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Christophe Rousset, Il Seminario Musicale - Niccolo Jommelli: Lamentazioni per il Mercoledi Santo (1996)

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Christophe Rousset, Il Seminario Musicale - Niccolo Jommelli: Lamentazioni per il Mercoledi Santo (1996)

Christophe Rousset, Il Seminario Musicale - Niccolò Jommelli: Lamentazioni per il Mercoledi Santo (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 73:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45202 2 | Recorded: 1995

Jomelli, regarded by many of his contemporaries as the greatest opera composer of the century, sets the lamentations in a dramatic and religio-operatic style as a duet between two high voices. Gérard Lesne receives higher billing than Véronique Gens on the cover of the CD, but they both sing exquisitely well – too well, perhaps, for the music to be regarded in the light of a meditation on the Passion, but that’s the way that Jommelli writes it. Listen to tracks 27-30: at first you would hardly believe that what you hear is a setting of a lament that the heathen have entered the sanctuary of the temple (tr.27). The mood changes dramatically on track 28, in which the speaker concludes that his sufferings have made him vile. After a happily skipping setting of the letter Lamed (tr.29), the most famous words from this chapter receive an appropriately affective treatment: O vos omnes qui transitis per viam – O all you that pass by the way, attend and see if there be any sorrow like my sorrow (tr.30) – words repeated on Good Friday in the Improperia or Reproaches.
Jommelli’s Lamentations are a world removed from renaissance polyphony or even the French settings of the previous generation, such as those of Charpentier, also (very well) recorded by Gérard Lesne and Il Seminario Musicale on Virgin (Leçons de Ténèbres, budget-price Virgin 2-CD Veritas). I referred to Lesne as a vocal treasure on that recording, but he is no less so in Jommelli’s operatic-style setting and he is very well abetted by Véronique Gens and all concerned. Lesne was also the director of the Charpentier recording, a role into which Christophe Rousset, fits equally well here, which is not surprising when he and Véronique Gens had already done well in 1994 by Jommelli’s Armida Abbandonata (Ambroisie AMB9983).
It’s all very affective, in the same way that Jommelli’s music for Armida Abbandonata is. (For the opening Sinfonia of Jomelli’s Armida Abbandonata and two arias, Ah! ti sento, mio povero core and Odio, furor, dispetto, alongside music by Glück, Handel and Haydn, try the Sony CD Armida, Annette Dasch and the Bavarian Kammerphilharmonie conducted by David Syrus).
With very good recording, these excellent performances of this affective music can be confidently recommended – apart from that crucial absence of texts and translations, which I have sought to remedy for potential purchasers. At its new mid-price it’s well worth considering.
(Brian Wilson)

Performer:
Véronique Gens, soprano
Gérard Lesne, contralto
Il Seminario Musicale
Conductor - Christophe Rousset

Track List:
01. Lamentazione Prima-01-Incipit Lamentatio
02. 02-Aleph
03. 03-Quomodo sedet
04. 04-Beth
05. 05-Plorans ploravit
06. 06-Ghimel
07. 07-Migravit Judas
08. 08-Daleth
09. 09-Viae Sion lugent
10. 10-He
11. 11-Facti sunt hostes
12. 12-Parvuli eius
13. 13-Jerusalem convertere
14. Lamentazione seconda-01-Vau
15. 02-Et egressus est
16. 03-Zain
17. 04-Recordata est
18. 05-Heth
19. 06-Peccatum peccavit
20. 07-Teth
21. 08-Sordes eius
22. 09-Vide, Domine, afflictionem meam
23. 10-Jerusalem convertere
24. Lamentazione terza-01-Jod
25. 02-Manum suam
26. 03-Caph
27. 04-Omnis populus
28. 05-Vide, Domine, et considera
29. 06-Lamed
30. 07-O vos omnes
31. 08-Quoniam vindemiavit me
32. 09-Mem
33. 10-De excelso misit ignem
34. 11-Nun
35. 12-Vigilavit jugum
36. 13-Jerusalem convertere


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Christophe Rousset, Il Seminario Musicale - Niccolo Jommelli: Lamentazioni per il Mercoledi Santo (1996)