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Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout

Highlight of the month

Beethoven, Haydn & Mozart

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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.

April

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Vaughan Williams

Nicholas Daniel
Britten Sinfonia
James MacMillan

Vaughan Williams

Oboe Concerto

 

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This recording of evocative music from Britain features two major British oboe concertos featuring soloist Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Sinfonia. Composer James MacMillan conducts the world premiere recording of his own Oboe Concerto (dedicated to Nicholas Daniel), as well as his 2012 composition One and Benjamin Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes ‘A Time There Was.’ The oboist himself directs the Ralph Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, a work with which Daniel won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at the age of 18.

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Orfeo(s)

Sunhae Im
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Orfeo(s)

French and Italian Cantatas on the theme of Orpheus

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For her first recital disc on harmonia mundi, Sunhae Im has chosen four cantatas dealing with the myth of Orpheus. The Greek poet who had inspired the birth of modern tragedy at the end of the Quattrocento and of opera a century later was still a powerful stimulus to the composers of the late Baroque, such as Alessandro Scarlatti and Giambattista Pergolesi in Italy and in France Clérambault and Rameau.

 

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Ascendit Deus

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
The Dmitri Ensemble
Graham Ross

Ascendit Deus

Music for Ascensiontide & Pentecost

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Ascension and Pentecost are among the chief feasts of the Christian year. On Ascendit Deus, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and The Dmitri Ensemble, both led by Graham Ross, explore the rich imagery of musical settings that span five centuries, including five world première recordings. This is the fourth album by the choir dedicated to the major periods of the Christian church calendar.

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