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Vocal Collection, page 47

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José M. Sánchez-Verdu - Orchestral Works

José M. Sánchez-Verdu - Orchestral Works
ID: KAI0012782
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

1 - Junge Deutsche Philharmonie - Lothar Zagrosek, conductor
2 - Claudia Barainsky, soprano / Gabriel Suovanen, baritone / Banchetto musicale, viola da gamba / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Marek Janowski, conductor
3 - Joan-Enric Lluna, clarinet / Orquesta Nacional de España - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
4 - hr-Sinfonieorchester - Pascal Rophé, conductor
5 - 7 hr-Sinfonieorchester - Peter Rundel, conductor

The five orchestral works on this CD communicate phenomenal colors and the intense sensuousness of mysterious formal progressions. Silence, shadows, absence: it is above all the darker neighborhoods of the human soul that captivate Sánchez-Verdú’s interest. Exploring marginal realms which, in their beauty and refinement of tone, contain both the brilliant light of Spain’s south and utter darkness: this is the art of composer José M. Sánchez-Verdú.
(Rainer Pöllmann)

Includes booklet with text by Rainer Pöllmann and Thorsten Palzhoff
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Salvatore Sciarrino - Quaderno di Strada / Klangforum Wien - S. Cambreling

Salvatore Sciarrino - Quaderno di Strada / Klangforum Wien - S. Cambreling
ID: KAI0012482
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Light and air in a state of constant, subtly detailed movement: this is also the nature of Sciarrino‘s music, as if it had soaked up all those delicate colours and adopted the mobility of air, captured its nocturnal buzzing-sounds with a net veil and transformed them into fluctuating sonorities, roaring and murmuring. One could almost think that the flickering odours of Mediterranean landscapes had entered the fleeting images of such music. Vague suggestions emerging from an old cultural realm, transposed into the present, lingering briefly and then disappearing once more. An interplay of sound and silence, free-floating fragments no longer within the domain of the unambiguous: one listens to them spellbound. (Lothar Knessl)

Includes booklet with text by Salvatore Sciarrino and Lothar Knessl
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GÖSTA NEUWIRTH - L'oubli bouilli

GÖSTA NEUWIRTH - L'oubli bouilli
ID: KAI0012972
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

Gösta’s disinterest in homogenous, unified forms results in swift transitions between sonic states. Non-repetition. “I define sound in terms of structure, not in terms of expressivity.” In this, the sound-and thus probably also its sensuosity, in a gradual, carefully way-is compositionally lent weight in L‘oubli... “via the use of the harp and the keyboard instruments accordion and piano, as well as by exploiting string colours.” Such apparitions of colour change rapidly, fluctuate.
(Lothar Knessl)
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Hanspeter Kyburz - Malstrom

Hanspeter Kyburz - Malstrom
ID: KAI0012152
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Includes booklet with texts by Hans-Peter Jahn and Hanspeter Kyburz
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Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe Op. 48

Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe Op. 48
ID: JCL513
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: 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
Subcollection: 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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Martucci - Respighi - Brigitte Balleys - OCL - Lopez-Cobos

Martucci - Respighi - Brigitte Balleys - OCL - Lopez-Cobos
ID: CLAVES509807
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Ives - Barber - Cowell - Nurnberg Symphony Orchestra - S.Somary

Ives - Barber - Cowell - Nurnberg Symphony Orchestra - S.Somary
ID: CLAVES509806
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

De Falla - El Corregidor - OCL - Lopez-Cobos - 7 Canciones - Berganza - Alarez Parejo

De Falla - El Corregidor - OCL - Lopez-Cobos - 7 Canciones - Berganza - Alarez Parejo
ID: CLAVES508405
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Manuel de Falla
El corregidor y la molinera
El pano moruna (No. 1 from Siete canciones populares españolas)
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Joseph Haydn - Nelson Mass - Missa in Angustiis

Joseph Haydn - Nelson Mass - Missa in Angustiis
ID: CLAVES508108
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock
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