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Outhere Distribution France, filiale du groupe Outhere Music a lancé en mai dernier la distribution de ses propres labels et de quelques labels partenaires. Notre catalogue compte aujourd’hui près de 15.000 références.

Cette initiative est le reflet de l’engagement d’Outhere Distribution envers les détaillants spécialisés, les grossistes, les commerçants sur internet, les labels et les médias, actifs sur le territoire Français. C’est aussi le moyen pour Outhere Distribution de réaffirmer, qu’aux côtés des enjeux essentiels de la diffusion digitale, le produit physique demeure un objet de grande valeur artistique et un vecteur incontournable de la consommation de musique dans les prochaines années. L’évolution complexe du marché de la musique enregistrée implique une approche spécifique et qualitative des détaillants et des consommateurs, de plus en plus exigeants.

L’équipe commerciale et marketing d’Outhere Distribution France est basée à Paris, ce qui garantit la proximité de nos services à la clientèle Française. Cela donne aussi l’opportunité aux labels intéressés par notre structure commerciale et notre département promotion, de dialoguer avec un distributeur en phase avec la réalité du marché Français. La logistique est quant elle assurée par Naxos Global Logistics à Munich.


BREINER, P.: Caressing Your Soul – Calm Romantic Piano Music
Peter BREINER (b. 1957)
Caressing Your Soul
Calm Romantic Piano Music

Peter Breiner


Peter Breiner is one of the world’s most recorded musicians, with acclaimed releases such as Beatles Go Baroque (8.555010), accounting for millions of albums sold. An exceptional composer/arranger and an accomplished pianist, Breiner is equally at home in almost every genre of music. His origins in Slovakia and his experience in composing for films and for all kinds of audiences has resulted in a personal style that is both accessible and deeply touching. The tranquil and serene pieces for Caressing Your Soul meld melodic substance with musical expression to provide solace, relief and peace of mind in an oasis of calming music.


Carmen [Ballet] (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, 2019)
A ballet in two acts

Choreography by Jiří Bubeníček
Musical Elaboration and Orchestration by Gabriele Bonolis

Bianchi • Ramasar • Rezza • Corpo di Ballo of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma • Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma • Lohraseb

Choreographer Jiří Bubeníček’s Carmen celebrates the incredible inspiration of Bizet’s timeless music in a completely new two-act ballet that also includes music by Albéniz, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Falla, orchestrated and adapted by Gabriele Bonolis. The production emphasises aspects of the original drama, heightening erotic atmosphere of the cigar factory and Carmen’s wild spirit, and including a spectacular on-stage horse. The sensational choreography closely depicts the storyline of Prosper Mérimée’s original novella in a production that was hailed by critics as a triumph.

Also available on Blu-ray (NBD0114V)


MESSAGER, A.: Fortunio [Opera] (Opéra Comique Paris, 2019)
André MESSAGER (1853–1929)
Libretto by Gaston Arman de Caillavet and Robert de Flers
after Le Chandelier by Alfred de Musset

Dubois • Gillet • Leguérinel • Bou • Martin • Chœur Les Éléments • Orchestre des Champs-Élysées • Langrée • Podalydès

André Messager’s Fortunio premiered in 1907 at the Opéra Comique, where it received acclaim that was to last decades. One of the last composers to devote his entire career to opera and operetta, Messager exemplified in his music a feeling for dramatic pacing and the spirit of Belle Époque, qualities that permeate Fortunio, a comédie lyrique in which the dialogue in the libretto is given a continuous musical setting. Taking Alfred de Musset’s play Le Chandelier as his source, Messager explores upper-class society at the turn of the 19th century with subtlety of characterisation and a thoroughly French orchestral transparency.

Also available on Blu-ray (NBD0119V)


MASSENET, J.: Visions (Symphonic Poem) • Espada Suite • Les Érinnyes • Overtures
Jules MASSENET (1842–1912)
Visions – Symphonic Poem
Brumaire • Phèdre (Overtures)
Espada – Suite • Les Érinnyes (Incidental Music)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra • Jean-Luc Tingaud

Jules Massenet is famous for his series of 27 operas that include Manon and Werther, but he also wrote a significant portfolio of orchestral music which include ballets, orchestral suites and incidental music. The works presented here show his versatility and lyricism and include the one-act ballet Espada, saturated in Iberian colour and beguiling rhythms, as well as Les Érinnyes (‘The Furies’) with a vivid sequence of contrasting themes. Modelled after Liszt, Visions is a poème-symphonique of both ethereal and dramatic power.


STRAUSS, R.: Tanzsuite • Divertimento, Op. 86
Richard STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Divertimento, Op. 86

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra • Jun Märkl

Richard Strauss was appointed co-director of the Vienna State Opera in 1919 and soon set about composing a new ballet for the refurbished historic Redoutensaal in the city. At carnival in February 1923 the work was unveiled – a delectable series of eight arrangements of music by François Couperin called Tanzsuite. For the Divertimento, an orchestral suite that includes characteristic Straussian orchestration, and which was written many years later, Strauss rearranged six movements from the earlier work and added two further dances.


HERRMANN, B.: Whitman (Radio Drama) • Souvenirs de Voyage • Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra
Bernard HERRMANN (1911–1975)
(Radio Drama by Norman Corwin)
Souvenirs de voyage • Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra

W. Sharp • Horwitz • D. Jones • Draiblate • Cappelletti Chao • P. Chao • Capps • PostClassical Ensemble • Gil-Ordóñez


Bernard Herrmann was famous for his film scores, but he was also a leading figure in music for radio, to which he brought his inimitable palette of mood and sonority. Whitman, whose subject is Walt Whitman’s collection of poems Leaves of Grass, was a 1944 radio drama, a genre now much neglected but revived in this newly restored version. Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra is not a suite or excerpts from the film but a concert work, re-ordered and re-composed, while Souvenirs de voyage is one of the most polished and seductive of all American chamber works.


BRAHMS, J.: Ein deutscher Requiem, Op. 45
Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
(‘A German Requiem’)

Gansch • Winckhler • Bachchor Mainz • Deutsche Radio Philharmonie • Otto

Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem was initially conceived as a ‘cantata of grief’ – it was the death of his mother and the desire to create a memorial to his friend Robert Schumann that makes this music so intensely personal. With its radiant messages of humanity, consolation and comfort, the Requiem caused a sensation and made Brahms famous virtually overnight. The work is heard here with its ‘ad libitum’ organ and contrabassoon reinstated, enormously intensifying the depth of tone colours and lower sonorities.


Heaven full of Stars – Vasari Singers 40th Anniversary Album
Heaven full of Stars

M. Ford • Vasari Singers • Backhouse

Contemporary sacred choral music has been central to the repertoire of Vasari Singers throughout its existence, and to mark its 40th anniversary it has selected a sequence of anthems, mostly with star-based themes, the vast majority of which are by living composers. The rich variety to be heard reflects the choir’s commitment to the genre, whether in the ecstasy of Ēriks Ešenvalds, the serenity of Jonathan Dove, the shimmering harmonies of Eric Whitacre, or the ethereal beauties of Paul Mealor.


KORNGOLD, E.W.: Piano Trio, Op. 1 • String Sextet, Op. 10
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1840–1913)
Piano Trio, Op. 1 • String Sextet, Op. 10

Spectrum Concerts Berlin

Korngold’s breathtaking precocity is everywhere in evidence in these two chamber masterpieces. The Piano Trio was composed when he was just twelve years old but its symphonic breadth and brilliantly demanding piano writing reveal myriad tonal colours and a mischievous reinvention of conventional Viennese form. Audacious yet rooted in lyricism, the String Sextet was written almost five years later and possesses memorable themes as well as a refined, theatrical intimacy. Spectrum Concerts Berlin has also recorded acclaimed discs of Hindemith (8.572213) and Toch (8.559324 and 8.559282) for Naxos.


SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Songs and Romances
Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
Songs and Romances

Margarita Gritskova • Maria Prinz

The songs of Dmitry Shostakovich reflect the process of allusion and concealment that permeated his larger-scale music, and this selection traces his musical career from lighthearted early experiments to his late work. Settings of the composer’s most loved poets are included, from Marina Tsvetayeva and Mikhail Lermontov to Shakespeare, as well as settings of Jewish folk poetry. The songs are richly varied and include cabaret-like moments, romantic balladry, the avant-garde and satirical subversion. Through the intimate medium of song Shostakovich managed to express the full range of his genius.



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