The originality of this collection lays in its editorial criteria: faithfulness to the original sources as well as to the basic principles of period notation.
Launched in 2004, this collection today comprises 11 titles:
French operatic music :
Actéon changé en biche
La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers
Les Arts florissants
Les plaisirs de Versailles
- Michel Lambert
Les Airs de Michel Lambert (coming soon)
French sacred music :
- Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
In exitu Israel
Illustrated booklet :
- Actéon l'indiscret chasseur (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
The scholarly edition of all the volumes in the “Les Arts Florissants” collection is overseen by a committee chaired by William Christie and Fannie Vernaz and made up of specialists, musicians, musicologists, translators and editors (John Powell, Sébastien Daucé, Catherine Massip, Benoît Hartoin, Pascal Duc etc.).
The honorary committee of the collection comprises H. Wiley Hitchcock †, Andrew Parmley and Dominique Visse.
The first six volumes of this collection were published between 2004 and 2010 with the support of the Fondation Louis D. of the Institut de France.
For further information, or to buy scores or booklets :
Éditions des Abbesses
71, rue Boursault
75017 Paris - France
Tél. : 01 44 85 05 10 / 06 12 32 34 34