Cantus: Christian-Pierre La Marca

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Cantus: Christian-Pierre La Marca

Label:

Sony

Catalogue No:

88875098932

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th Feb 2016

Barcode:

0888750989321

Length:

69 minutes

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Cantus: Christian-Pierre La Marca


Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

Bach, J S:

Deposuit potentes

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

Et misericordia

Adrien La Marca (viola)

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Barber:

Agnus Dei

Escaich:

Enluminures

Patricia Petibon (soprano)

Fauré:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)

Handel:

Dixit Dominus: De Torrente in via bibet

Adrien La Marca (viola)

Mozart:

Ave verum corpus, K618

Patricia Petibon (soprano)

Pergolesi:

Stabat mater: Opening duet

Adrien La Marca (viola)

Piazzólla:

Tanti anni prima ('Ave Maria')

Saint-Saëns:

Prière for cello & piano, Op. 158

Tavener:

Funeral Ikos

arr. Samuel Strouk

Vivaldi:

Stabat Mater, RV621: Stabat mater dolorosa


Christian-Pierre La Marca

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The originality of this album’s programme is its focus on famous sacred pieces transcribed for the warm and lyrical voice of the cello, an instrument whose tone is certainly one of the closest to the singing voice. The words of the Magnificat, Requiem, Stabat Mater or Ave Maria - well known in the repertoire of vocal sacred music - fade here to better reveal the development of musical emotion aroused by the melody itself, and the subtlety of the accompaniments (organ, viola, theorbo, voice) in reinforcing and supporting the expressiveness of the singing. Inspired by sacred texts, the melodies by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and Pergolesi reveal the strength and intensity of their expression, even without words, and reinforce the idea developed from the late eighteenth century that music, by its power of suggestion and evocation, goes beyond words to express the unspeakable, sometimes with simplicity and depth. From Taverner to Thierry Escaich, and also Allegri, Handel, Franck and Fauré, the recorded repertoire covers a period from the sixteenth to twenty-first century and includes some of the most important names in sacred music.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat en mi bémol majeur, BWV 243a: "Deposuit potentes"

Magnificat en mi bémol majeur, BWV 243a: "Deposuit potentes"

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem en ré mineur, Op. 48: "Pie Jesu"

Requiem en ré mineur, Op. 48: "Pie Jesu"

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passion selon Saint-Matthieu, BWV 244: "Erbarme dich, mein Gott"

Passion selon Saint-Matthieu, BWV 244: "Erbarme dich, mein Gott"

John Tavener: Funeral Ikos

Funeral Ikos

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat en ré majeur, BWV 243: "Et Misericordia"

Magnificat en ré majeur, BWV 243: "Et Misericordia"

Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei pour choeur et l'Adagio du quatuor, Op. 11: "Agnus Dei" (Arr. for Cello and Strings Quintet)

Agnus Dei pour choeur et l'Adagio du quatuor, Op. 11: "Agnus Dei" (Arr. for Cello and Strings Quintet)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, P. 77: "Stabat Mater dolorosa"

Stabat Mater, P. 77: "Stabat Mater dolorosa"

César Franck: Mass, Op. 12: V. Panis Angelicus

Mass, Op. 12: V. Panis Angelicus

Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, RV 621: "Eia Mater, fons amoris"

Stabat Mater, RV 621: "Eia Mater, fons amoris"

Astor Piazzolla: Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, RV 621: "Stabat Mater dolorosa"

Stabat Mater, RV 621: "Stabat Mater dolorosa"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618

Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618

Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral Prelude, BWV 639: "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"

Choral Prelude, BWV 639: "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"

Georg Friedrich Händel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: "De torrente in via bibet"

Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: "De torrente in via bibet"

Camille Saint-Saëns: Prière, Op. 158

Prière, Op. 158

Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei Deus (Psaume 50)

Miserere mei Deus (Psaume 50)

Thierry Escaich: Enluminures

Enluminures

The Independent

12th March 2016

****

“a series of beautifully measured performances that exult in the gorgeous melodies of standards like Allegri's 'Miserere Mei Deus'…the most engaging performance here is of Bach's 'Choral Prelude', presented as a beautiful three-hander between cello, organ and theorbo”

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