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JALBERT, P.: Invention of Saxophone (The) / GARROP, S.: Ars Poetica / FUNG, Vivian: Insomnia (The Billy Collins Suite) (Robinson)JALBERT, P.: Invention of Saxophone (The) / GARROP, S.: Ars Poetica / FUNG, Vivian: Insomnia (The Billy Collins Suite) (Robinson)
(Cedille: CDR90000-115)

Billy Collins envisioned his work as a “cheap means of transportation” that carries the reader to a new, slightly disoriented place. His use of humor is genuine and unforced. Each of the five pieces presented on the Billy Collins Suite comments and reflects on his poems, some with more humor than others. Three pieces involve the recitation of poetry by a narrator...
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BRAHMS, J.: Nanie / Gesang der Parzen / Alto Rhapsody / Schicksalslied (Coote, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bamberg Symphony, Ticciati)

BRAHMS, J.: Nanie / Gesang der Parzen / Alto Rhapsody / Schicksalslied (Coote, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bamberg Symphony, Ticciati)
(Tudor: TUDOR7167)

Barely into his late 20s, the English conductor Robin Ticciati is already being ranked among podium prodigies like Simon Rattle (who provided early encouragement) and Gustavo Dudamel. Currently the principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Ticciati will become the principal guest conductor of the Bamberg Symphony in the fall...
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PAGANINI, N.: 24 Caprices, Op. 1 (Ehnes)PAGANINI, N.: 24 Caprices, Op. 1 (Ehnes)
(Onyx: ONYX4044)

This eminently popular and extremely challenging set of works for virtuoso solo violin naturally has attracted the interest of every major artist worthy of the name, resulting in a significant recorded legacy that's as much a tribute to the artists--Accardo, Perlman, Rabin, Ricci, Midori, etc.--as to Paganini's genius. However, if you're in the market for a first-rank--indeed superlative--recording of Paganini's masterpiece, look no further than this release from Canadian violinist James Ehnes...
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INDY, V.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (Iceland Symphony, Gamba) - Symphony No. 3 / Istar / Choral varie / Diptyque mediterraneen

INDY, V.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (Iceland Symphony, Gamba) - Symphony No. 3 / Istar / Choral varie / Diptyque mediterraneen
(Chandos: CHAN10585)

Surprising, cinematic, fully enjoyable discovery

The disc opens with Istar and its lush, atmospheric opening with prominent horns and woodwinds. This is followed by a melodic interplay between solo strings (violin) and solo woodwinds (oboe/flute). Then enters a happy jaunt which is quickly interrupted by a march followed by swirling romantic themes (reminiscent of  Bernard Hermann at his romantic best) coming to a grand conclusion...
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BILL LOWE-ANDY JAFFE REPERTORY BIG BAND: Imperfect Storm (An)

BILL LOWE-ANDY JAFFE REPERTORY BIG BAND: Imperfect Storm (An)
(Big Round Records: BR8907)

Awesome. I'd buy it.

This album is a great fusion of more reserved "Big Band"  and "Cool Jazz". One minute it's loud horns in a harmonious cacophony of noise. The next you're hearing the classic sound of that "walking" bass line, and the pianist jammin on complex chords with accented melodies that just makes you want to bob your head and tap your foot. If you feel like lifting your spirits, this should do the trick!...
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BOWEN, Y.: Piano Works, Vol. 4 (Celis) - Partita / Suites for Piano Nos. 3 and 4 / 3 Sketches for Piano / Piano Sonatina, Op. 144 / 3 Novelettes

RAVEL, M: Enfant et les sortileges (L') [Opera] / Sheherazade (Boulianne, Nashville Symphony, Willis)
(Naxos: 8.660215)

Winning

This Grammy nominated disc was originally supposed to be performed and recorded by members of the Nashville Opera Chorus rather than the Chicago & Nashville Symphony Choruses—since the original performances were given by the Nashville Opera Ensemble.  However, the day before the recording, that ensemble and two principal artists were cut from the recording…to this day there has been no reason given why. So I am going to try to do this without a shaded view of the Nashville Symphony Organization or the Naxos Label, especially because I know both are outstanding companies...
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