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Shakespeare: The Tempest

Shakespeare: The Tempest


Simon Russell Beale (Prospero), Joe Dixon (Caliban), Mark Quartley (Ariel), Jenny Rainsford (Miranda), Simon Trinder (Trinculo), Tony Jayawardena (Stephano) & Oscar Pearce (Antonio)

Gregory Doran (director)

In a unique partnership with Intel, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production uses today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him.

Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

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Rossini: Guillaume Tell

Rossini: Guillaume Tell


Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell), Malin Byström (Mathilde), John Osborn (Arnold Melchtal), Sofia Fomina (Jemmy), Nicolas Courjal (Gesler), Alexander Vinogradov (Walter Furst), Enkelejda Shkosa (Hedwige), Eric Halfvarson (Melcthal), Michael Colvin (Rodolphe), Samuel Dale Johnson (Leuthold), Enea Scala (Ruodi)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Damiano Michieletto (director)

Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt.

Rossini’s score, here performed in its original French, is one of his most outstanding and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a spectacular and thought-provoking production.

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Shakespeare: The Tempest

Shakespeare: The Tempest


Simon Russell Beale (Prospero), Joe Dixon (Caliban), Mark Quartley (Ariel), Jenny Rainsford (Miranda), Simon Trinder (Trinculo), Tony Jayawardena (Stephano) & Oscar Pearce (Antonio)

Gregory Doran (director)

In a unique partnership with Intel, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production uses today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him.

Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

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Au grand orgue Pierre-béique

Au grand orgue Pierre-béique


Alain:

Fantasmagorie

Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Dupré:

Cortège et Litanie, Op. 19 No. 2

Goulet:

Citius, altius, fortius!

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux

Vierne, L:

Pièces de fantaisie, 3rd suite, Op. 54: No. 6, Carillon de Westminster

Widor:

Andante sostenuto (2nd movement from Symphonie Gothique, Op 70)

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1


Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ of Montreal Symphony Hall)

In selecting the program for his first solo recording, Jean-Willy Kunz was naturally drawn to music by composers from his native France including Jehan Alain, Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupre, and Louis Vierne, while a work by Quebecois Maxime Goulet provides a contemporary flavor. These are paired with the great Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach. A highlight of this recording is Kunz's transcription of Camille Saint-Saens' Le Carnaval de animaux, which he first performed in 2014 for the inauguration of the Pierre-Beique organ. Kunz's transcription demonstrates the organ's ability to render a wide range of orchestral colors and textures. The organ at Maison symphonique de Montreal was designed and built for teh OSM by the renowned organ builder Casavant in collaboration with architects Diamond Schmitt and Aedifca. The large scale opus 3,900 organ boasts 109 registers, 83 stops, 116 ranks and 6,489 pipes, and holds its own in orchestral works.

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Songbird

Songbird


Argento:

Spring (from Six Elizabethan Songs)

Barber:

St. Ita's Vision (No. 3 from Hermit Songs)

Bizet:

Chanson d'Avril

Brahms:

Regenlied, WoO23

Unbewegte laue Luft (No. 8 from Acht Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 57)

Mädchenlied, Op. 107 No. 5

Britten:

On This Island, Op. 11: No. 3, Seascape

Chausson:

Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement, Op. 36 No. 2

Les Papillons, Op. 2 No. 3 (Gautier)

Debussy:

L'ame evaporee

Il pleure dans mon cœur (No. 2 from Ariettes Oubliées)

Fauré:

Le secret Op. 23 No. 3

Gounod:

Viens! Les gazons sont verts

Sérénade

Liszt:

Der Fischerknabe, S.292 No. 1

Purcell:

Music for a while, Z583

Quilter:

Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op. 3 No. 2 (Tennyson)

Strauss, R:

Efeu, Op. 22 No. 3

Wolf, H:

O wär dein Haus durchsichtig wie ein Glas

Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten (No. 46 from Italienisches Liederbuch)


Layla Claire (soprano), Marie-Eve Scarfone (piano)

Praised for her colorful, flexible voice and graceful stage presence, Canadian soprano Layla Claire is proud to present Songbird, her first solo recital recording. Songbird features English songs by Britten and Barber, French melodies by Debussy, Bizet, Chausson, and German Lieder by Brahms, Wolf and Strauss. She is accompanied by pianist Marie-Eve Scarfone. An expressive and experienced concert singer, Ms. Claire has worked with Bernard Haitink, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Kent Nagano. Her extensive international recital presence has included programs of art song at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, and a multi-city tour of Canada as the winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition. While still a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Layla Claire made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Don Carlo, led by Yannick Nezet-Segun. She has since returned to the stage for several guest appearances including the creation of the role of Helena in the Baroque pastiche The Enchanged Island under William Christie's baton, and as Anne Truelove in The Rake's Progress conducted by James Levine.

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Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 & Notturno

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 & Notturno


Schubert:

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929

Notturno in E flat major for piano trio, D897 (Op. post.148)


Trio Alba

Trio Alba releases a new audiophile recording of Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat major.

One cannot get too much of certain good musical things. One of these things is certainly Franz Schubert's magnificent Piano Trio in E flat major D. 929, which is one reason why this new recording by the Trio Alba is very much welcome. The Notturno D. 897 composed at about the same time as the trio and forming the perfect conclusion to this CD may have been a discarded slow movement from another trio.

The musicians of the Trio Alba met while studying together in Graz and ever since then have regularly performed at leading festivals throughout the world. The ensemble has a very special relationship with Schubert's E flat major trio: 'If you see the sun setting' is the first line of the Swedish folk song in the second movement - which inspires even more joyful anticipation of the dawn, 'alba' in Italian!

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Széchényi: Songs

Széchényi: Songs


Széchényi:

Romances (6): La Cendrillon

Si J'etais Petit Oiseau

Aubade

S'il L'avait Su

Maudit Printemps

À Une Femme

Le Rosier

Das Blatt Im Buche

Vorbei

Komm, O Nacht

Là Bas

Waldeinsamkeit

Nachtgruss

Der Gefangene

Erster Schnee

Ja Winter War's

Die Lerchen

Bölcs

Der Träumende See

O Komm' In Mein Schifflein

Il Ritrovo In Mare

Es Fällt Ein Stern Herunter


Katharina Ruckgaber (soprano), Jochen Kopfer (bartitone), Peter Thalheimer (csakan), Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Imre Széchényi composed throughout his life - even though he really and truly had many other things to do. After diplomatic missions to Rome, Stockholm, Brussels, Paris, and St. Petersburg he represented the interests of the Habsburg monarchy as the Austro-Hungarian ambassador in imperial Berlin.

Bismarck's famous and notorious Alliance of the Three Emperors bears Széchényi's signature, and he played a significant role at the Berlin Conference on the Congo.

His international experience is also reflected in his songs, which on this rewarding new release are now certainly being heard for the first time in very many years.

Accompanied by Helmut Deutsch on the venerable 'Manfred Bürki' Steinway D, Katharina Ruckgaber and Jochen Kupfer once again bring these wonderful songs to life. Whether alone or in a duet, the manifold influences in Széchényi's musical language distinguished by internationalism invite us to discover familiar things in surprising things.

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Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6

Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6


Ustvolskaya:

Piano Sonata No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 4

Piano Sonata No. 5

Piano Sonata No. 6


Antonii Baryshevskyi (piano)

„ ‚What we are about to hear is not a performance by conceptual artists who have decided to set a discarded Bechstein or Blüthner on fire – no, we are going to hear piano pieces by Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya.’ The words of the renowned Dutch music critic quoted above offer a precise, vivid description of the musical output of one of the most enigmatic composers of our time.

It is hard to apply the usual musicological jargon to Ustvolskaya‘s music. She was not the apocalypse of the 20th century; she was its echo. Thanks to providence, she was never sent to one of Stalin’s concentration camps: destiny allowed her to live in seclusion as an artist never blinded by hopes of success. In choosing solitude, she was by no means a Romantic “hero” fleeing from reality, overtly proud of fulfilling a mission or playing an exclusive role. Her seclusion, instead, was the bitter loneliness of a noble soul trembling in view of the world’s utter imperfection. She mourns for it. She prays for us. Ustvolskaya chose to live the life of a hermit. Contact with other human beings was something she often found difficult – even with musicians who really liked her. As she put it herself: “My sincerest wish would be to crawl into a barrel like Diogenes and just live secluded therein. That would be the best option for my life.................“. (Excerpts from the liner notes by Iosif Raiskin)

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Armida Quartett: Fuga Magna

Armida Quartett: Fuga Magna


Bach, J S:

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus I

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus IV

The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus XI

Beethoven:

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

Goldberg:

Sonata in C Minor, DürG 14

Haussmann, V:

Fuga prima

Fuga seconda

Mozart:

Adagio & Fugue in C minor for Strings, K546

Scarlatti, A:

Sonata a quattro in D minor


Armida Quartett

The act of thinking and composing in counterpoint – in fugues – has reigned as the supreme musical discipline ever since Western music emerged around the year 1200 from the shadows of purely oral transmission to be codified in writing, initially in mensural notation.

Our seven-league-boot journey across the realm of fugue begins with the two earliest published German works in the genre for instrumental ensemble from the year 1602. The first of them has ethereal motifs which it rather cautiously explores, whereas the second is based on the folk song O Nachbar

Roland, mein Herz ist voller Pein (which Samuel Scheidt arranged as a magnificent canzone for strings in 1621). Haussmann’s Fugae are written “for all kinds of instruments”: idiomatic passagework for violin is thus entirely absent here, and only emerged as a stylistic trait in the course of the 17th century.

Alessandro Scarlatti is the composer of four sonatas that are to be performed senza cembalo, as he specifies, and which are often referred to as the first string quartets. The animated movements are complex counterpoint constructions; the middle movements are tortuous harmonic meanders brimming with ligature et durezze; the final movements are all short, ironic minuets with the two violin parts in unison.

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Enescu, Ravel & Skalkottas: Violin Sonatas

Enescu, Ravel & Skalkottas: Violin Sonatas


Enescu:

Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 25 'dans le caractère populaire roumain'

Ravel:

Violin Sonata in G major

Tzigane

Skalkottas:

Petite Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Violin and Piano


Jonian-Ilias Kadesha (violin) & Nicholas Rimmer (piano)

It would be wrong to classify Nikos Skalkottas as a National Romantic composer. However, only certain works such as the Greek Dances for orchestra or the Two Little Suites for violin and piano have kept his name from falling into oblivion. The Two Little Suites reflect a shift in his last creative years: while maintaining typically strict structural control, Skalkottas was nevertheless evolving toward a less complex style......

George Enescu was Romania’s true musical ambassador. He belonged to the first generation of composers born in the relatively young Kingdom of Romania, but left his native land as a seven-year-old child prodigy to study in Vienna, then in Paris: from then on, he led a cosmopolitan life. He would soon become a world-famed celebrity: first as a violinist, soon also as a composer, pianist and conductor. Yehudi Menuhin, his most renowned pupil, referred to Enescu as the most extraordinary human being he ever encountered. Several recordings of Enescu playing the violin have been preserved, including his own Third Violin Sonata with Dinu Lipatti, his godchild, as a sensitive accompanist on the piano......

Begun before the Tzigane but only completed thereafter, the Violin Sonata in G Major was dedicated by Ravel to the above-mentioned Hélène Jourdan-Morhange, a violinist who was both his friend and advisor. In the meantime she had contracted rheumatism in her fingers and could no longer play the sonata in public. None other than George Enescu stepped in to ensure the work’s resounding success in its world première with Ravel at the piano. (Excerpts from the line notes by Johannes Jansen)

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