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news & highlights Street Date: July 13, 2010

2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the Onyx label. Their wide-ranging stable of artists and rich catalog of criticallyacclaimed recordings firmly place them in the top rank of classical labels. We congratulate Onyx on this important milestone and wish them many more years of stellar music-making. For the label’s fiftieth release, Viktoria Mullova and Kristian Bezuidenhout have recorded Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas Nos. 3 & 9 (p.17). Their full-blooded, virtuosic performances shed new light on these chamber music staples. New music label Cantaloupe offers a unique collaboration by So Percussion and electronic duo Matmos. Treasure State (p.6) focuses on the musical resources of everyday and not-so-everyday materials. Hyperion superstar Angela Hewitt’s legion of fans will eagerly snap up her third volume of Beethoven Piano Sonatas (p.13), which includes the famous Moonlight Sonata. July features a bounty of Wergo releases, headlined by Friedrich Gauwerky and Mark Knoop playing John Cage’s fascinating Études Boreales (p.21). In non-classical releases, Piranha introduces US listeners to the retro funk of Slavic bad boy Magnifico (p.22), while on World Village, Amira, ‘Bosnia’s Billie Holiday,’ joins forces with accordionist Merima Kljuco for Zumra, an album of haunting interpretations of traditional Bosnian songs (p.23). And on the jazz front, Plus Loin offers Live in Rennes (p.27), a live recording featuring master pianist Barry Harris.


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Harmonie Ensemble, Steve Richman harmonia mundi • 907492

Gershwin By Grofé rides high in the charts Steve Richman’s Gershwin By Grofé has received high praise from critics around the world. The album has spent four weeks on Gramophone’s Specialist Classical Chart, and over two weeks in the Top 20 on the Billboard Classical Chart.

Gershwin By Grofé

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“The way you really ought to hear it - exuberant, joyous, much like what we in New York supposed it must have been almost a 100 years ago.” – The Absolute Sound

Márta Sebestyén wins UNESCO Artist for Peace Award For her efforts in promoting the musical culture of the Carpathian Basin, Márta Sebestyén is the first Hungarian ever to win a UNESCO Artist for Peace Award. Sebestyén’s acclaimed 2010 World Village recording, I Can See The Gates Of Heaven, marked the singer’s return to performing traditional folk music of the region.


Beethoven: Piano Concertos Paul Lewis harmonia mundi • HMC902053

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Paul Lewis returns to Beethoven Paul Lewis’ complete set of the Beethoven sonatas enjoyed almost universal critical acclaim, including a ‘Record of the Year’ award from Gramophone magazine in 2008. Lewis now turns his attention to the five piano concertos. Recorded between July 2009 and March 2010, these spot-on interpretations paint a portrait of Beethoven full of light and shade.

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Vocal works by Haydn & Handel Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

Stephanie D’Oustrac (mezzo-soprano), Aline Zylberajch (fortepiano) Ambronay • AMY 023

Haydn not only wrote a large number of solo songs, he also produced a significant number of small-scale cantatas. These remarkable works for solo voice and keyboard have the musical depth of dramatic concert settings in miniature. Written in either 1789 or 1790, Arianna a Naxos is especially powerful and almost symphonic in scope. In fact, Haydn intended to orchestrate the work, but for some reason, never took up the task. Mezzo Stephanie d’Oustrac and fortepianist Aline Zylberajch wield a rich palette of emotions and timbre, creating a recording that illuminates Haydn’s foreshadowing of romantic composers, Schubert in particular.

HANDEL Judas Maccabaeus

Soledad de la Rosa (soprano), Mariana Rewerski (mezzo-soprano), Fabián Schofrin (counter-tenor), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Alejandro Meerapfel (baritone), Debaisieux Étienne (bass), Choeur de chambre de Namur, Les Agrémens, Leonardo García Alarcón Ambronay • AMY 024

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HAYDN Arianna a Naxos

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Price Code: 2A19 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $39.98)

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The oratorio Judas Maccabaeus was written in 1746, five years after Messiah, and was first performed in London at Covent Garden the following year. It quickly became one of Handel’s most popular oratorios. It was written to commemorate the victory of William, Duke of Cumberland over Charles Edward Stuart the Pretender at the battle of Culloden on 16th April, 1746. With its warlike story of the triumph of a Jewish hero over invading forces, Judas Maccabaeus formed the ideal victory celebration. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon invests the music with rich emotions and a wholly Italianate baroque vocality.


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APO audiophile classics reissued

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo IVES Holidays Symphony Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Donald Johanos APO • APCD 004

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RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances, Vocalise

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Donald Johanos APO • APCD 006

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RAVEL Fanfare, La Valse, Alborada del Gracioso, Rapsodie Espangole, Menuet Antique, Valses Nobles et Sentimental Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski APO • APCD 007

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July 2010

Little needs to be said about these audiophile classics, reissued again after a long absence from our catalog. However, although they are known for their demonstration quality sonics, all three discs feature solid performances of staples from the orchestral repertoire. Donald Johanos conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in American music favorites and Rachmaninov’s powerful Symphonic Dances, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski leads the Minnesota Orchestra in orchestral works and arrangements by Ravel. All three are Vox originals from 1967 and 1974.


Historic Russian piano music apr

Russian Piano Tradition: The Goldenweiser School Gigory Ginzburg Early Recordings – Vol.2 Grigory Ginzburg (piano) APR • APR 5672

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Grigory Ginzburg (1904-1961) was perhaps the most astounding virtuoso to emerge in Soviet Russia and it is a tragedy that he was never allowed to travel to the west after the mid 1930’s. He focused his repertoire very much on the 19th century Romantic period and, above all, in Liszt, and his prolific recordings include many of Liszt’s virtuosic opera paraphrases that had fallen into neglect. This CD is the second of two devoted to his earliest 78rpm recordings mainly dating from around 1950. These discs are extremely rare and many of the performances included will be unknown to even the most ardent collectors. Of particular interest to pianophiles will be his supremely elegant Strauss transcriptions and the Schumann arrangements of Paganini’s Caprices.

Also available Russian Piano Tradition: Merzhanov

“These recordings do impress us with an artist of clear, variegated gifts and often tender sensibilities.”

“A rare chance for pianophiles to easily access Merzhanov in his prime, so don’t hesitate!”

APR • APR 5661 (5024709156610)


APR • APR 5671 (5024709156719)


July 2010

Russian Piano Tradition: Goldenweiser


Elemental American sounds Treasure State


So Percussion, Matmos Cantaloupe • CA 21065

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Treasure State is a startling collaboration between two rogue American groups. So Percussion are renowned virtuoso performers of classical and avant-garde music for percussion. Baltimorean electronic duo Matmos are infamous for turning bizarre sound sources (from plastic surgery to live snails) into shuffling rhythmic pop. They are Musiqueconcrete oddballs, brought into the mainstream by their collaboration with Bjork. Bridging the gap from the conservatory to the laptop screen, Treasure State features a selection of So Percussion & Matmos compositions in which the ensembles reinforce each other’s techniques and methodologies. The core of the record is series of studies based on everyday materials that are not generally used as musical instruments: ceramic planters, pails of water, aluminum cans and cactus needles. The result is a richly diverse yet highly listenable record that flows across a range of genres, sound sources, objects and styles to create an elemental American landscape.

July 2010

Also available from So Percussion


So Percussion

Cantaloupe • CA 21022 (713746300029)

Reich: Drumming Cantaloupe • CA 21026 (713746302245)

“Time and time found yourself smiling in a quiet amazement that could verge on disbelief.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

Amid The Noise Cantaloupe • CA 21039 (713746303921)

Classic Records audiophile remasters harmonia classic records mundi

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5, Coachman’s Dance

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Pavel Kogan Classic Records • HDAD 2020


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192


Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Pavel Kogan Classic Records • HDAD 2021


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens Classic Records • HDAD 2022

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This month’s titles complete the debut retail release of the Classic Records catalog. Most of the sets offered feature a standard CD packaged with a special dual-sided DAD 24/96 - HDAD 24/192 combo disc. The original masters used come from legendary Vox, Everest and Laurel recordings from decades past. However, the sound of these discs rivals the best that modern technology can offer. The Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov sets are Vox originals, featuring stellar performances from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra led by Pavel Kogan. The Berlioz was originally recorded on 35mm magnetic film by Everest, and features Sir Eugene Goossens conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

July 2010


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Legendary recordings

STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens Classic Records • HDAD 2023


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192

PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent Classic Records • HDAD 2024


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192


London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent Classic Records • HDAD 2025


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192

July 2010

Remastered for Classic Records by Len Horowitz and Bernie Grundman, these Bert Whyte Everest recordings were transferred directly from the original 35mm magnetic film for maximum sound quality. Each includes both a standard CD and a dual sided DAD 24/96 - HDAD 24/192 combo disc. The London Symphony Orchestra is featured in recordings from the 1960s, made at the famous Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, with conductors Sir Eugene Goossens and Sir Malcolm Sargent. Each offers a fine example of the orchestra’s consistent quality over the years and the conductors’ innate understanding of the repertoire and powerful musical vision.


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SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy AMIROV Azerbaijan Mugam

Houston Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Classic Records 窶「 HDAD 2026


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192


Peter Katin (piano), Houston Symphony Orchestra, Hugo Rignold Classic Records 窶「 HDAD 2027


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192

BARTテ適 Concerto for Orchestra

Houston Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Classic Records 窶「 HDAD 2028


Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192

Here are three more Bert Whyte 35mm Everest recordings dating from the late fifties and early sixties, this time featuring the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Featured artists include pianist Peter Katin and conductors Leopold Stokowski and Hugo Rignold. The repertoire on all three discs is ideal for audio demonstrations, requiring not only both wide dynamic range but also intricate detail. Each meets and exceeds those expectations with an added bonus of fascinating, heartfelt interpretations. Each set includes both a standard CD and a dual sided DAD 24/96 - HDAD 24/192 combo disc.

July 2010


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Evergreen audiophile favorites SIBELIUS Violin Concerto, Tapiola

WAGNER Wotan’s Farewell, Magic Fire Music CHOPIN Marzurka Op.17 No.4, Prelude Op.28 No.24, Waltz Op.64 No.2

Tossy Spivakovsky (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Tauno Hannikainen Classic Records • HDAD 2030

Houston Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Classic Records • HDAD 2029

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Price Code: 2A13 (CD plus DAD, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98) VILLA-LOBOS The Lile Train of the Caipira GINASTERA Estancia, Panambi

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

Tossy Spivakovsky (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr Classic Records • HDAD 2031

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens Classic Records • HDAD 2033

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Standard CD + Dual disc - DAD 24/96 & HDAD 24/192 Classic Records’ reissues of Bert Whyte’s 35mm Everest recordings remind the listener of how revolutionary this recording technique was at the time. Their dynamic range was unsurpassed, and the recorded sound possessed a depth that had never been produced before using traditional methods. These four discs, featuring such gems as Leopold Stokowski’s Wagner and Sir Eugene Goossens conducting Villa-Lobos and Ginastera, benefit greatly from Everest’s technical prowess, and as a result, have remained on wish lists for decades. Each set includes both a standard CD and a dual sided DAD 24/96 - HDAD 24/192 combo disc.

Mid-priced hmGold reissues La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Les Sacqueboutiers, Philippe Herreweghe harmonia mundi • HMG 501247

Previously Available as HMX 2901247 (794881807123) Deleted May 2009

Deutsche Barocklieder

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor), Karl Ernst Schroeder (lute) harmonia mundi • HMG 501505

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CORELLI Concerti Grossi Op.6

Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini harmonia mundi • HMG 501406

Price Code: A13 (Suggested Retail Price: $13.98)

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MONTEVERDI Vespro della beata Vergine

Previously Available as HMC 901505 (794881317721) Deleted August 2008

JANÁCEK Piano Works

Alain Planès (piano) harmonia mundi • HMG 501508

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Previously Available as HMC 901508 (794881302321) Deleted December 2009

Previously Available as HMX 2901406 (794881720422) Deleted December 2009

CHOPIN Complete Nocturnes

Brigie Engerer (piano) harmonia mundi • HMG 501430

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMG 505247

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Previously Available as HMC 905247 (794881504022) Deleted May 2009

July 2010

Previously Available as HMX 2901430 (794881768424) Deleted March 2009

KITTEL Arien & Kantaten


Hyperion’s Mendelssohn cycle concludes harmonia frémeaux hyperion mundi

MENDELSSOHN Songs & Duets Vol.5

Katherine Broderick (soprano), Hannah Morrison (soprano), Anna Grevelius (mezzo-soprano), Finnur Bjarnason (tenor), Stephan Loges (baritone), James Rutherford (baritone), Eugene Asti (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67753

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Eugene Asti’s pioneering Mendelssohn song series, which contains a wealth of first recordings and rarities, concludes with this speciallypriced two CD set. The content ranges from Mendelssohn’s first extant composition of any kind — a birthday song presented to his father by the precocious ten-year-old composer — to settings of the German romantic poets Schiller, Goethe and Eichendorff which place Mendelssohn firmly in the canon of the great Lieder composers. These works are performed by a talented group of young singers who will be familiar from other discs in the series, including the winner of the 2008 Kathleen Ferrier prize, Katherine Broderick.

July 2010

Previously released


Mendelssohn: Songs, Vol.4

Hyperion • CDA 67739 (034571177397)

“What a concentration of talent in one place!” — INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

“An intimate gathering of friends in a 19th-century parlor.” — FANFARE

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BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas Vol.3

Angela Hewi (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67797

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“Every bit as intellectually lucid, technically secure and focused as her Bach.”

Angela Hewitt is rapidly establishing herself as one of the great pianists of our age. Her concert career is expanding as rapidly as her discography, so it seems only right that, following her success in tackling one of the pillars of classical music in Bach, she should tackle another in Beethoven. Hewitt’s legion of fans will be delighted at this eagerly awaited third volume of Beethoven sonatas. Her first two releases in this series were praised for their ‘clarity, intelligence and elegance’ and all these trademark qualities of her playing are fully present in this third disc. Four contrasting sonatas are presented here, including the famous Moonlight Sonata, which needs no introduction.


Also available in the series Hyperion • CDA 67518 (034571175188)

“Hewitt lets her long hair down and her fingers run wild.” — GRAMOPHONE

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol.2

Hyperion • CDA 67605 (034571176055)

“There’s no shortage of imaginative touches.”

July 2010

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol.1


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Great Hyperion reissues

BOYCE Trio Sonatas

Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman Hyperion • CDD 22063

SAINT-SAËNS Cello Sonatas Nos.1 & 2, Le Cygne Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano) Hyperion • CDH 55342

Music for St. Paul’s

Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Parley of Instruments, John Sco Hyperion • CDH 55359



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Previously Available as CDA 67095 (034571170954) Deleted November 2007

Previously Available as CDA 67009 (034571170091) Deleted February 2009

Price Code: A11 (Suggested Retail Price: $11.98)

July 2010

These three discs present mid-priced reissues of evergreens from the Hyperion catalog. Peter Holman’s Boyce offers over two hours of varied and inspiring listening. Mats Lidström’s performances of wonderful, lesser-known chamber works by Saint-Saëns prove that there is great deal of music waiting to be discovered beyond Carnival of the Animals. This collection from the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral was made to mark the tercentenary of the formal opening in 1697 of St. Paul’s, rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London.


Handel’s inventive Orlando Price Code: 3A11 (3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $35.98)

Christophe Dumaux (counter-tenor), Elena de la Merced (soprano), John Michael Fumas (counter-tenor), Rachel Nicholls (soprano), Alain Buet (bass), K617 • K 617221


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HANDEL Orlando

In his setting of Orlando, Handel offers us a score of remarkable dramatic power, diversity and originality. Orlando’s mad scene and slumber aria are among the composer’s most striking creations. Everything in the opera arouses admiration — the extremely varied scoring, the exuberant vocal writing, the rhythmic invention and the supple melodies. On this new recording from K617, Jean-Claude Malgoire and La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy are joined by a cast of talented soloists in a fantastic production rivaling the best in the catalog.

Rare chamber music Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)


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CHOPIN Introduction et Polonaise brillante Op.3, Piano Trio Op.8 LISZT Tristia

Trio Chausson Mirare • MIR 089

July 2010

This fascinating disc from the Trio Chausson features some of the very few pieces Chopin ever wrote for an instrument other than the piano. The Introduction et Polonaise brillante for cello and piano was written in 1829, when Chopin was only 19 years old. The trio, whilst not considered Chopin’s greatest work, has firmly established itself in the piano trio repertoire. Liszt is not a composer known for his chamber music. Tristia is an arrangement for piano trio by Edward Lassen of the sixth of the piano collection the Années de pèlerinage. Liszt apparently revised Lassen’s arrangement more than once, adding some more of his own material.



Zhu Xiao Mei plays Bach BACH Well Tempered Clavier - Book 1 Zhu Xiao-Mei (piano) Mirare • MIR 103

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Price Code: 2A15 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $31.98)

Her budding career sadly interrupted by China’s Cultural Revolution, pianist Zhu Xiao Mei finally began to receive the international recognition she deserved in the late 1980s. A resident of Paris and instructor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Zhu Xiao-Mei has enjoyed great success as a performer in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Her autobiography “La Rivière et son secret” was published by Editions Robert Laffont in October 2007 and received the Grand Prix des Muses in March 2008. Bach has long been one of her specialties, and this set demonstrates her strong affinity for the composer.

Colorful Baroque chamber music JACQUET DE LA GUERRE Sonatas

La Rêveuse Mirare • MIR 105

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July 2010

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, a gifted harpsichordist, was also a great composer whose sonatas were much admired. Her successful blend of Italian fire and French elegance, which allows the violin to shine in brilliant passages while giving fine solos to the viol, places these pieces among the finest French instrumental music of the early 18th century. The chamber ensemble La Rêveuse specializes in works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. By favoring eloquence, the mastery of the color and the richness of continuo, the musicians of La Rêveuse convey the rhetorical, spiritual and poetic force of this glorious repertoire.


Mullova & Bezuidenhout partner in Beethoven onyx

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Nos.3 & 9, “Kreutzer”

Viktoria Mullova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4050

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“These are big-boned, exciting readings, played in a modern style, but profiting from the more transparent sound of the gut-stringed instrument and light bow, enabling a perfect balance with the delicate fortepiano. Sheer delight.” — THE SUNDAY TIMES

Following on the critical success of her brilliant recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, this new CD of Beethoven sonatas sees Viktoria Mullova partnered with rising-star fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. For this disc, Mullova plays with her usual grace and fire on gut strings and using on a classical period bow, but is never a slave to musicological correctness. Bezuidenhout demonstrates his staggering virtuosity on the 1822 Walter fortepiano chosen for this recording. Both of these fantastic performers bring out every nuance of Beethoven’s sonatas, making the listener forget any controversy over the instruments they play. This recording, the fiftieth release from Onyx, marks the fifth anniversary of this enterprising young label.

Also available Onyx • Onyx 4015 (880040401520)

July 2010




“A recommendation of pressing urgency, one that the names themselves almost guarantee in this kind of repertoire.”

40 years of operatic excellence Celebrating 40 Years - Then and Now

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Thora Einarsdoir, Carmen Giannaasio, Annick Massis, Nelly Miricioiu, Susan Paerson, Jennifer Rhys-Davies, Marilyn Hill Smith, Yvonne Kenny (sopranos); Sandra Browne, Della Jones, Jennifer Larmore, Ann Taylor (mezzo-sopranos); Bulent Bezduz, Bruce Ford, Colin Lee, William Maeuzzi, Paul Nilon, Alexander Oliver, Toby Spence (tenors); Johannes Christian Du Plessis, Alan Opie (baritones); Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, David Parry; London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry, Maurizio Benini Philharmonia Orchestra, Alun Francis, David Parry, James Judd; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alun Francis Opera Rara • ORR 248


July 2010

Price Code: A25 (Suggested Retail Price: $25.98)


This disc, featuring some of Opera Rara’s finest singers, is dedicated to Sir Peter Moores and the Peter Moores Foundation in recognition of their invaluable support over the years. Since its foundation four decades ago, Opera Rara has enriched the lives of generations of opera lovers and has altered perceptions through its dedication to exploring and reviving rare works from the Italian bel canto period and from the middle decades of the 19th-century French tradition. By far the majority of Opera Rara recordings have been world premiere recordings. In many cases, the work itself will have been rediscovered by Opera Rara after decades (and, in some cases, more than a century) of total neglect. Reviving such works requires patient and expert musicological endeavor to ensure that all sources are collated and compared, so that the best possible edition can be assembled, rehearsed and recorded. This compilation features excerpts from the works of the most significant composers who are at the heart of Opera Rara’s output and are taken from the first Opera Rara recording by each composer and from the most recent. Opera Rara has tried to shine the spotlight on as many as possible of the greatest stars who have recorded for them over the years. This is a fascinating and delightful survey of the richness that is Opera Rara.

TRACK LIST Rossini Donizetti Mercadante Pacini Meyerbeer Meyerbeer Mercadante Pacini Donizetti Rossini Offenbach Offenbach

Ricciardo e Zoraide. “S’ella mi è ognor fedele” -

“Qual sarà mai la gioia” Ugo conte di Parigi. “Prova mi dai, lo sento” Orazi e Curiazi. “Qual prece o voto” “Di quai soavi palpiti” Maria, regina d’Inghilterra. “M’amò qual aman gli angeli” Dinorah. “O puissante magie” Margherita d’Anjou. “Che main giova il serto?” “Incerto palpito” Virginia. “Sulle materne ceneri” Alessandro nell’Indie. “Se possono tanto” Parisina. “Forse, un destin” - “Qual suon!” Ermione. “Reggia abborita” - “Ah! come nascondere” Vert-Vert. “Faut-il en faire le serment” Robinson Crusoe. “Take Me Away to the One I Adore”

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Kocian Quartet, Zemlinsky Quartet Praga • PRD 250262

MENDELSSOHN String Quartets Nos.4 & 6, Capriccio

Zemlinsky Quartet Praga • PRD 250267

DOHNÁNYI String Quartets Nos.1 & 3, Ruralia Hungarica

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Price Code: A22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

Kocian Quartet Praga • PRD 250268

Price Code: A22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

Masur conducts Strauss Price Code: A18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)

Orchestre National de France, Kurt Masur Radio France • FRF 005

Strauss’s tone-poem Eine Alpensinfonie of 1915 forgoes the conventions of the symphony form and consists of twenty-two continuous sections. It depicts the experiences of eleven hours spent climbing an Alpine mountain. The work is one of Strauss’s largest non-operatic compositions in terms of performing forces: the score calls for about 125 players in total. This disc features a live performance with Kurt Masur leading the Orchestre National de France.

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The best in new music from Wergo VASKS The Seasons

Vestard Skimkus (piano) Wergo • WER 6734


The Seasons (Gadalaiki) is not program music in the classical sense, but rather an expression of feelings. Vasks says, “When I first heard Vestard Shimkus playing I instantly understood - he is just the right interpreter. The notes turned into colors, scents, started to breathe, and The Seasons came into being.” Shimkus’ performance received the Great Latvian Music Award, the highest national distinction in the field of music.

Price Code: A23 (Suggested Retail Price: $23.98)

HENZE Hommages

Ensemble Recherche Wergo • WER 6727


Henze’s compositional output is dominated by the larger genres with their richly differentiated palette of instrumental colors. Played by the Ensemble Recherche, this new disc features unpublished chamber music, with most works receiving their first recordings. The compositions are primarily occasional pieces, dedicated to close friends and colleagues, spanning a period of approximately two decades.

Price Code: A23 (Suggested Retail Price: $23.98)

Vom himmel zur holle (From Heaven to Hell)

July 2010

MusikFabrik Wergo • WER 6853


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This new collection from MusikFabrik focuses on three composers’ imaginings of music from heaven or hell. In the Old Testament, the musical praise of God was imagined as an overpowering roar, a concept depicted in Martin Smolka’s Rush (Hour in Celestial Streets). Mauricio Kagel’s Orchestrion-Straat celebrates a joyous earthly resurrection while Louis Andriessen’s Racconto dall’Inferno (tale from hell) proposes that hell has a soundtrack, and anyone caught in its repetitive loops will find it difficult to escape.

Cage’s music of the stars Friedrich Gauwerky (cello), Mark Knoop (piano) Wergo • WER 6718


CAGE Etudes Boreales, Harmonies

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The enormous technical challenges presented by Cage’s Etudes Boreales demand careful coordination of fingers, instrument and intellect. On this CD the work is presented twice, in versions for piano solo and for cello and piano. As in its sister works, Etudes Australes and Freeman Etudes, Cage based his composition on a star chart, in this case, one of the northern sky created by Czech astronomer Antonín Becvár in 1962. Apartment House 1776 for four singers and any number of instrumentalists was written for the American bicentennial. It consists of 14 Tunes, 4 Marches, 2 Imitations and 44 Harmonies. On this disc, Friedrich Gauwerky plays his own arrangements for cello and piano of four of the Harmonies.

Also available Wergo • WER 6706 (4010228670622)

“A beautiful and fitting memorial… And the performances are, of course, exquisite.”

July 2010

Cage: Sonatas & Interludes


WORLD Retro-chic with Balkan beats Magnification


Magnifico Piranha • PIR 2440

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“The Balkan invasion of Europe has begun. Goran Bregovic blazed the trail, now Magnifico is at the ready to open up new terrains of fun. With his wacky mix and jaw-dropping presence, he’s set for success.” — LAUT.DE

July 2010

Enhanced CD - Includes videos and other extras File In: World / Slovenia Dressed to the nines in a retro-chic suit, Slovenia’s Magnifico gyrates with Euro irony and sultry smoothness, backed by a burst of Balkan brass and a chorus of go-go dancers. This bad boy hit-maker glories in the pleasures of pan-European English, pop culture and the sillier side of porn — all presented with a distinctly Slavic wink. His songs raise the roof, raise eyebrows and spark debate about everything from xenophobia to homophobia. Several generations of fans frequent the singer and actor’s flamboyant shows, where they sing along to the provocative lyrics and savor the furious Balkan beats. Slovene teens


scream at a Magnifico sighting, while local intellectuals debate his post-modern shape-shifting significance. Now Magnifico is being unleashed on the world at large with Magnification, in a blast of Balkan- and Roma-scented funk, R&B and soul... and even a flirtation with American country music and Mexican-style horns. The tracks on Magnification hail from Magnifico’s latest limited edition Slovenian release, along with several freshly minted songs from the songwriter’s ever fertile mind. Two videos and other extras are also included.

WORLD Bosnian café blues world village


Amira, Merima Kljuco World Village • 450012

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File In: World / Bosnia Although the songs on Zumra are beautiful examples of Bosnia’s complex folkloric culture, Amira and Merima Kljuco’s interpretations are far from standard. The title of the CD translates as ‘emerald,’ but the term can also be used to denote something that deviates from the norm. The music here is simultaneously original and contemporary. Both in their arrangements as well their interpretation, Amira and Kljuco look at these traditional songs in a new light, and in so doing, ‘rediscover’ them and present them to us as the true gems they are.



“Suicidal melancholy has rarely sounded as pretty as on this collaboration between Amira, doyenne of Bosnian café blues, and classical accordion virtuoso Kljuco. From blue-note trillings to quasi-industrial buzzing, Kljuco wrings extraordinary sounds from her instrument and the sheer Dostoevskian relentlessness leaves you weirdly elated.” — DAILY TELEGRAPH

“With Rosa, Amira’s journey was already very interesting. With Zumra, it is beyond ‘interesting’. And that is a very, very good thing. Zumra is in the ballpark for one of this year’s best.” — FROOTS

July 2010

“Angelic, simply angelic… these are transcendental songs of love, loss and yearning from the region’s sevdah tradition, all performed with restraint and subtlety.”



A return to Madagascar’s roots


Tsara Madagasikara Samy Izy Network • 495132

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File In: World / Madagascar Madagascan music legend Andriamalalaharijaona Samoela (a.k.a. Sammy) formed Tarika Sammy (Sammy’s Band) band in the early 80s, and over the next twenty years the group became one of the island’s most successful musical exports. Enticed back in to the studio by the German label Network, Sammy founded a new band for these recordings - Samy Izy - to pay homage to Madagascar’s roots music. Sammy also invited top-ranking guests artists including flautist Rageroge, the Tana Gospel Choir and, reviving an almost forgotten tradition, the nine-piece wind orchestra Ambodirana Centre. Tsara Madagasikara is another major contribution to the music of Madagascar.

Chilean troubadours daqui

Payadores du Chili Various Artists Daqui • 332041

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July 2010

File In: World / Chile The Payadores are folk poets who improvise their lines accompanied by the guitarrón chileno, a member of the guitar family with 25 playable and sympathetic strings. The performers on this disc, Manuel Sanchez, Moises Chaparro and Guillermo Villalobos are considered among the most famous exponents of the Payadores style in Chile. The disc was recorded live in Langon, France during The Nuits Atypiques Festival in July 2008. It captures perfectly these unique artists’ fascinating, improvised “poetry battles” and their tight connection with the audience.



A romantic night in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires – une nuit de tango

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Anibal Arias y Osvaldo Montes, Esquina Tango, La Chicana, Narcotango, Orquesta Color Tango, Orquesta El Arranque, Orquesta Leopoldo Federico, Orquesta Vale Tango, Rubén Juarez Accords Croisés • AC 134

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Price Code: 2A21 (2 CDs plus DVD, Suggested Retail Price: $43.98)



La mariposa Cordón La patota Yira yira Taconeando Lo han visto con otra Cabulero Sueño de morocha en conventillo Vi luz y subí La Guitarrera Afiches El pollo Ricardo Que nadie sepa mi sufrir (la foule) Al galope La bestia potenciada Suite Piazzolla Café la humedad / Dandy / Pasional La Cumparsita

July 2010

Tinta roja Oro y plata Otra luna Nocturna ¿Qué tango hay que cantar? Milonga de mis amores Cada día te extraño mas Juguete rabioso Canaro en Paris Alma de loca Quejumbroso Te llaman malevo A Don Agustin Bardi Dice una guitarra Negracha Sopapa Desde el alma Aquaforte ¿Qué onda?

2 CDs plus 1 DVD - 85 minutes/ 4:3 Letterbox/ English/ French/Spanish File In: World / Argentina Buenos Aires - une nuit de tango offers a fascinating selection of Argentinean music recorded live in Buenos Aires. It aims to create the intimate feeling of an evening spent in the places where tangos are played and sung around the city. The set features musicians whose remarkable talent has been acknowledged for several decades: Leopoldo Federico, Roberto Alvarez with Color Tango, Rubén Juarez, and the Osvaldo Montes / Aníbal Arias Duo. It also includes young groups that are following in the footsteps of their illustrious forbears, including El Arranque, Vale Tango and Narcotango. The DVD that accompanies these albums features excerpts from concerts given by the groups heard on the CDs as well as documentary segments about the musicians. The sequences include ‘asados,’ or family gatherings, during which family members sing and eat grilled meat together, dances in neighborhood clubs, professional dancers performing and views of the city of Buenos Aires, a city whose heart beats to the rhythm of the tango.


WORLD frémeaux ocora

Ethnic music of Greece & Mayoe

Music of Asia Minor & Constantinople

En Chordais Ocora • C 560223

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July 2010

Debaa – Singing of Sufi Women


Large format packaging 7.5” x 5.5” File In: World / Mayotte For centuries, the interaction between Greek, Turkish and many ethnic groups gave rise, in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the great cities of Asia Minor, to a musical culture which could be qualified as a perfect example of intercultural integration. The Oriental style called smyrnaika, played on violin, oud, qanun and santoor had a strong influence on rebetiko, today acknowledged as Greece’s national music. This recording by the Greek group En Chordais illustrates to perfection this musical tradition of Asia Minor. “Debaa” is a term used for the singing of mystical poetry within Sufism, more specifically it grew from the singing of the poems and narratives of Abdurahman al-Dayba, a Yemeni writer from the 15th century. Debaa has evolved on the island of Mayotte, part of the Comoros chain in the Indian Ocean, into a female choral practice, accompanied by drums, bells and tambourines and choreographed with dance movements. Several debaa groups (known as Madarassati) perform on Mayotte, and internationally (including WOMAD 2008). This album presents five Madarassati, which commonly have between 50-80 members each.

Various Artists Ocora • C 560229

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Barry Harris: master of bebop

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Live in Rennes

Barry Harris Plus Loin • PL 4526

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File In: Jazz Inspired by jazz greats Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker, Barry Harris began studying piano at the age of four. A Detroit native, Harris worked frequently with the likes of Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt and Max Roach. By the late 1950s, his reputation as a performer and teacher of bebop style had visiting artists from around the world seeking him out for his musical insights and prodigious skills at the keyboard. In 1960, Harris joined Cannonball Adderley’s quintet and soon afterward moved to New York, where he performed and recorded with such musicians as Dexter Gordon, Yusef Lateef and Hank Mobley. Recorded in November 2009 during the Jazz à l’Ouest festival in Rennes, France, this new live album features Harris - accompanied on this occasion by Mathias Allamane (acoustic bass) and Philippe Soirat (drums) - in a grand and beautiful lesson in the world of 20th century classical music, i.e., jazz. The CD is packaged with a complete Plus Loin label catalog.

“Harris, along with Hank Jones and a select few others, lives, breathes and simply plays the history of jazz piano in every performance… one can only hope that he’ll be here to perform and teach for many years to come.” — ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Also available on Plus Loin Plus Loin • PL 4525 (794881957125)

“Soul Dancers is another fine release from a group that continues on an upward trajectory.” — ALL ABOUT JAZZ

July 2010

Moutin Reunion Quartet Soul Dancers



Classic Glenn Miller


Syd Lawrence Plays Glenn Miller Syd Lawrence Dutton Vocalion • CDLK 4417

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File In: Jazz Trumpeter Syd Lawrence enjoyed huge commercial success in the late 1960s and throughout the ‘70s, and, next to the Ted Heath Orchestra, was one of the greatest big bands ever to have come from Britain. On this superb album, Syd and his band, aided and abetted on a few numbers by vocalists Kevin Kent and The Skylarks, swing their way through a selection of legendary bandleader Glenn Miller’s greatest hits. This a must-have release for big band aficionados and popular music-lovers alike.

Swing with a Mediterranean flair frémeaux

Un pied su l’ile

Rodolphe Rafalli Frémeaux • LLL 328

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July 2010

File In: Gypsy Jazz On Un pied su l’ile, guitarist Rodolphe Raffalli, a master of swinging arrangements of hit songs, pays tribute to his Corsican origins with great panache. As a disciple of Django and Crolla, Raffalli, in his Romany-swing waltzes and ballads, has succeeded in perfectly blending Mediterranean melodies with jazz from the gypsy school.



APO blues SACD reissues All My Life

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My Story

Henry Townsend APO • APO 2014SA

Louisiana Country Boy

Harry ‘Big Daddy’ Hypolite APO • APO 2016SA

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Jimmie Lee Robinson APO • APO 2011SA

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My Night to Dream

Myra Taylor APO • APO 2017 SA

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File In: Blues These five SACD reissues feature some of today’s finest blues artists, and their return is particularly welcome given the worldwide resurgence of interest in blues music. Featuring Jimmie Lee Robinson, Henry Townsend, Wild Child Butler, Harry ‘Big Daddy’ Hypolite and Myra Taylor, these albums represent not only powerful, emotional music making, but also demonstration quality audio.

Wild Child Butler APO • APO 2015SA

Price Code: A28 (Suggested Retail Price: $28.98)

July 2010

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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Los Angeles Berkeley New York Urbana Kansas City Boston Charlottesville Claremont Lodi Livermore La Jolla Kenosha Kalamazoo Ann Arbor Lexington New York Washington Philadelphia Los Angeles Austin Cambridge Pasadena New York New York Austin New York New York New York New York Chicago Boston Los Angeles Chicago Chicago Berkeley Eugene Memphis Ann Arbor Madison Teaneck Des Moines Denver Beachwood Los Angeles Washington Chicago Berkeley New York Ann Arbor Chicago New York Medford New York New York New York New York Houston New Orleans Dallas Wilson Ann Arbor Houston Austin Cambridge New York Ann Arbor Philadelphia Berkeley Ann Arbor Ann Arbor New York Houston Kalamazoo Philadelphia


Walt Disney Concert Hall First Congregational Church Zankel Hall Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Folly Theater Jordan Hall Cabell Hall Auditorium Claremont College St. John's Episcopal Church Del Valle Fine Arts St. James-by-the-Sea Carthage College Dalton Center St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Transylvania University The Metropolitan Museum of Art Terrace Theater Holy Trinity Church Walt Disney Concert Hall Bass Concert Hall Sanders Theatre Beckman Auditorium Avery Fisher Hall Alice Tully Hall Bates Recital Hall Alice Tully Hall Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Weill Recital Hall Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Jay Pritzker Pavilion Symphony Hall Walt Disney Concert Hall Orchestra Hall Orchestra Hall First Congregational Church Beall Concert Hall Concerts International Rackham Auditorium Wisconsin Union Theater Benjamin Franklin Middle School Des Moines Art Center Mizel Arts and Cultural Center Fairmount Temple Hollywood Bowl Washington Performing Arts Society Orchestra Hall Hertz Hall Avery Fisher Hall St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Orchestra Hall Stern Auditorium Britt Hill Alice Tully Hall Alice Tully Hall Weill Recital Hall Zankel Hall Stude Concert Hall Tulane University: Dixon Hall SMU Caruth Auditorium Grand Teton Music Festival St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Cullen Theater Bates Recital Hall St. Paul Church Zankel Hall Rackham Auditorium Perelman Theater Hertz Hall Rackham Auditorium St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater Stude Concert Hall Dalton Center Independence Seaport Museum

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Bang on a Can


Kristian Bezuidenhout Borodin Quartet Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe Colin Currie Helmut Deutsch James Ehnes English Concert Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov Alban Gerhardt

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Stephen Hough


Jerusalem Quartet

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Katia & Marielle Labèque Dejan Lázic Paul Lewis

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London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

LSO Live Mariinsky

Jon Nakamatsu Garrick Ohlsson

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Orlando Consort Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout Prazák Quartet

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Maxim Rysanov Jordi Savall

Onyx Classics Alia Vox

Stile Antico Christianne Stotijn Takács Quartet

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Tallis Scholars


Tokyo String Quartet

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Alarm Will Sound Natacha Atlas

Cantaloupe World Village

C.J. Chenier

World Village

Ornette Coleman Lila Downs

Sound Grammar World Village

Klezmatics New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Piranha World Village

Catherine Russell

World Village

Septeto Nacional Ravi Shankar

East Meets West

Silk Road Ensemble

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Zankel Hall Triple Door Old Town School of Folk Music Skirball Center Colony Theatre S.O.B.'s Fitzgerald's: American Music Festival I Love Barbecue Festival Fitzgerald's: American Music Festival Louisville Downtown Street Faire Festival Kingsport Funfest Pappas Ranch Chenango Blues Festival Poconos Blues Festival City Winery Lebanon Front Porch Concert: Colburn Park Warmdaddy's Warmdaddy's Long's Park Amphitheater Rhythm & Roots Festival: Ninigret Park Central Michigan University: Finch Field House Bass Concert Hall Orchestra Hall Rialto Center Atlanta History Center Moore Theatre Walt Disney Concert Hall AT&T Performing Arts Center Bass Concert Hall Essence Music Festival University of North Carolina: Memorial Hall Lincoln Center: Damrosch Park Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Duke University Minnesota Orchestra Hall Zankel Hall Walt Disney Concert Hall Orchestra Hall Bass Concert Hall Walt Disney Concert Hall

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