Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava (Moldau)

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Elgar: Cello Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto


Elgar:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Zuill Bailey (cello)

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vysehrad

Má Vlast: Vltava

Má Vlast: Sárka


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbanski

Zuill Bailey is one of America’s most distinguished cellists with a fast-growing international reputation. For his sixth Telarc recording, Bailey performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, opus 85, the last work completed by the composer before his death. The disc also includes Vyšehrad, Vltava, and Sárka, three of the pieces that make up Smetana’s great cycle of symphonic poems “Má Vlast”.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s critically acclaimed previous Telarc recording with Zuill Bailley paired the Dvořák Cello Concerto with tone poems by the same composer. This release of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor also features music by a Czech composer in the programme, in this case the symphonic Vyšehrad, Vltava (The Moldau) and Sárka, the first three movements of Smetana’s popular six-part ode to his native land “Má Vlast (My Country)”.

Zuill Bailey’s other recordings for Telarc include the disc ‘Russian Masterpieces’(CD80724); the Bach Suites for Solo Cello (TEL3197802); the Complete Works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven, with Simone Dinnerstein (CD80740); Brahms’ two Cello Sonatas and song arrangements, with pianist Awadagin Pratt (TEL3266402); and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl (TEL3292702).

“This is a real, breathing performance excitingly caught on the wing and entirely devoid of flashy thrills and spills - I warm to its keen sincerity, unvarnished honesty and total lack of mannerism. Bailey, too, is such an articulate, selfless and communicative musician that no one could fail to derive pleasure from the finished article.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2013

“[Bailey's] account of the Elgar concerto is distinguished by the burnished tone he draws from the 1693 Matteo Gofriller instrument on which he plays...The heart is not worn on the sleeve in the way that one finds in the classic Du Pré/Barbirolli reading (review), though Bailey and Urbański are by no means cool...I was impressed by the playing of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra throughout this disc” MusicWeb International, April 2013

Telarc - TEL3403002

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Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

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

Respighi:

Pines of Rome

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava


King Records - KKC2024

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$35.00

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3

Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

Slavonic Dance No. 9 in B major, Op. 72 No. 1

Slavonic Rhapsody, Op. 45 No. 3

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

The Bartered Bride Overture

The Bartered Bride: Polka

The Bartered Bride: Furiant


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Xavier de Maistre: Moldau

Xavier de Maistre: Moldau

The Romantic Solo Album


Dvorak:

American Suite in A major, Op. 98a(b)

Glinka:

Nocturne in E flat major

Khachaturian:

Oriental dance

Toccata

Liadov:

A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

Liszt:

DEUX MELODIES RUSSES - ARABESQUES S250 (1842): Die Nachtigall

transcr. by Henriette Renié

Prokofiev:

Morning Serenade from Romeo and Juliet

Montagues And Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

transcr. by Hans Trneček

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Walter-Kühne:

Fantaisie on Eugene Onegin, Op. 81


Xavier de Maistre is generally celebrated as the artist who has managed to liberate the harp from its reputation for wonderful and very soft sounds, and establish it as a solo instrument in the concert hall. His new album ‘Moldau: The Romantic Solo Album’ is a result from the classical world calling for an album of pieces for solo harp.

‘Moldau: The Romantic Solo Album’ contains some of the most beautiful and well-known pieces from Russia and Bohemia, including Xavier de Maistre's sought-after encore The Moldau from Má vlast and excerpts of the famous ballets by Tchaikovsky (The Nutcracker) and Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet).

“This was a natural choice of works since the Slav soul is a part of my musical world. In spite of – or precisely because of – the fact that opposites attract, Slav excess and effusiveness seem to be the very antithesis of the restraint and Cartesian ideals of my French roots” says Xavier de Maistre. “It is not easy to define Slavism in music, but one constant feature is the dominant inspiration that has come from folk music. The Slav melodic genius has few equivalents elsewhere and is something that I have always found overwhelming. The list of great composers that I have dreamt of bringing back to life in order to ask them to write for my instrument is a long one, but at the top of it I would place Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, since their musical language has always struck me as likely to revolutionize writing for the harp.”

No one could have imagined what to expect - even Xavier de Maistre himself - when he challenged himself to change the face of the solo harp 16 years ago. Today he has gained reputation as one of the most extraordinary musicians of this generation. He performs works with breathtaking precision, presenting masterful arrangements of works that are usually played by an entire orchestra. The interpretation of these works, that few harpists before him have even considered playing, has contributed to his reputation as one of the most creative and extraordinary musicians of his generation.

Xavier de Maistre began to study harp at the age of nine. He then studied with Vassilia Briano at the Toulon Conservatory, be-fore perfecting his technique with Catherine Michel and Jacqueline Borot in Paris. In 1998 he was awarded the first prize and two interpretation prizes at the prestigious USA International Harp Competition. Later that same year he went on to join the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – a position which he left in summer 2010 in order to devote himself to his international solo career. Since 2001 Xavier de Maistre has taught at the Hamburg Academy of Music. He also gives regular master classes at New York’s Juilliard School, Tokyo’s Toho University and London’s Trinity College.

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Sony - 88875049042

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Dvorak: Cello Concerto

Dvorak: Cello Concerto


Dvorak:

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Zuzanna Szambelan (cello)

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava


Sinfonietta Cracovia, Robert Kabara

Two major Czech works brought together by the young aspiring cellist – Zuzanna Szambela on this new DUX recording. Zuzanna Szambelan (b.1993, New York City) began her music education in Poznań at the age of 5, in the piano class of Mirosława Preuschoff-Kaźmierczakowa. A year later, she also began studying the cello. It soon became evident that she developed a special affinity for this particular instrument, and with time, playing on it became her true passion. The list of awards won by the Polish cellist notably includes the Special Award at the 18th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria, 2011), First Prize at the 8th International Kazimierz Wiłkomirski Competition in Poznań.

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Dux - DUX0804

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Arturo Toscanini: The Great Live Concerts

Arturo Toscanini: The Great Live Concerts


Beethoven:

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

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

(original 1885 version, ed. R Haas)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Cherubini:

Anacréon Overture

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Franck, C:

Les Eolides - Symphonic Poem

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano


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Urania Widescreen Collection - WS121277

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La boutique fantasque

La boutique fantasque


Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Parish-Alvars:

Introduction & Variations on Bellini's La Norma

Prokofiev:

Morning Serenade from Romeo and Juliet

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Respighi:

La Boutique Fantasque, PP120

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Spohr:

Fantasy in C minor, Op. 35

Walter-Kühne:

Fantaisie on Eugene Onegin, Op. 81


Maria Graf (harp)

At times unspeakably delicate, forcefully majestic at others: harpist Maria Graf knows how to entice listeners with the unique sound of her instrument. Including works by Spohr, Glinka, de Falla, Ravel, Smetana and others, this CD is a rare gemstone, exceptional and special not only because of its unusual instrumentation – the solo harp.

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Rondeau - ROP6093

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The Great Conductors: Ferenc Fricsay, Vol. 3

The Great Conductors: Ferenc Fricsay, Vol. 3


Liszt:

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester

Respighi:

La Boutique Fantasque, PP120

RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Berliner Philharmoniker


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Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava

Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava


Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Hans Müller-Kray

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Le Piano Danse

Le Piano Danse


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Chabrier:

España

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 46 No. 2

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Ravel:

Boléro

Saint-Saëns:

Marche héroique, Op. 34

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava


Duo Ykeda

Loreley Production - LY058

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