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The Divine Feminine


Release Date: 10/24/2006 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80689   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John TavenerHildegard of BingenArvo PärtTomás Luis de Victoria,   ... 
Performer:  Carlo WillemsElly AmelingRichard LeechSylvia McNair,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf WerthenRobert ShawJesús Lopez-CobosYoel Levi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I FiamminghiTapestryRobert Shaw Festival Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Subtitled: A Musical Meditation on the Mystery and Spirit of Woman
Includes work(s) by various composers.
Subtitled: A Musical Meditation on the Mystery and Spirit of Woman
Includes work(s) by various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Last Sleep of the Virgin: Excerpt(s) by John Tavener
Performer:  Carlo Willems (Hand Bells)
Conductor:  Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fiamminghi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Onze Lieve Vrouw, Presentatiekerk, Gent 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rudolf Werthen. 
2. O eterne Deus by Hildegard of Bingen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapestry
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Venue:  National Music Foundation, Lennox, MA 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: National Music Foundation, Lennox, MA (05/28/1997 - 05/31/1997) 
3. Fratres: Excerpt(s) by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fiamminghi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Estonia 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Venue:  Abbey Bonne Espérance, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Arvo Pärt (for Strings and Percussion)
I Fiamminghi performs seven out of the eight variations.
Composition written: Estonia (1977 - 1980). 
4. O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Festival Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Peter's Church, Gramat, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Alleluia and Fugue for String Orchestra, Op. 40b: Excerpt(s) by Alan Hovhaness
Conductor:  Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fiamminghi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Venue:  Vellereille-les-Brayeux, Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6. Les nuits d'été, Op. 7: no 2, Le spectre de la rose by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; France 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1985 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
7. Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3: Siciliana by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Rome, Italy 
Venue:  Musica Theatre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switz 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Musica Theatre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (05/29/1991 - 05/31/1991) 
8. Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108: 3rd movement, Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884/1890; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1890, Leopold Nowak Edition, 1955. 
9. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Venus by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus Women
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10. Romeo and Juliet Suite no 1, Op. 64a: no 3, Madrigal by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio (11/2002 - 02/2003) 
11. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Love scene by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Richard Leech (Tenor), Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Venue:  J Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
12. Carmina burana: no 21, In trutina by Carl Orff
Performer:  Judith Blegen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis: Excerpt(s) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Peter Cosham (Violin), Andrew Williams (Viola), François Rive (Cello),
Barry Griffiths (Violin)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14. Concerto for Flute: Anhran by Christopher Rouse
Performer:  Carol Wincenc (Flute)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Venue:  Jones Symphony Hall, Houston, Texas 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Jones Symphony Hall, Houston, Texas (09/24/1996 - 10/01/1996) 
15. O viridissima virga, Ave by Hildegard of Bingen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapestry
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Venue:  National Music Foundation, Lennox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: National Music Foundation, Lennox, MA (05/28/1997 - 05/31/1997) 

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