Schoenberg: Moses und Aron, opera / Franz Grundheber, Andreas Conrad; SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Cambreling
2 Super Audio CD / Hanssler Classic / 2014-09-30Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Moses und Aron, biblical drama in 3 acts (unfinished)
Performers: Bridges, Jason; Briend, Jean-Noel [Tenor (Vocal)]; Conrad, Andreas; Persicke, Katharina [Soprano Vocal]; Rohlig, Friedemann; Winkel, Johanna; Wolf, Andreas
Conductors: Cambreling, Sylvain
Ensemble: EuropaChorAkademie; SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden & Freiburg
Schoenberg's masterpiece in the twelve-tone system he developed was his unfinished opera "Moses und Aron", a vastly complex work based on a single tone row....continue...
Recording information: Berliner Philharmonie (09/02/2012); Konzerthaus Freiburg (09/02/2012); Kultur- und Kongresshaus Luzern (09/02/2012); Palais de la Musique et des Congrès Strasbourg (09/02/2...continue...
1 CD / Varese Sarabande / 2014-09-23Works: Carlos Rafael Rivera: A Walk Among the Tombstones, film score
Performers: Barr, Frank; Eyre, Emily; Geissinger, Katie; Iwama, Misa; Joseph, Greg [Percussion]; Koch, Emily [Vocals]; Kramer, Tom [Editing]; Rivera, Carlos Rafael; Rossi, Mick [Piano]; South, Joshua; Wadia, Sor...
Conductors: Pejtsik, Péter
Recording information: Clubhouse Recording Studios, Rhinebeck, NY....continue...
Judith Weir (b. 1954): The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera / Ailish Tynan, soprano; Anna Stéphany, soprano; Andrew Tortise, tenor; Owen Gilhooly, baritone. BBC SO, Brabbins
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-09-09Works: Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera
Performers: Alcantara, Lynette; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowen, Christopher; Curievici, Paul Haas [Vocals]; Gilhooly, Owen; Goater, Edward; Lemalu, Jonathan; Menna, Sian; Murgatroyd, Andrew; Price...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Judith Weir's opera, commissioned by Glasgow District Council for the 1990 City of Culture celebrations, takes three Scottish folktales, all concerned with disappearance: The Inheritance...continue...
Recording information: Barbican Concert Hall, London, England (01/19/2008)....continue...
Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music - Works by Barber, Colin Britt, Paul Crabtree, Shawn Crouch, Dan Forrest et al. / Anna Fateeva, piano
1 CD / Seraphic Fire & Firebird / 2014-09-09Works: Nico Muhly: I Cannot Attain unto it, for chorus & piano; Shawn Crouch: Light of Common Day, for chorus & piano; Anonymous: Give Good Gifts One to Another; Philip R. Dietterich: Followers of the Lamb,...
Performers: Bass, James K.; Beauchamp, Cameron; Chartrand, Megan [Soprano Vocal]; Coble, Lianne; Diamond, Brad; Fateeva, Anna [Piano]; Muehleise, Patrick [Tenor Vocal]; Quinn, Molly
Conductors: Quigley, Patrick Dupré
Ensemble: ; Seraphic Fire
Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music is a groundbreaking collection of American music by emerging and established composers alike. With Reincarnations, Seraphic Fire encapsulates...continue...
Recording information: Bower Chapel at Moorings Park, Naples, Florida (05/21/2014-05/23/2014)....continue...
Bellini: Norma / Maria Callas, soprano; Ebe Stignani, mz; Mario del Monaco, tenor; Giuseppe Modesti, bass-baritone; Orchestra e Coro di Roma de la R.A.I.; Tullio Serafin
2 CD / Myto Records / 2014-09-09Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cavallari, Rina; Cesarini, Athos; Del Monaco, Mario; Modesti, Giuseppe; Stignani, Ebe [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio
Ensemble: ; Orchestra e Coro di Roma de la R.A.I.
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending / David Coucheron, violin; Jessica Rivera, soprano; Brett Polegato, baritone. Robert Spano; Atlanta Symphony Orch. & Chorus
2 CD / ASO Media / 2014-09-09Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Symphony no 4 in F minor; The lark ascending
Performers: Polegato, Brett; Rivera, Jessica [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Spano, Robert
Ensemble: ; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Robert Spano, conductor of the prestigious Atlanta Symphony since 2001, leads the orchestra and guest soloists in three highly distinctive and distinguished works by the...continue...
Recording information: Woodruff Performing Arts Center, Atlanta Symphony Hall, (02/21/2014-02/22/2014)....continue...
Honegger: King David / D. Striesow, narration; I. Hermann, witch; N. Yeghiyan, sop.; R. Hellier, alto; J. Remmers, tenor; Prometheus Ens. Berlin; Junges Ensemble Berlin Chor; Markowitsch
1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2014-09-09Works: Arthur Honegger: Le roi David, oratorio (Psaume symphonique) for narrator, 3 solo voices, 2 choruses & chamber orches
Performers: Hermann, Irm [Vocals]; Remmers, Janjob; Yeghiyan, Narine [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Markowitsch, Frank
Ensemble: Junges Ensemble Berlin Choir; Prometheus Ensemble
Arthur Honegger's Le Roi David - only rarely can this extensive work be heard in German: with the present CD, Rondeau Production releases a unique...continue...
Recording information: Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin (11/01/2013-11/03/2013)....continue...
1 CD / Moviescore Media / 2014-09-09Works: Raphael Gesqua: Aux yeux des vivants, film score
Performers: Gesqua, Raphael
Howells: Stabat Mater / Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Alison Hill, soprano; The Bach Choir; Bournemouth SO; Hill
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-09-09Works: Herbert Howells: Stabat Mater, for tenor solo, chorus & orchestra; Te Deum and Jubilate; Sine nomine
Performers: Hill, Alison; Hulett, Benjamin
Conductors: Hill, David
Ensemble: The Bach Choir
The three works on this recording mark staging posts in Herbert Howells's compositional life. Sine nomine was commissioned at Elgar's instigation when Howells was 30...continue...
Recording information: The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset, UK (11/30/2013-12/01/2013)....continue...
Dean Burry (b. 1972): Baby Kintyre, opera/ Laura Albino, Benjamin Covey, James McLennan, Shannon Mercer, Eileen Nash, Krisztina Szabó, Giles Tomkins
1 CD / Centrediscs / 2014-09-09Works: Dean Burry: Baby Kintyre, radio serial opera; Spoken Word: Documentary
Performers: Albion, Laura; Attariwalla, Parmela [Viola]; Bard, Shalom; Bergman, Bethany; Covey, Benjamin; Ghent, Amber; Hess, John; McLennan, James; Mercer, Shannon [Soprano Vocal]; Miyagawa, Aya; Nash, Eileen [...
Set against a backdrop of 1920's Toronto, this radio opera serial is based on a true story of a mummified baby found in the floorboards...continue...
2 CD / Orange Mountain Music / 2014-09-09Works: Philip Glass: Spuren der Verirrten (The Lost), opera
Performers: Achrainer, Martin; Breuer, Elisabeth [Vocals]; de Beul, Bram [Vocals]; Griesmeier, Gotho [Vocals]; Hirschmann, Martha [Vocals]; Nekel, Dominik [Vocals]; Pertusini, Peter [Vocals]; Ratzenbock, Christa...
Conductors: Davies, Dennis R.
Ensemble: Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Philip Glass's opera Spuren der Verirrten (The Lost) was first performed in April 2013 at the opening of the new Musiktheater am Volksgarten Linz. The...continue...
Recording information: Musiktheater, Landestheater Linz (04/12/2013)....continue...
2 CD / Myto Records / 2014-09-09Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Malagu, Stefania; Ricciardi, Franco; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Vinco, Ivo
Conductors: Sanzogno, Nino
Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala di Milano Chorus; Teatro alla Scala di Milano Orchestra
Elena Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans, concert suite / Jane Sheldon, soprano; Ian Munro, piano; Tasmanian SO; Rudner
1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Elena Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans, concert suite for orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 2; Mythic, for orchestra
Performers: Munro, Ian; Sheldon, Jane
Conductors: Rudner, Ola
Ensemble: ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Swans captivated audiences around Australia when it was first performed and broadcast on ABC TV. This recording features soprano Jane Sheldon. Also included is the...continue...
Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album - music by Rozsa, Waxman, Eisler, Korngold, Weill / Daniel Hope, violin; Sting, Max Raabe, Jacques Ammon
1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-09-02Works: Miklós Rózsa: Ben-Hur; El Cid; Spellbound (Ich kämpfe um dich); Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Der Schneemann (The Snowman); Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco...
Performers: Aisemberg, Juan Lucas; Ammon, Jacques; Carls, Jochen [Double Bass]; Hope, Daniel [Violin]; Maoz, Asaf; Peters, Chie [Violin]; Raabe, Max; Starke, Christiane [Cello]; Sting; Todtenhaupt, Maria [Harp]
Conductors: Shelley, Alexander;
Ensemble: ; Philharmonia Quartet Berlin; Quintet of the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
In his latest album Daniel Hope shines a new light on Hollywood scores as he takes a widescreen musical journey, seeking out the echoes of...continue...
Westlake/Lior: Compassion - Symphony of Songs; song cycle for voice & orchestra / Lior, voice. Sydney SO; Westlake;
1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Lior: Compassion
Conductors: Westlake, Nigel
Ensemble: ; Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Recording information: Sydney Opera House (09/06/2013-09/07/2013)....continue...
Sean O'Boyle (b.1963): River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo / William Barton, Didgeridoo; Queensland Orch.; O'Boyle
1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Sean O'Boyle / William Barton: Concerto for Didgeridoo; Sean O'Boyle: Riversymphony, for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Barton, William; Fraser, Anna; Sheldon, Jane
Conductors: O'Boyle, Sean
Ensemble: ; The Queensland Orchestra
Classic FM Magazine
Lovers of film music in the modern Romantic idiom will thrill to Australian composer O’Boyle’s River Symphony. The orchestra sounds as though it...continue...
Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans / David Walker; Fiona Campbell; Sara MacLiver; et al.; Cantillation; Orchestra of the Antipodes; Cremonesi
2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto per la solennità di S Lorenzo, for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major,; Juditha triumphans, RV 645
Performers: Campbell, Fiona; Macliver, Sara; Martin, Rene; Russell, Sally-Anne; Walker, David
Conductors: Cremonesi, Attilio
Ensemble: ; Orchestra of the Antipodes
Australia's most exciting opera company, pinchgut opera has attracted rave reviews since making its debut with handel's semele in 2002. Abc classics has been with...continue...
An Australian Christmas' - Music by William Garrett James, Ross Edwards, et al. / Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir; Walker
1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: William Garrett James: Australian Christmas Carols, for voice, chorus & orchestra; Ross Edwards: Carols (5) from Quaem Quaeritis, for chorus; Elliott Gyger: Ring Out, Wild Bells, for chorus; Stephen ...
Performers: Baker, Matthew; Boyd, Robert; Brewer, Gary; Cleworth, Ian; Cooke, Ann; Hudson, Lionel; Kutra, Maria; Lagos, Rebecca; Miller, David [Piano]; Nixon, Brian; Rey, Catherine
Conductors: Walker, Antony
Ensemble: ; Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus, opera / Pinchgut Opera; Anna Fraser; Corin Bone; Damian Whiteley; et al.; Cantillation; Orchestra of the Antipodes; Walker
2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Allan, Miriam; Bennett, Stephen; Bone, Corin; Fraser, Anna; Greco, David; McCusker, Kathryn; Mills, Penelope; Walker, Daniel; Whelan, Paul; Whiteley, Damian
Conductors: Walker, Antony;
Ensemble: ; Cantillation; Orchestra of the Antipodes; Pinchgut Opera
...this live recording reminds us that this richly endowed and noble work must seek advocacy and exposure wherever it can. The most compelling reason...continue...
3 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-09-02Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
Performers: Campbell, Fiona; Chu, Philip; Frederic, Didier; Greco, David; Grimson, Martene; McMahon, Paul; Mills, Penelope; Shea, Natalie; Thomson, Nicole; Tucker, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Weymark, Brett
Conductors: Walker, Antony
3 CD Set. Pinchgut opera's performances each year in the intimate surrounds of sydney's city recital hall angel place have become a highlight in the...continue...