Happily, for us who could not attend the concert, Arte concocted 1 hour of excerpts and broadcast it last week.
|Christopher Purves (L) and Anne Sofie von Otter & Philippe Jarousky (R)|
I will not comment on the concert that I didn't attend but I thought I could share a couple of excerpts that are good illustration of utmost importance of the interpretative skills in making the beautiful voices reaching the spectators' hearts.
Christopher Purves sings The Cold Song from Purcell's King Arthur
The third one is a Gala thing -- you will know to appreciate it for what it is:
Philippe Jarousky and Pascal Bertin sing Sound the trumpet by Henry Purcell