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Le Concert Royal de la Nuit

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

 

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

 

{{p}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2117" target="_blank"}}{{b}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/b}}{{/a}}{{/p}}{{p}}I{{span style="font-size: 10pt;"}}n late February 1653, just after the Fronde rebellion, the most influential spectacle of the early reign of Louis XIV was presented at the Louvre: the Ballet Royal de la Nuit. Grandiose, and carefully elaborated at the highest levels of the state, the libretto by Bensérade called upon the finest artists of the time. Banishing the troubles of night, Louis XIV danced in the Sun King costume that would henceforth be forever associated with him. This unmissable world première recording presents a reconstruction of the work created by {{b}}Sébastien Daucé{{/b}} that includes music by Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boesset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli and Luigi Rossi.{{/span}}{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}

Pablo Neruda - The Poet Sings

Pablo Neruda - The Poet Sings

Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson

 

Pablo Neruda - The Poet Sings

Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson

 

{{p}}{{b}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2113" target="_self"}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/a}}{{/b}}{{/p}}{{p}}This spectacular release from GRAMMY® award winning choral ensemble {{b}}Conspirare {{/b}}features a vibrant tribute to the revered Chilean poet and statesman Pablo Neruda (1904-1973). The recording's uniquely colorful and sensual program was originally featured as part of Conspirare's concert series entitled {{i}}The Poet Sings{{/i}}. Neruda had a gift as a poetic story teller of deep human experience, whether he wrote of love or of common things. Through choral settings by Donald Grantham, Shawn Kirchner and Cary Ratcliff, all recorded here for the first time, conductor {{b}}Craig Hella Johnson{{/b}} and Conspirare illuminate the music that is always present in Neruda's poetry.{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}

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Americano

Americano

Pablo Villegas

 

Americano

Pablo Villegas

 

{{p}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2114" target="_self"}}{{b}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/b}}{{/a}}{{/p}}{{p}}{{i}}Americano{{/i}}, the début album for harmonia mundi by Spanish virtuoso guitarist {{b}}Pablo Villegas{{/b}}, takes us on a musical journey through different countries, aesthetics, composers, and styles of the Americas. The recording's eighteen colorful and diverse tracks include the world première recording of {{i}}Rounds{{/i}} by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams, music from Leonard Bernstein's {{i}}West Side Story{{/i}}, preludes by Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos, the popular standard {{i}}Granada{{/i}} by Mexico's Agustin Lara and remarkable arrangements of traditional American bluegrass.{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}

Beethoven

Beethoven

Jerusalem Quartet

Beethoven

Jerusalem Quartet

{{p}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2103" target="_self"}}{{b}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/b}}{{/a}}{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}{{p}}“Only now have I learnt how to write quartets properly.” So wrote Beethoven in 1801, having just finished his first set of string quartets at the surprisingly advanced age of 30. The competition of Haydn and Mozart must have been intimidating for the young composer. Performed here by the {{b}}Jerusalem Quartet{{/b}}, these six {{i}}String Quartets Op.18{{/i}} already display much boldness and originality, from the dramatic echoes of {{i}}Romeo & Juliet{{/i}} in {{i}}No.1{{/i}}, to the astonishing programmatic finale of {{i}}No.6{{/i}}, “La Malinconia.”{{/p}}

Jimmy López

Jimmy López

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Jimmy López

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya

{{p}}{{b}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2105" target="_self"}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/a}}{{/b}}{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}{{p}}Award-winning composer {{b}}Jimmy López{{/b}} was recently hailed by The Chicago Sun-Times as, “one of the most interesting young composers working anywhere today.” On this exciting release from harmonia mundi, Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the {{b}}Norwegian Radio Orchestra{{/b}} in {{i}}América Salvaje{{/i}}, {{i}}Synesthésie{{/i}}, {{i}}Perú Negro{{/i}} and {{i}}Lord of the Air {{/i}}— a 2012 cello concerto featuring {{b}}Jesús Castro-Balbi{{/b}}. All four orchestral works included here are being commercially released for the first time.{{/p}}

Grieg & Saint-Saëns

Grieg & Saint-Saëns

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Grieg & Saint-Saëns

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya

{{p}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2106" target="_self"}}{{b}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/b}}{{/a}}{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}{{p}}2013 Van Cliburn gold medalist {{b}}Vadym Kholodenko{{/b}} is the featured soloist in this spectaular recording of the {{i}}Grieg Concerto in A minor{{/i}} and the Saint-Saëns {{i}}Piano Concerto No. 2{{/i}}. Kholodenko is partnered with the {{b}}Norwegian Radio Orchestra{{/b}} under the baton of {{b}}Miguel Harth-Bedoya{{/b}}.{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}

Beethoven

Beethoven

Werner Güra

 

Beethoven

Werner Güra

 

{{p}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2115" target="_self"}}{{b}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/b}}{{/a}}{{/p}}{{p}}Beethoven as a giant of the symphony and the sonata has somewhat overshadowed Beethoven as a creator of songs. On this varied and insightful recording, tenor {{b}}Werner Güra{{/b}} performs a program featuring {{i}}Adelaide {{/i}}and the first song cycle in history, {{i}}An die ferne Geliebte{{/i}}, that proves Beethoven's lieder lacked neither appeal nor originality. Accompanist {{b}}Christoph Berner{{/b}} plays a Streicher fortepiano of 1847 that is perfectly suited to both the songs and to his solo performance of the wonderful {{i}}Bagatelles{{/i}} of{{i}} Op.126{{/i}}.{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}

Bach

Bach

Andreas Staier
Freiburger Barockorchester

Bach

Andreas Staier
Freiburger Barockorchester

{{p}}{{b}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2104" target="_self"}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/a}}{{/b}}{{/p}}{{p}}J.S. Bach’s seven fabulously inventive concertos for solo harpsichord and orchestra mark a key stage in the history of the concertante form. The set was compiled during Bach’s Leipzig years, when he directed the city’s Collegium Musicum, and requires unfailing virtuosity and imagination of its performers. In the interpretations of {{b}}Andreas Staier{{/b}} and the {{b}}Freiburger Barockorchester{{/b}}, these works come alive again in joyful readings that are sure to delight.{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}

Schumann

Schumann

Alexander Melnikov

 

Schumann

Alexander Melnikov

 

{{p}}{{b}}{{a href="../#!/albums/2102" target="_self"}}ALBUM DETAILS{{/a}}{{/b}}{{/p}}{{p}}{{b}}{{br /}}{{/b}}{{/p}}{{p}}On volume two in harmonia mundi's series of complete recordings of Schumann's concertos and trios, pianist {{b}}Alexander Melnikov{{/b}} gives us an interpretation of the composer's evergreen {{i}}Piano Concerto{{/i}} that respects all the subtleties and transparency of the composer's writing. {{b}}Pablo Heras-Casado {{/b}}guides the {{b}}Freiburger Barockorches{{/b}}ter through a fresh approach to one of the finest concertos in the repertory and uncovers music as poetic as it is moving. To complete the program, Melnikov is joined by violinist {{b}}Isabelle Faust {{/b}}and cellist {{b}}Jean-Guihen Queyras{{/b}} in an inspired performance of the {{i}}Piano Trio No.2{{/i}}.{{/p}}{{p}} {{/p}}
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