MICHEL PIGNOLET DE MONTÉCLAIR (1667-1737): Déserts, où des humains j’évite la presence *, Ariane et Bacchus, Qu’à l’amour on est peu contraire! *, Le Dépit généreux, Adieu, mes innocents troupeaux *, Concert No. 1 in E Minor for Flute and Continuo, Suite No. 1 from Premier Recueil de Brunettes *. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 09W014
Description: Montéclair was an important figure in the composition of music for flute at a time when innovations in design brought it to prominence as a solo instrument. This album traces his earliest published pieces through to his mature works of the 1730s. They show how Montéclair’s use of vocalized writing, and his ornate and complex obbligati in the cantatas proved to be pivotal in the development of the transverse flute. French-English texts. Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Leela Breithaupt (flute), Les Ordinaires.