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Featured new releases this week include a delightful album of children's stories set to music and narrated by Oscar-winners Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. Also, very nice performances of Debussy orchestral works from Anima Eterna Brugge, Fazil Say's evocative first symphony 'Istanbul' and a Christmas album from the Copely Singers, If you enjoy these releases, why not forward this email to a friend.

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The ClassicsOnline Team


New Releases for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Heggie, J.: Creation / Animal Passion / Alas! Alack! / Indian Summer / Joy Alone (Connection) (Natural Selection) (Foland)
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Heggie, J.: Creation / Animal Passion / Alas! Alack! / Indian Summer / Joy Alone (Connection) (Natural Selection) (Foland)
GPR Records: GPR11012

Oscar winners Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas join forces and perform these beloved musical compositions based on three children's masterpieces. Catherine narrates the Piano Trio Version (with Trio 21) of The Runaway Bunny, the contemporary classic by Emmy Award winning Glen Roven; Michael narrates the beloved The Story of Babar, with the brilliant score by Francis Poulenc. English Baritone Mark Stone sings Roven's Goodnight Moon along with the GPR Festival Choir. The perfect gift for the young and the young at heart.


Other Featured New Releases:


I WONDER AS I WANDER OUT UNDER THE SKY - Christmas with the Copley Singers I WONDER AS I WANDER OUT UNDER THE SKY - Christmas with the Copley Singers
Gothic: G-49283

Founded in 2006, the Copley Singers are a congenial group of colleagues and friends who gather several times a year to perform together. "I Wonder as I Wander" is packed with 22 Christmas favorites, ranging from traditional carols to secular songs. The 79 minutes of music includes some arresting and unusual arrangements of well-known works.
   
Debussy, C.: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / La mer / Images (Anima Eterna Brugge, Immerseel) Debussy, C.: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / La mer / Images (Anima Eterna Brugge, Immerseel)
Zig-Zag Territoires: ZZT313

The orchestra 'Anima Eterna Brugge' was founded by Jos van Immerseel in 1987 and is based in Bruges. Their stated objective is to bring the great masterpieces of classical music to modern audiences. Here we have a lively and beautifully recorded interpretation of Debussy favorites.
   
Say, F.: Symphony No. 1, 'Istanbul Symphony' / Hezarfen (Karadag, Aykal, Ettinger) Say, F.: Symphony No. 1, 'Istanbul Symphony' / Hezarfen (Karadag, Aykal, Ettinger)
naïve: V5315

Fazil Say's first symphony, 'Istanbul' premiered in 2010 at the conclusion of his five-year residency at the Konzerthaus Dortmund and constitutes a vibrant and poetic tribute to the metropolis on the Bosporus and its millions of inhabitants.

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