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Paul Hillier & Theatre of Voices Congratulations to Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices, and composer David Lang for earning the GRAMMY® Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance with The Little Match Girl Passion.

Mamadou Diabate & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra World Village congratulates Mamadou Diabate and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra for their GRAMMY® Awards. Diabate received Best Traditional World Album and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra won Best Large Jazz Ensemble.

COMING NEXT MONTH Gershwin’s Symphonic Jazz In this remarkable program of symphonic jazz, Steve Richman and the Harmonie Ensemble New York recreate the original orchestrations made by Ferde Grofé for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, including the “I Got Rhythm” variations with piano soloist Lincoln Mayorga, the immortal “Rhapsody in Blue” featuring legendary reedman Al Gallodoro and a selection of Gershwin’s Broadway tunes.

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This month, harmonia mundi’s star harpsichordist Andreas Staier presents his first recording of Bach’s timeless Goldberg Variations (p.6). Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout launches a Mozart series for harmonia mundi with Keyboard Music Vol. 1 (p.4) and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin offers Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a dynamic new studio recording (p.3). On Alia Vox, maestro Jordi Savall’s latest creation is The Forgotten Kingdom (p.9), a celebration of thirteenth century troubadours, while Channel Classics releases Dejan Lazic playing his arrangement of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 3 (p.10), accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Also of note are a rare complete recording of Victoria’s Lamentations of Jeremiah (p.11), marking the Tallis Scholars’ fiftieth album for Gimell, and Hyperion’s second volume of Beethoven Cello Sonatas (p.13) with Daniel Müller-Schott and Angela Hewitt. LSO Live continues Valery Gergiev’s acclaimed Mahler cycle with the Symphony No. 4 (p.18) while Onyx presents Wedding Cake (p.20), a delightful selection of French music from pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé. In non-classical releases, Lusafrica offers “Best Of” collections from Cuban group Orquesta Aragón (p.25) and Angolan singer Bonga (p.24) and Frémeaux & Associés presents Manuia! from the Ukelele Club de Paris (p.27).

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A fresh take on an old favorite harminia mundi harmonia mundi

VIVALDI Four Seasons REBEL Les Éléments

Midori Seiler (violin), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin harmonia mundi • HMC 902061

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This new disc follows on from the stage production in which the orchestra joined forces with a dancer (available on DVD – HMD 9909026). Encouraged by the outstanding success of these performances, violinist Midori Seiler and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin were keen to re-record the works in the studio. Although free from all choreographic intentions, their interpretation was still profoundly influenced by the experience. This is the first time the group has recorded Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and a rare appearance for the evergreen work on the harmonia mundi label.

Advance review

“Berlin’s Akademie delivers an elegant performance.”

Also available harmonia mundi • HMD 9909026 (794881924097)

“Seiler’s sweetly fluid virtuosity is breathtaking.” — CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE

March 2010

4 Elements/4 Seasons (DVD)



A rising star of the keyboard harmonia mundi

MOZART Keyboard Music Vol.1

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) harmonia mundi • HMU 907497

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With this new CD, fortepiano phenomenon Kristian Bezuidenhout begins a multi-volume traversal of Mozart’s music f o r s o l o k e y b o a rd f o r harmonia mundi. Volume one features an instrument by Derek Adlam modeled on an original by Gabriel Anton Walter of the type Mozart owned in Vienna. Works on the CD include two sonatas, K533 and K570, the Fantasia K475 and the Variations on ‘Unser dummer Pöbel meint’ K455. Kristian Bezuidenhout studied with Rebecca Penneys, Malcolm Bilson and Paul O’Dette. He first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize as well as the audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition (2001), a double honor, this being only the third time the former prize has been awarded in the history of the competition. Bezuidenhout is a frequent guest artist with the world’s leading ensembles and he now has a standing duo with the baroque violinist Petra Müllejans, artistic director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Their first CD, a disc of Mozart Violin Sonatas, was released on harmonia mundi in the Spring of 2009.

March 2010

Also available


Mozart: Violin Sonatas

harmonia mundi • HMU 907494 (093046749422)

“Enthralling and beautiful.” — GRAMOPHONE

“Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano, making it sing in melodic phrases as no other practitioner of this intractable instrument has done in my experience.” — THE SUNDAY TIMES

Andreas Staier plays Bach Andreas Staier (harpsichord) harmonia mundi • HMC 902058

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BACH Goldberg Variations

Includes free bonus ‘making-of’ DVD Andreas Staier waited nearly a quarter of a century before playing the Goldberg Variations in public. His long-awaited first performance was in Montreal at the end of April 2000, and this new set for harmonia mundi is his first recording of Bach’s keyboard masterpiece. Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and fortepiano performers in the world, Staier embarked upon a solo career in 1986 after leaving the acclaimed ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln. Since then, his indisputable musical mastery as a soloist has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire. His extensive discography has garnered top critical awards from the international press. Staier says of the Goldbergs, “Bach used the possibilities offered by the instrument’s double keyboard. The work is totally suited to the harpsichord, whereas trying to play it on the piano is like attempting to square the circle.”

“Staier’s playing is a miracle of grace, calm and refinement. His gift of ornamentation and his skill with subtle rubato make for Bach playing of the highest calibre.” — INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

Also available harmonia mundi • HMC 901960 (794881868629)

“Distinctive, eloquent, and virtuosic.”


March 2010

Bach: Early Works


Rare choral music from Cantus Cölln harmonia mundi

WECKMANN Wie liegt die Stadt so wüßte — Sacred Motets Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel harmonia mundi • HMC 902034

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To his contemporaries, the death of Matthias Weckmann in 1674 seemed to herald the end of a glorious period. In his post as organist of the Jacobikirche since 1655, the composer had breathed new life into the city’s musical scene. Among his finest sacred works is Wie liegt die Stadt so wüßte (How doth the city sit solitary) — a setting of book one of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, which speaks of the isolation of the city of Jerusalem. This haunting work is both pristinely evocative and immaculately structured, a credit to the teaching of Weckmann’s teacher, Heinrich Schütz, and the German musical tradition preceding JS Bach. Konrad Junghänel leads Cantus Cölln in a moving performance of this rarely heard masterwork, coupled here with other sacred motets.

March 2010

Also available Mazzocchi: Vespers

harmonia mundi • HMC 902001 (794881908929)

“Vigilio would have been proud to hear his music executed so splendidly in his own time.” — FANFARE


The powerful choral music of Krenek harminia mundi harmonia mundi

KRENEK Sechs Mote en nach Worten von Franz Ka‚a Op.169, Drei gemischte A-Cappella-Chöre Op.22, Kantate von der Vergänglichkeit des Irdischen Op.72, Two Choruses on Jacobean Poems Op.87, Five Prayers Op.97, Lamento dell Ninfa

Caroline Stein (soprano), Philip Mayers (piano), RIAS-Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann harmonia mundi • HMC 902049

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Following on their critically acclaimed d i s c d e vo t e d t o Er n s t K re n e k’s Lamentatio, RIAS Kammerchor is back with a disc featuring six more choral works by one of their favorite composers. Krenek was born in Vienna as the son of a Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army. He studied in Berlin with Franz Schreker before working as a conductor in various German opera houses. In the mid 30’s, his writings were banned and his music was targeted by the Nazis. His jazz variations on Jonny spielt auf were included in the 1938 Degenerate art exhibition in Munich. In 1938, Krenek moved to the US, where he taught music at various universities. He became an American citizen in 1945 and died in Palm Springs, California in 1991.

Also available harmonia mundi • HMG 501551 (794881853922)

“These performers realize a tangible sense of heartfelt desolation and deep personal sorrow.”

March 2010

Krenek: Lamentatio


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Budget-priced reissues in earth-friendly packaging TALLIS Lamentations of Jeremiah

Deller Consort harmonia mundi • HMA 195208

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Musique Arabo-Andalouse

BUXTEHUDE Violin Sonatas Op.1

Manfredo Kraemer (violin), Juan Manuel Quintana (viola da gamba), Dirk Börner (harpsichord), Dane Roberts (violone) harmonia mundi • HMA 1951746

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Atrium Musicae de Madrid, Gregorio Paniagua harmonia mundi • HMA 195389

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BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet

Joan Enric Lluna (clarinet), Tokyo String Quartet harmonia mundi • HMA 1957048

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Polyphonic Chants of Corsica

March 2010

E Voce di u Cumune harmonia mundi • HMA 1951256


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Jordi Savall’s latest historical exploration Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall Alia Vox • AVSA 9873

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The Forgo en Kingdom (Le Royaume Oublié) The Cathar Tragedy • The Albigensian Crusade


Price Code: 3A24 (3 SACD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $74.98) SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Catharism was the name given to a Christian religious sect that appeared in the Languedoc region of what is now southern France and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Cathars saw matter as intrinsically evil. They denied that Jesus could become incarnate and still be the son of God and thus, the Catholic Church regarded the sect as dangerously heretical. Faced with what they saw as a rapidly spreading cancer, the Church called for a crusade, which was carried out by knights from Northern France and Germany and was known as the Albigensian Crusade. This campaign, and the inquisition that followed it, eradicated the Cathars completely. It also had the effect of weakening the semiindependent southern principalities in the area, ultimately bringing them under direct control of the King of France. Occitania, once a crossroads of many cultures, was one of the victims of the Albigensian Crusade. Occitania’s refined culture culminated in the troubadour tradition, which subsequently spread to Italy, Spain and Greece. Related movements sprang up throughout Europe: the Minnesingers in Germany, trovadorismo in Galicia and Portugal and the trouvères in northern France. On this album, Jordi Savall not only explores the ‘classical’ period of the troubadour school from around the turn of the 13th century, but also provides us with a comprehensive historical and artistic background of this Golden Age. It is time we remembered this ‘forgotten’ kingdom where much of what we call Western culture was incubated.

“Jordi Savall is a fearless performer who is fascinated with facilitating musical dialogues between Eastern and Western traditions.” — NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Recently released Alia Vox • AVSA 9870 (7619986398709)

“Savall’s musicians of Hespèrion XXI and other invited guests beguile us... this music radiates heat and pulls you hypnotised into its coils.” — THE TIMES

March 2010



Looking at Brahms in a new way channel classics

BRAHMS (arranged by LAZIC) Piano Concerto No.3 in D Major (a—er the Violin Concerto Op. 77); Rhapsodies Op.79, Scherzo Op.4 Dejan Lazic (piano), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano Channel Classics • CCS SA 29410

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Channel Classics presents the world premiere recording of Dejan Lazic’s arrangement for piano and orchestra of Johannes Brahms’ beloved violin concerto. Recorded live with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra led by Robert Spano, the work’s creation was driven by two major inspirations. One was keyboard arrangements of violin concertos by Bach and Beethoven that were penned by the composers and the other was Brahms’ own countless arrangements and transcriptions of his and other composers’ works. Although Lazic completely re-wrote and re-thought the solo part, penning it in a clearly recognizable Brahmsian style and adding his own cadenza, the orchestral score remains entirely unchanged. Ultimately, Lazic’s goal was to translate Brahms’s unique musical language into a new setting without losing any of its original musical value and, in addition, to give pianists an equal chance to perform and enjoy this wonderful music. After hearing it, you will agree that there is a strong possibility that his goal will come to fruition.

Advance review

“Lazic’s profound understanding of Brahms makes this disc a startling success... dazzlingly well played... fascinating and musically rewarding.” — GRAMOPHONE

March 2010

Also available Schumann: Papillons

Channel Classics • CCS SA 27609 (723385276098)

“Among the best I have ever heard.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE


The Tallis Scholars: 30 years of musical excellence gimell

VICTORIA Lamentations of Jeremiah

Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips Gimell • CDGIM 043

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Considered by many scholars to be the greatest of all Spanish composers, Tomas Luis de Victoria was born in 1549. He studied for the priesthood in Rome with the Jesuits and one of his music teachers may have been the great Palestrina. He was ordained and served in various music and clerical positions under papal auspices in Italy before returning to his native Spain in the late 1500s. Written to be sung during Holy Week, Victoria’s nine Lamentations of Jeremiah contain some of his most intense, mystical and moving music and rank alongside the Requiem as one of his greatest achievements. They would not have been sung as a set, but rather divided as appropriate among several services. This new recording celebrates several important milestones. Not only is it a rare collection of the complete Lamentations, it also marks the 30th anniversary of the first Gimell recording sessions in March 1980 and is the Tallis Scholars’ fiftieth CD.

“You will rarely find an ensemble as carefully rehearsed or skillfully prepared for the repertory they choose to engage in — simply one of the finest ever, legendary.” — AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

Also available Gimell • CD 211 (755138121126)

“Polished performances… still the best.”


Josquin: Missa Malheur me bat

Gimell • CD 042 (755138104228)

“When you hear this music, you are transported.”

March 2010

Flemish Masters


Hyperion’s Bach transcription series hyperion

BACH/D’ALBERT Piano Transcriptions — Vol.8 Piers Lane (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67709

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Hyperion’s Bach piano transcriptions series reaches volume eight and continues to surprise and delight with this disc featuring Australian pianist Piers Lane that contains many first recordings. A controversial figure at the time, Eugen d’Albert was one of the greatest pianists of his day and, although largely forgotten now, a composer of genuinely international renown. A sometime student at the Royal College of Music, d’Albert rejected his British upbringing and nailed his colors to the mast of German music. Bach was an important part of his performing career — and like other great nineteenth-century pianists, d’Albert saw in the monumental scale of the organ works an opportunity to synthesize the works of the master with the expanded capabilities of the modern piano.

March 2010

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Bach/Reger: Piano Transcriptions

Hyperion • CDA 67683 (034571176833)

“Becker brilliantly performs the complete transcriptions… His style of playing is eminently suitable for Bach.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

Beethoven’s music for cello and piano hyperion

BEETHOVEN Cello Sonatas Vol.2

Daniel Müller-Scho“ (cello), Angela Hewi“ (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67755

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The mercurial partnership of Angela Hewitt and Daniel MüllerSchott brought overwhelming intensity and emotional gravitas to their first disc of Beethoven’s cello sonatas. Here in this second volume they present two more of these groundbreaking masterpieces, together with the composer’s homages to Mozart and Handel — works that are equally important components of the cello repertoire. Hewitt’s characteristic digital dexterity and deep understanding of the classical style and Müller-Schott’s vibrant playing combine to create performances of great energy and sensitivity. Works on the disc include the two sonatas of opus 102 and three sets of variations — the Variations in G major on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus WoO45, the Variations in F major on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte Op. 66 and the Variations in E flat major on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte WoO46.

“These might be the premier Beethoven Cello Sonatas recordings when they are completed.” — AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

Also available Hyperion • CDA 67633 (034571176338)

“Performances of great finesse and musical insight.”

March 2010

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Vol.1


Enchanting works for viola da gamba hyperion

HUME Passion & Division

Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba) Hyperion • CDA 67811

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Susanne Heinrich’s first solo release for Hyperion was a deliciously atmospheric award-winning disc of music by Abel. She continues her exploration of the world of the viol with this fascinating selection of works by the English composer Tobias Hume. Hume is a paradoxical figure: sometime mercenary solider and popularly described as a dilettante, the suggestive titles of some of these pieces reinforce that picture-a picture that is belied by the music itself. Many of these works show a deep understanding of pure, translucent emotion, as if to take a magnifying glass straight to the core of one’s feelings. A sense of melancholy and sadness, enhanced by Heinrich’s sympathetic playing, entices the listener into a world of dark enchantment.

March 2010

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Abel: Viol Music

Hyperion • CDA 67628 (034571176284)

“An unexpected and atmospheric gem — I can almost hear the firewood crackling.” — GRAMOPHONE

Palestrina Masses from Westminster Cathedral hyperion

PALESTRINA Missa Tu es Petrus, Missa Te Deum laudamus

Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker Hyperion • CDA 67785

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The celebrated Choir of Westminster Cathedral gets back to its roots with this recording of some of the towering masterpieces of Renaissance polyphony. Palestrina’s Missa Te Deum laudamus is a paraphrase Mass. Like the chant on which it is based, is in the Phrygian mode, which in modern terms can be regarded as a modal form of E minor. Haberl, a late nineteenth-century editor of the complete works of Palestrina, commented that, “this gives the Mass a certain severity of coloring, but [it is] full of holy fire.” The Missa Tu es Petrus is a parody Mass based closely on Palestrina’s own motet for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (published in Rome in his second book of motets in 1572), from which a great deal of the musical material of the Mass is drawn. The motet, which precedes the Mass on this disc, is one of the most gloriously sunlit and uplifting pieces in all of Palestrina’s music, and its joyous splendor sets the tone for the Mass.

Hyperion • CDA 677707 (034571177076)

‘’Splendid singing illuminates these works from the vaults of Westminster.”

March 2010

From the Vaults of Westminster Cathedral


Chamber music favorites by Dvorák hyperion

DVORÁK Piano Quintets Opp.5 & 81

Goldner String Quartet, Piers Lane (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67805

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The performing team of fellow Australians Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet has won many plaudits for their enlightening interpretations of the more obscure piano quintet repertoire. Now they turn to a composer who triumphed in the genre. Dvorák’s first quintet was born during a period of poverty and uncertainty, the second when the composer was approaching the zenith of his international fame. The two works make a fascinating pairing here. Dvorák originally tore up his manuscript of the first — luckily the pianist at the premiere kept a copy. It is clearly a youthful work, but there is no doubting the confidence with which Dvorák handles the combination of piano and strings (doubly impressive since he did not possess a piano at this time). Dvorák’s second quintet was an immediate popular success at its first performance and has remained one of the best-loved examples of the genre. The celebrated ‘Dumka’ movement, the lyrical heart of the work, demonstrates the extraordinary command of melody that characterizes the composer’s symphonies.

March 2010

Also available Bloch: Piano Quintets

Hyperion • CDA 67638 (034571176383)

“Easily the best recording of Bloch’s chamber music I’ve heard in years.” — GRAMOPHONE


Bridge: Piano Quintet No.4

Hyperion • CDA 67726 (034571177267)

“Powerful, committed performances that illuminate Frank Bridge’s multi-faceted mastery.” — BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE


Mid-priced Helios series reissues Claude“e LeBlanc (soprano), Boaz Sharon (piano) Hyperion • CDH 55163


“Claudette Leblanc is a major recording discovery. Landmark, classic, and indispensable.”


KOECHLIN Le Cortège d’Amphitrite and other Songs


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Emma Kirkby (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman, Peter Holman Hyperion • CDH 55345


“Music of exhilarating inspiration, superbly performed. A recording as near as may be to the ideal.” — HI-FI NEWS

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BRUCKNER Mass in D Minor, Te Deum

Joan Rodgers (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (alto), Keith Lewis (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Ma“hew Best Hyperion • CDH 55356

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March 2010


“New standards of excellence… Stunning.”


Gergiev’s Mahler cycle continues lso live

MAHLER Symphony No.4

Laura Claycomb (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev LSO Live • LSO 0662

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Following recordings of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet, LSO Live returns to Valery Gergiev’s acclaimed Mahler cycle with the release of the fourth symphony. Using a reduced orchestra, unusually without any lower brass, Mahler’s Symphony No.4 was influenced by the trend to revive the classical style of Haydn and Mozart, as a reaction against the monumental ‘Wagnerian’ romanticism of its predecessors. The work is based around the final movement, written some years earlier — its childish and naïve text giving shape to the other movements.

Concert review

“Those who think of Mahler’s Fourth as the gentlest of his symphonies would have found their ideas challenged by Valery Gergiev’s probing interpretation of it. Far from being a sunny, carefree idyll, this was something more prone to anxiety and tension than to tranquil nostalgia. It was perhaps this tussle between serenity and apprehension that made the performance so fascinating and the music so disquieting... the overall impression was of a Mahler Fourth that was freshly conceived and deeply compelling.” — DAILY TELEGRAPH

March 2010

Also available Mahler: Symphony No.8

LSO Live • LSO 0669 (822231166924)

“A powerful contender for top honors amid a crowded field.” — CHICAGO TRIBUNE


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BACH Magnificat BWV243, Mass BWV235, Fuga sopra il Magnificat ‘Meine Seele erhebt den Herren’, BWV733, Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV541

Carlos Mena (counter-tenor), Maria Keohane (soprano), Anna Zander (soprano), Stephan MacLeod (bass), Francis Jacob (organ), Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot Mirare • MIR 102

Includes Bonus “Making of” DVD, 43 Minutes Continuing their exploration of the sacred vocal music of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort couple the Magnificat with the Mass BWV235 for their latest release on Mirare. The Magnificat is one of Bach’s most justly celebrated works. However, it is in fact the composer’s own adaptation of an earlier composition. Similarly, his masses were based on movements from his cantatas. Here is a chance to observe this fascinating process, accompanied by related organ pieces.

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra debuts on Onyx Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)


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RESPIGHI Belkis, Queen of Sheba HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber SCHMITT The Tragedy of Salome

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel Onyx Classics • ONYX 4048

March 2010

Onyx Classics presents the debut recording by the remarkable Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and their young Austrian music director Sascha Goetzel. with a disc of works that all have links with either Turkey or the Orient. Respighi’s ballet Belkis, Queen of Sheba features a frenzied war dance, complete with Arab percussion. Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber uses themes that Weber had composed for his incidental music to a play on the subject of Turandot, the Persian princess. Florent Schmitt’s opulent late romantic ballet The Tragedy of Salome was lavishly praised by Stravinsky, who said, “God, how fine it is! It is one of the greatest masterpieces of modern music.”


French music with Pascal and Ami Rogé onyx

Wedding Cake French Music for Two Pianos and Piano Four Hands Pascal Rogé (piano), Ami Rogé (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4047

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“Rogé’s ear for sonority and broad palette of colours are especially impressive… the clarity and intelligence he brings to his playing is hugely persuasive.” — MUSICAL CRITICISM Wedding Cake is a delightful disc of French music for two pianos and piano four hands from Onyx artist Pascal Rogé and his wife Ami Rogé. The music is a mix of the urbane, witty, tender, passionate and dramatic — from Saint-Saëns’ sparkling Wedding Cake Caprice, to the passion and eroticism of Ravel’s La Valse, to the drama of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas and the gentle and sophisticated romanticism of Faure’s Dolly Suite. Also featured on the CD is Paul Chihara’s Ami Suite, which was written for Pascal and Ami and receives its world premiere recording here.

March 2010

Also available


Debussy: Piano Works Vol.3

Onyx • ONYX 4028 (880040402824)

“His ‘Reverie’ is worth the price of his disc.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

Jennifer Larmore sings Offenbach Toby Spence (tenor), Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry Opera Rara • ORC 41

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The word inexhaustible might have been coined to describe the prolific creativity of Jacques Offenbach, who effectively created the new genre of operetta in Paris in the mid-19th century. Opera Rara’s association with his music goes back a long way, to the company’s revival of his 1867 opéra-comique Robinson Crusoe (ORC7), and the creation of a new piece, Christopher Columbus (ORC2), with a libretto by Don White, drawing on a host of the master’s scores. In 2007 we resumed our exploration of the huge output of the ‘Mozart of the Champs-Élysées’ with Entre Nous (ORR243), a collection of excerpts from more than twenty of his lesser-known scores. Opera Rara’s new release presents a complete recording of the delectable Vert-Vert. Toby Spence takes the role of the charming young man who is nicknamed Vert-Vert after the deceased favorite parrot of the pupils at a girls boarding school. Jennifer Larmore is the exotic singer La Corilla in this witty, sophisticated and subtle piece. It is sure to enchant all Offenbach fans.

Also available Opera Rara • ORR 243 (792938024325)

“This scintillating set is essential for all operetta devotees.”

March 2010

Offenbach: Entre Nous



Schubert’s charming piano duets SCHUBERT Works for Piano Duet Prague Piano Duo Praga • PRD 250263

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Between April 1813 and June 1828, Schubert wrote over thirty piano scores requiring a partner or pupil. For him, piano four hands was always a place of exchange and dialogue, a symbol of fraternal communion within the same affective universe. In addition to dances, marches, Ländler, divertimenti, variations and varied themes, Schubert left a modest, highly moving testament in the Fantasy in F minor, a masterpiece of the genre. Here it is coupled with a few examples of works written for a new piano, created by Erard, which featured a double escapement action, permitting a note to be repeated even if the key had not yet risen to its maximum vertical position. This facilitated rapid playing of repeated notes, a musical device that was favored by Liszt.

March 2010

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The Concertgebouw salutes Messiaen


MESSIAEN Horizon 2 — Tribute to Messiaen

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Benjamin RCO Live • RCO 09003

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD A major musical figure of the twentieth century, Messiaen (1908-1992) created an entirely unique musical œuvre in which such divergent elements as divinity, ornithology and the synaesthetic perception of sound as color are all interconnected. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra focused extensively on the music of Messiaen in its 2007-8 season, and this tribute disc features live recordings of works not only by Messiaen himself, but also those of his musical predecessors, students and disciples.

The great Scherchen conducts Haydn Price Code: 2A13 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98)

Vienna Opera Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Winterthur Municipal Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen Tahra • TAH 680


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2009 marked the two-hundredth anniversary of Haydn’s death. Among the greatest interpreters of this composer is certainly Hermann Scherchen who recorded twenty-one of his symphonies, including all the London symphonies, mainly for the American label Westminster. Several of these recordings have become famous. In his version of the 88th, Scherchen adopts a very slow tempo, so slow that it takes him four minutes more than Furtwängler who didn’t count among the rapid conductors. Another sensation at the time was his recording of the Farewell Symphony in which, in the last movement, the musicians leave the stage one after the other, saying out aloud, “Auf Wiedersehen” while the sound of the orchestra also becomes progressively softer.

Gine“e Neveu: legend of the violin

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In Memoriam

Gine“e Neveu (violin), Südwestfunk-Orchester, Hans Rosbaud, NWDR-Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, New York Philharmonic, Charles Munch, Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Süsskind Tahra • TAH 684

March 2010

A child prodigy, Ginette Neveu took lessons from her mother and made her solo debut at the age of seven with the Colonne Orchestra in Paris. She studied with George Enescu, Nadia Boulanger and Carl Flesch. At age fifteen, Neveu achieved worldwide celebrity status when she won the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition over 180 contestants, including the future virtuoso David Oistrakh, who finished second. Today Neveu is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists, despite a career that ended tragically at a very young age. Selections on this tribute disc include excerpts from the Beethoven, Brahms and Sibelius concertos and a complete performance of the Chausson Poème.



The musical heart & soul of Angola Best of Bonga


Bonga Lusafrica • 562352

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Advance review

“Listening to this outstanding compilation made me wonder why ageing singer Bonga isn’t more celebrated in English-speaking world music circles… Bonga’s ability to switch from emotive ballads to punchy shuffles is brilliantly evident in this collection. He has a delightfully raspy voice: full of fire and passion, and musically confident.” — SONGLINES

March 2010

File in: World / Africa / Angola The Angolan singer Bonga has been an iconic figure in African music since the 1970’s. The eighteen tracks contained on Lusafrica’s compilation Best of Bonga features some of his greatest hits and spans over thirty years of this singer’s remarkable career. Including both classics and previously unreleased, rare and remixed songs, this compilation covers the legacy of a free man and a great singer. Breaking down physical and musical frontiers with songs and music that appeal to the majority, Bonga is the champion and the voice of a modern, peaceful Angola.



Charanga supreme from Orquesta Aragón The Lusafrica Years


Orquesta Aragón Lusafrica • 562412

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File in: World / Caribbean / Cuba It was in September 1939 that Orquesta Aragón performed their first show at a private party at a house in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on the corner of Christina and Gloria streets. To celebrate that event making Orquesta Aragón one of the oldest active Cuban groups, Lusafrica offers this “Best Of ” album of tracks recorded by the great charanga band for the Parisian label, taken from three exceptional albums — Quien Sabe Sabe (1998), La Charanga Eterna (1999) and En Route (2001). Orquesta Aragón has returned to the spotlight with revived touring schedule and is set to conquer a new audience with their dizzying rhythms. This album also includes three exclusive unreleased tracks, recorded during the studio sessions for La Charanga Eterna and En Route.

“The ensemble’s charanga style is timeless.” March 2010




Music of the golden days of Paris French Café Music


Claire Elzière (vocals), Daniel Colin (accordion), Dominique Cravic (guitar) Frémeaux & Associés • FA 506

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March 2010

File in: World / Europe / France This wonderful album from Frémeaux & Associés, originally produced by Kenichi Takahashi for Respect Records in Tokyo, is an audio-postcard of the golden days of Paris. The legacy of French song — song that you could once hear in Parisian cafés or on the street as you strolled along the banks of the Seine — is lovingly and stylishly recreated on this CD by Dominique Cravic (Les Primitifs du Futur) on guitar, Daniel Colin on accordion and featuring atmospheric vocals by Claire Elzière.


WORLD Space-age Tiki-tunes Manuia!


Ukelele Club de Paris Frémeaux & Associés • FA 515

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File in: World / Europe / France Sometimes “world music” means whatever ethnic sounds are at hand spread over a prefab disco beat; other times it can mean impossibly brilliant cultural hybrids like this. The mysterious Ukulele Club de Paris brings many different ingredients to the musical stew: the music of the South Seas, a healthy dose of jazz, some serious instrumental dexterity, a vaguely demented sense of fun and much more to this cool breeze of a CD, as hard to categorize as it is delightful to hear. One listen and you will agree - this is one of the best uke albums ever.

March 2010


WORLD Pioneers of Zouk frémeaux

L’Integrale 1982-1990

La Compagnie Créole Frémeaux & Associés • FA 5254


Price Code: 4A11 (4 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $47.98) File in: World / Europe / France La Compagnie Creole helped introduce the sound of Zouk to France. Their blend of authentic French West Indies music with commercial pop arrangements made the band regular chart toppers during the 1980s. Even now, some of their catchy tunes are played regularly at birthday parties and weddings. La Compagnie Creole is known mostly for the feel-good and happy-go-lucky quality reverberating in all of their songs: popular themes and imagery include colorful rainbows, sunshine, music and harmless animals as a positive morale booster all set to Caribbean rhythms. This four-CD set features 65 danceable songs full of unstoppable joie de vivre taken from the band’s recordings made between 1982 and 1990.

Gnawa fusion grooves iris

Marchez Noir

Amazigh Kateb Iris • 3002009

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March 2010

File in: World / Africa / Algeria Guimbri player, protest singer and groove maker Amazigh Kateb is the son of noted Algerian writer and poet Kateb Yacine. Amazigh’s name may be familiar to some listeners as he was the front man for the band Gnawa Diffusion. With this new band and new album, Kateb takes his unique Gnawa fusion style to new heights with twelve tracks rich in lyrics calling for love, laughter & resistance.


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Kenneth McKellar’s People; A Dream O’Hame Kenneth McKellar Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4411

File in: World / Europe / Scotland The inimitable, elegant vocal talents of Scottish singer Kenneth McKellar are the subject of this Vocalion release, which features two of his early 1970s Decca albums, both with tasteful orchestrations by arranger extraordinaire Peter Knight. 1970’s Kenneth McKellar’s People was the singer’s 21st Decca album, and both it and A Dream O’ Hame showcase McKellar singing material from Scotland’s rich heritage of song. Titles include “Shenandoah,” “The Wild Mountain Thyme,” “The Dark Island,” “Rothesay Bay,” “Come Under My Plaidie,” “The Thistle of Scotland” and many more. Remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes, this marks the first time these albums have appeared on CD.

The best in pure ethnic music Gopal Krishnan Ocora • C 561078


Dhrupad — Khyal

Lapus Song

Grigore Lese Ocora • C 600023

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Price Code: A18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98) File in: World / Europe / Hungary

March 2010

Ocora’s reputation as the premier label for ethnic music is upheld by these two excellent releases. Grigore Lese’s album carries on the traditional singing of lapus country, in the region of Maramures of Hungary. It features long song, throat singing Christmas carols and songs connected to agricultural and herding cycles or social life. The second of these two albums features a subtle dialogue between two great genres of Indian music, Dhrupad and Khyal, played in raga Mangal-bhaiav and Tilak-Kamod. It is performed by Gopal Krishan on the vichitra veena and Anindo Chaterjee on the tabla.



Claude Bolling’s winning film scores American Movies


Claude Bolling Frémeaux & Associés • FA 510


Price Code: 2A15 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $31.98) File in: Soundtrack Crossover maestro Claude Bolling’s film scores earned him the nickname of the ‘French Mancini.’ Over the course of his career, Bollling wrote more than 100 soundtracks. Borsalino (1970) first brought him to the attention of Hollywood. American Movies features music from The Awakening, Reds, Catch Me a Spy, Silver Bears, California Hotel and The Bay Boy. From elegant jazz waltzes to spellbinding pieces inspired by ancient Egypt, Bolling illuminates the wide screen of our musical memory with swing and lyricism. The recordings were collected by film music specialist Stéphane Lerouge from original tapes in the Bolling archives. Working in close collaboration, composer and historian have brought together more than two hours of Bolling’s wonderful creations for American cinema.

March 2010

Recent release


Bolling: Cross Over USA

Frémeaux & Associates • FA 457 (3448960245722)

NOSTALGIA Nostalgia favorites from Du“on dutton Mantovani’s Golden Hits; More Mantovani Golden Hits

Oceans of Time

Jack Buchanan Du¦on Vocalion • CDEA 6165

Mantovani Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4409

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The Incomparable Jerome Kern; Plays Hoagy Carmichael

The Great Chaquito Revolution; Latin Colours

Frank Chacksfield Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4408

Chaquito Big Band, John Gregory Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4410

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March 2010

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Nostalgia favorites from Du“on Mr. Music...Montovani; More Mantovani Film Encores Mantovani Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4412

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New York; The Best of Cole Porter Frank Chacksfield Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4413

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Tango No urno; When the Lilac Blooms Again Will Glahé Du¦on Vocalion • CDLK 4415

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Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is; Out In Front Olympic Runners Du¦on Vocalion • CDSML 8460

File in: Nostalgia

March 2010

Spies and Dolls & TV Thrillers


The Chaquito Big Band, John Gregory Du¦on Vocalion • CDSML 8465

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Sophisticated jazz from Novelty Fox Forgo en Dreams

Novelty Fox Frémeaux & Associés • FA 507

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File in: Jazz Novelty Fox is an all-star jazz/pop combo led by virtuoso percussionist Jean-Michel Davis. Their album Forgotten Dreams recreates a selection of light music favorites. Works such as the great Leroy Anderson’s “Belle of the Ball” and “Sleigh Ride” elicit the sense of Americana that was so dear to the composer. “Joyeux Canari” and “Bohemian Dream” evoke the alluring atmosphere of Parisian folk dances, enhanced here by seductive and colorful instrumentation. Forgotten Dreams bridges jazz and classical styles, reintroducing its audience to light and entertaining music that remains, nonetheless, worldly and sophisticated.

Masters of Manouche


Integrale 1994-1997

Latcho Drom Frémeaux & Associés • FA 5206

Price Code: 3A13 (3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)

March 2010

File in: Jazz Latcho drom (meaning “have a good journey” in the gipsy language) was formed in the French town of Toulouse in 1993 by the guitarist Christophe Lartilleaux, in order to revive the music of the famous Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club de France Quintet. Lartilleux, along with his young talented colleagues and impassioned by Django’ music, restored the sound and swing of the time. The legacy of Latcho Drom stands as an important landmark in the history of the style immortalized by Django Reinhardt. Lartilleaux has always maintained the need to modernize Gypsy swing, blending in today’s music in general and American jazz in particular. A veritable ambassador of Tsigania, on a par with Bireli Lagrène and Raphaël Fays, he has worked with the best musicians and taken pride of place in the French musical landscape. This boxed set features the first three albums made by Latcho Drom from 1994 to 1997.


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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer Laura Claycomb, Katarina Karnéus Colin Currie

Channel Classics Opera Rara Onyx Classics

Julius Drake


James Ehnes

Onyx Classics

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake


Iván Fischer Valery Gergiev Alban Gerhardt Paul Goodwin Marc-André Hamelin Stephen Hough

Channel Classics LSO Live Hyperion harmonia mundi Hyperion Hyperion

Steven Isserlis


Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

LSO Live

Anthony Marwood Daniel Müller-Scho“ Jon Nakamatsu

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Garrick Ohlsson San Francisco Symphony

Hyperion SFS Media

Jordi Savall

Alia Vox

Yeol Eum Son

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Tallis Scholars


Tokyo String Quartet

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March 2010







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Zakir Hussain Shujaat Husain Khan Klezmatics

Network World Village Piranha

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis

World Village

Gary Lucas Susan McKeown Ana Moura

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Christopher O'Riley Omara Portuondo Catherine Russell

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Tinariwen Marta Topferova Omara Sosa

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Marta Topferova So Percussion Omara Sosa

World Village Cantaloupe Otá

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March 2010


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harmonia mundi usa • new releases March 2010  

This catalog features titles that will be available online and in stores in the USA as of March 9, 2010.