1 CD / Arte Nova / 2008-05-13Works: Igor Stravinsky: Movements (3) from Pétrouchka; Béla Bartók: Dance Suite for piano, Sz. 77, (reduced from orchestral score); Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo; Maurice Ravel: La valse
Performers: Cabassi, Davide
Piano transcriptions of orchestral works were long regarded as an insignificant genre, but ambitious transcriptions were actually works of art in their own right. Proof...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2008-04-08Works: Igor Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes; Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra
Conductors: Francis, Alun
Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Alun Francis has conducted the major English orchestras including the BBC Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the City...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-11-14Works: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Conductors: Gielen, Michael
Ensemble: Europa ChorAkademie
In 1909 Maurice Ravel received a commission from the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev for a ballet for his already legendary ensemble, the Ballets Russes, which...continue...
2 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-08-08Works: Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo; Nights in the gardens of Spain; Danza del molinero (from "El sombrero de tres picos")
Performers: Castro, Ricardo
Conductors: Leaper, Adrian
Ensemble: Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
At the request of the Spanish dancer Pastora Imperia, Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) composed the ballet 'El amor brujo' in 1914/15. In the following year,...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-06-13Works: Leonard Bernstein: Candide; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; On the Waterfront; Fancy Free, ballet
Performers: Heath, Dennis; Montgomery, David; Sima, Camelia
Conductors: Montgomery, David
Ensemble: Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
In 1944 the dancer-choreographer Jerome Robbins discovered in the young, still-unknown Leonard Bernstein a partner whose gifts and artistic inclinations made a fortunate match with...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-06-13Works: Erwin Schulhoff: Ogelala, ballet, WV 64; Suite, for orchestra, Op. 37; Symphony no 2
Conductors: Dohnányi, Oliver v.; Viotti, Marcello
Ensemble: ; Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Born in 1894, Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff was a prodigy whose life was cut tragically short. He died in 1942 in the Nazi concentration camp...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-05-09Works: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments; Music for the Theatre, suite for small orchestra; Samuel Barber: Capricorn Concerto, for flute, oboe, trumpet & strings, Op. 21
Performers: Friedrich, Reinhold [Trumpet]; Schnoller, Isabelle; Zoboli, Omar
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher
Ensemble: Basel Chamber Orchestra
"Christopher Hogwood leads near ideal performances...and they respond well to his crisp, period-instrument-influenced approach...wholly remarkable." -ClassicsToday...continue...
2 CD / Arte Nova / 2005-04-12Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84; Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62; Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138; Ruins of Athens, Op. 113; Leo...
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra
"Of course what is what Beethoven is supposed to sound like. All the warmth, the breath, the depth, the height, the solemnity, the hilarity, the...continue...