Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

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Sarasate - Music for Violin and Piano Volume 4

Sarasate - Music for Violin and Piano Volume 4

Transcriptions and arrangements


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Chopin:

Waltz No. 4 in F major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 3

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64 No. 3

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2

Guignon:

Violin Sonata No. 1: Allegro

Handel:

Largo from Xerxes (instrumental arrangement)

Leclair, J-M:

Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 9 No. 3: Sarabanda and Tambourin

Mondonville:

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 4: La chasse

Moszkowski:

Guitare, Op. 45. No. 2

Raff:

La Fée d'Amour

Sarasate:

Souvenirs de Faust, WoO

Senaillé:

Violin Sonata, Op. 5, No. 9: Allegro


Tianwa Yang (violin) & Markus Hadulla (piano)

The finale to this critically-acclaimed four-disc series contains some of Sarasate’s greatest – and also some of his rarest – transcriptions and arrangements, some of which have been in the repertoire of violinists since they were published. They include a delectable Chopin sequence, arrangements inspired by the music of French Baroque violinists, an early and beautifully constructed Souvenirs de Faust based on Gounod, and Sarasate’s own favourite concert piece, Raff’s La fée d’amour. “Yang throws off merciless chains of double stops and fingercrippling arabesques with scintillating aplomb … simply inimitable … Bravo!” (BBC Music Magazine on Volume 3, 8570893)

“We encounter Sarasate’s spontaneity and coalescence of tenacity and timidity in these distinctly Spanish-sounding transcriptions and arrangements...Yang conveys Chopin’s silky Nocturne No. 2 with an open humility and richness of sensitivity, rather than an aloof aristocracy so often heard in the playing of Chopin’s nocturnes.” MusicWeb International, 24th February 2014

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Cello Encores

Cello Encores


anon.:

Catalan Folksong

arr. Pablo Casals

Bach, J S:

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV1007: Prelude

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

arranged by Mischa Maisky for violoncello and piano

with Daria Hovora (piano)

Boccherini:

String Quintet Op. 13 No. 5 in A major, G281: Menuet

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Brahms:

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

arr. Mischa Maisky

with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Bruch:

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Transcr.: A. Roelens - Arr.: Mischa Maisky

with Daria Hovora (piano)

Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

arr. for Cello and Piano by Mischa Maisky

with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

arr. Mischa Maisky

with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

transcription for Cello and Piano by Mischa Maisky

with Sergio Tiempo (piano)

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

with Daria Hovora (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Version for Cello and Piano

with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

with Daria Hovora (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne

Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

with Pavel Gililov (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4


“A radiant programme that finds Maisky at his most poetically responsive in a series of classic melodies...Perfect late-evening listening.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2013 *****

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Karajan Adagio: Music To Free Your Mind

Karajan Adagio: Music To Free Your Mind


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Bizet:

L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: III. Adagietto

Carmen: Entr'acte to Act III (Intermezzo)

Chopin:

Les Sylphides - Nocturne

Arr. Roy Douglas

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song

Peer Gynt: Ase's Death

Handel:

Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 12 in B minor, HWV330: III - Aria

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Mozart:

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik': Romance (Andante)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Arranged by M. Rosenthal

Pachelbel:

Canon

Puccini:

Humming Chorus (from Madama Butterfly)

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Respighi:

Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3, P. 172: III. Siciliana

Sibelius:

Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2)

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Love Theme

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48: III. Élégie

Verdi:

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

Vivaldi:

Winter from The Four Seasons (extract)

Rain

Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV 523: Largo

Wagner:

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde): orchestral version


Karajan Adagio is the most successful classical collection of all time with nearly 4 million units sold since 1993. It has now been re-engineered, re-titled, and newly compiled for the 21st century.

“Adagio Karajan” was the ORIGINAL CLASSICAL CHILL-OUT ALBUM. Over two-and-a-half hours of the world’s most relaxing music – from the most accomplished conductor of all time. Emphasizing classical music’s unique power in transporting the listener away from the stresses and strains of modern-day living - All over the world, consumers are searching for an escape, and the soothing sounds of “Karajan Adagio” can provide that.

“Adagio” – the literal translation is “at ease”, with a slowness, with a tranquillity, and with a longing – the perfect antidote to the relentless pace of modern global living.

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JS Bach: Une Cantate Imaginaire

JS Bach: Une Cantate Imaginaire


Bach, J S:

Sinfonia from Cantata BWV42

Cantata BWV30 'Freue dich, erlöste Schar': Kommt, ihr angefochtnen Sunder

Cantata BWV133 'Ich freue mich in dir': Getrost

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

Sinfonia: Cantata BWV174

Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis': Sinfonia

Nichts kann mich erretten from Cantata No. 74

Cantata BWV33 'Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ': Wie fürchtsam wankten meine Schritte

Cantata BWV18 'Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt': Sinfonia

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

Cantata BWV169 'Gott soll allein mein Herze haben': Stirb in mir, Welt

Cantata BWV191 'Gloria in excelsis Deo'

Cantata BWV85 'Ich bin ein guter Hirt': Jesus ist ein guter Hirt

Cantata BWV182 'Himmelskönig, sei willkommen': Sinfonia

Vergiss mein nicht, BWV505

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude


Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto/conductor)

Orfeo 55

After attracting attention at the French "Victoires de la Musique Classique" Awards in 2012, the contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann is back with her Orfeo 55 ensemble.

For her new album, Nathalie Stutzmann has imagined an "ideal" cantata based on the most beautiful music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach: her imaginary cantata includes vocal arias of course, but also instrumental pieces and even chorales.

From Bach's immense, magnificent repertoire, Nathalie Stutzmann wanted to "pick a bouquet of its most beautiful flowers."

Arias of gallantry or tenderness, anger, love, fear or despair... every register of expression comes together in Nathalie Stutzmann's "Cantate imaginaire", giving birth to an entirely work with an album constructed in a single, continuous breath.

“Her contralto is distinctive - at once voluptuous and androgynous, with an impressively wide range and sure technique - while her direction is idiosyncratic. At times, her approach seems mannered...Elsewhere, though, Stutzmann really captures the sublime quality of Bach's sacred music” BBC Music Magazine, March 2013 ****

“Stutzmann has an ear for captivating attention and her orchestra, Orfeo 55, are often as responsive to her 'stick' as they are to her dark-hued vocalisation...Immediacy of sentiment and fresh anticipation of the core 'conceit' of each one of these disparate movements is Stutzmann's strongest suit...This [disc] is, overall, rather too much of a good thing - but still admire the sparkle and committed intent.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2013

“This is certainly a very attractive and intelligent offering indeed, astutely compiled and most beautifully performed.” International Record Review, February 2013

“Stutzmann has a unique voice, one which hasn’t always appealed to me. However, she uses it to good effect here. Her fruity, sometimes throaty contralto has a unique colour that sets it apart...Orfeo 55 make a lovely sound, lithe and flexible with great rhythmic bounce, and they’re shown off to their finest effect in the Sinfonia that opens the disc.” MusicWeb International, January 2013

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Trumpet & Organ

Trumpet & Organ


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

arr. Giazotto

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Violin Sonata in A minor: Adagio

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Bach, J S:

Lute Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV995: Gavotte en Rondeau

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cantata BWV68 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt'

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010: Bouree

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

with Alfred Mitterhofer (organ)

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Charpentier, M-A:

Te Deum, H146: Fanfare

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Gounod:

Ave Maria

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Krebs, J L:

In allen meinen Taten

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Jesu, meine Freude

with Hedwig Bilgram (organ)

Mozart:

Exsultate, jubilate, K165 - Alleluia

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Purcell:

Queen's Dolour in A minor, Z670

with Alfred Mitterhofer (organ)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Senaillé:

Allegro spiritoso

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)

Stanley, J:

Trumpet Tune

with Jane Parker-Smith (organ)


Maurice André (trumpet)

For a half-century he had the reputation of the trumpet soloist: Maurice André, who died in 2012. The best examples of his radiant tone are the recordings he made with different organists – a brilliant stroll through the golden world of Baroque music.

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Xuefei Yang plays Bach Concertos

Xuefei Yang plays Bach Concertos


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

arranged for guitar and string quartet

Elias String Quartet

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 1 in C major, BWV846: Prelude

transcribed to A major. Arranged for solo guitar

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

arranged for guitar and string quartet

Elias String Quartet

Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001

arranged for solo guitar

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

arranged for guitar and string quartet

Elias String Quartet

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

arranged for solo guitar


Xuefei Yang (guitar)

The Beijing-born guitarist Xuefei Yang has recorded her first album of baroque music, an all-Bach programme anchored by three concertos newly arranged for guitar and string quartet. Bach Concertos is an exciting, innovative album in which she has transcribed for the guitar some of Bach’s familiar violin concertos and other works, hoping to establish these new arrangements as noteworthy repertoire for the guitar and to expand the concerto repertoire for that instrument. Xuefei complements the concertante repertoire with solo guitar arrangements of the Violin Sonata No. 1 BWV 1001, the Prelude in C Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846 and the Air on a G string from the Orchestral Suite in D major BWV 1068.

Xuefei, whose international career finds her on the prestigious stages of the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonie (Berlin), Konzerthaus (Vienna) and Lincoln Center (New York), as well as to other major concert halls of Europe, North America and Asia, hopes that the new concerto arrangements will become established additions to the repertoire for her instrument. “In the baroque concerto repertoire,” she says, we only really have Vivaldi Concertos, which are very light in nature. These Bach concertos would be a substantial and significant addition to the guitar repertoire and may create new opportunities to bring the instrument to a wider musical audience.”

Explaining the background to her latest recording, Xuefei said, “In Bach’s time, the modern guitar had not yet been invented but a close relative, the lute, was a popular instrument. Bach wrote quite a few works for solo lute and they have become core repertoire for guitarists. When I was playing the wonderful solo violin works by Bach, I wondered whether his concertos would work on the guitar too. So I found the scores and, to my delight, I found that they did!” The three concertos at the heart of the recording are those for Violin in A minor BWV 1041 and E Major BWV 1042 and for Harpsichord in D minor BWV 1052. Xuefei performs them with the Elias String Quartet.

“The composer's own lute transcriptions are her models and she finds ingenious means to overcome the problems introduced when recasting, say, a bowed violin line for the plucked guitar...While the challenges of adapting the concertos for guitar may not have been entirely surmounted, it would be worthwhile to hear Xuefei Yang in more solo music by Bach.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2012

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Daniel Hope - Air

Daniel Hope - Air

A baroque journey


anon.:

Greensleeves to a Ground

arr.: Olivier Fourés

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Falconieri:

Ciaccona

La suave melodia

Passacalle à 3

Geminiani:

Concerto grosso after Corelli, No. 5 in G minor

arr. of Arcangelo Corelli's Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo, op. 5 no. 5

Handel:

Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV437

arr.: Olivier Fourés

Leclair, J-M:

Tambourin

Marini, B:

Passacaglia à 4, Op. 22

Matteis the elder:

Diverse Bizzarie Sopra La Vecchia Sarabanda O Pur Ciaconna

Ground after the Scotch Humour

Ortiz, D:

Ricercata segunda

Pachelbel:

Canon & Gigue

Telemann:

Concerto TWV 51:a1 in A minor for violin (or oboe), strings & b.c.

Valente, A:

Gaillarda Napolitana

Westhoff:

Imitazione delle campane (from Sonate a Violino Solo, Sonata III

La guerra così nominato di sua maesta (from Sonata in A major "La Guerra")

Imitazione del liuto (from Sonate a Violino solo, Sonata II)


Daniel Hope (violin)

Air sets out to trace a baroque journey. It is the story of four unique composers, three of whom were virtuoso violinists - Falconiero, Matteis and Geminiani from Italy, and Westhoff from Germany. They wandered throughout Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries in search of musical inspiration and cross-pollination, and their music and art of performance intrigued and delighted kings, contemporaries and audiences alike

This album shows how diverse the music of the baroque era was. Air blends the simplest and at times most primitive forms of dance music with the most sophisticated and revolutionary compositions of the day, culminating in a work by Bach - the great master, whose title is Hope’s inspiration for this collection, that also includes hits like Pachelbel’s Canon or Handel’s Sarabande

Daniel Hope, who developed the concept of this album throughout the last months, will be an excellent and charismatic spokesperson for this exciting project.

“In all, here's a striking demonstration of the sheer variety and invention of Baroque violin composers… Although by no means 'period' performances… they are admirably stylish. Hope uses vibrato as a colour and there are some delightful hues in the five continuo options, plucked and keyed.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2009 ****

“…this is an exciting disc with a heady, pied-piper power over the listener that comes from realising that the bright sense of discovery once felt by these composers is being experienced just as much by their modern-day interpreters.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2009

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Masquerade

Masquerade


Bach, J S:

French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV813 (Minuet)

French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV813: Allemande

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816: Gavotte

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons


Alliage Quintett

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Libera - New Dawn

Libera - New Dawn


 

Secret

Gloria

based on ‘Organ Symphony’ (Saint-Saens)

Sancte

Rest in peace

May the road rise up

Never be alone

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Caccini, G:

Ave Maria

Enya:

Orinoco Flow

Fauré:

Requiem: In Paradisum

Parry:

Jerusalem

Tallis:

God Grant we grace (Tallis Canon)

Tavener:

The Lamb

Wilson, B:

Love and mercy


This album features both classical tracks and pop arrangements, such as Enya’s Orinoco Flow and Bach’s Air on a G string; the disc also includes a track penned by Brian Wilson called ‘Love and Mercy’. This is the song Libera performed to a star-studded audience in Washington DC before Christmas at the Kennedy Centre Honours, an audience which included President Bush, Robert De Niro, Cameron Diaz and Brian Wilson himself. The talented singers of Libera come from a variety of different schools and backgrounds in London and join together at a church in South London where they rehearse and perform for many hours each week. The youngest is seven and the oldest members are fourteen.

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Karajan Gold

Karajan Gold


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 - Rondo

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio

Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' - Largo

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Morning

Holst:

The Planets: Mars

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Massenet:

Méditation (from Thaïs)

Mozart:

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik': Allegro

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Pachelbel:

Canon & Gigue

Ravel:

Boléro

Rossini:

La gazza ladra Overture

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Strauss, J, I:

Radetsky March, Op. 228

Strauss, J, II:

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Suppe:

Leichte Kavallerie Overture

Tchaikovsky:

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48: II. Waltz

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Spring, RV269 (Allegro)


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Herbert von Karajan (1908–1989), this double album showcases the greatest classical hits conducted by the most famous conductor of the 20th century

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