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Tecchler's Cello: From Cambridge to Rome

Tecchler's Cello: From Cambridge to Rome


Barrière, J:

Cello Sonata Book 4 No. 4 in G major

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)

Beethoven:

Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'

Tom Poster (piano), Magnus Johnston (violin)

Bray:

Perseus

Tom Poster (piano)

Gjeilo:

Serenity

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

Matthews, D:

Ein Celloleben

Respighi:

Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra

Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Carlo Rizzari

Simpson, M:

Un Regalo


Guy Johnston (cello)

Guy Johnston, one of our most exciting and versatile British cellists, began his musical journey as a chorister in the world-renowned Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, under the tutelage of Stephen Cleobury. He went on to achieve early success through the BBC Young Musician of the Year title, the Shell London Symphony Orchestra Gerald MacDonald Award, and receiving a Classical Brit Award.

Guy now plays a 1714 Tecchler cello and in its third centenary he set out to celebrate the life of the instrument, and its creator, commissioning a number of new works. He explains: "I began to ask myself lots of questions – How did David Tecchler end up settling in Rome, who was he making cellos for, and how did this cello come into my hands? What is my journey and role as a cellist in the 21st century? I decided to mark this anniversary by commissioning three works as gifts for the cello by celebrated British composers David Matthews, Mark Simpson and Charlotte Bray. I asked them to think of the role of the cello in the last three centuries and to let their imagination run wild."

Guy’s inspiration led him to Italy, taking his cello back home to get to the root of some of these questions. Joined by friends from both countries, recorded at locations close to his heart, and featuring works from across his cello’s 300 years, this album traces that musical journey, from Cambridge to Rome.

This release is presented by King’s College, Cambridge and joins the King’s Choir’s critically-acclaimed recordings, including Bach’s 'St John Passion', recently released on the anniversary of its first performance. Guy’s discography includes celebrated albums for Naxos, Harmonia Mundi and Chandos. The release will be accompanied by an extensive international, multimedia press and marketing campaign.

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Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II

Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II


Purcell:

Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730

When on my sick bed I languish, Z144

True Englishmen drink a good health (Catch No. 45), Z284

Ye tuneful Muses (Welcome Song for James II, 1686)

A New Irish Tune Z646

God is gone up with a merry noise (Canon a 7), Z107

A New Scotch Tune Z 655

Save me, O God, Z51

Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, Z335


Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcells Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterised his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcells career. This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcells writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish - an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul...quintessential Purcell!

“In Ye Tuneful Muses and Sound the Trumpet, the Sixteen’s vocal forces are halved, permitting immaculately stylish singers to shine as 'soloists': Kirsty Hopkins and Katy Hill perform a beguiling duet in the first 'Song'; Daniel Collins and Jeremy Budd are hardly less compelling in Let Caesar [James] and Urania [Mary] Live, in the second.” Sunday Times, 27th August 2017

“Christophers coaxes virtuosic performances from eight members of the Sixteen, with a fine band of period instrumentalists revelling in the glories of Purcell’s unique harmonic palette. Recommended.” The Observer, 27th August 2017 ****

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Palestrina Volume 7

Palestrina Volume 7


Palestrina:

Angelus Domini descendit de caelo a 5

Ave maris stella

In diebus illis

Beata Mariae Magdalenae

Beata Barbara

Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem

Caput ejus aurum optimum

Dilectus meus descendit

Susanna ab improbis senibus

Veni sponsa Christi

Missa Ave Regina caelorum


The Sixteen continues its exploration of Palestrina’s great art with the eagerly anticipated seventh album in the series which includes the Missa Ave Regina caelorum

Palestrina is perhaps the most famous of all Renaissance composers, certainly by name. By his death his reputation outshone all others. His musical legacy is prodigious even by the standards of the time - he wrote over 100 Masses - and he was the first Renaissance composer to have a complete edition of almost his whole output published in modern notation. Today some pieces are quite familiar, others less so, and much of his superb music is almost unknown. The seventh recording in The Sixteen’s celebrated series focuses on some of the pivotal women in Christian history - Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, St Barbara and Susannah.

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Giovanni Paolo Colonna: Sacre Lamentazioni

Giovanni Paolo Colonna: Sacre Lamentazioni


Colonna, G P:

Sacra lamentationi della Settimana Santa, Op. 9


I Musici di Santa Pelagia, Maurizio Fornero

The first part of the seventeenth century witnessed an extraordinary musical development, due, in large part, to the achievements of Italian composers. A decided advance occurred in the city of Bologna, where a group of brilliant composers open to stylistic innovations had gathered at the Basilica di San Petronio. In 1666, thanks to the initiative of the nobleman Vincenzo Maria Carrati, the Accademia Filarmonica was added to this vibrant musical panorama. During the second half of the eighteenth century, under Padre Giovanni Battista Martini, the Accademia would go on to experience its most glorious phase. From the very beginning this new institution could count on the participation of some prominent musicians active in Modena and Bologna. They included Giovanni Paolo Colonna, who had become acquainted with the famous Giacomo Carissimi in Rome. Carissimi introduced him to the resources of the sacred oratorio and offered him the organist’s post at the Chiesa di Sant’Apollinare. The Sacre lamentationi della Settimana Santa, op.9, shows how Colonna was able to generate the highest expressive power even with modest musical means. The intensive dramatic character rendered audible in this work moves listeners even today with its powerful contrasts between light and darkness – even with the simple means of a voice part and the basso continuo.

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Romanza: Anna Netrebko

Romanza: Anna Netrebko

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Bellini:

Eccomi in lieta vesta...Oh! quante volte (from I Capuleti e I Montecchi)

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song

Kalman:

Heia, in den Bergen from Die Csárdásfürstin

Krutoy:

Forse non fu

Cantami

Mi fa male

Credo

L'amour Russe

Gioia

Il nastro blu

La fantasia

Odna Lyubov

Ricomincero

Tango mio

Pioggia d'aprile

Se tu almeno fossi qui

Seguire me

Unico

L'istante prima dell'amore

Angels pass away

Musica con noi

Session Orchestra London, Ben Foster

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Mozart:

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Puccini:

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Rachmaninov:

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

Strauss, R:

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Tchaikovsky:

Octgo eto prezde ne znala ni toski ya (from Iolanta)

Verdi:

Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo…Sempre libera (from La traviata)

Saimir Pirgu (tenor)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Oh ben s'addice questo torbido cielo … Sempre all'alba ed alla sera (from Giovanna d'Arco)


Anna Netrebko (soprano), Yusif Eyvazov (tenor)

Star soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, are releasing a new duet album of love songs, Romanza, on September 1, 2017. Eighteen original romantic love songs were written and composed specially for the couple by Russian producer Igor Krutoy.

Romanza is not only Anna Netrebko’s first duet album with husband Yusif, but also her first foray out of the realm of traditional core repertoire. Producer Igor Krutoy wrote all 18 album tracks with Anna and Yusif in mind. Many years of working together closely and a one of a kind friendship that stems from his collaboration with Anna and Yusif allowed Igor to write love songs that not only perfectly match their voices, but also are an homage to love in general.

On her previous album Verismo (released on September 2, 2016) Anna Netrebko led her listeners through the revolutionary opera style of the 1890s to the 1920s and performed the works of musical masters such as Francesco Cilea, Umberto Giordano, and Giacomo Puccini. The album earned Netrebko a German Echo Klassik award for “Vocalist of the Year” and a Grammy nomination for “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.”

Anna met her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, when they starred together in Manon Lescaut at the Rome Opera in March 2014. Since their wedding in December 2015, the couple has appeared in concert and on the opera stage together worldwide. She and Yusif open La Scala’s season on December 7, 2017 in Andrea Chénier; it will be her role debut as Maddalena.

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The Cello Champion

The Cello Champion


Bach, J S:

Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012

Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV1012

Beethoven:

Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Variations (7) on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", for Cello and Piano, WoO 46

Boccherini:

Cello Sonata in A major

Cello Sonata in A major, G.13

Brahms:

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

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

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102

Debussy:

Cello Sonata

Dvorak:

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Haydn:

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)

Hindemith:

Cello Concerto (1940)

Malipiero:

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Marcello, B:

Cello Sonata No.1 in F major

Pizzetti:

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Strauss, R:

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Tartini:

Cello Concerto in A major

Vivaldi:

Cello Concerto in G major, RV413

Wagenseil:

Cello Concerto in A


Enrico Mainardi (cello)

Enrico Mainardi (b. 1887 in Milan, d. 1976 in Munich) held a special position among the major cellists of the 20th century. His name is linked to some of the most important premieres, such as the concertos by Hindemith, Malipiero and Pizzetti. Benchmark recordings of these are a part of this 10-CD documentation.

From 33 until 69 Mainardi taught cello and composition at Italy's famous Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and also gave masterclasses in Salzburg, Lucerne, Stockholm, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Edinburgh among other places. The most important recordings from Enrico Mainardi's "sound-legacy" are here, including the early recording of "Don Quixote" under the direction of the composer Richard Strauss, on whose personal request Mainardi took over the cello part. Masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Boccherini, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Hindemith, Marcello, Malipiero, Pizzetti, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Tartini, and Vivaldi are among those featured in this essential box set.

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Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Martha Argerich (piano)


Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.

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Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 82 mins + 30 mins bonus

Production year: 2016

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911


Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Schubert’s transcendent song cycle of loss and desolation has not lacked for great recordings since the days of the 78: this new account from Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles (hailed as ‘two of the best performers of Lieder in our time’) is surely destined to join their ranks.

“What I notice especially on the new disc is Boesch’s way with the words: there’s a special lightness – though never a levity – that helps keep his line unencumbered, allowing for an astonishing expressive freedom. There’s no question that this is Lieder performance, from both Boesch and Vignoles, at the very highest level of sophistication and accomplishment, and a fascinating, thought-provoking listen.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2017

“The Presto Classical website lists an astounding 178 versions of Winterreise. I’ve heard many of them, but few as intimate and interiorised as this reading...Vignoles sets the tone from the outset...His playing throughout is discreet and supportive...[Boesch's] storytelling and emotional response to what Schubert called his “terrifying songs” are masterly and compelling.” Sunday Times, 24th September 2017

“wonderfully alive to every nuance of the text and of Schubert’s vocal lines.” The Guardian, 14th September 2017 ****

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Erik Chisholm: Violin Concerto & Dance Suite

Erik Chisholm: Violin Concerto & Dance Suite


Chisholm, E:

Violin Concerto

Matthew Trusler (violin)

Song of the mavis (Prelude 9 from From the True Edge of the Great World)

Ossianic lay (Prelude 1 from From the True Edge of the Great World)

Port a beul (Prelude 8 from From the True Edge of the Great World)

Dance Suite for orchestra and piano

Danny Driver (piano)


A bracing excursion to the Indian subcontinent via the Scottish Highlands: the compelling force of Scottish Modernism that is Erik Chisholm makes a welcome reappearance on Hyperion. Matthew Trusler and Danny Driver are the committed soloists in the two large-scale concertante works.

“The excellent Matthew Trusler makes light of the solo part’s technical hurdles, while Martyn Brabbins and a fired-up BBC Scottish SO give of their considerable best…Benefiting from impeccable production values throughout, this absorbing release deserves a hearty welcome.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2017

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Arturo Fuentes: Broken Mirrors and other works

Arturo Fuentes: Broken Mirrors and other works


Fuentes:

Broken Mirrors

Liquid Crystals

Ice Reflection

Glass Distortion


Born in Mexico in 1975, Arturo Fuentes arrived to Europe in 1997; his musical path led him from Milan to Paris, Vienna to Innsbruck, where he currently lives.In the course of these twenty years he has created a very diverse catalogue of over a hundred works, published entirely by LondonHall Editions. His work is distributed internationally, comprising of more than thirty concerts annually, and is commonly included in festivals and institutions such as the Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Paris Philharmonic, and the Wiener Konzerthaus; it is also part of recording productions, of which three are monographic and a dozen are collective. Fuentes’ music dialogues with art, cinema, literature and philosophy. Most of his works are chamber music and solo pieces, including an important series dedicated to the guitar, as well as the cycle Glass distortion, included on this album, which was composed for the Diotima String Quartet, also featured on this new release.

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