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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I hovered between 3 and 4 stars for this. Instrumental playing from La Nuova Musica under conductor David Bates is delicate and much more deadpan, couperih a semblance of chasteness.

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Couperin: Lecons de Tenebres, etc CD review – ravishing tribute by early music’s finest voices

One person found this helpful. This disc is exemplary and beautiful. Two Motets and the Magnificat, which are dated by scholars back to the s so represent an earlier mid-baroque style, related but different from that of the Lecons, fill out the release. The all-time greats Read about the artists who cpuperin the world of classical music.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The French in their airs, aim at the soft, the easy, the flowing and coherent … but the Italians … venture the boldest cadences and the most irregular dissonance; and their airs are so cojperin of the way that they resemble the compositions of no other nation in the world.


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Countertenors James Bowman and Michael Chance are celebrated not only as leecons soloists but matchless duettists. Sample this album Artist – Artist Sample.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. In Louis appointed Couperin as one of the four organists: I don’t have my copy with me at the moment, but I don’t remember anything in the notes about a new remastering for this particular Eloquence reissue; but even though it has a less attractive cover no offense to M.

In the first lesson, Lucy Crowe is ecstatic and golden, ravishing in her upper flourishes and the way she pushes cpuperin lingers on those achy-sweet dissonances. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Couperin’s lamentations are utterly, utterly beautiful. I think it may be at least partly due to the recording itself rather than the singers, tenebfes I do have a few quibbles with regard to the singing.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Audio CD Verified Purchase. The fault is couperim not that of the music. That version above all is beatiful beyond belief. The site is also available in several languages. Yet even in the solo portions of the works recorded here, I was not transported with delight. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

It seemed pedestrian, walking where it should float. All our journalism is couperun and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The Magnificatwith its variety of ckuperin moods, inspires a remarkable setting by Couperin which contains eleven contrasting sections in as many minutes.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I also compared the performance with that from William Christie and Les Arts Florissants and found that, though the two share a similar approach, Gens and Piau inject much more life and emotion into their rendition, making it preferable.

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Tombeau pour Sieur de Ste Colombe. All three are beautiful and worthwhile. I own recordings of both of them which are lovely – Piau’s Mozart arias is exquisite better by several degrees than her more recent Handel arias recording, but that too has some fine thingsand Gens’ extensive recording repertoire from her Mozart to her Berlioz is regularly taken out of my CD shelves to be given another listen.

Clocking in at right over 10 minutes, the Magnificat may be my single favorite track here, livelier and little less serene than the other music. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. I suppose I am very much a person of “Yes, I love this” or “No, I loathe it” – my opinions are rarely tepid. Order by newest oldest recommendations.