Collection includes 11 albums by French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer Raymond Lefèvre.
“Raymond Leppard's edition of Poppea, first staged at Glyndebourne in 1962, opened many people's eyes and ears to Monteverdi for the first time. By 1984, though, when Glyndebourne mounted this new production, his Respighi- isation of Monteverdi's sparse original was distinctly old hat. The allegorical prologue was restored; but as well as the lush string textures there remained the downward transposition of castrato roles and the squeezing of three acts into two. Yet only the most fanatical devotee of historically informed performance could fail to respond to this wonderful production with sumptuous designs by John Bury.
Norwegian trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø has over the last few years shared stage with a wide range of influential improvisers. One of his returning projects has been the trio with Swedish drummer Raymond Strid and Swiss double bassist Nina de Heney. OSLO WIEN was recorded during their Europe tour last year, and the double album presents a trio balancing on the very verge between individualism and group mentality.
Froggatt's debut album was a bland singer/songwriter effort, mixing in parts of troubadour folk and late-'60s middle-of-the-road British pop/rock.
This interpretation is in my view the really best, the orchestra and choir are together delicate and powerful. Kanawa sings the 2d soprano and she is at the best of her voice. (she will sing the first soprano years later, and their is no comparaison).Cotrubas is just perfect, and the two voices are wonderful together. The tenor and the bass are great, the ensemble is simply a dream!