Ben Bate, Sibelius-Nielsen, Michel Legrand, Brad Mehdaw, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Africa Nigra

  • Benny Patty
    Excerpts from Verdi’s opera (“Rigoletto”, “La Battaglia di Legnano”), Junod (“Romeo and Juliet”, “Poliocte”), Rossini (“William Tell”, “Moses and Pharaoh”), Donizetti (“L” Elisir d’ amore, Roberto Devereux), Meyerbeer (‘Les Huguenots’ and ‘L’Etoile du Nord’), Massenet (‘Manon’), and Godard (‘Jocelyn’). Mirko Palazzi (baritone), Choir of Bordeaux National Opera, Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine National, Emmanuel Villaum (leader of the orchestra).

Armed with his sassy high notes, a luminous bell with an unquenchable breath, and a fiery and tender temperament, Ben Bate set out to the opera comic stage in December 2021, to be replaced at short notice by the skill of Jean-François Porras-afflicted Romeo. A cheerful and sunny song is already noted in his Nemorino in Love at the Bastille Opera. Samoa’s first content album is in his image, with irresistible vocal seduction and great music. Whether it was in Italian opera, which he so tastefully defends, using a refined art of color and calligraphy, he spread a remarkable inheritance and remarkable flexibility in talented lines. or in French references, where the clarity of its presentation, its sense of drafting and the natural ease of rendering it in high tones are indisputable origins. The direction of Emmanuel Villaume, the eminent conductor, at the helm of the Bordeaux musicians, lends it an atmosphere, ensuring that every piece of the concert “takes off” with its significance and imagination. Marie Odd Rog

1 CD Warner Classics.

  • Sibelius Nielsen
    Violin Concerto

Johan Dalen (violin), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgards (conductor).

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Apart from their northern origin and year of birth, Karl Nielsen (1865-1931) and Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) have little in common. From a human and artistic point of view. Thus, the main lesson that their violin concerto coupling offers is only relevant to the soloist of these works in contrast to the Danish (neoclassical) day and the Finnish night (post-Romantic), but it is significant. At the age of 21, Johann Dalen already knows how to do everything. A pure and proven rope walker that meets the challenges of the talented Nielsen with lasting brilliance. An inspiring hero who transcends Sibelius’ stormy drama with a touch of popular imagination and approaches passage for the Boreal Gypsy. Chic even when drunk, the Swedish-Norwegian violinist makes Stradivarius sing like a master. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is more comfortable with Nielsen than with Sibelius under the direction of John Storgards, an insufficiently known Finnish conductor, who knows how to harness his power and free his breath. Pierre Gervasoni

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