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may 2015 Release Date: May 12, 2015 A division of Allegro Media Group

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Hannes Minnaar Jan Willem de Vriend Netherlands Symphony Orchestra Beethoven Complete Piano Concertos Vol. 1

Piano Concertos 4 & 5

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Magpie records

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British song-based label Magpie Records is managed by Chris BoothJones and Igor Kenneway, two musicians who bring a breadth of experience from the world of international opera, interpreting song cycles with a true sense of theatre and offering a fresh artistic sensitivity to the distilled genre of English song. Magpie Records comes to Allegro Classical via Launch Music International.

HUSH music foundation

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The HUSH Collection was started in 2003 by Dr. Catherine Crock, a physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne in response to the needs of her young patients and their families. Catherine, herself a mother of five, recognized the benefits of music in the alienating environment of the hospital. She teamed up with some of Australia’s leading professional musicians, who volunteered their time to create a collection of unique CDs to help calm and relax children and their parents during medical procedures. HUSH Music Foundation comes to Allegro Classical via Launch Music International Ltd.

Continuum RECORDS

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Australian-based Continuum Records presents the best of clarinet and piano instrumental and chamber music, with a contemporary bias. Celebrated artists and composers on the label include the late John McCabe, Murray Khouri, Trevor Hold, Peter Jacobs, and Roger Smalley. Continuum comes to Allegro Classical via Launch Music International Ltd. US SALES P: (800) 288–2007 Damon Sgobbo, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing damon.sgobbo@allegromediagroup.com Bobbi Lee, Account Manager bobbi.lee@allegromediagroup.com Virginia Papaia, Account Manager virginia.papaia@allegromediagroup.com Mike Marshall, Director of Special Markets Sales mike.marshall@allegromediagroup.com Garrett Davenport, Inside Sales garrett.davenport@allegromediagroup.com Bobby Ringkjob, Inside Sales roberta.ringkjob@allegromediagroup.com Lori Bowman, Inside Sales lori@newsoundmusic.com

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Challenge Classics

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Piano Concertos 4 & 5 [Hybrid SACD] CD: CHR SACD 72672 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT 6 d

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Hannes Minnaar: piano Netherlands Symphony Orchestra Jan Willem de Vriend: conductor BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor Concerto” “The young Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar, a 2010 finalist in the Queen Elisabeth music competition in Brussels, has a maturity and purity to his playing which places him firmly in the tradition of Alfred Brendel … his musical intelligence sings out.” — The Guardian The first volume of an exciting new set of Beethoven’s Complete Piano Concertos features an intriguing match: rising star pianist Hannes Minnaar, and experienced Baroque conductor Jan Willem de Vriend. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system. Previously released Hannes Minnaar Bach Inspirations CD: CBA 38 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Georg Philipp TELEMANN

Les Nations: Overtures & Oboe Concertos CD: CHR 72669 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card Jewel, Box Lot 22 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT 6 d

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Bach Concentus Vinciane Baudhuin: oboe Ewald Demeyere: conductor TELEMANN: Overture des Nations anciens et modernes in G major, TWV 55: G4 • Oboe Concerto in C minor, TWV 51: C2 • Overture La Gaillarde in D major, TWV 55: D13 • Oboe Concerto in C minor TWV 51: C1 • Völker-Overture in B flat major, TWV 55: B5 “The Bach Concentus, under veteran historical-instrument conductor Ewald Demeyere, accomplishes crisp, precise readings.” — All Music Guide An ideal introduction to Telemann’s orchestral music, the Oboe Concertos and Orchestral Suites are the most meaningful part of the composer’s orchestral output. This is the first release on Challenge Classics by the well-established Bach Concentus ensemble.

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GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Les Nations - Overtures & Oboe Concertos Georg Philipp Telemann, although he was considered in his day to be the greatest German composer, is today still in the shadow of his friend and colleague Johann Sebastian Bach. His output, by virtue of its immense size, is often said today to be superficial. I wish, through the works chosen for this CD, to prove how Telemann, despite being so prolific, aimed to produce a work of quality in all circumstances, and, moreover, to obtain proof, musically, of an outstanding humorous talent, even bordering on the scabrous.

Although Telemann is known to have composed around 125 concertos for between one and four soloists, he himself admitted that works of this genre “have never really come straight from the heart. ... At the least, this is true: that mostly they have a whiff of France. It may well be that Nature herein wished to deny me something, since we cannot all be able to do everything, but there is probably at least one other reason, namely that most of the concertos I have encountered contained numerous difficulties and crooked leaps, but little harmony and even poorer melody. The former I hated, for they were uncomfortable for my hand and bow, and the latter qualities, to which my ear had become accustomed through French music, were so clearly lacking, that I could neither love nor wish to imitate.” (Autobiography, 1718) Telemann’s unfavourable opinion of concertos did not, however, result in compositions that lacked taste, on the contrary. It might well be precisely because he was not caught up in the Vivaldian rage of the time that his concertos stand out as original compositions among the pseudo-Italian scores of many of his German contemporaries, a fact well illustrated by his two solo concertos for oboe, strings and basso continuo in C minor, probably composed between 1708 and 1712. Both concertos are made up of four movements (slow-fast-slow-fast), using a free pattern of spontaneous exchanges between soloist and orchestra, rather than the habitual sequence of alternating orchestral ritornellos and solo episodes.

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Unlike the concerto, the orchestral suite was a genre that Telemann fully embraced. He wrote between 125 and 135 orchestral suites. Although it is, in most cases, impossible to date the concertos, we know that Telemann composed them between 1705 (the year in which, according to his own records, he started writing orchestral suites) and 1765 (date of one autograph), which means that they span his entire career. Telemann played an important role in popularizing the French-style suite. In Jean-Baptiste Lully and his contemporaries, Telemann found models whose work appealed to him for reasons of character, structure and non-musical themes (i.e. musical illustrations of a series of nationalities, including the ‘nationality’ of horses, both lame and running!), as will become apparent from the three suites on this disc. In short, this disc intends to show how Telemann deploys, to his heart’s content, an entire wardrobe-full of different (dance) costumes for his playful encounters with (other) nations, yet he never stoops to tackiness. It is this gift that sets him apart from his contemporaries and makes him such a fascinating figure among the protagonists who shaped the landscape of our musical history. Ewald Demeyere & Bruno Forment


Challenge Classics Jörg Dürmüller, Ekkehard Abele, Cornelia Samuelis: vocal soloists Bogna Bartosz, Paul Agnew, Klaus Mertens: vocal soloists Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir Boys Choir of Sacraments-Church Breda Ton Koopman: conductor J.S. BACH: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 The outstanding series of Bach cantatas by Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque was crowned by their definitive recording of Bach’s greatest choral work, the Passion According to St. Matthew. This new issue, which replaces the previously available set (CHR 72232, 608917223224), once again offers a spectacular reading of this magnificent work.

J.S. BACH

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Cobra Records Maria Milstein: violin Hanna Shybayeva: piano POULENC: Sonata for violin and piano • JANÁCˇ EK: Sonata for violin and piano, JW VII/7 • PROKOFIEV: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano in F minor, Op. 80 Violinist Maria Milstein and pianist Hanna Shybayeva have been playing as a duo since 2013. This release, their debut CD together, features a number of works composed during times of war. The three Sonatas struck both Hanna and Maria with their powerful messages, which remain equally relevant today. For each of these composers, artistic creation provided an outlet for expression and communication in oppressive times. Their expressions of distress are very personal, ranging from direct, descriptive depictions of the atrocities of war to nostalgic recollections and alternative realities.

Maria Milstein

Sounds of War: Poulenc, Janácˇek & Prokofiev CD: CBA 45 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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AVIE Records

Antonio Meneses

Capriccioso: Works for Solo Cello CD: AVR 2328 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT 8 d

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Antonio Meneses: cello DUPORT: Etude No. 7 • Etude No. 8 • PIATTI: 12 Caprices • Capriccio sopra un tema della Niobe Di Pacini, Op. 22 • POPPER: Etude No. 29 “Commanding Brazilian virtuoso Antonio Meneses surmounts every hurdle with ease.” — Gramophone Cello virtuosity reigns on Capriccioso, the new album by Grammy®-nominated Antonio Meneses, one of today’s most esteemed cellists. He harks back to his predecessors, a quartet of European cellists who composed dazzling works for their own instrument. At the heart of the album are 12 Caprices by 19th-century Italian cellist Carlo Alfredo Piatti, as well as his Caprice on a Theme from Pacini’s “Niobe.” Antonio adds David Popper’s Etude No. 29, and bookends the album with etudes by the French brothers Jean-Louis and Jean-Pierre Duport. Advertising in Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Strings, and The Strad. Priority for Review & Airplay at classical outlets, and specialty media such as Strings. E-Blast to AVIE mailing list (c. 6,000). Previously released J.S. BACH The 6 Cello Suites CD: AVR 52 Price Code: 2L (SRP $23.99) Number of Discs: 2 8 d

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Martha Argerich

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Martha Argerich: piano CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 • Nocturne in E flat major Op. 55, No. 2 • Etude in A flat major Op. 10, No. 10 • Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60 • Etude in C major Op. 10, No. 1 • Etude in C sharp minor Op. 10, No. 4 • 6 Preludes Op. 28, Nos. 19–24 • Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 • Nocturne in C minor Op. 15, No. 1 • Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 • Etude in C major Op. 10, No. 1 “Perhaps the most lionized soloist on the current circuit … both an impulsive player who sent sparks from the piano, and a marvelous lyricist who shaped a melodic phrase with utmost suppleness and a tone so luminous it all but glowed in the dark.” — LA Times (live performance review, February 2015) Martha Argerich is one of the most respected and popular classical artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This fourth volume in DOREMI’s series devoted to the pianist includes previously unreleased tracks from over 50 years ago, with most items coming from the 1965 Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Previously released Martha Argerich Martha Argerich Vol. 1 CD: DHR 8024 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 0 d

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Resonus Classics

J.S. BACH Motets

CD: RSN 10152 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys John Scott: conductor J.S. BACH: Komm, Jesu Komm, BWV 229 • Singet dem Herrn ein neuses Lied, BWV 225 • Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV 159 • Der Geist hilft, BWV 226 • Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 • Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228 • Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 “On the evidence of this recording, the New Yorkers can hold their own with their better-known European counterparts in precision and beauty of sound.” — Fanfare Based at Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in New York, the world renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys — and their acclaimed director John Scott — offer a new recording of Bach’s Motets. The choir is considered by major critics to be the outstanding choral ensemble of the Anglican musical tradition in the U.S. today, and one of the finest in the world. Besides offering a full concert series each year, the choir of 16 men and three dozen boys sings at five weekly principal worship services, preparing an astounding 400 pieces of sacred music a year. This album marks the first release in an ongoing relationship with Resonus Classics over the next few years. Media Mailings to music magazines, national media, radio, and broadcast outlets. Extensive Social Media Campaign including sponsored Facebook posts. Release Concert in New York, to which key critics and journalists will be invited. Advertising in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.

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Resonus Classics Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Shakespeare Sonnets

Ashley Riches: baritone/Emma Abbate: piano CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: 23 Sonnets

CD: RSN 10141 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

Former Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist baritone Ashley Riches, with rising star pianist Emma Abbate, performs a ravishing selection of previously unrecorded Shakespeare Sonnets by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Composed after his migration to the U.S. in 1939, these songs contain both the wistful atmosphere and his obvious warmth for his native Florence, as well as his lifelong obsession with William Shakespeare. Making his solo album debut with this album, Ashley Riches wonderfully captures the mood of each of Shakespeare’s masterpieces in miniature.

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Concentus VII

Et in Arcadia ego: Italian Cantatas & Sonatas Concentus VII/Emily Atkinson: soprano /Louise Strickland: recorder/Belinda Paul: oboe, recorder/Amélie Addison: cello/Martin Knizia: harpsichord HANDEL: Mi palpita il cor, HWV 132a • Pensieri notturni di Filli (Nel dolce dell’oblio), HWV 134 • Sonata for Oboe, HWV 357 • SCARLATTI: Filli tu sai s’io t’amo • Bella s’io t’amo • MANCINI: Sonata No. 1 in D minor • LOTTI: Ti sento, O Dio bendato

CD: RSN 10142 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

Baroque ensemble Concentus VII make their Resonus Classics debut with an album of Italian cantatas and sonatas by composers including Handel, A. Scarlatti, Lotti, and Mancini. Entitled Et in Arcadia ego, the album explores the work of the Italian society called the Academy of Arcadia, established in 1690 in memory of the great patron of the arts, Queen Christina of Sweden, who moved to Rome after abdicating her throne in 1654.

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Stephen Farr

The Virtuoso Organist: Tudor & Jacobean Masterworks Stephen Farr: organ/Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge/ David Skinner: conductor BYRD: A Voluntarie for my ladye nevell • BULL: Galliard • In nomine • Coranto Joyeuse • ANONYMOUS: Bina caelestis II • Magnificat • TALLIS: Ecce tempus idoneum • TOMKINS: Offertory • BLITHEMAN: Gloria tibi Trinitas [I] • Gloria tibi Trinitas [IV] • GIBBONS: Fantasia • BYRD: A Fancie

CD: RSN 10143 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

Acclaimed organist Stephen Farr returns with an album of organ masterworks from the Tudor and Jacobean eras, performed on the new Taylor & Boody Organ (Opus 66) of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Installed in 2013, this single manual, mechanical action instrument features seven stops and was specifically designed to accompany and perform music from the English Renaissance. Farr is joined by the Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College directed by David Skinner.

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Resonus Classics Lennox BERKELEY Chamber Works

Berkeley Ensemble/Sophie Mather, Julia Loucks: violins/Dan Shilladay: viola/Gemma Wareham: cello/Lachlan Radford: double bass/John Slack: clarinet/Andrew Watson: bassoon/Paul Cott: horn/Sarah Bennington: flute/Libby Burgess: piano BERKELEY: Piece for flute, clarinet and bassoon • Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet, Op. 47 • In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky (premiere) • Introduction and Allegro for double bass and piano (premiere) • String Trio • Three Pieces for Viola (premiere) • Sonatine for clarinet and piano (premiere) CD: RSN 10149 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

Following their acclaimed debut on Resonus Classics, the Berkeley Ensemble release a compilation of works by the 20th-century British composer Lennox Berkeley, one of the two composers (father and son, Lennox and Michael) that give the group its name. Containing a number of world premiere recordings, the album showcases the huge variety of the different chamber combinations used by Lennox.

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Jacques-François GALLAY

Songs of Love, War and Melancholy Lucy Crowe: soprano/Anneke Scott: natural horn/Steven Devine: piano GALLAY: Fantaisie brillante sur l’opéra Les Martyrs de Donizetti, Op. 49 • Fantaisie sur une cavatine de Belisario de Donizetti, Op. 42 • “Fuis, laisse-moi” de Roberto Devereux de Donizetti • Fantasia sopra un motivo dell’opera Bianca e Fernando di Bellini, Op. 47/2 • Troisième Mélodie sur une cavatine de La Sonnambula de Bellini, Op. 28 • “Une Larme Furtive” de L’Elisir d’amore de Donizetti • Fantaisie sur l’opéra L’Elisir d’amore de Donizetti, Op. 46 • Fantaisie brillante sur un motif de Norma de Bellini, Op. 40 • ’L’Appel du Chasseur’ des Soirées Italiennes de Mercadante CD: RSN 10153 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

For the latest disc in her survey of the music of French composer and horn player JacquesFrançois Gallay, natural hornist Anneke Scott is joined by soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Steven Devine.

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Georg Philipp TELEMANN

The Saxon Alternative: Music for Wind Band Syrinx Ensemble/Belinda Paul: baroque oboe/Ann Allen: baroque oboe/Hanna Geisel: baroque oboe/Anneke Scott: natural horn/Kate Goldsmith: natural horn/Sally Holman: baroque bassoon/ Inga Maria Klaucke: baroque bassoon/Dan Tidhar: harpsichord TELEMANN: Overture in F, TWV 44:14 • Les Paysans • Overture in C minor, TWV 55:C3 • Concerto a 5 in D, TWV 44:2 • Overture in B Flat, TWV 55:B3 • Overture in F, TWV 44:7

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Consisting of some of the leading early music wind specialists of their generation, period ensemble Syrinx present their first commercial release with a selection of music for wind band by Georg Philipp Telemann. The composer’s wind music reveals a fascinating mix of styles: perfectly balanced baroque dances and full-blown orchestral overtures rub shoulders with the rustic miniature of Les Paysans and the gentle snoring of muted double-reeds in Le Someil.

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SOMM Recordings

Sergei RACHMANINOV The Complete Preludes CD: SMM 143 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT 7 d

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Leon McCawley: piano RACHMANINOV: Prelude Op. 3, No. 2 in C sharp minor • Preludes, Op. 23 • Preludes, Op. 32 “It is difficult to know whether McCawley’s refined piano playing, his natural yet cultivated musicality, or his boundless imagination warrant the greater praise. You must hear the recording but be warned, you may never want to hear another pianist play Op. 118.” — International Record Review (SMM 116) “Leon McCawley’s reading of Barber’s solo piano works is a superb collection, admirably and intelligently delivered. McCawley delivers everything magnificently.” — Gramophone Critics’ Choice (SMM 108) English pianist Leon McCawley leapt into prominence at the age of nineteen, when he won both First Prize in the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna, and Second Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition. He has led a glittering career that includes recitals all over Europe, at Lincoln Center in New York, and appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra as well as several appearances at the BBC Proms. He has worked with Gatti, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, and Simon Rattle, among many others. On this, his fifth disc for SOMM, the pianist turns to Rachmaninov’s Complete Preludes.

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Allegro Classical Welcomes Magpie Records Chris Booth-Jones: baritone Igor Kennaway: piano WILLIAMS: The Vagabond • Let Beauty Awake • The Roadside Fire • Youth and Love • In Dreams • The Infinite Shining Heavens • Whither must I Wander • Bright is the Ring of Words • I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope • BUTTERWORTH: Loveliest of Trees • When I was Oneand-twenty • Look Not in my Eyes • Think no more Lad • The Lads in Their Hundreds • Is My Team Ploughing • MOERAN: When Smoke Stood up from Ludlow • Farewell to Barn and Stack and Tree • Say, Lad, Have you Things to do • The Lads in their Hundreds • FINZI: Come Away, Come Away, Death • Who is Sylvia • Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun • O Mistress Mine • It was Lover and His Lass

Chris Booth-Jones

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This is a collection of some of the most beautiful English songs written in the 20th century, in which the poets and composers express internal journeys of a wide emotional range, from youthful love and its erotic pleasures to the stoic wisdom of advanced years, reflecting on the passing of time and death itself. These four composers knew each other, sharing a love of English folk songs that they collected throughout the land, preserving and absorbing the oral tradition before this heritage was lost. In addition to the famous Butterworth settings of Housman’s poems, this disc also includes the rarely performed “Ludlow Town” by E.J. Moeran. This recording unites two musicians who bring a breadth of experience from the world of international opera, interpreting these cycles with a true sense of theatre and bringing a fresh artistic sensitivity to the distilled genre of English song.

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IBS Classical Alberto Urroz: piano ALLÚ: Fantasia dramatica sobre motivos de Beatrice di Tenda de Bellini • ALBÉNIZ: Suite Iberia Almeria • Suite Iberia El Albaicin • GRANADOS: Goyescas El amor y la muerte: Balada • MOMPOU: Charmes • DE FALLA: Fantasia Baetica The six works selected by Alberto Urroz for this recording comprise some of the finest Spanish contributions to the universal piano literature. All were composed in a period of seventy years (1851–1921), which proved to be key in the evolution of piano language from romanticism to modernity, a time when Spanish piano music constituted a reference for the romantic Spain dreamed of by writers and poets. Albéniz, Granados, and De Falla represent the culmination of this nationalist and evocative piano, its roots sunk in the essence of popular Spanish music but recreated in a modern language of the greatest quality.

Alberto Urroz Spain Envisioned

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Allegro Classical Welcomes HUSH Music Foundation Andrea KELLER

HUSH Collection Vol. 8: A Castle for All Andrea Keller: piano/Claire Edwardes: percussion/Genevieve Lacey: recorder/Mtt McMahon: piano/Stephen Magnusson: guitar/Phil Slater: trumpet/Julien Wilson: saxophone KELLER: A castle for all • Oh charming harlequin • Flying horse • Beautiful columbine • Colourful fancy • Cradled in the peacock’s tail • Pierrot the clown • Hot air balloon • Hidden amongst the flowers • Peacock song • Cassander the strong • Epilogue

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Andrea Keller’s magical compositions bring the composer together with Genevieve Lacey, Claire Edwardes, Julien Wilson, Phil Slater, Matt McMahon, and Stephen Magnusson on a musical journey that will delight listeners of all ages.

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Tony GOULD

HUSH Collection Vol. 9 Tony Gould: piano/David Jones: percussion/Imogen Manins: cello/David Griffiths: clarinet GOULD: Is it spring yet • What colours do you like • Gentle conversations • Friendly • Look at the rainbow • Turn on the stars • But I’m not sleepy yet • Gentle • Beyond the sky • Follow the flowers • I can see the moon • It’s so peaceful here • The sun is awake • First thing in the morning

CD: LNH HSH 9 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30

Volume nine in the HUSH Collection is an uplifting work brimming with optimism, composed by distinguished Australian musician Tony Gould. This unique CD collection helps raise muchneeded funds to improve healthcare in children’s hospitals throughout Australia. This album marks the launch of the HUSH Music Foundation, the purpose of which is to produce music to reduce stress for those in need.

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra HUSH Collection Vol. 13

The HUSH project exists to create calming music that comforts children, parents, and staff in operating theatres, waiting areas, treatment rooms, and beyond. This unique collection is continually evolving, with some of Australia’s foremost musicians volunteering their time and talent. In addition, these CDs have been embraced by the wider community raising funds to improve healthcare in children’s hospitals throughout Australia.

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Summit Records Dez Cordas Craig Butterfield: double bass Matthew Slotkin: guitar WILDER: Suite for string bass and guitar • GOODWIN: Song and Dance Man • WALTERS: Of Gossamer Webs • CROWLEY: Pilgrimage • CAFFREY: La Belle et La Bête • ORFE: Waxwing • KRUISBRINK: Five Dances “Craig Butterfield is nothing short of magnificent … His tone is gorgeous, his intonation rock-solid, and his phrasing expressive and flexible.” — American Record Guide

Dez Cordas Pilgrimage: New Works for Guitar and Double Bass CD: SMT 657 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30

A brilliant, acclaimed double bassist presents a program of new works for the instrument! Matthew Slotkin is an acclaimed performer, teacher, and scholar, and has appeared in leading venues on six continents. His commitment to contemporary music has resulted in premieres of numerous works. Craig Butterfield is Associate Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina, where he directs one of the largest double bass programs in the Southeast. Promo Service to classical journals, independent writers, and reviewers. Online Marketing includes email awareness and social networking campaign. Advertising with American Record Guide.

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Tˆy Cerdd Elizabeth Donovan, Helen-Jane Howells, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers: vocal soloists Paul Carey Jones, Michael Douglas Jones, Karina Lucas: vocal soloists Richard Morris, Eamonn Mulhall: vocal soloists Parmela Attariwala: viola Wyn Davies: organ, piano, synthesizer Deian Rowlands: concert harp, lever harp Jose Zalba-Smith: flutes Paul Stoneman: percussion METCALF: Under Milk Wood (premiere) This new CD presents the first time that Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” has been used as a libretto. The cover artwork was provided by Sir Peter Blake, the famous pop artist who created the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

John METCALF Under Milk Wood

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Allegro Classical Welcomes Continuum Records Frederick DELIUS

Music for cello and piano Andrew Shulman: cello/Ian Brown: piano DELIUS: Cello Sonata • Romance • Creole Dance, from Koanga • Introduction • Serenade • Dance of the Daughters of Delight • Summer Night on the Water • DYSON: Prelude • Fantasy • Chaconne • The Wife of Bath • River Music

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Delius’ sonata, although falling into three sections, is seen as one continuous movement, with the third presenting an intensified and elaborate development of the first. His simplicity is dependent on the performer’s interpretation; however, he confessed that his music “does not sound well on the piano,” scoring in an unconventional way for the instrument.

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Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Life Studies

The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/The Bach Choir/The Philharmonia Orchestra MAW: Study I • Study II • Study III • Study IV/V • Study VI • Study VII/VIII • BENNETT: Spells Against Sorrow • Spell of Safekeeping • Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home • Spell of Sleep • Love Spell • Spell of Creation

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Maw’s use of 15 solo strings gives his pieces great diversity with regards to timbre, technique, and texture, in adjacency to the large array of chord types, contrasting the homogeneity of most serial music. Maw’s original Study I and Study II were combined into a single movement, creating space for his Study II featured on this CD, retaining the element of “open form” which ensembles of this scale relish.

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Paragon Ensemble

Paragon Premieres Vol. 2 Linda Ormiston: mezzo-soprano/Paragon Ensemble WILSON: Chamber Symphony • MCGUIRE: Songs of New Beginnings • All the Long Years • Me in my Life I Want More • How Long the Withered Pods • A Long Thin Scream • This Close to You I Can See Your Eyes • She Woke to Her Sepia World • Evening is Settling on the Park • NORRIS: Ballade • Fragments • Quasi Elegy • Obsessions • Being Haunted

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The patterns and developments of this piece are almost that of a spring becoming a stream, with the maturing of the harmonies turning the piece into a flowing river. The title of McGuire’s piece comes from Marianne Carey’s “Poems of New Beginnings,” which explores the pain and helplessness of a destructive relationship, with an eventual conclusion of hope.

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Allegro Classical Welcomes Continuum Records Murray Khouri Clarinet Lollipops

Murray Khouri: clarinet/Prague Metropolitan Orchestra GERSHWIN: Walking the Dog • Love Walked In • The Man I Love • Summertime • WEIL: Polly’s Leid • KREISLER: Caprice Viennois • Leibesleid • Liebesfreud • Schon Rosmarin • DEBUSSY: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair • Reverie • La Plus que Lente • La Petite Negre • GODDARD: Berceuse de Joyceln • GREEN: Body and Soul • MCDONALD: Cuban Rondo • FARNON: Jumping Bean • TRADITIONAL: Muckl • JENKINS: Goodbye

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Murray Khouri’s performance of these 18 short pieces is dedicated to Reginald Kell, one of the great wind players of the 20th century who was, additionally, the only clarinetist to record a Light Music disk. Khouri himself has embraced a long and successful career as a soloist, record producer, broadcaster, and educator, having performed in 12 countries.

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Murray Khouri

Best of British Clarinet Vol. 2 Murray Khouri: clarinet/John McCabe: piano/Peter Pettinger: piano STANFORD: Allegro Moderato • Caoine • Allegretto Grazioso • HOWELLS: Con Moto • Allegro ritmico • BENJAMIN: Le Tombeau de Ravel

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All three composers featured on this CD taught composition at the Royal College of Music. Stanford’s Sonata, completed in late 1911, reflects his use of integrating qualities of Irish music into his German style, with the spacing between the two instruments creating a simple balance. Howells’ Sonata also shows diversity, with a focus on expression and an unsettling poetic nature. Benjamin’s elegant style is portrayed beautifully in his piece, with a subtle yet large range of musical color highlighting the character of his style.

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Roger SMALLEY Accord

Daniel Herscovitch: piano/Erzsebet Marosszeky: piano FORMOSA: Pour les vingt doigts • LUMSDAINE: Flights • SMALLEY: Accord Section Ia–Vb

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Formosa composed Pour les vingt doigts while studying in Rome in 1983, in order to perform the piece in Warsaw (which ultimately did not take place). A few years later, it was performed at Sydney Opera House. Flights’ simple imagery of a river and its wildlife uses structural metaphors to relate its events to the harmony used, with each piano reflecting the other. Smalley’s Accord is a continuous 43-minute piece falling into five larger sections, which are then each divided further into two unequal segments that seek to highlight different features of the same basic material.

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GIA Publications North Texas Wind Symphony Eugene Migliaro Corporon: conductor LINDROTH: Alarm Calls • DZUBAY: Nocturne • ALARCÓN: Duende • GOULD: Hymnal • BIEDENBENDER: Melodious Thunk • SPITTAL: Scherzo, Cat and Mouse • SCHWARZ: Above and Beyond • GEORGE: The Wild Goose (An Gé Fhiáin) GIA WindWorks series represents GIA Publications and Eugene Migliaro Corporon’s commitment to recording the very best in wind music! These audiophile quality recordings of these diverse offerings provide the very best models for these important works for bands. This collaboration creates exciting possibilities and allows their artistic output to stay focused on the continued mission: to provide first-class recordings that accentuate the comprehensiveness, depth, and value of the medium and its repertoire. Digital Marketing including website, Facebook, and Twitter (c. 20,000). Featured Release at trade shows, conferences, and conventions.

North Texas Wind Symphony Canvases

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North Texas Wind Symphony Eugene Migliaro Corporon: conductor NAVARRO: Downey Overture • GRANTHAM: Farewell to Gray • BOLCOM: Graceful Ghost Rag • GOTO: Ruffles Call from Afar • WAGNER: Huldigungsmarsch; PUCKETT: Avelynn’s Lullaby • WILLIAMS: Sonata Allegro • MÁRQUEZ: Dánzon No. 2 • MACKEY: The Frozen Cathedral GIA WindWorks series represents GIA Publications and Eugene Migliaro Corporon’s commitment to recording the very best in wind music! These audiophile quality recordings of these diverse offerings provide the very best models for these important works for bands. This collaboration creates exciting possibilities and allows their artistic output to stay focused on the continued mission: to provide first-class recordings that accentuate the comprehensiveness, depth, and value of the medium and its repertoire. Digital Marketing including website, Facebook, and Twitter (c. 20,000). Featured Release at trade shows, conferences, and conventions.

North Texas Wind Symphony Offerings

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LAWO Classics Georg Philipp TELEMANN

Totally Telemann: Music for Orchestra [Hybrid SACD] Barokkanerne/Kati Debretzeni: violin, leader/Alfredo Bernardini: oboe/Torun Kirby Torbo: flute/ Ingeborg Christophersen: recorder TELEMANN: Concerto in E minor for flute, violin, strings and basso continuo, TWV 52:E3 • Concerto in C minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo, TWV 51:C1 • La Bourse Suite in B flat major, TWV 55:B11 • Concerto in B flat major for violin, strings and basso continuo, TWV 51:B1 • Concerto in E minor for flute, recorder, strings and basso continuo, TWV 52:E1

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The Norwegian early music ensemble Barokkanerne offers a new CD on the LAWO Classics label devoted to the music of Georg Philipp Telemann, one of music history’s most productive composers! Leading the ensemble is Kati Debretzeni (concertmaster of Sir John Elliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists). PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

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W.A. MOZART

Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Arvid Engegard: conductor W.A. MOZART: Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra in C major, K. 299 • Sinfonia Concertante for four winds in E flat major, K. 297B

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In 1778, Mozart spent half a year in Paris accompanied by his mother, Anna Maria. Tragedy struck in the middle of the summer, when she died of fever. Both works on this album were composed during the first weeks after their arrival in the city. In a letter to his father dated April 7, 1778, Mozart wrote that he had composed a sinfonia concertante for Mannheim musicians visiting Paris, scored for flute, oboe, horn, and bassoon. The work on this recording is considered to be a revised copy of the score, with the flute replaced by a clarinet.

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Roy Henning Snyen Preludes for Guitar

Roy Henning Snyen: guitar MADSEN: 5 Preludes for guitar solo, Op. 76 • MARCUSSEN: 12 Preludes for guitar • SKJELBRED: 5 Preludes for guitar Roy Henning Snyen, one of Norway’s leading classical guitarists, has performed and recorded with many prominent musicians and singers. He has won a number of competitions and released the critically acclaimed recordings Koyunbaba and Outside-Inside, among others. This new CD, Preludes for Guitar, is his debut release on the LAWO label. CD: LAW 7 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Smekkleysa

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Hugi GUDMUNSSON

Hjalmar H. RAGNARSSON

Hamarahlid Choir/Georgia Browne: traverso/Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir: violin/Gudrun Hrund Hardardottir: viola/Hanna Loftsfottir: cello/Gudrun Oskarsdottir: harpsichord

Gudrun Johanna Olafsdottir: mezzo-soprano/Marta Hrafnsdottir: alto/Olafur Kjartan Sigurdarson: baritone/Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra

GUDMUNSSON: Hugsa jeg pad hvern einn dag • Handelusive • Slettuband • Intermezzo • Hvild • Intermezzo II • Syng, min sal • Handelusive • Dyr faedingin Dottins vors • Intermezzo III • Korall • Intermezzo IV • Klukka Islands • Handelusive • Skopun ogfaeding (premiere)

RAGNARSSON: Adagio for string sextet • Six Songs • Movement for string quartet • Vocalise

Calm of the Deep

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Four Intermezzi for Gamba are new compositions written for an old instrument (the viola da gamba). They were composed especially for this album, and are performed by Hanna Loftsdottir.

As an inherently expressive composer, strong colors and contrasts are a major part of Ragnarsson’s works, with little evidence of a dull moment. This CD contains compositional highlights between the years 1976–1998, when he found influence in Grimsson’s poertry, which fascinated Ragnarsson in his younger years.

Meridian Records

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Anna Hashimoto

Franz SCHUBERT

Anna Hashimoto: clarinet/Daniel King Smith: piano

Primrose Piano Quartet/Susanne Stanzeleit: violin/Robin Ireland: viola/Andrew Fuller: cello/John Thwaites: piano

A Touch of Anna

Piano Trio in B flat

ROSENBLATT: Carmen Fantasy • TARTINI: Devil’s Trill Sonata, arr. Hashimoto • J.S. BACH: Chromatic Fantasy in D minor BWV 903, arr. Hashimoto • Fugue in D minor BWV 903, arr. Hashimoto • SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata, arr. Hashimoto • BELLINI: Casta Diva, from Norma, arr. Hashimoto • BASSI: Concert Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto In celebration of 10 years since her Barbican debut with the English Chamber Orchestra, Anna Hashimoto decided to record this album featuring her current passions of arrangements of masterpieces using various-sized clarinets.

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SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in B flat, D. 898 • Sonata for piano and arpeggione in A minor, D. 821 • String Trio in B flat, D. 471 This disc is a feast of two of Schubert’s most popular chamber works, with the one-movement String Trio as a palate-cleansing sorbet in between, all performed by members of one of the UK’s most exciting ensembles, the Primrose Piano Quartet!


Regent Records Anne Page

Ave Maris Stella Anne Page: organ SCHEIDEMANN: Magnificat quinti toni • J.S. BACH: Prelude in G, BWV 568 • Gigue Fugue in G, BWV 577 • Choral Fantasia, BWV 1128 • MENDELSSOHN: Allegro in D minor/major • LIDDLE: English Organ Mass, Op. 6 (premiere) • BULL: Salve Regina • MASSINI: Ave maris stella (premiere) • PEETERS: Toccata, Fugue et Hymme sur ve maris stella, Op. 28 • BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat Primi Toni CD: REG 436 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT 8 d

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This program is constructed around works dedicated to the Virgin Mary, beginning and ending with extended settings for solo organ of the Magnificat, the Song of Mary. Other works by Bach and Mendelssohn show off the Baroque and Classical voices of the organ. The recording includes first recordings of works by David Apprahamiam Liddle and Ian de Massini — the latter a former Director of Music at the church — and the first recording by a British organist of Bach’s “Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 1128.”

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Choir of Bath Abbey Hymns from Bath Abbey

Marcus Sealy: organ/Choir of Bath Abbey GOSS: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven • PARRY: Dear Lord and Father of mankind • DARWALL: Ye holy angels bright • OLIVERS: Lo, he comes with clouds descending • PRAETORIUS: A great and mighty wonder • HANDEL: Brightest and best • SCHOLEFIELD: The day thou gavest • CHETHAM: Breathe on me, breath of God • STAINER: All for Jesus • MILLER: When I survey the wondrous cross • SOMERVELL: Praise to the Holiest in the height • SULLIVAN: Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven • and more CD: REG 445 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT 8 d

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Many of these hymns have exciting arrangements, including Richard Marlow’s extended arrangement of “A great and mighty wonder,” with its double descant; Parry’s original setting of “Dear Lord and father of mankind;” and an extended version of “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy” to Maurice Bevan’s incomparable tune, which has rapidly established itself as a classic hymn.

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David Humphreys

The English Cathedral Series Vol. 19: Peterborough Cathedral David Humphreys: organ PARRY: Fantasia and Fugue in G, Op. 188 • BULL: Salve Regina I • SCHUMANN: Study for the Pedal Piano Op. 56, No. 5 • REGER: Toccata in D minor and Fugue in D major Op. 59, Nos. 5 and 6 • BUXTEHUDE: Choral Fantasia on Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 • ELGAR: Sursum Corda, Op. 11 • W.A. MOZART: Fantasia in F minor, K. 608 • MOORE: Andante tranquillo • DUPRE: Final

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This recording is particularly significant, as it documents the sound of this great organ at its current high pitch (significantly above modern concert pitch), before the organ’s removal early in 2015 and the lowering of its pitch to the modern concert standard.

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Stradivarius Cristóbal HALFFTER Homo electricus

Gregorio García Karman: live electronics/ORCAM (Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid)/José Ramón Encinar: conductor HALFFTER: Líneas y puntos • Variaciones sobre la resonancia de un grito • Planto por las víctimas de la violencia

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Although Halffter’s electronic productions enjoyed international prestige, in Spain they continue to be little-known. The three compositions on this CD are extremely interesting, not only because they represent an important period for the composer, but also because they are without doubt among the works of greatest creative imagination for the way in which Halffter uses electro-acoustics.

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Daccapo Italian Harpsichord Duo The Bachs’ Court in Leipzig

Daccapo Italian Harpsichord Duo/Luigi Accardo: harpsichord/Enrico Bissolo: harpsichord KREBS: Concerto for two harpsichords clavicembali in A minor • J.S. BACH: Concerto for two harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061a • W.F. BACH: Duetto for two harpsichords in F major • J.C. BACH: Sonata for two harpsichords in G major

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Great composers between the Baroque and Classical periods had the chance to write important works in Leipzig, where music had a new impulse thanks to the Collegium Musicum directed by George Philip Telemann from 1701. On this new recording, we hear compositions for the peculiar duo of two harpsichords performed by the Daccapo Italian Harpsichord Duo of Luigi Accardo and Enrico Bissolo.

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Giacomo Susani

Plays Petrassi, J.S. Bach, Tansman & Weiss Giacomo Susani: guitar PETRASSI: Nunc • J.S. BACH: Preludio Fuga Allegro, BWV 998 • TANSMAN: Variations on a theme by Scriabin • Cavatina • WEISS: Tombeau sur la mort de M. comte de Logy From the introduction by Giacomo Susani: “Recording and ricordare (remembering): two terms, in two different languages, with two different meanings, which share a single etymological root. And this is precisely from whence comes the meaning of my first recording: a sort of ‘sound-stop’ while studying, researching, and working with my instrument.” CD: STV 37013 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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BNL Records Antoine Sebillotte and Jean-Paul Imbert Nos chères Escales: Music for Oboe & Organ Antoine Sebillotte: oboe/Jean-Paul Imbert: organ NOYON: Concertino Pastoral • DUBOIS: Cantilène nuptiale • Cantilène religieuse • In Paradis • KOECHLIN: Adagio à la blanche • IBERT: Le petit âne blanc • Escales • ALAIN: Trois mouvements • BARTHE: Le Berger • Idylle • Couvre few • SAINT-SAËNS: Romance • DEBUSSY: Le Petit Berger • Le Petit Nègre • FAURÉ: Berceuse • Après un rêve • LITAIZE: Diptyque • WIDOR: Andante Cantabile, arr. Imbert • PIERNÉ: Sérénade • BERVEILLER: Cadence • GUILMANT: Cantilène pastorale CD: BNL 112975 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

Antoine Sebillotte studied piano and oboe at the conservatory of Versailles, and obtained first prize in those disciplines. He was taught by Jean-Christophe Gayot, Alain Denis, Maurice Bourgue, and Thomas Indermühle. In 2007, he took responsibility for the music department of the French International School in the U.S.

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Massimo NOSETTI Works for Organ Omar Caputi: organ NOSETTI: Partita super “Lobt Gott” • Messa della Madona • Postludo festivo • Messa per i defunti • Elegy on an American Folk Tune • Processional • Messa di Natale • Ostern-Fanfare • Messa di Pascua • Exultemus!

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This new CD pays touching tribute to the memory of Massimo Nosetti, whose premature death occurred in November 2013. The choice of works represents the achievements of decades of work by Nosetti, a famous organist himself who enjoyed an international career. Through 27 volumes recorded with BNL & Syrius, Nosetti offered a comprehensive view regarding the Grand Organ’s literature.

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Jean-Paul Imbert

Transcriptions for organ Jean-Paul Imbert: organ WAGNER: Prélude de Tristan • La mort d’Isolde • HAYDN: The Seven Last Words of Christ • W.A. MOZART: Fantasie in A minor, K. 397 • RACHMANINOV: Prélude • Vocalise • SCRIABIN: Etude Op. 2, No. 1 • VERDI: Ave Maria • Marche d’Aïda • BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia • COCHEREAU: Symphonie en improvisation

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The organ, by its huge orchestral resources, is the ideal instrument for these sound adventures, and that of Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage in Cannes has all the necessary range in addition to its great technical possibilities. The organ is played here by Jean-Paul Imbert.

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Oboe Classics Jean FRANÇAIX Tres Françaix

Jeremy Polmear: oboe, English horn/Anthony Robb: flute /Sandra Skipper: flute, alto flute/ Christopher Hooker: oboe, English horn/Neyire Ashworth: clarinet, bass clarinet/and more FRANÇAIX: Variations sur un theme plaisant • Quatuor • Sixtuor • Elegie • L’Heure du Berger

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“Good humor is indispensable to the well-being of humanity.” So wrote Jean Françaix of his Quartet for English Horn & Strings, and all the music on this CD demonstrates his ability not just to entertain, but to lift the spirits! Like his models Ravel and Poulenc, Françaix was masterful in his writing for instruments, and his particular delight in writing for winds lasted the 60 years of his compositional life.

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Phaedra Joseph JONGEN

On the Wings of Winds 5 Beaufort Brussels Woodwind Quintet/Baudoin Giaux: flute/Bram Nolf: oboe/Jean-Michel Charlier: clarinet/Luc Loubry: bassoon/Ivo Hadermann: horn/Hans Ryckelynck: piano JONGEN: Rhapsodie, Op. 70 for woodwind quintet and piano • Lied for horn and piano • Méditation, Op. 21 for English horn and piano • Deux Pièces, Op. 98 • Danse lente, Op. 54 bis • Concerto, Op. 124 CD: PHA 92085 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30

In spite of Joseph Jongen’s admiration for Debussy and Ravel — their rich tone colors and daring harmonies strongly appealed to him — his musical style continued that of the school of César Franck. All of his compositions are suffused with warm, glowing intensity, alternately enthusiastic and meditative, reflective and exuberant, playful and tender, and always fascinating.

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Ar Ré-Sé J.S. BACH

Comme un air de passion… Juliette de Massy: soprano/Bogdan Nesterenko: concert accordion J.S. BACH: Komm, komm mein Herze steht dir offen • Ich folge dir • Toccata and Fugue in D minor • Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not • Erfüllet, ihr himmlischen, göttlichen Flammen • Ich will dir meine Herze schenken • Eilt, eilt ihr Stunden • Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen • Prelude and Fugue in E minor • Aus liebe will mein Heiland sterben • Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen • Liebster Gott, erbarme dich CD: ARR 2013 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Many twists and turns of life led to serendipitous encounters between Juliette de Massy and accordion player Bogdan Nesterenko, upon his arrival in France. The idea of bringing together these talented young musicians for the ambitious Comme un air de passions… project was the natural outcome. A commitment to dialogue and balance, to the accordion’s capacities and the musicians’ favorites, guided the design of this ambitius program.

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Syrius Louis VIERNE Works for Piano Jean Dubé: piano VIERNE: Suite Bourguignone, Op. 17 • Troisième Nocturne • Chanson pour Avril • Pièce for piano, Op. 49 • Douze Préludes, Op. 38

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Louis Vierne (October 1870 – June 1937) will go down to posterity mainly as an organist, although he could have made a name for himself in every domain with the sole exception of the theatre. Born nearly blind, in 1880 he heard Franck for the first time at St. Clotilde and was later accepted by him as a private pupil. While at the Institute for Young Blind Children, he studied piano, organ, and violin, which benefitted his chamber music production. It was during his 1750th concert, when he had just played “Tombstone for a Dead Child,” that he was struck down by a cardiac embolism in the organ loft of Notre Dame.

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Querstand Leipzig Horn Quartet

Romantic French Horn Quartets Leipzig Horn Quartet/Max Hilpert: horn/Tino Bölk: horn/Johannes Winkler: horn/Michael Gühne: horn HOMILIUS: Quartet in B flat major, Op. 38 • ROSSINI: Le Rendez-vous de chasse • RICHTER: Six Pieces • LÜTGEN: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 19 • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Notturno • GALLAY: Grand Quatuor, Op. 26

CD: QUE 1412 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

Despite differing stylistic and geographical backgrounds, Constantin Homilius, Gioachino Rossini, Antonio Richter, Wilhelm Albrecht Lütgen, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Jacques-François Gallay set their unique sound worlds dealing with the technical possibilities of the French horn of their times, thus challenging and furthering the development of its technical standard. This kind of literature represents a great opportunity for the Leipzig Horn Quartet to once again prove its unique and celebrated musical quality!

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Dresden Trumpet Consort

Festive music for trumpets, timpani and organ Dresden Trumpet Consort/Mathias Schmutzler: trumpet/Tobias Willner: trumpet/Gerd Graner: trumpet/Thomas Käppler: timpani/Holder Gehring: trumpet CHARPENTIER: Prélude from “Te Deum” • J.S. BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 • “Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from the Cantata “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”, BWV 147 • “Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein” from Christmas Oratorio I, BWV 248 • TELEMANN: Concerto in D major • WIDOR: Allegro vivace from Symphony No. 5 • HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks CD: QUE 1433 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30

This CD contains the live recording of the 2005 New Year’s Eve concert at Dresden’s Church of the Holy Cross, with music spanning popular compositions of well-known German baroque composers Bach, Handel, and Telemann as well as the music of French composers Charpentier and Widor.

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