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György Kurtág: Kafka Fragments
György Kurtág: Kafka Fragments

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-10-09

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BIS 2175
Sally Beamish: The Singing
Sally Beamish: The Singing

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-10-09

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BIS 2156
Im schönen Strome: Heine Lieder - Schumann, Liszt, Franz
Im schönen Strome: Heine Lieder - Schumann, Liszt, Franz

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-10-09

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BIS 2143
Adrian Jones: Nybyggnan
Adrian Jones: Nybyggnan

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-10-09

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BIS 2119
Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works
Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-10-09

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BIS 2111
Solitaires - French works for solo piano - Jehan Alain: Prelude (1935); Dutilleux: Piano Sonata; Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus / Kathryn Stott, piano
Solitaires - French works for solo piano - Jehan Alain: Prelude (1935); Dutilleux: Piano Sonata; Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus / Kathryn Stott, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-09-11

Works: Jehan Alain: Prélude et fugue, for piano, JA 87a; Henri Dutilleux: Sonata for piano; Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Olivier Messiaen: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant-Jésus
Performers: Stott, Kathryn [Piano]

From the French piano literature of the first half of the 20th c. Kathryn Stott has selected four 'solitaires' - each work occupying a special...continue...
Recording information: Hallé St. Peters, Manchester, England (08/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2148
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 2; In Memoriam; Konzertstück / Ulf Wallin, violin; Deutsches SO Berlin, Kamu
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 2; In Memoriam; Konzertstück / Ulf Wallin, violin; Deutsches SO Berlin, Kamu

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-09-11

Works: Max Bruch: Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor, Op. 44; In Memoriam, adagio for violin & orchestra, Op. 65; Konzertstück (Allegro appassionata & Adagio), for violin & orchestra/piano in F sharp ...
Performers: Wallin, Ulf
Conductors: Kamu, Okko; Kamu, , Okko
Ensemble: Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin

Supported by the eminent Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and conductor Okko Kamu, acclaimed veteran BIS-recording violinist Ulf Wallin offers a three-work, three-decade span of a program...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany (05/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2069
Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos 2, Op. 13 & 3, Op. 44/1; Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 / Escher String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos 2, Op. 13 & 3, Op. 44/1; Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 / Escher String Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-09-11

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13; Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81; Scherzo for string quartet in A minor, Op. 81/2; Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1
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Ensemble: Escher String Quartet

In 1827, when writing his Quartet in A minor, Op.13, the 18-year-old Felix Mendelssohn was especially interested in Beethoven's late quartets - at a time...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/2014)....continue...
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I skogen - Nordic Songs: Songs by Sibelius, Grieg, Stenhammar, Alfvén / Camilla Tilling, soprano; Paul Rivinius, piano
I skogen - Nordic Songs: Songs by Sibelius, Grieg, Stenhammar, Alfvén / Camilla Tilling, soprano; Paul Rivinius, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-09-11

Works: Jean Sibelius: The North (Norden), song for voice & piano, Op. 90/1; Songs (6), Op. 50; The Wood Nymph (Skogsrået), song for voice & piano; Edvard Grieg: Songs (6), Op. 48; Songs (6), Op. 25; W...
Performers: Rivinius, Paul; Tilling, Camilla [Soprano Vocals]

Already well known to opera audiences worldwide, Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling is also a dedicated and acclaimed recitalist, as noted by reactions in the Sunday...continue...
Recording information: Bavaria Musikstudios, Munich, Germany (09/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2154
Ténor tenore! - French and Italian Opera Arias by Massenet, Bizet, Gounod, Adam, Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi / Yinjia Gong, tenor
Ténor tenore! - French and Italian Opera Arias by Massenet, Bizet, Gounod, Adam, Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi / Yinjia Gong, tenor

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-08-14

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; La Bohème; Turandot; Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; L'elisir d'amore, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigol...
Performers: Gong, Yinjia
Conductors: Lehtinen, Markus
Ensemble: ; Lahti Symphony Orchestra

The myth of the modern tenor was born at an 1837 Paris performance of Rossini's William Tell when Gilbert Duprez first sang a top C...continue...
Recording information: Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland (08/2014/03/2013)....continue...
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BIS 2066
Boris Tishchenko (1939-2010): Piano Sonatas No. 7 (with bells) & No. 8 / Nicolas Stavy, piano
Boris Tishchenko (1939-2010): Piano Sonatas No. 7 (with bells) & No. 8 / Nicolas Stavy, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-08-14

Works: Boris Tishchenko: Sonata no 7 for piano with bells in C major, Op. 85; Sonata for Piano no 8, Op. 99
Performers: Gengembre, Jean-Claude [Bells]; Stavy, Nicolas [Piano]

Composer Boris Tishchenko's prolific output includes, importantly, eleven piano sonatas: the First, his Op.3, the final his last completed score. Most are extensive, almost symphonic...continue...
Recording information: Église Évangélique Saint-Marcel, Paris, France (12/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2189
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Metamorphoseon / Liège PO; Neschling
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Metamorphoseon / Liège PO; Neschling

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-08-14

Works: Ottorino Respighi: Metamorphosen modi XII, theme and variations for orchestra, P. 169; Ballata delle gnomidi, symphonic poem, P. 124; Belkis, Queen of Sheba, suite from the ballet, P. 177
Conductors: Neschling, John
Ensemble: Orchestre Philharmonique du Liège

Conductor John Neschling leads the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège on his third Ottorino Respighi disc for BIS. Ballata delle gnomidi (The Ballad of the...continue...
Recording information: Salle Philharmonique, Liège, Belgium (2014)....continue...
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BIS 2130
Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; 'Malédiction' / Alexandre Kantorow, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; 'Malédiction' / Alexandre Kantorow, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Jean-Jacques Kantorow

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-08-14

Works: Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124; Malédiction, for piano & string orchestra (or string sextet), S. 121 (LW H1); Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
Performers: Kantorow, Alexandre
Conductors: Kantorow, Jean-Jacques
Ensemble: Tapiola Sinfonietta

Franz Liszt's two standard repertoire, virtuoso piano concertos, the four-movement, more bravura First and the very intriguingly composed, sectional, single-movement Second, frame the single-movement ...continue...
Recording information: The Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland (11/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2100
J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 / Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki
J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 / Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5); Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Sanctus,...
Performers: Blaze, Robin [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Blaziková, Hana; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; Lunn, Joanne; San'nomiya, Masamitsu; Türk, Gerd; Wakamatsu, Natsumi
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: ; Bach Collegium Japan

The Reformation’s fundamental alterations to traditional forms of church service, had, by Bach's time, resulted in German churches Latin yielding to the country's own language....continue...
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BIS 2081
Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano / Ulf Wallin, violin; Roland Pontinen, piano
Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano / Ulf Wallin, violin; Roland Pontinen, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Franz Liszt: Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de "Le Marin" (I & II), for violin & piano, S. 128 & S. 700h (LW; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, for violin or cello & piano, S. 382; Epithalam zu Eduard R...
Performers: Pöntinen, Roland; Wallin, Ulf

With this recording of a selection of Franz Liszt’s music for violin and piano, Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen aim at expanding our understanding of...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany (04/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2085
Christopher Simpson (c.1605-69): Ayres & Graces / Chelys Viol Consort; Dan Tidhar, chamber organ & harpsichord; James Akers, theorbo & baroque guitar
Christopher Simpson (c.1605-69): Ayres & Graces / Chelys Viol Consort; Dan Tidhar, chamber organ & harpsichord; James Akers, theorbo & baroque guitar

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Christopher Simpson: Ayres (20) for 2 treble viols & 2 bass viols; Divisions for 2 bass viols in F; Divisions in A minor for 3 bass viols; Divisions on a Ground for 2 bass viols in C major
Performers: Akers, James; Tidhar, Dan
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Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols

About Christopher Simpson’s life not much is known except that he was a seminal writer for the viol. Modern violists use his 17th c. manual...continue...
Recording information: Girton College Chapel, Cambridge, England (07/2013)....continue...
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BIS 2153
Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios Opp. 66 & 49 / Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Wu Qian, piano
Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios Opp. 66 & 49 / Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Wu Qian, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
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Ensemble: Sitkovetsky Trio (Piano Trio)

The D minor piano trio (1840), one of the most popular of Felix Mendelssohn’s chamber works, unites the composer’s gift for melody with his textural...continue...
Recording information: St Georges Bristol, England (01/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2109
The Butterfly Lovers Works by Kreisler, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Ma Sicong, Chen Gang & Ho Zhanhao / Lu Siqing, violin; Taipei Chinese Orch.
The Butterfly Lovers Works by Kreisler, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Ma Sicong, Chen Gang & Ho Zhanhao / Lu Siqing, violin; Taipei Chinese Orch.

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Fritz Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois; Henryk Wieniawski: Légende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17; Pablo de Sarasate: Ziegeunerweisen; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'u...
Performers: Lu, Siqing
Conductors: Chung, Yiu-Kwong
Ensemble: ; Taipei Chinese Orchestra

The violin is one of the most warmly embraced of Western instruments by non-Western musical cultures. One example of this is The Butterfly Lovers' Violin...continue...
Recording information: Zhongshan Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan (03/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2104
John Cage: 'Aria'; Fontana Mix; A Chant with Claps; Sonnekus2; Eight Whiskus; A Flower; Experiences No. 2 / Nicholas Isherwood, bass baritone
John Cage: 'Aria'; Fontana Mix; A Chant with Claps; Sonnekus2; Eight Whiskus; A Flower; Experiences No. 2 / Nicholas Isherwood, bass baritone

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: John Cage: Work(s); A Chant with Claps, for chanter & hand-claps; Sonnekus2, for voice solo; Eight Whiskus, for solo voice; A Flower, for voice & closed piano; The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs...
Performers: Isherwood, Nicholas [Bass Baritone Vocals]

Nicholas Isherwood made his début as Lucifer in Stockhausen's Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden, at the age of 25, and has since collaborated closely...continue...
Recording information: Hofstelle Flammer, Küsten, Germany (05/2014)....continue...
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Sempre Libera - arias by Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delives, Puccini, Messager, Verdi Meyerbeer et al. / Miah Persson, soprano; Swedish Radio SO, Harding
Sempre Libera - arias by Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delives, Puccini, Messager, Verdi Meyerbeer et al. / Miah Persson, soprano; Swedish Radio SO, Harding

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Charles Gounod: Faust; Roméo et Juliette; Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1; L&eac...
Performers: Karnéus, Katarina; Persson, Miah; Staples, Andrew
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

To the audiences of many of the world's leading opera houses - the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper - Miah Persson will be well-known as...continue...
Recording information: Berwald Hall, Stockholm (03/31/2014-04/04/2014)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartets No. 1 in E flat major & No. 4 in E minor / Escher String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartets No. 1 in E flat major & No. 4 in E minor / Escher String Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Quartet for Strings in E flat major; Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2
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Ensemble: Escher String Quartet

Founded in 2005, the Escher String Quartet is still a young ensemble as string quartets go. It has nevertheless become established as one of the...continue...
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Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 / Royal Stockholm PO; Oramo
Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 / Royal Stockholm PO; Oramo

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"; Symphony no 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice"
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

The recently released second volume of the Carl Nielsen symphony cycle from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo has already met with acclaim similar...continue...
Recording information: Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden (06/2014)....continue...
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Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
Performers: Apekisheva, Katya; Rysanov, Maxim; Sitkovetsky, Alexander
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leading violist Maxim Rysanov and fellow musicians play Bohuslav Martinu's four later works for viola, all composed during his USA residence (1940-56) and all of...continue...
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Yoshihiro Kanno (b.1953): Light, Water, Rainbow - works for piano with Japanese percussion and/or electronics / Noriko Ogawa, piano
Yoshihiro Kanno (b.1953): Light, Water, Rainbow - works for piano with Japanese percussion and/or electronics / Noriko Ogawa, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Yoshihiro Kanno: Angel's Ladder, The Remains of the Light 3, for piano & computer; A Particle of Light, for piano & Nambu bell; A Particle of Water, for piano & myochin hibashi; A Particle of Rainbow...
Performers: Ogawa, Noriko

In the compositions of Yoshihiro Kanno (b. 1953) he bases himself on three idioms: Western instrumental music, Japanese traditional instruments and computer music. Combining these...continue...
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Sebastian Fagerlund (b.1972): Violin Concerto 'Darkness in Light'; Ignite, for orchestra / Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Finnish Radio SO, Lintu
Sebastian Fagerlund (b.1972): Violin Concerto 'Darkness in Light'; Ignite, for orchestra / Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Finnish Radio SO, Lintu

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Sebastian Fagerlund: Concerto for Violin ("Darkness in Light"); Ignite, for orchestra
Performers: Kuusisto, Pekka
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu
Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The style in which the Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund composes might be described as 'magic realism', combining elements of surrealism with factual narrative. Drawing upon...continue...
Recording information: Helsinki Music Centre, Finland....continue...
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete Ballet); Pavane / Rotterdam PO, Nézet-Séguin
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete Ballet); Pavane / Rotterdam PO, Nézet-Séguin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; Pavane pour une infante défunte
Performers: Hurel, Juliette; Merwe, Martin van de
Conductors: Nézet-Séguin, Yannick
Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

When Maurice Ravel in 1909 was commissioned by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev to write a score based on the ancient Greek novel Daphnis and...continue...
Recording information: De Doelen Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands....continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 16 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 16 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451; Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450; Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: ; Die Kölner Akademie

In May 1784, shortly after completing the two piano concertos recorded here, Mozart described them in a letter to his father as 'concertos which are...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (12/2013)....continue...
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Fleurs: Songs on Floral Themes, by Purcell, Schumann, Britten, Schubert, Debussy et al. / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Joseph Middleton, piano
Fleurs: Songs on Floral Themes, by Purcell, Schumann, Britten, Schubert, Debussy et al. / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Joseph Middleton, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Henry Purcell: Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1; Robert Schumann: Gedichte (7), Op. 90; Röselein, Röselein!, song for voice & piano, Op. 89/6; Jasminenstrauch ("Grü...
Performers: Middleton, Joseph [Piano]; Sampson, Carolyn

Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed notable successes worldwide in repertoire ranging from the early baroque to the present day, in opera and concert as well as...continue...
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Grieg: Cello Concerto; Grainger: Scandinavian Suite / Andreas Brantelid, cello; Christian Ihle Hadland, piano
Grieg: Cello Concerto; Grainger: Scandinavian Suite / Andreas Brantelid, cello; Christian Ihle Hadland, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36; Intermezzo for Cello and Piano in A minor; Sonata for Violin no 3 in C minor, Op. 45; Andante con moto for violin, cello & piano in C mino...
Performers: Bjornkjar, Lars; Brantelid, Andreas; Hadland, Christian Ihle

Although born forty years apart on opposite sides of the world, Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger have much in common. Both left their native countries...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/2014)....continue...
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Kalevi Aho: Works for Solo Piano / Sonja Fräki, piano
Kalevi Aho: Works for Solo Piano / Sonja Fräki, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Kalevi Aho: Preludes (19) for piano; Three Small Piano Pieces; Two Easy Piano Pieces for Children; Sonatina for piano; Solo no 2 for piano; Piano Sonata
Performers: Fräki, Sonja

Known particularly for his orchestral output - 16 symphonies and 21 concertos to date! - the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho was recently described in Gramophone...continue...
Recording information: Nya Paviljongen, Grankulla, Finland (01/2013)....continue...
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Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons / Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti
Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons / Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto in D major, RV 226; Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580; Concerto for Violin in A ...
Performers: Rathbone, Helena; See, Ike [Violin]; Tognetti, Richard; Vänskä, Satu; Valve, Timo-Veikko
Conductors: Tognetti, Richard
Ensemble: ; Australian Chamber Orchestra

1711 saw the publication of what was to become one of the most important musical collections of the first half of the 18th century: Antonio...continue...
Recording information: The Concourse Chatswood Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia (03/2014)....continue...
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Memories Lost:' Piano Works by Chinese Composers - Say, Tyzen, Qigang et al. / Chen Sa, piano; Taipei Chinese Orchestra; Yiu-Kwong
Memories Lost:' Piano Works by Chinese Composers - Say, Tyzen, Qigang et al. / Chen Sa, piano; Taipei Chinese Orchestra; Yiu-Kwong

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Fazil Say: Silence of Anatolia, piano concerto no 3, Op. 11; Tyzen Hsiao: Farewell Étude, for piano, Op. 55; Memories of Home, Op. 49; Julian Yu: Impromtu, for piano; Qigang Chen: Instants d'u...
Performers: Chen, Sa [Piano]
Conductors: Chung, Yiu-Kwong
Ensemble: ; Taipei Chinese Orchestra

The Chinese pianist Chen Sa (also known internationally as Sa Chen) has received much acclaim for her interpretations of composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninov and...continue...
Recording information: Zhongshan Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan (11/2013)....continue...
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J.H. Roman (1694-1758): The 12 Flute Sonatas / Dan Laurin, recorder; Paradiso Musicale
J.H. Roman (1694-1758): The 12 Flute Sonatas / Dan Laurin, recorder; Paradiso Musicale

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Johan Helmich Roman: Sonata for flute, cello & harpsichord no 1 in G major, BeRI 201; Sonata for flute, cello & harpsichord no 2 in D major, BeRI 202; Sonata for flute, cello & harpsichord no 3 in C ...
Performers: Laurin, Dan; Olofsson, Mats; Paradiso, Anna [Keyboard]
Conductors:
Ensemble: Paradiso Musicale

In Stockholm during Johan Helmich Roman's lifetime, the recorder was the most common wind instrument, used throughout the social spectrum - including the Royal music...continue...
Recording information: Petruskyrkan, Stocksund, Sweden....continue...
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Stenhammar: String Quartets
Stenhammar: String Quartets

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10


Between 1894 and 1916 Wilhelm Stenhammar composed a total of seven string quartets, of which one (F minor, 1897) was withdrawn immediately after its first...continue...
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Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Royal Stockholm PO; Sakari Oramo
Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Royal Stockholm PO; Sakari Oramo

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari

The new benchmark' and 'set to become the reference recordings' - these are a couple of the verdicts on the new Carl Nielsen cycle from...continue...
Recording information: Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden (01/2013/05/2014)....continue...
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Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scriabin: Piano Concerto, Op. 20 / Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Bergen PO; Litton
Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scriabin: Piano Concerto, Op. 20 / Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Bergen PO; Litton

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Alexander Scriabin: Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20; Nikolay Medtner: Concerto for Piano no 3 in E minor ("Ballade"), Op. 60
Performers: Sudbin, Yevgeny
Conductors: Litton, Andrew

Yevgeny Sudbin has already demonstrated his great affinity with the music of the composers united here: in 2007, his Scriabin solo recital (BIS-1568) garnered universal...continue...
Recording information: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (11/2013)....continue...
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Etude - Lyapunov: Etudes (3); Szymanowski: Studies (12); Kapustin: Five Etudes; Chin: Etudes / Clare Hammond, piano
Etude - Lyapunov: Etudes (3); Szymanowski: Studies (12); Kapustin: Five Etudes; Chin: Etudes / Clare Hammond, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Sergey Lyapunov: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante; Unsuk Chin: Études (6), for piano; Karol Szymanowski: Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 33, M34; Nikolai Kapustin: Études (5...
Performers: Hammond, Clare [Piano]

As Clare Hammond writes in the liner notes to her thought-provoking selection of piano études, the genre, at its best, 'combines the visceral excitement of...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/2013)....continue...
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Now & Then - music for recorder quartet by Vivaldi,Bach, De Boismotier, Koomans, Moosenmark, Caldini, Scheidt, Merula / Sirena Recorder Quartet
Now & Then - music for recorder quartet by Vivaldi,Bach, De Boismotier, Koomans, Moosenmark, Caldini, Scheidt, Merula / Sirena Recorder Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D minor ("L'estro armonico" no 11), Op. 3/11,; Johann Sebastian Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731; In dulci jubilo (I),...
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Ensemble: Sirena Recorder Quartet

On their latest disc, the Danish-Swedish Sirena Recorder Quartet treats us to a wide-ranging selection from their regular concert repertoire. Now & Then illustrates the...continue...
Recording information: Vestkirken, Ballerup, Denmark (12/2013)....continue...
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J.H. Roman: The 12 Keyboard Sonatas / Anna Paradiso, harpsichord
J.H. Roman: The 12 Keyboard Sonatas / Anna Paradiso, harpsichord

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Johan Helmich Roman: Keyboard Suite no 1 in E flat major, BeRI 225; Keyboard Suite no 2 in D major, BeRI 226; Keyboard Suite no 3 in G major, BeRI 227; Keyboard Suite no 4 in D major, BeRI 228; Keybo...
Performers: Paradiso, Anna [Keyboard]

Before coming to Sweden, the Italian-born harpsichordist Anna Paradiso knew little about Johan Helmich Roman, often called 'the father of Swedish music'. Here she soon...continue...
Recording information: Länna Church, Sweden (11/2013)....continue...
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Radamés Gnattali: 'Alma Brasileira' - Chamber Works / Franz Halász, guitar; Débora Halász, piano
Radamés Gnattali: 'Alma Brasileira' - Chamber Works / Franz Halász, guitar; Débora Halász, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Radamés Gnattali: Sonatina for guitar & piano no 2; Alma brasileira, for guitar; Dansa brasileira, for guitar; Petite Suite, for guitar; Toccata em ritmo de samba, for guitar no 1; Saudade, sl...
Performers: Halasz, Debora; Halasz, Franz; Yang, Wen-Sinn

His parents, Italian immigrants to Brazil, named Radamés Gnattali after the male lead in Verdi's Aida, and his mother began to teach him the piano...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Saal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (07/2013); Theater München, Germany (07/2013); Groáer Saal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (07/2013/02/2014)...continue...
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Mozart: Requiem, K. 626; Veserae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 / Bach Collegium Japan; Suzuki
Mozart: Requiem, K. 626; Veserae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 / Bach Collegium Japan; Suzuki

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Laudate Dominum
Performers: Immler, Christian; Kielland, Marianne Beate; Sakurada, Makoto; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: ; Bach Collegium Japan

Since its creation in 1791, Mozart's Requiem has become one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this...continue...
Recording information: Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan (12/2013)....continue...
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Venetian Christmas - Works of Vivaldi, Torelli, Hasse & Perotti / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Komalé Akakpo, psaltery; Ewa Golinksa, violin; Arte Dei Suonatori; Gester
Venetian Christmas - Works of Vivaldi, Torelli, Hasse & Perotti / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Komalé Akakpo, psaltery; Ewa Golinksa, violin; Arte Dei Suonatori; Gester

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Il Riposo per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino, RV 717; Double Concerto, for violin & organ, strings & continuo in C major (incomplete), RV 774; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo...
Performers: Akakpo, Komale; Gester, Martin; Golinska, Ewa; Hughes, Ruby; Pokrzywinski, Tomasz [Cello]; Sol, Dohyo
Conductors: Gester, Martin
Ensemble: ; Arte dei Suonatori

In Venice in the 18th century, Christmas was celebrated as only Venetians know how to celebrate: according to one account, more wax was burnt to...continue...
Recording information: Kosciól Ewangelicki sw. Jana s Mikolowie, Nikolów, Pola (10/2013)....continue...

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In Memoriam: Chamber Works by Viktor Suslin & Sofia Gubaidulina / Nurit Stark, Cédric Pescia, Rebecca Beyer et al.
In Memoriam: Chamber Works by Viktor Suslin & Sofia Gubaidulina / Nurit Stark, Cédric Pescia, Rebecca Beyer et al.

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Viktor Suslin: Mobilis, for violin; Sonata capricciosa for viola & harpsichord; Crossing Beyond for viola, cello & double bass; 1756, for violin; Capriccio for 2 violins; Sofia Gubaidulina: So sei es...
Performers: Beyer, Rebecca [Violin]; Dowbusch-Lubotsky, Olga [Cello]; Pescia, Cédric; Saito, Taiko [Marimba/Composer]; Stark, Nurit; Suslin, Alexander [Double Bass]

Viktor Suslin ((1942 - 2012) began his activity as a composer in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and in 1975 formed the improvisational ensemble...continue...
Recording information: Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, Germany (04/2013/10/2013)....continue...
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Allan Petterson: Symphonies 4 & 16
Allan Petterson: Symphonies 4 & 16

2 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13


Compared to most other composers, Allan Pettersson was an out-and-out symphonist. Following his first attempt in the genre (Symphony No.1, left unfinished by the composer...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 21 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 21 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505; Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: Kölner Akademie

On 9th February 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart entered the Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major in his personal catalogue of works, and exactly 13...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (07/2013)....continue...
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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano [9 CDs]
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano [9 CDs]

9 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor; Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3; Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1; Son...
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald

The 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven are often referred to as the ‘New Testament’ of the keyboard literature, following on the ‘Old Testament’...continue...
Recording information: Österåker Church, Sweden....continue...
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Walton: Cello Concerto; Passacaglia for solo cello; Hindemith: Cello Concerto; Sonata for solo cello, Op. 25/3 / Christian Poltera, cello
Walton: Cello Concerto; Passacaglia for solo cello; Hindemith: Cello Concerto; Sonata for solo cello, Op. 25/3 / Christian Poltera, cello

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: William Walton: Concerto for Cello; Passacaglia, for cello solo; Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Cello; Sonata for Cello Solo, Op. 25
Performers: Poltera, Christian
Conductors: Shipway, Frank
Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Both the William Walton and Paul Hindemith Cello Concerti are expansive three-movement pieces employing large forces, and, in the case of the Walton, a vibraphone,...continue...
Recording information: Musikaliska (the former Academy of Music). Stockholm, S (07/2013); Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil (07/2013); Musikaliska (the former Academy of Music). Stockholm, S (08/2013); Sala Sao ...continue...
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Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2; Variations, Op. 21/1; Three Intermezzi, Op. 117; Scherzo, Op. 4 / Jonathan Plowright, piano
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2; Variations, Op. 21/1; Three Intermezzi, Op. 117; Scherzo, Op. 4 / Jonathan Plowright, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2; Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Set 1, Op. 21; Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117; Scherzo for piano in E flat minor, Op...
Performers: Plowright, Jonathan

Johannes Brahms’ Second Piano Sonata, which opens pianist Jonathan Plowright’s disc, is the work of a young man eager to make his mark both as...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (01/2014)....continue...
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Debussy: La Mer; Images; Prélude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / Singapore SO, Shui
Debussy: La Mer; Images; Prélude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / Singapore SO, Shui

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Claude Debussy: Images for Orchestra; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La mer
Conductors: Shui, Lan
Ensemble: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

On this disc, Prélude a` l’apres-midi d’un faune – possibly Claude Debussy’s most popular work for orchestra – is framed by two of his greatest...continue...
Recording information: Esplande Concert Hall, Singapore....continue...
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Visions Fugitives: Music for String Orchestra by Prokofiev, Hindemith, Weber & Bartok / Camerata Nordica, Tonnesen
Visions Fugitives: Music for String Orchestra by Prokofiev, Hindemith, Weber & Bartok / Camerata Nordica, Tonnesen

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-10-14

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22; Paul Hindemith: School Work for Instrumental Ensemble Playing, "music for use" for instruments, Op. 44; Anton Webern: Movements (5), version for string or...
Conductors: Tonnesen, Terje
Ensemble: ; Camerata Nordica

The Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica and its artistic director Terje Tønnesen made their first joint appearance on BIS in 2013 with a critically acclaimed...continue...
Recording information: Algutsrum kyrka, Öland, Sweden (02/2006/03/2012)....continue...
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