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This week we added two new features - another Mercadante Opera in Naxos' growing collection of his works, and the latest album from Scottish world-music heroes Saor Patrol.

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This Week's New Features - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saverio Mercadante - I Briganti A highly regarded composer in his day and considered the equal of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante pioneered the transformation of bel canto opera into real music drama. He wrote the operatic tragedy I Briganti (The Brigands) not only to prove himself to the Parisian public but as a direct challenge to Bellini's I Puritani, premiered the previous year. more info
Saor Patrol - Outlander Saor Patrol's music is a unique 21st century interpretation of Scotland's past, with vibrant pipe tunes and tribal drums augmented by flourishes of electric guitar and modern production. Their newest release, Outlander, emphasizes melody without sacrificing their rugged approach. more info
Last Chance: 10 Years of Musica Italiana - Gianandrea Noseda; and Missa Solemnis - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
10 Years of Musica Italiana - Gianandrea Noseda This special '2 for 1' compilation release celebrates ten years of Gianandrea Noseda's Musica Italiana series. Recording with both the BBC Philharmonic and the Orchestra & Chorus Torino Teatro Regio, Noseda has shown a remarkable commitment to championing long-forgotten scores by well-known composers as well as the finest works by altogether neglected ones. Included inside is the complete series on Chandos. more info
Missa Solemnis - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti Recorded live at the BBC Proms in 1982, this concert was one of the highlights of Solti's final season as LPO Principal Conductor. This memorable performance was described by mezzo soprano Doris Soffel as the conductor's 'love-declaration to Beethoven'. The Missa Solemnis is one of Beethoven's great works from the height of his composing career - nothing he composed surpasses it for scale, sincerity or sheer vision. more info
July Special Feature: Complete String Quartets and Symphonies by Louis Spohr - now selling for one low price
Louis Spohr - Complete String Quartets With the 17th volume, Marco Polo completes their comprehensive collection of String Quartets by Louis Spohr.

For the month of July, we are excited to offer two spectacular deals for collectors: Complete String Quartets and Complete Symphonies. Buy all the String Quartets and Symphonies by Louis Spohr for one low price.
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