TÉNÈBRES DU PREMIER JOURFrançois Couperin
Les demoiselles de Saint-Cyr - Emmanuel Mandrin
Emmanuel Mandrin, orgue et direction
Dorothée Leclair, Juliette Perret, Eugénie Warnier solistes
Couperin le Grand's Leçons de Ténèbres - French baroque spiritual music at its most sumptuous and masterly - illumined through Michel Lambert's Miserere (première recording) and the Responsories of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. A performance close to what might have been heard in the early 18th century during a Holy Week promenade in a "house of religion".
With the support of SCPP, Caisse d'épargne Rhône-Alpes, Région Rhône-Alpes. In partnership with France Musique.
What the press says :
"Leçons to be learnt: darkly devotional works illuminated in a liturgical context. [...] [This recording] has strongly evocative charms of its own." Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone Magazine, August 2009.
Released on the 9th of april 2009
Price : 20 €