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Opera - Verschijnt op 9 februari 2018 | Heresy Records

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Opera - Verschijnt op 2 februari 2018 | Bongiovanni

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Opera - Verschijnt op 2 februari 2018 | BR-Klassik

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Opera - Verschijnt op 2 februari 2018 | Dynamic

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Opera - Verschenen op 19 januari 2018 | Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

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Opera - Verschenen op 19 januari 2018 | Urania Records

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Opera - Verschenen op 19 januari 2018 | Dynamic

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Opera - Verschenen op 15 januari 2018 | G.O.P.

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Opera - Verschenen op 12 januari 2018 | G.O.P.

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Opera - Verschenen op 12 januari 2018 | Musica Viva

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Opera - Verschenen op 11 januari 2018 | G.O.P.

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Opera - Verschenen op 8 januari 2018 | G.O.P.

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Opera - Verschenen op 5 januari 2018 | Oehms Classics

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Opera - Verschenen op 5 januari 2018 | Sterling

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Opera - Verschenen op 5 januari 2018 | Lyrita

Booklet
Elizabeth Maconchy’s Héloïse and Abélard was first performed in March 1979 and recorded on that occasion by the BBC. This mono album is taken from that broadcast. Although it seems not to have been much performed these last decades, there is much to admire about this work. It takes the form of a nine-section cantata tracing the tragic love between a philosopher and his student, during the first half of the 12th century. Maconchy stressed that she had drawn up a libretto dealing only in factual sources, without any romantic embellishment, but if the words tell the story without elaboration, the music more than makes up for it. Maconchy’s powerful, emotionally-charged, erotic, and intense writing is anything but dispassionate. The composer shows a deft hand at dramatic pacing throughout her work, be it the amorous play between Abélard and Héloïse, or the terrible fate that awaits the philosopher, who is eventually castrated by order of Heloïse’s uncle. Obviously, the music in the earlier sections of the work sounds barely distinguishable from Britten but as we move towards the ultimate tragedy, Maconchy’s music takes on a very different and highly original hue. This recording is the only one available to date of that masterpiece, so the listener must forgive some slight flaws : the mono source, the sound quality of a live recording, and a choir that is not Britain’s very best. At any rate the musical intensity is intact, and this is an indispensable document to better know Maconchy’s extensive work. © SM/Qobuz

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