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A Telemann Companion

A Telemann Companion


Telemann:

Orpheus

Dorothea Roschmann (Orasia), Roman Trekel (Orpheus), Ruth Ziesak (Eurydice), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Ismene), Werner Gura (Eurimedes), Isabelle Poulenard (Cephisa), Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Pluto), Axel Kohler (Ascalax)

Passion Oratorio 'Mich vom Stricke meiner Sünden' ('Brockes Passion'), TWV 5:1

Birgitte Christensen (Tochter Zion I, Gläubige Seele I, Maria, 3. Magd), Lydia Teuscher (Tochter Zion II, Gläubige Seele II, 2. Magd), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Judas, Gläubige Seele III, 1. Magd), Donát Havár (Petrus, Pilatus, Gläubige Seele IV, Hauptmann), Daniel Behle (Evangelist, Gläubige Seele VI) & Johannes Weisser (Jesus, Gläubige Seele V)

Hamburger Admiralitatsmusik 1723

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:F11 in F major for 4 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins & b.c. 'Alster'

Suite TWV 55:g1 'La Musette'

Overture in F major, TWV55:F9

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:D22 in D major for 3 trumpets, timpani, strings & b.c. 'Ouverture jointe d'une suite tragi-comique'

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:D18 in D major for 2 trumpets, percussion, strings & b.c.

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:B5 in B flat major for strings & b.c. 'Volker-Ouverture'

Concerto TWV 51:A4 in A major for violin, strings & b.c. 'Die Relinge'

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:G2 in G major for strings & b.c. 'La Bizarre'

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:a2 in A minor for recorder (flute), strings & b.c.

Concerto TWV 51:C1 in C major for recorder, strings & b.c.

Maurice Steger (recorder)

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:C3 in C major for wind, strings & b.c. 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth' ('Wassermusik')


This box offers a magisterial demonstration of the diversity of Telemann’s output: operatic, first of all, with an exceptional approach to the famous myth of Orpheus; sacred with Brockes’s account of the Passion of Christ, which inspired the composer to write a dense and powerful score; and finally orchestral with his concertante works with recorder (bravo Maestro Steger!) and a selection of overtures ‘à la française’ that constantly remind us of the influence of Italian and French music on his idiom. But beyond questions of genre, it is above all the incredible richness of his style that the expert Berlin musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik have revealed to us over the past few years!

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Un jardin à l'italienne (In an Italian Garden)

Un jardin à l'italienne (In an Italian Garden)

Airs, cantatas & madrigals (Le Jardin des Voix #2)


Banchieri:

Già che ridotti siamo

Cimarosa:

Vè che matta, maledetta! (from L'impresario in angustie)

Handel:

Ah Stigie larve! (from Orlando)

Lascia la spina (from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno)

Haydn:

Scellerata! mancatrice! traditrice! (from La Canterina)

Son confuso e stupefatto (from Orlando paladino)

Sarro:

L'impresario delle Canarie, Intermezzi I & II

Stradella:

Amanti olà, olà!

Vecchi:

Fate Silentio

Vivaldi:

Ah sleale, ah spergiura...Io getto elmo, ed usbergo (from Orlando Furioso)

Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia from Ottone in villa

Care pupille (from Tigrane)

Wert:

Queste non son più lacrime


Luciá Martín-Carton (soprano), Léa Desandre (mezzo), Carlo Vistoli (countertenor), Nicholas Scott (tenor), Renato Dolcini (baritone) & John-Taylor Ward (bass)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

This concert was recorded live at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia within the framework of Le Jardin des Voix: the Academy launched by Les Arts Florissants in 2002 as a showcase for young talent. William Christie and Paul Agnew, the co-directors of the Academy, are well known as fine teachers and indefatigable talent-spotters. Here they present six promising young singers, hitherto unknown to the general public, who were auditioned and recruited from almost 200 candidates.

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La Vérité (The Truth)

La Vérité (The Truth)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


1. PRÉLUDE N°8 EN MI BÉMOL MINEUR, BWV 853 (EXTRAIT DU CLAVIER BIEN TEMPÉRÉ) (JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BACH)

2. YO TENGO UNA MUÑECA - XAVIER MICHELL Y SU QUINTETO

3. DONDE VAS - XAVIER MICHELL Y SU QUINTETO

4. EL MALETERO - XAVIER MICHELL Y SU QUINTETO

5. AY AY AY - XAVIER MICHELL Y SU QUINTETO

6. DOMINIQUE - JEAN BONAL & LE QUARTET CLUB DE FRANCE

7. JE VOUDRAIS TANT - JEAN BONAL & LE QUARTET CLUB DE FRANCE

8. MA GUITARE À MOI - JEAN BONAL & LE QUARTET CLUB DE FRANCE

9. BAMBOLINA - GIORGIO GABER E I CAVALIERI

10. COLOMBINE - QUARTET CLUB DE FRANCE

11. LA MOME CRICRI - ROBERT VALENTINO

12. THÈME DE LA RÉPÉTITION AU CONSERVATIORE - LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – LÉONORE N° 3 – OUVERTURE OP. 72 A (EXTRAIT FINAL) - ORCHESTRA PHILHARMONIQUE DE NEW YORK (DIRECTION BRUNO WALTER)

13. THÈME DE DOMINIQUE ET D’ANNIE EN FAMILLE - MAURICE RAVEL – TZIGANE (EXTRAIT)

14. ORCHESTRA PHILHARMONIQUE DE NEW YORK (DIRECTION BRUNO WALTER)

15. THÈME D’ANNIE ET DE DOMINIQUE À PARIS

16. NICOLÒ PAGANINI – CAPRICE N° 24 EN LA MINEUR

17. MICHAEL RABIN - THÈME DU CONCERT DE GILBERT

18. IGOR STRAVINSKY – L’OISEAU DE FEU (BERCEUSE ET FINAL)

19. ORCHESTRA DE PHILADELPHIE (DIRECTION EUGENE ORMANDY)


On the occasion of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 110th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his death (1907-1977), Milan Music is releasing the original soundtrack of his film “La Vérité (The Truth)”, for the first time on CD.

From Jazz to classical, from rock’n’roll to Latin.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés’s Left Bank mood – with jazz themes by Jean Bonal and Quartet Club de France – contrasts with the prestigious Conservatoire of Paris and compositions by Beethoven, Ravel and Stravinsky. This features Yo Tengo Una Muñeca, the unrivalled Latin track danced by Bridget Bardot to rhythms by Xavier Michell y su Quinteto!.

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Fritz Wunderlich sings Operetta Arias

Fritz Wunderlich sings Operetta Arias


Dostal:

Wie tanzen dort die Paare (from Extrablätter)

Es ist doch äußerst interessant

Ihr schönen Frauen, wer kann an euch vorübergeh’n

Erwin:

Ich küsse ihre Hand, Madame

Fall, L:

O Rose von Stambul (from Die Rose von Stambul)

Gilbert, Jean:

Wenn die Füßchen sich heben (from Die keusche Susanne)

Niemals kann Liebe ganz vergehn

Mädels gibt es auf der Welt

Liebe und Glück, kehrt nicht zurück

Kalman:

Wenn es Abendd … Grüß mir mein Wien (from Gräfin Mariza)

Holdes berauschendes Bild (from Kaiserin Josephine)

Schön ist der Tag (from Kaiserin Josephine)

Du bist die Frau (from Kaiserin Josephine)

Kleiner Cowboy

Wann kommt die eine

Du allein schenkst mir Leben

Ich träume nur von Liebe

Lehár:

Allein, wieder allein (from Der Zarewitsch)

Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert (from Giuditta)

May, H:

Ein Lied geht um die Welt

Stolz, R:

Mädi, mein kleines Mädi

Zum ersten Mal allein

Einmal hat mir zur Fruhlingszeit das Gluck gelacht (from Prinzessin Ti-Ti-Pa)

Erst hab’ ich ihr Komplimente gemacht

Arrividerci, bella Italia (from Signorina)

Zwei sind verliebt

Tauber:

Du bist die Welt für mich

Triebel:

Es gibt eine Frau, die mein Schicksal ist

Der Zauber liegt nur ganz allein

Pfälzer Wein – Melodienfolge


One of Fritz Wunderlich’s (1930–1966) most fascinating qualities was his incredible range of musical skills. He was probably Germany’s greatest tenor who could perform virtually anything in the repertoire for high male voice – from Schlager music to arias from J. S. Bach's Passions; from Mozart to music of the 20th century; from the greatest tenor hits of all times to unknown gems. His musicality and his seriousness as an artist turned everything he sang into something extraordinary.

The same can be said for his performances of operettas, lighter versions of grander opera. Operetta certainly enjoyed a heyday, and even today it still has its fans. Operettas have a high standard as far as the quality of entertainment is concerned, enjoying a higher standard than some opera seria of the Baroque period that were generally composed in a formulaic manner.

Operetta had its “Golden Age” in the second half of the 19th century, in Paris, where the Franco-German composer Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) established “modern” operetta and took it to extremes in quite an intellectually stimulating and witty manner. Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) naturally became the king of operetta in Vienna.

This double-CD features recordings produced in the studio Kaiserslautern prior to November 1965. Although in the early days of his career Wunderlich's vocal skills had not yet been fully developed, his unique qualities are heard here at their best – the distinctive voice with the silver core and the golden gleam. 

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Michael Gielen Edition Volume 6 1988-2014

Michael Gielen Edition Volume 6 1988-2014

Mahler: The Complete Symphonies


Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Juliane Banse (soprano – Symphony No. 2) & Cornelia Kallisch (contralto – Symphony No. 2), Cornelia Kallisch (contralto – Symphony No. 3), Christine Whittlesey (soprano - Symphony No. 4), Alessandra Marc (soprano - Symphony No. 8), Margaret Jane Wray (soprano - Symphony No. 8), Christiane Boesiger (soprano - Symphony No. 8), Dagmar Peckova (contralto - Symphony No. 8), Eugenie Grunewald (contralto - Symphony No. 8), Glenn Winslade (tenor - Symphony No. 8), Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone - Symphony No. 8), Peter Lika (bass - Symphony No. 8), Aurelius Sangerknaben, Die Freiburger Domsingknaben, EuropaChorAkademie

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

completed Deryck Cooke

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Peter Mattei (baritone)

Kindertotenlieder

Cornelia Kallisch (contralto)

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (12 songs, 1899)

Christiane Iven (soprano)

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (12 songs, 1901 version)

Hanno Muller-Brachmann (baritone)

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

Das Lied von der Erde

Cornelia Kallisch (contralto), Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)


17 CDs and bonus DVD

This is the most comprehensive Mahler Edition featuring Michael Gielen, who celebrated his 90th birthday on 20 July 2017. It includes a DVD that features newly released footage of Michael Gielen conducting Mahlers Symphony No. 9, and the release also includes a recording of Michael Gielen directing Rückert-Lieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

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Rossini: Bianca e Falliero

Rossini: Bianca e Falliero


Laurent Kubla (Priuli), Kenneth Tarver (Contareno), Baurzhan Anderzhanov (Capellio), Marcin Banaś (Loredano), Cinzia Forte (Bianca), Victoria Yarovaya (Falliero), Marina Viotti (Costanza), Artavazd Sargsyan (Pisani/Ufficiale)

Virtuosi Brunensis, Camerata Bach Choir, Poznań, Antonino Fogliani

Bianca e Falliero was commissioned by La Scala, Milan, for its prestigious Carnival season of 1819-20, enjoying a run of no fewer than 39 performances. Rossini responded with a score the virtuosity and expressivity of which outdid even his Neapolitan works. Prevailing tastes at La Scala meant that ensembles predominated over arias but behind the conventional dictates Rossini lavished the utmost care on his work, fashioning an opera full of dramatic coloratura and powerful theatrical craft and notable for its rich and often surprising harmony.

“On this two-CD recording, the acclaimed Russian mezzo-soprano Victoria Yarovaya is outstanding in the difficult role of Falliero and Italian soprano Cinzia Forte is the conflicted Bianca.” New Classics, September 2017

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Naxos - 8660407-09

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Bob Chilcott: All Good Things

Bob Chilcott: All Good Things


Chilcott:

Nidaros Jazz Mass

Jazz Songs of Innocence

Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda

Weather Report

Marriage to my Lady Poverty

Scarborough Fair

The House of the Rising Sun

The Real of Heart

Thou, My Love, Art Fair


Alexander Hawkins (piano), Bob Chilcott (piano) Sue Greenway (saxophone), Raphael Mizraki (double bass), Jon Scott (drums)

Commotio, Matthew Berry

Read our exclusive interview with Bob Chilcott about the recording here.

Bob Chilcott is one of Britain’s most popular and respected composers and his choral music is performed worldwide. He has always embraced a broad stylistic palette and his writing for voice combined with jazz instrumentation gives these works a sense of vitality and energy. Performed by leading jazz soloists and Commotio, the distinguished promoters of contemporary repertoire, this sequence of brilliant villanelles, folk song arrangements and witty settings reveals once again the breadth of Chilcott’s musical imagination. Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong association with choral music, as a composer, conductor, and singer. He was a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge and for twelve years was a member of the vocal group The King’s Singers. In 1997 he became a full time composer. A Little Jazz Mass, Requiem, and St. John Passion are among a number of works from his prolific output which are performed worldwide. He has written large-scale works, including The Angry Planet, community-based projects, pieces for children, and a significant amount of music for the church. In 2017 Chilcott was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal School of Church Music.

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Études-Tableaux, Op. 33


Behr:

Lachtäuben

arr. Rachmaninov

Kreisler:

Liebesleid

arr. Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov:

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Carlos Miguel Prieto


Read our exclusive interview with Boris Giltburg about the recording here.

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most passionate and beloved concertos in the repertoire, its lyricism and virtuosity charting a trajectory from darkness through idyll to dazzling triumph. The Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33 are richly characterized musical evocations, expressive and often explosive, that reflect a more angular, modern aspect. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra was formed in 1891 as the Scottish Orchestra and became the Scottish National Orchestra in 1950. It was awarded Royal Patronage in 1977. Throughout its history the orchestra has played an integral part in Scotland’s musical life, including performing at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004. Many renowned conductors have contributed to its success, including George Szell, Sir John Barbirolli, Walter Susskind, Sir Alexander Gibson, Neeme Jarvi, Walter Weller, Alexander Lazarev and Stephane Deneve. In 2012 the RSNO welcomed British-Canadian musician and conductor Peter Oundjian as its latest music director and Danish conductor Thomas Sondergard as principal guest conductor. The RSNO has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its recordings, receiving two Diapason d’Or de l’annee awards for Symphonic Music and eight Grammy Award nominations over the last decade.

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Onslow: String Quintets Vol. 2

Onslow: String Quintets Vol. 2


Onslow:

String Quintet No. 10 in F minor, Op. 32

String Quintet No. 22 in E flat, Op. 57


Elan Quintet

It was Robert Schumann who praised the Anglo-French Georges Onslow, alongside Mendelssohn, as one of the successors to the chamber music legacy of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. His string quintets were intended for a market of cultivated amateurs, with parts for a second cello or bass. No. 10 in F minor, Op. 32 reflects Beethoven’s influence, its Sturm und Drang elements revealing a masterly balance between the stable and unpredictable. No. 22 in E flat major, lively and playful, offers an almost Schubertian songfulness. Of the first volume, Gramphone wrote: ‘these five players make a beguiling case for this music.’ The combination of string quartet with double bass has opened up a richness of tone and distinct soundscape that the Elan Quintet has dedicated to exploring, celebrating works by renowned composers such as Schubert, Dvorak and Cambini, working with contemporary artists in creating new works for quintet, and rediscovering neglected masterpieces by composers including Onslow and Bridge. The members of the Elan Quintet, Benjamin Scherer Quesada, Lelia Iancovici, Julia Chu-Ying Hu, Dmitri Tsirin, and Matthew Baker, formed the ensemble in Valencia in 2014 having worked with each other extensively in the opera orchestra of the Palau de les Arts as well as in masterclasses and in chamber music.

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Camillo Togni: Works for Flute

Camillo Togni: Works for Flute


Togni, C:

Preludes (3)

Flute Sonata, Op. 35

Per Maila

Duets (3)

Pieces (5)

Fantasia concertante


Roberto Fabbriciani (flute), Dorothy Dorow (soprano), Vincenzo Saldarelli (guitar), Massimiliano Damerini (piano), Carlo Alberto Neri (piano)

I Cameristi Lombardi, Mario Conter

Camillo Togni stands as one of the most representative figures of 20th-century Italian music. His uncompromisingly independent creativity can be defined as the quest to strike a balance between exacting formal coherence and the broadest imaginative freedom, while composing with extraordinary craftsmanship. Togni was inspired to write numerous works for his friend the acclaimed flautist Roberto Fabbriciani, a musician as close as any to this composer’s complex, mysterious and deeply poetic musical language.

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