Charpentier: Messe à 4 Choeurs / Dauce
Label: harmonia mundi
Sebastien Dauce, Ensemble Correspondances
An Italian travel diary, Paris, 1665: a young composer leaves the Saint-Michel district to embark on a journey to Rome. The journey promises to be a long one, its stopovers rich in encounters for Charpentier... On this CD, Sébastien Daucé invites us on an imaginary recreation of that voyage of initiation, from Cremona (Merula) to Rome (Beretta), by way of Venice (Cavalli) and Bologna (Cazzati). A journey in space but also in time, through the sources of inspiration of a composer whose future works were to recall the colours of Italy - as the magnificent Mass for four choirs testifies.