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JUNE 2015 | NEW RELEASES
Iván FISCHER
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NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Iván Fischer’s Mahler symphony recordings for Channel Classics have fired up critics more than any
cycle in recent years. With uniformly stellar performances and rich, spectacular surround-sound audio,
these discs are self-recommending. Not surprisingly, Fischer’s release of the Symphony No.9 may garner
the highest accolades of all. From the first note, it is obvious that this is a reading that will stand the test
of time. Young German pianist Joseph Moog is one of today’s rising stars of the keyboard. His fourth
release for Onyx features a pair of concertos, one well-known (Grieg) and one less so (Moszkowski).
As always, Moog’s superb technique and insightful performances will delight listeners. The English
ensemble Arcangelo present their first all-instrumental disc for Hyperion – a program of wind concertos
by Mozart and Haydn. The Nash Ensemble is featured in a fascinating disc of American chamber music
that includes works by Copland, Gershwin, Hermann and Waxman. Also on Hyperion, the amazingly
talented violinist Alina Ibragimova performs the fiendishly difficult solo sonatas of Eugene Ysayë and
Steven Isserlis, accompanied by Stephen Hough, is the soloist in a fascinating disc of cello sonatas
including a new work by Hough. Early music ensemble Stile Antico has graced the world stage for over
ten years now. This month, harmonia mundi offers a specially-priced 10th Anniversary SACD featuring
personal favorites of the group’s vocalists. The Flautadors recorder quartet débuts on First Hand with
Cynthia’s Revels, a lovely disc of music from the Elizabethan period, and for jazz and blues fans, this
month includes important new releases from Harold López-Nussa, Ahmad Jamal and Lucky Peterson.
IN THE PRESS
Bach: Partita No.4, Caprice, Suite
Rémi Geniet
Mirare • MIR 268
BLUES
STREET DATE: JUNE 9, 2015
Pärt: Tintinnabuli
Tallis Scholars, Peter Philips
Gimell • CD GIM 049
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5
San Francisco Symphony, Tilson Thomas
SFS Media • SFS 0062
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9/9 “An impressive vision
of the work... Michael
Tilson Thomas still has the
goods, no doubt about it.”
—CLASSICS TODAY
10/10 “Stunning... The
performances are
glorious.”
10/10 “Joyous,
invigorated, and wellrecorded...”
—CLASSICS TODAY
—CLASSICS TODAY
COMING NEXT MONTH
Polyphony performs American choral music
American Polyphony
Polyphony, Stephen Layton
Hyperion • CDA 67929
JAZZ
labels contents
CLASSICAL
Polyphony and Stephen Layton present highlights from the choral repertoire
by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein,
Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated
favorites Alleluia and Fare Well, the program includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis,
motets by Copland and — of course — Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
Editor-in-chief: Matthew Owen
Design: Stephanie Jacobson
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
David Plantier (violin), Annabelle Luis (cello)
Agogique • AGO 020
IMPORT
Recordings of Tartini’s solo violin sonatas are relatively rare, which
makes this new release from violinist David Plantier and cellist
Annabelle Luis a true treasure. Tartini’s instrumental vision
for music that is Cantabile e suonabile (singable and playable) is
wonderfully realized in performances that give us a new appreciation
for these 18th century works.
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Cantabile e suonabile
TARTINI Violin Sonatas
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano), Ensemble Contraste
Aparté • AP 106
IMPORT
This recording from French mezzo-soprano
Karine Deshayes and Ensemble Contraste
explores familiar tunes of French Romanticism.
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Featuring works from Berlioz, Fauré, Gounod,
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Massenet and more, this delicious program
paints a picture of music and life in the Parisian salons.
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BEFFA Into the Dark, Rainbow, Nuit obscure, Dédales
Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano), Arnaud Thorette (viola),
Emmanuel Ceysson (harp), Karol Beffa (piano),
Ensemble Contraste, Johan Farjot
Aparté • AP 108
IMPORT
The music of contemporary French composer
Karol Beffa takes us through the mirror into a
dream world that is at once strange and intimately
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familiar. It invites us to explore inner harmony
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and rhythm. This new recording includes Into
the Dark, Rainbow, Dédales for piano and string orchestra and Nuit obscure
for string orchestra and voice. Gorgeously executed by Ensemble Contraste
under the direction of Johan Farjot, this recording features mezzo-soprano
Karine Deshayes, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, violist Arnaud Thorette and
the composer on piano.
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Après un Rêve
French Romantic Songs by Massenet, Fauré, Gounod, Saint-Saëns,
Chausson, Godard & Berlioz
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
The Complete Columbia Recordings 1936-1939
IMPORT • 2 for the Price of 1
Anatole Kitain was an exact contemporary
and fellow pupil of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev,
where he studied, as did Simon Barere, with
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Felix Blumenfeld. All three developed fabulous
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
techniques and were romantic pianists in the
grand manner, and each fled Russia after the revolution. That Kitain is the
least known can only be put down to misfortune as these recordings attest to
a pianist of fabulous talent. Sadly he failed to ‘make it’ after his emigration to
the USA and slowly faded from view, giving his last New York concert in 1963.
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Live Recordings from the University of Illinois 1949
Dame Myra Hess (piano)
APR • APR 7306
IMPORT • 3 for the Price of 2
These three discs devoted to Dame Myra Hess
feature two complete recitals recorded at Illinois
University on March 17th & 18th, 1949. They are
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the only live recital recordings by the pianist
(3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $39.98)
known to exist. Each concert featured solo works,
a concerto and various encores. Since each concert was too long to fit onto a
single CD, the concertos have been coupled and the solo works arranged into
musical groupings. Included as a bonus are several off-air recordings taken
from the Ford Sunday Evening Hour which was regularly broadcast coast to
coast in the USA during the 1930s and early 1940s.
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Anatole Kitain (piano)
APR • APR 6017
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
MOZART Piano Concertos Nos.17, 20, 22, 24 & 25
The Complete Studio Recordings
apr
Edwin Fischer (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra,
Lawrance Collingwood, Josef Krips
APR • APR 7303
IMPORT • 3 for the Price of 2
Along with Schnabel, in the first half of the
20th century, Edwin Fischer was generally
regarded as the greatest interpreter of the
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Germanic classics. This was the period when
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recording came of age and many first recorded
performances, still thought amongst the greatest even today, were set down
by Fischer. Supreme among them were the first complete recording of Bach’s
Well-Tempered Clavier and the Mozart concertos presented here as a specially
priced three CD set. Also included are most of Fischer’s solo recordings of
Mozart and his only recording of a Haydn concerto.
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Jean-Paul Lécot (organ)
Bayard • B 308444
IMPORT
The organ had an important place in the life
of Jean-Philippe Rameau. His father was an
organist for 42 years in various churches in Dijon
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and when Rameau returned from Paris he took
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over his father’s position at Notre-Dame de
Dijon. Oddly, Rameau never composed any music for organ but transcriptions
of music from his operas were frequently performed at the Concerts Spiritual
by his friend Claude Balbastre. Inspired by this history, organist Jean-Paul
Lécot presents a program of transcriptions from Zoroaster, The Princess of
Navarre, Hippolyte et Aricie and more.
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Rameau à l’Orgue
RAMEAU Organ Transcriptions
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Channel Classics • CCS SA 36115
IMPORT
SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD
The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer continue their
Mahler cycle with the Symphony No.9. In the liner notes, Fischer
writes that Mahler’s Symphony No.9 is, “a most complex, extremely
forward-looking, visionary symphony... [with] the most tragic and
beautiful ending Mahler ever composed: what he shares with us
is his fading awareness of our beloved world.” Whether you think
of this work as a eulogy to the end of all things, or as the ultimate
exaltation to life and to mortality, this new recording on SACD from
Channel Classics will allow the feeling to resonate deep into your
soul.
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(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
“Fischer is nothing if not individual...”
—GRAMOPHONE
Also available
Mahler: Symphony No.5
Channel • CCS SA 34213 (723385342137)
“A powerful performance in outstanding sound.”
—STEREOPHILE
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MAHLER Symphony No.9
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
Red Note Ensemble
Delphian • DCD 34155
delphian
Moments in Time
MCLEOD The Song of Icarus, The Song of Dionysius, The Song of Phryne,
The Song of Leda, A Moment in Time
IMPORT
Aberdeen-born John McLeod’s music bears all
the hallmarks of exuberant color and fantasy that
his early associations with Lennox Berkeley and
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Witold Lutoslawski would lead one to expect.
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Recorded during the composer’s eightieth
birthday year and released to mark Red Note Ensemble’s new recording
partnership with Delphian, this landmark collection brings together McLeod’s
four mythological ‘songs’ and a further work that crystallizes the theme of a
single moment with a long expressive ‘shadow.’
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Dawidek-Poyner Duo
First Hand • FHR 39
IMPORT
Since their first concert together in 2011, Polish
oboist Monika Dawidek and English guitarist
Russell Poyner have captivated audiences with
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their energy, vitality and charming interaction
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on stage. In this, their debut album, the Germanbased Dawidek-Poyner Duo presents a delightful program of Latin American
classics, including the popular Libertango by Astor Piazzolla. Interspersed
between the duo tracks, Poyner performs a selection of favorite South
American works for solo guitar.
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Oblivion
Latin American Music for Oboe & Guitar
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
The Flautadors
First Hand • FHR 36
IMPORT
This album gives a fascinating glimpse into courtly life during the
reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It features music by the great William
Byrd, Anthony Holborne and Alfonso Ferrabosco II, the beautiful
Lachrymæ pavane by John Dowland and lively dance music by
Thomas Morley as well as works by lesser known composers Elway
Bevin and Hugh Aston. All of this sparkling music is performed here
by The Flautadors on a beautiful renaissance consort of recorders
made by Thomas Prescott after 16th century instruments in the
Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum.
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“The Flautadors play with elegance and skill.
Their ensemble is excellent.”
—INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
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first hand
Cynthia’s Revels
Elizabethan Music for Recorders by Byrd, Dowland and more
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
PUCCINI La Vie de Bohème
IMPORT
All zones; 110 Minutes
This production of Puccini’s La bohème featuring soprano Léna
Pastor, sung in French, is a rare document. Pastor is considered to
have had one of the most extraordinary voices of the past century.
FRA Musica’s release is dedicated to the memory of Pastor and
her husband and legendary artist manager Michael Rainer. After
working for years in New York, Rainer returned to Paris after WWII
to take over the Organisation Artistique Internationale, an agency
founded by his father. Pastor cut short a promising opera career to
devote herself fully to the management business. By the 1970’s this
unstoppable duo represented a roster that was a “who’s who” of
famous artists – everyone from Birgit Nilsson and Van Cliburn to
Herbert von Karajan and Isaac Stern.
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Also available
Hahn: Ciboulette
FRA Musica • FRA 009 (3770002003152)
“Julie Fuchs’s delightful incarnation of the Cinderella-like heroine... offers a fresh, natural quality,
vocally as well as visually, marked by unforced charm - and youth.”
—OPERA NEWS
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fra musica
Léna Pastor (soprano), Irène Gromova (mezzo-soprano), Alain
Vanzo (tenor), Willy Clément (baritone), Xavier Depraz (bass),
Orchestre Radio-Symphonique de la RTF, Georges Derveaux
FRA Musica • FRA 010
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Stile Antico
harmonia mundi • HMU 807650
IMPORT
To celebrate their 10th season together, the members of the choral
ensemble Stile Antico present this superb mid-priced SACD
collection of the group’s personal favorites, drawn from five
centuries of glorious repertoire. From Byrd’s Vigilate to Gibbons’s O
clap your hands to McCabe’s Woefully arrayed, the glorious sound of
Stile Antico is heard here at its finest.
“The music-making is as rich as ever.”
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—FANFARE
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Previous release
From the Imperial Court
harmonia mundi • HMU 807595 (093046759568)
“A beautiful disc. Stile Antico is at the top of the Renaissance a cappella scene. Their voices are seamless.”
—THE BUFFALO NEWS
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harmonia mundi
Sing with the Voice of Melody
10th Anniversary Collection
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
La Chapelle Royale
Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Philippe Herreweghe
harmonia mundi • HMG 501393
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(Suggested Retail Price: $14.98)
IMPORT
Previously Available as HMU 901393 (3149025050304)
MONTEVERDI
Vespro della Beata Vergine
Carmina Burana
Le Mystère de la Passion
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Concerto Vocale
René Jacobs
harmonia mundi • HMG 501566
Ensemble Organum
Marcel Pérès
harmonia mundi • HMG 501323
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Price Code: 2CA09
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
IMPORT
Previously Available as HMU 901566 (794881358526)
IMPORT
Previously Available as HMA 1901323 (794881462223)
Altbachisches Archiv
Les Archives de J.S. Bach
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Cantus Cölln,
Concerto Palatino
Konrad Junghänel
harmonia mundi • HMG 501783
Price Code: 2CA09
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
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Price Code: 2CA09
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
IMPORT
Previously Available as HMC 901783 (794881706228)
GINASTERA
Estancia
Magdalena Barrera (harp)
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Josep Pons
harmonia mundi • HMG 501808
IMPORT
Previously Available as HMU 901808 (794881719525)
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harmonia mundi
MOZART
Mass in C Minor
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
RIAS Kammerchor
musikFabrik
Daniel Reuss
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(Suggested Retail Price: $14.98)
harmonia mundi • HMG 501913
IMPORT
Previously Available as HMC 801913 (794881800766)
La bele Marie
Conduits et Chansons de l’Ars Antiqua
DVORÁK
Songs
Anonymous 4
harmonia mundi • HMG 507312
Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)
IMPORT
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Price Code: CA14
(Suggested Retail Price: $14.98)
Previously Available as HMU 907312 (093046731229)
harmonia mundi • HMG 501824
IMPORT
Remains Available as HMC 901824 (794881736324)
SCHUMANN
Complete Symphonies
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Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Philippe Herreweghe
harmonia mundi • HMG 508190
Price Code: CA14
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Price Code: 2CA09
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
IMPORT
(Suggested Retail Price: $14.98)
Previously Available as HMA 1951848 (794881739028)
and HMC 901972 (794881834822)
HAYDN
Piano Trios
Patrick Cohen (piano)
Erich Höbarth (violin)
Christophe Coin (cello)
harmonia mundi • HMG 508298
IMPORT
Disc one Remains Available as HMC 1951277 (794881909827)
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harmonia mundi
STRAVINSKY
Les Noces
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
YSAŸE Sonatas for Solo Violin
IMPORT
Ysaÿe’s Sonatas for solo violin were sketched out in a fevered twentyfour hours during the summer of 1923, a response to the question of
why – in over two hundred years – no one had attempted to follow
the path forged by Johann Sebastian Bach. Each of these six new
Sonatas is dedicated to and customized around the playing style
of a contemporary violinist, and as such they present formidable
challenges. Russian virtuoso Alina Ibragimova, whose earlier
recording of the Bach Sonatas & Partitas was revelatory, turns out
performances fully worthy of this distinguished ancestry.
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“Alina Ibragimova’s playing combines verve,
brilliance and imaginative intelligence.”
—GRAMOPHONE
Also available
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
Hyperion • CDA 67691 (034571176918)
“This is an absolutely compelling set of performances, the kind that have you on the edge of your seat
wondering at the freshness of it all and what she might do next.”
—THE GUARDIAN
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hyperion
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Hyperion • CDA 67993
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Steven Isserlis (cello), Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion • CDA 68079
IMPORT
Grieg’s sole Cello Sonata has long been a favorite of performers and
audiences and here it receives an impassioned performance from
Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough. This program also includes
Hough’s own Sonata for cello and piano left hand and Mendelssohn’s
ever popular Cello Sonata No.2. A spirit of passionate romanticism
unifies all three works.
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“Isserlis and Hough make a formidable team...”
—GRAMOPHONE
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
Previous release
Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos
Hyperion • CDA 68037 (034571280370)
“Isserlis seems in his element in this hard-hitting, virtuosic music and he and the
orchestra play with great fire, rhythmic energy and passion.”
—MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL
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hyperion
MENDELSSOHN Cello Sonata No.2
GRIEG Cello Sonata
HOUGH Sonata for Cello and Piano left hand ‘Les adieux’
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
Hyperion • CDA 68090
IMPORT
Mozart’s sublime Oboe Concerto and Bassoon Concerto (he wrote only
one of each) are conjured into thrilling life by Arcangelo under
the direction of Jonathan Cohen. In the Haydn Sinfonia concertante
– written at the very zenith of the composer’s artistic popularity –
four soloists combine with the orchestra in a spiral of theatrical
competition.
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“Cohen’s Arcangelo [is] a splendid group.”
—INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
Previous release
Bach: Mass in B minor
Hyperion • CDA 68051 (034571280516)
“A wonderful performance, easily one of the best on the market.”
—AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
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hyperion
HAYDN Sinfonia Concertante
MOZART Oboe Concerto, Bassoon Concerto
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
The Nash Ensemble
Hyperion • CDA 68094
IMPORT
This lovely collection from The Nash Ensemble features concert
music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While
this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and
Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known
for their music for Hitchcock films. Vertigo, North by Northwest,
Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case
for Waxman. Center stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the
composer for solo piano in order to present the songs “as George
Gershwin plays them himself.”
“The Nash Ensemble’s piquant playing
is sheer delight...
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—FANFARE
Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
Also available
Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet & Sonatas
Hyperion • CDA 68003 (034571280035)
“This release is beautifully played and perfectly recorded... For fans of Bridge, this is certainly a must-have.”
—AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
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hyperion
HERRMANN Souvenirs de voyage
GERSHWIN Song-book
WAXMAN Four Scenes from Childhood
COPLAND Waltz and Celebration from Billy the Kid
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
Christopher Herrick (organ)
Hyperion • CDA 68129
hyperion
Power of Life
Metzler organ of Poblet Monastery, Tarragona, Spain
IMPORT
Christopher Herrick makes no quasiintellectual claims for this album: its intention is
to entertain. Power of Life contains twelve tracks
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of (largely) ridiculous organ fare all performed
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on the beast of an instrument that is the new
Metzler organ of Poblet Monastery in Catalonia. If you like your organs meaty,
but with a good sense of humor, this one is for you.
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Transition Baroque
BOISMORTIER Pièces de Viole, Cello Sonatas
IMPORT
Although similar in appearance, the viola da
gamba and the cello are actually members of
two distinct families of stringed instruments.
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Both coexisted since the early Renaissance, but
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $37.98)
it was not until the first half of the eighteenth
century that the tide shifted, with the cello achieving dominance and the viol
gradually fading into obscurity. This recording featuring gambist Jean-Louis
Charbonnier and cellist Claire Giardelli explores this transition with solo
works written for both instruments by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.
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ligia
Jean-Louis Charbonnier (viol), Claire Giardelli (cello)
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0301271
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Joseph Moog (piano)
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Nicholas Milton
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4144
IMPORT
Joseph Moog has established an enviable reputation as one of the
most impressive virtuoso pianists of the young generation. His tastes
embrace both the core repertoire and many unjustly neglected
works, such as the Moszkowski Piano Concerto. This skillfully
constructed piece is overflowing with memorable tunes, brilliant
piano writing and beautiful orchestration elegantly realized by the
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern under
Nicholas Milton. Moog couples the Moszkowski with the evergreen
Grieg concerto, a work which never fails to impress.
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“Joseph Moog is a young pianist
with a superb technique
and a warm tone...”
Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
—FANFARE
Also available
Tchaikovsky & Scharwenka: Piano Sonatas
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4126 (880040412625)
“One of the modern era’s best recordings of this work...”
—GRAMOPHONE
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onyx classics
GRIEG Piano Concerto
MOSZKOWSKI Piano Concerto
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
JANÁCEK Amarus, The Cunning Little Vixen Orchestral Suite, From the
House of the Dead Overture and Orchestral Suite
IMPORT
This recording offers listeners over an hour of
music by Leos Janácek. From the cantata Amarus
to orchestral music from The Cunning Little Vixen
Price Code: CA22
and From the House of the Dead, Václav Neumann
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
leads the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,
soloists and the Prague Philharmonic Choir in idiomatically accurate and
stunningly powerful performances. Neumann has been called the undisputed
successor to legendary Czech conductors Václav Talich and Karel Ancerl.
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BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
HONEGGER Symphony No.3
STRAVINSKY Agon
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny Mravinsky
Praga • PRD 350087
IMPORT
SACD Hybrid/ Stereo/ DSD
This release in Praga’s Reminiscences series
features Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the
Price Code: CA24
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in a program
(Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)
that includes one of Béla Bartók’s best-known
compositions, the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. It is coupled with
Honneger’s Symphony No.3, composed in the aftermath of World War II, and
music from Stravinsky’s modernist ballet Agon.
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Věra Soukupová (mezzo-soprano), Vilém Přibyl (tenor),
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,
Václav Neumann, František Jílek
Praga • PRD 250308
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
MOZART Die Zauberflöte
IMPORT
Recorded live at Covent Garden in January 1962, this largely British
cast of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – the one exception being Hans
Hotter as the speaker – was very much the resident company at
Covent Garden in the early sixties. The star of the evening was
Geraint Evans as Papageno, whose interpretation of the role was
already very familiar but who rose to new heights of excellence
on this occasion. The other principals, all veterans of the resident
company, contributed first class performances backed by the Royal
Opera House Chorus and Orchestra led by Otto Klemperer.
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Price Code: 2CA20
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)
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Joan Carlyle (soprano), Joan Sutherland (soprano), Richard Lewis
(tenor) ,Geraint Evans (baritone), Chorus and Orchestra of the
Royal Opera House, Otto Klemperer
Testament • SBT2 1504
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
CAGE Two3
IMPORT
In 1990 John Cage met shō player Mayumi
Miyata, who requested he write a piece for the
ancient Japanese mouth organ. Cage was deeply
Price Code: 2CA17
impressed by the sound of this instrument and
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $35.98)
in 1991 he wrote Two3 for shō and five water-filled
conch shells – one of the so-called “Number Pieces” Cage worked on during
the last years of his life. Although the sound of the piece’s structure remains
a mystery to rational thinking, it is directly accessible to sensory awareness
– especially in the interpretation here played by accordion player Stefan
Hussong and sheng virtuoso Wu Wei.
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SCELSI Suite 9 & 10 per pianoforte
Sabine Liebner (piano)
Wergo • WER 6794
IMPORT
Giacinto Scelsi never saw himself as a traditional
composer. In his later creative period he would
sit at the piano, record his improvisations and
Price Code: CA26
then let others transcribe then. Scelsi’s world
(Suggested Retail Price: $26.98)
view was grounded in the Eastern mysticism. His
spiritual orientation is expressed in the subtitles of the piano suites performed
here by Sabine Liebner. Suite No.9 “Ttai” is titled after the 11th symbol from the
I Ching which signifies peace. Suite No.10 “Ka” is titled after a Sanskrit word that
refers to something unnameable and unspeakable.
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Stefan Hussong (accordion)
Wu Wei (sheng)
Wergo • WER 6758
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
SUBOTNICK The Wild Beasts
IMPORT
Morton Subotnick is a living legend. A leading
innovator of electronic music, he has used many
important technological breakthroughs in his
Price Code: CA26
work as a composer. This release, originally
(Suggested Retail Price: $26.98)
recorded and released in the 80s on LP by
Nonesuch Records, has been specially remastered for this reissue. It features
The Wild Beasts, a work inspired by an exhibition of Les Fauves paintings, and
After the Butterfly, a concerto-like work for trumpet, instrumental ensemble
and electronics.
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KREIDLER Musik mit Musik
Various Artists
Wergo • WER 6413
IMPORT
Johannes Kreidler is a German composer and
conceptual artist. He studied composition and
music theory at the Freiburg University of Music
Price Code: CA24
and at the Institute of Sonology (computer
(CD+DVD, Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)
music) at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
This portrait centers on Kreidler’s collage works. The pieces here represent the
starting point for his musical/conceptual art and express the idea of “music
with music,” where he samples music and combines it with new sounds to give
it new context. In order to adequately depict the diversity and visual aspects of
Kreidler’s work, a bonus DVD is included.
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Various Artists
Wergo • WER 7311
CLASSICAL
JUNE 2015
Pacific Symphony, Carl St.Clair
Zarathustra Music • ZM 008
DOMESTIC
Zarathustra Music presents the world première recording of
Elliot Goldenthal’s Symphony in G# Minor, performed by Pacific
Symphony under conductor Carl St.Clair. These artists previously
collaborated 20 years before when Pacific Symphony commissioned
and recorded Goldenthal’s highly acclaimed Fire, Water, Paper – A
Vietnam Oratorio. For the occasion of the orchestra’s 2014 American
Composers Festival, Goldenthal composed this symphony, in the
obscure key of G# Minor, especially for the occasion.
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Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
“St.Clair has made the Pacific Symphony,
in a quarter century, into a sizzling ensemble.”
—LOS ANGELES TIMES
Also available
Goldenthal: Othello Symphony
Zarathustra • ZM 001 (852726005001)
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GOLDENTHAL Symphony In G# Minor
JAZZ
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Alune Wade & Harold López-Nussa
World Village • 479112
IMPORT
This collaboration between Senegalese bassist/vocalist Alune
Wade and Cuban piano prodigy Harold López-Nussa writes a new
chapter in the rich history of musical exchange between the African
continent and the islands of The Antilles. On Havana-Paris-Dakar,
rhythms pulse, melodies soar, and the traditions of rumba, salsa and
chaâbi blend in total harmony.
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Price Code: CA19
(Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
Also available
New Day
Jazz Village • JV 570021 (3149027002424)
“New Day is a masterful blend of various influences.”
—DOWNBEAT
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Havana – Paris – Dakar
JAZZ
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Live in Marciac, August 5th 2014
IMPORT
This live concert album from Ahmad Jamal was recorded in Marciac
on August 5, 2014. Joined by bassist Reginald Veal, drummer Herlin
Riley and percussionist Manolo Badrena, Jamal and company bring
all the magic of his recent albums Blue Moon and Saturday Morning
to the concert stage, all the while invoking the spirit of Cole Porter
and Horace Silver. This CD+DVD combo is essential for all jazz fans.
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Price Code: 2CA14
(CD+DVD, Suggested Retail Price: $29.98)
“Jamal is as adventurous and
surprising as ever. A great pianist
and one of the true pioneers of
modernism in jazz...”
—THE OBSERVER
Also available
Live at the Olympia, June 2012
Jazz Village • JV 570053 (3149027003926)
“What a treat to hear (and see) these venerable players together,
in a sparkling show that belies their combined 173 years.”
—BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
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Ahmad Jamal
Jazz Village • JV 570078
JAZZ
JUNE 2015
So Far So Good
IMPORT
Uptake is one of the finest new ensembles
on the French jazz scene. The group’s four
members include trombonist Robinson Khoury,
Price Code: CA19
drummer Paul Berne, bass player Pierre Gibbe
(Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
and keyboardist Bastien Brison. Their repertoire
mainly consists of compositions influenced by the new generation of American
artists such as Jason Lindner, Robert Glasper and Robin Eubanks. Their
début on Jazz Village crystallizes the interplay, melodic sense and energy that
characterize their electric jazz, which is tinged with rock, pop and hip-hop.
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Spleen
Smadj
Jazz Village • JV 570064
IMPORT
Guitarist Jean-Pierre Smadja, aka Smadj, was
raised by Tunisian parents in the suburbs of
Paris. Smadj developed an early obsession with
Price Code: CA19
combining jazz and Arabic music together. His
(Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
fusion of global influences and Parisian jazz funk
expresses an extraordinary breadth of influences, from oriental to Brazilian
music, to jazz, funk and soul. With his latest album, Spleen, he makes his Jazz
Village début.
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Uptake
Jazz Village • JV 570062
JAZZ
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Roberto Fonseca, Fatoumata Diawara
Jazz Village • JV 33570083
IMPORT
10” 180-gram Super Fidelity Vinyl; Free Download Card Included
At Home was recorded live in 2014 at the Jazz in Marciac festival. The
show was part of a 45-day tour initiated by the meeting of Cuban
pianist Roberto Fonseca and Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara
at a small studio in Paris. The two musicians found they shared
the same outlook. On tour around Europe, the seven people in the
group made it their mission to discover the Mali in Roberto and the
Cuba in Fatoumata. This special album displays the talents of two
artists who, for a time, ceased to be two and became one. At Home is
now available on vinyl as a special 10-inch, two disc set.
180 gram
VINYL
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“The virtuoso Cubana pianist and the Malian guitarist and
chanteuse...swap and intertwine their heritages over six
tracks of deep syncopated soulfulness.”
Price Code: 2CA13
(2 LP Set, Suggested Retail Price: $27.98)
—THE GRAY AREA
Also available on CD
Jazz Village • JV 570080
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Price Code: A18
(Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)
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At Home
[Live in Marciac]
JAZZ
JUNE 2015
Graffiti
savant
JD Allen
Savant • SCD 2147
IMPORT
JD Allen’s career trajectory suggests that he’s been making the right
choices. The native of Detroit has been on the New York scene since
1993, when his youthful precociousness earned him a spot in “Jazz
Ahead,” singer Betty Carter’s acclaimed touring program for upand-comers. TimeOut New York says he will “remind you of giants
like Coltrane and Rollins but placing a special kind of premium on
concision, directness and accessibility.”
“The spirit of serious jazz tenor
saxophone endures
in JD Allen.”
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Price Code: CA22
—JAZZ TIMES
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
Also available
Bloom
Savant • SCD 2139 (633842213927)
“Allen is at the top of his game...”
—CRITICAL JAZZ
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BLUES
JUNE 2015
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Live in Marciac, July 28th 2014
IMPORT
Guitarist, singer and organist, Lucky Peterson is one of the most
authentic blues custodians. He is well versed in its traditions and
history. This live recording featuring fourteen tracks includes a
mix of originals and cover songs paying tribute to artists including
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wilson Pickett and Chuck Berry. A DVD of the
concert is also included.
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Price Code: 2CA14
(CD+DVD, Suggested Retail Price: $29.98)
“All the grit, guts, and glory of the blues
comes through in his work.”
—ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Also available on vinyl
The Son of a Bluesman
Jazz Village • JV 570035 (3149027002820)
“This is raw, personal, autobiographical stuff...”
—THE BUFFALO NEWS
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Lucky Peterson
Jazz Village • JV 570076
ROCK
JUNE 2015
Mekanik Destruktïw Kommandöh
IMPORT
180-gram Super Fidelity Vinyl; Free Download Card Included
The only survivors of Magma’s former lineup,
Christian Vander and Klaus Blasquiz recorded
Price Code: CA22
Mëkanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh at the Manor
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
Studios in Oxford in 1973. The album is Magma’s
most famous recording and is considered to be their masterpiece. The voices of
Blasquiz and Vander are reinforced by female vocals, featuring Stella Vander,
for the first time. The original version of this album, which featured a strippeddown mix, was refused by their record company. It was later published as
Mekanïk Kommandöh in 1989.
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180 gram
VINYL
1001° Centigrades
Magma
Jazz Village • JV 33570071
IMPORT
180-gram Super Fidelity Vinyl; Free Download Card Included
1001° Centigrades, Magma’s second album, was
released in 1971. The band underwent several
Price Code: CA22
personnel changes before its release, including
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
the departure of guitarist Claude Engel and the
addition of Louis Toesca on trumpet and Jeff Seffer on sax and bass clarinet
replacing Alain Charley and Richard Raux. This is the second installment in
the Kobaïan saga; it chronicles the alien race’s return to earth to save the planet.
Sonically, it is more jazz-fusion based than their later albums.
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180 gram
VINYL
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Magma
Jazz Village • JV 33570070
SUPPLEMENTAL RELEASES
Street Date June 2, 2015
Detailed information about these titles can be found in the Excel data file on our website
Item Number
Format
Cost
Barcode
Description
CLASSICAL
Ad Vitam • AV 150415
CD
CA24
Bayard • B 3082312
CD
Bayard • B 3082632
CD
Bayard • B 3084362
3760109130479
Capricci - Italian Guitar Music. Bianco
6CA09
3260050774666
BUXTEHUDE. Phantasticus - Organ Works. Leurent, Lebrun
8CA09
3260050778893
BOELY. Pange Lingua - Organ Works. Leurent, Lebrun
CD
CA22
3560530843623
Meditation - Cithare & Piano. Murray, Davenet
Evidence • EVCD 011
CD
2CA14
3149028071528
BARTHOLOMEE. Oedipe sur la route. La Monnaie SO, Callegari
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0103292
CD
CA22
3487549902922
CLAUSSMANN. Works for Piano. Simon
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104274
CD
2CA09
3487549902748
BACH. Organ Works 1717-1723. Vernet
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104275
CD
CA13
3487549902755
CORRETTE. Organ Concertos. Vernet, Lachrimae Consort
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104276
CD
CA13
3487549902762
CHARPENTIER. Cantica Nativitatis. Vernet, Ensemble In Ore Mel
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104277
CD
CA13
3487549902779
MOZART. Organ Works Complete. Vernet
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104278
CD
CA13
3487549902786
CORRETTE. Noel 1788. Vernet, Magouet, Laurens
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104279
CD
CA13
3487549902793
SCHUMANN. Organ Works Complete. Vernet
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104280
CD
3CA10
3487549902809
LISZT. Organ Works Complete. Vernet (6 for 3)
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104281
CD
CA13
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104282
CD
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0104283
CD
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0202291
Ligia Digital • LIDI 0301284
3487549902816
CAROL. Noels. Vernet
2CA10
3487549902823
Grandes Orgues de la Cathedrale de Monaco. Vernet
CA13
3487549902830
GUILMANT. Organ Sonatas. Vernet
CD
CA22
3487549902915
Jubilations. Cum Jubilo, Ravenne
CD
CA22
3487549902847
Folies. Les Passions, Andrieu
Little Village • LVC 69020008
CD
CA12
3149029000725
A Quand le Cancan? Olivier Minne
Little Village • LVC 69081006
CD
CA16
3149029000527
Le Sheng Amoureux. Karin Viard
CHILDREN’S
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Concert Calendar
Arcanto Quartet
2015-11-18 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
Cuarteto Casals
2015-10-22 Toronto, ON --> Jane Mallett Theatre
Daniel Lavoie
2015-05-29 Saint-Lambert, QC --> Paroisse catholique de Saint-Lambert
Elizabeth Wallfisch & Instrument Bank Winners
2015-06-21 Montréal, QC --> Bourgie Hall
James Ehnes
2015-05-15 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
Magma
2015-05-15 Quebec City, QC --> Theatre du petit Champlain
2015-05-17 Victoriaville, QC --> Colisee - Festival international de Musique
Marc-André Hamelin
2015-06-11 Montréal, QC --> Pollack Hall (Festival Musique de Chambre)
Marc-André Hamelin & Dover Quartet
2015-06-10 Montreal, QC --> Pollack Hall (Festival Musique de Chambre)
Paolo Fresu opening act
2015-06-26 Montréal, QC --> Maison symphonique
Rajaton
2015-05-31 Toronto, ON --> Metropolitan United Church
2015-05-30 Hamilton, ON --> Hamilton Place - The Great Hall
2015-05-26 St. John’s, NL --> Holy Heart Theatre
Stephen Hough
2015-05-29 Edmonton, AB --> Winspear Centre
2015-05-30 Edmonton, AB --> Winspear Centre
Takacs Quartet
2015-10-17 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
Tallis Scholars
2015-12-13 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
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