Accentus

Biography

Active: 1991 - ; France
The Accentus Chamber Choir, literally "Le Choer de Chambre Accentus," was founded in 1991 by choral director Laurence Equilbey, who, incidentally, is a woman. Accentus is limited to 32 members and was originally founded to explore a cappella literature in the chamber choir format from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Within the context of their own concerts, this is still the rule, but through collaborative projects with period orchestras Read more such as Concerto Köln and Akademie für Alte Musik, Accentus has also earned a reputation on disc as an outstanding chorus in Baroque and Classical period repertoire as well.

Based in Paris, Accentus also enjoys an excellent relationship with a number of contemporary composers, such as Pascal Dusapin and Pierre Boulez, and has formed a smaller, subsidiary choir expressly for the performance of new music called Axe 21. Accentus tours in some part of the world annually and visited the United States in 2000. The Accentus Chamber Choir exclusively records for the French concern Naïve. Read less
Mozart: Requiem / Piau, Gura, Equilbey, Accentus
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: Naive  
Catalog: 5370   Number of Discs: 1
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    Mozart: Requiem / Piau, Gura, Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5370 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Werner Güra,  Sandrine Piau,  Sara Mingardo,  Christopher Purves
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra,  Accentus
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  • 2.
    Transcriptions Vol 2; Mendelssohn: Christus / Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 40043 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Franz Schubert,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Gustav Mahler  ... 
    Performer:  Brigitte Engerer,  Solange Añorga,  Hélène Moulin,  Romain Champion  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Les monts du Reuil,  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
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  • 3.
    Janacek: Brumes D'enfance / Planes, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5330 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leos Janácek
    Performer:  Alain Planès,  Raquele Magalhaes,  Lise Berthaud,  Romain Champion  ... 
    Conductor:  Pieter-Jelle De Boer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
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  • 4.
    Brahms: German Requiem / Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 40028 Release Date: 08/06/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Stèphane Degout,  Sandrine Piau,  Brigitte Engerer,  Boris Berezovsky
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
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  • 5.
    Accentus - Faure, Dusapin, Brahms: Requiems; Haydn; Seven Last Words Of Christ, Transcriptions / Equilbey
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5301 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Samuel Barber,  Gerard Pesson  ... 
    Performer:  Stèphane Degout,  Christophe Henry,  Luc Héry,  Sandrine Piau  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Maitrise de Paris,  National Orchestra d'Ile de France  ... 
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  • 6.
    Best 20 / Laurence Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5290 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Gabriel Fauré,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Francis Poulenc  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
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  • 7.
    Mendelssohn: Christus / Piau, Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5265 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Sandrine Piau,  Markus Butter,  Robert Getchell
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble,  Accentus
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  • 8.
    Music & Painters - Music Of The Era Of Monet, Chagall, Courbet & Picasso
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5283 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel,  Claude Debussy,  Gabriel Fauré,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Gastinel,  Daniel Blumenthal,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Noel Lee  ... 
    Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Alain Lombard,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kasbek Ensemble,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
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  • 9.
    Rachmaninov: Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Vespers / Equilby, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5239 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Joanna Dobrakowska,  Vladimir Miller,  Romain Champion,  Eva Ericson-berglund
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir,  Accentus
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  • 10.
    Bach: Cantatas / Coin, Scholl, Pregardien, Schlick, Schwarz
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30509 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Christoph Prégardien,  Barbara Schlick,  Andreas Scholl,  Christophe Coin  ... 
    Conductor:  Christophe Coin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Limoges Baroque Ensemble,  Leipzig Concerto Vocale,  Accentus
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  • 11.
    10 Greatest Classical Emotions
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5204 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Reynaldo Hahn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Gemma Bertagnolli,  Sara Mingardo,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Daniel Blumenthal  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  Alessandro De Marchi,  Marc Minkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Academia Montis Regalis  ... 
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  • 12.
    Strauss - A Cappella / Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5194 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Eric Soklossa,  Dagmar Pecková,  Jane Archibald,  Robert Gleadow
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Accentus
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  • 13.
    Haydn: Seven Last Words; Dvorak: Stabat Mater / Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 40015 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Ruth Sandhoff,  Robert Getchell,  Sandrine Piau,  Harry Van der Kamp  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
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  • 14.
    Anonymous
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578044-45 Release Date: 07/28/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Traditional,  Anonymous,  Alfons X (El Sabio)
    Performer:  Catherine King,  Belinda Sykes,  Peter Rabanser,  Manuela Schenale
    Conductor:  Thomas Wimmer,  Bernhard Bohm,  Graham Derrick,  Michael Posch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Rose Consort of Viols,  Il Curioso  ... 
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  • 15.
    Esprit - Melancolique
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5172 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Gabriel Fauré,  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Laurent Korcia,  Grigory Sokolov,  Anne Gastinel,  Sandrine Piau
    Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini,  Christophe Rousset,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Laurence Equilbey  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques,  Il Giardino Armonico,  English Baroque Soloists  ... 
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    Esprit - Sacre
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5169 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  John Dowland,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ... 
    Performer:  Gérard Lesne,  Sandrine Piau,  Sara Mingardo
    Conductor:  Christoph Spering,  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Emmanuel Krivine,  Jean-Claude Malgoire  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Concerto Italiano,  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy  ... 
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    Esprit - Zen
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5171 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Franz Schubert,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Hopkinson Smith,  Sara Mingardo,  Rolf Lislevand,  Philippe Jaroussky  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi,  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Ensemble Kapsberger,  Accentus  ... 
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  • 18.
    Fauré: Requiem, Cantique De Jean Racine / Equilbey, Piau, Degout, Et Al
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5137 Release Date: 11/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Stèphane Degout,  Christophe Henry,  Luc Héry,  Sandrine Piau
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France,  Maitrise de Paris,  Accentus
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  • 19.
    Transcriptions - Barber, Mahler, Bach... / Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5151 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Cornelius,  Maurice Ravel,  Gerard Pesson,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Hélène Moulin,  Solange Añorga,  Romain Champion,  Brigitte Engerer  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
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  • 20.
    200 Years of Music at Versailles - A Journey to the Heart of French Baroque
    Label: Centre De Musique Baroque De Versai   Catalog: 1108 Release Date: 10/07/2008   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Claude-Béninge Balbastre,  Guillaume Lasceux,  Nicolas Séjean,  Henri-Joseph Rigel  ... 
    Performer:  Olivier Latry,  Alain Buet,  Isabelle Poulenard,  Philippe Do  ... 
    Conductor:  Olivier Schneebeli,  Jean-Claude Malgoire,  Jérémie Rhorer,  Jérôme Corréas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles,  Les Folies Françoises,  Les Agrémens  ... 
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  • 21.
    Great Secular Choral Works
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 22112 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Orff,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Conductor:  David Hill,  Anthony Rooley,  André Cluytens,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus,  Consort of Musicke  ... 
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  • 22.
    Baroque Voices - Bach: Cantatas Bwv 6, 41 & 68 / Coin, Schlick, Scholl
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8918 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz,  Christophe Coin,  Christoph Prégardien,  Andreas Scholl  ... 
    Conductor:  Christophe Coin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Limoges Baroque Ensemble,  Accentus
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  • 23.
    Dvorák: Stabat Mater / Equilbey, Coku, Pokupic, Breslik
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5091 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Pavol Brslik,  Alexandra Coku,  Brigitte Engerer,  Renata Pokupic  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
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  • 24.
    Transcriptions / Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5116 Release Date: 03/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franck Krawczyck,  Gustav Mahler,  Claude Debussy,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
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  • 25.
    Courbet - Les Musiques - Chopin, Etc / Sokolov, Et Al
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5118 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Johannes Brahms,  Traditional,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Grigory Sokolov,  François-Frédéric Guy,  Anne Gastinel,  Albert Thierry  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Laurence Equilbey,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Alain Lombard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  Végh String Quartet,  Accentus  ... 
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