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Ernst Eichner (1740-1777), Jean Théophile Eichner: Four Harp Concertos / Silke Aichhorn, harp
Ernst Eichner (1740-1777), Jean Théophile Eichner: Four Harp Concertos / Silke Aichhorn, harp

1 CD / CPO / 2014-01-28

Works: Ernst Eicher: Harp Concerto in C major, Op. 6/1; Harp Concerto in D major, Op. 9; Jean Théophile Eichner: Harp Concerto in G major, Op. 5/1; Harp Concerto in D major, Op. 5/2
Performers: Aichhorn, Silke
Conductors: Fraas, Stefan
Ensemble: ; Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester

  • 18th century German composer Ernst Eichner's works were well-thought of by his contemporaries.
  • His harp concertos are technically very difficult works surely were intended for
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Recording information: Mannheim, Johanniskirche (01/15/2013-01/18/2013)....continue...
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Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Rihm: Orchestral Songs / Christoph Pregardien, tenor
Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Rihm: Orchestral Songs / Christoph Pregardien, tenor

1 CD / CPO / 2013-10-29

Works: Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Wolfgang Rihm: Rilke
Performers: Prégardien, Christoph
Conductors: Sloane, Steven
Ensemble: ; Bochumer Symphniker

The singer Christoph Pregardien has documented an important part of his repertoire on more than 130 discs released on various labels. His numerous recordings of...continue...
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CPO 777675
Lorenz Christoph Mizler (1711-1778): Songs and Odes / Klaus Mertens; Sibylla Rubens; Rudolf Lutz; Maya Amrein
Lorenz Christoph Mizler (1711-1778): Songs and Odes / Klaus Mertens; Sibylla Rubens; Rudolf Lutz; Maya Amrein

1 CD / CPO / 2013-08-27

Works: Lorenz Mizler: Dass die Freiheit besser sei, als wenn man sich verliebt, for voice & continuo; Die Zufriedenheit, for voice & continuo; Die unglückliche Liebe, for voice & continuo; Von der Selb...
Performers: Amrein, Maya [Cello]; Mertens, Klaus; Rubens, Sibylla

Lorenz Christoph was a German philosophical scholar, writer, physician, book printer, book dealer, music theorist and musicologist. This selection offers a glimpse of this composer...continue...
Recording information: Refektorium Heilsbronn (01/11/2013-01/12/2013)....continue...
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CPO 777803
Voces Quietis - sacred songs for male vocal quartet / Schnittpunktvokal
Voces Quietis - sacred songs for male vocal quartet / Schnittpunktvokal

2 CD / CPO / 2013-01-29

Works: Austrian Traditional: Der Tag hat sich geneigt, song; Krumpa Haxmartin, folk song; Wo seind denn heint die Håltabuam, folk song; Günther Mittergradnegger: Üba die Stapflan, for chorus;...
Performers: Puschnig, Wolfgang; Tamayo, Marco
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Ensemble: Schnittpunktvokal

The male quartet, schnittpunktvokal,is formed of three brothers and one bass singer. This recording features moving sacred songs. Critics rave about the "perfect intonation, extraordinary...continue...
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CPO 777773
Anders Eliasson: Quo Vadis / Michael Weinius
Anders Eliasson: Quo Vadis / Michael Weinius

1 CD / CPO / 2011-08-30

Works: Anders Eliasson: Quo Vadis, for voice, chorus & orchestra
Conductors: Gustavsson, Johannes
Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Choir

Swedish tenor Michael Weinius, born and raised in Stockholm, has rapidly established himself as one of Scandinavia's most sought after and praised tenors. In collaboration...continue...
Recording information: Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden (2009-05-15&2009-05-19_2009-)....continue...
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CPO 777495
Ludovit Rajter: Orchestral Works
Ludovit Rajter: Orchestral Works

1 CD / CPO / 2011-05-31

Works: Ludovit Rajter: Divertimento for orchestra; Suite Symphonique, for orchestra; Pozsonyi majális, ballet suite for orchestra; Sinfonietta, for orchestra; Impressioni rapsodiche, for orchestra
Conductors: Porcelijn, David

Ludovit Rajter (b.1906) had deep roots in the Austro-Hungarian tradition of his teachers. During the 1930's he conducted the Budapest Radio, then the Bratislava Radio...continue...
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CPO 777574
Isidora Zebeljan: Orchestral Works
Isidora Zebeljan: Orchestral Works

1 CD / CPO / 2011-04-26

Works: Isidora Zebeljan: The Horses of Saint Mark, for orchestra; Rukoveti, songs (5), for voice & orchestra; The Minstrel's Dance, for chamber orchestra; Seliste (Deserted Village), for orchestra; Escenas ...
Performers: Asszonyi, Aile
Conductors: Porcelijn, David
Ensemble: ; Zebeljan Ensemble

Isidora Zebeljan (b. 1967) is known for her spectacular orchestrations of Goran Bregovic's music for the films of Emir Kusturica (Arizona Dream, Underground). Her original...continue...
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CPO 777670
Aulis Sallinen: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Aulis Sallinen: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

5 CD / CPO / 2011-04-26

Works: Aulis Sallinen: A Solemn Overture (King Lear), Op. 75; Symphony no 1, Op. 24; Chorali, for 32 winds, percussion, harp & celesta, Op. 22; Symphony no 7, Op. 71 ("The Dreams of Gandalf"); Symphony no 4...
Performers: Gustafsson, Jan-Erik; Kuusisto, Jaakko; Orraryd, Martin; Tapani, Esa
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari
Ensemble: ; German State Philharmonic Orchestra Rheinland-Pfalz; Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra

Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) ranks next to Einojuhani Rautavaara as Finland's most important classical contemporary composer. His music is situated far from any and all...continue...

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CPO 777640
Halt's Maul und Mach Was: Ein Koncert für Arno Schmidt
Halt's Maul und Mach Was: Ein Koncert für Arno Schmidt

1 CD / CPO / 2011-01-25

Works: Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini: Nachttief und Mond, miniatures for countertenor & cello; Michael Reudenbach: ...Zitate, Berührungen..., for bass clarinet, harp, contrabass, percussion & tape; Robert...
Performers: Lakey, Denis
Conductors: Lang, Benjamin
Ensemble: Oh Ton-Ensemble

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CPO 777508
Medek: Cello Concerto No. 1; Eine Stele Fur Bernd Zimmermann
Medek: Cello Concerto No. 1; Eine Stele Fur Bernd Zimmermann

1 CD / CPO / 2010-05-25

Works: Tilo Medek: Concerto for Cello no 1; Eine Stele für Bernd Alois Zimmermann, for solo cello; Schattenspiele, for cello
Performers: Schiefen, Guido
Conductors: Yinon, Israel

"Tilo Medek was an East German composer who was born in the midst of WW II and never learned to get along with the German...continue...
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Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Piano Trios 1-3
Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Piano Trios 1-3

1 CD / CPO / 2010-01-26

Works: Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 ("Mysteries"); Trio for Piano and Strings no 2; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1
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Ensemble: Hyperion-Trio
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CPO 777429
Aulis Sallinen: Symphony no 6, Cello Concerto
Aulis Sallinen: Symphony no 6, Cello Concerto

1 CD / CPO / 2009-11-17

Works: Aulis Sallinen: Symphony no 6, Op. 65 ("From a New Zealand Diary"); Concerto for cello, Op. 44
Performers: Gustafsson, Jan-Erik
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari

This month CPO concludes its edition featuring the principal symphonic compositions of Aulis Sallinen, who personally selected the works performed and served as our artistic...continue...
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Eliasson: Double Concerto, Sinfonia for Strings / Gustavsson, Swedish Radio SO, et al
Eliasson: Double Concerto, Sinfonia for Strings / Gustavsson, Swedish Radio SO, et al

1 CD / CPO / 2008-11-25

Works: Anders Eliasson: Concerto for Violin & string orchestra; Sinfonia per archi
Performers: Pontinen, Roland; Wallin, Ulf
Conductors: Gustavsson, Johannes
Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Anders Eliasson from Sweden continues to be something of an insider's tip in today's compositional world, but those who know his music simply cannot get...continue...
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CPO 777334
Vivaldi's Five Seasons / Quintessence Saxophone Quintet
Vivaldi's Five Seasons / Quintessence Saxophone Quintet

1 CD / CPO / 2008-06-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Uli Lettermann: The 5th season, for 5 saxophones (after Vivaldi)
Performers: Bruweleit, Lothar
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Ensemble: Quintessence Saxophone Quintet

Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons numbers among the most frequently recorded and performed works of the musical world literature. Nevertheless, our ears never grow weary of...continue...
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CPO 777366
Steve Reich: Sextet, Piano Phase, Eight Lines / Griffiths, London Steve Reich Ensemble
Steve Reich: Sextet, Piano Phase, Eight Lines / Griffiths, London Steve Reich Ensemble

1 CD / CPO / 2007-11-20

Works: Steve Reich: Sextet, for percussion, piano & synthesizers; Piano Phase; Eight Lines
Performers: Corver, Vincent; Ford, Keith
Conductors: Griffiths, Kevin
Ensemble: Steve Reich Ensemble

The London Steve Reich Ensemble, founded by students at the Royal Academy of Music in 2005, has already successfully carried out many projects featuring the...continue...
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Reimann: Complete Piano Works / Matthew Rubenstein
Reimann: Complete Piano Works / Matthew Rubenstein

1 CD / CPO / 2007-08-28

Works: Aribert Reimann: Sonata for Piano; Spektren; Variations for piano; Auf dem weg
Performers: Rubenstein, Matthew

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Pettersson: Complete Symphonies / Albrecht, Arnell, et al
Pettersson: Complete Symphonies / Albrecht, Arnell, et al

12 CD / CPO / 2007-01-30

Works: Allan Pettersson: Symphony no 2; Symphonic Movement; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 4; Symphony no 5; Symphony no 16, for alto saxophone and orchestra; Symphony no 6; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 8; Sympho...
Performers: Kelly, John Edward
Conductors: Francis, Alun; Trojahn, Manfred; Albrecht, Gerd; Sanderling, Thomas; Honeck, Manfred; Arnell, Johan M.; Ruzicka, Peter
Ensemble: ; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannover Radio Symphony Orchestra; Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra; Swedish Radio S...

"Let me attempt to give some perspective to the symphonies of Pettersson: more often than not, they seem roiling and building toward some climax, exuding...continue...
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Terzakis: String Quartet no 5, etc / Artemis Quartet
Terzakis: String Quartet no 5, etc / Artemis Quartet

1 CD / CPO / 2005-09-20

Works: Dimitri Terzakis: Quartet for Strings no 5 ("Nymphen der Nacht und des Feuers"); Die Farben des Ozeans (The Colors of the Ocean), for organ; Lieder ohne Worte. Zweiter Zyklus, for solo voice; Lieder ...
Performers: Angelopoulos, Lycourgos; Rossler, Almut; Yaron, Gilah
Conductors: Argiris, Spiros
Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)

Dimitri Terzakis, born in Athens in 1938, pursues his own completely independent path in contemporary music. In his chamber works, a listener can hear the...continue...
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CPO 777044
Sallinen: Symphonies no 1 & 7 / Rasilainen, Rheinland-Pfalz
Sallinen: Symphonies no 1 & 7 / Rasilainen, Rheinland-Pfalz

1 CD / CPO / 2003-11-18

Works: Aulis Sallinen: A Solemn Overture (King Lear), Op. 75; Symphony no 1, Op. 24; Chorali, for 32 winds, percussion, harp & celesta, Op. 22; Symphony no 7, Op. 71 ("The Dreams of Gandalf")
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari
Ensemble: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra

Aulius Sallinen's music is far from any and all modern dogmatism, and its candid intensity speaks directly to the hearer. A strictly tonal relation, simple...continue...
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CPO 999918
Hespos: Solo Works 69-96 / L'Art Pour L'Art
Hespos: Solo Works 69-96 / L'Art Pour L'Art

1 CD / CPO / 2003-04-01

Works: Hans-Joachim Hespos: Splash; Duma; Kitara; Monske; Leija; Pico; Cang; -Z... ( )
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Ensemble: Ensemble l'art pour l'art

The timing could not be better. In March Hans-Joachim Hespos celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday, and CPO is now releasing a new production with solo works...continue...
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CPO 999890
Martinu, Schnittke: Concertos for 2 Pianos/ Genova, Dimitrov
Martinu, Schnittke: Concertos for 2 Pianos/ Genova, Dimitrov

1 CD / CPO / 2002-04-01

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra, H. 292; Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for piano, 4 hands & chamber orchestra; Hommage to Grieg, for solo violin & orchestra; Polyphonic Tango
Performers: Rabus, Kathrin
Conductors: Oue, Eiji
Ensemble: Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo; Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

On this new release, now for the first time you have the opportunity to hear these two young artists together with a great orchestra, the...continue...
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CPO 999804
Schnittke: Music for the Movies / Frank Strobel, et al
Schnittke: Music for the Movies / Frank Strobel, et al

1 CD / CPO / 2001-11-01

Works: Alfred Schnittke: My Past and Thoughts; The End of St. Petersburg; Master and Margarita; Agony "Rasputin"
Conductors: Strobel, Frank
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Chorus; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
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CPO 999796
In the Eye of the Storm
In the Eye of the Storm

1 CD / CPO / 2001-03-01

Works: Peter Kiesewetter: Im Auge des Wirbelsturms, for percussion quartet; Werner Heider: Hundert Wirbel zum Ende des Jahrtausends, for percussion quartet; Hans-günter Brodmann: SiO2, for percussion q...
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CPO 999777
Penderecki: Chamber Works / Brunner, O'Byrne, Deutsches Trio
Penderecki: Chamber Works / Brunner, O'Byrne, Deutsches Trio

1 CD / CPO / 2001-02-01

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: String Trio; Prelude for clarinet solo in B flat major; Per slava, for cello solo; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Cadenza, for viola solo; Quartet for clarinet & string trio
Performers: Brunner, Eduard; Ginzel, Reiner; Kalafusz, Hans; Weber, Jurgen
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Ensemble: Deutsches Streichtrio

"...You might expect that something written for many peoples' choice of World's Greatest Cellist would be a piece that exploits the full capabilities of the...continue...
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Follow Goethe / Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees
Follow Goethe / Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees

1 CD / CPO / 1999-10-01

Works: Robert Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39; Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a; Othmar Schoeck: Lieder nach Gedichten von Goethe, song cycle (8) for voice & piano, Op. 19a; Lieder (13), Op. 19b; Hugo Wolf...
Performers: Gees, Michael; Prégardien, Christoph

"...[The songs on this disc span] 150 years of northern European composers' responses to the 250-year-old poet. The shaping of this engagingly ordered cross-section of...continue...
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La Caccia/ Cabaza Percussion Quartet
La Caccia/ Cabaza Percussion Quartet

1 CD / CPO / 1998-10-01

Works: Hans-günter Brodmann: Quartet for Strings for 4 percussionists; Shin-Ichiro Ikebe: On the Other Side of Rain for 4 percussionists; Peter Kiesewetter: La Caccia, for percussion quartet, Op.42
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Ensemble: Cabaza Percussion Quartet
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CPO 999586
Singphonic Serenade / Die Singphoniker
Singphonic Serenade / Die Singphoniker

1 CD / CPO / 1998-03-01

Works: Johnny S. Black: Paper Doll; Antonin Dvorák: Partsongs (Pet sboru) (5) for male chorus, B. 87 (Op.27) (once listed as Op. 30); Orlande de Lassus: Bon jour mon coeur; Tu sai Madonna mia, villanel...
Performers: Muhling, Gunnar; Nettinger, Hubert; Scharpf, Berno; Schmidt, Christian; Thomas, Ludwig; Vocals], Alfons Brandl [Tenor
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CPO 999470
Die Singphoniker - Concert Collection 2
Die Singphoniker - Concert Collection 2

1 CD / CPO / 1998-01-01

Works: Orlande de Lassus: O vin en vigne (Bonte divine, vien et monster), chanson for 4 voices, B. xiii/84 (S. xii/67); So trincken wir alle, lied for 5 voices, S. xviii/109; Der Wein, der schmeckt mir also...
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Ensemble: Die Singphoniker
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CPO 999257
Pettersson: Symphony no 15; Ruzicka: Das Gesegnete / Ruzicka
Pettersson: Symphony no 15; Ruzicka: Das Gesegnete / Ruzicka

1 CD / CPO / 1995-01-24

Works: Allan Pettersson: Symphony no 15; Peter Ruzicka: Das Gesegnete, das Verfluchte, sketches (4) for orchestra
Conductors: Ruzicka, Peter
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CPO 999095
Gubaidulina: String Quartets 1-3, Trio / Danish Quartet
Gubaidulina: String Quartets 1-3, Trio / Danish Quartet

1 CD / CPO / 1994-06-01

Works: Sofia Gubaidulina: Quartet for Strings no 1; Quartet for Strings no 3; Trio, for violin, viola & cello; Gregorian Chant: O quando in cruce
Performers: Balk-Moller, Arne; Brendstrup, Henrik; Frederiksen, Tim; Myrup, Claus
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Ensemble: Danish Quartet
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CPO 999064
Rihm: Die Eroberung von Mexico / Ingo Metzmacher
Rihm: Die Eroberung von Mexico / Ingo Metzmacher

2 CD / CPO / 1993-02-01

Works: Wolfgang Rihm: Die Eroberung von Mexico, music drama
Performers: Becker, Georg; Behle, Renate; Frey, Hans Joachim; Salter, Richard
Conductors: Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: Hamburg State Opera Orchestra
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CPO 999185
Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge / Berliner Saxophon Quartett
Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge / Berliner Saxophon Quartett

2 CD / CPO / 1991-07-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080; Berlin Saxophone Quartet: Free Spatial Improvisation
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