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  Amazon.com: Sandrine Piau - Handel Opera Seria: Music: Sandrine Piau,Christophe Rousset,Les Talens Lyriques,Georg ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
French soprano Sandrine Piau is not as readily known as other Handelians, at least on this side of the pond, but she is certainly among the most gifted of interpreters as she proves on this wonderful recording of opera arias specifically written for the soprano voice.
Her voice and singing style should appeal to both camps of opera lovers: devotees of the HIP movement and those who are afraid of HIP because of the stigma of "white, bland voices" that became a trademark of the movement.
Yet Piau's disc risks being overlooked in the USA since the French soprano is not quite a household name here (in spite of some marvellous solo recitals in her discography).
www.amazon.com /Sandrine-Piau-Handel-Opera-Seria/dp/B000678KLI   (1884 words)

  BBC - Classical Review - Mozart: Opera Arias, Sandrine Piau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Piau used to sing in the Radio France children's chorus, and it was through a child's eyes she first experienced the world of opera; her first solo role was Flora in Britten's Turn of the Screw, and she's able unerringly to find the almost naïve simplicity of utterance that's needed for these early Mozart heroines.
No matter what demands Mozart throws at his heroines, Piau is equal to the task, sometimes floating her bel canto over the soft string sound of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, before springing thrillingly into action in some scintillating semiquavers, virtuoso runs and trills that demand real flexibility across the full range of the voice.
Piau's Mozart Aria disc in a magazine, got the disc the next day, and since then have been just blown away by her artistry.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/classical/reviews/mozart_piau.shtml   (851 words)

 Piau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Piau seems to be a generic term for various forms of chinese missiles - I'm not even sure that piau have to be edged.
The throwing leaf piau (lin ye piau) resembles a broad leaf with several slits -I think a Hawthorn leaf is the closest I've seen.
The Paku is a piau used by the PPSI of Indonesia.
www.sonic.net /~quine/piau.html   (2367 words)

 Récital Sandrine Piau - Haendel - Opéra Lyon
On croit tout savoir du Haendel de Piau et l'on s'attend seulement à un beau moment de musique répétant un peu mécaniquement les trésors de l'enregistrement, puisque le programme lui-même s'assume comme une reprise de ces derniers.
Piau a la qualité rare de sembler flotter sans peine ("Se pieta" est à cet égard troublant à la fois de facilité et de simplicité dans la plainte, d'ascèse sonore), mais aussi cette pugnacité, cette virulence qui dans les airs brillants clouent le spectateur à son siège, de par la tempétueuse radiance de la voix.
A la fin du concert, pour une séance de dédicace bon enfant, Sandrine Piau, avec cette robe Pompadour relookée qui dit tout d'elle, comme le miroir "froufroutant" de son art ténu, avec un sourire, s'excuse presque de souffrir encore de quelques restes d'une récente laryngite.
www.forumopera.com /concerts/piau_lyon.htm   (651 words)

 Sandrine Piau (Soprano) - Short Biography
Very quickly Sandrine Piau was noticed by Philippe Herreweghe, William Christie, Christophe Rousset, Sigiswald Kuijken, Ton Koopman, Marc Minkowski with whom she collaborates regularly.
Recently, Sandrine Piau appeared at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva in Mitridate by Mozart together with Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli, and Christophe Rousset.
During the season 1999-2000, Sandrine Piau sang in Freischütz under the direction of Myung-Whun Chung, Mitridate at the Theatre of Châtelet, Xerxès by Händel in Montpellier, and Tamerlano at the Festival of Drottningholm.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Bio/Piau-Sandrine.htm   (280 words)

 CD Reviews: Piau's Mozart Arias, Rostropovich Master Cellist, Three Tenors, Voice of Mozart, Yundi Li's Chopin, Bach ...
This ravishing disc is an auspicious beginning to French soprano Sandrine Piau’s exclusive contract with Astrée Naive.
Piau and the Freiburger Barockorchestra under their conductor and artistic director Gottfried von der Goltz perform Mozart with a light, transparent touch.
Piau’s voice is glittering, accurate, personable, warm and velvety - a blend of many of the best qualities of Nathalie Dessay’s soprano and Cecilia Bartoli’s mezzo, without their eccentricities.
www.scena.org /columns/anson/020620-PA-cd.html   (1782 words)

 classical music - andante - sandrine piau
Sandrine Piau first came the public's attention through her much praised performances of baroque repertoire, most notably of Handel.
Ms Piau's repertoire includes such roles as Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Lucia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and Titania in his Midsummer Night's Dream, Amor/Drusilla in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Aennchen in Weber's Der Freischütz and Servilia in both Mozart's and Gluck's La clemenza di Tito.
Her recently released recital disc of Mozart arias, accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester, met with an extremely enthusiastic response from the critics and has been followed with the release this year of an album of Debussy mélodies accompanied by Jos van Immerseel.
www.andante.com /article/article.cfm?id=23279   (357 words)

 Office de tourisme de Piau Engaly - Ski & relaxation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Piau is the highest resort in the french Pyrénées.
In the ski area, 2 mountainsides to vive you variety of pleasure : the slopes of the Pic de Piau in front of the resort, and the small valley of the Badet to ski in a natural environnement.
Thanks to the legendary slopes of "l'Envers du Piau" and the new and famous "Derby des Pyrénées", our resort is the real freeride worl in the Pyrénées, where you can practice with professionals in complete safety.
www.piau-engaly.com /index.jsp?c=42716&exp=42716   (202 words)

 DEBUSSY Melodies Piau NAIVE V4932 [AO]: Classical CD Reviews- July 2004 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Piau holds the last note with grace, fading into the air....
The bass recalls the sonority of a bassoon, with dry, rounded, well-articulated sounds: the tenor is "speaking" bright and open, the treble limpid and crystalline." And so does Piau use her voice, like an ethereal instrument, clear and pure.
Piau’s voice may not have the elegant sensuality of Véronique Gens, but Piau's careful phrasing and deft articulation of the musical line throw the structure of the songs into focus, allowing us to appreciate their beauty in pure form.
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2004/July04/Debussy_Piau.htm   (984 words)

 Piau-Engaly, the Pyrenees (France)
Piau is difficult to reach from the Spanish side, though from top runs at 2,400 metres, 300 metres below the Pic du Midi, the imposing mountain scenery is largely within a Spanish national park.
Runs mostly above the treeline are not long or overly demanding, but all types of skiing and boarding are on offer, even night skiing when conditions permit.
Piau Engaly Tourist Office tel: 33 + (0) 562 39 61 69, www.piau-engaly.com.
www.viamichelin.com /viamichelin/gbr/tpl/mag4/art20060115/htm/ski-piau-engaly.htm   (575 words)

 The Piau fish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Whenever piranas are found, you should never use worms or sausage as baits (despite their good results) in spots nourished with corn because they will attract undesirable fish and spoil your day.
It was great fun to fish piaus near then Tucunaré Lodge (Rancho Tucunaré) because it was an excellent option for the family, specially when the peacock bass did not want to bite.
There are a lot of species of piau across the country and, consequently, receiving different scientific names.
www.fishingworld.com.br /pbb/adven/piau.htm   (211 words)

 Alpenreus - Informatie over wintersportgebied
Piau Engaly (1420-2500 m) is het hoogst gelegen Franse skigebied in de Pyreneen.
Het dorpje zelf is gelegen op 1850 meter aan de voet van de pistes.
In verband met de hoge ligging van dit gebied kan er van december tot mei geskied worden.
www.alpenreus.nl /area.asp?area=242   (163 words)

 Piau Discography and Songs at CD Universe
Abo / Bach / Koopman / Larsson / Piau / Zomer
Abo / Bach / Koopman / Mertens / Piau / Zomer
Bach / Bartosz / Koopman / Piau / Rubens / Zomer
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Piau/a/Piau.htm   (523 words)

May 2003 Philippe Gelinaud (PG) met Sandrine Piau (SP) at the Maison de Radio-France – the building of the French national radio broadcasters - where she was taking a break from rehearsing Mozart’s Zaide with Ton Koopman.
Mrs Piau plays with the words as in French the words « voix » (voice) and « voie » (way) are pronounced the same way.
Sandrine Piau used the term « vocalité » to which there is no equivalent in English but the Italian one.
gfhandel.org /interviews/piau.htm   (2855 words)

 Piau-Engaly Off Piste (Hors Piste) Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This means that the resort will indicate when there is high avalanche risk, in the case of Piau by closing the access gates.
I'm not sure if Piau have a local byelaw (arête municipal) banning off-piste as is the case at la Mongie.
From the Piau chair it is possible to climb the ridge to the Pic du Piau.
www.pistehors.com /resorts/pyrenees/piau-engaly.htm   (705 words)

 Rental Piau Engaly - Haute Pyrénées - MONTAGNE.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Piau Engaly :resort situated in FR.65 (Haute Pyrénées).
At an altitude of 1,850 m, Piau is the highest resort in the French Pyrenees.
Piau Engaly is a 'petit Montagnard label' resort.
www.montagne.com /rental_mountain/piau_engaly_FR.65.html   (219 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: Haendel: Opera Seria, CD
In this instance, Piau is taking on the opera arias of ye big, bald, and perpetually peruked master of musicke, George Frideric Handel.
These days, Piau isn't much better off herself, as her entry will have to compete in a market already graced by such talents as Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Sarah Connolly, Renée Fleming, and Emma Kirkby.
In slower music, it becomes apparent that Piau comes up a bit short in terms of expressiveness, and she has the tendency to be a little loud in passages where a lighter touch would have been more appropriate.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?z=y&EAN=822186088944&itm=26   (497 words)

 Sandrine Piau - Händel Opera Seria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Die Stimme von Sandrine Piau ist strahlend und perlend und makellos die Stimmführung.
Nun bin ich ja kein Klassik-Experte, ich kann nicht sagen, ob Frau Piaus Höhen perfekt sind, ihr Timbre so wie es sein muss oder ob das Orchester erste Klasse ist oder nur mäßig.
Piaus Koloraturgelaeufigkeit ist phaenomenal, ihre Hoehe sehr sicher und strahlend und auch ihr tiefes Register spricht besser an als bei vielen Soprankolleginnen.
www.angebote.axel-kimmel.de /I.cgi?mode=classical_de&search_type=ArtistSearch&input_string=Atsushi+Sakai&locale=de   (660 words)

 Classics Today.com - Your Online Guide to Classical Music
The runs sparkle, the leaps land with pinpoint accuracy on every note, and the phrasing is executed with fiery dynamic impact, clear enunciation, and a forward drive that pulls us dancing along to a satisfying conclusion that we can only presume the composer would have relished.
If you've heard Fleming's very solid, tonally full-bodied rendition of this "Scoglio d'immota fronte" (slower than Piau by nearly a half-minute), you're certainly impressed by her command of the music and its dramatic aspects, but next to Piau, her perfectly respectable performance is earthbound, abetted by a weighty orchestral accompaniment.
For Piau, Christope Rousset's Les Talens Lyriques is a spry, nimble, and very responsive orchestra that bends and breathes and bobs and weaves according to the soloist's every expressive utterance.
www.classicstoday.com /review.asp?ReviewNum=8553   (366 words)

 SANDRINE PIAU, biography, discography
Sandrine Piau a acquis une grande notoriété dans le domaine de la musique baroque.
Ces dernières années Sandrine Piau a confirmé sa place d'exception parmi la nouvelle génération de chanteurs français.
Sandrine Piau a signé un contrat d'exclusivité avec la maison de disque Naïve.
www.goldbergweb.com /en/interpreters/vocals/8578.php   (130 words)

 Récital Sandrine Piau - Paris - Théâtre des Champs-Élysées - 19/11/2004
Sandrine Piau a offert en récital la quasi-totalité de son récent enregistrement d'airs de Haendel.
Sandrine Piau chante alors enfin avec toute son âme mais aussi tout son corps.
Un peu pâles comme Sandrine Piau en première partie, Christophe Rousset et ses Talens Lyriques brûlent à l'unisson de ce dernier bis.
www.chanteur.net /spectacles/20041119-TCE-Piau.htm   (399 words)

 Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Wrecsam - Gofal piau hi y gaeaf hwn
Mae Gofal Piau hi y Gaeaf Hwn (KWTW) yn ymgyrch cenedlaethol sy’n ei chweched blwyddyn.
Mae Gofal Piau Hi y Gaeaf Hwn yn fodel ardderchog i Her Iechyd Cymru gan ei fod yn cynnwys yr holl her yma i’r sefydliadau sy’n cymryd rhan ac i unigolion.
Mae’r Cydlynydd Gofal Piau Hi y Gaeaf Hwn Lleol, Prif Ymarferydd Iechyd Carol Martin yn awyddus i glywed gan drefnwyr sy’n gweithio gyda phobl hŷn yn Wrecsam i archwilio ffyrdd newydd o sicrhau fod y neges yn cyrraedd y sawl mewn angen.
www.wales.nhs.uk /sites3/w-page.cfm?orgid=270&pid=11106   (930 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Mozart: Une soirée chez les Jacquin /Piau · Gabail · Caton · Lehtipuu · Thomé · Ensemble 415 · ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
with Sandrine Piau, Valérie Gabail, Frédéric Caton, Gilles Thomé, Philippe Castejon, Lorenzo Coppola
with Sandrine Piau, Valérie Gabail, Frédéric Caton, Lorenzo Coppola, Daniele Latini, Gilles Thomé
with Sandrine Piau, Valérie Gabail, Frédéric Caton, Gilles Thomé, Elif Aksoy, Lorenzo Coppola
www.amazon.co.uk /Mozart-Jacquin-Lehtipuu-Ensemble-Banchini/dp/B00003E4B0   (396 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Cantatas For Solo Countertenor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In Si Duro Martire Che Piu Penare - Sandrine Piau
Recit: Vieni, Leandro, A Consolar - Sandrine Piau
Recit: Mentre Sul Carro Aurato - Sandrine Piau
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000090WCA   (859 words)

 Ski Resort Piau Engaly in France
You can look for the cheapest flights to get you to Piau Engaly, see the prices across a whole month, or look for a cheap weekend flight to an airport convenient for Piau Engaly.
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If you represent a business located in Piau Engaly then you can add your business on our map of Piau Engaly, or if you are not physically located in Piau Engaly but can still offer a valuable service for Piau Engaly then contact us.
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 Sandrine Piau - IMGArtists.com
This is without a doubt the finest recital of Handel arias I have heard.” – David Vickers, Gramophone.
A renowned figure in the world of baroque music, French soprano Sandrine Piau performs regularly with such celebrated conductors as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Leonhardt, Sigiswald Kuijken, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Paul McCreesh, Tom Koopman, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, Fabio Biondi, Michel Corbozn Josep Pons and Louis Langrée.
Ms Piau embraces both the lyric and Baroque repertoire, and performs roles such as Pamina from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Titania from Britten's A Midsummer, Handel’s Cleopatra, Gulio Cesare as well as for Servilia from Gluck’s Clemenza di Tito.
www.imgartists.com /?page=artist&id=350   (174 words)

 Handel - Opera Arias / Piau · Les Talens Lyriques · Rousset — Compare Product Prices & Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The only flaw is Piau looks like Maxine Carr.
Piau's singing is pure, assured and totally sincere, she carreses every note.
She is a virtuoso and worthy of being a prima donna of the sort which an exasperated Mr Haendel dangled out of a window by her ankles.
www.onlinereviewers.co.uk /store/asinsearch_B000678KLI   (296 words)

 Sandrine Piau: Full Biography - IMGArtists.com
Ms Piau embraces both the lyric and baroque repertoire, and performs roles such as Pamina from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Titania from Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Servilia from Gluck's La Clemenza di Tito.
In recent years she has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Covent Garden Festival and Montreux Festival, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Communale in Florence, Teatro Communale di Bologna, and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris.
Her disc of Mozart Arias, accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester met an extremely enthusiastic critical response and was awarded the Prix Charles Cros.
www.imgartists.com /?page=artist&id=350&c=2   (427 words)

 Biographie - Sandrine Piau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
En décembre 2002, Sandrine Piau est invitée à chanter son début récital au Lincoln Centre, New York et elle fera en décembre 2003 un récital parisien au Théâtre Bouffes du Nord.
Ensuite Sandrine Piau participera à l'enregistrement de l'intègrale des cantates de Bach par T. Koopman ainsi que des Mélodies de Debussy avec Jos van Immerseel.
Parmi ses nombreux projets pour 2001-2002 on a pu entendre Ms Piau en chantant Doralice / IL TRIONFO DELL'ONORE de Scarlatti au TEATRO MASSIMO à PALERME, le rôle titre d'ARIANNA de Haendel à HALLE, Hero / BEATRICE ET BENEDICT de Berlioz au TEATRO COMMUNALE à BOLOGNE ainsi qu'Asteria / TAMERLANO de Haendel à DROTTNINGHOLM.
www.ensemble-orchestral-paris.com /biographie/sPiau.html   (199 words)

 Tzi Piau Cheong
Piau graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea, Civil Engineering Department in 2002.
Piau is partially funded by Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and by the collaboration company -- Tokyo Gas.
During 2002 summer holiday, Piau had undergone a two months summer placement job with
www2.eng.cam.ac.uk /~tpc26/cheong.html   (556 words)

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