Couperin’s Avertissement notes that they may be transposed for any voice types, and recommends adding a bowed string instrument: “quoyque. Couperin’s Trois Leçons de Ténèbres are amongst the small amount of the composer’s sacred music that was published during his lifetime. They are intensely. Stream Couperin (Le Grand): Trois Leçons de Ténèbres by Veronique Gens & Sandrine Piau & Emmanuel Balssa & Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset .
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In contrast, the excellent version of the Lecons on Erato led by Laurence Boulay reorganizes the three Lecons to no ill effect. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
Originally issued on CDA The soprano Carolyn Sampson and mezzo Marianne Beate Kielland, both highly regarded as Baroque specialists, deliver fresh performances couperij are at once serious, stylish and beautifully judged.
Firstly – the Latin is not French Latin, as I’ve always considered it should be. I suspect some listeners will absolutely love it for its ravishing and exalted cumulative effect.
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Please use the dropdown buttons to lceons your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Showing of 3 reviews. Don’t mistake me – it’s not dreadful. The music has, within its own self-imposed limits, an intensity and power rarely found in baroque church music. Roussetit can tenebrss had for perhaps less than half the price of this original edition. The two sopranos, as I’ve said, are lovely on other recordings.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. See all 3 reviews. The blend of the two voices was That version above all is beatiful beyond belief. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.
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Loading comments… Trouble loading? Thirdly, the tones of both sopranos seemed not to fall into the right sound for the Couperin works.
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Sein Amt verlangte von ihm, sowohl Kompositionen zu liefern als auch selbst zu spielen. I own recordings of both of them which are lovely – Piau’s Mozart arias is exquisite better by several degrees than her more recent Handel arias recording, but that too has some fine thingsand Gens’ extensive recording repertoire tnebres her Mozart to her Berlioz is regularly taken out of my CD shelves to be given another listen. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Piau, with a more unusual and lower voice than her partner, takes on the first Lecon.
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Clocking in at right over 10 minutes, the Magnificat may be my single favorite track here, livelier and little less serene than the other music.
It was with the expectation of delight that I purchased this recording. Stream Couperin Le Grand: I suppose I am very much a person of “Yes, I love this” or “No, I loathe it” – my opinions are rarely tepid. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
I am at a loss to understand why – really, these two sopranos are so experienced in French baroque works that I fully expected them to have created a delicious performance.
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