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 Read reviewLa Belle Excentrique

La Belle Excentrique

Patricia Petibon, Susan Manoff

With this new record, soprano Patricia Petibon makes a welcome return to French repertoire on disc, exploring the fascinating world of French art song in this extraordinary new album.

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Tomkins When David Heard

Tomkins When David Heard

Andrew Nethsinga

Thomas Tomkins, born in 1572, was one of the most accomplished and versatile English composers of his era. A total mastery of contrapuntal technique and expressive intensity are hallmarks of his style. Here the Choir of St...

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Walton & Hindemith: Cello Concertos

Walton & Hindemith: Cello Concertos

Christian Poltéra

Paul Hindemith and William Walton enjoyed a long friendship, and just a few months before Hindemith's death in 1963 Walton celebrated the association with his orchestral Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, based on the...

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You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

Jonas Kaufmann, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Jochen Rieder

Jonas dedicates his new album to the golden era of German music which flourished in Berlin between 1925 & 1935.

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Escape To Paradise The Hollywood Album

Escape To Paradise The Hollywood Album

Daniel Hope, Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Shelley

journey, seeking out the echoes of exiled European composers, such as Miklos Rózsa, John Waxman, Hanns Eisler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The center piece is the famous Violin concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

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Haydn: Piano Concertos

Haydn: Piano Concertos

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, Gábor Takács-Nagy

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is recognised today as one of the world's finest interpreters of Haydn's piano works, International Piano having described him as ‘Haydn's greatest contemporary keyboard exponent.' In the first five...

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 Read reviewBrahms: The Piano Trios

Brahms: The Piano Trios

Oliver Schnyder Trio

The Oliver Schnyder Trio plays the complete piano trios by German romantic composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The piano trios date from the extremes of the composer's life - Opus 8 from 1853/4 when he was about twenty years old...

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Handel: The Triumph Of Time And Truth

Handel: The Triumph Of Time And Truth

Sophie Bevan, Tim Mead, Ludus Baroque, Richard Neville-Towle

In their third disc for Delphian, Ludus Baroque and five stellar soloists bring to life Handel's rarely heard final oratorio, a remarkable Protestant re-casting of a work written 50 years earlier to a text by the young composer's...

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 Read reviewJS Bach: Cello Suites 1 - 6

JS Bach: Cello Suites 1 - 6

NIna Kotova

Russian-born cellist Nina Kotova has been hailed "passionate and inspiring". According to Newsweek magazine, "she‘s a fantastically gifted cellist." "Very expressive, imaginative, and she has a...

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 Read reviewLouis Andriessen: La Commedia

Louis Andriessen: La Commedia

Reinbert de Leeuw, Cristina Zavalloni

Nonesuch Records releases Louis Andriessen's Grawemeyer Award-winning La Commedia on June 10, 2014, as a set with two CDs and a DVD. The film opera, a collaboration with director Hal Hartley, is based on Dante's Divine Comedy,...

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Concerto: Works For Guitar And Orchestra

Concerto: Works For Guitar And Orchestra

John Williams, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Daniel

"I have waited a long time to encounter concertos I really like which not only have a strong sense of their own identity of "belonging", but also, within that, embrace the guitar so totally naturally. The three...

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Purcell: Ten Sonatas In Four Parts

Purcell: Ten Sonatas In Four Parts

The King's Consort

Purcell's extraordinarily inventive, highly individual music combines Italian vigour, French elegance and delicious English melancholy with harmonic daring, extraordinary contrapuntal technique and unique melodic inventiveness.

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Beethoven: Creatures Of Prometheus

Beethoven: Creatures Of Prometheus

Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

As part of a major partnership with Parnassus Arts (which previously brought Handel's Alessandro and ROKOKO, the January 2014 solo album from Max Emanuel Cencic), this is the first album from the Athens-based orchestra and their...

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Rival Queens

Rival Queens

Simone Kermes, Vivica Genaux

A thrilling recording, in which Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux sing arias and duets composed at the height of the rivalry between Eighteenth-Century singers Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni.

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Mendelssohn: Elijah, 1846

Mendelssohn: Elijah, 1846

Paul Mccreesh

At the time of its first performances in 1846, Elijah was hailed as one of the great oratorios alongside Handel's 'Messiah'. It tells the story of the prophet with imposing grandeur, inspirational orchestration and beautiful...

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Visions Fugitives: Music For Strings

Visions Fugitives: Music For Strings

Camerata Nordica, Terje Tønnese

The Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica and its artistic director Terje Tønnesen made their first joint appearance on BIS in 2013 with an all-Britten programme. The team now returns with another programme of...

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 Read reviewSolo

Solo

Alisa Weilerstein

Committed to expanding the cello repertoire, Alisa is a fervent champion of new music and this release is her first solo album.

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 Read reviewLumieres: Music Of The Enlightenment

Lumieres: Music Of The Enlightenment

Various

Lumieres The Unprecedented Expansion of Music in the Age of Enlightenment30 CDs to discover the music of the 18th Century!The 18th century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe...

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 Read reviewMosaic Australian Guitar Concertos

Mosaic Australian Guitar Concertos

Karin Schaupp

Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, acclaimed not only for her breathtaking technical mastery, but also for the passion and intensity of her playing. With this album she celebrates...

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Music To Drive Away Loiterers

Music To Drive Away Loiterers

Gil Shaham

Train and subway station managers the world over, shopkeepers big and small, are all turning to Classical Music to keep loiterers at bay! From the Metro in Paris, to McDonalds in Sydney, downtown YMCA in Columbus and major train...

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 Read reviewAdams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary

Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel

World Premiere Recording Of John Adams' ‘21st Century Masterpiece' [The Los Angeles Times]A timely, controversial work of grand proportions, The Gospel According To The Other Mary is a new, full-scale reimagining...

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Vivaldi L'incoronazione di Dario

Vivaldi L'incoronazione di Dario

Accademia Bizantina,, Ottavio Dantone, Sara Mingardo

'L'incoronazione di Dario', composed in 1717, is the Vivaldi Edition's 16th opera and its 53rd release. It marks the halfway point in a bold enterprise launched by Naive in 2000: the recording of the 450 works in Vivaldi's...

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 Read reviewJ.S. Bach: St John Passion

J.S. Bach: St John Passion

Richard Egarr, Academy of Ancient Music

ABC Classics is proud to present an electrifying new recording of J.S. Bach's sublime St John Passion, performed by the superstars of the period-instrument world: the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM).

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Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre Invocation And Dance Falla Homenaje Danza Del Molinero

Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre Invocation And Dance Falla Homenaje Danza Del Molinero

Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin

THE most popular classical guitar piece by THE classical guitarist of our time. Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez is combined with the composer's second most popular work, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre for guitar and...

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Prokofiev Piano Concerto 2

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Prokofiev Piano Concerto 2

Yuja Wang, Simon Bolivar

Twenty-four year old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang is widely recognized for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist.

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Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 & Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 & Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Brodsky Quartet, Michael Collins

The Brodsky Quartet present the first of two discs that will feature Brahms's complete string quartets. This recording includes the String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 with the Clarinet Quintet in B minor. The second string quartet was...

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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri & Confitebor

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri & Confitebor

Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti

Two voices of celestial beauty and expressive poignancy come together in this new recording of Pergolesi's exquisite, but tragically charged Stabat Mater as Philippe Jaroussky is joined by the rising young soprano Julia Lezhneva.

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Tonight: Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway

Tonight: Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway

Renee Fleming, Klaus Florian Vogt, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

The Staatskapelle Dresden's New Year's Eve concert has become a much-loved fixture in the musical calendar. This year's event, starring Christian Thielemann, Renée Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt, will be released on both...

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Monteverdi: Madrigals Of Love And Loss

Monteverdi: Madrigals Of Love And Loss

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Gramophone Award-winning ensemble Arcangelo (in their first recording as a vocal and instrumental group) presents a selection from Monteverdi's last three books of madrigals. These ardent and passionate works are microcosms of...

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Essential Tavener

Essential Tavener

Various

‘Essential Tavener' provides an opportunity to reflect upon Tavener's unique composing career which featured some surprising and dramatic spiritual and stylistic changes since the early success of his cantata The Whale in...

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 Read reviewDestino Mexicano -  Baroque Rhythms From The New World

Destino Mexicano - Baroque Rhythms From The New World

La Compania

Lotte Betts-Dean - soprano and Daniel Thomson - tenor Track Listing: 1. Juan Arañés: Chacona: A la vida bona2. Gaspar Fernandes: Dame albriçia mano Anton3. Don...

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Sarasate

Sarasate

Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska

The dazzling showpieces of violin legend Pablo Sarasate meet their match in Julia Fischer, one of the most sought-after musicians of her generation, delivering virtuoso pyrotechnics in a stunning recital disc.

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CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas

CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas

Mahan Esfahani

Hyperion is delighted to present the debut recording of the wonderful young harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. He was the first harpsichordist to be named a BBC New Generation Artist or to be awarded a fellowship prize by the...

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Vivaldi A Tale Of Two Seasons

Vivaldi A Tale Of Two Seasons

Adrian Chandler, Sally Bruce-Payne, La Serenissima

Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima, with virtuoso soloist mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce-Payne, continue their enlightening exploration of the music of Vivaldi focusing on two contrasting eras of the composer's Venetian operatic...

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Schubert Symphonies 3 4 5

Schubert Symphonies 3 4 5

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

Track listing:  Symphony No.3 in D major, D200 (1815)1. I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio 8'302. II....

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Rostropovich 3 Classic Albums

Rostropovich 3 Classic Albums

Mstislav Rostropovich

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, G. 479Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul SacherDvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104Berliner...

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Bach JS: Inventions And Sinfonias BWV 772-801

Bach JS: Inventions And Sinfonias BWV 772-801

Simone Dinnerstein

Simone Dinnerstein has been described as "a throwback to such high priestesses of music as Wanda Landowska and Myra Hess" by Slate magazine and praised by TIME for her "arresting freshness and subtlety".<br...

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Magdalena Kozena 3 Classic Albums

Magdalena Kozena 3 Classic Albums

Magdalena Kozena

Auber: Le Domino noir: 'Je suis sauvée enfin - Ah! quelle nuit - Flamme vengeresse'Bach, C P E: Selma, Wq. 236 (H739)Bach, J C:<br...

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New World Quartets By Dvorak Barber Copland Gershwin Brubeck

New World Quartets By Dvorak Barber Copland Gershwin Brubeck

Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet, continuing to pioneer unique repertoire on Chandos Records, presents a programme of works from the ‘New World' that explores an American sound in the string quartet. The earliest piece on the disc is the...

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The Golden Age of the Cornett

The Golden Age of the Cornett

Le Concert Brisé, William Dongois

William Dongois is one of the best-known cornettists of our time. He is able to play the repertoire of his instrument - the cornett resembles a flute in its construction, whereas its wooden mouthpiece is used similarly to that of...

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Gershwin: Take Two

Gershwin: Take Two

Simon Tedeschi

Following the success of Gershwin & Me, ABC Classics is delighted to present a new installment of the iconic catalogue of George Gershwin: Gershwin Take Two. Performed again by Australia's renowned virtuoso Simon Tedeschi,...

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Bizet Carmen (Highlights)

Bizet Carmen (Highlights)

Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras

Agnes Baltsa (Carmen), Jose Carreras (Don Jose), Jose van Dam (Escamillo), Katia Ricciarelli (Micaela)Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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Puccini La Boheme (Highlights)

Puccini La Boheme (Highlights)

Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi

Arias from La Boheme - Renata Tebaldi (Mimi), Carlo Bergonzi (Rodolfo), Gianni d'Angelo (Musetta), Ettore Bastianini (Marcello)Tu che di gel sei cinta (from Turandot) - Renata Tebaldi (soprano)In quelle trine...

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Mozart Die Zauberflote, K620 (Highlights)

Mozart Die Zauberflote, K620 (Highlights)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Erika Miklosa (Die Königin der Nacht), René Pape (Sarastro)Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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Mozart Le Nozze Di Figaro, K492 (Highlights)

Mozart Le Nozze Di Figaro, K492 (Highlights)

Hampson Thomas Kiri Te Kanawa

Ferruccio Furlanetto (Figaro), Kiri te Kanawa (Countess), Anne Sofie von Otter (Cherubino), Thomas Hampson (Count)Metropolitan Opera, James Levine

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Verdi Rigoletto (Highlights)

Verdi Rigoletto (Highlights)

Shicoff Gruberova Sinopoli

Renato Bruson (Rigoletto), Edita Gruberova (Gilda), Neil Shicoff (Il Duca), Robert Lloyd (Sparafucile), Brigitte Fassbaender (Maddalena)Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Giuseppe Sinopoli

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Verdi La Traviata (Highlights)

Verdi La Traviata (Highlights)

Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, John Pritchard

Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Carlo Bergonzi (Alfredo), Robert Merrill (Germont)Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard

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