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Bruckner - Mass No. 3 in F minor - Puccini - Mottetto per San Paolino

Bruckner - Mass No. 3 in F minor - Puccini - Mottetto per San Paolino
ID: HAEN098983000
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal Collection

Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor
Puccini: Mottetto per San Paolino for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra

Verena Schweizer, Elisabeth Glauser, Uwe Heilmann / Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling
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Aruhn-Solén, Leif: Songs from the Heart

Aruhn-Solén, Leif: Songs from the Heart
ID: CDA1653-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Vocal and Piano

Aruhn-Solén comes from a singer´s family, both his mother and father are very active as singers. His voice is well suited for songs in the most intimate scale, for instance the Frumerie songs, and the Wiklund songs -here recorded for the first time.

Popular Swedish Art Songs and previously never recorded songs by Adolf Wiklund, all sung by young and upcoming Swedish star tenor.
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Hesperos • 20th Century Songs - Switzerland • Music by Schoeck • Schütter • Scartazzini

Hesperos • 20th Century Songs - Switzerland • Music by Schoeck • Schütter • Scartazzini
ID: GMCD7254
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal Collection

Recorded: Theodor-Egel-Saal Ebnet, Freiburg/Germany 16.-17.1.02 Schoeck/Schütter - 4.5.02 Scartazzini
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From another American - Songs of America - Music by Ward • Warren • Youmans • Johnson • Gordon • Ellington

From another American  - Songs of America - Music by Ward • Warren • Youmans • Johnson • Gordon • Ellington
ID: GMCD7247
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Vocal and Piano

The many facets of the USA are what makes up its greatness. To alienate any one of these facets is to cut our nose off in spite of itself. The perspective of one is as important as the perspective of the "whole". Let us pray for the individual who strives to be heard and great, and remember the many facets available to us.
Reverend Al Sharpton
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Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe / Liederkreis Op.24...

Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe / Liederkreis Op.24...
ID: OC571
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal Collection

Roman Trekel, constant participant in the Bayreuth Festival since 1996, contributes an important element to the Schumann anniversary in 2006 with his publication of the Heine songs. Heine's poetry became the epitome for modern weltschmerz in the arrangement by Robert Schumann. For Roman Trekel, it is a matter very dear to his heart.
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Wendy Nieper -first flight

Wendy Nieper -first flight
ID: FHR10
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Jazz

Recorded and mastered by Nick Taylor, Porcupine Studios.
With Special guest - Digby Fairweather - Trumpet

One of the leading jazz vocalists in the UK, Wendy Nieper is a very versatile, sophisticated jazz vocalist and a gifted scat singer. Her rich vocal colors are complemented by wonderful phrasing and great musicality. Her wide experience as a singer includes being a member of the Swingle Singers with whom she recorded five albums. She has appeared on numerous albums both as a classical and jazz singer and has toured extensively around the globe. On this album, Nieper is accompanied by a great band including the talented composer/ pianist Roland Perrin and the jazz legend Digby Fairweather. First Flight is an explosive mix of styles from Cuban to jazz and pop to funk. If you like Diana Krall, Stacey Kent, Claire Martin then we are sure you will love First Flight.

Booklet notes

When you break open the packaging of a new album and put it into the CD player, do you always start at the beginning? Maybe it is years of building radio programmes and reviewing CDs, but I tend to make for the standards first. Of course it is interesting to hear completely new music - and there’s plenty of it on offer here - but I confess to having started listening to this album with Good Bait and Ponciana. The reasoning goes that you’ll quickly get the measure of a singer and her accompanists according to how they tackle familiar material.
I wasn’t more than half a bar into Good Bait when my ears pricked up. Here was Tadd Dameron’s epitome of a four-four swing theme transferred into a dancing 6/8 rhythm. After a quick zip through the vocalise of the verse, a nice scat chorus is followed by some deft unison between voice and piano. Meanwhile, Ponciana escapes nicely from the shadow of Ahmad Jamal, and becomes a fresh-sounding piece, with some inventive vocal harmonies on the introductory theme and a sweetly sung chorus that steers a neat course between the gauche ingénue qualities of an Astrud Gilberto and the more knowing approach of a Julie London. Clearly Wendy Nieper is a singer who is prepared to tackle familiar material with originality, and she is paced every step of the way by pianist and, on several tracks, composer, Roland Perrin.
I knew Roland’s work from the Blue Planet Orchestra, and as a pianist who had worked with many visiting stars, especially the South Africans in exile who had congregated around the Brotherhood of Breath. I had not realised that like Wendy Nieper, he had a foot, if not an entire leg, in the classical world as well.
For pianists, there are plenty of precedents for straddling the classical and jazz worlds. Fats Waller and James P. Johnson were both accomplished classical players, as was Art Tatum. Bud Powell recorded his personal take on J. S. Bach, and more recently both Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett have moved effectively between the worlds of the Mozartian concert hall and the jazz club. It is less usual for a singer to make a reputation in both the jazz and classical worlds.
Wendy Nieper, however, is someone who has, with duo recordings of Chopin, Canteloube, Sondheim and Bernstein to her credit.
“I focussed on classical singing first,” she told me, “because it demands that you train your voice before you reach a certain age. Classical singing involves a completely different technique from jazz, because you have to develop a core sound, and aim for very clear pronunciation. I’ve always stressed that what I do involves two very different voices. The classical voice is designed to project. It’s very loud, and has a brilliance and ring to it. My jazz voice, on the other hand, is very quiet and intimate, and it plays on things that the microphone gives you. It can be breathy; you can distort your vowel sounds for effect, and be more casual about your consonants. It comes from a different place physically, so you have to change your vocal position.”


The opening track, Blower’s Daughter makes this point perfectly, with Wendy caressing the lyric in a manner a classical singer could not contemplate. Yet the purity of her sound and her use of different registers is a clue to the rigorous training she has undergone, and her mastery of vocal technique. Originally, she had intended to give the first chorus of Solomente a classical treatment, projecting her soprano voice over Perrin’s deft classically inspired rhythmic figures. But it sounded wrong, and instead she ended up with the humming chorus that introduces Pablo Neruda’s Spanish lyrics. The closest she comes to revealing her classical voice is in the link between these and the English version of what she describes as a “landscape song”.
Landscape is important to Wendy in her own song writing. In Roland Perrin, whom she met at a house party she threw a while ago, she has found a collaborator who shares her love of terrain, and of experiment. She says. “I love singing descriptive lyrics like in Empty Beach (a song about someone lost in thought on a seashore) where it runs ‘Clouds drift high in a vast rose sky, time dissolves in a sea bird’s cry’ or ‘Holding on to a silk thin thread, of images forming then quickly shed’. We experimented with the music so that in that same song we do a contrary motion scale (piano going up, voice going down) just before the words ‘Can Echo’ which I then echo in a different key!” From our conversation, I was intrigued to learn that Digby Fairweather’s Harmon muted trumpet here is representing a seagull!
Tree also explores landscape themes, although Wendy confesses this song has been with her a long time, saying, “The rhythmic theme came from a ditty that I wrote as a kid. And Roland kindly made it into something real and quite different.” Their partnership nods in the direction of the jazz tradition as well, on the quirky Monk-ish What’ll it be?, which was written about a waitress in a restaurant where Wendy once worked in Richmond, Surrey.
Overall, the album is a highly successful blend of new takes on old material, and new takes on new material. Although she and Roland had met and discussed the music before the session, Wendy stresses that it was recorded in the age-old manner of jazz records, where four musicians who had not recorded together before arrived on the day and played music that was new to all of them. Each take was an adventure, and the same applied to the second day of recording when Helder Pack replaced Guy Silk for another voyage into the unknown. And as a bonus, Wendy adds quite a few improvised sections at the end of the songs, scatting or humming as an instrumentalist, playing off her fellow musicians, and turning the entire album into a genuine musical conversation, which like all discourses, runs deep and shallow, and hot and cold, and fast and slow, as it develops.
© 2011 Alyn Shipton (Jazz critic, The Times)
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Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe Op. 48

Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe Op. 48
ID: JCL513
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subkolektion: Guitar

Dichterliebe Op. 48
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Arranged by Carl Herring for Guitar and Voice, Observing original keys throughout

An original arrangement by Carl Herring of Schumann’s masterpiece, here recorded on the JCL label for the first time for Guitar and Tenor. Carl Herring and Kevin Kyle met whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London and collaborate regularly as a duo performing classical and modern repertoire. This particular arrangement of Dichterliebe has been a work in progress ever since Carl and Kevin met and JCL Records are delighted to have facilitated this first of many recordings of the duo. The recording is complemented at the end by Carl performing Five Schubert Songs arranged by Johann Kasper Mertz.

Carl Herring
Carl is the leading British guitarist of his generation and has rapidly built up an international career, giving performances throughout the UK and in Cuba, Sri Lanka, Scandinavia and Europe.


Kevin Kyle
Kevin is rapidly developing his career as an international singer and has performed throughout the UK and Europe for the Longborough Festival Opera, Carl Rosa Opera Company, Opera Works, the Early Music Company, Le Concert d’Astree and the Armonico Consor
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Birtwistle - Orpheus Elegies - Three Bach Arias

Birtwistle - Orpheus Elegies - Three Bach Arias
ID: CC2020
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subkolektion: Voices

Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s compositional life from the mid 1970s to the 1980s was dominated by his opera The Mask of Orpheus, and the same period saw the origin of the Elegies, written for Melinda Maxwell and Helen Tunstall while they were working with the composer at the National Theatre.
‘They are like enchanted preludes…Enchantingly performed here’ The Sunday Times


The 24-page full colour CD booklet has a 6,000 word programme note in English including details of the Orpheus myth and Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus, an interview with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, and a detailed track-by-track
guide, including translations. There are biographies of all the players and many photographs.


Introduction by Melinda Maxwell:

The myth of Orpheus and his music has occupied Sir Harrison Birtwistle (universally known as Harry) for most of his life, and the 26 Orpheus Elegies for oboe, harp and counter-tenor are a further comment in miniature on that myth. They are a re-telling of the story, and the mystery and power that surrounds an imagined music of Orpheus; music that represents a combination of the ethereal - Apollo - and the earthly - Dionysius; music that seduced creation itself with its power of expression.

The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, known to Harry for a long time, gradually became part of the composition process, and as the music was being written certain words and phrases from those sonnets seemed to clarify and strengthen the meaning of the music.

In time, Harry found that for some of the Elegies, a phrase was not enough. In Elegies 11, 13 and 14 the sonnets are set for voice in their entirety. The voice part is for counter -tenor and written for Andrew Watts. In Elegies 17, 20 and 26 portions of a sonnet are sung. For the remaining twenty Elegies, a phrase taken from a sonnet is written at the end of the instrumental music. For example, Elegy 12 (CD track 16) is fast, manic, rhythmic and repetitive, and the written words are the penultimate line of Sonnet number 5 from Rilke's first set: "the lyre's bars do not constrain his hands". As an aside these words add further meaning to the music, and the music evokes the atmosphere of the words.

Early on in the compositional process, Harry asked me about unusual sounds on the oboe, sounds encompassing harmonics and multiphonics (combinations of sounds that speak together forming chords that have unusual pitch formations and are mostly non-diatonic). I played some to him and wrote down those he liked. He particularly liked pitches that transformed and hung into multiphonics In Elegy 7 these sounds are used almost exclusively, to produce a music that is eerie and other-worldly, finishing with Rilke's words "[He emerged like] ore from the stone's silence". In the very first Elegy based around the note E, Birtwistle uses a double harmonic of an open fifth on E to splice, enrich and delve inside the sound, reaching further depths of expression. Rilke's words for this stark opening are "A tree has risen. Oh pure transcendence!".

Three of the Elegies use metronomes, and these give out a mechanical, inevitable, sense to the music. Elegy 25 uses two metronome pulses at slightly different speeds; Rilke's words are "Does time, the wrecker, really exist?".

The idea for the piece began in the late 1970s when Harry and I and the harpist Helen Tunstall were working at the National Theatre in London, and he expressed the wish to write a piece for oboe and harp. The first draft was written for the 2003 Cheltenham Festival, although not all the Elegies were completed and it was still a work in progress. Certain revisions and further additions ensued, and a longer version appeared in the 2004 Cheltenham Festival. Betty Freeman paid for the commission and Heinz and Ursula Holliger gave the world premičre with Andrew Watts at the Lucerne Festival in September 2004. The London premičre was given by myself, Helen and Andrew in October 2004 at the South Bank.

Throughout many rehearsals and subsequent performances in the UK and at the Holland (2006) and Bregenz (2007) Festivals, Harry offered further insights into our interpretations of phrase, nuance, pace and dynamics, and this recording is the culmination of this entire process. It is a piece full of contrasting voices, from music that is by turns warm, tender, almost wistful, and also bold, relentless, sometimes violent. Each Elegy speaks with its own voice, and such is the power of the composer's invention one feels that many more could follow.
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An Anthology of English Song

An Anthology of English Song
ID: DSPRCD055
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Folk Music

This is a wonderful collection of English song and folk song including Annabel Lee, Linden Lea, Blow the
Wind Southerly and Sea Fever recorded by some of the greatest British singers including Thomas Allen, Stuart Burrows and Valerie Masterson.

1 - 3 Stuart Burrows,tenor
4 - 6 Valerie Masterson, soprano
7 - 9 Thomas Allen, baritone
10 - 12 Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano
13 - 15 Peter Jeffes, tenor
16 - 18 Raimund Herincx, baritone
19 - 23 Patricia White, voice / Jonathan Rees, violin
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Antoine Brumel - Hilliard Live 3, Live Recording- Hilliard Ensemble

Antoine Brumel - Hilliard Live 3, Live Recording- Hilliard Ensemble
ID: COR16052
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Renaissance

The Hilliard Ensemble's Hilliard Live series, now three discs strong with a fourth on the way, has offered superior live performances of Renaissance and Medieval sacred pieces. These male singers mix clarity and a kind of gutsy lyricism that are rare in performances of this music but in their hands seems totally appropriate. The programs are based on a good deal of scholarly investigation and aim to communicate something of the contexts in which it would originally have been used -- the Antoine Brumel Missa Victimae paschali laudes heard here is interspersed with motets and Italian-language laude -- monophonic devotional pieces. (It may seem odd to hear Italian [actually Old Tuscan] in the middle of a mass, but these pieces apparently took on liturgical use.) There is nothing "scholarly" about the performances, however.

The Hilliard Ensemble is one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, and is probably unrivalled for its formidable reputation in the fields of both early and new music. This series was only previously available direct from the group but has never before been fully available at international retail.
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