Monday, June 28, 2010
Just Opened June 25, 2010
"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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