A Portrait

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
La Petite Bande, the Belgian Baroque orchestra that Sigiswald Kuijken founded in 1972, has gone on to become a leader in the historically informed performance movement, basing its performances on scrupulous research into period practices in details such as intonation, the use of authentic instruments, and the appropriate size of ensembles. The group was the first to make a recording of Haydn's "Creation" using authentic period instruments, and the first to record Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" with a male a counter tenor as Orfeo. In celebration of the group's 40th anniversary, the Accent label, which has recorded the orchestra since 1982, has issued three sets: A Portrait,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
La Petite Bande, the Belgian Baroque orchestra that Sigiswald Kuijken founded in 1972, has gone on to become a leader in the historically informed performance movement, basing its performances on scrupulous research into period practices in details such as intonation, the use of authentic instruments, and the appropriate size of ensembles. The group was the first to make a recording of Haydn's "Creation" using authentic period instruments, and the first to record Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" with a male a counter tenor as Orfeo. In celebration of the group's 40th anniversary, the Accent label, which has recorded the orchestra since 1982, has issued three sets: A Portrait, including excerpts from a representative broad range of albums; Haydn's Creation; and Mozart: The da Ponte Operas. A Portrait is a three-CD set made up of tracks personally selected by Kuijken. The first disc is devoted to opera, including the Mozart operas, Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice," and "Livietta e Tracollo" and "La serva padrona" by Pergolesi. The second is an eclectic selection that includes choral and instrumental music by Mozart and Haydn, French ballet music by a variety of composers, and Vivaldi concertos. The third features complete performances of four J.S. Bach cantatas, in which Kuijken uses a single singer on each part. The recordings were made between 1982 and 2011 so the sound quality improves considerably from the earliest to the latest. The set makes a good introduction to the historically significant and musically satisfying contributions of Kuijken and La Petite Bande and should give listeners an incentive to seek out the complete performances of these pieces.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2012
  • Label: Accent Records
  • EAN: 4015023242715
  • Catalog Number: 24271

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Overtura - Christoph Willibald Gluck & La Petite Bande (3:19)
  2. 2 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Ballo - Christoph Willibald Gluck & La Petite Bande (2:00)
  3. 3 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Chorus: Ah! Se intorno a quest'urna funesta - Christoph Willibald Gluck & La Petite Bande (2:48)
  4. 4 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Aria: Che farò senza Euridice - Christoph Willibald Gluck & La Petite Bande (5:10)
  5. 5 Livietta e Tracollo, intermezzo in 2 acts: Recitative: Invano ti lusinghi - Giovanni Pergolesi & Nancy Argenta (0:30)
  6. 6 Livietta e Tracollo, intermezzo in 2 acts: Duet: Vado... vado. Ed avrai core - Giovanni Pergolesi & Nancy Argenta (2:26)
  7. 7 La serva padrona, intermezzo in 2 acts: Aria: Sempre in constrasti - Giovanni Pergolesi & La Petite Bande (4:00)
  8. 8 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Ouverture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (4:46)
  9. 9 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Aria: Un aura amorosa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (4:20)
  10. 10 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Recitative et Aria: Ei parte, senti, ah no!... Per - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (8:07)
  11. 11 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Aria: Madamina, il catalogo è questo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (5:50)
  12. 12 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Finale (tutti): Presto, presto, pria ch'ei - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (9:25)
  13. 13 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Finale (tutti): Venite pur avanti - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (7:39)
  14. 14 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Aria: Deh vieni alla finestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (2:06)
  15. 15 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Aria: Non so più, cosa son, cosa faccio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (2:37)
  16. 16 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Aria: Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (4:22)
  17. 17 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Aria: Giunse alfin il momento - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (4:29)
  18. 18 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Final (tutti): Gente, gente, all'armi, all' - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (4:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: Terzetto: Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf - Franz Joseph Haydn & La Petite Bande (5:45)
  2. 2 Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: Chorus: Vollendet ist das große Werk - Franz Joseph Haydn & La Petite Bande (2:51)
  3. 3 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Introitus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franz Beyer (4:48)
  4. 4 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Kyrie - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franz Beyer (2:25)
  5. 5 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Sequenz: Dies irae - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franz Beyer (2:04)
  6. 6 Armide, opera, LWV 71: Passacaille - Jean-Baptiste Lully & La Petite Bande (3:42)
  7. 7 La Fantaisie, ballet: Tambourin - Jean-Féry Rebel & La Petite Bande (0:42)
  8. 8 La Fantaisie, ballet: Chaconne - Jean-Féry Rebel & La Petite Bande (1:20)
  9. 9 Les Plaisirs champêtres, for ensemble: Musette - Jean-Féry Rebel & La Petite Bande (0:57)
  10. 10 Les Plaisirs champêtres, for ensemble: Gavotte - Jean-Féry Rebel & La Petite Bande (1:39)
  11. 11 Les Plaisirs champêtres, for ensemble: Passepied - Jean-Féry Rebel & La Petite Bande (1:28)
  12. 12 Les Plaisirs champêtres, for ensemble: Bourée-Rigoudon-Bourée - Jean-Féry Rebel & La Petite Bande (3:19)
  13. 13 Daphnis et Églé, pastorale héroïque: Ouverture - Jean-Philippe Rameau & La Petite Bande (2:35)
  14. 14 Daphnis et Églé, pastorale héroïque: Menuet en Rondeau - Jean-Philippe Rameau & La Petite Bande (2:11)
  15. 15 Daphnis et Églé, pastorale héroïque: Tambourins 1 & 2 - Jean-Philippe Rameau & La Petite Bande (1:41)
  16. 16 Daphnis et Églé, pastorale héroïque: Contredanse - Jean-Philippe Rameau & La Petite Bande (1:36)
  17. 17 Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in D major, RV 403: Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi & La Petite Bande (3:12)
  18. 18 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: La Primavera. Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi & La Petite Bande (3:24)
  19. 19 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: La Primavera. Largo e pianissimo sempre - Antonio Vivaldi & La Petite Bande (2:48)
  20. 20 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: La Primavera. Danza Pastorale - Antonio Vivaldi & La Petite Bande (3:38)
  21. 21 Cassation for orchestra in G major, K. 63: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (6:06)
  22. 22 Cassation for orchestra in G major, K. 63: Finale - Allegro assai - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (2:15)
  23. 23 Divertimento No. 7 for 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major, K. 205 (K. 167A): Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (5:21)
  24. 24 Divertimento No. 7 for 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major, K. 205 (K. 167A): Finale - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & La Petite Bande (3:43)
  25. 25 Divertimento for 2 oboes, 2 horns, bassoon & strings in F major, H. 2/20: Adagio - Franz Joseph Haydn & La Petite Bande (5:54)
  26. 26 Keyboard Concerto in G major, H. 18/4: Finale - Franz Joseph Haydn & La Petite Bande (4:15)
Disc 3
  1. 1–7 Cantata No. 178, "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält," BWV 178 (BC A112) - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (20:05)
  2. 8–13 Cantata No. 144, "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin," BWV 144 (BC A41) - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (13:17)
  3. 14–19 Cantata No. 61, "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland," BWV 61 (BC A1) - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (13:33)
  4. 20–21 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (10:41)
  5. 22–27 Cantata No. 91, "Gelobet seist su, Jesu Christ," BWV 91 (BC A9) - Johann Sebastian Bach & La Petite Bande (17:48)
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