Notes & Reviews:
American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The performances here are very fine. If the vocal soloists are not quite up to the standard of the very best exponents of this idiom, they are not far behind them. I was pleased to hear a bold and warm, though not overpowering sound from the continuo organ. For the more exuberant and dramatic recitatives Soly will sometimes use a fuller registration than one usually hears in continuo playing, and to great effect. It is a vast improvement over the feeblesounding cabinet organs so often used in this kind of repertory. The recorded sound itself is warm and ingratiating yet always clear. Listeners who want to make an acquaintance with this music should not hesitate to acquire this recording - not that there are yet any alternatives. Full texts and translations are not included in the booklet, but they can be obtained from the Analekta website.
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Works DetailsGraupner, Christoph (II) : Die sieben Worte Jesu am Kreuz, cantata cycle for 4 voices, organ & orchestra
- Performers: Geneviève Soly (Organ); Normand Richard
- Conductor: Geneviève Soly
- Ensemble: L'Ensemble des Idées heureuses
- Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 1743