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EMI new releases Petite messe solennelle, Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra E Coro Dell’Accademia

Posted on 28 May 2013 by admin

Gioachino Rossini’s late masterpiece Petite messe solennelle was written in 1863 and described by the composer as “the last of my péchés de vieillesse” (sins of old age). Like the earlier-mentioned Rossini titles, the Petite Messe solennelle was recorded in the Orchestra’s acoustically fine home, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. EMI Classics releases this exciting new recording of Gioacchino Rossini, with Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceilia in what is considered by many to be one of Rossini’s greatest achievements. Soloists Marina Rebeka, Sara Mingardo, Francesco Meli and Alex Esposito are also featured in this extravagant release. Gramophone hailed the recording of the Stabat Mater as “one of the great choral recordings” and “a revelatory account” in which “Tender and expressive word-painting … is a feature of the entire performance, underpinned by Pappano’s superbly crisp yet endlessly considerate pointing of Rossini’s trademark rhythmic invention.”

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

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The soloists on this recording are the young Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, whose recent debuts at Covent Garden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival and Metropolitan Opera have been superlatively received; the award-winning Italian contralto Sara Mingardo, whose voice has been praised for its “extraordinarily rich contralto depths and interpretive capabilities”; the Italian tenor Francesco Meli, who made his Covent Garden and MET debuts in Rigoletto, performed at La Scala and in Vienna with Riccardo Muti and recorded La sonnambula with Natalie Dessay and Sara Mingardo for Virgin Classics; and the young Italian bass Alex Esposito, especially noted for his interpretations of works by Mozart and Rossini.

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Naxos Classical Music for Easter New Releases

Posted on 26 April 2013 by admin

Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The dramas of Easter have inspired composers from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and their finest works are available from Naxos.  Hear Naxos especially prepared the selection of sacred choral music which expresses the solemnity of the Lenten season, the suffering of Jesus Christ during his last days,  and the miracle of his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Go Naxos website for more details >>>

                                                                                Featured New Releases

Naxos 8.573078

Choral Music 

The Lost City

Sospiri, C. Watson

Naxos 8.572540
Choral Concert -TAVENER, J. / STAINER, J. POULENC, F. /

STANFORD, C.V. (Psalms and Motets for Reflection)
Choir of St. John’s, Elora

Naxos 8.573092
MOZART, W.A.: Missa brevis, K. 194 and 275 /
Regina coeli, K. 127

Naxos 8.573049
JACKSON, G.: Requiem / In all his works ….
Naxos 8.572987
Choral Concert – SCHUTZ, H. / POULENC, F. / …
Naxos 8.572840
Choral Music – Music from the Eton Choirbook
Tonus Peregrinus, Pitts

Naxos 8.572800
Percival’s Lament – Medieval Music and the Holy Grail

Naxos 8.578210
Sacred Music – TALLIS, T. / ALLEGRI, G. / .


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For the year of Benjamin Britten’s 100th anniversary, EMI Brilliant new releases 6 CD box-set of Britten’s chamber and instrumental works

Posted on 08 April 2013 by admin

6 CD box-set of Britten's chamber and instrumental works

6 CD box-set of Britten’s chamber and instrumental works

This November is English composer Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday. This 6 CD boxset features many recordings of great documentary value, featuring a selection of quartets, suites and sonatas, as well as some of the many works that Britten wrote for distinguished soloists of his time. On recordings, Julian Bream, who inspired Britten to write it, plays the “Nocturnal after John Dowland” from 1963. Truls Mørk’s recordings of Britten’s solo cello suites won the Norwegian cellist a Grammy in 2002…This 6-CD box set is a fitting tribute to one of the 20th century’s most accomplished chamber music composers.

Britten: Chamber & Instrumental Works

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Staged to celebrate 66 years the historic Archiv label, DG futured the Archiv’s new releases and projects

Posted on 06 April 2013 by admin

Archiv Produktion – 55-CD boxed set, available from 19 April 2013

Archiv Produktion – Limited Edition 5-LP set – May 2013

Archiv CD + Catalogue (Compactothèque) – available May

Various Bach and Praetorius reissues – October 2013

Pablo Heras-Casado – Farinelli in Madrid and Aranjuez – 2014

Pablo Heras-Casado – Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice – 2014

René Jacobs – Handel: Orlando – 2014

Vittorio Ghielmi – Rameau programme – 2014

Shakespeare Anniversary Collection – 2014

Deutsche Grammophon’s Mark Wilkinson announced a series of new products and initiatives, including the new deluxe Archiv Produktion boxed set – a 55-CD set featuring award-winning albums from the last 66 years – and extensive reissues of choral and Christmas repertoire for the autumn, as well as a special album celebrating 50 years of The Monteverdi Choir for 2014. In addition, he welcomed Pablo Heras-Casado to the label as one of a new generation of “Archiv Ambassadors”, with the dynamic Spanish conductor leading a unique Farinelli project, as well as recording a Gluck opera for the label in 2014 – a first recording of Orfeo ed Euridice for Archiv in the original Italian version. New albums celebrating future Monteverdi and Shakespeare anniversaries were also announced, along with a Handel opera project from René Jacobs, and a rejuvenated presence for the label in the digital and social network space.

Archiv Produktion: Early Music Studio Of Deutsche Grammophon 1947-2013 [55 CD][Limited Edition Box set]

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A Grand Concert Of Musick: Archiv Produktion Compactotheque

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