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Poulenc, Francis - Gloria & Motets - Layton, Stephen (conductor)


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GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

BETYG: *****
LJUDKVALITET: *****
(Opus)

HÖGSTA BETYG I NORRA VÄSTERBOTTEN

""Gloriously pompous," says Marc Rochester of the fanfare that opens Poulenc's Gloria. He's quite right, of course, but also right in pointing out that it is absolutely electric. And that goes for much of this terrific album. When the massed forces of Polyphony, the Britten Sinfonia and the Trinity College Choir ring out at full strength, the sound is simply incredible."
(Gramophone)

"...ett lysande Gloria i en tolkning präglad av stor, briljant dynamik och hundraprocentig vokal träffsäkerhet"
(Opus)

Poulenc's choral music is a deep expression both of his faith and of his unique musical language. In the various motets, the music responds to the composer's studies of Bach, Monteverdi, Palestrina and Gabrieli, but is always stylistically progressive. Prominently featured are Poulenc's distinctive and often ingenious chord progressions. Each motet has its own delightfully etched personality.

Poulenc's Gloria is one of his most enduringly appealing works. In some ways straightforwardly pious, it is also tinged with mischievous irreverence and a sense of rollocking enjoyment. 'When I wrote this piece', Poulenc famously recalled, 'I had in mind those frescoes by Gozzoli where the angels stick out their tongues; and also some serious Benedictine monks I had once seen revelling in a game of football.' This recording by the Britten Sinfonia, The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Polyphony and the soprano soloist Susan Gritton under Stephen Layton brings out all these aspects in a classic performance.

Fakta
Artikelnummer CDA67623
Streckkod 0034571176239
Utgivningsdatum 2008-03-10
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Hyperion
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Layton, Stephen (conductor)
Kompositörer Poulenc, Francis
Disk: 1
Gloria
1 Gloria in excelsis Deo
2 Laudamus te
3 Domine Deus
4 Domini Fili unigenite
5 Domine Deus, agnus Dei
6 Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
Salve regina
7 Salve regina
Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence
8 Timor et tremor
9 Vinea mea electa
10 Tenebrae factae sunt
11 Tristis est anima mea
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
12 O magnum mysterium
13 Quem vidistis pastores dicite
14 Videntes stellam
15 Hodie Christus natus est
Exultate Deo
16 Exultate Deo
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