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Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:03 | 142 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-2252

The Helsinki Chamber Choir (Helsingin kamarikuoro) was founded in 1962 as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and assumed its current name in 2005. It is currently Finland’s only professional chamber choir. The choir’s Artistic Director from 2005–2007 was Kimmo Hakola. Since 2007 Nils Schweckendiek has been responsible for the group's artistic planning.
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Joseph Wicks - Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor (2018) [24/96]

Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Joseph Wicks - Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:22 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice with a new recording of choral works by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Many of the works were composed in the years immediately following the event, including O clap your hands, Lord, thou hast been our refuge and the Mass in G minor which leads the programme. Vaughan Williams turned his attention to liturgical music following his service as a wagon orderly during the Great War.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 100 min | 6,94 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch | Recorded: 1999

When the historic Theatre du Chatelet in Paris re-opened after a period of extensive refurbishment, the first two productions mounted in the theatre were Gluck’s Alceste and Orphée et Eurydice.
Both operas were sung in their French versions and were mounted and designed by Robert Wilson and conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. This was the first time Wilson and Gardiner had collaborated and their individual credentials combined to produce an exceptional result.
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - O lux beata Trinitas (2018)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - O lux beata Trinitas (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 290 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:14:54
Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Graham Ross concludes his exploration of music for the liturgical calendar with a programme focusing on the Holy Trinity, as reflected in music of the Russian and British traditions. From the works of the New Russian Choral School led by Tchaikovsky to more modern pieces such as those of Britten, with excursions into the Renaissance and contemporary creation, Graham Ross skilfully brings out the multiple correspondences between the choral traditions that have become established over the centuries around the mystery of the Trinity.
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - O lux beata Trinitas (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - O lux beata Trinitas (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:48 minutes | 1.17 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A joyful Trinity: Graham Ross concludes his exploration of music for the liturgical calendar with a programme focusing on the Holy Trinity, as reflected in music of the Russian and British traditions. From the works of the New Russian Choral School led by Tchaikovsky to more modern pieces such as those of Britten, with excursions into the Renaissance and contemporary creation, Graham Ross skilfully brings out the multiple correspondences between the choral traditions that have become established over the centuries around the mystery of the Trinity.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 133 min | 7,68 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch | Recorded: 1999

Rebelling against the increasingly formulaic operas of the time, Christoph Willibald Gluck's "reformist" opera Alceste (1767) was a successful attempt to return to a purer form of musical drama. It is highly appropriate that this 1999 production of the revised 1776 Paris version should be conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir, the same forces responsible for many fine Bach performances equally emphasizing character and text. In setting the tragic story of the profound love between Queen Alceste and her husband King Admète, Gluck provided a score of austere, rending beauty.
Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Hervé Niquet & Flemish Radio Choir - Halévy: La Reine de Chypre (2018) [24/88]

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Hervé Niquet & Flemish Radio Choir - Halévy: La Reine de Chypre (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 154:22 minutes | 2.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Berlioz wrote of Halévy’s La Reine de Chypre (1841): ‘Its success will at least equal that of La Juive. And Wagner added: ‘It is in La Reine de Chypre that Halévy’snew style hasappeared with themost brilliance and success.’ So several voices – and those by no means insignificant – have declared thiswork,written six years after LaJuive, to be its composer’s masterpiece.
Chamber Choir of Europe / Nicol Matt - Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Complete) (2002) (10 CDs Box Set)

Chamber Choir of Europe / Nicol Matt - Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Complete) (2002) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 09:29:45 min | Covers included | 2,32 Gb
Genre: Classical, Choral, Chamber Music / Label: Brilliant Classics

Of all the nearly forgotten music by Mendelssohn, the most nearly completely forgotten is his music for chorus. Only his songs come close to being as almost entirely ignored, but because a few of them have earned a place in the recital hall, even they have a more prominent place in the repertoire. This 10-disc Brilliant set of Mendelssohn's complete choral works featuring the Chamber Choir of Europe under Nicol Matt addresses this problem even though it may not solve it. The performances are uniformly excellent. The Choir has a smooth tone and superb diction and Matt elicits from them polished balanced and ardent interpretations.

Choir & Organ – May/June 2018  Magazines

Posted by Inshuf at April 23, 2018
Choir & Organ – May/June 2018

Choir & Organ – May/June 2018
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 23.9 MB
Oleg Malov, Tatiana Melentieva, Piotr Migunov & Lege Artis Choir - Knaifel: Lukomoriye (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Oleg Malov, Tatiana Melentieva, Piotr Migunov & Lege Artis Choir - Knaifel: Lukomoriye (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:39 minutes | 455 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The fourth New Series album from the St Petersburg-based composer Alexander Knaifel may be his most wide-ranging to date, voyaging from the sacred to the secular and back again via several inspired detours. It includes two Prayers to the Holy Spirit, movingly performed by the Lege Artis Choir. Tatiana Melentieva sings Bliss, based on Alexander Pushkin’s poem, and the great Russian poet is cross-referenced with St Ephraim the Syrian in O Lord of All My Life (A Poem and a Prayer) sung by Piotr Migunov.