LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
WORKS: David et Jonathas
PERFORMER: Soloists; Les Arts Florissants/William Christie
CATALOGUE NO: HMA 1901289/90 1988
Transcending the formal conventions of French Baroque opera, Charpentier explores with great insight the psychological tensions that divide the main protagonists in this remarkable biblical drama, offering music of astonishing freshness of invention and variety of colour. The performers respond with incisiveness and obvious commitment. A compelling experience.