Newsletter 165  
October 2009  

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  • Sep 8: Romantic Violin Concertos
    Dacapo 6.220562

  • Sep 16: Richard Strauss’ Orchestral Suites
    Naxos 8.572041

  • Sep 22: Fanfares and Overtures with Rutgers Wind Ensemble
    Naxos 8.572230

  • Sep 23: Rautavaara’s 12 Concertos
    Ondine ODE1156-2Q

  • Sep 28: Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony
    Naxos 8.559635

  • Sep 29: Johan Svendsen’s Norwegian Rhapsodies
    Naxos 8.570322

  • Oct 6: David Aaron Carpenter plays Elgar and Schnittke
    Ondine ODE1153-2

  • Oct 13: The Masses of Joseph Haydn
    Naxos 8.508009

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Albums of the Month

8.669022-24 ADAMS Nixon in China
Robert Orth (Richard Nixon)
Maria Kanyova (Pat Nixon)
Thomas Hammons (Henry Kissinger)
Marc Heller (Mao Tse-tung)
Tracy Dahl (Madame Mao [Chiang Ch’ing])
Chen-Ye Yuan (Chou En-lai)
Melissa Malde (1st Secretary [Nancy T’ang])
Julie Simson (2nd Secretary)
Jennifer DeDominici (3rd Secretary)
Opera Colorado Chorus
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor

A longtime collaborator of John Adams and champion of his music, Marin Alsop directs this live recording of Opera Colorado’s 25th Anniversary Celebration production of Nixon in China, presented at Denver’s new Ellie Caulkins Opera House during the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention, and featuring an internationally recognized cast. Alice Goodman’s epic libretto and John Adams’s distinctive music weave together a colorful fabric of actual events from President Nixon’s historic visit to the People’s Republic of China with intimate examinations of the opera’s real life characters. The spectacle, drama, humor and pathos of this masterpiece remain as compelling today as when the opera was premiered in 1987.
(Sykes, Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir,
Peabody Children's Chorus, Baltimore Symphony, Alsop) 8.559622-23

Symphonies Vol 2 - Symphonies Nos 5 & 9

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Following their electrifying account of Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony (8.572082), Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra explore the profound ambivalences of the composer’s most performed symphony, the Fifth, written in 1937 at a time when he was under intense personal and political pressure from the authorities. The jaunty, neo-classical character of the Ninth Symphony (1945) prompted Shostakovich to remark that ‘musicians will like to play it, and critics will delight in blasting it’. Shostakovich’s startlingly different original draft for the opening of the Ninth’s first movement is available on 8.572138.
GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2009 Best Orchestral Recording TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony, The Voyevoda
(Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Petrenko) 8.570568

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Naxos Digital Releases

Alongside our unparalleled range of monthly new CD and DVD releases, Naxos also releases a marvellous selection of digital albums. For more information about this month’s digital titles and to purchase them from ClassicsOnline, please click on the album covers or titles below.
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8.559636 GLASS String Quartets Nos 1-4
Carducci String Quartet

8.557667 GUARNIERI Piano Concertos Nos 4-6
Max Barros, piano • Warsaw Philharmonic • Thomas Conlin, conductor

8.559657 HAGEN Piano Trios Nos 1-4
Finisterra Piano Trio

8.572190 KLETZKI Piano Concerto / 3 Preludes / Fantasie
Joseph Banowetz, piano • Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Sanderling, conductor

8.570605 MA Music for Violin and Piano Vol 2
Hsiao-mei Ku, violin • Ning Lu, piano

8.572278 MILHAUD Cinema-Fantaisie d'apres Le Boeuf sur le toit, Suite, Violin Sonata No 2, Scaramouche
Jean-Marc Fessard, clarinet • Frederic Pelassy, violin • Eliane Reyes, piano

8.570926 MOZART Missa solemnis / MAYR Te Deum
Simon Mayr Choir • Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra
Franz Hauk, conductor

8.557881 MOZART Piano Concertos Nos 12, 13 & 14
(version for piano and string quartet)

Robert Blocker, piano • Biava Quartet

8.572193 PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet
(excerpts arr. for brass band)

Eikanger-Bjorsvik Band • Bjarte Engeset, conductor

8.572173 REGER Clarinet Sonatas, Opp 49 & 107
Janet Hilton, clarinet • Jakob Fichert, piano

8.570892 ROBIN Organ Music - Regard vers l'Air,
3 Elements d'un Songe, Cercles Reflechissants

Jean-Baptiste Robin

8.570941 RUBINSTEIN Piano Music Vol 1 - Akrostichon No 2,
Theme and Variations

Joseph Banowetz

8.570942 RUBINSTEIN Piano Music Vol 2 - Akrostichon No 1,
Souvenir de Dresde

Joseph Banowetz

8.559380 SCHOENFIELD 6 British Folk Songs, Peccadilloes, Refractions
James Tocco, piano • Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet • Yehuda Hanani, cello
Paul Schoenfield, piano

8.559607 WACHNER Choral Works Vol 1
Elora Festival Singers • Noel Edison, conductor

8.572345 WIDOR Songs of Saint Sulpice
Michael R. Bundy, baritone • Jeremy Filsell, piano

Most Streamed Tracks September 2009 & Recommended Listening


HUBAY Violin Concerto No 1 – Allegro appassionato
from the album HUBAY Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2,
Scenes de la Csarda Nos 3 & 4
Hanslip, Bournemouth Symphony, Mogrelia


  You may also enjoy:
JOACHIM Violin Concerto ‘In the Hungarian Style’,
Violin Concerto in G minor

Suyoen Kim, Staatskapelle Weimar, Halasz


JS BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue - Fantasia
from the album JS BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue,
Partita No 4, English Suite No 3
Lisa Goode Crawford


  You may also enjoy:
SPOHR Double String Quartets Vol 1 - Nos 1 & 2
Forde Ensemble


MENDELSSOHN Capriccio in E minor
from the album MENDELSSOHN String Quartets Vol 2
New Zealand String Quartet


  You may also enjoy:
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartets Vol 1-
String Quartets Nos 1, 4 & 6

New Zealand String Quartet


SCHMIDT Symphony No 2 – Lebhaft
From the album SCHMIDT Symphony No 2, Fuga Solemnis
Malmo Symphony, Sinaisky


  You may also enjoy:
SCHMIDT Symphony No 1, Notre Dame Act I: Introduction, Interlude and Carnival Music
Malmo Symphony, Sinaisky


SINDING Cantus doloris
from the album SINDING Violin & Piano Music Vol 1
Kraggerud, Hadland


  You may also enjoy:
YSAYE String Trio ‘Le Chimay’,
Sonata for 2 Violins, Cello Sonata

Kraggerud, Monsen, Tomter, Ree


BIZET L'Arlesienne Suite No 2 - Farandole
from the album BIZET L'Arlesienne Suites Nos 1 & 2,
Carmen Suites Nos 1 & 2
Philharmonia Cassovia, Walter


  You may also enjoy:
SARASATE Violin and Orchestra Music Vol 1
Tianwa Yang, Navarre Symphony, Martinez-Izquierdo


R STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite
from the album R STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite,
Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten,
Symphonic Fragment from Josephs Legende
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Falletta


  You may also enjoy:
STRAUSS Symphonia Domestica, Metamorphosen
Weimar Staatskapelle, Wit


LISZT Soirees italiennes - No 1 La primavera: Canzonetta
from the album LISZT Soirees italiennes, Paganini Etudes,
Impromptu brillant sur des themes de Rossini et Spontini
(Liszt Complete Piano Music Vol 30)  
Gianluca Luisi


  You may also enjoy:
BUSONI Piano Music Vol 6 - Piano Sonata in F minor, Prelude et etude, Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam
Wolf Harden


BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet in E flat major
- Allegro con spirito

from the album BEETHOVEN Piano Quartets WoO 36
New Zealand Piano Quartet


  You may also enjoy:
FRANCK String Quartet in D major,
Piano Quintet in F minor

Cristina Ortiz, Fine Arts Quartet

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