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Charpentier: Messe pour le port royal / Reyghere, Poulenard, Feldman, Capella Ricercar


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 126  
Composer:  Marc-Antoine CharpentierAndré Raison
Performer:  Isabelle PoulenardJill FeldmanBernard FoccroulleGreta de Reyghere
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Ricercar
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At first glance, it is surprising to see that Marc-Antoine Charpentier composed for Port-Royal. How could a composer who wrote works for the Jesuits have even been approached by the Society’s sworn enemies? These pieces for female chorus with organ accompaniment were composed for the dames religieuses of Port-Royal. Three outstanding sopranos were chosen for this recording. The Belgian soprano, Greta De Reyghere, began her musical studies with her mother, herself a professional singer. At the same time, she undertook studies of the German language, and practiced the two disciplines, the music and teaching, before choosing the song definitively. She won first prizes at the Conservatory of Mons for singing and the Conservatory of Brussels for Read more the art song. After 7 years in the Maîtrise de Radio France and 3 years at the l'Ecole Nationale d'Art Lyrique de l'Opéra de Paris, the Frensh soprano Isabelle Poulenard currently works under the direction of Jean-Claude Malgoir on a number of productions for the l'Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing. American-born soprano Jill Feldman is a leading artist in the field of baroque and classical vocal music. Critics are constantly lavishing praise on her and many reviews compliment her 'special combination of absolute control and thinking musical personality', as well as her ability to communicate music of this period 'with astonishing restraint and perfect diction.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat pour le Port Royal, H 81 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Jill Feldman (Soprano), Bernard Foccroulle (Organ),
Greta de Reyghere (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Ricercar
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690s; France 
2.
Messe du premier ton, for organ by André Raison
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; France 
3.
Messe pour le Port Royal, H 5 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Jill Feldman (Soprano), Bernard Foccroulle (Organ),
Greta de Reyghere (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Ricercar
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1685; France 
4.
Un petit prelude by André Raison
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
5.
L'orgue joue le troisieme by André Raison
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
6.
Messe du sixieme ton by André Raison
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
7.
Dixit Dominus pour le Port Royal, H. 226 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Jill Feldman (Soprano), Bernard Foccroulle (Organ),
Greta de Reyghere (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Ricercar
8.
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes pour le Port Royal, H. 227 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Jill Feldman (Soprano), Bernard Foccroulle (Organ),
Greta de Reyghere (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Ricercar
9.
Stabat Mater pour des réligieuses, H 15 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Jill Feldman (Soprano), Bernard Foccroulle (Organ),
Greta de Reyghere (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Ricercar
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

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