Classical Department
Recommended New Releases for
December 2017

Red Priest“The Baroque Bohemians”
(Gypsy Fever from Campfire to Court)      

works by:
Heinrich Biber, Georg Phillip Telemann, André Campra,
William Byrd, Richard Nicholson,            

Bezaly and Ashkenazy
Sonatas arranged for Flute and Piano

Franck Sonata in A major
Fauré Sonata No. 1 in A major
Prokofiev Sonata in D major.

Sharon Bezaly (flute) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)



Christmas at Westminster Abbey

20 Christmas Carols including:
The Holly and the Ivy
In dulci jubila
Hark The Herald Agels sing

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"O Holy Night"
A Merton Christmas

The Choir of Merton College Oxford
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Benjamin Nicholas (Conductor)

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Poulenc "Gloria and Christmas Motets"
Saint-Saens "Messe a quatre voix"

Jesus Lopez-Cobos with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Simon Preston with The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Donald Hunt with Westminster Cathedral Choir

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Johann Simon Mayr "Miserere"

I Virtuosi Italiani,
Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Simon Mayr Chorus
Concerto de Bassus;
Franz Hauk

Friedrich Seitz
Concertos for Violin and Piano Nos. 1-5

Hyejin Chung (violin)
Warren Lee (piano)

Onuté Narbutaité
"no yesterday, no tomorrow", "Riverbank-River Symphony"

Jovita Vakeviit (mezzo soprano); Tomas Pavilionis (tenor)
‎Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Lyndon-Gee (cond.)

Emerging from a cultural environment of silent resistance behind the Iron Curtain, Lithuanian composer Onut Narbutait has become one of the outstanding Baltic artists of recent decades. Her output has developed from distinctive chamber music into the concerto-like symphonic style heard in the works on this recording.

Songs of Peace and Praise
Choral Music from Queens College, New York

Queens College Choir and Vocal Ensemble,
The New York Virtuoso Singers,
Harold Rosenbaum, James John, Bright Sheng

Saint-Saën: Symphonic Poems

Orchestre National de Lille
Jun Märkl (cond.)

Last month

Cecilia and Sol "Dolce Duello"

Cecilia Bartoli (vocal) and Sol Gebetta (cello)
with Capella Gabetta

Baroque masterpieces by Vivaldi. Handel, Albinoni, etc

Gavin Bryers and Blake Morrison
"The Stopping Train"

'The Stopping Train' was written by two of the Yorkshire's most renowned artists, composer Gavin Bryars and poet Blake Morrison l, designed initially to be experienced on the train journey from Goole to Hull (or vice versa). Composed as a series of movements to be heard as the train leaves each station between Goole and Hull and on its return journey, it is scored for viola, cello, bass, electric guitar and spoken voice. Blake Morrison reads his own lyrics while Gavin Bryars plays double bass together with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble.

"Trout Quintet, Piano Trio and other works

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Daniel Trifonov (piano)

Vilde Frang (violin) "Homage"

violin pieces by
Ries, Kreisler, Dvorak, Debussy, Poldowski, Prokofiev, etc.

Jose Gallardo (piano)

Beethoven Violin Sonatas (vol 1)

Chloe Hanslip (violin)
Danny Driver (piano)

Music for the Queen of Heaven
(Contemporary Marian Motets)

The Marian Consort and Jackson

"Chrysalis" Cello works by
Haydn “Cello Concerto No. 1”;
Couperin “Pieces en Concert”;
Monn “Cello Concerto”

Corinne Morris (cello),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Schuman & Mahler "Lieder"

Lieder und Gesange aus Wilhelm Meister
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Florian Boesch (baritone)
Malcom Martineau (piano)

Max Richter “Portrait”

Angèle Dubeau (violin) and La Pietà

Chopin Complete Nocturnes

Nelson Goerner (piano)

Rhapsody in Blue; Catfish Row, Summertime, American in Paris, I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, My Man Is Gone Now
Anima Eterna Brugge with Jos van Immerseel (conductor), Claron Mcfadden (soprano), Bart Van Caenegem (piano)

The appearance of a new edition of the scores prompted pianist and conductor, Jos van Immerseel, to record this extensive homage. Research by the University of Michigan, the Library of Congress and the Gershwin Estate, makes this recording closer than before to the composer's intentions.

Goddard Dante 

Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks,
Munchner Rundfunkorchester (Ulf Schirmer - conductor)
with Véronique Gens,  Edgaras Montvidas, Jean-François and Lapointe Rachel Frenkel 

Double CD with booklet

Handel Messiah (1754 version)

Le Concert Spirtuel and Herve Niquet.

Double CD with booklet

Englebert Humperdink Hansel und Gretel

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin,
Marek Janowski (conductor)

CD/SACD (2 discs)

Piano Quintet No.2
String Quintet in E flat major

Pavel Haas Quartet,
Boris Giltburg (piano)
Pavel Nikl (viola)

Martinu The Epic of Gilgamesh

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Manfred Heneck (conductor)

English version, based on Reginald Campbell Thompson's translation with Simon Callow as narrator.

Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos.

Arabella Steinbacher (violin)
Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin


British Music
new and recent releases

British Violin Concertos

Works by:
Paul Patterson; Kenneth Leighton; Gordon Jacob

Clare Howick (violin)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra;
Grant Llewellyn

Walton Symphonies 1 & 2

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,
Kirill Karabits (conductor)

The British Cello
pieces by
Moeran, Britten, Bridge, Bennett, Cutler, Macmillan and Leighton.

Alexander Baille (cello), John Thwaites (piano)

Erik Chisholm
Violin Concerto
From the True Edge of the World
Dance Suite for Orchestra and Piano

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


















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