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Joyce DiDonato & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Schubert: Winterreise (2021)

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Joyce DiDonato & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Schubert: Winterreise (2021)

Joyce DiDonato & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Schubert: Winterreise (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:10:23
Classical, Vocal | Label: Erato Records, Warner Classics

World famous mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and conductor-pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin join forces to take on one of the most brilliant song cycles ever written: Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey). DiDonato, however, casts a different light on this beloved cycle of 24 songs in telling their story from the perspective of the woman, the lost love. Nancy Plum, Town Topics writes: “The question of what happened to the woman who sent the narrator on a tortuous journey was not answered in the Wilhelm Müller poetry from which Schubert drew the text, but DiDonato created a scenario onstage of being that woman, reading from the narrator’s journal and responding to the inherent despair.” “What stood out was the heavy emotion that came through in her singing, as she lingered on a syllable here, pressed her tone there. She created vivid feelings with her contrasts” wrote New York Classical Review about Joyce Didonato’s interpretation.

Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)

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Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)

Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 65:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings | SOMMCD 0608 | Recorded: 2019

SOMM Recordings is delighted to announce Hush!, the second release by the extraordinary voices (BBC Radio 3) of female quintet Papagena following their internationally acclaimed, Amazon classical chart-topping debut, The Darkest Midnight (SOMMCD 0189). Hush! unearths a treasure trove of songs largely neglected on disc to deliver a stunning follow-up to The Darkest Midnight. Where it hymned the cold, harsh glamour of sun-starved winter, Hush! playful, poignant, poetic and primed with the expectation of joy celebrates the warmth and light of love.

Maxim Rysanov, Liepaja SO, Maris Sirmais - Giya Kancheli: Styx; John Tavener: The Myrhh-Bearer (2007) [Re-Up]

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Maxim Rysanov, Liepaja SO, Maris Sirmais - Giya Kancheli: Styx; John Tavener: The Myrhh-Bearer (2007) [Re-Up]

Giya Kancheli: Styx; John Tavener: The Myrhh-Bearer (2007)
Maxim Rysanov, viola; Liepāja Symphony Orchestra; Kamēr… Choir; Māris Sirmais, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Onyx | # ONYX 4023 | Time: 01:17:55

Rysanov’s ONYX debut is of two extraordinarily beautiful and haunting works for viola and chorus/orchestra: both written for Bashmet, and the Tavener is a world-première recording! Giya Kancheli’s Styx is already renowned as a choral masterpiece for the 21st century, The River Styx in Greek mythology separates the living from the dead and the solo viola mediates between the two. John Tavener’s The Myrrh-Bearer is another epic, this time based on the Troparion of Cassiane, a Byzantine poet and composer. Here the viola represents the sin of Mary Magdalen. Both works were recorded in the amazing Dome Cathedral in Riga, Latvia, the largest medieval church in the Baltics, has just the right expansive acoustic for this music.