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Our new release of the week is a collection of counter-tenor performances from today's celebrated practitioners, plus we feature the London Symphony Orchestra's new Nielsen release, piano music from Manuel Ponce and the second volume of Bartok string quartets by the Euclid Quartet.

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The ClassicsOnline Team


New Releases for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nielsen, C.: Symphonies Nos. 2, 'The 4 Temperaments', and 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' (Hall, Farnsworth, London Symphony, Colin Davis)
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Nielsen, C.: Symphonies Nos. 2, "The 4 Temperaments", and 3, "Sinfonia espansiva" (Hall, Farnsworth, London Symphony, Colin Davis)
LSO Live: LSO0722

Inspired by a painting of the 'Four Temperaments,' each movement of Carl Nielsen's Second Symphony depicts a different human emotion. Characteristically Danish, and ambitious in scope, this is Nielsen's most recognized international work, and given a thrilling performance here by the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis.


Other Featured New Releases:


Les Countre-Tenors Les Countre-Tenors
naïve: V5328

Specially chosen selections from the naïve catalog featuring the enchantments of the counter-tenor voice. Performances by Philippe Jaroussky, Andreas Scholl, Gerard Lesnie, James Bowman, Lestyn Davies and David DQ Lee.
   
Ponce, M.M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Cendoya) Ponce, M.M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Cendoya)
Grand Piano: GP638

Manuel Ponce composed in a wide range of styles, with a footing in Romanticism, incorporating indiginous idioms and a more advanced harmonic language. This album is the first of 8 volumes to be issued on Grand Piano, and covers three decades of his output, between 1909 and 1941.
   
Bartok, B.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, 5 (Euclid Quartet) Bartok, B.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, 5 (Euclid Quartet)
Artek: AR-0060-2

The Euclid Quartet follows up their highly reviewed 2010 Bartok Quartets release with this new album containing Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 5. Critics praised the audiophile quality of the recordings, the warm and clarity of tone, and the fearless interpretation of these well known works.


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