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Our featured release this week is the final volume of Rossini overtures on Naxos. Also below, beautiful Italian Baroque songs by Roberta Invernizzi; York Bowen chamber works; and, a moving tribute to the life-saving power of music. Enjoy these and all the new releases each week at ClassicsOnline.

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New Releases for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rossini, G.: Overtures (Complete), Vol. 4 (Prague Sinfonia, Benda)
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Rossini, G.: Overtures (Complete), Vol. 4 (Prague Sinfonia, Benda)
Naxos: 8.572735

The fourth and final release in this series of Giacomo Rossini's complete overtures includes the overtures to Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il Turco in Italia, among other works. The Prague Sinfonia Orchestra is led by conductor Christian Benda. Earlier volumes in the series were said to, "benefit from an acoustic just right for the music and a balance which allows all the detail to be heard" (MusicWeb International) and "...an appealing mix of familiar and unfamiliar works, all of which are well worth getting to know." (ClassicsToday)


Other Featured New Releases:


Vocal Recital: Invernizzi, Roberta - Romano, G. / Ferrari, B. / Piccinini, A. / Caccini, G. / Kapsberger, G.G. / Rossi, L. (La bella piy bella) Vocal Recital: Invernizzi, Roberta - Romano, G. / Ferrari, B. / Piccinini, A. / Caccini, G. / Kapsberger, G.G. / Rossi, L. (La bella più bella)
Glossa: GCD92290

Roberta Invernizzi is known for her elegant interpretations of later Baroque repertoire, particularly that of Handel and Vivaldi. Here, the Milanese singer focuses on Italian songs from the early 1700s, a time when courtly and polyphonic expression were giving way to a single voice accompanied by a single instrument.
   
Bowen, Y.: Phantasy-Quintet / Piano Trios / Clarinet Sonata (Plane, Gould Piano Trio) Bowen, Y.: Phantasy-Quintet / Piano Trios / Clarinet Sonata (Plane, Gould Piano Trio)
Chandos: CHAN10805

The Gould Trio and guests perform in this recording of York Bowen chamber works. The Gould Piano Trio are considered one of the finest ensembles of their kind. The Piano Trio Op, 118, arguably Bowen's chamber masterpiece, is one of the finest such works by a British composer. Saint Saëns once described him "...as the most remarkable of the young British composers".
   
Bloch, E.: Schelomo / Voice in the Wilderness / Caplet, A.: Epiphanie (R. Wallfisch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, B. Wallfisch) Bloch, E.: Schelomo / Voice in the Wilderness / Caplet, A.: Epiphanie (R. Wallfisch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, B. Wallfisch)
Nimbus: NI5913

It is because of her skill as a cellist that Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, 88, is able to sit in her home in west London, smoking a cigarette and talking about her remarkable life. She survived both Belsen and Auschwitz as a member of the concentration camp's women's orchestra. Now, her son, world renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch, and grandson film composer Benjamin Wallfisch conducting the BBC National Orchestra for Wales, make this moving tribute to the music that saved their Grandmother and made their lives possible.


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