Tarja Turunen – Ave Maria – En Plein Air (2015) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Tarja Turunen – Ave Maria – En Plein Air (2015)
Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli, known professionally as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. Turunen studied singing at Sibelius Academy and Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. She is a professional classical lied singer, and the former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. “Ave Maria” is her first classical, and the fifth studio album.

Finnish singer Tarja Turunen is one of the most well-known heavy metal soprano singers and one of the most important female voices and faces in metal music. No other voice and artist influenced and basically created the female fronted symphonic metal genre as much as Tarja. A pioneer in goth and symphonic metal, the classically trained Finn rose to fame with the band Nightwish, whose face and voice she had been for 9 years. In 2004, she started her successful solo career, carrying her own name and releasing three studio albums so far. Ave Maria En Plein Air is Tarja Turunen s classical solo debut album. It features 12 beautiful Ave Maria songs by a wide variety of composers. Tarja Turunen breathes life into some of the most loved and rare songs of Paolo Tosti, David Popper, Astor Piazzolla, and of course Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Gounod, among others. The closing track of the album presents a magnificent composition by Tarja Turunen herself. Recorded in the stunning Lakeuden Risti Church in Seinajoki, Finland a snow-white landmark, both national heritage and significant example of modern Finnish architecture designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto the Lutheran church offers the perfect soundscape for Tarja Turunen’s crisp clear voice. Combined with a piercing organ, cello and harp, the music blends into a rich sound universe.


01. Ave Maria (Paolo Tosti)
02. Ave Maria (Axel von Kothen)
03. Ave Maria (David Popper)
04. Ave Maria (Camille Saint-Saëns)
05. Ave Maria (Astor Piazzolla)
06. Ave Maria (J.S.Bach / Charles Gounod)
07. Ave Maria (Pietro Mascagni)
08. Ave Maria (Ferenc Farkas)
09. Ave Maria (Vladimir Vavilov)
10. Ave Maria (Michael Hoppé)
11. Ave Maria (Charles-Marie Widor)
12. Ave Maria (Tarja Turunen)







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