Newsletter 167  
November 2009  

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  • 17 Nov: William Schuman – Prayer in a Time of War
    RECENT RELEASE
    Naxos 8.559625

  • 11 Nov: Bohuslav Martinu’s Piano Concertos
    RECENT RELEASE
    Ondine ODE 1158-2

  • 4 Nov: To The Four Corners with Huang Ruo
    RECENT RELEASE
    Naxos 8.559653

  • 27 Oct: Morten Lauridsen’s Choral Music
    RECENT RELEASE
    Naxos 8.559304

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Album of the Month


2.110270 ALFANO Cyrano de Bergerac
Placido Domingo • Sondra Radvanovsky • Arturo Chacón Cruz Rod Gilfry • Corrado Carmelo Caruso • Roberto Accurso
Javier Franco • Itxaro Mentxaka • Nahuel di Pierro
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana • Patrick Fournillier, conductor Francesc Perales, chorus master • Michal Znaniecki,
stage director and stage designer

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini’s unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac (1936) with a libretto by Henri Cain based on Edmond Rostand’s drama of the same name. It is a moving tale of romantic misunderstanding, swashbuckling bravado and heartbreaking loyalty, in which the eloquent Cyrano feels unable to express his love for Roxane because of his famously protuberant nose – except on behalf of his handsome but inarticulate friend, Christian. When Domingo and Radvanovsky sang Cyrano and Roxane at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Andante magazine wrote: ‘Incredibly, Cyrano is his 121st role. And it suits him splendidly… Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky was luminous as Roxane, her passionate outbursts showing off her powerful upper register to good effect.’

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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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8.572170 AMIROV Shur, Kyurdi Ovshari,
Gyulistan Bayati Shiraz, Azerbaijan Capriccio

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra • Dmitry Yablonsky

8.572233 ARENSKY 6 Pieces Op 53,
Etudes, Opp 41 & 74, Pres de la mer
Adam Neiman

8.572221 BEETHOVEN String Quintets Opp 29 & 104, Fugue Op 137
Fine Arts Quartet • Gil Sharon

8.572177 BOSSI Organ Works - Theme and Variations,
Piece heroique, Konzertstuck in C minor, Pieces for Organ

Pier Damiano Peretti

8.572284 THE BOTTESINI COLLECTION Vol 5
Thomas Martin and Timothy Cobb, double basses
Christopher Oldfather, piano

8.579004 CASABLANCAS 7 escenes de Hamlet,
New Epigrams, In modo di Passacaglia

Barcelona 216 • Manel Valdivieso

8.559358 American Choral Music –
PERSICHETTI/SCHUMAN/BOLCOM/FINE/FOSS

University of Texas Chamber Singers • James Morrow

8.572264 Clarinet Hive -
PIAZZOLLA/HARBISON/SCHULLER/PERSICHETTI

Schoen Ardan Morales Paradise

8.570999 GINASTERA Estancia (excerpts),
Suite de danzas criollas, Popol vuh

London Symphony Orchestra • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra • Gisele Ben-Dor

8.572262 GRANADOS Piano Trio, Piano Quintet
LOM Piano Trio • Manuel Porta Gallego, violin Joaquin Riquelme Garcia, viola

8.570956 MOMPOU Piano Music, Vol 5 – Perimplinada,
Ballet, Glossa y fantasia sobre Au Clair de la lune

Jordi Maso, piano • Olio • Pich • Magaldi

8.570744 MONTSALVATGE Piano Music, Vol 1 - 3 Impromptus,
3 Divertimentos, Sonatina para Yvette, Recondita Armonia

Jordi Maso, piano • Granollers Chamber Orchestra • Francesc Guillen

8.570756 MONTSALVATGE Piano Music Vol 2 - El Arca de Noe,
5 Ocells en Llibertat, Concierto de Albayzin

Jordi Maso, piano • Granollers Chamber Orchestra • Francesc Guillen

9.70073 REBAY Complete Oboe and Guitar Music
Maria Pilar Sanchez, oboe • Gonzalo Noque, guitar

8.572204 RIES Complete Piano Sonatas and Sonatinas Vol 3
- Op 9 No 2 & Op 26, ‘L'infortunee’, The Dream Op 49

Susan Kagan

8.572141 TURINA Piano Music Vol 6 – Ritmos, Fantasia Italiana, Fantasia sobre 5 notas, Fantasia cinematografica
Jordi Maso, piano

8.572346 VIERNE The Songs of Notre Dame
Michael R. Bundy, baritone • Jeremy Filsell, piano


Most Streamed Tracks October 2009 & Recommended Listening

1.

BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet
in E flat major WoO 36 No 1 - Adagio assai

from the album BEETHOVEN  Piano Quartets, WoO 36
New Zealand Piano Quartet
8.570998

 

  You may also enjoy:
BEETHOVEN String Quintets Opp 29 & 104,
Fugue Op 137

Fine Arts Quartet, Sharon
8.572221

2.

HAYDN String Quartet Op 33 No 2 Hob.III:38
‘The Joke’ - Finale

from the album HAYDN String Quartets Op 33 Nos 1, 2 & 5
Kodaly Quartet
8.550788

 

  You may also enjoy:
THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS (25 CDs)
Kodaly Quartet
8.502400

3.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No 2
- Adagio molto-Allegro con brio

from the album BEETHOVEN Symphonies Nos 2 & 5
Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, Drahos
8.553476

 

  You may also enjoy:
A MUSICAL JOURNEY - RAVENNA,
VENICE & FAENZA (DVD)

with music by Mozart
2.110237

4.

LEONIN Viderunt omnes (2-part organum)
from the album LEONIN/PEROTIN
Sacred Music from Notre-Dame Cathedral   
Tonus Peregrinus, Pitts
8.557340

 

  You may also enjoy:
In Terra Pax – A Christmas Anthology
Doyle, Williams, City of London Choir,
Bournemoth Symphony, Wetton

8.572102

5.

MACHAUT La Messe de Nostre Dame – Kyrie
from the album MACHAUT La Messe de Nostre Dame, Le Voir Dit
Oxford Camerata, Summerly
8.553833

 

  You may also enjoy:
SEIZED BY SWEET DESIRE – Singing Nuns and Ladies, From the Cathedral to the Bed Chamber
Musica Ficta, Holten
8.572265

6.

GLASS String Quartets No 2 – I.
From the album GLASS String Quartets Nos 1-4
Carducci String Quartet
8.559636

 

  You may also enjoy:
GERSHWIN Clarinet and Strings Music -
Porgy and Bess Suite, An American in Paris, Preludes
Lethiec, Sinfonia Finlandia, Gallois
8.570939


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