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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Dmitri Shostakovich - Songs & Romances (Margarita Gritskova; Maria Prinz)


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Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  1. The Dragonfly & The Ant, Op. 4a No. 1
  2. Before the Suicide, Op. 21a No. 2
  3. For the First & Last Time, Op. 21a No. 4
  4. Ballad, Op. 84 No. 1
  5. Morning in the Caucasus, Op. 84 No. 2
  6. Whence Such Tenderness?, Op. 143 No. 2
  7. Not a Drum Was Heard..., Op. 143 No. 5
  8. Renaissance, Op. 46 No. 1
  9. Sonnet No. 66, Op. 62 No. 5
  10. The King's Campaign, Op. 62 No. 6
  11. Cradle Song, Op. 79 No. 3
  12. Warning, Op. 79 No. 5
  13. Pentozalis
  14. Zolongo
  15. Farewell, Granada, Op. 100 No. 1
  16. Little Stars, Op. 100 No. 2
  17. Spring Awakening, Op. 109 No. 2
  18. Misunderstanding, Op. 109 No. 4
  19. Preface to the Complete Collection of My Works & Brief Reflections on This Preface, Op. 123
  20. Immortality, Op. 145 No. 11

Margarita Gritskova, mezzo-soprano
Maria Prinz, piano

Date: 2020
Label: Naxos

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sergei Prokofiev - Songs & Romances (Margarita Gritskova; Maria Prinz)


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Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
  1. The Ugly Duckling, Op. 18
  2. The Little Grey Dress, Op. 23 No. 2
  3. Trust Me, Op. 23 No. 3
  4. The Sorcerer, Op. 23 No. 5
  5. The Sun Has Filled My Room, Op. 27 No. 1
  6. Real Tenderness, Op. 27 No. 2
  7. Memory of the Sun, Op. 27 No. 3
  8. Hello!, Op. 27 No. 4
  9. The Grey-Eyed King, Op. 27 No. 5
  10. Remember Me! - A Malayan spell, Op. 36 No. 4
  11. My Grey Dove Is Full of Sorrow, Op. 60bis No. 1
  12. Anyutka, Op. 66a No. 2
  13. The Chatterbox, Op. 68 No. 1
  14. Mark, Ye Bright Falcons, Op. 78bis No. 2
  15. The Rosy Dawn Is Colouring the East, Op. 73 No. 2
  16. Katerina, Op. 104 No. 6

Margarita Gritskova. mezzo-soprano
Maria Prinz, piano

Date: 2020
Label: Naxos

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Various Composers - Russian Songs (Margarita Gritskova)


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  1. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - I wish I could take all my sadness
  2. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Those were the first few days of spring, Op. 38 No. 2
  3. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - And was I not once a little blade of grass, Op. 47 No. 7
  4. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1
  5. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - By chance at a ball I did see you, Op. 38 No. 3
  6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - If I'd only guessed, Op. 47 No. 1
  7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - No, only he who knew, Op. 6 No. 6
  8. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Not one word, not one sigh, oh my friend, Op. 6 No. 2
  9. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - My Genius, my Angel, my Friend
  10. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - 'Twas not the wind that lightly brushed, Op. 43 No. 2
  11. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The flying wisps of clouds are thinning, scattering far, Op. 42 No. 3
  12. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - In the west the pale rose sunset's darkening, Op. 39 No. 2
  13. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - A rose has charmed a nightingale (An Eastern Romance), Op. 2 No. 2
  14. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Upon the Georgian hills there lies the haze of night, Op. 3 No. 4
  15. Sergei Rachmaninov - I wait for you, Op. 14 No. 1
  16. Sergei Rachmaninov - Oh, I fell in love, to my own despair, Op. 8 No. 4
  17. Sergei Rachmaninov - Oh beauty, do not sing to me, Op. 4 No. 4
  18. Sergei Rachmaninov - How good 'tis here, Op. 21 No. 7
  19. Sergei Rachmaninov - Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
  20. Sergei Rachmaninov - The Waters of Spring, Op. 14 No. 11

Margarita Gritskova, mezzo-soprano
Maria Prinz, piano

Date: 2019
Label: Naxos

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Valentin Silvestrov - Symphony No. 7; etc. (Christopher Lyndon-Gee)


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Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
  • (01) Ode to the Nightingale
  • (02) Cantata No. 4
  • (06) Concertino for Piano and Small Orchestra
  • (10) Moments of Poetry and Music
  • (12) Symphony No. 7

Inna Galatenko, soprano
Oleg Bezborodko, piano

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor

Date: 2020
Label: Naxos

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Valentin Silvestrov - Symphony No. 6 (Roman Kofman)


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Composer: Valentin Silvestrov
  1. Symphony No. 6: I. Andantino - Vivace - Allegretto
  2. Symphony No. 6: II. Allegro moderato - Commodo
  3. Symphony No. 6: III. Andantino - Animato - Adagio - Moderato - Andante
  4. Symphony No. 6: IV. Intermezzo. Larghetto
  5. Symphony No. 6: V. Vivace con moto - Larghetto

Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Roman Kofman, conductor

Date: 2007
Label: Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm


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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mily Balakirev - Piano Works Vol. 6 (Nicholas Walker)


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Composer: Mily Balakirev
  1. La fileuse
  2. Au jardin – Idyll-Étude
  3. Kamarinskaya (Mikhail Glinka, arr. M. Balakirev)
  4. Tamara (arr. N. Walker)
  5. Polka in F sharp minor
  6. Elegy on the Death of a Mosquito (completed by N. Walker)
  7. La danse de sorcières (completed by N. Walker)
  8. Ne govori: Lyubov’ proydyot (Mikhail Glinka, arr. M. Balakirev)
  9. Tyrolienne
  10. Rêverie (Platon Vasil'evich Zapol'sky, arr. M. Balakirev)
  11. Toccata in C sharp minor
  12. A Farewell to St. Petersburg: No. 10, Zhavoronok (Mikhail Glinka, arr. M. Balakirev)
  13. Islamey (Fantasie orientale)

Nicholas Walker, piano
Date: 2020
Label: Grand Piano

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Mily Balakirev - Piano Works Vol. 5 (Nicholas Walker)


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Composer: Mily Balakirev
  1. Reminiscences de l'opéra 'La vie pour le Czar' (Glinka)
  2. Ruslan and Lyudmila: Chernomor's March (Glinka, arr. Balakirev)
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romanza: Larghetto (Chopin, arr. Balakirev)
  4. Impromptu (after Chopin's Préludes)
  5. Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31 (Chopin, cadenza by Balakirev)
  6. Mazurka brillante, S 221 (Liszt, original version)
  7. Mazurka brillante, S 221 (Liszt, coda by Balakirev)
  8. String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2: III. Allegretto (Beethoven, arr. Balakirev)
  9. String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina (Beethoven, arr. Balakirev)
  10. Gondellied in A minor
  11. Tarantella in B major
  12. Polonaise brillante

Nicholas Walker, piano
Date: 2019
Label: Grand Piano

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin; Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concertos (Eckart Runge)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin; Alfred Schnittke
  • (01) Kapustin - Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 85
  • (04) Schnittke - Cello Concerto No. 1

Eckart Runge, cello
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Frank Strobel, conductor

Date: 2020
Label: Capriccio

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Complete Piano Works III (Masahiro Kawakami)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 72
  • (02) 10 Inventions, Op. 73
  • (12) Capriccio, Op. 71
  • (13) Intrada and Finale for Sextet, Op. 79

Masahiro Kawakami, piano
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
Norichika Iimori, conductor

Date: 2019
Label: Triton

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Complete Piano Works II (Masahiro Kawakami)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  1. Sonatina, Op. 100
  2. A Pianist in Jeopardy, Op. 152
  3. Berceuse, Op. 65
  4. Piano Sonata No. 11, Op. 101 ''Twickenham'': I. Allegretto
  5. Piano Sonata No. 11, Op. 101 ''Twickenham'': II. Larghetto
  6. Piano Sonata No. 11, Op. 101 ''Twickenham'': III. Agitato
  7. Paraphrase on a Theme by P. Dvoyrin, Op. 108
  8. Good Intention, Op. 137
  9. Sleight of Hand, Op. 138
  10. Piano Sonata No. 19, Op. 143: I. Comodo
  11. Piano Sonata No. 19, Op. 143: II. Andante
  12. Piano Sonata No. 19, Op. 143: III. Scherzo. Vivace
  13. Piano Sonata No. 19, Op. 143: IV. Allegro

Masahiro Kawakami, piano
Date: 2018
Label: Triton

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Saxophone Chamber Music (clair-obscur Saxophonquartett)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Quintet for saxophone quartet and piano, Op. 89a (arr. Christoph Enzel)
  • (05) Quartet for 4 saxophones, Op. 88a (arr. Christoph Enzel)
  • (09) Duo for alto saxophone and cello, Op. 99

Elisaveta Blumina, piano
Peter Bruns, cello

clair-obscur Saxophonquartett
(Jan Schulter-Bunert; Maike Krullmann; Christoph Enzel; Kathi Wagner)

Date: 2020
Label: Capriccio

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Complete Music for Cello and Piano (Duo Perfetto)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Sonata No. 1, Op. 63
  • (05) Sonata No. 2, Op. 84
  • (08) Elegy, Op. 96
  • (09) Nearly Waltz, Op. 98
  • (10) Burlesque, Op. 97

Duo Perfetto
Clorinda Perfetto, piano
Robert Witt, cello

Date: 2017
Label: Brilliant Classics

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Works for Two Pianos (Daniel del Pino; Ludmil Angelov)


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Concerto for two pianos and percussion, Op. 104
  • (04) Eight Concert Etudes, Op. 40
  • (12) Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 120
  • (15) Paraphrase on Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" for two pianos, Op. 129

Daniel del Pino, piano (1-11, 15)
Ludmil Angelov, piano (1-3, 12-15)
Juanjo Guillem & Rafael Gálvez, percussion (1-3)

Date: 2010
Label: Non Profit Music


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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Jazz Portrait


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Andante, Op. 58
  • (02) Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 60
  • (05) Ten Bagatelles, Op. 59
  • (15) Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 61
  • (18) Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62

Nikolai Kapustin, piano
Date: 1991
Label: Olympia


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Friday, January 15, 2021

Nikolai Kapustin - Jazz Pieces for Piano


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Composer: Nikolai Kapustin
  • (01) Eight Concert Etudes
  • (09) Sonata Fantasy, Op. 39
  • (10) Suite in Old Style, Op. 28
  • (11) Variations, Op. 41

Nikolai Kapustin, piano
Date: 2000
Label: Boheme Music (recorded by Melodiya)


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Franz Krommer; Johann N. Hummel - Chamber Music for Bassoon & Strings (Island)


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Composer: Franz Krommer; Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • (01) Krommer - Bassoon Quartet in B flat major, Op. 46 No. 1
  • (05) Krommer - Bassoon Quartet in E flat major, Op. 46 No. 2
  • (09) Hummel - String Trio in G major

Island
Jane Gower, bassoon
Antoinette Lohmann, viola
Galina Zinchenko, viola
Jennifer Morsches, cello

Date: 2009
Label: Ars Produktion


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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Franz Krommer - Wind Sextets (Nachtmusique)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Paritita in E flat major
  • (05) Trios for 2 clarinets & viola
  • (10) Partita in C minor
  • (13) Variations on a theme by Pleyel, for 3 clarinets
  • (14) Partita in E flat major

Nachtmusique
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet & direction
Toni Salar-Verdú, clarinet
Jane Gower, bassoon
Javier Zafra, bassoon
Teunis van der Zwart, horn
Erwin Wieringa, horn
Carles Riera, clarinet
Emilio Moreno, viola
David Sinclair, contrabass

Date: 2000/2015
Label: Glossa

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Franz Krommer - Three Partitas; Six Marches (Bastiaan Blomhert)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • 6 Marches, Op. 31 Nos. 1-6
  • 3 Partitas, Op. 45 Nos. 1-3

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble
Bastiaan Blomhert, conductor

Date: 2001
Label: Chandos

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Franz Krommer - String Quartets, Op. 7 (Authentic Quartet)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) String Quartet in C major, Op. 7 No. 1
  • (05) String Quartet in E minor, Op. 7 No. 2
  • (09) String Quartet in A major, Op. 7 No. 3

Authentic Quartet
Zsolt Kalló, violin
Balázs Bozzai, violin
Gábor Rác, viola
Csilla Vályi, cello

Date: 2009
Label: Hungaroton

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Franz Krommer - Oboe Quintets & Quartets (Sarah Francis; Tagore String Trio)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Oboe Quintet in C major, P VII:12
  • (05) Oboe Quartet in F major, P IX:22
  • (08) Oboe Quartet in C major, P IX:21
  • (11) Oboe Quintet in E flat major, P VII:13

Sarah Francis, oboe
Tagore String Trio
Frances Mason, violin
Brian Schiele, viola
James Halsey, cello
&
Jonathan Barritt, viola

Date: 2005
Label: Regis

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Franz Krommer - Flute Quartets (Peter-Lukas Graf; Carmina Trio)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Flute Quartet in F major, Op. 17
  • (05) Flute Quartet in D major, Op. 93
  • (09) Flute Quartet in G major, Op. 92

Peter-Lukas Graf, flute
Carmina Trio
Matthias Enderle, violin
Wendy Champney, viola
Stephan Goerner, cello

Date: 1987
Label: Claves

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Franz Krommer - Flute & Oboe Concertos (Peter-Lukas Graf; Heinz Holliger)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 30
  • (04) Concertino for Flute & Oboe in C major, Op. 65
  • (08) Concerto for Oboe in F major, Op. 52

Peter-Lukas Graf, flute
Heinz Holliger, oboe
English Chamber Orchestra

Date: 1983
Label: Claves

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Franz Krommer; Carl M. von Weber - Clarinet Quintets (Eric Hoeprich; London Haydn Quartet)


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Composer: Franz Krommer; Carl M. von Weber
  • (01) Weber - Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34
  • (05) Baermann - Clarinet Quintet No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 23
  • (06) Krommer - Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 95

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
London Haydn Quartet
Catherine Manson, violin
Michael Gurevich, violin
John Crockatt, viola
Jonathan Manson, cello

Date: 2020
Label: Glossa

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Franz Krommer - Clarinet Quartets (Consortium Classicum)


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Composer: Franz Krommer

CD1:
  • (01) Clarinet Quartet in B flat major, Op. posth.
  • (04) Clarinet Quartet in E flat major, Op. 21 No. 1
  • (08) Clarinet Quartet in B flat major, Op. 21 No. 2
CD2:
  • (01) Clarinet Quartet in D major, Op. 82
  • (05) Clarinet Quartet in B flat major, Op. 83
  • (09) Clarinet Quartet in E flat major, Op. 69

Consortium Classicum
Dieter Klöcker, clarinet
Andreas Krecher, violin
Christiane Hörr, viola
Martin Menking, cello

Date: 1993
Label: cpo


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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Franz Krommer - Clarinet Concerto; Concertos for 2 Clarinets (Vlastimil Mareš; Jiří Hlaváč)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 36
  • (04) Concerto No. 1 for Two Clarinets & Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 35
  • (07) Concerto No. 2 for Two Clarinets & Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 91

Vlastimil Mareš, clarinet
Jiří Hlaváč, clarinet (4-9)

Prague Chamber Orchestra
Libor Pešek, conductor

Date: 2003
Label: Supraphon


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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Franz Krommer - Clarinet Concertos; Sinfonia Concertante (Paul Meyer; Jean-Pierre Rampal)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Clarinet Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 36
  • (04) Clarinet Concerto in E minor, Op. 86
  • (07) Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, Op.70

Paul Meyer, clarinet
Janos Rolla, violin (7-11)

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute (7-11) & conductor

Date: 2020
Label: Denon


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Friday, January 1, 2021

Franz Krommer - Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9 (Howard Griffiths)


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Composer: Franz Krommer
  • (01) Symphony No. 6 in D major
  • (05) Symphony No. 9 in C major

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Howard Griffiths, conductor

Date: 2020
Label: cpo

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