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Eric Brandon Pulido, frontman of Texan legends Midlake, embraces both past and present times for his glorious debut solo album, To Each His Own. Under his new enigmatic alias E.B. The Younger, he delivers a deeply personal record. Ten Fé’s sophomore album, Future Perfect, Present Tense, is a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought the band to this point, and all they’ve left behind. On Mercury Prize nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s Live in Dublin, recorded on her tour of the British Isles, she is joined on stage by Stargaze's Andre De Ridder. The 14 song set list features songs from Hannigan's three albums. Into Red sees FEWS dialing up the intensity with a record boasting a heavier, innovative though nonetheless catchy dynamic than the blueprint of their debut. Following the multimedia-based art project Trialog in 2015 and the cross-genre collaboration Silk in 2017, HVOB's Rocco relates 13 seperate but dramatically connected narratives about letting go, farewells and new beginnings. On her latest release for harmonia mundi, superstar violinist Isabelle Faust is joined by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for a recording of violin showpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. No fewer than four composers vie for attention in volume 78 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series. Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conclude their highly acclaimed Mahler cycle with the Symphony No.7. The Winchester Cathedral Choir presents a collection of some of Tavener's best choral music. Desires, featuring ORA Singers, presents a varied and enlightening journey through the Song of Songs. Martyn Brabbins leads the Orchestra of Opera North and an all-star cast in Elgar's cantata Caractacus. Its timely libretto addresses questions of empire - Roman and Victorian - and Britain's place in the world. LSO Live celebrates the 90th birthday of conductor Bernard Haitink with a album of Beethoven concertos, and Sir Simon Rattle marks 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with a recording of his tempestuous oratorio La damnation de Faust.
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Ten Fé Future Perfect, Present Tense
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After touring Ten Fé’s debut album, Hit The Light (over 20M Spotify streams), Leo Duncan and Ben Moorhouse returned to London knowing something had changed. What began as a duo, evolved on the road into a fully formed band. Their sophomore album, Future Perfect, Present Tense, is a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought the band to this point, and all they’ve left behind. It captures a more close-knit, lush sound of five people playing together in a room. The intricate CSNY-influenced fourpart harmonies that were honed on the road fuse with the energy captured in their live shows to create a sound that's anthemic and rooted in personal chemistry. Setting 10 weeks to complete, it ultimately took 10 months. From a winter in Oslo, to a summer in London, the band battled writer’s block, eviction from their studio and vocal exhaustion. The result is a record about time: the time it takes, the time it took, the time yet to come. Future Perfect, Present Tense is the sound of a band coming of age.
Fews Into Red
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Into Red sees FEWS dialing up the intensity with a record boasting a heavier, innovative though nonetheless catchy dynamic than the blueprint of their debut. It was written, recorded and realized in the underbelly of Malmo, Sweden with Joakim Lindberg (Hater) and mixed courtesy of James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Magic Gang). As band co-founder Frederick explains, "Making these songs is by far the most personal thing I've ever experienced. We wanted to make an album that actually meant something and take it to the next level, no restrictions or limits. With these songs I wanted to see how honest I can be with myself without it getting too uncomfortable." (Fellow co-founder) David said, "Into Red is like a lorry going 300 kph on ice almost losing control, which sums it up pretty great."
E.B. The Younger To Each His Own
"What came before you is why you're here now, so embrace both the past and the present." Eric Brandon Pulido, frontman of Texan legends Midlake, embraces both past and present times for his glorious debut solo album, To Each His Own. Under his new enigmatic alias E.B. The Younger, he delivers a deeply personal record, rooted in his love of warm rock, folk and country hues that came of age in the 1970's, but woven with contemporary recalibrations. Pulido's lyrics equally look back and forth, philosophizing about his place in the world, the choices he's made, and where they have taken him.
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Following the multimedia-based art project Trialog in 2015 and the cross-genre collaboration Silk in 2017, HVOB's Rocco also takes a conceptual approach. From the fragility of "Bloom" to the rawness of "Butter", it relates 13 separate but dramatically connected narratives about letting go, farewells and new beginnings. The double album format provides an extended platform to navigate their highly personal narrative and invites the audience to immerse themselves in an isolated journey of musical storytelling.
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Lisa Hannigan and s t a r g a z e Live In Dublin
Mercury Prize nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan is reminiscent of introspective folk artists such as Nick Drake, while delving into the eccentric impulses of musicians like Kate Bush. For Live in Dublin, recorded on her tour of the British Isles, she is joined on stage by s t a r g a z e 's Andre De Ridder. The 14 song set list features songs from Hannigan's three albums - Sea Sew, Passenger and At Swim - alongside two 'unreleased' tracks, "Bookmark" and "Swan".
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Will Burns & Hannah Peel Chalk Hill Blue
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Chalk Hill Blue is the first collaboration from poet Will Burns and musician and composer Hannah Peel. Burns, a Faber New Poet in 2014, is poet-in-residence for Caught by the River. He first met Peel around the time of her 2016 LP Awake But Always Dreaming. They connected through shared explorations of dementia, memory loss and family in their respective work. In Summer 2018, Burns and Peel finally began exploratory recording sessions at Erland Cooper's London studio. Burns's words and Peel's sounds â€“ deftly fused by Cooper's sympathetic production â€“ channel the minute shifts in the air and atmosphere of a place, and their resulting emotional effects. As sensitive and finely observed as it is visionary, Chalk Hill Blue's electronic ruralism channels the lives threaded through the chalk landscapes of Southern England.
Budapest Festival Orchestra & Ivรกn Fischer MAHLER Symphony No.7
Ivรกn Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conclude their highly acclaimed Mahler cycle with Symphony No.7. Often referred to as "The Song of the Night," this subtitle was not Mahler's own. It grew out of the composer's comparison of the first movement to Rembrandt's painting The Night Watch. The symphony's structure and scoring are unique. Although listed as being in E minor, the work returns to the ideal of 'progressive tonality' which Mahler had abandoned in the Sixth.
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Isabelle Faust BACH Violin Concertos Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
This recording featuring Isabelle Faust and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin explores works by Johann Sebastian Bach that were, in one form or another, originally written or conceived as violin showpieces. Along with the famous Violin Concertos BWV 1041-43, a selection of of overtures, trio sonatas and concertos now associated with other instruments, are performed here on violin as the composer intended. Hearing Faust play the famous "Badinerie" from the second Orchestral Suite (normally played on flute) is a reminder that the author of The Well-Tempered Clavier was also a virtuoso violinist.
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ORA Singers Desires - A Song of Songs Collection
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The wealth of compositions using the sensuous and highly charged texts of the Song of Songs is incredibly vast and rich. In the course of compiling this recording, Suzy Digby rediscovered music that she had known for years, was introduced to pieces that she didn't know existed, and was privileged to commission a couple of works to add to this wonderful legacy of compositional material. Taken as a whole, the collection of pieces gathered here presents a varied and enlightening journey through the Song of Songs, and through the musical language of different centuries. These performances from the ORA Singers, of both the wellknown works and new discoveries, will encourage listeners to delve further into this miraculous repertoire.
Cuarteto Casals Revelations BEETHOVEN Complete String Quartets Vol.2
Cuarteto Casals presents the second volume in their new complete cycle of the Beethoven quartets. The group devised an innovative structural arrangement for its recordings. The works are not presented in the typical grouping of early, middle and late periods: rather they are arranged according to each quartet's place within Beethovenâ€™s musical development. This ingenious juxtaposition reveals as never before how Beethoven's superhuman struggle for perfection gave birth to a musical language of breathtaking originality without precedent in this genre, of which Beethoven is the uncontested master.
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Dragon Quartet BORODIN, SHOSTAKOVICH & WEINBERG String Quartets
Violinist Ning Feng and cellist Qin Liwei, both internationally established Chinese soloists, came up with the idea of forming a string quartet after a series of concerts brought them together. The Dragon Quartet also features violinist Wang Xiaomao, concertmaster of China National Ballet Orchestra and Zheng Wenxiao, principal violist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. They follow their successful 2017 debut recording with a program of Russian string quartets by Borodin, Shostakovich and Weinberg.
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Stéphanie d’Oustrac & Pascal Jourdan Sirènes BERLIOZ, LISZT & WAGNER Lieder
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On their first recital for harmonia mundi, soprano Stéphanie d'Oustrac and pianist Pascal Jourdan perform music by three titans of the Romantic period. Liszt, Berlioz and Wagner each made decisive contributions to the evolution of the lied. Although not known as a song composer, Berlioz wrote more than fifty songs - many of them supreme examples of his unsurpassed gift for melody. His Les Nuits d'été take on a completely different dimension when heard in their original setting for voice and piano. Wagner's five Wesendonck-Lieder are among the the most famous cycles in the history of the lied, and the Liszt selections heard here exemplify his supreme mastery of the genre.
Philippe Herreweghe BACH St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion Collegium Vocale Gent
Two of Philippe Herrewegheâ€™s finest Bach recordings are brought together here for the first time in a deluxe, speciallypriced five-disc boxed set. Included are two settings of the Easter story - his 1998 recording of the St. Matthew Passion - a perennial catalog bestseller â€“ and his 2001 version of the St. John Passion. Both feature the Collegium Vocale of Ghent and stellar soloists including Evangelists Ian Bostridge and Mark Padmore.
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Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien VIERNE & FRANCK Violin Sonatas
César Franck's Violin Sonata is one of the best-loved works in the entire Romantic violin repertoire. It is one of a trio of delectable Franco-Belgian treats on offer from the acclaimed pairing of Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien. A bonne bouche from Lili Boulanger completes a particularly enticing recital.
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Howard Shelley The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.78
No fewer than four composers vie for attention in volume 78 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series. The program, from Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, features only one official piano concerto. This remarkable work from Clara Schumann was composed her mid-teens.
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Winchester Cathedral Choir TAVENER Angels
The Winchester Cathedral Choir presents a collection of some of Tavener's most enduring - and endearing - choral music. "Angels", "Song for Athene" and "The Lamb" are just some of the highlights on this remarkable program.
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Alban Gerhardt BACH The Cello Suites
The elusive qualities of "transcendental beauty paired with an enchanting simplicity" that Alban Gerhardt eloquently attributes to Bach's Cello Suites in his booklet notes, might also be said to characterize his playing in this outstanding new recording.
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Martin Roscoe DOHNรNYI Complete Solo Piano Music Vol.4
Martin Roscoe brings his complete survey of Dohnรกnyi solo piano music to a dazzling conclusion. This fourth volume collects works in which Dohnรกnyi pays homage to the styles and traditions of his great composer-pianist predecessors.
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Amici Voices BACH Cantatas BWV106 & 182
Bach may only have been in his early twenties when he wrote Cantata No.106 (the "Actus tragicus"), but it is a profound contemplation of all things final. The motet "Komm, Jesu, komm" occupies similar eschatalogical territory. This is an inspired program from Amici Voices, features of some of the most moving vocal music ever written.
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Martyn Brabbins TIPPETT Symphonies Nos.3, 4 & B flat BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Tippett's unique symphonic voice stretched across nearly half a century. From the early B flat symphony, receiving its premiere recording from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony, to the extraordinary "birth-to-death" span encompassed by Symphony No 4.
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Martyn Brabbins ELGAR Caractacus Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Elgan LlĹˇr Thomas (tenor), Roland Wood (baritone), Christopher Purves (baritone), Alastair Miles (bass), Orchestra of Opera North Martyn Brabbins leads the Orchestra of Opera North in Elgar's Caractacus. Simply glorious and worthy of the mature Elgar, this timely libretto addresses questions of empire - Roman and Victorian - and Britain's place in the world.
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Choir of Kingâ€™s College, Cambridge The Music of King's Stephen Cleobury
The Music of King's features some of the choir's contemporary favorites presented alongside psalms, folksongs and other exceptional works that have stood the test of time. A celebration of choral music through the ages, it traces choral styles across the globe. Highlights include FaurĂŠ's famous Pie Jesu and Mozart's Ave verum alongside classic hymns and folksongs such as "Amazing Grace" and" Shenandoah".
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Maria João Pires BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.2, Triple Concerto Lars Vogt (piano), Gordan Nikolitch (violin), Tim Hugh (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
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LSO Live celebrates the 90th birthday of one of the conducting world’s greats - Bernard Haitink. Few artists have a deeper understanding of the music of Beethoven than the celebrated Dutch conductor, who is known for his mastery of the great symphonic repertoire. This album focuses on Haitink's interpretations of Beethoven's concerto writing, coupling a new recording of the Piano Concerto No.2 by Maria João Pires with a virtuosic performance of the Triple Concerto by Lars Vogt, Gordan Nikolitch and Tim Hugh, which was originally made alongside Haitink's now iconic cycle of the composer's complete symphonies. Bonus Track: Leonore Overture No.2 (Digital Verson Only)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle BERLIOZ La damnation de Faust Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Bryan Hymel (tenor), Gábor Bretz (bass), Christopher Purves (bass)
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Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra mark 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with this recording of his tempestuous oratorio La damnation de Faust - a work born of the composer’s obsession with Goethe’s legendary tale. It’s a fable that defies definition – both a tragedy and dark comedy, with a central character both wise and despicable, and a play and epic poem in one. Sir Simon Rattle says, "This is a tribute to the Orchestra, and a tribute to Colin Davis. All of my generation learnt our Berlioz from Colin and the LSO. I've grown up with this music, and as a weird kid in the music library where my sister worked, the Berlioz Treatise on Instrumentation was one of my bibles."
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle GRIME Woven Space
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The acclaimed British composer Helen Grime makes her LSO Live debut with the world premiere recording of Woven Space, a piece inspired by the willow sculptures of artist Laura Ellen Bacon. Originally beginning life as Fanfares, a single movement that marked the start of Sir Simon Rattle's first concert as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Woven Space is part of the LSO's New Music Britain series. It was particularly inspired by Bacon's own piece of the same name, which the composer discovered entwined amongst trees in the gardens of Chatsworth House. "Laura's Woven Space wraps itself around the inner trees and creates a really different space within the sculpture, which I thought was an amazing idea. So the idea of having an inner space and an outer space was really important to me when writing this piece. It very much should feel like you've got inside the piece, that you're surrounded by it and you're in amongst all of these things."
Alexander Ullman STRAVINSKY Petrushka, The Firebird
Since winning the 2017 Franz Liszt Competition, British pianist Alexander Ullman has appeared at many of the world’s great venues and alongside some of the world’s major orchestras. For his debut album he has chosen Russian ballet repertoire arranged either by the composers, or in the cases of The Firebird by Busoni pupil Guido Agosti, and the Nutcracker Suite by Mikhail Pletnev. This is a highly virtuosic program that showcases Ullman’s extraordinary technique.
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Jubilee Quartet HAYDN String Quartets Opp.20/2, 54/2 & 64/4
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Formed in 2006, the Jubilee Quartet takes its name from the London underground, since all the members lived along the route of the Jubilee line. They have studied with such illustrious figures from the world of chamber music as Gunter Pichler, Thomas Brandis, Garfield Jackson and the Belcea String Quartet. They have participated in masterclasses with the Skampa, Wihan and Chilingirian Quartets. They have an impressive tally of prizes from international chamber music competitions and have a busy international schedule. Their debut album features three Haydn quartets which, as ever with this composer are brim-full of innovation, drama and wide-ranging emotions.
Trio Metral MENDELSSOHN Piano Trios
Winners of the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna in 2017, Trio Metral is a promising young ensemble of siblings. With an energy and sensitivity that are equally breathtaking, they make thier recording debut performing Mendelssohn's Piano Trios. The works possess a dramatic architecture that the three musicians convey with an intensity that reflects an already strong artistic temper.
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Geoffroy Couteau & Quatuor Hermès BRAHMS Piano Quintet, Piano Quartets Nos.1-3
In March 2016, Geoffroy Couteau presented the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a box set of six discs released by La Dolce Volta. After this magnum opus, the pianist reaffirms his passion for the composer by continuing his musical adventure with a complete recording of Brahms’s chamber music with piano. Here is the first volume in this colossal project: the Piano Quintet Op.34 coupled with the Piano Quartets Nos.1-3.
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Shani Diluka Tempéraments Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Ben Glassberg
On this release, pianist Shani Diluka explores the deep connection between the compositions of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Mozart. Featured works include a concerto and solo music by CPE Bach and Mozart's Piano Sontata K310. Most of the disc features a modern piano, however Diluka also performs two works on a copy of a 1790 Walter fortepiano – Mozart's favorite instrument.
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Ensemble Jacques Moderne Au Long de la Loire Joël Suhubiette
Au long de la Loire collects motets by Mouton, prayers by Ockeghem, the poetry of Ronsard set to music by Janequin and more to paint a musical portrait of the Loire river during the Renaissance. Through polyphony, chansons and odes by the French masters, the Ensemble Jacques Moderne celebrates the great personalities of the period as well as the landscapes, cathedrals, monasteries and châteaux in which they lived.
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This catalog features titles that will soon be available online and in stores in the USA and Canada. Street dates as indicated per title. Re...
Published on Jan 31, 2019
This catalog features titles that will soon be available online and in stores in the USA and Canada. Street dates as indicated per title. Re...