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

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Craig Leon: Bach to Moog

Craig Leon: Bach to Moog

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Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

Siciliano from Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV1017

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

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Cantata BWV156 'Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe': Arioso

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV1049

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

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Aria

Goldberg Canons, BWV1087


Craig Leon (synthesizer), Jennifer Pike (violin)

Sinfonietta Cracovia

In January 2015, Moog Music, the 60-year-old analogue synthesizer company, announced that for the first time in more than 30 years, it would once again build the large format modular synthesizers first introduced by its founder, Dr. Robert Moog in 1964. 2015, the 50th anniversary year of Moog synthesizers also marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Moog (1934-2005), inventor of the Moog synthesizer. To mark these anniversaries, Sony Classical is issuing ‘Bach to Moog’ – a brand-new album showcasing the reissued Moog Modular Synthesizer as well as the modern generation of Moog synthesizers, which presents the glorious works of Johann Sebastian Bach in a compelling and contemporary way. The album is produced by American-born composer, arranger and record producer Craig Leon, famous for his work with The Ramones and Blondie, as well as his work in the classical arena with such leading artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Joshua Bell and Sir James Galway. On Bach to Moog, Leon blends his love and mastery of classical music, electronic music and synthesizers and is joined by acclaimed British classical violinist, Jennifer Pike (the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition) alongside the Sinfonietta Cracovia.

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Joshua Bell: Bach

Joshua Bell: Bach


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

arr. Mendelssohn/Milone

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

Gavotte (Rondeau) from Partita No. 3 in E major BWV1006

arr. Schumann/Milone


As follow up to the 2013 acclaimed and chart-topping Beethoven album, Grammy® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell continues as Music Director and Conductor of the world-renowned ensemble, Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

On their new collaboration, this time with Bell also as a soloist, he conducts ASMF from the leader’s chair in an all-Bach program.

Joshua Bell is the first American and first person to hold the title of Music Director since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.

“The Gavotte makes a perfectly sweet, well-mannered miniature but the Chaconne, such a towering solo piece in itself, doesn’t gain a great deal from this treatment...There’s redemption, however, in crisp and exciting readings of the Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 2 (BWV 1041 and 1042), with Bell and the players in perfect accord.” The Observer, 5th October 2014 ****

“such is Bell's particular brand of ease with which he mixes traditional sensibility with the lighter articulations and gestures of recent tastes that one is instantly spellbound...Locating small shapes within a larger architecture is one of Bell's crowning virtues, alongside a depth of sound of almost Henryk Szeryng-like dimensions... the conception is original and exceptionally executed with searing and soaring artistic intent.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

“Bell describes his approach to Bach as 'a melding of the old and the new'. The former is evidenced in his suave, silky tone and extrovert virtuosity, in his expressive liberties with tempo and in the full-bodied orchestral sound; but Bell also pays tribute to more recent trends inspired by period performance practice.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 ****

“In both concertos, Bell's ornamental flourishes are a welcome surprise and both [concertos] offer enjoyable perspectives on these familiar staples…the blistering heat of the Chaconne is rather dimmed by Mendelssohn's polite backing-track [but] Schumann's accompaniment offers gentility to music which can and often does sound startlingly new…the Air from the D major Orchestral Suite is an attractive addition to the album, which in all offers 50 minutes of engagingly turned and finely polished Bach” International Record Review, March 2015

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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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The Strings Of The Philadelphia Orchestra Play Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

The Strings Of The Philadelphia Orchestra Play Eine Kleine Nachtmusik


Bach, J S:

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

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Mendelssohn:

Scherzo from Octet, Op. 20

Mozart:

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


The Strings Of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Romantic Caballé

Romantic Caballé


Bach, J S:

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

arr. soprano & orchestra

Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Cano, J M:

Hijo de la luna

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Granados:

Tonadillas: No. 1, Amor y odio

Mascagni:

Ave Maria (arranged from Intermezzo sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Puccini:

O sventata, sventata (from La Bohème)

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Strauss, R:

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Torroba:

Caballero del alto plumero (from Luisa Fernanda)

trad.:

The Last Rose of Summer

Verdi:

Caro nome (from Rigoletto)


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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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Best of Salvatore Licitra

Best of Salvatore Licitra


Bach, J S:

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

arr. as 'Solo Amore'

Bizet:

Au fond du temple saint (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

Cilea:

È la solita storia 'Lamento di Federico' (from L'Arlesiana)

Curtis, E:

Torna a Surriento

Giordano, U:

Come un bel dì di maggio (from Andrea Chénier)

Golijov:

Close your eyes

Leoncavallo:

Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Ponchielli:

Cielo e mar! (from La Gioconda)

Puccini:

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

O dolce mani (from Tosca)

Senti, l’ora è vicina (from Tosca)

E non giungono (from Tosca)

Addio, fiorito asil (from Madama Butterfly)

Ah, quegli occhi… (from Tosca)

Donna non vidi mai (from Manon Lescaut)

Sanfilippo:

Viaggio (after Faure)

Sartori:

Oltre la Tempesta

Verdi:

Mercè, diletti amici (from Ernani)

Ah, la paterna mano (from Macbeth)

Ah sì ben mio (from Il trovatore)

L'onda de'suoni mistici (from Il Trovatore)

Di quella pira (from Il trovatore)

Forse la soglia attinse (from Un ballo in maschera)

Oh! fede negar potessi (from Luisa Miller)

Celeste Aida (from Aida)

Di' tu se fedele (from Un ballo in maschera)

Wood, S:

Son gli occhi tuoi (after Gounod)

Il Volo (after Rachmaninov's Vocalise)

Fantasma d'amore


The Italian Salvatore Licitra, who tragically died on September 5th 2011 after a motorbike accident, was one of the leading tenors of his generation in the highly sought-after dramatic Italian repertoire. A frequent guest at major opera and concert stages in Europe, the United States and the Far East, he was particularly devoted to Verdi repertoire.

As a tribute to this exceptionally gifted artist we are releasing a selection of his best arias and songs taken from operas from the dramatic Italian oeuvre. Operas by Giuseppi Verdi and Giacomo Puccini feature heavily in the track-listing with each disc opening with a show-stopping famous tenor aria; Nessun Dorma and Celeste Aida respectively.

The 2-CD set ends with five previously unreleased tracks - all well-loved Italian songs recorded with Marco Armiliato and The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

“The occasional slips reflect a voice which, if not always perfect in control, was always alive with emotional intensity. His final recordings, poignant in their exuberance, include "Funiculi, Funiculà" and "O sole mio".” The Observer, 29th January 2012

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Perfect Meditation


Albinoni:

Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor

Andreas Haefliger (organ)

La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV156 'Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe': I. Sinfonia

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

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

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Goldberg Variations, BWV988: Aria

Ekaterina Dershavina (piano)

Chopin:

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Alexander Brailowsky

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Paul Crossley (piano)

Fauré:

Sicilienne, Op. 78

Steven Isserlis (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugène Ormandy

Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294: Andante allegro

Lucy Wakeford (harp)

London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople

Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294: Andante allegro

Lucy Wakeford (harp)

London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople

Marcello, A:

Oboe Concerto in D Minor: Adagio

English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian': Andante con moto

London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople

Mozart:

Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448 - Andante

Andreas Groethuysen, Yaara Tal (pianos)

Andante to K297

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugène Ormandy

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333: Andante cantabile

Andreas Haefliger (piano)

Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K287: II. Adagio

Europa Symphony, Wolfgang Gröhs

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201 - Andante

Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti

Serenade No. 4 in D major, K203 - Andante

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman

Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K388: Menuetto in canone

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman

Saint-Saëns:

Le carnaval des animaux: Aquarium

Paul Robison (flute)

New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

Daniel Varsano (piano)

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished' - Andante con moto

Putbus Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Keitel

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Philippe Entremont (piano)

Vivaldi:

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 5 in F major, RV 434: Largo e cantabile

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)

Claudio Scimone

Concerto for Guitar and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: Largo

Julian Bream (guitar)

John Eliot Gardiner


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