Newsletter 142  
November 2008  

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November 2008 Sampler

November 2008 Samplers

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MOZART Piano Trios, Vol 1
Piano Trio No 1 in G major – II Andante
MENOTTI Amahl and the Night Visitors / My Christmas
Amahl! Amahl!
IVES Songs, Vol 6
TAVENER Ex Maria Virgine
Ex Maria Virgine – Rocking
LANG Pierced
CARTER 100th Anniversary Release
Enchanted Preludes
ALWYN String Quartets Nos 1-3 / Novelette
String Quartet No 1 in D minor – II Allegro molto
HANDEL Israel in Egypt
Part II The Exodus – He gave them hailstones for rain
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Music for Two Guitars, Vol 1
Sonatina canonica – III Fandango en Rondeau
BLAKE Violin Sonata / Piano Quartet / Penillion / Jazz Dances
Penillion, Op 571 – Theme (Moderato)
The Bird's Lament

WINTER Flute Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Flute Concerto No 2 in D minor – II Adagio
ANDERSON Orchestral Music, Vol 5
CHAPI Symphony in D minor / Fantasia morisca
Symphony in D minor – II Andante con moto
LISZT Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Piano Concerto No 1 – Allegro maestoso-Tempo giusto

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Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

8.570517 Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Eldar Nebolsin, piano • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra • Vasily Petrenko

Franz Liszt’s two piano concertos amply display both his extraordinary pianistic ability and his originality as an influential Romantic composer. The Totentanz (Dance of Death), perhaps inspired by an Italian fresco, is a powerful series of variations on the Medieval Dies irae chant.

8.572168 Tavener: Ex Maria Virgine
James McVinnie, organ • Stefan Berkieta, baritone • Simon Thomas Jacobs, organ • Choir of Clare College, Cambridge • Timothy Brown

Admired for the sheer beauty of his meditative and mystical music, John Tavener dedicated his Ex Maria Virgine to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in joyful celebration of their marriage. The other works reveal Tavener’s response to poetic texts that also praise the Virgin Mary.  

Haydn: Complete Symphonies

8.503400 Haydn: Complete Symphonies

One of the most extraordinary bequests in the history of music, Haydn’s symphonies established his reputation as the greatest composer of his time. This comprehensive boxed set—including not only Nos 1–104 but also No 105 (Sinfonia concertante) and the less familiar No 107 (‘Symphony A’) and No 108 (‘Symphony B’)—celebrates both a highly commended symphonic series and a supremely imaginative composer who changed the course of classical music.

Haydn: Complete String Quartets

8.502400 Haydn: Complete String Quartets

Haydn’s string quartets represent one of the greatest developments in the history of music. Here, they are presented complete, from the earliest divertimenti to the sophisticated ‘Apponyi’, ‘Erdödy’ and ‘Lobkowitz’ quartets written at the end of the eighteenth century. All the works in this comprehensive boxed set are performed by the Kodály Quartet – a group ‘fully worthy of the composer’s inexhaustible invention’ (Penguin Guide).

8.501042 Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas

The variety and boldness of invention found in Haydn’s piano sonatas are showcased by Jenő Jandó’s ‘no-nonsense, down-to-earth vivacity’ (BBC Music Magazine) in this boxed set. Eminently collectable as the series has been, it is now presented complete. These sonatas give a more continuous and unified portrait of Haydn’s musical development than any other part of his output and as such form one of the greatest treasure troves in the history of music.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Two Guitars, Vol 1

8.570778 Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Two Guitars, Vol 1
Brasil Guitar Duo: João Luiz and Douglas Lora

Few composers have written such a wide variety of immediately appealing music, as rewarding for performers and listeners alike, as Castelnuovo-Tedesco. His Sonatina Canonica is a staple for many guitar duos, while Well-tempered Guitars was fired by profound admiration for the music of JS Bach.

Anderson: Orchestral Music, Vol 5

8.559382 Anderson: Orchestral Music, Vol 5
Kim Criswell, soprano • William Dazeley, baritone • BBC Concert Orchestra • Leonard Slatkin 

Leroy Anderson was praised by composer John Williams as ‘one of the great American masters of light orchestral music’. Volume 5 in Naxos’ complete edition of his orchestral works includes highlights from his charming 1958 Broadway musical Goldilocks.

8.570966-67 Handel: Israel in Egypt
Laura Albino • Nils Brown • Jennifer Enns Modolo • Peter Mahon • Eve Rachel McLeod • Jason Nedecky • Bud Roach • Jennie Such • Sean Watson • Aradia Ensemble • Kevin Mallon

Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt was written three years before Messiah and is dominated by large-scale virtuosic choruses that fully exploit Handel’s lavish and sophisticated word-painting to depict the plagues of Egypt and the joy of the Israelites as they journey towards their eventual homeland.

8.570518 Mozart: Piano Trios, Vol 1
Kungsbacka Trio • Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano • Malin Broman, violin • Jesper Svedberg, cello

As a virtuoso pianist and an accomplished string player, Mozart composed several remarkable trios in which violin, cello and piano interact as equal partners, their apparently effortless eloquence the fruit of much careful preparation.

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