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
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
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.
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 - 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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DVD5 -> 2.30 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | ~ 65 min | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ISO Image
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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.
Stile Antico & Fretwork - Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart: Tudor & Jacobean music for private devotion (2012) [24/88]

Stile Antico & Fretwork - Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart: Tudor & Jacobean music for private devotion (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:35 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For its latest recording on Harmonia Mundi, Stile Antico is joined by the outstanding viol consort Fretwork to explore the wealth of sacred music written not for church performance, but for the court and for the home. Sung entirely in English, this fascinating programme spans two centuries and a vast range of styles, from the austerity of Browne and Taverner to the harmonic daring of Tomkins and Ramsey, and from the smallest works by Campion and Dowland to the great verse anthems of Gibbons and Amner.

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - Kissed By The Sun (2012) {Socan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 21, 2017
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - Kissed By The Sun (2012) {Socan}

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - Kissed By The Sun (2012) {Socan}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Gabriel is back with another funky contemporary jazz album, collaboration with Jeff Lorber (keys, g, b). In addition Brian Bromberg (b), Chuck Loeb (g), Rock Hendricks (sax) and Rob Tardik (g) all make guest appearances. Hasselbach plays trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone and flute. He soars, soothes and keeps the melodies crisp. They waste no time getting down to business with the opener "King James", the first of ten cuts that sizzle. Gabriel and company are energized and when you plug this one in you too will be Kissed By The Sun!
Henning Kraggerud, Bugge Wesseltoft - Bugge & Henning: Last Spring (2012/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Henning Kraggerud, Bugge Wesseltoft - Bugge & Henning: Last Spring (2012/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:02 minutes | 1,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As the title implies, "Last Spring" is a revisiting of the joys of springtime. It is not an exulting, whirling awakening, but a sustained, minimalistic meditation, oriented strongly towards the details, the variance of the melodies and the breadth and beauty of the sound. It is based on the most perfect interaction possible: soft piano melts into the pizzicato melodies that Henning Kraggerud entices out of his 1744 Guarneri violin, his Harald Lund viola and his unique six-stringed viola Concorda.
Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla - Sarasate: Music for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2012)

Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla - Sarasate: Music for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2012)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570893

Anyone interested in stunning violin artistry should buy this amazing disc straightaway. It’s one of the best things I’ve heard in a long time. I hadn’t come across Tianwa Yang’s Sarasate series for Naxos before but I will certainly search out the other discs as a matter of some urgency. Her playing is simply extraordinary - no wonder she’s been described as “A Pride of China”. This isn’t one of those flashy, hollow, 20-notes-a-second recitals that quite frankly drive me to distraction.