Leclair: Scylla Et Glaucus / Gardiner, Brown, Yakar, Crook

Release Date: 6/5/2008
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: ERA75339
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Leclair's single opera Scylla et Glaucus may lack the sheer audacity of his teacher Rameau, but it's enormously likeable...the performers respond...stylishly to Leclair's charming if slightly predictable sound-world...and the conducting preserves a neat balance between drama and ornament...It is clear that Gardiner favours intervention over chilly authenticity; whether or not you agree with all his decisions, the clarity of the image he presents is often provocative and always bracing."

-- Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine Reviewing Erato 99762
Works on This Recording
1. Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer: Howard Crook (Tenor), Elisabeth Vidal (Soprano), Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Donna [Soprano] Brown (Soprano), Francis Dudziak (Baritone), Catherine Dubosc (Soprano), Elisabeth Priday (Soprano), Rachel Yakar (Soprano), Richard Stuart (Baritone), René Schirrer (Baritone), Françoise Golfier (Soprano), Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Philip Salmon (Tenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1746 ; France
2. Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer: René Schirrer (Baritone), Françoise Golfier (Soprano), Donna Brown (Soprano), Elisabeth Vidal (Soprano), Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Catherine Dubosc (Soprano), Rachel Yakar (Soprano), Howard Crook (Tenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1746 ; France
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