“Christophe Rousset has taken great pains in this recording with the transition from one section to the next by the use of contrast, energy, surprise and sometimes even phrasing and ornamentation. He has taken much care over every aspect, from the most important to the least, and incorporated the resulting subtle blend to his overall interpretation. The same may be said of his treatment of the various orchestral details, ranging from the prelude that uses the continuo by itself to the magnificent sound of choir and orchestra combined; he has also lavished much care on the contrapuntal aspect of the work. From this veritable jeweller’s craftsmanship springs that impetus which is a fundamental principle of baroque art.”
Jean Duron, CMBV
Translation by Geoffrey Marshall
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Les Talens Lyriques wishes to thank the Fondation France Telecom and Opera Atelier, Toronto (Canada) for providing their arrangements as source materials for this production.
3 CDs Auvidis / E 8874
Recorded and released in 2001