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This week's featured new release is a loving tribute to the music of Kaija Saariaho performed by Meta4 string quartet. Also just released are Leclair's Violin Sonatas Op. 2, a stirring performance of Janacek piano works and a good bargain on quintessential Tchaikovsky recordings. Enjoy these and all the new releases at ClassicsOnline.

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New Releases for Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Saariaho, K.: Chamber Works for Strings, Vol. 1 (Meta4, Laakso)
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Saariaho, K.: Chamber Works for Strings, Vol. 1 (Meta4, Laakso)
Ondine: ODE1222-2

Kaija Saariaho is renowned across the world for her vivid orchestration. Her chamber works highlight her ability to create unique sound worlds with only a few instruments. Her porfile was recently raised by a stint as composer in residence at Carnegie Hall. Acclaimed sting quartet Meta4 perform in tribute to Saariaho, who turned 60 last year.


Other Featured New Releases:


Leclair, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 1-5, 8 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings) Leclair, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 1-5, 8 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)
Naxos: 8.572866

Jean-Marie Leclair's Violin Sonatas Op. 2 are filled with melodic beauty and expressive, surprising harmonies. Leclair takes us on unexpected journeys of landscape and scenery in his slow movements and excites us with Italian energy and fire in the fast.
   
Janacek, L.: Piano Works - In the Mists / 1.X.1905, 'Sonata' / On the Overgrown Path, Book 1 (Basilova) Janacek, L.: Piano Works - In the Mists / 1.X.1905, "Sonata" / On the Overgrown Path, Book 1 (Basilova)
Quintone: Q12003

Janacek's three most significant piano works are included here, each full of originality and depth of feeling. This material requires an artist sensitive to the sadness and beauty of the compositions, and Helena Basilova is that masterful artist.
   
Tchaikovsky - 50 of the Best Tchaikovsky - 50 of the Best
Naxos: 9.40348

Naxos presents another in their budget compilation series '50 of the Best' this time featuring the essentials of Tchaikovsky.

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