MEGA has deleted a lot of my files and it's hard for me to know which ones that need to be re-uploaded.
So, if you find an expired link and want a re-up, please leave a comment. Just not too many requests at once.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Felix Mendelssohn - Works for Cello and Piano (Steven Isserlis; Melvyn Tan)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Variations concertantes, Op. 17
  • (10) Cello Sonata No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
  • (13) Assai tranquillo
  • (14) Lied ohne Worte, Op. 109
  • (15) Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58

Steven Isserlis, cello
Melvyn Tan, fortepiano

Date: 1994
Label: RCA

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Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Trios (Julia Fischer; Daniel Müller-Schott; Jonathan Gilad)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  1. (01) Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  2. (05) Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Julia Fischer, violin
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
Jonathan Gilad, piano
Date: 2006
Label: Pentatone
http://www.pentatonemusic.com/mendelssohn-piano-trios-fischer-muller-schott-gilad

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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
  • (01) String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
  • (05) String Quintet No. 1 in A major, Op. 18
  • (09) 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 - String Octet; Piano Sextet (Pražák Quartet; Kocian Quartet)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  • (05) Sextet for violin, 2 violas, cello, double bass & piano in D major, Op. 110

Pražák QuartetVáclav Remeš, violin (1-4)
Vlastimil Holek, violin (1-4)
Josef Klusoň, viola (1-8)
Michal Kaňka, cello (1-4)

Kocian QuartetPavel Hůla, violin (1-8)
Miloš Černý, violin (5-8)
Zbyněk Paďourek, viola (1-8)
Václav Bernášek, cello (1-8)

Jiří Hudec, double bass (5-8)
Jaromír Klepáč, piano (5-8)

Date: 2005
Label: Praga
http://www.pragadigitals.com/epages/265941.sf/en_US/?ObjectID=16590070

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Monday, April 29, 2019

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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Felix Mendelssohn - Songs without Words (Murray Perahia)


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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 - Songs without Words (Daniel Barenboim)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
  • (07) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30
  • (13) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38
  • (19) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53
CD2:
  • (01) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62
  • (07) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67
  • (13) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 85
  • (19) Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102
  • (25) 6 Kinderstücke, Op. 72
  • (31) Gondellied (Barcarolle) in A major: Allegretto non troppo
  • (32) 2 Klavierstücke: 1. Andante cantabile
  • (33) 2 Klavierstücke: 2. Presto agitato
  • (34) Albumblatt (Lied ohne Worte) in E minor, Op. 117: Allegro

Daniel Barenboim, piano
Date: 1973/1996
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4530612

More info & reviews:

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto; String Octet (James Ehnes)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  • (04) String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

James Ehnes, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor (1-3)

Musicians of the Seatle Chamber Music Society (4-7)James Ehnes, Eric Keefe, Andrew Wan, Augustin Hadelich - violins
Cynthia Phelps, Richard O'Neill - violas
Robert deMaine, Edward Arron - cellos

Date: 2010
Label: Onyx
http://www.onyxclassics.com/cddetail.php?CatalogueNumber=ONYX4060

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Felix Mendelssohn - Concertos for Violin and Piano (Gidon Kremer; Martha Argerich)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D minor
  • (04) Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor

Gidon Kremer, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Date: 1989
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4273382

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Felix Mendelssohn; Max Bruch - Concertos for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (Katia & Marielle Labèque)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn; Max Bruch
  • (01) Mendelssohn - Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in E major
  • (04) Bruch - Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in A-flat minor, Op. 88a

Katia Labèque, piano
Marielle Labèque, piano
Philharmonia Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Date: 1990
Label: Philips

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Felix Mendelssohn; Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto in E minor; Konzertsatz (Jennifer Eley)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn; Robert Schumann; Clara Schumann; Fanny Mendelssohn
  1. (01) Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto in E minor (reconstructed by R. Larry Todd)
  2. (03) Schumann - Konzertsatz in D minor
  3. (04) C. Schumann - Piano Sonata in G minor
  4. (08) F. Mendelssohn - Das Jahr: Nos. 2, 3, 5, 9 & 12

Jennifer Eley, piano
English Chamber Orchestra
Sayard Stone, conductor

Date: 1996
Label: Koch International Classics

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Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Murray Perahia)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  • (04) Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40
  • (07) Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35, No. 1
  • (08) Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
  • (09) Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14

Murray Perahia, piano
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor (1-6)

Date: 1974
Label: Sony Classical

More info & reviews:
http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Concerti-1-Felix-Mendelssohn/dp/B0000026GB

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Felix Mendelssohn - String Symphonies (Concerto Köln)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01) String Symphony No. 8 in D major
  • (05) String Symphony No. 9 in C major
  • (09) String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
CD2:
  • (01) String Symphony No. 12 in G minor
  • (04) String Symphony No. 1 in C major
  • (07) String Symphony No. 7 in D minor
  • (11) String Symphony No. 4 in C minor
  • (14) String Symphony No. 6 in E flat major
CD3:
  • (01) String Symphony No. 11 in F major
  • (06) String Symphony No. 3 in E minor
  • (09) String Symphony No. 2 in D major
  • (12) String Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
  • (15) String Symphony No. 13 in C minor (Sinfoniesatz)

Concerto Köln
Date: 1997
Label: Teldec

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Felix Mendelssohn - Symphonies; Overtures (Claudio Abbado)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

CD1:
  • (01) 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) Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Hymn of Praise"
CD3:
  • (01) 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) Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
  • (05) 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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Felix Mendelssohn - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (Charles Münch) xrcd


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
  • (05) Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Münch, conductor

Date: 1957, 1958
Label: JVC/RCA

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Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Peter Maag)


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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • (01) Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - "Scottish"
  • (05) A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overtures & Incidental Music

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano (7, 12)
Marion Lowe, soprano (7)
Female Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (7, 12)

London Symphony Orchestra
Peter Maag, conductor

Date: 1957 (5-12), 1960 (1-4)
Label: Decca
http://www.deccaclassics.com/en/cat/4669902

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Charles-Valentin Alkan - Chamber Music (Dong-Suk Kang; Yvan Chiffoleau; Olivier Gardon)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • (01) Grand duo concertant (Violin Sonata in F sharp minor), Op. 21
  • (04) Sonate de concert (Cello Sonata in E major), Op. 47
  • (08) Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 30

Dong-Suk Kang, violin (1-3, 8-11)
Yvan Chiffoleau, cello (4-11)
Olivier Gardon, piano
Date: 1992/2007
Label: Timpani
http://www.timpani-records.com/1c1013.php


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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Charles-Valentin Alkan - Etudes Op. 35 (Mark Viner)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • 12 Études dans tous les tons majeurs, Op. 35

Mark Viner, piano
Date: 2017
Label: Piano Classics (Brilliant)
https://www.piano-classics.com/articles/a/alkan-12-etudes-op35/

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Charles-Valentin Alkan - Etudes Op. 39 (Jack Gibbons)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • 12 études dans tous les tons mineurs, Op. 39

Jack Gibbons, piano
Date: 1995
Label: ASV

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Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses (Steven Osborne)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • 48 Esquisses, Op. 63

Steven Osborne, piano

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Charles-Valentin Alkan - Concerti da Camera; 6 Pieces Op. 16 (Giovanni Bellucci)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • (01) Concerto da camera in A minor, Op. 10 No. 1
  • (04) Concerto da camera in C sharp minor, Op. 10 No. 2
  • (07) Concerto da camera, Op. 10 No. 3 (reconstructed by François Luguenot)
  • (08) Six Piano Pieces, Op. 16

Giovanni Bellucci, piano
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Roberto Fores-Veses, conductor

Date: 2017
Label: Piano Classics (Brilliant Classics)
https://www.piano-classics.com/articles/a/alkan-concerti-da-camera-and-solo-music/

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Charles-Valentin Alkan; Adolf von Henselt - Piano Concertos (Marc-André Hamelin)


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Composer: Adolf von Henselt; Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • (01) Henselt - Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 16
  • (04) Henselt - Variations on "Quand je quittai la Normandie", Op. 11
  • (13) Alkan - Concerto da camera in C sharp minor, Op. 10 No. 2
  • (16) Alkan - Concerto da camera in A minor, Op. 10 No. 1

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Date: 1994
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66717

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Various Composers - Hamelin live at Wigmore Hall (Marc-André Hamelin)


Information

  1. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 1. Allegro con brio (arr. Alkan)
  2. Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: 2. Romanza. Larghetto (arr. Balakirev)
  3. Alkan - Trois grandes études, Op. 76: 1. Fantaisie in A flat major for left hand
  4. Alkan - Trois grandes études, Op. 76: 2. Introduction, Variations & Finale in D major for right hand
  5. Alkan - Trois grandes études, Op. 76: 3. Mouvement semblable et perpetuel: Rondo-toccata in C minor
  6. Busoni - Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen (after Bizet), BV 284
  7. Medtner - Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38: 3. Danza festiva

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Date: 1994
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66765

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Charles-Valentin Alkan - Concerto for solo piano (Marc-André Hamelin)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • (01) Concerto for solo piano
  • (04) Recueil de chants, Op. 65

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Date: 2007
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67569

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Charles-Valentin Alkan - Symphony for solo piano (Marc-André Hamelin)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • (01) Symphony for solo piano
  • (05) Salut, cendre du pauvre!, Op. 45
  • (06) Alleluia, Op. 25
  • (07) Super flumina Babylonis "Paraphrase du Psaume 137", Op. 52
  • (08) 3 Morceaux dans le genre pathétique, Op. 15

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Date: 2001
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67218

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Charles-Valentin Alkan - Grande sonate; Sonatine (Marc-André Hamelin)


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Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan
  • (01) Grande sonate "Les quatre âges" Op. 33
  • (05) Sonatine, Op. 61
  • (09) Recueil de chants, Op. 65: 6. Barcarolle (Assez lentement)
  • (10) 12 etudes in the minor keys, Op. 39: 12. Le Festin d’Ésope

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Date: 1995
Label: Hyperion
http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA66794

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Bohuslav Martinů - Songs (Martina Janková; Tomáš Král)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Songs on One Page, H. 294
  • (08) Songs on Two Pages, H. 302
  • (15) New Slovak Songs, H. 126
  • (45) New Chap-Book, H. 288

Martina Janková, soprano
Tomáš Král, baritone
Ivo Kahánek, piano

Date: 2019
Label: Supraphon
https://www.supraphon.com/album/448092-martinu-songs

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Bohuslav Martinů - Early Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (Ian Hobson)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Vanishing Midnight, H 131
  • (04) Ballade (after Böcklin’s picture Villa by the Sea), H 97
  • (05) Dream of the Past, H 124

Agnieszka Kopacka, piano (4)
Sinfonia Varsovia
Ian Hobson, conductor

Date: 2018
Label: Toccata Classics
https://toccataclassics.com/product/bohuslav-martinu-early-orchestral-works-volume-three/

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Bohuslav Martinů - Early Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (Ian Hobson)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • Stín (‘The Shadow’) – Ballet in One Act, H 102

Dorota Szczepańska, offstage soprano (2, 19)
Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, violin (4-6, 12, 17)
Agnieszka Kopacka, piano

Sinfonia Varsovia
Ian Hobson, conductor

Date: 2016
Label: Toccata Classics
https://toccataclassics.com/product/martinu-early-orchestral-v2/

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Bohuslav Martinů - Early Orchestral Works Vol. 1 (Ian Hobson)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Prélude en forme de scherzo, H 181a
  • (02) Orchestral movement, H 90
  • (03) Posvícení ('Village Feast'), H 2
  • (04) Nocturno 1, H 91
  • (05) Little Dance Suite, H 123

Adam Szlęzak, cor anglais (7, 8)
Andrzej Krzyżanowski, flute (3, 8)
Jakub Haufa, violin (4-6, 8)
Artur Paciorkiewicz, viola (4)

Sinfonia Varsovia
Ian Hobson, conductor

Date: 2013
Label: Toccata Classics
https://toccataclassics.com/product/martinu-early-orchestral-works-1/

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Bohuslav Martinů - Music for Violin and Orchestra Vol. 4 (Bohuslav Matoušek; Christopher Hogwood)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Violin Concerto No. 1, H 226
  • (04) Violin Concerto No. 2, H 293

Bohuslav Matoušek, violin
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67674

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Bohuslav Martinů - Music for Violin and Orchestra Vol. 3 (Bohuslav Matoušek; Christopher Hogwood)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Suite concertante for violin and orchestra, H 276
  • (05) Suite concertante for violin and orchestra, H 276a
  • (09) Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra, H 337

Bohuslav Matoušek, violin (1-8) & viola (9-10)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67673

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Bohuslav Martinů - Music for Violin and Orchestra Vol. 2 (Bohuslav Matoušek; Christopher Hogwood)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Concerto da camera, H 285
  • (04) Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra, H 342
  • (07) Czech Rhapsody, H 307a (arr. Jiří Teml)

Bohuslav Matoušek, violin
Karel Košárek, piano (1-6)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Date: 2008
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67672

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Bohuslav Martinů - Music for Violin and Orchestra Vol. 1 (Bohuslav Matoušek; Christopher Hogwood)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Concerto for flute, violin and orchestra, H 252
  • (04) Duo concertante for two violins and orchestra, H 264
  • (07) Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D major, H 329

Bohuslav Matoušek, violin
Régis Pasquier, violin (4-6)
Jennifer Koh, violin (7-9)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Date: 2007
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67671

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bohuslav Martinů - Le Raid merveilleux; La Revue de Cuisine; On Tourne (Christopher Hogwood)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Le Raid merveilleux (The Amazing Flight), mechanical ballet, H. 159
  • (06) La Revue de Cuisine (The Kitchen Revue), jazz-ballet, H. 161
  • (16) On Tourne, ballet, H. 163

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Hogwood, conductor

Dates: 2003 (H. 159 & H. 163), 2004 (H. 161)
Label: Supraphon
http://www.supraphon.com/album/1414-martinu-le-raid-merveilleux-la-revue-de-cuisine-on-tourne

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Bohuslav Martinů - Field Mass; Double Concerto; Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca (Charles Mackerras)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Field Mass, for male chorus with baritone solo & orchestra, H. 279
  • (02) Double Concerto for 2 string orchestras, piano & timpani, H. 271
  • (05) Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca, H. 352
  • (08) Juliette (The Key to Dreams), suite from the opera, H 253b

Václav Zítek, baritone (1)
Josef Růžička, piano (2-4)
Jan Bouše, timpani (2-4)

Prague Philharmonic Choir, chorus master: Lubomír Mátl (1)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (1, 8-10)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (2-7)
Charles Mackerras, conductor

Dates: 1982 (2-7), 1984 (1), 2008 (8-10)
Label: Supraphon
http://www.supraphon.com/album/507-martinu-field-mass-double-concerto-les-fresques-de-piero-del

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Bohuslav Martinů - Sinfonietta La Jolla; Toccata e Due Cazoni; Concerto Grosso (Ondřej Kukal)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Sinfonietta La Jolla, H. 328
  • (04) Toccata e Due Canzoni, H. 311
  • (07) Concerto Grosso, H. 263

Josef Hála, piano
Petr Jiříkovský, piano (7-9)
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Ondřej Kukal, violin & conductor

Date: 1997
Label: Supraphon
http://www.supraphon.com/album/1382-martinu-sinfonietta-la-jolla-toccata-e-due-canzoni-concerto

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Bohuslav Martinů - Špalíček (František Jílek)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů

CD1:
  • (01) Spalícek, ballet, H. 214: Opening
  • (02) Spalícek, ballet, H. 214: Act I
  • (22) Spalícek, ballet, H. 214: Act II
  • (42) Spalícek, ballet, H. 214: Act III
CD2:
  • (01) Spalícek, ballet, H. 214: Act III (continued)
  • (10) The Spectre's Bride, ballad based on Karel Jaromír Erben's poem, H. 214 I
  • (11) The Romance of the Dandelions, cantata, H. 364
  • (12) The Primrose, five duets on texts of Moravia folk songs, H. 348

Spalícek: 
         Anna Kratochvílová, soprano; Miroslav Kopp, tenor; Richard Novák, bass
         Kantiléna Children's Chorus, chorus master: Jan Sedláček
         Kühn Female Chorus, chorus master: Pavel Kühn
         Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
         František Jílek, conductor

The Spectre's Bride:
         Jiřina Marková, soprano; Miroslav Kopp, tenor; Pavel Horáček, bass
         Kühn Mixed Chorus, chorus master: Pavel Kühn
         Prague Symphony Orchestra
         Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

The Romance of the Dandelion:
         Milada Čejková, soprano
         Kühn Mixed Chorus, chorus master: Pavel Kühn

The Primrose:
        Petr Messiereur, violin; Stanislav Bogunia, piano
        Kühn Female Chorus, chorus master: Pavel Kühn

Date: 1988 (H. 214, H. 364 & H. 348), 1985 (H. 214 I)
Label: Supraphon
http://www.supraphon.com/album/2523-martinu-spalicek-the-spectre-s-bride-romance-of-the-dandelio

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Bohuslav Martinů - The Parables; Estampes; Overture; Rhapsody (Jiří Bělohlávek)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) The Parables for orchestra, H. 367
  • (04) Estampes for large orchestra, H. 369
  • (07) Overture for orchestra, H. 345
  • (08) Rhapsody - Allegro symphonique for orchestra, H. 171

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

Date: 1987
Label: Supraphon

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Bohuslav Martinů - Échec au Roi; The Revolt (Jiří Bělohlávek)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Échec au Roi (Šach králi; Check to the King), jazz-ballet, H. 186
  • (12) Vzpoura (The Revolt), ballet-sketch, H. 151

Vladimír Olexa, speaker (2, 4, 6, 7, 10)
Kateřina Kachlíková, alto (5)
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

Date: 1987
Label: Supraphon

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Bohuslav Martinů - The Butterfly That Stamped (Jiří Bělohlávek)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • The Butterfly That Stamped, ballet in one act after Rudyard Kipling

Female chorus of the Kühn Mixed Chorus, chorus master: Pavel Kühn
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

Date: 1986
Label: Supraphon

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Bohuslav Martinů - The Epic of Gilgamesh (Jiří Bělohlávek)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh, oratorio, H. 351: Gilgamesh (Tablets 1, 2)
  2. The Epic of Gilgamesh, oratorio, H. 351: The Death of Enkidu (Tablets 7, 8, 10)
  3. The Epic of Gilgamesh, oratorio, H. 351: Invocation (Tablet 12)

Marcela Machotková, soprano
Jiří Zahradníček, tenor
Václav Zítek, baritone
Karel Průša, bass
Otakar Brousek,speaker

Prague Philharmonic Choir, chorus master: Josef Veselka
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

Date: 1976/2007
Label: Supraphon
http://www.supraphon.com/album/1503-martinu-the-epic-of-gilgamesh

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bohuslav Martinů - Violin Concertos; Rhapsody-Concerto (Josef Suk)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Violin Concerto No. 1, H. 226
  • (04) Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293
  • (07) Rhapsody-Concerto for viola & orchestra, H. 337

Josef Suk, violin
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Václav Neumann, conductor

Date: 1973 (1-6), 1987 (7, 8)
Label: Supraphon
http://www.supraphon.com/album/36-martinu-violin-concertos-rhapsody-concerto


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Bohuslav Martinů - Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 & 4 (Rudolf Firkušný)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • (01) Piano Concerto No. 2, H. 237
  • (04) Piano Concerto No. 3, H. 316
  • (07) Piano Concerto No. 4 "Incantation", H. 358

Rudolf Firkušný, piano
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Libor Pešek, conductor

Date: 1993
Label: RCA


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Bohuslav Martinů - Cello Concertos (Raphael Wallfisch)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  1. (01) Cello Concerto No. 1, H. 196
  2. (04) Cello Concerto No. 2, H. 304
  3. (07) Concertino for cello, wind & brass ensemble, percussion & piano in C minor, H. 143

Raphael Wallfisch, cello
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

Date: 1992
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%209015

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Bohuslav Martinů - Symphonies (Bryden Thomson)


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Composer: Bohuslav Martinů

CD1:
  • (01) Symphony No. 1, H. 289
  • (05) Symphony No. 5, H. 310
CD2:
  • (01) Symphony No. 2, H. 295
  • (05) Symphony No. 6 "Fantaisies Symphoniques", H. 343
CD3:
  • (01) Symphony No. 3, H. 299
  • (04) Symphony No. 4, H. 305

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Bryden Thomson, conductor

Date: 1989, 1990
Compilation: 2005
Label: Chandos
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2010316

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Samuel Barber - Songs (Gerald Finley)


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Composer: Samuel Barber
  • (01) There's nae lark
  • (02) The Beggar's Song
  • (03) In the dark pinewood
  • (04) Bessie Bobtail, Op. 2 No. 3
  • (05) Hermit Songs, Op. 29
  • (15) Rain has fallen, Op. 10 No. 1
  • (16) Sleep now, Op. 10 No. 2
  • (17) I hear an army, Op. 10 No. 3
  • (18) Mélodies passagères, Op. 27
  • (23) The Daisies, Op. 2 No. 1
  • (24) With rue my heart is laden, Op. 2 No. 2
  • (25) Nocturne, Op. 13 No. 4
  • (26) Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3
  • (27) Dover Beach, Op. 3

Gerald Finley, baritone
Julius Drake, piano
The Aronowitz Ensemble (27)

Date: 2007
Label: Hyperion
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA67528

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