45 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-06-30Conductors: Shafer, Robert; Rahbari, Alexander; Susskind, Walter; Wit, Antoni; Suitner, Otmar; Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Janacek Philharmonic; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic; Washington Chorus; Washington Orchestra; Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
Born the son of an innkeeper and occasional zither player in rural Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic), Antonín Dvorák showed astonishing musical promise...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Magnificat, for bass, 7 men's voices, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra; Prosimy cie (Kadisz), for male chorus
Performers: Pasichnyk, Olga
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Male Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
The two works on this recording are separated by 35 years, during which time Penderecki made a decisive break with the post-war European avant-garde. In...continue...
Idit Biret Schumann Edition: Solo Piano Music, Piano Quintet, & Music for Piano & Orchestra / Idil Biret, piano; Polish Nat'l RSO; Bilkent SO; Wit
8 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-03-10Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
"The recordings Idil Biret made in 2012 of Schumann's Kreisleriana, Blumenstück and Carnival de Vienne show the pianist in her best form: Majestic, accurate, clear...continue...
Battles in Music - works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Balada, Harris, Prokofiev, Holst, Kodaly, Korngold, Liszt, Coates, Debussy, Smetana / various artists
2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-02-10Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Wellingtons Sieg oder Die Schlacht bei Vittoria, "Battle Symphony", Op. 91; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa; Leonardo Balada: Guernica; Roy Harris: Symphony no 6 "Gettysburg"...
Conductors: Lenárd, Ondrej; Mas Conde, Salvador; Alsop, Marin; Yablonsky, Dmitry; Lloyd-Jones, David; Schwarz, Gerard; Stromberg, William T.; Adriano; Leaper, Adrian; Märkl, Jun; Wit, Antoni; Mogreli...
How to depict scenes of battle in music is a task that has long fascinated composers. From the dawning of the Renaissance the first successful...continue...