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2018 Releases

HERBERT KEGEL EDITION

BEETHOVEN · BRAHMS ALBINONI · GLUCK · GLINKA MUSSORGSKY · GRIEG · SIBELIUS
Rösel · Funke · Büchner · Hargan · Kováts · Lorenz Leipzig Radio Chorus Berlin Radio Chorus · Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra · DRESDNER PHILHARMONIE

8CD-Box · C7275 PC: 06 UPC: 845221072753

CD 1: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21
          Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 "Eroica"
CD 2: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43 · Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
CD 3: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, op. 60 · Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67
CD 4: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 "Pastoral" · Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93
CD 5: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral"
          Alison Hargan ·  Ute Walther · Eberhard Büchner · Kolos Kováts
          Leipzig Radio Chorus · Berlin Radio Chorus
CD 6: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 
          Concerto for piano, violin, cello and orchestra in C major, op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
          Fantasia for piano, chorus and orchestra in C minor, op. 80 "Choral Fantasia"
          Peter Rösel, piano· Christian Funke,violin· Jürnjakob Timm, cello · Leipzig Radio Chorus
CD 7: JOHANNES BRAHMS
          A German Requiem, op. 45
          Marie Anne Häggander, soprano· Siegfried Lorenz, baritone
          Leipzig Radio Chorus · Berlin Radio Chorus · Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
CD 8: ALBINONIAdagio in G minor· GLUCKDance of the Blessed Spirits
GLINKARuslan and Ludmilla- Overture· MUSSORGSKYKhovanshchina – Entr'acte
GRIEGTwo Elegiac Melodies, op. 34 · SIBELIUSValse triste, op. 44
WOLF-FERRARII Quattro Rustecchi -Intermezzo
LEONCAVALLOPagliacci – Intermezzo· SCHMIDTNotre Dame – Intermezzo
STRAVINSKY:Circus Polka ·ELGAR:  Pomp and Circumstance
Herbert Kegel is revered in Japan since his lifetime as one of the most important conductors of the 20thcentury. By contrast, maestro Kegel has always been regarded with a certain scepticism in his home country. For this reason, Kegel’s name today also stands as a warning as to what damage the so-called ‘music business’ and state-regulated cultural policies may do. His interpretations are characterized by immensely painstaking precision, transparency and listenability. The list of exploits can be continued, including, undoubtedly, the first Beethoven cycle in digital technology. It can also be heard in this box. Kegel’s slow tempi are initially surprising, but they have an effect: the poetry and clarity of Beethoven’s scores have rarely shown to more advantage.

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GEORGE ENESCU: STRIGOII (Ghosts)

World Premiere Recording
Rodica Vica · Tiberius Simu · Bogdan Baciu · Alin Anca · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · GABRIEL BEBEŞELEA

C5346 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053462


Oratorium in 3 Teilen / Oratorio in 3 Parts (1916)
Text: Mihai Eminescu (1850 – 1889)
Die Königin / The Queen: Rodica Vica,Sopran / soprano
Arald: Tiberius Simu, Tenor  / tenor
Der Magus: Bogdan Baciu, Bariton / baritone
Der Erzähler / Narrator: Alin Anca, Bass / bass
 
PASTORALE FANTASIEfür kleines Orchester (1899)
Pastorale Fantasy for small orchestra (1899)
Nobody knew anything aboutStrigoii. The script, lost together with other items in the turmoil of the First World War, was purchased back by the Director of the Enescu Museum. To make it easier to understand how Strigoiiwas created, it was necessary to undertake the decipherment and reconstruction of the manuscript. When Enescu approached Strigoiiin 1916, it was the result of an older admiration for the poet Mihai Eminescu that was to last until the end of the composer’s life. Whilst Eminescu evinces some similarities to German Romanticism in his poem (Novalis or Tieck), in StrigoiiEnescu also shows stylistic affinities to some contemporaries such as Alexander von Zemlinsky or the young Alban Berg.

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WALTER BRAUNFELS

Witches' Sabbath, Op. 8 Concert Piece, Op. 64 Hebridean Dances, Op. 70
TATJANA BLOME, piano DEUTSCHE STAATSPHILHARMONIE REIHNLAND-PFALZ · GREGOR BÜHL

C5345 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053455

Walter Braunfels is a composer whose music died twice: Once when the Nazis declared his music “degenerate art”. Then again when post-war Germany had little use for the various schools of tonal music; when the arbiters of taste considered any form of romantic music – almost the whole pre-war aesthetic – to be tainted. This 6threlease of Capriccio’s Braunfels Edition shows again his large range of colorful music and focus this time on his works for piano and orchestra from 3 different periods of his life: his first complete orchestral work, the Witches Sabbath, op. 8 (1906), the Concert piece for piano and orchestra op. 64 (1946) and one of his last compositions the Hebridian Dances op. 70(1950/51).

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LINOS ENSEMBLE

ASSOCIATION FOR PRIVATE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES - THE CHAMBER MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS
BRUCKNER · MAHLER · BERG · REGER · SCHÖNBERG · WEBERN · DEBUSSY · ZEMLINSKY · BUSONI · STRAUSS (Sohn)

8CD-Set C7265 PC: 06 UPC: 845221072654


CD 1           ANTON BRUCKNERSymphony No. 7 (arr. Stein / Eisler / Rankl)  
CD 2           GUSTAV MAHLERSymphony No. 4 (arr. Stein)                  
                   Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schönberg)                                 
CD 3           GUSTAV MAHLERDas Lied von der Erde (arr. Riehn)                    
CD 4           GUSTAV MAHLERKindertotenlieder (arr. Schönberg / Riehn)     
                   ALBAN BERGViolin Concerto (arr. Schönberg / Tarkmann)             
                   Altenberg Lieder  (arr. Schönberg / Wagenaar)                                             
CD 5           MAX REGERViolin Concerto op. 101  (arr. Kolisch)                            
CD 6           ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG: Chamber Symphony op. 9 (arr. Webern)          
                   Six Songs for voice and orchestra, op. 8 (arr. Eisler / Stein / Schönberg)
                   ANTON WEBERNSix Orchestral Pieces, op. 6 (arr. Webern)     
CD 7           CLAUDE DEBUSSYPrélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (arr. Sachs)      
                   MAX REGERRomantic Suite op. 125 (arr. Schönberg / Kolisch)    
                   ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY Six Songs, op. 13 "Maeterlinck-Lieder" 
                  (arr. Stein / Tarkmann) 
                   FERRUCCIO BUSONIBerceuse élégiaque op. 42 (arr. Stein)      
CD 8           JOHANN STRAUSS (Sohn): Waltz-Arrangements (arr. Schönberg / Berg / Webern)
OLAF BÄR · ALISON BROWNER · MARKUS SCHÄFER · MARION ECKSTEIN · SIMONE NOLD · IVONNE FUCHS· ZORYANA KUSHPLER · WINFRIED RADEMACHER
LINOS ENSEMBLE
Founded in November 1918 by Arnold Schoenberg(1874–1951) and a few of his confidants, the Association for Private Musical Performancesconstituted perhaps the most progressive and most intensive opportunity for a select Viennese musical circle to familiarize themselves with contemporary and the latest works of the international composers’ scene in the immediate aftermath of the First World War and hence at the time of a dearth of a cultural spirit of optimism and innovation. Schoenberg had a close personal tie with many of the composers performed at the association concerts and sometimes even an amical one, as in the case of Zemlinsky. The association became a nursery for the entire modern music from Richard Strauss and Debussy to Webern, as far as the instrumentation of the works allowed.

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WOLFGANG RIHM: DAS GEHEGE JEAN-PASCAL BEINTUS: LE PETIT PRINCE

RAYANNE DUPUIS · EVA-CHRISTINA SCHÖNWEISS · KIRSTEN ECKE
DEUTSCHES SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER BERLIN · KENT NAGANO

C5337 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053370

When Kent Nagano assumed the direction of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in autumn 2006, he had intended a new production of Richard Strauss’ Salomeas one of the first premieres. He wanted to precede the challenging one-act opera after Oscar Wilde’s drama with a new music theatre work. He turned to Wolfgang Rihm. ‘I replied’, Rihm said in an interview with Die Zeit: ‘There’s only one thing: the final scene from Schlusschorby Botho Strauß.Nagano’s commission became the catalyst in transforming this desire into reality. This is the genesis of Das Gehege. A nocturnal scene for soprano and orchestra.
Kent Nagano and Jean-Pascal Beintus (* 1966) met in the orchestra pit of the Opéra de Lyon in 1988. After considering the first orchestral manuscripts, the maestro, known for his openness and great erudtion, encouraged the young man to expand his musical career. Several pictorial projects came to Nagano’s mind, which he entrusted to Beintus’ musical imagination: first, Wolf Tracks for recitator and orchestra (recorded with the speakers Bill Clinton and Michail Gorbachov), for which Beintus was awarded a Grammyin 2004, before in 2008 writing for the family concerts of the German Symphony Orchestra in Berlin a suite on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s omnipresent The Little Prince.

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EMILIE MAYER (1812-1883)

Symphony No. 4 · Piano Concerto · String Quartet · Piano Sonata
Ewa Kupiec · Yang Tai Klenke Quartett Neubrandenburger Philharmonie · Stefan Malzew · Sebastian Tewinkel

2CD-Set · C5339 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053394

Miss E. Mayer is a rare phenomenon. […]here we can see a female composer writing not merely for the pianoforte, but also solving the arduous task of orchestral composition, swarming with thousands of secrets. And how she solves it!


Neue Berliner Musikzeitung 1878


In the German-speaking area, it was Clara Schumann and Fanny Hensel that towered beyond the borders and, at the turn of the 20thcentury, it was Amy Beach in the USA and even more so Ethel Smyth in Great Britain that became icons of the women’s movement in music. Still hardly present is the music by the German Romantic Emilie Mayer. At the age of five, she already received piano lessons, and in the early 1840s none other than Carl Loewe in Stettin was her teacher. We encounter familiar classical form patterns, yet once more the focus is placed on the colourfulness of her music, which constantly holds new phrases and impulses ready and with which she recommends herself as one of the most important female representatives of Central European music in the 19thcentury.

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BORIS BLACHER (1903-1975)

Dance Suite · Poème · Hamlet · Concertant music for orchestra
RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · JOHANNES KALITZKE

C5349 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053493

What Boris Blacher passed on to many of his students – like Gottfried von Einem, Aribert Reiman or Isang Yun -  primarily also characterizes his own music: a pronounced gestic and dance-like energy, lyrical melodies, orchestral sparkle, but also very subtle and intimately instrumented moments. The Poemeis an excellent example of the fact that for Blacher, who wrote a large number of ‘genuine’ ballets, movement plays a central role even in works that are to be understood as absolute music. It sounds almost a little strange that such an individualist and musician open-minded to absolute innovation had no direct problems with the conditions imposed by Nazi cultural policy also on the whole field of music, but quite the opposite, was in a position at that time to compose some of his major works. . It was probably due to the disunity of the pundits in the Third Reich that Blacher was permitted to continue his very individual course, without being disciplined too severely.

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DMITRY KABALEVSKY (1904-1987)

Overture Pathétique · Violin Concerto · Rhapsody on the Theme of the Song 'School Years' · Vesna · Colas Breugnon Suite
YURY REVICH · MAGDA AMARA · DEUTSCHE STAATSPHILHARMONIE RHEINLAND-PFALZ · KARL-HEINZ STEFFENS

C5347 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053479

Many of the today distinguished Soviet composers in the second half of the 20thcentury knew how to steer a middle course, enabling them to supply what was officially desirable and yet to remain faithful to themselves, writing the music they wanted to write. Kabalevsky was a Jack of all musical trades and, as a specialist for children’s music especially, cultivated a highly personal style, kept in easily comprehensible tonal aesthetics. His works are characterized by some of the features typical of Kabalesky’s overall oeuvre: a cornucopia of melodious imagination, dance rhythms, above all in the fast movements, expansive slow sections and a positive, often cheerful tone.

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SIR NEVILLE MARRINER - The London Recordings

PURCELL BOYCE MENDELSSOHN ADAM MASSENET ELGAR DVORAK TCHAIKOVSKY
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

14CD-Set · C7250 PC: 07 UPC: 845221072500


CD 1           HENRY PURCELLOpera Suites
CD 2           WILLIAM BOYCESymphonies 
CD 3           FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDYOvertures
CD 4           ADOLPHE CHARLES ADAM Giselle
CD 5           JULES MASSENETBallet Suites
CD 6           EDWARD ELGAREnigma Variations
                   The Wand Of Youth Suites Nos. 1 & 2
CD 7+8       ANTONIN DVORAK
                   Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9 "From The New World"
                   Carnival Overture · Othello Overture
CD 9-14      PETER TCHAIKOVSKY
                   The Symphonies Nos. 1-6
                   Manfred Symphony · Capriccio Italien · Overture "1812" · Francesca da Rimini
Neville Marriner was the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – the orchestra he founded in 1958 and led for over half a century. Moreover, he was the face of classical music to millions of listeners… in a way that only Toscanini, Bernstein, and Karajan have rivalled in the age of recorded sound. In the later years, it was Capriccio, that stepped in when other labels showed no interest to record the Academy in the bigger romantic repertoire. The central element of this collection is the set of Tchaikovsky symphonies."The members of the Academy, trained on quite different repertory, let their hair down in playing that is both crisp and alert, obviously enjoying their outing into this pop repertory." Edward Greenfield, Gramophone

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Sir Neville Marriner - The Stuttgart Recordings

BEETHOVEN SCHUMANN TCHAIKOVSKY MAHLER STRAUSS RACHMANINOV BARTOK BRITTEN HONEGGER GERSHWIN
RADIO-SINFONIEORCHESTER STUTTGART

15CD-Box C7230 PC: 07 UPC: 845221072302

CD 1 + 2          LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVENOvertures 
CD 3 – 5           ROBERT SCHUMANN
                        Symphonies Nos. 1 – 4 · "Zwickauer" · Manfred Overture
CD 6 – 7           PETER TCHAIKOVSKYOrchestral Suites 1-4
CD 8                GUSTAV MAHLERSymphony No. 4
CD 9 – 10         RICHARD STRAUSS
                        Don Juan · Till Eulenspiegel · Capriccio · Rosenkavalier-Suite
CD 11              SERGE RACHMANINOVSymphony No. 2· Vocalise
CD 12              BELA BARTOKDer wunderbare Mandarin
CD 13              BENJAMIN BRITTENSinfonietta op. 1 · Sinfonia da Requiem
                        ARTHUR HONEGGERSinfonie Nr. 3 "Liturgique"
CD 14              GEORGE GERSHWIN
                        Rhapsody in Blue · Piano Concerto in F · An American In Paris
CD 15              BARBER · COPLAND · GERSHWIN · BERNSTEIN
In Stuttgart, 1983 – 1989,Neville Marriner followed Sergiu Celibidache, offering quite the contrast to that willfully prodigious Romanian broodingly charismatic style with his own easygoing, less spectacular but genial manner and music-making. His sound wasn’t as dense and carefully crafted, but the ensemble’s playing became lighter and flexible, agile rather than probing. It is in his Stuttgart period that Marriner increasingly focused on repertoire that went beyond the baroque and classical periods. This compilation offers repertoire which music lovers will be less likely to associate with Marriner: German romanticism, including all of Schumann’s Symphonies, Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Bartók and Gershwin – The fundamental impression that comes from re-listening to these performances, apart from good and fresh music-making, is one of sympatheticmusic-making. That feels about right as an epitaph for the man and his body of work.

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EDUARD KÜNNEKE: HERZ ÜBER BORD

Annika Boos Linda Hergarten Martin Koch
WDR FUNKHAUSORCHESTER KÖLN WAYNE MARSHALL

C5319 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053196

Driven by success, Künneke committed himself to the genre of the operetta in the 1920s and 1930s. The diversity of his many operettas reveals Künneke’s enormous adaptability to the stylistic currents of entertainment music at that time. He had most international success with Der Vetter aus Dingsda (1921), with which Künneke has almost exclusively been identified up to today. His successful operettas were even adapted for London and New York. Herz über Bordwas premiered in 1935, initially at the Zurich Opera and was performed almost 500 times between 1935 and 1937, including in Dresden, Stuttgart, Stockholm and Berlin. The Berliner Zeitungnoted: ‘Once again, we can listen to operetta music written by an artist, a man of taste. Every number has its own weight’.
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ERNST VON DOHNÁNIY (1877 - 1960)

SOLO PIANO WORKS
SOFJA GÜLBADAMOVA, Klavier / piano

2CD-Set · C5332 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053325

Dohnányis Piano works are influenced of the late romantic aera, with different character pieces formed as a cycle like the late piano works of Brahms.
Sofja Gülbadamova, prizewinner of many international competitions, is being highly acclaimed for her poetic interpretations, profound musicality as well as astonishingly varied sound palette. Since many years she take care of Dohnányis piano Oevre. 

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R. STRAUSS: Aus Italien · WOLF-FERRARI: Suite Veneziana

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Ariane Matiakh

C5344 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053448

‘Never have I really believed in inspiration by the beauty of nature; I was put right by the ruins of Rome. There my ideas just flew to me.’ Richard Strauss
"Aus Italien"was the first major symphonic poem mirroring diverse moods to be composed by Richard Strauss and that was to be followed by later masterpieces such as Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung, Ein Heldenleben or Eine Alpensinfonie. The Venetian Suite was written in 1935 by then almost 60-year-old Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. It is the music of an opera composer, accustomed to illustrating events with his music, and yet in his concert works handing over many things to the imagination of the listeners, not wanting to give all the answers in advance. 

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GIACOMO PUCCINI: IL TABARRO

Botha · Koch · Brunner · van den Heever
WIENER SINGAKADEMIE · ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · BERTRAND DE BILLY

C5326 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053264

 
IL TABARRO
Opera in un atto / Opera in one act (1913-16)
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami (1878-1946) nach / after Didier Golds „La Houppelande
LUIGIJohan Botha, Tenor / tenor
MICHELE: Wolfgang Koch, Bariton / baritone
LA FRUGOLA: Heidi Brunner, Sopran / soprano
GIORGETTA: Elza van den Heever, Sopran / soprano
IL TINCA / LIEDERVERKÄUFER (Song Seller) /  LIEBENDER (Lover)                                
Charles Reid, Tenor / tenor
IL TALPA: Janusz Monarcha Bass / bass
LIEBENDE: Elisabeta Marin, Sopran / soprano
WIENER SINGAKADEMIE
(Einstudierung / Chorus Master: Heinz Ferlesch)
ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
BERTRAND DE BILLY, Dirigent / conductor

With "Il tabarro" Puccini wrote the first part of his projected opera triptych, with which he ultimately intended to parody and reverse Wagner’s Ring tetralogy by stringing together three completely incoherent short stories. Once more, for Il tabarro the composer virtually emigrated to France, to which he had already made declarations of love with La Bohème and Manon Lescaut. This affinity is now mirrored more clearly than in these two operas in the music of The Cloak, which emanates French, well-nigh Impressionist perfume. Bertrand de Billy knows how to make the the score alive with a fantastic cast on his side. World famous tenor Johan Botha was on the top of his carreer. 
 

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GERHARD FROMMEL (1906-1984)

Symphony no. 1 in E major, Op. 13 (1938) · Symphonic Prélude, Op. 23 (1943)
Jena Philharmonic Orchestra · Jürgen Bruns

C5338 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053387

Music in the tempest of the times
If we seek to deal with Gerhard Frommel’s personality and music (a master pupil of Hans Pfitzner) in greater depth, as in the case of many other German composers of his generation, we cannot avoid going into the historical and political events and the underlying active and reactive behaviour of the individual. Concepts like opportunism or passive obedience come readily to mind, but they fall short of the truth, if we were not direct contemporary witnesses.
His position during the years 1933-45 becomes all the more salient as regards the works recorded here, both of which were written at that time. Many things sound familiar, Wagner, Bruckner and other elements from the past stand out trenchantly, ‘For me, the 1st Symphony is at the centre of my oeuvre.’ Frommel says. Many things sound familiar, Wagner, Bruckner and other elements from the past stand out trenchantly,The score reached Wilhelm Furtwängler, who then scheduled its premiere with the Vienna Philharmonic for the autumn of 1942.

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HERMANN REUTTER (1900-1985)

Sonata for violin and piano op. 20 · Four Songs op. 54 · Dance Suite op. 29 · Three Songs op. 56 · Epitaph for Ophelia
Lott · Speidel · Beinhauer & Beinhauer

C5336 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053363

Hermann Reutters compositional talents were already being recognised in 1923 when he became acquainted with musical modernity at the festivals in Baden-Baden and Donaueschingen, where he met Paul Hindemith. In 1956 he assumed the post of Rektor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, which he retained until his retirement.
Reutter's early compositions reflect the stylistic influences of the romantic models of Anton Bruckner and Hans Pfitzner. However, the impressions made by Bartók, Stravinsky, and Hindemith  resulted in a change in Reutter's musical language. In the context of a dialogue with the music of  his own time, he learned to express his own ideas and develop his own individual style. The works of this recording, although stylistically and chronologically distant from one another, present an unmistakeable manifestation of a strong and deeply human musicality, which discovers an authentic and sincere voice beyond any stylistic or national borders.
 

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DORA DELIYSKA THE B-A-C-H PROJECT

BACH · CHOPIN · SHOSTAKOVICH
Dora Deliyska, piano

C5335 PC: 21 845221053356

Based on a thorough musical analysis, I have tried to make a selection of pieces that will not only respond musically to one another, but also represent part of an overarching concept, the structure of B-A-C-H. The core of my concept is based on the idea of how musical compositions, written in different centuries with different compositional styles, can find a connection between one another, giving rise to very new and unique reflections. This way, the three composers (Bach, Chopin, Shostakovich) ‘communicate’ with one another, mutually influencing their artistic ideas. Dora Deliyska

B
J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr.12, BWV 867, in B-flat minor · Schostakowitsch: Prelude  Nr. 16, in B-flat minor  · J. S. Bach: Fugue Nr.12, BWV 867, in in B-flat minor · Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr. 21, in B-flat major · Fugue Nr. 21, in B-flat major
A
J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr. 20, BWV 889, in A-minor · Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr.2 in A-minor – Fugue Nr.2, in  A minor · Chopin: Etude Nr.4, op. 25, in A minor · Etude Nr.11, op. 25, in A minor
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Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr.1, in C major / Fugue Nr.1, in C-major
J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr.1, BWV 846, in C-major · Chopin: Etude Nr. 1, op.10, in C-major · F. Chopin: Etude Nr. 12, op.25, in C-minor
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Schostakowitsch: Prelude Nr.6, in B-minor · J. S. Bach: Prelude Nr.24, BWV 869, in B-minor Prelude Nr.24, BWV 893, in B-minor · Chopin: Etude Nr. 10, op. 25, in B-minor

DORA DELIYSKA, Klavier / piano

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CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH: SACRED CHORAL MUSIC

Klopstocks Morgengesang · Magnificat · Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Rheinische Kantorei · Das Kleine Konzert · Hermann Max · La Stagione Frankfurt · Michael Schneider

5CD-Set C7221 PC: 04 UPC: 845221072210

COMPACT DISC 1
Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste Wq 239 (Leipzig 1784)
Auf, schicke dich recht feierlich Wq 249 (1775)
Anbetung dem Erbarmer Wq 243 (vor/before 1784)
Heilig Wq 217 (1776)
 
COMPACT DISC 2
Gnädig und barmherzig ist der Herr Wq 250 (1785)
Wer ist so würdig als du Wq 222 (Hamburg 1774)
Der Herr lebet Wq 251

COMPACT DISC 3
Magnificat Wq 215 (1749)

Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt (H 818)

COMPACT DISC 4 + 5
Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu Wq 240 (1777/78)
The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus
Gott hat den Herrn auferwecket Wq 244 (1756) "Easter Cantata"


RHEINISCHE KANTOREI · DAS KLEINE KONZERT
HERMANN MAX
DRESDNER KAMMERCHOR · LA STAGIONE
MICHAEL SCHNEIDER (Magnificat)

After the 5CD-Release with sacred choral music by Georg Philipp Telemann (C7215), Capriccio continues now with most impressive Cantatas and Oratorios by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. It's already shown that the famoust of the Bach-Sons has nothing to hide compare to his Fathers Masterworks. Since three decades, Hermann Max has been a major con­trib­u­tor to the canon of his­tor­i­cal­ly informed performance practice and makes these Rarities alive again.

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TELEMANN: Sacred Choral Music

Die Donnerode · Der Herr ist König · Der Tag des Gerichts · Danziger Choralkantaten · Missa brevis · Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Rheinische Kantorei · Das Kleine Konzert · Hermann Max

5CD-Set · C7215 PC: Special Price: 04 UPC: 845221072159

COMPACT DISC 1
Die Donnerode (The Thunder Ode) TWV 6:3
Cantata in 2 parts for 5 solo voices, choir and orchestra
Der Herr ist König (The Lord Is King) TWV 8:6
Cantata for soprano, tenor, bass, choir and orchestra

COMPACT DISC 2
Der Tag des Gerichts / The Day Of Judgment TWV 6:8

COMPACT DISC 3
Danziger Choralkantaten / Danzig Chorale Cantatas

COMPACT DISC 4
Alles redet itzt und singet (Kantate / Cantata TWV 20:10)
Missa brevis TWV 9:14
Deus judicium tuum TWV 7:7 (Motette / Motet)

COMPACT DISC 5
Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu TWV 6:6
The Resurrection and Ascension Of Jesus TWV 6:6
Barbara Schlick · Veronika Winter · Wildfried Jochens · Klaus Mertens
RHEINISCHE KANTOREI · DAS KLEINE KONZERT · HERMANN MAX

"Lulli is given praise, Corelli great acclaim; Telemann alone is above all fame", wrote the music author Johann Mattheson in 1740. Mattheson's claim was quite accurate: the director of music in Hamburg had less need to fight for recognition than ever. His leading role in the musical life of northern and central Germany was undisputed. With this 5CD-Collection Capriccio presents some most important Sacred Music Masterpieces from his early age to the later period.  Telemann attempted to give each poem the music that "it could endure": each new "musical poetry" consequently stimulated an attempt at an artistically suitable musical realisation.

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NARTIN PALMERI: MISA A BUENOS AIRES

Piazzolla: Oblivion · Milonga · Spitalnik: El Troesma
Dagmar Linde · Rocco Heinz · Bach-Chor Siegen · Tango-Orchester "El Arroyo" · Ulrich Stötzel

C5343 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053431

Many works by the Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri are completely inspired by the style of ‘Tango Nuevo’ in terms of form and harmony, as is also the case with the tango mass Misa a Buenos Aires, composed in 1996. In his Misatango the composer combines the text of the Latin mass with the traditional music of his homeland, making the classical Roman Catholic mass, such as it has been set to music for centuries, appear in new apparel.
 

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ZEMLINSKY

A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY Opera in one act op. 16 (1916)
Heidi Brunner Wolfgang Koch Charles Reid · ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · BERTRAND DE BILLY

C5325 PC: 21 845221053257

Oscar Wilde’s A Florentine Tragedy was written in 1893, but remained a fragment when the author was arrested for ‘sodomy’. But the material was in the air, so to speak, and Alexander von Zemlinsky, who may have had Richard Strauss’ recourse to Wilde’s Salome in mind and hoped for a similar success with A Florentine Tragedy, finally converted the play into a one-act opera. Puccini had also been interested in the material, but the publisher Tito Ricordi advised him against it. Other potential takers also included Ferruccio Busoni who also found the ending too hackneyed. However, such alleged triviality did not deter his colleague Alexander von Zemlinsky, who celebrated success with his opera. Alban Berg admired the work so much that musical parallels to the Florentine Tragedy can be found in his Wozzeck, premiered eight years later.

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WEINBERG: Violin Concerto KABALEVSKY: Piano Fantasy · Cello Concerto

BENJAMIN SCHMID · CLAIRE HUANGCI · HARRIET KRIJGH
ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA · CORNELIUS MEISTER

C5310 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053103



MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919 – 1996)
Concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 67 (1959)
DMITRY KABALEVSKY (1904 – 1987)
Fantasy in F minor for piano and orchestra (after Schubert D 940)(1961)
Concerto for cello and orchestra no. 1 in G minor, op. 49
Dmitry Kabalevsky – despite the vague name recognition a widely unknown composer of socialist-realist music – has rightly been forgotten, if only because of his actively unsavory, toadying, opportunist politics that netted him three Stalin Prizes and four Orders of Lenin. He was chummy with the Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians when that seemed expedient and later a very active member of the Union of Soviet Composers. Weinberg is the exact opposite of Kabalevsky, politically and musically. He was a life-long victim of the Soviet Union and his music is – some genuine incidences of humor apart – a dense shot of genius that makes breathing difficult, not easy. With this Album Capriccio presents with a famous cast the music of two nearly forgotten Russian Masters their music and biography could not be more different.

 

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PAUL ARMIN EDELMANN

The Schubert Album
Paul Armin Edelmann, baritone · Charles Spencer, piano

C5331 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053318

Bei dir allein, op. 95 Nr. 2, D 866  · Halt!, op. 25 Nr. 3, D 795  · Der Neugierige, op. 25 Nr. 6, D 795 · An mein Herz, D 860 · Im Frühling, op. 101 Nr. 1, D 882  · Auf der Bruck, op. 93 Nr. 2, D 853 · Die Sterne, op. 96 Nr. 1, D 939 · Der Strom, D 565 · Tiefes Leid, D 876  · Auflösung, D 807 · Am Fenster, op. 105 Nr. 3, D 878  · Über Wildemann, op. 108 Nr. 1, D 884 · Prometheus, D. 674 · Atys, D 585 · Rastlose Liebe, op. 5 Nr. 1, D 138 · Greisengesang, op. 60 Nr. 1, D 778
Der Leiermann, op. 89 Nr. 24, D 911

Baritone Paul Armin Edelmann, son of the celebrated bass-baritone Otto Edelmann, presents his personal selection of Schubert songs on this, his fourth album for Capriccio: "The title we had in mind was  On Fierce Roads. Many things can be fierce, from storms to life battering you. It’s a broad field. But they are all agitated pieces, and not very melancholic." The international success he enjoys as a Lied interpreter can be appreciated once more with this new CD.


 

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PROKOFIEV: IVAN THE TERRIBLE

- ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORES -
MARINA PRUDENSKAYA, alto · ALEXANDER VINOGRADOV, bass · RUNDFUNKCHOR BERLIN · RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · FRANK STROBEL

2CD-Set · C5311 PC: 22 UPC: 845221053110

(UDSSR 1943-1945)
Epic film by Sergej Eisenstein (1898-1948)
with Music for soli, choir and orchestra by Sergey Prokofiev op. 116
First complete new recording oft he reconstructed original score
IVAN THE TERRIBLE – the second joint project of Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev – is, much like ALEXANDER NEWSKI, a historical epic, portraying the rise and fall of the autocratic ruler Ivan IV in the 16th century. Sergei Prokofiev’s musical portrayal is unique in film history, for the score conceives both parts of the film on an epic scale. Prokofiev’s rich melodic invention thrives on the expressive sound palette of his native Russia, mostly as they echo the spiritual works of the Russian-orthodox liturgy. 

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ERNST VON DOHNÁNIY (1877 - 1960)

SOLO PIANO WORKS
SOFJA GÜLBADAMOVA, piano

2CD-Set · C5332 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053325

COMPACT DISC 1
Winterreigen – Zehn Bagatellen / Ten Bagatelles op. 13 (1905)
Klavierstücke / Piano Pieces op. 2 (1896/1897)
Klavierstücke / Piano Pieces op. 41
COMPACT DISC 2
Albumblatt F-Dur / in F major (1900)
Gavotte & Musette H-Dur / in B major (1898)
Fünf Humoresken in Form einer Suite op. 17 (1907)
Five Humoresques in the form of a suite op. 17 (1907)
Vier Rhapsodien op. 11 / Four Rhapsodies op. 11 (1904)
Dohnányi’s piano works are representative of the late romantic era, with sets of character pieces reminiscent of Brahms' late piano works. Sofja Gülbadamova, a prize winner of many international competitions, has been hailed by the press for her poetic interpretations, profound musicality, and an astonishingly varied sound palette. For many years now, she has been a champion of the music of this unjustly neglected composer.
 
 

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Premiere Portraits: Thomas Ebenstein

SCHÖNBERG · ZEMLINSKY · STRAUS · KORNGOLD
Charles Spencer, piano

C3007 PC: 01 UPC: 845221030074

Capriccio’s “Première Portraits” CD-Edition supports young, talented artists by making their debut CDs available to a worldwide audience. This new release presents Thomas Ebenstein, who was born in Carinthia in Austria in 1979 and has been a member of the Vienna State Opera since the 2012/13 season. He has played a number of roles at the Salzburg Festival, including that of Pedrillo (The Abduction from the Seraglio). He has also appeared on a number of DVD performances for Arthaus Musik. These include David (The Mastersingers from Nuremberg), Steersman (The Flying Dutchman), Dancing Master (Ariadne on Naxos), Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges) and Alfred (The Bat).

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FRANZ & CARL DOPPLER EDITION 6/10

The Complete Flute Music - Vol. 6/10
Claudi Arimany · Shigenori Kudo · Maxence Larrieu · János Balint · Alan Branch · Michel Wagemans · Francesco Nicolosi · Barcino Horn Quartet · Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche • Leonardo Martínez

C5300 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053004

“Valse di Bravura”, Op. 33 (F&C) for two flutes and piano · Chanson d´amour. Air Varié, Op. 20 (F) for flute and piano · “Das Waldvöglein” (L’oiseau des bois). Idylle, Op. 21 (F) for flute and four horns · Morceaux favoris sur “Der Freischütz” opéra de C.M. von Weber (F) (WPR) for solo flute with piano ad libitum · Potpourri sur “Bánk-Bán” opéra hongroise de F. Erkel © (WPR) for piano and flute · Duo sur “La Muette de Portici” opéra de D.F.E. Aubert (F) (WPR) for two solo flutes · Moderato (F) (WPR) for flute and piano · “Fantaisie sur des motifs hongrois” © (WPR) for two flute and orchestra (original1853 Doppler orchestral version)
C = Carl Doppler / F=Franz Doppler / WPR=World premiere recording
The Doppler brothers played a dominant role in the Imperial-Royal Monarchy’s musical life as composers, conductors, musicians and orchestral soloists. They were on good terms with acknowledged artists of the era, such as Ferenc Liszt and Ferenc Erkel, as well as Jozsef Bajza, director of the Budapest National Theatre.
This is the sixth release in a set of 10 CDs comprising the Dopplers' 
complete music for flute(s), including various arrangements. Flautist Claudi Arimany spent
decades researching this project, inspiring 
many famous musicians to become involved in its realisation.
 

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