WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Stravaganza d'Amore! Birth of Opera at the Medici / Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion


Release Date: 06/30/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902286  
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Press review February 7, 2018 By Classicalacarte Classicalacarte (Saint-Donat, QC) See All My Reviews "”When Pygmalion undertakes to produce a CD it is to tell a story and not merely record arias”. This statement by Raphael Pichon, from an interview with Michel Parouty of the French magazine Opera Magazine (# 131, 09/2017) is al almost an understatement. Their double CD/book entitled “Stravaganza d”Amore” published by Harmonia Mundi is definitely a gem, an object to treasure. The bound book comes with numerous illustrations, a chronology of events and a complete libretto of the arias. Furthermore, we have three substantial essays describing the music and the context in which it was first performed. We have surveyed 15 reviews so far and we are still awaiting the one from Fanfare. This production received rave reviews in France and Great-Britain. A “Diapason d’or” (Golden award) from Diapason, a “CHOC” from Classica, an “Editor’s Choice” from Gramophone, and 5 stars from BBC Music Magaizne. On the web, all of the reviews surveyed are in French. Most reviewers are very much enthusiastic. At Classic @ la Carte we keep on searching for more commentaries. You may access the results of our queries simply by searching with the following criteria : classicalacarte + ID603" Report Abuse
Review This Title