On his new double SACD Léon Berben takes us to France and presents us the complete hymns by Jehan Titelouze (1563 - 1633), published in 1623.
The historic organ in Juvigny's Notre-Dame church was built in 1663 by Jean de Villers and Jacques Carouge. It is one of the best preserved early baroque instruments in France and a perfect instrument for this repertoire. Berben's judicious and colourful registrations and his much-praised ornamental artistry are the result of extensive source studies and let this music, often described as "austere", emerge in new splendour.
Res Musica :
Léon Berben signs here one of his most beautiful albums.
Music Web International :
Berben’s impressive registration choices bring much variety and colour to these marvellous scores and, I have to say, work consistently throughout.