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BIZET, G.: Clovis et Clotilde / Te Deum (Jovanovic, Do, Schnaible, Pas-de-Calais North Regional Choir, Lille National Orchestra, J.-C. Casadesus)

Composer(s):Bizet, Georges
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredVocal
Catalogue 8.572270
Label Naxos
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This fascinating disc presents the young Georges Bizet’s first composition after having won the prestigious Prix de Rome, the grandiose Te Deum, which remained unpublished until 1971, and his Prix de Rome cantata Clovis et Clotilde, which recounts the tale of the Frankish King Clovis’s conversion to Christianity by his wife Clotilde. Both scores are abundantly theatrical, as one would expect from the future composer of Carmen (8.660005–07), and are performed by three outstanding young singers and two internationally renowned French ensembles directed by the distinguished conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus.


   




Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,February 2011

Delightful discovery

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