22 April 2012 marks 100th anniversary of the birth of Kathleen Ferrier. Kathleen Ferrier was born on 22 April 1912 and died at the age of forty-one on 8 October 1953. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Kathleen Ferrier’s birth the DECCA legacy is brought together in a comprehensive 14-CD set with a bonus DVD. All the recordings have been remastered for this anniversary edition and will further demonstrate the unique qualities of this much-loved artist.
Chandos Records released of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley and featuring Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and George Caird (oboe) performing the program of Gerald Finzi's Cello Concerto, Op. 40 and Kenneth Leighton's Suite 'Veris Gratia', Op. 9 in a digital recording.
Sept templiers, trois portes, une seule vérité.
1307. Le roi Philippe le Bel et le pape Clément V ordonnent l'anéantissement total de l'Ordre du Temple. Mais dans l'ombre des commanderies, sept templiers vont organiser sa survivance par-delà les siècles. De nos jours, le commissaire franc-maçon Antoine Marcas reçoit l'appel désespéré d'un mystérieux frère, sur le point d'être assassiné, qui lui transmet la piste d'un secret fabuleux : le trésor des templiers. Au même moment à Saint-Pierre de Rome, le pape s'apprête à bénir la foule quand il est abattu par un tireur d'élite…
The title of ECM's release of works by three composers born in the former Soviet Union perfectly captures the mood of the CD – it is truly mysterious. Although more than half a century separates the first of these pieces from the most recent, they share a sense of otherness that defies easy explanation. The pieces are not so much mysterious in the sense of being eerie (although there are several moments that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you were listening alone in the dark); they are unsettling because they raise more questions than they answer.