Albums

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Classical - Released January 1, 1999 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Choc de l'année du Monde de la Musique - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica - 4F de Télérama - Timbre de platine
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica - 4F de Télérama - Joker de Crescendo
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Classical - Released May 18, 2009 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 4F de Télérama - 5 croches d'Opéra International - 10 de Classica-Répertoire
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released May 31, 2017 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
After an album of French songs (Néère) that earned her a "Gramophone Award" in 2016, Véronique Gens presents her new recital, this time with orchestra, which gives her an opportunity to display the maturity of her ‘Falcon’ soprano, the central tessitura typical of French Romantic opera, which takes its name from Cornélie Falcon, who created the works of Meyerbeer and Halévy staged in the 1830s. She pays tribute here to a number of composers whose unknown operas she was the first to reveal in projects mounted by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, including David, Godard, Saint-Saëns and Halévy. The programme selects arias from all the genres in vogue in the Romantic era: opera (Saint-Saëns, Halévy, Godard, Février), opéra-comique (David), oratorio (Franck, Massenet) and the cantata for the Prix de Rome (Bizet, Bruneau). A nod to Wagner and his Tannhäuser – in its French translation of the 1860s – completes this programme conducted by a longstanding colleague of the soprano, one of the leading specialists in French music, Hervé Niquet. © Alpha Classics
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Classical - Released January 1, 2003 | Alpha

Distinctions Choc de l'année du Monde de la Musique - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica - Joker de Crescendo
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Classical - Released October 21, 2010 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklets Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica - Exceptional sound - Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released January 1, 2004 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 9 de Répertoire - Le Choix de France Musique
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - Recommandé par Classica - 4F de Télérama - 5 croches d'Opéra International
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Classical - Released November 10, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released October 30, 2015 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Le Choix de France Musique - Choc de Classica
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Chamber Music - Released September 2, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
More than twelve years after its initial incursion into the music of Brahms, the Belcea Quartet now presents an eagerly awaited complete recording of his string quartets. A powerful style and a sense of musical architecture are the two qualities most often attributed to the Belcea, which is now one of the top international quartets. And those characteristics blossom to the full in Brahms. For the Piano Quintet, its members are joined by Till Fellner. This Austrian former student of Alfred Brendel is one of today’s most respected pianists, combining grace, rigour and musical intelligence. In September 2016 the Belcea Quartet will embark on a tour that will take it to the United States and most countries in Europe.
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Classical - Released March 7, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles de Classica - Qobuzissime - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
"Nevermind Conversations", that could easily be the title of a rap album, right? But no, dear qobuzian (qobuzzer?), this new recording by Baroque ensemble Nevermind (Anna Besson (flute), Louis Creac'h (violin), Robin Pharo (gamba) and Jean Rondeau (harpsichord)) certainly strike up a spirited conversation between two French Baroque composers, established between French and Italian styles that both deal with fantasy and invention. The two composers: Jean Baptiste Quentin (ca. 1690 - ca. 1742), violinist at the Royal Academy of Music; and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705 - 1770), ordinary musician of the king.© SM/Qobuz
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Duets - Released June 3, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Exceptional sound
The adventure began in 2012, when Gilles Ledure, director of Flagey (Brussels), suggested to Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer they should perform the complete Beethoven violin sonatas there. For these two artists, Beethoven was ‘perhaps the first composer in our history to have embodied the values of the Enlightenment in both his music and his life’. Haunted by these monuments of architecture and expression, they decided to embark on a recording. Here are three sonatas recorded in the legendary Salle de Musique of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including the famous ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata. Since his version of the Beethoven Violin Concerto (ZZT 354), Lorenzo Gatto has taken his place among the violinists who matter on the international scene.
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - 5 croches d'Opéra International - Diapason découverte
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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 1999 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Recommandé par Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
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Secular Vocal Music - Released September 9, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Award - 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2001 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
Bruno Cocset is the real thing. His earlier recording of Bach's Suites for solo cello was in the same league as Casals and Fournier's, but his new disc of Sonatas by Jean Barrière is truly in a league of its own. There are two reasons for this. First, Cocset is a performer of tremendous virtuosity and terrific charisma. His technique is flawless and he makes completely convincing and utterly compelling music of these supremely difficult works. Second, Barrière is a virtually unknown composer of amazingly good music. A bit younger than the generation of Marais and Forqueray, Barrière was at the peak of his career as a composer of soulful, sensitive, and staggeringly difficult music, much of it for the cello, when he died suddenly at the age of 40. The opportunity to hear a fabulous player performing stunningly good music is not to be missed by anyone who loves French cello music of the Baroque period. Alpha's recording is warm and deep, but perhaps just a bit too distant. The packaging is tasteful, beautiful, and tiny.
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Classical - Released January 1, 2003 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Recommandé par Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica

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