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Composer: Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)

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Year of birth1643
Year of death1704
June 2018
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LondonLa Defense de la Vertu

La Defense de la Vertu
Charpentier, Vivaldi, Caldara
Jessica Eucker; Eleanor Dann; Tristram Cooke; Unknown

LondonDangerous Liaisons

© Angela Moore/ LucienneRoberts+
Lully, Rameau, Charpentier
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; John Butt; Hubert Hazebroucq; Anna Dennis; Nick Pritchard; Les Corps Eloquents Dance Company

LisieuxLe Cantique des Cantiques

Charpentier, Marais, D'Anglebert
Jérôme Correas; Valérie Gabail; Françoise Masset; Silvia de Maria; Les Paladins

GrazKrieg und Frieden

© Davis Ignaszewski
Isaak, Scheidt, Schein, Rosenmüller, Lully, Charpentier, Biber, Cabanilles, Fesch, Handel
Le Concert des Nations; La cappella Reial de Catalunya; Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall

BrugesHail! Bright Cecilia

Charpentier, Purcell
Sébastien Daucé; Ensemble Correspondances
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Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
A Lenten programme of 17th-century French and Italian sacred music partially fulfilled its dramatic potential in refined, understated performances. 
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A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Medée) and Ivan Thirion (Oronte) © Toni Suter & Tanja Dorendorf
From devoted wife and mother to murdering avenger, Médée is is a challenging role. A new Zurich production firmly secures her place in the collective memory, perhaps for the wrong reasons.
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A celebratory Te Deum for Malta

Sébastien Daucé © Mario Mintoff Photocity
A thrilling programme of church music for the French court by du Mont and Charpentier, performed by Ensemble Correspondances.
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Purcell and Charpentier double bill in Paris

Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset © Jacques Verrees
Christophe Rousset leads Les Talens Lyrique in a double Baroque bill: Charpentier's Acteon and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
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Polychoral virtuosity in Utrecht

© Alison Karlin
Ensemble Correspondances give a virtuoso display of polychoral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier and his Italian contemporaries.
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