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Transcriptions Vol 1 / Laurence Equilbey, Accentus

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Nystedt, Knut : Immortal Bach
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 10/6, CT. 19
>Ravel, Maurice : Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarme
>Wolf, Hugo : Lieder von Mörike
>Wolf, Hugo : Morike Lieder
>Berg, Alban : Seven Early Songs
>Mahler, Gustav : Ruckert Lieder (5)
>Debussy, Claude : Les angelus
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Some discs are simply so beautiful that it's almost painful to talk about them when you could be listening instead. This is one." - Classicstoday.com

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: L'Arsenal, Metz, France (02/2001).



Reviews

An old song resung
Laurence Equilbey's chamber chorus Accentus is making a specialty of looking at familiar music in different ways, such as their piano-only versions of the Brahms Requiem and Dvorak Stabat Mater. In this collection, the term “transcriptions” covers a variety of a capella arrangements of pieces better known in other forms. Barber’s own choral edition of his famous Adagio ("Agnus Dei," to words from the Mass) simply reassigns the instrumental lines to the voices; in the makeover of a Chopin etude into “Lacrymosa,” the rocking movement of the left-hand keyboard figure is provided by the singers instead. At the other extreme, Knut Nystedt’s "Immortal Bach" retains the melodic line of “Komm, susser Tod” and little else, outfitting it in contemporary harmonies. All the selections are performed with the accuracy and style we expect from this group. Texts are provided, as well as interesting notes by the arrangers on the how and why.
Submitted on 04/11/10 by Jim D. 
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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
  • Performers: François Lombard (Organ); Solange Añorga (Soprano); Jean-Francois Chiama
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Nystedt, Knut : Immortal Bach
  • Performers: Pierre Jeannot (Bass); Pascale Costes (Soprano); Nicolas Kern (Voice)
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 6 in E flat minor, Op. 10/6, CT. 19
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Ravel, Maurice : Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé :: Soupir
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1913

>Wolf, Hugo : Lieder von Mörike
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/24/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Mörike Lieder
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/14/1888

>Berg, Alban : Seven Early Songs :: Die Nachtigall
  • Performer: Solange Añorga (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1905-1908

>Mahler, Gustav : Rückert Lieder (5)
  • Performer: Solange Añorga (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/16/1901

>Debussy, Claude : Les angélus
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58 :: Largo (arranged as song
  • Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
  • Ensemble: Accentus Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844