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Friday, October 7, 2011

Just Opened, Friday Oct. 7, 2011

We continue to work on our new website, so this week's JUST OPENED blog will be brief again. I hope you enjoyed these! Kara Dahl Russell

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 5 in B flat
Orch. de la Suisse Romande
Marek Janowski, cond.
PENTATONE 351
ISBN# 8 27979 03516 6
Beginning with an adagio, and having 3 adagio sections, this work of Bruckners is as laconic as a summer's day, and from the very first notes, we are reminded of why Mahler-ite film-maker Visconti often used Bruckner to limn out his film scores.



BOLOGNINI
Ennio Bolognini, cello
Donald Kemp, piano & organ
MUZELLE 100 2
ISBN# 7 84744 01002 9
Piatagorsky called Bolognini "the greatest cellist." Fortunate for us that many of his performances were taped, and are now available re-mastered on CD.



FERDINAND RIES
Symphonies 4 & 6
Zurich Chamber Orch.
Howard Griffiths, cond.
CPO 836
ISBN# 7 61203 98362 9





SCHUBERT LIVE
Volume Three
Imogen Cooper, piano
2 CD set
AVIE 2158
ISBN# 8 2252 21582 3






RICHARD MARGISON SINGS VERDI
Canadian Opera Co. Orch.
Richard Bradshaw, cond.
CBC 5213
ISBN# 0 59582 52132 8
This is a nice assortment of fairly short (longest is 10 min) Verdi pieces, featuring tenor Richard Margison. In addition to arias are many preludes and entr'acts that give various instrumentalists a nice showcase, and serve as auditory palatte cleaners before the next luxurious aria.

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