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Imagination

Imagination


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Bach, C P E:

Trio Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard, Wq.88, H.510

Corrette, M:

Sonata in B flat

Handel:

Viola Concerto

Podbielski, C:

Sonata in A major for viola da gamba and basso continuo

Telemann:

Fantaisie in A minor, TWV 33:19

Fantaisie in F major, TWV 33:25

Canonic Sonata in B flat major, TWV 41:B3

Wolff, C M:

Sonata in C major for harpsichord obbligato and violetta


Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler (viola da braccio) & Matthias Krampe (harpsichord)

Pandolfis Consort

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Gramola - GRAM99161

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$16.00

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Manolis Kalomiris: Complete Works for Solo Piano

Manolis Kalomiris: Complete Works for Solo Piano


Kalomiris:

Ballade No. 1 in E minor

Ballade No. 2 in A flat

Ballade No. 3 in E flat

Rhapsody No. 1

Rhapsody No. 2, ‘Song to the Night’

Five Preludes

Nocturne

Patinada

Ya Ta Hellinopoula (For Greek Children), Vol. 1

Ya Ta Hellinopoula (For Greek Children), Vol. 2

Ya Ta Hellinopoula (For Greek Children), Vol. 3

Anatoliki Zografia (Oriental Picture)


Olivier Chauzu (piano)

Manolis Kalomiris is seen as the father of modern Greek music, his ideals shaped from the start by a desire to create a Greek national school, and his devotion to education reflected in the superbly crafted volumes For Greek Children written throughout his life. This is the first and only release of his complete solo piano music on CD. On Naxos there are two orchestral albums of works by Kalomiris in its Greek Classics series, the Third Symphony [8557970] described as 'beautiful and powerfully gripping' by MusicWeb International, and another programme including orchestrations of the two piano Rhapsodies [8572451].

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Grand Piano - GP748

(CD)

$16.00

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Brahms: Transcriptions for Solo Piano by Paul Klenge

Brahms: Transcriptions for Solo Piano by Paul Klenge


Brahms:

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115


Christopher Williams (piano)

The 19th century witnessed an almost insatiable demand for arrangements and transcriptions to be played on domestic pianos. Brahms himself wrote such works under the names GW Marks and Karl Würth but friends and colleagues also contributed. The violinist, pianist and conductor Paul Klengel, brother of the eminent cellist Julius, made solo piano versions of the Horn Trio and the Clarinet Quintet, transcribing with remarkable fidelity and sensitivity Brahms myriad expressive and technical demands.

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Grand Piano - GP749

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$16.00

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Luboš Fišer: Complete Piano Sonatas

Luboš Fišer: Complete Piano Sonatas


Fiser:

Piano Sonata No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 4

Piano Sonata No. 5

Piano Sonata No. 6 'Fras'

Piano Sonata No. 7

Piano Sonata No. 8


Zuzana Imurdová (piano)

Lubox Fiser was one of the most influential and versatile Czech composers of the twentieth century, with a prolific and impressive body of work for the stage, screen and concert hall. Fiser’s eight piano sonatas (of which the second is lost), were composed for the instrument described by the composer as ‘his greatest love of all.’ Retaining a special place in Fiser’s oeuvre, they became an intimate diary of his constantly evolving compositional style, from his student days and the neo-classical Sonata No. 1, through the experimental sonatas of the 1960s and 1970s, to the simplicity of melodic line and the immediate emotional impact of the final sonata, No. 8.

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Grand Piano - GP770

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Herreweghe - the harmonia mundi years

Herreweghe - the harmonia mundi years


Philippe Herreweghe recorded for harmonia mundi from 1981 to 2008, nearly three decades during which he patiently revisited four centuries of repertory, offering a new approach to this music. Herreweghe’s attitude to the scores he performs goes far beyond the printed editions, with the special insights he owes to his training as a psychiatrist and to an in-depth study of musical rhetoric in the Baroque period. In the latter respect, he takes his place as the spiritual heir to Nikolaus Harnoncourt and, still more, to Gustav Leonhardt. His adventure with harmonia mundi began in the early 1980s; among his earliest recordings for the label, then based in Saint-Michel-de-Provence before its move to Arles in 1986, was one of the very first exhumations on disc of the grands motets of Henry Du Mont, composer to the Chapelle Royale. This key institution of the reign of Louis XIV had given Philippe Herreweghe the name of the ensemble he founded in 1977, at a time when the second generation of ‘Baroqueux’ (as they were known in those days) were in the process of establishing a presence in all the leading venues of Europe and America, from concert hall to opera house: William Christie, Christophe Coin, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Gérard Lesne, Jordi Savall, John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood – to name only a few.

From Mahler to Schoenberg is only a short step: in his regular collaborations with the Ensemble Musique Oblique, the maestro continued his incursions into musical worlds closer to us in time, from Webern to Kurt Weill, from Fauré to Pascal Dusapin – showing, every time, an exclusive attraction to masterpieces. Whatever the repertory or the style he tackles, Philippe Herreweghe’s ambition is less to unearth rare works than to decipher the underlying meaning of the monuments of musical history. This was the resolve that prompted him to make two recordings of the St Matthew Passion and three of the B minor Mass (the second of these is on harmonia mundi) and to record two different versions of the St John Passion! Rather than call the score or the sources into question, his aim was to recover the original gesture and reveal the hidden signification and the philosophical ambitions of the work in question; these multiple attempts – all of them highly accomplished, as it happens – bear witness to a lifetime’s efforts.

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Harmonia Mundi - HMX290882655

(CD - 30 discs)

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Transoceanic

Transoceanic


Bach, C P E:

Fantasia for keyboard in F major, Wq. 59/5 (H279)

Burzyńska:

Misty Reflections

Duarte, C:

Epifanía

Messiaen:

Le baiser de L'Enfant-Jésus (XV from Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus)

Ruiz, F:

Tropical Triptych


Alfredo Ovalles (piano)

'Transoceanic' is Venezuelan pianist Alfredo Ovalles's his first recording after settling down in Vienna. It will certainly create a stir, among other reasons because of how he shows the way in which "Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus by Messiaen" harmonizes with the "Fantasia in F major No. 5" by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Alfredo Ovalles coherently and logically shows connections between the pianistic art of CPE Bach with the Caribbean/Folkloristic sounds of his fellow countryman Federico Ruiz, the contemplativeness of Olivier Messiaen, and the energetic sound of the Polish composer Nikolet Burzynska.

With untiring drive, Ovalles devotes a big part of his work to new compositions. He is not only responsible for Venezuelan premieres of works by Alfred Schnittke, György Kurtág and Toru Takemitsu, but has also performed premieres by living composers such as Nikolet Burzynska, Thomas Wally, Alessandro Baticci and Angel Hernandez-Lovera with ensembles such as Diaspora Duo, Green Thing Ensemble and The Black Page Orchestra.

Composers such as Mirela Ivicevic, Diana Rotaru and Margareta Ferek-Petric are currently writing works that Alfredo will bring to life for the first time. He is also preparing the Italian premiere of Annie Gosfield's Phantom Shakedownin one of his programs.

As an international soloist, Alfredo Ovalles has played in places such as London's King's Place, the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, among several others. His chamber music partners have included Edicson Ruiz, with whom he played in the Berlin Philharmonie.

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Hello Stage - HLSCD004

(CD)

$14.00

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Rachmaninov & Shostakovich: Cello Sonatas

Rachmaninov & Shostakovich: Cello Sonatas


Rachmaninov:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Shostakovich:

Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40


Audun Sandvik (cello), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

The two performers, both in frequent demand internationally as soloists and chamber musicians, teach at the Norwegian Academy of Music. They have performed as a duo for many years, and this is their first CD release together.

We know that our seafaring ancestors cultivated a strong tradition of singing. And Russian singing, especially in a religious context, is a renowned hallmark of the country's rich culture. Both composers featured on this album were partial to the human voice.

Many regard the cello as one of the instruments best able to reproduce the human voice. It is tempting to presume that both Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich were motivated by the cello's matchless range of expression when each wrote his powerful sonata and, mind you, with the piano as wholly equal partner. Each was considered one of the most outstanding piano virtuoso sof his generation and knew his instrument through and through.

Shostakovich's cello sonata (opus 40) was his first instrumental sonata. Rachmaninoff's (opus 19), on the other hand, was his last in this genre and his last chamber music work altogether. The sonata was overshadowed by the immense success of his second piano concerto, which had been premiered only one month earlier. We find many musical similarities between the two works. Following this glittering period, Rachmaninoff devoted himself to pure piano music, and to larger works for choir or orchestra.

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LAWO - LWC1131

(CD)

$15.00

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Sci-fi-Lieder

Sci-fi-Lieder


Mæland:

KOMMEN Du Vid Meg?

Ad undas - Sci-fi Lieder from the North Sea!

Stine Janvin Motland (vocals), Sanae Yoshida (piano)

Through Surfaces

Glimpse - Vanished

String Quartet In Two Movements


Ovyind Mæland

The composer ØYVIND MÆLAND (*1985) says of this recording:

The works on this CD were written in the period 2008-2012. Already this feels remarkably long ago, at the time I was a student at the Norwegian Academy of Music, but because I realize that these works have been important to me as a composer I have neither been able nor wanted to throw them to the wind. I found many elements that pointed towards more recent works such as 'Étude ralentissante', also recorded on LAWO (LWC1115), by Stine Motland and the ensemble Aksiom. This is contemporary music scored for very traditional instrument combinations such as piano solo, duo for violin and piano, string quartet, and Lieder - the latter, however, with the prefix 'sci-fi'.

Ad undas - Sci-fi Lieder from the North Sea! (2011). In 2010 impro-singer Stine Janvin Motland, pianist Sanae Yoshida and I began a collaboration which resulted in the song cycle Ad undas - Sci-fi-Lieder fra Nordsjøen!, ten songs with words taken from Øyvind Rimbereid?s canonized extended poem 'Solaris korrigert' (2004). Subsequently the idea arose to expand the cycle into a dramatic work, and in 2013 the opera Ad undas - Solaris korrigert premiered at the Norwegian Opera. Ad undas - literally meaning 'to the waves'.

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LAWO - LWC1135

(CD)

$15.00

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Con Cierto Toque De Tango

Con Cierto Toque De Tango


Joner:

Vino Y Se Fue

Victoriosa

Violin Concerto 'Con Cierto Toque De Tango'

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Valserita

Julie

Retrolonga

Mil Vias

Mi Viejo Dolor

Concerto Grosso


Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Tango For 3, Sverre Indris Joner

Con cierto toque de tango translates as "With a certain hint of tango".

Orchestrating Argentine tango does present its challenges. One possible solution is to try to make the orchestra sound as much like a tango ensemble, an 'orquesta tipica', as possible. Another option is to cut a few corners and translate it into an easier language for the more conventional orchestra to decipher. A third is to invent new, unfamiliar solutions. I've done a bit of all three here.

The violin concerto Con cierto toque de tango was commissioned by Hugo Ticciati for O/Modernt in Stockholm, a festival which focuses on reflections of the musical past in the present, an agenda consistent with my own. The title translates to 'with a certain hint of tango'. Musically, there?s probably more than just a hint of tango in this concerto, considering that the movements are named after the Argentine dance forms - milonga, zamba and tango.

Sverre Indris Joner (born 1963, in Oslo) is a composer, arranger, orchestra leader, pianist, percussionist (and occasional author, illustrator, actor etc.). He has founded and lead a number of orchestras and bands, most of them associated with Latin American music.

Violinist and composer Henning Kraggerud's extraordinary position as an artist is the result of his versatility and passion for music. He regularly performs with many of the world's leading orchestras as well as at major international festivals and arenas, including the BBC Proms.

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LAWO - LWC1137

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$15.00

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Scriabin: Symphony No. 2 & Piano Concerto

Scriabin: Symphony No. 2 & Piano Concerto


Scriabin:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 29


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LAWO - LWC1139

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