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Leclair: Scylla Et Glaucus / Gardiner, Brown, Yakar, Crook


Release Date: 08/05/2002 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 75339   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Howard CrookElisabeth VidalCatherine DuboscFrançoise Golfier,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Leclair's single opera Scylla et Glaucus may lack the sheer audacity of his teacher Rameau, but it's enormously likeable...the performers respond...stylishly to Leclair's charming if slightly predictable sound-world...and the conducting preserves a neat balance between drama and ornament...It is clear that Gardiner favours intervention over chilly authenticity; whether or not you agree with all his decisions, the clarity of the image he presents is often provocative and always bracing."

-- Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine Reviewing Erato 99762
"Leclair's single opera Scylla et Glaucus may lack the sheer audacity of his teacher Rameau, but it's enormously likeable...the performers respond...stylishly to Leclair's charming if slightly predictable sound-world...and the conducting preserves a neat balance between drama and ornament...It is clear that Gardiner favours intervention over chilly authenticity; whether or not you agree with all his decisions, the clarity of the image he presents is often provocative and always bracing."

-- Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine Reviewing Erato 99762
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Works on This Recording

1. Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 by Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Howard Crook (Tenor), Elisabeth Vidal (Soprano), Catherine Dubosc (Soprano),
Françoise Golfier (Soprano), René Schirrer (Baritone), Agnès Mellon (Soprano),
Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Philip Salmon (Tenor), Elisabeth Priday (Soprano),
Donna Brown (Soprano), Richard Stuart (Baritone), Francis Dudziak (Baritone),
Rachel Yakar (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1746; France 
Date of Recording: C1988 
Length: 170 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 

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