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JUNE 2011 Release Date: June 14, 2011 A division of Allegro Media Group

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allegro Classical News Contents The Sixteen & Harry Christophers Julian Steckel Bell’arte Salzburg Melodiya

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Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA Volume 1

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The Sixteen Harry Christophers: conductor PALESTRINA: Missa Assumpta est Maria • Assumpta est Maria (2 settings) • Song of Songs Nos. 9–11 • Diffusa est gratia • Ave Maria • Ave Regina caelorum • Salve Regina • Hymn: Ave maris stella “Christophers draws brilliant performances from his singers, both technically assured and vividly impassioned.” — The Guardian 2011 sees the first recording by The Sixteen completely devoted to Palestrina! The disc marks the start of a new project, which will result in a series of new recordings exploring a selection of the composer’s vast output. Possibly the greatest composer of liturgical music of all time, Palestrina is a towering figure in Renaissance polyphony. This first disc features some of the sumptuous music he wrote for the Assumption.

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Avie Records

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Antonio VIVALDI

The French Connection 2 La Serenissima/Adrian Chandler: violin, director VIVALDI: “Paris” Concerto No. 2 for Strings & Continuo in E minor, RV 133 • Flute Concerto in A minor, RV 440 • Concerto for Violin, Oboe, Strings & Continuo in F, RV 543 • Bassoon Concerto in C, RV 473 • Flute Concerto “Il Gran Mogul” in D minor, RV 431a (premiere) • “Paris” Concerto No. 11 for Strings & Continuo in G, RV 150 • Concerto Intitolato “La Notte” for Flute, 2 Violins, Bassoon & Continuo in G minor, RV 104 • “Paris” Concerto No. 7 for Strings & Continuo in D minor, RV 127 • Violin Concerto in B-flat, RV 365 Cat # AVR 2218 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT World Premiere Recording

“They play … with the effortless musicality of birds.” — The Independent on Sunday 2010 Gramophone Award winners Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima present The French Connection 2 featuring the world premiere recording of “Il Gran Mogol,” the lost Vivaldi Flute Concerto recently rediscovered in the National Archives of Scotland. The album also contains eight varied concertos by Vivaldi, including another world premiere recording of a Violin Concerto.

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Apollo’s Fire

Come to the River: An Early American Gathering Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell: director TRADITIONAL: Appalachian Barn Dance • Nobody But the Baby • Hold On • The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night • Willie, Prithee Goe to Bed • Ways of the World/Dusty Miller • The Three Ravens • Lark in the Morning Medley • Old Virginny • The Girl Who Broke My Heart • Wild Bill Jones • Wayfaring Stranger • Glory in the Meeting House • Return Again/Saviour, Visit Thy Plantation • What Wondrous Love Is This • Dances from New England & Ireland • Morning Trumpet/Oh When Shall I See Jesus • Down in the River to Pray • Old Joe Clark Cat # AVR 2205 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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“Dazzling fiddle playing and delicious swing … all done with great spirit and brio.” — Fanfare Apollo’s Fire conjures early 19th-century rural Americana with an evocative journey through traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, barn dances, and the indispensable Old Time revivalist meetings. This is music as old as the hills themselves, a melting pot of Irish, English, and Scottish tunes that permeated Appalachian culture and rural America, based on field recordings of old-time and Appalachian singers.

Hans GÁL

Symphony No. 3 Orchestra of the Swan/Kenneth Woods: conductor GÁL: Symphony No. 3 in A, Op. 62 (premiere) • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 “Rhenish” “Gloriously tuneful late-Romantic masterworks … music that compels attention.” — Gramophone

Cat # AVR 2230 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT World Premiere Recording

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Avie continues to bring the music of Hans Gál to light with the world premiere recording of the Third Symphony conducted by committed advocate Kenneth Woods. Woods made headlines with his first recording of Gál’s music on Avie; here, he conducts the enterprising Orchestra of the Swan in the first of a projected cycle of all four of Hans Gál’s symphonies.


Release Date: June 14, 2011

Avie Records

Sergei RACHMANINOV Piano Concertos 1 & 4 Cat # AVR 2191 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Simon Trpˇceski: piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko: conductor RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40 • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 43 Simon Trpˇceski’s recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos 2 & 3 was one of the most acclaimed and best-selling classical releases of 2010, reaching the Top 10 of Billboard’s Classical Chart and winning a Diapason d’or. His frequent collaborations with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are justly celebrated, and now the two complete the Rachmaninov canon with this highly anticipated follow-up. Simon Trpˇceski will perform with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra September 30–October 1, and with the National Symphony Orchestra October 27–29. Vasily Petrenko will perform with the Cincinnati Opera July 14–16, Los Angeles Philharmonic July 26–28, San Francisco Symphony October 5, St. Louis Symphony October 21–23, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra October 28–30. also available RACHMANINOV Piano Concertos 2 & 3 Cat # AVR 2192 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Reference Recordings

Release Date: June 14, 2011 Wendy Putnam: violin Owen Young: cello Lawrence Wolfe: double bass Vytas Baksys: piano Daniel Bauch: percussion Concord Chamber Music Society Chris BRUBECK: Danza del Soul (premiere) • Michael GANDOLFI: Line Drawings (premiere) • Lukas FOSS: Central Park Reel “‘Line Drawings’ was inspired by the improvisational fluidity of Picasso, but the resulting emphasis on melodic counterpoint also made for music in the spirit of Bach … [they] gave the piece a crisp, objective surface, but also found pools of gentle melancholy when the tempo eased.” — Boston Globe (live performance review)

Concord Chamber Music Society Brubeck-Gandolfi-Foss Cat # REF 122 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT World Premiere Recording

This debut album contains two world premiere recordings. The first, “Danza del Soul” for mixed sextet, is by Chris Brubeck. Chris bears one of the most distinguished names in American music as the son/collaborator of jazz musician and composer Dave Brubeck. This piece is quite theatrical and jazz-inspired; it is “soul music that goes dancing” according to Boston music critic Steven Ledbetter. The second world premiere recording is “Line Drawings” in five movements by Michael Gandolfi. He notes: “None of my pieces is tethered to a precise Picasso drawing, but they are written in the spirit of the Picasso works: concise, clear, written with a sense of immediacy and sureness of stroke, light and airy.” Both pieces were performed to great acclaim at the Tanglewood Festival in August 2010.

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TRANSART Georges Pludermacher: piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1–32 (complete) • Diabelli Variations Combining the talent of a prestigious virtuoso with the daring to give performances that are as original as they are demanding, Georges Pludermacher has won universal renown as a pianist. A regular guest of the most important festivals in France and abroad, he has become famous for a wide-ranging repertoire that allows him to combine his taste for a challenge with his love of secrecy. During his career, he was won the triple acclaim of the Monde de Musique, Diapason d’or, and the Grand Prix de l’Acadamie du Disque, as well as Grand Prize of the Charles CROS Academy.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Complete Piano Sonatas & Diabelli Variations Cat # TAP 101 Price Code: 10G (SRP $89.99) Number of Discs: 10 Box Set; Box Lot 10 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Release Date: June 14, 2011

TRANSART

Marcela Roggeri: piano SATIE: Gnossiennes Nos. 1–6 • Valse-Ballet • Gymnopédies Nos. 1–3 • Je te veux • Désespoir agréable • Les trois distinguées du précieux dégoûté • Avant-dernières pensées • Embryons desséchés • Nocturnes Nos. 1–3 • Croquis et agaceries d’un gros bonhomme en bois • Sonatine Bureaucratique • Le Piccadilly • Fantaisie-valse Marcela Roggeri has all the qualities of the great Argentinean piano tradition, as well as the zest associated with South American artists. Born in Buenos Aires, she studied with Ana Gelber before being coached by Bruno Leonardo Gelber, who became her mentor. She has traveled all over the world, giving recitals and concerts under fine conductors such as Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, James Judd, George Pehlivanian, Kasper de Roo, Kyung Soo Wong, and Mario Benzecri. She plays with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Buenos Aires, Florida, Dortmund and Montpellier, and the Bohemian Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic.

Erik SATIE Piano Works

Cat # TAP 134 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Prague Chamber Orchestra Paul Badura-Skoda: piano, conductor MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 • Piano Concerto No. 26 “[Plays] with power, remarkable fluidity, and unerring musicianship.” — Washington Post Paul Badura-Skoda is one of the most important pianists of our time. A legendary artist who has been heard in the world’s greatest concert halls, his musical personality is characterized by complete immersion in music, a passionate search for the essential, and a sense of artistic responsibility. It soon becomes evident to any listener that he loves music with every part of his being. Badura-Skoda has recorded a vast repertoire—more than 200 LPs and dozens of CDs including the complete cycles of the piano sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. He performs with equal authority on both period and modern instruments, and was a pioneer in proposing the use of period pianos in performance. His profound knowledge of instruments, from the time of Bach & Mozart up to the present, has given him the capacity to extract a quality of sound that never fails to amaze audiences and critics alike. Appearing at 2011 PianoTexas International Academy & Festival Concert Series. In concert: June 19. Masterclasses: June 17–20.

W.A. MOZART

Piano Concertos

Cat # TAP 126 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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TRITON

Release Date: June 14, 2011 Sergei Edelmann: piano SCHUMANN: Fantasy in C, Op. 17 • Arabesque in C, Op. 18 • Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 “Sergei Edelmann is a Byronic piano player. There is a virtuosity and glitter to everything he touches … His playing was marked by velocity, a prismatic sense of tonal color, and a charged athleticism that was often very exciting.” — New York Times Sergei Edelmann released numerous recordings for RCA before taking a long hiatus from the recording market. Now, he blazes dramatically back with a series of splendid recordings for TRITON! Playable in all CD players. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

Robert SCHUMANN

Fantasy, Arabesque, Symphonic Etudes Cat # EXN TRI 25 Price Code: Y (SRP $24.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot unknown Playable in all CD players

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Abdel Rahman El Bacha: piano J.S. BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I “I decided not to record this work until my 50s.” So says Abdel Rahman El Bacha, the distinctive and accomplished pianist—and winner of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition by a unanimous judgment in 1978. This milestone by J.S. Bach requires a certain maturity, and for El Bacha the time has come. Playable in all CD players. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

J.S. BACH

The Well-Tempered Clavier I Cat # EXN TRI 77 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel Case; Box Lot unknown Playable in all CD players

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Release Date: June 14, 2011

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Julian Steckel

Cello Concertos Cat # AVI 8553223 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Julian Steckel: cello State Philharmonic Koblenz Daniel Raiskin: conductor KORNGOLD: Cello Concerto in C, Op. 37 • BLOCH: Shelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody for cello & orchestra • GOLDSCHMIDT: Cello Concerto (1953) “Julian Steckel’s sound is notable for its combination of power, clarity, and transparency. He nimbly darts around his instrument in ebullient fast movements while still making sure that each and every note is clearly audible.” — All Music Guide Extremely rare recordings of essential concertos of the 20th century from versatile cellist Julian Steckel, First Prize winner at the ARD International Music Competition in 2010. also available MENDELSSOHN Works for cello & piano Cat # AVI 8553139 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Challenge Classics

Release Date: June 14, 2011 The Hague Philharmonic Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vienna Symphony Orchestra Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Willem van Otterloo: conductor FRANCK: Symphony in D minor • Psyché • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 • Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 “Pastoral” • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 • SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, D 485 • BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E • SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ” • RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp, Op. 1 • WEBER: Symphony No. 2 in C

Willem van Otterloo

The Original Recordings 1951–1966

This unique musical document features historical recordings, digitally re-mastered and combined in a stunning seven-disc box set. Spotlighting world-famous orchestras, this set allows us to rediscover a Dutch master unequivocally considered one of the best conductors in the history of the Netherlands. An initiative of the Willem van Otterloo Foundation, this release was made possible through the generous contribution of the Het Kersjes Fund, which supports Dutch musical life by awarding annual prizes and scholarships to talented musicians and grants for special projects.

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Johannes BRAHMS & Josef RHEINBERGER Sonatas for clarinet and piano

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS & Gerald FINZI Songs and Elegies

Lars Wouters van Oudenweijer: clarinet/Hans Eijsackers: piano Quink Vocal Ensemble BRAHMS: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120, No. 2 • RHEINBERGER: Clarinet Sonata, Op. 105a Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer is the top solo clarinetist in the Netherlands, known for his warm and powerful tone that is compelling and sensitive at the same time. Lars is unbelievably musical; he touches the hearts of both live audiences and CD listeners with every note.

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Come away, death • Ring out your bells • Love is a sickness • Rest • The unquiet grave • Heart’s Music • Linden Lea • Fain would I change that note • Alister McAlpine’s lament • Silence and music • FINZI: Three short elegies • Seven poems of Robert Bridges The Quink Ensemble has been one of the top a cappella ensembles for the past three decades. Here, they present a wonderful CD that gives a complete picture of Vaughan Williams as a song composer.


Summit Records

Release Date: June 14, 2011 The King’s Brass Tim Zimmerman: director Rick FOUNDS: Lord, I Lift Your Name on High • Terry BUTLER: Cry of My Heart • TOMLIN-CASH-REEVES: How Great Is Our God • Rich MULLINS: Awesome God • TOMLIN-WALT-REEVES: When I Survey the Wonderful Cross • Graham KENDRICK: Shine Jesus Shine • BALOCHE-BROWN: Hosanna • Tim ZIMMERMAN: For By Grace • Tim HUGHES: Here I Am to Worship • Michael O’SHIELDS: I Will Call Upon the Lord • Marie BARNETT: Breathe • Darrell EVANS: Trading My Sorrows • BRADBURY: Jesus Loves Me • TRAD.: Down By the Riverside • Laurie KLEIN: I Love You Lord HHHHH International Trumpet Guild Journal Review The King’s Brass’ 15th recording features some of America’s best-loved contemporary praise and worship compositions with the special KB touch. From silky flugelhorns to tight trombones, from driving percussion to creative piano solos, from walking tuba lines to soaring trumpets, this CD will take the listener to the heights of heaven.

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass

Praise & Celebration

also available Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass Classic Hymns Cat # SMT 428 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Cat # SMT 570 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Basta Music Alberto Mesirca: guitar CASSÉUS: Haitian Suite This CD contains a world premiere of 18 new pieces as well as brilliant renditions of existing works. Together, they constitute an exciting and unique event in the worlds of both Haitian music and classical guitar. Young guitarist Alberto Mesirca has been nominated “Young Artist of the Year” at several guitar festivals, and is a two-time winner of the Golden Guitar Award (Best Recording and Best Upcoming Artist). As soloist he has performed at the Concertgebouw, Rundetaarn, Teatro Regio, and more; as a chamber musician he has collaborated with great artists like Dimitri Ashkenazy, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Matthias Schulz, Martin Rummel, Peter Giger, and Robert Fripp.

Frantz CASSÉUS

Haitian Suite

Cat # BAS 3093022 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT World Premiere Recording

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Zig-Zag Territoires

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Gabriel FAURÉ La bonne chanson

Karine Deshayes: mezzo-soprano/Ensemble Contraste/Arnaud Thorette: viola/Johan Farjot: piano/Geneviève Laurenceau, Maud Ferry: violins/Antoine Pierlot: cello/Yann Dubost: double bass FAURÉ: La bonne chanson, Op. 61 • Piano Quartet, Op. 15 La bonne chanson, in its version for voice and piano quintet, is the musical meeting point between Karine Deshayes and the artists of the Ensemble Contraste, all great lovers of French music. A fresh reinterpretation of the works of Gabriel Fauré by a new generation of musicians! Cat # ZIG 110302 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Franz LISZT

Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses François-Frédéric Guy: piano LISZT: Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses • Sonata in B minor Zig-Zag Territoires begins its collaboration with pianist François-Frédéric Guy with a Liszt double album featuring two of the composer’s key works: the Sonata in B minor and the complete cycle of Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses. The masterpieces were recorded in the studio of La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), renowned for its exceptional acoustics. With the aim of reproducing the spontaneity of concert conditions, the entire double album was recorded in just four days. Cat # ZIG 110301 Price Code: 2O (SRP $27.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak; Box Lot 18 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Juliette Hurel

Impressions françaises Juliette Hurel: flute/Hélène Couvert: piano/Arnaud Thorette: viola/Christine Icart: harp/ Florence Darel: voice POULENC: Flute Sonata • FAURÉ: Pièce for flute & piano • Sicilienne, Op. 78 • Morceau de concours • Fantaisie for flute & piano, Op. 79 • Berceuse for flute & piano, Op. 16 • Un joueur de flûte berce les ruines • DEBUSSY: Syrinx, “Psyché,” Act III, scene 2 with narrator • Sonata for flute, viola & harp • Syrinx for solo flute • Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Cat # ZIG 110401 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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For her third recording on Zig-Zag Territoires, Juliette Hurel offers a journey through the French flute masterpieces of the first half of the 20th century.


Release Date: June 14, 2011

KAIROS

Cat # KRO 13162 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 25

Cat # KRO 13152 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 27

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Matthias PINTSCHER

Friedrich CERHA

Marisol Montalvo: soprano/International Contemporary Ensemble/Matthias Pintscher: director/SWR Choir

Klangforum Wien/Sylvain Cambreling: conductor/WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln/Peter Rundel: conductor/Zebra Trio

PINTSCHER: A Twilight’s Song • Sonic Eclipse • She Cholat

CERHA: Bruchstück geträumt for ensemble • Neun Bagatellen for string trio • Zornig • Malinconia • Ohne Bezeichnung (2) • Kaprizios • Malinconia II • Übermütig, molto leggiero • Ganz still • Trotzig, eigensinnig

A Twilight’s Song

Bruchstück geträumt

Based in Chicago & New York, the ICE is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. With a flexible roster of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and pursuing groundbreaking strategies for audience engagement. In an era of radical change, ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new listeners.

Ramée

Includes booklet with texts by Friedrich Cerha and Peter Oswald. On the occasion of his 85th birthday (February 17), Cerha was awarded the Composer Prize at the Salzburg Biennale 2011.

Alpha

Cat # RME 1004 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30

Cat # APH 180 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30

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George Frideric HANDEL

J.S. BACH

Cristiano Holtz: harpsichord

Benjamin Alard: harpsichord

HANDEL: Suite No. 8 in F minor, HWV 433 • Air in B-flat, HWV 471 • Suite No. 3 in D minor, HWV 428 • Minuet in G minor, HWV 434 • Suite No. 5 in E minor, HWV 438 • Sonatina in G, HWV 582 • Suite No 7 in G minor, HWV 432

J.S. BACH: Clavier Übung II (Second Keyboard Book) • includes the Italian Concerto, BWV 971, Ouverture after the French Manner, Courante, Gavottes 1 & 2, Passepieds 1 & 2, Sarabande, Bourrées 1 & 2, Gigue & Echo)

Following his highly acclaimed recording of the Johann Mattheson harpsichord suites, Cristiano Holtz presents a splendid interpretation of the Handel suites.

Composed for music lovers to refresh their spirits, these pieces are presented for our pleasure from the virtuosic hands of Benjamin Alard.

Suites de Pièces pour le Clavecin

Clavier Übung II

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Berlin Classics

Release Date: June 14, 2011

L

udwig Güttler is one of the most famous trumpeters of our time: a sensitive and highly diversified musician. Together with Leipzig instrument maker Friedbert Syhre, he has developed a corno da caccia that can be played with a trumpet mouthpipe or mouthpiece. To bring this instrument, its sound, and its history to new listeners, Güttler presents three CDs to which he has personally contributed valuable booklet notes.

Ludwig Güttler

The Corno da Caccia in Saxony Ludwig Güttler: corno da caccia/Virtuosi Saxoniae FASCH: Concerto for 2 Corni da Caccia in D • BAER: Concerto à 4 in B-flat • ZELENKA: Capriccio in F • RÖLLIG: Concerto in D • NERUDA: Concerto in E-flat

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Ludwig Güttler

The Corno da Caccia in Hunting Music Ludwig Güttler: corno da caccia/Virtuosi Saxoniae L. MOZART: Sinfonia di caccia in G • FASCH: Concerto in D “Hunting” • HEINICHEN: Sinfonia in F “di Moritzburg” • HAYDN: Symphony No. 31 in D “Horn Signal”

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Ludwig Güttler

Triumph of the Corno da Caccia Ludwig Güttler: corno da caccia/Virtuosi Saxoniae J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F • TELEMANN: Concerto in D • MOLTER: Concerto in D • L. MOZART: Sinfonia da camera in D • VIVALDI: Concerto in F • QUANTZ: Concerto in E-flat

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Release Date: June 14, 2011

Berlin Classics

Cat # BER 300221 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25

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Kurt Masur

Peter Schreier

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Dresden Philharmonic/Kurt Masur: conductor

Peter Schreier: tenor

The Maestro

Songs and Arias

MENDELSSOHN: Trumpet Overture in C, Op. 101 • BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis in D (exc.) • HAYDN: Symphony No. 102 in B-flat (exc.) • PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D “Classical” (exc.) • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (exc.) • SCHUMANN: Genoveva (exc.) • and more by Brahms, Mahler & Ravel Kurt Masur is undoubtedly one of the world’s most important conductors. This collection reflects his sovereign command of German symphonic music, and in particular his affinity to Felix Mendelssohn.

J.S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio (exc.) • St. Matthew Passion (exc.) • Cantata No. 36 (exc.) • SHOSTAKOVICH: From Jewish Folk Poetry (exc.) • NICOLAI: The Merry Wives of Windsor (exc.) • MOZART: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön from The Magic Flute • and more by Cornelius, Haydn, Lortzing, Mahler, etc. Whether as tenor or as lieder singer, Peter Schreier sets standards across the genres. This compilation takes a good hour to review the many facets of his musical talent.

Cat # BER 300223 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25

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Hermann Prey

J.S. BACH

Hermann Prey: baritone

St. Thomas Choir, Leipzig/New Bach Collegium Musicum/ Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Arias and Songs

ROSSINI: Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville • MOZART: arias from The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni & The Magic Flute • J.S. BACH: Cantata No. 56 (exc.) • SCHUBERT: Wo find ich nur den Ort from Alfonso und Estrella • MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer Hermann Prey’s lyric baritone is surely one of the noblest and mellowest of voices. This CD presents him in some of his classic roles, including Figaro and Papageno.

The Great Bach Tradition

J.S. BACH: St. Matthew Passion (exc.) • St. John Passion (exc.) • Christmas Oratorio (exc.) • Motets, BWV 226 & 229 • Cantatas Nos. 1 & 140 (exc.) • Magnificat (exc.) The legendary choir of Leipzig’s Thomaskirche can look back on centuries of vocal tradition, much of which is sadly lost in the mists of time. Fortunately, choir directors of the recent past are amply documented on this CD!

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Berlin Classics

Release Date: June 14, 2011 Bell’arte Salzburg Annegret Siedel: viola d’amore, director Emma Kirkby: soprano BIBER: Sonata VI in A from Fidicinium sacro-profanum • Concerto a quattro per la chiesa • O dulcis Jesu, Sacred Concert • HOFER: Nisi Dominus, Psalm 126 • MUFFAT: Sonata II in G from Armonico tributo • MEGERLE: Gaudete et Exultate • BERNARDI: Magnificat • BIECHTELER: Aria de Sancta Scholastica • ANON.: Ach kommet vom Himmel, ihr göttlichen Flammen • Ad Pulpitum Since its foundation in 1995, the Bell’arte Salzburg has endeavored to rediscover the rich Baroque culture of music in Salzburg. Led by Baroque violinist Annegret Siedel, their Salzburg Barock CD—featuring the grand dame of early music, Emma Kirkby—presents important works of the period. also available Bell’arte Salzburg Concerti d’amore Cat # BER 16712 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99)

Bell’arte Salzburg Salzburg Barock

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Phaedra Werner van Mechelen: baritone Inge Spinette: piano GOUNOD: 5 songs • BIZET: 5 songs • MASSENET: 5 songs • FAURÉ: 3 songs • HAHN: 6 songs • POULENC: Les chemins de l’amour Baritone Werner van Mechelen shows the listener around a sophisticated world infused with passion and love, while pianist Inge Spinette serves a bubbly accompaniment, adding charm and elegance to the proceedings. Van Mechelen is a highly versatile artist who has worked with, among others, James Conlon, Patrick Davin, Roy Goodman, Hartmut Haenchen, Lothar Koenigs, Bernhard Kontarsky, and Ton Koopman. Particularly drawn to the Lied genre, his repertoire includes all the great Lieder cycles.

Werner van Mechelen La Romance française Cat # PHA 292025 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Etcetera

Franz SCHUBERT

Schubertiade “Nachtmusik” Orpheon Ensemble/Jan Vermeulen: fortepiano/Daniel Reuss: conductor SCHUBERT: 13 songs • 7 waltzes • 3 German Dances • Minuet in A • Andante from Sonata in A, D664 • 2 Ländler Soloists of Collegium Vocale Gent featuring the contribution of award-winning Schubert specialist Jan Vermeulen.

Cat # ETC 1421 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

W.A. MOZART

Complete Fortepiano Concertos Viviana Sofronitsky: fortepiano/Musica Antiqua Collegium Varsoviense/Tadeusz Karolak: conductor MOZART: Fortepiano Concertos (21) • Harpsichord Concertos (7) • Concerto for 2 fortepianos in E-flat, K. 365 • Concerto for 3 fortepianos in F, K. 242 “Lodron” • Rondo in D, K. 382 First complete recording of Mozart’s Fortepiano and Harpsichord Concertos, including the concertos for two and three fortepianos, played on copies of period instruments (fortepiano by Paul McNulty after Anton Walter) Cat # ETC 1424 Price Code: 3Q (SRP $47.99) Number of Discs: 11 Box Set; Box Lot 8 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Pieter van MALDERE Sinfonie

Academy of Ancient Music/Filp Bral: conductor MALDERE: Sinfonia in G minor, Op. 4, No. 1 • Sinfonia in D, Op. 5, No. 1 • Sinfonia in A with viola obbligato • Sinfonia in F à 4 A highlight of the Belgium baroque, performed by the excellent Academy of Ancient Music.

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æon

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Cat # AEN 1106 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30

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Franck BEDROSSIAN

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Astor PIAZZOLLA & Gustavo Beytelmann

Manifesto

Encuentro

Ensemble 2e2m/Pierre Roullier: conductor/Habanera Quartet/ Pierre-Stéphane Meugé/Pascal Contet BEDROSSIAN: La solitude du coureur de fond • Tracés d’ombres • Manifesto • Bossa nova • Propaganda Franck Bedrossian is one of France’s most brilliant young composers. “Manifesto” and “Propaganda” were both composed between June 2006–2008, when this Prix de Rome winner was in residence at the Villa Médicis.

Laurent Colombani: guitar/Vincent Maillard: vibraphone/ Caliente Quartet/Gilberto Pereyra: bandoneon/Michel Berrier: violin/Cédric Lorel: piano/Nicolas Marty: double bass PIAZZOLLA: Camora I, II, III • Contrabajissimo • BEYTELMANN: Encuentro • Ostras voces • El desaparecido Features two new works commissioned specifically for this recording, from Argentine composer Gustavo Beytelmann.

Indésens

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Jacques Mauger

Frédéric CHOPIN

Jacques Mauger: trombone/Michaël Matthès: organ

Florence Delaage: piano

GIAZOTTO: Adagio d’Albinoni • LOEILLET: Sonata in A-flat • GOUNOD: Ave Maria • SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan • TIBOR: Introduction, theme & variations • SCHUBERT: Ave Maria • BELLINI: Concerto in E-flat • MASSENET: Meditation • PERGOLESI: Sinfonia • J.S. BACH: Suite No. 3, BWV 1068

CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op. 28 • Barcarolle in F-sharp, Op. 60 • Berceuse in D-flat, Op. 57 • Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat, Op. 61

Meditation

Favorite works for trombone & organ.

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24 Preludes

Played on Alfred Cortot’s piano.


Indésens

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Emmanuel Curt

A las Seis de la Tarde Emmanuel Curt: percussion/French National Orchestra RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso • COREA: MusicMagic • PENELLA: Los Miuras • MANTOVANI: Haunted Nights • BENETTI: Latitudes • TORTILLER: Pour Claude, la belle vie • ESCAICH: Ground 2 • PELLEGRI: Sasha et les montagnes rouges • JÜRGENS: Vino Griego

Cat # IDS 24 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 35 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Elichi Chijiiwa Solo Migration

Elichi Chijiiwa: violin ENESCU/LUPU: Airs dans le genre roumain (premiere) • ENESCU: Sarabande (premiere) • TAÏRA: Convergence III (premiere) • YSAYE: Ballade from Sonata in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3 • MARTINON: Sonatine, Op. 32, No. 1 • HONEGGER: Sonata • STRAVINSKY: Elegie • La Marseillaise • MILHAUD: Sonata pastorale, Op. 383 • JOLIVET: Incantation • XENAKIS: Mikka

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Fabien Wallerand Art of the Tuba

Fabien Wallerand: tuba KORNGOLD: I wish you bliss • POPPER: Begegnung • HINDEMITH: Sonata • STIEVENS: Triangles • SZENTPALI: Allegro fuoco • ROMHANYI: Parallels • GODARD: Deep memories • WALLERAND: Viñales • STEVENS: Autumn

Cat # IDS 27 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 32 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Philippe Berrod Art of Clarinet

Philippe Berrod: clarinet DEBUSSY: Rhapsodie No. 1 • MANTOVANI: Trait d’union (premiere) • PIERNÉ: Canzonetta • SAINT-SAËNS: Clarinet Sonata • POULENC: Clarinet Sonata • WIDOR: Introduction & Rondo • ROSSINI: Introduction, theme & variations

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Thierry CAENS Le Chant Libre

Thierry Caens: trumpet CAENS: 15 short compositions, including Le chant libre, Pinta la luna, Romance for trumpet, Le printemps dans la nuit, Orane Stew, Tambourin flutiot, and more

Cat # IDS 28 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 40 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Melodiya

Release Date: June 14, 2011 Eliso Virsaladze: piano Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Dmitri Kitaenko: conductor CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 • SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 The name of outstanding pianist Eliso Virsaladze is known and respected worldwide. She was a student of Yakov Zak and Heinrich Neuhaus, a laureate of the Second International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1962, and winner of the Robert Schumann Competition in Germany, 1966. Compositions by Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann were among the pieces most frequently performed in concert, and this album features some of the great composers’ brightest pieces as they were unforgettably performed at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory on March 11, 1977.

Frédéric CHOPIN & Robert SCHUMANN Piano Concertos

Cat # MYD 1001819 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Men’s Vocal Quartet Igor Voronov: conductor Alexander Kulinich: reader IVAN THE TERRIBLE: Sticheron No. 1 “For the Death of Pyotr, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia” • Sticheron No. 2 “To the Meeting of the Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir” • Readings from two letters of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible to Prince Andrei Kurbsky The frightening figure of Ivan the Terrible always attracts attention—not only for his bloody activities, but for his deeply creative essence. This album presents two pieces of Ivan the Terrible’s authorship, as well as two bonus fragments of a letter from Ivan IV to the Prince Andrei Kurbsky.

Ivan the Terrible Stichera

Cat # MYD 1001820 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Release Date: June 14, 2011

Melodiya

Vera Dulova

Legends of the 20th Century Vera Dulova: harp/Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR/Alexander Lazarev: conductor/Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio/Alexander Gauk: conductor VILLA-LOBOS: Harp Concerto in A minor • MEYER: Concerto for harp & chamber orchestra • DEBUSSY: Danses sacrées et profanes The new CD from the series is devoted to famous Russian harp player Vera Dulova. Her repertoire, featuring more than 300 compositions, included pieces composed specially for her by Soviet composers as well as works she found in the archives and revived. Cat # MYD 1001809 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Overtures by Russian Composers Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR/USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra/ Evgeny Svetlanov: conductor GLINKA: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture • Ivan Susanin [A Life for the Tsar] Overture • BORODIN: Prince Igor Overture • MUSSORGKSY: Introduction to Khovanshchina (“Dawn on the Moscow River”) • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Introduction to Sadko • May Night Overture • The Tsar’s Bride Overture • The Maid of Pskov [Ivan the Terrible] Overture • DARGOMYZHSKY: Rusalka Overture Overtures were composed in order to prepare the listener for the act to come. Originally, the audience took their seats while the overture was playing. However, the history of music knows truly bright examples of opera overtures that have become finished pieces of their own, and ranked among the favorites of the orchestras worldwide thanks to their splendid music and wonderful arrangement. This wonderful disc contains Russian opera overtures brilliantly orchestrated by Evgeny Svetlanov.

Cat # MYD 1001824 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Various Artists

Anthology of Folk Music: Kazakh Music 22 selections of Kazakh folk songs including Grief and Sorrow, Grey Goose, Blind Girl, and more This disc presents the culture of the nomadic civilization with a high level of development of music and poetry. Traditional Kazakh music, passed orally from generation to generation, is distinct for its developed system of genres. The CD program contains recordings from 1965 to 1989, and was prepared by Kazakh and Russian musicologists.

Cat # MYD 1001822 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Arcana / Ricercar

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Cat # ACA 360 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 30

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Pandolfi MEALLI

La Fenice

Gunar Letzbor: violin, director/Ars Antiqua Austria/Daniel Oman: colascione/Pierre Pitzi: guitar/Jan Krigovsky: violone/Norbert Zeilberger: organ, harpsichord/Hubert Hoffmann: archlute

La Fenice/Jean Tubéry: director

Sonatas for Solo Violin

Un Camino de Santiago

MEALLI: Sonata Prima “La Bernabei” • Sonata Seconda “La Viviana” • Sonata Terza “La Monella. Romanesca” • Sonata Quarta “La Biancuccia” • Sonata Quinta “La Stella” • Sonata Sesta “La Vinciolina”

23 selections by Urbani Loth, Guillaume Chastillon de La Tour, Eustache Du Caurroy, Matteo Coferati, Etienne Moulinié, Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde, Bertolomeu de Olague, Andrea Falconiero, Jan Jacob van Eyck, Francisco Escalada, Gabriel Bataille, Francisco Soler, and Anonymous

Gunar Letzbor gives a full-blooded performance on a collection of works by Mealli, a composer/violinist notorious for the murder of Roman castrato Giovanni Marquett.

La Fenice brings formal & popular repertoire of the 17th century back to life on a disc featuring sacred & secular songs combined with joyfully festive traveling music.

Meridian Records

Metronome Records

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The New Israel Woodwind Quintet

Richard Rodney BENNETT

New Israel Woodwind Quintet

Martin Jones, Richard McMahon: pianos

BEETHOVEN: Quintet in E-flat, Op. 16 • POULENC: Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn • R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn • Chad BEN-ARI: Sextet for piano & woodwind instrument (premiere)

BENNETT: Suite for Skip & Sadie • Capriccio • Over the Hills and Far Away • Fanfare on a Sixteenth Century Tune • Kandinsky Variations • Four Piece Suite

Beethoven, Strauss, Poulenc, Ben-Ari

Outstanding performances of important wind pieces with piano accompaniment, recorded in the Jerusalem Music Center by esteemed recording engineer Richard Hughes. Includes premiere recording of Ohad Ben-Ari’s Sextet for piano and woodwind quintet.

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Complete works for piano duo and duet

Richard Rodney Bennett celebrates his 75th birthday this year! This release features the complete set of his published works for piano duo and duets.


Release Date: June 14, 2011

Delphian Records

George Frideric HANDEL Alexander’s Feast

Ludus Baroque/Sophie Bevan: soprano/Ed Lyon: tenor/William Berger: bass/Richard Neville-Towle: conductor HANDEL: Alexander’s Feast (complete oratorio) Handel’s musical illustration of Dryden’s Alexander’s Feast, first performed in 1736, was a critical and popular success. Twice a year some of the UK’s finest baroque players and young vocal soloists come together in Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk to give sell-out concerts of the great works of Bach and Handel. Ludus Baroque’s appearances are unmissable events in Edinburgh’s calendar. Now, for the first time, listeners from further afield can experience the vibrancy of their festival-fuelled performances in this their debut recording. Alexander’s Feast is the perfect showpiece for the vitality and abandon of Ludus Baroque and their rising-star soloists.

Cat # DPH 34094 Price Code: 2N (SRP $25.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Anton BRUCKNER Motets

Choir of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh/RSAMD Brass/Duncan Ferguson: director BRUCKNER: Tota pulchra es, Maria • Aequale I, II • Zwei Totenlieder I, II • Ave Maria • Afferentur regi • Christus factus est • Ecce sacerdos • Virga Jesse • Locus iste • Pange lingua • Iam lucis orto sidere dignare • Libera Me • Vexilla regis • Os justi • Inveni David Following their highly acclaimed recording of the 16th-century John Taverner, Duncan Ferguson and his Edinburgh choir turn their attention to one of the 19th century’s compositional giants. This sequence of motets—among them several little-known gems—is a testament to Bruckner’s profound Catholic faith, and these performances blaze with fire and fervor in the vast cathedral’s icy acoustic.

Cat # DPH 34071 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Wilde plays Beethoven David Wilde: piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53 “Waldstein” • Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “The Tempest” • Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110 Fifty years after his victory in the International Liszt-Bartók Piano Competition, David Wilde’s masterful interpretations are the fruit of a lifetime’s experience of studying and performing these towering masterpieces. Cat # DPH 34090 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Royal Philharmonic Masterworks

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra James Lockhart: conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 • Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphonies 2 & 8

James Lockhart, born in Edinburgh, began his professional conducting career as assistant to Nicolai Maiko with the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and later became assistant conductor of the BBC Scottish Orchestra. Following a period in continental opera houses, he was on the music staff of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Sadlers Wells Opera. Later, as a member of the conducting staff at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he was awarded the Solti Scholarship for the most promising young British musician. His first major appointment was in 1968 as the Music Director of the emergent Welsh National Opera, and during his five years there he set the company on the road to international recognition. There followed another prestigious appointment as Generalmusikdirektor of the Staatstheater Kassel, where he became the first British conductor to hold such a position in a German opera house. He has toured in Canada with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, and in the US he has conducted the San Diego Opera and English National Opera during their historic visit to the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Jonathan Carney: violin, conductor BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Jonathan Carney comes from a unique musical family background. As all six members of his family graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, music was a constant influence from an early age. After leaving Juilliard, where he studied from the age of eight with Christine Dethier and Ivan Galamian, Jonathan moved to England on a Leverhulme Fellowship Award and continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in London. Before being appointed Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he toured the Americas and the Far East as a leader and soloist with orchestras from Europe and North America. Jonathan has been the concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2002.

J.S. BACH

Toccata and Fugue Cat # RPM 28900 Price Code: K (SRP $5.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Release Date: June 14, 2011

Royal Philharmonic Masterworks

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Ronan O’Hora: piano DEBUSSY: Arabesque No. 1 • Arabesque No. 2 • Clair de Lune • Passepied • Rêverie • Hommage á Rameau • Voiles • Les sons et les parfums tourent dans l’air du soir • La fille aux cheveux de lin • La cathédrale engloutie • Minstrels • The Little Shepherd • Golliwogg’s Cakewalk • L’Isle Joyeuse Born in Manchester in 1964, Ronan O’Hora studied with Professor Ryszard Bakst at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he won several awards, including the Dayas Gold Medal and the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In 1985, he won the Stefania Nickrasz Prize, awarded every five years to an outstanding exponent of Chopin. While still at college he received invitations to appear with many leading orchestras, including the Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony, Ulster, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, and has since returned regularly to all of these orchestras. Ronan O’Hora is firmly established as one of Britain’s leading pianists. He has performed extensively in every major country in Europe and in the US, Canada, and South Africa performing with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra.

Claude DEBUSSY Piano Works

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Mariaclara Monetti: piano Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Ivor Bolton: conductor MOZART: Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466 • Piano Concerto in B-Flat Major, K. 595 Ivor Bolton was educated at Clare College and the Royal College of Music, followed by a year at the National Opera Studio, which coincided with his appointment as conductor of the Schola Cantorum of Oxford. He served as the Chief Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and is long established as one of Britain’s most active and versatile conductors, both in opera and concert. In addition to his post as the Chief Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bolton served as the Music Director of English and Glyndebourne Touring Opera companies. Following a performance of Cosi Fan Tutte at the Aldeburgh Festival, his performance was described by The Times as having “a quality and standard of truly Mozartian musical understanding; Ivor Bolton conducted with both eloquence and authority.” Mariaclara Monetti studied piano with Sandro Fuga in Turin and subsequently graduated from Benedetto Marcello in Venice. She was awarded the Gold Medal in the Viotti International Competition, and has participated in a number of other competitions with similar success. As both a recitalist and soloist with leading orchestras, she has a busy career performing throughout Europe. She has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and given a recital at the Purcell Room, both greeted with much critical acclaim.

W.A. MOZART

Piano Concertos 20 & 27 Cat # RPM 28660 Price Code: K (SRP $5.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Tactus

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Marco Enrico

Complete Organ Works Vol. 5 Andrea Macinanti: organ BOSSI: Prima Sonata, Op. 60 • Scherzo in F, Op. 49, No. 1 • Scherzo in G minor, Op. 49, No. 2 • Impromptu à la Chopin, Op. 49, No. 3 • Inno Trionfale, Op. 53 • Seconda Sonata, Op. 71 • Terza Sonata (fragment) • Theme & Variations, Op. 115 Fifth volume of the Bossi complete organ works series.

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Richard WAGNER

Organ Transcriptions by Edwin Henry Lemare Giulio Mercati: organ WAGNER (arr. Lemare): Tristan und Isolde Prelude • Tannhäuser: Song to the Evening Star • Lohengrin Prelude • Tannhäuser: Elizabeth’s Prayer • Parsifal: Good Friday Spell • Die Meistersinger: Prelude to Act I

Cat # TCT 812301 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25

With this release Tactus launches a new series in cooperation with the Loreto Study Center, which will add to its large and prestigious organ music catalog. For this first volume Tactus moves beyond Italian composers to present a series of great Wagnerian pages arranged for the organ by British organist Edwin Lemare (1866–1934).

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Orlando DI LASSO

Cantiones Duarum Vocum Paolo Tognon, Claudio Verh: Renaissance dulcians DI LASSO: Cantiones Duarum Vocum World premiere recording of Cantiones duarum vocum, published in Munich, 1577 and including 24 works written by Lasso during his stay at the court of duke Albert V of Bavaria. The work is performed by two high-level soloists engaged in the rediscovery of forgotten treasures from the Renaissance and Baroque period. Cat # TCT 530301 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 25 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT World Premiere Recording

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Stradivarius

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Cat # STV 57912 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 38

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Andrea PADOVA

Antonio Carlos JOBIM

Andrea Padova: piano

Mario Marzi: saxophone/Federico Sanesi, Trilok Gurtu: tabla, percussion/Simone Zanchini: accordion/Arkè String Quartet

ArancioLimoneMandarino

East Travel

PADOVA: Il cielo è bianco • ArancioLimoneMandarino • Un sole nero • Pizzica tarantata • Verso leuca • Marisa (a Gino Paoli) • La Merica • Non parlarmi d’amore a Baltimora • Porto Selvaggio (a Renata Fonte) • La pianura di rame • Mentre dirano un film (a Ferzan Özpetek) • Senza tempo • SANGIORGI: Solo per te On the third release by Italian pianist and composer Andrea Padova, he performs his own piano solo compositions.

JOBIM: How insensitive • Cancao de amor • Wave • Por causa de voce • A felicidade • Song for the sabia • Corcovado • Triste • Look to the sky • Chega de saudade • The girl from Ipanema • One note samba • Samba de aviao • Desafinado • Meditation • Water to drink • Waters of March • Jazz ‘n’ samba A fascinating voyage dedicated to A. C. Jobim, the “poet of music” who was among the first to create a universal musical language starting from his own tradition.

Cat # STV 33882 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30

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John CAGE

Giovanni BOTTESINI

Marco Fusi: violin

Enrico Fagone: double bass/Walter Zagato: violin/Corrado Giuffredi: clarinet/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana/ Christoph-Mathias Mueller: conductor

Freeman Etudes Books 1 & 2

CAGE: Freeman Etudes Books 1 & 2 The first cycle of the collection of Freeman Etudes on this CD represents the latest of many Cyclopean projects, calibrated by Cage with a well-known micro-structural meticulousness.

Duets

BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor • Duetto • Gran Duo Concertante • Passione Amorosa A new CD from the greatest double bassist in the world, described as “the Paganini of the double bass.”

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Passacaille

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Francesco FEO

Georg Philipp TELEMANN

Francesco Feo’s masterwork presented by La Divina Armonia directed by Lorenzo Ghielmi. Booklet features beautiful photographs of the Sacro Monte di Varese, an impressive baroque monument.

Concertos for oboe by Georg Philipp Telemann, performed by Il Fondamento with conductor & soloist Paul Dombrecht.

St. John Passion

Oboe & Oboe d’amore Concerto

Cat # PAS 945 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Hans NEUSIDLER

Georg Nigl

Master lutenist Bart Roose is one of the world’s great musicians, specializing in this repertoire. He plays on a modern six-course lute, a copy of an instrument housed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum dating from 1520.

Georg Nigl, former soprano soloist for the Vienna Boys’ Choir, is internationally renowned as a specialist in early music and a highly proficient interpreter of contemporary music.

Ein newgeordent kunstlich lautenbuch

Guerra Amorosa

Cat # PAS 903 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Karl Friedrich ABEL

Tasto Solo

Includes works by Karl Friedrich Abel, performed by the Il Fondamento Ensemble conducted by Paul Dombrecht.

The unique mission of this quartet is to perform music written for the keyboards of the Middle Ages on exact replicas of the Medieval clavisimbalum, organetto, and Gothic organ.

Overtures & Sinfonias

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Meyster ob allen Meystern


Release Date: June 14, 2011

Opera Australia

W.A. MOZART

The Marriage of Figaro CD Cat # EPC 56003 Price Code: 2Q (SRP $31.99) Number of Discs: 3 Box Set; Box Lot 10 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Taryn Fiebig, Peter Coleman-Wright, Rachelle Durkin: vocal soloists Opera Australia Chorus Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra Patrick Summers: conductor MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) (complete opera) “Stellar cast … from the first bars of the overture you know you are in for a good time.” — The Daily Telegraph “A marriage of distinction. An energetic, fresh-voiced cast … Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Taryn Feibig were a vivacious, appealing pairing as Figaro and Susanna, vocally strong and agile.” — The Australian Charming, lighthearted, and fizzing with subversive wit, Neil Armfield’s sparkling production masterfully captures Mozart’s most popular comedic opera. In this classic performance, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, Patrick Summers conducts an energetic and fresh-voiced cast headed by Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Taryn Feibig, who make a vivacious, appealing pairing as Figaro and Susanna.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD & BLU-RAY The Marriage of Figaro DVD Cat # EPC 56001 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 Amaray; Box Lot 25 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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Opera Australia

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Gaetano DONIZETTI Lucia di Lammermoor

Joan Sutherland, Richard Greager, Malcolm Donnelly, Clifford Grant: vocal soloists/Sydney Opera House Orchestra & Chorus/Richard Bonynge: conductor DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (complete opera)

Cat # EPC 56005 Price Code: 2L (SRP $23.99) Number of Discs: 2 Double Slimline; Box Lot 25

Dame Joan Sutherland triumphs in one of her most famous roles, as the tragic Lucia di Lammermoor in Gaetano Donizetti’s classic tour de force of murder, madness, and lost love. Bringing memorable life to the heroine who murders her bridegroom on her wedding night, La Stupenda sings with effortless beauty throughout the dazzling score, while Richard Bonynge’s Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra and the Australian Opera Chorus create the musical driving force behind the onstage drama.

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Gaetano DONIZETTI Lucrezia Borgia

Joan Sutherland, Robert Allman, Margreta Elkins, Ron Stevens, Graeme Ewer: vocal soloists/ Sydney Opera House Chorus & Orchestra/Richard Bonynge: conductor DONIZETTI: Lucrezia Borgia (complete opera)

Cat # EPC 56006 Price Code: 2L (SRP $23.99) Number of Discs: 2 Double Slimline; Box Lot 25

Dame Joan Sutherland vividly brings to life the title role of Lucrezia Borgia in Donizetti’s powerful and lyrical opera set in dark, decadent Renaissance Italy. From the prologue’s Com’ e Bello through to her gripping final scene of intense anguish and melodrama, Sutherland displays exquisite vocal mastery while thrilling musical balance is provided by Robert Allman as Lucrezia’s husband, the Duke of Ferrara. Conductor Richard Bonynge draws dramatic and stylish playing from the Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra and the Australia Opera Chorus.

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Giacomo MEYERBEER Les Huguenots

Joan Sutherland, Clifford Grant, Amanda Thane, Suzanne Johnston, Anson Austin: vocal soloists/Sydney Opera House Chorus & Orchestra/Richard Bonynge: conductor MEYERBEER: Les Huguenots (complete opera)

Cat # EPC 56007 Price Code: 2Q (SRP $31.99) Number of Discs: 3 Box Set; Box Lot 10 U.S. ORDERS ONLY

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After dominating the international opera stage for more than 30 years, Dame Joan Sutherland takes a final bow in her stunning farewell performance of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer’s grand French opera. Now regarded as one of the most memorable nights in Australia’s musical history, Sutherland’s formidable vocal skill is on full display throughout the demanding score, while conductor Richard Bonynge inspires orchestral brilliance at every turn.


Release Date: June 14, 2011

Opera d’Oro

Pietro MASCAGNI Cavelleria Rusticana Cat # OPD 7083 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Franco Corelli, Giulietta Simionato, Giangiacomo Guelfi.: vocal soloists La Scala Orchestra and Chorus Gianandrea Gavazzeni: conductor MASCAGNI: Cavalleria rusticana (complete opera) “They’re not making ‘em like this anymore … the evening is on fire, with every musical moment vital, the choruses in place, the general tone one of superb melodrama, with voices utterly at the service of this opera … this is most certainly the best ‘Cav’ on the market.” — Robert Levine, ClassicsToday Live 1963 performance from La Scala, Milan, in excellent sound.

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