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Magnificat BWV 243a
Conducted by Emannuelle Haïm

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Bach: Magnificat; Handel: Dixit Dominus

 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [25:38]

Emmanuelle Haïm

Le Concert d'Astrée

Soprano: Natalie Dessay; Mezzo-soprano: Karine Deshayes; Counter-tenor: Philippe Jaroussky; Tenor: Toby Spence; Bass: Laurent Naouri

Virgin Classics

Oct 26-29, 2006

CD / TT: 56:06

Recorded at Paroisse Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, France.
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Haim's Magnificat recording

Harry W. Crosby wrote (March 7, 2008):
I realize that BWV 243 is not the topic of the month, but I do feel compelled to report my admiration for a just-received recording of the Magnificat, one directed by Emmanuelle Haim, leading Le Concert d'Astrée, with soloists Natalie Dessay, Karine Deshayes [how is that for a coincidence?], Philippe Jaroussky, Toby Spence, and Laurent Naouri.

I confess that I bought the disk out of curiosity after encountering it at a very bargain price on line. Well, I have thoroughly enjoyed this performance, actually have given it three hearings in less than ten days, most unusual for me. And, I felt even more justified in my judgment when I listened to the other piece on the disk, Handel's well-known Dixit Dominus, and found it rousing indeed --- as indeed it must be. It made my only other recording of that work sound rather routine, I must say.

So, my hat is off to Emmanuelle Haim and her troops, and to Virgin Classics for this most welcome addition to my, of course, distinguished collection. However, beauty is, as we all know, in the ear of the beholder, so I will look forward to reading any additional opinions that you all might sooner or later express.

 

Magnificats BWV 243 & BWV 243a: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | BWV 243a | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Systematic Discussions: BWV 243 | BWV 243a
Individual Recordings:
BWV 243 - E. Haïm | BWV 243 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 243a - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 243 - P. McCreesh | BWV 243 - J. Rifkin | BWV 243 - H. Rilling | BWV 243 - R. Shaw | BWV 243 - M. Suzuki | BWV 243a - P. Herreweghe

Emmanuelle Haïm: Short Biography | Le Concert d'Astrée | Recordings of Vocal Works | Videos | BWV 243 - E. Haïm

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

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