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Varèse: The Complete Works
London / Decca, 1998
For a composer who is (now) recognizably part of the 20th-century classical canon, the French émigré Edgard Varèse's output was astoundingly meager. Just 15 compositions from his entire life (he destroyed the compositions from his early years, and was a merciless editor of his own material in general) made it out to the listening world. Varèse was caught in the chasm between the music of yesterday and the music of tomorrow: scoring music ...
Famous Classical Trumpet Concertos
Bach: Missa Breves complete recordings
In the Baroque musical landscape, Pygmalion is the major revelation of these last few years. In the tradition of the greatest conductors, Raphaël Pichon, has realized one of the most accomplished cycles of the 'five' Missae Breves, including the Mass in B minor in its original 'brief' version of 1733. On the occasion of the ensemble's first opera release, Alpha is offering the opportunity to (re)discover the complete cycle at a special price.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / Second Rhapsody For Orchestra with Piano / Klavier / Preludes Unpublished Piano ...
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Second Rhapsody For Orchestra w/ Piano, Klavier, Preludes Unpublished Piano Works
Rias Bach Cantatas Project
This 9-CD boxed set of first releases from the RIAS archives presents the first ever attempt at a recording of the complete Bach cantatas. For everyone who is interested in the history of Bach interpretation and in the development of Germany's post-1945 cultural rebuilding, these recordings represent a significant enrichment. In 1947, Ristenpart established choral and orchestral ensembles at the RIAS Berlin, and together with emerging young ...
Hakan Hardenberger plays Haydn, Hertel, Hummel, Stamitz: Trumpet Concertos
Franz Joseph Haydn
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Hakan Hardenberger possesses a polished technique, a clear tone, and a smooth legato, and his playing is superb. A few examples of questionable musicianship (such as the undue stress he puts on the resolution of trills) point to the fact that he is a not-yet-fully-educated virtuoso. One might prefer a somewhat less bright, more mellow and burnished sound, but the technique and control the trumpeter exhibits are not to be faulted. He offers an ...
The Hollywood Cello: Concert Works from Film composers of the Golden Era
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Soundset Recordings, 2010
One day, as we were searching for duos to play together, my wife and I discovered a sonata for viola and cello by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. It had been published almost 50 years ago and there were only a few copies to be found in libraries around the world. Reading through the piece, we realized its significance and wanted to give it the attention it deserved. At about the same time, I was planning my first commercial recording and decided to ...
The Grainger Edition, Vol. 13: Works for Chamber Ensemble
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
KZ Musik: Encyclopedia of Music Composed in Concentration Camps, CD 1
KZ Musik, 2009
KZ Musik is the most up-to-date and complete CD-Encyclopedia of concentrationary music. All the music was composed between 1933 and 1945. The music was composed by those who were imprisoned, deported, murdered and some who survived. KZ Musik is the result of extensive research by Italian pianist and conductor Francesco Lotoro. Each CD booklet contains a profile of the Authors, their works and the Camps where the music was composed
Aquitania: Christmas Music from Aquitanian Monasteries (12th Century)
Music for Kbd Instrs Realized By Cmpt
Neos/Forced Exposure, 2008
Hymns & Songs of the Church
Orlando Gibbons' exquisite tunes and rock-solid bass-lines for the first English hymn-book, Hymnes and Songs of the Church , were written to be sung and played both at home and in church. Specially realized by Antony Pitts and Alexander L'Estrange for thi
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
LSO Live, 2005
Although it was written at a time of great optimism in the Soviet Union with the Nazis in retreat, Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is imbued with a deep sense of sorrow and fear of the future. Whereas the authorities expected a victorius anthem, Shostakovich appeared too affected by the bloody cost of the war. Mstislav Rostropovich again proves that no other conductor is able to so intimately understand the feelings of his dear friend.
Lejaren Hiller: A Total Matrix of Possibilities
Concord String Quartet
New World Records, 2008
Lejaren Hiller (1924 1994) was a musically eclectic composer, often combining several different types of techniques in the same piece. In the mid-sixties, he asserted that his, "objective in composing music by means of computer programming is not the immediate realization of an aesthetic unity, but the providing and evaluating of techniques whereby this goal can eventually be realized." In this sense Hiller was a forward-looking composer, in ...
Decca Opera: Wagner Der Fliegende Hollander
Christoph von Dohnányi
Singers, conductor, chorus, orchestra and engineers combine to make this the most successful recording of the work to date. In consequence its revolutionary character is fully realized. With the Vienna Philharmonic responding to Dohnányis precise and energizing beat from start to finish the sea does really seem to course through the score as Wagner intended. - Gramophone
Malcolm Goldstein: A Sounding of Sources
New World Records, 2008
Malcolm Goldstein (b. 1936) has been labeled as an improviser and a composer-violinist (or merely a violinist). What this CD once and for all shows is that he is indeed those things, but encompassing them all is the fact that, profoundly, he is a composer. As he points out, At the core of Baroque music was the integration of composition and improvisation, and Goldstein brings the perspective and focus of a seasoned performer to this undertaking. ...
Parry: Choral Masterpieces; Songs of Farewell
Sir Hubert Parry composed some of the most masterful and moving choral music of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. His magnificent coronation anthem for Edward VII, I was glad, and his setting of Blake's mystical poem Jerusalem rightly remain famous, while his Magnificat and Nunc dimittis display his debt to Anglican musical traditions. The Songs of Farewell draw psalms and English poetry together into a charming garland, and Long since in ...
Nyman: String Quartets Nos.1-3
MN Records, 2012
Michael Nyman's three String Quartets were not conceived as a series, as they owe their origins to three very different sets of circumstances. However when the composer heard them together on the 1991 Argo recording featuring the Balanescu Quartet reissued here, he realized that the works had an unintentional but unmistakable consistency of compositional approach. Each work is built around the principle of conflict - not necessarily conflict ...
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Vox (Classical), 1992
Despite the value revisionists pretend to find in MacDowell and his contemporaries, the only really interesting 19th century American composer is the Creole Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who conquered Europe and South America with his colorful music and extravaganza piano performances. These recordings aren't new, and they don't include any of his solo piano music. But they do include some of Gottschalk's most characteristic music, in performances ...
Wergo Germany, 2003
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