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Encyclopedia > Michel Corboz

Michel Corboz (born February 14, 1934) is a Swiss conductor. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Corboz was borin in Marsens, Switzerland and educated in his native canton of Fribourg. He founded the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, with which he has recorded and toured extensively. He also has an association with the Gulbenkien Chorus of Lisbon, Portugal and teaches at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. Marsens is a municipality in the district of Gruyère, in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. ... The Canton of Fribourg is a canton of Switzerland. ... Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura hills to its north. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisbon  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ...


He has become known for his recordings of Baroque and Renaissance music, particularly Monteverdi. Portrait of Claudio Monteverdi in Venice, 1640, by Bernardo Strozzi. ...


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Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Michel Corboz (1164 words)
Both his B Minor recordings use modern instruments, and yet in a sense his performances are informed by historical practices (small forces, controlled use of vibrato, use of mezza di voce, rather brisk tempos,...).
The Corboz rendition of the BWV 232 is a late Nineties recording and I cannot tell if it's on period-instruments or not.
The original Corboz recording from the early '70s is a favorite.
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