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Traditional - Composers

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Composer: Traditional

Semplice: From Beautiful Beginnings... - Victoria Soames Samek: clarinet, Tim Watts: piano

Semplice: From Beautiful Beginnings... - Victoria Soames Samek: clarinet, Tim Watts: piano
ID: CC0053
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano and Clarinet

15.00 eur Buy

Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos

Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos
ID: CC2005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

Recorded between 1925 and 1947

The CD booklet contains an essay (in English, French and German) about Goossens and his art by Melvin Harris which has recieved much praise - "Melvin Harris' excellently supportive booklet note" (Classical Music Web); "Melvin Harris, author of the excellent insert note" (Gramophone). There are photographs from Goossens' early and middle life, including some not seen before.


Of Léon Goossens it was once said: "There is perhaps only one other musician who can so etherialise his instrument. One thinks of Casals and his cello."

But it was not always so. In his early days Léon Goossens was dissatisfied with the models he was expected to emulate. His first teacher was Charles Reynolds, the renowned lead oboist of the Hallé Orchestra. Great though he was at teaching breath control and practice passages, his tone and phrasing held no magic for his young pupil. Etherealisation was absent from a tone that was broad, without vibrato and, as Léon put it, "bullish". Indeed, to mute his instrument, Reynolds used to hang a robust pocket handkerchief over his music stand and project into it!

Later studies at London's Royal College of Music brought no real inspiration, for the oboe professor there was William Malsch, a kindly man, but an unlovely player. He was dropped from the Queen's Hall Orchestra since his tone set Sir Henry Wood's teeth on edge. An American critic agreed, when he wrote "His tone bites like sulphuric acid".

The great breakthrough came when Léon heard the Belgian oboist Henri De Busscher play at the Queen's Hall. De Busscher's playing was delicate and expressive, with a marvellous singing quality about it. His long, sensitive phrases were a marvel. His cameo-like tone was endowed with a warm vibrato. This was the inspiration that Léon had yearned for. Night after night he listened out for De Busscher's solos, then went back to his room to emulate and aim for the same subtle and singing control over his oboe. He was an eager and gifted pupil, so much so that when De Busscher left for New York, Henry Wood chose the 16-year-old Goossens to take his place. copyright Melvin Harris, 2002
16.00 eur Buy

Ready Steady Blow! - Music for beginner oboists

Ready Steady Blow! - Music for beginner oboists
ID: CC2010
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Oboe

This CD is recorded by the Graduate Students of Trinity College of Music in London, who took their post-Graduate Diploma in performing in June 2004

In the CD booklet the oboists talk about how they got started on the oboe. It has 16 pages in full colour (English only), with more photos and information, and how to obtain the music.

The main purpose of this CD is to show that there is a wealth of good music, in many styles, available to the oboe beginner. These pieces are within the general Grade 3 level, and some of them can be played after just a few lessons, so that learning the oboe can be a musical experience right from the beginning. The tracks are marked 0 to 3, to indicate their general technical level, where 0 indicates a pre-Grade 1 piece.
There are two exceptions to the Grade 3 limit - Mozart's La ci Darem (Grade 4), because it points the way to a new world of musical expression, and Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter, because, as one teacher put it, it is by far the nicest way to learn the bottom two notes on the oboe.
The selection was made in consultation with a number of teachers. I asked them which pieces their pupils responded to with enthusiasm. I soon noticed the same pieces being mentioned time and again. Some pieces were liked by some teachers and not by others, and I added in my own preferences, and take full responsibility for the final choice.
It was also necessary to stick to a smallish number of books or tutors, so that the pupil is not faced with a large music bill. Where only one piece has been included from a particular collection, it always means that there are other equally good pieces in that book. Exclusion of a book of pieces does not mean it is not good. Attention was also paid to the various exam syllabuses for Grades 1 to 3; some of these pieces appear there, some do not.
16.00 eur Buy

PLUM PUDDING - Felicity Lott, Gabriel Woolf, Joyful Company of Singers & Peter Broadbent

PLUM PUDDING - Felicity Lott, Gabriel Woolf, Joyful Company of Singers & Peter Broadbent
ID: CHRCD013
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

Dame Felicity Lott and the Joyful Company of Singers serve up rich Christmas fayre with 'Plum Pudding', well-spiced with favourite carols and readings by actor Gabriel Woolf.

PLUM PUDDING
‘A rich boiled suet pudding with raisins, currants, spices, etc.' (OED).

You'll find no ‘boiled suet' in our offering, but rich and well-spiced fare abounds - and unlike its namesake our pudding is bursting with plums! First, though, a warming drink as we Wassail with the merry folk of medieval Yorkshire: ‘…all over the town… in the wassail bowl we'll drink unto thee'. Vaughan Williams, renewing his quest for traditional airs after the horrors of war service, made his exultant arrangement in 1919. Almost a century earlier, in his beloved Northamptonshire village, John Clare was immortalising country life through the seasons; in December, when ‘GladChristmas comes…' he vividly evokes the simple pleasures of that ‘day of happy sound and mirth'. Close contemporaries, Victoria (1548-1611) and Byrd (c. 1543-1623) both began their musical life as choristers, at Avila Cathedral in Spain and at London's Chapel Royal respectively. The former's magnificent motet O magnum mysterium, its arching phrases intertwining like a great cathedral's vaulting, was written in Rome in 1572. Byrd's equally intricate but more worldly This Day Christ Was Born - subtitled ‘A Carroll for Christmas Day' - appeared in his last published songbook in 1611. Moving back to medieval times, to the Wakefield Mystery Plays, we hear God - portrayed by a worthy merchant in his guild's ‘pageant' - reflecting on his treatment of Adam, and summoning Gabriel to tell Mary that she will bear his Son.

Only the ‘Pageant of Shearmen and Tailors' survives from Coventry's contemporary play-cycle, and it is this which furnishes the text of the “Coventry Carol”, Lully, lullay - sung here in Kenneth Leighton's glorious 1956 setting for ethereally serene soprano and choir. By way of contrast Rhian Samuel (b. 1944 and, like Leighton, a distinguished teacher as well as composer) brings Jolly Wat the Shepherd to vivid life in her strikingly harmonised ballad.

After such exuberance, it is time for calmer contemplation. The 15th-century poem I sing of a Maiden, with its gentle portrayal of the sleeping Maid, and haunting refrain ‘He cam also style … as dewe in Aprylle …' is perfectly complemented by the lovely Mariä Wiegenlied; in Peter Broadbent's arrangement of Reger's 1912 ‘slumber-song' a pair of sopranos duet ecstatically above a soft choral accompaniment. Felicity Lott returns to tell the story of The Three Kings ‘from Persian Lands afar'; Elgar's organist friend Ivor Atkins (1869-1953) wrote the familiar arrangement of this Weihnachtslied (Christmas song) originally written in 1856 by Liszt's pupil Peter Cornelius. A darker view of The Journey of the Magi informs T.S. Elliot's 1927 poem, in which one of those kings, years afterwards, recalls the bitter cold and hardship of their journey and, for all its ‘satisfactory' end, reflects equivocally on the changes wrought by that Birth.

There is bleakness, too, rather than the rustic revelry which Laurie “Cider with Rosie” Lee's name might lead one to expect, in his 1954 poem Twelfth Night, adroitly set to music by the American composer Samuel Barber in 1968. This austere meditation on the earth's ‘utter death', more animated at ‘his birth our Saviour', returns at the close to a restatement - albeit more hushed - of its opening line: ‘No night could be darker than this night'. Lee's memories of Christmas in Seville, on the other hand - he had a lifelong love affair with Spain - bring welcome respite. The children who sang him carols, ‘their faces set in a kind of soft unconscious rapture', moved him deeply - understandably so, if they even approached the purity of tone and radiant sense of innocence which the Joyful Company of Singers conjure up in Guerrero's heart-easing Virgen Sancta, written in 1589. How those same children might have revelled in Andrew Carter's arrangement of the Spanish Esta Noche (‘This Night'), with its guitar effects and infectious high spirits.

How many poets have made such music from words alone as Dylan Thomas? He wrote (and read) his original Memories of Christmas for BBC Radio in 1945. Two years later, for the magazine Picture Post, he added a postscript to it, the Conversation About Christmas; Gabriel Woolf's reading captures all the sly wit embodied in its dazzling wordplay. One of the best-loved English carols, The Holly and the Ivy, introduces the topic of traditional Christmas Decorations, a theme taken up by the journalist, novelist and Punch contributor E.V. Lucas (1868-1938). A sequence of letters between a rector and his parishioners - aptly interspersed between lines from the rousing old Welsh song Deck the Hall - reveals how the best-laid plans can go increasingly awry. No festive celebration of this kind would be complete without The Twelve Days of Christmas - and we are treated to two variations on the theme: John Julius Norwich's hilarious warning against taking the old song's message too literally is aptly counterpointed by Andrew Carter's roistering choral arrangement. Another swift change of mood ensues. In Christmas Truce Captain R.J. Armes, writing home from the muddy hell of the First World War's trenches, touchingly describes an utterly unexpected experience. Then, across the desolate no man's land, steal the strains of the Stille Nacht. On Christmas Eve in 1818, in the Austrian village of Oberndorf, disaster struck when the church organ broke down. The organist, Franz Xaver Gruber, gratefully accepted some verses written two years earlier by the parish priest, Josef Mohr, and hastily set them to music; the choir sang the piece that night, to the accompaniment of a guitar - and the rest, as they say, is history. In another remembrance of Christmases past, Leonard Clark tells how he had almost forgotten the Singing in the Streets, before Gruber's immortal melody returns, this time in English. Joyful indeed are Felicity Lott and the Company of Singers as Silent Night, in Peter Broadbent's richly-harmonised arrangement, brings our festive feast to a contented close.
13.00 eur Buy

Christmas With Ramon Vargas - Concilium Musicum Wien - Angerer

Christmas With Ramon Vargas - Concilium Musicum Wien - Angerer
ID: CLAVES509612
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Christmas Music

Adam: O Holy Night
Bizet: Agnus Dei
Franck, C: Panis Angelicus
Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's city
Gounod: Ave Maria
Gruber, F: Stille Nacht
Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse) / Tochter Zion, freue dich
Jimenez: Por el valle de rosas
Muller, J M: Gegrüsst seist Du Himmelskind
Niedermeyer: Pietà, Signore
Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël (Christmas Oratorio), Op. 12: Domine ego credidi
trad.: La messe de minuit
Wade: O come, all ye faithful
Yon: Gesu bambino
16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

A Russian Mosaic - Chamber Orchestra Kremlin - Rachlevsky

A Russian Mosaic - Chamber Orchestra Kremlin - Rachlevsky
ID: CLAVES509909
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Orchestral Works
Subcollection: Chamber Orchestra

16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Spiel Orgel Spiel - Hannes Meyer, organ

Spiel Orgel Spiel - Hannes Meyer, organ
ID: CLF8102-9
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Organ Collection
Subcollection: Organ

Hannes Meyer - Orgeln Hilterfingen und Bärentswil (Schwitzerland)
16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

ZUM - INFERNO - Gypsy Tango Pasion

ZUM - INFERNO - Gypsy Tango Pasion
ID: CMG014
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music
Subcollection: Gypsy Music

Adam Summerhayes (violin): An established international soloist and chamber musician, who has given concerto and chamber music performances throughout western Europe and as far afield as Poland, Prague and St. Petersburg, as well as in many of the major London venues. Adam has had the opportunity to work and perform with genuine Gypsy bands in both the Czech Republic and Poland, which has given him a unique insight into this type of music. Adam is one of the principle composers, along with David, of Zum, either composing original works, or rearranging, often beyond recognition, of traditional works. Adam is also leader of the ten-piece chamber orchestra London Concertante, who recently celebrated their 10th anniversary.

Chris Grist (cello): The musical director of Zum and its founder. Chris studied both classical cello and jazz saxophone (the latter with ex-Jazz Messengers saxophonist, Jean Toussaint). A varied career performing throughout the UK and Europe as orchestral musician, chamber musician and recitalist. In London, Chris has performed concertos and recitals at the Barbican Centre, South Bank, St. James' Piccadilly, St. Martin-in-the-Fields as well as at Music Clubs and Festivals throughout the UK. As a soloist, he has performed in France, Spain, Germany, USA and Chile.

Jonny Gee (bass): A widely acclaimed expert on dance music, from baroque contradanza to contemporary salsa, taking in tango, gypsy, jazz, jive and folk. Jonny performs with an eclectic selection of outfits including Argentinian ensemble La Mariposa Tango, gypsy swing with The Kings Cross Hot Club, salsa with Colombian master timbalero Roberto Pla, and baroque music with groups such as The Sixteen and The Restoration Ensemble of St.Martin-in-the-Fields. He also leads his own innovative jazz band, Ping Machine.

David Gordon (piano): David has degrees in mathematics and logic, but still has the creativity to perform and compose music. Jazz piano has taken him from Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London to the Red Sea Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Jazzhouse. He plays at international jazz festivals and on four critically acclaimed CDs with the Theo Travis Band. He tours, and has made recordings, with a trio of his own as well as with the Christian Garrick quartet. Recently in a duo with jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth. As harpsichordist, he has toured Australia, South America and Europe as recitalist and orchestral continuo player. He plays with baroque violinist superstar Andrew Manze and was the musical director on a recording project of 17th century English dances with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and he will be touring with the Academy of Ancient Music. As a composer he has had a number of works broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He still finds time to tour with his innovative cross-over band Respectable Groove (touring Switzerland in 2003).

Eddie Hession (accordion): Rated as one of Europe's master accordionists. Eddie has played on films that include Lord of the Rings, Chocolat, Mickey Blue Eyes, Evita, Shrek, Chicken Run, Gosford Park, Shipping News and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (where he even makes a screen appearance). He has also worked with an endless list of stars from the Three Tenors to Westlife, including The Corrs, Chris Rea, Ronan Keating, George Martin, Ute Lemper, Andrea Bocelli, Bill Wyman, Lesley Garret and Russell Watson! As well as performing with all of the country's leading orchestras (including the LSO, LPO, RPO, Philharmonia, CBSO, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, ENO).
12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Traditional Christmas Carol Collection

Traditional Christmas Carol Collection
ID: COR16043
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

"Simple, sincere, and thoroughly engaging" - AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE The definitive album of household favorite carols, beautifully and expertly sung. The Sixteen is one of the jewels in the musical crown of Britain, and enjoys a worldwide reputation. Founded in 1977 by director Harry Christophers, its eighty CDs have received nearly every major prize of the recording industry, including the prestigious Gramophone Award for Early Music. The Sixteen's special reputation for early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, and a diversity of twentieth century music is founded on a naturalness of performance, a revealing clarity and beauty of sound, precision, and a dramatic intensity of delivery. A collection of well-loved traditional Christmas carols, perfect for creating a warm seasonal atmosphere and to sing along with.
13.00 eur Buy

The Christmas Collection - Three of The Sixteen’s much-loved Christmas

The Christmas Collection - Three of The Sixteen’s much-loved Christmas
ID: COR16054
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

The perfect gift for Christmas - three of The Sixteen’s most celebrated festive CDs in a Boxset. From medieval carols with fiddles, harps and drums to the traditional carols we know and love, this collection includes favourite twentieth century English carols.
27.00 eur Buy

 
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