ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892-1955): Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher.
Catalogue Number: 09P052
Label: Hännsler Classic
Reference: CD 98.636
Description: If you don't know this 1935 work and its striking juxtapositions of styles (in the shape of a medieval mystery play, we have spoken theatre, melodrama, arioso writing, Gregorian chant echoes, jazz rhythms, courtly elegance and choral frenzy) which produce a significant dramatic impact, this new recording will certainly more than fill the bill. We offered a version in German (!) back in 2004 (without texts), so this one, even though there is no English translation, at least is in the proper language. 2 CDs. French texts. Sylvie Rohrer (speaker), Karen Wierzba, Letizia Scherrer (sopranos), Jean-Noël Briend (tenor), François Le Roux (bass), Knabenchor collegium iuvenum Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra; Helmuth Rilling.