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Before Mozart: Early Horn Concertos cover
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FORSTER / TELEMANN / NERUDA / L. MOZART / HAYDN
Before Mozart: Early Horn Concertos
Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/May/2018 ]
Mozart's horn concertos are so well-known that for many listeners the sound of the horn and Mozart are virtually synonymous. Mozart was not the first composer to write solo concertos for the horn, however, and works from earlier on in the eighteenth...
Strauss: Oboe Concerto cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Alexi Ogrintchouck (oboe), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 7/Jul/2017 ]
"What a subtle and fascinating artist is oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk - a team player as well as a born soloist." BBC Music Concerto Choice November 2017
Aho: Saxophone Concerto and Quintet cover
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KALEVI AHO
Aho: Saxophone Concerto and Quintet
Anders Paulsson (soprano saxophone), Lapland Chamber Orchestra / John Storgårds
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 13/Oct/2017 ]
Recent works by the indefatigable Kalevi Aho. To date, KaleviAhohas composed sixteen symphonies and twenty-eight concertos, several operas and a large number of chamber works -a rate of production which is all the more impressive considering the...
The Rosary Sonatas (with Muffat - Sonata in D) cover
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HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER
The Rosary Sonatas (with Muffat - Sonata in D)
Ariadne Daskalakis (baroque violin) / Ensemble Vintage Köln
[ BIS SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - released 20/Aug/2015 ]
"Likely to become my benchmark for these highly inventive sonatas, especially for those who enjoy intensely emotional playing." (MusicWeb Oct 2015)
Aho: Timpani & Piano Concertos cover
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KALEVI AHO
Aho: Timpani & Piano Concertos
Ari-Pekka Mäenpää (timpani), Sonja Fräki (piano), Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
[ BIS SACD / CD - released 10/May/2018 ]
Hugely productive, Kalevi Aho (b. 1949) has composed close to 30 concertos to date. These include works for traditional solo instruments - piano, violin, cello … - but also more unusual ones, such as the theremin or accordion. One project of Aho's is...
Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting
Bach Collegium Japan Chorus / Masaaki Suzuki (direction), Masato Suzuki (organ)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Oct/2018 ]
"The performances are typically classy, and punctuated by a selection of Daquin's 'Noels' for solo organ, played with peppery registrations by Suzuki" BBC Music
The Complete Sacred Cantatas [Vols 1 - 55] cover
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J. S. BACH
The Complete Sacred Cantatas [Vols 1 - 55]
The Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / 55 Hybrid SACD - released 22/Apr/2016 ]
This boxed set includes 55 Hybrid SACDs in individual slip cases. The recordings on discs 1-27, originally released on CDs, have been upsampled and surround sound has been added, making this the only available complete set of the cantatas in SACD...
Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9: The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan [BWV 201 & BWV 207a] cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9: The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan [BWV 201 & BWV 207a]
Joanne Lunn, Robin Blaze, Micolas Phan, Katsuhiko Nakashima, etc / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 15/Dec/2017 ]
Most of Johannes Sebastian Bach's secular cantatas were written for specific political, academic or private festive occasions. In the case of Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201, however, it may well be that Bach composed it for his own sake:...
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor) / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 9/Feb/2018 ]
"All performers are in superb form and recorded with pristine clarity and balance. This is a must-listen - a different Beethoven comes forth with sublime beauty and insights beyond the symphony." (Nicholas Butler)
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K427 / Exsultate, jubilate, K165 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K427 / Exsultate, jubilate, K165
Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen, Makoto Sakurada, Christian Immler / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Nov/2016 ]
"The choir are well drilled and the two female soloists are matched as well as any on disc...Suzuki is no speed merchant, and maintains the through line in more strenuous movements" Gramophone Award WINNER 2017
Fleurs cover
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PURCELL / SCHUMANN / QUILTER / etc
Fleurs
Carolyn Sampson (soprano) / Joseph Middleton (piano)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Feb/2015 ]
"A sweetly scented posy, this...Perfect, too, for all who love Sampson's fragrant, light-filled, warmly communicative soprano." (Gramophone Award Nomination 2015 - Solo Recital)
Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 29/Sep/2017 ]
It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent...
Ayres & Graces cover
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CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON
Ayres & Graces
Dan Tidhar (chamber organ / harpsichord) & James Akers (theorbo / baroque guitar) / Chelys Consort of Viols
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 29/Jun/2015 ]
"Performed by the four viol players of Chelys and their keyboard and guitar playing colleagues, they sound wonderfully supple, propulsive and alive." (The Guardian)
String Quartets cover
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GRIEG / SIBELIUS / TOMMESSEN
String Quartets
Engegård Quartet
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Feb/2012 ]
In 1878, while composing this string quartet, Grieg wrote that 'it aims at breadth, to soar, and, above all, at vigorous sound', and the amplitude of the sound is indeed striking: the generous use of double-stops creates an almost orchestral effect.
String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 / etc cover
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MENDELSSOHN
String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 / etc
Escher String Quartet
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Aug/2015 ]
"this is full-blooded quartet playing in the grand, classic manner; extrovert and eloquent. Rich tone, good balance and a particularly noteworthy expressiveness from the first violin" (BBC Music on Vol 1)
A Venetian Christmas cover
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HASSE / PEROTTI / VIVALDI / TORELLI
A Venetian Christmas
Ewa GoliƄska, Komalé Akakpo, Ruby Hughes / Arte dei Suonatori, Martin Gester
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Oct/2014 ]
"Some tenuous theming here, but who cares when the music-making - tart and spicy on period-instruments - is so appealing?" (BBC Music Christmas 2014)
Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 / Serenade cover
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WILHELM STENHAMMAR
Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 / Serenade
Gothenburg Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Nov/2018 ]
It was in 1953, 65 years ago, that Herbert Blomstedt conducted the Gothenburg Symphony for the first time. Since then he has been back on numerous occasions, performing a wide range of works - only not those by Wilhelm Stenhammar. Blomstedt has told...
Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos 2 & 4 cover
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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos 2 & 4
Gringolts Quartet, Malin Hartelius (soprano)
[ Bis SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Aug/2017 ]
Conceived thirty years apart, both works on the present disc came into being at difficult times in the life of Arnold Schoenberg. Emotional stress caused by a marital crisis around 1907-1908 is often claimed to have contributed to the break with...
Dean: Dramatis Personae / Francesconi: Hard Pace cover
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BRETT DEAN / LUCA FRANCESCONI
Dean: Dramatis Personae / Francesconi: Hard Pace
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) / Gothenburg Symphony, John Storgårds
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 24/May/2017 ]
Ever since his very first disc, released by BIS some thirty years ago, Hakan Hardenberger has earned recognition for his performances of the classical repertory, but also as a pioneer of significant and vituosic new music for the trumpet....
Brahms & Schumann - Chamber Music with piano cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN / JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms & Schumann - Chamber Music with piano
Hrachya Avanesyan (violin) Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Diemut Poppen (viola), Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 29/Dec/2017 ]
"Each of the movements has tempi that is lively but never rushed, brought forth in a crystal clear recording. The slow movements really linger and break the heart." Nicholas Butler