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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Actéon - Aaron Sheehan (tenor); Amanda Forsythe (soprano); Douglas Williams (bass); Jason McStoots (tenor);...
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  1. Actéon, pastorale for chorus, strings & continuo, H. 481
  2. Orphée descendant aux enfers, cantata for 3 voices, instruments & continuo, H. 471
  3. La pierre philosophale, incidental music, H. 501
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Marc-Antoine Charpentier was neglected for centuries after his death, but by the late 20th century increased frequency of performances and recordings revealed him as one of the geniuses of the Baroque. He had a distinctive, individual voice and a gift for subtle emotional expression capable of evoking the most profound grief, as well as a loopy humor rarely associated with music of his era.Musical directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead the vocal and chamber ensembles of the Boston Early Music Festival in ...

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Actéon 2010, CPO

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