Elina Garanca – Meditation (2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Elīna Garanča – Meditation (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:35 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca’s 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer’s warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections represent the Christian tradition, including settings of the Ave Maria, the Salve Regina, the Sanctus, the Agnus Dei, and the Regina Coeli, the character of the collection admits little variety, except for the general alternation between penitential and quietly ecstatic moods.


01. Gounod: Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile-Sanctus
02. Gounod: Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)
03. Praulins: Dievaines
04. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana-“Regina coeli laetare”
05. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana-Ave Maria
06. Gomez: Ave Maria
07. Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore In C, K.339-5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Ps. 116/117)
08. Bizet: Agnus Dei
09. Puccini: Salve Regina
10. Adam: Cantique de Noel
11. Vasks: Silent Songs-2. Dusi dusi
12. Vasks: Silent Songs-4. Paldies tev vela saule
13. Allegri: Miserere Mei, Deus
14. Caccini: Ave Maria