Le Combat de l'amour divin et de l'amour profane : Work information

Marc-Antoine Charpentier ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Band of Instruments, Gary Cooper (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Le Combat de l'amour divin et de l'amour profane
Work number
1679-01-01 02:01:00

This recording

Michael Ponder
Martin Haskell
Recording date
2001-04-01 01:00:00

The Composers

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Charpentier left his home in Paris in the 1660s to study with the composer Carissimi in Rome.  He was well schooled in Italian compositional models of the time, which initially gave him something of an outsider status back in France.  An association with the stage began with Molière's troupe, and he wrote incidental music for productions of works such as La Malade Imaginaire.  By the early 1680s he was employed by the Dauphin as musical director and was later granted a pension by Louis XIV who, although frequently associated with Charpentier, never employed him.  In 1698 he was made master of music at the Sainte-Chapelle, which led to him writing his greatest sacred works.

Related composers: Jean-Baptiste Lully

Track listing

  • Amours profanes: jeux et plaisirs 1:31 min
  • Panthomimes pour les mesmes; Inquietude; Attention ou aplaudissement; Tristesse 2:03 min
  • Marques de zelle 0:26 min
  • Les Graces et les Vertus 1:52 min
  • Le Despespoir 1:36 min
  • Les Crocheteurs 1:40 min
  • Sentiments généreux et lasches 2:00 min
  • Amours forgerons 1:26 min
  • Marche de Triomphe 1:52 min
  • La joye seulle 1:58 min
  • Pourquoi n\'avoit pas le Coeur tendre retourné 1:46 min
  • Combattants 1:32 min