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Alexej Gorlatch plays Beethoven

Alexej Gorlatch plays Beethoven

1st Prize Winner ARD Music Competition 2011


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Live-Recording ARD-Competition, 11.09.2011

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sebastian Tewinkel

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1

Recording: Bavaria Musikstudios, Munich, 12.10.11


Alexej Gorlatch (piano)

Alexej Gorlatch was the winner in the piano category at the 2011 ARD Music Competition. His interpretation of Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto not only convinced the high-ranking jury, but also the audience, bringing him both a first prize and the audience prize.

Alexej Gorlatch was born in 1988 in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and has lived in Germany since 1991. At the age of twelve he became a junior student at the University of the Arts in Berlin where he studied with Martin Hughes; from 2002 to 2007 he studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover. After graduating from secondary school, he now continues his music studies there.

In 2011 the ARD Music Competition celebrated its 60th anniversary. It took place for the first time in 1952 in Munich, where it is still put on every year by Bavarian Radio. For many artists, Munich was the springboard to their international careers. Among the prize winners, we find household names as Jessye Norman, Thomas Quasthoff, Maurice André, Sol Gabetta, the Tokyo String Quartet, Yuri Bahmet, François Leleux, the Quatuor Ébène and many others.

“This recording shows off his refined and unerringly idiomatic artistry” BBC Music Magazine, June 2012 *****

“[Gorlach] is an assured musician. He plays wth commendable straightforwardness, not tempted to be different for the sake of it. His technique, as might be expected, is effortless, but his playing isn't glib. His music-making is clear-sighted and respectful...He trust the composer without ever becoming slavish or bland...As a calling card this release makes a very positive impression: these are seriously good interpretations.” International Record Review, June 2012

“These are riveting Beethoven performances from a player who with remarkable musicality demonstrates that he can play with both terrific flair and vibrancy together with palpable sensitivity. All in all this disc make for an impressive first look at a remarkably talented performer.” MusicWeb International, 13th May 2013

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Beethoven: The Symphonies

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


“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” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“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.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2014 ***

“This set would be eminently recommendable if only for the nine Beethoven symphonies, performed with muscularity and flair.” New York Times, December 2013

GGramophone Awards 2014

Shortlisted - Orchestral

GGramophone Magazine

Disc of the Month - December 2013

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Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven & Shchedrin

Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven & Shchedrin


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Shchedrin:

Beethovens Heiligenstädter Testament


The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has already performed Beethoven symphony cycles on several occasions. Mariss Jansons has now extended the cycle concept in two respects: with works specially commissioned from contemporary composers, who have contributed their own musical reflections on Beethoven symphonies, and by presenting these outstanding concert events on the record market as a series of live recordings. Following the excellent response from critics and audiences for the award-winning Complete Edition (BR-KLASSIK, 900119), BR-KLASSIK now presents the symphonies on individual CDs. The first of these is the Symphony No 3 in E Flat, op 55, in a live recording made in 2012 in Munich's Herkulessaal, accompanied by a work of the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932). For his symphonic fragment "Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament," Schedrin has selected the devastating document – written around the same time as the Eroica – in which the composer described the progressive deafness that almost drove him to suicide.

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Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Live recording, Tokio, Suntory Hall 27.11.2012

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Live recording, Tokio, Suntory Hall 27.11.2012

Mochizuki:

Nirai

Live recording, Munich, Herkulessaal 08./09.11.2012

Staud:

Manai

Live recording, Munich, Herkulessaal 09./10.02.2012


The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has already performed several Beethoven symphony cycles. Chief conductor Mariss Jansons has now extended the cycle concept in several regards, with performances of the works in Tokyo's Suntory Hall with its excellent acoustics, with specially assigned commissions from contemporary composers who were asked to contribute their own musical reflections on Beethoven's symphonies, and also with the publication of live recordings of these outstanding concert events on the music market. The live recordings of Symphonies Nos 1 and 2 were made in November 2012 in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and were exceptionally well received by the public and the trade press. The Music Pen Club of Japan praised Mariss Jansons shortly after the tour for his "new, modern and transparent-sounding Beethoven". The two modern works based on the First and Second Symphonies were contributed by the composers Misato Mochizuki (born Tokyo, 1969) and Johannes Maria Staud from Austria (born 1974). Mochizuki lives and works in Japan and Europe where, as a composition teacher and composer-in-residence, she passes on her knowledge.

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Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

Live-Recording, Tokyo, Suntory Hall, 26./27.11.2012


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Šerkšnytė:

Fires


The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has already performed Beethoven symphony cycles on several occasions. Its chief conductor Mariss Jansons has now extended the cycle concept in many respects, with concerts from the Tokyo Suntory Hall with its excellent acoustics, specially assigned commissions from contemporary composers providing their own musical reflections on Beethoven symphonies, and also presentation of the outstanding concert events in live recordings for the music market. The live recordings of Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven were made in 2012 in the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The orchestral work Fires by the Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnytės (born 1975) refers to the "con brio" tempo marking of the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth, which can also mean "with fire." It was also recorded in 2012, but in Munich's Herkulessaal.

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Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Live recording, Tokio, Suntory Hall 30.11.2012

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Live recording, Tokio, Suntory Hall 01.12.2012

Widmann, J:

Con brio

Live recording, Munich, Herkulessaal 25./26.09.2008


The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has already performed several Beethoven symphony cycles. Chief conductor Mariss Jansons has now extended the cycle concept in several regards, with performances of the works in Tokyo's Suntory Hall with its excellent acoustics, with specially assigned commissions from contemporary composers who were asked to contribute their own musical reflections on Beethoven's symphonies, and also with the publication of live recordings of these outstanding concert events on the music market. The live recordings of Symphonies Nos 7 and 8 were made in 2012 in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, with its spectacularly good acoustics, and were exceptionally well received by the public and the trade press. The Music Pen Club of Japan praised Mariss Jansons shortly after the tour for his "new, modern and transparent-sounding Beethoven." The Seventh and Eighth Symphonies are complemented by the work "Con Brio," a modern contribution by Jörg Widmann (born 1973), one of the most important representatives of a younger generation of composers.

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Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Live-Recording, Munich, Herkulessaal, (08./09.11.2012)


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Kancheli:

Dixi


The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has already performed Beethoven symphony cycles on several occasions. Mariss Jansons has now extended the cycle concept in two respects: with works specially commissioned from contemporary composers, who have contributed their own musical reflections on Beethoven symphonies, and by presenting these outstanding concert events on the record market as a series of live recordings. Following the excellent response from critics and audiences for the award-winning Complete Edition (BR-KLASSIK, 900119), BR-KLASSIK now also presents Beethoven's symphonies on individual CDs. In addition to the live recording of the "Pastorale" by Ludwig van Beethoven from Munich's Herkulessaal in 2012, the production includes a contribution from the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli (born 1935), whose work "Dixi" ("I have spoken") for choir and orchestra is oriented towards Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and was first performed in 2009.

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Martha Argerich plays Beethoven & Mozart

Martha Argerich plays Beethoven & Mozart


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Seiji Ozawa

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456

Eugen Jochum


A concert by Martha Argerich is always sensational, sometimes grandiose, and occasionally the audience experiences a truly stellar event. Going through the archives of Bavarian Broadcasting, the feeling was unanimous, and many “ear witnesses” themselves remembered the concerts: on these evenings Argerich was in top form, collaborated with two congenial conductors, inspired the orchestra and drew inspiration from it. In short: these live recordings should, indeed must be heard! Especially with this artist, the medium of live recording is especially valuable. Before an audience in the sold-out hall, there developed a knack for communication and spontaneous music-making with a downright personal appeal to the listener.

For the Mozart concerto, Eugen Jochum mounted the podium of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. He had a special relationship with the orchestra, having been the first chief conductor of the newly founded ensemble since 1949, a position he held until 1960. Seiji Ozawa was and is regularly heard as a guest conductor in Munich, where audiences look forward to his return in the 2009/2010 season. After the concert evening in June of 1983 the audience and reviewers were unanimous in their enthusiasm, as attested by the Abendzeitung: “Martha Argerich, currently in the form of her life, played (…) with inimitable fire without forgetting intimacy, sensitivity and expression.”

“…Martha Argerich in resplendent form… the elegance and limpidness of her Mozart… are a constant joy. …in the Beethoven… Argerich's playing is again full of spirit, generating an atmosphere of mystery in the opening movement's central development section, and an infectious lilt in the finale's 'tin-pan alley' minor-mode episode.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2010 *****

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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique


Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Live recording, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig: 7th/8th March 2013

Varèse:

Ionisation

Live recording, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 1st/2nd July 2010


Three musical visionaries on one CD. Mariss Jansons interprets Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique" and "Ionisation" by Edgard Varèse. Following the Beethoven box, with its juxtaposition of classical and contemporary works, the current CD with Mariss Jansons and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks again features an encounter between music from different epochs. In the "Symphonie fantastique" Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, investigates the dream worlds of the Romantic movement, and in "Ionisation" by Edgard Varèse transforms complex structures into an event of sensual immediacy. Both these works were important starting-points for the dawn of a new musical age.

The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks are renowned interpreters of avante garde music.

An exciting juxtaposition of works from the Romantic and Modern eras.

“just about the finest available version of Varèse's stealthy, foot-tapping all-percussion Ionisation...Jansons keeps her steady as she goes and the recorded balance is well-nigh perfect. So if the Varèse is your priority, I wouldn't hesitate.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2014

“this [Berlioz] doesn't need its unusual coupling to stand out. Mariss Jansons's interpretation is distinctive enough to stand alone on this disc, which captures the immediacy of a live performance...This is a big reading, spacious and detailed, but one that emphasies the unease underlying even the most lyrical passages.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2014 *****

BBC Music Magazine

Orchestral Choice - July 2014

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Bernstein - Symphonic Dances & Trouble in Tahiti

Bernstein - Symphonic Dances & Trouble in Tahiti


Bernstein:

West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Trouble in Tahiti

Kim Criswell (mezzo-soprano/Dinah), Rod Gilfry (baritone/Sam), Jazz Trio: Martene Grimson (soprano), Adrian Dwyer (tenor) & Ronan Collett (baritone)


The Münchner Rundfunkorchester is continually expanding its expansive repertoire of classic-romantic orchestral music as well as the key works of the classical modern era to include compositions that build a bridge to the genre of film scores and light classics. The flexibility of the orchestra, which can adapt to the widest imaginable variety of idioms on the highest quality level, has earned it the status of an exceptional ensemble on the orchestral horizon. Under its artistic director, Ulf Schirmer, it also presents itself on this CD as a charismatic advocate for enjoyable genre cross-over. No composer fits this pattern better than Leonard Bernstein. Both his West Side Story as well as the suite of Symphonic Dances extracted from the score number amongst the absolute Bernstein classics. A rarity, on the other hand, is the short one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti. The way the gaping abyss behind an upscale bourgeois marriage is exposed both musically and dramatically is funny, striking, thrilling – and far too infrequently heard! Including a bonus: Elgin Heuerding in conversation with Ulf Schirmer.

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