Le Banquet Céleste – P.H. Erlebach – Lieder (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:51 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
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Accompanied by his ensemble Le Banquet Céleste, the countertenor Damien Guillon puts his voice at the service of a program dedicated to the vocal pieces of the German Baroque composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, whose complete work was largely destroyed in the fire of Rudolstadt Castle in 1735. Among the works that have been handed down to us are the two collections Harmonische Freude musikalischer Freunde, which combine 50 and 25 arias for 1, 2, 3 or 4 solo voices, an instrumental ensemble and a basso continuo in two parts. Most of the texts of the arias, written in Old German, show people as being at the mercy of an unpredictable and fleeting fate.