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New Releases for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Animals in Music
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Animals in Music
Naxos: 8.578281-82

From a trout to a bumblebee, animals have inspired composers throughout the ages. Naxos presents this generous double album, highlights of which include; Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, Mozart's A Musical Joke, Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and much more.


Other Featured New Releases:


Chopin, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Lugansky, Sinfonia Varsovia, Vedernikov) Chopin, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Lugansky, Sinfonia Varsovia, Vedernikov)
Ambroisie: AM212

Nikolai Lugansky was given the honour "People's Artist of Russia" in April 2013. Here, he records Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 with the Sinfonia Varsovia with Alexander Vedernikov.
   
Buxtehude, D.: Membra Jesu nostri (Ainsley, Blaze, Underwood, Magdalen College Choir, Oxford, Phantasm, Hyde) Buxtehude, D.: Membra Jesu nostri (Ainsley, Blaze, Underwood, Magdalen College Choir, Oxford, Phantasm, Hyde)
Opus Arte: OACD9023D

Dietrich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri is considered to be the first Lutheran Oratorio. This recording by the Magdalen College Choir features renowned soloists John Mark Ainsley and Robin Blaze as well as Gramophone Award winning instrumental group Phantasm.
   
Wolfe, J.: Steel Hammer (Bang on a Can All-Stars, Mediaeval Trio) Wolfe, J.: Steel Hammer (Bang on a Can All-Stars, Mediaeval Trio)
Cantaloupe Music: CA-21099

Inspired by her love of Appalachia, Julia Wolfe based her text for Steel Hammer on over 200 versions of the "John Henry" ballad. Steel Hammer features the haunting vocalizations of Norway's renowned Trio Mediaeval, and augments the Bang on a Can All-Stars with wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, banjo, clapping, clogging and more.


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