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Visions / Gens, Niquet, Munich Radio Orchestra


Release Date: 06/09/2017 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 279  
Composer:  Alfred BruneauCésar FranckLouis NiedermeyerBenjamin Godard,   ... 
Performer:  Véronique Gens
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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This tremendous, heady disc is provocative stuff; its emotional - at times emotive - impact immeasurably heightened by very careful programming. Gens and Niquet throw themselves into all this with an engrossing mix of abandon and restraint. Her trademark of purity of utterance and smoky tone speaks volumes.

At 56 minutes, the disc is on the short side, but any more would, I suspect, feel like overkill.

It's a spectacular achievement; whatever you do, don't hold back.

– Gramophone

This tremendous, heady disc is provocative stuff; its emotional - at times emotive - impact immeasurably heightened by very careful programming. Gens and Niquet throw themselves into all this with an engrossing mix of abandon and restraint. Her trademark of purity of utterance and smoky tone speaks volumes.

At 56 minutes, the disc is on the short side, but any more would, I suspect, feel like overkill.

It's a spectacular achievement; whatever you do, don't hold back.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Geneviève: Seigneur! est-ce bien moi que avez choise? by Alfred Bruneau
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Les béatitudes, M 53: no 8, Bienheureux ceux qui souffrent persécution pour la justice by César Franck
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Stradella: Ah! … quel songe affreux! by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
4.
Les Guelfes: Là-bas, vers le palais by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5.
Lalla Roukh: Sous le feuillage sombre by Félicien César David
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Gismonda: Dit-elle vrai? by Henry Février
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7.
Etienne Marcel: Ah! Laissez-moi, ma mère! by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
8.
La Vierge: Dernier sommeil de la Vierge by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
9.
La Vierge: Rêve infini by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
10.
La magicienne: Ce sentier nous conduit vers le couvent voisin by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
11.
Clovis et Clotilde: Prière, ô souffle de l'ange! by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
12.
Redemption, M 52: Le Flot se lève by César Franck
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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