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The extraordinary young violinist Alina Ibragimova is featured in a new recording for Hyperion of Prokofiev Violin Sonatas. Accompanied by pianist Steven Osborne, Ibragimova offers illuminating readings of these masterpieces of modern chamber music (p.11). Volume 63 of Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series focuses on music by Godard. Howard Shelley is featured in scintillating performances of the composer’s two piano concertos (p.10). Conductor Iván Fischer takes on Bruckner’s most popular work - his Symphony No.7 - in a glorious new SACD recording for Channel Classics (p.5). Another worldrenowned conductor, Valery Gergiev, adds a new gem to his Shostakovich discography with an new set for the Mariinsky label with the Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (p.16). Delphian artists Ludus Baroque present a new recording of The Triumph of Time & Truth - a rarely-recorded oratorio by Handel (p.6) and choral ensemble Conspirare performs music of Robert Kyr on a new disc for harmonia mundi (p.7). Crossing boundaries between pop and classical, the King’s Men, composed of 15 choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge, present After Hours - a disc of close-harmony covers of popular music hits (p.14). The Cumbia All Stars, acknowledged masters of the Peruvian Cumbia, are back with Tigres en Fuga, an album on the World Village label destined to revive interest in the genre (p.26). Finally, just in time for the World Cup (and in plenty of time for the Olympics) Chant du Monde offers a specially priced collection entitled Brazil! that features a who’s who of Brazilian music superstars (p.25).

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West Side Story SF Symphony, Tilson Thomas SFS Media • SFS 0059

Schubert: Kinderszenen, Waldszenen Marc-André Hamelin Hyperion • CDA 68030

Ambronay Aparté Channel Delphian harmonia mundi Hyperion King’s College Les Dissonances Mariinsky Mirare Onyx Praga Tahra Wergo

“Hamelin shows himself a virtuoso in a deeper sense, a virtuoso in sound, color and poetic empathy...”

“Pretty Damn Good... the first serious challenger to the Broadway original.” —GRAMOPHONE

“A balance of expressive subtlety and simplicity that strikes at the music’s very heart.” —GRAMOPHONE


COMING NEXT MONTH Music for Peter Gunn Harmonie Ensemble NY, Richman harmonia mundi • HMU 907624



Henry Mancini’s Music from Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn - the classic TV detective series (1958-61) - is best remembered today for Henry Mancini’s trend-setting score, which was inspired by West Coast Cool jazz. On Music for Peter Gunn, GRAMMY® nominated conductor Steven Richman and the sensational Harmonie Ensemble/New York, joined by ace old-school improvisers Lew Soloff  (trumpet) and Lew Tabackin (sax), place their own stamp on Mancini’s iconic orchestrations.

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JULY 2014

MONTEVERDI Vespro della beata Vergine

IMPORT A bona-fide masterpiece of sacred music, Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine not only sealed the connection between Renaissance Price Code: 2CA16 (2 CDs, Suggested Retail Price: $33.98) polyphony and the virtuoso opulence of the Baroque but also inspired composers across the whole of Europe. Published three years after L’Orfeo, it is a work of startling modernity that features a rainbow of colors and a daring range of styles, and is a testimony to the genius of the composer. Leading the Cappella Mediterranea and the Chamber Choir of Namur, Leonardo García Alarcón infuses the work with a rare vitality, fervor and finesse.

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Choeur de chambre de Namur, Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón Ambronay • AMY 041

DAVID Mélodies

IMPORT This world première recording presents eighteen art songs (mélodies) by French composer Félicien David (1810–1876). Published in the 1830s, Price Code: CA22 David’s mélodies were written in response to the (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) keen interest shown at that time in simple pieces for voice and piano, intended for performance in the homes of the aristocracy and the middle classes. He was often referred to as ‘the French Schubert,’ and indeed the influence of the Viennese composer can be felt in some of his pieces. On this disc from Aparté, baritone Tassis Christoyannis and pianist Thanassis Apostolopoulos contribute to the rediscovery of one of the major composers of the nineteenth century.

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Tassis Christoyannis (baritone), Thanassis Apostolopoulos (piano) Aparté • AP 086


JULY 2014

C.P.E. BACH Cello Concertos, Sinfonia No.5

IMPORT Possibly the most gifted of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was highly admired in his own century and stands out today as a brilliant and highly original composer. He revolutionized established principles of form, harmony and rhythm. His compositions are very personal and very free, with sudden changes of key, uneven phrase lengths and strong and unexpected contrasts, so that his music constantly holds the listener’s attention. This fascinating collection of his revolutionary music, released to celebrate the tercentenary of C.P.E. Bach’s birth, features cellist Ophélie Gaillard and the Pulcinella Orchestra.

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Also available Bach: Arias with piccolo cello Aparté • AP 045 (3149028024623)

“Bach’s sense of joy comes through at full strength.” —GRAMOPHONE 4


Ophélie Gaillard (cello), Pulcinella Orchestra Aparté • AP 080


JULY 2014


IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Until late in his career, Bruckner was understood and admired only within a small circle - a handful of advocates of his music, both pupils and Wagnerites. As he was composing his Symphony No.7, Bruckner heard news of the death of his musical idol Richard Wagner. He immediately decided to dedicate the work to his remembrance. The seventh symphony marked Bruckner’s breakthrough into widespread public acceptance, and since its première it has remained the most frequently performed of his nine symphonies. This gut-wrenching performance by Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra features the finest in recorded sound.

“Fischer is nothing if not individual...” —GRAMOPHONE

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Also available Mahler: Symphony No.5 Channel • CCS SA 34213 (723385342137)

“This great performance of this oft-recorded, often very well-recorded symphony, is worthy of comparison with Bernstein’s DG reading, only in spectacular sound.” —STEREOPHILE 5


Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer Channel Classics • CCS SA 33714


JULY 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] HANDEL The Triumph of Time and Truth

IMPORT On their third disc for Delphian, Ludus Baroque and five stellar soloists bring to life Handel’s rarely-heard final oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth - a remarkable Protestant re-casting of a work written fifty years earlier to a text by the young composer’s Roman patron Cardinal Pamphilj. The work, neglected by centuries of scholarship on account of its hybrid origins, here proves an extraordinary feast of riches, and the ideal vehicle for Richard Neville-Towle’s carefully assembled cast of exceptional soloists, vigorous, intelligent chorus and an orchestra made up from some of the UK’s leading period instrumentalists.

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Also available Handel: Song for St Cecilia’s Day Delphian • DCD 34110 (801918341106)

“Every ingredient here fuses in harmony... Memorable music, delivered without frills: that’s all you really need.” —THE TIMES 6


Sophie Bevan (soprano), Mary Bevan (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor), Ed Lyon (tenor), William Berger (bass), Ludus Baroque, Richard Neville-Towle Delphian • DCD 34135


JULY 2014

Estelí Gomez (soprano), David Farwig (baritone), Conspirare, Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Craig Hella Johnson harmonia mundi • HMU 807577 IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare, soprano Estelí Gomez, baritone David Farwig and the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra in this first recording of three choral works by Robert Kyr. Exploring the relationship between human and divine love, his cantatas The Cloud of Unknowing and Songs of the Soul transfixed audiences and critics alike when Conspirare premiered them. In a concert review, The Wall Street Journal hailed them as, “a powerful new achievement in American music that vividly traces a journey from despair to transcendence.”

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“Conspirare sings gloriously...” —THE BUFFALO NEWS

Also available Puts: Symphony No.4 harmonia mundi • HMU 907580 (093046758028)

“Brilliantly realized...” —NPR 7

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KYR The Cloud of Unknowing, Songs of the Soul, The Singer’s Ode


JULY 2014

La Chapelle Royale Philippe Herreweghe harmonia mundi • HMG 501341

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J.S. BACH Secular Cantatas PURCELL The Fairy Queen

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs harmonia mundi • HMG 501544

Les Arts Florissants William Christie harmonia mundi • HMG 501308

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PIAZZOLLA Concerto for bandonéon Pablo Mainetti (bandonéon), Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure, Josep Pons harmonia mundi • HMG 501595

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HAYDN Cello Concertos Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans harmonia mundi • HMG 501816 Previously Available as HMX 2961816 (794881912124) Deleted February 2010


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GILLES Requiem


JULY 2014

Rundfunkchor Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano harmonia mundi • HMG 501837

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HAYDN String Quartets Op.33 SCHUBERT An den Mond - Lieder

Cuarteto Casals harmonia mundi • HMG 502022

Dietrich Henschel (baritone) Helmut Deutsch (piano) harmonia mundi • HMG 501822

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BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Nos.4 & 7, Piano Trios Nos.3 & 5

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Daniel Sepec (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Andreas Staier (piano) harmonia mundi • HMG 508398


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WOLF Prometheus, Orchesterlieder


JULY 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] Howard Shelley (piano & direction), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Hyperion • CDA 68043


IMPORT Howard Shelley directs the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the piano in this latest volume of The Romantic Piano Concerto series. We have reached Volume 63 and the works of French composer Benjamin Godard, a figure who is almost totally forgotten today. He is described by Jeremy Nicholas in his booklet note as, “a composer who combines the sentimental melodic appeal of Massenet with the fecundity and technical facility of Saint-Saëns.” Among Godard’s oeuvre, much of the enormous amount of music he produced followed in the tradition of Mendelssohn and Schumann. With the emergence of more innovative composers, Godard’s conservative idiom meant his reputation faded before his early death in 1895. However, in the three works presented here his writing for the piano exceeds the technical range of his two idols, and is often reminiscent of the bravura demands found in the concertos of Liszt and Rubinstein.

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“Howard Shelley seems to have a great deal of fun playing it and is a wonderful advocate for this early Romantic music that he understands so well.” —AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

Also available Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.62 Hyperion • CDA 67975 (034571179759)

“Fascinating...” —THE NEW YORK TIMES 10


Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.63 GODARD Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Introduction and Allegro Op.49


JULY 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] PROKOFIEV Violin Sonatas Nos.1 & 2, Five Melodies

IMPORT Hyperion is delighted to present a special collaboration — already an extraordinary force on the concert platform — in its first appearance on record. Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne are musicians of searing, uncompromising intelligence and intense feeling. In his works for the violin, Prokofiev produced some of his most personal and expressive music. Both of his Violin Sonatas were written for David Oistrakh. The first was begun against the backdrop of Stalin’s Great Terror, and one senses that he drew his inspiration from the uncharacteristically dark wells of fear, despair and bereavement which were the lot of Prokofiev and his contemporaries. The Violin Sonata No.2 is of a very different character — generally sunny and carefree, though still with occasional fleeting shadows. In its original form it was a Flute Sonata, Op 94, which Prokofiev had completed in 1943. At David Oistrakh’s suggestion and with his assistance, Prokofiev transcribed the work.


“When you’re listening to Ibragimova, she is the only possible way to go. It is pure poetry...”

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Also available Schubert Violin Sonatas Hyperion • CDA 67911 (034571179117) “These performances exhibit that feeling of spontaneous enjoyment...” —GRAMOPHONE 11


Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano) Hyperion • CDA 67514


JULY 2014

MENDELSSOHN The Complete Solo Piano Music Vol.2

IMPORT Howard Shelley, acclaimed as the living master of early Romantic piano music, presents the Price Code: CA20 second instalment of his six-volume set of (Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) Mendelssohn’s complete solo piano music — perhaps the least well-known part of the composer’s repertoire. The first volume was praised for Shelley’s “immaculate, lightly-pedaled brilliance, unfailing stylistic assurance, warmth and flexibility” (Gramophone). This second volume includes the Rondo capriccioso (a favorite virtuoso concert piece of the nineteenth century), the three-movement Scottish flavored Fantasia and two books of the Songs Without Words.


BRIDGE Songs Janice Watson (soprano), Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Gerald Finley (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano) Hyperion • CDD 22071 IMPORT This important reissue brings together all fortyfive of the songs composed by Frank Bridge. Price Code: CA20 The program is presented generally along (2 CDs for the Price of 1, chronological lines, and although the songs were Suggested Retail Price: $20.98) written over two decades there is a remarkable consistency of style. A good number of the texts will be familiar from the songs of, say, Quilter or Finzi, but many more show Bridge’s enthusiasm for unearthing rather less well-known literary subject matter. The performers include soprano Janice Watson, mezzo Louise Winter, tenor Jamie MacDougall and baritone Gerald Finley. Roger Vignoles provides his usual rock-solid and musically stellar accompaniment.

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Howard Shelley (piano) Hyperion • CDA 68059


JULY 2014

STANFORD String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Fantasy

IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 67434 (034571174341) Deleted June 2012 Think of Stanford and the genre of the string Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98) quartet probably won’t come to mind. But he composed no fewer than eight such works over a twenty-eight year period, inspired by his friendship with the great violinist Joseph Joachim. The first two quartets are serious, big-boned works that show Stanford’s mastery of the idiom. On this mid-priced Helios series reissue, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet plays with a rare sensitivity and a natural eloquence. Also included is the Horn Fantasy — a dramatic, compelling and flawlessly written work (possibly composed as a tribute to Mozart), superbly played by Stephen Stirling.


COLES Music from Behind the Lines BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins Corydon Singers, Matthew Best Hyperion • CDH 55464 IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 67296 (034571172934) Deleted June 2012 This Helios series mid-priced reissue features Price Code: CA12 (Suggested Retail Price: $12.98) works by Scottish composer Cecil Coles performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra led by Martyn Brabbins. Following the outbreak of the First World War, Coles was sent to the trenches in France. He continued to compose, including the particularly poignant work Behind the Lines. Coles was killed in April of 1918 during a heroic attempt to rescue some wounded comrades. Thanks to the persistence and research of his daughter, his manuscripts, some still embedded with shrapnel, have been painstakingly pieced together to create this first recording of his compositions.

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RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Stephen Stirling (horn) Hyperion • CDH 55459


JULY 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] The King’s Men King’s College • KGS 0006 IMPORT The King’s Men are a close harmony group made up of fifteen choral scholars from the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. The group has previously released recordings for the Signum label focusing on folk and classical repertoire, but the more ‘popular’ side was not documented until now. The album includes arrangements of popular music tracks such as “Call Me Maybe,” “Forget You” and “I Want you Back” as well as classics like “Old Man River” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Listeners are sure to delight in the purity of the a cappella voices and diverse songs selected by the group. The majority of the album was recorded live in a semicircle and without digital systems. This has ensured a purity of sound, ideal for the more complex harmonies in some of the songs, and provided an intimacy to the recording.

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Also available Mozart: Requiem King’s College • KGS 0002 (822231700227) “Eminently recommendable.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES 14

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After Hours


JULY 2014

Les Dissonances, David Grimal Les Dissonances • LD 004 IMPORT DVD: 40 Minutes; PAL Format, Dolby Stereo 16:9 The French period-instrument ensemble Les Dissonances launches their own label with this combination CD and DVD set featuring Brahms’s Violin Concerto and the first-ever recording of the Symphony No.4 without a conductor. Les Dissonances is composed of brilliant soloists from major European orchestras. Violin soloist and leader David Grimal and the ensemble make all decisions collectively and embrace the same artistic standards. Violin and orchestra are one, with the interpretation of the work being carried both by Grimal and intense listening to the structure of the work by all the musicians.


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Also available Beethoven Symphony No.5 Aparté • AP 023 (3149028006025) “A version like you’ve never heard!” —TELERAMA 15

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BRAHMS Violin Concerto, Symphony No.4


JULY 2014

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos.4, 5 & 6

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD Valery Gergiev continues his acclaimed Shostakovich symphony cycle with his sixth release, a two SACD set featuring Symphonies Nos.4, 5 & 6. Shostakovich’s symphonies are often emotionally powerful and the three symphonies performed here are a particularly compelling and riveting combination. Without doubt, the tortuous difficulty of adhering to vaguely articulated political dictates shaped the evolution of Shostakovich’s music. Yet it is his sophisticated employment of musical codes that enabled him to maintain his creative integrity. These works are a superb illustration of his ability to toe the line deftly between political acclamation and condemnation.

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Price Code: 2CA18 (2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $37.98)

“There is, of course, no conductor in the world today who conducts as much of the music of Shostakovich, and Gergiev bids fair to be the most authoritative voice among the composer’s spokesmen.” —CLASSICAL CD CHOICE

Also available Shostakovich: Symphony No.8 Mariinsky • MAR 0525 (822231852520) “Throughout, Gergiev impresses... if you haven’t heard this Symphony in some time, he might remind you how great a piece of music it truly is.” —FANFARE 16


Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Mariinsky • MAR 0545


JULY 2014

ONSLOW Cello Sonatas Nos.1-3

IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 66736 (034571167367) Deleted February 2011 Following in the footsteps of Mozart and Haydn, Price Code: CA24 (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) George Onslow forged a middle path between the French and German heritages. Although he was nicknamed ‘the French Beethoven,’ in these three sonatas cellist Emmanuel Jacques and pianist Maude Gratton give listeners the opportunity to discover the true personality of a composer whose music, with its highly individual colors, combines operatic lyricism and theatricality, French elegance, rhythmic vitality and dazzling virtuosity.

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DUPONT Poéme, Les Heures dolentes, La Maison dans les dunes, Journée de Printemps Marie-Catherine Girod (piano), Prazák Quartet Mirare • MIR 238 IMPORT Previously Available as CDA 66638 (034571166384) Deleted January 2013 Now unjustly forgotten, composer Gabriel Price Code: CA24 (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) Dupont was the last representative of French Romanticism. For more than twenty years, pianist Marie-Catherine Girod has been a passionate defender of neglected and forgotten repertoire for the piano. This new disc features Girod in a selection of Dupont’s music for solo piano taken from the sets Les Heures dolentes and La Maison dans les dunes. Also included are the piano quintet entitled Poéme, which features the Prazák Quartet, and the world première recording of Journée de Printemps for violin and piano.

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Emmanuel Jacques (cello), Maude Gratton (piano) Mirare • MIR 192


JULY 2014

Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), Shai Wosner (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4120 IMPORT Cellist Danjulo Ishizaka, a former BBC Radio3 New Generation Artist, is a star on the rise - in high demand with leading orchestras and conductors worldwide. He made his Vienna Musikverein debut in 2003, his BBC Proms debut in 2006 and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2012, Ishizaka was awarded the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award, one of Japan’s most prestigious music awards. For his Onyx Classics début, Ishizaka is joined by pianist Shai Wosner in a colorful and insightful program of works by Grieg, Janácek and Kodály.

“One of the best young cellists around.” —THE STRAD

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Also available Brahms: Fantasies, Variations. Onyx • ONYX 4055 (880040405528) “This is an inventively conceived and impressive recording.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES 18

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JANÁCEK Prohadka, Presto KODÁLY Cello Sonata GRIEG Cello Sonata


JULY 2014

Joseph Moog (piano) Onyx Classics • ONYX 4126 IMPORT Polish composer Franz Xaver Scharwenka was one of the most important and popular composer pianists of the late 19th century. He had a major career as a soloist, and toured the USA a total of 26 times. His four piano concertos were once cornerstones of the repertoire, admired by both Liszt and Tchaikovsky. For his third recording on Onyx Classics, pianist Joseph Moog performs Scharwenka’s Piano Sonata Op.36 and Tonbilder Op.38, pairing them with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Sonata Op.37, Romance Op.5 and Aveu passionné. Moog is fast becoming recognized as one of the most gifted and inquiring of the younger generation of pianists.

“Technically impressive... the poise of a major talent...” —MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL

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Also available Scarlatti Illuminated Onyx • ONYX 4106 (880040410621) “Moog has an original turn of mind and an impressive technique. The music is never less than unexpected...” —SINFINI MUSIC 19

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TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Sonata Op.37, Romance Op.5, Aveu passionné SCHARWENKA Piano Sonata Op.36, 5 Tonbilder Op.38 Nos.1-2


JULY 2014

CHOPIN Piano Sonata No.2, Ballade No.1, Valse No.17, Fantaisie in F minor RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.4

IMPORT SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was a legend in his own lifetime - renowned Price Code: CA24 for his beautifully polished sound, clarity of (Suggested Retail Price: $24.98) execution, strict fidelity to the composer and awareness of harmonic subtleties. Everything was planned to the highest degree of musical and technical perfection. On this third volume in Praga’s series of Michelangeli recordings remastered for SACD, the great pianist is heard in solo works by Chopin and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4, accompanied by The Philharmonia led by Ettore Gracis.


Hermann Scherchen, Hermann Abendroth, Wilhelm Furtwängler Tahra • TAH 768 IMPORT With this release, Tahra brings to an end a musical adventure that started 22 years ago. Begun as a label dedicated to restoring the finest historic Price Code: CA19 recordings of great German conductors, it is (Suggested Retail Price: $19.98) fitting that this final disc should include examples of some of the finest work the label has done. Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic in excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, Hermann Scherchen leads the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Schubert’s Symphony No.8 and Hermann Abendroth leads the Staatskapelle Schwerin in excerpts from a previously unissued recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No.7.

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Tahra Story BEETHOVEN Symphonies Nos.5 & 7 (excerpts) BRUCKNER Symphony No.7 (excerpts) RAMEAU Sixième concert en sextuor SCHUBERT Symphony No.8


Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano), The Philharmonia, Ettore Gracis Praga • PRD 350110


JULY 2014

HURT Erratischer Block, Dead Reckoning, August Frommers Dinge, Seuring / Schalter

IMPORT Born in Regensburg in 1979, Leopold Hurt studied composition at Hamburg University of Music and zither and period performance Price Code: CA25 practice at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in (Suggested Retail Price: $25.98) Munich. His oeuvre covers the entire spectrum of instrumental and vocal music, with the zither featuring prominently. This Wergo release offers a portrait of Hurt’s output with two of the four pieces focusing on an area that has been mostly neglected – the traditional music of the Alpine area. With their varying instrumentations – from string trio (Mondrian Ensemble Basel) to orchestral work (Philharmoniker Hamburg) – these works provide a fascinating overview.


SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire Helga Pilarczyk (soprano), Maria Bergmann (piano), Jacques Castagner (flute), Guy Deplus (clarinet), Louis Montaigne (bass clarinet), Luben Yordanoff (violin), Serge Collot (viola), Jean Huchot (cello), Pierre Boulez Wergo • WER 6778 IMPORT The latest reissue in Wergo’s studio reihe series is very special. This recording, featuring soprano Helga Pilarczyk and conductor Pierre Boulez Price Code: CA28 performing Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, was the (Suggested Retail Price: $28.98) first release on the newly founded Wergo label in 1962, and it was the recording that laid the foundation of the label’s decades-long story of success. Unavailable on CD up to now, this highlight from Wergo’s early days has been remastered for CD to offer the finest sound quality.

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Ensemble Mosaik, Leopold Hurt, Ensemble Resonanz, Hannes Reich, Mondrian Ensemble Basel, Philharmoniker Hamburg, Simone Young Wergo • WER 6410


JULY 2014


Blues A-Plenty

The Soul of Ben Webster

Hodges with Strayhorn and the Orchestra

Johnny Hodges APO • CVRJ 6123 SA

Ben Webster APO • CVRJ 6124 SA

Johnny Hodges, Billy Strayhorn APO • CVRJ 8452 SA

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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD

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

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

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

DOMESTIC File in: Jazz One of the giants of the alto saxophone, Johnny Hodges was perhaps the most important soloist and sideman in Duke Ellington’s orchestra from 1928 up to Hodges’s death in 1970. The self-taught player made many solo forays during his long career - one of his ‘50s outfits included a young John Coltrane - but history remembers Hodges for his virtuosic sidemanship, particularly his sensitive rendering of ballads. Originally released in 1958, Blues A-Plenty is released here on SACD for the first time. The Soul of Ben Webster is a killer session that teams up the matchless jazz tenor sax master with fellow tenorist Harold Ashby and trumpeter Art Farmer in a soulful program of originals. Originally released in 1958 on Verve, this SACD remastering by Analogue Productions presents this recording in the best possible audio quality. Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Hodges with Strayhorn and the Orchestra finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges’s musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including some of the orchestra’s most familiar numbers.



JULY 2014

The Late Show - An Evening with Jaki Byard Live at the Keystone Korner Vol.3

IMPORT File in: Jazz An icon in the history of jazz, Jaki Byard was Art Tatum, Earl Hines, Bud Powell, Cecil Taylor Price Code: CA22 and Bill Evans all rolled up in one. Yet, like these (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) fellow icons, he was his own uncompromising, unique, living entity. Byard isn’t a household name, but most likely his low profile is the result of an irresistible need to constantly reinvent himself, the sure sign of the consummate artist. The Late Show is the third installment of HighNote’s Jaki Byard retrospective. The selections themselves contain a few signature Byard specialities and a couple of songs not currently available by the pianist. HighNote’s collection of beautifully restored tapes leaves us with a rich history of Byard’s music, allowing us to experience the intense struggle of a dedicated artist to keep his essence alive while still making us laugh with him along life’s corridor.



Jaki Byard HighNote • HCD 7264

I Love You, Yes I Do

IMPORT File in: Jazz Barbara Morrison has been featured on over twenty recordings, featuring repertoire ranging Price Code: CA22 from traditional jazz and blues to gospel and (Suggested Retail Price: $22.98) pop. Her powerful voice, with its two-and-a-halfoctave range, allows her to belt out down-home, soul-stirring blues in a manner that places her firmly in the tradition of Etta Jones, Helen Humes, Irene Reid, and Dinah Washington. Her impassioned renditions of favorite torch songs reveal a consummate musicianship and a firm grasp of a song’s deepest meaning. On I Love You, Yes I Do, Morrison is once again partnered with the soulful tenor saxophone of Houston Person, who brings his own unique brand of bluesy exuberance to the proceedings.

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Barbara Morrison Savant • SCD 2136


JULY 2014

Amalia Rodrigues, Fernando Farinha, Maria do Carmo Torres, José Porfirio and many more Chant du Monde • 2742349


chant du monde

Portugal! Amalia Rodrigues & The Legends of Fado

Price Code: CA14 (2 CDs for the Price of 1, Suggested Retail Price: $14.98)

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Argentina! Tango Legends from Gardel to Piazzolla Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Fresedo, Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Simone and many more Chant du Monde • 2742353

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España! Grandes Personajes del Flamenco Terremoto de Jerez, Carmen Amaya, Tio Gregorio El Borrico, La Perla de Cádiz and many more Chant du Monde • 2742351


JULY 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] João Gilberto, Baden Powell, Jorge Ben, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Mendes and many more Chant du Monde • 2742347 IMPORT File in: World / South America / Brazil This specially priced two disc set, Brazil! The Birth of Bossa Nova, features all the major artists and musicians who created and introduced the world to the iconic Brazilian beat. Featured artists include Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell, Laurindo Almeida, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto and American jazz greats Stan Getz and Kenny Burrell. Tracks include timeless classics such as João Gilberto’s “Chega de saudade,” “Desafinado” from the 1962 album Getz/Gilberto and Elizete Cardoso singing “Manha de carnival” from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. This album (best enjoyed with a frosty Caipirinha) is your summer ticket to Rio, and a perfect compliment to any World Cup celebration.


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chant du monde

Brazil! The Birth of Bossa Nova


JULY 2014

[PRIORITY RELEASE] Cumbia All Stars World Village • 450028 IMPORT File in: World / South America / Peru With their bold, resonant guitar lines and spiky beats, the Cumbia All Stars reinvigorate golden oldies whilst giving birth to new melodies that remain loyal to the origins of the genre. These veteran singers and players are living legends of Cumbia - the band’s moniker is concise but spot-on. They the kept the flame lit for over four decades and have now come together again, with this new album Tigres en Fuga, to re-stoke the fires of the phenomenon that is Cumbia Peruana.

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Tigres en Fuga

Concert Calendar

JULY 2014 Beatrice Rana 2014-07-23 Toronto, ON --> Walter Hall Ben Sidran 2014-07-02 Montréal, QC --> Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill 2014-07-03 Montréal, QC --> Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill Christopher Maltman & Graham Johnson 2014-08-06 Toronto, ON --> Walter Hall Elizabeth Wallfisch 2014-08-08 Saint-Irénée, QC --> Le Domaine Forget International Festival Ensemble Constantinople 2014-08-15 Saint-Irénée, QC --> Le Domaine Forget International Festival Freddy Cole 2014-07-04 Montréal, QC --> Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, PdA - Jazz Beat Hyatt R Gianmaria Testa 2014-07-04 Montréal, QC --> Gesú - Centre de créativité 2014-07-05 Montréal, QC --> Gesú - Centre de créativité 2014-07-06 Montréal, QC --> Gesú - Centre de créativité Harry Manx 2014-06-26 Montréal, QC --> Gesú - Centre de créativité 2014-06-27 Montréal, QC --> Gesú - Centre de créativité 2014-06-28 Montréal, QC --> Gesú - Centre de créativité Houston Person 2014-06-26 Toronto, ON --> KAMA on King - TD Toronto Jazz Festival James Ehnes 2014-06-16 Vancouver, BC --> Orpheum Theatre: Romans and Britons Joey DeFrancesco Trio 2014-06-20 Ottawa, ON --> International Jazz Festival - NAC Studio 2014-06-25 Toronto, ON --> Horseshoe Tavern - TD Toronto Jazz Festival Latitude 41 2014-07-25 Ottawa, ON --> Dominion-Chalmers United Church Modigliani Quartet 2014-07-30 Toronto, ON --> Walter Hall 2014-08-01 Saint-Irénée, QC --> Le Domaine Forget International Festival Mulatu Astatke 2014-07-06 Montréal, QC --> Club Soda Pavel Kolesnikov 2014-08-13 Stratford, ON --> St. Andrew’s Church Sandra Nkaké 2014-06-30 Ottawa, ON --> Ottawa International Jazz Festival - NAC Four 2014-07-03 Quebec City, QC --> Festival d’été de Québec - Scéne Hydro-Québec 2014-07-04 Trois Rivières, QC --> Festivoix - Scène Jardin des Ursulines 2014-07-02 Montréal, QC --> Scène Bell @ Montréal Jazz Festival Swingle Singers 2014-08-23 Saint-Irénée, QC --> Le Domaine Forget International Festival Tom Harrell 2014-07-06 Montreal, QC --> Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, PdA - Jazz Beat Hyatt R Trinity College Choir, Cambridge 2014-07-11 Elora, ON --> Gambrel Barn (Elora Festival) 2014-07-12 Toronto, ON --> St. James Cathedral 2014-07-13 Elora, ON --> Gambrel Barn (Elora Festival) 2014-07-15 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON --> St. Mark’s Church 2014-07-16 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON --> St. Mark’s Church 2014-07-18 Parry Sound, ON --> Charles W. Stockey Centre

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