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Léo DELIBES SYLVIA & COPPELIA MARTIN WEST: CND/SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ORCHESTRA 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.
NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG ON OUR WAY: THE JOURNEY OF NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG AND THE NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA A film that weaves a live tour concert, on-camera anecdotes, rehearsal, and behind-the-scenes footage of world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg in her new dynamic role as music director of the San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra.
MARIA CALLAS, VOLUME 2 LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES MARIA CALLAS: SOPRANO Superstar Maria Callas (1923–1977) in her greatest roles, including the tempestuous Aida, Armida in one of Rossini’s rarest operas, and the 1956 recording of Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, simply one of the greatest live performances ever recorded!
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Julian von Karolyi TCHAIKOVSKY & SCHUMANN: PIANO CONCERTOS JULIAN VON KAROLYI: PIANO Julian von Karolyi was one of the leading pianists of the 20 th century, but has now unjustly faded into obscurity. Both of the pieces are with the famed Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and both are appearing on CD for the first time!
August DE BOECK PIANO CONCERTO/PRELUDE THEROIGNE DE MERICOURT JOZEF DE BEENHOUWER: PIANO The suite from the opera Francesca finally rescues this accomplished musical drama by the late romantic Belgian composer August De Boeck from obscurity. His piano concerto is a highly original, fresh and effervescent, yet solidly constructed composition.
THE SIXTEEN ROYAL MANUSCRIPTS: THE GENIUS OF ILLUMINATION HARRY CHRISTOPHERS: CND/THE SIXTEEN This disc celebrates the British Library’s first major exhibition to bring together their Royal collection, a treasure trove of illuminated manuscripts from between the 9 th and 16 th centuries collected by the kings and queens of England.
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THE ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET IN FRIENDSHIP ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET/JOAN ENRIC LLUNA: CLARINET Also Available: With Strings Attached [Foghorn Classics 2006] Gershwin & Kern [Foghorn Classics 2008]
Max BRUCH & Felix MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTOS [HYBRID SACD+DVD] PHILIPPE QUINT: VIOLIN For the first time, two-time Grammy Award nominee violinist Philippe Quint records warhorses of the 19 th century classical music repertoire.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN COMPLETE SYMPHONIES JAN WILLEM DE VRIEND: CND/NETHERLANDS SO Over the past few years, Jan Willem de Vriend and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have made CD recordings of all the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven—and this box contains them all!
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