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This Week's New Features - Thursday, March 20, 2014

Diary of a Journey - Richard Festinger Richard Festinger has long been an essential part of Northern California Bay Area musical life, his works described as having a "combination of propulsive energy with an impeccable sense of poise and balance" (Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival). Each work on this wide-ranging release of chamber music works from Richard Festinger is a quintessential example of his approach to composition. more info
Ingrid Fliter - Chopin Piano Concertos Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn Records debut with a distinctive performance of Chopin's notoriously difficult piano concertos, featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. As the winner of the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid has built a reputation as a first-rate Chopin interpreter. more info
Last Chance: Academy of Ancient Music - St. John Passion; and Gerald Finley - Shostakovich
Academy of Ancient Music - St. John Passion The Academy of Ancient Music celebrates its 40th anniversary year with the featured release below, a new recording of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion. Featuring a cast of superb soloists, this is a rare example of the work's first version, dating from 1724. This is the second recording on the recently launched AAM label. Enjoy this and the other featured releases by the Academy of Ancient Music inside. more info
Gerald Finley - Shostakovich This captivating release is Gerald Finley's debut recording for Ondine, and features performances of Shostakovich pieces including two world-premiere recordings. Thomas Sanderling, conducting the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, was a friend of the composer and was personally involved in the discovery of the versions included in this recording. more info

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