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Friday, July 25, 2014

Fill Music Friday - July 25, 2014


We continue our summer exploration of the great releases old and new that are on our fill music shelves.  As many of these CDs are older, most are not only available online, but also available on several sources slightly  used, for a very low price!

The Jane Austen Companion
Compilation CD (mostly orchestral)
works of Mendelssohn, Haydn, Boyce,
Mehul, Bach and Schubert
NIMBUS 7032 (1996)
ISBN # 7 10357 70322 5
Music popular during the period of Jane Austen's life.
CANTABILE
Duets for Mandolin and Guitar
Butch Baldassare, mandolin
John Mock, guitar
SOUNDART RECORDINGS 1251
ISBN# 7 233-- 12512 2
Mostly traditional, all tuneful, works transcribed for the delightful pairing of mandolin and guitar.
GRIEG
The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
Monica Groop, mezzo soprano
Roger Vignoles, piano
BIS #1257 (2002)
In the extended labor of love and artistic committment, renowned mezzo Group continues her affair with the songs of Edvard Grieg.  This CD includes 5 Poems of John Paulsen, 12 melodies of A.O. Vinje (which focus on relationships), and closing with "Songs without Opus" we have a random grouping, many of which are nature songs like "Little Bird" and "Blueberry."

DANSE ROYAL
Music of the French Baroque Court & Theatre
Chatham Baroque (original instruments)
DORIAN RECORDINGS 90272 (1999)
ISBN# 0 53479 02722 1
My Delight of the Week! This CD is a personal favorite of mine.  French baroque dance suites by Lully, Mehul, Charpentier, Mouret and more.
QUINTANGO
(Self Titled CD)
www.quintango.com (1998)
ISBN# 7 91022 07922 7
This early release of the popular chamber group is still available through their webiste. works by Piazzola, Donato, Gade, Lara, and more.
LISZT - WILD AND CRAZY
Compilation CD, various artistist
D.G. #15651 (2011 - 2 CD set)
ISBN# 0 28947 79526 1
Great piano artists playing solo works and show-stoppers of the first great piano performer, Franz Liszt, including a few works with piano and orchestra.
THOMAS PANDOLFI
Pianist
www.thomaspandolfi.com (2011)
ISBN# 8 84501 46366 9
The actual CD we aired on this program may have been a promo CD only sent to radio stations, as I do not see it on his website.  It includes the solo piano version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Pandolfi's Improvisation on Gershwin Melodies, Wild's Etude on "Lady Be Good," Pandolfi's arrangement of Weber's "All I Ask of You," and Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag."   CDs available through his website.

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Mormon Tablernacle Choir
23 Patriotic Favorites
SONY 48295 (1973/1976)
ISBN# 0 7464 48295 2
MARRINER - LOLLIPOPS
Neville Marriner, cond.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Phillips 442 406 (1994)
ISBN# 0 28944 24062 7
Orchestral "lollipops" - short, sweet, and  fun works for orchestra, with 2 songs thrown in featuring soprano Karita Mattila.





We hope you enjoied this musical buffet of music from our fill shelves!
Kara Dahl Russell

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