Hervé Niquet

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Hervé Niquet (born on October 28, 1957) is a French conductor, harpsichordist, tenor, and the director of Le Concert Spirituel, specializing in French Baroque music.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born on October 28, 1957, Hervé Niquet was raised at Abbeville in the department of Somme, France. He studied harpsichord, composition, conducting, and opera singing. In 1980, he was appointed as the choir master of Opéra National de Paris. Between 1985 and 1986, Niquet became a member of Les Arts florissants as a tenor, the ensemble that William Christie founded. In 1987, he established his own ensemble named "Le Concert Spirituel" which focuses on French grand motets of the 17th and 18th centuries.[2][3]

Selected discography[edit]

Accord, Adda

  • Campra Vol.1 Te Deum. Motets Niquet (Adda 581250) no reissue
  • Campra Vol.II Requiem Benedictus Dominus. Niquet (Accord)
  • Campra Vol.III Deus noster refugium. Cantate Domino. Messe ad maj De profundis. Niquet (Accord) 92
  • Rossini: La cambiale di matrimonio
  • Boismortier. Grand Motet. 6 Motets a voix seul
  • Jean Gilles (composer). Motet à St Jean Baptiste 'Cantate Jordanis Incolae'. Niquet 1989 (Accord)
  • Gilles. Te Deum. Diligam te Domine Niquet (Accord)

FNAC, Naxos

  • Jean-Baptiste Lully, grands motets. 3 vols. (reissued Naxos)
  • Joseph Michel 1688-1736 Lecons de Ténèbres Niquet 97
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Serenades francaises Niquet (Naxos)
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Ballets de Village
  • Charpentier 1643-1704
    • Messe des Morts H7, Litan.H89, Conf.H220, Nisi H160, Laud.H203 Vol.1 Niquet 94 (Naxos)
    • Beatus H221 Laud.H149, Lauda Jerus.H210, Ave H60, Magn.H72 Vol.2 Niquet 95 (Naxos)
    • Mass H1, Te Deum H147, Benedictus H345 Vol.3 Niquet 96 (Naxos)
    • Antiennes H.44-47, Litanies H.83, Magnificat H76 Chant joyeux H339 Vol.4 Niquet 00 (Naxos)
  • Louis-Nicolas Clerambault. Le Triomphe d'Iris (1706)
  • 3 Cantatas : Orphée, Léandre et Héro, + sonatas Piau/Niquet (Naxos)
  • 2 Cantatas : La Mort d'Hercule, Polipheme, + symphonias Coadou/Niquet 96 (Naxos)
  • Orazio Benevoli. Missa Azzolina. Magnificat. Dixit Dominus. Laetatus sum
  • Jean-Nicolas Geoffrey. Messe pour les fetes doubles. Memento Domine Davi. Regina coeli
  • Emmanuel Chabrier. España, Suite pastorale, Habanera, Danse slave and Fête polonaise from Le roi malgré lui, Lamento, Prélude pastoral and Joyeuse marche.
  • Paolo Lorenzani. Motet pour les confesseurs.

Glossa

Prix de Rome, Ediciones singulares

Other

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahan, Eric (2003-11-12). "Desmarest très spirituel" (in French). Libération. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  2. ^ Maymom, Timothy (February 2007). "Pays de Somme : Des talents puissance 9" (in French). somme.fr. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  3. ^ Réjean Beaucage; Jane Brierley (translation), (Sept. 3, 2003) Hervé Niquet and la Nouvele Sinfonie at La Scena Musicale

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