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French surname which, in music circles, usually refers to Marc-Antoine Charpentier, but can also refer to Gustave Charpentier or Jacques Charpentier.

A selection of M&V articles about Charpentier

CD Spotlight. Respect and Understanding - A CD celebrating 300 years of Charpentier, reviewed by Peter Howell. 'The performance is excellent throughout.'

Drama in the music - Robert Hugill muses on the staging of Handel's oratorios

Ensemble. Radiantly musical - Les Arts Florissants perform music by Charpentier, reviewed by Robert Hugill

CD Spotlight - Showing paces. '... the oratorio performances can only give pleasure.' Charpentier's dramatic strengths, with Robert Anderson


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