Pignolet de Montéclair, Leclair, Scarlatti, Händel

Grandes figures tragiques

Grandes figures tragiques 


Sandrine Piau soprano

Les Talens Lyriques

Gilone Gaubert violin
Benjamin Chénier violin
Emmanuel Jacques cello
Christophe Rousset Conductor et harpsichord



Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667-1737)
La Morte di Lucretia, cantate (1728)

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Première Récréation de musique, op. 6, extraits (1736)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Tinte a note di sangue, cantate (s. d.)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Sonate en trio op. 2 n° 1, en si mineur, HWV 386b (1733)
Agrippina condotta a morire, HWV 110, cantate (ca 1707-1709)

“The Accademia dell’Arcadia, founded in Rome in 1690, attracted many artists, not only from Italy, but also from further afield. The academy’s aesthetic ideal of simplicity and natural – ness was applied in particular to the cantata genre, which was very popular at that time with composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti, Händel and Montéclair. We have always explored this repertoire with Sandrine Piau, and I am delighted to see her with us again for this new production!”

– Christophe Rousset