vocal ensemble Archive
GAVIN BRYARS: The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs – Prism Quartet/The Crossing/Donald McNally – ECM New Series
Music that sounds both ancient and modern and beautiful throughout. GAVIN BRYARS: The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs – Prism Quartet/The Crossing/Donald McNally – ECM New Series ECM2405, 50:58 [Distr. by Naxos] (11/18/16) 50:58 ****: I have always found Gavin Bryars’ music to be beautiful, mysterious, unique; sometimes a bit disturbing – but always worth […]
“Song of Songs” = DAVID LANG: Just; LUCIANO BERIO: Naturale; BETTY OLIVERO: En la mar hai una torre – Trio Mediaeval & others – Contemporary Music Society
“Song of Songs” = DAVID LANG: Just; LUCIANO BERIO: Naturale; BETTY OLIVERO: En la mar hai una torre – Trio Mediaeval/Garth Knox, viola/Agnes Vesterman, cello/Sylvain Lemetre, perc./Cliona Doris, harp – Louth Contemporary Music Society LCMS 1502 [Distr. by Allegro], 45:18, (10/02/15) ****: The Louth (Ireland) Contemporary Music Society has a growing reputation as one of […]
Music you probably never knew existed.
Unusual but worthy repertory captures the spirit of an age shared by two composers.
Excellent a capella singing in a cleverly constructed program!
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 “Choral” – Dame Joan Sutherland, sop./ Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano/ James King, tenor/ Martti Talvela, bass/Vienna Philharmonic Orch./ Vienna State Opera Chorus/ Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt – HDTT
Transferred from a London 4-track commercial tape, the HDTT remastering of the 1965 Beethoven Ninth from Vienna evinces heroic power in every movement.