Double disc and a book.
Limited and numbered edition of 3000.
CONTENTS OF THE BOOK
Benoît Dratwicki Foreigners at the Académie Royale de Musique (1774-1789)
Benoît Dratwicki Sacchini and the Sacchinists at the heart of the quarrels
Alexandre Dratwicki A controversial new work
Anon. The reception of Renaud, an eyewitness account, 1783
Renaud (1783) marked Sacchini’s debut in Paris. Despite much criticism from the supporters of his rivals Gluck and Piccinni, Renaud was a success and Sacchini became the new favourite of Marie-Antoinette. Encouraged by the public who saw him as one of the finest composers of that time, he enriched the repertoire of the Paris Opéra with several masterpieces. Some of them were staged regularly for many years. Renaud was presented almost without interruption until 1799, and was revived in 1815. This recording has been made at the Arsenal of Metz in October 2012.