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SCHNITTKE / SHCHEDRIN / RIHM
Elusive Affinity
Anna Gourari
[ ECM New Series / CD - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
In this imaginatively shaped and sensitively played album - her third for ECM - Russian pianist Anna Gourari explores musical connections and influences extending across the arts. Three suites of contemporary music are heard here. Alfred Schnittke's...
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (complete ballet recorded in 2007)
The Royal Ballet / Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Jose Martin / Boris Cruzin (cond)
[ Decca DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2009 ]
"Rojo rises to the fierce dramatic challenges of the last act with electrifying intensity. ...and Prokofiev's score is vigorously conducted by Boris Gruzin." Gramophone DVD of the Month Feb 2010
Allegri: Miserere / Palestrina: Stabat Mater; Magnificat primi toni; etc cover
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ALLEGRI / PALESTRINA
Allegri: Miserere / Palestrina: Stabat Mater; Magnificat primi toni; etc
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Sir David Willcocks
[ Decca Legends / CD - released 1/Nov/2002 ]
"The famous 1963 King's performance of Allegri's Miserere, with its equally arresting treble solo so beautifully and securely sung by Roy Goodman, is now reissued, impressively remastered in Decca's Legends series." *** Three Stars. Penguin Stereo...
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Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach
Money Jungle
[ Blue Note Records / CD - released 5/Aug/2002 ]
Duke Ellington surprised the jazz world in 1962 with his historic trio session featuring Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Not in a mood to simply rework older compositions, the bulk of the album focused on music he wrote specifically for the session....
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Sol y Vida
Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano) / Orquesta Filarmónica De Gran Canaria, Karel Mark Chichon
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 21/Jun/2019 ]
Sol y vida is Elīna Garanča'sjourney to the South, from Spain to Italy and Latin America, and is her first album focusing entirely on non core-classical repertoire. Be ready to expect a personal album from the mezzo-soprano, whose centre of life...
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KODALY / JANACEK / BACH / MOZART / SCHUMANN / etc
The Ernst Haefliger Edition
Ernst Haefliger (tenor) with various performers, orchestras & conductors
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
Marking the centenary of Ernst Haefliger, one of the foremost lyric tenors of his time; renowned for his interpretations of Mozart, Bach and Lieder.
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TRADITIONAL
One Hundred Days Away
Evergreen Ensemble
[ ABC Classics / CD - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
One Hundred Days Away, is a haunting album focusing on songs and tunes that are linked to the sea, a nostalgia for 'home', or the struggle to settle in unfamiliar lands.
Britten: War Requiem (plus Rehearsal sequences bonus) (Rec 1963) cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Britten: War Requiem (plus Rehearsal sequences bonus) (Rec 1963)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano) Peter Pears (tenor) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) / London Symphony & chorus, Benjamin Britten, with Simon Preston
[ Decca Originals / 2 CD - released 12/Mar/2006 ]
1001 Classical Recordings you must hear before you die (1951 - present). "This superb recording, definitive in so many ways, speaks to us as powerfully today as it ever did" (MusicWeb Bargain of the Month Sept 2006)
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MAURICE RAVEL
Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
[ ASV Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - released 14/Jun/2019 ]
'Fergus-Thompson confirms his calibre and status as a distinguished, most individual Francophile …Even the most experienced Ravelians will find themselves returning to these finely recorded accounts for a special and magical enlightenment' Gramophone
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Grant Green
Idle Moments
[ Blue Note / CD - released 16/Oct/2000 ]
Idle Moments, a languid, seductive gem may well be Grant Green's greatest moment on record. Right from the opening bars of the classic title cut, this ingratiating and accessible album, features some of Green's most stylish straight jazz playing....
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Horace Silver
Song For My Father
[ Blue Note / CD - released 14/Jun/1999 ]
Song for My Father is a 1965 album by the Horace Silver Quintet, released on the Blue Note label in 1965. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver's father, John Tavares...
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MOZART / SCHUBERT / BEETHOVEN / WAGNER
Jonas Kaufmann Sings Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven & Wagner
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Claudio Abbado
[ Decca Music Group / CD - released 11/Sep/2009 ]
"His beautiful phrasing and controlled singing in the "Winterstürme" shows why he has become the most sought-after tenor of his generation, and is a highlight of this exciting new release." Gramophone Awards 2010 Finalist - Recital
Ramirez: Misa Criolla / Navidad en Verano / Navidad Nuestra cover
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ARIEL RAMIREZ
Ramirez: Misa Criolla / Navidad en Verano / Navidad Nuestra
José Carreras (tenor) / Coral Salvé de Laredo, Sociedad Coral de Bilbao, José Luis Ocejo, Damián Sanchez
[ Philips / Decca / CD - released 19/Jul/2019 ]
"Ramirez' Creole Mass is a daring fusion of Catholic liturgy and Latin American folk music. This particular performance is made even better by the presence of José Carreras as lead singer. Carreras seems to have a personal feeling for this music and...
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PAUL HINDEMITH
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis
Käbi Laretei (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 14/Jun/2019 ]
'[Käbi Laretei's] fervent, committed, technically dazzling interpretation never has appeared on CD, and it deserves reissue.' Classics Today
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
Keith Jarrett (piano)
[ ECM New Series / 2 CD - released 14/Jun/2019 ]
"These are performances in which tempos, phrasing, articulation and the execution of ornaments are convincing," wrote Gramophone of Jarrett's first recorded account of The Well-Tempered Clavier. "Both instrument and performer serve as unobtrusive...
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Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue
[ Blue Note Records / CD ]
Recorded on 8 January 1963 for Blue Note Records at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey this is a beauty. From the very first track, it's clear why the album was so popular when it was released and has remained so ever since. It...
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (complete opera recorded in 2016 - original 1904 version) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (complete opera recorded in 2016 - original 1904 version)
La Scala, Milan / María José Siri, Bryan Hymel, Carlos Álvarez, Annalisa Stroppa / Riccardo Chailly (cond)
[ Decca DVD / 2 DVD - released 20/Mar/2019 ]
"beautifully paced and tender, with the sheer invention and quality of the music shining reliably through. It's carefully controlled, too, so that we never risk toppling over into excess. He's assembled a fine cast, too." Gramophone DVD of the Month
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Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder
[ Blue Note Records / CD ]
Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge. While the rest of the album retreats to a more conventional...
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RICHARD WAGNER / RICHARD STRAUSS
Lise Davidsen sings Wagner and Strauss
Lise Davidsen (soprano) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen
[ Decca Music Group / CD - released 20/Jun/2019 ]
"These gifts are matched by the maturity, honesty and integrity of Davidsen's approach. This album only reinforces the fact that she is one of the greatest vocal talents to have emerged in recent years, if not decades." Gramophone Magazine June 2019
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NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Capriccio espagnol
London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch, with Erich Gruenberg, solo violin (Scheherazade)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - released 14/Jun/2019 ]
'Markevitch is more mercurial [than Ormandy], building to climaxes more subtly, broadening out for the many solo passages, which are done with freedom and imagination.' Fanfare