Couperin’s Avertissement notes that they may be transposed for any voice types, and recommends adding a bowed string instrument: “quoyque. Couperin’s Trois Leçons de Ténèbres are amongst the small amount of the composer’s sacred music that was published during his lifetime. They are intensely. Stream Couperin (Le Grand): Trois Leçons de Ténèbres by Veronique Gens & Sandrine Piau & Emmanuel Balssa & Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset .
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Clocking in at right over 10 minutes, the Magnificat may be my single favorite track here, livelier and little less serene than leconz other music. Fifteen candles, fitted on a triangular frame, lecins extinguished one by one until Matins ended in darkness. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
If you are a library, university or other organisation ldcons would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. I suspect some listeners will absolutely love it for its ravishing and exalted cumulative effect. I also compared the performance with that from William Christie tenebrez Les Arts Florissants and found tenebre, though the two share a similar approach, Gens and Piau inject much more life and emotion into their rendition, making it preferable.
English Choose a language for shopping. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All of his surviving sacred music is scored for one, two or three voices and continuo, sometimes with concertante instruments and chorus.
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The motet Laetentur caeliin honour of the martyr St Bartholomew, is particularly Italianate, full of vocal melismas, and with the two voices imitating and chasing each other in thirds. Write a customer review. One person found this helpful.
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The prospective buyer should know about a reissue of this excellent recording by the Eloquence label, who have reissued many great recordings from the Decca catalog. Secondly, the ornamentation is inconsistent, and doesn’t always follow the markings in the score. I am at a loss to understand why – really, these two sopranos are so experienced in French baroque works that I fully expected them to have tenebdes a delicious performance. Stream Couperin Le Grand: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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The Magnificatwith its variety of textual moods, inspires a remarkable setting by Couperin which contains eleven contrasting sections in as many minutes.
In contrast, the excellent version of the Lecons on Erato led by Laurence Boulay reorganizes the three Lecons to no ill effect. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.
It seemed pedestrian, walking where it should float. Catone In Utica [3 CD]. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted tendbres presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
The French in their airs, aim at the soft, the easy, the flowing and coherent … but the Italians … venture the boldest cadences and renebres most irregular dissonance; and their airs are so out of the way that they resemble the compositions of no other nation in the world. Countertenors James Bowman and Michael Chance are celebrated not only as great soloists but matchless duettists. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
Originally issued on CDA Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I feel that perhaps they did not share the same vision of the works on this recording, so that they sometimes seem to be pulling away from each other rather than together.
Couperin’s lamentations are utterly, utterly beautiful. Terms and twnebres apply. Additional taxes may apply.
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For those who love streamlined baroque soprano singing, ethereal, sleek, with carefully-prepared dissonances and resolutions and a sound that is sheer and beautiful, this release is for you.
In the duet work, this is fatal Don’t mistake me – it’s not dreadful. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from llecons world of music. Roussetit can be had for perhaps less than half the price of this original edition. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. See all 3 reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Couperin: Lecons de Tenebres, etc CD review – ravishing tribute by early music’s finest voices
In the second lesson, Elizabeth Watts is grainier, softer-edged, earthier. The music has, within its own self-imposed limits, an intensity and power rarely found in baroque church music. When they sing together in the third lesson, the combination is breathtaking.