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IN THE PRESS Jordi Savall takes El Nuevo Mundo on tour

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI Alia Vox • AVSA 9876

Jordi Savall will perform music from his new Alia Vox recording El Nuevo Mundo at concerts in the US in September and October. El Nuevo Mundo features Savall’s striking (and toe-tapping!) realizations of Latin American music from the period of European exploration and discovery.

El Nuevo Mundo

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Ana Moura performs with pop star Prince Ana Moura made a special appearance at Prince’s concert at the Super Bock Super Rock Festival in Portugal in July. Prince accompanied her on guitar for several fados from her World Village recordings. Video of several of the songs can be found on YouTube.


Puer natus est Stile Antico harmonia mundi • HMU 807517

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Stile Antico presents Tudor music for Advent & Christmas Stile Antico’s upcoming release centers on Thomas Tallis’s magnificent seven-part ‘Christmas’ Mass, based on the festive plainchant Puer natus est (‘A boy is born’). The mass is interspersed with seasonal Tudor music including William Byrd’s exquisite Propers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, responsories by Taverner and Sheppard, Robert White’s exuberant setting of the Magnificat and Tallis’s own sublime Videte miraculum. “Stile Antico continues to set new standards for Renaissance polyphonic singing.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Street Date: September 14, 2010

This month, on one of the most highly anticipated new releases of the season, René Jacobs leads the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and a stellar cast of singers in a dazzling recording for harmonia mundi of Mozart’s beloved Magic Flute (p.5). Offered at a special price, this deluxe set from Jacobs and company sheds new light on one of the greatest masterpieces of the operatic repertoire. Another September highlight is undoubtedly the return of Anonymous 4. Scrupulously researched and impeccably performed, The Cherry Tree (p.7) is disc of holiday music featuring Medieval English carols and Anglo-American spiritual songs. Other harmonia mundi priorities include the Arcanto Quartet performing string quartets by Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux (p.3) and Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder sung by Marlis Petersen, Anke Vondung, Werner Güra and Konrad Jarnot (p.4). On Alia Vox, Jordi Savall’s latest megaset focuses on music from the time of the infamous Borgia family. Dinastia Borja (p.9) offers a fascinating survey of music, culture and politics during the Renaissance. Channel Classics continues their survey of the orchestral music of Dvorák with a new SACD of his delightful Slavonic Dances featuring Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra (p.11). Hyperion highlights for September include a disc of Marc-André Hamelin playing his own compositions (p.13) and, just in time for the holidays, a 16-disc boxed set of Angela Hewitt’s solo Bach (p.15). Opera and vocal music lovers will rejoice over Valery Gergiev’s new recording of Wagner’s Parsifal for Mariinsky (p.18), the Portland Opera’s performance of Philip Glass’ Orphée on Orange Mountain (p.19) and the final disc in Michael Tilson Thomas’ Mahler cycle for SFS Media, an album of songs with orchestra (p.21) with Susan Graham and Thomas Hampson. Non-classical priorities include the World Village debut of Cuba’s revered Septeto Nacional (p.25) and a duo album with legendary jazz bassist Eddie Gomez and pianist Cesarius Alvim on Plus Loin (p.33).

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Impressionist masterworks harmonia harmoniamundi mundi

Quatuors à cordes DEBUSSY String Quartet RAVEL String Quartet DUTILLEUX Ainsi la nuit

Arcanto Quartet harmonia mundi • HMC 902067

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Unlike Beethoven and Bartók, both fascinated by the string quartet throughout their creative life, most French composers were cautious in their approach to a formation long associated with the Austro-German tradition. Debussy, Ravel and more recently Dutilleux, all noted for their mastery of orchestration, each visited the genre only once — but with outstanding success. The Arcanto Quartet, which features the talents of cellist Jean Guihen Queyras, violist Tabea Zimmermann and violinists Daniel Sepec and Anje Weithas, proves once again that new musical felicities can always be found in works of true genius.

“Here are musicians who play music as they feel it within themselves, pull you into their orbit of convictions and offer an uncommon artistic experience.”

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harmonia mundi • HMC902000 (794881910229)

“These performances can stand proudly with any of the greatest.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

September 2010

Brahms: Piano Quintet, String Quartet


Schumann’s Spanish songs harmonia frémeaux mundi

SCHUMANN Spanische Liebeslieder Op.138 Spanische Liederspiel Op.74, Minnespiel Op.101

Marlis Petersen (soprano), Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano), Werner Güra (tenor), Konrad Jarnot (bass-baritone), Christoph Berner (piano), Camillo Radicke (piano) harmonia mundi • HMC 902050

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The year 1849 was one of Schumann’s most prolific. The inspiration for his Spanische Liebeslieder and Spanische Liederspiel was an anthology of Spanish texts translated by Emanuel Geibel. These short love poems were ideal material for music in the tangy ‘Spanish’ style tinged with the colors of central Europe. Considerably more intimate, the Minnespiel takes us from storybook Spain to German Romanticism. These charming and evocative works, ranging from solo songs to quartets, are sung here by a world-class quartet of singers — soprano Marlis Petersen, mezzo Akne Vondung, tenor Werner Güra and bass-baritone Konrad Jarnot.

September 2010

Recently released


Schumann: Lieder

harmonia mundi • HMC 902031 (794881925025)

“The cycle fits Fink’s grave, elegant voice ideally.” — THE INDEPENDENT

An enchanting new Magic Flute harmonia harmoniamundi mundi

MOZART Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Sunhae Im, Anna-Kristiina Kaappolo, Inga Kalna, Marlis Petersen (sopranos), Isabelle Druet, Anna Grevelius (mezzo-sopranos), Kurt Azesberger, Daniel Behle, Joachim Buhrmann, Magnus Staveland (tenors), Daniel Schumtzhard (baritone), Marcos Fink, Konstantin Wolff (bass-baritones) St. Florianer Sängerknaben, RIAS-Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMC 902068

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September 2010

“René Jacobs’ Mozart opera recordings are among the most hotly discussed classical sets of recent years. Revelations are everywhere.”

The year’s most eagerly anticipated opera recording has finally arrived: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte conducted by René Jacobs. The great Belgian maestro’s previous Mozart opera recordings have won the industry’s highest awards — from Gramophone’s ‘Record of the Year’ to a 2004 GRAMMY® award for Le nozze di Figaro. This new recording represents the culmination of Jacobs’ Mozart opera series. After showing us a different way of looking at the Da Ponte trilogy and taking a profoundly innovative approach to the two great opere serie, Jacobs ‘magically’ unifies the complex artistic and psychological aspects of Die Zauberflöte. Scholar, artist, alchemist — Jacobs fuses the opposing strands of Mozart’s tale of light and dark, fire and water, the heavens and the Earth, heroes and villains and comedy and drama into a performance as enchanting as it is profound. The set’s luxury package includes a 314 page booklet with a full libretto in German, English and French. Die Zauberflöte will benefit from a diverse and comprehensive online and social media marketing campaign, including a multi-lingual “Magic Flute Discovery” newsletter series and dedicated blog.


René Jacobs • Mozart Opera Catalog harmonia frémeaux mundi

“René Jacobs’ Mozart opera series is one of the recorded marvels of our time.” MOZART Cosi fan tu‡e

Véronique Gens (soprano), Graciela Oddone (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Werner Güra (tenor), Marcel Boone (baritone), Pietro Spagnoli (baritone), Kölner Kammerchor, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMC 901663

MOZART La clemenza di Tito

Sunhae Im (soprano), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo-soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Sergio Foresti (bass), RIAS-Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMC 901923

MOZART Don Giovanni

Sunhae Im (soprano), Olga Pasichnyk (soprano), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor), Nikolay Borchev (baritone), Johannes Weisser (baritone), Alessandro Guerzoni (bass), Lorenzo Regazzo (bass), RIAS-Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMC 901964

MOZART Idomeneo

September 2010

Sunhae Im (soprano), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Richard Cro“ (tenor), Nicolas Rivenq (baritone), Luca Ti—oto (bass), RIAS-Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMC 902036


MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

Véronique Gens (soprano), Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano), Lorenzo Regazzo (bass), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Antonio Abete (bass), Kobie van Rensburg (tenor), Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Collegium Vocale, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs (director) harmonia mundi • HMC 901818


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Angelic singing to warm up your holiday season harmonia mundi

The Cherry Tree Songs, Carols & Ballads for Christmas Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMU 807453

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“Anonymous 4’s trademark vocal blend, with its sparing use of vibrato and its careful dynamic gradations within phrases, suits this music beautifully. And three solo ‘ballad-carols,’ along with the Americanized ‘Cherry Tree Carol,’ showed that the singers are as powerful and communicative on their own as they are together.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Despite the scholarship behind the notes, these four American artists render everything with the shimmering beauty, flawless intonation and vibrant projection that have made them a genuine phenomenon on the early music scene.” — SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

“Hearing Anonymous 4 is about as close as you’re going to get on this earth to hearing angels sing.” — ROOTS 66

September 2010

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Back in the studio after a four year haitus, Anonymous 4 returns with The Cherry Tree — an instant holiday music classic featuring medieval English carols and Anglo-American spiritual songs. It is the eighteenth original recording for the renowned vocal ensemble and their first since 2006’s Gloryland, which debuted at number three on the Billboard classical chart. Anonymous 4 has been a perennial presence on Billboard’s Top Classical Albums chart and hit number one with their folk-inspired American Angels in 2004. The Cherry Tree is named after the miracle ballad of Joseph and Mary, the earliest text of which survives from a Coventry Play from around 1400. The ‘Cherry Tree’ story persisted in many forms, making its way into medieval British carols of the mid-15th century and into British and American traditional ballads. In it, Joseph doubts the divine origin of Mary’s pregnancy only to hear Jesus speak from within Mary’s womb, causing a cherry tree to bend its branches and offer his mother its fruit. The 2011-12 season marks Anonymous 4’s 25th anniversary and the group will be on tour in the US this fall.


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Holiday music favorites from On Yoolis Night

Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMU 907099

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Legends of St. Nicholas

Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMU 907232

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Wolcum Yule

Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMU 907325

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Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMX 2907411

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A Star in the East

Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HCX 3957139

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“Christmas at its most elemental and essential — stripped of all the glitz and hype and commercialism... A visit from Anonymous 4 is a liˆle like a visitation of angels.” — THE SEATTLE TIMES

A time of beauty and cruelty alia vox

Dinastia Borja (The Borgia Dynasty) Església i Poder al Renaixement (The Church & Power in the Renaissance)

Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Pascal Bertin (counter-tenor), Lluis Vilamajó, Marc Mauillon (tenors), Furio Zanasi (baritone), Daniele Carnovich (bass), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall Alia Vox • AVSA 9874


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”He resuscitates old music with the scholarly care of an archaeologist, then presents it as a vibrant, living tradition.” — LOS ANGELES TIMES

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Large format packaging, 7.5” x 5.5” To coincide with the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Francis Borgia, Fourth Duke of Gandia, Jordi Savall and Alia Vox offer this visually lavish and artistically comprehensive multidisc set entitled Dinastia Borja (The Borgia Dynasty). It features a broad selection of music of the time, including works by composers such as Isaac, Dufay and Morales. For five centuries, scholars have studied and debated the role of the Borgias in Renaissance history. Although their name is synonymous with Papal corruption and they were undoubtedly malevolent and immoral, as patrons of the arts, the Borgias were also instrumental in the period’s explosive growth of culture. The fascinating story of their life and legacy (both good and evil) still has the power to inspire the imagination. With this dramatic historical and artistic backdrop, Savall and his fellow musicians draw listeners into the fascinating musical world of the time, shedding new light on this unique (and at times bloody) era in Western history.

Also available Alia Vox • AVSA 9876 (7619986398761)

“The line between early and world music is blurred, the roots of Latin American jazz exposed… the diversity of instrumentation and voices lends depth and colour and the rhythms are infectious.” — THE INDEPENDENT

September 2010

El Nuevo Mundo


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sssssssssssssssssss CHOPIN Nocturnes Nos.1-21

Pascal Amoyel (piano) Calliope • CAL 3351

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Polish Masterpieces KOFFLER String Trio, Die Liebe REGAMEY Quintet

Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Ebony Band, Werner Herbers Channel Classics • CCS 31010

The twenty-one Nocturnes cover the whole of Chopin’s creative life: his troubled youth in Warsaw, his loves, then his later years, moving towards abstraction. The last four are among the most beautiful works of the composer’s entire output. Pianist Pascal Amoyel brings a unique affinity for French music, topflight virtuosity and a keen musical insight to these gems of the romantic repertoire.


Channel Classics’ series of recordings with the Ebony Band is continued with a disc containing works by the Polish composers Józef Koffler and Konstanty Regamey. The repertoire here is virtually unknown but remarkably interesting and appealing. The quintet by Regamey is a live recording and the cantata Die Liebe by Koffler features soprano Barbara Hannigan, well-known for her first class performances of contemporary music.

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Violin Solo

September 2010

Ning Feng (violin) Channel Classics • CCS SA 31210


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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Violinist Ning Feng’s previous releases on Channel, featuring works by Chinese composers, have shown him to be an impressive musician — blessed with the technique of a true virtuoso. This disc of core works from the repertoire of for solo violin, with works by Paganini, Kreisler and Schnittke, will only enhance his growing reputation as a rising star of his instrument. Channel’s surround-sound recording allows the music and the performances to speak for themselves.

Dvorák’s inspired dances channel classics

DVORÁK Slavonic Dances Opp.46 & 72

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer Channel Classics • CCS SA 90210

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD In these sixteen highly varied and colorful dances, Dvorák offers stylized, even idealized dance fantasias that intermingle folk elements with his own inspired melodies so effectively, so disarmingly and so artistically that for the most part they have defied attempts by musicologists to uncover the folk sources. Whereas the first set had featured predominantly Czech dances, the second set of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances is more broadly Slavonic, incorporating Slovak, Polish, Serbian and Russian elements in addition to Dvorák’s favorite melancholy dumka strains. A reissue of Iván Fischer’s original recording for Philips, this SACD makes a welcome return to the active catalogue.

Also available Channel Classics • CCS SA 25807 (723385258070)

“One to rival any in the catalogue.” — GRAMOPHONE

Dvorak: Symphony No.7, Suite

Channel Classics • CCS SA 30010 (723385300106)

“The Suite never has been done better.” — CLASSICS TODAY

Dvorak: Symphonies Nos.8 & 9 Channel Classics • CCS SA 90110 (723385901105)

“An intensely passionate reading.”


September 2010

Dvorak: Cello Concerto


channel frémeaux classics

Bach transcribed by English composers A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen and other British transcriptions BACH Piano Transcriptions Vol.9 Jonathan Plowright (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67767

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In 1931 the pianist and muse Harriet Cohen invited all her principal composer friends each to make an arrangement of a work by J S Bach for inclusion in an album to be published by Oxford University Press. Published as A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen, it is recorded here for the first time by virtuoso pianist Jonathan Plowright. The disc is completed by eight other 20th century British Bach transcriptions. Featured composers include Bantock, Bax, Howells, Vaughan Williams and Walton.

An English choral favorite DOVE Choral Music

Wells Cathedral Choir, Ma—hew Owens Hyperion • CDA 67768

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September 2010

Jonathan Dove’s beautiful choral works have made him into a household name among professional and amateur singers alike. His writing is eminently approachable yet highly original. The Missa brevis is the most recent work to be recorded here and was commissioned by the Cathedral Organists’ Association for their conference in May 2009 and first performed by the Wells Cathedral Choir under Matthew Owens’ direction. The same forces have recorded it here along with a delectable selection of Dove’s anthems.


Hamelin plays Hamelin channel classics

HAMELIN Études Li‡le Nocturne, Con intissimo sentimento (exc), Theme and Variations (Cathy’s Variations)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67789

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“Hamelin exhibits a coruscating wit and brilliance known to few pianists.” — GRAMOPHONE

Hamelin plays Hamelin: a glimpse into the fabulously bizarre musical mind of one of the greatest piano virtuosos of today. Marc-André Hamelin’s twelve Études, written over a period of nearly twenty-five years, have already achieved cult status by reputation as pianistic challenges beyond the reach of most human fingers. That they will immediately take their place in the concert repertoire of any pianist who thinks themself equal to them is indicated by their contemporaneous publication by Peters Edition New York. The disc is completed by more of Hamelin’s compositions, including the quiet and reflective Con intissimo sentimento and the musical love poem Cathy’s Variations. As a whole it is a detailed portrait of this talented and complex musician.

Also available Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.2

Hyperion • CDA 67554 (034571175546)

Hyperion • CDA 67710 (034571177106)



“Hamelin gives us the total Haydn package.”

“Crisp, focused playing.”

September 2010

Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.1


Mozart’s enchanting quintets harmonia frémeaux hyperion mundi

MOZART String Quintets Nos.1-6

Nash Ensemble, Philip Dukes (viola) Hyperion • CDA 67861

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The relatively novel instrumental combination which Mozart used for his string quintets (employing two violas) seems to have been inspired by a work by his friend and colleague Michael Haydn. Throughout his life Mozart loved the dusky sonority of the viola, always his instrument of choice when he played chamber music with friends. Beyond that, prompted by Michael Haydn’s charming, lightweight Notturno, he was evidently eager to explore a medium that enabled him to indulge his fondness for dark, saturated textures and rich inner-part writing. The complete String Quintets make up an enchanting body of chamber music, recorded here in a 3-disc set by the peerless Nash Ensemble.

Mid-priced Helios Series reissues Rare Violin Transcriptions

September 2010

Philippe Graffin (violin) Hyperion • CDH 55353


STANLEY Six Concertos in Seven Parts Op.2

Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman Hyperion • CDH 55361

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Previously Available as CDA 67285 (034571172859) Deleted February 2009

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Hewi‰’s complete Bach hyperion harmonia mundi

BACH Keyboard Works

Angela Hewi— (piano) Hyperion • CDS 44421

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Angela Hewitt’s acclaimed recordings of Bach on the piano have received the highest critical acclaim and found their way into thousands of homes, selling over nearly 400,000 copies since her recording of the Inventions burst onto the scene in 1994. Now for the first time, Angela’s complete solo Bach is available as a boxed set of sixteen CDs at a special price. It will make a perfect gift for the few music-lovers left in the world that have not experienced these matchless performances, and for those who have, a chance to fall in love all over again.

“The pianist who will define Bach performance for years to come.” — FANFARE September 2010

Two- & Three-Part Inventions BWV772–801 Four Duets BWV802–805 The English Suites BWV806–811 The French Suites BWV812–817 Suite in F minor BWV823 The Six Partitas BWV825–830 French Overture BWV831 Partie in A major BWV832 The Well-Tempered Clavier BWV846–893 (2008 Recording) Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV894 Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue BWV903 Fantasia and Fugue in A minor BWV904, 944 Fantasia in C minor BWV906 The Toccatas BWV910–916 Little Preludes BWV924–928, 930, 933–943, 999 Sonata in D major BWV963 Sonata in D minor BWV964 Italian Concerto BWV971 Goldberg Variations BWV988 Aria Variata ‘alla Maniera Italiana’ BWV989 Two Capriccios BWV992–993

Original releases remain available


Celebrating 200 years of Schumann’s songs


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SCHUMANN Complete Songs

Juliane Banse, Edith Barlow, Katherine Broderick, Stella Doufexis, Felicity Lo—, Geraldine McGreevy, Dorothea Röschmann, Kate Royal, Christine Schäfer, Lydia Teuscher (sopranos), Daniela Lehner, Ann Murray, Leigh Woolf (mezzo-sopranos), Ian Bostridge, Mark Padmore, Nicky Spence, Adrian Thompson, Adrian Ward (tenors), Simon Keenlyside, Jonathan Lemalu, Stephan Loges, Christopher Maltman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Oliver Widmer (baritones), Christoph Bantzer (reciter), Stephen Hough (piano), Graham Johnson (piano) Hyperion • CDS 44441

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September 2010

Original releases remain available Schumann’s songs are among the greatest musical achievements of the nineteenth century, and this is the perfect release with which to mark the composer’s 200th birthday. This marvelous collection comprises Schumann’s complete songs, presented for the first time in their chronological sequence of composition, with complete song texts and a chronology of Schumann’s life and songs by Graham Johnson. Johnson is, of course, also the curator and unifying musical force of this series, accompanying his hand-picked selection of singers — some of the greatest lieder performers of today, and indeed of tomorrow — with utter sensitivity.


Abendlied Abends am Strand An Anna I & II Auf dem Rhein Au–räge Bei Schenkung eines Flügels Belsatzar Blondels Lied Das verlassene Mägdlein Dein Angesicht so lieb und schön Deklamations Dem roten Röslein gleicht mein Lieb Der arme Peter Der deutsche Rhein Der Fischer Der frohe Wandersmann Der Gärtner Der Handschuh Der Reiter und der Bodensee Der Schatzgräber Dichterliebe Die beiden Grenadiere Die feindlichen Brüder Die Fensterscheibe Die Meerfee Die nächtliche Heerschau Die Nonne Die Soldatenbraut Die Spinnerin Die Weinende Ein Gedanke Erinnerung Es leuchtet meine Liebe Frauenliebe und -leben Frühlingsgrüsse Frühlingslied Frühlingslust Gedichte Geisternähe Gesanges Erwachen

Herzeleid Hirtenknabe Husarenabzug Ich wandre nicht Im Herbste Im Wald Jasminenstrauch Jung Volkers Lied Kurzes Erwachen Ländliches Lied Lehn’ deine Wang’ an meine Wang’ Liebeslied Liedchen von Marie und Papa Lieder und Gesänge Liede r-Album für die Jugend Liederkreis Loreley Mädchenlieder Mein altes Ross Mein Garten Mein Wagen rollet langsam Minnespiel Myrthen Nur ein lächelnder Blick Provenzalisches Lied Sag’ an, o lieber Vogel mein Sängers Trost Schlusslied des Narren Sehnsucht Soldatenlied Sommerruh Spanische Liebeslieder & Liederspiel Stiller Vorwurf Tragödie Trost im Gesang Vier Due“e Vier Husarenlieder von Nikolaus Lenau Volksliedchen Was soll ich sagen? Zigeunerleben

Moroney’s Byrd now at mid-price Price Code: 6A11 (7 CDs for the Price of 6, Suggested Retail Price: $71.98)

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Davi— Moroney (harpsichord) Hyperion • CDS 44461


Previously Available as CDA 66551 (034571165516) Deleted September 2010 Davitt Moroney spent more than fifteen years planning this unique and momentous project. Six different instruments were used for the recording: two different harpsichords, a muselar virginal, a clavichord, a chamber organ and the Ahrend organ at L’Église-Musée des Augustins. The huge and high nave there creates an echo that lasts for nearly fifteen seconds, not unlike the acoustic at Lincoln Cathedral where Byrd was the organist and master of the choristers. Originally released in 1999, this set garnered a Gramophone Award and was named one Classic CD’s top 100 discs of the decade.

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BYRD Complete Keyboard Music

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Le Trio di Basse—o K617 • K 617222

These trios, originally for baryton, are recorded here for the first time on basset horn. They come from the prodigious series that Haydn wrote for Prince Nicolaus Esterházy, an enthusiastic baryton player. In a spirit comparable to that of Mozart’s divertimenti for three basset horns, the warm, mellow sound of these instruments proves the perfect vehicle for revealing Haydn’s extraordinarily imaginative writing. Also included is the Adagio from trio No.123, played on glass harmonica in homage to Mozart’s Adagio K617 for that same instrument.

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September 2010


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WAGNER Parsifal

Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano), Gary Lehman (tenor), Evgeny Nitikin (baritone), Nicolai Putilin (bass-baritone), René Pape, Alexei Tanovitsky (basses), Mariinsky Chorus, Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky • MAR 0508

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD The Mariinsky label’s first r e c o r d i n g o f a Wa g n e r opera features an exceptional international cast led by René Pape, Gar y Lehman and Violeta Urmana. The Mariinsky Theatre has a long association with Wagner’s music. The composer himself conducted at the theatre, which in 1863 was the location of the first performance of music from his as yet unstaged Ring Cycle. Over the past decade, Valery Gergiev has established a formidable reputation as a Wagner conductor, although remarkably this is his first recording of a Wagner opera. The composer described Parsifal, his final complete opera, as ‘A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage.’ Inspired by Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Arthurian poem Parzifal, the work has always sparked controversy, mixing moral and religious themes with music of irresistible sumptuousness. The ‘harmonic experiments’ that he adopted for his previous opera, Tristan und Isolde, are further refined to create music of astonishing beauty that still retains and reflects the deep morality of the tale.

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

September 2010

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Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer Mariinsky • MAR 0504 (822231850427)

“Utterly compelling.”



A Philip Glass opera première

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GLASS Orphée


Georgia Jarmen, Lisa Saffer (sopranos), Daryl Freedman (mezzo-soprano), Marc Acito, Steven Brennfleck, Carl Halvorson, Ryan MacPherson (tenors), Ron Brallier, Philip Cutlip (baritones), Jeffrey Beruan, Konstantin Kvach (basses), Mikhail Hallak (voice), Portland Opera, Portland Opera Orchestra, Anne Manson Orange Mountain • OMM 0068

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ADVANCE REVIEW “Simply beautiful: touching and lyrical... Glass’ sense of drama is at its best...” — CLASSICSTODAY

Also available Orange Mountain Music • OMM 0039 (801837003925)

“A riveting and deeply dramatic experience.”


Glass: The Juniper Tree

Orange Mountain Music • OMM 0057 (801837005721)

“Glass draws you into his trademark mirage of sound, and lets your imagination do the rest.” — THE BUFFALO NEWS

September 2010

Glass: Waiting for the Barbarians

Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’ opera Orphée, performed by a renowned cast of soloists including Philip Cutlip as Orphée, Lisa Saffer as la Princesse and the Portland Opera Orchestra conducted by Anne Manson. Written in 1993, Orphée was the first of a trilogy of operas that Glass composed on subjects by Jean Cocteau that includes La Belle et la Bête and Les Enfants Terribles. Orphée is the last to the trilogy to be recorded, and receives fine treatment here with a Michael Riesman produced recording made from a series of live performances that took place in November 2009. This two-disc set includes a deluxe digipack, full libretto in French and English, color production photos and cast and performer biographies. The storyline is based on Cocteau’s fascinating retelling of the Orpheus myth - an extended parable on the life of an artist, a poet harassed and misunderstood by peers.


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JANÁCEK Piano Works Vol.1 — Sonata 1.X.1905, On an Overgrown Path, Reminiscence, In the Mist Slávka Pechocová (piano) Praga • PRD 250266

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Orange Mountain Music presents the debut recording by the newly-formed Glass Chamber Players — a group of virtuoso soloists including artistic director and cellist Wendy Sutter, violinists Tim Fain and Maria Bachmann, violists Misha Amory and David Harding and cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach. The disc features Schoenberg’s 1899 masterpiece Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet, paired with Philip Glass’ four-movement Symphony No.3 transcribed for string sextet. This is the first of a series of recordings pairing Philip Glass’ music with masterpieces of the classical repertoire.

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Janacek left only a few piano masterpieces, their language forming a sort of dreamlike counterpoint to his fantastic operatic repertoire. Slávka Pechocová’s playing reflects the rigor of her first teacher, Martin Hrsel, and the almostImpressionistic expressiveness of her second, Ivan Moravec. This highly spirited, recording of Janacek’s piano pieces shows off the best of both of these key aspects of her playing style. A rising star, Pechocová made her Proms debut last year with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jirí Belohlávek in Martinu’s Concerto for 2 Pianos.

Price Code: A22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)

September 2010

BLOCH Cello Works From Jewish Life, Nigun, Meditation Hebraïque, Voice in the Wilderness, Visions & Prophecies, Suite


Michal Kanka (cello), Miguel Borges Coelho (piano) Praga • PRD 250271

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Violinist, pianist, conductor and composer, Ernest Bloch had to live between two worlds: his native Europe, torn by wars and anti-Semitism, and the American mirage offering successes as glorious as they were short-lived. This disc of works for cello and piano featuring cellist Michal Kanka and pianist Miguel Borges Coelho features the first recording since 1952 of the original version of Voice in the Wilderness, a little-known work written twenty years after the famous Schelomo, which exists in two versions: a dialogue between piano and cello, and setting with orchestral accompaniment.

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Songs with Orchestra MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert-Lieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpts)

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Hampson (baritone), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas SFS Media • 60036

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CONCERT REVIEWS “Graham was characteristically poised and radiant. The American mezzo-soprano lent her full, lustrous tone, regal bearing, and keen sensitivity to these uniquely beautiful songs.” — SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD The San Francisco Symphony’s GRAMMY ®-winning Mahler recording cycle, launched in 2001 on its own SFS Media label, comes to a close this season with this release, focusing on Mahler’s songs with orchestra. The album features Susan Graham performing the Rückert-Lieder and Thomas Hampson performing the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The release coincides with a worldwide celebration of the music of Mahler — 2010 is the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth, and 2011 marks the 100th year of Mahler’s death. Michael Tilson Thomas’ Mahler cycle has won seven GRAMMY® Awards, including three for Best Classical Album. The San Francisco Symphony will commemorate the completion of their ambitious recording cycle by introducing a boxed set of the complete recordings and, for the collector, a deluxe, limited edition version of the set on vinyl. Further details about these collections will be forthcoming.

September 2010

Mahler: Symphony No.8

SFS Media • SFS 60021 (821936002124)

“There has never been a more coherent recording of the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ than this one... You’ll understand Mahler’s Eighth as never before.” — THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

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Historic recordings from Tahra Carl Schuricht in Paris BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem, Symphony No.4 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3

Claudio Arrau (piano), Orchestre National de France, Carl Schuricht Tahra • TAH 678


Price Code: 2A13 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98)

Carl Schuricht conducted 80 concerts in France between 1949 and 1965 (54 of which in Paris). The programs highlight two particularities: an overdose of German composers, notably Beethoven and Brahms, and a total absence of French composers. The present concerts issued for the first time were recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées of Paris in February 1955 (Brahms) and in March 1959 (Beethoven with the Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau as soloist).

Back from the Shadows, Vol.2 BACH B Minor Mass

September 2010

Margot Guilleaume (soprano), Gertrud Pitzinger (alto), Walter Geisler (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass), NWDR-Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Tahra • TAH 708



Price Code: 2A13 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98)

This recording was made In the Hamburg Music Hall in March 1950, and then appeared in the American label Royale with false information regarding the interpreters (pseudonyms). It is a surprisingly “modern” interpretation by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, far from the bombastic romanticism of so many of his contemporaries, but it also with the courage not to restrict the soloists in their expressiveness. It suffers from none of the anemia than is found in some historically accurate performances.


Klemperer’s Mahler Price Code: 2A18 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $37.98)

Ilona Steingruber (soprano), Hilde Rössl-Madjan (mezzo-soprano), Akademie Kammerchor, Vienna Symphony, O—o Klemperer Testament • SBT2 1456


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MAHLER Symphony No.2

Monophonic; both discs contain the same material This fascinating release from Testament features a live performance from 1951 with Otto Klemperer leading the Vienna Symphony in Mahler’s Resurrection symphony. Recorded in mono, the work fits on one disc — however, Testament offers a unique bonus. A second disc features the same recording, this time with ambient mastering. Ambient mastering utilizes very small frequency delays to give a sense of space and width to a mono, or very narrow stereo, recording. The amount of processing is determined by the mastering engineer. No artificial reverberation is added in this process, so that the natural acoustic of the original remains largely unaltered.

The power of love Price Code: 2A23 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $47.98)

Katrin Dieckelt, Marlene Mild, Elisabeth Sommermann (sopranos), Teresa Erbe, Gabriele May (mezzo-sopranos), Sibrand Basa, Bernardo Kim, Richard Kindley (tenors), Song-Hu Liu, Dariusz Seidlik, Tim Stekkelies (baritones), Wieland Sa—er (bass-baritone), Thomas Fleischmann (bass), Nürnberger Philharmoniker, Peter Hirsch Wergo • WER 6719

September 2010

Reimann’s opera Melusine was inspired by a 1920 story by Yvan Groll written on the occasion of his wife’s mourning the closing of a nearby park. The composer skillfully combines Groll’s story with the Melusine myth. Melusine, an earth spirit, has the power to fight for the protection of nature. Here, she tries to protect her beloved environment from being rebuilt as a castle. Of course, love complicates her quest, forcing her to make a fateful choice. Reimann’s second opera, Melusine was premiered at the Schwetzingen Festival in 1971. It is performed here by a fine cast supported by Peter Hirsch leading the Nürnberger Philharmoniker.



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WORLD Groove Raï from Paris chant du monde

Rendez-vous Barbès

Orchestre National de Barbès Chant du Monde • 2741878

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File In: World / Morocco Orchestre National de Barbès was formed in 1995 by Youcef Boukella, composer and bass player. The group preaches a multicultural philosophy, and its music is a funky, raw blend of rock, gnawa, raï, salsa, chââbi, reggae, alaoui and jazz. Barbés is not in Morocco, but rather in Paris, a neighborhood near Sacre Coeur that has become a refuge for exiles from north Africa. In English, the band’s name means The National Barbés Orchestra — implying that Barbés is a nation unto itself. It is a sentiment that few who have visited Barbés would dispute.

September 2010


In praise of the Tango


Complicidad Music of Raynald Buraglio

Juan-José Mosalini, Raphäel Sanchez, Éric Chalan Frémeaux • FA 535

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File In: World / Argentina The tango is and will always remain quintessentially Argentinean. However, the entire world has embraced it and the resulting cross-pollination has expanded and enriched the genre’s vocabulary. Complicidad is the brainchild of French musician and composer Raynald Buraglio, who has written this collection of hymns in honor of the tango. Bandoneón player JuanJo Mosalini is joined by a tango orchestra directed by pianist Raphäel Sanchez.

WORLD Legends of Cuban son world village

¡Sin Rumba no hay Son!

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro World Village • 468105

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“Music of transparency, tensile strength and phantom drive.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

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File In: World / Cuba The legendary Cuban group Septeto Nacional is back in a big way with a new album on World Village and a North American tour. ¡Sin Rumba no hay Son! captures these seven musicians in their modern prime — revealing the skill, taste and chops gained over four unbroken generations. Originally formed in 1927 by legendary bassist/singer Ignacio Piñeiro, this GRAMMY®-nominated ensemble remains a sophisticated, arrestingly inventive exponent of son habanero, as can be heard on this new recording of rumbas, boleros and guarachas. Septeto Nacional’s US tour launches August 28 at NYC’s Hostos Center for the Arts and runs through September with several dates at Yoshi’s San Francisco and the Monterey Jazz Festival before heading north in October and November. They’re back in the states in March/April 2011 with a string of dates culminating with a concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on April 16th.

Network • 33182 (785965101527)

“An exuberant mix of sons and boleros with a sound that is classic but never musty.” — ROOTSWORLD

September 2010

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Traditional music from Iran

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Songs of Rebirth — A Tribute to Rumi Ali Reza Ghorbani Accords Croisés • AC 122

Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)

File In: World / Iran Born in the midst of the turbulence of 1970s and 80s Iran, Ali Reza Ghorbani is considered a worthy successor of the man regarded as the undisputed master of Persian classical song, Mohammed Reza Shajarian. His new album is a tribute to the great Persian poet of the 13th Century, Jalal ad-Din Rumi — a mystic poet and spiritual guide who has deeply influenced Sufism. His name is closely related to the Order of the Whirling Dervishes. The album’s eight tracks feature Ghorbani’s superb voice with instrumentation comprised of tar, kamancheh, ney, tonbak and daf.

Mozafar Shafii & the Rast Ensemble


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September 2010

Large format packaging, 7.5” x 5.5” File In: World / Iran From the most performed mode to the rarest, from dastgâh-e shur to dastgâh-e Râst, on classical poems by Sa’di and Hafèz, Mozafar Shafii and the Râst Ensemble introduce listeners to a music which will appear new but at the same time ancient by its roots, where the intimate association of vocal art with poetry is brought to its highest level. Shafii, a protégé of the great Mohammed Reza Shajarian, has assembled a superb cast of young Iranian musicians to perform this fascinating repertoire.



Historic SACD transfers of Nat King Cole classics The Very Thought of You

Nat King Cole APO • CAPP 1084 SA

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Love is the Thing

Nat King Cole APO • CAPP 824 SA

File In: Jazz SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

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File In: Jazz SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

September 2010

APO’s SACD transfers of these classic Nat King Cole albums were a labor of love. A no-expenses-spared project, each disc features never-before-heard material, from unreleased tracks to rich, true multi-channel stereo sound. Using the original tapes from Capitol’s vaults, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman and DSD specialist Gus Skinas bring you an entirely incomparable SACD experience. Nat King Cole and arranger Gordon Jenkins followed their hit album Love Is The Thing with The Very Thought of You. Original releases contained fourteen tracks, omitting two superb songs recorded for the album due to space constraints. Space constraints in authoring this disc again prevent these two tracks from being included on the CD layer of this disc. However the SACD layer features all sixteen tracks in mono and stereo — the very first ever release of the original mono versions of “Don’t Blame Me” and “There Is No Greater Love.” Love is the Thing topped the charts upon its release. On APO’s deluxe SACD version, both mono and stereo versions are available in standard resolution on the CD layer and in high resolution on the DSD stereo layer, while the stereo versions are also available in 3-channel high resolution on the DSD multi-channel layer. All tracks except 5 and 6 playable as mono, stereo or multi-channel. Tracks 5 and 6 are mono only and are not included on the multi-channel layer. These albums stand among their era’s finest — stylistically definitive recordings of popular music that continue to enchant listeners to this day.


JAZZ Classic Miles on SACD frémeaux apo

Someday My Prince Will Come

Miles Davis APO • CAPJ 8456 SA

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Seven Steps to Heaven

Price Code: A29 (Suggested Retail Price: $29.98)

Miles Davis APO • CAPJ 8851 SA

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These two albums make a beautiful addition to the Miles Davis SACD catalog. Recorded over the course of three days in April 1961, Someday My Prince Will Come showcases Miles’ second great rhythm section, here at the absolute peak of their telepathic interplay. Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb were as tight a unit as any ever formed, grooving so successfully that they went on to leave Miles and form the Wynton Kelly Trio. The album features some positively blistering solos from guest John Coltrane in his final recording with Miles. At the time he recorded Seven Steps to Heaven, Miles was in the process of forming a new band. 1963 was a transitional point in his career, as he was without a regular group and wondering what his future musical direction would be. The album was recorded at two separate sessions with different personnel and features George Coleman on tenor, Victor Feldman and Herbie Hancock on pianos, bassist Ron Carter and Frank Butler and Tony Williams on drums.

September 2010

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APO • CAPJ 7094SA (753088709463)

“Resounds as some of the finest moments between these musicians.” — ALL MUSIC GUIDE

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JAZZ Deep jazz from Paul Chambers apo harmonia mundi

Whims of Chambers

Paul Chambers APO • CBNJ 1534 SA

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD File In: Jazz Bassist Paul Chambers’ work with Miles Davis and other jazz greats was both distinctive and highly influential. Growing from his role in the Davis band, Chambers played in two amazing rhythm sections. The first, with Red Garland and Philly Joe Jones, came to be known as “The Rhythm Section,” and was featured on a celebrated album by saxophonist Art Pepper. The second, with Wynton Kelly and Jimmy Cobb, made albums with John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and by themselves as the Wynton Kelly Trio. Chambers’ session work can be heard on such classic albums as Thelonious Monk’s Brilliant Corners, Coltrane’s Giant Steps and Oliver Nelson’s The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Whims of Chambers, his first solo album, features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. It is a classic Blue Note session of what might today be considered “cerebral” jazz. September 2010


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An all-star session featuring Sonny Rollins Volume 2

Sonny Rollins APO • CBNJ 1558 SA

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD File In: Jazz Widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the post-bebop era, Sonny Rollins’ long, prolific career began at the age of eleven and he was playing with piano legend Thelonious Monk before the age of twenty. Rollins is still touring and recording, having outlived most of his contemporaries and was elected to the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1973. Recorded in 1957, Rollins’ Volume 2 for Blue Note is one of those timeless jazz discs. It is a milestone in jazz history that gathered together some of the founding fathers of the post-bop era. Joining Rollins are Jazz Messengers Art Blakey (drums) and Horace Silver (piano), Miles Davis’ favorite bassist Paul Chambers, the quintessential trombonist J. J. Johnson and even Thelonious Monk himself. This is a swinging tour-de-force that begins with a bang and doesn’t let up until the last note has faded away.

September 2010

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Saxophone Colossus

APO • CAPJ 7079SA (753088707964)

“If some lunkhead ever tries to tell you that jazz is boring, just play them Sonny’s Saxophone Colossus, one of the most exuberant and sheerly enjoyable discs ever carved in wax.” — eMUSIC

Burrell plays jazz for quiet nights

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Midnight Blue

Kenny Burrell APO • CBNJ 84123 SA

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD File In: Jazz A consummate sideman, guitarist Kenny Burrell has recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians. He has also led his own groups since 1951 and can be heard on over forty albums. His influences as a guitar player include Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. Burrell made his debut recording as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s sextet in 1951. As of 2007, he has served as Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA. Burrell’s classic Midnight Blue from 1963 features Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga. It is one of Burrell’s best-known albums for Blue Note and is one of the label’s best-sounding efforts. The great Alfred Lion considered this his favorite production. September 2010


JAZZ Swingin’ jazz from Frémeaux frémeaux


Evan Christopher’s Django à la Créole Frémeaux • FA 527

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File In: Jazz Evan Christopher, one of the greatest jazz clarinetists of recent times, delves even deeper into his project uniting the legacies of New Orleans jazz and the Gypsy Swing of Django Reinhardt. Finesse is a refined synthesis of aesthetics celebrating both the infectious spirit of European Gypsy Swing as well as the contribution of Creole cultures to American music and jazz.

Back Again

Pink Turtle Frémeaux • FA 528

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September 2010

File In: Jazz After touring internationally for two years — 200 concerts, each one a triumph — and showing that good pop also has swing, the tireless band Pink Turtle is back, with thirteen new classics tastily disguised by these swing masters. On Back Again, Pink Turtle is joined by special guest-artists Morgane Imbeaud, Didier Lockwood, Jean-Jacques Milteau & André Minvielle. The band’s first CD has been one of the Frémeaux label’s bestsellers in jazz for the last two years.


JAZZ A duet for the ages plus loin


Eddie Gomez, Cesarius Alvim Plus Loin • PL 4529

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File In: Jazz Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. A Latin GRAMMY® award-winner, his impressive résumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Gomez’s unique sound and style can be heard on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz and R & B. Brazil-born, France-based pianist, bassist and composer Cesarius Alvim possesses similarly impressive jazz credentials, having played with (among others) the likes of Lee Konitz, Martial Solal and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Forever, a striking new bass and piano duet album from Plus Loin, marks the reunion of these two great artists after a twenty year hiatus. Its eleven tracks feature a mix of standards and originals by Alvim, and each cut exemplifies the almost magical blends and contrasts found in Gomez and Alvim’s unique improvisations.


September 2010

“Eddie Gomez is our modern master of bass.”


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Zankel Hall Claremont College St. John's Episcopal Church Bankhead Theater A.F. Siebert Chapel Dalton Center Weill Recital Hall Walt Disney Concert Hall Bass Concert Hall Weill Recital Hall The Metropolitan Opera Avery Fisher Hall Alice Tully Hall First Congregational Church Beall Concert Hall Buckman Performing Arts Center Rackham Auditorium Wisconsin Union Theater Benjamin Franklin Middle School Des Moines Art Center Mizel Arts and Cultural Center Fairmount Temple Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall Bellefield Hall Auditorium St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Orchestra Hall Memorial Hall Prudential Hall Stern Auditorium The Kennedy Center Concert Hall Stern Auditorium The Performing Arts Center Stern Auditorium Dickerman Hollister Auditorium San Mateo Performing Arts Center Squires Recital Hall Clayton Center for the Arts Corpus Christi Church Alice Tully Hall Zankel Hall Weill Recital Hall Kleinhas Hall Wolfe Recital Hall Stude Concert Hall Tulane University: Dixon Hall Symphony Space Eisenhower Theater St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Cullen Theater Bates Recital Hall Duke Chapel Calvary Episcopal Church St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Johnson Theatre St. Paul Church Miller Theatre Herbst Theatre Rackham Auditorium Perelman Theater St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater Brock Recital Hall Stude Concert Hall Dalton Center Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester Morse Recital Hall Mandel Hall Sleepy Hollow High School South Mountain Concert Hall The Colburn School St. Anthony Park Newlin Hall Kaufmann Concert Hall Independence Seaport Museum Ruth Lilly Performance Hall Symphony Space

Arcanto Quartet Bang on a Can The English Concert Valery Gergiev Ma‰hias Goerne Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Jerusalem Quartet

Paul Lewis Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

Jon Nakamatsu

Paul O'De‰e Garrick Ohlsson Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout Rachel Podger Prazák Quartet

Pascal Rogé Jordi Savall

Stile Antico

Takács Quartet Tallis Scholars

September 2010

Tokyo String Quartet

34 Shai Wosner

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Cantaloupe World Village

Bang on a Can


C.J. Chenier

World Village

Lila Downs

World Village

Ludovico Einaudi


Kayhan Kalhor Shujaat Husain Khan

World Village

Mahala Rai Banda

Asphalt Tango

Omara Portuondo

World Village

Oreka TX

World Village

Catherine Russell

World Village

Septeto Nacional

World Village

Ravi Shankar

East Meets West

Silk Road Ensemble

World Village

Vieux Farka Touré

World Village

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September 2010


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