Meditations Pour Le Careme
ENSEMBLE LES SURPRISES CAMBOULAS
Passionate advocates of French music, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and Les Surprises tackle its intimate and spiritual side with M.-A. Charpentier and S. de Brossard. They share their vision of the Meditations for Lent, a masterpiece for three male voices and basso continuo. Founded in 2010 by Juliette Guignard and Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, the ensemble Les Surprises seeks to convey its passion for the music of the 17th and 18th centuries through varied and original programmes. In borrowing its name from the opéra-ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Surprises de l’Amour, the group has placed its destiny under the lucky star of this composer, with the aim of exploring operatic music in all its shapes and forms. The work of the ensemble is anchored in a process of musicological and historical research, indeed Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas wishes to highlight scores that have never been released since the 18th century, thanks to music libraries such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) or Bibliothèque de l’Opéra de Paris.