Friday, July 18, 2014
Just Opened - July 18th, 2014 - "The Girls of Summer"
Rediscovering a Dutch Master
Aleksandra Maslovaric, violin
FEMINAE RECORDS 1401
ISBN# 8 52675 75731 1
Maslovaric and Feminae records have been instrumental in bringing works of female composers to light that might well be overlooked and forgotten. In the case of Elizabeth Kuyper, we have a woman of considerable talent who was championed by Max Bruch. A great way to hear great music, rediscover a little known artist, hear exceptionally talented musicians, and support women in the arts - all at once!
Caroline Leonardelli, solo harp
CENTAUR CLASSICS 1453
ISBN# 8 29982 15046 2
Thank you to Centaur Classics for providing us with promo copies of this CD for give-away to our listeners!
In the tradition of many great musicians whose work is "in the family," Leonardelli's mother was a harpist, and also a friend of the great international harpist Lilly Laskine. At an early age, Leonardelli was studying at the Paris Conservatoire with Laskine. This CD which focuses on french Composers of the late Romantic, early Modern era pays homage both to this great period of harp literature (shedding light on several rarely heard masterpieces), and her personal heritage with Laskine, including some works previously recorded by her teacher. Leonardellis is quickly becoming my personal favorite harpist, with her exquisite technique and phrasing, and her taste in musical selections. My Delight of the Week.
Marianna Shirinyan, piano
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Scott Yoo, cond.
ISBN# 0 90404 94082 8
Winner of 5 ARD International Music Competition awards in 2006, Shirinyan has become a frequent guest artist at music festivals internationally. She has gained a reputation as one of the leading pianists of a new generation. Here playing two Mozart piano concertos.
Seunghee Lee, clarinet
ISBN# 8 88174 45939 4
This is a delectable buffet of small melodic works where clarinet gives voice to the lyric line. Famous hummable tunes from Brahms, Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Puccini, Donizatti, and Bach, to name just a few. The effect is a full program of audience-pleasing finales! Many of these are transcribed by Ms. Lee herself, and indeed she gets as much praise for her talent at arrangement as her "warm, rich, round" tonality.
Divna Ljubojevic, vocals/cantor
VALLEY ENTERTAINMENT 15248
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Known simply as "Divna" this Serbian vocalist has carved a sizable name for herself in the world of sacred music and the interpretation of historic texts. She is considered the leading specialist in the music traditions of Orthodox, Christian, and Byzantine churches.
We hope you enjoied these new releases by female artists, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell
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