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Title
Orphée aux enfers
Composer
Marc-Antoine Charpentier 1643-1704
Conductor
Reinoud Van Mechelen Lionel Meunier
Performer
Vox Luminis A Nocte Temporis
Publisher
Alpha, 2020
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
2019
Playing time
01:22:06
EAN
3760014195662
CDR
DCX7213

About Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (French: [maʁk ɑ̃twan ʃaʁpɑ̃tje]; 1643 – 24 February 1704) was a French Baroque composer during the reign of Louis XIV. One of his most famous works is the main theme from the prelude of his Te Deum, Marche en rondeau. This theme which is still used today as a fanfare during television broadcasts of the Eurovision Network, the European Broadcasting Union. The most relevant broadcast program it transmits is the Eurovision Song Contest.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier dominated the Baroque musical scene in seventeenth century France because of the quality of his prolific output. He mastered all genres, and his skill in writing sacred vocal music was especially hailed by his contemporaries.

He began his career by going to Italy, there he fell under the influence of Giacomo Carissimi as well as other Italian…Read more on Wikipedia

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