Generation Harmonia Mundi 2: The Family Spirit 1988 - 2018

 
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Generation Harmonia Mundi 2: The Family Spirit 1988 - 2018
Various Artists including Andreas Scholl, Isabelle Faust, RIAS Kammerchor, Alexander Melnikov, Werner Gura, etc

[ Harmonia Mundi / 18 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 11 May 2018

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Over the past sixty years, several families of musicians have written the history of harmonia mundi. 1988-2018: after the success of Atys and the St Matthew Passion, the Arles years saw those families branching out and opening up to new generations with a consistency clearly visible in the artistic policy - the passion for excellence, and a certain sincerity of interpretation too, as may be seen notably in Haydn's Seasons. This set also gives examples of musical chemistry, encounters, new paths for exploration and even the odd amusing deviation from the norm...A unique and exciting story!

"[Faust's] playing throughout is remarkable not only for the expected attributes of fidelity and accuracy but for the tough, wild and impassioned qualities she restores to a piece which easily falls prone to white-dress, sugar-and-spice performances" Gramophone on the Isabelle Faust Mendelssohn

"The thrilling sound of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Berlin's crack RIAS Chamber Choir make for a life-enhancing experience. The three soloists are superb; the whole set makes you wonder anew at the 67-year-old composer's creativity and imagination." Gramophone on the Renee Jacobs Haydn

"few will have heard such an affecting performance as Scholl achieves here.
The lyrical prayer of human yearning for faith contained in the 'Fac ut ardeat' movement is tenderly sung and here, as throughout the programme, sympathetically supported by Ensemble 415 under Chiara Banchini's experienced direction." Gramophone on the Andreas Scholl Vivaldi

Tracks:

CD 1 The heirs of Alfred Deller
VIVALDI: Stabat Mater RV 621 / CAVALLI: Arias / HANDEL: Arias
Dominique Visse, Andreas Scholl, Lawrence Zazzo, Bejun Mehta

CD 2 The operatic odyssey of René Jacobs
From CAVALIERI to MOZART
(arias from Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, St Matthew Passion, L'Orfeo, Rinaldo, Agrippina, Die Schöpfung, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote, Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Bernarda Fink, alto, Andreas Scholl, alto, Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano, Maria Bayo, soprano, Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano, Inga Kalna, soprano, Johannes Weisser, bass, Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, soprano, & others

CD 3 The ladies of Basel
From MONTEVERDI TO VIVALDI
Monteverdi: Motets for solo voice [Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano]
Vivaldi: "La Follia" Sonata op. 1 n° 12, RV 63 in D minor / Sonata op.1 n°8, RV 64 in D minor [Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415]
Vivaldi: Sinfonia de "L'Olimpiade", RV 725, in C major / Concerto per Violino, RV 282, in F major / Concerto per Violino scordato, RV 391, in B minor [Gli Incogniti / Amandine Beyer]

CD 4-5 The new keyboard virtuosos
Works by F. COUPERIN, J. S. BACH, SOLER, MOZART, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS
Couperin: "Troisième Livre de Pièces de clavecin [Christophe Rousset]
Bach: Suite No 1 BWV 812 [Richard Egarr]
Soler: Preludes & Sonatas [Diego Ares]
Mozart: Sonata K 333 [Kristian Bezuidenhout]
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations [Andreas Staier]
Brahms: Sonate pour piano op. 2, F sharp minor [Alexander Melnikov]

CD 6-9 The Classical style revisited
HAYDN Die Jahreszeiten Les Saisons / The Seasons / Concerto for cello and orchestra Hob.VIIb:1
MOZART Piano Concerto n° 12, K.414 / Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, K.622
BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis op. 123
RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Lorenzo Coppola

CD 10 The French cello school
Works by J. S. BACH, SCHUBERT, OFFENBACH, DUTILLEUX
Offenbach: 1st Suite for two cellos
Bach: Cello Suite No 1
Dutilleux: "Trois Strophes sur le nom de SACHER for solo cello
Schubert: "Sonate pour arpeggione et piano, D.821
Roland Pidoux, Étienne Péclard, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Bruno Philippe

CD 11 Die Neue Romantik
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto Op. 64 / Piano Concerto MWV 02 / Symphony No.4 "Italian"
Isabelle Faust, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado

CD 12 Towards 'historically informed performance'
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (2nd & 3rd part) / Ma Mère l'Oye
Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

CD 13 A trio of stars . . . and the star trio
Works by SCHUMANN and BRAHMS
Schumann: Piano Trio No 2 / Piano Concerto
Brahms: Trio No 3
Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado, Trio Wanderer

CD 14 The masters of the lied
Lieder by SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, WOLF, EISLER
Schubert: Wintereisse [5 excerpts] / 3 Lieder
Schumann: "Liederkreis op. 24 [9 excerpts]
Wolf: Six Lieder
Eisler: Eight Lieder
Werner Güra, Mark Padmore, Sophie Karthäuser, Matthias Goerne

CD 15-16 The new explorers
Works by ROSSINI, DONIZETTI, BELLINI, VIEUXTEMPS, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY, DE FALLA, GERSHWIN, REICH
Rossini: Thème et variations for cello & piano
Donizetti/Bellini/Vieuxtemps: Alto arias
Falla: El Amor brujo (complete)
Anonymous: 4 extracts
Chopin/Debussy: Piano works (Javier Perianes)
Gershwin: Four excerpts [Including the original version of 'Rhapsody in Blue']
Reich: Double Sextet
Ensemble Explorations, Roel Dieltiens, Antoine Tamestit, Cédric Tiberghien, Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure, Josep Pons, Anonymous 4, Javier Perianes, Al Gallodoro, Harmonie Ensemble, Steven Richman, Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman.

CD 17 The new generation
Le Concert royal de la Nuit (Première veille) Ensemble Correspondance, Sébastien Daucé
English Airs and Tunes of Locke, Purcell, Draghi Le Caravansérail, Bertrand Cuiller
Rheinmädchen Les Filles du Rhin / Rhinemaidens (Works by Wagner, Schumann, Schubert) "Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano / Pygmalion / Raphaël Pichon"

CD 18 Masters of every style
HAYDN / KURTÁG (Cuarteto Casals)
J.S. BACH / BARTÓK (Isabelle Faust)
CHOPIN / SHOSTAKOVITCH (Alexander Melnikov)
F. COUPERIN / SATIE (Alexandre Tharaud).