Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image

PT 6040
StarStarStarStarStar Rating
Log in to be the first to review this disc
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
PentaTone Logo
PT 6040

GETTY: Choral Works

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2009

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master

Artists:

Russian National Orchestra


Thomas, Michael Tilson


Vedernikov, Alexander


Michael Tilson Thomas

Featured Artist

Alexander Vedernikov

Featured Artist

Vladimir Chernov

Featured Artist

Record Label
PentaTone

Genre:

Classical




Total Time - 62:49
background image
SELECT YOUR MUSIC FORMAT FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW*
onquestion marklosslessquestion markStudio Fileoffquestion mark 
*if you purchase a higher level format, we include the lower formats free of charge
Please Note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless or better
 
DOWNLOADS
Buttonbooklet
 

GORDON GETTY

Select Complete Single Disc for
     
 

Young American

 
1 I. Hark the Homeland 2:43
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
2 II. Heather mary 6:43
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
3 III. My Uncle's House 3:22
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
4 IV. War Interlude 3:00
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
5 V. Daughter of Asheville 3:36
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
6 VI. When Daniel Boone goes by at Night 1:31
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
     
 

3 Welsh Songs

 
7 I. Welcome Robin 2:13
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
8 II. Kind Old Man 4:12
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
9 III. All Through the Night 3:48
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
     
10 

Annabel Lee

6:23
 Michael Tilson Thomas Featured Artist
 Thomas, Michael Tilson
     
 

Victorian Scenes

 
11 I. Blow, Bugle, Blow 3:06
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
12 II. Loveliest of Trees 1:57
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
13 III. With Rue My Heart is Laden 1:54
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
14 IV. Along the Field as We Came by 1:43
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
15 V. The Time Draws Near the Birth of Christ 2:23
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
16 VI. All Along the Valley 3:20
 Alexander Vedernikov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
     
17 

Plump Jack

10:55
 Vladimir Chernov Featured Artist
 Vedernikov, Alexander
No Notes Found.

“These performances present a strong case for the music, which should be popular with choruses searching for Americana to program.”

Robert Benson
 

Classicalcdreview.com

"...Getty is an extremely talented, communicative composer - one who writes in an extremely conservative, audience-friendly style, but who manages to find his own authentic voice. The more of his music I have heard, the more I’ve come to appreciate him as a powerful musical personality... while his music is tonal and tuneful, it is not without touches of 20th-century harmonic grammar... for any listener who enjoys robust choral writing, good tunes, lively rhythms, and ethereal beauty, this disc can be enthusiastically recommended.

The texts of Young America were mostly written by Getty... This music and the texts recall just what the title implies, a young America, and the work is evocative and powerful despite or perhaps because of its simplicity. Getty also has a nice feel for orchestral colors. The Three Welsh Songs are settings by Getty, and "All Through the Night" is a remarkably beautiful closing to the group. Victorian Scenes is a setting of poems by Tennyson and Housman, and evokes scenes of nature very effectively. Annabel Lee is a setting of Poe’s heart-on-sleeve poem paying tribute to his wife who died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. What saves Poe’s words from excessive sentimentality is their deeply felt sincerity and the elegance of his outpouring of love and sorrow, and Getty captures this in his music...

Special praise goes to baritone Chernov, soprano Delan, and bass Hunka for their clear, committed singing in ["Jerusalem" from the opera Plump Jack]. All of the performances here are excellent - both choirs sing with beautiful blend and balance, clear diction, good intonation, and a real feeling for the music. I heard the SACD in regular two-channel stereo and thought the sound superbly balanced, with plenty of air around the chorus but no muddiness. PentaTone supplies full texts. This is an extraordinarily engaging disc, one to which I shall return many times."

Henry Fogel

Fanfare

“The performances are outstanding…sound quality, as usual from PentaTone, is superb. Highly recommended, for lovers of choral music, or anyone that yearns for a bygone age.”

Tom Gibbs

Audiophile Audition

“There’s clearly a strong personal voice here [and] the results are consistently winsome, sometimes even hauntingly beautiful.... Those attracted to the spirit behind this music will find that the performances are fluent and that the sound - as usual with PentaTone - is exceptionally natural.”

 

International Record Review - November 2005



No User Reviews Found.