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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Release of the Week:

Elgar, E.: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 / Introduction and Allegro / Elegy / 5 Military Marches, 'Pomp and Circumstance' (Watkins)
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Elgar, E.: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 / Introduction and Allegro / Elegy / 5 Military Marches, "Pomp and Circumstance" (Watkins)
Chandos: CHAN10709

Cellist Paul Watkins, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic showcase some of Elgar's most popular works, including his last major work, the Cello Concerto in E Minor. Paul Watkins writes, "It is a privilege to add my voice to the many different interpretations of this iconic work. I feel fortunate to have been working with Sir Andrew Davis. He is the most natural and intelligent interpreter of Elgar I know."


Other Featured New Releases:


Beethoven, L. van: Missa Solemnis (London Philharmonic, Eschenbach) Beethoven, L. van: Missa Solemnis (London Philharmonic, Eschenbach)
LPO: LPO-0061

Beethoven's awesome, sublime Missa Solemnis is one of his supreme achievements, which he headed ‘From the heart – may it in turn go to the heart!’ In this live concert recording, the fervour of Beethoven’s vision is powerfully realised by conductor Christoph Eschenbach with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.
   
Oboe Recital: Moinet, Celine - Bach, J.S. / Bach, C.P.E. / Berio, L. / Britten, B. / Carter, E. Oboe Recital: Moinet, Celine - Bach, J.S. / Bach, C.P.E. / Berio, L. / Britten, B. / Carter, E.
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902118

Oboist Celine Moinet here finds the connections between two sets of composers two centuries apart; J.S. and C.P.E. Bach resonate with the 20th Century of Britten, Berio and Carter in a program that reminds us of the 'tenderness' with which Berlioz identified the oboe.
   
Sorensen, B.: Requiem / Ockeghem, J.: Missa pro defunctis (Hillier) Sorensen, B.: Requiem / Ockeghem, J.: Missa pro defunctis (Hillier)
Dacapo: 6.220571

Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen bring us another fulfilling performance and recording. In this extraordinary Requiem the 500 years that separate Renaissance master Johannes Ockeghem and contemporary Danish composer Bert Sørensen diappear.

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