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Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton
Stephen Layton's tight control of his forces, both choral and orchestral, lends impeccable ensemble and heart-thumping excitement - has the opening tutti ever had such punch? Soprano Susan Gritton... — More…
French Choral Delicacies
Anna Markland (piano)
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth
As pianist and singer, Markland offers the most idiomatic performance. She plays Satie’s Gnossiennes 4, 5 and 6 beautifully and sings the top line of Milhaud’s Deux Poèmes and Poulenc’s Un soir... — More…
Jose Van Dam (Le Marquis de la Force), Catherine Dubosc (Blanche de la Force), Jean-Luc Viala (Le Chevalier de la Force), Rita Gorr (La Prieure du Carmel), Rachel Yakar (La Nouvelle Prieure), Martine Dupuy (Mere Marie), Brigitte Fournier (Constance), Michel Senechal (L'Aumonier), Francois Le Roux...
It's… good to welcome back EMI's reissue of the 1992 Virgin Classic's Dialogues… superbly cast. Catherine Dubosc is Blanche par excellence, Rita Gorr graduates from Mere Marie in 1958 to the... — More…
Sharon Bezaly (flute)
Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Neeme Järvi
[the Nielsen] merits the supreme artistry that Shraon Bezaly brings to it, both in terms of deft, discerningly harnessed virtuosity and in her supple, sinuous shaping of the music. Neeme Jarvi... — More…
Kent Nagano/Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Jean-Luc Viala/Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon/Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon/Marco Zambelli/London Chorus/Kent Nagano/Richard Cooke, London Chorus (lead vocals), Jean-Luc Viala (tenor vocals), José Van Dam (baritone vocals), José Van Dam/Jean-Luc...
Vocal music by Francis Poulenc
Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Stephen Layton
I have to say this is some of the most beautiful and moving choral singing I have ever heard. I suppose you could query the performance of the secular items in a resonant church. But it doesn't... — More…