Bought in November 2016.
First listen: 14-12-2016.
Recording dates: November 2004.
Recording venue: Sainte-Chapelle......
Recording engineer: Eric Baratin.
Running time: 76:02.
Classical relevance: Reference recording.
Good Friday Liturgy Part 1. Kyrie eleyson...Parce Famulis. (Claudin de Sermisy)
Matins, Lessons for Tenebrae (Anonymous)
The Passion according to Saint Jean. (Anonymous)
Les Chantres de la Sainte-Chapelle, Antoine Sicot.
With participation of Hervé Lamy, Tenor.
When I ordered this CD I did not know what to expect. But the samples sounded good to me, albeit short, so I took the risk of the small investment and was richly rewarded. This music is virtually unknown, and never before recorded. As to why is a riddle to me. This music is on such a high level, that it keep astounding me for its rich palette of creativity, and ingenuity. This is the work of someone that knew precisely how to create a effect sought for, and made a sublime composition out of it. Quite rarely do I encounter such genius, but with this CD all the rules are met, and thus I was presented with a delightful insight into an unknown musical work. The performance is superb. Excellent voices, well in balance, no nasty surprises but singers that blend together to create one voice out of voices. Much research has gone into this venture in terms of the Latin pronunciation, and the performance procedure at that time. They had some basis to venture from, explained in the excellent booklet. The harmony is amazing. The Passion is to my ears a masterwork, without a shred of doubt. I urge all that have an interest in that time and music to buy this forthwith.
The recording is superb.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Today I attended two organ concertos in the Netherlands. The first concert was in a place called Zandeweer near the Dutch coast, and the org...
A fine disc. This is my second rerun, and I stick to my first review, which was quite a positive one. First review of this disc. ...
From the 206 titles available in the BIS sale, there were not many of interest for me. A lot of new composers, but their modernity was a tad...
New acquisition. Bought in June 2017. First listen: 11-6-2017. Label: CPO. Recording dates: January 2009. Recording venue: Refektorium ...
Joseph Haydn. From my collection. Gifted by a friend in 2013. First listen: 3-4-2014. Label: L'óiseau-Lyre. CD 14 from 32. Rec...
New acquisition. Bought in June 2017. First listen: 21-6-2017. Label: CPO. CD 2 from 11. Recording dates: November 2010. Recording ven...
Unfortunately Volume I of Graupner is missing in that list. It is OOP. The prices paid on Amazon are ridiculous.
Haydn, Joseph. (1732-1809) The (almost) complete Symphonies, No. 59 & 65. Christopher Hogwood edition.Joseph Haydn. From my collection. Date of purchase: April 2013. (Gifted by a friend) First listen: 3-4-2014. Label: L'oiseau-Ly...
Bruckner, Anton. (1824-1896) Symphony No. 4 in E flat major. Last version of 1879/80, WAB 104. Top recommendation.Anton Bruckner. New acquisition. Bought in June 2017. First listen: 29-6-2017. Label: CPO. CD 5 from 11. Recording dates: August 2...