Elizabeth Dobbin & Le Jardin Secret - Bousset: Airs sérieux (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 56:30 minutes | 547 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
In 1724, Sébastien de Brossard hailed Jean-Baptiste Drouard de Bousset as ‘indisputably the best of our composer-authors’. Although, at the beginning of the 18th century, the Master of Music at the Académies des Sciences et des Inscriptions imposed himself as the unquestionable leader of the genre, his 875 airs sérieux are little known nowadays and deserve to be brought back into the light. Such is the desire of Elizabeth Dobbin and the ensemble Le Jardin Secret, who recreate with artistry and intelligence the ‘noble, pleasant and natural’ songs of the composer, described by Titon du Tillet in his Parnasse françois (1732).