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JUNE 2012 NEW RELEASES

Marc André Hamelin HAYDN Piano Sonatas III


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CLASSICAL Ad Vitam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Agogique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 Alia Vox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Aparté . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5 Channel Classics . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Eloquentia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 Helicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 Hyperion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 11 La Dolce Volta . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Mirare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 MN Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Onyx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 Opera Rara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 18 Piano Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19 Praga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 21 Radio France . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23 SFS Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 24 Tahra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26 Wergo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26

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Angela Hewitt plays Schumann

Angela Hewitt’s recordings of Schumann’s solo piano works for Hyperion have been acclaimed by critics everywhere... Now she turns her attention to the works for piano and orchestra in a stunning release which includes the beloved Piano Concerto in A minor - one of the most treasured concertos in the repertoire - and two other works also written for Clara Schumann. “Her awareness of counterpoint and her skill at putting it across suits Schumann’s colourfully woven textures to perfection.” — BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

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Schumann: Works for piano & orchestra

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CONCERT CALENDAR

NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS

Concerto recordings dominate this month’s top classical releases, with offerings from Channel Classics, Hyperion and Praga. Violinist Rachel Podger returns to Vivaldi, joining forces with Holland Baroque on an SACD featuring the 12 concertos of La Cetra (p.6). The 57th volume in the always surprising Romantic Piano Concerto series looks northward with a recording of works by Swedish composer Adolf Wiklund played by pianist Martin Stürfalt (p.13). Praga launches a new series of SACD remasters of recordings by Sviatoslav Richter with a disc of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos recorded before the pianist began his international career (p.21). Helicon Records offers a very special release of a live recording of Mahler’s Symphony No.9 featuring the great Leonard Bernstein conducting the Israel Philharmonic (p.10). Other classical priorities include the third volume in Marc-André Hamelin’s stunning series of Haydn Piano Sonatas (p.11), a new recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 and Leonore Overture No.3 with MTT and the San Francisco Symphony (p.25) and an SACD remaster of Jordi Savall’s classic recording of Bach’s Orchestral Suites on Alia Vox (p.4). On the non classical front, the legendary Cuarteto Cedrón offers a delightful new disc of tangos and other Argentinean music (p.32).

Britten: War Requiem LSO, Gianandrea Noseda LSO Live • LSO 0719

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Armenian Easter hymns Goussan Aljanian (tenor) Ad Vitam • AV 120115

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Paques Armeniennes — Armenian Easter

IMPORT Goussan Aljanian, tenor soloist of Saint James Cathedral (Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem), is one of the world’s finest exponents of Armenian Church music. An expert in the musical and cultural aspects of the genre, Reverend Aljanian is able to bring out the unique mystical and spiritual flavors of the Armenian musical art. On this new CD from Ad Vitam, Reverend Aljanian offers the listener a selection of traditional Armenian Easter hymns.

Isoir plays Mozart concertos Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

Daniel Isoir (fortepiano), La Petite Symphonie Agogique • AGO 004

June 2012

IMPORT Established in 2006, the period instrument ensemble La Petite Symphonie specializes in music of the eighteenth century. Led by artistic director and keyboard soloist Daniel Isoir, the ensemble offers their own unique perspective on the music of Haydn, Mozart, and other key composers from the period. Their interpretations focus on the spirit of chamber music that is present in most of the period’s repertoire. On this disc featuring three great piano concertos by Mozart, Isoir directs from the keyboard, in this case, a copy of a fortepiano by Johann Andreas Stein, the maker preferred by Mozart.

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MOZART Piano Concertos Nos.13, 14 & 27

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Savall’s colorful Orchestral Suites alia vox

BACH Orchestral Suites Nos.1-4

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall Alia Vox • AVSA 9890

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Called Ouvertüren in Germany because they began with a large-scale overture à la française, Bach’s Orchestral Suites feature a unique synthesis of the French and the Italian styles. The Leipzig Cantor did not content himself with creating sets of amiable dances — he revived the genre in his own manner, accenting the contrasts, refining the orchestration and introducing the sorts of contrapuntal elements that made the composer famous. Two centuries later, these joyous works are considered an indispensable treasure of the Baroque. This SACD reissue from Alia Vox is a follow up to the label’s recently released set of the Brandenburg Concertos. The multi-channel remastering enables us to fully enjoy the hearty, colorful and cheerful performances of Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall.

June 2012

Also available Bach:

Alia Vox • AVSA 9871 (7619986398716)

“One of the truly great sets of Brandenburg Concertos.” — CLASSICSTODAY.COM

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“In a crowded field of fine interpretations, this 1991 version is a standard bearer.” — CLASSICSTODAY.COM


A rare romantic oratorio Price Code: 2A19 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $39.98)

Chantal Santon (soprano), Jennifer Borghi (mezzo-soprano), Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Mathias Vidal (tenor), Alain Buet (bass), Les Cris de Paris, Les Solistes des Siècles, Geoffroy Jourdain Aparté • AP 030

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DUBOIS Paradise Lost

IMPORT This is the first-ever recording of Le Paradis perdu, a long-forgotten oratorio by Théodore Dubois (1837-1924), composed in the early 1870s. Winner of the Concours Musical initiated by the City of Paris in 1878, Le Paradis perdu is loosely based on episodes from Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is performed here by the choir Les Cris de Paris, accompanied by soloists of the ensemble Les Siècles, conducted by Geoffrey Jordain.

Two worlds of cello music

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SCHUMANN Cello Concerto LISZT Première Élégie, Deuxième Élégie, Romance oubliée, Die Zelle In Nonnenwerth, La lugubre gondole

Ophélie Gaillard (cello), Delphine Bardin (piano), Orchestre de la Radio Nationale Roumaine, Tiberiu Soare Aparté • AP 031

June 2012

IMPORT On this disc from Aparté, the acclaimed cellist Ophélie Gaillard pairs Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto with the complete music for cello and piano by Franz Liszt. The result is a fascinating juxtaposition of two very different worlds that combines passion with an expression of the mysteries of life. For the Schumann, Gaillard is accompanied by the National Radio Orchestra of Romania under the young conductor Tiberiu Soare. For the second half of the disc, Gaillard is joined by pianist Delphine Bardin (winner of the coveted Clara Haskil Prize).

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Rachel Podger returns to Vivaldi channel classics

VIVALDI La Cetra

Rachel Podger (violin), Holland Baroque Society Channel Classics • CCS SA 33412

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Since the release of her spectacular set of Vivaldi’s La Stravaganza concertos back in 2003, Rachel Podger’s recording agenda has been focused on music by Mozart and Bach. This release of the La Cetra concertos marks her very welcome return to music by the Venetian maestro, a composer with whom the violinist has a clear affinity. As with La Stravaganza, there are many jewels in this set, some of which place even higher technical demands on the soloist. Several of the concertos also include fascinating and exotic experimental effects. Podger is supported here by the young and energetic Holland Baroque Society, whose innovative performance style and keen scholarship makes them a perfect partner in this repertoire. Bringing together some of Vivaldi’s best music, played by some of the world’s finest performers, this Channel Classics disc offers listeners a joyful, energetic and inspiring musical experience.

June 2012

Also available Channel Classics • CCS SA 19503 (723385195030)

“What I like most of all is her evident relish of the virtuoso demands that the music makes.” — GRAMOPHONE

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“Podger has one of the sweetest tones of any period-instrument violinist.” — BBC Music Magazine


Romantic transcriptions eloquentia

MAHLER Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Quartesatz BUSONI Berceuse élégiaque

Sara Mingardo (contralto), Musici Aurei, Luigi Piovano Eloquentia • EL 1233

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ADVANCE REVIEW

— BBC

IMPORT Although much of the repertoire on this disc was originally conceived for large orchestra, the chamber versions offered here shed new light on familiar territory. In 1918, Arnold Schoenberg founded his Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen (Society for Private Musical Performance), whose mission was to promote contemporary works. A great admirer of Mahler, Schoenberg created a chamber version of the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen for the Society, while his student Erwin Stein penned a reduction of Busoni’s Berceuse élégiaque. Reiner Riehn, who completed Schoenberg’s chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde, wrote this arrangement of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder for chamber orchestra. The disc is completed by Mahler’s rarely heard Quartettsatz for piano and string quartet. Contralto Sara Mingardo is accompanied by Musica Aurei conducted by Luigi Piovano.

June 2012

“Mingardo is a natural partner for this work with her extraordinarily rich contralto depths and interpretive capabilities. She delivers Mahler’s literally breathtakingly long lines with effortlessly poised legato control. Her vocal tone is another delight, its warm bloom creating a lovely counterfoil to the viscerality of her accompaniment... one of the most expertly compiled and emotively performed you’ll find around.”

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From the vaults of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6, Francesca da Rimini

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich Helicon • 02.9650

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BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9 (sung in Hebrew)

Elsie Morison (soprano), Lauris Elms (contralto), Waldemar Kmen (tenor), David Kelly (bass), Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík Helicon • 02.9651

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HAYDN Nelson Mass MAHLER Kindertotenlieder

Lucia Popp (soprano), Ilse Gramatzki (alto), Maureen Forrester (contralto), Misha Raitzin (tenor), Takao Okamora (bass), Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, István Kertész Helicon • 02.9652

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These three live recordings show the breadth of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s talent and experience. From an all Tchaikovsky program with the great Mstislav Rostropovich to a recording by István Kertész pairing Haydn’s majestic Nelson Mass with Mahler’s poignant Kindertotenlieder, these Helicon label releases offer rare gems never before heard on disc. Of special note here is a Beethoven ninth with soloists Elsie Morison, Lauris Elms, Waldemar Kmentt and David Kelly featuring a finale sung entirely in Hebrew.

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Live recordings from the IPO ysaÿe harmonia helicon mundi

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SCHOENBERG A Survivor from Warsaw BRUCKNER Symphony No.7

Friedhelm Eberle (narrator), Israeli Opera Chorus, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur Helicon • 02.9654

ELGAR Violin Concerto BACH Violin Concerto BWV1041

Pinchas Zuckerman (violin), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta Helicon • 02.9655

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June 2012

Kurt Masur leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israeli Opera Chorus in a live recording from the orchestra’s extensive archive. Featured works are Schoenberg’s searing A Survivor from Warsaw, narrated by Friedhelm Eberle, and Bruckner’s seventh symphony, in the Hass edition. A fascinating pairing, recorded in 1995 (Bruckner) and 2006 (Schoenberg). Pinchas Zuckerman is the featured soloist on a disc of live recordings from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Zubin Mehta leads the orchestra in performances of violin concertos by Bach and Elgar, recorded in 1986 and 2006.

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Bernstein conducts Mahler’s Ninth helicon

MAHLER Symphony No.9

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein Helicon • 02.9656

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IMPORT This rare gem from the archives of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra features a live recording with the great conductor Leonard Bernstein. Mahler was one of the composers that Bernstein focused on with great intensity in the last years of his life. This performance of Mahler’s deeply emotional ninth symphony adds a new facet to our understanding of the special relationship between these two greats of musical history. The performance was recorded live at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv in August, 1985.

June 2012

CONCERT REVIEW “Bernstein, one of the great Mahler conductors, presents the 9th Symphony with penetrating insight into its musical and emotional depth... the audience responded with an outburst of ovations which lasted for some 20 minutes, calling Bernstein back on the stage time and again.” — Israel Evening News 10


Hamelin’s elegant Haydn sonatas hyperion

HAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol.3

Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67882

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IMPORT Hyperion presents a third double-volume release in M a r c - A n d r é Ha m e l i n’s much-praised series of Haydn’s keyboard sonatas. Haydn wrote around sixty keyboard sonatas and this selection of eleven focuses on those from the 1770s, including the great C minor sonata from the composer’s ‘Sturm und Drang’ period, with its dynamic contrasts and virtuoso demands. These are bookended by three from Haydn’s earliest output from the 1750s, most likely penned for his young female pupils to play, and the D major sonata written during the second of the mature composer’s triumphant London visits in 1794. In all these fascinating, idiosyncratic works, Hamelin wears his renowned virtuosity lightly, while playing with understated wit and the elegant, immaculate musicianship that has come to define one of the greatest pianists of our time.

‘Marc-André Hamelin’s virtuosity is in a different league altogether.” — INTERNATIONAL PIANO

Also available “These beautifully recorded performances can’t be recommended too highly.” — BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

Hyperion • CDA 67710 (034571177106)

“One of the outstanding releases of the Haydn celebratory year.”

June 2012

Hyperion • CDA 67554 (034571175546)

— INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW 11


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Renaissance gems from The Brabant Ensemble MOUTON Missa Tu es Petrus & other works Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice Hyperion • CDA 67933

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IMPORT Jean Mouton was a Renaissance French composer and choirmaster, much acknowledged but more rarely recorded, who wrote a body of music that is both technically inventive and immediately appealing. Here Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble perform a selection of Mouton’s eight-part music, two four-part motets, and his only five-part Mass setting, the Missa Tu es Petrus. Sheer compositional skill aside, all these works demonstrate Mouton’s vivid and original imagination.

The St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir sings Mozart MOZART Missa solemnis, Vesperae solennes de Dominica K321, Regina caeli K108

June 2012

Lynda Russell (soprano), Lina Markeby (mezzo-soprano), James Oxley (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Simon Johnson (organ), Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Paul’s Mozart Orchestra, Andrew Carwood Hyperion • CDA 67921

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IMPORT After almost a decade, Hyperion is delighted to welcome back the world-famous St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir under its new director of music Andrew Carwood. Joined by the St. Paul’s Mozart Orchestra and a quartet of renowned soloists, Carwood leads sparkling performances of a selection of Mozart’s sacred music. Although they were commissioned to be sung at church services in Salzburg, all these compositions are suffused with Mozart’s typically unerring sense of dramatic pacing and a sensuous, operatic treatment of solo lines, as well as crisp and energetic choral writing.


Hyperion’s amazing Romantic Piano Concerto series harmonia mundi hyperion

Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.57 WIKLUND Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2; Konsertstycke Op.1

Martin Sturfält (piano), Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze Hyperion • CDA 67828

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“A brilliant pianist with plenty of power.” — AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

IMPORT Volume 57 in Hyperion’s inexhaustible Romantic Piano Concerto series turns up another discovery — the music of Swedish composer Adolf Wiklund. These little-known but lusciously tuneful works are characterized by big-boned symphonic gestures reminiscent of Rachmaninov, all tempered with the Nordic clarity of Grieg. Wiklund’s two piano concertos are central to his output, and in fact they enjoyed considerable popularity in Sweden until as recently as fifty years ago, when modernist sensibilities deemed them unfashionable. These glittering performances from Martin Sturfält and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, directed by brilliant violinist-turned-conductor Andrew Manze, are bound to bring this unfairly neglected music back into general currency.

Recently released “Howard Shelley attacks it all with gleeful extravagance. It’s great fun.”

June 2012

Hyperion • CDA 67843 (034571178431)

— THE GUARDIAN 13


Italian arias for countertenor Arias for Guadagni

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Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen Hyperion • CDA 67924

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IMPORT British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas, he returns for a second solo album with a selection of arias written for Gaetano Guadagni — the first ‘modern’ castrato, famed all over Europe for the lyric purity of his voice and his powerful, naturalistic acting style. Not only did he enjoy a close artistic relationship with Handel, but Guadagni effectively created the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. For this recital, Davies is joined again by the renowned period-instrument band Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen.

June 2012

Essential reissues

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IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 67018 (034571170183) Deleted December 2006

IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 66993 (034571169934) Deleted June 2009

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MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition PROKOFIEV Ten Pieces from Romeo & Juliet, Toccata Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Hyperion • CDH 55306

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MENDELSSOHN String Quintets

Raphael Ensemble Hyperion • CDH 55377


Acclaimed Mozart at mid-price Ensemble Philidor La Dolce Volta • LDV 112

Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 109

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MOZART Works for Wind Instruments

MOZART String Quintets Nos.1-6

La Dolce Volta presents two more essential reissues from the back catalog of the now defunct Calliope label. Originally released in the 1990s, the Talich Quartet’s highly-acclaimed set of Mozart’s complete String Quintets became an immediate staple of the catalog. Infrequently recorded or performed, these amazing works exemplify Mozart’s amazing command of texture, drama and emotional power in a chamber music setting. The Ensemble Philidor is featured in a collection of Mozart’s colorful music for wind instruments. From the early Divertimento K213 to the sheer perfection of the ‘Gran Partita’ Serenade, these works are integral to understanding Mozart’s genius.

French piano trios Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98) IMPORT

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CHAMINADE Piano Trio No.2 DEBUSSY Piano Trio LENORMAND Piano Trio

Trio Chausson Mirare • MIR 163

June 2012

In his Dictionnaire de musique of 1844, Léon Escudier described the trio as, “the most perfect of all compositions.” Here, alongside the Trio of Claude Debussy, Trio Chausson gives a new lease of life to two rare works of great interest by unjustly neglected French composers, René Lenormand and Cécile Chaminade, whom Georges Bizet called “mon petit Mozart.”

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Youthful works of three prodigies Intuition ARRIAGA String Quartet No.3 MOZART String Quartet No.6 SCHUBERT String Quartet No.4 Modigliani Quartet Mirare • MIR 168

IMPORT The Modigliani Quartet presents a program of youthful works by three great musical prodigies when they were only seventeen-years-old. In his sixth quartet, Mozart’s prodigious maturity is expressed in pre-Romantic music that shifts from laughter to tears in the blink of an eye.

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Schubert’s fourth quartet comes from a time in the composer’s career when he was just forming his own personal style. Arriaga, the ‘Spanish Mozart,’ died at age twenty, three years after the composition of his third quartet. In it, Romantic freshness mixes comfortably with Classical formality. To explain the inspiration for this album the group said, “The sincerest tribute we could pay these three marvelous composers would be to allow ourselves to be guided by the sublime intuition they possessed at this moment in their lives.”

June 2012

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East meets West in Nyman’s Sangam

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NYMAN Sangam

U. Shrinivas (mandolin), Rajan Misra (vocals), Sajan Misra (vocals), Michael Nyman Band, Michael Nyman MN Records • MNRCD 119

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IMPORT Sangam, a ground-breaking collaborative work by Michael Nyman, reflects both the commonalities and differences between Eastern and Western musical traditions. Sangam — a Hindi word meaning ‘a coming together’ or ‘meeting point’ — is the culmination of a two year musical odyssey by Michael Nyman which began with a month-long visit to India at the end of 2000. Nyman and his collaborators, mandolinist U. Shrinivas and the vocal team of brothers Rajan Misra and Sajan Misra, create stunningly lovely music. This welcome reissue from MN Records was originally released in 2002.


The Nash Ensemble plays Russian chamber music Price Code: A21 (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98)

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BORODIN String Sextet GLAZUNOV String Quintet ARENSKY String Quartet No.2

Nash Ensemble Onyx Classics • ONYX 4067

IMPORT After a highly acclaimed series of Brahms chamber music releases for Onyx, Britain’s preeminent chamber group the Nash Ensemble turns their attention to 19th-century Russian repertoire. Glazunov’s superbly crafted String Quintet of 1891 is coupled with Arensky’s two-cello second String Quartet, and Borodin’s unfinished Sextet for strings, written, according to the composer, in Mendelssohnian style ‘to please the Germans’ while he was in Heidelberg.

Katya Apekisheva’s solo début on Onyx

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MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes Op.34 (excerpts)

Katya Apekisheva (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4085

June 2012

IMPORT One of Europe’s foremost pianists, Katya Apekisheva has been described by Gramophone magazine as, “a profoundly gifted artist.” A prize-winner at the Leeds Piano Competition and Scottish Piano Competition, Apekisheva has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and her release of Grieg solo piano works was a 2008 Critic’s Choice in Gramophone. Here, Apekisheva makes her solo Onyx début with the work that brought the house down at her recent recital in London’s Wigmore Hall — Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. It is paired with nine selections from Shostakovich’s Preludes, Op.34.

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Augustin Dumay plays and conducts SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.1, La Muse et le Poète, Cello Concerto No.1 Pavel Gomziakov (cello), Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay Onyx Classics • ONYX 4091

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IMPORT The Onyx début of distinguished violinist and conductor Augustin Dumay focuses on the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. The composer’s popular first Cello Concerto is coupled with his superb but neglected Symphony No.1 and the late and rare double concerto for cello and violin entitled La Muse et le Poète. Dumay, music director of Japan’s Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, is joined by cellist Pavel Gomziakov for this unusual and fascinating program.

June 2012

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Bellini’s first opera for La Scala

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BELLINI Il Pirata

Carmen Giannaasio (soprano), José Bros (tenor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Brindley Sherra (bass), Mark Le Brocq (tenor), Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry Opera Rara • ORC 45

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IMPORT The third opera by the twenty-seven-year-old Sicilian Vincenzo Bellini, Il pirata marked an important step forward in his career. His first score written for La Scala, Milan, it also represented his first collaboration with Felice Romani, the leading librettist of the day — who would become his regular artistic partner. Il pirata was also the first of Bellini’s works to reach an international audience. Its comparative neglect in our day is inexplicable. David Parry conducts this exceptional example of early romantic opera at its most dramatically potent. The 3CD set, a studio recording, comes with a lavishly illustrated book including a complete libretto and a comprehensive article and synopsis by Dr. Benjamin Walton.


Keyboard discoveries from Piano Classics harmonia piano classics mundi

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas Op.106, Op.2 No.3 Georg Friedrich Schenck (piano) Piano Classics • PCL 0027

The Bartok Album BARTÓK Sonata, Three Folk songs from the District Csík, Suite Op.14, For Children Book 2, Six Romanian Dances, Mikrokosmos Book 6 — Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm

ALKAN Grande Sonate, Symphony for Solo Piano

Vincenzo Maltempo (piano) Piano Classics • PCL 0038

Klára Würtz (piano) Piano Classics • PCL 0035

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piano frémeaux classics

Keyboard discoveries from Piano Classics

CHOPIN Piano Sonata No.2, Berceuse, Nocturne, Variations Katia Skanavi (piano) Piano Classics • PCL 0039

LISZT Anneés de pelèrinage - Books I & II

Enrico Pace (piano) Piano Classics • PCLD 0026

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

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SHOSTAKOVICH Complete Piano Music

Boris Petrushansky (piano) Piano Classics • PCLM 0028

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June 2012

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Richter plays Rachmaninov praga

RACHMANINOV Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Preludes

Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling Praga • PRD 350056

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, this essential release from Praga focuses on the artistry of the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter. In an all-Rachmaninov program, Richter is heard in the first two Piano Concertos accompanied by the great conductor Kurt Sanderling in live performances recorded in the 50s — well before he began touring internationally. Praga’s hybrid SACD pairs remastered monophonic recordings of the concertos with four of Richter’s favorite Preludes recorded in stereo during his first tour of North America in 1960. Praga has employed the best of today’s cutting-edge restoration techniques to present these important historical recordings in all their original glory.

“A pianist of transcendent abilities.” — ALL MUSIC GUIDE June 2012

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Music from the two Viennese schools

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SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire Op.21, Suite Op.29

Alda Caiello (soprano), Prazák Quartet, Jaromír Klepác (piano), Václav Kunt (flute), Milan Polák (clarinet, bass clarinet), Karel Dohnal (clarinet), Vit Spilka (bass clarinet), Pavel Hula (conductor) Praga • PRD 250276

HAYDN The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

June 2012

Prazák Quartet Praga • PRD 250291

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD This ambitious program by the Prazák Quartet and friends focuses on two key works by Arnold Schoenberg. The melodrama Pierrot Lunaire is a setting of poetry by Albert Giraud in which a singer/narrator delivers the poems in Sprechstimme style. It is paired with the Suite Op.29, one of the very first twelve-tone pieces in classical sonata form. The work is one of Schoenberg’s lightest-textured and most attractive pieces. Haydn’s Seven Last Words of our Savior on the Cross was commissioned by the city of Cádiz in Andalusia for performance at a Good Friday service in 1786. Originally for string orchestra, the work was an immediate success and Haydn’s publisher soon issued a version for quartet and a piano reduction (the choral version dates from ten years later). Totally unprecedented in form, conception and content, the work is a marvel of western music and a prime example of Haydn’s genius.

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


Variations for cello Price Code: A22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD This hybrid multichannel SACD from Praga features a collection of ‘Rococo’ variations for cello and piano. In works that span several centuries, cellist Jeremy Findlay is featured in a program of works rich with virtuosity, humor and inventiveness. Two variations by Beethoven based on themes by Mozart are juxtaposed against works by modern composers Jirí Gemrot and Bohuslav

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BEETHOVEN Seven Variations WoO 46, Twelve Variations Op.66 GEMROT Ludwigsgruß - Variations on a theme of Beethoven, Variations on a theme of Dvorák MARTINU Variations on a Slovak folk song, Variations on a theme of Rossini

Jeremy Findlay (cello), Per Rundberg (piano) Praga • PRD 250293

Martinu based on themes by Beethoven, Dvorák and Rossini. Findlay is ably accompanied by pianist Per Rundberg in a disc that will appeal to any fan of cello music.

Rare music by Debussy Price Code: A18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)

Isabelle Huppert (narrator), Sophie MarinDegor (soprano), Kate Aldrich (mezzo-soprano), Christine Knorren (mezzo-soprano), Choeur de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gai Radio France • FRF 007

June 2012

IMPORT Claude Debussy’s Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien is a five-act musical mystery play that was produced in collaboration with poet and dramatist Gabriele d’Annunzio and designed as a vehicle for the great ballerina Ida Rubinstein. Unfortunately, in spite of Debussy’s transcendent score, the work’s first production was not only unsuccessful, it was attended by scandal — the Archbishop of Paris requested Catholics not attend because the dancer playing St. Sebastian was a woman and a Jew. This new recording featuring the Orchestre National de France conducted by Daniele Gatti is a rare event.

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frémeaux sfs media

Celebrating 100 years of musical excellence San Francisco Symphony at 100 COPLAND Billy The Kid Ballet Suite MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine Itzhak Perlman (violin), Amy Tan (narrator), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas SFS Media • SFS 0052

June 2011

In September 2011, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony launched the O r c h e s t r a’s m i l e s t o n e Centennial Season with a celebratory gala concert at Davies Symphony Hall dubbed “Fanfare for a New Century.” The gala concert was broadcast nationally on PBS in March and April 2012 as part of their Great Performances series. The gala was hosted by Bay Area author Amy Tan and directed for television by Gary Halvorson and features one of the leading artists of our time, violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. The concert opens with Aaron Copland’s vivid portrayal of American prairie life, the Billy the Kid ballet suite and concludes with Britten’s orchestral showpiece The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Capping off the concert is an encore of Bay Area composer John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine featuring moving images of San Francisco projected throughout Davies Symphony Hall. San Francisco Symphony at 100 also includes historical documentary features narrated by Amy Tan highlighting the orchestra’s early beginnings, its rich history of touring and its commitment to young people and innovations in media.

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DOMESTIC DVD, 146 Minutes; Widescreen HD, Dolby 5.1

Also available in Blu-ray

SFS Media • SFS 0057

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MTT conducts Beethoven sfs media

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7, Leonore Overture No.3

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas SFS Media • SFS 0054

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Also available “Charismatic musical evangelism... genuinely fresh ideas.”

— INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

SFS Media • SFS 0037 (821936003725)

“Full of passion, and marvellously played and recorded.”

June 2012

SFS Media • SFS 0031 (821936003121)

DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD This release from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 coupled with the Leonore Overture No.3. One of his most stirring works and also one that he considered among his best, Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 was immensely popular from its first playing. Recently, its powerful second movement was used to great dramatic effect in the seminal moments of the Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech. While Beethoven wrote only one opera, he wrote multiple overtures for it, and the third of the series fully captures the joyful outcome of the story. Both recordings were taken from live concerts held at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

— BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 25


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Historic piano recordings SCHUMANN Piano Concerto CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1

Clara Haskil (piano), Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Rafael Kubelík Tahra • TAH 736

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IMPORT In 1951, Clara Haskil signed an exclusive contract with Philips, which led to a series of recordings that only rarely satisfied her and which, according to those who heard her on stage, only give a blurred image of her talent. By chance, a number of live recordings have greatly increased Haskil’s discography. This disc offers two such recordings, a Schumann concerto from 1955, and a Chopin concerto from 1960.

Price Code: A18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)

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Contemporary music discoveries RIHM Works for Organ

Dominik Susteck (organ) Wergo • WER 6751

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IMPORT To celebrate composer Wolfgang Rihm’s 60th birthday, Wergo presents this selection of his music for organ. In Rihm’s works, the organ holds a special position. The works heard here, performed by young organist Dominik Susteck, span his entire career, from the early Drei Fantasien to the more recent Bann, Nachtschwärmerei.

Price Code: A24 (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)

VASKS Works for violin and string orchestra Vox Amoris, Tala gaisma, Vientulais engeli

June 2012

Alina Pogostkina (violin), Sinfoniea Riga, Juha Kangas Wergo • WER 6750

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IMPORT According to Vasks, the three works for violin and orchestra featured here represent the polarity between optimistic hope for a better future and an anxious concern for the modern world. All are performed by the exceptional violinist Alina Pogostkina, superbly accompanied by the Sinfonietta Riga under the direction of Juha Kangas.


The genius of Earle Brown Price Code: A24 (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)

Sabine Liebner (piano) Wergo • WER 6745

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BROWN Abstract Sound Objects Home Burial, Folio, Twenty-five Pages, Four Systems, Summer Suite ‘95

IMPORT Brown explained his compositional process by saying, “mobility of the sound elements within the work and the graphic provocation of an intense collaboration throughout the composer-notation-performance process — were for me the most fascinating new possibility for ‘sound objects’ as they had been for sculpture and painting.â€? On this disc, Sabine Liebner performs important works for piano by Earle Brown. Of special note is the world première of the recently discovered Home Burial, written in 1949 and based on a poem by the poet Robert Frost.

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Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series Vol.6

Various Artists Wergo • WER 6943

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June 2012

IMPORT The sixth and final volume in Wergo’s acclaimed series of recordings, Earle Brown — A Life in Music completes the label’s reissue of the eighteen LPs of Earle Brown’s legendary Contemporary Sound Series, recorded between 1960 and 1973. The first disc in the set contains works by Cage and Wolff from the early 1960s. Disc two presents violinist Paul Zukofsky accompanied by pianist Gilbert Kalish in works by Crumb, Yun, Wuorinen and Cage. The final disc contains works by South American composers Gerardo Gandini, CÊsar Bolaùos, Marlos Nobre, Oscar Bazån, Manuel Enríquez and Alcides Lanza, performed by the New Sound Composers-Performers Group under the direction of Alcides Lanza.

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JAZZ

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The incomparable Ray Charles

June 2012

Genius + Soul = Jazz

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Ray Charles & Bey Carter

Ray Charles Live in Concert

Ray Charles APO • CAPP 2 SA

Ray Charles & Bey Carter APO • CAPP 385 SA

Ray Charles APO • CAPP 500 SA

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

DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD File In: Jazz

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These three audiophile SACD remasters from APO feature one of the great musical talents of our time — Ray Charles. Best known for his work in the idioms of R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and even successful forays into country, Charles also recorded influential jazz albums. 1961’s groundbreaking Genius + Soul = Jazz was produced by Creed Taylor and includes arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Ray Charles and Betty Carter, also released in 1961, features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich’s arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” topped the R&B charts upon its release. In his live performances, one was likely to hear shades of blues, soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, country and more in a single evening, and sometimes in a single song. All of these subtle shades and styles are evident on Ray Charles Live In Concert.


JAZZ

A star of the Italian jazz scene Joyful

Flavio Boltro 5et Bonsaï • BON 120501

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IMPORT File In: Jazz For his new album Joyful, Flavio Boltro joined forces with the great Italian saxophonist Rosario Giuliani, a favorite sideman for many of the greatest bands, in addition to being an acclaimed solo performer. Boltro and Giuliani brought together an all-star quintet of jazz masters including drummer André Ceccarelli, pianist Pietro Lussu and Darryl Hall on bass. The album’s nine tracks feature Boltro originals and covers of standards by Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Harold Arlen and Sting.

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Latin jazz from Frémeaux Oscar Alemán Frémeaux • FA 5366

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Alvaro Bello Grupo Frémeaux • FA 566

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his last recordings. Chilean guitarist Alvaro Bello’s mission is to create a bridge between jazz and Latin American music. Incorporating Chilean and South-American elements such as the trutruka (a traditional mapuche instrument), Indian Mapuch songs and rhythms such as the Lando and the Cueca, Bello’s style is unique and personal and clearly influenced by Pat Metheny and John Scofield.

June 2012

The famed critic Leonard Feather wrote, “Oscar Alemán has more swing than any other guitarist on the continent.” The famed Argentinean guitarist played with the best jazz musicians of the 20s and 30s, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Django. He was hired by Josephine Baker to lead her band, the Baker Boys at the Cafe de Paris. The two albums here date from 1965 and 1975, and are among

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Buenos Aires 1965-1975

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BLUES

A Milteau retrospective Blowin’ in the Past

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Jean-Jacques Milteau Chant du Monde • 2742176

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June 2012

IMPORT File In: Blues Blues harmonica player Jean-Jacques Milteau has travelled many different roads in both the geographical and musical sense of the term. From China to South Africa, from Nashville to New Orleans, from Ireland to Mexico, he is a musician whose curiosity knows no bounds. He welcomes new acquaintances and is always ready for any musical experience that might cross his path. In 1973, Milteau released his first recording for Le Chant du Monde, as part of the label’s “Special Instrumental” collection. The label also released Blues Harp in 1980 and Just Kiddin’ in 1983. This double album retraces those first recordings and explores how Milteau subsequently became a blues legend and a worldwide ambassador of the blues harmonica.

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“An authentic Bluesman, and a passionate sensualist... his relationship with his harmonica verges on trance...” — NOVA MAGAZINE


WORLD

An African guitar sampler Various Artists Lusafrica • 662012

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African Guitars Anthology

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IMPORT File In: World / Africa African Guitars is the first release in a new series of anthologies from Lusafrica focusing on modern African music. Over 150 years, guitar has come to play an essential role in modern African music. From north to south, guitarists of this great continent have developed diverse, rich techniques and sounds exclusive to their parts of the world. This album includes selections from guitarists Tcheka, Boubacar Traoré, Wendo Kolosoy, Idrissa Soumaoro, Ali Farka Touré and many more.

Psychedelic Balkan soul Demoni

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Also available in LP Asphalt Tango • ATR 3412

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Koarashky & The Rain Dogs Asphalt Tango • ATR 3312

IMPORT

June 2012

File In: World / Europe / Bulgaria Kottarashky opened the door to hitherto undiscovered spaces of Balkan music with his first album Opa Hey! in 2009. His tribal digital dance music went far beyond either the mash up culture of contemporary global producers or the art collages of modern sound architects. Kottarashky’s next mission was to somehow transform his tracks into live performances. Influenced by artists such as Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix and Dr. John, Kottarashky formed The Rain Dogs — a weird band combining sampler tools and keyboard with traditional clarinet, guitar, bass and drum set. Demoni’s eleven fresh tracks take us into a whole new universe of advanced Balkan funk and blues.

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WORLD

Legends of the tango Corazón de Piel Afuera / Godino

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Cuarteto Cedrón Chant du Monde • 2742182

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IMPORT File In: World / South America / Argentina The famed Cuarteto Cedrón, legends of Argentinean music and as synonymous with tango as the better-known Astor Piazzolla, offer an intriguing ‘double’ album, with each one focusing on a different poetic outlook. The fourteen tracks of the album’s first section, entitled Corazón de piel afuera, are dedicated to music set to eleven texts by Miguel Ángel Bustos. The second section, entitled Godino, consists of twelve new songs by Cuartero Cedrón on texts by Raúl González Tuñón, Luis Alposta, Evaristo Carriego, Francisco Urondo, the Spanish poet Pedro Atienza, Julio Huasi, David Álvarez Morgade and an anonymous poem, plus a fascinating cover of the bolero “Somos” by Mario Clavel.

“The present and the future of the tango” June 2012

— LA NACION

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WORLD

The poetic music of Abed Azrié Abed Azrié chante/sings Adonis

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Abed Azrié Doumtak • DOM 004

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IMPORT File In: World / Middle East / Syria From the start of his career, Abed Azrié has been drawn to poetic language and text, which he considers to be an “aesthetic memory of mankind.” He works with the rich poetic sources that encapsulate this memory, and that have been transmitted to us through history. In poetry, Azrié searches for a world where passion combines with wonder, meditation, dream and mystery. On this album, Azrié lends his deep, tender and expressive voice to the verse of Adonis, one of the greatest contemporary Arab poets. The set includes a bonus DVD with a recital recorded in May 2011 at the Institut du Monde Arabe.

Ethnic explorations ocora

Georgia: Sacred & Secular Polyphony Ensemble Basiani Ocora • C 560240

Senegal: Tijâniyya & Murîdiyya — Sufi Brotherhood Chant

Various Artists Ocora • C 560241

Martinique: Bèlè, Tradition & Création

Edmond Mondésir Ocora • C 560249

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IMPORT File In: World / Asia / Georgia

IMPORT File In: World / Africa / Senegal

IMPORT File In: World / Caribbean / Martinique

Price Code: A18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)

June 2012

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Concert Calendar • CLASSICAL

Label

Date

City

State

Venue

Kristian Bezuidenhout

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Jonathan Biss

Onyx

Yefim Bronfman Danny Driver

Helicon Hyperion

Ebène Quartet James Ehnes

Mirare Onyx

Gerald Finley

Hyperion

Valery Gergiev Alban Gerhardt

Mariinsky Hyperion

Philip Glass Mahias Goerne Marc-André Hamelin

Orange Mountain harmonia mundi Hyperion

Angela Hewi

Hyperion

Stephen Hough

Hyperion

Alina Ibragimova Jerusalem Quartet Mariusz Kwiecien

Hyperion harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Denis Matsuev

LSO Live Mariinsky Mariinsky

Nicholas McGegan Jon Nakamatsu

Philharmonia Baroque harmonia mundi

Gianandrea Noseda

LSO Live

Paul O'Dee Steven Osborne Marlis Petersen Jordi Savall

harmonia mundi Hyperion harmonia mundi Alia Vox

Alexandre Tharaud Tokyo String Quartet

harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

Shai Wosner

Onyx

Haochen Zhang

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Chicago New York Baltimore Highland Park Highland Park Minneapolis Annandale-onNew York San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Seale Vail Queens Bronx New York Seale Sun Valley Jackson Hole Jackson Hole Lenox Highland Park New York Chicago Vail Highland Park Highland Park Ojai Ojai Ojai Aspen Aspen New York Winona Eugene Chicago Seale New York Salt Lake City Pisburgh Santa Fe Santa Fe New York New York Highland Park Highland Park Los Angeles St. Paul Austin Colorado Springs Colorado Springs San Jose Highland Park Philadelphia Cleveland Chicago New York Rockport Berkeley New York New York Woodstock Norfolk Highland Park Woods Hole Wellfleet La Jolla Santa Fe Woodstock Houston Lafayee Syracuse New York New York Santa Fe

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Symphony Center Alice Tully Hall Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Martin Theatre Pavilion Orchestra Hall Bard Music Festival Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Balboa Theatre The Village Church Benaroya Hall Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Cunningham Park Van Cortlandt Park Central Park Benaroya Hall Sun Valley Pavilion Walk Festival Hall Walk Festival Hall Ozawa Hall Martin Theatre Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Jay Pritzker Pavilion Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Martin Theatre Martin Theatre Ojai Festival Ojai Festival Ojai North! Harris Concert Hall Harris Concert Hall International Keyboard Festival Page Theatre Beall Concert Hall Orchestra Hall S. Mark Taper Foundation Avery Fisher Hall Abravanel Hall Carnegie Music Hall Santa Fe Opera House Santa Fe Opera House Lincoln Center Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Pavilion Martin Theatre Hollywood Bowl Ordway Center Dell Concert Hall Packard Hall Richard F. Celeste Theater California Theater Ravinia Festival Verizon Hall Harkness Chapel Jay Pritzker Pavilion Weill Recital Hall Rockport Chamber Music Festival First Congregational Church Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Weill Recital Hall Maverick Hall Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Martin Theatre Lillie Auditorium First Congregational Church MCASD Sherwood Auditorium Lensic Performing Arts Center Maverick Hall Stude Concert Hall Acadiana Center for the Arts Lincoln Middle School Alice Tully Hall Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse St. Francis Auditorium

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Label

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City

State

Venue

C.J. Chenier

World Village

Huun Huur Tu Ahmad Jamal

World Village Jazz Village

Kayhan Kalhor

World Village

Amjad Ali Khan Moutin Réunion Quartet

World Village Plus Loin

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Catherine Russell

World Village World Village

Tinariwen

World Village

Jun 9 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 29 Jun 30 Jul 1 Jul 13 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 21 Aug 4 Aug 18 Sep 02 Sep 15 Sep 23 Jun 22 Sep 15 Nov 24 Aug 11 Aug 20 Jun 1 Jun 1-2 Jun 4 Jun 5 Jun 6 Jun 8 Jun 9 Jun 11 Dec 8 Jun 15 Jun 24 Jun 30 Sep 9 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 23 Dec 31 Jun 2 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 14 Jun 16

New Orleans Louisville Frisco Memphis Edwardsville Berwyn Augusta Greenfield Ridgefield Reston Big Bear Lake Grand Marais Bedford Bethlehem Los Angeles North Bethesda Champaign-Urbana Costa Mesa Santa Cruz Minneapolis Stanford Chicago Haiesburg New Orleans New Orleans Detroit Ann Arbor New York Minneapolis Warm Springs Rochester Saratoga Springs Princeton Bethlehem Monterey Woodside Madison Ozark San Francisco Portland Seale Washington Croton-on-Hudson

LA CO CO TN IL IL ME MA CT VA CA MN TX PA CA MD IL CA CA MN CA IL MS LA LA MI MI NY MN VA NY NY NJ PA CA CA NJ AR CA OR WA DC NY

The Old U.S. Mint Louisville Street Faire Frisco BBQ Challenge Overton Park Wildey Theatre Fitzgerald's Pete Gagne Memorial Park Greenfield Community College Ballard Park Reston Community Center Swim Beach Amphitheater Arrowhead Center for the Arts Bedford Bluesfest ArtsQuest Blast Furnace Blues Festival Hollywood Bowl Music Center at Strathmore Krannert Center Segerstrom Center for the Arts Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium The Cedar Dinkelspiel Auditorium Green Mill Thirsty Hippo Snug Harbor Café Istanbul Cliffs Bells Kerrytown concert house Jazz at Lincoln center Minneapolis Convention Center Garth Newel Music Center Harro East Ballroom Saratoga Performing Arts Center Palmer Square ArtsQuest Blast Furnace Blues Festival Monterey Jazz Festival Filoli Estate Shanghai Jazz Wakarusa Music Festival Herbst Theatre Aladdin Theater Showbox at The Market The Howard Theatre Croton Point Park

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