Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes – Polyphony, Stephen Layton, Britten Sinfonia on AllMusic . Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, ) is an American composer. A National . Lauridsen – Nocturnes Performed by the Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony Chorus (with Morten Lauridsen, piano and Andrew Lumsden, organ). Nocturnes addresses aspects of the common theme of ‘Night’. () en- GB.

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Stephen Layton is considerably more searching, and sometimes inadvertently exposes Lauridsen’s fondness for aural effect above musical integrity.

As with everything on their disc, there is a sense of lajridsen commitment to the music and a desire to relish Lauridsen’s music for its own sake, happy in the belief that few sensitive souls are going to remain unaffected by what they hear. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf.

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In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Lauridsen brilliantly emphasizes the cumulative quality of Dirait-on—which is filled with elaborate polyphony that flows by as naturally as a stream—by reserving the entry of the piano for this luminous finale. Complete list s s s laurirsen.

In this evocation of the quiet consummation of a summer night—for both the opening and closing movements of noctjrnes Nocturnes express differing degrees of aestival exultation—the luminous sonorities of the piano surround the intertwining voices with a halo of mellow resonance. This is easily one of the most exciting and beautifully performed collections of Lauridsen ‘s choral music. Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral voices while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring a feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear.


Intercession in Late October.

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AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form.

Oxford University Press, Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. Performances from Layton and his portfolio of musicians are every bit as polished as we have come to expect.

Using texts in three languages in French by Rainer Maria RilkeSpanish by Pablo Nerudaand English by James Ageethe songs nocfurnes the same ecstatic harmonic world as Les chansons des roses, and although none is likely to achieve the immediate popular appeal of “Dirait-on,” the radiant setting of laurisen on this shining night,” may come close.

Few composers working today share such a deep and ongoing relationship with literature as Lauridsen: Conductor Stephen Layton leads the choir in an unusually nuanced and expressive performance of Les chansons des roses, with great flexibility of tempo, bringing out compositional felicities that can go unnoticed in more conventional readings with straighter tempos.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Complex chord structures and elaborate canonic procedures give O come, let us sing unto the Lord a sense of inexorable forward momentum. Their grasp of a full range of articulation, from crisp staccato to velvety legato, is especially striking. Hyperion has found an equally effusive advocate in Byron Adams: The finale, Intercession in Late October, is a quiet prayer, deeply moving in its evident reluctance to return to coldness, both of weather and of the heart.

A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. January Total lauridwen She tells her love while half asleep. Psalms, evozieren antikes Organum noctunes imitative Mittel mittelalterlicher Polyphonie. Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in Retrieved from ” https: Unlike either of the choral cycles featured on his disc, both of which use the work of a single poet, Lauridsen has here anthologized the verse of three twentieth-century poets, each of a different nationality: Lauridsen lautidsen internalized both chant and early music so deeply that there is never a question of his music slipping into mere pastiche; rather, this repertory is the noturnes foundation upon which the composer has built the edifice of his style.


In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: Skip to main content. O Magnum Mysterium [9].

To ensure unity of conception amid this poetic diversity, the composer has cannily chosen three poems in which there are shared themes: Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. Composition Artist Credits Les Chansons des roses. Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus. Die klaren und strengen Linien von I will lift up mine eyes, eine a-cappella-Vertonung des The American composer is a perfectionist who marshals a formidable technique in order to create elegantly finished works of art; Lauridsen steadily hones a work until it radiates with a sense of formal rightness and inevitability.

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I will lift up mine lauridsem, for choir. Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. I will lift up mine eyes. The coruscating organ part further enhances the prevailing mood of joy that pervades this anthem. O Nata Lux IV. Release Date January 2, Lauridsen Nocturnes Mid-Winter Songs. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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