Page 1






Accords-Croisés Actes Sud Ad Vitam Agogique Ambronay Aparté APO APR Archie Ball Armide Asphalt Tango Black Saint/Soul Note Bonsaï Channel Classics Chant du Monde Classic Records Contre-Jour Daqui Dawn of Freedom Delphian Discograph Dog My Cat Doumtak Ducale Dutton East Meets West Eloquentia First Hand Fedora FRA Musica Gimell Gloriae Dei Cantores Gramercy Park Music harmonia mundi Helicon

Page 23 Page 28 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33

HighNote Howe Records Hyperion Institut du Monde Arabe Jazz Village K617 King’s College La Dolce Volta Long Distance Loreley LSO Live Mariinsky Mélisande Mirare M’ister Productions Ocora Onyx Classics Opella Nova Opera Rara Orange Mountain Otá Paradizo Philharmonia Baroque Praga Radio France RCOC Savant SFS Media Signature Spirit of America Tahra Testament Wergo World Village Ysayë


Wholesale & Retail

Tel: (705) 930-5516 Fax: (866) 336-0110 Email:

Press & Radio


“Whether you like delicacy and details, virtuosic sizzle or mindexpanding sonic stimuli, This Just In, from the young guitarist Gilad Hekselman, delivers the goods.”

Border-Free Chucho Valdés Jazz Village • JV 570016

Jazz World Soundtrack Rock

Two important débuts highlight the harmonia mundi label’s releases. Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Freiburger Barockorchester in a disc of Schubert symphonies (p.11), while Marin Alsop presents world première recordings of music by American composer Kevin Puts (p.13). Also on harmonia mundi, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Elgar (p.10) and collectors will enjoy a collection of Baroque opera excerpts entitled Furie terribili (p.12). On Hyperion, Howard Shelley is the soloist for volume 61 of the Romantic Piano Concerto series (p.17) while Angela Hewitt plays solo piano works by Fauré (p.16). Valery Gergiev returns with the second volume of his Ring cycle for Mariinsky (p.20) and a second volume in his Szymanowski symphony cycle (p.19). Top non-classical releases include The Road to Jajouka (p.28), a spectacular tribute/benefit album featuring superstars such as Madeski Martin & Wood, Mickey Hart, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn and Flea. Jazz Village offers two powerhouse releases. The legendary Ahmad Jamal is back with Saturday Morning (p.25), and Mulatu Astatke makes his major label début with Sketches of Ethiopia (p.26).

Schubert: Erlkönig Matthias Goerne harmonia mundi • HMC 902141



Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 13 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 21 Page 22

This Just In Gilad Hekselman Jazz Village • JV 570013

APR Channel Delphian Eloquentia First Hand Gloriae Dei Cantores harmonia mundi Hyperion LSO live Mariinsky Opera Rara Orange Mountain Wergo

“Another triumph in Goerne’s must not miss series.” —AUDIOPHILIA


“Border-Free ups the ante. It makes clear that Valdés must be placed in the same league as Duke Ellington or Charles Mingus as a gamechanging bandleader, composer and soloist.” —TORONTO STAR

COMING NEXT MONTH Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suites Harmonie Ensemble/New York harmonia mundi • HMU 907493



Harmonie Ensemble/New York is “Swinging the Classics” Steven Richman and the Harmonie Ensemble/New York present two different versions of the beloved Nutcracker Suite side by side on the one album for the first time. The Tchaikovsky original of 1892 is paired here with the 1960 jazz remake masterminded by the American dream team of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Tel: (705) 772-5516 Email: Editor-in-Chief: Matthew Owen Design: Stephanie Jacobson



The HMV Recordings 1947-1952 Moura Lympany (piano) APR • APR 6011

2 CDs for the Price of 1

F0wr70oc!^)! @s

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson Channel Classics • CCS SA 34313 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD This CD marks the silver jubilee of the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Under Lev Markiz, their Price Code: CA22 first artistic director, the orchestra presented (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) numerous premières. They recently presented world premières by Gubaidulina and Vasks, as well as the west-European premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Concertino with the present artistic director Candida Thompson as soloist. This recording pairs Weinberg’s Concertino with the two Chamber Symphonies of Shostakovich. The three works are not only related by their musical language, but also by the lifelong friendship of the two composers.

Hk23 85c#$#!#YO 3


SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphonies Op.110a & 118a (arranged by Rudolph Barshai) WEINBERG Concertino Op.42


IMPORT Moura Lympany (1916–2005) was the last of the major Matthay pupils. In 1938 she shot to international fame when she finished second to Price Code: A20 Emil Gilels in the Queen Elisabeth competition. (2 CDs for the Price of 1, A brilliant technician, she made the first complete Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) recording of the Rachmaninov Preludes in the 1940s and gave the western premiere of Khachaturian’s piano concerto and subsequently recorded it. The HMV recordings presented here emphasize her virtuoso credentials and feature many of the piano’s most fearsome warhorses. This is repertoire she excelled in and her performances of, for example, the toccatas of Ravel and Prokofiev, have rarely been equaled.



Music from the Age of Louis XIV John Kitchen plays the 1755 Baillon Harpsichord from the Rodger Mirrey Collection

IMPORT Following up on his disc of music from the time of Louis XV on the Taskin harpsichord, John Kitchen now turns to an earlier period, with the Price Code: CA20 works of Louis Marchand, Louis and François (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) Couperin, Jean-Henri d’Anglebert and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre on the 1755 Luigi Baillon harpsichord from the Rodger Mirrey Collection. Kitchen studied seventeenth century French harpsichord music at Clare College, Cambridge, and is the conductor of Edinburgh University Singers and director of music at Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh.


SWEENEY The Tree O’Licht, Cello Sonata, The Poet Tells of His Fame Robert Irvine (cello), Erkki Lahesmaa (cello), Fali Pavri (piano) Delphian • DCD 34113 IMPORT Both musically impassioned and socially engaged, William Sweeney’s music is at its most eloquent when voiced by that most human of instruments, Price Code: CA20 the cello. The player navigates a stormy electronic (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) landscape in the Borges-inspired The Poet Tells of his Fame, while Schumann lies behind the powerfully argued Sonata for Cello and Piano, recipient of a 2011 BASCA British Composer Award. The sonata bears a joint dedication to Delphian artist Robert Irvine and to Erkki Lahesmaa “keepers,” as Sweeney calls them, “of the cello’s inner voice.” Irvine is joined by his Finnish colleague here in the 2008 duo The Tree o’ Licht, in which Gaelic psalmody is transmuted into deepest instrumental expressivity.

Il01918c#$! #\R 4


John Kitchen (harpsichord) Delphian • DCD 34109



MAHLER Des knaben wunderhorn

IMPORT Nigeria-born Omo Bello first earned a university degree in cell biology before she decided to devote herself to music and study in France. Price Code: CA23 Winner of many international competitions, (Suggested Retail Price: $23.98) Bello has performed as a soloist as well as in operas, oratorios and chamber music. For her first album, she chose the songs of Mahler’s Des Knaben wunderhorn, some of which are rarely recorded. The last movement of the composer’s fourth symphony is also included here in a version for piano for four hands, played by Julien Guénebaut and Etsuko Hirose. Bello displays a full range of talent on her début release, experimenting with satire, petulance, melancholy and magic.

D76pqp7c$) #*#s


Omo Bello (soprano), Julien Guénebaut (piano), Etsuko Hirose (piano) Eloquentia • EL 1238

Shura Cherkassky in Concert, 1971

IMPORT Shura Cherkassky was one of the 20th century’s finest pianists. In this recording from June 2, 1971, which was recently discovered in Price Code: CA20 Cherkassky’s own personal music archive, we (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) hear him at the height of his powers, delivering a stunning live performance. This is a substantial recital including three sonatas and four encore pieces, in a concert that lasts over 82 minutes. The Liszt Sonata, for instance, is a remarkable rendition, like no other, in which he plays with an overwhelmingly ferocious drama, glorious, sonorous tone, and an extraordinarily accurate technique.

F0yp21yc#$)!$@s 5

first hand

Shura Cherkassky (piano) First Hand • FHR 19



Gabriel V Brass Ensemble Gloriae Dei Cantores • GDCD 058 DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Gabriel V Brass Ensemble presents Celebration in Brass — an inspiring collection of fanfares, beloved hymns and masterworks arranged for brass by twentieth-century composers. Music lovers will revel in these resounding works of praise, meditation and faith-filled celebration, which include music by James Curnow, Karl Jenkins, Jack Stamp, and John Stevens. Joining Gabriel V are the award-winning members of Spirit of America Band’s Winter Percussion Ensemble. Recorded in the stunning acoustics of Mechanics Hall, Worcester, this Super Audio CD provides the listener with all the warmth and brilliance of hearing Gabriel V perform firsthand.

Hk098 7c) %*@YO Price Code: CA19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

Also available August 2013

Burnished Bright Gloriae Dei Cantores • GDCD 040 (709887004025)

“The blend of the brass with the coloristic attributes of the organ’s orchestral sounds makes for an exciting sound that can achieve thrilling fortissimos.” —Audiophile Audition


gloriae dei cantores

Celebration in Brass



ELGAR Cello Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme DVORÁK Rondo Op.94, Klid (Silent Woods) Op.68 No.5 Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jirí Belohlávek harmonia mundi • HMC 902148 IMPORT On the surface, there is little in common between the elegiac lyricism of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the Bohemian nostalgia of Dvorák’s exquisite miniatures and the academicism of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. But Jean-Guihen Queyras sees in this program a fascinating mirror effect, with each composer playing on contrasts to elucidate his intentions. Alongside the great Czech conductor Jirí Belohlávek leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Queyras reveals every facet of these Late Romantic works.

“Beyond his sterling technique, perfect intonation, and gorgeous tone, he has a way of articulating notes and phrases that makes the music feel like it’s dancing. There’s a lift and an élan to his bowing that springs the notes right off the page and sends them airborne.”

D14opw0c@!$*@$s Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)


Also available Vivaldi: Cello Concertos harmonia mundi • HMC 902095 (3149020209523)

“Queyras has recorded blistering performances of some of the Red Priest’s most gorgeous and exciting cello concertos. From the first track the effect is electric.” —Strings Magazine


harmonia mundi




SCHUBERT Symphonies Nos.3 & 4 Freiburger Barockorchester Pablo Heras-Casado harmonia mundi • HMC 902154

IMPORT On his first recording for harmonia mundi, conductor Pablo HerasCasado, whose conducting career encompasses the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performance and cuttingedge contemporary scores, offers a fresh look at the symphonies of Franz Schubert. Leading the period-instrument Freiburger Barockorchester, Heras-Casado pairs the light-hearted Symphony No.3 of 1815, which ends with a Rossinian tarantella, with the darker Symphony No.4, written one year later and looking more towards Beethoven. Echoing the fourth symphony’s subtitle, it is indeed tragic that this symphony, like all his others, was never played in public in Schubert’s lifetime. Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St Luke’s since 2012, Heras-Casado makes his débuts with the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic during the 2013/14 season.


“Heras-Casado is the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor.”

Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

—The New York Times


harmonia mundi




Furie terribili - 30 Baroque Opera Hits María Bayo (soprano), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Miah Persson (soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Alfred Deller (countertenor), Bejun Mehta (countertenor), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano), Howard Crook (tenor), Maurice Bevan (baritone), Nicolas Rivenq (baritone) Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Cappella Coloniensis, La Chapelle Royale, Concerto Vocale, The King’s Musick, Les Arts Florissants, La Nuova Musica, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment David Bates, William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMX 2908537


Price Code: 2A09 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $19.98) SPECIAL Price

IMPORT This double album invites you on a guided tour of the world of Baroque opera, from its origins in the early 17th century to its decline at the end of the Enlightenment. From recitar cantando to the da capo aria by way of French tragédie lyrique, the leading exponents of the genre will lead you into a dizzying spiral of vocal exploits illustrating all the human passions.

Claudio Monteverdi L’Orfeo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria L’incoronazione di Poppea

Henry Purcell Dido & Aeneas King Arthur George Frideric Handel Agrippina Rinaldo Serse Tolomeo, re d’Egitto Il pastor fido Sosarme

Francesco Cavalli La Calisto Jean-Baptiste Lully Armide Marc-Antoine Charpentier Médée

Riccardo Broschi Idaspe

Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Indes galantes Castor & Pollux

Geminiano Giacomelli Merope


Georg Philipp Telemann Orpheus Carl Heinrich Graun Cleopatra e Cesare Reinhard Keiser Croesus Antoine Dauvergne Les Troqueurs Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice

harmonia mundi




PUTS Symphony No.4 “From Mission San Juan” To Touch the Sky , If I Were a Swan Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson harmonia mundi • HMU 907580 IMPORT 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 his ensemble Conspirare in two choral settings of texts by women poets - To Touch the Sky and If I Were a Swan.

“A formidable musician and a powerful communicator, a conductor with a vision of what an American Orchestra could be in the 21st Century.”

Aa93046c&%*)@]T Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

—The New York Times


harmonia mundi




D14opw0c!&@ #)s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

Previously Available as HMC 901722 (794881628926) Deleted March 2004

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos.23, 14 & 31 Frank Braley (piano) harmonia mundi • HMA 1951750

Mozarabic Chant Ensemble Organum Marcel Pérès harmonia mundi • HMA 1951519

D14opw0c!&%)# s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

Previously Available as HMC 901750 (794881650026) Deleted November 2006

Previously Available as HMC 901519 (794881320127) Deleted December 2007

Korngold Lieder Dietrich Henschel (baritone) Helmut Deutsch (piano) harmonia mundi • HMA 1951780

D14opw0c!%!(#*s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

D14opw0c!&*)#$s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

Previously Available as HMC 901780 (794881688524) Deleted June 2005

Russian Songs Ekaterina Sementchuk (mezzo-soprano), Larissa Gergieva (piano) harmonia mundi • HMA 1951881 Previously Available as HMN 911881 (794881800926) Deleted April 2011


D14opw0c!* !#@s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

harmonia mundi

La Clarinette à l’Opera Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet) Andrea Dindo (piano) harmonia mundi • HMA 1951722



D14opw0c!(%@#(s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

Previously Available as HMC 901952 (794881834624) Deleted December 2010

Mendelssohn Piano Trios Trio Wanderer harmonia mundi • HMA 1951961

Padovano Mass for 24 Voices Huelgas-Ensemble Paul Van Nevel harmonia mundi • HMA 1951727

Previously Available as HMC 9019161 (794881835720) Deleted February 2010

D14opw0c!(^!#&s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

Previously Available as HMC 9021727 (794881629220) Deleted October 2004 Platti Concerti grossi Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin harmonia mundi • HMA 1951996

D14opw0c!&@&#%s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

Previously Available as HMC 901966 (794881892921) Deleted July 2003

Busnois Missa O Crux Lignum Orlando Consort harmonia mundi • HMA 1957333 Previously Available as HMC 907333 (093046733322) Deleted December 2008


D14opw0c!( ^# s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

D14opw0c&# # @s Price Code: CA09 (Suggested Retail Price: $9.98)

harmonia mundi

Lamentazioni Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano) Concerto Soave Jean-Marc Aymes harmonia mundi • HMA 1951952



[PRIORITY RELEASE] Angela Hewitt (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67875 IMPORT Angela Hewitt’s recordings of French piano music have received the highest critical acclaim. For this release, she turns to Fauré, a French composer who is both serious and introspective, with a refinement that has led to him being relatively overlooked by some performers. In Angela Hewitt’s hands this music is an utter joy. This album includes the composer’s major work in the genre, the Thème et variations, along with a selection of Valses-caprices and Nocturnes. It ends with a more radiant piece from Fauré’s youth, the Ballade pour piano seul, Op.19, dedicated to Saint-Saëns.

If you want the sheer joy of human creation and recreation, then go to a piano recital by Angela Hewitt. From the moment she steps sprightly on stage you know that the hum of happiness is going to be there, in and through everything she plays.”

Aa34571c!&*&%WM Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

—The Times

Also available Debussy: Solo Piano Music Hyperion • CDA 67898 (034571178981)

“There’s a lucidity to her playing that conveys all the subtle coloristic possibilities of the music... The recording is as intimate as Hewitt’s pianism...” —The Absolute Sound



FAURÉ Piano Music Thème et variations, Valses-caprices Nos.1 & 2, Nocturnes Nos.5, 6 & 13, Ballade pour piano seul



[PRIORITY RELEASE] Howard Shelley (piano) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Hyperion • CDA 67950


IMPORT Hyperion’s amazing Romantic Piano Concerto series, now in its sixty first volume, continues to unearth rare gems of the nineteenth-century piano repertoire, rescuing them from obscurity and bringing them to glorious light with top flight performances by some of today’s finest pianists. Döhler and Dreyschock were contemporaries, both child prodigies and both hugely admired in their day. Döhler’s Piano Concerto is a lavishly ornamented virtuoso confection that requires a high-wire act from the soloist from start to finish. Dreyschock’s Morceau de concert features allusions to several Beethoven works while his Salut à Vienne is a lighthearted but highly effective showpiece. These first recordings of all-but-forgotten works live again through the stylish artistry and technical brilliance of Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

Also available Dubois: Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.60 Hyperion • CDA 67931 (034571179315)

“Cedric Tiberghien’s modern grand sparkles... Andrew Manze and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra offer sterling support...” —International Record Review



Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.61 DÖHLER Piano Concerto in A Major Op.7 DREYSCHOCK Morceau de concert in C minor Op.27, Salut à Vienne ‘Rondo Brillant’ Op.32



Chloë Hanslip (violin), Igor Tchetuev (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67963 IMPORT Better known as a composer of virtuoso piano music, Nikolai Medtner also wrote three violin sonatas, two of which are recorded here. The ‘Sonata Epica’ is one of the most ambitious and colossal works in the repertoire and without doubt one of the most important violin sonatas of the twentieth century. It draws deeply on Medtner’s Russian heritage, with intimations of orthodox chant and folk dances, and shows why Medtner was fleetingly regarded as one of Russia’s most progressive composers during the first decade of the twentieth century. The Violin Sonata No.1 is more understated and reminiscent of Fauré. Chloë Hanslip has proved herself an eloquent performer of the lesser-known Romantic violin repertoire, displaying rare commitment and resonant vitality.

Aa34571c!&(^#[Q Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

Also AlsoAvailable available August 2013

Bowen: Complete Works for Violin and Piano Hyperion • CDA 67991 (034571179919)

“Hanslip and Driver plunge in excitingly... this fine release to the ever-growing canon of York Bowen recordings.” —INTERNTATIONAL RECORD REVIEW



MEDTNER Violin Sonatas Nos.1 & 3



Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood Hyperion • CDA 67994 IMPORT Following their multi-award-winning series of Byrd’s Latin music, The Cardinall’s Musick and Andrew Carwood continue their exploration of the sacred music of the acknowledged master of the Tudor era, Thomas Tallis. Tallis’s career spans the reigns of four radically different and difficult monarchs, whose various attitudes to the religious questions of the day meant that each required different liturgies and different music to adorn them. Tallis excelled in every style, and this album contains examples of each, from the monumental Marian votive antiphon Salve intemerata virgo, to the modest Englishtexted settings of I call and cry to thee and Psalm translations by Elizabeth I’s Archbishop, Matthew Parker.

Aa34571c!&( $?K Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

Also AlsoAvailable available August 2013

Byrd: The Great Service Hyperion • CDA 67937 (034571179377)

“Andrew Carwood and his group have won countless accolades for their series of Byrd’s Latin sacred music. In this Anglican work, they achieve the same outstanding level of musicianship. ” —THE OBSERVER



TALLIS Salve intemerata



Piers Lane Goes to Town

IMPORT Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche. This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation entitled Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote works specifically for Lane. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording. TRACK LIST

Aa34571c!&(^&YO Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

KATHARINE PARKER Down Longford Way ALAN LANE Toccata ANTHONY DOHEN Toccata for Piers Lane JOHN IRELAND Ballerina J.S. BACH (arr. Dame Myra Hess) Jesu, joy of man’s desiring BILLY MAYERL Marigold LÉO DELIBES (arr. Erno Von Dohnányi) Naila Waltz SERGEI RACHMANINOV Daisies ZEZ CONFREY Dizzy Fingers MARK SAYA Barcarolles MANNING SHERWIN (arr. Regis Danillon) A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square FRANCIS POULENC Nocturne No.4 ALEC TEMPLETON Bach goes to town “Prelude and Fugue in swing” ARTHUR BENJAMIN Jamaican Rumba ROBERT KEANE The Tiger Tango from Save the Animals Suite ANTONY HOPKINS Variations on a well-known theme SIGFRID KARG-ELERT Arabesque No.1 DUDLEY MOORE Beethoven Parody “And the same to you” PERCY GRAINGER Irish tune from County Derry

Also available August 2013

Harty: String Quartets Nos.1 & 2 Hyperion • CDA 67927 (034571179278)

“Piers Lane plays immaculately with great sympathy… and the Goldner Quartet play warmly to bring out the finest qualities of the music.” —Gramophone



Piers Lane (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67967



DUFAY Missa Puisque je vis, Ave regina caelorum COMPÈRE Omnium bonorum plena

IMPORT The Binchois Consort, under their founder Andrew Kirkman, has a special affinity with the music of Dufay. In fact, it was to perform Dufay Price Code: CA12 that the ensemble was initially founded. This (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98) mid-priced reissue features the composer’s Missa Puisque je vis, Compère’s Omnium bonorum plena written in praise of the Virgin Mary, as well as motets by Dufay and other sources. Together, these works help color our increasing awareness of the florid richness and emotional devotion of music before the Baroque.


LANGLAIS Missa Salve regina, Messe solennelle Choir of Westminster Cathedral English Chamber Orchestra Brass Ensemble James O’Donnell (organ), Andrew Lumsden (organ), David Hill Hyperion • CDH 55444 Previously Available as CDA 66270 (034571162706) Deleted Febraury 2011 IMPORT This mid-priced Helios series reissue features David Hill leading The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, two of its admired former organists Price Code: CA12 and the English Chamber Orchestra Brass (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98) Ensemble in an illuminating and joyful collection of works by Jean Langlais. His music was inspired by his love of the Catholic liturgy and of Gregorian chant. Plainsong melodies feature prominently, making much use of parallel fifths and octaves which suggest a twentieth-century update of early organum.

Aa34571c!%$ $WM 18


The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman Hyperion • CDH 55423 Previously Available as CDA 67368 (034571173689) Deleted October 2010



[PRIORITY RELEASE] SZYMANOWSKI Symphonies Nos.3 & 4, Stabat Mater

Il2 231c!&#(@WM

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD This second, star-studded installment of Valery Gergiev’s Szymanowski symphony cycle features tenor Toby Spence as tenor soloist in the Symphony No.3, subtitled Song of the Night, and internationally renowned pianist Denis Matsuev as soloist in the virtuosic Symphony No.4, subtitled Symphonie concertante. Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater completes the disc and stars soprano Sally Matthews, mezzo Ekaterina Gubanova and baritone Kostas Smoriginas. Szymanowski’s third symphony combines the influences of Wagner, Chopin and Scriabin. The Stabat Mater is derived from poet Józef Jankowski’s translation of the medieval poem about the grieving mother of Christ. The fourth symphony, one of Szymanowski’s last compositions, was dedicated to Arthur Rubinstein and is a piano concerto in all but name.

Price Code: CA18 (Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)

CONCERT REVIEWS “Toby Spence floated his clean-edged tenor over the gorgeous textures conjured by the orchestra and the London Symphony Chorus.” -THE GUARDIAN

“The Fourth Symphony acquired an audible, intricate logic and allure, and detail galore...” -THE ARTS DESK

Also available Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos.1 & 2 LSO Live • LSO 0731 (822231173120)

“Wonderfully committed, vital, colorful playing...” —BBC RADIO 3


lso live

Sally Matthews (soprano) Ekaterina Gubanov (mezzo-soprano) Toby Spence (tenor) Kostas Smoriginas (bass-baritone) Dennis Matsuev (piano) London Symphony Chorus, Simon Halsey London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev LSO Live • LSO 0739



[PRIORITY RELEASE] Stephan Rügamer (tenor) Nikolai Putilin (baritone) René Pape (bass) Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky • MAR 0526 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD The second (and highly anticipated) installment of the Mariinsky label’s Ring cycle conducted by Valery Gergiev features a powerful and star-studded rendition of Das Rheingold. Recorded in the sumptuous acoustics of the Mariinsky Concert Hall, the set’s cast is led by René Pape in the role of Wotan. Pape is ably supported by an international Wagnerian cast, and Gergiev’s absolute mastery of this repertoire is in evidence once again in this tremendously dramatic performance. Wagner himself conducted at The Mariinsky Theatre and it is also believed to be the first place where any of the music from the Ring was performed. Siegfried and Götterdämmerung will complete the cycle in 2014.

“So far this recalls, and must rank with, the great Rings of the 1960s. More, please.”

Il2 231c*%@^@+U

Price Code: 2A18 (2 SACD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $37.98)

-BBC Music Magazine

Also available Wagner: Die Walküre Mariinsky • 0527 (822231852728)

“Valery Gergiev’s recording with a superb cast and the Mariinsky Orchestra... conveys the depth, breadth and weightiness of this masterpiece.” —The New York Times



WAGNER Das Rheingold



DONIZETTI Caterina Cornaro

opera rara

Sophie Bevan (soprano), Carmen Giannattasio (soprano), Graeme Broadbent (tenor), Loïc Félix (tenor), Colin Lee (tenor), Troy Cook (baritone), Vuyani Mlinde (bass-baritone) BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, David Parry Opera Rara • ORC 48 IMPORT Caterina Cornaro was the last of Donizetti’s operas to be premiered in his lifetime, and the only opera of his later period not to have had a quality modern Price Code: 2A26 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $53.98) recording. Conductor David Parry explains, “The opera requires a prima donna with a wonderful voice, extraordinary technique and exceptional histrionic ability... The story is resonant and believable, a woman forced into a political marriage with a king who is assassinated, leaving her to rule on her own. This calls up from Donizetti one of his most deeply felt, atmospheric and dramatically truthful scores.”

Hk92938c) $*@WM

GIBSON The Dance

DOMESTIC Orange Mountain Music presents The Dance, a collection of works by composer Jon Gibson. Long-associated with the minimalist music scene, Price Code: CA20 Gibson was a founding member and performer (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Steve Reich’s 1967 composition Reed Phase was written especially for him. Gibson has been working extensively in the world of dance. This program includes some recent and older dance pieces including recent commissions for choreographer Nina Winthrop & Dancers.

Il01837c&) &@ZP 21

orange mountain

Jon Gibson Orange Mountain • OMM 7007



OCKERT Laminar Flow

IMPORT As a jazz guitarist with a background in architecture, Matthias Ockert gets ideas for his works from the art of interior design, Price Code: CA25 transferring spatial structures to music. A student (Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) of Wolfgang Rihm and Hanspeter Kyburz, Ockert combines a distorted electric guitar with flute and violin, and places succinctly rhythmic passages next to synthetic sound surfaces. On this portrait from Wergo, Ockert’s music combines contemporary ensemble music, jazz music and electronic composition. The majority of the works released here are new productions recorded at the Centre for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe and are world première recordings.

E0q02wic^%* @*s

LIM Tongue of the Invisible Uri Caine (piano), Omar Ebrahim (baritone) musikFabrik, André de Ridder Wergo • WER 6859 IMPORT Chinese Australian composer Liza Lim was inspired by the lyric poetry of the Sufi poet Hafiz for her work Tongue of the Invisible. Lim Price Code: CA25 explains, “the way in which he mixes and shifts (Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) levels of meaning gives rise to complex and indeterminable frames of mind in oneself.” This variety of meaning is first and foremost reflected in the juxtaposition and coexistence of precisely and meticulously composed textures and improvised elements. But the compilation of the text set to music also facilitates numerous variants and interpretations. These dialogues are superbly “narrated” here by the pianist Uri Caine, singer Omar Ebrahim and the soloists of the ensemble musikFabrik.

E0q02wic^*%(@#s 22


Yannick Wirner (piano), Edicson Ruiz (double bass), Ensemble Modern, Schola Heidelberg Ensemble Aisthesis, Manuel Nawri, Walter Nussbaum Wergo • WER 6588



Informal Jazz The Elmo Hope Sextet APO • CPRJ 7043 SA

Hk5308 c&)$#^+U

All Mornin’ Long The Red Garland Quintet APO • CPRJ 7130 SA DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Mono/ DSD File in: Jazz Some groups have existed only in the recording Price Code: CA41 studio but have produced music of lasting value. (Suggested Retail Price: $41.98) This quintet, under pianist Red Garland’s leadership, actually did play some gigs around New York in the fall of 1957, but even if it hadn’t, the rapport in the studio would still have been powerful. There was enough of a common spirit in the musical attitudes of all the participants, due to previous experience playing together. Originally released in November 1957, this SACD reissue of All Mornin’ Long features John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, George Joyner and Arthur Taylor.

Hk5308 c&!#)^YO 23


DOMESTIC SACD Hybrid/ Mono/ DSD File in: Jazz Overshadowed throughout his life by his friends Price Code: CA41 Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope (Suggested Retail Price: $41.98) was a talented pianist and composer in his own right. He worked in New York as a band leader with greats Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown and Jackie McLean, toured with Chet Baker, and performed with Lionel Hampton. Originally released in 1956, Hope’s superb album Informal Jazz is now available on SACD. Hope’s solo spots are the best part of the record but some of the most well-known jazz artists of the time also guested, including tenor sax greats John Coltrane and Hank Mobley and trumpeter Donald Byrd.



The Bones of Art


IMPORT File in: Jazz Steve Turre recalls, “when I was ten years old, I wanted to play violin. My dad said, ‘Beginning violin sounds like a cat in the alley. Pick a horn.’” It is probably safe to say that the jazz world has been immeasurably enriched because of the senior Mr. Turre’s dislike of the violin. His son, Steve, has won any number of Downbeat Critic’s and Reader’s Polls and has been a fixture in the SNL TV band for nearly thirty years. He has, almost single-handedly squashed the trumpet-saxophone front line monopoly and has circumnavigated the globe several times with his most recent forays overseas taking him to Russia and South Africa. Here Turre has assembled a completely unique ensemble including three other trombone-playing Art Blakey alumni (Get it? The Bones of “Art”?). With Steve Davis, Frank Lacy and Robin Eubanks, Turre and company give ample testimony to the fact that the golden age of the trombone is now and put on display the many moods and capabilities of perhaps the noblest instrument in jazz.

Price Code: CA22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)

Also available The Spirits Up Above HighNote • HCD 7130 (632375713027)

“The best music is meant to be a true symbiosis, and The Spirits Up Above goes a long way to breaking down any invisible barriers between those who play and those who listen.” —All About Jazz


jazz village

Steve Turre HighNote • HCD 7251



[PRIORITY RELEASE] Ahmad Jamal Jazz Village • JV 570027 IMPORT File in: Jazz Following up on the worldwide success of his Jazz Village début album Blue Moon, the great Ahmad Jamal and his dream team are back with Saturday Morning - another instant classic made up of the kinds of ballads to which only Jamal holds the key. Every track is a moment of grace, shining like a star in the sky of American Classical Music. The album features a wonderful Duke Ellington cover and a tribute to Horace Silver. With his light-fingered but rhythmic style, Jamal sends us into a sensuous trance and leads us to a musical climax: a sound that is 100% pure groove.

“At 81 years of age pianist Jamal sounds close to his 1950s Chess Records best...”

D14opw7c) @#@%s Price Code: CA19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)


Also available Blue Moon Jazz Village • JV 570001 (3149027000123)

“In a career full of masterpieces, Jamal has given us yet another.” —The Boston globe


jazz village

Saturday Morning



[PRIORITY RELEASE] Mulatu Astatke Jazz Village • JV 570015

IMPORT File in: Jazz On Sketches of Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke’s first international release, the father of Ethio-Jazz’s remarkably rich music reveals influences ranging from jazz and Latin American music to the traditional music of his homeland. Astatke has collaborated with numerous jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, and in 2005 was featured on the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s film Broken Flowers. Conductor, arranger, master of the vibraphone and conga drums, Astatke now plays with his England-based group Step Ahead. Astatke’s uniquely rhythmic and colorful music weaves a modern groove into age-old melodies, and blends western classical music with Latin and Afro funk rhythms into a heady musical brew.

D14opw7c) !%@^s Price Code: CA19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

“Astatke is still a musical force.” —The Guardian


jazz village

Sketches of Ethiopia



The Connection

IMPORT File in: Jazz One would be hard-pressed to name a working jazz musician who has played with a longer list of great artists than Ray Mantilla. From the beginning of his career in the 1950s with Latin music greats Xavier Cugat and Monguito Conjunto, Mantilla has played with such wildly diverse personalities as Eartha Kitt, Freddie Hubbard and Michael Urbaniak. Together with Max Roach, he was a founding member of the popular percussion ensemble M’Boom. On his new album The Connection, Mantilla has taken his decades of experience in music and synthesized it into a language which encompasses the best of all genres while never quite leaving his Latin roots and heritage. With a band made up of long-time colleagues, Mantilla rips through an imaginative program of originals and standards where the Latin beats are tinged with echoes of Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Spain and his own Nuyorican roots.

Gj3 842c@!# @XN Price Code: CA22 (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)

Also available Man-Ti-Ya Savant • SCD 2059 (633842205922)

“Mantilla’s few recordings never disappoint. This one is not an exception.” —All About Jazz


jazz village

Ray Mantilla Savant • SCD 2133



[PRIORITY RELEASE] Master Musicians of Jajouka, Bachir Attar, Madeski Martin & Wood, Mickey Hart, DJ Logic, Ornette Coleman, Flea, John Zorn, Howard Shore Howe Records • HWR 1009

DOMESTIC File in: World / Africa / Morocco Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka hail from an ancient village perched in the foothills of the Rif Mountains in Northern Morocco. For generations the Attar family have maintained one of the world’s most unique and enduring musical traditions. This album is a musical tribute to the Master Musicians of Jajouka, featuring new performances and remixes created by western ‘master’ musicians, wishing to celebrate and support Jajouka’s rich musical and cultural traditions. One hundred percent of the net profits from the sale of this album will go to The Jajouka Foundation.

Il9 158c) @)(XN Price Code: CA20 (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)

The JAJOUKA FOUNDATION is a non- profit organization established in 2013 to foster awareness and preservation of the ancient ceremonial music from the isolated village of Jajouka nestled in the Rif Mountains of Morocco. All donations to this foundation will be used to care for the internationally celebrated Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar and their families for community health care and to maintain its centuries-old traditions. The intention is, that in the future, scholars and artists who visit Jajouka to acquaint themselves with the music and its history will benefit by improved facilities, including a music school and comfortable guest houses. 28

howe records

The Road to Jajouka - A Benefit Album




Julio De Caro Chant du Monde • 2742310



Café Dominguez Ángel D’Agostino Chant du Monde • 2742313

La Vida Es Corta Ricardo Tanturi Chant du Monde • 2742317

IMPORT Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98)

IMPORT Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98)


D14opw4c@#!#@ s

IMPORT Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98)

IMPORT Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98)

Bandó Astor Piazzolla Chant du Monde • 2742330

Bahía Blanca Carlos Di Sarli Chant du Monde • 2742315

D14opw4c@# )@(s


IMPORT Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98)

IMPORT Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98)


chant du monde

La Yumba Osvaldo Pugilese Chant du Monde • 2742316

Tierra Querida



le chant du monde

Archipel Peau Chant du Monde • 2742249

Première mue Peau Chant du Monde • 2742181

D14opw4c@ $(@*s


Price Code: CA19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

Price Code: CA19 (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)

IMPORT Perrine Faillet has nourished her creative spirit with dance, theatre, sound poetry and performance aesthetics. A multifaceted artist, Faillet launched her alter-ego, Peau (Skin), with recordings made in her home studio. Three years after her first album, Peau returns with Archipel (Archipelago), a collection of new pieces conceived at her mountain retreat in Vercors and at the Farside Studio in Paris. Listening to this dreamy, mercurial music, you will see French chanson collide with electronic music and post-rock landscapes, revealing an extraordinary songwriter and performer, a genuine poetic and sonic explorer. To coincide with the release of her new album Archipel, Le Chant du Monde is simultaneously reissuing Peau’s début album Première Mue (first molt). It explores the landscape of her own mysterious and sensual universe, shedding and embedding pieces of herself along the delicate line where the personal meets the universal. Sung in both French and English, Peau’s songs magically encompass the entire spectrum of human senses and emotions.




IMPORT Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film Planet Ocean is inspired by the concept of the ocean as both a soothing getaway from urban life and “the Price Code: 2CA15 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $31.98) primordial soup” from which all life has sprung. The film’s soundtrack is composed by Israeliborn Armand Amar, winner of a 2010 César Award for Best Music Written for a Film, who has long worked with Yann Arthus-Bertrand. “His music has an unfathomable mystery, it...magnifies the images on the screen,” says ArthusBertrand.


long distance

Planet Ocean - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Armand Amar Long Distance • 0760404

Jimmy P. - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

IMPORT Written for the Dover Quartet with chamber orchestra, Howard Shore’s score for Arnaud Desplechin’s Jimmy P. balances the film’s themes Price Code: CA19 of memory and introspection. The film is an (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98) adaptation of George Devereux’s book “Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.” Starring Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, it follows a Native American soldier, Jimmy Picard (Del Toro), who suffers psychologically in the aftermath of World War II. Working together, Devereux (Amalric) and Jimmy P. form a bond of friendship amidst their professional therapeutic relationship.

Il9 158c) @!)+U 31

howe records

Howard Shore Howe Records • HWR 1010




IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD Steppenwolf have become synonymous with their huge Harley-ridin’ hit “Born to be Wild,” but their success was far broader, with sales totaling more than 25 million units worldwide. Steppenwolf started life in Canada in the early ‘60s as The Sparrows, but did not find fame until they had changed their name and released their rockin’ album début in 1968, now available on Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions, mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. When the album’s top two tracks, “Born to be Wild” and “The Pusher,” were used in the film “Easy Rider,” the success of the album was assured. It marked the first of the band’s five consecutive gold certified albums.

Hk5308 c%) @^]T

August 2013

Price Code: CA41 (Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)



Steppenwolf APO • CAPP 50029 SA

Concert Calendar

Artists Kristian Bezuidenhout Jonathan Biss James Ehnes

Label harmonia mundi Onyx Onyx

Isabelle Faust Gerald Finley Joel Frederiksen Fretwork Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev

harmonia mundi Hyperion harmonia mundi harmonia mundi Mariinsky, LSO Live

Marc-André Hamelin Angela Hewitt

Hyperion Hyperion

Stephen Hough Jerusalem Quartet Dejan Lazic Paul Lewis Harry Manx

Hyperion harmonia mundi Channel Classics harmonia mundi Dog My Cat

Dennis Matsuev Alexander Melnikov Musica Nuda

Mariinsky harmonia mundi Bonsaï

Jean-Guihen Queyras Michael Schade Maurice Steger

harmonia mundi Hyperion harmonia mundi

The Swingle Singers

World Village

Erin Wall


Date Dec 5-8 Nov 29-30 Sep 19-21 Oct 10-12 Jan 24 Jan 26 Feb 1 Nov 16-17 Oct 4 Oct 6 Jan 21 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 17 Oct 15 & 17 Octr 3 Nov 13-14 Nov 6 Aug 16-17 Aug 22 Oct 17 Oct 19-20 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct 29 Oct 30 Oct 31 Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Oct 4 Oct 22 Sep 27 Sep 28 Sep 29 Oct 3 Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 14-19 Sep 12, 15 & 17 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 6 Dec 6 Dec 7 Nov 20 & 23

City Toronto Calgary Montreal Toronto Toronto Vancouver Calgary Victoria Montreal Toronto Toronto Ottawa Montreal Montreal Montreal Toronto Ottawa Calgary Salmon Arms Charlottetown Winnipeg Toronto Gravenhurst Burnstown Papineauville Joliette Quebec City Quebec City Alma Shawinigan Sorel-Tracy Gatineau Saint Jerome Brossard London Burlington Montreal Montreal Montreal Montreal Quebec City Ste-Elie de Caxton St-Georges de Beauce Montreal St-Denis Sur Richelieu Montreal Montreal Montreal Vancouver Vancouver Edmonton Saint John Montreal Toronto



Venue Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Jack Singer Concert Hall Maison symphonique de Montreal Roy Thomson Hall Koerner Hall Queen Elizabeth Theatre Complex Rozsa Centre - Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall Christ Church Cathedral Maison symphonique de Montreal Roy Thomson Hall Jane Mallett Theatre Dominion-Chalmers United Church Place des Arts - Cinquième Salle Maison symphonique de Montreal Maison symphonique de Montreal Jane Mallet Theatre National Arts Centre Jack Singer Hall Salmon Arms Roots & Blues Festival Murphy's Community Centre WECC Hugh's Room Peter's Place Live Neat Coffee Shop Auditorium LPJ Salles Rolande-Brunelle Theatre Petit Champlain Centre D'Art La Chappelle Salle Michel Cote Salles Phillippe-Fillion Cafe-Theatre Les Beaux Instants Salle Jean-Desprez Salle Antony-Lessard Le Club Quartier Dix30 Aeolian Hall Burlington Performing Arts Centre Maison symphonique de Montreal Maison symphonique de Montreal Maison de la culture Pierrefonds Maison de la culture Riviere des Prairies Grand Theatre Rond Coin Maison Vinot Maison de la culture Rosemont Petite-Patrie La P'tite Scène Maison de la culture Plateau Mont Royal Maison symphonique de Montreal Maison symphonique de Montreal Christ Church Cathedral St. Andrew's United Church Enmax Hall - Winspear Centre Imperial Theatre Theatre Outremont Roy Thomson Hall

harmonia mundi distribution


314 Cedar Bank Road 窶「 Otonabee-South Monaghan, ON K9J 6Y3 Tel: (705) 930-5516 窶「 Order fax: (866) 336-0110 窶「 sales窶田

harmonia mundi canada - September NRs  

New Releases for September 2013