2 CD / Arte Nova / 2007-11-13Works: Joseph Starzer: Divertimento for 2 violins, viola & cello in A minor; Anton Ferdinand Tietz: Quartet for Strings in G major (no 1 of the Trois Quatuors 1802); Sonata for violin & piano in F sharp min...
Performers: Ermakova, Irina; Reva, Vladimir; Rubacha, Eugeni
Ensemble: Russian Baroque Ensemble
Tsarina Catherine II "The Great" (1762–96) was a great patron of the arts; she inspired composers and even wrote opera libretti herself. Under Catherine, many...continue...
3 CD / Arte Nova / 2007-10-09Works: George Frederick Handel: Concerti Grossi (12), Op. 6, HWV 319-330
Performers: Anka, Dana; Bagrinstev, Alexander; Carbow, Ekkehard; Smerd, Marianne
Conductors: Klein, Emil
Ensemble: Hamburg Soloists
In the 1730s and '40s, the concerto grosso form reached the summit of its popularity and distribution in England. Handel responded with twelve Concerti Grossi,...continue...
2 CD / Arte Nova / 2007-09-04Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Barrell, David; Edgar-Wilson, Richard; Lees, Benjamin [Composer]; Lester, Harold; Liebeck, Anne
Conductors: Pople, Ross
Ensemble: Tallis Chamber Choir
Handel's Messiah is not only one of the most famous works in the oratorio literature, but without doubt is also the best-known work by its...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-09-12Works: Leos Janácek: Idyll for Strings; Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet, JW 7/10; Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2
Performers: Beckett, Edward; Jennings, Anthony; Messiter, Malcolm; Pike, Anthony; Skinner, Richard [Bassoon]; Taylor, Derek
Conductors: Pople, Ross
Ensemble: London Festival Orchestra
In a colorfully pained peasant trunk, Leos Janacek's pupil Bfietislav Bakala discovered the long-forgotten earliest orchestral works of his teacher: the 'Suite for Strings' (around...continue...
1 CD / Arte Nova / 2006-08-08Works: Franz Liszt: Missa Solemnis (Graner Mass), for soloists, chorus & orchestra (or piano), S. 9 (LW I2)
Performers: Bizimeche-Eisinger, Lilia; Flechter, Guy; Schmidt, Johannes; Werster, Anne-Marguerite
Conductors: Grimbert, Jacques
Ensemble: Paris-Sorbonne University Chorus
In 1855, Liszt was commissioned to compose a mass for the consecration of the Basilica in Esztergom, some ninety kilometers away from Budapest. Although Liszt's...continue...