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Voyages

Voyages


Breville:

Harmonie du soir

Chabrier:

L'Invitation au voyage

Debussy:

Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire

Duparc:

L'Invitation au voyage

Romance de Mignon

La Vie antérieure

Fauré:

Chant d'automne Op. 5 No. 1

Hymne Op. 7 No. 2

Rollinat:

Le balcon

Harmonie du soir

Schubert:

Der Strom, D565 (poet unknown)

Mignon I (Heiß mich nicht reden) D726

Mignon II (So laßt mich scheinen) D727

Kennst du das Land (Mignons Gesang), D321

Severac:

Les Hiboux


Mary Bevan (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Soprano Mary Bevan and pianist Jopseph Middleton perform a programme exploring the genius of Baudelaire and Goethe, and how texts by them unlocked very specific musical landscapes in settings by Debussy, Duparc, Chausson, de Bréville, Séverac, Fauré and Schubert.Praised by Opera for her “dramatic wit and vocal control” in stand out performances on opera and concert platforms, Mary Bevan is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist award and UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music. Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field. Described in the BBC Music Magazine as “one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder”, he has also been labeled “the cream of the new generation” by The Times and “a perfect accompanist” by Opera Now

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Signum - SIGCD509

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Bohemia

Bohemia


Dvorak:

Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57 (B 106)

Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin & Piano, Op. 75

Janacek:

Violin Sonata

Suk:

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17


Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Huw Watkins (piano)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen is joined by pianist Huw Watkins for a new disc exploring folk-inspired Bohemia from before the First World War – featuring works by Antonin Dvořák, Josef Suk and Leoš Janáček.This disc followsTamsin’s recent critically-praised disc of Roy Harris and John Adams’ Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as previous discs with Huw Watkins exploring some lesser-known gems of the violin and Piano repertoire.

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Signum - SIGCD510

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In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1

In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1

Orlando Gibbons – Complete Consort Anthems


Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

We praise Thee, O Father

In Nomine a 5 No. 1 in D minor

This is the Record of John

Great King of Gods

Do not repine, fair sun

In Nomine a 5 No. 2 in G minor

Glorious and powerful God

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord

O all true faithful hearts

Sing unto the Lord

In Nomine a 5 No. 3

See, see, the Word is incarnate

Lord, grant grace


Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, Magdalena Consort, Peter Harvey

Leading performers of 17th-century music Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and the Magdalena Consort (directed by Peter Harvey) combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for this first complete recording of the consort anthems of Orlando Gibbons. Gibbons’ music is one of the artistic glories of the first Stuart reign. Amongst his sacred compositions, verse anthems such as This is the record of John and Behold, thou hast made my days are long acknowledged masterpieces, amongst the greatest in all English sacred music, but best known to most in their setting for choir and organ. Here they are presented together with an array of other great anthems, some of them scarcely known, in their more intricate and colourful versions for consort accompaniment.Following the instruction of such contemporary writers as Morley and Caccini, these radical new performances place communication of text at the forefront, seeking to rediscover the dramatic essence of the verse anthem that made it arguably the most effective musical creation of the English Reformation. With the incisive declamatory skill of several of the UK’s leading period performers, they reveal the extraordinary rhetorical and poetic power of this music, as it might have been heard in the Chapel Royal and the private domestic chapels of early 17th century England

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Bax: Symphony No. 2 & Winter Legends

Bax: Symphony No. 2 & Winter Legends


Bax:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor and C major

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens

Winter Legends

John McCabe (piano)

BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, Raymond Leppard


English composer Arnold Bax was born in the late nineteenth century but had his maturity and came to prominence in the first half of the twentieth. His was an affluent and literate London-based family and Bax was able to pursue a dazzling career undistracted by worldly necessities. He had no need to earn a living, teach, give concerts, court the great and good or chase commissions. In this sense he was like his ultimately more popular contemporary Vaughan Williams. No stranger to writing songs, chamber music and piano solos, Bax seemed most fluently at ease with the orchestra.

The Second Symphony, written in London and Geneva, carries a dedication to Serge Koussevitsky who directed the premiere with his Boston Symphony Orchestra on 13 December 1929. Eugene Goossens gave the United Kingdom premiere on 30 May 1930. Bax who had not been able to travel to Boston, wrote: “I feel very grateful to Eugene for his brilliant performance … which lifted it at last for me into a purely abstract world. So for the moment I feel unduly tender towards its grim features.”

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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov: Songs

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov: Songs


Rachmaninov:

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5

Sing not, O lovely one (Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne), Op. 4 No. 4

A dream, Op. 8 No. 5

Summer nights Op.14 No. 5

At my window, Op. 26 No.10

I await you, Op.14 No. 1

The Muse, Op. 34 No. 1

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

A Dream, Op. 38 No. 5

Tchaikovsky:

Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1

He loved me so, Op. 28, No. 4

O ditya, pod okoshkom tvoim (Serenade), Op. 63 No. 6

Nochy bezumnïye, Op. 60 No. 6

Zabït tak skoro (So soon forgotten)

Noch' (Night), Op. 60 No. 9

Den' li tsarit? (Does the day reign?), Op. 47 No. 6

Wait, Op. 16 No. 2

Smert' (Death), Op. 57 No. 5

If only I had known, Op.47, No.1

Solitude ('Again, as before, alone'), Op. 73 No. 6


Lyubov Petrova (soprano), Vladimir Feltsman (piano)

LYUBOV PETROVA

Opera News hails Lyubov Pe trova as a “soprano of ravishing, changeable beauty, blazing high notes and magnetic stage presence.” In the 2017-18 season, she sings her first performances of Freia in Das Rheingold with both the London Philharmonic and Odense Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the Metropolitan Opera for their productions of Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte. Recently, she sang her first performances of Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Florida Grand Opera, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and Sofya in Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest at the Concertgebouw. In her native Russia, she has sung Violetta in La traviata, Lyudmila in Glinka’s Ruslan i Lyudmila, the title role in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snow Maiden, and Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride. She was also featured as the Queen of the Night on the 2006 film of The Magic Flute directed by Kenneth Branagh.

VLADMIR FELTSMAN

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 20th-century composers. A regular guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, he appears in the most prestigious concert series and music festivals all over the world.

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Nimbus - NI6350

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Halo - Music for Piano

Halo - Music for Piano


Kendall:

On the chequer’d Field Array’d

Phibbs:

Preludes (6)

Tabakova:

Modétudes

Halo

Nocturne


Andrew Matthews-Owen (piano)

"I have long enjoyed performing and recording a wonderful variety of contemporary music by some of our most exciting and innovative composers. Most of this repertoire has been for voice and piano, or chamber ensemble, affording me the joy and privilege of working with numerous fine and distinguished musicians.

This CD is however my first recording of contemporary music for solo piano, and has been a revelatory and inspiring experience.

Introducing music written in our own time is atonce a joy and a responsibility. Often, and despite our best efforts , some very good scores are heard on only a handful of occasions. For many listeners it will be their first encounter with a new composer. Thus a clear belief in the sound world of every composer one premieres is vital not just to the success of a new piece by to winning or losing pote ntial admirers for living composers. The composers on this disc dwell in very different yet equally marvellous sound worlds." -Andrew Matthews-Owen

Described recently as a ‘splendid keyboard artist’ (Fanfare Magazine USA), ‘an immaculate accompanist… dashing virtuosity’ (BBC Music Magazine) and ‘a superlative pianist’ (MusicWeb International), Andrew Matthews-Owen enjoys a busy career as a pianist and performance coach. He has partnered numerous leading contemporary singers and musicians and future engagements include recitals with Susan Bickley and Claire Booth featuring premieres of new works by Jonathan Dove and Augusta Read Thomas.

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Nimbus - NI6354

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Augusta Read Thomas - Ritual Incantations

Augusta Read Thomas - Ritual Incantations


Thomas, Augusta:

Ritual Incantations

David Finckel (cello)

Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Felix Chiu-Sen Chen

Chi

premiere recording

Spektral Quartet

Qi

premiere recording

Third Coast Percussion

Angel Tears & Earth Prayers

Allen Harrington (saxophone), Lottie Enns-Braun (organ)

Klee Musings

premiere recording

Civitas Ensemble

Rhea Enchanted

premiere recording

Scott Kluksdahl (cello)

Venus Enchanted

premiere recording

Scott Kluksdahl (cello)

Dappled Things

premiere recording

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club, Daniel Stowe

Eurythmy Etudes

premiere recording

Lynn Raley (piano)


The present collection of Augusta Read Thomas's works spans 18 years, from 19 99 to 2017. It juxtaposes the two sides of Thomas that we've already encountered in previous volumes, the large-scale thinker in the cello concerto Ritual Incantations, the piano trio Klee Musings and the recent string quartet Chi, and the miniaturist in the six other works which on this disc act as satellites to the above-mentioned three larger works. Two sides that, paradoxically, seem to share more similarities than differences. Common to all the works collected here are the sunny, freewheeling lyricism, luminosity, sense of colour, spontaneity, caprice, playfulness and spirituality which have long been ineradicable characteristics of her nuanced music, all tied up with an irrepressible energy and a sense of irreducible concision no matter how expansive the time frame, of taking all the time in the world to say everything that needs to be said in any given piece, but not a second more than that!

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Elegy for Pamela

Elegy for Pamela

Six new string quartets to commemorate the life and works of Pamela Majaro


Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 - Cavatina

Frances-Hoad:

Invocatio

Haasler:

A Fugue for Pamela

Knotts:

At the Mid Hour of Night

McDowall:

To a Nightingale

Panufnik, R:

Votive

Waley-Cohen:

Vitae

Zinn:

Koi Nidrei Memorial


Wihan Quartet

When I decided to mount a memorial concert for Pamela it was clear to me that chamber music had to be the basis upon which to plan the event. Chamber music pervaded her life for many years and it was appropriate to use it as the vehicle for projecting her love and dreams. The other decision I reached very quickly was that the best ensemble to perform the whole programme was the Wihan Quartet from Prague. Pamela looked after them with great affection ever since they won the First Prize as well as the Audience Prize of the London International String Quartet Competition in 1991. The Wihan Quartet always referred to her as ‘our English mother’.

Simon Majaro

In every generation one encounters a few (very few) individuals, who thro ugh their dedication, steadfastness and creative determination have left an indelible mark on the community at large. The late Pamela Majaro was one of those individuals. She adored chamber music and its vast repertoire from an early age. She harboured a nostalgia for the days when chamber music in the more enlightened western world was performed in homes in front of invited friends. She was determine d to remove the notion that chamber music was an elitist genre of music. Any group o f players, including enthusiastic amateurs, she felt, could form an ensemble and play for their own pleasure and their friends. That was what she viewed as the essence of chamber music. The main obstacle to this dream was the sad fact that the younger generation showed no interest or knowledge of this wonderful form of music. It was sufficient to attend chamber music concerts in public venues to note the absence of young faces. So she decided that the first challenge was to change the age profile of the audiences by attracting children and young people to chamber music concerts.Together with her husband Simon she set up charity in 1988, CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, with the aim of attracting the younger Generation to chamber music. P amela was the driving force of the whole project. In a single-minded fashion and with total commitment, she developed a multifaceted series of activities designed to attract the youth of this country to the idea that chamber music is fun. Both Pamela and her husband Simon were awarded MBE’s in 201 0 for establishing CAVATINA and all its education work. Pamela represents a wonderful role model for others who aspire to enhance the music education systems of this nation.

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Barney Kessel & The Poll Winners

Barney Kessel & The Poll Winners


DISC ONE (1957/8)

The Poll Winners

Jordu

Satin Doll

It Could Happen To You

Mean To Me

Don’t Worry ’Bout Me

On Green Dolphin Street

You Go To My Head

Minor Mood

Nagasaki

The Poll Winners Ride Again

Bee-Deedle-Dee-Do

Volare

Spring Is Here

The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Custard Puff

When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along

Foreign Intrigue

Angel Eyes

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down

DISC TWO

Poll Winners Three!

Soft Winds

Crisis

The Little Rhumba

Easy Living

It’s All Right With Me

Mack The Knife

Raincheck

Minor Mystery

The Masquerade Is Over

I Hear Music

Exploring The Scene!

Little Susie

The Duke

So What

Misty

Doodlin’

The Golden Striker

Li’l Darlin’

The Blessing

This Here


For many jazz lovers, Barney Kessel (1923-2004) remains the most complete master of the electric guitar in jazz history. In the late 50s he dominated the jazz polls, as did bassist Ray Brown (1926-2002) and drummer Shelly Manne (1920-1984), and the three joined forces as ‘The Poll Winners’, firmly establishing the form of the jazz guitar trio. All four of their classic LPs of the period are now presented in their entirety on Retrospective’s new double album. The 37 tracks spotlight not only Kessel’s phenomenal artistry, but the endlessly subtle interplay between three supremely talented jazz musicians. Enjoy once more this generous helping of West Coast Jazz at its very finest.

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Retrospective - RTS4318

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Beliczay: Symphony No. 1 & Serenade

Beliczay: Symphony No. 1 & Serenade


Beliczay:

Symphony No. 1, Op. 45

Serenade, Op. 36


Budapest Concert Orchestra, Tamas Gal

This is our first Hungarian Romantic CD. Julius Beliczay is a truly sensational but forgotten composer who completely mastered the symphonic art. Much influenced by Robert Schumann and some believe his orchestrations are even better. We know numerous excellent composers who began their careers as an officer, official or doctor. However, it is quite rare that someone, in this case Beliczay, performed excellently in both civil duties and in music. He was an accomplished mathematician and he received a Master of Science and Engineering in 1857. He was employed as an engineer in a private railway company in Vienna. The company, founded in 1846, was responsible for the greater part of the expansion of the Hungarian railroad network. When the corporate management in 1871 moved to Pest he followed. The Ministry of Communications appointed him chief engineer within the four-year-old Hungarian State Railways (MÁV). The Government sent him to Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium to study the European rail services along with the music education system in these countries. In 1886, he left his position as a principal consultant. Thanks to the organization of the railway company, he was able to retire to devote himself exclusively to music. In 1888, he was appointed by Ödön Michalovich (Erkel's successor as headmaster at the Academy of Music) to become professor of composition. He became ill and resigned in 1892 and died April 30, 1893.

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