These are the best-selling Classical titles this week at Marbecks and www.marbecks.co.nz.
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Pene Pati (tenor) / Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Emmanuel Villaume
[ Warner Classics / Warner / CD - released 25/Mar/2022 ]
For his debut on Warner Classics, Samoan tenor Pene Pati (Sol3Mio) matches favourite showpiece arias...
JANET JENNINGS / WITI IHIMAERA / TOM ROA
Voices New Zealand, Joel Amosa, James Ioelu, Ora Kihi, Amy Thomas, Anna Simmons, Angus Simmons, Morgan-Andrew King
[ Performing Arts Community Trust / 2 CD - released 8/Apr/2022 ]
This unique blend of kapa haka, opera, drama and music tells the histories of Aotearoa New Zealand through...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart Momentum - 1786
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) / Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Truscott (violin), Joel Hunter (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello) Christiane Karg
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 8/Apr/2022 ]
Mozart Momentum 1785 is the second of two releases exploring Mozart's Vienna years. It includes piano...
McLeod: Portrait With Piano
Rae de Lisle, Stephen De Pledge (piano), Eric Renick, Lenny Sakofsky (percussion), Sarah Watkins (piano), Andrew Beer (violin), James Yoo (cello)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 14/Jan/2022 ]
With an emphasis on rhythm these piano-orientated pieces link McLeod's classical training and her early...
Mendelssohn: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 4/Mar/2022 ]
Mendelssohn may have published only one violin sonata (the early Op 4), but that does not signify any...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
[ Decca / CD - released 8/Apr/2022 ]
Revered pianist and peerless interpreter of the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert, Mitsuko Uchida...
JOSEPH HAYDN / FRANZ SCHUBERT
Sokolov: Live at Esterházy Palace (CDs plus Blu-ray video)
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc - released 8/Apr/2022 ]
Grigory Sokolov, one of the most remarkable living pianists, plays Haydn and Schubert from the Esterházy...
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1 / Moments musicaux
Steven Osborne (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 6/May/2022 ]
'Rachmaninov fans won't want to miss this' was Gramophone's verdict on Steven Osborne's recording of...
On DSCH [Preludes & Fugues for piano]
Igor Levit (piano)
[ Sony / 3 CD - released 10/Sep/2021 ]
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022 WINNER - Instrumental / Recording of the Year "This is a landmark...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven for Three: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)
[ Sony Classics / CD - released 4/Mar/2022 ]
"I wasn't expecting to be absolutely bowled over by Colin Matthews's arrangement of the Fifth Symphony,...