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Gossec: Le Triomphe De La République / Fasolis, Et Al

Release Date: 05/23/2006 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 727   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  François Joseph Gossec
Performer:  Makoto SakuradaSalome HallerGuillemette LaurensAntonella Balducci,   ... 
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Radio ChorusI BarocchistiCalicantus Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gossec made an important contribution to the development of French symphonic music and played a central role in Parisian musical life for almost three-quarters of a century. The opera 'Le Triomphe de la République' was composed in 1793 folowing the French Revolution and wonderfully demonstrates the musical movement that France experienced following the change in political climate. Music was recognized as a medium for the diffusion of new ideas and 'Le Triomphe de la République' was a case in point. It was written in the wake of popular enthusiasm at the news of the army's victory at the battle of Vlamy in 1792 against the anti-French troops led by the Duke of Brunswick. It features folk music and popular dances of the day reflecting a kind Read more of life quite distinct from that of intellectual, aristocratic society. This is an opera that can be seen as redefining music for the new age; the awareness that new relationships were being formed within society as a whole is expressed stylistically by multi-levelled metaphors, and also by the interaction of different kinds of sound. I Barocchisti have a worldwide reputation for reviving vocal and instrumental works of the Baroque period and have earned worldwide success with live performances and recordings. Swiss conductor Diego Fasolis has received glowing reviews for his previous releases with this ensemble. Read less

Works on This Recording

Le Triomphe de la République by François Joseph Gossec
Performer:  Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Salome Haller (Soprano), Guillemette Laurens (Soprano),
Antonella Balducci (Soprano), Claudio Danuser (Baritone), Philippe Huttenlocher (Baritone),
Arnaud Marzoratti (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Radio Chorus,  I Barocchisti,  Calicantus Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; France 

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