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Le Manuscrit de Madame Théobon Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687) & Others
This manuscript was discovered in 2004 by Christophe Rousset. From his private collection and recorded here for the first time, this work was once the property of Lydie de Théobon, mistress of Louis XIV until 1672. In addition to the essential tunes of the late 17th century, it also contains several anonymous transcriptions of works by Lully, as well as numerous unpublished pieces. A precious testimony to the musical practices of the period, to which the powerful-sounding Nicolas Dumont 1704 harpsichord recorded here for the first time does obvious justice.  
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The ensemble Les Talens Lyriques
which takes its name from the subtitle of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Les Fêtes d’Hébé (1739) was formed in 1991 by the harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset.

Championing a broad vocal and instrumental repertoire, ranging from early Baroque to the beginnings of Romanticism, the musicians of Les Talens Lyriques aim to throw light on the great masterpieces of musical history, while providing perspective by presenting rarer or little known works that are important as missing links in the European musical heritage. This musicological and editorial work, which contributes to its renown, is a priority for the ensemble.

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