OP0520. DAFNE IN LAURO (Fux), recorded 1990, Paris, w. René Clemencic Cond. Clemencic Consort & La Capella Vocal Ensemble; Mieke van der Sluis, Lina Akerlund, Gérard Lesne, Silvia Piccolo & Martin Klietmann. (Italy) 2-Nuova Era 6930/31, w.39pp. Libretto-Brochure in Italian. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy!
"DAFNE IN LAURO (Vienna, 1714) Johann Joseph Fux (Nuova Era 6930/31, two CDs with Italian text). Fux is best known for his GRADUS AD PARNASSUM (1725) a basic textbook from which later generations of composers (at least up to Debussy) learned how to write fugues. His solo vocal writing is expert, but what sets him apart is his skill with choruses, orchestration and counterpoint. He will probably remind you of Handel.”
Joseph McLellan, THE WASHINGTON POST, 23 June, 1991
“René Clemencic is a composer, conductor, virtuoso flautist and clavichordist, harpsichordist and organist, director and founder of a world-famous ensemble for early music (the Clemencic Consort), musicologist and writer, philosopher, as well as a collector of emblematic books and sculptures.
Ever since the late 1950s he has appeared in solo concerts as recorder virtuoso, and with his ensemble, the Clemencic Consort, playing music ranging from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Baroque and Avantgarde, travelling to concert venues all over Europe, the African countries, North and South America, Asia, and Australia. Clemencic appears in more than 100 record and CD productions, both as soloist and conductor of his own ensemble, as well as with other orchestras. Many of these recordings were awarded international prizes, such as Edison, Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d'Or, Prix Cécilia, etc. René Clemencic has been honored with many national and international awards.”