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Meditation / Garanca


Release Date: 09/16/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002132702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles GounodUgis PraulinsPietro MascagniWilliam Gomez,   ... 
Performer:  Elina GarancaGunther Rost
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio ChoirSaarbrücken Radio Philharmonic OrchestraSaarbrücken Opera Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Elina Garanca presents a beautiful selection of spiritual music dedicated to the eternal search and longing for inner peace. It’s one of her most personal albums yet, connecting the listener with Elina’s Latvian roots. Elina’s parents were involved with choral music; she grew up listening to this music and sang in choirs as a young musician. As such, this album celebrates the origins of her own singing career.

The work of two Latvian composers is also included – Ugis Praulins with Dievaines, and Eriks Esenvalds with an a cappella arrangement of Allegri's "Miserere mei" created especially for this recording. A Latvian choir adds its own unique flavor. Also on hand is Elina's husband, the well-known Gibraltan
Read more conductor Karel Mark Chichon OBE. This is their second collaboration on disc for DG following the success of Habanera.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sanctus by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Repentir "O Divine Redeemer" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Dievaines by Ugis Praulins
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
4.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina coeli laetare by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra,  Saarbrücken Opera Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
5.
Ave Maria [after the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana] by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: Arrangement: Karel Mark Chichon 
6.
Ave Maria by William Gomez
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
7.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
8.
Agnus Dei by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
9.
Silent Songs: Dusi dusi by Peteris Vasks
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
10.
Silent Songs: Paldies tev vela saule by Peteris Vasks
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
11.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
12.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
13.
Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
14.
Salve Regina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano), Gunther Rost (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Superbe December 18, 2014 By Jean-Louis Desrosiers (Montreal, QC) See All My Reviews "Un disque à écouter bien concentré. Un pur bonheur." Report Abuse
 Ethereal comfort December 6, 2014 By Jeannette B. (Scranton, PA) See All My Reviews "Elina Garanca brings freshness to the opera audience. Her presentation of "Carmen" is electrifying. This album is quite different, but so soothing to the ear. It transcends the turmoil of life to a place of peace." Report Abuse
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