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10 Apr 2010

Antony Hopkins / Boyd Neel Orchestra & Soloists: De Lalande choral - L'Oiseau-Lyre 1957

Michel-Richard de Lalande:
Te Deum  
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Heather Harper, Eileen McLoughlin, Sopranos.  ~  John Whitworth, Counter-tenor ~  Leslie Fyson, Tenor  ~  James Atkins, Bass  
St Anthony Singers  ~  Desmond Dupre, viola da gamba  ~  Eric Halfpenny, serpent  ~  
Thurston Dart, organ continuo    Boyd Neel Orchestra  conducted by  Antony Hopkins.
L'Oiseau-Lyre  OL 50153   1958 matrices: TT 411 -1B / TT 412 -1B.
Re-edited  Sept.2012       Not on CD      Sleeve-note / EMG review >>>  


 
                                                   

13 comments:

  1. I've heard of De Lalande but not these two works. Looking forward to listening.

    Thanks.

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  2. Just finished listening to the Te Deum. The first time that I had heard anything by Lalande. The Te Deum is a very exuberant piece with moments of refection. I will enjoy getting to know it better over the coming days.

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  3. Lovely transfer of unfamiliar repertoire that would have seemed even more unusual in 1957. Very intelligent performances. Great to have the album cover and Thurston Dart's notes too. Thanks so much for all this!

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  4. Hello Francis (and others!). It is quite unusual that (to my ear..) the performance/s dont appear to be Dated; which one might expect from that vintage.. I absolutely loved the Te Deum - and the reflective central section displays considerable ingenuity that keeps ones interest. A lot of care went into that recording, so its unfortunate that The Gramophone review was rather churlish. Interesting too to hear the lovely Heather Harper at such an early stage in her career. I did a slight Cheat - as took the transfer off the 1961 pressing I also had (reduced to a black and white Economy sleeve) - though sadly my A4 scanner became defective after more than 1000 scans - and it takes 4 to make a complete picture! Nice that I could complete this in time for the end of Easter week - also that it has already been downloaded a fair amount. Do have some more In That Line - ie: Anthony Lewis - Purcell Sons of Art / Lully Miserere - which might get uploaded sometime!

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  5. L'Oisea-Lyre was a treasure trove of music from the early and baroque
    period.I must confess I have never heard the music or being aware of this recording,so will listen with full attention.
    The late 50's must have been an exiting time for this type of music.Karl Haas is another who made some great recordings.

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  6. Karl Haas was amongst the first S/H LPs I collected - nearly 25years ago - so have a Clutch of the Parlophones. I dont think Id inflict PMA 1023 (M.Haydn: St. Aloysi Mass / Bach: Cantata 202 - Christmas) on the unsuspecting; but guess that LP is virtually Unknown ...

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  7. Karl Hass with the London Baroque Ensemble on Pye CCL 30119 is my record of the year (so far).
    Would not swap Serenade no.11 for 2Oboes,2 Clarinets,2 Bassoons and 2 Horns for all the symphonies of Mahler.

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  8. Thank you for reposting the De Lalande and for opening your exciting blog.

    I always wondered why many De Lalande works once available on LPs/78s are not reissued on CD - you did a great job for the De Lalande fans!

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  9. Sadly, I don't have the two mono Froment / Oiseau-Lyre LPs (OL 50106/50152) and couldn't trace much more in the UK catalogue/s. The blog (which I keep getting the 'urge' to kill-off) would be rather more 'exciting' if transferring LPs weren't such a bore/chore..

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  10. Thanks - Jerry

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  11. Hi, I'm looking for the Tallis Fantasy VW in the 1936 (and first) recording by the Boyd Neel Orchestra. ¿Any bell, by chance?
    Thanks in advance.

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  12. Nope: bit odd that I don't have that as have most of the Boyd Neel 'Gold Label' X-series.
    Maybe (over 20years back) I didn't buy it with the others as it was broken/incomplete?

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  13. It was recorded by Decca but released by Dutton in 1994 from original shellac 78.
    Well, never mind.
    Thanks anyway.
    A kiss.

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