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_Mariinsky Label: Massenet Don Quichotte

MAR0523 2SACD

Massenet: Don Quichotte

Massenet: Don Quichotte

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Disc of the Week BBC Radio 3, CD Review (UK)

Opera Choice of the Month
‘Gergiev whips up the score more vigorously than his predecessors … excellent surround sound’ BBC Music Magazine (UK)

'He [Furlanetto] is quite astonishingly moving in it, as is Andrei Serov as Sancho Pança' The Observer (UK)

Don Quichotte, Massenet's comedie-heroique, is a tale of heroism, adventure and unrequited love. The action relates more closely to the play Le Chevalier de la longue figure by Jacques de Lorrain, than the great novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

Italian Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is one of the most sought-after interpreters of French, Italian and Russian repertoire. Here he joins Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra for a sumptuous recording of Massenet's final great opera.

Price: £17.49

 
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Reviews

Disc of the Week BBC Radio 3, CD Review (UK)

Opera Choice of the Month
‘Gergiev whips up the score more vigorously than his predecessors … excellent surround sound’ BBC Music Magazine (UK)

'He [Furlanetto] is quite astonishingly moving in it, as is Andrei Serov as Sancho Pança' The Observer (UK)

‘sensitive handling of Massenet’s delicately perfumed idiom, relishing the atmosphere of his Spanish pastiche’ Sunday Times (UK)

**** ‘Gergiev’s talent lies in his ability to enter a real pulse into this mellifluous music, an intimate necessity that keeps you interested’ Classica (France)

'[Furlanetto] is a real bass and his dark, round tone is perfect for the role ... Gergiev and his chorus and orchestra are on fine form and the recorded sound, in the experienced hands of James Mallinson, is excellent' Gramophone (UK)

'the performance led by Valery Gergiev has, in Ferruccio Furlanetto, a Quichotte of undeniable vocal presence and impressive skill... Gergiev paces the work with expert suppleness, orchestral atmosphere and as much of his customary flair' Opera News (US)

'The opera world has long wanted/needed a good version of Cervantes’ celebrated Don Quixote story, [here] the opera is indeed reborn' The Philadelphia Enquirer (US)

'The drive and energy, the big bold splashes of colour generated by Valery Gergiev and his orchestra immediately grab your attention' Fanfare (US)

 

 

Artists

Ferruccio Furlanetto Don Quichotte
Anna Kiknadze Dulcinee
Andrei Serov Sancho Panca
Mariinsky Orchestra
Soloists' Ensemble of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Vladimir Ryabenko recording engineer
Vladimir Ryabenko, Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd, editing & mastering

Recorded in the Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg, 27 - 29 May 2011
Compatible with all CD players – SACD layer includes multi-channel 5.0 and stereo mixes.

Booklet notes in Russian, English, French & German
Libretto in French with English translation
Sung in French

Catalogue code - MAR0523
UPC - 822231852322

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