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Amour Cruel / Leblanc, Stubbs, Les Voix Humaines


Release Date: 06/12/2001 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2216   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Michel LambertJean de Sainte-ColombeSébastien Le Camus
Performer:  Suzie LeBlancStephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"‘Amour cruel’ provides a delightful glimpse of private music­making in mid-17th-century Paris. Half of this CD is devoted to six concerts for two bass viols by Sainte-Colombe‚ the other half to the melancholy airs de cour of Michel Lambert (Lully’s father­in­law) and Sébastien Le Camus (a viol player at court)... Napper and Margaret Little‚ as Les Voix Humaines‚ are at their finest in the Sainte-Colombe... their tone is resonant and infused with a lithe elegance... throughout they play with the precision‚ delicacy and poise that listeners have come to expect of them. Suzette Leblanc’s interpretations of the airs de cour, enunciated as in the 17th century‚ also invite warm praise... Leblanc again produces a lovely‚ ethereal tone‚ supported Read more by the sublime theorbo playing of Stephen Stubbs‚ that for me conjured up images by Watteau. However‚ her performance of Le Camus’ Je veux me plaindre is the highlight of the disc. Stubbs begins with three statements of the ground; Leblanc enters: her ornamentation of the first repeat of the ground took my breath away and the top notes of her second made my ears ring. And‚ as if that were not enough‚ the viols follow with further statements of the ground – taking parts originally intended for two voices – which for me throw new light on the origin of the pičce de viole. This is a thought-provoking recording, stocked with subtle music­making..." -- GRAMOPOHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Vos mespris chaque jour by Michel Lambert
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Stephen Stubbs (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
2.
Concerto for 2 Viols no 58 "Les Roulades" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
3.
Je veux me plaindre by Sébastien Le Camus
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
4.
Laissez durer la nuit by Sébastien Le Camus
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
5.
Concerto for 2 Viols no 6 "La Duchesse" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
6.
Amour, cruel amour by Sébastien Le Camus
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
7.
Concerto for 2 Viols no 9 "Le suppliant" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
8.
Foręts solitaires by Sébastien Le Camus
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
9.
Concerto for 2 Viols no 48 "Le raporté": Chaconne by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
10.
Ombre de mon amant by Michel Lambert
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Theorbo), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; France 
11.
Concerto for 2 Viols no 32 "L'eslevé changé" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
12.
On n'entend rien by Sébastien Le Camus
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
13.
Concerto for 2 Viols no 3 "Le tendre" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

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