Harmonie Ensemble/New York
Music For Peter Gunn
The classic TV detective series Peter Gunn, which ran from 1958 to 1961, is probably best remembered today by Henry Mancini's trendsetting score inspired by the West Coast Cool jazz style. On Music for Peter Gunn, GRAMMY®-nominated conductor Steven Richman and the sensational Harmonie Ensemble/New York, place their own stamp on Mancini’s iconic orchestrations. It follows in the footsteps of Richman’s and Harmonie Ensemble’s previous bestselling releases Gershwin by Grofé (which landed on the Billboard charts in the top ten) and Ellington/Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suites.
"It’s a daring, snazzy, almost dangerous affair."
Carol Banks Weber, The Examiner
La Nuova Musica
David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in Sacrifices - a program of intensely dramatic oratorios from the middle Baroque. Included are Carissimi’s Historia di Jephte and Charpentier’s Sacrificium Abrahae and Le Reniement de Saint Pierre. The vocal selections are interspersed with instrumental music by Sébastien de Brossard. Since their founding in 2012, critical praise for Bates and La Nuova Musica has been unanimous. The group’s harmonia mundi label debut featured a world première on CD of the 1712 version of Handel’s Il pastor fido.
When he dedicated a set of six quartets to Haydn in 1785, Mozart was acknowledging the latter’s supremacy in this difficult genre. Inspired by the older composer’s masterpieces, Mozart did more than just imitate him; he integrated Haydn’s innovations into his own style, thereby producing a new milestone of Viennese Classicism. The three quartets played here by Cuarteto Casals are among Mozart’s finest, and are truly masterpieces of the genre.view
Heritage offers a new lease of life to a careful selection of recordings of major productions that have helpd to establish the sterling reputation of the harmonia mundi label. Featuring major artists such as René Jacobs and Philippe Herreweghe, Heritage releases will include operas, oratorios and large-scale projects of every kind, presented in full. Available at a exceptionally low prices, these elegantly packaged sets will have online-only access to sung texts and libretti.
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