Meditation - Boris Björn Bagger (guitar); Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano); Grigory Mordashov (tin whistle); Gunther Rost (organ); Saarbrücken Opera Chorus; Latvian Radio Choir (choir, chorus); Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
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  1. Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in G major: Sanctus
  2. Repentir ("O Divine Redeemer"), song for mezzo-soprano & orchestra
  3. Dievaines, for voice, chorus & orchestra
  4. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Regina coeli laetare
  5. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Ave Maria
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  1. Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in G major: Sanctus
  2. Repentir ("O Divine Redeemer"), song for mezzo-soprano & orchestra
  3. Dievaines, for voice, chorus & orchestra
  4. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Regina coeli laetare
  5. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Ave Maria
  6. Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
  7. Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum
  8. Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Intermezzo from L'arlésienne Suite No. 2/6, arranged by Ernest Guirard)
  9. Salve del ciel regina, for soprano & harmonium
  10. Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  11. Klusas dziesmas (Silent Songs), for chorus: Dusi dusi
  12. Klusas dziesmas (Silent Songs), for chorus: Paldies tev vela saule
  13. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus
  14. Ave Maria
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Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca's 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections ...

Meditation 2014, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947920717

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