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Les Ballets Russes Vol. 8

Les Ballets Russes Vol. 8


Prokofiev:

Scythian Suite, Op. 20

Kirill Karabits

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Jermolaj Albiker (violin)

Alejo Perez


Continuing with Haenssler’s fascinating series Les Ballets Russes, this next volume presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade and Prokofiev’s Scythian Suite.

Hänssler - Les Ballets Russes - HAEN93289

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About Christmas

About Christmas


1. Joy to the World

2. Angels We Have Heard on High

3. Stille Nacht

4. It's Christmas Time All Over the World

5. Es kommt ein Schiff geladen

6. Kommet, ihr Hirten

7. The First Noël / A Child Is Born

8. Mary's Lullaby

9. Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier (arr. Jorg Achim Keller)

10. I Wonder As I Wander

11. Coventry Carol

12. O Tannenbaum

13. You Make It Feel Like Christmas

14. Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier (arr. Matthias Becker)


Berlin Voices

Berlin Voices is an outstanding German vocal quartet. Some of the best arrangers in the vocal jazz and pop scene have contributed to this recording and they are able to conjure up contemporary swing and fiery Latin numbers as well as contemplative, balladesque sounds from the mostly traditional Christmas songs here. Every song offers musical surprises.

Hänssler - HAEN98609

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Fun Time - Big Band Music

Fun Time - Big Band Music


Blue Samuel

A New Day

A Pair Of Aces

Out Of The Night

D'Ann

Fun Time

Celebracion

Struttin' with Some Barbecue

Orchids And Butterflies

Not Really The Blues

The Four Of Us

Rare Moment

Bye Bye Blues

A Song For Sarah

King Porter Stomp


Sammy Nestico

The SWR Big Band

Sammy Nestico is a Big Band legend and has arranged music for stars such as Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand. A really up-beat collection.

Hänssler - HAEN93247

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Leopold Stokowski conducts

Leopold Stokowski conducts


Blacher:

Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op. 26

Egk:

Franzosiche Suite after Rameau

Milhaud:

Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra, Op. 109

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Act Four Intermezzo

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet - Suite No. 1, Op. 64a

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Southwest German Radio Orchestra Baden Baden, Leopold Stokowski

This historical recording has been remastered from the original tapes and illustrates Stokowski’s advocacy for “New Music.”

“Adroit advocacy for new music on Disc 1 coupled with performances of 19th-century works that are so elaborately inflected and hyper-glamorous as to leave the German orchestra in near disarray.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2009

Hänssler - HAEN94204

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Best of Stuttgart Sound

Best of Stuttgart Sound


Excerpts from works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Bruckner, Elgar, Holst, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Schubert


Hänssler - HAEN93232

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Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)


“Norrington's approach is pensive, sober and funereal-but it's so well paced that the sense of inevitability underlines man's mortality, and the outbursts when they do come are more effective for their comparative restraint...a reminder that the first performance was in church, not on a concert hall stage.” Andrew McGregor, bbc.co.uk, 8th May 2006

“"Truly it was of frightening greatness," wrote Berlioz after the Requiem 's première. The massed timpani of the "Tuba mirum" produced an "indescribable shock". The chief priest wept uncontrollably, while one of the choral singers suffered a nervous breakdown. Thankfully, there seems to have been no such casualty among the singers in this "live" performance from Stuttgart. The rich, ample acoustics of the Beethovensaal give full value to Berlioz's vast spatial effects, most spectacularly the four brass bands that herald the timpani onslaught in the "Tuba mirum". Yet Norrington's concern for clarity of line and articulation, and the carefully judged balances, mean that we hear far more than usual of Berlioz's brilliant and bizarre orchestral detail. Norrington's dramatic urgency, allied to choral singing of thrilling body and bite, make the apocalyptic movements duly overwhelming. No less moving is the choir's luminous delicacy in the "Quid sum miser" and "Quaerens me" - music of Cistercian purity and austerity - while Toby Spence brings a calm, rapt beauty to the cruelly high solo in the "Sanctus". A magnificent achievement, to be set alongside Colin Davis's recordings of this awesome work.” The Telegraph

Building a Library

SACD Choice - December 2006

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Hänssler - HAEN93131

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan' including 'Blumine'

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan' including "Blumine"


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Blumine (original 2nd movement of Symphony No. 1)


SWR Stuttgart, Roger Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington — arguably the most radical and influential pioneer of historically informed performance practice — was among the "first" to present the music of Schütz, Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann on period instruments. Since the 2000 Season of the SWR Stuttgart, Sir Roger Norrington has begun a process of translating his period instrument experience to a modern symphony orchestra in the Romantic tradition. The result, has been what the maestro calls “Pure Tone” performance. Sir Roger writes of his “Pure Tone" approach to Mahler: “Although Mahler is a modern composer in so many ways, we try to play him as a 19thcentury composer instead of a 20th-century composer." Norrington’s interpretation succeeds in making Mahler's compositions the culmination of a Viennese tradition rather than a rebellion against it – telling his musicians to “Play it like Haydn!” This fabulous - and certain to be controversial - interpretation includes the lovely interlude for trumpet and strings (“Blumine”). Recorded following Sir Roger’s wildly successful tour of Japan with the SWR in 2004. The Tokyo audience not only gave this Norrington’s Mahler a ten-minute standing ovation but the concert was ranked as one of the Top Five Concert Events of the Year!

This is Mahler as he has not been heard since he originally wrote the work, and is an essential listening experience today!

Hänssler - HAEN93137

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Schumann: Fantasia in C major

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Schumann: Fantasia in C major


Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Dresden Staatskapelle, Karl Bohm

Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17


Hänssler Masterpiece - HAEN94044

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J S Bach: Harpsichord Concertos

J S Bach: Harpsichord Concertos


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1053

Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major, BWV1054


Hänssler - Edition Bachakademie - HAEN92127

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major


Hänssler - HAEN93219

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