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Opera - Verschenen op 1 april 2016 | harmonia mundi

Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica
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Opera - Verschenen op 1 maart 2011 | Naxos

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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 30 maart 2010 | Chandos

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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 13 oktober 2009 | Naive

Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2011 | Naxos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica - Qobuzism - Hi-Res Audio
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2017 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 11 mei 2018 | Ediciones Singulares

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 3F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica
We'll admit: this Reine de Chypre by Fromental Halévy is probably not the unfairly-overlooked work of commanding genius for which the lyrical world has been waiting for fifty years… But it would still be a shame to miss it, especially when performed by such a line-up, with Véronique Gens, Cyrille Dubois and Etienne Dupuis at the top of the bill. And after all, the score is full of vocal marvels and very original ensembles; but it is rather in the orchestration – which is not much more adventurous than that of any other piece of Italian bel canto of the era – that Halévy has taken it easy. The melodic richness was pointed out in an article in the Revue et gazette musicale in April 1842: "In the Reine de Chypre, Halévy's new style is on display with more dash, and more success. I have had occasion to point out the preconditions, as I see them, of the production of a good opera, by pointing out the obstacles which stand in the way of meeting these conditions fully and in good time, whether by the poet or the composer. When these conditions are met, it is an event of great importance for the world of art. Now, in the present case, circumstances have conspired in the performance of a work which, as even the most exacting critic must admit, possesses all the qualities which constitute a good opera. (…) The composer has put all the enchantment of his art into the duet that breathes the sentiments that enrapture them. The dark cloth on which these two charming figures are drawn shows through even in those songs which are so sparkling and alive with happiness, like a sinister cloud, and lends them a particular character of melancholy intrigue. There is no equal, in nobility or in grace, of the magnificent melody of the final part of this duet." The article continues in this vein. The byline? One Richard Wagner… © SM/Qobuz
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 17 februari 2017 | Orfeo

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
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Opera - Verschenen op 24 februari 2015 | Cypres

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 6 mei 2014 | BIS

Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 29 april 2016 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica
Karine Deshayes is one of the greatest Rossini singers on the international opera stage. In this first solo album, featuring excerpts from some of his most beautiful works, she traces the different stages in Rossini's life. She is accompanied by Raphaël Merlin (cellist of the Ébène Quartet) at the head of Les Forces Majeures, a collective bringing together musicians from prestigious chamber ensembles and top-flight orchestras. Discover this truly rare and intimate interpretation of Rossini - musically rich and at times meditative, loving, desperate, calm...
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 16 mei 2014 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 10 februari 2017 | Ediciones Singulares

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
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Opera - Verschenen op 26 november 2012 | Zig-Zag Territoires

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 23 februari 2018 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Diamant d'Opéra Magazine - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
With his ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon has written the listing for this album in the form of a "pastiche" of a Mass for the Dead, a Requiem both sacred and profane. While it is a long way from having all the defining traits, it does possess all the outlines: Introit, Kyrie, Gradual, Sequence, Offertory, In Paradisum... The idea came about after a recent discovery, in the Bibliothèque Nationale of an anonymous requiem mass from the 18th century, in which the writer constructed a "parody" based on musical extracts from Castor and Pollux and the Fêtes de Paphos by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Note that the term "parody" doesn't necessarily imply satire or mockery: it refers to the practice of taking up older music and setting new words to it. This fusion of sacred music (the mass) and profane music (lyrical tragedy), a common practice during the Enlightenment, was a procedure that Pichon wanted to take up. In French society at the time, when Catholicism was the norm, where the political system was monarchical rule by divine right, the representation of ancient pagan Hell on theatrical stages seemed to betray a fascination in the beliefs of the ancients. And so this programme melds together pagan fable with a Christian imaginary, where Hell takes on different faces. It is the place of unjust and eternal torment, a place of privation where a couple is separated, one half kept in Hades. But, in the lyrical tragedy, Hell is also a place of perdition: obscure forces unleashed in Sabbath rites, a Satanic vision which unearths the darkest depths of the human soul... Stéphane Degout is the author of this tragedy, bringing together such varied characters as Phaedra, Pluto, and the Parcae. The composers whose music is put to use are Rameau and Gluck, with a single borrowing from Rebel: it would have been a shame not to mention his singular Chaos (taken from Éléments), which starts with a dissonant chord containing the seven notes of the scale of D minor. © SM/Qobuz
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 4 november 2013 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 1 januari 2010 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Exceptional sound
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 27 oktober 2017 | Sony Classical

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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 14 september 2018 | Bru Zane

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
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Operafragmenten - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica

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