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Kalevi Aho: Theremin & Horn Concertos / Annu Salminen, horn; Carolina Eyck, theremin
Kalevi Aho: Theremin & Horn Concertos / Annu Salminen, horn; Carolina Eyck, theremin

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

Works: Kalevi Aho: Concerto for horn & chamber orchestra; Acht Jahreszeiten (Eight Seasons), concerto for theremin & chamber orchestra; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Eyck, Carolina [Theremin]; Salminen, Annu [Horn]
Conductors: Storgårds, John
Ensemble: ; Lapland Chamber Orchestra

Widely regarded as one of today's most important composers of orchestral music, Kalevi Aho has written fifteen symphonies to date, but also twenty concertos. Indeed,...continue...
Recording information: Korundi House of Culture, Rovaniemi, Finland (01/2013)....continue...
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C.P.E. Bach: Concertos & Symphonies; J.C. Bach: Symphony for Double Orchestra in E flat major / Alexei Lubimov & Yury Martynov, fortepianos; Reinhard Czasch, flute
C.P.E. Bach: Concertos & Symphonies; J.C. Bach: Symphony for Double Orchestra in E flat major / Alexei Lubimov & Yury Martynov, fortepianos; Reinhard Czasch, flute

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-08-12

Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Double Concerto for 2 harpsichords, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F major, H. 408, Wq. 46; Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in A minor, H. 431, Wq. 166; Symphony for...
Performers: Czasch, Reinhard; Lubimov, Alexei [Piano]
Conductors: Huss, Manfred
Ensemble: ; Haydn Sinfonietta Wien

It is to be hoped that the tercentennial of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach will lead to a greater and more widespread interest...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 in B flat major & 22 in E flat major / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 in B flat major & 22 in E flat major / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-04-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 18 in B flat major, K 456; Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: Die Kölner Akademie

The sixth disc in this highly acclaimed series combine two works in which Mozart's powers as an orchestrator come to the fore. Concerto No. 18...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (12/2012)....continue...
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Reger: Orchestral Works / Love Derwinger, piano. Norrkoping SO, Leif Segerstam  [3CDs]
Reger: Orchestral Works / Love Derwinger, piano. Norrkoping SO, Leif Segerstam [3CDs]

3 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-03-25

Works: Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart for orchestra, Op. 132; Symphonic Prologue to a Tragedy for orchestra in A minor, Op. 108; Concerto for Piano in F minor, Op. 114; Suite for orche...
Performers: Derwinger, Love; Lysell, Kjell
Conductors: Segerstam, Leif
Ensemble: ; Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra

Max Reger's orchestral output includes some twenty works, the most well-known being the Mozart Variations, op.132. This set demonstrates Reger's great skills as an orchestrator....continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 / Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 / Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-02-25

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Performers: Sudbin, Yevgeny
Conductors: Vänskä, Osmo
Ensemble: ; Minnesota Orchestra

The third installment of Yevgeny Sudbin's complete Beethoven BIS piano concerto cycle. A prime coupling of two works both written in the richly evocative and...continue...
Recording information: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, USA....continue...
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C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 20 - Double Concerti / Miklos Spanyi, Tamas Szekendy, Cristiano Holtz
C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 20 - Double Concerti / Miklos Spanyi, Tamas Szekendy, Cristiano Holtz

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-02-25

Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Double Concerto for harpsichord, fortepiano, 2 flutes, 2 horns, 2 violins, violetta & continuo in E; Double Concerto for 2 harpsichords, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F ma...
Performers: Holtz, Cristiano; Spanyi, Miklos; Szekendy, Tamas [Piano]
Conductors: ; Szüts, Peter
Ensemble: ; Concerto Armonico

The twentieth, and final disc in the CPE Bach Keyboard Concerti survey from BIS. Hungarian-born Miklos Spanyi, famed worldwide as a five-keyboard virtuoso and scholar,...continue...
Recording information: Phoenix Studios, Diosd, Hungary (04/2012/08/2013)....continue...
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Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 15; Double Bass Concerto; Minea / Eero Munter, double bass
Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 15; Double Bass Concerto; Minea / Eero Munter, double bass

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-01-28

Works: Kalevi Aho: Minea, for orchestra; Double Bass Concerto; Symphony no 15
Performers: Munter, Eero
Conductors: Vänskä, Osmo; Kuusisto, Jaakko; Slobodeniouk, Dima
Ensemble: ; Lahti Symphony Orchestra

  • Finnish composer Kalevi Aho has been an important musical presence in Finland since the late 1960's.
  • Mr. Aho composed Minea at the behest of conductor
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Recording information: Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland....continue...
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Ge Gan-Ru (b.1954): Fairy Lady Meng Jiang; Lovers Besieged / Sharon Bezaly, flute
Ge Gan-Ru (b.1954): Fairy Lady Meng Jiang; Lovers Besieged / Sharon Bezaly, flute

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2014-01-28

Works: Ge Gan-Ru: Fairy Lady Meng Jiang, for flute & orchestra; Lovers Besieged, suite for orchestra
Performers: Bezaly, Sharon
Conductors: Diemecke, Enrique Arturo
Ensemble: ; Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon

  • Chinese composer Ge Gan-ru, whilst studying music at the Shanghai Conservatory, earned the designation of 'China's first avant-garde composer'.
  • Flautist Sharon Bezaly, heard here, is
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Recording information: Valladolid, Spain (03/2009)....continue...
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Britten: Frank Bridge Variations; Lachrymae; Elegy for Strings; Simple Symphony; Two Portraits / Catherine Bullock, viola
Britten: Frank Bridge Variations; Lachrymae; Elegy for Strings; Simple Symphony; Two Portraits / Catherine Bullock, viola

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-11-19

Works: Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a; T...
Performers: Bullock, Catherine
Conductors: Tonnesen, Terje
Ensemble: Camerata Nordica

This collection of works for string orchestra combines two of Britten's first masterpieces, Simple Symphony and the Frank Bridge Variations, with the even earlier Elegy...continue...
Recording information: Algutsrum kyrka, Sweden (01/2011); Oppmanna kyrka, Sweden (01/2011); Algutsrum kyrka, Sweden (2010-10-??&2012-10-??&2013-); Oppmanna kyrka, Sweden (2010-10-??&2012-10-??&2013-)....continue...
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Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing; Testament; Vexations and Devotions / Peter Zimmerman, violin; Brabbins; Nott
Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing; Testament; Vexations and Devotions / Peter Zimmerman, violin; Brabbins; Nott

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-10-29

Works: Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing, concerto for violin & orchestra; Testament, for 12 violas; Vexations and Devotions, oratorio for chorus, children's chorus, orchestra & electronics
Performers: Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Nott, Jonathan; Brabbins, Martyn; Robertson, David
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Gondwana Voices; Sydney Symphony

More than most composers currently active, Brett Dean uses music to tackle political and social themes of our times. A common factor in the works...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 20 in D minor & No. 27 in B flat major / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 20 in D minor & No. 27 in B flat major / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-10-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466; Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: ; Die Kolner Akademie

On their fifth disc of Mozart's concertos, an ongoing series which has been described as 'a lucky break and a true delight' in the German...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (07/2012)....continue...
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Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet; 'Kegelstatt' Trio; Allegro, K.91 / Martin Frost, clarinet; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Janine Jansen, viiolin
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet; 'Kegelstatt' Trio; Allegro, K.91 / Martin Frost, clarinet; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Janine Jansen, viiolin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-09-24

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622; Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat major, K 498 "Kegelstatt"; Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet in Bb, K Anh. 91 (516...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Brovtsyn, Boris [Violin]; Frost, Martin; Jansen, Janine [Violin]; Rysanov, Maxim; Tamesit, Antoine; Thedeen, Torleif
Conductors: Frost, Martin
Ensemble: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

One of a small handful of truly international wind players, Martin Frost mesmerizes audiences throughout the world, whether he is performing one of the several...continue...
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Great Works for Flute & Orchestra by Nielsen, Griffes, Reinecke, Chaminade, Poulenc et al. / Sharon Bezaly, flute
Great Works for Flute & Orchestra by Nielsen, Griffes, Reinecke, Chaminade, Poulenc et al. / Sharon Bezaly, flute

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-08-27

Works: Carl Nielsen: Concerto for Flute, FS 119; Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Poem, for flute & orchestra, A. 93; Carl Reinecke: Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 283; Cécile Chaminade: Concertino for F...
Performers: Bezaly, Sharon
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme
Ensemble: ; Haag Resident Orchestra

Sharon Bezaly is a staunch champion of contemporary music, with 17 concertos and numerous chamber works dedicated to her. Her latest disc includes two central...continue...
Recording information: Dr. Anton Philipszaal, The Hague, The Netherlands....continue...
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John Corigliano (b.1938): Violin Concerto
John Corigliano (b.1938): Violin Concerto "The Red Violin"; Jaakko Kuusisto (b. 1974): Violin Concerto Op. 28; Leika for orchestra / Elina Vahala, violin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-08-27

Works: Jaakko Kuusisto: Leika, for orchestra, Op. 24; Concerto for Violin Op. 28; John Corigliano: Concerto for Violin & orchestra ("The Red Violin")
Performers: Vähälä, Elina
Conductors: Kuusisto, Jaakko
Ensemble: ; Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Appearing for the first time on BIS, the acclaimed violinist Elina Vahala has a wide-ranging career, both geographically and in terms of repertoire. She made...continue...
Recording information: Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland....continue...
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French Trumpet Concertos by Tomasi, Jolivet, Planel, Desenclos / Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
French Trumpet Concertos by Tomasi, Jolivet, Planel, Desenclos / Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-07-30

Works: Henri Tomasi: Concerto for Trumpet; André Jolivet: Concertino for trumpet & string orchestra; Concerto for Trumpet; Robert Planel: Concerto for trumpet & string orchestra; Alfred Desenclos: Prem...
Performers: Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Kopylova, Olga [Piano]
Conductors: Shui, Lan
Ensemble: ; Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

If the Baroque period may be regarded as a golden era for trumpet virtuosos, the centuries that followed proved far less glorious. Apart from its...continue...
Recording information: Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil (02/2000)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1; Piano Concerto No. 1 / Yevgeny Sudbin, pinao; Singapore SO
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1; Piano Concerto No. 1 / Yevgeny Sudbin, pinao; Singapore SO

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-07-30

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13; Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
Performers: Sudbin, Yevgeny
Conductors: Shui, Lan
Ensemble: ; Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Completed in 1891 and 1895 respectively, the Piano Concerto No.1 and the D minor Symphony were Sergei Rachmaninov's first large-scale orchestral compositions, written by a...continue...
Recording information: Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore (08/2012)....continue...
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Hindemith: Violin Sonatas & Concerto / Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Enrico Pace, piano
Hindemith: Violin Sonatas & Concerto / Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Enrico Pace, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-07-30

Works: Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Violin & orchestra; Sonata for solo violin, Op. 31/2; Sonata for violin & piano in E flat major, Op. 11/1; Sonata for violin & piano in E major; Sonata for violin & piano...
Performers: Pace, Enrico; Zimmermann, Frank Peter
Conductors: Paavo, Järvi
Ensemble: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Paul Hindemith's first instrument was the violin, and so thoroughly did he master it that he rose to become leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra...continue...
Recording information: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany (05/2012); Toblach Kulturzentrum, Dobbiaco Centro Culturale, Italy (05/2012); Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany (09/2009); Toblach Kulturzentrum, Dobbi...continue...
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Piano Rhapsody: An Odyssey from Bach to Satie with Roland Pöntinen, piano [4 CDs]
Piano Rhapsody: An Odyssey from Bach to Satie with Roland Pöntinen, piano [4 CDs]

4 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-07-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperiete Klavier, Book 1; Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59; Carl Maria von Weber: Sonata for Piano in C major, Op. 24; ...
Performers: Pöntinen, Roland
Conductors: Segerstam, Leif

Roland Pöntinen first entered a recording studio for BIS in 1983 - at the age of 20 - and released his début recital disc the...continue...
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BIS 9044
Mozart Arranged by Hummel: Seven Piano Concertos; Symphony No. 40 / Furniko Shiraga, piano, Henrik Wiese, flute, Peter Clemente, violin, Tibor Benyi, cello [4 CDs]
Mozart Arranged by Hummel: Seven Piano Concertos; Symphony No. 40 / Furniko Shiraga, piano, Henrik Wiese, flute, Peter Clemente, violin, Tibor Benyi, cello [4 CDs]

4 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-04-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466; Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503; Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a); Concerto for Piano no 24 in C min...
Performers: Clemente, Peter; Shiraga, Fumiko; Tibor Benyi [Cello/Conductor]; Wiese, Henrik

Recording information: Bavaria Studios, Munich, Germany (2003-06-??&2004-06-??&2005-)....continue...
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BIS 9043
Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Oboe Quartet; Sonata for Oboe / Alexei Ogrintchouk, oboe; Leonid Ogrintchouk, piano
Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Oboe Quartet; Sonata for Oboe / Alexei Ogrintchouk, oboe; Leonid Ogrintchouk, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-04-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b); Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d); Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a)
Performers: Blaumane, Kristina [Cello]; Brovtsyn, Boris [Violin]; Ogrintchouk, Alexei; Rysanov, Maxim
Conductors: Ogrintchouk, Alexeï
Ensemble: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Gramophone 2013
Using a modern sound, the orchestra simply establishes a spruce, finely tailored context for the solo line [in the C Major Oboe Concerto]...The playing...continue...
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Works for alto saxophone & wind ensemble - works by Milhaud, Boutry, Creston, Emilsson / Claude Delangle, saxopphone
Works for alto saxophone & wind ensemble - works by Milhaud, Boutry, Creston, Emilsson / Claude Delangle, saxopphone

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-03-28

Works: Jay Babcock: Catch Me If You Can, for alto saxophone & band (after John Williams); Darius Milhaud: La création du monde, Op. 81; Roger Boutry: Divertimento, for alto saxophone & orchestra; Pau...
Performers: Alin, Christina Wirdegren; Bergqvist, Christian; Delangle, Claude; Lindgard, Jonas; Lindgren, Stefan
Conductors: Lindberg, Christian
Ensemble: Swedish Wind Ensemble

International Record Review, May 2013
All the music here is on the light side, but it is played with such pizzazz and enthusiasm that the meat-free...continue...
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C.P.E. Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 19 / Miklos Spanyi, Harpsichord & fortepiano; Concerto Armonico Budapest
C.P.E. Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 19 / Miklos Spanyi, Harpsichord & fortepiano; Concerto Armonico Budapest

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-03-07

Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for harpsichord, 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in G major (Sei Concerti no 5), H.; Concerto for harpsichord, 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in C maj...
Performers: Abraham, Marta; Spanyi, Miklos
Conductors: Spanyi, Miklos
Ensemble: Concerto Armonico (Budapest)

Recording information: Phoenix Studios, Diósd, Hungary (04/2012)....continue...
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John Pickard: Tenebrae; Piano Concerto; Sea-Change / Brabbins, Norrköping SO, Fredrik Ullén, piano
John Pickard: Tenebrae; Piano Concerto; Sea-Change / Brabbins, Norrköping SO, Fredrik Ullén, piano

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-02-04

Works: John Pickard: Piano Concerto; Sea-Change, for orchestra; Tenebrae, for orchestra
Performers: Ullen, Fredrik
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

International Record Review, May 2013
Brabbins directs with undemonstrative mastery and the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra is suitably uninhibited in its response...That a Swedish orchestra (...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 / Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-02-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459; Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: Die Kölner Akademie

BBC Music Magazine, September 2013
Brautigam's playing in this sadly undervalued concerto is faultless throughout, and the finale - a real contrapuntal tour de force -...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, Germany (12/2011)....continue...
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In the Shadow of War - Bloch: Schelomo; Hough: The Loneliest Wilderness; Bridge: Oration / Steven Isserlis, cello
In the Shadow of War - Bloch: Schelomo; Hough: The Loneliest Wilderness; Bridge: Oration / Steven Isserlis, cello

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-01-01

Works: Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; Frank Bridge: Oration, concerto elegiaco for cello & orchestra, H. 180; Stephen Hough: The Loneliest Wilderness, elegy for cello & orchestra
Performers: Isserlis, Steven
Conductors: Wolff, Hugh; Takacs-Nagy, Gabor
Ensemble: Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin; Tapiola Sinfonietta

The Observer, 7th April 2013
A mood of poignant intensity characterises the three works here, played by Steven Isserlis with two different orchestras...Some ridiculed [Schelomo] as...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany (01/2012); Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland (01/2012); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany (11/2009); Tapiola Concert Hall, ...continue...
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Telemann: Picturesque Overtures / Arte dei Suonatori, Martin Gester
Telemann: Picturesque Overtures / Arte dei Suonatori, Martin Gester

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-01-01

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Overture, suite for 3 oboes, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 55; Volker-Overture, suite for strings & continuo in B flat major (a.k.a "Klingende Geographie"), TWV 55; Quart...
Conductors: Gester, Martin
Ensemble: Arte dei Suonatori

Gramophone Magazine, May 2013
Arte dei Suonatori play [these pieces] with neatness, clarity and buoyant tone. Their fine ensemble spirit is much in evidence and the...continue...
Recording information: Michal Archaniol Parish Church, Wykroty, Poland (10/2012)....continue...
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Kalevi Aho: Oboe Concerto; Solo IX; Oboe Sonata / Piet Van Bockstal, oboe; Yutaka Oya, piano
Kalevi Aho: Oboe Concerto; Solo IX; Oboe Sonata / Piet Van Bockstal, oboe; Yutaka Oya, piano

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2013-01-01

Works: Kalevi Aho: Oboe Concerto; Solo IX, for oboe; Sonata for oboe & piano
Performers: Oya, Yutaka; van Bockstal, Piet
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Lahti Symphony Orchestra

MusicWeb International, 15th May 2013
There's a chamber-like intensity to this concerto - a heightened instrumental clarity if you will - and oboist Piet Van Bockstal...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (09/2010); Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland (09/2010)....continue...
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Barber: Cello Concerto; Sonata; Adagio for Strings / Christian Poltéra, cello
Barber: Cello Concerto; Sonata; Adagio for Strings / Christian Poltéra, cello

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-12-01

Works: Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Op. 22; Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6; Adagio for Strings
Performers: Poltera, Christian; Stott, Kathryn
Conductors: Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday Times, 13th January 2013
The Zurich-born cellist champions - with masterly elan - the unjustly neglected concerto by the American composer...With the pianist Kathryn Stott,...continue...
Recording information: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (07/2009); Nybrokajen 11 (The Former Academy of Music), Stockholm, (07/2009); Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (10/2009/01/2012); Nybrokajen 11 (The Forme...continue...
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Pipe Dreams: Music for flute & orchestra by Jose Serebrier, Adina Izarra, Carl Vine, Ginastera / Sharon Bezaly, flute
Pipe Dreams: Music for flute & orchestra by Jose Serebrier, Adina Izarra, Carl Vine, Ginastera / Sharon Bezaly, flute

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-08-25

Works: José Serebrier: Concerto for Flute with Tango; Adina Izarra: Concerto for Flute ("Pitangus Sulphuratus"); Carl Vine: Pipe Dreams, for flute & orchestra; Alberto Ginastera: Impresiones de la Puna
Performers: Bezaly, Sharon; Tognetti, Richard
Conductors: Tognetti, Richard
Ensemble: ; Australian Chamber Orchestra

BBC Music Magazine, February 2013
Bezaly plays the solo parts with great sympathy for their idioms, phenomenal virtuosity, perfect intonation even in the highest register, and...continue...
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Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956): Megaron Concerto; Guitar Quintet / Elena Papandreou, guitar; New Hellenic Quartet; Singapore SO
Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956): Megaron Concerto; Guitar Quintet / Elena Papandreou, guitar; New Hellenic Quartet; Singapore SO

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-08-16

Works: Nikita Koshkin: Megaron Concerto, for guitar & orchestra; Quintet for guitar & string quartet; L'istesso tempo, for cello & guitar; Polka Papandreou, for guitar & orchestra
Performers: Liakakis, Angelos; Papandreou, Elena
Conductors: Shui, Lan
Ensemble: ; Singapore Symphony Orchestra
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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; I Got Rhythm; Piano Concerto in F; Second Rhapsody / Freddy Kempf, Andrew Litton
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; I Got Rhythm; Piano Concerto in F; Second Rhapsody / Freddy Kempf, Andrew Litton

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-08-01

Works: George Gershwin: Concerto for Piano in F major; Rhapsody in Blue; Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra no 2 "Rhapsody in Rivets"; Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
Performers: Kempf, Freddy; Nilsen, Hakan [Clarinet]
Conductors: Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Arts Desk, 8th September 2012
This is a fun reading [of the Rhapsody], but Kempf doesn't sound quite as unbuttoned as in the later pieces....continue...
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CPE Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos Vol. 18 / Miklos Spanyi, harpsichord. Marta Abraham - Concerto Armonico
CPE Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos Vol. 18 / Miklos Spanyi, harpsichord. Marta Abraham - Concerto Armonico

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-08-01

Works: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord in F major, Wq 42/H471; Concerto for harpsichord, 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in D minor (Sei Concerti no 2), H.; Concerto for harpsichor...
Performers: Spanyi, Miklos
Conductors: Abraham, Marta
Ensemble: Concerto Armonico

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013
[Spanyi attaches] swell shutters to his instrument (don't worry, it's quite authentic!), thus making possible crescendos and diminuendos...The performances ...continue...
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Ecstatic Drumbeat
Ecstatic Drumbeat

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-05-01

Works: Yiu-Kwong Chung: Concerto for percussion & Chinese orchestra; Emperor Qin Crushing the Battle Formations, for 2 percussionists & Chinese orchestra; Keiko Abe: Prism Rhapsody II, for solo marimba & or...
Performers: Glennie, Evelyn; Hsieh, Tsung-Hsin
Conductors: Shao, En; Chung, Yiu-Kwong

The Times, 30th June 2012
Here's something different: a meeting of Britain's most famous percussionist and the Taipei Chinese Orchestra. This resourceful Taiwanese ensemble regularly collabo...continue...
Recording information: Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan (11/2010)....continue...
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Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody; Piano Concertos 1 & 4
Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody; Piano Concertos 1 & 4

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-05-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Performers: Ogawa, Noriko
Conductors: Hughes, Owain A.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2012
Ogawa never forces the tone. She ensures that beauty, clarity and richness of sound are sustained at all costs, even in...continue...
Recording information: Malmö Concert Hall, Sweden....continue...
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Édouard Lalo: Concerto Russe; Piano Concerto
Édouard Lalo: Concerto Russe; Piano Concerto

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-05-01

Works: Edouard Lalo: Concerto russe, for violin & orchestra, Op. 29; Romance-sérénade, for violin & orchestra; Fantaisie-ballet, for violin & orchestra (from ballet "Naumona"); Guitare, Op. 28; Co...
Performers: Kantorow, Jean-Jacques [Conductor/Violin]; Volondat, Pierre-Alain
Conductors: Bakels, Kees

BBC Music Magazine, October 2012
Four of the five works show off Kantorow's transcendent virtuosity, but the finest is the 1888 Piano Concerto, well interpreted by...continue...
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Chameleon: Music for Tuba and Fanfare Band / Øystein Baadsvik
Chameleon: Music for Tuba and Fanfare Band / Øystein Baadsvik

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-03-10

Works: Oystein Baadsvik: Did You Do?, for didjeridu & band; Anna Baadsvik: Memory of a Rose, for tuba & band; Robert Jager: Concerto for bass tuba & band; Rob Goorhuis: Concerto for tuba & band; Pat Metheny...
Performers: Baadsvik, Oystein
Conductors: Botma, Tijmen
Ensemble: ; Fanfare Band of the Royal Netherlands

Recording information: Van Brederode Barracks, Vucht, the Netherlands (11/2010-12/2010)....continue...
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BIS 1965SA
Martin, Honegger & Schoeck: Cello Concertos / Christian Poltéra
Martin, Honegger & Schoeck: Cello Concertos / Christian Poltéra

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2012-03-10

Works: Frank Martin: Concerto for Cello; Arthur Honegger: Concerto for Cello in C major, H. 72; Othmar Schoeck: Concerto, for cello and string orchestra, Op. 61
Performers: Poltéra, Christian
Conductors: Hannikainen, Tuomas
Ensemble: ; Malmo Symphony Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine, July 2012
Poltera connects convincingly with the overall mood of [the Honegger]...The lyrical interweaving of soloist and orchestra [in the Schoeck] is beautifully reali...continue...
Recording information: Malmö Concert Hall, Sweden (01/2006/06/2007)....continue...
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Per Norgård: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Spaces of Time / Herresthal, violin
Per Norgård: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Spaces of Time / Herresthal, violin

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-12-03

Works: Per Norgård: Helle Nacht, concerto for violin & orchestra; Spaces of Time, for orchestra; Borderlines (Violin Concerto no 2), for violin, strings & percussion
Performers: Herresthal, Peter; Mo, Ida
Conductors: Gupta, Rolf
Ensemble: ; Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine, June 2012
Herresthal plays compellingly...The 'filler' is scarcely less substantial than the concertos...The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra deliver sensitive accompaniment...continue...
Recording information: Stavanger Concert Hall, Norway (08/2010)....continue...
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Trombone Fantasy / Christian Lindberg, trombone
Trombone Fantasy / Christian Lindberg, trombone

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-12-03

Works: Yiu-Kwong Chung: Mongolian Fantasy, for trombone & orchestra; Cursing General Cao Cao, for trombone & Chinese orchestra; Recueillement, for trombone & orchestra; Christian Lindberg: The Wild Rose, fo...
Performers: Lindberg, Christian; Lu, Yung-Hui
Conductors: Shao, En
Ensemble: ; Taipei Chinese Orchestra

International Record Review, June 2012
There has been no diminution in his awe-inspiring skills as a trombonist...The engineering is a riot of colour, captured in detail,...continue...
Recording information: Zhongshang Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan (11/2009)....continue...
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The Eight Sounds: works for saxophone quartet / works by Sally Beamish, Steven Stucky & Chen Yi
The Eight Sounds: works for saxophone quartet / works by Sally Beamish, Steven Stucky & Chen Yi

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-12-03

Works: Sally Beamish: Chamber Concerto for saxophone quartet & strings; Steven Stucky: Music for saxophones & strings; Chen Yi: Ba Yin (The Eight Sounds), for saxophone quartet & orchestra
Conductors: Engelen, Robin
Ensemble: Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

International Record Review, June 2012
The performances and recording strike me as excellent, with the quicksilver virtuosity of the Rascher Quartet almost a reward in itself.
...continue...
Recording information: Liederkranzhalle, Stuttgart-Botnang, Germany (11/2008)....continue...
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Lig Alien: Music by Mari Takano / Nabb, Sugihara and Manson
Lig Alien: Music by Mari Takano / Nabb, Sugihara and Manson

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-12-03

Works: Mari Takano: Ligalien I, for soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone & piano; Jungibility, for piano; LigAlien III, for violin & harp; LigAlien II, for oboe, violin & koto; Full Moon, for violin & electro...
Performers: Bezaly, Sharon; Choi, Winston; Ikeda, Shoko; Kimura, Mari [Violin, Composer]; Maruta, Miki; Nabb, Nathan; Nambara, Kazuko; Sugihara, Masahito; Takano, Mari; Yasuda, Kioko
Conductors: Manson, Anne
Ensemble: ; Swedish Chamber Orchestra
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BIS 1453
Dances to a Black Pipe - works for solo clarinet by Copland, Brahms, Piazzolla, Lutoslawski et al. / Martin Frost, clarinet
Dances to a Black Pipe - works for solo clarinet by Copland, Brahms, Piazzolla, Lutoslawski et al. / Martin Frost, clarinet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-11-03

Works: Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet; Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Göran Frost: Klezmer Dances, for clarinet & strings; Witold Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes (5) for solo clarinet, harp, pian...
Performers: Frost, Martin; Gleeson, Richard; Martin, Benjamin; Nixon, Brian; Reeves, Lucy; Tognetti, Richard
Conductors: Tognetti, Richard

The Independent on Sunday, 8th January 2012
Performed in both the original and revised versions, Copland's hot, slick Clarinet Concerto bookends a programme that incorporates waltz,...continue...
Recording information: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Sydney, Australia (05/2011-06/2011)....continue...
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Snowflakes: A Classical Christmas
Snowflakes: A Classical Christmas

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-11-03

Works: John Francis Wade: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles); Leigh Harline: Pinocchio; Franz Schubert: Ave Maria; Christmas Traditional: Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French); God Rest You Merry, Gentl...
Performers: Baadsvik, Oystein
Conductors: Wigum, Torodd

Recording information: Trondheim, Norway (05/2011)....continue...
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BIS 1885
Vivaldi: Concertos for Strings / Arte Dei Suonatori
Vivaldi: Concertos for Strings / Arte Dei Suonatori

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-10-03

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114; Concerto for Strings in E flat major, RV 130 "Sonata al Santo Sepolcro"; Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 152; Conce...
Conductors:
Ensemble: Arte Dei Suonatori

Recording information: Church of the High Catholic Seminary, Goscikowo-Paradyz (10/2009)....continue...
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BIS 1845
A Lindberg Extravaganza
A Lindberg Extravaganza

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-10-03

Works: Andrea Lindberg-Tarrodi: A Tribute to Dorsey, Miller and Teagarden, for trombone & ensemble; Anders Högstedt: A Tribute to Jussi Björling, for trombone & ensemble; A Night at the Opera, for...
Performers: Lindberg, Christian
Conductors: Ek, Hans
Ensemble: Swedish Wind Ensemble

BBC Music Magazine, January 2012
Lindberg lets his hair down with affectionate homages to big band bonhomie, Jussi Bjorling, Richard Rodgers, and opera. File under 'easy...continue...
Recording information: Nacka Aula, Sweden (11/2009)....continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24 in C minor & 25 in C major
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24 in C minor & 25 in C major

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-10-03

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491; Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: Die Kölner Akademie

Classic FM Magazine, February 2012
Characterised by lively tempos, crisp articulation, taut rhythms and the ability to convey to the listener the joy of music-making, Brautigam's...continue...
Recording information: Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal, Germany (12/2010)....continue...
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Around the World
Around the World

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-09-02

Works: Daniel Schnyder: The Island, for bass trombone & piano; Shourouk, overture for orchestra; Suite for bass trombone & orchestra; Variations "Donne"; Around the World, for saxophone, trombone & piano; s...
Performers: Breinschmid, Georg; Buig, Anna; Doctor, Marcio; Hager, Raphael; Hofmann, Ulrike; Kasai, Yuki; Khalife, Bachar; Laine, Esko; Polonek, Krzysztof; Sawano, Tomoko; Schnyder, Daniel; Schulz, Stefan [Bass ...
Conductors: Sanderling, Michael; Helmrath, Michael
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BIS 1774
Armenian Rhapsody / Khachaturian, Zakarian, Sharafyan and Komitas
Armenian Rhapsody / Khachaturian, Zakarian, Sharafyan and Komitas

1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-08-06

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra; Suren Zakarian: Monograph, for cello & chamber orchestra; Vache Sharafyan: Suite for cello & orchestra; Komitas: The Crane
Performers: Chaushian, Alexander; Hovhannisyan, Emmanuel; Sharafyan, Vache
Conductors: Topchjan, Eduard
Ensemble: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Chaushian is a fine soloist who plays with a big, voluble. In fact, his playing is undoubtedly the high point here....continue...
Recording information: Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, Yerevan, Armenia (04/2010)....continue...
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Sebastian Fagerlund: Isola / Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet
Sebastian Fagerlund: Isola / Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-07-13

Works: Sebastian Fagerlund: Concerto for Clarinet; Partita, for string orchestra & percussion; Isola, for orchestra
Performers: Bjorlin, Fredrik; Carlsson, Roger; Franzen, Kenneth; Hernqvist, Hans; Stern, Johan; Sundqvist, Christoffer
Conductors: Slobodeniouk, Dima
Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden....continue...
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BIS 1707SA
Schumann: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra / Ulf Wallin, violin
Schumann: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra / Ulf Wallin, violin

1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2011-07-03

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129; Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 131; Concerto for Violin in D minor
Performers: Wallin, Ulf
Conductors: Beermann, Frank
Ensemble: Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie

Recording information: Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany (06/2009)....continue...
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BIS 1775SA
 
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