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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Dear ClassicsOnline customer,

This week, enjoy a terrific bargain on chamber works from Carl Nielsen, the farewell recording from Stéphane Denève's time with the RSNO, World Premiere Koechlin, and Saint-Saëns piano music. Please feel free to sample these selections and thank you for being our customer.

Sincerely,
The ClassicsOnline Team


New Release of the Week:

Nielsen, C.: Masterworks (The), Vol. 2 - Chamber and Instrumental Works (Danish String Quartet, Diamant Ensemblet, Trio Ondine, Koppel)
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Nielsen, C.: The Masterworks, Vol. 2 - Chamber and Instrumental Works (Danish String Quartet, Diamant Ensemblet, Trio Ondine, Koppel)
Dacapo: 8.206003

Carl Nielsen's complete chamber works are collected in this attractively priced box-set, which makes a good companion piece to Masterworks Vol. 1, the complete symphonies. The Danish national composer is the renewer of the classical tradition, with string quartets, violin sonatas and wind works performed by top Danish musicians. The piano works receive unique interpretations from Herman D. Koppel, who studied with the composer as a student.


Other Featured New Releases:


Debussy, C.: Orchestral Music (Stéphane Denève conducts Debussy) Debussy, C.: Orchestral Music (Stéphane Denève conducts Debussy)
Chandos: CHSA5102-03

Internationally renowned conductor Stéphane Denève has impressed audiences and critics alike during his tenure as Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. This May, the conductor bids a fond farewell to the RSNO with a series of concerts and this Debussy album.
   
Faure, G.: Pelleas et Melisande / Schubert, F.: Fantasy in C major, 'Wandererfantasie' (Magicien orchestrateur) (Holliger) Faure, G.: Pelleas et Melisande / Schubert, F.: Fantasy in C major, "Wandererfantasie" (Magicien orchestrateur) (Holliger)
Haenssler Classic: CD93.286

Charles Koechlin is getting a complete survey from the Haenssler label in Germany. This volume features 3 World Premiere recordings, including arrangements of Faure, Schubert and Chabrier.
   
Saint-Saëns, C.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Burleson) Saint-Saëns, C.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Burleson)
Grand Piano: GP605

Camille Saint-Saëns was a piano virtuoso in addition to his prodigious compositional gifts. His piano pieces are, not surprisingly, some of the most imaginative and exciting in the repertoire, often taking baroque and classical forms and translating them into his own romantic language.

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