HAMELIN DEBUSSY Marc-André

NOVEMBER 2014 | NEW RELEASES
Marc-André HAMELIN
DEBUSSY Images & Préludes
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Canadian virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin leads off a month of exciting new releases with his first
recording of piano music by Debussy, which includes the complete Images and book two of the Préludes
(p.13). Other keyboard highlights include Javier Perianes playing Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words
(p.11), a Schubert recital from Shai Wosner (p.26) and 2014 Gramophone Award winning harpsichordist
Mahan Esfahani playing Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin (p.17). The brilliant pianist Yuja Wang also is
featured on Masterpieces in Miniature, the latest release from the San Francisco Symphony, which
boasts a selection of brief musical gems hand-picked by maestro Michael Tilson Thomas (p.29).
Acclaimed Schubert lieder cycles on harmonia mundi and Onyx continue, with Matthias Goerne’s
Winterreise (p.9) and Florian Boesch’s Schwanengesang (p.23). November’s vocal glories also include
Bach’s monumental B Minor Mass in a new recording for Hyperion performed by the talented young
ensemble Arcangelo (p.15) and a selection of Monteverdi Madrigals from Les Arts Florissants (p.21).
Violinist Augustin Dumay and Canadian pianist Louis Lortie explore the Violin Sonatas of Brahms on
a new disc for Onyx (p.25). Clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu team up with cellist
Clive Greensmith (tokyo string quartet) for more Brahms, on a disc featuring the Clarinet Trio (p.10). In
non-classical releases, jazz fans will rejoice over a new album from Ben Sidran (p.35), and Discograph
presents the latest release from singer-songwriter Anna Aaron (p.41).
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HOLIDAY MUSIC Florilegium, one of Britain’s finest period instrument ensembles, is known
for their stylish and exciting interpretations. The Brandenburg Concertos, like
many of Bach’s sets, form a kind of master anthology — a demonstration
of all the imaginable possibilities inherent in a certain musical form. Each of
these six concertos calls for a different combination of soloists, every one
unprecedented in its choice of instruments and still without parallel today.
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NOVEMBER 2014
Jazzy Christmas
Live in Sassari
IMPORT
Paolo Fresu’s Jazzy Christmas is the perfect soundtrack for celebrating
the holiday season. The fruit of many years of planning, this album
focuses on the songs that are close to Fresu’s heart. Backed by his quintet
and the unique talents and tone color of Daniele di Bonaventura on
bandonéon, Fresu takes us across time and space on a personal Christmas
journey, offering his take on songs by Irvin Berlin and Mel Tormé, as
well as traditional songs from his homeland of Sardinia.
“Fresu’s tone and control are wonderful.”
—THE HERALD SCOTLAND
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Paolo Fresu Quintet, featuring Daniele di Bonaventura
Bonsaï • BON 141201
HOLIDAY
NOVEMBER 2014
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
King’s College • KGS 0007
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The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
presents Favourite Carols from King’s — a fantastic
collection of timeless festive repertoire sung by
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the world’s leading choir. The recording features a
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selection of some of the most popular and wellloved carols, including Once in Royal David’s City, Silent Night and The Holly and the
Ivy, with several new arrangements by the Choir’s own Director of Music, Stephen
Cleobury.
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Carols from King’s
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
King’s College • KGS 0008
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Despite its similar cover image, this DVD is
completely different from the CD above. Carols
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from King’s is a cornerstone of the BBC’s Christmas
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television schedule, traditionally shown on both
Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Along with the live radio broadcast of the Festival
of Nine Lessons and Carols, this pre-recorded special service features favorite carols
and lessons from one of the world’s top choral groups in the spectacular setting of
King’s College Chapel. Available on DVD for the first time, this recording features
the full service recorded shortly before its broadcast in December 2013.
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Favourite Carols from King’s
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LULLY Amadis
aparté
Cyril Auvity (countertenor), Judith Van Wanroij (soprano), Ingrid Perruche
(soprano), Choeur de chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyriques,
Christophe Rousset
Aparté • AP 094
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Following on acclaimed releases of Bellérophon and
Phaéton, Christophe Rousset continues his revival
of Lully’s tragédies lyriques for the Aparté label
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(3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $56.98) with Amadis. One of the composer’s finest scores,
Amadis is a masterpiece of French Baroque music. It
was Louis XIV himself who asked Lully and his librettist Quinault to base an opera
on Montalvo’s Amadis de Gaula. Avoiding the usual mythological subjects gave the
composer and librettist an opportunity to expand the scope of the tragédie lyrique
genre.
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Benno Moiseiwitsch — The Complete Rachmaninov Recordings 1937-43
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2, Paganini Rhapsody
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Benno Moiseiwitsch was one of the many great
Russian pianists born in Odessa. He recorded
prolifically from 1916 until just before his death
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and was particularly highly regarded for his Chopin,
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Schumann and Rachmaninov. Moiseiwitsch
met Rachmaninov at his American debut in 1919 and the composer praised
Moiseiwitsch’s interpretations of his works and even claimed the recording of the
Piano Concerto No.2 presented here was superior to his own. All these recordings
present Moiseiwitsch at the height of his powers.
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Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano),
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Goehr, Basil Cameron
APR • APR 5505
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NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Rachel Podger (violin), Gary Cooper (fortepiano)
Channel Classics • CCS BOX 6414
IMPORT
This specially priced set presents all eight of the highly acclaimed
Mozart sonata discs that Rachel Podger and Gary Cooper recorded
for Channel Classics. Also included are informative liner notes written
by producer Jonathan Freeman-Attwoord. These recordings of Mozart’s
complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin have received countless awards and
accolades, including multiple Diapason d’Or awards and Gramophone
Editor’s Choices, and have been hailed as ‘benchmark’ recordings.
Originally released as SACDs, they are offered here on standard CD.
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“A fascinating collection.”
—GRAMOPHONE
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(8 CDs for the Price of 3,
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Specially Priced 8 CD Box Set
Recently released
Perla Barocca
Channel • CCS SA 36014 (723385360148)
“Rachel is in typically commanding form as she breathes new life into a choice selection of compositions by
inventive musical figures.”
—DERBY TELEGRAPH
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channel classics
MOZART Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin
CLASSICAL
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IMPORT
On this exciting release, Candida Thompson
leads the Amsterdam Sinfonietta in a rich and
varied program of Argentinean works featuring
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well-known repertoire combined with commissions,
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new arrangements and rarely performed works. The
selections range from Ginastera’s unique masterpiece Concerto per corde to Golijov’s
showpiece Last Round to Piazzolla’s Four Seasons in an arrangement by Leonid
Desyatnikov.
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Peter Hill (piano)
Delphian • DCD 34141
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Messiaen’s 1961 composition La Fauvette passerinette,
which receives its world première on this recording,
was discovered in 2012 by Peter Hill hidden
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amongst the composer’s papers. He gave the first
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public performance of the work in the autumn of
2013. With this recital recording, Hill returns to the music in which he first made his
reputation, setting this glittering addition to Messiaen’s piano output in the context
both of the composer’s own earlier works and of music by composers on whom
Messiaen was a profound influence.
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La Fauvette passerinette
A Messiaen Première with birds, landscapes & homages
MESSIAEN La Fauvette passerinette and other piano works
channel classics
The Argentinian Album
PIAZZOLLA Cuatro Estaciónes Porteñas (arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov)
GINASTERA Concerto for string orchestra
GOLIJOV Last Round
Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson
Channel Classics • CCS SA 33014
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss
harmonia mundi • HMC 902160
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The famous German Requiem must not be allowed to
overshadow the wide variety of choral music Brahms
wrote throughout his career. On this recording,
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Daniel Reuss and Cappella Amsterdam are our
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expert guides in a program that takes in sacred
a cappella motets by turns austere and resplendent, secular quartets with piano,
and songs for six-part unaccompanied chorus. The crowning glory is a dramatic
masterpiece for chorus and four-hand piano, the Song of Destiny after Hölderlin.
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FAURÉ Piano Trio
PIERNÉ Piano Trio
Trio Wanderer
harmonia mundi • HMC 902192
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Fauré’s Piano Trio is a late work which at once gained
the admiration of his contemporaries and is now
regarded as one of the finest trios in the French
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repertory. The much less well-known Piano Trio of
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Pierné, premiered a year earlier, is characterized by
its solid architecture, great melodic richness and a notably inventive rhythmic style.
These two masterpieces make an eminently logical coupling and receive benchmark
performances here by the acclaimed ensemble Trio Wanderer.
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Trio Wanderer just completed an October tour through Toronto, Sherbrooke and Montreal
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Choral Works
BRAHMS Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Matthias Goerne (baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
harmonia mundi • HMC 902107
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Matthias Goerne’s highly acclaimed series of Schubert lieder recordings
concludes with a powerful account of Winterreise. The mood here is
tense, urgent, even harrowing. This winter landscape expects no spring
to come. In the intimate atmosphere of this recording, more than in
concert, Goerne’s path to oblivion finds its echo in our innermost selves.
Pianist Christoph Eschenbach provides superb accompaniment.
“One of the finest collections ever.”
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—AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
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Also available
Schubert: Wanderers Nachtlied
harmonia mundi • HMC 902109 (3149020210925)
“No other baritone has Matthias Goerne’s beauty and range of vocal colors...”
—SINFINI MUSIC
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Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition Vol.9
SCHUBERT Winterreise
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NOVEMBER 2014
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Jon Manasse (clarinet), Clive Greensmith (cello),
Jon Nakamatsu (piano)
harmonia mundi • HMU 807618
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SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD
With this disc, Jon Manasse, who joins forces once again with pianist
Jon Nakamatsu and ex Tokyo String Quartet cellist Clive Greensmith,
completes his survey of Brahms’s chamber works for clarinet. The
beloved Clarinet Trio is paired with technically brilliant and melodically
rich trios by Beethoven and Weber that balance the program perfectly.
“Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu
make disarming music.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Clive Greensmith is know for his numerous visits to Canada as a member of the Tokyo String Quartet.
Also available
Brahms: Quintets
harmonia mundi • HMU 807558 (093046755867)
“No praise is enough...”
—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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BEETHOVEN Piano Trio Op.11 — Gassenhauer
BRAHMS Clarinet Trio
WEBER Grand duo concertant
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Javier Perianes (piano)
harmonia mundi • HMC 902195
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This program featuring the superb pianist Javier Perianes illustrates four
essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of
all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for
creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration
for classical order; and a genuine veneration for Bach (Prelude and Fugue).
The whole radiant universe of Mendelssohn is encapsulated here.
“Fluent technique and many expressive ideas”
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—FANFARE
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Also available
Les sons et les parfums
harmonia mundi • HMC 902164 (3149020216422)
“Beautiful and engaging performances.”
—BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
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MENDELSSOHN Lieder ohne Worte, Variations sérieuses,
Rondo capriccioso, Andante con variazioni, Präludium und Fuge
NOVEMBER 2014
Baroque
Music of Rameau, Bach and Couperin
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
harmonia mundi • HMX 2908379
IMPORT
Originally released November 2010
This specially-priced set brings together the three
Baroque music recordings made by Alexandre
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(3 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $38.98) Tharaud for harmonia mundi between 2001
and 2007. At a time when most recordings of
Rameau, Bach and Couperin are played on period instruments, the French pianist
has masterfully absorbed the numerous discoveries made in the field of period
performance practice over the last thirty years, while simultaneously making these
time-hallowed works sound genuinely contemporary.
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Moderne
Music of Ravel, Satie, Pécou and more
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
harmonia mundi • HMX 2908710
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This specially-priced six-disc set compiles selections
from Alexandre Tharaud’s award-winning
recordings of modern repertoire on harmonia
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(6 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $65.98) mundi. Solo works by Satie and Ravel (complete)
are featured alongside chamber music recordings
with frequent collaborators including cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and violinist
Isabelle Faust. Also included is Tharaud’s reading of the fascinating and colorful
concerto by Thierry Pécou.
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ALEXANDRE THARAUD
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CLASSICAL
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DEBUSSY Images Books I & II, Préludes Book II
IMPORT
A new album from Marc-André Hamelin is always cause for celebration.
Here in his first Debussy recording for Hyperion Hamelin presents the
two books of Images – Debussy’s coloristic masterpiece, a bewitching
compendium of scents, colors and sounds. Also recorded here is the
second book of Préludes, in a poetic and evocative performance.
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“A virtuoso in sound, color and poetic empathy.”
—AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
Also available
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Waldszenen
Hyperion • CDA 68030 (034571280301)
“A totally compelling experience”
—BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
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Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Hyperion • CDA 67920
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
Felicity Lott (soprano), The Choir of Royal Holloway, Rupert Gough
Hyperion • CDA 68047
IMPORT
This collection from the Choir of Royal Holloway focuses on twentiethand twenty-first century works inspired by Saint Cecilia, the patron saint
of music. Britten’s 1942 Hymn to Saint Cecilia rekindled musicians’ interest
in writing works in her honor. After the war, the Musicians Benevolent
Fund established an annual service of celebration, and has marked the
occasion with a new commission almost every year. Many of the pieces
on this recording are the result of those commissions. Also included is a
new work by Gabriel Jackson featuring Dame Felicity Lott.
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“The singing is stirring, youthful, and quite accomplished.”
—AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
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Kreek’s Notebook
Hyperion • CDA 67968 (034571179681)
“Magnificent performances... [a] superlative collection...”
—INTERNATIONAL RECROD REVIEW
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Hymns to Saint Cecilia
Works by Britten, Elgar, Howells, Jackson and more
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
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BACH Mass in B minor
IMPORT
Despite the fact that Arcangelo are still a relatively new ensemble,
they have already compiled an impressive list of honors and accolades,
including a Gramophone award in 2012 for their album Arias for
Guadagni. On this stunning release, director Jonathan Cohen leads the
group in a performance of Bach’s B minor Mass. The members of the
choir and orchestra have a passion for faithful interpretation that goes
far beyond historical understanding. This ‘one-to-a-part’ reading allows
Bach’s masterful counterpoint to be heard as clearly as possible.
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“ A splendid group.”
—INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
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Handel: Finest Arias for Base Voice
Hyperion • CDA 66842 (034571178424)
“Purves is that most cutting-edge of present-day singers... He has few peers among acting singers today...
The payoff is enormous in his new collection of 20 arias...”
—BAY AREA REPORTER
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Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
Hyperion • CDA 68051
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
BRUMEL Missa de beata virgine, Motets
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The Brabant Ensemble continues their exploration of hidden gems
of the Renaissance with an album of music by Antoine Brumel, famous
for his ‘Earthquake’ Mass but otherwise barely known today. Conductor
Stephen Rice has assembled an intriguing collection of works including
the Missa de beata virgine, a work in which the voices are used almost
percussively, making rhythm the driving force of the piece. The Brabant
Ensemble’s performances here are polished yet light, flexible, expressive
and spontaneous, displaying the polyphony in all its glory.
“The Brabant Ensemble, specialists in the music
of the Renaissance, brings more than impeccable
balance and pacing to our ears...”
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—MUSICAL TORONTO
Also available
Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire
Hyperion • CDA 67913 (034571179131)
“The Brabant Ensemble’s campaign in favour of neglected composers
finds another worthy candidate...”
—GRAMOPHONE
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Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
Hyperion • CDA 68065
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
RAMEAU Pièces de clavecin
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Gramophone Award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani presents
Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin, recorded in the historic setting of the Music
Room at Hatchlands Park in Surrey. This double album comprises the
whole of Rameau’s output of keyboard suites, and Esfahani rejoices in
its wealth of genius, its excitement and drama. Rameau is a composer
whose revival is ongoing, and his unique combination of the witty and
the cerebral abounds throughout his harpsichord music.
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Price Code: 2CA20
(2 CD Set, Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)
“Mahan Esfahani illustrates all the wonderful
things about harpsichord playing.”
—AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Also available
C.P.E. Bach: Wurttemberg Sonatas
Hyperion • CDA 67995 (034571179957)
“Caught perfectly by Esfahani’s supple touch and disarming sense of rhetorical pacing.”
—GRAMOPHONE
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Mahan Esfahani (piano)
Hyperion • CDA 68071
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
SCHUMANN Novelletten, Nachtstücke
hyperion
Danny Driver (piano)
Hyperion • CDA 67983
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On this album Danny Driver brings his impeccable pianism, consummate
style and imagination to Schumann’s Novelletten and Nachtstücke, less wellknown sets from his extraordinary output for the piano. Schumann
wrote Nachtstücke upon the death of his brother, and would have entitled
it Corpse Fantasia were it not for Clara’s intervention. The eight pieces
of the Novelletten form what is at once the largest and the least known
among Schumann’s major piano cycles.
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“A pianist whose every
new release is now
eagerly anticipated.”
—GRAMOPHONE
Also available
Handel: The Eight Great Suites
Hyperion • CDA 68041 (034571280417)
“Easily recommendable as a first and even only recording of these wonderful pieces.”
—AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
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PALESTRINA Missa Hodie Christus natus est
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Previously Available as CDA 67396 (034571173962) Deleted February 2014
Martin Baker’s recordings of Palestrina with
Westminster Cathedral Choir have been highly
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praised across the world. This album features a
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sumptuous recording of works dedicated to the
festival of Christmas, the main work being the stunning Missa Hodie Christus natus est
– one of Palestrina’s most popular works. This is music of great devotional beauty,
all sung with Westminster Cathedral Choir’s customary finesse and atmospheric
reverence.
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European Light Music Classics
New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp
Hyperion • CDH 55477
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Previously Available as CDA 66998 (034571169989) Deleted June 2013
One of Ronald Corp and the New London
Orchestra’s most beloved albums is now available
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at mid-price. It includes fifteen gems of light
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music repertoire from across Europe, with music
by Alfvén, Halvorsen, Heykens, Jessel, Lehár, Pierné, Waldteufel, Weinberger and
more. The composers’ names may not be familiar but much of the music will be,
especially to older listeners. Gounod’s Funeral March, for example, will be familiar as
the signature tune of Alfred Hitchcock.
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Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker
Hyperion • CDH 55367
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la dolce volta
CHOPIN Ballades Nos.1-4,
Prélude Op.45, Scherzo, Barcarolle
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.20,
Rondo, Fantaisie, Allegro
Extase Maxima
Wagner Piano works
Philippe Bianconi (piano)
La Dolce Volta • LDV 14
Philippe Cassard (piano)
Cédric Pescia (piano)
La Dolce Volta • LDV 15
Wilhem Latchoumia (piano)
La Dolce Volta • LDV 16
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IMPORT
Since his success at the Van Cliburn International Competition, Philippe Bianconi has built an impressive international career. His Chopin
recital program for La Dolce Volta is anchored by the four Ballades. He pairs them with an exploration of Chopin’s late works with the fourth
Scherzo and the Barcarolle. On their Schubert recital disc, pianists Philippe Cassard and Cédric Pescia focus on works written in 1828 – the
last year of the great composer’s short life. The recording pairs the penultimate sonata with three works for piano four hands. Extase Maxima,
a fascinating recital from pianist Wilhem Latchoumia, features two original compositions by Wagner and five pieces inspired by his operas.
The program, which will appeal to both Wagnerites and connoisseurs of pianistic rarities, is at once unique and coherent.
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MONTEVERDI Madrigals Vol.2 - Mantova
Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew
Les Arts Florissants • AF 003
IMPORT
With this album (curiously called Vol.2), the French ensemble Les Arts
Florissants, led by conductor Paul Agnew, launches a series of three
albums devoted to the Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi. Each volume
will be associated with one of the cities that have marked the course of
the composer. This release, dedicated to Mantua, features Madrigals from
books IV, V and VI. Subsequent releases will be devoted to Cremona
(Vol.1, Books I, II and III) and Venice (Vol.3, Books VII and VIII).
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Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
“Les Arts Florissants is exemplary.”
—OPERA NEWS
Also available
Le Jardin de Monsieur Rameau
Les Arts Florissants • AF 002 (3149028052824)
“This album is a treasure and a blessing.”
—POSITIVE FEEDBACK
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[PRIORITY RELEASE]
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
LSO String Ensemble, Roman Simovic
LSO Live • LSO 0752
IMPORT
SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD
The London Symphony Orchestra’s string sound is world renowned.
This recording marks the LSO Live debut of the LSO String Ensemble,
directed by the orchestra’s leader Roman Simovic. The Serenade is one
of Tchaikovsky’s most enduringly popular works. Inspired in part by
Mozart, its elegant music blends Russian folk-song with traditional
classical forms. The recording’s pairing is Bartók’s Divertimento, a highly
original work in its own unique idiom, contrasting two buoyant and
lighthearted movements with a somber Adagio.
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Price Code: CA18
(Suggested Retail Price: $18.98)
“Gergiev directs performances which are totally gripping…
his combination of hypnotic gaze and fluttering fingers
conjuring up intensely beautiful playing…”
—GRAMOPHONE
Also available
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3
LSO Live • 0710
“Gergiev’s interpretations are among the most satisfying I’ve encountered...”
—FANFARE
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TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
BARTÓK Divertimento for String Orchestra
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
SCHUBERT Schwanengesang, Goethe Lieder
onyx
Florian Boesch (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4131
IMPORT
Florian Boesch’s previous Onyx discs of Schubert songs have been
met with the highest praise from around the world. To complete
his survey of the Schubert song cycles, Boesch presents an equally
compelling reading of Schwanengesang, once again accompanied by the
superb pianist Malcolm Martineau. Worthy of note, Boesch excludes
the song Die Taubenpost, which was added to the cycle by the publisher,
not by Schubert. This recording also features five Goethe settings dating
from 1815-1821.
“An intelligent and gifted singer who ponders his
interpretations carefully.”
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—OPERA NEWS
Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
Also available
Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin
Onyx • ONYX 4112 (880040411222)
“An unflinching exploration...”
—GRAMOPHONE
Schubert: Winterreise
Onyx • ONYX 4077 (880040407720)
“Unquestionably superb.”
—THE GUARDIAN
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CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
KABALEVSKY Cello Concerto No.2, Novelette
PROKOFIEV Cello Sonata, Waltz, March, Adagio
IMPORT
Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich’s Onyx début of
sonatas by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich was
Price Code: CA20
greeted with universal praise by critics worldwide.
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
For his second release, he gives a blistering
performance of the little-known second Cello
Concerto of Kabalevsky with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under
Andrew Litton. Recorded live in the Concertgebouw, it reveals this powerful
concerto to be a neglected masterpiece worthy of a regular place in the repertoire.
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PROKOFIEV Symphonies Vol.2
Symphonies Nos.1-2, Sinfonietta, Autumn Sketch
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4139
IMPORT
Volume two of Kirill Karabits’s Prokofiev
symphony cycle for Onyx charts Prokofiev’s
development through the charming but undervalued
Price Code: CA20
Sinfonietta (a close cousin to the Symphony No.1, also
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
known as the Classical) to the strident, modernistic
Symphony No.2, composed in 1924. Closing this disc is the early symphonic poem
Autumn Sketch, which sounds rather like a blend of Richard Strauss and Scriabin - a
world away from the second symphony.
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Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (piano), Petr Limonov (piano),
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4122
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Nos.1-3, FAE Sonata - Scherzo
IMPORT
Following their critically acclaimed recording of the Franck & Strauss
Violin Sonatas for Onyx, Augustin Dumay and Louis Lortie turn now to
Brahms. His three Violin Sonatas form the most important body of music
for this combination since Beethoven. From the reflective melancholy
of the G major, to the sunny A major and ending with the grand and
passionate D minor work, Brahms’s creative genius pushed the violin
sonata form into new territory and reveal Brahms at the height of his
powers.
“One of today’s great violinists.”
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—THE STRAD
Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
Also available
Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas.
Onyx • ONYX 4096 (880040409625)
“Full of passion and drama... it’s a splendid, thrilling performance.”
—GRAMOPHONE
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Augustin Dumay (violin), Louis Lortie (piano)
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4133
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.20, Moments Musicaux
MAZZOLI Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos
IMPORT
Described by the BBC Music Magazine as “among the front rank of
Schubertians,” pianist Shai Wosner presents a unique recital disc featuring
works both monumental (the Piano Sonata D959) and charming (the
Moments Musicaux). He also adds an interesting twist with Missy Mazzoli’s
Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos. Set against recorded fragments of
Schubert’s Piano Sonata D959, the work imagines the early 20th Century
Swiss adventurer riding across the Sahara Desert on horseback, reflecting
on the comfort of her early life in Viennese high society.
“A Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character.”
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—GRAMOPHONE
Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
Also available
Schubert: Piano Sonatas, 6 German Dances
Onyx • ONYX 4073 (880040407324)
“Recommended without reservations.”
—FANFARE
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Shai Wosner (piano)
Onyx Classics • ONYX 4136
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
Collegium Vocale Gent, Capriccio Stravagante, Skip Sempé
Paradizo • PA 0013
IMPORT
Paradizo commemorates the 250th anniversary of the death of Rameau
with a recreation of the music heard at his memorial service in 1764.
This world première recording centers around the “Rameau’s Funeral”
version of Jean Gilles’s Messe des morts. Nearly sixty years after it was
written, an arrangement – probably by Rebel and Francoeur – was
prepared for Rameau’s memorial. The duo “updated” the work by
changing the instrumentation and incorporating musical references
in Rameau’s honor. The recording features the combined forces of
Collegium Vocale Gent and Capriccio Stravagante, led by acclaimed
conductor Skip Sempé.
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Price Code: CA24
(Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)
Also available
Terpsichore - Muse of the Dance
Paradizo • PA 0011 (5425019972110)
“This CD is filled with spirit and freedom. Sempe makes a very strong case in
print and sound for the dance music of the Renaissance.”
—EARLY MUSIC AMERICA
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Rameau’s Funeral — Paris 27. IX. 1764
GILLES Messe des Morts
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
Revolutions!
Chroniques révolutionnaires 1830, 1848, 1871
IMPORT
The ensemble Les Lunaisiens chronicles music
connected with the three 19th Century revolutions
Price Code: CA24
of France. After the ancient régime and a brief
(Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)
Napoleonic craze, France took almost a century to
define its national symbols. The 19th century was
a time of battles, resistance and barricades. From 1795 to 1879, it took a long,
perilous and bloody route for La Marseillaise to become the national anthem of all
the French and for the tricolor flag to be acclaimed as standard of the Republic.
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HANDEL Organ Concertos HWV 309, 292 & 289, Improvised Overture
RAMEAU Pièces de clavecin en concert, Ritournelle
Paul Goussot (organ), Ensemble Zaïs, Benoit Babel
Paraty • 714127
IMPORT
Handel and Rameau composed some of the most
original keyboard works of the 18th century, and
Price Code: CA24
both composers were adept at rewriting and reusing
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musical ideas under several guises. In that spirit,
Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concert and are performed
here on the organ, paired with three of Handel’s Organ Concertos. Soloist Paul Goussot
plays the spectacular Dom Bedos organ accompanied by Ensemble Zaïs led by
Benoit Babel.
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Les Lunaisiens
Paraty • 214123
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Yuja Wang (piano)
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas
SFS Media • SFS 0060
DOMESTIC
SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD
This exquisite new recording from the Grammy award-winning
partnership of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco
Symphony is proof that good things come in small packages. Discover
charming, wistful, and even haunting timbres in music by some of the
world’s favorite composers, as MTT shares his most personal musical
memories with you. With an electrifying performance by virtuoso pianist
Yuja Wang, Masterpieces in Miniature is a must-have collection of brief
but brilliant pieces that will delight casual listeners and aficionados alike.
“Tilson Thomas is in the prime of his career.”
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—FANFARE
Price Code: CA25
(Suggested Retail Price: $25.98)
Litolff Scherzo
Mahler Blumine
Fauré Pavane
Debussy La Plus que lente
Schubert Entr’acte No.3 from Rosamunde
Ives/ Brant The Alcotts
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Dvořák Legend No.6
Sibelius Valse triste
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Grieg The Last Spring
Delibes Cortége de Bacchus from Sylvia
Also available
American Mavericks
SFS Media • SFS 0056 (821936005620)
“This is a terrific disc of music that few if anyone can perform more powerfully
than Michael Tilson Thomas... Stunning.”
—CLASSICS TODAY
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Masterpieces in Miniature
Works by Litolff, Fauré, Rachmaninov, Sibelius and more
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
Graffiti
Music of Chin, Neuwirth and Sun Ra
IMPORT
Graffiti is the eighth release in Wergo’s ongoing
series featuring the ensemble musikFabrik. On
Price Code: CA25
this recording, Unsuk Chin’s Graffiti roams urban
(Suggested Retail Price: $25.98)
canyons, translating metropolitan architecture into
a musical thriller. Olga Neuwirth’s Trumpet Concerto
finds connections between Handel and Miles Davis. With the music of Sun Ra,
musikFabrik ventures into orbit. The Afro-American jazz musician and poet saw his
past in ancient Egypt and looked for our future in the cosmos.
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HÖLSZKY Wie ein gläsernes Meer mit Feuer gemischt,
Efeu und Lichtfeld, und wieder Dunkel I
Dominik Susteck (organ), Sabine Akiko Ahrendt (violin),
Jens Brülls (percussion)
Wergo • WER 6789
IMPORT
Adriana Hölszky is a Romanian-born German
composer, pianist and educator. Since 2000
Price Code: CA25
she has been professor of composition at the
(Suggested Retail Price: $25.98)
Mozarteum University of Salzburg. She describes
her compositions as “sound spaces,” in which there
are expanding and shrinking spaces and there are shifts from one sound area to
another (which she compares to film editing with its sharp cuts or gentle fades). This
recording featuring organist Dominik Susteck, violinist Sabine Akiko Ahrendt and
percussionist Jens Brülls explores a selection of three of Hölszky’s fascinating works.
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musikFabrik
Wergo • WER 6861
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
CAGE One7, Four6
IMPORT
Cage composed his Number Pieces during the last six
years of his life. Their titles indicate the number
Price Code: CA25
of performers or parts. Their notation is based
(Suggested Retail Price: $25.98)
on fixed and flexible “time brackets.” The fixed
brackets show when a musician should begin and
end a pitch or tonal event. With the flexible brackets, the interpreter decides, within
a predetermined time frame, when an instrument enters and when it falls silent.
This disc featuring pianist Sabine Liebner explores two of Cage’s late masterworks.
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SCHWITTERS Ursonate und andere Konsequente Dichtung
Sprechbohrer
Wergo • WER 6316
IMPORT
Kurt Schwitters’s Sonate in Urlauten (Sonata in Primal
Sounds) blurs the boundaries between speech and
Price Code: CA25
music. The literal translation of the title indicates
(Suggested Retail Price: $25.98)
a link between language and the musical form of
the sonata; Ursonate could be translated literally as
“sound poetry.” This groundbreaking work, more than any other work in the genre,
reached an unparalleled fame. On this CD, the SprechKunstTrio (speech art trio)
Sprechbohrer presents their unique interpretation of Schwitters’s magnum opus.
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Sabine Liebner (piano)
Wergo • WER 6797
CLASSICAL
NOVEMBER 2014
AUKSO Orchestra, Marek Moś
Zarathustra Music • ZM 001
IMPORT
This album features the world première recording
of Elliot Goldenthal’s Othello Symphony. Performed
by the AUKSO Orchestra under the direction
Price Code: CA20
of Marek Mos, the work was drawn from the
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
composer’s successful three-act ballet Othello that
premiered at the San Francisco Ballet in 1998. Goldenthal had long-awaited the
chance to craft Othello into a condensed work. This 34-minute synthesis takes
the principal moments of the three-act music drama and reworks them into a
symphonic context.
zarathustra
GOLDENTHAL Othello Symphony
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Zarathustra Music • ZM 002
IMPORT
Zarathustra Music presents the world première
recording of Oscar-winning composer Elliot
Goldenthal’s String Quartet No.1, subtitled The Stone
Price Code: CA20
Cutters. Goldenthal is best known for his Hollywood
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
film scores that include two Batman movies and
Interview with a Vampire. However, he began his career writing classical music and
studied with two giants of the 20th Century, Aaron Copland and John Corigliano.
This album also includes world première recordings of Goldenthal’s Sonata for Bass
and Piano, Three Pieces for Solo Piano and the Brass Quintet No.2.
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GOLDENTHAL String Quartet No.1 - The Stone Cutters
Sonata for Bass and Piano, Three Pieces for Solo Piano,
Brass Quintet No.2
Various Artists
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
black saint
Jimmy Lyons
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Chico Hamilton
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Ed Blackwell
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Jimmy Lyons
Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1028
Chico Hamilton
Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1029
Ed Blackwell
Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1030
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Price Code: 3CA18
(5 CD set, Suggested Retail Price: $56.98)
I0t2rp5c!$!#$&s
Price Code: 3CA18
(5 CD set, Suggested Retail Price: $56.98)
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Price Code: 4CA19
(8 CD set, Suggested Retail Price: $79.98)
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
black saint
Sun Ra
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Gianluigi Trovesi
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Steve Lacy
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Sun Ra
Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1031
Gianluigi Trovesi
Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1032
Steve Lacy
Black Saint/Soul Note • BXS 1033
I0t2rp5c!$!#^!s
Price Code: 3CA18
(4 CD set, Suggested Retail Price: $56.98)
I0t2rp5c!$!#&*s
Price Code: 5CA17
(9 CD set, Suggested Retail Price: $89.98)
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Price Code: 4CA19
(10 CD set, Suggested Retail Price: $79.98)
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Blue Camus
IMPORT
File in: Jazz
The London Times called Ben Sidran “the first existentialist jazz
rapper.” Blue Camus moves Ben Sidran further in the direction where jazz
meets poetry, philosophy and politics, combining ready grooves with big
ideas and a sense of humor. Many of the songs are direct tributes to
philosopher / writers of the 20th century. “The King of Harlem” is for
Federico Garcia Lorca, “Blue Camus” is for Albert Camus and A Is For
Alligator is a tribute to George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.
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Price Code: CA23
(Suggested Retail Price: $23.98)
Also available
Don’t Cry For No Hipster
Bonsaï • BON 121101 (3149028030921)
“Songs of originality, humor, and sometimes, incredibly fragile poignancy...”
—THE EXAMINER
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Ben Sidran
Bonsaï • BON 141001
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
Alone Together
IMPORT
Originally released February 2005
File in: Jazz
This album by British vocalist Gary Williams was originally released in
2005 and has long been unavailable. Williams came to public attention
when he appeared with the BBC Big Band paying tribute to Vic Damone.
He enjoys a close working relationship with conductor John Wilson, and
together they have performed with some of the world’s most prestigious
orchestras. Alone Together was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the
John Wilson Orchestra.
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Price Code: CA24
(Suggested Retail Price: $24.98)
Also available
Soft Lights & Sweet Music
Dutton • CDSA 6803 (765387680329)
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Gary Williams, John Wilson Orchestra
Dutton Vocalion • CDSA 6809
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
Miles Davis
Analogue Productions • CPRJ 7109 SA
IMPORT
SACD Hybrid/ Mono/ DSD
File in: Jazz
Bags’ Groove, originally released in 1957 by Prestige
Price Code: CA41
(Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)
Records, compiles material from two Miles Davis
LPs recorded in 1954 plus two alternate takes. The
title track (which refers to vibraphonist Milt Jackson’s nickname) and the three
compositions written by the young Sonny Rollins went on to become jazz standards.
On “Oleo,” Davis used a Harmon mute – it was the first time he used it on a studio
recording and it would become an important feature of his playing.
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Tenor Conclave
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims
Analogue Productions • CPRJ 7074 SA
IMPORT
SACD Hybrid/ Mono/ DSD
File in: Jazz
This unusual meeting of four stylistically different
Price Code: CA41
(Suggested Retail Price: $41.98)
tenor saxophone players was part of the Prestige
Friday afternoon jam session series. Hank Mobley,
Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane, supported by the Red Garland Trio,
meet on the common ground of the blues (“Bob’s Boys,” “I Got Rhythm” and
“Tenor Conclave”), and two old standards. Rather than the stylistic differences,
what stands out here is the compatibility and spirit of the four meeting on this
common ground in an uncommon session.
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analogue productions
Bags’ Groove
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
Singing the Blues
IMPORT
File in: Jazz
Freddy Cole is one of American popular music’s
Price Code: CA22
great performers. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, Cole
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
is a beloved musician’s musician and a living link not
just to the Great American Songbook but to jazz
and blues history. His total command of his voice and his beloved stage personality
combines the bluesy minimalism of Count Basie, the urbane sophistication of
George Shearing and the uptown swagger of Duke Ellington. On Singing the Blues,
Cole pays tribute to the people, places and performing spaces that shaped his life
and career.
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The Melody Lingers On
Houston Person
HighNote • HCD 7269
IMPORT
File in: Jazz
The Guardian has called Houston Person, “an
Price Code: CA22
eloquent messenger from a jazz era rooted in
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
traditional blues, black church music, Broadway
love songs and the impersonation, by sax, of
a singer’s tone palette,” while the New York Times has singled out Nelson’s
“harmonic sumptuousness” and “effervescent artistry.” On The Melody Lingers On,
Person explores ten standards, some familiar, some obscure, with the Rudy Van
Gelder sonics yielding up every nuance and inflection of the players.
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Freddy Cole
HighNote • HCD 7267
JAZZ
NOVEMBER 2014
Out of Hand
IMPORT
File in: Jazz
Guitarist and composer Peter Hand has had an
Price Code: CA22
active and diverse career. He studied big band
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
arranging and composing with the legendary Herb
Pomeroy. The Peter Hand Big Band includes a
stellar array of New York jazz players including Houston Person, Don Braden and
Ralph Lalama to name a few. Out Of Hand includes a mix of standards and Hand
originals. The deftness of the writing and arranging and the expressive powers of
the players as both soloists and ensemble members make this recording a true aural
treat.
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Imagine
Bill O’Connell, Latin Jazz All-Stars
Savant • SCD 2145
IMPORT
File in: Jazz
Bill O’Connell’s Imagine serves up a nine-course
Price Code: CA22
feast of fascinating sounds that will please even the
(Suggested Retail Price: $22.98)
most discerning ears. As in O’Connell’s previous
recording Zocálo, trombonist Conrad Herwig
and saxophonist Steve Slagle add their prowess to the mix. O’Connell gives his
arranging chops a real workout with interesting takes on “Willow Weep for Me”
and John Lennon’s “Imagine.” He also and penned some new originals specifically
for this recording, showing once again that he is a powerful voice in Latin Jazz.
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Peter Hand Big Band
Savant • SCD 2141
WORLD
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Massilia Sound System
Chant du Monde • 2742356
IMPORT
File in: World / Europe / France
In 2014, Massilia Sound System, superstars of the musical world in
Marseille, France, celebrate their 30th anniversary. The band’s musical
style is a delicious, uniquely Provençal blend of reggae, rub-a-dub and
raggamuffin, with lyrics in the French and Occitan languages. They also
incorporate rhythms, beats and samples from the local tradition or other
musical colleagues, and their lyrics constantly proclaim their profound
love for Marseille and the south of France in general. This release offers
fourteen upbeat tracks that are sure to get your party rocking.
“Massilia Sound System represent the France of the 21st
century, and it’s a brave new world out there.”
[email protected]#%^@&s
—GLOBAL VILLAGE IDIOT
Price Code: CA19
(Suggested Retail Price: $19.98)
Also available
3968 CR13
Chant du Monde • 2742216 (3149024221620)
“A fresh, fun and danceable slice of Mediterranean life.”
—SONGLINES
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chant du monde
Massilia
ROCK
NOVEMBER 2014
[PRIORITY RELEASE]
Neuro
IMPORT
File in: Rock
Emerging from a world of dust, stones, angels and dragons, Anna
Aaron has gathered her forces for a journey into new territory, her
creative focus now directed towards imaginary landscapes from outer
space. Joined by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything),
Ben Christophers (Bat For Lashes) and drummer Jason Cooper (The
Cure), Neuro transforms the organic elements of Anna’s sound into a
universe of drum machines and synthesizer walls. The result is a journey
through the haunted computer labyrinth of modern man, thrilling in its
every facet.
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Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
“Aaron prefers sincerity to perfection. There is a
remarkable imaginativeness and ardour...”
—NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION
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Anna Aaron
Discograph • 6150182
GOSPEL
NOVEMBER 2014
Gospel Songs
IMPORT
Previously Available as C580053 (093046906627) Deleted May 2002
File in: Gospel
Flora Molton arrived at the blues by way of her religious faith. But
with Molton, faith was always more important than music. Born in
1908, she began preaching at the age of seventeen, and didn’t take up
the guitar until 1943. Molton supported herself playing guitar in the
streets of Washington, DC. Eventually, she began playing in folk clubs
and toured Europe. This album features eighteen tracks of gospel songs,
accompanied by Molton’s capable slide guitar.
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Price Code: CA20
(Suggested Retail Price: $20.98)
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Flora Molton, Eleanor Ellis
Ocora • C 583053
Concert Calendar
Angela Hewitt
2014-11-13 Aurora, ON --> Aurora Cultural Centre
Angela Hewitt with Anne Sofie von Otter
2015-01-09 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
Benedetto Lupo
2015-02-08 Montréal, QC --> Pollack Hall (LMMC)
Cedric Tiberghien
2015-01-14 Kingston, ON --> Isabel Bader Centre
Daniel Lavoie
2014-12-05 Ottawa, ON --> NAC Studio
Daniil Trifonov
2015-01-20 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
Dénés Várjon
2015-02-17 Toronto, ON --> St. Lawrence Centre
Elias Quartet
2015-03-19 Toronto, ON --> St. Lawrence Centre
Gerald Finley - Falstaff
2014-10-25 Toronto, ON --> COC
2014-10-29 Toronto, ON --> COC
2014-11-01 Toronto, ON --> COC
Iestyn Davies, Barbara Hannigan, Chris Purves
2015-03-07 Toronto, ON --> Roy Thomson Hall
James Gaffigan
2014-11-29 Vancouver, BC --> Orpheum Theatre
2014-12-01 Vancouver, BC --> Orpheum Theatre
Jean-Guihen Queyras
2015-03-22 Montréal, QC --> Pollack Hall (LMMC)
Jean-Guihen Queyras & MCO
2015-03-17 Winnipeg, MB --> Westminster United
Church
Jerusalem Quartet
2015-03-01 Montréal, QC --> Pollack Hall (LMMC)
Jonathan Biss and NACO
2015-02-11 Ottawa, ON --> NAC Southam Hall
2015-02-12 Ottawa, ON --> NAC Southam Hall
Jonathan Biss with Pinchas Zukerman and Amand
2015-02-15 Ottawa, ON --> National Gallery
Kristian Bezuidenhout
2015-03-07 Victoria, BC --> Oak Bay United Church
2015-03-08 Vancouver, BC --> Chan Centre
Marc-André Hamelin
2015-03-01 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
2014-11-01 Vancouver, BC --> Orpheum Theatre
2014-11-03 Vancouver, BC --> Orpheum Theatre
2015-03-08 Kingston, ON --> Isabel Bader Centre
Menahem Pressler
2015-01-13 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
Paul Lewis
2015-03-27 Toronto, ON --> Koerner Hall
2014-11-09 Vancouver, BC --> Chan Centre
Pavel Kolesnikov
2014-11-16 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
2014-11-22 Regina, SK --> Regina Symphony
2015-02-04 Toronto, ON --> Roy Thomson Hall
2015-02-05 Toronto, ON --> Roy Thomson Hall
2015-03-08 Edmonton, AB --> Winspear Centre
Prazak Quartet
2015-03-10 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
Simon Trpceski
2014-11-25 Toronto, ON --> St. Lawrence Centre
Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin Lecture
2015-03-14 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin Recital
2015-03-13 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
2015-03-15 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
Steven Osborne Piano Recital
2015-02-22 Vancouver, BC --> Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts
Takács Quartet
2014-12-09 Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Playhouse
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