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Symphonic Music - Released November 1, 2011 | Glossa

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Diamant d'Opéra - Choc de Classica - Exceptional Sound Productions
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released March 6, 2012 | Glossa

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Classical - Released November 20, 2015 | Ediciones Singulares

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Qobuzissime
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Full Operas - Released June 29, 2010 | Glossa

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released October 14, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Award - 4 étoiles Classica
In 1817, two years after the restoration of the monarchy by Louis XVIII, the French court attended a performance of Cherubini’s Requiem in memory of Louis XVI; a few years later, in 1823, the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Marie-Antoinette provided the occasion for giving Charles-Henri Plantade’s Messe des morts in her memory. Berlioz had just arrived in Paris, and Napoleon had recently died in exile on the island of Saint Helena. In 2015, the two works were presented in a single concert at Versailles Palace. While Cherubini’s Requiem, scored for mixed choir and orchestra, but without soloists, is well known, Charles-Henri Plantade’s setting, which shares the same formal characteristics, is a complete discovery. It provides a striking transitional stage between the models of the Ancien Régime and early Romanticism, and displays a wealth of invention reminiscent of Méhul, Cherubini and even Rossini. This is the first recording of the work, which was revived on the initiative of the Palazzetto Bru Zane. A noted specialist in French music and large-scale sacred forms, Hervé Niquet brings out the full strength of these two works, recorded in the Chapelle Royale at Versailles, which further enrich the Alpha/Château de Versailles collection.
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Classical - Released September 8, 2015 | Ediciones Singulares

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
Félicien David was already famous through his ‘ode-symphonie’ Le Désert (1844) when his opera Herculanum was first staged at the Paris Opéra in 1859. Leaving behind the Middle Eastern inflections of his earlier scores, Herculanum is a remarkably strong composition (vast, intensely dramatic scenes), impressive in the diversity of its style (including Verdian influences) and its vocal variety (including the rare coloratura contralto voice often used by Rossini). There is also a fantastic vein, as made popular by Boiëldieu (La Dame blanche, 1825) and Meyerbeer (Robert le Diable, 1831); but the supernatural is used here to serve an openly stated mysticism: the eruption of Vesuvius brings a spectacular, cataclysmic ending, signifying the decadence of the ancient world and the triumph of Christianity. © Qobuz
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Opera - Released September 4, 2012 | Glossa

Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica
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Classical - Released April 2, 2013 | Glossa

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Opera - Released January 1, 2014 | Ediciones Singulares

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Sacred Vocal Music - Released November 3, 2015 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released September 29, 2014 | EPR-Classic

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Classical - Released September 6, 2011 | Glossa

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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Glossa

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Masses, Passions, Requiems - Released January 31, 2000 | Naxos

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Opera - Released January 7, 2014 | Glossa

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