SEPTEMBER 2012 Hot Pick CD & New Releases

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Op. 46, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op. 92, Four Dances from Love’s Labour’s Lost, Op. 167

Malmo Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Mogrelia; Alessandro Marangoni, piano

NAXOS: 8572823

This is a CD of ‘nearly lost works’ by the Italian-born American immigrant of Jewish ancestry and Spanish heritage, Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The plates and scores for his second piano concerto were destroyed during the 1966 Flood of the River Arno in Florence. Marangoni prepared a performing edition from a manuscript at the Library of Congress in Washington and a set of parts at the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music in Philadelphia, luckily deposited before 1966. Marangoni and Malmo luxuriate in its amber-like romanticism while never losing sight of its more keen edges and angles. The first concerto in G Major (not minor as the back cover denotes), is a piece full of verve, with Marangoni and Malmo reveling in its dashing muscularity. We have Marnagoni to thank for discovering the unpublished Four Dances for Love’s Labour’s Lost. They’re full of various shades of light, from misty and radiant to glinting and full-on sunny. This world premiere recording of them makes a fitting companion to Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s eleven Shakespeare Overtures previously recorded on Naxos.
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SEPTEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK ONE


Antonio VIVALDI: NEW DISCOVERIES Vol. 2 – Il Gran Mogol Flute Concerto RV 431a, Violin Concerto RV 817, Violin Sonatas RV 816, C RV 815, L'inganno Trionfante in Amore
Modo Antiquo/ Federicio Maria Sardelli; Anton Steck, violin; Ann Hallenberg, soprano; Alexis Kossenko, flute
NAÏVE: 30534
 

 


ROCOCO VARIATIONS FOR CELLO & PIANO – Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN: 7 Variations on ‘Bei Mannern’ WoO. 46, 12 Variations on ‘Ein Madchen’ Op. 66; Bohuslav MARTINU: Variations on a Slovak Folksong, Variations on a theme of Rossini
Jeremy Findlay, cello; Per Rundberg, piano
PRAGA: 250293
 


Johann Friedrich FASCH: Orchestral Overtures Vol. 29
Capella Savaria/Pál Németh
DYNAMIC: 8029

 


ADIOS MI AMOR: Duets for 2 Vihuelas
Delitae Musicae
BRILLIANT CLASSICS: 94302


 


Jan Ladislav DUSSEK: Piano Sonata No. 24 in f# Op. 61, Piano Sonata No. 25 in D Op. 69/3, Les Adieux – Rondo, Chantons l’hymen – Theme & Variations Op. 6/3
Luca Palazzolo, piano
NEWTON CLASSICS: 8802127

 



Felix WOYRSCH: Symphony No. 2 IN C; Hamlet Overture
Oldenburg State Orchestra/Thomas Dorsch
CPO: 777744


 


Eugene ZADOR: Five Contrasts, Children’s Symphony, Aria & Allegro, Hungarian Capriccio, Csardas Rhapsody
Budapest Symphony Orchestra/Mariusz Smolij
NAXOS: 8572548


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SEPTEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK TWO


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: ‘Complete’ Youth Symphonies
Academy of St Martin in Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
PENTATONE: 5186462

 


Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1; Op 2, 7, 10, 13, 14
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
CHANDOS: 10720
 

 


Ferrucio BUSONI: Clarinet Concertino, Flute Divertimento, Rondo arlecchinesco, Tanzwalzer
Rome Symphony Orchestra/Francesco La Vecchia; Giammarco Casani, clarinet; Laura Minguzzi, flute
NAXOS: 8572922


 


Antonin DVORAK: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat Op. 87 (B 162), Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Op. 81 (B 155), Gypsy Songs No. 4 - Songs My Mother Taught Me (arr.)
Schubert Ensemble
CHANDOS: 10719




Johann STRAUSS I Edition, Vol. 21
Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina/Christian Pollack
MARCO POLO: 8225341


 


NORDIC VIOLIN FAVORITES – Sparre OLSEN, Kurt ATTERBERG, Wilhelm STENHAMMAR, Ole BULL, Johan HALVORSEN, Jean SIBELIUS, Christian SINDING
Henning Kraggerud, violin; DalaSinfoniettan/Bjarte Engeset
NAXOS: 8572827

 


Benedetto MARCELLO: Flute Sonatas Op. 2
Legrenzi Trio
NEWTON CLASSICS: 8802123
 

 


RUSSIAN ARCHIVES - Evgeny Svetlanov Conducts Russian Composers: Mily BALAKIREV, Alexander BORODIN, Alexander GLAZUNOV, Nikolai RIMSKY KORSAKOV
USSR State Symphony Orchestra; USSR TV and Radio Grand Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov
BRILLIANT CLASSICS: 9271

 


LIFE AND BREATH - Choral Works by Rene CLAUSEN: All that hath life and breath, Mass for Double Choir, O vos omnes, Magnificat, O magnum mysterium, Prayer, The Tyger, The Lamb, Set me as a seal
Kansas City Chorale/Charles Bruffy
CHANDOS: 5105
 

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SEPTEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK THREE


Maurice RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé ballet; Alan Hovhaness: Meditation on Orpheus
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Chorale/Gerard Schwarz
NAXOS:  8571211


 


Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH: Oboe Concertos WQ 164, 165; Oboe Sonata in g WQ 135
Musica Poetica/Jorn Boysen; Anna Starr, oboe
BRILLIANT CLASSICS: 94298


 


Joseph Martin KRAUS: Viola Concertos
Tapiola Sinfonietta; David Aaron Carpenter, viola
ONDINE: 1193


 


Selim PALMGREN: Piano Sonata in d Op. 11, 24 Preludes, May Night
Henri Sigfridsson, piano
ONDINE: 1192


 


Leos JANACEK: Taras Bulba, Lachian Dances, Moravian Dances
Warsaw Philharmonic/Antoni Wit
NAXOS: 8572695


 


Engelbert HUMPERDINK: String Quartets, Piano Quintet
Diogense Quartet; Andreas Kirpal, piano
CPO: 77547


 


THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD, Vol. 3: Leonard BERNSTEIN, Elmer BERNSTEIN, David ROSE, Georges AURIC, Victor YOUNG, Richard Rodney BENNETT, Maurice JARRE, Franz WAXMAN, David RASKIN, Mklos ROZSA
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bernas
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC: 23

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SEPTEMBER 2012 NEW RELEASES & RE-DISCOVERIES - WEEK FOUR


Ernst BLOCH: Schelomo, From Jewish Life, Voice in the Wilderness; BRUCH: Kol Nidrei
Natalie Clein, cello; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov
HYPERION: 67910
 

 


JS BACH: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Andrew Rangell, piano
STEINWAY & SONS: 30012


 


Franz KROMMER: Clarinet & Orchestra Works - Sinfonia Concertante Op 70, Clarinet Concerto Op 36
Northern Sinfonia/Howard Griffiths; Dmitri Ashkenazy, clarinet; Sefika Kutluer, flute; Kamilla Schatz, violin
PALADINO: 30025


 


Tony BANKS: SIX Pieces for Orchestra, *Siren, Still Waters, +Blade, Wild Pilgrimage, Oracle, City of Gold
City of Prague Philharmonic/Paul Englishby; *Martin Robertson, saxophone; +Charlie Siem, violin
Naxos: 8572986


 


L’IMPERATORE - Antonio VIVALDI: Violin Concertos IV; RV 331, 171, 391, 327, 263a, 181
Il Pomo d’Oro/Riccardo Minasi, violin
NAÏVE: 30533


 


Ferdinand HILLER: Piano Works; Sonata No. 2 in A Op 59, Sonata No. 3 in g Op 78, Ghazels, Op 54/1, 2; Piano Pieces Op 130/1-3, 5; ‘Various’ Piano Pieces Op 81/1-3
Alexandra Oehler, piano
CPO: 777584

 


WONDERFUL WORLD – Denver Brass
Denver Brass/Lowell E. Graham; Alan Hood, trumpet
KLAVIER: 77041


 


Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: EARLY & LATE WORKS; Folk Songs of the Four Seasons Orchestral Suite, Bucolic Suite, Dark Pastoral for cello & orch., Serenade in a
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Martin Yates; Guy Johnston, cello
DUTTON: 7289

 


NORTHERN LIGHTS - Choral Works by Ola GJEILO: The Ground, Serenity, Ubi caritas, Northern Lights, Dark Night of the Soul, The Spheres, Tota pulchra es, Prelude, Phoenix, Unicornis captivator, Evening Prayer
Phoenix Chorale/Charles Bruffy; Ola Gjeilo, piano; Harrington String Quartet
CHANDOS: 5100

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