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 have recently been listening to some of her Handel on the Naive label, which is not to be missed. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. That version above all is beatiful beyond belief.

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Leçons de ténèbres (Couperin, François)

Roussetit can be had for perhaps less than half the price of this original edition. Brossard was a French composer a few decades older than Couperin and, incidentally, authored the first musical dictionary. In contrast, the excellent version of the Lecons on Erato led by Laurence Boulay reorganizes the three Lecons to no ill effect. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. The fault is absolutely not that of the music.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. To this end he employed a large number of musicians, mostly to supply grand music in the Chapelle Royale at the daily celebration of High Mass—a spectacular musical affair, typified in the Grands Motets of Michel-Richard de Lalande — Get to Know Us.


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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Veronique Gens and Sandrine Tenebrew are two lovely singers. Showing of 3 reviews. Sample this album Artist – Artist Sample.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The two sopranos, as I’ve said, are lovely on other recordings. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. I am at a loss to understand why – really, these two sopranos are so experienced in French baroque works that Lrcons fully expected them to have created a delicious performance.

Thirdly, the tones of both sopranos seemed not to fall into the right sound for the Couperin works. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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.


The blend of the two voices was Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. I hovered between 3 and 4 stars for this.

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This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. Yet even in the solo portions of the works recorded here, I was not transported with delight.

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. The music has, within its own self-imposed limits, an intensity and power rarely found in baroque church music.