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Monday, June 28, 2010

Just Opened June 25, 2010

"Maurizio Pollini - Chopin" - Maurizio Pollini, piano. A personal collection from Pollini's Chopin recordings on the yellow label, Deutsche Grammophon. Contains Etudes 1o, 11, & 12 Op. 25; 3 Waltzes Op. 34; Ballade No. 4 in f minor; Polonaise in f-sharp minor Op. 44; Polonaise in A-flat Major Op. 53; Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major Op. 61, and the Scherzo No. 2 in b-flat minor. (Deutsche Grammophon 028947790365 / B0014190-02

"Joseph Haydn
- Vienna Philharmonic" - Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Franz Welser-Moest, conductors. A box set of 3 CDs, all from live performances of Haydn symphonies at the Vienna Musikverein, from 1972- 2009. Symphonies 12, 22 "The Philosopher," No. 26 "Lamentatione", Nos. 93 & 98, Nos. 103 and 104 - all chosen to highlight a particular part of Haydn's Symphonic muse, from the early days through the "Strum und Drang" period, up to the final 12 "London" Symphonies. (Vienna Philharmonic 812864010930 / WPH-L-H-20)

"Franz Schubert: Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Volume 2" - Julia Fischer, violin; Martin Helmchen, piano. With the Sonata "Duo" in A Major, D.574; Fantasia for Violin and PIano in C Major D.934, and an arrangement of the Fantasia in f minor for Piano Duet D.940 (PentaTone Classics 827949034862 / PTC 5186348)

"Joshua Pierce
Plays Brahms and Strauss" - Joshua Pierce, piano. From live concerts recorded in 1993 and 1995, Pierce plays the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Brahms with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava, and the Burleske for Piano and Orchestra by Richard Strauss, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague. Paul Freeman conducts. (MSR Classics 681585134627 / MS 1346)

"Murray Perahia,
Bach Partitas 1, 5 & 6" - Murray Perahia, piano. The follow-up to the first volume of Bach Partitas, as Perahia continues his Bach journey. (Sony Classical 886974436126 / 88697443612)

Thanks to Crossover Media, MSR Classics, Naxos and Universal Music for this week's new CDs. And thanks to all who called in with their financial support in our one-day drive last Friday!


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