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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Dear ClassicsOnline customer,

It is easy to get excited about the four new releases highlighted below. Bavouzet begins a complete survey of Beethoven piano sonatas, the Royal Philharmonic performs lesser known repertoire by the same composer, some fanciful considerations of Brandenburg concertos that 'might have been,' and a revival of an important Italian opera, 'Il Giasone.'

Thanks for listening,
The ClassicsOnline Team


New Release of the Week:

Beethoven, L.van: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Bavouzet)
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Beethoven, L.van: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Bavouzet)
Chandos: CHAN10720-22

Parallel with his complete Haydn series, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is starting a complete, chronological cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas. About the Haydn series, ClassicsToday says it 'sweeps the field' and Gramophone proclaims it 'the finest since Brendel.'


Other Featured New Releases:


Beethoven, L. van: Glorreiche Augenblick (Der) / Choral Fantasy (McCawley, City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Wetton) Beethoven, L. van: Glorreiche Augenblick (Der) / Choral Fantasy (McCawley, City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Wetton)
Naxos: 8.572783

Beethoven composed this in praise of Vienna after Napoleon's defeat. Hilary Davan Wetton leads the Royal Philharmonic, and the City of London Choir in a towering performance.
   
Haynes, B.: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 7-12 (after J.S. Bach) (Milnes) Haynes, B.: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 7-12 (after J.S. Bach) (Milnes)
Atma Classique: ACD22565

A speculative, fanciful recording of six 'new' Brandenburg concertos that might have been. Not meant as serious reconstructions, these are instead inspired re-imaginings based on Bach's rich fund of musical invention.
   
Cavalli, F.: Il Giasone [Opera] (Sardelli) Cavalli, F.: Il Giasone [Opera] (Sardelli)
Dynamic: CDS663

Cavalli's Il Giasone has been named 'the single most popular opera of the 17th century.' Loosely based on Jason's quest for the golden fleece, this recording features a promising young counter-tenor in the lead role.

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