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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Dear ClassicsOnline customer,

This weeks' featured new releases include Messiaen's commemorative piece for the dead of two World Wars, the completion of Mariss Janson's Brahms Symphony cycle, Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra's Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 and Tavener choral works conducted by the late Richard Hickox.

Sincerely,
The ClassicsOnline Team


New Release of the Week:

Messiaen, O.: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum / Le tombeau resplendissant / Hymne (Lyon National Orchestra, Markl)
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Messiaen, O.: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum / Le tombeau resplendissant / Hymne (Lyon National Orchestra, Markl)
Naxos: 8.572714

Olivier Messiaen's powerfully expressive musical voice drew strength from religious faith and nature. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum commemorates the dead of two World Wars through the transcendence of Christ's Resurrection. Jun Markl conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon in this moving and beautifully recorded performance.


Other Featured New Releases:


Brahms, J.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 (Bavarian Radio Symphony, Jansons) Brahms, J.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 (Bavarian Radio Symphony, Jansons)
BR Klassik: 900112

Mariss Jansons directs the Bayerischen Rundfunks in performances of Brahms Symphonies Nos 1 and 4. This recording comes one year after the release of the 2nd and 3rd Symphonies, completing the cycle. Brahms' compositions centered around the creativity of his great role-model Beethoven, yet were also forward-looking and innovative.
   
Tchaikovsky, P.I.: Symphony No. 2 (Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev) Tchaikovsky, P.I.: Symphony No. 2 (Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev)
PentaTone: PTC5186382

Since 1990, Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra have earned a reputation for innovation and excellence. Here they return to the music of Tchaikovsky, with a stunning rendition of his Symphony No. 2. About their debut recording, Gramophone said, "An awe-inspiring experience; should human beings be able to play like this?"
   
Tavener, J.: We shall see him as he is / Eis Thanaton / Theophany (Hickox) Tavener, J.: We shall see him as he is / Eis Thanaton / Theophany (Hickox)
Chandos: CHAN241-42

Richard Hickox was a great champion of neglected music in general, and of British music in particular. His sudden death in 2008 robbed the world of a most vital industrious and energizing musician. This double album release of choral works by Sir John Tavener forms part of the new and ongoing Richard Hickox Legacy series on Chandos.

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