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Peter Mattei - A Kaleidoscope

With his magnificent voice and magnetic stage personality, the Swedish baritone Peter Mattei delights audiences at the Metropolitan in New York, La Scala in Milan, and Covent Garden in London, performing roles such as the Count in The Marriage of Figaro and the title roles in Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin and The Barber of Seville. He made his first recording for BIS in 1991, while still a student at the Stockholm University College of Opera, and this was soon followed by further projects, often with Mattei as a soloist with various choirs. The present disc is an anthology of highlights from fifteen years’ of recordings, taking in classic Swedish and international Christmas carols as well as Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. A colourful and kaleidoscopic mixture of sacred and profane, new and old, vivid comedy and the most profound solemnity – all performed by a singer who has been described as ‘so fine an actor that one hardly notices how brilliantly he is singing’.
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  Carl Orff
  From Carmina Burana (chamber version) 14'49
01 No.4. Omnia sol temperat 2'29
02 No.11. Estuans interius 2'36
03 No.13. Ego sum abbas 1'53
04 No.16. Dies, nox et omnia 2'25
05 No.18. Circa mea pectora 1'59
06 No.19. Si puer cum puellula 1'04
07 No.22. Tempus est iocundum 2'23
  Adolphe Adam
08 Cantique de Noël 4'16
  Peter Cornelius
09 Die Könige 2'12
  Gunnar Wennerberg
10 Psalm 24 (Gören portarna höga) 2'52
  Wilhelm Stenhammar
11 Florez och Blanzeflor, Op.3 8'19
  Olle Adolphson
12 Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha 3'08
13 Londonderry Air 3'27
  Olle Adolphson
14 Nu är det gott att leva 3'33
  Sven Scholander
15 Helgdagskväll i timmerkojan 3'47
  Jean Sibelius
16 Giv mig ej glans 3'39
  Peter Cornelius
17 Tre kungar 2'40
  Ruben Liljefors
18 När det lider mot jul 2'48
19 Härlig är jorden  2'37
  Adolphe Adam
20 Julsång 4'43
  Maurice Duruflé
  from Requiem, Op.9, version for choir and organ
21 Hostias et preces (excerpt from III. Domine Jesu Christe) 3'36
  Maurice Duruflé
  from Missa cum jubilo, Op.11, for unison male choir and organ 7'52
22 II. Gloria 5'33
23 IV. Benedictus 2'19
  Album total 76'50
ComposerAdam, Adolphe
Adolphson, Olle
Cornelius, Peter
Duruflé, Maurice
Liljefors, Ruben
Orff, Carl
Scholander, Sven
Sibelius, Jean
Stenhammar, Wilhelm
Wennerberg, Gunnar
EnsembleKroumata Percussion Ensemble
PianoAlin, Folke
Derwinger, Love
Pontinen (Pöntinen), Roland
ConductorAnstey, David
Graden, Gary
Jarvi (Järvi), Paavo
Rydinger Alin, Cecilia
Sund, Robert
BaritoneMattei, Peter
ChoirAllmänna Sången
Orphei Drängar (OD), The
St. Jacob's Chamber Choir (St. Jacobs Kammarkör)
Uppsala Musikklasser
SopranoNordin, Lena
OrganCanning, Andrew
Forsberg, Bengt
Wager, Mattias
OrchestraMalmo Symphony Orchestra (Malmö SymfoniOrkester)
AccordionGustafsson, Carl-Lennart
ClarinetLidström, Lars-Erik
Double bassJohansson, Per V
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