Poulenc - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Litanies a la vierge noire | Harmonia Mundi - Musique d'Abord HMA1905149

Poulenc - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Litanies a la vierge noire

Label: Harmonia Mundi - Musique d'Abord

Cat No: HMA1905149

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 21st July 2017

Contents

Artists

Michele Lagrange (soprano)
Choeur et Orchestre national de Lyon

Conductor

Serge Baudo

Works

Poulenc, Francis

Litanies a la vierge noire
Salve Regina
Stabat mater, FP148

Artists

Michele Lagrange (soprano)
Choeur et Orchestre national de Lyon

Conductor

Serge Baudo

About

"Now that the work is available with a chorus of more polished technique and far more reliable chording, one which uses its words expressively and whose dynamic range is well served by the engineers, it makes an infinitely more telling effect... Michele Lagrange brings tenderness—if not quite matching Regine Crespin's melting quality on the Pretre recording—to the solo part... It was to the black Virgin of Rocamadour, to whom Poulenc commended Berard's soul, that he had earlier addressed the Litanies he had written on hearing of the death in a car crash of his friend Ferroud (a much neglected composer). This is an altogether starker work, its austere choral writing punctuated by powerfully pungent chords until peace is gradually found towards the end... this too is well sung and played." - Gramophone, July 1985

"Comparison with the 1984 recording for Harmonia Mundi (HMC905149), conducted by Serge Baudo, shows that there is another, better way with this music... Baudo’s soprano, Michèle Lagrange. She sings with a calmness and with a simple authority... If you want a recording of the Poulenc Stabat Mater... the Baudo recording offers a better alternative." - musicweb-international.com

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