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Friday, February 22, 2013

Just Opened, Feb. 22, 2013

 New and old and historic music all in the mix,  Just Opened today.

The Jasper String Quartet
The Kernis Project: Schubert
Dorian Solo Luminous 92152
ISBN# 0 5347 21522 2
This exciting new string quartet will be performing locally on Saturday March 2 at Coastal Concerts in Lewes, DE.  For more info. on their upcoming concert, click on this link:  www.coastalconcerts.org   This CD is the second in their Kernis project series, the first showcased a combination of Kernis and Beethoven (which will be featured in the concert), and this one provides a musical conversation between Kernis and Schubert.


Leonard Shure
in Concert at Jordan Hall
BRIDGE 9374A/B  2 CD set
ISBN#0 90404 93742 2
Digitally remastered recordings from the 1970s.
Part of the mission of Bridge records is to remaster historic recordings by great artists and make them available after years of being out of circulation.  We're happy to be able to present many of these to you, both on Just Opened, and as part of our regular play library.


DEEP RIVER
Music for violin & piano by
Composers of African Descent
Merwin Siu, violin &
Phoenix Park-Kim, piano
MSR 1372
ISBN#6 81585 13722 2
Music transcribed for violin and piano of great American Composers of Color:  Coleridge-Taylor, Dett, Smith, Swanson & Marslis.


ROSSINI: Cantatas
Le Nozze di Tetti &
Il Pianto d'Armonia
LONDON DECCA 466 328
ISBN# 0 28946 63282 6
Cecilia Bartoli heads a vocal cast of great singers in these works by Rossini that are a neglected part of his repertoire.  Ricardo Chailly conducts the Orchestra Philharmonica of La Scala.


THE ART OF ELAINE BONAZZI
 Monteverdi, Britten, Brahms, Ravel
BRIDGE 9176
ISBN#0 90404 91762 2
Digitally remastered recordings from the 1980s.
Part of the mission of Bridge records is to remaster historic recordings by great artists and make them available after years of being out of circulation.  We're happy to be able to present many of these to you, both on Just Opened, and as part of our regular play library.  A great beauty, American mezzo Bonazzi's carreer was enviable, including premiers of many great roles.  This recital CD caused the kind of stir any great artist appreciates... some quibbles about opening the program with Monteverdi - probably an argument that is lost on most of us.  Indesputable is that after a stellar operatic career, Bonazzi made such a successful transition to the recital stage that composers clammored to write material for her to present in recital.  What luck to be able to revisit her artistry in this remastered release!

Join us next week for more new releases, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell

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