Gérard Lesne

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    Purcell: O Solitude

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    Sweetness of nature (countertenors I & II) from Love's goddess sure: Birthday ode for Queen Mary, 1692Gérard Lesne
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    Stabat Mater pour soprano, contralto, corders et basse continue: Stabat Mater dolorosaGérard Lesne
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    Splende l'alba in oriente, HWV 166Gérard Lesne
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    Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 5 No. 4, HWV 399: I. AllegroGérard Lesne
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    Stabat Mater for 2 Voices and Strings in F Minor, P. 77: No. 1, Duet "Stabat Mater dolorosa" (Grave)Gérard Lesne

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        Gerard Lesne has led a unique career: largely self-taught, he began as a jazz and rock singer who not only converted to more serious music, but became identified as one of the leading countertenors in the early music genre. He has sung with several early music ensembles, including the Clemencic Consort and with the group he founded, Il Seminario Musicale. The sound quality of Lesne's voice has been described as the male counterpart to the female contralto. His admirers will defi... Read more

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