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A Musical Picture - up to 30% off

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Sandrine Piau (soprano)

Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin

This is utterly adorable from start to finish…In the booklet Piau speaks of her joy at performing this kind of repertoire and her rapture is palpable from the breathless opening moments of Saint-Saens’s... More…

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Jean-Francois Lapointe, Bernard Richter, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Chœur et Orchestre de la Haute École de Musique de Genève, Guillaume Tourniaire

It would be good to report that this is a lost masterpiece. It’s not, but it is a carefully crafted late version of the form that Meyerbeer had invented for Paris…Competent to a fault, Saint-Saëns... More…

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Véronique Gens (Proserpine), Marie-Adeline Henry (Angiola), Frédéric Antoun (Sabatino), Andrew Foster-Williams (Squarocca), Jean Teitgen (Renzo)

Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Flemish Radio Choir, Ulf Schirmer

Frédéric Antoun is a bright, not exactly nuanced Sabatino and Jean Teitgen a warm and sympathetic Renzo, but the main prize goes to Véronique Gens for her utterly superb singing of the title... More…

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Yann Beuron (tenor), Tassis Christoyannis (baritone)

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Markus Poschner

The singing of both artists is of the highest class with not an ugly or unexamined note anywhere. Every word is audible and the characters of the songs are, for the most part, delineated with... More…

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Saint-Saëns was barely out of his teens when he wrote his only Piano Quintet (1855) – an attractive work, even if its inspiration and craftsmanship are inconsistent…Bellom and the Girard Quartet... More…

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Saténik Khourdoïan & Alexander Gurning

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An Imaginary Chamber Opera in Six Scenes. Works by Saint-Saëns, Godard, Caplet, Debussy & Roussel

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Hervé Lamy (tenor), Gilles de Talhouët (flute) & Arthur Schoonderwoerd (piano)

This is quite simply marvellous. …an exquisitely planned collection of French music from the turn of the 20th century, bringing together, on the one hand, settings by Saint-Saëns, Pierné, Godard... More…

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Catherine Hunold (Floria), Julia Gertseva (Livie), Edgaras Montvidas (Marcomir), Jean Teitgen (Le Récitant / Scaurus), Shawn Mathey (Le Veilleur), Philippe Rouillon (Hildibrath / Le Grand Sacrificateur), Tigran Guiragosyan (Premier Habitant), Laurent Pouliaude (Second Habitant), Ghezlane Hanzazi (Une...

The orchestra plays well and soprano Catherine Hunold as Floria, the chief vestal, sings with intelligence and radiant tone. More…

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Jos Van Immerseel (piano) & Lisa Shklyaver (clarinet)

This truly outstanding CD is not only ideally programmed and superbly played - using a clarinet from 1830 and a Bechstein from 1870 - but most naturally recorded too. Every work here is a small-scale... More…

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($14.50) $8.75

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