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Our featured new release this week is music for Easter and Holy Week from the Choir of St. John's, Elora in a splendid, nuanced performance. Other new releases include unique interpretations of challenging violin repertoire from Arabella Steinbacher, Chopin Mazurkas from Klara Min and affecting orchestral compositions from Ivan Karabits.

Enjoy these and all the fine new releases at ClassicsOnline,
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New Releases for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Choral Concert: Choir of St. John's, Elora - Tavener, J. / Stainer, J. Poulenc, F. / Stanford, C.V. (Psalms and Motets for Reflection)
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Choral Concert: Choir of St. John's, Elora - Tavener, J. / Stainer, J. Poulenc, F. / Stanford, C.V. (Psalms and Motets for Reflection)
Naxos: 8.572540

This anthology draws on choral elements from Protestant, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and medieval traditions. These diverse strains are drawn together by a magnificent performance from the Choir of St. John's, Elora.


Other Featured New Releases:


Bruch, M.: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Korngold, E.W.: Violin Concerto / Chausson, E.: Poeme (Steinbacher, Lisbon Gulbenkian Orchestra, Foster) Bruch, M.: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Korngold, E.W.: Violin Concerto / Chausson, E.: Poeme (Steinbacher, Lisbon Gulbenkian Orchestra, Foster)
PentaTone: PTC5186503

In recent years, Arabella Steinbacher has risen to the top of her league. A young performer with such an exceptional musical mind and near-flawless technique is a rarity indeed, and the world has taken note. The challenging repertoire here includes Bruch and Korngold's violin concertos and Chausson's Poeme.
   
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas (Klara Min) Chopin, F.: Mazurkas (Klara Min)
Delos: DE3443

In this release, celebrated Korean pianist Klara Min explores those most heartfelt and emotional of Chopin compositions, the mazurkas. Her gorgeous tone and rare interpretive acumen are a perfect fit for Chopin, and the mazurkas shine under her fingertips.
   
Karabits, I.: Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1-3 / Silvestrov, V.: Elegy / Abschiedsserenade (Bournemouth Symphony, K. Karabits) Karabits, I.: Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1-3 / Silvestrov, V.: Elegy / Abschiedsserenade (Bournemouth Symphony, K. Karabits)
Naxos: 8.572633

Ivan Karabits was the leading musical figure to emerge from the Ukraine after independence in 1991. This world premiere recording of his Concertos for Orchestra is colorful, virtuosic and at times theatrical.

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