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The Butterfly Lovers Works by Kreisler, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Ma Sicong, Chen Gang & Ho Zhanhao / Lu Siqing, violin; Taipei Chinese Orch.
The Butterfly Lovers Works by Kreisler, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Ma Sicong, Chen Gang & Ho Zhanhao / Lu Siqing, violin; Taipei Chinese Orch.

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Fritz Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois; Henryk Wieniawski: Légende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17; Pablo de Sarasate: Ziegeunerweisen; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'u...
Performers: Lu, Siqing
Conductors: Chung, Yiu-Kwong
Ensemble: ; Taipei Chinese Orchestra

The violin is one of the most warmly embraced of Western instruments by non-Western musical cultures. One example of this is The Butterfly Lovers' Violin...continue...
Recording information: Zhongshan Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan (03/2014)....continue...
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BIS 2104
Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios Opp. 66 & 49 / Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Wu Qian, piano
Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios Opp. 66 & 49 / Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Leonard Elschenbroich, cello; Wu Qian, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
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Ensemble: Sitkovetsky Trio (Piano Trio)

The D minor piano trio (1840), one of the most popular of Felix Mendelssohn’s chamber works, unites the composer’s gift for melody with his textural...continue...
Recording information: St Georges Bristol, England (01/2014)....continue...
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Christopher Simpson (c.1605-69): Ayres & Graces / Chelys Viol Consort; Dan Tidhar, chamber organ & harpsichord; James Akers, theorbo & baroque guitar
Christopher Simpson (c.1605-69): Ayres & Graces / Chelys Viol Consort; Dan Tidhar, chamber organ & harpsichord; James Akers, theorbo & baroque guitar

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Christopher Simpson: Ayres (20) for 2 treble viols & 2 bass viols; Divisions for 2 bass viols in F; Divisions in A minor for 3 bass viols; Divisions on a Ground for 2 bass viols in C major
Performers: Akers, James; Tidhar, Dan
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Ensemble: Chelys Consort of Viols

About Christopher Simpson’s life not much is known except that he was a seminal writer for the viol. Modern violists use his 17th c. manual...continue...
Recording information: Girton College Chapel, Cambridge, England (07/2013)....continue...
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Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano / Ulf Wallin, violin; Roland Pontinen, piano
Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano / Ulf Wallin, violin; Roland Pontinen, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Franz Liszt: Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de "Le Marin" (I & II), for violin & piano, S. 128 & S. 700h (LW; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, for violin or cello & piano, S. 382; Epithalam zu Eduard R...
Performers: Pöntinen, Roland; Wallin, Ulf

With this recording of a selection of Franz Liszt’s music for violin and piano, Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen aim at expanding our understanding of...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany (04/2014)....continue...
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J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 / Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki
J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 / Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-07-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5); Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Sanctus,...
Performers: Blaze, Robin [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Blaziková, Hana; Kooij, Peter [Bass Vocal]; Lunn, Joanne; San'nomiya, Masamitsu; Türk, Gerd; Wakamatsu, Natsumi
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: ; Bach Collegium Japan

The Reformation’s fundamental alterations to traditional forms of church service, had, by Bach's time, resulted in German churches Latin yielding to the country's own language....continue...
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Kaikhosru Sorabji (1892-1988): 100 Trancendental Studies, 63-71 / Fredrik Ullén, piano
Kaikhosru Sorabji (1892-1988): 100 Trancendental Studies, 63-71 / Fredrik Ullén, piano

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Kaikhosru Sorabji: 100 Trancendental Studies
Performers: Ullén, Fredrik

Composed between 1940 and 1944, Kaikhosru Sorabji's 100 Transcendental Studies has a total duration of at least seven hours, making it by far the largest...continue...
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Folke Gräsbeck plays Sibelius on the Ainola Piano
Folke Gräsbeck plays Sibelius on the Ainola Piano

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Jean Sibelius: Andantino, for piano in B major, JS 44; Allegretto for piano in B flat minor, JS 18; Largo, for piano in A major, JS 117; Six Impromptus, Op. 5; Ten Pieces, Op. 24; Finlandia, Op. 26; ...
Performers: Grasbeck, Folke

Ainola, the house that Jean Sibelius built in 1904 and lived in until his death in 1957, has become legendary among lovers of Nordic music....continue...
Recording information: Ainola, Järvenpää, Finland (05/2014)....continue...
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John Cage: 'Aria'; Fontana Mix; A Chant with Claps; Sonnekus2; Eight Whiskus; A Flower; Experiences No. 2 / Nicholas Isherwood, bass baritone
John Cage: 'Aria'; Fontana Mix; A Chant with Claps; Sonnekus2; Eight Whiskus; A Flower; Experiences No. 2 / Nicholas Isherwood, bass baritone

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: John Cage: Work(s); A Chant with Claps, for chanter & hand-claps; Sonnekus2, for voice solo; Eight Whiskus, for solo voice; A Flower, for voice & closed piano; The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs...
Performers: Isherwood, Nicholas [Bass Baritone Vocals]

Nicholas Isherwood made his début as Lucifer in Stockhausen's Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden, at the age of 25, and has since collaborated closely...continue...
Recording information: Hofstelle Flammer, Küsten, Germany (05/2014)....continue...
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Sempre Libera - arias by Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delives, Puccini, Messager, Verdi Meyerbeer et al. / Miah Persson, soprano; Swedish Radio SO, Harding
Sempre Libera - arias by Gounod, Bellini, Bizet, Delives, Puccini, Messager, Verdi Meyerbeer et al. / Miah Persson, soprano; Swedish Radio SO, Harding

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Charles Gounod: Faust; Roméo et Juliette; Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1; L&eac...
Performers: Karnéus, Katarina; Persson, Miah; Staples, Andrew
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

To the audiences of many of the world's leading opera houses - the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper - Miah Persson will be well-known as...continue...
Recording information: Berwald Hall, Stockholm (03/31/2014-04/04/2014)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartets No. 1 in E flat major & No. 4 in E minor / Escher String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartets No. 1 in E flat major & No. 4 in E minor / Escher String Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-06-09

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Quartet for Strings in E flat major; Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2
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Ensemble: Escher String Quartet

Founded in 2005, the Escher String Quartet is still a young ensemble as string quartets go. It has nevertheless become established as one of the...continue...
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Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 / Royal Stockholm PO; Oramo
Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 / Royal Stockholm PO; Oramo

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"; Symphony no 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice"
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

The recently released second volume of the Carl Nielsen symphony cycle from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo has already met with acclaim similar...continue...
Recording information: Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden (06/2014)....continue...
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Yoshihiro Kanno (b.1953): Light, Water, Rainbow - works for piano with Japanese percussion and/or electronics / Noriko Ogawa, piano
Yoshihiro Kanno (b.1953): Light, Water, Rainbow - works for piano with Japanese percussion and/or electronics / Noriko Ogawa, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Yoshihiro Kanno: Angel's Ladder, The Remains of the Light 3, for piano & computer; A Particle of Light, for piano & Nambu bell; A Particle of Water, for piano & myochin hibashi; A Particle of Rainbow...
Performers: Ogawa, Noriko

In the compositions of Yoshihiro Kanno (b. 1953) he bases himself on three idioms: Western instrumental music, Japanese traditional instruments and computer music. Combining these...continue...
Recording information: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (06/2014)....continue...
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Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
Performers: Apekisheva, Katya; Rysanov, Maxim; Sitkovetsky, Alexander
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leading violist Maxim Rysanov and fellow musicians play Bohuslav Martinu's four later works for viola, all composed during his USA residence (1940-56) and all of...continue...
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Sebastian Fagerlund (b.1972): Violin Concerto 'Darkness in Light'; Ignite, for orchestra / Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Finnish Radio SO, Lintu
Sebastian Fagerlund (b.1972): Violin Concerto 'Darkness in Light'; Ignite, for orchestra / Pekka Kuusisto, violin; Finnish Radio SO, Lintu

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Sebastian Fagerlund: Concerto for Violin ("Darkness in Light"); Ignite, for orchestra
Performers: Kuusisto, Pekka
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu
Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The style in which the Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund composes might be described as 'magic realism', combining elements of surrealism with factual narrative. Drawing upon...continue...
Recording information: Helsinki Music Centre, Finland....continue...
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete Ballet); Pavane / Rotterdam PO, Nézet-Séguin
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete Ballet); Pavane / Rotterdam PO, Nézet-Séguin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; Pavane pour une infante défunte
Performers: Hurel, Juliette; Merwe, Martin van de
Conductors: Nézet-Séguin, Yannick
Ensemble: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

When Maurice Ravel in 1909 was commissioned by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev to write a score based on the ancient Greek novel Daphnis and...continue...
Recording information: De Doelen Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands....continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 16 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 16 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451; Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450; Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: ; Die Kölner Akademie

In May 1784, shortly after completing the two piano concertos recorded here, Mozart described them in a letter to his father as 'concertos which are...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (12/2013)....continue...
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Fleurs: Songs on Floral Themes, by Purcell, Schumann, Britten, Schubert, Debussy et al. / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Joseph Middleton, piano
Fleurs: Songs on Floral Themes, by Purcell, Schumann, Britten, Schubert, Debussy et al. / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Joseph Middleton, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Henry Purcell: Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1; Robert Schumann: Gedichte (7), Op. 90; Röselein, Röselein!, song for voice & piano, Op. 89/6; Jasminenstrauch ("Grü...
Performers: Middleton, Joseph [Piano]; Sampson, Carolyn

Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed notable successes worldwide in repertoire ranging from the early baroque to the present day, in opera and concert as well as...continue...
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Grieg: Cello Concerto; Grainger: Scandinavian Suite / Andreas Brantelid, cello; Christian Ihle Hadland, piano
Grieg: Cello Concerto; Grainger: Scandinavian Suite / Andreas Brantelid, cello; Christian Ihle Hadland, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-04-14

Works: Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36; Intermezzo for Cello and Piano in A minor; Sonata for Violin no 3 in C minor, Op. 45; Andante con moto for violin, cello & piano in C mino...
Performers: Bjornkjar, Lars; Brantelid, Andreas; Hadland, Christian Ihle

Although born forty years apart on opposite sides of the world, Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger have much in common. Both left their native countries...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/2014)....continue...
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Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons / Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti
Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons / Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; Concerto in D major, RV 226; Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580; Concerto for Violin in A ...
Performers: Rathbone, Helena; See, Ike [Violin]; Tognetti, Richard; Vänskä, Satu; Valve, Timo-Veikko
Conductors: Tognetti, Richard
Ensemble: ; Australian Chamber Orchestra

1711 saw the publication of what was to become one of the most important musical collections of the first half of the 18th century: Antonio...continue...
Recording information: The Concourse Chatswood Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia (03/2014)....continue...
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Kalevi Aho: Works for Solo Piano / Sonja Fräki, piano
Kalevi Aho: Works for Solo Piano / Sonja Fräki, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Kalevi Aho: Preludes (19) for piano; Three Small Piano Pieces; Two Easy Piano Pieces for Children; Sonatina for piano; Solo no 2 for piano; Piano Sonata
Performers: Fräki, Sonja

Known particularly for his orchestral output - 16 symphonies and 21 concertos to date! - the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho was recently described in Gramophone...continue...
Recording information: Nya Paviljongen, Grankulla, Finland (01/2013)....continue...
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Memories Lost:' Piano Works by Chinese Composers - Say, Tyzen, Qigang et al. / Chen Sa, piano; Taipei Chinese Orchestra; Yiu-Kwong
Memories Lost:' Piano Works by Chinese Composers - Say, Tyzen, Qigang et al. / Chen Sa, piano; Taipei Chinese Orchestra; Yiu-Kwong

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Fazil Say: Silence of Anatolia, piano concerto no 3, Op. 11; Tyzen Hsiao: Farewell Étude, for piano, Op. 55; Memories of Home, Op. 49; Julian Yu: Impromtu, for piano; Qigang Chen: Instants d'u...
Performers: Chen, Sa [Piano]
Conductors: Chung, Yiu-Kwong
Ensemble: ; Taipei Chinese Orchestra

The Chinese pianist Chen Sa (also known internationally as Sa Chen) has received much acclaim for her interpretations of composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninov and...continue...
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J.H. Roman (1694-1758): The 12 Flute Sonatas / Dan Laurin, recorder; Paradiso Musicale
J.H. Roman (1694-1758): The 12 Flute Sonatas / Dan Laurin, recorder; Paradiso Musicale

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10

Works: Johan Helmich Roman: Sonata for flute, cello & harpsichord no 1 in G major, BeRI 201; Sonata for flute, cello & harpsichord no 2 in D major, BeRI 202; Sonata for flute, cello & harpsichord no 3 in C ...
Performers: Laurin, Dan; Olofsson, Mats; Paradiso, Anna [Keyboard]
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Ensemble: Paradiso Musicale

In Stockholm during Johan Helmich Roman's lifetime, the recorder was the most common wind instrument, used throughout the social spectrum - including the Royal music...continue...
Recording information: Petruskyrkan, Stocksund, Sweden....continue...
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C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 29 - 'Zweyte Fortsetzung' Sonatas Nos. 4-6 / Miklós Spányi, harpsichord
C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 29 - 'Zweyte Fortsetzung' Sonatas Nos. 4-6 / Miklós Spányi, harpsichord

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-03-10


With this disc, Miklós Spányi completes C.P.E. Bach's set of 'Zweyte Fortsetzung' Sonatas, in itself a continuation of two previous sets (Wq 50 and 51)....continue...
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Nordic Concertos for clarinet by Hillborg, Holmboe, Rehnqvist, Crusell / Martin Frost, clarinet
Nordic Concertos for clarinet by Hillborg, Holmboe, Rehnqvist, Crusell / Martin Frost, clarinet

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Anders Hillborg: Concerto for Clarinet ("Peacock Tales") (original version); Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Concerto no 3, for clarinet & chamber orchestra, Op. 21; Karin Rehnqvist: On A Distant Shore, concer...
Performers: Frost, Martin
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka; Hughes, Owain A.; Sundkvist, Petter; van Beek, Arie
Ensemble: Östgöta Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Testifying to the multi-facetted talent of Martin Fröst as well as to the different responses that the clarinet has awakened in composers over the years,...continue...
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Now & Then - music for recorder quartet by Vivaldi,Bach, De Boismotier, Koomans, Moosenmark, Caldini, Scheidt, Merula / Sirena Recorder Quartet
Now & Then - music for recorder quartet by Vivaldi,Bach, De Boismotier, Koomans, Moosenmark, Caldini, Scheidt, Merula / Sirena Recorder Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D minor ("L'estro armonico" no 11), Op. 3/11,; Johann Sebastian Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731; In dulci jubilo (I),...
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Ensemble: Sirena Recorder Quartet

On their latest disc, the Danish-Swedish Sirena Recorder Quartet treats us to a wide-ranging selection from their regular concert repertoire. Now & Then illustrates the...continue...
Recording information: Vestkirken, Ballerup, Denmark (12/2013)....continue...
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Etude - Lyapunov: Etudes (3); Szymanowski: Studies (12); Kapustin: Five Etudes; Chin: Etudes / Clare Hammond, piano
Etude - Lyapunov: Etudes (3); Szymanowski: Studies (12); Kapustin: Five Etudes; Chin: Etudes / Clare Hammond, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Sergey Lyapunov: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante; Unsuk Chin: Études (6), for piano; Karol Szymanowski: Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 33, M34; Nikolai Kapustin: Études (5...
Performers: Hammond, Clare [Piano]

As Clare Hammond writes in the liner notes to her thought-provoking selection of piano études, the genre, at its best, 'combines the visceral excitement of...continue...
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Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scriabin: Piano Concerto, Op. 20 / Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Bergen PO; Litton
Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scriabin: Piano Concerto, Op. 20 / Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Bergen PO; Litton

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Alexander Scriabin: Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20; Nikolay Medtner: Concerto for Piano no 3 in E minor ("Ballade"), Op. 60
Performers: Sudbin, Yevgeny
Conductors: Litton, Andrew

Yevgeny Sudbin has already demonstrated his great affinity with the music of the composers united here: in 2007, his Scriabin solo recital (BIS-1568) garnered universal...continue...
Recording information: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (11/2013)....continue...
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Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Royal Stockholm PO; Sakari Oramo
Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Royal Stockholm PO; Sakari Oramo

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7; Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari

The new benchmark' and 'set to become the reference recordings' - these are a couple of the verdicts on the new Carl Nielsen cycle from...continue...
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Stenhammar: String Quartets
Stenhammar: String Quartets

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10


Between 1894 and 1916 Wilhelm Stenhammar composed a total of seven string quartets, of which one (F minor, 1897) was withdrawn immediately after its first...continue...
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Radamés Gnattali: 'Alma Brasileira' - Chamber Works / Franz Halász, guitar; Débora Halász, piano
Radamés Gnattali: 'Alma Brasileira' - Chamber Works / Franz Halász, guitar; Débora Halász, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Radamés Gnattali: Sonatina for guitar & piano no 2; Alma brasileira, for guitar; Dansa brasileira, for guitar; Petite Suite, for guitar; Toccata em ritmo de samba, for guitar no 1; Saudade, sl...
Performers: Halasz, Debora; Halasz, Franz; Yang, Wen-Sinn

His parents, Italian immigrants to Brazil, named Radamés Gnattali after the male lead in Verdi's Aida, and his mother began to teach him the piano...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Saal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (07/2013); Theater München, Germany (07/2013); Groáer Saal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (07/2013/02/2014)...continue...
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J.H. Roman: The 12 Keyboard Sonatas / Anna Paradiso, harpsichord
J.H. Roman: The 12 Keyboard Sonatas / Anna Paradiso, harpsichord

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-02-10

Works: Johan Helmich Roman: Keyboard Suite no 1 in E flat major, BeRI 225; Keyboard Suite no 2 in D major, BeRI 226; Keyboard Suite no 3 in G major, BeRI 227; Keyboard Suite no 4 in D major, BeRI 228; Keybo...
Performers: Paradiso, Anna [Keyboard]

Before coming to Sweden, the Italian-born harpsichordist Anna Paradiso knew little about Johan Helmich Roman, often called 'the father of Swedish music'. Here she soon...continue...
Recording information: Länna Church, Sweden (11/2013)....continue...
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Mozart: Requiem, K. 626; Veserae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 / Bach Collegium Japan; Suzuki
Mozart: Requiem, K. 626; Veserae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 / Bach Collegium Japan; Suzuki

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Laudate Dominum
Performers: Immler, Christian M.; Kielland, Marianne Beate; Sakurada, Makoto; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: ; Bach Collegium Japan

Since its creation in 1791, Mozart's Requiem has become one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this...continue...
Recording information: Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan (12/2013)....continue...
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Venetian Christmas - Works of Vivaldi, Torelli, Hasse & Perotti / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Komalé Akakpo, psaltery; Ewa Golinksa, violin; Arte Dei Suonatori; Gester
Venetian Christmas - Works of Vivaldi, Torelli, Hasse & Perotti / Ruby Hughes, soprano; Komalé Akakpo, psaltery; Ewa Golinksa, violin; Arte Dei Suonatori; Gester

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Il Riposo per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino, RV 717; Double Concerto, for violin & organ, strings & continuo in C major (incomplete), RV 774; Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo...
Performers: Akakpo, Komale; Gester, Martin; Golinska, Ewa; Hughes, Ruby; Pokrzywinski, Tomasz [Cello]; Sol, Dohyo
Conductors: Gester, Martin
Ensemble: ; Arte dei Suonatori

In Venice in the 18th century, Christmas was celebrated as only Venetians know how to celebrate: according to one account, more wax was burnt to...continue...
Recording information: Kosciól Ewangelicki sw. Jana s Mikolowie, Nikolów, Pola (10/2013)....continue...

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In Memoriam: Chamber Works by Viktor Suslin & Sofia Gubaidulina / Nurit Stark, Cédric Pescia, Rebecca Beyer et al.
In Memoriam: Chamber Works by Viktor Suslin & Sofia Gubaidulina / Nurit Stark, Cédric Pescia, Rebecca Beyer et al.

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Viktor Suslin: Mobilis, for violin; Sonata capricciosa for viola & harpsichord; Crossing Beyond for viola, cello & double bass; 1756, for violin; Capriccio for 2 violins; Sofia Gubaidulina: So sei es...
Performers: Beyer, Rebecca [Violin]; Dowbusch-Lubotsky, Olga [Cello]; Pescia, Cedric; Saito, Taiko [Marimba/Composer]; Stark, Nurit; Suslin, Alexander [Double Bass]

Viktor Suslin ((1942 - 2012) began his activity as a composer in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and in 1975 formed the improvisational ensemble...continue...
Recording information: Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, Germany (04/2013/10/2013)....continue...
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Allan Petterson: Symphonies 4 & 16
Allan Petterson: Symphonies 4 & 16

2 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13


Compared to most other composers, Allan Pettersson was an out-and-out symphonist. Following his first attempt in the genre (Symphony No.1, left unfinished by the composer...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 21 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 21 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Willens

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-01-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467; Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505; Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: Die Kölner Akademie

On 9th February 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart entered the Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major in his personal catalogue of works, and exactly 13...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (07/2013)....continue...
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Walton: Cello Concerto; Passacaglia for solo cello; Hindemith: Cello Concerto; Sonata for solo cello, Op. 25/3 / Christian Poltera, cello
Walton: Cello Concerto; Passacaglia for solo cello; Hindemith: Cello Concerto; Sonata for solo cello, Op. 25/3 / Christian Poltera, cello

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: William Walton: Concerto for Cello; Passacaglia, for cello solo; Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Cello; Sonata for Cello Solo, Op. 25
Performers: Poltera, Christian
Conductors: Shipway, Frank
Ensemble: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Both the William Walton and Paul Hindemith Cello Concerti are expansive three-movement pieces employing large forces, and, in the case of the Walton, a vibraphone,...continue...
Recording information: Musikaliska (the former Academy of Music). Stockholm, S (07/2013); Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil (07/2013); Musikaliska (the former Academy of Music). Stockholm, S (08/2013); Sala Sao ...continue...
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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano [9 CDs]
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano [9 CDs]

9 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor; Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3; Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1; Son...
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald

The 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven are often referred to as the ‘New Testament’ of the keyboard literature, following on the ‘Old Testament’...continue...
Recording information: Österåker Church, Sweden....continue...
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Tangophoria - works by Piazzolla, Cobian, Troilo, Demare / Christian Lindberg, trombone; Jens Lundberg, bandoneon; Roland Pontinen, piano
Tangophoria - works by Piazzolla, Cobian, Troilo, Demare / Christian Lindberg, trombone; Jens Lundberg, bandoneon; Roland Pontinen, piano

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Las estaciones porteñas (4); Milonga del Angel; Invierno porteño; Adiós Nonino, tango; Libertango; Decarísimo, tango; Enrico IV; Juan Carlos Cobian: Mi refugi...
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Ensemble: Trio Tangophoria

In Astor Piazzolla’s tango nuevo are all the ingredients of his life – his love from adolescence for Classical music, his fascination with jazz and...continue...
Recording information: Musikaliska, Stockholm, Sweden (12/2013)....continue...
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Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2; Variations, Op. 21/1; Three Intermezzi, Op. 117; Scherzo, Op. 4 / Jonathan Plowright, piano
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2; Variations, Op. 21/1; Three Intermezzi, Op. 117; Scherzo, Op. 4 / Jonathan Plowright, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2; Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Set 1, Op. 21; Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117; Scherzo for piano in E flat minor, Op...
Performers: Plowright, Jonathan

Johannes Brahms’ Second Piano Sonata, which opens pianist Jonathan Plowright’s disc, is the work of a young man eager to make his mark both as...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (01/2014)....continue...
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Jon Leifs (1899-1968): Elegies, Op. 35; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni pastorale, Op. 8; Scherzo concerto, Op. 58 / various artists
Jon Leifs (1899-1968): Elegies, Op. 35; Quintet, Op. 50; Variazioni pastorale, Op. 8; Scherzo concerto, Op. 58 / various artists

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Conductors: Wilkinson, Bernhardur
Ensemble: Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra

Aside from three impressive string quartets, Icelandic composer Jon Leifs’ (1899–1968) chamber music consists of only two original works - Quintet, op. 50, Scherzo concreto,...continue...
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Debussy: La Mer; Images; Prélude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / Singapore SO, Shui
Debussy: La Mer; Images; Prélude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / Singapore SO, Shui

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Works: Claude Debussy: Images for Orchestra; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La mer
Conductors: Shui, Lan
Ensemble: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

On this disc, Prélude a` l’apres-midi d’un faune – possibly Claude Debussy’s most popular work for orchestra – is framed by two of his greatest...continue...
Recording information: Esplande Concert Hall, Singapore....continue...
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Nun Danket Alle Gott: J.S. Bach 53 Cantatas / Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan [15 CDs, Limited Edition]
Nun Danket Alle Gott: J.S. Bach 53 Cantatas / Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan [15 CDs, Limited Edition]

15 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-11-11

Conductors: Suzuki, Masaaki
Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan

Comprising CDs 41–55 of the complete cycle of Bach’s Church Cantatas. Includes the original CD booklets with notes in English, German and French, and cantata...continue...
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James MacMillan: Clemency, a chamber opera for five singers & string orchestra; Schubert: Hagar's Lament
James MacMillan: Clemency, a chamber opera for five singers & string orchestra; Schubert: Hagar's Lament

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-10-14

Works: James MacMillan: Clemency, chamber opera
Performers: Abraham, Christine; Ferreira, Neal [Tenor Vocal]; Kravitz, David; Levine, Samuel; McFerrin, David; Trainor, Michelle [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Angus, David
Ensemble: Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra

Clemency, a chamber opera for five singers and string orchestra in one act; composed 2009-10 and the third operatic collaboration between composer James MacMillan and...continue...
Recording information: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, Boston, Massachusetts, (2013-02-06_2013-02-07&2013-)....continue...
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Copenhagen Recital - original works & transcriptions by Lebedev, Telemann, Schumann, Borch, Hyldgaard, Schnyder / Stefan Schulz, bass trombone; Saori Tomidokoro, piano
Copenhagen Recital - original works & transcriptions by Lebedev, Telemann, Schumann, Borch, Hyldgaard, Schnyder / Stefan Schulz, bass trombone; Saori Tomidokoro, piano

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-10-14


Berlin Philharmonic bass trombone player Stefan Schulz is one of the foremost exponents of his instrument. His second BIS disc, Copenhagen Recital, opens with a...continue...
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Visions Fugitives: Music for String Orchestra by Prokofiev, Hindemith, Weber & Bartok / Camerata Nordica, Tonnesen
Visions Fugitives: Music for String Orchestra by Prokofiev, Hindemith, Weber & Bartok / Camerata Nordica, Tonnesen

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-10-14

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22; Paul Hindemith: School Work for Instrumental Ensemble Playing, "music for use" for instruments, Op. 44; Anton Webern: Movements (5), version for string or...
Conductors: Tonnesen, Terje
Ensemble: ; Camerata Nordica

The Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica and its artistic director Terje Tønnesen made their first joint appearance on BIS in 2013 with a critically acclaimed...continue...
Recording information: Algutsrum kyrka, Öland, Sweden (02/2006/03/2012)....continue...
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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Funeral March; Rosamunde Overture / Swedish Chamber Orch., Dausgaard
Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Funeral March; Rosamunde Overture / Swedish Chamber Orch., Dausgaard

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-10-14

Works: Franz Schubert: Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82; Adrast, D 137; Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125; Die Zauberharfe 'Rosamunde Overture'
Conductors: Dausgaard, Thomas
Ensemble: ; Swedish Chamber Orchestra

On the final disc of a complete cycle, Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra offer Franz Schubert's first two symphonies as well as two...continue...
Recording information: Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden (06/2013)....continue...
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Oystein Baadsvik plays Tuba Concertos by Baadsvik, Jon Oivind Ness & Christian Lindberg / Arctic PO, Lindberg
Oystein Baadsvik plays Tuba Concertos by Baadsvik, Jon Oivind Ness & Christian Lindberg / Arctic PO, Lindberg

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-09-09

Works: Oystein Baadsvik: Concerto for tuba & chamber orchestra; Jon Oivind Ness: Bogey Thresher, for tuba & orchestra; Christian Lindberg: Panda in Love, concerto for tuba & orchestra
Performers: Baadsvik, Oystein
Conductors: Lindberg, Christian

One of today's foremost exponents of his instrument, the Norwegian tubist Øystein Baadsvik is also an untiring champion when it comes to expanding the tuba...continue...
Recording information: Harstad Kulturhaus, Norway....continue...
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C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 28 / Miklós Spányi, clavichord
C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 28 / Miklós Spányi, clavichord

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-09-09

Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata for keyboard in E flat major (Zweyte Forsetzung no 1), H. 50, Wq. 52/1; Sonata for keyboard in D minor (Zweyte Forsetzung no 2), H. 142, Wq. 52/2; Sonata for keyboar...
Performers: Spanyi, Miklos

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's 'Zweyte Fortsetzung' Sonatas are, as the title implies, a sequel to a previous collection, namely the famous Sonatas with Varied Reprises,...continue...
Recording information: Keizerszaal, Sint-Truiden, Belgium (07/2013)....continue...
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Britten: String Quartet in F; Simple Symphony; Rhapsody; Phantasy; Quartettino / Emperor Quartet
Britten: String Quartet in F; Simple Symphony; Rhapsody; Phantasy; Quartettino / Emperor Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-09-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Rhapsody, for string quartet; Quartettino, for string quartet; Phantasy, for string quintet in F minor; Quartet for Strings in F major
Performers: Metcalfe, John
Conductors:
Ensemble: Emperor Quartet

On two previous, highly acclaimed discs the British Emperor Quartet have released Benjamin Britten's three numbered string quartets. Their performances of these undisputed masterpieces of...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (04/2011)....continue...
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