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Friday, June 19, 2015

Just Opened June 19, 2015

Our usual varied sound stage of music today on Just Opened:  Orchestral Ballet Suites by Delibes, violin & piano "recital" CDs, Bach works for organ, and Tempesta di Mare's new release of Baroque "Theatrical" music.

Orchestral Music for the Theatre
by Lully, Marais, Rebel
Tempesta di Mare  (Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra)
ISBN# 0 95115 08052 8
My Delight of the Week!  Tempesta di Mare gets rave reviews internationally for their musicianship and audience pleasing programming.  In this the first of 2 CDs devoted to Baroque works for the theatre they have 3 "suites."

Organ works, vol. 1
Todd Fickley, Schnitger Organ
MSR 1561
ISBN# 6 81585 15612 4
A Classical Music collection can not find anything much more foundational than works for organ by J.S. Bach.  Fickley began his studies as a child at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and completed his studies with High Distinction in organ performance from the Universtiy of Wales.  Todd is a speaker, performer and conductor, including performances of the complete Bach cycle of organ works represented here.  He holds multiple conductor and organist positions, including the Choral Society back where he began, at the National Cathedral.

with  Keunyoung Sun, piano
ISBN# 8 88295 17308 7
A varied recital CD from the internationally performing violinist who studied at Juliard and Yale School of Music. He has been hailed for brilliant technique and poetry.  I would suggest a good listen to selections from this CD before purchase... the recording sounds as if it were recorded live, and has the "open" sound that can create.  Those who are sound quality purists might find that too distracting.

Sylvia / Coppelia
Martin West, cond.
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
ISBN# 0 30911 11252 3
The infectious, enchanting ballet music from Leo Delibes 2 most popular and famous Ballets.   These "Suite" reductions of the complete ballets include all the stirring, rousing, lyrical, sweet, memorable melodies from these great scores. A perfect gift for the lover of great music whose collection has it all!  Highly listenable time and again.

Jean-Baptiste Muller, piano
JBM # 40665
No ISBN# available
Muller's official website
Schumann's major piano cycle "Kreisleriana" is featured on this CD, along with Chopin's Sonata No. 3.  The picture at left is for a DVD which features more works in addition, but the CD photo is a different cropping of this same picture.  Click on link to Muller's website for purchase and more information on this artist. This Swiss pianist has won competition awards in Germany, Italy and France.

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

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