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Vita St. Elizabeth - Medieval songs

Vita St. Elizabeth - Medieval songs
ID: RK2605
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Songs

Ioculatores; Ars Choralis Coeln; Amarcord; Jörg Peukert (narr); Sabine Heller (hp)

This deluxe presentation celebrates the eighth centenary of its subject. Here called “St. Elizabeth of Thuringia,” but better known as St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231), this daughter of the king and queen of Hungary was betrothed to the future margrave of Thuringia in infancy and brought up at that court. She was 14 when the marriage was celebrated, and they had three children before he went off to the Crusades, dying along the way at Otranto in 1227. Elizabeth, already moved by the ideals of the newly founded Franciscan order, devoted herself as Landgravine to the needs of the poor. As a widow, she left the inhospitable court to live in Marburg, where she established a hospital and labored for the sick until her death at the age of 24. Celebrated for her works on behalf of the poor and sick, she was canonized four years later. Devotion spread from Thuringia as far as Cambrai and her native Hungary. Schola Hungarica recorded two chant Offices for her feast (19:4), one from Cambrai, where her heart had been enshrined, and the other from Warburg, a source also copied in Hungary.

Unlike that collection of Office chants, this program is a wide-ranging group of vocal and instrumental pieces from the period, all related closely to the life of the saint. Three separate ensembles take their turns, in addition to Jörg Peukert, who reads from an early biography of the saint with aural punctuation by a harpist. Besides an antiphon, a responsory, a sequence, and a hymn from the Office, we hear vernacular songs by the monk of Salzburg and Walther von der Vogelweide, an Italian lauda, and instrumental pieces by Ioculatores. On two tracks Ioculatores ensemble joins with one or the other group. The tracks spoken in German run over 20 minutes without printed text. The booklet offers a detailed guide to the program, with notes and summaries of each track in addition to the full texts with translations, and it is lavishly illustrated. Everything has been achieved on the highest level to make this a worthy tribute on the saint’s anniversary. As a gift package, it would be a compliment to the taste of the recipient.

FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Rose van Jherico - Song Book of Anna of Cologne

Rose van Jherico - Song Book of Anna of Cologne
ID: RK2604
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Medieval Period

Selections from The Song Book of Anna von Köln

This collection of devotional songs in Latin and the vernacular (indeed, in several medieval dialects) was compiled about 1500 in Cologne, an example of devotio moderna, the late-medieval movement to adopt a lifestyle midway between secular society and the religious orders. The title of the disc, “the rose of Jericho,” refers to a Macaronic song in low German and Latin honoring the Blessed Virgin, who was invariably venerated while her Son was worshipped. A few of these songs have appeared in collections of the LP era. Konrad Ruhland’s group sang “Jure plaudant omnia,” included here. Several other songs recorded in that era are not duplicated here, but this seems to be the first focused collection drawn from this source.

Late-medieval collections of anonymous vocal music of this type have been largely overlooked in music history courses and texts in favor of identifiable composers. Reinhard Strohm, in The Rise of European Music, 1380-1500 (Cambridge, 1993), made a major breakthrough in devoting the entire Part 3 of his four-part book to the subject. The Songbook of Anna of Cologne (D-B 8o 280) has been edited by Salmen and Koepp (Schwann, 1954), so it should be accessible at least to performers and scholars. Even so, Strohm barely mentions the collection in a paragraph devoted to 15th-century compilations of this type, next to the slightly earlier Wienhäuser Liederbuch, which was given a whole disc on a Psallite LP of 1976.

The 16 songs from this source that are recorded here make a delightful program. All are sung by the women’s group of 11 singers and five players, while four instrumental selections from the Glogauer and Locheimer songbooks are inserted at intervals. Some of the songs are sung solo, and some are lightly accompanied on period instruments. The acoustics of the chapel cast a warm glow around the voices. Anonymity is a burden, as evident from the attention devoted to composers (Perotinus) and works (the “Farewell” symphony of Haydn) not so disabled. Anyone who comes across this disc is going to be entranced by the unexpected pleasure that it affords. Give it a chance and you’ll turn back to it again and again. The last time I was so unexpectedly delighted was on hearing “Ninna Nanna” by Montserrat Figueras (26:6). That’s the kind of disc it is.

FANFARE: J. F. Weber


Ars Choralis Coeln - Ensemble for Medieval Music / Ensemble für mittelalterliche Musik / Ensemble de musique médiévale

Cora Schmeiser, Uta Kirsten, Petra Koerdt, Mikari Shibukawa, Pamela Petsch, Inga Schneider, Amanda Simmons, Stefanie Brijoux, Elodie Mourot, Katherine Hill, Karolina Brachmann - Gesang | voice | chant
Lucia Mense - Blockflöte, Glocken, Gesang | recorder, bells, voice | flûte à bec, cloches, chant
Elisabeth Seitz - Hackbrett | dulcimer
Johanna Seitz - Harfe | harp | harpe
Susanne Ansorg - Fidel | fiddle | vielle
Maria Jonas - Leitung | direction; Gesang, Drehleier | voice, hurdy-gurdy | chant, vièle à roue
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German Songs - Peaceful Christmas Season

German Songs - Peaceful Christmas Season
ID: RK2602
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Christmas Music
Subcollection: Piano

Warum es gut ist, alte Weihnachtslieder neu zu hören

Wenn sich Schneeflöckchen leise rieselnd ans Fenster setzt, die Glocken süß erklingen und am Baum die Lichter brennen, dann ist - so verheißen es die Lieder - Weihnachten. Üblicherweise hören wir Weihnachtslieder als Klangkulisse auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt oder in der Schnäppchen-Ecke im Kaufhaus. Verkaufsstrategie ist hier: weichgespülte Melodie. Doch spätestens am Nikolaustag haben wir diese Hintergrundsmusik satt.
Auf der Raumklang-CD „Engelslicht und Dornenschatten“ mit neunzehn ausgewählten Weihnachtsliedern kann und muss man hinhören. Die zum Teil altbekannten Lieder kommen uns dabei merkwürdig neu zu Ohren. Indem Christine Maria Rembeck ihnen nachlauscht, die Melodie nur in kleinen Nuancen verändert, einzelne Textpassagen herausgreift und sie durch ihre eigene Klavierbegleitung neu interpretiert. Engelsgleich berührt uns der Gesang Christine Maria Rembecks, eingebettet in das breite Klangsprektrum des Klaviers und ergänzt durch die warmen Celloklänge Emilia Gliozzis.


Lieder für eine stille Weihnachtszeit

Christine Maria Rembeck* - Gesang, Klavier
Emilia Gliozzi - Violoncello, Celesta / violoncelle, célesta
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SAMI SOBOY

SAMI SOBOY
ID: ART-SAMI-SOBOY
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Songs for children
Subcollection: Voices

1 - 8 Lyrics by Agniya Barto (1906-1981), was a Russian Soviet poet and children's writer of Jewish origin.

Pavel Rybkin - music, vocals, plasticine figures
Yevgeniy Bykov - arrangements, guitars, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
Lidiya Cheboksarova - backing vocals
Kirill Savichev - drums
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Sergey Sanatorov - Schubert. Lieder (Songs)

Sergey Sanatorov - Schubert. Lieder (Songs)
ID: ART154
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

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Evgeny Shcherbakov - The short rain. The Rostov note-book

Evgeny Shcherbakov - The short rain. The Rostov note-book
ID: ART257
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Vocal cycles on lyrics by Valentin Zagoryansky

Dedicated to the memory of the composer Gleb Sedelnikov
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Rosenmond und Lindentraum: Songs of Love and Life

Rosenmond und Lindentraum: Songs of Love and Life
ID: RK3002
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Songs

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Georgy Sviridov - Poem to the Memory of Sergei Yesenin

Georgy Sviridov - Poem to the Memory of Sergei Yesenin
ID: MELCD1002336
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Georgy Sviridov, piano (11-17)
Alexei Maslennikov, tenor
Igor Morozov, baritone (12, 14-16)
State Republican Academic Russian Yurlov Choir (1-10, 18-21)
Leningrad State Philharmonics’ Symphony Orchestra - conductor - Yuri Temirkanov (1-10)
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor - Gennady Rozhdestvensky (18-21)

Recordings: 1957 (1-10),1980 (11-17), 1970 (18-21)


Firma Melodiya presents an album dedicated to the anniversaries of two great figures of Russian culture of the 20th century - Sergei Yesenin (1895-1925) and Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998).
“Once … I met a poet I knew, and he spent a long time reading Yesenin for me. That’s when Yesenin’s verses imprinted themselves on my soul. When I got back home, I could not fall
asleep… The music came suddenly. … That was how I wrote my first song to Yesenin’s text which later became a core song in my Poem to the Memory of Sergei Yesenin. The rest of the songs were composed during two weeks, all at once”. The premiere of the Poem to the Memory of Sergei Yesenin took place in 1956, in Moscow and was a new milestone in the composer’s career properly unveiling his original style and subtle feeling for poetry to the public. On the other hand, Sviridov’s Poem where the composer strived to render the poet’s spiritual side and passionate “love for the native land” became an actual rehabilitation of Yesenin’s poetry which had been covertly prohibited for a long time. Soon after completion of the vocal and symphonic Poem,
the composer came up with the cycle My Father Is a Peasant for tenor, baritone and piano where Yesenin’s images of Russian nature and scenes of country life were expressed by means
of chamber vocal lyric music.
Wooden Russia, a small cantata for tenor, men’s choir and orchestra was composed in 1964 and had an epigraph taken from Yesenin’s verses “Russia, my wooden Russia!”. The poet’s four
poems recreate an image of old patriarchal Russia while the last lines of the final movement herald its tragic demise.
Georgy Sviridov’s cantatas set to the poetry of Sergei Yesenin are performed by the Republican Academic Choir led by Alexander Yurlov and such luminaries of domestic conducting art as Yuri Temirkanov and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. The chamber cycle is sung by Alexei Maslennikov, an outstanding interpreter of Sviridov’s music who is accompanied by the author.
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Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
ID: RKAP10205
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Voices

Mit der CD-Produktion „Nun komm der Heiden Heiland“ des preisgekrönten Vokalensembles amarcord aus Leipzig beginnt die Zusammenarbeit von RAUMKLANG und apollon classics. In Zukunft werden die CDs von apollon classics als „edition apollon“ bei Raumklang veröffentlicht, wobei die Produktionen mit amarcord den Schwerpunkt bilden werden.

In der vorliegenden amarcord-CD dienen der Hymnus „Veni redemptor gentium“ und seine deutsche Übertragung „Nun komm der Heiden Heiland“ als Grundlage eines außergewöhnlichen Programms mit weihnachtlicher Musik aus Mittelalter und Renaissance. In einer faszinierenden Mischung aus Jubel, Besinnlichkeit und weihnachtlicher Pracht mit nahezu vergessenen Stücken - u.a. von J. Vaet, P. Dulichius, H. Isaac - und bekannten Weihnachtsliedern, dargeboten von fünf wunderbaren Stimmen, stellt diese CD eine spannende Ergänzung zu den zahlreichen Weihnachts-CDs dar. Das Programm der CD ist aus Konzerten entstanden, die amarcord jährlich zugunsten von UNICEF in der Leipziger Thomaskirche veranstaltet.
Amarcord, 1992 von ehemaligen Mitgliedern des Leipziger Thomanerchores gegründet, zählt heute zu den führenden Vokalensembles weltweit. Im Zentrum der musikalischen Arbeit stehen Kompositionen aus Mittelalter und der Renaissance sowie die Zusammenarbeit mit zeitgenössischen Komponisten. Weiterhin gibt es im Repertoire des Ensembles eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Programme, die von Madrigalen über romantische Kompositionen bis zu A-Cappella-Arrangements bekannter Songs alle Facetten der Vokalmusik beinhalten. Das Vokalquintett ist Preisträger zahlreicher internationaler Wettbewerbe und gewann im Jahr 2002 den Deutschen Musikwettbewerb.
Amarcord zählt zu den herausragenden Repräsentanten der Musikstadt Leipzig, gastiert regelmäßig bei bedeutenden Musikfestivals und feierte auf zahlreichen Konzerttourneen durch ganz Europa, Nordamerika, Australien und Südostasien große Erfolge.
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Coming Home for Christmas - Amarcord ensemble

Coming Home for Christmas - Amarcord ensemble
ID: RKAP10111
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

amarcord Wolfram Lattke, Martin Lattke - Tenor Frank Ozimek - Bariton · Daniel Knauft, Holger Krause - Bass “Coming Home for Christmas” - nach dem Gottesdienst in der Thomaskirche nach Hause zu kommen und Weihnachten zu feiern, diese Sehnsucht kennen die fünf ehemaligen Thomaner noch aus ihrer Kindheit. Auch heute ist das international gefragte Ensemble den größten Teil des Jahres unterwegs, auf Tour. So war amarcord 2011 erstmals in Afrika zu erleben, aber auch in den USA, Frankreich, Griechenland, den Niederlande und in Italien.
Von den vielen Reisen in nahezu alle Ecken dieser Erde haben die Sänger immer wieder Lieder mit nach Hause gebracht. Davon ist eine Auswahl auf der neuen CD vereint. Und so unterschiedlich wie die Charaktere und Vorlieben der Sänger ist auch der Klang der Songs. Mal erinnert er an eine ruhige Pop-Ballade, dann an einen Weihnachtsschlitten im tiefen Schnee. Heiße afrikanische Rhythmen sind ebenso zu finden wie nachdenkliche und berührende Melodien. Von klassischem Satzgesang wechseln die Sänger mühelos in groovige Beats. Aber natürlich alles unter dem besonderen Markenzeichen von amarcord: dem verschmelzenden, immer ausbalancierten und dennoch abwechslungsreichen Ensembleklang, der auf dieser CD auch mal nach Take 6 und Bobby McFerrin klingen darf. Verantwortlich dafür ist nicht zuletzt Bill Hare, der Grammy-Award-Gewinner und derzeit führende Soundtüftler der internationalen a-cappella-Szene, der auch diesem Album den letzten Schliff gab.
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