Swedish Choir

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Brahms: Mass & Motets (2014) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Brahms: Mass & Motets (2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 58:15 minutes | 1,3 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 58:15 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With its 32 professional singers, the Swedish Radio Choir forms an instrument with a range from the most delicate a cappella tones to oratorios of enormous power and versatility. Every individual is allowed his or her place in the group, resulting in an exclusive expressiveness – the Swedish Radio Choir’s unique sound. The Swedish Radio Choir, which is one of the world’s most respected a cappella ensembles, was founded in 1925, but it was not until 25 years later (1952), under the leadership of their new principal conductor Eric Ericson, that the choir began to develop into the flexible instrument that it has now become. And every principal conductor after him has also contributed to the character of the choir, adding new colour and accomplishments. The present principal conductor, since the autumn of 2007, is Peter Dijkstra.
Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds 2 (2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds 2 (2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 76:10 minutes | 1,75 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 76:10 minutes | 1,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following on the success of their Nordic Sounds release, Peter Dijkstra and the Swedish Radio Choir return with a second volume of music in the series, this time focusing on the use of traditional Swedish folk songs in contemporary choral music. The disc's repertoire ranges from Jan Sandstrom's arrangements of improvised folk songs of the Sami people - whose singing is among the earliest continuing vocal traditions of Europe - to recent works such as the sixteen-part Kosijat by Jaakko Mantyjarvi, one of the best-known contemporary composers in Finland. The disc concludes with Anders Hillborg's twelve-minute Muoayiayaoum which explores a phonetic sequence of vowels that open and close. The level of vocal virtuosity that Dijkstra elicits from his singers is breathtaking and the choir's performances are a lesson in vocal precision.
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.
Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds (2010) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Nordic Sounds: Music of Sven-David Sandström (2010)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 63:47 minutes | 1,46 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 63:47 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sven-David Sandström has acknowledged that it was thanks to Ingmar Månsson he began composing for choir. All the pieces are simply wonderful choral writing and the sound of this release is terrific. This is very demanding music and the level of vocal virtuosity that Peter Dijkstra elicits from the singers, collectively, is breathtaking.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Robin Ticciati - Hector Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette (2016) [24/96]

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Robin Ticciati - Hector Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 93:57 minutes | 1.62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Ticciati has previously recorded Symphonie Fantastique, Les nuits d'été & La mort de Cléopâtre and L'enfance du Christ; the latter was named Gramophone's 'Top Choice' recording of this repertoire.
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Gävle Symfoniorkester & Jaime Martin - Brahms: Works for Choir & Orchestra (2017)

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Gävle Symfoniorkester & Jaime Martin - Brahms: Works for Choir & Orchestra
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:02 min | 261 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The series of Brahms recordings on Ondine with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Jaime Martín follow up with this recording of works for choir and orchestra together with the prestigious Eric Ericson Chamber Choir.
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.
Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, David Parry - A Hundred Years of Italian Opera (1820-1830) (1995)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, David Parry - A Hundred Years of Italian Opera (1820-1830) (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:42:15 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Opera Rara | Catalog: ORCH104

The "100 Years of Italian Opera" series released by Opera Rara is unique in the annals of opera recordings. However, this installment is especially exciting as it documents the evolution of Italian opera during the 1820's, the decade when romanticism truly began to come into its own on the operatic stage. Opera Rara has lovingly compiled a variety of arcana written by composers famous and forgotten. Included is everything from overtures to arias, duets, ensembles, and entire scenes.
Iris & Ofer Portugaly With Their Israeli Gospel Choir - Adon Haselichot (2013)

Iris & Ofer Portugaly With Their Israeli Gospel Choir - Adon Haselichot (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 424.92 Mb + 41.35 Mb (Scans) | 1:05:06
Jazz Vocal, Gospel, Ethno-Jazz | Country: Israel | Label: High Fidelity

Iris Portugaly is a vocalist, drummer, composer and performer and the academic director of the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.Ofer Portugaly is a pianist, musical director, composer and arranger and a senior faculty member at the Rimon School. Iris and Ofer Portugaly met in 1987, on the steps of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. During their stay there, they formed a jazz quartet with two more Bostonian musicians, and started performing in Boston jazz clubs. The couple has performed over the years, with their quartet, in countless concerts and festivals in Israel and abroad, and collaborated with Israeli and international jazz artists.
Sharon Bezaly, Anne Manson, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mari Takano: LigAlien (2011)

Sharon Bezaly, Anne Manson, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mari Takano: LigAlien (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:47 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1453

BIS present a disc of works by the Japanese composer Mari Takano, composed between 2003 and 2009. The four duos and trios that share the title LigAlien are all results of the idea of what would it be like to implant ‘alien’ music into one of Ligeti’s works. Interspersing the four 'LigAliens' are two solo pieces, Jungibility for piano and Full Moon for violin and electronics, which also embrace a wealth of ideas both musical and otherwise from Duke Ellington, Omar Sosa and Stockhausen (Jungibility) and Björk, Pina Bausch and Miles Davis (Full Moon).