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Uri Caine is one of the few artists at home in jazz clubs, vaudevilles, classical concert halls, and at the opera. A knowledgeable master of both serious and light music, his artistic creativity and joy of experimentation seem unending. Through his interpretations, not only do Bach and Beethoven sound unexpectedly new, but also Gershwin, the popular songs of the Tin Pan Alley, and the great American songbook. This new CD, subtitled the "Shortlist," presents highlights from 1992 - 2015.
Uri Caine's composer projects are in a league by themselves.
Uri Caine is one of the few artists at home in jazz clubs, vaudevilles, classical concert halls, and at the opera. This new CD, subtitled the "Shortlist," presents highlights from 1992 - 2015.
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F.J. Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76/1-6 / Doric String Quartet
Willem Jeths (b.1959): Symphony No. 1; Recorder Concerto / Karin Strobos, mezzo-soprano; Erik Bosgraaf, recorder; Netherlands Radio PO, Edo de Waart
Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915): String Quintet No. 1; Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936): String Quintet / Gringolts Quartet; Christian Poltéra, cello
Viri Galilaei: Favourite Anthems from Merton - works by Tallis, Elgar, Morley, Rutter, Parry, Byrd, Quilter, Finzi et al. / Choir of Merton College, Oxford; Peter Shepherd, organ
J.S. Bach: Psalm 51 BWV 1083 (after Pergolesi's Stabat Mater); Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus RV 608 / Céline Scheen, soprano; Damien Guillon, countertenor; Le Banquet Céleste
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Stances du Cid - Airs de Cour, plus works by Michel Lambert (1610-1696), Jacques Morel (fl.1700-1749); Couperin / Cyril Auvity, tenor; L'Yriade
Duet - for voices by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Cornelius / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Willaim Berger, baritone; Iain Burnside, piano
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Overtures & Dances / USSR SO, Evgeny Svetlanov
Elena Langer (b.1974): Landscape with Three People; Ariadne; John Donne Song / Anna Dennis, soprano; William Towers, countertenor; Nicholas Daniel, oboe