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Gounod: Cantates et musique sacree / Niquet, Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Ediciones Singulares   Catalog #: 1030  
Composer:  Charles Gounod
Performer:  Gabrielle PhiliponetSébastien DroyYu ShaoJudith van Wanroij,   ... 
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic OrchestraFlemish Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for soloists and orchestra, including Marie Stuart et Rizzio and La Vendetta, which he never had the opportunity to hear in performance. Revealed for the first time, these three cantatas, fine examples of French Romanticism, show a young composer with a remarkable flair for opera. In the end Fernand won him the coveted prize, carrying with it the privilege of a three-year stay (from 1840) at the Villa Medici in Rome. While there he produced several sacred compositions, which have also remained Read more unknown until now. His splendid Messe vocale for unaccompanied choir, written in a neo-Palestrinian style, deserves a place on the programme of every vocal ensemble. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Marie Stuart et Rizzio by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Gabrielle Philiponet (Soprano), Sébastien Droy (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
Fernand by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Yu Shao (Tenor), Judith van Wanroij (Soprano), Nicolas Courjal (Bass)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
3.
La Vendetta by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Chantal Santon-Jeffrey (Soprano), Yu Shao (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
4.
Messe vocale by Charles Gounod
Performer:  François Saint-Yves (Organ)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flemish Radio Choir
5.
Christus factus est by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Judith van Wanroij (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
6.
Hymne sacrée by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Judith van Wanroij (Soprano), Caroline Meng (Mezzo Soprano), Artavazd Sargsyan (Tenor),
Alexandre Duhamel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flemish Radio Choir,  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
7.
Messe de Saint Louis des Français by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Caroline Meng (Mezzo Soprano), Artavazd Sargsyan (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flemish Radio Choir,  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra

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