“An eighteenth-century French music lover would surely be surprised at the scant attention paid to Mondonville in our century. Here was a man who held some of the most prestigious musical appointments in France, a man who, in his heyday, was considered Rameau’s near equal as an opera composer and very much his superior in the realm of the motet. As Pierre-Louis Daquin, son of the composer Louis-Claude Daquin, observed : “If I were not Rameau, there is no one I would rather be than Mondonville.” (…)”
© 1997 The Decca Record Company Limited, London
Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre
3 CDs Decca / LC0254
Recorded in June 1996 at the église luthérienne de Bon Secours, Paris
Released in 1997
With the generous support of the Fondation France Télécom
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