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Benjamin Britten’s new release 65 CDs box-set on Decca

Posted on 01 June 2013 by admin

English composer, conductor, and pianist , Baron Edward Benjamin (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, and wrote music in many genres. This year is his 100 years birthday. ‘In this very special Britten year it seemed to us at Decca that something unique had to be attempted to honour such a huge figure in British music. The first ever “complete works” on disc best fitted the bill, and we are most grateful to all participating labels and to the Britten-Pears Foundation for their support in making this happen.’ said Paul Moseley, managing director of Decca Classics.

The 65-CD set includes every Britten work with an opus number, and draws on recordings from across 20 labels, including EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, Naxos, Warner Classics and NMC. But it is appropriate that Decca is behind the initiative. Britten had strong links with Decca, many of his most important recordings being produced and released by the label, and indeed Decca discs make up three-quarters of this anniversary set. The 1963 Decca recording of the War Requiem remains one of the fastest-selling classical releases of all time – this new set offers a version newly remastered from the analogue tapes, as well as material from Britten’s rehearsals at the recording session.  In addition to the recordings the box-set will also contain a 208-page full-colour hardback book featuring articles, a complete alphabetical index of works included in the edition, a gallery of original Decca LP sleeves from 1953 onwards, and photographs of recording sessions and the landscape around Aldeburgh where Britten lived and founded his festival. Four bonus CDs offer newly conducted interviews with musicians who worked closely with the composer, historic recordings and other rarities, and there’s also a DVD of Tony Palmer’s film on the making of the 1967 recording of The Burning Fiery Furnace.

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Giovanni Antonini conducts new Bellini’s Norma on Decca, a new complete studio recording

Posted on 07 May 2013 by admin

Giovanni Antonini conducts new Bellini's Norma on Decca

Giovanni Antonini conducts new Bellini’s Norma on Decca

Norma (1831) is Italian opera composer Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini’s greatest work. Bellini was the quintessential composer of bel canto opera, he died at the age of 33. His  “Norma” has been looked at from the vantage point of the Verismo era at the beginning of the 20th century.  Cecilia Bartoli presents Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma on this new recording, for more than two decades, Cecilia Bartoli has indisputably been one of the leading artists in the field of classical music. For the first time ever the entire music is recorded with period instruments from Bellini’s time. Traditional cuts are reinstated. Keys and tonalities are put back into place and the music is executed according to Bellini’s own tempo indications. A new critical music edition was compiled from the autograph score and many manuscript sources.

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The Art of Chailly on Decca, Presto Classical for a 20% special off, $52.75

Posted on 21 April 2013 by admin

The Art of Chailly on Decca

The Art of Chailly on Decca, Presto Classical for a 20% special off, $52.75

Riccardo Chailly ( born 20 February 1953) is an Italian conductor. He started his career as an opera conductor and gradually extended his repertoire to encompass symphonic music. Chailly has an exclusive recording contract with Decca, and his recordings with Decca include complete cycles of the symphonies of Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner. Other notable achievements include recordings of Stravinsky, Varese and Hindemith. His past recordings with American orchestras included Shostakovich: The Dance Album with the Philadelphia Orchestra[14] and Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps with the Cleveland Orchestra. Now the Presto Classical offer a special 20% off for $52.75 >>>

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Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (complete ballet)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Laurenscantorij Choir

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

orch. Theo Verbey

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Berio:

Orchestral transcriptions

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Debussy:

Sarabande

orch. Ravel

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Danse in E major

orch. Ravel

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

version for two pianos and orchestra

Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

Cleveland Orchestra

Lullaby for Strings

Cleveland Orchestra

An American in Paris, tone poem

Cleveland Orchestra

Cuban Overture

Cleveland Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Peter Masseurs (trumpet), Jakob Slagter (horn)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish’

Gewandhausorchester

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor (1842/44)

Roberto Prosseda (piano)

Gewandhausorchester

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Gewandhausorchester

Sketch (Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”)

orch. Christian Voss

Gewandhausorchester

Messiaen:

Turangalîla Symphony

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Takashi Harada (ondes Martinot)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Ravel:

Boléro

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

Giuseppe Laffranchini (cello solo)

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Il Signor Bruschino Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Overture: Bianca e Falliero

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Armida Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Semiramide Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

L’inganno felice Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Matilde di Shabran Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Overture: Demetrio e Polibio

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

La gazza ladra Overture

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala

Schoenberg:

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Shostakovich:

Moscow-Cheryomushki – Suite from the operetta, Op. 105

Philadelphia Orchestra

Ballet Suite No. 5 from ‘The Bolt’ Op. 27a

Philadelphia Orchestra

The Gadfly – excerpts from the film music, Op. 97

Erez Ofer (solo violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Stravinsky:

Petrushka (1947 version)

Jacques Zoon (flute), Peter Masseurs (trumpet), Ruud van der Brink (piano)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Pulcinella

Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano), Pietro Ballo (tenor), William Shimell (bass)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet – Fantasy Overture

Cleveland Orchestra

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Cleveland Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Wiener Philharmoniker

Varèse:

Tuning up

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Amériques

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Poème Electronique

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Arcana

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Nocturnal

Sarah Leonard (soprano)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Men of the Prague Philharmonic Choir

Un grand sommeil noir

Mireille Delunsch (soprano)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Webern:

Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

 

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Julia Lezhneva’s Alleluia on new release Decca

Posted on 02 April 2013 by admin

Julia Lezhneva is a mere 23 years old(born December 5, 1989) Russian soprano and coloratura mezzo-sopranoopera singer. Her repertoire ranges across many styles and periods, from Baroque to bel canto to Romantic.It comprises works by Vivaldi and Broschi, Bachand Handel, Mozart and Rossini. The 2012-2013 season overviews Ms Lezhneva’s further projects mainly with Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini. This Solo recording ‘Alleluia’ is her debut album for Decca Classics, includes four sacred motets by Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora and Mozart, and Mozarts ever-popular Exsultate jubilate. It’s often claimed that a particular artist is “born to sing”, but rarely is it so literally true as in the case of Julia Lezhneva.

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