Musística: The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School – Christmas in Harvard Square

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Release date: October 07, 2014

Choir students rehearse at St. Paul's Choir School in Cambridge, Mass.

Choir students rehearse at St. Paul’s Choir School in Cambridge, Mass.

About The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School
“St. Paul’s Choir School is a Catholic choir school located at The Church of St. Paul (Harvard Square) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1963, the middle school for boys in fourth through eighth grades is the only boys’ choir school in the United States of America affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Choir School educates and trains the choirboys who sing soprano in The Choir of St. Paul’s | Harvard Square, a choir of boys and men. The choir sings for liturgical services at St. Paul Church and performs primarily in and around the Boston area.” *
* [Wikipedia]

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1 O Come All Ye Faithful – The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School
2 Angelus Ad Virginem – The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School
3 Once In Royal David’s City – Composer: Henry Gauntlett – The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School
4 “The Little Road to Bethlehem” from Christmas in Harvard Square – The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School
   


Christmas in Harvard Square Title Christmas in Harvard Square
Artists John Rutter, David Willcocks, The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School, John Robinson
Binding Audio CD
Label Universal Music Classics
Release date October 07, 2014

Musística: Philip Cave conducts Magnificat Baroque Ensemble – Da Palestrina: Song of Songs

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Release date: May 27, 2014

The Assumption of the Virgin, Francesco Botticini (c.1475)

The Assumption of the Virgin, Francesco Botticini (c.1475)

About Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
“Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 1594) was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. He has had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony. Palestrina left hundreds of compositions, including 105 masses, 68 offertories, at least 140 madrigals and more than 300 motets. In addition, there are at least 72 hymns, 35 magnificats, 11 litanies, and four or five sets of lamentations.” *
* [Wikipedia]

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1 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, “Osculetur me” (performed by Stile Antico)
2 Palestrina: Sicut lilium inter spinas – performed by The Tallis Scholars
3 J. S. Bach – Christmas Oratorio – Cantata I – Coro I – Jauchzet, frohlocket! Magnificat Baroque Ensemble – dir. Massimo Grechi – 18 Gennaio 2013
4 Thomas Tallis ~ Lamentations I
   

Da Palestrina: Song of Songs Title Da Palestrina: Song of Songs
Artists Philip Cave, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Magnificat
Binding Audio CD
Label LINN
Release date 2014-05-27

Musística: Éric Le Sage & Frank Braley play Mozart: Piano Sonatas for Four Hands

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Release date: December 09, 2014

Frank Braley et Eric Le Sage

Frank Braley et Eric Le Sage

About pianists Éric Le Sage and Frank Braley
“Éric Le Sage (1964) is a French classical music pianist. He is a highly acclaimed performer of Schumann’s piano music and of chamber music in general, and his deep interest in unknown works has earned him a catalogue of over 50 concertos. He is also, with clarinetist Paul Meyer and flutist Emmanuel Pahud, the founder and artistic director of the “Musique à l’Empéri” international chamber music festival in Salon de Provence, France. Le Sage is the winner of major international competitions, such as Porto in 1985 and the Robert Schumann competition in Zwickau in 1989. He was also a prizewinner at the Leeds International Competition that same year, which allowed him to perform under the direction of Simon Rattle.”
“Frank Braley (1968) is a French classical music pianist. He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and three years later was awarded unanimously first prizes for piano and chamber music. In 1991, he took part for the first time in an international competition, the Queen Elizabeth Competition of Belgium and won the First Grand Prize. In July 2002 Braley debuted with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, at the Tanglewood Festival, with conductor Hans Graf. The following year he debuted at Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain.”*
* [Wikipedia]

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1 Argerich and Kissin piano 4 hands – Mozart Sonata KV 521 (part 1/2)
2 W.A. Mozart: Sonata F Major KV 497/1.mov. Adagio – Allegro di molto – pianoduo “Christine Gerwig & Efraín González” – Germany (2008)
3 Daniel Barenboim & Lang LangW.A. Mozart Sonata K 448 1 Allegro con spirito
4 Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (Poulenc) – Éric Le Sage / Frank Braley, pianists – Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège – Conductor: Stéphane Denève
   


Mozart: Piano Sonata for Four Hands Title Mozart: Piano Sonata for Four Hands
Artists Éric Le Sage, Frank Braley, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Binding Audio CD
Label Imports
Release date December 09, 2014

Musística: Anne-Marie McDermott plays Haydn: Piano Sonatas and Concertos

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Release date: December 15, 2014

Anne-Marie McDermott

Anne-Marie McDermott

About Joseph Haydn and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
“(Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809), was a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet”. Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, “forced to become original”. At the time of his death, aged 77, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.”
“Anne-Marie McDermott is an American classical music pianist, and member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. For over 25 years McDermott has played concertos, recitals and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In addition to performing, she also serves as Artistic Director of the Bravo! Vail Music and Ocean Reef Music Festivals, as well as Curator for Chamber Music for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.”*
* [Wikipedia]

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1 Anne-Marie McDermott plays Haydn in the CPR Performance Studio – first movement of Haydn’s Piano Sonata in C Major
2 Horowitz plays Joseph Haydn Sonata in F major Hob. XVI 23 – II. Adagio
3 Sergey Koudriakov – Haydn / Piano Sonata in G major , Hob:XVI – 40
4 Joseph Haydn – Piano Concerto in D major, H.XVIII:11 – III. Rondo all’Ungarese – Andreas Staier, piano – Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz
   


Haydn: Piano Sonatas & Concertos Title Haydn: Piano Sonatas & Concertos
Artists Anne-Marie McDermott, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Franz Joseph Haydn, Scott Yoo
Binding Audio CD
Label Bridge Records, Inc.
Release date December 15, 2014

Musística: Alun Hoddinott: Landscapes – Song Cycles and Folk Songs

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Release date: December 09, 2014

Alun Hoddinott

Alun Hoddinott

About Alun Hoddinott (composer)
“Alun Hoddinott (1929 – 2008) was a Welsh composer of classical music, one of the first to receive international recognition. His first major composition, the Clarinet Concerto, was performed at the Cheltenham Festival of 1954 by Gervase de Peyer with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir John Barbirolli. This brought Hoddinott a national profile, which was followed by a string of commissions by leading orchestras and soloists. These commissions continued up to his death, and he was championed by some of the most distinguished singers and instrumentalists of the 20th century. Hoddinott was prolific, writing symphonies, sonatas, and concertos: his style evolved over a long and distinguished career, from the neo-classicism of the Clarinet Concerto to a brand of serialism which allowed a tonal framework to the structure, combining a penchant for dark textures and brooding harmonies.” *
* [Wikipedia]

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1 Alun Hoddinott: Landscapes, Op. 86 (1975) – Conducted by Hans-Hubert Schonzeler – New Philharmonia.
2 Two Songs of Glamorgan by Alun Hoddinott – An excerpt from ‘Landscapes’ Song-Cycle Disk featuring Nicky Spence, Claire Booth and Jeremy Huw Williams, released 2010.
3 Alun Hoddinott Welsh Dances Suite No.2 – The National Youth Orchestra of Wales conducted by Arthur Davison on this 1969 LP
4 Alun Hoddinott – The Big Idea Interview
   


Landscapes - Song Cycles and Folk Songs Title Landscapes – Song Cycles and Folk Songs
Artists Jeremy Huw Williams, Nicky Spence, Claire Booth, Alun Hoddinott, Michael Pollock, Andrew Matthews-Owen
Binding Audio CD
Label Naxos of America, Inc.
Release date December 09, 2014