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Die Singphoniker

Die Singphoniker

Male Choral Ensemble from München, Germany.

25 years ago, when five singers and a vocally talented pianist came together as an ensemble, they had one goal in mind: the voices, each with its own individual artistic qualities, should come together to form a unique Ensemble, balancing the soloist voices in unified effort and presenting a wide variety of repertoire at the highest level.

Through the quality of the voices alone, the Singphoniker are able to evoke moods and emotions like no other vocal group. With Gregorian Chorales they call up the mystery and spirituality of a medieval monastery. Madrigals of the Renaissance are transformed into living pictures of 16th century life. The internal emotional world of the Romantic era is brought to life through the songs of Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Robert Schumann. The cheeky frivolity of the "Golden 20's" comes to life in the hits of the Comedian Harmonists. And the unique Flower Power spirit of the 60's and 70's is reborn in the gentle songs of Simon & Garfunkel.

Founded - 1982.

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Trailer for Die Singphoniker´s CD "Oh, Christmas Tree!"


Tauben vergiften im Park

Tauben vergiften im Park

Die Singphoniker singen Georg Kreisler "Tauben vergiften im Park" live in der BR-Abendschau vom 20. Juli 2015


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Die Singphoniker : A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel : 00  1 CD : 321

Die Singphoniker : A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel

Paul Simon is certainly one of America's finest contemporary songwriters and his songs with Art Garfunkel are pop classics. This recording is a wonderful choral setting of some of the best of these songs as performed by this top-notch vocal ensemble.

Songlist: The Sound Of Silence, Scarborough Fair Part 1, Scarborough Fair Part 2, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, April Come She Will, (What A) Wonderful World, Bright Eyes, El Condor Pasa, Still Crazy After All These Years, Cecilia, Crying In The Rain, Feelin' Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song)

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8383c | 1 CD | $11.98


Die Singphoniker : Deutsche Volkslieder - German Folksongs : 00  1 CD : OC 548

Die Singphoniker : Deutsche Volkslieder - German Folksongs

Their repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to contemporary music - all the way to easy listening. After 25 years in the limelight, the six-voice vocal ensemble can look back on over 1000 concerts throughout the world. For the first time, however, the Singphoniker are releasing a CD with German folksongs. Their program consists of works by Silcher, Brahms and Reger, each of whom had a completely different approach to handling old tunes. Their common goal, however, was a desire to reacquaint their contemporaries with the vast treasures in the folk repertoire. The Singphoniker's CD will contribute to making known as well as unknown folksongs - which are not very at-home in the concert hall - resound again in the private environment: singing or humming along is expressly desired!

Songlist: Lore-Ley , All' mein' Gedanken, die ich hab, Trutze nicht, Annchen von Tharau , Erlaube mir, fein's Madchen , Wach auf, mein's Herzens Schone , Sehnsucht , Altes Volkslied , Gut Nacht, Frisch gesungen, Das Lieben bringt grob Freud , Mein Madel hat einen Rosenmund, Burschenlust - Der Mai ist gekommen (Silcher Friedrich), Ich geh durch einen grasgrunen Wald , Suss Liebe liebt den Mai , Wohin mit der Freud , Abschiedslied , Da unten im Tale , Scheiden, Ach Baumchen, du stehst grune , Abschied , Lebewohl , Die drei Roslein , Der Lindenbaum, Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr , Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal, Es steht ein Lind in jenem Tal , Ich hab' die Nacht getraumet , Verlorenes Lieb' (Es steht ein Lind) , Untreue (In einem kuhlen Grunde), and more

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8444c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Die Singphoniker : Fragile: A Requiem for Male Voices  : 00  1 CD : 817.2

Die Singphoniker : Fragile: A Requiem for Male Voices

The German men's vocal sextet Die Singphoniker was established in the early '80s and has made it its mission to take on a promiscuous variety of music, including plainsong, the repertoires of music for men's voices of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, as well as folk song and American popular song. In this album the group brings its commitment to diversity to new level. Taking Pierre de la Rue's Requiem, Missa pro fidelibus defunctis (ca. 1506) as its central work, the group intersperses its seven movements with a wild variety of other pieces, including the spiritual Deep River; a movement from Weill's Berliner Requiem; German folk songs; contemporary pieces by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Knut Nystedt, and Hans Schanderl; and arrangements of songs by Sting and Eric Clapton. Even as a recital, this assortment would make for a pretty eccentric mix, but the group takes the further provocative step of describing the album as a unified work: Fragile: A Requiem for Male Voices. Much space in the program notes is given over to debating the pros and cons of the propriety of making such a designation, but the prevailing argument is that the human voice provides the organic unifying element that does in fact allow the diverse pieces to be heard as parts of a larger whole. Listeners will certainly have a variety of opinions on the success of the enterprise, but for those who can approach it as the performers intended it, as a tool for contemplation rather than the subject of analytical dissection, the album has an intuitively meaningful flow. Die Singphoniker may not have quite the level of polish or the velvety blend of other a cappella groups like Chanticleer or the King's Singers, but it is still an excellent ensemble that delivers nuanced and spirited performances. The singing in the demanding de la Rue Requiem is especially beautiful and the group provides the rhythmic punchiness that really brings it to life. The five songs in English may be problematic for English speakers because of the accents of the singers, particularly noticeable in the Sting and Clapton and in Deep River. Oehms' sound is terrific: clean, detailed, warm, and very present

Songlist: Mein junges Leben hat ein End, Fragile, Missa pro fidelibus defunctis, Introitus, Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen, Missa pro fidelibus defunctis, Kyrie, La mort des pauvres (Serenade to Death), Tractus, Deep River, Offertorium, Whispers of Heavenly Death, Sanctus, Peace I Leave With You, Agnus Dei, Communio, Tears In Heaven, Der Mond ist aufgegangen

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6142c | 1 CD | $17.95


Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Christmas : 00  1 CD : 777067

Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Christmas

This release from the remarkable male vocal group is a celebration of the intimate connection between music and Christmas throughout the world, regardless of different customs and languages. In this case the focus is on Europe, but the point is that no other celebration is so closely associated with such an abundant repertoire of songs, many of which are shared and often adapted to suit a particular culture or tradition. As usual, the six singers (plus a couple of "guests" on several tracks) perform first-rate arrangements (especially those by ensemble member Ludwig Thomas) of hymns and carols, including "Adeste fideles", "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen", "Quelle est cette odeur agreable", and "Stille Nacht". Along the way we hear other songs (many less-familiar) from Norway, Italy, England, the Netherlands, and Catalonia.

Songlist: Adeste Fideles, Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant, Wilfried Hiller: Harfenklange 3 Weihnachtslieder, Mary's Boychild, Du Grenne Glitrende Tre, O Sanctissima, Nu Zijt Wellekome, Quanno Nascete Nino, Entre Le Boeuf Et L'ane Gris, Canco De Nadal, Interlude From Ceremony Of Carols, Von Himmel Hoch, Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreable, Romance De Virgen y el Ciego, Still O Himmel, Heilgste Nacht, Kling No Klokka, Kings Of Orient, Venid Cantad, Stille Nacht

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8460c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Mendlessohn : 00  1 CD : 999091

Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Mendlessohn

Die Singphoniker, six talented German male singers, love to perform in concert and they love 19th century vocal chamber music, and audiences and judges clearly enjoy listening to them follow their hearts! Here we are treated to 23 such works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847). All are delightful, but some particular favorites are "Turkisches Schenkenlied," "Sommerlied," "Liebe und Wein," "Wanderlied," "Trinklied," "Abschiedstafel,""Jagdgesang," "Lob der Trunkenheit," and "Worauf kommt es uberall an." Beautiful, rarely-performed material, sung with spirit and panache by one of the world's finest male sextets.

Songlist: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), The Part Songs for Male Voices:, Sechs Lieder fur vier Mannerstimmen op. 50, Zwei geistliche Chore fur Mannerstimmen op. 115, Erstaz fur Unbestand op. posth., View Lieder fur vierstimmigen Mannerchor op. 75, Nachtgesang op. posth., View Lieder fur vierstimmigen Mannerchor op. 120, Lieb und Hoffnung, Jagerlied, Lob der Trunkenheit, Lob des Weines, Worauf kommt es uberall an

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7111c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Reger and Strauss  : 00  1 CD : 999966

Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Reger and Strauss

The six German men who call themselves Die Singphoniker are virtuosos who specialize in very difficult pieces, from Gregorian chant to the Avantgarde, in this case bringing us some rarely-heard works of Romantic European music, partsongs by Richard Strauss and Max Reger. New interpreters of vocal chamber music of the 19th century, the group's success is measured in many awards and rave reviews: its last five CDs have received prizes. Included are 20 pieces, favorites are "Frohlich im Maien," "Hut du dich!," "Liebe op. 42,1," and Der Brauttanz op. 45,3" by Strauss; and "Liebchens Bote," Frohsinn op. 38,5," "Hochsommernacht op. 83,5" and "Minnelied op. 83,7" by Reger. Difficult, eclectic choral music, effortlessly and beautifully performed.

Songlist: Vor den Turen, Traumlicht, Frohlich im Maien, Hut du dich!, Der Gutzgauch, Liebe, Tummel dich, gut's Weinlein, Schwabische Erbschaft, Lied der Freundschaft, Der Brauttanz, Max Reger:, Liebchens Bote, Ausfahrt, Wie ist doch die Erde so schon, Frohsinn, Hell ins Fenster, Lieblich hat sich gesellet, Hochsommernacht, Ein gantz neu Schelmweys, Minnelied, Abschied

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7038c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Rossini : 00  1 CD : 999200

Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Rossini

Focussing on little-known and rarely performed Romantic European vocal chamber music of the 19th century, the 6 men of Singphoniker bring us 12 difficult works by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868), and two by Franz Schubert, "La Pastorella" and "Der Gondelfahrer." Some favorites are "Chant funebre" (which includes some drums), "La Notte di Santo Natale," (with piano), "Choeur de chasseurs democrates," "L'invito," "La Danza," "Un Sou," and "Overture Guillaume Tell" (with piano). It's very clear, especially in this last cut, with the addition of silly sound effects, that the group is having big fun on stage and not taking themselves or the material too seriously. Good stuff!

Songlist: Preghiera, Chant funebre, La Notte di Santa Natale, Toast pour le nouvel an , Choeur de chasseus democrates, Overture - Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Pastorella, Der Gondelfahrer, I Gondolieri , Overture - La gazza ladra , L'invito , La Danza , Un Sou , Overture - Guillaume Tell

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7112c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Serenade : 00  1 CD

Die Singphoniker : Singphonic Serenade

The German Die Singphoniker emerged from the Music Academy of Munich in 1980. These six educated fellows were enchanted by the Comedian Harmonists, who preceded them as one of Germany's most popular vocal harmony groups; Die Singphoniker sound much like them (and bear more than a passing resemblance to England's King's Singers, as well). The sextet's scholarship led them to the works of Schubert, Lasso, Mendelssohn and others, and has resulted in many recordings through the years. This particular CD takes as its theme the "serenade," a song performed to express love for another. From this departure point, songs as disparate as "Paper Dolls" and Saint-Saens' "Serenade d'Hiver" are devoted companions; whether a madrigal ("Bon Jour Mon Coeur, " Lasso), or a standard ("Serenade In Blue," Warren), every track is impeccable. Three of the songs are accompanied by piano.

Songlist: Paper Doll, Liebeslied im Garten, Bon Jour Mon Coeur, Standchen, Til There Was You, Derenade d'Hiver, Peramata, Serenade in blue, Minnelied, Tu Sai Madonna Mia, You and Me, Matona Mia Cara, Es Fuhrt Kein and'rer Weg Zur Seeligkeit, Standchen, Andenken, Zu irh!, Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand, Dankenshon

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6454c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella

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