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New and noteworthy this week are releases from a leading Japanese composer, wind band performances of Gershwin and Bernstein, accomplished young Israeli chamber musicians and lesser-known but masterful Opera by Mayr. We hope you will sample these new recordings and discover something new to love.

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New Releases for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hashimoto, Q.: Symphony No. 2 / 3 Wasan / Scherzo con sentimento (Fukushima, Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia, Yuasa)
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Hashimoto, Q.: Symphony No. 2 / 3 Wasan / Scherzo con sentimento (Fukushima, Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia, Yuasa)
Naxos: 8.572869

Qunihico Hashimoto was one of the leading Japanese composers in the first half of the twentieth century, melding Japanese and European musical forms. Symphony No. 2 was commissioned to celebrate Japan's postwar Constitution, but combines jubilation with an introspective nostalgia.


Other Featured New Releases:


Wind Band Arrangements - Bernstein, L. / Gershwin, G. / Mancini, H. (American Classics) (Krautwurst, Saxon Wind Philharmonic, Clamor) Wind Band Arrangements - Bernstein, L. / Gershwin, G. / Mancini, H. (American Classics) (Krautwurst, Saxon Wind Philharmonic, Clamor)
Genuin: Gen12247

This album of festive American favorites comes from the Saxon Wind Philharmonic led by Thomas Clamor. Gershwin, Bernstein, Mancini and others are to be found on this delightful album.
   
Chamber Music - Saint-Saens, C. / Martinu, B. / Porat, M. / Debussy, C. / Bartok, B. (Opus 1) (Israeli Chamber Project) Chamber Music - Saint-Saens, C. / Martinu, B. / Porat, M. / Debussy, C. / Bartok, B. (Opus 1) (Israeli Chamber Project)
Azica Records: Azica71274

Opus 1 is the latest release from the Israeli Chamber Project, formed from among Israel's most accomplished young musicians. Comprised of strings, winds, harp and piano, the group has quickly made a name for themselves with their passionate musicianship and creative programming.
   
Mayr, J.S.: Demetrio [Opera] (Agudin) Mayr, J.S.: Demetrio [Opera] (Agudin)
Oehms Classics: OC958

Mayr's late work is a mixture of romantic anticipation, stylistic reminiscences of Mozart and Haydn, bel canto elements and a touch of Rossini, all worked into a unique, melodic form. With Demetrio, he left a masterpiece that belongs on the great stages of the world.

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