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Honegger: Le Roi David / Martin, Fersen, Borst, Et Al


Release Date: 11/30/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553649   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Jacques MartinChristine FersenMarie-Ange TodorovitchDanielle Borst,   ... 
Conductor:  Michel Piquemal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ile de France Regional ChorusOrchestre de la Cité
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Listeners wishing to approach this work for the first time, and willing to weather the original French, would be advised to turn to the extraordinarily sensitive and vibrant recording on Naxos (8.553649)...

-- Christopher Williams, FANFARE [1/2003]

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...All the vocal soloists give theatrically involved, musically sound performances. [Borst] sings with an undulating beauty that makes up for occasional unintelligibility.... Fersen delivers a fearsomely effective rendition of the Prophetess's incantation...

-- Opera News [4/2000]
Listeners wishing to approach this work for the first time, and willing to weather the original French, would be advised to turn to the extraordinarily sensitive and vibrant recording on Naxos (8.553649)...

-- Christopher Williams, FANFARE [1/2003]

-------------------------

...All the vocal soloists give theatrically involved, musically sound performances. [Borst] sings with an undulating beauty that makes up for occasional unintelligibility.... Fersen delivers a fearsomely effective rendition of the Prophetess's incantation...

-- Opera News [4/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1. Le roi David by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Jacques Martin (Spoken Vocals), Christine Fersen (Spoken Vocals), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Mezzo Soprano),
Danielle Borst (Soprano), Clara Guedj (Treble), Gilles Ragon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Piquemal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ile de France Regional Chorus,  Orchestre de la Cité
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
Notes: Version: original 

Sound Samples

Le Roi David (King David): Introduction: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Song of the Shepherd David
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm: Praised Be the Lord
Le Roi David (King David): Song of Victory
Le Roi David (King David): Procession: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm: Fear Nothing
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm: O for the Wings of a Dove
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm: Song of the Prophets
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm: Have Mercy on Me, O God
Le Roi David (King David): Saul's Camp: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm: The Lord is My Light
Le Roi David (King David): Incantation: The Prophetess
Le Roi David (King David): March of the Philistines: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Lament of Gilboa
Le Roi David (King David): Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Dance Before the Ark: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Canticle
Le Roi David (King David): Track 18
Le Roi David (King David): Penitential Psalm
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm
Le Roi David (King David): The Songs of Ephraim
Le Roi David (King David): March of the Hebrews: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm
Le Roi David (King David): Psalm
Le Roi David (King David): The Crowning of Solomon: Narrator
Le Roi David (King David): The Death of David

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