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Rock Revolution - Vinyl Edition

Rock Revolution - Vinyl Edition


In The Air Tonight

Born In The USA

Stairway To Heaven

Superstition

Bitter Sweet Symphony

Killing In The Name

Purple Rain

Eye Of The Tiger

Fix you

Concerto No. 1

The Well Dressed Guitar

You´re The Inspiration

Duel Guitar vs. Violin

Bohemian Rhapsody

Earth Song


David Garrett (violin)

A Paganini among pop stars, and a Jimi Hendrix among violinists, David Garrett is the “Devil’s Violinist” of our age, an international superstar who blurs the lines between Mozart and Metallica.

Praised for pioneering the modern crossover trend, as well as his exceptionally virtuous playing, David Garrett is equally at home performing the most intricate classical compositions with the world’s leading conductor’s and orchestras, as well as the most crowd pleasing stadium rock hits.

Admired by millions of fans around the world, David Garrett has earned 23 Gold and 16 Platinum awards around the world – from Germany to Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, Brazil, Singapore, and many more!

David Garrett combines rock star charisma with the kind of virtuosity innate only to the best instrumentalists of our time.

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Decca - 5782399

(Vinyl - 2 discs)

$29.50

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Karl Richter conducts Bach Sacred Works

Karl Richter conducts Bach Sacred Works


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

(CD)

St John Passion, BWV245

(CD)

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

(CD)

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

(CD)

Mass in B minor, BWV232

(CD)

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

(DVD)

St John Passion, BWV245

(DVD)

Mass in B minor, BWV232

(DVD)

Christmas Oratorio (highlights)

(CD - rehearsal footage)

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

(Blu-ray audio)

St John Passion, BWV245

(Blu-ray audio)

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

(Blu-ray audio)

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

(Blu-ray audio)

Mass in B minor, BWV232

(Blu-ray audio)


Karl Richter’s legendary recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred masterpieces: St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat and Mass in B Minor all remastered at 24-bit/192kHz by EBS

Presented on 1 Blu-ray Audio disc + 11 CDs + 4 DVDs. The Blu-ray disc presents all the audio from the CDs at 24-bit/192kHz, while the DVDs present the St Matthew and St John Passions and the Mass in B minor.

First CD release of Richter’s rehearsals for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

148pp booklet with expansive repertoire notes, an essay on Richter’s interpretations, and original Libretti with English translations.

Presented in a hardcover slipcase with printed spines on the inner wallets.

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DG - 4797788

(11 CDs + 4 DVDs + 1 Blu-ray audio - 16 discs)

$78.50

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Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition

Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition

Limited Edition


includes

Beethoven:

Fidelio, Op. 72

Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Nina Stemme (Leonore), Falk Struckmann (Pizarro), Christof Fischesser (Rocco), Rachel Harnisch (Marzelline), Christoph Strehl (Jaquino), Peter Mattei (Don Fernando), Juan Sebastian Acosta (Erste Gefangener), Levente Pall (Zweite Gefangener)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Berg:

Wozzeck

Franz Grundheber (Wozzeck), Hildegard Behrens (Marie), Walter Raffeiner (Tambourmajor), Philip Langridge (Andres), Heinz Zednik (Hauptmann), Aage Haugland (Doktor), Anna Gonda (Margret), Peter Jelosits (Narr), Alfred Sramek (1.Handwerkbursch), Alexander Maly (2.Handwerkbursch)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Bizet:

Carmen

Teresa Berganza (Carmen), Plácido Domingo (Don Jose), Sherrill Milnes (Escamillo), Ileana Cotrubas (Micaela), Yvonne Kenny (Frasquita), Alicia Nafé (Mercédès), Gordon Sandison (Le Dancaïre), Geoffrey Pogson (Le Remendado), Robert Lloyd (Zuniga), Stuart Harling (Moralès)

London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, George Watson's College Boys' Chorus

Debussy:

Pelléas et Mélisande

Maria Ewing (Mélisande), François Le Roux (Pelléas), José van Dam (Golaud), Jean-Philippe Courtis (Arkel), Christa Ludwig (Genevieve), Patrizia Pace (Yniold), Rudolf Mazzola (Doctor)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor

Mozart:

Die Zauberflöte, K620

René Pape (Sarastro), Erika Miklósa (Königin der Nacht), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Julia Kleiter (Papagena), Georg Zeppenfeld (Sprecher), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos), Caroline Stein, Heidi Zehnder, Anne-Carolyn Schlüter (Drei Damen), Alexander Lischke, Frederic Jost, Niklas Mallmann ( (Drei Knaben), Danilo Formaggia (Erster Geharnischter Mann), Sascha Borris (Zwei Geharnischten), Andreas Bauer, Danilo Formaggia, Tobias Beyer (Drei Priesten)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra & Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Don Giovanni, K527

Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni), Bryn Terfel (Leporello), Carmela Remigio (Donna Anna), Soile Isokoski (Donna Elvira), Uwe Heilmann (Don Ottavio), Matti Salminen (Il Commendatore), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Masetto), Patrizia Pace (Zerlina)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Coro di Ferrara Musica

Le nozze di Figaro, K492

Sylvia McNair (Susanna), Lucio Gallo (Figaro), Cheryl Studer (Countess), Boje Skovhus (Count), Cecilia Bartoli (Cherubino), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Marcellina), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Bartolo), Carlo Allemano (Basilio), Peter Jelosits (Curzio), István Gáti (Antonio), Andrea Rost (Barbarina)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor

Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar… (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Orchestra Mozart

Oh smania! oh furie!...D'Oreste, d'Aiace (from Idomeneo)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Orchestra Mozart

Fuggi, crudele, fuggi! (from Don Giovanni)

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Christoph Strehl (tenor)

Orchestra Mozart

Un moto di gioia, K579

Sylvia McNair (soprano)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Al desio di chi t'adora, K 577

Sylvia McNair (soprano)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina

Aage Haugland (Ivan Khovansky), Vladimir Atlantov (Andrey Khovansky), Vladimir Popov (Golitsin), Anatolij Kotscherga (Shaklovity), Marjana Lipovsek (Marfa), Wilfried Gahmlich (Kuzka), Paata Burchuladze (Dosifey), Joanna Borowska (Emma), Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (Susanna), Heinz Zednik (Scribe)

Wiener Staatsoper

Rossini:

L'Italiana in Algeri

Agnes Baltsa (Isabella), Ruggero Raimondi (Mustafà), Enzo Dara (Taddeo), Frank Lopardo (Lindoro), Patrizia Pace (Elvira), Anna Gonda (Zulma), Alessandro Corbelli (Haly)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Teresa Berganza (Rosina), Hermann Prey (Figaro), Luigi Alva (Almaviva), Enzo Dara (Bartolo), Paolo Montarsolo (Basilio), Stefania Malagu (Berta), Renato Cesari (Fiorillo)

London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers

La Cenerentola

Teresa Berganza (Cenerentola), Luigi Alva (Ramiro), Paolo Montarsolo (Don Magnifico), Renato Capecchi (Dandini), Margherita Guglielmi (Clorinda), Laura Zannini (Tisbe), Ugo Trama (Alidoro)

London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera Chorus

Il viaggio a Reims

Katia Ricciarelli (Madame Cortese), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Marchesa Melibea), Lella Cuberli (Contessa di Folleville), Cecilia Gasdia (Corinna), Eduardo Giménez (Cavalier Belfiore), Francisco Araiza (Conte di Libenskof), Samuel Ramey (Lord Sidney), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Profondo), Enzo Dara (Baron di Trombonok), Leo Nucci (Don Alvaro)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Prague Philharmonic Choir

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Semiramide Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

La Cenerentola Overture

La scala di seta Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Schubert:

Fierrabras D 796

osef Protschka (Fierrabras), Karita Mattila (Emma), Cheryl Studer (Florinda), Brigitte Balleys (Maragond), Robert Gambill (Eginhard), Thomas Hampson (Roland), Robert Holl (König Karl), Laszlo Polgár (Boland), Hartmut Welker (Brutamonte)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Verdi:

Macbeth

Piero Cappuccilli (Macbeth), Shirley Verrett (Lady Macbeth), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Banco), Plácido Domingo (Macduff), Stefania Malagú (Lady in Waiting), Antonio Savastano (Malcolm), Carlo Zardo (Medico), Giovanni Foiani (Servo di Macbeth), Alfredo Mariotti (Sicario), Sergio Fontana (Araldo

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

Simon Boccanegra

Piero Cappuccilli (Boccanegra), Mirella Freni (Amelia/Maria), José van Dam (Paolo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Jacopo Fiesco), José Carreras (Gabriele)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

Un ballo in maschera

Plácido Domingo (Riccardo), Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Renato Bruson (Renato), Elena Obraztsova (Ulrica), Edita Gruberova (Oscar), Ruggero Raimondi (Samuele), Luigi De Corato (Silvano), Giovanni Foiani (Tom), Antonio Savastano (Un giudice)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

Don Carlos (Five-act French version)

Katia Ricciarelli (Elisabeth), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Eboli), Plácido Domingo (Carlos), Leo Nucci (Rodrigue), Ruggero Raimondi (Philippe II), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Le Grand Inquisiteur), Nikita Storojew (Un Moine), Ann Murray (Thibault), Tibère Raffalli (Le Compte de Lerme), Antonio Savastano (Un Hérault Royal), Arleen Auger (Un Voix d'en haut)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

Aida

Katia Ricciarelli (Aida), Plácido Domingo (Radames), Elena Obraztsova (Amneris), Leo Nucci (Amonasro), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramfis), Ruggero Raimondi (Il Re di Egitto), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Una Sacerdotessa), Piero De Palma (Un Messaggero)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

Falstaff

Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Thomas Hampson (Ford), Adrianne Pieczonka (Alice Ford), Danill Shtoda (Fenton), Dorothea Röschmann (Nannetta), Larissa Diadkova (Mistress Quickly), Stella Doufexis (Meg Page), Anthony Mee (Bardolfo), Enrico Facini (Dr Cajus), Anatoly Kotcherga (Pistola

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin

La forza del destino Overture

Luisa Miller Overture

Nabucco Overture

Aida: Prelude

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

Macbeth - Prelude

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

Don Carlo: Prelude to Act II (Milan version)

I vespri siciliani Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Orchestral suite from Parsifal

compiled by Claudio Abbado

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Berliner Philharmoniker

Lohengrin

Siegfried Jerusalem (Lohengrin), Cheryl Studer (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Hartmut Welker (Telramund), Kurt Moll (King Heinrich)

Wiener Philharmoniker

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Die Frist ist um (from Der fliegende Holländer)

Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

Was duftet doch der Flieder (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

Wie Todesahnung...O du, mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser)

Nein, Lasst ihn unenthüllt (Parsifal)

Ja, wehe! Wehe! Weh über mich! (from Parsifal)

Leb wohl...Loge, hör! 'Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music' (from Die Walküre)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tannhäuser: Overture

Dich, teure Halle (from Tannhauser)

Cheryl Studer (soprano)

In ferner Einsamkeit des Waldes...Um Gott, was klagest du mich an (from Lohengrin)

Cheryl Studer (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo)

Dich selige Frau (from Die Walküre)

Waltraud Meier (mezzo), Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Berliner Philharmoniker

and selected Verdi choruses plus Jonas Kaufmann's Sehnsucht,


Claudio Abbado’s career with Deutsche Grammophon stretches back over more than four decades. In that time, he made innumerable recordings which remain unsurpassed on record – classics right from the start. Abbado inspired levels of commitment and communication from his musicians that resulted in performances and recordings that stand the test of time.

Abbado was as much a man of the theatre as he was one of the greatest of all late 20th century symphonic conductors. Opera was central to all his orchestral posts, with three great composers forming the major pillars of his recorded opera legacy: Mozart, Rossini and Verdi.

Throughout his recorded legacy, the listener feels a real sense that characters are thought through in great detail and Abbado conducts with an obvious love for the music but also with a flexibility informed from the drama of the moment. Claudio Abbado The Opera Edition is testimony to an extraordinary operatic legacy and a memorial to a truly great maestro.

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DG - 9479800

(CD - 60 discs)

$166.25

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Bellini: Norma

Bellini: Norma


Maria Josè Siri (Norma), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa), Rubens Pelizzari (Pollione), Nicola Ulivieri (Oroveso)

Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Coro Lirico Marchigiano 'V. Bellini', Michele Gamba, Luigi Di Gangi e Ugo Giacomazzi (direction)

This production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma from the Macerata Opera Festival was described by the Italian press as "a perfect synthesis of cast, direction, sets, lighting and costumes"; the aria Casta diva received a standing ovation. Among the superb cast, Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri stands out in the title role, along with Italian mezzo Sonia Ganassi, who shines as Adalgisa.

Video Format/ Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9

Audio Format: PCM 2.0 – Dolby digital 5.1

Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German,

Japanese and Korean

Region code: 0 – All regions

Recording date & place: July/August 2016 –

Arena Sferisterio – Macerata, Italy

Duration: 144 min.

Notes: Italian / English

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DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Dynamic - 37768

(DVD Video)

$27.00

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Bellini: Norma

Bellini: Norma


Maria Josè Siri (Norma), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa), Rubens Pelizzari (Pollione), Nicola Ulivieri (Oroveso)

Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Coro Lirico Marchigiano 'V. Bellini', Michele Gamba, Luigi Di Gangi e Ugo Giacomazzi

This production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma from the Macerata Opera Festival was described by the Italian press as "a perfect synthesis of cast, direction, sets, lighting and costumes"; the aria Casta diva received a standing ovation. Among the superb cast, Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri stands out in the title role, along with Italian mezzo Sonia Ganassi, who shines as Adalgisa.

Audio Format: PCM STEREO 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD Master

Audio Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German,

Japanese and Korean

Region code: 0 – All regions

Recording date & place: July/August 2016 –

Arena Sferisterio – Macerata, Italy

Duration: 144 min.

Notes: Italian / English

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Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Dynamic - 57768

(Blu-ray)

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Saint-Saëns: Rare Piano Works, played on a 1923 Pleyel

Saint-Saëns: Rare Piano Works, played on a 1923 Pleyel


Saint-Saëns:

Suite for Piano in F major, Op. 90

Improvisation: Allegretto malinconico

Album pour Piano, Op. 72

Mazurka for Piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 21

Mazurka for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 24

Mazurka for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 66

Thème Varié Op. 97

Feuillet d'Album, Op. 169


Mario Patuzzi (piano)

The Italian virtuoso pianist Mario Patuzzi made this recording on a historic 1923 Pleyel piano at the Swiss Radio studios. The programme features works by Camille Saint-Saëns that are very rarely heard.

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Dynamic - CDS7796

(CD)

$15.00

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Mady Mesplé - A Portrait

Mady Mesplé - A Portrait


anon.:

Maman, dites-moi

Non, je n'irai plus au bois

Jeune fillette

Chaynes:

Quatre poemes de Sappho

Delibes:

Où va la jeune Indoue? 'Bell Song' (from Lakmé)

Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles (from Lakmé)

Lakmé! Lakmé!...Tu m'as as donné le plus doux rêve (from Lakmé)

Les filles de Cadix

Donizetti:

C'en est donc fait...Par le rang et par l'opulence...Salut à la France (from La fille du régiment)

Il dolce suono mi colpì di sua voce! … Spargi d'amaro pianto (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Fauré:

Arpège, Op. 76 No. 2 (Samain)

Gounod:

O ma belle rebelle

Hahn, R:

Y’a des arbres … C’est sa banlieue

Nous avons fait un beau voyage (from Ciboulette)

A Chloris

Quand je fus pris au pavillon

Infidélité

L'heure exquise

Lalo:

Cher Mylio À l'autel, j'allais rayonnant (Le Roi d'Ys)

Lecocq:

Je soupire et maudis le destin...O Paris, gai séjour de plaisir (from Les Cent Vierges)

Lehár:

Viljalied (from Die lustige Witwe)

(sung in French)

Liszt:

Bist du!, S277

Massé, V:

Au bord de chemin … Cette nuit, sur ma croisée

Massenet:

Du gai soleil, plein de flamme (from Werther)

Messager:

Le jour sous le soleil beni (from Madame Chrysanthème)

Petite dinde (from Veronique)

Duo de l'escarpolette (from Veronique)

Offenbach:

Les oiseaux dans la charmille (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Je suis veuve d’un colonel (from La vie parisienne)

On va courir, on va sortir (from La Vie Parisienne)

Voici, j'en prendrai un, deux, trois, quatr', cinq (from Pomme d'Api)

Pedro possede une guitare (from M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le)

Poulenc:

Fiançailles pour rire, FP101

C

A sa guitare

Les chemins de l'amour

La Dame de Monte Carlo

Ravel:

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

Ballade de la reine morte d'aimer

Manteau de fleurs

Rodrigo:

Cuatro madrigales amatorios: De los álamos vengo, madre

Rossini:

Di piacer mi balza il cor (from La gazza ladra)

Roussel:

Deux Poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26

Satie:

Le chapelier

Daphénéo

La diva de l'empire

Je te veux

Thomas, Ambroise:

Ah, pour ce soir...Je suis Titania (from Mignon)

Villa-Lobos:

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)

Vivaldi:

In furore iustissimae irae, RV626


Mady Mesplé (soprano)

Homage to the remarkable French soprano Mady Mesplé, these four CDs comprise opera, operetta, song and contemporary music in many of her most celebrated roles, such as Lucia di Lammermoor, Lakmé (the Flower Duet was her most famous success) or Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann).

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Erato - 9029577098

(CD - 4 discs)

Normally: $17.75

Special: $16.00

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Epicycle - Vinyl Edition

Epicycle - Vinyl Edition


Vision

Seikilos Epitaph

Ancient Mode, Pt. 1

Ancient Mode, Pt. 2

Opus 100

God Music

Im Wundersch nen Monat Mai

Louange l’ ternit de Jesus

Ave Generosa


Gyða Valtysdóttir (cello)

Epicycle collects Gyda’s new and unique visions of existing classical pieces, covering a range broad enough to include the great master Sergei Prokofiev, through to 20th century experimental music theorist Harry Partch, via the “Seikilos Epitaph” - the oldest known surviving musical composition in the world. Gyda’s background comprises both indie music (she co-founded the hugely acclaimed in her teens) and classical (a student of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, she holds a Double Masters in music).

Icelandic Music Awards Winner: Best Album

“Eerie and spacious, holding onto the supernatural quality that has always characterized Gyda’s work while spinning off in new (or, more specifically, old) directions” - Stereogum

“It’s evocative, moving, and reminds you that the power of music transcends time and space.” - Reykjavik Grapevine

“Eins og fallegur draumur [Like a beautiful dream].” - Morgunblaoio (Iceland)

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$19.25

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Ella Fitzgerald: Live at the Concertgebouw, 1961

Ella Fitzgerald: Live at the Concertgebouw, 1961

The Lost Recordings


Ella Fitzgerald (vocals), Lou Levy (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Wilfred Middlebrooks (bass), Gus Johnson (drums)

After a memorable performance in Berlin, 1960, Ella Fitzgerald was once again singing to a packed concert hall in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Norman Granz, serious and to the point, introduced the musicians. Lou Levy had long been accompanying Ella. The quartet took the stage with the singer herself. In her fresh, almost girlish voice and that hint of characteristic impertinence, she launched into Too Close for Comfort, followed by On a Slow Boat to China. By now the singer had the audience firmly in the palm of her hand. The performance was quite the opposite of what took place in a recording studio. Fitzgerald settled in as if she were in her living room, welcoming each spectator like a privileged guest and each song she sang, a gracefully proffered glass of champagne. The pieces had to be kept short because she had to see that all the members of the public were served. Ranging from the melancholy of Heart and Soul to her teasing in the midst of Lorelei, when she announced that she was about to strip, overall she was witty, dynamic and rousing. Just before starting You’re Driving Me Crazy, she made a request: ‘I need a handkerchief!’ and it’s easy to imagine her winking as she resumed after a brief ‘Thank you. Back to work!’ There would never be a dull moment with Ella. During the stream of joy she poured out for her audience, she always made sure to include her closest friends: composers Rodgers and Hart with My Funny Valentine; her ‘own’ George Gershwin with the oh-so-tender I’ve Got a Crush on You; not to mention the venerable ‘Mr Paganini’, when she got the words mixed up. That was the moment the audience had been waiting for – everyone knew that the ensuing scat would be captivating. Mack the Knife was the moment to give the inventory of a host of her friends and she surpassed herself with her take of Satchmo. By now, it was the end of the party, and true to herself, the hostess-with-the-mostest saw her guests out with a version of Saint Louis Blues that

was as festive as it was electrifying. You could count on Ella, always resourceful, always entertaining. As Bing Crosby so aptly said, ‘Man, woman, or child, Ella is the greatest of them all’

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Viaggio nel tempo

Viaggio nel tempo


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV156 'Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe': Arioso

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

Eccles, H:

Double bass sonata in G minor

Koussevitzky, S A:

Andante, Op. 1 No. 1

Valse Miniature, Op. 1 No. 2

Chanson triste, Op. 2

Humoresque, Op. 4

Kurtág:

Jelek, for solo cello, Op. 5b

arr. for double bass

Montag, L:

Extrême for double bass and piano

Piazzólla:

Kicho


Ernö Racz (double bass), Veronika Trisko (piano)

“There can hardly be more intractable material for bravura passages than the

double bass.” – contrasting these words by the doyen of Viennese critics,

Eduard Hanslick (1825–1904), Hungary-born Ernö Racz, solo double bass

player at the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, steals the show with his

brilliant style of playing, where even the most virtuoso pieces are mastered

with ease. On his latest album by the title “Viaggio nel tempo” with Veronika

Trisko, piano, he presents original pieces like Extrème by Lajos Montag, short

pieces by Serge Koussevitzky, Signs, Games and Messages for double bass

solo by György Kurtág or the double bass solos from symphonies by Joseph

Haydn, as well as arrangements like the Sonata for violin and b.c. G minor by

Henry Eccles, the Arioso from the Cantata BWV 156 by J. S. Bach or the

Nocturne No. 20 by Frederic Chopin. Kicho by Astor Piazzolla is dedicated to

Piazzollas longtime friend and colleague Enrique “Kicho” Díaz, regarded as

one of the most brilliant interpreters of the tango of his day

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Gramola - GRAM99102

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$16.00

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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