From my collection.
Bought in November 2016.
First listen: 15-12-2016.
Second listen: 15-12-2016.
Third listen: 18-1-2017.
Recording dates: September 2011.
Recording venue: Abbatiale de l'Abbaye-École de Sorèze. (Dans le Tarn-Midi Pyrénées), France.
Recording engineer: Eric Baratin.
Running time: 56:30.
Classical relevance: Very worthwhile to have.
Works performed by:
Les Passions, Orchestre Baroque de Montauban, Jean Marc Andrieu.
Vincent Lièvre-Picard, Counter tenor.
Sébastien Obrecht, Tenor.
Jean Manuel Candenot, Bariton.
I never heard these pieces before, of which Charpentier wrote a lot, over 400 I read in the booklet. If they are all like the present ones than we definitively need them on CD. The duets are a pleasure for your ears. The countertenor is a marvel of softness and intergrates fantastically with the other singers. No sharp edges, but a round sound. Just perfect. The blend between them is near perfect, and they listen to each other very carefully and so keeping the right balance in tempi and dynamics. They all give their own colour to the compositions, and in this you hear how perfectly they match. It is well recorded in an acoustically superb place. Quite worthwhile to have and to hold.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
If by any chance you might be interested in my thoughts or feelings about the recordings of today, please let me know, and I will provide ad...
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. (2018) First listen: 14-4-2018. Second listen: 20-4-2018. Label: Crystal Classics. Recording dates: November 2008 &...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 16-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 18 from 20. Recording dates: September 1998. Venue: St. Katharinen...
The Strauss Family, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss. Overtures/Waltzes/Polkas. CD 5 & 6.New acquisition. 2016. First listen: 9-4-2018. Label: EMI. CD 5 & 6 from 6. Recording dates: 1971-1986. Venues: Somewhere in Munich...
New acquisition. (2017) First listen: 11-4-2018 Label: Dynamic. CD 19 from 29. Recording dates: March 2004. Venue: Sovizzo, Chiesa di ...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 11-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 16 from 20. Recording dates: January 1999. Venue: Garrison Church,...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 9-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 14 & 15 from 20. Recording dates: October 1999. Venue: Nidaros ...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 6-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 11 from 20. Recording dates: March 1999. Venue: Martinikerk in Gron...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 11-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 17 from 20. Recording dates: March 1997. Venue: Municipal Church o...