A royal palace of French kings for centuries, the Musée du Louvre of our day is a temple of fine art. And music holds its own place here, since music-making has always been abundant within its walls. The musical selections on this double album tell the illustrious story of the palace as it was transformed from the seat of power into a magnificent repository for the fruits of human creativity. At every turn, music played a vital role, amply mirroring the prestigious setting in which it was heard. Includes: A richly illustrated booklet with a colour-coded construction plan and detailed chronology.