Newsletter 115   
December 2006   

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  Featured Album

Heinrich Wilhelm ERNST: Music for Violin and Orchestra

This new CD presents an appealing cross-section of Ernst’s own music, and should certainly raise the profile of a violin genius whose name is now seldom heard. It is performed by the award-winning violinist Ilya Grubert, who plays a 1740 Guarnieri violin once owned by Henryk Wieniawski.

Fantaisie Brillante sur la Marche et la Romance d’Otello de Rossini, Op. 11; Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 23 (Concerto Allegro-Pathétique); Elégie sur la mort d’un objet chéri, Op. 10; Concertino in D major, Op. 12; Rondo Papageno, Op. 20

Ilya Grubert (violin), Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky

Cat. 8.557565

BRAHMS: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 17
J. Joachim - Demetrius Overture, Op. 6 (arr. 2 pianos, 4-hands), Anh. Ia/4 • Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 (arr. 2 pianos, 4-hands)
Silke-Thora Matthies, piano / Christian Kohn, piano
Cat. 8.555849

Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor • Trio elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9
Eduard Wulfson, violin / Dmitry Yablonsky, cello / Valeri Grohovski, piano
Cat. 8.557423

ERNST: Music for Violin and Orchestra
Elegie sur la mort d'un objet cheri, Op. 10 • Fantaisie Brillante sur la Marche et la Romance d'Otello de Rossini, Op. 11 • Rondo Papageno, Op. 21 • Violin Concertino in D major, Op. 12 • Violin Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 23, "Concerto Allegro-Pathetique"
Ilya Grubert, violin / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Cat. 8.557565
STRAUSS, R: Piano Music
5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3, TrV 105 • Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 5, TrV 103 • Stimmungsbilder (Moods and Fancies), Op. 9, TrV 127
Stefan Veselka, piano
Cat. 8.557713
DOWLAND: Lute Music, Vol. 2
Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard, P. 19 • Dowland's Adieu for Master Oliver Cromwell (arr. for lute) • Dowland's Tears (arr. N. North of I Saw My Lady Weep) • Galliard in G minor, P. 30 • Galliard to Lachrimae, P. 46 • Lachrimae (alternative version) and others
Nigel North, lute
Cat. 8.557862
MAYR: L'Armonia / Cantata sopra la morte di Beethoven
Talia Or, soprano / Altin Piriu, tenor / Nikolay Borchev, bass / Simon Mayr Choir / Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra / Franz Hauk, conductor
Cat. 8.557958
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5
London Symphony Orchestra / James DePreist, conductor
Cat. 8.557990
ALWYN: Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings / Elizabethan Dances / The Innumerable Dance
Eleanor Hudson, harp / Jonathan Small, oboe / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Cat. 8.570144
HARRIS, William: Choral Music
Bring us, O Lord God • Evening hymn, "O joyful light" • Evening Hymn, "The night is come" • Faire is the heav'n • From a heart made whole • I said to the man and others
Ben Alden, tenor / Ronan Busfield, tenor / James Birchall, bass / Gareth Dayus-Jones, bass / Giles White, bass / Roger Judd, organ / St. George's Chapel Choir, Windsor / Tim Byram-Wigfield, conductor
Cat. 8.570148
SCHUMANN: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
Fine Arts Quartet
Cat. 8.570151
KAGEL: Szenario / Duodramen / Liturgien
Margaret Chalker, soprano / Martyn Hill, tenor / Romain Bischoff, baritone / Roland Hermann, baritone / Wout Oosterkamp, bass-baritone / Lisbon Gulbenkian Chorus / Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mauricio Kagel, conductor
Cat. 8.570179
GOMBERT: Motets and Chansons
A quoy tient il (a 4) • Aspice Domine quia facta est (a 4) • Ave Maria (a 5) • Ave regina caelorum (a 5) • En attendant l'espoir (a 6) • Je suis trop jonette (a 3) and others
Noel Bisson, soprano / Capella Alamire / Woodman Consort of Viols / Peter Urquhart, conductor
Cat. 8.570180

Limited Edition
VITALI: Trio Sonatas, Op. 1
Trio Sonata in A minor, Op. 1, No. 11 • Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 8 • Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 1, No. 2 • Trio Sonata in C minor, Op. 1, No. 9 • Trio Sonata in D major, Op. 1, No. 1 • Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 4 and others
Cat. 8.570182

Limited Edition

DITTERSDORF: Symphonies in D major, A major and E flat major
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra / Alvaro Cassuto, conductor
Cat. 8.570198

  Naxos Opera
CAVALLI: Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne
Mario Zeffiri, tenor / Marianna Pizzolato, mezzo-soprano / Marisa Martins, mezzo-soprano / Agustin Prunell-Friend, tenor and other soloists / Galicia Youth Symphony Orchestra / Alberto Zedda, conductor
Cat. 8.660187-88
  Naxos American Classics
CRUMB: Vox Balaenae / Federico's Little Songs for Children / 11 Echoes of Autumn
Robert Aitken, flutes / Teri Dunn, soprano / Erica Goodman, harp / David Hetherington, cello and others
Cat. 8.559205

HOVHANESS: Khrimian Hairig / Guitar Concerto / Symphony No. 60
David Leisner, guitar / Lars Ranch, trumpet / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559294
HIGDON: Piano Trio / Voices / Impressions
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola / Nicholas Kitchen, violin / Melissa Kleinbart, violin / Anne Akiko Meyers, violin / Adam Neiman, piano / Wilhelmina Smith, cello / Alisa Weilerstein, cello / Cypress String Quartet
Cat. 8.559298
ROREM: Double Concerto / After Reading Shakespeare
Jaime Laredo, violin / Sharon Robinson, cello / IRIS Orchestra / Michael Stern, conductor
Cat. 8.559316
SCHUMAN, W.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5 / Judith
Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Cat. 8.559317
  Naxos American Jewish Music
3 Psalms (excerpts) • Adonai Malakh (Psalm 93) • Cantata based on Psalm 1 • Ma Tovu • Psalm 117 • Psalm 126 and others
Theodore Bikel, narrator / Justin Bischof, organ / Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ / Joseph Evans, tenor / Meir Finkelstein, tenor / BBC Singers / Coral Carmina / Laudibus / London Chorus / Neimah Singers / Spectrum / Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra / Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Samuel Adler, conductor / Michael Brewer, conductor / Ronald Corp, conductor / Patrick Gardner, conductor / Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor and others
Cat. 8.559445
  Marco Polo
STRAUSS I, J.: Edition - Vol. 10
Beliebte Sperl-Polka (Popular Sperl Polka), Op. 133 • Cotillons uber Thema aus Die Hugenotten von Meyerbeer, Op. 92 • Die Nachtwandler (The Sleepwalkers), Walzer, Op. 88 • Erinnerung an Deutschland (Reminiscence of Germany), Walzer, Op. 87 • Heimath-Klange (Home Country Sounds), Walzer, Op. 84 • Jubel-Quadrille (Anniversary Quadrille), Op. 130 and others
Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina / Ernst Marzendorfer, conductor
Cat. 8.225286

  Naxos Historical Recordings

BACH, J.S.: Well-Tempered Clavier (The), Book II (Landowska) (1951-1954)
Wanda Landowska, harpsichord
Cat. 8.111061-63

Not available in the United States.


VERDI: Don Carlo (Christoff, Filippeschi, Gobbi) (1954)
Boris Christoff, bass / Mario Filippeschi, tenor / Tito Gobbi, baritone / Giulio Neri, bass / Plinio Clabassi, bass and other soloists / Orchestra and Chorus of the Rome Opera House / Gabriele Santini, conductor
Cat. 8.111132-34

Not available in the United States.

MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 / PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Menuhin) (1934-1952)
Yehudi Menuhin, violin / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Paris Symphony Orchestra / Adrian Boult, conductor / George Enescu, conductor / Pierre Monteux, conductor
Cat. 8.111135

Not available in the United States.


SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Mozart and Viennese Operetta Aria Recordings (1926-1938)
Das Dreimaderlhaus: Was macht glucklich • Der Fremdenfuhrer: O Wien, mein liebes Wien • Der Obersteiger, Act II: Sei nicht bos' • Der Opernball, Op. 40, Act III: Im chambre separee • Der Vogelhandler, Act II: Wie mein Ahn'l zwanzig Jahr! • Die Fledermaus, Act II: Mein Herr Marquis and others
Elisabeth Schumann, soprano / Marjorie Heyward, violin / Studio orchestra / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Karl Alwin, conductor / George W. Byng, conductor / Lawrance Collingwood, conductor / Walter Goehr, conductor / Leo Rosenek, conductor
Cat. 8.111100

Not available in the United States.

  Naxos Jazz Legends
ELLINGTON, Duke: Blue Abandon (1946) (Duke Ellington, Vol. 12)
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing • Blue Abandon • Crosstown • Deep South Suite • Double Ruff • Fickle Fling and others
Duke Ellington, piano / Cat Anderson, trumpet / Lawrence Brown, trombone / Harry Carney, baritone saxophone / Leonard Feather, narrator and others / Duke Ellington Orchestra / Duke Ellington, conductor
Cat. 8.120812

Not available in the United States
  Naxos Nostalgia
HOPE, Bob: Thanks for the Memories (1938-1955)
Anchorage Monologue from Chesterfield program, Anchorage, Alaska • Blind Date • Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U.S. Marine Corps from Camp Pendleton, California • Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U.S. Navy from Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Illionois • Bob Hope introduces Lucky Us • Fancy Pants: Home Cookin' and others
Bob Hope, vocals with Ken Carpenter, vocals / Bing Crosby, vocals / W. C. Fields, vocals / Dorothy Lamour, vocals / Andrews Sisters / Clark Sisters / Foys / Starlighters / Billy May Orchestra / Harry Sosnik Orchestra / Joseph Lilley Orchestra / Paramount Studio Orchestra / Paul Weston Orchestra / Studio orchestra / Vic Schoen Orchestra / Joseph Lilley, conductor and others
Cat. 8.120836

Not available in the United States
  EuroArts DVD
LISZT: Faust Symphony (A) (NTSC)
Kenneth Riegel, tenor / Tanglewood Festival Chorus / Boston Syonphony Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Cat. 2072078

Available in Europe, Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, South Africa, Hong Kong

OFFENBACH: Hommage a Offenbach (PAL)
La Belle Helene (Chatelet, 2000)• Offenbach Gala (Chatelet, 2001) • Orphee aux Enfers (Lyon Opera, 1997)
Natalie Dessay, soprano / Cassandre Berthon, mezzo-soprano / Yann Beuron, tenor / Steven Cole, tenor / Laurent Alvaro, baritone and others / Les Musiciens du Louvre / Lyon National Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Mark Minkowski, conductor
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