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Louis XIV 1715-2015 Celebration, Special Edition
Violaine le Chenadec (soprano), Marie-Frédérique Girod (soprano), Caroline Bardot (soprano), Caroline Weynants (soprano), Amandine Trenc (soprano), Caroline Meng (soprano), Lucile Richardot (mezzo-soprano), Dagmar Sasková (mezzo-soprano), Stephanie Leclerc (contralto), Stephen Collardelle (countertenor),...
Some of the music for ‘La Nuit’ is genuinely atmospheric and is sung with sustained tone and exquisite ornamentation by Lucile Richardot … The instrumental accompaniment is unfailingly funny... — More…
Arias by Stradella, Pasquini, Cavalli, Scarlatti et al.
Filippo Mineccia (countertenor)
Nereydas, Javier Ulises Illán
This is repertory...that for the most part suits his dark, handsome-sounding alto uncommonly well. Long, slowly unfolding lines are sustained with consummate ease and his coloratura has admirable... — More…
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
The Sixteen’s complete recording of the Selva morale collection has been praised in these pages, and the qualities of ensemble are certainly worth noting here also. They are heard to best effect... — More…
Chapelle du Roi, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Choir of St John's College, Ensemble San Felice, Chamber Choir of Europe, Alistair Dixon, Timothy Brown, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Robinson, Federico Bardazzi, Nicol Matt
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto/musical direction), Shai Kribus (oboe), Patrick Langot (cello), Marie-Domitille Murez (harp) & Miguel Rincòn (theorbo)
Her approach is highly expressive, coaxing performances are nothing if not fiery. Stutzmann wrings every ounce of meaning and emotion from the texts, lending them real dramatic power – even outside... — More…