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Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op. 58

Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op. 58

Live from the KKL Concert Hall, Lucerne March 3 2015


Erin Wall (soprano), Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano), Christian Elsner (tenor), Liang Li (bass)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons

"... stood the mournful Mother weeping" whispers the chorus after the orchestral introduction of Antonín Dvorák 's most celebrated choral work, the Stabat Mater Op. 58. As the work builds to include the four vocal soloists, the obsessively repeated main motif of a descending chromatic line begins to work its magic on the rapt audience.

And under the baton of Mariss Jansons, the Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk, graced with four superb soloists, take us to a higher sphere of artistry, where hushed tones alternate with glorious fortissimi. Next to a Bruckner symphony performed by Jansons and his ensemble, the Stabat Mater was, in the words of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, "the second high point of this year's Lucerne Easter Festival," the venue of our concert. Jansons sees within it a broad, profound range of sorrow. Having begun the work in late 1875 / early 1876, but soon set aside, Dvorák returned to it after two tragedies befell him and plunged him into an uncharacteristically melancholic mood: the accidental death of his 11-month-old daughter Rose and the succumbing to smallpox of his three-year-old son Otakar. Yet even stricken with grief, Dvorák could not resist writing simple, folk-like, life-affirming melodies for his luminous Stabat Mater. To master these tragic events, the devout Catholic Dvorák sought comfort and strength in God and in the composition of a work dedicated to the Mother of Sorrows.

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Mendelssohn & Beethoven: Violin Concertos

Mendelssohn & Beethoven: Violin Concertos


Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002: Sarabande

encore

Sarabande from Partita No. 2 in D minor

encore

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64


The Daily Telegraph describes Nikolaj Znaider as "the most stimulating young musician playing today, drawing on musical intelligence, perception and dynamism to give performances of rare intensity.” This release presents one of the world's foremost violinists playing two landmark concertos, accompanied by the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester ‐ "one of Europe's finest orchestras" (The Guardian) ‐ under the baton of its music director Riccardo Chailly.

It was the Gewandhausorchester that, in 1845, first performed Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor. Mendelssohn himself had conducted Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major several times and helped this milestone in the history of music to its great breakthrough.

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Running Time: 84:49 min

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Nielsen: Saul & David

Nielsen: Saul & David


Johan Reuter, Ann Petersen, Susanne Resmark, Niels-Jorgen Riis & Michael Christensen

The Royal Danish Orchestra & The Royal Danish Opera Chorus, Michael Schønwandt

This DVD presents a spectacular new production of Carl Nielsen's dramatic debut opera, Saul & David from 1901 - a production marking the Royal Danish Opera’s celebration of the composer's 150th anniversary in 2015.

King Saul, bitterly jealous of young David, who won the favour of the people by defeating the giant Goliath, is staged in a highly original fashion by acclaimed English director and Nielsen enthusiast David Pountney, who updates the Biblical story to our own time, lending it psychological and political undertones.

The performance is conducted by Nielsen expert Michael Schønwandt and presents an array of Denmark's leading singers with Johan Reuter in the demanding role of King Saul, Niels-Jørgen Riis as David and Ann Petersen as his beloved Mikal.

“Johan Reuter is overwhelmingly good in what may be the best role of his life.” Opernwelt

“The renowned Nielsen interpreter Michael Schønwandt conducted with great love for the music that never smothered it: drawing warm and polished playing from the orchestra, he gave the impression of really channeling and shaping the music as it pulsed through him” Opera Magazine

Total duration: 2h 12min (132 minutes)

Booklet essays by director David Pountney and Nielsen scholar Knud Ketting

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Dieter Schnebel: Andante con Moto

Dieter Schnebel: Andante con Moto

A film by Susanne Elgeti


Dieter Schnebel, composer and theologian, was born in 1930 and has become one of the foremost composers of contemporary music. Susanne Elgeti’s film is a sensitive portrait of this multi-faceted personality, vividly conveying Schnebel’s relationship to music, which resists all dogmatic restrictions. In the midst of the moving private situation he shared with his wife of many years, Iris Schnebel-Kaschnitz, we see the evolution of Schnebel’s latest large composition, 'Utopien'. The film gradually reveals not only the broad range of the composer’s music and ideas, but also provides insights into the personal challenges of old age. An authentic look into the life and work of one of the most important participants in the musical developments of the 20th and 21st centuries.

BONUS: 20-minute interview with Dieter Schnebel

Ca. 110 min | Deutsch | English subtitles | Stereo | DVD 9 | PAL | Country Code: 0

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Gallipoli Symphony

Gallipoli Symphony


Omar Faruk Tekbilek: Gelibolu

Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns: He poroporoaki (Farewell)

Graeme Koehne: The Voyage

Peter Sculthorpe: Thoughts of Home

Elena Kats-Chernin: The Landing

Kamran Ince: The Invasion

Ross Harris: God Pity Us Poor Soldiers

Andrew Schultz: The August Offensive

Ross Edwards: The Trenches Are Empty Now

Demir Demirkan: Hope of the Higher Heart

Graeme Koehne: Future

Chris Latham: One Hundred Seconds For One Hundred Years

Special Feature: The Gallipoli Symphony – A Creative Journey (featuring interviews with the composers)


Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Cottis

The story of the Gallipoli campaign is everlasting. It is a story of endeavour, courage, tragedy, great achievements and great sacrifices. It is a story of young nations and old coming together in conflict.

The Gallipoli Symphony is a major composition produced by internationally respected composers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. It represents the first time ever that composers from three nations that fought in the campaign have collaborated on a single commemorative work of this scale.

The Gallipoli Symphony is structured into parts, like chapters in a book, each themed around an element of the campaign - from the farewell to the New Zealander troops as they began their journey across the world, to the battle fields after the invasion and, finally, hope for a brighter future.

The Symphony received its world-premiere performance in the magnificent Hagia Irene in Istanbul on 4 August 2015, featuring renowned musicians from each of the three nations as well as the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis. This DVD, filmed by the ABC, presents that remarkable performance, capturing a moment of huge cultural and historical significance.

The DVD also includes interviews with the composers in a documentary feature Gallipoli Symphony - A Creative Journey.

Music composed by:

Demir Demirkan / Ross Edwards / Gareth Farr / Ross Harris / Kamran Ince / Elena Kats-Chernin / Graeme Koehne / Chris Latham / Richard Nunns / Andrew Schultz / Peter Sculthorpe / Omar Faruk Tekbilek

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Mozart: String Quintets Nos. 1-6 (Complete)

Mozart: String Quintets Nos. 1-6 (Complete)


Renaud Capuçon, Alina Ibragimova (violins), Gérard Caussé, Léa Hennino (violas) & Clemens Hagen (cello)

The rarely performed string quintets for two violins, two violas and cello, which Mozart produced in his last four years, show him at his best. With this sleeping giant of his chamber output – well-wrought, deeply expressive chamber music – he created benchmark models for the genre which make it hard not to speculate on what its future might have been had Mozart not died so young. The textural richness and warmth provided by the two violas was an attraction, as was the increased freedom allowed the cello. The extra instrument also enabled Mozart to draw upon a broader set of partnerships, dialogues and accompaniment combinations within the group, in almost symphonic fashion.

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Music - A Journey for Life - Riccardo Chailly

Music - A Journey for Life - Riccardo Chailly

A Portrait by Paul Smaczny


Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16


“Without inner fire, without physical energy, this profession would be unthinkable,” according to Riccardo Chailly, in whose style of conducting accuracy and elegance are unforgettably united with an inexhaustible temperament. This is clear in Music – A Journey for Life, the first film portrait of the Italian maestro, which accompanies him working with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, at La Scala in Milan, and in rehearsals for La Bohème at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia. Chailly’s impressive physical and mental strength lend a uniquely personal dynamic to the musical processes and the collaboration between the conductor and musicians. Music – A Journey for Life also reveals the private person Riccardo Chailly, for whom the rigorous study of scores and time with his family are as important as a steady routine is not.

Also included on this DVD is a fiery performance of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the amazing and inspired playing of Lars Vogt. With animated tempi, rhythmic precision, and pointed articulation, Vogt and Chailly let us hear the work as if for the first time.

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Running Time Film: 53:34 min

Running Time Concert: 39:33 min

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Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean

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Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)

Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)


In 1610, Monteverdi gave his Vespers for the Virgin in Mantua before conquering the Basilica of Saint Mark in Venice. This was the first great sacred masterpiece of the Baroque. Following the brilliant Orfeo (1607), the Vespers borrow its opening fanfare and positioned Monteverdi as the leading composer of his time.

J. E. Gardiner founded the Monteverdi Choir, one of the world’s finest choruses, specifically for this work, which he conducted for the first time in 1964 and subsequently recorded twice. With the present recording, where the image ideally accompanies the music, J. E. Gardiner wanted to make more perceptible the spatialisation that characterized Venetian music, by using the specific architecture and different levels of the Chapelle Royale at Versailles.

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Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse, Op. 97

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse, Op. 97


Corinne & Gilles Benizio

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

The Niquet, Shirley & Dino trio was formed on the occasion of Purcell’s King Arthur, a show that marked the lyric stage and the world of the DVD. Five years later, their complicity has been further reinforced, and they present a work close to Hervé Niquet’s heart: Boismortier’s Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse.

This opera-ballet, written for Carnival and first performed in Paris in 1743, occupies a particular place in Hervé Niquet’s career since it was the first work played by Le Concert Spirituel 27 years ago: ‘In addition to being composed by a genius of the Enlightenment, this comic opera is a gem of music, wit and humour,’ says he.

The wit of the famous Benizio couple is felicitously expressed in this story of which they have rewritten the comedy scenes, which had disappeared: ‘From this succession of episodes, one more incongruous than the next, from this incredible accumulation of remarkably constructed gags (Niquet as Don Quichotte, Corinne Benizio/Shirley in a hilarious cantadora number, accompanied by Hervé Niquet with castanets, Gilles/Dino singing - not too badly! - a courtly air with harpsichord whilst the hysterical Duchess bellows in the wings), ensues a perfectly mad show’ (ResMusica).

The whole thing with all the necessary strictness in reproducing the music... Worth noting: the performance of the singer-actors and the splendid costumes and sets. A total spectacle filmed at the Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles.

Bonus: a 52-minute documentary on the behind-the-scenes preparation of the production.

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The Story of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Story of Nine Lessons and Carols

The 2014 Service in Truro Cathedral and documentary of the history of the nine lessons and carols on DVD, plus audio CD of the 1880 reconstruction Service.


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV729 'In dulci jubilo'

Darke:

In the Bleak Midwinter

Edmundson:

Vom Himmel hoch (Toccata-Prelude IV)

Gauntlett:

Once in Royal David's city

Joubert:

There Is No Rose

Mendelssohn:

Hark! the herald angels sing

Pascoe, R:

The Salutation Carol

Rutter:

What sweeter music

Stopford:

I wonder as I wander

trad.:

Quem pastores laudavere

arr. Short

I saw three ships

Of the Father's heart begotten

O little town of Bethlehem

Vaughan Williams:

The truth sent from above

Wade, J F:

O come, all ye faithful


Jeremy Summerly (presenter) & Luke Bond (organ)

Truro Cathedral Choir

Since its birth in Truro in 1880, Bishop Benson’s Nine Lessons service has travelled all over the world, not least due to the annual broadcast from King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve. With this release, we trace the story of the service from the first Nine Lessons service on Christmas eve 1880 as it has developed in Truro.

There is an audio-only CD recording of the reconstruction of the first 1880 service, a documentary about the history of the service in Truro, presented by Jeremy Summerly, and a full DVD Video recording of the Nine Lessons service as it took place on 23rd December 2014 in Truro Cathedral.

This is the first DVD by Truro Cathedral Choir, and the first choral DVD on the Regent Records label. The present day Truro Nine Lessons service strives to be, as it was for Benson in 1880, an act of worship that truly engages the people of Cornwall with the Christmas story. Capturing this spirit, and documenting Truro’s part in the history of Nine Lessons will add a new dimension to the way Benson’s service is experienced in the twenty-first century.

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