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Alphorn & Nordic Winds - Vinyl Edition

Alphorn & Nordic Winds - Vinyl Edition


Alakotila:

Concerto Grosso

Burki:

Weltreise Suite

Kantelinen:

Karelian Echoes

Kurki-Suonio:

Nordic Winds

Rütti:

Concerto for Alphorn & Strings


Paul Taylor orCHestra

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Solo Musica - SMLP264

(Vinyl)

$31.75

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Brahms: The 2 Sonatas for Piano and Cello

Brahms: The 2 Sonatas for Piano and Cello


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99


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Solo Musica - SM269

(CD)

$16.00

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Hommage á Ysaÿe

Hommage á Ysaÿe


As one of the greatest violin virtuosos, Eugene Ysaÿe inspired the world.

He was also a compassionate chamber musician, great teacher and fascinating conductor. It was after his return to Belgium in July 1923, when, at the age of 65 Ysaÿe wrote his best-known work: the Six Sonatas for violin solo Op.27, each of them dedicated to a European violinist.

Like the Solo sonatas and Partitas of Bach and like the 24 Capricci of Paganini, Ysaÿe’s sonatas demonstrate not only astonishing technical innovations, but are also a powerful poetic expression of his time. On his new CD Sergey Malov combines Ysaÿe’s violin sonatas with works by Bach and those European violinists, to whom these sonatas are dedicated.

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Solo Musica - SM275

(CD)

$16.00

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Imogen Holst: String Chamber Music

Imogen Holst: String Chamber Music


Holst, I:

Phantasy Quartet

Duo for Viola and Piano

String Trio No. 1

The Fall of the Leaf

Sonata for Violin and Cello

String Quintet


Simon Hewitt Jones, David Worswick, Tom Hankey, Oliver Coates, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Daniel Swain

One of NMC's commitments to new music is rescuing significant recordings that have been deleted.

Award-winning album of first recordings of Imogen Holst's chamber works (originally released on the Court Lane Music label)

Stylistically, many of the works share a similar soundworld to early Tippett and Finzi, however during the 1930s Imogen heard Berg's Wozzeck in Vienna, which had a profound impact.

Her Sonata for Violin and Cello, written during this time, explores a darker, more unsettling dissonance.

It is thanks to Imogen (and Colin Matthews) that NMC Recordings was created, back in 1989, with support from the Holst Foundation.

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NMC - NMCD236

(CD)

$13.75

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Andriessen, L: Theatre of the World

Andriessen, L: Theatre of the World


‘One of Europe's greatest living composers.’ — Guardian

‘Brilliant and deep, Andriessen's music compels from start to finish. A dizzying work that's vast in scope yet unnervingly claustrophobic.’ — Los Angeles Times

Nonesuch releases Louis Andriessen’s ‘grotesque stagework’ Theatre of the World — recorded live during the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2016 world premiere performances with conductor Reinbert de Leeuw and director Pierre Audi. The nine-scene multi-media work, which was commissioned by the Philharmonic with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, features a libretto by Helmut Krausser. Theatre of the World is a far-ranging exploration of the German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680). Kircher, the author of thirty books, ‘made a determined effort to summarize all of contemporary knowledge, and link it to Christian theology’, according to John Henken’s program note.

Leigh Melrose performs the role of Kircher; Lindsay Kesselman is a boy who leads Kircher and his patron, Pope Innocenzo XI (sung by Marcel Beekman), on a journey. Steven van Watermeulen is Janssonius, Kircher’s Amsterdam publisher; Mattijs van de Woerd is Carnifex, the hangman; and Cristina Zavalloni is Sor Juana. The Los Angeles Times calls her ‘ravenously ecstatic … the real vocal soul of the opera’.

Louis Andriessen, according to London’s Guardian, is ‘not only the leading Dutch composer of our time, but one of the most important figures in European music in the last half century, whose influence has spread far beyond that of his own works’. His music has explored politics, time, velocity, matter, and mortality in five works for large ensemble: De Staat (Nonesuch, 1991), De Tijd (Nonesuch, 1993), De Snelheid, De Materie (Nonesuch, 1996), and Trilogy of the Last Day. In addition to Theatre of the World, his stage works include the La Commedia (Nonesuch, 2014), Writing to Vermeer (Nonesuch, 2006), and Rosa: The Death of a Composer (Nonesuch, 2000), as well as the monodrama Anaïs Nin. Nonesuch also released an album with his De Stijl and M is for Man, Music, Mozart in 1994. Andriessen’s recent awards include the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, the Caecilia Prize, and the Grawemeyer Award.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres—orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop—at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.

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Nonesuch - 7559793618

(CD)

Normally: $21.25

Special: $19.50

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)


‘An outstanding set. It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas.’ – New York Times

‘Goode’s accounts of the piano sonatas in concert and on disc are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale. They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener – the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified. Superb.’ – Guardian

‘One of the finest interpretations ever put on record.’ – Gramophone

This is a reissue of Richard Goode's Grammy-nominated, 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven sonatas – the first by an American-born musician – which was originally released in 1993 to widespread critical acclaim.

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Goode has made more than two dozen recordings over the years, ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. A native of New York, Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute.

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Nonesuch - 7559793638

(CD - 10 discs)

Normally: $40.00

Special: $34.75

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Graun, C H: Christmas Oratorio

Graun, C H: Christmas Oratorio


Monika Mauch (soprano), Marion Eckstein (alto), Georg Poplutz (tenor) & Raimund Nolte (bass)

Arcis Vocalists & Baroque Ensemble L’arpa festante, Thomas Gropper

A work caught the attention of musicians during the late 1990s – a Christmas Oratorio by C.H. Graun. The only known copy of it was being housed in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. But it has so far been impossible to determine either the name of the manuscript copyist or an exact dating of the work and copy. There are many indications that this is a work from the composer’s phase prior to his years in Berlin. After The Death of Jesus, Thomas Gropper and his Arcis Vocalists now proudly present the second oratorio of Graun as a CD production for OehmsClassics.

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Oehms - OC1876

(CD)

$12.50

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Live from Taipei: Cello Concertos by Elgar, Schumann and Korngold

Live from Taipei: Cello Concertos by Elgar, Schumann and Korngold


Elgar:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Korngold:

Cello Concerto in C major, Op.37

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129


Wen-Sinn Yang (cello)

Taiwan Philharmonic, Shao-Chia Lü

The cellist Wen-Sinn Yang and the conductor Shao-Chia Lü live and work in Germany. Both were trained at important music o academies in Berlin and Vienna. During the 2016/17 season Wen-Sinn Yang was invited to perform several concerts as artist in residence with the Taipei National Symphony Orchestra. The performances of three concertos in June 2017 were so enthusiastically received that it was decided to release them as live recordings. The wonderful acoustics of the National Concert Hall in Taipei and the amicable dialogue between soloist and conductor have thus been preserved on this CD.

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Oehms - OC1883

(CD)

$12.50

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Heggie: It’s a Wonderful Life

Heggie: It’s a Wonderful Life


William Burden (George Bailey), Andrea Carroll (Mary Hatch)

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Patrick Summers

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer knew before they ever wrote a note or a line of It’s a Wonderful Life that there are challenges in adapting a treasured classic for the operatic stage. After all, Heggie and Scheer’s hit 2010 opera Moby-Dick raised the same challenges: how could they remain faithful to the source material and still create something new, which emphasized the story’s innate operatic qualities?

For It’s a Wonderful Life, Heggie and Scheer responded by keeping the basic plot and characters from the beloved Frank Capra film version but changing the perspective. But in a departure from the film, all the action takes place from Clara’s perspective and in her realm. Seventy mirrored doors represent portals in time and space, which Clara uses to piece together the events of George’s life in an effort to understand what has brought him to this moment of despair.

Critics said the “feel good” work (Opera Warhorses) “dispels any notion that you may have about expecting the opera to duplicate the film [and has a] crazy-quilt score that may be Heggie’s most delightful concoction” (Theater Jones). As the Houston Chronicle critic summed up, “George Bailey would be proud.”

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Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Pentatone American Operas - PTC5186631

(SACD - 2 discs)

Normally: $22.75

Special: $20.75

(also available to download from $20.00)

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available. (Available now to download.)

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations


Pablo Casals (cello) & Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Pablo Casals' (1876-1973) recordings of Beethoven’s complete music for cello and piano with that other musical legend, the American (but Hungarian born and educated in Vienna) pianist Rudolf Serkin, now in vastly improved sound.

[Producers note: This is the original Philips edition, in stereo. The present masters start from the Philips tapes preserved in Paris (Polygram). Sony partially reissued this complete set in 2004. I do not have the precise days of recording, but they date from Prades 1953/4. Sound is incomparable!]

“Serkin is at his delectable best, Casals’s rhythmic energy is as great as ever: remember the cello’s prodigious first entry in the 1938 Dvorak concerto.” Sunday Times, 14th May 2017

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Praga Digitals - PRD250372

(CD - 2 discs)

$19.25

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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