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West Side Story is an evergreen treasure of American music. Leonard Bernstein’s protégé Michael Tilson Thomas leads a new recording of the complete Broadway score that stars Cheyenne Jackson as Tony and Alexandra Silber as Maria and is offered on premium audio Hybrid SACD (p.21). Jazz Village ventures into new territory with Lucky Peterson’s The Son of a Bluesman, an album of modern blues with a red-hot groove (p.24). Peterson’s release is also available on vinyl with three bonus tracks (p.25). For vinyl junkies, this month’s releases feature three more titles including Ahmad Jamal’s Blue Moon, Ibrahim Maalouf’s Illusions, and Melingo’s Linyera (p.25). Our key classical priority is Marc-André Hamelin’s new Hyperion disc of music by Schumann and Janácek. Every Hamelin release is an event, and this one is yet another jewel in his crown (p.12). Also on Hyperion are a disc of French Baroque arias by soprano Carolyn Sampson (p.13) and music from the Hapsburg court featuring vocal ensemble Cinquecento (p.14). Delphian regulars Concerto Caledonia offer a fascinating early-music release exploring the music of Tobias Hume (p.8), and worthy of special note is a collection of ten reissues on La Dolce Volta featuring the Talich Quartet, who are celebrating fifty years as a group (p.16).

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“A devastatingly bleak and moving account... Finley is a marvel...” —AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

Schubert: Late Piano Sonatas Paul Lewis harmonia mundi • HMC 902165

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Mahler: Symphony No.5 Budapest Festival, Iván Fischer Channel • CS SA 34213

Schubert: Winterreise Gerald Finley, Julius Drake Hyperion • CDA 68034

Accent Aparté APO APR Channel Delphian harmonia mundi Hyperion La Dolce Volta Orange Mountain Praga Wergo

“This great performance is worthy of comparison with Bernstein’s DG reading, only in spectacular sound. ”

“Immensely affecting... among the recorded piano achievements of our time... it’s brilliant.”

—STEREOPHILE

—THE BUFFALO NEWS

COMING NEXT MONTH Angela Hewitt’s Mozart series continues Mozart: Piano Concertos Angela Hewitt Hyperion • CDA 68049

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Hyperion is delighted to present Angela Hewitt’s third volume of Mozart piano concertos. For this recording she is joined by her compatriots the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada and frequent collaborator Hannu Lintu for sparklingly stylish renditions of Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos.22 and 24. Both of these works were written between December 1785 and March 1786.

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CLASSICAL

JUNE 2014

HANDEL Siroe, Re di Persia

IMPORT Betrayal, revenge, inheritance conflicts and forbidden love at the Persian court – in 1728 this explosive mixture inspired Handel to compose the opera Siroe, Re di Persia, one of his last compositions for the Royal Academy of Music at the King’s Theatre. Handel based his work on the libretto by the famous poet Pietro Metastasio. In its first season Siroe was performed on eighteen successive evenings, but it was never subsequently revived in Handel’s lifetime. This recording from the Göttingen Festival features a top-rank cast performing under the musical direction of Laurence Cummings.

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Also available Handel: Complete Italian Cantatas Accent • ACC 24249 (4015023242494)

“Nolte is quite fluent in the runs, some of which are horrendously difficult, and for tackling them he deserves praise...” —INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW 3

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Anna Dennis (soprano), Aleksandra Zamojska (soprano), Yosemeh Adjei (countertenor), Lisandro Abadie (bass), Ross Ramgobin (bass), FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings Accent • ACC 26401


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BUXTEHUDE Sonatas with Cornett

IMPORT In between improvisation and the relatively precise performance notation found in the early seventeenth century was the musical arrangement. Price Code: A22 Composers of the time had no compunction (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) about using someone else’s thematic material; this was seen as a tribute. Dieterich Buxtehude, like many of his contemporaries, assigned the cornett an important role in his concertante vocal music. For this album, William Dongois has selected some of Buxtehude’s sonatas for violin, viol and continuo and adapted them for cornett, sackbut and concertante organ.

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Le Concert Brisé, William Dongois Accent • ACC 24291

LEON Early Electronic Works - Nommos Visiting

IMPORT Nommos Visiting is an electronic work based in speculative fiction, written in 1979 by American composer Craig Leon. It was inspired by a 1970s Price Code: A21 New York exhibition devoted to the art of the (Suggested Retail Price: $21.98) Dogon people of Mali. The Dogon are renowned for their cosmogony. Their art evokes their religious belief that they were visited by extraterrestrial visitors called as the Nommos - amphibian humanoids from the region of the double star Sirius. Leon explains, “It was an attempt to imagine the music that the Nommos brought with them to Earth from their home planet, thereby influencing the development of our own music.”

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Craig Leon (synthesizer) Aparté • AP 083


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MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner APO • CAPC 2201 SA

Earl Wild (piano), Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler APO • CAPC 2367 SA

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DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ 3-Channel Stereo/ DSD Analogue Productions presents two more SACD remasters of sonic and musical blockbusters from RCA’s legendary Living Stereo series. Recorded in 1957 at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, the unbeatable combo of Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony are featured in a classic reading of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The second release stars The Boston Pops led by Arthur Fiedler and pianist Earl Wild in a program of works by George Gershwin. The audio for both was sourced from the original analog session tapes.

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A Matthay Miscellany - Rare and Unissued Recordings by Tobias Matthay and his Pupils Tobias Matthay (piano) APR • APR 6014

Arthur de Greef - Solo & Concerto Recordings Arthur de Greef (piano) APR • APR 7401

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IMPORT This final volume of APR’s Matthay Pupils series presents most of his remaining students who left recordings, as well as the few discs Matthay himself made. Of particular interest is a selection from the almost unknown AFMC label which was affiliated to Matthay’s school and featured many of its staff. Also included are recently discovered unpublished Irene Scharrer recordings which add considerably to her discography. Belgian pianist Arthur de Greef studied with Franz Liszt and also became a close friend of Grieg, who strongly admired his playing. He was a mainstay of the HMV catalogue in the 1920s and this set brings together for the first time his complete recordings.

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Dana Zemtsov (viola) Channel Classics • CCS SA 35714 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Winner of numerous competitions and enjoying an outstanding solo career, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising violists of her generation. Unlike other stringed instruments, the viola repertoire has not been as thoroughly explored. This colorful anthology of music for solo viola, which contains a selection of challenging works, helps to remedy that situation. Zemtsov’s début recording avoids the lyrical melodies and heartwarming beauty with which viola music is so often associated. Instead, there are tales of war, perplexed wanderings through obscured labyrinths, intense cries of despair, sour tears of sorrow, and at times an ironic grin.

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Enigma Works for Solo Viola


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JUNE 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] Thomas Walker (tenor), Alison McGillivray (viol), Concerto Caledonia, David McGuinness Delphian • DCD 34140 IMPORT David McGuinness and Concerto Caledonia voyage once more into musical history, and this time the object of their exploration is Tobias Hume, about whose life we know very little. This recording draws on the two books of music Hume published in his lifetime, and ranges from capricious fragments of tunes that celebrate the simple joy of playing the viol, to potent moments of substantial emotional depth. Concerto Caledonia is Scotland’s foremost early music group, bringing to life the classical and traditional music of the nation’s history. This is their fifth recording on Delphian.

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Also available Mackintosh: Airs, Minuets, Gavotts Delphian • DCD 34128 (801918341281)

“This is just the thing to put on when you’re tired from work...” —FANFARE 8

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Captain Tobias Hume A Scottish Soldier HUME Consort Music


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JUNE 2014 BACH Christmas Oratorio

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BACH Cantatas for Solo Alto Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe harmonia mundi • HMC 971644

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SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov (piano) harmonia mundi • HMC 972019

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RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMC 971630


CLASSICAL

JUNE 2014

BENJAMIN Violin Sonatina, Viola Sonata, Three Pieces

IMPORT Lawrence Power is Britain’s greatest living viola player, the true successor to Lionel Tertis and William Primrose. Part of his mission is to perform and record music premiered by those masters of the previous century, including works by York Bowen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Dale, William Walton and, here, Arthur Benjamin. Benjamin was one of the first Australian musicians to forge an international reputation. His creative output manifests a great variety of idioms and genres, and includes a good number of light-music miniatures, many of them infused with a jazz or Afro-Caribbean flavor. This album, which features Benjamin’s Violin Sonatina and Viola Sonata, displays Power’s remarkable prowess on both violin and viola.

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“Lawrence Power, surely one of the finest viola players of today...” —AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

Also available Shostakovich: Music for viola & piano Hyperion • CDA 67865 (034571178653)

“Power’s performance is, on balance, the most penetrating I have heard...” —INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW 10

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Lawrence Power (viola), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67969


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Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) Hyperion • CDA 68028 IMPORT Pavel Kolesnikov, 2012 Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano, gave his Wigmore Hall debut at the beginning of 2013. Hyperion is delighted to present this brilliant young artist in an album of music by Tchaikovsky. Compared to his symphonies and ballets, Tchaikovsky’s piano music is little-known. It is generally of a much more intimate nature than that of his compatriots, and has more in common with the emotional subtleties of Schumann. The Seasons is a cycle of twelve pieces that takes the listener through the months of the year. Each piece also has an atmospheric epigraph. The Six morceaux conclude with the Thème original et variations, which is often performed alone as a concert piece, but is particularly satisfying in context, as recorded here.

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“It is rare to hear a pianist so attuned to the sound of the instrument...” —THE TELEGRAPH

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TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons, Six morceaux


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[PRIORITY RELEASE] Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Hyperion • CDA 68030 IMPORT Marc-André Hamelin presents a fascinating juxtaposition of two composers who are not obviously musically related, but who are proved on this album to be a felicitous combination. Schumann’s Kinderszenen is a masterpiece and a staple of the concert repertoire. Each piece is as deftly and exquisitely crafted as anything in his more outwardly sophisticated mode. Waldszenen is another collection of miniatures, and Schumann’s last major cycle for solo piano. This deeply Romantic work is no objective foray into the woods, but a very personal reaction to an imagined landscape. Over half a century separates Waldszenen from the first book of Janácek’s On the overgrown path. Janácek’s subject matter is darker and the piano writing is more treacherous, but the result is one of the composer’s most profound and disturbing compositions.

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“Hamelin, a poet among virtuosos, brings sensibility and a brilliant technique in equal measure...” —THE SUNDAY TIMES

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Also available Busoni: Late Piano Music Hyperion • CDA 67951 (034571179513)

“Continually fascinating, especially in Mr. Hamelin’s commanding performances.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES 12

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SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Waldszenen JANÁCEK On the Overgrown Path - Book I


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[PRIORITY RELEASE] Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore Hyperion • CDA 68035 IMPORT This album featuring Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra showcases works written for the foremost soprano of the French Baroque, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his “adorable nightingale.” Fel held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. She inspired some of Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.

“A soloist who places every note with joyous precision, moves from one to another so cleanly, and demonstrates at every turn such intelligent but unfussy musicianship...”

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—GRAMOPHONE

Also available Rameau Regne Amour Hyperion • CDA 67447 (034571174471) “Sampson’s fluid, stylish singing is simply lovely… nobody could fail to be seduced by her performances.” —THE SUNDAY TIMES 13

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A French Baroque Diva Arias for Marie Fel by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville


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[PRIORITY RELEASE] Cinquecento Hyperion • CDA 68053 IMPORT In a departure for the vocal ensemble Cinquecento, they turn to the secular music of the Renaissance masters Philippe de Monte, Jacobus Vaet and Jacob Regnart, whose sacred music they have explored so successfully in previous recordings for Hyperion. Also included are six chansons by Jean Guyot de Châtelet. This collection is both historically fascinating and stunningly performed. The music is beautiful and sensuous, with the polyphonic arts familiar from sacred works of this period now put to the service of earthly emotions.

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“The voices of Cinquecento produce balanced, tuneful, clear and stylish performances.” —BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

Also available Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music Hyperion • CDA 67959 (034571179599) “An exquisite performance that is typical of everything this ensemble does.” —FANFARE 14

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Amorosi pensieri Songs for the Habsburg Court by Philippe de Monte, Jean Guyot, Jacobus Vaet and Jacob Regnart


CLASSICAL

JUNE 2014

WARLOCK Songs

IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 66736 (034571167367) Deleted February 2011 Born in London in 1894, Philip Heseltine – Price Code: A11 (Suggested Retail Price: $11.98) better known by his pseudonym Peter Warlock – was particularly noted for his song settings of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts. Warlock was considered an authority on Elizabethan music and in the course of his life he edited over three hundred Elizabethan and Jacobean lute songs for voice and keyboard or for choir. Rarely have these works been so beautifully and movingly performed on record as in this celebrated album, featuring John Mark Ainsley, accompanied by Roger Vignoles.

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VILLA-LOBOS Sacred Choral Music Missa São Sebastião, Bendita Sabedoria, Praesepe, Cor dulce, cor amabile, Panis angelicus, Sub tuum praesidium, Avé Maria, Pater noster, MagnificatAlleluia Corydon Singers, Matthew Best Hyperion • CDH 55470 IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 66638 (034571166384) Deleted January 2013 This release presents a selection of sacred choral Price Code: A11 (Suggested Retail Price: $11.98) music by Brazil’s most famous composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, performed by one of Hyperion’s best-loved recording groups, the Corydon Singers. Inspired by Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, he wrote his own a cappella Mass, the Missa São Sebastião, which is the featured work on this disc. Also included is a rich selection of sacred motets.

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John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano) Hyperion • CDH 55442


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FEBRUARY 2013 DVORÁK String Quartet No.12, String Quintet Op.97

Released to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary, this series of ten CDs from La Dolce Volta is designed to provide listeners with a varied and colorful musical portrait of the acclaimed Talich Quartet. Each disc has been carefully remastered from the original Calliope label masters and is presented in a double-panel digipack that includes a full-color, 40-page booklet that describes the music and offers an overview of the quartet’s history.

Talich Quartet, Jiri Zigmund (viola) La Dolce Volta • LDV 254

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SMETANA String Quartets Nos.1 & 2 FIBICH String Quartet Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 255 Previously Available as CAL 9332 (794881694525) Deleted April 2007

JANÁCEK String Quartets Nos.1 & 2 SCHULHOFF String Quartet No.1 Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 256

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BRAHMS String Sextets Nos.1 & 2 Talich Quartet, Michal Kanka (cello), Josef Kluson (viola) La Dolce Volta • LDV 253

HAYDN The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

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Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 258 Previously Available as CAL 5250 (794881712120) Deleted December 2007

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50 YEARS OF THE Talich Quartet


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Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 260 Previously Available as CAL 9357 (794881829422) Deleted March 2010

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet Op.57, String Quartet No.8

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.13, Grosse Fuge Op.133

Talich Quartet, Yakov Kasman (piano) La Dolce Volta • LDV 263

Talich Quartet La Dolce Volta • LDV 278

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FIRST RELEASE ON CD MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525, Adagio and Fugue K546, Divertimentos K136-138

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KALLIWODA String Quartets Nos.1-3


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GLASS Symphony No.1 “Low”

The Dublin Guitar Quartet Plays Philip Glass GLASS String Quartets Nos.2-5 (arranged for guitar quartet)

Sinfonieorchester Basel, Dennis Russell Davies Orange Mountain • OMM 0095

Dublin Guitar Quartet Orange Mountain • OMM 0092

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DOMESTIC This release from Orange Mountain Music features the Dublin Guitar Quartet performing string quartets by Philip Glass on classical guitars. The quartet performed in Ireland with Glass in 2008 and later produced a YouTube video performing Glass’s String Quartet No.3. The video was seen by Orange Mountain Music and the label immediately resolved to collaborate with the group. The recital presents Glass’s quartets Nos.2, 3, 4 and 5 in arrangements by the members of the group themselves. The transcriptions are thoughtful adaptations that show unusual insight and understanding of the music. Orange Mountain Music also presents a new recording by the Sinfonieorchester Basel of Philip Glass’s Symphony No.1, subtitled Low, a work based on the music of popular music artists David Bowie & Brian Eno. Composed in 1992, Glass took his departure from Bowie & Eno’s beautiful melodies in crafting a three-movement symphony. This new recording, only the second set to disc, is conducted by Glass champion Dennis Russell Davies and offers a shimmering rendition of the work.

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LISZT Piano Sonata in B Minor, Transcendental Études

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Mono & Stereo/ DSD This SACD remastering from Praga’s Reminiscences series features pianist Sviatoslav Richter playing Price Code: A23 solo works by Franz Liszt. Richter’s concert (Suggested Retail Price: $23.98) programs often included major works by Liszt, and his interpretations of these works often rivaled those of Horowitz, Arrau and Gilels. On this release, Richter’s powerful and important Liszt legacy is revealed in the best possible sound quality.

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WAGNER Orchestral Music Wilhelm Furtwängler, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Praga • PRD 350107 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Mono & Stereo/ DSD This SACD release, part of Praga’s Reminiscences series of remastered historic recordings, features Price Code: A23 music of Richard Wagner performed by one of (Suggested Retail Price: $23.98) his most famous exponents, conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler. It offers listeners a musical portrait from a time when Wagner’s music was only beginning to emerge from a cloud of war. The glowing sound of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Furtwängler reflects the mood and content of Wagner’s magical music perfectly.

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Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Praga • PRD 350078


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DVORÁK String Quartets Nos.10 & 11

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD With this release, the Zemlinsky Quartet’s cycle of the complete String Quartets of Dvorák Price Code: A24 for Praga is now complete. These talented Czech (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) musicians grasp the Slavonic idiom innately, offering performances that present a careful balance between the music’s folk and classical influences. Included here are the 10th and 11th quartets (not the 13th, as noted on the inlay).

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Zemlinsky Quartet Praga • PRD 250305

Liebeslieder • Love Songs

IMPORT During preparations for their 25th anniversary in 2010, the Ensemble Recherche came to the conclusion that the “theme” for their celebration Price Code: 2A17 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $35.98) should be songs of love. After discovering there were so few modern examples, the group commissioned works from various composer friends. The response from the invited composers was strong. Thirty love songs are included in this set, but still more are in progress. Accordingly, the list of composers for this love song cycle reads like a “Who’s Who” of new music and the compositions are as varied as the personalities of the participating artists.

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JUNE 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] West Side Story (Complete Broadway Score)

DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD File in: Musicals / Broadway Broadway, film and television superstar Cheyenne Jackson stars as Tony and Alexandra Silber is Maria in this new production of Leonard Bernstein’s beloved musical, West Side Story. Featuring the talents of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the GRAMMY® award winning San Francisco Symphony, this live recording is offered in multi-channel Super-Audio and its deluxe package includes a full-color booklet with extensive photos and other fascinating information. This must-have album is the latest treasure in the orchestra’s SFS Media label catalog.

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CHEYENNE JACKSON IN CONCERT JULY 24 & 25 San Francisco Symphony

“It may prove to be the most significant recording of the show since the Original Broadway cast.” —THE HUFFINGTON POST

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Cheyenne Jackson (vocals), Alexandra Silber (vocals), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas SFS Media • SFS 0059


JAZZ

JUNE 2014

Saxophone Colossus

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Sonny Rollins APO • CPRJ 7079 SA DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Mono/ DSD File in: Jazz The release of Saxophone Colossus was a pivotal moment in the career of saxophone great Sonny Rollins. Its hard-swinging invention, humor and tender balladry inspired critics and fans alike and solidified Rollins’s position as one of the influential forces in the jazz of the ‘50s. The contributions of Tommy Flanagan’s elegant swing, Doug Watkins’s steady lift, and Max Roach’s superbly musical accompaniment and soloing make this a landmark album and a desert-island disc for jazz aficionados. Available again on Analogue Productions SACD for the first time in many years, this audiophilequality remastering offers listeners the very finest in sound quality.

“One of the titans...”

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Taylor’s Wailers

West Side Story

Arthur Taylor APO • CPRJ 7117 SA

Oscar Peterson Trio APO • CVRJ 8454 SA

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Price Code: A40 (Suggested Retail Price: $40.98)

Price Code: A40 (Suggested Retail Price: $40.98)

IMPORT File in: Jazz In 1956, drummer Art Taylor formed a group called Taylor’s Wailers. Donald Byrd and Charlie Rouse were members of the working group that debuted at The Pad, a Greenwich Village nightclub on Sheridan Square. In 1957, Taylor recorded the Wailers for Prestige, adding the alto saxophone of Jackie McLean to the front line. This audiophile SACD remaster from Analogue Productions allows every nuance of this superb album to be heard more clearly than ever before. One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his swinging signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, “a delight to hear again,” and earning him a GRAMMY® nomination.

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BLUES

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[PRIORITY RELEASE] Lucky Peterson Jazz Village • JV 570035 IMPORT File in: Blues Lucky Peterson is considered one of the preeminent blues artists of the modern era. A child prodigy, at the age of six he scored a national R&B hit with the Willie Dixon-produced “1-2-3-4,” which landed him appearances on both the Tonight Show and the Ed Sullivan Show. Following stints with Little Milton and Bobby Bland, Peterson launched his solo career and never looked back. In addition to his extensive catalog on Alligator, Blue Note, Evidence JSP and Verve, he’s also teamed up with such luminaries as Albert Collins, Etta James, B.B. King, Otis Rush and Mavis Staples. Peterson’s début on Jazz Village, The Son of a Bluesman, pays tribute to his father, James Peterson, who owned a blues club in Buffalo called The Governor’s Inn where all the greats used to play. Recorded in Dallas, The Son of a Bluesman mixes originals and inspired covers in a poetic blend of darkness and light, all supported by an irrepressible groove.

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“This virtuoso showman is made happy by the blues.” —THE INDEPENDENT

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VINYL

JUNE 2014 The Son of a Bluesman

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Lucky Peterson Jazz Village • JV 33570038

Price Code: 2A16 (2 LP Set, Suggested Retail Price: $33.98)

File in: Jazz

180 Gram Vinyl; Extended Version 4 Bonus Tracks; Includes Download Card

BONUS TRACKS

Blue Moon

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Ahmad Jamal Jazz Village • JV 33570040

Price Code: 2A16 (2 LP Set, Suggested Retail Price: $33.98)

File in: Jazz

180 Gram Vinyl; Includes Download Card

Illusions

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Ibrahim Maalouf M’ister Productions • IBM 88

Price Code: 2A19 (2 LP Set, Suggested Retail Price: $39.98)

File in: Jazz

180 Gram Vinyl

Linyera

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Melingo World Village • 33479095 File in: World / South America / Argentina

Price Code: 2A15 (2 LP Set, Suggested Retail Price: $31.98) 180 Gram Vinyl; Extended Version 2 Bonus Tracks; Includes Download Card

BONUS TRACKS

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WORLD

JUNE 2014

Kumushki Pjut

IMPORT File in: World / Europe / Russia Volga is a project rooted in the Moscow music scene. It successfully combines experimental Price Code: A23 electronics, contemporary dance rhythms and (Suggested Retail Price: $23.98) Russian folklore. Pagan psychedelia, shamanism, melodies and lyrics from ancient times combined with urban aesthetics and video art are the essential components of Volga’s performances. Some might say Volga is the sound of the Middle Ages erupting in our times. Others might object by saying that this is the third millennium speaking to us in the language of the Russian Middle Ages. Just as the central Russian river of the same name unites 200 streams, this band merges together so many musical currents and tides that it magically develops into a new kind of life-giving riverbed.

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Volga Asphalt Tango • ATR 4814

Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe

IMPORT File in: World / Africa / Algeria This album by Lili Boniche, which enjoys a kind of ‘cult’ status in world music circles, is Price Code: A11 available again at a special price, with the added (Suggested Retail Price: $11.98) bonus of three previously unreleased tracks. One of the cornerstone releases of modern Arab-Andalusian music, Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe features music infused with the heady aromas of the spice markets and the scents of the Mediterranean, here the rumba of Algiers, there the festive chaabi.

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Lili Boniche World Village • 479094


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