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Placido Domingo, The Chicago Symphony Orchesta and Chorus, Daniel Barenboim: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - La Marseillaise

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There was no one man in the French Romantic Movement more hot-blooded than composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Proficient in no particular instrument, Berlioz's talent lay in composition, arrangement, and conducting. The entire orchestra was his instrument. Learned, erudite, and all around sanguine wild man, Berlioz existed in the rarefied company of other great Romanticists including Liszt, ...

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Chanticleer: A Portrait

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The all-male vocal orchestra Chanticleer is touted as "the only full-time classical vocal ensemble in the United States." The group is composed of 12 male voices: one bass, two baritones, three tenors, three altos, and three sopranos. They have earned a reputation for its crystalline a cappella interpretations of everything from Renaissance liturgical music to jazz ...

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Chanticleer and the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston: John Tavener-Lamentations and Praises

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I suspect that this review is untimely with respect to the fact that John Tavener’s Lamentations and Praises, as performed by the all-Male Chorus Chanticleer with orchestral support by the Handel and Haydn Society, won two Grammy® Awards on February 23, 2003. The two awards captured were for the Classical Best Small Ensemble Performance and the ...

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Chanticleer: Our American Journey

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...when I get home to that bright land!

Our American Journey is an intersection of multiple musical directions that the all-male choral group Chanticleer has been exploring for the past 20 years. Thematically, Our American Journey is a pan-continuation of several previous releases. The disc can be conveniently divided up according to the groups past and ...

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The Ray Brown Trio: Live at Scullers

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The piano trio is the most durable assembly in Jazz music. Durable in such a way that it almost always delivers high functioning music that is immediately accessible and enjoyable. Durable also in popularity. There have been many notable piano trios, all generally having one member as an anchor -- Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, ...