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Monday, November 8, 2010

Just Opened on 11/5 and 10/29

From this past week (11/5/10):

"Mahler:
Symphony No. 1 in D Major; Ruckert Lieder" - Christine Schafer, soprano; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor. A new recording of Mahler's first and the Ruckert Lieder, with soprano Christine Schafer. (Capriccio 845221050263 / 50226)





"Schumann:
Carnaval; Kreisleriana; Arabeske" - Vassily Primakov, piano. A warmly-reviewed Schumann recital with the young Russian pianist Vassily Primakov. (Bridge Records 090404930027 / 9300)











"A Year
at King's" - Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Stephen Cleobury, conductor. A tour of the Church year, from Advent to Ascension, with the Choir of King's College. Selections by Part, Guerrero, Palestrina, Tavener, Poulenc and de Lassus cover Advent through Christmas and Epiphany; works by Exxard and Holst, Candlemas; Allegri and Samuel Barber, the season of Lent; for Easter, Peter Phillip and Charles Wood. Ascension works by Victoria and Stanford, and a performance of the 40-part motet Spem in Alium by Tallis finish the program. (EMI Classics 5099960900425 / 09004)


"Prokofiev:
Romeo & Juliet" - London Symphony Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor. From LSO Live, Gergiev and the London Symphony present the complete ballet on two Superaudio CDs. (LSO Live 822231168225 / LSO 0682)







"J.S. Bach:
Sonatas and Partitas" - Sergey Khachatryan, violin. Khachatryan's fourth CD for Naive, released this past spring to coincide with his concert tour. (Naive 822186051818 / V5181)








"Melodies:
Romantic Music for Violin and Guitar" - Chen Yi, violin; Lars Hannibal, guitar. The musicians chose this program (light favorites by Massenet, Kreisler, Schubert, Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Grieg, Satie, etc.) as "a soundtrack for a daydream, or a twilight accompaniment for a romantic dinner." On a nicely recorded and sequenced Superaudio CD. (OUR Recordings 747313160266 / 6.220602)



And, from the previous week (10/29/10):

"Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3" - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Pietari Inkinen, conductor. A new Naxos Sibelius series - we heard this orchestra/conductor combo in the Historic Scenes and King Krisitan suites on a previous disc; here's volume one of the Symphonies by Sibelius. (Naxos 747313230570 / 8.572305)





"Chopin: Complete Waltzes" - Alice Sara Ott, piano. Her Deutsche Grammophon debut. (DG 028947780953 / 4778095)











"Mozart
Symphonies, Volume 8" - Danish National Chamber Orchestra; Adam Fischer, conductor. Three of Mozart's "middle" symphonies - Nos. 28, 29 and 30 in this fascinating series. (Da Capo 747313154364 / 220543)






"Late
Dates with Mozart: Three Late Sonatas for Piano and Violin" - Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin; James Winn, piano. Three works that date from the beginning of Mozart's Vienna years, the final chapter in his all-too-short life and career. (MSR Classics 681585130520 / MS 1305)






"Ralph
Vaughan Williams: Where Hope is Shining - Songs for Mixed Chorus" - The Joyful Company of Singers; Peter Broadbent, conductor. One of five new CDs on a new label, Albion Records, a subsidiary of the Vaughan Williams Society and dedicated to recording his rarer works. This disc focuses on part songs he wrote between 1895 and 1954. More information on these recordings can be found here. (Albion Records 5061058190063 / ALBCD 006)






"Rachmaninoff:
Piano Concertos 3 and 4" - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; London Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Pappano, conductor. Andsnes revisits two works he recorded earlier in his career, calling this recording one of which he is the most proud. This one follows his previous recording for EMI of the Concertos 1 & 2. (EMI Classics 5099964051628 / 40516)

With thanks to Naxos, Universal Classics, EMI Classics, MSR Classics, harmonia mundi usa, and Bridge Records for all the new CDs on WSCL!

Bill

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