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Friday, November 23, 2012

Just Opened Nov. 23

Variety is the "spice" of our day-after-Thanksgiving Just Opened.  A musical buffet for the day after the big eats!


SOLOISTS FROM THE ROYAL
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
Peter Masseurs, trumpet
NM Extra 98018
ISBN# 8 71330 99801 89
Modern works with a focus on brass, unusual and pleasing.



HANDEL: DIXIT DOMINUS; ZADOK THE
PRIEST; ODE FOR THE BIRTHDAY OF
QUEEN ANNE
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Jeannette Sorrell, cond.
Avie 2270
ISBN# 8 22252 22702 4
The latest offering from this exquisite group of original instrument musicians.


JOHANNES BRAHMS
Elizabeth Rich, piano
Connoisseur Society 4267
ISBN# 7 62434 42672 5
Stereo Times said, "...Elizabeth Rich belongs to an exalted few."  American Record Guide, "... worthy of a cult following."  Here she plays the lush melodic works of beloved Brahms.   Solo piano doesn't get much more romantic than this.



AN ENGLISH FANCY
Trio Settecento
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
John Mark Rozendaal, viol da gamba
David Schrader, harpsichord/organ
Cedille 135
ISBN# 7 35131 91352 2
My Delight of the Week!  A variety pack of Baroque works from Suites by Lawes and Simpson, to individual instrumental songs by Byrd and Baltzar, to incidental music for theatre by Purcell.  The performers are well known accomplished soloists and chamber players, combining their talents in this work of love. 

PANACHE
Julie Nesrallah, mezzo soprano
Caroline Leonardelli, harp
Centaur Classics 1005
ISBN# 8 29980 09490 2
A lovely variety of art songs with the time-blending, sensual combination of mezzo and harp.  If you are a fan of art songs, or just adding them to your collection, this is one to snap up!



PETER I. TCHAIKOVSKY/ VICTOR
KISSINE: PIANO TRIOS
Gidon Kremer, violin
Gierdre Dirvanauskaite, violoncello
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
ECM  2202 476 4171



Thanks again to Erin Sweeny, our S.U. practicum, for her work pulling together the details on today's music.  Join us next week for more new releases, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell

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