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Victorin Joncieres: Dimitri

Joncieres / Victorin
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Ediciones Singulares   Catalog #: 1015   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Victorin Joncičres
Performer:  Gabrielle PhiliponetNora GubischJennifer BorghiPhilippe Talbot,   ... 
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flemish Radio ChoirBrussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Victorin Joncières is the epitome of the Romantic artist who, throughout his life, relentlessly overcame the barriers that were set in his path. He never took the easy way out by composing commercial music; he never held an academic or official position. Dimitri, his masterpiece of 1876, reminds us that he was a contemporary of Gounod and also a champion of Wagner. This opera carries on the tradition (begun by Meyerbeer) of spectacular, monumental works. It takes the listener from a monastery near the River Don to a palace in Krakow, and to the castle of Wyksa, then Red Square in Moscow. At that time, Bayreuth, Orange and Béziers were about to turn opera into a popular art with mass appeal. + complete libretto in French and Read more English Read less

Works on This Recording

Dimitri by Victorin Joncičres
Performer:  Gabrielle Philiponet (Soprano), Nora Gubisch (Mezzo Soprano), Jennifer Borghi (Mezzo Soprano),
Philippe Talbot (Tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flemish Radio Choir,  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876 

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