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October 2012 Release Date: October 9, 2012 A d i v i s i o n o f A l l e g ro M e d i a G ro u p

Tabea Zimmermann Kirill Gerstein Brahms Schubert Franck Sonatas for Viola & Piano Vol. 2

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Myrios Classics

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Tabea Zimmermann & Kirill Gerstein

Sonatas for Viola & Piano, Vol. 2 [Hybrid SACD] BUZZ ALERT

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Tabea Zimmermann: viola Kirill Gerstein: piano BRAHMS: Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 • SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D.821 • FRANCK: Violin (Viola) Sonata in A Tabea Zimmermann and Kirill Gerstein return to the studio to record the follow-up to their highly praised first duo album. The new disc includes spellbinding performances of three late works by significant 19th century composers: Brahms’ mature Sonata in F minor, Schubert’s melancholic Arpeggione Sonata, and Franck’s splendid Sonata in A major, all masterly performed on viola. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system. Publicity by Shira Gilbert. Targeted Service to media publications and radio for reviews, airplay, and features. also available Tabea Zimmermann & Kirill Gerstein Sonatas for Viola & Piano,Vol. 1 Cat # MYR SACD 4 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 d

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Kirill Gerstein Plays Liszt, Schumann & Knussen Cat # MYR 5 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 d

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Avanti Classic

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Polina Leschenko

Forgotten Melodies [Hybrid SACD] Cat # AVA SACD 1039 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

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Polina Leschenko: piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 • MEDTNER: Forgotten Melodies, Cycle 1, Op. 38 • LEVITZKI: Waltz arabesque, Op. 6 • Waltz, Op. 2 • HOROWITZ: Variations on themes from George Bizet’s Carmen • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (arr. Rachmaninov): The Flight of the Bumblebee Awarded a Choc Award by French music magazine Le Monde de la Musique for her “extraordinarily powerful and virtuosic playing,” young Russian virtuoso Polina Leschenko is back with a highly anticipated all-Russian album! Starting with a stunning performance of Rachmaninov’s second sonata, Polina continues with a moving rendition of the complete first cycles of the Forgotten Melodies—including the Reminiscenza Sonata—by romantic composer Nikolai Medtner. As encores, Polina invites the listener to discover two wonderful waltzes from Mischa Levitsky and a performance of Horowitz’s Variations on Bizet’s Carmen as you have never heard it before! Recorded in the world-renowned acoustic of La Chaux de Fonds, this is a must-have for any serious piano lover. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system. Publicity by Shira Gilbert. Targeted Service to media publications and radio for reviews, airplay, and features.

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Avanti Classic

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Duo Lechner Tiempo

Tango Rhapsody [Hybrid SACD] BUZZ ALERT

Cat # AVA SACD 1033 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Includes world premiere

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Duo Lechner Tiempo Karin Lechner, Sergio Tiempo: pianos Orchestra of Italian Switzerland Jacek Kaspszyk: conductor PIAZZOLLA: Michelangelo ’70 • Revirado • La Muerte del Angel • Adios Nonino • ZIEGLER: El Empedrado • Sandunga • Asflato • Milongueta • JUSID: Tango Rhapsody for 2 pianos & orchestra (premiere) • JUSID-KAUDERER: The Secret in Their Eyes Described by Gramophone as “a formidable duo,” celebrated South American virtuosi Karin Lechner and Sergio Tiempo invite you to discover Tango Rhapsody, their exciting new duo recording for Avanti Classic. For this project, Duo Lechner Tiempo has selected eight tango pieces specially arranged or composed for them by renowned Argentinean composers, including the theme from the Academy Award®-winning film El secreto de sus ojos (Best Foreign Language Film). Central to the album is the world premiere recording of “Tango Rhapsody,” a concertante-theatrical piece dedicated to the duo and composed by leading film composer Féderico Jusid. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system. Bonus DVD is PAL, not NTSC, but will play on most computers. Publicity by Shira Gilbert. Targeted Service to media publications and radio for reviews, airplay, and features.

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CORO

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Giovanni PALESTRINA Palestrina Volume 2

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The Sixteen Harry Christophers: conductor PALESTRINA: Hodie Christus natus est (motet) • Christe Redemptor omnium • Magnificant Quinti toni • Tui sunt caeli • Reges Tharsis • Mass Hodie Christus natus est • Song of Songs Nos. 1–3 “The performances are wonderfully alive … warm and transparent.” — The Guardian Volume two of The Sixteen’s new series devoted to Palestrina is based around his glorious antiphon for Christmas Day. Palestrina’s legacy and impact on sacred music is second to none. He was a master craftsman, whose music composers of all ages have attempted to emulate. The Sixteen has achieved an ebb and flow in their Palestrina recordings, allowing the music to breathe and to convey the real meaning of the words. Publicity by Shira Gilbert. Extensive Advertising including music press editorial, BBC Music magazine, and Gramophone. Radio Coverage on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 (available worldwide). also available PALESTRINA Palestrina Volume 1 Cat # CRO 16091 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 d

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

CAvi-music

Joseph HAYDN & Johannes BRAHMS String Quartets

Cat # AVI 8553264 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Danish String Quartet Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland: violins Asbjørn Nørgaard: viola Fredrik Sjølin: cello HAYDN: String Quartet in D, Op. 64, No. 5 “Lark Quartet” • BRAHMS: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 “With lucidly articulated lines and effervescently buoyant rhythms, the young Danish players’ interpretation of the E-flat quartet’s unique combination of a pastoral tone with learned counterpoint is wonderfully poised between the natural and the intellectual.” — All Music Guide This album features one of the most talented young string quartets in the world performing compositions by Haydn and Brahms. The quartet won the 2009 International London String Quartet competition at Wigmore Hall, and was named to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious CMS Two program in 2001. Publicity by Shira Gilbert. Targeted Service to media publications and radio for reviews, airplay, and features. Advertising with Gramophone.

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CAvi-music

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

String Quartet No. 11 & Kreutzer Sonata Antje Weithaas: violin/Camerata Bern BEETHOVEN (arr. orc. Weithaas/Steuri): String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 • BEETHOVEN (arr. orc. Tongnetti): Kreutzer Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47

Cat # AVI 8553226 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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This album celebrates the 50th anniversary of famous Swiss orchestra Camerata Bern. As one of the best Swiss chamber orchestras, the Camerata has released many recordings in the last 50 years and played with famous, internationally-known soloists such as Peter Serkin, Gideon Kremer, Vadim Repin, and Sabine Meyer. Leader and violinist Antje Weithaas builds up the group’s high musicality and technical skills for a homogenous and colorful sound. Advertising with Gramophone.

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August KLUGHARDT

String Quartet, Op. 42 & Piano Quintet, Op. 43 Pleyel Quartet Cologne/Tobias Koch: fortepiano KLUGHARDT: String Quartet in F, Op. 42 • Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 43 August Klughardt, a Brahms contemporary, was a vivid personality at the turn of 19th century. As a pianist, conductor, and composer, he had an enormous reputation and influence on the cultural life of eastern Germany. His repertoire was played along with the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schumann. Klughardt was a close friend of the great violinist Joseph Joachim, and devoted both of these works to him. Cat # AVI 8553248 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT WORLD PREMIERES

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Cover sticker: World Premiere Recording

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Johann Baptist VANHAL 3 Late String Quartets

Camesina Quartet/Johannes Gebauer, Karja Gruener: violins/Irina Alexandrowna: viola/Martin Burghardt: cello VANHAL: String Quartet in E-flat No. 2 “Hoffmeister” • String Quartet in F, Op. 33, No. 3 • String Quartet in A, Op. 33, No. 2

Cat # AVI BER 419 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT WORLD PREMIERES

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“The thrill of adventure and the perfect balance of spontaneity and tactic … they play with enormous excitement, fill the quartets with passion, and bring along a certain measure of euphoria.” — Classics Today This is the world premiere release of a talented composer of Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven’s time. On this recording, the Carmesina Quartet performs on period instruments.


Release Date: October 9, 2012

Opera d’Oro

Hector BERLIOZ Benvenuto Cellini

Cat # OPD 7087 Price Code: 2L (SRP $23.99) Number of Discs: 2 Double Slimline, Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Franco Bonisolli, Teresa Zylis-Gara, Wolfgang Brendel: vocal soloists RAI Chorus & Orchestra, Rome Seiji Ozawa: conductor BERLIOZ: Benvenuto Cellini (complete opera) “Ozawa can keep it together and produce a thrill-a-minute … The Rome orchestra plays handsomely, the chorus is gloriously straightjacketed into its individual parts, and never is anyone lost in the weird syncopations … [Bonisolli] performs with amazing conviction and security (and an added, uninvited-if-on-the-money high-D in his final aria), with clear French diction … Teresa Zylis-Gara … has class and … Robert Amis El Hage sings the Cardinal’s music with great authority—he’s both a bully and an appreciator of art, just as Berlioz wished … This certainly excites.” — Robert Levine, ClassicsToday Live performance, 1973.

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Challenge Classics

Release Date: October 9, 2012 Ars Antiqua Austria Gunar Letzbor: violin, conductor Ernst Schlader, Markus Springer, Christian Leitherer: chalumeaux GRAUPNER: Concerto, 2 Overtures & 2 Sonatas for chalumeaux and various instruments The chalumeaux is in the spotlight on this new album from Ars Antiqua Austria, with music by Austrian composer Christoph Graupner, considered one of the most important composers for the instrument. He knew how to use the chalumeaux skillfully, despite its limited tonal range, and was one of the most innovative composers and sound experimenters of the 18th century. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

Christoph GRAUPNER

Chalumeaux: Concertos, Overtures & Sonatas Cat # CHR SACD 72539 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Al Ayre Español Eduardo López Banzo: harpsichord, conductor HANDEL: Concerto Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 1, 5, 6, 8, 10 & 11 G.F. Handel used material from his composer colleagues, and created his own arrangements of their music. While he arranged countless renditions of his contemporaries’ music, he also composed original music of his own. This performance makes us aware of the sheer beauty of this music, which turns into gold in Handel’s hands. Whether new or borrowed, these grand concertos are masterfully performed! PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

George Frideric HANDEL

Handel’s Memories: A Selection from Grand Concertos, Op. 6 Cat # CHR SACD 72548 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Challenge Classics

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Anton BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8

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Cat # CHR SACD 72549 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Jaap van Zweden: conductor BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 Dallas Symphony Orchestra chief conductor Jaap van Zweden was the former chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he made this recording. Van Zweden is one of the world’s leading contemporary conductors, and recipient of an award for Best Conductor of 2012 from Musical America. As one of the specialists on Anton Bruckner’s works, Van Zweden is a true Bruckner leader! PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

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also available BRITTEN War Requiem Cat # CHR SACD 72388 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 d

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WAGNER Parsifal Cat # CHR 72519 Price Code: 4R (SRP $71.99) Number of Discs: 4 d

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Challenge Classics

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH & Maurice RAVEL Piano Trios

Trio Mondrian/Ohad Ben-Ari: piano/Daniel Bard: violin/Hila Karni: cello RAVEL: Piano Trio in A minor • SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 Trio Mondrian is one of the outstanding young ensembles helped by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust to develop and sustain an international career. With this new CD, the trio displays an intense, rich expression of deep musicality. Their unity as a trio is strong, and this CD is a perfect result of this connection! Cat # CHR 72535 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Richard RIJNVOS

Uptown Downtown: An Urban Panorama in Six Movements John Snijders: piano/Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra/Celso Antunes: conductor RIJNVOS: NY Concerto • Manhattan Square Dances As Morton Feldman said, “The less ideas a composition has, the stronger it gets.” This is Richard Rijnvos’ beloved motto. With the utmost precision he works on his oeuvre, unfolding his compositions like one grand novel linked together in a series. Rijnvos composes for solo instruments as well as for small ensembles, symphonies, and chamber orchestras. Cat # CHR 72538 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Franz SCHUBERT

An die Musik: Famous Songs Klaus Mertens: bass-baritone/Tini Mathot: fortepiano SCHUBERT: 21 songs, including An die Musik, Heidenröslein, Die Forelle, Ständchen, Der Tod und das Mädchen, Der Musensohn, and more This release includes Schubert’s most famous songs, plus many more selected by Klaus Mertens and Tini Mathot. The duo sheds their unique light and fresh take on these songs, beloved by so many. The compositions’ universal themes appeal to a wide audience, both in Schubert’s time and in our own. Cat # CHR 72559 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

Berlin Classics

Concerto Grosso Berlin ROMAN: Overture in G minor • FUX: Rondeau a 7 in C • CORRETTE: Sonata in C, Op. 24 • VIVALDI: Concerto in C, RV 554 • DE FESCH: Concerto in A minor for 3 violins & b.c. • TELEMANN: Concerto in D, TWV 53 D 4 • AVONDANO: Sinfonia in D • HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in C from Alexander’s Feast, HWV 318 • RAMEAU: “Tristes apprêts pâles flambeaux” from Castor et Pollux From the time of the Renaissance, young men would take educational tours to improve their language skills, visit famous monuments, and learn foreign customs. Many musicians also undertook this arduous journey to hear their famous contemporaries’ music, and get to know their musical tastes and dialects. Viewed against this background, it is hardly surprising that the early 18th century saw the emergence of a “mixed style” in one country after another. A Cavalier’s Tour sends early music ensemble Concerto Grosso Berlin on a musical journey with period instruments, taking it beyond the Baroque strongholds of England, France, Italy, and Germany. The result is a motley round of diverse compositions, distinguished not by their differences but by their similarities, bringing the spirit of bygone Europe alive through the medium of this hitherto unknown repertoire.

Concerto Grosso Berlin

A Cavalier’s Tour through Baroque Europe

Cat # BER 300424 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig Pro Musica Nipponia St. Thomas Choir, Leipzig Leipzig Radio Chorus Kurt Masur: conductor Edda Moser: soprano Rosemarie Lang: mezzo-soprano Peter Schreier: tenor Theo Adam: bass Matthias Eisenberg: organ Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” • THIELE: Gesänge an die Sonne • MIKI: Symphony for Two Worlds To mark Kurt Masur’s 85th birthday, this two-CD set features the 1981 live recording of the opening concert from the new Gewandhaus in Leipzig, never before heard in its entirety on disc. This special edition is enhanced by the addition of the “Symphony for Two Worlds,” a work that brings Japanese and European instruments together to produce fascinating sound images. Experience Kurt Masur as Gewandhaus Orchestra’s conductor, pioneering the classical-romantic repertoire in equal measure with the modern music genre.

Kurt Masur

85th Anniversary Edition

Cat # BER 300439 Price Code: 2L (SRP $23.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Gramola

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Cat # GLA 98892 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

Cat # GLA 98948 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22

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Haufe & Ahmels Duo

Anton BRUCKNER

Friederike Haufe, Volker Ahmels: pianos

Marialena Fernandes, Ranko Markovic: ´ pianos

MILHAUD: Le bœuf sur le toit (arr. piano 4 hands), and other works by Smit, Toch, Schoenberg, Gál, & Schulhoff

BRUCKNER (arr. piano 4 hands Mahler): Symphony No. 3 • LISZT (arr. piano 4 hands Liszt): Les Préludes

The perfectly attuned German piano duo of Friederike Haufe and Volker Ahmels presents an exceptional program of rarely performed works for piano four-hands by composers of the 20th century whose lives were marked by persecution, exile, or murder.

Versatile pianist Marialena Fernandes and her duo partner Ranko Markovic´ prove that an enormous orchestral apparatus is not necessary for rendering the intentions of great symphonic works. On the contrary, the works come alive, expressing their origins and how they matured in the composers’ minds into the full orchestral versions customary today.

Cat # GLA 98952 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22

Cat # GLA 98958 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22

Rare Music for 4 Hands Piano

Symphony No. 3 (4 hands piano version)

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Franz LISZT

The Austrian Salonisti

Ketevan Sepashvili: piano

The Austrian Salonisti

LISZT: Sonata in B minor • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

Melodies from Fellini films by Nino Rota, plus film melodies by Alain Romans, Luiz Bonfá, Carlos Gardel, John Williams, and Charlie Chaplin

Sonata in B minor

This young Georgian pianist uncompromisingly stresses Faustian elements in Franz Liszt’s B minor Sonata and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor. She is astounding in this recording, with a Mephistophelian-sounding performance!

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Fellini! and More

Film music by Nino Rota, written for the countless masterpieces by Federico Fellini in cooperation with Francis Ford Coppola, forms the main component of this program by the Austrian Salonisti. Besides Rota’s gems, the disc includes other melodies by Alain Romans, Luiz Bonfá, Carlos Gardel, John Williams, and Charlie Chaplin.


Gramola

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Miguel KERTSMAN

Amazônia: Early Orchestral Works BUZZ ALERT

Cat # GLA 98959 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Wolfgang Schulz: flute Bruckner Orchester Linz Dennis Russell Davies: conductor KERTSMAN: Chamber Symphony No. 1, “Acorda!” • Sinfonia Concertante Brasileira for Flute and Orchestra • Amazônia Symphonic Poem Brazilian-American composer Miguel Kertsman (b. 1965) captivates audiences internationally with prolific compositions and critically acclaimed productions spanning the boundaries of conventional music genres. Kertsman’s works have been performed or recorded at premiere venues in New York, London, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Sao Paulo, Linz, and Chicago; by artists such as Angelika Kirchschlager, John Williams, Dennis Russell Davies, and The Ahn Trio; and released on CD by labels such as Sony Classical and RCA Victor Group. His new album features two of his early works: Amazônia Symphonic Poem (1987), written at age 21 as a protest against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, and Sinfonia Concertante Brasileira for Flute and Orchestra (1988), featuring Vienna Philharmonic Principal Flutist Wolfgang Schulz as soloist. The album is completed with the slightly later Chamber Symphony No. 1, “Acorda!” (1995), scored for a “darker orchestra” (lower range woodwinds and strings, organ, with multiple percussionists and two female voices). Dennis Russell Davies conducts the Bruckner Orchester Linz on this premium audiophile recording. Publicity by Shira Gilbert. Targeted Service to media publications and radio for reviews, airplay, and features.

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Reference Recordings

Release Date: October 9, 2012 Dallas Wind Symphony Jerry Junkin: conductor Jim Cullum Jazz Band TICHELI: Postcard • San Antonio Dances • Symphony No. 2 • Rest • Playing with Fire “Optimistic and thoughtful.” — Los Angeles Times “Lean and muscular.” — New York Times

Frank TICHELI Playing With Fire

Cat # REF 127 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT WORLD PREMIERES

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The Dallas Wind Symphony and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band team up on a new world premiere sonic spectacular! Composer Frank Ticheli’s works have become standards in concert band repertoire, and Playing With Fire weaves in enthusiastic playing by the famed Jim Cullum Jazz Band. All wind music and traditional jazz enthusiasts should have these knockout performances, conducted by Jerry Junkin. Recorded in the Meyerson Symphony Center, the great music is perfectly captured by Reference Recordings’ world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson. Press Service to national and international music and audiophile press and online zines including Gramophone, Musical America, New York Times, Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, Soundstage, Ultra High Fidelity, Classics Today, LISTEN, International Record Review, and more. Radio Service to classical and jazz stations. Advertising with Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, LISTEN, Gramophone, Fanfare.

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Avie Records Daniel-Ben Pienaar: piano BEETHOVEN: 13 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120 • Bagatelles, Op. 126 “A completely satisfying account of this music.” — Fanfare Daniel-Ben Pienaar follows his acclaimed recording of Bach’s groundbreaking Goldberg Variations by scaling the heights of Beethoven’s monumental 33 variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli. These late works are some of Beethoven’s most adventurous, suitably challenging for Pienaar’s technical wizardry and probing intellect. He complements the set with Beethoven’s last great work for solo piano, the Bagatelles, Op. 126, which are no mere trifles. As with his previous releases, Pienaar contributes in-depth notes that delve deep into the music’s enigmas. Combined with his sometimes provocative, always enlightening interpretations, Pienaar has once again created a highly satisfying release for the committed classical listener.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Diabelli Variations

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

Avie Records

Nicholas Phan: tenor Myra Huang: piano Alan Cumming: narrator Jennifer Montone: French horn Sivan Magen: harp BRITTEN: The Heart of the Matter • Canticle III—Still Falls the Rain • A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92 • Canticle IV—The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op. 89 • Folksong Arrangements for voice & harp • Folksong Arrangements for voice & piano “A total pleasure on all fronts … an artist who must be heard.” — NPR Nicholas Phan follows up last year’s successful solo debut with Still Falls the Rain, focusing on works inspired by Britten’s key collaborators including Dennis Brain, Osian Ellis, and poet Edith Sitwell. The rarely recorded “The Heart of the Matter” includes a narration of Sitwell’s poems by Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Print & Online Advertising in Gramophone, BBC Music magazine, LISTEN, and Opera News. Aggressive Social Media campaign using Facebook, Twitter, and Kickstarter. Reviews & Features expected in Opera News, Opera, Opera Now, and Operavore. E-Blast to Avie mailing list (c. 5,000). UPCOMING PERFORMACES August 28 & 30 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl December 20 & 23 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall

Benjamin BRITTEN

Still Falls the Rain

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Apollo’s Fire Jeannette Sorrell: harpsichord, conductor HANDEL: Dixit Dominus • Ode for the Birthay of Queen Anne • Zadok the Priest • “The Lord Shall Reign” from Israel and Egypt “Apollo’s Fire is a delight and a treasure.” — All Music Guide Apollo’s Fire has won critical acclaim and enjoyed Top 10 Billboard Classical chart success with their half-dozen releases on AVIE. Returning to their baroque roots, they offer a selection of works by Handel that showcase the Apollo’s Fire chorus. The centerpiece of the album is the grand Dixit Dominus, written during the composer’s early days in Rome. In a gesture to Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year, Sorrell has chosen two works written for the monarch’s forbearers: the “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne” and “Zadok the Priest.” As a bonus, Sorrell includes “The Lord Shall Reign” from the epic Israel in Egypt. Print Advertising in Gramophone, BBC Music magazine, Fanfare, LISTEN, and Early Music America. E-Blast to Avie mailing list (c. 5,000). UPCOMING PERFORMANCES December 9 Akron, OH ­– Westminster Presbyterian Church December 10 & 17 Shaker Heights, OH – First Baptist Church December 11 Rocky River, OH – St. Christopher Catholic Church December 16 Cleveland, OH – Trinity Church December 18 Willoughby Heights, OH – St. Noel Catholic Church

George Frideric HANDEL

Dixit Dominus

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Delta Classics

Release Date: October 9, 2012 L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra Michi Gaigg: conductor RAMEAU: Zaïs – Orchestral Suite • Hippolyte et Aricie – Orchestral Suite In 1733, when Jean-Philippe Rameau staged his first opera at the age of 50, no one thought that the composer would come up with 20 enthusiastically acclaimed musical dramas over the next 25 years. Hippolyte et Aricie is based on Racine’s tragedy Phèdre. The dances and arias comprise expressions ranging from pressing longing to relaxed happiness, variedly orchestrated with woodwinds and strings. With specifically dark instrumentation, stomping rhythms, and rapid tempi, Rameau depicts the rage of the characters’ and underworld gods’ furies. The ballet Héorique Zaïs combines a typical pastoral subject with freemasonic ideas of the emergence of an orderly world from the chaos pictured in the overture and prologue. Award-winning conductor Michi Gaigg leads the L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra in this stunning rendition.

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Ewa Kupiec, Maria Lettberg: pianos Petersen Quartet Members of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Frank Strobel: conductor SCHNITTKE: Piano Quintet • Piano Quartet • Piano Trio • Piano Concerto No. 2 (Chamber Concerto)

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Variation is one of the oldest and most popular methods of composition in music history. The native Volga German Alfred Schnittke used a different form of variation in each of the three movements of his concert for piano and chamber orchestra. A glimmer of romantic melancholy opens the piano trio, ending with a fluttering note by the violin, which fades away in the distance. In his Piano Quartet, Schnittke grapples with Gustav Mahler, whose tonal language he considered to be a “guiding principle” for his own work. One of the earliest poly-stylistic works by Schnittke, and probably the most-often performed piece of his oeuvre, is the Piano Quintet dedicated to his deceased mother. One of Europe’s most dedicated contemporary music interpreters, pianist Ewa Kupiec, is featured on this beautiful recording.


Release Date: October 9, 2012

Querstand

Leipzig Piano Quartet René Bogner: violin Matthias Weise: viola Henriette-Luise Neubert: cello Stefan Burkhardt: piano JADASSOHN: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 77 • MENDELSSOHN: Piano Quartet in F minor, Op. 2 • SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47 This release is an interesting look into Leipzig’s chamber music world in the 19th century. The disc contains the Quartet in C minor, Op. 77 by Salomon Jadassohn, a rarely-performed piece rooted in the classic and romantic era. The Leipzig Piano Quartet, formed in 1998, has more than 10 years of experience performing together. All four members are deeply rooted in Leipzig’s contemporary music scene; three of them are members of Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and MDR Sinfonieorchester.

Felix MENDELSSOHN

Piano Quartet

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Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig Herbert Blomstedt: conductor BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E This new CD release by the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig was recorded during Herbert Blomstedt’s first concert as Honorary Conductor of the orchestra in 2006. The Gewandhaus Orchestra has a special relationship to this symphony, as the orchestra played its premiere in 1884. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

Anton BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7

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Cypres

Release Date: October 9, 2012 Ictus Ensemble Martyn Brabbyns: conductor Claire Booth, Gordon Gietz: vocal soloists HARVEY: Wagner Dream (complete opera) “A remarkable achievement.” — Gramophone “This set should win Harvey’s Wagner Dream many friends.” — BBC Music magazine

Jonathan HARVEY Wagner Dream

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Inspired by the last moments of Richard Wagner’s life and his interrupted opera project Die Sieger, Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream centers around a Buddhist revelation given to Wagner “in the blink of an eye” with the help of librettist Jean-Claude Carrière. The drama—composed of nine scenes situated alternately in Venice at Wagner’s deathbed and in India, the spot where the opera takes place in his mind—is sustained by a real-time electronic contraption that creates a link between dream and reality. In opposition to Wagner’s music’s expressive violence, Harvey focuses on translating the inherent humanity of the opera’s characters through a delicate style that appeals to the soul rather than to the senses, rejuvenating the operatic genre by proposing a new Buddhist view of the representation of emotions onstage. Harvey’s originality serves a profound spirituality and a universal thought reconciling Wagner, Buddhism, technology, operatic tradition, and the musical.

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Les Folies Françoises Patrick Cohën-Akenine: conductor Jean-François Lombard, Jean-François Novelli: tenors Marc Labonnette: bass François Saint-Yves: organ CAMPRA: O Jesu Amantissime • Beati Omnes • Immensus es, Domine • Quam dilecta • Salvum me fac Deus • DANDRIEU: Magnificats in D minor (2), G minor & A minor • Sonata in Trio No. 1 In Louis XIV’s France, from the 1640s onward, the small motet was one of the two forms of religious music most current in the context of liturgical practice. André Campra’s small motets are imbued with a deep spirituality, eloquently and movingly expressed in this recording, which bears witness to the great sensitivity of one of France’s most fascinating composers.

André CAMPRA Jesu Amantissime

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Accordone

César FRANCK

The final part of an Italian trilogy in which the Accordone ensemble, after its exploration of the 16th and 17th centuries, launches into the discovery of 18th-century Neapolitan vocal music. On the cantata “L’annamurato Arfeo,” Marco Beasley sings with perfect vocal mastery.

César Franck and the Liège Orchestra share a musical identity specific to Liege’s geographic location, at the crossroads of French and Germanic influences. On this stunning recording, “Les Djinns” and the famous “Variations Symphoniques” are played by French piano star Cédric Tiberghien.

Il Settecento Napoletano

Works For Orchestra and Piano

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Fausto ROMITELLI

Wolfgang Holzmair & Trio Wanderer

As a convinced modernist who is careful not to indulge in the arrogant fallacy of radical rupture for its own sake, Fausto Romitelli represents an heir of Western musical traditions be they scholarly or popular, ancient or current, all while expressing a strong sense of independence.

Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair, known the world over for his intellectual interpretations of German songs, has taken great care with the highly characteristic pronunciation of various British dialects to provide us with a representative selection of this intriguing art form.

The Pulse of an Irishman: Folksongs of the British Isles

The Nameless City

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José van Dam

Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Legendary baritone José van Dam celebrates a triple anniversary: his 70th birthday, 50 years onstage, and 30 years at La Monnaie, Brussels’ opera house. This set collects his best portrayals from The Flying Dutchman, Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, and more. A fragment of history on two CDs!

When Marie-Nicole Lemieux won the Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition in 1998, nobody knew she would become the contralto of her generation, and nobody knew that she would become one of the most versatile singers imaginable as well as a first-class tragedian!

30 Years at La Monnaie

Les nuits d’été: Mahler, Wagner, Berlioz

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PHI

Release Date: October 9, 2012 Hana Blaziková: soprano Damien Guillon: countertenor Thomas Hobbs: tenor Peter Kooij: bass Collegium Vocale Gent Philippe Herrewegghe: conductor J.S. BACH: Cantata BWV25, “Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe” • Cantata BWV 138, “Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz?” • Cantata BWV 105, “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht” • Cantata BWV 46, “Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei” The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach’s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer’s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine “cantor’s music,” but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.

J.S. BACH

Ach süsser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas Cat # PHY 6 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 d

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Delphian Records Ludus Baroque Richard Neville-Towle: director Mary Bevan: soprano Ed Lyon: tenor HANDEL: Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day • Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 6, No. 7 • Look Down, Harmonious Saint “Fizzes with energy, sounding fresh off the page. Virtually every aria, clearly and beautifully articulated by the soloists, is a gem.” — Early Music Today Following the widespread critical acclaim of their debut recording Alexander’s Feast, Ludus Baroque brings their celebrated verve to Handel’s Song for St. Cecilia’s Day. Coupled with his miniature cantata for tenor, “Look Down, Harmonious Saint,” which Handel wrote to supplement performances of Alexander’s Feast, and with the Concerto Grosso in B-flat, written in his fruitful autumn of 1739, Handel approaches the setting of this second text by John Dryden with the same extraordinary vividness of detail and metrical virtuosity as Alexander’s Feast.

George Frideric HANDEL Song for St. Cecilia’s Day Cat # DPH 34110 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

Metronome

Carole Cerasi: harpsichord D. SCARLATTI: Sonatas K.213, 516, 517, 87, 247, 25, 474, 84, 115, 8, 30, 429, 217, 175 & 113 “A delight.” — Gramophone Short-listed for a 2012 Gramophone Award, this is the latest in a line of magnificent Carole Cerasi recitals for Metronome. Domenico Scarlatti, who was born in the same year as J.S. Bach and Handel, was a brilliant keyboard player whose 555 sonatas require considerable dexterity. For this recording, Cerasi has chosen 15 contrasting sonatas that reflect Scarlatti’s virtuosity, unexpected eccentricities, and Iberian influences. Advertising with Gramophone. also available

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Sonatas

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J.S. BACH English Suites BWV 806–811 Cat # MET 1078 Price Code: 2R (SRP $35.99) Number of Discs: 2 d

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The Locke Consort John Wilson Meyer, Mimi Mitchell: baroque violins Susanne Braumann: bass violin, viola da gamba Fred Jacobs: theorbo LOCKE: Broken Consort, First and Second Parts • Suites from Tripla Concordia This is the first-ever recording of the complete Broken Consort and Tripla Concordia by English restoration composer Matthew Locke. These pieces—which illustrate Locke’s great musical invention and humor—are played by the Locke Consort, internationally-renowned champions of 17th century English music. Advertising with Gramophone, BBC Music magazine, and IRR.

Matthew LOCKE

The Broken Consort Cat # MET 1086 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

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Release Date: October 9, 2012 Pygmalion Ensemble Raphaël Pichon: conductor J.S. BACH: Missa 1733 (Mass in B minor in short form) The Pygmalion Ensemble continues its interpretative work on the music of J.S. Bach with the Mass in B minor in its version of 1733. Pygmalion’s first recording for Alpha, featuring Bach’s Missae Breves BWV 234 & 235, was received enthusiastically by critics and awarded the Diapason d’Or of the Year 2008 and the Orphée d’Or 2008 by the Académie du Disque Lyrique. Given the work’s historical importance, this third recording by the ensemble also offers an occasion for Raphaël Pichon to show the extent of his maturity, placing him in the front rank of today’s young conductors. also available

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Eric Le Sage: piano Ébène Quartet Gabriel le Magadure, Pierre Colombet: violins Matthieu Herzog: viola Raphael Merlin: cello FAURÉ: Piano Quintet No. 1, Op. 89 • Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 115 In a genre set by Boccherini, represented in the 19th century by the masterpieces of Schumann, Brahms, and Franck, Gabriel Fauré composed two scores that were very different from his early romances and the evanescent “lullaby of death” that is the Requiem. The Piano Quintet Op. 89 remains little known for reasons related to its composition as much as its history. Regarded by Koechlin as one of Fauré’s finest works, it serves as a transition to the composer’s final stylistic period. The Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 115, surprisingly less melancholy than its predecessor, is one of the composer’s last productions. In the evening of his life, Fauré demonstrated his supreme mastery and prodigious creative power, giving French chamber music one of its finest monuments.

Gabriel FAURÉ

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

Zig-Zag Territoires

Doulce Mémoire Denis Raisin Dadre: conductor Ensemble Kudsi Erguner Selections of Western Christian and Ottoman Turkish music from the time of the fall of Constantinople This disc tells a story of interactions between musicians of the Ottoman court and European musicians who had settled across the way, on the Galata Hill, at the time of the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The program opens on the Christian side with the motet of lamentation composed by Guillaume Dufay in 1453. The “Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae” is a dazzling testimony to the repercussions of this fall during the Occident. On the Ottoman side, the court musicians respond with an original repertoire; a synthesis of every influence present at the Sublime Porte. After times of war and conquest come times of exchange, as relations between Christian and Muslim communities became more cordial and business between the two continued.

Doulce Mémoire

La Porte de Félicité: Constantinople 1453 Cat # ZIG 314 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 d

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Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Emmanuel Krivine: conductor Karine Deshayes: mezzo-soprano RAVEL: Boléro • La Valse • Shéhérazade This release marks the beginning of a collaboration between Zig-Zag Territoires, Emmanuel Krivine, and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra with exceptional guest Karine Deshayes. The disc brings together some of Ravel’s most popular scores, in particular the Bolero, and Karine Deshayes gives a highly moving interpretation of Shéhérazade in the tradition of the great Régine Crespin.

Maurice RAVEL

Boléro, La Valse & Shéhérazade

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Melodiya

Release Date: October 9, 2012 Orchestra of the USSR State Academic Bolshoi Theatre Evgeny Svetlanov: conductor GLAZUNOV: Raymonda, Op. 57 (complete ballet) In the spring of 1896, Alexander Glazunov received a commission from Ivan Vsevolozhsky, the director of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre, to compose the score to the ballet Raymonda. It was the composer’s first experience with a score for a ballet performance. The libretto was written by Princess Lidya Pashkova, a traveler and columnist for the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro. The story involved characters that actually existed alongside fictional ones, and although it was historically inaccurate, the performance was a triumph.

Alexander GLAZUNOV Raymonda

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Borodin Quartet Rostislav Dubinski, Yakov Alexandrov: violins Dmitry Shebalin: viola Valentin Berlinski: cello RAVEL: String Quartet in F • DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Maurice RAVEL & Claude DEBUSSY String Quartets

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We associate the concepts of impressionism and post-impressionism in music with the string quartets of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Debussy’s denial of classical forms had a systematic character, and in many ways coincided with the spirits of Russian composers such as Mussorgsky, whom both Debussy and Ravel rated highly. Contemporary critics note the evident similarity of Ravel’s composition not only to Debussy’s style but also to Russian music, which attracted the two since the time of Beliaev’s concerts in Paris in 1889. The “Russian footprint” left in Debussy’s and Ravel’s works by Mussorgsky and Borodin did not remain unnoticed by the musicians from this quartet, named after Alexander Borodin. Their interpretation vividly reveals genetic links with the “new French school” and the “new Russian school,” marked by freshness, originality, and the extraordinary force of their vision.


Melodiya

Release Date: October 9, 2012 USSR State Symphonic Orchestra Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Igor Stravinsky: conductor STRAVINSKY: Fireworks • Petrushka (1947 version) • The Volga Barge Haulers • Ode • Orpheus Stravinsky’s concerts were a genu­ine feast for Russian listeners. Six concerts— four in Moscow and two in Leningrad—presented Stravinsky’s early works and compositions from 1930–1940. The most famous was the ballet “Petrushka,” which was staged for the first time in 1911 and remained one of his most popular works. “Orpheus” was created after an idea by George Balanchine, one of the greatest choreographers ever and an incomparable interpreter of Stravinsky’s music on the ballet stage. The work of the same period, “Ode,” was composed in memoriam of Sergei Koussevitzky’s wife, who died in 1942. The short but spectacular play “Fireworks” was composed by Stravinsky as a wedding present for his friends Maximilian Steinberg and Nadezhda Rimsky-Korsakova, daughter of the great composer.

Igor STRAVINSKY

Stravinsky in Moscow Cat # MYD 1001604 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 35 d

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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Herbert von Karajan: conductor MOZART: Divertimento No. 17 in D, K.3334 • R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 Herbert von Karajan’s Mozart, especially in a musical theater setting, generates an unforgettable sensation of an almost childlike clarity, lightness, and radiance. But the nature of the Divertimento does not require any exceptional type of work on gathering together the movements of such a diverse musical plot. The addition of intrigue and enhancement of romantic qualities of the repertoire from the classical period was always untypical of Karajan. Instead, the performances here are written in the form of a peculiar and rather motley divertimento, connected integrally by its single image themes.

Herbert von Karajan

Karajan in Moscow,Vol. 3 Cat # MYD 1001514 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 35 d

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Release Date: October 9, 2012 Sviatoslav Richter: piano PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14 • Legend, Op. 12, No. 6 • Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 • Landscape, Op. 59, No. 2 • Waltz from War and Peace, Op. 96 • Piano Sonata No. 9 in C, Op. 103 Sviatoslav Richter was already a unique interpreter of Sergei Prokofiev’s music in the early 1940s. He became the first performer of the Seventh Sonata, the Sonata for Cello and Piano, the Ninth Sonata, and the Symphony-Concerto. The main factor of Richter’s outstanding interpretation is the unusual inner relation of the two geniuses, expressed in a brilliant temperament and a rich emotional sphere. He has the ability to convey strong feelings by restrained means.

Sergei PROKOFIEV Richter Plays Prokofiev Cat # MYD 1001677 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 35 d

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Tatjana Nikolajeva, Abram Schatzkes: pianos USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra Evgeny Svetlanov: piano, conductor MEDTNER: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33 • From Eight Mood Pictures, Op. 1 • Funeral March in B minor, Op. 31, No. 2 • Song on the River in E minor, Op. 38, No. 4 • Russian Fairy Tale in F minor, Op 42, No. 1 • Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50 • Sonata-Reminiscence in A minor, Op. 38, No. 1 • Sonata-Elegy in D minor, Op. 11, No. 2 • Graceful Dance in A, Op. 38, No. 1

Nikolai MEDTNER Piano Concertos

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Nikolai Medtner saw his destination in the development of the traditions of classical art, but never blindly followed its examples. Limiting himself to work in the area of chamber genres, Medtner created music that was original, imbued with thrilling beauty and nobleness. One of the most gifted pianists of the 20th century, Medtner composed three piano concertos, a piano quintet, three cycles of characteristic pieces, 40 fairy tales, and 14 sonatas. Among his other works were pieces for violin and piano, including three sonatas, and about 100 romances and songs. The composer’s most significant works comprise his Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 33. He later completed Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50 in the 1920s.


Melodiya

Release Date: October 9, 2012

CLASSIC REISSUES FROM THE MELODIYA ARCHIVES

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ˇ Antonín DVORÁK

Quintet, Op. 81 & Quartet, Op. 74

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Piano Concertos

Fantasiestucke & Humoresque

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Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74

Diabelli Variations

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Gilels in Japan, 1984

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Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Emil Gilels

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Alexei Sultanov Recital

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Brussels Philharmonic Recordings

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra Michel Tabachnik: conductor TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique” • Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture The story of the Brussels Philharmonic is a remarkable one. As the former orchestra of Belgian radio, the orchestra managed not only to survive independently, but also to build a successful national and international career in Europe. In the coming years, the orchestra and Michel Tabachnik will lead listeners further through the symphonic repertoire with a series of high-end recordings and bold interpretations. also available

Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY

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ˇ DVORÁK Symphony No. 9 “New World” Cat # BRX 2 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Col legno Franui Ensemble SCHUBERT: Lieder • BRAHMS: Volkslieder • MAHLER: Lieder “The quality of the recording is superb, the playing and singing highly professional and performed with more than one twinkle in Franui’s collective eye.” — Musicweb-International Franui’s magical lieder triangle has now finally been assembled in a box set, with the group’s inspiring trilogy about the art of 19th century lied in a special three-CD digipak containing a booklet with text by Christian Seiler. The perfect piece to complement your lieder collection!

Franui

Schubert Lieder, Brahms Volkslieder & Mahler Lieder Cat # CNO 20307 Price Code: 3L (SRP $35.99) Number of Discs: 3 Box Set, Box Lot 9 d

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Col legno

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Popular Viennese label Col legno presents a new series of CDs featuring the winners of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s Composers’ Prize! Steven DAVERSON Shadow Walker

Ensemble Recherche/Ensemble Modern/Nina Janssen-Deinzer: clarinet/ Angelika Luz: soprano/Franck Ollu, Oswald Sallaberger: conductors DAVERSON: Elusive Tangibility II, III, IV & V • Escher’s Pharmacy • Schattenwanderer (Shadow Walker)

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Hèctor PARRA

Caressant l’Horizon Ensemble Recherche/Ensemble Intercontemporain/Emilio Pomárico: conductor PARRA: Early Life • Stress Tensor • Caressant l’Horizon

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Hans THOMALLA Fremd

Stuttgart State Opera/Johannes Kalitzke: conductor/Annette Seiltgen, Julia Spaeth: sopranos/Stephan Storck: bass/Carlos Zapien: tenor THOMALLA: Fremd (complete opera)

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Luke BEDFORD

Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale Scottish Ensemble/Ensemble Modern/Fidelio Trio/London Sinfonietta/ Jonathan Morton, Sian Edwards, Franck Ollu, Oliver Knussen: conductors/ Jonathan Morton: violin/Lawrence Power: viola/Claire Booth: soprano BEDFORD: Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale • Into Johannesburg: By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold • Chiaroscuro • Man Shoots Strangers from Skyscraper • Or Voit Tout en Aventure

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Zeynep GEDIZLIOGU Kesik

Arditti Quartet/Ensemble Modern/SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg/Sara Maria Sun: soprano/Oswald Sallaberger, Frank Düpree: conductors GEDIZLIOGU: Susma–Schweige nicht/String Quartet No. 2 • Akdenizli–Das Mediterrane • Yol–Der Weg • Ungleiche Gleichungen • Dialogo a tre • Die Wand entlang • Wenn Du mich hörst, klopf zweimal • Kesi–Schnitt

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Quartz / Stone Records

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Cat # SNR 8019 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

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Grant FOSTER

C.W. ORR

Mira Yevtich: piano/Sergey Roldugin: cello/Andrew Goodwin: tenor/ Novaya Rossia Symphony Orchestra/Hermitage Symphony Orchestra/ Belorussia Symphony Orchestra/Zaurbek Gugkaev: conductor

Mark Stone: baritone/Simon Lepper: piano

FOSTER: The Pearl of Dubai Suite • The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Stone Records is delighted to announce the concluding CD in a two-disc series that comprises the first-ever complete recording of C.W. Orr’s songs for voice and piano. This wonderful composer is one of the music world’s best-kept secrets, with so few of his songs recorded—until now!

The Pearl of Dubai Suite

The Complete C.W. Orr Songbook,Vol. 2

Australian composer Grant Foster’s suite centered around a myth that Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsarina Alexandra, went to Dubai to collect pearls and escaped death when the Russian royal family was executed.

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ORR: 19 songs, including 14 world premieres

Editions Hortus

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Thibaut de CHAMPAGNE

La chansonnier du roi: Courtly Love and Chivalry of the 13th Century

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J.S. BACH

Inventions & Symphonies Cristiano Holtz: clavichord

Alla Francesca/Brigitte Lesne: conductor J.S. BACH: Inventions & Symphonies 16 songs, dances & motets by Champagne, de la Ferte & Anonymous composers Upcoming performance December 14 at the Met! Mentioned by Dante as one of “the most illustrious poets of his time,” Thibaut de Champagne was one of France’s greatest musician-poets, composing about 60 songs in a variety of genres. This disc is an anthology of his compositions.

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The clavichord experienced its peak in the mid-18th century, when the larger, unfretted version was introduced to musicians. In this recording by award-winning musician Cristiano Holtz, the clavichord and Bach’s compositions are showcased wonderfully.


Release Date: October 9, 2012

Nimbus Alliance

Marco MARAZZOLI

Caro Sposo: Oratorio di Santa Caterina Nadine Balbeisi, Katherine Watson, Emily Van Evera: sopranos/Christian Immler: bass/Juan Sancho: tenor/Steve Dugardin: countertenor/Siobhán Armstrong: arpa doppia/Atalante/Erin Headley: lirone, viola da gamba/Claire Duff, Hannah Tibell: violins MARAZZOLI: Oratorio di Santa Caterina • PASQUINI: Lamento di Cain, from Cain e Abel “Breathtaking performances of delicious music.” — Gramophone In this second recording of the Reliquie di Roma series, we raise an edifice to St. Catherine. The oratorio continues in rich and elaborate baroque style, with the character’s prolonged and agonizing suffering ultimately leading to her sublime and victorious death. Lelio Orsini, one of Rome’s most eminent librettists, vividly conveyed the narrative in elegant poetry, which Marco Marazzoli dramatically and extravagantly enhanced in the full-scale Oratorio di Santa Caterina.

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PLUG New Music Festival

Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2011 PLUG New Music Festival Musiclab/Calum Robertson, Fraser Langton: clarinets/Jessica Leary, Fiona Wilkie: sopranos/ Alasdair Macaskill, Theodoros Iosifidis: pianos/James Gorman, Glynn Forrest: percussion/Nigel Boddice: conductor Christopher DUNCAN: Twine • Timothy MILES: Twitching • Anna SHUCKSMITH: Die Nachtblume • Jason STADDON: Barotrauma • Claire MCCUE: Surge • Jay CAPPERAU: Sojourn Aufenthalt • Lewis MURPHY: Am Turme • Steve FORMAN: Gill’s Delirium “It’s not a festival, it’s actually a phenomenon.” — The Herald Scotland As part of a growing program of contemporary music, this recording is inspired by the process of established composers performing alongside students at the Royal Conservatoire. Started in 2006, the PLUG Music Festival is a platform to showcase new work from the Conservatoire, and is now heralded as one of the most exciting festivals in the UK for new music.

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Charlotte de Rothschild Fairy Songs

Charlotte de Rothschild: soprano/Danielle Perrett: harp 21 songs about fairies by Quilter, Stanford, Harty, Lehmann, and more “This enchanting duo performed a program filled with surprise and delight.” — On Stage Magazine This collection of fairy songs is inspired by the Fairy Museum in Japan. The harp perfectly accompanies these songs, and Danielle Perrett skillfully adapts the piano accompaniments for her instrument. The release features settings of poetry by late 19th- and 20th-century composers. Some of these tracks were inspired by the pre-Raphaelite movement of Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as was Stanford in his setting of John Keats’ La Belle Dame sans Merci.

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Opera d’Oro

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Introducing the OPERA D’ORO ENCORE SERIES

Cat # OPD 2035 Price Code: B (SRP $4.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30

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Giulietta Simionato

Maurice RAVEL

Giulietta Simionato: soprano/RAI Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/ Gianandrea Gavazzeni: conductor/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vienna State Opera Chorus/Herbert von Karajan & Lovro von Matacic, conductors

Hector Dufranne, Martha Angelici, Jeanne Krieger, Louis Arnault, Nadine Sautereau, Denise Scharley: vocal soloists/Georges Truc & Ernest Bour: conductors

Giulietta Simionato,Vol. 2

L’heure espagnole

RAVEL: L’enfant et les sortileges • L’heure espagnole (complete operas) Selections from Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Verdi’s Il Trovatore & Aida Live performances from 1958–1963, featuring one of the finest Italian opera singers of the 20th century.

Historic first recordings of Ravel’s only two operas, The Spanish Hour and The Child and the Sorceries, both delightful comedies filled with chiming clocks and wind-up toys. Recorded in Paris in 1929 and 1947.

Cat # OPD 1354 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 2 Double Slimline, Box Lot 30

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Bedrich SMETANA

Giacomo PUCCINI

ˇ Beno Blachut, Ludmila Cervinková, Karel Kalas: vocal soloists/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Karel Anˇcerl: conductor

Tito Gobbi, Cecilia Fusco, Renzo Casellato: vocal soloists/RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Milan/Massimo Pradella: conductor

SMETANA: The Bartered Bride (complete opera in Czech)

PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi (complete opera)

The late Karel Anˇcerl was one of the finest conductors produced by the prolific Czech musical culture in the 20th century; this is the definitive 1947 recording of the greatest Czech comic opera!

Tito Gobbi practically owned the title role in Puccini’s one-act comic masterpiece, and here he is in fresher voice than on his studio recording. Live performance, September 19, 1963.

The Bartered Bride

Gianni Schicchi

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

Opera d’Oro

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Giuseppe VERDI

Umberto GIORDANO

Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Floriana Cavalli: vocal soloists/ Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ Sir Georg Solti: conductor

Renata Tebaldi, Giuseppe Di Stefano: vocal soloists/Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo, Naples/Arturo Basile: conductor

La forza del destino

Fedora

GIORDANO: Fedora (complete opera) VERDI: La forza del destino (complete opera) Verdi’s sprawling tragedy is presented in excellent sound featuring Carlo Bergonzi and Nicolai Ghiaurov. Live performance, London, October 1, 1962.

Second only to Andrea Chenier in popularity among Giordano’s operas, Fedora was premiered in 1898 with Caruso as the tenor lead. This classic live performance dates from 1961 in Naples.

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Domenico DONIZETTI

Vincenzo BELLINI

Maria Callas, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini: vocal soloists/ Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan/Antonino Votto: conductor

Fiorenza Cossotto, Antonietta Pastori, Renato Gavarini: vocal soloists/RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Rome/Lorin Maazel: conductor

DONIZETTI: Poliuto (complete opera)

BELLINI : I Capuleti e i Montecchi (complete opera)

Callas and Corelli are together again for another operatic rarity, which suffered obscurity due to the censor’s pen. Live performance, December 7, 1960.

Bellini’s version of the Romeo & Juliet story, first staged in 1830, is one of his finest early works. Live performance, Rome, October 23, 1958.

Poliuto

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

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Arte Nova

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Introducing the ARTE NOVA ENCORE SERIES

Cat # ANO 974330 Price Code: B (SRP $4.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30

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Johannes BRAHMS

Richard STRAUSS

Matthias Kirschnereit: piano

Hellen Kwon: soprano/Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria/ Adrian Leaper: conductor

Sonata, Op. 2 & 16 Waltzes, Op. 39

Don Quixote & Vier letzte Lieder

BRAHMS: Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 2 • 16 Waltzes, Op. 39 • Scherzo in E-flat minor, Op. 4

R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote & Vier Letzte Lieder

Born in 1962, Matthias Kirschnereit studied at the Detmold Music Academy with Professor Kretschmar-Fischer. His work with Claudio Arrau, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Oleg Maisenberg, and Murray Perahia also contributed to his artistic development.

Don Quixote was premiered unsuccessfully in Paris in 1900, despite (or perhaps precisely because of) its progressive aspects. This disc contrasts the work with Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs, 1948), his swan song in this genre.

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Johannes BRAHMS

ˇ Leoš JANÁCEK

Emil Klein: cello/Wolfgang Manz: piano

Janáˇcek Philharmonic Orchestra/Christian Arming: conductor

BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 • Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, Op. 99

ˇ JANÁCEK: Taras Bulba • From the House of the Dead – Suite • Ballad of Blaník

Emil Klein studied at the Bucharest Conservatoire and with David Geringas in Hamburg. Here he is joined by Wolfgang Manz, one of Germany’s most distinguished and successful pianists.

The orchestral work Taras Bulba describes in music the fate of the Cossack leader Taras Bulba as it is told in Nicolai Gogol’s patriotic novella. This disc places it alongside the suite from Janáˇcek’s final opera and the early 1920’s work Ballad of Blaník.

Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Taras Bulba

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Arte Nova

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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William BOYCE

Joaquín RODRIGO & Joaquín TURINA

London Festival Orchestra/Ross Pople: conductor

Ana Rodrigo: soprano/Luis Orlandini: guitar/Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria/Adrian Leaper: conductor

Symphonies

Concierto de Aranjuez & Canto a Sevilla

BOYCE: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 William Boyce (1711–1779) was one of the earliest composers to popularize the symphony, and his seven short works continue to delight to the present day. The excellence of the London Festival Orchestra’s playing is reflected in the outstanding reviews its recordings have universally received.

RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar & Orchestra • TURINA: Canto a Sevilla Two works by two of the most important composers of the 20th-century Spanish musical tradition.

Cat # ANO 871470 Price Code: B (SRP $4.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30

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W.A. MOZART

Georges BIZET

Matthias Kirschnereit: piano/The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/ Frank Beermann: conductor

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra/Samuel Friedmann: conductor

The Piano Concertos,Vol. 3

Orchestral Suites from Carmen

BIZET: Carmen Suites 1 & 2 • L’Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2 MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K.459 (Cadenzas by Mozart) • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467 (Cadenzas by Géza Anda) Volume three of Mozart’s piano concertos, presented by the incomparable Matthias Kirschnereit.

After Bizet’s death, Fritz Hoffmann fashioned two suites from the most popular musical material of Carmen, and thus the work has triumphed not only in the theater but on the concert stage as well.

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Atoll Records

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Martin LODGE

Martin Setchell

Richard Nunns, Horomona Horo: taonga puoros/New Zealand Chamber Soloists/Peter Scholes: clarinet/James Tennant: cello/ Santiago Canon Valencia, Edward King: cellos

Martin Setchell: organ

Toru: Chamber Music

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Bonbons for Organ

LODGE: Epitaph for Douglas Lilburn • Summer Music • Toru • Aequora tuta silent • Pacific Rock • Pan Dreaming; Nightwind • Aria with Commentary • Voices Within • Farewell for David Farquhar • Hau

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Toru, by New Zealand composer Martin Lodge, means “three” in Maori, here referring to a trio of players. Lodge’s goal is to draw the cello and clarinet into the sound world of the taonga puoro in the course of the performance.

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John Wells

Auckland Town Hall

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Keith STATHAM

Of Wine and Roses: A Collection of Chamber Music by Keith Statham

John Wells: organ The Puertas Quartet STANFORD: Marcia Eroica • VIERNE: Naïades • BATISTE: Grand Offertoire • BUXTEHUDE: Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 149 • RATCLIFFE: Caprice • LISZT: Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen • YAMANOUCHI: Poèmes pour Orgue • SOWERBY: Air with variations • WELLS: Kokako Fanfare & March • WOLSTENHOLME: Finale in B-flat, Op. 11, No. 2 This CD features Auckland City organist Dr. John Wells on the first solo recording on the 2010 Klais organ in Auckland Town Hall. Sparkling performances make this a must-have for organ music enthusiasts!

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STATHAM: Romance • Happy Days • “Ina” • Suite for flute & string quartet • Pastorale • Elena’s waltz • Such sweet sorrow • Song without words • Landscape No. 1 • Black Swan • Landscape No. 2 • Happy Ending This debut album from the Puertas Quartet includes music by NZ composer Keith Stratham. Beautiful, lyrical, and very English, this collection of music for string quartet and wind soloists evokes a world of grace and romance.


EM Records

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Norman O’NEILL

Rupert Marshall-Luck & Matthew Rickard

The Bridge Quartet/Colin Twigg, Catherine Schofield: violins/ Michael Schofield: viola/Lucy Wilding: cello/Michael Dussek: piano

Rupert Marshall-Luck: violin/Matthew Rickard: piano

Chamber Works for Strings & Piano

Works for Violin & Piano

O’NEILL: String Quartet in C • Piano Trio in One Movement, Op. 32 • Piano Quintet in E minor • Theme and Variations for Piano Trio on the Popular Song “Polly Oliver” Norman O’Neill is a highly respected, world-renowned composer whose works are featured on this stunning recording. He produced well-crafted pieces, full of charm and an easy delight, which reflected both the English countryside he so deeply loved and his own warm, charming, and sensitive personality.

Red Priest Recordings

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Violin Sonata in A minor • HOLST: Five Pieces for Violin and Piano (premiere) • WALFORD DAVIES: Violin Sonata in E-flat (premiere) Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for the verve, commitment, and intelligence of his performances, Rupert Marshall-Luck appears as a soloist and recitalist at major festivals and venues throughout the UK as well as in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US.

Integra Records

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Piers Adams

Christian FORSHAW

Piers Adams: recorder/Howard Beach: keyboards/David Watkin: cello

Christian Forshaw: saxophones, director/The Sanctuary Ensemble/ Natalie Clifton-Griffith, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Katie Trethewey: vocals/Nigel Short: director/Grace Davidson: soprano/Alexander Mason: organ/Rob Farrer: percussion

The English Nightingale

VAN EYCK: Variations on “What Shall We Do This Evening?” • Variations on “The English Nightingale” • BASSANO: Divisions on “Onques Amour” • CROFT: Sonata in G • CORELLI: Sonata in F, Op. 5, No. 4 • TELEMANN: Fantasias Nos. 1, 12 • KRAEHMER: Concert Polonaise • Rondeau Hongrois • J.S. BACH: Sonata in G minor, BWV 1034 • CASTELLO: Sonata Prima Piers Adams is widely regarded as one of the greatest recorder players of our time. He has worked tirelessly to develop the recorder’s repertoire and reputation as a serious solo instrument.

Songs of Solace

FORSHAW: Songs of Solace This album is dedicated to the memory of the 52 people who lost their lives in London on July 7, 2005, a musical response to Julie Nicholson’s book A Song for Jenny which details the harrowing events surrounding the July 7th London bombings.

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Oboe Classics

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Harrison BIRTWISTLE

Léon Goossens

Melinda Maxwell: oboe/Helen Tunstall: harp/Andrew Watts: countertenor/Claire Seaton: soprano/William Stafford, Tom Verity: clarinets, bass clarinets/Ben Fullbrook: marimba

Léon Goossens: oboe/Clarence Rayboud, Gerald Moore: pianos/The Van Phillips All-Star Orchestra/The Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind: conductor

BIRTWISTLE: Orpheus Elegies • Three Bach Arias

FAURÉ: Pièce • MARCELLO: Concerto in C minor • PIERNÉL Aubae • BAX: Oboe Quintet • BARTHE: Passacaille • COLIN: Oboe Concertino • SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan • VAN PHILLIPS: Nicolette

Orpheus Elegies

Rare Goossens

Harrison Birtwistle’s major chamber work is scored mainly for oboe and harp, and refers to some of Rilke’s sonnets. His arrangements of three Bach arias for chamber ensemble make a delightful addition.

These are recordings not available anywhere else, ranging from a 1925 pre-electric recording of Charles Colin’s endearing “Concertino” to a 1947 reworking of Scarlatti themes.

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W.A. MOZART

Various Artists

Jeremy Polmear: oboe, English horn/Ambache Chamber Ensemble

Georges Gillet, Joseph Fonteyn, Georges Blanchard, Myrtile Morel, Louis Gromer, Marcel Tabuteau, Lois Wann, Ferdinand Prior, Engelbert Brenner, Hans Kamesch, Manfred Kautsky, Hans Hadamowsky: oboes

The Oboe in Mozart Chamber Music

MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F, K370 • Quintet in C, K617 • Adagio, K580a • Sonata in F, K376/K374d • Quintet for winds & piano in E-flat, K452 Joy is the keyword for this CD! The booklet contains a 2,000-word essay by Diana Ambache, photos from the “K452” recording session, and two entries from Mozart’s catalog written in his own hand.

The Oboe 1903–1953

MOZART: Oboe Quartet, K370 • SCHUMANN: Romance No. 1 • SATIE: Gymnopédie No 1 • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 (exc.) • and more As a fascinating feature of this disc of oboe music, Goossens’ mentor Henri de Busscher demonstrates the Brahms violin concerto solo in a 1940s educational disc, comparing it to Goossens’ own 1936 version.

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Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Christopher Redgate

Oboe Classics

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Elaine Douvas & Emily Pailthorpe

Oboe+: Berio & Beyond

Oboe Divas! Operatic Duos and Ensembles from Handel to Wagner

Christopher Redgate: oboe/Michael Young: interactive composer/ Julian Warburton: percussion/Roger Redgate: violin, drone REDGATE: Ausgangspunkte • YOUNG: Argrophylax • FINNISSY: Pavasiya • HAYDEN: Recoil • BERIO: Sequenze VII Oboe+ brings together a group of works for oboe that, with the exception of Berio’s “Sequenza VII,” have not been recorded before. The other works recorded here are fine examples of music from this genre.

Elaine Douvas, Emily Pailthorpe: oboes/Daniel Pailthorpe: flute/ Julian Mitford: piano/The Wagner Quintet/The Fidelio Nonet DELIBES: The Flower Duet • DONIZETTI: Duo from Lucia di Lammermoor • BEETHOVEN: Variations on Mozart’s “Là ci darem la mano” • HANDEL: Duetto “Bramo haver mille vite” from Ariodante • and more This is a CD for lovers of opera and oboe alike, portraying some of the great oboe moments in opera as well as songs that the artists have always wanted to stand up and sing themselves!

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Jeremy Polmear

Alison Teale

Jeremy Polmear: oboe/Stephen Sterling: French horn/Richard Saxel: piano

Alison Teale: English horn/Elizabeth Birley: piano

Music for Oboe, Horn and Piano

MOZART: Trio after the Quartet, K407 • BLANC: Romance, Op. 43b • VON HERZOGENBERG: Trio, Op. 61 • MOLBE: Air arab • BASLER: Vocalise-Waltz • DAMASE: Trio In the realm of chamber music, the combination of oboe, horn, and piano is an unusual one. It takes a skillful composer—and skillful performers—to create satisfying blends with these instruments.

Cor! Alison Teale Plays Cor Anglais

FALLA: Ritual Fire Dance & Pantomime • VALENTINE: Sonata No. 10 in C • MESSIAEN: Vocalise • BERKELEY: Snake • RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G (2nd mvt) • PIAZZOLLA: Tango 1960 • RUBBRA: Duo, Op. 156 • LUCCHETTI: Rock Song No. 3 • BOZZA: Divertissement, Op. 39 • HINDEMITH: Sonata • SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan • PASCULLI: Amelia Fantasy • GORDON: Bebop Tango This disc includes a beautiful recording of the cor anglais and piano performing Manuel de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance.” Alison Teale pushes both her instrument and the repertoire beyond its normal limits.

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Lauda

Release Date: October 9, 2012

TOP SELLERS FROM LA GRANDE CHAPELLE First launched in our August book, the Lauda label’s catalog is now available through Allegro Classical please ask your account manager for a complete catalog listing of available titles

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La Grande Chapelle

Among Adventures and Enchantments: Music for Don Quijote This recording consists of a selection of music divided into two main sections: music composed prior to 1605 and set to verses from old ballads, as well as the music that Alonso Quijano and Cervantes himself listened to.

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Mateo ROMERO

Requiem for Cervantes: Mateo Romero’s Mass for the Dead The commemoration of the fourth centenary of the publication of Don Quixote in 2005 provided an occasion for La Grande Chapelle to pay homage, not only to Cervantes but to Mateo Romero, music master of the Chapel Royal from 1598 to 1633.

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Joan Pau PUJOL

Music for Corpus Christi A reconstruction of a Procession and Compline for the feast of Corpus Christi by Joan Pau Pujol (1570–1626), one of the most important figures of early seventeenth-century Catalan music.

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Antonio Rodríguez DE HITA

Cristóbal GALÁN

La Grande Chapelle presents a revival of the magnificent mass “O gloriosa Virginum” by Antonio Rodríguez de Hita, one of the most important Spanish musicians of the 18th century.

This double CD offers a selection of Galán’s greatest compositions in Latin and Spanish music: motets, psalms, villancicos, cuatros, duets, and solo pieces.

Mass O gloriosa Virginum

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Song of the Soul


Flora

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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J.S. BACH

J.S. BACH

François Fernandez: violin

François Fernandez: violin

J.S. BACH: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001–1003

J.S. BACH: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1004–1006

Recording these works alone, François Fernandez used an experimental approach to the reading of these pieces. Fernandez’s intention is to glorify Bach more than the violin or the interpreter.

The second part of this series includes Fernandez’s interpretations of Bach’s compositions for solo violin. Almost all of the recordings were made in the peaceful atmosphere of a small church in the Belgian Ardennes.

Kairos

Etcetera

Sei Solo à Violino, Part 1

Sei Solo à Violino, Part 2

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Yann ROBIN

J.C. BACH

Alain Billard: metal contrabass clarinet/Ensemble intercontemporain/Susanna Mälkki: conductor

Ingrid Alexandre: contralto/Salvo Vitale: bass/Anaïs Chen: violin/ Roberto Gini, Kees Boeke, Sabina Colonna Preti, Marco Angilella: viola da gambas/Mario Martinoli: organ, harpsichord, direction

Vulcano & Art of Metal I, III

ROBIN: Vulcano • Art of Metal I • Art of Metal III Yann Robin is a young contemporary music composer from Paris. The unique Art of Metal pieces here are played with a special clarinet made completely out of metal.

Arie variate & Lamenti

J.C. BACH: Aria Eberliniana variata ‘pro dormente Camillo’ in E-flat • Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte in E minor • Aria variata in A minor • Wie bist du denn, o Gott, in Zorn auf mich entbrannt in E minor • Sarabanda variata in G The compositions by J.C. Bach presented here demonstrate the meld of central German music between Schütz and Bach, which had long been neglected by scholars and practitioners alike.

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Tactus

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Stefano BERNARDI

Raffaele BELLAFRONTE

Ensemble Cantimbanco/Roberto Balconi: director

Patrick De Ritis: bassoon/Nicola Mazzanti: ottavino/Federico Mondelci: saxophone/Wiener-Concert Verein/Dirk Vermeulen: director

Motetti in Cantilena: Opera quinta Venezia 1613

Concertos

BERNARDI: Motetti in Cantilena, Op. 5 BELLAFRONTE: Il labirinto dell’anima • Discantus • Zeit • Murales After his stay in Rome, Stefano Bernardi composed the Motetti in cantilena a quattro voci, dated 1613, which are some of the highest points of a motet production.

Indésens

Raffaele Bellafronte tackles a theme that is rich in history and literature without being intimidated by the great tradition, rethinking the very idea of a concerto.

Summit Education

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Fabrice Millischer

Timothy Anderson

Fabrice Millischer: trombone/EXO Brass

Timothy Anderson: trombone/Russel Burge, James Culley: percussion/Chris Roberts: double bass

Libretto: Music for Trombone

BOURGEOIS: Trombone Concerto, Op. 114 • PERUCHON: Libretto for solo trombone & brass band • LANGFORD: Rhapsody for trombone & brass band • RESPIGHI (arr. Snell): The Pines of Rome When the magic of Fabrice Millischer’s trombone is combined with the EXO Brass’ passion, the music speaks for itself! For Libretto, the chosen pieces reveal the talents of the artists.

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Trav’ler

MACURA: Mind States • GLOVER: Pan’s Revels • WINTEREGG: Three Latin American Dances • OKPEBHOLO: Excursions • PENSYL: Pastoral Serenade On his debut recording, instead of recording well-known pieces for solo trombone, Timothy Anderson assembled music that expands the recorded repertoire of trombone solo music with new and seldom-heard songs.


Release Date: October 9, 2012

Phil.harmonie

Erwin SCHULHOFF String Quartets

Vogler Quartet/Tim Vogler, Frank Reinecke: violins/Stefan Fehlandt: viola/Stephan Forck: cello SCHULHOFF: String Quartet No. 1 • Duo for Violin & Cello • Pieces for String Quartet After composer Erwin Schulhoff returned home from World War I, he had experienced human suffering, destruction, and the loss of own ideals. The composer had to scratch out a living doing odd musical jobs. His work, featured here, only became well-known and popular some 40 years after his death in 1944. Cat # PHH 6016 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 20 d

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Berlin Baroque Soloists Zelenka & Telemann

Radek Baborák: horn/Berlin Baroque Soloists/Bernhard Forck: direction TELEMANN: Horn Concerto in D • 2-Horn Concerto in E-flat • 3-Horn Concerto in D • Overture (Suite) in G minor “La Musette” • ZELENKA: Capriccio No. 3 in F The music on this disc sounds like a sonic allegory on transience and futility, just like elapsing time or dwindling vitality. The “festive baroque” on these recordings demonstrates a delicate sensorium for the downside of earthly pleasures. It is inspired by the vanity of vanities. Cat # PHH 6018 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 20 d

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Sergei PROKOFIEV & Alfred SCHNITTKE String Trios

Kolja Blacher: violin/Johannes Moser: cello/Walter Küssner: viola/Vassily Lobanov: piano SCHNITTKE: String Trio • PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 80 • Five Melodies, Op. 35a Composer Alfred Schnittke saw himself as a German, a Russian, and a Jew, a “poly-identity” that influenced his views on composition for his String Trio. His works feature collages, citation techniques, distortions, and cross-fadings of the past and present. Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 is one of the darkest and most brooding of the composer’s works. Prokofiev experimented with the techniques and tonalities of the human voice, making his instrumental treatment of it a globally recognizable, influential technique.

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La Bottega Discantica

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Renato Fusco & Massimo Lonardi

Avi Avital

Renata Fusco: soprano/Massimo Lonardi: lute

Avi Avital: mandolin/Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali/Carlo Boccadoro: director

Music in Leonardo Da Vinci’s Time

Selections by da Vinci, Gaffurio, Dalza Milanese, Tromboncino, Aquilano, Spinacino, Da Milano, Borrono & de Sermisy Leonardo da Vinci defined music as the “representation of invisible things.” Even though the composers featured here belonged to the next generation, they were young, well-known virtuosos during the last years of his life.

Ricercar

Mandolin Concertos

PAISIELLO: Mandolin Concerto in E-flat • VIVALDI: Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425 • DORMAN: Mandolin Concerto • KUWAHARA: Improvised Poem for Mandolin Solo • GARDELLA: Mandolin Concerto • AVITAL: Kedma Grammy®-nominated, Billboard-charting mandolin player Avi Avital has played with major orchestras such as the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rostov State Theatre Soloists, and the New York Metropolis Ensemble.

Passacaille

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Antoine DAUVERGNE

Giovanni GABRIELI

Katia Velletaz, Chantal Santon, Kareen Durand, Isabelle Cals: sopranos/Matthias Vidal: tenor/Alain Buet: bass/Namur Chamber Choir/Les Agréments/Guy van Waas: director

Liuwe Tamminga: organ/Bruce Dickey, Doron Sherwin: cornets

DAUVERGNE: La Vénetienne

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli’s death, and this CD presents an unusual selection of organ pieces and other works in which cornets are used, either in elaborately ornamented higher voices or in dialogue with the organ.

La Vénitienne

Antoine Dauvergne’s final operatic work follows none of the established genres of the period. Taking a libretto written during the reign of Louis XIV in 1705, he drew on the best of his talent and skill to create a synthesis of everything that was modern at that time.

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Canzoni

GABRIELI: 23 canzoni and other short pieces


Paraty

Release Date: October 9, 2012

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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Francisco CORREA DE ARAUXO

Natalia Valentin: fortepiano

Louis Thiry: organ/Patrick Bismuth: violin, viola, viola da gamba

BEETHOVEN: Rondos in C & G, Op. 51, Nos. 1 & 2 • Alla ingharese quasi un capriccio in G, Op. 129 (“The Rage over a Lost Penny”) • Andante Favori in F, WoO 57 • Rondo in B-flat Kinsky-Halm Anh.6 • Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33

CORREA DE ARAUXO: 10 Tientos

Rondos & Bagatelles

Tientos

On this debut release by fortepianist Natalia Valentin, the instrument used was built by an anonymous master in late 18th-century Germany. These works, representative of Beethoven’s early career, are a mix of passion and an almost juvenile grace.

Stradivarius

Patrick Bismuth’s art of the violin is a reflection of the diversity of influences that contribute to his personal style. Improvisations, folk traditions, and gypsy music are as much a part of his artistry as the Western classical canon.

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Marco DI BARI

…di un mirabile gioco sonoro Luisa Castellani: soprano/Jeffrey Swann, Bruno Canino, Massimiliano Damerini: pianos/Tempo Reale Firenze (GiomiMeacci): live electronics/RAI National Symphony Orchestra/ Pascal Rophé: conductor/Quartetto Accademia/Eduard Brunner: clarinet/Walter Grimmer: cello DI BARI: …di un mirabile gioco sonoro • All Is Lost • Bird’s Fractal Voice The highly refined work of Marco Di Bari reveals a cultured individual who is fully aware of the traditions to which he refers, and piano is a constant presence in the work of this composer.

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Various Artists

Florilegium: French Baroque Dances by German Composers Soon-Ju Park, Bernard Coudurier: organ/David Vatteville: percussion Organ works by Fischer, Kusser & Muffat The practice of arranging shows how Lully’s works had a considerable influence on musicians worldwide. The three composers featured here belong to the same generation of Lully’s immediate successors. The musicians have adapted the compositions for the organ, playing with four hands and allowing the original texture to stand.

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