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Selected new releases this week include celebrated violinist Isabelle Faust performing the Bach Partitas, Tafelmusik's star-studded Messiah, Beethoven Piano complete Piano Duets, performed twice to include versions on modern and period instruments, and glorious choral music from Gabriel Jackson.

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New Releases for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bach, J.S.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Partita No. 1 (I. Faust)
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Bach, J.S.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Partita No. 1 (I. Faust)
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902124

Isabelle Faust, whose recording of Berg and Beethoven Violin Concertos has just won a Gramophone Award, now gives us the Bach Partitas for Solo Violin. A major talent at work.


Other Featured New Releases:


Handel, G.F.: Messiah (Gauvin, Blaze, Muller, Polegato, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Taurins) Handel, G.F.: Messiah (Gauvin, Blaze, Muller, Polegato, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Taurins)
Tafelmusik: TMK1016CD2

Canadian Baroque specialists Tafelmusik are joined by a stellar cast of soloists including Karina Gauvin, Robin Blaze, Rufus Muller and Brett Polegato in this performance of Handel's beloved Messiah.
   
Beethoven, L. van: Piano Duets (Complete) (A. and S. Hamann) Beethoven, L. van: Piano Duets (Complete) (A. and S. Hamann)
Grand Piano: GP619-20

Two performances of Beethoven's complete piano duets, one on modern instruments and one on period accurate fortepiano. Sisters Amy and Sara Hamann perform in perfect sync.
   
Jackson, G.: Requiem / In all his works / I am the voice of the wind / Pott, F.: When David heard (Vasari Singers, Backhouse) Jackson, G.: Requiem / In all his works / I am the voice of the wind / Pott, F.: When David heard (Vasari Singers, Backhouse)
Naxos: 8.573049

Gabriel Jackson's Requiem combines traditional solemnity with poems that embrace wide-ranging spirituality, resulting in images of light and radiant optimism, with a superbly moving performance by the Vasari Singers.


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