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SEPTEMBER 2019

LIFE


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A heady cocktail of funk-pop and soul balladry, TBNH sees The Brand New Heavies writing a new chapter in what has been an illustrious journey whilst also marking a return to their spiritual home Acid Jazz Records.

LIFE tackle the new wave of youth and working-class discontent with both style and savvy. Their debut album was among BBC Radio 1's best albums of 2016. A Picture Of Good Health features a bigger and more focused sound.

Legendary jazz musician Ahmad Jamal presents Ballades, an album that sees him returning to his roots in a transcendent journey. Ballades is a new masterpiece in this artist's long and distinguished career.

Artistic Director Anne Azéma leads The Boston Camerata in a program featuring 18th century songs of resistance and rebellion of the young American republic.

Hyperion is thrilled to welcome the exceptional Andrey Gugnin to the label. Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, he offers a spectacular all-Shostakovich program built around the two piano sonatas. The recording aptly demonstrates Gugnin's electrifying pianism.

Following the success of his Mendelssohn cycle on LSO Live, Sir John Eliot Gardiner turns to the music of Schumann, launching an exploration of his symphonic works that begins with his Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4.

Jennifer Johnston is one of the world's most sought after and in demand mezzo sopranos. Her new album is a deeply personal and affectional musical love-letter to her native Liverpool.

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CONTENTS

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ACID JAZZ

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The Brand New Heavies TBNH

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A heady cocktail of Chic-style funk-pop, sunshine grooves and scorched soul balladry, the release of TBNH sees The Brand New Heavies writing a new chapter in what has been an illustrious journey whilst also marking a return to their spiritual home, Acid Jazz Records. The album's heart, both musically and physically is a friendship that can be traced back to the mid-Eighties - more specifically the shared experiences growing into adulthood on the western reaches of London for Simon Bartholomew (guitar) and Andrew Levy (bass) and a return to the formula that saw the band score sixteen Top 40 hits and three million album sales. Â


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AFGHAN MOON

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LIFE A Picture Of Good Health

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LIFE's anti-establishment outlook and witty, off-center social commentary underscores everything they do. Known for clever wordplay and energetic performances, they tackle the new wave of youth and working class discontent with both style and savvy. Their debut album, Popular Music, graced BBC Radio 1's list of the best albums of 2016. On their sophomore release, A Picture Of Good Health, produced by Luke Smith (Foals) and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts), the band hone in on a bigger and more focused sound. Whereas Popular Music was broadly political, the new album, takes a more personal approach with beguilingly honest and brave lyrics while retaining their core DNA.


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BLUE FLOWERS

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Joviale The Crisis

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London-based Joviale's creates music that evokes the twinned realities of pleasure and pain in quotidian life. Her musicianship comes instinctually, informed more by tone and emotion. The purity of the pain in singers such as Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, and the sugar rush of lovelorn 60’s girl groups like The Marvelettes, The Ronnettes, The Crystals and The Shangri-Las, who each sing of their doom with a charming coyness, all number among her formative emotional influences. The narrative thrust of songs in musical films informs the way she tells stories, and the timbre of the percussion and brass in the African music she listened to growing up exerts a powerful tonal influence. Joviale's music plays with the listener’s expectations. Through layering, dissonance and silences, her debut EP, The Crisis, is colorful, tense, charming, coy, resplendent, rare and unrestrained – sometimes all at once.


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BELLA UNION

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Kefaya Songs Of Our Mothers

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Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and award-winning duo Kefaya (Al MacSween & Giuliano Modarelli) join forces for Songs Of Our Mothers. This mighty and mezmerising new album, is a collection of folk songs traditionally performed by Afghan women. It draws on Elaha's own experience of fleeing Afghanistan, and the struggles faced by many other female artists. The US and Western-backed regimes that came to dominate Afghanistan in the latter part of the 20th century created a climate of heightened patriarchal oppression and persecution of women. These songs, filtered through a myriad of forms, from spiritual jazz and dub to Indian classical music and electronica, tell the stories of joy, pain and resilience, passed from mother to daughter in times of hardship and oppression while also celebrating femininity, sensuality and the spirit of resistance.


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JAZZ VILLAGE

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Ahmad Jamal Ballades

At the age of 88, composer and legendary jazz musician Ahmad Jamal presents Ballades, an album that sees him returning to his roots in a transcendent journey. Jamal comes from the closelyknit club of the great masters of jazz. That is why, in the manner of Coltrane and Miles, he goes back to his past as a way to overcome it. At its heart, Ballades is a solo piano album - something Jamal has never done before (double-bass player James Cammack is featured on three tracks). The music is art in its purest form, ranging from the iconic "Poinciana" to the symbolic "Marseille." Ballades is a new masterpiece in this artist's long and distinguished career.

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JAZZ VILLAGE

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Shahin Novrasli From Baku to New York City

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If going back to the great themes is a rite of passage for most young musicians, in this case the experience entails a particular dimension. First, Shahin Novrasli shows intense creativity, inspired by the music of his homeland. Also, Ahmad Jamal's production, which provides a telepathic rhythm (thanks to drummer Herlin Riley and double bass player James Cammack), symbolizes a wonderful transition: between two generations of musicians, between two centuries, and also between two continents, the West and the East, all this under the loving gaze of their elders, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. The emotion flowing through this album moves in time to the beating heart of jazz.


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REAL WORLD RECORDS

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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett

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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett - renowned for their work together as part of The Gloaming - are two of the most celebrated talents making contemporary music today. Bartlett (aka Doveman) is a highly respected New York based composer/ producer/collaborator. He has worked with Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, The National, Sam Amidon, Adrian Crowley, Nico Muhly, Martha Wainwright and many more. Ó Raghallaigh, from Dublin, has worked with Laurie Anderson, Amiina, Dan Truman, Vincent Moon and has own band, This Is How They Fly. With this new collaboration, they have produced an album of uncommon beauty that clearly emphasizes the complimentary nature of their playing and more than hints at the distinct contribution they make to The Gloaming.


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LE CHANT DU MONDE

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Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology

Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889. His 130th anniversary celebration will give rise to many events around the world. One of the most important will certainly be the exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris from October 2019 to February 2020. This commemorative compilation features the music he composed for his greatest films. It includes the iconic City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator and a selection of his short films. The detailed booklet notes include unpublished photos.

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FEATURING MUSIC FROM • City Lights / Les Lumieres de la Ville • Modern Times / Les Temps Modernes • The Great Dictator / Le Dictateur • The Gold Rush / La Ruee Vers l’Or • Monsieur Verdoux • Limelight / Les Feux de la Rampe • A King in New York / Un Roi à New York • A Dog’s Life / Une Vie de Chien • Shoulder Arms / Charlot Soldat • The Pilgrim / Le Pelerin • The Circus / Le Cirque • The Kid / Le Kid • The Idle Class / Charlot et le Masque de Fer • Pay Day / Jour de Paie • A Day’s Pleasure / Une Journee de Plaisir • Sunnyside / Une Idylle Aux Champs • A Woman of Paris / L’Opinion Publique

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ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC

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City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra GLASS Samurai Marathon Richard Hein

This soundtrack for the film Samurai Marathon, directed by Bernard Rose, is comprised of excerpts of Philip Glass works. Including music from Mishima, Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 and 8, Naqoyqatsi and his operas Akhnaten and Satyagraha, these new recordings are performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Richard Hein.

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ALIA VOX

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Euskal Barrokensemble & Enrike SolinĂ­s Juan Sebastian Elkano The First Voyage Around The World

Alia Vox invites us to journey alongside Juan Sebastian Elkano, a Spanish explorer of Basque origin, who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth between 1519 and 1521. He took command of the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines and returned to Spain with the seventeen remaining members of the 240 man expedition. Enrike Solinis and Euskal Barrokenensemble portray the Basque tradition of the young Elkano, the Villancicos of the New World and the repertoire of Polynesia and the Moluccas.

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CHANNEL CLASSICS

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Ning Feng Virtuosismo Orquesta SinfĂłnica del Principado de Asturias, Rossen Milanov

From his first spectacular performance, the eleven-year-old violin prodigy Niccolò Paganini took Italy and the rest of Europe by storm. His success as a virtuoso was due both to his mysterious, demonic aura and to his unsurpassed technique. Many considered him to be the best violinist of their age. Violinist Ning Feng has also been hailed for his great lyricism, innate musicality and stunning virtuosity. On this release, Feng performs concertos by Paganini, Vieuxtemps, another composer who enjoyed an outstanding career as a virtuoso violinist.

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CHANNEL CLASSICS

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Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy Worthweill Originals Major Arjan Tien

Embarking on a series of recordings of classical originals for symphonic wind band is an adventurous quest. On their second volume, the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Major Arjan Tien decided to compile German-Austrian gems. From Beethoven (1810) to Hindemith (1951), this program illustrates the development and expansion of the symphonic wind band across nearly 150 years.

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CHANNEL CLASSICS

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Rick Stotijn Reports from the Low Country

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This program showcases the broad stylistic spectrum of Dutch music. Spanning a period of more than fifty years, it focuses on the double bass. Contemporary composers Louis Andriessen, Hans Kox, Martijn Padding and Michel van der Aa have all enriched the double bass repertoire. In their works, the instrument takes the solo role in a concerto with orchestra, is heard in a small ensemble and even on its own. Andriessen, the best known Dutch composer today, wrote his Elegy for Cello or Double Bass and Piano in 1950, while Kox's Four Studies for Double Bass Solo dates from 1988. The most recent pieces on this recording are Reports from the Low Country by Padding and For the time being by Michel Van der Aa. The entire recital is played with virtuosity and style by Rick Stotijn.


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CHANNEL CLASSICS

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Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Candida Thompson TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade ARENSKY String Quartet No.2

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Tchaikovsky's Serenade is one of the most beautiful of all works for string ensemble, and it has been frequently performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta since its establishment in 1988. Arensky wrote his String Quartet No.2 in memory of the composer, with whom he was friends. Arensky's homage overflows with melancholy and dark tone colors. The middle movement, based on a song by Tchaikovsky, was later arranged by Arensky for string orchestra. Amsterdam Sinfonietta took upon itself to arrange and perform the entire quartet. In Tchaikovsky's footsteps, Arensky made use here of religious chant and motifs from Russian folk music.


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EVIDENCE CLASSICS

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Ensemble Aedes & Mathieu Romano Brel & Barbara - A Cappella

Ensemble Aedes aims to interpret all music, regardless of genre or era. Led by Mathieu Romano, the choir deviates from their classical path to pay tribute to Barbara and Jacques Brel through a selection of their finest songs in brand new arrangements. Far from the usual covers, these recreations combine the best of a cappella art with the passion of French chanson.

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HARMONIA MUNDI

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Swedish Radio Symphony & Daniel Harding BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem Matthias Goerne (baritone), Christiane Karg (soprano), Swedish Radio Choir

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Ein deutsches Requiem, Brahms's longest choral work, was composed during three different periods of his life but completed between 1865 and 1868, perhaps as a result of the death of the composer's mother. It is a sacred work, but non-liturgical. It features text chosen by Brahms from the German Lutheran Bible, with passages from both the Old and New Testament. However, it does not include material about the Last Judgment, and was written primarily (according to Brahms), to comfort the living. On this recording, soloists Christiane Karg and Matthias Goerne are joined by the Swedish Radio Choir and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, all under the direction of maestro Daniel Harding.


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HARMONIA MUNDI

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Pablo Heras-Casado FALLA El sombrero de tres picos, El amor brujo Marina Heredia (vocals), Mahler Chamber Orchestra

The two splendid works on this album were the result of Manuel de Falla's encounter with the husband-and-wife team of dramatists MartĂ­nez Sierra-LejĂĄrraga. El amor brujo takes us to the very heart of the flamenco repertory and the brilliant pantomime, El sombrero de tres picos, whose sets and costumes were originally designed by Picasso 100 years ago, are magnificently actualized by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of maestro Pablo Heras-Casado.

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HARMONIA MUNDI

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Emmanuelle Bertrand BACH Complete Cello Suites

To record Bach's six Cello Suites was Emmanuelle Bertrand's most cherished dream. Her new recording features an exceptional instrument, built by Carlo Tononi in Venice in 1730. This cello, with its deep and powerful sound, has been set up in 'Baroque' style (with gut strings and bow to match). In Bertrand's hands it proves to be the perfect choice for tackling one of the most impressive monuments in all western music.

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HARMONIA MUNDI

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The Boston Camerata & Anne AzĂŠma Free America! Early Songs of Resistance and Rebellion

Artistic Director Anne AzĂŠma leads The Boston Camerata, currently celebrating its 65th anniversary, in a program featuring 18th century songs of resistance and rebellion of the young American republic. During a time when American ideals were undergoing deep challenges, this program, which features composers such as Billings and Ingalls, celebrates the vital and life-affirming sounds of the new nation as its citizens sang and played forth their love of freedom and their rejection of tyranny.

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HARMONIA MUNDI

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Les Cris de Paris & Geoffroy Jourdain Passions

Alternating between transcendental secular music and theatrical sacred music, this latest recording from Geoffroy Jourdain invites us to explore the many expressions of human passion. Built around several settings of the Crucifixus (including Antonio Lotti's extraordinarily intense versions), Les Cris de Paris invite listeners to walk the Via Dolorosa to the very heart of Venetian Baroque music.

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie LULLY Atys All those present at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in January 1987 have a vivid memory of this key moment when an amazed France rediscovered a hitherto forgotten genre: the tragédie en musique. An unprecedented triumph on stage, followed by an international success on record, Atys was also the starting point for a new view of French Baroque music. To mark the 40th anniversary of Les Arts Florissants, this copiously illustrated CD-book pays tribute to the pioneering work of William Christie and his team.

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie CHARPENTIER Médée Following the success of his opera David et Jonathas, Charpentier produced Médée for the Royal Academy of Music – his one and only sublime example of the "tragédie lyrique" to reach that much-coveted platform. With a libretto by Thomas Corneille, this powerful work has entered the modern-day repertoire thanks to the historic 1984 revival by Les Arts Florissants led by William Christie. The young Baroque ensemble was then at the start of their career, but a champion of this composer from the outset. This reissue celebrates the ensemble's 40th anniversary.

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie RAMEAU Les Indes galantes A signature work for Les Arts Florissants, Les Indes galantes owes much of its lasting success with the public to the seductive charm of its music and to a trio of memorable stage productions (directed by Alfredo Arias, Heinz Spoerli, and Andrei Serban, respectively). Rameau's celebrated opéra-ballet remains today one of the most beloved and joyful works in the entire Baroque repertoire. This reissue celebrates the ensemble's 40th anniversary.

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HYPERION RECORDS

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Pavel Kolesnikov CHOPIN Impromptus, Waltzes & Mazurkas

Pavel Kolesnikov's deep affinity with the music of Chopin is once again on display on this new Hyperion release. His immaculate performances on this intelligently planned recital build towards the epic F minor Fantasy, and can only enhance the listener's appreciation of this much-loved repertoire.

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HYPERION RECORDS

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Gerald Finley & Julius Drake SCHUBERT Schwanengesang BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge

This recording from Gerald Finley and Julius Drake features an inspired coupling of two contrasting, yet complementary, sets of "swan songs." Despite the three decades in age that separate Brahms and Schubert at the time of writing, both are among their very final works and are poignant reflections on the transience of life.

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HYPERION RECORDS

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Andrey Gugnin SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes & Piano Sonatas

Hyperion is thrilled to welcome the exceptional Andrey Gugnin to the label. Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, he offers a spectacular all-Shostakovich program built around the two Piano Sonatas. The recording aptly demonstrates Gugnin's electrifying pianism.

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HYPERION RECORDS

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The London Haydn Quartet HAYDN String Quartets Opp.71 & 74

The London Haydn Quartet continue their critically acclaimed series celebrating their namesake, which The Guardian raves has, "too many pleasures to enumerate." Haydn wrote his six Apponyi quartets in 1793 for performance during his second London visit the following year. This is a world in which the members of The London Haydn Quartet are very much at home, and they bring all their usual attentive enthusiasm to these masterpieces.

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KING'S COLLEGE

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge Evensong Live 2019 - Anthems & Canticles Sir Stephen Cleobury

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge continues their Evensong Live series with a new collection of popular anthems and canticles by British composers. Recorded live across 2018 and 2019 during choral services at the famous chapel, this album includes beloved pieces by Hubert Parry, William Walton, Charles Villiers Stanford, William Byrd, Judith Weir and Gerald Finzi.

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LSO LIVE

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner SCHUMANN Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 London Symphony Orchestra

Following the success of his Mendelssohn cycle on LSO Live, Sir John Eliot Gardiner turns to the music of Robert Schumann, launching an exploration of his symphonic works that begins with his Second and Fourth symphonies and a rare glimpse of his only opera. Sir John Eliot Gardiner believes "every opportunity to perform the Schumann symphonies is an opportunity to marvel at their extraordinary profusion of ideas and poetic expression and to explore their kaleidoscopic originality. Each time it gives one a chance to vindicate Schumann as a master of symphonic form and instrumental color."

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LSO LIVE

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Sir Simon Rattle This is Rattle

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Sir Simon Rattle's return to London heralded a new era for the LSO. The ten day festival that opened his inaugural season as the Orchestra's Music Director wowed critics and audiences alike, going on to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society award in the 'Concert Series & Festivals' category. This film captures Rattle's very first performance as Music Director; a program in which British composers took center stage. The world-premiere of Helen Grime's Fanfares, which became the first movement of the work Woven Space, opened the concert before violinist Christian Tetzlaff took to the stage to perform the concerto written for him in 2010 by Harrison Birtwistle. Two more works close to Rattle's heart followed: Thomas Adès' Asyla and the pocket-sized Symphony No.3 by the late Oliver Knussen. Finally, Rattle's stunning interpretation of the Enigma Variations brought the concert to a close and then the audience to its feet, filling the Barbican Hall with rapturous applause.


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LSO LIVE

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London Symphony Orchestra LSO Live at 20

In 1999, the London Symphony Orchestra became the first orchestra to launch its own record label. 20 years later, we celebrate some the greatest recordings on LSO Live. This collection features popular and critically acclaimed recordings from Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Gianandrea Noseda.

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MARIINSKY

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Mariinsky Orchestra & Valery Gergiev TCHAIKOVSKY Symphonies Nos.4 & 5

Valery Gergiev is widely recognized as the greatest modern interpreter of Tchaikovsky's music, and the Mariinsky Orchestra holds a peerless reputation in this repertoire. Together, they deliver definitive interpretations of Tchaikovsky's Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, recorded at Salle Pleyel in Paris during January 2010.

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MIRARE

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Pierre Hantaï SCARLATTI Harpsichord Sonatas Vol.6

Domenico Scarlatti was born in 1685 – the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Only a small fraction of his compositions were published during his lifetime; his 555 keyboard Sonatas were published long after his death. These virtuosic single movement works display remarkable harmonic originality. Pierre Hantaï is recognized as one of the most notable harpsichordists of his generation. The previous five volumes of his dazzling cycle of Scarlatti Sonatas received strong critical acclaim. This long-awaited sixth volume continues to set a new standard for these works.

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LA DOLCE VOLTA

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Florian Noack PROKOFIEV Visions Fugitives

Pianist Florian Noack creates a gripping musical portrait of Prokofiev. His prodigious virtuosity makes light of the percussive provocations of the Piano Sonata No.6 and the furious outbursts of the Russian composer's Études. Nor does he forget that Prokofiev, a genius of melody, is equally capable of leading the listener into the unprecedented worlds of his Visions Fugitives.

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Michael Dalberto BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas - Pathétique, Funèbre, Moonlight, Appassionata, Op.111

On his first CD for La Dolce Volta, pianist Michel Dalberto invites us on a breathtaking journey into Beethoven’s ever-changing universe. He has chosen five sonatas from different periods. They reveal, in the Dalberto's own words, the "gigantic scope of the composer's imagination."

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Anne Quéffelec MOZART Piano Sonatas K.331, 332 & 333

"The inexpressible depth of all music, by virtue of which it floats past us as a paradise quite familiar and yet eternally remote, is so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable." For Anne Quéffelec, this quote by Schopenhauer evokes the essence of mystery which infuses Mozart's solo piano works as well as the sister sonatas K331, 332, 333. Closely related to each other, but different nevertheless, they are flooded with light, freedom, glee and nostalgia.

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David Kadouch Révolution

Composers' revolutions have been as much personal as political. The gigantic fresco of history is made up of tiny moments of life. On this recording, David Kadouch demonstrates that music can express this phenomenon by being both the infinitely small and the infinitely large.

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RUBICON CLASSICS

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Jennifer Johnston A Love Letter To Liverpool Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Alisdair Hogarth

One of the world's most sought after and in demand mezzo sopranos, Jennifer Johnston's career takes her to the world's greatest opera houses working with some of the greatest conductors and singers or our time. Featuring the iTunes No.1 hit single "You'll Never Walk Alone," this album is a deeply personal and affectional musical love-letter to her native Liverpool.

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Lea Birringer Di tanti palpiti

In contrast to their debut album of sonatas by Franck and Grieg, on this album violinist Lea Birringer, alongside her pianist sister Esther Birringer, offer a sparkling virtuosic recital of some of the most famous showpieces for violin and piano. From serious to lighthearted, these works are a test of a violinist’s technical prowess as well as being great fun to listen to - especially when performed with such artistry.

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Ivana Gavric Origins

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The idea for this album came about some years ago when Ivana Gavric attended a performance of Haydn’s Piano Concerto No.11. While reading the program notes, she was struck by the suggestion that the concerto’s Rondo all’ungarese was, despite its title, thought to be based on a Croatian or Bosnian folk melody. "This got me very excited, due to my heritage: I was born in Sarajevo, a small city that is a melting-pot of cultures, nationalities, architecture, arts, history and humor. The region’s culture is incredibly rich and diverse, and I am always keen to celebrate this," said Gavric. This concerto, together with solo piano works in homage to Haydn by leading French composers, frames the world premiere recording of Cheryl Francis Hoad’s piano concerto. Hoad was inspired by Haydn and the traditional Bosnian folk song "Kad ja pođjoh na Bentbaša." This album bridges the folk songs of Ivana’s childhood to the music of her professional life and beautifully reflects her varied heritage.


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ATOS Trio BEETHOVEN Piano Trios Vol.1

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Beethoven, already in demand in Vienna's musical circles, reinforced his position in the imperial city with the publication of his three Piano Trios, Op.1 in 1795. He regularly returned to the piano trio medium over the next fifteen years, outlining a chilling vision of the supernatural in his "Ghost" Trio and emulating the warmth and charm of folk music in its companion piece, the Piano Trio in E flat. Founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer and pianist Thomas Hoppe, the ATOS Trio strives to convey the spirit of string quartet playing to the piano trio realm. Never shying from extremes, the ensemble aims to push limits when it comes to sound and dynamics and is known for its honesty of interpretation.

ATOS Trio BEETHOVEN Piano Trios Vol.2

The joy of making music radiates from the ATOS Trio. The ensemble, founded in 2003, regularly appears at the world’s most prestigious venues and also runs its own concert series in Berlin's culturally diverse NeukÜlln district, introducing new audiences to the piano trio repertoire. This program takes wings with the soaring opening bars of Beethoven's Op.1 No.1, explores the personal emotional landscape of the Piano Trio in C minor, and concludes with the spacious nobility of the "Archduke".

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