2 CD / CPO / 2013-01-29Works: 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
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...
Recording information: Kirche Maria Waitschach (08/2011)....continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2011-08-30Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2011-05-31Works: 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...
Recording information: Ostrava (09/2009)....continue...
5 CD / CPO / 2011-04-26Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2011-04-26Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2011-01-25Works: 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
Recording information: Sendesaal Radio Bremen (2007-12-10&2007-12-17_2007-)....continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2010-05-25Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2010-01-26Works: 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
1 CD / CPO / 2009-11-17Works: 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...
Recording information: Ludwigshafen, Philharmonie (02/05/2007-02/09/2007)....continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2008-11-25Works: Anders Eliasson: Concerto for Violin & string orchestra; Sinfonia per archi
Performers: Pöntinen, 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2008-06-24Works: 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
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...
1 CD / CPO / 2008-05-27Works: Aulis Sallinen: Symphony no 3, Op. 35; Symphony no 5, Op. 67 ("Washington Mosaics")
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari
Ensemble: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
This month's addition to the Aulis Sallinen edition features his Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5, two highly dramatic and expressionistic works within his overall oeuvre....continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2007-11-20Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2007-08-28Works: Aribert Reimann: Sonata for Piano; Spektren; Variations for piano; Auf dem weg
Performers: Rubenstein, Matthew
A fine musician and a composer of obvious imagination and resource.
1 CD / CPO / 2007-02-27Works: Aulis Sallinen: Introduction and Tango Overture, for piano & string orchestra, Op. 74b; Chamber Music III, for cello & string orchestra ("The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juanquixote"), Op. 58; Elegy for ...
Performers: Gothóni, Ralf; Noras, Arto; Väyrynen, Mika
Conductors: Gothóni, Ralf
Ensemble: Virtuosi di Kuhmo
"This superb and generously filled release is actually the fifth instalment in CPO's continuing Sallinen Edition. It goes from strength to strength. Performances and recording...continue...
12 CD / CPO / 2007-01-30Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2005-11-15Works: John Francis Wade: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles); Christmas Traditional: Il est né, le divin enfant (French); Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistlich...
Performers: Gorzawski, Irmgard; Hamberger, Thomas; Pirzer, Willi; Schmidt, Christian; Thomas, Ludwig; Vocals], Alfons Brandl [Tenor
Singphoniker is an internationally sought-after vocal ensemble; often compared to the famous Kings Singers. This vocal sextet now presents a recording of European Christmas songs...continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2005-09-20Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2004-04-01Works: Josef Suk: Symphony in C minor, Op. 27 "Asrael"; Recorded Sound: Applause
Performers: Luis, Michael
Conductors: Petrenko, Kirill
Ensemble: Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
This is a genuinely breathtaking interpretation of the great 'Asrael Symphony', a work that was initially intended as an homage to the composer's admired but...continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2003-10-01Works: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, Op. 71; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56; Uli Lettermann: Groove All Ye Faithful; Christmas in Hollywood; Johann Sebastian Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat un...
Conductors: ; Corp, Ronald
Ensemble: New London Children's Choir; Quintessence Saxophone Quintet
After their highly acclaimed Bach and Beethoven adaptations in the trademark Quintessence sound of Uli Lettermann's arrangements, it as high time for a quintessential Christmas...continue...
1 CD / CPO / 2003-04-01Works: Hans-Joachim Hespos: Splash; Duma; Kitara; Monske; Leija; Pico; Cang; -Z... ( )
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...
1 CD / CPO / 2002-04-01Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2001-11-01Works: 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
1 CD / CPO / 2001-03-01Works: 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...
1 CD / CPO / 2001-02-01Works: 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
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...
1 CD / CPO / 1999-10-01Works: 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; Pregardien, 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...
1 CD / CPO / 1998-10-01Works: 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
Ensemble: Cabaza Percussion Quartet
1 CD / CPO / 1998-03-01Works: 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, villan...
Performers: Muhling, Gunnar; Nettinger, Hubert; Scharpf, Berno; Schmidt, Christian; Thomas, Ludwig; Vocals], Alfons Brandl [Tenor
1 CD / CPO / 1998-01-01Works: 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...
Ensemble: Die Singphoniker
1 CD / CPO / 1995-08-01Works: Giya Kancheli: Symphony no 2 (Gesänge); Symphony no 7 ("Epilogue")
Conductors: Jurowski, Michail
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / CPO / 1995-01-24Works: Allan Pettersson: Symphony no 15; Peter Ruzicka: Das Gesegnete, das Verfluchte, sketches (4) for orchestra
Conductors: Ruzicka, Peter
1 CD / CPO / 1994-06-01Works: 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
Ensemble: Danish Quartet
2 CD / CPO / 1993-02-01Works: 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
2 CD / CPO / 1991-07-01Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080; Berlin Saxophone Quartet: Free Spatial Improvisation