JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687): Ballets & récits italiens - Psyche, LWV 45, Ballets de la Raillerie, LWV 11, d'Alcidiane, LWV 9, des Nations, LWV 43, de l'Amour malade, LWV 8, de Flore, LWV 40, des Amours déguisés, LWV 21.
Catalogue Number: 10L015
Reference: GCD 921509
Description: If you ever wondered what Lully was writing before his first French tragédie en musique of 1673, here's your answer: Italian-language récits and scenas in the context of ballet music for short entertainments. Some survive only partially; the scores recorded here were edited by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. Here are his first surviving recitatives and some experiments with arioso, some of which point toward his later operas and some of which don't. Italian-English texts.