André Campra

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Born: 4 December 1660 — Aix-en-Provence — France
Died: 29 June 1744 — Versailles — France
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Composer of operas (Tancrède (1702), Idoménée (1712), L’Europe Galante) and liturgic music (Motets, Psalms, Messe de Requiem, Te Deum). Workes in Arles (1682-1683), Toulouse (1683-1694) and Paris (1694-1700). He became vice-maitre-de-chapelle of the Chapelle Royale in 1722. He wrote many so-called Petits Motets, some of which he later worked out to his less-known so-called Grands Motets, who stayed part of the Concert Spirituel till the French Revolution.

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Komponist van opera’s (Tancrède (1702), Idoménée (1712), L’Europe Galante) en liturgische muziek (Motetten, Psalmen, Messe de Requiem, Te Deum). Werkte achtereenvolgens in Arles (1681-1683), Toulouse (1683-1694) en Parijs (1694-1700). Hij werd in 1722 onderkapelmeester van de Chapelle Royale. Hij schreef vele zgn. "petits motets" waarvan hij er later enkele uitwerkte tot zijn minder bekende zgn. "grands motets" die tot aan de Franse Revolutie deel bleven uitmaken van het "Concert Spirituel".]

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har1901238harmonia mundi02/93cantatasfeldman/christie/les arts florissants
pie786101pierre verany01/96french cantatasnicolas (sop)/cuiller (vln)
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har901251harmonia mundi01/88requiembaudry/elwes/herreweghe/chapelle royale
ele45993elektra classical05/93messe des mortsnelson/harris/gardiner/english baroque sol
pie784093pierre verany01/96motetsnicolas (sop)/lasla (bari)
pie786111pierre verany01/96tancrede-hltsdussaut/bona/arapian/zaffini
ana28050analekta02/95mythologieforget*daniele (sop) arion ens
deu77059deu. harmonia mundi09/90l’europe galante/bourgeois gentilhommekuijken/la petite bande/yakar/jacobs
adda581275adda06/91motet benedictus Dom/requiemgens/niquet/concert spirituel
adda581250adda12/90te deum/notus in judea/deus in nomine tuogens/niquet/concert spirituel


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(1910) Maurice Ravel: Premiere of Ma Mère l'Oye for two pianos, in Paris, France.
(1958) Heitor Villa-Lobos: Premiere of Symphony no. 12, in Washington D.C., USA.
(1985) Alfred Schnittke: Premiere of Concerto Grosso no. 3, in Moscow, Russia.

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