Excellent reviews for Ex Cathedra’s tribute to Marie Fel disc

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Ex Cathedra have received some brilliant reviews for their performance on the disc ‘A French Baroque Diva’, which celebrates the work of singer Marie Fel.

Marie Fel was one of Rameau’s favourite singers and this disc explores her repertoire at the Académie Royal (the Paris Opéra) and the Concert Spirituel from 1734 to 1769. Ex Cathedra - Marie Fel Disc Image

Gramophone Magazine describe the disc as:

“a brilliantly planned and executed musically illustrated biography of Marie Fel”

“Carolyn Sampson, in superb form, is joined here by the choir of Ex Cathedra who sing with precision and clarity of articulation in a lovely bright acoustic”

Read more of the review here: Gramophone – Marie Fel Review 

 

Nigel Simone from International Record Review wrote:

“Celebrating the work of a singer described by Voltaire as an ‘adorable nightingale’ is a terrific idea for a recording, especially when it has been prepared with such care and performed so stylishly.”

Describing the disc as being “stylishly supported by Ex Cathedra” and “provided me with hours of pleasure.”

Read more here: www.hyperion-records.co.uk/service-getFullReview.asp?id=5177_D_CDA68035

 

The disc has also been reviewed by French radio station France Musique, and chose the disc as its Coup de Coeur de la semaine (favourite of the week).

You can read more here: www.francemusique.fr/actu-musicale/hommage-marie-fel-par-carolyn-sampson-coup-de-coeur-de-la-semaine-pour-emilie-munera-30757

 

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