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NOVEMBER 8, 2011

PAUL LEWIS SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas


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Table of contents CLASSICAL harmonia mundi . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Alia Vox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10 APR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 1 1 Channel Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12 Fra Musica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 13 Gimell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 Helicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Hyperion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Mirare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23 Onyx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 24 Testament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26 SFS Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27

Key November releases from harmonia mundi include the Freiburger Barockorchester playing J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suites (p.3) while Fretwork offers less traditional Bach with their transcription of the Goldberg Variations (p.4) arranged for viol consort. Also this month from harmonia mundi, Paul Lewis returns to the music of Schubert with his Piano Sonatas (p.5), Lucy Crowe sings Handel arias accompanied by the English Concert and Harry Bicket (p.6) and cellist David Watkin joins the Tokyo String Quartet for Schubert’s haunting Quintet in C Major (p.7). On Gimell, the Tallis Scholars present the fifth recording in their Josquin mass series (p.14), while on Hyperion, the Takács Quartet perform Haydn Quartets, Markus Becker plays Widor Concertos (p.19), and Stephen Hough’s plays Grieg and Liszt Concertos (p.21) with the Bergen Philharmonic. Rounding out our priority releases, Peter Wispelwey joins Paolo Giacometti in a program of Chopin and Mendelssohn (p.26) for Onyx, composer Howard Shore is featured on the score for Martin Scorsese’s film Hugo, Marta Topferova offers her first album in English for World Village (p.36) and Le Chant du Monde delivers Vitamia (p.37) — the latest release from Gianmaria Testa.

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Down by the Salley Gardens

Bejun Mehta, Julius Drake harmonia mundi • HMC 902093

IN THE PRESS

Bejun Mehta’s Down by the Salley Gardens on NPR

Omar Sosa’s Calma nominated for a Best Instrumental Latin GRAMMY®

“Gaga, move over — and you, too, Annie Lennox, Grace Jones and David Bowie... It’s a beautiful recording full of tender and poignant songs… And, as exciting as it is to hear Mehta pull off those endless strings of fiercely powered showpieces, the countertenor does soft and wistful in equally beautiful fashion.”

“One of the most beautiful piano recordings of the year. Quiet, sparse and meditative. Calma should be heard start to finish, as a complete work.” —DOWNBEAT EDITOR’S PICK

—Anastasia Tsioulcas NPR.ORG

COMING NEXT MONTH

Jordi Savall crosses new boundaries

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI Alia Vox • AV 9887

Lusafrica Marabi Mariinsky Mirare MN Records Mondomix Network Ocora Onyx Classics Opella Nova Opera Rara Orange Mountain Otá Paradizo Penguin Cafe Philharmonia Baroque Piano Classics Piranha Plus Loin Ponderosa Praga Radio France RCOC RCO Live Retrospective Revival SFS Media Signature SmallsLIVE Sound Grammar Spirit of America Tahra Testament Van Cliburn Wahoo Wergo Wisdom Mountain World Village Ysayë

La Sublime Porte, Voix d’Istanbul 1400-1800

Accords-Croisés Actes Sud Ad Vitam Albion Records Alia Vox Ambronay Aparté APO APR Archie Ball Armide Asphalt Tango Channel Classics Chant du Monde Classic Records Contre-Jour Daqui Dawn of Freedom Dutton East Meets West Eloquentia First Hand FRA Musica Frémeaux Gimell Gloriae Dei Cantores Gramercy Park Music harmonia mundi Helicon Howe Records Hyperion Institut du Monde Arabe Iris K617 Keltia III KML Records Long Distance LSO Live

Following the success of the album Istanbul, Jordi Savall crosses new boundaries between Orient and Occident. On La Sublime Porte, Voix d’Istanbul 1400-1800, the vocal traditions of the Ottoman Empire, Armenia and the Jewish Diaspora are masterfully resuscitated. In addition to Hespèrion XXI, this album features the elite of Turkish traditional musicians under the inspired direction of Jordi Savall.

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Orchestral Bach harmonia mundi

JS BACH Ouvertüren — Complete Orchestral Suites

Freiburger Barockorchester harmonia mundi • HMC 902113

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IMPORT Called “Ouvertüren” in Germany because they began with a largescale overture à la française, Bach’s Orchestral Suites offer a unique synthesis of the French and Italian styles. The Leipzig Cantor did not content himself with a mere set of amiable dances for his “Collegium Musicum,” he revived the genre in his own manner — accenting the contrasts, refining the orchestration and spicing them up with counterpoint. On this new specially priced set, the Freiburger Barockorchester offers benchmark performances of these indispensable treasures of the Baroque.

“The finest German period-instrument orchestra.”

Also available harmonia mundi • HMC 902083 (794881984626)

“The surprises come thick and fast and the twists and turns are gripping.” — THE OBSERVER

November 2011

C.P.E. Bach: Keyboard Concertos

— GRAMOPHONE

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Chamber music Bach harmonia frémeaux mundi

JS BACH Goldberg Variations (arranged for viols) Fretwork harmonia mundi • HMU 907560

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IMPORT The Goldberg Variations for harpsichord are a pinnacle of Bach’s compositional output. Like many of Bach’s works, it has been transcribed for many different solo instruments and instrumental combinations. Fretwork’s version for viol consort is one of the most unusual, in that it looks backward in time instead of forward. Bach was essentially a conservative composer, well grounded in the styles and structures of the past. His fondness for the sound of the viola da gamba is well documented and it provides additional justification for re-projecting this masterpiece of counterpoint through the sound-lens of ‘old fashioned’ instruments.

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Bach: Alio modo — Keyboard Transcriptions harmonia mundi • HMU 907395 (093046739522)

“Fretwork set a formidable standard for technical acuity and stylistic integrity.” — CLASSICS TODAY

“Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet.” — LONDON EVENING STANDARD


Paul Lewis plays Schubert harmonia mundi

SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas D.840, 850 & 894, Impromptus D.894, Klavierstücke D.946

Paul Lewis harmonia mundi • HMC 902115

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IMPORT Following on his hugely successful Beethoven recording project — which spanned the complete sonatas and concertos as well as the Diabelli Variations — pianist Paul Lewis returns to Franz Schubert — a key focus of both his concert career and discography. On this double album, three late sonatas are accompanied by the Impromptus and Klavierstücke — two sets of short pieces brimming with inventiveness.

ADVANCE REVIEW

“A collection of highly compelling interpretations of some of Schubert’s most fascinating compositions.”

Also available harmonia mundi • HMC 901800 (794881705924)

“This is a disc for which one can only roll out all the superlatives.” — THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

November 2011

Schubert: Piano Sonatas D.959 & 960

— THE EXAMinER

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Handel Italian arias & cantatas harmonia frémeaux mundi

HANDEL Il Caro Sassone — Handel in Italy Lucy Crowe (soprano), English Concert, Harry Bicket harmonia mundi • HMU 907559

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IMPORT Young British soprano Lucy Crowe is poised to take the opera world by storm. Her powerful, expressive performances have been hailed on both sides of the Atlantic, and a Met debut is planned for the 2012-13 season. On this dazzling new album, Crowe joins The English Concert led by Harry Bicket in a program of Handel arias and cantatas dating from his 1706-10 sojourn in Italy, where he was affectionately dubbed Il Caro Sassone (the dear Saxon).

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Handel: As steals the morn

harmonia mundi • 907422 (093046742225)

“A performance with the fine Lucy Crowe at her most alluring.” — GRAMOPHONE CLASSICAL MUSIC GUIDE

“Crowe nails every aria with a pure, peachy soprano that inhabits every phrase to ineffably touching effect. She also carries herself with great, fragile grace and, in so doing, further draws us to her side.” — THE CHICAGO READER


Schubert’s beloved String Quintet harmonia mundi

SCHUBERT String Quintet, QuarteŽsatz

Tokyo String Quartet, David Watkin (cello) harmonia mundi • HMU 807427

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel Following their much-lauded Beethoven cycle, the members of the Tokyo String Quartet are joined by cellist David Watkin in a distinguished reading of Schubert’s Quintet in C Major. One of Schubert’s great masterpieces, the quintet is the last and perhaps the most haunting of all his chamber works, in which light and shadow, serenity and drama are presented in constant alternation. The disc also includes the Quartettsatz of 1820 with its lovely, fragmentary slow movement.

“Still one of the great string quartets in the world.” — THE BUFFALO NEWS

Also available harmonia mundi • 807481 (093046748166)

“Tokyo Quartet has outdone itself. Some of this music is almost beyond belief.” — ALL ABOUT JAZZ

November 2011

Beethoven: Late Quartets

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harmonia mundi

The harmonia mundi Christmas Edition returns Noël — Christmas Edition Sampler

The specially priced, limited edition harmonia mundi Christmas Edition returns with new titles and old favorites. This disc offers a diverse selection of highlights from the ten discs that comprise the 2011 collection. The acclaimed artists of harmonia mundi present 21 tracks of evergreen Christmas ‘hits’ including works for vocal solo (Charpentier’s Pastorale), chorus (Stille Nacht), organ solo (Noël), and full orchestra (Corelli’s Christmas Concerto).

Various Artists harmonia mundi • HMX 2928223

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CHARPENTIER Pastorale de Noël

Chant Mass for Christmas Day

Ensemble Organum, Les Pages de la Chapelle, Marcel Pérès harmonia mundi • HMX 2921480

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie harmonia mundi • HMX 2921082

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Previously Available as HMT7901480 (794881442423) Deleted February 2005

SCHÜTZ Weihnachts-Historie

HANDEL Messiah

Kerstin Avemo (soprano), Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano), Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor), Kobie van Rensburg (tenor), Neal Davies (bass-baritone), Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMX 2921928

Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMX 2921310

November 2011

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Previously Available as HMX2971310 (794881817429) Deleted March 2008

Remains Available as HMC 901928 (794881817726)

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The harmonia mundi Christmas Edition returns Medieval Christmas

Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMX 2927099

Orlando Consort harmonia mundi • HMX 2927418

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Wolcum Yule

Carols by Candlelight

Anonymous 4 harmonia mundi • HMX 2927325

Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, Bill Ives harmonia mundi • HMX 2927495

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A New Joy — Orthodox Music for Christmas

Noëls à l’Orgue

Remains Available as HMU 907410 (093046741020)

Previously Available as HMX 2978199 (794881817528) Deleted February 2010

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René Saorgin (organ) harmonia mundi • HMX 2928199

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier harmonia mundi • HMX 2927410

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harmonia mundi hyperion

On Yoolis Night

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Alia Vox ‘Heritage’ series reissues

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MONTEVERDI Arie e Lamenti, Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi

Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), Rolf Lislevand (lute), Ton Koopman (harpsichord), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall Alia Vox • AVSA 9884

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SAINTE-COLOMBE Concerts a deux violes esgales

November 2011

Jordi Savall (viol), Wieland Kuijken (viol) Alia Vox • AVSA 9885

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD The Arie e Lamenti and Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi, originally released separately in 1990 and 1994, firmly established Montserrat Figueras as one of the finest performers of the vocal music of Monteverdi. She forged a new path with her innovative style of interpretation, characterized by fidelity to the historical sources and an extraordinary creative and expressive power. The two Sainte-Colombe albums brought together in the second of these sets were recorded in 1976 and 1992 — the latter right after the tremendous success of the film Tous les Matins du Monde (1991). Nevertheless, they are remarkably consistent in their interpretative style and enable the listener to explore ten of the sixty-seven Concerts for viola da gamba as played by Jordi Savall and Wieland Kuijken. These specially-priced sets, have been remastered for SACD and feature Alia Vox’s usual deluxe packaging and presentation.

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The young Jorge Bolet apr

Jorge Bolet — His Earliest Recordings

Jorge Bolet (piano) APR • APR 6009

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CDSfor the Price of 1 IMPORT From the mid 1970s until his death, Cuban born Jorge Bolet was considered one of the world’s truly great pianists and one of the last representatives of the great Romantic tradition of pianism. After winning the Naumburg competition in 1937, Bolet seemed set for a great career, but war intervened. His big break finally came in the 1970s, when he was signed to Decca and went on to make many award-winning discs. But what of the early years? Here, for the first time on CD, are the four LPs he made in the 1950s. These almost unknown recordings are sure to fascinate and fill an important gap in the mystery of Bolet’s early career.

“Bolet was a supreme colorist. Young pianists can learn from the multi-leveled textural differentiation Bolet so gorgeously achieves…” — CLASSICS TODAY

Recently released Piano Classics • PCLD 0017 (5065001863363)

November 2011

Liszt: Piano Works

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channel classics

Lazić plays BriŠen & CPE Bach Liaisons Vol.3 BACH, C.P.E. Sonatas, Fantasia, La Böhmer BRITTEN Waltzes, Holiday Diary, Night-Piece Dejan Lazić (piano) Channel Classics • CCS SA 28511

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Each of the recordings in pianist Dejan Lazic´’s Liaisons series features two composers, exploring their musical worlds, sources of inspiration and degree of influence. At the same time, the recordings reveal their most conspicuous differences and their common denominators. Volume three brings together works for piano solo by Benjamin Britten with selections by C.P.E. Bach. Britten’s pieces, in all their minimalism, clarity and sometimes even emotionally restricted formality, contrast with the emerging Sturm und Drang atmosphere of Bach’s sonatas, with their freedom and variety of structural design, delicate expression and extreme unpredictability.

A Channel Classics holiday compilation Kerstmis — Noël — Christmas — Weihnachten

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven Channel Classics • CCS SEL 6111

November 2011

SPECIALLOWPRICE

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This beautiful collection of music for the Christmas season features selected tracks performed by Jos van Veldhoven and the Netherlands Bach Society, culled from their many acclaimed recordings for Channel Classics. The selections range from music by Bach and Sweelinck to traditional carols. Founded in 1921, the Netherlands Bach Society is the oldest early music ensemble in the Netherlands, and one of the oldest in the world.


Louis XIV’s favorite opera

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Jaël Azzare˜i, Sophie Daneman, Emmanuelle de Negri (sopranos), Stephanie d’Oustrac (mezzo-soprano), Cyril Auvity (counter-tenor), Paul Agnew, Marc Mauillon, Bernard Richter (tenors), Nicolas Rivenq (baritone), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie FRA Musica • FRA 006

Price Code: 2A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $43.98) IMPORT All zones/ 295 minutes/ Dolby Digital Stereo DTS

Also available in Blu-Ray FRA Musica • FRA 506

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LULLY Atys

Lully’s Atys was so dear to Louis XIV that it became known as the “the King’s opera.” With its unprecedented dramatic intensity, Atys was the first opera to feature a plot that revolved around love and the first French tragedy to kill off its lead character on stage. The opera was revived in 1985 when the Opéra de Paris called on William Christie and the director Jean-Marie Villégier to stage a celebration of the tercentenary of Lully’s death. Resurrected from the ashes, Atys was a key factor in the revival of French baroque music. In 2011, the Opéra Comique once again presented Atys, and that production was filmed by FRA Musica for posterity. Featuring tenor Bernard Richter in the title role, supported by Christie and Les Arts Florissants and the amazing production created by Jean Marie Villégier, this film is nothing short of a masterpiece and a milestone in recorded opera.

Also available FRA Musica • FRA 005 (3770002003077)

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“William Christie surpasses himself in revivifying this score.” — BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

November 2011

Lully: Armide

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Josquin Mass series continues frémeaux gimell

JOSQUIN Masses — De beata virgine, Ave maris stella Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips Gimell • CDGIM 044

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IMPORT The Tallis Scholars have been performing the music of Josquin des Prez regularly in concert for nearly twenty-five years. Their 1986 recording of the Missa Pange lingua was the first recording of Early Music to win the Gramophone magazine Record of the Year Award and their 2009 recording of the Missa Malheur me bat was nominated for a GRAMMY® award. This new release, featuring the Missa De beata virgine and Missa Ave maris stella, is the fifth disc in The Tallis Scholars’ projected complete cycle of Josquin’s Masses.

November 2011

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Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah Gimell • CDGIM 043 (755138104327)

“A no-brainer for fans of the group.” — FANFARE

“There is no group recording today with such a reliably consistent catalog both in terms of performance excellence and recorded sound.” — AUDIOPHILE AUDITION


BriŠen’s powerful War Requiem helicon

BRITTEN War Requiem

Edith Wiens (soprano), Nigel Robson (tenor), Hakan Hagegard (baritone), Prague Philharmonic Choir, Ankor Children’s Choir, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur Helicon • 02.9645

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IMPORT Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem was written for the 1962 re-consecration ceremony for Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed during the Battle of Britain in World War II. The work was not only a public statement of Britten’s anti-war convictions, but also a warning to future generations of the senselessness of taking up arms against one’s fellow men. The libretto of the War Requiem intersperses the Latin Mass for the Dead with nine powerful and highly emotional poems written by Wilfred Owen, a World War I footsoldier who was killed a week before the Armistice. Here, Kurt Masur leads the Israel Philharmonic, vocal soloists and the Prague Philharmonic Choir in a live recording made in 1996.

Also available Helicon • 02.9629 (7293627962926)

“A disc necessary to the understanding of Brahms’s great choral work.” — FANFARE

November 2011

Brahms: Requiem

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English music for viola and orchestra frémeaux hyperion

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Flos Campi, Suite MCEWEN Viola Concerto

Lawrence Power (viola), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins Hyperion • CDA 67839

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IMPORT Lawrence Power has established himself as the most sought-after violist of his generation and has been favorably compared to the pioneering British violist Lionel Tertis. Indeed, the three works on this disc were written for Tertis, who did so much to broaden the instrument’s musical repertoire. The two Vaughan Williams works display an unabashed romanticism and pastoral elegance. Flos Campi was completed in 1925 and despite the prominent solo viola and wordless chorus, it is neither a concerto nor a choral work. The seamless viola line moves in unity with the orchestra and the chorus appears as a body of instruments, creating an effect of mesmerizing beauty and calm. The little performed Suite for viola and small orchestra was written ten years later and contains some of the composer’s most lyrical themes. Sir John McEwen’s 1901 concerto is a neglected gem of the viola repertoire and Power’s performance is sure to set a new benchmark. Martyn Brabbins and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales provide expert backing throughout.

November 2011

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Walton & Rubbra: Viola Concertos

Hyperion • CDA 67587 (034571178578)

“Power’s deeply expressive playing makes it the heart and soul of this remarkable programme.” — THE TIMES


The Takács play Haydn hyperion

HAYDN String Quartets Op.74

Takács Quartet Hyperion • CDA 67781

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HAYDN String Quartets Op.71

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Takács Quartet Hyperion • CDA 67793

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IMPORT In 1793, when Haydn returned home to Vienna after a visit to London, he wrote a set of six string quartets for Count Anton Apponyi, a chamberlain at the Imperial Court. The set was broken up into two groups of three and sold to separate publishers, thus becoming the Op. 71 and Op. 74 quartets. The works possess an almost orchestral sonority, with frequent modulations, dynamic variations and increasingly virtuosic writing reminiscent of the “London” symphonies. Above all, they display the composer’s astonishing elegance, lyricism and immense skill in fusing the profound with the light-hearted. In these compelling interpretations, the Takács Quartet display an absolute unanimity of tone and style and cement their reputation as one of today’s greatest string ensembles.

“In a class of their own.” — THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Also available Hyperion • CDA 67631 (034571176314)

“Outstanding musicianship and virtuosity abound on this stunning disc.” — GRAMOPHONE

November 2011

Schumann: Piano Quintet

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Victoria masses from Westminster frémeaux hyperion

VICTORIA Masses — De Beata Maria Virgine, Surge propera Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker Hyperion • CDA 67891

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IMPORT Following the success of the Westminster Cathedral Lay Clerks and their glorious men-only recording of Victoria’s Missa Gaudeamus, the choir returns to full ranks for a further issue in their survey of the masses of this undisputed master of the Renaissance. This new recording opens with Victoria’s five-part setting of the Marian antiphon Salve regina, followed by two of the composer’s masses — Missa De Beata Maria Virgine and Missa Surge propera, which is preceded by its Palestrina model. Released to mark the conclusion of a highly successful American tour, this album finds the Choir of Westminster Cathedral in superb voice and Hyperion’s top-notch sound is perfectly colored by the Westminster resonance.

November 2011

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Victoria: Missa Gaudeamus

Hyperion • CDA 67748 (034571177489)

“Sung with rapt purity by the male voices of Westminster Cathedral choir.” — THE GUARDIAN


Widor concertos, 1st time on CD Markus Becker (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thierry Fischer Hyperion • CDA 67817

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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.55 WIDOR Piano Concerto Nos.1 & 2, Fantaisie

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IMPORT Charles-Marie Widor was born in Lyon to a family of organ builders and consequently became an organist of great skill and an assistant to Camille Saint-Saëns at La Madeleine in Paris at the age of twenty-four. Today, Widor’s compositions for organ have a prominent position in the instrument’s core repertoire, but it is often forgotten that the composer wrote many other significant works, notably his two piano concertos. Surprisingly, these are the first recordings of the concertos and are a much-awaited addition to the numerous world premiere recordings featured in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series, now reaching its 55th volume and still unearthing little-known works to consistently dazzling effect. Following the success of his renditions of the Draeseke and Jadassohn concertos, pianist Markus Becker makes a welcome return to the series. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the remarkable Thierry Fischer more than do justice to Widor’s imaginative orchestrations.

Also available in the series Hyperion • CDA 67837 (034571178370)

“Here is yet another success in a remarkable series; an excellent CD which is warmly recommended.” — INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

November 2011

Somervell: Piano Concerto

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Hyperion’s Brahms song cycle BRAHMS The Complete Songs Vol.3

Simon Bode (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano) Hyperion • CDJ 33123

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IMPORT Following the iconic series of the complete songs of Schubert and Schumann, Graham Johnson further demonstrates the phenomenal depth of his knowledge in the expert programming of this recital. Each disc in the series represents a different journey through the repertoire, and thus through Brahms’ life. Hyperion is thrilled to welcome the young German tenor Simon Bode to the label. At home in the opera house and the recital hall, Bode possesses a controlled voice of great beauty, and gives performances of immediacy and conviction. Johnson, as accompanist, is immaculate and his usual scholarly notes are of course included.

Remembering Paderewski Homage to Paderewski

November 2011

Jonathan Plowright (piano), Aaron Schorr (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67903

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IMPORT Following the resounding success of Jonathan Plowright’s 2010 Hommage à Chopin, the acclaimed British pianist becomes the first artist to record the album of works written and published in homage to one of the early twentieth century’s most fascinating figures — Polish pianist, composer and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Of the twenty-two works on this recording, from composers including Bartók, Martinu and Milhaud, sixteen were included in the memorial piano album Homage to Paderewski published by Boosey & Hawkes in New York in 1942. A further six pieces written for Paderewski also feature, including a Mazurka for two pianos by Britten originally intended for the volume (Britten misunderstood the commission, which specified solo piano), for which Plowright is joined by Aaron Shorr. These diverse works are performed with flair and dedication.


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GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor LISZT Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2

Stephen Hough (piano), Bergen Philharmonic, Andrew Li˜on Hyperion • CDA 67824

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IMPORT For this new recording, pianist Stephen Hough travelled to Bergen — Grieg’s home town — to join forces with Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Grieg and Liszt that are set to become landmark recordings. Grieg’s Piano Concerto is one of the most popular of all Romantic works, while Liszt’s two concertos present unique challenges to both pianist and orchestra. These performances are exciting, magisterial and highly colored, with breathtaking virtuosity harnessed to poetic refinement and finesse — hallmarks of Stephen’s playing that have already helped his concerto recordings to win two Gramophone magazine Record of the Year accolades. The Bergen players provide fresh and idiomatic support in the Grieg and revel in the sumptuous scoring of the Liszt. Released to coincide with the twin anniversaries of Liszt’s birth (200 years ago) and Stephen’s own 50th birthday (in November), this recording is an apt celebration of both.

“He can charm and beguile, and be bold in his contrasts, but he gets on with it, and it is the music he gives us, with true sentiments, and not merely a take on received ideas.” — GRAMOPHONE

Also available Hyperion • CDA 67711 (034571177113)

“With Hough at the keys, Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto becomes a freshly imagined masterpiece bouncing with surprises.” — THE TIMES

November 2011

Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.50

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Helios series reissues PURCELL Hail! Bright Cecilia, Who can from joy refrain? Choir of New College, Oxford, The King’s Consort, Robert King Hyperion • CDH 55327

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IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 66349 (034571163499) Deleted April 2008 The last, and greatest, of Purcell’s four Odes to St Cecilia, Hail! bright Cecilia was composed to a text by Nicholas Brady in 1692 in honor of the feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. It is a celebratory work comprising of masterful instrumental sections, majestic choruses, and varied solos, duets and trios. Written in 1695, Who can from joy refrain? was composed as an ode celebrating the Duke of Gloucester’s sixth birthday. Both these works reveal the unparalleled richness of the composer’s musical invention and explain why, more than three hundred years later, Henry Purcell is still regarded as one of Britain’s finest composers. The King’s Consort and a distinguished line-up of soloists perform this glorious music with a high measure of perfection and flawless technique.

GRAINGER Rambles & Reflections

November 2011

Piers Lane (piano) Hyperion • CDH 55454

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IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 67279 (034571172798) Deleted August 2011 Though he professed not to enjoy concert giving, Percy Grainger was one of the greatest pianists of the earlier twentieth century and had an intimate understanding of the capabilities of the piano and how best to write for it. He possessed a unique compositional voice and was part of the great composer-pianist tradition stretching from Liszt to Busoni for whom the concert transcription was an essential element of their art. This recording, featuring the superb pianism of Piers Lane, contains the majority of Grainger’s concert transcriptions. They range from the folk-inspired Irish Dances of Stanford to the hyperromantic lushness of his Ramble on Love based on Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.


French Romantic concertos Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano), Sinfonia Varsovia, Hervé Niquet Mirare • MIR 127

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HÉROLD Piano Concertos Nos.2, 3 & 4

IMPORT When the doors of an operatic career opened for Ferdinand Hérold in 1820, he took great care to hide away the piano concertos he had written ten years before to avoid accusations of ‘eclecticism.’ Left to languish in obscurity until our own time, these dazzling pieces are indispensable examples of spectacular virtuosity and Romantic sentiment in which the spirit of Beethoven and Schubert is clearly perceptible. This music is a fascinating ‘missing link’ between Mozart and Chopin. On this disc, pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger is partnered with the Sinfonia Varsovia led by Hervé Niquet.

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DUBOIS Fantasie-Stück, Suite concertante, Concerto capriccioso, In memoriam mortuorum, Andante cantabile

Marc Coppey (cello), Jean-François Heisser (piano), Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, Jean-François Heisser Mirare • MIR 141

November 2011

IMPORT Théodore Dubois [1857-1924] is today recognized as a major figure of French Romanticism confronted with modernity. Both profound and sentimental, but always clear and immediately appealing, his ideas found expression in the most varied of genres. The concertante works on this recording evoke the spirit of the great artistic moments of Belle Époque Paris before the Great War. Featured soloists are cellist Marc Coppey and pianist Jean-François Heisser, backed by the Orchestre Poitou-Charentes.

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DEBUSSY Piano Music Vol.5 — Masques, Nocturne, Elegie, Petite Suite, Marche Ecossaise, Epigraphes Antiques, En Blanc et Noir, Lindaraja

Pascal Rogé (piano), Ami Rogé (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4059

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IMPORT For the final volume of his Debussy edition for Onyx, Pascal Rogé is joined by his wife Ami Rogé in a collection of works for piano four hands and for two pianos. Since the initial release of volume one in 2005, each of Rogé’s recordings of Debussy has been received with the highest critical acclaim. He is the quintessential interpreter for this repertoire. Featured works include the Masques, Petite Suite, Marche Ecossaise, Epigraphes Antiques and En Blanc et Noir.

November 2011

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Debussy: Piano Works Vol.4

Onyx Classics • ONYX 4056 (880040405627)

“Rogé’s are possibly the most beautiful... [with] remarkable phrasing and voicing... [and] a variety of articulation that holds the interest in almost every bar.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE


Chen Reiss debuts on Onyx onyx

Liaisons Arias by Mozart, Haydn, Cimarosa & Salieri

Chen Reiss (soprano), L’arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt Onyx Classics • ONYX 4068

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IMPORT For her debut recording on Onyx, acclaimed Israeli soprano Chen Reiss has chosen a program of arias by Cimarosa, Haydn, Salieri and Mozart — all composers working in Vienna in the 1780s. Featured here are some of the ‘insertion’ arias by Haydn and Mozart, composed for use in operas by other composers such as Amfossi, Gugliemi and Martin — forgotten names today. So here, we have liaisons on stage — secret marriages and affairs, and liaisons between composers.

November 2011

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Romantic music for cello frémeaux onyx

CHOPIN Waltz Op.64, Cello Sonatas Op.65 MENDELSSOHN Cello Sonata No.2, Lied ohne Worte Pieter Wispelwey (cello), Paolo Giacome˜i (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4078

Il80 40c$)&*@+U Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)

IMPORT Pieter Wispelwey partners for a second time with Paolo Giacometti, this time in a program of Chopin and Mendelssohn. But there is a another great musical figure on this disc – the cellist and composer Karl Davidoff, who studied with Moscheles and Mendelssohn’s violinist and composer friend Ferdinand David. Davidoff ’s brilliant arrangements of the Chopin Waltzes of Op. 64 form a sparkling interlude between Mendelssohn’s brilliant second cello sonata, and Chopin’s late and great sonata for cello and piano.

“One of the world’s leading cellists.” — FANFARE

November 2011

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BriŽen: Cello Symphony, Cello Suite No.1 Onyx Classics • ONYX 4058 (880040405825)

“An aural feast for discerning ears.” — MIDWEST RECORD REVIEW


MTT’s Mahler 1 at a new low price San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas SFS Media • 60043

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MAHLER Symphony No.1

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DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD; Previously Available as 60002 (821936000229) Deleted July 2009 Extending the legacy of their award-winning and critically acclaimed Mahler cycle, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have begun reissuing the recordings, maintaining the Hybrid SACD format favored by so many classical consumers, yet streamlining the packaging to jewel cases thus providing excellent value. Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 was one of the most stunning debuts in symphonic music history. This powerful and passionate performance of the “Titan” was recorded in 2001 and captures the liveperformance excitement of the Grammy-winning conductor-symphony partnership that the Los Angeles Times declared, “the most exciting Mahler combination anywhere right now.”

Also available SFS Media • SFS 0039 (821936003923)

“Michael Tilson Thomas’s The Mahler Project is the essential Mahler cycle of the twenty-first century.” — LISTEN

November 2011

Mahler: Symphonies Nos.1-9

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JAZZ

Blue Note jazz classics now on SACD

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Blowing in from Chicago

Cliff Jordan, John Gilmore APO • CBNJ 1549 SA

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Movin’ & Groovin’

Horace Parlan APO • CBNJ 84028 SA

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Price Code: A29 (Suggested Retail Price: $29.98) DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD File in: Jazz

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Blue & Sentimental

Ike Quebec APO • CBNJ 84098 SA

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Dippin’

Hank Mobley APO • CBNJ 84209 SA

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JAZZ

Impulse! jazz classics now on SACD Today and Now

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Nights of Ballads & Blues

McCoy Tyner APO • CIPJ 39 SA

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Salt and Pepper

Sonny Sti˜, Paul Gonsalves APO • CIPJ 52 SA

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Coleman Hawkins Quartet APO • CIPJ 34 SA

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Dear John C.

Elvin Jones APO • CIPJ 88 SA

Hk5308 c) * ^XN Price Code: A29 (Suggested Retail Price: $29.98) DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo File in: Jazz

November 2011

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JAZZ Archie Shepp in focus archie ball

Je Suis Jazz — C’est Ma Vie Archie Shepp Archie Ball • ARCH 0702

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IMPORT All zones/ 83 Minutes/ French & English Subtitles File in: Jazz A special DVD released in celebration of Archie Shepp’s 70th birthday in May 2007, Je suis jazz — c’est ma vie is a documentary by Frank Cassenti filmed in 1983. It features a Paris concert by Archie Shepp with Siegfried Kessler (piano), Wilbur Little (bass), Don Mumford, Clifford Jarvis (drums) and Cheikh Tidiane Fall (percussion). Also featured are special clips from the Porquerolles Jazz festival with Siegfried Kessler, Diego Imbert, Michel Benita, Aldo Romano, Mino Cinelu and Stéphane Guery, plus excerpts from the film “Porquerolles, Island of Jazz” by Frank Cassenti. This digipak DVD also includes a superb 20-page booklet of Guy Le Querrec’s photographs of Shepp and commentary by the great man himself.

Brazilian jazz from Trio Camara

November 2011

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Le Trio Camara

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Le Trio Camara Frémeaux • FA 562

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IMPORT File in: Jazz or World / Brazil Good news for lovers of Brazilian jazz: the cult-album by the Trio Camara, first released in 1968 on Pierre Barouh’s Saravah label, has finally been reissued. The music made by the trio of Fernando Martins, Edson Lobo and Nelson Serra is in the samba jazz style, an instrumental form that developed in parallel with the bossa nova. New listeners can now discover for themselves the kind of music that was played in the many clubs of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo between 1963 and 1967. Here you will find masterful performances of standards like Baden Powell’s “Berimbau” or Edu Lobo’s “Upa neguinho” appear here alongside rarer themes such as Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Estrada do sol” and João Donato’s “Muito à vontade.” This is popular, accessible music made by musicians of skill and sophistication.


JAZZ Black Saint/Soul Note reissues black harmonia saint/soul mundinote

The Complete Remastered Recordings

George Russell Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1005

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Price Code: 2A19 (9 CDs for the Price of 2, Suggested Retail Price: $39.98) IMPORT File in: Jazz

The Complete Remastered Recordings

Lester Bowie Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1006

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Price Code: 2A15 (3 CDs for the Price of 2, Suggested Retail Price: $31.98) IMPORT File in: Jazz

The Complete Remastered Recordings

Cecil Taylor Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1007

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Price Code: 2A17 (5 CDs for the Price of 2, Suggested Retail Price: $35.98) IMPORT File in: Jazz

November 2011

Pianist George Russell was a composer and theorist. He is considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general music theory with a theory of harmony based on Jazz rather than European music. This specially priced set includes nine classic albums. Included are Electronic Sonata for Those Loved by Nature (I and II), Othello Ballet Suite, Vertical Form VI, Listen to the Silence, Trip to Prillarguri, New York Big Band, The Essence of George Russell and Live in an American Time Spiral. Trumpeter Lester Bowie was a composer and a co-founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bowie took an adventurous and humorous approach to music, and criticized Wynton Marsalis for his conservative approach to jazz tradition. This specially priced set includes three classic albums. Included are The 5th Power, Out Here like This and Unforeseen Blessings. Cecil Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. This specially-priced set includes five classic albums. Included are Winged Serpent, Olu Iwa, For Olim and the two sets of Historic Concerts.

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New jazz discoveries from SmallsLIVE

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Live at Smalls

November 2011

Tim Ries Quintet SmallsLIVE • SL 0021

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Live at Smalls

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart SmallsLIVE • SL 0022

Live at Smalls

Joel Frahm Quartet SmallsLIVE • SL 0023

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In this exciting SmallsLIVE project, saxophonist Tim Ries explores an original terrain with fellow saxophonist Chris Potter. The group is rounded out by the powerhouse rhythm-section of John Patitucci on bass, Billy Drummond on drums and the fascinating Gypsy-born pianist Kalman Olah. Ries offers some poignant compositional work including the beautiful “New View” and an intricate take on the theme from Schubert’s string quartet in D minor called “Death And The Maiden.” Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart started their influential organ trio as music students back in the late 1980s and have all become celebrated musicians on their respective instruments. After recording for Warner Brothers, they toured frequently but the trio was never captured live. Here is an exciting three nights of music, expertly captured in beautiful high-quality audio. Joel Frahm has risen to the top of the ‘favorites’ list of fellow musicians. Generally known for his work as a sideman, Frahm here leads a stellar quartet through a compelling set of original music and a couple of standards. Joined by guitar phenom Kurt Rosenwinkel as well as long-time associate Joe Martin on bass and drummer Otis Brown III (of Joe Lovano’s group), Frahm gets into his typically creative flow of ideas and gorgeous feel to create a tapestry of expertly woven material. Rosenwinkel rises to the occasion with some astounding solo work.


WORLD Ravi Shankar at home east meets west

Nine Decades — Vol.2 Reminiscence of North Vista

Ravi Shankar East Meets West • EMWM 1004

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DOMESTIC File in: World / Asia / India Reminiscence of North Vista, the second volume of the “Nine Decades” series, is a live recording from a private party at Ravi Shankar’s North Vista home in Los Angeles on August 29, 1969. Shankar moved to the Hollywood house in 1968 and regularly had parties attended by luminaries such as George Harrison, John Lennon, Peter Sellers, Marlon Brando and many others. This recording perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the performances at these gatherings. Recorded just one week after his legendary Woodstock appearance, the set features the Maestro performing two evening ragas with Alla Rakha on tabla (as well as the sounds of crickets and partygoers). This is a unique performance by two artists at the height of their power, performing in an informal setting in front of family and friends.

November 2011

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Nine Decades — Vol.1

East Meets West • EMWM 1000 (616892081562)

“Shankar and Alla Rakha soar. Gangeshwari’s 48 minutes are why you should listen to this release.” — FROOTS


WORLD Ravi Shankar with orchestra Ravi Shankar East Meets West • EMWM 1005

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Nine Decades — Vol.3 Orchestral Experimentations

DOMESTIC File in: World / Asia / India Orchestral Experimentations, the third volume in the “Nine Decades” series, is a set of nine studio tracks featuring R a v i S h a n k a r’s e a r l i e s t compositional experimentations with his National Orchestra recorded between 1950 and 1954. The orchestra consisted of many of the finest Indian musicians of the period, and in these recordings, one senses the excitement Shankar felt at having such resources at his disposal. Not only was he inspired by the players to experiment with orchestration, but he also enjoyed the freedom to explore both North and South Indian systems, as well as use some Western technique. Shankar also maintained his natural inclination for improvisation by recording usually within an hour or two of completing the composition.

Also available East Meets West • EMWM 1002 (616892100867)

“An honest, entertaining portrait of a maestro... Raga celebrates Ravi’s artistry and passion.” — AUDIOPHILE AUDITON

November 2011

Raga: A Film Journey to the Soul of India

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The romantic voice of Gianmaria Testa Vitamia

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Gianmaria Testa Chant du Monde • 2742077

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IMPORT File in: World / Europe / Italy Gianmaria Testa is Italian — very Italian. He lives in the Langhe in Piedmont and was a train station manager and a parttime musician until the French discovered him and made him an international star. He has since produced seven discs and performed at over two-thousand concerts around the world. Vitamia, Testa’s latest release for Le Chant du Monde, was produced by Paola Farinetti and features eleven tracks on the theme of balancing the pressures of personal and professional life. The songs offer Testa’s personal reflections on the past, the present, and even a subdued and secular prayer for the future. The album was recorded live in the studio and features guitarist Claudio Dadone and Giancarlo Bianchetti on guitars, Nicola Negrini on bass, Philippe Garcia on drums and Roberto Cipelli on piano. Other guests include cellist Mario Brunello, trombonist Gianluca Petrella, Luciano Biondini on accordion and Carlo De Martini on viola and violin.

November 2011

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Solo dal vivo

Chant du Monde • CDM 2741731 (794881913527)

“Pour some red wine and savor it by candlelight.” — CONCERTONET

“Far from being a mere balladeer, he creates a varied texture with jazzy,Latin American and flamenco inflections.” — SONGLINES


WORLD Topferova charts a new course The Other Shore

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Marta Topferova World Village • 468110

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“When she sings she sounds like she is expressing the very soul of the music, giving voice to the story in the notes and echoing the heartbeat of the rhythm.”

IMPORT File in: World / Latin Marta Topferova’s musical journey is closely linked to her unique, cross-cultural roots. Growing up on both sides of the Atlantic, Topferova often traveled back and forth between her native Czech Republic and the Americas. Highly acclaimed for her previous albums of Latinflavored music in Spanish, The Other Shore is Topferova’s first collection of original songs in English. As always, her writing is both lyrical and uplifting, and these new songs bring a new dimension to her artistry. The album features Ben Monder on electric guitar, Pete Rende on pump organ, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Adam Cruz on drums.

— BLOGCRITICS

Also available [

World Village • 468090 (713746809027)

“Where many Latin albums shout, ‘Trova’ whispers, but every note is worth straining to hear.” — BOSTON HERALD

November 2011

Trova

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Ian Bostridge Cuarteto Casals

Hyperion harmonia mundi

Gerald Finley Alban Gerhardt

Hyperion Hyperion

Gloriae Dei Cantores

Gloriae Dei Cantores

MaŠhias Goerne Marc-André Hamelin Angela HewiŠ Stephen Hough

harmonia mundi Hyperion Hyperion Hyperion

Steven Isserlis Angelika Kirchschlager Katia & Marielle Labèque

Hyperion Hyperion KML Records

Robert McDuffie Nicholas McGegan Alexander Melnikov

Orange Mountain Philharmonia Baroque harmonia mundi

DaviŠ Moroney Paul O'DeŠe Steven Osborne Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan

Hyperion harmonia mundi Hyperion Philharmonia Baroque

Stile Antico

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Takács Quartet

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Tokyo String Quartet Nobuyuki Tsujii

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Haochen Zhang

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Symphony Space South Church Grace Cathedral Culver Center of the Arts First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica Cathedral Basilica Wanlass Performance Hall Gates Concert Hall Virginia G. Piper Theater Metropolitan Museum Holy Trinity Church Fullerton Hall Stern Auditorium: Perelman Stage Stude Concert Hall LaSells Stewart Center Torrance Cultural Arts Center Meany Hall Symphony Hall Smith Auditorium Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Walton Arts Center St. Louis Cathedral Yardley Hall Taylor Performing Arts Center Wait Chapel Hodgson Hall Dreyfoos Hall Phillips Performing Arts Center Northland Church Peabody Auditorium Verizon Hall Herbst Theatre Jordan Hall Orchestra Hall Orchestra Hall Seligman Performing Arts Center Zankel Hall Walt Disney Concert Hall Symphony Center Copley Symphony Hall Verizon Hall Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Kaufmann Concert Hall San Francisco Conservatory of Music Mahaney Center for the Performing Arts Hertz Hall Kaufmann Concert Hall Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Center for Performing Arts Herbst Theatre First Congregational Church Herbst Theatre First Congregational Church First United Methodist Church Zellerbach Hall St. James Cathedral St. Andrews Episcopal Church Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Davidson United Methodist Church Camp Concert Hall Johnson Theater St. Paul Church Corpus Christi Church Hertz Hall Le Poisson Rouge Perelman Theater Gildenhorn Recital Hall Camp Concert Hall Tyron Fine Arts Center Gaede Stage 92nd Street Y Wynne Chapel Stern Auditorium: Perelman Stage The Capitol Theatre


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World Village Network

Kayhan Kalhor

World Village

Klezmatics

Piranha

Ana Moura

World Village

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

World Village

So¨a Rei Koutsovitis Catherine Russell

World Village World Village

Sierra Maestra

World Village

Omar Sosa

Otá

Tinariwen

World Village

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Dakota Jazz Club Walt Disney Concert Hall Zellerbach Hall Metropolitan Museum of Art Herbst Theatre Center for the Arts Walt Disney Concert Hall Bloomington Centre for the Performing Arts        Zeiterion Theatre University of Massachuse˜s The Broad Stage Zellerbach Hall Adrienne Arsht Center Krannert Center: Zellerbach Hall The Colony Theater Pearson Lake Arts Center The Mill Restaurant and Club Riverside Casino Jazz at The Lincoln Center Kennedy Center Jazz Club Wisconsin Union Theater Old Town School of Folk Music Loeb Playhouse SF Jazz Skirball Center Dana Center Town Hall Jazz Alley Yoshi's The Glass House Rialto Theatre Granada Theater Fun Fun Fun Fest Fitzgerald's House of Blues The Social Grand Central State Theatre Variety Playhouse Cat's Cradle 9:30 Club The Trocadero

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harmonia mundi usa • new releases November 2011  

This catalog features titles that will be available online and in stores in the USA as of November 8, 2011.

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