Barber: Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3 (Nocturne)

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Barber: An American Romantic

Barber: An American Romantic


Barber:

Twelfth Night

To Be Sung on the Water, Op. 42

The Virgin Martyrs Op. 8 No. 1

Let Down the Bars, O Death Op. 8 No. 2

Reincarnations, Op. 16

A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Agnus Dei

The Lovers, Op. 43

arr. Robert Kyr for chamber orchestra and chorus

with David Farwing (baritone)

Chamber Orchestra

Chorale for Ascension Day (Easter Chorale)


Conspirare & Company of Voices, Craig Hella Johnson

Samuel Barber’s lyrical melodies and unabashed romanticism have earned him a cherished place in the pantheon of 20th-century composers. Recorded here are some of Barber’s finest works for choir (including the beloved 'Agnus Dei') alongside 2 world premières: a new version for chamber chorus and orchestra of Barber’s anguished work 'The Lovers' on poetry by Pablo Neruda, and a new version of 'Easter Chorale', which were both made by Robert Kyr for Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare.

From its 1991 origins as a summer classical music festival in Austin, Texas, Conspirare has evolved into an internationally recognised, professional choral organisation known for outstanding vocal artistry and innovative programming. Led by founder and artistic director Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare comprises a professional chamber choir, a highly skilled volunteer Symphonic Choir, and an outstanding youth choir.

Conspirare’s critically acclaimed releases on the harmonia mundi label have earned copious praise. 'Threshold of Night' (2008) in particular, featured music by Tarik O’Regan and was nominated for Best Choral Performance and Best Classical Album at the Grammys.

“The performance is a triumph, superbly well sung by Company Voices, a professional chamber choir that forms one part of the choral ensemble Conspirare.” International Record Review, September 2012

“These are exemplary performances and Johnson represents every nuance of Barber's expression markings...Barber's choral output now has the attention it deserves.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012

“Performances throughout the programme are exemplary, the recorded sound is excellent - I listened in conventional CD format - and the documentation, which is in English, French and German is first class and beautifully laid out. This is an important disc for all devotees of Samuel Barber’s music.” MusicWeb International, October 2012

“The 36 professional of the America choir Conspirare sing with good tuning and clear articulation, their voices beautifully blended in a warm acoustic...Craig Hella Johnson directs a sympathetic performance, with a good team of step-out soloists, led by baritone David Farwig.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ****

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Sure on this shining night

Sure on this shining night

The romantic song in America


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Beach, A:

The Year's at the Spring, Op. 44 No. 1

Bolcom:

Never more will the wind

Chadwick:

When stars are in the quiet skies (Bulwer-Lytton)

Chanler:

The Children (Feeney)

These, my Ophelia (MacLeish)

Charles, E:

When I have sung my songs

Copland:

Nature, the gentlest mother (No. 1 from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson)

Corigliano, J:

Song to the Witch of The Cloisters (Hoffman)

Ewazen:

The Tiger (Blake)

Firestone:

If l could tell you (Marshall)

Friml:

Rose Marie (Harbach & Hammerstein)

Griffes:

An Old Song Re-sung (Masefield)

Hageman:

Do Not Go, My Love

Herbert, V:

Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (Johnson Young)

Hindemith:

On hearing 'The Last Rose of Summer' (Wolfe)

Echo

Ives, C:

The Side Show

The Collection (Kingsley)

Korngold:

Songs of the Clown: 'Come Away, Death'

Malotte:

The Lord's Prayer

Marder:

To a Stranger (Whitman)

Musto:

Triolet (O'Neill)

Parker, H:

June Night (Higginson)

Romberg, S:

One Alone (Harbach & Hammerstein)

Rorem:

Little Elegy

Schuman:

Orpheus with His Lute

Thomson, V:

Sigh no more, ladies (Shakespeare)


Robert White (tenor), Samuel Sanders (piano)

Tenor Robert White sings 28 romantic songs spanning the century by both native American and immigrant composers, from Amy Beach in 1899 to Marc Marder's Walt Whitman setting of 1996. There are many favourites (or 'favorites') here from the musical stage, including Friml's Rose Marie and Victor Herbert's Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life. Malotte's famous setting of The Lord's Prayer is also included. The title of the CD is taken from Samuel Barber's beautiful setting of James Agee (the poet of Knoxville, Summer of 1924).

The accompanying booklet is packed with anecdotes from Robert White's personal acquaintance with the majority of the composers represented. Several of the songs were actually written specially for him to sing.

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Under The Greenwood Tree

Under The Greenwood Tree

Songs Of Love And Nature


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Britten:

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Fauré:

Automne, Op. 18 No. 3

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Les berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1

Finzi:

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18

Howells:

King David

McDowall:

White Bee

World Première Recording

Poulenc:

Le Bestiaire ou Cortege d'Orphee

Quilter:

Shakespeare Songs (5), Op.18

Tippett:

Songs for Ariel


Jake Barlow (countertenor), Stella Pendrous (piano) & Mark Hartt-Palmer (violin)

A beautiful and mood-filled programme of modern English, French and American art songs, this CD includes song cycles from Roger Quilter, Gerald Finzi, Francis Poulenc and Michael Tippett, as well as Herbert Howells' masterpiece King David. Also featured is the world première recording of White Bee, a song by the award-winning contemporary British composer Cecilia McDowall. Accompanied by Stella Pendrous (piano) and Mark Hartt-Palmer (violin), this is a recording not to be missed.

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American Songs

American Songs


Argento:

Six Elizabethan Songs

Barber:

With rue my heart is laden, Op. 2 No. 2

The Desire for Hermitage

Heaven-Haven: A Nun Takes the Veil Op. 13, No. 1

Nuvoletta, Op. 25

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Bernstein:

I Hate Music, a cycle of five 'kid songs'

Gershwin:

Preludes (3)


Anne Cambier (soprano), Maiko Inoue (piano)

"I’m very glad to present to you my new cd of American songs. This repertoire is been of great importance at the start of my career. Quite a long time ago, when I started my singing lessons with Noelle Barker. Noelle gave me the score of “Six Elisabethan songs” by Dominik Argento. She wrote a lovely quote “For Anne, with love and all good wishes from Noelle Barker March 1990”. “You must sing these, they will suite you wonderfully”. Noelle Barker was my singing teacher, mentor, friend for 25 years. She had the wonderful skill of choosing the right repertoire at the right time. When she passed away in may 2013 the idea came to me to record these songs as a tribute to her in remembrance of all the wonderful things she taught me. The Barber songs have been my real start as a professional singer in Belgium after my studies in London. It was in a production of Guy Coolen of Muziektheater Transparant (Een leugen van schoonheid) back in 1994-1995. I also added the song cycle “I hate music”. Leonard Bernstein was of course not only a wonderful conductor, musician but also a great composer. I love the sense of humor in his music! To fulfill the cd Maiko Inoué plays the beautiful three preludes by George Gershwin, also a great American composer whom we couldn’t forget."Anne Cambier

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Choral Music By Samuel Barber

Choral Music By Samuel Barber


Barber:

Heaven-Haven: A Nun Takes the Veil Op. 13, No. 1

A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15

Ad Bibinem Cum Me Rogaret Ad Cenam

Agnus Dei

Two choruses from Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40

Chorale for Ascension Day (Easter Chorale)

God’s Grandeur

The Monk and His Cat (No. 8 from Hermit Songs)

Let Down the Bars, O Death Op. 8 No. 2

Motetto on Words from the Book of Job

Reincarnations, Op. 16

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

The Moon

The Virgin Martyrs Op. 8 No. 1

To Be Sung on the Water, Op. 42

Twelfth Night

Under the Willow Tree


Ben Kennedy (piano) & Matthew Firkins (timpani)

Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Paul Spicer

This fourth disc in Somm's series of recordings with Paul Spicer and his Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir gives us most of Samuel Barber's utterly beautiful, neo-Romantic choral music.

Barber wrote a great deal of choral music, written in a traditional 19th century tonal idiom despite the fact that his critics called it 'utterly anachronistic and passé', a criticism to which he remained largely impervious. There was no denying however, that Barber's technical brilliance and emotional immediacy placed him at the forefront of American music.

Setting texts for chorus or solo songs formed a large part of Barber's creative life. At the heart of his self-expression was an intimate relationship with the text he was setting. He was fond of British and Irish literature and read poetry ardently, marking texts he might later use, and honing vocal pieces until he was satisfied that they reflected the rhythm, contour, and meaning of words. Barber's use of alternating homophonic and contrapuntal textures as well as sombre harmonies reflect his interest in early Baroque choral music.

Much of his music exposed his melancholy but he also had a kind, gregarious, likable side to his character, seen here in works like the three 'Reincarnations' and 'The Monk and His Cat'. Barber's Agnus Dei, heard here in his own arrangement of the famous Adagio for Strings has gained the same prominence as its instrumental counterpart.

Barber's music reflects the many sides of a complex man who, despite his warmth and humour could never fully escape his own sadness. "I myself wrote always as I wished, and without a tremendous desire to find the latest thing possible... I wrote as I wanted to for myself", he once declared.

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Steps Through the Centuries

Steps Through the Centuries


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Biber:

Violin Sonata No. 5 in E minor

Caliendo:

Violin Sonata No. 1: 3rd Movement

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Kreisler:

Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Liu Wenjin:

Love Song

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

Pergolesi:

Sonata No. 12 in E Major

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the girls with lilies

Rota, B:

Zum Beispiel

Sarasate:

Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 54

Schubert:

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Die Forelle, D550

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Strauss, R:

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4


Yury Revich (violin), Alejandro Picó-Leonís (piano), Olga Filippova (harpsichord), Bibiana Nwobilo (soprano)

Yury Revich is a young Vienna-based Russian violinist taking the world by storm. At only 23, he was named Young Artist of the Year at the 2015 International Classical Music Awards, where he was hailed as a “stunning talent...already a remarkably mature artist with a highly distinctive musical personality...He is on his way to becoming a great musician of the 21st century”.

Of his CD for Odradek, ‘Steps Through the Centuries’, Yury Revich says: “The album was conceived as a journey back through the centuries, from the very contemporary to the early Baroque, with each piece marking a small step through time, displaying much of the instrument’s history and showcasing its rich possibilities.” It features both original works and arrangements, including music by Biber, Mozart, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Prokofiev and Barber, but it opens with three contemporary pieces - by Christopher Caliendo, Wen Liu and Benjamin Rota - each of which is dedicated to Revich.

“The violin can be heard “talking” and “singing”, but also demonstrating its virtuosic potential, for example in Kochanski’s arrangement of ‘La Campanella’. With the opera and song arrangements, I hope to show how adeptly the violin can mimic the human voice, a technique famously described by Paganini as “suonar parlante”. From the sorrow and grief of Schubert’s songs, through the tranquillity and inner passion of Debussy’s Claire de lune, to the joy of Pergolesi, and even the nervous tension created by the almost electronic soundscape of Wen Liu’s Love Song, the whole range of human emotions can be conveyed through the strings of a violin. But the lighter side of life is also featured, most notably in the humorous Russian Slovak dances of Christopher Caliendo’s Sonata, and even in the atmosphere of the Viennese salon created in ‘Zum Beispiel’ by Benjamin Rota.”

Yury Revich is accompanied for most of this journey by pianist Alejandro Picó-Leonís, but also by Russian harpsichordist Olga Filippova (in the Biber Sonata) and by soprano Bibiana Nwobilo who makes a guest appearance singing Strauss’ ‘Morgen!’.

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some other time

some other time


Barber:

Cello Sonata in C minor, Op. 6

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Bernstein:

Anniversaries (5) for piano (1949-51): No. 2 For Lukas Foss

For Aaron Copland

Clarinet Sonata

Some Other Time (from On the Town)

Dream With Me (from Peter Pan)

In Our Time

Copland:

Long Time Ago

Simple Gifts (from Old American Songs, Set I)

Foss:

Capriccio

For Lenny


Zuill Bailey (cello) & Lara Downes (piano)

The transcriptions and concert pieces collected here are all big, beautiful, examples of nostalgic American music. But this is timeless music too, and its romanticism, spirit of adventure, playfulness and purity tap into our collective memory, our underlying, on-going, deeply American nostalgia for what we all know as, simply, some other time.

“Bailey's pliant, ripely expressive cello playing is the main focus here, and though most of the pieces are transcriptions, the Barber Sonata adds ballast to a slightly bitty recital.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2014 ***

“[Barber's] substantial early Cello Sonata, which has become a classic, gets an arresting performance, with Bailey's magisterial tone ably matched by Downes. In contrast, Lukas Foss's pieces are amusing.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

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The Lyric Clarinet

The Lyric Clarinet


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Brahms:

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Botschaft, Op. 47 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Debussy:

Beau Soir

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Mandoline (Verlaine)

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Duke, J W:

I Carry Your Heart

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Gause:

Lunar Lace

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 24 September 2004)

D. Gause (piano)

Guastavino:

La rosa y el sauce

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

El Sampedrino

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Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Milonga de dos Hermanos

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Laitman:

The Apple Orchard

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Poulenc:

Bleuet

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Les chemins de l'amour

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Banalités

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Schubert:

Nacht und Träume, D827

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Schumann:

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Sondheim:

A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)


F. Gerard Errante (clarinet)

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Stopping By: American Songs

Stopping By: American Songs


Abel, M:

The Benediction

Barber:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Beach, A:

Autumn Song, Op. 56 No. 1

Go Not Too Far, Op. 56, No. 2

Berlin, I:

Carefree - Change partners

Bernstein:

Spring Will Come Again (from The Skin of Our Teeth)

Dream With Me (from Peter Pan)

Bowles:

In the Woods

Cadman:

From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water, Op. 45, No. 1

Carter, E:

The Rose Family

Copland:

Simple Gifts (from Old American Songs, Set I)

Long Time Ago

Dougherty, C:

Beauty Is Not Caused

Duke, J W:

Water that Falls and Runs Away

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Morning in Paris

Bread and Music

Little Elegy

Wood Song

February Twilight

Foster, S:

Beautiful Dreamer

Gentle Annie

Griffes:

The Water Lily

Phantoms, Op. 9 No. 3

Rorem:

The Lordly Hudson

Snake

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Kyle Bielfield (tenor), Lachlan Glen (piano) & Michael Samis (cello)

Outstanding tenor and recent Juilliard School graduate Kyle Bielfield has lost no time in making quite a name for himself in the realms of opera and art song alike. In this, his debut recording, he offers a carefully chosen assortment of outstanding American art songs by the finest domestic composers – to include Amy Beach, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Samuel Barber, John Duke, Ned Rorem, Mark Abel and others. He further blesses us with classic examples of nostalgia-ridden vocal Americana by Stephen Foster, Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin and Leonard Bernstein. All texts are also by American writers and poets. The title theme derives from the album’s three winning settings of former American Poet Laureate Robert Frost’s signature poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

Kyle is blessed with a gorgeous, silvery lyric tenor voice: an instrument that he applies with consummate skill, rare expressiveness and deep emotion. These virtues combine to produce memorable and incredibly moving performances. Pianist Lachlan Glen provides virtuosic, sensitive and empathetic keyboard collaboration throughout – and cellist Michael Samis’s lovely obbligatos grace several of the Americana selections.

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Songbook

Songbook


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Bennett, R R:

A Song at Evening

Bernstein:

Somewhere (from West Side Story)

Delibes:

O Salutaris Hostia

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Hadley, P:

I sing of a maiden

Ireland:

Ex ore innocentium (It is a Thing Most Wonderful)

Jackson, Gabriel:

The Land Of Spices

Lowry, R:

At The River

arr COPLAND

How Can I Keep From Singing

arr John SCOTT

MacMillan:

Dutch Carol

Wedding Introit

Pärt:

Vater Unser

Purcell:

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Nymphs and Shepherds, Z600

Quilter:

Music, when soft voices die, Op. 25 No. 5 (Shelley)

Love's Philosophy, Op. 3 No. 1 (Shelley)

Skempton:

Whispers

Tavener:

The Lord's Prayer

arr. Barry ROSE

trad.:

The Skye Boat Song

arr GRAINGER

Vaughan Williams:

I Will Give My Love An Apple

Linden Lea

Dirge for Fidele

Wilby:

The Flower


Laurence Kilsby (treble), Helen Porter (piano), Carleton Etherington (organ)

The trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Benjamin Nicholas (director)

This ‘songbook’ is unique to the Schola Cantorum choristers of Tewkesbury Abbey. “Essentially, it’s a showcase for the Abbey trebles,” their Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas explains. “We’ve been assembling our own 'Songbook' for quite a while now – the songs the trebles sing, from time to time, in boys-only concerts, and which they are taught in individual singing lessons. I’ve always been keen to build each boy up as a soloist, not necessarily with the express idea of them singing lots of solos, but so that they can learn to sing in a soloistic way.”

This is evident most of all in the distinctive singing of 11-year-old Laurence Kilsby, whose gifts won him the BBC Chorister of the Year competition in 2009. On this recording, he features as soloist in two Shelley settings by Roger Quilter, the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria and in John Ireland’s beautiful, sincerely-felt Passiontide motet Ex Ore Innocentium from 1944.

“Throughout, the trebles of the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum give excellent performances of impressive consistency under the leadership of their director, Benjamin Nicholas. They have an uninhibited, fresh sound, coupled with the skill to sustain lengthy phrases with even tone...[Kilsby] displays tremendous maturity both in vocal timbre and in his musicianship...I can foresee a glittering future for him.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

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