Ligeti Requiem

Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 13, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)

György Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Liliana Poli, soprano; Barbro Ericson, mezzo-soprano
Sinfonie-Orchester Des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt, conducted by Michael Gielen
Gertie Charlent, soprano; Marie-Thérèse Cahn, alto; William Pearson, baritone
Internationales Kammerensemble Darmstadt, conducted by Bruno Maderna

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 173 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Covers included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: WERGO | # WER 60045-50 | 00:49:39

György Ligeti's "Requiem" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, two mixed choirs and orchestra is one of his most impressive compositions - especially, when directed by Michael Gielen - and at the same time "the" requiem of the 20th century: Sound which is chromatically layered moves gradually from the lower registers to the higher, thus changing from mourning sounds into the promise of the eternal light. In the Kyrie the polyphonic net which was previously static begins to move gently. It was a part of this composition that Stanley Kubrick used to accompany the discovery of the monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey". Also on this WERGO disc are two other essential works, "Aventures" and "Nouvelles Aventures", highly theatrical and justly celebrated choral works.

Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at Jan. 30, 2018
Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 05:26:35 min | 1,16 Gb | Scans -> 43 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Teldec

This Teldec collection was a project close to György Ligeti’s heart – the pioneering Hungarian composer was actively involved in the recording process up until his death in 2006. The artists had long-standing relationships with Ligeti and his work, both in the studio and in concert: pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Schönberg and Asko Ensembles led by Reinbert de Leeuw.
Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem for a Certain Polka
Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (piano version) (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor
Anna Górecka, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.572872 | Time: 01:09:31

These four works, written between 1973 and 1993, fully reflect Górecki’s expressive variety. The Little Requiem for a Certain Polka, for piano and thirteen instruments, combines a wide range of moods. The Concerto-Cantata, which received its world première from the soloist on this recording, alternates a moving vein of melancholy with a charged, violent energy. The radical, energetic Harpsichord Concerto is heard here in the version for piano, performed by the composer’s daughter. The Three Dances are hugely approachable and full of exciting contrast.
Susanne Van Els, Cappella Amsterdam, MusikFabrik & Daniel Reuss - Ligeti: Lux aeterna (2007/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Susanne Van Els, Cappella Amsterdam, MusikFabrik & Daniel Reuss - Ligeti: Lux aeterna (2007/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 64:22 minutes | 566 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Both Ligeti and Heppener belong to the generation born in the 1920s which formed the basis for the post-war avant-garde. 'Lux Aeterna', used by Stanley Kubrick in his film '2001: A Space Odyssey', marked the installation of a new musical language. The later 'Sonata for solo viola' simultaneously evokes the polyphony of the 14th century and certain varieties of ethnic music. 'Im Gestein', a cycle of lieder to poems by Paul Celan which won Heppener the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize in 1993, was here recorded for the first time in 2008.
Wells Cathedral Choir, The Nash Ensemble, Matthew Owens - Bob Chilcott: Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012) [Repost]

Bob Chilcott - Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012)
Wells Cathedral Choir; The Nash Ensemble; Matthew Owens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67650 | Time: 01:19:38

As a composer of sacred music, Bob Chilcott has found his own niche by writing accessible choral works that speak to contemporary sensibilities. As has been noted frequently, his Requiem evokes Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, mostly through its gentle feeling and serene melodies, though without imitating their style or content. Rather, it has its own mix of somber harmonies and fluid, chantlike lines, and the expression of the work is a little cooler and darker. Chilcott's music admits occasional and mild dissonance, though the orientation is strongly modal and the harmonies always feel like a natural result of the counterpoint. Chilcott's Salisbury Motets, Downing Service, and three shorter pieces share the same modern Anglican style, which is approachable and easy to follow. The Wells Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Matthew Owens, sings with a pure tone and clear diction, and the sound of the recordings is quite resonant, thanks to the responsive acoustics of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.
Oxford Baroque, Christ Church Cathedral Choir & Stephen Darlington - Francesco Durante: Requiem (2016) [24/96]

Oxford Baroque, Christ Church Cathedral Choir & Stephen Darlington - Francesco Durante: Requiem (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:02 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

An exciting new collaboration between some of the UK’s most eminent musical ensembles sees Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir, one of the world's oldest and best-known cathedral choirs, joins forces with soloists from The Sixteen and Oxford Baroque on this new recording of Francesco Durante’s Requiem Mass in C minor.
Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

Joonas Kokkonen - Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)
Jan Lehtola (organ); Suvi Väyrynen (soprano); Joose Vähäsöyrinki (baritone)
Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | # TOCC0434 | Time: 00:55:33

The music of Joonas Kokkonen (1921–96), one of the most important Finnish composers after Sibelius, radiates warmth and light. His limited output is largely introvert in character but also contains moments of grandeur and rhythmic energy. Kokkonen’s Requiem (1980–81), written in memory of his first wife, is both a powerful choral symphony and a tender, moving embodiment of consolation. Originally scored for large orchestra, the Requiem is heard here in a new version for organ intended to bring the work within the reach of smaller forces. This first recording is complemented by the first complete recording of Kokkonen’s four works for solo organ.
René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem (2017)

René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Süssmayr - Dutron 2016 Completion)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 45:55 min | 225 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

1791: a busy year for Mozart who, when he received a commission for a Requiem, was already working on Die Zauberflöte and had a deadline to deliver La clemenza di Tito. Everyone knows what happened next: the commission postponed, exhaustion and death, a work left unfinished and which, after several composers were approached, was finally completed by Süssmayr. This version gradually became established as the closest to Mozart’s intentions, but is not free of faulty part-writing and orchestration.
René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Süssmayr - Dutron 2016 Completion) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:55 minutes | 806 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

1791: a busy year for Mozart who, when he received a commission for a Requiem, was already working on Die Zauberflöte and had a deadline to deliver La clemenza di Tito. Everyone knows what happened next: the commission postponed, exhaustion and death, a work left unfinished and which, after several composers were approached, was finally completed by Süssmayr. This version gradually became established as the closest to Mozart’s intentions, but is not free of faulty part-writing and orchestration.
LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

Antonín Dvořák - Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs
Lisa Milne, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo soprano; Peter Auty, tenor; Peter Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: LPO | # LPO-0042 | Time: 01:24:41

Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvorák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvorák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'. It's a conviction stamped through the composer's illuminating, fervent score.