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This week's featured new releases include a brilliant performance by The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, the next in the series of Weinberg orchestral music from Naxos, a great selection of piano music from Lara Downes and Steinway, and flute fantasies based on Verdi melodies. Enjoy some new music, and thank you for shopping at ClassicsOnline.

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New Releases for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wesley, S.S.: Sacred Choral Works (Ascribe unto the Lord) (St. John's College Choir, Cambridge, Nethsingha)
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Wesley, S.S.: Sacred Choral Works (Ascribe unto the Lord) (St. John's College Choir, Cambridge, Nethsingha)
Chandos: CHAN10751

The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge has selected some of the most well-loved choral compositions by Samuel Sebastian Wesley for this new release on Chandos, interspersing them with one of his organ works and a psalm chant by his father, Samuel Wesley.


Other Featured New Releases:


Weinberg, M.: Symphony No. 8, Op. 83, 'Tveti Pol'shi' (Polish Flowers) (Dobrowolska, Marciniec, Bartminski, Wit) Weinberg, M.: Symphony No. 8, Op. 83, "Tveti Pol'shi" (Polish Flowers) (Dobrowolska, Marciniec, Bartminski, Wit)
Naxos: 8.572873

Antoni Wit and his Warsaw forces give us Weinberg's Symphony No. 8 'Polish Flowers,' a product of his remarkable burst of creativity during the 1960s. Social inequities, poverty cruelty in times of war and a final luminous vision of hope are all eloquently expressed in this powerful, personal statement.
   
Piano Recital: Downes, Lara - Bartok, B. / Chopin, F. / Prokofiev, S. / Martinu, B. / Korngold, E.W. / Still, W.G. (Exiles' Cafe) Piano Recital: Downes, Lara - Bartok, B. / Chopin, F. / Prokofiev, S. / Martinu, B. / Korngold, E.W. / Still, W.G. (Exiles' Cafe)
Steinway and Sons: Steinway30016

The miniatures collected here tell stories of the transformative passage from what is left behind to what is discovered ahead. Exiles' Cafe is Lara Downes debut recording for the Steinway & Sons label.
   
Briccialdi, G.: Operatic Fantasies (Trevisani, Girardi) Briccialdi, G.: Operatic Fantasies (Trevisani, Girardi)
Delos: DE3429

These world premiere recordings of beautifully crafted fantasies for flute are based on Verdi's most beloved melodies, and will appeal to fans of the flute as well as opera fans. Italian flautist and romantic repertoire specialist Raffaele Trevisani performs.


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