The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Thursday, October 19, 2006

La Malade Imaginaire

The newest addition to my music collection is this recording of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's music for this play of Moliere. It is done, of course, by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, which means that it is worth its weight in gold.

I had the privilege of seeing Les Arts Florissants give a presentation of Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. It was a memorable experience. Christie, the honorary Frenchman who I believe is from the American Midwest, gave a talk before the performance. That was really cool. This guy exudes enough culture to fill a football stadium. Anything by Les Arts Florissants is worth buying and listening to over and over again.