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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Dear ClassicsOnline customer,

Today we highlight four new releases we believe are especially worthy of your attention. New pieces from founding Genesis member Tony Banks, a world premiere trumpet and organ sonata by Roger Steptoe, contemporary piano quartet music, and Lully performed on period instruments. Please take a moment to click through and hear what's new.

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The ClassicsOnline Team


New Release of the Week:

Banks, T.: SIX Pieces for Orchestra (City of Prague Philharmonic, Englishby)
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Banks, T.: SIX Pieces for Orchestra (City of Prague Philharmonic, Englishby)
Naxos / 21st Century Classics: 8.572986

Tony Banks, a founding member of Genesis, has built upon the promise of his last orchestral work 'Seven' with 'Six Pieces for Orchestra.' These songs without words demonstrate a composer with total command of musical narrative. Soloists appear on two of the pieces, Charlie Siem on violin and Martin Robinson on saxophone.


Other Featured New Releases:


Trumpet and Organ Recital: Ashton, Graham / Matthes, Michael (In Recital at Tulle Cathedral) Trumpet and Organ Recital: Ashton, Graham / Matthes, Michael (In Recital at Tulle Cathedral)
Signum Classics: SIGCD306

An exceptional program from two consummate performers, blending new arrangements of classical and baroque works with the premiere recording of Roger Steptoe's Sonata for Trumpet and Organ.
   
Walton, W.: Piano Quartet / Bridge, F.: Phantasie Piano Quartet / Lekeu, G.: Piano Quartet (Frith Piano Quartet) Walton, W.: Piano Quartet / Bridge, F.: Phantasie Piano Quartet / Lekeu, G.: Piano Quartet (Frith Piano Quartet)
Nimbus Alliance: NI6183

The Frith Piano Quartet was formed in 2001, and since its inception, one of its goals has been to perform new and unjustly neglected works. Here we have works by William Walton, Frank Bridge and Guillaume Lekeu.
   
Lully, J.-B.: Phaeton / Atys / Armide (Kiefer) Lully, J.-B.: Phaeton / Atys / Armide (Kiefer)
Tudor: TUDOR7185

Hear Jean Baptiste Lully's music as it was performed in European courts around 1700, courtesy of Capriccio Barock Orchester on this new Tudor release.

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