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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Dear ClassicsOnline customer,

Our recommendations this week reflect the varied tastes of our customers. Enjoy the beautifully recorded Aquarelle Guitar Quartet's take on great movie themes, lesser-known but worthwhile ballet highlights by Adolphe Adam, the well-traveled Goldberg Variations as you've never heard them and early music for the new world.

Sincerely,
The ClassicsOnline Team


New Release of the Week:

Guitar Quartet Recital: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Goldenthal, E. / Horner, J. / Williams, J. / Nyman, M. (Final Cut: Film Music for 4 Guitars)
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Guitar Quartet Recital: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Goldenthal, E. / Horner, J. / Williams, J. / Nyman, M. (Final Cut: Film Music for 4 Guitars)
Chandos: CHAN10723

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet takes award-winning movie themes and arranges them for four guitars in this beguiling release. The new arrangements give fresh perspective on these celebrated scores, and the performances capture the broad spectrum of emotions elicited by the films.


Other Featured New Releases:


Adam, A.: Giselle [Ballet] (Highlights) (Slovak Radio Symphony, Mogrelia) Adam, A.: Giselle [Ballet] (Highlights) (Slovak Radio Symphony, Mogrelia)
Naxos: 8.572924

Adolphe Adam is best remembered for his ballet Giselle, wherein the ghosts of unmarried girls return to torment the living. If you like the Romantic ballets of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, you will enjoy these pieces written amid the delirium of 19th Century Paris.
   
Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. for accordion) (Rattya) Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. for accordion) (Rattya)
Ondine: ODE1209-2

Hear the Goldberg Variations for the first time - on accordion. This release is part of a slew of recent releases responsible for many people re-evaluating their prejudices about this instrument.
   
Chamber Music (Renaissance) - Fernandes, G. / Murcia, S. de / Cabezon, H. de / Ortiz, D. / Aranes, J. (Los Ministriles in the New World) (Piffaro) Chamber Music (Renaissance) - Fernandes, G. / Murcia, S. de / Cabezon, H. de / Ortiz, D. / Aranes, J. (Los Ministriles in the New World) (Piffaro)
Navona: NV5875

Early music purists Piffaro have earned a reputation for their historically accurate, carefully researched approach. Here they explore Spanish composers of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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