An innovative program concept that results in equally persuasive performances.
A fascinating new composition for mixed chorus and chamber ensemble.
“Eternal Reflections” – ROBERT PATERSON: Eternal Reflections; Choral Suite from A New Eaarth; Lux Aeterna; The Essence of Gravity; Snow Day; Did You Hear?; Life is But a Dream; A Dream Within a Dream – Musica Sacra/ Kent Tritle – American Modern Recordings
A choice release from a source that I have a feeling is going to become more and more important as time moves on.
RACHMANINOV: Songs – Evelina Dobraceva & Ekaterina Siurina, sop./ Justina Gringyte, mezzo-sop./ Daniil Shtoda, tenor/ Andrei Bondarenko, bar./ Rodion Pogossov, bar./ Alexander Vinogradov, bass/ Iain Burnside, p. 8 – Delphian (3 CDs)
A gorgeous collection of nearly all of the composer’s songs rendered with clarity and fervent beauty.
* “here/after songs of lost voices” = HEGGIE: Camille Claudel: Into the Fire; Pieces of 9/11: Memories from Houston; Soliloquy; Friendly Persuasions: Homage to Poulenc; Rise & Fall; A Question of Light; Fury of Light – Var. performers – Pentatone Classics (2 discs)
************* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH *************
Heggie goes beyond himself in this unbelievably outstanding collection of vocal pieces.
Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass (TrackList follows] – Tara Hugo, sop./ Christian Rutledge & Trevor Gureckis, p./ Megan Gould, Luke Cissell & Claudia Chopek, violins/ Karen Waltuch, viola/ Noah Hoffeld, cello/ Logan Coale, doublebass/ Alex Sopp, flute/ Hideaki Aomari, clarinet/ Alicia Lee, bass clarinet/ Ashley Jackson, harp/ Freddie Stevenson & Danielle Schwob, guitars – Orange Mountain Music
One of the best discs of the year, guaranteed to warm your heart and soothe your soul.
BRITTEN: Winter Words, Op. 52; KENNETH LEIGHTON: earth, sweet earth… [laudes terrae], Op. 94 – James Gilchrist, tenor/ Anna Tilbrook, piano – Linn
Two powerful song cycle about man and nature, one well-known while the other one should be.