- Performer:Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt
- Title:Westminster Choir at Spoleto Festival U.S.A.
- Style:Vocal Music,Choral
- Date of release:June 18, 1996
- Size FLAC version1890 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1571 megabytes
- Size WMA version1504 megabytes
- Formats:MPC WMA MP4 VOC ADX MOD
Westminster Choir at Spoleto Festival . Gothic Records 49078.
Label Code: Side A/B: L3RS 4087.
Joseph Flummerfelt conducting the Spoleto Festival . Orchestra, Westminster Choir and Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus in 2009, in Charleston, . He was the leading choral director of his generation. Mr. Flummerfelt conducted the Westminster Choir, the larger Westminster Symphonic Choir and the New York Choral Artists, which he founded in 1979. His choirs were featured on some 45 recordings, several of which won Grammy Awards, including one of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, conducted by Bernstein, and another of John Adams’s On the Transmigration of Souls, a work commissioned after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with Lorin Maazel conducting the Philharmonic. Flummerfelt played key roles as well at the Spoleto Festival . and the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy.
Joseph Flummerfelt (February 24, 1937 – March 1, 2019) was an American conductor. He taught at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey for three decades. He was a co-founder of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina in 1977, and its director of choral activities from 1977 to 2013. He was also the chorus master of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Italy from 1971 to 1993.
The Westminster Choir has been hailed by audiences and critics for its creative programing and ability to deeply engage listeners. Its performance of John Adams’ El Niño, conducted by Joe Miller, at the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA was praised by The New York Times a. uperb. Meticulously prepared, the chorus was remarkable for its precision, unanimity and power. The Westminster Choir’s has been recording choral masterworks for nine decades. The Heart’s Reflection: Music of Daniel Elder, was described by Classics Today as first rate and highly recommended
Album: Samuel Barber: Antony and Cleopatra. Samuel Barber: Antony and Cleopatra: Best 2 songs
Its newest recording, Twentieth-Century American Choral Classics, with members of the New York Philharmonic and Joseph Flummerfelt, will be released later this season.
Conductor and artistic leader of the Spoleto Festival USA Joseph Flummerfelt has been working with the Spoleto festivals both in Charleston and in Italy for many years and knows how special the experience really is. As previous conductor of the Westminster Choir, he has stepped aside this year to work with director John Pascoe on Carlo Menotti's enrapturing opera The Medium. While Flummerfelt rarely conducts opera, he has agreed to conduct The Medium owing to his close relationship with Carlo Menotti himself. He speaks about the thrills that the position of conductor of this opera brings.
CreditsRodney Briscoe - Bass (Vocal)
Georg Friedrich Daumer - Text
Horace Everett - Text
Joseph Flummerfelt - Conductor, Primary Artist
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Text
Harry Munz - Engineer
Glenn Parker - Piano
Nancianne Parrella - Piano
Rainer Maria Rilke - Poetry
Westminster Choir - Choir/Chorus, Primary Artist
|1||O schöne Nacht ("Am Himmel märchenhaft erglänzt"), for mixed voices, Op. 92/1||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||3:27|
|2||Warum? ("Warum doch erschallen"), quartet for mixed voices & piano, Op. 92/4||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:18|
|3||Der Gang zum Liebchen ("Es glänzt der Mond nieder"), quartet for mixed voices & piano, Op. 31/3||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||3:02|
|4||Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 11||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||5:24|
|5||Chansons (6) on poems by Rilke for chorus||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||6:52|
|6||Sing wee and chaunt it, madrigal for 5 voices||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||1:54|
|7||Rest, Sweet Nymphes||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||3:09|
|8||Slovak Folksongs (4) (Négy tót népdal), for chorus & piano, Sz. 70, BB 78||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||4:26|
|9||Éjszaka (Night), for chorus||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:14|
|10||Loch Lomond||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:30|
|11||Comin' Thro' the Rye||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||1:17|
|The Tender Land, opera|
|12||The Promise of Living||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||4:53|
|13||Garden Hymn||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:21|
|14||His voice as the sound||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:08|
|15||I Will Arise||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||1:34|
|16||My Lord, what a mornin'||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:44|
|17||Set Down, Servant||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||3:01|
|18||March: The Circus Band (III), for orchestra & optional chorus, S. 33/3 (K. 1C8)||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:11|
|19||Battle Hymn of the Republic||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||4:38|
|20||Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)||Westminster Choir / Joseph Flummerfelt||2:40|