Notes & Reviews:
By 1939 Marian Anderson was feted worldwide, but a concert planned for Washington's Constitution Hall was blocked for one reason: she was black. With Eleanor Roosevelt's support the concert took place instead on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was a triumph - now, perhaps, too little recalled. This release would be merited simply because it is music- making of the highest order, but this is more - it's an important piece of American history. The Copenhagen Concert is a further triumph. Held in especially high regard in Scandinavia (Sibelius adapted some of his works for her), Anderson basks in the audience's affection.
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Nancarrow: Quartets and Studies / Arditti Quartet
Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]
Chicago Symphony Orch - Reiner/Stokowski/Hindemith [DVD]
Tangos for Piano from Latin America and Europe - Works by Albeniz, Cervantes, Gardel, Mignone, Mompou, Nazareth, Piazzolla, Salgan, Satie, Stravinsky, Weil, Wolpe, et al. / Marcel Worms, piano
Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931): Sacred Works, "Sonnengesang" / Christian Schmitt, organ; Ivan Monighetti, cello; Philipp Ahmann, Elbtonal Percussion; NDR Chor
Sebastian Fagerlund (b.1972): Bassoon Concerto; Kalevi Aho (b.1949): Bassoon Concerto / Bram van Sambeek, bassoon; Okku Kamu; Dima Slobodeniouk, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
On My New Piano - Mozart: Sonata K.159; Scarlatti: Sonatas L.413 & L.23; Beethoven: 32 Variations in c minor; Chopin: Ballade, Op. 23; Wagner / Daniel Barenboim's first solo recording on his new concert grand Barenboim-Maene
17th Century Xacaras and Dances - "Dos Estrellas le Siguen" / Jairo Serrano; Carlos Serrano; Julian Navarro; Elisabeth Wright; Musica Ficta
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585): Motets & Songs / Andrew Carwood, The Cardinall's Musick