Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout
Beethoven, Haydn & Mozart
Following up on their acclaimed recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis, tenor Mark Padmore and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout join forces once again for a varied and appealing lieder recital of songs by Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart. Works featured here include Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Mozart’s Masonic Cantata and selections from Haydn’s English Songs.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto, Lyric Pieces
Celebrated Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo for a performance of one of Grieg’s most popular works. Composed when he was just 24, Grieg’s Piano Concerto combines elements of the Romantic style with motifs typically found in Norwegian folk music. Grieg felt more comfortable writing in miniature forms and in 35 years, produced no fewer than 66 Lyric Pieces – every one a gem. The Piano Concerto is paired here with selections from that collection, including the popular March of the Trolls, the poetic Homesickness and his final lyric piece, Remembrances.view
Sing with the Voice of Melody
To celebrate their 10th season together, the members of the choral ensemble Stile Antico present this superb mid-priced SACD collection of the group's personal favorites, drawn from five centuries of glorious repertoire. From Byrd's Vigilate to Gibbons's O clap your hands to McCabe's Woefully arrayed, the glorious sound of Stile Antico is heard here at its finest.
Music for 18 Musicians
Making their harmonia mundi début, New York-based Ensemble Signal performs Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians (1974-76), a seminal work by a pioneering composer who changed the course of 20th Century music. Steve Reich says, "Signal has made an extraordinary recording of Music for 18 Musicians. Fast moving, spot on and emotionally charged. Take a listen."