La Guerre Des Te Deum
Label: CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES
Format: COMPACT DISC
Costanzo, Cyril; Stradivaria; Takahashi, Michiko; Ensemble Marguerite Louise; Cuiller, Daniel; Monti, Sebastian; Champion, Romain
Two rival yet similar works, an illustration of a “Quarrel of the Te Deums”, a true war of mottled violin scores, a frivolous echo of Louis XV‘s final victories. It is also the rediscovery of two of the most talented composers amongst Rameau’s contemporaries, François Colin de Blamont and Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard. Daniel Cuiller appropriates this music with the voracity which had led him to revive a previous Te Deum, on that occasion by Henri Madin, and which was covered with praise. Add to this the brilliant singers of the Marguerite Louise choir which is directed by Gaétan Jarry and the virtuoso musicians of Stradivaria, Daniel replied with enthusiasm to this “commission” for the Royal Chapel of Versailles.