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Boismortier - Les Quatre Saisons by Arion ensemble with Isabelle Desrochers, Herve Lamy, Max van Egmond

BOISMORTIER – Les Quatre Saisons

$17.40

Arion ensemble
with Isabelle Desrochers: soprano
Hervé Lamy: tenor
Max van Egmond: baritone
1997, MVCD 1098

French Cantatas for solo voice, combined with symphonies.

Stylish singing, elegant playing and good recorded sound make this a welcome addition to the catalogue.   – Alan Horgan, Hour, Canada,

Product Description

Arion ensemble
with Isabelle Desrochers: soprano
Hervé Lamy: tenor
Max van Egmond: baritone  

Joseph Bodin de BOISMORTIER (1689 – 1755)

See program notes here.

French Cantatas for solo voice, combined with symphonies.
Opus 5, Paris 1724

Le Printemps (Spring)
1-6 First Cantata, for soprano, violin (or flute) and basso continuo 16 :14
L´Été (Summer)
7-13 Second Cantata, for tenor and basso continuo. 16 :38
L’Automne (Autumn)
14-20 Third Canata, for bass, flute (or violin) and basso continuo. 18 :07
L’Hyver (Winter)
21-29 Fourth Cantata, for soprano, flute, two violins, viola da gamba and basso continuo. 26 :18

Arion ensemble :
Claire Guimond, baroque flute (A. Weemaels, Bruxelles 1983, after Rottenburg circa 1725)
Chantal Rémillard, baroque violin (Antonio Mariani, Paesaro 1650)
Betsy MacMillan, viola da gamba and baroque cello (D. Rubio, 1977, after instruments of the 17th. century)
Hank Knox, harpsichord (R. Kingston, 1982, after Dülken)
with Christine Moran, second violin in the cantata L’Hyver.

1997 Société Radio-Canada /Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

MVCD 1098

Made in Canada.