Created in Lyon in 2009, Correspondances gathers around harpsichordist and organist Sébastien Daucé a group of singers and instrumentalists, all specialist and passionate about the French Grand Siècle music. In a few years, Correspondances has become a reference in 17th century French music repertoire. Under the auspices of Baudelaire’s ‘correspondances’, the ensemble not only rediscovers renown composers such as Marc-Antoine Charpentier but also rekindles the image of musicians nowadays little known but quite requested in their time, such as Antoine Boësset or Etienne Moulinié, whom modern music directly affects us today.
A dedicated collaboration blossomed to unearth rare and neglected musical treasures and gave birth to nine internationally mutli-awarded recordings: Chocs Classica, ffff Télérama, Diapasons d’Or, Echo Preis of the World Premiere Recording of the Year 2016, Editor’s Choice from Gramophone, Opera Recording of the Year 2016 for Limelight Magazine…
All these recordings testify of the ensemble’s fundamentals, and its thirst for discovery: with Marc-Antoine Charpentier for O Maria ! (2010), the Litanies de la Vierge (2013) or the last published disc Pastorale de Noël et O de l’Avent (October 2016), Antoine Boësset (L’Archange et le Lys, 2011), Etienne Moulinié with Meslanges pour la Chapelle d’un Prince (2015), Henry du Mont in O Mysterium (2016) or Michel-Richard de Lalande and his Leçons de Ténèbres with Sophie Karthäuser (2015).
The exceptional release of Le Concert Royal de la Nuit in 2015 is the fruit of a three-year research work to make possible the rediscovery of a major musical moment of the 17th century that introduced Louis XIV as the Roi Soleil.
The Caisse des Dépôts and Mécénat Musical Société Générale are Correspondances’ main sponsors. The ensemble is also supported by the Ministry of Culture (DRAC Rhône-Alpes), the Rhône-Alpes Region, the City of Lyon. The ensemble is in residency in Ambronay (member of the Rema network), Theater of Caen, MC2 Grenoble, and Chapelle de l Trinité in Lyon with the support of City of Lyon.
|Ensemble CorrespondancesSébastien Daucé||Charpentier: Histoires sacrées Termine nach Absprache Saison 2018/19|
|Ensemble CorrespondancesSébastien Daucé||08.04.19 - 21.04.19de Lalande: Leçons de ténèbres|