Die schöne Maguelone
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Die Schöne Magelone

John Chest (baritone) — 2015 Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)

Associated with pianist Marcelo Amaral, John Chest presents Die Schöne Maguelone by Johannes Brahms. Of all the rich lieder production composed by Brahms, Romances of Maguelone by Ludwig Tieck op.33 is the only true cycle. Brahms knew these folk tales since childhood but it is thanks to Schumann that he discovered the novel by Ludwig Tieck. The work is representative of this poetic and idealized reinvention of the Middle Ages, characteristic of German Romanticism.
"It is especially the epic scale of the cycle - a real pocket opera supported by a piano writing of great complexity - that strikes the listener" writes Timothée Picard in the booklet.

Released on 22 Februay 2019
© Alpha Classics / Outhere music

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Disque "Black is The Colour"
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Black Is the Colour

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano) — 2006 Laureate
Labyrinth Ensemble Hanna Weinmeister (violin) | Anahit Kurtikyan (violin) | Sebastian Eyb (viola) | Benjamin Nyffenegger (cello) | Pamela Stahel (flute) | Robert Pickup (clarinet) | Clément Noël (oboe) | Julie Palloc (harp) | Hans-Peter Achberger (percussion) | Sergi Sempere (percussion)

Anna Stéphany and the Labyrinth Ensemble take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and Azerbaijan thanks to Luciano Berio's Folk Songs, in Andalusia with the Psyche's Falla on a poem by Georges-Jean Aubry, and in the world of Jules Renard with the Natural Histories composed by Ravel.

Released in January 2018
© Alpha Classics / Outhere music

"Classical album of the week" by The Guardian, February 2018

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CD Lauréat HSBC Quatuor Van Kuijk
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Mozart

Van Kuijk Quartet — 2017 Laureate
Nicolas Van Kuijk (violin)
Sylvain Favre-Bulle (violin)
Emmanuel François (viola)
François Robin (cello)

Haydn and Mozart: we often put these two in the same bag. What better proof of this closeness than this dedication "To my dear friend Haydn"?
And yet, if one wanted to convince oneself of the difference between Haydn's quartets and Mozart's quartets, nothing would fall further than this program of the Van Kuijk Quartet.

(Extract from the booklet written by Stéphane Goldet)

Released in September 2016
© Alpha Classics / Outhere music

Choc Classica 2016
Diapason Découverte 2016

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CD Lauréats HSBC Mari Eriksmoen & Alphonse Cemin
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Grieg Wolf Strauss Grøndhal

Mari Eriksmoen (soprano) — 2009 Laureate
Alphonse Cemin (piano) — 2010 Laureate

For their first recital, Laureates Mari Eriksmoen and Alphonse Cemin have chosen a programme combining Norwegian and German songs and lieder.

Released in February 2016 
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Disque Nocturnes des Lauréats HSBC
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Nocturnes

Rupert Charlesworth (ténor) — 2011 Laureate
Edwige Herchenroder (piano) — 2013 Laureate

Since the dawn of time, night and its mysteries have inspired poets and musicians. This recital for voice and piano recalls that: it is presented as a nocturnal promenade through diverse aesthetics, troubling atmospheres and profoundly contrasting emotions.

Released in January 2015
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Lyric Record Academy Award 2016

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Natalie Dessay comments Ah Fors'e lui
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La Traviata

Conductor: Louis Langréee
Stage Direction: Jean-François Sivadier
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2011
In co-production with Wiener Staatsoper and the Opéra de Dijon
Associate producer: Théâtre de Caen

Performance recorded in July 2011 at the Archbishop's Theatre, Aix-en-Provence

Released in March 2011
Bel Air Media - Arte - Virgin Classics

Zaide
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Zaide

Conducted by Louis Langrée
Staged by Peter Sellars

Producted by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Wiener Festwochen,
Coproducted with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York) and Barbican Centre (London)

Performance recorded in July 2008

Released in May 2009 - Idéale Audience

La Walkyrie
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Die Walküre

Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Staged by Stéphane Braunschweig
Orchestra : Berliner Philharmoniker

Producted by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Coproducted with Salzburg Easter Festspiele

Performance recorded in July 2007
Directed by Don Kent

Released in November 2008 - Bel Air Classiques

l'Italienne à Alger
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L'italiana in algeri

Conducted by Riccardo Frizza
Staged by Toni Servillo

Produced Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Coproduced with Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos de Lisboa

Performance recorded in July 2006
Direction : Vincent Bataillon

Released in April 2008 - Bel Air Classiques

De la maison des morts
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From the house of the deads

Conducted by Pierre Boulez
Staged by Patrice Chéreau

Produced by Wiener Festwochen
Coproduced with the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Holland Festival, Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala Milan

Performance recorded in July 2007
Direction: Stéphane Metge

Released on 10 March 2008 - Deutsche Grammophon

Belshazzar
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Belshazzar

Musical director: René Jacobs
Stage director: Christof Nel
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Production
Coproduced with Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik and Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse

Performance recorded in July 2008

Released in 2008 - Bel Air Classiques

L'amour des Trois oranges
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The love for three oranges

Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev
Staged by Philippe Calvario

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Coproduced with the Teatro Real de Madrid

Performance recorded in July 2004
Direction: Don Kent

Released in September 2007 - Bel Air Classiques

Julie
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Julie

Conducted by Kazushi Ono
Staged by Luc Bondy
Orchestra: Théâtre de la Monnaie Chamber Orchestra

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2005
Coproduced with Théâtre de la Monnaie and Wiener Festwochen

Performance recorded in July 2005 at the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix-en-Provence
Direction: Vincent Bataillon

Released on 21st June 2007 - Bel Air Classiques

L'Enlèvement au sérail
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The abduction from the seraglio

Conducted by Mark Minkowski
Stage Direction: Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïeff
Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre • Grenoble

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Coproduced with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Léonard de Vinci/ Opéra de Rouen and Opéra de Lausanne

Performance recorded in July 2004 at the Théâtre du Grand Saint-Jean, Aix-en-Provence
Direction: Don Kent

Released on 21st June 2007 - Bel Air Classiques

Così fan tutte
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Così fan tutte

Conducted by Daniel Harding
Staged by Patrice Chéreau
Mahler Chamber Orchestra

A production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Performance recorded in July 2005

Released in June 2006 - Bel Air Classiques

Hercules
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Hercules

Conducted by William Christie
Staged by Luc Bondy
Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Coproduced with the Opéra national de Paris and Wiener Festwochen

Performance recorded in 2004 at the Opéra Garnier, Paris
Directed by Vincent Bataillon

Released in November 2005
Bel Air Classiques label – Harmonia Mundi Distribution

Don Giovanni
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Don Giovanni

Conducted by Daniel Harding
Staged by Peter Brook
Mahler Chamber Orchestra

A 1998 Aix-en-Provence Festival production
In co-production with Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa

Performance recorded in July 2002 at the Archbishop's Theatre in Aix-en-Provence
Directed by Vincent Bataillon

Released in October 2005
Bel Air Classiques label - Harmonia Mundi Distribution

Le Tour d'écrou
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The turn of the screw

Conducted by Daniel Harding
Staged by Luc Bondy
Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2001
Coproduced with Wiener Festwochen

Performance recorded in July 2001 at the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix-en-Provence
Directed by: Vincent Bataillon

Released in May 2005
Bel Air Classiques label - Harmonia Mundi Distribution

Winner of the Golden Tuning Fork award, year of DVD performances
Winner of Choc du monde de la musique de l'année award
Winner of the Charles Cros Academy Grand Prize

Le Couronnement de Poppée - L'Incoronazione di Poppea
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Poppee crowning - l'incoronazione di poppea

Conducted by Marc Minkowski
Staged by Klaus Michael Grüber
Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre • Grenoble

A 1999 Aix-en-Provence Festival production
In co-production with Wiener Festwochen

Performance recorded July 2000 at the Archbishop's Theatre, Aix-en-Provence
Directed by: Vincent Bataillon

Released in March 2005
Bel Air Classiques label - Harmonia Mundi Distribution

La Traviata
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La Traviata

Conductor: Yutaka Sado
Stage Direction: Peter Mussbach
Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2003
In co-production with Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin)

Performance recorded in July 2003 at the Archbishop's Theatre, Aix-en-Provence
Directed by: Don Kent

Released in February 2005
Bel Air Classiques label – Harmonia Mundi Distribution

Le Retour d'Ulysse dans sa patrie - Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
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The return of Ulysses to his country - il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Produced by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2000
Coproducted with the Opéra national de Bordeaux, the Opéra de Lausanne, the Opéra Comique de Paris and the Théâtre de Caen

Directed by Humphrey Burton
Released in March 2004 - Virgin

Winner of the Charles Gros Award – 10th Grand Prize (audiovisual & DVD recordings)

Falstaff
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Falstaff

Producted by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Coproducted with the Teatro Nacional São Carlos and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Directed by Chloé Perlemuter
Released in 2001 - Arthaus Musik

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Orfeo
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Orfeo

Conducted by René Jacobs
Staged by Trisha Brown
Orchestra : Concerto Vocale

Producted by Théâtre royal de la Monnaie
Coproducted by Kunsten Festival des Arts, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and the Trisha Brown Dance Company

Performance recorded in May 1998 et the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels
Réalisation : Pierre Barré

Released on 21st May 1998 - RTBF