FRANÇOIS COLIN DE BLAMONT (1690-1760): Te Deum, ESPRIT JOSEPH ANTOINE BLANCHARD (1696-1770): Te Deum.
Catalogue Number: 04U017
Label: Chateau de Versailles
Description: A recreation of a historical event: in 1745 these two members of the royal chapel staff at Versailles quarrelled over whose Te Deum would be heard to celebrate Louix XV’s battlefield victory at Fontenoy. The Queen backed one and the King the other so both were heard and we now get two more examples of late baroque French celebratory music. Michiko Takahashi (soprano), Sebastian Monti, Romain Champion (countertenors), Cyril Costanzo (baritone), Chœur Marguerite Louise, Stradivaria; Daniel Cuiller.