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december 2012 | NEW RELEASES


Bernarda Fink Anthony Spiri

Canciones Espa単olas

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street date: december 11, 2012

New Release Highlights December’s top release for the month is harmonia mundi’s Canciones españolas ­— a song recital from mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink featuring works by Spanish composers Falla, Granados and Rodrigo (p.8). Also on harmonia mundi, Daniel Kawka and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain perform works by the influential 20th-century Russian composer Edison Denisov (p.9). Hyperion’s key releases include Christopher Purves singing a unique recital of Handel’s arias for bass (p.10) and the début of conductor Donald Runnicles leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s Symphony No.7 (p.11). On the Mariinsky label, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra continue their Shostakovich cycle with the powerful Symphony No.7 (p.15). Worthy of special note are a reissue of the Talich Quartet’s famous complete Beethoven (p.14) and Wergo’s release of rare recordings of Conlon Nancarrow (p.22). Key nonclassical releases include jazz interpretations of music by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla with the Orchestre National de Jazz (p.27) and a DVD of a live performance by Ravi Shankar on East Meets West Music (p. 30).


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Mozart: Keyboard Music Vol.4

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On volume four of his widely acclaimed traversal of Mozart’s music for solo keyboard, fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performs on an instrument by Paul McNulty, modeled on a Viennese original by Anton Walter & Sohn (c.1805). The program includes Piano Sonatas in D major K.311 and G major K.283 and the lovely Variations on ‘Je suis Lindor’ in E flat Major, K.354.

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La Maîtrise de Caen, Les Siècles, FrançoisXavier Roth Actes Sud • ASM 07

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IMPORT François-Xavier Roth leads his period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles in an album of music by Franz Liszt featuring two of the composer’s symphonic poems. Inspired by the Divine Comedy, Liszt’s Dante Symphony depicts Dante’s journey from hell to paradise. The work is especially innovative, featuring numerous orchestral and harmonic advances including progressive tonality, anticipating its use in the symphonies of Gustav Mahler by forty years. Orpheus is one of four symphonic poems Liszt composed as character sketches of men of creative genius, heroism or legend. Worthy of note is the work’s rich instrumentation, which includes two harps used to represent Orpheus’s lyre.

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Vanessa Wagner (piano) Actes Sud • ASM 08

December 2012

IMPORT This book and CD combo set is the third release in a series of recordings produced by the renowned French publisher Actes Sud that strives to connect the visual arts with the sonic. In these deluxe sets, music is paired with photography to explore the synergies between the two art forms. This set is unusual in that both the music and the photography are produced by one person, the composer Pascal Dusapin. The aim is to create an all-encompassing work expressing the close relationship between the artist’s output in both genres. For the musical side of the production, pianist Vanessa Wagner plays Dusapin’s seven Études for piano. The book text is written by Michel Onfray.


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Purcell’s chamber music PURCELL Fantazias & In Nomines

Les Basses Réunies, Bruno Cocset Agogique • AGO 007

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IMPORT This release features consort works by the English composer Henry Purcell, played by Bruno Cocset and his ensemble Les Basses Réunies. The Fantazias and In Nomines, Purcell’s major achievements in the chamber music genre, were little-known during his lifetime. Inspired by the composer’s careful study of the music of Matthew Locke, these works are rich with harmonic complexity and melodic invention. Cocset opts for violins over the more commonly employed viols in this illuminating reading of works that are now considered to be among Purcell’s finest.

December 2012


A bridge from the madrigal to the tango


Una Utopia Argentina Music of Monteverdi & Piazzolla

Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón Ambronay • AMY 034

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IMPORT This innovative program pairing the seemingly antithetical compositions of Claudio Monteverdi and Astor Piazzolla was first featured at the Ambronay Festival in 2009 and was greeted with nearly universal acclaim. The brainchild of Argentine conductor Leonardo García Alarcón and his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, this unusual collection highlights the surprising connections and musical synergies present in works that are separated by centuries of time and thousands of miles. Under the baton of Alarcón, the madrigal and the tango are revealed as be musical sisters, both conjuring up powerful emotions — from nostalgia to sorrow to ecstasy — and rich in improvisational freedom.

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Concert at the Habsburg Court Works by Biber, Froberger, Schmelzer & Walther

IMPORT Ensemble Stravaganza was founded by violinist Domitille Gilon and harpsichordist Thomas Soltani. The group’s forces include regular members Ronald Martin Alonso on gamba and guitarist Damien Pouvreau, and are augmented as needed by members of other prestigious period instrument ensembles. The group’s début disc focuses on music from the Habsburg court, one of the most powerful empires in European history. Music enlivened the Habsburg Court starting in the fifteenth century. The four composers featured on this album were beneficiaries of the artistic enlightenment of the court.

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DUPHLY Pièces de Clavecin

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December 2012

IMPORT French Baroque composer Jacques Duphly was born the year of the death of Louis XIV and died the year of the storming of the Bastille. His entire output consists of four books of harpsichord pieces. Duphly was not an innovator; he revolutionized neither style nor technique. As a result, he is regarded by some as a minor composer. Yet he composed splendidly for the harpsichord, exploring all its registers. Duphly’s primary influences were François Couperin and Jean-Phillipe Rameau, whose musical style dominated France in the first half of the 18th century. Through this recording, Christophe Rousset demonstrates the virility of Duphly’s compositions.



The musical colors of Spain GRANADOS Danzas Españolas

Guillaume Coppola (piano) Eloquentia • EL 1236

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IMPORT Enrique Granados was one of the great composer-pianists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A deeply nationalist musician, his works primarily mine the rich heritage of Catalan and Spanish folk music for their inspiration. Today, Granados is best remembered for his evocative solo piano works, however his output also includes a great deal of orchestral music and six operas. Many of his piano compositions, due to their rich Spanish flavor, have been transcribed for the classical guitar — including the work recorded here by the young French virtuoso Guillaume Coppola, the Danzas españolas. In preparing for this recording, Coppola carefully studied original manuscripts and critical editions. In this powerful and insightful recording, his piano shimmers with the colors and the warmth of Spain.

Four centuries of French sacred music

December 2012

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Sacred Songs of France Vol.1 — 1198-1609


Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth Patterson Gloriae Dei Cantores • GDCD 056

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DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD On their recording Sacred Songs of France, the first disc in a three-volume French choral pilgrimage, the acclaimed American choir Gloriae Dei Cantores takes listeners on a journey from the earliest days of organum in the Middle Ages to the delights of seventeenth century polyphony. This fascinating collection samples the musical genius and spiritual art of celebrated composers such as Josquin des Prez, and their lesser-known compatriots including Dulot, Goudimel and Mouton. Scholars will appreciate this disc for the generous survey it provides, while choral fans will love the grace, beauty and remarkable clarity of this glorious music.

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SCHOENBERG Gurrelieder, Verklärte Nacht

Jennifer Wilson (soprano), Daniela Denschlag (contralto), Daniel Kirch (tenor), Niklas Björling Rygert (tenor), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (bass), Itay Tiran (narrator), Gary Bertini Israeli Choir, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta Helicon • 02.9658


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IMPORT Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder is a massive cantata for five vocal soloists, narrator, chorus and large orchestra based on poems by the Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen. The title refers to Gurre Castle in Denmark, which is the scene of Jacobsen’s recounting of a medieval love-tragedy (and Danish national legend) revolving around the love of the Danish king Valdemar IV for his mistress Tove and her subsequent murder by the jealous Queen Helvig. This superb live recording featuring Zubin Mehta leading the Israel Philharmonic highlights Mehta’s affinity for the repertoire of Mahler, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School. Gurrelieder holds a special place in the conductor’s heart as it was the last work he conducted as he concluded his thirteen year tenure with the New York Philharmonic.

Also available Helicon • 02.9654 (7293627965422)

“Thought provoking… anyone who comprehends the enormity of the Nazis’ atrocities will feel the force of Friedhelm Eberle’s accusatory narration and the power of the Israeli Opera Chorus as it intones the Shema Israel at the work’s climax.” — ALL MUSIC

December 2012

Schoenberg: Survivor from Warsaw


Bernada Fink journeys through Spain harmonia mundi

Canciones españolas FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas, Trois mélodies, El pan de Ronda que sabe a verdad, Tus ojillos negros GRANADOS Tonadillas en estilo antiguo RODRIGO Tres canciones españolas, Cuatro canciones sefardíes, Coplas del pastor enamorado, Canción del cucú, Fino cristal, Cuatro madrigales amatorios Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Spiri (piano) harmonia mundi • HMC 902133

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IMPORT Written between 1902 and 1965, the canciones recorded here faithfully reflect both the evolution of Spanish art song in the 20th century and the attachment of its composers to France. Manuel de Falla’s famous Seven Spanish Folksongs are placed here alongside elegant little gems like the Three Spanish Songs and Four Sephardic Songs of Joaquín Rodrigo. From the enchantments of Andalusia to the laments of León, accompanied by the talented pianist Anthony Spiri, Bernarda Fink invites you on a journey through a Spain of dreams.


December 2012

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“Bernarda Fink grasps your attention as only the greatest of Lieder singers can do.”

Dvorák: Zigeunerlieder

harmonia mundi • HMC 902081 (3149020208120)

“This disc is a priority acquisition for any lover of the music of Dvorák, or of Lieder in general.” — FANFARE

The inventive music of Edison Denisov harmonia mundi

DENISOV Au plus haut des cieux; Chamber Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Cinq romances d’Anna Akhmatova

Brigitte Peyré (soprano), Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Daniel Kawka harmonia mundi • HMC 905268

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“Daniel Kawka’s direction is intelligent and plugged-in.” — GRAMOPHONE IMPORT One of the key thinkers of Russian music of the second half of the 20th century, Edison Denisov left a major legacy. This recording presents a selection of works from the composer’s late period. The title work, Au plus haut des cieux, features settings of texts by Georges Bataille in a work that is emblematic of Denisov’s work during his later years. This deeply spiritual music echoes a comment found in one of Denisov’s personal notebooks, “Before the face of the Night, I am alone and powerless.” Performers include soprano Brigitte Peyré accompanied by the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain under the direction of Daniel Kawka.

Recently released harmonia mundi • HMC 905269 (3149020526927)



December 2012

Pecou: Tremendum


The compelling voice of Christopher Purves hyperion

HANDEL Finest Arias for Base Voice Christopher Purves (bass), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen Hyperion • CDA 67842

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IMPORT The magnificent voice of Christopher Purves is featured on this unique recital disc of Handel’s bass arias. The works heard here demonstrate the range and brilliance of Handel’s writing for this voice and include selections from his Italian and English operas, English classical drama, Biblical oratorios, literary odes and a masque. Handel’s endlessly imaginative gift for characterization is fully explored, with Purves commanding an extraordinary emotional and technical range — from the buffo blustering of Polyphemus in Acis and Gatalea to the loving musings of Abinoam in the oratorio Deborah. Gramophone Award-winning Baroque band Arcangelo led by director Jonathan Cohen provide the sparkling accompaniments.

December 2012

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Handel: Heroic Arias

Hyperion • CDH 55370 (034571153704)

“The King’s Consort, clearly inspired by the genius of James Bowman, is musically at its very best.” — CD REVIEW

“Christopher Purves is compelling and warmly musical...” — THE TIMES

Donald Runnicles débuts with Bruckner hyperion

BRUCKNER Symphony No.7

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles Hyperion • CDA 67916

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IMPORT Hyperion is delighted to present Donald Runnicles, chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, in his début on the label. Runnicles commands his orchestra in Bruckner’s most popular symphony — repertoire that is at the heart of his musical life, and in which he has few living equals. Recent concerts of the works of Bruckner and Wagner have received the highest critical praise, acknowledging the orchestra and their conductor as consummate performers of this music.

“The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has a great track record with conductor Daniel Runnicles...”

Also available on Hyperion Hyperion • CDA 67200 (034571172002)

“This is one of the best Bruckner-symphony recordings I have ever heard.” — FANFARE

December 2012

Bruckner: Symphony No.3




Chamber works from 19th-century Poland ZAREBSKI Piano Quintet ZELENSKI Piano Quartet

Jonathan Plowright (piano), Szymanowski Quartet Hyperion • CDA 67905

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IMPORT This recording features the Szymanowski Quartet and pianist Jonathan Plowright playing two important chamber works from 19th-century Poland, both completely unknown outside their native country. Zarebski was a virtuoso pianist, more feted during much of his short life as a performer than a composer. However his Piano Quintet is truly a masterpiece, demonstrating an originality and stature that match piano quintets by betterknown composers. Zelenski was a teacher rather than a performer, ending his distinguished academic career as Director of the Conservatory in his home town of Krakow. His Piano Quartet is a passionate, lyrical work, combining the Romanticism of Mendelssohn and Schumann with a piquant Slavic element.

Herrick’s Buxtehude series concludes BUXTEHUDE The Complete Organ Works Vol.5

December 2012

Christopher Herrick (organ) Hyperion • CDA 67964


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IMPORT Christopher Herrick’s acclaimed series of Buxtehude’s music for organ is now complete with this fifth and final volume. Here he returns to the composer’s (disputed) home country of Denmark and the organ of Mariager Klosterkirke. Highlights include the magnificent Praeludium in C major, BuxWV137 (known to English-speaking organists as the Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C) and the Chorale Fantasia on the Christmas melody Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BuxWV188 — among the longest and most elaborate of Buxtehude’s chorale settings.

Choral music reissues from Hyperion Corydon Singers, Matthew Best Hyperion • CDH 55437


Polyphony, Stephen Layton Hyperion • CDH 55438

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BRITTEN Sacred and Profane; A.M.D.G.; Five Flower Songs; A Hymn to the Virgin; Choral Dances from Gloriana; Chorale After an Old French Carol

TCHAIKOVSKY Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

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Aldo Ciccolini (piano) La Dolce Volta • LDV 06

December 2012

IMPORT The unstoppable, 87-year-old pianist Aldo Ciccolini returns with another scintillating disc of solo piano works for the young label La Dolce Volta. Following on his first and highly-praised recording devoted to Mozart, Ciccolini pairs further recordings of Mozart with Muzio Clementi’s Piano Sonata No.2, Op.34. Clementi is now known mainly for his pedagogical works, but he is a major figure in the history of music for the piano and was greatly admired by Beethoven. Ciccolini’s Mozart selections include the Piano Sonata K332 and the celebrated diptych comprising the Fantasy in C Minor K475 and the Piano Sonata in C Minor K457.

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MOZART Piano Sonatas Nos.12 & 14, Fantasy K475 CLEMENTI Piano Sonata Op.34 No.2


The Talich Quartet’s sublime Beethoven la dolce volta

BEETHOVEN Complete String Quartets Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 121

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IMPORT Long absent from the active catalog following the unfortunate demise of the Calliope label, the highly-praised Beethoven interpretations of the legendary Talich Quartet make a welcome return with this specially-priced, limited-edition reissue from La Dolce Volta. The original seven-disc set of the complete String Quartets has been digitally remastered for optimal sound and is presented in a deluxe package befitting the nobility of these wonderful performances.

December 2012

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Mozart: Complete String Quartets

Mozart: String Quintets Nos.1-6

“Talich Quartet really has the handle on this music, bringing the same sweet love and knowledge to the entire set.”

“These are magnificent performances, intimate... and captured in a warm, clear acoustic... Anybody looking for a set of these masterpieces need look no further.”

La Dolce Volta • LDV 100 (3770001901503)


La Dolce Volta • LDV 109 (3770001901527)


Gergiev’s Shostakovich cycle continues mariinsky

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.7 “Leningrad”

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky • MAR 0533

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IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Valery Gergiev and the acclaimed Mariinsky Orchestra continue their Shostakovich symphony cycle with an emotionally-charged performance of the composer’s seventh symphony. Shostakovich dedicated his Symphony No.7 to the defiance shown by the citizens of Leningrad in the face of Nazi totalitarianism. Despite the widespread reassessment that has since taken place regarding the inspirations for his symphonies, the “Leningrad” symphony remains a highly-potent symbol for the residents of modern-day St. Petersburg. Previous releases in Gergiev’s Shostakovich cycle have received two GRAMMY® award nominations, as well as Chocs from Classica magazine (France) and Editor’s Choices from Gramophone magazine (UK).

“Gergiev certainly knows how to get what he wants, and his dedicated Mariinsky forces are with him every step of the way.” — GRAMOPHONE

Also available Mariinsky • MAR 0502 (822231850229)

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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos.2 & 11 Mariinsky • MAR 0507 (822231850724)

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos.3 & 10 Mariinsky • MAR 0511 (822231851127)

December 2012

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos.1 & 15


Tara Hugo sings Philip Glass orange mountain

GLASS Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass

Tara Hugo (vocals) Orange Mountain • OMM 0084

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DOMESTIC Singer and actress Tara Hugo reimagines and reinterprets the Philip Glass songbook on Orange Mountain’s recording Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass. Glass is mostly known for his large-scale operas and symphonies. However, his long-time producer Kurt Munkacsi had harbored a desire to hear the Glass songs in the context of a collection interpreted by a singer who concentrates on communicating lyrics through her singing. This set of songs also presents pieces that the composer wrote at different times of his career for different projects with different collaborators including Natalie Merchant, Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Cohen and Mick Jagger. It also includes beautiful melodies written by Glass, arranged for small ensemble by Trevor Gureckis and set to lyrics written by Hugo.

“There’s punch and wit in the intense delivery of Tara Hugo.” — THE TIMES (UK)

December 2012

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Glass: Einstein on the Beach Highlights Orange Mountain • OMM 0082 (801837008326)

“A flexibility that individually [draws] on pop, jazz, theater and classical vocal styles, but melded into a coherent whole.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

Specially-priced chamber music collections onyx

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BRAHMS Chamber Works — Piano Quartets, String Sextets, String Quintets, Clarinet Trio

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Nash Ensemble Onyx Classics • ONYX 4093

SCHUMANN Chamber Works — Violin Sonatas, Piano Trios, String Quartets, Piano Quintet

Ilya Gringolts (violin), Dmitry Kouzov (cello), Peter Laul (piano), Gringolts Quartet Onyx Classics • ONYX 4097

These two specially-priced chamber music sets from Onyx feature composer-themed collections of previously-released recordings. The Nash Ensemble’s Brahms recordings were highly praised both in the UK and internationally. Gathered together in one box with new booklet notes, these recordings represent music-making at its highest level, and are superb value for the money. Violinist Ilya Gringolts is featured in Onyx’s series of highly praised Schumann chamber music recordings. Joined by his eponymous quartet, pianist Peter Laul and cellist Dmitry Kouzov, Gringolts’s boxed set reissue represents both a great value and music-making of the highest caliber. December 2012



Henk Neven sings songs of the sea The Sea — Songs by Fauré, Schubert & Debussy FAURÉ Poème d’un jour Op.21, L’Horizon chimérique Op.118, Les berceaux Op.23 No.1, En sourdine Op.58, La chanson du pêcheur Op.4 No.1, Larmes Op.51 No.1 SCHUBERT Der Schiffer, Meeresstille, Fahrt zum Hades, Auf der Donau, Erlafsee, Gondelfahrer, Rückweg, Am Strome, Gruppe aus dem Tartarus DEBUSSY 3 mélodies de Verlaine, Beau soir

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IMPORT Baritone Henk Neven’s Onyx recording entitled The Sea features a diverse collection of songs by Fauré, Henk Neven (baritone), Hans Eijsackers (piano) Schubert and Debussy focusing on the themes of water and the sea. Onyx Classics • ONYX 4102 The album was conceived during a visit to the coastal town of Aldeburgh, where Neven took a walk by the water — in the dark. The overwhelming smells and sounds of the sea led the singer to reflect on the inspiration that the sea and the water have been for generations of poets and composers. Joined by pianist Hans Eijsackers, Neven sings selections including Fauré’s L’Horizon chimérique, Debussy’s Beau soir and Schubert’s Auf der Donau.

The nightingale and the rose Le Rossignol et la Rose

December 2012

Chen Reiss (soprano), Charles Spencer (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4104


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IMPORT Chen Reiss’s début album Liaisons was internationally acclaimed for both the repertoire selection and the sheer brilliance of her musicianship. For her second Onyx release, Reiss is joined by the acclaimed pianist Charles Spencer for a wonderful collection of songs on the subject of The Nightingale and the Rose. These songs convey the magic of being in love, the heartbreak of love lost, the memories, the fun, the fantasies all associated with that strange, mysterious, dangerous and all-powerful condition. In repertoire that ranges from Purcell to Krenek, Hahn to Meyerbeer and from Grieg to Rimsky-Korsakov, this is a program tailormade for Reiss’s remarkable voice. One listen and it will seduce you.

The Prazák Quartet and friends harmonia mundi praga

HAYDN String Quartets Op.71 Prazák Quartet Praga • PRD 250289

TCHEREPNIN Complete Works for Cello and Piano Michal Kanka (cello), Miguel Borges Coelho (piano) Praga • PRD 250290

GLINKA Gran Sestetto Originale, Divertimento Brillante TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet Op.11

Prazák Quartet, Lukás Klánsky (piano), Pavel Nejtek (double bass) Praga • PRD 250294

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

December 2012

Although commissioned by Count Apponyi, the quartets that bear his name were actually inspired by a series of successful public concerts of Haydn’s music in London organized by Johann Peter Salomon. The emotional, virtuosic and powerful music found in these quartets presages the spirit of the Romantic period. The Prazák Quartet is fully in tune with the grand gestures found in these quartets. Alexander Tcherepnin’s travels to the Far East provided a major stylistic inspiration to his music. He is particularly noted for creating his own harmonic languages. The composer’s complete output for cello and piano is offered here played by Prazák Quartet member Michal Kanka. Lastly, the quartet is featured in a collection of Russian chamber music that pairs lesserknown works by Glinka with Tchaikovsky.


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The Richter Edition on sacd

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.31; Diabelli Variations Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Praga • PRD 350061

CHOPIN Piano Works

Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Praga • PRD 350062

SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas Nos.13 & 21, Impromptu D899 No.4

Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Praga • PRD 350063

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December 2012

Praga’s Richter Edition features SACD remasters of classic recordings by the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter. This month sees the release of three further installments in the series. First up is a disc focusing on solo works by Beethoven. These live recordings of the Piano Sonata No.31 and Diabelli Variations, connect in the inspiration and debt they owe to the music of JS Bach. Continuing the solo piano theme, the second release features solo works by Chopin. Recorded over a span of twenty-plus years, these performances display Richter’s special affinity for the music of the great Polish composer. The program offers a delectable sample of the great composer’s tuneful, passionate romanticism. The third release features reissues of Schubert studio recordings from the 60s and 70s, ranging from the dark Piano Sonata No.21 from 1828 to the sunny, lyrical and buoyant Piano Sonata No.13 from 1819.


Legendary pianist Clara Haskil on sacd Price Code: A22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)

Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano), Clara Haskil (piano), Concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet Praga • PRD 350064


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FALLA Noches en los jardines de Espana; El sombrero des tres picos; La vida breve

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD This exciting disc features rare recordings by the legendary pianist Clara Haskil and the beloved mezzo Teresa Berganza. Carefully remastered to DSD from open-reel tapes from 1960-61, this SACD includes two masterworks by Manuel de Falla. Igor Markevitch and the Concerts Lamoureux orchestra accompany Haskil in the Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Berganza is paired with Ernest Ansermet and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in the complete ballet The Three Cornered Hat.

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

Clara Haskil (piano), Dinu Lipatti (piano) Tahra • TAH 747

December 2012

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Mono This special Super-Audio reissue compilation from Tahra celebrates the amazing artistry of two kindred Romanian musicians — Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) and Clara Haskil (18951960) — each a protégé of Georges Enescu and each a bona fide legend in the history of the piano. Completely remastered for SACD, the recordings on this disc encompass a 1953 recital given by Haskil at the Château de Ludwigsburg (with selections by Bach, Scarlatti, Debussy and Schumann) and a 1948 broadcast recording of Lipatti playing the Bartok Piano Concerto No.3 with the Südwestfunk-Sinfonieorchester led by Paul Sacher.



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NANCARROW Late and Unknown — Works on Rolls Conlon Nancarrow (player piano) Wergo • WER 6754

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IMPORT For decades, Conlon Nancarrow’s creative activity was confined to the privacy of his studio: he wrote music for the player piano, punched it manually onto paper rolls, and listened to it played by his mechanical instruments. There is no more authentic way of experiencing Nancarrow’s extraordinary repertoire than listening to it on his own specially modified instruments. In honor of the 100th birthday of Nancarrow, Wergo presents Late and Unknown, an album featuring numerous first recordings on the composer’s own player pianos. The program documents Nancarrow’s practice of turning old rolls into new works and his usage of the player piano as a tool for testing practically everything he wrote. Of special note, current technology has made possible the first recording of a properly coordinated version of the ambitious Study No. 48c for two superimposed rolls.

December 2012

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Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano Wergo • WER 6907 (4010228690729)

“Every aspect of Wergo’s production reveals... care and love. If you care about new music, Nancarrow’s quirky sound world is a compulsory stop on the way to enlightenment.” — CLASSICS TODAY

Celebrating Jean Françaix at 100 wergo

Jean Françaix 100 FRANÇAIX Variations sur un thème plaisant; Cinq portraits de jeunes filles; Concerto for Two Pianos; Harpsichord Concerto; Le gay Paris; Neuf pièces caractéristiques; L’heure du berger; Sept danses d’après le ballet Les malheurs de Sophie; Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra; Danses exotiques; Onze variations sur un thème de Haydn; Elégie; Petite valse européenne; Quasi improvvisando; Mozart new-look; Hommage à l’ami Papageno CHABRIER/FRANÇAIX Trois pièces pittoresques CHOPIN/FRANÇAIX Trois Ecossaises, Variations sur un Air populaire allemand SCHUBERT/FRANÇAIX Trois Marches Militaires

Ichiro Noda (double-bass), Emanuele Segre (guitar), Carole Dawn Reinhart (trumpet), Jean Françaix (piano), Claude Françaix (piano), Agathe Wanek (piano), John Dvorachek (percussion), Bläser Ensemble Mainz, Klaus Rainer Schöll; Bläser Ensemble Amadé, Klaus Rainer Schöll; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, Emile Naoumoff; Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, Baden-Baden, Pierre Stoll; Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Hans Richter Wergo • WER 6956


Price Code: 3A13 (3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)


IMPORT To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Françaix, Wergo has compiled selected recordings from the label’s catalog (some available on CD for the first time) that display the wide-ranging talents of this acclaimed French composer and pianist, known for his prolific output and vibrant style. Though he often put his own modern spin on the old modes of expression, Françaix was an avowed neoclassicist who rejected atonality and he drew from great literature of the past for his vocal settings. This three-disc set includes not only his own compositions, but also Françaix’s arrangements and re-workings of pieces by Chabrier, Schubert and Chopin.

December 2012



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5 new Black Saint/Soul Note collections IMPORT File in: Jazz George Adams — The Complete Remastered Recordings

Julius Hemphill — The Complete Remastered Recordings



George Adams Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1018

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

Julius Hemphill Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1019

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

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5 CDs for the Price of 2

Dave Douglas — The Complete Remastered Recordings

Muhal Richard Abrams — The Complete Remastered Recordings

Dave Douglas Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1020

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Muhal Richard Abrams Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1021

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George Lewis — The Complete Remastered Recordings

December 2012

George Lewis Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1022


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Jazz vocals from Matthieu Boré Roots


Matthieu Boré Bonsaï • BON 120901

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IMPORT File in: Jazz Jelly Roll Morton wrote, “Any music can be played in jazz, since you know how to do it. No matter what you play but the way you play it.” This famous quotation describes perfectly the music of French jazz vocalist Matthieu Boré and the direction of the repertoire of his new album, Roots, perfectly. The album includes a mix of original works and pop standards in a fascinating blend that is easy on the ear. Boré reworks an array of hits from the 80s (favorites of his youth) such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (George Michael) and “Girls & Boys” (Prince), giving them a Rhythm ‘n Blues and soul-jazz sound.

December 2012



Stars of Gypsy jazz guitar chant du monde

Swing de Paris — Highlights Django Reinhardt Chant du Monde • 2742227

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

IMPORT File in: Jazz A gypsy converted to the religion of American hot jazz, Django Reinhardt was one of the most emblematic musical personalities from among the many artists who livened up Paris during the finest hours of the interwar period. The first major jazz soloist to come out of Europe, his influence over the status of the guitar in jazz was considerable. This recording is an ideal sampler of the artistry of Django Reinhardt. Its 24 tracks illustrate the different stages of the artist’s career up until his sudden death at the age of only 43. Django has now joined the exclusive circle of jazzmen known only by their first name. His name personifies jazz and his music is the epitome of Paris Swing.

December 2012


Samois-sur-Seine — Complete Romane Vol.5


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Romane Frémeaux • FA 543

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IMPORT File in: Jazz Dedicated to gypsy-swing’s world capital, Romane’s album Samois-sur-Seine captures the atmosphere of the gypsy-bars and restaurants on the banks of the river Seine. Romane’s guests are some of the greatest players on the manouche scene, including guitarists Angelo Debarre and Babik Reinhardt and violinist Florin Niculescu. Romane also broadens his vocabulary by inviting the great classical guitarist Roland Dyens. This fifth volume in the complete works of Romane, recorded in the magical atmosphere of the town where Django Reinhardt was laid to rest, provides unique testimony to the virtuosity and vitality of the gypsy-music scene.


The genius of Astor Piazzolla Piazzolla!

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Orchestre National de Jazz, Daniel Yvinec Jazz Village • JV 570007

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IMPORT File in: Jazz The music of Astor Piazzolla is a national treasure in the composer’s home country of Argentina. With his ingenious use of traditional forms such as the tango in non-traditional ways, Piazzolla’s music always nods to the past while remaining strikingly modern. The mindset of Daniel Yvinec and his Orchestre National de Jazz is totally in tune with this philosophy. Gil Goldstein’s arrangements focus on the melodies and rhythms found throughout the Argentinean master’s works — the essential components that give this music its very special flavor. Piazzolla! by the ONJ offers a new and audacious look at this composer that is full of surprise and wonder.


December 2012

“There’s no ensemble in the world like France’s Orchestre National de Jazz, which, especially under the direction of bassist Daniel Yvinec, is committed to the new and experimental.”



A Piazzolla retrospective Astor Piazzolla — Tanguísimo

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Astor Piazzolla Chant du Monde • 5742200

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9 CDs for the Price of 2

December 2012

IMPORT File in: World / South America / Argentina Astor Piazzolla carved out his own musical aesthetic, as personal as it is universal, and raised tango to the ranks of classical music without causing it to lose any of its force, its character, its originality or its roots. The clear break he brought about by shaking up the musical codes of tango felt like sacrilege to the older generation, but like a much-needed revolution to those who dreamed of modernity. The second real icon in the history of Argentinian music alongside Carlos Gardel, Piazzolla, like his illustrious forefather, left his imprint on this style of music in spite of its rules, which were anchored in a set of seemingly immutable traditions. This splendid retrospective, released to celebrate the anniversary of Piazzolla’s death, features original recordings made by the master himself spanning from 1945 to 1961.



Nuevo Flamenco from Juan de Lerida Juan de Lerida Chant du Monde • 2742183

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

IMPORT File in: World / Europe / Spain Juan de Lerida and his family left Spain to escape the brutality of the Franco regime, but he never lost touch with his Gypsy roots. He taught himself guitar at the age of four by copying what he heard on flamenco recordings. One of the founders of the Nuevo Flamenco style, de Lerida did not make his name through recordings. He had been a kind of local legend, well known in his own community, waiting until age 40 to release his first album, Quimeras. De Lerida’s music is a unique blend of flamenco, tinged with jazz, world music and even classical flavors. For his second album, Noche En Blanco, de Lerida has partnered with Seville native David Peña Dorantes, descendent of a famous line of Andalusian Gypsies.

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Noche en Blanco

A Cuarteto Cedrón collection


Anclao en Paris

Cuarteto Cedrón Chant du Monde • 5742193

Price Code: 4A08 (5 CDs for the Price of 4, Suggested Retail Price: $35.98)

5 CDs for the Price of 4

December 2012

IMPORT File in: World / South America / Argentina Cuarteto Cedrón was founded in Buenos Aires in 1964. At the outset, the group’s aim was to broaden the tango repertoire by introducing poems that were not originally designed to be sung. The group launched with innovative “Gotán” café-concerts and performances in bookstores and galleries. As their fortunes increased, the quartet began touring and established strong ties to Europe. The dangerous political climate in Argentina forced the group to leave the country, and they settled in Paris in 1974, living there in exile until 2004. Today, the group is by no means limited to the tango. It also includes milongas, waltzes, candombes and even cowboy songs. This collection, Anclao en Paris (Stuck in Paris) reissues five of Cuarteto Cedrón’s classic albums from their years in France.



Ravi Shankar live in concert Tenth Decade — In Concert: Live in Escondido

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Ravi Shankar East Meets West • EMWM 1007

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DOMESTIC All zones/ Stereo/ 84 minutes File in: World / Asia / India Cinematographer and director Alan Kozlowski’s film Tenth Decade — In Concert: Live in Escondido presents an intimate look at the 91-year-old living legend of Indian music, Ravi Shankar. Kozlowski, known for his work on documentaries featuring the likes of Jeff Bridges and Jackson Browne as well as feature films such as Travellers and Magicians, offers a uniquely personal perspective on Shankar. The filmmaker also produced a documentary honoring Shankar called Sangeet Ratna and co-produced (along with George Harrison) a collection of Ravi’s work called In Celebration. The love of subject is clear in the film, but it is Shankar’s raw and powerful performance that leaves the most lasting impression. East Meets West Music is proud to present this important testament to a great artist simply unable to stop making transformative music.

December 2012

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Raga: A Film Journey to the Soul of India

East Meets West • EMWM 1002 (616892100867)

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


Cuban music from the capital of son Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

Septeto Turquino, Sones de Oriente, Quinteto de la Troya, Septeto Tipico Oriental, Aracelis Romero Chely, Cuarteto Oriente, Conga Los Hoyos Frémeaux • FA 5389



Santiago de Cuba — La Reina del Son Cuba 1992 Live Recordings — Boléro, Guaracha, Mambo, Conga, Guajira & Rumba

IMPORT File in: World / Caribbean / Cuba Four years before the musical adventure that led Ry Cooder in Havana to record the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, the French journalist, DJ and producer François Jouffa had already recorded the most important singers and musicians of Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second city and the capital of son. The blending of African, European and American, but also Haitian, influences have made Santiago de Cuba’s music the embodiment of Cuban-ness, the best of which is here handed down to posterity. Artists include Septeto Tipico Oriental and Conga Los Hoyos.

Musette meets tango


Recontre à Paris

Raúl Barboza, Daniel Colin Frémeaux • FA 573

Price Code: A19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

December 2012

IMPORT File in: World / Europe / France Already brought together on record by Franck Bergerot and Patrick Tandin in the days of Paris Musette, Daniel Colin (accordion, bandonéon) and Raúl Barboza (accordion) have become vibrant legends on their instruments. The scope of this project and their frequent tours in Japan made them genuine ambassadors for a popular, alternative kind of French music. Produced by Dominique Cravic, founder of the Primitifs du Futur, Rencontre à Paris is a cultural melting-pot where musette meets swing, tango and Amerindian music. It’s a snapshot of a generous, popular culture that finds authenticity in roaming over the cobblestones of Montmartre or the Butte aux Cailles, and it succeeds in crossing oceans and time.



At the crossroads of East and West institut du monde arabe

Radio Bagdad

Fawzy Al-Aiedy Institut du Monde Arabe • 321094

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IMPORT File in: World / Middle East / Iraq Although Iraqi musician Fawzy Al-Aiedy has been living in France for thirty years, he has never lost sight of his cultural roots. Al-Aiedy’s aim is always to transport lovers of multicultural music to innovative musical worlds where rigor and the aesthetics of music play important roles, but leave plenty of room for the sensual, emotional and the poetic. His album Radio Baghdad evokes a passionate and suave Orient at the crossroads of Eastern and Western influences.

December 2012


Folk music of Colombia


Colombia — Sixto Silgado Paito & Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava Sixto Silgado Paito, Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava Ocora • C 560236

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IMPORT File in: Jazz This disc focuses on the unique music of the Colombian gaitas ensemble (flutes accompanied by alegre, llamador and tambora drums). It displays the genre at its most lively and dynamic, preserving its original expressiveness and revitalizing it with its own sensibility. The style is a direct descendant of the interaction of Colombia’s three major ethnic groups (whites, blacks and Indians).


Summer nights in the south of France world village

Anthologie — Les Moments Précieux des Suds à Arles

Avshalom Farjun, Avi Agababa, Diego Amador, Gülcan Kaya, Rajery, Angélique Ionatos, Jorge Pardo, Chin Na Na Poun, Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran, Françoise Atlan, Ensemble Constantinople, 34 Puñaladas, Guylaine Renaud, Beñat Achiary, Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar, Omar Sosa, Pascals, Mayra Andrade, Motion Trio, Trio Passos – Ramos – Carneiro, Stimmhorn, Gong Linna, Lucilla Galeazzi, Claras Luces, Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal, A Filetta, Houria Aïchi, L’Hijâz’Car, Rocío Márquez World Village • 479046

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Price Code: A24 (CD plus DVD, Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)


December 2012

IMPORT DVD: PAL Format; 16:9 Anamorphic; 64 minutes, All zones File in: World / Collections Since 1996, during the height of the Provençal summer, the beautiful, historic city of Arles has hosted the Festival Les Suds — a joyous musical alchemy that combines singing, music and dance and both explores and redefines the cultural heart of southern Europe (and beyond). Over the course of a week, music from around the world resounds like a universal language. This deluxe, greatest hits package from World Village features highlights recorded over the festival’s last decade. Featuring one CD and one DVD, the set includes tracks by 25 artists, ranging from Cuban jazzman Omar Sosa to world artists Ballaké Sissoko and Houria Aïchi. As a special bonus, the superb clamshell box and detailed 72-page booklet were “dressed” by designer Christian Lacroix, one of the most famous residents of Arles.


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Caruth Auditorium Church of the Holy Trinity Arts Center Sheslow Auditorium House of Hope Presbyterian Church Herrick Chapel Weill Recital Hall Kennedy Center Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage Folly Theater Zankel Hall First United Methodist Church Laurel Heights United Methodist Church The Carillon on Exposition Dell Hall Kodosky Donor Lounge St. Martin's Lutheran Church St. Mary's Catholic Church St. Martin's Lutheran Church Zach Topfer Theatre Metropolitan Opera Zankel Hall First Baptist Church Mahalia Jackson Theatre Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Walt Disney Concert Hall Ohio Theater Seligman Performing Arts Center Shriver Hall Kaufmann Concert Hall Merrill Auditorium New World Center Newmark Theatre Walt Disney Concert Hall Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage Davies Symphony Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Lincoln Performance Hall Lincoln Performance Hall Lincoln Performance Hall Lincoln Performance Hall Segerstrom Concert Hall Powell Hall June Swaner Gates Concert Hall New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall Coolidge Auditorium Symphony Center Morse Recital Hall, Yale School of Music Jemison Concert Hall Des Moines Civic Center Verizon Hall Verizon Hall Lyric Opera of Chicago The Center for Performing Arts Herbst Theatre First Congregational Church Bing Concert Hall Herbst Theatre First Congregational Church Zankel Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Church of St. Mary the Virgin St. Paul's Church Stude Concert Hal Blessed Sacrament Church Weill Hall Grusin Music Hall Davies Hall Leffler Performance Center Zellerbach Hall First Unitarian Church The Dupont Circle Hotel

Kristian Bezuidenhout Jonathan Biss

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Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson

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Lucy Crowe

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Danny Driver


The English Concert, Harry Bicket Gerald Finley Marc-André Hamelin

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Pablo Heras-Casado

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Stephen Hough Jerusalem Quartet

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Richard Kaufman

LSO Live

Paul Lewis

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Tai Murray Jon Nakamatsu Gianandrea Noseda

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Marlis Petersen Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas

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December 2012

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Takács Quartet Daniil Trifonov Shai Wosner

Hyperion Mariinsky Onyx Classics






C.J. Chenier

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Amjad Ali Khan

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SofĂ­a Rei Koutsovitis Ana Moura

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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Catherine Russell

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Silk Road Ensemble

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Southeast Texas Mardi Gras Bayou Restaurant Let's Zydeco at Connolly's Duke University: Page Auditorium Page Auditorium Williams Center for the Arts Hill Auditorium Drom NYC Herbst Theatre Herbst Theatre Meany Hall for the Performing Arts Three Stages Napa Valley Opera House Gallo Center for the Arts Berklee Performance Center Lisner Auditorium Gartner Auditorium Dakota Jazz Club Dakota Jazz Club Conservatory of Music Carolina Theatre Charles Morris Center Minneapolis Convention Center Mountain Stage Shanghai Jazz Little Nell Hotel Little Nell Hotel Tillett Gardens EJ Thomas Hall Hill Auditorium Indiana University Auditorium EKU Center for the Arts Newlin Hall Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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This catalog features titles that will be available online and in stores in the USA as of December 11, 2012.