Notes & Reviews:
In spite of its sub-title of "tragédie biblique," David et Jonathas is by no means an oratorio. But if it seems to be more of an opera, this "psychological drama" is anything but a tragédie lyrique, as conceived and popularized by Lully. With a prologue totally integrated into the rest of the work, almost devoid of recitative, Charpentier here succeeds in creating a counter-proposition to the Lullian model. His contemporaries praised the work as a masterpiece. This reissue features the great William Christie leading his ensemble Les Arts Florissants in a benchmark recording, first offered in 1988.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Enregistrement Radio France au Studio 103.
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Works DetailsCharpentier, Marc-Antoine : David et Jonathas, tragédie en musique, H. 490
- Conductor: William Christie
- Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
- Running Time: 84 min. 22 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1688