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Friday, March 31, 2017

Francis Poulenc - Concertos (Maurice Duruflé; Gabriel Tacchino; Georges Prêtre)


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Composer: Francis Poulenc

CD1:
  • (01-06) Concerto for organ, timpani and strings in G minor, FP 93
  • (07) Litanies à la Vierge Noire, for women's chorus & organ, FP 82
  • (08-10) Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, FP 146
  • (11-13) Concert champêtre, for harpsichord & orchestra, FP 49
CD2:
  • (01-03) Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in D minor, FP 61
  • (04-11) Aubade, concerto choréographique for piano & 18 instruments, FP 51
  • (12-20) Les biches (The Does), ballet, FP 36

Maurice Duruflé, organ (CD1 1-6)
Henriette Roget, organ (CD1 7)
Gabriel Tacchino, piano (CD1 8-10, CD2 4-11)
Aimée van de Wiele, harpsichord (CD1 11-13)
Jacques Février, piano (CD2 1-3)
Francis Poulenc, piano (CD2 1-3)

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (CD1 1-6, 8-13; CD2 1-10)
Maîtrise d'enfants de la Radiodiffusion Française (CD 7)
Philharmonia Orchestra (CD2 12-20)
Jacques Jouineau, conductor (CD1 7)
Pierre Dervaux, conductor (CD1 11-13)
Georges Prêtre, conductor (CD1 1-6, 8-10; CD2 1-20)

Date: 1957, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1980
Compilation: 2009
Label: EMI

Clarification: This collection has some duplicates with other Poulenc post. The ballet "Les biches" is the same recording, with newer master. "Concert champêtre" and "Concerto for 2 pianos" are entirely different recordings. These ones are mono and made in 1957 (the other recordings are stereo remade in 1961 by the same soloists, orchestra and conductor)


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Francis Poulenc - Orchestral Works (Georges Prêtre)


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Composer: Francis Poulenc

CD1:
  • (01-09) Les biches (The Does), ballet, FP 36
  • (10) Bucolique, for "Variations sur le nom de Marguerite Long", FP 160
  • (11) Pastourelle, for "L'éventail de Jeanne", FP 45
  • (12) Matelote provençale, for "La guirlande de Campra", FP 153
  • (13) La baigneuse de Trouville (carte postale en couleurs), for "Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel", FP 23
  • (14) Discours du général, polka pour deux cornets à pistons, for "Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel", FP 23
  • (15-20) Suite française (d'après Claude Gervaise), FP 80
  • (21-26) Les animaux modèles, FP 111
CD2:
  • (01-04) Sinfonietta, FP 141
  • (05-07) Deux marches et un intermède, FP 88
  • (08-10) Concert champêtre, for harpsichord & orchestra, FP 49
  • (11-13) Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in D minor, FP 61

Aimée van de Wiele, harpsichord (CD2 8-10)
Jacques Février & Francis Poulenc, pianos (CD2 11-13)
Ambrosian Singers (CD1 1-9)
Philharmonia Orchestra (CD1 1-12)
Orchestre de Paris (CD1 13-20, CD2 1-7)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (CD1 21-26, CD2 8-13)
Georges Prêtre, conductor

Date: 1962, 1965, 1968, 1980
Compilation: 1990
Label: EMI France

Clarification: This collection has some duplicates with other Poulenc post. The ballet "Les biches" is the same recording, with older master. "Concert champêtre" and "Concerto for 2 pianos" are entirely different recordings. These ones were remade in stereo by the same soloists, orchestra and conductor in 1962 (the older recordings are mono and made in 1957).


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Florent Schmitt - La Tragédie de Salomé; Ombres; Mirages (Vincent Larderet)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Ombres, Op. 64: I. J'entends dans le lointain
  2. Ombres, Op. 64: II. Mauresque
  3. Ombres, Op. 64: III. Cette ombre, mon image
  4. Mirages, Op. 70: I. Et Pan, au fond des blés lunaires, s'accouda
  5. Mirages, Op. 70: II. La Tragique Chevauchée
  6. La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 bis (version for piano): Part I: Prelude
  7. La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 bis (version for piano): Part I: Danse des perles
  8. La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50 bis (version for piano): Part II: Lent – Les Enchantements sur la mer – Danse des éclairs – Danse de l’effroi

Vincent Larderet, piano
Date: 2011
Label: Naxos
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572194

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Florent Schmitt - Crépuscules; Ombres; Enfants (Laurent Wagschal)


Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Crépuscules, Op. 56: I. Sur un vieux petit cimetière
  2. Crépuscules, Op. 56: II. Neige
  3. Crépuscules, Op. 56: III. Sylphides
  4. Crépuscules, Op. 56: IV. Solitude
  5. Ombres, Op. 64: I. J'entends dans le lointain
  6. Ombres, Op. 64: II. Mauresque
  7. Ombres, Op. 64: III. Cette ombre, mon image
  8. 2 Mirages, Op. 70: I. Et Pan, au fond des blés lunaires, s'accouda
  9. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): I. De chœur
  10. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): II. De troupe
  11. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): III. Gâté
  12. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): IV. Turbulent
  13. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): V. Do
  14. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): VI. Moustique
  15. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): VII. Moïse (sauvé des eaux)
  16. Enfants, Op. 94 (arr. for piano): VIII. Terrible

Laurent Wagschal, piano
Date: 2005
Label: Timpani
http://www.timpani-records.com/1c1219.php

More info & reviews:
https://www.amazon.fr/Florent-Schmitt-Oeuvres-pour-Piano/dp/B00GK4CEG8
https://www.amazon.com/Schmitt-Works-Piano-Laurent-Wagschal/dp/B00GK4CEG8

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Florent Schmitt - Sonate libre; 3 Rapsodies; Hasards (Régis Pasquier; Hüseyin Sermet)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Sonate libre en deux parties enchaînées, for violin & piano, Op. 68: 1. Lent sans exagération
  2. Sonate libre en deux parties enchaînées, for violin & piano, Op. 68: 2. Animé
  3. 3 rapsodies for 2 pianos, Op. 53: 1. Française
  4. 3 rapsodies for 2 pianos, Op. 53: 2. Polonaise
  5. 3 rapsodies for 2 pianos, Op. 53: 3. Viennoise
  6. Hasards, for piano & string trio, Op. 96: 1. Exorde
  7. Hasards, for piano & string trio, Op. 96: 2. Zélie-au-pied-léger
  8. Hasards, for piano & string trio, Op. 96: 3. Demi-soupir
  9. Hasards, for piano & string trio, Op. 96: 4. Bourrée-bourrasque

Régis Pasquier, violin (1, 2, 6-9)
Bruno Pasquier, viola (6-9)
Roland Pidoux, cello (6-9)
Kun-Woo Paik, piano (3-5)
Olivier Greif, piano (6-9)
Hüseyin Sermet, piano (1-5)

Date: 1992
Label: Audivis Valois

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Florent Schmitt - Piano Quintet (Werner Bärtschi; Quatuor de Berne)


Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Piano Quintet in B minor, Op. 51: I. Lent et grave - Animé
  2. Piano Quintet in B minor, Op. 51: II. Lent
  3. Piano Quintet in B minor, Op. 51: III. Animé

Werner Bärtschi, piano
Quatuor de Berne
Alexander van Wijnkoop, violin
Christine Ragaz, violin
Henrik Crafoord, viola
Walter Grimmer, cello

Date: 1981
Label: Accord

More info & reviews:
http://florentschmitt.com/2013/03/31/florent-schmitts-intense-monumental-piano-quintet-1908/
https://www.amazon.com/Florent-Schmitt-Quintet-Quartet-B%C3%A4rtschi/dp/B00000DN25


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Florent Schmitt - La Tragédie de Salomé; Le palais hanté; Psaume XLVII (Yan Pascal Tortelier)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. La Tragédie de Salomé, ballet, Op. 50 (d'après un poéme de Robert d'Humières): I. Prélude -
  2. La Tragédie de Salomé, ballet, Op. 50 (d'après un poéme de Robert d'Humières): I. Danse des perles
  3. La Tragédie de Salomé, ballet, Op. 50 (d'après un poéme de Robert d'Humières): II. Lent - Les Enchantements sur la mer -
  4. La Tragédie de Salomé, ballet, Op. 50 (d'après un poéme de Robert d'Humières): II. Danse des éclairs -
  5. La Tragédie de Salomé, ballet, Op. 50 (d'après un poéme de Robert d'Humières): II. Danse de l'effroi
  6. Le palais hanté, Op. 49 (d'après Edgar Allan Poë)
  7. Psaume XLVII, Op. 38: Animé -
  8. Psaume XLVII, Op. 38: Un peu moins vite -
  9. Psaume XLVII, Op. 38: Calme -
  10. Psaume XLVII, Op. 38: Même mouvement

Susan Bullock, soprano (7-10)
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra & Choir
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Date: 2011
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205090

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Florent Schmitt - Symphonie concertante; Rêves; Soirs (Hüseyin Sermet; David Robertson)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Symphonie concertante, Op. 82: 1. Assez animé
  2. Symphonie concertante, Op. 82: 2. Lent
  3. Symphonie concertante, Op. 82: 3. Animé
  4. Rêves, Op. 65
  5. Soirs, Op. 5: 1. En rêvant
  6. Soirs, Op. 5: 2. Spleen
  7. Soirs, Op. 5: 3. Gaiety
  8. Soirs, Op. 5: 4. Après l'été
  9. Soirs, Op. 5: 5. Parfum exotique
  10. Soirs, Op. 5: 6. Sur l'onde
  11. Soirs, Op. 5: 7. Un soir
  12. Soirs, Op. 5: 8. Epilogue

Hüseyin Sermet, piano (1-3)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo
David Robertson, conductor

Date: 1994
Label: Naïve


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Florent Schmitt - Symphony No. 2; Rêves; Danse d'Abisag; Habeyssée (Leif Segerstam)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Danse d'Abisag, Op. 75
  2. Habeyssée, suite for violin & orchestra, Op. 110
  3. Rêves, Op. 65
  4. Symphony No. 2, Op. 137: I. Assez animé
  5. Symphony No. 2, Op. 137: II. Lent - sans excès
  6. Symphony No. 2, Op. 137: III. Animé

Hannele Segerstam, violin (2)
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 1994
Label: Marco Polo
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.223689

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Florent Schmitt - La petit elfe Ferme-l'oeil; Introït, récit et congé (Jacques Mercier)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: Prélude
  2. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: La Fête nationale des souris (The Festival of the Mice)
  3. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: La Cigogne lasse (The Dyspeptic Stork)
  4. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: Le Cheval de Ferme-l'œil (The Sandman’s Horse)
  5. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: Le Mariage de la poupée Berthe (The Marriage of the Doll)
  6. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: La Ronde des lettres boiteuses (The Round of the Obtuse Letters)
  7. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: La Promenade à travers le tableau (The Promenade across the Picture)
  8. Le petit elfe Ferme-l'œil, ballet, Op. 73: Le Parapluie chinois (The Chinese Umbrella)
  9. Introït, récit et congé, for cello & orchestra, Op. 113

Aline Martin, mezzo-soprano (1-8)
Henri Demarquette, cello (9)
Orchestre National de Lorraine
Jacques Mercier, conductor

Date: 2013
Label: Timpani
http://www.timpani-records.com/1c1212.php

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Florent Schmitt - Antoine et Cléopâtre; Mirages (Jacques Mercier)


Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Antoine et Cléopâtre, incidental music, Op. 69 (d'après Shakespeare) - 1st suite: I. Antoine et Cléopâtre
  2. Antoine et Cléopâtre, incidental music, Op. 69 (d'après Shakespeare) - 1st suite: II. Le camp de Pompée
  3. Antoine et Cléopâtre, incidental music, Op. 69 (d'après Shakespeare) - 1st suite: III. Bataille d'Actium
  4. Antoine et Cléopâtre, incidental music, Op. 69 (d'après Shakespeare) - 2nd suite: I. Nuit au plais de la reine
  5. Antoine et Cléopâtre, incidental music, Op. 69 (d'après Shakespeare) - 2nd suite: II. Orgie et danses
  6. Antoine et Cléopâtre, incidental music, Op. 69 (d'après Shakespeare) - 2nd suite: III. Le tombeau de Cléopâtre
  7. Mirages, Op. 70: I. Tristesse de Pan
  8. Mirages, Op. 70: II. La tragique chevauchée

Orchestre National de Lorraine
Jacques Mercier, conductor
Date: 2008
Label: Timpani
http://www.timpani-records.com/1c1133.php

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Antoine-Et-Cleopatre-Mirages-Schmitt/dp/B001C58MCU

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Florent Schmitt - Salammbô (Jacques Mercier)


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Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Salammbô, Op. 76: Première suite: Le Palais silencieux - Festin des Barbares
  2. Salammbô, Op. 76: Première suite: Au Gynécée - Fuite de Mathô avec le Zaimph
  3. Salammbô, Op. 76: Deuxième suite: Sous la tente
  4. Salammbô, Op. 76: Deuxième suite: Récit du Vieillard - Le champ de cadavres du Macar les frondeurs baléares
  5. Salammbô, Op. 76: Troisième suite: Le Pacte de Guerre - Au Conseil des anciens
  6. Salammbô, Op. 76: Troisième suite: Le défilé de la hache - Cortège d'Hamilcar
  7. Salammbô, Op. 76: Troisième suite: Supplice de Mathô

Chœur de l'Armée française
Yves Parmentier, chorus master
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France
Jacques Mercier, conductor

Date: 1991
Label: Ades


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Ferruccio Busoni - Late Piano Music (Marc-André Hamelin)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni

CD1:
  • (01-07) Elegies, BV 249
  • (08) Nuit de Noël, BV 251
  • (09) Fantasia after J. S. Bach, BV 253
  • (10) Canonic Variations and Fugue, BV B40
  • (11) Giga, bolero e variazione (Book 3 of 'An die Jugend', BV 254)
CD2:
  • (01) Sonatina, BV 257
  • (02) Sonatina Seconda, BV 259
  • (03-07) Sonatina 'ad usum infantis Madeline M* Americanae', BV 268
  • (08) Sonatina 'in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII', BV 274
  • (09) Sonatina brevis 'in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni', BV 280
  • (10) Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen, BV 284
  • (11) Indianisches Erntelied
  • (12-15) Indianisches Tagebuch I, BV 267
  • (16-18) 3 Albumleaves, BV 289
CD3:
  • (01) Toccata: Preludio, Fantasia, Ciaccona, BV 287
  • (02) Prologo, BV 279
  • (03-09) 7 Practices from Klavierübung
  • (10) Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude (in C minor, Op. 28 No. 20), BV 213a
  • (11-17) 7 Short Pieces for the Cultivation of Polyphonic Playing, BV 296
  • (18) Perpetuum mobile, BV 293
  • (19-20) Prélude et étude en arpèges, BV 297

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Date: 2013
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67951/3

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Ferruccio Busoni - Fantasia contrappuntistica; etc. (Hamish Milne)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  • (01-03) Liszt-Busoni - Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam'
  • (04) Mozart-Busoni - Andantino from Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K 271
  • (05-16) Busoni - Fantasia contrappuntistica

Hamish Milne, piano
Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67677

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ferruccio Busoni - Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata No. 2 (Frank Peter Zimmermann)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35a, KiV 243: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35a, KiV 243: II. Quasi andante
  3. Violin Concerto D major, Op. 35a, KiV 243: III. Allegro impetuoso
  4. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: I. Langsam
  5. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIa. Presto, attacca
  6. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIb. Andante, piuttosto grave
  7. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIa. Andante con moto
  8. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIb. Poco più andante
  9. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIc. Alla marcia, vivace
  10. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIId. Lo stesso movimento
  11. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIe. Andante
  12. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIf. Tranquillo assai
  13. Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244: IIIg. Allegro deciso, un poco maestoso - Più lento

Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
Enrico Pace, piano (4-13)
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
John Storgårds, conductor (1-3)

Date: 2003 (1-3), 2004
Label: Sony Classical


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Ferruccio Busoni - Piano Concerto (Garrick Ohlsson)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): I. Prologo e Introito (Allegro, dolce e solenne)
  2. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): II. Pezzo giocoso (Vivacemente, ma senza fretta)
  3. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): III. Pezzo serioso (Introductio: Andante sostenuto - Prima pars: Andante, quasi adagio - Altera pars: Sommessamente - Ultima pars: a tempo)
  4. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): IV. All'Italiana. Tarantella (Vivace; In un tempo)
  5. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (BV 247): V. Cantico (Largamente, piu moderato)

Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Cleveland Orchestra & Men's Chorus
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

Date: 1989
Label: Telarc


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ferruccio Busoni - Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Lustspiel-Overture, Op. 38
  2. Indianische Fantasie, for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 44
  3. Gesang vom Reigen der Geister, Op. 47 (Indianisches Tagebuch, Book II) (Elegie No. 4)
  4. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: I. Spukhaftes Stück
  5. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: II. Lyrisches Stück
  6. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: III. Mystisches Stück
  7. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: IV. Hebräisches Stück
  8. Die Brautwahl, Op. 45: V. Heiteres Stück

Nelson Goerner, piano (2)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 2004
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN 10302

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Ferruccio Busoni - Orchestral Works Vol. 1 (Neeme Järvi)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: I. Prelude
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: II.  War Dance
  3. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: III. Funeral Monument
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 2 "‘Geharnischte Suite", Op. 34a: IV. Assault
  5. Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (A man's cradle-song at his mother's bier)
  6. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: I. Allegretto sostenuto - Tranquillo - Un poco animato
  7. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: II. Andantino - Adagio -
  8. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: III. Allegro sostenuto - Un poco meno sostenuto -
  9. Concertino for Clarinet & Small Orchestra in B flat major, Op. 48: IV. Allegro - Tempo di minuetto, sostenuto e pomposo
  10. Sarabande and Cortège, Op. 51: I. Sarabande
  11. Sarabande and Cortège, Op. 51: II. Cortège. In the style of a polonaise
  12. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: Introduction. Andante - Tempo di valse sostenuto -
  13. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: I. [ ] -
  14. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: II. Piu vivo -
  15. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: III. Tempo I -
  16. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53: IV. [ ] - Tempo I, tranquillo - Tempo deciso - Presto  - Più mosso

John Bradbury, clarinet (6-9)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Date: 2001
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN 9920

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Ferruccio Busoni - Orchestral Works (Gerd Albrecht)


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Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  1. Verzweiflung und Ergebung (Despair and Resignation), BV 248a (addendum to "Turandot Suite")
  2. Nocturne symphonique, Op. 43, BV 262
  3. Orchestral Suite from "Arlecchino", Op. 46, BV 266: I. Rondo arlecchinesco
  4. Orchestral Suite from "Arlecchino", Op. 46, BV 266: II. Processione e danza
  5. Orchestral Suite from "Arlecchino", Op. 46, BV 266: III. Finale
  6. Divertimento for flute & orchestra in B flat major, Op. 52, BV 285
  7. Sarabande & Cortège (2 studies for "Doktor Faust"), Op. 51, BV 282: Sarabande (Molto sostenuto e gravemente)
  8. Sarabande & Cortège (2 studies for "Doktor Faust"), Op. 51, BV 282: Cortège. In Carattere d'una Palacca
  9. Concertino for clarinet & small orchestra, Op. 48, BV 276
  10. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Introduktion
  11. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer I
  12. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer II
  13. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer III
  14. Tanzwalzer, Op. 53, BV 288: Walzer IV

Robert Wörle, tenor (3)
Jean-Claude Gérard, flute (6)
Ulf Rodenhäuser, clarinet (9)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Gerd Albrecht, conductor

Date: 1992
Label: Capriccio

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Ferdinand Hiller - Piano Works (Alexandra Oehler)


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Composer: Ferdinand Hiller
  • (01-03) Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 59
  • (04-05) 3 Ghasèles, Op. 54: Nos. 1& 2
  • (06-08) Piano Sonata No. 3 in G minor, Op. 78
  • (09-12) 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 130: Nos. 1-3 & 5
  • (13-15) Vermischte Klavierstücke, Op. 81: Nos. 1-3

Alexandra Oehler, piano
Date: 2012
Label: CPO
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/Ferdinand-Hiller-1811-1885-Klavierwerke/hnum/2858143


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Ferdinand Hiller - Piano Concertos (Howard Shelley)


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Composer: Ferdinand Hiller
  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 5: 1. Allegro moderato
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 5: 2. Adagio
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 5: 3. Allegro moderato e con grazia
  4. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69: 1. Moderato, ma con energia e con fuoco
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69: 2. Andante espressivo
  6. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69: 3. Allegro con fuoco
  7. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major "Concerto espressivo", Op. 170: 1. Allegro con anima
  8. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major "Concerto espressivo", Op. 170: 2. Andante quasi adagio
  9. Piano Concerto No. 3 in A flat major "Concerto espressivo", Op. 170: 3. Allegro con spirito

Howard Shelley, piano & conductor
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67655

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ferdinand David - Music for Violin & Piano (Stephan Schardt; Philipp Vogler)


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Composer: Ferdinand David
  • (01) Salon-Duett, on a song of Eduard Haase in D major, Op. 25
  • (02-05) Suite for violin solo, Op. 43
  • (06-17)12 Salon pieces for violin & piano, Op. 24
  • (18-20) 3 Impromptus in Valse form, Op. 40

Stephan Schardt, violin
Philipp Vogler, piano
Date: 2012
Label: MDG


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Ferdinand David - Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 (Hagai Shaham)


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Composer: Ferdinand David
  1. Violin Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 23: 1. Allegro
  2. Violin Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 23: 2. Adagio cantabile, non troppo lento -
  3. Violin Concerto No. 4 in E major, Op. 23: 3. Allegretto grazioso
  4. Violin Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 35: 1. Allegro serioso
  5. Violin Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 35: 2. Adagio -
  6. Violin Concerto No. 5 in D minor, Op. 35: 3. Vivace
  7. Andante and Scherzo capriccioso, for violin & orchestra, Op. 16

Hagai Shaham, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Date: 2010
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67804

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Christian Lindberg - Romantic Trombone Concertos


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Composer: Ferdinand David; Launy Grøndahl; Gunnar de Frumerie; Alexandre Guilmant
  1. David - Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg): I. Allegro maestoso
  2. David - Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg): II. Andante marcia funebre
  3. David - Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg): III.Allegro maestoso
  4. Guilmant - Morceau symphonique, Op. 88 (orchestration & cadenza: Lindberg)
  5. Grøndahl - Trombone Concerto: I. Moderato assai ma molto maestoso
  6. Grøndahl - Trombone Concerto: II. Quasi una leggenda: Andante grave
  7. Grøndahl - Trombone Concerto: III. Finale. Maestoso
  8. Frumerie - Trombone Concerto, Op. 81: I. Con moto moderato
  9. Frumerie - Trombone Concerto, Op. 81: II. Andante
  10. Frumerie - Trombone Concerto, Op. 81: III. Allegretto amabile

Christian Lindberg, trombone
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

Date: 1987
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/lindberg-christian/romantic-trombone-concertos

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Romantic-Trombone-Concertos-Christian-Lindberg/dp/B0000016DW

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Domenico Scarlatti - 18 Sonatas (Yevgeny Sudbin, 2016)


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Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
  1. Sonata in D minor, K 417, 'Fuga'
  2. Sonata in A major, K 208
  3. Sonata in C major, K 159
  4. Sonata in C minor, K 56
  5. Sonata in D minor, K 213
  6. Sonata in G major, K 125
  7. Sonata in G minor, K 373
  8. Sonata in D major, K 119
  9. Sonata in F minor, K 69
  10. Sonata in G major, K 425
  11. Sonata in D major, K 29
  12. Sonata in C minor, K 99
  13. Sonata in G minor, K 12
  14. Sonata in D major, K 479
  15. Sonata in D minor, K 9
  16. Sonata in F sharp major, K 318
  17. Sonata in D minor, K 141
  18. Sonata in D minor, K 32, 'Aria'

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2016
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/scarlatti-18-sonatas

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Yevgeny Sudbin plays Scriabin


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Composer: Alexander Scriabin
  1. Étude, Op. 8 No. 12
  2. Sonata No. 2 (Sonate-Fantaisie), Op. 19: I. Andante
  3. Sonata No. 2 (Sonate-Fantaisie), Op. 19: II. Presto
  4. Étude from Three Pieces, Op. 2
  5. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 3. Allegretto
  6. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 6. Scherzando
  7. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 1. Tempo giusto
  8. Ten Mazurkas, Op. 3: No. 4. Moderato
  9. Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
  10. Nuances from Four Pieces, Op. 56
  11. Poème from Two Pieces, Op. 59
  12. Sonata No. 9, 'Messe noire', Op. 68
  13. Valse, Op. 38

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2007
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/performers/sudbin-yevgeny/sudbin-plays-scriabin

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Domenico Scarlatti - 18 Sonatas (Yevgeny Sudbin, 2004)


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Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
  1. Sonata in B flat major, K 545
  2. Sonata in F minor, K 466
  3. Sonata in F minor, K 365
  4. Sonata in D major, K 435
  5. Sonata in B minor, K 87
  6. Sonata in C major, K 487
  7. Sonata in F sharp minor, K 448
  8. Sonata in D major, K 492
  9. Sonata in G minor, K 30
  10. Sonata in G major, K 455
  11. Sonata in G minor
  12. Sonata in E major, K 20
  13. Sonata in A major, K 429
  14. Sonata in G minor, K 426
  15. Sonata in G major, K 427
  16. Sonata in B minor, K 197
  17. Sonata in B minor, K 27
  18. Sonata in A major, K 24

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Date: 2004
Label: BIS
http://bis.se/label/bis/scarlatti-piano-sonatas

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Jenny Lin - Get Happy


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  1. Irving Berlin - Blue Skies (from 'Betsy') (arr. Dick Hyman)
  2. George Gershwin - Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin No. 1: I Got Rhythm (from 'Girl Crazy') (arr. Earl Wild)
  3. Lerner & Loewe - Eliza at Ascot (from 'My Fair Lady') (arr. Stefan Malzew)
  4. Rodgers & Hart - Lover (from 'Love Me Tonight') (arr. Alexis Weissenberg)
  5. Cole Porter - Begin the Beguine (from 'Jubilee') (arr. Cy Walter)
  6. Stephen Sondheim - Johanna (from 'Sweeney Todd') (arr. Christopher O'Riley)
  7. Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel Waltz (from 'Carousel') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  8. Rodgers & Hammerstein - March of the Siamese Children (from 'The King and I') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  9. Rodgers & Hart - Blue Moon (from 'Manhattan Melodrama') (arr. André Previn)
  10. Irving Berlin - Cheek to Cheek (from 'Top Hat') (arr. Dick Hyman)
  11. George Gershwin - Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin No. 4: Embraceable You (from 'Girl Crazy') (arr. Earl Wild)
  12. David Raskin - Meditation on Laura (from the film 'Laura') (arr. Marc-André Hamelin)
  13. George Gershwin - Bess, You Is My Woman Now (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arr. David Saperton)
  14. George Gershwin - Virtuoso Etude after Gershwin No. 6: Fascinatin' Rhythm (from 'Lady, Be Good!') (arr. Earl Wild)
  15. Cole Porter - So in Love (from 'Kiss Me, Kate') (arr. Greg Anderson)
  16. Rodgers & Hammerstein - My Favorite Things (from 'The Sound of Music') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  17. Rodgers & Hammerstein - Hello, Young Lovers (from 'The King and I') (arr. Stephen Hough)
  18. Harold Arlen - Get Happy (from '9:15 Revue') (arr. Stephen Prutsman)

Jenny Lin, piano
Date: 2012
Label: Steinway & Sons
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=786069

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Federico Mompou - Volodos plays Mompou


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01) Prélude VII (Palmier d'etoiles)
  • (02) Damunt de tu només les flors (transcr. Volodos)
  • (03-07) Scènes d'enfants
  • (08) Hoy la tierra y los cielos me sonríen
  • (09) El lago (Le lac) (No. 2 from Paisajes)
  • (10) ... pour appeler la joie (No. 6 from Charmes)
  • (11) Prélude XII
  • (12) Dialogues 2
  • (13) Dialogues 1
  • (13-24) Musica callada (selections)

Arcadi Volodos, piano
Date: 2013
Label: Sony Classical
https://www.sonyclassical.com/releases/88765433262

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Federico Mompou - Silent Music (Jenny Lin)


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01-09) Música Callada: Book 1
  • (10-16) Música Callada: Book 2
  • (17-21) Música Callada: Book 3
  • (22-28) Música Callada: Book 4
  • (29) Secreto (from Impresiones intimas)

Jenny Lin, piano
Date: 2011
Label: Steinway & Sons
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=553948


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Federico Mompou - Piano Music (Stephen Hough)


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01) Canción y Danza 7
  • (02) Prélude 1
  • (03-07) Cants Mágics
  • (08) Canción y Danza 5
  • (09) Prélude 5
  • (10-15) Charmes
  • (16) Canción y Danza 8
  • (17) Prélude 7 'Palmier d'étoiles'
  • (18-21) Trois Variations
  • (22) Canción y Danza 3
  • (23) Prélude 9
  • (24) Dialogues I: Plaintif
  • (25) Dialogues II: Modéré
  • (26) Canción y Danza 1
  • (27) Prélude 10
  • (28-30) Paisajes
  • (31) Canción y Danza 9
  • (32) Prélude 6

Stephen Hough, piano
Date: 1997
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66963

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Federico Mompou - Spanish Songs & Dances (Alicia de Larrocha)


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Composer: Federico Mompou
  • (01-13) Cançons i Danses Nos. 1-12 & 14
  • (14) Prelude No. 11 (dedicated to Alicia de Larrocha)
  • (15) Prelude No. 5
  • (16) Prelude No. 6 (for the left hand)
  • (17) Prelude No. 7 "Fireworks"

Alicia de Larrocha, piano
Date: 1994
Label: RCA


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Felix Mendelssohn - Songs without Words (Javier Perianes)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. Andante con variazioni, Op. 82
  2. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19: 1. Andante con moto
  3. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19: 6. "Venetianisches Gondellied". Andante sostenuto
  4. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30: 6. "Venetianisches Gondellied". Allegretto tranquillo
  5. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38: 6. "Duetto". Andante con moto
  6. Rondo capriccioso, Op. 14
  7. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53: 1. Andante con moto
  8. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53: 3. Presto agitato
  9. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62: 5. “Venetianisches Gondellied”. Andante con moto
  10. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 1. Andante
  11. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 2. Allegro leggiero
  12. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 3. Andante tranquillo
  13. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 6. Allegretto non troppo
  14. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1: I. Präludium. Allegro con fuoco
  15. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1: II. Fuga. Andante espressivo
  16. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 85: 4. Andante sostenuto
  17. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 120: 1. Andante, un poco agitato
  18. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102: 4. Andante un poco agitato
  19. Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102: 6. Andante
  20. 17 Variations sérieuses, Op. 54

Javier Perianes, piano
Date: 2014
Label: Harmonia Mundi
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2034

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Murray Perahia - Songs without Words


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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach; Ferruccio Busoni; Felix Mendelssohn; Franz Schubert; Franz Liszt
  1. Bach-Busoni - "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 645
  2. Bach-Busoni - "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659
  3. Bach-Busoni - "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen", BWV 734
  4. Bach-Busoni - "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 639
  5. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 No. 3
  6. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 67 No. 2
  7. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 30 No. 4
  8. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 No. 1
  9. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 No. 5
  10. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 30 No. 6
  11. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 38 No. 3
  12. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 102 No. 5
  13. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 38 No. 2
  14. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 30 No. 2
  15. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 67 No. 1
  16. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 38 No. 6
  17. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 67 No. 4
  18. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 53 No. 4
  19. Mendelssohn - Lied ohne Worte Op. 62 No. 2
  20. Schubert-Liszt - "Auf dem Wasser zu singen"
  21. Schubert-Liszt - "In der Ferne"
  22. Schubert-Liszt - "Ständchen"
  23. Schubert-Liszt - "Erlkönig"

Murray Perahia, piano
Date: 1999
Label: Sony Classical

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Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 1; String Quintet No. 1 (Pražák Quartet; Zemlinsky Quartet)

 

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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante
  2. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: II. Canzonetta (Allegretto) - Più mosso
  3. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: III. Andante espressivo
  4. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12: IV. Molto allegro e vivace
  5. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: I. Allegro con moto
  6. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: II. Intermezzo. Andante sostenuto
  7. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro di molto
  8. String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18: IV. Allegro vivace
  9. Minuetto in F sharp minor, Op. 18a

Pražák Quartet (1-4)
Václav Remeš, violin
Vlastimil Holek, violin
Josef Klusoň, viola (1-9)
Michal Kaňka, cello

Zemlinsky Quartet (5-9)
František Souček, violin
Petr Střížek, violin
Petr Holman, viola
Vladimír Fortin, cello

Date: 2009
Label: Praga
http://www.pragadigitals.com/epages/265941.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/265941/Products/250252


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Felix Mendelssohn - Elijah (Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01-23) Elijah, Op. 70, Part I
CD2:
  • (01-23) Elijah, Op. 70, Part II

Gwyneth Jones, soprano
Janet Baker, contralto
Nicolai Gedda, tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Simon Woolf, soprano
Wandsworth School Boys Choir
New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Date: 1968
Label: EMI


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphonies; Overtures (Claudio Abbado)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11
  • (05) Scherzo in G minor from the Octet, Op. 20
  • (06) Overture to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 21
  • (07) Overture "The Hebrides" ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26
  • (08) "Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt", Op. 27
CD2:
  • (01-14) Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Hymn of Praise"
CD3:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
  • (05) Overture "The Fair Melusine", Op. 32
  • (06) "Trumpet Overture", Op. 101
  • (07) "Ruy Blas", Op. 95
CD4:
  • (01-04) Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
  • (05-08) Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"
  • (09) Overture for Wind Instruments, Op. 24

Elizabeth Connell, soprano (Op. 52)
Karita Mattila, soprano (Op. 52)
Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor (Op. 52)
London Symphony Chorus (Op. 52) & Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Date: 1984-1986
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4714672


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