ELINA GARANCA - MEDITATION

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ELINA GARANCA
MEDITATION

Int. Release 15 Sep. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 479 2071 7 CD DDD GH


Track List

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile

1.
5:39

Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Ugis Praulins
3.
6:25

Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon, Latvian Radio Choir, Opernchor Saarbrücken

William Gomez
6.
3:52

Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Vesperae solennes de confessore In C, K.339

Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
8.
3:54

Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
9.
6:38

Elina Garanca, Gunther Rost

Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856)
10.
5:25

Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Peteris Vasks (1946 - )
Silent Songs

11.
1:33

Silent Songs

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava

Gregorio Allegri (1582 - 1652)
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Karel Mark Chichon

Giulio Caccini (1551 - 1618), Vladimir Vavilov
14.
5:41

Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Total Playing Time 1:11:41

This is the latest album from the superb Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca -- a peaceful and very personal selection of music from her homeland, in which she is ably supported by the renowned Latvian Radio Choir . . . Garanca has a creamy, rich voice which imbues every phrase with feeling and subtlety. The blending of traditional Latvian spiritual music with opera works well and this album should reinforce her position as one of today's outstanding voices and performers.

. . . an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment . . . this CD is a serious attempt to present sacred music in a way that will please Garanca's large audience, and on the whole the music is presented tastefully and with genuine emotion. In addition to the listeners who are attracted by its religious theme, this album has crossover appeal for followers of easy listening and casual classical fans.

Garanca's perfectly produced, caramel-colored mezzo is a thing of beauty; her legato is as smooth and gentle as silk. The opening "Sanctus" from Gounod's "St Cecilia Mass" bodes well . . . The result is gorgeous singing and playing . . .

Elina Garancas Gesang ist zeitlos schön, erschütternd ehrlich und direkt. Man merkt, da schwingt die innere Ruhe einer gereiften Künstlerin mit . . . Im Mittelpunkt von Meditation steht die Solistin -- und am Ende ist einfach alles nur noch Klang.

. . . [sie triumphiert] durch absolute Stilsicherheit und die ihr eigene, kühle Emphase . . . Garanca, auf allen Feldern hochkompetent, bestätigt ihren Rang als eine der wichtigsten Mezzo-Soprane der Gegenwart.

Un produit qui en séduira beaucoup . . . fort joliment chanté . . .

  • Watch the album trailer for Elīna Garanča's upcoming album "Meditation", to be released on Deutsche Grammohpon.

    Elīna Garanča presents a beautiful selection of spiritual music dedicated to the eternal search and longing for inner peace. Elīna Garanča is joined on this recording by her husband, the well-known Gibraltan conductor Karel Mark Chichon OBE.


  • Sehen Sie hier den Album Trailer für Elīna Garančas neues Album "Meditation".

    Elīna Garanča präsentiert eine wunderschöne Auswahl spiritueller Musik, die der ewigen Suche und Sehnsucht nach innerem Frieden gewidmet ist. Elīna Garanča wird auf diesem Album von Ihrem Ehemann unterstützt, dem bekannten Dirigenten Karel Mark Chichon OBE aus Gibraltar.


  • Elīna Garanča performs an excerpt from her new album "Meditation" on Deutsche Grammohpon.