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HYP202009A - Hyperion sampler - September 2020 Vol. 1
HYP202009A

Hyperion sampler - September 2020 Vol. 1

Download-only sampler 28 August 2020 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: 28 August 2020
Total duration: 35 minutes 17 seconds
 
If only Marc-André Hamelin had been resident in Paris in 1837. On the evidence of Liszt & Thalberg Opera transcriptions & fantasies (including the multi-authored Hexaméron), the outcome of any pianistic tournament in which he participated could never have been in serious doubt. With a seemingly effortless technique wholly at the service of the music, countering its most outrageous demands with clarity and lucidity, Hamelin remains absolutely unique, as September's Record of the Month demonstrates once again. The two Shostakovich Cello Concertos must come near the top of the list of great twentieth-century works written for the instrument, and both have been central to every cellist's repertoire since the glory days of Mstislav Rostropovich. These new accounts from Alban Gerhardt—with Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the WDR Sinfonieorchester—are set to join a select few of the most distinguished.

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Their very first album having won a Gramophone Award in 2019, expectations are naturally high ahead of their second: Luís Toscano and Cupertinos now turn their attention to perhaps the pre-eminent figure from the Golden Age of Portuguese polyphony with an album of Masses, Responsories and motets by Duarte Lobo; a wonderful programme demonstrating the ensemble's consummate musicianship to best effect. And the delights of English chamber music from the dawn of the twentieth century are revealed by Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet in Piano Quintets by Thomas Dunhill & Frédéric d'Erlanger. The composers' names may now be little known, but the neglect is unjust: this is engaging and memorable music which requires no apology.

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On Signum Classics Michael Finnissy's Pious Anthems & Voluntaries brings to fruition a three-year residency for the composer with St John's College Choir Cambridge. Directed by Andrew Nethsingha, these extended responses to, and reworkings of, masterpieces by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and Michael Tippett intertwine with a Bachian cantata to create a whole so much greater than its parts.

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In Journeys to the New World on Signum, the members of The Queen's Six present an opulent programme of works by eight composers whose music spanned the gap from Old Spain to New Spain. Four of them never went to the New World, though their music did; three more were born and trained in Spain, later emigrating to the new colonial cities; and the last became the first composer-choirmaster to be born in the New World of Spanish parents.

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Eric Whitacre's The Sacred Veil is a narrative of courtship, death, grief and eventual recovery, a project undertaken in collaboration with poet, writer and long-time friend Charles Anthony Silvestri, whose wife Julie it commemorates. Performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the composer's baton, this new Signum album is as uplifting as it is thought-provoking and unsettling.

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If only Marc-André Hamelin had been resident in Paris in 1837. On the evidence of Liszt & Thalberg Opera transcriptions & fantasies (including the multi-authored Hexaméron), the outcome of any pianistic tournament in which he participated could never have been in serious doubt. With a seemingly effortless technique wholly at the service of the music, countering its most outrageous demands with clarity and lucidity, Hamelin remains absolutely unique, as September's Record of the Month demonstrates once again. The two Shostakovich Cello Concertos must come near the top of the list of great twentieth-century works written for the instrument, and both have been central to every cellist's repertoire since the glory days of Mstislav Rostropovich. These new accounts from Alban Gerhardt—with Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the WDR Sinfonieorchester—are set to join a select few of the most distinguished.

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Their very first album having won a Gramophone Award in 2019, expectations are naturally high ahead of their second: Luís Toscano and Cupertinos now turn their attention to perhaps the pre-eminent figure from the Golden Age of Portuguese polyphony with an album of Masses, Responsories and motets by Duarte Lobo; a wonderful programme demonstrating the ensemble's consummate musicianship to best effect. And the delights of English chamber music from the dawn of the twentieth century are revealed by Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet in Piano Quintets by Thomas Dunhill & Frédéric d'Erlanger. The composers' names may now be little known, but the neglect is unjust: this is engaging and memorable music which requires no apology.

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Signum Classics logo

On Signum Classics Michael Finnissy's Pious Anthems & Voluntaries brings to fruition a three-year residency for the composer with St John's College Choir Cambridge. Directed by Andrew Nethsingha, these extended responses to, and reworkings of, masterpieces by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and Michael Tippett intertwine with a Bachian cantata to create a whole so much greater than its parts.

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In Journeys to the New World on Signum, the members of The Queen's Six present an opulent programme of works by eight composers whose music spanned the gap from Old Spain to New Spain. Four of them never went to the New World, though their music did; three more were born and trained in Spain, later emigrating to the new colonial cities; and the last became the first composer-choirmaster to be born in the New World of Spanish parents.

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Eric Whitacre's The Sacred Veil is a narrative of courtship, death, grief and eventual recovery, a project undertaken in collaboration with poet, writer and long-time friend Charles Anthony Silvestri, whose wife Julie it commemorates. Performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the composer's baton, this new Signum album is as uplifting as it is thought-provoking and unsettling.

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Wenn Marc-André Hamelin doch nur im Jahre 1837 in Paris gelebt hätte. Auf Grundlage der Opern-Transkriptionen & Fantasien von Liszt und Thalberg (die das Gemeinschaftsprojekt Hexaméron umfassen), kann man sich wohl den Ausgang jeglicher pianistischer Wettbewerbe, an denen er teilgenommen hätte, mit relativer Sicherheit ausrechnen. Mit scheinbar müheloser Technik und völlig im Dienste der Musik, wobei er die ungeheuerlichsten Anforderungen mit Klarheit und Deutlichkeit meistert, bleibt Hamelin absolut einzigartig—wie die CD des Monats im September einmal mehr demonstriert. Die beiden Cellokonzerte von Schostakowitsch gehören zu den größten Kompositionen für das Instrument, die im 20. Jahrhundert entstanden und seit Mstislaw Rostropowitschs Glanzzeit für alle Cellisten zentrale Werke sind. Diese Neuinterpretationen von Alban Gerhardt mit Jukka-Pekka Saraste und dem WDR Sinfonieorchester werden sich wohl in die Riege der hervorragendsten einreihen.

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Nachdem ihr Debütalbum 2019 mit einem Gramophone Award ausgezeichnet wurde, sind die Erwartungen an ihre zweite Einspielung natürlich hoch: Luís Toscano und Cupertinos setzen sich nun mit dem vielleicht herausragendsten Komponisten des goldenen Zeitalters portugiesischer Polyphonie auseinander. Mit einem wunderschönen Programm von Messen, Responsorien und Motetten von Duarte Lobo demonstriert das Ensemble seine vollendete Musikalität. Und die Freuden der englischen Kammermusik des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts werden von Piers Lane und dem Goldner String Quartet mit Klavierquintetten von Thomas Dunhill & Frédéric d’Erlanger präsentiert. Die Komponisten mögen heute kaum bekannt sein, doch ist diese Vernachlässigung ungerechtfertigt: es handelt sich hierbei um einnehmende und denkwürdige Musik.

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Bei Signum Classics repräsentieren die Pious Anthems & Voluntaries von Michael Finnissy das Ergebnis des dreijährigen Aufenthalts des Komponisten bei dem Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Unter der Leitung von Andrew Nethsingha verbinden sich diese ausgedehnten Reaktionen auf Meisterwerke von John Taverner, Thomas Tallis und Michael Tippett mit einer Bach’schen Kantate und ergeben damit ein Ganzes, das die Summe seiner Bestandteile weit übertrifft.

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Mit den Reisen in die Neue Welt legen die Mitglieder von The Queen’s Six bei Signum ein prächtiges Programm mit Werken von acht Komponisten vor, deren Musik sowohl das alte als auch das neue Spanien repräsentiert. Vier dieser Komponisten schafften es nie in die Neue Welt, obwohl ihre Musik dorthin gelangte, und von den anderen vier wurden drei in Spanien geboren und ausgebildet, bevor sie später in die neuen Kolonialstädte auswanderten, und der letzte war der erste Komponist und Kantor, der als Kind spanischer Eltern in der Neuen Welt geboren wurde.

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The Sacred Veil von Eric Whitacre ist eine Erzählung, die von Liebeswerben, Tod, Trauer und letztendlicher Linderung handelt—ein Projekt, das er zusammen mit seinem langjährigen Freund, dem Dichter und Schriftsteller Charles Anthony Silvestri unternommen hat, dessen Frau Julie es gewidmet ist. Ausgeführt von dem Los Angeles Master Chorale unter der Leitung des Komponisten, ist dieses neue Signum-Album zugleich erhebend, verstörend und zum Nachdenken anregend.

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