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Vocal Collection, page 41

   Found CDs: 608
 

Bruno Maderna - Liriche su Verlaine - Concerto - Sandro Gorli

Bruno Maderna - Liriche su Verlaine -  Concerto - Sandro Gorli
ID: STR33574
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

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G. Manzoni - Self-Portrait

G. Manzoni - Self-Portrait
ID: STR57009
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

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NICCOLÒ CASTIGLIONI - Inverno in-ver

NICCOLÒ CASTIGLIONI - Inverno in-ver
ID: STR57003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

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La voce contemporanea in Italia vol.5 - Duo Alterno

La voce contemporanea in Italia vol.5 - Duo Alterno
ID: STR33895
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

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A. Cattaneo - Trazos - Trío - Concertino - Ensemble Espai Sonor

A. Cattaneo - Trazos - Trío - Concertino - Ensemble Espai Sonor
ID: STR33893
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

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Milano Musica Festival - Vol.4 - G. KURTÁG - S. SCIARRINO - Ensemble Recherche

Milano Musica Festival - Vol.4 - G. KURTÁG - S. SCIARRINO - Ensemble Recherche
ID: STR33890
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

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Wendy Nieper -first flight

Wendy Nieper -first flight
ID: FHR10
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: 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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Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne - Arias and Duets

Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne - Arias and Duets
ID: OAHD5005D
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Vocal Collection

Recorded live in Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, Sussex, 24th April 1999.
Note: This HD-DVD is not compatible with standard DVD players.


Actors: Cecilia Bartoli, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Myung-Whun Chung, Joakim Svenheden
Format: Anamorphic, Classical, Colour, Dolby, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: Dutch, English, French
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: 31 Dec 2007
Run Time: 90 minutes


Track list:
Donizetti:
Quanto amore (from L'elisir d'amore)

Handel:
Judas Maccabaeus: Arm, arm ye brave

Haydn:
Al Tuo arrivo felice

Mozart:
Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture
Cinque … dieci… (Le nozze di Figaro)
Si a caso madama (from Le nozze di Figaro)
Se vuol ballare (from Le nozze di Figaro)
Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)
Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)
La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)
Pa-pa-pa-pa-Papagena (from Die Zauberflöte)

Rossini:
Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture
Dunque io son? (from Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Bel raggio lusinghier (from Semiramide)
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R.Vaughan Williams - Where Hope is Shining - Songs for mixed chorus

R.Vaughan Williams - Where Hope is Shining - Songs for mixed chorus
ID: ALBCD006
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

This is the fourth disc from Albion Records which is part of the Vaughan Williams Society.
Albion Records Ltd, a not-for-profit record label, is dedicated to recording rare 20th century English classical music, concentrating on Ralph Vaughan Williams. The label is a subsidiary of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and each of the CDs will contain world première recordings.
These vocal works were composed from 1895 and 1954 showing Vaughan Williams lifelong affection for the human voice.
Performed by the award winning Joyful Company of Singers, under Peter Broadbent, one of Europe’s leading Chamber Choirs
Recorded in the approximate order of composition this recording shows how much Vaughan Williams adapted his style over about sixty years.
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Kissing Her Hair -Twenty Early Songs of R.Vaughan Williams

Kissing Her Hair -Twenty Early Songs of R.Vaughan Williams
ID: ALBCD002
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

This is the second disc from Albion Records which is part of the Vaughan Williams Society.
Albion Records Ltd, a not-for-profit record label, is dedicated to recording rare 20th century English classical music, concentrating on Ralph Vaughan Williams. The label is a subsidiary of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and each of the CDs will contain world première recordings.
The disc again boasts the talents of Iain Burnside, Roderick Williams, Sarah Fox and Andrew Staples.
This second disc Kissing Her Hair, is a collection of early Vaughan Williams songs. One, Rondel, from which the title is gained, is unpublished and unrecorded; it is serenely beautiful and is as it was written when the composer was only 22. It will change perceptions of the quality of music Vaughan Williams was composing at this early age. This CD was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the composer. The picture on the cover is that of Ralph Vaughan William’s first wife Adeline
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