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Opera - Verschenen op 1 januari 2013 | Bru Zane

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Diapason découverte - Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros - Choc de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Opera - Verschenen op 1 januari 2013 | Bru Zane

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Révérence de l'Avant-Scène Opéra - 4 étoiles Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 31 december 1997 | Warner Classics

Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 22 april 2011 | Sony Classical

Onderscheidingen The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 2 maart 2018 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 18 januari 2010 | Warner Classics

Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 1 maart 2015 | Myto Historical

Onderscheidingen 4 étoiles Classica
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Opera - Verschenen op 12 januari 2001 | Naxos

Booklet Onderscheidingen The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 5 maart 2010 | Warner Classics

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 7 juli 2000 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2003 | Warner Classics

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2012 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 oktober 2018 | Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklet
La Navarraise is far from Massenet’s most famous opera. But can we even count it as an opera, considering that the composer saw it as a “lyric episode” and that it lasts only three quarters of an hour? Either way, it is indeed a work of the utmost maturity. It premiered in Covent Garden (sung in French) in 1894, featuring Emma Calvé, Pol Plançon and Albert Alvarez, the stars of their time. After a triumphant success in England, as well as in many European countries, La Navarraise disappeared from posters and was almost never be seen again. Italian Verismo and naturalism seem to have worn off on Massenet, as this is by far his “noisiest” score. The arrangement is filled with loud stage effects such as clapping hands, beating drums, clicking castanets, loud trumpets, clanging bells and shots from canons, shotguns and pistols. His music sometimes feels more like sound accompaniment rather than a lyrical passage. The musical content closely follows the theatrical action, which is very martial and turbulent indeed. Some, including the critic Willy, saw it as a kind of "Cavalleria española", and quite rightly so. The gloomy action takes place in the Spanish Basque Country around the time of its creation, as Massenet mentions the Third Carlist War that took place just two decades earlier. It would be a bit like if a composer today were to create music based on the Yugoslav Wars… Alongside Roberto Alagna as the male lead, we find the Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role. This recording adds to the discography of the work which, although it is not Massenet's greatest masterpiece, is clearly an underrated gem. © SM/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 3 april 2012 | Mariinsky

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 januari 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 maart 2009 | Sony Classical

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 1981 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2006 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 15 augustus 2003 | Warner Classics

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 30 oktober 1995 | Sony Classical