December 2012 Hot Pick CD & New Releases

HORNS FOR THE HOLIDAYS - John Wasson,  Leroy Anderson,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  David Lovrien, Mel Torme, Martin/Blaine, etc.

Dallas Wind Symphony/Jerry Junkin

REFERENCE RECORDINGS: 126

Jerry Junkin leads the Dallas Wind Symphony on a festive excursion of Christmas favorites in vivid original arrangements, many recorded here for the first time. The Reference engineering team lives up to its outstanding sonic reputation; add the Fisk pipe organ at the Meyerson Center in Dallas and you have a holiday classic both rich and brilliant!
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DECEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK ONE

Sergei RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2 in e, Dances from Aleko
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
EMI: 9154732

 

 

A CHRISTMAS GIFT - Rick SOWASH: Sir Gawain & the Green Knight: A Christmas Legend, Guitar Suite - For an Old Friend at Christmas, Four Carols for Baritone, A Christmas Ceremony for flute & cello, A Christmas Rondo for string trio
Various Artists
RICK SOWASH PUBLISHING: 11

 

THE EXPLORER WITH THE CLARINET – Dieter Klocker: Franz DANZI, Franz Anton HOFFMEISTER. Louis SPOHR, Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Franz LACHNER
Dieter Klöcker, clarinet, director; Concerto Amsterdam, Consortium Classicum, Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague; Jaap Schröder, violin, director; Helen Donath, soprano
ACANTA: 233355

 

Frédéric CHOPIN: Waltz in c sharp Op. 64/2, Piano Sonata No.  2 in f flat Op. 35, Ballade No. 4 in f Op. 52, Piano Concerto No. 2 in f Op. 21, Mazurka in a Op. 17/4
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano; Orchestre de Paris/Paavo Järvi
SONY: 197129

 

 

Giuseppe TARTINI: Violin Concertos
Interpreti Veneziani; Enrico Casazza; Paolo Ciociola; Giuliano Fontanella; Cristiano Rossi; Sebastiano Maria Vianello, violins
NEWTON CLASSICS: 8802140

 


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DECEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK TWO

NEBRASKA BRASS 25
The Nebraska Brass
AMERICAN MUSIC CORPORATION: 1015

 

 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/John Morris Russell; May Festival Chorus; Winton Woods Varsity Ensemble; Rodrick Dixon, tenor; New York Voices
FANFARE CINCINNATI: 1

 


Giovanni GABRIELI: Sacred Symphonies (selections)
Ex Cathedra Consort; His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts; Concerto Palatino/Jeffrey Skidmore
HYPERION: 67957

 

Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Piano Sonata No. 1 in f sharp, Toccata in C
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Piano Classics: 29

 

 

UNA FOLLIA DI NAPOLI - Domenico SARRO: Concerto No. 11 in a; Nicola FIORENZA: Sinfonia in a; Domenico SCARLATTI: Sinfonia No. 1 in A; Francesco BARBELLA: Concerto in C; Francesco MANCINI: Sonata No. 11 in g; Leonardo LEO: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G; Alessandro SCARLATTI: Follia di Spagna Improvisation
Maurice Steger, recorder; chamber orchestra
HARMONIA MUNDI: 902135

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 17 K453, No. 22 K482; Rondo in A K386
Freiburger Barockorchester/Petra Müllejans; Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
HARMONIA MUNDI: 902147

 

Carl DAVIS: Ben-Hur (1925) film score
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Carl Davis
CARL DAVIS COLLECTION: 14

 

 

Cecilio Perera - First Prize 2011 Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition: Manuel PONCE: Sonata Mexicana, Canciones populares mexicanas, Preludio, Balletto, Gigue in the style of Weiss; Leo BROUWER: Guitar Sonata; Julio César OLIVA: Tangomania; Vicente Emilio SOJO: 5 Piezas Venezolanas
Cecilio Perera, guitar
NAXOS: 8573025

Edward ELGAR: Cello Concerto in e, Sospiri, Salut d'amour, La capricieuse; Antonín DVORÁK: Waldesruh (Silent Woods), Rondo in g; Ottorino RESPIGHI: Adagio with Variations
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Mario Venzago; Sol Gabetta, cello
RCA: 7630812

 

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DECEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK THREE

WIDMUNG - Claude DEBUSSY, Fritz KREISLER, Jean-Baptiste ARBAN, Edward ELGAR, Max BRUCH, Francis POULENC, Béla BARTÓK, Christoph GLUCK
Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet, flugelhorn; Maria Meerovitch, piano
TELDEC: 659589

 

 

THE ROMANTIC PIANO CONCERTO Vol. 58 - Johann Peter PIXIS: Piano Concerto in C Op. 100, Piano Concertino in E flat Op. 68; Sigismund THALBERG: Piano Concerto in f Op. 5
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Howard Shelley, piano
HYPERION: 67915

 

 

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 33 & 35, Serenades Nos. 7 & 9
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Iona Brown
HANSSLER CLASSICS:  94613

 

 

Giovanni PALESTRINA Vol. 2: Hodie Christus natus est Motet & Mass, Christe Redemptor omnium, Magnificant Quinti toni, Tui sunt caeli, Reges Tharsis, Song of Songs Nos. 1 3
|The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
CORO: 16105

 

 

GAME MUSIC: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Main Theme, Assassin's Creed Revelations Theme, Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross, Birds Theme, Halo 3 - One Final Effort, Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Tetris, Heavy Rain
La Pietà/Angèle Dubeau, violin
ANALEKTA: 28734

 

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DECEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK FOUR

Benjamin BRITTEN: A Ceremony of Carols, Saint Nicolas
Trinity College Choir, Cambridge; Holst Singers; Temple Church Choristers; City of London Sinfonia/Stephen Layton
HYPERION: 67946

 

Imogen HOLST: Choral Works - Mass in a, Hymne to Christ, 3 Psalms, Welcome Joy & Welcome Sorrow, Hallo my fancy, whither wilt thou go?; Benjamin BRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lamb (orch. Imogen Holst)
Clare College Choir, Cambridge; Dmitri Ensemble/Graham Ross; Tanya Houghton, harp
HARMONIA MUNDI: 907576

 

CHRISTMAS IN BRASS
Gabriel V Brass Ensemble; Extol Handbell Choir; David Chalmers, organ
GLORIAE DEI ARTES: 54