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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

New Release of the Week:

String Quartet Arrangements - Sarasate, P. de / Falla, M. de / Elgar, E. (Petits-fours: Favourite Encores) (Brodsky Quartet)
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String Quartet Arrangements - Sarasate, P. de / Falla, M. de / Elgar, E. (Petits-fours: Favourite Encores) (Brodsky Quartet)
Chandos: CHAN10708

The Brodsky Quartet will have their 40th Anniversary this year, and show no signs of slowing down. For their first release on Chandos, they have recorded many of their most beloved encores from performances through the years, notable for their novelty, and diversity of styles and emotions.


Other Featured New Releases:


Maxwell Davies, P.: Symphony No. 1 / Mavis in Las Vegas (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies) Maxwell Davies, P.: Symphony No. 1 / Mavis in Las Vegas (BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies)
Naxos: 8.572348

Explore two sides of the remarkable imagination of visionary composer Peter Maxwell Davies. The First Symphony is permeated by the presence of the sea and the haunting landscape of his home in the Orkney Islands, while the vibrant theme and variations Mavis in Las Vegas is an exuberant ‘tribute’ to the glitzy gambling capital of the world, in all its hyper-reality.
   
AHO, K.: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (Kelly, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Asbury, Kantorow) Aho, K.: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (Kelly, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Asbury, Kantorow)
BIS: BIS-SACD-1126

Kalevi Aho is best known for large-scale orchestral works, including fifteen symphonies to date. Here the composer instead focuses on chamber works, exploring in full the expressive capabilities of a string orchestra.
   
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Jalbert) Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Jalbert)
ATMA Classique: ACD22557

Canadian pianist David Jalbert tackles Bach’s Goldberg Variations in this new recording from ATMA. Critics have already praised his interpretation of this masterpiece in concerts, saying, "One could not ask for more." - Joe Lella, The Beat magazine, 2011

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