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Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

This King Arthur is a giddy triumph for its artists. Blazing their way through the score, the performers set a new benchmark, delivering a production that’s equally gutsy and gorgeous…Dance meters... More…

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2 CDs

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Véronique Gens, Cyrille Dubois, Étienne Dupuis

Flemish Radio Choir & Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Hervé Niquet

Gens’s warm voice and intelligent pacing lend lustre to the only female role and the male singers, too, are generally easy on the ear. More…

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2 CDs + Book

($33.25) $26.00

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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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Mathias Vidal, Hélène Guilmette, Katherine Watson, Tassis Christoyannis, Jean Teitgen, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Marie Lenormand, Cyrille Dubois, Marie Kalinine, Thomas Dolié, Zachary Wilder

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

Hervé Niquet’s musical direction is admirably fluent. The orchestral playing and choral singing are magnificent throughout in a suitably resonant recording…Katherine Watson as Mérope stands out... More…

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Judith van Wanroij (Hypermnestre), Philippe Talbot (Lyncée), Tassis Christoyannis (Danaüs), Katia Velletaz (Plancippe) & Thomas Dolié (Pélagus / Officiers)

Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles & Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

Les Talens Lyriques reveals the baleful splendours of Salieri's writing under Christophe Rousset. Judith van Wanroij's Hymnestre is fesity but in places could do with more power. Tassis Christoyannis's... More…

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Book + 2 CDs

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2 SACDs

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Clara Hendrick (Venus), Philippa Hyde (Adonis) & Richard Edgar-Wilson (Mars)

The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, Robert Rawson

these are attractive performances from the three lead singers, particularly Ciara Hendrick, a passionate Venus, who sings with consistent assurance…Richard Edgar-Wilson is characterful in the... More…

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Marie-Ève Munger, Marie Lenormand, Jeanne Crousaud, Michael Spyres, Éric Huchet & Christian Helmer

Coro e Orquestra Gulbenkian, Paul McChreesh

Hérold’s effervescent music is performed with tremendous charm by Paul McCreesh and the Gulbenkian Orchestra...Munger [is] in exquisite form, coloratura cascading like champagne...Ensembles fizz... More…

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2 CDs + Book

($32.50) $25.00

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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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