BACH AND ITALY

JS Bach, A. Vivaldi

BACH, VIVALDI Psaume 51, Nisi Dominus

Glossa Music

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4 étoiles Classica FFFF Télérama musique classique

GCD 923701

BACH

Psalm 51, Tilge, BWV 1083
after the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
for soprano, alto, strings and continuo

VIVALDI

Nisi Dominus, RV 608
for alto, strings and continuo

With

Damien Guillon, countertenor & director
Céline Scheen, soprano
Le Banquet Céleste

Press

“Céline Scheen and Damien Guillon do justice to Bach’s genius mind, whose parody transcends the dreaminess of Stabat Mater and exacerbates its affect (…) it is not in Mary’s heart but in ours that the Banquet Céleste’s soloists and musicians plunge their sword. Their voices unite into a same song, a same incredibly intense communion […]

forumopera.com

“A radiant and personified interpretation of two psalms (…) The voices boasted by the countertenor Damien Guillon (also the conductor) and the soprano Céline Scheen are lithe, celestial and sensual, embracing the strings’ tones rather than leaning against them. The album finishes off with an eminently Vivaldi-like Nisi Dominus, another psalm chosen for its concertante dimension. […]

Télérama.fr

“Nevertheless, this is a profoundly thoughtful new interpretation (…) Guillon’s masterful long notes are sung with breath-taking sweetness and the muted strings are utterly beguiling during ‘Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum’ (the intimate core of the psalm).” Gramophone | David Vickers | March 2016

Gramophone.co.uk

“Damien Guillon’s unrivalled eloquence, free of any pretentiousness and thus so touching is passionately linked to that shown by Céline Scheen. Seeing them is just as pleasant as hearing them, making the concert such a raging success. With its joyful yet sober atmosphere, the Rencontres event was a delight for all music-lovers, thanks to a […]

La Croix

“The journey through Italy was pursued at the Collégiale Saint-Lazare d’Avallon. The Banquet Céleste ensemble, conducted by its founder and countertenor Damien Guillon, performed three iconic works from the enlightened 18th century: Salve Regina by Pergolesi, Nisi Dominus by Vivaldi and Psalm 51 “Tigle, Höchster, meine Sünden” by Bach, based on Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. In the first piece, Céline Scheen impressed the entire assembly with […]

resmusica.com

“Damien Guillon’s unrivalled eloquence, free of any pretentiousness and thus so touching is passionately linked to that shown by Céline Scheen. Seeing them is just as pleasant as hearing them, making the concert such a raging success. With its joyful yet sober atmosphere, the Rencontres event was a delight for all music-lovers, thanks to a few […]

La Croix