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A French Baroque Diva

Arias for Marie Fel

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore

Sampson is quite remarkable. She has the capacity to soften the vocal line with carefully controlled vibrato, but also deploys tone of crystalline clarity...bright, vibrant, responsive and entirely... More…

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spaciousness is [not] the most surprising aspect here…more challenging to many ears will be the steadiness of the E flat Impromptu and the liberally applied hesitations of the A flat. Allied... More…

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$22.00

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he plays [the Mozart] with restraint, albeit micromanaging the music so that no phrase sounds the same twice...[in the Chopin] Sokolov ranges from introspective musing to his native Russian virtuosity. More…

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[Rondeau's] performance of Le vertigo is a thing of pugilistic wonder, flouncing around like an operatic diva succumbing to a hissy fit…he cuts a virtuosic swathe through Royer’s Marche des scythes,... More…

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Rameau: Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Égypte

Carolyn Sampson, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Blandine Staskiewicz (sopranos), Jennifer Borghi (alto), Reinoud Van Mechelen, Mathias Vidal (countertenors), Tassis Christoyannis, Alain Buet (basses)

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

The music, with Rameau very much in his prime, matches the spectacle and drama...While Herve Niquet's musical direction is generally and excellently consistent, this performance is by no means... More…

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2 CDs

$24.25

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No digital booklet included