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50 Great Arias - Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, Wagner / Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
50 Great Arias - Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, Wagner / Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

4 CD / Decca / 2014-09-23

Conductors: Armiliato, Marco; Abbado, Claudio; Pappano, Antonio; Runnicles, Donald
Ensemble: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Deutschen Oper Berlin Orchestra; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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... his powerful tenor voice with its baritone colouring is keeping alive the German tradition of singers such as Anders, Wunderlich and Seiffert in...continue...
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The Beethoven Journey:  Piano Concerto No. 5
The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" & Choral Fantasy / Leif Ove Andsnes

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-09-16

Conductors: Andsnes, Leif Ove
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Celebrated Norwegian pianist, and 2013 Gramophone Hall of Fame inductee, Leif Ove Andsnes completes his exploration of Beethoven's complete piano concertos with The Beethoven Journey:...continue...
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B4: Brahms Symphonies, Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto / Maurizio Pollini, piano; Lisa Batiashvili, violin [3 CDs+DVD]
B4: Brahms Symphonies, Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto / Maurizio Pollini, piano; Lisa Batiashvili, violin [3 CDs+DVD]

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-09-16

Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden

Germany's foremost conductor of German Romantic repertoire conducts his legendary Dresdner Staatskapelle in a complete cycle of Brahms symphonies.

Recorded live through the 2012-13 season,

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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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Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Seattle Opera SO & Chorus, Asher Fisch
Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Seattle Opera SO & Chorus, Asher Fisch

14 CD / Avie Records / 2014-09-09

Conductors: Fisch, Asher
Ensemble: Seattle Opera Chorus; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Nearly 40 years ago, a small regional company in the Pacific Northwest decided to scale arguably the greatest height of operatic repertoire, Wagner's Ring. That...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 v.
Ensemble: ; Vienna Singverein

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic for all of Beethoven's 9 Symphonies....continue...
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Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830 / Igor Levit, piano
Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830 / Igor Levit, piano

2 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-08-25

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825; Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826; Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828; Partita for keyboard no 3 in A...
Performers: Levit, Igor [Piano]

For the last four years, Igor Levit's name has been the first to be mentioned whenever there has been talk of the most exciting of...continue...
Recording information: Funkhaus Nalepastraáe, Saal 1, Berlin (2014-01-23_2014-01-26&2014-)....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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Region: 0
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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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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.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 4:3, Color
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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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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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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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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.
Region: 0
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
Recording information: Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) Recording Centre, Dimitri (07/04/2013-07/09/2013)....continue...
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Dupré: Organ Symphony; Cortège et Litanie; Organ Concerto / Michael Dudman, organ; Sydney SO; Thomas
Dupré: Organ Symphony; Cortège et Litanie; Organ Concerto / Michael Dudman, organ; Sydney SO; Thomas

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Conductors: Thomas, Patrick
Ensemble: Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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 / Miriam Allan soprano; Ironwood Ensemble
Purcell: Music for a While; If Love's a Sweet Passion; Fairest Isle; Handel: Silete Venti / Miriam Allan soprano; Ironwood Ensemble

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
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Ensemble: Ironwood (Chamber Ensemble); Ironwood 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' / Justin Burwood, tenor; Rosemary Hodgson, lute
John Dowland: 'Sorrow Stay' / Justin Burwood, tenor; Rosemary Hodgson, lute

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 (b.1963): River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo / William Barton, Didgeridoo; Queensland Orch.; O'Boyle
Sean O'Boyle (b.1963): River Symphony; Concerto for Didgeridoo / William Barton, Didgeridoo; Queensland Orch.; O'Boyle

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
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...
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Andrew Schultz (b.1960): Orchestral Works / Richard Mills, Tasmanian SO
Andrew Schultz (b.1960): Orchestral Works / Richard Mills, Tasmanian SO

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Andrew Schultz: Ending, for orchestra, Op. 72; Concerto for Violin Op. 55; Once upon a time..., for orchestra, Op. 70
Performers: Pike, Jennifer
Conductors: Mills, Richard
Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Music Forum, October 2013
To my ears, this is a composer unafraid to speak in any manner (tonal or otherwise) which serves his expressive purpose, utilising...continue...
Recording information: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart (12/02/2008-12/05/2008)....continue...
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Carl Vine (b.1954): String Quartets / Goldner String Quartet
Carl Vine (b.1954): String Quartets / Goldner String Quartet

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Carl Vine: Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Strings no 4; Knips Suite; Quartet for Strings no 5
Conductors:
Ensemble: Goldner String Quartet

The Guardian, 1st August 2013
Fabulously assured performances...even if they do not break any radically new ground musically or texturally...it's the different routes those journeys take...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goossens Hall of the Australian Broadcasting Cor (2009-11-30&2009-12-02_2009-)....continue...
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Orchestra of the Antipodes; Walker
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Orchestra of the Antipodes; Walker

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046; Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Cantata BWV 29 ''Wir danken dir,...
Conductors: Walker, Anthony; Walker, Antony; McDonald, Anna; Costa, Neal Peres da; Helyard, Erin
Ensemble: ; Orchestra of the Antipodes

The Arts Desk
These are fabulous performances in every sense. The playing is so vibrant, so alive that resistance is futile...these recordings demonstrate intelligent period practice...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goosens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporatio (08/07/2003-08/11/2003); Eugene Goosens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporatio (08/22/2003-08/25/2003); Eugene Goosens ...continue...
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Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Fauré / Roy Howat, Emily Kilpatrick, pianos
Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Fauré / Roy Howat, Emily Kilpatrick, pianos

2 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Gabriel Fauré: Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70; Nocturne for piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63; Pavane, Op. 50; Thème et variations, for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73; B...
Performers: Howat, Roy; Kilpatrick, Emily

Fauré's piano music is utterly captivating in its elegance, lyricism and expressive power. Classically graceful, passionately romantic, boldly innovative, at times even cheekily mischievous, fa...continue...
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Sydney Opera House Organ Extravaganza: Music of Bach, Haydn, Messiaen, and more / Michael Dudman, organ
Sydney Opera House Organ Extravaganza: Music of Bach, Haydn, Messiaen, and more / Michael Dudman, organ

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10


BBC Music Magazine, January 2013
The instrument's greatest hits, but refreshing for the virtuosic flow of Dudman's playing on the world's biggest mechanical action organ, in...continue...
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Brahms: A German Requiem / Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone; Nicole Car, soprano; Melbourne SO; MSO Chorus, Fritzsch
Brahms: A German Requiem / Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone; Nicole Car, soprano; Melbourne SO; MSO Chorus, Fritzsch

1 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
Conductors: Fritzsch, Johannes
Ensemble: ; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

MusicWeb International, August 2012
[Fritzsch's] tempi seem to me to be consistently well chosen and he obtains some very good playing from the Melbourne orchestra while...continue...
Recording information: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne (2010-11-29&2010-12-01_2010-)....continue...
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J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions / Antony Gray, piano
J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions / Antony Gray, piano

3 CD / ABC Classics / 2014-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata, BWV 140 'Wachet auf'; Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 253 (BC F35); Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale prelude for or...
Performers: Gray, Antony

MusicWeb International, 21st June 2013
This set represents a valuable compendium of Bach transcriptions, past and present, in performances that are largely authoritative, but sometimes just...continue...
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