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The Colors of Christmas / John Rutter

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Artists: The Bach Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/John Rutter. (1 CD) DEC B001609202 $20.98 $14.98 Special Low Price! A major new collection of Christmas music, featuring arrangements of carols and original compositions - all performed and conducted by John Rutter, the Bach Choir, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!

November 2011

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Video Highlights There’s a particularly good selection of video releases on DVD and Blu-Ray this month - here’s a sampling...

Glenn Gould: On Television The Complete CBC Broadcasts 1954-1977 For the first time, the dozens of television programs Glenn Gould made with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1954 to 1977 are collected in their entirety in Glenn Gould on Television - The Complete CBC Broadcasts. (10 DVDs) (Sony) (Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, Color) 10SNYC 521094 $109.99 $98.99

Richard Wagner, by Tony Palmer “One of the most beautiful motion pictures in history” - Opera News Restored in Widescreen and Hi-Definition, with the music conducted by Sir Georg Solti, this 3 DVD set boasts a cast that includes Richard Burton, Lawrence Olivier, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Gwyneth Jones, Sir William Walton the list goes on! (3 DVD-Video) (420 min.; NTSC 16:9, Color) 3TPF 157 $35.99 $31.99

Barenboim’s Legendary “Ring” This is the acclaimed production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle filmed at the Bayreuth Festival under Daniel Barenboim with a cast that included John Tomlinson, Siegfried Jerusalem and Poul Elming. Performed over a five-year period and filmed at the conclusion when the "Bayreuth Workshop" had raised "the quality of the performance to an almost unsurpassable level" (Der Tagesspiegel). 11KUL D4755 $105.99 $85.99 On Sale

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❦Barenboim / Boulez :: Liszt Concertos

"The two Liszt concertos were truly miraculous.” -The Telegraph “With Boulez wielding the baton over Barenboim's Staatskapelle Berlin as the pianist tackles these two pillars of Liszt's musical temple, a magical On Sale balance is achieved that allows the music's character to surge forth with no recourse to the easy victories of cliché." -The Independent (1 CD) DGG B001606802 $20.98 $17.98

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Pollini & Thielemann in Brahms Artists: Maurizio Pollini (Pno); Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann. (1 CD) DGG B001612002 $20.98 $17.98 In June this year, after an absence of a quarter-century, the legendary Maurizio Pollini returned to Dresden’s Semperoper to play Brahms’s First Piano Concerto under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Not at all surprisingly, they brought the house down.

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Joan Sutherland Limited Edition Joan Sutherland: The Complete Decca Studio Recitals Decca pays tribute to Joan Sutherland with a limited-edition 23-CD set of her complete studio recitals. The CDs are 23 CDs presented in sleeves with original cover art a 48-page booklet contains an appreciation of Joan Sutherland by opera critic George Hall. (23 CD) DEC B001619502 $108.48 $91.98

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Anna Bolena :: Netrebko / Garanca Donizetti: Anna Bolena Artists: Anna Netrebko (Sop); Elina Garanca (Mzzo); Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass). Evelino Pido/Vienna State Opera. (2 DVD) 2DGG B001620309 $42.98 $36.98 Hot off her opening 2011 season appearance at the NY Metropolitan Opera, Anna Netrebko takes the lead On Sale role her much anticipated appearance in Anna Bolena. As with her previous Videos from Deutsche Grammophone, expect quality high-definition transfer and bonus features.


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Featured New Mozart: Piano Concertos / Hélène Grimaud Works: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488; Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459; Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505. Artists: Hélène Grimaud (Pno)/Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mojca Erdmann (Sop). Deluxe: (CD&DVD) DGG B001620500 $35.98 $29.98 Standard: (CD) DGG B001620402 $20.98 $17.98 This album marks two 'firsts' for Hélène Grimaud - her first live DG recording and her first ever Mozart concerto recording!

❦French Impressions / Rachel Kolly d'Alba, Violin Works: Chausson: Poème for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 25; Ravel: Tzigane; Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61; Ysaye: Berceuse Op. 20; Rêve d'enfant, Op. 14. Artists: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire/John Axelrod; Orchestre Symphonique Bienne/Jean-Jacques Kantorow. (1 CD) WRNC 2564671814 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale "The way she gently eases into the magical final section of SaintSaëns’s Violin Concerto’s slow movement is unforgettable, so too her beguilingly seductive handling of Ravel’s volatile gypsy inflections and introspectively dreamy Chausson... This is a perfect showcase for a young player whose musical insights are of the highest calibre." -Classic FM

❦Toshio Hosokawa: Landscapes Works: Hosokawa: Landscape V for sho and string quartet (arranged for string orchestra); Ceremonial Dance for string orchestra; Sakura für Otto Tomek for shô solo; Cloud and Light. Artists: Mayumi Miyata (shô); Münchener Kammerorchester/Alexander Liebreich. (1 CD) ECM B001607302 $20.98 $17.98 “It is poetic and beautiful, always evocative.” -Sunday Times “It's exquisite in a self-conscious way, with every texture precisely crafted and placed” -The Guardian

❦Delius: Concertos / Tasmin Little, Paul Watkins Works: Delius: Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto; Double Concerto. Artists: Tasmin Little (Vln); Paul Watkins (Clo); Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony. (1 CD) CHA 5094 $21.99 $19.99 "A magical, sensuous flow is the presiding quality of this superior performance by Little. Watkins is no less captivating in the Cello Concerto, and they are superb together in the Double Concerto, with its heart-easing slow second section." -The Sunday Times

❦The Liszt Concertos / Barenboim, Boulez Artists: Daniel Barenboim (Pno); Pierre Boulez/ Staatskapelle Berlin. (1 CD) DGG B001606802 $20.98 $17.98 "The two Liszt concertos were truly miraculous.” -The Telegraph “With Boulez wielding the baton over Barenboim's Staatskapelle Berlin as the pianist tackles these two pillars of Liszt's musical temple, a magical balance is achieved that allows the music's character to surge forth with no recourse to the easy victories of cliché." -The Independent

❦Schumann: String Quartets, Op. 41 / Doric (1 CD) CHA 10692 $20.99 $18.99 "The Dorics play with warmth, finesse and exciting attack." -The Observer "Among numerous affecting details: the sinuous allegro opening of No 2; the driven upsurge of its scherzo; and the plangent sigh that is No 3’s andante espressivo introduction." -The Sunday Times


New Releases

Releases Joan Sutherland: Complete Decca Studio Recitals (23 CD) DEC B001619502 $108.48 $91.98 Decca pays tribute to Joan Sutherland with a limitededition 23-CD set of her complete studio recitals. The CDs are presented in sleeves with original cover art a 48-page booklet contains an appreciation of Joan Sutherland by opera writer and critic George Hall.

❦Charlie Siem Plays Bruch, Bull & Wieniawski Works: Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor; Bull, O: Cantabile doloroso e Rondo giocoso; Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor. Artists: Charlie Siem (Vln); Andrew Gourlay/LSO. (1 CD) WRNC 2564666612 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale "What impresses most is Siem's tonal purity and emotional intensity, which combine in the Bruch to create a reading of tender sincerity and coruscating brilliance." -Classic FM

Les Héroïques Romantiques, Tragédiennes, Vol. 3 / Gens Works: Berlioz, Gluck, Gossec, Kreutzer, Massenet, Méhul, Mermet, Meyerbeer, Saint-Saëns, Salieri & Verdi. Artists: Véronique Gens (Sop); Christophe Rousset/Les Talens Lyriques. (1 CD) VCL 709272B $17.98 $15.98 “Passion, ardour, rage, tenderness – the full gamut of human expression emerges in this selection of works created for French operatic femmes fatales” -BBC on Vol. 2

Colors Of Christmas / Rutter Artists: The Bach Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/John Rutter. (1 CD) DEC B001609202 $20.98 $17.98 A major new collection of Christmas music, featuring arrangements of carols and original compositions - all performed and conducted by John Rutter & ensemble!

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 / Pollini & Thielemann Artists: Maurizio Pollini (Pno); Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann. (1 CD) DGG B001612002 $20.98 $17.98 In June this year, after an absence of a quartercentury, the legendary Maurizio Pollini returned to Dresden’s Semperoper to play Brahms’s First Piano Concerto under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Not at all surprisingly, they brought the house down.

New Sony Reissues From The Met La Fille du Régiment (1940) Works: Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment. Artists: Lily Pons, Raoul Jobin, Salvatore Baccaloni, Irra Petin. Gennaro Papi/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (1 CD) SNYC 961912 $18.49 $16.49

Thomas: Mignon (1945) Works: Ambroise Thomas: Mignon. Artists: Risë Stevens; James Melton; Mimi Benzell; Ezio Pinza. Wilfred Pelletier/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (1 CD) SNYC 961922 $18.49 $16.49

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1955) Works: Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Artists: Richard Tucker; Roberta Peters; Lucine Amara; Risë Stevens; Martial Singher. Pierre Monteux/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (1 CD) SNYC 961902 $18.49 $16.49

Bizet: Carmen (1952) Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen. Artists: Risë Stevens; Richard Tucker; Nadine Conner; Paolo Silveri. Fritz Reiner/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (1 CD) SNYC 961892 $18.49 $16.49

Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca Artists: Anna Netrebko (Sop); Elina Garanca (Mzzo); Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass). Evelino Pido/ Vienna State Opera. (2 DVD) DGG B001620309 $42.98 $36.98 Hot off her opening 2011 season appearance at the NY Metropolitan Opera, the Queen of The Met Anna Netrebko takes the lead role her much anticipated appearance in Anna Bolena. As with her previous MET Opera Performances on DVD from Deutsche Grammophone, expect quality high-definition transfer and bonus features.

R. Strauss: Capriccio / Fleming Artists: Peter Rose (Bass); Morten Frank Larsen (Bar); Joseph Kaiser (Tnr); Renee Fleming (Sop); Sarah Connolly (Mzzo); Russell Braun (Bar). Andrew Davis/Metropolitan Opera. (2 DVD) DEC B001619609 $32.98 $28.48 Following the success of Fleming’s Der Rosenkavalier DVD, comes Fleming’s interpretation of Strauss’ chamber-opera, Capriccio.


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All Naxos is On Sale during Including these New Releases for This Month ❦Arvo Part: Piano Music Works: Arvo Pärt (1935 - ): Für Anna Maria for solo piano; Für Alina; Lamentate for piano & orchestra (Hommage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture ‘Marsyas’); Partita, for piano, Op. 2; Sonatinas for piano nos 1 & 2. Artists: JoAnn Falletta/Netherlands Radio Chamber PO. Ralph van Raat (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572525 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale “From the outset Part offered a new and totally personal view of melody and musical content, the disc opening with the piano Sonatinas from 1958, works that launched his international presence while he was still a student at the Tallinn Conservatory. They speak of one seeking to communicate as economically as possible, styles impinging on one another as if in recollection of the music of others he had already heard...” David’s Review Corner

❦James Whitbourne: Living Voices Works: James Whitbourn (1963 - ): A brief story of Peter Abelard, for chorus, saxophone & organ; A Prayer from South Africa, for chorus; All shall be Amen and Alleluia, for chorus, percussion, piano & organ; Give us the wings of faith, for chorus & organ; Living Voices, for narrator, chorus & saxophone; Requiem canticorum, for chorus, saxophone & organ. Artists: James Jordan/Westminster Williamson Voices. (1 CD) (Naxos) NXS 8572737 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale “Here’s another welcome collection from a truly original communicator in modern British choral music. Whitbourn’s interest in the compelling combination of voices and the soprano saxophone dominates here...The Princeton choir is directed by James Jordan with precision and poise” -The Observer.

❦Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 1 Works: Howard Hanson (1896 1981): Lament for Beowulf for chorus & orchestra; Symphony no 1, Op 22 “Nordic”. Artists: Gerard Schwarz/Seattle SO. (1 CD) (Naxos) NXS 8559700 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale “This is confident, generous, beautifully made music, richly (and sensitively) scored. Schwarz, and his splendid Seattle orchestra do not shortchange us on any of this and they are beautifully, ripely, recorded here.” (Gramophone on the original Delos release)

Jeffrey Ryan: Fugitive Colours / Tovey Works: Jeffrey Ryan: Symphony no 1 (“Fugitive Colours”); The Linearity of Light, for orchestra; Triple Concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra (“Equilateral”). Artists: Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver SO; Gryphon Trio. (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572765 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Malcolm Arnold: Cello Concerto; Symphony For Strings, et al. Works: Malcolm Arnold (1921 2006): Concertino for flute & strings, Op. 19a; Fantasy for recorder & string quartet, Op. 140; Saxophone Concerto; Shakespearean Cello Concerto, Op. 136; Symphony for Strings, Op. 13. Artists: Nicholas Ward/Manchester Sinfonia; Richard Howarth/Northern CO. Raphael Wallfisch (Clo); John Turner (Recorder); Esther Ingham (Flt); Carl Raven (Flt). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572640 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Ildebrando Pizzetti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 Works: Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880 - 1968): Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major; Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major. Artists: Lajtha Quartet. (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8570876 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Jesus Villa-Rojo: Music for Cello Works: Jesus Villa-Rojo (1940 - ): Expresiones, for cello; Lamento, for cello & piano (“Version B”); Oración serena, for cello & piano; Sonata for cello & piano no 2. Artists: Asier Polo (Clo); Rafael Romero (Voice); Gerardo Lopez Laguna (Pno); Amaia Zipitria (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572564 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Maurice Saylor: The Hunting Of The Snark Works: Phil Carluzzo: Stolen Goods, for band; Maurice Saylor: Publicity Pays, for band; The Hunting of the Snark; Andrew Earle Simpson: Too Many Mammas, for band. Artists: Gisèle Becker/Holton-arms Lower School Chorus; Snark Ensemble. Susan Rider (Cornet); Julian Dale Barton (Reeds); Ben Redwine (Reeds). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572685 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Robert Helps: Chamber Music With Piano Works: Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938): Studies on Chopin’s Études; Robert Helps (1928 - 2001): Duo for Cello and Piano; Fantasy for violin & piano; Piano Quartet; Postlude, for horn, violin & piano; Quintet for flute, violin, clarinet, cello & piano; John Ireland; Mendelssohn; Francis Poulenc. Artists: ATOS Trio. Marieke Schneemann (Flt); Robert Helps (Pno); Naomi Niskala (Pno); Thomas Hoppe (Pno); Lars Wouters van den Oudenwijer (Clnt). (2 CD) (Naxos (USA) 2NXS 8559696 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale

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Mcleod: The Emperor And The Nightingale Works: Jenny McLeod: Celebrations (3), for orchestra; Rock Concerto, for piano & orchestra; The Emperor and the Nightingale, for narrator & orchestra. Artists: Uwe Grodd/New Zealand Sym. Eugene Albulescu (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572671 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Donizetti: Marino Faliero / Cinquegrani, Surian, Stanisci, Magri, Grassi, Dall’amico Works: Donizetti: Marino Faliero, opera. Artists: Bruno Cinquegrani/Bergamo Musica Festival Chorus. (2 CD) (Naxos (USA) 2NXS 8660303 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale

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Richard Strauss: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet

Modern Music For Viola And Piano Works: Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 1960): Sonata for violin & piano in C sharp minor, Op. 21; George Enescu (1881 - 1955): Concert Piece, for viola & piano; Joseph Joachim (1831 - 1907): Hebrew Melodies for viola & piano, Op 9; Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967): Adagio for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano; Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959): Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355. Artists: Sarah-Jane Bradley (Vla); Anthony Hewitt (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572533 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Works: R. Strauss: Concertante for piano, 2 violins & cello; Festmarsch (No. 2) in D major for piano quartet; Pieces (2) for piano quartet; Ständchen, for piano quartet in G major; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 37 (TrV 53, AV 37); Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in D major, Op. 53. Artists: Amelia Piano Trio. Max Mandel (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos) NXS 8570896 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Ludvig Irgens-Jensens: Symphony in D minor Works: Ludvig Irgens-Jensen (1894 - 1969): Air, for orchestra; Passacaglia for orchestra; Sinfonia in D. Artists: Bjarte Engeset/Bournemouth SO. (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572312 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Scriabin: Piano Sonatas No 1, 4 & 8, Poemes

Sibelius: Symphonies No 6 & 7, Finlandia / Inkinen

Works: Scriabin: Deux Pièces, Op. 59; Poèmes for Piano, Op. 71/1&2; Op. 32/1&2; Op. 44/1&2; Op. 63/ 1&2; Op. 69/1&2. Artists: Alexander Ghindin (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572440 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Works: Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26; Symphony no 6 in D minor, Op. 104; Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 105. Artists: Pietari Inkinen/ New Zealand Sym. (1 CD) (Naxos) NXS 8572705 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale The tranquil and sunny poetry of Symphony No. 6 joins the majestic singlemovement Symphony No. 7, coupled with Finlandia, the work which established Sibelius's fame and became a symbol of Finnish freedom.

Penderecki: Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto Works: Krzysztof Penderecki (1933 - ): Concerto for Cello no2; Concerto for Viola. Artists: Antoni Wit. Grigori Zhislin (Vla); Tatjana Vassiljeva (Clo). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572211 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Turina: Piano Works, Vol. 7 / Jordi Maso, piano Works: Joaquín Turina (1882 1949): Album de viaje for piano, Op. 15; Evocaciones, 3 pieces for piano, Op. 46; Fiesta, for piano (Viaje maritimo no 2), Op. 49/2; Llegada al puerto, for piano (Viaje maritimo no 3), Op. 49/3; Luz en el mar, for piano (Viaje maritimo no 1) Op. 49/1; Mallorca, suite for piano, Op. 44. Artists: Jordi Masó (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572455 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Pierre Rode: Violin Concertos No 3, 4 & 6 Works: Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode (1774 - 1830): Concerto for Violin no 3 in G minor, Op. 5; Concerto for Violin no 4 in A major, Op. 6; Concerto for Violin no 6 in B flat major, Op. 8. Artists: Nicolas Pasquet/Jena PO. Friedemann Eichhorn (Vln). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8570767 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

M.K. Ciurlionis: Piano Works Vol 2 / Rubackyte Works: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875 1911): Autumn VL.264; Fugue for piano in B flat minor, Op. 34; Pater Noster VL.260; Prelude for piano in A major; Prelude for piano in B flat minor, Op. 16/2; Prelude for piano in C major, Op. 31/2. Artists: Muza Rubackyté (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572660 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Overtures Works: Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34; Dubinushka (The Little Oak Stick) (I), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 62; May Night; Overture on Russian Themes (ii), for orchestra, Op. 28; Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36; The Maid of Pskov. Artists: Gerard Schwarz/Seattle SO. (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572788 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

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Idil Biret: Solo Edition, Vol. 2 / Franz Liszt Works: Liszt: Études (12), S. 136; Études de concert (3), S. 144; Konzertetüden (2), for piano, S. 145; Overture zu Tannhäuser, transcripion for piano (after Wagner), S. 442; Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, S 434. Artists: Idil Biret (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos) NXS 8571286 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Quartet; Piano Trio Works: Ernest Chausson (1855 1899): Concerto for violin, piano & string quartet, Op. 21; Trio for Piano and Strings, Op. 3. Artists: Meadowmount Trio. Erik Larsen (Pno); Stephen Shipps (Vln). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572468 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Orchestral works of Gian Francesco Malipiero Works: Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882 - 1973): Impressioni dal vero I, for orchestra; Impressioni dal vero II, for orchestra; Impressioni dal vero III, for orchestra; Pause del silenzio I, for orchestra; Pause del silenzio II, for orchestra. Artists: Francesco La Vecchia/Rome SO. (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572409 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

Rolla: Sonatas for Viola and Piano Works: Alessandro Rolla (1757 - 1841): Duetto, for violin and viola, Op. 18/1; Esercizio (Caprice) no 1 for viola; Esercizio (Caprice) no 2 for viola; Esercizio e Arpeggio (Caprice no 3) for viola in G major; Sonata for viola & double bass in C major; Sonata for viola & piano, in D minor, Op. 3/2. Artists: Liza Ferschtman (Vln); Jennifer Stumm (Vla); Connie Shih (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos) NXS 8572010 $10.99 $8.99 On Sale

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ACA Digital Circles Of Motion: Works by Vivaldi, Britten, Rutter / Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Works: Jeffery L. Ames (1969 - ): A Psalm of Praise; Britten: Ceremony of Carols; David L. Brunner: O Music; On Christmas Morn; Pablo Casals (1876 1973): Nigra Sum; Bob Chilcott (1955 - ): Circles of motion; Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889 - 1960); Ruth Watson Henderson (1932 - ); Ron Jeffers; John Rutter (1945 - ); Traditional; Christmas Traditional; Vivaldi. Artists: Martha Shaw/Spivey Hall Children’s Choir. Elizabeth Murphy (Clo); Adam Hayes (Tpt). (1 CD) (ACA Digital) ACD 20112 $18.99 $16.99

Orlando Furioso: Madrigals on Ludovico Ariosto’s Epic Poem Works: William Byrd (1543 - 1623): La verginella; Perissone Cambio (fl. 1520 - 1562): Scarpello si vedrà di piombo o lima, for 5 voices; Alfonso Ferrabosco (1578 - 1628): Questi ch’indizio fan del mio tormento, for 6 voices; Andrea Gabrieli (1532 1585): Dunque basciar si bell’e dolce labbio, madrigal for 3 voices; Orlande de Lassus (1532 - 1594): Deh perche voglio anco, madrigal for 5 voices, H. 1/183; Di qua di la, madrigal for 5 voices, H. i/176; Palestrina (1525 - 1594); Benedetto Pallavicino (1551 - 1601); Hoste da Reggio (fl. 1545-1560); Cipriano de Rore (1515 - 1565); Alessandro Striggio (1540 - 1592); Bartolomeo Tromboncino (circa 1470 - after 1535); Philippe Verdelot (circa 1470-1480 - circa 1551); Vincenzo Ruffo (circa 1508 - 1587); Giaches de Wert (1535 - 1596). Artists: La Compagnia Del Madrigale. Rossana Bertini (Sop); Nadia Ragni (Sop). (1 CD) (ACA-Arcana (Outhere) ACAN 363 $20.99 $18.99

Fasch: Concertos for Various Instruments / Il Gardellino Works: Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688 - 1758): Concerto for 2 flutes, strings & b.c. in D major; Concerto for 2 oboes, 2 violas, 2 bassoons & b.c. in G major; Concerto for 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, solo violin, strings & b.c. in D major; Concerto for bassoon, 2 oboes, strings & b.c. in C minor; Concerto for flute & oboe in B minor; Concerto for trumpet solo, 2 oboes, strings & b.c. in D major. Artists: Il Gardellino. (1 CD) (Accent) ACT 24252 $22.49 $18.49 On Sale

Fitzwilliam Virginal Book performed on Virginal Works: John Bull (circa 1562 - 1628): In Nomine IX; In nomine XII, for keyboard, MB 31; My Jewel for keyboard; Praeludium (No. 43) (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book); The Duchesse of Brunswick’s Toye; The Duke of Brusnwick’s Alman; William Byrd (Drums); William Byrd (Composer) (1543 - 1623); Giles Farnaby (circa 1563 - 1640); Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 1621). Artists: Jovanka Marville (Virginal). (1 CD) (Aeon) AEO 865 $20.99 $18.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Works: Gary Smart (1943 - ): American Painters (4), for piano; American Poets (3), for piano; Blossoms, pieces (7) for piano; Christmas Music, for piano & 2 radios; Dangerous Machine, for piano; Fanfare, for piano & radio. Artists: Gary Smart (Pno). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1286 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale A unique musician, composer-pianist Gary Smart composes and improvises a music that reflects an abiding interest in Americana, world musics and jazz, as well as the Western classical tradition.

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Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concertos / Barthold Kuijken

Works: William Albright (1944 - 1998): Sonata for alto saxophone & piano; Denis Bédard (1950 - ): Fantaisie for soprano or tenor saxophone & piano; Fauré: Vocalise-étude; David Heinick: Mantis, for saxophone & piano; Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877 - 1933): Sonata Appassionata for flute solo in F sharp Minor, Op. 140; Robert Muczynski (1929 - 2010): Sonata for saxophone & piano, Op. 29. Artists: Christopher Creviston (Sax); Hannah Gruber (Pno). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1285 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale

Works: Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Flutes in C major, RV 533; Concerto for Flute in D major; Concertos for Flute, Op. 10 nos 1 - 6. Artists: Sigiswald Kuijken/La Petite Bande. Sigiswald Kuijken (Clo). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Accent) ACT 24241 $25.99 $21.99 On Sale

The Labyrinth of the Guitar / Private Musicke Works for Guitar with ensemble & solo guitar Works: Carlo Calvi (1610 - 1646): Canario; Espanoletta; Francesco Corbetta (1615 - 1681): Balletto fatto nella Bariera sopra la Sala di Bologna; Caprice de chacone (La guitarre Royalle, Dediée Au Roy De La Grande Bretagne, 1670); Corrente, for guitar; Folias in D minor; Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (15th Century - after 1640); Giovanni Battista Granata (1620 - 1687); Nicola Matteis (1650 - 1709); Domenico Pellegrini (1600 - 1662); Ferdinando Valdambrini (1623 - 1690)Gaspar Sanz (1640 - 1710). Artists: Pierre Pitzl/Private Musicke. Pierre Pitzl (Gtr). (1 CD) (Accent) ACT 24239 $22.49 $18.49 On Sale

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Eruptions / Orchestral Excerpts for Low Brass Orchestral Excerpts from: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet; Symphonie fantastique; The Damnation of Faust; Brahms: Symphonies nos 1&2; Bruckner; Copland; Hindemith; Mahler; Nielsen; Prokofiev; Rachmaninov; Respighi (1879 - 1936); Camille Saint-Saëns; Shostakovich; Sibelius; R. Strauss; Tchaikovsky; Verdi; Richard Wagner. Artists: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Jessica Buzbee (Trb); Lee Rogers (Trb); David Bobroff (Trb); Javier Colomer (Trb). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1282 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale

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❦John Taverner: Sacred Choral Music

John Aylward: Stillness and Change / East Coast Contemporary Ensemble Works: John Aylward: Images of Departure, for viola & piano; Reciprocal Accord, for violin & cello; Songs from the Wild Iris, for ensemble; Stillness and Change, for ensemble. Artists: Matthias Pintscher/ East Coast Contemporary Ensemble. Curtis Macomber (Vln); Stephen Gosling (Pno); Chris Finckel (Clo); Mark Holloway (Vla). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1283 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale

Jorge Martín: Cello Music / Yehuda Hanani, cello Works: Jorge Martin: Hollywood Variations, for cello & piano; Nocturnes (3), for cello & piano; Recuerda, for cello; Ropa Vieja, for cello, accordion & percussion; Sonata for cello & piano (“Four Noble Truths”). Artists: Yehuda Hanani (Clo); William Schimmel (Accordion); Walter Ponce (Pno); Arti Dixson (Perc). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1279 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale These five works for cello by noted CubanAmerican composer Jorge Martín were written between 1997 and 2010.

Lines: Works for cello & piano by Bloch, Sessions, Lutoslawski, Stucky, Boulanger / Stinson, cello Works: Ernest Bloch: Suite no 3 for solo cello; Nadia Boulanger: Pieces (3) for cello & piano; Elliott Carter: Figment no 1, for cello; John Harbison: Suite for cello; Witold Lutoslawski: Metamorphoses for ‘cello and piano; Roger Sessions: Pieces (6) for cello; Steven Stucky; Andrew Waggoner (1960 - ); Anne Weesner. Artists: Caroline Stinson (Clo); Molly Morkoski (Pno). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1281 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale Ms. Stinson is on the faculty at Syracuse University and The Juilliard School.

Still Life / Works for saxophone & piano by Andrew Simpson, David Amram, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis Works: David Amram (1930 - ): Prologue & Scherzo; Matthew Van Brink (1978 - ): Riesenschritte; Sonata for alto saxophone & piano; Nathan LincolnDeCusatis: Shadow Remix; Andrew Simpson: The Golden Prophecy. Artists: Noah Getz (Sax); Andrew Simpson (Pno). (1 CD) (Albany Records) ALB 1276 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Alpha Productions Gabriel Fauré: Works for Cello and Piano / Eric le Sage, cello; Francois Salque, piano Works: Fauré: Berceuse in D major, Op. 16; Elégie, Op. 24; Papillon, Op. 77; Romance, Op. 69; Serenade in B minor, Op. 98; Sonata no 1, Op. 109. Artists: Eric Le Sage (Pno); Paul Meyer (Clnt); François Salque (Clo). (1 CD) (Alpha Productions) AHP 600 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale Following the successful edition of Schumann’s complete works, Eric Le Sage and Alpha are producing a series of five CDs dedicated to Fauré’s complete works for chamber music with piano.

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Works: John Taverner (circa 1490 1545): Dum transisset sabbatum (i), motet for 5 voices; Dum transisset sabbatum (ii), motet for 5 voices; Kyrie “Leroy”; Missa “Corona Spinea”, for 6 voices; O splendor gloriae, antiphon for 5 voices (poss. spurious). Artists: Edinburgh Cathedral Choir. (1 CD) (Delphian Records) DELP 34023 $18.99 $16.99 “The performances by the mixed choir of Edinburgh Cathedral are caught in a wonderfully vivid, close acoustic, so the beautifully elaborate polyphony seems all-embracing.” -The Guardian “The child choristers of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, with the adult lower voices supporting them, sing music by Taverner with the sort of rapture and excitement that takes the breath away. This truly is a very special recording.” Classic FM

❦Lamentazione: Scarlatti, Leo, Legrenzi, Lotti, Caldara / Les Arts Florissants Works by: Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, for double chorus & continuo in C minor; Antonio Caldara (1670 - 1736); Giovanni Legrenzi (1626 - 1690); Leonardo Leo (1694 - 1744); Antonio Lotti (1667 1740); Artists: Paul Agnew/Les Arts Florissants. Hannah Morrison (Sop); Sean Clayton (Sop); Maud Gnidzaz (Sop); Virginie Thomas (Sop). (1 CD) (EMI Classics) EMI 709072B $17.98 $15.98 “Paul Agnew’s direction throughout is exemplary, rendering Domenico Scarlatti’s “Stabat Mater” with poise and piety, and expertly navigating Leonardo Leo’s ingenious interplay of choirs and plainsong in his “Miserere a due cori”.” -The Independent

❦Bach: Cantatas / Andreas Scholl, countertenor Arias from: J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 82; BWV 200; BWV 53; BWV 150; BWV 161. Artists: Andreas Scholl (CtrTnr); Michael Feyfar (Tnr); Raitis Grigalis (Bar); Junko Takamaya (Bar). (1 CD) (Decca) DEC B001605202 $20.98 $16.48 On Sale Andreas Scholl first sang the music of J.S. Bach as a boy chorister. Now the leading countertenor of our time, he returns to his musical roots with his own selection of arias from Bach’s Cantatas - including one of the best-loved of all Bach’s vocal works, “Ich habe genug”. “There are more excellent countertenors before the public today than ever before, but one of them stands out above all others as Caruso among tenors a century ago: Andreas Scholl” -Fanfare Magazine

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Altissimo Cool Yule / US Air Force Airmen of Note Celebrate the holidays in style with Cool Yule from the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note! This album will no doubt put you in a good mood with its new spin on many holiday classics. Mashing familiar tunes together, the Airmen create great arrangements such as “Santanooga Choo Choo,” “A Little Drummer Boy Boogie,” and the piece “Jing, Jing, Jing,” an arrangement of the popular swing tune “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “Jingle Bells.” (1 CD) (Altissimo) ALSM 62992 $16.99 $14.99

Caroling / US Air Force Singing Sergeants Since the Eisenhower administration, the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants have been caroling at the White House each December for guests from around the country and throughout the world. In the spirit of that tradition, this album contains some of the band’s favorites, including “S’vivon,” “Adam Lay Ybounden,” and the classics we all love including “Away in a Manger,” “Ave Maria,” and “Jingle Bells.” All of the songs are performed in the a cappella tradition. (1 CD) (Altissimo) ALSM 70582 $16.99 $14.99

Happy Holidays / US Air Force Singing Sergeants The selections on this recording were performed on the 2000 and 2001 Holiday Concerts broadcast across the nation and around the world via Direct to Sailor, American Forces Radio and Television Service and local cable stations. Each track, including pieces like “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” seeks to remind the listener of all of the fantasy and excitement that always surrounds the holiday season. The combined efforts of the Navy Band’s talented musicians and vocalists symbolize their dedication to bringing this eclectic array of holiday music to homes around the world. (1 CD) (Altissimo) ALSM 70622 $16.99 $14.99

The Legacy of Aaron Copland: Emblems / US Army Field Band Works: Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990): An Outdoor Overture, for orchestra or band; Billy the Kid; Ceremonial Fanfare, for brass ensemble; Down a Country Lane; Emblems, for concert band; Lincoln Portrait. Artists: Finley R. Hamilton/US Army Field Band. (1 CD) (Altissimo) ALSM 63142 $18.99 $16.99

Legacy of John P. Paynter / US Army Field Band Works: Malcolm Arnold: Scottish Dance no 3; Solitaire; J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564; Mark Camphouse (1954 - ): Whatsoever Things; Charles L. Barnhouse (1865 - 1929): Battle of Shiloh; Harmony Heaven; Karl L. King (1891 - 1972); Václav Nelhybel (1919 - 1996); John Tatgenhorst; Frank Ticheli (1958 - ). Artists: Finley R. Hamilton/Mark Camphouse/Paul R. Bamonte. (1 CD) (Altissimo) ALSM 61142 $18.99 $16.99 The Legacy of John P. Paynter honors a man whose passing left a great void in the wind band world.

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The Legacy of Edwin Franko Goldman / US Army Field Band Works: J.S. Bach: Work(s); Paul Creston (1906 1985): Celebration Overture; Edwin Franko Goldman (1878 - 1956): Cheerio; My Old Kentucky Home; On the Mall; Onward-Upward; Peter Mennin (1923 1983); Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974); Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826). Artists: Jack H. Grogan. Daniel Nevius (Cornet). (1 CD) (Altissimo) ALSM 60702 $18.99 $16.99 The Legacy of Edwin Franko Goldman honors one of America’s prominent band composers of the early 20th century. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Analekta Broken Hearts & Madmen / Gryphon Trio Works: Laurie Anderson (1947 - ): Pieces and Parts; Angel Cabral: La foule; Leonard Cohen (1934 - ): Gypsy’s Wife; Elvis Costello (1954 - ): I Want You; Nick Drake (1948 - 1974): River Man; Carlos Gardel (1890 - 1935): Volver; Tomás Méndez; Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992); Arsenio Rodriguez; Cesar Rosas (1954 - ); Lhasa de Sela (1972 - 2010); Mexican Traditional. Artists: Patricia O’Callaghan (Sop); Gryphon Trio (Trio). (1 CD) (Analekta) ANA 29870 $20.99 $18.99

Alain Marion: A Life for Music Works: J.S. Bach: Sonata for flute & continuo, BWV 1034; Beethoven: Sonata for violin & piano no 5 “Spring”; Louis-Noel Belaubre (1932 - ): Romances du Gai Savoir, for flute, clarinet & piano; Theobald Boehm (1794 - 1881): Grande Polonaise for flute & piano, Op 16; André Caplet (1878 - 1925): Rêverie et Petite Valse for flute & piano; Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; François Devienne (1759 1803); Albert Franz Doppler (1821 - 1883); Gabriel Fauré; Louis Ganne (1862 - 1923); Pierre Agricola Genin (1832 - 1903); Handel; Jacques Ibert (1890 1962); Bohuslav Martinu; W.A. Mozart. Artists: Karl Ristenpart/Saar CO; Raymond Guiot/Orchestre Symphonique. Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flt); Alain Marion (Flt); Jean-Louis Beaumadier (Flt); Louise-Andrée Baril (Pno); Angèle Dubeau (Vln). (3 CD) (Analekta) 3ANA 298502 $37.49 $33.49

Liszt: Romances; Rachmaninov: Romances for soprano & piano Works: Liszt: Bist du!, S. 277; Buch der Lieder, Volume 2; Comment, disaient-ils, S 276 no 2 (2nd version); Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S 314; Oh! quand je dors (II), song for voice & piano, S. 282ii (LW N11/2); S’il est un charmant gazon, song for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 284 (LW N25); Sergey Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943). Artists: Louise-Andrée Baril (Pno); Chantal Dionne (Sop). (1 CD) (Analekta) ANA 29923 $20.99 $18.99

Liszt: Visions / Martin Berkofsky, piano Works: Liszt: Ave Maria; Eroica, Transcendental Etude no 7, S. 139/7 (LW A172/7); Harmonies du soir, for piano (Transcendental Etude no 11), S. 139/11 (LW A172/11); Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano no 12 in C sharp minor (aka “No. 2”), S. 244/12 (LW A132/ 12); Légendes (2) for Piano, S 175; Pater noster, for piano (Harmonies poétiques no 5), S. 173/5 (LW A158/5). Artists: Martin Berkofsky (Pno). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Arts) ARZ 47757 $21.99 $19.99

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Apex Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 5 / Vadim Repin, violin; Yehudi Menuhin, conductor Works: W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 2, K. 211; Concerto for Violin no 3, K. 216; Concerto for Violin no 5 (“Turkish”) K. 219. Artists: Yehudi Menuhin/ Vienna CO. Vadim Repin (Vln). (1 CD) (Apex) APX 2564673017 $8.99 $7.99 Yehudi Menuhin says of violinist Repin, “simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear.”

Smetana: Polkas / Andras Schiff, piano Works: Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Poetic Polkas (3) for piano, JB 1; Polka for piano in A major, JB 1; Polka for piano in E major, JB 1; Polka for piano in F minor, JB 1; Polka for piano in G minor, JB 1; Salon Polkas (3) for piano, JB 1. Artists: Andras Schiff (Pno). (1 CD) (Apex) APX 2564672756 $8.99 $7.99 Performing Smetana’s polkas is Grammy-award winning pianist, András Schiff. The Hungarianborn Classical pianist is a master interpreter who breathes new life into this old, but still beloved music genre.

Stravinsky: Petrushka; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Nagano - London SO Works: Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19; Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version). Artists: Kent Nagano/London SO. (1 CD) (Apex) APX 2564673174 $8.99 $7.99

Sibelius & Nielsen Violin Concertos / Maxim Vengerov, Barenboim, Chicago SO Works: Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931): Concerto for Violin Op. 33; Sibelius: Concerto for Violin, Op. 47. Artists: Daniel Barenboim/Chicago SO. Maxim Vengerov (Vln). (1 CD) (Apex) APX 2564673005 $8.99 $7.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

ATMA A Napoli: Favorite Italian songs & arias by Tosti, Leoncavallo, Rossini, et al. / Marc Hervieux, tenor Songs & Arias by: Antonio Barbieri; Cesare Andrea Bixio (1898 - 1973); Enrico Cannio (1874 - 1949); Salvatore Cardillo (1874 - 1947); Ernesto de Curtis (1875 - 1937); Rodolfo Falvo (1874 - 1936); Salvatore Gambardella (1873 - 1913); Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919); E.A. Mario (1810 - 1883); Rossini; Vincenzo Russo; Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916); Vincenzo De Crescenzo. Artists: Louise-Andrée Baril (Pno); Marc Hervieux (Tnr); Julie Triquet (Vln); Annie Gadbois (Clo); Francois Pilon (Vln). (1 CD) (ATMA) ATMA 22620 $18.99 $16.99

Liszt Recital / Janina Fialkowska, piano Works: Liszt: Harmonies poétiques no 3, S. 173/3; Gretchen; Paraphrase on a Waltz from Gounod’s “Faust”; Polish Songs (6) for Piano, S 480; Soirées de Vienne (after Schubert D. 969 & 779) S. 427/6iii. Artists: Janina Fialkowska (Pno). (1 CD) (ATMA) ATMA 22641 $18.99 $16.99 To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt, the renowned Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska has recorded a personal selection of Liszt’s solo piano music.

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❦Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine; Elegie in c, Op. 24 / Eric Picard, cello Works: Gabriel Fauré (1845 1924): Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24; Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem, Op. 48; Psalm 126, for chorus & orchestra. Artists: Järvi Paavo/Orch. of Paris Chorus. Mathias Vidal (Tnr); Eric Picard (Clo); Ugo Rabec (Clo); Marie Virginia Savastano (Clo). (1 CD) (Virgin Classics) VCL 709212 $17.98 $15.98 “Jaroussky, breathtakingly angelic in what SaintSaëns considered the only “Pie Jesu” worth performing. But it’s Järvi’s uncanny knack to somehow derive spiritual uplift from the gloomiest of subjects that most impresses here, a talent tailored to fit such needs.” -The Independent

❦J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 5 & 7 / Alexandre Tharaud, piano Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for 4 Harpsichords, BWV 1065; Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo: no 1, BWV 1052; no 3, BWV 1054; no 5, BWV 1056; no 7, BWV 1058; Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello, arr. Tharaud-Labadie). Artists: Bernard Labadie/Les Violons du Roy. Alexandre Tharaud (Pno). (1 CD) (Virgin Classics) VCL 709132 $17.98 $15.98 “On this disc the combination of the lean “periodö sound of Les Violons du Roy and the clear, crisply articulated and sensitively graduated piano playing of Alexandre Tharaud gives a fresh profile to these Bach keyboard concertos...[in the Concerto for Four Keyboards] which the elegance and agility of Tharaud’s ornamentation really come into their own.” -The Daily Telegraph

❦Kurt Schwertsik: Orchestral works / BBC PO Works: Kurt Schwertsik (1935 - ): Baumgesänge, for orchestra, Op. 65; Herr K entdeckt Amerika, for orchestra, Op. 101; Nachtmusiken, for orchestra, Op. 104. Artists: HK Gruber/BBC PO. (1 CD) (Chandos) CHA 10687 $20.99 $18.99 “Gruber is the BBC Phil’s composer/conductor, and Schwertsik (b1935) his lifelong Viennese friend and mentor, whose work he has tirelessly promulgated. These pieces well convey Schwertsik’s mercurial, ironic sensibility and his dextrous juggling of Romantic tonality and modernist impulse.” -The Sunday Times

❦Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 / Gergiev Works: Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27. Artists: Valery Gergiev/Kirov Orch. (1 CD) (Newton Classics) NEWC 8802082 $15.99 $13.99 “As in his opera recordings, Gergiev gives a strong and well-paced reading. Although he takes what one might think of as a more traditional approach, he brings an appropriate warmth and also possesses considerable command of the architecture.” Penguin Guide

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ATMA, continued Sonando Caminos: Works for Guitar by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza / Daniel Bolshoy, guitar Works: Stephen Foster (1826 - 1864): Swanee River; Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (1903 - 1982): Bolero; Camino do Colorado; Campañas del Alba; Confidencia; Evocación criolla. Artists: Daniel Bolshoy (Gtr). (1 CD) (ATMA) ATMA 22635 $18.99 $16.99

Robert Zuidam: Suster Bertken / Baerts, Claessens and Asko-Schonb Works: Robert Zuidam (1964 - ): Suster Bertken, for vocal ensemble. Artists: Reinbert de Leeuw/AskoSchönberg Ensemble. Katrien Baerts (Sop); Hubert Claessens (Bass). (1 CD) (Attacca) ACCA 2011126 $18.99 $16.99 This new opera, based on the writings of 15thcentury anchoress Suster Bertken, premiered on December 4, 2010 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. 2 Works: Grieg: Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34; From Holberg’s Time, Op. 40; Cow Call and Peasant Dance, Nordic melody for orchestra; Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 53; Two Nordic Ways, Op. 63. Artists: Eivind Aadland/WDR SO, Cologne. (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Audite) ADT 92579 $21.99 $19.99

Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy; Piano Sonata D. 960 / Hideyo Harada, piano Works: Schubert: Fantasy for Piano in C major, Op. 15 “Wanderer”; Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D. 960. Artists: Hideyo Harada (Pno). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Audite) ADT 92575 $21.99 $19.99

Vivaldi & Friends: La Folia (Madness) & Other Concertos / Apollo’s Fire Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for 4 Harpsichords, BWV 1065; René Duchiffre (aka René Schiffer) (b.1961 - ): Concerto for 2 violas da gamba in D minor (“Tango”); Jeannette Sorrell: La Folia, concerto grosso for 2 violins, continuo & orchestra (after Vivaldi’s Sonata, Op. 1/12); Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531; Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in B minor (“L’estro armonico” no 10); Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 “L’estate”. Artists: Jeannette Sorrell/Apollo’s Fire. Susan Napper (Clo); Julie Andrijeski (Vln); Paul Jenkins (Hpsi); Michael Sponseller (Hpsi); Emlyn Ngai (Vln). (1 CD) (Avie Records) AIE 2211 $17.99 $15.99

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 / Douglas Boyd Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major (“Pastoral”), Op. 68; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93. Artists: Douglas Boyd/Manchester Camerata. (1 CD) (Avie Records) AIE 2242 $17.99 $15.99 Douglas Boyd has proven to be an eminent Beethovenian. After he conducted the composer’s Fidelio at the 2009 Garsington Opera Festival, The Times noted “his grasp of Beethovenian idiom” and “pungent underlining of orchestral detail,” praising the musical performance as “sublime and exultant.”

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Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 / Timothy Ehlen, piano Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor (“Appassionata”), Op. 57; Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2/3; Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110; Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10/2. Artists: Timothy Ehlen (Pno). (1 CD) (Azica) AZI 71269 $18.99 $16.99 The New York Times raved that Timothy Ehlen’s “playing was filled with elegant personality... recalled bygone artists like Robert Casadesus and, especially Walter Gieseking in their mastery of both 18th century and impressionist music... immaculate technique.” ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Berlin Classics Sensual Classics: Romance Works: J.S. Bach: Kantate no 147; Bizet: L’ArlésienneSuite no 1; Brahms: Waltzes, Op. 39; Chopin: Nocturne no 10, Op. 32/2; Debussy: Clair de lune; Grieg: Piano Concerto, Op. 16; F.J. Haydn; Mendelssohn; W.A. Mozart; Poulenc; Rachmaninov; Respighi; R. Schumann; Vivaldi; Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826). Artists: Jörg-Peter Weigle/ Berlin Radio Music Orch.; Kurt Sanderling/ Staatskapelle Dresden; Max Pommer/Leipzig RSO; Kurt Masur/Dresdner PO; Herbert Kegel/Günther Herbig/Staatskapelle Berlin; Gitarren-Duo Klaus & Rainer Feldma BER 300255 $12.49 $10.99

Bach & Sons: J.S.; C.P.E. & J.C: Piano Concertos Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Concerto for harpsichord in E major, H. 417; J.S. Bach: Concertos for harpsichord, strings & continuo nos 1 & 2, BWV 1052/53; Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782): Concerto for keyboard & string orchestra in E flat major, Op. 7/5. Artists: Roger Norrington/Zurich CO. Sebastian Knauer (Pno). (1 CD) (Berlin Classics) BER 300270 $20.99 $18.99

Harlequin seeks Columbine: Mozart & the Women; piano pieces / Gudrun Landgrebe, speaker Works: W.A. Mozart: Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475; Rondos for piano nos 1 & 2; Sonata C major; Sonata C minro, K 457; Variations (12) for Piano in C major on “Ah vous dirai-je maman”, K 265 (300e); Spoken Word. Artists: Sebastian Knauer (Pno). (1 CD) (Berlin Classics) BER 300263 $15.99 $13.99

Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Cello Sonata / Jens Peter Maintz, cello Works: F.J. Haydn: Concertos for Cello & Orchestra nos 1 & 2; Anton Kraft (1749 - 1820): Sonata for cello & continuo in G major, Op. 2/2. Artists: Jens Peter Maintz (Clo); Dávid Adorján/German CO Bremen. (1 CD) (Berlin Classics) BER 300262 $15.99 $13.99

Sensual Classics: Vision Highlights from: Beethoven: Symphony no 3 “Eroica”; Dvorák: Slavonic Dance no 1, Op. 46/1; F.J. Haydn: Symphony no 94; Paul Hindemith: Symphony “Mathis der Maler”; Janácek: Sinfonietta; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor; Ravel; Schoenberg; R. Schumann; Verdi. Artists: Heinz Rögner/Berlin RSO; Giuseppe Patanè; Eugen Jochum/Staatskapelle Dresden; Václav Neumann/Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Kurt Masur/Franz Konwitschny/Herbert Kegel/Dresden PO BER 300258 $12.49 $10.99

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Sensual Classics: Reverie Highlights from: Beethoven: Quartet for Strings, Op. 18/6; Chopin: Nocturne for piano no 17; Franz Danzi (1763 - 1826): Wind quintet, Op. 56/2; Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano no 2; W.A. Mozart: Concerto in C major, for flute, harp and orchestra, KV 299; Quartet for Strings no 16; Rimsky-Korsakov; R. Schumann; Louis Spohr (1784 - 1859). Artists: Jörg-Peter Weigle/Dresden PO; Otmar Suitner/Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Kegel/Leipzig RSO; Berlin Philharmonic Octet; Ma’alot Quintett. Norman Shetler (Pno); Cécile Ousset (Pno); Elfrun Gabriel (Pno). BER 300257 $12.49 $10.99

Sensual Classics: Escape Highlights from: Beethoven: Symphony no 6 “Pastorale”; Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite Nr. 2; Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2; César Franck: Symphony in D minor; W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C major, KV 314; Max Reger: Eine Ballettsuite, Op. 130; Schubert; Tchaikovsky; Vivaldi. Artists: Otmar Suitner/Staatskapelle Berlin; Peter Schreier/Dresden Baroque Soloists; Kurt Sanderling/Staatskapelle Dresden; Heinz Rögner/Berlin RSO; Kurt Masur/ Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Franz Konwitschny/ Willi Boskovsky. BER 300256 $12.49 $10.99

Sensual Classics: Children’s Symphony / Album for the Young; Ma mére l’oye; Children’s Corner Highlights from: Debussy: Children’s Corner; Leopold Mozart: Toy Symphony, for toys, 2 oboes, 2 horns & strings; Ravel: Ma mère l’oye; R. Schumann: Album for the Young; Scenes from Childhood. Artists: Helmut Koch/Berlin CO; Günther Herbig. Norman Shetler (Pno); Peter Rösel (Pno). (1 CD) (Berlin Classics) BER 300259 $12.49 $10.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

BIS Bach Cantatas Vol. 49 / Suzuki, Nicholls, Blaze Works: J.S. Bach: Cantata no 156, “Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe; Cantata no 159, “Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem; Cantata no 171, “Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm; Cantata no 188, “Ich habe meine Zuversicht”. Artists: Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan. Natsumi Wakamatsu (Vln); Masamitsu San’nomiya (Oboe); Masato Suzuki (Organ). (1 SA CD) (BIS) BIS 1891 $20.99 $18.99

Kalinnikov: The Two Symphonies Works: Vasily Kalinnikov (1866 - 1901): Symphony no 1 in G minor; Symphony no 2 in A major. Artists: Kees Bakels. (1 CD) (BIS (Sweden) Import) PID 963806 $55.99 $50.99

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❦Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Sir Colin Davis Works: Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84; Leonore Overture no 3, Op. 72b; Symphonies nos 1 - 9. Artists: Colin Davis/Staatskapelle Dresden. (6 CD) (Newton Classics) 6NEWC 8802077 $37.49 $33.49 “There has not been a Beethoven cycle like this since Klemperer’s heyday, or Bruno Walter’s, à informed by an imaginative vision that derives à from a certain sense of fundamental wholeness, the conductor and his fellow musicians sufficiently at ease with themselves and the music they are playing to render the task of performing it nothing less than a physical pleasure and a private joy.” Gramophone

❦Bach, Vivaldi: Violin Concertos / Midori, violin Zukerman/St. Paul CO Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043; Concerto for Violin no 2, BWV 1042; Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in C minor “Il sospetto”; Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo (“L’estro armonico” no 8). Artists: Pinchas Zukerman/St. Paul CO. Pinchas Zukerman (Vln); Midori (Vln). (1 CD) (Newton Classics) NEWC 8802078 $15.99 $13.99 “For a 14-year-old [Midori’s playing] is stupefyingly good; indeed, in the two double violin concertos she plays with Zukerman on pretty equal terms. This is an accomplishment restricted, you might say, to only a very few 14year-olds, girls and boys, Japanese, European, or anything else.” -Gramophone

❦Delibes: Coppelia; Sylvia / Dorati, Fistoulari Works: Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891): Coppélia, ballet; Sylvia. Artists: Anatole Fistoulari/London SO; Antal Dorati/Minneapolis SO. (3 CD) (Newton Classics) 3NEWC 8802080 $23.49 $21.49 “Doráti’s Coppélia [is] a revelation. Never before has a top conductor taken such care over music of this calibre or made it sparkle so freshly. Doráti’s tempi are sometimes faster than those favoured by ballet companies... and he does make Delibes sound a much better composer than usual. There is an excitement about these discs, an air of occasion, that makes them something rather special.” -Gramophone

❦Mozart Dissonances: Quartets K 421 & 465 Works: W.A. Mozart: Divertimento for string quartet in F major, K. 138; Quartets for Strings nos 15, K 421 and no 19 K 465 “Dissonant”. Artists: Quatuor Ebene. (1 CD) (Virgin Classics) VCL 709222B $17.98 $15.98 “Is there a more characterful foursome than the Quatuor Ebène? Their wonderfully vivid playing here suggests not. Without being mannered or sensationalist, they disclose worlds of feeling. Just listen to the infinite variety of their phrasing in the finale of the stern D Minor Quartet, K421, as they leave the enigmatic ending hovering with a question mark.” -The Times

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Blue Griffin American Landscapes for Guitar / Brad Richter and David Finckel Works: Brad Richter: Celebration Day, for guitar; Fragments Transcending, for ensemble; Impressions (8), for guitar; Navigating Lake Bonneville, for guitar; River Songs (Homage to the Colorado), for guitar; Straelener Wald, for guitar. Artists: David Finckel (Clo); Brad Richter (Gtr). (1 CD) (Blue Griffin) BLGF 227 $21.99 $19.99

❦George Crumb Edition, Vol. 15 Works: George Crumb (1929 - ): The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook no 1), for baritone, guitar & percussion; Voices from a Forgotten World (American Songbook no 5), for solo female voice & male voices. Artists: James Freeman/Orch. 2001. David Starobin (Gtr); Patrick Mason (Gtr); Daniel Druckman (Perc); Jamie Van Eyck (Perc). (1 CD) (Bridge) BDG 9335 $18.99 $16.99 “[folksongs] are overlaid with Crumb’s traditional ‘night music’ gestures - amplified piano strings plucked and beaten, bowed cymbals and gongs, chanting, whistling, and whispering. All this actually makes for an easy-listening experience, and the over-the-top setting of Forster’s ‘Beautiful Dreamer’, bordering on self-parody, adds welcome levity.” -BBC Music ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Brilliant Classics ❦Alexander Tcherepnin: Complete (6) Piano Concertos / Noriko Ogawa, piano Works: Alexander Tcherepnin (1899 - 1977): Concertos for piano & orchestra nos 1 - 6. Artists: Lan Shui/Singapore SO. Noriko Ogawa (Pno). (2 CD) (Brilliant Classics) 2BLC 9232 $14.99 $12.99 “Conductor and orchestra seem enthusiastically in control of some obviously demanding scores, and the recording does well with a variety of demands” -Gramophone

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Complete Guitar Works / Frederic Zigante, guitar Works: Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959): Chôros no 1, for guitar, “Tipico brasileiro”, A. 161; Estudio, for guitar no 10 in B minor, A. 235/10; Estudio, for guitar no 11 in E minor, A. 235/11; Estudios (12), etudes for guitar, A. 235; Prelúdios (5), for guitar, A. 419; Simples, marzurka for guitar, A. 040. Artists: Frederic Zigante (Gtr). (2 CD) (Brilliant Classics) 2BLC 9196 $14.99 $12.99

Vivaldi: Violin Concertos Op. 6 / Federico Guglielmo, violin Works: Vivaldi: Concertos for Violin, strings & continuo Op. 6, nos 1-6. Artists: L’Arte dell’Arco. Frederico Guglielmo (Vln). (1 CD) (Brilliant Classics) BLC 94245 $9.99 $8.99

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Handel: Complete Cantatas, Vol. 3 / Klaartje van Veldhoven, Stefanie True Works: George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1759): Aminta E Fillide (Arresta il Passo), cantata for 2 sopranos, strings & continuo, HWV 83. Artists: Marco Vitale/Contrasto Armonico. Klaartje van Veldhoven. (1 CD) (Brilliant Classics) BLC 94230 $9.99 $8.99

Frescobaldi Edition, Vol. 9: Il primo libro di Recercari / Roberto Loreggian, organ Works: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643): Ricercari, et canzoni franzese, Vol.1; Toccatas for keyboards CEKM 30. Artists: Roberto Loreggian (Organ). (1 CD) (Brilliant Classics) BLC 94049 $9.99 $8.99

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 Works: Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”), D. 759; Symphony no 9 in C major (“The Great”), D. 944. Artists: Vladimir Lande/St Petersburg SO. (1 CD) (Brilliant Classics) BLC 94243 $9.99 $8.99

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas for Viola d’Amore Works: Domenico Scarlatti: MEDLEY; Sonata for Harpsichord in c-C-c, K 73/L 217; Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 77/L 168; Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 78/L 75; Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 80; Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 89/L 211. Artists: Andrea Coen (Hpsi); Valerio Losito (Viola d’amore). (1 CD) (Brilliant Classics) BLC 94242 $9.99 $8.99

Ross Edwards: Maninyas, violin concerto; Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Adele Anthony, violin Works: Ross Edwards (1943 - ): Concerto for Violin & orchestra “Maninyas”; Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47. Artists: Arvo Volmer/Adelaide SO. Adele Anthony (Vln). (1 CD) (Canary Classics) CNCL CC09 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Capriccio A Week of Telemann: Scherzi melodichi, seven suites / Agnes Scheibelreiter, soprano Works: Telemann: Ach ewiges Wort, in Herz um Munde, sacred cantata for voice, violin, viola & continuo (FHG), TWV 1; Ach Not, wenn Gottes Hand, sacred cantata for voice, violin, viola & continuo, TWV 1; Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn (I), sacred cantata for chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo, TWV 1; Scherzi melodichi nos 1 - 7 for violin, viola & continuo. Artists: Ensemble Delirio. Agnes Scheibelreiter (Sop). (1 CD) (Capriccio) CAP 5057 $18.99 $16.99 The Scherzi melodichi of 1734 contain seven suites named after the days of the week.

Horn Quintets: Mozart, Hoffmeister, Beethoven / Nury Guarnaschelli, horn Works: Beethoven: Sextet for 2 horns & string quartet, Op. 81b; Wilhelm Gottlieb Hauff (1755 - 1807): Quintet for horn & strings no 1; Michael Haydn: Romanze for horn & strings in F major; Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 - 1812): Quintet for horn & strings in E flat major; W.A. Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings, K 407 (386c). Artists: Nury Guarnaschelli (Horn); Peter Erdei (Horn); Signum Quartet. (1 CD) (Capriccio) CAP 5059 $18.99 $16.99

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Recommended Johann Ludwig Bach: Trauermusik; Motets; Cantatas; Missa brevis Works: Johann Ludwig Bach (1677 - 1731): Das Blut Jesu Christi, motet; Der Herr wird ein Neues im Lande erschaffen, cantata; Die Weisheit kömmt nicht in eine boshafte Seele, cantata; Gedenke meiner, mein Gott, motet; Gott sei uns gnädig, motet; Ich habe dich ein klein Augenblick verlassen, motet. Artists: Hermann Max/Das Kleine Konzert; Rheinische Kantorei. HansJorg Mammel; Mária Zádori; Veronika Winter (Sop); Gundula Anders (Sop); Annette Schneider (Clo). (3 CD) (Capriccio) 3CAP 5080 $27.99 $24.99

Treasures / Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Works: Britten: Sacred and Profane, medieval lyrics (8), Op. 91; Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur (1908 - 2002): Le cantique des cantiques, for unaccompanied voices; Lars Edlund (1922 - ): Förvandlingar i vintervatten, for chorus & piano; Metamorfoser vid Siljan, for chorus & piano; Thomas Jennefelt (1954 - ): Den enda stunden, for chorus; Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (Rückert Lieder no 3); Arnold Schoenberg. Artists: Eric Ericson/Eric Ericson Chamber Choir. Margareta Ljunggren (Pno); Kerstin Hindart (Pno). (1 CD) (Caprice Records) CAPC 21813 $18.99 $16.99

Tales from the North: Stefan Östersjö plays Norgård Works: Per Norgård (1932 - ): Genkomster, for guitar; In Memory of, for guitar; Libra, for solo guitar; Morgenstund, for guitar; Papalagi, for guitar; Papalagi, for guitar (Version B). Artists: Stefan Ostersjö (Gtr). (2 CD) (Caprice Records) 2CAPC 22064 $18.99 $16.99

Carl Davis: Sacred Seasons Works: Carl Davis (1936 - ): A Christmas Carol, suite from the ballet; Eine Kleine Bachmusik (after Bach), for orchestra; Sacred Seasons (after Bach), for trumpet & orchestra; The Nativity Story, for orchestra; Morton Gould (1913 - 1996): Serenade of Carols; Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana. Artists: Carl Davis. (1 CD) (Carl Davis Collection) CAVS 005 $16.99 $14.99

Monteverdi: A Trace of Grace / Michel Godard, Steve Swallow, et al. Works: Michel Godard (1960 - ): A Trace of Grace, for ensemble; Doppo il lamento, song for voice & ensemble; L’Abbesse, song for voice & ensemble; Oblivion soave, song for voice & ensemble (after Monteverdi); Pianto de la madonna, song for voice & ensemble (after Monteverdi); Prelude for ensemble in F major; Steve Swallow (1940 - ). Artists: Guillemette Laurens (Mzz Sop); Michel Godard (Serpent); Gavino Murgia (Voice); Bruno Helstroffer (Theorbo); Fanny Paccoud (Vln). (1 CD) (Carpe Diem) CARP 16286 $18.99 $16.99

Heinrich Schutz: The Italian Madrigals Works: Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672): Italian Madrigals Op. 1/1-19. Artists: Hans-Christoph Rademann/Dresden Chamber Choir. (1 CD) (Carus) CRS 83237 $20.99 $18.99

Brahms: Viola Sonatas; Schumann: Marchenbilder Works: Brahms: Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1; Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120/2; R. Schumann: Märchenbilder for viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 113. Artists: Lars Vogt (Pno); Rachel Roberts (Vla). (1 CD) (Cavi-music) CAVI 8553181 $17.99 $15.99

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❦Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Gardner, BBC SO Works: Witold Lutoslawski (1913 1994): Songflowers and songfables, for soprano & orchestra; Lacrimosa (fragment of a requiem), for soprano, chorus & orchestra; Les espaces du sommeil, for baritone & orchestra; Paroles tissées; Silesian Triptych, for soprano & orchestra; Sleep, sleep, children’s song for soprano & chamber orchestra. Artists: Edward Gardner/BBC SO. Toby Spence (Tnr); Christopher Purves (Bass); Lucy Crowe (Sop). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10688 $20.99 $18.99 “What comes across in this anthology is that [Lutoslawski] wrote just as beguilingly for voice as for orchestra...[Les Espaces du sommeil] is a dark dreamscape hauntingly captured by Christopher Purves, while Toby Spence underlines the Britten-esque associations of Paroles tissées, written for Peter Pears...With music ranging from youth to old age, the disc adds up to a fascinating traversal of Lutoslawski’s style.” -The Financial Times

❦Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Viola Concerto / Ehnes Works: Bartók: Concerto for Viola (completed in 1949 by Tibor Serly), Sz. 120; Concertos for Violin nos 1 & 2. Artists: Gianandrea Noseda/ BBC PO. James Ehnes (Vln). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10690 $20.99 $18.99 “His sinewy, lean tone is perfect for the mature Bartok’s stark, rebarbative harmonic language, yet he perceives the lyrical, folkloric vein that runs through the composer’s greatest masterpieces. Ehnes makes the attractive but uncharacteristic early concerto worth hearing, but he really warms to the late lyrical manner Bartok adopted for the Viola Concerto” -The Sunday Times

❦Chamber Vespers - Miniature Masterpieces Of The Italian Baroque / Faye Newton, soprano Works by: Adriano Banchieri (1568 - 1634); Maurizio Cazzati (1616 - 1678); Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570 1630); Arcangelo Crotti; Giacomo Finetti (fl. 16051630 - ); Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643); Natale Monferrato (1603 - 1685); Francesco Petrobelli; Alessandro Piccinini (1566 - circa 1638); Giovanni Felice Sances (1600 - 1679); Orazio Tarditi (1602 1677). Artists: Gonzaga Band. Steven Devine (Chamber Organ); Clare Wilkinson (Mzz Sop); Faye Newton (Mzz Sop); Richard Sweeney (Theorbo); Gawain Glenton (Cornet). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 0782 $20.99 $18.99 “Even with just two or three musicians, the sound they create is often remarkably opulent. Savan and company have a seemingly instinctive feel for this repertoire, their persuasive performances delivered with terrific flare and panache...it is impossible to dip into it and not discover a wonderful gem.” BBC

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J.S. Bach: Partitas for Keyboard BWV 825-830

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Works: J.S. Bach: Partitas for keyboard nos 1-6, BWV825-830. Artists: Peter Sykes (Hpsi). (3 CD) (Centaur) 3CEN 3122/4 $37.49 $33.49

French Cello Sonatas / Julian Steckel, cello Works: Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979): Pieces (3) for cello & piano; Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1; Papillon, for cello & piano, Op. 77; Pavane, Op. 50; Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Sonata for Cello and Piano; SaintSaëns. Artists: Paul Rivinius (Pno); Julian Steckel (Clo). (1 CD) (Cavi-music) CAVI 8553230 $17.99 $15.99

Modern Times / Songs for voice & piano by Schreker, Gal, Eisler, Korngold, et al. Works: Hanns Eisler (1898 - 1962): Balladen (6), Op. 18; Galgenlieder von Christian Morgenstern; Hans Gál (1890 - 1987): Melodien (5), Op. 33; Berthold Goldschmidt (1903 - 1993): Lieder (2) von Christian Morgenstern, Op. 27; Wilhelm Grosz (1894 - 1939): Bänkel und Balladen (4), cabaret songs, Op 31; Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957): Songs of the Clown, Op. 29; Franz Schreker (1878 - 1934); Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942). Artists: Helmut Deutsch (Pno); Christian Immler (Bass). (1 CD) (Cavi-music) CAVI 8553229 $17.99 $15.99

Liszt: The Complete Symphonic Poems for Two Pianos, Vol. 3 Works: Liszt: Die Ideale for 2 Pianos, S 646; Hamlet, symphonic poem for 2 pianos, S. 644 (LW C22); Hungaria, symphonic poem for 2 pianos, S. 643 (LW C16); Hunnenschlacht, symphonic poem for 2 pianos, S. 645 (LW C21). Artists: Georgia Mangos (Pno); Louise Mangos (Pno). (1 CD) (Cedille) CDL 031 $18.99 $16.99

Mordecai Shehori Plays Frédéric Chopin, Vol. 2 Works: Chopin: Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante, Op. 22; Ballades for piano nos 1 - 4; Scherzo for piano no 4 in E major, Op. 54, CT. 200. Artists: Mordecai Shehori (Pno). (1 CD) (Cembal d’amour) CDA 160 $17.99 $15.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Centaur Music from Bowling Green / Steve Duke, Burton Beerman, Roger B. Schupp, Craig Hultgren Works: Burton Beerman: Dayscapes, for clarinet & live interactive electroacoustics; Gregory Cornelius: Earth and Green, electroacoustic music; Shane Hoose: Balance, for percussion & electroacoustic music; Mikel Kuehn: Chiaroscuro, for cello & live interactive electroacoustics; Elainie Lillios: Veiled Resonance, for saxophone & live interactive electroacoustics; Marilyn Shrude (1946 - ): Trope, for acoustic & prerecorded alto saxophones; Michael Thompson (Composer); Dan Tramte. Artists: Craig Hultgren (Clo); John Sampen (Electronics); Marilyn Shrude (Electronics); Burton Beerman (Clnt); Roger Schupp (Perc). (1 CD) (Centaur) CEN 3081 $18.99 $16.99

Robert Schumann: Carnaval; Phantasie / Audrey Andrist, piano Works: R. Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9; Fantasia in C major, Op. 17. Artists: Audrey Andrist (Pno). (1 CD) (Centaur) CEN 3143 $18.99 $16.99

Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Vol. 2 / Paul Kim, piano Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major; Symphony no 2 in D major. Artists: Paul Kim (Pno). (1 CD) (Centaur) CEN 3088 $18.99 $16.99

Young Hearts On Fire / Music for Strings by Korngold, Rossini & Mendelssohn Works: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957): Sextet for strings in D, Op. 10; Mendelssohn: Sinfonia for string orchestra no 10 in B minor; Rossini: String Symphony no 6 in D major. Artists: Ensemble Caméléon. (1 CD) (Challenge Classics) CHL 72368 $17.99 $15.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Chandos ❦Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Viola Concerto / Ehnes, Noseda, BBC Philharmonic Works: Bartók: Concerto for Viola (completed in 1949 by Tibor Serly), Sz. 120; Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz. 36; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112. Artists: Gianandrea Noseda/BBC PO. James Ehnes (Vln). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10690 $20.99 $18.99 “His sinewy, lean tone is perfect for the mature Bartok’s stark, rebarbative harmonic language, yet he perceives the lyrical, folkloric vein that runs through the composer’s greatest masterpieces. Ehnes makes the attractive but uncharacteristic early concerto worth hearing, but he really warms to the late lyrical manner Bartok adopted for the Viola Concerto” -The Sunday Times

❦Kurt Schwertsik: Baumgesange; Herr K Entdeckt Amerika / Gruber, BBC PO Works: Kurt Schwertsik (1935 - ): Baumgesänge, for orchestra, Op. 65; Herr K entdeckt Amerika, for orchestra, Op. 101; Nachtmusiken, for orchestra, Op. 104. Artists: HK Gruber/BBC PO. (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10687 $20.99 $18.99 “The effectiveness of [Schwertsik ‘s] reconstituted language is shown in the three orchestral works by his close friend that Gruber conducts here. Nachtmusiken is the most recent: first performed by the BBC Philharmonic last year, it’s a sequence of Viennese nocturnes, elegies and reminiscences of composers including Janácek, Mahler and Shostakovich.” -The Guardian

Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio; Vinnytsky: Lost Tango

Wagner: Meistersinger Orchestral Tribute / Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943): Trio élégiaque, for piano & strings in D minor, Op. 9; Volodymyr Vynnytsky: Lost Tango. Artists: Two Plus One Trio (Piano Trio). (1 CD) (Centaur) CEN 3101 $18.99 $16.99

Works: Henk de Vlieger: Meistersinger, an orchestral tribute; Wagner (1813 - 1883): Columbus Overture for orchestra in E flat major; Entreactes tragiques (2), for orchestra (fragments); Faust Overture. Artists: Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish Nat’l Orch. (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 5092 $21.99 $19.99

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Recommended ❦Chamber Vespers - Miniature Masterpieces Of The Italian Baroque / Faye Newton, soprano Works: Adriano Banchieri (1568 - 1634): Dixit Dominus; Magnificat primi toni; Maurizio Cazzati (1616 - 1678): Regina caeli, for voice, 2 cornets & continuo; Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570 - 1630): Sonatas (6) “Concerti ecclesiastici”; Arcangelo Crotti: Sonata sopra ‘Sancta Maria’, for voice & ensemble; Giacomo Finetti (fl. 1605-1630 - ): Laudate pueri (Psalm 2), for voice, cornet & continuo; Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643); Natale Monferrato (1603 1685); Francesco Petrobelli; Alessandro Piccinini (1566 - circa 1638); Giovanni Felice Sances (1600 1679); Orazio Tarditi (1602 - 1677). Artists: Gonzaga Band. Steven Devine (Chamber Organ); Clare Wilkinson (Mzz Sop); Faye Newton (Mzz Sop); Richard Sweeney (Theorbo); Gawain Glenton (Cornet). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 0782 $20.99 $18.99 “Even with just two or three musicians, the sound they create is often remarkably opulent. Savan and company have a seemingly instinctive feel for this repertoire, their persuasive performances delivered with terrific flare and panache...it is impossible to dip into it and not discover a wonderful gem.” -BBC

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 / Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

❦Brahms: The 4 Symphonies / Antal Dorati Works: Brahms: Symphonies nos 1 - 4. Artists: Antal Dorati/London SO; Minneapolis SO. (2 CD) (Newton Classics) 2NEWC 8802079 $18.99 $16.99 “This is about the most extrovert performance of Brahms’s First that I have ever heard. Even I, a devotee of Klemperer and Walter, find the blood stirred by Dorati’s crisp, clean-cut attack and guiltily enjoy some of the outrageously fast speeds.” Gramophone

❦Vivaldi: Il Farnace / Max Emanuel Cencic, Ruxandra Donose Works: Vivaldi: Il Farnace, RV 711. Artists: Diego Fasolis/I Barocchisti. (3 CD) (Virgin Classics) 3VCL 709142B $26.98 $23.98 “With its blackly comic plot, the score is full of energy and mischievous high spirits: outstanding among many delightfully inventive numbers is the ingenious quartet Io crudel? Giusto rigore. The performance fairly crackles, with accomplished singing by the flamboyant countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic in the virtuoso title role.” -The Daily Telegraph

❦Schubert: Winterreise / Christopher Maltman

Works: F.J. Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas Nos 16, 29 & 33; Sonata for Keyboard in G major. Artists: JeanEfflam Bavouzet (Pno). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10689 $20.99 $18.99 The multi-award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet continues his great survey of Haydn’s piano sonatas. This is Volume 3 in a series, of which The Times wrote: ‘Who is the best composer for refreshing the spirit and making you laugh? Haydn, of course, especially when in the hands of a pianist like Bavouzet, another master of delight.’

J.S. & C.P.E. Bach: Sonatas / Francois Fowler, guitar Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata for keyboard in F major, Wq. 53/6; Sonata in A major, H. 186; Sonata in B minor, H. 182; J.S. Bach: Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013; Agustín BarriosMangoré (1885 - 1944): The Cathedral, for guitar; Gregorio Huet (bef 1550 - circa 1616): Fantasia for lute (from the Varietie of lute lessons); D. Scarlatti. Artists: Francois Fowler (Gtr). (1 CD) (Clear Note) CLRN 74481 $18.99 $16.99

Works: Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89. Artists: Graham Johnson (Pno); Christopher Maltman (Bar). (1 CD) (Wigmore Hall Live) WGMR 46 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale “He gives a hard-hitting performance, and, as one might expect, it’s exceptionally well characterised... Graham Johnson is wonderful in this work. He follows every emotional utterance, beautifully illuminating Schubert’s alignment of the winter landscape with the shifts and instabilities of the protagonist’s psyche.” -The Guardian

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Echomythia: Modern music for solo guitar / Dimitris Kotronakis, guitar

❦Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1; Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

Works: Agustín Barrios-Mangoré (1885 - 1944): The Bees; Preludio in C minor; Paco de Lucía (1947 - ): La Cueva del Gato; Roland Dyens (1955 - ): Hommage à Villa-Lobos; Valse des Loges; Raphaël Faÿs: Dans les yeux de Michèle; Vojislav Ivanovic; Marco Pereira; Stepán Rak (1945 - ); Django Reinhardt (1910 - 1953); Rimsky-Korsakov; Luis Zea. Artists: Dimitris Kotronakis (Gtr). (1 CD) (Clear Note) CLRN 74466 $18.99 $16.99 Greek virtuoso Kotronakis performs modern music for solo guitar trending towards jazz, Latin and Brazilian styles.

Artists: Simon, Rattle/Berlin PO. (1 CD) (EMI Classics) EMI 578152B $17.98 $15.98 “You can tell at once that this is the Berlin Phil, so smooth and seductive are their dulcet tones. This is high sonic luxury, with Rattle coaxing on the hushed plush strings, the silken clarinets, the gold-leaf sound of the trumpets.” -Classic FM “[Accompaniment to a Film Scene is] superbly played by the Berlin Phil, with Rattle encapsulating perfectly its concentrated drama.” The Guardian

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Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-4 / Eskar Trio

Composers Concordance

Works: Brahms: Trios for Piano and Strings nos 1 - 4, Opp. 8, 87, 101 & Anh. 4/5 (spurious?). Artists: Eskar Piano Trio. (2 CD) (CPO ) 2CPO 777642 $35.99 $31.99

Andrew Violette: Sonata for the Creation of the World Works: Andrew Violette (1953 - ): Sonata for the Creation of the World, for organ. Artists: Andrew Violette (Organ). (3 CD) (Composers Concordance) 3COCN 006 $49.99 $44.99 An “unsung maverick among New York composers” (The New Yorker), Mr. Violette is difficult to place stylistically. Allan Kozinn (NY Times) writes, [He’s] “a romantic with Minimalist leanings, although his language does not easily fit into either category.”

B.R. Pearson: Somber Bliss - works for piano Works: B.R. Pearson: Blue Work, for piano; Somber Bliss, for piano; Style Chronicles, for piano. Artists: B.R. Pearson (Pno). (1 CD) (Concinnity Records) COIN PR1209 $15.99 $13.99

J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas for Organ / Quinney, organ Works: J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas for organ solo nos 1 6, BWV 525 - 530. Artists: Robert Quinney (Organ). (1 CD) (Coro) COO 16095 $17.99 $15.99 This disc was recorded at The Queen’s College, Oxford, on the beautiful Frobenius Organ (one of the most notable instruments of its kind in the country). ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

CPO Rosetti: Oboe Concertos; Symphonies / Kurt W Meier, oboe Works: Antonio Rosetti (1750 - 1792): Concerto for Oboe in C major, C29/K 3; Concerto for Oboe in C major, C30/K 3; Symphony in D major, A16/K 1; Symphony in F major, A32/K 1. Artists: Johannes Moesus/Zurich CO. Kurt Meier (Oboe). (1 CD) (CPO ) CPO 777631 $18.99 $16.99 This is the 10th album in the CPO Rosetti Edition.

Paul Graener: Complete Piano Trios Works: Paul Graener (1872 - 1944): HungerpastorTrio, Op. 20; Piano Trio, Op. 61; Suite, for ensemble, Op. 19; Theodor-Storm-Musik, for Piano Trio & Baritone, Op. 93. Artists: Hyperion-Trio. Albrecht Pohl. (1 CD) (CPO ) CPO 777599 $18.99 $16.99

Victor Herbert: Serenade, works for Cello & Strings Works: Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924): 5 Pieces for Violoncello & String Orchestra; Air de ballet, for strings; Forget-Me-Not, for strings; Pieces (3) for cello & piano; Serenade for Strings, Op. 12; Sunset, for strings. Artists: Sebastian Tewinkel/South West German CO. Maximilian Hornung (Clo). (1 CD) (CPO ) CPO 777576 $18.99 $16.99

Zachow, Handel: Easter Cantatas Works: Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (1663 - 1712): Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, cantata (attrib.); Bei Gott ist mein Heil, meine Ehre, cantata for Easter; Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben, cantata for Easter; Triumph, ihr Christen seid erfreut, cantata for Easter (attrib. Handel). Artists: Bernhard Klapprott. Gudrun Sidonie Otto (Sop). (1 CD) (CPO ) CPO 777643 $18.99 $16.99

❦Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live / Gabrieli, Bach, Revueltas, Prokofiev, Grainger et al. Works: J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; Giovanni Gabrieli (circa 1555 - 1612): Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1; Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Silvestre Revueltas (1899 - 1940): Sensemay; William Walton: Coronation March “Crown Imperial”. Artists: Mark Ridenour/; Michael Mulcahy/ Jay Friedman/ Dale Clevenger/Chicago SO Brass. (CSO Resound) (1 CD) CSOR 9011101 $21.99 $19.99 (1 SA Hybrid CD) CSOR 9011103 $23.49 $21.49 “For classical music lovers around the world, nothing means brass like the justly vaunted virtuosi of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra... The concert began... with excerpts from Gabrieli’s sublime Sacrae symphonie, realized with breathtaking precision and polish.” - Chicago Classical Review

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Music, Vol. 1 / Ensemble MidtVest Works: Vagn Holmboe (1909 - 1996): Ballata, for violin, viola, cello & piano, Op. 159; Gioco, for violin, viola & cello, Op. 155; Primavera, for flute, violin, cello & piano, Op. 55; Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello, Op. 90; Sonata for flute, Op. 71. Artists: Ensemble MidtVest. (1 CD) (DaCapo) DACO 8226073 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Decca ❦Bach: Two & Three Part Inventions / Schiff Works: J.S. Bach: Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), for keyboard BWV 787-801 (BC L42-56); TwoPart Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772. Artists: Andras Schiff (Pno). (1 CD) (Decca) DEC 4119742 $17.98 $15.98

Mahler: Symphony 7 / Georg Solti Works: Mahler: Symphony no 7 in E minor (“Song of the Night”). Artists: Georg Solti. (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 823846 $15.99 $13.99

Julius Röntgen: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4

F.J. Haydn: Cello Concertos / Christophe Coin

Works: Julius Röntgen (1855 - 1932): Concerto for Piano in, Op. 18; Concerto for Piano in F major. Artists: David Porcelijn/NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover. Matthias Kirschnereit (Pno). (1 CD) (CPO ) CPO 777398 $18.99 $16.99 Julius Roentgen not only was an outstanding pianist but also wrote impressive piano concertos of his own.

Works: F.J. Haydn: Concertos for Cello & Orchestra nos 1 & 2. Artists: Christopher Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Christophe Coin (Clo). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 819596 $20.99 $18.99

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Chopin: Etudes / Vladimir Ashkenazy Works: Chopin: Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10; Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25. Artists: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Pno). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 823850 $15.99 $13.99

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Recommended Orff: Carmina Burana / Andre Previn Works: Carl Orff (1895 - 1982): Carmina burana. Artists: Andre Previn. Barbara Bonney (Sop); Frank Lopardo (Tnr); Anthony Michaels-Moore (Bar). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 872011 $13.99 $11.99

Violinist Nicola Benedetti / “Italia” Works: Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770): Concerto for Violin, D. 115; Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 1 no 4 “Devil’s Trill”; Francesco Maria Veracini (1690 - 1768): Sonate Accademiche, Op. 2/6; Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 9/5; Concerto for Violin in D major, “Il grosso Mogul” - Grave; Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8/2 “L’estate”. Artists: Christian Curnyn. Nicola Benedetti (Vln); Christian Curnyn (Hpsi). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 955457 $38.49 $34.49

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, etc / Riccardo Chailly Works: Vivaldi: Concertos for Violin, Op. 8 “Four Seasons”; Concerto funebre, for violin, oboe, chalumeau, 3 violas, strings & continuo in B flat major; Concerto per la solennità di S Lorenzo, for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major; Concerto per l’orchestra di Dresda, for violin, 2 oboes, 2 recorders, bassoon, strings & continuo. Artists: Riccardo Chailly. Franco Gulli (Vln); Giorgio Barbolini (Hpsi); Emanuele Benfenati (Vln); Marco Boni (Clo). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 76440 $33.49 $30.49

Symphonie Fantastique Works: Liszt: Symphonie fantastique, transcription for piano (after Berlioz), S. 470 (LW A16). Artists: Giovanni Bellucci (Pno). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 891264 $44.49 $40.49

Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Brendel, Rattle Works: Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major (“Emperor”), Op. 73. Artists: Simon Rattle. Alfred Brendel (Pno). (1 CD) (Decca Import) PID 823843 $15.99 $13.99

Islands: Essential Einaudi [Deluxe Edition] Works: Ludovico Einaudi (1955 - ): Ancora, for piano; Andare, for ensemble; Berlin Song, for piano; Dietro Casa, for piano; Divenire (To Become); Eros, for piano, violin, viola, cello, percussion & electronics. Artists: Marco Decimo (Clo); Ludovico Einaudi (Pno); Antonio Leofreddi (Vla); Laura Riccardi (Vln). (2 CD) (Decca Import) 2PID 938259 $42.99 $38.99

Sweetest Love Works: Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986): Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz); Bizet: Carmen, opera; Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891): Lakmé; Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Requiem; David Foster (1950 - ): The Prayer; Joseph Canteloube (1879 1957): Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d’Auvergne, Series 1, no 2); Rolf Lovland (1955 - ); Steve Mac; Andrea Morricone (1964 - ); Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706); Morgan Pochin; Seal (1963 ); Antonio Segura. Artists: Anthony Ingliss/Nicholas Dodd. Kiri, Dame Te Kanawa (Sop); Katherine Jenkins (Mzz Sop); Philharmonia Orch. Prague PO; Arcadian Ensemble. (1 CD) (Decca Special Import) PID 959783 $13.99 $11.99

Pleyel: Piano Trios Op. 16-29 Works: Ignace Joseph Pleyel (1757 - 1831): Grand trio for keyboard, flute & cello in D major, Op. 29; Trios for Piano and Strings Opp. 16 - 28. Artists: Joachim Trio. (1 CD) (Delizie) DELZ 8022 $12.99 $10.99

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❦James Whitbourne: Living Voices Works: James Whitbourn (1963 - ): A brief story of Peter Abelard, for chorus, saxophone & organ; A Prayer from South Africa, for chorus; All shall be Amen and Alleluia, for chorus, percussion, piano & organ; Give us the wings of faith, for chorus & organ; Living Voices, for narrator, chorus & saxophone; Requiem canticorum, for chorus, saxophone & organ. Artists: James Jordan/ Westminster Williamson Voices. Ken Cowan (Organ); Jeremy Powell (Organ); Jacob Ezzo (Perc); Jonathan Palmer Lakeland (Pno). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572737 $10.99 $9.99 “Here’s another welcome collection from a truly original communicator in modern British choral music. Whitbourn’s interest in the compelling combination of voices and the soprano saxophone dominates here...The Princeton choir is directed by James Jordan with precision and poise” -The Observer.

❦Baroque Masterpieces for Harpsichord / Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord Works: Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778): Sonata for harpsichord no 6; Maurice Greene (1696 - 1755): Overture for harpsichord in D major; Handel: Suite for keyboard, “The Harmonious Blacksmith”; Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts; La Pantomime, for harpsichord, violin & viol; La Timide, version for solo harpsichord; D. Scarlatti. Artists: Trevor Pinnock (Hpsi). (1 CD) (Regis Records) REGS 1332 $12.99 $10.99 “Pinnock chose a mellow instrument here, making his stylish, crisply rhythmic performances even more attractive. Excellent recording.” -Penguin Guide (On Rameau) “The playing is first rate and the recording outstanding in its presence and clarity. There are few better anthologies of Scarlatti in the catalogue.” -Penguin Guide (On Scarlatti)

❦Czech Music for Strings / Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu & Pavel Haas Works: Pavel Haas (1899 - 1944): Study for String Orchestra; Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928): Quartet for Strings no 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”); Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2; Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959): Sextet for string orchestra, H. 224a. Artists: Janacek CO. (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10678 $20.99 $18.99 “The centrepiece of this disc is Pavel Haas’s Study, written in 1943 in the concentration camp at Terezín...Its quality is undeniable, and while we should never forget the circumstances in which it was written, it also seems right that Haas’s music should be placed alongside works by both his teacher Janácek and his exiled contemporary Martinu...The Janácek Chamber Orchestra’s performances make up in excitement for what they occasionally lack in finesse.” -The Guardian

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Mostly Mozart / Mojca Erdmann, soprano

Delphian Records

Works: Ignaz Holzbauer (1711 - 1783): Günther von Schwarzburg; Johann Christian Bach (1735 - 1782): Amadis de Gaule; W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute; Don Giovanni; Idomeneo; Le Nozze di Figaro; Giovanni Paisiello (1740 - 1816); Antonio Salieri (1750 - 1825). Artists: Andrea Marcon/La Cetra. Mojca Erdmann (Sop). (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) DGG B001621702 $20.98 $17.98

Rodion Shchedrin: The Sealed Angel Works: Rodion Shchedrin (1932 - ): Sealed Angel. Artists: Geoffrey Webber/Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Clare Wills (Oboe). (1 CD) (Delphian Records) DELP 34067 $18.99 $16.99

Bohemian Rhapsodies / The Fell Clarinet Quartet Works: Bartók: Mikrokosmos, Sz 107; Ostinato, for 2 pianos (Mikrokosmos no 7); Ferenc Farkas (1905 2000): Early Hungarian Dances (4) from the 17th Century, for 4 clarinets; Scenes from Hungary for clarinet ensemble; Jiri Hudec: Rapsodia per quattro, for 4 clarinets; Lenny Sayers (1977 - ): Klezmer Melodies (3), for clarinet ensemble; Antonin Tucapsky. Artists: Fell Clarinet Quartet. (1 CD) (Delphian Records) DELP 34083 $18.99 $16.99

Olivier Messiaen: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4 Works: Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992): Diptyque, for organ, I/3; L’ Ascension, for organ (arr. from orchestral piece), I/12b; La Nativité du Seigneur, meditations (9) for organ, I/14; Messe de la Pentec“te, for organ, I/36; Offrande au Saint-Sacrement, for organ; Prélude, for piano. Artists: Timothy ByramWigfield (Organ). (2 CD) (Delphian Records) 2DELP 34078 $27.99 $24.99 The final volume in Delphian’s survey of Messiaen’s complete organ music. The British Harrison instrument in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle reveals a surprising capacity to speak with a French accent in this music.

Glad Christmas Tidings / David Archuleta, Michael York, Mormon Tabernacle Choir Works: Richard Elliott: A Holiday Hoedown, for organ (“Deck Them Halls”); Silent Night; The Cat and the Mouse Carol; Joy to the World; W.A. Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 421; Ryan Murphy: Three Dancing Carols, for chorus; James R. Murray; Christmas Traditional; Vaughan Williams; Mack Wilberg; Pietro Yon (1886 - 1943). Artists: LeAnna Willmore/Mack Wilberg/Tom Waldron/Ryan Murphy. Clay Christiansen (Organ); Richard Elliott (Organ); Andrew Unsworth (Organ); David Archuleta (Voice). (1 CD) (Deseret Book) DSRB 5060810 $14.99 $12.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Deutsche Grammophon The Liszt Project: Bartok, Berg, Messiaen, Ravel, et al. / Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Works: Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Négy siratóének (Four Dirges), Op. 9a; Alban Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1; Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage, S. 160; S. 163; S. 175; La Lugubre gondola I (in 6/8), S. 200/1; Messiaen; Ravel; Scriabin; Marco Stroppa (1959 - ); Wagner. Artists: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Pno). (2 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) 2DGG B001594402 $27.98 $23.48 Pierre-Laurent Aimard honours Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday with this extensive 2-CD set, Aimard juxtaposes a selection of Liszt’s works with compositions by Liszt’s contemporaries and successors who were inspired by the Hungarian composer.

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Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 3 & 21 “Waldstein”, et al. / Alice Sara Ott, piano Works: Beethoven: Andante in F major, “Andante Favori”; Rondo a Capriccio in G major (“Rage Over a Lost Penny”); Sonata for Piano no 21 “Waldstein”; Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 2/3. Artists: Alice Sara Ott (Pno). (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) DGG B001594502 $20.98 $17.98

Creepy Classics: Halloween’s Greatest Hits All of the beloved classics that resonate within all of us as the creepiest (yet spooky fun) music we’ve come to associate with Halloween. This is the perfect compilation for any Halloween party or unsuspecting trick-or-treaters and is the ultimate way to stir goose bumps on every ghoul and goblin. Featuring 11 classic tracks of ghastly horror fun - including themes from “Jaws” and “Fantasias”, to undeniable scary compositions such as Toccata (JS Bach) and Wagner’s ‘The Ride of the Valkyries” - Creepy Classics exemplifies why we love to be spooked on Halloween! DGG B001594802 $12.48 $10.48

Late Night Liszt / various artists Works: Liszt: Années I/2, S.160/2; Harmonies poétiques no 3, S. 173/3; Consolation, for piano no 2 in E major “Un poco pi— mosso”, S. 172/2; Consolations, for piano nos 3 - 5. Artists: Vladimir Horowitz (Pno); Daniel Barenboim (Pno); Claudio Arrau (Pno); Wilhelm Kempff (Pno). (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) DGG B001606702 $13.98 $10.98 Played by present-day and past masters of the keyboard, here is the ideal follow-up and complement to DG’s Wild and Crazy Liszt compilation.

Charles Ives: Four Sonatas / Hilary Hahn, violin Works: Charles Ives (1874 - 1954): Sonatas, for violin & piano nos 1 - 4. Artists: Hilary Hahn (Vln); Valentina Lisitsa (Pno). (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) DGG B001608202 $20.98 $17.98

Mozart: Horn Concertos / Alessio Allegrini Works: W.A. Mozart: Concertos for Horn & Orchestra nos 1 - 4. Artists: Claudio Abbado/Orch. Mozart. Alessio Allegrini (Horn). (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) DGG B001589802 $20.98 $17.98

Peer Gynt Suites/Holberg; Peer Gynt suites Works: Grieg: Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34; From Holberg’s Time, Op. 40; Peer Gynt Suites for orchestra nos 1 & 2; Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56. Artists: Neeme Järvi. (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) PID 872000 $13.99 $11.99

Heavenly Voices: Gregorian Chant Works: Gregorian Chant: Agnus Dei; Ascendit Deus in jubilatione, offertory for Ascension; Communion; Crucem tuam adoramus; Domine, exaudi, tractus; Ecce lignum crucis, acclamation. Artists: Godehard, Pater Joppich. (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) PID 925589 $13.99 $11.99

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Recommended Symphony Nos. 8 & 9 “from the New World” Works: Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 8 Op.88; Symphony no 9 “From the New World”. Artists: James Levine. (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) PID 872004 $13.99 $11.99

Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 5 & 7 / Karajan Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 5, Op. 67; Symphony no 7, Op. 92. Artists: Herbert von Karajan. (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) PID 872001 $13.99 $11.99

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Abbado Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 9 (“Choral”), Op. 125. Artists: Claudio Abbado. (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) PID 871995 $13.99 $11.99

Mozart: Symphonies 29, 32, 33, 35 - 41 (Box) Artists: Herbert von Karajan. (3 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) 3PID 819553 $23.49 $21.49

Toccata & Fuge BWV 565 Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for solo organ no 2 in A minor (after Vivaldi Op. 3/8, RV 522), BWV 593; Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 “Great G minor”; Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 65; Nun danket alle Gott, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 657 ; Prelude and Fugue for Organ, BWV 534; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (I), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 654. Artists: Simon Preston (Organ). (1 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon Import) PID 925585 $13.99 $11.99

In Darkness Let Me Dwell / Works: John Dowland (1563 - 1626): A Pilgrimes Solace; Captain Piper his Galiard, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from “Lachrimae”); Clear or cloudy sweet as Aprill showring, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Earl of Essex, his Galliard, for lute, P 89; Farewell; Firste Booke of Songes. Artists: Sirius Viols. Hille Perl (Bass Viola da gamba); Lee Santana (Lute); Dorothee Mields (Sop). (1 CD) (Deutsche H.M. Import) PID 821305 $24.99 $22.99

Nuove Proposte Sonore 1965-1972 Works: Nuove Proposte Sonore: Filtro 1, for electronics; Freq. Mod. 2, for electronics; Funzione 4, for electronics; Hardlag II, for electronics; Insiemi, for electronics; Interferenze 2, for electronics. Artists: Nuove Proposte Sonore. Nuove Proposte Sonore. (1 CD) (Die Schachtel) DISC 23 $23.49 $21.49 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Divine Art Mozart & Beethoven Sonatas / Jill Crossland, piano Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor (“Tempest”), Op. 31/2; Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110; W.A. Mozart: Sonata for Piano in F major, K. 533/494. Artists: Jill Crossland (Pno). (1 CD) (Divine Art) DVT 24147 $13.99 $11.99

Russian Piano Music Vol. 7: Prokofiev / Sergei Dukachev, piano Works: Sergey Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 14; Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major (“War Sonata 2/Stalingrad”), Op. 83; Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75; Visions Fugitives, Op. 22. Artists: Sergei Dukachev (Pno). (1 CD) (Divine Art) DVT 25096 $17.99 $15.99 Russian pianist Sergei Dukachev distinguished himself by being a prizewinner in the international Beethoven Competition in Vienna.

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❦Janacek: Sring Quartets; Wolf / Hagen Quartet Works: Leos Janácek (1854 1928): Quartet for Strings no 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”); Quartet for Strings no 2 (“Intimate Letters”); Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903): Italian Serenade, for string quartet in G major. Artists: Hagen Quartet. (1 CD) (Newton Classics) NEWC 8802072 $15.99 $13.99 “These are studied performances, superbly polished and gorgeously rich of sound (a huge range of both colour and dynamic, finely realised by the ample recording).” -Gramophone

❦Howard Blake: Spieltrieb, String Trio, A Month In The Country / Edinburgh Quartet Works: Howard Blake (1938 - ): Leda and the Swan, for string quartet, Op. 249a; Spieltraub, for string quartet, Op. 594; String Trio, Op. 199; Suite for strings “Month in the Country”; Walking in the Air, for string quartet, Op. 615. Artists: Edinburgh Quartet. (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572688 $10.99 $9.99 “...This entire disc makes for a very pleasant hour of listening... the entire recital [is] imbued with a spirit of shared enjoyment among the players. This program not only opens the door for listening to more of Blake’s music (his Violin Sonata, Piano Quartet, and Passion of Mary are also available from this same label), but certainly initiates an order for more from the Edinburgh Quartet.” Classics Today

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❦Walton: Violin Concerto; Barber: Violin Concerto Works: Samuel Barber (1910 1981): Adagio for Strings; Concerto for Violin, Op. 14; William Walton (1902 - 1983): Concerto for Violin; Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V). Artists: Joseph Swensen/ Malmo Opera Orch. Thomas Bowes (Vln). (1 CD) (Signum UK) SGK 238 $18.99 $16.99 “Bowes is hardly a household name, but these exceptional accounts of Walton’s and Barber’s near-contemporaneous Violin Concertos...should increase his stock value...Bowes yields to none of the Walton’s great interpreters...in his dazzling passage work, and he brings a deliciously laidback italianita to the canzonetta of the middle movement with his gorgeous portamento and rubato.” -Sunday Times****

❦Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Jerusalem Artists: Michael Gielen/SQR SO Baden-Baden and Freiburg. Siegfried Jerusalem (Tnr). (1 CD) (Hanssler Classic) HAN 93269 $20.99 $18.99 “What has been released is actually an amalgamation of two session exactly a decade apart...[Kallisch] evinces real finesse in the fourth, with its evocations of beauty and enchantment...Yet this is ultimately Gielen’s ‘performance’, and those familiar with his Mahler will encounter the expected combination of formal precision and expressive spontaneity here.” International Record Review

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Divox

EMI

Music for Strings in Venice: 1615 - 1630

Michael Nyman: Peter Greenaway Film Music

Works: Dario Castello: Sonata Concertate II/15 & 16; Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata no16 for violin, 2 cornettos, harp & continuo; Biagio Marini: Pass’e mezo in 10 Parti Doi Violini e chitarone Op 8; Sonata a tre violini “in eco”, for chamber instruments & continuo; Giovanni Picchi: Canzon No 5 a 2; Giovanni Rovetta; Giuseppe Scarani; Francesco Turini. Artists: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca. (1 CD) (Divox) DVX 79707 $18.99 $16.99 1615 & 1630 are the dates delimiting the period from which the pieces on this CD were drawn.

Works: Michael Nyman (1944 - ): A Zed & Two Noughts, film score; Drowning by Numbers, film score; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, film score; The Draughtsman’s Contract, film score. Artists: Michael Nyman. Sarah Leonard (Sop); Michael Nyman (Hpsi); Elizabeth Perry (Vln); Alexander Balanescu (Vln). (1 CD) (EMI Classics) EMI 847752 $13.98 $10.98

Suites Françaises: Chamber music by Ravel, Debussy, Pierné / Pyramide Ens. Works: Debussy: Épigraphes antiques (6), for piano, 2 or 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 131; Petite suite for Piano 4 hands; Gabriel Pierné (1863 - 1937): Album pour mes petits amis, Nos 1-6, Op. 14; Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin. Artists: Ensemble Pyramide. (1 CD) (Divox) DVX 21005 $18.99 $16.99

Gulsin Onay plays Liszt, Haydn, Schubert Works: F.J. Haydn: F Minor Variations; Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, S 161 “Italie”; Grand Paraphrase de la Marche composée pour le Sultan Abdul Médjid-Khan (I & II); La Leggierezza in F minor, S. 144/2; Schubert: Piano Sonata no 19, D. 958. Artists: Gulsin Onay (Pno). (1 CD) (Dorian Recordings) DRN 92140 $18.99 $16.99

Beethoven & Kernis String Quartets / Jasper Qrt. Works: Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 9 “Rasumovsky”, Op. 59/3; Aaron Jay Kernis (1960 - ): Quartet for Strings no 2 “musica instrumentalis”. Artists: Jasper String Quartet. (1 CD) (Dorian Recordings) DRN 92142 $18.99 $16.99

Ames Piano Quartet Plays Hahn, Schmitt, Dubois Works: Théodore Dubois (1837 - 1924): Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor; Reynaldo Hahn (1875 1947): Quartet for Piano and Strings in G major; Florent Schmitt (1870 - 1958): Hasards (Petit Concert en Quatre Parties), for piano, violin, viola & cello, Op. 96. Artists: Ames Piano Quartet. (1 CD) (Dorian Recordings) DRN 92141 $18.99 $16.99

Sylvia Colasanti: In-Canto / Massimo Quarta, Cristiano Gualco, Paolo Andreoli Works: Sylvia Colasanti: Chaos, for string quartet & speaker; Il canto di Atropo, for violin & orchestra; La Rosa que no canto, for orchestra; To Muddy Death, for ensemble. Artists: Gyorgy Gyorgivanyi Rath/ Damian Iorio/Orch. Verdi; Marco Angius/Ensemble Algoritmo. Massimo Quarta (Vln). (1 CD) (Dynamic) DYN 671 $20.99 $18.99

Handel: Aci, Galatea e Pollifemo Works: George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1759): Sorgi il dì, HWV 72 “Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo”. Artists: Antonio Florio/Cappella della Pieta de Turchini . (2 CD) (Dynamic) 2DYN 645/1-2 $20.99 $18.99 “The Neapolitan ensemble Cappella della Pieta de Turchini plays with exactness and flair” - “Sara Mindgardo is passionate and authoritative as Galatea...” - Gramophone

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Michael Nyman: Three Concertos Works: Michael Nyman (1944 - ): Concerto for harpsichord & strings; Concerto for saxophone, cello & orchestra; Concerto for trombone & orchestra. Artists: Michael Nyman. Christian Lindberg (Trb); Julian Lloyd Webber (Clo); John Harle (Sax); Elisabeth Chojnacka (Hpsi). (1 CD) (EMI Classics) EMI 847502 $13.98 $10.98 Affirming Michael Nyman’s status as an innovator in orchestral music, these three concertos demonstrate a bold reinterpretation of musical traditions.

❦Lamentazione: Scarlatti, Leo, Legrenzi, Lotti, Caldara / Les Arts Florissants Works: Antonio Caldara (1670 - 1736): Caldara Crucifixus a 16; Giovanni Legrenzi (1626 - 1690): Quam amarum est, Maria, motet; Leonardo Leo (1694 - 1744): Miserere mei deus, concertanto for 8 voices & continuo; Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740): Crucifixus, Motet a 6; Crucifixus, Motet a10; D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, for double chorus & continuo in C minor. Artists: Paul Agnew/Les Arts Florissants. Hannah Morrison (Sop); Sean Clayton (Sop); Maud Gnidzaz (Sop); Virginie Thomas (Sop). (1 CD) (EMI Classics) EMI 709072B $17.98 $15.98 “Paul Agnew’s direction throughout is exemplary, rendering Domenico Scarlatti’s “Stabat Mater” with poise and piety, and expertly navigating Leonardo Leo’s ingenious interplay of choirs and plainsong in his “Miserere a due cori”.” -The Independent

Michael Nyman: Four Quartets Works: Michael Nyman (1944 - ): Quartet for Strings no 4; Three Quartets for saxohpone quartet (or brass quartet or string quartet). Artists: Michael Nyman/ Michael Nyman Band. (1 CD) (EMI Classics) EMI 847512 $13.98 $10.98

Baby to Be / Tender Classical Music for Your Unborn Baby Baby to Be is a beautiful collection of tender Classical music for the unborn child. With serene Classical music from greats like Mozart, Brahms, Bach and Chopin, this is the perfect soundtrack to help soothe and relax both mother and baby. This collection encourages the special bond between a mother and her child with gentle lullabies and ambient melodies. EMI 288422 $7.98 $6.48

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, Nutcracker Suite Works: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36. Artists: Sergiu Celibidache. (2 CD) (EMI Classics Special Import) 2PID 875042 $23.49 $21.49

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❦Handel: Theodora / Bolton, Schafer, Mehta, Fink [2 DVD]

EtCetera Erik Satie: Uspud / Reinbert de Leeuw, piano Works: Satie: Danses gothiques (9), for piano; Prélude de la porte héro‹que du ciel; Préludes (3) du fils des étoiles; Sonneries (3) de la Rose + Croix; Uspud, Christian ballet in 3 scenes for piano (orchestrated by Canby). Artists: Reinbert de Leeuw (Pno). (2 CD) (EtCetera Records) 2ETC 1427 $27.99 $24.99

Harmonic Labyrinth: The Con Gioia Recordings Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Variationes über die Folie d’Espagne (12), for keyboard, Wq. 118/9; J.S. Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba & keyboard no 3, BWV 1029; Suite for solo cello no 3, BWV 1009; Hindemith: Sonata for Cello Solo, Op. 25; Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695 - 1764): Caprice no 23, Op. 3 “Il labirinto armonico”; Preethi de Silva: Pieces for Harpsichord. Artists: Rohan de Saram (Clo); Preethi de Silva (Hpsi). (1 CD) (First Hand) FHR 11 $20.99 $18.99 Rohan de Saram was a member of the legendary Arditti Quartet for over twenty years.

Johann Jacob Frobeger on the 1658 de Zentis / Pamela Ruitar-Feenstra, harpsichord Works: Johann Jacob Froberger (1616 - 1667): Canzona No.6 in A minor; Capriccios for keyboard nos FbWV 502; FbWV 508; FbWV 501; FbWV 518; Fantasias for keyboard No. 2; Toccatas for keyboard nos 4, 1, 2, 20, 25, 17. Artists: Pamela RuiterFeenstra (Hpsi). (1 CD) (Fleur De Son) FDS 58002 $20.99 $18.99

Chopin: Piano Sonatas / Howard Shelley, piano Works: Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 4, CT. 201; Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202; Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203. Artists: Howard Shelley (Pno). (1 CD) (Fryderyk Chopin Society) FYCS 22 $18.99 $16.99

César Franck, Eugène Ysaÿe: Works for Cello and Piano / Alexander Kniazev, cello Works: César Franck (1822 - 1890): Nocturne, M 85; Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8; Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931): Berceuse in F minor, for voilin & orchestra, Op. 20; Poème élégiaque for violin & orchestra (or piano) in D minor, Op. 12. Artists: Alexander Kniazev (Clo); Plamena Mangova (Pno). (1 CD) (Fuga Libera) FLA 587 $20.99 $18.99

Cornelis Schuyt: Madrigali, Padovane & Gagliarde Works: Cornelis Schuyt (1557 - 1616): Bewaert Heer Hollandt, canon; Candide perle e care, madrigal; D’adamantine tempre, madrigal; Domine fiant anima mea, motet; Filli, come sei bella, madrigal; Fortuna Guida, canzon. Artists: Camerata Trajectina. (1 CD) (Globe) GLB 6068 $18.99 $16.99

Aliyah - Israel: 60 Anniversary Celebration Found Works: Samuel Adler (1928 - ): L’chah Dodi, for cantor, flute, chorus & organ; Mah Tovu, for cantor, chorus & organ; Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Alan Hovhaness: Make a Joyful Noise, Op. 105; Darius Milhaud: Cantata from Proverbs; Ned Rorem: Two Psalms and a Proverb; Robert Starer (1924 - 2001); Virgil Thomson. Artists: Elizabeth C. Patterson. Fred Fried (Gtr); Linda Houle (Vla); Emily Lewis (Harp); Siobhan Kelleher (Gtr). (1 CD) (Gloriae Dei Cantores) GLDC 120 $15.99 $13.99

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Artists: Ivor Bolton/Freiburg Baroque Orch.; Salzburg Bach Choir. Christine Schäfer (Sop); Ryland Davies (Tnr); Bernarda Fink (Mzz Sop); Bejun Mehta (CtrTnr); Johannes Martin Kränzle (Bass). (C Major Video) (2 DVD-Video) 2CME 705708 $42.99 $38.99 (1 Blu-Ray Video) CME 705804 $42.99 $38.99 “Full of gorgeous, achingly lyrical melodies and some brilliantly evocative choral moments, this is an oratorio which may leave some scratching their heads from a dramatic standpoint while never questioning the supreme artistry of the music... The cast is wonderfully voiced, and the orchestra and chorus sound marvelous, and really that’s all that matters in the long run... Highly recommended.” -Blu-Ray.com

“The music is warmly rapturous, the singing heavenly and the choruses inspiringly uplifting... This is a stunningly beautiful work, perfectly performed and very well presented in High Definition, with a terrifically detailed image and two fine audio tracks in LPCM Stereo and DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, where every element of the mix is crystal clear and perfectly balanced.” Opera Journal

❦Schumann: Requiem; Der Königssohn; Nachtlied Works: R. Schumann: Der Königssohn, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 116; Nachtlied, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 108; Requiem, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 148. Artists: Georg Grün/Deutsche Radio PO Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern. Christoph Prégardien (Tnr); Sibylla Rubens (Tnr); Adolph Seidel (Tnr); Yorck Felix Speer (Tnr). (1 CD) (Hanssler Classic) HAN 93270 $20.99 $18.99 “Der Königssohn is one of four ballads that Schumann composed in 1851, which are precursors of a whole genre of narrative concert pieces in the second half of the 19th century. It may not be top-drawer Schumann, but it offers a sense of the composer creating something new.” -The Guardian**

❦Biber: Vesperae longiores ac breviores Works: Vesper settings by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 - 1704); Leopold I (1640 - 1705); Giovanni Legrenzi (1626 - 1690); Ruprecht Ignaz Mayr (1646 - 1712). Artists: Simon Carrington/Yale Collegium Players. Robert Mealy (Vln); Ian Howell (CtrTnr); Stephen Fraser (Organ); Mellissa Hughes (Organ); Derek Chester (Organ). (1 CD) (Carus) CRS 83348 $20.99 $18.99 “It’s a remarkably rich sound that Carrington gets from his singers and instrumentalists. Their performances are confident, suave, full of elegance and yet vigorous in all the right ways. The Yale Schola Cantorum is a 24-strong chamber group whose star is still on the rise. There is a steadiness to their articulation, and sense of ownership of the music performed here which truly delight.” -MusicWeb-International

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Guild

Helicon

Great Pianists, Vol. 2: Brailowsky, Cherkassky, Serkin

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 / Antal Dorati

Works: Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S 418; W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K. 488; R. Strauss: Burleske for piano & orchestra in D minor, Op. 85; Artists: Dimitri Mitropoulos/Philharmonic SO of New York; Sergey Koussevitzky/Boston SO. Rudolf Serkin (Pno); Shura Cherkassky (Pno); Alexander Brailowsky (Pno). (1 CD) (Guild) GUI 2367 $15.99 $13.99 This is the second volume in Guild’s Historical series of Three Great Pianists.

Prospero’s Isle: Chamber Music by James F. Brown Works: James Francis Brown (1969 - ): Piano Quartet; Prospero’s Isle, for cello & piano; Sonata for violin & piano; String Trio, for violin, viola & cello. Artists: Sarah-Jane Bradley (Vla); Katya Apekisheva (Pno); Jack Liebeck (Vln); Gemma Rosefield (Clo); Nicola Eimer (Pno). (1 CD) (Guild) GUI 7354 $18.99 $16.99

Musical Colours Of Guitar: Turina, Tedesco, Rudnev Works: Agustín Barrios-Mangoré (1885 - 1944): Barcarole; Chôro da Saudade (A Lament); Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios (“El Ultimo Trémolo; Waltz for guitar in D minor, Op. 8/3; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Tarantella, Op. 87b; Manuel Ponce (1882 - 1948): Sonata no 5 “Sonatina Méridional”; Sergey Rudnev (1955 - ); Federico Moreno Torroba (1891 - 1982); Joaquín Turina (1882 - 1949). Artists: Jens Stibal (Gtr). (1 CD) (Guild) GUI 7357 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Hanssler Furtwängler conducts Furtwängler & Beethoven Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 1, Op. 21; Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886 - 1954): Symphony no 2 in E minor; Spoken Word: Hans Müller-Kray talks with Wilhelm Furtwängler. Artists: Wilhelm Furtwängler. (2 CD) (Hanssler Classic) 2HAN 94215 $27.99 $24.99

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 / Kiril Kondrashin Works: Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor (“Tragic”). Artists: Kiril Kondrashin/SWR SO Baden-Baden. (1 CD) (Hanssler Classic) HAN 94217 $18.99 $16.99

Boccherini: Chamber Music / Casals Quartet Works: Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805): Guitar quintet in D major, G 448; Quartet for Strings in G minor Op. 32/5; Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in, Op. 30/6 “Musica notturna di Madrid”; String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos Op. 11/5. Artists: Cuarteto Casals. Eckart Runge (Clo); Carles Trepat (Gtr). (1 CD) (Harmonia Mundi) HAR 902092 $20.99 $18.99

Paul McCartney’s Ocean Kingdom / Wilson, The London Classical Orchestra Works: Paul McCartney (1942 - ): Ocean’s Kingdom, ballet. Artists: John Wilson/The London Classical Orch. (1 CD) (Hear Music) HRMC HRM33250 $20.98 $17.98

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Works: Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor (“Tragic”). Artists: Antal Dorati/Israel PO. (1 CD) (Helicon Records) HEL 9642 $20.99 $18.99 Helicon Records’ new ‘Heritage Series’ presents historic recordings of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and features some of the finest conductors to have led the orchestra since its inception.

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 / Paray Works: R. Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61; Symphony no 3 in E flat major (“Rhenish”), Op. 97. Artists: Paul Paray/Israel PO. (1 CD) (Helicon Records) HEL 9640 $20.99 $18.99

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 / Monteux, Israel Philharmonic Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 4, Op. 60; Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, suite no 2. Artists: Pierre Monteux/Israel PO. (1 CD) (Helicon Records) HEL 9641 $20.99 $18.99

Dancing Day / Music for Chorus & Organ Works: Bob Chilcott (1955 - ): Mid-Winter; Paul Edwards (1955 - ): No Small Wonder; Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876): Once in Royal David’s City, carol; William James Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921): Away in a manger; Andrew Millington: Eastern Monarchs; Robert Millington: There is no rose; John Rutter (1945 - ); Christmas Traditional. Artists: Paul Morgan (Organ); Elmley de la Cour (Voice); Laura Baker (Voice); Freddy Barnes (Voice); Peter Oakley (Voice). (1 CD) (Herald) HRLD 279 $18.99 $16.99

Howard Shore: The Lord of the Rings Symphony Works: Howard Shore (1946 - ): The Lord of the Rings Symphony, for chorus & orchestra. Artists: Ludwig Wicki/21st Century SO. Kaitlyn Lusk (Voice). (2 CD) (Howe Records) 2HOWE 1005 $31.49 $28.49

Orchestra music of Sándor Balassa Works: Sándor Balassa: Excursion to Naphegy, Op. 81; Summer Music, for flute & string orchestra, Op. 89; Overture and Scenes, Op. 103; Szegedi Concerto, Op. 88. Artists: Richárd Weninger/Béla Drahos. Béla Drahos (Flt). (1 CD) (Hungaroton) HGR 32636 $18.99 $16.99

Richter plays Haydn, Weber, Chopin & Debussy Works: Chopin: Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, Op. 60; Debussy: Préludes, Book 2; F.J. Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 62; R. Schumann: 8 Novelletten, Op. 21; Carl Maria von Weber (1786 1826): Sonata for Piano no 3 Op. 49. Artists: Sviatoslav Richter (Pno). (1 CD) (ICA Classics) ICA 5004 $18.99 $16.99

Maki Ishii Live / Ryan Scott, percussion Works: Maki Ishii (1936 - 2003): Concertante for Marimba & percussion ensemble, Op 79; Saidoki (Demon), for percussion & orchestra, Op. 86; South Fire - Summer, for percussion & orchestra, Op. 95. Artists: Alex Pauk/Esprit Orch. Ryan Scott (Perc). (1 CD) (Innova) INNO 809 $16.99 $14.99 On this CD are Ryan Scott‘s first performances and the North American premieres of three Ishii Percussion Concerti.

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Intim Records Seven Magnificat Settings for Organ by Heinrich Scheidemann and Two Anonymous Settings Works: Heinrich Scheidemann (1595 - 1663): Magnificat im in Tone for organ, 1-7; Magnificatfantasy in Tone 8. Artists: Karin Nelson (Organ). (2 CD) (Intim Records) 2IIM 116 $32.99 $29.99

Renato de Barbieri, violin; Tullio Macoggi, piano / The Historical HMV Recordings, 1956 Works: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Alt Wien; Grigoras Dinicu (1889 - 1949): Hora staccato; Edward Elgar: La capricieuse, Op. 17; Henryk Wieniawski: Polonaise brillante for Violin and Piano no 1, Op. 4; Joseph Achron (1886 - 1943): Hebrew Melody for violin & orchestra, Op.33; Moritz Moszkowski (1854 1925): Guitarre, Op. 45 no 2; Niccolò Paganini; Maria Theresia von Paradis; Prokofiev; Ravel; R. Schumann. Artists: Renato de Barbieri (Vln); Tullio Macoggi (Pno). (1 CD) (Italian Discographic Institute) IDI 6622 $16.99 $14.99

Rossini: Stabat Mater; Gounod: Missa Solemnis Works: Gounod: Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile; Rossini: Stabat mater. Artists: Jürgen Budday/SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg SO. Nikita Storojev (Bass); Willi Stein; Svetlana Strezeva; Jolanta Michalski-Taliaferro. (2 CD) (K&K) 2KK 63 $32.99 $29.99

The Art of Pan: Concert for Pan Flute & Organ Works: Anonymous: Rumänische Doina; Rumänische Suite; J.S. Bach: Sonate no 2, for flute & basso continuo, BWV 1031; John Barbirolli: Concerto for oboe & orchestra in A major based on movements from concerti by Arcangelo Corelli; Béla Bartók: From Gyergó, for recorder & piano, Sz. 35; César Franck: Prélude, fugue, et variations, Op. 18; Ulrich Herkenhoff (1966 - ); Ennio Morricone (1928 - ); W.A. Mozart; Telemann. Artists: Ulrich Herkenhoff (Pan Flute); Matthias Keller (Organ). (1 CD) (K&K) KK 88 $17.99 $15.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Linn Records Philippe Rogier: Polychoral Works Works: Giovanni Palestrina (1525 - 1594): Domine in virtute, motet for 8 voices; Philippe Rogier (circa 1561 - 1596): Domine Dominus noster, motet; Missa Domine Dominus noster, for 12 voices; Missa Domine in virtute tua; Verbum caro factum est, motet for 12 voices & organ; Videntes stellam, motet. Artists: Philip Cave/His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts. (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Linn Records) LINN 348 $23.49 $19.49 On Sale

❦James MacMillan: Who Are These Angels? Works: James MacMillan (1959 - ): Advent Antiphon, for chorus; And lo, the Angel of the Lord, for chorus; Benedicimus Deum caeli, for chorus; Benedictus Deus, for chorus; Bring us, O Lord, for chorus; Canticle of Zachariah, for chorus. Artists: Alan Tavener/Canty. John Kitchen (Organ); William Taylor (Harp). (1 CD) (Linn Records) LINN 383 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale “undeniably beautiful” -The Financial Times

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❦Piano Works by The Mighty Handful Works: Mily Balakirev (1837 1910): Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 “Islamey”; Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887): Petite Suite for piano; Scherzo for piano in A flat major; César Cui (1835 - 1918): Nocturne for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 22/3; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Rimsky-Korsakov: Four Pieces, Op. 11. Artists: Philip Edward Fisher (Pno). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10676 $20.99 $18.99 “[Pictures and Islamey] give him a chance to show off his virtuosity and assured technique...Still, the real interest here resides in the more modest works that come in between...This music may be light, but it still stands up to repeated listening.” BBC Music Magazine****

❦Volkslieder, Vol. 1 Works: German Folksongs by Johannes Brahms; Johann Friedrich Glück (1789 - 1860); Heinrich Isaac (circa 1450 - 1517); Mendelssohn; Wenzel Müller; W.A. Mozart; Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752 1814); Schubert; Friedrich Silcher (1789 - 1860); French Traditional; German Traditional; Jewish Traditional; Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio (1803 - 1869); Karl Zöllner (1800 - 1860). Artists: Frieder Bernius/Les Escapades Ensemble. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Bar); Peter Schreier (Tnr); Daniel Barenboim (Pno); Helmut Deutsch (Pno); Klaus Mertens (Bass). (1 CD) (Carus) CRS 83003 $20.99 $18.99 “The singing of Julian Prégardien in Schubert’s Das Wandern has dramatic touches...I enjoyed the focused countertenor of Franz Vitzhum, elegant in ‘Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen’...Lydia Teuscher’s silvery vocal hue is very pleasing in a sixteenthcentury Dutch melody...The sound of every item is the acme of clarity.” -International Record Review

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❦Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Elgar: Enigma Variations / Sir Adrian Boult Works: Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Enigma Variations; Spoken Word: John Douglas Todd interviews Sir Adrian Boult. Artists: Adrian Boult/BBC SO. George, Sir Thalben-Ball (Organ). (1 CD) (ICA Classics) ICA 5019 $18.99 $16.99 “This Brahms 1 is superbly paced: hard-driven yet flexible, virile yet richly expressive. The opening’s 6/8 - relentless, tragic - has, rightly, the same pulse as the ensuing allegro (where Boult, unusually, observes the repeat). In Elgar, Boult could sometimes misjudge tempo, but not here. From the theme onwards (exquisitely judged), his touch is sure and masterly.” -The Sunday Times

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New Releases Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin / Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin Works: J.S. Bach: Sonatas for solo violin nos 1-3; Partita for solo violin nos 1 - 3. Artists: Pavlo Beznosiuk (Vln). (2 SA Hybrid CD) (Linn Records) 2LINN 366 $37.49 $29.49 On Sale ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Lipkind Productions Miniatures & Folklore: 23 Challenges for Cello & Piano / Gavriel Lipkind, cello Works: Isaac Albéniz: España, Op. 165; Ernest Bloch: From Jewish Life, Op. 1; Brahms: Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, WoO 1/1; Gaspar Cassadó; Grigoras Dinicu: Hora staccato; Jean-Louis Duport: Etude for cello no 7; Fauré; D. Gabrielli; Alexander Glazunov; Wieniawski; Jacques Ibert; Fritz Kreisler; Mendelssohn; Moritz Moszkowski; Paul Ben-Haim; Alfredo Piatti; David Popper; Pokofiev; Scriabin; Joachim Stutschewsky; Tchaikovsky; Alexander Tcherepnin; Sulkhan Tsintsadze. Artists: Gavriel Lipkind (Clo); Alexandra Lubchansky (Pno). (1 CD) (Lipkind Productions) LPKD 001-C01-NE $21.99 $19.99 Folkloristic flavors and origins together with the picturesque-ness and compactness of the Miniature serve as a perfect framework for an exciting investigation of the very limits of cello playing. Each of the 23 pieces introduces an element that goes beyond the common notion of what is possible to do with the cello. The daring proactive style of playing could be seen as a revival of the late-19th-century romantic virtuoso tradition of string playing.

Cello Heroics I: Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto / Gavriel Lipkind, cello Works: R. Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129. Artists: Misha Katz/Sinfonia Varsovia. Gavriel Lipkind (Clo). (1 CD) (Lipkind Productions) LPKD 005-H01-NE $16.99 $14.99

Cello Heroics II: Shostakovich Cello Concerto / Gavriel Lipkind, cello Works: Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107. Artists: Wojciech Rodek/Sinfonia Varsovia. Gavriel Lipkind (Clo). (1 CD) (Lipkind Productions) LPKD 008-H02-NE $16.99 $14.99

Cello Heroics IV: Ernst V. Dohnányi: Cello Concerto / Gavriel Lipkind, cello Works: Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 - 1960): Konzertstück, for cello & orchestra in D major, Op. 12. Artists: Ivan Meylemans/Het Gelder Orch. Gavriel Lipkind (Clo). (1 CD) (Lipkind Productions) LPKD 014-H04-NE $16.99 $14.99

Saint-Saens: Music for Piano; for Cello and Piano Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Album for Piano, Op. 72; Allegro appassionato for Cello and Piano, Op. 43; Allegro appassionato for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 70; Mazurka no 1 for piano, Op. 21; Six Études,Op. 52; Sonata for cello & piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 32. Artists: Christine Croshaw (Pno); Christina Shillito (Clo). (1 CD) (Meridian) MER 84433 $18.99 $16.99

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MD&G El Canto Quiere Ser Luz: Cuban Choral Music Works: Leo Brouwer (1939 - ): Son Mercedes; Wilma Alba Cal: Canciones (5), for chorus; César Alejandro Carrillo (1957 - ): Missa Sine Nomine; Rene Clausen (1953 - ): Prayer, for chorus; Frank Fernández: Las casas, for chorus; Vértigo de lluvia, for chorus; Oscar Hernandez (1891 - 1967); Miguel Matamoros (1894 1971); Francisco Repilado (1907 - ); Silvio Rodríguez (1946 - ); Electo Silva; Roberto Valera. Artists: Digna Guerra/National Choir of Cuba. (1 CD) (MD&G) MDG 6021704 $20.99 $18.99 The CD offers an extremely colorful depiction of the classical Cuban choral song.

Complete Music for Fife & Drum Works: John Stafford Smith (1750 - 1836): The Starspangled Banner; Walter Sweet: Chicken Reel / Pig Town Fling, medley for fife & drum ensemble; City Guards / Father O’Flynn / The Eighth Volunteers / Fifty Cents, medley for fife & drum ensemble; Cloverdale Jig / The Moon and Seven Stars / The Pet of the Pipers, medley for fife & drum ensemble; Granny, Will Your Dog Bite? / Drums and Guns, medley for fife & drum ensemble; Harum Scarum / Seven-and-Flam Streetbeat / Nine-Stroke Rolloff / The Sailor’s Hornpipe. Artists: Jim Clark (Fife); Cap Corduan (Fife); Walter Sweet (Fife). (1 CD) (Mel Bay Publications Inc.) MEBY 95483 $16.99 $14.99

Chamber Music By John Veale & Robert Crawford Works: Robert Crawford (1925 - ): Elegiac Quintet, for recorder & string quartet; Quintet for clarinet & string quartet; Two-part Inventions (3), for recorder & viola; John Veale (1922 - 2006): Impromptu for recorder; String Quartet; Triptych, for recorder & string quartet. Artists: Adderbury Ensemble. John Turner (Recorder); Jane Fenton (Clo); Linda Merrick (Clnt); Christopher Windass (Vln); Simon Lewis (Vln). (1 CD) (Metier) MTI 28520 $18.99 $16.99

Inward: Contemporary Flute Music / Richard Craig Works: Malin Bång: Alpha waves, for alto flute; Richard Barrett (1959 - ): Inward, for flute & percussion; John Croft: ...ne l’aura che trema, for alto flute & electronics; Brian Ferneyhough (1943 - ): Unity Capsule, for flute solo; Evan Johnson: L’art de toucher le clavicin 2, for piccolo & violin; Donimik Karski: Streamforms, for bass flute; Salvatore Sciarrino (1947 - ). Artists: Richard Craig (Flt); Karin Hellqvist (Vln); Pontus Langendorf (Perc). (1 CD) (Metier) MTI 28517 $18.99 $16.99

White Dawn: Songs and Soundscapes by David Lumsdaine Works: David Lumsdaine (1931 - ): A Little Cantata (Tracey Chadwell in Memoriam), for ensemble; A Norfolk Songbook, for voice & recorder; A tree telling of Orpheus, for voice & ensemble; Blue Upon Blue, for cello; Cambewarra, for piano; Metamorphosis at Mullet Creek, for recorder. Artists: Gemini Ensemble. John Turner (Recorder); Peter Lawson (Pno); onathan Price (Clo); Lesley-Jane Rogers (Recorder). (2 CD) (Metier) 2MTI 28519 $39.99 $35.99 The songs and soundscapes of Australian composer David Lumsdaine are presented on this 2-CD set.

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Recommended Russian Rarities Works: Vladimir Mikkaylovich Deshevov (1889 1955): Rel’sy, for piano; Arthur Vincent Lourié (1892 1966): Forms in the Air, for piano; Synthesis, for piano; Alexander Mosolov (1900 - 1973): 3 Pieces & 2 Dances, Op. 23a; Sonata for piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 3; Nicolas Obukhov (1892 - 1954): Pieces (2), for piano; Leonid Polovinkin (1894 - 1949); Vladimir Rebikov (1866 - 1920); Nikolai Roslavets (1881 1944); Anton Rubinstein (1829 - 1894); Vladimir Shcherbachov (1887 - 1952). Artists: Larry Sitsky (Pno). (2 CD) (Move) 2MOV 3328 $22.49 $20.49 Although the musical distance among the works on this set is vast, the chronological time is fairly short. Were it not for the eventual Stalinist suppression, the group of composers represented here could well have led their European counterparts in their sheer audacity and exuberance.

Christmas with the Pro Arte Singers Works: The Shepherds Had an Angel; Sleep, Holy Babe; Once in Royal David’s City; Here is the little door; There Is No Rose. Works by:Gustaf Nordquist; Edmund Rubbra; Christmas Traditional; Pierre Villette; William Garrett James; Jan Dismas Zelenka. Artists: Arthur Sjögren/Pro Arte Singers. Joan Krause; Olav Van Hezewijk. (1 CD) (MSR Classics) MSR 1050 $13.99 $11.99 This recording of Christmas music is for the benefit of Save The Children.

Telemann: Concertos for Two Flutes Works: Telemann: 3 Concertos for 2 flutes, “bass” (bassoon?), strings & continuo TWV 53; 3 Concertos for 2 flutes, calchedon (mandora or bassoon), strings & continuo, TWV 53. Artists: Hanoverian Ensemble. (1 CD) (MSR Classics) MSR 1113 $13.99 $11.99

Sing We Now of Christmas / Taylor Festival Choir, Eric Whitacre Works: Mrs. Hooligan’s Christmas Cake, music-hall song; The Little Drummer Boy (Carol of the Drum), carol; Michael McGlynn (1964 - ): Celtic Mass; Patapan; David Mooney: Lord of the Dancing Day, for chorus, violin & harp; Václav Nelhybel (1919 - 1996): Estampie Natalis; Caspar Othmayr (1515 - 1553); Geoffrey Shaw (1879 - 1943); John Tavener (1944 - ); Christmas Traditional; Eric Whitacre (1970 - ). Artists: Robert Taylor/Taylor Festival Choir. Danny Mallon (Bells); Natalia Khoma (Clo); Mary Taylor (Vln); Kim Robertson (Celtic Harp); Richard Jobe (Pno). (1 CD) (MSR Classics) MSR 1292 $13.99 $11.99

Bassoon & Friends - Winning Works of the 2010 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition Works: Jonathan Bartz: Concertino for bassoon, piano & 3 strings; Stefan Cwik: Miniatures (8) for chamber ensemble (Hommage to Igor Stravinsky); Arthur Gottschalk: American Nights, for bassoon, violin & piano; Lewis Nielson (1950 - ): What About You? for bassoon, violin & cello. Artists: Paula Brusky (Bssn); Wen-Lei Gu (Vln); Kay Kim (Pno); Christopher Otto (Vln); Emily Dufour (Clo). (1 CD) (MSR Classics) MSR 1367 $13.99 $11.99 This recording features Paula Brusky performing the winning compositions from the 2010 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition.

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❦Verdi: La Traviata / Pappano, Fleming, Hampson Artists: Anthony Pappano/Orch. of the ROH; Royal Opera Chorus. Renée Fleming (Sop); Thomas Hampson (Bar); Joseph Calleja (Tnr); Eddie Wade (Bar); Richard Wiegold (Bass). (BBC Opus Arte) (1 DVD-Video) BOA 1040D $27.99 $24.99 (1 Blu-Ray Video) BOA 7076D $32.99 $29.99 “Renée Fleming is in complete command as Verdi’s courtesan, facing down the awesome difficulties of her big first act solo scene with assurance and maintaining a strong tone inflected with appropriate colours... Music director Antonio Pappano takes charge of this revival, searching out the meaning of Verdi’s score in a supple, sentient reading that sweeps you along.” -The Guardian

❦Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet / Helmchen Works: Shostakovich: Concertos for Piano nos 1 & 2; Quintet for piano & strings, Op. 57. Artists: Vladimir Jurowski. Martin Helmchen (Pno). (1 CD) (London Philharmonic Orchestra) LPO 0053 $18.99 $16.99 “Helmchen shows himself adept in all aspects of No. 1’s quirky humour and satirical modernism, No. 2’s playful high spirits and - in the famous Andante - a nostalgic romanticism Rachmaninov might have been proud of... What makes this disc more special is a truly superb account of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet... this is one of the most impressive performances of the work that I’ve heard in recent years.” -BBC Music Magazine

❦Brahms: The Complete Symphonies / Giulini Works: Brahms: Symphony nos 1 4; Tragic Overture, Op. 81; Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a “St. Anthony”. Artists: Carlo Maria Giulini/Vienna PO. (4 CD) (Newton Classics) 4NEWC 8802063 $31.49 $28.49 “The amazing performances of the Vienna Philharmonic, especially in their own hall of the Musikverein, brings to this beautiful music an additional richness without the additional weightiness that some conductors can sometimes bring to Brahms. Giulini’s tempi are steady and animated, and one can see the sun, shade, life, and beauty of the Austrian countryside in this great music.” -MyClassicalNotes.com

❦Puccini: Tosca / Covent Garden Works: Puccini: Tosca. Artists: France MolinariPradelli/Covent Garden Opera Orch. Ferruccio Tagliavini (Tnr); Michael Langdon (Bass); Howell Glynne (Bass). (2 CD) (ICA Classics) 2ICA 5022 $27.99 $24.99 “With an imposing presence, a fine voice, and a sure judgement of dramatic gesture she made Tosca credible and sympathetic in phrases that were moulded to exploit every intonation of her voice” -The Times

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Musical Concepts Janácek: Piano Music / Radoslav Kvapil, piano Works: Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928): In the mists, pieces (4) for piano; On the overgrown path; Sonata for Piano “From the Street, 1 October, 1905”. Artists: Radoslav Kvapil (Pno). (1 CD) (Musical Concepts) MSLC 1127 $9.49 $8.49

Sacher, Schweiz, Nachhall / Jun Mo Yang, Baritone Works: Cristobal Halffter (1930 - ): Tiento del premer tono y Batalla Imperia, for orchestra; Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Symphony no 4 “Deliciae Basiliensis”, H. 191; Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957): Nachhall, song cycle (12) for voice & orchestra, Op. 70. Artists: Roman Brogli-Sacher/PO of Lübeck. Jun Mo Yang (Bar). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Musicaphon) MSP 56931 $17.99 $15.99

The Muisic of Daniel Schnyder Works: Daniel Schnyder (1961 - ): Around the World; Concerto for Cello; Concerto for chamber orchestra; Four Winds (Auftragswerk des Internationalen Rostal Violin-Wettbewerbs), for violin; Orlando Furioso, for soprano saxophone & bass trombone; String Trio. Artists: Bruno Weinmeister. Daniel Schnyder (Trb); David Taylor (Trb); Joel Marosi (Clo); Janka Mekis (Vla); Hinrich Alpers (Pno). (1 CD) (Musiques Suisses) MSS 128 $18.99 $16.99

Grammont Selection 4 Works by: Oscar Bianchi; Caroline Charriere; Xavier Dayer (1972 - ); Franz Furrer-Munch (1924 - 2010); Fritz Hauser; Urban Mäder; Cécile Marti; Roland Moser (1943 - ); Michael Pelzel; Nadir Vassena (1970 - ). Artists: Michael Wendeberg; Peter Siegwart/ Collegium Novum Zürich; Helix Ensemble; Elisabeth Zawadke (Organ); Bettina Boller (Vln); Susanne Zapf (Vln). 2MSS 130 $39.99 $35.99 Grammont Selection 4 showcases the remarkable Swiss music from 2010. The recording first took place at the Federal Festival, which was organized with the Swiss musicians at the 2010 Lucerne Festival day. The music covers a number of genres & instrumentations, including orchestral, chamber music, solo, theatre music, vocal set, organ, sound installation, and improvisation.

Médée Furieuse / Stephanie D’Oustrac, Mzz Sop. Works: Michel de La Barre (1675 - circa 1744): Suite in E minor (Book 3); Nicolas Bernier (1665 - 1734): Médée, cantata; Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676 1749): Médée, cantata for voice & ensemble; Jacques Duphly (1715 - 1789): La Forqueray, Rondeau; Médée, vivement & fort; Domenico Gabrielli (1651 1690): Balletti opus 1, instrumental pieces (excerpts); Giovanni Antonio Gianettini (1648 - 1721); JeanBaptiste Lully (1632 - 1687); Pierre Gautier de Marseille (1642 - 1696). Artists: Ensemble Amarillis. Violaine Cochard (Hpsi); Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Sop). (1 CD) (Naïve) NAI 8934 $15.99 $13.99 Following the success of the first 40 recordings in the ‘Baroque voice’ series, a further ten volumes have been added under the same, easyily identifiable presentation offering music from Monteverdi to Handel, through Bach, Vivaldi and Scarlatti.

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Monteverdi: The Sixth Book of Madrigals / Concerto Italiano Works: Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643): A Dio, Florida bella, madrigal for 5 voices, SV 110; Batto, qui pianse Ergasto, madrigal for 5 voices, SV 115; Il sesto libro de madrigali; Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata, madrigal in 6 sections for 5 voices and instruments; Misero Alceo, madrigal for 5 voices, SV 114. Artists: Rinaldo Alessandrini/ Concerto Italiano. Rinaldo Alessandrini (Hpsi). (1 CD) (Naïve) NAI 30522 $15.99 $13.99 The the Naïve ‘Baroque voice’ series.

Beethoven: The Birth of a Master Works: Beethoven: Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65; Leonore Overture; No, non turbarti! . . . Ma tu tremi, o mio tesoro, scena and aria for soprano & orchestra, WoO 92a; Romance for violin & orchestra no 2; Symphony no 1, Op. 21; The creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43. Artists: Jérémie Rhorer/Le Cercle de L’Harmonie. Alexandra Coku (Sop); Julien Chauvin (Vln). (1 CD) (Naïve) NAI AM204 $18.99 $16.99

Alessandro Scarlatti: Magnificat; Dixit Dominus / Alessandrini Works: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725): Arsi un tempo e l’ardore; Dixit Dominus (No. 1) (Psalm 109), for chorus & organ; Magnificat for soloists, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo in D major; Mori, mi dici; O morte; O selce, o tigre, o ninfa. Artists: Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano. (1 CD) (Naïve) NAI 30525 $15.99 $13.99 The the Naïve ‘Baroque voice’ series.

A Spiritual Concert in Rome, ca. 1650 / Carissimi, Colista, Frescobaldi Works: Lelio Colista (1629 - 1680): Sinfonia in B flat major for 2 violins, theorbo & continuo; Sinfonia in D minor for 2 violins, viola & continuo; Giacomo Carissimi (1605 - 1674): Felicitas beatorum, motet for 3 sopranos & continuo; Jephte, oratorio for 6 voices & continuo; Lamentatio damnatorum, motet for alto, tenor, bass & continuo; Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 1643): Diversarum modulationum 2 voices & continuo. Artists: Martin Gester/Le Parlement de Musique. Stephan Van Dyck; Elisa Franzetti (Sop); Luca Dordolo (Tnr); Marion Fourquier (Harp); Stephan Imboden (Harp). (1 CD) (Naïve) NAI 30526 $15.99 $13.99 The the Naïve ‘Baroque voice’ series.

Streams of Pleasure: Solos & Duets by G.F. Handel Works: George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1759): Alexander balus, HWV 65; Alexander Labus, HWV 65; Belshazzar, HWV 61; Hercules, HWV 60; Joseph and his brethren, HWV 59; Joshua, HWV 64. Artists: Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco. Karina Gauvin (Sop); Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Contralto) (1 CD) (Naïve) NAI 5261 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Neos Production Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Requiem / Elena Kelessid Works: Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919 - 1996): Requiem, for voice, boy’s choir, chorus & orchestra, Op. 96. Artists: Vladimir Fedoseyev/Prague Philharmonic Choir. Elena Kelessidi (Sop). (1 SA CD) (Neos Production) NEOS 11127 $22.49 $20.49

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Recommended Chris Brown: Iconicities: 3 Pieces for Percussion & Live Electronics Works: Chris Brown: Gangsa, for percussion ensemble & electronics; Iceberg, for percussion & electronics; Stupa, for vibraphone, piano & electronics. Artists: William Winant Percussion Group. William Winant (Vibraphone); Chris Brown (Pno); Chris Brown (Electronics). (1 CD) (New World) NWR 80723 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Newton Classics ❦Delibes: Coppelia; Sylvia / Dorati, Fistoulari Works: Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891): Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d’émail, ballet; Sylvia. Artists: Anatole Fistoulari/London SO; Antal Dorati/Minneapolis SO. (3 CD) (Newton Classics) 3NEWC 8802080 $23.49 $19.49 On Sale “Doráti’s Coppélia [is] a revelation. Never before has a top conductor taken such care over music of this calibre or made it sparkle so freshly. Doráti’s tempi are sometimes faster than those favoured by ballet companies, but ... he does make Delibes sound a much better composer than usual. There is an excitement about these discs, an air of occasion, that makes them something rather special.” -Gramophone

❦The Complete RIAS Recordings / Celibidache Works by: Ferruccio Busoni; Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842); Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990); Harald Genzmer (1909 - 2007); Gershwin; Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963); Ravel; Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling (1904 - 1985); Heinz Tiessen (1887 - 1971). Artists: Sergiu Celibidache/Berlin Philharmonic. Siegfried Borries (Vln); Gustav Scheck (Flt); Gerhard Puchelt (Pno). (3 CD) (Audite) 3ADT 21406 $32.99 $29.99 “Romanian Sergiu Celibidache (1912-96), famous for his slow speeds and high salary with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, came out of nowhere to take charge of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1946 while Wilhelm Furtwängler was being de-Nazified... Celibidache’s penetrating vision is brought to other rare repertoire as well, by Schwarz-Schilling, Genzmer and Busoni, plus Hindemith’s Piano Concerto, a finely manicured Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (both with Gerhard Puchelt), and a full-blooded Copland Appalachian Spring.” -The Irish Times

❦Remembering JFK - 50th Anniversay Concert

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943): Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27. Artists: Valery Gergiev/Kirov Orch.. (1 CD) (Newton Classics) NEWC 8802082 $15.99 $11.99 On Sale “As in his opera recordings, Gergiev gives a strong and well-paced reading. Although he takes what one might think of as a more traditional approach, he brings an appropriate warmth and also possesses considerable command of the architecture.” -Penguin Guide

Works: Bernstein: Fanfare for the inauguration of J. F. Kennedy, for brass ensemble; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Gershwin: Concerto for Piano in F major; Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra; Peter Lieberson: Remembering JFK, for narrator & orchestra; John La Montaine (1920 - ): From Sea to Shining Sea, overture for orchestra; John Stafford Smith (1750 1836); Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984). Artists: Howard Mitchell/National SO; Christoph Eschenbach. Earl Wild (Pno); Tzimon Barto (Pno). (2 CD) (Ondine) 2OND 1190 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale “The musical highlight is Rhapsody in Blue, to which pianist Earl Wild and the National Symphony under Howard Mitchell bring a rhythmic flexibility that’s dizzyingly idiosyncratic but unmistakably effective, memorable, and fun. Wild’s playing, at once brawny and subtly nuanced, makes the work sound brand new and is by itself worth the price of the disc.” -All Music Guide

❦Bach, Vivaldi: Violin Concertos / Midori

❦ Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert: Cello sonatas

Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo no 2, BWV 1042; Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in C minor, RV 199 “Il sospetto”; Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A minor (“L’estro armonico” no 8), Op. Artists: Pinchas Zukerman/St. Paul CO. Pinchas Zukerman (Vln); Midori (Vln). (1 CD) (Newton Classics) NEWC 8802078 $15.99 $11.99 On Sale “For a 14-year-old [Midori’s playing] is stupefyingly good; indeed, in the two double violin concertos she plays with Zukerman on pretty equal terms. This is an accomplishment restricted, you might say, to only a very few 14year-olds, girls and boys, Japanese, European, or anything else.” -Gramophone

Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3, Op. 69; Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2, Op. 99; Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione, D 821. Artists: Llyr Williams (Pno); Thomas Carroll (Clo). (1 CD) (Orchid Classics) ORPO 100016 $18.99 $16.99 “Both are intensely musical accounts, with no details overlooked and no challenges ducked, and there is never any sense of either partner hogging the limelight. Yet Williams appears the dominant partner, taking the lead with forceful confidence in the scherzos of both works...while always allowing Carroll’s warm, rich tone to have its say as well. In Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata the roles are reversed” -The Guardian****

❦Brahms: The 4 Symphonies / Antal Dorati Works: Brahms: Symphonies nos 1 - 4. Artists: Antal Dorati/London SO; Minneapolis SO. (2 CD) (Newton Classics) 2NEWC 8802079 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale “This is about the most extrovert performance of Brahms’s First that I have ever heard. Even I, a devotee of Klemperer and Walter, find the blood stirred by Dorati’s crisp, clean-cut attack and guiltily enjoy some of the outrageously fast speeds.” -Gramophone

❦Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 / Gergiev

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Brahms Piano Works / Misha Dichter, piano

Patrick Zimmerli: Modern Music for 2 Pianos

Works: Brahms: Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116; Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24; Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39. Artists: Misha Dichter (Pno). (1 CD) (Nimbus Records) NIM 2578 $12.49 $10.99

Works: Ornette Coleman (1930 - ): Lonely Woman; Patrick Zimmerli: Celtic Folk Melody, for 2 pianos; Crazy Quilt, for 2 pianos; Generatrix, for 2 pianos; Modern Music, for 2 pianos; Philip Glass (1937 - ): Quartet for Strings no 5; Kevin Hays (1968 - ); Brad Mehldau (1970 - ); Steve Reich (1936 - ). Artists: Brad Mehldau (Pno); Kevin Hays (Pno). (1 CD) (Nonesuch) NON 528371 $18.99 $16.99

Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo / David Juritz, violin Works: J.S. Bach: Partitas for solo violin nos 1 - 3; Sonatas for solo violin nos 1 - 3. Artists: David Juritz (Vln). (2 CD) (Nimbus Records) 2NIM 6142 $35.99 $31.99

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Overtures Works: Beethoven: The Consecration of the House, Op. 124; Fidelio, Op. 72; King Stephen, Op. 117; Symphony no 3 in E flat major “Eroica”; The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43. Artists: Yondani Butt/London SO. (1 CD) (Nimbus Records) NIM 6144 $17.99 $15.99

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Yondani Butt Works: Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major (“Pastoral”), Op. 68; Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92. Artists: Yondani Butt/London SO. (1 CD) (Nimbus Records) NIM 6145 $17.99 $15.99

Reflections: works for flute, horn & piano Works: Paul Bateman: Phantasia, medley (after Andrew Lloyd Webber); Chick Corea (1941 - ): Spain; Geoffrey Eales (circa 1950 - ): Brigg Fair / Scarborough Fair / Greensleeves medley; ELF Dance; Farewell Patagonia; Song for My Mother; Mark Findon; Benny Harris (1919 - 1975); Ian Hughes; Michael Nyman (1944 - ); George Shearing (1919 - 2011); English Traditional; Joe Zawinul (1932 - 2007). Artists: LF Trio: Geoff Eales (Pno); Dave Lee (Hrn); Andy Findon (Flt). (1 CD) (Nimbus Records) NIM 6150 $17.99 $15.99 Truly a meeting of musical minds! Everything goes into the mix - classical, folk, jazz, rock, Latin, musicals, and more.

W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 ‘Pasticci’ / Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano Works: W.A. Mozart: Concertos, K107/1-3 (after J.C. Bach’s keyboard sonata, Op 5/2-4); Concertos for Piano nos 1 - 4. Artists: Thomas Crawford/American Classical Orchestra. Malcolm Bilson (FtePno). (2 CD) (Nimbus Records) 2NIM 2579 $35.99 $31.99

Kenneth Leighton: Complete Chamber Works for Cello / Raphel Wallrisch, cello Works: Kenneth Leighton (1929 - 1988): Alleluia Pascha Nostrum for cello & piano; Elegy for cello & piano, Op. 5; Partita for cello & piano, Op. 35; Sonata for cello, Op. 52. Artists: Raphael Wallfisch (Clo); Raphael Terroni (Pno). (1 CD) (Nimbus Records) NIM BMS439 $17.99 $15.99 Kenneth Leighton wrote his first work for solo cello as a 20-year-old student at The Queen’s College. This particular collection focuses on the substantial contribution of solo works (including those with piano) that Leighton made to the cello repertoire.

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Beethoven Piano Sonatas / Sergei Edelmann, piano Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 14 “Moonlight”; Sonata for Piano no 23 “Appassionata”; Sonata for Piano no 4 “Grand Sonata”. Artists: Sergei Edelmann (Pno). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Octavia Records) OAVI TRI5200 $25.99 $23.99 Playable in all CD players. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

Sergei Edelmann plays Liszt & Schubert Works: Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S. 178 (LW A179); Schubert: Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/ Op. 15 “Wanderer”. Artists: Sergei Edelmann (Pno). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Octavia Records) OAVI TRI38 $25.99 $23.99 Playable in all CD players. For optimal sound, use compatible surround sound system.

❦Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9 / Michael Korstick Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 24 “A Thérèse”; Sonata for Piano no 25 “Cuckoo”; Sonata for Piano no 26 “Les Adieux”; Sonata for Piano no 27; Sonata for Piano no 28. Artists: Michael Korstick (Pno). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Oehms) OEH 662 $21.99 $19.99

Bach ‘n’ Blues: Poulenc, Ravel, Bach / Iskandar Widjaja, violin; Anastassiya Dranchuk, piano Interpretations of: J.S. Bach: Partita no 2; Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 - 1704): Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119; Ravel: Sonata for violin & piano no 2. Artists: Iskandar Widjaja (Vln); Anastassiya Dranchuk (Pno). (1 CD) (Oehms) OEH 822 $18.99 $16.99 Violinist Iskandar Widjaja with pianist Anatassiya Dranchuk breathe new life into old classics by emphasizing pop themes to make Poulenc, Ravel, Biber and Bach cool again.

Giovanni Platti: 6 Sonatas for Cello & Continuo Works: Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697 - 1763): Sonatas for solo cello & continuo Nos 1 - 6. Artists: Sebastian Hess (Baroque Cello); Axel Wolf (Lute & Theorbo). (1 CD) (Oehms) OEH 794 $18.99 $16.99

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 / Ivor Bolton Works: Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106. Artists: Ivor Bolton/Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. (1 CD) (Oehms) OEH 404 $18.99 $16.99 Dedicated to his landlord, this work in four movements by Bruckner, is often regarded as the ugly duckingling among Bruckner’s symphonic works. Recorded here is his symphony as performed by the Monzarteumorchester Salzburg, one of is Austria’s leading symphony orchestras.

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Ondine The Music of Kaija Saariaho Works: Kaija Saariaho (1952 - ): Concerto for Clarinet; Laterna Magica, for orchestra; Leino Songs, for voice & orchestra. Artists: Sakari Oramo/Finnish RSO. Kari Kriikku (Clnt); Anu Komsi (Sop). (1 CD) (Ondine) OND 1173 $18.99 $16.99 “[Clarinetist Kari Kriikku is] a physically flamboyant player of Olympian virtuosity” - The New York Times

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker / Mikhail Pletnev Russian Nat’l Orch. Works: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a. Artists: Mikhail Pletnev/Russian Nat’l Orch.. (2 CD) (Ondine) 2OND 1180 $23.49 $21.49

An Italian Rant!: 18th-Century Italian Masters in Britain / Vivaldi, Corelli, Cervetto, Geminiani Works: Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo no 2 in D minor, Op. 9/2; Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto: Sonata in G minor, Op. 1/3; Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5; Francesco Geminiani: Sonata for violin & continuo no 10, Op. 4/10; Trio Sonata; Domenico Paradies (1707 - 1791): Sonata for keyboard no 7; English Traditional; Vivaldi. Artists: Zak Ozmo/L’Avventura London. (1 CD) (Opella Nova) OELA 015 $20.99 $18.99

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Vocalise / Royal PO Works: Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27. Artists: Dmitry Yablonsky/ Royal PO. Dmitry Yablonsky (Clo); Farhad Badalbeyli (Pno). (1 CD) (Orchid Classics) ORPO 031 $18.99 $16.99

Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9 / Royal PO Works: Antonin Dvorák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92; Symphonies Nos. 6 - 9. Artists: Grzegorz Nowak/ Royal PO. (3 CD) (Orchid Classics) 3ORPO 020 $21.99 $19.99 Recorded in the superb acoustics of London’s Cadogan Hall for an unforgettable listening experience.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 2 Nos. 1, 2, 3 Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2/1; Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2/2; Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2/3. Artists: Marios Papadopoulos (Pno). (1 CD) (Oxford Philomusica) OXOR 1 $17.99 $15.99

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 6, 7 Op. 10 Works: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1; Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10/2; Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10/3. Artists: Marios Papadopoulos (Pno). (1 CD) (Oxford Philomusica) OXOR 2 $17.99 $15.99

Shuffle.Play.Listen / Christopher O’Riley Works: Arcade Fire (2003 - ): Empty Room; In the Backseat; Leos Janácek: Fairy tale; Bohuslav Martinu: Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano; John McLaughlin (1942 - ): A Lotus on Irish Streams; The Dance of Maya; Christopher O’Riley; A Perfect Circle; Astor Piazzolla; Radiohead (1989 - ); Stravinsky; Cocteau Twins (1979 - 1997). Artists: Matt Haimovitz (Clo); Christopher O’Riley (Pno). (2 CD) (Oxingale) 2OXGL 2019 $25.99 $23.99

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❦Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae / Sarah Connolly Works: Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, song cycle for mezzosoprano & piano, Op. 41; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; Phaedra, Op. 93; Sinfonietta, for chamber orchestra, Op. 1; Two Portraits, for strings. Artists: Edward Gardner/BBC SO. Sarah Connolly (Mzz Sop); Maxim Rysanov (Vla); Elizabeth Burley (Hpsi); Susan Monks (Clo). (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10671 $20.99 $18.99 “Sarah Connolly is tremendous is this new recording...her diction is impeccable and her sense of dramatic involvement is enormously impressive. She is also accompanied with exceptional sensitivity, attention to detail and theatrical flair by Edward Gardner and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra...This disc, part of a series that clearly deserves the most serious attention from Britten collectors, is very strongly recommended.” -International Record Review

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❦Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky Works: Emmanuel Chabrier: Bourrée fantasque; Prokofiev: Sonata for Piano no 7, Op. 83; Rachmaninov: Lachtäubchen “Polka de W.R.”; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Tambourins I and II, for harpsichord, violin & viol; Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Pétrouchka. Artists: Zdenek Macal/Cologne RSO. Shura Cherkassky (Pno). (1 CD) (ICA) ICA 5020 $18.99 $16.99 “The pianist’s irrepressible spirit shines through in Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata and the Stravinsky pieces.” -The Daily Telegraph

❦Martinu, Hindemith, Honegger: Cello Concertos Works: Hindemith: Concerto for Cello; Arthur Honegger: Concerto for Cello in C major; Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for Cello no 1. Artists: Christoph Poppen/German Radio PO. Johannes Moser (Clo). (1 CD) (Hanssler Classic) HAN 93276 $20.99 $18.99 “What a wonderful disc! You may possess individual recordings of these winning pieces, but as assembled here, they make an immensely cherishable collection.”-london24.com

❦Ginastera: Cello Concertos / Kosower Works: Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983): Cello Concertos nos 1 & 2. Artists: Lothar Zagrosek/ Bamberg Sym. Mark Kosower (Clo). (1 CD) (Naxos (USA) NXS 8572372 $10.99 $9.99 “These are both complex, thought provoking, intense works that may take some listeners more than one listening to appreciate... The performances here are amazing... the Bamberg Symphony under Maestro Zagrosek handles the colors and the intensity of these works admirably... I strongly recommend this disc to anyone familiar with Ginastera’s work or wishing to learn more.” -Audaud.com

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Katherine Hoover: Piano Works / Mirian Conti

Recital Favorites by Nissman, Vol. 6

Works: Katherine Hoover (1937 - ): Dream Dances, for piano; Line Drawings, for piano; Piano Preludes; Pieces for Piano, for piano; Thin Ice, for piano. Artists: Mirian Conti (Pno). (1 CD) (Parnassus) PRN 96050 $17.99 $15.99

Works: Chopin: Ballade for piano no 1, Op. 23; Mendelssohn: Etude for piano in F major, Op. 104b/2; Prokofiev: Prelude and Fugue in D minor (trans. from Buxtehude); Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op. 31; Rachmaninov: Prelude for piano no11, Op. 23/10; Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; R. Schumann; Scriabin. Artists: Barbara Nissman (Pno). (1 CD) (Pierian) PIE 43 $17.99 $15.99

Meyster ob allen Meystern Works: Anonymous: Anauois, for ensemble; Bonus tenor, for ensemble; Conlacrime, for ensemble; Des klaffers neyden, for ensemble; Des meyen zit die fört daher, for ensemble; Ellend dw hast, for ensemble. Artists: Tasto Solo. (1 CD) (Passacaille) PSSA 950 $18.99 $16.99 The unique mission of this quartet is to perform music written for the keyboards of the Middle Ages on exact replicas of the Medieval clavisimbalum, organetto, and Gothic organ.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Neapolitan Song Works: Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34; Neapolitan Song, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 63; Scheherazade. Artists: Carlo Ponti/Russian Nat’l Orch. Alexeij Bruni (Vln); Tatiana Porshneva (Vln). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (PentaTone Classics) PTE 5186378 $21.99 $19.99

D’Indy: Symphony on a French Moutain Air; SaintSaens: Sym. 2; Chausson: Soir de Fete Works: Vincent d’Indy (1851 - 1931): Symphony on a French Mountain Air for piano & orchestra, Op. 25; Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899): Soir de fête, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 32; Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 2. Artists: Marek Janowski/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Martin Helmchen (Pno). (1 SA Hybrid CD) (PentaTone Classics) PTE 5186357 $21.99 $19.99

In Flanders’ Field, No. 69: Encantar, La Declinaison de la Femme Works: Alexander Agricola (1446 - 1506): Ave maris stella, for 4 voices; O crux ave; Anonymous: Basse danse La Spagna, for guiterne, cornet muet, ténor de vièle, luth & percussion; Josquin Desprez (1455 1521): Dulces exuviae, motet for 4 parts; La Bernardina, song for 3 parts; Costanzo Festa (1490 1545); Johannes Ghiselin (1455 - 1510); Loyset Compere (1445 - 1518); Pierre de la Rue (1452 1518); Francesco Spinacino (1485 - fl. 1507); Adrian Willaert (1490 - 1562). Artists: Sofie Vanden Eynde (Lute); Hannelore Devaere (Harp); Floris De Rycker (Lute). (1 CD) (Phaedra) PHAE 92069 $18.99 $16.99

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Violin Concertos RV 375, RV 277, et al. / Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin Works: Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 “Primavera”; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 375; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in E major (“L’amoroso”), RV 271; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in E minor (“Il favorito”), Op. 11/2, RV 277. Artists: Nicholas McGegan/ Philharmonia Baroque Orch.. Elizabeth Blumenstock (Vln). (1 CD) (Philharmonia Baroque) PHBQ 03 $20.99 $18.99

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Steps To The Past: Works by Strauss, Gounod, Chabrier, Hyytinen / Tommi Hyytinen, French horn Works: Emmanuel Chabrier (1841 - 1894): Larghetto, for horn & orchestra; Louis-François Dauprat (1781 1868): Sonata in F major for Horn & Harp; Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936): Rêverie for horn & piano, Op. 24; Gounod: 6 original melodic pieces; Carl Reinecke (1824 - 1910): Nocturne for horn & piano, Op. 112; Rimsky-Korsakov: Duets (2), for 2 horns; Franz Strauss (1822 - 1905). Artists: Golden Horns. Tommi Hyytinen (Musical Instrument). (1 CD) (Pilfink Records) PIFK 86 $18.99 $16.99

String Quartet Masterworks of the First Viennese School / Zemlinsky Quartet Works: Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 6, Op. 18/6; F.J. Haydn: Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 76/3 “Emperor”; W.A. Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 19, K 465 “Dissonance”. Artists: Zemlinsky Quartet. (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Praga) PGA 250287 $23.49 $21.49

Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 16: Marches of imperial Vienna Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843 - 1922): AuerspergMarsch, Op. 111; Couragiert!, Op. 401; The Life for our Emperor, march; Der Herr Leutnant, march, Op. 527; The father of the regiment; The magic of the regalia, march, Op. 493. Artists: Hans Schadenbauer/Original Carl Michael Ziehrer Orch. (1 CD) (Preiser) PSR 91183 $18.99 $16.99

Great European Organs, Vol. 83 / Daniel Cooke Works: Walter Alcock (1861 - 1947): Fantasia; Norman Cocker (1889 - 1953): Interlude; Paean; Arnold Cooke (1906 - 2005): Organ Sonata no 1; David Halls: Meditation; William Harris (1883 - 1973): A Fancy; William Lloyd Webber (1914 - 1982); Arthur Milner (1894 - 1972); John Stainer (1840 - 1901). Artists: Daniel Cook (Organ). (1 CD) (Priory) PRY 1052 $18.99 $16.99 The Father Willis Organ in St. Bees Priory is renowned throughout the world as one of the finest romantic organs ever constructed.

Chopin: Complete Preludes; Nocturnes, et al. Works: Chopin: Ballade for piano no 4, Op. 52; Nocturne for piano no 13, Op. 48/1; Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28; Scherzo for piano no 2, Op. 31. Artists: Llyr Williams (Pno). (1 CD) (Quartz Records) QTZR 2040 $17.99 $15.99

JS Bach Keyboard works / Jacob Katsnelson, piano Works: J.S. Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992; Prelude and Fugue, BWV 544; Suite for keyboard, BWV 818a; Sinfonias for keyboard nos 1, 10 & 11. Artists: Jacob Katsnelson (Pno). (1 CD) (Quartz Records) QTZR 2084 $17.99 $15.99

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Music for Viola da Gamba / Weiland Kuijken

Works: Arvydas Malcys: Cleaved Silence, for orchestra; Concerto for clarinet & chamber orchestra; Concerto for viola & chamber orchestra (In perpetuam memoriam); Concerto no 1 for flute & chamber orchestra (Vox clamantis in deserto); Milky Way, for orchestra. Artists: Robertas Servenikas/Lithuania CO. Hartmut Rohde (Vla); Camilla Hoitenga (Flt); Roger Arve Vigulf (Clnt). (1 CD) (Quartz Records) QTZR 2085 $17.99 $15.99

Works: Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 - 1787): [Arpeggio] for solo viola da gamba, WKO 205; [Moderato] for solo viola da gamba, WKO 208; Adagio, for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871), WKO 209; Allegro for solo viola da gamba, WKO 207; Piece in D minor for bass viol, WKO 206; Diego Ortiz (1510 - circa 1570): Recercada no 1 (Trattado de glosas); Johannes Schenck (1660 - 1712); Christopher Simpson (1605 1669); Telemann; Tobias Hume (1569 - 1645). Artists: Wieland Kuijken (Bass Viola da gamba). (1 CD) (Regis Records) REGS 1346 $12.99 $10.99

Kurt Boáler: Songs and Chamber Music Works: Kurt Bossler: Der Blick, for voice, flute & string quartet; Kapriziöse Musik, for flute & piano; Lieder zur Ermutigung (3), for voice, flute & string quartet; Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn; Sonata, for piano, 4 hands; Sonate für Violine solo. Artists: Wind Quintet 5 Beaufort. Julie Kaufmann (Pno); Bernhard Kastner (Pno); Irmela Bossler (Flt); Omer Bouchez (Vln); Anthony Kondo (Clo). (1 CD) (Querstand) QRST 1119 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Raven Tidings / Choir Of Wellington Cathedral / Works for Chorus & Organ Works: Peter Aston (1938 - ): Tidings, tidings that be true; Andrew Baldwin (1986 - ): Lullay my liking; O magnum mysterium; Bob Chilcott (1955 - ): For him all stars have shone; Geoffrey Coker: Splendours of nature; The Salutation; Henry John Gauntlett (1805 1876); Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983); William James Kirkpatrick (1838 - 1921); Morten Lauridsen (1943 - ); Mendelssohn; John Tavener (1944 - ); Christmas Traditional; John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786); Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930); Eric Whitacre (1970 - ). Artists: Michael Fulcher/Choir Of Wellington Cathedral. David Hill (Descant); Richard Apperley (Organ); Lisette Wesseling (Sop); Thomas Gaynor (Organ); John Beaglehole (Organ). (1 CD) (Raven Records) RAV 924 $18.99 $16.99 Fabulous cathedral acoustics compliment the organ and brass on this album.

Organ Music of René Louis Becker Works: René L. Becker (1882 - 1956): Cantilena, Op. 42; Ite missa est, marche triomphale; Organ Sonata no 2, Op. 41; Organ Sonata no 3, Op. 43; Sortie solennelle, Op. 70; Supplication, Op. 81a. Artists: Damin Spritzer (Organ). (1 CD) (Raven Records) RAV 925 $18.99 $16.99

Cole Porter: Anything Goes Works: Cole Porter (1891 - 1964): Anything Goes, musical play. Artists: James Lowe; Sutton Foster; Joel Grey. (1 CD) (Razor & Tie) RAZO 844522 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Regis English Violin Sonatas / Susan Stanzeleit, violin; Gusztav Fenyo, piano Works: Granville Bantock (1868 - 1946): Sonata for violin, No 3 in C; Thomas Dunhill (1877 - 1946): Sonata for violin in F, Op 50; Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924): Sonata for violin, Op. 11. Artists: Susanne Stanzeleit (Vln); Gusztav Fenyo (Pno). (1 CD) (Regis Records) REGS 1376 $12.99 $10.99

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❦Baroque Masterpieces for Harpsichord / Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord Works: Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778): Sonata for harpsichord no 6; Maurice Greene (1696 - 1755): Overture for harpsichord in D major; Handel: Suite for keyboard, “The Harmonious Blacksmith”; Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts; La Pantomime, for harpsichord, violin & viol; La Timide, version for solo harpsichord; D. Scarlatti. Artists: Trevor Pinnock (Hpsi). (1 CD) (Regis Records) REGS 1332 $12.99 $10.99 “Pinnock chose a mellow instrument here, making his stylish, crisply rhythmic performances even more attractive. Excellent recording.” -Penguin Guide (On Rameau) “The playing is first rate and the recording outstanding in its presence and clarity. There are few better anthologies of Scarlatti in the catalogue.” -Penguin Guide (On Scarlatti)

Rachmaninov: Piano Music / John Lill, piano Works: Rachmaninov: Moment musical, Op. 16/2; Sonata for Piano no 2, Op. 36; Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42. Artists: John Lill (Pno). (1 CD) (Regis Records) REGS 1331 $12.99 $10.99

Christmas From Winchester / Winchester Cathedral Choir, Simon Bell, organ Works: Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Bob Chilcott (1955 - ): Shepherd’s Carol; Harold Darke (1888 1976): In the Bleak Midwinter; Garth Edmundson (1900 - 1971): Toccata Prelude for organ no 4 (“Von Himmel Hoch”); John Linton Gardner (1917 - ): Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day; Alfred Hollins (1865 - 1942): A Christmas Cradle Song for Organ; Morten Lauridsen (1943 - ); Christmas Traditional; Vaughan Williams; John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786). Artists: Andrew Lumsden/Winchester Cathedral Choir. Frances Kelly (Harp); William Kendall (Tnr); Simon Bell (Organ); Simon Gallear (Bass); James Picton-Turbervill (Voice). (1 CD) (Regent Records) REGN 350 $18.99 $16.99

Johannes Ciconia: Opera Omnia / La Morra, Diabolus Musica Works: Johannes Ciconia (circa 1335 - 1411): Albane, misse celitus/Albane, doctor maxime; Aler m’en veus, virelais; Caçando un giorno; Che Nel Servir Anticho for 3 voices; Chi vole amar, ballata; Con lagreme bagnandome nel viso, for 2 voices. Artists: Corina Marti/La Morra; Antoine Guerber/La Morra; ; Diabolus in Musica; Michal Gondko/Diabolus in Musica; ; La Morra. Philippe Roche (Tnr); Raphael Boulay (Bss Bar); Olivier Germond (Bss Bar); A‹ Lund-Lavoipierre (Organetto); Guillermo Pérez (Organetto) 2RCR 316 $31.49 $28.49

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Joby Talbot: Tide Harmonic

Royal PO Masterworks

Works: Joby Talbot (1971 - ): Tide Harmonic, for violin, viola, cello, harp, celeste, harmonium, piano & percussion. Artists: Jeremy Holland-Smith. Morgan Goff (Vla); Everton Nelson (Vln); Rob Farrer (Perc); Joby Talbot (Vln); Manon Morris (Harp). (1 CD) (Signum UK) SGK 260 $18.99 $16.99 “The former Divine Comedian’s latest project is an engrossing concept album about water, evoked in its various elemental states across a five-part suite bookended with a brief orchestral torrent supplanted by the resonant ringing of Tibetan temple bowls.” -The Independent

Chopin: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2 / Ronan O’Hora, piano Works: Chopin: Fantasie, Op. 49; Mazurka in A minor, Op. 59/1; Nocturne no 7, Op. 27/1; Nocturne no 8, Op. 27/2; Polonaise for piano no 1, Op. 26/1; Polonaise no 6 “Héroique”, Op. 53. Artists: Ronan O’Hora (Pno). (1 CD) (Royal Philharmonic Masterworks) RPM 28970 $7.99 $6.99

Beethoven: Quartets, Op. 18, Vol. 1 / Sacconi Quartet Works: Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 18/1; Quartet for Strings no 4, Op. 18/4; Quartet for Strings no 6, Op. 18/6. Artists: Sacconi Quartet. (1 CD) (Sacconi Records) SACC 103 $18.99 $16.99

Hadyn: The Private Pleasure of Prince Esterházy / the Finnish Baryton Trio Works: F.J. Haydn: Baryton Trio in A major, H. 11/66; Baryton Trio in A minor, H. 11/87; Baryton Trio in D major, H. 11/63; Baryton Trio in D major, H. 11/97; Baryton Trio in G major, H. 11/32. Artists: Finnish Baryton Trio. (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Siba Records) SIBA 1001 $20.99 $18.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Signum UK ❦London Chamber Orchestra plays Ravel, Fauré, Poulenc, Ibert Works: Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50; Jacques Ibert (1890 1962): Divertissement, for chamber orchestra; Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor; Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Pavane pour une infante défunte. Artists: Christopher Warren-Green/London CO. Pascal Rogé (Pno). (1 CD) (Signum UK) SGK 211 $18.99 $16.99 “The latest of the LCO Live series offers an engaging and varied programme of French Romanticism...The centrepiece of the programme is Poulenc’s “Piano Concerto”, the opening section of which alone seems to incorporate more disparate styles than most composers cover in a career.” -The Independent

Songs of Cricket / The London Vocal Quartet Works: Rory Bremmer: Stop It, Aggers!, song; Cantabile - The London Quartet: Cricket Tea Towel (The Ins and Outs of Cricket); Greg Champion: I Made a Hundred in the Backyard at Mum’s, song; Howard Dietz (1896 - 1983): That’s Not Cricket, song; Neil Hannon: Jiggery Pokery, song; Horace Harman: Radnage Cricket Song; Roy Harper (1941 - ); Matthew Holst; Frederick Kelly (1881 - 1916); Richard Stilgoe (1943 - ); Peter Warlock; Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948 - ); William Henry Havergal; The Yetties (1961 - ). Artists: London Vocal Quartet; Chris Hatt (Pno); Richard Stilgoe (Speaker). (1 CD) (Signum UK) SGK 217 $18.99 $16.99 “Brilliant moments - a droll psalm-chant recitation of the “rules” and an ingenious Pärt-style setting of a pleasingly circular explanation of the game (“Cricket Tea Towel”) show just what these singers can do.” -The Independent

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❦J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor / Yorkshire Bach Choir Artists: Peter Seymour/Yorkshire Bach Choir. Bethany Seymour; Sally Bruce-Payne; Jason Darnell (2 CD) (Signum UK) 2SGK 265 $39.99 $35.99 “The Gloria is delightfully sprung...the sense of uninhibited joy and praise is exhilarating... Bethany Seymour’s glorious soprano is subtle but unaffected, especially in some striking ornaments... Sally Bruce-Payne is remarkably countertenorish, entrancing in a slow, tender Agnus Dei...this excellent performance ranks among the best.” -BBC Music Magazine ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Soli Deo Gloria J.C. Bach: Welt, Gute Nacht / The English Baroque Soloists - J.E. Gardiner Works: Johann Christoph Bach (1642 - 1703): Ach, daß ich Wassers genug hätte, vocal concerto; Der Gerechte, ob er Gleich zu zeitlich stirbt; Herr, wende Dich und sei mir gnädig, vocal concerto; Meine Freundin, du bist schön, vocal concerto, for 4 voices & instruments; Mit Weinen hebt sich an, aria, for four voices & continuo; Motet “Fürchte dich nicht”, for 5 voices; J.S. Bach. Artists: John Eliot Gardiner/ English Baroque Soloists. James Gilchrist; Clare Wilkinson (Mzz Sop); Nicholas Mulroy (Tnr); Matthew Brook (Bar). (1 CD) (Soli Deo Gloria) SDG 715 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale

Central Europe: Works for Cello & Piano Works: Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (7), Sz. 56; Dvorák: Rondo in G minor, Op. 94; Silent Woods (Klid) Op. 68; Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928): Fairy tale; Presto for cello & piano, JW 7/6; Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959): Variations on a Slovak folksong; Schubert. Artists: Adam Mital (Clo); Olimpia Tolan (Pno). (1 CD) (Solo Musica) SOLO 153 $20.99 $18.99

Harald Genzmer: works for flute & piano / Pahud Works: Harald Genzmer (1909 - 2007): Fantasie des Abschieds (“Wie ein Traum am Rande der Unendlichkeit”); Miniatures (6) for piano; Sonata for flute & piano no 3; Sonata for solo pan flute. Artists: Emmanuel Pahud (Flt); Margarita Hohenrieder (Pno). (1 CD) (Solo Musica) SOLO 159 $20.99 $18.99

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Chamber Version); Berlioz: Nuits d’Été Works: Berlioz: Les nuits d’été, Op. 7, (arr. for Solo Voice & Chamber Ensemble); Mahler: Symphony no 4 in G major. Artists: David Curtis/Orch. of the Swan. Heather Shipp (Mzz Sop). (1 CD) (Somm) SOMM 245 $18.99 $16.99

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New Releases Ian Venables: Piano Quintet Op. 27, et al.

Lalo, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos / Yo-Yo Ma

Works: Ian Venables (1955 - ): Elegy for cello & piano, Op. 2; Piano Quintet, Op. 27; Pieces (3), for violin & piano, Op. 11; Poem, for cello & piano, Op. 29; Soliloquy, for viola & piano, Op. 26. Artists: Mark Bebbington (Pno); Gustav Clarkson (Vla); Roger Coull (Vln); Philip Gallaway (Vln); Graham J. Lloyd (Pno). (1 CD) (Somm) SOMM 101 $18.99 $16.99

Works: Edouard Lalo (1823 - 1892): Concerto for Cello in D minor; Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33. Artists: Lorin Maazel/French Nat’l Orch.. Yo-Yo Ma (Clo). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 53971 $12.99 $10.99

Wagner: Rienzi, Ov.; Delius: In a Summer Garden; Schubert: Symphony No. 9 / Sir Thomas Beecham Works: Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934): In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra; Schubert: Symphony no 9 (“The Great”); Richard Wagner: Rienzi Overture. Artists: Thomas Beecham/Royal PO. (1 CD) (Somm) SOMM BEE2900 $18.99 $16.99 Live recordings from the Royal Festival Hall in December 1956; Usher Hall, Edinburgh Festival in August 1956; and Royal Festival Hall in 1955.

Chopin: Piano Works / Leon McCawley, piano Works: Chopin: Ecossaises (3), Op. 72/3; Fantasie in F minor/A flat major, Op. 49; Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66; Impromptus for Piano nos 1 - 3. Artists: Leon McCawley (Pno). (1 CD) (Somm) SOMM 103 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Sony Classical Simply Baroque / Yo-Yo Ma, cello & Ton Koopman Works: J.S. Bach: BWV 163; BWV 22; Cantata no 126, “Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort,” BWV 126; Cantata no 147, “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” BWV 147; Cantata no 167, “Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe,” BWV 167; Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 41), BWV 639; Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805). Artists: Ton Koopman/Amsterdam Baroque Orch. Yo-Yo Ma (Clo); Ton Koopman (Organ). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 56136 $12.99 $10.99

Arrivederci / Tenor Vittorio Grigolo Works: Enrico Cannio (1874 - 1949): ‘O Surdato ‘Nnammurato; Salvatore Cardillo: Core’ ngrato; Francesco Cilèa: L’arlesiana; Ernesto de Curtis: Non ti scordar di me; Ti voglio tanto bene; Torna a Surriento; Lucio Dalla; Vincenzo d’Annibale; Giovanni D’Anzi; Friedrich von Flotow; Umberto Giordano; Eldo di Lazzaro; Ruggero Leoncavallo; Puccini; Renato Rascel; Rossini; Verdi. Artists: Pier G. Morandi. Vittorio Grigolo (Tnr); Daniele Bonaviri (Gtr); Dan Thomas (Mandolin). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 911352 $16.99 $14.99 (18 track vers.) SNYC 37742 $11.99 $10.49

Liszt - My Piano Hero / Lang Lang, piano Works: Liszt: Ave Maria (after Schubert), S. 558/12; Concerto for Piano no 1; Consolation for piano no 3 “Lento placido”; Grand galop chromatique, S 219; Hungarian Rhapsody no 15, S. 244/15; Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano no 6, S. 244/6. Artists: Valery Gergiev/Vienna PO. Lang Lang (Pno). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 14125 $15.99 $13.99

Elgar, Walton: Cello Concertos / Yo-Yo Ma, Previn Works: Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Concerto for Cello; William Walton (1902 - 198. Artists: Andre Previn/London SO. Yo-Yo Ma (Clo). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 55168 $8.99 $7.99

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Kent Nagano Works: Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107. Artists: Kent Nagano/Bavarian State SO. (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 94529 $13.99 $11.99

The Four Elements / violinist Nigel Kennedy Works: Nigel Kennedy (1956 - ): The Four Elements, for violin & orchestra. Artists: Nigel Kennedy (Vln). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 271524 $13.99 $11.99

Il Progetto Vivaldi, Vol. 2 / Sol Gabetta, cello Works: Leonardo Leo (1694 - 1744): Concerto for Cello in D major, L. 10; Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697 - 1763): Concerto for cello, 2 violins, viola & continuo; Vivaldi: Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 416; Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 420; Concerto for Cello in B flat major, RV 423; Sonata for cello & continuo no 9 in G minor, RV 42. Artists: Andres Gabetta/Cappella Gabetta. Sol Gabetta (Clo). (1 CD) (Sony Classical) SNYC 32302 $13.99 $11.99

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8; Grosse Fuge / Kent Nagano, Montreal SO Works: Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat major Op. 133; Symphony no 6 “Pastoral”; Symphony no 8; Spoken Word: Déclaration d’interdépendance; Declaration of INTERdependence. Artists: Kent Nagano. (2 CD) ( Sony Classical) 2SNYC 36028 $15.99 $13.99

Mendelssohn, Schubert & Brahms, piano pieces Works: Brahms: Pieces (6), Op. 118; Mendelssohn: Song Without Words no 18 in A flat major (“Duetto”); Songs (6), Op. 19a; Variations Sérieuses (17) in D minor, Op. 54; Schubert: Pieces (3), D 946. Artists: David Theodor Schmidt (Pno). (1 CD) (Sony Classical Import) PID 845566 $23.49 $21.49

“Without Words” / works for viola & piano Works: Mendelssohn: Andres Maienlied, Op. 8/8; Im Grünen, Op. 8/11; Schilflied, Op. 71/4; Song Without Words no 18 “Duetto”, Op. 38/6; Suleika (“Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen”), Op. 34/4; Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774; R. Schumann. Artists: Nicholas Rimmer (Pno); Nils Mönkemeyer (Vla). (1 CD) (Sony Classical Import) PID 838640 $13.99 $11.99

Martin Stadfeld plays Bach Well-Tempered Works: J.S. Bach: Preludes & Fugues BWV 851; BWV 847; BWV 857; BWV 866; BWV 846; Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard no 3 in C sharp major (WTC I/3), BWV 848; Sonata for Flute and Cembalo No. 2, BWV 1031. Artists: Martin Stadtfeld (Pno). (1 CD) (Sony Classical Import) PID 824273 $16.99 $14.99

Concerti Brillanti / Works for cello & orchestra Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788): Concerto for cello, strings & continuo (“No. 3”) in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172; Friedrich Hartmann Graf (1727 - 1795): Concerto for Cello in D major; Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 - 1783)Michael Haydn (Composer) (1737 - 1806): Concerto for Cello in B flat major, MH deeest (spurious). Artists: Reinhard Goebel. Jan Vogler (Clo). (1 CD) (Sony Classical Import) PID 726391 $23.49 $21.49

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Aureliano Cattaneo: Trazos; Trio; Concertino

Sounds of Yesteryear

Works: Aureliano Cattaneo (1974 - ): Concertino, for trombone & ensemble; Trazos, for voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola & cello; Trio, for violin, cello & accordion. Artists: Voro Garcia/Ens. Espai Sonor. Petra Hoffmann (Sop); Carlos Gil (Trb). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS 33893 $18.99 $16.99

Waltzing and Marching Works: Kenneth J. Alford: Colonel Bogey; Edwin Eugene Bagley: National Emblem; Gershwin: Strike up the Band; Emmerich Kálmán: Sari; André Kostelanetz: Anchors Aweigh / The Marines Hymn; The Caissons Go Rolling Along / The Army Air Corps; Franz Lehár; Frank W. Meacham; Rudolf Sieczynski; John Philip Sousa; Robert Stoltz; Oscar Straus; Johann Strauss II (Junior); Meredith Willson. Artists: André Kostelanetz. (1 CD) (Sounds Of Yesteryear) SOYY 861 $17.99 $15.99

Music of Keeril Makan: Target Works: Keeril Makan (1972 - ): 2, for ensemble; Resonance Alloy, for percussion; Target, for voice & ensemble; Zones d’accord, for cello. Artists: David Shively/California E.A.R. Unit. David Shively (Perc); Keeril Makan (Perc); Alex Waterman (Clo); Laurie Rubin (Clo). (1 CD) (Starkland) STK 217 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Benedetto Marcello: Psalms & other works Works: Benedetto Marcello (1686 - 1739): Harpsichord Sonata in D minor; L’uomo coll’opre sue, psalm setting for 2 voices & continuo; Mentre io tutta ripongo in Dio, psalm setting for 4 voices; O beati color cui l’opre inique, psalm setting for 3 voices & continuo; O Signor chi sarà mai, psalm setting for soprano & continuo. Artists: Alessandro Casari/Gli Erranti. Gianluca Ferrarini (Tnr); Elisa Franzetti (Sop); Walter Testolin (Bass); Alessandro Casari (Organ). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS 33679 $18.99 $16.99

Treasures of Italy / Roberto Mucci, organ Works by: Marcello/J.S. Bach; Padre Davide da Bergamo (Felice Moretti) (1791 - 1863); Marco Enrico Bossi (1861 - 1925); Jean-François Dandrieu (1682 1738); Girolamo Frescobaldi; Giovanni Morandi (1777 - 1856); Ilario Tiraboschi; Louis Vierne; Johann Gottfried Walther. Artists: Roberto Mucci (Organ). (1 CD) (Syrius) SYUS 141440 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich Piano Trios Works: Shostakovich: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2, Op. 67; Tchaikovsky: Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 50. Artists: David Trio (Piano Trio). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS 33861 $18.99 $16.99

Doppia Traccia / Works for Soprano Sax & Piano Works: Massimo Colombo: Duo Fantasia, Op. 624; Immagini, Op. 480; La linea di spago; L’insaziabile tono; Notturni, Op. 581. Artists: Massimo Colombo (Saxophone); Felice Clemente (Pno). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS CS3 $18.99 $16.99

Songs for voice & piano by Guido Alberto Fano Works: Guido Alberto Fano (1875 - 1961): Ad Annie; Astrea; Il sogno della vergine; La mia sera; Lungi lungi; Nebbia. Artists: Sara Mingardo (contralto); Aldo Orvieto (Pno). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS 33866 $18.99 $16.99 Sara Mingardo interprets some lyrical pieces for voice and piano by Guido Alberto Fano.

Georg Muffat: Propitia Sydera; Concerti Grossi

Tactus Nino Rota: works for Flute & Piano / Fabbriciani Works: Nino Rota (1911 - 1979): Allegro vivace; Elegia; Fantasia on themes from Rota’s films; Pieces (3) for 2 flutes; Pieces (5) for flute & piano; Sonata for flute & piano. Artists: Massimiliano Damerini (Pno); Roberto Fabbriciani (Flt); Luisella Botteon (Flt). (1 CD) (Tactus) TCT 911801 $16.99 $14.99

Giovanni Sgambatti: The Complete Piano Works, III Works: Giovanni Sgambati (1841 - 1914): Fantasie Alpestri; Fogli Volanti, Op. 12; Pieces (4) “di Seguito”; Prima Sinfonia, Op. 16; Quartetto for piano 4 hands, Op. 17; Romanza in A major. Artists: Francesco Caramiello (Pno); Pasquale Russo (Pno). (1 CD) (Tactus) TCT 841903 $16.99 $14.99

George Onslow: Complete Chamber Music for Wind Instruments

Works: Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704): Concerti Grossi no 11(“Delirium Amoris”); no 12 (“Propita Sydera”); no 8 (“Coronatio Augusta”); no 9 (“Victoria Maesta”); Sonata for solo violin. Artists: Irene de Ruvo(hpsi)/La Concordanza. Stefano Rossi (Vln). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS 33897 $18.99 $16.99

Works: George Onslow (1784 - 1853): Grand septet for piano, wind quintet & double bass, Op. 79; Nonet for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, violincello & double bass, Op. 7; Quintet for winds, Op. 81/3; Sextet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Bass, Op. 30. Artists: Ens. Contraste; Ens. Initium. (2 CD) (Timpani) 2TIMP 2185 $32.99 $29.99

From the Milano Musica Festival

Philip Ramey: Piano Music, Vol. 3 / Gosling, piano

Works: Ivan Fedele: Duo en résonance, for 2 horns & ensemble; Luca Francesconi (1956 - ): Rest, concerto for cello & orchestra; Giovanni Verrando (1965 - ): Quartet for Strings no 2. Artists: Pierre Boulez/ Ensemble InterContemporain; Roberto Abbado/RAI National SO. Jens McManama (Horn); Jean Christophe Vervoitte (Horn); Enrico Dindo (Clo). (1 CD) (Stradivarius) SVS 33891 $18.99 $16.99 Stradivarius & Milano Musica proudly present chapter five of the Milan Music Festival collection.

Works: Phillip Ramey (1939 - ): Bagatelle on Dies Irae; Blue Phantom; Burlesque-Paraphrase on a Theme of Stephen Foster; Djebel Bani; 2 Short Pieces; Slavic Rhapsody. Artists: Stephen Gosling (Pno). (1 CD) (Toccata) TOC 114 $18.99 $16.99

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Shostakovich: Complete Music for Piano Duo Works: Shostakovich: Ballet Suite no 2; Concertino for 2 pianos, Op. 94; Korzinkina’s Adventures, Op. 59; Merry March; Song of the Great Rivers, film music, Op. 95 (incomplete); Suite for 2 pianos, Op. 6. Artists: Jakob Fichert (Pno); Vicky Yannoula (Pno). (1 CD) (Toccata) TOC 34 $18.99 $16.99

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New Releases Sergei Vasilenko: Complete Music for Viola & Piano Works: Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko (1872 - 1956): Lullaby; Oriental Dance, Op. 47; Pieces (4) on Old Lute Music, Op. 35; Pieces (4); Sleeping River; Viola Sonata, Op. 46. Artists: Nicholas Walker (Pno); Elena Artamonova (Vla). (1 CD) (Toccata) TOC 127 $18.99 $16.99 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Virgin Classics ❦Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine, et al. Works: Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Élégie for cello & orchestra, Op. 24; Pavane, Op. 50; Requiem, Op. 48; Super flumina Babylonis, for chorus & orchestra (Psalm 126). Artists: Järvi Paavo/ Orch. of Paris Chorus. Mathias Vidal (Tnr); Eric Picard (Clo); Ugo Rabec (Clo); Marie Virginia Savastano (Clo). (1 CD) (Virgin Classics) VCL 709212 $17.98 $15.98 “Jaroussky, breathtakingly angelic in what SaintSaëns considered the only “Pie Jesu” worth performing” -The Independent

❦Mozart Dissonances: String Quartets KV 421 & 465; Divertimento KV 138 / by Quatuor Ebene Artists: Quatuor Ebene. (1 CD) (Virgin Classics) VCL 709222B $17.98 $15.98 “Is there a more characterful foursome than the Quatuor Ebène? Their wonderfully vivid playing here suggests not.” -The Times

❦J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 5 & 7 Works: J.S. Bach: Concerto for 4 Harpsichords, BWV 1065; Concertos for harpsichord, strings & continuo, BWV 1052; BWV 1054; BWV 1056; BWV 1058; Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello, arr. Tharaud-Labadie). Artists: Bernard Labadie/Les Violons du Roy. Alexandre Tharaud (Pno). (1 CD) (Virgin Classics) VCL 709132 $17.98 $15.98

Music of Erik Satie / Joanna MacGregor Works: Satie: 3 Gymnopédies; Avant-dernières pensées, pieces (3); Café-concert songs (3); Embryons desséchés; Gnossiennes; Heures séculaires et instantanées. Artists: Joanna MacGregor (Pno). (1 CD) (Warner Classics) WRNC 2564672635 $16.99 $12.99 On Sale

Piano Works By Ives, Bartok, Debussy / Macgregor Works: Barber: Excursions, Op. 20; Sonata for Piano, Op. 26; Bartók: Mikrokosmos, Sz 107; Out of Doors, suite for piano, Sz. 81; Debussy: Études (6) for piano, Book 1, L. 136/1-6; Charles Ives (1874 - 1954): Sonata no 1, for piano, S. 87 (K. 3A1); Ravel. Artists: Joanna MacGregor (Pno). (2 CD) (Warner Classics) 2WRNC 2564672037 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale

Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas Artists: Joanna MacGregor (Pno). (1 CD) (Warner) WRNC 2564672698 $16.99 $12.99 On Sale

Bull, Wieniawski & Bruch Violin Concertos Works: Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 26; Ole Borneman Bull (1810 - 1880): Cantabile doloroso e Rondo giocoso, for violin & orchestra; Henryk Wieniawski: Concerto for Violin no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14. Artists: Andrew Gourlay/London SO. Charlie Siem (Vln). (1 CD) (Warner Classics) WRNC 2564666612 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale

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Cage, Nancarrow: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano & other piano pieces Works: Django Bates: You Live & Learn; Mary Black: Dead Sheep; John Cage: Bacchanale; Sonatas and Interludes; The Perilous Night; Matthew Fairclough: Inside Out; Deirdre Gribbin (1967 - ); Robin Hartwell; Jonathan Harvey (1939 - ); Conlon Nancarrow (1912 1997); Peter O’Brien; Stephen Pratt (1947 - ); Talvin Singh / Joanna MacGregor; Andrew Toovey (1962 - ); Mike Wilson. Artists: Joanna MacGregor (Pno); Lulu Bates (Voice); Talvin Singh (Tabla); Keith Turnbull (Voice). (2 CD) (Warner Classics) 2WRNC 2564678566 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Piano Concerto Works: Harold Arlen (1905 - 1986): It’s Only a Paper Moon; Sammy Fain (1902 - 1989): I’ll Be Seeing You; Erroll Garner (1921 - 1977): Erroll’s Blues; Erroll’s Bounce; Gershwin: A Foggy Day; But Not for Me; Jerome Kern; Thelonious Monk; Alasdair Nicolson; Cole Porter; Richard Rodgers. Artists: Carl Davis. Joanna MacGregor (Pno). (2 CD) (Warner Classics) 2WRNC 2564678306 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale

Harrison Birtwistle; Hugh Wood; Lou Harrison: Works for piano & orchestra / Joanna Macgregor Works: Harrison Birtwistle (1934 - ): Antiphonies; Harrison’s Clocks; Lou Harrison (1917 - 2003): Hugh Wood (1932 - ): Piano Concerto, Op. 31. Artists: Michael Gielen/Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; SŒan Edwards/Sydney SO; Andrew Davis/BBC SO. Joanna MacGregor (Pno). (2 CD) (Warner Classics) 2WRNC 2564671990 $20.99 $16.99 On Sale

The Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Walt Disney Concert Hall / Chalifour, Salonen, Marriner Works: Witold Lutoslawski: Chain 2, dialogue for violin & orchestra; W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 5 K. 219; Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen Verlernt; Steven Stucky (1949 - ): Tres Pinturas. Artists: Neville Marriner/Andrey Boreyko. Joanne Pearce Martin (Pno); Martin Chalifour (Vln). (1 CD) (Yarlung) YARL 67893 $21.99 $19.99

Evening Conversations Works: Chopin: Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful); W.A. Mozart: Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475; Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op. 32; D. Scarlatti: Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423; Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 34/L S7; R. Schumann; Tan Dun (1957 - ). Artists: David Fung (Pno). (1 CD) (Yarlung) YARL 95992 $21.99 $19.99

Dialoghi - Dialogues for cello & piano - Elinor Frey & David Fung Works: J.S. Bach: Suite for solo cello no 1, BWV 1007; Britten: Tema “Sacher,” for solo cello; Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946): Siete Canciones Populares Españolas; David S. Lefkowitz: Amour et Biauté Parfaite, for cello & piano; Witold Lutoslawski (1913 1994): Metamorphoses, for cello & piano; Sacher Variation, for cello solo; Toshiro Mayuzumi (1929 1997); Christopher Rouse (1949 - ); Kaija Saariaho (1952 - ); Steven Stucky (1949 - ). Artists: David Fung (Pno); Elinor Frey (Clo). (1 CD) (Yarlung) YARL YAR78876 $21.99 $19.99

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This Month’s New Boxed Not to be missed, don’t overlook these two sets Carl Nielsen: The Masterworks, Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music Works: Carl Nielsen (1865 1931): Symphonies Nos. 1 -6; An imaginary trip to the Faeroe Islands; Cupid and the Poet, Op. 54; Helios Overture Op. 17; Master Oluf Rides, incidental music; Maskarade; Pan and Syrinx, Op. 49. Artists: Michael Schoenwandt/ Thomas Dausgaard. Niels Thomsen (Clnt). (6 CD & DVD) (DaCapo) 6DACO 8206002 $35.99 $31.99 This unique collection consists of prizewinning recordings by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. These performances stand as the best modern recordings of these symphonies available. (10/10 Classics Today on 8.203130). “It comes about as close to the ideal as I ever hope to hear, and it eclipses almost all others in its field. Dacapo’s recording quality is top-drawer.” (Gramophone on 6.220518)

Rachmaninov: The 4 Piano Concertos et al. / John Lill Works: Rachmaninov: Concertos for Piano nos 1 - 4; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36. Artists: Tadaaki Otaka/BBC Nat’l Orch. of Wales. John Lill (Pno). (3 CD) (Nimbus Records) 3NIM 1720 $32.99 $29.99 Arguably Britain’s most well-known pianist, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday with a series of concerts throughout the UK, John Lill first came to international attention when he won the coveted Tchaikovsky award in Moscow in 1970. Known for his aristocratic interpretations of Beethoven and the great masters of the 19th and 20th century piano repertoire, Lill performs all over the world and was awarded a CBE in the 2005 New Year’s Honors List.

❦Cherubini: Masses; Overtures; Motets [7 CDs] Artists: Riccardo Muti/Neville Marriner. Ruth Ziesak (Sop); Barry Tuckwell (Horn); Harald Feller (Organ); Herbert Lippert (Sop); Camilla Tilling (Bass). (EMI Classics) 7EMI 294622B $52.98 $45.48 “To anyone interested in mining this terrain, the set is heartily recommended. The performances are uniformly very good; the sound is fine, even on the older recordings...”-A.R.G.

Canadian Brass: The Classics Artists: Canadian Brass. (3 CD) (Opening Day Recordings) 3ODET 7400 $32.99 $29.99 Three exciting CDs in one great boxed set survey the music of Canadian Brass - the world’s most famous brass ensemble. There are 49 incredible tracks in all, with many available in the US for the first time, including all-time favorites Pachelbel Canon, Amazing Grace, Hallelujah Chorus, Trumpet Voluntary and Theme from Masterpiece Theatre.

150 German Folksongs / Peter Schreier, Hermann Prey, [5 CDs]

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: The Great EMI Recordings [11 CD] Artists: George Szell; John Barbirolli; Gerald Moore (Pno); Sviatoslav Richter (Pno); Daniel Barenboim (Pno); Hartmut Höll (Pno). (12 CD) (EMI Classics) 12EMI 563522 $81.48 $69.48 This 11-CD set brings together Dietrich FischerDieskau’s landmark recordings for EMI, among them the song cycles of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Mahler. The eleventh CD contains ten special tracks that consist of extracts from two interviews famed producer Jon Tolansky had with Dietrch Fisher-Dieskau - much of which has never appeared on disc before.

J.S. Bach: Art of the Fugue; 6 French Suites [3 CDs] Works: J.S. Bach: Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080; French Suites for keyboard nos 1 - 6, BWV 812-817. Artists: Joanna MacGregor (Pno). (Warner Classics) 3WRNC 2564672352 $23.49 $19.49 On Sale Joanna Macgregor is back with this 3-CD performance of selected works by Johann Sebastian Bach. A true Renaissance woman, Macgregor is more than just a musician, she is an educator, promoter, artistic director, and record label owner.

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Artists: Jörg-Peter Weigle; Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden; Roland Buchner; Peter Schreier (Tnr); Geoffrey Parsons (Pno); Hermann Prey (Bar); Konrad Ragossnig (Lute); Pamela Coburn (Sop). (5 CD) (Capriccio) 5CAP 7106 $21.99 $19.99 This Volkslied-Edition offers on 5CDs the most famous and most beloved German Folksongs, performed by well known singers like Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier, and famous Choirs, especially Boys Choirs, like the Thomanerchor Leipzig, Dresden Kreuzchor, the Regensburger Domspatzen - all at a very special price!

Great Masterworks of the Guitar Works by: Zequinha de Abreu (1880 - 1935); Isaac Albéniz; J.S. Bach; Agustín Barrios-Mangoré (1885 1944); Britten; Leo Brouwer; Gershwin; Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927 - 1994); John W. Duarte (1919 2004); Bruce MacCombie (1943 - ); Joaquín Rodrigo; Regino Sainz de la Maza (1896 - 1981); Joseph Schwantner (1943 - ); Francisco Tárrega (1852 1909); Joan Tower (1938 - ); Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959); William Walton (1902 - 1983). Artists: Hugh Wolff; Lawrence Foster. Sharon Isbin (Gtr). (4 CD) (Liberty Import) 4PID 960252 $34.99 $31.99

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Cello Jewels / Esther Nyffenegger, cello Works by: Beethoven; Brahms; Chopin; Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 1960); César Franck (1822 - 1890); Robert Fuchs (1847 - 1927); Grieg; Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928); Mendelssohn; Hans Pfitzner (1869 1949); Schubert; R. Schumann; R. Strauss. Artists: Gerard Wyss (Pno); Esther Nyffenegger (Clo); Annette Weisbrod (Pno). (7 CD) (Divox) 7DVX 55257 $64.49 $58.49 To celebrate the 70th birthday of cellist Esther Nyffenegger, DIVOX presents the box set, Cello Jewels - An 8 hour, 7 CD set which catalogs the great breadth of 19th century chamber music literature for cello as performed by Nyffenegger.

Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Concerto Recordings Artists: Uri Segal; Andre Previn; Zubin Mehta; Lawrence Foster; Edo De Waart; Han de Vries (Oboe); George Pieterson (Clnt); Brian Pollard (Bssn); Vicente Zarzo (Fr Hrn). (6 CD) (Decca) 6DEC B001581402 $37.48 $31.48 Iconic pianist Radu Lupu first recorded for Decca in 1970 and his recorded repertory has centered round a small number of composers - chiefly Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mozart and Schumann. This set brings together all of Radu Lupu’s concerto recordings for Decca.

Famous Overtures Overtures by: Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782 1871); Beethoven; Bizet: Carmen; Luigi Cherubini; Christoph Willibald Gluck; Conradin Kreutzer (1780 1849); Mendelssohn; W.A. Mozart; Otto Nicolai (1810 - 1849); Jacques Offenbach; Peter Cornelius (1824 1874); Rossini; Schubert; Bedrich Smetana; Johann Strauss II; Franz von Suppé; Verdi; Wagner; Carl Maria von Weber. Artists include: Hans Vonk; Otmar Suitner; Zeljko Straka; Heinz Rögner; Kurt Masur; Siegfried Kurz; Rudolf Kempe; Herbert Kegel; Marek Janowski; Willi Boskovsky. (3 CD) (Berlin Classics) 3BER 300249 $16.99 $14.99

50 Best Violin Works by: J.S. Bach; Antonio Bazzini (1818 - 1897); Beethoven; Luigi Boccherini; Brahms; Max Bruch; Arcangelo Corelli; Grigoras Dinicu (1889 - 1949); Edward Elgar; Manuel de Falla; Fauré; Henryk Wieniawski; Aram Khachaturian; Fritz Kreisler; Massenet; Mendelssohn & many others. Artists include: Christian Tetzlaff; John Pritchard; Seiji Ozawa; Herbert von Karajan; Salvatore Accardo; Europa Galante. Sviatoslav Richter (Pno); Yehudi Menuhin. 3EMI 484942B $12.48 $10.48

Classical Top 100 This set is newly compiled, choosing the 100 very best tracks in the best available performances, by: London Symphony, Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. (Brilliant Classics) (5 CDs) 5BLC 94027 $27.99 $24.99

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❦Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Sir Colin Davis Works: Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84; Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b; Symphonies nos 1 9. Artists: Colin Davis/ Staatskapelle Dresden. (6 CD) (Newton Classics) 6NEWC 8802077 $37.49 $29.49 On Sale “There has not been a Beethoven cycle like this since Klemperer’s heyday, or Bruno Walter’s...” Gramophone

❦Vivaldi: Concertos & Sonatas Opp. 1&2 Complete Artists: Bruno Canino (Hpsi); Salvatore Accardo (Vln); Heinz Holliger (Oboe); Felix Ayo (Vln); Rohan de Saram (Clo). (19 CD) (Newton Classics) 19NEWC 8802034 $108.49 $86.49 On Sale “What comes over again and again when listening through some 19 hours of marvellous music, is the consistently high level of Vivaldi’s invention... The recording is excellent”Gramophone

❦Hermann Baumann Collection [7 CDs] Works by: Beethoven; Emmanuel Chabrier; Gaston Chalmel; Carl Czerny; Paul Dukas; Reinhold Glière; F.J. Haydn; Nikolaus Von Krufft; Michel Corrette; W.A. Mozart; Franz Xaver Pokorny; Charles Pont; Rossini; Camille Saint-Saëns & many more! Artists: Pinchas Zukerman; Kurt Masur; Iona Brown; Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten; Folkwang Horn Ensemble. (7 CD) (Newton Classics) 7NEWC 8802035 $42.99 $34.99 On Sale “He plays the whole programme very well... Excellent recording too” -Gramophone

Boccherini: String Quintets Op. 10, 11, 13 / La Magnifica Comunita Artists: La Magnifica Comunita. (6 CD) (Brilliant Classics) 6BLC 93153 $32.99 $29.99 Contained in this beautiful 6-CD box set are Boccherini’s string quintets; perfect for fans of true classical chamber music.

Bach: Complete Orchestral Works / Brandenburg Concertos, Suites, Concertos / Manze, Belder Artists: Andrew Manze/La Stravaganza Köln; Burkhard Glaetzner/New Bach Collegium; Musica Amphion; Amsterdam Bach Soloists; Netherlands Bach Society 9BLC 93578 $49.99 $44.99 This massive 9-CD box set includes the complete orchestral works of J.S. Bach. Superb performances and recording quality.

Beethoven: Favourite Sonatas / Alfred Brendel Works: Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 14; “Moonlight”; 15 “Pastoral”; 17 “Tempest” 21 “Waldstein” 23 “Appassionata”; 26 “Les Adieux” (3 CD) (Brilliant Classics) 3BLC 94272 $18.99 $16.99 This is Alfred Brendel’s first recordings of these pieces - performances of youthful exuberance, full of vigor, virtuosity and spontaneity.

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New Opera Albums for New, Complete Opera Recordings The Gilbert & Sullivan Edition / D’Oyly Carte Opera Co. [25 CDs] Works & Recordings Dates: Arthur Sullivan: Gondoliers (1960); The Grand Duke (1976); H.M.S. Pinafore (1959); Iolanthe (1960); The Makado (1973); Patience (1961); Pirates of Penzance (1967); Princess Ida (1965); Pineapple Poll (1982); Ruddigore (1962); Cox and Box (1961); The Sorcerer (1966); The Zoo (1977); Utopia Limited (1975); The Yeomen of the Guard (1964); Trial by Jury (1963); Bonus CD: Songs and Snatches. (25 CD) (Decca) 25DEC B001566702 $154.98 $132.48 Decca’s earliest recordings of G&S with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company were made between 1949 and 1955 in MONO. In 1957, the first in a new series of stereo recordings was initiated, then between 1967 and 1979 a second series of recordings was made. The performances on this set are drawn largely from the first series of stereo recordings.

❦Vivaldi: Il Farnace, opera Artists: Diego Fasolis/I Barocchisti. Max Emanuel Cencic; Ruxandra Donose; Mary Ellen Nesi; Ann Hallenberg. (3 CD) (VirginClassics) 3VCL 709142B $26.98 $23.98 “The performance fairly crackles, with accomplished singing by the flamboyant countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic in the virtuoso title role.” -The Daily Telegraph

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ezio, opera in 3 acts Artists: Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco. Prina; Cencic; Hallenberg; Lehtipuu; Karasawa; Pregardien. (2 CD) (Virgin) 2VCL 709292B $26.98 $23.98 Described by Alan Curtis as “from a dramatic point of view, perhaps the finest of Gluck’s preOrfeo operas,” this is the original version of Ezio, which premiered in Prague in 1750.

Ferruccio Busoni: Doktor Faust / Sir Adrian Boult Artists: Adrian Boult/London PO. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Bar); Heather Harper (Sop); Richard Lewis (Tnr); John Cameron (Bar); Ian Wallace (Bss Bar). (1 CD) (London PO) LPO 0056 $18.99 $16.99 A world première performance, this archive recording from 1959 presents what is unquestionably one of the experimental operatic masterpieces of the twentieth-century.

Franz Lehar: Frasquita, operetta / Praxmarer Artists: Vinzenz Praxmarer/Franz Lehar Festival Choir. Schirrmacher; Bergmann; Scherwitzl. (2 CD) (CPO ) 2CPO 777592 $35.99 $31.99

Dukas: Ariane Et Barbe-bleue, opera / De Billy Artists: Bertrand De Billy/Slovak Philharmonic Choir. Youn; Henschel; Polaski; Arman. (2 CD) (Brilliant Classics) 2BLC 94254 $14.99 $12.99

Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) Artists: Sebastian Weigle/Frankfurt Opera Orch. Michael Nagy (Bass-Bar); Hedwig Fassbender (Mzz Sop); Klaus Florian Vogt; Tatiana Pavlovskaya. (2 CD) (Oehms) 2OEH 948 $37.49 $33.49 Bonus feature includes a 43 page color booklet with notes on the performance, musicians and sung texts.

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Rutland Boughton: The Queen of Cornwall, opera Artists: Ronald Corp. Philip Tebb (Bass); Patricia Orr (Voice). (2 CD) (Dutton) 2DUT 7256 $49.99 $44.99 To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the Rutland Boughton (18781960), Dutton Epoch presents this world premiere complete recording. Based on the play of the same name by Thomas Hardy, Boughton’s glorious, lyrical score is vividly realized. Included in this deluxe 2CD set is a 32page booklet containing the full libretto text.

Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Freni, Carreras Works: Puccini: Madama Butterfly. Artists: Giuseppe Sinopoli/Ambrosian Opera Chorus. José Carreras; Mirella Freni; Teresa Berganza. (2 CD) (Deutsche Grammophon) 2DGG B001572002 $20.98 $17.98 Available for the first time on 2 CDs- with Mirella Freni as model Butterfly. Very moving...Extremely beautiful” - Gramophone

Wagner: Die Walkure / James Levine / MET Artists: James Levine/Metropolitan Opera Orch. Gary Lakes, Kurt Moll, James Morris, Jessye Norman (4 CD) (DG) 4DGG B001571902 $35.98 $29.98 “Unsurpassed in any other recording”-Gramophone.

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Karajan, Vienna PO Works: R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier. Artists: Herbert von Karajan/Vienna PO. Anna TomowaSintow, Agnes Baltsa, Janet Perry, Kurt Moll. (3 CD) (DG) 3DGG B001572402 $27.98 $23.48

❦Michael Berkeley: For You, opera Artists: Michael Rafferty. Alan Opie (Bar); Christopher Lemmings (Tnr); Jeremy Huw Williams (Bar); Helen Williams (Bar); Allison Cook (Bar). (2 CD) (Signum UK) 2SGK 208 $39.99 $35.99 “...the overall effect is powerful...It is well recorded, and the singers play their parts with passion”-American Record Guide

Puccini: La bohème / Tulio Serafin, Tebaldi Works: Puccini: La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Tosca; Turandot. Artists: Tullio Serafin/Accademia de Santa Cecilia, Rome. France Molinari-Pradelli; Alberto Erede; Renata Tebaldi; Mario Del Monaco; Carlo Bergonzi; Piero de Palma; Cesare Siepi. (2 CD) (Musical Concepts) 2MSLC 2017 $15.99 $13.99

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Recitals & Highlights ❦René Pape sings Wagner Artists: Daniel Barenboim/Berlin State Orch. René Pape (Bass); Placido Domingo (Tnr). “His approach is very much that of a Lieder singer... His liquidity of tone is balm in higher-lying passages... Barenboim deserves equal praise for some of the most sensitive Wagner conducting heard in a long time...this remains Wagner singing of a rare beauty that will give much pleasure.” -International Record Review (1 CD) (DG) DGG B001529702 $20.98 $17.98

Anna Netrebko: Live At The Met The forthcoming season marks the 10th anniversary of Anna Netrebko’s debut with the Metropolitan Opera. The new album celebrates this milestone by bringing together her greatest MET moments throughout the past 10 seasons performances never before issued on record and most never commercially released on any format. (1 CD) (DG) DGG B001598702 $20.98 $17.98

Arrivederci / Tenor Vittorio Grigolo With his new album, Vittorio shows his credibility beyond the opera stage and reaches out to a much broader audience. ‘Arrivederci’ is comprised of beloved arias and famous Italian songs popularized by the great tenors, all sung in Vittorio's distinctive and passionate style. (1 CD) (Sony) SNYC 911342 $15.99 $13.99

A Passion for Pavaraotti: The Barcelona Recital

Each Enhanced CD includes Songs Texts & Translations on CD-ROM Verdi: La Traviata /Sills, Gedda, Panerai Artists: Aldo Ceccato/John Aldis Choir; Royal PO. Nicolai Gedda (Tnr); Rolando Panerai (Bar); Robert Lloyd (Bass); Beverly Sills (Sop); Richard van Allan (Voice). (EMI Classics) EMI 948912 $13.98 $10.98

Wagner: Lohengrin / Fischer-Dieskau, Ludwig Artists: Rudolf Kempe/Vienna PO. Dietrich FischerDieskau (Bar); Christa Ludwig (Mzz Sop); Gottlob Frick (Bass); Elisabeth Grummer (Voice); Otto Wiener (Bass). (EMI Classics) EMI 948942 $13.98 $10.98

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro / Schwarzkopf, Moffo Artists: Carlo Maria Giulini/ Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orch. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Sop); Piero Cappuccilli (Bar); Giuseppe Taddei (Bar); Fiorenza Cossotto (Mzz Sop); Anna Moffo (Sop). (EMI Classics) EMI 948932 $13.98 $10.98

Verdi: Rigoletto / Sills, Milnes, Kraus Artists: Julius Rudel/Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Philharmonia Orch. Alfredo Kraus (Tnr); Ann Murray (Mzz Sop); Sherrill Milnes (Bar); Beverly Sills (Sop); Dennis O’Neill (Tnr). (EMI Classics) EMI 948882B $13.98 $10.98

Verdi: Il Trovatore / Corelli, Tucci, Simionato, Merrill Artists: Thomas Schippers/Rome Opera Orch. Franco Corelli (Tnr); Robert Merrill (Bar); Giulietta Simionato (Mzz Sop); Angelo Mercuriali (Tnr); Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass). (EMI Classics) EMI 948392 $13.98 $10.98

Recorded live in concert in the exciting, vibrant, and colorful Spanish city of Barcelona, the DVD features Pavarotti performing live in front of an international audience. The set also includes a BONUS CD of 20 unforgettable live performances celebrating over 25 years of Pavarotti’s legendary career. (Opera d’Oro) [DVD +2CD] 3ODO 6007 $13.99 $11.99

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Scotto, Carreras, Caballé , Benelli

A Fool for Love: Popular arias from Mozart to Stravinsky / Michael Spyres, tenor

This album is selective in its assortment of popular opera scenes and arias featuring the voice of Ruggero Raimondi. (1 CD) (Apex) APX 2564673146 $8.99 $7.99

Emerging American tenor Michael Spyres is already known to European audiences having appeared in Milan’s La Scala and Deutsche Oper Berlin. His debut album ‘A Fool for Love’ is a collection of well-known arias ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky. (1 CD) (Delos) DEL 3414 $18.99 $16.99

Icon - Luciano Pavarotti / ‘O Sole Mio, Nessun Dorma!, Mattinata, et al. Many of the classics the Pavarotti was associated with are contained here. From the passionate “Nessun Dorma!” and “Una Furtiva Lagrima” to the joyous pop-leaning “‘O Sole Mio” and “Funiculi Funicula,” the voice was thunderous, resonant, pure and natural. (1 CD) (Decca) DEC B001591602 $7.99 $6.99

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Artists: Riccardo Muti/Philharmonia Orch. José Carreras (Sop); Montserrat Caballé (Sop); Renata Scotto (Sop); Thomas Allen (Bar); Astrid Varnay (Sop). (EMI Classics) EMI 948382B $13.98 $10.98

Opera Scenes, Arias & Songs / Ruggero Raimondi

Mozart: An Italian Journey / Jeremy Ovenden, tenor “In technical terms, and particularly in his outstandingly idiomatic Italian enunciation, Ovenden proves complete master of his chosen repertory... I have only admiration.” -BBC Music Magazine (1 CD) (Signum UK) SGK 251 $18.99 $16.99

Lebendige Vergangenheit: Giuseppe Borgatti Giuseppe Borgatti was Italy’s first great Wagnerian tenor. His first Wagnerian opera was Lohengrin, when he appeared at the production in Milan in 1894. He was later a favorite of Toscanini for Wagnerian roles. (1 CD) (Preiser) PSR 89747 $18.99 $16.99

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New Vocal Albums for Recommended Albums from Prégardien, Scholl & Crowe ❦Wolf: The Italian Songbook / Prégardien & Kleiter

❦Lutowslawski: Vocal Works with orchestra / Lucy Crowe

“Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook is a treasure trove of subtle, exquisite evocations... The voices of Julia Kleiter and Christoph Prégardien are perfectly contrasted - one shadowy, densely textured, the other clear and shining - and they have devised their own narrative from the 46 songs, following lovers from innocent wooing through the trials of love and rejection to reconciliation. Together with the superb pianist Hilko Dumno, they create an atmosphere of spinetingling intimacy, savouring the often startling, bittersweet taste of Wolf’s harmonies.” -BBC Music Awards nominee, 2011 (1 SA Hybrid CD) (Challenge) CHL SACD72378 $20.99 $18.99

Artists: Edward Gardner/BBC Symphony Orch. Toby Spence (Tnr); Christopher Purves (Bass); Lucy Crowe (Sop). “What comes across in this anthology is that he wrote just as beguilingly for voice as for orchestra...[Les Espaces du sommeil] is a dark dreamscape hauntingly captured by Christopher Purves, while Toby Spence underlines the Britten-esque associations of Paroles tissées, written for Peter Pears...With music ranging from youth to old age, the disc adds up to a fascinating traversal of Lutoslawski’s style.” -The Financial Times (1 CD) (Chandos Records) CHA 10688 $20.99 $18.99

❦Arias from the Bach: Cantatas / Andreas Scholl, countertenor

(1 CD) (Decca)

Andreas Scholl first sang the music of J.S. Bach as a boy chorister. Now the leading countertenor of our time, he returns to his musical roots with his own selection of arias from Bach’s Cantatas - including one of the best-loved of all Bach’s vocal works, “Ich habe genug”. “There are more excellent countertenors before the public today than ever before, but one of them stands out above all others as Caruso among tenors a century ago: Andreas Scholl” -Fanfare Magazine DEC B001605202 $20.98 $17.98

Medieval Love Songs Artists: Ensemble A Chantar. Regina Kabis, Manuela Mohr, Marc Lewon, Baptiste Romain, Murat Coskun. (1 CD) (Christophorus) CHR 77349 $22.49 $20.49 Medieval poets took the famous words by Virgil as their motto for an entire literary era: “Amor vincit omnia” (Love conquers all). The subject of love on a variety of levels runs through the entire CD as a common theme: in the chansons by the Countess Beatritz of Diá; the monophonic Italian songs of the Codex Rossi, the adoration of the Virgin Mary in works by Oswald von Wolkenstein, and in the Cantigas d’amigo of the troubador Martin Codax.

Bariton Roman Trekel sings Mahler, Martin, Wolf Works: Wolfgang Fortner (1907 - 1987): Songs (4) nach Worten von Hölderlin; Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer; Frank Martin: Monologes (6) aus Jedermann; Hugo Wolf: Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo. Artists: Burkhard Kehring (Pno); Roman Trekel (Bar). (1 CD) (Berlin Classics) BER 300264 $15.99 $13.99

Bariton Bo Skovhus Leise Flehen Meine Lieder Works: Schubert: An den Frühling, D 338; An die Musik, D 547; An Schwager Kronos, D 369/Op. 19 no 1; Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300; Wer wegt es, Rittersmann; Schwanengesang, D. 957/9; R. Schumann. Artists: Stefan Vladar. Bo Skovhus (Bar). (1 CD) (Sony Classical Import) PID 845561 $23.49 $21.49

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The Naïve Baroque Voice series Following the success of the first 40 recordings in the ‘Baroque voice’ series, a further ten volumes have been added. From Monteverdi to Handel, through Bach, Vivaldi or Scarlatti, the works gathered represent the wondeful vocal health of the sixteenth, seventheenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Bach Family / counter tenor Gerard Lesne Works: Songs & Arias by J.C. Bach; J.M. Bach; J.S. Bach. Artists: Gerard Lesne (counter tenor)/Il Seminario Musicale. (1 CD) (Naïve Baroque Voice series) NAI 8933 $15.99 $13.99

Handel: Arias & Duos / Sandrine Piau, soprano Works: Handel: Arias from: Alessandro; Amadigi di Gaula; Ezio; Flavio, Re dei Longobardi; Orlando; Ottone, re di Germania. Artists: Rinaldo Alessandrini/ Concerto Italiano. Sandrine Piau (Sop); Sara Mingardo (contralto). (1 CD) (Naïve Baroque Voice series) NAI 30521 $15.99 $13.99

Handel: A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day / Lucy Crowe Artists: Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Richard Croft, tenor. (1 CD) (Naïve Baroque Voice series) NAI 5279 $15.99 $13.99

Pablo Casals: Piano Pieces & Songs Artists: Marco Evangilisti (Pno); Rosa Mateu (Sop); Mac McClure (Pno). (1 CD) (Klassic Cat) KSCC 1011 $17.99 $15.99

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November Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings Schubert, Beethoven, Britten Works: Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98; Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo; Reynaldo Hahn (1875 - 1947): Venezia, song cycle; Schubert: An Sylvia; Der Einsame; Fischerweise; Irish Traditional. Artists: Julius Drake (Pno); Matthew Polenzani (Tnr). (1 CD) (Wigmore Hall Live) WGMR 48 $18.99 $16.99

Hugo Wolf: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 Works: Hugo Wolf: Mörike Lieder. Artists: James Gilchrist; Sophie Daneman (Sop); Stephan Loges (Bar); Sholto Kynoch (Pno); Anna Grevelius (Mzz Sop). (1 CD) (Stone Records) SOER 80086 $17.99 $15.99 Stone Records is delighted to announce its first Oxford Lieder Live release, a unique collaboration with the famous Oxford Lieder Festival.

Songs of Benjamin Britten / Nicholas Phan Works: Britten: Winder Words; 6 Folk Songs from Vols. 1 & 3; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22. Artists: Nicholas Phan (Tnr); Myra Huang (Pno). (1 CD) (Avie Records) AIE 2238 $17.99 $15.99 Winter Words is the solo debut release by American tenor Nicholas Phan. The recording was made in the wake of a recital tour in 2010 11, which culminated in his Carnegie debut at Weill Hall.

Barbara Strozzi: Ariette a Voce Sola, Op. 6, 1657 Works: Barbara Strozzi (1619 - 1664): Ariettas for solo voice, Op 6; Che si può fare?. Artists: Tadashi Miroku (CtrTnr); Rambaldi (Hpsi). (1 CD) (Tactus) TCT 616901 $16.99 $14.99 This program presents some Ariette, enriched by short pieces for solo harpsichord. The harpsichord introductions to the Ariette come from a 17th-century manuscript preserved in the Biblioteca Vaticana in Rome.

Claude Debussy: The Musician of Love Works: Debussy: Songs for voice and piano. Artists: Inge Spinette (Pno); Jan Van der Crabben (Bar). (1 CD) (Fuga Libera) FLA 583 $20.99 $18.99 Jan Van der Crabben’s art has seduced the most demanding lovers of French melody. His previous CD with Fuga Libera, devoted to Fauré, demanded a follow-up. In this recital, the Belgian baritone is ideally accompanied by pianist Inge Spinette.

Great Hungarian Voices: Soprano Veronika Kincses Works: Arias from Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice; Karl Goldmark: Die Königin von Saba; W.A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte; La Clemenza di Tito; Le Nozze di Figaro; Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Respighi; Verdi. Artists: Giuseppe Patanè; Géza Oberfrank; Ervin Lukacs; Lamberto Gardelli; Fischer Adam. Peter Dvorsky (Tnr); Veronika Kincses (Sop). (1 CD) (Hungaroton) HGR 32703 $18.99 $16.99

❦Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin / Maltman Works: Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25. Artists: Graham Johnson (Pno); Christopher Maltman (Bar). (1 CD) (Wigmore Hall Live) WGMR 44 $18.99 $14.99 On Sale “This is an extraordinarily subtle performance of Schubert’s first great cycle. Wonderfully recorded, with an ideal balance between soloist and pianist, it leaves you wondering, at times, who is accompanying whom... Maltman, with his gloriously warm light baritone, is born along on the stream of the piano’s uncertainties, and the total effect is disturbing and unique... indispensable for anyone wanting to probe beneath its adorable surface.” BBC Music Magazine

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Franz Schubert: Winterreise / Hendricks Works: Schubert: Winterreise, song cycle. Artists: Love Derwinger (Pno); Barbara Hendricks (Sop). (1 CD) (Arte Verum) AVE 10 $18.99 $16.99 "Hendricks's girlish, smiling phrasing refreshes both word and music. She and the pianist, in fact, sing and play like innocents... [a] beautiful vocal performance." -Gramophone

Joseph Calleja / The Maltese Tenor Songs and Arias from: La Boheme; Simon Boccanegra; Tosca; Mefistofele; Faust; Manon Lescaut; Manon; Luisa Miller; Un ballo in maschera; The Peal Fishers. (1 CD) (Decca) DEC B0015474702 $20.98 $18.98 "His is a bright, warm, unmistakably Mediterranean timbre, with a distinctive quick vibrato that recalls great tenors of the wind-upgramophone era. Yet he is a thoroughly modern musician... His ‘Che gelida manina’ is surely the most glamorous and thrilling on disc since Pavarotti’s famous complete recording, but it is no carbon copy...In short, a golden-age voice in its prime." -The Sunday Times

Mostly Mozart / Soprano Mojca Erdmann Works: Arias from Zaide; Idomeneo; Don Giovanni; Marriage of Figaro; The Magic Flute; Salieri: Les Danaides; Paisiello: Nina, o sia La pazza per amore; Holzbauer: Gunther von Schwarzburg; J.C. Bach: Amadis de Gaule. Artists: Mojca Erdmann (Sop); Andrea Marcon/La Cetra. (1 CD) (Deutsceh Grammophon) DGG B001621702 $20.98 $18.98 "The two arias from Zaide show off Erdmann's strengths: the outer sections of 'Tiger!' are full of fire, and 'Ruhe sanft' is delicate without being merely pretty... Erdmann's spirited, impeccably tuned soprano is a delight to hear, and this unhackneyed recital is richly enjoyable." Gramophone

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Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler / Film by Peter Rosen [DVD] (Run Time: 87 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, 4:3, B&W and Color; Sound Fmt(s): Dolby 2.0) (1 DVD-Video) KUL D4729 $25.99 $21.99 On Sale This insightful film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, a musical wunderkind who went on to set the standards for nearly a century.

Heifetz: Master Classes [2 DVD] (Run Time: 221 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, B&W; Sound Fmt(s): Dolby 2.0) (2 DVD-Video) KUL D1550 $34.49 $28.49 On Sale Maestro Jascha Heifetz, becomes Professor Heifetz in these rare filmed master classes from the early 1960s.

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Rehearsal Works: Debussy: La mer. Artists: Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles PO. (Run Time: 58 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): Stereo) (1 DVD) KUL D4577 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale This DVD gives fascinating insight into Salonen’s rapport with his musicians.

Extraordinary Minds: Yo-Yo Ma [DVD] (Run Time: 52 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color; Sound Fmt(s): Dolby 2.0) (1 DVDVideo) KUL D4715 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale Dr. Howard Gardner sits down with featured guest Yo-Yo Ma during this candid interview.

The Joy of Sharing / Leonard Bernstein in Japan Works: R. Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61. Artists: Leonard Bernstein/Pacific Music Festival Orch. (Run Time: 58 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): Dolby 2.0) (1 DVDVideo) KUL D4714 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale A testament to Bernstein’s lifelong desire to share his musical knowledge with the young. By doing so his legacy grows as he is remembered as a teacher who truly conveyed the joy of music.

Bach: Sacred Music / Helmuth Rilling [DVD] (Run Time: 58 min.; Region: 1; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): Dolby 2.0) (1 DVD-Video) KUL D4730 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale Rilling examines Bach’s greatest sacred music, with excerpts from Bach’s organ chorales, oratorios, passions and cantatas.

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Works: Beethoven: Symphonies 5 & 7; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Brahms: Symphony 4; Haydn: Symphony 87; Mozart: Symphony 39; Shostakovich; Tchaikovsky. Artists: Andre Previn/Royal PO. (Run Time: 525 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM) (3 DVD-Video) 3KUL D4572 $39.99 $31.99 On Sale Each symphony is introduced by Andre Previn talking about the piece to be performed and giving illustrations of aspects of the music.

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Christoph von Dohnányi in Rehearsal [DVD] Works: F.J. Haydn: Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88. Artists: Christoph von Dohnányi/Philharmonia Orch. (Run Time: 58 min.; Region: 1; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo) (1 DVD-Video) KUL D4575 $21.99 $17.99 On Sale

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New Videos for November Glenn Gould: On Television The Complete CBC Broadcasts 1954-1977 [10 DVD] For the first time, the dozens of film and television programs Glenn Gould made with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1954 to 1977 are collected in their entirety in Glenn Gould on Television - The Complete CBC Broadcasts. This specially priced 10-DVD set contains all the original broadcasts unedited and uncut, as they were originally conceived by Gould and the CBC. More than 19 hours of TV specials, concert performances, interviews and discussions make it possible to discover what Gould always considered some of his most significant and original life’s work, most of which has not been seen since it was first broadcast. (10 DVDs) (Sony) (Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, Color) 10SNYC 521094 $109.99 $98.99 “This DVD collection is a must have for any person who loves music, and for anyone who wants to learn more about music. It will most certainly entertain, educate, and delight.” -Customer Review

Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies / Thielemann, Vienna PO [9 DVD or 3 Blu-Ray]

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 - 6 / Valery Gergiev - Mariinsky Orchestra [DVD or Blu-Ray]

Artists: Christian Thielemann/Vienna PO. (C Major Video) (Run Time: 956 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround) (9 DVD-Video) 9CME 705308 $131.99 $118.99 (3 Blu-Ray Video) 3CME 707204 $131.99 $118.99 This set, available on DVD and Blu-Ray, presents performances of Beethoven’s Nine Symphoies as well as nine hour-long documentaries - one for each symphony. Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (the respected German music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as by comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein, Böhm, and Järvi.

Artists: Valery Gergiev/Mariinsky Theater Orch., St. Petersburg. (Mariinsky) (Run Time: 140 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC / Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, LPCM 5.1) (1 DVD-Video) MARK 0513 $41.49 $37.49 (1 Blu-Ray Video) MARK 0515 $49.99 $44.99 Both the DVD and Blu-ray discs include a bonus interview of Maestro Gergiev by Tommy Pearson.

Daniel Barenboim / Mozart: 18 Piano Sonatas [3 DVD] Artists: Daniel Barenboim (Pno). (3 DVD-Video) (EuroArts) (Run Time: 330 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo) 3EUA 2066528 $32.99 $29.99 This collection includes all 18 sonatas, as well as many lesser-know piano pieces.

Beethoven: Symphonies / Abbado - Berlin PO [4 DVD] Artists: Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO. (4 DVD-Video) (EuroArts) 4EUA 2057378 $37.49 $33.49

Waltzes by Johann Strauss arranged by Godowsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Kreisler & Webern [DVD] Artists: The Philharmonics. (1 DVD-Video) (Accentus) (Run Time: 64 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1) ACTS 20228 $27.99 $24.99 The Philharmonics, founded by members of the Vienna PO, fill the Café Sperl with the most authentically Viennese sounds imaginable.

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8; Job [DVD] Works: Vaughan Williams: Job. Artists: Sir Adrian Boult/London PO. (1 DVD-Video) (ICA Classics) (Run Time: 73 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, B&W) ICA 5037 $27.99 $24.99

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Welser-Most [Blu-Ray] Artists: Franz Welser-Möst/Cleveland Orch. (1 BluRay Video) (Arthaus DVD) (160 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1) AHM 108033 $42.99 $38.99

Christian Thielemann Conducts Faust / Wagner & Liszt [DVD] Works: Liszt: Faust Symphony; Wagner: Faust Overture. Artists: Christian Thielemann/Dresden Staatskapelle. Endrik Wottrich (Tnr). (C Major Video) (Run Time: 90 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC / Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1) (1 DVD-Video) CME 707708 $27.99 $24.99 (1 Blu-Ray Video) CME 707804 $42.99 $38.99 “ ...A top orchestra and a top conductor have found one another” -Die Welt.

Europa Konzert from Lisbon / Boulez/BPO, Maria Joao Pires (special price!) [DVD] Works: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20; Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin. Artists: Pierre Boulez/Berlin PO. Maria-Joao Pires (Pno). (1 DVD-Video) (EuroArts) (Run Time: 121 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1) EUA 2020218 $10.99 $9.99

The Borodin Quartet Live / Schubert & Brahms [DVD] Works: Brahms: String Quartets nos 2 & 3; Schubert: String Quartets nos 10 & 12 “Quartettsatz”. Artists: Borodin Quartet. (1 DVD-Video) (ICA Classics) (83 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, B&W; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo) ICA 5044 $27.99 $24.99

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“One of the most beautiful motion pictures in history” - Opera News

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The stellar cast assembled for this epic film which was originally made in 1982-83 includes Richard Burton, Lawrence Olivier, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Gwyneth Jones, Sir William Walton... the list goes on! Filmed in 200 locations throughout Europe, it has been restored in Widescreen and HiDefinition, with the music conducted by Sir Georg Solti. (3 DVD-Video) (Tony Palmer Films) (Run Time: 420 min.; Region: 1; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color) 3TPF 157 $35.99 $31.99 “Positively indelible are a few scenes involving old stagers named Gielgud, Richardson and Olivier as the trio of court advisers. “WAGNER” is notable for the care it lavishes on the details of this strangely magnetic man’s extra-musical as well as musical life.” -The New York Times

These 12 half-hour programs offer an insight into the seminal music of the 20th century by one of America’s profound musical minds and, arguably, its most celebrated composer. The series includes oncamera performances by a handpicked studio orchestra along with appearances of such musical luminaries as Paul Jacobs, Beverly Sills, Lotte Lenya, Igor Stravinsky and the Julliard String Quartet. The programs also contain appropriate instructive piano demonstrations by Aaron Copland of key musical elements. Music in the 20’s will prove to be an invaluable aid to scholars, music educators and a renewed insight to music lovers. (3 DVD-Video) (Kultur/White Star) 3KUL D4760 $69.99 $55.99 On Sale (available November 15, 2011)

Pepe Romero Plays Concierto Festivo / I Solisti di Zagreb [DVD] Works: Ernesto Cordero (1946 - ): Concierto Festivo for guitar and orchestra. Artists: I Solisti di Zagreb. Pepe Romero (Gtr). (1 DVD-Video) (Mel Bay Publications Inc.) (Run Time: 45 min.; Region: 1; Pic Fmt: NTSC, Color; Sound Fmt(s): Dolby Digital Stereo) MEBY 22202 $14.99 $12.99

The Grand Organ of Canterbury Cathedral [DVD] Works: J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV 582; Orlando Gibbons: Ground for Keyboard in A minor; Alfred Hollins (1865 - 1942): Song of Sunshine; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition. Artists: John Robinson (Organ). (1 DVD-Video) (Priory) PRY DVD6-N $18.99 $16.99 The Cathedral Organ was built in 1886 by Henry Willis and has been enlarged four times since, with the latest rebuild having taken place in 1978.

The King’s Singers Christmas / St. Lukes [DVD] Works: Various: Work(s). Artists: King’s Singers. (1 DVD-Video) (Signum Records) SIG 8 $21.99 $19.99

Wanda Landowska - Uncommon Visionary [DVD] Works: Various: Work(s). Artists: Wanda Landowska (Hpsi). (1 DVD-Video) (Video Artists International) VAI 4246 $29.99 $26.99

Saint-Saens & Ravel: 3 Concerti / Ciccolini [DVD] Works: Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; SaintSaëns: Piano Concertos nos 4 & 5 “Egyptian”. Artists: Kiril Kondrashin. Aldo Ciccolini (Pno). (1 DVD-Video) (Video Artists International) (Run Time: 85 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, B&W and Color) VAI 4352 $29.99 $26.99

Pianist Misha Dacic in Recital [DVD] Works by: Rachmaninov, Liszt, Scarlatti & Chopin. Artists: Misha Dacic (Pno). (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (84 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo) VAI 4478 $29.99 $26.99

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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Murphy, Royal Ballet Sinfonia [DVD and Blu-Ray] Artists: Paul Murphy/Royal Ballet Sinfonia. (BBC Opus Arte) (30 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC / Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.0 Surround) (1 DVD-Video) BOA 1057D $21.99 $19.99 (1 Blu-Ray Video) BOA 7091D $27.99 $24.99 “...one of the most beguiling children’s ballets around.” The Telegraph

The Lady & The Fool and Pineapple Poll / Charles Mackerras, Royal Ballet [DVD] Works: Charles Mackerras: The Lady and the Fool, ballet suite; Arthur Sullivan: Pineapple Poll. Artists: Charles, Mackerras/London SO; Orch. of the ROH. (1 DVD-Video) (ICA Classics) (89 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3) ICA 5040 $27.99 $24.99 Featuring performances from the stars of 1955.

Jewels: George Balanchine Choreography [DVD] Artists: Tugan Sokhiev/Mariinsky Theater Orch., St. Petersburg. (1 DVD-Video) (Mariinsky) (114 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, LPCM 5.1) MARK 0514 $41.49 $37.49 Regarded as the world’s first abstract ballet, Jewels features music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

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Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro / Damrau, D’Arcangelo [2 DVD] Artists: Gérard Korsten/Teatro alla Scala Orch. & Chorus. Diana Damrau; Ildebrando D’Arcangelo; Pietro Spagnoli; Monica Bacelli. (2 DVD-Video) (Arthaus DVD) (187 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1) 2AHM 101589 $42.99 $38.99

Ponchielli: La Giocanda / Voigt, Podles [2 DVD]

New From! Video Artists International Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Simionato, Lo Forese, Live 1961 [DVD] Artists: Giuseppe Morelli/NHK SO. Giulietta Simionato (Mzz Sop); Attilio d’Orazi (Bar); Angelo Lo Forese (Tnr). (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (Run Time: 75 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, B&W; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Mono) VAI 4422 $29.99 $26.99 This 1961 Tokyo performance presents mezzosoprano Giulietta Simionato in the role of Santuzza in Mascagni’s verismo masterpiece.

Jon Vickers: Four Operatic Portraits [DVD] Works: Beethoven: Fidelio; Britten: Peter Grimes; Handel: Samson; Verdi: Otello. Artists: Franz Paul Decker/National Arts Centre Orch. Jon Vickers (Tnr). (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (Run Time: 82 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, Color) VAI 4219 $34.49 $31.49

Artists: Daniele Callegari/Gran Teatre del Liceu Chorus & Orch.Deborah Voigt; Carlo Colombara; Ewa Podles; Richard Margison. (2 DVD-Video) (Arthaus DVD) (174 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1) 2AHM 107291 $42.99 $38.99 New production of La Gioconda recorded at the renowned opera house in Barcelona.

Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Moffo, Cioni [DVD]

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Platee / Minkowski [2 DVD]

Gundula Janowitz in Recital [DVD]

Artists: Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre. Paul Agnew; Laurent Naouri; Mireille Delunsch. (2 DVDs) (Arthaus DVD) (150 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0) 2AHM 107355 $42.99 $38.99 The creative team that triumphed with the Théâtre du Châtelet production of Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène, turned their talents to Platée in this Opéra de Paris staging.

Artists: Berislav Klobucar/Grazer PO. Gundula Janowitz (Sop). (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (Run Time: 54 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, B&W; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Mono) VAI 4458 $23.49 $21.49

Verdi: Les Vêpres Siciliennes / Carignani, Haveman, Szabo [2 DVD or Blu-Ray]

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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Ricciarelli, Ghiaurov [DVD] Artists: Oliviero de Fabritiis/NHK SO. Nicolai Ghiaurov; Katia Ricciarelli; Piero Cappuccilli; Giorgio Merighi. (Live, 1976) (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (142 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Mono) VAI 4484 $39.99 $35.99

Dargomyzhsky: The Stone Guest, et al. [DVD]

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Bizet: Carmen / Alagna, Schrott [2 DVD or Blu-Ray] Artists: Marc Piollet/Gran Teatre del Liceu Orch. & Chorus. Roberto Alagna; Erwin Schrott; Béatrice Uria-Monzon; Marina Poplavskaya. (C Major Video) (156 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC / Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1) (2 DVD-Video) 2CME 707308 $42.99 $38.99 (1 Blu-Ray Video) CME 707404 $42.99 $38.99

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Artists: Oliviero De Fabritis/Orch. RAI Radio & TV, Milano. Anna Moffo; Afro Poli; Renato Cioni. (1 DVDVideo) (VAI) (Run Time: 127 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC) VAI 4284 $39.99 $35.99

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Works: Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomizhsky (1813 1869): The Stone Guest; Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri, opera in 1 act. Artists: Ruben Vartanian/ Bolshoi Theater Orch.; Mark Ermler. (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (Run Time: 132 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Mono) VAI 4525 $39.99 $35.99

Rachmaninoff: Aleko; Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchey the Immortal [DVD] Works: Rachmaninov: Aleko; Rimsky-Korsakov: Kashchey the Immortal. Artists: Dmitri Kitayenko/ Moscow State SO. Konstantin Pluzhnikov; Yevgeny Nesterenko. (1 DVD-Video) (VAI) (Run Time: 124 min.; Region: All; Pic Fmt: NTSC, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Mono) VAI 4527 $39.99 $35.99

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New Opera DVDs & Blu-Rays Antonio Vivaldi: Montezuma, opera Alan Curtis and Ill Complesso Barocco [2 DVD] Artists: Alan Curtis/Il Complesso Barocco. Vito Priante (Bar); Laura Cherici (Sop); Franziska Gottwald (Alto); Mary-Ellen Nesi (Mzz Sop). (2 DVD-Video) (Dynamic) (153 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM 2.0) 2DYN 33586 $37.49 $33.49 Motezuma is Vivaldi's only opera set in the New World. The manuscripts for this rarely performed and rarely heard opera were only rediscovered in 2002 and currently only one CD version exists recorded by Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco. Of the CD recording, BBC Music Magazine wrote: "The instrumentalists of Il Complesso Barocco are on excellent form as indeed is Vivaldi himself in a rewarding score". Alan Curtis, one of the leading experts of Baroque music, returns again with the same orchestra, renowned Baroque specialist Vito Priante and another expert cast for the World Premiere Recording on DVD.

Puccini: Tosca / Oren, Alvarez, Raimondi [Blu-Ray] Artists: Daniel Oren/Verona Teatro Arena Orch. & Chorus. Ruggero Raimondi (Bar); Marcelo Alvarez (Tnr); Fiorenza Cedolins (Sop). (1 Blu-Ray Video) (Arthaus DVD) (80 $9.99! min.; Pic Fmt: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) AHM 108031 $10.99 $9.99 Complete opera recording of Tosca plus exclusive bonus features. Over 140 minutes of highlights from 47 critically acclaimed Opera, Ballet & Documentary productions on Blu-ray Disc from the Arthaus Music Catalog. Includes an Arthauss Blu-Ray Catalog.

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The Best of Operetta / Offenbach, Lehar, Strauss / Minkowski, Welser-Möst, et al. [3 DVD] Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow; Offenbach: La belle Hélène; Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus. Artists: Franz Welser-Möst/Zurich Opera. Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre; Theodor Guschlbauer/Vienna State Opera. Felicity Lott (Sop); Lucia Popp (Sop); Edita Grube (447 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, 4:3, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1) 3AHM 107509 $64.49 $58.49 Live Recordings from the Theatre Musical de Paris - Chatelet, Zurich Opera House & Wiener Staatsoper

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Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Fantini, Plowright [DVD or Blu-Ray] Artists: Ulf Schirmer/Vienna SO. Rosalind Plowright (Sop); Norma Fantini (Sop); Scott Hendricks (Bar); Tania Kross (Mzz Sop); Hector Sandoval (Tnr). (1 DVD-Video) (C Major Video) (130 min.; Pic Fmt: NTSC, 16:9, Color; Sound Fmt(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1) (1 DVD-Video) CME 707908 $32.99 $29.99 (1 Blu-Ray Video) CME 708004 $42.99 $38.99 Andrea Chenier is now available for the first time on Blu-Ray.

The World’s Greatest Operas / Carmen, Aida, Tosca, Magic Flute - Kaufmann, Alagna, et al. [6 DVD] Artists: Anthony Pappano/ROH Covent Garden; Riccardo Muti/Vienna State Opera; Riccardo Chailly/ Royal Concertgebouw Orch. Bryn Terfel; Roberto Alagna; Jonas Kaufmann, et al. 6DEC B001609909 $85.98 $73.98 These 4 operas are all recent DVD recordings, recorded in high-quality, and featuring many of today’s leading opera stars.

Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Pavarotti, Guleghina, Pons, Levine [DVD] Artists: James Levine/Metropolitan Opera Orch. & Chorus. Luciano Pavarotti (Tnr); Juan Pons (Bar); Maria Guleghina (Sop). (1 DVD-Video) (Decca) DEC B001611109 $32.98 $28.48 Luciano Pavarotti in one his most memorable performances with James Levine and the MET.

Verdi: Rigoletto / Opie, Matthews, O’Neil, Parkin Australian Opera [DVD] Works: Verdi: Rigoletto. Artists: Giovanni Reggioli/ Australian Opera and Ballet Orch. Alan Opie (Bar); Emma Matthews (Sop); David Parkin (Bass); Paul O’Neill (Tnr). (1 DVD-Video) (Opera Australia) OPAU 56009 $34.49 $31.49

Luciano Pavarotti: Songs to Remember [DVD] This DVD features Pavarotti in virtuoso performances accompanied by solo piano in a concert recital that ranges from classical to Neapolitan airs. Approximate running time: 80 minutes. (1 DVD-Video) (Omni-Parc) OPMC DVD6003 $8.49 $7.49

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