Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions (2016) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton - Visions (2016) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton
Album: Visions
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2016
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 01:01:35
Total Tracks: 11
Total Size: 850 MB

Tracklist:

01. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: I. Amen de la Création (05:23)
02. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: II. Amen des étoiles, de la planète a l’aneau (05:05)
03. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: III. Amen de l’agonie de Jésus (07:20)
04. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: IV. Amen de Désir (09:48)
05. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: V. Amen des Anges, des Saints, du chant des oiseaux (07:28)
06. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: VI. Amen du Jugement (02:52)
07. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Visions de l’Amen: VII. Amen de la Consommation (06:20)
08. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (from ‘Actus Tragicus’), BWV 106: I. Sonatina (03:01)
09. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Hallelujah Junction: I. (06:41)
10. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Hallelujah Junction: II. (02:15)
11. Christina Naughton, Michelle Naughton – Hallelujah Junction: III. (05:21)

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Visions is the first Warner Classics release from piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton. Each of them is a prizewinning alumna of two of the USA’s elite conservatories, the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School. Praised by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry,” they show great imagination in their programming: Visions unites works by Olivier Messiaen, John Adams and J.S. Bach, which the sisters feel are all expressions of joy.The twin-sister duo of Christina and Michelle Naughton have made a deep splash since graduating from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and coming on the scene in 2008. They’ve recorded conventional duo-piano repertory and succeeded through sheer charisma, but they break through to a new level with this innovatively programmed album that takes its title from its opening work, Messiaen’s ecstatic Visions de l’amen (Visions of Amen), composed in 1943. This is one of Messiaen’s epic works of the World War II years, perhaps less often heard than the likes of Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus due to its unusual genre, and the Naughton sisters absolutely blow it away with a rare combination of technical brilliance and deep musical communion. Sample the finale, “Amen de la Consommation” (track 7), for an amazing bit of spiritual intensity from artists so young. The entr’acte, an arrangement of “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeir” from Bach’s Cantata No. 106, is a lovely, static nod to the sisters’ traditional training, and then it’s on to John Adams’ rollicking and thoroughly enjoyable Hallelujah Junction, which somehow fits perfectly with the sisters’ pop-star images. Beautifully recorded at a studio at Boston’s WGBH radio, this is one of the most satisfying duo piano recordings in recent memory. –AllMusic Review by James Manheim

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