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Label of the Month Cantaloupe Music was created in 2001 by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, who are the founders of Bang on a Canâ€”a Brooklyn-based organization with a long history of championing both emerging and established composers worldwide. The label maintains a vibrant and constantly growing catalog (currently more than 80 recordings) that represents the work of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, John Luther Adams, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Glenn Kotche and many more, and embraces adventurous new music in all its forms. Cantaloupe releases have received consistent coverage and Best of the Year mentions from the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, Time Out New York, Gramophone, the Guardian and numerous media outlets online, in print and over the airwaves.
Michael Gordon Julia Wolfe David Lang
Steve Reich Glenn Kotche John Luther Adams Bang on a Can All-Stars
ik Kl as s BR Total time : 65’04 2 CD PPD : 17,50€
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/BR-Chor/Haitink,Bernard / TILLING,CAMILLA/PADMORE,MARK
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900125 HAYDN,JOSEPH - Die Schopfung (The Creation)
Following Mahler’s Ninth and Bruckner’s Fifth, this live recording of Joseph Haydn’s «The Creation» is already the third CD recording to feature the masterly Bernard Haitink at the helm of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Haitink has been a guest conductor of the orchestra for over 50 years now. Haydn’s oratorio «The Creation», first performed in 1798, instantly became an established part of the repertoire and the greatest success the composer had ever experienced. Today, it still ranks as an important test for any ensemble of soloists, choir and orchestra. The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and its Choir joined forces for this recording, together with a team of renowned soloists. The solo parts of the three archangels are sung by renowned soprano Camilla Tilling, Mark Padmore, who can also be heard in the BR-KLASSIK recording of Britten’s «War Requiem», and bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann who, as a representative of the younger generation, is enjoying a remarkable operatic, lieder and concert career.
CA21100 LANG,DAVID - Love Fail ANONYMOUS 4 Composed by David Lang, love fail is a meditation on the timelessness of love that weaves together details from the story of Tristan and Isolde with more modern sources. The recording also spotlights the singular and magical sound of the vocal quartet Anonymous 4, whose longstanding commitment to medieval music and historical scholarship has been acclaimed worldwide. The music and libretto pull together narratives of love from such sources as Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner. love fail was commissioned by The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2012 Next Wave Festival, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, The Wake Forest University/Secrest Artists Series, and Hancher Performances at the University of Iowa.
C5144 CHAUSSON/ BRAHMS/HINDEMITH/… - Melancholy ASASELLO QUARTETT/DUCHONOVA,LUCIA/PAYER,ULRIKE
Melancholy, that wavering mood Heinrich Heine aptly captured in the line ‘I don’t know what it means that I am so sad’ in his poem Lorelei, has inspired countless artists, especially poets and musicians. Above all in the genre of song. this recital now presents a splendid selection, and the program offers many a find that is rather on the periphery of the customary song repertoire. Moreover, the palette of colour is expanded by the fact that the accompaniment is not only entrusted to the piano, but is also in a chamber music version. Mezzo-soprano Lucia Duchoňová hails from Trnava in western Slovakia. Her first solo CD featuring compositions by Joaquin Turina was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category ‘The Best Vocal Performance’ in 2010.
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RONCAGLIO,CHRISTIANE/BAYER,ANDRE/PREYER,HARTMUT/DA COSTA,MARIANO/ SOARES,MELO Whoever watches the Samba Schools parading in Rio de Janeiro nowadays many times does not perceive the Samba’s musical richness both as a musical and literary genre. This is due to the Samba Schools percussions rhythmic power that “submerges” the harmonic accompaniment and also the grandiose visual appeal. The Samba is, however, in its origins a very sophisticated musical form from a poetic, instrumental and harmonic viewpoint. A typical expression of urban popular culture whose origins go back to the most popular styles among Rio de Janeiro’s inhabitants, then the country’s capital city. Born in Blumenau, Brazil, Cristiane Roncaglio studied Classical Voice and also Photography. German as well as Italian opera, oratorios, and lieder belong to the wide scope of Cristiane Roncaglio´s repertoire. And yet, she is enthusiastic about Brazilian music, Bossa Nova as well as Música Popular Brasileira.
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C5201 BACH,CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL - Rondos & Fantasias SCHORNSCHEIM,CHRISTINE Christine Schornsheim about her recording: “I found it more exciting to concentrate only on a larger number of the Rondos and Fantasias, as the imaginative and improvisatory component interests me particularly. Moreover, every individual piece is a valuable and unique specimen…… I opted for a Tangentenflügel because Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s music is decidedly diverse in character. It is difficult to present it on only one of the possible instruments harpsichord, fortepiano or clavichord. In my view, what characterizes a Tangentenflügel is that it unites all the timbres of stringed period keyboard instruments, so to speak. It can sound as gentle as a clavichord, even the harpsichord can almost be imitated, and the sound of an early fortepiano can similarly be produced.”
CAR83022 MENDELSSOHN,FELIX - Schauspielmusiken : Incidental Music KAMMERCHOR STUTTGART/KLASSISCHE PHILHARMONIE STUTTGART/HOFKAPELLE STUTTGART/BERNIUS,FRIEDER Apart from his ingenious music for Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music for plays is still overshadowed by his symphonies and vocal works. With his hallmark recording of the complete oratorios and choral works, Frieder Bernius has long ago proved that should be considered one of the world’s Mendelssohn experts. Bernius has recorded three of the composer’s incidental music compositions in the past years, demonstrating the extraordinary quality of this far too little-known music. These highly praised recordings are now published for the first time in an attractive box.
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CAR83389 LAHUSEN/BANZER/KREISLER/… - Nachtgedanken : Nocturnal Thoughts
Total time : 65’15 1 CD PPD : 12,95€
Total time : 57’
The Calmus Ensemble and Elke Heidenreich became acquainted during an engagement on a cruise ship, and the idea of collaborating on a musical-literary project was born. The “Nachtgedanken” (Nocturnal Thoughts) deal with the thoughts that – sometimes unbidden – take possession of our minds during the night, be they more or less beautiful, stimulating or frightening, funny or sad. Music alternates with the spoken word. In addition to her own writings, Elke Heidenreich reads texts by Erich Kästner, Ludwig Tieck, Marcel Proust and others. The musical contributions consist almost entirely of music that was composed or arranged for the Calmus Ensemble: Harald Banter composed jazz ballads on poems by Charles Baudelaire and set Christian Morgenstern’s Galgenlieder to music. Sebastian Krause, who sings altus in the Calmus Ensemble, arranged several well-known chansons by Georg Kreisler for the ensemble. The result is a wonderful production, suitable for reveries and pleasure, pondering over and hearing again and again – not only on mellow summer evenings.
6.220574 NORGARD,PER - Symphonies 1+8 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC/ORAMO,SAKARI With this world premiere recording, the Vienna Philharmonic offers new perspectives on the most visionary voice of Nordic music and one of the greatest symphonists of our time, Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932). Conducted on this occasion by Finnish Sakari Oramo, these performances of Nørgård’s Symphonies 1 and 8 – two milestones composed with almost six decades between them – are the legendary orchestra’s first recording of new Nordic music.
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Total time : 70’24 1 CD PPD : 10,00€
MELCD1002207 PROKOFIEV,SERGUEI - Berlinskaya/Ancelle: Suites for two pianos BERLINSKAYA,LYUDMILA/ANSELL,ARTHUR This album is the first original project of Melodiya for the last twenty years that introduces a new generation of Russian music performers (by virtue of circumstances, Firma Melodiya has been re-releasing the recordings made in the former USSR). The piano duet of Lyudmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle was formed in 2011. They have won acclaim of the public and some leading musical periodicals for their concerts and recordings. Lyudmila Berlinskaya is a representative of a renowned musical dynasty, an Honoured Artist of Russia and grand prix winner of prestigious international competitions. Arthur Ancelle was born in Paris to an artistic family and has given concerts in France and overseas since 13. He is a well-known interpreter of 20th century music and an author of piano arrangements of symphonic works by various composers. This album features his piano transcriptions of two fragments from Romeo and Juliet. The transcriptions for two piano fragments from the ballet Cinderella featured on the album were made by the outstanding contemporary pianist Mikhail Pletnyov.
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Total time : 77’09+ 48’53+72’22 3 CD
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Total time : 63’43+77’25 2 CD PPD : 15,50€
ENSEMBLE PARTITA/IGONINA,YULIA The theme of the seasons remains topical for composers of any period, although the concertos by Antonio Vivaldi are still the most popular works on the subject. On this album they are complemented with an original reflection of the contemporary Russian composer Sergey Akhunov. Composed in the genre of violin concerto, The Seasons in five movements by Akhunov differs from Vivaldi’s work in terms of form and mood, and most probably refers to Kim Ki-duk’s motion picture of the same name. The Seasons of the 18th and 21st centuries are performed by Julia Igonina and Partita. Julia Igonina, one of the best representatives of the young generation of violinists, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, continued her studies as a trainee and assistant under professor Eduard Grach (she is currently his assistant) and also attended Shlomo Mintz’s master classes in Israel. Igonina is a prize winner of several international competitions and a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. She combines her solo concert career with the participation in the New Russian Quartet and actively collaborates with contemporary composers. Partita, the Ensemble of Soloists, includes young talented musicians who despite their relatively short artistic careers have played at some of the best venues of Russia and Europe to much critical acclaim and premiered a number of works composed specially for them by today’s composers.
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MELCD1002230 VIVALDI/AKHUNOV - The Seasons
MELCD1002234 Chopin/Schumann/Liszt VARTANIAN,VAZGEN Vazgen Vartanian is one of the brightest representatives of the new generation of the Russian pianistic school. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he has also studied at the Julliard School in New York where he was conferred the degree of Master of Fine Arts. At different times, Vartanian was a pupil of such famous masters as Lev Vlassenko, Dmitri Sakharov, Andrey Pisarev and Jerome Lowenthal. The geography of the pianist’s concerts is vast – he has played at some of the best venues of the world, including Lincoln Center in New York, USA, the Tohnhalle in Zurich, Switzerland, the Verdi Milan Conservatoire in Italy, the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea and others. “The God given talent”, “… one of the world’s outstanding virtuosi of the most intense individuality”, “His accomplishments are of a master” – are just some of the enthusiastic comments on Vazgen Vartanian from the media and fellow musicians. This release features three concert programmes of Vazgen Vartanian performed at the Big and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, as well as at the concert hall of the Russian Gnessin Music Academy in 2010 and 2011, and dedicated to the 200th anniversaries of three great composers of the romantic period – Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt. The recitals included four ballades and four scherzos by Chopin, Fantasy Pieces and Symphonic Etudes by Schumann, and Fragments from the first two volumes of Liszt’s Years of Pilgrimage.
MELCD1002237 CHOPIN/SCHUBERT/LISZT/SCRIABIN SOFRONITSKY,VLADIMIR “Piano poet” was the name given to Vladimir Sofronitsky by Heinrich Neuhaus, outstanding pianist and teacher. “You can ‘disagree’ with him, … however, you cannot but listen to him, – he wrote, – and when listening, you cannot help feeling and realising that this kind of art is extraordinary and unique, that it possesses traits of supreme beauty”… Vladimir Sofronitsky’s mastery is a comprehensive phenomenon of the 20th-century Russian music, which is difficult to fit into the Procrustean bed of “pianism”. Many performances by Sofronitsky (particularly those in the Scriabin museum and other small halls) were beyond ordinary “concerts” for the audience: listeners had a feeling of complete unity with the work, with the spiritual world of its author, embodiment of Music and Beauty… Being an unchallenged interpreter of works by Alexander Scriabin, seeming to hold the key to all secrets of his music, Sofronitsky was no less profound in embodying the worlds of the musical Romanticism, conceived the dramatic power of Beethoven`s sonatas, was a remarkable and ingenious interpreter of music by Sergei Prokofiev and other contemporary composers.
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Total time : 71’22+ 48’08+50’12 3 CD
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Total time : 57’30+53’46 2 CD PPD : 15,50€
This musician’s performance is notable for particular concentration and complete immersion in the musical element. His manner amazes with perfection of technique in the absence of external effects of any kind. Grigory Sokolov is one of the few contemporary pianists who always include intellectual piano masterpieces in their programmes, which requires a special mood from both the performer and the audience – Beethoven’s sonatas of the latter period, J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue, Brahms’s last pieces. Most of Sokolov’s recordings were made from live broadcasts in Leningrad/St. Petersburg and Moscow – he prefers concert performances to studio work. This set combines the large-scale dramatic canvases of Beethoven’s sonatas with the restless romantic heroics of Scriabin’s Third Sonata where Sokolov emphasizes the Promethean spirit without erasing the individuality of the Russian genius of the 20th century. However, what makes this set particularly interesting is Grigory Sokolov’s recordings of the works by his contemporary, Leningrad composer Boris Arapov. The piano sonata and concerto for violin, piano, percussion and chamber orchestra recorded by the pianist are released on Melodiya for the first time.
MELCD1002243 TCHAIKOWSKY,PIOTR ILLITCH - Sleeping Beauty THE USSR STATE ACADEMIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/SVETLANOV,EVGENY/ LYUBIMOV,A./SOKOLOV,V./FRIDGEYM,G. This ballet was finished in 1889 and has been one of the greatest masterpieces of musical and ballet art for more than a hundred years now. Tchaikovsky created the ballet in association with the outstanding ballet master Marius Petipa who later worked on The Nutcracker as well. “The matter is not only about slapping up some commonplace ballet music. I have the impudence to conceive a genre masterpiece”, Tchaikovsky wrote. The Sleeping Beauty stands out not only for its perfect synthesis of music and choreography inspired by the plot of Charles Perrot’s fairy tale. Tchaikovsky created a new type of “symphonized ballet” where the images evolve and the main idea of the victory of good over evil is realized through musical means. This is what makes The Sleeping Beauty so popular in concerts too, where it, as a rule, sounds as a symphonic suite. This recording made in 1980 by the USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov as part of the Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music presents a complete score of Tchaikovsky’ ballet, including the numbers usually omitted in the choreographic productions. You have a chance to hear a truly remarkable performance of The Sleeping Beauty as it was conceived by the composer.
MELCD1002247 MOLCHANOV,KIRILL - Dawns here are quiet CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF THE USSR BOLSHOI THEATRE/LAZAREV,A. Firma Melodiya presents a recording of Kirill Molchanov’s opera The Dawns Here Are Quiet. The composer of the opera attained his nationwide fame thanks to, first of all, his lyrical songs, which are now considered a golden repertoire for academic and popular singers alike (There Are So Many Golden Lights, No Hiding from People in the Village, Here Come the Soldiers, Heart, Be Quiet and many others). Meanwhile, Kirill Molchanov wrote eight operas to his own librettos, ballets Macbeth and Three Cards, and music for theatre productions and motion pictures, including true gems of the domestic cinematograph (It Happened in Penkovo, On Seven Winds, We’ll Live Till Monday). The opera is based on Boris Vasiliev’s short novel of the same name. It is a stirring story of a tragic demise of young female anti-aircraft gunners first published in 1969, which is still one of the most widely read books about the Great Patriotic War. In 1972, Stanislav Rostotsky’s famous film with music by Kirill Molchanov premiered in cinemas across the country. The opera is composed in a simple and accessible language. However, Zhenya’s romance to the poem Wait for Me by Konstantin Simonov is the most popular piece from the opera – without any direct link to the plot, this fragment is a generalized symbol of millions of people whose lives and feelings were cut short by the war.
SALZBURG MOZARTEUM ORCHESTRA/BOLTON,IVOR/MATTHEWS,SALLY/ GOELDNER,KATHARINE/OVENDEN,JEREMY The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra dedicates itself here to a “forgotten master”. In drastic, enigmatic images of the Apocalypse of St. John, Louis Spohr’s oratorio The Last Judgement deals with the fundamental questions of humanity: justice, responsibility and redemption. Shortly after its world premiere, one could say that this work was an international success. Since the Spohr Year of 2009 it has returned to concert stages all over the world and was performed brilliantly in Salzburg on 6 June 2013. OehmsClassics presents a live recording here of this concert from the Mozarteum.
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Total time : 41’59 1 SACD
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OC438 SPOHR,LOUIS - Die letzten Dinge: Oratorium nach worten der HL. Schrift
OC686 BRUCKNER,ANTON - Studien-Symphony HAMBURG STATE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA/YOUNG,SIMONE The Study Symphony is a summing-up of the craftsmanship acquired by Anton Bruckner – it did not particularly serve the development of his own artistic profile. “It is”, evaluates his biographer Matthias Hansen, “as if Bruckner – one last time – wanted to play through what he had learned, taking great trouble and care not to forget the slightest detail”. Here, Bruckner tested the limits of the classical-romantic models, according to Hansen, “with a ‘borrowed’ looseness and flexibility, even with elegance” that he then dropped with the Symphony No.0.
PPD : 11,50€
Total time : 57’17 1 CD PPD : 11,50€
ODE1249-2 RACHMANINOV,SERGUEI - Monna Vanna, Act 1.; Songs MOSCOW CONSERVATORY OPERA SOLOISTS, CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/ ASHKENAZY,VLADIMIR/ISOKOKI,SOILE Ondine releases a new recording of Sergei Rachmaninov’s (1873-1943) rarely heard unfinished opera Monna Vanna. In this recording the opera is performed on a newer edition by Gennadi Belov and conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, an iconic artist for many decades and an expert in Russian music. • Second part of this disc consists of seven songs by Rachmaninov (including the hauntingly beautiful Vocalise), featuring, as Ashkenazy’s personal wish, the Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski accompanied on the piano by Vladimir Ashkenazy. • Rachmaninov wrote the 1st Act of his Monna Vanna opera in 1907 while writing some of his major works: the Symphony No. 2 and Piano Sonata No. 1. It was the only major score that the composer took with him into his exile in the USA after the 1917 revolution. However, Rachmaninov never completed the work and upon his death the opera fragment fell into oblivion. The work was finally premiered in New York in 1984. • The opera, based upon a play by Maurice Maeterlinck, is performed in the recording by the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Students Choir and Opera Soloists. This is a premiere recording of the opera sung in Russian, the language in which Rachmaninov intended it to be performed.
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Total time : 65’03 1 CD PPD : 10,00€
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA/GALEANI,MARIO/NOWAK,GRZEGORZ Mario Galeani completes his successful recorded series of Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Piano Concerto No.3, often considered his most ambitious concerto. Mario Galeani is considered one of the most highly regarded Italian pianists, owing his musical formation to the well-known pianist Aldo Ciccolini. Conductor, Grzegorz Nowak, is the Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has worked closely with Galeani throughout this Beethoven series, both in live performance at Cadogan Hall and in recordings.
PPD : 10,00€
Total time : 53’52
RPOSP041 BEETHOVEN,LUDWIG VAN - Piano Concerto No.3: Moonlight Sonata
SSM1002 RAVEL/SAINT-SAENS - Orchestral Works - Organ Symphony SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/MORLOT,LUDOVIC/ADAM,JOSEPH Recorded live in concert, this disc features three of Ravel’s best-loved orchestral works, as well as an electrifying performance of Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, featuring Benaroya Hall’s magnificent 4,489-pipe Watjen Concert Organ — one of the finest concert organs in America. With naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range, these recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage. Digital content will be available in: stereo, 96k 24-bit high resolution, and 5.1 surround sound.
SSM1003 IVES/CARTER/GERSHWIN - Ives - Carter - Gershwin SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/MORLOT,LUDOVIC Two masterpieces from geniuses of early 20th-century American music — Ives and Gershwin. With eclectic influences of jazz club, church hall, military band and popular melody, these works amount to nothing less than a portrait of American musical styles. And standing as a delicate counterpoint is a touching document of the world premiere performances of Instances, Elliott Carter’s elegiac last orchestral work. With naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range, these recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage. Digital content will be available in: stereo, 96k 24-bit high resolution, and 5.1 surround sound.
SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/SEATTLE SYMPHONY CHORALE/ MORLOT,LUDOVIC/MCGILL Gabriel Fauré’s most beloved orchestral works are presented here in sumptuous sonics. With naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range, these recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage. +A rare recording of the choral version of the famous Pavane marks this as a definitive and necessary collection.
PPD : 10,00€
Total time : 57’33 1 CD
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Total time : 74’28 1 CD PPD : 8,85€
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SSM1004 FAURE,GABRIEL - Masques et Bergamasques
WS005 Johann Strauss WIENER SYMPHONIKER/HONECK,MANFRED The Viennese Waltz, the oldest of the ballroom society dances, emerged from the „German Dance“ and – possibly – also from the „Landler“ during the second half of the 18th century. In the numerous establishments of the Viennese suburbs, the ensembles of rivaling bandmasters Joseph Lanner (1801 – 1843) and Johann Strauss I (1804 – 1849) publicly played dance music and hence they may be considered as the actual „inventors“ of the Viennese Waltz as it is commonly understood and loved all over the world today. After the early death of Johann Strauss Sr., his oldest son Johann (1825 – 1899), the „Waltz King“, assumed leadership of the orchestra and diversified the area of activity significantly. The youngest of the sons of Strauss Sr., Eduard (1835 – 1916), also trained as a musician and joined his brother‘s ensemble at the age of 20. The middle son, Josef (1827 – 1870), had different plans for his life and became a technician. However, when in 1852 his brother returned from a concert tour completely exhausted, Josef needed to step in as conductor of the Strauss orchestra the following year. He composed his first waltz, believing it would be his last. Nevertheless, as his brother Johann travelled abroad more and more frequently, Josef needed to substitute for him in Vienna. At the same time, he took violin lessons, learned to compose properly and thus became a musician as well. As a composer he was certainly on par with his older brother. His dances often display a certain wistfulness and sometimes seem to come straight from Schubert.
TMK1026CD The Baroque Virtuoso TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA/LAMON,JEANNE Music Director of Tafelmusik since 1981, Jeanne Lamon has been loved by audiences, and praised by critics in Europe and North America for her virtuosity as a violinist and her brilliant musical leadership. Under her direction, Tafelmusik achieved international stature with over 80 recordings to its name, and with tours to over 350 international cities including invitations to the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world. Including beloved works such as “Summer” from The Four Seasons, the Bach Concerto in d minor for two violins and a diverse selection of baroque repertoire, this Special Edition CD was selected by Jeanne Lamon, and features her in virtuoso concertos from 1991 to 2011 for Sony Classical and Analekta – to be released in this special commemorative edition on the Tafelmusik Media label. This will be Jeanne Lamon’s final year as full-time Music Director of Tafelmusik, and this CD is in celebration of her exceptional 3-decade leadership. Proceeds from this special limited edition CD on the Tafelmusik Media label will fund Tafelmusik’s extensive emerging artist training programmes.
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VIVAT106 PURCELL,HENRY - Ten Sonatas in Four Parts THE KING’S CONSORT • Sixth release on the VIVAT label features Henry Purcell’s brilliant yet melancholic “Ten Sonatas in Four Parts”. • The King’s Consort holds a worldwide reputation as leading performers of Purcell. This new release adds to TKC’s 25 recordings of the composer’s music, which have won numerous international awards and been central in restoring Purcell’s music to prominence. • The international performer line-up includes Italian-Dutch violinist Cecilia Bernardini, Gramophone award-winning German viol player Susanne Heinrich, Welsh violinist Huw Daniel, and English organist Robert King and theorbo player Lynda Sayce. • Purcell’s extraordinarily inventive, highly individual music combines Italian vigour, French elegance and delicious English melancholy with harmonic daring, extraordinary contrapuntal technique and unique melodic inventiveness. • Recorded in the well-nigh perfect acoustic of The Menuhin Hall, Surrey. • Extensive presentation includes 44 page booklet with authoritative liner note in three languages by renowned Purcell expert and biographer Robert King, session photographs and reproductions from the 1697 first edition.
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YEB7741 Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce : Complicated Day
YEB7742 VENITUCCI,DAVID - Travelling DAVID VENITUCCI TRIO/VENITUCCI,DAVID/LELOUP,DENIS/MARGUET,CHRISTOPHE
Accordionist and composer, David Venitucci completed his musical studies at the Conservatory of his hometown Grenoble in 1990 with a first prize. He then moved to Paris in 1994 worked with Alfredo Arias theater , circus Annie Fratellini and accompanied Romain Didier Francis Lemarque Allain Leprest ,James Germain ... He played with Christophe Cholet , David Linx , Toufic Farrouck Orchestra and joined the quartet of Renaud Garcia Fons. David recorded his first solo album , Cascade , under the label Chant du Monde , for which he won le grand prix Gus Viseur. Denis Lelpoup was member of the National Jazz Orchestra from 1986 to 1988 . He played with Martial Solal , Michel Legrand Big Band, Michel Petrucciani Dee Dee Bridgewater and, Henri Salvador. Christophe Marguet played with Barney Wilen, Anouar Brahem, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis Paolo Fresu ... he received the «» Django d’Or»» and «» Clash of the Year»
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Traditional song structures never defined Nathanson’s free and post-bop jazz repertoire, but with Complicated Day, the inimitable artist breaks into new territory. Only in the fascinating musical mind of Nathanson could such an innovative compositional mix of songs be conjured up. Sotto Voce reaches beyond the cosmos to an enigmatic world where free jazz meets the far stretches of the human voice, yet resides within classic songwriting arrangements that emulate stories of romance, reflection, and hope. The band’s idiosyncratic sound is masterfully realized by Nathanson on alto, soprano and baritone saxophones; Curtis Fowlkes on trombone; Tim Kiah playing bass; Jerome Harris on guitar and banjolin; Napoleon Maddox handling the beatbox; and Sam Bardfeld on violin. Each member contributes background vocals and nearly all sing lead on at least one track on Complicated Day.
PPD : 12,95€
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YEB7743 Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane SHARP,ELLIOTT/MORRIS,TRACIE/HOFSTRA,DAVE/MCKENZIE,DON A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. Elliott Sharp’s TERRAPLANE synthesizes the intersection of country and urban blues with Mississippi fife & drum bands, post-Mingus/Ayler jazz and the rhythmic force of the groove, from the shuffle to contemporary dance music. Up until I heard Sharp’s original Terraplane, I had no clue that he could also play the blues. With his electric power trio, the original Terraplane incarnation, he blew through the generations, sliding like Robert Johnson in his kitchen, doing the Texas blues shuffle a la Stevie Ray Vaughan, and so forth. Sharp has an encyclopedic understanding of the blues guitar, including its voice-like phrasing, its elastic intonation, its tension and release, and the all important «»cry»». He approaches improvisation from a jazz perspective without making the exercise the least bit academic.
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2012794 RAVEL/MOZART/BEETHOVEN - BPO EUROPAKONZERT 1997 from Paris
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BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER/BARENBOIM,DANIEL The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. For this newly released EUROPAKONZERT Blu-ray Disc all recordings were lovingly restored and converted to High Definition video. On this recording, Daniel Barenboim does not only play the role of the conductor, he also is the soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 13 in C major K. 415, one of Mozart’s less often performed Viennese piano concertos. This concert is omplemented with Ravel’s “Le tombeau de Couperin”, which was Total time : 97’+19’ composed in honor of the French composer after whom it is named and with Beethoven’s third symphony, the so called “Eroica”. 1 Blu-Ray
REPERTOIRE: Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto no. 13 in C major K. 415, Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 3 E flat major op. 55 (Eroic)
PPD : 18,00€ Picture format: BluRay 16:9 , 4:3 SOUND FORMATS: PCM-STEREO DTS 5.1 BOOKLET: German, English, French
2013194 MOZART/CHOPIN/SCHUMANN - BPO EUROPAKONZERT 1999 from Krakow BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER/HAITINK,BERNARD The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. For this newly released EUROPAKONZERT Blu-ray Disc all recordings were lovingly restored and converted to High Definition video. The Berliner Philharmoniker are joined for Mozart’s Motet and Mass on this recording by Christine Schäfer, whose unique timbre and performing style has more than once been likened to those of other vocal greats such as Irmgard Seefried and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. This round of exceptional musi- Total time : 95’+19’ cians is completed by Emanuel Ax, winner the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, as the soloist for the works of Chopin and Schumann. 1 Blu-Ray REPERTOIRE: Mozart, Exsultate, jubilate KV 165 & Et incarnatus est from Great Mass in C minor, KV 427; Chopin, Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, op. 21; Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, op 38.
PPD : 18,00€ PICTURE FORMAT: BluRay 16:9 SOUND FORMATS: PCM-STEREO DTS 5.1 BOOKLET: English, German, French
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2059838 2059834 Touching the Sound: The improbable journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii, A film by Peter Rosen
Total time : 70’ 1 DVD PPD : 13,95€
Picture format: NTSC - 16:9 Sound format: PCM Stereo Region code: 0 (worldwide) Subtitles: English, German, French Booklet notes: English, German, French
“What a thrill to hear this brilliant, very gifted, fabulous pianist. You feel God’s presence in the room when he played. His soul is so pure. His music is so wonderful, and it goes to infinity to the highest heaven.” (Van Cliburn Competition Juror Michel Béroff about Nobuyuki Tsujii) • This documentary reveals the power of music to provide hope to people in difficult circumstances , redemption and hope are its theme • The film depicts the life journey of the blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and his extraordinary ability to communicate and connect with audiences all over the world • Renowned and price-awarded filmmaker Peter Rosen has followed the career of Nobuyuki Tsujii since the Japanese pianist’s gold-medal triumph in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition of June 2009 • Rosen’s cameras have witnessed and recorded audiences responding to this brilliant musician from the stages of Texas to New York’s Carnegie Hall, from Maine to California and on to the concert halls of Tokyo and the tsunamidevasted coastline of Tohoku
Total time : 70’ 1 Blu-Ray
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2060808 BACH,CARL PHILIPP EMMANUEL - Die letzten Leiden des Erlösers KAMMERORCHESTER CPE BACH/HAENCHEN,HARTMUT
Total time : 93’ 1 DVD PPD : 20,00€ PICTURE FORMAT: NTSC, 4:3 SOUND FORMATS: PCM-STEREO BOOKLET: English, German
Hartmut Haenchen’s high intellect and musical integrity have secured his place in the forefront of musical life. He is one of the most miscellaneous conductors in the world, who has made over 130 recordings with different orchestras, including several award-winning recordings (Diapason d’Or in 2011, GRAND PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE, PRIX DE L’EUROPE FRANCOPHONE). This performance is one of the last performances of the Chamber Orchestra Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to be published, as after 45 years, the orchestra will dissolve. With performances of outstanding soloists Thomas Dewald (winner of the International Belvedére Opera Singer Award Vienna), Anette Elster, Christine Schäfer, Ellen Schuring, Roman Trekel and Raphael Alpermann (Organ). Booklet contains the complete libretto of the « The Last Sufferings Of The Savior». First time ever release on DVD of CPE Bach’s « The Last Sufferings Of The Savior ». REPERTOIRE: Die letzten Leiden des Erlösers Passionskantate für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Orgel, Wq 233 (H.766); The Last Sufferings Of The Saviour Passion cantata for solos, choir, orchestra and organ
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2072648 2072644 SPONTINI,GASPARE - La Fuga in Mascera - Festival Pergolesi Spontini
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ORCHESTRA I VIRTUOSI ITALIANI/ROVARIS,CORRADO
Total time : 145’ 1 DVD PPD : 20,00€
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• Once known for his stately grand operas Gaspare Spontini posthumously surprised posterity with a light-hearted “commedia per musica” that was found at an antiquarian book dealer in England in 2006 and performed for the first time since 1800 at the Festival Pergolesi e Spontini in Jesi, Italy • With its motoric ensembles, intensifying rhythmic repetitions, and imaginative play with word fragments, La fuga in maschera anticipates Rossini at his best • Known for their historically informed performances, I Virtuosi Italiani is considered as “one of the most dynamic and able-bodied ensembles in the international musical world” (Milano Finanza) • Corrado Rovaris and I Virtuosi Italiani play with immense verve and joy • Convincing in their roles as young lovers are the young singers who are also “masters in the ancient art of commedia dell’arte” (la Repubblica) Ruth Rosique, Caterina Di Tonno, Alessandra Marianelli, Clemente Paliotti, Filippo Morace, Alessandro Spina and Dionigi D’Ostuni
Total time : 145’ 1 Blu-Ray PPD : 25,10€ Picture format: 1080/60i – Full HD - 16:9 Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Region code: All (worldwide) Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian Booklet notes: English, German, French
2072688 2072684 WAGNER,RICHARD - Salzburger Festspiele - Die Meistersinger WIENER PHILHARMONIKER/GATTI,DANIELE/ BOHINEC,MONIKA/SACCA ,ROBERTO/SONN,PETER
Total time : 285’ 2 DVD PPD : 27,50€ Picture format: 2 DVD in NTSC - 16:9 Sound format: PCM Stereo DD 5.1 DTS 5.1 Region code: 0 (worldwide) Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Korean
• “A fresh, charming and perceptive production, magical and irresistible!” (New York Times) • This new staging of Richard Wagner’s «»Meistersinger»» burst upon the Salzburg Festival like a thunderclap • Stefan Herheim’s idea of staging a midsummer night’s dream as a fairytale narrative is enchanting and with this admirably matched ensemble of excellent singer-players, all of whom bring sharp contours to their roles, and the brilliant details of characterization make each scene an experience to cherish • This unbelievably lavish and absolutely splendid stage set radiates youthful charm and conjures up a flood of incomparable images • Roberto Sacca is a Walther von Stolzing who shows effortless control in his superb realization of the part; Michael Volle has both the voice and the acting ability to flesh out a fascinatingly multi-layered portrait of the masterful Hans Sachs • Amazing to see how convincingly the chorus of the Vienna State Opera acts out the crowds and «»how splendid the Vienna Philharmonic sounds»» (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
Total time : 285’ 2 Blu-Ray PPD : 27,50€ Picture format: 2 BD in 1080i Full HD – 16:9 Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 Region code: All (worldwide) Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese Booklet notes: English, German, French
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MELDVD7002259 MOZART/VERDI/BELLINI/ROSSINI - Hibla Gerzmava: soprano
Total time : 83’50 2 DVD PPD : 14,50€
A strong voice, a bright dramatic gift, a passionate temperament, creative courage and a precise sense of a role – all these virtues are combined by the name of the unique opera singer Hibla Gerzmava, a People’s Artist of Russia and People’s Artist of the Republic of Abkhazia. Hibla Gerzmava is an opera singer of a world scale, a remarkable actress and versatile musician. In 1994, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where she majored in solo singing under professors Irina Maslennikova and Evgenia Arefieva, and completed her post-graduate course under Maslennikova in 1996. Since 1995 Hibla has been a soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow debuting as Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème. The singer’s coming to the theatre signified the first stellar round of her singing career in many ways thanks to a fruitful creative tandem with director Alexander Titel. That rare creative union gave the stage of the theatre bright operatic roles such as Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Musetta and Mimi and Puccini’s La bohème, Louisa in Prokofiev’s Bethrotal in a Monastery, Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lyudmila in Glinka’s Rusland and Lyudmila and, of course, a poignant and passionate Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata. The singer has toured with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre in Korea, the United States and other countries. Today, the Russian prima donna is a guest star of the state opera houses of Vienna, Paris, Rome and Bavaria, Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Hibla has collaborated with Moscow Virtuosi led by Vladimir Spivakov, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and pianist Daniil Kramer’s jazz trio, performed with such prominent Russian and foreign musicians and conductors as Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Marco Armiliato, Ádám Fischer, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Rudin, Mikhail Pletnyov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vasily Sinaisky and others.
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