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Monday, May 18, 2015

Just Opened - May 15, 2015 - Timeless Romanticism

Our Just Opened mix today includes a major symphony dedicated to the Romantic era, trios from Romantic era composers, late Romantic era cello works on the border of modernism, and timeless traditional folk works from the American South for piano, and a modern choral composer's work with a "timeless" sound intention.

Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
Manfred Honeck, Dir.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orch.
ISBN# 0 30911 27132 9
We shared this marvelous new performance of this melodic full symphony.

Greg McCallum, piano
McCallum's Official Website
MSR 1092
ISBN# 6 81585 10922 9
Traditional Southern songs and melodies in beautiful piano transcriptions.

Kim Cook, violoncello
More info on Kim Cook
MSR 1512
ISBN# 6 81585 15122 8
Lalo is best known for his "Symphony Espagnole" - basically a violin concerto.  Here we have a beautiful presentation of his rarely heard cello concerto, set alongside Saint Saens concreto and a moving elegy by Faure.

Romantic Trios for Oboe, Viola and Piano
Ensemble Schumann
Ensemble's Official Website
MSR 1423
ISBN# 6 81585 14232 5
My Delight of the Week.  Romantic era trios with this unusual combination of instruments make this accessible and unique.
Michael John Trotta, composer
Trotta's Official Website
HRCD 1116
ISBN# 8 45121 07985 2
New Choral works by a modern composer.   Very much in the meditative vein, if you enjoy the works of John Rutter and Eric Whittaker, this are an easy pick for your CD collection.

Thank you for joining us as we open up new releases and releases new to us each Friday on "Just Opened."
Kara Dahl Russell

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