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Belini - I puritani (complete opera)

Belini - I puritani (complete opera)
ID: OPD7043
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Sesto Bruscantini, Bonaldo Giaiotti, et al.: vocal soloists / RAI Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Rome / Riccardo Muti: conductor

Opera d’Oro’s Grand Tier series presents the best-selling Opera d’Oro titles with deluxe new packaging at mid-price! This series has been an unqualified success in the budget category. Now, in response to popular demand, the best titles are being reissued with complete librettos in the original languages and fresh new English translations, stimulating essays on the operas by eminent writers on music, and striking artwork commissioned from Rafal Olbinski. This is one of the finest recordings of Bellini’s last, and in some ways greatest, opera. Luciano Pavarotti seldom sang the role of Arturo, and this is one of his rare appearances on disc in this role. Most of the traditional cuts are restored in this recording. Mirella Freni is in her best form, and emotionally communicative. Riccardo Muti is one of the finest conductors of Italian opera in recent times. The premiere of I puritani in Paris in 1835 gave Bellini the greatest triumph of his career. The audience cheered to the extent that the composer later wrote “The French had all gone mad.” Live broadcast, Rome, July 8,1969.

Ilustration © Rafal Olbinski
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R. Strauss - Die ägyptische Helena (complete opera)

R. Strauss - Die ägyptische Helena (complete opera)
ID: OPD7042
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Leonie Rysanek, Bernd Aldenhoff, Annelies Kupper, Hermann Uhde, Ira Malaniuk, et al.: vocal soloists / Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Joseph Keilberth: conductor

Leonie Rysanek was one of the greatest Wagner-and-Strauss sopranos of recent times and many of her recordings are considered definitive. Certainly that description applies to this legendary performance, which most critics agree has never been surpassed. This is the only available recording of Strauss’s 1933 revised version of the opera, which has some significant changes in Act II. All other recordings are of the 1928 original. Strauss himself preferred the revised version! Long one of Strauss’s least-performed operas, partly because of the extraordinary staging demands-including a singing seashell (!)-The Egyptian Helen has recently had a great surge in popularity, especially after an acclaimed Metropolitan Opera production. The collaboration of composer Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal was one of the greatest in music history, along with that of Mozart and Da Ponte, and out of their six collaborations, Hofmannsthal himself considered this his best text. Live performance, Monaco, August 10, 1956.

Ilustration © Rafal Olbinski
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Verdi - Falstaff (complete opera)

Verdi - Falstaff (complete opera)
ID: OPD7041
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Opera

Mariano Stabile, Renata Tebaldi, Cesare Valletti, et al.: vocal soloists / La Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Victor de Sabata: conductor

Verdi’s last opera, written when he was approaching eighty, was only the second comedy of his long career, following the ill-fated Un giorno di regno of fifty years before. His friend and collaborator Arrigo Boito, who had with some difficulty talked him into composing Otello several years earlier, now had an easier time convincing him to crown his glory with one more tribute to his beloved Shakespeare. The three principals are all famous portrayers of their roles, aided by an outstanding supporting cast. Mariano Stabile was a veteran Italian basso buffo who had the role of Falstaff in his belly, if not his bones. Renata Tebaldi was the most famous Italian lyric soprano of her era and she remains, along with Maria Callas, the most loved soprano of recent years. Cesare Valletti was a tenore di grazia, a tenor with a light, flexible head voice of exquisite beauty. Live performance, Milan, May 26, 1951.

Ilustration © Rafal Olbinski
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Medieval Chant and Tallis Lamentations - Tenebrae Consort - Nigel Short

Medieval Chant and Tallis Lamentations - Tenebrae Consort - Nigel Short
ID: SIGCD901
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

Tenebrae Consort is an outstanding group of musicians, with singers hand-picked from the award winning chamber choir Tenebrae. Known for their instinctive ensemble skills, the singers and instrumentalists are directed from within the Consort by Nigel Short who leads the group to attain music making of the highest quality. Focussing on the repertoire originally written for consort performance, particularly early music, Tenebrae Consort aim to shed new interpretative light on works through the combination of both passion and precision, creating an intimate and unique concert experience. On this recording they explore classic works at the very heart of the Medieval and early-Renaissance British Choral Tradition.

Sheppard, J:
In manus tuas I
Respond for Compline in Passiontide
Tallis:
Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II
Plainchant: Hymn for Passiontide: Pange lingua gloriosi
Compline for Passiontide: Deus in adiutorium, Antiphon, Chapter: Respond, Hymn: Cultor dei memento, Versicle & Response, Antiphon, Preces
Respond: In monte Oliveti
Litany after Lauds for Maundy Thursday
Respond: Tristis est anima mea


Tenebrae Consort, Nigel Short
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Gabriel Jackson - Airplane Cantata - BBC Singers

Gabriel Jackson - Airplane Cantata -  BBC Singers
ID: SIGCD381
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Jackson, Gabriel:
The Voice of the Bard
Ruchill Linn
Airplane Cantata
Winter Heavens
Choral Symphony

Rex Lawson (pianola)
BBC Singers - David Hill and James Morgan, conductors


Gabriel Jackson was Associate Composer with the BBC Singers from 2010 to 2013 and this disc collects the very best of this unique collaboration between composer and professional choral ensemble. The central work 'Airplane Cantata', premiered by the Singers in 2011, is an evocative tribute to the pioneers of flight and aircraft design, combining texts from early newsreels and pilots' journals, and featuring renowned pianola player Rex Lawson.

It is one of the first full length pieces written especially for the pianola since the 1930s. Gabriel states that in writing this piece he satisfied his obsession with aviation: “…the technology, the bravery and daring of pilots, the aesthetic beauty of aircraft, the transcendence of flying - and when thinking about what a piece for voices and pianola might be about, I was very struck by the fact that the (brief) heyday of the pianola coincided with the pioneering years of aviation.” The variety of texts used includes eye-witness accounts by Louis Blériot and the musings of Amelia Earhart. The seven-movement work makes full use of the amazing keyboard dexterity possible with the pianola’s virtuosic resources and contains the instrumental Toccata Aeronautica, a staggering showpiece movement for pianola alone, giving full opportunity to show what it can achieve, but which a pianist, restricted to ten fingers, could not. World-renowned pianolist, Rex Lawson, prepared the piano rolls making use of a computer programme which translates staff notation into a machine to punch the rolls, which he devised himself. Rex is a leading exponent of the pianola and works tirelessly to promote this once hugely-popular, but now rather misunderstood instrument. Gabriel Jackson won his third British Composer Award for 'Airplane Cantata' in 2012; his Choral Symphony, also included here, was shortlisted in 2013. This disc follows in Signum's popular series of recordings showcasing the work of the BBC singers and their associate composers. Previous discs include works by Judith Bingham and Edward Cowie.
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The Day of Resurrection - Precentor H. German (Ryabtsev)

The Day of Resurrection - Precentor H. German (Ryabtsev)
ID: VOL.17.0
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

The monastic choir of the Valaam Stavropegic monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour - Precentor Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)

«Thy Resurrection, O Christ, the angels sing in the heavens» Paschal Matins begin with this stanza, which opens the CD containing the Paschal hymns. These hymns are imbued with joy over Risen Christ and the triumph of life over death. The Passover (from the Jewish word meaning «transition») from death to immortality, from corruption to eternal life is the main theme of Paschal canon and other hymns of this greatest Christian feast. Its particular importance and solemnity are accentuated by the repetition of the famous Paschal troparion «Christ is risen from the dead!»
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Today Is The Beginning of Our Salvation, O People All-Night Vigil For The Feast of The Nativity of The Mother of God

Today Is The Beginning of Our Salvation, O People All-Night Vigil For The Feast of The Nativity of  The Mother of God
ID: VOL.37.0
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

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The All-Night Vigil Service - The Choir of the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary - Dmitry Bolgarsky

The All-Night Vigil Service - The Choir of the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary - Dmitry Bolgarsky
ID: VOL.41.0
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

This is the first CD of the «Hymns of the Laura of the Caves in Kiev» anthology performed by the choir of the Kiev Theological schools.
The solemn chants of the Laura are a living witness to the old tradition of singing. They are distinguished by inner power and beauty of music and have particular features of their own, such as a vividly expressed melodism and flexible musical fabric.
These hymns are performed on a very professional level and give the listeners an opportunity to get acquainted with the treasure-trove of the culture of liturgical singing of the Laura.
You will hear the selected hymns of the All-Night Vigil, stanza, troparion and exaltation to Ss Fathers of the Caves and also music without words - the ringing of bells of the Great Belfry of the Laura and the Belfry of the Near Caves.
Colour booklet (8 pages) in Russian and English on the history of singing of the Laura of the Caves in Kiev.
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Hymns Of The All-Night Vigil - Metropolitan Choir of the Holy Assumption Laura of the Caves in Kiev - M.S.Litvinenko

Hymns Of The All-Night Vigil - Metropolitan Choir of the Holy Assumption Laura of the Caves in Kiev - M.S.Litvinenko
ID: VOL.39.0
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

The Metropolitan Choir of the Holy Assumption Laura of the Caves in Kiev - conducted by M.S.Litvinenko

This CD, recorded by the Metropolitan choir of the Laura of the Caves in Kiev, contains hymns of the All-Night Vigil, troparion for the Nativity of Christ and the stanza for the Nativity of Christ «The Angels rejoice». You will hear pieces by different authors, such as Archpriest P.Turchaninov, Archimandrite Feofan, Guiseppe Sarti and others, who belong to different schools of religious music. You will hear a wonderful solo by the precentor of the choir M.S.Litvinenko in the famous hymn «Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace?» and a duet of beautiful female voices in «Hail, O Virgin Mother of God» and in «My soul doth magnify the Lord». The solo by A.Nagornaya in «Praise ye the Name of the Lord» will undoubtedly give pleasure to the listeners.
Colour illustrated booklet (16 pages) in Russian and English with a detailed description of the All-Night Vigil service.
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Will Todd: Lux et Veritas - Music for Peace and Reflection

Will Todd: Lux et Veritas - Music for Peace and Reflection
ID: SIGCD394
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

Todd:
Remembrance
No More Sorrow
Softly
For Peace
A Celtic Blessing
Precious Moment
Encircled
Agnus Dei
In this Place
Exalt Us
Tidings
Sanctus
O Lux Beata
Christus est stella

Tenebrae, English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short


Lux et Veritas (Light and Truth) is the new album from Will Todd with the professional chamber choir Tenebrae.
Todd’s music has a universal appeal and he has been hailed as “one of the UK’s most sought-after, versatile composers” (Tempo Magazine). For this collection of sumptuous new choral works Tenebrae are accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the choir’s director Nigel Short. This new release follows Will Todd’s last choral album The Call of Wisdom, featuring music commissioned for HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee service in St Paul’s Cathedral in 2012.
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