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Chamber Music, page 151

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Mikhail Voskresensky, piano - W. A. Mozart, Vol. 10

Mikhail Voskresensky, piano - W. A. Mozart, Vol. 10
ID: CR143
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

Recorded live at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire on April 19, 2010

1 - 6 Mikhail Voskresensky, piano
1 - 6 Stanislav Igolinsky, piano
4 - 6 Anastasia Gamaley, piano
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Mikhail Voskresensky, piano - W. A. Mozart Vol. 9

Mikhail Voskresensky, piano - W. A. Mozart Vol. 9
ID: CR142
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano

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Mikhail Voskresensky, piano - W. A. Mozart Vol. 8

Mikhail Voskresensky, piano - W. A. Mozart Vol. 8
ID: CR141
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano

Mikhail Voskresensky is one of Russia's leading pianists. He is the winner of four international piano competitions (Schumann in Berlin, in Rio de Janeiro, George Enescu in Bucharest, and Van Cliburn in Fort Worth, Texas). In 1966 he was honoured with the Merited Artist of Russia award and in 1989, the People's Artist of Russia. Mikhail Voskresensky has extensive concert experience. His performances has been recorded and issued on more than 50 CDs. His performing art is well known and favored by the audiences worldwide. He is the only pianist in Russia to perform all of Chopin's piano compositions during one concert season (in 1982-83, in nine recitals in the Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire). Mikhail Voskresensky graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire where he studied under Ilia Klyachko, Boris Zemliansky, Yakob Milstein, Lev Oborin (piano) and Leonid Roizman (organ). As student of the famous Lev Oborin, the winner of the First Chopin's Competition in 1927, Voskresensky adopted his teacher's refined romanticism, and perfect taste in harmony with the piano's splendid sound. The images evoked by his playing suggest contrasting musical colours, never out of harmony, with a charming legato inducing the instrument to sing. "His playing fascinates audiences with its artistry, cordiality and ingeniousness. Mikhail Voskresensky is a very talented and intelligent musician", Oborin wrote about his pupil. Voskresensky's repertoire includes Beethoven's 32 sonatas, all works of Chopin, and 64 piano concertos. He has performed with orchestras under the direction of more than 150 conductors, among them - Charles Dutoit, John Pritchard, Franz Konwitschny, Kurt Masur, Eugeny Svetlanov, Kirill Kondrashin etc. Since 2007, he is involved in a project of recording all Mozart piano concerti with Pavel Slobodkin Centre Symphony orchestra in cooperation with the conductor Leonid Nikolaev. After Mr. Nikolaev's death, the project was taken up by the conductor Konstantin Masliuk. On this CD, the eigth in this cycle, Concerti no. 3, 6, and 25 are represented (recorded live from a concert in Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatory). Mikhail Voskresensky began his pedagogical activities at the Moscow Conservatoire in 1959. For 8 years, he was an assistant to Professor Lev Oborin; since 1963 he has his own class. At present, Professor Voskresensky is the Head of piano chair at the Moscow Conservatoire. His pupils have won 112 prizes in international competitions, among them 49 gold medals. He has participated as juror for many major international competitions. He continues to be Chairman of the Jury for the Scriabin International Competition in Moscow. Mikhail Voskresensky is the President of the Scriabin International Society, and Guest Professor in the Toho Gakuen School in Tokyo. Professor Voskresensky gives numerous master classes in Russia and abroad.
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Muzio Clementi - W.A. Mozart:Sinfonie KV. 550, 551

Muzio Clementi - W.A. Mozart:Sinfonie KV. 550, 551
ID: CNT2063
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

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O. Respighi - Quartetto della Scala - Claudio Voghera, piano - Violin Sonata in B minor - Six piaces for violin and piano

O. Respighi - Quartetto della Scala - Claudio Voghera, piano - Violin Sonata in B minor - Six piaces for violin and piano
ID: CNT2060
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Quartet

This is the first CD our label Concerto dedicates to this great Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi, of international fame.
The String Quartet (Quartetto Dorico) was begun and finished in 1924; in that same year the composer was nominated Director of the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
In a single tempo, the work is built around a single theme, which the string quartet introduces in unison. Within the movement, the traditional, four sections of a quartet can be discerned - Introduction, Scherzo, Adagio, Finale - in each, the theme is developed taking full advantage of the resources offered by counterpoint: from the choral of the Introduction, to the concluding fugato in the Scherzo up to the passacaglia in the Finale. Respighi's perfect quartet scripture certainly owes a lot to his experience as violist.
Even if the date in which the Sonata was begun is uncertain, it is known when it was completed: August 1917; in fact the composer wrote to his wife, his former pupil Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo: «I have finished the Sonata for violin and piano and I am very pleased with it ».
The piece is articulated in three tempos: 1. Moderato; 2. Andante espressivo; 3. Passacaglia: Allegro moderato ma energico. Following the first movement in classic sonata form with two themes, the first in the tonic, and the second in the relative major, a slow tripartite tempo opens with two extreme sections which unwind in a singing style and with delicacy, in contrast to the agitated central section. But it is the concluding Passacaglia that stands out, shining the preceding sections thanks to a rythmic andamento, which "echoes" the Russian maestros of the end of the 19th century to whom Respighi was often attracted.
The CD is completed by the Six Pieces for Violin and Piano composed between 1901 and 1905, and being for the most part ‘adaptations' of works originally intended for other instruments, these pieces show their experimental nature in their genesis. For example the Aria, the first to appear, was composed in Saint Petersburg, where Respighi kept company with Rimskij Korsakov - and was originally a page written for strings and organ, while the Leggenda and the Berceuse were originally pieces for violin and orchestra and for string ensemble, respectively, and dated to 1902, when the composer was studying with Reger in Berlin. Melodia, also from 1902, is the only piece which right from the beginning was intended for violin and piano. As far as the Valse caressante and the Serenata (1904-1905) are concerned, the first refers to a work for piano and the second to a number from the opera Re Enzo.
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UNITED STATES: LIFE MUSIC 2 - The Ying Quartet

UNITED STATES: LIFE MUSIC 2 - The Ying Quartet
ID: QTZ2055
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Quartet

This CD features newly commissioned works by some of America's leading composers with the aim of producing "a collection of string quartets that connects the music we make with the American experience and issues of our time".

The second volume of the Ying Quartet's accalaimed LifeMusic series.

The Ying Quartet

Ned Rorem
United States - Seven Viewpoints for String Quartet

August Read Thomas
Eagle at Sunrise

Chen Yi
At the Kansas City Chinese New Year Concert

Jennifer Higdon
Southern Harmony

William Bolcolm
Three Rags
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Roman Mints plays Langer, Mozetich and Schnittke- Mikel Toms, conductor

Roman Mints plays Langer, Mozetich and Schnittke- Mikel Toms, conductor
ID: QTZ2052
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: String instruments

Affairs of the Heart
Concerto for violin and string orchestra
Marjan Mozetich
Platch
for violin and string orchestra
Elena Langer
Concerto for Three
for violin, viola, cello and chamber orchestra
Alfred Schnittke
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Sometimes It Rains
for violin and electronics
Ed Bennett

Roman Mints, violin
Maxim Rysanov, viola
Kristine Blaumane, cello
New Prague Sinfonia
West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra
Mikel Toms, conductor
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ESCAPE VELOCITY - Benjamin Wallfisch, composer

ESCAPE VELOCITY - Benjamin Wallfisch, composer
ID: QTZ2049
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Clarinet

Described by Humphrey Burton on BBC Radio 3 as "a major new name on the new music horizon", Benjamin Wallfisch's fast-growing list of large-scale orchestral, vocal and chamber works shows him to be a serious composer for our times. Over thirty works have been commissioned to date.
A 2005 commission from Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra was the genesis of the symphonic movement entitled Speed which displays the juxtaposing of extremes in Benjamin Wallfisch's language "great energy contrasted with slow-moving, long-breathed and yearning melody. His first String Quartet was composed for the Belcea in 2001, followed by a second for the Coull. His works outside the concert hall include a major ballet score entitled 21, commissioned by the Rambert Dance Company and premiered at London's Sadler's Wells, and a feature film score for Thomas Vinterberg's and Lars von Trier's Dear Wendy, nominated as "Discovery of the Year" in the 2005 World Soundtrack Awards. From his Opus 1, the luminous and glistening Sudden Light (commissioned by the Manchester Camerata), to his latest works including the stratospheric Escape Velocity, a piece which received its premiere the 2006 BBC Proms, there is a consistent, compelling integrity and a palpable, powerful personality.
He begins a new work by building a strong idea of its overall structure into which he feeds ideas and 'elements which all share the same DNA', and where everything, from the overall rhythmic impetus to the tiniest melodic cell, justifies its existence through its place in a complex network of interconnections. Characteristically, he places emotion at the core of the music, along with a clarity of message that must be communicable, and he taps into a rich and instinctive vein of melody which is both attractive and challenging. Ben's music is, by design, vivid and disciplined, passionate and intense.
He has also built an important parallel career as a conductor and believes that conducting, just like composition, is creative, working to achieve a clearly defined vision that must be communicated with respect and conviction.



Benjamin Wallfisch composer/conductor
Escape Velocity
Concertino
Spectra
Speed
Trio
Requiem
Impulse
Nocturne

Michael Collins, clarinet
Gould Piano Trio
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
O Duo, marimbas
Orchestra of St John's
Jemima Phillips, harp
Trio Tagarela, recorders
York 2, piano duo
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SAINT-SAENS - CELLO WORKS - Jamie Walton, cello

SAINT-SAENS - CELLO WORKS - Jamie Walton, cello
ID: QTZ2039
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

This wonderful new album from the rising star of the cello world is both a showcase for Jamie Walton's extraordinary talent and, at the same time, a demonstration of the breadth and beauty of Saint-Saens' writing for this instrument.


Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33
Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 119
Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 32
Le Cygne ("The Swan")

Jamie Walton, Cello
Philharmonia Orchestra
Alex Briger, Conductor
Daniel Grimwood, Piano
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AN ENGLISH ELEGY - Roland Roberts, violin and The City of Oxford Orchestra

AN ENGLISH ELEGY - Roland Roberts, violin and The City of Oxford Orchestra
ID: QTZ2036
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

Roland Roberts
An English Elegy
Summer Song

Edward Elgar
Salut d'Amour, Op. 12

Franz Liszt
Consolation No. 3, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

Jules Massenet
Meditation from Thais

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons


Roland Roberts, violin
The City of Oxford Orchestra
Roland Roberts - Director/Violin
Levon Parikian - Conductor
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