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Protégée of the Sun King: Music by Jacquet de la Guerre - Anne Azéma (soprano); Dana Maiben (baroque violin); Frances Conover Fitch (harpsichord); Jane Hershey (viola da gamba);...
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  1. Suite in D minor (from Pièces de Clavecin, 1687)
  2. Mardrigal a mademoiselle de la Guerre: Ces Luths mystérieux
  3. Suite in A minor (from Pièces de Clavecin, 1687)
  4. Letter from Monsieur Lully to Mademoiselle de la Guerre: Muse, je vous écris...
  5. Cephale et Procris, opera: Ballet music. Ouverture
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  1. Suite in D minor (from Pièces de Clavecin, 1687)
  2. Mardrigal a mademoiselle de la Guerre: Ces Luths mystérieux
  3. Suite in A minor (from Pièces de Clavecin, 1687)
  4. Letter from Monsieur Lully to Mademoiselle de la Guerre: Muse, je vous écris...
  5. Cephale et Procris, opera: Ballet music. Ouverture
  6. Cephale et Procris, opera: Ballet music. Rondeau
  7. Passepied pour les violons et pour les hautbois
  8. Gigue
  9. Trio sonata in D major
  10. Cephale et Procris, opera: Ballet music. Passacaille (a minor)
  11. Cephale et Procris, opera: Ballet music. Premier Air (C Major)
  12. Cephale et Procris, opera: Ballet music. Second Air (C Major)
  13. Sonata for violin & continuo No. 3 in F major
  14. Cephale et Procris, opera: Air
  15. Suite in D minor (from Pièces de Clavecin, 1707)
  16. Esther, cantata
  17. Cephale et Procris, opera: Air des Démons
  18. Le Sommeil d'Ulisse, cantata for voice & continuo
  19. Dedicace: Sire, je n'ai plus le mérite, letter to the King of France
  20. Entre nous mes chers amis, air à boire la Provençale
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Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre was a harpsichord prodigy brought to the court of Louis XVI, France's Sun King, at the age of 12. Her music disappeared after her death in 1732, erased from historical memory like the works of other female composers in the way that Communist governments used to retouch photos in order to eliminate individuals deemed non-approved. Like Bach, she was a talented improviser at the keyboard. Her works, in various genres, were published with the king's approval, but they have only recently ...

Protégée of the Sun King: Music by Jacquet de la Guerre 2006, Centaur Records

UPC: 044747278124

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