Le Poème Harmonique - Sebastián Durón: Coronis - Gramophone

If you fancy something off the operatic beaten track, take a wander back into the Spanish Golden Age. The music is often boisterous in style and Le Poème Harmonique’s new recording features baroque guitar, harp and castanets to provide an unmistakable Spanish flavour under the direction of Vincent Dumestre. The Jácara that follows the Passacalle opening to ‘Day 2’ is especially infectious. Almost all the cast performed Coronis at the Theâtre de Caen in 2019, so it’s no surprise that they all sound at home in their roles in this 2021 recording. Press photos indicate that Coronis is just as much fun to watch as it is to hear.

01 May 2022