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New Releases featured this week include stirring Syzmanowski, a virtuoso pianist from Ukraine, the irrepressible Seraphic Fire and Bond... James Bond - for Orchestra from Carl Davis. Enjoy the latest releases at ClassicsOnline.

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New Releases for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Szymanowski, K.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4, 'Symphonie Concertante' / Concert Overture (Muzyka polska, Vol. 5) (Lortie, BBC Symphony, Gardner)
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Szymanowski, K.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4, 'Symphonie Concertante' / Concert Overture (Muzyka polska, Vol. 5) (Lortie, BBC Symphony, Gardner)
Chandos: CHSA5115

Syzmanowski inscribed the original score with part of the poem Witez Wlast by his friend Tadeuz Miciszki, 'I will not play you sad songs, O Shades! but will give you a triumph proud and fierce.' The vivid image is perfectly in keeping with the music's exuberant and vivacious character.


Other Featured New Releases:


Piano Recital: Lisitsa, Valentina - Beethoven, L. van / Schumann, R. / Thalberg, S. / Liszt, F. Piano Recital: Lisitsa, Valentina - Beethoven, L. van / Schumann, R. / Thalberg, S. / Liszt, F.
Naxos: 8.572491

Described as a 'bonfide angel playing' and an 'electrifying pianist,' Ukranian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa here performs a demanding, thoroughly Romantic program including Beethoven's 'Appaossionata' Sonata, Schumann's 'Kinderszenen', Thalberg's fascinating transformation of Rossini themes and Liszt's pianistic 'Danse Macabre.'
   
Monteverdi, C.: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Seraphic Fire, Michigan University Choir, Quigley) Monteverdi, C.: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Seraphic Fire, Michigan University Choir, Quigley)
Seraphic Fire Media: SFMCD06

Here, Seraphic Fire returns Monteverdi to his own age, the late Renaissance, rather than the high Baroque of Bach or Handel, as is most often heard in recorded interpretations. The smaller forces and intimate atmosphere match the inscription on the score's title plate: "suited for the chapels and chambers of princes."
   
Bond for Orchestra Bond for Orchestra
Carl Davis Collection: CDC021

Carl Davis presents orchestrations of popular themes from the James Bond movie series.

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