This week, audiences will get a chance to hear rarely performed works and several debut albums. Here is a look
The new recording of Carl Nielsen’s incidental work features tenor Adam Riis, baritone Palle Knudsen, the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Philharmonic Choir, and the Odense Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andreas Delfs.
The work was written for a gala celebrating the reunification, in 1920, of Southern Jutland with Denmark. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the reunification, this new recording provides a new picture of the Danish National composer Carl Nielsen as a composer for the theatre.
Komitas: Divine Liturgy
DELOS releases this early-20th masterpiece by the revered Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet. The new recording marks the world-premiere recording featuring critically acclaimed Latvian Radio Choir led by its artistic director, Sigvards Klava. Guest soloists include bass Hovhannes Nersesyan and tenor Armen Badalyan.
The Divine Liturgy was originally composed for a male choir, and previous attempts over the years to transcribe it for mixed-choir performance were not enthusiastically received. Vache Sharafyan’s arrangement follows the original male-choir version as closely as possible, with the female voices lending it extra color and brightness.
The project took three years of preparation and was recorded over the course of three days starting on September 20, 2019.
DELOS releases Ekaterina Siurina’s debut album featuring French and Italian opera arias by Charpentier, Gounod, Bizet, Puccini, and Verdi from such works as “Otello,” “Louise,” “La Rondine,” “Les pêcheurs de perles,” “Faust,” and “Turandot.” Siurina’s husband, acclaimed tenor Charles Castronovo, also joins her in duets from Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” and Puccini’s “La Bohème.”
The Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra performs under the baton of conductor Constantine Orbelian.
Femmes Fatales: Soprano Heroines of the Orient
A Lad’s Love