Accentus, The Best 20
Accentus Best 20 Fauré Requiem: In Paradisum Barber Agnus Dei (Adagio for strings op.11) Buxtehude Cantata BUXWV15: Hallelujah Poulenc Mass in G min: Sanctus, Figure Humaine: Patience Schumann Heidenröslein op.67 R. Strauss Traumlicht op.123 no.2 Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45: Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen with Brigitte Engerer, Boris Berezovsky pianos, Verlorene Jugend op.104 no.4 Sibelius Sortunut ääni op.18 no.1 Mendelssohn Christus op.97: Ihr Töchter Zions Dusapin Dona Eis: Umbræ Ravel Ronsard à son âme Schoenberg Drei Volksliedsätze: Es gingen zwei Gespielen gut Dvorák Stabat Mater: Eja, Mater, fons amoris Schubert Geist der Liebe D747 Haydn Die sieben letzten worte: Es ist vollbracht Rachmaninov Liturgy of st john chrysostom, op.31: Bless the Lord, O my Soul, Psalm 102 ) Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni: L’inverno Handel Messiah: Hallelujah Accentus with AAM-Berlin, Concerto Köln, Ens Ars Nova, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Latvian Radio Choir & Ens Orchestral de Paris, Laurence Equilbey
Accentus, Laurence Equilbey, and Naïve: a story that goes back a long way, a story of fidelity and diversity. Fidelity in our artistic companionship, since Accentus was one of the first ensembles to join Naïve when the label was created in 1999. Diversity, because our shared artistic trajectory has been shaped by a wide variety of repertoires and projects. First of all there was Pascal Dusapin’s Requiem[s], an ongoing success that has reached far beyond the contemporary sphere; then a magnificent programme of a cappella Poulenc; then the bombshell of 'Transcriptions', which is both the group’s and the label’s bestseller to date. After an excursion into Schoenberg with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the year 2003 was marked by Brahms’s German Requiem in its version with piano. In 2005 came the first recording with orchestra under the direction of Laurence Equilbey (Haydn’s Seven Last Words). Since then, our projects have embraced music of the 20th and 21st centuries, key repertoire works (Fauré Requiem), rarely recorded monuments like Richard Strauss’s masterpieces for a cappella choir, a DVD of the 'Transcriptions', a concert of Christmas music for CD and television in 2009, Rachmaninov, Dvorák, Mendelssohn… Happy Birthday to all the artists who participated in the adventure of the first 20 years and here's to the next 20.