CD-recensies OCKEGHEM | DE LA RUE REQUIEM – 2012

OCKEGHEM | DE LA RUE REQUIEM

“The eight singers of the all-male Dutch vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis, under the direction of the countertenor Stratton Bull, give studied, beautifully shaped and blended performances.” Sunday Times, 1st April 2012

“Tempi are leisurely; and, though, the voices have perhaps not the individuality to be found in some other ensembles, the sense of a collective singers in the service of the music grows with each hearing and lends integrity to a work which, for all carefully controlled intensity, is a study in exercising restraint.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

“The two earliest surviving settings of the Requiem Mass receive beautiful realisations in superb sound: both performances and recording quality are of exemplary clarity.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 *****

“[Cappella Pratensis] sing with an organic appreciation of line and text in a sinuously smooth legato that engolds the ear in every phrase…Serious scholarship and a commitment to performing from a central music stand with a score in the original mensural notation combined creatively with mellifluous singing – it may be academic, but there’s no want of devotional intensity.” Classical Music, 2nd June 2012 ****

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*  il Corriere Musicale Oct 2012 (Ita)
*  CD Classico december 2012 (Ita)
*  Klassieke Zaken Aug 2012
*  BBC Music Magazine juli 2012 (Eng)
*  Fono Forum juni 2012 (Duits)
*  Klassik Heute.com mei 2012 (Duits)
*  Klassik.com 21-03-2012 (Duits)
*  Concerti maart 2012 (Duits)
*  ZING magazine maart-april 2012
*  FTD Neue Musik 26-02-2012
*  Kulturradio 23-02-2012
*  Volkskrant 22-02-2012
*  Klara radio (B) februari 2012
*  Brabants Dagblad 16-01-2012
*  Giornale della Musica (It) 01-09-2015