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FALL 2012 COLLECTION

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Table of Contents

- AEON

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- ALPHA

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- FUGA LIBERA

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- OUTNOTE

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- PHI

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- RAMEE

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- RICERCAR

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- ZIG-ZAG TERRITOIRES

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- REWIND

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AECD 1226: ‘PLORER, GÉMIR, CRIER…’ Music in homage to Johannes Ockeghem († 1497) Diabolus in Musica – Antoine Guerber, cond.

Release: August 2012

The music of Johannes Ockeghem influenced, and even directly inspired, a considerable number of musicians, contemporaries or immediate successors of the master from Touraine. Many of those talented composers took one of his works as a model, thereby leaving eloquent testimony of the admiration they bore him. All paid him visits and contributed to popularizing his image as 'benevolent father' of this amazing caste of musician-singer-composers. The death of Ockeghem, at a highly respectable age in 1497, greatly moved this brilliant generation that ensured the transition between the Middle Ages and Renaissance and, of course, gave rise to the creation of deeply heartfelt musical works. Four motets of great stylistic variety, a complete polyphonic Mass, and an extraordinary poem of lamentation bring the moving homage by Johannes Ockeghem's friends and colleagues back to life. These works represent the apogee of Franco-Flemish counterpoint and illustrate the imperceptible shift that occurred between the Middle Ages and Renaissance, thanks to this sublime music, sublimated by the death of the great master. Here, in keeping with the tradition of the great cathedrals and collegiate churches, the works are sung a cappella, with one or two singers per part, depending on the work.

Diabolus in Musica is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

Since 1992, a small but faithful team of impassioned musicians around Antoine Guerber has been recreating the extraordinary music of that intriguing, fascinating era so far away: the Middle Ages. http://www.diabolusinmusica.fr/ http://vimeo.com/38214031

AECD 1221: THIBAUT DE CHAMPAGNE The King's Songbook Courtly love and chivalry in the 13th century Ensemble Alla Francesca – Brigitte Lesne, dir.

Release: September 2012

Mentioned by Dante as one of 'the most illustrious poets of his time, Thibaut de Champagne (1201-1253), also called 'Thibaut the Songwriter', was one of France's greatest trouvères (or 'musician-poet' in langue d’oïl). He left us some sixty songs, cultivating extremely varied musical genres: songs of love and of the crusades, pastourelles, hymns to the Virgin… Count of Champagne and King of Navarre, grandson of Marie de France and great-grandson of Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was chosen by the Holy See and numerous barons to lead a new crusade in 1239. A seal from 1226 portrays him on horseback, brandishing his sword. Through the oeuvre of Thibaut de Champagne, the ensemble Alla Francesca, directed by Brigitte Lesne, offers us a fascinating approach to this chivalrous aspect of the mediaeval universe. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alla+francesca+live+1&oq=alla+francesca+live+1&aq=f&aqi=& aql=&gs_l=youtube.3...196.4968.0.5340.21.14.0.7.7.0.78.862.14.14.0...0.0.jEGeJcGaQqc

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AECD 1230: J. CORIGLIANO / E. CARTER American Clarinet Concertos Eddy Vanoosthuyse, clarinet – Brussels Philharmonic Paul Meyer, cond.

Release: October 2012

America has place of honour on this disc! Up-to-date American music, served by top-level artists: these two works are stylistically emblematic of the musical wealth of the American continent. John Corigliano's Clarinet Concerto of 1977 provides the soloist with a demonstration of virtuosity in which he plays the role of the valiant hero braving the storm, the turbulent musical matter of the orchestra flashing like lightning amidst the discordant detonations of the horns and thunderbolts of the percussion. But quite quickly the tumult gives way to dreams, with a purely melancholic power of the music of the American master, occasionally evoking the most moving passages of his Violin Concerto, which served François Girard's film; The Red Violin (Oscar for Best Film Music, 1999). Another style, another way of introducing narrative, Elliott Carter's Concerto, composed twenty years later, in 1997, appears as veritable dramatic art in music, with each instrument being treated individually. The composer also deals with concerto form in a new way, having the soloist carry on a dialogue alternatively with each of the instrumental groups, independent of one another and arranged in a semi-circle. The writing in this work displays both virtuosity and precision in the articulations and accents. Elliott Carter, whose 104th birthday is being celebrated this year, is doubtless one of the most inventive composers of our time. Two worlds, two visions glorified by the clarinet of Eddy Vanoosthuyse under the direction of Paul Meyer. Interview with Elliott Carter – 100 years old in 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzs8Ov2p-Rc

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ALPHA 533: ‘NUEVA ESPAÑA’ Traditional songs and dances Mare Nostrum Andrea De Carlo, viola da gamba, cond.

Release: August 2012

A Baroque journey. The Mare Nostrum ensemble (directed by Andrea De Carlo) and Nora Tabbush (worthy successor to Montserrat Figueras) exhume treasures from Spanish songbooks. Their approach combines instruments both early (viola da gamba, cornet, etc.)and traditional, to recreate the colours of the songs and dances that gave rhythm to life in New Spain… Nueva España was the Spanish vice-royalty that, from 1535 to 1821, covered an area that included the future American states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, stretching as far as Costa Rica in Central America, with Mexico City as its capital. New Spain not only administered the territories within those boundaries but also the archipelago of the Philippines in Asia and various minor islands in Oceania, such as Guam.

ALPHA 188: J. S. BACH Mass in B minor An original version of the Mass, in its brevis form Ensemble Pygmalion – Raphaël Pichon, cond.

Release: September 2012

The Ensemble Pygmalion continues its interpretative work on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, proposing the Mass in B minor, BWV 232 in its version of 1733. The Magnificat in D major, one of Bach's most popular sacred works, composed c.1730, begins and ends with two powerful choral movements between which vocal and instrumental soloists carry on a dialogue in keeping with formulas that are continually varied, displaying an astounding richness of invention. Pygmalion's first recording for Alpha, with Bach's Missae Breves BWV 234 and 235 (ALPHA 130) was received very enthusiastically by the critics and awarded, in particular, the Diapason d'Or of the Year 2008 and the Orphée d'Or 2008 by the Académie du Disque Lyrique. Given the work's historical importance, this third recording by the ensemble is also the occasion for Raphaël Pichon to show the extent of his maturity, placing him in the front rank of today's young conductors.

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ALPHA 602: GABRIEL FAURÉ (III) Piano Quintets, Op. 89 & 115 Eric Le Sage, piano - Ebène Quartet

Release: September 2012

In a genre laid down by Boccherini and represented in the 19th century by Schumann, Brahms and Franck, Gabriel Fauré would produce two different scores, far from his first Romances or the evanescent 'lullaby of death' that is the Requiem. His Piano Quintet, Op. 89 remains little known, due as much to its construction as to its history. However, considered 'one of the master's most beautiful works' by Koechlin, it serves as a transition towards Fauré's final stylistic period. The Opus 115 is one of the composer's last scores, surprisingly less melancholic than its predecessor. At the dusk of his existence, Fauré demonstrates his sovereign mastery and prodigious creative power, giving French chamber music, which he served so well, one of its finest monuments.

ALPHA 532: ‘STORIE DI NAPOLI ‘ Neapolitan music from the Renaissance to the 20th century Marco Beasley Accordone – Guido Morini, cond.

This programme of Neapolitan music, covering a vast historical span (from the Renaissance to the 20th century) is a 'manifesto' of the musical influences that have nurtured Marco Beasley. Guido Morini's arrangements, written especially for him, make the programme particularly appealing. In addition, it offers an original coherence by setting up 'bridges' between genres that are sometimes opposed from a musicological point of view but which have continued to provide food each other. For the first time, the musician explores the paths of crossover in the broadest sense and without complex: here, Marco Beasley confirms his nickname of 'the Baroque crooner' con brio. He also opens up new ways, proposing original orchestrations and making his a part of the colossal heritage that has influenced the modern cultures of the western world.

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Release: October 2012


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ALPHA 813: ROBERT SCHUMANN Complete solo piano music (13 CDs – rerelease) Eric Le Sage, piano

Release: October 2012

A great Romantic journey. Winner of Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, this set brings together Robert Schumann's complete works for solo piano. This great cycle benefited from having been recorded in the unique acoustics of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, by the same recording engineer, Jean-Marc Laisné. Sales of the 13 CDs comprising this set have exceeded 20,000 copies round the world. This complete recording is now acknowledged as a reference and, at the same time, an important step in the artistic life of pianist Eric le Sage.

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FUG 594: EDOUARD LALO Symphonie espagnole, Sonata for violin and piano, Guitare Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, violin Sinfonia Varsovia – Augustin Dumay, cond. Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Release: September 2012

For this sixth volume of Fuga Libera's collection 'Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth', we again find the magnificent Sinfonia Varsovia under the direction of Augustin Dumay, whose disciple Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has the place of honour, as in the rd Vieuxtemps set (FUG 575) where he excelled in the 3 Concerto. Winner of the Sibelius and Fritz Kreisler competitions in 2010, and prize-winner at the Tchaikovsky, Queen Elisabeth and Montreal competitions, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is one of the surest talents of his generation. Here he offers a particularly welcome programme since, alongside the famous, colourful Symphonie espagnole, we find pieces that are infinitely less well known, such as the Sonata for violin and piano in which Jean-Philippe Collard matches the young Russian violinist with sparkling keyboard playing: the occasion to recall that Lalo was a pioneer of chamber music in France.

FUG 595: CLAUDE DEBUSSY Release: September 2012 Quartet - Op. 10, Trio, Danses (version with chromatic harp), Danses (version with piano) Daniel Blumenthal, piano Francette Bartholomée, Pleyel chromatic harp Danel Quartet (Marc Danel, 1st violin, Gilles Millet, 2nd violin, Vlad Bogdanas, viola, Guy Danel, cello) The Danel Quartet has marked these past few years with two complete cycles of reference: Shostakovich and Weinberg. But the genes are French, and Debussy is the mother tongue. Paying homage to the composer of Pelléas in 2012 was all the more natural in that the quartet is based in Brussels, a city that played an important role in the composer's development. The Quartet, dedicated to the Ysaÿe Quartet, was played there in the winter of 1894; and the Danses were commissioned by the Brussels Royal Conservatory for its chromatic harp class, a magical instrument of which Francette Bartholomée is the attentive guardian. As for the Trio, a youthful score long ignored, its resurrection owes something to Daniel Blumenthal. So it is into their garden that the performers invite us to savour a refined repast.

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FUG 596: CESAR FRANCK Symphony in D minor Ce qu’on entend sur la montagne Ballet music from Hulda Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Arming, cond.

Release: October 2012

Fuga Libera is pleased to present Christian Arming, the new conductor and artistic director of the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. For this recording project with Liège, the Austrian conductor gives his point of view on the musical spirit of the Franco-Belgian composer César Franck. Opening the disc is the great Symphony in D minor by the master from Liège, followed by two rare works: the symphonic poem Ce qu’on entend sur la montagne and the ballet music from the opera Hulda. Ce qu’on entend sur la montagne (64 handwritten pages) takes inspiration from Victor Hugo's homonymous poem. This 1846 score might very well constitute the first symphonic poem in history. Although Liszt indeed undertook the composition of a similar work – on the same poem –, he would wait until 1849-50 to put the final touches to it and entitle it ‘Bergsinfonie’. The ballet music from the opera Hulda, entitled 'The Struggle of Winter and Springtime’, is organized in five movements, adopting the form of a symphony. Franck said about it: 'I believe that the ballet from Hulda is a very good thing and I am happy with it; I have just played it… and I danced!'

FUG 597: M. RAVEL – C. FRANCK – C. DEBUSSY Sonatas for violin and piano Yu-Chien Tseng, violin Inga Dzekster, piano

Release: November 2012

Fuga Libera is happy to announce the beginning of a collaboration with the young Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Tseng, 5th prizewinner of the Reine Elisabeth Violin Competition. During that competition, Yu-Chien 'Benny' Tseng managed to convince both the audience (he won both audience prizes!) and the jury with his personal, poetic interpretations of pieces such as the Brahms Concerto and Ravel's Violin Sonata. For his first recording, Yu-Chien Tseng has chosen a few of his favourite violin sonatas (Franck, Ravel and Debussy), which he recorded in the magnificent Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels. His 'partner in crime' is the Russian pianist Inga Dzekster. They met at the Tchaikovsky Competition and are getting ready to tell us a moving, personal musical story.

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OTN 019: StĂŠphane GALLAND 'LOBI' StĂŠphane Galland (Belgium), drums Tigran Hamasyan (Armenia), piano Misirli Ahmet (Turkey), percussion Magic Malik (Guadeloupe, France), flute, vocals Carles Benavent (Spain), bass Petar Ralchev (Bulgaria), accordion

Release: October 2012

The encounter of six exceptional musicians on a project tinged with World Music and contemporary jazz. The Lobi project is nurtured on elements borrowed from multiple ancestral traditions treated in a contemporary way, in which the diversity of experience of the musicians involved gives rise to a unique sound entity. The word Lobi comes from Lingala (language of the Congo) and means both yesterday and tomorrow. Lobi is used to place an event in the past or future, depending on the context of the sentence. It ideally defines this project, which aims at linking tradition and future in musical expression.

OTN 016: Jean-Paul CELEA Trio 'YES ORNETTE!' Jean-Paul Celea, bass Emile Parisien, soprano saxophone Wolfgang Reisinger, drums

Release: October 2012

The theme of this disc, devoted to Ornette Coleman, includes historic and unpublished compositions by the saxophonist whose melodic invention and rhythmic flexibility offer the Trio's musicians and, in particular, bass-player Jean-Paul Celea, great freedom of execution and an exceptional area for harmonic invention.

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OTN 017: Stéphane KERECKI 'SOUND ARCHITECTS' Stéphane Kerecki, bass Bojan Z, piano Tony Malaby, saxophone Matthieu Donarier, saxophone Thomas Grimmonprez, drums

Release: October 2012

Stéphane Kerecki returns to his favourite partners (Matthieu Donarier, sax, Thomas Grimmonprez, drums) from his original trio, inviting saxophonist Tony Malaby again and, for the first time, pianist Bojan Z. This new group, combining the Fender Rhodes piano with two saxophones, enables Stéphane Kerecki to explore new sonorities and broaden his field of creativity. On this occasion, he has again written most of the compositions in which we detect new directions, evoking, in particular, the Serbian origins that he shares with the pianist Bojan Z.

OTN 018: Jean-Pierre MAS ‘LATINALMA’ Jean-Pierre Mas, piano Sheyla Costa (Brazil), vocals Elvita Delgado (Venezuela), vocals Juan José Mosalini (Argentina), bandoneon Pierre Barouh, narrator

Release: November 2012

With this disc, Jean-Pierre Mas, long fascinated by Brazilian music, seeks to express his love for all of South America. The pianist composed most of the music, evoking almost all the continent's genres: tango, paso doble, samba, bossa nova, bolero... In Latinalma, we discover the particularly gripping and moving voices of Sheyla Costa and Elvita Delgado; on bandoneon we again find the great Juan José Mosalini; and also the voice of Pierre Barouh in the poetry of Vinicius de Moraes.

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LPH 006: J. S. BACH Leipzig Cantatas 1723 „Ach süßer Trost!“ Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe BWV 25 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz? BWV 138 Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht BWV 105 Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei BWV 46

Release: September 2012

Hana Blazikova – Damien Guillon – Thomas Hobbs – Peter Kooij Collegium Vocale Gent Philippe Herreweghe, cond. The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach's activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore, above all, the composer's obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed the musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine 'cantor's music' but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent is interpreting a few cantatas (BWV 25 and 46) for the first time.

LPH 007: L. VAN BEETHOVEN Release: November 2012 Missa Solemnis Marlis Petersen – Gerhild Romberger Benjamin Hulett – David Wilson-Johnson Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées – Philippe Herreweghe, cond. The Collegium Vocale Gent and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées interpret Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for PHI. This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach's Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven's longest work and assuredly the one that demanded the most work. The composer even considered the Mass his finest work. Philippe Herreweghe shares this opinion and judges the Missa Solemnis to be one of the apogees in the history of classical music. With four superb soloists, a refined chorus and orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe invites us to a thoroughly transcendental experience.

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RAM 1201: ‘AU JOLY BOIS’ Release: August 2012 An anthology of the Renaissance and Baroque repertoires for flute and lute Sermisy, Palestrina, van Wilder, Bassano, Caccini, Frescobaldi, de Courville, de Visée, Hotteterre… Kate Clark, transverse flutes – Nigel North, lute and theorbo At a time when thousands of recordings bear witness to the glorious history of the flute as a solo, chamber or orchestral instrument as well as a marvellous vector of jazz, it is difficult to imagine that this instrument has not always had its own identity and repertoire. In truth, up until the 18th century there was no flute repertoire, strictly speaking. Until then, the flute was merely one of the 'bas' (soft) instruments, intended for indoor music of all sorts. In fact, vocal polyphony represented, by far, the major part of what instrumentalists played, for their humble task was the imitation of the human voice – the sole instrument made by God. Thus, instrumental music long remained in the shadow of vocal music. One development in particular was characteristic of musical practice in the 16th century and seems to prefigure the role that instruments would play in the future: that of improvised virtuosic ornamentation, known as 'diminutions' or 'divisions', on a simple melodic line drawn from a polyphonic vocal piece, whereas the other voices are played on the lute. The perfect balance between equal parts is lost, but the tremendous power of a magnificently-worked melody blooms, and the lute underpins the whole with harmony full of life and rhythmic complexity.

RAM 1203: ‘LUZ DEL ALVA’ Spanish songs from the Early Renaissance Arianna Savall, soprano & Petter Johansen, tenor – La Morra

Release: September 2012

The regency of the Catholic monarchs in the late 15th and early 16th centuries began Spain's power and prosperity in modern Europe. Those were the days of Christopher Columbus's expeditions and discoveries of the New World, as well as of the wars of Grenada and the Jews' expulsion from Spain... This eventful period in Spanish history left a rich musical heritage. A large portion of this vast repertoire of the secular Spanish art song is written on erotic texts, political propaganda, philosophical and devotional texts and was noted down in the well-known manuscript Cancionero Musical de Palacio (currently in the Royal Library in Madrid). With more than 450 pieces composed over a number of decades by several generations of anonymous or identified composers, the Cancionero Musical de Palacio 'towers above every other secular monument in the musical history of the Spanish Renaissance' (Robert Stevenson). Arianna Savall, Petter Johansen, Corina Marti, Michal Gondko and Tore Eketorp have joined forces to offer their public the gems of this incredibly beautiful music, which – according to contemporary accounts – was all rage amongst members of the Spanish aristocracy at the beginning of the Renaissance.

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RAM 1202: ‘VIOLIN CONCERTOS’ Jean-Marie Leclair Luis Otavio Santos, violin Les Muffatti – Peter Van Heyghen, cond.

Release: October 2012

Few French musicians of the 18th century were as appreciated, admired and hailed during their lifetime as was the virtuoso violinist from Lyons Jean-Marie Leclair. In 1753, he was described in Mercure de France as 'the most famous artist that France has had for purely instrumental music'. Three years after his tragic death – he was murdered in 1764 by a jealous nephew –, Charles Henry de Blainville remembered him as 'the Corelli of France', where he was thus celebrated up until the early 19th century. In 1754, Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg placed Leclair on the level of Telemann, Handel and members of the Bach family in terms of harmony and counterpoint; and for Francesco Galeazzi, he was, in 1790, the sole Frenchman on the list of principal masters of the violin in 18th-century Europe, alongside such major names as Corelli, Vivaldi, Somis, Locatelli, Geminiani, Tartini and Stamitz. The Opus 7 concertos can thus be considered the crowning achievement and a sublime summary of Leclair's talents as a virtuoso and composer, one of the greatest of his era. Fireworks of wit and virtuosity, with the brilliant violinist Luis Otavio Santos (Diapason d'Or for his album of th Leclair Sonatas released by Ramée) and Les Muffatti (5 album for Ramée), under the magic wand of Peter Van Heyghen.

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RIC 327: ANTOINE DAUVERGNE La Vénitienne (2 CDs) Kathia Velletaz, Bénédicte Tauran, Kareen Durand, Isabelle Cals, Matthias Vidal, Alain Buet Les Agréments – Guy van Waas, cond.

Release: September 2012

In his last lyric work, La Vénitienne, Dauvergne renounces the established genres of tragédie lyrique and opéra-ballet and turns to comic theatre. On an old libretto dating from the reign of Louis XIV (1705), he brings his finest skills to bear and carries out a synthesis of the modernities of his time: Rameau, Pergolesi, Grétry, and Mondonville seem to have combined their pens to sign this work that is in turn tragic, tender and burlesque. The virtuosity of the arias, the inventiveness of the ballets, and the pomp of a large orchestra combine with the piquant wit of the Age of Enlightenment.

RIC 328 : ‘AMOURS, DANSES ET FETES AU MOYEN-AGE’ (7 CDs) Millenarium Namur Chamber Choir

Release: October 2012

The ensemble MILLENARIUM has recorded several discs for RICERCAR devoted to the secular monodic repertoire of the Middle Ages. These are brought together here to give a very complete view of the secular part of mediaeval music, at a time when the only religious music was Gregorian chant. Here are to be found the principal sources of this repertoire: songs of the troubadours and trouvères, tender or bawdy pieces from the famous Carmina Burana manuscript, and from the same anthology, the reconstruction of the Messe des joueurs. It was in that monodic tradition that the famous Llibre Vermell of the Abbey of Montserrat was also composed, bringing together the songs of the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela. The disc Danza is devoted to the little-known repertoire of mediaeval dance music and instrumental pieces that provoke an irresistible urge to dance! The album is completed by the remarkable recording of pieces for organetto made by the two founding members of Millenarium, Christophe Deslignes (organetto) and Thierry Gomar (percussion).

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RIC 329: A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS (3 CDs) Release: October 2012 W. Byrd, M. Praetorius, D. Buxtehude, P. Bödecker, T. Merula, C. Monteverdi, I. Donati, M. Cazzati, A. Corelli, E. du Caurroy, H. Du Mont, C.-L. Daquin… Namur Chamber Choir, La Fenice, Ricercar Consort, Bernard Foccroulle, Syntagma Amici, Mare Nostrum, James Bowman, Maria-Christina Kiehr… The celebration of the Nativity has always been a source of inspiration for composers. The different elements of the evangelical narrative evoke numerous images: tender feelings before the Baby Jesus; the gentleness of his mother, the Virgin Mary; the procession of the three Wise Men; the angelic choirs in Heaven; and these shepherds gathered in the manger. All that appears in the musical repertoire linked to this holiday, as well as the presence of colourful instrumentations and themes connected to folk traditions. This set, released by Ricercar, brings together all these elements, drawn from the repertoires of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

RIC 331: ADRIAN WILLAERT Chansons, Madrigaux, Villanelles Romanesque Kathelijne VAN LAETHEM, soprano Philippe MALFEYT, cond.

Release: Octobre 2012

RICERCAR could not miss Willaert’s anniversary… This recording of Willaert’s secular repertoire gives us a very different vision of his work, compared to his religious music well illustrated by the Vespro della Beata Vergine recording (RIC 325). Here, we can appreciate a musician singing love with sweetness, describing pleasures of the life with a little smile, even sometimes with a bit of salacity. Recorded by Romanesque in 1994, this CD can be listened to with a lot of pleasure.

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RIC 330: ‘The Birth of the Sonata in France’ F. COUPERIN: La Sultane, La Steinquerque, La Pucelle, La Visionnaire, La Superbe, La Convalescente Les Dominos – Florence Malgoire, cond. After the success of the disc devoted to the Sonatas of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Florence Malgoire's ensemble Les Dominos explores the repertoire of the first French sonatas. All these works date from the 1680s, a period when the style of Italian sonatas was discovered in France and practiced a bit in secret. In addition to Charpentier's imposing Sonate à 8 (of which there had been no recording since the one released by RICERCAR... in 1983!), this album brings together the complete Sonatas of François Couperin. Four of them are the original versions of the Sonatas that he would later integrate into Les Nations. This collection of all his sonatas is a first, all the more so since La Convalescente will be a world premiere, having only been rediscovered recently in a manuscript copy in Germany.

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ZZT 314: ‘LA PORTE DE FÉLICITÉ’ Doulce mémoire – Denis Raisin-Dadre, dir.; Ensemble Kudsi Erguner

Release: September 2012

This disc tells a story, that of the relations between musicians of the Ottoman court and European musicians who had settled across the way, on the Galata hill, at the time of the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The programme opens on the Christian side with the motet of lamentation composed by Guillaume Dufay precisely in 1453, Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae, dazzling testimony to the repercussions of this fall throughout the Occident. On the Ottoman side, the court musicians respond with an original repertoire, a synthesis of all the influences present at the Sublime Porte. After the time of war and conquest comes the time of exchanges: on the spot, relations between Christian and Muslim communities are not bad, business continues. In Galata, in the Latin quarter, Italian players of the pifari (Renaissance oboe) take up the repertoire of the Janissaries, written for the zurna (Ottoman oboe); flautists listen, take inspiration and carry on a dialogue with the preludes (taksim) played on the ney; lutenists respond to ūd players.

ZZT 311: MAURICE RAVEL Boléro, La Valse, Alborada del gracioso, Shéhérazade K. Deshayes, soprano Orch. Phil. du Luxembourg – E. Krivine, cond.

Release: September 2012

The beginning of a collaboration between ZZT, Emmanuel Krivine and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, with an exceptional guest: Karine Deshayes. This disc brings together some of Maurice Ravel's most popular scores, in particular the Bolero, and Karine Deshayes gives a highly moving interpretation of Shéhérazade, in the tradition of the great Régine Crespin, which the latter had mentioned herself. Coming in 2013: Pictures at an Exhibition.

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ZZT 310: ‘NUOVA STAGIONE’ VIVALDI: Concerti Gli Incogniti – Amandine Beyer, violin and cond.

Release: September 2012

After a recording of The Four Seasons that was awarded several distinctions (ZZT 080803), Amandine Beyer and her ensemble come back to Vivaldi with a selection of concerti. 'Effervescence, humour, lyricism, explosion, concentration, contemplation, impatience, energy... The list could go on forever. Words escape me when trying to determine what fascinates in Antonio Vivaldi's music. This disc represents our particular homage to this ever so generous composer, who gratifies musicians by putting into their hands fabulous tools of diversity, emotion and effectiveness.' Amandine Beyer

ZZT 313: CLAUDE DEBUSSY La Mer, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Images Anima Eterna Brugge – Jos van Immerseel, cond.

Release: October 2012

After discs devoted to Ravel and Poulenc (ZZT 060901 & ZZT 110403 critical and popular successes, the latter measured in sales), Jos van Immerseel returns to French music, tackling Debussy and his most famous orchestral works. This he does well, of course, relying on historic instruments with the aim of blending a singular vision of these scores with a highly rigorous approach.

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ZZT 308 : FRANZ SCHUBERT Complete Symphonies (re-release – 4 CD set) Anima Eterna Brugge – Jos van Immerseel, dir.

Release: October 2012

In the course of the 1996-97 season, Anima Eterna played and recorded Schubert's complete symphonies in the particularly innovative interpretation of their conductor, Jos van Immerseel. This interpretation, based on the study of Schubert's manuscripts and on the instruments used at the time of their first performance, allows us to discover sound colours that combine freshness and profundity. Upon its initial release, this series of 4 CDs was recognized internationally as a new reference.

ZZT 315 (4 CDs): L. VAN BEETHOVEN The Complete Quartets, vol. 1 (4 CD set) Belcea Quartet

Release: October 2012

In 2001, Zig-Zag Territoires had already perceived the singularity as well as the potential of this ensemble, which had just won the Bordeaux International Quartet Competition. That first encounter had resulted in a very fine disc devoted to the quartets of Janáček, widely hailed by the critics (Diapason d’Or). In the ensuing eleven years, the Belcea Quartet built up a large repertoire and initiated a discography with our colleagues at EMI that attracted considerable attention. Thus this is a particularly propitious moment to implement a new, confident, long-term partnership between Belcea and ZZT. This collaboration is beginning with a complete recording of the Beethoven Quartets, a founding cycle if ever there was one. The Belcea Quartet began a worldwide tour focussing on this cycle that will continue through the end of the 2012-13 season.

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ZZT 312: J. C. BACH Zanaida – an opera premiered in London in 1763 Opera Fuoco – David Stern, cond.

Release: October 2012

After a long war, Soliman, the Turkish emperor, and Tamasse, the Persian sophi, decide to seal the peace between their two countries and, to this end, exchange hostages. The preliminary treaty stipulates that, in order to make this alliance more solid, Tamasse will wed Zanaida, Soliman's daughter. Meanwhile, the sophi falls in love with Osira, a Persian hostage sent by the emperor. The future Turkish bride arrives in Isfahan with a magnificent retinue. This is where the action of this opera begins, the plot skilfully mixing Tamasse's infidelity, Zanaida's magnanimity, the ambition of Roselane and Osira, and Mustafa's honesty. A particularly appealing opera by the fourth and last of Johann Sebastian's sons whose life was atypical for a Bach, carrying out his career not in Germany but in Italy and England.

ZZT 316: ITALIAN BAROQUE CONCERTOS & SONATAS Special project (re-release – 7 CDs) Gli Incogniti – Amandine Beyer, cond. Ensemble 415 – Chiara Banchini, cond.

Release: November 2012

This set brings together the recordings of Italian music by Chiara Banchini and Amandine Beyer: Geminiani (12 concerti grossi), Vivaldi (concertos for 4 violins, Four Seasons), Valentini (concerti grossi), Leo / Porpora (Neapolitan concertos)… It is symbolic of a filiation between the two artists, Amandine Beyer having, moreover, succeeded Chiara Banchini as professor of Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum in Basle, Switzerland. It will be even better perceived as it follows Bach's Sonatas for solo violin by Amandine Beyer and his Sonatas for violin and keyboard by Chiara Banchini, both having received a Diapason d’Or. It should be noted that this set includes the re-release of Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Amandine Beyer.

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ZZT 306: MOZART Pieces for two pianos Alexei Lubimov, Yury Martynov, pianos

Release: November 2012

This is the union of two ZZT artists for a disc that includes an original work (the Sonata in D major) and transcriptions for two pianos. Recorded on two historic instruments from the collection of Edwin Beunk, this disc is an operatic and symphonic conversation. It is also the illustration of the highly fruitful collaboration of two singular pianists as well as a new recording with Yury Martynov, who earned a 'Choc' de Classica for his Beethoven-Liszt disc.

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REWIND

Great recordings at attractive prices

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OUTLINE -

A mid-price collection, reprising some of the finest items from the Outhere labels A collection intended for both the general public (opportunity to begin or continue one's discovery of the riches of classical music) and for connoisseurs (opportunity to procure important recordings at low prices from labels they are well familiar with) An initial release of 11 CDs, on 23rd October 2012; then in the spring of 2013, 12 more references Nice packaging, with an Internet link to download the texts of the original sleeve A system of location by thumbnail: styles (early music – baroque – classical – romantic – modern – contemporary – jazz/world), genres (opera, vocal, orchestra, concerto, chamber music, sacred music, recital)

THE FIRST 11 CDs REW 500 : REW 501 : REW 502 : REW 503 : REW 504 : REW 505 : REW 506 : REW 507 : REW 508 : REW 509 : REW 510 :

Bach: Toccatas & Fantasias for Organ / Bernard Foccroulle (organ) Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner / Felicity Lott, Schumann Quartet J. S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas / Hélène Schmitt, violin – Vol.I Nobody’s Jig / Les Witches Joseph Haydn: Trios for Nicolaus Esterhazy / Rincontro Johann Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas & Overtures / Anima Eterna Brugge Franz Schubert : Quintette « La Truite » (Quintet « TheTrout ») D. Scarlatti: Sonatas / Racha Arodaky, piano Astor Piazzolla: Adios Noniño / Astoria Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1, 4 & 3 / Abdel Rahman El Bacha Mauricio Kagel / Alexandre Tharaud

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