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Friday, April 12, 2013

Just Opened, April 12, 2013

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CPE BACH and
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Cameron Watson, piano
MSR1409
ISBN# 6 81585 14092
Watson is an "old fashioned" renaissance man:  legal scholar, composer, pianist, and winner of an award for his work on music copyright.  He also teaches, and here turns his musical strength of attention to a pleasing pairing of CPE Bach and Beethoven.

THE SOVIET EXPERIENCE III
Pacifica Quartet
2 CD set
CEDILLE  138
available online
This set features several quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and one by his contemporary, Mieczylsalw Weinberg.   This is the challenging edge of modern era music, but still largely accessible.  The Weinberg work is engaging and was worth seeking out.

CONSTANTINOPLE
and FRANCOISE ATLAN
Premier Songs/Early Dreams
ANALEKTA 9989
ISBN# 7 74204 99892 9
If any early/original music group can be said to be "run of the mill," this one definitely is even farther afield, mining historic latin music with a fetching combination of viol da gamba, guitar, percussion, vocalist and other early instruments. Soulful and varied, this CD would be a great introduction to early music for people who think they don't like "classical music."  Who knew early music could be this toe-tappin'?

VIVALDI BASSOON CONCERTI
Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon
Nicholas McGegan, Cond. & keyboard
MSR 1451
ISBN# 6 81585 14512 8
Speaking of "toe-tappin'," Nadina Mackie Jackson and Co. make the most of Vivaldi's pop and sizzle.  She's one of the best bassoonists in the world, and makes the most historical music completely current.  This is one to rush out and grab! My Delight of the Week.


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

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