Musística: Sophie Karthäuser sings Poulenc: Melodies – Les anges musiciens

via Musística: Karthäuser sings Poulenc: Melodies – Les anges musiciens.

Release date: April 8, 2014

Sophie Karthäuser © DR

“Francis Poulenc’s songs are among the most beautiful and accomplished in the entire French repertoire. A friend of poets like Apollinaire, Eluard, Aragon and Louise de Vilmorin, he was constantly alert to their imaginative worlds and their mystery. The voluptuous or nostalgic nonchalance, the gentle melancholy or the impertinent flippancy of these works never appear to take themselves seriously, and invariably represent the highest art. On this recording, the renowned Belgian soprano Sophie Karthauser returns to harmonia mundi for her first recital program, performing a generous selection of Poulenc’s Melodies.”*
* [Editorial review @ Amazon]

Playlist
1 Francis Poulenc: Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon – Arianne Abela Senior Recital
2 Sophie Karthäuser et Café Zimmermann “Ach, ich fühl’s” W.A. Mozart
3 Hôtel (Banalités, Poulenc): Sarah Champion, mezzo soprano; Nico de Villiers, piano
4 Poulenc, Fiançailles pour rire (Mireille Delunsch, soprano)
5 Francis Poulenc at the piano: Denise Duval soprano – From “La courte paille”: “Les Anges musiciens” and “Quelle aventure!”
   

 
Poulenc: Melodies - Les anges musiciens Title Poulenc: Melodies – Les anges musiciens
Artists Sophie Karthäuser, Eugene Asti, Francis Poulenc, None
Binding Audio CD
Label Harmonia Mundi
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: Copland: Piano Concerto, El Salon Mexico, Old American Songs

via Musística: Copland: Piano Concerto, El Salon Mexico, Old American Songs.

Release date: April 8, 2014

“If you have ever been to Mexico you probably know why a composer should want to write a piece of music about it. Nevertheless, I must admit that it came as something of a surprise when I left Mexico in 1932, after a first visit, to find myself with exactly that idea firmly implanted in my mind. It isn’t as if I had never been away from home before. I had done my share of wandering about, and had even ventured as far as old Fez in Morocco without bringing back any musical souvenirs. But there must have been something different about Mexico. Or perhaps it wasn’t just Mexico—perhaps my piece might never have been written if it hadn’t been for the existence of the Salón México.”
[Aaron Copland]

Playlist
1 Copland: clip from the movie El Salón México (1996) part 8/8: Edith Gonzalez, Demián Bichir, Steven Brown, Blanca Guerra, Gerardo Camarena, Alberto Estrella, Manuel Ojeda, María Rojo, Tiare Scanda, Román Valenzuela
2 Leo Smit plays Aaron Copland Piano Concerto: Radio Rome Symphony Orchestra;
Aaron Copland, conductor
3 Copland: El Salón México ∙ hr-SinfonieorchesterCarlos Miguel Prieto
4 Copland / Appalachian Spring (1945 Suite): 1/2. Antal Doráti conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded by Mercury in 1961.
5 Two songs by Aaron Copland; William Warfield, bass-baritone
   

 
Copland: Piano Concerto, El Salon Mexico, Old American Songs Title Copland: Piano Concerto, El Salon Mexico, Old American Songs
Artists Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Abravanel, Antal Doráti, New York Philharmonic, William Warfield
Binding Audio CD
Label Praga
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: Karajan: Best of Maestro

via Musística: Herbert von Karajan: Best of Maestro.

Release date: April 8, 2014

Herbert von Karajan. © Universal Classics.

Herbert von Karajan. © Universal Classics.

Karajan: Best of Maestro includes music from the baroque (Vivaldi), to the 20th century (Jules Massenet), with works of Mozart, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Respighi, and Bizet.

Playlist
1 Mozart / Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, 1958: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 – Movement 1
2 Anne-Sophie Mutter 4 Seasons Vivaldi Spring I Allegro
3 Johann Strauss I – Radetzky March – Karajan
4 Georges Bizet / Herbert von Karajan, 1958: Carmen, Suite No. 1 – Prelude, Act 1
   

 
Best of Maestro Title Best of Maestro
Artists Herbert von Karajan (conductor), Tchaikovsky (composer), Mozart (composer), Vivaldi (composer), Wagner (composer), Johann Strauss I (composer), Johann Strauss II (composer), Ottorino Respighi (composer), Georges Bizet (composer), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Binding Audio CD
Label Imports
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: Donizetti: Rita – Deux Hommes et Une Femme

via Musística: Donizetti: Rita – Deux Hommes et Une Femme.

Release date: April 8, 2014

Katarina Karnéus - Photo: Mats Bäcker

Katarina Karnéus – Photo: Mats Bäcker

“Rita, ou Le mari battu (Rita, or The Beaten Husband) is an opéra comique in one act, composed by Gaetano Donizetti to a French libretto by Gustave Vaëz. The opera, a domestic comedy consisting of eight musical numbers connected by spoken dialogue, was completed in 1841 under its original title Deux hommes et une femme (Two Men and a Woman). Never performed in Donizetti’s lifetime, Rita premiered posthumously at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 7 May 1860.” *
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_(opera)

Playlist
1 L’Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Liège: Donizetti – Rita, ou Le mari battu. Conductor: Claudio Scimone; Rita – Priscille Laplace; Peppe – Aldo Caputo; Gaspar – Alberto Rinaldi
2 Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni (Juan, Christopher Maltman) – Official UK trailer (October 2012)
3 Katarina Karnéus sings Mahler‘s Ruckert Lieder, Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
4 Tchaikovsky‘s famous 1812 Overture (Part 1) performed by the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Mark Elder at the Royal Albert Hall during the Nations Favourite Prom 2004
   

Donizetti: Rita - Deux Hommes et Une Femme Title Donizetti: Rita – Deux Hommes et Une Femme
Artists Katarina Karnéus, Barry Banks, Christopher Maltman, Mark Elder, Gaetano Donizetti
Binding Audio CD
Label Opera Rara
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: Selected Works for Orchestra – Augusta Read Thomas

via Musística: Selected Works for Orchestra – Augusta Read Thomas.

Release date: April 8, 2014

Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas

“For nine years from 1997, Augusta Read Thomas was composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, and three of the pieces on this disc were composed either for that great orchestra or its sibling new-music ensemble, MusicNow.” *
* www.theguardian.com

Playlist
1 Augusta Read Thomas 2nd violin concerto “Carillon Sky” – Mei-Fang Wang violin
2 Augusta Read Thomas: Handmade Sounds
3 The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays Of Paradise and Light by Augusta Read Thomas
4 Music Now! Ensemble – In C by Terry Riley – 15 minute excerpt – Totnes
   

Selected Works for Orchestra Title Selected Works for Orchestra
Artists Augusta Read Thomas, Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, MusicNOW Ensemble
Binding Audio CD
Label Nimbus Records
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: Weinberg: Symphony No.10 String Trio

via Musística: Weinberg: Symphony No.10 String Trio.

Release date: April 8, 2014

Gidon Kremer, © Kasskara/ECM Records

Playlist
1 Mieczysław Weinberg (Sonatina, Rhapsody & interview): Linus Roth and José Gallardo
2 Mieczysław Weinberg – Concertino op. 42 – für Violine und Streichorchester – 1. Satz
3 Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica: Mozart – Violin Concerto No 2 in D major
4 Daniil TrifonovChopin: 12 Etudes, op. 25
   

Weinberg: Symphony No.10 String Trio Title Weinberg: Symphony No.10 String Trio
Artists Gidon Kremer
Binding Audio CD
Label Imports
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: America! Vol.3 – From Modern to Pop Art

via Musística: America! Vol.3 – From Modern to Pop Art.

Release date: April 08, 2014

Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices – Photo by Julien Jourdes

Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices – Photo by Julien Jourdes

The AMERICA collection presents a glimpse of american music of the 20th century. ‘From Modern to Pop Art’ From John Cage and George Crumb, to the more romantic Bernstein and Copland.

Playlist
1 John Cage – Story – Theatre of Voices (America, Vol. 3: From Modern to Pop Art)
2 Samuel Barber – Agnus Dei, Op.11 – Conspirare (America, Vol. 3: From Modern to Pop Art)
3 Dieterich Buxtehude Cantatas feat. Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices and Bine Bryndorf
4 TEDxAustin – Craig Hella JohnsonConspirare Big Sing
   


Musística: Tai Murray: American Journey

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Release date: April 8, 2014

Tai Murray

Photo from www.bbc.co.uk

Playlist
1 Sphinx competition winner Tai Murray performs the solo Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 27, No. 4, by Eugène Ysaÿe. Cheryl Willoughby is the host. Taken from the popular Classical New England series “Drive Time Live.”
2 Leonard Bernstein – Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Phaedrus – Pausanias – 1. Svetlin Roussev, violin; Maxim Eshkenazy, conductor; Classic FM M-Tel Orchestra, Bulgaria Hall.
3 Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings, op.11. Original broadcast from the Albert Hall in London September 15, 2001. Leonard Slatkin conducts the $artist_page: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
4 The Rainstorm. From the original score, “Psycho”. Composed by Bernard Herrmann. This recording of the score is conducted by Joel McNeely with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
5 George Gershwin: Three Preludes. George Gershwin: Three Preludes
Piano: Lars Roos
3 Charles Ives: “The Unanswered Question”. (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas).
   


Musística: Evgeny Kissin plays Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’

via Musística: Evgeny Kissin plays Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’.

Release date: Apr 08, 2014

Evgeny Kissin

Nan Melville for The New York Times

Playlist
1 Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 in E-flat major. Evgeny Kissin.
2 Evgeny Kissin La Campanella: third of Franz Liszt‘s six Grandes études de Paganini (“Grand Paganini Études”), S. 141 (1851)
3 Weber‘s Der Freischütz – Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra
4 London Symphony Orchestra in two minutes!
   

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 `Emper Title Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 `Emper
Artists Evgeny Kissin
Binding Audio CD
Label Imports
Release date 2014-04-08
 

Musística: The Erato Story – Haydn: Concertos for Cello, Trumpet and Two Horns

via Musística: The Erato Story – Haydn: Concertos for Cello, Trumpet andamp; Two Horns.

Release date: 04 08, 2014

André Navarra

André Navarra

Playlist
1 Han-Na Chang – Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major(3/3)
2 Haydn / Maurice André, 1968: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.: VII e, 1 – Complete
3 Joseph Haydn Concerto for 2 Horns in E flat major HobVIId/2, Tylšar Brothers
4 André Navarra – Schumann, Cello concerto A min
   

The Erato Story - Haydn: Concertos for Cello, Trumpet & Two Horns Title The Erato Story – Haydn: Concertos for Cello, Trumpet & Two Horns
Artists André Navarra, Maurice André, Franz Joseph Haydn, Jean-François Paillard, Karl Ristenpart, Orchestre de Chamber Jean-François Paillard, Orchestre de la Radiodiffusion Sarroise
Binding Audio CD
Label Erato Disques
Release date 2014-04-08