Archive for October, 2009

Cesar Franck – Complete Works for Harmonium (2 CDs)

[FLAC, M3U, LOG, COVERS]

Label: Ricercar
Year: 2002

Performers:
Joris Verdin – harmonium
Jos van Immerseel – piano

LINKS

http://uploading.com/files/52afb4b9/FranckCompWorksForHarmoniumDisc1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/6da33em8/FranckCompWorksForHarmoniumDisc2.rar/

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Frank Bridge – Complete Orchestral Works

[FLAC, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Label: Chandos

These performances transport us from the work that marked Frank Bridge’s arrival as an orchestral composer.

Orchestral Works, Volume 1
Enter Spring
Isabella
Two Poems for Orchestra
Mid of the Night (premiere recording)

Orchestral Works: Volume 2
Dance Rhapsody (1908) [19.20]
Five Entr’actes from Emile Cammaerts’s play The Two Hunchbacks (1910) [12.08]
Dance Poem (1913) [14.01]
Norse Legend (1905/1938) [4.50]
The Sea – suite (1908) [22.10]

Orchestral Works: Volume 3
Coronation March (1911) [6.46]
Summer (1914) [10.42]
Phantasm (1931) [24.21]
There is a Willow Grows Aslant A Brook (1927) [11.18]
Vignettes de Danse (1938) [11.20]
Sir Roger de Coverley (A Christmas Dance) (1922) [4.41]

Orchestral Works, Volume 4
Rebus – Overture for Orchestra (1940) [10:44] (premiere recording on CD)
Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for solo cello and orchestra (1930)* [29:16]
Allegro moderato – Fragment of a symphony for string orchestra (1940-41) [13:24] (edited by Anthony Pople)
Lament for string orchestra (Catherine, aged 9, ‘Lusitania’ 1915) (1915) [5:21]
A Prayer for chorus and orchestra (1916-18)† [17:55]

Orchestral Works, Volume 5
Suite for Strings (1909-10)
The Hag (1902) *
Two Songs of Robert Bridges (1905-06) *
Two Intermezzi from ‘Threads’ (1921/38) *
Two Old English Songs (1916)
Two Entr’actes (1906/36)
Valse Intermezzo à cordes (1902)
Todessehnsucht (1932/36)
Sir Roger de Coverley (A Christmas dance) (1922/39)

Orchestral Works, Volume 6
1. Blow out, you bugles 5:39
2. Adoration 2:58
3. Where she lies asleep 3:04
4. Love went a-riding 1:42
5. They hand in mine 2:12
6. Berceuse 5:09
7. Mantle of blue 2:49
8. 3 Songs: No. 1. Day after day 4:55
9. 3 Songs: No. 2. Speak to me, my love! 6:00
10. Berceuse 3:26
11. 3 Orchestral Pieces: 3:45
12. Serenade 2:53
13. The Pageant of London Suite: I. Solemn March: Richard III leaving London 4:41
14. The Pageant of London Suite: II. First Discoveries: No. 1. Introduction 2:00
15. The Pageant of London Suite: II. First Discoveries: No. 2. Pavane 1:49
16. The Pageant of London Suite: II. First Discoveries: No. 3. La Romanesca [a Galliard] 1:04
17. The Pageant Of London Suite: III. March: Henry VIII Entering London 5:34
18. A Royal Night of Variety

LINKS

http://uploading.com/files/1ced6m18/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc1.part1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/86c4a5ce/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc1.part2.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/e87241f1/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc2.part1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/mm146d6m/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc2.part2.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/1m5f71e9/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc3.part1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/993b75a3/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc3.part2.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/6d43d431/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc4.part1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/18dm27m5/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc4.part2.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/727239e5/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc5.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/7ffea8m6/BridgeCompOrchWorksDisc6.rar/

Philip Glass – Akhnaten (2CDs)

[APE, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Credits:
An opera in three acts for orchestra, chorus and soloists.
Music by Philip Glass.
Libretto by Philip Glass in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddell.
Vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman.
Performed by The Stuttgart State Opera, Orchestra & Chorus.
Directed by Dennis Russell Davies.

CD 1
1. Philip Glass – Act I: Prelude: Refrain, Verse 1, verse 2
2. Philip Glass – Act I: Prelude: Verse 3
3. Philip Glass – Act I: Scene 1: Funeral of Amenhotep III
4. Philip Glass – Act I: Scene 2: The Coronation of Akhnaten
5. Philip Glass – Act I: Scene 3: The Window of Appearances
6. Philip Glass – Act II: Scene 1: The Temple
7. Philip Glass – Act II: Scene 2: Akhnaten and Nefertiti

CD 2
1. Philip Glass – Act II – Years 5-15 (Thebes & Akhetaten), Scene 3: The City – Dance (Beginnin…
2. Philip Glass – Act II – Years 5-15 (Thebes & Akhetaten), Scene 3: The City – Dance (Conclusi…
3. Philip Glass – Act II – Years 5-15 (Thebes & Akhetaten), Scene 4: Hymn
4. Philip Glass – Act III – Year 17 & the Present (Akhetaten), Scene 1: The Family
5. Philip Glass – Act III – Year 17 & the Present (Akhetaten), Scene 2: Attack and Fall
6. Philip Glass – Act III – Year 17 & the Present (Akhetaten), Scene 3: The Ruins
7. Philip Glass – Act III – Year 17 & the Present (Akhetaten), Scene 4: Epilogue

LINKS

http://uploading.com/files/cca29234/GlassAkhnatenCD1.part1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/86cd9542/GlassAkhnatenCD1.part2.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/6fcdb84b/GlassAkhnatenCD2.part1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/147ed134/GlassAkhnatenCD2.part2.rar/

Georg Philipp Telemann – Complete Overtures, Vol.1 (3 CDs Box Set)

[FLAC, M3U, LOG, COVERS]

Ensemble: Collegium Instrumentale Brugense

Conductor: Patrick Peire

Year: 2006

Label: Brilliant Classics

Georg Philipp Telemann’s extensive oeuvre comprises amongst many other works no less than an astonishing 135 overtures or suites for orchestra. These were written for varying ensembles, from exclusively consisting of winds instruments to entirely stringed ensembles.
These suites were written for specific occasions but by his unstoppable inspiration and remarkable craftsmanship Telemann managed to uplift them to permanent gems in the repertoire.
The Belgian ensemble Collegium Instrumentale Brugense under its conductor Patrick Peire is recording the complete overtures. This first volume contains 12 works of a varied nature.

Tracklist:

CD 1
OVERTURE in D major TWV 55: D18 for 2 trumpets, timpani, strings & b.c.
01. Ouverture  5:09
02. Menuet 1 alternat. – Menuet 2  3:02
03. Gavotte (En rondeau)  1:35
04. Passacaille  3:38
05. Air (Lentement)  1:37
06. Les Postillons  2:01
07. Fanfare (Tres vite)  2:07
OVERTURE in G major ‘Burlesque de Quixotte’ TWV 55: G10 for strings & b.c.
08. Ouverture  4:20
09. Le Reveil de Quixotte  1:43
10. Son Attaque des Moulins a Vent (Tres vite)  1:47
11. Ses Soupirs amoureux apres la Princesse Dulcinee  2:11
12. Sanche Panse berne  1:41
13. Le Galope de Rosinante – Celui d’Ane de Sanche  2:25
14. Le Couche de Quixotte  1:09
OVERTURE in C minor TWV 55: c2 for 2 oboes, strings & b.c.
15. Ouverture  3:14
16. Air (Vivement)  1:16
17. Rondeaux  1:11
18. Fugue (Vivement)  2:11
19. Gavotte 1 alternat. – Gavotte 2  1:30
20. Menuet 1 alternat. – Menuet 2  2:15
21. Gig  2:06
OVERTURE in D major TWV 55: D4 for 2 oboes, recorder, 2 violins, strings & b.c.
22. Ouverture  5:37
23. Menuet 1 alternat. – Menuet 2 (Doucement)  4:20
24. Furies (Tres viste)  1:33
25. Entree  0:54
26. Passepied 1 alternat. – Passepied 2  1:27
27. Loure  1:13
28. Canaries  1:41
29. Chaconne  2:59
30. Air (Doucement)  4:03

Total:  72:09

CD 2
OVERTURE in F major “Alster Ouverture” TWV 55: F11 for 4 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c.
01. Ouverture  5:08
02. Die Canonierende Pallas  2:18
03. Das Alster Echo  2:01
04. Die Hamburgischen Glockenspiele  2:10
05. Der Schwanen Gesang  2:47
06. Der Alster Schaffer Dorf Music  0:59
07. Die concertierenden Frosche und Krahen  2:01
08. Der ruhende Pan  3:54
09. Der Schaffer und Nymphen eilfertiger Abzug  2:31
OVERTURE in B flat major “Volker Ouverture” TWV 55: B5 for strings & b.c.
10. Ouverture  4:13
11. Menuet 1 alternat. – Menuet 2 (Doucement)  4:14
12. Les Turcs  2:25
13. Les Suisses (Grave-Viste)  1:37
14. Les Moscovites  0:45
15. Les Portugais (Grave-Viste)  2:21
16. Les Boiteux alternat.  1:26
17. Les Coureurs  2:21
OVERTURE in D minor TWV 55: d2 for oboe, strings & b.c.
18. Ouverture  3:59
19. Rondeau  1:04
20. Irlandoise  1:07
21. Rejouissance  1:21
22. Sarabande  1:52
23. Les Scaramouches  0:47
24. Menuet 1  1:33
25. Menuet 2 (Doucement)  1:17
26. Entree  1:44
OVERTURE in B flat major TWV 55: B7 for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c.
27. Ouverture  3:26
28. Rejouissance  1:42
29. Loure  1:44
30. Rondeau  1:01
31. Menuet en Trio  2:51
32. Gigue  1:43

Total:  71:02

CD 3
OVERTURE In A minor TWV 55: a4 for 2 recorders, 2 oboes, strings & b.c.
01. Ouverture  3:12
02. Passepied en Trio  2:37
03. Bourree  1:34
04. Menuet en Trio  3:19
05. Rondeau  1:22
06. Polonoise  1:27
07. Gigue  1:57
OVERTURE In A major TWV 55: A4 for violin solo, strings & b.c.
08. Ouverture  4:44
09. Divermento  1:53
10. Le lusinghe  3:50
11. Minuetta 1 – Min. 2  3:02
12. Passa tempo  4:13
13. Tempo di giga  2:07
OVERTURE In D major TWV 55: D23 for 2 flutes, bassoon, horn, strings & b.c.
14. Ouverture  3:37
15. Menuet 1 alternat. – Menuet 2 (Doux)  3:23
16. Plainte – Gaillarde, qui s’alterne avec la Plainte (Vite)  2:49
17. Plainte – Gaillarde, qui s’alterne avec la Plainte (Vite)  0:43
18. Plainte – Gaillarde, qui s’alterne avec la Plainte (Vite)  1:27
19. Sarabande  1:22
20. Passepeid 1 alternat. – Passepied 2  1:47
21. Passacaille  2:42
22. Fanfare  1:22
Ouverture des Nations anciens et modernes in G major TWV 55: G4 for strings & b.c.
23. Ouverture  3:15
24. Menuet 1 – Menuet 2  2:27
25. Les Allemands anciens  1:35
26. Les Allemands modernes (Viste)  1:13
27. Les Suedois anciens  2:01
28. Les Suedois modernes (Viste)  0:48
29. Les Danois anciens  1:39
30. Les Danois modernes (Viste)  0:46
31. Les vieilles femmes  1:32

Total:  70:16

LINKS

http://uploading.com/files/b96eb4d7/TelemannCompleteOverturesVol1-1.rar/

http://uploading.com/files/326e861c/TelemannCompleteOverturesVol1-2.rar

http://uploading.com/files/91a1fm99/TelemannCompleteOverturesVol1-3.rar

http://uploading.com/files/d65ac68d/TelemannCompleteOverturesCovers.rar

Gabriel Faure / Maurice Durufle – Requiems

[WV, CUE, LOG, COVERS]

Performers:

Miah Persson, soprano
Malena Ernman, mezzo-soprano
Olle Persson, baritone
Ola Hakansson, cello
Mattias Wager, organ

Swedish Radio Choir
Fredrik Malmberg – conductor

BIS presents Requiems from Gabriel Faure and Maurice Durufle, two composers who wanted to express something different from other musical settings of the Mass for the Dead, something which Faure himself described as a ‘trust in eternal rest’. On this disc, the choir, directed by Fredrik Malmberg, is joined by three of Sweden’s foremost singers as well as organist Mattias Wager, who has also supplied the organ arrangement of Faure’s orchestral score.
There are so many recordings of the Requiems by Maurice Durufle and Gabriel Faure that seeing a new recording released seems excessive. But the reason this recording of these quietly spiritual works deserves attention is that it obeys the composers’ wishes for performances in the churches, without orchestra, and with only organ accompaniment for the chorus and soloists. The sound is different but to this listener (and with the forces assembled for this recording) the result is well worth the effort.
Fredrick Malmberg conducts the Swedish Radio Choir (Sveriges Radiokor), organist Mattias Wager, and soloists Malena Ernman, Olle Persson, Ola Hakansson, and Miah Persson in beautifully crafted, exquisitely sung and sensitively rendered devotional moods. The soloists are all outstanding, especially the women, and there are few performances of the Faure ‘Pie Jesu’ that can match the ethereal beauty of Miah Persson’s hauntingly beautiful rendering. The balance between the organ, the chorus and the soloists is perfect and the engineer who created this CD deserve awards for the quality of sound: the presence of hearing the works in a cathedral is captured as well as any recording on the market! Highly Recommended on every level.

Tracklist:

Maurice Durufle (1902 – 1986)

Requiem, Op.9 (1947)
01. I. Introit 3’31
02. II. Kyrie 3’36
03. III. Domine Jesu Christe 8’40
04. IV. Sanctus 3’21
05. V. Pie Jesus 3’45
06. VI. Agnus Dei 3’45
07. VII. Lux aeterna 3’43
08. VIII. Libera me 5’08
09. IX. In paradisum 3’08

Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924)

Requiem, Op.48 (1887-91) (Version with organ by Mattias Wager)
10. I. Introit et Kyrie 6’22
11. II. Offertoire 8’11
12. III. Sanctus 3’02
13. IV. Pie Jesu 3’02
14. V. Agnus Dei 5’31
15. VI. Libera me 4’17
16. VII. In paradisum 3’15

Total Time: 73’54

LINK

http://uploading.com/files/715cedc2/Durufle%2526amp%253BFaureRequiems.rar

Henry Purcell – Dido and Aeneas

[APE, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Performers:

Janet Baker
Patricia Clark
Catherine Wilson
Monica Sinclair
Raimund Herincx

The St. Anthony Singers
English Chamber Orchestra
Anthony Lewis conductor

Tracklist:

1. Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 – Overture
2. Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 – “Shake the clouds from off your brow”
3. Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 – “Ah! Belinda, I am prest”
4. Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 – “Whence could so much virtue spring?”
5. Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 – “Fear no danger”
6. Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 – “See, your Royal Guest appears”
7. Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 – “Wayward sisters”
8. Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 – “Ruin’d ere the set of sun!”
9. Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 – Ritornelle – “Thanks to these lonesome vales”
10. Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 – “Oft she visits”
11. Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 – “Behold, upon my bending spear”
12. Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 – “Stay, Prince” – “Jove’s commands shall be obey’d”
13. Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 – Prelude – “Come away, fellow sailors”
14. Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 – “See the flags”
15. Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 – “Your counsel all is urged in vain”
16. Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 – “But Death alas!”..”When I am laid in earth”
17. Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 – “With drooping wings”

LINK

http://uploading.com/files/m89m5b8m/PurcellDidoAeneas.rar

Jan Dismas Zelenka – Orchesterwerke

[WV, CUE, LOG, COVERS, BOOKLET]

Performers: Camerata Bern, Alexander van Wijnkoop
Label: Eloquence

Tracklist
1. Ouverture a 7 concertanti in F
2. Sinfonia a 8 concertanti in a – 1. (Allegro)
3. Sinfonia a 8 concertanti in a – 2. Andante
4. Sinfonia a 8 concertanti in a – 3. Capriccio: Tempo di Gavotta
5. Sinfonia a 8 concertanti in a – 4. Aria da Capriccio
6. Sinfonia a 8 concertanti in a – 5. Minuetto I-II-I
7. Hipocondrie a 7 concertanti in A
8. Concerto a 8 concertanti in G – 1. (Allegro)
9. Concerto a 8 concertanti in G – 2. Largo Cantabile
10. Concerto a 8 concertanti in G – 3. Allegro
11. Capriccio No. 2 in G – 1. (Allegro) – Aria – Canarie
12. Capriccio No. 2 in G – 2. Canarie
13. Capriccio No. 2 in G – 3. Gavotte
14. Capriccio No. 2 in G – 4. Rondeau
15. Capriccio No. 2 in G – 5. Minuetto – Trio – Minuetto

LINK

http://uploading.com/files/5e36c4a6/ZelenkaOrchesterwerke.rar/

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