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JS Bach: Ouvertures

JS Bach: Ouvertures


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV119 'Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn'

arr. A. Bernardini for orchestra

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068

Cantata BWV194 'Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest'

arr. A. Bernardini for orchestra

Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV1069


Like many German composers of his time, Johann Sebastian Bach also devoted himself to the French style with its characteristic dances and rhythmic ouvertures. His regular contact from an early age with French musicians and dance masters living in Germany made him very familiar and competent with the typical features of French music. Among the results of this interest are his orchestral ouvertures, of which BWV 1066, 1068 and 1069 with large scoring are presented in this recording. German composers occasionally liked to experiment freely with both the French and Italian styles, with the aim to originate that “gemischter Stil” (mixed style) that was so praised by Quantz and others. As an example of a free adaptation of an overture, Bach’s first chorus from Cantata BWV 110 adopts the first movement of the Orchestral Suite BWV 1069 with the addition of a 4-parts choir. Other of his cantatas begin with a chorus in overture form, and it is very likely that they are also his own arrangements of previous instrumental versions which are lost, as happened with many of his Cöthen works.

On the basis of this conjecture, Zefiro has included in this recording the reconstruction of instrumental overtures based on the opening choruses of Bach Cantatas BWV 119 and 194.

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Arcana - A400

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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Paul Schöffler (Hans Sachs), Otto Edelmann (Veit Pogner), Hugo Meyer-Welfing (Kunz Vogelgesang ), Wilhelm Felden (Konrad Nachtigall), Karl Dönch (Sixtus Beckmesser), Alfred Poell (Fritz Kothner), Erich Majkut (Balthasar Zorn), William Wernigk (Ulrich Eisslinger), Hermann Gallos (Augustin Moser), Harald Pröglhöf (Hermann Ortel), Franz Bierbach (Hans Schwarz), Ljubomir Pantscheff (Hans Foltz), Günther Treptow (Walther von Stolzing), Anton Dermota (David), Hilde Gueden (Eva), Else Schürhoff (Magdalene) & Harald Pröglhöf (Ein Nachtwächter)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

This recording of Die Meistersinger was one of the first operas released on LP by Decca in January 1952. Act II was recorded in 1950 and released separately; a year later came Acts I and III. It was also the first complete studio recording of the opera to be released on LP, and came early in a series of celebrated opera recording with the Vienna State Opera company. (A live recording of the 1951 Bayreuth Festival production under Karajan appeared at about the same time.)

It was no small achievement to get this, Wagner’s longest single opera, on disc, and not surprisingly there were some problems, particularly – as early critics pointed out – of balance, both of orchestra with voices, and between voices themselves. Yet these shortcomings are less in evidence now, and pale beside the opportunity to hear the music sung by a cast drawn from one of the great post-war opera companies – including Otto Edelmann, Anton Dermota, Günther Treptow and Hilde Gueden.

But perhaps it is above all for Paul Schöffler’s Hans Sachs, however, that this set is valuable. For many, Schöffler was the great post-war Hans Sachs. Few singers have rivalled Friedrich Schorr in this role, but perhaps Schöffler came closest. His was a warm bass-baritone voice with a wide range of colouring, as much at home in Mozart as in darker roles such as Iago. He brought to Sachs a generous and sympathetic tone evident in the monologues, particularly those in the third act (his ‘Johannisnacht’ is exquisite), but also a feeling for the humour and humanity of the piece that many other interpreters have lacked.

Hans Knappertsbusch is the other star of this recording. He coaxes playing of great sensitivity from the Wiener Philharmoniker. Time and again he shows us aspects of the music rarely revealed, conjuring up a more magical, less hectic midsummer than is customary.

“While Hans Knappertsbusch often wielded a heavy hand over most things Wagnerian, here his conducting elicits lightness, fluidity, and genial inflection from the Vienna Philharmonic, even when the tempos err on the slow side (Act 3’s endless procession). By and large the singers are outstanding, relishing Wagner’s words without a hint of “speech-singing”.” Classics Today

“Whichever version you own or plan to acquire, this old Knappertsbusch may be the most authentic for both conducting and singing – as long as you can accept the ageing sound and disregard the less than ingratiating singing of Treptow. Most of all it is a wonderful tribute to the art of Paul Schoeffler and his deeply moving human portrayal of Hans Sachs. In that respect it is a desert-island-set” MusicWeb International

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Australian Eloquence - ELQ4807194

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Franz & Carl Doppler: The Complete Flute Music, Vol. 1

Franz & Carl Doppler: The Complete Flute Music, Vol. 1


Doppler, F:

Fantasie on Hungarian Motives for 2 flutes & piano, Op. 35

Duettino sur des motifs americains, Op. 37

Preciosa, de C M von Weber

Potpourri on Meyerbeer's Dinorah

Fantasie for 2 flutes & piano ('Rigoletto-Fantasie'), Op. 38

Fantasy on a Theme of Beethoven, Op. 46

La Muette de Portici, de DFE Auber

Doppler, K:

Az ujabb Magyar zene gyongyei. Fuzet 1


Claudi Arimany, Andrea Griminelli, János Bálint, Shigenori Kudo (flutes), Joan Espina (violin), Alan Branch (piano)

Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche, Leonardo Martínez

The Doppler brothers played a significant role in the Austro-Hungarian Empire's musical life, both as performers, conductors and composers. They maintained close connections with Franz Liszt, Ferenc Erkel and Jozsef Bajza, the director of the Budapest Opera. This is the first release in a set of 10 CDs comprising the Dopplers' complete music for flute(s), including various arrangements. Flautist Claudi Arimany spent decades researching this project, inspiring many famous musicians to become involved in its realisation.

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Capriccio - C5295

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Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2

Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2


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Capriccio Encore - C8006

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2


Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 - arrangement for orchestra


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Capriccio Encore - C8010

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Cherubini: Coronation Mass; Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn

Cherubini: Coronation Mass; Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn


Cherubini:

Missa per l'incoronazione Carlo X (1825)

Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn


Marilyn Schmiege (soprano) & Martyn Hill, Paolo & Barbacini (tenors)

Cappella Coloniensis & Kölner Rundfunkchor, Gabriele Ferro

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Capriccio Encore - C8013

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Richard Strauss: Don Juan

Richard Strauss: Don Juan

and other works


Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Capriccio


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Capriccio Encore - C8015

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Paisiello: La Grotta di Trofonio

Paisiello: La Grotta di Trofonio

World première recording. Sung in Italian


Benedetta Mazzucato (Dori), Caterina Di Tonno (Rubinetta), Matteo Mezzaro (Artemidoro), Domenico Colaianni (Don Gasperone), Angela Nisi (Eufalia), Daniela Mazzucato (Madama Bartolina), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Trofonio) & Giorgio Caoduro (Don Piastrone)

Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Giuseppe Grazioli

This production of Giovanni Paisiello's La grotta di Trofonio marks the bicentenary of the composer's death. First performed in 1785, the opera buffa was a resounding and enduring success. The cave of the philosopher-sorcerer Trofonio was well-known in ancient Greece. Those who were granted permission to question the oracle were given two types of water to drink: the first made one forget all one’s worries; the other made one remember what had been witnessed in the cave. In this opera's libretto, the characters of those who go into the cave are transformed. This throws the lives of two young sisters into confusion, when their lovers accidentally enter the cave and emerge radically changed. This production is in the hands of a cast of specialists in this repertoire, including Domenico Colaianni, Daniela Mazzucato and Giorgio Caoduro.

Recording date & place: July 2016 – Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, Italy

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Dynamic - CDS7754

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Liszt-Beethoven Complete Symphonies Vol. 2

Liszt-Beethoven Complete Symphonies Vol. 2


Beethoven:

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Liszt:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat ‘Eroica’ from S464


Gabriele Baldocci (piano)

Liszt’s vast output includes a large number of piano transcriptions of pieces that range from Bach organ works to extracts of Wagner, as well as virtuoso fantasias and ‘paraphrases’ of operas by numerous composers, including Mozart, Verdi and Gounod. Liszt freely re-imagined the original works in order to produce dazzling performances. But his piano transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine symphonies are entirely different. These accounts are profoundly faithful to the score, prepared with minute attention to matters of instrumental timbre on the one hand, and suitably pianistic translations of orchestral textures and techniques on the other.

This is the second volume of the complete Liszt piano transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, released on five separate CDs. The first (CDS731), featured Symphonies Nos 1 and 6. This new release features Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), and the 6 Bagatelles Op. 126.

Gabriele Baldocci is a brilliant young pianist and rising star; he is held in high regard by Martha Argerich, with whom he often appears in concert.

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Dynamic - CDS7771

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Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 5

Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 5


Strauss, R:

Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

Metamorphosen


This is the fifth and final installment of the Strauss Complete Tone Poems Cycle performed by the Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg under their chief conductor François-Xavier Roth.

The other volumes in this cycle have been positively reviewed all over the world.

The orchestra and conductor are a perfect match for Richard Strauss' lively and ecstatic music.

Conductor François-Xavier Roth enjoys a worldwide reputation.

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