Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Rob-Roy; Rêverie et Caprice / James Ehnes, violin & viola; Andrew Davis, Melbourne SO
1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-05-26Works: Hector Berlioz: Rob Roy Overture, H.54; Rêverie et caprice for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8; Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16
Performers: Ehnes, James [Violin]
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
The virtuosic, 9-time Juno-winning Canadian James Ehnes is centre stage in this new recording of orchestral works by Hector Berlioz with the Melbourne Symphony conducted...continue...
Recording information: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2014)....continue...
Andrei Golovin (b.1950): 'Light Unapproachable' - Orchestral & Concerto Works / Mikhail Bereznitsky, viola; Alexander Rudin, cello et al.
1 CD / Toccata Classics / 2015-05-12Works: Andrei Golovin: Symphony no 4 ("Light Unapproachable"), for orchestra; Canzone for cello & string orchestra; Symphony no 1 (Concerto-Syphony), for viola, cello & orchestra
Performers: Bereznitsky, Mikhail; Rudin, Alexander
Conductors: Golovin, Andrei; Rudin, Alexander; Levin, Anatoly
The music of Andrei Golovin (b. 1950, Moscow) lies in the Russian symphonic tradition downstream from Shostakovich and Boris Tchaikovsky. His music employs a somber...continue...
Chiayu: Journeys - Works for Mixed Ensembles / Ciompi Quartet; Members of the Philadelphia Orch. & Curtis Institute of Music
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-05-12Works: Chiayu: Urban Sketches, for clarinet, cello & piano; Huan, for harp; Journey to the West, for string quartet; Twelve Signs, for viola; Sparkle, for trombone & tuba; Zhi, for violin & piano
Performers: Chen, Che-Hung [Viola]; Fournes, Pierrick [Tuba]; Lee, Hanchien [Piano]; Morales, Ricardo; Newman, Clancy; Oka, Hirono; Orliac, Coline-Marie [Harp]; Santero, Brian [Trombone]; Zhu, Natalie
Ensemble: Ciompi Quartet
Chiayu's evocative music reflects her origins in Taiwan and responses to life in the West, an environment in which her career has been burgeoning with...continue...
Martinu: Rhapsody-Concerto; Three Madrigals; Duo no 2; Sonata for viola & piano / Maxim Rysanov, viola; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
1 Super Audio CD / BIS (Sweden) / 2015-05-12Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Rhapsodie for Viola and Orchestra; Madrigals (3) for Violin and Viola; Duo for Violin and Viola no 2, H 331; Sonata for viola & piano, H. 355
Performers: Apekisheva, Katya; Rysanov, Maxim; Sitkovetsky, Alexander
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leading violist Maxim Rysanov and fellow musicians play Bohuslav Martinu's four later works for viola, all composed during his USA residence (1940-56) and all of...continue...
1 CD / Claves / 2015-05-05Works: Johannes Brahms: Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36; Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18
Performers: Guye, Francois; Pache, Nicolas
The Swiss string quartet, Quatuor Sine Nomine, joins with guest artists Nicolas Pache and François Guye in performing two string sextets by Brahms....continue...
Recording information: Théâtre populaire romand, Salle de musique, La Chaux-de (02/09/2014-02/11/2014)....continue...
1 CD / Naïve / 2015-04-28Works: Carl Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39; Wilhelm Stenhammar: Sangen, Op. 44; Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23; Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite; Gediminas Gelgotas: Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean, for violin & orch...
Performers: Bergmann, Lisa; Bonzon, Arthur; Carretero, Patricia Gomez; Simaska, Dalia
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: ; Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic
Baltic Sea Voyage is the next installment in the Kristjan Järvi Sound Project recording series on Naïve Classique. Conceived by Estonian-American Kristjan Järvi and performed...continue...