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December 2013

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Beethoven: The Symphonies

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Beethoven: The Symphonies

and reflections


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Kancheli:

Dixi

Šerkšnytė:

Fires

Shchedrin:

Beethovens Heiligenstädter Testament

Staud:

Manai

Widmann, J:

Con brio


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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

II. Andante cantabile con moto

III. Menuetto - Allegro molto e vivace

IV. Adagio - Allegro molto

Johannes Maria Staud: Maniai

Maniai

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

I. Adagio molto - Allegro molto

II. Larghetto

III. Scherzo

IV. Allegro molto

Misato Mochizuki: Nirai

Nirai

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"

I. Allegro con brio

II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai

III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin: Beethovens Heiligenstadter Testament

Beethovens Heiligenstadter Testament

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60

I. Adagio - Allegro vivace

II. Adagio

III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace

IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

I. Allegro con brio

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro

IV. Allegro

Raminta Serksnyte: Fires

I. Misterioso

II. Con brio

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"

I. Awakening of Cheerful Feelings Upon Arrival in the Country: Allegro ma non troppo

II. Scene by the Brook: Andante molto mosso

III. Merry Gathering of Country Folk: Allegro

IV. Thunderstorm: Allegro

V. Shepherd's Song: Happy and Thankful Feelings after the Storm: Allegretto

Giya Kancheli: Dixi

Dixi

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace

II. Allegretto

III. Presto, assai meno presto

IV. Allegro con brio

Jorg Widmann: Con brio

Con brio

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

I. Allegro vivace e con brio

II. Allegretto scherzando

III. Tempo di menuetto

IV. Allegro vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso

II. Molto vivace

III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato

IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai

Gramophone Magazine

December 2013

“This is an exceptional realisation of Beethoven's nine symphonies, one of those rare occasions when one is left with a feeling of having been in the presence of the thing itself. The key to the cycle's success is the quality of the musicianship...the dramatic and expressive elements are derived from within”

BBC Music Magazine

February 2014

***

“Jansons adopts...an approach which takes into consideration the historically informed approach of the last 30 years, but is still aware of what performances were like in the great German tradition...If you want vigorous conducting, immaculate but lean playing, and unfailingly sprightly tempos in the Beethoven, this set is for you.”

New York Times

December 2013

“This set would be eminently recommendable if only for the nine Beethoven symphonies, performed with muscularity and flair.”

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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, February 2013


Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana), Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin), Elena Maximova (Olga), Pavol Breslik (Lensky), Peter Rose (Prince Gremin) & Diana Montague (Madame Larina)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Robin Ticciati (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)

Kasper Holten's inaugural production as Director of Opera for The Royal Opera returns to Pushkin's verse novella to reveal the shadows of memory which haunt Tchaikovsky's lyric tragedy. Using doubles to suggest the paths taken, or not taken, by its two impulsive protagonists, Holten gives eloquent voice to the loss and regret that lies at the heart of Eugene Onegin. Simon Keenlyside and Krassimira Stoyanova bring both experience and dynamic energy to the pair of protagonists, while the youthful, 'heartrending' tenor of Pavol Breslik and the idiomatic sweep of Robin Ticciati's 'inspired' conducting (The Independent) were enthusiastically received at the premiere of this visually opulent staging.

Kasper Holten’s first production since becoming Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati – Music Director designate of Glyndebourne.

Outstanding cast led by Simon Keenlyside and Krassimira Stoyanova.

Extra features: Director’s Commentary, and a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 154 minutes

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“Holten's principals break the heart: Krassimira Stoyanova's aching, ringing Tatyana embraces her youthful alter ego at the core of the Letter Scene; baritone Simon Keenlyside's 'old' Onegin wills tenor Pavol Breslik's handsome Lensky not to die...Ticciati mirrors the production's palpitations” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 *****

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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, February 2013


Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana), Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin), Elena Maximova (Olga), Pavol Breslik (Lensky), Peter Rose (Prince Gremin) & Diana Montague (Madame Larina)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Robin Ticciati (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)

Kasper Holten's inaugural production as Director of Opera for The Royal Opera returns to Pushkin's verse novella to reveal the shadows of memory which haunt Tchaikovsky's lyric tragedy. Using doubles to suggest the paths taken, or not taken, by its two impulsive protagonists, Holten gives eloquent voice to the loss and regret that lies at the heart of Eugene Onegin. Simon Keenlyside and Krassimira Stoyanova bring both experience and dynamic energy to the pair of protagonists, while the youthful, 'heartrending' tenor of Pavol Breslik and the idiomatic sweep of Robin Ticciati's 'inspired' conducting (The Independent) were enthusiastically received at the premiere of this visually opulent staging.

Kasper Holten’s first production since becoming Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati – Music Director designate of Glyndebourne.

Outstanding cast led by Simon Keenlyside and Krassimira Stoyanova.

Extra features: Director’s Commentary, and a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 154 minutes

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Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“Holten's principals break the heart: Krassimira Stoyanova's aching, ringing Tatyana embraces her youthful alter ego at the core of the Letter Scene; baritone Simon Keenlyside's 'old' Onegin wills tenor Pavol Breslik's handsome Lensky not to die...Ticciati mirrors the production's palpitations” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 *****

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Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro

Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro


Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch (director)

Orlande de Lassus, Europe’s most famous musician during his lifetime, created nothing finer than the 'Lagrime di San Pietro', a collection of 20 spiritual madrigals and one motet for seven voices. A cycle of intense reflections on the sorrows of St Peter following his denial of Christ, it was assembled shortly before the composer’s death in 1594 and dedicated to Pope Clement VIII. Into this collection Lassus pours every dramatic nuance and piece of harmonic invention he could possibly muster, hurling the listener through the stages of Peter’s rage, remorse and resignation, and concluding with a motet which presents Christ’s response to the world.

Gallicantus (Latin for ‘song of the rooster’) add to their already impressive catalogue of works on Signum with this new recording. Their previous release 'The Word Unspoken', sacred music by William Byrd and Philippe de Monte, was picked as a critics' choice disc 2012 by BBC Radio 3 CD Review.

“Crouch makes his singers follow the nuances most carefully, underlining words and phrases through dynamic shading and looking for the optimum transparency...This is a thoroughly compelling performance which has all the qualities necessary to make a lasting good impression.” MusicWeb International, 13th November 2013

“The sound image is compelling on its own terms, with the homogeneity typical of ensembles with countertenors on the top lines. But it's a flexible interpretation nonetheless...an involving experience.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“Everything Gallicantus touches seems to turn to gold… A large part of the appeal comes from the wonderfully blended all-male sound countertenors Mark Chambers and David Allsopp cover the whole stave with ease, supported by a rich scaffolding of tenors, baritones and low, low bass.” Early Music Today, December 2013

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Chopin: Polonaises Nos. 1-7

Chopin: Polonaises Nos. 1-7


Rafal Blechacz’ recital of Chopin’s Polonaises will be welcomed by his large number of fans, who have eagerly awaited this release.

Blechacz’s way with Polonaises will be a landmark recording of this highly emotional, popular and poetic music. The recording will include seven Polonaises, one of which is the Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, op. 61 “Polonaise Fantaisie”.

He is one of Deutsche Grammophon’s best-selling young artists – his stunning albums have sold more than 180,000 units worldwide.

His last album, featuring Debussy and Blechacz’s compatriot Szymanowski was named winner of the “Best Classical Album of the Year” at the Polish Fryderyk Awards and went Gold in his native country within a week of release in February 2012.

“He has the requisite power to assert his presence, as Chopin so often does at the start of these pieces, but he also has the breadth of understanding to temper his tonal strength, depth and muscle with tenderness, lyrical warmth and a pianistic palette of both rich and delicate colours.” The Telegraph, 20th September 2013 *****

“Displaying a brilliantly secure technique, the young Polish pianist is fully up to the challenges of these glittering pieces. He also feels the nostalgia and longing of the music, and hearing him play the Polonaises is like hearing an authentically Viennese performances of a waltz.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 ****

“I think we all might agree on a new benchmark with the arrivel of this recording from Rafal Blechacz...It is a rare integrale in which every work is as technically successful and musically convincing as all its companions...this is Chopin-playing of the highest order, with recorded piano sound that far surpasses the earlier versions.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“Temperamental and poetic, the Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz...is in his natural habitat here, playing with crisp rhythm and powerful sound.” New York Times, 1st January 2014

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Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories

Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories


Tenebrae return to the sublime music of Tomás Luis de Victoria on Signum with this recording of his timeless Tenebrae Responsories. The works mix the words of the Gospels with other texts commenting on collective suffering written around the 4th century, and would traditionally have been performed as part of a moving service in which candles are slowly extinguished to mark the progress and suffering of Christ that forms the Passion story.

“This beautifully realised release from Tenebrae goes a long way to confirming their position as the one of - if not the - finest chamber choirs at work in Britain today...The singing itself is marvellous throughout. When the sopranos sing alone the effect is bright, pearly and luminescent...The tightness of the ensemble is a thing to marvel at” MusicWeb International, 14th October 2013

“this recording is the most nuanced and telling available. First there is the sheer sound of the ensemble: beautifully balanced and tuned with, at times (Caligaverunt oculi), an almost glassy perfection. Next there is an exceptional awareness of the different narrative voices...Finally there is the seamless, architectural line...This really is excellent.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2013 *****

“It's music of extraordinary restraint yet powerful dramatic charge...Tenebrae's performance conveys much of that sense of drama in the smallest inflections...It's a beautifully judged and scaled performance.” The Guardian, 14th November 2013 ****

“Under Short’s direction, Tenebrae create a sound combining the meticulous, the meditational and the madrigalian.” Financial Times, 23rd November 2013 ****

“a recording that strips all excess musical flesh aside, exposing the chilly bones of these penitential masterpieces...The heart of the cycle...is almost impossibly charged, its balance of vocal fragility and tensile strength discovering the emotional paradox at the core of this music.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“This disc, like their recent recording of his Requiem, bridges the spiritual gulf between church and concert hall, and their appreciation of the text and its meaning is especially profound. The blend is gorgeous and awareness of individual lines and voices always serves both the music and its meaning.” Choir & Organ, January/February 2014

“Nigel Short avoids monotony through tempo changes and dynamic contrast: some sections are splendidly vigorous; others – the end of ‘Seniores populi’, for instance – are magically rapt. ‘Tenebrae factae sunt’ is appropriately transposed down by an octave and sung by the tenors and basses. The eponymous choir, 13 strong, is exemplary.” Early Music Today

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 19 February 2011


LPO Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has a great affinity with the German Romantic repertoire. His previous LPO Label disc, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, received great critical acclaim and is one of the most popular discs on the label.

In Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), Mahler married together for the first time the lyricism of the song-cycle and the formal ambition of the symphony, describing it as ‘probably the most personal composition I have created thus far’.

This live 2011 concert recording from Royal Festival Hall features two of Britain’s finest soloists: tenor Toby Spence and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, who is particularly renowned for her Mahler interpretations.

“it finds the tenor Toby Spence in ringing voice for the demanding Drinking Song...[Connolly] has rarely sung with such limpid beauty...Nézet-Seguin perfectly captures the yearning for lost youth and resigned acceptance of mortality that pervades Mahler’s masterpiece.” Sunday Times, 29th September 2013

“This strikes me as the real deal...The players, on top form, are participants rather than accompanists...For all that [Spence's] timbre is unmistakeably English, on CD at least he is never drowned out and there is much sensitivity too. What can there be left to say about Sarah Connolly, whose performances these days are pretty much beyond praise?” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“one smudged turn apart, the orchestral playing is perfect, the crucial oboe, flute and clarinet solos the best I've heard. Nezet-Seguin's vision is suitably hyperaesthetic - he is already an idiomatic Mahler conductor, so imagine what he'll be like in ten years' time.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 ***

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Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen

Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126


Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are considered a magnum opus of the piano repertoire, a towering contribution to the genre and an entire encyclopaedia of pianism. Following his monumental exploration of the 32 Sonatas, András Schiff has recorded - on two period instruments - remarkable, contrasting versions of the Diabelli Variations alongside major late works with intrinsic ties to them.

The Sonata Op. 111 and the Diabelli Variations (CD 1) are played on an original Bechstein grand from 1921, and the second reading of the Diabelli Variations (paired with the Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 on CD 2) on a Hammerflügel fortepiano from Beethoven’s own day.

This gives listeners a unique opportunity to compare the rich range of these highly contrasting sonic universes, a world apart from modern day instruments. The first is a studio recording from Lugano in December 2012, while the fortepiano version was recorded at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn in July of the same year. In his liner note András Schiff acknowledges the value of having been able to consult the previously unknown original manuscript of the Variations which provided invaluable insight into Beethoven’s compositional process - with his penmanship and writing speed offering subtle hints as to crescendos, tempos and arcs of tension - and intentions.

“That performance revels in the very lack of homogeneity in the soundworld of the instrument itself, with its distinctly different character in each register...Balances and perspectives shift constantly within the music, and Schiff exploits the effects quite wonderfully...The whole world of the variations opens out” The Guardian, 3rd October 2013 *****

“No pianist has a greater awareness of sound-colour than Andras Schiff...The Brodmann, despite its relative lack of power, offers the broader palette. The Bechstein projects with greater strength and a beguiling singing tone.” Sunday Times, 6th October 2013

“Something of a beauty contest is likely to ensue when the same work is played on two different instruments, and there is a surprising overall winner...[the Variations prove] more colourful and textural on the older instrument, with all its ticks, thuds and bell-like sweetness.” The Independent on Sunday, 27th October 2013

“The differences are fascinating...Yet either piano’s textures and reverberations would mean little without Schiff’s artistry and intelligence...The Diabelli Variations have never seemed so playfully filled with irony, comic pratfalls and the wild goose chase. Whatever instrument he uses, Schiff rewards the closest listening.” The Times, 1st November 2013 ****

“Schiff's passion for this music, and his ability to communicate it, is apparent in every bar...The two instruments he plays each have a lean tone and the interpretation of the Diabellis doesn't alter much. Played on the Bechstein, the work's close relationship to Op. 111...is obvious.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 ****

“I've been convinced of the success with which pianist and both instruments inhabit everything undertaken here. It's an impressive achievement.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“A feast for piano connoisseurs – played with unflinching self-belief and wrapped in demonstration-quality sound” Financial Times, 14th December 2013

“The predictably penetrating, intense playing of the mighty Diabellis on this disc is to be expected from Andras Schiff, but there’s a twist: he does them twice...The result is a primer on pianism.” New York Times, 13th November 2013

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Bach - Cantatas Volume 55

Bach - Cantatas Volume 55


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV69 'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele'

Cantata BWV30 'Freue dich, erlöste Schar'

Cantata BWV191 'Gloria in excelsis Deo'


18 years and 55 discs later, a great adventure is brought to a close. The chronological approach adopted by Suzuki means that the three works included here are the last extant cantatas by Bach’s hand.

This series has been a landmark recording project for BIS and is released to coincide with the label's 40th anniversary.

Throughout the series, individual volumes have regularly picked up ‘choice’ awards from the major music magazines as well as numerous appearances in the UK classical chart.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“All the qualities that have made this one of the most important series of the past two decades are here, as they have been in the previous 54 volumes...[Gloria in excelsis Deo's] positioning as the final work on the final disc is apposite: the concluding chorus is a splendidly grand one to celebrate the culmination of this endeavour.” MusicWeb International, 8th November 2013

“There's a striking transparency in even the densest of counterpoint...Over 18 years Suzuki seems to have subtly changed his relationship with Bach, from a reverential approach to confident familiarity. The final Cantata of this complete series is uncannily apt: 'Gloria in Excelsis' indeed!” BBC Music Magazine, December 2013 *****

“This final volume highlights the maturing sense..of Bach Collegium Japan's growing stature and confidence to break free of generic convention towards even greater interpretative character...The best is as good as anyone anywhere” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“Masaaki and his performers seem to live and breathe this music and there is so much joy and immediacy in their music-making...It is simply outstanding playing, virtually faultless, and threatening on occasion to eclipse the singers, who are equally hard to fault!” Chris O'Reilly, Presto Classical, 11th November 2013

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 1

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 1


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279

Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310


A deeply passionate and sensitive performer, Christian Blackshaw [b. 1949] is celebrated for the tremendous emotional depth, great understanding and incomparable musicality of his performances. He performed the complete Mozart piano sonatas at Wigmore Hall between 2012 and 2013, and this is the first of four volumes recorded for Wigmore Hall Live. Of these great works, justifiably considered to be at the pinnacle of the solo piano repertoire, Blackshaw says: "…to my mind, the sonatas resemble mini operas, even if conceived for and performed by a solo player… For me, they imbue the spirit with joy, laughter, sadness, contemplation, exhilaration."

In 2010 he completed a Mozart Sonata cycle at St George's Bristol, BBC Music Magazine writing of his final concert that it was "one of the finest Mozart recitals I've heard in years." During the summer of 2012 he performed another in St Petersburg where he appeared at Valery Gergiev's White Nights Festival, before a triumphant return to the Southbank International Piano Series.

His hugely acclaimed Wigmore Hall Mozart sonata series concluded in January 2013.

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 6 January 2012

“Blackshaw’s velvety tone and fluid control of rubato perfectly encapsulates the intimacy and longing of Mozart’s cantabile melodies. At the other end of the spectrum, his articulation in the fast outer movements has razor-sharp clarity as well as great energy and exuberance.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 *****

“With playing of great poise and refinement...this first release in a projected series makes the strongest possible impression...Blackshaw's view is affectionately romantic...this is wonderful playing, and the remaining three releases have a great deal to live up to.” Classical Music, November 2013 *****

“The luminous tone Blackshaw draws from the keys is a wonder in itself...What these performances convey above all is an intelligence that has lived long enough with Mozart’s solo piano music to illuminate it richly for 21st-century ears.” Financial Times, 21st September 2013 *****

“within half a minute Blackshaw's mindful yet spontaneous virtuosity, pinpointed sense of character and utterly alive music-making completely disarmed my scepticism...we need Vol. 2.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“Blackshaw’s staccatos are never dry or brittle; he possess a range of non-legato touches, and his real legato is firm yet gentle, or else- when the music requires more intensity- is played very deeply into the key-bed of the instrument.” International Record Review, November 2013

“One could hardly ask for deeper accounts of the slow movements of these works, or, indeed, a more feeling and tonally immaculate articulation of any part of them.” Sunday Times, 22nd September 2013 *****

“finely shaped, lucid and vital performances” Sunday Times, 3rd November 2013

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Paganini: Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)

Paganini: Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)


As winner of the 1998 International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini”, Ilya Gringolts received two special prizes: for the youngest ever competitor to be placed in the final and the best interpreter of Paganini’s 24 Caprices

Taking an Urtext as his blank canvas, he has revised all fingerings and bowings to ensure that the composer’s true intention sparkles through.

“What in other recordings is somewhat predictable here becomes an exciting journey. Where we were once content simply to marvel at the pyrotechnics, now, because of Gringolts's acute sense of timing and close attention to dynamics, we hear the music.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

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