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“A gentle recording, this disc is as much a showcase for the plucking skills of Lonardi, Mela, and Micheli as it is for the precise voice of Renata Fusco. The most substantial pieces are the two continuo cantatas, affectingly and effectively performed; their subtle charms are fully realized by the ensemble, whose delicate accompaniment allows Scarlatti’s meticulous word-painting and fluent melody to glow.” — Early Music Review

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James MACMILLAN

Works for chamber orchestra with soloists CD: CHR 72638 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Linus Roth: violin Julius Berger: cello Lar Wouters van den Oudenweijer: clarinet Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic James MacMillan: conductor MACMILLAN: From Ayrshire • Tuireadh • Kiss on wood • …as others see us… The third volume of James MacMillan’s recordings with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic on Challenge Classics is devoted to works for chamber orchestra with soloists. James MacMillan is one of today’s most successful living composers, and is also internationally active as a conductor. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience, and close connection with Celtic folk music, all blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian, and Eastern European music. Since he won the Echo Klassik Award for his EMI debut in 2006, Linus Roth has made a name for himself as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation, and as a champion of wrongly forgotten works. Cellist Julius Berger has been a permanent fixture of the music scene for more than 30 years, in worldwide demand as a soloist and chamber musician. Dutch clarinetist Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer studied at the Juilliard School for Music in New York with clarinetist Charles Neidich. He has played in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Musik Verein, and more.

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C.P.E. BACH 6 Organ Sonatas

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Ton Koopman: organ C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in A minor, Wq 70/4 • Sonata in F major, Wq 70/3 • Sonata in G minor, Wq 70/6 • Sonata in D major, Wq 70/5 • Sonata in B flat major, Wq 70/2 • Sonata in D minor, Wq 69 The complete sonatas for solo organ by C.P.E. Bach, celebrating his 300th anniversary! Ton Koopman is not only one of the leading figures in Baroque music conducting and performance, but also one of the most imaginative, original, and thought-provoking organ players around. He plays Bach’s sonatas on a Migendt organ dated 1755, owned by Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia. C.P.E. Bach wrote and dedicated his works to Anna Amalia.

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Alexander SCRIABIN Extase: Études for piano CD: CHR 72640 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Michèle Gurdal: piano SCRIABIN: Études Op. 2, No. 1 • Études Op. 8, No. 1–12 • Études Op. 42, No. 1–8 • Études Op. 65, No. 2–3 This rare collection of études explores different stages of Scriabin’s life, and musical output. Michèle Gurdal, pupil of great Russian pianists such as Bashkirov and Ugorsky, is a specialist in Scriabin’s music. Here, she plays on a Bechstein grand piano, Scriabin’s favorite! Michèle Gurdal was only nine old when she played the solo in Joseph Haydn’s Piano Concerto in G major with the Belgian Chamber Orchestra, live on Belgian television. By the age of 17 she had already completed her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in piano, chamber music, and music history with the Diplom de Premier Prix. She studied in the master class of Homero Francesch in Zurich, and with Professor Anatol Ugorski at the University of Music in Detmold.

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KAIROS Agata Zubel: voice Klangforum Wien Clement Power: conductor ZUBEL: Labyrinth • Aphorisms on Milosz • Shades of Ice • NOT I The figure of the composer-performer is rarer today than it was in the past, and that of the composer-vocalist rarer still. The Polish composer and singer Agata Zubel (b. 1978) is one such rarity. Her special talents were recognized when she received the top award at the 60th UNESCO International Composers’ Rostrum in May 2013 for NOT I (2010). Zubel’s experience as a performer has undoubtedly had a bearing on her understanding of vocal production, and of the relationship between voice and ensemble. Promotion at festivals and concerts for contemporary music. Social Media promotion including Facebook. Advertising with various online publications.

Agata ZUBEL NOT I

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Silverdoor Roger Doyle: piano, electronics Ian McDonnell: laptop percussion Fionnuala Gill: soprano Rori Coleman: virtual orchestra programming DOYLE: Cool Steel Army • Paavo’s Engagement • Adolf Gébler, Clarinettist “Adolf Gébler, Clarinettist” is the first in a series of collaborative “cinema for the ear” projects between writer Carlo Gébler and composer Roger Doyle. Doyle’s idea for each is to compose a live soundtrack for an imaginary film, with playback of pre-recorded acted scenes coming through loudspeakers together with live musicians, lit only by their music stands. In this way audience members are given the impression that they are present at the screening of a film — but one they cannot see, only hear. The first performance took place in February 2008 at the National Concert-Hall, Dublin, with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Maloney.

Roger DOYLE Cool Steel Army

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Psophos Quartet DOHNÁNYI: String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 7 • BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 “One of the finest young string formations in Europe.” — The Times The Psophos Quartet is most certainly a key player in the European musical scene. Following the example of the Ysaÿe Quartet, their elders and teachers, in 2009 the Psophos Quartet welcomed two new members, Eric Lacrouts (violin) and Guillaume Martigné (cello). This change proved to be an enriching experience in both human and musical terms, as the balance provided by these new forces gives the ensemble a serenity that perpetuates its maturity and its high standards.

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BMC Records Saint Ephraim Male Choir Tamás Bubnó: artistic director GLINKA: Cherubic Hymn • TCHAIKOVSKY: Trishagion • UNKNOWN: Interludium I Ad Ligna • Interludium II Ad Campanellas • Interludium III Ad Campanellas • Interludium IV Ad Campanellas • By Divine Command – Greek-Byzantine doxastikon • PHILIPP: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence • BUBNÓ: Christ is risen from the dead • Psalme 127 • MUSSORGSKY: The Angel cried to the Lady full of Grace – Easter Sticheron • CHRISTOV: Polyeleios • BOKSAY: The Lord’s Prayer • ZOMBOLA: The Lord’s Prayer • SUCEVEANU: The shepherds gathered in Betlehem • TCHESNOKOV: Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart • RACHMANINOV: Neither the tomb, nor death, could hold the Theotokos The pieces on this recording are offered as a musical program for a Byzantine act of worship. In places, the vocal material is interrupted by instrumental interludes enhancing either thematic coherence or detachment. Just like the world of the Byzantine rite, Byzantine Mosaics is a consciously eclectic record in its style, form, and musical formulation.

Saint Ephraim Male Choir Byzantine Mosaics

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Saint Ephraim Male Choir Tamás Bubnó: artistic director LISZT: In domum Domini ibimus: Preludium for organ • Pax vobiscum: motet • Missa quatuor vocum ad aequales concinente organo, Editio nova (Messe Sexardique) • Anima Christi sanctifica me: motet • Excelsior! – Preludium for organ “[Bubno’s] interpretations are heartfelt, imaginative, and always rigorously adherent to the musical text. The soloists and Saint Ephraim men acquit themselves marvelously. Their sound is beautifully blended and, even more importantly, they sing with the conviction of true believers.” — International Record Review The first CD in this series — launched in 2009 by the Saint Ephraim Male Choir with the aim of recording all of Franz Liszt’s works for male choir — contained secular choruses. Now, with this recording of the Szekszárd Mass and some motets, the first disc of Liszt’s sacred music is released.

Franz LISZT

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EM Records Rupert Marshall-Luck: violin Matthew Rickard: piano HOWELLS: Sonata in B minor • Slow air • Country Tune • Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 26 • Alternative opening of Sonata in B minor • Sonata No. 1 in E major, Op. 18 • Cradle Song • Lento, assai espressivo • Sonata No. 3 in E minor, Op. 38 • Three Pieces, Op. 28 In April 2014 EM Records will issue a double-disc set comprising the complete extant music for violin and piano of Herbert Howells. It includes his three already-published Violin Sonatas, the second of which has recently been restored to its original four-movement structure and recorded in this form for the first time. The disc also includes several of the composer’s shorter works as well as the Sonata in B minor, a vibrant and colorful work full of youthful vigor and red-blooded emotional expression that, thanks to this recording, will shortly be available for music enthusiasts the world over to savor.

Herbert HOWELLS

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Améson Duo A Tempo Maitane Sebastián: cello Phillippe de Ezcurra: accordion J.S. BACH: Sonata in G minor • BUSSEUIL: Escape • MAHLER: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 • SARASATE: Jota de San Fermín • RAVEL: Mother Goose • PIAZZOLLA: Muerte del Ángel • Milonga in D • Libertango With the wonderful interplay of cello and accordion in the Duo A Tempo, the texture and flavor of the interpretations of these inventive performers reinvent a repertory that includes Piazzolla as well as great classical and traditional works. Philippe de Ezcurra’s may be the finest accordion in the world: a famous model combining high-quality Italian technique with Russian acoustics, number 25 out of only 33 manufactured. The breadth of its exceptional sound makes the instrument absolutely unique. DVD IS PAL, NOT NTSC, BUT WILL PLAY ON MOST COMPUTERS The DVD includes four clips, two interviews, and an account of the Mythos accordion from the Pigini workshops.

Duo A Tempo

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Stone Records Michelle Walton: soprano Mark Stone: baritone Sholto Kynoch: piano BRIAN: The defiled sanctuary • Renunciation • Lady Ellayne • The land of dreams • The birds • Der König in Thule • Gretchen am Spinnrade • The mad maid’s song • Why dost thou wound and break my heart • The night piece • Piping down the valleys wild • The blossom • The chimney sweeper • The fly • The little black boy • Dear Adonis • Transporting joy • Four miniatures • When the sun goes down • On parting • Love is a merry game “The delicacy of Stone’s tonal shading is exquisite.” — Gramophone This is the second and final disc of Stone Records’ complete edition of the songs of Havergal Brian. Best known for his many huge symphonies (including “The Gothic,” recently performed at the BBC Proms), Brian’s songs reveal the more intimate facets of his character. They are hugely varied in style, ranging from lyrical to angular, from whimsical to tormented. English song devotees Mark Stone and Sholto Kynoch are joined by soprano Michelle Walton, who beautifully sings the female songs in the Brian canon. In addition Kynoch plays four short, song-related solo-piano pieces. The booklet contains full texts and notes on the songs, as well as the second half of a short biography of Havergal Brian’s peculiar and fascinating life. A wonderful insight into the compositions of one of England’s most singular composers of the 20th century!

Havergal BRIAN

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Neil Fisenden: flute David Wickham: piano HANSON: Sonata for flute and piano, Op. 10 • ALLEN: Watercolours: Suite for flute and piano, Op. 12 • Sonata for flute and piano, Op. 56 • WILCHER: Blue glaze • An idle voyce • HOWLETT: Exhibits • GHANDAR: Iridescences ��� PAVIOUR: Elstow Suite Following on from two discs of Australian art song, Stone Records is delighted to present this wonderful double CD of Australian music for flute and piano. The composers’ music, familiar to aficionados of Australian classical music, shows its European and Asian influences, as well as exhibiting the unique voice of Australian classical music. Australian flute virtuoso Neil Fisenden performs the works with David Wickham, who also wrote the extensive booklet notes, giving an important insight into these fantastic pieces. This is beautiful, original music that will be a revelation and a delight to all lovers of classical music!

Neil Fisenden

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LAWO Classics Norwegian Wind Ensemble Nordic Voices Mark Bennett: conductor ANONYMOUS: Cachua “La Serranita” • Catedral de Burgos • Fanfarria • Hanacpachap Cussicuinin • Romance de Lanzarote • Jota • Fantasia • ARAÑÉS: Chacona “A la vida bona” • POLANCO: Ay que me río de amor • SALINAS: Romance del Conde Claros • SANZ: Canarios y Zarabanda • MILÁN: Pavana y Galliarda • ARBEAU: Belle qui tiens ma vie • CABEZÓN: Diferencias sobre el canto “La Dama Le Demanda” • WILLAERT: Vecchie Letrose • CAROSO: Il Canario • ZÉSPEDES: Guaracha “Ay Que Me Abraso” • from CANCIONERO DE LA COLUMBINA: Propiñán de Melyor

Norwegian Wind Ensemble

The point of departure for the Norwegian Wind Ensemble’s new CD is the meeting of serious European music and indigenous traditional music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The result is a vibrant mixture of lovely music, spirited dance rhythms, and Latin American temperament. The Norwegian Wind Ensemble is a professional orchestra based in Halden. With its 280-year history, it is Norway’s oldest orchestra.

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Summit Records Steven Gross: horn Jiri Havlik: horn Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia REICHA: Concerto in E flat major, Op. 5 • ROSETTI: Concerto in F major • HABERMANN: Concerto in D major • ROSETTI/HAYDN: Concerto in E flat major

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Steven Gross is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. His recent international solo appearances include the Orchester der Stadt Vöcklabruck in Austria, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Moscow Conservatory, and the L’Abri International Arts Festival. His Carnegie Hall debut was described by the New York Concert Review as “offering some of the cleanest articulation and purest musicality … a listenable, bravura display of instrumental technique.” Jiri Havlik has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra since 1979. He has won several prizes at international music competitions (Concertino Praga, The Prague Spring), as well as Special Award of the Czech Ministry of Culture for the composition and performance. Press Service to journals, independent writers, and reviewers/programmers. Email Awareness mailings and social networking awareness campaign. Focused Mailings to special interest/instrument groups. Social Media promotion via Facebook and Twitter. Advertising with Fanfare.

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CAvi-music Alexander-Sergei Ramiréz: guitar XIMENEZ: Minuets: No. 4 in E minor • No. 2 in E minor • No. 15 in A major • No. 6 in A minor • No. 27 in D minor • No. 23 in C minor • No. 1 in A major • No. 21 in A major • No. 17 in A major • No. 90 in A minor • No. 23 in C minor • No. 38 in A minor • No. 98 in C minor • No. 48 in F major • No. 74 in E minor • No. 37 in A minor • No. 40 in A minor • No. 36 in A minor • No. 76 in G minor • No. 57 in F minor (premiere) • MAESTRO: Andante in E minor • Rondo in G major • Largio in B minor • Minuet in A minor • Minuet in G minor • Fandango in D minor • Minuet in G minor (premiere) • CUADERNO ANONIMO de 1830: Minuet in A minor • Minuet in D minor • Minuet in G minor (premiere) • LIBRO DE ZIFRA: Minuet in E minor • Toccata in A minor • Minuet in C minor (premiere) This new disc, which contains several world premiere recordings, offers discoveries from the late Baroque and Early Classical period of South American music. Alexander-Sergei Ramiréz counts as one of the world’s leading guitar players.

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Franz-Josef Selig: bass Gerold Huber: piano SCHUBERT: Auf der Donau D. 553 • Der Tod und das Mädchen D. 531 • An den Tod D. 518 • Grenzen der Menschheit D. 716 • Prometheus D. 674 • Fahrt zum Hades D. 526 • Der Sieg D. 805 • Das Abendroth D. 627 • Aus Heliopolis II D. 754 • Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D. 583 • Der Wanderer D. 489 • WOLF: Three Lieder based on poems of Michelangelo • STRAUSS: Das Takl Op. 51, 1 • Der Einsame Op. 51, 2 • Im Spätboot, Op. 56, 3 “The outstanding singing was Franz-Josef Selig’s King Mark, whose shattering performance of his long monologue was the emotional highlight of the evening, and which inspired the OAE to their most insightful, impassioned playing.” — The Guardian The first solo recording from Franz-Josef Selig, one of the leading bass singers in the world. This release is particularly interesting, as Schubert’s bass lieder are rarely recorded!

Franz-Josef Selig

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Aliud Records Korneel Bernolet: organ BALBASTRE: La de Caze • La D’Héricourt • La Ségur • La Monmartel ou la Brunoys • La Boullongne • La Castelmore • La Courteille • La Bellaud • La Mamarck • La Berville • La Lugeac • La Suzanne • La Genty • La Malesherbe • La Berryer ou la Lamoignon • La Laporte • La Morisseau “Among the younger generation of baroque musicians in Belgium, the name Korneel Bernolet is one to be watched. He is an extremely fluent player gifted with indefatigable concentration … a natural talent!” — Sigiswald Kuijken Claude-Bénigne Balbastre enjoyed a very distinguished reputation as a harpsichordist, fortepianist, and organist in 18th-century France. Balbastre’s Pièces de Clavecin from 1759 are influenced on the one hand by his royal and aristocratic patrons, and on the other by his contacts among the bourgeoisie, finding a stylistic balance between the two social classes. All the movements are character pieces dedicated either to members of the nobility, or to artists or other highly-placed individuals from the Parisian upper middle classes. The elevated style of French noblesse and grandeur are mirrored in the opening numbers.

Claude-Bénigne BALBASTRE

Pièces de clavecin, 1759 [Hybrid SACD]

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Francien Schatborn: viola Marijje van Stralen: soprano Peter Gijsbertsen: tenor Joris van Rijn: violin East Netherlands Symphony Orchestra Jeppe Moulijn: conductor MOULIJN: Viola Concerto • Four Sea Poems • Et Fit Lux • Violin Concerto After the extremely turbulent 20th century, of which musical history may be defined as an endless series of “style wars,” today’s composers are freer than ever to choose whatever means of expression they want. But Jeppe Moulijn studied composition in an environment where there was little understanding for his impassioned embracing of late romanticism and the early 20th century. This CD documents his compositional process, from the neo-romantic Violin Concerto of 2005 to Et Fit Lux from 2012.

Jeppe MOULIJN Orchestral Works

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Stradivarius Sviatoslav Richter: piano BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier” Sviatoslav Richter is an all-around performer who has tackled musical repertoire from Bach to Webern, but has not been a performer identified with the Viennese classical composers. Yet Richter’s Beethoven repertoire is enormous, and he has performed nine concertos and nine sonatas by Mozart as well as various works of lesser proportions and many violin sonatas. At the present time it is easier to see the Beethoven-Richter relationship relatively clearly. We do not know if Richter took into account the fact that Beethoven had been an avid reader of Homer, but this performance of the Hammerklavier is, without any doubt, epic.

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Ciro Longobardi: piano FERRARI: Exercises d’improvisation • A la recherche du rythme perdu From the liner notes by Ciro Longobardi: “The Exercises can be dealt with very different genres, styles, or languages, from the classic-contemporary to jazz or even folk. The most important thing is to avoid the commonplace and the accepted cultural bonds. This CD includes the live recording of a concert given on December 17, 2011 at Area Sismica in Forlì in Italy. Before the mixing, very few micro-editing interventions were made and the applause was cut away (except the final one).”

Luc FERRARI

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Stradivarius

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Louis SPOHR

Daï FUJIKURA

Francesco Parrino: violin/Michele Fedrigotti: piano

Prague Modern/Pascal Gallois: oboe, conductor

SPOHR: Duo Concertant in G minor, Op. 95 • Duo Concertant in F major, “Reisesonate,” Op. 96 • Grand Duo Concertant in E major, Op. 112 • Sechs Duettinen “Elegisch und humoristisch,” Op. 127

FUJIKURA: Time unlocked • Vanishing Point • Fifth Station • Grasping • Calling

Reisesonate

Fujikura: Pascal Gallois Conducts Prague Modern

Founder of the German violin school and author of an authoritative method — the Violin School, published in 1832 — Louis Spohr was a prominent artist in Germany after the Congress of Vienna, admired by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Chopin. Today we remember him above all for his substantial chamber production, which includes four splendid Double Concertos for strings.

This project involves exploring and the study of the composer’s work, which in this case is Daï Fujikura. Taking the instrument as the starting point, this expands to include the orchestra.

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George Frederic HANDEL

J.S. BACH

Marco Scorticati: recorder/Davide Pozzi: harpsichord/ Estro Cromatico

Andrea Padova: piano

Son d’amore: Recorder Sonata

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Complete Fantasias

HANDEL: Sonata in C major • Aria “La cervetta nei lacci avvolta” • Preludio in F major dalla Suite HWV 426 • Sonata in F major • Concerto in D minor • Sonata in G minor • Aria “Lascia ch’io pianga”, trans. for harpsichord by William Babell • Sonata in A minor • Duetto “Son d’Amore” in C major • Sonata in D minor The sonatas for recorder and basso continuo demonstrate Handel’s great mastery. Many of their melodic ideas, even entire movements, can also be found in his operas, oratorios, and concertos.

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J.S. BACH: Präludium BWV 921 in C minor • Fantasia BWV 1121 in C minor • Fantasia and Fuge BWV 904 in A minor • Fantasia BWV 919 in C minor • Fantasia BWV 922 in A minor • Fantasia “über ein Rondo” BWV 918 in C minor • Fantasia BWV 906 in C minor • Fantasia BWV 944 in A minor • Fantasia “duobus subjectis” BWV 917 in G minor • Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue BWV 903 in D minor Few pieces by Bach may boast such popularity as the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue. One of the reasons for their success is surely the extraordinary equilibrium between the sense of improvisation and of extemporisation.


Nimbus Alliance Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

London Symphony Orchestra/Yondani Butt: conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93 • Egmont Overture, Op. 84 • Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 • Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113 • Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72

CD: NIM 6260 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

Yondani Butt was born in Macau. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, on which subject he has published numerous research papers. He studied conducting with Wolfgang Vacano (1906–1985) at Indiana University, majoring in chemistry. He continued to study conducting with Josef Blatt (1906–1999) at the University of Michigan while pursuing his chemistry degree. Hailed by Robert Marsh of the Chicago Sun Times as “an outstanding talent,” Yondani Butt has received acclaim from critics and audiences for his many CD recordings and concert performances.

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Aram KHACHATURIAN

Violin Sonata and Dances from Gayaneh & Spartacus Hideko Udagawa: violin/Boris Berezovsky: piano KHACHATURIAN: Song-Poem • Sonata for violin and piano • Masquerade • Nocturne • Gayaneh • Spartacus

CD: NIM 6269 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

Hideko Udagawa has performed extensively throughout the world, captivating international audiences with her artistry and enthusiasm. Critics have acclaimed her performances, commending her passionate commitment, dazzling agility, and refinement of taste. As a protégée of Nathan Milstein, she has inherited the great Russian romantic tradition of violin playing. Her performances have spanned 30 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, and more than 100 locations in the United Kingdom alone. As the great-granddaughter of one of Japan’s most influential prime ministers, she enjoys the international performer’s role as a cultural ambassador.

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Wihan Quartet

The Beatles arranged for String Quartet Wihan Quartet/Leos Cepicky: violin/Jan Schulmeister: violins/Jiri Zigmund: viola/Ales Kasprik: cello LENNON/MCCARTNEY: Eleanor Rigby • Blackbird • Can’t Buy Me Love • Julia • Come Together • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds • Michelle • I Will • Yesterday • Honey Pie • The Fool on the Hill • I Want You (She’s So Heavy) • HARRISON: Here Comes the Sun

CD: NIM 6272 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

According to the American composer Aaron Copland, the best way to learn something about the sixties is to listen to The Beatles’ records. Without any doubt, the music of The Beatles has been a major phenomenon not only of the sixties, but of the 20th century as a whole, and their inspiring tunes continue to live on in the widest variety of formats and arrangements. This CD brings together carefully selected and imaginatively arranged songs by Luboš Krtiˇcka (b. 1965), a composer of chamber, choral, and film music who is also active in the Czech rock and jazz music scene.

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Cameo Classics Arthur SOMERVELL

British Composers Premiere Collections Vol. 3 Paolino Tono: English horn/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/Michael Laos: conductor HOLBROOKE: Pantomime Suite, Op. 16 • MACKENZIE: La Belle Dame sans Merci • SOMERVELL: Symphony in D minor “Thalassa” (premiere)

CD: CCL 9034 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

Holbrooke’s charming little suite for strings, dating from the early 1900s, is the forerunner of the Ballet Suite Pierrot, Op. 36b. It was performed in Bournemouth in March 1908, conducted by the composer, and won for him the Charles Lucas Medal. “La Belle Dame sans Merci” was commissioned by the Philharmonic Society for their 1883 season. The inspiration for this tone poem is Keats’ ballad poem of the same name. “Thalassa” is Somervell’s only symphony. It received its first performance in February 1913, by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by none other than Arthur Nikisch.

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includes world premiere

Frederic CHOPIN

Three Great Pianist Composers Vol. 2: Chopin Angela Brownridge: piano CHOPIN: Scherzo No. 1, Op. 20 • Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 • Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39 • Scherzo No. 4, Op. 54 • Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 • Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 58

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Hailed as a major star in classical music, Angela Brownridge first performed in public at the age of seven. By the age of 10 she had performed her first concerto, and when she was 12 she made her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. She was awarded a piano scholarship to Edinburgh University and, after graduation, studied for two years in Rome with Guido Agosti before returning to complete her studies with Maria Curcio in London. She appears as soloist with many leading orchestras, and her international festival engagements have included Bath, Edinburgh, Warwick, Newport, Rhode Island, Bratislava, Brno, Hong Kong, and Maastricht. In an age that has become obsessed with mere technique and over-edited CDs, Angela’s playing restores spontaneity, character, and beauty of sound to the platform.

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Franz LISZT

Three Great Pianist Composers Vol. 3: Liszt Angela Brownridge: piano LISZT: Années de Pèlerinage Deuxième Année (Italie) • Fantasia quasi Sonata • Après une lecture de Dante – Fantasia quasi Sonata • Sonata in B minor

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Hailed as a major star in classical music, Angela Brownridge first performed in public at the age of seven. By the age of 10 she had performed her first concerto, and when she was 12 she made her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. She was awarded a piano scholarship to Edinburgh University and, after graduation, studied for two years in Rome with Guido Agosti before returning to complete her studies with Maria Curcio in London. She appears as soloist with many leading orchestras, and her international festival engagements have included Bath, Edinburgh, Warwick, Newport, Rhode Island, Bratislava, Brno, Hong Kong, and Maastricht. In an age that has become obsessed with mere technique and over-edited CDs, Angela’s playing restores spontaneity, character, and beauty of sound to the platform.

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Lindoro

CD: LDO 3019 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

CD: LDO 3021 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30

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Ensemble La Danserye

Yo te quiere matare: Ministrels in Granada in the 16th Century

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Gaetano BRUNETTI

Divertimenti for String Trio IV Carmen Veneris

Ensemble La Danserye Tracks include works by Guerrero, Ceballos, Josquin, di Lasso, and more The incredible Ensemble La Danserye reconstructs the sound of a 16th-century minstrel ensemble to make the music come alive for contemporary audiences!

BRUNETTI: Divertimento I in A major, Serie 4 (L. 145) • Divertimento II in B flat major, Serie 4 (L. 146) • Divertimento III in C minor, Serie 4 (L. 147) • Divertimento IV in C major, Serie 4 (L. 148) • Divertimento V in E flat major, Serie 4 (L. 149) Carmen Veneris is an ensemble founded in 2005 by Guillermo Martín and Pablo Almazán, as a result of their interest in the research, recuperation, and interpretation of the Spanish and European musical heritage of the 17th and 18th centuries with period instruments.

Meridian Records

BNL

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CD: BNL 112974 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

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W.A. MOZART

Shin-Young Lee

Jeremy Young: piano/Zara Benyounes: violin/Emily Holland: violin/Tetsuumi Nagata: viola/Kim Vaughan: cello

Shin-Young Lee: organ

Piano Concertos K414, K415, K449

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Transprovisations

W.A. MOZART: Piano Concerto in E flat, K. 449 • Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414 • Piano Concerto in C major, K. 415 For this recording, Jeremy Young’s intention was to explore the chamber music elements of these works and hopefully recreate an intimacy that might have been found in the private homes of those musicians that entertained themselves with these remarkable concertos in Mozart’s day.

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TOURNEMIRE: Choral-Improvisation on “Victimae Pascali” • VIERNE: Médiatation, Op. 31 • DUPRÉ: Symphonie-Passion Op. 23, Mvmt. 1 • J.S. BACH: An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653 • Ricercare a 6 BWV 1079 • GUILLOU: Säya, “L’oiseau Bleu” a popular Korean theme, Op. 50 • COCHEREAU: Berceuse in memory of Louis Vierne • LATRY: “Salve Regina” Born in Seoul, Korea, Shin-Young Lee began her musical studies on the piano at the age of four, and on the organ at the age of seventeen. She has won numerous awards, including the First Prix de Virtuosité.


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