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HYP201912 - Hyperion sampler - December 2019
HYP201912

Hyperion sampler - December 2019

Download-only sampler 29 November 2019 ReleaseThis album is not yet available for download
Label: Hyperion
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: 29 November 2019
Total duration: 29 minutes 27 seconds
 
Some twenty years have passed since Angela Hewitt previously recorded Bach's Six Partitas, twenty years (as the pianist writes touchingly in her booklet notes) spent practising Bach's music, 'always trying to do better, to bring it to life even more'. Few artists, it hardly needs saying, bring Bach to life so convincingly as Angela, as is once again proved by this magnificent new set—a Record of the Month for December which no lover of Bach will want to miss. With Saint-Saëns Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals, Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony conclude their much-praised exploration of the composer's five symphonies. Discovering some splendid, if seldom heard, music has been one of the year's highlights and this final instalment of the series offers more in the same vein, with two lesser-known early works framing the evergreen 'Grande fantaisie zoologique'.

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The juxtaposition of two albums from David Hill and Yale Schola Cantorum makes for some particularly exciting listening—the two settings of the Magnificat may be separated by three and a half centuries and four thousand miles but they share a common joy. The Christmas story & other works by Schütz offers a seasonal celebration of Baroque Dresden while, in sharp contrast, a vivid collection of New England Choirworks opens a window on to the thriving and stylistically pluralist new music scene to be encountered around Yale's New Haven home.

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King's College, Cambridge logo

New from the King's College Choir Cambridge own label, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols – The Centenary Service, a live recording from Christmas Eve 2018, is a fitting celebration of both an enduring musical institution and of Sir Stephen Cleobury's stewardship over the past thirty-seven years. An added bonus is the series of personal essays included in the booklet, reflections on the Festival by some of those who have been closely involved with it over the years.

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LSO Live logo

A new release on LSO Live brings Sir Simon Rattle's Bruckner Symphony No 6, his first recording of the great Austrian symphonist at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra. A five-star concert review in The Times praised a performance which brought the work 'vividly to life', an interpretation now preserved for posterity.

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Signum Classics logo

On Signum Classics, The Soldier – From Severn to Somme is a touching and very personal song recital. In repertoire ranging from Schumann and Fauré to Butterworth, Mahler and Ives, Christopher Maltman and Joseph Middleton address the pity of wars past, present and future. While The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 1 is the first in a series of EPs which will document The King's Singers' way with lighter repertoire old and new in the close-harmony arrangements so characteristic of this extraordinary ensemble.

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Soli Deo Gloria presents the eagerly anticipated recording of the solo Bach Violin Concertos from Kati Debretzeni, who also contributes her own arrangement (and premiere recording) of the BWV1053 E major harpsichord concerto. Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The English Baroque Soloists provide scrupulously alert accompaniment.

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On Signum Classics, the intriguingly titled The Godfather – Masters of the German & Italian Baroque presents just the sort of programme which Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima do so well—this is a thrilling collection of concertos 'for diverse instruments' from Telemann, Vivaldi and others.

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Peter Donohoe has already recorded pinnacles of the Russian repertoire by Shostakovich and Musorgsky. His latest venture, once more on Signum, turns to the rather less well-known Solo piano works of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In the composer's lifetime these works were championed by such greats as Konstantin Igumnov and Anton Rubinstein; the challenges posed by their lush orchestral textures perhaps explain their more recent neglect.

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Some twenty years have passed since Angela Hewitt previously recorded Bach's Six Partitas, twenty years (as the pianist writes touchingly in her booklet notes) spent practising Bach's music, 'always trying to do better, to bring it to life even more'. Few artists, it hardly needs saying, bring Bach to life so convincingly as Angela, as is once again proved by this magnificent new set—a Record of the Month for December which no lover of Bach will want to miss. With Saint-Saëns Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals, Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony conclude their much-praised exploration of the composer's five symphonies. Discovering some splendid, if seldom heard, music has been one of the year's highlights and this final instalment of the series offers more in the same vein, with two lesser-known early works framing the evergreen 'Grande fantaisie zoologique'.

Waiting for content to load...

The juxtaposition of two albums from David Hill and Yale Schola Cantorum makes for some particularly exciting listening—the two settings of the Magnificat may be separated by three and a half centuries and four thousand miles but they share a common joy. The Christmas story & other works by Schütz offers a seasonal celebration of Baroque Dresden while, in sharp contrast, a vivid collection of New England Choirworks opens a window on to the thriving and stylistically pluralist new music scene to be encountered around Yale's New Haven home.

Waiting for content to load...

King's College, Cambridge logo

New from the King's College Choir Cambridge own label, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols – The Centenary Service, a live recording from Christmas Eve 2018, is a fitting celebration of both an enduring musical institution and of Sir Stephen Cleobury's stewardship over the past thirty-seven years. An added bonus is the series of personal essays included in the booklet, reflections on the Festival by some of those who have been closely involved with it over the years.

Waiting for content to load...

LSO Live logo

A new release on LSO Live brings Sir Simon Rattle's Bruckner Symphony No 6, his first recording of the great Austrian symphonist at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra. A five-star concert review in The Times praised a performance which brought the work 'vividly to life', an interpretation now preserved for posterity.

Waiting for content to load...

Signum Classics logo

On Signum Classics, The Soldier – From Severn to Somme is a touching and very personal song recital. In repertoire ranging from Schumann and Fauré to Butterworth, Mahler and Ives, Christopher Maltman and Joseph Middleton address the pity of wars past, present and future. While The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 1 is the first in a series of EPs which will document The King's Singers' way with lighter repertoire old and new in the close-harmony arrangements so characteristic of this extraordinary ensemble.

Waiting for content to load...

SDG logo

Soli Deo Gloria presents the eagerly anticipated recording of the solo Bach Violin Concertos from Kati Debretzeni, who also contributes her own arrangement (and premiere recording) of the BWV1053 E major harpsichord concerto. Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The English Baroque Soloists provide scrupulously alert accompaniment.

Waiting for content to load...

Signum Classics logo

On Signum Classics, the intriguingly titled The Godfather – Masters of the German & Italian Baroque presents just the sort of programme which Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima do so well—this is a thrilling collection of concertos 'for diverse instruments' from Telemann, Vivaldi and others.

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Peter Donohoe has already recorded pinnacles of the Russian repertoire by Shostakovich and Musorgsky. His latest venture, once more on Signum, turns to the rather less well-known Solo piano works of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In the composer's lifetime these works were championed by such greats as Konstantin Igumnov and Anton Rubinstein; the challenges posed by their lush orchestral textures perhaps explain their more recent neglect.

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Rund zwanzig Jahre sind vergangen, seitdem Angela Hewitt ihre erste Einspielung der Sechs Partiten von Bach vorgelegt hat, zwanzig Jahre (wie die Pianistin in ihrem Booklet-Kommentar rührend schreibt), in denen sie Bachs Musik geübt hat, „stets mit dem Ziel, sie besser zu spielen, sie noch lebendiger darzustellen“. Man braucht kaum darauf hinzuweisen, dass es nur wenigen Künstlern gelingt, Bach so überzeugend zu interpretieren wie Angela Hewitt—diese wunderbare Neueinspielung beweist das einmal mehr und ist unsere CD des Monats im Dezember, die kein Bachliebhaber missen werden will. Mit der Sinfonie Nr. 1 & dem Karneval der Tiere von Saint-Saëns legen Thierry Fischer und die Utah Symphony die letzte Folge ihres vielgelobten Überblicks der fünf Sinfonien des Komponisten vor. Es war ein Highlight dieses Jahr, diese fantastische, wenn auch wenig aufgeführte, Musik zu entdecken und hier wird das Erlebnis fortgeführt, wobei zwei weniger bekannte Werke die beliebte „Grande fantaisie zoologique“ einrahmen.

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Die Gegenüberstellung von zwei Alben der Yale Schola Cantorum und David Hill ist ein besonders spannendes Hörerlebnis—zwar liegen zwischen den beiden Vertonungen des Magnificat dreieinhalb Jahrhunderte und viertausend Meilen, doch strahlen sie beide dieselbe Freude aus. Die Weihnachtshistorie & andere Werke von Schütz bieten einen weihnachtlichen Einblick in das barocke Dresden, während sich im krassen Gegensatz dazu mit der lebendigen Zusammenstellung von Chorwerken Neuenglands eine blühende und stilistisch pluralistische neue Musikszene auftut, die man im Umfeld von Yale antrifft.

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King's College, Cambridge logo

Eine Neuproduktion des Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols – The Centenary Service ist ein Live-Mitschnitt vom Heiligabend 2018 auf dem eigenen Label des Chors—eine passende Hommage sowohl an eine fortwährende musikalische Institution als auch an Sir Stephen Cleobury, der sie über die vergangenen 37 Jahre geleitet hat. Ein weiterer Bonus sind die im Booklet abgedruckten persönlichen Erinnerungsberichte von mehreren langjährigen Mitwirkenden an diesem berühmten weihnachtlichen Musikgottesdienst.

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LSO Live logo

Eine Neuveröffentlichung von LSO Live präsentiert Sir Simon Rattles Interpretation der Sinfonie Nr. 6 von Bruckner: seine erste Einspielung des großen österreichischen Symphonikers am Pult des London Symphony Orchestra. Eine Fünf-Sterne-Rezension in der Londoner Times lobte eine Aufführung, mit der das Werk „plastisch dargestellt“ wurde, und diese Interpretation ist nun für die Nachwelt festgehalten.

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Von Signum Classics kommt mit The Soldier – From Severn to Somme ein anrührendes und sehr intimes Liederprogramm. Das Repertoire reicht von Schumann und Fauré über Butterworth und Mahler bis hin zu Ives; Christopher Maltman und Joseph Middleton setzen sich mit dem Kriegselend der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft auseinander. The King’s Singers hingegen legen mit The Library, Vol. 1 die erste Folge einer Reihe von geplanten EPs vor, die dem leichteren Repertoire älterer und neuerer Zeit gewidmet sind und in den Close-Harmony-Arrangements erklingen, die für dieses außergewöhnliche Ensemble so charakteristisch sind.

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Soli Deo Gloria präsentiert die heiß ersehnten Einspielungen der Violinkonzerte von Bach mit Kati Debretzeni, die auch ihre eigene Einrichtung (und Ersteinspielung) des Cembalokonzerts E-Dur, BWV1053, vorlegt. Äußerst aufmerksam wird sie von Sir John Eliot Gardiner und The English Baroque Soloists begleitet.

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Bei Signum Classics erscheint Der Pate – Meister des deutschen und italienischen Barock: hinter dem originellen Titel verbirgt sich eben jene Art von Programm, die Adrian Chandler und La Serenissima so erfolgreich zur Aufführung bringen—hierbei handelt es sich um eine spannende Zusammenstellung von Konzerten „für diverse Instrumente“ von Telemann, Vivaldi und anderen.

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Peter Donohoe hat die großen Werke des russischen Repertoires von Schostakowitsch und Mussorgsky bereits eingespielt. Sein neuestes Album, wiederum bei Signum, ist den deutlich weniger bekannten Werken für Klavier solo von Pjotr Tschaikowsky gewidmet. Zu Lebzeiten des Komponisten engagierten sich Größen wie Konstantin Igumnov und Anton Rubinstein für diese Werke; die Herausforderungen, die die üppigen orchesterartigen Texturen mit sich bringen, sind vielleicht der Grund, weshalb sie in der heutigen Zeit eher vernachlässigt werden.

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