2012 Harmonia

Arvo Part - Creator Spiritus (2012) {Harmonia Mundi SACD Hybrid}

Arvo Part - Creator Spiritus (2012) {Harmonia Mundi SACD Hybrid}
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi | HMU 807553
Classical / Choral / Instrumental / Chamber Music

The selections on this album of music by Estonian "holy minimalist" Arvo Pärt come from different phases of his career. One, the Solfeggio, dates from 1963, before Pärt abandoned serialism for his minimalist experiments; it was revised and simplified a good deal in 2008, however. The centerpiece (and finale), the Stabat Mater, was composed in 1985, and several of the shorter pieces date from the 2000s. The repertoire is divided between sacred choral pieces and short secular pieces of various kinds, all culminating in the giant, hypnotic, and virtually symmetrical Stabat Mater.
Schumann - Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet - Piano Quartet & Piano Quintet (2012, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122)

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartet op.47 / Piano Quintet op.44
Alexander Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet
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Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"These performances are notable for the blending of piano and strings into impeccably balanced textures. It’s an approach that’s better suited to the subtle Piano Quartet, a masterwork that owes much to classical models, than to the Piano Quintet. (…) These highly recommendable performances (…) join many other polished, modern accounts such as Takács/Hamelin and Mandelring/Le Guay that have been praised in these pages…" ~Fanfare
Sylvain Beuf Quartet - Electric Excentric (2012) {Harmonia Mundi}

Sylvain Beuf Quartet - Electric Excentric (2012) {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi / Impro Primo / Such Prod | SUCH003
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop

Pour ce 9ème album, le saxophoniste français Sylvain Beuf réunit autour de onze nouveaux titres originaux, et pour la première fois dans une formation «électrique» : le guitariste Manu Codjia, le bassiste Philippe Bussonnet et le batteur Julien Charlet. Un quartet de choc auquel se sont adjoints pour l'occasion les trompettistes Nicolas Folmer et Alex Tassel ainsi que le percussionniste ivoirien Thomas Guei.
Shostakovich - String Quartets - Jerusalem Quartet (2012) {2CD Harmonia Mundi HMG 508392.93}

Shostakovich - String Quartets - Jerusalem Quartet (2012) {2CD Harmonia Mundi HMG 508392.93}
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi | HMG 508392.93
Classical / Chamber Music

A judicious coupling of Shostakovich recordings by the Jerusalem Quartet who have won BBC Music Magazine Awards no less than three times. “Vivid, profoundly intelligent accounts of six of Shostakovich's Quartets. The Jerusalems prove eloquent exponents of these works' tragic intensity and bittersweet lyricism.” - BBC Music Magazine, February 2013.
Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}

Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi / World Village | WVF 479046~47
World / International

Since 1996, during the height of the Provençal summer, the beautiful, historic city of Arles has hosted the Festival Les Suds - a joyous musical alchemy that combines singing, music and dance and both explores and redefines the cultural heart of southern Europe (and beyond). Over the course of a week, music from around the world resounds like a universal language. This deluxe, greatest hits package from World Village features highlights recorded over the festival's last decade.
Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}

Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}
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© 2012 Globe / KPP | GLO5252
Classical / Choral / Instrumental

A new release from the revered Netherlands Chamber Choir, featuring works by Arvo Pärt. This time the choir teams up with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in a mixed program of chamber orchestra, choral, and choral a cappella works. The main course on this CD is the rarely recorded and monumental Te Deum. Young Estonian conductor Risto Joost delivers a reading that is rich and inspired.
Various Artists - Early Music: From Ancient Times To The Renaissance (2010) [10CD BoxSet] {Harmonia Mundi}

Various Artists - Early Music: From Ancient Times To The Renaissance (2010) [10CD BoxSet] {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2005, 2010 Harmonia Mundi | HMX 2918163 72
Classical / Chamber Music / Early Music

Originally issued in the Century series in 2005,this EARLYMUSIC set by the artists of harmonia mundi now returns to invite you to travel the centuries in music. In 10 CDs and more than 12 hours listening, this unique guide will allow you to (re)discover the music of the past and develop your musical knowledge. Each CD is accompanied by a detailed booklet dealing with the musical, historical and geographical context, closely linked with key elements from the visual arts of the appropriate period. From the ancient world to 1600: the pleasure of discovery is complete, for eyes and ears alike!
Virginie Teychene - Bright And Sweet (2012) {Jazz Village Harmonia Mundi}

Virginie Teychene - Bright And Sweet (2012) {Jazz Village Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2012 Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi | JV 570012
Jazz / Vocal Jazz

This album confirms it, Virginie Teychené is a musician with a voice. She strolls through her imaginary museum dedicated to jazz singer-songwriters and brings her own light to each of its rooms. A grazing light in Familiar Dream, a bright light in Tight, the light of dawn in I'm Gonna Go Fishing and that of dusk in Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. The contributions of her co-musicians are intense due to their restraint; Gérard Maurin's weightless double-bass arrangements, Stéphane Bernard's chiaroscuro piano playing, Jean-Pierre Arnaud's dance-like drumming, and last but not least, Éric Le Lann's inspired trumpet playing, all make Bright and Sweet an exemplary jazz album, where all the miniatures that make it up are in fact merely beginnings.
Telemann - La Chasse, Tragikomische Suites - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (1999) {Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901654}

Telemann - La Chasse, Tragikomische Suites - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (1999) {Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901654}
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© 1999 Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901654
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

Telemann: Suites for Orchestra: La Chasse / Tragikomische Suite is 1999 Harmonia Mundi recording played by the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Roman Hinke has written the music and Derek Yeld has translated them into English. Also included is a short biography of Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Highly recommended. 5/5.
David Bates, La Nuova Musica - Handel: Il pastor fido 1712 (2012)

David Bates, La Nuova Musica - Handel: Il pastor fido 1712 (2012)
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Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907585.86 | Recorded: 2010

Nominated for a South Bank Show newcomers' award, the sprightly early music group La Nuova Musica stake their unique claim: Handel's Il pastor fido has never been recorded before in this 1712 version, though some of the fine music pops up in later incarnations. Its pastoral colours make a strong contrast with the extrovert Rinaldo, Handel's first opera for London; the sensual orchestration is beautifully realised here, but heavy vibrato is in evidence in several of the resonantly recorded voices, which often overwhelm the continuo. Lucy Crowe's magnificent soprano is allowed full rein, and I enjoyed both Anna Dennis and Clint van der Linde, an outstanding countertenor. An auspicious debut.
–The Observer