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August Issue
August 2015
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A fresh batch of titles
from both labels inside.
New Releases
Puccini: Turandot /
Bocelli, Wilson, Mehta
Mozart: Die Entführung
Aus Dem Serail /
Damrau, Villazón
pages 2-15 & 24-43
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Boston SO, Andris Nelsons
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❦Idil Biret Solo Edition Vol. 7
Works: Schumann: Papillons; Carnaval, Arabeske; Waldszenen
Complete performances of Haydn’s
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Schumann... excellence from start
to finish.” -Infordad, 2013
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New Release Highlights 2-3
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New from Naxos
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New DVD & Blu-ray 12-15
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New Release Highlights
James Horner (b.1953): Pas de Deux / Mari & Hakon Samuelsen
‘Pas de Deux’, a concerto for violin, cello
and orchestra is the first classical work from
Academy Award-winning composer James
Horner - composer of the film scores for ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’. It was commissioned by,
and is performed here by brother-and-sister,
violin and cello team Mari & Hakon Samuelsen. The album also features ‘Fratres’ by
Arvo Pärt, the rhapsodic ‘Violoncelles, vibrez! ‘by Giovanni Sollima, and ‘Divenire’ by Ludovico Einaudi. (1 CD) (Mercury)
MERC B002324302 $17.48 On Sale
Martha Argerich from the Verbier Festival - “Carte Blanche”
The first release in Deutsche Grammophon’s
new partnership with the Verbier Festival,
this album documents a concert on 27 July
2007 when Martha Argerich was given carte
blanche to invite whoever she wanted, and
to play whatever she chose. Argerich’s
artistic partners are Yuri Bashmet, Renaud
Capuçon, Lang Lang, Mischa Maisky and
Gabriela Montero. “A night never to be forgotten … a river of music”
(Diapason). (2 CDs)
2 DGG B002357602 $23.98 On Sale
Puccini: Turandot / Bocelli, Wilson, Mehta [2 CDs]
A new complete opera for Bocelli’s ardent
fans, complete with the biggest tenor aria
of all time: Nessun Dorma. The star tenor
assembles a fine cast to explore Puccini’s
last opera, including American soprano
Jennifer Wilson as Turandot. Taking the
lead role of Calaf – the unknown prince Bocelli’s powerful tenor tells a compelling
story of riddles answered, triumph secured, honor displayed, and
love deeply felt. (2 CDs)
2 DEC B002338202 $28.98 On Sale
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Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail / Damrau, Prohaska, Villazón
New! Leave your wallet
in your pocket.
The first release in a complete Shostakovich
cycle, recorded by Deutsche Grammophon
with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and
its newly appointed director, Andris Nelsons.
Nelsons is one of the last conductors of his
generation who grew up in the Soviet musical
tradition, having studied in St. Petersburg with
Alexander Titov and Mariss Jansons. The first
installment features Shostakovich´s 10th Symphony and Passacaglia
from Lady Macbeth. (1 CD)
DGG B002352702 $15.98 On Sale
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Part of a project initiated by Rolando Villazón,
DG presents the third in a series of seven
Mozart operas conducted by Yannick NézetSéguin. The performance was recorded live
in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden
Baden and features a cast of critically-acclaimed artists – including Diana Damrau, the
reigning Konstanze of our time – with, among
others, Anna Prohaska, Rolando Villazón and Thomas Quasthoff.
(2 CDs)
2 DGG B002347402 $34.98 On Sale
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 / Boston SO, Andris Nelsons
Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Barenboim, Dudamel
This new recording of both of Brahms’ Piano
Concertos features two artists and one orchestra, all of whom are recognized around
the world for their individual talents. Daniel
Barenboim performs the solo piano part while
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Staatskapelle
Berlin in these live and thrilling recordings. (2
CDs)
DGG B002353102 $15.98 On Sale
Jean Martinon - The Complete Chicago SO Recordings [10 CDs]
Works by: Bartok, Hindemith, Nielsen, Varese, Ravel, Martin, Roussel,
Lalo, Mendelssohn et al. Artists: Jean Martinon/Chicago SO.
(Sony / RCA) 10 SBMG 88843062752 $31.99
The renowned French conductor, Jean Martinon (19101976), studied with Charles Munch and Albert Roussel. His
performances, in the words of one of his biographers, “were
distinguished by a concern for translucent orchestral textures, and
sustained by a subtle sense of rhythm and phrasing.” During Martinon’s
five-year tenure in Chicago he made nine critically lauded recordings for
RCA Victor. Now for the first time ever, they are being issued together in a
single Sony Classical box set of 10 partly remastered CDs.
Contemporary British Operas [4 DVD]
Works: George Benjamin: Written on Skin; Harrison Britwistle: The Minotaur;
Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960 - ): Anna Nicole Artists: Antonio Pappano/Royal
Opera House Orch. & Chorus. John Tomlinson; Susan Bickley; Christopher
Purves; Jeremy White; Johan Reuter (4 DVD-Video) (Opus Arte) (265 min.; 16:9
anamorphic, Color; LPCM 2.0, DTS Surround) 4 BOA 1189BD $35.98 On Sale
This 4DVD collection celebrates the best of contemporary British opera, bringing
together three acclaimed Royal Opera House productions. All performances were
captured in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.
The Cistercian Monks Of Stift Heiligenkreuz
“Chant For Peace”
The Cistercian Monks of Stift
Heiligenkreuz return after
their 2008 global hit, Chant.
Forming a unique musical
partnership with Jewish vocalist Timna Brauer and the Elias
Meiri Ensemble, the Monks
combine their Gregorian Chant from the Christian
monastic tradition with Timna’s Jewish sacred music
creating a hypnotic, haunting and mesmerizing new
music that carries and powerful message of peace.
(1 CD)
DGG B002335102 $14.48 On Sale
Théodore Gouvy: Complete Symphonies [4 CDs]
Artists: Jacques Mercier/
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie;
Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern.
(4 CD) (CPO )
4 CPO 777992 $61.49 On Sale
In addition to the splendid
six symphonies of Théodore
Gouvy (1819-1898), this
set includes the Symphonie Breve, Op. 58. “This
is music of astonishingly high quality to be heard
here in absolutely first rate performances!” -Paul
Ballyk, ExpeditionAudio (on Symphony No. 4)
Lots more Jazz, pages 44-46
Tokyo Adagio / Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba
This album marks the pinnacle
of bassist Charlie Haden’s
collaborations with jazz pianist
Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Previous collaborations evidence
the musicians rapport, but no
recording had yet captured
the communal purity with
which the duo displayed for the audience at the Blue
Note Tokyo on consecutive evenings in the Spring of
2005. (1 CD) CLCS B002354302 $15.98 On Sale
Celebrating a Life in Music
Claudio Abbado
Claudio Abbado conducts Schubert [8 CDs]
Works: Complete
Symphonies, Mass no 6,
Rosamunde, Tantum ergo,
Lieder with orchestra Artists:
Claudio Abbado/CO of
Europe; Bonney, Poschner,
von Otter, Quasthoff. (8 CD)
8 DGG B002347202 $43.99
Caludio Abbado conducts Mendelssohn [5 CDs]
Works: Complete
Symphonies, Overtures, Violin
Concerto; Octet for Strings
Artists: Shlomo Mintz,
violin; Claudio Abbado/
Chicago Symphony; London
Symphony Orchestra (5 CD)
5 DGG B002347302 $30.98
Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven [10 CDs]
Works: Complete symphonies, piano concertos, Triple
Concerto, Choral Fantasy,
overtures Artists: Maurizio
Pollini, Ilya Gringolts, Yevgeny Kissin, Cheryl Studer et al.
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO
10 DGG B002347002 $48.99
Claudio Abbado conducts Haydn [4 CDs]
Works: The seven ‘London’
symphonies; Trumpet
Concerto Artists: Adolph
Herseth, trumpet; Claudio
Abbado/CO of Europe;
Chicago SO. (4 CD)
4 DGG B002347102 $25.98
White Box Re-cap
New Releases On CD
New Boxed Sets for August
Recent Releases from DG & Decca
Beaux Arts Trio - The Complete Philips Recordings
This special 60-CD
limited edition box set
includes the Beaux
Arts Trio’s extensive
discography on Philips
Classics and encompasses almost the
entire piano trio literature. The set includes
the complete piano trios
of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven,
Schubert, Hummel, Schumann,
Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin plus piano quartets
of Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Dvoark and
much more.
DEC B002341702 $156.99 On Sale
Herbert von Karajan: ‘The Opera Recordings’ [70 CDs]
Limited edition.
With this original
jackets’ box set, DG
concludes its series
presenting the totality of Herbert von
Karajan’s output for
the Yellow Label.
“Karajan: The Opera Recordings”
features the 14 operas Karajan recorded for DG –
including the complete Ring cycle, Carmen, and
Der Rosenkavalier, among others. Incorporated are
Karajan’s 8 opera recordings for Decca (and Verdi’s
Falstaff, originally released on Philips), as well as 5
live recordings from the Salzburg Festival. (Deutsche
Grammophon)
70 DGG B002328102 $232.98
Mahler: Symphonies 7-9 / Lorin Maazel [6 CDs]
Artists: Lorin Maazel/
Philharmonia Orch. (6 CD)
(Signum Records)
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6 SIG 362 $38.99
The final box set in Signum’s
series of Mahler’s Symphonies, performed live by Lorin
Maazel and the Philharmonia.
This set includes the epic Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” for huge orchestra, eight vocal
soloists, boys chorus and a large mixed chorus.
Previously released volumes
Mahler: Symphonies nos 1-3 5 SIG 360 $xx.xx
Mahler: Symphonies nos 4-6 x SIG 360 $xx.xx
Josef Rheinberger: Sacred Vocal Music [10 CDs]
Artists: Collegium Vocale Limburg; Elektra Women’s Choir; Frankfurter Kantorei; Vocalensemble
Rastatt. (10 CD) (Carus) 10 CRS 83336 $118.99
With an opus of more than 200 compositions,
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) made
a significant contribution to church music in the
second half of the 19th century. The “Musica
sacra” series presents many exemplary works,
available for the first time in a box set of 10 CDs.
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The Mozart Tapes: Concertos & Sonatas /
Friedrich Gulda, piano
Friedrich Gulda was a special
pianist, and nothing says this
more clearly than his Mozart
recordings for DG. This comprehensive edition documents
the development of Gulda’s
approach to the composer from
1948 until his last recordings in 1999, and includes concertos, sonatas and the rare “Mozart tapes” of sonatas
recorded in winter 1980/81 and for which the original
master has unfortunately disappeared. 10 CDs: DGG
B002344102 $34.98
Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche
Grammophon, Vol. 2 - Operas & Choral Works [38 CDs]
This 37-CD set presents
every sung note that
Fricsay ever conducted
for DG, including all his
beloved opera and
choral recordings. A follow-up
to 2014’s set of
instrumental recordings, this volume completes the
release of Fricsay’s entire DG output and includes
a significant number of recordings that have not
been available for years. Includes works by Bartók,
Beethoven, Gluck Haydn, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner
and others. (Deutsche Gramophon)
Vol. 2 (38 CDs):
DGG B002346910 $142.98
Vol. 1 (45 CDs):
DGG B002132602 $157.99
Louis XIV: Les Musiques du Roi-Soleil [3 CDs]
Works by: Jacques
Champion Chambonnières
(c.1601-1672), André
Campra (1660-1744),
Charpentier, François
Couperin,d’Anglebert, (16291691), Michel Lambert
(1610-1696), Lully, Marais,
du Mont, Le Roux et a. (3 CD) (Alpha Productions)
3 AHP 961 $37.49
On the occasion of the tercentennial of the death
of the Sun King, Alpha Classics presents ‘A
reign full of music’ - landmark recordings from
the French Baroque era. Louis XIV (1638-1715)
loved the arts and devoted considerable resources
to them. The result was a fantastic harvest of
masterpieces, a selection of which is presented
here performed by leading early music experts.
Soler: Harpsichord Sonatas 1-120 [14 CDs]
Artists: Barbara Harbach, harpsichord (14 CD)
(MSR Classics)
14 MSR 1300 $175.99
Noted composer and harpsichordist Barbara
Harbach has recorded the complete sonatas for
harpsichord by Antonio Soler.
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24-bit high resolution audio
Mozart: Six Quartets dedicated to Haydn [3 CDs]
Artists: Quatuor Cambini (3
CD) (Naïve)
3 NAI 213 $31.99
This is a new recording,
on period instruments, of
Mozart’s full major cycle of
string quartets - gathering the
famous “Spring”, “Hunt” and
“Dissonance”. Quatuor Cambini - Paris, created in
2007, gathers some of the best French performers on period instruments, soloists in prestigious
orchestras such as Orchestre des Champs-Elysées,
Les Talens Lyriques, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie.
Frédéric Chopin: Simply the Best [6 CDs]
Artists: Maurizio Pollini; Arthur Rubinstein;
Eugéne Mursky, Konrad Jarnot. Philharmonia
Orch. (6 CD) (Profil Edition) 6 PRF 15012 $89.99
The Profil label’s Frédéric Chopin: Simply the Best
is a 6 CD overview of some of the finest works in
the great Polish/French composer’s œuvre, from
his works for piano solo, including all 4 Scherzi, the
3 Sonatas and the Études, to both piano concerti,
as well as lieder (Disc Six).
Mariss Jansons Live: The Radio Recordings,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra [12 CDs, 1 DVD]
Artists: Mariss Jansons/
Royal Concertgebouw Orch.
Amsterdam (14 CD) (RCO
Live) (12 CDs/1 DVD)
14 RCOL 5002 $165.99
After eleven seasons at the
helm of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, maestro
Mariss Jansons has relinquished the post to Mr.
Daniele Gatti, beginning with the 2016/2017 season. This tribute to Mr. Jansons consists entirely of
previously unreleased recordings, made between
1990 and 2014. It mixes repertoire commonly associated with Maestro Jansons with unexpected
treats, such as works by Gubaidulina, Varése and
Louis Andriessen. “The most impressive recorded
retrospective of any orchestra ever undertaken on
disc.” (Gramophone on Anthology, Vol. 6)
The Parisian Symphony / Les Agrémens
Artists: Guy Van Waas/Les Agrémens. (7 CD)
(Ricercar)
7 RCR 357 $34.49 On Sale
It was at Le Concert Spirituel that the Germanic
style symphony made its appearance in Paris. This
story began in the 1750s with the arrival in Paris of
musicians from Mannheim, including Johann Stamitz. Subsequently, various composers such as
the Belgian Franτois-Joseph Gossec appeared as
the creators of the earliest French symphonies before Haydn’s symphonies enjoyed a very particular
success there. This set, released on the occasion
of the 20th anniversary of Les Agrémens, takes
up most of the recordings conducted by Guy Van
Waas in a repertoire bringing together composers
played in Paris at the end of the 18th century.
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Re-mastered in 24bit High Resolution Audio, these
German pressed import editions offer many of the
finest, most sought-after recordings in the classical
discography. Below are the most recent releases.
Cyprien Katsaris: The Sony Recordings [7 CDs]
Works: J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto; Harpsichord concertos
(8); Chopin: Piano Sonatas 1-3;
Preludes; Polonaises Vols. 1 & 2;
Wagner: Operatic transcriptions;
Liszt, Czerny, Beethoven, Bizet et
al.
SBMG 88875050462 $23.99
“one of the greatest and most charismatic musicians of his time”. -Piano Magazine
Rudolf Serkin plays Schubert [5 CDs]
Works: Schubert: Piano Sonatas D.959; 960; 840;
Impromptus D.935; Piano Quintet D.667 “Trout”;
Piano Trio No. 2 Artists: Rudolf Serkin, piano
SBMG 88875051562 $21.99
“A great artist’s imprint shapes each selection” ClassicsToday.
Dmitri Kitaenko conducts Scriabin [3 CDs]
Works: Scriabin: Symphonies nos 1-3 “Le Divin
Poeme”; 4 “Poem of Ecstasy” & 5 “Prométhée”
Artists: Dmitri Kitaenko/Frankfurt Radio SO
SBMG 88875063922 $18.99
“The First Symphony is gloriously presented, with
soloists and chorus in splendid voice in the final
Hymn.” - BBC Music
Lili Kraus plays Mozart Sonatas, etc. [4 CDs]
Works: Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-14 & 16-18;
Rondo K485; Fantasias K397 & K 475 Artists: Lili
Kraus, piano
SBMG 88875051802 $21.99
“It’s good to have these invigorating, often provocative performances available again.” -ClassicsToday
Masterworks of the 20th Century [10 CDs]
Works by: Boulez, Takemitsu,
Stravinsky, Schuller, Ives, Crumb,
Partch, Cage, Ashley, Oliveros,
Feldman, Xenakis, Del Tredici,
Stockhausen, Babbitt, Luening,
Maderna, Nono, Berio Artists:
Boulez/New Philharmonia Orch.; Ozawa/Toronto
SO; Leinsdorf/Boston SO; Maderna/Rome SO et
al.
10 SBMG 88875061902 $28.49
Ten CDs filled with iconic performances of 20thcentury “avant-garde” classics.
E. Power Biggs plays G. F. Handel [4 CDs]
Works: Handel: The Organ Concertos (16); Transcriptions by Biggs from Handel’s oratorios and operas. Artists: E. Power Biggs, organ; Groves/Royal
PO; Boult/London PO SBMG 88875051822 $21.99
Incluldes the complete Handel Organ Concertos.
Glenn Gould plays Bach, Vol. 3 [4 CDs]
Works: J.S. Bach: English Suites nos 1-6; French
Suites nos 1-6; Overture in the French Style
Artists: Glenn Gould, piano (4 CD) (Sony / RCA)
4 SBMG 88875049962 $21.99
“powerful and masterly” -BBC Music Magazine
❦Nielsen Symphonies Nos. 1-6 / Berglund [3 CDs]
Artists: Paavo Berglund/Royal Danish Orch. (3
CD) (Sony / RCA) 3 SBMG 88875052182 $18.99
“Berglund secures playing of no mean polish
and sophistication from the Danish orchestra.”Gramophone
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New Releases On CD
New Naxos for August
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21, transcribed for piano &
string quintet / Alon Goldstein, piano; Fine Arts Quartet
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Symphony No. 1; Turkish Fragments; Turkish March / Singapore SO, Choo Hoey
To make Mozart’s Piano Concertos K. 466 and K. 467 more accessible to
the public, the 19th c. composer Ignaz Lachner made splendid string quartet
transcriptions of the orchestra parts with added bass. These chamber versions of two of Mozart’s greatest concertos sound almost as if Mozart had
transcribed them himself. Admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming, the NY Times praised
pianist Alon Goldstein’s “brilliance and imagination” following a recent recital.
(1 CD) (Naxos (USA)
NXS 8573398 $12.99
A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov
and Director of the Moscow
Conservatory, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov is most famous
for his evocative Caucasian
Sketches [NXS 8553405].
He was always interested in
the music of the ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union
and in later life he pursued an interest in the music of
Turkey. (1 CD)
NXS 8573508 $12.99
Sibelius: Music for the Theater - Belshazzar’s Feast; Overture in E;
Scène de Ballet et al. / Pia Pajala, sop.; Turku PO; Leif Segerstam
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-69): String Quartets,
Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 3, 6 & 7 / Lutoslawski Quartet
Works: Sibelius: Cortège, for orchestra; Kuolema, Op. 62; Masonic Ritual,
Op. 113; Menuetto in A minor, JS 5; Overture in E major; Scène de Ballet
(1 CD) (Naxos (USA)
NXS 8573300 $12.99
Alongside the great symphonies and tone poems, music for the theatre
played an important role in Sibelius’s development. From exquisite nocturnal
tranquility to the macabre ‘Dance of Life’, Belshazzar’s Feast is an exotic tale
of seduction and tragedy to which Sibelius responded with some of his most
hauntingly beautiful writing for the stage. The Overture in E and Scène de
Ballet started life as Sibelius’s first attempt at composing a symphony.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics
- Works for Solo Piano / Steven Mayer, piano
The Song of the Stars: British Music for Upper
Voice Choir / Wells Cathedral School Choralia
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
was the first important
American composer to fuse
European classical piano
music with American cultural influences, including folk
music, the music of slaves,
and Latin American dances. Although still revered
for his anticipation of elements of Ragtime and Harlem Stride Piano, he owed his greatest musical debt
to Chopin. On this recording we hear memorable
and catchy tunes as well as considerable harmonic
ingenuity. It includes some of his finest pieces, such
as the deliciously Gallic Pasquinade, the wonderfully expressive Le Banjo and Steven Mayer’s solo
piano arrangement of La Nuit des Tropiques. (1 CD)
(Naxos (USA)
NXS 8559693 $12.99
Works by: Chilcott, Mealor,
Holst, MacMillan, O’Regan, McDowall, Tavener & Whitbourn
(1 CD) NXS 8573427 $12.99
This recording by one of
the UK’s leading vocal
ensembles embraces classics of the genre as well as
contemporary music. James
MacMillan and Sir John Tavener are represented by
works that explore their unique musical language.
Liszt: Transcriptions from
Operas by Meyerbeer
Pianist: Sergio Gallo (1 CD)
NXS 8573235 $12.99
While residing in Paris Franz
Liszt moved in the highest
echelons of cultural life and
claimed many notable friendships. One such was with
Giacomo Meyerbeer, the leading exponent of French
grand opera. It was to Meyerbeer’s operas that Liszt
turned in pursuit of a source of piano transcriptions,
crafting exemplary and very popular works. ‘Reminiscences du Robert le diable’ won immediate acclaim for
Liszt in a Paris recital of 1841; many further examples
have become staples of the virtuoso repertoire.
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Leonardo Balada (b.1933): Concerto Works
Works: Cello Concerto; Concerto for piano, winds & perc.;
Concerto for viola & wind
ens.; ‘Cumbres’ Symphony
Artists: Carnegie Mellon
Wind Ens. et al. (1 CD)
. NXS 8573064 $12.99
The ‘Sonata for Ten Winds’
was described by The New
York Times as ‘an exciting instrumental showcase
with motoric passages that are quite stunning.’
Richard Danielpour (b.1956): ‘Ancient Voices’
Works: Darkness in the
Ancient Valley, symphony
for sop. & orch.; Toward a
Season of Peace, oratorio.
Artists: Carl St. Clair/
Pacific Sym.; Giancarlo
Guerrero/Nashville SO.
Hila Plitmann, sop. (2 CD)
2 NXS 8578311 $24.99
“One of the most sought-after and decorated
composers of his generation.”
-- AllMusic Guide
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Musicologist Adrian Thomas considered Grazyna
Bacewicz’s string quartets
“unrivalled in 20th-century
Polish music and... one of
the century’s most significant contributions to the
genre.” As Lutoslawski
observed, in the “rapidly
changing artistic currents” of the times, “it was
[Bacewicz’s] music which helped create that atmosphere.” (1 CD)
NXS 8572806 $12.99
Franz Ignaz Beck (1734-1809): Six Symphonies,
Op. 2 / 13 Strings Chamber Orch.; Kevin Mallon
Franz Ignaz Beck is increasingly acknowledged as
one of the most forward-looking and inventive of
mid-18th c. symphonists. Further Beck Symphonies may be heard on Naxos 8553790, 8554071,
8570799, 8573248 and 8573249. Founded in 1976,
Thirteen Strings is one of Canada’s leading chamber orchestras. (1 CD)
NXS 8573323 $12.99
Schumann: Arrangements for Piano Duet Vol. 3
Works: Symphony No. 3; Manfred; Overture to
Hermann & Dorothea; Scenes from Goethe’s Faust
Artists: Eckerle Duo. (1 CD) NXS 8572879 $12.99
As keyboards grew more powerful during the nineteenth century, so grew demand for piano duet
arrangements. Robert Schumann, already a keen
duet player, wrote for this burgeoning market.
Martinu: Songs, Vol. 3 - ‘The Rose’ / Giorgio
Koukl, piano; Jana Hrochová Wallingerová, mzz.
This recording focuses on three of Bohuslav Martinu’s song-cycles, and a selection of individual songs
from an early period in his life that sheds fascinating
light on his enthusiasm for song composition. Songs
On One Page and Songs On Two Pages were written during his American exile, both utilizing traditional
and folk texts in compact but expressive ways. Set
to Japanese lyric poetry, Niponari is one of his most
important early compositions, revealing a transition
from late-Romanticism to impressionism. Of Volume
2 in this series (NXS 8572310) BBC Music Magazine
wrote: ‘Some excellent songs here, in radiant performances’. (1 CD)
NXS 8573387 $12.99
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Releases
onNaxos
CD
New New
Releases
from
The Virtuoso Guitar
Baroque Moments / Amadeus Guitar Duo
Artists: Amadeus
Guitar Duo: Dale
Kavanagh, Thomas
Kirchhoff (1 CD)
NXS 8573440 $12.99
Bach’s Italian Concerto and monumental Chaconne form
the cornerstones of
this disc. Recent celebrants of 25 years
together, Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German
partner Thomas Kirchhoff are today regarded as one
of the world’s pre-eminent guitar duos.
Villa-Lobos: The Guitar Manuscripts Vol. 3
Works: Tarantela;
12 Estudios, A. 235;
14 folksongs from
Guia prático et al.
Artists: Andrea
Bissoli, guitar; Fabio Mechetti/Minas
Gerais PO (1 CD)
NXS 8573117 $12.99
For this new recording of Villa-Lobos’ immortal etudes, Italian virtuoso Andrea Bissoli returns
to the original 1928 manuscript, restoring elements
lost in later publication and reliving the magic of those
times on an instrument almost identical to Segovia’s.
Sofia Gubaidulina: Complete Guitar Works
Works: Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931): Repentence; Serenade;
Sotto Voce; Toccata
Artists: David
Tanenbaum, guitar,
et al. (1 CD)
NXS 8573379 $12.99
Sofia Gubaidulina has
found a soulfulness
and freedom in the
guitar that speaks to her musical language. This release
features four distinguished guitarists: David Tanenbaum,
Thomas Viloteau, Paul Psarras and Marc Teicholz, as
well as a stellar supporting cast of string players.
Ekachai Jearakul: Winner of the 2014 Guitar
Foundation of American Competition
Works by: Weiss,
Mertz, Berkeley,
Legnani, Brouwer,
H.M. King, Bhumibol et al. (1 CD)
NXS 8573481 $12.99
2014 GFA winner
Ekachai Jearakul
has selected a
recital that takes
the listener on a
journey from the Baroque through great Romantic
classics to modern, jazz-influenced
works.
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New Releases on CD
Masters of Modern &
Contemporary Song
New Releases On CD
August: New Vocal Albums
The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc, Vol. 5
Works: Banalités, FP 107; Le bal masqué, FP 60; Le bestiaire, FP 15a;
Quatre poèmes de Apollinaire, FP 58; Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob, FP
22; Rapsodie nègre, FP 3. Artists: Thomas Allen, Thomas Oliemans,
Joshua Ellicott, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Ann Murray, Sarah Fox.
Malcolm Martineau, piano (1 CD) (Signum)
SIG 333 $17.99
See Also: Vol. 1: SIG 247 | Vol. 2: SIG 263 | Vol. 3: SIG 272 | Vol. 4: SIG 323
The songs of Francis Poulenc, which number over 150, remain consistently
popular with concert audiences the world over. Varying in their individual
style and character in a way that defies generalization, Poulenc set music to
a wide range of different French poetry - both ancient and modern, and from
the serious to the surreal. The final disc in Signum’s series of The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc features a cast of the finest singers of our generation, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau as well as additional
instrumental soloists for Poulenc’s larger-ensemble settings of his songs.
Dvorák: Songs / Bernarda Fink, mezzo; Roger Vignoles, piano
Now part of the popular hmGold series, this classic recording from the
Harmonia Mundi archives is available again at mid-price. Dvorák wrote
no fewer than ninety-three songs for solo voice and piano. They follow
in the tradition of Schubert and Schumann, but are clearly influenced
by the rhythms and colors of Czech folk music. Although she was born
in Argentina, Bernarda Fink’s roots are in Slovenia and she is fluent in
Czech. As a result, she approaches this music not only with an exquisite
voice and keen musical skills, but also with a clear understanding of the
texts and the music’s unique and rich cultural background.
(1 CD) (Harmonia Mundi)
HAR 501824 $14.99
Dowland: Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (1600)
Artists: Maria Skiba, sop.;
Frank Pschichholz, lute (1 CD)
(Dux)
DUX 1192 $19.99
Soprano Maria Skiba specializes in historical performance practice with an
emphasis on music from
the 16th-17th centuries.
The Purcells: Airs by Henry & Daniel Purcell
Artists: Delia Agúndez, sop.; Manuel Minguillon,
Baroque guitar; Laura Puerto, organ; Ruth Verona,
cello (1 CD) (Enchiriadis) EC HR 2042 $18.99
Born in Cáceres, Spain, soprano Delia Agúndez studied with
Carmen Bustamante at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. Her debut CD for the Enchiriadis label, The Purcells,
revolves around the works of Henry and his brother Daniel.
Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures / Elizabeth
Watts, soprano; Scottish CO; Christian Baldini
The Scottish Chamber
Orchestra has established
impeccable Mozartian
credentials with its awardwinning discography.This
recording features a selection of arias from six of Mozart’s much-loved operas,
alongside their respective
overtures. With a voice described as ‘one of the most
beautiful Britain has produced in a generation’ (IRR),
Elizabeth Watts has established herself as ‘one of the
brightest new talents’ (The Independent). Watts won the
Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the 2007 BBC Cardiff
Singer of the World Competition, among other awards.
(1 SACD) (Linn Records) LINN 460 $22.99
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Scene! - Arias by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart et al.
Artists: Christiane Karg,
soprano; Malcolm Martineau,
piano; Jonathan Cohen/Arcangelo Ens.; (1 CD) (Dux)
DUX 1192 $19.99
Christiane Karg is one of
today’s most interesting
German sopranos. Her
solo career has taken her
to the Semperoper in Dresden, to Salzburg, Covent
Garden and Glyndebourne, and the list of her stage
partners is clear evidence of her elevated status.
Schubert: Winterreise / Stanislaw Kierner, bar.
Bass-baritone Stanislaw Kierner excels in operatic,
oratorio and song repertoire - both classical as
well as modern. Pianist Michal Rot leads an active
concert life both in Poland and abroad, having
performed at number of significant music festivals.
(1 CD) (Dux (Poland)
DUX 1204
$19.99
Strauss, Wagner: Lieder / Pieczonka; Zeger
Praised for her “impeccably pure and iridescent voice”
(Financial Times), soprano Adrianne Pieczonka is
primarily known for her vocally opulent and interpretively intense Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner
opera performances - though her vocal and stylistic
versatility enables her to be at home in dramatic operatic roles by Verdi, Puccini and others. Her first Delos
release is constituted of a varied program of Richard
Strauss and Wagner songs. Strauss created 158
lieder for soprano voice in total; many of the dozen
heard here are among his true masterpieces. Accompanying Ms. Pieczonka is Brian Zeger, a pianist
whose technical finesse and interpretive sensitivity
mark him as one of the great collaborators of our time.
(1 CD) (Delos)
DEL 3474 $16.99
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‘Après un Rêve:’ Songs by Massenet, Fauré,
Saint-Saëns, Berlioz et al. / Karine Deshayes, mz.
Artists: Deshayes; Ensemble Contraste. (1 CD)
(Aparte) AART 106 $21.49
This recording from French
mezzo-soprano Karine
Deshayes and Ensemble
Contraste explores familiar
songs of French Romanticism, painting a vivid picture of music and life in the Parisian salons.
Alieva & Antonenko: Arias & Duets of Verdi,
Puccini, Tchaikovsky / Kaunas City SO; Orbelian
The Delos label presents a
winning selection of showstopping arias and duets
from three of the world’s
most beloved operas as performed by two opera singers
considered to be among the
most exciting of the rising
generation, complemented
by the acclaimed Kaunas City Symphony under the
baton of “singer’s conductor” Constantine Orbelian.
The legendary Monserrat Caballé has described
Bolshoi star soprano Dinara Alieva as a singer who
possesses “the gift of heaven,” and The Telegraph
of London has hailed tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko’s
voice as having “... a big, thrilling and beautiful
sound.” (1 CD) (Delos) DEL 3477
$16.99
Songs by Vaclav Jan Krittel Tomásek (1774-1850)
/ Renata Pokupic, mezzo; Roger Vignoles, piano
Václav Jan Krvtitel
Tomáèek wrote numerous
songs and short piano pieces. His works predate those
of his rather more famous
near contemporary Franz
Schubert by some years but
remain unjustly neglected.
This enthralling new album
from Renata Pokupic and Roger Vignoles unfolds
twenty-eight of these songs, revealing a composer
of boundless natural lyricism and visceral appeal.
(1 CD) (Hyperion) HYP 67966 $19.99
Rachmaninov: Songs / Dodoka; Shelley
Works: Opp. 4, 8, 14, 21, 26, 34, 38 Artists: Viktoriya Dodoka, sop.; Iola Shelley, piano (1 CD)
(Atoll)
ATOL 106
$16.49
Russian Songs & Romances / Elena Obraztsova,
mezzo; USSR TV & Radio Russian Folk Orch.
(1 CD) (Melodiya)
MELY 1002332
$18.99
Verdi: Chamber Arias / Daniela Nuzzoli, mz;
Raul Hernandez, tenor; Marcello Rossi, piano
This exciting CD presents Verdi’s chamber works for voice
and piano used by the composer to open his way into the
Milanese high society when he arrived from his native
Busseto, still unknown and eager to be appreciated.
(1 CD) (Tactus)
TCT 812205 $16.99
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Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-75): Complete Songs
Artists: Monica Piccinini,
Alda Caiello sopranos;
Roberto Abbondanza, baritone; Elisabetta Pallucchi,
mz; Filippo Farinelli, piano
(2 CD) (Brilliant Classics)
BLC 95202 $16.99 On Sale
The first complete recording
of the songs of Dallapiccola,
one of the most influential composers of 20th century
Italy. The focal point of these discs are the transcriptions of 17th and 18th century Italian songs, by Monteverdi, Caldara, Caccini, Stradella, Legrenzi and others.
These works are beautifully performed by 4 excellent
Italian singers who already recorded successfully the
songs by Jolivet (BLC 9220) and Ravel (BLC 94743).
Nana: Spanish Lullabies
Works by: Falla, Montsalvatge, Abril, Guastavino, Ginastera, Halffter, Montero et al.
Artists: Carmen Solis, soprano; Eduardo Moreno, piano
(1 CD) (Brilliant Classics)
BLC 95095 $11.99 On Sale
More than a century of song is gathered here in a charming bouquet of folk themes and lullabies. The Spanish soprano Carmen Solis’ striking combination of vocal power
and purity serves her well in this song-collection.
‘Dream Lake’ - Songs of Lutosławski & Czajkowski
Works: Witold Lutosławski
(1913-94): ‘Chantelfeurs et
Chantefables;’ Andrzej Czajkowski (1935-82): 7 Shakespeare Sonnets Artists: Agata
Zubel, sop.; Joonas Ahonen,
piano (1 CD) (CD Accord)
CDAC 216 $18.99
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Walter Arlen (b.1920): Only you, Vienna
Artists: Daniel Wnukowski,
piano; Rebecca Nelsen,
soprano (2 CD) (Gramola)
GRAM 99078 $28.49
The third and final set of works
by Walter Arlen, one of the
last surviving members of the
generation of composers the
Nazis sought to extinguish.
Ian Venables (b.1955): The Song of the Severn
Artists: Roderick Williams,
bar.; Graham J. Lloyd,
piano; Carducci SQ (1 CD)
(Signum) SIG 424 $17.99
Ian Venables’ reputation as
‘one of the finest song composers of his generation’ (BBC
Music Magazine) and gift
for creating works of lasting
beauty finds voice in this disc of premiere recordings of
two of the composer’s most substantial song cycles.
Through a Glass: Songs by Martin Bussey (b.1958)
Artists: Marcus Farnsworth, baritone; James Baillieu, piano
(1 CD) (Resonus Classics)
REOA 10137 $19.99
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New Releases On CD
New O p era Albums for August
Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730): Catone in Utica / Il Pomo d’Oro; Minasi
Works: Leonardo Vinci (1690 - 1730): Catone in Utica, opera.
Artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli, Juan Sancho, Valer
Sabadus, Vince Yi; Riccardo Minasi/Il Pomo d’Oro. (3 CD) (Decca)
3 DEC B002324102 $45.98 On Sale
Star countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic steps into new musical territory with
the world premiere recording of Catone in Utica by Leonardo Vinci, a forgotten genius of Italian opera. The opera tells a powerful tale of Julius Caesar’s defeat of the Republican forces led by Marcus Porcius Cato in 46BC,
exploring the eternal themes of love, duty and honor. Featuring five countertenors along with conductor Riccardo Minasi who leads il pomo d’oro.
Artists: Dunja Vejzovic, Ales
Briscein, Taylan Reinhard,
Iris Vermillion, Gal James,
David McShane, Konstantin
Sfiris. Grazer PO & Choir,
Kirk Kaftan; Dirk Kaftan/
Grazer PO (2 CD) (Oehms)
2 OEH 962 $33.49
Artists: Wolfgang Katschner/Lautten Compagney Berlin. (2 CD, 1 BluRay) (Arthaus) (147 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color;
Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0) 3 AHM 108125 $38.99
The Lautten Compagney, conducted by Wolfgang Katschner, and the Carlo
Colla e Figli puppet theatre unite the charm of the stage and of marionettes
in this performance of Handel’s Rinaldo. Carlo Colla e Figli is one of the bestknown companies in the world, performing for more than 200 years. Special
features - interviews and back stage footage - and a complete 2-CD audio
recording are included. “One should have seen how virtuoso ‘Carlo Colla e
Figli” from Milan transform the gestures and stage tricks of this magic opera
into the miniature form ... Splendidly sung.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
“Savall’s performance is bold and full-bodied, especially in the warm choral singing and orchestral
playing.” -The Observer, 14th June 2015
(2 SA Hybrid CD) (Alia Vox) 2 AVX 9911 $48.99
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas /Armonico Consort, Monks
Artists: Rachael Lloyd, Robert Davies, Elin Manahan Thomas. Christopher Monks/Armonico Consort. (1 CD) (Signum Records)
SIG 417 $17.99
The Armonico Consert and soloists perform Henry
Purcell’s evergreen chamber opera Dido & Aeneas, the work based on Virgil’s epic, the Aeneid.
Armonico Consert is one of the largest and most
innovative organizations of its kind in the UK, existing to inspire audiences with its unique programs.
André Campra (1660-1744): Tancrède, opera
Artists: Benoit Arnould, Isabelle Druet, Chantal
Santon, Alain Buet, Eric Martin-Bonnet. Olivier
Schneebeli/Versailles Baroque Music Center (3
CD) (Alpha Productions)
3 AHP 958 $37.49
A Baroque West Side Story, Tancrède tells of the
absolute but impossible love between two young
people brought together by their passion but separated by their origins. With Tancrède, André Campra established himself as one of the great opera
composers between Lully and Rameau.
Leonardo Leo (1694-1744): L’Ambizione Delusa
Artists: Antonio Greco/Orch. ICO of the Magna Grecia di Taranto. (3 CD) (Dynamic) 3 DYN 7677 $37.49
This delightful rural comedy plot has as a counterpart truly wonderful music, rich in beautiful and
original melodies which, rather than being harmonized, are set by Leo to contrapuntal accompaniments, showing Leo’s great compositional mastery.
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Mozart: Il Ratto dal Serraglio
Artists: (Italian version of Die Entführung aus dem
Serail) / Filippo Morace, Francesco Marsiglia, Sandra Pastrana, Gabriele Sagona, Carlos Natale
Giovanni Battista Rigon/Orch. del Teatro Olimpico. (2 CD) (Bongiovanni)
2 BGV 2476 $31.99
Among Mozart’s major operas, in the 1830s, two of
his works remained unknown because they did not
conform to contemporary Italian tastes: the Turkishstyle singspiel, Il ratto dal serraglio and Idomeneo.
Berlioz: Les Troyens / Mario Del Monaco, Florenza
Cossotto, Adriana Lazzarini. Kubelík [Milan 1960]
“...a remarkable sound document. Kubelík conducts
with intensity and dignity.... essential listening for anyone with an interest in Berlioz.” - The Guardian, 2012
(3 CD) (Walhall)
3 WALH 0347 $13.99
Verdi: La Traviata / Anna Moffo, Renato Cioni,
Mario Sereni; Herbert von Karajan (Milan 1964)
Artists: Herbert von Karajan/Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Chorus & Orch. (2 CD) (Idis)
2 IDIS 6702-03 $29.99
In one of his last La Scala performances, Karajan
presented one of the great classic of the Italian opera
‘repertoire: Verdi’s La Traviata, with theatre direction by
Franco Zeffirelli. The performance, recorded by RAI,
was used to press this IDIS release, with very good
sound quality; it’s a rare document in music history.
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Corelli, Barbieri et al. [Berlin ‘61]
Artists: Mirella Parutto, Franco Corelli, Fedora
Barbieri, Ettore Bastianini, Agostino Ferrin Oliviero
de Fabritiis/Orch. e Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di
Roma. (2 CD) (Walhall)
2 WALH 0338 $13.99
Verdi’s perenially popular opera Il Trovatore received
the casting it rightfully deserves in this gripping live
performance from Berlin, 1961, featuring some of the
world’s most beloved Verdian performers.
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Artists: Anke Krabbe, Andrea Bonig, Jorg Durmuller et al. Axel Kober/WDR Radio SO Cologne
(1 CD) (CPO )
CPO 777899 $15.49 On Sale
With Paroli (originally entitled Frau Denise), Leo
Fall (1873-1925) succeeded in producing a captivating one-act chamber play that was neither operetta nor opera - even though it does have its share
of reminiscences of fairy-tale operas, stylistic
quotations of the rococo, discreet leitmotivic technique, and polished ensemble pieces. A prodigious
operetta composer, Leo Fall was considered a true
rival to Franz Lehár at the turn of the 20th century.
Leos Janácek: Jenufa
Handel: Rinaldo / Lautten Compagney Berlin et al. [Blu-ray + CD]
❦Monteverdi: L’Orfeo / Mingardo, Figueras et al.;
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall [Live, 2002]
Leo Fall (1873-1925): Paroli, comic opera
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New Releases on CD
Great Wagner
Performances
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen [Bayreuth, ‘53]
Artists: Hotter,
Moedl, Windgassen, Vinay, Resnik,
Greindl, Neidlfinger, Malaniuk, Streich, et al.; Joseph
Keilberth/Bayreuth
Festival Chorus &
Orch. (12 CD) (Pan
Classics)
PAN 10340 $49.99
This 1953 first of
two Bayreuth Ring cycles, led by Joseph Keilberth,
marked the first time Hans Hotter sang all three
Wotans; he is in stupendous form. Also for the first
time at Bayreuth, Martha Mödl sings Brunnhilde; she
too is at her finest. No more satisfactory Ring cast has
been assembled since, indeed none that can touch it.
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Hotter, Modl, Vinay; Herbert Von Karajan [Bayreuth, 1952]
Iris Vermillion stars as the Sacristan with the Graz Philharmonic and the Choir of the Graz Opera conducted
by Dirk Kaftan in this new recording of Leos Janacek’s
Jenufa. As Jenufa, and in other recent leading roles
including Elsa (Lohengrin) and Mimi (La Boheme), Israeli soprano Gal James is rapidly gaining recognition
as one of the most important voices of her generation.
This July, 1952 Bayreuth performance of Richard
Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde may be one the most
outstanding live recordings of the work ever captured. This recording derives from the private collection of Martha Mödl. 24bit/96kHz re-mastered.
(3 CD) (Walhall)
WALH 0001 $13.99
Ennio Porrino (1910-59): I Shardana, opera
Artists: André Cluytens/Bayreuth Festival Chorus
& Orch. (4 CD) (Walhall)
4 WALH 0214 $13.99
This 1957 performance of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg has as its female lead Elisabeth
Grümmer in the role of Eva, whom some argue was
the character’s finest interpreter. Conducted by the
fine French Wagnerian André Cluytens, other cast
members include Gustav Neidlinger and Joseph Greindl. Complete on 4CDs; 24bit/96kHz re-mastered.
I Shardana is set in a free Sardinia, an island where
rigorous rules are in force and its people do not
tolerate invasions or spiritual contamination, a time
when shepherds were warriors and judges, “when
man did not believe in one God but in the power of
the stars, and worshipped the dead and the waters.”
(2 CD) (Dynamic)
2 DYN S7683 $28.49
Pierre Bartholomée (b. 1937) : Oedipe sur la
Route / José Van Dam; La Monnaie SO; Callagari
Evidence Classics presents the world première recording or Pierre Bartholomée’s Oedipe sur la route, based
on the 1990 novel by Henry Bauchau. Daniele Callagari
leads the La Monnaie Symphony and a superb cast of
soloists including José van Dam and Italian soprano
Valentina Valente in this disturbingly beautiful contemporary work that explores the themes of man and fate.
(2 CD) (Evidence Music)
2 EVI 011 $26.99
John Metcalf: Under Milk Wood / Welsh Nat’l Opera
This new CD presents the
first time that Dylan Thomas’
“Under Milk Wood” has
been used as a libretto. The
cover artwork was provided
by Sir Peter Blake, the artist
who created the Beatles’
‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts
Club Band’ album cover.
(2 CD) (Launch Music) 2 LAUC TY40665 $29.99
Will Todd (b.1970): Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
(1 CD) (Signum Records)
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SIG 420 $17.99
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [1957]
Wagner: Die Walküre / Astrid Varnay, Hans Hotter, Ramón Vinay, Kurt Böhme [London 1959]
Artists: Franz Konwitschny/Covent Garden Opera
Orch. (3 CD) (Walhall)
3 WALH 0316 $10.49
Wagner: Siegfried / Konwitschny [London, ‘59]
Artists: Varnay, Windgassen, Hotter et al. Franz Konwitschny/ROH (4 CD) (Walhall) 4 WALH 0370 $13.99
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Windgassen,
Varnay, Uhde; ROH Covent Garden; Konwitschny
The Walhall Eternity label is for the first time
releasing in its entirety the legendary 1959 Covent
Garden Ring cycle of Richard Wagner conducted
by Franz Konwitschny. Re-mastered 24bit/96kHz.
(4 CD) (Walhall)
4 WALH 0368 $13.99
Wagner: Parsifal / Knappertsbusch [Bayreuth ‘57]
Artists: Ramon Vinay, Martha Mödl, Josef Greindl et al.
(4 CD) (Walhall)
4 WALH 0215 $13.99
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Konwitschny [London ‘59]
Artists: Franz Konwitschny/The Covent Garden
Orch. (2 CD) (Walhall)
2 WALH 0334 $10.49
Franz Konwitschny’s gripping interpretations
lie comfortably between those of Fürtwängler’s
commanding heights of supremacy and Solti’s fire
and spontaneity. Re-mastered 24bit/96kHz.
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DVD
Blu-Ray
New on
DVDs
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Legendary
Performances
New DVDs & Blu-Rays
New on Blu-Ray & DVD
Opera Premieres on DVD & Blu-ray
Vivaldi: Il Farnace, opera [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Mary-Ellen Nesi, Delphine Galou, Sonia Prina, Loriana Castellano, Emanuele
D’Aguanno, Roberta Mameli, Magnus Staveland. Federico Maria Sardelli/Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino Orch. & Chorus (live, 2014) (Dynamic) (151 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9,
Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0/DD 5.1)
(Blu-Ray) DYN 57670 $37.99 On Sale
(2 DVD) 2 DYN 37670 $35.98 On Sale
l Farnace is the most re-written and re-proposed of Vivaldi’s operas. Versions of the
score, two in 1727 and one each in 1730, 1731 and 1732, had been conceived. Then
in 1738, Vivaldi wrote a new score of the opera. This is the last Farnace, in two acts,
as the third was lost.
Francesco Cilea: L’Arlesiana / Wexford Festival Opera [2 DVD]
Artists: Annunziata Vestri, Dmitry Golovnin, Mariangela Sicilia, Stefano Antonucci,
Valeriu Caradja, Christian Saitta. Rosetta Cucchi/Teatro Pergolesi, Wexford Festival
Opera. (2 DVD-Video) (Dynamic) (105 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound
Fmt(s): PCM Stereo) 2 DYN 37688 $35.98 On Sale
Dynamic presents, in a world premiere on DVD, Francesco Cilea’s rarely heard or
produced opera L’Arlesiana (1897, rev. 1898). The opera’s famous aria “Il lamento
di Federico” has been a favorite with tenors throughout the ages, including Enrico
Franz Schubert: Fierrabras [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Michael Schade, Julia Kletter, Benjamin Bernheim, Dorothea Roschmann.
Ingo Metzmacher/Vienna PO & State Opera Chorus (C Major Video) (174 min.; Pic
Fmt: 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): DTS HD Master Audio 5.0/PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0)
.
(Blu-Ray) CME 730804 $35.98 On Sale
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(DVD-Video) 2 CME 730708 $35.98 On Sale
Fierrabras of 1823 is the last of Franz Schubert’s stage works. The strong cast includes the “marvelously expressive miracle Dorothea Roschmann” (Die Zeit) and
“Michael Schade, who exudes his exceptional tenor in Fierrabras’s heroic arias” (Der
neue Merker).
Bizet: Carmen / Domingo [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Carlos Kleiber/
Vienna State Opera Orch. &
Chorus. Placido Domingo;
Elena Obraztsova; Kurt Rydl;
Isobel Buchanan; Axelle Gall;
Yuri Mazurok (live, Vienna
State Opera, 1978) (Arthaus)
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The most famous living tenor, the most popular
of all operas, the conductor who inspires most
ingeniously - this video fits the bill on all counts. In
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Gaetano Donizetti: Maria di Rohan [DVD]
Artists: Roberto Recchia/Orch. e Coro del
Bergamo Music Festral. Majella Cullagh; Salvatore
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This opera’s intrigue develops like an unstoppable
machine: Like trapped animals, the characters
hopelessly search for a way out, and they devour
each other in turn. This is the first DVD release of
Donizetti’s 1843 opera.
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Jerome Kern: Showboat / San Francisco Opera
[Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Francesca Zambello,
Heidi Stober, Michael Todd
Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia
Racette. John DeMain/San
Francisco Opera (EuroArts)
(177 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9,
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This tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s
to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a
powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.
Leos Janácek: Jenufa, opera [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Donald Runnicles/Deutsche Opera
Berlin Orch. & Chorus. Jennifer Larmore; Hanna
Schwarz; Michaela Kaune; Nadine Secunde; Will
Hartmann (live, 2014) (Arthaus) (131 min.; Pic
Fmt: 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo, DTS
HD Master Audio 5.0/ Dolby Digital 5.0)
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“Jennifer “Larmore as the Kostelnicka ... endows
the role with singing of uncommon beauty and
vulnerability while never slighting its more dramatic
moments.” (The New York Times)
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These live performances were taped between1983
and 2004. All films have a screen ratio of 4:3 (with
the exception of Verdi’s ‘Otello’, which is 16:9) and
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Mozart: Cosi fan tutte [Blu-ray or 2 DVD]
Artists: Hartelius, Pisaroni,
Chappuis, Jankova, Mitterrutzner, Finley. Christoph
Eschenbach/Vienna State
Opera Orch. & Chorus (live,
Salzburg Festival, 2013) (EuroArts) (190 min.; Pic Fmt:
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“An adorable Mozart” (La Stampa). Staged by
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, this Così Fan Tutte is true to
text, humorous and precise, and its classically
aesthetic interpretation is good for “a whole lot of
laughs” (Münchner Merkur)
Mozart: Don Giovanni [Blu-ray or 2 DVD]
Artists: Christoph Eschenbach/Vienna PO &
Chorus. Ildebrando D’Arcangelo; Lenneke Ruiten;
Andrew Staples; Luca Pisaroni; Anett Fritsch.
(EuroArts) (180 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9, Color; Sound
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In this modern setting at an opulent hotel, luxury
seeps from the set’s every pore, and an ensemble
of exquisite vocal talent accompanies the posh
aesthetic backdrop. “Ildebrando D’Arcangelo’s
is an ideal realization of Don Giovanni.” (Neue
Zⁿrcher Zeitung)
Offenbach: La Belle Hélène [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Jennifer Larmore,
Jun-Sang Han, Peter
Galliard, Viktor Rud, Rebecca
Jo Loeb. Gerrit Priessnitz/
Philharmoniker Hamburg.
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A satire of middle-class values, this opéra bouffe
pillories narrow-mindedness in society. Adopting a
pro-active stance, director Renaud Doucet relocate
the action of Offenbach’s classical spoof setting
it on a cruise ship in the 1960s, when Flower
Power, love and drugs were all the rage. “La Belle
Hélène is a firework display for ears and eyes”
(Hamburger Morgenpost)
Pavarotti Plus - at Royal Albert Hall [DVD]
Artists: Leone Magiera/Royal PO. Pavarotti,
Croft, D’Artegna, Dessay, Esperian, Focile, Nucci,
Sabbatini, Zajick (20th Anniversary Edition) (DVDVideo) (Decca) (114 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3,
Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo)
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Mozart: Così fan Tutte / Muti [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Riccardo Muti/
Vienna PO Ann Murray; Sesto
Bruscantini; Margaret Marshall;
Kathleen Battle; James Morris.
BR: AHM 109101 $16.99
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Muti gives both the musicians
and the audience time to
appreciate Mozart’s music in all
its beauty and formal mastery.
Prokofiev: War and Peace [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Valery Gergiev/Mariinsky Theatre Orch. &
Chorus. Olga Borodina; Irina Bogachova; Alexandr
Gergalov; Nikolai Okhotnikov; Gegam Grigorian.
BR: AHM 109093 $16.99
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This 1991 complete production at the Mariinsky
Theatre was the first uncut performance in history.
Puccini: Turandot / Maazel [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Lorin Maazel/Vienna
State Opera Orch. & Chorus.
Katia Ricciarelli; Eva Marton;
Waldemar Kmentt; José
Carreras; John-Paul Bogart.
BR: AHM 109095 $16.99
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Eva Marton brought to the title
role a voice of gleaming metal
and singing alongside her was
José Carreras and his “priceless tenor voice”.
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Semyon Bychkov/Vienna PO &
Chorus. Miah Persson; Adrianne Pieczonka;
Franz Hawlata; Franz Grundheber; Angelika
Kirchschlager BR: AHM 109099 $16.99
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Semyon Bychkov conducts Strauss with flexible
nuances and a great deal of energy in this 2004
staging by Robert Carsen.
Verdi: Aida / Pavarotti, Pons [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Lorin Maazel/Teatro alla Scala Orch.
& Chorus. Luciano Pavarotti; Ghena Dimitrova;
Maria Chiara; Juan Pons; Paata Burchuladze.
BR: AHM 109087 $16.99
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Luciano Pavarotti’s long-awaited performance as
Radames was realized with this 1985 production.
Verdi: Otello / Riccardo Muti [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Riccardo Muti/Teatro alla Scala Orch. &
Chorus. Placido Domingo; Leo Nucci; Barbara
Frittoli; Rossana Rinaldi; Cesare Catani.
BR: AHM 109103 $16.99
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The Milan “Otello” traditionally opens the Scala
season and did so in 2001 on 7 December.
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Georg Solti/Vienna PO & State Opera
Chorus. Placido Domingo; Sumi Jo; Leo Nucci;
Josephine Barstow; Florence Quivar.
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Mahler on Video / Gergiev, Haitink
Mahler: Symphonies nos 4 & 5 / Gergiev, World Orchestra for Peace [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Camilla Tilling, soprano; Valery Gergiev/World Orch. for Peace (live at the
BBC Proms, 2014) (C Major Video) (154 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s):
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Founded by Sir Georg Solti, it draws its roster from the great orchestras of the world
(even the back bench violins are first and second desk players at home). This is
orchestral playing of sizzling virtuosity. Includes a 23 minutes documentary.
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 / Haitink [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Maria Ewing, soprano; Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw Orch. (live)
(Arthaus) (62 min.; Pic Fmt: 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo)
(Blu-Ray) AHM 109109 $35.98 On Sale
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Bernard Haitink leads an orchestra with nearly a century of Mahler performance
history, beginning wtih Willem Mengelberg. American soprano Maria Ewing is
featured in the work’s glorious ‘Das himmlische Leben’ finale.
Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira [Blu-ray or 2 DVD]
Artists: Michael Spyres,
Jessica Pratt, Lena Belkina,
Raffaella Lupinacci, Dempsey
Rivera. Will Crutchfield/
Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Orch. & Chorus (live, Rossini
Opera Festival, 2014)
(Arthaus) (215 min.; Pic Fmt:
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Michael Spyres as Aureliano “showed immediately
that his tenor with marvelous top notes has not
only flexibility and agility, but also enough body to
provide the Roman emperor great vocal authority.”
(Opernglas) The special bonus is a feature on the
making of Aureliano in Palmira.
Verdi: La Traviata / Glyndebourne [Blu-ray or
DVD]
Artists: Venera Gimadieva,
Michael Fabiano, Tassis
Christoyannis. Mark Elder/
Glyndebourne Chorus;
London PO. (Opus Arte) (132
min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9, Color;
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Verdi’s tragic masterpiece is elegantly updated in
this ‘fresh and thrillingly unfamiliar’ (Independent)
Glyndebourne production ... there can be no doubt
of his [Mark Elder’s] mastery of the opera’s dramatic shape and instrumental palette, flawlessly
rendered by the London Philharmonic.’’ The Daily
Telegraph
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Viva Verdi -The La Scala Concert / Chailly [DVD]
Works: Overtures to
Nabucco, Giovanna d’Arco;
La forza del destino; ballet
music from Jérusalem
Artists: Riccardo Chailly/
La Scala di Milano Orch. (1
DVD) (Decca) (92 min.; 16:9,
Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM
Stereo)
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This concert from the sumptuous auditorium of La Scala was given in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth.
Wagner: Tannhauser / Bayreuth [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Kwangchul Youn, Torsten Kerl, Markus
Eiche, Lothar Odinius, Thomas Jesatko, Stefan
Heibach, Rainer Zaun. Axel Kober/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus (Opus Arte) (272 min.; Pic Fmt:
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Wagner’s tale of the struggle between spiritual
and profane love is given a radical visual update in
Sebastian Baumgarten’s controversial yet thoughtprovoking 2011 Bayreuth production.
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier [Blu-ray or 2 DVD]
Artists: Robin Ticciati/London PO; Glyndebourne
Chorus. Gwynne Howell; Helene Schneiderman;
Kate Royal; Michael Kraus; Teodora Gheorghiu.
(Opus Arte) (213 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9, Color; Sound
Fmt(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS Surround)
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Tara Erraught’s ‘touching’ (Guardian) performance as Octavian, Kate Royal’s ‘most graceful of
Marschallins’ and Lars Woldt’s ‘pitch-perfect’ Baron Ochs (Sunday Telegraph) cap visual opulence
with musical excelence.
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Václav Neumann conducts Czech masterworks
[Blu-ray or DVD]
Works: Dvorák: The Wood
Dove, symphonic poem, Op.
110; Janácek: Tarus Bulba;
Fucík: Marches & Polkas
Artists: Václav Neumann/
Czech Philharmonic (live,
Prague 1986) (Arthaus) (89
min.; Pic Fmt: 4:3, Color;
Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo)
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In this Prague concert from 1986, Neumann and
the Czech Philharmonic present symphonic works
by their compatriots Antonín Dvorák, Leos Janácek
and Julius Fucík.
A John Williams Celebration, Gala Opening of
the LA PO / Dudamel, Perlman [Blu-ray or DVD]
Works: Music from Star Wars, Catch Me if you
Can, Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List; Amistad
Artists: Itzhak Perlman, Gustavo Dudamel/Los
Angeles PO (C Major Video) (103 min.; Pic Fmt:
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Master Audio 5.1/ PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1)
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For the 2014/15 Opening Night Concert and Gala,
the Los Angeles Philharmonic paid loving tribute
to composer John Williams. Itzhak Perlman plays
music from Schindler’s List.
Itzhak Perlman Anniversary Edition [4 DVD]
Works by: Beethoven,
Bach, Weber, Vivaldi,
Mozart, Halvorsen, Brahms,
Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky,
Prokofiev, Elgar, SaintSaens et al. Artists: Zuill
Bailey, Isaac Stern, Shlomo
Mintz, Gil Shaham, Maxim
Vengerov. Itzhak Perlaman/
Israel PO; Eugene Ormandy/
Philadelphia Orch. et al. (4
DVD-Video) (EuroArts) (354 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC,
16:9, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo, PCM
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This exciting anniversary edition covers 30 years
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Madrigal History Tour / The King’s Singers
[Blu-ray or DVD]
Works: An introduction to the Golden Age of the
16th century madrigal in Germany, Spain, France,
England & Italy Artists: The King’s Singers (Arthaus) (205 min.; Pic Fmt: 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s):
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In this 6-part Madrigal History Tour the King’s
Singers perform varied settings from the dawn
of the madrigal through its ‘Golden Age’ when it
became the musical rage of the High Renaissance.
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❦The Chopin Dance Project - Choreography by
Stanton Welch / Lang Lang [Blu-ray or DVD]
Works: The Houston Ballet
dances to the music of
Chopin. Artists: Dancers
of the Houston Ballet, Lang
Lang, piano (live from the
Theatre des Champs Elysees
in Paris) (Sony Classical) (85
min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9, Color;
Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo)
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“There were times when the dazzling virtuosity of
Lang Lang, which is as prodigious as touted, took
your breath away... He and the dancers held us
spellbound and breathless.” -Houston Press
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding, Gary
Avis. Boris Gruzin/Royal Ballet Orch. (Opus Arte)
(151 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s):
LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio/DTS Surround
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“Osipova was riveting throughout... [Golding]
demonstrates real brilliance and prowess.’’ (The
New York Times) “This is a Swan Lake not to be
missed’’ (The Stage) Extra features: Anthony Dowell in conversation with Darcey Bussell; Coaching
Swan Lake.
‘Virtuosity’ - The 14th Van Cliburn International
Piano Competition [Blu-ray or DVD]
Artists: Kholodenko, Rana, Chen, Dong, Sakata,
Mindoyants (EuroArts) (90 min.; Pic Fmt: 16:9,
Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo)
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The film focuses on a group of young musicians as
they articulate their personalities through their music: brilliant, eccentric, tender, touching, dazzling,
deadly serious, wildly entertaining. All of the onstage brilliance and backstage drama takes place
in the year in which the inspiration and namesake
of the competition, Van Cliburn, passed away.
Weber & Haydn Masses [Blu-ray or DVD]
Works: Haydn: Missa Sanctae Ceaciliae; Weber:
Missa Sancta No. 1 “Freischützmesse” Artists:
Laki, Schiml, Protschka, Rootering. Horst
Stein/Bamberger SO & Chorus. Popp, Soffel,
Laubenthal, Moll. Rafael Kubelik/Bayerischen RSO
& Chor (Basilika Waldsassen, 1986) (Arthaus)
(115 min.; Pic Fmt: 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM
Stereo/DD 5.0) BR: AHM 109107 $35.98 On Sale
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In 1986, Horst Stein revived Weber’s rarely
performed “Freischützmesse” in concert with
soloists Krisztina Laki, Marga Schiml, Josef
Protschka and Jan-Hendrik Rootering. The
coupled 1982 performance of Haydn’s Missa
Sanctae Ceaciliae features the Bavarian Radio
Symphony and Chorus under Rafael Kubelik and a
soloist cast that includes Lucia Popp, Doris Soffel
and Kurt Moll.
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❦Rosetti: Horn Concertos / Radek Baborák, horn
Works: Antonio Rosetti
(1750-1792): Concertos (4)
for horn & orchestra Artists:
Johannes Moesus/Bavarian
CO; Radek Baborák (Horn).
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Antonio Rosetti’s music was
practically forgotten after
1800, however, the guild of horn players has never
quite forgotten his concertos for horn. With Radek
Baborák performing, principal horn of the Berlin
Philharmonic, this recording is self-recommending.
❦Bach: Goldberg Variations / Dershavina
Works: works Johann
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Variations, BWV 988.
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“There is something
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phrasing, for the slow variations, and breathtaking
❦Prokofiev: Complete Transcriptions for Piano / Lev Vinocour
Works: Prokofiev: Gavotte (from Hamlet); March & Scherzo (from The Love for
Three Oranges); Pieces (10) (from “Romeo and Juliet”); Pieces (10); Pieces (3)
(from Cinderella); Pieces (3) (from War & Peace); Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade
Artists: Lev Vinocour (Pno). (2 CDs - counts as 2)
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“Russian pianist Lev Vinocour tackles the repertoire with formidable technique and
interpretive breadth. In the knuckle-busters like the Mephisto-Waltz from Lermontov, which he takes at
breakneck speed, the result is awe-inspiring...” -All Music
Works for solo viola with orchestra / Rohde
Works: J.C. Bach: Viola
Concerto in C minor;
Hindemith: Trauermusik for
Viola and Strings; Hoffmeister
(1754-1812): Viola Concerto
in D major; Telemann: Viola
Concerto in G major Artists:
Georg Mais/Lithuanian CO. Hartmut Rohde (Vla).
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R. Strauss: Don Quixote; Four Last Songs et al.
Works: R. Strauss: Don Quixote; Four Last Songs
Artists: Adrian Leaper/ Grand Canary PO. Hellen
Kwon (Sop); Vladimir Mendelssohn (Vla). (1 CD)
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The Tabulature of Johannes von Lublin
Works by: Georg Brack;
Antoine Brumel (1460-c.1515);
Josquin Des Prez; Sebastian
Festa (1495-1524); Heinrich
Isaac (c.1450-1517); Ludwig
Senfl (1486-c.1542); Thomas
Stoltzer (c.1480-1526) Artists:
René Clemencic (Clavicytherium). (1 CD)
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Mahler: Symphony No. 7 / Leaper
Artists: Adrian Leaper/Grand Canary PO. (1 CD)
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Commonly referred to as “Song of the Night” for its
overtly romantic melodies amd complex orchestration.
Mendelssohn: Symphonies et al. / Pople
Works: Mendelssohn: Hebrides, overture; Symphonies nos 1 & 4 “Italian” Artists: Ross Pople/
London Festival Orch. (1 CD) AVA 340260 $8.99
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Tenor Zoran Todorovich - Opera Arias
Works: Arias from The Pearl
Fishers; L’Arlesiana; La
Favorita; Roméo et Juliette
(Gounod); La bohème; Zazà
et al. Artists: Ivan Anguelov/
Slovak Radio SO Bratislava.
Zoran Todorovich (Tnr). (1 CD)
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Mr. Todorovich has sung Pinkerton at the Vienna
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Brahms: Piano works / Matthias Kirschnereit
Works: Brahms: Scherzo, Op. 4; Piano Sonata
no 2; Waltzes (16), Op. 39 Artists: Matthias
Kirschnereit (Pno). (1 CD)
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Schumann: The Violin Sonatas / Beikircher
Works: Schumann: Violin Sonatas nos 1-3
Artists: Benedikt Koehlen (Pno); Alban Beikircher
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Mahler: Symphony no 5 / Leaper
Artists: Adrian Leaper/Grand Canary PO. Jose
Zarzo (Horn); Alejandro Castañeda (Tpt). (1 CD)
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Mendelssohn: Sonatas (2) for Cello and Piano
Works: Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas nos 1 & 2;
Song without words, Op. 109 Artists: Emil Klein
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Bach: Art of Fugue, BWV1080 for 4 Quartets
Artists: Heribert Breuer/Bern Brass Quartet;
Ensemble IV; Leipzig Baroque Soloists. Heribert
Breuer (Organ). (1 CD)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6, Sleeping Beauty
Artists: Samuel Friedmann/Russian PO. (1 CD)
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Works: Mozart: Horn Concerto
no 4; Concertone for 2 Violins,
K 190; Symphony no 39 Artists: Michael Gielen/Southwest
German RSO. Martin Ostertag
(Clo); Wolfgang Hock (Vln); Will
Sanders (Horn); Alexander Ott
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Chopin: Complete Nocturnes / Castro
Artists: Ricardo Casero (Pno). (2 CDs - counts as
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Ricardo Castro was first prize winner at the Leeds
International Piano Competition in in 1993.
Brahms: Sonatas (2) for Cello and Piano
Artists: Emil Klein (Clo); Wolfgang Manz (Pno). (1
CD)
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 3, etc / Friedmann,
Works: Tchaikovsky:
Symphony no 3 “Polish”;
Variations for Cello and Orch.
”Rococo” Artists: Samuel
Friedmann/Russian PO. Kyril
Rodin (Clo). (1 CD)
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The cello soloist here won the gold medal at the
8th Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1986.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 et al. / Russian PO
Works: Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March;
Marche slave; Symphony no 5 Artists: Samuel
Friedmann/Russian PO. (1 CD) AVA 304920 $8.99
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 / Pople
Artists: Ross Pople/London Festival Orch. (2 CDs
- counts as 2)
2 AVA 340310 $15.49
Mendelssohn: Complete Organ Works [3 CDs]
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❦18th Century Neapolitan Flute Concertos
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Works: Giorgio Federico Ghedini (1892-1965): Bizzarria; Due poemi; Sonatas in A major & E flat major. Artists: Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi (Pno); Emy Bernecoli (Vln) (1 CD) (Naxos)
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Earthrise: Music for Wind Band
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Schumann: Arrangements for Piano Duet, Vol. 2
Works: String Quartets Op. 41/1&2; Studies; 6
pieces, Op. 56 Artists: Eckerle Piano Duo. (1 CD)
(Naxos)
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Bruckner: Mass in F minor / Celibidache [DVD]
Glenn Gould - The Russian Journey [Blu-Ray]
Artists: Glenn Gould, piano
A Film by Yosif Feyginberg
(documentary, 2002) (1 BluRay) (C Major Video) (60 min.;
16:9, Color; PCM 2.0, Mono,
Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1)
CME 714204 $42.99 $21.50
A look at the acclaimed pianist’s 1957 trip to the Soviet
Union, Gould was the first
North American to perform behind the Iron Curtain.
The film features previously unheard recordings of
his concerts in Moscow and Leningrad, including
his recital and lecture at the Leningrad Conservatory. It also includes unreleased documents, photos and statements from Rostropovich, Ashkenazy
and more.
Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin PO [DVD]
Works: Wagner: Parsifal
Prelude; Brahms: Symphony
No. 4; Double Concerto Artists: Simon Rattle/Berlin PO.
Elisabeth Batiashvili, violin;
Truls Otterbech Mork, cello
(1 DVD) (EuroArts) (102 min.;
16:9, Color; PCM Stereo,
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1)
EUA 2020238 $27.99 $14.00
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the
2007 Europa-Konzert.
Philip Glass: The Perfect American [Blu-Ray]
Artists: Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger,
Donald Kaasch, George Janis Kelly, Marie
McLaughlin. Dennis Russell Davies/Improbable
Skills Ensemble. (1 Blu-Ray) (BBC Opus Arte)
(120 min.; 16:9, Color) BOA 7129D $42.99 $21.50
The last days of the American icon Walt Disney
form a powerful and poignant subject for Philip
Glass’s latest opera.
Wagner: Die Walkure / Netherlands PO [3 DVD]
Artists: Hartmut Haenchen/
Netherlands PO. John Brocheler; Nadine Secunde; Reinhild Runkel; Kurt Rydl; Jeannine Altmeyer. (3 DVD-Video)
(BBC Opus Arte) (260 min.;
16:9, Color; PCM Stereo)
3 BOA 6008D $21.99 $10.99
This series boasts performances from The Royal Opera House, Teatro Real, Paris
Opera, Glyndebourne and The Netherlands Opera.
Antonio Salieri: Falstaff / Arnold Östman [DVD]
Artists: Arnold Östman/Ludwigshafen Theatre
Chorus; Stuttgart RSO. Delores Ziegler; Teresa
Ringholz; Carlos Feller; Richard Croft; Jake
Gardner. (1 DVD) (Arthaus) (145 min.; 4:3, Color;
PCM Stereo)
AHM 102306 $32.99 $16.50
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Verdi’s Legendary Interpreters [Blu-Ray or DVD]
Artists: Arturo Toscanini/
NBC SO; Charles Mackerras/
London SO; Berislav Klobucar/Orch.Nat’l de L’ORTF;
Carlo Maria Giulini/New Philharmonia Orch.; Tito Gobbi;
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (EuroArts) (58 min.; 16:9, B&W and
Color; PCM Stereo)
BR: EUA 3079084 $32.99 $16.50
DV: EUA 3079088 $27.99 $14.00
Celebrating Verdi brings into focus the greatest
interpreters of Giuseppe Verdi’s compositions.
These jewels were salvaged from various archives, lovingly restored and digitally remastered a unique glimpse into our classical heritage, featuring performances by celebrated artists of the past.
❦Jansons Conducts Brahms & Janacek [DVD]
Works: Brahms: Symphony
no 2; Janácek: Glagolitic Mass
Artists: Mariss Jansons/Bavarian Radio Orch. & Chorus.
Iveta Apkalna; Marina Prudenskaja; Ludovit Ludha; Tatiana
Monogarova; Peter Mikulás.
(1 DVD) (Arthaus) (88 min.;
16:9, Color; PCM Stereo,
Dolby Digital 5.0)
AHM 101684 $27.99 $14.00
“Their style is generous, warm and big-hearted,
their relationship with Jansons one of mutual adoration.” - The Observer
Riccardo Muti ‘Live from Teatro La Fenice’ [DVD]
Works: Beethoven: Consecration of the House, overture; Antonio Caldara (16701736): Te Deum; Stravinsky:
Symphony of Psalms;
Wagner: Kaisermarsch Artists: Riccardo Muti/Teatro
La Fenice Orch. & Chorus.
Michele Pertusi; Patrizia
Ciofi; Nicolas Rivenq; Sonia
Ganassi; Roberto Sacca. (1
DVD) (Arthaus) (66 min.; 4:3, Color; PCM Stereo,
DD 5.1, DTS 5.1)
AHM 107273 $27.99 $14.00
Mahler: Symphony no 1; Mozart [DVD]
Artists: Sergiu Celibidache/
Munich PO & Chorus; Hans
Sotin; Doris Soffel; Peter
Straka; Margaret Price;
Mathias Holle (bonus documentary: Celibidache in Moscow, 1989) (1 DVD-Video)
(Arthaus) (65 min.; 4:3, Color;
PCM Stereo)
AHM 101678 $27.99 $14.00
The film documents the work process from the first
rehearsals with piano and choir to the eventual
integration of choir, orchestra and soloists.
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail [DVD]
Artists: Lothar Zagrosek/Stuttgart State Opera
Orch. & Chorus. Roland Bracht; Kate Ladner;
Matthias Klink; Catherine Naglestad; Alexander
Bogner. (1 DVD) (Arthaus) (150 min.; 16:9, Color;
PCM Stereo)
AHM 102189 $32.99 $16.50
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Gunter Wand [DVD]
Artists: Gunter Wand/NDR SO (SchleswigHolstein Music Festival 1998) (1 DVD) (Arthaus)
AHM 107243 $27.99 $13.99
Gunter Wand was considered a Brucknerian of
uniquely commanding stature.
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov from St.
Petersburg [DVD]
Works: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1;
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no 2; Beethoven:
Piano Sonata no 4 Artists: Vladimir Lande/St.
Petersburg State SO. Eldar Nebolsin, piano (1
DVD) (Naxos) (16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): PCM
Stereo)
NXS 2110284 $21.99 $10.99
Yang - Live in Concert in St. Petersburg [DVD]
Works: Tchaikovsky & Brahms Violin Concertos;
Ysaye: Violin Sonata; Bach: Partita no 2 Artists:
Vladimir Lande/St. Petersburg State SO. Tianwa
Yang, violin (1 DVD) (Naxos) (89 min.; 16:9, Color;
PCM Stereo, DD 5.1) NXS 2110283 $21.99 $10.99
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio [DVD]
Artists: Philippe Herreweghe/Collegium Vocale
Gent. Dorothee Mields; Peter Kooij; Damien
Guillon; Thomas Hobbs. (1 DVD-Video) (EuroArts)
(153 min.; 16:9, Color; PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS
5.1)
EUA 2059508 $42.99 $21.50
This recording includes all six cantatas and subtitles in English, German, French and Japanese.
Verdi: Requiem Mass / Temirkanov [Blu-Ray]
Works: Mozart: Basset Clarinet Concerto K.622;
Mahler: Symphony no 1 Artists: Diego Matheuz/
Orch. del Teatro la Fenice di Venezia. Vincenzo
Paci, basset horn (1 DVD) (Dynamic) (96 min.; 4:3,
Color; PCM 2.0)
DYN 33762 $35.99 $18.00
Artists: Yuri Temirkanov/Parma Teatro Regio
Orch. & Chorus (live 10/8/2011) (1 Blu-Ray) (C
Major Video) (147 min.; 16:9, Color; PCM 2.0, DTS
HD Master Audio 5.1) CME 725504 $42.99 $21.50
Includes a 52-minute bonus documentary introducing us to Verdi’s beautiful homeland in Parma.
Vincenzo Bellini: La Sonnambula [Blu-Ray]
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail [DVD]
Artists: Gabriele Ferro/Stuttgart State Opera Orch.
& Chorus. Helene Schneiderman; Catriona Smith;
Enzo Capuano; Motti Kastón. (1 Blu-Ray) (EuroArts) (156 min.; 1.78:1, Color; DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo)
EUA 2059334 $42.99 $21.50
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Artists: Gustav Kuhn/London PO; Glyndebourne
Chorus. Ryland Davies; Valerie Masterson; Lillian
Watson; Willard White; Joachim Bissmeier. (1
DVD) (Arthaus) (143 min.; 4:3, Color; PCM Stereo)
AHM 102310 $21.99 $10.99
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The Essential Opera Collection - 10 Complete
Operas [19 DVDs]
Works: Rigoletto, Marriage
of Figaro, Walkure, Don
Giovanni, L’Orfeo, Tales of
Hoffmann, Tosca, Aida, Il
Trovatore, Carmen Artists:
Productions from: The Royal
Opera House, Teatro Real,
Paris Opera, Glyndebourne and The Netherlands
Opera (19 DVD-Video) (BBC Opus Arte) (1758
min.; 16:9, Color; PCM Stereo)
19 BOA 6000D $169.99 $85.00
The Essential Opera Collection brings together
popular operas and classic productions in simple
stylish packaging.
Salzburg Festival Concerts, 2008-2011 [4 DVD]
Works: Bartók: Piano Concerto
no 1; Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4; Berg: Der Wein; LuluSuite; Pierre Boulez: Notations;
Bruckner: Te Deum; Mahler;
Ravel; Schubert; Stravinsky et
al. Artists: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Pierre Boulez; Daniel
Barenboim/Vienna PO. (4 DVDVideo) (C Major Video) (365 min.; 16:9, Color;
PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1, DTS 5.0)
4 CME 713608 $99.99 $50.00
Four Salzburg Festival Opening Concerts.
Tutto Verdi: The Operas, Vol. 1 [9 DVD]
Works: Atila, Alzira, Giovanna d’Arco, I Due Foscari, Ernani, I Lombardi; Nabucco, Un Giorno Di
Regno; Oberto Artists: Donato Renzetti/Teatro
Regio di Parma; Michele Mariotti/Teatro Regio di
Parma; Gustav Kuhn/Instituto Corale di Dobbiaco
(1304 min.; 16:9, Color; PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1)
9 CME 725808 $270.99 $135.50
Tutto Verdi: The Operas Vol. 1 includes nine
complete operas, written from 1839 to1846.
The Verdi Collection II: 6 Complete Operas [6 DVD]
Works: Verdi: Attila; Falstaff;
Il Trovatore; La traviata; Luisa
Miller; Simon Boccanegra.
Artists: Alessandro Sangiorgi/
Sofia National Opera; Maurizio
Benini/Teatro La Fenice di
Venezia; Philippe Auguin/Teatro
Massimo di Palermo (16:9,
Color; PCM Stereo)
6 DYN 37660 $42.99 $21.50
This 6-DVD box set includes six Verdi operas for
the price of one!
Beethoven: Symphonies nos 1 - 9 [3 DVD]
Artists: Michael Gielen/SWR Sinfonieorchester.
Hanno Muller-Brachmann; Renate Behle; Yvonne
Naef; Glenn Winslade. (3 DVD-Video) (EuroArts)
(365 min.; Region: 0; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4/3, Color;
Sound Fmt(s): PCM Stereo)
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Albany Records
Alpha Productions
Works: Manuel Castillo
(b.1930): Ofrenda; Para
Arthur; plus works by Turina,
Albéniz Artists: Cristina
Lucio-Villegas, piano (1 CD)
OTTF 12015 $17.49
This album, titled ‘Perpetuum
Castillo’, pays homage to the
great composer from Seville alongside works by
others who provided his inspiration.
Brunetti Sinfonias / Camerata Antonio Soler
Works: Steven R. Gerber
(1948-2015): String Quartets
nos 4-6; Fantasy, Fugue
& Chaconne for viola and
cello Artists: Amernet String
Quartet. (1 CD) (Albany
Records) ALB 1570 $18.99
Praised for their “intelligence”
and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York
Times, the Amernet Quartet perform quartets by the
distinguished American composer, Steven R. Gerber.
Works: W.F. Bach: Sinfonia
for strings “Dissonant”; F.J.
Haydn: Symphonies nos
22 “Philosopher”, 46 & 47
“The Palindrome” Artists:
Giovanni Antonini/Il Giardino
Armonico AHP 671 $18.99
This is volume two in this projected series of the complete symphonies of Haydn,
here interestingly contrasted by a sinfonia by W.F.
Bach.
Kamran Ince - ‘Asumani’ : chamber works
Les Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles
Sacred works by Francisco López Capillas
Artists: Marie Sander, flute; Phillip Bush, piano;
Neva Özgen, kemençe; Yelda Öztürk, cello; SohHyun Park Altino, violin; Anthony Gilbert, viola et
al. (1 CD) (Albany Records)
ALB 1565 $18.99
In ways sometimes explicit and sometimes subtle,
Ince’s music reflects his dual heritage of American
and Turkish ancestry.
Piano music of Manuel Castillo / Lucio-Villegas
Works: Gaetano Brunetti (1744-1798): Sinfonias
Nos. 9, 21 & 29 Artists: Gustavo Sanchez/
Camerata Antonio Soler. (1 CD) (1-2-3-4-go!)
OTTF 3026 $18.99
Gaetano Brunetti was, along with Luigi Boccherini,
the leading composer of chamber music in Spain
in the last third of the eighteenth century.
Works: Francisco López
Capillas (1614-1674): Missa
Re Sol; Missa Aufer a nobis;
Motets Artists: Capella
Prolationum; Ensemble la
Dansereye. (1 CD) (1-2-3-4go!)
OTTF 3025 $18.99
Sacred polyphony from the
Cathedral of Mexico by “the Ockeghem of Mexico.”
Accent
Handel: The Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments
Works: Handel: The Complete Solo Sonatas for
recorder, flute & oboe Artists: Richte Van der Meer
(Clo); Robert Kohnen (Hpsi); Marcel Ponseele
(Oboe); Barthold Kuijken, flute; Peter Van Heyghen,
recorder (2 CD) (Accent)
2 ACT 24308 $26.99
Handel’s solo sonatas exist in various versions,
including the transverse flute, an instrument that
was becoming ever more popular in at that time.
French Flute Concertos / Frank Theuns, flute
Works: Flute concertos by Michel Blavet; Joseph
Bodin de Boismortier; Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin;
Michel Corrette; Jean-Marie Leclair & JacquesChristophe Naudot Artists: Les Buffardins (1 CD)
(Accent)
ACT 24297 $22.99
This Accent CD provides an overview of the
development of the late-baroque transverse flute
repertoire in France.
Lost Generation (1914-18) - Music for strings
Works: Rudi Stephan: Music for Seven String
Instruments (1911); Butterworth: The Banks of
Green Willow (1913); Suite for String Quartet
(1910); Cecil Coles: Verlaine Songs (1904) Artists: Barbara Krieger, soprano; Horenstein Ensemble (1 CD) (Acousence) AOUE 12315 $18.99
Several of these pieces are appearing on CD for
the first time.
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String quartets by Steven R. Gerber
Capricci: Italian music for guitare / Bianco
Works by: Da Milano,
Scarlatti, Paganini, Regondi
Artists: Gabriel Bianco,
guitar (1 CD) (Ad Vitam)
ADV 150415 $23.99
‘Capricci’ is a recital
recording by Gabriel Bianco,
prize winner at some of the
most prestigious competitions in the world and one
of the most brilliant guitarists of his generation.
Tartini: Violin Sonatas ‘Cantabile e Suonabile’
Artists: David Plantier, violin; Annabelle Luis,
cello (1 CD) (Agogique)
AGOQ 020 $23.99
Tartini’s instrumental vision for music to be
Cantabile e suonabile (singable and playable) is
wonderfully realized in these performances.
Baroque Music from Finland / Opus X Ensemble
Works by: Hammerschmidt, Palm & Roman Artists:
Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano; Petri Mattson/Opus X Ensemble. (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Alba) ABA 373 $20.49
The early music ensemble Opus X performs a
program of Baroque music from Finland.
Euskel Antiqva: Legacy of the Land of Basque
Artists: Enrike Solinis (guitar)/Euskal Barrokensemble. (1 CD) (Alia Vox)
AVX 9910 $21.49
Alia Vox presents the first release in its new
Diversa collection - a series showcasing neglected
repertoire in historically informed performances.
German Baroque Cantatas, Volume 2
Works: Sacred cantatas by Telemann and Fasch.
Artists: Michael Scholl/Biederitzer Kantorei
Chamber Choir; Kammermusik Potsdam; Heidi
Maria Taubert, Steve Wachter, Michael Zabanoff,
Matthias Vieweg (1 CD) (Amati) AMA 2603 $18.99
The program of this Amati CD brings together
liturgical works by Baroque contemporaries, Georg
Philipp Telemann and Johann Friedrich Fasch.
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Haydn 2032, Vol. 2; ‘Il Filosofo’ / Giovanni Antonini
Works: Instrumental music from opera, ballet, the
air de cour and other genres by André Campra,
Charpentier, Jean-Marie Leclair, Lully, Rameau
and Royer Artists: Vincent Dumestre/Le Poème
Harmonique; Raphael Pichon/Pygmalion; Skip
Sempé/Café Zimmermann; Capriccio Stravagante
Orch. et al.
AHP 959 $18.99
Almost two centuries of music, reviving the
fabulous history of the Versailles palace, up to
mideighteen century.
Shostakovich: The Piano Concertos nos 1 & 2
Artists: Anna Vinnitskaya, piano; Kremerata
Baltica (1 CD) (Alpha)
AHP 203 $18.99
Olga Pashchenko plays Beethoven
Works: Beethoven: Fantasia, Op. 77; Piano
Sonatas nos 19 & 20; Variations and Fugue
“Eroica”; Variations (32) on an Original Theme,
WoO 80 Artists: Olga Pashchenko, fortepiano
(Vienna, c.1818) (1 CD) (Alpha) AHP 201 $18.99
Olga Pashchenko makes a conspicuous entrance
into the Alpha catalogue with this disc devoted
entirely to Beethoven.
Mozart: Complete Flute Quartets (4) / Hurel
Artists: Quatuor Voce;
Juliette Hurel (Flt). (1 CD)
(Alpha)
AHP 204 $18.99
The flute imposed itself undeniably as solo instrument
in these scores imbued with
concertante writing and the
gallant style characteristic of
the taste of the Mannheim court at that time.
Handel & Haym (1678-1729): Trio Sonatas
Artists: L’Aura Rilucente (1 CD) (Ambronay)
AMBR 304 $21.49
Nicola Francesco Haym is best known for his work
as a librettist, however, he was also a talented
composer. This program juxtaposes trio sonatas
with arrangements for trio of operatic arias.
‘Piano Solo’ / Mikolaj Warszynski, piano
Works by: Haydn, Szymanowski, Liszt & Chopin
Artists: Mikolaj Warszynski, piano (1 CD) (Anima
Records)
ANNR 141200001 $19.99
Polish-Canadian pianist Mikolaj Warszynski enjoys
an active career as a soloist and teacher.
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❦Bartók & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Works: Mendelssohn: Violin
Concerto in D minor; Bartók:
Violin Concerto No. 2 Artists: Miguel Harth Bedoya/
Norwegian Radio Orch. Augustin Hadelich (Vln) (1 CD)
AIE 2323 $16.49
“Wondrous playing
... exceptionally compelling performances.”
-Gramophone Editor’s Choice
“Unerring dramatic sense and a rich beautiful
tone.” -New York Times
“A young artist with no evident limitations.” -The
New Yorker
❦Langston Hughes (1902-67): Ask Your Mama
Artists: The Roots; Janai
Brugger, Nnenna Freelon,
Angela Brown, MedUSA,
San Francisco Ballet Orch.
(2 CD) (Avie)
2 AIE 2346 $23.99
“Fevered, restrained, and
super-lush in turns ... always
impressive.” -Vanity Fair
“Karpman’s music, melding Ivesian collage with
club-culture remixing, morphed from one vivid
section to the next in a dreamlike flow ... genuinely
striking.” -New York Times
❦Sugarloaf Mountain / Apollo’s Fire
Works: Custer LaRue: The
fox went out on a chilly night;
Jeannette Sorrell: Sugarloaf
Mountain; The Mountains of
Rhùm; Traditional: Farewell
To Ireland; Nottamun Town;
The Cruel Sister; Traditional
Spiritual; American Traditional; Canadian Traditional Artists: Jeannette Sorrell/
Apollo’s Fire. Amanda Powell (Cantor); Jeffrey
Strauss (Bar); Ross Hauck (Voice) (1 CD) (Avie
Records)
AIE 2329 $16.49
“Wonderfully exuberant ... simply delightful.”
-Fanfare
I have set my hert so hy: Love & Devotion in
Medieval England / The Dufay Collective
Artists: William Lyons/The Dufay Collective. (1
CD) (Avie Records)
AIE 2286 $16.49
On this recording, The Dufays collaborate
with vocal trio Voice in a series of vocal and
instrumental numbers, recreating the essence
of music heard in the royal courts and religious
houses of Medieval England.
❦Gesualdo: Tenebrae, Responses for Good Friday
Works: works Carlo Gesualdo (circa 1566 - 1613):
Responsories (9) for Good Friday, for 6 voices,
Feria 6. Artists: Andrew Parrott/Taverner Consort.
(1 CD) (Avie Records)
AIE 2305 $16.49
“Brilliant.” -BBC Music Magazine
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ARS Productions
The Sound of the 20s: works for violin & piano
Works: Violin sonatas by
Bloch, Ravel & Enescu;
Jacques-Alphonse de
Zeegant: Duo for violin &
piano Artists: Stefan Tarara,
violin; Lora Vakova-Tarara,
piano (1 SA Hybrid CD)
ARSP 38179 $19.99
With the exception of Jacques-Alphonse De
Zeegant (b. 1955), all the composers represented
here - Bloch, Ravel and Enescu - were born during
the final third of the 19th c.
Piano works by Robert Schumann / Caspar Frantz
Works: Schumann: Nachtstücke; Gesänge der
Frühe; Davidsbündlertänze Artists: Caspar
Frantz, piano (1 SA Hybrid CD) (ARS)
ARSP 38180 $19.99
Typical of the arch-Romantics, all of the works
here have as their inspiration a literary source, and
all three differently represent Schumann’s early
creative burst.
Concertos for solo instruments & string orch.
Works by: Paul Juon,
Fabian Müller, Ernest Bloch
& Arthur Honegger Artists:
Kamilla Schatz, violin; PiChin Chien, cello. Ruben
Gazarian/Georgisches
Kammerorchester Ingolstadt.
(1 SA Hybrid CD) (ARS
Productions)
ARSP 38177 $19.99
Slightly over nine decades separate the youngest
and oldest of these composers; interestingly, their
oeuvres reveal a number of surprising similarities.
Mozart’s Magical Night / Larmore, Grimaud
Artists: Jennifer Larmore, narrator; Helene
Grimaud, piano (1 CD) (Atlantic Crossing)
ALCC 0005 $19.99
Author Kim Maerkl’s story of a seven year old
Mozart strolling the Nymphenburg Palace gardens
in Munich with a young companion is narrated by
Jennifer Larmore with pianist Helene Grimaud.
Mirage - music for harp / Carolyn Mills, harp
Works by: Salzedo, Grandjany, Andres, Britten,
traditional works (1 CD) (Atoll) ATOL 602 $16.49
Carolyn Mills was the first-ever harpist to win the
Boston University Concerto-Aria Competition,
earning a debut in Boston’s beautiful Jordan Hall.
The Nations / NZ Barok
Works: Brescianello: Sinfonia no. 1; Muffat:
Sonata no 2; Boyce: Symphony no 1; Geminiani:
Concerto grosso Op. 3/3; Telemann: Les Nations;
Rameau, J.S. Bach Artists: NZ Barok (1 CD) (Ato
ll)
ATOL 813 $16.49
Bach & Entourage: Works violin & harpsichord
Works by: J.S. Bach, J.L. Krebs, Pisendel, Graun
et al. Artists: Johannes Pramsohler, violin;
Philippe Grisvard, harpsichord (1 CD) (Audax
Records)
AUDX 13703 $18.99
Johannes Pramsohler and Philippe Grisvard
explore works in the circle of J.S. Bach.
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Marin Marais (1656-1728): Suites (6) for Oboe
Artists: Christopher Palameta, oboe; Eric
Tinkerhess, viola da gamba; Romain Faluk,
Therobo; Lisa Goode Crawford, harpsichord (1
CD) (Audax Records)
AUDX 13702 $18.99
Christopher Palameta sheds light on the neglected
- but not forgotten - “phantom” literature for oboe
by Marin Marais.
Géza Anda: The Telefunken Recordings Berlin, 1950-1951
Works: J.S. Bach: Partita,
BWV 826; F.J. Haydn: Sonata no 38; Mozart: Sonata
no 17; Schumann: Carnaval;
Symphonic Etudes Artists:
Géza Anda (Pno). (1 CD)
(Audite) ADT 95720 $14.99
These recordings are characterized by Geza Anda’s distinctive balance of spontaneity and intellectual control, incisive poetry and brilliant technique.
Berlin Classics
Classical era concertos for horn / Klieser
Brahms & Reger: Sonatas for Clarinet & Piano
Works: Brahms: Sonatas for clarinet & piano nos
1 & 2; Max Reger: Sonatas for clarinet & piano nos
1 & 2 Artists: Ralph Votapek (Pno); Guy Yehuda
(Clnt). (2 CD) (Blue Griffin)
2 BLGF 363 $40.49
Israeli-American clarinetist Guy Yehuda has been
hailed by composer John Corigliano as “One of the
most awe inspiring clarinetists today.”
CAvi Music
❦Ravel, Tailleferre, Fontyn: Piano Trios
Works: Jacqueline Fontyn (b.
1930): Piano Trio; Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Germaine
Tailleferre (1892-1983): Piano
Trio. Artists: Morgenstern
Piano Trio (1 CD) (CAvi Music) CAVI 8553315 $16.49
“...the Morgenstern Trio
displayed a unanimity, polished technique, and
musical imagination that I thought had vanished
from the scene with the demise of the Beaux Arts
Trio.” -Washington Post
Works: F.J. Haydn: Concerto for Horn in D major;
Horn Concerto no 1; Michael Haydn: Concertino
for Horn, P 134; Mozart: Fragments (2) for horn &
orchestra, K. 370b/371 Artists: Ruben Gazarian/
Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn.
Felix Klieser (Horn). (1 CD) BER 300647 $18.99
ECHO prizewinner Felix Klieser presents a program of classical era works for horn and orchestra.
❦Beethoven & Schubert: The Last Sonatas
Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas / Huangci
Works by: Piazolla, de Falla, Ibert, Giuliani, Pujol,
Tavolaro, Rodrigo, Ravel Artists: Jacob Cordover,
guitar; Laura Karney, oboe & cor anglais; (1 CD)
(Cala Records)
CALA 77018 $20.49
The Zoco Duo merges the individual sounds of
the oboe/English horn and guitar to perform an
eclectic mix of musical styles.
Artists: Claire Huangci
(Pno). (2 CD) (Berlin Classics) 2 BER 300603 $38.99
“Over and above the seemingly effortless and euphonious realization of her programme, her playing has an
amazingly wide spectrum of
nuances in touch.” -Fono Forum on Berlin 300548
Jean-Philippe Rameau à l’Orgue /
Artists: Jean-Paul Lécot à l’orgue de l’église
Saint-Girons de Monein (1 CD) (Bayard)
BYAR 308444 $21.49
Organist Jean-Paul Lécot presents a program of
transcriptions from Zoroaster, The Princess of
Navarre, Hippolyte et Aricie and more.
Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 7 - Music for solo violin
Works: Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972): Duo for two
violins, Op. 2; Two Studies (1933); Violin Sonata
no 2 (fragment); Sonatas for Violin & Piano (2);
Violin Sonata (1949) Artists: Movses Pogossian &
Varty Manouellian, violins; Susan Grace, piano (1
CD) (Bridge)
BDG 9452 $16.99 On Sale
George Crumb, Vol. 17: American Songbooks
Works: George Crumb: Voices from the Morning
of the Earth; An Idyll for the Misbegotten; The
Sleeper Artists: Randall Scarlata, baritone; Ann
Crumb, soprano; Marcantonio Barone, piano.
James Freeman/Orch. 2001. (1 CD) (Bridge)
BDG 9445 $16.99 On Sale
This recording completes Bridge’s definitive cycle
of Crumb’s American Songbooks.
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Works: Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 32; Schubert:
Piano Sonata, D 960. Artists: Benjamin Moser
(Pno). (1 CD) (CAvi Music) CAVI 8553319 $16.49
[Mr. Moser’s] playing was impressive for its organic
sweep and full-bodied character ... an urgent and
feisty performance.” -New York Times concert review
Historias - English horn & oboe duos / Zoco Duo
Brahms Inspired / Orli Shaham, piano
Works: Bruce Adolphe (b.1955): My Inner Brahms,
intermezzo; J.S. Bach: Partita, BWV 825; Brahms:
Intermezzi, Op. 117; 4 Pieces, Op. 119; 6 Pieces,
Op. 118; Chopin: Berceuse, B 154/Op. 57; Brett
Dean (b.1961); Avner Dorman (b.1975), Schoenberg,
Schubert, Schumann Artists: Orli Shaham (Pno). (2
CD) (Canary Classics)
2 CNCL CC15 $24.99
Orli Shaham’s new CD, ‘Brahms Inspired’, includes
music by Brahms, music that inspired Brahms and
music inspired by Brahms.
Bach: Concertos for multiple violins / Huggett
Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV
1043; Concertos for 3 violins, BWV 1063 & 1064;
Violin Concertos, BWV 1052 & 1042 Artists: Monica Huggett (vln)/Portland Baroque Orch. (1 CD)
(Cappella Romana)
CELA PBO8916 $16.99
Portland Baroque violinists Carla Moore, Rob
Diggins, Jolianne Einem, and Adam LaMotte join
Ms. Huggett in these ever-popular Bach works.
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben / Païta
Artists: Carlos Païta/Philharmonic SO. (1 CD)
(Carlos Paita Edition)
COSP 804 $18.99
This is a live recording of Heldenleben performed
by the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Carlos Païta.
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New Releases
Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios Opp. 66 & 49 /
Artists: Sitkovetsky Trio
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin;
Leonard Elschenbroich,
cello; Wu Qian, piano (1 SA
Hybrid CD) (BIS (Sweden)
BIS 2109 $21.99
The D minor piano trio
(1840), one of the most
popular of Felix Mendelssohn’s chamber works, is
impressive in how it unites the composer’s gift for
melody with his textural and formal mastery.
Christopher Simpson: Ayres & Graces
Works: Christopher Simpson
(1605-1669): Ayres (20) for
2 treble viols & 2 bass viols;
Divisions for 2 & 3 bass viols
Artists: Chelys Consort of
Viols. James Akers (Theorbo); Dan Tidhar (Chamber
Organ). (1 SA Hybrid CD)
(BIS (Sweden)
BIS 2153 $21.99
By turns melancholy, lively and graceful, these
Ayres are glowing examples from the tail end of the
great English tradition of viol consort music.
The Butterfly Lovers / Lu Siqing, violin
Works: He Zhan Hao:
Butterfly Lovers Violin
Concerto; Fritz Kreisler:
Tambourin Chinois; Pablo de
Sarasate: Ziegeunerweisen;
Ma Si-cong: Inner Mongolia
Suite; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir
d’un lieu cher, Op. 42;
Chinese Traditional: Sunshine on Taxkorgan;
Wieniawski Artists: Yiu-Kwong Chung/Taipei
Chinese Orch. (1 SA Hybrid CD) BIS 2104 $21.99
For this performance of ‘The Butterfly Lovers’
Concerto, the orchestral part has been arranged
for Chinese traditional orchestra.
Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano / Ulf Wallin
Works: Liszt: Die Zelle in
Nonnenwerth; Elegy no
2; Epithalam zu Eduard
Reményis Vermählungsfeier;
Grand Duo concertant sur
la Romance de “Le Marin” (I
& II); Hungarian Rhapsody
no 12; La lugubre gondola
Artists: Roland Pöntinen (Pno); Ulf Wallin (Vln). (1
SA Hybrid CD) (BIS (Sweden) BIS 2085 $21.99
In the early works, such as the Grand Duo
concertant, pure virtuosity and the joy of playing
are to the fore, but in the late works Liszt takes us
on a journey into his own innermost soul.
J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 / Suzuki
Works: J.S.: Christe eleison, BWV 242; Kyrie
(from Missa, BWV Anh. 26); Masses BWV 235 &
236; Sanctus, BWV 237& 241. Artists: Masaaki
Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan. Peter Kooij; Robin
Blaze; Gerd Türk; Joanne Lunn (1 SA Hybrid CD)
(BIS (Sweden)
BIS 2081 $21.99
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Brilliant Classics
New Releases
Homilius: Complete Organ Chorales / Marangoni
Works: Gottfried August
Homilius (1714-85): Organ
Chorales, complete Artists:
Felix Marangoni, organ (2
CD)
2 BLC 94458 $11.99 On Sale
Only recently has the music
of Gottfried Homilius gotten
the attention it deserves. The composer’s Chorale
Preludes are firmly rooted in the contrapuntal
tradition of his great teacher J.S. Bach.
Organ works of Andriessen / Benjamin Saunders
Works: Hendrik Andriessen
(1892-1961): The Four
Chorals and Other Organ
Music Artists: Benjamin
Saunders, Grand Organ of
Leeds Cathedral (1 CD)
BLC 94958 $7.99 On Sale
Andriessen’s monumental
Chorales are modelled on the Chorales by César
Franck; the grand symphonic conception, the
spiritual depth and the harmonic language are all
evident as they wind through intricately chromatic
rhapsodizing.
Brahms: Sonata for 2 Pianos; Haydn Variations
Artists: Eleonora Spina and
Michele Benignetti, pianos
(1 CD) (Brilliant Classics)
BLC 94956 $7.99 On Sale
This unassuming-looking
“Sonata for two pianos”
represents a seminal work
in Brahms’s output, as it
became the Piano Quintet. This is the first disc in a
projected complete series of Brahms’s work for this
two pianos; all to be recorded by the young Italian
musicians Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti.
Franz Krommer: Chamber works with clarinet
Bazzini: La Ronde des Lutins - Music for Violin
and Piano
Works: Antonio Bazzini
(1818-1897): Fantasia su La
Traviata di Giuseppe Verdi;
La Calma serenata; La ronde
des lutins, Op. 25; Le Carillon
d’Arras, Op. 36; Morceaux
Lyriques (6), Op. 35; Violin
Sonata, Op.55 Artists: Luca Fanfoni (Vln); Maria
Semeraro (Pno). (1 CD) BLC 95030 $7.99 On Sale
Known virtually exclusively for his Scherzo
fantastique Op.25, better known as Dance of the
Goblins so commonly used as an encore piece for
violinists, Luca Fanfoni and Maria Semeraro here
expand our knowledge of Bazzini’s oeuvre.
Vivaldi: Pan Flute Concertos / Hanspeter Oggier
Works: Vivaldi: Pan Flute
Concertos, various concertos;
Sinfonia “al Santo Sepolcro”;
“Cum Dederit” Artists: Ensemble Fratres. Hanspeter
Oggier (Pan Flute). (1 CD)
BLC 95078 $7.99 On Sale
The panpipes originated from
17th century Europe, notably the Romanian nai,
hardly far in place or time from Vivaldi’s Venice and the instrument lends a bright and warm color
to Vivaldi’s most famous virtuoso flute concertos.
Paganini: Violin Caprices, transcribed for flute
Artists: Marieke Schneemann, historical flute (1
CD)
BLC 94627 $7.99 On Sale
Marieke Schneemann is by no means the first to play
Paganini’s finger-breaking Caprices on the flute, but
she is the first to do so on a ‘period’ instrument: a
wooden conical ring-keyed flute from 1860’s Paris.
The special colors and timbres of this instrument create the same thrilling effects as the violin.
Works: Franz Krommer (1759-1831): Quartet
for clarinet & strings, Op. 83; Quintet for clarinet
& strings, Op. 95 Artists: Schubert Consort
Amsterdam. Henk de Graaf (Clnt). (1 CD)
BLC 95040 $7.99 On Sale
With the soloist the acting principal clarinettist of the
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for many years,
Henk de Graaf and his fellow Dutch instrumentalists
have specialised in this repertoire for many years.
Joaquín Turina: Complete Guitar Music
Music for the House of a Gentleman
Works: works by Denis Gaultier, Lauffensteiner,
Wolff, Franz Biber, Jacques Bittner, C.W. Gluck, et
al. Artists: Bernhard Hofstoetter, lute (1 CD)
BLC 95087 $7.99 On Sale
The works span a period of over 100 years, from
Gaultier, born sometime around 1600, to Gluck, who
was composing in the latter half of the 18th century.
Works: Vocal & Instrumental
Chamber Music from the
16th Century by Mayone,
Mainerio, Spinacino, di
Lasso, Taeggio, Francesco
da Milano, Arcadelt,
Verdelot, Ruffo et al. Artists:
Trictilla Ensemble. (1 CD)
BLC 95090 $7.99 On Sale
Beyond the usual focus on vocal works, this survey
of instrumental music from the Italian Renaissance
brings to light solo repertoire for violin, lyra da
braccio, keyboard, harp and lute, as well as
solo ricercars, 4-part dances, and instrumental
arrangements of the vocal scores of madrigals.
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Artists: Jan Depreter, guitar (1 CD)
BLC 94973 $9.99 On Sale
The Romantic Spanish composer Joaquin Turina
(1882-1949) left a small but perfectly formed body
of work for the guitar, all of which is still commonly
heard and widely loved for its unaffected melodic
beauty and dancing vernacular rhythms.
The Baroque Lute in Vienna / Hofstoetter, lute
Porpora - Female choruses in Baroque Venice
Works: Nicolo Porpora (1686-1768): Alle Figlie
del Coro Artists: Paola Crema, soprano; Maria
Zalloni, mz. Michele Peguri/I Musicali Affetti (1 CD
)
BLC 95159 $7.99 On Sale
The works here are multi-movement settings of
psalms and other sacred texts, alternating arias and
choruses, solo and ripieno texts, mostly lively, except where pathos is called for in penitential texts.
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Mendelssohn rarities / Kurt Masur
Works: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, secular cantata; Die
schöne Melusine, overture;
Meeresstille und glückliche
Fahrt, overture; Overture in
C, ‘Trumpet’; Infelice, concert aria Artists: Eberhard
Buchner, Annelies Burmeister, Siegfried Lorentz, Edda Moser. Kurt Masur/
Gewandhausorchester & Rundfunkchor Leipzig (1
CD)
BLC 95119 $7.99 On Sale
Writing about the cantata ‘Die erste Walpurgisnacht’, Gramophone wrote “the performance itself
positively seethes with life... Masur’s attentive ear
guarantees a notable degree of clarity and precision. Furthermore, his excellent soloists and superb Leipzig Radio Chorus exhibit great stamina,
and not a single hint of strain...”
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Carl Orff: Trionfi, triptych / Herbert Kegel
Works: Carl Orff: Trionfi, triptych (Carmina Burana, Catulli
Carmina, Trionfi di Afrodite)
Artists: Herbert Kegel/
Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
Leipzig. Eberhard Büchner;
Renate Krahmer; Horst Hiestermann; Gerhard Erber; Regina Werner (2 CD) 2 BLC 95116 $15.99 On Sale
Orff’s best-known composition, Carmina Burana,
was originally conceived for the stage, where it
was the first panel of a theatrical triptych, rarely
performed, but presented here in its entirety.
“What distinguishes the music-making throughout
is the consistently superb singing of the Leipzig
choir, from which Kegel produces thrillingly clean
articulation and the widest range of dynamic contrast and colour ...”
Vivaldi: La Stravaganza: Violin Concertos, Op. 4
Artists: Federico Guglielmo (violin)/L’Arte dell’Arco. (2 CD)
2 BLC 95043 $11.99 On Sale
Vivaldi’s set of 12 violin concertos titled ‘La Stravaganza’ gains its extravagant title from its bold
modulations, subtle melodies and unusual intervals. Having set the precedent himself with L’Estro
Armonico (Op.3), the music in La Stravaganza goes far beyond these compositions of some five years
earlier. First released as part of Brilliant Classics’ authoritative Vivaldi Edition in 2014, this album is
part of a new series of Vivaldi collections by the Italian group L’Arte dell’Arco, led by acclaimed violinist
Federico Guglielmo.
❦To all lovers of Musick: Handel: Trio Sonatas
Carus
Four-part Baroque motets and arias
Works by: Homilius, Rolle,
Hiller, Graun & Harrer edited
by Johann Adam Hiller
Artists: Matthias Jung/
Saxon Vocal Ensemble (1
CD)
CRS 83269 $18.99
Johann Adam Hiller’s six
collections of four-part
motets and arias, published 1776-91, give insight
into a new blossoming of the motet.
Mozart: The Salzburg Marian Mass
Artists: Piotr Alexewicz & Kacper Dawiec,
soprano; Maciej Gocman, tenor; Jerzy Butryn,
bass. Andrzej Kosendiak/Singers of the NFM
Choir; Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble. (1 CD) (CD
Accord)
CDAC 215 $18.99
Mozart’s rarely performed Salzburg Marian Mass is
comprised of the Missa brevis, K.275 and several
church sonatas and brief sacred works.
❦Schubert: String Quintet, D.956, Op. posth. 163
Artists: Kuijken Quartet, Michel Boulanger (Clo).
(1 SA Hybrid CD) (Challenge) CHL 72647 $18.99
“Compelling ... another impressive achievement.”
-Gramophone “Among the finest Dutch period
instrument musicians.” -All Music Guide
❦James MacMillan: St. Luke Passion / Stenz
Works: James MacMillan (b.1959): St. Luke
Passion, for chorus, children’s chorus, organ
& chamber orchestra. Artists: Markus Stenz/
Netherlands Radio PO. Peter Dicke (Organ). (1 SA
Hybrid CD) (Challenge)
CHL 72671 $18.99
“The brightest hope of his generation.” NY Times
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Works: G.F. Handel: Trio sonatas for 2 violins &
continuo, Op. 5/1-7 Artists: Eduardo Lopez Banzo
(hpsi)/Al Ayre Español (1 CD) (Challenge)
CHL 72663 $16.99
“Al Ayre Espanol performs with panache ...
fascinating.” -Gramophone
Romantic works for Viola / Dana Zemtsov
Works: Vieuxtemps: Viola Sonata; Bloch: Suite
‘1919’; Waxman: Carmen Fantasy; Evgeni
Zemtsov: Melodie im Alten Stil Artists: Dana
Zemtsov, viola; Cathelijne Noorland, piano;
Davide Ghio, double bass et al. (1 SA Hybrid CD)
(Channel Classics)
CCS 37215 $21.49
The most personal selection on this album is Dana
Zemtsov’s inclusion of ‘Melodie im Alten Stil’,
composed by her grandfather Evgeni Zemtsov as
a declaration of love for her grandmother.
Legendary Sequeira Costa plays Rachmaninov
Works: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1;
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Artists:
Sequeira Costa, piano; Christopher Seaman/Royal
PO. (1 CD) (Claudio Records) CDOR 6026 $16.99
In 1951, Sequeira Costa was honored with the Grand
Prix de Paris and was invited by Dimitri Shostakovich
to join Sviastoslav Richter, Dimitri Kabalevsky, Aran
Khachaturian and Emil Gilels to judge the First International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition.
The Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra, Vol. II
Founded in 1919, the Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra
plays 16 tracks of Russian folk music, including
‘My Beauty’ by Valery Andreyev, Forrest Dream,
by V. Beccer, The Autumn Dream Waltz by A.
Joyce and Pavel Kulikov’s Fantasy on “Lipa
Vekovaya” (1 CD) (Claves)
CLV 9624 $18.99
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New Releases on CD
New from Centaur
Heart & Soul: Devotional music from the
German Baroque
Works by: J.C. Bach;
Rosenmuller, Bernhard,
Buxtehude, Becker, Krieger,
Scheidt et al. Artists:
Ryland Angel, countertenor;
Matthew Dirst, organ &
harpsichord. Ars Lyrica
Houston. (1 CD)
CEN 3426 $16.99
Devotional music was in high demand in Baroque
Germany. Heart & Soul casts light on some of
the more important, as well as the more obsure
composers who provided fresh scores on a regular
basis.
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trios, Vol. 5
Works: F.J. Haydn: Piano Trios, Hoboken XV: 12,
15, 17, 19 & 22 Artists: Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
(1 CD) (Centaur)
CEN 3358 $16.99
The Mendelssohn Piano Trio’s multi-volume Haydn
Piano Trio cycle series is nearing its final release,
and the plaudits keep coming in. Audiophilia wrote
of volume four: “... beautifully measured - warm,
sonorous and lively - and the recording is very
natural and spacious.” (CEN 3392)
Deutsche Grammophon
Chamber Music for Horn, Violin & Piano
Works: Lennox Berkeley
(1903-1989): Horn Trio
Op. 44; Frédéric Duvernoy
(1765-1838): Horn Trios Nos.
1 & 2; Eric Ewazen (b.1954):
Horn Trio (2012) Artists:
Bruce Bonnell, horn; Hai-Xin
Wu, violin; Zhihua Tang,
piano (1 CD)
CEN 3399 $16.99
This Centaur CD offers a rewarding mix of 20th
century music and two trios from the late 17th-18th
century French composer Frédéric Duvernoy, all
written for the combination of horn, violin and piano.
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
Artists: Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano (1 CD)
(Centaur)
CEN 3411 $16.99
Winner of the 1999 Cleveland Int’l Piano Competition, and silver medalist at the 2001 Van Cliburn
Int’l Piano Competition, Antonio Pompa-Baldi appears regularly at the world’s major concert venues. This release marks the second volume in his
complete traversal of the piano sonatas of Johann
Nepomuk Hummel. “... warmth, exquisite taste
and... arresting technique.” (The LA Times)
Simca Heled: Live 2 - Works for solo cello
Works: Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Boccherini: Adagio; Couperin: Pieces en
concert; Stravinsky: Suite Italienne Artists: Simca Heled, cello; Jonathan Zak,
piano; Mendi Rodan/Israel Sinfonietta (1 CD) (Centaur)
CEN 3377 $16.99
Simca Heled, Live II, finds the acclaimed veteran Israeli cellist performing against
three differing backgrounds, five works of music originally for, or so arranged, the
cello.
Claves, continued
Niccolò Paganini: Violin Concertos nos 2 & 5
Artists: Lawrence Foster/Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. Alexandre Dubach (Vln). (1
CD) (Claves)
CLV 9408 $18.99
Swiss violinist Alexandre Dubach, a student of Nathan Milstein, studied at the Fribourg Conservatory.
Haydn: Piano Sonatas & Variations / Chiovetta
Works: F.J. Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas nos 31, 33
& 53; Variations (12), H.17/3; F Minor Variations
Artists: Fabrizio Chiovetta (Pno). (1 CD) (Claves)
CLV 1409 $18.99
Born in Geneva, of Swiss and Italian nationality,
Fabrizio was a student of Paul Badura-Skoda.
‘Contemplation’ / Thanos Mitsalas, guitar
Works: Guitar Works of Sergio Assad (b.1952),
Egberto Gismonti (b.1947), Nuccio D’Angelo
(b.1955), Simone Ianarelli (b.1970), J.S. Bach et
al. Artists: Thanos Mitsalas, guitar (1 CD) (Clear
Note)
CLRN 74619 $16.99
Subtle music for imagining, thinking, and dreaming.
‘All Spring’ Chamber music of Emily Doolittle
Artists: Seattle Chamber Players. (1 CD)
(Composers Concordance) COCN 0025 $16.99
Emily Doolittle’s (b.1972) music has been
described as “masterful” (Musical Toronto).
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❦Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 / Ogata
Works: Beethoven: Sonatas
for Violin and Piano nos 4
& 9 “Kreutzer” Artists: Ian
Watson (FtePno); Susanna
Ogata (Vln). (1 CD) (Coro)
COO 16138 $16.49
“Stunning ... we were
transported through sound to
Beethoven’s time.” -Boston Musical Intelligencer
Decca
Icon / Andrea Bocelli, tenor
Works: Con te partiro; Canto della terra; Melodramma; Besame Mucho; Love me tender; Love in
Portofino; Romanza, Sogno; Immenso et al. Artists: Andrea Bocelli, tenor (1 CD) (Decca)
DEC B002326902 $8.98 On Sale
With an arsenal of best-selling albums behind
him, this ICON release collects pop-leaning
performances both sung in Italian and English
- all memorable and distinctive. Included are
the romantic standards that Bocelli himself
established: “Con Te Partiro” and “Romanza.”
‘(R)evolution’ / Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano
Works by: Stockhausen, Beffa & Stravinsky (1
CD) (Decca) DEC B002343202 $17.48 On Sale
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Lutoslawski: Symphony no. 2, et al. / Rattle
Works: Witold Lutoslawski
(1913-1994): Piano Concerto; Symphony No. 2 Artists: Krystian Zimerman,
piano; Simon Rattle/Berlin
PO (1 CD)
DGG B002329502 $18.98
This all-new recording
features Lutoslawski’s Piano Concerto; completed
in 1988, it is dedicated to and was premiered by
Christian Zimmerman.
Praetorius: 17th-Century Choral Works Works: Sacred works by Michael (1571-1621),
Hieronymus (1560-1629) and Jacob Praetorius
(1586-1651). Artists: Pablo Heras-Casado/
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble. (1 CD) (DG)
DGG B002298902 $15.48
Conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, Praetorius
contains relaxing and heavenly music from the
early 17th century for choir and small ensemble.
New Seasons / Kremerata Baltica, Kremer
Works: Philip Glass
(b.1937): Violin Concerto no
2; Giya Kancheli (b.1935): Ex
contrario; Arvo Pärt (b.1935):
Kuus, kuus kallike, Estonian
lullaby; Shigeru Umebayashi
(b.1951): Yumeji’s Theme
Artists: Gidon Kremer (Vln)/
Kremerata Baltica; Andrei Pushkarev (Keyboards);
Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Clo) (1 CD) (DG)
DGG B002313802 $18.98
Following his recording of the first Glass Violin
concerto, Gidon Kremer returns to DG after more
than a decade with Glass’ Second Violin Concerto.
Concert Clemens / Carsten Seyer-Hansen
Choral works by: Gade, Mendelssohn,
Holmgreen, Lewkovitch, Duruflé, Gesualdo,
Nystroem, Nystedt, Tavener, Byrd, Nielsen (1 CD)
(Danacord)
DCD 752 $20.49
Delos
Light of Gold: Cappella SF Christmas
Works: Traditional carols & songs for Christmas
Artists: Ragnar Bohlin/Cappella SF Christmas. (1
CD) (Delos)
DEL 3485 $16.99
Ragnar Bohlin founded Cappella SF, a
professional chamber choir, in 2014; this Delos
release marks their first commercial recording.
Return to Old Ireland: Choral Music of Mary
McAuliffe (b.1947)
Artists: Michael O’Neal/The Michael O’Neal
Singers; Jeffry Blake Johnson/West Virginia Studio
& University Choir (1 CD) (Delos) DEL 1046 $8.99
Scattered among these highly emotional vocal and
choral pieces are varied examples of McAuliffe’s
other compositions.
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Giovanni Bottesini - chamber works with bass
Works: Giovanni Bottesini
(1821-1889): Capriccio for
2 double basses & piano,
Op. 19; Duetto for Clarinet,
Double Bass and Orchestra;
Gran Quintetto for strings in
C minor. Artists: Quintetto
d’Archi del Teatro Regio
Torino, members
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The early Capriccio for two double-basses offers
a treat in this, its first recording and the Gran
Quintetto gives a glimpse of the composer’s
chamber music style.
British Violin Concertos / Lydia Mordkovitch
Works by: Arnold Bax,
George Dyson, John Veale
& Arthur Bliss Artists: Lydia
Mordkovitch, violin; Bryden
Thomson/London PO; Richard Hickox/BBC Nat’l Orch.
of Wales; BBC SO (2 CD)
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This two-disc set offers four great British violin
concertos which Lydia Mordkovitch recorded
between 1995 and 2006.
Poème: The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch
Works by: Anton Rubinstein,
Wagner, Rachmaninov,
Chausson, Dvorak, Kroll,
Ridout, Ravel, Elgar Artists:
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin;
Gabriel Woolf, narrator;
Julian Milford, piano (1 CD)
CHA 10866 $11.99 On Sale
This recording is a re-issue of a romantic chamber
music recording Lydia Mordkovitch made in 1989.
A Lydia Mordkovitch Tribute
Works: Max Bruch: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 3
Artists: Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Richard Hickox/
London SO (1 CD) CHA 10865 $11.99 On Sale
Max Bruch wrote nine concerted works for the
violin. Both concertos here were recorded in 1998
in Blackheath Halls in London.
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Artists: Lydia Mordkovitch,
violin; Neeme Jarvi/Scottish
Nat’l Orch.
CHA 10864 $11.99 On Sale
Her native Russia was
strongly represented
in Ms. Mordkovitch’s
repertoire, as exemplified
in her ‘mesmerizing and intense’ performances
of Shostakovich (The Telegraph), awarded the
Gramophone Award in 1990.
Harmonische Freude / Austral Harmony
Works: Works for Baroque Oboe, Trumpet and
Chamber Organ by Krebs, J.S. Bach, Homilius,
Gotthilf Tag, G.F. Kauffmann Artists: Austral
Harmony. (1 CD)
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Harmonische Freude features chamber music by
Johann Sebastian Bach and his extended circle,
played on authentic periodwww.hbdirect.com
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British Clarinet Quintets / Siegenthaler
Kalliwoda: Violin Concertinos & Overtures
Dux, continued
ECM
Penderecki: Concertante works
Wolfgang Rihm: Et Lux, for vocal ensemble
Works by: Samuel
Coleridge-Taylor; Sir Arthur
Somervell, & Richard
Walthew Artists: Stephan
Siegenthaler, clarinet;
Leipzig String Quartet (1 CD)
CPO 777905 $15.49 On Sale
Composers C. V. Stanford
and Hubert Parry tirelessly conveyed their enthusiasm for Brahms to their pupils, Samuel ColeridgeTaylor, Richard Walthew and Sir Arthur Somervell,
whose refined, complex and rhythmically spirited
quintets are heard on this new release.
Artists: Ariadne Daskalakis,
violin; Michael Alexander
Willens/Cologne Academy.
(1 CD) (CPO )
CPO 777692 $15.49 On Sale
The Bohemian composer
Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
(1801-66), was perhaps
the most important mediator between classicism
and romanticism, working as he did between
Beethoven’s, and Schumann and Mendelssohn’s
generation.
Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Clarinet Concerto;
Flute Concerto; Concerto
Grosso No. 1 Artists: Michel
Lethiec, clarinet; Lukasz Dlugosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello
Krzysztof Penderecki/Polish
Sinfonia Iuventus Orch. (1
CD) (Dux (Poland)
DUX 1186 $19.99
These works were written during a time when
Penderecki had synthesized experiences of
Romantic provenance.
Works: Wolfgang Rihm
(b.1952): Et Lux, for chorus
& string quartet. Artists:
Paul Van Nevel/Huelgas
Ensemble; Minguet Quartett
(1 CD) (ECM)
ECM B002313902 $18.98
Wolfang Rihm’s Et Lux is an
alluring and timeless work for vocal ensemble and
string quartet that powerfully emerges as if from
centuries ago.
Max Bruch: Music for violin & orchestra
Amati orrori - Lamenti & Cantatas
Penderecki: Violin & Viola Concertos
Works by: Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704):
Antonio Valente, Gregorio Strozzi, Andrea
Falconieri Artists: Hannah Marrison, soprano.
Echo du Danube. (1 SA Hybrid CD)
CPO 777834 $15.49 On Sale
Founded in 1999 Echo du Danube here offers a
multifaceted program of spirited and fresh music
from 16th-17th c. Neapolitan composers with
lavish instrumental resources including the salterio
and baroque percussion instruments.
Works: Thomas Campion (1567-1620); John
Paul Jones (b.1946); E.J. Moeran (1894-1950);
Sting (b.1951); Peter Warlock (1894-1930) et al..
Artists: John Potter, Anna Maria Friman, Ariel
Abramovich, Jacob Heringman (1 CD) (ECM)
ECM B002344502 $18.98
Alongside lute songs by Campion, Moeran and
Warlock are newly commissioned works from the
rock world: John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin
fame), Sting and Genesis-keyboardist Tony Banks.
Works: Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1; In Memoriam, adagio for violin & orchestra; Serenade,
for violin and orchestra, Op. 75 Artists: Hermann
Bäumer/NDR Radiophilharmonie. Antje Weithaas
(Vln). (1 CD)
CPO 777846 $15.49 On Sale
This new recording of Bruch’s complete violin and
orchestra oeuvre rouses these sleeping beauties.
The disc also includes the great Serenade, in
actuality Bruch’s fourth violin concerto, and the
gripping In Memoriam.
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 2 / Weinberger
Works: Max Reger: Choralphantasien; Choralvorspiele; Neun Stucke, Op. 129
Artists: Gerhard Weinberger, organ (2 SA Hybrid CD) (CPO )
2 CPO 777718 $29.99 On Sale
The new cpo edition featuring Gerhard Weinberger playing organ works of Max Reger on great organs
that survive from the composer’s time has reached its second volume. Reger’s chorale fantasias above
all occupy an important focus.
Doremi
Sviatoslav Richter Archives, Vol. 24
Works: J.S. Bach: Capriccio,
BWV 992; Fantasia, BWV
906; Sonata, BWV 963;
English Suite No. 3, BWV
808; French Suite No. 2,
BWV 813; Beethoven: Piano
Sonata in F, Op. 54 Artists:
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
(Recitals of 1948 & 1968) (1 CD) (Doremi)
DRM 8043 $17.49
On this new volume of the ‘Richter Archives’
series, most items are on CD for the first time.
Brahms, Mozart: Clarinet Quintets / McCartney
Artists: Stanley McCartney, Orford Quartet. (1
CD) (Doremi)
DRM 6612 $17.49
Stanley McCartney’s long career includes serving
as principal clarinet of the Toronto Symphony.
Martha Argerich & Ruggiero Ricci in Recital
Works: Beethoven: Violin Sonata Op. 12/3; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata, Op. 115; Bartok: Sonatina;
Sonata for solo violin; Sarasate: Introduction and
Tarantella, Op. 43; Ravel: Piano Concerto (Live,
Leningrad 1961 & Baden-Baden 1960) Artists:
Martha Argerich, piano; Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Ernest Bour/SW German RSO. DRM 8040 $17.49
These recordings are from 1960 and 1961, when
the great Martha Argerich was still in her teens.
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Schubert: The Unauthorised Piano Duos, Vol. 3
Works: Schubert: String
Quartet “Death and the
Maiden”; Symphony no
8 “Unfinished” Artists:
Goldstone & Clemmow
Piano Duo. (1 CD) (Divine
Art)
DVT 25125 $18.99
Schubert’s ‘Death and the
Maiden’ Quartet was arranged by Robert Franz,
the great lieder composer. A quite unique album!
Schumann: 3 Piano Sonatas, Opp. 11, 14 & 22
Artists: Beatrice Berrut, piano (1 CD) (Doron)
DRC 3068 $13.99
Swiss pianist Beatrice Berrut performs the three
piano sonatas of Robert Schumann.
Michael Ponti in Rubinstein, Thalberg & Alkan
Works: Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 4; Alkan:
Chamber Concerto no 2; Thalberg: Piano
Concerto, Op. 5 Artists: Michael Ponti, piano;
Othmar Maga/Philharmonia Hungarica (rec. 1968,
‘73 & ‘79) (1 CD) (Doron)
DRC 4026 $13.99
These recordings were riginally issued by Vox.
Orchestral music of Sebastian Krajewski
Works: Sebastian Krajewski (b.1975): Concerti
grossi; Oboe Concerto; 7 Fragmente aus Michael
Ende Artists: Marek Roszkowski, oboe; Katarzyna
Drogosz, hpsi; Agnieszka Duczmal/Polish Radio
Orch. (1 CD) (Dux (Poland)
DUX 1124 $19.99
Krajewski’s music is inspired by Baroque models.
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Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Violin Concerto
No. 1; Viola Concerto Artists: Konstonly Andrzej
Kulko, violin; Robert Kabara, viola. Krzysztof
Penderecki/Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orch. (1 CD)
(Dux (Poland)
DUX 1185 $19.99
The Violin Concerto manifests a decisive turning
away from the achievements of the avant-garde in
favor of a Neo-Romantic means of expression.
Marcin Stanczyk (b.1977): Chamber Music
Artists: Przemyslaw Bainski, tenor; Sylwia
Michalik, piano; Mikolaj Palosz, cello; Robert
Stefanski, clarinet et al. Tom de Cock/Ensemble
Nikel. (1 CD) (Dux (Poland)
DUX 757 $19.99
Marcin Stanczyk is one of Poland’s most original
young composers.
‘Amores Pasados’ - A Lute Song Collection
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / New Trinity Baroque
Piano music of Friedrich Kalkbrenner
Works: Pergolesi: Stabat
Mater, for soprano, strings
& basso continuo (1736)
Artists: Evelyn Tubb,
soprano; Terry Barber,
countertenor; Predrag
Gosta/New Trinity Baroque.
(1 CD) (Edition Lilac)
EDLC 151108 $16.99
“Their blended voices [Tubb & Barber], with the infectious enthusiasm of the New Trinity musicians,
make for a sublime mix.” -Atlanta Journal
‘Mozart After Mozart’
❦Trio Sonatas & Chaconnas / New Trinity Baroque
Fernando Sor: Studies in the Form of Suites
Journey - music for plucked instruments
Works: Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1785-1849): 3
Piano Sonatas, Op. 4 Artists: Luigi Gerosa, piano
(1 CD) (Dynamic)
DYN 7707 $19.99
The 3 Sonatas Op. 4 (1809) clearly show
Beethoven’s influence, mostly in terms of language
and expressivity, but also technical difficulty.
Works: Hummel arrangements of KV 456 & 466
fortepiano concertos Artists: Leonardo Miucci,
fortepiano; Martin Skamletz, flute; Johannes
Grebauer, violin; Bruno Gosalvez, cello (1 CD)
(Dynamic)
DYN 7723 $19.99
Hummel produced numerous Mozart transcriptions
(approx. 50), scored principally for flute, violin,
cello and fortepiano.
Works: Dario Castello, Tarquinio Merula, Biagio
Marini, Dario Castello, Purcell, Pachelbel, Corelli
Artists: Predrag Gosta/New Trinity Baroque. (1
CD) (Edition Lilac)
EDLC 030103 $16.99
New Trinity Baroque is recognized worldwide as
one of America’s leading early music ensembles.
Their new CD, Trio Sonatas & Chaconna is “...
gripping, thoughtful, fearless... “ (CAG, New York)
Works: Fernando Sor (1778-1839): Etudes for
guitar, Op. 6/8; Suites, Opp. 29, 31, 35, 44 & 60
Artists: Paolo Cherici, guitar (Dynamic)
DYN 7722 $19.99
In order to recreate the original timbre of these
pieces, the guitar used for this recording is an
original 1817 Rovetta Brothers instrument.
Works by: Kapsberger, Piccinini, Robert de Visée,
Silvius Leopold Weiss, Giovanni Zamboni Artists:
Darko Karajic (guitar, lute, theorbo). (1 CD)
(Edition Lilac)
EDLC 150310 $16.99
‘Journey’ is the exploration of music for plucked
instruments, lute, baroque guitar and theorbo.
En Hommage Joachim Mendelson
Works: Boris Tishchenko (1939-2010): Sonatas
nos 1 & 2; Rondo Op. 2; Capriccio, Op. 31;
Fantasie Op. 118 et al. Artists: Gabriel Tchalik,
violin; Dania Tchalik, piano (1 CD) (Evidence
Music)
EVI 013 $21.49
Violinist Gabriel Tchalik transports us to midtwentieth century Russia with the world premiere
recording of Boris Tishchenko’s complete works
for violin.
Works: Joachim Mendelson (1897-1943): Symphony No. 2; Chamber Symphony; Oboe Quintet;
Violin Sonata Artists: Tatjana Blome; Claudio Corbach; Ignacy Miecznikowski. Jurgen Bruns/Polish
RSO. (1 CD) (EDA Records)
EDA 40 $24.99
Only five of Joachim Mendelson’s compositions
have survived. Four of these works from the late
1930s are recorded here for the first time.
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Boris Tishchenko - music for violin & piano
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Evidence Music, continued
Brahms & Schumann: Works for Cello & Piano
Works: Brahms: Sonatas for
Cello and Piano nos 1 & 2;
Schumann: Phantasiestücke,
Op. 73 Artists: Tanguy De
Williencourt (Pno); Bruno
Philippe (Clo). (1 CD)
EVI 012 $21.49
Throughout this program,
the piano carries on a dialogue with the full, warm
sound of the cello in a fascinating polyphony.
Cynthia’s Revels: Elizabethan Music for Recorders
Works by: Byrd, Dowland, Holborne, Ferrabosco II,
Morley, Bevin & Aston Artists: The Flautadors Recorder Quartet. (1 CD) (First Hand) FHR 36 $20.49
This album gives a fascinating glimpse into courtly
life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
String Orchestra Gems / Dvorak Chamber Orch.
Works: Suk: Serenade, Op. 6; Meditatioin on ‘St.
Wenceslas’; Tchaikovsky: Elegie in G major; Serenade in C Artists: Kypros Markou/Dvorak CO. (1
CD) (Fleur De Son) FDS 58025 $16.99 On Sale
Nicolas Gombert (1495-1560): Motets
Artists: Beauty Farm, vocal ensemble (2 CD)
(Fra Bernardo)
2 FRAB 1504211 $24.99
The motets on this recording, for 4 - 6 voices, offer
fine representations of Gombert’s musical style.
20th century works for brass / 10 for Brass
Works by: Herbert Baumann
(1925 - ); Derek Bourgeois
(1941 - ); Jan Koetsier
(1911-2006); Michael Nyman
(1944 - ); Steven Verhelst
Artists: 10 for Brass. (1 CD)
(Genuin)
GUIN 15365 $18.99
CDs of original works for brass are rare, which
makes this program of original works, played at
world-class level, a treasure trove for brass fans.
Weinberg & Prokofiev for Clarinet & Piano
Works: Weinberg: Clarinet Sonata Op. 28 (1945);
Prokofiev: Clarinet Sonata No. 2 (arr. violin sonata); Overture on Hebrew Themes for clarinet, string
quartet & piano Artists: Annelien Van Wauwe,
clarinet; Lucas Blondeel, piano (1 CD) (Genuin)
GUIN 15372 $18.99
Annelien Van Wauwe was winner at the 2012 ARD
Music Competition.
From a Tender Age - Piano trios
Works by: Boulanger, Ireland, Shostakovich,
Mahler, Rachmaninov Artists: Monte Piano Trio.
(1 CD) (Genuin)
GUIN 15369 $18.99
Monte Piano Trio have ranked among the best in
the world for the past decade.
Pianist Frank Dupree in Beethoven, Berg & Berio
Works: Beethoven: Sonata Op. 2/1 & Op. 111;
Berg: Sonata Op. 1; Berio: Wasserklavier Artists:
Frank Dupree, piano (1 CD) (Genuin)
GUIN 15368 $18.99
Genuin’s ‘Edition Primavera’ consists of numerous
commendable CDs, produced by GENUIN in collaboration with the German Music Competition.
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The Outcry: Modern works for violin & piano
Works: Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1;
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata Op. 134 Artists: Igor
Malinovsky, violin; Itamar Golan, piano (1 CD)
(Genuin)
GUIN 15547 $18.99
A raw CD, a sound with rough edges, veribly two of
the wildest violin sonatas of the twentieth century!
Glossa
Violin Music in 18th Century Italy
Works by: Canavasso,
Chiabrano, Giardini, Pugnani, Somis Artists: Enrico
Gatti, violin; Antonio Mosca,
cello; Giorgio Tabacco, hpsi
(1 CD) GLS C80018 $14.99
Some of the loveliest of 18th
c. pieces for the violin composed for the Court of Savoy in Turin, a fascinating
and seldom-visited world.
Francesco Gasparini: ‘Mirena e Floro’
Works: Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727): ‘Mirena
e Floro’ - comic intermezzi for voices & ensemble
Artists: Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano; Lucia Sciannimanico, contralto; Marco Orestano Cristarella,
baritone. Carlo Ipata/Auser Musici. (1 CD) (Glossa)
GLS C80016 $14.99
Following in the slipstream of the recent opera recording ‘Il Bajazet’ by Francesco Gasparini, Glossa
brings back this intermezzi from the same composer.
Barsanti: Sonatas for recorder & basso continuo
Works: Francesco Barsanti (1690-1772): Sonatas
(6) for recorder & basso continuo, Op. 1 Artists:
Christoph Ehrsam, recorder; Eunice Brandao, viola
da gamba; Attilio Cremonesi, harpsichord (1 CD)
(Glossa)
GLS C80020 $14.99
Francesco Barsanti’s first published opus, Sonate
a flauto solo con basso, form the contents of this
Glossa release, originally recorded in 1993.
Krommer: Chamber works with clarinet
Works: Krommer: Trios for 2 clarinets & viola;
Partita in C minor; ‘Pleyel’ Variations for 3 clarinets;
Wind sextets Artists: Eric Hoeprich, Carles Riera &
Toni Salar-Verdú, clarinets; Javier Zafra, bassoons;
Teunis van der Zwart & Erwin Wieringa, horns.
Nachtmusique. (Glossa)
GLS C80604 $14.99
Nachtmusique draws its members from the wind
section of the Orchestra of the 18th Century - the
leading specialists today in Harmoniemusik.
Brass & Organ - The Philadelphia Brass
Works by: Campra; Dupré; Gigout; Handel; KargElert; Lockwood; Pinkham; R. Strauss; Widor
Artists: Philadelphia Brass. Joan Lippincott
(Organ); evin Rosenberry (Tpt). (1 CD) (Gothic
Records)
GTHC 49072 $18.99
Recorded at Princeton University Chapel, on the
135-rank Mander organ with Philadelphia Brass--a spectacular sound!
Choral music of William Hawley / Choral Arts
Artists: Robert Bode/Choral Arts. (1 CD) (Gothic
Records)
GTHC 49281 $18.99
William Hawley’s choral music style has helped
establish compositional trends since adopted by
Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, and the like.
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Guild
Stokowski conducts the New York Philharmonic
Works: Britten: Piano Concerto; Enescu: Romanian
Rhapsody No. 1; Borodin:
Dances of the Polovetzki
Maidens; Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral; Bauer: Sun
Splendor Artists: Jacques
Abram, piano. Leopold Stokowski/Philharmonic SO of New York. (1 CD) (Gui
ld)
GUI 2419 $12.99 On Sale
Three very well known orchestral pieces open the
program followed by the world premiere performance of ‘Sun Splendor’ by American composer
Marion Bauer, and an exceptional account of Britten’s Piano Concerto.
The Golden Age of Light Music: New Town
Works: Production Music of the 1950s by Jack
Beaver; Dennis Berry; Bruce Campbell; Frederic
Curzon; Trevor Duncan; Kenneth Essex; Robert
Farnon; Ronald Hanmer; Reginald King; Sidney
Torch et al. (1 CD) (Guild)
GUI 5224 $15.99 On Sale
Golden Age of Light Music: A Light Music
Smörgasbord
Works: Light music by Scandinavian composers:
Mortensen, Gade, Wiren, Lumbye, Ericson,
Nielsen, Halvorsen, Alfven et al. Artists: Stig
Westerberg; Teddy Petersen; Mantovani; Arthur
Fiedler; et al.
GUI 5221 $15.99 On Sale
Now part of the popular hmGold series, these
classic recordings from the harmonia mundi
archives are available again at mid-price.
Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass; Cantata
Artists: Carolyn Sampson,
soprano; Susan Parry, mz.
Daniel Reuss/MusikFabrik;
RIAS Kammerchor. (1 CD)
HAR 501913 $14.99
Les Noces is rich with the
flavors and rhythms of the
composer’s Russian folk
heritage - a tribute to Stravinsky at his finest.
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Artists: René Jacobs/
Netherlands Chamber Choir;
Concerto Vocale. (2 CD)
(Harmonia Mundi)
2 HAR 501566 $17.99
Monteverdi’s Vespro della
Beata Vergine was the most
ambitious work of religious
music before Bach. The work features soloists,
chorus and orchestra and has both liturgical and
extra-liturgical elements.
F.J. Haydn: Piano Trios nos 32 - 37
Golden Age of Light Music: Motorway
Artists: Patrick Cohen
(piano), Erich Höbarth
(violin), Christophe Coin
(cello) (2 CD)
2 HAR 508298 $17.99
Haydn’s Piano Trios reflect
the growing importance
accorded to the keyboard
at the end of the 18th century and display an
astonishing modernity that presages the music of
Beethoven and Schubert.
L’Arte della trombetta
Altbachisches Archiv - Les Archives de J.S. Bach
Works: Production music of the 1960s by Farnon,
Stott, Mersey, Alwyn, Linden, Laren, Braden,
Fenoulhet et al. Artists: Robert Farnon/Queen’s
Hall Light Orch. (1 CD) (Guild)
GUI 5226 $15.99 On Sale
Works: Baroque and Classical Music from Austria for
Trumpet Consort. Works by
Biber, Donninger, Starzer,
Fixlmillner, Mozart, Weber
Artists: Schwanthaler Trumpet Consort (1 CD) (Gramola)
GRAM 99079 $18.99
Besides trumpets, also timpani, percussion, clarinets, trombones and posthorns are involved here
using replicas of historic instruments paired with
historically informed performance practices.
Grieg: Piano Concerto & Fragments; Helge Evju
Works: Helge Evju: Piano Concerto in B minor (on
fragments by E. Grieg); Grieg: 6 Poems, Op. 25; 6
Songs, Op. 48; Piano Concerto in A minor; Piano
Concerto in B minor (incomplete) Artists: Kerry
Stratton/Prague RSO. Carl Petersson (Pno). (1
CD) (Grand Piano)
GRPO 689 $16.99
Norwegian composer Helge Evju’s Piano Concerto
takes up the challenge to compose a work based
on incomplete concerto fragments by Grieg,
creating a romantic and beautiful companion
concerto to the much-loved A minor concerto, full
of ‘noble passion’.
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Artists: Konrad Junghänel/Cantus Cölln; Concerto
Palatino,. (2 CD)
2 HAR 501783 $17.99
This set presents the musical testament of the
ancestors of J.S. Bach. If Bach had not lovingly
preserved the works of his forefathers, we would
know almost nothing about them. This mid-priced
reissue contains the complete collection.
Carmina Burana: Le Mystère de la Passion
Works: Anonymous,
Carmina Burana: Ludus de
Passione (Passion Play), CB
Supplementum 16. Artists:
Marcel Pérès/Ensemble
Organum. (2 CD)
2 HAR 501323 $17.99
A masterpiece of the Medieval period, Carmina Burana is heard here in a
standard-setting performance.
Orchestral music of Alberto Ginastera
Works: Alberto Ginastera: Estancia; Variaciones
concertantes; Harp Concerto Artists: Magdalena
Barrera, harp; Josep Pons/Orquesta Ciudad de
Granada. (1 CD)
HAR 501808 $14.99
The fascinating collection of works on this disc,
including his most famous work, Estancia,
exemplify the drive and passion that are hallmarks
of the Argentinean composer’s music.
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Hanssler Classic
Sacred Choral Works by Anton Bruckner
Works: Bruckner: Mass no
2, for chorus & winds in E
minor; Psalm 150; Te Deum
in C major Artists: Helmuth
Rilling/Bach-Collegium
Stuttgart; Gächinger Kantorei
Stuttgart. Christian Elsner;
Pamela Coburn; Franz-Josef
Selig (1 CD)
HAN 98054 $18.99
The Mass in E minor, originally from 1866, is heard
here in the revised version for choir & brass of 1882.
Vaughan Williams: Pastoral Symphony, et al.
Works: Vaughan: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas
Tallis; Symphony no 3 “Pastoral”; The Wasps;
Variants (5) of ‘Dives and Lazarus’ Artists: Mark
Elder/Hallé Orch. Sarah Fox, soprano (1 CD)
(Halle Records)
HALE 7540 $16.49
A showcase for the vivid orchestral colors of
Vaughan Williams’ writing, presented here to the
height of effect by the acclaimed Hallé Orchestra.
Three by Three - works for flute, viola & harp
Works: David Evan Thomas:
In the blue glen; Don Davis:
No Exit; Bruce Broughton:
There is Always Something
to Do Artists: Debussy Trio.
(1 CD) (Klavier)
KLA 11206 $15.49 On Sale
Bringing a refreshing and exciting change of pace, The Debussy Trio presents
a program of unique 20th-21st c. repertoire
Daniel Jones & Béla Bartók: Bagatelles
Artists: Llyr Williams, piano (1 CD) (Launch
Music)
LAUC TY40788 $19.99
Pianist Llyr Williams presents the world premiere
recording of Daniel Jones’ piano Bagatelles.
Jerry Bock: Fiddler on the Roof [2015 New
London Cast Recording]
Works:Jerry Bock (1928-2010): Fiddler on the Roof,
musical. Artists: Jae Alexander, Victor McGuire,
Vincent Pirillo, Juliet Alderdice, Natasha Broomfield
(1 CD) (Launch)
LAUC MA60007 $17.49
Mozart: Bassoon and Clarinet Concertos
Artists: Karl-Heinz Steffens/
WDR SO Cologne; Thorsten
Johanns (Clnt); Ole Kristian
Dahl (Bssn). (1 CD) (LAWO
Classics)
LAWO 1060 $18.99
On this CD we hear the WDR
Symphony’s own soloists
playing Mozart’s first and last wind concertos.
‘Folies!’ - Concertos for recorder
Works by: Corelli, Telemann, Marcello, Vivaldi,
Sammartini, Purcell, J.S. Bach, Couperin &
Hullet Artists: Jean-Marc Andrieu, recorder/’Les
Passions’ Baroque Orch. of Montauban (1 CD)
(Ligia Digital)
LIGA 0301284 $21.49
The origin of the simple tune ‘La Folia’ (literally
‘madness’ or ‘folly’), which these pieces are based
on, date back to the 16th century.
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Charpentier: Cantica Nativitatis 1676
Artists: Olivier Vernat/Ensemble In Ore Mel. (1
CD) (Ligia Digital)
LIGA 0104276 $13.99
A selection of Christmas and Advent themed
French Baroque works headlined by Marc-Antoine
Charpentier’s 1676 Cantica Nativitatis.
Michel Corrette (1707-95): Organ Concertos Op.26
Artists: Olivier Vernet, organ; Philippe Foulon/
Lachrimae Consort (1 CD) (Ligia Digital)
LIGA 0104275 $13.99
Michel Corrette’s sparkling and idiomatic organ
concertos combine French tradition with a distinctly Italian flavor.
Linn Records
Arrangements of music from Mahler to
Zemlinsky / Trevor Pinnock
Works: Mahler: Songs of a
Wayfarer (arr. Schoenberg);
Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque,
Op. 42; Zemlinsky: Songs
(6), Op. 13; Wagner:
Siegfried Idyll Artists: Trevor
Pinnock/Royal Academy
of Music Soloists Ensemble. Katie Bray; Gareth
Brynmor John (1 SA Hybrid CD) LINN 481 $22.99
Trevor Pinnock conducts the Royal Academy of
Music Soloists Ensemble in revealing chamber
arrangements from Mahler to Zemlinksy.
Mackerras conducts Kodály & Bartók
Works: Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galanta; Béla
Bartók: Music for strings, percussion and celeste;
Divertimento Sz. 113 Artists: Charles Mackerras/
Scottish CO. (1 CD) (Linn)
LINN 234 $19.99
Intensely expressive and colourful, these 20th
century masterpieces feature the folk-dance
rhythms these composers favoured.
Rimsky-Korsakov arranged for two pianos
Works: Rimsky-Korsakov: Music from Sadko,
Scheherazade & Capriccio Espagnol for Piano
Duo Artists: Artur Pizarro & Vita Panomariovaite,
pianos (1 CD) (Linn Records)
LINN 293 $19.99
A beautifully performed album of rarely recorded
Rimsky Korsakov arrangements for piano duo.
❦Orch. of the Age of Enlightenment plays Vivaldi
Artists: Orch. of the Age of Enlightenment. (1 CD)
(Linn Records)
LINN 151 $19.99
This recording, originally released in 2000, was
named a ‘Choice’ recording by Gramophone and
awarded 10/10 by ClassicsToday.com.
J.S. Bach: Violin Sonatas / Lucy Russell
Works: J.S. Bach: Sonatas for violin & harpsichord
BWV.1014-1019 Artists: John Butt (Hpsi); Lucy
Russell (Vln). (2 CD) (Linn)
2 LINN 433 $22.99
Prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt and
distinguished violinist Lucy Russell deliver a
personal and historically informed performances.
❦A Scandinavian Christmas / David Dahl
Works by: Berith Ballard, Gottfried Berg,
Buxtehude, David Dahl, Gade, Grieg, Hovland,
Kverno, Odegaard, Roman, Sandström Artists:
Richard Sparks/Choral Arts Northwest (1 CD) (Loft
Recordings)
LFT 1017 $18.99
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Symphonies of British composer Malcolm Lipkin
Works: Malcolm Lipkin
(b.1932): Symphony no 1
(“Sinfonia di Roma”); Symphony no 2 (“The Pursuit”);
Symphony no 3 (“Sun”) Artists: artists Adrian Leaper/
BBC PO; Lionel Friend/
BBC Scottish SO; Edward
Downes/BBC PO. (1 CD)
LYTA 349 $16.49
Early influences such as Bartok and Stravinsky were
gradually assimilated as Lipkin’s scores moved from
long, lyrical lines and motor-rhythms to tiny motifs
and rhythmic cells in a more dissonant style.
Geoffrey Bush: Music for chamber orchestra
Works: Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998): Concerto
for light orchestra; Natus est Immanuel; Matthew
Locke, suite; Sinfonietta Concertante; Two Miniatures et al. Artists: Raphael Wallfisch, cello. Nicholas Ward/Northern CO. (1 CD) LYTA 341 $16.49
This CD for Lyrita includes the first-ever recording
of Geoffrey Bush’s Sinfonietta Concertante for
Cello, with Raphael Wallfisch performing.
Sir Arthur Bliss: orchestral & choral works
Works: Sir Arthur Bliss: The
Beatitudes (1961); Madam
Noy A Witchery Song (1918);
The Enchantress Artists:
Pamela Bowden, Jennifer
Vyvyan, Heather Harper,
Gerald English. Rudolf
Schwarz/BBC SO; Arthur
Bliss/BBC SO & Chorus (1 CD) LYTA 1115 $10.99
Bliss’ ‘Madam Noy’ and ‘Rout’ were exploratory
essays in sonority and texture that can be said
to have paved the way for his first large-scale
orchestral work, the Colour Symphony.
Mátyás Seiber (1905-60): The Joyce Settings
Artists: Peter Pears, narrator; Alexander Young,
tenor; Mátyás Seiber/Dorian Singers; London PO;
Melos Ensemble (1 CD) (Lyrita) LYTA 348 $16.49
Matyas Seiber’s body of work is distinguished by
a natural versatility, and by the wide range and
eclecticism of his musical interests.
❦Darius Milhaud - ‘Tristesses’ Mélodies
Works: Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974): Catalogue
de fleurs (7); Les soirées de Pétrograd, Op. 55;
Tristesses (24) Op. 355 Artists: Jean-Francois
Gardeil (Bar); Irene Kudela (Pno). (1 CD)
(Maguelone) MAGU 111116 $16.99
“This installment in the ‘Melodiste Francais’ series
presents three sets of songs... Gardeil sings
perfectly well. Kudela’s performance is fine.” -ARG
Contemporaries of the Strauss Family, Vol. 2:
Works: Marches & Waltzes of Ivanovici, Lincke,
Zeller, Fucík et al. Artists: John Georgiadis/Czech
CO Pardubiceá. (1 CD) (Marco Polo)
MCPO 8225366 $15.49 On Sale
Research by The Johann Strauss Society of Great
Britain has uncovered many rare pieces by central
European light music composers of the 19th and
early 20th centuries. Volume 1 is MCPO 8225365.
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‘Power of Life’ - Metzler organ of Poblet
Monastery, Spain
Works by: Dupré, Marius
Monnikendam (1896-1977),
Mozart, Vincenzo Petrali
(1830-1889), Saint-Saëns,
George Shearing, HansAndre Stamm (1958 - ), VillaLobos; Josef Franz Wagner
(1856-1908); William Walton; Peter Warlock et al.
Artists: Christopher Herrick (Organ). (1 CD)
HYP 68129 $19.99
Christopher Herrick makes no quasi-intellectual
claims for this album: its intention is to entertain.
Power of Life contains twelve tracks of (largely)
ridiculous organ fare.
Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin / Ibragimova
Works: Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931): Sonatas
for violin solo, Op. 27 nos 1 - 6 Artists: Alina
Ibragimova (Vln) (1 CD)
HYP 67993 $19.99
Each of these six Sonatas is dedicated to
and customized around the playing style of a
contemporary violinist, and as such they present
formidable challenges.
Garrick Ohlsson plays Modern era Études
Works: Béla Bartók: Études
(3), Op. 18; Debussy: Études
(12), L143; Prokofiev: Etudes
(4) for piano, Op. 2. Artists:
Garrick Ohlsson (Pno). (1
CD)
HYP 68080 $19.99
Garrick Ohlsson has an unbeaten reputation as the master of the miniature. In this new recital he presents
three sets of Études by 20th century composers.
Arnold Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder [2 CD]
Artists: Barbara Haveman, Brandon Jovanovich,
Thomas Bauer, Gerhard Siegel. Markus Stenz/
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln. 2 HYP 68081 $40.49
Devastating brass combines with mellifluous winds
in this performance of Schoenberg’s late Romantic
masterpiece, rendered with style and aplomb.
Orlando de Lassus: Missa super Dixit Joseph
Works: Orlande de Lassus)
(1532-1594): Confitemini
Domino, motets; Dixit Joseph
undecim fratribus suls, Missa
super Dixit Joseph Artists:
Cinquecento Renaissance
Vocal Ensemble. Bernd Oliver Frohlich. (1 CD)
HYP 68064 $19.99
The Missa super Dixit Joseph combines the composer’s characteristic flair for vibrant text-setting
with the nascent polychoral style of which he
would become an early master.
‘American Polyphony’ / Polyphony, Layton
Works: Randall Thompson: Alleluia; Bernstein:
Missa brevis; Barber: Angnus Dei; Copland: Four
Motets et al. Artists: Stephen Layton/Polyphony
(1 CD)
HYP 67929 $19.99
Polyphony and Stephen Layton present highlights
from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century
American giants.
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Melodiya
Meridian
NMC Classics
Ondine
Works: Schubert: ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata, D.821;
Chopin: Introduction and
Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3;
Cello Sonata, Op. 65 Artists: Einar Steen-Nokleberg
(Pno); Alexander Zagorinsky
(Clo). (1 CD) (Melodiya)
MELY 1002356 $18.99
Masterpieces of romantic era chamber music performed by cellist Alexander Zagorinsky, prize-winner
of the 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Works by: Ian Stephens,
David Lumsdaine, Paul
Stanhope, Philip Glass,
Philip Stopford & Per
Norgard Artists: Kenji
Fenton, saxophone. Sam
Laughton/Elysian Singers. (1
CD)
MER 84627 $17.49
“A fascinating program ... full of unexpected
modulations and intensity ... to which Laughton
and the Elysian Singers do justice.” -Gramophone
Works: Aulis Sallinen (b.1935): Chamber Music I;
Chamber Music II, for alto flute & string orchestra;
Chamber Music III, for cello & string orchestra;
Chamber Music IV, for piano & strings; Chamber
Music V, for accordion & strings; Chamber Music
VI for string quartet & string orchestra Artists: Ville
Matvejeff/Jyvaskayla Sinfonia & Wind Quintet (2
CD) (Ondine)
2 OND 1256 $24.99
Written between 1975 and 2009, Chamber Music
I-VIII are fascinating, passionate and memorably
melodic character pieces, containing dance-like as
well as humorous elements.
Alfred Schnittke: Symphony No. 1
Hilarion Alfeyev: St Matthew Passion (2010)
Works: Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Gaspard de la
Nuit; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Trois
Poemes for Piano Artists: Carlo Grante, piano (1
CD) (Music & Arts)
M&A 1289 $15.49 On Sale
These pieces create an intense atmosphere and
the mood each one sets evokes the exact images
that each title suggests.
Works: Harrison Birtwistle
(b.1934): Angel Fighter,
cantata for countertenor,
tenor & chamber chorus; In
Broken Images; Virelai (Sus
une fontayne) Artists: David
Atherton/London Sinfonietta;
BBC Singers. Andrew Watts,
countertenor; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor; (1 CD)
(NMC Classics)
NMC 211 $18.99
In the cantata ‘Angel Fighter’, high tension, twists
of pulse, sharp accents and jeering chants from
the chorus infuse this story of the struggle between
man and divine from the Book of Genesis.
James Horner (b.1953): Pas de Deux
Works: Wolfgang: Clarinet Quintet, K 581; Trio
for Clarinet, Viola and Piano “Kegelstatt” Artists:
Skálholt String Quartetá. Jaap Schroder (Vla);
Penelope Crawford (FtePno); Owen Watkins
(Basset Clarinet). (1 CD)
MUSA 0412 $14.99
Mozart’s late fascination with the clarinet came
about, at least in part, by his interaction with one of
the great virtuosi of the day, Anton Stadler, for whom
both of the works on this CD were composed.
Schubert & Chopin works for cello & piano
Artists: Gennady Rozhdestvensky/The USSR
Ministry of Culture State SO. (1 CD) (Melodiya)
MELY 1002321 $18.99
Alfred Schnittke composed his Symphony No. 1
betweeen 1969 and 1972.
Works: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev (b.1966):
St Matthew Passion Artists: Viktor Shilovsky,
baritone; Naira Asatrian, soprano; Olessya
Petrova, mz; Maxim Paster, tenor; Dmitri
Beloselsky, bass. Vladimir Fedoseyev/Tchaikovsky
SO. (2 CD) (Melodiya) 2 MELY 1002366 $29.99
Firma Melodiya presents a recording of St Matthew
Passion (2006), one of the most popular works of
Russian academic music of the 21st century.
Works: James Horner (19532015): Pas de Deux, concerto
for violin, cello & orchestra; Arvo Pärt: Fratres, for
violin, strings & percussion;
Giovanni Sollima (1962 - ):
Violoncelles, Vibrez!, ballad
for 2 cellos & strings. Artists:
Clark Rundell/Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO.
Mari Samuelsen (Vln); Hakon Samuelsen (Clo). (1
CD) (Mercury)
MERC B002324302 $18.98
Pas de Deux is the first classical work from
Academy Award-winning composer James Horner,
composer of the film scores for Titanic and Avatar.
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos nos. 1-6
Artists: Konrad Hünteler/Camerata of the 18th
Century. (2 CD) (MD&G) 2 MDG 3110746 $31.99
The Camerata of the 18th Century employs
certified historical instruments only.
❦Transcriptions for Strings
Works: Mussorgsky: Pictures; Rachmaninov:
Prelude; Brahms: Clarinet Sonata no 1 Artists:
Anna Hashimoto, clarinet. Jacques Cohen/Isis
Ensemble. (1 CD) (Meridian) MER 84632 $17.49
“... a virtuoso piece of work, full of invention and
ingenuity.” -The Strad on this version for string orchestra of Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’
Gabriel Fauré: Complete works for Piano Vol. 3
Works: Barcarolles Nos.4-6, Nocturnes Nos.6-7,
Pièces brèves Op.84 and Thème & Variations
Op.73. Artists: Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano (1
CD) (Mirare)
MRR 275 $23.99
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❦Timepieces - Modern Choral Works
Pianist Carlo Grante plays Maurice Ravel
Mozart: Chamber works with Clarinet
Belle Époque - Early 20th century French
works for harp & orchestra
Works by: Saint-Saëns, Henriette Renié, Dubois
and Pierné Artists: Emmanuel Ceysson, harp;
Samuel Jean/Orchestre Régional Avignon
Provence. (1 CD) (Naïve)
NAI 5419 $16.99
Emmanuel Ceysson sweeps away all the clichés
associated with his instrument, producing an
exhilarating collection of performances.
Nimbus
Bach: The Violin Sonatas & Partitas on guitar
Works: J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partita for Violin solo
nos. 1 - 3, BWV.1001-1005 Artists: Eliot Fisk (Gtr)
(2 CD) (Nimbus)
2 NIM 2581 $16.49
Guitarist Eliot Fisk performs his own transciptions
of Bach’s Violin Sonatas & Partitas.
Romantic Piano Trios / Shaham, Erez, Wallfisch
Works: Rachmaninoff: Elegiac Trio; Arensky:
Piano Trio No. 1; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.
2; Mussorgsky: Une Larme Artists: Trio Shaham
Erez Wallfisch (1 CD) (Nimbus) NIM 5917 $16.49
Each of the previous releases by this superb piano
trio has been met with unbridled critical acclaim.
Hungarian Cello Concertos / Raphael Wallfisch
Works: Bartók: Viola Concerto Sz.120; Antal
Doráti: Viola Concerto, Sz 120; Cello Concerto;
Mátyás Seiber (1905-60): Pieces (3) for cello &
orchestra. Artists: Gabor Takacs-Nagy/BBC Nat’l
Orch. of Wales. Raphael Wallfisch (Clo). (1 CD)
(Nimbus)
NIM 5919 $16.49
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Birtwistle: Three works with chamber orchestra
❦Hugh Wood (b. 1932): ‘Wild Cyclamen’, songs
Artists: Claire McCaldin, mzz.. James Gilchrist,
ten., Roderick Williams, bar., Ian Burnside & Simon
Lepper, piano (1 CD) (NMC)
NMC 201 $18.99
“Wood is nothing if not a craftsman, and his vocal
lines are always skilful amplifications of the text.”
-BBC Music
Schönberg: Pelleas; Violin Concerto / Stenz
Works: Schoenberg:
Concerto for Violin, Op. 36;
Pelleas und Melisande, Op.
5. Artists: Markus Stenz/
Gürzenich Orch. Cologne.
Kolja Blacher (Vln). (1 CD)
(Oehms)
OEH 445 $16.99
This new recording from
Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne is devoted to the music of Schoenberg.
Handel for Organ & Orchestra
Works: Handel: Organ Concerto in C; Arrival
of the Queen of Sheba; Royal Fireworks Music;
Suites (3) from Saul Artists: Hansjörg Albrecht/
Munich Bach Orch. Martin Schmeding (Organ) (1
CD) (Oehms)
OEH 1821 $19.99
The new Oehms Classics CD contains two of
Handel’s best-known works, transcribed for organ.
‘Wild Bird’ - Music for Violin & Harp
Works by: Bernard Andres, Violeta Dinescu
(1953-), Jacques Ibert, Choi Young Ja, Viktoria
Kaunzner, Jules Massenet, Saint-Saëns et al. Artists: Anna Viechtl, violin; Viktoria Kaunzer, harp.
Duo 47-4. (1 CD) (Oehms)
OEH 1825 $19.99
The debut CD ‘Wild Bird’ by the Duo 47/4,
presents a series of picturesque, contrasting 20th
and 21st century works.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / Simone Young
Artists: Simone Young/Philharmoniker Hamburg.
(1 SA Hybrid CD) (Oehms)
OEH 693 $19.99
Simone Young has been Artistic Director of the
Hamburg State Opera and Chief Music Director of
the Hamburg Philharmonic since August 2005.
J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
Artists: Midori, violin (2 CD) (Onyx Classics)
2 NYX 4123 $31.49
Midori returns to these challenging works giving us
readings that reach a new plateau of performance
and insight.
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Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music I-VIII
The Prokofiev cycle, Vol. 3 / Bournemouth SO
Works: Prokofiev: Symphonies nos. 4 & 5 Artists: Kirill
Karabits/Bournemouth SO.
(1 CD) (Onyx)
NYX 4147 $19.99
This eagerly awaited third
volume in the Bournemouth
Symphony’s Prokofiev cycle
features the original version of the Symphony
No.4, coupled with Symphony No.5.
G.F. Handel: Concerti Grossi / Stuttgart CO
Works: Handel: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6;
Concerto grosso in C major “Alexander’s Feast”;
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6/10 Artists:
Michael Hofstetter/Stuttgart CO. (1 CD) (Orfeo)
ORF 831151 $22.99
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2
Artists: Karin Lechner, piano; Maya Levy, violin;
Alexandre Debrus, cello. Trio Carlo van Neste. (1
CD) (Pavane)
PVN 7572 $16.99
The two Trios for piano, violin and cello by
Mendelssohn are masterpieces of Romanticism.
PentaTone
Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos
Works: Mendelssohn:
Violin Concerto in D
minor; Tchaikovsky: Violin
Concerto, Op. 35 Artists:
Charles Dutoit/Orchestre de
la Suisse Romande. Arabella
Steinbacher (Vln). (1 SA
Hybrid CD) (PentaTone
Classics)
PTE 5186504 $19.99
After her debut with the CSO, the Chicago Tribune
wrote: “It is evident that her feeling for this music
runs as deep as her technical command.”
Joaquín Rodrigo - works for guitar & orchestra
Works: Joaquín Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez;
Fantasía para un Gentilhombre; Concierto
Madrigal Artists: Garcia Navarro/Philharmonia
Orch. Narciso Yepes & Godelieve Monden, guitars
(1 SA CD) (PentaTone)
PTE 5186209 $15.99
Joaquín Rodrigo modeled Concierto de Aranjuez,
one of his most important works, on Spanish folk
music while his Concierto Madrigal was inspired by
Jacques Arcadelt’s madrigal “Oh, my happy eyes”.
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Mikhail Pletnev conducts Scriabin
Works: Scriabin (18721915): Poem of Ecstasy;
Symphony no 1 in E major
(with chorus in finale), Op.
26 Artists: Mikhail Pletnev/
Russian Nat’l Orch. (1 SA
CD) (PentaTone Classics)
PTE 5186514 $19.99
Conductor Mikhail Pletnev leads the Russian
National Orchestra - the Moscow-based ensemble
he founded in 1990.
Piano Classics
Piano Music of Alberto Ginastera / Poizat
Works: Alberto Ginastera (1916-83): Danzas
argentinas; Piano Sonata 1; Suite de danzas
criollas; 3 Pieces Artists: Francois-Xavier Poizat,
piano (1 CD) (Piano Classics) PINC 0087 $14.99
Ginastera’s (1916-83) piano works brim with passion: brutal, sensual, evocative, sentimental, and
always filled with the vibrant rhythms and colors of
the folk music and dances of his home country.
Rachmaninoff: 24 Preludes / Dmitri Levkovich
Artists: Dmitri Levkovich, piano (1 CD) (Piano
Classics)
PINC 0089 $14.99
In the 24 preludes, Rachmaninov expresses deep
melancholy, ecstatic joy, serenity and exuberance:
the outpourings of a rich and deep Russian soul.
Rostropovich plays Dvorak, Schumann & Tchaikovsky
Works: Schumann: Cello
Concerto; Tchaikovsky:
Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62;
Dvorák: Cello Concerto in
B minor Artists: Gennady
Rozhdestvensky/Leningrad
PO; USSR State SO; Adrian
Boult/Royal PO. Mstislav
Rostropovich (Clo). (SA Hybrid CD) (Praga)
PGA 350112 $23.99
This release is part of the Praga label’s stellar
Reminiscences series of SACD remasterings.
Scriabin: Complete Piano Sonatas / Sofronitzky
Works: Scriabin (1872-1915): Fantasy for Piano
in B minor, Op. 28; Sonatas for Piano nos 1 - 10
Artists: Vladimir Sofronitsky (Pno) (2 CD) (Profil
Edition Gunter Hanssler)
2 PRF 15007 $31.99
Sofronitzki’s cycle is made complete by two
inserted recordings, Heinrich Neuhaus (Sonata
No.1) and Sviatoslav Richter (Sonata No.7).
Edition Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Vol. 4
Works: Beethoven: Ninth Symphony, final chorus;
Symphony no 8; Beethoven/Cerha: Paraphrase on
the opening of the 9th Artists: Riccardo Chailly/
Gewandhaus Orch.; Hermann Abendroth. (2 CD)
(Querstand)
2 QRST 1317 $20.49
Abendroth’s readings from 939 and 1944 are
paired with Cerha’s Paraphrase on the beginning
of Beethoven’s 9th under Riccardo Chailly.
‘As our Sweet Cords with Discords Mixed Be’
Works: English Renaissance Consort Music by
Basssano, Ferrabosco, Byrd, Brade, Tye, Parsley,
Parsons, Holborne Artists: Consortium 5, recorder
quintet (1 CD) (Resonance) REOA 10155 $19.99
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‘Divine Noise’: Theatrical Music for Two
Harpsichords / Brachetta & van Delft
Works by: Rameau, Couperin & Le Roux Artists:
Guillermo Brachetta & Menno van Delft, harpsichords (1 CD) (Resonance) REOA 10145 $19.99
Joined by renowned Dutch harpsichordist Menno
van Delft - and performed on two incredible
French-style instruments by harpsichord builder
Titus Crijnen - this duo presents a thrilling program
of French Baroque works.
Choral music of Judith Weir / BBC Singers
Works: Judith Weir (b.1954): Storm, I-V;
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Missa del Cid;
The Songs Sung True Artists: David Hill/BBC
Singers; Choristers of the Temple Church, London;
Endymion Ens. (1 CD) (Signum) SIG 421 $17.99
The BBC Singers present a retrospective of Judith
Weir’s choral works drawn from a 25-year period.
Piano music of Charles Kochlin / Ferey, piano
Works: Charles Kochlin
(1867-1950): Ballade, Op. 50;
Préludes, Op. 209; L’Ancienne
maison de campagne, Op.
124 Artists: Jean-Pierre Ferey, piano (1 CD) (Skarbo)
Tartini & Veracini: Violin Sonatas / Rie Kimura
Works: Giuseppe Tartini:
Violin Sonata, Op. 1/4 “Devil’s Trill”; Sonatas (12) e una
pastorale, Op. 1; Veracini:
Violin Sonatas Opp. 2/5 & 12
Artists: Rie Kimura, violin;
Fantasticus (1 CD) (Resonance) REOA 10148 $19.99
Violinist with the acclaimed Amsterdam-based
Baroque trio Fantasticus, Rie Kimura presents her
debut solo album.
Tempo do Brasil: Modern solo & chamber works
Works by: Sergio Assad, Radamés Gnattali,
Baden Powell, Villa-Lobos, Paulo Bellinati et al.
Artists: Marc Regnier, guitar; Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano; Natalia Khoma, cello; Tacy Edwards, flute (1 CD) (Reference) REF 714 $16.99
On ‘Tempo do Brasil’, his first recording for
Reference, Marc Regnier showcases a fine variety
of modern Brazilian music.
Brahms and Friends: Choral Works
Works: Brahms, Clara Schumann, Carl Reinecke,
Robert Fuchs et al. Artists: Stefan Rauh/Berlin
Kammerchor. (1 CD) (Rondeau Production)
RDAU 6103 $18.99
This CD “Brahms and His Friends” directs our
focus only briefly towards Brahms’ oeuvre then
turns to other composers of music at that time.
Signum
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9; Varèse: Amériques
Artists: Ludovic Morlot/Seattle Sym. (1 CD)
(Seattle Symphony)
STTL 1006 $16.99
In live performances of electrifying energy and
recorded in stunning sound, this is a mind-bending
combination of masterpieces.
Somm
❦Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 / Gould Trio
Works: Beethoven: Piano
Trios, Vol. 4 - Trio, Op. 1/1;
Allegretto in E flat major; Trio
Op. 97 ‘Archduke’ Artists:
Gould Piano Trio. (1 CD)
(Somm) SOMM 144 $17.49
“... this was compelling playing, with every note voiced
to carry its true functional and emotional weight.”
-The Guardian
❦Carl Nielsen: Piano Music / John McCabe
Choral music of Bob Chilcott / The Bach Choir
Works: Bob Chilcott (1955
- ): Five Days that Changed
the World; The Angry
Planet, an environmental
cantata; The Miracle of the
Spring Artists: David Hill/
The Young Singers. Olivia
Robinson (Sop); Gemma
Beeson (Pno) (2 CD)
2 SIG 422 $24.99
The three works on this 2CD set further confirm
Bob Chilcott’s status as one of the world’s most
popular active choral composers.
Works for cello & orchestra / Jamie Walton
Works: Glazunov: Concerto Ballata, Op. 108;
Prokofiev: Concertino, Op. 132; Tchaikovsky:
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Artists:
Okko Kamu/Royal PO. Jamie Walton (Clo) (1 CD)
(Signum Records)
SIG 407 $17.99
Joined by the Royal Philharmonic under Okko
Kamu, star British cellist Jamie Walton performs
the original version of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on
a Rococo Theme.
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For Koechlin, the piano was more a confidant with
whom one shares intimate and simple impressions
and memories. This intimacy defines his piano works.
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Artists: John McCabe, piano (2 CD) (Somm)
2 SOMM 146 $35.99
“An excellent release ... throughout this Nielsen
recital I was hooked.” -Classical Source
String Quartets arranged for String Orchestra
Works: Elgar: String Quartet; Malcolm Arnold:
Sonata for Strings; Robert Simpson: Allegro
Deciso Artists: Ben Palmer/Orch. of St Paul’s. (1
CD) (Somm)
SOMM 145 $17.49
This SOMM release brings together the premiere
recordings of three works for string quartet in
magnificent versions for string orchestra.
Fugue State / Alan Feinberg, piano
Works: Transcriptions for piano of fugal works
by J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Jacob
Froberger, G.F. Handel. Alessandro & Domenico
Scarlatti Artists: Alan Feinberg (Pno). (1 CD)
(Steinway & Sons)
STEI 30034 $17.99
Fugue State is an excursion into the surprisingly
passionate world of fugal composition in the High
Baroque Era.
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Sadie Harrison (b.1965): Solos and Duos for
Strings and Piano
Artists: Peter Skaerved,
violin; Roderick Chadwick,
piano; Diana Mathews, viola;
Mihailo Trandilovski, violin (1
CD)
TOC 0304 $18.99
Besides being a composer,
the Australian-British Sadie
Harrison is also an archaeologist and a professional gardener, so it is hardly surprising that a
fascination with historical artifacts and biological
processes filters into her music.
Andrei Golovin: ‘Light Unapproachable’
Works: Andrei Golovin
(b.1950): Canzone, for cello
& string orchestra; ConcertoSymphony, for viola, cello
& orchestra (“Symphony no
1”); Symphony no 4 (“Light
Unapproachable”). Artists:
Alexander Rudin, cello;
Mikhail Bereznistsky, violia (1 CD)
TOC 0264 $18.99
The music of Andrei Golovin (b. 1950, Moscow)
lies in the Russian symphonic tradition
downstream from Shostakovich and Boris
Tchaikovsky.
Busch: Chamber Music for Clarinet, Vol. 2
Works: Adolf Busch (18911952): Chamber Music for
Clarinet, Vol. 2 Artists:
Busch Kollegium Karlsruhe.
(1 CD) TOC 0293 $18.99
This second CD of his lyrical
writing for clarinet, one in
a series of recordings of
Busch’s light-filled chamber music, extends the
rediscovery of this once leading musician.
Ernst Krenek: Piano Music, Vol. 1 / Khristenko
Works: Ernst Krenek (190092): Sonata No. 4; George
Washington Variations, Op.
120; Schubert (completed
by Krenek): Sonata
D.840 Artists: Stanislav
Khristenko, piano (1 CD)
TOC 0298 $18.99
This first extended survey of the piano music of
Ernst Krenek (1900 - 92) opens with his Fourth
Sonata of 1948, which revisits the graceful
elegance of the First Viennese School in the style
of the Second.
Tartini: Music for solo violin, Vol. 3 / Skaerved
Works: Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770): 30 Sonate
Piccole for Solo Violin, Vol. 3 - Sonatas Nos. 13-18
Artists: Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin (1 CD)
TOC 0297 $18.99
Tartini’s sonatas for solo violin offers the most
important composition for solo violin after Bach.
“Skµrved has a fine sense of Baroque style and an
understated virtuosity... “ (Infodad) “... one waits
impatiently for the series to unfold.” (MusicWeb
Int’l)
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Sony Classics
Verdi: Requiem Mass / Lorin Maazel, Munich PO
Artists: Anja Harteros, Daniela Barcellona, Wookyung
Kim; Georg Zeppenfeld.
Lorin Maazel/Münchner Philharmoniker. (2 CD) (Sony)
2 SNYC 88875083302 $19.99
This live recording from
February 2014 is the last
recording Maazel made before he passed on.
❦Hymns / Sam Robson, voice
Works: How great Thou Art; Be thou My Vision;
Total Praise; O Valiant Hearts; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Worship Medley Artists: Sam Robson,
voice (1 CD) (Stone Records) SOER 8049 $17.49
“Proves that you only need one person to make a
choir ... chillingly good.” -Huffington Post
Richard Strauss: Music for Wind Instruments
Works: Richard Strauss:
Sonatina in E flat ‘The
Happy Workshop’; Sonatina in F ‘From an Invalid’s
Workshop’ Artists: Patrizio
Esposito/Wind Projekt Ensemble. (1 CD) (Stradivarius)
SVS 37014 $17.49
Richard Strauss’s final creative period (1942 1949) brought into being masterpieces such as
the Metamorphosen and the Four Last Songs and,
alongside those works, two Sonatinas for winds, in
F major and E-flat major.
Igor Stravinsky: Music for piano 4 hands
Works: Igor Stravinsky: 3 easy pieces for piano 3
hands; The Rite of Spring; Tango; Five easy pieces
for piano 4 hands; Piano-Rag-Music Artists: Duo
Koroliov Piano Duo. (1 CD) (Tacet) TAC 216CD $21.99
Stravinsky’s piano version of the ‘Rite of Spring’
freshly exposes aspects of the work, that are not
as apparent in the orchestral version. Tonal color,
balance, rhythmic drive and compositional detail
can all reveal new discoveries.
Tactus
Gregorio Allegri: Umpublished works from the
Manuscripts of the Collectio Altaemp
Works: Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652): Cantatas,
Motets, Masses & other sacred works; works by
Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630) and Pierre
Bonhomme (c. 1555-1617). Artists: Fabrizio Bigotti/
Musica Flexanima. (1 CD)
TCT 550007 $16.99
Although the output of Gregorio Allegri was not
large, it covered almost every musical genre of the
time, from strict polyphony to monody, instrumental
music and the cantata.
Bassani: Sacred music for 2-4 voices & bc
Works: Giovanni Battista Bassani (c.1650-1716):
Armonici Entusiasmi di Davide Artists: Giovanni
Acciai/Nova Ars Cantandi, Collegium Vocale et
Instrumentale. (2 CD)
2 TCT 650290 $24.99
Giovanni Battista Bassani was a great contrapuntist and brilliant creator of appealing melodies.
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16th- & 17th-Century Italian Devotional Music
Works by: Johannes
Brochus, Francesco degli
Albizzi, Feo Belcari, Josquin
d’Ascanio, Leonardo
Giustinian, Feo Balcari
and annonymous works
‘Alma, svegliate ormai’
Artists: Anonima Frottolisti
Ensembleá. (1 CD) (Tactus) TCT 400006 $16.99
In this ittle performed yet very interesting repertoire, the “contrafacta”, lyrics and melodies are
mixed in a diverse blend of sacred and profane.
Felt Hammers: Michael Hicks Solo Piano Works
Works: Michael Hicks: The complete solo piano
works (composed 1982-2010) Artists: Keith Kirchoff, piano (1 CD) (Tantara) TANT 0314 $13.99
‘With rests sometimes lasting as long as fifteen
seconds, Michael Hicks invites the listener into
a space of “the now”: in which silence is just as
important as sound.” “(Keith Kirchoff)
Benjamin Godard: Complete String Quartets
Works: Benjamin Godard
(1849-1895): Quartets for
Strings nos 1 - 3 Artists:
Quatuor Élysée. (1 CD)
(Timpani) TIMP 1221 $18.99
Benjamin Godard (1849-95)
wrote three string quartets,
full of diverse and original
ideas. “The Élysée Quartet has its place in the
higher realms of music.” (Info-Musique (France))
Koechlin: Songs & Works for Female Chorus
Artists: Anaïk Morel, mzz.; Julien Behr, tenor;
Nicolas Jouve, piano; Régine Théodoresco/
Calliope-Régine Théodoresco, Voix de femmes. (1
CD) (Timpani)
TIMP 1234 $18.99
The catalogue of Charles Koechlin (1867-1950):
is immense and diverse. Régine Théodoresco
presents not only works for female chorus but also
of songs, creating a thematic and poetic journey.
Tuxedo Music
Beethoven: Piano Variations, Vol. 1 / Brendel
Works: Beethoven: Fantasia,
Op. 77; Variations (12) on a
theme of Wranitzky; Variations (24) on Righini’s “Venni
amore”; Variations (5) on
“Rule Britannia”; Variations
(7) on “God Save the King”;
Variations (7) on a theme by
Winter Artists: Alfred Brendel (Pno). (1 CD) (Tuxedo
Music)
TUX 1060 $11.99
This recording of Alfred Brendel performing
Beethoven variations was made in 1960.
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos / Brendel & Klien
Works: Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos &
Orchestra, K.365; Sonata for 2 Pianos, K.448;
Fugue for 2 Pianos, K.426 Artists: Paul Angerer/
Vienna State Opera Orch. Alfred Brendel (Pno);
Walter Klien (Pno) (1 CD)
TUX 1028 $11.99
This is a reissue of a stereo recording made in
1960.
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Bizet: “Roma” Symphony; L’Arlesienne Suites
Works: Bizet: L’ Arlésienne, suites nos 1 & 2;
Roma, symphony in C major Artists: Hans Hagen/
Vienna Colonaden Orch. (1 CD) (Tuxedo Music)
TUX 1093 $11.99
The original mono recording was made in 1958.
Accademia dell’Arcadia - Roma 1710, Baroque
masterpieces of a secret society
Works by: Scarlatti,
Sieber, Corelli, Valentini,
Bononcini, Marcello Artists:
Sabrine Frey, recorder &
instrumentalists (1 CD)
(TYXart) TYXA 15063 $18.99
The composers and literati of
the Accademia dell’ Arcadia,
established in Rome in 1690, worked in secret the pope had prohibited secular baroque music by
decree.
Romantic Choral Music / Vox Animata, Göstl
Works by: Brahms, Reger & Schumann - ‘Der Tod
ist Mir Schlaf Worden’ Artists: Robert Göstl/Vox
Animata. (1 CD) (TYXart)
TYXA 15054 $18.99
From the Lied for choir, folksong adaptations,
narrative romances and ballades to the sacred
motet, this program highlights the huge spectrum
of German a capella music of the 19th century.
Troika - works for 2 pianos & piano 4-hands
Works by: Valery Gavrilin, Shostakovich and
Arensky Artists: Irina Shishkina & Maya
Berdieva, pianists (1 CD) (Urtext (Mexico)
URT 218 $13.99 On Sale
The three virtuoso works, performed here by Irina
Shishkina and Maya Berdieva, cover nearly a
century of Russian music in all its stylistic diversity.
México between two centuries - piano works
Works by: Ponce, Moncayo,
Revueltas, Ruiz, Mabarak,
Castro, Lavista, Rosas,
Velásquez, Moncada,
de Elías Artists: Edison
Quintana, piano (1 CD)
(Urtext)
URT 243 $13.99 On Sale
Music of twelve different composers, including
Ponce and Revueltas, who belonged to the most
rapid period of change in Mexican music (from
1890-1980) as composer faced and solved the
challenges of the new dodecaphonic world.
‘Orfeo Celeste’ / La Reverencia
Works: Instrumental music by Bartolomé de
Selma y Salaverde (c.1580-c.1638) Artists: La
Reverencia. (1 CD) (Vanitas) VNTS 1 $17.49
While exhibiting the influence of the instrumental
Venetian school of the first half of the 17th century,
Selma sometimes offers a sober style, and other
times catches us unaware with fantasy, emotion,
and musical inventiveness.
‘Ingenium’ / Divina Mysteria, Pavel Amilcar
Works by: Pachelbel, Mealli, Frescobaldi,
Fontana, Böhm, Döbel, Froberger, Biber, Tunder,
Bruhns, Schmelzer, Kapsperger, Albertini Artists:
Divina Mysteria, Pavel Amilcar, violin (1 CD)
(Vanitas)
VNTS 3 $17.49
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Juan J. Colomer: ‘Naturaleza Humana’
Works: Juan J. Colomer
(b.1966): Viñetas Sinfónicas
(2001); La Devota Lasciva
for brass quintet and orchestra (2004); Naturaleza
Humana (2004) Artists:
Luis Gonzalez, trumpet;
Spanish Brass Quintet. José
Luis Estellés/Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. (1 CD)
(Verso)
VESO 2154 $14.99
In these concertos for brass instruments and
orchestra, it’s the brass that take an unmistakable
leading role, showing Mr. Colomer’s clear
command of his orchestral masses.
Wergo
John Cage: Two 3 / Stefan Hussong, accordian
& Wu Wei, sheng
Artists: Stefan Hussong, accordian & Wu Wei,
sheng (2 CD) (Wergo) 2 WER 6758 $31.99
Impressed upon hearing the sound of the sheng,
John Cage set about writing a work for the ancient
Japanese mouth organ, producing Two3 for sho
and five water-filled conch shells.
Mikis Theodorakis (b.1925): East of the Aegean
Artists: Jens Naumilkat,
cello; Henning Schmiedt,
piano (1 CD) (Wergo)
WER 3424 $24.99
In calling his new album East
Of The Aegean, Theodorakis
harks back to his own origins
- he was born on the island
of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea.
Mittmann: ‘Kontrapunkte’ / Horizonte Ens.
Works: Jörg-Peter Mittmann (b.1962):
‘Kontrapunkte’ Mit Bach; Dona Nobis pacem;
Lamento; Dem Unendilchen Artists: Ensemble
Horizonte. (1 CD) (Wergo)
WER 6798 $24.99
Contemporary works forged on the building
blocks of the past - Mit Bach borrows from Bach’s
Cantata 147, Dona nobis pacem was inspired by
Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Dem Unendlichen is based on Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.
Elliot Goldenthal (b.1954): Symphony in G# Minor
Artists: Carl St. Clair/Pacific Sym. (1 CD)
(Zarathustra Records)
ZRTA 008 $19.99
The artists collaborated 20 years ago when the orchestra commissioned and recorded Goldenthal’s highly
acclaimed Fire, Water, Paper - A Vietnam Oratorio.
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios; Bach: Chorale Preludes
Works: Mendelssohn: Piano Trios nos 1 & 2; J.S.
Bach: Chorale Preludes, BWV 659 & 639 Artists:
Trio Dali, piano trio (1 CD) (Zig Zag Territories)
ZIG 364 $18.99
Trio Dali pairs Mendelssohn with the great composer
for whose rediscovery he was largely responsible.
La Clarinette Francaise: Works for clarinet & piano
Works: Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Bloch,
Pierné & Milhaud Artists: Jos van Immerseel
(Pno); Lisa Shklyaver (Clnt). (1 CD) (Zig Zag
Territories)
ZIG 358 $18.99
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Unbeatable Deals on these New Box Sets!
Bill Evans: The Complete Fantasy Recordings
Artists: Bill Evans, Tony
Bennett, Lee Konitz,
Warne Marsh, Harold
Land, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Gomez, Ray Brown;
Marty Morrell, Philly Joe
Jones et al. 9 CDs
9 FAN FAN37012
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Bill Evans: The Complete
Fantasy Recordings contains material recorded for Fantasy
between 1973 and 1979, closely preceding Evans’ untimely
death in 1980, and includes over 10 and-a-half hours of
club, concert and studio recordings, plus a previously unreleased 1976 Paris concert. Disc 9 is an hour-long interview
done by Marian McPartland for NPR in 1978 with Evans
at the piano. This set comes with a 32-page booklet with
an essay by Gene Lees, notes on the sessions by Helen
Keane and photos of Evans during the ‘70s.
Miles Davis At Newport 1955-75: Bootlegs Vol. 4
Artists: Thelonious Monk,
Gerry Mulligan, Cannonball Adderley, John
Coltrane, Bill Evans, Paul
Chambers, Jimmy Cobb,
Wayne Shorter, Herbie
Hancock, Ron Carter,
Tony Williams et al.
4 HBSO 888750819529
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This new release celebrates Miles Davis’ legendary
20-year tenure at impresario George Wein’s renowned
Newport Jazz Festival. The four-CD box set comprises
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1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975,
in Newport, Rhode Island, New York City, Berlin, and
Switzerland. The full-length concert performances alone
of Miles’ famed “Kind Of Blue” Sextet and second great
quintet in ‘66 and ‘67 are worth the price of admission.
Thelonious Monk: The Complete Riverside Recordings, 1955-1961 [15 CDs]
Artists: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Donald
Byrd, Paul Chambers, Oscar Pettiford Art Blakey, Max Roach, Roy Haynes et al.
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This GRAMMY-winning, 15-disc box set has been reissued in sleek new packaging, presenting Monk’s entire output for Riverside. A comprehensive booklet
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Keepnews, producer of the original recordings, who also researched & assembled
this compilation. 153 performances - studio sessions, live performances, a legendary abandoned session with Shelly Mann and several outtakes all add to this
unique portrait of genius in action.
Kenny Werner: The Melody
Artists: Kenny Werner: piano; Johannes Weidenmueller: bass; Ari Hoenig: drums.
(1 CD) (Pirouet Records)
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Pianist Kenny Werner has
played with the best—and he
is undoubtedly among them.
Pirouet Records presents him in his first trio CD since
2008, accompanied by two exceptionally creative partners. The Melody sparkles with the continual beauty of
the unexpected and far-reaching: well-rounded melody,
whether on standards such as ‘Try to Remember’ or
Werner’s inspired originals.
John Hollenbeck: Songs We Like a Lot
Artists: Kate McGarry, Theo
Bleckmann: vocals; Uri Caine;
Frankfurt Radio Big Band et al.
(1 CD) (Sunnyside Records)
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How to follow-up a Grammynominated album disarmingly
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John Hollenbeck returns accompanied again by
vocalists Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann, with
an expanded palette and even more robust sonic
transformations, encompassing everything from
Burt Bacharach to the poetry of Kenneth Patchen,
from Cyndi Lauper to a deconstructed ‘Get Lucky.’
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Paul Motian: Standards Plus One
Artists: Paul Motian: drums;
Bill Frisell: el. guitar; Lee
Konitz: soprano & alto sax.;
Joe Lovano: tenor sax; Charlie Haden, dbl. bass.
(1 CD) (Winter & Winter)
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WNWN 910223 $16.99
Featuring reinterpretations of
famous jazz standards by artists like Joe Lovano, Lee
Konitz, Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, and his daughter
Petra Haden on vocals, Paul Motian creates a audio
film about scenes in New York City for closed eyes.
Chiara Pancaldi: I Walk a Little Faster
This record is the result of
musical encounters between
Chiara Pancaldi, a young and
passionate Italian jazz singer,
and the great piano player
Cyrus Chestnut. The result
is a brilliant, swinging, and
warm record with one of the
greatest rhythm sections of the worldwide jazz scene!
(1 CD) (Challenge)
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Larry Carlton & David T. Walker: Live in Tokyo
For the first time, guitar greats Larry Carlton and
David T. Walker share the stage. Recorded at the
Billboard Live in Tokyo Japan, this album features
classics composed by Larry as well as David T.
(1 CD) (335)
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John Zorn: Pellucidar - A Dreamer’s Fantabula
Artists: John Zorn: sax; Marc
Ribot: guitar; Jamie Saft: keys;
Kenny Wollesen: vibraphone;
Trevor Dunn: bass; Joey Baron: drums; Cyro Baptista: perc.
(1 CD) (Tzadik Records)
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Their fifth CD and their first
in over 4 years, Zorn’s most delightful and popular
instrumental unit returns with nine compositions inspired by the imaginary worlds of fantasy literature.
Featuring some of Zorn’s catchiest melodies and
plenty of fiery solos from Ribot, Saft and Wollesen,
Pellucidar blends soul, surf, jazz, minimalism, rumba,
tango, samba, exotica and more in classic Dreamers
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art by Tzadik’s exclusive designer Chippy, Pellucidar
is a long awaited addition to the sparkling Dreamers
legacy! An absolute delight from first note to last this
is exotic fantasy music for the 21st century!
Heads of State: Search for Peace
Artists: Gary Bartz: sop. &
alto sax.; Larry Willis, piano;
Buster Williams, dbl. bass;
Al Foster, drums. (1 CD)
(Smoke Sessions)
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Heads of State, featuring four
of the most respected jazz artists of our time, releases
its first recording! Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, and Al Foster present a band over 50 years in the
making. Selections include several songs associated
with McCoy Tyner. Album presented in a deluxe gatefold digipak with original photography by Jimmy Katz.
Jeff Kowalkowski Trio
Leadership debut of a seasoned veteran of the Chicago
creative jazz community, featuring a propulsive, swinging rhythm section of AACM
masters! Jeff Kowalkowski is a
longstanding fixture of the Chicago jazz scene (including a stint with Rob Mazurek’s
Exploding Star Orchestra) and a noted educator at both
DePaul & Northeastern University. He’s accompanied
here by seasoned veterans of the legendary AACM,
collaborators to Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson,
Ernest Dawkins, and Sun Ra, among many others.
(1 CD) (New Atlantis)
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Samuel Torres Group: Forced Displacement
An ambitious 10-movement
Latin jazz suite composed by
percussionist and bandleader
Samuel Torres, dedicated to
the victims of political violence
in Colombia. On his ZOHO debut, Torres presents a septet of
top New York sidemen including Yosvany Terry, Luis Perdomo, Michael Rodriguez,
and Marshall Gilkes. Torres has performed and recorded with international stars such as Tito Puente, Chick
Corea, Michael Brecker, Marc Anthony, and others.
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B.B. K ING:
CELEBRATING A BLUES LEGEND
B.B. King: Complete Recordings, 1949-‘62 [6 CDs]
B.B. King, known as “The
King of the Blues,” was
amongst the finest guitarists
and vocalists to ever grace
the genre. Following his first
Billboard Rhythm and Blues
chart number one ‘Three
O’Clock Blues’ in February
1952, King’s career went
from strength to strength,
helped in no small part by the impressive number of hits
he released during the rest of the decade and his extensive touring, which in 1956 reached an incredible 342
shows in a single year. For the following six decades, B.B.
King toured and recorded tirelessly, earning his place at
the top of the blues pantheon and gaining universal recognition for his contribution to this great American art form.
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B.B. King: The Ultimate Collection
Tracks: Three O’Clock
Blues; Please Love Me;
You Upset Me Baby; The
Thrill Is Gone; Chains and
Things; Ten Long Years et
al. (1 CD) Geffen
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Geffen’s 21-track B.B.
King compilation attempts
the impossible--to provide
a single-disc overview of the blues icon. Arranged
chronologically, The Ultimate Collection begins with
“Three O’Clock Blues,” King’s first Number One hit from
1953, and continues straight through to 1998’s “I’ll Survive.” This is as solid a collection of the legend’s first
50 years as anyone could want under one cover.
B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding with the King
Artists: Eric Clapton,
B.B. King, Jimmie
Vaughan: vocals, guitar;
Joe Sample: piano; Tim
Carmon: organ; Nathan
East: bass; Steve Gadd:
drums et al. (1 CD) (Reprise Records)
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“...[Their] chemistry is
uncanny as they tear through every avenue of the
blues....a union of prodigal father and son as magnanimous as any in rock’n’roll.” --- CMJ Magazine
B.B. King: Live in Cook County Jail
Artists: B.B. King: vocals,
guitar; Booker Walker:
alto sax.; Louis Hubert:
tenor sax.; Ron Levy:
piano; Wilbert Freeman:
bass; Sonny Freeman:
drums. (1 CD) (MCA
Records)
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“One of the greatest concert
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squeals with such authority that this is a bravura performance from the first bent, soul-searing note. A true desertisland disc.” --- Ted Drozdowski
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Box Sets On Sale from Enlightenment & Real Gone Jazz
Dexter Gordon: 12 Classic Albums: 1947-1962 [6 CDs]
Albums: “Go;” “A Swingin’ Affair;” “Dexter Calling;” “Dexter Rides
Again;” et al. (Enlightenment)
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This collection of 12 original LP’s concentrates on tenor giant Dexter
Gordon’s early American years through 1962, when he left the scene for
an extended hiatus in Europe. Gordon’s immortal status in Jazz’s hall of
fame was arguably solidified during this period, with some of his most
impressive and progressive playing and a series of seminal albums. With
remastered tracks and over 7 hours listening time, this is volume is an
essential slice of jazz history, and a testament to one of the most unique
musical voices ever to find expression through the tenor saxophone.
Max Roach: The Complete Recordings 1958-1962 [4 CDs]
John Coltrane: Eight Classic Albums [4 CDs]
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Clifford Brown: Seven Classic Albums [4 CDs]
Albums: “Dial ‘S’ for Sonny;” “Sonny’s Crib;” “Sonny
Clark Trio;” “Cool Struttin;” “Leapin’ and Lopin’ ” et al.
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Conrad Yeatis ‘Sonny’ Clark (July 21, 1931 - January
13, 1963) was among the very finest jazz pianists
to work in the hard bop idiom. This set compiles all
eight of Sonny’s classic albums as a bandleader.
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Dizzy Gillespie: Eight Classic Albums [4 CDs]
Four-CD set containing eight original albums
from the Jazz guitar great:
“Grant’s First Stand;” “Green
Street;” “Grantstand;”
“Reaching Out;” “Born to Be
Blue;” “The Latin Bit;” and
“Sunday Morning.”
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New 2013 digitally remastered collection of seven
classic albums from the
legendary jazz trumpet
maestro Clifford Brown, all on
a specially priced 4-CD set.
Includes “Best Coast Jazz,”
“Clifford Brown All Stars,”
“Jam Session,” “Clifford Brown & Max Roach,” “Study In
Brown,” “With Strings” & “CB & Max Roach At Basin St.”
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Grant Green: Seven Classic Albums [4 CDs]
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Albums: “All Mornin’ Long”
(w/ Red Garland Trio, ‘54);
“Informal Jazz” (w/ Elmo
Hope, ‘56); A Blowin’ Session (w/ Johnny Griffin, ‘57);
Traneing In (w/ Red Garland
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“Black Pearls;” “Settin’ the
Pace;” “Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane” (‘58) (Real
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“...an important set of sessions that show Coltrane growing and beginning to come into his own.” --- Steve Leggett
Albums: “Sonny Side Up;”
“Bird Works;” “Duets” et al.
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“Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One
of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was
such a complex player that his contemporaries ended
up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead,
and it was not until Jon Faddis’s emergence in the
1970s that Dizzy’s style was successfully recreated.”
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Albums: “Deeds not Words;” Rich v. Roach;” “Parisian Sketches;” “It’s Time”
et al. (4 CD) (Enlightenment)
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In 1958, Max Roach was a busy man. His first two albums of the year,
Deeds Not Words and Award-Winning Drummer, are now considered
among the finest of Roach’s career and indeed of the hard bop era; both
featured one of the swingin’-est ensembles around: Booker Little on trumpet, Ray Draper on tuba, George Coleman on tenor saxophone and Art
Davis. The remainder of the albums in this collection are similarly pure
hardbop gold, but with a healthy dose of the exploration and innovation
which would define Max Roach’s incomparable legacy in jazz.
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Sonny Clark: The Complete Collection, 1957-62
Wes Montgomery: Classic Recordings, 1958-‘60
Albums: “The Incredible Jazz Guitar;” “Movin’
Along;” “Montgomeryland;” “Trio” et al. (4 CDs)
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EGHT EN4CD9039 $17.98
Wes Montgomery is widely considered one of the
major jazz guitarists, emerging after such pioneering
figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian.
Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to
a musical family. In his early career, to support his
family of eight, Montgomery worked in a factory from
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., then performed in local clubs
from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Cannonball Adderley heard
Montgomery in a local club and was floored. The next
morning he called record producer Orrin Keepnews,
who signed Montgomery to a recording contract with
Riverside Records. This set documents the seminal
early recordings of this icon of jazz guitar.
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Over 10 and-a-half hours of club, concert and
studio recordings from the visionary pianist,
plus a previously unreleased 1976 Paris
concert. Includes an extended interview with
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