Poulenc - Gloria & Motets
Recorded 16-18 April 2007. Released March 2008
GRAMOPHONE AWARDS 2008 – NOMINEE
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICE & CRITICS’ CHOICE
“From the very outset of the Gloria it’s clear that this is a performance of real distinction… it is the vivid sense of unfettered joy.. .and the matchless intensity of feeling revealed in the motets that make this such a gloriously distinguished disc.” – Gramophone
The famous description of Poulenc as “half yob, half monk” is wondeerfully acknowledged by the composer in his 1959 ‘Gloria’ – “I had in mind those frescoes where the angels stick out their tongues, and also some serious Benedictine monks I had once seen revelling in a game of football.” Marking Stephen Layton’s first recording as Director of Music, this album also features Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, and soloist Susan Gritton.
This album is available on Spotify: use the embedded player below to listen to track previews; click on the album title to listen to the album in full on Spotify.
Hyperion Records CDA67623
- The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
- Susan Gritton (Soprano)
- Britten Sinfonia
- Stephen Layton (Conductor)