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Graupner: Sonatas, Concertos, Arias / Soly, Les Idees Heureuses


Release Date: 09/16/2008 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 22014   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Ingrid SchmithüsenGeneviève SolyMathieu Lussier
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An outstanding soprano and consummate musicianship in a wide-ranging collection

"These consummate musicians are remarkably aware of their responsibilities. A harpsichord continuo for sacred music may be questionable but Soly’s restraint disarms reservations. No reservations at all about the soprano, Ingrid Schmithüsen. She rivets attention by her grasp of characterisation... Ensemble balances are realistic, notwithstanding intrusive key and breathing noises in the Bassoon Concerto. Nevertheless, Mathieu Lussier’s artistry is not compromised. Nor is the sound. It is always credible, enabling the listener to appreciate, for instance, Hélène Plouffe’s sensitive inflections of the repeated quavers in
Read more the second Largo of the Violin Sonata and the gracious performance of the Sonata a Quattro. Natalie Michaud’s command of the recorder is heard again in the Concerto, played from a score that unlike a 1939 edition (which has held sway) is complete. A very good disc..." -- Nalen Anthoni, Gramophone [1/2003, reviewing original release]
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Works on This Recording

1. Ach Gott und Herr by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Ingrid Schmithüsen (Soprano), Geneviève Soly (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Darmstadt, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, GWV 340 by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Geneviève Soly (Harpsichord), Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1731; Darmstadt, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G minor, GWV 711 by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Geneviève Soly (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Darmstadt, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Sonata a quattro in G major, GWV 212 by Christoph Graupner
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1744; Darmstadt, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5. Dido, Königin von Carthago: Armseelige Königin by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Ingrid Schmithüsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Recorder in F major, GWV 323 by Christoph Graupner
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735-1737; Darmstadt, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
7. Dido, Königin von Carthago: Wenn in Kerkers banger Gruft by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Ingrid Schmithüsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8. Dido, Königin von Carthago: Die wütende Rache schniedt donnernde Pfeile by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Ingrid Schmithüsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9. Dido, Königin von Carthago: Alma tradita by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Ingrid Schmithüsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Geneviève Soly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Ensemble des Idées Heureuses
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Ach Gott und Herr: III. Aria: "Seufzt und weint"
Sonata a 4 in G: II. Allegro

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