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Chopin: Complete Nocturnes / Earl Wild, piano [2 CDs]
Chopin: Complete Nocturnes / Earl Wild, piano [2 CDs]

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, world-renowned conductor, is incensed that Chopin’s Piano Concertos are compared so unfavourably to those by other composers, and on this recording he does...continue...
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BLC 94930
Classics for the People, Vol. 2 - works by Suppe, Sousa, Gershwin, Lehar, Verdi, Grieg, Holst, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Puccini, Rossini et al. / Royal PO
Classics for the People, Vol. 2 - works by Suppe, Sousa, Gershwin, Lehar, Verdi, Grieg, Holst, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Puccini, Rossini et al. / Royal PO

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Every now and again a piece of music comes along that captures the public’s attention and imagination – a composition, movement or excerpt which, on...continue...
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BLC 94935
Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841): Solo Guitar Music / Nicola Jappelli, guitar
Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841): Solo Guitar Music / Nicola Jappelli, guitar

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Fernando Carulli, Italian guitarist and composer, has been left to dwell in obscurity when it comes to guitar music, eclipsed by the arrival of Fernando...continue...
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BLC 94917
Saint-Saens: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; Berceuse, Op. 38; Triptyque, Op. 136 / Mauro Tortorelli, violin; Angela Meluso, piano
Saint-Saens: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; Berceuse, Op. 38; Triptyque, Op. 136 / Mauro Tortorelli, violin; Angela Meluso, piano

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Although sometimes disregarded as a conservative composer, looking back at a time when other composers were looking to the future, Saint-Saëns’s output towards the end...continue...
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BLC 94848
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Vol. 3: Peter Philips, J.P. Sweelinck / Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Vol. 3: Peter Philips, J.P. Sweelinck / Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is one of the most extraordinary manuscripts of Elizabethan and Jacobean music in existence, and is currently held at the Fitzwilliam...continue...
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BLC 94449
Vivaldi Edition - Historically informed performances by L'Arte del
Vivaldi Edition - Historically informed performances by L'Arte del"Arco, Modo Antiquo, Virtuosi Saxoniae and many others. [66 CDs]

66 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


A new, extended, improved and upgraded Vivaldi Edition! The master of Italian Baroque music is indisputably Antonio Vivaldi. Throughout his life, he composed hundreds of...continue...
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BLC 94840
Overtures for Organ Four Hands by Handel, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky / Pietro Qasquini & Francesco Zuvadelli, organs
Overtures for Organ Four Hands by Handel, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky / Pietro Qasquini & Francesco Zuvadelli, organs

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Although usually performed by large orchestras, this new release brings the overture – an introduction to an opera, ballet, suite or oratorio – to the...continue...
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BLC 94954
17th-century Neapolitan Keyboard Music by Valente, de Macque, Rodio, Trabaci, Salvatore, Strozzi, Scarlatti / Stefano Innocenti, harpsichord & organ
17th-century Neapolitan Keyboard Music by Valente, de Macque, Rodio, Trabaci, Salvatore, Strozzi, Scarlatti / Stefano Innocenti, harpsichord & organ

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


At the turn of the 17th century, Naples was a thriving hub of music, its reach expanding out of Italy to touch all corners of...continue...
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BLC 94992
Organ Music for Christmas from the 17th - 20th centuries by Dandrieu, Corrette, Balbastre, Guilmant, Franck, Dubois, Boely / Christian Lambour, organ
Organ Music for Christmas from the 17th - 20th centuries by Dandrieu, Corrette, Balbastre, Guilmant, Franck, Dubois, Boely / Christian Lambour, organ

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


The French word ‘noël’ is closely associated with the organ, and this new recording from the Breton organist Christian Lambour introduces the listener to works...continue...
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BLC 94101
Padre Davide da Bergamo (1791-1863): Organ Music, incl. Sonatas & Sinfonias (6) for organ / Marco Ruggeri, organ
Padre Davide da Bergamo (1791-1863): Organ Music, incl. Sonatas & Sinfonias (6) for organ / Marco Ruggeri, organ

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Given his immense fame and popularity during his lifetime, it seems astonishing that Padre Davide da Bergamo, Italian organist and priest, seems to have been...continue...
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BLC 94964
Federico Maria Sardelli (b.1963): Sacred Music for voices & orchestra in Baroque style - Dixit Dominus; Kyrie; Credo; Church Concertos / Modo Antiquo
Federico Maria Sardelli (b.1963): Sacred Music for voices & orchestra in Baroque style - Dixit Dominus; Kyrie; Credo; Church Concertos / Modo Antiquo

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: Accademia del Dissennati; Modo Antiquo

Federico Maria Sardelli is a Baroque composer for our time. His ‘old-new’ music is grounded in extensive research and study of the music of Antonio...continue...
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BLC 95068
Giovanni Albini (b.1982): Musica Sacra / Choir of the Faculty of Musicology, Cremona
Giovanni Albini (b.1982): Musica Sacra / Choir of the Faculty of Musicology, Cremona

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Pustijanac, Ingrid;
Ensemble: 15.19ensemble; Choir of the Faculty of Musicology Cremona; Il Giardino delle Muse

Italian composer Giovanni Albini takes a highly modern approach to Western musical traditions by organising his beautifully structured music through precise mathematical patterns. Described by...continue...
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BLC 95072
Francesco da Milano (1497-1543): fantasias (10) & ricercares (12) for solo lute / Sandro Volta, lute
Francesco da Milano (1497-1543): fantasias (10) & ricercares (12) for solo lute / Sandro Volta, lute

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Francesco da Milano was a composer of the Italian Renaissance period, and like many other musicians of that time, a poet, artist and writer to...continue...
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BLC 94993
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Arleen Auger, Annelies Burmeister, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam. Dresden PO, Flaming
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Arleen Auger, Annelies Burmeister, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam. Dresden PO, Flaming

3 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Flamig, Martin
Ensemble: Dresdner Kreuzchor; Dresdner Philharmonie

Johann Sebastian Bach, hero of the Baroque, has many masterpieces to his name. Among them is the Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV248, also known as the Christmas Oratorio....continue...
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BLC 95019
Vivaldi: Gloria; Magnificat / Andrea Ihle, soprano; Elisabeth Wilke, soprano; Annett Markert, contralto; Virtuosi Saxoniae, Guttler
Vivaldi: Gloria; Magnificat / Andrea Ihle, soprano; Elisabeth Wilke, soprano; Annett Markert, contralto; Virtuosi Saxoniae, Guttler

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Guttler, Ludwig
Ensemble: Hallenser Madrigalisten; Virtuosi Saxoniae

In 1701 Antonio Vivaldi was appointed violin teacher at the Ospedale della Pietà – an orphanage that specialised in musical training for young girls. The...continue...
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BLC 95022
Bartolomeo Campagnoli (1751-1827): Six String Quartets / Ensemble Symposium; Simone Laghi
Bartolomeo Campagnoli (1751-1827): Six String Quartets / Ensemble Symposium; Simone Laghi

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Symposium

String quartets came into their own in the latter half of the 18th century, and this brand new genre became an irresistible temptation to many...continue...
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BLC 95037
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - original piano version & the Ravel orchestration / Alexander Warenberg, piano; Igor Markevitch, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch.
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - original piano version & the Ravel orchestration / Alexander Warenberg, piano; Igor Markevitch, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch.

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Markevitch, Igor
Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

The drunken sot who glares out at us from Ilya Repin’s celebrated portrait looks more like a tramp than a composer, and Mussorgsky’s music has...continue...
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BLC 94931
Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-88): Solo Piano Music: studies, miniatures and character pieces / Costantino Mastroprimiano, piano
Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-88): Solo Piano Music: studies, miniatures and character pieces / Costantino Mastroprimiano, piano

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Charles-Valentin Alkan was a true celebrity in 19th-century Paris. A child prodigy who entered the Paris Conservatoire before the age of five, he later won...continue...
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BLC 94341
Giovanni Ghizzolo (1580-1625): Il Secondo Libro de Madrigali / Roberto Balconi, countertenor. Fantazyas
Giovanni Ghizzolo (1580-1625): Il Secondo Libro de Madrigali / Roberto Balconi, countertenor. Fantazyas

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Balconi, Roberto
Ensemble: Fantazyas

Renowned in his day but now faded into obscurity, Giovanni Ghizzolo and his hauntingly lyrical madrigals are brought to life on this new recording by...continue...
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BLC 94834
Saint-Saens: Piano Quartets / Quartetto Avos
Saint-Saens: Piano Quartets / Quartetto Avos

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

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Ensemble: Quartetto Avos

Thanks to his traditional upbringing, Saint-Saëns was a composer deeply rooted in the classical tradition, something particularly highlighted in his piano quartets. Rather than allowing...continue...
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BLC 94652
Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 - 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances D89; String Quartets D18 & D68 / Diogenes Quartet
Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 - 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances D89; String Quartets D18 & D68 / Diogenes Quartet

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

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Ensemble: Diogenes Quartet

Schubert’s early string quartets raise a number of questions, as well as suggesting an intriguing level of experimentation on the young composer’s part. Firstly, there...continue...
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BLC 94463
Emmanuel Durlet (1893-1977): Violin Sonata
Emmanuel Durlet (1893-1977): Violin Sonata "Illuminated Tales; 'The Refuge of Your Eyes' for cello & piano; piano pieces / Kyotaka Izumi, Eliot Lawson, David Cohen

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Born into a family of architects, the pianist, piano pedagogue and composer Emmanuel Durlet was only 16 when he obtained his degree in piano studies...continue...
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BLC 94481
Manuel Ponce (1882-1948): Complete Guitar Music / Gérard Abiton, guitar [4 CDs]
Manuel Ponce (1882-1948): Complete Guitar Music / Gérard Abiton, guitar [4 CDs]

4 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


The magic and mystery of Mexico make a welcome return on this recording, as the expert skills of Gérard Abiton explore Manuel Ponce’s complete works...continue...
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BLC 94986
Telemann: 'Virtuoso' - Concertos, sonatas & solo pieces for recorder / Ensemble Il Rossignolo
Telemann: 'Virtuoso' - Concertos, sonatas & solo pieces for recorder / Ensemble Il Rossignolo

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

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Ensemble: Ensemble Il Rossignolo

Despite not quite achieving the stellar fame of his contemporaries, Bach and Handel, Georg Telemann remains a stalwart of German Baroque music, having composed over...continue...
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BLC 94995
Schumann: String Quartet No. 3; Piano Quintet / Daniel Quartet; Klara Wurtz, piano
Schumann: String Quartet No. 3; Piano Quintet / Daniel Quartet; Klara Wurtz, piano

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

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Ensemble: Daniel Quartet

Although perhaps better known for his Lieder and piano music, both of the works heard on this new recording by the Daniel Quartet are from...continue...
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BLC 95014
Satie: Slow Music - Gymnopédies; Gnossiennes; Petite Ouverture a Danser; Pieces Froides / Jeroen van Veen, piano
Satie: Slow Music - Gymnopédies; Gnossiennes; Petite Ouverture a Danser; Pieces Froides / Jeroen van Veen, piano

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


“Open your head”, “light as an egg” and “from the top of your back teeth”: such phrases are only to be found in the scores...continue...
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BLC 94768
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (1575-1647): Music for Organ and Harpsichord / Francesco Cera, organ & harpsichord
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (1575-1647): Music for Organ and Harpsichord / Francesco Cera, organ & harpsichord

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


Giovanni Maria Trabaci is certainly not the best-known name to emerge out of the music of the Italian Renaissance. However, his wealth of compositions constitute...continue...
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BLC 94897
Vocalise: Transcriptoins & music for bassoon and piano by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Longo, Rachmaninov, Pierne, Ravel / Massimo Data, bassoon, Piero Barbareschi, piano
Vocalise: Transcriptoins & music for bassoon and piano by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Longo, Rachmaninov, Pierne, Ravel / Massimo Data, bassoon, Piero Barbareschi, piano

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18


The chamber literature for bassoon is not as rich and varied as the instrument deserves. Despite its widely recognised beauty of timbre and expressive potentialities,...continue...
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BLC 95009
Mysterious Nativity - Christmas music for choir by Georgy Sviridov, Arvo Part, Dimitri Tchesnokov, Vytautas Miskinis, Alfred Schnittke / Lés Metaboles
Mysterious Nativity - Christmas music for choir by Georgy Sviridov, Arvo Part, Dimitri Tchesnokov, Vytautas Miskinis, Alfred Schnittke / Lés Metaboles

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2014-11-18

Conductors: Warynski, Léo
Ensemble: Les Métaboles

One of the most fascinating characteristics of 20th-century classical music is its continuous revival of sacred music. Despite the many new developments that have taken...continue...
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BLC 95080
 
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