These are the best-selling Classical titles this week at Marbecks and www.marbecks.co.nz.
Chopin: Etudes Op 10 & Op 25
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
[ Decca Originals / CD - released 20/Nov/2008 ]
Revered throughout his life for the virtuosity of his piano works, Frederick Chopin remains one of the...
Paradisum - Serene Sacred Songs
Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Elina Garanca, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, etc
[ Decca / 2 CD - released 18/Mar/2016 ]
This 2CD collection brings together the calmest and most thoughtful sacred songs ever written, performed...
BOITO / CATALANI / CILEA / GIORDANO / LEONCAVLLO / PUCCINI
Anna Netrebko: Verismo
Anna Netrebko (soprano) / Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano, with Yusif Eyvazov (tenor)
[ Deutche Grammophon / CD - released 9/Sep/2016 ]
The "Diva Assoluta del Mondo" (Opera News) is back, as you have never heard her before! With VERISMO...
Rachmaninov: Preludes op.23, op.32, op.3 no.2
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
[ Decca Originals / CD - released 25/Mar/2007 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1851-1900) 'Perhaps what strikes home most...
Sing Me Home
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / Silk Road Ensemble, with Lisa Fischer, Gregory Porter, Bill Frisell, and others
[ Sony Classics / CD - released 1/Jun/2016 ]
The new album from Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds...
Cavalli: Sospiri d'amore - Opera duets and arias. Venice, 1644-1666
Giulia Semenzato (soprano), Raffaele Pe (alto) / La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina
[ Glossa / CD - released 26/Sep/2016 ]
Two bright talents to have emerged from Italy recently, Giulia Semenzato and Raffaele Pe, join forces...
VIVALDI / MARCELLO / ALBINONI / TARTINI
Alison Balsom (trumpet) / Scottish Ensemble
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 1/Apr/2011 ]
"Her playing is breathtaking, first in the bubbling fluency of Vivaldi violin concerto allegros...while...
ALFONSO X / YEHUDA HALEVI / JUAN del ENZINA & others
Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall
[ Alia Vox SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 28/Jul/2016 ]
Jordi Savall examines 500 years of history in this portrait of a city that symbolises like no other...
C. P. E. BACH
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Arcangelo Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 2/Sep/2016 ]
The unpredictable and 'fantastical' qualities which are so fundamental to the music of C P E Bach are...
Beethoven Journey: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5, Choral Fantasia Op 80
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano & director) / Mahler Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Dec/2014 ]
Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra have now recorded all of the Beethoven piano concertos....