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The Choir of “El Escorial” is a chorus of about 50 boys who receive academic and musical training at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and DIES is the record label of the monastery. The strength in training and the quality of their performances are reflected in the recordings they have made, which reflect their wide repertoire. DIES comes to Allegro Classical via the Spanish Independent Label Group.

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The Seville Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1995 by Barry Sargent and Ventura Rico, stands unquestionably at the top level of Spanish groups dedicated to the interpretation of early music. The directors who have been at its head include luminaries such as Gustav Leonhardt, Sigiswald Kuijken, Christophe Coin, Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Monica Huggett, Harry Christophers, and many more. OBS comes to Allegro Classical via the Spanish Independent Label Group.

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

Challenge Classics

Benjamin BRITTEN

War Requiem [Hybrid SACD] Cat # CHR SACD 72388 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel w/ O-Card, Box Lot 22 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Jaap van Zweden, Reinbert de Leeuw: conductors Netherlands Radio Choir Celso Antunes: conductor Evelina Dobracheva: soprano Anthony Dean Griffey: tenor Mark Stone: baritone Netherlands Children’s Choir BRITTEN: War Requiem In May 2011, a memorable concert of Britten’s profound, impressive musical protest to war took place. The world-class performance was recorded on Challenge Classics with Jaap van Zweden and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Van Zweden, formerly chief conductor of the orchestra, is chief conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic from season 2012/13. PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

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Release Date: September 11, 2012 Ton Koopman: harpsichord, organ Catherine Manson: violin Paolo Pandolfo: viola da gamba Mike Fentross: lute BUXTEHUDE: VII Suonate à due Violino & Viola da gamba, con Cembalo Opera secunda The first recording of Buxtehude’s complete works is steadily approaching completion; this is the final volume of the chamber music and all that remains are a number of vocal challenges! Buxtehude’s trio sonatas form a unique repertoire—due to their formidable technical and musical demands, they have rarely been recorded. Although there are occasional touches of Corelli to be heard, the music is, above all, quintessentially Buxtehudian. It was a phenomenal experience to record these sonatas!

Dieterich BUXTEHUDE

Complete Works 15: Chamber Music 3 Cat # CHR 72254 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel w/ Slipcase, Box Lot 17 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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BUZZ ALERT Susanne Kelling: mezzo-soprano Henschel Quartet Christoph Henschel, Daniel Bell: violins Monika Henschel: viola Mathias Beyer-Karlshoj: cello HAYDN (arr. José Peris): The Seven Last Words of Christ (version for string quartet and voice) The Seven Last Words of Christ, in a new version by Spanish Royal Court composer José Peris, for string quartet and mezzo soprano! When the Henschel Quartet received the honorable invitation by the Vatican to perform for Pope Benedict XVI on his name day, the Quartet decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce the new compelling Peris arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words. The Vatican invited German mezzo-soprano Susanne Kelling to take the voice part at this occasion.

Joseph HAYDN arr. Peris

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

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Dieterich BUXTEHUDE

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir Ton Koopman: conductor, organ Catherine Manson, David Rabinovich: violins Cassandra Luckhardt, Nika Zlataric: violas da gamba Alberto Rasi: violone Mike Fentross: lute Kathryn Cok: organ BUXTEHUDE: Membra Jesu Nostri Dieterich Buxtehude played a major role in shaping the various types of vocal music in his time. His experience as organist, composer, and director—as well as his extensive knowledge of the contemporary repertoire, including Italian music—made him the most original and significant contributor to the early cantata in northern Germany. On this beautiful CD, Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir expose the “unknown Buxtehude.” also available

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

J.S. BACH

St. John Passion [Hybrid SACD] Cat # CHR SACD 72545 Price Code: 2S (SRP $37.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel w/ Slipcase, Box Lot 17 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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La Petite Bande Sigiswald Kuijken: violin da gamba, viola d’amore, conductor Gerlinde Sämann, Marie Kuikjen: sopranos Petra Noskajová, Patrizia Hardt: altos Christoph Genz, Knut Schoch: tenors Jens Hamann, Walter Testolin: basses J.S. BACH: St. John Passion After profound research of the material—during Bach’s lifetime there were four different performances—Kuijken and La Petite Bande made their own version of the St. John Passion and, in the end, the music speaks for itself, whichever original version you use. Transparency is an important factor in this version, and in that way the essence of this music becomes so much clearer! PLAYABLE IN ALL CD PLAYERS. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system. also available

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Dominique Visse: countertenor Capella de la Torre William Dongois: cornetto Hildegard Wippermann: alto shawm, dulcian Detlef Reimers: sackbut Annette Hils: bass dulcian, recorder Klaus Eichhorn: organ, regal organ Katharina Bäuml: shawms, dulcian, director 14 selections by Morton, Bruck, Rossi, Paumann, Josquin, Dufay, Willaert, Hofhaimer, Senfl & Anonymous Dominique Visse and the Capella de la Torre embark on a musical tour through Nuremberg, taking us back to an epoch around 1500, a date always regarded as the heyday of the free imperial city. The ensemble’s aim is to give listeners an immediate experience of the rich and hitherto neglected repertoire of Mediaeval and Renaissance music by performing it to a professional standard. Since the early eighties, Dominique Visse has been one of the best-known soloists in the world of Baroque opera, working with René Jacobs, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, William Christie, Alan Curtis, Nicholas McGegan, Christophe Rousset, Ivor Bolton, and Robert King.

Capella de la Torre

Vinum et Musica

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Hallé Stig Anderson, Yvonne Howard, Clive Bayley, Egils Silins: vocal soloists Hallé Orchestra Sir Mark Elder: conductor WAGNER: Die Walküre (complete opera) “[The Hallé’s concert performance of Die Walküre was] a two-day emotional journey that left me feeling torn apart. Act I was captivating and potent; Act II fiercely moving; Act III enough to make one rush from the hall and plunge in a Manchester canal. The gigantic orchestral climax interrupting Wotan’s Farewell was as convulsively emotional as I could want it. Subtleties of orchestral shading and balance went by like an express train. The conducting was inspired; the immense structure cohered; one looks forward to the issue of the live recording happily being made.” — The Sunday Times Following their Gramophone Award-winning recording of Götterdammerung, the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder announces its long-awaited release of the live recording of Wagner’s Die Walküre, taken from the acclaimed Manchester International Festival 2011 performance at Bridgewater Hall. Thought by many to be Wagner’s greatest opera, Die Walküre is a psychological drama charting the full range of emotions in music that is powerful, tender, and everything in between, with orchestral and vocal writing that perfectly displays the master craftsman at work.

Richard WAGNER

Die Walküre

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CORO

Release Date: September 11, 2012

W.A. MOZART Coronation Mass

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Teresa Wakim: soprano Paula Murrihy: mezzo-soprano Thomas Cooley: tenor Sumner Thompson: bass Handel and Haydn Society Harry Christophers: conductor MOZART: Mass in C, K.317 “Coronation” • Exsultate, jubilate, K.165 • HAYDN: Symphony No. 85 “La Reine” It is CORO’s great pleasure to release the third CD in its series with the Handel and Haydn Society! Composed in 1779, the Mass in C major (Coronation Mass) is one of the most popular of Mozart’s 17 extant settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. This disc also features Haydn’s Symphony No. 85, which was a favorite of Marie Antoinette, leading it to become known as “La Reine.” Extensive Radio Promotion in the US with specialist radio press office. Coverage on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 (available worldwide via digital radio). Print Advertising in BBC Music magazine and Gramophone.

Upcoming Performances at BOston’s symphony hall October 12 & 14 J.S. Bach: Magnificat November 30–December 2 Handel: Messiah

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

George Frideric HANDEL Saul

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The Sixteen Sarah Connolly: mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Atherton, Joélle Harvey: sopranos Robert Murray, Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell: tenors Christopher Purves, Stuart Young: basses Harry Christophers: conductor HANDEL: Saul “Sarah Connolly seals her reputation as our best Handel mezzo in many years.” — Financial Times Harry Christophers and The Sixteen are revered for their performances and recordings of Handel’s great oratorios, and they add to their stunning collection with this new recording of Saul. In his Biblical oratorio, Handel wrote an epic work of great drama and thrilling musical inventiveness. He gifted his solo singer’s roles with vivid characterization—and in Christopher Purves as Saul we have a baritone whose talent for dramatic realization is matched by superb musical craftsmanship. Sarah Connolly, who sings the role of David, has become one of the most sought-after Handel interpreters. Coverage on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 (available worldwide via digital radio). Print Advertising in BBC Music magazine, Listen, and Gramophone.

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Opera d’Oro

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Richard WAGNER Lohengrin

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Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Hermann Uhde, Astrid Varnay, Theo Adam, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: vocal soloists Orchestra & Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival Eugen Jochum: conductor WAGNER: Lohengrin (complete opera) “It is the most vivid, exciting, best-executed reading of the work I have ever heard. Much of the credit goes to Jochum who conducts a quite blinding interpretation from first to last, and to … Astrid Varnay’s fearsome Ortrud, vocally and dramatically superb, and to Hermann Uhde’s biting, forceful, intensely sung Telramund … Then Birgit Nilsson … sings Elsa with such clarity and beauty that it is no wonder she created something of a sensation … Wolfgang Windgassen … is in his finest voice, which means he is a Lohengrin to cherish … As if that wasn’t enough, Fischer-Dieskau … is a Herald of extraordinary presence … As a whole the performance, from first chord to last—in remarkably wide-ranging mono—is one to treasure.” — Gramophone, July 2005

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

Berlin Classics

Christiane Karg Amoretti

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Christiane Karg: soprano Arcangelo Jonathan Cohen: conductor MOZART: Amoretti from La finta semplice • Ferma aspetta & Infelice affetti miei from Ascanio in Alba • Lungi da te from Mitridate Re di Ponto • Biancheggia from Il sogno di Scipione • Odo, o mi sembra udir & Fra i pensier from Lucio Silla • GRÉTRY: Comme un éclair from La fausse magie • Il va venir… Pardonne, o mon juge from Sylvain • Au bien supreme from Lucile • GLUCK: Soumis au silence from Orphée et Eurydice • Sacre piante from Il parnasso confuso • In mezzo a un mar crudele from Telemaco • Adieu from Iphigénie en Aulide German singer Christiane Karg has won particular acclaim in recent years, with one success after another since her 2006 debut at the Salzburg Festival. In 2009, the periodical Opernwelt voted her Newcomer of the Year in the female singer category, and she received the ECHO Klassik award for her first song CD Verwandlung the following year. Christiane worked with conductor Jonathan Cohen in the Glyndebourne Touring Opera in the 2010/11 season. They had such good rapport from the start that they decided to record an aria CD with his Arcangelo ensemble in London, a group of top young musicians. On the CD, Amoretti, love is examined in all its facets. Alongside arias by Mozart and Gluck, there are two lesser-known ones by their French contemporary André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, one of which is presented on CD for the first time! With this compilation Christiane takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster ride that begins with a tender plea and leads—via yearning, tenderness, pain, and despair—to the final “Adieu.”

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Budapest Music Center

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Camerata Salzburg Sándor Végh: conductor BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture • MOZART: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” • HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll” • SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 “The Great”

Sándor Végh

Vegh in Hungary

Violinist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher Sándor Végh was one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. The determining factor in Végh’s becoming a conductor was his experience at the Marlboro Music Festival in the US, where outstanding young musicians played chamber music with famous musicians, and the participants also formed an occasional orchestra. Végh took part in the Marlboro Festival four times, from 1974 to 1977, and every year he conducted the orchestra, which included musicians who later became world famous, such as Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, and Shlomo Mintz. In 1978, Végh took on leadership of the Salzburg Camerata Academica. With the joint work they put in over the following two decades, the orchestra flourished once more, ranked among the best in the world. The recordings here were made at three concerts during the Budapest Spring Festival.

Cat # BMH 194 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Alain Aubin, Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley, Oleg Riabets, Albert Schagidullin, Gary Boyce, Nikita Storojev, Jan Alofs: vocal soloists Opera of Lyon Orchestra Kent Nagano: conductor EÖTVÖS: Three Sisters In this piece, Péter Eötvös attempts to “study these personalities, their passions, their actions and passivity, the impossible choices they face and the impossibility of choices … choices they should be making, but ultimately do not.”

Péter EÖTVÖS Three Sisters

Cat # BMH 190 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

Budapest Music Center

György LIGETI

Requiem & Apparitions Cat # BMH 166 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Barbara Hannigan, Susan Parry: sopranos WDR Symphony Orchestra & Radio Choir, Cologne SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart Péter Eötvös: conductor LIGETI: Requiem • Apparitions • San Francisco Polyphony From his youth, György Ligeti was attracted by the idea of composing a requiem. He made the first sketches while still in Hungary in 1953. In 1956, he set to work on it again, but both versions remain unfinished. This package includes an audio-only DVD, which features the album in DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 and can only be played on a DVD player.

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Avie Records

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Ensemble Epomeo GÁL: Serenade, Op. 41 (premiere) • String Trio, Op. 104 (premiere) • KRÁSA: Tanec • Passacaglia & Fugue Having released numerous world premiere recordings of Hans Gál’s symphonic and concertante works to critical acclaim, Avie turns to the composer’s chamber music, specifically the two works he wrote for string trio. Performed by Ensemble Epomeo, the world premiere recordings of Gál’s Serenade for String Trio, Op. 41 and Trio, Op. 104 are paired with works by Gál’s contemporary Hans Krása. The Austrian-born Gál and Czech-born Krása shared a Jewish heritage, but while Gál escaped Nazi oppression, Krása was interred in Theresienstadt then sent to Auschwitz, where he perished in 1944. Tanec and Passacaglia & Fugue were written in the last year of his life.

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Founded in 2008 on the slopes of Mount Epomeo at the Festivale di Musica da Camera d’Ischia in Italy, Ensemble Epomeo consists of three virtuosi dedicated to the expansion of the string trio repertoire and exciting, innovative, and engaging approaches to performance. Ensemble Epomeo are quickly becoming a favorite at international music festivals on both sides of the Atlantic. This release marks their commercial recording debut. Print Advertising in Gramophone, BBC Music magazine, Fanfare, LISTEN, and Chamber Music America. Press & Radio Service to classical magazines, newspapers, and e-zines for reviews, including specialist outlets such as EntartateMusik, as well as classical radio for airplay. E-Blast to Avie mailing list (c. 5,000).

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Russell Sherman: piano CHOPIN: Mazurkas (complete) Combining elegance and virtuosity, pianist Russell Sherman returns to Avie with a traversal of Chopin’s Mazurkas, a popular 19th-century genre among Polish composers, but one that Chopin made his own. He wrote mazurkas throughout his lifetime, from his early days in his native Warsaw until 1849, the year of his death in Paris. He brought numerous innovations to the dance form, evolving its humble folk origins to more contemporary art music. Russell, who has performed the world over on the most illustrious stages and with all of the major orchestras, brings his signature grace, imagination, and poetry to Chopin’s beloved oeuvre.

Frédéric CHOPIN The Mazurkas

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Avie Records

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Elena RUEHR Averno

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The Trinity Choir with Novus NY Julian Wachner: director Marguerite Krull: soprano Stephen Salters: baritone RUEHR: Averno • Cricket, Spider, Bee • Gospel Cha Cha “Sumptuously scored and full of soaring melodies.” — New York Times “Unspeakably gorgeous.” — Gramophone Composer Elena Ruehr’s first release for Avie assembles vocal and choral works inspired by three distinct American poets: Louise Glück, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes. The title work, “Averno,” is a cantata that sets 11 poems of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Glück collection of the same name. The miniatures “Cricket, Spider, Bee” paint a vivid, aural picture of Dickinson’s scenic natural world. The large scale “Gospel Cha Cha” sets Langston Hughes’ socially critical late poetry, evoking African dances, drumming, and the Harlem Renaissance of the 1960s with improvisatory flair. Print Advertising in Gramophone, BBC Music magazine, Fanfare, and LISTEN. Press & Radio Service to classical magazines, newspapers, and e-zines for reviews, including specialist outlets such as New Music Box, as well as classical radio, especially contemporary stations such as WQXR’s Q2. E-Blast to Avie mailing list (c. 5,000).

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

Spannungen Chamber Music Festival Duo-Trio-Quartet

Veronika Eberle, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas: violins/Rachel Roberts: viola/Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Tanja Tetzlaff: cellos/Alois Posch: double bass/Martin Helmchen: piano HAYDN: Piano Trio in B-flat Hob.XV:20 • ROSSINI: Duo for cello & bass • SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 “Death and the Maiden” Live recordings from Europe’s most interesting chamber music festival, made in 2011, feature a mixture of well-known and upcoming artists of the highest quality. Cat # AVI 8553259 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Spannungen Chamber Music Festival Piano Trios

Antje Weithaas: violin/Florian Donderer: violin, viola/Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Tanja Tetzlaff: cellos/ Lars Vogt, Huw Watkins: pianos/Sebastian Manz: clarinet SMETANA: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 • RAVEL: Piano Trio in A minor • WATKINS: Speak Seven Seas, trio for clarinet, viola & piano (premiere)

Cat # AVI 8553260 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

Live recordings from one of the best chamber music festivals in Europe, featuring well-known artists playing with fast-rising youngsters in an enjoyable program including a world premiere by young British composer Huw Watkins, commissioned by the festival.

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Spannungen Chamber Music Festival Winds & Strings

Christian Tetzlaff, Lisa Batiashvili: violins/Rachel Roberts, Florian Donderer: violas/Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Julian Arp: cellos/Alois Posch: double bass/Jana Bouskova: harp/Andrea Lieberknecht: flute/ François Leleux: oboe/Sebastian Manz, Shirley Brill: clarinets SPOHR: Nonet in F, Op. 31 • IBERT: Deux Interludes • JANÁCEK: Mladi • WIDMANN: 11 duos

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A typical evening program from Europe’s beloved chamber music festival, recorded live in 2011, features rarely-played jewels of chamber music. Works from various periods in different combinations present an enjoyable mix of large and small scored chamber music.


Release Date: September 11, 2012

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Dina Ugorskaja: piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” • Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111 “Ugorskaja … brings a heightened sensitivity to all her playing, coupled with an extraordinary facile ability to convey the complexities of this music in an easily assimilated way.” — Fanfare Dina Ugorskaja counts as a serious musician with deep musical knowledge and perfect technical skills. The coupling of two of the most exciting Beethoven sonatas is a rare challenge!

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonatas, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” & Op. 111 also available

SCHUMANN Songs of Early Morning Cat # AVI 8553217 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Cologne String Sextet Demetrius Polyzoides, Elisabeth Polyzoides-Baich: violins Bernhard Oll, Rémy Sornin-Petit: violas Uta Schlichtig, Birgit Heinemann: cellos BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 “Pastoral” (arr. Fischer) • VALENTE: six to midnight Both performances featured here are world premiere recordings—the arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony comes from his own time, while Augusto Valente’s piece is a “string sextet of glass and avalanches.”

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” (tr. string sextet)

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LAWO Classics

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Magne H. Draagen: organ SAINT-SAËNS: Preludes & Fugues, Op. 99, Nos. 1–3 • Preludes & Fugues, Op. 109, Nos. 1–3 • Bénédiction Nuptiale, Op. 9 • Le Cygne (tr. Guilmant) • Fantaisie No. 3, Op. 157 • Marche Religieuse, Op. 107 • Berceuse, Op. 105 (tr. Guilmant) • Fantaisie (1857) The organ works of Saint-Saëns are not the ordinary fare of music listeners, or most organists. Despite the great recognition and popularity the composer enjoyed in his time, as a church musician he was regarded as too conservative. To be sure, his tonal language is forward-looking, but it is the heritage of Bach and a penchant for classical forms that shine through in his organ works.

Camille SAINT-SAËNS Organ Works

Here, we travel to Katarina Church in the Söder district of Stockholm to find an organ built after French models that could recreate something of the spectacular atmosphere of the Parisian organ galleries. German matter-of-factness has dominated Norwegian organ tradition, while the French Romantic organ has had greater popularity in Sweden. Katarina Church, up until the devastating fire of May 1990, had one of northern Europe’s most magnificent Romantic organs, often used for recording French organ music. The new organ is built in a corresponding style, and has become a splendid instrument already used on a number of recordings.

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Nils Anders Mortensen: piano DEBUSSY: L’Isle Joyeuse • Estampes • Clair de lune • GRIEG: Ballade in G Minor, Op. 24 • Notturno, Op. 54, No. 4 • BARTÓK: Im Freien, Sz.81 The music on this album finds itself out of doors—in the moonlight with Debussy, beneath the night sky with Grieg, or out among the people in Béla Bartók’s Im Freien, from which the title of this recording is taken. LAWO Classics and pianist Nils Anders Mortensen used Borge Church as a recording location, set amidst the dramatic mountain landscape of the Lofoten Islands. After winning piano competitions both in Norway (Young Pianist Competition, 1986) and abroad (Hannover, Salzburg, and Italy), and giving concerts with major symphony orchestras, Mortensen settled in Alta in the far north of Norway, where he continues to pursue his career. In 2011, he accompanied mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland on her recording Veslemøy synsk, which was nominated for a Grammy® Award.

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Unseen Worlds

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Laurie Spiegel: GROOVE system SPIEGEL (CD): Patchwork • Old_Wave • Pentachrome • A Folk Study • Drums • Appalachian Grove I • Appalachian Grove II • Appalachian Grove III • The Expanding Universe • East River Dawn • The Unquestioned Answer • The Orient Express • Clockworks • Dirge Part I • Dirge Part II • Music for Dance Part I • Music for Dance Part II • Kepler’s Harmony of the Worlds • Wandering in Our Times SPIEGEL (LP): Patchwork • Old_Wave • Pentachrome • A Folk Study • The Expanding Universe “Laurie Spiegel is one of those rare composers in whom head and heart, left brain and right brain, logic and intuition, merge and even exchange roles.” — Kyle Gann “An underground legend … Countless synthesizer-driven acts in Brooklyn are, right this very second, criminally unaware of the debt they owe her.” — Slate The Expanding Universe is the classic 1980 debut album by composer and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel. The album is reissued here for the first time in a massively expanded two-CD set, containing all four original album tracks plus an additional 15 tracks from the same period, nearly all previously unreleased! The track “Kepler’s Harmony of the Worlds” is one of the tracks on the Golden Record included onboard the Voyager I space mission!

Laurie SPIEGEL

The Expanding Universe

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Editions Hortus Isabelle Oehmichen: piano CZERNY: Nocturnes for piano solo (complete) Carl Czerny, known primarily for his many etudes, also composed what he called “serious music,” including magnificent nocturnes. Here, Isabelle Oehmichen interprets all 17 nocturnes written for piano solo, 16 of which are probably being played for the first time in more than 150 years! The French pianist’s victory at the 1989 Milosz Magin International Competition (Paris) launched her career. She gave recitals and concerts with orchestras in Poland, recorded for the radio in Warsaw, and for television in Chopin’s native house in Zelazowa Wola. Prizewinner of the Cziffra Foundation (1993), she has garnered international exposure performing in the UK, US, Canada, Holland, Germany, Romania, and Finland.

Carl CZERNY Nocturnes

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Phil.harmonie

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Daniel Gaeda: violin Xuesu Liu: piano Berlin Philharmonic String Sextet Bernhard Hartog, Rüdiger Liebermann: violins Wolfram Christ, Walter Küssner: violas Georg Faust, Ansgar Schneider: cellos KORNGOLD: Der Schneemann • Caprice Fantastique • Mariettas Lied • Mädchen im Brautgemach • Holzapfel und Schlehwein • Gartenszene • Mummenschanz • Tanzlied des Pierrot • String Sextet in D, Op. 10

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Works for Violin & Piano

The sweet pain of homesickness and the will to hang on to the irretrievable past—this is not only the central motif of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s opera The Dead City, but the central theme in the composer’s life. The sextet stems from 1914/15, just after the completion of “Violanta.” The premiere was given in 1917 by an ensemble directed by Arnold Rosé, the famous concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. While Korngold draws on the traditional classical basis of the buoyant last dance in the final, he forms a continuously rising, dissonance-saturated tension over ten minutes, spontaneously evoking comparison to passages of the Schönberg sextet “Verklärte Nacht” (“Transfigured Night”) (1899).

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Klaus Stoll: double bass José Vítores: guitar GRANADOS: Intermezzo from Goyescas • CABARCOS: Poema en Gris • VÍTORES: Cancion sin Palabras • Short pieces by Frescobladi, Ortiz, G.B. Vitali, Cage, Schulhoff, Feinsmith, Kurtàg, Requena, Buono & Cibils A lifetime’s affection for the double bass has inspired Klaus Stoll, first solo bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic, to prepare a musical plea for his instrument with somewhat unconventional and little-known solo pieces. In addition to these solo pieces for double bass from the last five centuries, Stoll has also recorded a handful of pieces with Ecuadorian guitar player José Vítores.

Klaus Stoll Bassonoble

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Winter & Winter

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Mauricio KAGEL

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Netherlands Chamber Choir Klaas Stok: conductor Cor de Jong: harmonium Sepp Grotenhuis: piano Raschèr Saxophone Quartet KAGEL: Chorbuch • Les Inventions d’Adolphe Sax (premiere) The production Choir Book & The Inventions of Adolphe Sax, recorded in December 2007, is Mauricio Kagel’s last recording. Due to the composer’s unexpected death in 2008, the release was delayed until now. The centerpiece of the album, “The Inventions of Adolphe Sax,” was commissioned by the Netherlands Chamber Choir, who invited the acclaimed Raschèr Quartet to join them. As a premiere recording, and with Kagel’s artistic participation, a masterpiece was created! also available

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Melodiya

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Menuhin in Moscow,Vol. 1 Cat # MYD 1001518 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 35 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Yehudi Menuhin: violin Hephzibah Menuhin: piano USSR State Symphony Orchestra Evgeny Svetlanov: conductor J.S. BACH: Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 1 • BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 • BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 People still remember outstanding American violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s concerts in Moscow, beginning in 1945. The tour of 1962 was particularly triumphant; Menuhin arrived not alone but with his younger sister Hephzibah, who proved to be a perfect pianist and a skilled accompanist performing sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartók. It is worth noticing that the musicians of the State Symphony Orchestra under conductor Evgeny Svetlanov did their best to keep up with the soloist! The solo cadenza of the Concerto, performed by Menuhin brilliantly and with technical perfection, deserves particular admiration.

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Release Date: September 11, 2012

Melodiya

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Karajan in Moscow,Vol. 2 Cat # MYD 1001513 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 35 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Herbert von Karajan: conductor J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1036 • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 This concert from May 29, 1969 in Moscow featured compositions of Bach and Shostakovich. Already at that time, Karajan’s rendition of Bach might have seemed to the audience to be rather out-of-date; performances of Bach’s music by instrumental groups akin to those of his era were already almost completely standard. However, in Karajan’s hands Bach “enforced” by the weighty sound of string instruments possesses no less appeal. The performance of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony has caused much debate; the critics heard “a certain cold madness” and “a rage of a whirling Scherzo.” However, a much more adequate response was the reaction of the composer himself, who was in Leningrad and who sat silently without moving, completely overcome with the force with which his creation was sounded out.

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Melodiya

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Sviatoslav Richter, Lyudmila Berlinskaya: pianos Borodin Quartet SCHUMANN: Blumenstück, Op. 19 • 6 Impromptus for piano 4-hands “Pictures from the East,” Op. 66 • Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 44 “The World of Romanticism” was a subtitle of Sviatoslav Richter’s famous music festival “December Nights.” Its program comprised compositions by Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin, and ten days were devoted to each composer. This disc includes a performance of Blumenstück, Op. 19 from the opening Schumann night, a performance of Bilder aus Osten by Richter and Lyudmila Berlinskaya, and the Piano Quintet in E-flat Major performed by Richter and the Borodin Quartet.

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USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra Gennady Rozhdestvensky: conductor TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 “Winter Daydreams” • Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” • Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 29 “Polish” • Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 • Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 • Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique” Tchaikovsky’s role in the development of the Russian symphony genre cannot be overestimated. Using the richest arsenal of artistic means, with an outstanding mastery following and interpreting the laws of the genre that evolved in Western Europe, he contributed a genuine national substance and language to his symphonies.

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Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky (b. 1931) is one of the outstanding conductors of the 20th century, and also a pianist, composer, and researcher. Rozhdestvensky’s repertoire is enormous; he has performed and recorded all of the symphonies by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and many others, and has conducted a multitude of the world’s premieres both in Russia and overseas.


Melodiya

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Maria Yudina: piano J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 The Goldberg Variations is one of the summits of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works for harpsichord. The cycle was published as the fourth in a series of Keyboard Exercises in 1741 by Bach’s publisher and friend, Balthasar Schmid, in Nuremberg. Maria Yudina (1899–1970) performed the Goldberg Variations in concert for the first time in October 1967, three years before her death. In January 1968, her rendition was recorded on Firma Melodiya. Her ascetic, brilliantly simple, and deep performance of the great composer’s work is exceptionally convincing. The key to Yudina’s religious interpretation of the Goldberg Variations can be found among the notes she made on the margins of the clavier: that she played Bach with “the Gospel in my hands.”

J.S. BACH

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Sviatoslav Richter: piano DEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque • Preludes Book I, Nos. 5–8 • Preludes Book II, Nos. 9–20 Claude Debussy’s works make up the bulk of Sviatoslav Richter’s repertoire, which included the works of such great masters as Chopin, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, and Prokofiev. In the sixties and seventies, Debussy’s works prevailed in the outstanding pianist’s repertoire; the famous French Impressionist’s exquisite miniatures attracted Richter right from the start, and he especially singled out “Delphi Dancing Girls” and “Puck’s Dance.” Suite bergamasque was his most-loved piece, alongside the symphonic poem Sea; Richter replayed it many times from 1944 and his performance of it in 1979 was one of the last animations of the suite in the hands of this legend of Russian pianism.

Claude DEBUSSY

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Columna Musica

Release Date: September 11, 2012

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Luigi BOCCHERINI

Oscar ESPLÁ

Almodis Chamber Ensemble/Ludavica Mosca: castanets

Alicia de Larrocha: piano/Spanish National Orchestra/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos: conductor

Guitar Quintets

Sonata del Sur

BOCCHERINI: Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D, G.448 “Fandango” • Guitar Quintet in D, G.449 Boccherini’s guitar quintets are arrangements prepared by Boccherini from material originally used in other chamber works, such as string quartets or piano quintets. Written in Madrid during the final years of the 18th century, the works recorded here are typically fresh and inventive.

ESPLÁ: Sonata del Sur for piano & orchestra • Piano Sonata • RODRIGO: Three Dances for piano This CD contains the “Sonata del Sur,” written for piano and orchestra, composed by Oscar Esplà. The sound of the original recording is quite precarious, but it has been successfully reprocessed to offer a shining version by Alicia de Larrocha and the Spanish National Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos in 1965.

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Frederic MOMPOU

Victoria de los Angeles

Mac McClure: piano

Victoria de los Angeles: soprano

MOMPOU: Impressions de muntanya • Dues impressions • Dues cançons • Impressions de la Garriga • Impressions sobre la via d’un miner • Dues Arabesques • Impressions Întimes

21 songs and arias by Martin, Schubert, Fauré, Ravel, Hahn, Cantaloube, Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven, Puccini, Mozart, Gounod, Massenet & Verdi

All recordings on this CD date from 1910–1920. Even at this early stage, we see many pieces that represent memories of walks, the beach, the mountains … the composer’s daily experiences. Among the pieces here, many were published after Mompou’s widow’s death and are world premiere recordings.

The pieces on this CD help us remember the softer side of Victoria de los Angeles, a soprano with a magnificent and unique voice, through an exquisite selection of songs from various eras featuring different orchestras and accompanists.

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Victoria from the Heart


Release Date: September 11, 2012

Discant Dies

Tomás Luis de VICTORIA O Magnum Mysterium

Escolanía del Escorial Boys Choir/Javier M. Carmena: director VICTORIA: O Magnum Mysterium • Ecce Dominus Veniet • O Regem Caeli • Quem Vidistis Pastores? • Magi Viderunt Stellam Victoria was a master at overlapping and dividing choirs with multiple parts, with a gradual decrease of rhythmic distance throughout. His setting of this mystical chant is one of the most beautiful and most-often performed pieces of the early Spanish repertory, and Escolanía del Escorial delivers a truly stunning performance here.

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OBS Juan Francés de IRIBARREN Arde el furor intrépido

María Espada: soprano/José Hernández–Pastor: countertenor/Seville Baroque Orchestra/Diego Fasolis: conductor IRIBARREN: Arde el furor intrépido • Prosigue acorde lira • Nebado Albergue • Alégrese la tierra • TORRENS: Guiados de una estrella • Soberano Señor • O Adalid invincible This album is dedicated to the work of two masters of the Cathedral Chapel of Malaga: Juan Iribarren (1699–1767) and Jayme Torrens (1741–1803). The scores are in the Archives of Cathedral Cabildo, which has greatly facilitated the documentation and preparation of this magnificent performance.

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Domenico SCARLATTI Salve Regina

Carlos Mena: countertenor/Seville Baroque Orchestra/Nicolau de Figueiredo: conductor D. SCARLATTI: Salve Regina • Arias de Narciso • Sinfonia in C • Cantata Doppo lungo servire • AVISON: Concerto No. 5 in D minor • Concerto No. 10 in D Although overshadowed by his dazzling body of sonatas for harpsichord, Domenico Scarlatti composed in many other musical genres. Opportunely, this brilliant new record brings together three of the biggest names in the historical interpretation of the Ibero-American context: the Baroque Orchestra of Seville, countertenor Carlos Mena, and harpsichordist Nicolau de Figueiredo!

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Fryderyk Chopin Institute

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Christina Landshamer: soprano Ingeborg Danz: alto Robert Getchell: tenor Matthew Brook: bass-baritone Orchestre des Champs-Élysées Collegium Vocale Gent Accademia Chigiana Siena Philippe Herreweghe: conductor MOZART: Requiem Mass, K.626 The first DVD released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute documents a performance held during Sunday’s holy mass on October 17, 2010, celebrated by father Kazimierz Szymonik at Holy Cross Church in Warsaw to honor the 161st anniversary of the composer’s death. The mass is performed by the legendary Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Collegium Vocale Gent, and Accademia Chigiana Siena conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.

W.A. MOZART Requiem, K.626

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Zygmunt NOSKOWSKI

Frédéric CHOPIN

Alexander Lonquich: piano/Champs-Élysées Orchestra/Philippe Herreweghe: conductor

Adam Harasiewicz: piano

Symphonic Poem “The Steppe”

NOSKOWSKI: Symphony Poem “The Steppe” • CHOPIN: Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 21 Recorded during the festival “Chopin and his Europe” in the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio on August 18, 2011.

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Sonata & Nocturnes

CHOPIN: Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 • Nocturne in F-sharp, Op. 15, No. 2 • Nocturne in B, Op. 62, No. 1 • Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, No. 2 • Nocturne in B, Op. 9, No. 3 • Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44 • Ballade in A-flat, Op. 47 • Scherzo in C-sharp minor, Op. 39 The second album recorded for NIFC by Adam Harasiewicz, on a contemporary piano devoted to Chopin’s music.

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Fryderyk Chopin Institute

Frédéric CHOPIN Ballad & Sonata

Nicolay Khozyainov: piano CHOPIN: Nocturne in B, Op. 9, No. 3 • Etudes, Op. 10, Nos. 1 & 2 • Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49 • Ballade in F, Op. 38 • Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45 • Scherzo in E, Op. 54 • Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 The Blue Series is an exceptional project presenting unique musical portraits of the most interesting personalities of the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition, which took place in 2010. Nikolay Khozyainov, awarded a distinction in 2010, won the International Scriabin Piano Competition in Paris in 2008 and was awarded second prize in the sixth International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow.

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Frédéric CHOPIN

Piano Concerto No. 1 & Nocturnes Leonora Armellini: piano CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 • Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1 • Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2 • Etudes, Op. 10, Nos. 4 & 11 • Ballade in A-flat, Op. 47 • Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op. 60 Italian pianist Leonora Armellini, who has won first prizes in many national and international competitions including the Venice Prize (2005) and the Camillo Togni International Competition in Gussago (Brescia, 2009), was the 2010 winner of the special Janina Nawrocka Prize for “Exceptional Musicality and Beauty of Sound” at the Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Warsaw.

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Frédéric CHOPIN Polonaise & Scherzo Marcin Koziak: piano CHOPIN: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 • Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 15, No. 2 • Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53 • Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat, Op. 61 • Scherzo in B-flat minor, Op. 31 • Scherzo in E, Op. 54 • Etude in E minor, Op. 25, No. 5 • Etude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12 • Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49 • Mazurkas, Op. 33, Nos. 1, 2 & 4 This disc features Marcin Koziak, winner of second prize in the 2004 International Chopin Competition of Young Pianists in Narva, first prize in the 2006 International Chopin Competition of Young Pianists in Budapest, and second prize in the 2007 International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam, organized in Bydgoszcz since 1993.

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Atoll Records

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Gillian WHITEHEAD Puhake ki te rangi

Richard Nunns: taonga p¯uoro/New Zealand String Quartet/Alexa Still: flute/Tuhonohono Cat # TOL 107 Price Code: 2T (SRP $29.99) Number of Discs: 2 WHITEHEAD: Puhake ki te range • Hineraukatauri • Hineputehue • Double Slimline, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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David Bremner

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David Bremner: trombone/Sarah Watkins: piano/Leonard Sakofsky: percussion/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/James Judd: conductor CRESTON: Fantasy for Trombone • R. STRAUSS: Nocturne • ROPARTZ Piece in E-flat minor • RITCHIE: Clouds (premiere) • YOUNG: Panic (premiere) • GENDALL: Gung-Ho (premiere) • FARR: Funambulistic Strains (premiere)

Andrew Uren

Steep Steps: Bass Clarinet Works Cat # TOL 212 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT WORLD PREMIERES

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Andrew Uren: bass clarinet/175 East/Stroma/Sarah Watkins: piano/Lenny Sakofsky: vibraphone/Katherine Hebley: cello/Timothy Sutton: bass trombone/Matthias Erdrich: double bass/James Gardner: conductor BROPH: gloVe • GILBERT: Réflexions • Rose nord • GARDNER: Charge • Knot • DE CASTRO-ROBINSON: These boots (are made for dancing) • CARTER: Steep Steps • RIMMER: AU • SCHOLES: Wireless for bass clarinet • AMBROSINI: Capriccio, detto “L’Ermafrodita” for bass clarinet • XENNAKIS: Échange

Robert Costin

The Excellent Art of Voluntary Robert Costin: organ Cat # TOL 241 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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CLARKE: The Prince of Denmark’s March • Trumpet Tune • GIBBONS: Fantasia of Four Parts • Voluntary in A minor for Double Organ • BLOW Cornet Voluntary in A minor • Voluntary in C • LOCKE: Voluntary in A minor • PURCELL: Voluntary in D minor, Z718 • Voluntary in G, Z720 • Voluntary in C, Z717 • Voluntary for Double Organ, Z719 • STANLEY: Trumpet Voluntary in D • Voluntary in G minor, Op. 5, No. 9 • and more

Anthony RITCHIE A Bugle Will Do

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Tecwyn Evans: conductor Cat # TOL 741 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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RITCHIE: A Bugle Will Do • Symphony No. 3 • French Overture • Revelations


Release Date: September 11, 2012

Discovery Music and Vision

Anne LOVETT

Beyond (and Below) Anne Lovett: piano LOVETT: Raindrops on Mars • Tokyo Rush • Ishtar’s Gate • Beyond (and Below) • Interlude • On the Run • A Melancholic Waltz • Perpetuum Mobile • Liquid Day Dream • Le Petit Prince • Berceuse Discovery Music and Vision releases the debut recording for Anne Lovett. Following her British roots, Anne moved to the UK in 1999 to further her education at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne. She also studied composition with Ruth Byrchmore, chamber music with Michael Dussek, and jazz with Dominic Alldis. She graduated with Honors in 2003. This album is a collection of solo original works inspired by real-life stories, old mythological legends, and imaginary tales. Anne has created her own postmodern sound infused with impressionistic undertones and technical brilliance.

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Benjamin ELLIN Three States at Play

Artem Kotov: violin/Rivka Golani: viola/New Note Ensemble/Nic Pendlebury: conductor ELLIN: Three States at Play, for solo violin • White Crucifixion, for solo viola & string orchestra • Sinfonia No. 1, for string orchestra A multiple award winner, Benjamin Ellin was awarded First Prize and the Public Prize from the inaugural Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in 2007. In September 2009, Benjamin was awarded the Barlow Endowment Prize for composition, becoming only the second British composer in 25 years to be awarded the prize. His subsequent commission for a trombone concerto was premiered by the New York Philharmonic’s principal trombonist, Joseph Alessi, in April 2012. This is his debut composition CD.

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Stone Records Ronald CORP

Things I Didn’t Say APSARA/Ronald Corp: conductor/Edward Batting: organ CORP: When I was hateful • When I was fearful • Many the mile I travelled • He’s always there for me • Everything was closing down • and more The second disc from Ronald Corp and his chamber choir APSARA is centered on his large a capella work of the same name. A collection of 20 short settings of poetry by Corp’s childhood friend Steve Mainwaring, Things I Didn’t Say charts the final years of Mainwaring’s mother as she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It is an incredibly personal and poignant work, which will strike resonances with anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. The remainder of the disc is made up of Corp’s settings of Henry Vaughan, Thomas Campion, Laurence Binyon, John Bunyan, and religious texts.

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Opera d’Oro

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Introducing the OPERA D’ORO ENCORE SERIES

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Various Artists

Giuseppe VERDI

Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Schipa, Joseph Schmidt, Giovanni Zenatello, Helge Rosvaenge, Lauritz Melchior, Hermann Jadlowker, Ferruccio Tagliavini, and many more

Maria Caniglia, Carlo Tagliabue, Ebe Stignani, Galliano Masini, Tancredi Pasero, Ernesto Dominici, Liana Avagadro, Dario Caselli, Giuseppe Nessi: vocal soloists/RAI Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Turin/Gino Marinuzzi: conductor

Vocal works by Puccini, Bizet, Herbert, and more.

VERDI: La Forza del Destino (complete opera)

The 30 Tenors

La Forza del Destino

Recorded in May and October 1941.

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Engelbert HUMPERDINCK

Giuseppe VERDI

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Rolando Panerai, Rita Streich: vocal soloists/RAI Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Milan/ Herbert von Karajan: conductor

Nicolo Fusati, Apollo Granforte, Maria Carbone, Piero Girardi, Nello Palai, Corrado Zambelli, Tamara Beltacchi, Enrico Spada: vocal soloists/Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala, Milan/Carlo Sabajno: conductor

Hansel and Gretel

Otello

HUMPERDINCK: Hansel and Gretel (complete opera in Italian) VERDI: Otello (complete opera) The two leads & conductor of this 1954 performance also headlined the most famous studio recording of this beloved opera.

Recorded in 1932.

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Giuseppe VERDI

Gioachino ROSSINI

Falstaff

Il turco in Italia

Sesto Bruscantini, Graziella Sciutti, Franco Calabrese: vocal soloists/ RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Milan/Nino Sanzogno: conductor

Giuseppe Taddei, Rosanna Carteri, Lina Pagliughi: vocal soloists/ RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Turin/Mario Rossi: conductor VERDI: Falstaff (complete opera)

ROSSINI: Il turco in Italia (complete opera) Overshadowed for decades by its slightly earlier “twin,” L’italiana in Algeri, this opera has come to be regarded as a masterpiece in its own right, in some ways the better of the two.

Verdi’s last opera, written when he was approaching 80, receives one of its finest performances on disc, with a conductor greatly admired by connoisseurs though little known to the public.

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Arthur BLISS

Giuseppe VERDI

Ann Pashley, William McAlpine, Raimund Herincx, Forbes Robinson: vocal soloists/Polyphonia Orchestra & Ambrosian Singers/Bryan Fairfax: conductor

Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti, Piero Cappuccilli: vocal soloists/ La Scala Orchestra & Chorus/Gianandrea Gavazzeni: conductor

The Olympians

Luisa Miller

VERDI: Luisa Miller (complete opera) BLISS: The Olympians (complete opera) In the 1920s, Arthur Bliss was probably the most talked-about composer in England. He was knighted in 1950 one year after composing his first opera, The Olympians, heard here in a live performance from the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1972.

Luisa Miller is one of the best of Verdi’s earlier operas, transitional between his early and middle periods and overshadowed in its day by the “popular trilogy” of Rigoletto, Il trovatore, and La traviata. Today it is has regained much of its luster, especially in performances like this one with the superstars of opera! Live performance, 1976.

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Arte Nova

Release Date: September 11, 2012

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W.A. MOZART

W.A. MOZART

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

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

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414 • Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, K.449 • Rondo in D, K.382

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466 · Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat, K.456

For this first CD in the recording of Mozart’s complete works for piano and orchestra, Matthias Kirschnereit has chosen compositions that are all related to beginnings.

Matthias Kirschnereit is one of the leading German pianists of his generation, and his fascination with Mozart’s piano concertos dates back to his earliest youth.

The Piano Concertos,Vol. 1

The Piano Concertos,Vol. 2

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Henri DUTILLEUX

Robert SCHUMANN

Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra/Hans Graf: conductor/ Jean-Guihen Queyras: cello

Alban Beikircher: violin/Benedikt Koehlen: piano

Orchestral Works II

The Violin Sonatas

DUTILLEUX: Symphony No. 1 • Tout un monde lontain… for cello & orchestra • Timbres, Espace, Movement ou “La Nuite Etoilée”

SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 • Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 • Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. posth.

Henri Dutilleux, a student and then a professor at the Paris Conservatory, has long been acknowledged as one of France’s most important composers of the 20th century.

Alban Beikircher, a versatile recitalist, charmber musician, and soloist, has toured and given recitals throughout Europe and been a guest at numerous European music festivals.

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Robert SCHUMANN Das Paradies und die Peri

Simone Kermes, Katharina Wollitz, Almust Cechova, Melinda Paulsen, Thomas Dewald, Julio Fernández, Eike Wilm Schulte, Begoña Zabala: vocal soloists/EuropaChorAkademie/Joshard Daus: director/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim/Vladislav Czarnecki: conductor SCHUMANN: Das Paradies und die Peri (complete opera) When Schumann’s former companion Emil Flechsig showed him his libretto Das Paradies und die Peri, created after Thomas Moore’s epos Lalla Rookh, Schumann at once fell for the material. In his opera, Schumann weaves Western worship of the Virgin Mary and the idea of redemption into an exotically transfigured world of elves.

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J.S. BACH

Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin Rudolf Gähler: violin (played on the curved bow) J.S. BACH: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001–1006 Rudolf Gähler counts among the few violinists who are masters of the modern curved bow. After studying with Prof. Schroeder in Kassel and Prof. Brero in Berlin, he appeared on numerous international stages, both as a soloist with orchestra and in duet with piano or harpsichord.

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Johannes BRAHMS

Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Mihaela Martin: violin/Frans Helmerson: cello/George Enescu Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra/Cristian Mandeal: conductor/Pro Arte Quartet BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102 • Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson has performed with many of the best orchestras under the baton of some of today’s great conductors. Another important aspect of his musicianship is chamber music, in which capacity he is a frequent guest at some of the most important European festivals as well as being the Artistic Director of the Umeå-Korsholm International Chamber Music Festivals in Sweden and Finland.

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æon

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Diabolus In Musica Antoine Guerber: conductor LA RUE: Plorer, gemir, crier: Requiem • OBRECHT: Missa Sicut Rosa Spinam • JOSQUIN: Nymphes des Bois: Requiem • BUSNOYS: In Hydraulis • LUPUS: Ergone Canticuit The œuvre of Johannes Ockeghem influenced a considerable number of musicians who were contemporaries with, or came immediately after, the Master of Tours. Many of these talented composers took one of his works as a model, thus bearing eloquent testimony to their admiration for him. All of them visited him and helped popularize his image as a benevolent “father figure” to this amazing caste of singers and composers. Ockeghem’s death at a ripe old age in 1497 greatly affected the brilliant generation that was in the process of making the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and naturally led to the creation of some deeply moving music.

Diabolus in Musica

Plorer, gemir, crier: Homage to the Golden Voice of Johannes Ockeghem Cat # AEN 1226 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Four motets covering a wide stylistic range, a complete polyphonic mass, and an extraordinary poem of lamentation make up this touching tribute to Johannes Ockeghem from his colleagues and friends. The works assembled on this CD represent the high point of Franco-Flemish counterpoint, and illustrate the imperceptible shift from Middle Ages to Renaissance thanks to the sublime music sublimated by the death of the great master. They are sung here according to the tradition of the great cathedrals and collegiate churches: a cappella, with one or two singers to a part, as the works require.

BUZZ ALERT

Alpha Ensemble Mare Nostrum Andrea De Carlo: viola da gamba, director Nora Tabbush: soprano CORNAGO: Ayo visto lo mapamondo • Marizapalos • MURCIA: Cumbées • ANCHIETA: Con amores la mi madre • CASTELLANOS: Vaja de Xacara amigos! • ANON.: Tres morcias m’enamoran • Xacaras • TRAD.: Fandango Jarocho tradicional México • Danza de los Gigantes • Los Imposibiles—Santiago e Murcia/La Lloroncita • El Guojolote • La Petenera • El Torito • El Gusto • La Morena

Ensemble Mare Nostrum Nueva España

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Ensemble Mare Nostrum (dir. Andrea De Carlo) and Nora Tabbush (a worthy heir to Montserrat Figueras) revive some pure treasures of Spanish music. Combining early instruments with traditional ones, they bring out all the colors of these songs and dances that were to be heard in New Spain, the Spanish viceroyalty (1535–1821) that stretched from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah to Costa Rica, with Mexico City as its capital. It administered not only the territory within those limits, but also the Philippines and various small islands in the Pacific, such as Guam.


Ramée

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Kate Clark: flutes Nigel North: lute, theorbo Selections by Sermisy, Palestrina, van Wilder, Bassano, Caccini, Frescobaldi, de Courville, de Visée, Hotteterre & more In an age when thousands of recordings testify to the glorious history of the flute as a solo, chamber, and orchestral instrument—and even as a marvelous vehicle for jazz—it is difficult to imagine that the flute did not always have a distinct identity and a dedicated repertoire. In fact, there was no such thing as a “flute repertoire” until the early 18th century. Before this, the flute was simply one of the “soft instruments” considered suitable mostly for indoor music. One particular development stands out as a feature of 16th century musical practice that seems to point toward the role that instruments would come to have in the future: this was the practice of improvising virtuosic embellishments known as “diminutions” or “divisions” upon a single melody line taken from a polyphonic vocal piece while the remaining parts were played on a lute. The perfect balance between equal parts is lost, but the immense power of a beautifully crafted melody is highlighted. The lute supports the whole with a harmony full of life and rhythmic intricacy.

Kate Clark Au Joly Bois

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CRD Records Gerald Gifford: harpsichord, organ 15 selections by Gibbons, Peerson, Wilbye, Greene, Hook, Crotch, White, Amner, Quarles, Boyce, Jones, Burney & Anonymous Works chosen for this Treasury of English Keyboard Music range from the 16th century through to the early 19th century, and the program reflects the broad range of musical styles employed. The harpsichord recordings were made in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on two historic instruments, while the organ (which contains much 17th-century pipework) is that of St. Michael’s Church, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Gerald Gifford

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A Treasury of English Keyboard Music STANLEY Six Organ Concertos, Op. 10 Cat # CRR 3365 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 d

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Ricercar

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Joris Verdin: organ FRANCK: 39 short organ pieces Alongside the Three Pieces, the Six Pieces, and the Three Chorales that constitute the body of Franck’s organ works, there is also an entire series of organ works dating from Franck’s youth. These pieces, the majority of which exist only in manuscript, were published by Franck’s son after the composer’s death. The works, often small in scale and clearly intended for organists to use during services, form an impressive collection. Even though the influences of his teachers and models are clearly heard, a fair proportion of these works already bear the stamp of the mature composer and pater seraphicus. Joris Verdin has recorded these works on the organ of the cathedral of St. Omer, one of the oldest organs by Cavaillé-Coll still existent.

César FRANCK

Posthumous Works and Unpublished Pieces Cat # RCE 324 Price Code: 2O (SRP $27.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak, Box Lot 18 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Nimbus Alliance Emma Johnson: clarinet BRAHMS: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120, Nos. 1 & 2 • MENDELSSOHN: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat • SCHUMANN: Phantasiestücke Emma Johnson, one of the few clarinetists to establish a busy international career as a soloist, has performed across the US, Europe, and the Far East, as well as in Africa and Australia. In Britain, she has achieved great popularity, regularly playing to sold-out concert halls and appearing at the top of the classical CD charts.

Johannes BRAHMS Clarinet Sonatas

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Nimbus Alliance

London Symphony Orchestra Yondani Butt: conductor SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 38 “Spring” • Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61 Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Yondani Butt has recorded and performed in the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He has conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, American Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic of Canada, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, Singapore Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Japan Gunma Symphony, and Het Gelders Orkest, among many others. Yondani Butt received an MRA Gramophone Award in the Symphony Category 1995 for his recording of Glazunov’s Sixth Symphony. He had previously won the same award in 1986 for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Third Symphony. His recording of Glazunov’s Third Symphony is recognized by the Glazunov Society as definitive, and earned him the title of Honorary Patron of the Society.

Robert SCHUMANN Symphonies 1 & 2

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Charlotte de Rothschild: soprano Masahiro Saitoh: piano 22 traditional Japanese songs, including I Want to Go Far Away, Yamada Red Dragonfly, Waiting in Vain, Early Spring Poem, First Love, When Summer Comes, and more Over the last 20 years, Charlotte de Rothschild spent many months touring Japan through all the varied seasons. An album of all-Japanese traditional songs is not an unusual thing for a Japanese artist to do, but the fact that she is a foreigner gives them a different slant.

Charlotte de Rothschild A Japanese Journey

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SOMM Recordings

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Iain Sutherland: conductor GAY: Concert Overture Me and My Gal • COATES: Knightsbridge March • Covent Garden • FARNON: Westminster Waltz • STOTT: Rotten Row • SULLIVAN: Overture Yeomen of the Guard • RICHARDSON: London Fantasia • LERNE & LOEWE: Get Me to the Church on Time • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Greensleeves • GERMAN: Four Dances from Merrie England • ABBOTT: London Bridge Is Falling Down • BINGE: Elizabethan Serenade • HANDEL: Prelude to The Water Music • QUILTER: Three English Dances • KORNGOLD: The Sea Hawk

Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

This is a fascinating and entertaining compilation of music licensed from River Records Ltd. and remastered by expert sound engineer Paul Arden-Taylor. The music was selected from the Iain Sutherland/Radio Clyde Archive on behalf of the Philharmonic Players Trust, and it takes all lovers of London Town on a musical tour of the historic sights of London. Iain Sutherland was Principal Conductor of the BBC Radio Orchestra, London and the City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra, and for many years he was the host of BBC’s “Friday Night Is Music Night.” His sparkling conducting style is immediately recognizable.

In London Town

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Summit Records Daniel Perantoni: tuba Gail Williams: French horn Carl Lenthe: trombone Kay Kim: piano David GILLINGHAM: Divertimento • John STEVENS: Dialog • Triangles • Alec WILDER: Suite • Anthony PLOG: Dialogue

Daniel Perantoni

Conversations with Daniel Perantoni, Gail Williams & Friends Cat # SMT 597 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Two renowned brass soloists team for a program of newer music that seems to be designed for them! Daniel Perantoni is a renowned tuba soloist, clinician, chamber musician, instrument designer, and master teacher. He has been a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Spoleto Festival. He is founding member of the Summit Brass, principal tubist of Symphonia (the Matteson–Phillips Tubajazz Consort), and has released numerous solo and chamber music CDs. Along with Robert Tucci, he has designed the “Perantucci” line of low brass instruments and mouthpieces that has become the equipment choice for thousands of low brass players worldwide. Gail Williams is an internationally recognized hornist and brass pedagogue. She has presented concerts, master classes, recitals, and lectures throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. After 20 years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. She is currently Principal Horn of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra and recently performed in a number of prestigious chamber music series. She is a founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians as well as the Summit Brass, an ensemble with whom she has made eight recordings.


Flora

Release Date: September 11, 2012 François Fernandez: violin Boyan Vodenitcharov: fortepiano MOZART: Violin Sonata in C, K.303 • Violin Sonata in B-flat, K.378 • Violin Sonata in G Minor, K.360 • Violin Sonata in B-flat, K.454 The sonatas gathered here are from Mozart’s youth, composed from the ages of 13 to 20. Between Paris—which he left after his mother’s death in 1778—Salzburg, Munich, and Vienna, Mozart captivates with his sublime, elusive, and incomparable skill. Performed on period instruments.

W.A. MOZART

Violin Sonatas

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Passacaille Michaela Riener: soprano Calamus Consort Ernst Schlader, Markus Springer: chalumeaux, Baroque clarinets Heidi Gröger: viola da gamba Mario Aschauer: harpsichord, organ KAISER JOSEPH I: Tutto in pianto • ARIOSTI: Di quel trono • Giga • FUX: Non sdegnar • Janitshara • Sento nel core • BONONCINI: No, non più guerra • CALDARA: Parte, e d’Ilio trionfa il forte Atride • La vittoria • KAISER LEOPOLD I: Amor preparami • MUFFAT: Courante • Sarabande • CONTI: Dolce amor • ANON.: Air à deux Clarinettes (2) • Prelude The prodigious flowering of musical culture in the Imperial Court of Vienna in the 17th and 18th centuries is undoubtedly a phenomenon unique in the history of the city: four successive emperors were active musicians in their leisure time, and also enjoyed excellent reputations as composers! This CD shows us their musical world, with music both by the emperors and by their court composers. Wonderful soprano Michaela Rieder performs a fine choice of arias from operas that were staged at the Viennese court. As the founding members of the Calamus Consort are specialists of the early clarinet, they have chosen to perform fascinating pieces that involve chalumeaux and 18th-century clarinets.

Calamus Consort

Un dolce affanno: Music at the Court of Vienna Cat # PAS 986 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Indésens

Release Date: September 11, 2012

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Claude DEBUSSY

Jean FRANÇAIX

Jérôme Pernoo: cello/Annick Roussin: violin/Pierre-Henri Xuereb: viola/Jean-Louis Beaumadier: flute/Elisabeth Rigollet: pianos/ Fabrice Pierre: harp/Ensemble La Follia

Jean Françaix: piano, director/Octet of France

The 3 Sonatas

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DEBUSSY: Danses sacrée et profane • Syrinx • Cello Sonata • Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp • Violin Sonata • Rhapsodie No. 1 for clarinet & piano A recording of Debussy’s sonatas featuring a distinguished team of soloists.

FRANÇAIX: Sring Quartet • Sonatina for violin & piano • Theme & Variations for clarinet & piano • Divertissement for piano & string trio • Dixtuor for string quintet & winds • Eight Bagatelles for piano and string quartet • Nonet after Mozart’s quintet K.452 • Octet for clarinet, French horn, bassoon and string quintet • Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet • Clarinet Quintet • L’heure du berger for piano & string quintet A three-CD set of chamber music featuring the composer himself on piano.

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Astor PIAZZOLLA

Thierry Gervais

Duo Intermezzo/Marielle Gars: piano/Sébastien Authemayou: bandoneon

Thierry Gervais, Allen Vizzutti: trumpets/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Spirit of Chicago Orchestra/Bastien Stil: conductor/ Brass & percussion ensemble of the Solistes de Paris/Les cordes de Paris/Paris Tuba Quartet/Quintette Utopia/David Riva: director

Balada para un loco

PIAZZOLLA: Michelangelo ’70 • Invierno Porteño • Libertango • Soledad • Balada para un loco • Ave Maria • Decarisimo • Chiquilin de Bachin • Adios Nonino A collection of Piazzolla’s works presented by Duo Intermezzo.

Trumpet Concertos

WASSILENKO: Concert-Poem in C Minor, Op. 113 • TOMASI: Semaine sainte à Cuzco • VIZZUTTI: Andante et capriccio • CHARLES: Mon papa, ne veut pas… • ZWILICH: Concerto for trumpet & 5 players • STIL: Suite retro A delightful adventure, featuring an eclectic selection of colorful tunes and arrangements.

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Gramola

Release Date: September 11, 2012 Frozen Fritz4 Igmar Jenner, Andreas Semlitsch: violins Simon Schellnegger: viola Sophie Abraham: cello GRUBER: 18 pieces for string quartet, including Apple John, Counting Sheep, and Gallows Humoresque These 18 compositions for string quartet, written by the long-standing bass player of the rock band OPUS, are intended to transport the listener to a distant garden. They are enthralling pieces with fascinating effects, cultivated from improvised music for the double bass, often with literary references, which immerse the listener in a realm of sound that can quench the thirst for tranquility and deceleration in these hectic and boisterous times. Frozen Fritz4 interprets entertaining works whose conception transforms the profound experiences from the composer’s 40 years as a musician, inviting the audience to participate in creating music through active listening.

Peter N. GRUBER

Ein ferner Garten: Music for String Quartet Cat # GLA 98940 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card, Box Lot 22 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Petra Stump, Heinz-Peter Linshalm, Reinhold Brunner: basset horns Milan Turkovic: ´ bassoon MOZART: Die Zauberflöte Divertimento for 3 basset horns & bassoon, K.620 • Le nozze di Figaro Divertimento for 3 basset horns & bassoon, K.492 • Divertimento No. 3, K.439 (K.Anh.229) • Adagio in F, K.410 With the support of Reinhold Brunner and Milan Turkovic, ´ on this CD the clarinet duo of Petra Stump & Heinz-Peter Linshalm present a program from the heyday of the basset horn. The beginning is provided by a comprehensive cross-section through Die Zauberflöte, K.620, the successful arrangements of which probably did not derive from Mozart’s own pen, despite his well-known predilection for the instrument, but from contemporaries. They also originate from recent years, including the one by Heinz-Peter Linshalm. The same applies to the Le nozze di Figaro Divertimento for three basset horns & bassoon, K.492, for which famous arias from the opera of the same name form the basis. By contrast, the Divertimento No. 3, K.439 (K.Anh.229) and the Adagio in F, K.410 undoubtedly constitute original works by Mozart for two basset horns and bassoon.

W.A. MOZART

Arrangements for Basset Horn & Bassoon Cat # GLA 98941 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 O-Card, Box Lot 22 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Paraty

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Roland de LASSUS

The Chamber Musicale of Albert the Magnificent Ensemble l’Echelle/Véronique Bourin: cantus/Lambert Colson: cornets/Sandie Griot: tenor sackbut/ Emmanuel Vigneron: dulcians/Caroline Marçot: alto, director/Charles Barbier: tenor, director LASSUS: 46 instrumental & vocal works for 2, 3, 4 & 5 voices This CD presents 46 instrumental and vocal works for 2, 3, 4, and 5 voices, including 32 world premiere recordings from sources printed between 1565 and 1604: Scotto, Gerlach, Berg, Le Roy & Ballard, and Heinrich. Cat # PTY 111114 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT INCLUDES WORLD PREMIERES

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Marcos PORTUGAL

Matinas do Natal: Rio de Janeiro 1811 Ensemble Turicum/Luiz Alves da Silva, Mathias Weibel: directors PORTUGAL: Matinas do Natal The French record label Paraty is pleased to announce the release of the world premiere recording of “Matinas do Natal” by Marcus Portugal. This monumental work, composed in Rio de Janeiro in 1811 and recorded here by the Turicum Ensemble, is the first sacred work by the composer to be successfully restored by musicologists. Cat # PTY 209108 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 18 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT world premiere

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J.S. BACH

Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord Emmanuelle Guigues: viola da gamba/Bruno Procopio: harpsichord J.S. BACH: Sonatas, BWV 1027–1029 • Italian Concerto, BWV 971

Cat # PTY 307112 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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These three sonatas present distinct characteristics of style and writing, the first two adopting the scheme of Church Sonata in the Corellian type, and the third evoking the frame of the Italianate concerto. The harpsichord is completely emancipated, never relegated to the role of simple accompanist, the right hand of the harpsichordist being employed as a second instrumental part next to the viola da gamba.


Release Date: September 11, 2012

Querstand

Gudrun Sidonie Otto: soprano Annette Markert: alto Patrick Grahl: tenor Tobias Hunger: tenor Daniel Ochoa: baritone Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus & Leipzig Vocal Consort Camerata Lipsiensis Gregor Meyer: director HILLER: The Destruction of Jerusalem This is the world premiere recording of this work, frequently performed in the 19th century but completely forgotten in the 20th century. It was recorded in Leipzig Gewandhaus, where the 1840 premiere took place, under the baton of Gregor Meyer, conductor of Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir.

Ferdinand HILLER

The Destruction of Jerusalem Cat # QUE 1202 Price Code: 2N (SRP $25.99) Number of Discs: 2 Slimbox, Box Lot 20 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT WORLD PREMIERE

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Johannes Unger: organ J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541 • Sonata in D minor, BWV 527 • L. NIELSEN: Organ Fantasy “Die Glocken des Nidarosdomes” • W. LLOYD WEBBER: Prelude from Three Recital Pieces for Organ • LISZT: Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” • SAINT-SAËNS: 2nd Fantaisie, Op. 101 • WIDOR: Toccata from Organ Symphony in F minor, Op. 42, No. 1 • MESSIAEN: Dieu parmi nous from La Nativité du Seigneur One of the largest organs in the German Ruhr area presents multifaceted playing possibilities! On his fifth solo CD for the Querstand label, Johannes Unger presents works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Messiaen, and more.

Johannes Unger

Klangwelten

Cat # QUE 1219 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 32 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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La Bottega Discantica

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Camerata Hermans

Il più misero amante: Italian Cantatas Camerata Hermans/Cristina Paolucci: soprano/Fabrio Ceccarelli: flute/Alessandra Montani: baroque cello/Fabio Ciofini: harpsichord, conductor STRADELLA: Il più misero amante • LOCATELLI: Flute Sonata in G, Op. 2, No. 4 • BERNABEI: Dal Regno d’Amore • VIVALDI: All’ombra di sospetto • NARDINI: Flute Sonata in G • CARISSIMI: Scrivete occhi dolente

Cat # BDI 140 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

During the 1700s, the century of the “affetti,” the history of the cantata coincided with that of drama through music and oratorio, adopting these forms with the new union of words and music. In fact, the adhesion to the poetic text in the cantata, which cannot rely on scenery and staging, but has the advantage of greater formal flexibility and variety, was perhaps the ideal form.

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Giuseppe VERDI & Giacomo PUCCINI Quartets

Quartetto di Roma/Marco Fiorini, Biancamaria Rapaccini: violins/Davide Toso: viola/Alessandra Montani: cello VERDI: Quartet in E Minor • PUCCINI: Crisantemi

Cat # BDI 195 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25

The particular interest and success of a project by Quartetto di Roma is revealed on this CD. Two great composers of 19th-century opera, Verdi and Puccini, approached the chamber quartet form, a symbol and prerogative of transalpine countries. All members of the Quartetto di Roma come from previous chamber music and concert experiences, and share the common desire to carry on the prestigious Italian string quartet tradition.

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Ildebrando PIZZETTI Canti della stagione alta

Bruno Canino: piano/Alda Caiello, Lorna Windsor: sopranos/Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali/ Antonio Ballista: conductor, piano/Le architetture in quartetto PIZZETTI: Canti della stagione alta (piano concerto) • Tre canzoni • Due canti d’amore • Preludio (l’ombra) • Foglio d’album

Cat # BDI 204 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT

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Ildebrando Pizzetti was a multi-faceted figure: composer, teacher, critic, and indefatigable musical organizer. In his impressive catalog of works, his compositions for piano occupy only a small part. In fact, his original compositions number about ten, and are short works from his youth. This fact gives even more relevance to his “Canti della stagione alta,” a concerto for piano and orchestra from 1930. This concerto, dedicated to Giuseppe De Robertis—who the composer had met at La Voce during his stay in Florence—was performed for the first time at the La Scala theatre in Milan, with the composer conducting and Carlo Vidusso at the piano.


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