Sunday, 20 January 2019

Moniuszko: Halka - Fabio Biondi






Stanislaw MONIUSZKO
(1819 - 1872)


Halka
 opera in 2 acts (1846/47)


Tina Gorina, soprano (Halka)
Monika Ledzion-Porczynska, soprano (Zofia)
Pawel Chichonski, tenor (A guest)
Karol Kozlowski, tenor (A peasant)
Kiryll Lepay, tenor (A guest)
Matheus Pompeu, tenor (Jontek)
Robert Gierlach, baritone (Janusz)
Mateusz Stachura, baritone (Dziemba)
Rafal Siwek, bass (Stolnik)

Choir of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic
Europa Galante

DIR.: FABIO BIONDI


recorded: August 24, 2018, Lutoslawski Studio of Polish Radio, Warsaw
[Festival Chopin and his Europe 2018]


period instruments
flac - original bitrate: 256 kbps
source: Radio România Muzical
recorded with Free Sound Recorder Jan 5, 2019


  (01) act 1 [63'27"]

(02) act 2 [63'31"]


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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Handel: The Choice of Hercules & Dettingen Te Deum - Laurence Cummings






George Frideric HANDEL
(1685 - 1759)

The Choice of Hercules - Dettingen Te Deum


Fflur Wyn, soprano
Rachel Kelly, soprano
Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano
Nathan Haller, tenor
Cody Quattlebaum, bass

Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford
(soloists: Michael Ash, alto; William Anderson, tenor; Thomas Lowen, bass)

FestspielOrchester Göttingen

DIR.: LAURENCE CUMMINGS


recorded: May 19, 2018, Stadthalle, Göttingen
[Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen 2018]


  period instruments
lossless [flac]
source: NDR3 (Hamburg) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder June 24, 2018


(01) The Choice of Hercules (HWV 69) [49'21"]

Fflur Wyn (Pleasure), Rachel Kelly (Virtue), Diana Moore (Hercules), 
Nathan Haller (An Attendant on Pleasure)


 (02) Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283) [37'48"]

Michael Ash (alto), William Anderson (tenor), Thomas Lowen, Cody Quattlebaum (bass)


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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Haydn: Die Schöpfung - Charles Mackerras






Franz Joseph HAYDN
(1732 - 1809)

Die Schöpfung
oratorio in 3 parts (H XXI,2)


Christiane Oelze, soprano (Eva, Gabriel)
Paul Groves, tenor (Uriel)
John Relyea, bass (Adam, Raphael)

Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

DIR.: CHARLES MACKERRAS


recorded: July 20, 2002, Royal Albert Hall
[Proms 2002]


period instruments
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital radio)
recorded with videorecorder, transferred to CD


(01) Part 1 [35'20"]

(02) Part 2 [37'32"] 

(03) Part 3 [25'49"]


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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Gabrieli, Praetorius & Schütz: Magnificat - Schütz-Akademie/Howard Arman



Magnificat

Giovanni Gabrieli, Michael Praetorius & Heinrich Schütz


Schütz-Akademie

DIR.: HOWARD ARMAN


recorded: Nov 12, 1993, Kreuzkirche, Herne
[Tage alter Musik Herne 1993]


period instruments
lossless
source: WDR 3 (Cologne)
recorded with VHS-recorder, transferred to CD


Giovanni GABRIELI (1554/57-1612)

(01) Magnificat a 18 (ed. H. Arman) [06'27"]

(02) Canzona X a 10 [03'10"]


Heinrich SCHÜTZ (1585-1672)

(03) Stehe auf, meine Freundin a 8 (SWV A4) [08'22"]


Michael PRAETORIUS (1571-1621)

(04) Meine Seel' erhebt den Herren (Deutsches Magnificat) a 14 [12'39"]


Giovanni GABRIELI

(05) Canzona III a 8 [03'25"]


Heinrich SCHÜTZ

(06) Magnificat a 18 (SWV 468) [09'50"]


Michael PRAETORIUS

(07) Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren a 4 [04'18"]

(08) Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren a 17 [10'42"]


Heinrich SCHÜTZ

(09) Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren a 18 (SWV 41) [08'07"]


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Sunday, 23 December 2018

JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Peter Dijkstra



Johann Sebastian BACH
(1685 - 1750)

Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248)


Hannah Morrison, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor
Tobias Berndt, bass

Netherlands Chamber Choir
Collegium 1704

DIR.: PETER DIJKSTRA


recorded: Dec 19, 2018, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht



period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NPO Radio 4 (digital radio)
recorded live with harddisc recorder

programme with lyrics included [pdf]


(01) Jauchzet, frohlocket [24'33"]

(02) Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend [25'46"]

(03) Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen [22'52"]

(04) Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben [21'22"]

(05) Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen [23'02"]

(06) Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben [23'29"]



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Sunday, 16 December 2018

JS Bach: Cantatas for the Annunciation & the Visitation of Mary - Peter Neumann






Johann Sebastian BACH
(1685 - 1750)

Cantatas for the Annunciation & the Visitation of Mary


Hanna Herfurtner, soprano
Elvira Bill, contralto
Patrick Grahl, tenor
Markus Flaig, bass

Kölner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum

DIR.: PETER NEUMANN


recorded: Dec 4, 2016, St. Maria im Kapitol, Cologne


 period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: WDR3 (Cologne) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder Dec 17, 2016


(01) Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (BWV 1), 
cantata for the f
Feast of the Annunciation [24'29"]


(02) Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 10), 
cantata for the Feast of the Visitation [20'20"]


(03) Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147), 
cantata for the Feast of the Visitation [31'09"]



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Sunday, 9 December 2018

A Service for Advent with Carols - St John's College Choir Cambridge/Andrew Nethsingha






A Service for Advent with Carols

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
 Glen Dempsey, organ
Ignacio Mañá Mesas, saxophone (22)
Jakob Lindberg, lute (13)

DIR.: ANDREW NETHSINGHA

rec: Nov 25, 2018, Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge


lossless (flac)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder Dec 2, 2018


A Service for Advent with Carols is part of a long tradition, and is broadcast every year by BBC Radio 3 on the first Sunday of Advent. It is a mixture of music and spoken text in a fixed order. I have kept the service in the form it has been performed.


(01) Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Ord) [01'20"]
(02) Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) 
(descant: David Hill) [04'20"]
(03) Bidding Prayer [02'31"]
(04) Carol: E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (Paul Manz) [02'54"]

I The Message of Advent
(05) Sentence and Collect [00'59"]
(06) Antiphons: O Sapientia - O Adonai (plainchant) [01'57"]
(07) First lesson: Isaiah 11 vv.1-5 [01'07"]
(08) Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (James Burton) [04'43"]
(09) Second lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5 vv.1-11 [01'55"]
(10) Sacred Song: Einklang (Hugo Wolf) [02'03"]

II The Word of God
(11) Sentence and Collect [00'53"]
(12) Antiphons: O Radix Jesse - O Clavis David 01'52"]
(13) Aria: Ach, so lass von mir dich finden (TWV 1,1657a) (Telemann) [03'27"]
(14) Third lesson: Micah 4 vv.1-4 [01'33"]
(15) Carol: The Linden Tree Carol (Trad, arr. Reginald Jacques) [01'55"]
(16) Fourth lesson: Luke 4 vv.14-21 [01'32"]
(17) Hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus) 
(descant: Christopher Robinson) [02'10"]

III The Prophetic Call
(18) Sentence and Collect [01'00"]
(19) Antiphons: O Oriens - O Rex Gentium [01'56"]
(20) Carol: A Prayer to St John the Baptist (Cecilia McDowall) [04'19"]
(21) Fifth lesson: Malachi 3 vv.1-7 [02'07"]
(22) Carol: Vox clara ecce intonat (Gabriel Jackson) [04'55"]
(23) Sixth lesson: Matthew 3 vv.1-11 [02'09"]
(24) Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New) 
(descant: Christopher Robinson) [02'19"]

IV The God-Bearer
(25) Sentence and Collect [00'55"]
(26) Antiphon: O Emmanuel [00'55"]
(27) Carol: There is no rose (Elizabeth Maconchy) [01'52"]
(28) Seventh lesson: Luke 1 vv.39-49 [01'44"]
(29) Carol: Bogoroditse Dyevo (Arvo Pärt) [01'17"]
(30) Carol: A Spotless Rose (Herbert Howells) [03'34"]
(31) Magnificat: Watson in E (Sidney Watson) [03'32"]
(32) Eighth lesson: John 3 vv.1-8 [01'44"]
(33) Sentence and Christmas Collect [01'01"]
(34) Carol: Noe, noe (David Bednall) [03'06"]
(35) Hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley) 
(descant: Christopher Robinson) [05'24"]
(36) College Prayer and Blessing [00'56"]
(37) Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' 
(BWV 661) (JS Bach) [03'06"]


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