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Sensational new releases top the list for May 2013, starting with the New York Philharmonic performing commissioned works from their resident composer Magnus Lindberg. Choral fans will enjoy the ambitious program from the Yale Schola Cantorum, plus, recently discovered original orchestrations of Zaubernacht by Kurt Weill get a debut recording. And in the new music spotlight, an important new work from David Lang.

Enjoy these and all the new releases at ClassicsOnline,
The ClassicsOnline Team


New Releases for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lindberg, M.: EXPO / Piano Concerto No. 2 / Al largo (Bronfman, New York Philharmonic, A. Gilbert)
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Lindberg, M.: EXPO / Piano Concerto No. 2 / Al largo (Bronfman, New York Philharmonic, A. Gilbert)
Dacapo: 8.226076

ClassicsOnline is pleased to present the latest release from the New York Philharmonic, performing new music by their composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg. Principal Conductor Alan Gilbert's appointment of Lindberg reaffirmed the organization's commitment to new music, and the compositions, performances and quality of the recording are all of the highest order.


Other Featured New Releases:


Choral Concert: Yale Schola Cantorum - Victoria, T.L. de / Theofanidis, C. / Bach, J.S. / Liszt, F. (Anniversaries and Messages) Choral Concert: Yale Schola Cantorum - Victoria, T.L. de / Theofanidis, C. / Bach, J.S. / Liszt, F. (Anniversaries and Messages)
Delos: DE3436

Eclectic repertoire and stunning performances from Simon Carrington and the Yale Schola Cantorum make this release a must for choral music fans. Early music repertoire stands side by side with contemporary compositions from David Lang and Christopher Theofanidis, and the YSC lives up to their sterling reputation for flawless technique.
   
Weill, K.: Zaubernacht (Magic Night) [Children's Pantomime] (Vegry, Arte Ensemble) Weill, K.: Zaubernacht (Magic Night) [Children's Pantomime] (Vegry, Arte Ensemble)
CPO: 777767-2

This Kurt Weill score was discovered in a publisher's safe in 2006, and here gets its recording debut. This children's pantomime 'Zaubernacht' (Magic Night) features marches, waltzes and polkas to accompany the dances of children's toys that come to life.
   
Lang, D.: Death Speaks / Depart (Worden, Dessner, Muhly, Pallett, Farnum, Geissinger, Montano, Sweeton, Beiser) Lang, D.: Death Speaks / Depart (Worden, Dessner, Muhly, Pallett, Farnum, Geissinger, Montano, Sweeton, Beiser)
Cantaloupe Music: CA-21092

David Lang drew inspiration from Schubert's Death and the Maiden for his five-part meditation on mortality, Death Speaks. Featuring Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Owen Pallett and Nico Muhly, the New York TImes describes it as "[Connects] the dots between Romantic morbidity and emo rock."

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