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Rebel - Violin Sonatas / Manze, Linden, Egarr
Jean-Fery Rebel, Andrew Manze, Jaap ter Linden
Rebel - Violin Sonatas / Manze, Linden, Egarr
Genre: Classical
 
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Jean-Féry Rebel had a Top 40 hit in the '80s with his ballet score Les Elemens, which began with a depiction of chaos that sounded as though Charles Ives had written it. You won't find anything that drastic in this collect...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jean-Fery Rebel, Andrew Manze, Jaap ter Linden, Richard Egarr
Title: Rebel - Violin Sonatas / Manze, Linden, Egarr
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Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
Release Date: 1/12/1999
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093046722128

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Jean-Féry Rebel had a Top 40 hit in the '80s with his ballet score Les Elemens, which began with a depiction of chaos that sounded as though Charles Ives had written it. You won't find anything that drastic in this collection, but you will find a great deal (78 minutes) of highly expressive music in the best French Baroque style. (The music is intense enough so that one really shouldn't listen to it all at once.) Rebel isn't the greatest genius France produced, but he sometimes sounds like it in these performances. Manze plays every line with affecting commitment and some very stylish embellishments. His colleagues are full-strength collaborators, enriching the texture and expressiveness of the music, and the recording makes it easy to hear everyone. For lovers of Baroque music, this disc will be a real discovery. --Leslie Gerber

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Great performances/Redundant Repertoire
eido | 09/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Andrew Manze is a wonderful violinist, and his costars-- Richard Egarr and Jaap ter Linden-- are also excellent performers. I have no complaint whatsoever as to the performance of the eight violin sonatas on this disk. If one is seeking a good recording of these works, look no further. However, if one is looking for an interesting album of early music for pure listening enjoyment, please take caution. Jean-Féry Rebel's sonatas suffer from sameness and, in end, listening to the disk one feels that one have heard it all after the third sonata. Please understand, the music is lovely, so I would not go so far as to say that the album failed, but it is disappointing if one is looking for a more varied introduction to the music of Rebel or the time period in general. I was disappointed that even with near-perfect performances, nothing really stood out on the CD."