I’ve been enjoying a really terrific collection of French Baroque sacred music and it triggered a listening binge. It’s a fairly typical listening pattern for me; I’ll enjoy an album and then will bury myself in similar repertoire for a week. Last week it was Beethoven keyboard variations, this week it’s music from Louis XIV’s day. Why don’t we all binge together? Here’s five French Baroque albums that you’ll want this weekend.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s music has a melodic sweetness that’s irresistible. This specially priced 3-CD set offers state-of-the-art performances of his sacred music by the brilliant Le Concert Spirituel under the direction of Hervé Niquet.
There's your weekend playlist. Enjoy!