Nuits blanches

nuitsblanches_sNuits blanches is the title of a new CD from Karina Gauvin and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.  It’s largely a subset of the material they performed at Koerner Hall in November and I don’t see much point in repeating my thoughts which are indeed confirmed by the CD.  There’s less music on the CD (about 55 minutes) so no Berezovsky sonata or Paisiello divertimento.  It’s a collection of mostly arias with the odd instrumental piece by Bortniansky, Dall’Oglio, Berezovsky, Fomine and Gluck.

The performances are as good as at Koerner and the disk, which was recorded at the Église Saint-Augustin in Mirabel in October 2019 is nicely balanced and clear.  There is very complete documentation in the accompanying booklet, albeit in cruelly small print.