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New Classical Releases - Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Bach Toccatas by Mahan Esfahani, Salieri's Tarare, Olivier Latry, Jonas Kaufmann, Markus Maskuniitty, The Heart Dances & more

The exuberant vitality of Bach's toccatas - works which the young composer probably wrote to demonstrate his own brilliance and technique as a performer - here provides the perfect showcase for the interpretative flair of Mahan Esfahani.

After Les Danaïdes and Les Horaces, Les Talens Lyriques concludes the group's cycle of Antonio Salieri's French operas with the world premiere recording of Tarare. Often unfairly overshadowed by his brilliant contemporary Mozart, Salieri here composed a genuine masterpiece on the only libretto ever written by Beaumarchais.

The Jupiter Project is An intriguing re-creation of how Mozart's largescale orchestral works might have been encountered in Georgian Britain, realized by the kind of ensemble which played such a prominent role in its musical life.

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