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Friday, November 16, 2012

Just Opened Nov. 16

A variety of new CDs  for your Thanksgiving listening!   Thanks again to our S.U. practicum student Erin Sweeny, for pulling this information together for us.


CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, conductor
Kelli O'Hara
Ron Raines
Sono Luminus 92162
ISBN# 0 5347921622 9
Traditional and new works for chorus, on American themes.  Our two give-away copies of this CD went in a flash!  Thanks to Dorian Solo Luminous for providing those extra copies.

BRAHMS QUINTETS OP. 34&OP.115
Tokyo String Quartet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Jon Manasee, clarinet
Harmonia Mundi 807558
ISBN# 0 9304675586 7
Only Brahms had the ability to make side-dish chamber works feel like a main-course symphony.  Enitirely satisfying.

SALON MEXICANO
Jorge Frederico Osorio, piano
Cedille 132
ISBN# 7 35131 91322 5
A little south-of-the-border spice for your holiday get together.  Music from the salon era is simpatico listening... it was meant to bring pleasure and joy, and the performances here are clean and unpretentious... beautiful!

LONG ROAD HOME
William Barnewitz, french horn
Avie 2126
ISBN# 8 22252 21262 4
My delight of the week.  This recording is a lovely mixed program of music, the largest work being a Mozart divertimento for winds, with Romantic era songs that feature (to be honest) an uneven mix of vocalists.  [One assumes this is the downside of featuring friends and supporters on the program.  One of the voices is not prime-time... but that is only one song of the program.]  Favorites are the works that feature the horn in the vocal solo line.  The unifying feature of this varied CD is the horn excellence of Barnewitz.


Join us next week for more new CDs, just opened!
Kara Dahl Russell

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