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Transmigration

Transmigration


Adams, J:

On The Transmigration of Souls

Barber:

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Agnus Dei

Corigliano, J:

Elegy

Higdon:

Dooryard Bloom

World Premiere Recording


Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano

This new recording by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano bears the title “Transmigration”, and is a collection of hymns and requiems for those we wish to honour and remember.

The featured pieces are Samuel Barber’s universal expressions of loss, “Adagio for Strings” and the vocal transcription “Agnus Dei”, John Corigliano’s “Elegy” to lost youth, Jennifer Higdon’s setting of poetry about Abraham Lincoln, “Dooryard Bloom”, and John Adams’s reflection of personal grief for the victims of the World Trade Centre tragedy on September 11, 2001, “On the Transmigration of Souls”. The ASO is joined on this piece by the Gwinnett Young singers and the soloist in “Dooryard Bloom” is the baritone Nmon Ford.

Robert Spano is recognised internationally as one of the brightest and most imaginative conductors of his generation. His achievements include a 2005 Grammy Award (“Best Choral Album”) for Berlioz’s Requiem and two 2003 Grammy Awards (“Best Classical Album” and “Best Choral Album”) for Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony.

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Vintage Cinema (SACD)

Vintage Cinema (SACD)


TRACKLIST

1. Main title and Entrance of King Kong from King Kong

2. Robin Hood and his Merry Men from The Adventures of Robin Hood

3. Suite from Spellbound

4. Selections from The Red Pony

5. Suite from Sunset Boulevard

6. Suite from A Streetcar Named Desire

7. Suite from A Place in the Sun

8. Selections from on the Waterfront

9. Overture from North by Northwest

10. Overture to El Cid

11. Main Title from To Kill a Mockingbird

12. The Ride of the Cossacks from Taras Bulba


This disc showcases developing musical styles used in films spanning nearly 30 years, beginning with Max Steiner’s theme to the original King Kong (1933) and moving on to merry old England for Eric Wolfgang Korngold’s theme to the spectacular 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood. Alfred Hitchcock understood the vital role music plays in film. Miklós Rózsa’s suite from the 1945 thriller Spellbound captures the psychological suspense with the unique timbre of a theremin - Rózsa won his first Oscar for this score. Legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann’s overture to Hitchcock’s “wrong man” thriller, North by Northwest (1959) is next in the tracklist.

Aaron Copland lent his considerable talents to Hollywood on several occasions, including the 1947 screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony, selections from the folk-like score are included here. Two Oscar-winning scores by Franz Waxman, one from Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard, as well as A Place in the Sun the following year, deliver quintessential 50’s film music. Next is Alex North’s New Orleans-spiced 1951 score for A Streetcar Named Desire, the first important Hollywood score to incorporate jazz. The great Leonard Bernstein scored only one film, but On the Waterfront (1954) is widely regarded as cinematic classic.

Vintage Cinema then turns to the 1960s in its three final tracks: Rózsa’s Spanish-flavoured overture to the lavish Charlton Heston epic, El Cid (1961), Elmer Bernstein’s main title theme from To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), and the rousing “Ride of the Cossacks” from Taras Bulba, a 1962 film scored again by the inimitable Franz Waxman.

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Puccini: La Bohème

Puccini: La Bohème


Marcus Haddock (Rodolfo), Christopher Schaldenbrand (Schaunard), Fabio Capitanucci (Marcello), Denis Sedov (Colline), Norah Amsellem (Mimi), Georgia Jarman (Musetta), Kevin Glavin (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Gwinnett Toung Singers, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano

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Brahms - A German Requiem (SACD)

Brahms - A German Requiem (SACD)


Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45


Twyla Robinson (soprano) & Mariusz Kwiecien (baritone)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Spano

Johannes Brahms wrote Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45, following the deaths of his mother and Robert Schumann, his mentor. Although Brahms based his Requiem on scriptural passages, beginning and ending the work with a blessing “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4), he didn’t write it as a religious piece concerning itself with the souls of the departed, but as a cantata whose message is of comfort, acceptance, peace, and serenity for those left behind.

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Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 (SACD)

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 (SACD)


Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60


“Jarvi does an artful job of demarcating Perokofiev’s mood-swings … The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra plays with prodigious energy and diligence that has been immaculately captured.” Classic FM Magazine

“Listenable as it is, this Fifth is not exactly high-octane and competition is fierce. The luminous glow cannot be gainsaid, yet the overall effect is worryingly small-scale, even unidiomatic. Lieutenant Kijé at least responds perfectly to this essentially colouristic treatment. ...with natural warmth, extended brass response and an iridescent sonic palette to perk up the most jaded audiophile.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2014

“[A] magnificent interpretation.” International Record Review

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Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia


Britten:

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

Davies, Peter Maxwell:

An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

Scott Long (bagpipes)

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major, Op. 39 No. 4

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

MacMillan:

Britannia

Turnage:

Three Screaming Popes


Building a Library

Also Recommended - June 2017

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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D major, etc.

Tallis:

Why Fum'th in Fight?

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Serenade to Music


“a powerful, kalaidescopic impression.” Music Week

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Cherubini: Requiem in C minor, etc.

Beethoven:

Elegischer Gesang 'Sanft wie du lebtest' Op. 118

Cherubini:

Requiem in C minor

Marche Funebre (1820)


“Martin Pearlman and the Boston Baroque forces tackle it with a will, most effective in the quieter movements… they handle the strange and highly original Pie Jesu very effectively.” Gramophone Magazine

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Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7

Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7


Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano) & Nathan Gunn (baritone)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Mens’ Chorus, Robert Spano

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod, etc.

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Vier letzte Lieder

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


“Ms. Brewer is the most complete Isolde I have heard in many years. The sound and the reserves of power are there, but so are the musical poise, the delicacy when required and the explosive passion free of any coarseness or overstatement.” New York Times

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