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Klassiek - Verschenen op 12 april 2019 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Record of the Month
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 8 maart 2019 | Fuga Libera

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 oktober 2018 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice
One of the great composing figures from the French Baroque, Michel-Richard de Lalande is starting to receive his just dues through modern recordings, and Glossa is happy to unveil a new release featuring Olivier Schneebeli directing Les Pages et Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles in three of Lalande’s sumptuous “grands motets”. Very much a favoured composer during the reign of Louis XIV, Lalande progressively assumed – from the 1680s onwards – more and more of the principal court offices, and was called upon to provide sacred music for the Chapelle Royale within the Château de Versailles. Although the new (and ‘definitive’) chapel was not consecrated until 1710, the trio of “grands motets” (extended multi-movement choral and solo settings, typically of Psalms, with instrumental accompaniment) recorded here will have been conceived of according to the chapel’s architectural and acoustical characteristics. Thomas Leconte, from the CMBV, provides an illuminating historical backdrop in his booklet essay. Much detailed performing information from Lalande’s time is known today – including number of instrumental forces used and about the composer’s later revisions of his scores – and Venite, exultemus Domino, De profundis and Dominus regnavit all receive expressive and meticulously-prepared performances within the Chapelle Royale itself. To the quality of preparation of the CMBV “maîtrise” can be added the presence of a quartet of vocal soloists deeply experienced in the style of music from this time: Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Reinoud Van Mechelen, François Joron and Lisandro Abadie. Likewise, the contribution of Jana Semerádová’s Collegium Marianum provides exemplary instrumental support to Schneebeli’s direction in this new CMBV production. © Glossa
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 12 oktober 2018 | Ramée

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama
The present recording constitutes more than just a new version of the Vespers. It is the first recording of the Vespers in the alternative version proposed by the composer, without concertato instruments. It reveals the underlying matrix of the work we all know, the ‘original version’ to which Monteverdi added concertato instruments for use in large-scale performances. Respecting the structure of the Office of Vespers, Ludus Modalis has chosen to frame the psalms with the antiphons corresponding to a Marian ceremony. The interpretation proposed here is one influenced by the Renaissance tradition. It places the work in perspective in a musical world at the point of equilibrium between prima and seconda prattica, between the achievements of tradition and the contributions of modernity. © Alpha/Outhere
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 9 maart 2018 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice
The Tenebræ responsories come from an immense collection of polyphonic music for Holy Week, the Officium Hebdomadæ Sanctæ, published by Victoria in 1585, which brings together several pieces written during the twenty years he spent in Rome. The responsories, brought together here, form part of a much longer Tenebræ, which essentially combined the monastic Hours of matins and lauds, for each of the final three days of the Holy Week. One of the characteristic traits of this service consists in the progressive extinguishing of fifteen votive candles until the church is finally plunged into the darkness from which the ceremony draws its name. The responsory is one part of a much broader liturgy, which was for the most part sung in plainsong. The musical richness of Victoria's polyphonic compositions made a striking contrast to this liturgy. Such an effect is harder to effect in concert, or even on a recording, where we are outside the liturgical context: here, we have uninterrupted polyphony. While the music is very varied, the uninterrupted use of the same mode and the same textures in three or four pieces throughout these 18 Responsories could, at times, give the impression that one is listening to a single piece. To counteract that impression, here and there the Stile Antico vocal ensemble has introduced extracts from readings of the Lamentations, sung in plainsong at the end of each Responsory. And so the contrast is restored. The programme closes with the luminous and oh-so-soothing six-voice motet for Holy Week O Domine Jesu Christi, again published in Rome in 1576. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 2 februari 2018 | Ilona Records

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama
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Duo´s - Verschenen op 26 januari 2018 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama
The Hantaï brothers – Marc on traverso and Pierre on the harpsichord – give us here everything Bach “really” composed for flute and harpsichord, as some possible falsely attributed works are not featured here. Compared to the violin – which counts six sonatas and partitas for solo violin and six sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the transverse flute may look like the forgotten sibling in the Kantor’s works. But at the time the transverse flute was still a very recent instrument, that had just come (back) from France (where it was called the “German flute”) and Bach only started using it in his cantatas around 1721-1722, and therefore only had a very limited dedicated repertoire. These four sonatas are anything but a collection. Two are missing to reach the sacred number of six. Furthermore, they were composed over a period of twenty years. And while one may be tempted to confer them the balance and symmetry desired by the arranger – two sonatas with obbligato harpsichord (BWV1034 and 1035), two with basso continuo (1030 and 1032), two in minor, two in major, two in three movements, two in four, two in E, and two fifths ascending or descending from this central E, etc. –, all of it might be merely fortuitous; they are rather a “blended” family. However these works for flute have in common the fact of being clouded by great uncertainty – whether it is about their chronology, the date of composition, the intended recipient, their form, their main instrumentation, their creation… So all is left for the listener is to experience them, performed here on a flute made by Joannes Hyacinth Rottenburgh (first half of the 18th century) from Brussels, and a harpsichord after Mietke (Berlin) made in 1702. © SM/Qobuz
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Duo´s - Verschenen op 13 oktober 2017 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2017 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
Sophisticated colourist and cerebral virtuoso though he is, Nelson Goerner nevertheless brings out the moments of weakness, the hesitations, the lightning passions in the labyrinth of Chopin’, wrote Diapason on the release of the Preludes in 2015 (Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica). ‘Serenity’, ‘balance’, ‘clarity’, ‘phrasing’ are the key words that recur in reviews of the discs and concerts of the Argentine pianist, whose fifth solo release on Alpha this is. His latest venture is a complete recording of the Nocturnes, a highpoint of Chopinesque poetry. These twenty-one miniatures accompanied Chopin over a good part of his life, for he composed them between 1827 and 1848. They are tributes to Italian bel canto, expressing reveries but also complexity of feeling and a profundity that far transcends their apparent simplicity. Nelson Goerner’s feeling for melody and tempo works wonders in these pieces, which he recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland). © Alpha
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Wereldlijke vocale muziek - Verschenen op 7 april 2017 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Diapason d'or / Arte - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 17 maart 2017 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
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Wereldlijke vocale muziek - Verschenen op 25 november 2016 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 28 oktober 2016 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama
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Religieuze vocale muziek - Verschenen op 21 oktober 2016 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 21 oktober 2016 | La Dolce Volta

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 augustus 2016 | La Dolce Volta

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
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Religieuze vocale muziek - Verschenen op 19 augustus 2016 | Ricercar

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Religieuze vocale muziek - Verschenen op 29 april 2016 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 8 april 2016 | Erato - Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 18 maart 2016 | La Dolce Volta

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Pianiste Maestro - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik

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