Marc Minkowski (Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Edition) | Naive NC40038

Marc Minkowski (Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Edition)


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Label: Naive

Cat No: NC40038

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 9th December 2013



Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Richard Croft (tenor)
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble


Marc Minkowski


Handel, George Frideric

Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76
Rodrigo, HWV5
» Overture
Water Music Suite no.1 in F major, HWV348
Water Music Suite no.2 in D major, HWV349
Water Music Suite no.3 in G major, HWV350


Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Richard Croft (tenor)
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble


Marc Minkowski


Water Music (V5234)
This is a feast...the performances are outstanding. There is no finer period-instrument orchestra than Minkowski’s...wonderfully fleet-footed strings, ravishing flute and recorder, horns to delight the heart of Squire Weston himself, and all as responsive to Handel’s most delicate fancies as to his Rabelaisian humour.” - Sunday Times, 2nd January 2011 ****

his spirited players achieve a lightness of touch, even with 25 strings, and doubled horns and oboes.” - BBC Music Magazine, February 2011 ****

"given with all the freshness, exuberance and interpretative discretion that are hallmarks of Les Musiciens du Louvre under Marc Minkowski. Natural horns rasp jubilantly, the strings, while using “historically aware” technique, sound full and lithe, and Minkowski opts for judicious pacing that buoys up the music, at the same time establishing the contrasts that make this music such a rich source of enjoyment." - Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph

A Song for St Cecilia’s Day (V5279)
Galvanised by Minkowski's exquisite detailing, the Musiciens du Louvre are on white-hot form throughout, but in the Handel, Nils Wieboldt's plangent cello sets the scene for 'What Passion' with such ear-tugging sensitivity a lesser singer than Crowe might have been utterly sidelined.” - BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2009 *****

“...the players and singers delight in this magical music.” - Sunday Times, 29th November 2009 ***

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