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Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}
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© 2016 Chandos Records | CHAN 241-55
Classical / Orchestral

In the 2015 / 2016 season, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrates a proud 125-year history of bringing the best in classical music performances to audiences right across Scotland and beyond. Marking its recording relationship with the Orchestra, Chandos has compiled a two-disc set (at the price of one CD) of the finest of thirty years of recordings that have shaped the reputation of the Orchestra as well as the label. The RSNO has amassed a tremendous discography on Chandos over the years, including great recording series devoted to works by Dvorak, Elgar, and Prokofiev. Now on SACD, its releases continue to receive high praise.

Sideshow - Songs Of Charles Ives (2001) {CRI BlueShift CD2000}

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Sideshow - Songs Of Charles Ives (2001) {CRI BlueShift CD2000}

Sideshow - Songs Of Charles Ives (2001) {CRI BlueShift CD2000}
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© 2001 CRI / BlueShift | CD 2000
Jazz / Classical / Third Stream / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Classical

CRI (Composers Recordings Inc., a non-profit, composer-directed American new music label) introduced their "blueshift" imprint in 2001 with this unique merging of jazz and the music of Charles Ives. The recording itself, however, was made in November, 1988 at Tedesco Studios in New Jersey and engineered by Jon Rosenberg, produced by Matt Moran and Adam Good (the vibraphone player and the guitarist, respectively, on the recording). The other musicians are John Hollenbeck (drums and other percussion) and Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone and bass clarinet).

Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)

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Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)

Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1755, 461 815-2 | Time: 01:05:00

Schnittke's Piano Quintet, a creative response to his mother's death, is an austere, haunting work full of grief and tenderness that marks one of his early ventures into polystylistic writing. The opening piano solo is unique, a spare statement of puzzlement in the face of tragedy. It gives way to a waltz, as if recapturing a lost past, then the graceful dance melody literally disintegrates as the strings venture off into other regions, vainly trying to reassemble the theme and failing. At the end of its touching five movements the music's despair is transformed into serene, hard-won acceptance. Shostakovitch's 15th Quartet, his final statement in that form, premiered just months before his death. It's six slow movements are shot through with contemplative sadness and regret. The music is so rich in texture and substance that attention never flags.

Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

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Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007
Sándor Veress: Sonata for violin; Sonata for violoncello; Trio per Archi
Thomas Demenga, cello; Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Tabea Zimmermann, viola

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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1477, 437 440-2 | 01:04:14

This disc continues Thomas Demenga's project of juxtaposing Bach cello suites with contemporary compositions—by Elliott Carter (12/90), Heinz Holliger, and now Sandor Veress, whose music we can hear growing out of, and away from, its neo-classical roots in Bach's polyphony.

Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphonies & Concertos (2013) 3CDs

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Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphonies & Concertos (2013) 3CDs

Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphonies & Concertos (2013) 3CDs
Vadim Repin (violin), Valentin Feigin (cello), Mikhail Khomitser (cello)
Tikhon Khrennikov (piano), Anatoly Sheludyakov (piano), ARCO Chamber Orchestra
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra; Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich, conductor
The Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, Dmitri Kitayenko

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Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1002086 | Time: 03:26:36

Firma Melodiya presents a complete set of orchestral music by one of the most influential domestic composers of the 20th century Tikhon Khrennikov. The musician headed the USSR Union of Composers for more than fifty years combining crucial organizational activities with a busy creative and educational work. His compositions were performed by some of the leading orchestras, music theatres and best-known performers of the Soviet Union. Then, due to social and political rather than artistic reasons, many of his works were consigned to oblivion. Today, when time puts everything into place, the best qualities of Tikhon Khrennikov's music return it to the concert bills and listeners' hearts. The composer's bright, Prokofiev-like sunny melodies, simplicity and clarity of the musical language, harmonic originality, and heartwarming and optimistic spirit, which were typical of his style since he was a young man, remained intact in his latter works as well. Khrennikov's prowess of symphonic drama and exquisite understanding of the concert genre and nature of each of the soloing instruments (piano, violin and cello) are needless to mention.

Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

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Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God: Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & Francois Couperin (2015)

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Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God: Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & Francois Couperin (2015)

Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God:
Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & François Couperin (2015)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Divine Art | # dda 25120 | Time: 01:18:25

A selection of works by the greatest harpsichord composer of all — François Couperin, and from contemporary British composer Graham Lynch, who is a very worthy successor with music that is expressive, descriptive, deep and exceptionally rich, showing that the harpsichord is capable of real expression. The Lynch pieces are receiving their first recordings. Established virtuoso Assi Karttunen is from Finland and this is her first album for Divine Art, and a showcase for her amazing talent at the keyboard.

Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Yevgeny Kissin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, TSO - Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)

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Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Yevgeny Kissin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, TSO - Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)

Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)
Vadim Repin, violin; Maxim Vengerov, violin; Yevgeny Kissin, piano; Tikhon Khrennikov, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

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Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9448 | Time: 01:10:59

Tikhon Khrennikov was certainly an equivocal figure in the history of 20th-century Russian music. A composer with a tendency towards popular theatrical genres and lyricism, the naively optimistic nature of his music was soon noticed by the Soviet government, which took Khrennikov under its wing and appointed him Secretary of the reorganised Union of Composers in 1948 – a post he held for no less than 43 years. During his tenure in the role, Khrennikov witnessed the persecution of numerous artists who refused to comply with the USSR's dictated enthusiasm for all things socialist in musical culture. Such behaviour surely confirms his political stance, and yet it is known that Khrennikov on more than one occasion came to the aid of several musicians, protecting them from arrest and helping to forge the careers of many young and talented artists. This recording is historic in the sense that it features 3 Soviet child prodigies: Yevgeny Kissin, Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin, now household names in western musical life, then the perfect examples of successful Soviet education and training. Khrennikov himself is the soloist in his 3rd piano concerto.

Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)

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Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)

Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:25 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: NMC Recordings | Catalog: NMC D234

Just ten or fifteen years ago, the idea that two pieces might be enough to fill an album of Howard Skemptons music would have seemed astonishing, but here are two works, each over 30 minutes long. Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and presents it sparsely for solo baritone (Roderick Williams) and small chamber ensemble (BCMG).

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos | # DE 3311 | Time: 01:03:04

Though begun in 1975, Georgy Sviridov's vocal "poem," Petersburg, was completed specifically for Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Mikhail Arkadiev in 1995, and this recording makes it is easy to understand why. Performances of such alchemic beauty and expressive weight only come from the perfect union of music and musicians. Sviridov is the big winner in this situation. Admired and highly decorated during the Soviet era, and creator of a large and impressive body of vocal music, he is still relatively unknown to western audiences. Here, in both Petersburg and the Romances (6) of Pushkin that round out the disc, they can discover a masterful composer who infused his songs with all the lyricism and emotional immediacy of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky while maintaining a distinctly modern voice. No two songs on the album are alike, and yet all speak with one voice. Most importantly, each one grows organically from its poem, turning the cadence of the Russian language into the seeds of melody. Hvorostovsky is at his best, both vocally and interpretively. His distinctively dark, yet brilliant, timbre, his seamless approach to line and legato, and the intensity and range of his expression bring out the best in every song.

Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren, Elena Gragera - Pasion Argentina (2007)

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Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren, Elena Gragera - Pasion Argentina (2007)

Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren, Elena Gragera - Pasion Argentina (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:21 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC 72170

This CD is a real anomaly: a recording of Latin American music for voice and eight cellos that does NOT include Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5! The repertoire presented here is so rich that the Villa-Lobos isn't even missed (and for fans who crave hearing Conjunto Ibérico perform it, the group has recorded it for Channel Classics). All of the pieces are expertly arranged for cello octet by Conjunto Ibérico's conductor Elias Arizcuren and Pablo Escande.

Ulrich Krieger - John Cage: The Works For Saxophone, Vol.2 (2006)

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Ulrich Krieger - John Cage: The Works For Saxophone, Vol.2 (2006)

Ulrich Krieger - John Cage: The Works For Saxophone, Vol.2 (2006)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 71:52 | 174 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avant-garde | Label: Mode

The 35th volume in Mode's Complete John Cage Edition is also the second release in Ulrich Krieger's series of interpretations for solo saxophone and saxophones with other instruments. Ensemble pieces of comparatively large dimensions were gathered on A Cage of Saxophones: Vol. 1, so this follow-up disc presents pieces for smaller combinations and solos, though with no less originality or charm.

Tomi Satomaa - Ramus virens olivarum (2016)

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Tomi Satomaa - Ramus virens olivarum (2016)

Tomi Satomaa - Ramus virens olivarum (2016)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 397

Tomi Satomaa is a church organist at the Finnish-speaking parish of Lansi-Turunmaa in south-western Finland and as an organ teacher at the Arkipelagi Music Institute. He also continues to perform widely. He has been active in developing organ instruction for beginners in Finland in recent years and is in demand as a lecturer in organ pedagogy. In 2015, he made recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company and also recorded material for his debut album.

Trío Cervantes - Música en Iberoamérica (2010)

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Trío Cervantes - Música en Iberoamérica (2010)

Trío Cervantes - Música en Iberoamérica (2010)
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Classical | Label: Sello Autor (SA01774)

The Cervantes Trio took its name from one of the most relevant artists of Cuban culture, the composer and pianist Ignacio Cervantes (1847 - 1905). With an extensive repertoire in both quantity of works and variety of styles, the trio emphasises the creations of contemporary iberoamerican musicians without distancing themselves from concert version pieces from the songbook of Cuban folksongs and dance music, thus demonstrating an integrated artistic range worthy of note. Their journey to the present includes performances in the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance and the Segovia Summer Festival, among others.