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Maurice RAVEL SONATINE & MIROIRS HANNES MINNAAR: PIANO “Hannes is a musician with a great future ahead of him. He is intelligent, curious and passionate—a winning combination.” — Marin Alsop: Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Tomás Luis de VICTORIA SACRED MUSIC: GOD’S COMPOSER CHRISTOPHERS: CND/THE SIXTEEN Broadcast on the BBC in December 2011, this special episode of the acclaimed Sacred Music series marks the 400 th anniversary of the death of Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria.
SAN FRANCISCO CHORAL ARTISTS WITH STRINGS ATTACHED ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET/SAN FRANCISCO CHORAL ARTISTS Joyous, celebratory performances of exciting new works for chamber chorus and string quartet captured in superb recordings by Judith Sherman.
THE ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET IN FRIENDSHIP ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET/JOAN ENRIC LLUNA: CLARINET Breathtaking performances by celebrated Spanish clarinetist Joan Enric Lluna and the ASQ! A glorious partnership spanning two decades faithfully captured by producer Judith Sherman.
August DE BOECK PIANO CONCERTO JOZEF DE BEENHOUWER: PIANO/JANÁ ˇ CEK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA/VENKOV: CND The suite from the opera Francesca finally rescues this accomplished musical drama by the late romantic Belgian composer August De Boeck from obscurity.
Antonín DVO ˇ RÁK & George GERSHWIN VIOLIN CONCERTO & AN AMERICAN IN PARIS LIZA FERSCHTMAN: VIOLIN/MARIO VENZAGO: CND Violinist Liza Ferschtman’s name is becoming more well-known in the international music scene, and this new recording shows that she is a world-class musician we will be hearing from even more in the future!
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Johann Christian SCHIEFERDECKER MUSICALISCHE CONCERTE ELBIPOLIS BAROQUE ORCHESTRA The excellent Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra plays the works of Johann Christian Schieferdecker, a totally unknown composer who was a pupil of Buxtehude. With this recording, the orchestra opens a new door into the world of this unknown master.
LUCIANO PAVAROTTI THE PAVAROTTI COLLECTION VOL. II LUCIANO PAVAROTTI: TENOR With over 100 historic recordings on 12 discs, this magnificent box set presents selections from wellknown operas such as Verdi’s Aida, Puccini’s La bohème, and Donizetti’s La fille du régiment in authoritative performances by one of the greatest tenors of all time.
Léo DELIBES SYLVIA & COPPÉLIA SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ORCHESTRA/MARTIN WEST: CND Under the direction of Martin West, the San Francisco Ballet (the oldest professional ballet company in the US) presents two works by Léo Delibes; the delightful comedy “Coppélia” and “Sylvia,” a romance filled with sighs of longing and the thrill of infatuation.
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