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IN THE PRESS Classics Today 10/10 reviews of recent releases Bach: Violin Concertos Freiburger Barockorchester Harmonia mundi • HMC 902145

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Acclaimed choral ensemble Stile Antico and virtuoso violinist Isabelle Faust headline the August releases from harmonia mundi. Faust is joined by Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony in a recording of Bartók’s two Violin Concertos (p.7) and Stile Antico explores the music of the Tudor period in a recital entitled The Phoenix Rising (p.9). Also on harmonia mundi, the Ensemble Correspondances led by Sébastien Daucé debuts in a recording of sacred vocal music by Charpentier (p.8). Hyperion’s priority release of the month is a two-disc set of the complete music for violin and piano by Schubert featuring violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cédric Tiberghien. This month, we begin a new partnership with the enterprising and imaginative Scottish label Delphian. Among the five new releases offered, the key title is an album of German Romantic choral music entitled Deutsche Motette, which features the combined forces of the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the Choir of King’s College London (p.5). Expect even more exciting things from this label in future months. In non-classical releases, our focus title is from flamenco star Juan Carmona, whose new album Alchemya takes the genre on a trip to new and exciting destinations (p.21).

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Schubert: Erlkönig Matthias Goerne Harmonia mundi • HMC 902141

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“Among the finest Schubert lieder recordings in the catalog.”

“One of the finest, most life-like harpsichord recitals available.”

"Bach as it should be done…”

COMING NEXT MONTH Puts: Symphony No.4 Baltimore Symphony, Marin Alsop Harmonia mundi • HMU 907580

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Marin Alsop débuts on harmonia mundi Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts (b. 1972) is known for his distinctive and richly colored musical voice. Making their label début, Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Puts’s Symphony No. 4 (“From Mission San Juan”), inspired by Native American melodies. Opening this program of first recordings, Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare in two choral settings of texts by women poets: “To Touch the Sky” and “If I Were a Swan.”

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AUGUST 2013

MOZART Requiem, Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622

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Lucy Hall (soprano), Angélique Noldus (mezzo-soprano), Hui Jin (tenor), Josef Wagner (bass-baritone), Benjamin Dieltjens (clarinet), Choeur de chambre de Namur, New Century Baroque, Leonardo García Alarcón Ambronay • AMY 038 IMPORT Mozart’s Requiem and Clarinet Concerto were both written in 1791, the final year of the composer’s tragically short life. The Requiem’s emotional Price Code: A22 power and magnificent choral writing have (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) inspired countless composers, performers and listeners ever since. The Clarinet Concerto was written for Anton Stadler, a famed virtuoso of the time. Mozart provided Stadler (and history) with a glorious composition - both poignant and technically challenging. These two cornerstones of classical music are performed here by clarinet soloist Benjamin Dieltjens, the Choir de Chambre de Namur and the New Century Baroque orchestra, all under the direction of Leonardo García Alarcón.

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PROKOFIEV Solo Sonata in D major Op.115 HINDEMITH Solo Sonatas Nos.1 BARTÓK Solo Sonata Sz117

IMPORT Born in Chengdu, China, violinist Ning Feng studied at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. The Price Code: A21 recipient of prizes at the Hanover International, (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98) Queen Elisabeth and Yehudi Menuhin International violin competitions, Feng was also awarded first prize in the 2006 International Paganini Competition. Now based in Berlin and performing worldwide, Feng is developing an international reputation as an artist of great lyricism and tremendous bravura. This second volume in his series of works for solo violin features works by Bartók, Prokofiev and Hindemith.

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Ning Feng (violin) Channel Classics • CCS SA 34413


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AUGUST 2013

La Pasionaria

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The Coral Sea Jackson The Coral Sea Fitkin Gate, Glass Iles Alma Venus Turnage Two Memorials Bryars Allegrasco McKenzie Sawers Duo Delphian • DCD 34121 IMPORT The inspirations behind these six British works for saxophone and piano are linked by the composers’ relationship to popular music, Price Code: A19 whether oblique, overt, or antagonistic. From (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98) the muscularity of Graham Fitkin to the bluesdrenched melancholy of Mark-Anthony Turnage, Edinburgh duo Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers bring stylistic authority and idiomatic flair to everything they play on this, their debut recording. McKenzie is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary saxophonists, and has given the UK and Scottish premieres of many new works for saxophone. Ingrid Sawers is in demand as one of Scotland’s finest accompanists and chamber musicians.

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IMPORT La Pasionaria was the nickname of Dolores lbarruri, an inspirational figure to generations of Latin American women. Through the songs Price Code: A19 on Delphian’s album of the same name, singer (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98) Valentina Montoya Martínez tells stories of life in her native Chile and of exile in England; stories of the high life, the low life, girls on the town, girls looking for love. This fascinating program also features music of the tango nuevo, represented here in six tracks by Astor Piazzolla, including a song and three instrumental interludes from his ‘operita’ Maria de Buenos Aires. Partnered with the ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber, Martínez’s performances have an earthy intensity and sultry sensuality.

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Valentina Montoya Martínez (vocals) Mr McFall’s Chamber Delphian • DCD 34120


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[PRIORITY RELEASE] Choir of Gonville & Caius, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber Choir of King’s College London, David Trendell Delphian • DCD 34124

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IMPORT The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and The Choir of King’s College London are among the UK’s finest collegiate and university ensembles. The two groups regularly combine efforts for religious services, concerts, recordings and broadcasts, both in the UK and abroad. Here, Delphian presents a stunning collection of German Romantic choral works that displays the many talents of this unusual ‘superchoir.’ Richard Strauss’s sumptuous Deutsche Motette exemplifies Romantic choral opulence. Its complex polyphony is brought to thrilling life by this virtuoso cast of over sixty singers. The rest of the program explores the many facets of German music of the period. The singing throughout demonstrates the musical intensity, imagination and understanding of period style that are hallmarks of both choirs’ work.

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AUGUST 2013

Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book I

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MACKINTOSH Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels Concerto Caledonia Delphian • DCD 32128 IMPORT The ensemble Concerto Caledonia brings to life a key figure from the Golden Age of Scottish fiddle music, when the familiar forms Price Code: A19 of strathspey, reel and jig were just taking shape. (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98) ‘Red Rob’ Mackintosh, named in the customary Gaelic fashion after the color of his hair, found himself a place in the orchestra of the Edinburgh Musical Society and set up business as a teacher. Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels (1783) was his first published collection, and it represents his desire both to understand the musical world around him as fully as possible and to forge himself a career within it. Concerto Caledonia is one of Scotland’s premiere early music ensembles, and has built a reputation for reviving little known but important music. With their third disc on Delphian the band bring a vital part of Scotland’s heritage to a wider audience.

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IMPORT Pianist Peter Hill’s Delphian recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II wowed critics across the board. On this eagerly anticipated release Price Code: 2A14 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $29.98) featuring Book I, Hill’s performances exhibit all the stellar qualities that were identified by reviewers of his previous traversal - most particularly his warmth, clarity and insight. One of the leading British pianists of his generation, Hill is known for his performances and recordings of twentieth-century and contemporary music as well as the classical repertoire. His complete cycles of Messiaen and of Berg, Schoenberg and Webern have received superlative acclaim.

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Peter Hill (piano) Delphian • DCD 34126


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AUGUST 2013

BARTÓK Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2 Isabelle Faust (violin) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Daniel Harding harmonia mundi • HMC 902146 IMPORT One of the great works of the 20th century, Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2 has virtually eclipsed his first effort in the genre, written thirty years earlier. However, this youthful work, inspired by his passionate, unrequited love for the young violinist Stefi Geyer and rediscovered long after the composer’s death, deserves to be rediscovered. Isabelle Faust’s deep connection to Bartók’s music inspired her to explore a variety of original sources in an attempt to get closest to the composer’s true intentions. Joined by the insightful Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony, Faust offers definitive readings of these masterworks.

“It is Faust’s unmannered, focused artistry that commands attention… she has a way of pulling you deeper into each piece as she goes, varying and intensifying her phrasing until abstract figures speak in anxious sentences.”

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Also available Bartók: Violin Sonatas harmonia mundi • HMG 508334 (794881944828)

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AUGUST 2013

Charpentier Litanies de la Vierge, Motets pour la Maison de Guise Ensemble Correspondances Sébastien Daucé harmonia mundi • HMC 902169 IMPORT The harmonia mundi label, once well known for specializing in the French Baroque repertoire, makes a welcome and triumphant return to this treasure trove of musical delights. For their first release on harmonia mundi, Sébastien Daucé and the Ensemble Correspondances present a sumptuous interpretation of the six-voice motets composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for the House of Guise. These works, which include the Litanies de la Vierge and the Miserere, are masterworks that exemplify Charpentier’s influence on the music of the Grand Siècle. The creative genius and intense fervor of this deeply spiritual music display the blend of French and Italian flavors that were his hallmark.

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AUGUST 2013

The Phoenix Rising Stile Antico harmonia mundi • HMU 807572 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo Multi-channel / DSD Among the many endeavors funded by the Carnegie UK Trust (a group that is celebrating its centenary), their publication of an anthology entitled Tudor Church Music in the 1920s transformed the musical life of an entire nation. For the first time, a significant body of the greatest Tudor compositions became accessible to scholars, performers and listeners alike. On The Phoenix Rising, the acclaimed choral ensemble Stile Antico presents a varied selection of the finest pieces from the collection in a program centered around William Byrd’s masterful five-part mass.

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“Some of the most stunning, beautiful and moving choral singing I have ever heard.” -AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

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Passion & Resurrection harmonia mundi • HMU 807555 (093046755560)

“The future of serious, unhyped, technically polished, stylistically attuned, and musically affecting choral performance.” -CLASSICS TODAY

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CLASSICAL

AUGUST 2013

Wells Cathedral Choir Matthew Owens Jonathan Vaughn (organ) Hyperion • CDA 67909 IMPORT Under the inspirational direction of Matthew Owens, Wells Cathedral Choir has made a specialty of the performance of contemporary sacred music. The choir has commissioned works from many composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan and Judith Bingham. This album features first recordings of a number of Bingham’s sacred choral works. The living relationship between the composer and the musicians is clear from the vivid, committed performances given by the children and gentlemen of the choir. Also included is an extensive work for solo organ, Christmas Past.

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MacMillan: Choral Music Hyperion • CDA 67867 (034571178677)

“The choir is, in a word, magnificent. Singing with impressive self-assurance... even when the technical skills involved are extraordinarily demanding.” —INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

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Bingham Choral Music


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AUGUST 2013

[PRIORITY RELEASE] Alina Ibragimova (violin) Cédric Tiberghien (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67911

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IMPORT Hyperion welcomes back the duo of Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien for a double album of Schubert’s complete music for violin and piano. Their intelligence and technical prowess, seamless and intimate connection as performers and profound understanding of the music combine for magical performances. While still in his teens, Schubert wrote four works for violin and piano that could have been given the label ‘Sonata,’ yet none of the four was published with that title. The first three, completed in 1816, bear instead the designation of ‘Sonatina,’ perhaps to appeal to the amateur market. But these are highly accomplished works by the teenage composer that hint at compositions yet to come. The program also includes the Violin Sonata in A major, D574, the Rondo in B minor and the Fantasy in C major. Written in the last year of Schubert’s life, the Fantasy is truly a masterpiece and the composer’s greatest achievement in this genre, combining poignancy with sheer joy in life itself.

“Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien possess the rare gift of being able to recreate on disc the same captivating spontaneity and musical intensity that distinguishes their concerts.”

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—CLASSIC FM

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Ravel: Music for Violin & Piano Hyperion • CDA 67820 (034571178202)

“A must hear recital.” —GRAMOPHONE

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Schubert Violin Sonatas D384, D385, D408 & D574, Rondo in B minor, Fantasy in C Major, Sei mir gegrüsst!


CLASSICAL

AUGUST 2013

The Brabant Ensemble Stephen Rice Hyperion • CDA 67913 IMPORT The Brabant Ensemble continues their investigation into unknown jewels of the Renaissance, researched by their director Stephen Rice and recorded with equal amounts of passion and erudition by the young singers of the group. Cipriano de Rore was and is principally known as a madrigal composer. This recording presents some of the least well-known works in de Rore’s output. It contains two mass settings based on French chansons, Missa a note negre on a composition by Rore himself, and Missa Doulce mémoire, which takes one of the sixteenth century’s greatest hits as its inspiration. Also included are three motets. Fratres: Scitote is apparently a unique instance of composition to its text: Saint Paul here tells the story of the Last Supper, in which Jesus takes bread, blesses and distributes it, and thereby institutes the ritual of Holy Communion.

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Palestrina: Missa Ad coenam Agni Hyperion • CDA 67978 (034577179780)

“The singers enliven the texture with their nuanced renderings...” —BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

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Rore Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre


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AUGUST 2013

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Rachmaninov Piano Trios Moscow Rachmaninov Trio Hyperion • CDA 55431 Previously Available as CDA 67178 (034571171784) Deleted December 2010

Time Stands Still

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Emma Kirkby (soprano) Anthony Rooley (lute) Hyperion • CDA 55462

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Mantovani Huit moments musicaux, Cing piéces pour Paul Klee, Suonare, D’une seule voix, All’ungarese

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Claire Désert (piano) Trio Wanderer Mirare • MIR 159 IMPORT French composer Bruno Mantovani draws his inspiration from musical works of the past, from which he fashions thoroughly modern objects. This recording presents five pieces for strings Price Code: A24 and piano that “refer” to music of Franz Schubert, Béla (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) Bartók, Maurice Ravel, and the most musicianly of all painters, Paul Klee. These richly inventive works are in no sense pastiches or variations, but genuinely contemporary interpretations of masterpieces of musical and artistic history. Performed here by Trio Wanderer and pianist Claire Désert, these fascinating and accessible chamber works offer a wealth of musical delights.

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AUGUST 2013

Albéniz Iberia, Cantos de Espana, Prelude, Mallorca, Rumores de la Caleta

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD Scholars and audiences alike consider Iberia to be a marvel of the piano repertoire - a work Price Code: 2A18 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $37.98) that presents Albéniz as a true heir to Chopin and Liszt. The great Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha was a major exponent of the music of her country. Her performance of Iberia highlights the work’s flamenco roots, exploring its expressive luxuriance, Debussyian colors and oriental harmonies typical of the gypsy repertoire. Also heard here is Arbos’s orchestration of five pieces from Iberia, featuring Manuel Rosenthal leading the Paris Opera Orchestra. To complete the disc, French pianist Jean-Joël Barbier, a master of the Spanish and French repertoire, performs a selection of Albéniz’s solo piano works.

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Brahms Piano Sonatas Nos.1 & 2, Variations on a Hungarian Song Op.21/2, Klavierstücke Op.118 Nos.3 & 6, Op.119 No.3 Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Praga • PRD 350080 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD Over the course of his long and successful career, the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter made Price Code: A25 his likes and dislikes well known. He favored live (Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) over studio recordings, and carefully chose the works he performed, often avoiding staples of the repertoire and sometimes the entire output of a particular composer. Apparently, in spite of his legendary recording of the second concerto, Johannes Brahms was not a Richter favorite. This recording makes one wonder why - as the insightful readings of these solo works seem every bit as ‘legendary’ as his playing on the concerto.

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Alicia de Larrocha (piano), Jean-Joël Barbier (piano) Paris National Opera Orchestra, Manuel Rosenthal Praga • PRD 350075


CLASSICAL

AUGUST 2013

Debussy Images, Prélude à L’après-midi d’un Faune, La Boite à Joujoux

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD On this Praga SACD, Manuel Rosenthal conducts the Orchestre du Théatre National Price Code: A25 de l’Opéra de Paris in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après(Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) midi d’un faune and the symphonic suite Images, with its surprisingly successful evocation of Spanish culture, despite Debussy’s limited knowledge of the country. Even the great Manuel de Falla was surprised by its authenticity. Also included is a performance of La Boîte a Joujoux, Debussy’s lavish ballet for a children’s puppet show, featuring the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet. Astoundingly, this work was written during the same period as his Three Poems of Mallarmé.

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Lalo Le Roi d’Ys Overture, Symphonie Espagnole Op.21, Concerto Russe Op.29 Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet Isaac Stern (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Gérard Poulet (violin), Czech Radio Symphony, Vladimír Válek Praga • PRD 350094

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD This disc presents violinist Gérard Poulet and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra’s Price Code: A25 “rehabilitation” of Edouard Lalo’s Concerto (Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) Russe, which was written for violinist Pablo de Sarasate in 1880. Sarasate was instead fond of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, which is performed here by violinist Isaac Stern accompanied by Eugene Ormandy leading the Philadelphia Orchestra. The work is less of a symphony than an instrumental suite of lyrical scenes for violin and orchestra. This release also includes the overture to Le Roi d’Ys, a now forgotten opera that dwells on the power of both human passion and the sea, performed by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

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Lucien Lavaillotte (flute) Paris National Opera Orchestra, Manuel Rosenthal Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet Praga • PRD 350093


CLASSICAL

AUGUST 2013

L’Art de Joseph Keilberth Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Joseph Keilberth Tahra • TAH 742 IMPORT As a conductor, Joseph Keilberth belonged to the “old school,” which distinguished itself from younger generations by focusing on climbing Price Code: A18 the career ladder in the same opera house. His (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98) friendship with Hans Pfitzner significantly affected his vision of interpretation, which was devoid of all theatrical effects. The sound he produced under his baton was brilliant but never storming or thundering, and he didn’t let himself go to exaggerating details. From his work with several German radio orchestras, sprang these live recordings of Beethoven and Brahms from 1962.

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In Memoriam Beethoven Symphony No.8, Piano Sonata No.29 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Felix Weingartner Tahra • TAH 751 IMPORT One of the great conductors of the twentieth century, Felix Weingartner was a student of Franz Liszt. From 1908 to 1911 he was the Price Code: A18 principal conductor of the Vienna Hofoper, (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98) succeeding Gustav Mahler and he retained the conductorship of the Vienna Philharmonic until 1927. Weingartner was the first to make commercial recordings of all nine Beethoven symphonies. His conducting style contrasted with the romantic approach of many of his contemporaries; Weingartner insisted on playing the music as written. These two Beethoven recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic come from his extensive discography that he recorded between 1910 and 1940. The recording features Symphony No.8 and Weingartner’s own orchestration of the Hammerklavier Sonata.

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Brahms Symphony No.4


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AUGUST 2013

Spaces & Spheres: Intuitive Music

IMPORT In February 2008, five musician friends met at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps: Markus Stockhausen, Tara Bouman, Stefano Price Code: A24 Scodanibbio, Fabrizio Ottaviucci and Mark (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) Nauseef. Their intent was to make a recording of Intuitive Music: a music that is fleeting – since it is only intended for the moment – but nevertheless deserves documentation. For four days, they played together, without music or prior discussion. The rules of this intuitive ensembleplaying had to do with discovering, listening intensely, responding, contrasting, and constructing – but with everything in real time.

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Andre Piano Music S1 for two piano, Un-fini III, iv 11a, iv 11b, Contrapunctus, iv 1 Tomoko Hemmi (piano) Yukiko Sugawara (piano) Wergo • WER 6783 IMPORT The piano works of Mark Andre are founded on his intensive examination of the fleeting phenomenon of sound reverberation and decay. Price Code: A24 His fading sounds can take numerous forms; (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) there might be a thick cluster that reverberates on a single string, or a single note that causes the entire landscape of strings to resonate. On this recording, Tomoko Hemmi and Yukiko Sugawara interpret Andre’s experimental constructions, focusing on his more recent pieces which seem softer and more playful, although here, too, the intrinsic logic and necessity of every transition and development has been closely scrutinized.

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Various Artists Wergo • WER 6764


AMERICANA

AUGUST 2013

McCamy’s Old-Time Rendez-vous Frémeaux • FA 585 IMPORT File in: Americana The inspiration for this musical shindig springs from the foggy mists of mid-nineteenth century Appalachia. With tunes hailing from Kentucky to Mississippi, McCamy’s Old-Time Rendez-vous resurrects the shadows of dueling gentlemen, lovers lost and cash on the barrelhead, taking us to the very heart of a musical culture steeped in old Europe and an enslaved African past. Vintage Americana is an invitation to a country hoedown and a journey to the heart of popular American music. Coming from a Scots/American background Ian McCamy’s roots are deeply anchored in musical traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. From Scotland to Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, these ancestral paths are the core of his inspiration and are directly reflected in his personal style of fiddling.

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“Jigs, reels, waltzes and also jazzy/country escapades with strong songs. The fiddle is brilliant, the accordion furious, the whole band has a diabolic energy. It is wickedly good.”

August 2013

—TRAD MAGAZINE

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COUNTRY

AUGUST 2013

Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits

IMPORT File in: Country In the late 1950s and the ‘60s, country music was essentially a singles medium. This album, first released in 1967, collects a dozen of Patsy Cline’s biggest hits including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Sweet Dreams (Of You),” “Crazy,” and “I Fall to Pieces.” Producer Owen Bradley surrounds Cline’s full-throated, emotionally charged vocals with lush, sophisticated arrangements that set the standard for Nashville’s “countrypolitan” sound. Before Shania Twain found a new (though not necessarily improved) way to combine country and pop in the 1990s, this was the top-selling country album of all time by a female artist. Analogue Productions’ SACD transfer is taken directly from the master tapes, providing the best possible sound.

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“Patsy Cline changed not only country music forever, but affected the world of pop as well.”

August 2013

—ALL MUSIC

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WORLD

AUGUST 2013

Serge Gainsbourg Le Chant du Monde • 2742250 IMPORT File in: World / France Serge Gainsbourg both charmed us and repelled us, which made him a familiar enigma, Price Code: 2A12 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) a dazzling mystery. Simultaneously Jekyll and Hyde, shy and provocative, modest yet exhibitionist, masculine and feminine, he represents the two extremes of desire and natural urges. Gainsbourg is almost unique in French music. Only he and Léo Ferré developed their own texts and their arrangements to such an extent. Gainsbourg wrote and composed not as an author or a musician would, but like a painter. He used words, notes and instruments as he would have done colors and paintbrushes.

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Chansons Réalistes - Le Siècle d’Or Boris Vian Le Chant du Monde • 2742252 IMPORT File in: World / France Boris Vian did not have the time to enjoy his moment in the sun. No sooner was he dead and Price Code: 2A12 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) buried than his songs began their inexorable rise to immortality. “Le Déserteur” was sung by all the pacifists on earth (Joan Baez and Peter Paul & Mary, among others). In France, he inspired various artists such as Jacques Higelin, and above all, Serge Gainsbourg, who always claimed Vian was his main source of inspiration. The small selection of songs presented here, whether they are sung by Vian himself or other performers, demonstrates his incredible modernity, as if their author (and perhaps therein lies the rub) was very much ahead of his time.

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Le Poinçonneur des Lilas - Le Siècle d’Or


WORLD

AUGUST 2013

[PRIORITY RELEASE] Juan Carmona World Village • 479081 IMPORT File in: Flamenco Seldom has an album lived up so well to its name. With each track, crafted with the utmost care and featuring a whole host of superb guest stars, Juan Carmona blends the flamenco music so dear to his heart with flavors of jazz and world music. At times very outward-looking, at times introspective, with Alchemya he brings his art to a new level and paints a bold self-portrait underpinned by rich variety, freedom, the pleasure of new discovery and exceptionally high standards. Carmona truly is an alchemist who has found the philosopher’s stone by focusing on the music alone.

D14opw6c) *%@^s Price Code: A18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)

“As much virtuoso as showman...” -Chicago TRIBUNE

Also available August 2013

El sentido del aire Chant du Monde • 2741748 (794881928521)

“Juan Carmona has created yet another beautiful disc, full of ideas and imagination.” -SONGLINES

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Concert Calendar • CLASSICAL

Artists Maria Bachmann Kristian Bezuidenhout

Label Orange Mountain harmonia mundi

Jonathan Biss

Onyx

Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer Iestyn Davies The English Concert Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Isabelle Faust

Channel Classics Hyperion harmonia mundi harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

Gerald Finley

Hyperion

Iván Fischer Freiburger Barockorchester Susan Graham Jean-Guihen Queyras

Channel Classics harmonia mundi Onyx harmonia mundi

Marc-André Hamelin Pablo Heras-Casado

Hyperion harmonia mundi

Alina Ibragimova Olga Kern Paul Lewis

Hyperion harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

London Symphony Orchestra/Haitink Jon Manasse

LSO Live harmonia mundi

Andrew Manze

harmonia mundi

Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev

Mariinsky

Jon Nakamatsu

harmonia mundi

The Orlando Consort San Francisco Symphony/Tilson Thomas Daniil Trifonov

harmonia mundi SFS Media Mariinsky

Shai Wosner Joyce Yang

Onyx harmonia mundi

Haochen Zhang

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Date Aug 4 Feb 21 Feb 27 Aug 6 Aug 17 Jan 17 Aug 11, 13 & 15 Oct 20 Feb 2 Nov 10 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 17 Feb 9 Feb 11 Feb 13 Nov 21 Feb 4 Aug 7, 15, 21 & 24 Oct 19 Oct 20 Jan 27 Oct 3-6, 10-12 Oct 23 Nov 18 Jan 23-24 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 29 Nov 10 Oct 20-21 Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 2-3 Dec 17-21 Oct 2 Oct 10, 11, & 15 Aug 18 Aug 21 Nov 16 Nov 13-14 Aug 22 Jan 30-31 Feb 1 Feb 6 Feb 9 Aug 1, 4 & 5 Aug 3 Aug 7 Aug 14, 16 Sep 5-7 Oct 3 Oct 4-6 Oct 26-27 Nov 15 Dec 12-14 Aug 2

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City Chatham Boston New York La Jolla Saratoga Springs New York New York New York New York New York New York New York Lenox Baltimore Philadelphia New York New York New York Santa Fe Los Angeles Los Angeles New York San Francisco New York New York Forth Worth New York City New York Los Angeles Atlanta New York South Yarmouth Dennis Chatham New York New York Chicago New York South Yarmouth Chatham New York City New York Lenox San Francisco San Francisco New York Chicago Santa Fe Vail Sun Valley La Jolla Nashville Southern Pines Raleigh Wichita Asheville Costa Mesa Wellfleet

State MA MA NY CA NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY MA MD PA NY NY NY NM CA CA NY CA NY NY TX NY NY CA GA NY MA MA MA NY NY IL NY MA MA NY NY MA CA CA NY IL NM CO ID CA TN NC NC KS NC CA MA

Venue First Congregational Church Boston Early Music Festival Zankel Hall MCASD Sherwood Auditorium Saratoga Performing Arts Center Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Lincoln Center: Rose Theater Zankel Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Avery Fisher Hall Avery Fisher Hall Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Koussevitzky Music Shed Shriver Hall Kimmel Center: Perelman Theater Zankel Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater The Santa Fe Opera Ambassador Auditorium Royce Hall Zankel Hall Davies Symphony Hall Weill Recital Hall Zankel Hall Kimbell Art Museum Avery Fisher Hall Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Hollywood Bowl Spivey Hall Avery Fisher Hall Cultural Center of Cape Cod Union Church First Congregational Church Avery Fisher Hall Avery Fisher Hall Symphony Center Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Cultural Center of Cape Cod First Congregational Church Church of St. Mary the Virgin Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Ozawa Hall Davies Symphony Hall Davies Symphony Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Symphony Center St. Francis Auditorium Vail Mountain School Sun Valley Pavilion Sherwood Auditorium Schermerhorn Symphony Center Pinecrest High School Meymandi Concert Hall Century II Performing Arts Center Asheville Unitarian Church Segerstrom Center for the Arts First Congregational Church


Label World Village

Ahmad Jamal

Jazz Village

Catherine Russell

World Village

Omar Sosa

Otá

Chucho Valdés

Jazz Village

António Zambujo

World Village

Date Aug 3-4 Aug 8 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 23 Sep 21 Sep 1 Sep 19-21 Sep 27-28 Oct 12 Sep 7 Nov 1 Nov 8-9 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 12 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 14 Jan 30 Feb 2 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 8

City Hillsdale Herndon Philadelphia New York New London Ridgefield Boston Maynard Northampton Truro Fort Wayne Washington Detroit New York Pittsburgh Davis Arcadia Schenectady New York Lewisburg Germantown Phoenix San Francisco Santa Cruz Portland Seattle Golden Detroit Ann Arbor Minneapolis New York Bethesda Philadelphia Stanford Houston Los Angeles San Francisco San Francisco Pittsburgh Philadelphia Germantown Fayetteville St. Louis New York

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State NY VA PA NY CT CT MA MA MA MA IN DC MI NY PA CA CA NY NY WV MD AZ CA CA OR WA CO MI MI MN NY MD PA CA TX CA CA CA PA PA TN AR MO NY

Venue Dodds Farm Frying Pan Farm Park Allons Danser Let's Zydeco at Connolly's Hygienic Art Park Ballard Park Museum of Fine Arts Maynard Library Concert in the Park Iron Horse Payomet Performing Arts Center Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Detroit Jazz Festival Lincoln Center: Rose Theater Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Mondavi Center Pasadena Pops: L.A. County Arboretum Unitarian Church Jazz at Lincoln Center: Allen Room Carnegie Hall Black Rock Center for Performing Arts Tempe Center for the Arts SF Jazz Center Kuumbwa Jazz Center Mission Theater Kirkland Performance Center Mount Vernon Country Club Detroit Institute of Arts Kerrytown Concert House Dakota Jazz Club MIST Harlem Bethesda Blues and Jazz Montgomery County Community College Stanford University: Bing Concert Hall Miller Outdoor Theatre Hollywood Bowl SFJazz Fest SFJazz Fest Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Zellerbach Theatre Germantown Performing Arts Centre Walton Arts Center Sheldon Concert Hall Zankel Hall

Concert Calendar • POPULAR

Artists C.J. Chenier


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