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The Heifetz / Piatigorsky Concerts: Album Collection
SONY MASTERWORKS, 2013
The renowned artists, violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, joined forces in 1949 at Chicago's Ravinia Festival. Twelve years later, and now good friends, both artists were in semi-retirement from the concert stage, yet enjoyed their evenings of chamber music with friends. Here they conceived The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts as a way to share their love of chamber music with the public. They aimed to present repertoire not ...
The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.60 - Works of Dubois
The French pianist Cedric Tiberghien has made several highly acclaimed recital and chamber recordings. Now he joins the impressive roster of pianists who have contributed to Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series. On this release, Tiberghien is accompanied by Andrew Manze and the BBC Scottish Symphony in three works by Théodore Dubois that present a captivating panorama of the composer's stylistic evolution. The Concerto-capriccioso of 1876 ...
Puccini - La Boheme / Pavarotti, Scotto, Niska, Wixell, Plishka, Levine, Metropolitan Opera
Deutsche Grammophon, 2011
Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto, and Ingvar Wixell star in this Metropolitan Opera production of the Puccini opera conducted by James Levine.
Chip Davis Presents: Renaissance Holiday
Chip Davis and London Symphony Orchestra
American Gramaphone, 1998
1998 release from Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller) who collaborates with members of MS and other artists. Renaissance Holiday is a cool variation on the traditional "Fresh Aire" sound. Mannheim Steamroller tackles olde Renaissance music in their familiar style, and while that occasionally can sound a little strange -- this was not music made to be played by synthesizers -- it is very, very intriguing and a very refreshing spin on their ...
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (CD+DVD)
Nonesuch presents pianist Jeremy Denk's recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations . A companion DVD accompanies the album and contains video liner notes with Denk demonstrating passages on the piano as he explains certain details of the iconic piece. The beloved Bach work has long been a staple of Denk's repertoire and his performances have received critical praise. The New York Times has remarked on his "profound affinity with Bach, " and ...
Verve Presents: Very Best of Christmas Jazz
Umvd Labels, 2001
Chamber & Piano Works
Augusta Read THOMAS
Nimbus Records, 2014
Among today s composers, Augusta Read Thomas has remained consistent in blazing her own path. In this she has undoubtedly been aided by her cosmopolitan training, having studied with Alan Stout (Northwestern University), Oliver Knussen (Tanglewood), and Jacob Druckman (Yale University), as well as one final year in London at the Royal Academy of Music. This second volume in a series devoted to Thomas music presents six works for various chamber ...
For Now I Am Winter
Mercury Classics, 2013
The major label debut of Icelandic composer Olafur Arnaldss features 12 original breathtaking surreal tracks. On this album, composer Nico Muhly provided orchestral arrangements, and for the first time Arnalds introduces vocals to his soundworld. Icelandic singer Arnor Dan can be heard on four tracks. Fresh off lauded performances at Iceland Airwaves, including an intimate KEXP live broadcast performance, Arnalds continues to steadily build ...
Cedille Records, 2013
The world's first lullabies were simple songs sung or hummed by parents cradling their infants and rocking them to sleep. After the birth of violinist Rachel Barton Pine's first child in 2011 she could find no existing collection of classical violin lullaby scores or recordings, so she set about gathering sheet music from libraries around the world and recording her own versions with pianist Matthew Hagle. Familiar tunes and new discoveries ...
Cartellieri: Complete Symphonies
Cpo Records, 2012
Little is known about Cartellieri's life. He was born in Gdansk to an Italian father and German mother who were traveling vocalists, and spent his formative years in Berlin and Vienna. As a pupil of Salieri and Albrechtsberger in Vienna, he quickly launched his career and in 1796 obtained a post as court music director to Prince Lobkowitz, an avid patron of music and the theater and a great promoter of Beethoven. Incidentally, it was on the ...
Richafort: Requiem & other sacred music
This release presents music associated with the renaissance master Josquin Des Prez, a composer who towers above all others in the first part of the sixteenth century. Numerous works that were attributed to him have now been proven to be by his contemporaries and successors, including the central work on this recording, Jean Richafort's expansive and beautiful Requiem. It is performed with affecting clarity by the all-male vocal group ...
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Super Deluxe)
Decca Records, 2012
DECCA is very proud to present the most comprehensive Ring edition ever assembled. The centrepiece of DECCAs celebrations of Sir Georg Soltis centenary is a limited-edition [individually numbered], newly-remastered, luxury edition of The greatest recording of all time! (BBC Music Magazine, January 2012) Soltis recording of Wagner s epic music-drama Der Ring des Nibelungen was a recording project on a scale without precedent and the first-ever ...
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven
SONY MASTERWORKS, 2012
Thirty years on, renowned Beethoven specialist, Rudolf Buchbinder presents his second complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas, this time recorded live at Dresden's Semperoper. Beethoven and Buchbinder is an event like Bach and Glenn Gould, like Johann Strauss and The Vienna Philharmonic. Says Buchbinder, "I have been able to discover a different Beethoven, richer and more multi-layered. It is Beethoven himself who demands this freedom from ...
Bruckner: Symphony No.7
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion is delighted to present Donald Runnicles, chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, in his debut on the label. Runnicles commands his orchestra in Bruckner's most popular symphony - repertoire that is at the heart of his musical life, and in which he has few living equals. Recent concerts of the works of Bruckner and Wagner have received the highest critical praise, acknowledging the orchestra and their conductor as ...
Symphony No. 6
Royal Flemish Philharmonic, 2013
The second CD in the Belgian Boutique series combines works by two composers from the south of Belgium. First there is the mystical, Wagnerian Sixth Symphony by Jewish composer Adolphe Samuel, in which he presents the story of the Creation. Then there is Joseph Jongen's last orchestral piece, the neo-impressionist Three Symphonic Movements. A modern and stylistically flexible symphony orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic demonstrates an ...
Summon The Heroes
John [Film Composer] Williams
Summon The Heroes by John Williams
This Is It (Single-Disc Edition)
Sony Music Entertainment, 2009
The CD features the original album masters of some of Michael's biggest hits such as "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Human Nature," and "Thriller" arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of "This Is It," the original and an orchestral version. "This Is It" is featured in the film's closing sequence and includes backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons. Also included with the album ...
Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil
'Ondine brings us the release of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil follows several earlier releases featuring the acclaimed Latvian Radio Choir under its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sigvards K?ava. Inspired by the words, music and atmosphere of Russian Orthodox worship, Rachmaninov created with his Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (ODE 1151-5) and his All-Night Vigil two supreme examples of choral writing but also music of uplifting ...
Tabakova: String Paths
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
ECM New Series, 2013
ECM New Series presents the first full album devoted to the music of Dobrinka Tabakova, a composer born in Bulgaria in 1980 but raised from a young age in London. In Tabakova music richly melodic, texturally sensuous, often emotionally radiant there resides the new and the familiar, or rather the familiar within the new, and vice versa; there are the spirits of East and West coursing through the pieces, usually hand in hand; and just as the ...
Moeran: Cello Concerto / Serenade / Lonely Waters / Whythorne's Shadow
The Cello Concerto is one of Anglo-Irish composer E. J. Moeran's most important works. Composed in 1945, its deft scoring and memorable melodic material mark it as a work of his maturity. At its heart is the raptly lyrical and profoundly felt slow movement but the whole concerto reflects the singing qualities of the solo instrument. The much-admired Serenade is heard in the 1996 edition of the original 1948 version with eight movements. Lonely ...
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