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Johann Christoph Vogel (1756-1788): La Toison d'or (Paris, 1786) / Le Concert Spirituel, Niquet

Album Summary

>Vogel, Johann Christoph : La Toison d'or, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • Herve Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel return to another of their great specialities, the lyric tragedy, with a new large-scale operatic recovery.
  • La Toison d'or represents a vital link between Gluck and Spontini.
  • Hector Berlioz considered Vogel one of the pioneers of French Romanticism.
  • Lavish booklet; notes in French, German and English. Sung texts in French with English translation
  • Recorded 2012

The Guardian, 16th January 2014
As shown by Concert Spirituel's superb performance, with Marie Kalinine as MedTe and Jean-Sebastian Bou as Jason, alongside some rather formulaic numbers there's some very beautiful music, and some ravishing instrumental obbligati.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2014
It's Gluck who casts a long shadow over the opera...But themusic is effective, with excellent writing for the chorus and orchestra...Judith Van Wanroij singing strongly as Hypsipyle...Jean-Sebastian Bou is equally powerful as the duplicitous Jason. HervT Niquet directs admirably. Vogel is a real find.

International Record Review, April 2014
This is a performance that resonates with all the positive qualities of the music ... We get a wide-screen dramatic presentation in which the orchestra is especially impressively recorded.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Staatstheater, Nürnberg, Germany (07/26/2012/07/27/2012).


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Works Details

>Vogel, Johann Christoph : La Toison d'or, opera
  • Conductor: Hervé Niquet
  • Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel
  • Notes: Staatstheater, Nürnberg, Germany (07/26/2012/07/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta