Jeremy Irons, Matt Haimovitz & Uccello – Angel Heart: A Music Storybook (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:51 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Classical
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Created by soprano Lisa Delan and composer Luna Pearl Woolf, the recording of Angel Heart is a music storybook narrated by Jeremy Irons with an original story by Cornelia Funke and music by Luna Pearl Woolf, and performed by Matt Haimovitz & Uccello with world-class artists Frederica von Stade, Daniel Taylor, Delan and more. Woolf’s original score is interwoven with familiar songs and lullabies by Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Irving Berlin, Lennon-McCartney, David Sanford, Lewis Spratlan and Luna Pearl Woolf. The exquisite images that also tell the story are by Mirada, the Los Angeles-based creative studio and “purveyors of handmade storytelling.”

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Kammerchor der Frauenkirche, Ensemble Frauenkirche Dresden – Bach: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:47:08 minutes | 1,94 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Berlin Classics

Having enjoyed great success with the Christmas Oratorio and the B minor Mass, the Chamber Choir and ensemble frauenkirche dresden under the direction of Frauenkirche music director Matthias Grünert now continue their series of great works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Their St John Passion live from Dresden’s Frauenkirche enthralled audience and critics alike at Passiontide 2017. Release on a double album not only makes this great work readily accessible at home, it transports you directly into an unforgettable evening of drama.

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