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Exploring the rich repertoire for wind ensemble from Mozart to today, I Solisti del Vento is Belgium’s most important wind ensemble. Over the past 25 years, under the enthusiastic leadership of Francis Pollet, their productions have been characterized by an exciting, healthy sense of adventure in style, genre, and presentation. Since 1999 I Solisti del Vento has been in residence at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire Antwerp, housed on the premises of the International Arts Campus deSingel. In August 2013 the ensemble started its own record label, called I Solisti Records. The label is exclusively devoted to recordings of the ensemble, under artistic director Francis Pollet. I Solisti Records comes to Allegro Classical via New Arts International.

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Reference Recordings

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Manfred Honeck: conductor ˇ ˇ DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 • JANÁCEK: Symphonic Suite from “Jenufa” “The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays these three masterly symphonic poems with virtuosity, great feeling, and a glorious patina of string tone, and the rich hall resonance is well caught by the SACD recording.” — Gramophone Editor’s Choice (for REF 707) “This is quite a disc. Manfred Honeck’s live performances from June 2012 bring so much to admire, not least a thrilling electricity, heaps of chutzpah, revelatory detail, and sparky temperament.” — ClassicalEar (for REF 707) Thrilling live performances from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in brilliant audiophile sound! This release is the second in the “Pittsburgh Live!” series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! label from Reference Recordings. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system. Radio Service to all classical stations. Media Service to music and audiophile press, and to online media. Promotion & Marketing handled by Reference Recordings. Social Media and internet marketing by Rosebrook Classical. Additional Promotion through publicity firm PR2 Classic. Advertising with LISTEN, Gramophone, The Absolute Sound, and more.

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Avie Records Laura Buruiana: cello Alexandra Silocea: piano PROKOFIEV: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119 • SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, Op. 40 • ENESCU: Allegro in F minor – Sonata Movement “Alexandra Silocea … reveals a rather special talent.” — International Piano “[Buruiana] is a bona-fide virtuoso, drawing a wealth of color, drama, and flowing line from her instrument.” — New York Times Following two critically acclaimed solo recordings for AVIE, pianist Alexandra Silocea pairs with cellist Laura Buruiana for the Cello Sonatas by Russia’s 20th-century compositional giants, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, alongside the much rarer Sonata Movement by compatriot Georges Enescu. Both Russians wrote only one Cello Sonata; Shostakovich when he was on the brink of censorship by the Communist authorities, and Prokofiev when he was in the midst of his.

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Lada Valešová: piano ˇ DVORÁK: Dumka in D minor, Op. 35 • Dumka-Furiant, Op. 12 • SUK: Dumka in D minor, from Six Piano Pieces Op. 7, No. 5 • LISZT: Complainte (Dumka), from Glanes de Woronince, S. 249 • BALAKIREV: Dumka in E flat minor • TCHAIKOVSKY: Dumka in C minor “Russian Rustic Scene,” Op. 59 • LYSENKO: Dumka-Shumka, Second Piano Rhapsody on Ukrainian Folk ˚ Dumka No. 1, H. 249 “Contemplation” • Themes, Op. 18 • MARTINU: Dumka No. 2, H. 250 “Elegie” • Dumka No. 3, H. 285bis “Extraordinary stuff, imaginatively played.” — Evening Standard, CD of the Week “You have to take your hat off to someone who can plan a recital CD with the imaginative insight of the investigative musicologist, and then execute it with such musicianly sensitivity.” So declared International Piano magazine on Czech pianist Lada Valešová’s AVIE debut, Intimate Studies (AVR 2142), featuring music by fellow countrymen Janáˇcek, Martin˚u, Suk, and Pavel Haas. Now, Lada returns with another innovative concept that explores the Slavic musical soul through the dumka, the wistful musical genre to which numerous composers turned to conjure their own aural imagery.

Lada Valešová

Dumka: Dvoˇrák, Suk, Liszt & More

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Avie Records La Serenissima Adrian Chandler: violin Gareth Deats: cello Thomas Dunford: theorbo Robert Howarth: harpsichord VIVALDI: Sonata á Solo facto per Monsieur Pisendel in A, RV 29 • Sonata a Solo facto per Monsieur Pisendel in F, RV19 • PISENDEL: Sonata for violin and continuo in C • Sonata for violin in A • MONTANARI: Sonata for violin and continuo in D • ALBINONI: Sonata for violin and continuo in B flat Adrian Chandler returns to where it all began. Per Monsieur Pisendel (AVR 18) was the debut album released by the Vivaldi enthusiast on AVIE in 2003, launching a recording career that has earned international plaudits, awards, and recognition as one of the world’s leading authorities on the music of Vivaldi and his Italian baroque contemporaries. Per Monsieur Pisendel 2 brings together works by the dazzling German violinist’s teachers Antonio Montanari and the Red Priest, the last “Pisendel” sonata by Albinoni, and two sonatas by the Saxon himself, including the fiendish unaccompanied sonata which inspired Bach to compose his six similarly-scored works. Shining through Adrian’s erudition is stellar music performed with laser beam precision.

La Serenissima

Per Monsieur Pisendel 2

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Luiza Borac: piano Ion Buzea: tenor SCHUBERT (trans. LISZT): Sei mir gegrüsst • Auf dem Wasser zu singen • Der Müller und der Bach • Aufenthalt • Ständchen • Gretchen am Spinnrade • Frühlingsglaube • Erlkönig • Ave Maria • SILVESTRI: Chants nostalgiques (Études de nuances) (premiere) • GODOWSKI: Old Vienna • KREISLER (trans. RACHMANINOV): Liebesleid • Liebesfreud • TARREGA: Requerdos de la Alhambra, arr. Borac (premiere recording with piano arrangement) • SCHUBERT: Der Neugierige (historical recording, previously unreleased) R. STRAUSS: Allerseelen Op. 18, No. 8 (historical recording, previously unreleased) • BREDICEANU: Baga, Doamne luna-n nor (historical recording, previously unreleased) • DIMA: De ce nu-mi vii (historical recording, previously unreleased) • R. SCHUMANN: Du bist wie wine Blume Op. 25, No. 24 (historical recording, previously unreleased) “A fabulously gifted young pianist.” — BBC Music Magazine Luiza Borac has captured international accolades for her committed performances of the music of fellow Romanians George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti, as well as the prowess of her research and programming. On Chants nostalgiques she comes up trumps again, with an ingenious track list of treasured songs transcribed for piano that includes numerous premieres.

Luiza Borac

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Allegro Classical Welcomes I Solisti Records

W.A. MOZART

Gran Partita K. 361 & Requiem K. 622 (arr. for winds) CD: ISV 6351 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 22 d

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I Solisti del Vento W.A. MOZART: Serenade in B flat major “Gran Partita” K. 361 • Requiem in D minor K. 626, arr. Köhler Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart no doubt contributed the most beautiful composition to 18th-century “harmonie music” with his Serenade in B flat major, K. 361. This composition is truly grand; everything in the serenade carries ambitious promises. There is no historical arrangement of Mozart’s Requiem for wind ensemble, so I Solisti del Vento commissioned Christian Köhler with such a transcription. Köhler opted for the same strength as that of the Gran Partita, and the result is faithful to Mozart’s sense of drama.

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Challenge Classics

Gustav MAHLER Symphony No. 9

CD: CHR 72636 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 2 O-Card Double Slimline, Box Lot 22 d

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Danish National Symphony Orchestra Michael Schønwandt: conductor MAHLER: Symphony No. 9 Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony is often viewed as a valedictory work, a final statement from the last symphonic master in the Austro-German musical tradition. Naturally, there is plenty of evidence to both confirm and complicate such a view, and a brief survey of that evidence allows the compelling story of Mahler’s Ninth to begin to take shape. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra was founded as a radio orchestra in 1925 in connection with the launch of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), and consists of 99 musicians. The orchestra is based in the DR Concert Hall, one of Europe’s most spectacular concert halls, which was inaugurated in 2009. The orchestra’s strong, straightforward musical personality has its roots in its close links with Danish and other Nordic music.

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Challenge Classics Peter Orth: piano BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli “A major talent.” — New York Times Peter Orth was born in Philadelphia, and started playing the piano at age four. At the invitation of Rudolf Serkin in 1978, Orth became a member of the Marlboro Music Festival. He stayed in Vermont to study with Serkin at his Institute for Young Performing Musicians in Guilford, and subsequently won first prize in the 1979 Naumburg International Piano Competition held in memory of the great American pianist William Kapell. Awards followed from the Peabody Mason Foundation in Boston, and the Shura Cherkassky Prize from the 92nd Street Y in New York. As well as his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and many other important venues in the United States, he received Orchestra engagements from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, among many others.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Diabelli Variations

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Liza Ferschtman: violin BIBER: Passacaglia C. 105 • BARTÓK: Sonata for solo violin Sz. 117 • BERIO: Sequenza VIII for violin • BACH: Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 The daughter of well-known Russian musicians, Liza Ferschtman took her first violin lessons from Philip Hirschhorn at the age of five. Her other, most significant teachers were Herman Krebbers, Ida Kavafian at the celebrated Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and David Takeno in London. In early 2013 she appeared with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, making her debut in Budapest, Montreal, and the Avery Fischer Hall in New York, a concert described by the New York Times as “nothing short of revelatory.” A passionate chamber music devotee, Liza performs with musicians such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Jonathan Biss, Alisa Weilerstein, Christian Poltera, Julius Drake, and Sharon Kam. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

Liza Ferschtman

Biber, Bartok, Berio & Bach [Hybrid SACD] CD: CHR SACD 72635 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 d

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Bravissimo Opera Library This new Bravissimo series features some of the greatest live performances, from some of the world’s greatest operas. As always, the Bravissimo Opera Library brings the finest singers of the 20th century to your living room in deluxe super-budget box sets! GEMMA DI VERGY Gemma: Montserrat Caballé Count di Vergy: Renato Bruson Tamas: Giorgio Casellato Lamberti Ida di Greville: Bianca Maria Casoni Guido: Mario Rinaudo Rolando: Mario Machì Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo Armando Gatto: conductor Live performance, Naples, December 12, 1975 BELISARIO Belisario: Giuseppe Taddei Antonina: Leyla Gencer Giustiniano: Nicola Zaccaria Irene: Mirna Pecile Alamiro/Alessi: Umberto Grilli Eutropio: Bruno Sebastian Eudora: Rina Pallini Eusebio: Giovanni Antonini Ottario: Augusto Veronese A Centurion: Alberto Carusi Teatro La Fenice Orchestra & Chorus Gianandrea Gavazzeni: conductor Live performance, Venice, May 14, 1969

Gaetano DONIZETTI Greatest Operas

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L’ELISIR D’AMORE Nemorino: Carlo Bergonzi Adina: Renata Scotto Dulcamara: Carlo Cava Belcore: Giuseppe Taddei Giannetta: Renza Jotti Orchestra & Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Gianandrea Gavazzeni: conductor Live performance, Florence, Italy, 1967

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LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Lucia di Lammermoor: Maria Callas Edgardo di Ravenswood: Giuseppe di Stefano Lord Enrico Ashton: Rolando Panerai Raimondo Bidebent: Nicola Zaccaria Lord Arturo Bucklaw: Giuseppe Zampieri Normanno: Mario Carlin Alisa: Luisa Villa RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Berlin & La Scala Chorus Herbert von Karajan: conductor Live performance, Berlin, September 29, 1955

MARIA STUARDA Maria Stuarda: Montserrat Caballé Elisabetta: Shirley Verrett Roberto, Earl of Leicester: Ottavio Garaventa Lord Talbot: Raffaele Ariè Lord Cecil: Giulio Fioravanti Anna: Nella Verri Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala, Milan Carlo Felice Cillario: conductor Live performance, Milan, 1971

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Bravissimo Opera Library COSÌ FAN TUTTE Fiordiligi: Gundula Janowitz Don Alfonso: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Despina: Reri Grist Guglielmo: Hermann Prey Dorabella: Brigitte Fassbaender Ferrando: Peter Schreier Orchestra & Chorus of the Vienna Opera Karl Böhm: conductor Live performance, Salzburg, July 30, 1972 LE NOZZE DI FIGARO [THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO] Figaro: José Van Dam Susanna: Mirella Freni Cherubino: Frederica von Stade Count Almaviva: Tom Krause Countess Almaviva: Elizabeth Harwood Marcellina: Jane Barbié Don Basilio: Michel Sénéchal Dr. Bartolo: Paolo Montarsolo Antonio: Zoltan Kelemen Barbarina: Elke Schery Don Curzio: Willy Caron Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of the Vienna State Opera Herbert von Karajan: conductor Live performance, Salzburg, 1974

W.A. MOZART Greatest Operas

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IDOMENEO, RE DI CRETA Idomeneo: Nicolai Gedda Idamante: Jessye Norman Ilia: Heather Harper Electra: Rae Woodland Arbace: Andrea Snarski High Priest: Antonio Liviero A Voice: Franco Pugliese Two Girls: Elvira Spica & Carla Virgili RAI Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of Rome Sir Colin Davis: conductor Live performance, Rome, March 25, 1971

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DON GIOVANNI Don Giovanni: Nicolai Ghiaurov Donna Anna: Gundula Janowitz Don Ottavio: Alfredo Kraus Donna Elvira: Sena Jurinac Leporello: Sesto Bruscantini Zerlina: Olivera Miliakovic Masetto: Walter Monachesi Commendatore: Dimitri Petkov RAI Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of Rome Carlo Maria Giulini: conductor Live performance, Rome, May 12, 1970

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Bravissimo Opera Library LA DONNA DEL LAGO Elena: Montserrat Caballé Giacomo V (Uberto): Franco Bonisolli Malcolm Groeme: Julia Hamari Rodrigo di Dhu: Pietro Bottazzo Douglas d’Angus: Paolo Washington Albina: Anna Maria Balboni Serano: Gino Sinimberghi RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Turin Piero Bellugi: conductor Live broadcast, Turin, May 19, 1970 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI Isabella: Marilyn Horne Lindoro: Luigi Alva Mustafà: Paolo Montarsolo Taddeo: Enzo Dara Elvira: Margherita Guglielmi Zulma: Laura Zannini Haly: Alberto Rinaldi La Scala Orchestra & Chorus Claudio Abbado: conductor Live performance, Milan, May 15, 1975

Gioacchino ROSSINI Greatest Operas

MOSÈ Moses: Nicolai Ghiaurov Sinais: Shirley Verrett Pharaoh: Mario Petri Amenophis: Ottavio Garaventa Anais: Teresa Zylis-Gara Miriam: Gloria Lane Eliserus: Giampaolo Corradi Auphis: Fernando Jacopucci Osiris: Franco Ventriglia A Mysterious Voice: Giovanni Gusmeroli RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Rome Wolfgang Sawallisch: conductor Live broadcast, Rome, April 11, 1968

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LA CENERENTOLA Angelina (Cenerentola): Teresa Berganza Ramiro: Nicola Monti Dandini: Sesto Bruscantini Don Magnifico: Mario Petri Clorinda: Ornella Rovero Tisbe: Mitì Truccato Pace Alidoro: Leonardo Monreale Chorus of Teatro San Carlo & RAI Symphony Orchestra, Naples Mario Rossi: conductor Live performance, Naples, 1958

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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Figaro: Sesto Bruscantini Rosina: Fiorenza Cossotto Count Almaviva: Luigi Alva Doctor Bartolo: Carlo Badioli Don Basilio: Nicolai Ghiaurov Berta: Stefania Malagù Fiorello: Virginio Carbonari Ambrogio: Carlo Forti Sergeant: Giuseppe Bertinazzo La Scala Orchestra & Chorus Gabriele Santini: conductor Live performance, Milan, 1964


Bravissimo Opera Library LA TRAVIATA Violetta Valéry: Renata Scotto Alfredo Germont: José Carreras Giorgio Germont: Sesto Bruscantini Annina: Anna Pedrotti Baron Douphol: Guido Mazzini Gastone: Fernando Jacopucci Marquis d’Obigny: Franco Lombardi Doctor Grenvil: Carlo Meliciani Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala, Milan Nino Verchi: conductor Live performance, Tokyo, September 18, 1973 UN BALLO EN MASCHERA Riccardo: José Carreras Amelia: Montserrat Caballé Renato: Renato Bruson Oscar: Margherita Guglielmi Ulrica: Ruza Baldani Silvano: Carlo Meliciani Samuel: Federico Davia Tom: Giovanni Foiani Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala, Milan Francesco Molinari-Pradelli: conductor Live performance, Milan, February 18, 1975

Giuseppe VERDI

Greatest Operas, Vol. 1 CD: BRV 9922 Price Code: X (SRP $31.99) Number of Discs: 11 Clamshell Box, Box Lot 14 d

DON CARLO Don Carlo: Franco Corelli Elisabetta: Gundula Janowitz Eboli: Shirley Verrett Philip II: Nicolai Ghiaurov Rodrigo: Eberhard Wächter Grand Inquisitor: Martti Talvela Friar: Tugomir Franc Count di Lerma: Ewald Aichberger Voice from Heaven: Judith Blegen Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus Horst Stein: conductor Live performance, Vienna, October 25, 1970

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FALSTAFF Sir John Falstaff: Mariano Stabile Mistress Alice Ford: Renata Tebaldi Fenton: Cesare Valletti Ford: Paolo Silveri Dr. Caius: Mariano Caruso Bardolfo: Giuseppe Nessi Pistola: Silvio Maionica Nannetta: Alda Noni Mistress Quickly: Cloe Elmo La Scala Orchestra & Chorus Victor de Sabata: conductor Live performance, Milan, May 26, 1951

RIGOLETTO Duke of Mantua: Luciano Pavarotti Gilda: Renata Scotto Rigoletto: Kostas Paskalis Sparafucile: Paolo Washington Maddalena: Rossa Laghezza Count of Monterone: Plinio Clabassi Giovanna: Rita Bezzi Breda Marullo: Arturo La Porta Borsa: Enzo Guagni Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Comunale, Florence Carlo Maria Giulini: conductor Live performance, Florence, November 19, 1966

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Winter & Winter Arditti String Quartet Irvine Arditti: violin Ashot Sarkissjan: violins Ralf Ehlers: viola Lucas Fels: cello LANG: Introduzione • Sonata I: Pater, dimitte illis; non enim sciunt, quid faciun • Sonata II: Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradise • Sonata III: Mulier, ecce filius tuus, et tu, ecce mater tua! • Sonata IV: Eli, Eli, lama asabthani? • Sonata V: Sitio • Sonata VI: Consumatus est • Sonata VII: Pater in tuas manas commendo spiritum meum • Il Terremoto “Superbly played.” — The Guardian HHHH Bernhard Lang’s work examines the meaning of life, revolving around themes of existence and death. Through cellular automats and granular analytical methods, historical texts are processed, comparable to the approach of experimental films by Raphael Montañez Ortíz and Martin Arnold with “found footage.” All movements circle around so-called catastrophic episodes, where the unfolding process comes to a standstill and is blocked in “dead repetitions” (Gilles Deleuze) like a stuck record or a defective DVD. On this disc, Lang goes deep into the substance of Haydn’s enigmatic masterpiece The Seven Last Words of Christ to reach a radical insight. His composition is interpreted in expressive, existential sound by the Arditti String Quartet.

Bernhard LANG

The Anatomy of Disaster CD: WTR 910217 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Smartpak, Box Lot 20 d

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Stone Records Cantoribus Elisabeth Meister: soprano Timothy Hamilton: conductor HAMILTON: Salvator Mundi (Exaltation of the Holy Cross) • Angele Dei (Anonymous) • Ave verum (Attrib. Pope Innocent VI) • In remembrance (Timothy Hamilton) • The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23) • Crucifixus (The ordinary of the mass) • The Lord’s prayer (Jesus of Nazereth) • The evening hymn (The Roman Breviary) • O sacrum convivium (Saint Thomas Aquinas) • Panis angelicus (Saint Thomas Aquinas) • Star of Bethlehem (Timothy Hamilton) • STANFORD: Beati quorum via (Psalm 119) • ADAM: Oh holy night (John Sullivan Dwight), arr. Hamilton

Timothy HAMILTON VISION

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An exciting new choral disc of world premiere compositions and the debut recording of a new choir, founded and conducted by English composer Timothy Hamilton! The inspiration for forming Cantoribus came from a desire to introduce an exciting and contemporary dimension to choral music. From his early days as a chorister at Portsmouth Cathedral, Hamilton felt an affinity with singing and the English choral tradition. Later moving into the world of opera, his vision was to create an ensemble of hand-picked operatic voices that also had choral experience. Hamilton’s bespoke repertoire draws on the sheer power, both physically and emotionally, of the human voice, utilized to its fullest extent. The incredible palette of vocal color and dramatic range wonderfully demonstrates the versatility of the operatic voice. All the settings are a cappella, keeping the voice at the center of this recording, undiluted by accompanying instrumentation. Advertising with Fanfare and BBC Music Magazine.

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Nimbus Records

Paco Peña & Eliot Fisk

In Duo Recital: Scarlatti, Bach & More CD: NIM 5914 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Paco Peña: guitar Eliot Fisk: guitar SCARLATTI: Sonata K. 461• Sonata K. 39 • Sonata K. 33 • SABICAS: Farruca • PEÑA: Los Salineros (Alegria) • Trassierra (Solea) • El Nuevo Dia (Colombiana) • DE FALLA: Siete Canciones populares Españolas • J.S. BACH: Prelude in D minor BWV 875 • Prelude in F BWV 927 • MENDELSSOHN: Songs with Words Op. 62, No. 1 • RODRIGO: Fandango from Tonadilla • TRADITIONAL: Canción (Petenera), arr. Peña • TÁRREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra This CD has been a long time coming, and dates back to the first time Paco Peña and Eliot Fisk ever met, when they performed separately at a now-defunct guitar festival in Germany, in September 1983. The disc does not pretend to be either pure flamenco or pure classical. Necessarily, the classical selections are colored by Paco’s flamenco sensibility just as the flamenco selections are colored by Eliot’s formation in the classical world. But that is exactly what is interesting! Paco finds things in classical music that would never occur to a classical player, and something analogous can be said of Eliot’s attempts to enter the mysterious temple of flamenco. Recent Performances in New York, Denver, Raleigh-Durham, and Washington DC.

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Nimbus Alliance Walden Chamber Players Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble Jack Delaney: conductor THOMAS: Scat • Six Piano Etudes • Double Helix Ring Flourish Blaze • A Circle Around the Sun • Pilgrim Soul • Traces • Toft Serenade • Starlight Ribbons Among today’s composers, Augusta Read Thomas has remained consistent in blazing her own path. In this she has undoubtedly been aided by her cosmopolitan training, having studied with Alan Stout (Northwestern University), Oliver Knussen (Tanglewood), and Jacob Druckman (Yale University), as well as one final year in London at the Royal Academy of Music. This second volume in a series devoted to Thomas’ music presents six works for various chamber combinations. The other three, which occupy the greater part of the CD’s playing time, are solo piano works that span the entire chronological range of the collection.

Augusta Read THOMAS Chamber & Piano Works

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Catherine Wyn-Rogers: mezzo-soprano Gregory Kunde: tenor Gerald Finley: baritone The Bach Choir New London Children’s Choir The Philharmonia Orchestra David Hill: conductor BLACKFORD: Prelude • Part I Memories of Hope • Part II Journeys • Part III Prison • Part IV Exile In 1992, Richard Blackford recorded a 15-year-old girl refugee in the Kalighat slum of Calcutta. When her family left her village, they could take none of their few possessions. All she could bring with her were her songs, and they were her link with her village, her past, and her culture; they represented a part of her dignity. Voices of Exile makes no overt political point; rather, it tries to give voice to a wide-ranging group who have suffered exile, and who can give insight into the shared experience of the refugee.

Richard BLACKFORD Voices of Exile

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Nimbus Alliance ˇ Leoš Cepický: violin Ivan Klansky: piano MOZART: Sonata in E minor K. 304 for violin and piano • BRAHMS: Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 for piano and violin • KUKAL: The Late Hour (Afterstund) for solo violin, Op. 30 • FIŠER: Sonata “The Hands” for violin ˚ Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano and piano • MARTINU: ˇ Leoš Cepický graduated from the East Bohemian Conservatoire in Pardubice in 1985 under Professor Ivan Štraus. He started his promising career in his early teens, when he won the first prize and Laureate title at the Jaroslav Kocian International Violin Competition. Since that time, he has given many recitals as well as solo concerto performances with various orchestras. In J.S. Bach’s 250th Jubilee Year in 2000, he performed Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin in concert. He is a member of the Wihan Quartet, which formed in 1985 at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. In 1988 the quartet won first prize at the prestigious Prague Spring Competition, and three years later they won the London International String Quartet Competition, whose chairman was Yehudi Menuhin.

ˇ Leoš Cepický Violin Sonatas

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David Ponsford: organ The Abbey Bells • RAISON: Messe du pemier ton • Offerte du cinquième ton “Le vive le roy des Parisiens” • CLÉRAMBAULT: Suite du premier ton • Suite du deuxieme ton Situated on the west-end gallery of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Michelen-Thiérache, the beautiful Boizard organ dating from 1714 — with 90% original pipework — was as perfect an instrument as one could find for this recording of the first organ mass by André Raison (1688) and the two suites by his pupil Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (c. 1710).

David Ponsford

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Cameo Classics Joachim RAFF

Piano Sonatas and Character Pieces Valentina Seferinova: piano RAFF: Trois Morceaux • Fantasie – Sonata in D minor, Op. 168 • Grand Sonata in E flat minor, Op. 14

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Interest in the music of Joachim Raff has so far concentrated chiefly on the orchestral works, while the operas, songs, and even the fascinating chamber music have largely been neglected. One glance at Raff ’s catalog of works shows that more than half of his 216 opus numbers were written for the piano, for two or four hands. Award-winning pianist Valentina Seferinova was born in Vidin, on the River Danube in Bulgaria. Recognized as a child prodigy, she gave solo recitals and played with many different chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras (both as soloist and accompanist) from a very early age.

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Salomon JADASSOHN

Music of 19th Century Jewish German Composers Vol. 4 Panagiotis Trochpoulos: piano/Valentina Seferionva: piano/Belarussian State Symphony Orchestra/ Marius Stranvinsky: conductor/Karelia State Symphony Orchestra/Denis Vlasenki: conductor JADASSOHN: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 24 • Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 89 • PABST: Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 82

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It is clear that Salomon Jadassohn is a shamefully neglected composer. Many music critics attacked Jadassohn’s works, labeling them dry and academic, but nothing could be farther from the truth as his joyous First Symphony shows! Jadassohn was a distinguished teacher, though he considered himself primarily a composer. He was acknowledged to be a master of counterpoint and harmony, and was also a gifted melodist in the tradition of Mendelssohn.

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Ignaz BRÜLL

Music of 19th Century Jewish German Composers Vol. 5 Ilya Hoffman: violin/Rebecca Hall: flute/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/Michael Laus: conductor BRÜLL: Overture Macbeth • Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 41 • JADASSOHN: Serenade for flute and strings, Op. 80

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Ignaz Brüll wrote well over 100 piano works, many orchestral and chamber pieces, and numerous operas. Sadly, nearly all of his works have been ignored by the music establishment for over a hundred years, and the public has been denied access to Brüll’s qualities as a composer, which were so evident to his friend Johannes Brahms. Brüll deserves to be repositioned alongside friends Brahms, Mahler, and Schumann, and this series from Cameo Classics aims to do just that.

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Cameo Classics Various Artists

British Composers Premiere Collection Vol. 4 Valentina Seferinova: piano/Michael Laus: harpsichord/Orion Symphony Orchestra/Toby Purser: conductor/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/Michael Laus: conductor ELKINGTON: Tone Poem • Out of the Mist • HOWELL: Piano Concerto in D minor • SCOTT: Harpsichord Concerto • JADASSOHN: Serenade No. 3 in A major, Op. 47

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Dorothy Howell was born in Birmingham and entered the Royal Academy of Music at the unusually early age of 15, where she studied composition under Sir J.B. McEwen. The late John Drummond (a distinguished Controller of BBC Radio Three) considered her the finest British woman composer of her era. Eugene Goossens called Cyril Scott the “father of modern British music”; he has also been referred to as “the English Debussy.” A prolific composer, Scott wrote over 400 works, though many of these were piano pieces or songs. Iris Elkington was born in Birmingham and studied piano and composition at the Birmingham and Midland Institute School of Music with Sir Granville Bantock. This was almost certainly Elkington’s first work for orchestra, and one can only marvel at the extraordinary mastery that it displays.

Various Artists

British Composers Premiere Collection Vol. 5 Angela Brownridge: piano/Jose Garcia Guttierez: solo horn/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/Michael Laus: conductor LEIGHTON: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 11 • GIPPS: Theme and Variations for piano, Op. 57a • Opalescence, Op. 72 • Piano Concerto, Op. 34

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In a century when most British composers were the product of a solid middle-class background, Kenneth Leighton was a notable exception. Born into a humble family in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Leighton composed three piano concertos. The first, featured here, was written the year he graduated from Oxford and is a lively piece, full of youthful vigor. Ruth Gipps was born in Bexhill-on-Sea in 1921, and as a child prodigy she performed her first composition by the age of eight. At the age of 33, an old injury to her right hand put paid to her career as a pianist and she decided to focus her energies on conducting and composition. She was a pioneering conductor, and became one of the most prolific female British composers.

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SOMM Recordings John IRELAND Earth’s Call

April Fredrick: soprano/Mark Bebbington: piano IRELAND: Earth’s Call • When I am Dead, My Dearest • Mother and Child • Two Songs: The Trellis, My True Love Hath My Heart • Three Songs: Love and Friendship, Friendship in Misfortune, The One Hope • The Sacred Flame • Two Songs: Tryst, During Music • Tutto è Sciolto • The Three Ravens • Songs Sacred and Profane: The Advent, Hymn for a Child, My Fair, The Salley Gardens, The Soldier’s Return, The Scapegoat • Three Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy • Love is a Sickness • Variations sur Cadet Rousselle • J’ai douze boeufs CD: SMM 137 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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The songs of John Ireland form a major contribution to vocal music during the first half of the 20th century, and encompass a wide variety of styles and moods. This collection of songs is designed to show Ireland’s range, including some that are popular and others, such as “Mother and Child,” that are rarely performed. Most previous recordings have been made by male singers, and several of the songs presented here are receiving their first recording by a soprano.

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EM Records Betty Makharinsky: soprano Caitlin Goreing: contralto Tom Castle: tenor Will Dawes: bass Tim Muggeridge: organ Choir of Exeter College, Oxford The Stapeldon Sinfonia George de Voil: director PARRY: From Songs of Farewell • STANFORD: Mass in G major for Soli, Chorus, Orchestra and Organ, Op. 46 • O’NEILL: Flyht (premiere) A choral work by one of the giants of British music has recently been recorded for the first time, over a century after its composition! The Mass in G by Charles Villiers Stanford was completed in 1892 and is notable for its opulence. The Mass employs a full orchestra and vocal soloists as well as chorus, and its colorful, characterful setting of the liturgical text shows Stanford at the height of his powers — a master of structure, form, and musical architecture.

Charles Villiers STANFORD

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IBS Classical Ambrosio Valero: piano J.S. BACH/LISZT: Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543 • W.A. MOZART: Rondo in A minor K. 511 • SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A minor D. 537, Op. 164 • MOMPOU: Impresiones intimas • GRANADOS: Quejas o La Maja y el Ruiseñor (Goyescas) Ambrosio Valero’s journey on this recording transports the listener from the grandeur of Bach’s organ to the recreation of the sounds of nature by Mompou and Granados.

Ambrosio Valero

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GB Records Rúni Brattaberg: bass Eivør Pálsdóttir: soprano Eystanljóð Aldubáran Gavin Bryars: conductor BRYARS: I From Egil’s Saga • II Hitt blinda liðið (“The Company of the Blind”) • III Tróndur Gøtu

Gavin BRYARS

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For the last 12 years Gavin Bryars has developed a strong and very special relationship with the Faroe Islands, and has undertaken a number of projects there. The first connection came about when he met the operatic bass Rúni Brattaberg, who sang in Bryars’ third opera G in Mainz, and who is the only classical singer to come from the Faroe Islands. This led to a new piece, From Egil’s Saga, for bass voice and chamber orchestra, which sets old Icelandic saga poetry. Included in the piece are fragments of the music that the composer and singer recorded in various locations on the Faroes, most notably, in the magnificent cathedral-like sea cave of the island of Hestur. Subsequently Bryars was asked to write another piece with chamber orchestra, this time to celebrate the Faroese hero Tróndur of Gøtu. This is for two solo voices, Rúni Brattaberg and the beautiful Faroese singer/composer Eivør Pálsdottír, who was later to sing the title role in the premiere of Bryars’ fourth opera Marilyn Forever. Eventually both pieces were performed and recorded in the Nordic House, Tórshavn, for this album and a short choral setting of one of the first modern Faroese poets Christian Matras was subsequently added for the choir.

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col legno

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Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Trio Catch

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Trio Catch/Eva Boesch: cello/Sun-Young Nam: piano/Boglárka Pecze: clarinet, bass clarinet

Drama

In Between

KÄSER: Präludien I für 6 Stimmen • KAMPE: Falsche Lieder für 6 Stimmen • CERHA: Zwei Szenen für 6 Stimmen • FRANCESCONI: Herzstück für 6 Stimmen The latest release by the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart features works by four composers, who set out to write music especially for this leading vocal ensemble.

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APERGHIS: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano • FURRER: Are • PAGH-PAAN: Silbersaiten II • DONATONI: Cerocchi 70 • Elly • FELDMAN: Three clarinets, cello and piano • ILLES: Rajzok III • BULL/ILLES: In nomine (VI) • ANDRE: …als…I In his liner notes, Rainer Peters describes Trio Catch’s music as “expeditions to the edges” and this is exactly where these three ladies intend to take us — to reveal the manifold facets of transgressions and abysses, as well as the dangers and beauty inherent within them.


LAWO Classics Helene Wold Liebestreu

Helene Wold: soprano/Liv Glaser: piano

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MENDELSSOHN: Die Liebende schreibt Op. 86, No. 3 • Schilflied Op. 71, No. 4 • Neue Liebe Op. 19, No. 4 • Bei der Wiege Op. 47, No. 6 • Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Op. 34, No. 2 • From Songs without words Op. 19, No. 4 • Frage Op. 9, No. 1 • Weinend seh’ ich in die Nacht • Tanzt dem schönen Mai entgegen • BRAHMS: Der Frühling Op. 6, No. 2 • Liebestreu Op. 3, No. 1 • Intermezzo Op. 119, No. 1 • C. SCHUMANN: Prelude to Des Abends • R. SCHUMANN: Des Abends from Phantasiestücke, Op. 12 • Der Nussbaum Op. 25, No. 3 • Das verlassne Mägdelein Op. 64, No. 2 • Liebestreu Op. 51, No. 5 • Mignon – “Kennst du das Land” Op. 98a, No. 1 • Heiss’ mich nicht reden, heiss’ mich schweigen Op. 98a, No. 5 • Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Op. 98a, No. 3 • Singet nicht in Trauertönen Op. 98a, No. 7 • So lasst mich scheinen Op. 98a, No. 9 • Nachtlied Op. 96, No. 1 On this new CD by Helene Wold and Liv Glaser, the faithful friendship between colleagues Mendelssohn-Schumann and Schumann-Brahms is portrayed in text and music — three composers who offer each other support through their shared musical passion. Recurring themes are the longing for love, an obsession with the unattainable, and love’s vulnerability.

Oslo Kammerakademi

Leipzig! Romantic Music for Wind Octet Oslo Kammerakademi/David Friedemann Strunck: director GRIEG: Lyric Suite, Op. 54 • SVENDSEN: Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 17 • HARTMANN: Serenade, Op. 43 • REINECKE: Octet in B flat major, Op. 216 The year 2014 is a good year to place Norwegian music in the context of the European cultural landscape. With what, or with whom, do the origins and development of Norwegian and Scandinavian music lie? Oslo Kammerakademi’s recording of works by Grieg, Svendsen, Hartmann, and Reinecke sheds light on this question. CD: LAW 1058 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

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Edvard GREIG

Lieder on texts by Garborg, Ibsen & Vinje [Hybrid SACD] Marianne Beate Kielland: mezzo-soprano/Nills Anders Mortensen: piano GRIEG: Haugtussa • Vinje Songs • Ibsen Songs Grieg’s songs based on texts by Garborg, Ibsen, and Vinje have never before been brought together on one recording. Now, critically acclaimed and Grammy®-nominated mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland and pianist Nils Mortensen have recorded these songs, and with their authentic interpretations they make an important contribution to the rich variety of Grieg releases. CD: LAW SACD 1059 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

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Querstand Yasunori Imamura: vihuela MILÁN: Libro de Música de Vihuela de Mano intitulado El Maestro, Valencia 1536 • NARVAÉZ: Los seys libros del Delphín de música, Valladolid 1538 • MUDARRA: Tres Libros de Música en cifras para Vihuela, Sevilla 1546 • ORTIZ: Tratado de Glosas sobre cláusulas y Otros Géneros de Puntos en La Música de Violones, Roma 1553 • HENESTROSA: Libro de Cifra Nueva para tecla, harpa y vihuela, Alcalá de Henares 1557 The vihuela is a guitar-shaped plucked string instrument that was used widely in the Iberian Peninsula and other Spanish-speaking regions in the 15th and 16th centuries. On this CD, the widely renowned lute virtuoso Yasunori Imamura presents not only the result of his intense study of the history and techniques of the fascinating instrument, but also a representative overview of the rich and multifaceted literature composed for vihuela within the 16th and 17th centuries around the Spanish court. Interestingly, none of the surviving vihuelas is to be found in Spain. Of the four surviving instruments, one is in the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris; one was discovered in a Jesuit church in Ecuador; one is owned by the Musée de la Musique in Paris; and one, built by Belchior Dias (Lisbon, 1581), is owned by the Royal College of Music in London. For this recording, Yasunori Imamura plays a reconstruction by José Miguel Moreno, Madrid, dating from 2012.

Yasunori Imamura

Spanish Music for Vihuela From the Time of Charles V CD: QUE 1318 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

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Ercole Nisini: trombone Katarzyna Drogosz: piano W.A. MOZART: Sonata in B major K. 292 • Die Zauberflöte: A Suite for trombone and piano, arr. Nisini using the first published piano score of the opera • Canzonetta “Deh, vieni alla finestra“ (from “Don Giovanni“) • BEETHOVEN: Acht Gesänge und Lieder, Op. 52 • Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen“ from Mozart’s Opera “Die Zauberflöte“, WoO46 Deep insights into the history of musical arrangement pepper this third part of a journey through the history of the trombone, guided by Ercole Nisini. Before the broadcasting industry flourished, the “hits” of the era were enjoyed in private homes, where one played them on one’s favorite instrument. If publishers of well-known music wanted to reach a broader audience, they often used the possibility of setting it for different instruments, that is, smaller and simpler arrangements. Scores of major operas and famous arias were “reduced” for keyboard and voice, or reworked for a melody instrument in order to reach the widest possible audience. Those kinds of arrangements are presented on this CD, set for trombone and fortepiano.

Ercole Nisini

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BMC Records

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Schola Hungarica

Schola Hungarica/Janka Szendrei, László Dobszay: conductors

Schola Hungarica/Janka Szendrei, László Dobszay: conductors

ANONYMOUS: Antiphone with psalm • Capitle • Responsory • Hymn • Versicle • Antiphon with the Magnificat/Chant and polyphony • Prayer • Gradual • Alleluia • Sequence • Offertory • Antiphons with psalm intonations • Capitle • Responsory • Hymn • Versicle • Antiphon with the Magnificat/Chant and polyphony • Prayer • Antiphon of commemoration

ANONYMOUS: Jesu nostra refectio • Antiphon: Sapientia aedificavit • Quicumque manducaverit • Dominus Jesus in qua nocte • Antiphon with a Trope: Melchisedec rex Salem • Antiphon: Angelorum esca • Reading from the Sermons of St. Thomas Aquinas I • Verbum vitae carni conjungitur • Sermon II • Panis oblatus caelitus • Sermon III • Te Deum • Introit: Cibavit eos • Epistle: Ego enim accepi • Gradual: Oculi omnium • Alleluia: Caro mea • Offertory: Sacerdotes incensum • Communion: Quotiescumque manducabitis • DUFAY: Lauda Sion (sequence) • Sanctus/Ave verum Corpus • Pange lungua gloriosi

Vespers for St. Michael’s and St. Martin’s Days

In 1571, the widow Anna Hannsen Schuman donated a highly valuable manuscript to the collegiate chapter of Pozsony (now Bratislava in Slovakia), named after Saint Martin. The codex contains 239 polyphonic works, almost all for the enrichment of evening office of vespers.

Delectamentum

A beautiful new recording of Gregorian chant music.

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László MELIS

László SÁRY

Zoltán Lengyel: piano

Manuel Zurria: flutes, percussion, keyboard/Alda Caiello: soprano/ Salvatore Carchiolo: harpsichord

Black & White

Niagara

MELIS: Preludium • Allemande • Courante • Waltz • Tango • Sarabande • Charleston • Czardas • Stick Dance • Air • Loure • Blues • Rock ’n’ Roll • Gavotte • Gigue László Melis’s compositions range from the raucous to the refined, able to entertain in the finest sense.

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SÁRY: Duet • Landscape in C • Ludus Cromaticus • Moondog • Grandmother’s Dance • Studies • Canon • Niagara • Tango • Sunflowers • Four of Us • Fives Repeated • Pebble Playing in a Pot László Sáry’s music has always revealed an intimate, deeply personal character. This CD documents Manuel Zurria’s unique project to record Sáry’s compositions for flutes and unspecified instrumentation.


Smekkleysa J.S. BACH

Brandenburg Concertos Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major BWV 1046 • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047 • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048 • Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049 • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050 • Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major BWV 1051 The Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra present their critically acclaimed performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, proving once again that they are the leading chamber ensemble in Iceland. CD: SMK 3 Price Code: 2Q (SRP $31.99) Number of Discs: 2 Double Slim Digipak, Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Jón LEIFS Eternity

Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra LEIFS: Quartetto I-Mors et via, Op. 21 • Quartetto II-Vita et mors, Op. 36 • Quartetto III-El Greco, Op. 64

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Jón Leifs was born at Sólheimar farm in North Iceland, and left for Germany in 1916 to study at the Leipzig Conservatory. Beginning with piano arrangements of Icelandic folk songs, Leifs started an active career as a composer in the 1920s. From the 1930s he concentrated his efforts on the composition of large orchestral works, some of which were not performed until after his death. In 1947 tragedy struck; Leifs’ daughter Líf drowned in a swimming accident off the coast of Sweden. Overcome with grief, Leifs composed four works dedicated to her memory including the string quartet Vita et mors, Op. 36 heard here.

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Antonio VIVALDI Concertos & Sonata Skalholt Bach Consort VIVALDI: Concerto in E minor for four violins • Concerto in A minor for cello • Concerto in B flat major for strings • Concerto in D minor for two oboes • Sonata a 4 in E flat major • Concerto in C minor for violin In 1926, an extensive collection of handwritten Vivaldi scores from a private source came to light, now housed in the Turin library. The violin concerto, the cello concerto, and the concerto for two oboes on this disc are all from this treasure trove. CD: SMK 4 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 28 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Stradivarius

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Nicola SANI

Bernardo PASQUINI

Quartetto d’Archi di Torino/Ensemble Algoritmo/Marco Angius: conductor

Luca Guglielmi: harpsichord

In Red

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Sonatas for harpsichord

SANI: Four Darks in a Red • Studio per le ali • Black Area in Reds This new CD, In Red, contains works composed by Nicola Sani, inspired by paintings by Rothko. Following his first musical experiences with Maura Cova, Sani studied composition with Domenico Guaccero and electronic music with Giorgio Nottoli. He is the author of numerous instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, musical theatre operas, and multimedia installations.

PASQUINI: Aria Seconda in C, Cekm 47/2 • Toccata “Per Francia” in A, Cekm 99 • Suite in D “Per lo Scozzese”, Cekm 23 • Toccata in G, Cekm 103 • Passagagli in G, Cekm 69 • Toccata in C “Per lo Scozzese”, Cekm 83 • Toccata in C, Cekm 104 • Passagagli in C “Per Petronilla”, Cekm 67 • Variazioni in C “Per la medesima”, Cekm 60 • Fantasia “la mi fa fa” in D, Cekm 1 • Partite diverse di follia in D, Cekm 61 • Ricercare “in D. sol re” in D, Cekm 4 • Suite in E “Per l’Inglese di Scozia”, Cekm 22 • Toccata “Con Lo Scherzo Del Cucco” in A, Cekm 81 • Pastorale in G, Cekm 138 A new CD featuring harpsichord sonatas from Bernardo Pasquini.

CD: STV 33975 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 55 d

CD: STV 33981 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 50

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C.P.E. BACH

Franz SCHUBERT

Alberto Rasi: viola da gamba/Patrizia Marisaldi: harpsichord/ Claudia Pasetto: viola da gamba

Raphaël Favre: tenor/André Fischer: guitar

Gamba Sonatas

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Winterreise

SCHUBERT: Winterreise C.P.E. BACH: Trio in G minor, Wq 88/H 510 • Sonata for solo viola da gamba and basso in C, Wq 136/H 558 • Solo for viola da gamba and basso in D, Wq 137/H 559 Nothing could stop the irresistible ascent of the violin and the cello; the last decade of the 18th century was the final gasp of the viola da gamba. In both France and Germany, the registers of musical chapels clearly show the progressive reduction, to the point of disappearance, of viola da gamba players, while the number of cellists grew. Nonetheless, until the last the viola could count on very fertile ground!

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Necessity is the mother of invention, and it was just such a need that gave rise to the birth of the idea of presenting the Winterreise cycle with guitar accompaniment! Despite many warnings André Fischer remained convinced that this cycle, of all Schubert’s repertoire, is the most adaptable for guitar. The version presented here is comprised of arrangements by German guitarist Tilman Hoppstock and Japanese guitarist Masanobu Nishigaki with a few changes made, which were motivated by the original text.


Aliud Records Roel van OOSTEN Mare Liberum

Estefanía Perdomo: soprano/Frans Fiselier: baritone /Haags Toonkunstkoor/VU Orchestra Amsterdam/Daan Admiraal: conductor OOSTEN: Naturali iure communia • Tres causae iustae • Pax rupta • Pax rupta – Dulce et decorum est • Pax rupta – In Flanders fields • Pax rupta – Innocentes • Pax rupta – O CAPTAIN! My captain! • Pax rupta – Sancta veritas pacis fugit longe • Fideliter et sine iniuria in pace • Pace viget fortuna favens – Ad pacem • Pace viget fortuna favens – Pace viget

CD: AUC 69 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 d

“Mare Liberum,” by The Hague composer Roel van Oosten, was commissioned by the Haags Toonkunstkoor and premiered in 2009 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the treatise of the same name by Hugo Grotius, in 1609. Grotius’ Mare Liberum (The Free Sea) contains important initial principles of international law.

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Les Goûts-Authentiques

The Delightful Companion: Renaissance & Baroque Music Les Goûts-Authentiques/Jan Devlieger: recorder/Marcel Ketels: recorder CARR: An Italian Ground, arr. Devlieger • LASSUS/LUPACCHINO/TASSO: Fantasia 13 • Fantasia 27 • Fantasia Sopra la sol fa re mi • Fantasia Sopra la Battaglia • MORLEY: The First • The Second • The Third • The Fourth • The Fifth • The Sixth • VAN EYCK/MORLEY: Philis schoon herderinne • Engels liedt • More Palatino • Amarilli mia bella • Prins Robbert Masco • Fantasia 28 • Fantasia 29 • GANT: Sonata in D minor, Op. II/3 • ROMAIN: Premiére suite de piéces a deux Dessus, Op. IV • TELEMANN: Sonata in F major, TWV 40:102 CD: AUC 70 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 d

At the end of the 17th century, “delightful,” “genteel,” and “most pleasant” were used to describe the company of the pipe recorder or common flute in many English manuals. For this CD, the artists chose duets that were originally composed for two recorders, and music that mentions the recorder as one of the possible instruments. The CD opens with a piece for only two recorders, “An Italian Ground,” from The Delightful Companion (London, 1686).

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Olivier MESSIAEN

Quartet for the End of Time Ensemble TetraGonist/Sven Van De Voorde: clarinet/Jens Lynen: violin/Lieselot Watté: cello/ Mathias Coppens: piano SIKOLOVSKY: Capriccioso Concertante • KINSKER: Folkdances of a forgotten region • ALTBERG: Drei Stücke • BENJAMIN: War Songs • DUCHAT: Paris, en forme de vie • TOLKOWSKY: Fantasie brulante • MONFORT: Éclat de nacre • COPPENS: “…d’un commencement spatiale” • MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time

CD: AUC 71 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 d

On January 15, 1941, the premiere of Messiaen’s most-performed work “Quartet for the End of Time” ushered in a period of great creativity. It is almost hard to notice how difficult the period of war was for Messiaen, when one considers his immense artistic output.

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Cobra Records Carlos MICHÁNS

Music for Saxophone Quartet Amarins Wierdsma: violin/Astrid Haring: harp/Christiaan Saris: percussion/Mariken Zandvliet: piano/ Sirius Saxophone Quartet/Kim Hoogvliet: soprano saxophone/Bert Haan: alto saxophone/Gert Verrydt: tenor saxophone/Boris Jansen: baritone saxophone MICHÁNS: Quartet No. 1 • Musique for saxophone • Après Minuit (Alternances II) • Quartet No. 2 • Purana • Trois Visions Tantriques (premiere) CD: CBA 42 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 28 d

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Includes world premiere

Since its creation in 2008, the Sirius Saxophone Quartet have concentrated on contemporary, mainly Dutch works for four saxophones. In order to bridge the distance between listeners and the rather difficult music on their programs, the members of the SSQ often tell the audience about the background of what they are about to hear, sometimes through an anecdote concerning the circumstances in which a particular piece was conceived. They truly believe that, thanks to the players’ sustained enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen repertoire, contemporary music may be better accepted and understood by usually reluctant audiences.

NBE Live Netherlands Wind Ensemble New Year Concert 2014 Netherlands Wind Ensemble Tracks include interpretations of works by Handel, Mahler, Martland, Popp, Fondse, Sauer, and many more

CD+DVD: NBE 33 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

More than 100 youths took part in the annual Young Composers and Young Poets Contests. The winners came up with fresh interpretations of the theme “The Whim of the Moment,” and these were presented at the New Year’s Concert of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. Still a little bleary-eyed from the previous night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, the audience was treated to an exhilarating and stirring concert courtesy of talented young composers and musicians from all over the world! DVD IS PAL, NOT NTSC, BUT WILL PLAY ON MOST COMPUTERS

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Lindoro The Royal Wind Music En er Mundo

The Royal Wind Music/Paul Leenhouts: director Tracks include a collection of pieces by Bartók, Poulenc, Piazzolla, Verdi, and more

CD: LDO 3014 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 d

This new CD features a mélange of 34 pieces from all over the world, resulting in a colorful collection that certainly doesn’t pretend to be part of the standard repertoire of a renaissance recorder consort! Perhaps, from a classical point of view, one could even be heavily criticized for performing Mussorgsky, Verdi, and Bartók on recorders... On the other hand, composers/arrangers of the past also occupied themselves with creating musical “divertimenti,” often for quite unusual instruments!

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Syrius J.S. BACH

Leipzig Chorales, Vol. 1 Helga Schauerte: organ

CD: SYR 141464 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 d

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J.S. BACH: Fantasia pro organo in C BWV 537 • Fuga BWV 537 • Choral “Schmücke dich” • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 • Choral “Von Gott will ich nicht lassen” • Von Gott Will ich nicht lassen BWV 658 • Choral “Komm, Heiliger Geist” BWV 226 • Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist BWV 651 • Choral “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr” 260 • Allein Gott in her Höh sei Ehr BWV 663 • Choral “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 62 • Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 661 • O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 656 • Choral “Jesus Christus, unser Heiland” BWV 363 • Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 665 • Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 666 • Choral “An Wasserflüssen Babylon” BWV 267 • An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653b • Fantasia in C BWV 562 The eighteen chorales BWV 651–668 are great Preludes, most of which were written for organ with two manuals and pedal. Bach composed these works during the Weimar period (1708–1717), but he retouched or reworked many of them during his final years in Leipzig (1739–1750).

Vlad Records Robert SCHUMANN

Romances: Late Chamber Music Terra Nova/Vlad Weverbergh: clarinet/Mate Szücs: viola/Michéle Gurdal: piano SCHUMANN: 3 Romances for clarinet and piano, Op. 94 • Märchenerzälungen for clarinet, viola, and keyboard, Op. 132 • Märchenerzälungen for viola and keyboard, Op. 113 • 3 Fantasiestücke for clarinet and keyboard, Op. 73 • 3 Romances for viola and keyboard, Op. 94

CD: VLD 8 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

Between 1849 and 1853 Schumann composed eight mixed chamber music pieces for various instruments and piano. Four of these pieces are included on this CD. Terra Nova now has the pleasure of making two alternative versions of 3 Romances, Op. 94 available for the first time ever on a single album! One is the Simrock version, and the other is rather special, as it is a version for viola inspired by the alternative version of the clarinet sonatas on viola by Schumann’s protégé Johannes Brahms.

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Phaedra Yves Saelens & Inge Spinette

This Wing’d Hour: English Song Cycles Yves Saelens: tenor/Inge Spinette: piano QUILTER: To Julia, Op. 8 • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The House of Life • FINZI: Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18 • BRITTEN: On this island, Op. 11 A new CD from the Phaedra label, featuring song cycles by Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi, and Benjamin Britten. CD: PHA 292027 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 d

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