Eastern European piano music: Gorecki – Pelecis – Ustvolskaya – Gubaidulina – Lubimov – Erato

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1. Ustvolskaya : Piano Concerto 17:32
2. Gubaidulina : Piano Concerto, ‘Introitus’ 24:22
3. Górecki : Piano Concerto Op.40 : I Allegro molto 4:12
4. Górecki : Piano Concerto Op.40 : II Vivace 4:09
5. Pelécis : Concertino bianco for Piano in C major : I Con intenerimento 4:51
6. Pelécis : Concertino bianco for Piano in C major : II Con venerazione 5:54
7. Pelécis : Concertino bianco for Piano in C major : III Con anima 2:45

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Gorecki: The Three String Quartets – Hyperion

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CD1
1 Already it is dusk ‘String Quartet No 1’, Op 62 [15’43]
Quasi una fantasia ‘String Quartet No 2’, Op 64
2 Movement 1: Largo sostenuto, mesto [7’49]
3 Movement 2: Deciso, energico, marcatissimo sempre [6’57]
4 Movement 3: Arioso. Adagio cantabile ma molto espressivo e molto appassionato [8’00]
5 Movement 4: Allegro sempre con grande passione e molto marcato [10’16]
CD2
… songs are sung ‘String Quartet No 3’, Op 67
1 Movement 1: Adagio, molto andante, cantabile [11’11]
2 Movement 2: Largo cantabile [12’55]
3 Movement 3: Allegro sempre ben marcato [4’51]
4 Movement 4: Deciso, espressivo ma ben tenuto [12’24]
5 Movement 5: Largo, tranquillo [14’31]

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The King’s Singers: Tresors A Capella (4CDs)

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The King’s Singers is a British a cappella vocal ensemble who celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2008. Their name recalls King’s College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars in 1968. In the United Kingdom, their popularity peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s. Thereafter they began to reach a wider international audience, appearing frequently on The Johnny Carson Show in the U.S. In February 2009 their CD, Simple Gifts, won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album.

Today the ensemble travels worldwide for its performances, appearing in around 125 concerts each year, mostly in Europe, the U.S. and the Far East, having recently added the People’s Republic of China to their list of touring territories. Recent UK performances have included 40th anniversary concerts at the Cadogan Hall, London, on April 30, 2008, and the following day in the chapel of King’s College Cambridge, several appearances in the Royal Albert Hall Proms, and concerts as part of the Three Choirs Festival.

CD1:
01. Good Vibrations (Wilson-Love) – 3:49
02. Cecilia (Simon) – 2:57
03. Father to Son (Collins) – 3:22
04. The Boxer (Simon) – 4:01
05. Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father (Newman) – 2:37
06. Seaside Rendez-vous (Mercury) – 2:25
07. And So It Goes (Joel) – 3:09
08. American Pie (McLean) – 6:34
09. Some Folks’ Lives Roll Wasy (Simon) – 3:16
10. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover (Simon) – 3:25
11. That Lonesome Road (Taylor) – 2:38
12. Freddie Feel-Good (Stevens) – 4:09
13. M. L. K. (Clayton-Hewson-Evans-Mullen) – 2:05

CD2:
01. Chanson d’Amour (Shanklin) – 3:15
02. Now Those Days Are Gone (Martin-Hill) – 3:24
03. La Valse a Mille Temps (Brel) – 4:14
04. Con Amores, la Mia Madre (De Anchieta) – 2:22
05. Who Is Sylvia? (Schubert-Shakespeare) – 2:45
06. Chitarra d’Amor (Schmidseder) – 3:27
07. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Carmichael) – 2:36
08. All I Ask of You (Weber-Stilgoe-Hart) – 3:25
09. Dein Herzlein Mild (Brahms-Heyse) – 2:09
10. My Romance (Rodgers-Hart) – 3:43
11. She’s Like the Swallow (Trad.) – 4:42
12. Quand Tu Dors Pres de Moi (Auric-Sagan) – 3:39
13. Love’s Philosophy (Quilter) – 1:38
14. Alice in Wonderland (Clare-Milligan) – 2:25
15. Plaisir d’amour (Martini) – 3:06
16. If Music Be the Food of Love (Purcell-Heveningham) – 2:26
17. Le Papillon et la Fleur (Faure-Hugo) – 2:40
18. Lydia (Faure-De Lisle) – 2:22
19. Phyllis Is My Only Joy (Hobbs) – 1:53
20. Wenn Ich in Deinen Augen Seh’ (Schumann-Heine) – 2:01
21. Down with Love (Arlen-Harburg) – 2:33

CD3:
01. William Byrd – Haec Dies – 2:04
02. Thomas Tallis – Те Lucis Ante Terminum (I) – 2:13
William Byrd
03. Beata Viscera Mariae Virginis – 1:53
04. Ave Verum Corpus – 4:28
05. Vigilate – 4:24
06. Viri Galilaei – 2:36
Thomas Tallis
07. Те Lucis Ante Terminum (II) – 1:50
Lamentations de Jeremie
Premiere Partie
08. Incipit Lamentatio – 1:07
09. Aleph – 2:14
10. Beth – 2:56
11. Jerusalem – 1:25
Seconde Partie
12. De Lamentatione – 1:20
13. Gimel – 2:18
14. Daleth – 3:07
15. Heth – 2:44
16. Jerusalem – 2:35
17. If Ye Love Me – 2:33
William Byrd
18. O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth, Our Queen – 3:41
19. Sing Joyfully – 2:14
20. Laudibus in Sanctis – 4:39

CD4:
01. Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki – Totus Tuus – 9:17
02. Veljo Tormis – Piispa Ja Pakana (The Bishop and the Pagan) – 9:02
Igor Stravinsky
03. Pater Noster – 1:34
04. Ave Maria – 1:51
Geoffrey Poole
05. Prologue: Ave, Rex Angelorum – 3:14
06. Scherzo: Tutivillus – 1:55
07. Prayer: Mary Modyr – 6:14
08. Epilogue: Blessed Jesu – 5:13
John Tavener
09. Funeral Ikos – 7:14
10. The Lamb – 3:17
Richard Rodney Bennett
Sermons and Devotions
11. A Statue of Snowe – 3:05
12. A Flower at Sun-Rising – 3:18
13. Poore Intricated Soule! – 3:06
14. The Seasons of His Mercies – 6:23
15. The Bell Doth Toll – 3:56

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