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Friday, January 29, 2016

Just Opened, January 29, 2016

Old, New and Happy New Year!  Today on Just Opened.

Vienna Philharmonic
Mariss Jansons
SONY 5174802
ISBN# 8 88751 74802 6
Vienna Phil. website
My Delight of the Week! If you feel as I do... a year starts off best by watching/hearing the Vienna Philharmonic New Year Concert.  Each year these concerts are made available, so you can revisit that "fresh New Year" feeling, and the glorious timeless music played by one of the greatest orchestras in the world.  This year's program included the rarely heard "Vienna Maidens Waltz... which features the orchestra whistling the melody against the accompaniment of solo harp... it gives me chills and goosebumps every time I hear it! 

Piano Music of Bolivia
Walter Aparicio, piano
ISBN# 6 81585 15462 5
Pianists are always looking for new repertoire that is melodic and accessible, but also interesting.  These works are just the ticket, performed by an accomplished, multiple award-winning pianist who has made a purpose of cultivating these works from his home country, that could be called Contemporary South American Romanticism.   Folk melodies and infectious driving rhythms in a variety of settings.   A marvelous program in itself, any one of these works could be individually inspirational to pianists, and a great way to add color to a program.

Sonatas from 17th Century Germany
Passamezzo Moderno
ISBN# 8 45121 08226 5
Passamezzo Moderno, founded in 2005, is a period ensemble that performs the music of three centuries, from 1530 to 1830, and specializes in the virtuoso instrumental music of the 17th century.  The blend of strings and bassoon, both an historically accurate and a pleasing grouping, along with their dedication and affection for this obscure repertoire, make it lively and appealing.

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, cond.
CORO 16133
ISBN# 8 28021 61332 6
Now on Volume 6 of their dedicated CD explorations of the works of Giovanni da Palestrina, Harry Christophers and "The Sixteen" are renowned internationally for their respect for early works, for exquisitely seamless vocals on complex historic materials, and they have developed an avid fan base around the world.

Thank you for listening to new works, Just Opened.
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