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Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013' - Flaherty: Airdancing; Part Suite-a for solo piano; A. Schoenberg: Picture Etudes; Bounce for two pianos; Matheson: Cretic Variations / Nadia Shpachenko, Genevieve Feiwen Lee, pianos
Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013' - Flaherty: Airdancing; Part Suite-a for solo piano; A. Schoenberg: Picture Etudes; Bounce for two pianos; Matheson: Cretic Variations / Nadia Shpachenko, Genevieve Feiwen Lee, pianos

1 CD / Reference Recordings / 2014-09-09


This innovative project of 2013 compositions, all world premieres, brings together piano repertoire representing the diversity of today's American classical music. The new works were...continue...
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Dvorak - In Love?, A film by Tony Palmer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Documentary / Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Vaclav Neumann, Czech PO [DVD]
Dvorak - In Love?, A film by Tony Palmer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Documentary / Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Vaclav Neumann, Czech PO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Launch Music / 2014-09-09

Conductors: Neumann, Vaclav
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

The Cello Concerto by Dvo?rak is one of the most popular concertos ever written, and one of Dvo?rak's last-ever works - but a strange and...continue...
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Fernando Otero 'Prima Donna' - a musical tribute to the composer's mother, Elsa Marval / Fernando Otero, piano
Fernando Otero 'Prima Donna' - a musical tribute to the composer's mother, Elsa Marval / Fernando Otero, piano

1 CD / Soundbrush Records / 2014-09-09


An intimate celebration of the artistic career of Elsa Marval, composer/pianist Fernando Otero's mother and musical mentor. Here, the Latin Grammy® winner shows off his...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphonies (Complete) / Herbert von Karajan, Berlin PO (rec. 1963) / Janowitz, Rossel-Majdan, Kmentt, Berry
Beethoven: Symphonies (Complete) / Herbert von Karajan, Berlin PO (rec. 1963) / Janowitz, Rossel-Majdan, Kmentt, Berry

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-08-25

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 5 in C min...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Singverein

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic for all of Beethoven's 9 Symphonies....continue...
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Franz Liszt: Male Choruses, Vol. 2 - Masses & motets; Preludes for organ / Saint Ephraim Male Choir
Franz Liszt: Male Choruses, Vol. 2 - Masses & motets; Preludes for organ / Saint Ephraim Male Choir

1 CD / Budapest Music / 2014-08-12

Works: Franz Liszt: In Dominum Domini Ibimus (Zum Haus des Herrn ziehen wir), prelude for organ, S. 671 (LW E40); Pax vobiscum!, for male chorus & organ (ad lib), S. 64 (LW J49); Missa quattuor vocum ad aeq...
Performers: Cser, Peter; Fassang, Laszlo; Philipp, György; Varga, Donat; Viszló, István
Conductors: Bubnó, Tamás
Ensemble: Saint Ephraim Male Choir

The first CD in this series - launched in 2009 by the Saint Ephraim Male Choir with the aim of recording all of Franz Liszt's...continue...
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Claude-Bénigne Balbastre: Pièces de clavecin (1759) / Korneel Bernolet: organ
Claude-Bénigne Balbastre: Pièces de clavecin (1759) / Korneel Bernolet: organ

1 Super Audio CD / Aliud Records / 2014-08-12


Claude-Bénigne Balbastre enjoyed a very distinguished reputation as a harpsichordist, fortepianist, and organist in 18th-century France. Balbastre's Pièces de Clavecin from 1759 are influenced on...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; Francesca di Rimini / Anthony Collins, London SO
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; Francesca di Rimini / Anthony Collins, London SO

1 CD / Decca / 2014-08-12

Conductors: Collins, Anthony
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Ten recordings of classical masterpieces, ranging from Schubert to Tchaikovsky, performed by Zubin Mehta, Jorge Bolet and more, re-released at an affordable price....continue...
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The Verdi Tenor: Arias from Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Aida plus Decca & Philips recitals / Carlo Bergonzi, tenor [17 CDs]
The Verdi Tenor: Arias from Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Aida plus Decca & Philips recitals / Carlo Bergonzi, tenor [17 CDs]

17 CD / Decca / 2014-08-12

Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von; Solti, Georg
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro dell Accademia di Santa Cecilia; Royal Philharmonc Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic

On 13th July 2014 Carlo Bergonzi - The Verdi Tenor - celebrates his 90th birthday. This special commemorative box includes all his best-known Verdi recordings,...continue...
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Couperin: Apothéoses de Lully; Les Nations / Raymond Leppard, Thurston Dart
Couperin: Apothéoses de Lully; Les Nations / Raymond Leppard, Thurston Dart

1 CD / Decca / 2014-08-12

Works: François Couperin: L'Apothéose de Lully, for various instruments & continuo; Les Nations, sonatas & suites for 2 violins & continuo
Performers: Dart, Thurston; Dupre, Desmond; Goff, Thomas; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]; Marriner, Sir Neville; Pini, Carl
Conductors: Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: Jacobean Ensemble

Ten recordings of classical masterpieces, ranging from Schubert to Tchaikovsky, performed by Zubin Mehta, Jorge Bolet and more, re-released at an affordable price....continue...
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Invitation To The Dance - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; plus Glazunov, Ravel, Adam, Weber & Falla / Albert Wolff, Paris Conservatoire Orch.
Invitation To The Dance - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; plus Glazunov, Ravel, Adam, Weber & Falla / Albert Wolff, Paris Conservatoire Orch.

2 CD / Decca / 2014-08-12

Conductors: Wolff, Albert
Ensemble: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

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Prometheus Lieder: Songs for bass & piano by Schubert, Strauss & Wolf / Franz-Josef Selig, bass; Gerold Huber, piano
Prometheus Lieder: Songs for bass & piano by Schubert, Strauss & Wolf / Franz-Josef Selig, bass; Gerold Huber, piano

1 CD / CAvi Music / 2014-08-12


The first solo recording from Franz-Josef Selig, one of the leading bass singers in the world. This release is particularly interesting, as Schubert's bass lieder...continue...
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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 / Vienna PO, Krips
Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 / Vienna PO, Krips

2 CD / Decca / 2014-08-12

Conductors: Krips, Josef
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Christopher Ball (b.1936): The Piper of Dreams - Music for Winds incl. Cor Anglais Concerto; Clarinet Quintet; Recorder Concerto; Wind Quintet
Christopher Ball (b.1936): The Piper of Dreams - Music for Winds incl. Cor Anglais Concerto; Clarinet Quintet; Recorder Concerto; Wind Quintet

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-08-05

Conductors: Ball, Christopher
Ensemble: Adderbury Ensemble; Emerald Concert Orchestra

Following on the success of MC 143, Christopher Ball's Horn Concerto and Oboe Concerto, Musical Concepts is excited to present this exceptional new album of...continue...
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Richard Strauss: Elektra / Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape
Richard Strauss: Elektra / Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-08-05

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra
Performers: Hadidi, Gala El; Heller, Constance [Vocals]; McHantaf, Nadja; Schroder, Simone; Secunde, Nadine; Sorensen, Rachel
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden

In the Strauss anniversary year, this is Deutsche Grammophon's new key audio release: a truly electrifying once in a lifetime performance of Strauss' Elektra in...continue...
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Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]
Bernstein: Candide / Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, Adolph Green Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann. Bernstein, London SO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29

Conductors: Bernstein, Leonard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Filmed at London's Barbican Centre in December 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducts his own Candide featuring the cast he chose himself - starring Jerry Hadley in...continue...
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Verdi: Rigoletto / Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Ferruccio Furlaneto. Vienna PO, Chailly [Blu-Ray]
Verdi: Rigoletto / Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Ferruccio Furlaneto. Vienna PO, Chailly [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29

Conductors: Chailly, Riccardo
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus

Filmed on location in 1981 in Italian Renaissance landmarks including the Castello di San Giorgio in Mantua, the Piazza Duomo in Cremona, and the Teatro...continue...
Run Time: 116 min.
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Beethoven: Prometheus / George Petrou, Armonia Atenea
Beethoven: Prometheus / George Petrou, Armonia Atenea

1 CD / Decca / 2014-07-29

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Conductors: Petrou, George
Ensemble: Armonia Atenea

Rejecting academic coolness, Armonia Atenea, under the baton of conductor George Petrou, injects dramatic energy and bright color to Beethoven's bold ballet score

Beethoven's ballet

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Recording information: Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron, The Athens Concert (2013-07-22_2013-07-26&2013-)....continue...
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Maria Joao Pires: Complete Solo Recordings / Maria Joao Pires, piano [20 CDs]
Maria Joao Pires: Complete Solo Recordings / Maria Joao Pires, piano [20 CDs]

20 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-29


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Maria Jopo Pires [is] among the most eloquent master-musicians of our time.
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orch.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orch.

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-22

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductors: Abbado, Claudio
Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Orchestra

In January 2014, music lovers worldwide were saddened to learn that Claudio Abbado had passed away.

Deutsche Grammophon feels immensely blessed and proud to be

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Gluck: The Great Operas - Alceste; Armide; Iphigénie en Aulide; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orfeo ed Euridice; Orphée et Eurydice; Paride ed Elena
Gluck: The Great Operas - Alceste; Armide; Iphigénie en Aulide; Iphigénie en Tauride; Orfeo ed Euridice; Orphée et Eurydice; Paride ed Elena

15 CD / Decca / 2014-07-15

Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Minkowski, Marc; McCreesh, Paul
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Monteverdi Choir

July 2, 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of early Classical opera composer Christopher Willibald Gluck. Featuring SEVEN full operas, and a special disc of historical...continue...
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Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [2 DVD]
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2014-07-15

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Performers: Kaufmann, Jonas; Magee, Emily; Mosuc, Elena
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

Starring Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus and featuring Emily Magee with Daniel Harding conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Ariadne auf Naxos was filmed at the acclaimed Salzburg...continue...
Run Time: 192 min.
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Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [Blu-Ray]
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jonas Kaufmann, Emily Magee, Elena Mosuc. Daniel Harding [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / Sony Classical / 2014-07-15

Works: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Performers: Kaufmann, Jonas; Magee, Emily; Mosuc, Elena
Conductors: Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

Starring Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus and featuring Emily Magee with Daniel Harding conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Ariadne auf Naxos was filmed at the acclaimed Salzburg...continue...
Run Time: 192 min.
Region: All
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Kalevi Aho (b.1949): Ludus Solemnis - Music for and with Organ / Jan Lehtola, organ
Kalevi Aho (b.1949): Ludus Solemnis - Music for and with Organ / Jan Lehtola, organ

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-07-08


A companion to Jan Lehtola's previous recording of Kalevi Aho's monumental organ symphony 'Alles Vergängliche', the present disc includes five smaller pieces by Aho for...continue...
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Cello Sonatas: Enescu, Prokofiev, Shostakovich / Laura Buruiana (cello), Alexandra Silocea (piano)
Cello Sonatas: Enescu, Prokofiev, Shostakovich / Laura Buruiana (cello), Alexandra Silocea (piano)

1 CD / Avie Records / 2014-07-08


Following two critically acclaimed solo recordings for AVIE, pianist Alexandra Silocea pairs with cellist Laura Buruiana for the Cello Sonatas by Russia's 20th-century compositional giants,...continue...
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Ivan Fischer
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Ivan Fischer

1 Super Audio CD / Channel Classics / 2014-07-08

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107
Conductors: Fischer, Ivan
Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Until late in his career, Bruckner was understood and admired only within a small circle - a handful of advocates of his music, both pupils...continue...
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Berlin Philharmonic: Great Recordings - Brahms, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Schumann et al. / Abbado, Karajan, Rattle [8 CDs]
Berlin Philharmonic: Great Recordings - Brahms, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Schumann et al. / Abbado, Karajan, Rattle [8 CDs]

8 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-07-08


2013 marked the 100th anniversary of recording between the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Grammophon, two giants in music. DG celebrated by releasing a hugely successful...continue...
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite from Jenufa / Pittsburgh SO, Manfred Honeck
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite from Jenufa / Pittsburgh SO, Manfred Honeck

1 Super Audio CD / Reference Recordings / 2014-07-08

Conductors: Honeck, Manfred
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Thrilling live performances from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in brilliant audiophile sound! This release is the second in the "Pittsburgh Live!" series of multi-channel hybrid...continue...
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Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite; The Wood Nymph / Osmo Vanska
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite; The Wood Nymph / Osmo Vanska

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-07-08

Conductors: Vanska, Osmo
Ensemble: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Jean Sibelius is best known for his seven symphonies and violin concerto - two genres usually thought of as 'absolute music'. But in 1894, well...continue...
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Chants nostalgiques - works by Godowsky, Kreisler, Schubert, Silvestri, Tarrega / Luiza Borac, piano (bonus: Homage to the great Romanian tenor)
Chants nostalgiques - works by Godowsky, Kreisler, Schubert, Silvestri, Tarrega / Luiza Borac, piano (bonus: Homage to the great Romanian tenor)

1 CD / Avie Records / 2014-07-08


Luiza Borac has captured international accolades for her committed performances of the music of fellow Romanians George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti, as well as the...continue...
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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Peter Orth (piano)
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Peter Orth (piano)

1 CD / Challenge / 2014-07-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
Performers: Orth, Peter

Peter Orth was born in Philadelphia, and started playing the piano at age four. At the invitation of Rudolf Serkin in 1978, Orth became a...continue...
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Dumka - Dvorak: Dumka, Op. 35; Balakirev: Dumka in E flat minor & more by Suk, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko & Martinu / Lada Valesova (piano)
Dumka - Dvorak: Dumka, Op. 35; Balakirev: Dumka in E flat minor & more by Suk, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko & Martinu / Lada Valesova (piano)

1 CD / Avie Records / 2014-07-08


"You have to take your hat off to someone who can plan a recital CD with the imaginative insight of the investigative musicologist, and then...continue...
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Bernhard Lang (b.1957): The Anatomy of Disaster (Monadologie IX) / Arditti String Quartet
Bernhard Lang (b.1957): The Anatomy of Disaster (Monadologie IX) / Arditti String Quartet

1 CD / Winter & Winter / 2014-07-08

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Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet

Bernhard Lang's work examines the meaning of life, revolving around themes of existence and death. Through cellular automats and granular analytical methods, historical texts are...continue...
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Gluck: Opera Arias / Daniel Behle, tenor. Armonia Atenea, George Petrou
Gluck: Opera Arias / Daniel Behle, tenor. Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

1 CD / Decca / 2014-07-01

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Antigono; Semiramide riconosciuta; Ipermestra; Ezio; La contesa de' numi; Le cinesi; Iphigénie en Aulide; Orphée et Eurydice; La Rencontre imprévue
Performers: Behle, Daniel
Conductors: Petrou, George
Ensemble: ; Armonia Atenea

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck's birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck's lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he...continue...
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Lars-Erik Larsson: Symphony No. 1; Music for Orchestra; Lyric Fantasy / Helsingborg SO, Manze
Lars-Erik Larsson: Symphony No. 1; Music for Orchestra; Lyric Fantasy / Helsingborg SO, Manze

1 CD / CPO / 2014-06-10

Conductors: Manze, Andrew
Ensemble: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

A Master of Classical Modernism Rangström, Wirén, Pettersson, Atterberg, Peterson-Berger: these names represent high points in Swedish music history and have found a discographic home...continue...

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Spain: Great Guitar Concertos - works by Rodrigo, Bacarisse; Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Karin Schaupp, guitar
Spain: Great Guitar Concertos - works by Rodrigo, Bacarisse; Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Karin Schaupp, guitar

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romancero gitano, for mixed choir & guitar, Op. 152; Salvador Bacarisse: Concertino for guitar & orchestra in A mino...
Performers: Schnaupp, Karin
Conductors: Northey, Benjamin; Chu, Philip
Ensemble: Cantillation; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

One of Australia's leading guitarists, Karin Schaupp, brings her passionate playing style to these jewels of the concerto repertoire. Her interpretation of the famous Rodrigo...continue...
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Vienna, City of My Dreams
Vienna, City of My Dreams

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johann Strauss II: Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), operetta (arr. & edited by A. Müller); Casanova; Carl Zeller: Der Vogelhändler; Der Obersteiger; Rudolf Sieczynski: Wien, du Stadt meiner Tr&#...
Performers: Bowman, Calvin; Cook, Jan; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Smith, Wilma; Vries, Doug de
Conductors: Bonynge, Richard

Despite being the city where Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Berg and Schoenberg lived and created many of their greater masterpieces, many people still consider...continue...
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Mystical Songs: Choral Music of Vaughan Williams
Mystical Songs: Choral Music of Vaughan Williams

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: O clap your hands; O taste and see; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Loch Lomond, folk song for baritone & male chorus; Folksongs from th...
Performers: Biber, Kristy; Bradley, Jonathan; Leighton-Jones, Michael; Reynolds, Timothy; Robinson, Julie; Stagg, Siobhan

The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, is renowned for its fine singing of music from the Anglican Cathedral tradition. This disc features the...continue...
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János Starker: The Mercury Living Presence Recordings - Music of Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms et al.
János Starker: The Mercury Living Presence Recordings - Music of Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms et al.

10 CD / Decca / 2014-06-10

Conductors: Dorati, Antal
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

One of many celebrated artists on the Mercury Living Presence label, this box is a collection of some of the finest recordings made by the...continue...
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Elgar: Dream of Gerontius; Cello Concerto
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius; Cello Concerto

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Performers: Wang, Jian
Conductors: Ashkenazy, Vladimir

Gramophone Magazine, May 2012
Ashkenazy conducts with heaps of spirit, tingling drama and red-blooded commitment to the cause, and he draws an unstintingly fresh and laudably...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Australia....continue...
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Ever Yours: Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger
Ever Yours: Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Percy Grainger: Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1); Letters; My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone, song for flute, English horn & strings (OEPM 2); Colonial Song, for orchestra (elast...
Conductors: Stanhope, David

MusicWeb International, March 2013
Grainger stylishly presented in Grainger's own words with his own music. There's no better place to start but even seasoned Grainger enthusiasts...continue...
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William Barton and Matthew Hindson: Kalkadungu
William Barton and Matthew Hindson: Kalkadungu

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Matthew Hindson: Kalkadungu, for orchestra; Improvisation for voice & didjeridu no 1; Improvisation for voice & didjeridu no 2; William Barton: Didjeridu solo no 1; I Dream of Sacred... I Am My Dream...
Performers: Barton, Delmae; Barton, William
Conductors: Gill, Richard; Christie, Michael; ; Volmer, Arvo
Ensemble: ; Southern Cross Soloists

The Arts Desk, 22nd September 2012
Mere words can't begin to describe the noise made by William Barton in full flow. It's a sonorous, low roar...continue...
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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: 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

Gramophone Magazine
...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...
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Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans
Antonio Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: 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

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...
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Mahler Symphony No. 10
Mahler Symphony No. 10

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 10 in F sharp major (realization by Deryck Cooke)
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Mark

Gramophone Magazine
Mark Wigglesworth has performed the Tenth regularly since a BBC Symphony Orchestra concert in 1991 brought him wide attention...This live Melbourne performance...[is] con...continue...
Recording information: Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11/13/2008-11/15/2008)....continue...
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Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Conductors: Otaka, Tadaaki

Gramophone Magazine, October 2012
[Otaka] remains a highly sympathetic, sure-footed and observant guide through the mighty Second Symphony, and he secures a tidy and spirited response...continue...
Recording information: Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (07/16/2010/07/17/2010)....continue...
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Dupré: Organ Symphony; Cortège et Litanie; Organ Concerto
Dupré: Organ Symphony; Cortège et Litanie; Organ Concerto

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10


Gramophone Magazine
The sharp lines of the piano trio medium suit Piazzolla's music as well as any and better than most...the textural severity keeps the emotion...continue...
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Purcell: Music for a While; If Love's a Sweet Passion; Fairest Isle; Handel: Silete Venti
Purcell: Music for a While; If Love's a Sweet Passion; Fairest Isle; Handel: Silete Venti

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Henry Purcell: King Arthur, Z 628; Fairy Queen, Z 629; The Indian Queen, Z 630; She loves and she confesses too, song, Z. 413; A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the plea...
Performers: Allan, Miriam
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ironwood (Chamber Ensemble)

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
Alla reveals herself as what these days could almost be termed an 'old-fashioned' early music singer, which is to say bell-like...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goossens Hall ABC Center, Sydney, New South Wale; Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Center, Sydney, Australia....continue...
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Mozart: Requiem; Exsultate Jubilate; Ave Verum Corpus; Sancta Maria / Macliver, Russel, McMahon, Rhodes
Mozart: Requiem; Exsultate Jubilate; Ave Verum Corpus; Sancta Maria / Macliver, Russel, McMahon, Rhodes

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Ave verum corpus; Sancta Maria, mater Dei, gradual for chorus & orchestra, K. 273; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a)
Performers: Macliver, Sara
Conductors: Walker, Antony
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Antipodes

International Record Review
A tremendously vivacious and life-affirming performance of Exsultate, jubilate provides a dramatic contrast [with the Requiem]. There's some enchanting orchestra ...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goossens Hall of the Australian Broadcasting Cor....continue...
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John Dowland: Sorrow Stay
John Dowland: Sorrow Stay

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: John Dowland: Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Lady if you so spite me, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musical Banquet); Go crystal tears, for 4 vo...
Performers: Burwood, Justin; Hodgson, Rosemary

International Record Review, December 2012
Far from wearying the listener with a surfeit of sorrow, this is a very successful recital. It demonstrates nicely the other...continue...
Recording information: St Fidelis' Catholic Church, Coburg, Melbourne, Austral (2011-01-05_2011-01-07&2011-)....continue...
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Sean O'Boyle: River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo
Sean O'Boyle: River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: 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

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...
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