Christine Brewer

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Divine Redeemer

Divine Redeemer


Bach, J S:

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV547

Boulanger, L:

Pie Jesu

Boulanger, N:

Three Pieces for Organ

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gounod:

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: But Oh! What art can teach

Puccini:

Salve Regina

Reger:

Toccata in D minor, Op. 59 No. 5

Fugue in D major Op. 59 No. 6

Wolf, H:

Nun wandre Maria, nun wandre nur fort (No. 3 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Geistliche Lieder)

Führ mich, Kind, nach Bethlehem (No. 5 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Geistliche Lieder)

Gebet (No. 28 from Mörike-Lieder)


Christine Brewer (soprano), Paul Jacobs (organ)

Two of America’s most celebrated musicians, both Grammy Award-winners, join for a programme that ranges across the sacred vocal and organ repertoire. Some of the most beloved of all pieces, such as Franck’s Panis angelicus (taken from his Messe à 3 voix) are complemented by rarer items.

Nadia Boulanger’s three organ pieces are heard alongside her sister Lili’s beautiful Pie Jesu while Max Reger’s sensitive organ arrangements of three Hugo Wolf songs are followed by the rousing Toccata and Fugue, Op.59.

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Weber: Der Freischütz

Weber: Der Freischütz


Christine Brewer (Agathe), Sally Matthews (Ännchen), Lars Woldt (Kaspar), Simon O’Neill (Max), Stephan Loges (Ottokar/Zamiel), Martin Snell (Kuno), Gidon Saks (A Hermit), Marcus Farnsworth (Kilian), Lucy Hall (Bridesmaids)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in a concert performance of Weber’s eerily fantastical opera, 'Der Freischütz'.

'Der Freischütz' is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, drawing on traditional German folk tunes and elements of Romanticism for the first time in the history of opera. The evocative and colourful orchestration is particularly impressive in the '‘Wolf’s Glen’ scene: often considered the most gruesomely expressive rendering of evil to be found in a musical score!

All three main soloists are well established on LSO Live: Opera News declared the Verdi Requiem (LSO00683), featuring Christine Brewer, as "one of the finest recordings the work has ever received". Sally Matthews, who has performed regularly with Sir Colin Davis, was praised in her role in Haydn's 'Creation' (LSO0628). Simon O’Neill’s previous appearance on the label, in the title role of Verdi's 'Otello' (LSO0700) saw much critical acclaim, and confirmation that "he is the best heroic tenor to emerge over the last decade" The Telegraph.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“the love [Davis] felt toward Der Freischütz can be felt in almost every bar...there is nothing galumphing here, and the LSO make themselves happily rustic whenever the music swings that way...The vocal cast? Always decent, sometimes compelling.” The Times, 10th May 2013 ****

“Over the decades, Davis’s tempi have become more measured, but the Wolf’s Glen scene still has spook factor aplenty...Chorus and orchestra are the stars here.” Sunday Times, 12th May 2013

“The joys of the performance lie in the way the acoustical demands of the work have been met” Financial Times, 11th May 2013

“a moving testament to the late Sir Colin Davis, as well as a thrilling performance in its own right...The chorus, especially in the Wolf's Glen, enthralls, as does the orchestra, rising to every challenge, urgent or lyrical, heroic or poetic. Davis, as ever, balances unrushed tempi with moments of raw excitement and aural extravagance” The Observer, 11th May 2013

“This is a sincere reading of the work, but sincerity should not be confused with a lack of sophistication. The orchestral textures are pristine, the tempos and colours bracing and plaintive, with faultless work from clarinettist Chris Richards.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2013

“Davis plays scrupulous attention to Weber’s orchestral subtleties, which he cherishes as lovingly as a good Berliozian should…Christine Brewer floats a lovely tone in ‘Leise, leise’ and especially ‘Und ob die Wolke’. There is no dialogue, but some fine orchestral playing… with Davis drawing a memorably brooding atmosphere from all his players.” Opera, August 2013

“If Davis's handling of the score lacks the dramatic punch of the Kleibers' readings, there are some fine things here - his phrasing of the score's many lyrical moments, the playing of the orchestra and the careful and exciting casting. Simon O'Neill is virtually perfect for Max, not too über-Heldentenor and not too light” Gramophone Magazine, August 2013

“Brewer is an Agathe of exceptional beauty and poise. Sally Matthews’ lovely Ännchen is so riveting that she could just as well have been singing Agathe. Simon O’Neill’s Max is neither too Wagnerian nor too Mozartean...this last opera recording by Sir Colin Davis is worth acquiring for all admirers of this uniquely enticing conductor. A worthy memorial.” MusicWeb International, 30th August 2013

“this is a first-class recording of Weber’s most popular opera. Not only is the singing and playing of the highest order, it also demonstrates perfectly the qualities of Sir Colin Davis’s conducting, and is a fitting valedictory tribute to a great man.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 6th May 2013

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Echoes of Nightingales

Echoes of Nightingales

Encores as sung by Kirsten Flagstad, Eileen Farrell, Helen Traubel and Eleanor Steber


 

'Tis the last rose of summer

traditional & Thomas Moore (1779-1852), arr. Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883)

Arlen:

Happiness is a thing called Joe

Bernstein:

Some Other Time (from On the Town)

Bridge:

Love went a-riding

Carpenter, J A:

The sleep that flits on baby's eyes

Charles, E:

When I have sung my songs

Dougherty, C:

Last night in Carnegie Hall Miss Sadabelle Smith

Firestone:

In my garden

If l could tell you (Marshall)

Forge:

Hills

Homer:

Sing to me, sing, Op 48

Kramer, A:

Now like a lantern, Op. 44, No. 5

McArthur:

Night

Montaine:

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Nordoff:

There shall be more joy

Rogers, J H:

At Parting

Romberg, S:

Will You Remember (from Maytime)

Ronald:

O lovely night!

Sargent, P:

Hickory Hill

Tyson:

Sea Moods

Vicars:

Song of Songs (Chanson du coeur brisé)

Youmans:

Through the years


Christine Brewer (soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

This delightful disc, performed by one of the most admired sopranos of today, accompanied by her long-time collaborator, pays homage to an important musical tradition and part of performance history, and to four great sopranos from the past.

The repertoire includes the encore-songs, mainly by American composers, performed by Kirsten Flagstad, Eileen Farrell, Helen Traubel and Eleanor Steber at the end of their recitals. As Christine Brewer writes in an intimate performance note: ‘These little gems evoke an era of recitals not often encountered these days. Stepping back into that era has been a joy to Roger and me, and I hope it will bring back memories to those who might have heard these women sing these songs, or perhaps ignite a new love affair for younger listeners!’

“It is her ability to reduce her sound that enables her to avoid bringing too much power to 'The Last Rose' and to put across Bernstein's 'Some other time' in a relaxed and intimate manner...Brewer's own [encore], 'Review', has the final word...It's fun and provides a final encore for which it was well worth staying till the end.” International Record Review, April 2011

“unlike many dramatic sopranos, Brewer here demonstrates a clarity of enunciation and a variety of tone that suits this lighter material...Irresistable.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 *****

“Brewer, in tremendous voice, carves out a niche as [Flagstad, Farrell, Traubel and Steber's] successor, partly because the majestic quality of her delivery equals theirs, but more importantly because she, like they, has the ability to make this repertoire live and breathe without sounding mawkish...And Brewer's pianist, Roger Vignoles, sounds as if he's thoroughly enjoying himself.” The Guardian, 14th April 2011 ****

“Brewer hosts her party with flair, unselfconscious enjoyment and unerring style. Never do we sense the opera singer trying to appropriate an alien domain...Vignoles is indeed unfailingly sympathetic, but so much more: an animator and colourist whose rhythmic energy and legerdemain contribute crucially to the success of the whole delightful, offbeat recital.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2011

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Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72

Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72

Sung in German


Christine Brewer (Leonore), John MacMaster (Florestan), Daniel Borowski (Don Fernando), Juha Uusitalo (Don Pizarro), Kristinn Sigmundsson (Rocco), Sally Matthews (Marzelline), Andrew Kennedy (Jaquino), Andrew Tortise (1st prisoner) & Darren Jeffrey (2nd prisoner)

London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

“Colin Davis may be almost 80 but he's at the height of his powers … the finest performance of Fidelio I have ever heard … … there was no weak link, nor weak moment, in a dazzling evening” ***** The Mail on Sunday (Concert Review)

A high density DSD recording, live at the Barbican Centre on 23-25 May 2005 Slimline double case and perfect bound 72-page booklet in slip case with notes in English, French and German. Libretto in German with English translation.

“Colin Davis is an interpreter inspired from start to finish …” Opera

“…Colin Davis's conducting of the London Symphony Orchestra and the vocal forces is so impressive that it ranks with the greatest accounts I have ever heard of this work… Christine Brewer is a great Fidelio, her big voice under perfect control, electrifying at climaxes.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2007 ****

“Davis's version is crisp and dramatic...Abscheulicher brings out all [Brewer's] masterly qualities to the full, thanks to her big, firm, creamy voice, perfectly controlled...The rest of the cast sings strongly too, with John MacMaster a clear, bold Florestan” Penguin Guide, 2010 edition ***

“[Brewer] sings here with great beauty. Mr MacMaster removes the role – rescues it, some might say – from Wagnerian thickness. The sound is clear, with the svelteness of a Verdi tenor but steadfast under pressure…Mr MacMaster and Mr Davis ride the music gloriously” New York Times

“Critical superlatives rained on the concert performances of Fidelio last May; this recording made at the time shows they were not exaggerated...MacMaster brings an almost Vickers-like intensity and lyricism. It is at moments like these that Beethoven’s opera is out on its own” Sunday Telegraph

“MacMaster's Florestan is every stave a match for Brewer's powerful, affecting Leonora, with the LSO chorus in especially fine voice as Davis mines the visionary depths of Beethoven's wondrous score” The Observer

“there is an elemental energy to [Davis's] conducting that propels the drama inexorably forward...[Brewer] sings the notes more effortlessly, and with thrilling attack at the top of her range, than any other contemporary Leonore ...Vocally, the big surprise is the sensitively and heroically sung Florestan of the Canadian tenor John MacMaster” International Record Review

“[Brewer] is a glorious voice, lyrical yet capable of ascending thrillingly to climatic high Bs...The other principals are excellent too...Above all Davis's elemental conducting of his superb LSO makes this an outstanding bargain” Sunday Times

“playing of real bite and character that is caught with startling presenceby the recording...Christine Brewer's Leonore is quite exceptional...Mac Master's performance is immensely impressive too” The Guardian

“Davis seems to view the work as an heroic love story instead of a grand pronouncement on freedom and oppression as so many others do. Hence the incredible lyricism of Davis’s account...this version sounds fresh and compelling and fully worthy to mount the steps to the temple of the few greats we have” Audiophile Audition

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Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 1

Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 1


Strauss, R:

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Die Georgine Op. 10 No. 4

Breit' über mein Haupt Op. 19 No. 2

Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Op. 19 No. 4

Glückes genug Op. 37 No. 1

Ich liebe dich Op. 37 No. 2

Hochzeitlich Lied Op. 37 No. 6

Leises Lied, Op. 39 No. 1

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

In der Campagna Op. 41 No. 2

Frühlingsfeier Op. 56 No. 5

Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland Op. 56 No. 6

Gesänge des Orients Op. 77

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8


Christine Brewer (soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

“Pianist and presiding spirit Roger Vignoles takes us on a select chronological jaunt, making sure Brewer boldly goes to the heart of the bigger numbers where lesser voices would fear to tread. Her glorious instrument, fine-tuned from top to bottom, effortlessly negotiates some of Strauss's more outlandish intervals.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2005 ****

“There seems to be no challenge that Christine Brewer and Roger Vignoles can’t meet in these opulent songs. Brewer’s soaring voice offers a fabulous range of colour and dynamics, and Vignoles matches her with a truly orchestral palette at the keyboard” Classic FM Magazine

“Christine Brewer … combines opulent, blazing tone, fearless top notes and surprising agility” Daily Telegraph

“This is the first volume in Hyperion's Richard Strauss edition, something to be devoutly hoped for: he was a great Lieder composer but only a small fraction of his 200-plus songs are at all well known. Admittedly, his taste in poetry wasn't always as elevated as that of his fellow composers, yet his music can transform rather ordinary verses. And the major poets do get a look-in.
This disc includes two Heine settings, one of which, 'Frühlingsfeier', came a year after Salome and echoes the operatic score. This is where Christine Brewer, whose repertory includes the title-roles in Ariadne auf Naxos and Die ägyptischeHelena, might be expected to be most comfortable: her big, gleaming soprano sweeps through impressively. If at first her voice seems less than ideally flexible as a Lieder instrument, especially in the earlier songs, it would be ungrateful not to marvel at what she does ultimately bring to these performances.
Opening with 'Zueignung', which Strauss never intended to be relegated to encore status, Brewer sounds glorious if a little staid. But she quickly lightens up, catching the palpitations of 'Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten' and the gem-like intimacy of 'Leises Lied'. She positively blazes in the sunlight-evoking 'In der Campagna', where Vignoles's piano captures the splash of a Straussian orchestra. Both artists bring something fresh to the chestnuts 'Allerseelen' and 'Wiegenlied', in which Brewer floats a beautiful line over the rippling accompaniment. Having the high tessitura demanded in the rarely heard Gesänge des Orients, she clinches any remaining argument magnificently.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“At all times Brewer and Vignoles work together hand in glove … This is a properly equal partnership that bodes very well indeed for this admirable project. Brewer and Vignoles set high standards for anyone who would record Strauss now and for future collaborations on Hyperion too!” International Record Review

“Christine Brewer in magisterial voice … a major project, beautifully performed and presented” The Independent

“Could there be a more enticing title stamped across a CD than Strauss: The Complete Songs – 1? Richard Strauss the man may be widely resistible; but it would take someone extraordinarily hard-hearted not to take any delight in his luxuriant imagination and succulent harmonies … each planned CD in the series will be shaped around the talents of different singers, and Brewer’s disc marks a tremendous start” The Times

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The Hyperion Schubert Edition - Complete Songs Volume 31

The Hyperion Schubert Edition - Complete Songs Volume 31


Schubert:

Hagars Klage, D5

Dem Unendlichen, D291 (Klopstock)

Himmelsfunken, D651

Des Mädchens Klage

Im Abendrot, D799

Die Gestirne, D444

Psalm 13 'Ach, Herr! wie lange willst du mein so ganz vergessen', D663

Mirjams Siegesgesang, D942

Die Allmacht, D852

Psalm 23 'Gott ist mein Hirt', D706

Psalm 92 D953


Christine Brewer (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)

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Gounod: Ave Maria

Gounod: Ave Maria


Berlioz:

L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - L'Adieu des bergers

Brahms:

Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (from Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45)

Duruflé:

Ubi caritas, Op. 10 No. 1

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Ave Maria

version for flute & harp

Poulenc:

Salve Regina

Exultate Deo

Rachmaninov:

Vespers, Op. 37: Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Tavener:

Svyati 'O Holy One'


Ingrid Kertesi (soprano), Christine Brewer (soprano), Paul Jacobs (organ), Nora Shulman (flute), Judy Loman (harp), Richard May (cello)

Camerata Budapest, MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Finnish National Opera Chorus, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Exultate Singers, Ile de France Vittoria Regional Choir, Lille National Orchestra, Choir of St John's, Elora, Lunds Studentsångare, Malm, László Kovács, Marin Alsop, Eric-Olof Söderström, Eric Ericson, David Ogden, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Noel Edison, Mats Rondin

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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (with bonus bluray disc)

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (with bonus bluray disc)


Mahler:

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

with bonus bluray


Christine Brewer, Camilla Nylund, Maria Espada, Stephanie Blythe, Mihoko Fujimura, Robert Dean Smith, Tommi Hakala & Stefan Kocán

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, State Choir 'Latvija', Bavarian Radio Choir, National Boys Choir & National Children's Choir, Mariss Jansons

"Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound. There are no more human voices, only planets and suns revolving in their orbits," wrote Gustav Mahler to his friend, Willem Mengelberg, on 18 August 1906. The day before, he had completed the sketches of the Eighth Symphony in little more than three weeks, and that after a very hectic season.

The legendary relationship between Gustav Mahler, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Willem Mengelberg has established a firm tradition of playing Mahler in Amsterdam. During the 1960s the orchestra and Bernard Haitink started recording a Mahler discography that still remains one of the cornerstones of any Mahlerian's collection. Ricccardo Chailly's tenure as chief conductor yielded another brilliant Mahler cycle and now Mariss Jansons is steadily building his tribute to the composer.

Recorded during the same Mahler cycle as the recently released Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 – part of the full Mahler cycle that the orchestra performed in the 2009-2011 seasons to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday and 100th anniversary of his death - Mariss Jansons's interpretation of the Eight Symphony is one more jewel in the crown of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; with a star-studded cast and excellent choral forces, this 'Symphony of a Thousand' left a lasting impression on the audience.

“Jansons conveys a thrilling sense of occasion” Financial Times, 3rd August 2013

“Jansons keeps the music moving and gives himself something to pull back from in the biggest tuttis...And he has a shining Christine Brewer as his first soprano popping those top Bs and Cs above the stave...up there among the select front-runners.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2013

“It immediately takes the lead among interpretations of this phenomenal work...a reading of the score that is both thrilling and telling in its emotional finesse and sincerity...With the Royal Concertgebouw on supreme form, Jansons unequivocally delivers a performance of cosmic impact.” The Telegraph, 11th July 2013

“The performance has absolutely no weak links. The choral singing, so crucial in this work, is highly disciplined and excellent...The playing of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is superb throughout...the performance is superbly controlled and though Jansons gives the music its head he keeps a very firm grip on things and also displays tremendous attention to detail” MusicWeb International, 22nd July 2013

“Jansons' line up of Wagnerian soloists for this live Concertgebouw Mahler spectacular is possibly the most impressive since Georg Solti's classic 1971 recording...If this still doesn't rise quite to the top of my list of recorded Mahler Eights, it's partly because Jansons doesn't 'do' impetuous from the outset as Mahler asks” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 ****

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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (with bonus DVD disc)

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (with bonus DVD disc)


Mahler:

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'


Christine Brewer (soprano), Camilla Nylund (soprano), Maria Espada (soprano), Stephanie Blythe (mezzo), Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Tommi Hakala (baritone), Stefan Kocán (bass)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, State Choir 'Latvija', Bavarian Radio Choir, National Boys Choir, National Children's Choir, Mariss Jansons

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"Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound. There are no more human voices, only planets and suns revolving in their orbits," wrote Gustav Mahler to his friend, Willem Mengelberg, on 18 August 1906. The day before, he had completed the sketches of the Eighth Symphony in little more than three weeks, and that after a very hectic season.

The legendary relationship between Gustav Mahler, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Willem Mengelberg has established a firm tradition of playing Mahler in Amsterdam. During the 1960s the orchestra and Bernard Haitink started recording a Mahler discography that still remains one of the cornerstones of any Mahlerian's collection. Ricccardo Chailly's tenure as chief conductor yielded another brilliant Mahler cycle and now Mariss Jansons is steadily building his tribute to the composer.

Recorded during the same Mahler cycle as the recently released Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 – part of the full Mahler cycle that the orchestra performed in the 2009-2011 seasons to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday and 100th anniversary of his death - Mariss Jansons's interpretation of the Eight Symphony is one more jewel in the crown of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; with a star-studded cast and excellent choral forces, this 'Symphony of a Thousand' left a lasting impression on the audience.

“It immediately takes the lead among interpretations of this phenomenal work...a reading of the score that is both thrilling and telling in its emotional finesse and sincerity...With the Royal Concertgebouw on supreme form, Jansons unequivocally delivers a performance of cosmic impact.” The Telegraph, 11th July 2013

“The performance has absolutely no weak links. The choral singing, so crucial in this work, is highly disciplined and excellent...The playing of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is superb throughout...the performance is superbly controlled and though Jansons gives the music its head he keeps a very firm grip on things and also displays tremendous attention to detail” MusicWeb International, 22nd July 2013

“Jansons conveys a thrilling sense of occasion” Financial Times, 3rd August 2013

“Jansons' line up of Wagnerian soloists for this live Concertgebouw Mahler spectacular is possibly the most impressive since Georg Solti's classic 1971 recording...If this still doesn't rise quite to the top of my list of recorded Mahler Eights, it's partly because Jansons doesn't 'do' impetuous from the outset as Mahler asks.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 ****

“Jansons keeps the music moving and gives himself something to pull back from in the biggest tuttis...And he has a shining Christine Brewer as his first soprano popping those top Bs and Cs above the stave...up there among the select front-runners.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2013

“Jansons sets off Mahler’s cosmic clockwork with all-encompassing vision and jewelled precision. Contrapuntal textures never flag or become garrulous in density or over-insistence. The few passages where the music draws breath are shrewdly punctuated as moments of re-charge...a compelling course is steered towards a torrential closing passage.” International Record Review, November 2013

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A Guided Tour of the Romantic Era, Vol. 12

A Guided Tour of the Romantic Era, Vol. 12


Ilya Kaler (violin), Maria Kliegel (cello), Konstantin Scherbakov (piano), Christine Jackson (cello), Richard Stamper (violin), Vovka Ashkenazy (piano), Ilya Rashkovsky (piano), Oxana Yablonskaya (piano), Georges Rabol (piano), Jana Valaskova (soprano), John Aler (tenor), Christine Brewer (soprano), Ding Gao (baritone), Marietta Simpson (contralto), Stefan Veselka (piano), Silke-Thora Matthies (piano), Christian Kohn (piano)

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vien, Ondrej Lenard, Theodore Kuchar, Michael Halasz, Dmitry Yablonsky, Andrew Mogrelia, Marin Alsop, Antoni Wit, Philippe Entremont, Gerhard Markson, Herve Niquet, Johannes Wildner, Robert Shafer, Zdenek Kosler, Stephen Gunzenhauser, Camilla Kolchinsky

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