Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich, Percy French|
The Essential Hyperion (Label Highlight Compilation)
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This truly is essential!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a brilliant idea from one of our leading record companies! On this disc, they have assembled a programme of highlights from their vast collection of choral, vocal, orchestral, and solo instrumental music that is very satisfying. As with most CDs of this sort, it is a case of some tracks not appealing as much as others- I for instance am a lover of choral music so the gorgeous renditions of Stanford's "Magnificat" by St. Paul's Cathedral Choir or John Sheppard's divine motet "Libera Nos" by the Sixteen are obvious preferences of mine. However, whether you seek dyed-in-the-wool orchestral classics as Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, less familiar works performed by period artists (such as "'E irei Madr'a Vigo" by ancient Spanish composer Martin Codax), or snippets of breathtaking instrumental solos (such as the rousing performance of Lefebure-Wely's "Sortie in E flat" which is sadly only an excerpt), this disc is bound to have something on it for you. And all of it is finely recorded."
A MUST BUY!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had to choose one CD to spend a month locked in isolation with, this would be the one. Its varied but it flows well together. It's restive and soothing. The quality is beyond excellent!!! At the price, anyone is a fool not to own it, and give it lavishly as gifts. Its gorgeous, lush and fabulous! Everyone that hears it in our home, falls in love with it!"
Great music, Excellent Value!
E. B. Frankovic | Visalia, CA USA | 07/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rarely can one buy so much good music for so little. This compilation features almost 80 minutes of high quality music."