Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Jean-Baptiste Lully, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln|
Lully: Le Roi Danse
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
I like this very much
Steven Guy | Croydon, South Australia | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording is virtually a "walk through" the music of Jean-Baptiste Lully. Of course, most of Lully's music was written for the opera and many orchestral movements from his operas are to be found on this soundtrack. Those who think Baroque operas began with Monteverdi and ended with Handel and there wasn't anything in between will be in for a shock - Lully was actually a very good composer and his operas are much better than many people think.
I was a little surprised that Reinhard Goebel and his Musica Antiqua Köln were chosen or volunteered for the job of recording this soundtrack. MAK are not a group I normally associate with French Baroque orchestral and/or operatic music. I guess that I would have thought that the music of Biber, Schmelzer, Buxtehude, Telemann and the various members of the Bach family would have been much more their "natural territory" and/or "comfort zone". Perhaps Christophe Rousset and his Les Talens Lyriques ensemble weren't asked or were asked and turned down the job? I would have thought that Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre or William Christie's Les Arts Florissants would have been obvious choices for the recording of this soundtrack? Unavailable, uninterested or too expensive may have been the reasons the director passed over these French Baroque music specialist ensembles.
However! MAK and Herr Goebel do a fine and stylish job in this music and I only wish they'd record a complete work by Lully. Well, maybe they'll get around to it some time?
This CD is both entertaining and educational. I still haven't seen the film, but I did enjoy "Farinelli, Il Castrato" very much and I am sure that the director made a similarly interesting film about Jean-Baptiste Lully and Louise XIV.
If ever a film is made of the life of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Reinhard Goebel and his Musica Antiqua Köln would be the obvious choice for the band to record the soundtrack."
Excellent show of Lully
HSIEH CHENG CHUNG | Taipei, Taiwan | 08/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heared some Lully's discs, includes Savall, Christine, and now Goebel. I must say I am not dissapointed of Goebel's perform. I feel he fully catch the factors of Lully's music, ex lyric, elegant and ballet dacing.I renew the impressions of Lully since this, to like it more."