Friday, September 10, 2010
Just Opened Friday, September 10
"Cesar Frank" - Bertrand Chamayou, piano; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Stephane Deneve, conductor. Young French pianist Chamayou is entranced by the music of Cesar Franck, and thinks you will be, too, in this wonderful Frank sampler. Three solo works - Prelude, Chorale and Fugue; Prelude, Aria & Finale; and Prelude, Fugue and Variation...plus two works for piano and orchestra - Les Djinns and Symphonic Variations. (Naive 822186052082 / V 5208)
"Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9; In Nature's Realm; The Noonday Witch" - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor. These live, concert recordings were first released on two different CDs on the Philips label in 1992; they're back in print now on a new label that specializes in special reissues - Newton Classics. (Newton Classics 8718247710034 / 8802003) Seiji Ozawa is making his way back after a serious bout with cancer. The New York Times has a good article on Ozawa this week in their on-line edition.
"Classical Harp Solos" - Margot Dilmaghani, harp. From Celebration Recordings comes this disc of pieces either written for harp (by Dussek, Pescetti, Hovhanessm Marcel Tournier) or arranged for harp (selections by Bach, Handel, Britten, Chopin, Mozart, Liszt. (Celebration Recordings 805082990047)
Hello and thanks to our friends at www.bso.org and Naxos North America for this week's new CDs.
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