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JUNE 8, 2010

ALEXANDER melnikov SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes & Fugues


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This month, harmonia mundi’s priority release features pianist Alexander Melnikov playing Shostakovich’s twentyfour Preludes & Fugues (p.4.). New label Albion Records presents five Vaughan Williams discs, each boasting a world première recording (pp.7, 8). Alia Vox offers a SACD reissue of Jordi Savall’s acclaimed 1991 recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (p.9). On Channel Classics, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra present two Dvorák discs focusing on the last three symphonies (p.11). Hyperion priorities include Gerald Finley and Julius Drake performing Britten’s Songs & Proverbs of William Blake (p.19), the first volume of a complete Brahms song series featuring Angelika Kirchschlager (p.21) and C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Sonatas played by pianist Danny Driver (p.23). Valery Gergiev’s Mariinsky label offers two Stravinsky masterworks — Oedipus Rex and Les Noces, (p.25), while Orange Mountain presents a two-disc live recording of the Philip Glass Ensemble (p.27). Pianist Nikolai Lugansky returns to the studio to record a Chopin recital disc for Onyx (p.29). In non-classical releases, priorities include Chant du Monde’s new CD of flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona (p.31) and the eleven debut releases from new jazz label SmallsLIVE (pp.34-37).

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IN THE PRESS Ludovico Einaudi nominated for classical BRIT Award

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Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi was honored with a nomination for “Composer of the Year” in the Classical BRIT Awards 2010. The awards ceremony takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 13 and will be broadcast on ITV1 on May 18.

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Catherine Russell makes a splash with Inside This Heart of Mine Jazz singer Catherine Russell’s Inside This Heart of Mine hit #1 on the JazzWeek Chart and #1 in the Top 50 Jazz, Roots Music Report in April. It debuted on the Billboard Jazz Chart in May at #16; the album has also been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and Weekend Edition.

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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 3&9 ‘Kreutzer’ Viktoria Mullova, Kristian Bezuidenhout Onyx • 4050

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Mullova & Bezuidenhout play Beethoven Following hard on the heels of her critically acclaimed Bach Sonatas and Partitas (ONYX4040), this new CD of Beethoven’s third and ninth violin sonatas sees Viktoria Mullova partner with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout in performances that are both searching and exciting. This recording marks the fifieth release from ONYX, and the fifth anniversary of the label.

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J.S.BACH Art of Fugue

Fretwork harmonia mundi • HMX 2907296

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Remains available as HMU 907296 (093046729622) On this catalog-CD reissue, Fretwork illuminates the mysteries of Bach’s immortal Art of Fugue. Vividly performed by the acclaimed viol consort, Bach’s culminating musical achievement springs to life, complete and unencumbered by posthumous additions. Neither the original manuscripts nor the first published edition (1751) includes all the pieces of the Art of Fugue. For this complete recording, the group presents the work’s sections in an order that they have found to be both successful and satisfying in performance.

“If you want to get to know this intriguing and endlessly fascinating work, this is a perfect place to start; if you’re a Bach fan and you don’t have it, get it.” — CLASSICS TODAY

Also available harmonia mundi • HMU 907395 (093046739522)

“World-class… it’s simply refreshing to hear these works so differently articulated with and alternatively phrased by the communal will of a seasoned ensemble.” — CLASSICS TODAY

June 2010

Bach: Alio modo — Keyboard Transcriptions

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Melnikov’s commanding Shostakovich harmonia mundi

SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes & Fugues

Alexander Melnikov (piano) harmonia mundi • HMC 902019

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DualDisc DVD: 23 minutes In 1950, Shostakovich went to Leipzig to attend the Bicentennial Bach competition. His admiration for Tatiana Nikolaeva’s performance of the Well-Tempered Clavier ser ved as an impetus to write his own set of Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues, loosely modeled on Bach’s. Over the years, Nikolaeva, who performed the composition frequently throughout her career, became practically synonymous with the work. Alexander Melnikov started from scratch and came up with his own, unique and eminently musical interpretation. The third disc in the set is a DualDisc with a DVD side featuring a short film by Christian Leblé about the Preludes & Fugues that includes interviews with Alexander Melnikov and Andreas Staier.

Advance review

“In this muscular, virile account, fellow Russian Alexander Melnikov makes you wonder why these works are considered monotonous or didactic. In his virtuosic hands, each one glints.” — THE GUARDIAN

June 2010

Also available Scriabin: Piano Works

harmonia mundi • HMN 911914 (794881800827)

“One of the most idiomatic and commanding Scriabin pianists I’ve ever heard.” — CLASSICS TODAY

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The latest reissues in the hmGold series Price Code: A13 (Suggested Retail Price: $13.98)

Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe harmonia mundi • HMG 501557

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BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis

SCHUMANN Dichterliebe, Liederkreis

Werner Güra, Jan Schultsz (piano) harmonia mundi • HMG 501766

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VICTORIA Et Jesum — Motets for Solo Voice

Carlos Mena (counter-tenor), Juan Carlos Rivera (lute) harmonia mundi • HMG 507042

Previously Available as HMI 987042 (8427592000454), Deleted July 2009

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hmGold double-disc sets BRAHMS Secular Choral Songs

RIAS-Kammerchor, Marcus Creed harmonia mundi • HMG 501592

J.S.BACH Brandenburg Concertos

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin harmonia mundi • HMG 501634

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BARTÓK Violin Sonatas

June 2010

Isabelle Faust (violin), Ewa Kupiec (piano), Florent Boffard (piano) harmonia mundi • HMG 508334

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Previously Available as HMN 911623 (794881373826), Deleted November 2006 & HMN 911702 (794881503728), Deleted March 2009


Welcoming Albion Records VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Sky Shall Be Our Roof Rare Songs from the Operas

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Sarah Fox (soprano), Julie‹e Pochin (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano) Albion • ALBCD 001

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This month, harmonia mundi usa welcomes Albion Records to our family of labels. A subsidiary of the Vaughan Williams Society, Albion is dedicated to recording rare 20th century English classical music, concentrating on the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Each of the label’s CDs will contain at least one world première recording. Available for several years in the UK, this marks the first time the label has been officially distributed in the USA.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Kissing Her Hair Early Songs

Sarah Fox (soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano) Albion • ALBCD 002

June 2010

The Sky Shall Be Our Roof comprises of nineteen arias and songs from Ralph Vaughan Williams operas. An astonishing twelve of these are world première recordings and all are deeply characteristic — in turn noble and beautiful. The disc boasts the talents of Iain Burnside, Roderick Williams, Juliette Pochin, Sarah Fox and Andrew Staples. Kissing Her Hair is a collection of early Vaughan Williams songs. One, “Rondel,” from which the title is gained, is unpublished and this is its first recording. The song is serenely beautiful and is as it was written when the composer was only 22. Available for several years in the UK, this marks the debut US release for all but one of these exceptional discs.

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Where Hope is Shining Songs for Mixed Chorus

Joyful Company of Singers, Peter Broadbent Albion • ALBCD 006

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Music in the Heart Serenade to Music, The Pilgrim’s Journey

Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Lois Bové (soprano), Clifford Sco‹ (tenor), John Peck (baritone), Plymouth Choir, Henry Pfohl, Arnold Ostlund, Jr. (organ) Albion • ALBCD 009

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Folk Songs of the Four Seasons, In Windsor Forest Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, English Voices, The Dmitri Ensemble, Sir David Willcocks Albion • ALBCD 010

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The choral works on Where Hope is Shining were composed from 1895 to 1954. Performed by the award winning Joyful Company of Singers and recorded in the approximate order of composition, these works show how much Vaughan Williams adapted his style over the course of his career. Music in the Heart features a rare recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams conducting his Serenade to Music from a performance in 1951, the Pilgrim’s Journey and a bonus disc of Vaughan Williams talking about the teachings of Parry and Stanford. Both the Folk Songs of the Four Seasons and In Windsor Forest are world première recordings. Folk Songs of the Four Seasons is the most significant of his works never to have been recorded in any format.


Jordi Savall conducts Bach Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall Alia Vox • AVSA 9871

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J.S.BACH Brandenburg Concertos Nos.1-6

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Originally recorded in 1991 for Naïve, this set of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos is one of the finest in the Bach discography. Savall takes a more lyrical and less frenetic approach than is often found in period-instrument recordings. Now available as a multi-channel SACD, Le Concert des Nations sounds richer and more colorful than ever. And as you have come to expect from Alia Vox, this carefully remastered reissue is offered in a luxurious double digipak with extensive documentation.

“Jordi Savall treats each work with positively epicurean relish. If you love these works, you should add this recording to your collection. Magnificent sound.� — CLASSICS TODAY

Also available Alia Vox • AV 9817 (7619986098173)

“Exhilarating and fascinating.�

— SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

June 2010

Bach: Musical Offering

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Pergolesi favorites channel harmonia frémeaux classics mundi

PERGOLESI Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Flute Concerto, Sinfonia for Cello

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Ashley Solomon (flute), Jennifer Morsches (cello), Florilegium Channel Classics • CCS SA 29810

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Pergolesi’s composing career began at the age of twenty. However, at only twenty six, he died of tuberculosis. During his short lifetime, Pergolesi was revered in Rome and Naples. After his death, his reputation spread and eventually eclipsed that of most other composers in the second half of the eighteenth century. Pergolesi’s posthumous celebrity was such a magnet in the music world that, hoping to reap large financial profits, publishers and opera directors alike attributed his name to hundreds of vocal and instrumental works by lesser composers. Of all his works, the Stabat Mater was the most celebrated and remains hugely popular to this day. This recording of the Stabat Mater features Florilegium and includes a selection of Pergolesi’s choral and instrumental compositions.

June 2010

Also available Bach: Cantata Telemann: Concerto

Channel Classics • CCS SA27208 (723385272083)

“A beautiful album.”

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Fischer’s enchanting Dvorák Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer Channel Classics • CCS SA 30010

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DVORÁK Symphonies Nos.8 & 9

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer Channel Classics • CCS SA 90110

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“Very few conductors can match Fischer’s extraordinary ability to search out and illuminate the most subtle and transient details of scoring, tempi and dynamics, without sacrificing dramatic momentum and impact.” — ENJOY THE MUSIC

Also available “One to rival any version in the catalogue... Outstanding.” — GRAMOPHONE

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD These two discs featuring music by Dvorák find Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the top of their form, playing music for which they have a special affinity. The three last symphonies cover a wide range of mood and musical style, and each is a true masterwork in its own right. The seventh is among the composer’s finest works. Like Beethoven’s fifth and Mahler’s first, this symphony take us from sadness to happiness, from tragedy to jubilation. The eighth, composed at Dvorák’s summer residence deep in the Bohemian countryside, is indisputably “From the Old World.” The ninth, composed in New York and intended as a greeting “From the New World,” is steeped in the composer’s yearning for his native soil. The Suite in A major is one of the many hidden treasures among Dvorák’s works. It is a composition of enchanting beauty, lyricism and freshness.

June 2010

Dvorák: Cello Concerto

Channel Classics • CCS SA 25807 (723385258070)

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DVORÁK Symphony No.7, Suite in A Major

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Introducing Classic Records Best known for their reference-standard vinyl reissues, the Classic Records label also offers remasterings on CD, Digital Audio Disc (DAD), and DAD/HDAD (DVD-A compatible) DualDisc formats. An intermediate format between CD and DVD-A, DAD offers a 96kHz sampling rate (more than twice the 44.1kHz sampling rate used on standard CDs). DAD discs can be played on any standard DVD player, including those on personal computers, but they will not play in a regular CD player. The Classic Records ‘HDAD’ format offers DVD-A compatible recordings at 192kHz. The audio quality of DVD-A is similar to that of SACD, but as these discs are not ‘hybrid,’ they will not play on standard CD or DVD players. To play these extended dynamic range discs, a DVD-A player is required. The repertoire on Classic Records includes audiophile favorites taken from the Everest, Laurel, Vanguard and Vox catalogs.

PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky, Op.78 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op.35

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin Classic Records • DAD 1021

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DAD 24/96 — DVD Audio Disc On this recording, Leonard Slatkin leads the Saint Louis Symphony in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and Jerzy Semkow takes the helm for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Originally produced and recorded by the GRAMMY® winning team of Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz for Vox, these stunning performances were mixed to two-track and transferred directly from the original four-track tapes to 24/96 by Marc Aubort of Elite Recording in New York City. This DAD disc is playable ONLY on standard DVD players, including those on personal computers.

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Micah Yui (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, David Amos Classic Records • DAD 1030

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BAKER Singer of Songs/Weavers of Dreams, Sonata for Cello & Piano

Janós Starker (cello), George Gaber (percussion) Classic Records • DAD 1032

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MAHLER Symphony No.8

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BLOCH Concerto Symphonique, Scherzo Fantasque, Concerto Grosso No.2

University of Utah Chorus, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel Classic Records • HDAD 2001

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Price Code: A27 (Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) DualDisc — DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192

These three releases highlight the audio excellence of the DAD and HDAD formats. All three can be played on any standard DVD player, and the HDAD side of the DualDisc Mahler recording can also be played on DVD Audio players to achieve the highest possible fidelity. The Bloch and Baker discs are taken from Laurel Records masters, originally recorded in analog at 30ips with two microphones by Herschel Burke Gilbert. The DAD provides an amazing level of clarity, revealing all the nuances of these exceptional performances by pianist Micah Yui and cellist Janos Starker. Long a favorite of audiophiles, Vanguard’s legendary recording of Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maurice Abravanel is remastered here and offered in its entirety on a single DualDisc, with one side in 24/96 DAD and the other in 24/192 DVD-A. June 2010

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CANTELOUBE Songs of the Auvergne

Netania Davrath (soprano), Orchestra conducted by Pierre de la Roche Classic Records • HDAD 2002

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BERLIOZ Requiem

University of Utah Chorus, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Charles Bressler (tenor), Maurice Abravanel Classic Records • HDAD 2012

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Bass Virtuoso

Gary Karr (double bass) Classic Records • HDAD 2013

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Two of these three discs feature DVD audio in a DualDisc DAD and HDAD (DVD-A) format. The third adds a bonus standard CD to maximize the listener’s playback options. First up is a remaster of the legendary Vanguard recording of Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne made famous by Harry Pearson of the Absolute Sound for its lifelike qualities and the alluring vocals by Netania Davrath. This package combines the original separate volumes into a two-disc set. Also from Vanguard is one of the finest recorded performances of Berlioz’s monumental Requiem, featuring tenor Charles Bressler accompanied by Maurice Abavanel and the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Originally a four-track recording, this set includes both two-channel and four-channel DAD/HDAD combo disc. Double bass virtuoso Gary Karr is featured on the third release here, with recordings taken from his early recordings on the Golden Crest label. The set includes both a standard CD and a combo DAD/HDAD disc at 24/96 and 24/192.

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Joseph Fuchs (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens Classic Records • HDAD 2014

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RESPIGHI The Fountains of Rome, The Pines of Rome

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent Classic Records • HDAD 2015

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KHATCHATURIAN Gayne Ballet Suite

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HINDEMITH Violin Concerto MOZART Violin Concerto No.3

London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari Classic Records • HDAD 2016

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These three perennial favorites originally released on Everest Records feature true audiophile recordings in CD and DVD audio combo presentations. All were recorded by Bert Whyte on 35mm film at the famous Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London — a location used extensively by Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson. 35mm sound has a textural richness that is more realistic than any other tape format. Remastered for Classic Records by Len Horowitz and Bernie Grundman, each set includes both a standard CD and a dual sided DAD 24/96 — HDAD 24/192 combo disc. The Respighi disc is worthy of special note as the slower and more deliberate performances set by Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the London Symphony are every bit as powerful as the Reiner versions on RCA, long a favorite test disc. June 2010

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MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition, A Night on Bald Mountain

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent Classic Records • HDAD 2017

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SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.9 PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kije Suite

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent Classic Records • HDAD 2018

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FALLA Three-Cornered Hat

Barbara Howi‹ (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Jorda Classic Records • HDAD 2019

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Here are three more Everest audiophile classics, recorded by Burt Whyte at London’s Walthamstow Assembly Hall using 35mm film. Remastered for Classic Records by Len Horowitz and Bernie Grundman, each set includes both a standard CD and a dual sided DAD 24/96 — HDAD 24/192 combo disc. Sir Malcolm Sargent is featured on two discs with music by Mussorgsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Sargent had a real feel for Russian orchestral music and these sets offer performances that rival any put on disc. Completing the trio is Enrique Jorda leading the London Symphony in Manuel de Falla’s famed Three Cornered Hat in performances that are electric from the first notes.

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Sir Adrian Boult conducts the LPO first hand

1956 Nixa-Westminster Stereo Recordings Vol.1 BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra ELGAR Cockaigne Overture, Falstaff, Symphony No.2 ROSSINI/BRITTEN Soirées musicales, Matinées musicales WALTON Symphony No.1

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult First Hand • FHR 06

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Price Code: 3A19 (3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $59.98) This important historical release contains a mouthwatering selection of classic English symphonic repertoire, with many recordings receiving their CD debuts. These 1956 Nixa — Westminster recordings have been remastered at Abbey Road studios from original tapes held in the EMI and Universal archives. The sound quality is quite astonishing, especially considering they were made over fifty years ago. Sir Adrian Boult is featured, conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in his signature repertoire on recordings that are already considered to be classics. Boult’s interpretation of Elgar’s Symphony No. 2, for example, is arguably second to none, as is his powerful performance of Walton’s first symphony. Boult rarely recorded Britten, so it is of significance that this set includes his complete recordings of the composer’s works (Boult’s own narration of the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is beautifully enunciated). Also included are the two rarely-recorded Britten orchestrations of music by Rossini, joyfully performed and providing light, foot-tapping contrast.

Also available First Hand • FHR 05 (5060216340005)

“Snap up this marvelous set without delay.”

June 2010

Complete HMV Stereo Recordings

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Cinquecento sings Renaissance rarities hyperion

WILLAERT Missa Mente Tota, Motets Cinquecento Hyperion • CDA 67749

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The all-male vocal ensemble Cinquecento have won great praise for their recordings of Renaissance rarities. Their tone, vocal flexibility, collective and individual musicianship and commitment to their chosen repertoire places them at the very forefront of modern-day specialists in this music. Their latest disc features the music of Adrian Willaert, a contemporary of Josquin and for many years chapel master of the Venetian basilica di San Marco. Two extraordinary early works, Missa Mente tota and Quid non ebrietas, testify to the composer’s remarkable talent and love for complex contrapuntal constructions. Also included are four beautiful motets. The disc is completed by one of the many compositional tributes rained upon Willaert at his death: Cipriano de Rore’s Concordes adhibete animos, a surprisingly joyful posthumous panegyric containing an ostinato on the words “Live on Adrian, glory of the Muses.”

June 2010

Also available Vaet: Missa Ego flos campi

Hyperion • CDA 67733 (034571177335)

“Immaculate intonation and beautifully crafted phrasing.”

— INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW 18


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BRITTEN Songs & Proverbs of William Blake

Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67778

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The unbeatable, multiaward-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake turns to the composer Benjamin Britten for their latest Hyperion release. Although Britten is particularly celebrated for the substantial body of music he composed for the tenor voice, the composer also left an important legacy of music for baritone. In addition to song-cycles, individual songs and folksong arrangements, Britten also included challenging baritone roles in his operas. This disc contains Britten’s two important song cycles for baritone — Tit for Tat, setting the poems of Walter de la Mare, and the more substantial Songs and Proverbs of William Blake. The latter was written for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; designed to showcase his unique blend of intense lyricism and dramatic characterization, qualities which are undoubtedly also exhibited by Gerald Finley. Also included are some of Britten’s popular folksong settings, and a selection of later songs, which received exposure and publication only after the composer’s death.

“Finley’s warm, rich baritone is gorgeous from top to bottom.” — FANFARE

Also available Hyperion • CDA 67728 (034571177281)

“One of the outstanding Lieder recitals of this or any other year.”

June 2010

Ravel: Songs

— CLASSICS TODAY 19


Choral and organ works by David Briggs harmonia frémeaux hyperion mundi

BRIGGS Mass for Notre Dame

Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton, David Briggs (organ) Hyperion • CDA 67808

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Organist and composer David Briggs studied with Jean Langlais in Paris and was profoundly influenced by the playing of Pierre Cochereau, Organist Titulaire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Briggs was the first British winner of the Tournemire Prize at the St Alban’s International Organ Improvisation Competition. He is Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral, where he was music director for eight years. This disc features Briggs’ Messe Pour Notre Dame, and includes four movements of David Briggs’ organ improvisations. Very much aligned with French liturgical practice, this is Briggs captured in the heat of the improvised, unedited moment playing improvisations that display a masterful range of mood and color. Also included are some of Briggs’ Anglophone choral anthems. The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, who have been winning increasing praise for their Hyperion recordings, perform here led by their inspirational director Stephen Layton, with the composer, of course, at the organ.

June 2010

Also available

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Baltic Exchange

Hyperion • CDA 67747 (034571177472)

“A choral tour-de-force.”

— AUDIOPHILE AUDITION


The songs of Johannes Brahms hyperion

BRAHMS The Complete Songs, Vol.1

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano) Hyperion • CDJ 33121

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Graham Johnson’s complete Schubert and Schumann songs series for Hyperion are landmarks in the history of recorded music. Now this indefatigable performer and scholar turns to the songs and vocal works of Brahms. Each disc of this series will take a journey through Brahms’ life and career. The songs are not quite presented in chronological order, but they do appear here in the order that the songs were presented to the world. In a number of these Hyperion recitals, an opus number will be presented in its entirety (in the case of this disc, Op. 48). The folksongs of 1894 will be shared between all the singers in the series. The celebrated mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager is featured in the debut release in the series. She enjoys an international career as one of today’s most important singers, dividing her time between recitals and opera in Europe, North America and the Far East.

“Her voice is among the finest of its type, with a satiny texture, a glorious, light-catching gleam, bell-like precision and an ideal colouristic range illuminated by intuitive, perceptive intelligence.” — THE INDEPENDENT

Also available Hyperion • CDA 67563 (034571175638)

“An ingeniously planned and beautifully executed duet recital.”

June 2010

Women’s Lives & Loves

— THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 21


Cello music of Kodály harmonia frémeaux hyperion mundi tahra

KODÁLY Sonata Op.8 for solo cello, Adagio, Sonatina, Epigrams, Romance lyrique Natalie Clein (cello), Julius Drake (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67829

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The talented young British cellist Natalie Clein has become a familiar name since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1994. Since then, she has pursued a distinguished career performing with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors around the world. For her Hyperion debut, Clein turns to a composer who is close to her heart, the great Hungarian national composer Zoltán Kodály. Kodály made a decision to concentrate on instrumental and chamber music in his composing career, and he seemed to achieve more powerful results the fewer instruments he dealt with. He displayed elegant formal grasp and structural sophistication in his two string quartets and sheer passion and epic sweep in the Duo for violin and cello. But above all towers the amazing, ardent, pugnacious Sonata for solo cello, the greatest utterance in this most demanding of genres since J.S. Bach. Natalie Clein’s performance of this highly emotional monologue is a passionate, coruscating tour-de-force. Also included are a delightful selection of Kodály’s other works for cello, performed here with Hyperion regular and Natalie’s frequent duo partner, Julius Drake.


Driver plays C.P.E. Bach hyperion

C.P.E. BACH Keyboard Sonatas

Danny Driver (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67786

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The pianist Danny Driver has garnered the highest possible praise for his two York Bowen discs on Hyperion. Now, d e m o n s t r a t i n g h i s extraordinary versatility, he turns to a composer from a very different age — yet one who has been similarly overlooked by the musical establishment. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, second son of Johann Sebastian, was both revered and criticized by his contemporaries for his bold departures from conventional modes of musical expression. He perfected a highly original and intensely personal compositional style known as the empfindsamer Stil (literally, the ‘sensitive style’). C.P.E. Bach’s dramatic music clearly breaks away from, yet also builds upon, the early eighteenth-century style perfected by his father. His compositions mark one of the first — and among the most inspired — repudiations of the baroque aesthetic, in which a single unified mood dominates each movement. C.P.E. Bach composed more than three hundred keyboard works during his lifetime. All of the works on this recording were composed during the 1740s, while he was in the service of King Frederick II of Prussia.

“Driver’s virtuosity and technical finesse is remarkable.” — INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

Also available Hyperion • CDA 67751 (034571177519)

“Driver is beautifully sensitive to the dynamics and flow of the music.”

June 2010

Bowen: Piano Sonatas

— AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE 23


hyperion

Mid-priced Helios series reissues DOWLAND Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares Parley of Instruments Hyperion • CDH 55339

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“The unique features, superb playing, recording and annotation make this an issue of unusual interest and irresistible attraction.” — GRAMOPHONE

BRAHMS Motets

Corydon Singers, Ma‹hew Best Hyperion • CDH 55346

Previously Available as CDA 66389 (034571163895), Deleted May 2008

“A must for any serious collector.”

June 2010

— ORGANISTS’ REVIEW

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Gergiev conducts Stravinsky harmonia mundi mariinsky

STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex, Les Noces

Ekaterina Sementchuk (mezzo-soprano), Sergey Semishkur (tenor), Evgeny Nitikin (bass-baritone), Gerard Depardieu (narrator), Mariinsky Chorus, Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky • MAR 0510

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD To date, each release from the Mariinsky label has featured music by some of the great Russian composers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, each has whom has had strong connections with St. Petersburg. For the label’s sixth release, Valery Gergiev turns to the music of Igor Stravinsky, a composer who grew up in the city, attending performances at the Mariinsky Theatre where his father sang. Although less than four years separate the premieres of Les Noces and Oedipus Rex, they are two of the greatest works of two distinct phases in Stravinsky’s career. Stravinsky dedicated Les Noces to Diaghilev (whose Ballet Russes gave the premiere) and it marks the crowning glory of Stravinsky’s so-called ‘second Russian period.’ The opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex is the first great work of Stravinsky’s neoclassical period. It is sung here in Latin with Jean Cocteau’s original French narration spoken by the wellknown actor Gérard Depardieu.

“One would be hard pressed to find a tauter ensemble performing today.” — MUSICAL CRITICISM

Also available Mariinsky • MAR 0501 (822231850120)

“An infectious, satiric romp.” — STEREOPHILE

June 2010

Shostakovich: The Nose

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Formidable Chopin harmonia mirare mundi

CHOPIN Ballades Op.23, 38, 47 & 52, Fantaisie Op.49, Nocturnes Op.9 No.2, Op.15 Nos.1 & 2, Op.48 No.1 Etsuko Hirosé (piano) Mirare • MIR 110

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You may not have heard of Etsuko Hirosé, but you will. She won the International Martha Argerich Competition in Buenos Aires in 1997 and the International Chopin Competition in 1999 in Moscow. Competition winners are many, but the signs are that Hirosé is maturing into a formidable musician. The selection of works by Chopin presented here was recorded at the exceptional venue La ferme de Villefavard in the Limousin, with acoustics by Albert Yaying Xu, whose projects also include the Beijing Opera and the Cite de la Musique in Paris.

June 2010

Chopin on Mirare

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Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 Boris Berezovsky (piano), Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson Mirare • MIR 047 (3760127220473)

Chopin: Cello Sonata

Tatania Vassiljeva (cello), Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano) Mirare • MIR 107 (3760127221074)


The Philip Glass Ensemble — Live orange mountain

GLASS The Philip Glass Ensemble — A Retrospective

Philip Glass Ensemble Orange Mountain • OMM 0067

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Orange Mountain Music presents The Philip Glass Ensemble — A Retrospective, a two disc set of repertoire from the group’s forty-year career. Previously released as an iTunes only download, this live recording from a concert in Monterey Mexico in 2006 features music from Music in 12 Parts, In the Upper Room, Koyaanisqatsi, Einstein on the Beach, The Photographer, Glassworks, Powaqqatsi, and much more, with a total time of over 100 minutes of music. The Philip Glass Ensemble was formed in the late 1960s as a vehicle for Philip Glass’ new music. The ensemble has consistently toured the world performing Glass’ compositions, including complete performances of the seminal Music in 12 Parts, and as the ‘orchestra’ for the most groundbreaking opera of the 20th Century, Einstein on the Beach.

“Glass, at his best, is second to none.” — ROLLING STONE

Recently released Orange Mountain Music • OMM 0064 (801837006421)

June 2010

Glass: The Orange Mountain Music Sampler

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onyx

Chamber music on Onyx BRAHMS Piano Quartet No.2 in A Major Op.26, Clarinet Trio in A minor Op.114 Nash Ensemble Onyx Classics • ONYX 4045

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This release completes the Nash Ensemble’s survey of the Brahms piano quartets. The group’s recording of the first and third quartets garnered broad critical acclaim. By the time Brahms wrote his Clarinet Trio in 1891, he was a very well-known composer and musician. The trio, as well as the later clarinet quintet and solo sonatas, was written for and inspired by the great clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld, much in the way Mozart wrote for Anton Stadler. Brahms’s second Piano Quartet is massive in scale. It is one of the true masterpieces of the period, rich in melodic content and complex thematic development.

BORODIN String Quartet No.1 STRAVINSKY Concertino MYASKOVSKY String Quartet No.13

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Borodin Quartet Onyx Classics • ONYX 4051

June 2010

This is the acclaimed Borodin String Quartet’s second recording for Onyx, and features three works by three great Russian composers. Borodin’s remarkable first quartet, with its references to Beethoven’s Op.131, is a rich, full-blooded work; an opulent feast of lyricism and color. It is coupled with Stravinsky’s wonderfully concise Concertino of 1920 and Myaskovsky’s epic 13th quartet. The Borodin Quartet has been at the very center of the chamber music world for over 60 years, and has seen several changes in personnel during this period. This recording marks the debut of the group’s new cellist Vladimir Balshin who replaces Valentin Berlinsky.

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Nikolai Lugansky debuts on Onyx onyx

CHOPIN Piano Sonata No.3, Fantasy in F minor Op.49, Fantasy Impromptu, Waltz in C minor, Prelude in C minor, Scherzo No.4, Nocturne in F Major Op.15/1

Nikolai Lugansky (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4049

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After a gap of several years, Nikolai Lugansky has returned to the studio to record for Onyx Classics. Over his career, Lugansky has released twenty-three CD’s, many of which received the industry’s highest honors. Each of his solo recordings on Warner Classics was awarded a Diapason d’Or. His PentaTone Classics SACD of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and his Prokofiev for Warner was one of the CDs of the year (2004) featured in The Telegraph. Lugansky’s Warner recordings of the complete piano concertos of Rachmaninov received Choc du Monde de la Musique, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the 2005 ECHO Klassik Award. This all-Chopin recital will be one of the most important CDs to be released in 2010 as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

“Pianism of immense technical fluency and innate musical quality.” June 2010

— GRAMOPHONE

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world village

WORLD

Trio Joubran catalog now available

Randana

Majâz

Trio Joubran World Village • 479031

Trio Joubran World Village • 479032

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File In: World / Middle East With their skillful, heart-wrenching improvisations, Trio Joubran brings to bear a wealth of harmony and sweetness, full of depth and joy. Their music gives a special poetic voice to the plight of the Palestinian people. The trio has been recording since 1995, and these two releases are reissues of the group’s first two albums. Randana is a product of the three Joubran brothers melding their respective strengths: Samir’s compositions; Wissam’s hand-made instruments and skills in taqasim, or improvisation; and youngest brother Adnan’s prodigious raw talent. It was originally released on the artists’ own label of the same name — Palestine’s first recording label. Majâz, which translates as “metaphor,” further connects the virtual blend of poetry and music that is the group’s hallmark.

June 2010

Also available

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A l’ombre des mots

World Village • 479036 (794881933228)

“Their minimalist, shimmering textures are the perfect fit for Darwish’s poetry.” — SONGLINES


WORLD Virtuoso Flamenco Juan Carmona Chant du Monde • 2741748

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chant du monde

El sentido del aire

File In: World / Spain / Flamenco We have had to wait three years for a new album from Juan Carmona, but after you listen to El sentido del aire, you will agree that it was worth the wait. This is the work of a virtuoso flamenco artist who not only amazes on his own, but also knows how to bring together the best collaborators in service of his art. The album’s guest performers include Duquende, Chano Domínguez, Montse Cortés, Joaquín Grillo and Juan José “Paquete” Suárez. Carmona’s last album for Chant du Monde, Sinfonia Flamenca, was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY®. The nine new compositions on El sentido del aire mark a return to Carmona’s roots.

Also available Chant du Monde • CDM 2741411 (794881805525)

“Virtuosic.”

June 2010

Sinfonia Flamenca

— NEW YORK TIMES 31


SOUNDTRACK frémeaux

Bolling film soundtracks

A soundtrack story Music from films by Delon and Deray Various Artists Frémeaux • FA 519

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File In: Soundtrack Frémeaux & Associés delivers an anthology of the soundtracks composed by Claude Bolling for Alain Delon and Jacques Deray movies. Delon says of the music here, “In 1969, Borsalino was my first great film as a producer and I met Claude Bolling. For me, that memory is unforgettable. Because the music brought as much to the film, as the film did to the music. Even today, no matter where I go, whatever the country, there’s always a piano or an orchestra that plays the Borsalino theme! In other words, my dear Claude, Borsalino and your music have made us both immortal... and they will survive us!”

June 2010

Also available

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American Movies

Frémeaux • FA 510 (3448960251020)


JAZZ Blue Note Classics now on SACD harmonia mundi apo

Bo¤oms Up!

The 3 Sounds APO • CBNJ 84014 SA

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Jackie’s Bag

Jackie McLean APO • CBNJ 84051 SA

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It Might As Well Be Spring

Ike Quebec APO • CBNJ 84105 SA

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File In: Jazz Originally from Michigan, The Three Sounds eventually migrated to New York City where they were discovered by Lou Donaldson. The trio released nine LPs on Blue Note and Bottoms Up! is considered one of their finest. In terms of composition, leadership and playing, Jackie’s Bag is probably Jackie McLean’s greatest album. It was culled from two different sessions, separated by 20 months. Two weeks after Ike Quebec recorded his comeback album Heavy Soul for Blue Note, he was back in the studio making a second album. The confidence paid off, because It Might As Well Be Spring is every bit the classic the first album proved to be. June 2010

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JAZZ smallslive frémeaux

Introducing SmallsLIVE SmallsLIVE is the official live-performance label for the legendary Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village, New York City. Originally founded in 1993, Smalls Jazz Club has a freewheeling and bohemian vibe and has played host to a wide range of jazz luminaries. The SmallsLIVE label’s goal is to document the most respected current members of the contemporary jazz scene as heard in live performances. The recordings are audiophile quality, and strive to accurately recreate the experience of hearing a live concert at Smalls Jazz Club. There is no editing involved. It is jazz music – “what is played is what you get.” For more information about the label and the club, go to www.smallslive.com.

Live at Smalls

Ryan Kisor Quintet SmallsLIVE • SL 0001

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File In: Jazz Ryan Kisor began his career by winning the Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition. Since then he has been a formidable force in the New York jazz scene, working as the lead horn for The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band and the Gil Evans Orchestra. For this energetic live date, he brings along his Lincoln Center band mates, Sherman Irby, Carlos Henriquez and Ali Jackson as well as the solid, post-bop modernist Peter Zak for a lively set of originals and standards.

Live at Smalls

Kevin Hays Trio SmallsLIVE • SL 0002

Kevin Hays has been at the forefront of the jazz scene for the last twenty years, racking up an impressive resume with the most demanding leaders including Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Joshua Redman. His playing is complex and infused with a modern-classical sense of harmony and form but his feel is still pure jazz. He is joined by bassist Doug Weiss and the near-legendary Bill Stewart on drums.


JAZZ New jazz at its best harmonia mundi smallslive

David Kikoski Trio SmallsLIVE • SL 0003

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Live at Smalls, featuring Jimmy Cobb Peter Bernstein Quartet featuring Jimmy Cobb SmallsLIVE • SL 0004

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Live at Smalls, featuring Larry Willis Steve Davis Quartet featuring Larry Willis SmallsLIVE • SL 0005

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June 2010

File In: Jazz David Kikoski, longtime pianist of Roy Haynes’ group, is a musician of the highest level. His playing is highly modern and driving with a relentless sense of time and swing. In this live date, he introduces the young drummer Obed Calvaire and the bass player from the Chick Corea group, Hans Glawishnig. Peter Bernstein is a “musician’s musician.” His unerring sense of melodicism and blues-infused swing fill each note that he plays. He is joined here by Jimmy Cobb, the longtime drummer for Miles Davis, pianist Richard Wyands and John Webber, the bassist for George Coleman and One For All. Steve Davis has been a member of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers as well as a member of The Jackie McLean group. In this live date, he is joined by master pianist Larry Willis, who does not disappoint. Also in the band are Michael DiRubbo, Gerald Cannon and Willie Jones III.

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JAZZ

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Live at Smalls

Neal Smith Quintet SmallsLIVE • SL 0007

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Live at Smalls

Seamus Blake Quintet SmallsLIVE • SL 0008

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File In: Jazz Ian Hendrickson-Smith is best known for his work with various soul groups including Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, The Dap Kings and Hot Pants. However, he is a profound jazz musician in the vein of Eddie Harris. This live date is seriously groovy. The Amy Winehouse cover, “Love Is A Losing Game,” is worth the price of the disc alone. Pianist Rick Germanson, from the Pat Martino band, is a standout on this recording. Neal Smith has been the stalwart accompanist for the Cyrus Chestnut Trio for the last 10 years. For this live date, he has assembled an all-star cast of musicians including, Mulgrew Miller, Eric Alexander, Steve Wilson and Mark Whitfield. Tenor player Seamus Blake has been garnering an estimable reputation as a hard-edged modernist. For this live date he is joined by pianist David Kikoski, drummer Bill Stewart and guitarist Lage Lund.


JAZZ New jazz at its best harmonia mundi smallslive

Jim Rotondi Quintet SmallsLIVE • SL 0009

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Ethan Iverson, Ben Street, Albert “Tootie” Heath SmallsLIVE • SL 0010

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June 2010

File In: Jazz Jim Rotondi has been a force on the New York jazz scene for the past twenty years. His consummate and modern-edged trumpet playing is evocative of Woody Shaw but uniquely his own. In this live date, he is joined by pianist David Hazeltine, Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Ethan Iverson, pianist from the highly acclaimed trio The Bad Plus, has put together a fascinating live bebop project featuring the master Tootie Heath on drums. Planet Jazz is a collective sextet which features the work of the highly estimable Peter Bernstein, trumpetist Joe Magnarelli, tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon, pianist Spike Wilner, bassist Neal Miner and drummer Joe Strasser. It is a quintessential New York jazz group, bebop oriented but with a real blues edge.

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Concert Calendar • CLASSICAL June 2010

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Artist

Label

Date

City

State

Venue

Bang On A Can

Cantaloupe

Jan 26

Austin

TX

Bass Concert Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer

Channel Classics

Jan 25-26

New York

NY

Avery Fisher Hall

Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe

harmonia mundi

Nov 2

New York

NY

Alice Tully Hall

Colin Currie

Onyx Classics

Feb 22

Austin

TX

Bates Recital Hall

Helmut Deutsch

harmonia mundi

Feb 20

New York

NY

Alice Tully Hall

Julius Drake

Hyperion

Apr 3

New York

NY

Alice Tully Hall

James Ehnes

Onyx Classics

Jun 10-13

San Francisco

CA

Davies Symphony Hall

Jun 19

San Diego

CA

Mainly Mozart Festival

Jul 31

New York

NY

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Daniele Gatti

harmonia mundi

Apr 17

New York

NY

Avery Fischer Hall

Alban Gerhardt

Hyperion

Feb 25-26

Los Angeles

CA

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Susan Graham

Onyx Classics

Jun 3-5

New York

NY

Avery Fischer Hall

Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien

Hyperion

Mar 18

New York

NY

Carnegie Hall

Katia & Marielle Labèque

KML Records

Jul 20, 22

Los Angeles

CA

Hollywood Bowl

Dejan Lázic

Channel Classics

Dec 4

Washington

DC

Washington Performing Arts Society

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

harmonia mundi

Mar 11

New York

NY

Alice Tully Hall

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev LSO Live

Feb 23, 25, 27

New York

NY

Avery Fisher Hall

Jon Nakamatsu

harmonia mundi

Jun 5

San Francisco

CA

Florence Gould Theatre

Garrick Ohlsson

Hyperion

Nov 10

New York

NY

Alice Tully Hall

Dec 8

New York

NY

Alice Tully Hall

Maxim Rysanov

Onyx Classics

Jul 9-10

Wilson

WY

Grand Teton Music Festival

Jordi Savall

Alia Vox

Oct 3

Austin

TX

Bates Recital Hall


Label

Date

City

State

Venue

C.J. Chenier

World Village

Jun 12

Bath

ME

Chocolate Church Arts Center

Jun 15

Ridgefield

CT

Ballard Park

Jun 19

Reston

VA

Reston Town Center

Jun 20

Croton-on-Hudson

NY

Great Hudson River Revival

Jul 2-3

Lake Placid

NY

I Love Barbecue Festival

Jul 16

Kingsport

TN

Kingsport Funfest

Jul 17

Odessa

FL

Pappas Ranch

Jul 22

Norwich

NY

Chenango Blues Festival

Jul 24

Lake Harmony

PA

Poconos Blues Festival

Jul 29

Lebanon

NH

Lebanon Front Porch Concert

Jul 30-31

Philadelphia

PA

Warmdaddy's

Aug 1

Philadelphia

PA

Warmdaddy's

Aug 29

Lancaster

PA

Long's Park Amphitheater

Sep 4-5

Charlestown

RI

Rhythm & Roots Festival: Ninigret Park

Jan 29

Mt. Pleasant

MI

Central Michigan University: Finch Field House

Ornette Coleman

Sound Grammar

Nov 18

Austin

TX

Bass Concert Hall

Lila Downs

World Village

Oct 15

Chicago

IL

Symphony Hall

Oct 30

Atlanta

GA

Rialto Center

Oct 31

Atlanta

GA

Atlanta History Center

Nov 6

Sea¦le

WA

Moore Theatre

Nov 10

Los Angeles

CA

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Nov 13

Dallas

TX

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Klezmatics

Piranha

Nov 30

Austin

TX

Bass Concert Hall

Gary Lucas

World Village

Jun 5

Santa Monica

CA

McCabe's

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

World Village

Jun 12

Los Angeles

CA

Hollywood Bowl

Jul 2

New Orleans

LA

Essence Music Festival

Jun 26

Highland Park

IL

Ravinia Festival

Jun 27

Los Angeles

CA

Hollywood Bowl

Jun 9-10

Oakland

CA

Yoshi's

Jun 12

Rochester

NY

Rochester International Jazz Fest

Jul 14

New York

NY

Damrosch Park

Omara Portuondo Catherine Russell

World Village World Village

Silk Road Ensemble

World Village

Mar 28

Austin

TX

Bass Concert Hall

Tinariwen

World Village

Jun 13

Manchester

NY

Bonnaroo Music Festival

Jun 16

Minneapolis

MN

The Cedar Cultural Center

Jun 17-19

Chicago

IL

Millennium Park

Jun 20

Los Angeles

CA

Hollywood Bowl

Jun 21

San Francisco

CA

Yoshi's

Jun 22

Portland

OR

Roseland Theater

Jun 26

New York

NY

Central Park Summerstage

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