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Enjoyable, approachable yet substantive, the featured new release of compositions by Alexander Goehr is a wide ranging contemporary treat in splendid sound. Also, from Sir Andrew Davis and the Bergen Phil we get Berlioz orchestra overtures, then, the fourth and final volume of Weinberg piano, and a fun-filled audiobook on the Kings and Queens of England. Visit these and many more new releases at ClassicsOnline.

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New Releases for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Goehr, A.: Marching to Carcassonne / When Adam Fell / Pastorals (P. Serkin, BBC Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Knussen)
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Goehr, A.: Marching to Carcassonne / When Adam Fell / Pastorals (P. Serkin, BBC Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Knussen)
Naxos: 8.573052

Goehr stands alongside his 'Manchester School' contemporaries Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies as an inventive, intellectually rigorous, yet expressive composer. One can hear Gabrielli's influence in the virtuoso brass of 'Pastorals,' and echoes of Bach in the descending intervals of 'When Adam Fell.'


Other Featured New Releases:


Berlioz, H.: Overtures (Bergen Philharmonic, Davis) Berlioz, H.: Overtures (Bergen Philharmonic, Davis)
Chandos: CHSA5118

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis here performs seven dazzling orchestral overtures by Hector Berlioz, a composer who excelled in blending literary and musical elements into highly energetic and personal creations.
   
Weinberg, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 4 (Brewster Franzetti) Weinberg, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 4 (Brewster Franzetti)
Grand Piano: GP611

Volume 4 is the final installment in Weinberg's Complete Piano Music series on Grand Piano. Brewster Franzetti performs the brilliant and technically complex Sonatas Nos. 5 and 6.
   
Green, J.: Kings and Queens of England (Unabridged) Green, J.: Kings and Queens of England (Unabridged)
Naxos AudioBooks: NA0111

Which King had the band play 'Rule Brittania' while he took a bath? Which queen was so fat she needed a hoist to assume the throne? Learn these facts and more in this fun, historical audiobook on the Kings and Queens of England.

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