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Be sure to check out some new music this week at ClassicsOnline. Our featured release is an outstanding performance of Saint-Saëns's Violin Sonata No. 1. We also feature a thrilling performance of a rarely heard Piano Concerto by Carlos Chavez; Strauss Lieder by Christiane Oelze and an experimental journey into electro-acoustic new music.

Enjoy these and all new releases,
The ClassicsOnline Team


New Releases for Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Saint-Saens, C.: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Clamagirand, Cohen)
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Saint-Saens, C.: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Clamagirand, Cohen)
Naxos: 8.572750

Saint-Saëns did much to promote chamber music in Paris during the second half of the 19th century, including his technically challenging 1885 work Violin Sonata No. 1. Fanny Clamagirand is considered one of the leading violinists of her generation, performing with elegance, sensitivity and authority.


Other Featured New Releases:


Chavez, C.: Piano Concerto / Meditacion / Moncayo, J.P.: Muros verdes / Zyman, S.: Variations on an Original Theme (Osorio) Chavez, C.: Piano Concerto / Meditacion / Moncayo, J.P.: Muros verdes / Zyman, S.: Variations on an Original Theme (Osorio)
Cedille: CDR90000-140

The rarely-performed Piano Concerto by 20th Century Mexican composer Carlos Chavez gets an idiomatic and compelling performance from pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico. Surprising tempo changes and a whirlwind of styles make it a thrill ride for performers and audiences alike.
   
Strauss, R.: Lieder (Oelze, Schneider) Strauss, R.: Lieder (Oelze, Schneider)
Solo Musica: SM183

Christiane Oelze takes us on a personal journey through her favorite Strauss Lieder selections wherein groups of works from various different periods are loosely combined. This album follows up the highly successful Forbidden Songs which featured exiled Jewish composers.
   
Bretschneider, F. / Kanding, E.: Auxiliary Blue (Contemporanea) Bretschneider, F. / Kanding, E.: Auxiliary Blue (Contemporanea)
Dacapo: 8.226540

New music aficianados and fans of electronic music, take note of this standout release from Frank Bretschneider and Ejnar Kanding, who create new interconnections between Berlin and Copenhagen with three works from the past five years. Each interprets the other's compositions and explores the tension between electronic and acoustic instruments.

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