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Ravel, Debussy: Mélodies - Ariettes oubliees; Histoires naturelles; Poemes de Baudelair; Chansons de Bilitis / Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; Catherine Collard, piano
Ravel, Debussy: Mélodies - Ariettes oubliees; Histoires naturelles; Poemes de Baudelair; Chansons de Bilitis / Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; Catherine Collard, piano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées; Poèmes (5) de Baudelaire; Chansons (3) de Bilitis; Maurice Ravel: Histoires naturelles
Performers: Collard, Catherine

Nathalie Stutzmann was born in Paris in 1965 and is one of the leading vocal talents in France today. The extraordinary quality of her alto...continue...
Recording information: Neumarkt, Reitstadel, Germany (09/09/1991-09/14/1991)....continue...
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Antonin Dvorak: Piano Concerto; Piano Quintets Opp. 5 & 81; Janacek: Capriccio; Concertino / Rudolf Firkusny, piano
Antonin Dvorak: Piano Concerto; Piano Quintets Opp. 5 & 81; Janacek: Capriccio; Concertino / Rudolf Firkusny, piano

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-11-19

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63; Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155; Piano Quintet in A major, B. 28 (Op. 5); Leos Janácek: Concertino fo...
Performers: Firkusny, Rudolf
Conductors: Neumann, Václav
Ensemble: ; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Ridge String Quartet

It is fitting that the first repertoire chosen for this recording with Czech Philharmonic is music that has been central to the pianist for most...continue...
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La Musica dei Baci, Italian Love Songs by Colbran, Rossini, Donizetti, Campana, Strigelli, Grogi et al. / Daniela Benori, soprano
La Musica dei Baci, Italian Love Songs by Colbran, Rossini, Donizetti, Campana, Strigelli, Grogi et al. / Daniela Benori, soprano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Isabella Colbran: Già la notte s'avvicina; Gioachino Rossini: La serenata ("Mira la bianca luna"), duet for soprano, tenor & piano (Soirées musicales); Péchés de vieillesse, V...
Performers: Benori, Daniela; Ferrari, Enza; Grollo, Francesco; Martignon, Enrico

The soprano Daniela Benori studied in Venice, where she now teaches literature, poetry and drama at the conservatory. She had sung in the major Italian...continue...
Recording information: Teatro Accademico, Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso (06/10/1999-06/15/1999)....continue...
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Debussy: Préludes Book 1 & 2 / Catherine Collard, piano
Debussy: Préludes Book 1 & 2 / Catherine Collard, piano

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-09-24

Works: Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 1; Préludes, Book 2
Performers: Collard, Catherine

Debussy published these 24 pieces, in two books of 12 each, in 1910 and 1913; they thus date from the watershed between the composer's impressionistic...continue...
Recording information: Reitstadl, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz (06/01/1993-06/04/1993)....continue...
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Massenet: Hérodiade / Domingo, fleming, Zajick, Pons / San Francisco Opera, Gergiev
Massenet: Hérodiade / Domingo, fleming, Zajick, Pons / San Francisco Opera, Gergiev

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-08-27

Works: Jules Massenet: Hérodiade
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Chorus

This recording of the 1994 San Francisco production of Herodiade was a significant milestone, not least for its stellar cast and Valery Gergiev's commanding and...continue...
Personnel: Plácido Domingo (vocals); Renée Fleming (vocals); Kenneth Cox, Dolora Zajick, Juan Pons, Alfredo Portilla, Eduardo del Campo, Kristin Clayton, Hector Vásquez (vocals).
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Schoenberg: Gurrelieder / Eva Marton, Gary Lakes, Florence Quivar. Zubin Mehta
Schoenberg: Gurrelieder / Eva Marton, Gary Lakes, Florence Quivar. Zubin Mehta

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Conductors: Mehta, Zubin
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Gurre-Lieder, composed swiftly in 1900 - 03 and 1910 - 11, combines the Danish legend of Waldemar and Tove with that of the Wild Hunt....continue...
Recording information: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City (05/23/1991-05/28/1991)....continue...
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Serenade for Violin No. 2; En saga / Julian Rachlin, violin
Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Serenade for Violin No. 2; En saga / Julian Rachlin, violin

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47; Serenades (2) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69; En saga, Op. 9
Performers: Rachlin, Julian
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: ; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius' great love of the violin compelled him to write his famous Violin Concerto in 1903. This recording couples the concerto with familiar tone poem...continue...
Recording information: Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (09/26/1992-09/27/1992)....continue...
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Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel
Toti dal Monte: A Tribute - Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, et al. / Antonietta Meneghel

3 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Guglielmo Tell; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pas...
Performers: Beuf, Antoine [Baritone (Vocal)]; Bourdon, Rosario; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Monte, Toti Dal; Montesanto, Luigi; Palombini, Vittoria; Schipa, Tito [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Berrettoni, Umberto; Ghione, Franco; Sabajno, Carlo; Santini, Giorgio; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Nastrucci, Gino

Antonietta Meneghel, better known by her stage name Toti Dal Monte, was a celebrated Italian opera soprano with a sweet lyric voice. Her voice, "naturally...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Balakirev: Islamey / Yefim Bronfman, piano
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Balakirev: Islamey / Yefim Bronfman, piano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-07-30

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Les saisons, Op. 37b; Mily Balakirev: Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey"
Performers: Bronfman, Yefim [Piano]

Although The Seasons has had admirers over the years, the set as a whole has never attained wide popularity. Nonetheless, the graceful "Barcarolle" (June) and...continue...
Recording information: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York (05/21/1998-05/22/1998)....continue...
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Italian Opera Composers at the Piano - works by Puccini, Rossini, Verdi / Roberto Galletto, piano
Italian Opera Composers at the Piano - works by Puccini, Rossini, Verdi / Roberto Galletto, piano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-04-30

Works: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Tarantella for piano in A minor; Valse coquette for piano in E flat major; Amilcare Ponchielli: Notturno primo affetto, for piano; Alfonso Rendano: Notturno for piano in A flat m...
Performers: Galletto, Roberto

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These are pleasant, lightweight works that easily fade into the background. Among the composers, only Rossini wrote a substantial amount of...continue...
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Shirley Verrett Edition - Songs from her early career by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Copland Falla et al.
Shirley Verrett Edition - Songs from her early career by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Copland Falla et al.

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-04-30

Works: Traditional Spiritual: Oh Freedom; Eliseo Grenet Sánchez: Lamento esclavo (The Song of a Slave), song; Lewis Allan: Strange Fruit; Kurt Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny; Lost in the ...
Performers: Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]; Wadsworth, Charles
Conductors: Paur, Leonard de; Fasano, Renato
Ensemble: ; I Virtuosi di Roma

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Debussy, Ravel, Dutilleux: String Quartets / Juilliard String Quartet
Debussy, Ravel, Dutilleux: String Quartets / Juilliard String Quartet

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2013-01-29

Works: Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10; Maurice Ravel: Quartet for Strings in F major; Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, for string quartet
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Ensemble: Juilliard String Quartet

Thanks to his beautiful melodies for both the cello and the violin, Ravel managed to create a turning point in his career with this innovative...continue...
Recording information: Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton Univer (10/11/1989/05/13/1992)....continue...
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Saint-Saens: The 5 Piano Concertos / Philippe Entremont, piano
Saint-Saens: The 5 Piano Concertos / Philippe Entremont, piano

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-09-25

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 17; Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22; Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 29; Concerto for Piano no 4 in C minor, ...
Performers: Entremont, Philippe
Conductors: Plasson, Michel
Ensemble: ; Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Although Camille Saint-Saëns ranks among the most notable of French composers, he was also one of the leading pianists of his day - a child...continue...
Recording information: Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France....continue...
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Albert Roussel: Complete Symphonies / Marek Janowski, French Radio PO
Albert Roussel: Complete Symphonies / Marek Janowski, French Radio PO

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-07-31

Works: Albert Roussel: Symphony no 1 in D minor ("Le poème de la forêt"), Op. 7; Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op. 42; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 23; Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 53
Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: ; French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

France's symphonic tradition may not compare in number to Germany's, but it has produced its fair share of impressive works. And while less famous than...continue...
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Songs of the World / Stefano Sciascia, double bass; Mara Corazza, piano
Songs of the World / Stefano Sciascia, double bass; Mara Corazza, piano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-07-31

Works: Spanish Traditional: Cancion de amor; Pablo Casals: El Cant Dels Ocells for cello & piano; Teiichi Okano: Oboro-zukiyo; Irish Traditional: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song; Yoshihiro Utsumi: Ai...
Performers: Corazza, Mara; Sciascia, Stefano

Bassist Stefano Sciascia gives us a rare glimpse of the double bass as an expressive soloistic instrument in a recital of music from countries around...continue...
Recording information: Atmosfere Studio, Conegliano, Treviso, Italy (04/10/2002-04/16/2002)....continue...
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Frederica von Stade in Duets, Arias, Scenes & Songs
Frederica von Stade in Duets, Arias, Scenes & Songs

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Robert Schumann: Botschaft ("Nelken wind ich und Jasmin"), for soprano voice, alto voice & piano (Spanisches Liedersp; Das Glück (" Vöglein vom Zweig"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album...
Performers: Blegen, Judith [Soprano Vocals]; Brehm, Alvin; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Glickman, Loren; Katz, Martin [Piano]; Kavafian, Ani; Kavafian, Ida [Violin]; Lesser, Laurence; Maria, Joel Del; Phillips,...
Conductors: Bernardi, Mario; Davis, Andrew

Born in 1945, Frederica von Stade - who auditioned for the Met on a $50 bet - is considered one of the world's most accomplished...continue...
Recording information: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (08/1977/07/1978); National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada (08/1977/07/1978); Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (08/1977/07/1978); Columbia...continue...
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Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Verdi & Puccini / Pritchard
Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Verdi & Puccini / Pritchard

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Il trovatore; La traviata; Giacomo Puccini: Le villi; Tosca; La rondine; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Madama Butterfly
Performers: Dale, Laurence; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Pritchard, John
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The New Zealand-born Kiri Te Kanawa's lyric soprano voice and captivating stage presence have, throughout her operatic career, won her critical acclaim and a multitude

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Recording information: EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London (09/17/1981)....continue...
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Busoni: Violin Sonatas / Guiliano Fontanella, Tania Salinaro
Busoni: Violin Sonatas / Guiliano Fontanella, Tania Salinaro

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-02-28

Works: Ferruccio Busoni: Sonata, for violin & piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 29, KiV 234; Sonata, for violin & piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244
Performers: Fontanella, Giuliano; Salinaro, Tania

A child prodigy who had achieved fame as a virtuoso pianist and written nearly 200 works before he was out of his teens, Busoni composed...continue...
Recording information: IN Studio, Treviso (03/07/1999-03/11/1999)....continue...
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8; Debussy: Suite Bergamasque; Chopin & Fauré / Amsterdam Guitar Trio
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8; Debussy: Suite Bergamasque; Chopin & Fauré / Amsterdam Guitar Trio

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2012-01-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 i...
Performers: Mathot, Tini
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Ensemble: Amsterdam Guitar Trio

Bach's music is no stranger to transcription, but the Amsterdam Guitar Trio, having around 18 strings at their disposal, may fairly and completely play the...continue...

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Janácek: Piano Works / Rudolf Firkusny, piano
Janácek: Piano Works / Rudolf Firkusny, piano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Leos Janácek: Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the street"; On the overgrown path; Reminiscence for Piano; In the mists (V Mlhách), pieces (4) for piano, JW 8/22
Performers: Firkusny, Rudolf

Janacek's piano music may lie less easily under the fingers than the music of Webern, but it is affecting and intriguing. This album features the...continue...
Recording information: RCA Studio A, New York, NY (06/05/1989-06/07/1989)....continue...

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Webern: Lieder / Christiane Oelze, soprano; Eric Schneider, piano
Webern: Lieder / Christiane Oelze, soprano; Eric Schneider, piano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Anton Webern: Poems (3) for voice & piano; Early Songs (8) for voice & piano; Songs (5) after Dehmel, for voice & piano; Songs (5) from Der siebente Ring, for voice & piano, Op. 3; Lieder (5) nach Ge...
Performers: Oelze, Christiane [Soprano Vocal]; Schneider, Eric [Piano]

Soprano Christiane Oelze & pianist Eric Schneider in a highly praised survey of Webern's Lieder, released initially in '95. Webern's first composition was the song...continue...
Recording information: Konzertsaal Lankwitz, Berlin (09/1994)....continue...
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Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne; Rachmaninov: Vocalise / Anna Moffo, soprano
Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne; Rachmaninov: Vocalise / Anna Moffo, soprano

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Joseph Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos; Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34
Performers: Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: ; America Symphony Orchestra

Soprano Anna Moffo was born in Pennsylvania in 1932 of Italian parents. After a period at the Curtis Institute, she went back to her ancestral...continue...
Recording information: Manhattan Center, New York City, USA (04/1964)....continue...

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 / Kirov Orchestra - Gergiev
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 / Kirov Orchestra - Gergiev

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: Kirov Orchestra

Considered one of the last, great composers of the Russian Romanticism era, Sergei Rachmaninov was a remarkable pianist with a striking gift for melody. Recorded...continue...
Recording information: Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg (01/1993)....continue...

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Smetana: Ma Vlast; Nature's Realm / Dorati - Concertgebouw
Smetana: Ma Vlast; Nature's Realm / Dorati - Concertgebouw

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Má Vlast (My Fatherland), symphonic poems (6), JB 1; Antonin Dvorák: In Nature's Realm (V prírode), concert overture, B. 168 (Op. 91)
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Smetana's Má vlast (My Country) embodies both Czech nationhood and the country's legendary history and was written when Smetana was at the height of his...continue...
Recording information: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (10/1986)....continue...

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Janacek: Sring Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 / Hagen Quartet
Janacek: Sring Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 / Hagen Quartet

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-07-26

Works: Leos Janácek: Quartet for Strings no 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"; Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Listy duverné," "Intimate Letters"), JW 7/13; Hugo Wolf: Serenade for String Quartet in G major "Italian...
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Ensemble: Hagen Quartet

Janácek's extraordinary pair of string quartets, as performed by The Hagen Quartet, is overflowing with drama and passion in this latest Newton release. Recorded first...continue...
Recording information: Kirche St. Konrad, Abersee, Austria (11/1988)....continue...
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Rita Streich sings Waltzes & Arias
Rita Streich sings Waltzes & Arias

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Johann Strauss II: Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410; Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler; Camille Saint-Saëns: Le rossignol; Giuseppe Verdi: Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano; Benjamin Godard: J...
Performers: Streich, Rita
Conductors: Gaebel, Kurt
Ensemble: Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin

"...she delights the ear from start to finish. Highly recommended, this true Original." -Gramophone Magazine...continue...
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Strauss: Music for Wind Ensemble / De Waart
Strauss: Music for Wind Ensemble / De Waart

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-06-28

Works: Richard Strauss: Serenade for 13 wind instruments in E flat major, Op. 7 (TrV 106); Suite for 13 wind instruments in B flat major, Op. 4 (TrV 132); Sonatina no 1 for 16 wind instruments in F major ("...
Performers: Holliger, Heinz [Oboe/Conductor]
Conductors: De Waart, Edo
Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble

This outstanding collection of Richard Strauss' works for wind instruments spans the entirety of Richard Strauss' creative career. The classic performances of these featured works...continue...

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Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie / Haitink
Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie / Haitink

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-04-26

Works: Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

"Quite simply the finest performance I have encountered" - Gramophone...continue...
Recording information: Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (01/1985)....continue...
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Virtuoso Showpieces by Schumann, Falla, Liszt & Guion / Byron Janis
Virtuoso Showpieces by Schumann, Falla, Liszt & Guion / Byron Janis

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-04-26

Works: Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124; Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125; Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244; Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215; Sonetto ...
Performers: Janis, Byron [Piano]
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra

A former child prodigy and student of Horowitz, Byron Janis was chosen in 1960 to spearhead a cross-cultural exchange between the US and USSR, making...continue...

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Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome / Dorati
Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome / Dorati

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-03-29

Works: Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 1; Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 2; Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3; Gli uccelli "The Birds"; Brazilian Impressions; Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome
Conductors: Dorati, Antal

"Respighi's generous but sensitive application of modern colour, both harmonic and orchestral, benefits enormously from the sonorous and widespread front put up by this recording,...continue...
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Loeki Stardust Collection [4 CDs]
Loeki Stardust Collection [4 CDs]

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Tarquinio Merula: La Ghiradella, canzona for consort; La Merula, canzona for consort; Gioseffo Guami: La Bastina, canzona a 4 for consort; La Brillantina, canzona for consort; La Gentile, canzona a 4...
Conductors: ; Hogwood, Christopher
Ensemble: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

'If there is a better recorder ensemble than the ALSQ I have yet to hear it, and here it is reproduced with as splendid sound...continue...
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Debussy: La mer Jeux, et al. / Ansermet
Debussy: La mer Jeux, et al. / Ansermet

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-02-22

Works: Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La mer; Jeux; Khamma, ballet, L. 125
Conductors: Ansermet, Ernest

Ernest Ansermet made a series of recordings (with great producers such as Ray Minshull and others) of music by Debussy in the late 1950s and...continue...
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Hermann Baumann Collection
Hermann Baumann Collection

7 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-01-25

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for 3 horns, violin, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 54; Concerto for 2 Horns in D major, BA 8; Concerto for Horn in D major; Overture, suite for 2 horns, strings ...
Performers: Baumann, Hermann; Brown, Timothy; Hartz, Markus; Hill, Nicholas; Hokanson, Leonard; Schmidt, Eckhardt; Wittekind, Almut
Conductors: Brown, Iona; Zukerman, Pinchas; Masur, Kurt; Baumann, Hermann
Ensemble: ; Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten; Folkwang Horn Ensemble

A lifetime of performances around the world and an extensive discography has ensured that the great horn player Hermann Baumann's stupendous technique, versatility and characterful...continue...
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Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works
Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works

2 CD / Newton Classics / 2011-01-25

Works: Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila; Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Dmitry Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96; Sergey Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko Suite, Op. 81a; Dmitry Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon, Op...
Conductors: Pletnev, Mikhail

This stunning 2 CD set includes a mix of the familiar and the not-so-familiar: Liadov's exquisite miniature tone poems and Glinka's effervescent overture to Ruslan...continue...
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Holst: The Planets
Holst: The Planets

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-11-16

Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji

Gustav Holst's 'Suite for Large Orchestra' known as The Planets was premiered in 1918. The rapturous reception ensured the fame of its composer. It is...continue...
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Debussy: Preludes
Debussy: Preludes

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-11-16

Works: Claude Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes, prelude for piano, L. 117/1; Préludes, Book 2; Préludes, Book 1; La danse de Puck, prelude for piano, L. 117/11; Prélude no 9 (La sér...
Performers: Bolet, Jorge

Jorge Bolet made this superbly languid and delicate recording of 16 Préludes by Debussy less than two years before his untimely death in 1990 at...continue...
Recording information: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (09/1989)....continue...

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Stokowski conducts Vaughan Williams, Dvorák & Purcell
Stokowski conducts Vaughan Williams, Dvorák & Purcell

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-10-26

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aenaeas; Antonin Dvorák: Serenade for Strings
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold

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The Small Desmar label made two recordings with Leopold Stokowski in 1975, when the conductor was 93. They were released...continue...
Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/16/1975); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/18/1975-08/19/1975)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works
Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-10-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Isle of the Dead, Op. 29; Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27; The Rock, Op. 7; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44; Symphonic Dances, Op. 45; The Bell...
Performers: Kaludov, Kaludi; Leiferkus, Sergei [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Dutoit, Charles

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The disc of choral-orchestral music is the most consistently fine of the four. The Bells is one of the best-sounding performances in the set, and...continue...
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Rachmoninov: Symphony No. 3; Vocalise
Rachmoninov: Symphony No. 3; Vocalise

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-10-26

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Songs (14), Op. 34; Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold

Recording information: West Ham Central Mission (1975-04-28&1975-04-30&1975-)....continue...
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Manuel de Falla: Suites From El Sombrero de Tres Picos / De Larrocha
Manuel de Falla: Suites From El Sombrero de Tres Picos / De Larrocha

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-07-27

Works: Manuel de Falla: Piezas Españolas (4) for Piano; Fantasía bética for Piano; El sombrero de tres picos; El Amor brujo, suite from the revised ballet for orchestra, G. 69
Performers: De Larrocha, Alicia [Piano]

Manuel de Falla was one of the 20th century's most original and distinctive composers. His music was firmly rooted in the folk music of Spain....continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (06/1973)....continue...
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Melodies Francaises / Gérard Souzay
Melodies Francaises / Gérard Souzay

4 CD / Newton Classics / 2010-07-27

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Chanson du pêcheur ("Ma belle amie est morte"), song for voice & piano or orchestra in F minor ("lam; Poème d'un jour, Op. 21; Les berceaux, Op. 23 no 1; Le secret, Op...
Performers: Baldwin, Dalton; Souzay, Gérard

A recital of French song by one of the great singers of the 20th century. Souzay possessed a warm, lyrical, supple, sensual and vibrant voice,...continue...
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