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Marc Coppey, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg & John Nelson - French Cello (2022)

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Marc Coppey, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg & John Nelson - French Cello (2022)

Marc Coppey, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg & John Nelson - French Cello (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:48
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion

For more than two centuries, the Paris Conservatoire has maintained a glorious cello tradition, which since 2003 has been upheld by Marc Coppey. As a tribute to the spirit of his predecessors, he now presents three of the most famous nineteenth century cello concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns, Édouard Lalo and Léon Boëllmann, all united on one album.

John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)

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John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)

John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg - Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 58:46+68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029541735 | Recorded: 2019

"The most dramatic piece that Berlioz ever wrote," is how conductor John Nelson describes La Damnation de Faust. The composer designated this thrilling hybrid of oratorio and opera a 'légende dramatique'. Following in the triumphant footsteps of Les Troyens, also recorded at the Auditorium Erasme in Strasbourg, this performance reunites Nelson and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg with singers Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato and Nicolas Courjal.

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)

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John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.37 Gb (DVD9) | 153 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: Francais, English, Espanol, Deutsch

Like music lovers the world over, John Nelson believes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of Western music. For years, he has cherished the dream of performing this masterwork in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris whose renown has grown constantly since he began conducting with them eight years ago. In addition to John Nelson and his Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Mass in B minor brings together the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame choir conducted by Nicole Corti as well as internationally recognized soloists Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Daniel Taylor (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor) and Dietrich Henschel (baritone).

John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)

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John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)

John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 51:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 7243 5 45449 2 7 | Recorded: 2000

The Berlioz Te Deum has been relatively neglected on disc in comparison with his other major works. This latest version has John Nelson as an incisive, understanding conductor of Berlioz, revelling in the weight of choral sound, balancing his forces beautifully. He's helped here by fuller, more detailed digital sound than on previous versions.

John Nelson, English Chamber Orchertra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus - Handel: Semele (1993)

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John Nelson, English Chamber Orchertra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus - Handel: Semele (1993)

John Nelson, English Chamber Orchertra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne - Handel: Semele (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 828 Mb | Total time: 62:08+45:19+67:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎| 435 782-2 | Recorded: 1990

This magnificent performance is without a doubt among the top two or three Handel opera recordings in the catalog. John Nelson outdoes even the period instrument competition, conducting with a vitality and freshness that sweeps all before it. Kathleen Battle is a great Semele (if listening to this woman sing "Myself I Will Adore" isn't a classic example of typecasting, then what is?). But the real palm must go to Marilyn Horne as the jealous Juno, who simply stops the show with her two arias (she sings Ino as well). A very great recording.

Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Handel & Bach: Arias (2001)

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Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Handel & Bach: Arias (2001)

Stephanie Blythe, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Handel & Bach: Arias (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 71:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 7243 5 45475 2 2 | Recorded: 2000

How do you characterize a voice like this? The "official" description is "contralto", but no way is Richard Tucker Award-winner Stephanie Blythe a contralto in any conventional sense. This is a voice so versatile that in her opening "Ombra mai fu" (and in many other places) you'd swear that you were listening to one of today's new breed of countertenors–specifically David Daniels, who coincidentally records for the same label and appears on this program in a duet from Handel's Giulio Cesare. (In fact, their voices are so perfectly matched that when they sing together it's nearly impossible to tell them apart.)

David Daniels, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestre de Paris - Handel: Oratorio Arias (2002)

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David Daniels, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestre de Paris - Handel: Oratorio Arias (2002)

David Daniels, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestre de Paris - Handel: Oratorio Arias (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 67:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45497 2 | Recorded: 2000

This is a beautiful selection of arias from Handel’s oratorios composed in the latish 1740s. Each one is a gem and David Daniels again proves himself the leading “operatic” countertenor of our day. He possesses one of the few countertenor voices that might be called “sensual”, not to mention one of the few with any respectable volume. He even puts pressure on it occasionally–as opposed, say, to Drew Minter or Alfred Deller, who aim (aimed) for a diaphonous sound.
–Robert Levine