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Gordon Getty: Joan and the Bells (cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra) - Serge Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 (Live)

Lisa Delan, Vladimir Chernov, The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Russian National Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov

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"... it's interesting to hear Russian musicians playing Prokofiev's ballet ... benefits tremendously from the realistic envelopment of the tumultous pealing bells, which has a vertical dimension ... talk about a big finish!”
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Joan and the Bells  
1
I. Judgment
Gordon Getty; Lisa Delan; Vladimir Chernov; The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:13
2
II. Joan in her Chamber
Gordon Getty; Lisa Delan; Vladimir Chernov; The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:56
3
III. The Square at Rouen
Gordon Getty; Lisa Delan; Vladimir Chernov; The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
5:54
Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter  
4
I. Montagues and Capulets
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
5:35
5
II. Juliet, the Young Girl
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
3:55
6
III. Friar Laurence
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:51
7
IV. Dance
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
2:16
8
V. Romeo at Juliet's Before Parting
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
7:47
9
VI. Dance of the Antilles Girls
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
1:58
10
VII. Romeo at Juliet's Grave
Sergey Prokofiev; Russian National Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov
5:33
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    50:58
"... a highly effective work, well written for the voices, ably orchestrated, thematically coherent, dramatically persuasive ... Joan and the Bells is a fully engaging cantata, with its shimmering orchestration and vocal lines that are actually singable."
- Fanfare

"... features the excellent Eric Ericson Chamber Choir ... Vedernikov and the RNO give (a) very committed performance ... certainly Getty’s use of traditional harmony and his Romantic approach plays to the strengths of all concerned ... certainly worth hearing."
- ClassicsToday.com

Alexander Vedernikov and the Russian National Orchestra present this diverse recording, pairing Gordon Getty's cantata Joan and the Bells, based on the legend of Joan of Arc, with a suite from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet. Soloists on the Getty cantata are soprano Lisa Delan in the role of Joan and baritone Vladimir Chernov singing Cauchon, joined by the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir of Stockholm.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live on October 7th, 2002 at the Maison de la Culture de Bourges, France
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Executive Producers: Rick Walker, Sergei Markov
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Sound engineers: Roger de Schot, Mario Nozza
Editing: Erdo Groot

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International / Eurosound
Microphones: Schoeps MK2H, MK21 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics
Microphone pre-amps: Custom built by Polyhymnia International BV. and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter
DSD recording editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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