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Chabrier: Briseis, Ou Les Amants De Corinthe / Ossonce, Padmore, Keenlyside

Chabrier / Scottish Opera Chorus / Ossonce
Release Date: 09/12/2012 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55428   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Kathryn HarriesMark PadmoreSimon KeenlysideJoan Rodgers,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean Yves Ossonce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Opera ChorusBBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chabrier’s extraordinary, if incomplete, opera is surely a precursor to Salome and approaches even that most lurid work in the gloriously opulent sensuality of its music. Performed at the Edinburgh Festival by some of the greatest singers of the day and recorded live by Hyperion, this thrilling performance stunned critics and public alike. A genuinely wonderful discovery.

'A highlight of last year's Edinburgh Festival ... a memorable experience ... gorgeous ... an extraordinarily voluptuous and erotic affair. Joan Rodgers sings ravishingly ... Ossonce brings this exciting rarity to throbbing life' (The Sunday Telegraph)

'For those who heard Chabrier's incomplete magnum opus at last year's Festival this recording
Read more will need no recommendation... Fabulously rewarding' (The Scotsman)

'Laurels for whoever's idea it was to capture this Edinburgh Festival concert on CD, to cast and record it so well, and to package it so excellently. French opera buffs should rush to buy it' (The Musical Times)

'The most opulent discographic discovery of the decade' (Fanfare, USA)

'Sumptuous, colorful, sensuous, passionate, it was an astonishing achievement, and, for listeners, a rare discovery' (Fanfare, USA)
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Works on This Recording

1. Briséïs, ou Les amants de Corinthe by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Kathryn Harries (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone),
Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean Yves Ossonce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Opera Chorus,  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1994 
Venue:  Live  Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 74 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 

Featured Sound Samples

Briséïs: Scene 2, No 8: "Demain ce sera la journée"
Scene 4, No 9: "Mon Dieu, pardonnez-leur"

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