CVS049 - CD - Organ Concertos
CVS049 - CD - Organ ConcertosCVS049 - CD - Organ Concertos

CD - Organ Concertos

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Gaétan Jarry's deft touch is followed by Chiara Skerath's heavenly voice, the organ concertos are followed by motets for solo voice. In other words, discover here a delicious and precious 'Handelian' blend of virtuosity.


Ensemble Marguerite Louise
Gaétan Jarry, conductor and organ

Chiara Skerath, soprano

HAENDEL (1685-1759)

Gems of baroque music spirit and virtuosity, Handel’s concertos for organ and orchestra were composed to serve as intermezzos during his oratorios. Played at the time by Handel himself – he was known to be an unequaled organist, these agile, tender and poetical pieces reveal a singular colour… which Gaétan Jarry will interpret on the new “grand” positive organ built by Quentin Blumenroeder for Versailles: at last an organ that can convey Handel’s music in all its beauty! Responding to the instrumental jubilation expressed by the Marguerite Louise musicians, Handel’s motets for one voice and orchestra will bring the audience the fire and freshness of his composition, in the exceptional interpretation of the soprano Chiara Skerath, a fine finale for this programme full of jubilation and grace.

Recorded from 11 to 14 June 2020 at the Royal Chapel of the Château de Versailles

Booklet in French, English and German - Duration: 71'55

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