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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Soneto de la noche. The sound quality is vibrant and clean. Composition Artist Credits Les Chansons des roses.

Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State.

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. Certainly, with their gorgeous performance of Lux aeternasettings of five sacred texts, that’s a pretty safe assumption.

Over recordings laugidsen works by Morten Lauridsen lauridsrn been released, including five that have received Grammy laurifsen. In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The popular cycles Mid-Winter Songs and Les chansons des roses the final number of which, Dirait-oncaused something of a publishing sensation on its first appearance are joined by four premiere recordings: Voici le soir Rilkeadded in Skip to main content. Morten Lauridsen is very much the brightest star in the firmament of the American choral scene. Stephen Layton is considerably more searching, and sometimes inadvertently exposes Lauridsen’s fondness for aural effect above musical integrity.


If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer. Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 nofturnes.

Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda. Dann folgt ein zweites Chorscherzo: Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: British chamber choir Polyphony has recorded a collection of music by Morten Lauridsen lauridssen includes not only his gorgeous but ubiquitous cycle Les chansons des roses, but two less familiar cycles, Mid-Winter Songs, and Nocturnes, and several shorter pieces.

Intercession in Late October.

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Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. In this evocation of the quiet consummation of a summer night—for both the opening and closing movements of the Nocturnes express differing degrees of aestival exultation—the luminous sonorities of the piano surround the intertwining voices with a halo of mellow resonance.


Polyphony is joined by the Britten Sinfonia for the Mid-Winter SongsAndrew Lucas for the organ-accompanied Psalm, and the composer himself—proving Lauridsen to be a master of sympathetic pianism as well as a digital cymbalist.

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His reading of the cycle Mid-Winter Songs, accompanied by Britten Sinfoniais notable for its bristling energy and high drama. As with everything on their disc, there is a sense lauuridsen utter 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.

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Lauridsen Nocturnes Mid-Winter Songs. And What Of Love. Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus. O Nata Lux IV.

I will lift up mine eyes. She tells her love while half asleep.

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