photo by Viesturs Petersons

photo by Viesturs Petersons
(c:) 2013 by Dr. V. Petersons, Los Angeles

26.8.14

ELINA GARANCA 
”MEDITATION”


Uģis PrauliņšDievainesauthor's arrangement (2013) in

ELINA GARANCA
 ”MEDITATION

Int. CD release 15 Sep. 2014
0289 479 2071 7 CD DDD GH

Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893) Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile
1. Sanctus 5:39
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon
Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

3. Dievaines 6:25
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon
LISTENhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoGw8KYUIMk&feature=youtube_gdata (edit_short)

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Opernchor Saarbrücken, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

William Gomez
6. Ave Maria 3:52
Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Vesperae solennes de confessore In C, K.339
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)
8. Agnus Dei 3:54
Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
9. Salve Regina 6:38
Elina Garanca, Gunther Rost

Adolphe Adam
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Peteris Vasks (1946 - )
Silent Songs
11. #2. Dusi dusi 1:33
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava

Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652)
Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Karel Mark Chichon

Giulio Caccini (1551 - 1618), Vladimir Vavilov
14. Ave Maria 5:41
Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Karel Mark Chichon

Total Playing Time 1:11:41



"The album includes a couple of real discoveries like Prauliņš’ Dievaines" 
Presto Classical 



One or two, though, as she admits, are secular if not actually pagan – the grandly exotic Dievaines by Uģis Prauliņš, for instance, or the two tricksy Silent Songs by Pēteris Vasks, both folksy products of Latvia’s flourishing choral tradition. 
by George Hall, Sinfini Music 
http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/reviews/recordings/daily-reviews/elina-garanca-meditation 


Das „keltisch“ arrangierte „Dievaines“ von Ugis Praulins beispielsweise entführt musikalisch ins Baltikum und sorgt für Abwechslung auf diesem Album. 
Von Sommerwind, Amazon.DE
http://www.amazon.de/Meditation-Elina-Garanca/dp/B00K60VA7G 

»Natürlich finden viele Komponisten diesen wunderbaren, jenseitigen Zustand oft in der geistlichen Musik«, erklärt Elīna Garanča, »aber es geht eben nicht immer nur um die Nähe zu Gott. Eher um die Seele an sich. Komponisten wie Uģis Prauliņš finden die innere Ruhe nicht in der Religion, sondern in der Welt der Folklore, der Elfen, der magischen Naturfiguren.« Genau diese Vielfalt der menschlichen Hoffnung interessiert die Sängerin: »Die Sehnsucht des Menschen nach Zufriedenheit, Trost und Seelenheil. Auf unserem Album folgen wir diesem Wunsch nach Glück, durch unterschiedliche Zeiten und an verschiedenen Orten.« 
Von Peter http://www.track4-info.de/blog/top-news/elina-garanca-so-klingt-gluck/


视频: Dievaines (Ugis Praulins) (excerpt) Elīna Garanča 
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzg1MDg5ODQ0.html








There are a couple of real stand out tracks here, like Prauliņš’ Dievaines  and Eriks Esenvalds' arrangement of Allegri 's Miserere , created especially for this recording.




новый альбом ЭЛИНЫ ГАРАНЧА «ВНУТРЕННЯЯ МОЛИТВА»



L'album comporte quelques découvertes comme le titre Dievaines du compositeur letton Ugis Praulin...

“Dievaines” by Ugis Praulins, a new age partition that begins like a hot tub music and achieves like a Hollywood blockbuster.

Love the new cd by Latvian singer Elina Garanca including the Latvian Radio Choir! Here is a short version of Ugis Praulins’ “Dievaines’ introduced by Elina.  http://bit.ly/1vTFAJm


THE female mezzosoprano voice is one of the most alluring in the vocal spectrum and Latvian mezzo Elina Garanca is one of the best singing today. Few can match her vocal brilliance, the luscious texture of her mezzo that reaches soprano heights and lustrous lower depths. She floats top notes and phrases with expansive ease. She made her name in opera but in this disc she opts for music of “the ineffable”. It includes three settings of Ave Maria by William Gomez, by Vladimir Vavilov (attributed to Giulio Caccini) arranged by her husband, the conductor Karel Mark Chichon who also arranged a Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo setting. Dievaines by compatriot composer Ugis Praulins takes pride of place, alongside Peteris Vasks’ compositions Dusi dusi and Paldies tev vela saule. Puccini’s Salve Regina, with Gunther Rost on organ, is also welcome. Garanca is well backed by Latvian Radio Choir and Deutsche Radio Philharmonic, Chichon conducting. 
by Patricia Kelly 
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/album-reviews-the-church-solicitors-steve-smyth-elina-garanca-slash-screamfeeder-peep-tempel/story-e6frfn09-1227094181363



Elina Garanca: Meditation     
Sacred Classics: 10 great recordings featured over the past year 
Any recording from the Latvian Radio Choir is worth listening to. Add the voice of the great mezzo soprano Elina Garanca, and you have a Top 10 recording. In addition to works by Gounod, Bizet and Allegri, there are works by Latvian composers Ugis Praulins and Peteris Vasks that just may be the highlights of the album.
JAN 27, 2015 David Rutherford 


NEW VIDEO by POLYHYMNIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shZf30X0nQE (2017)