The program of La Chapelle Harmonique dedicated to The Fables of La Fontaine, was recorded by B Records during its 2021 concert on the stage of L'Estran at Guidel, France. Now available, it gathers mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis, the comedian Thierry Péteau, Valentin Tournet, Geneviève Pungier, Benjamin Narvey and Bérangère Sardin.
A stranger reveals the opulence of the Royal Chapel of Louis XV: Charles-Hubert Gervais was Chapel Master from 1723 onwards, thus offering a perfect representation of the splendour of sacred music at the Court of Versailles. Heir to the great frescoes of Lully and Lalande, Gervais was above all an opera composer, and his dramatic style lends his Grands Motets a decidedly Italian resonance.
Alongside the Associate-Artist Les Ombres, Théotime Langlois de Swarte - resident artist of the foundation with The Consort - continues his exploration of the violin repertory of the early eighteenth century. In this programme, he highlights the links between three leading composers for the instrument: Vivaldi, father of the violin concerto, Locatelli and Leclair.