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15170 Donizetti: Peter the Great, Tsar of the Russias
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_14064748.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Il falegname di Livonia, o Pietro il grande, czar delle Russie (The Livonian Carpenter, or Peter the Great, Tsar of the Russias) is an 1819 opera buffa in two acts with music by Gaetano Donizetti set to a libretto by Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini. The libretto was based in part on Felice Romani's libretto for Giovanni Pacini's opera Il falegname di Livonia, which had just been presented at La Scala in Milan on 12 April 1819. Another source was Alexandre Duval's comedy Le menuisier de Livonie, ou Les illustres voyageurs (1805). Conducted and Produced by Joana Filipe Martinez CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain This production is sponsored by Martinez Estate of Barcelona Spain Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p939/Donizetti%3A_Peter_the_Great.html
Jun 19, 2019
15165 PARMA Recordings - One-Eleven Heavy - A Chamber Opera
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13863513.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />ONE-ELEVEN HEAVY A CHAMBER OPERA MATT FREY Hotel Elefant | David Bloom Conductor Jenny Ribeiro soprano Karim Sulayman tenor On September 2, 1998, 229 passengers and crew members lost their lives when Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Nova Scotia. Composer Matt Frey, who identified with the Swissair tragedy due to his own brush with a plane malfunction, explores the human relationship to air travel while also commemorating the lives lost in the chamber opera ONE-ELEVEN HEAVY. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p927/Matt_Frey%3A_One-Eleven_Heavy_-_A_Chamber_Opera_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p928/Matt_Frey%3A_One-Eleven_Heavy_-_A_Chamber_Opera.html
May 26, 2019
15164 Donizetti: Il Pigmalione
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13844601.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The story of the opera is based on the famous story of a king and sculptor, Pygmalion, originally taken from the tenth book of the Metamorphoses by Ovid. Pigmalione, dismayed that he may never find in real life the ideal of feminine beauty, creates a sculpture of it himself. Having fallen in love with his own creation, Pigmalione's prayer for the sculpture's (christened Galatea) animation is answered by Venus. Conducted and Produced by Joana Filipe Martinez CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain To Sponsor this 3-year series, please visit: http://www.classicalsavings.com/advertise.html To download this opera, please visit: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p926/Donizetti%3A_Pygmalion.html
May 22, 2019
15163 La Musica International Chamber Music Hour
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13421319.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40 Villa-Lobos: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 Murphy: Piano Trio No. 1 Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
May 17, 2019
15162 PARMA Recordings - Lines and Spaces
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13800440.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />LINES & SPACES THE MUSIC OF THAD ANDERSON The 15 tracks on Thad Anderson’s LINES & SPACES are from his Lines series, based on his compositional technique called “duration lines” that create both structure and polyrhythmic interest. Anderson integrates traditional instruments with fixed media, live processing, and tuned metals to create pieces that are infinitely malleable. For more information, please visit: http://www.ravellorecords.com/epk/linesandspaces/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p924/Lines_%26_Spaces_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p925/Lines_%26_Spaces.html
May 16, 2019
15161 PARMA Recordings - Prisma 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13792056.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PRISMA vol 2 CONTEMPORARY CONCERTOS AND WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA JAMES LENTINI RAIN WORTHINGTON JAN JÄRVLEPP PETER CASTINE BETH MEHOCIC Navona Records proudly presents PRISMA VOL. 2, an epic journey into the world of the large ensemble with five of today’s top contemporary composers. This collection demonstrates the diversity of the orchestral and concerto composition, both in instrumentation and emotion. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/prisma2/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p922/Prisma_2_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p923/Prisma_2_%28digital_download%29.html
May 14, 2019
15160 PARMA Recordings - Duo Fantasy
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13783975.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa, professionally known as duo526, stun with their dazzling interpretation of Villa Lobos, Bax, and Bolcom on their new aptly-titled album DUO FANTASY. Played with great insightfulness and panache, DUO FANTASY is an extraordinary treat for lovers of early 20th-century music. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/duofantasy/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p920/Duo_Fantasy.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p921/Duo_Fantasy_%28digital_download%29.html
May 13, 2019
15159 PARMA Recordings - The Gershwin and Bernstein Connection
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13721241.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />THE GERSHWIN & BERNSTEIN CONNECTION Eliane Rodrigues piano Nina Smeets piano Carlo Willems percussion Koen Wilmaers percussion Piano virtuoso Eliane Rodrigues returns with her latest Navona Records release — THE GERSHWIN & BERNSTEIN CONNECTION, a new look at timeless pieces by legendary American composers. Together with talented artists including her daughter, pianist Nina Smeets, Rodrigues thrills audiences once again with her moving and truly spellbinding performances. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/gershwinbernsteinconnection/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p918/The_Gershwin_and_Bernstein_Collection_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p919/The_Gershwin_and_Bernstein_Connection_%28digital_download%29.html
May 08, 2019
15158 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13421319.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Prokofiev: Sonata for 2 Violins in C Major, Op. 56 Brahms: Sonata in F minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 120 Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 6
May 07, 2019
15157 Verdi: Aroldo
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13703188.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A hero returns home from the crusades only to find his wife has betrayed their marriage. Do you divorce her, kill her lover or have complete forgiveness for all? Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p916/Verdi%3A_Aroldo.html
May 07, 2019
15156 The Final Symphonies
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13685109.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 Kathryn Cavanaugh - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra
May 04, 2019
Frederik Magle: The Secret Garden
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13683882.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Some of my thoughts behind the music I composed the orchestral work The Secret Garden (Den Hemmelige Have) to be a part of the similarly titled art installation or “gesamtkunstwerk” – created by Maria Dubin (colors, floor design and glass), Kim Borch (light), and myself (music) for the entrance to the radiation therapy section at Rigshospitalet (The National Hospital) in Copenhagen, Denmark. This makes it a piece of music with a target audience; patients, relatives, and hospital staff. Composing music for this particular setting and audience was a challenge, and also a great responsibility. In order to do so I first spent time in the radiation therapy section of the hospital to get a clear image of where and how the music would be experienced, and – by observing and talking with the patients and staff, a better understanding of the experience itself of waiting for the treatments. After careful and prolonged preparations came the work of actually composing the music, and for that I drew on the observations from the hospital, and of course on my combined experience and knowledge as a composer, but also to a large degree on my personal experiences as a relative. Both my parents died from cancer after year-long battles. Watch the YouTube video at: https://youtu.be/9AePx64rcpQ For more information on the composer, please visit: https://www.magle.dk/blog/ Available on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/album/2e9HoOM5m4TeDGiBaYVWI9
May 04, 2019
15154 PARMA Recordings - Jitro in Heaven
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13677927.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />JITRO IN HEAVEN, the fourth release on Navona Records from the Jitro Czech Girls Choir, balances the liturgical with the lighthearted. Propelled by the fusion of Petr Eben’s compositions, the Choir’s virtuosic ability to capture the emotional essence of the songs, and the conductor’s artful and sensitive leadership, it is an unforgettable collection of contemporary choral performances. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/inheaven/index.html Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p913/Jitro_in_Heaven.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p917/Jitro_in_Heaven_%28CD%29.html
May 04, 2019
15153 ClickBait Composers
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13670994.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this broadcast we venture to the darkside of YouTube of music videos that promise everything from re-growing your hair to changing your sex. This is the world of ClickBait, videos in which their only objective is to get you to listen to their videos countless times a day in a pursuit to improve yourself, physically. We were intrigued by the electronic music created by ClickBait composers which can be quite exceptional. Since this music is composed to relax you, we highly suggest that you listen to this broadcast when you are NOT driving or operating machinery of any kind! Please note: this broadcast is strictly for entertainment purposes and listening to this music will not grow hair on your head, make you rich, give you luck while gambling, etc. While the intent of these videos is clearly (as Sheldon Cooper would say) "Malarkey" we think the music composed is clearly worth a listen to. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p914/ClickBait_Composers.html
May 02, 2019
15149 PARMA Recordings - Tacit-Citat-Ion
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13648169.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />TACIT-CITAT-ION MODERN CHAMBER WORKS REBECKA SOFIA AHVENNIEMI Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi's debut TACIT-CITAT-ION is a reflection of contemporary Scandinavian composition – gestural, yet empowered by painstaking attention to detail. Where other composers' work ends, Ahvenniemi only begins. Breath sounds, glottal stops, microphone static, white noise, electronic interferences, the percussive friction of instrument bows – these byproducts of music are the backbone of TACIT-CITAT-ION, yielding a truly unique auditory experience. For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/tacitcitation/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p910/Tacit-Citat-Ion_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p911/Tacit-Citat-Ion.html
Apr 27, 2019
15152 Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13629892.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Charles Ives Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 2 Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra
Apr 25, 2019
15150 Borodin 2 and Mendelssohn 3
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13611156.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p909/Borodin%3A_Symphony_No._2_and_Mendelssohn%3A_Symphony_No._3.html
Apr 23, 2019
Kepa Lehtinen: Serenade for Theremin, Piano and Double Bass
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13609488.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />FINLAND-BASED FILM COMPOSER KEPA LEHTINEN RELEASES NEW ALBUM, HELSINKI IN NOVEMBER, OF PIANO AND THEREMIN MUSIC! Well-known Finland-based film and TV composer Kepa Lehtinen is proud to announce the release of his new album, Helsinki In November, that features original contemporary classical music written for piano, contrabass, and theremin. The theremin is an almost-century-old electronic instrument that’s played by hand gestures rather than direct contact and is seldom encountered in the classical world. Lehtinen, however, makes the instrument a cornerstone of his sound and Helsinki In November gives listeners a master class in what this unusual instrument can do. The theremin takes the role of a violin in more typical classical duets and compliments the piano well. It also allows for sounds and techniques a violin could never equal. The combination of theremin, piano, and contrabass creates a sound full of cinematic darkness that immediately commands attention. On Helsinki In November the theremin is no longer a freak but a stand-alone lead instrument. Kepa Lehtinen was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1971 and began studying music in childhood, eventually learning to play piano, synthesizers, theremin and drums. He went on to study Sound Design at Finland’s Aalto University and has since written music for many films, commercials, and TV productions. He routinely works as a composer, sound editor, and sound designer. His work has appeared in award-winning Finnish titles such as Kimmo (TV series), Almost 18 (feature film), and A Stone Left Unturned (short film). He released his first solo album, Playing Theremin, in 2018. The set combined Kepa’s impressive theremin playing with the sound of analog synths and was exceptionally well-received. Finally in this album, after beautiful and sometimes melancholic athmosphere, the last track 10 print "kontula;" is a freak combination of etheric theremin and Commodore-64 sounds which will leave the listener really upset. Listen to the full album now at: https://open.spotify.com/album/2CMHka8E0IKUyuENl54OpR
Apr 23, 2019
14148 Schubert and Kalinnikov Symphony No. 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13580577.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, D. 125 Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 2 in A Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p908/Schubert_2_and_Kalinnikov_2.html
Apr 20, 2019
15147 PARMA Recordings - Voices of Earth and Air, Vol. 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13561258.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />VOICES OF EARTH & AIR VOL II WORKS FOR CHORUS SCOTT SOLAK JONATHAN DAVID LITTLE HELEN MACKINNON L PETER DEUTSCH JULI NUNLIST DANIEL MORSE PETER GREVE WHITMAN BROWN VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR 2 presents the best that modern choral compositions have to offer. Settings of traditional prayers are mingled with ethereal stories and otherworldly visions, and each of the eight compositions both stand unique and work together harmoniously to create a collection that nods to the future of choral music. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/voicesofearthandairvol2/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p906/Voices_of_Earth_and_Air%2C_Vol._2_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p907/Voices_of_Earth_and_Air%2C_Vol._2_%28digital_download%29.html
Apr 17, 2019
15146 Requiem for the Notre Dame Cathedral
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13558892.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Here at Classical Music Discoveries, we grieve with the world for the loss of this internationally famous building that has stood for over 800 years and represents an important part of the human journey. Please donate to the restoration at: https://don.fondation-patrimoine.org/SauvonsNotreDame/~my-donation?_cv=1 Artwork by: Cristina Correa Freile Music: Durfle: Requiem, Op. 9 CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus in Orleans Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu
Apr 16, 2019
15145 Shostakovich 10 and Tchaikovsky 5
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13553823.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p905/Shostakovich_10_and_Tchaikovsky_5.html
Apr 14, 2019
15144 PARMA Recordings - Ecumenical Spirit
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13551236.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />ECUMENICAL SPIRIT MICHAEL G. CUNNINGHAM Composer Michael G. Cunningham introduces the beauty of sacred choral compositions with the unique energy of the live recording. “Ecumenical” is defined as the promotion of unity among different Christian churches across the world, and ECUMENICAL SPIRIT celebrates the unifying powers of music as it transcends the borders of all differences. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/ecumenicalspirit/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p903/Ecumenical_Spirit_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p904/Ecumenical_Spirit_%28digital_download%29.html
Apr 12, 2019
15143 PARMA Recordings - Migration
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13540252.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MIGRATION FUEGO QUARTET Nicki Roman soprano saxophone Erik Elmgren alto saxophone Harrison Clarke tenor saxophone Gabriel Piqué baritone saxophone The Fuego Quartet, featuring saxophonists Nicki Roman, Erik Elmgren, Harrison Clarke, and Gabriel Piqué, makes their Ravello Records debut with the innovative MIGRATION, a collection that demonstrates the versatility and complexity of the saxophone as it migrates through genre boundaries. For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/migration/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p901/Migration_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p902/Migration_%28digital_download%29.html
Apr 09, 2019
15142 PARMA Recordings - Between Worlds
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13536542.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />BETWEEN WORLDS GIOVANNI PIACENTINI Composed almost entirely in 2018 and performed by composer Giovanni Piacentini, the music on BETWEEN WORLDS serves as a brand-new snapshot of a musician's prowess at the height of his creative capabilities. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/betweenworlds/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p899/Between_Worlds_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p900/Between_Worlds_%28digital_download%29.html
Apr 08, 2019
15141 PARMA Recordings - Virtuosity
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13496447.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />VIRTUOSITY JOHN ROBERTSON Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra Anthony Armoré conductor Characterized by a unique style of instrumentation and experimentation with formality, VIRTUOSITY is the colorful expression of composer John Robertson's symphonic creativity. VIRTUOSITY combines a clarinet and a trumpet concerto, a symphony, and an orchestral fantasy based on a Maori love story – all on one album. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/virtuosity/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p897/Virtuosity_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p898/Virtuosity_%28digital_download%29.html
Apr 02, 2019
15140 PARMA Recordings - Yes...It's a Thing!
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13470378.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />YES…IT’S A THING! WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF NEW MUSIC FOR FLUTE & CLASSICAL GUITAR DUO SEQUENZA Debra Silvert flute, alto flute, piccolo Paul Bowman classical guitar The long-awaited release from the chamber ensemble Duo Sequenza, YES…IT’S A THING!, includes works by five critically acclaimed contemporary composers. David Noon is one of the most prolific composers in the U.S.; Jerry Owen’s numerous achievements include two Pulitzer Prize nominations; Jorge Muñiz has had his music performed by chamber ensembles, chorales and orchestras throughout the world; Marc Mellits is one of the leading American composers of his generation and one of the most performed and recorded living composers in the United States; and Amin Sharifi’s recent works have been performed in the United States, Europe, and his native Iran. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/yesitsathing/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p895/Yes...It%27s_a_Thing.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p896/Yes...It%27s_a_Thing%21_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 30, 2019
15139 PARMA Recordings - Sustain
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13451669.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />SUSTAIN WORKS FOR PIANO & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS DANIEL ADAMS JOHN A. CAROLLO JOHN DANTE PREVEDINI ROBERT E. THOMAS WILLEM VAN TWILLERT Within their varied appearances and sounds, the piano, vibraphone, and marimba make up a unique family. Nonetheless, key similarities bind them together, and SUSTAIN explores just that. The latest multi-composer release by Navona Records, SUSTAIN presents works for various keyboards that explore not only the abilities of each instrument, but the varied approaches from five different composers. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/sustain/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p893/Sustain_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p894/Sustain_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 27, 2019
15138 PARMA Recordings - Ferruccio Busoni The Late Works
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13445685.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />FERRUCCIO BUSONI: THE LATE WORKS - Svetlana Belsky Music lovers are familiar with Ferruccio Busoni due to his extensive revisions of Johann Sebastian Bach's keyboard works, but the Italian's own compositions have long been reserved for the pleasure of a handful of connoisseurs. Looking at their technical scope, it is not difficult to see why: Busoni, a true-blue composer in the original sense of the word, possesses an original, eclectic style that is difficult to categorize. Pianist-performer Svetlana Belsky, who first discovered her love for the musical creator during her doctoral studies, thus insightfully avoids any attempt at stylistic classification, but rather interprets each and every piece with great respect to the particular work's inherent nature. For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/ferrucciobusoni/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p891/Ferruccio_Busoni_The_Late_Works_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p892/Ferruccio_Busoni_The_Late_Works_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 27, 2019
15137 PARMA Recordings - Peace, Nature and Renewal
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13442102.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PEACE, NATURE & RENEWAL THE MUSIC OF MARK DAL PORTO Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronský conductor Vox Futura | Andrew Shenton conductor Tracy Carr oboe Mark Dal Porto piano Arcadian Winds Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p889/Peace%2C_Nature_and_Renewal_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p890/Peace%2C_Nature_and_Renewal.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/peacenaturerenewal/
Mar 25, 2019
15136 PARMA Recordings - Live in Ostrava
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13441646.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />LIVE IN OSTRAVA MARK JOHN MCENCROE Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Anthony Armore conductor Heiko Mathias Förster conductor Mark John McEncroe, who started his musical training in his late 30's, had always exhibited a varied, profound interest in music – one that led him to work as a major music label manager over the course of two decades. No doubt that it was partially this section of his professional career which formed the basis of his personal compositional language. Unimpeded by the constrictions of a musical academic career, he developed a style which is unapologetically concrete and evocative. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p887/Live_in_Ostrava_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p888/Live_in_Ostrava_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/mcencroeliveinostrava/index.html
Mar 25, 2019
15135 Gounod: Romeo and Juliet
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13435621.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet), Paris on 27 April 1867. This opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song "Je veux vivre" for the soprano. Joana Filipe Martinez - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p886/Gounod%3A_Romeo_and_Juliet_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 23, 2019
15134 Shostakovich 9 and Prokofiev 6
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13432736.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70 Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Prokofiev: Symphony No 6 in C-flat minor, Op. 111 Sylvia Wagner - Conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra
Mar 22, 2019
15133 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13421319.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello Bilik: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 30 Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Mar 20, 2019
15132 PARMA Recordings - Renmen Laments
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13415324.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />RENMEN LAMENTS RENAISSANCE MEN Eric Christopher Perry Tenor, Conductor, and Artistic Director Alexander Nishibun Tenor Kilian Mooney Tenor Garry McLinn Tenor Peter Schilling Baritone and Business Manager Will Prapestis Baritone Brian Church Baritone Dominick Matsko Baritone Benjamin Pfeil Bass-Baritone Anthony Burkes Garza Bass and General Manager Despite the frequent crescendos to the sonic peaks of each composition, RENMEN LAMENTS is an exploration into the valleys of the soul. For most, creating art in the realm of somber moods poses challenges. For the Renaissance Men, the melancholic nature of their musical exploration is not only achieved individually but shared amongst the talents of the vocalists. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/laments/index.html Purchase CD: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p883/Renmen_Laments_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p884/Renmen_Laments_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 19, 2019
15131 Prokofiev: The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13414512.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118 is Sergei Prokofiev's eighth and last ballet, written between 1948 and 1953. It is based on the Russian Ural folk tale The Stone Flower by Pavel Bazhov and is also the last of the trilogy of ballets Prokofiev wrote in the Russian ballet tradition. Sylvia Wagner - Conductor/Producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Recorded/Edited by CMD Recordings
Mar 19, 2019
15130 Brahms 3 and Tchaikovsky 4
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13395104.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p881/Brahms%3A_Symphony_No._3_and_Tchaikovsky%3A_Symphony_No._4_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 16, 2019
15129 Ace Patterson: Power Song
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13392360.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />"Power Song" by Ace Patterson
Mar 16, 2019
15128 PARMA Recordings - With Strings
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13386628.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />WITH STRINGS LIVE SAMPLING IN COUNTERPOINT JEFF MORRIS Ulrich Maiß electric cello Eric KM Clark violin Jeff Morris's second album, WITH STRINGS, explores the possibilities of 21st-century counterpoint. He builds up rich musical textures by sampling violin and cello live and folding them back into the mix, influencing the performers in turn. For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/withstrings/index.html
Mar 15, 2019
15127 PARMA Recordings - Imaginary Birds
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13383929.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />IMAGINARY BIRDS MUSIC FOR OBOE & ENGLISH HORN PHIL SALATHÉ Ling-Fei Kang oboe Charles Huang english horn, oboe Andrew Knebel viola Annabelle Taubl harp Yu-Chen Shih piano/celesta Katie Kennedy cello Mohamed Shams piano John Birt guitar What can one expect from a musician who spent his youth getting into trouble by furtively composing in chemistry class? Apparently a lot, provided they are cut from the same cloth as multi-faceted composer Phil Salathé, the brains behind IMAGINARY BIRDS: MUSIC FOR OBOE AND ENGLISH HORN. For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/imaginarybirds/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p877/Imaginary_Birds_%28CD%29.html Download CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p878/Imaginary_Birds_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 14, 2019
15126 PARMA Recordings - Beneath the Tide
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13383317.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PARMA Recordings is excited to bring you a collection of concertos that provides a stunning look into the minds of five of Navona Records' premiere composers, as well as a reflection on the human experience itself. BENEATH THE TIDE explores human emotion in various facets of life, as expressed by the unique voice of the Croatian Chamber Orchestra. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/beneaththetide/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p874/Beneath_the_Tide_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p875/Beneath_the_Tide_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 14, 2019
15125 PARMA Recordings - Schoenberg Piano Music
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13372922.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Although Schoenberg is often seen as a composer strictly concerned with pitch, his interests in timbre and sonority are ever-present in all five of his completed piano works. Pianist Yoko Hirota performs three of Schoenberg’s completed works along with the 17 fragments that he never brought to completion. Hirota, praised as being "precise and keenly projective" and demonstrating the "highest level of proficiency," is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano repertory, and she brings Schoenberg’s compositions to life with conviction. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/17fragments/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p872/Schoenberg_Piano_Music_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p873/Schoenberg_Piano_Music_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 12, 2019
15124 PARMA Recordings - SUEÑOS DE ESPAÑA
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13371483.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Soprano Shudong Braamse blends vocal artistry with technical skill in her recording of SUEÑOS DE ESPAÑA. This treasury of Spanish art song relates stories of passionate love, broken promises, and heartfelt prayers. Braamse's performance demonstrates both an understanding of the rich Spanish culture and its 19th-century romantic poetry. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/suenosdeespana/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p870/SUE%C3%91OS_DE_ESPA%C3%91A_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p871/SUE%C3%91OS_DE_ESPA%C3%91A_%28Digital_Download%29.html
Mar 12, 2019
15123 PARMA Recordings - 3 Rhapsodies
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13367328.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />It is tempting to compare Meštrović's compositional style to his great predecessors in the late-Romantic tradition. After all, much of the Croatian composer's style and techniques would be right at home in Rachmaninoff’s concertos, Tchaikovsky's works, or Prokofiev's neoclassicism; and the name of the album's first work, Danube Rhapsody, naturally evokes associations with Smetana's similarly river-themed Vltava. Add to all of this that Meštrović, like most of his great musical ancestors, is a talented virtuoso pianist, and it's easy to see why 3 RHAPSODIES will stick with you. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/3rhapsodies/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p868/3_Rhapsodies_for_Piano_and_Orchestra_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p869/3_Rhapsodies_for_Piano_and_Orchestra_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 11, 2019
15122 Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13360541.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Roméo et Juliette is a symphonie dramatique, a large-scale choral symphony by French composer Hector Berlioz, which was first performed on 24 November 1839. The libretto was written by Émile Deschamps, and the completed work was assigned the catalogue numbers Op. 17 and H. 79. It is based on Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet; it is regarded as one of Berlioz's finest works, and it is among the most original in form. The score is Berlioz's most comprehensive and detailed programmatic piece. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice
Mar 10, 2019
15121 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13233599.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The final concert of La Musica's 2018 Season. Bernstein: Piano Trio Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40 Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Mar 09, 2019
15120 PARMA Recordings - Music with Silent Aitakes
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13356734.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />D’Haene creates a remarkable musical world in MUSIC WITH SILENT AITAKE’S. When he was 25 years old, he began his life-long fascination with gagaku music, or traditional Japanese court music, that has informed his compositional style throughout his career. This study of a musical style different from that of his own culture resulted in what the composer calls "paradoxophony" or "paradoxical coexistence." For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/silentaitakes/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p865/Music_with_Silent_Aitakes_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p866/Music_with_Silent_Aitakes_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 08, 2019
Daniel Roberts Concert
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13356343.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />This year on the 6th April, I`m performing in the Holst Room, London UK for the 2nd time. Click to see the full programme, and book tickets: https://www.danielrobertsmusic.com/recital/
Mar 07, 2019
15118 Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Ballet
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13354223.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work. Sylvia Wagner - Conductor/Producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p863/Prokofiev%3A_Romeo_and_Juliet_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 06, 2019
15117 PARMA Recordings - Parallel Realms
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13352216.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Sergio Cervetti, born in Uruguay, immigrated to the United States in 1962 to study contemporary composition, and his work contains a certain cosmopolitan quality reflective of his past and present. Although essentially a minimalist since 1970, he has branched out to embrace and incorporate diverse elements from a variety of aesthetics. The versatile creator understands how to pull the virtually unimaginable from its metaphysical realm into the here and now, a sudden manifestation of spirituality transcending dissonance. Ever-present is the nexus of nature and science, of the mundane and the miraculous. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/parallelrealms/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p861/Parallel_Realms.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p862/Parallel_Realms_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 05, 2019
15116 Shostakovich - Symphony 8 and Piano Concerto 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13350449.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 Featuring CMD Piano Competition Winner - Viktoria Shevchenko Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Joana Filipe Martinez - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p860/Shostakovich%3A_Symphony_No._8_and_Piano_Concerto_No._2.html
Mar 04, 2019
15114 Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13345876.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />"The Abduction from the Seraglio" is an opera Singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German libretto is by Gottlieb Stephanie, based on Christoph Friedrich Bretzner's Belmont und Constanze, oder Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The plot concerns the attempt of the hero Belmonte, assisted by his servant Pedrillo, to rescue his beloved Konstanze from the seraglio of Pasha Selim. The work premiered on 16 July 1782 at the Vienna Burgtheater, with the composer conducting. Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p859/Mozart%3A_The_Abduction_from_the_Seraglio_%28digital_download%29.html
Mar 03, 2019
15112 PARMA Recordings - Deviant Resonances
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13334589.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />DEVIANT RESONANCES carries the concept of "creative listening" into new dimensions. In addition to the unconventional ways in which the everyday listener is called on to interpret the music, composer David Rosenboom literally uses the action of "listening" as an instrument. For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/deviantresonances/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p857/Deviant_Resonances_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p858/Deviant_Resonances_%28digital_download%29.html
Feb 28, 2019
15111 A Private Concert for Dignitaries
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13331311.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody Smetana: The Moldau Ravel: Bolero Resphigi: Church Windows Khatchaturian: Sabre Dance Resphigi: Pines of Rome Sylvia Wagner - conductor Ken Hedgecock - producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p856/Private_Concert_for_Dignitaries_%28digital_download%29.html
Feb 28, 2019
15110 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13233599.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />This concert from April 15, 2018 features: Paganini: Terzetto Concertante in D Major Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in F Major Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 For more information, please visit: LaMusicaFestival.org
Feb 27, 2019
15109 Mozart Wind Serenades
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13323731.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mozart: Serenade in B-flat, K. 361 "Gran Partita" Mozart: Serenade in E-flat, K. 375 Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388 "Nacht Musik" Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat, K. 240 Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat, K. 252 Mozart: Divertimento in F, K. 253 Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat, K. 270 2018 Winter European Tour CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Woodwinds Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p855/Mozart_Wind_Serenades_-_2018_Winter_European_Tour_%28digital_download%29.html
Feb 26, 2019
15108 Prokofiev: Symphony 5 and Lieutenant Kije
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13316608.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100 Sylvia Wagner - Conductor/Producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60 Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p854/Prokofiev%3A_Symphony_No._5_in_B-flat_Major%2C_Op._100_and_Lieutenant_Kije%2C_Op._60_%28digital_download%29.html
Feb 25, 2019
15107 PARMA Recordings - Souls in Transitions
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13310230.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />SOULS IN TRANSITIONS CARL VOLLRATH SUMMA TRIO MAIANI DA SILVA VIOLIN JENNIFER BEWERSE CELLO KAROLINA ROJAHN PIANO Beginning with just the spark to write three trios, composer Carl Vollrath created an intense yet reflective collection of works in SOULS IN TRANSITIONS. This Navona Records release moves through waves of contemplation on life, history, and the evolution of spirituality through the performances of violin, cello, and piano by acclaimed pianist Karolina Rojahn. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p852/Souls_in_Transitions_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p853/Souls_in_Transitions_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/soulsintransitions/
Feb 24, 2019
15106 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13233599.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87 Popper: Requiem in F-sharp minor for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66 Rachmaninoff: Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9 For more information, please visit: LaMusicaFestival.org
Feb 22, 2019
15105 PARMA Recordings - Resistance
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13299494.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Composer Garth Baxter calls his commitment to form and aesthetic "modern traditionalism." And indeed, his new album RESISTANCE may just offer the best of both worlds in one captivating experience. Each piece has certain features in common: they are immediately, intuitively accessible to the listening ear, and all of them draw upon Baxter's ability to evoke sincere emotions with every note. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p848/Garth_Baxter_-_Resistance.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p849/Garth_Baxter_-_Resistance_%28digital_download%29.html
Feb 22, 2019
15104 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4 and Piano Concerto No. 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13292867.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 112 Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 Joana Filipe Martinez - Piano Soloist Dominique Beaulieu - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra
Feb 21, 2019
15103 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 "Leningrad"
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13284369.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (titled Leningrad), was written c. 1939–40. Initially dedicated to the life and deeds of Vladimir Lenin, Shostakovich decided instead to dedicate the symphony to the besieged city of Leningrad on its completion in December 1941. The Leningrad première of the piece was staged while the city was under siege by Axis and Finnish forces. The work remains one of Shostakovich's best-known compositions. The piece soon became very popular in both the Soviet Union and the West as a symbol of resistance to Nazi totalitarianism and militarism. It is still regarded as the major musical testament of the estimated 27 million Soviet citizens who lost their lives in World War II. The symphony is played frequently at the Leningrad Cemetery, where half a million victims of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad are buried. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p846/Shostakovich%3A_Symphony_No._7_%22Leningrad%22%2C_Op._60.html
Feb 19, 2019
15102 Salieri: Prima la musica e poi le parole
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13278265.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the music and then the words) is an opera in one act by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by Giovanni Battista Casti. The work was first performed on 7 February 1786 in Vienna, following a commission by the Emperor Joseph II. The opera (more specifically, a divertimento teatrale) was first performed at one end of the orangery of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna by an Italian troupe; simultaneously, Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor was staged at the other end. The title of the opera is the theme of Richard Strauss's opera Capriccio which debates the relative importance of music and drama in opera. Kathryn Cavanaugh - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p845/Salieri%3A_Prima_la_musica_e_poi_le_parole.html
Feb 18, 2019
15101 Frederik Magle - The Fairest of the Roses for Two Trumpets and Organ
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13260595.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist and pianist. His music has been performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zürcher Kammerorchester, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Riga Philharmonic Orchestra, South-Jutland Symphony Orchestra, violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and many other ensembles and soloists. The world premiere performances of Frederik Magle's large symphonic suite »Cantabile« (with text by H.R.H. Henrik, the prince consort of Denmark) took place at two televised gala concerts. The first movement 2004 and the two remaining movements were premiered on June 10th, 2009, by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, at a gala concert in celebration of H.R.H. the Prince Consort's 75th birthday. Frederik Magle also works with film scores and crossover/fusion music, blending contemporary classical music with another genre. As a soloist on piano or pipe organ Frederik Magle has played in Saint Peter's Basilica (Rome), Windsor Castle, Luzern Concert Hall, Riga Cathedral, Koncerthuset (Copenhagen Concert Hall), The Danish Radio Concert Hall, and many other places. In 1999 Frederik played at the christening of H.H. Prince Nikolai, and later he was invited to perform a solo organ concert for the Danish Royal Family and Royal Court at Fredensborg Castle. In 2002 his piece »Pact of the Baptism« was given its first performance at the christening of H.H. Prince Felix in Møgeltønder Church. Frederik Magle has also received many grants and prizes in support of his work and achievements as composer and musician, including the Grants of Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark and H.R.H. Prince Henrik, The Grant of H.H. Prince Joachim and H.H. Princess Alexandra, Countess Erna Hamilton's scolarship, Carlsberg's Prize of Ideas, Unibank's Arts Prize, the Arts Award of the Freemasons, and a grant from the Danish Arts Foundation (2014). Website: https://www.magle.dk Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/frederikmagle https://www.instagram.com/frederikmagle https://www.youtube.com/frederikmagle
Feb 12, 2019
15100 Verdi: Sicilian Vespers
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13260627.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Les vêpres siciliennes (The Sicilian Vespers) is a grand opéra in five acts by the Italian romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi set to a French libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier from their work Le duc d'Albe, which was written in 1838. Les vêpres followed immediately after Verdi's three great mid-career masterpieces, Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata of 1850 to 1853 and was first performed at the Paris Opéra on 13 June 1855. Today it is better-known in its post-1861 Italian version as I vespri siciliani and it is occasionally performed. The story is based on a historical event, the Sicilian Vespers of 1282, using material drawn from the medieval Sicilian tract Lu rebellamentu di Sichilia. CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p844/Verdi%3A_Les_vepres_siciliennes.html
Feb 13, 2019
15099 Sasha Raven - Kiss Me
210
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13258212.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />I was a very quiet child and very an introverted person. My passion was music and it’s still. My mother was a classical guitarist, but I didn’t show any interest in learning or playing guitar. I have started learning to play guitar when I was almost twenty years old. My friend convinced me into that, he showed me four chords and that was it. With that four chords, I composed my first song. I was impressed by that and until today, I have composed over four hundred songs. Some of my songs can be heard on music social platform Soundcloud, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, iTunes and so on, but a very few on YouTube. In the year 2005, me and my friend, created the band Dharma. My friend met those days Paul Godfrey from worldwide band Morcheeba. My friend first didn’t know who is he (Paul Godfrey) or who is Morcheeba. Paul gave him a business card and he showed me that card. I was excited and I said to my friend whom he met. A coincidence was that my friend met Paul Godfrey again the other day. And he showed to the Paul our song Winter’s Day (a.k.a. Afterglow). Guess Paul liked that song, so he wrote the lyrics for Afterglow. But Dharma didn’t last long, because of different music taste in the band. So we simply split the band. I went on my solo music career. I have released the songs like Kiss Me, Moonrise, Indian Summer. Beside music I write also poetry. I post it on sites like AllPoetry, Steemit, Hello Poetry. I have also released two poetry books and four e-books. Poems are about social problems, love, pain, sadness, sorrow, death and also about the crypto world… I wrote also a fairy tale for the children. Beside guitar, I play also bass guitar, I sing and write lyrics. My music influence are Radiohead, Muse, Nirvana, The Vines, Royal Blood, QOTSA, Suede, Placebo, The Kills, Jack White and many other bands. Poetry e-books at Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/sasha-raven MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/sasharavenmusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sasharavenmusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sasharavenmusic/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sasharaven Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasharaven/ Bandcamp: https://sasharaven.bandcamp.com
Feb 11, 2019
15098 PARMA Recordings - The Mask in the Mirror
8424
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13254277.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Composer Richard Thompson’s three-act opera presents the life behind the name of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the most prominent African American poets of the early 20th Century. This dramatic performance, inspired by the hundreds of letters exchanged between Dunbar and his wife, Alice Ruth Moore, removes the masks of fame and social identity to investigate the psychological realities of the people underneath. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p843/The_Mask_in_the_MIrror_%28digital_download%29.html For more information about this album, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/themaskinthemirror/index.html
Feb 09, 2019
15097 La Musica International Chamber Music Hour
4804
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13233599.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Feb 08, 2019
15096 R Strauss - Capriccio Op. 85
8878
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13248924.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Capriccio, Op. 85, is the final opera by German composer Richard Strauss, subtitled "A Conversation Piece for Music". The opera received its premiere performance at the Nationaltheater München on 28 October 1942. Clemens Krauss and Strauss wrote the German libretto. However, the genesis of the libretto came from Stefan Zweig in the 1930s, and Joseph Gregor further developed the idea several years later. Strauss then took on the libretto, but finally recruited Krauss as his collaborator on the opera. Most of the final libretto is by Krauss. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona, Spain Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p842/R_Strauss%3A_Capriccio%2C_Op._85.html
Feb 06, 2019
15095 PARMA Recordings - A Bissel Rhythm
3361
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13245142.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A BISSEL RHYTHM is composer and clarinetist Paul Green’s PARMA Recordings debut, although it marks his second recorded exploration into the fusion between jazz and Jewish music. A performance at Merkin Concert Hall resulted in the New York Times extolling his talents: "Like a cobra intent on doing some charming of its own, the clarinetist Paul Green weaved, darted and hovered over his instrument…conjuring gorgeous sounds." Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p841/A_Bissel_Rhythm_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://bigroundrecords.com/epk/abisselrhythm/
Feb 05, 2019
15094 PARMA Recordings - Mythical Spaces
3230
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13237400.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MYTHICAL SPACES STEVEN KEMPER Steven Kemper makes his debut on Ravello Records with his electroacoustic album MYTHICAL SPACES. Kemper combines acoustic instruments and electronics to create meditative compositions that explore the connections between real and imaginary worlds. Kemper writes that “myths represent traces of our collective imagination, and similarities between myths from different cultures point to a shared human experience.” Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p839/Mythical_Spaces_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p840/Mythical_Places_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/mythicalspaces/
Jan 31, 2019
15093 PARMA Recordings - Kid Stuff
4993
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13234795.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />KID STUFF: SOLI FOR PIANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA McCormick Percussion Group Juxtaposing the loud and abrasive with the soft and subtle, the McCormick Percussion Group balances tumult and tender in KID STUFF. Led by director Robert McCormick, Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the percussion orchestra re-imagines original compositions from five key contemporary classical composers. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p837/Kid_Stuff_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p838/Kid_Stuff_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/kidstuff/
Jan 30, 2019
15092 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
5400
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13233599.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 424 Dohnanyi: Serenade in C Major for Violin, Viola and Cello Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Jan 29, 2019
15091 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
4333
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13233599.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Jan 29, 2019
15090 PARMA Recordings - The Myth of Tomorrow
4938
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13232935.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />THE MYTH OF TOMORROW Eric Klein Klein’s work is smart and sophisticated, accessible even to the untrained ear, and a cool, clever blend of things both old and new. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p835/The_Myth_of_Tomorrow_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p836/The_Myth_of_Tomorrow_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/themythoftomorrow/
Jan 29, 2019
15089 La Musica Chamber Music Hour
5928
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 29 Harbison: Piano Trio No. 3 Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor For more information about this year's festival, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Jan 29, 2019
15088 PARMA Recordings - The Ceiling Floats Away
2695
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13231299.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY MATTHEW BURTNER & RITA DOVE EcoSono Ensemble Ravello Records proudly presents THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY, a groundbreaking new collaboration between sound artist Matthew Burtner, former US poet laureate Rita Dove, and ecoacoustic ensemble EcoSono. A National Endowment for the Arts commission, The Ceiling Floats Away was awarded a Special Jury Award in the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Music Composition for "Unique Nexus of Acoustics, Electronics and Audience Interaction." Since its composition, it has been selected for performance at various festivals and venues, including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum’s Accelerate Festival. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p833/The_Ceiling_Floats_Away_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p834/The_Ceiling_Floats_Away_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/theceilingfloatsaway/index.html
Jan 28, 2019
15087 Verdi: Stiffelio
7338
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13228041.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Her husband is on a mission and has been completely loyal. Meanwhile, the wife has not as she has had a torrid love affair. Now he returns from his mission. The love affair is over and she knows that her love for her husband is all she wants from life. But now she must tell her husband what has happened in his absence. Will he forgive her or will this be the end of the marriage she now cherishes so much? CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p832/Verdi%3A_Stiffelio_%28digital_download%29.html
Jan 27, 2019
15086 PARMA Recordings - Rippling
3306
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13227541.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />RIPPLING Robert Morris Ravello Records is proud to present RIPPLING, a new album by composer Robert Morris. Morris recorded the album live at a “Summer at Eastman Concert” in Hatch Recital Hall, in Rochester, NY. Consisting of only two tracks, “Mountain Streams” and “Mysterious Landscape,” these dramatic compositions turn ordinary sounds of nature in extraordinary pursuits of sonic ambience. Like a drop in a pond, both tracks start small and simple only to evolve into an all-encompassing, full sound that excites curiosity while evoking relaxation. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p830/Rippling_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p831/Rippling_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/rippling/
Jan 26, 2019
15085 PARMA Recordings - Rosewood Cafe
2567
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13226333.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Fusion lovers will enjoy the PARMA recordings debut of oboist Margaret Herlehy in this fresh, new collection of Latin-inspired jazz. Uniquely, oboe is the central instrument in each composition. Herlehy not only meets the demands of such a challenge but exceeds them. “Choro Negro” is a prime example. To the ear it should register as Brazilian, or even French, but it becomes something altogether different. The result, while experimental, is quite sensible leading the listener to wonder why he or she hasn’t heard the oboe in this capacity before. “Café 1930” is Herlehy’s opportunity to showcase her versatility with incredible depth in this introspective and solemn romanze. The other end of the spectrum is the fun and vibrant “Diabinho Maluco,” a flute and oboe duet reminiscent of the woodwind agility demonstrated in J.S. Bach’s great instrumental suites but delivered with the swagger of a modern Latin dance. On eight of the nine tracks appears guitarist David Newsam a regional powerhouse in the latin, jazz, and classical guitar community and a colleague of Herlehy at the University of New Hampshire. With Rosewood Café Margaret Herlehy is serving something exploratory and quite palatable. Enjoy! Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p828/Rosewood_Cafe_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p829/Rosewood_Cafe_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://bigroundrecords.com/epk/rosewoodcafe/
Jan 25, 2019
15084 Erik-Peter Mortensen: Magnificat Octavi Toni
698
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13224416.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As a 4th generation musician Erik-Peter Mortensen (AKA Erik or EP) started singing professionally since the age of 9, first at the Metropolitan &amp; New York City Opera Children's Choruses, and then in many professional choirs through the present (most recently with the Schola of St. Agnes Church, in midtown Manhattan. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Having naturally developed a passionate love for Early, Baroque, and Classical music, he wishes to make the beauty of these earlier styles appeal to much wider audiences, either through fusing it with other musical styles, creating new styles, or promulgating it through his own music scoring for films, video games, and other multimedia formats.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Purchase the complete album on CD Baby at:</span><br /><a href="https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/erikpetermortensen13" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/erikpetermortensen13</span><br /></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Fiverr link to contract music for you:<br /></span><a style="font-size: small;" href="https://www.fiverr.com/share/9bPxY" target="blank">https://www.fiverr.com/share/9bPxY</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">For more information, please visit:<br /></span><a style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;" href="https://www.patreon.com/ErikPeter" target="_blank">https://www.patreon.com/ErikPeter</a></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img title="Erik-Peter Mortensen conducting" src="../../ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/0x0_13224420.jpg" alt="Erik-Peter Mortensen conducting" width="300" height="225" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Promo expires 1/24/20</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></p>
Jan 24, 2019
15083 PARMA Recordings - Small Stones
2490
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13224126.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />SMALL STONES Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, piano SMALL STONES showcases Dr. Nancy Zipay Desalvo’s exploration into both minute and immense concepts. Recorded on solo piano, DeSalvo performs the compositions translating the compressed beauty of Jason Tad Howard and the expansive universe of Daniel Perttu. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p826/Small_Stones_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p827/Small_Stones.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/smallstones/
Jan 24, 2019
15082 Verdi: The battaglia di Legnano
7072
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13223110.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />La battaglia di Legnano (The Battle of Legnano) is an opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. It was based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry, later the co-librettist of Don Carlos. Written as a commission from the Teatro Argentina in the "beleaguered republic" of Rome while the composer was still living in Paris, he traveled to Rome in late 1848 to prepare the opera for its first performance, which was given on 27 January 1849. Musicologist Roger Parker describes the première as "a clamorous success, with the entire final act encored" and the audience wild with enthusiasm. He goes to add that act 4 was encored at every performance of the run. However, we learn elsewhere that the opera failed in its 1850 production in Genoa. In later years Battaglia was given under different settings and different titles until Italian unification allowed for the opera to be presented as originally written. We know that Verdi considered revising it in the 1850s, but never did. While it has not been performed with any frequency, the succession of performances given after its 1959 revival have kept Battaglia in the public eye to this day. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p825/Verdi%3A_La_battaglia_di_Legnano.html
Jan 24, 2019
15081 PARMA Recordings - Formika
4878
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13222511.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mexican composer Felipe Pérez Santiago introduces the follow up to his 2013 album, Mantis with his first Navona release, FORMIKA, an album of chamber music. Pérez Santiago continues his series with a vast notational layering and timing propelled by traditional instrumentation. Masterful playing by choice ensembles like Tamayo and Onix, create a particularly kaleidoscopic nostalgia in this pitching album. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p823/Formika_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p824/Formika_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/formika/index.html
Jan 23, 2019
15080 PARMA Recordings - Exhaling Space
4745
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13220980.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />EXHALING SPACE Alejandro Rutty With EXHALING SPACE, Alejandro Rutty and his cast of remarkable performers create one hour of fresh, captivating music combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition. With tracks like the futuristic tango Martian Milonga and the meditative More Music for Examining and Buying Merchandise, Rutty composes the album like a breathing exercise, taking in an anxious pace in one movement, and then in the next, letting the melodies exhale gently through the piece. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p821/Exhaling_Space_%28CD%29.html Download a digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p822/Exhaling_Space_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/exhalingspace/
Jan 22, 2019
15079 PARMA Recordings - Musical Images for Piano
8572
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13219005.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO Mark John McEncroe Composer Mark John McEncroe's latest album MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO presents a theater of the mind, performed with a delicacy that is both melancholic and nostalgic. Rather than attempting to shatter musical boundaries, McEncroe focuses on the introspective, letting the listener’s stories and memories give the music its own unique life. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p819/Musical_Images_for_Piano_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p820/Musical_Images_for_Piano.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/musicalimagesforpiano/index.html
Jan 22, 2019
15078 Verdi: The Bandits
7590
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13218755.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Verdi's rarely performed masterpiece "I masnadieri" (The Bandit) A man becomes involved with a group of bandits. However, his innocent and highly moral fiance also becomes intrigued. How he deals with the situation is unique and heartbreaking. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and recorded by Classical Music Discoveries. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p818/Verdi%3A_The_Bandits_%28digital_download%29.html
Jan 21, 2019
15077 PARMA Recordings - I Carry Your Heart
4836
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13215528.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In light of all the musical beauty and palpable excellence of this new release, it is hard to tell whose merit it is: the Chamber Singers', or conductor David Holdhusen's? Most likely, the answer lies within the question: One cannot tell, because all elements of this recording – composers named and unnamed, the choir singers, the conductor – work so astoundingly well in unison, just as you'd expect from a truly brilliant ensemble. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p816/I_Carry_Your_Heart_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p817/I_Carry_Your_Heart_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/icarryyourheart/
Jan 20, 2019
15076 PARMA Recordings - Crosswind
4939
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13215047.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />CROSSWIND TOWER DUO ERIN HELGESON TORRES FLUTE MICHAEL RENE TORRES SAXOPHONE On CROSSWIND, flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, who have performed as Tower Duo since 2007, deliver a stunning set of performances which utilize flute and saxophone. Each performance evokes a sensory or psychological experience as wide-ranging as the various sensations encountered in a wet, humid environment, or the juxtaposition of consonance and dissonance. The album accentuates the duo’s emphasis on performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers, such as PARMA label-mates Chin Ting Chan and Scott Brickman, as well as one of Torres’ own compositions, the complex and introspective Four Short Episodes. Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p815/Crosswind_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.ravellorecords.com/epk/crosswind/index.html
Jan 19, 2019
15075 PARMA Recordings - When the Soul Speaks
3109
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13214128.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS CHORAL MUSIC BY JAN JIRÁSEK BONIFANTES BOYS CHOIR & CZECH SOLOIST CONSORT JAN MÍŠEK CONDUCTOR The Bonifantes Boys Choir showcases the best of the best of the Czech boy singers and composer Jan Jirásek over the past 20 years. WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS demonstrates the abilities of both the ensemble and its leaders through the performance of Latin Christian masses, Buddhist mantras and Quran excerpts, and traditional Czech hymns -- together presenting the idea that different religions and cultural customs can stand together side by side. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p812/When_the_Soul_Speaks_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p813/When_the_Soul_Speaks_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/whenthesoulspeaks/index.html
Jan 19, 2019
15074 PARMA Recordings - Great Southern Land
4552
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13211936.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />GREAT SOUTHERN LAND marks trumpeter Phillip Chase Hawkins’ recording debut. Hawkins’ decision to present the music of internationally renowned composer Brendan Collins in both duo and trio configurations clearly illustrates the exceptional synergy that exists between composer and artist. Each piece presents a unique scene, from Australian bushrangers escaping prison to the rich sounds of Vienna and its composers. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p810/Great_Southern_Land_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p811/Great_Southern_Land_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/greatsouthernland/
Jan 18, 2019
15073 PARMA Recordings - Pieces of Mind and Matter
3351
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13211540.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER features five string duos in chronological order of their creation, though even the precise instrumental set-up of the individual parts betrays long, careful thought. With the mathematical precision and analytical construction in PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER, it would be hard to dispute that mathematics and music do indeed go together – if one only understands both, as Paul Lombardi indubitably does. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p808/Pieces_of_Mind_and_Matter_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p809/Pieces_of_Mind_and_Matter_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.ravellorecords.com/epk/piecesofmindandmatter/
Jan 17, 2019
15072 PARMA Recordings - John Psathas Percussion Project
4939
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13210390.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The idea for THE JOHN PSATHAS PERCUSSION PROJECT: VOLUME ONE began in 2013 with John Psathas’ piano and gamelan piece Waiting: Still which Omar Carmenates arranged for percussion trio. While unknown at the time, this arrangement launched a five-year-long relationship that culminates in Carmenates’ debut for PARMA Recordings. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p806/John_Psathas_Percussion_Project%3A_Vol._1_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p807/John_Psathas_Percussion_Project%3A_Vol_1_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/percussionproject1/
Jan 17, 2019
15071 PARMA Recordings - Toker Messing Around
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13209529.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />TOKER MESSING AROUND ...WITH THE CLASSICS ;) HAKAN A. TOKER “Music is a game we play… It is to be respected, but not to be taken too seriously. It belongs to all of us. It is ours to create and recreate, to mess around with, as long as we give credit.” In his own words, Toker expresses the freedom that can be found within the written page of every musical score. A whole world can be discovered, rediscovered, and recreated in a single piece, and TOKER MESSING AROUND seeks to do just that. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p804/Toker_Messing_Around_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p805/Toker_Messing_Around_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/messingaround/
Jan 16, 2019
15069 PARMA Recordings - Glacier Music
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13205835.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Matthew Burtner presents the haunting beauty of GLACIER MUSIC, an electroacoustic collection featuring the Alaskan natural landscape as the central instrument. with the sounds of snow, trickling streams, and the cracks, pops, and thundering as glaciers break apart and fall. Burtner, who was born in Alaska and grew up among the glaciers, also sculpts scientific measurements of glacial melt into the music through a technique known as sonification. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p802/Glacier_Music_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p803/Glacier_Music_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.ravellorecords.com/epk/glaciermusic/
Jan 15, 2019
15068 PARMA Recordings - From the Valley of Baca
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13205557.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF DAVID CARPENTER Charles Abramovic piano Katelyn Bouska piano Rebecca Harris violin Cassia Harvey cello Myanna Harvey viola Lawrence Indik baritone Composer David Carpenter’s PARMA debut, FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA, features three works that illustrate the expansive scope of his compositional style. From the lyrical Trio, to the powerfully poetic title work for baritone and piano, to the romantically-inclined Sonata, FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA demonstrates the composer’s ability to express his artistic vision in a wide variety of musical genres. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p876/From_the_Valley_of_Baca_%28CD%29.html Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p801/From_the_Valley_of_Baca_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/fromthevalleyofbaca/
Jan 14, 2019
15067 PARMA Recordings - Young Prometheus
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13200555.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />YOUNG PROMETHEUS Mark Volker Inspired by poetry and prose, composer Mark Volker’s latest release YOUNG PROMETHEUS is about reactions. From the philosophical reaction to the “Three Quotations" to the physical reactions in “Echoes of Yesterday," Volker creates an atmosphere that both conveys the optimistic and ominous. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/youngprometheus/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p798/Young_Prometheus_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p799/Young_Prometheus_%28digital_download%29.html
Jan 11, 2019
15065 PARMA Recordings - Piano Works by Sara Feigin
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13197519.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PIANO WORKS BY SARA FEIGIN Performed by Benjamin Goodman This latest record from Navona Records is a treasure trove of piano music by the late composer and pianist Sara Feigin. Led by Carmela O’Flaherty, the composer’s daughter, the project consists nearly entirely of previously unperformed and unrecorded works for piano. Pianist Benjamin Goodman masterfully interprets her vibrant, virtuosic music. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p796/Piano_Works_by_Sara_Feigin_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p797/Piano_Works_by_Sara_Feigin_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/sara_feigin/index.html
Jan 10, 2019
15066 R Strauss - The Love of Danae, Op. 83
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13194110.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae) is an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to a February 1937 German libretto by Joseph Gregor, based on an outline written in 1920, "Danae, or The Marriage of Convenience", by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Strauss worked on the score in 1937, 1938 and into 1939, although he was preoccupied with completing Daphne, developing ideas with Gregor and finally replacing him as librettist for Capriccio, and then succumbed to illness, which caused postponement for several months into 1940. The opera was finally finished on 28 June 1940. Joana Filipe Martinez - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p795/R_Strauss%3A_The_Love_of_Danae%2C_Op._83_%28digital_download%29.html
Jan 08, 2019
15064 PARMA Recordings - Notes to Loved Ones
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13189056.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />NOTES TO LOVED ONES PETER DAYTON Up-and-coming composer Peter Dayton makes his Navona Records debut with the release of Notes to Loved Ones, an album of works for piano and strings. Dayton’s style of composition is heavily influenced by people with whom he is fascinated and their works of art. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p793/Notes_to_Loved_Ones_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p794/Notes_to_Loved_Ones_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/notestolovedones/index.html
Jan 05, 2019
15062 Karkanawi
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13189031.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Heralded as the first Saudi academic musicologist, ethnomusicologist, and classical music composer, Karkanawi is able to weave the tapestry of life into a musical composition in a way that speaks to the senses of the human soul. Originally from Saudi Arabia, Karkanawi’s musical evolution was established in an environment exclusive of any other modern classical composer. Karkanawi spent nearly seven years in Lebanon where he was able to gain a degree in Musicology before returning to Saudi Arabia and proceeding with further augmentation of his sonic craft. You can find Karkanawi’s Music releases on: Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/karkanawi Spotify https://open.spotify.com/search/albums/Karkanawi Deezer https://www.deezer.com/search/Karkanawi/album iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/karkanawi/1336368256 Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=karkanawi Email. azkarkanawi@gmail.com Website: karkanawi.website/musician
Jan 04, 2019
15063 PARMA Recordings - Something More
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13185764.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />SOMETHING MORE Timothy Lee Miller Timothy Lee Miller presents SOMETHING MORE, eight original jazz compositions that explore the unique relationships that the composer has with his family. Expanding upon something as simple as a photograph or a memory, Miller's noir-influenced jazz expands his reflections beyond words, and instead creates story through moods. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p791/Something_More_%28CD%29.html Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p792/Something_More_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.ansonicarecords.com/epk/somethingmore/index.html
Jan 03, 2019
15061 PARMA Recordings - Spoon Hanging from My Nose
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13183224.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Dr. J.A. Kawarsky has been bringing his work to the PARMA Recordings playing field for years; however, this month marks a momentous occasion for both PARMA and this prolific composer, who up to this point has had his work performed on compilation albums with other composers. Years have led to this moment: Navona Records proudly presents SPOON HANGING FROM MY NOSE, the first full album of music by Kawarsky which tells stories, reimagines pieces of old, and offers compelling challenges. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p789/Spoon_Hanging_from_My_Nose_%28CD%29.html Download digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p790/%28Spoon_Hanging_from_My_Nose_%28Digital_Download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/spoonnose/
Jan 01, 2019
15060 PARMA Recordings - Works for Dance
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13183082.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />WORKS FOR DANCE TED COFFEY Using the sounds of handmade paper, electronics, and surf guitar among others, Ted Coffey composes a sometimes fragile, sometimes brutal order that swings from texturalism to song. Written for dance, both fixed media and live computer-mediated performance, Coffey’s music feels spontaneous without sacrificing finely calculated craft. Download digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p785/Works_for_Dance_%28digital_download%29.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p784/Works_for_Dance_%28CD%29.html For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/worksfordance/
Dec 31, 2018
15059 PARMA Recordings - Many New Trails to Blaze
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13182054.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MANY NEW TRAILS TO BLAZE The UAB Chamber Trio James Zingara trumpet Denise Gainey clarinet Chris Steele piano MANY NEW TRAILS TO BLAZE showcases three musicians in an intellectually driven, globally inspired set of compositions. Each work, from the genre-crossing Sonata for Three to the tonal balancing act in Flying Over Water, presses boundaries, and the three instruments work together to draw every ounce of potentiality from the notes. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p781/Many_New_Trails_to_Blaze_%28CD%29.html Download Digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p782/Many_New_Trails_to_Blaze_%28digital_download%29.html For more information: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/manynewtrails/
Dec 31, 2018
15058 PARMA Recordings - Concertante Modern Works for Guitar
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13181267.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />CONCERTANTE MODERN WORKS FOR GUITAR Campbell Ross Ariel Dirié Gerardo Dirié While New Zealand guitarist and composer Campbell Ross cites influences as varied as Claude Bolling, Manuel Ponce and Benjamin Britten when discussing the works featured on CONCERTANTE, it is clear that his own distinctive style is manifested throughout the album. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p779/Concertante_-_Modern_Works_for_Guitar_%28CD%29.html Download Digital Copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p780/Concertante_-_Modern_Works_for_Guitar_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://ravellorecords.com/epk/concertante/
Dec 30, 2018
15057 PARMA Recordings - Universo
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13180314.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MÚSICA UNIVERSAL - Vocal Universal With Ansonica Records’ release of MÚSICA UNIVERSAL, traditional Cuban tunes and wider genres of pop and soul stand side by side. Vocal Universo’s performances intend to appeal to all varieties of musical tastes, with the understanding that humanity has a deeper understanding of music that breaks through language and genre barriers. Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p777/Universo_%28CD%29.html Download Digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p778/Universo_%28digital_download%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.ansonicarecords.com/epk/musicauniversal/
Dec 30, 2018
15056 PARMA Recordings - Espontaneo - The Abdala Sessions
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13180227.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />ESPONTÁNEO: The Abdala Sessions - Ortega, Silveira & Elizarde ESPONTÁNEO demonstrates a different side of the music production world -- one where the craft of performance itself and the shared musical moment is not lost in the effort for a perfect take. The groove, spice, and free-flowing energy of this album offers a view into the everyday life of the Cuban music-lover. Download digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p776/Espontaneo_%28digital_download%29.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p775/Espontaneo_%28CD%29.html For more information, please visit: http://www.ansonicarecords.com/epk/espontaneo/
Dec 30, 2018
15055 PARMA Recordings - Centuria S-Quark
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13177500.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />CENTURIA S-QUARK - Stas Namin For composer and legendary Russian art and music figure Stas Namin, the current state of the world points towards a trajectory of violence and dissonance, as humanity curiously turns from a collective to an individual mind. This dissonance, drama, and the cosmic cycle of breaking down and rebuilding is translated through the power of the LSO, in an epic performance born from a philosophical pondering of the state of humanity. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p774/Stas_Namin%3A_Centuria_S-Quark_Symphony_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 27, 2018
15054 Vittoria Ricci Performs Mozart
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13174045.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Vittoria Ricci, principle horn of the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, performs Mozart. 1 - Horn Concerto in D Major, K. 412 2 - Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 417 3 - Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 447 4 - Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 495 Kathryn Cavanaugh, conductor/director CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p773/Vittoria_Ricci_Performs_Mozart_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 25, 2018
15053 Bach: Christmas Oratorio (complete)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12486911.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our most popular Christmas broadcast in our 15-year history, back by popular demand. The Complete Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach Conducted by Joana Filipa Martinez Performed by the CMD German Opera Orchestra of Berlin and the Berlin Community Choirs. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p78/Bach%3A_Christmas_Oratorio.html
Nov 28, 2017
15052 Introducing Rhonda Skaggs
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13172366.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rhonda Skaggs, principle oboe Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans 1 - R Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D Major 2 - Vaughan-Williams: Concerto for Oboe and Strings 3 - JS Bach: Sonata for Oboe and Continuo 4 - Britten: 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid 5 - Stravinsky: Pastorale 6 - Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p772/Introducing_Rhonda_Skaggs_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 23, 2018
15051 Introducing Tina Vivaldi
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13169959.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tina Vivaldi is a wonderful example of our "Women in Classical Music Program." Tina was working as a checkout clerk in Naples when we were alerted to a girl that was a fabulous flutist, but due to her lack of formal music education, could not find a job doing what she loved best. After an audition, we were amazed as to how brilliantly she played the flute and yet she never had any formal music training in her life. She was a 100% self-taught flutist. We put her through an intense orchestral and music training program at our CMD Orchestral Training facility and now you can hear the results. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p771/Introducing_Tina_Vivaldi_%28digital_download%29.html Please support our "Women in Classical Music" program by donating at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/donate.html
Dec 22, 2018
15050 The Lyrical Sounds of Amy Shaw
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13168062.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Amy Shaw is our first musician, of ours, that we have ever featured. We discovered Amy while she was practicing in her apartment. Her 2nd story window was open and we could hear her from the street. Several people had gathered to listen to her and we asked if they came here often to listen to her. "Oh yes, we wouldn't miss it. Who ever it is, plays so beautifully." So we went up to her apartment and introduced ourselves. Amy has been playing trumpet since she was 8 years old and was working as a 2nd grade teacher at the local elementary school in Galveston Texas. We hired her and promptly flew her off to Berlin to join up with Sylvia Wagner and the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin. We think after hearing her play, you will quickly understand why so many people gathered, under her window, to listen to her play. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p770/The_Lyrical_Sounds_of_Amy_Shaw.html
Dec 20, 2018
15049 Our Favorite New Year Selections
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13166156.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Over 100 of our favorite music selections for the New Year. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p769/Our_Favorite_New_Year_Works_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 19, 2018
15048 Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante, K. 366
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13164420.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante, K. 366 is an Italian language opera seria by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was adapted by Giambattista Varesco from a French text by Antoine Danchet, which had been set to music by André Campra as Idoménée in 1712. Mozart and Varesco were commissioned in 1780 by Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria for a court carnival. He probably chose the subject, though it might have been Mozart. The work premiered on 29 January 1781 at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany. Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p768/Mozart%3A_Idomeneo_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 18, 2018
15047 R Strauss: Daphne
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13162433.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Considered by many to be the greatest of ALL Strauss operas that you've never heard of. Although Strauss described Daphne as a "bucolic tragedy," based on Greek myth, it is not an opera about loss, as is Orpheus, or about retribution, as in Elektra, but rather something else altogether. Daphne, a child of nature, embodies both chaste purity and bewitching glamour, rejects two suitors, and, through metamorphosis, turns into a tree, becoming for all time a part of the natural world she ardently loves. In Strauss's drama, the greater weight is placed on the bucolic, the pastoral, and on humanity's relationship to the natural world. Given the turbulence of 1930s Germany, when the piece was composed, Strauss's artistic response also suggests a meditation on humanity—the good and the bad—and an homage to the ideals of Hellenism that had informed German musical culture from the time of Goethe to Strauss's present day (ideals that were increasingly under the shadow of the rising nihilism that seemed intent on destroying that very culture). Notwithstanding the opera's special, evocative, dreamlike quality, there remains plenty of dramatic action—a cattle stampede, the trajectory of Apollo's chariot, Dionysian revels—that delivers full-on bravura. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain. Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p767/R_Strauss%3A_Daphne_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 17, 2018
15046 Tchaikovsky
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13160685.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Over 100 of our favorite works by Tchaikovsky. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p766/Tchaikovsky.html
Dec 17, 2018
15045 JS Bach Favorites
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13159208.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Over 100 tracks of our favorite works by JS Bach. Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p765/JS_Bach_Favorites.html
Dec 16, 2018
15043 Beethoven!
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13153744.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Over 7 hours from our newest compilation of over 10 hours of music by Beethoven. Over 100 tracks! Available for download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p763/Beethoven%21.html
Dec 13, 2018
15044 Handel: Messiah
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12502598.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our annual Christmas broadcast of Handel's "Messiah." Hosted by Redd Horrocks Sir Neville Marriner, conductor Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p764/Handel%3A_Messiah.html
Dec 09, 2017
15042 Can You HANDEL This?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13142708.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Over 100 of our favorite works by Handel. Includes a complete performance of "Messiah", "Water Music", "Royal Fireworks" and much more! Over 6 hours of Handel! Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p762/Can_You_HANDEL_This%3F.html
Dec 08, 2018
14060 Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Op. 69
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12528848.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Iolanta, Op. 69, is a lyric opera in one act by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. It was the last opera he composed. The libretto was written by the composer's brother Modest Tchaikovsky, and is based on the Danish play Kong Renés Datter (King René's Daughter) by Henrik Hertz, a romanticised account of the life of Yolande de Bar. In the original Danish play, the spelling of the princess's name was "Iolanthe", later adopted for the otherwise unrelated Gilbert and Sullivanoperetta of that name.[1] The play was translated by Fyodor Miller and adapted by Vladimir Zotov. The opera received its premiere on 18 December 1892 in Saint Petersburg. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p512/Tchaikovsky%3A_Iolanta.html
Dec 06, 2018
15039 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12523908.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tchaikovsky's most popular and final ballet. Performed by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris and conducted by Dominique Beaulieu. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p511/Tchaikovsky%3A_The_Nutcracker_%28complete%29.html
Dec 05, 2018
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13136727.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (his opus 66). The score was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault's La Belle au bois dormant. The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. The work has become one of the classical repertoire's most famous ballets. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p761/Tchaikovsky%3A_The_Sleeping_Beauty%2C_Op._66.html
Dec 03, 2018
15036 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13129343.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Swan Lake, Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p758/Tchaikovsky%3A_Swan_Lake_-_complete_%28digital_download%29.html
Dec 01, 2018
15037 PARMA Recordings - Phoenix Ensemble Clarinet Quintets
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13129275.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Phoenix Ensemble’s latest album JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS is, of course, masterful. The Phoenix Ensemble now looks back on almost three decades of being a fixture in the national chamber music scene, focusing on performances and recordings of 20th- and 21st-century music. Indeed, it may be this particular specialization in complex musical structures that allows the musicians to explore Brahms' late quintet with the previously unheard thoroughness and careful reconnaissance displayed on this album. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/clarinetquintets/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p759/Phoenix_Ensemble_Clarinet_Quintets_%28CD%29.html Download Digital Copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p760/Phoenix_Ensemble_Clarinet_Quintets_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 30, 2018
15035 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 2 and 3
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13126873.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 29 "Polish" Sylvia Wagner CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Download Digital Copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p757/Tchaikovsky%3A_Symphonies_2_and_3_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 29, 2018
15034 PARMA Recordings - Songs Without Words
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13124657.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As "early" musicians, the members of Les Délices have committed their professional lives to gaining an understanding of old music and instruments that inspire and excite them. However, while reading about or exploring scores from the 17th or 18th centuries may provide insight, it’s inevitable that those can offer only incomplete information. The three musicians who comprise Les Délices believe the space between what is known and what is unknown provides great opportunities for expansion and discovery. They’ve taken just such a creative leap on their newest album, SONGS WITHOUT WORDS. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/songswithoutwords/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p755/Songs_without_Words_%28CD%29.html Download Digital Copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p756/Songs_without_Words_%28Digital_Download%29.html
Nov 28, 2018
15033 100 Most Requested Baroque Masterpieces
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13122369.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />During our 15 years of broadcasting, we have built up quite a list of requests from our Happy Listeners. Here are 100 of our most requested Baroque Period Masterpieces. Download your digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p752/100_Baroque_Masterpieces_%28Digital_Download%29.html
Nov 27, 2018
15032 PARMA Recordings - Gentle Winds
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13118239.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />When composing the music for GENTLE WINDS, Skip Livingston had one overarching goal in mind: write music that people will enjoy playing and listening to. In GENTLE WINDS you’ll hear the rich effects that come with doing what one truly finds joy in. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/gentlewinds/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p753/Gentle_Winds_-_Chamber_Music_of_Samuel_A._Livingston_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p753/Gentle_Winds_-_Chamber_Music_of_Samuel_A._Livingston_%28CD%29.html
Nov 24, 2018
15028 Classical Christmas
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13116522.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />6 hours of the most requested Classical Christmas Music by our listeners over the past 14 seasons. Download all 100 tracks at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p745/100_Most_Requested_Works_for_Christmas.html
Nov 23, 2018
15031 PARMA Recordings - Whispers of Heavenly Death
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13114229.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Contemporary song cycles generally lead a marginal existence in the shadow of Schubert's perennial, towering example. Connecticut-native composer Scott Perkins nevertheless audaciously marches to the beat of his own drum on WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH, setting to music an awe-inducingly broad variety of poems across all ages and cultures. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/whispersofdeath/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p750/Whispers_of_Heavenly_Death_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p751/Whispers_of_Heavenly_Death_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 24, 2018
15030 PARMA Recordings - Butterfly Effects
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13112465.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Elizabeth Vercoe’s newest album BUTTERFLY EFFECTS AND OTHER WORKS begins with a quotation. The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi asked "Am I a human who dreamt of being a butterfly or am I now a butterfly who dreams of being a human?" This sense of oneness and the paradoxical strength of the fragile butterfly permeates through the composer’s album, establishing themes translated through woodwind instruments, vocals, and piano. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/butterflyeffects/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p748/Butterfly_Effects_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p749/Butterfly_Effects_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 21, 2018
14046 Thanksgiving Dinner Music
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12483914.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Classical Thanksgiving Dinner Music 2 hours and 24 minutes of light classical music to be used as background music for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Nov 21, 2017
15029 PARMA Recordings - Boundless
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13110960.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Choi has been a champion of contemporary composers throughout her career, and her debut album demonstrates this championship while also celebrating the many cultures and customs that make up American music. BOUNDLESS proves that there are no boundaries -- cultural, energetic, or dynamic. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/boundless/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p746/Boundless_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p747/Boundless_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 21, 2018
15027 PARMA Recordings - When You Are Reminded by the Instruments
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13108958.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />WHEN YOU ARE REMINDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS THE MUSIC OF HAYES BIGGS In short, WHEN YOU ARE REMINDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS manages to shed light on Biggs’s incredibly versatile musical output – light which, indeed, is well deserved. For more information, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/remindedbyinstruments/index.html Order CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p743/When_You_Are_Reminded_by_the_Instruments_%28CD%29.html Download digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p744/When_You_Reminded_by_the_Instruments_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 19, 2018
15026 Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13105534.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Anton Bruckner's final symphony with "Te Deum", Bruckner's proposed 4th movement to the symphony Kathryn Cavanaugh conducts the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra for movements 1, 2 and 3 Dominique Beaulieu conducts the CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus in Orleans for "Te Deum" Download digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p742/Bruckner%3A_Symphony_No._9_in_D_minor_-_Te_Deum_in_C_Major.html
Nov 17, 2018
15025 Prokofiev 2 and Shostakovich 6
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13104498.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Sergei Prokofiev wrote his Symphony No. 2 in D minor (Op. 40) in Paris in 1924-5, during what he called "nine months of frenzied toil". He characterized this symphony as a work of "iron and steel". The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich was written in 1939, and first performed in Leningrad on 21 November 1939 by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky. Conducted by Sylvia Wagner CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p741/Prokofiev_2_and_Shostakovich_6_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 16, 2018
15024 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 61
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this broadcast we preview the April 8, 2019 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. OPERA HOUSE CONCERT - PROGRAM I April 8, 2019 • 8:00pm Bohuslav Martinů, Serenade No.2 for Two Violins and Viola, H.216 ~ Marta Kowalczyk, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.70 No.2 ~ Ruth Lenz, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han Antonín Dvořák, String Sextet, Op.48 ~ Federico Agostini, Marta Kowalczyk, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Christine J. Lee, Dmitri Atapine For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/festival/concerts-events Purchase digital download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p740/La_Musica_Chamber_Music_Hour_61_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 15, 2018
15023 PARMA Recordings - In Your Head
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13099286.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />IN YOUR HEAD NEW MUSIC FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS Dana Muller Gary Steigerwalt Acclaimed piano four-hand duo Dana Muller and Gary Steigerwalt come together once more for IN YOUR HEAD, a collection featuring the work of six composers that highlights both fresh compositional talents and earlier successful works. Each piece demonstrates the unique synergy between the two performers. With twice the hands, twice the talent, and twice the interpretation, the piano is pushed to dynamic and sonoric extremes. Compositions on IN YOUR HEAD span over five decades, but each is brought to new life by the skilled hands of Muller and Steigerwalt. The duo, who have performed extensively across the Western Hemisphere, found inspiration for this compilation in the success of Lewis Spratlan's Dreamworlds, a piece which they had commissioned in 2015. Using the piano as a canvas, the two paint a psychological landscape exploring the mind within different people, scenarios, and even locations. Sometimes dissonant and flustered, as in Mind Games II. Panic, and other times eerie as in The Silent Hearth which captures the memories echoing like firing synapses inside a dilapidated concert hall, each piece resonates with the complexity of mental activity. Throughout IN YOUR HEAD, Steigerwalt and Muller compel listeners to zero in on the thoughts of the panicked soul, the trapped bureaucrat, the obsessed dictator, and the mind control of the lucid dreamer. As you follow along, perhaps you’ll ask yourself - whose psyche most resonates with me? For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/inyourhead/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p738/In_Your_Head_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p739/In_Your_Head_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 13, 2018
15022 R Strauss - Friedenstag Premiere Recording
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13093143.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Friedenstag (Peace Day) is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss, his Opus 81 and TrV 271, to a German libretto by Joseph Gregor. The opera was premiered at Munich on 24 July 1938 and dedicated to Viorica Ursuleac and her husband Clemens Krauss, the lead and conductor respectively. Strauss had intended Friedenstag as part of a double-bill, to be conducted by Karl Böhm in Dresden, that would include as the second part his next collaboration with Gregor, Daphne. The opera thematically expresses anti-war sentiments, which William Mann has described as "a determined counter to the militaristic policies of Nazi Germany". These caused the work to be shelved after the outbreak of World War II. Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p737/R_Strauss%3A_Friedenstag%2C_Op._81_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 10, 2018
15021 PARMA Recordings - Spectra 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13093089.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />SPECTRA VOLUME 2 A Concert of Music by Members of Connecticut Composers, Inc. Elizabeth R. Austin John Alan Rose Juliana Hall Ryan Jesperson Frank Vasi Nancy Tucker SPECTRA 2 unveils the works of six composers, each of whom tells a unique, memorable story. First up is Elizabeth R. Austin's B-A-C-HOMAGE, an intricately constructed tribute to the German Baroque composer. Based on Bach's name and his "Air on G" respectively, the first and second movement reflect upon the clarity of his work through the lens of Austin's decidedly modern tonal language. John Alan Rose's Sleepy Hollow Suite for piano mesmerizes with a timeless appeal that bridges centuries: aesthetically gratifying and inventive all at once, Washington Irving could fittingly have imagined this as a soundtrack for his eponymous story. Rose empathetically retells this masterpiece of American literature with natural skill in a three-movement suite of tremendous re-listening potential. Bells and Grass, composed by Juliana Hall, brings five poems by Walter de la Mare to life with only a soprano and an oboe. A courageously tender expansion of lied composition, the oboe does not just restrict itself to playing an accompaniment, but instead enters into a dialogue with the soprano like an intuitive, benevolent Socratic spirit. A related theme could be discerned in Ryan Jesperson's Icarus, a riveting duo for alto saxophone and piano. Like the eponymous mythological character, it starts out soaring, but undergoes a considerable transformation, culminating in a spectacular fashion. There is nothing random about Frank Vasi's saxophone quartet Random Thoughts: the four-movement work is so refreshingly tonal, as well as rhythmically and harmonically engaging, that it wouldn't be out of place in an upscale jazz venue. A stunning example of inspirations and musical craftsmanship, Vasi effortlessly toys with compositional difficulties throughout, such as the conflict between two contrasting time signatures in The Argument. The quirky Picasso's Rag sounds exactly how one would imagine it according to the title – only better. Nancy Tucker brings the album to a close with two of her playful, upbeat compositions. Escape of the Slinkys imagines the life of named perennial childhood toy with bewildering depth of imagination. Grasshopper's Holiday, an unapologetically catchy guitar piece, evokes images of road trips and carefree summers with such cheerful drive that one might find it difficult to stop listening to it on repeat. With its variegated selection, SPECTRA 2 packs a veritable punch in just about one hour of music – music composed in Connecticut, but with an artistic appeal that easily transcends the borders of the Constitution State. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/spectra2/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p735/Spectra_Volume_2_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p736/Spectra_Volume_2_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 09, 2018
15020 Sibelius 6 and Brahms 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13091311.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104, was a work of long gestation completed by Jean Sibelius in 1923. Although the score does not contain a key attribution, the symphony is usually described as being in D minor; much of it is in fact in the (modern) Dorian mode. A typical performance lasts about 25 minutes. The composer called the work "cold spring water" in opposition to many contemporary "cocktails"—a reference to the modernist gestures in post-war music. The symphony was premiered by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer, on 19 February 1923 and had other performances under his direction in the following months. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, was composed by Johannes Brahms in the summer of 1877, during a visit to Pörtschach am Wörthersee, a town in the Austrian province of Carinthia. Its composition was brief in comparison with the 21 years it took Brahms to complete his First Symphony. The cheery and almost pastoral mood of the symphony often invites comparisons with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, but, perhaps mischievously, Brahms wrote to his publisher on November 22, 1877, that the symphony "is so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning." The premiere was given in Vienna on 30 December 1877 by the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Hans Richter; Walter Frisch notes that it had originally been scheduled for 9 December, but "in one of those little ironies of music history, it had to be postponed [because] the players were so preoccupied with learning Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner." Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Performed by the CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p734/Sibelius_6_and_Brahms_2_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 08, 2018
15019 PARMA Recordings - Ethereal Side of Paradise
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13088306.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE JOHN A. CAROLLO John A. Carollo’s fourth Navona Records release, and follow up to 2017’s THE TRANSFIGURATION of GIOVANNI BAUDINO, is a wondrous musical journey through the world of desire. With MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE, Carollo makes an impassioned plea for the power of romance. From the opening tensions and mystery of “Awakenings for String Orchestra” through the surprising, amorous joy of “Romanzo!” “Splendido Affare,” and “La Tortura dell’ Amore,” Carollo’s compositions communicate what mere words cannot:the inner rapture, utter fulfillment, and yes, the torture, of being in love. Shifting slightly, and perhaps more into the ethereal, “Metamorphosis No. 3 for Solo Violin” introduces a newer, more contemplative element. With short notes and runs, the violin first cries out with unanswered questions followed by furrowed introspection. Two Guitar Etudes follow, demonstrating both intimacy and technique, while maintaining an inquisitive tone throughout. As the album continues, we arrive at a vocal suite with “Little Gems” to be discovered throughout. T.S. Eliot wrote “…the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.”MUSIC FROM THE ETHEREAL SIDE OF PARADISE does just that. Concluding as we began with a sumptuous string orchestra, we arrive where we started – enlightened and wise from our journey. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/etherealside/index.html Purchase CD: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p732/Music_from_the_Ethereal_Side_of_Paradise_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p733/Music_from_the_Ethereal_Side_of_Paradise_%28Digital_Download%29.html
Nov 06, 2018
15018 PARMA Recordings - Interfaces
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13083325.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />INTERFACES JAZZ MEETS ELECTRONICS Jeff Morris INTERFACES explores the different ways a computer can fit in a modern jazz ensemble and still be true to itself. Technology performer Jeff Morris is joined by free jazz icon Karl Berger on vibes and piano as well as innovative New York percussionist Joe Hertenstein. Morris takes sounds from his partners live in the moment and transforms them into his own musical voice with the DNA of acoustic sounds and the fingerprints of digital processing. This live sampling improvisation results in expressively shifting quasi-loops and glitchy melodic gestures, drawn from music that just happened and influencing what the performers will do next. Call it a twenty-first century version of imitative counterpoint, as in J. S. Bach’s classic fugues. Taking inspiration from, among others, free jazz legend Ornette Coleman and Brian Eno’s early rebellious sound, Morris builds different digital instruments and interactive environments to produce unique encounters with the jazz world. He uses every stutter, glitch, and clash as a chance to discover new kinds of beauty. The native voice of the technology sings freely instead of pretending to be other instruments or remixing classic recordings. At times, INTERFACES can feel like an aural puzzle that challenges the mind as much as the ear. But if you’re up for a sonic adventure, you will find musical moments that are nothing short of revolutionary. For more information, please visit: http://www.ravellorecords.com/epk/interfaces/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p730/Jeff_Morris_-_Interfaces_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p731/Jeff_Morris_-_Interfaces_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 04, 2018
Rigoletto Detailed Analysis
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13082475.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Verdi's Rigoletto Explained Written by Thomson Smillie Narrated by David Timson
Nov 03, 2018
15017 Verdi - Rigoletto
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_9063231.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851. It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father. Conducted by Rosalinda Betrucci Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries Download Digital Copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p503/Verdi%3A_Rigoletto_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 03, 2018
Mozart - Don Giovanni Detailed Analysis
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13081931.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A detailed analysis of Mozart and "Don Giovanni." Written by Thomson Smillie and narrated by David Timson
Nov 02, 2018
15016 Mozart - Don Giovanni
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13081678.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the National Theater (of Bohemia), now called the Estates Theatre, on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed as a dramma giocoso, a common designation of its time that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements. Conducted and Produced by Kathryn Cavanaugh CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Download Digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p729/Mozart%3A_Don_Giovanni_%28digital_download%29.html
Nov 02, 2018
15015 Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13070562.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. The opera's libretto is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro, which was first performed in 1784. It tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity. The opera is a cornerstone of the repertoire and appears consistently among the top ten in the Operabase list of most frequently performed operas. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Download digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p728/Mozart%3A_The_Marriage_of_Figaro_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 27, 2018
15014 Rossini: The Barber of Seville or The Useless Precaution
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13068644.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). The première of Rossini's opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L'inutile precauzione) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, with designs by Angelo Toselli. Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". After two hundred years, it remains a popular work. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase your digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p727/Rossini%3A_The_Barber_of_Seville_or_The_Useless_Precaution_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 26, 2018
15013 Classical Halloween
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13067344.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In our annual Halloween broadcast we present to you 40 classical favorites for Halloween. Album produced by Kathryn Cavanaugh Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p726/Classical_Halloween_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 25, 2018
15008 Puccini: Tosca
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13066754.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias. Puccini saw Sardou's play when it was touring Italy in 1889 and, after some vacillation, obtained the rights to turn the work into an opera in 1895. Turning the wordy French play into a succinct Italian opera took four years, during which the composer repeatedly argued with his librettists and publisher. Tosca premiered at a time of unrest in Rome, and its first performance was delayed for a day for fear of disturbances. Despite indifferent reviews from the critics, the opera was an immediate success with the public. Musically, Tosca is structured as a through-composed work, with arias, recitative, choruses and other elements musically woven into a seamless whole. Puccini used Wagnerian leitmotifs to identify characters, objects and ideas. While critics have often dismissed the opera as a facile melodrama with confusions of plot—musicologist Joseph Kerman called it a "shabby little shocker"—the power of its score and the inventiveness of its orchestration have been widely acknowledged. The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas. Many recordings of the work have been issued, both of studio and live performances. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase Digital Download: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p725/Puccini%3A_Tosca_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 24, 2018
15012 PARMA Recordings - Mezzanine Seat
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13064011.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />MEZZANINE SEAT WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA Michael G. Cunningham Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Petr Vronský conductor Croatian Chamber Orchestra Miran Vaupotić conductor Bruno Philipp clarinet In MEZZANINE SEAT, Cunningham exhibits a mastery over all aspects of the orchestra, filling out every bit of space with breathtaking melody and harmony. The arrangements emote a sophistication that echoes J.S. Bach, one of Cunningham’s greatest inspirations. In the three-part composition Bach Diadem, Cunningham pays tribute to the famed composer and incorporates 18th-century orchestral influence in his compositions. Backed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Cunningham uses his compositions to create stories that intertwine darkness and beauty. The instruments interact at the forefront of the pieces as though they are characters in an opera, singing with backdrop of the chamber orchestra. A classic example occurs in the second work, Clarinet Concerto. The composer highlights the clarinet as the protagonist in a fantastic narrative carried by the orchestra. Throughout the three movements, the clarinet creates a conversation which moves the production forward. The somber melodies form a dramatic dialogue with the rest of the orchestra, presenting a chain of events that captures the listener’s attention immediately. The captivating compositions in MEZZANINE SEAT will ensure to listeners that anywhere they listen to the album, they will feel as though they are sitting in the best seats in the concert hall. For more information about this CD, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/mezzanineseat/ Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p723/Mezzanine_Seat_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p724/Mezzanine_Seat_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 23, 2018
15011 PARMA Recordings - Piano Works of Kenneth A Kuhn
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13051999.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHN Kenneth Kuhn Chiharu Naruse, piano Composer and pianist Kenneth Kuhn, after finding the music he wanted to hear did not exist, strove to bring his own musical visions to life. The result, PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHN, is a cathartic journey through the memories and imagination of the composer. Romantic in quality, thematic, memorable, and deeply moving, Kuhn’s latest work leaves listeners feeling enriched and enchanted. Kuhn’s compositions arose from three main sources: dreams, memories, and spontaneity. In Prelude No. 3 in G-minor, the composer describes the free-flowing second section as having formed on its own, stating “As if controlled by some external something I literally watched my hands play this without any thought in the process.” An Alpine Song formed from a dream of a young Bavarian woman singing and playing guitar in the Alps and what the composer could recall of her exotic melodies upon waking. In Ode to Memories, the composer reminisces on his own past and its ups and downs, from joyous school years to the sudden death of a dear friend. Sublime in nature and simultaneously tender and haunting, each memorable composition tells its own story. PIANO WORKS OF KENNETH KUHN bares the heart, mind, and soul of the composer in a beautiful, sentimental fashion. With its emotional height and depth, nature-inspired melodies, and connection to the sublime, Kuhn’s collection both moves and inspires listeners. For more information, please visit: http://www.bigroundrecords.com/epk/kuhnpianoworks/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p721/Piano_Works_of_Kenneth_A_Kuhn_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p722/Piano_Works_by_Kenneth_A_Kuhn_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 16, 2018
15010 PARMA Recordings - Legends and Light
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13046854.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PARMA Recordings presents LEGENDS & LIGHT, a compilation album featuring works by composers Hans Bakker, Jan Järvlepp, Clive Muncaster, and Shirley Mier. Each has a different, unique story to tell, and the narratives are brought to life by the orchestra and string ensemble. Hans Bakker showcases his Canzona III: Hidden in Her Light in ternary form. Described by the composer as a “hymn to the sun,” this tone poem is reminiscent of the symphonic storytellings of such greats as Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov — with a heritage of folk melodies and rhythms to boot. The extraordinary balance between strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion is expressed so fluidly, yet individually, the listener is immediately enveloped into the epic saga Bakker is telling. Jan Järvlepp expresses his unique composition style in Suite for Strings. In this celebration of lively rhythms, short melodic phrases are repeated and altered in such a way that the work becomes a meditation in several movements. The vibrant first movement focuses on echoing melodic fragments and dynamic contrast. The second movement is an exploration of the differences in chromatic tension when a singular phrase is echoed at varying octaves. Following is the darker third movement; heaviness ensues in this dies irae of sorts. Closing is a dance movement in which the string ensemble becomes the foreground of a down-home celebration in middle-America. The violins become fiddles and there is foot stomping to fit the mood. In this incredible pedagogical work, Järvlepp brings the listener through a gamut of emotions. Clive Muncaster’s Redcliffe Gardens Suite for Strings follows suit perfectly with a romantic “Petronella,” enormously expressive in every way. “Pastorella” takes it down a notch, toeing the line between major and minor, somewhat demonstrating the complexity of romantic love. But, obviously, love wins. “Stella” is the heroic ballad to profess it. “Fuga Romantica” layers the sweetness together using one of composition’s most complex forms. It is loaded with tone painting — butterflies in the stomach are aflutter in the entire ensemble, but finally come to rest. “Girandole” opens with a romantic, Americana section followed by a section with exquisite suspensions. The return of the first section and themes ties it all together. Shirley Mier’s Of Lakes and Legends, a programmatic work written for the Century Chamber Orchestra, closes the album. Each movement is set at White Bear Lake in Minnesota, the city where the Century College and the ensemble are located. It opens with “Legend of the White Bear (Manitou Island),” a love story between a Sioux maiden and a Chippewa brave whose tribes are at odds with each other. The affection, tension, and strife within the story is brought to life through the power of the orchestra, culminating in the brave defending his lover from a white bear - a battle in which both the warrior and the bear are mortally wounded. In their deaths, both are transformed into the subjects of legends. “Ride on the Rails (Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Depot)” is the symphonic representation of a new train engine’s journey from St. Paul to White Bear Lake in September of 1868. The storyline of the train’s inaugural trip tells of the excitement of the passengers as they pass through the beauteous natural landscape and arrive at a gala celebration at the Depot. “Parlor Recital (Fillebrown House)” is set to “capture the sounds and moods of [the] intimate concerts” a town piano teacher held in her home. This celebration of music is tinged with nostalgia, as it both recalls these concerts and reflects on the fact that they now exist only in time past. The piece concludes with “Regatta (White Bear Yacht Club),” an energetic homage to the influential boatmakers of White Bear Lake and the thrilling races that still occur on the Lake today. This, hands down, is contemporary composition at its best. This album has been perfectly curated to offer continuity in the listening experience. PARMA patrons, old and new, will find enormous satisfaction in this collection. For more information about this release, please visit: http://www.navonarecords.com/epk/legendsandlight/index.html Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p719/Legends_and_Light_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p720/Legends_and_Light_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 13, 2018
15009 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 60
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Featuring music by Mozart, Bridges and Brahms. For more information about La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit: http://www.lamusicafestival.org
Oct 11, 2018
15007 Bizet - Carmen
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13041842.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The libretto was written by Henri Meilhacand Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée. The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875, where its breaking of conventions shocked and scandalized its first audiences. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p718/Bizet%3A_Carmen_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 10, 2018
15006 Mozart: The Magic Flute (in English)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13037793.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Magic Flute, K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work was premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer's premature death. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Vienna Purchase digital download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p717/Mozart%3A_The_Magic_Flute_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 08, 2018
15004 Puccini - Madama Butterfly
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13035952.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It is based on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which in turn was based on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti. Long's version was dramatized by David Belasco as the one-act play Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan, which, after premiering in New York in 1900, moved to London, where Puccini saw it in the summer of that year. The original version of the opera, in two acts, had its premiere on 17 February 1904 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. It was poorly received, despite such notable singers as soprano Rosina Storchio, tenor Giovanni Zenatello and baritone Giuseppe De Luca in lead roles; this was due in part to a late completion by Puccini, and thus inadequate time for rehearsals. Puccini revised the opera, splitting Act II into two (with the Humming Chorus as a bridge to what became Act III) and making other changes. Success ensued, starting with the first performance on 28 May 1904 in Brescia. Madama Butterfly is a staple of the operatic repertoire around the world, ranked 6th by Operabase; Puccini's La bohème and Tosca rank 3rd and 5th. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase digital download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p716/Puccini%3A_Madama_Butterfly.html
Oct 07, 2018
15005 PARMA Recordings - My Symphonic Poems
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13033832.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In MY SYMPHONIC POEMS, the two-disc album that is Mark John McEncroe’s fourth recording overall for Navona Records, the Australian composer explores worlds both internal and external. On each of the album’s ten tracks, McEncroe has crafted a musical painting, a work of art that describes, as it were, his reflections on the subject alluded to in its title. The concepts for these very personal compositions, which were brought to life by the noted Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Anthony Armore, fall into two basic categories. The five selections on the first disc talk of the wonders of the natural world, of bio-diversity, and of the power of the seasons. From the spry energy of That Old Indian Summer, to the majestic dignity of Movements in the Night, McEncroe’s talent for creating compositions that evoke both image and emotion is on vibrant display. The second disc features two tracks that also explore ecological terrain. Those are combined with three distinctively introspective compositions which musically portray the joys and difficulties that are a part of daily life. The tumultuous beginning of The Passing, which the composer says is “about letting go of old ideas that are no longer relevant,” evolves, as the music becomes brighter, to reflect the promise of a hopeful future. Echoes from a Haunted Past captures the frustration at not having resolved issues from the past. Those tracks bookend the playful, pastoral A Pageant at the County Fair. In his rather brief career, Mark John MCEncroe has composed pieces that have been performed by solo pianists as well as by full orchestras. MY SYMPHONIC POEMS, the latest addition to his robust body of work, confirms that his capacity to portray both ambiance and emotion is truly boundless. For more information, please visit: http://navonarecords.com/epk/symphonicpoems/index.html Purchase CD: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p714/My_Symphonic_Poems_-_Mark_John_Mcencroe.html Purchase Digital Download: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p715/My_Symphonic_Poems_-_Mark_John_Mcencroe.html
Oct 06, 2018
15003 Puccini: La bohème
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13029651.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini; its U.S. premiere took place the following year, 1897, in Los Angeles. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p713/Puccini%3A_La_Boheme_%28digital_download%29.html
Oct 04, 2018
15002 Puccini - Turandot (in English)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13028165.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Though Puccini's first interest in the subject was based on his reading of Friedrich Schiller's 1801 adaptation of the play, his work is most nearly based on the earlier text Turandot (1762) by Count Carlo Gozzi. The original story is based on one of the seven stories in the epic Haft Peykar (The Seven Beauties), a work of 12th-century Persian poet Nizami. Nizami aligned the seven stories with the seven days of the week, the seven colors and the seven corresponding planets. This particular story is the story of Tuesday, being told to King Bahram by his companion of the red dome, associated with Mars. In the very first line of this story, the protagonist is identified as a Russian princess. The name of the opera is based on Turan-Dokht (daughter of Turan), which is a common name used in Persian poetry for Central Asian princesses. The opera's version of the story is set in China and involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Calaf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die. In the original story by Nizami, the princess sets four conditions. The first is "a good name and good deeds", and then the three challenges. The opera was unfinished at the time of Puccini's death in 1924, and was completed by Franco Alfano in 1926. The first performance was held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 25 April 1926 and conducted by Arturo Toscanini. This performance included only Puccini's music and not Alfano's additions. The first performance of the opera as completed by Alfano was the following night, 26 April, although it is disputed whether this was conducted by Toscanini again or by Ettore Panizza. Produced and Conducted by Kathryn Cavanaugh CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p712/Puccini%3A_Turandot_%28in_English%29.html
Oct 03, 2018
15001 Verdi: Aida
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13026069.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in Egypt, it was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo's Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871; Giovanni Bottesini conducted after Verdi himself withdrew. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world; at New York's Metropolitan Opera alone, Aida has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886. Ghislanzoni's scheme follows a scenario often attributed to the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, but Verdi biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz argues that the source is actually Temistocle Solera. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase digital download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p711/Verdi%3A_Aida.html
Oct 02, 2018
14244 Verdi: La Traviata
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13023343.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />La traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p710/Verdi%3A_La_Traviata_%28digital_download%29.html
Sep 30, 2018
14243 Classical Newspapers
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13019160.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our "Music to Deliver Newspapers By" has been one of our most popular shows now, for over 2 years. So, we thought we would do another edition. "Classical Newspapers" contains 5 hours of classical music that has been requested to be played by our Happy Listeners. Happy Newspaper Delivery! Note: the show contains 63 tracks. Download all 100 tracks and the PDF file identifying each track at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p695/Classical_Music_for_Newspaper_Carriers.html
Sep 27, 2018
14232 Schoenberg - Transfigured Night - 5 Pieces for Orchestra
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13009619.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Arnold Schoenberg's masterpieces that Jean Sibelius protested against and the direction they were taking music. Transfigured Night, Op 4 5 Pieces for Orchestra Op. 16 Dominique Beaulieu conducts the CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p703/Schoenberg%3A_Transfigured_Night_and_5_Pieces_for_Orchestra.html
Sep 22, 2018
14236 Paris mon Amour - Pamela Coats and Carmen Stefanescu
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_13009403.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://pamelacoats.com">Pamela Coats</a>&nbsp;- <em>Paris mon Amour</em></span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">From the end of the 19th century through today, Paris has been named the "Capital of the Arts". For many composers "the city of lights" was not only a place of creative exchange and inspiration but also a place of adventurous "Joie de vivre&ldquo;. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> In the CD "Paris mon Amour/Paris, my love", the clarinet-piano duo <a href="http://pamelacoats.com/">Coats</a>-Stefanescu presents composers, that in their time, had their finger on the pulse of innovation and development of culture and music in France as well as Europe. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">This CD filled with thrilling, melancholic and sensuous chamber music from the "city of the arts and love", will delight and enchant all audiences. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> 1 - Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) <br /><em><strong>Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 167 </strong></em><br />Allegro <br />Allegro Animato <br />Lento <br />Molto Allegro </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> 2 - Claude Debussy (1862-1918) <br /><em><strong>Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano </strong></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">3 - Darius Milhaud (1892-1975) <br /><em><strong>Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 100 </strong></em><br />Tr&eacute;s Rude <br />Lent <br />Tr&eacute;s Rude </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> 4 - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) <br /><em><strong>Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, FP. 184 </strong></em><br />Allegro Tristamente <br />Romanza <br />Allegro con Fuoco </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> 5 - Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) <br /><em><strong>Arabesque for Clarinet and Piano </strong></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong> CD is Available at: </strong><br /><strong>Amazon:</strong> <br />https://www.amazon.com/Paris-Amour-Pamela-Carmen-Stefanescu/dp/B074JZGDZ7 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong> Itunes:</strong> <br />https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/paris-mon-amour/id1267249647</span></p>
Sep 21, 2018
14235 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 59
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Featuring music of Beethoven, Ravel and Dvorak.
Sep 20, 2018
14229 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12991013.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, by Dmitri Shostakovich is a work for orchestra composed between April and July 1937. Its first performance was on November 21, 1937, in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky. The premiere was a huge success and received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour. Conducted by Maestra Kathryn Cavanaugh - Executive Director and Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p698/Shostakovich%3A_Symphony_No._5_in_D_minor%2C_Op._47_%28digital_download%29.html
Sep 15, 2018
14230 Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 82
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12994424.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony in three movements. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans
Sep 13, 2018
14224 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 58
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G Major), K. 525 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 "The Trout" Visit LaMusicaFestival.org for more information about the 2019 season.
Sep 11, 2018
14224 Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108 (1887 version)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12973081.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is the last symphony the composer completed. It exists in two major versions of 1887 and 1890. It was premiered under conductor Hans Richter in 1892 in Vienna. It is dedicated to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. This symphony is sometimes nicknamed The Apocalyptic, but this was not a name Bruckner gave to the work himself. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Sylvia Wagner, conductor
Sep 06, 2018
14223 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 57
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />La Musica International Chamber Music Festival performs: Mozart: String Quintet No. 6, K. 614 Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 For more information, please visit: www.LaMusicaFestival.org
Sep 04, 2018
14221 R Strauss - The Silent Woman
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12965349.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman), Op. 80, is a 1935 comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss with libretto by Stefan Zweig after Ben Jonson's Epicoene, or the Silent Woman. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain
Sep 01, 2018
14220 Mozart at 24 - Part 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12947668.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />All 40 works by Mozart at 24 years of age. Over 7 hours(!) of beautiful music by the world's greatest composer. Missa solemnis in C, K 337 Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338 Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K 339 Kyrie in D minor, K 341 O Gottes Lamm, K 343a Als aus Agypten K 343b Zaide, K 344 Thamos, King in Egypt, K 345 Luci care, Lucibelle, notturno, K 346 Wo der per lende Wein im Glase blinkt, K 347 Vamo di core teneramente, K 348 Was frag ich viel, K 349 Wiegenlied, K 350 Komm, liebe zither, komm, K 351 8 Variations in F Major on "Dieu d'amour" by AE Gretry, K. 352 12 Variations in E-flat Major on "Je suis Lindor" by AL Baudron, K 354 Minuet in D, K 355 Adagio in C Major, K 356 Sonata for Piano Duet in G, K 357 Sonata for Piano duet in B-flat, K 358 12 Variations for Piano and Violin in G on "Labersee Celimere", K 359 6 Variations in G minor for Piano and Violin, K 360 Serenade in B-flat for Winds "Gran Partita", K 361 3 Minuets, K 363 Sinfonia concertante, K 364 Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat, K 365 Performances by the entire staff, orchestras and opera companies of Classical Music Discoveries.
Aug 31, 2018
14219 Mozart at 24 - Part 1
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12947668.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />All 40 works by Mozart at 24 years of age. Over 7 hours(!) of beautiful music by the world's greatest composer. Missa solemnis in C, K 337 Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338 Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K 339 Kyrie in D minor, K 341 O Gottes Lamm, K 343a Als aus Agypten K 343b Zaide, K 344 Thamos, King in Egypt, K 345 Luci care, Lucibelle, notturno, K 346 Wo der per lende Wein im Glase blinkt, K 347 Vamo di core teneramente, K 348 Was frag ich viel, K 349 Wiegenlied, K 350 Komm, liebe zither, komm, K 351 8 Variations in F Major on "Dieu d'amour" by AE Gretry, K. 352 12 Variations in E-flat Major on "Je suis Lindor" by AL Baudron, K 354 Minuet in D, K 355 Adagio in C Major, K 356 Sonata for Piano Duet in G, K 357 Sonata for Piano duet in B-flat, K 358 12 Variations for Piano and Violin in G on "Labersee Celimere", K 359 6 Variations in G minor for Piano and Violin, K 360 Serenade in B-flat for Winds "Gran Partita", K 361 3 Minuets, K 363 Sinfonia concertante, K 364 Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat, K 365 Performances by the entire staff, orchestras and opera companies of Classical Music Discoveries.
Aug 29, 2018
14218 Bernstein - Mass
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12940085.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mass (formally: MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers) is a musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein with text by Bernstein and additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy, it premiered on September 8, 1971, conducted by Maurice Peress and choreographed by Alvin Ailey. The performance was part of the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mass premiered in Europe in 1973, with John Mauceri conducting the Yale Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. Originally, Bernstein had intended to compose a traditional Mass, but instead decided on a more innovative form. The work is based on the Tridentine Mass of the Roman Catholic Church. Although the liturgical passages are sung in Latin, Mass also includes additional texts in English written by Bernstein, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, and Paul Simon (who wrote the first quatrain of the trope "Half of the People"). The work is intended to be staged theatrically, but it has also been performed in a standard concert setting. Initial critical reception, including a review in the New York Times, was largely negative, but the Columbia Records recording of the work enjoyed excellent sales.
Aug 27, 2018
14198 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12902498.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Opus 43, between September 1935 and May 1936, after abandoning some preliminary sketch material. In January 1936, halfway through this period, Pravda—under direct orders from Joseph Stalin[1]—published an editorial "Muddle Instead of Music" that denounced the composer and targeted his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Despite this attack, and despite the oppressive political climate of the time, Shostakovich completed the symphony and planned its premiere for December 1936 in Leningrad. After rehearsals began, the orchestra's management cancelled the performance, offering a statement that Shostakovich had withdrawn the work. He may have agreed to withdraw it to relieve orchestra officials of responsibility. The symphony was premiered on 30 December 1961 by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra led by Kirill Kondrashin. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Executive Director and Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra
Aug 25, 2018
Bernstein - On the Waterfront
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12938121.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Leonard Bernstein's magnificent music for Elia Kazan's equally-magnificent, multi Oscar-winning film On The Waterfront - with its landmark performance by Marlon Brando - has until now been available only as an oft-perfomed, re-arranged 19-minute "classical" suite, a brief 2-minute selection on "Leonard Bernstein's New York" album with the Orchestra of St. Luke's plus one short segment on a 1956 Decca collection of Columbia movie themes entitled You Can't Run Away With It. The actual original soundtrack scoring session elements have been missing for ages and were presumed lost for ever. But when Sony unearthed elements for their recent restoration of the film classic on Blu-ray, myriad cans of audio turned out to contain not just effects and film dialog but also the entire scoring sessions, probably being discovered for the first time in a half century. These recordings, captured on acetate discs for playback purposes during the sessions, included music not heard in the finished film! Recorded at Columbia Pictures' own scoring stage at the end of April 1954, these priceless recordings at last reveal the entire score in all of its magnificence. 1. On The Waterfront – Main Title (Revised) (3:26) 2. Roof Morning (1:03) 3. Scramble (1:18) 4. Riot In Church (1:57) 5. Glove Scene (1:45) 6. Glove Scene – Coda (0:54) 7. Pigeons And Beer (2:37) 8. Saloon Love (1:39) 9. Waterfront Love Theme (1:33) 10. Blue Goon Blues (2:28) 11. After Sermon (1:12) 12. Roof 3 (1:35) 13. Confession Scene (1:15) 14. Kangaroo Court (0:34) 15. Cab And Bedroom (3:59) 16. Charley’s Death (4:21) 17. Throwing The Gun (1:11) 18. Dead Pigeons (4:35) 19. The Challenge And The Fight (3:38) 20. Walk And End Title (4:09) The Extras 21. On The Waterfront – Main Title (1:28) 22. The Accident (1:59) 23. “Gott Lebet Noch” – Organ (J. S. Bach, Arr. L. Bernstein) (0:35) 24. Blue Goon Blues – Whistle (0:11)
Aug 23, 2018
14216 Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12962355.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63, is one of seven completed symphonies composed by Jean Sibelius. Written between 1910 and 1911, it was premiered in Helsinki on 3 April 1911 by the Philharmonia Society, with Sibelius conducting. CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu
Aug 23, 2018
14215 Bernstein - Wonderful Town
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12931648.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Wonderful Town is a 1953 musical with book written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Leonard Bernstein. The musical tells the story of two sisters who aspire to be a writer and actress respectively, seeking success from their basement apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village. It is based on Fields and Chodorov's 1940 play My Sister Eileen, which in turn originated from autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney first published in The New Yorker in the late 1930s and later published in book form as My Sister Eileen. Only the last two stories in McKenney's book were used, and they were heavily modified. Wonderful Town premiered on Broadway in 1953, starring Rosalind Russell in the role of Ruth Sherwood, Edie Adams as Eileen Sherwood, and George Gaynes as Robert Baker. It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress, and spawned three New York City Center productions between 1958 and 1966, a 1986 West End production and 2003 Broadway revival. It is a lighter piece than Bernstein's later works, West Side Story and Candide, but none of the songs have become as popular.
Aug 19, 2018
14214 Bernstein: West Side Story
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12930175.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood (in the early 1960s, much of the neighborhood was cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, which changed the neighborhood's character). The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool". The original 1957 Broadway production, conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim's Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957, but the award for Best Musical went to Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Robbins won the Tony Award for his choreography and Oliver Smith won for his scenic designs. The show had an even longer-running London production, a number of revivals and international productions. A 1961 musical film adaptation, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten, including George Chakiris for Supporting Actor, Rita Moreno for Supporting Actress, and Best Picture.
Aug 17, 2018
14213 Bernstein: On the Town
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12928771.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Like Fancy Free, On the Town tells the story of three sailors during World War II and their amorous adventures on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City. The framework of a full-length musical piece, however, permitted the development of complete characters, comic situations, and a distinct theatrical personality. This personality, a rare combination of lighthearted and passionate, derived from the dramatic demands of time juxtaposed against the ominous background of the war. Surely, the personalities of its authors also influenced the show's singular identity. Furthermore, Comden and Green insured that the spirit of their writing would come to life by playing Claire and Ozzie themselves. Variety Magazine announced the show on June 7, 1944 saying, "...a group of youngsters have gotten together to stage a musical production. On the Town, scheduled for Broadway this fall will be written, produced and staged by 23 to 25 year-olds headed by Leonard Bernstein, who recently has forged to the front of the ranks of young symphonic composers and conductors.
Aug 15, 2018
14212 Bernstein - Candide
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12927099.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In 1953, the renowned playwright Lillian Hellman proposed to Leonard Bernstein that they adapt Voltaire's Candide for the musical theater. Voltaire's 1758 novella satirized the fashionable philosophies of his day and, especially, the Catholic Church whose Inquisition routinely tortured and killed "heretics" in a ghastly event known as an "Auto da Fé" ("act of faith"). Hellman observed a sinister parallel between the Inquisition's church-sponsored purges and the "Washington Witch Trials," fueled by anti-Communist hysteria and waged by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Charged with rage and indignition, she began her adaptation of Voltaire's with lyricist John LaTouche and Bernstein, who wrote numerous musical sketches. Before long, LaTouche was replaced by poet Richard Wilbur. Hellman, Bernstein, and Wilbur worked periodically over the next two years but labored in earnest through 1956, a year when Bernstein was simultaneously composing West Side Story. By October 1956, Candide was ready for performances in Boston, where Dorothy Parker contributed lyrics to "The Venice Gavotte" while Bernstein and Hellman had also added lyrics of their own to other numbers. The lyricist credits were already beginning to mount up. Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Aug 13, 2018
14211 Bernstein - A Quiet Place
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12923943.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A Quiet Place is a 1983 American opera with music by Leonard Bernstein and a libretto by Stephen Wadsworth. It is a sequel to Bernstein's 1951 “opera in seven scenes” Trouble in Tahiti. In its original form, A Quiet Place was in one act. Bernstein spoke of it as having a Mahlerian four-section structure. The premiere, conducted in Houston by John DeMain on June 17, 1983, was a double bill: Trouble in Tahiti, intermission, A Quiet Place. In its three-act form, Act II largely consisted of Trouble in Tahiti in flashback. This form appeared in 1984, with John Mauceri conducting in Milan and Washington. It was refined in 1986 for Vienna, where a recording was made and the composer himself conducted. Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Aug 09, 2018
14188 Bruckner - Symphony No 7 in E Major WAB 107
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12886777.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107) is one of his best-known symphonies. It was written between 1881 and 1883 and was revised in 1885. It is dedicated to Ludwig II of Bavaria. The premiere, given under Arthur Nikisch and the Gewandhaus Orchestra in the opera house at Leipzig on 30 December 1884, brought Bruckner the greatest success he had known in his life. The symphony is sometimes referred to as the "Lyric", though the appellation is not the composer's own, and is seldom used. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra
Aug 11, 2018
14210 Bernstein - Trouble in Tahiti
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12920647.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Leonard Bernstein was on his honeymoon in 1951 when he began composing his one-act opera, Trouble in Tahiti, a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. Written between his biggest Broadway successes— On the Town in 1944 and Candide and West Side Story in 1956 and 1957, respectively— Trouble in Tahiti draws upon popular songs styles to deliver an uncompromising critique of post-war American materialism. Beneath the couple's marital discord is a profound longing for love and intimacy. Their spiritual emptiness, in contrast to a veneer of happy consumerism, creates the heart of the drama and is emphasized by sudden stylistic shifts in the music. Bernstein dedicated the piece to his close friend Marc Blitzstein, who had led him toward music theater. Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Aug 07, 2018
14209 Leonard Bernstein - The Complete Ballets
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12919458.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Fancy Free Facsimile - Choreographic Essay for Orchestra Dybbuk Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Aug 05, 2018
14180 Richard Strauss - Arabella Op. 79
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12899603.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Arabella, Op. 79, is a lyric comedy or opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, their sixth and last operatic collaboration. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor and producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p656/Richard_Strauss%3A_Arabella%2C_Op._79_%28digital_download%29.html
Aug 04, 2018
14208 Bernstein: Peter Pan
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12915911.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Peter Pan is a 1950 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein; it opened on Broadway on April 24, 1950.[1] This version starred Jean Arthur as Peter Pan, Boris Karloff in the dual roles of George Darling and Captain Hook, and Marcia Henderson as Wendy. The show was orchestrated by Hershy Kay and conducted by Benjamin Steinberg. The show ran for 321 performances, closing on January 27, 1951. The production was initially intended as a full-blown musical, with Bernstein composing a complete score for it, but was staged with only five songs – "Who Am I?", "Pirate's Song", "Plank Round", "Build My House", and "Peter Peter" – to accommodate the limited vocal ranges of the principals. In 2000, conductor Alexander Frey learned about the full score, and restored the omitted material, which included almost an hour of previously unperformed Bernstein music. The restored songs included "Captain Hook Soliloquy" and "Dream With Me". The world premiere recording of Bernstein’s complete score was released on CD in 2005, conducted by Frey, and featuring Broadway star Linda Eder in the role of Wendy Darling, and baritone Daniel Narducci as Captain Hook, on the Koch International Classics label. In September 2008 the world premiere performance of the full Bernstein score was performed in concert with Alexander Frey conducting the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and dialogue adapted from the original J. M. Barrie play by Nina Bernstein Simmons. Three performances were given in Cascais, Portugal, for a combined audience of over 10,000 people, and featured Geraldine James (narrator), John Sackville-West (Peter Pan), Charlotte Ellett and Rachel Nicholls(Wendy) and Nicholas Lester (Captain Hook). The first stage production of the full Bernstein score was given by Santa Barbara Theater (California) in December 2008, directed by Albert Ihde and again conducted by Alexander Frey. A new chamber adaptation of the score will be produced at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in June 2018, directed by Christopher Alden.
Aug 02, 2018
14207 Jane Leslie - Starlight Reflection
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_10983296.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Soft and reflective piano solos dedicated to those who love beautiful, peaceful melodies, and the warm sound of the piano. Winner of several ASCAP Awards for her music, Jane Leslie holds two degrees from Juilliard.
Jul 31, 2018
14206 Sibelius - Belshazzar's Feast and Symphony No. 3
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12910041.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51, is incidental music by Jean Sibelius to a play of the same name by the journalist, poet and playwright Hjalmar Fredrik Eugen Procopé. Sibelius composed in 1906 eight movements, scored for orchestra, with singers also being required in some numbers. The Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony in three movements composed in 1907. Coming between the romantic intensity of Sibelius's first two symphonies and the more austere complexity of his later symphonies, it is a good-natured, triumphal, and deceptively simple-sounding piece. The symphony's first performance was given by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society, conducted by the composer, on 25 September 1907. In the same concert, his suite from the incidental music to Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51, was also performed for the first time. Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans
Jul 29, 2018
14204 Mozart at 23
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12907232.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Coronation Mass in C Major, K 317 Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318 Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319 Posthorn Serenade for Orchestra No. 9 in D Major, K. 320 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Boys Choir of France CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus of Orleans
Jul 25, 2018
14171 Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12874107.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bruckner's most passionate and best orchestrated symphony. Even Gustav Mahler wrote of the Adagio movement of this symphony, "The Adagio achieves a level of composition that I have yet to achieve." Only the 2nd and 3rd movements of this symphony were performed in Bruckner's lifetime. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin
Jul 20, 2018
14190 The First Symphonies 13
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
Jul 09, 2018
14176 R Strauss - The Egyptian Helen Op 75
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12878870.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Die ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen), Op. 75, is an opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 6 June 1928. Strauss had written the title role with Maria Jeritza in mind but, creating quite a sensation at the time, the Dresden opera management refused to pay Jeritza's large fee and cast Elisabeth Rethberg instead as Helen of Troy. Jeritza eventually created the part in Vienna and New York City. As inspiration for the story, Hofmannsthal used sources from Euripides and Stesichorus. Strauss made changes to the opera in 1933, five years after the premiere, working with the director Lothar Wallenstein and the conductor Clemens Krauss. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p632/R_Strauss%3A_The_Egyptian_Helena_%28digital_download%29.html
Jul 07, 2018
14159 Bruckner - Symphony No 5 in B-flat Major, WAB 105
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12860172.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Never heard by Bruckner in his lifetime and he never new of its acceptance by the one audience that heard it performed. Conducted by Sylvia Wagner CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p612/Bruckner%3A_Symphony_No._5_in_B-flat_Major%2C_WAB_105_%28digital_download%29.html
Jun 26, 2018
14149 Mozart at 22
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12843469.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Little Nothings Ballet, K. 299b Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Dominique Beaulieu, conductor Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p594/Mozart_at_22.html
Jun 09, 2018
14148 R Strauss - Intermezzo
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12835403.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Intermezzo, Op. 72, is an opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to his own German libretto, described as a Bürgerliche Komödie mit sinfonischen Zwischenspielen (bourgeois comedy with symphonic interludes). It premiered at the Dresden Semperoper on 4 November 1924, with sets that reproduced Strauss' home in Garmisch. The first Vienna performance was in January 1927. The story depicts fictionally the personalities of Strauss himself (as "Robert Storch") and his wife Pauline (as "Christine") and was based on real incidents in their lives. Pauline Strauss was not aware of the opera's subject before the first performance. After Lotte Lehmann had congratulated Pauline on this "marvelous present to you from your husband", Pauline's reply was reported as "I don't give a damn". The most celebrated music from the opera is the orchestral interludes between scenes. His usual librettist up to that time, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, refused to work on the opera and suggested that Strauss himself write the libretto, which he eventually did after having been refused by other writers. This is why the libretto is not in verse but in prose and even mimics the dialect used by the servants in the play, against the more polished German of the principals. The opera's title is intended to refer to the intermezzi that used to be staged during the intermissions of serious operas during the 18th century, sort of mini-comic-operas, easy to follow with themes usually about marital confusions and other light comedies. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p593/R_Strauss%3A_Intermezzo%2C_Op._72.html
Jun 04, 2018
14147 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, WAB 104
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12831147.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />1874 version Bruckner's original version, published in an edition by Leopold Nowak in 1975, was composed between 2 January and 22 November 1874. This version was never performed or published during the composer's lifetime, though the Scherzo was played in Linz on 12 December 1909. The first complete performance was given in Linz more than a century after its composition on 20 September 1975 by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kurt Wöss. Performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Conducted by Sylvia Wagner 1878 version When he had completed the original version of the symphony, Bruckner turned to the composition of his Fifth Symphony. When he had completed that piece he resumed work on the Fourth, though it is possible that he made some revisions to the latter in 1876 or 1877. Between 18 January and 30 September 1878 he thoroughly revised the first two movements and replaced the original finale with a new movement entitled Volksfest ("Popular Festival"). This Volksfest finale was published as an appendix to Robert Haas's edition of 1936 and in a separate edition by Leopold Nowak in 1981. In December 1878 Bruckner replaced the original Scherzo with a completely new movement, which is sometimes called the "Hunt" Scherzo (Jagd-Scherzo). In a letter to the music critic Wilhelm Tappert (October 1878), Bruckner describes the new movement thus: "[the Scherzo] represents the hunt, whereas the Trio is a dance melody which is played to the hunters during their repast". The original title of the Trio reads: Tanzweise während der Mahlzeit auf der Jagd ("Dance melody during the hunters' meal"). Performed by the CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p592/Bruckner%3A_Symphony_No._4_%282_versions%29.html
Jun 02, 2018
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12820038.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43, by Jean Sibelius was started in winter 1901 in Rapallo, Italy, shortly after the successful premiere of the popular Finlandia, and finished in 1902 in Finland. Sibelius said, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul." Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download the digital copy at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p591/Sibelius%3A_Symphony_No._2_in_D_Major%2C_Op._43.html
May 27, 2018
14145 Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103, First Version
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12812498.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103, was dedicated to Richard Wagner and is sometimes known as his "Wagner Symphony". It was written in 1873, revised in 1877 and again in 1889. The work has been characterised as "difficult", and is regarded by some as Bruckner's artistic breakthrough. According to Rudolf Kloiber, the third symphony "opens the sequence of Bruckner's masterpieces, in which his creativity meets monumental ability of symphonic construction." The work is notorious as the most-revised of Bruckner's symphonies, and there exist no fewer than six versions, with three of them being widely performed today. Purchase Digital Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p590/Bruckner%3A_Symphony_No._3_in_D_minor%2C_WAB_103%2C_First_Version.html
May 22, 2018
14143 Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (first version)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12807780.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, sometimes known as the “Symphony of Pauses,” was completed in 1872. It was actually the fourth symphony composed by Bruckner, after the Study Symphony in F minor (1863), the Symphony No. 1 in C minor (1866), and the Symphony "No. 0" in D minor (1869). Conducted by Sylvia Wagner CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Purchase the digital download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p587/Bruckner%3A_Symphony_No._2_in_C_minor_%28first_version%29_%22Symphony_of_the_Pauses%22.html
May 20, 2018
14142 Leonard Bernstein - The Three Symphonies
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12806537.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Symphony No. 1 - Jeremiah Symphony No. 2 - The Age of Anxiety Symphony No. 3 - Kaddish Dominique Beaulieu and Joana Filipe Martinez, conductors CMD Paris Philharmonic of Orleans CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Joana Filipe Martinez, solo piano (Symphony No. 2) Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p586/Leonard_Bernstein_-_The_Three_Symphonies.html
May 19, 2018
14141 Bruckner: Symphony No. 0 in D minor, WAB 100, "Nullte", Nowak Critical Edition
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12801075.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony in D minor, WAB 100, was composed by Anton Bruckner in 1869 between Symphony No. 1 (1866) and Symphony No. 2 (1872). In 1895 Bruckner declared that this symphony "gilt nicht" (does not count) and he did not assign a number to it. The work was published and premiered in 1924. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p585/Bruckner%3A_Symphony_No._0_in_D_minor%2C_WAB_100%2C_%22Nullte%22%2C_Nowak_Critical_Edition.html
May 15, 2018
14140 R Strauss - The Woman without a Shadow
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12799246.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow), Op. 65, is an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss with a libretto by his long-time collaborator, the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It was written between 1911 and either 1915 or 1917. When it premiered in Vienna on 10 October 1919, critics and audiences were unenthusiastic. Many cited problems with Hofmannsthal's complicated and heavily symbolic libretto. However, it is now a standard part of the operatic repertoire. Joana Filipe Martinez - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p584/R_Strauss%3A_The_Woman_without_a_Shadow.html
May 14, 2018
14135 The First Symphonies 12
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />14135 The First Symphonies 12 Grechaninov: Symphony No. 1 in B minor, Op. 6 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p577/The_First_Symphonies_12.html
Apr 20, 2018
14134 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 56
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERT Program I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti Glazunov, String Quintet in A major, Op. 39 Ruth Lenz, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti, Christine Lee Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb major, Op. 100, D.929 Claudio Cruz, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han
Apr 17, 2018
14133 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 55
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this broadcast we preview the April 18, 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Bernstein, Piano Trio Federico Agostini, Christine Lee, Derek Han Brahms, Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano in Eb major, Op. 40 (viola version) Ruth Lenz, Daniel Palmizio, Derek Han Schubert, String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, D.956 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Erica Piccotti, Antonio Meneses ~ James P. Roque, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Corporate Season Sponsor ~ Herald-Tribune Media Group, Media Season Sponsor Order tickets now at: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/index.php/festival/concerts
Apr 10, 2018
14132 The First Symphonies 11
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Halvorsen: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Grieg: Symphony in C minor Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
Apr 09, 2018
14131 R Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12732817.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Combining slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music, the opera's theme is the competition between high and low art for the public's attention. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain
Apr 07, 2018
14129 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 54
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Program III Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Paganini, Terzetto Concertante in D major, MS 114 Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee, Jason Vieaux Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in F major, Op. 143 Jason Vieaux, Ruth Lenz, Claudio Cruz, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han ~ James P. Roque, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Corporate Season Sponsor ~ Herald-Tribune Media Group, Media Season Sponsor Single concert price: $40.00 Order now at: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/index.php/festival/concerts
Apr 02, 2018
14127 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 53
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Preview of April 12, 2018 concert at the Sarasota Opera House Program II Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mendelssohn, String Quintet No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 87 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee Popper, Requiem in F# minor for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66 Christine Lee, Erica Piccotti, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han Rachmaninoff, Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9 Claudio Cruz, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han Purchase tickets at: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/festival/online-orders
Mar 26, 2018
14126 The First Symphonies 10
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Schubert: ​Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 ​Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p574/The_First_Symphonies_10.html
Mar 24, 2018
14125 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 52
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A look ahead to the opening 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERT Program I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti Glazunov, String Quintet in A major, Op. 39 Ruth Lenz, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti, Christine Lee Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb major, Op. 100, D.929 Claudio Cruz, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han ~ James P. Roque, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Corporate Season Sponsor ~ Herald-Tribune Media Group, Media Season Sponsor Single concert price: $40.00 https://www.lamusicafestival.org/index.php/festival/concerts
Mar 24, 2018
14124 The First Symphonies 9
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bruckner: Symphony No. 00 Study Symphony in F minor Meij: Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p572/The_First_Symphonies_9.html
Mar 16, 2018
14123 Verdi - Oberto
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_10413469.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio is an opera in two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on an existing libretto by Antonio Piazza probably called Rocester. It was Verdi's first opera, written over a period of four years and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on 17 November 1839. The La Scala production enjoyed "a fair success" and the theatre's impresario, Bartolomeo Merelli, commissioned two further operas from the young composer. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by CMD Recordings Purchase now at : http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p573/Verdi%3A_Oberto.html
Mar 13, 2018
14122 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 51
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 Rossini: Sonata a quattro No. 5 in E-flat Schoenberg: Transfigured Night
Mar 12, 2018
14121 Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12682600.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ( Songs of a Wayfarer ) is a song cycle by Gustav Mahler on his own texts. The cycle of four songs for medium voice (oft Performed by women as well as men) what written around 1884-85 in the wake of Mahler's unhappy love for soprano Johanna Richter , whom he met while conductor of the opera house in Kassel , Germany and orchestrated and revised in the 1890s. Natalie Schoenberg, mezzo-soprano Dominique Beaulieu, conductor ​CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Order now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p571/Mahler%3A_Song_of_a_Wayfarer.html
Mar 10, 2018
14120 R Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12681093.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Richard Strauss' most popular comedic opera. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p570/R_Strauss%3A_Der_Rosenkavalier%2C_Op._59.html
Mar 09, 2018
14117 The First Symphonies 8
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1 in G minor Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 1 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Kalinnikov: Finale from Symphony No. 1 in G minor Ken Hedgecock, conductor (age 15) Kansas State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p566/The_First_Symphonies_8.html
Mar 06, 2018
14116 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 50
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our landmark 50th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour from our sponsor, La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Mozart: Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 "Trout Quintet" For more information on La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit: www.LaMusicaFestival.org
Mar 05, 2018
14114 The First Symphonies 7
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Stravinsky: Symphony in E-flat Major, Op. 1 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p563/The_First_Symphonies_%237.html
Feb 27, 2018
14113 Minkus: Don Quixote
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12655622.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Don Quixote is a ballet in four acts and eight scenes, based on episodes taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia on 26 December 1869. Petipa and Minkus revised the ballet into a far more expanded and elaborated edition in five acts and eleven scenes for the Imperial Ballet, first presented on 21 November 1871 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of St. Petersburg. ​ All modern productions of the Petipa/Minkus ballet are derived from the version staged by Alexander Gorsky for the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1900, a production the ballet master staged for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg in 1902. Performed by the Sofia National Opera Orchestra Conducted by Nayden Todorov Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p562/Minkus%3A_Don_Quixote.html Prologue Don Quixote's Study Bachelor Sanson Carrasco is seen covering a bookcase with wallpaper, while Antonina is putting some rusty old armour and a helmet made of pasteboard into a cupboard. Don Quixote de la Mancha enters, reading a book. He goes to the bookcase and, not finding it, believes it has been stolen by evil magicians. Then he settles into an armchair and continues reading. He delights in stories of brave knights, fabulous giants and other fantastical creatures, but most of all Don Quixote dreams of his beloved Dulcinea, a woman that he believes to be so lovely and noble that she must be divinity. Gradually he nods and falls asleep to dream of their romantic adventures. Darkness falls. Suddenly his servant, Sancho Panza, climbs hurriedly through the window. In pursuit are several angry women from the market from whom he has stolen bread and a chicken. Awakened by the commotion, Don Quixote sends the women away. Don Quixote tells Sancho that he is determined to seek adventures as a knight-errant, all the while searching for his beloved Dulcinea. He shows him the pasteboard helmet, which, with one sweep from his sword, becomes a shapeless mass on the floor. Antonina suggests that he should use a shaving basin instead, which would make a splendid helmet. Don Quixote enthusiastically agrees and, placing it on his head, orders Sancho to bring him his armour, sword and spear, and to make ready his horse, Rocinante. Act I A market-place in Barcelona Kitri, an inn-keeper's daughter, steals out of her house to meet her beloved, the barber Basilio. Her father, Lorenzo, sees the lovers and sends Basilio away, bringing Kitri to tears. Now comes the rich nobleman Gamache, who, likewise in love with Kitri, goes to Lorenzo and asks for his daughter's hand. The innkeeper accepts with delight but Kitri, appalled at the thought of wedding the foppish nobleman, runs away. Dancing begins in the square and some toreadors try to kidnap the girls they fancy, but their relatives and lovers hasten to their aid. At this moment Don Quixote arrives mounted on Rocinante, followed by Sancho, who is riding a donkey. At his master's command Sancho sounds his rusted horn, causing the townspeople to cover their ears. Lorenzo runs out of his inn, and Don Quixote, taking him for the lord of a famous castle, dismounts Rocinante and, falling to his knees, begs to be allowed to serve him. Charmed, Lorenzo invites the knight to sit on his balcony. Sancho remains in the square where he is surrounded by girls who induce him to take part in a game of blind man's bluff. Then some boys bring in a blanket on which they place Sancho and proceed to toss him into the air. Don Quixote hurries to his assistance and sets him free. Peasants gather in the square and dancing resumes. Kitri returns and, noticing her, Don Quixote acclaims her as his Dulcinea, whom evil magicians have reduced to human form. Becoming jealous of her affection for Basilio, Don Quixote attempts to woo her by partnering her in a minuet. Lorenzo berates Kitri for carrying on with Basilio. Kitri and Basilio then run away, and Lorenzo and Gamache follow them. Don Quixote orders Sancho to bring Rocinante, so that he may also set out in pursuit. Act II Scene 1 – A camp of gypsies among the windmills outside the village Kitri, disguised as a boy is seen walking with Harlequin from a troupe of travelling actors. They guess she is a girl and ask her to stay with them. Scene 2 - The Puppet Theatre A clown is seen walking with Graziosa, the gypsy chief's daughter. A gypsy tells the chief of the approach of Don Quixote. The chief plans a trick for his benefit and, putting on a mantle crown, sits down as though he were a king on a throne. Don Quixote is deceived and kneels to the chief in homage. The chief bids that he sit beside him and orders a festival to be given in his honor. This begins with Gypsy dances and is followed by a performance of the marionette theatre. Don Quixote is delighted with the entertainment but, mistaking the heroine for his Dulcinea and the marionettes for soldiers attacking her, he rises to assault them. The gypsies are terrified. At this moment the clown and Graziosa run away. Scene 3 - The Windmills Flushed with victory, the knight kneels and renders thanks to heaven. Seeing the moon, he takes it for his Dulcinea and tries to get to her. As he approaches the windmills he can see the moon no longer and thinks that evil magicians have hidden his beloved mistress. So, spear in hand, he tilts at the wings of the windmill, which he mistakes for a giant. Alas, the knight is caught by one of the wings and flung into the air. He falls unconscious at Sancho's feet. Scene 4 – A forest Through the trees appears Sancho leading Rocinante, upon which sits the wounded Don Quixote. The servant lifts his master down and places him on the grass, so that he may rest. Then, tying up the horse, he goes to sleep. Don Quixote also tries to sleep, but is troubled by fantastic dreams. Scene 5 – The enchanted Garden of Dulcinea Fairies appear surrounded by gnomes and Don Quixote finds himself dressed in shining armor. Then comes a succession of fearsome monsters, the last being a gigantic spider, who spins a web. The knight attacks the spider, which he slashes in half with his sword. At that same moment the spider's web vanishes to reveal a beautiful garden, filled with dryads and beautiful women, presided over by the Queen of the Dryads and Amor. Among them is Dulcinea and Don Quixote kneels before his beloved. At this moment everything vanishes. Act III The Square Back at the square, Kitri and Basilio join those who are dancing. At the height of the merriment, Lorenzo and Gamache arrive, followed by Don Quixote and Sancho. Seeing his daughter, Lorenzo decides to give his blessing to her union with the nobleman Gamache. Basilio becomes annoyed and, reproaching Kitri for her unfaithfulness, draws a sword and stabs himself. As he lies dying he begs Lorenzo to unite him with Kitri, but Lorenzo and Gamache refuse. Don Quixote approaches Gamache and challenges him to a duel for having refused a dying man's wish. Gamache declines to fight and the merrymakers drive him out of the inn. Taking pity, Lorenzo agrees to unite Basilio and Kitri. At this moment, Basilio pulls out the sword and tells everyone it was a joke. Act IV The Tavern A magnificent feast is held in honour of Don Quixote. Suddenly the Knight of the Silver Moon challenges him to a duel, which results in the latter being vanquished. The victorious knight proves to be none other than Bachelor Sanson Carrasco, who forces Don Quixote to vow that he will not unsheathe his sword for a whole year. The sorrowful knight, true to his vow, takes up his warlike gear and, followed by Sancho, sets out for home.
Feb 25, 2018
14112 Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Movie Soundtrack
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12654277.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Music skated to by Olympic Silver medalist, Yevgenia Medvedeva. Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, op. 74 (Pathetique) Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti) Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Swan Lake Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti) Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Eugene Onegin Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti) Galina Gorchakova, soprano Galina Gorchakova appears courtesy of Philips Classics Productions Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35 Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti) Maxim Vengerov, violin Maxim Vengerov appears courtesy of Teldec Classics GmbH Hamburg Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Vespers, Op. 37/2 Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Conducted by Nikolai Kornev (as Nikolai Korniev) Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Vespers, Op. 37/5 Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Conducted by Nikolai Kornev (as Nikolai Korniev) Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Song About Alexander Nevsky Written by Sergei Prokofiev Performed by The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra amd The St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti) Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Harvesting the Field Performed by Natasha Alymova, Zhenya Kirichenko, Zhenya Morozova, Masha Shpakovskaya Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Cavalry Officers' Party Performed by Radmila Ivanova, Viktor Rapotikhin, Yura Schchukin, Yura Slatsov, Maria Vengelevskaya, Rada Vengelevskaya Courtesy of Icon Records and London Records Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by Beaux Arts Trio Courtesy of Philips Classics by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing Elegie, Op. 3/1 Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by Howard Shelley Courtesy of Hyperion Records by arrangement with Source/Q Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 36 Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by Howard Shelley Courtesy of Hyperion Records by arrangement with Source/Q Prelude in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23/1 Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Performed by Howard Shelley Courtesy of Hyperion Records by arrangement with Source/Q Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p561/Leo_Tolstoy%27s_Anna_Karenina_Movie_Soundtrack.html
Feb 24, 2018
14111 Holst - The Planets
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12650120.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p560/Gustav_Holst%3A_The_Planets.html
Feb 22, 2018
14110 The First Symphonies #6
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13 Rachmaninoff: Symphony Movement in D minor, "Youth Symphony" Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 in C Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p559/The_First_Symphonies_%236.html
Feb 19, 2018
14109 Mozart Flute Commissions
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12640072.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285 Flute Quartet No. 2 in G Major, K. 285a Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K. 285b Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313 Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p558/Mozart%3A_Flute_Commissions.html
Feb 16, 2018
14108 Valentine's Day
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12635453.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />For this show, we take a small time out in celebration of Valentine's Day. 95 minutes of some of our favorite music for Valentine's Day. Nothing more, nothing less.
Feb 14, 2018
14106 The First Symphonies #5
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Barber: First Symphony, Op. 9 Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 105 Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p551/The_First_Symphonies_%236.html
Feb 12, 2018
14104 The First Symphonies #4
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B♭ minor Bizet: Symphony in C Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p549/The_First_Symphonies_%234.html
Feb 09, 2018
14103 Mozart - Oops! I Did It Again!
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12622746.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Adagio in E for Violin and Orchestra, K. 261 Rondo in B-flat for Violin and Orchestra, K. 269 Serenade for 4 Orchestras in D minor, K. 286 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor and solo violinist CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Chartres Community Orchestra Orleans Community Orchestra Bourges Community Orchestra Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p548/Mozart_-_Oops%21__I_Did_It_Again%21.html
Feb 08, 2018
14101 The First Symphonies #3
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101 Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in C-flat Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p546/The_First_Symphonies_%233.html
Feb 06, 2018
14100 R Strauss - Elektra
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12620479.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. The opera was the first of many collaborations between Strauss and Hofmannsthal. It was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on 25 January 1909. It was dedicated to his friends Natalie and Willy Levin. Joana Filipe Martinez - producer/director/conductor ​CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p545/R_Strauss%3A_Elektra.html Synopsis: Mycenae, ancient Greece. In the courtyard of the royal palace, servant girls comment on the wild behavior of Elektra, the eldest daughter of the late king Agamemnon. After they have left, Elektra appears, dressed in rags (“Allein! Weh, ganz, allein”). She is obsessed with thoughts of her father’s murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisth. Calling on her father’s spirit, she renews her vow of vengeance. Her tirade is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Elektra mocks Chrysothemis, who runs off as noises from within the palace announce the approach of Klytämnestra. The queen staggers in. Drugs, loss of sleep, and fear of retribution for her husband’s murder have made a wreck of her (“Ich habe keine guten Nächte”). Surprised that Elektra will talk to her, she appeals to her daughter’s intelligence and demands to know what she needs to do to find peace of mind. A sacrifice has to be made, Elektra replies. When Klytämnestra fails to comprehend what her daughter is hinting at, Elektra screams at her that it is Klytämnestra herself who must die and that she and her banished brother Orest will kill her (“Was bluten muss?”). Klytämnestra is horrified, but when her confidante runs in and whispers something, her mood changes abruptly. Laughing maniacally, she disappears into the palace. Her behavior is explained when Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra at first refuses to believe her, then tells her sister that she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. Chrysothemis runs off in terror. As Elektra frantically starts digging for the buried axe that killed Agamemnon, a stranger appears. She asks him what he wants and he calmly replies that he has been sent to bring news of Orest’s death (“Was willst du, fremder Mensch?”). But when Elektra reveals that she is Agamemnon’s daughter, he tells her Orest lives. Suddenly servants appear, kissing his hands and feet. Frightened, Elektra asks who he is. The dogs in the courtyard know me, the stranger replies, but not my own sister? Crying his name, Elektra gives in to her unspeakable joy and declares she has lived only to avenge their father’s murder. When Orest’s guardian tells him the queen waits inside, the men enter the palace. Elektra waits anxiously and when a scream is heard she knows Orest has killed their mother. Aegisth arrives, having heard the news of Orest’s death, and Elektra lights his way into the palace with sarcastic courtesy. A moment later he reappears at a window, crying for help, before he is dragged inside and killed. While tumultuous confusion spreads through the palace and courtyard, Elektra, in a state of ecstasy, begins a triumphal dance. Chrysothemis returns but Elektra doesn’t hear her and at the climax of the dance falls dead.
Feb 05, 2018
14098 Mozart - All Mixed-Up
4178
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12616091.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Mass in C, K. 257 "Credo" <br />Missa brevis in C, K. 258 "Spaur" <br />Missa brevis in C, K. 259 "Organ Solo" </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu <br />CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p544/Mozart_-_All_Mixed-Up.html" target="_blank"> Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Feb 02, 2018
14096 The First Symphonies Series #2
5393
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring Symphony" <br />Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams" </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Dominique Beaulieu, conductor <br />CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orlean</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p542/The_First_Symphonies_Series_%232.html" target="_blank">Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Jan 31, 2018
14095 The First Symphonies Series #1
3674
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12609190.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Haydn: Symphony No. 1 in D Major <br />​Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat, K. 16 <br />​Krommer: Symphony No 1 in F Major, Op. 12 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Dominique Beaulieu, conductor ​<br />CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p541/The_First_Symphonies_Series_%231.html" target="_blank">Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Jan 30, 2018
14094 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
4170
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12602950.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong>Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth")</strong> is a composition for two voices and orchestra written by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler between 1908 and 1909. Described as a symphony when published, it comprises six songs for two singers who alternate movements. Mahler specified the two singers should be a tenor and an alto, or else a tenor and a baritone if an alto is not available. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;">Mahler composed this work following the most painful period in his life, and the songs address themes such as those of living, parting and salvation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;"> Danielle Stein, alto <br />Randall Bloomquist, tenor <br />Joana Filipe Martinez, producer/conductor <br />CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p539/Mahler%3A_Das_Lied_von_der_Erde.html" target="_blank"> Available now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Jan 27, 2018
14093 Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
1952
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12601094.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children)</span></strong> is a song cycle (1904) for voice and orchestra by Gustav Mahler. The words of the songs are poems by Friedrich R&uuml;ckert. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Natalie Schoenberg, Mezzo-Soprano <br />Dominique Beaulieu, conductor <br />CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p538/Mahler%3A_Kindertotenlieder.html" target="_blank"> Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Jan 26, 2018
14092 Mozart: Concerto for 3 Pianos/Piano Concerto 8
3374
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12600990.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Concerto for 3 Pianos in F Major, K. 242 "Lodron" </span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K. 246 "Lutzow" </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Joana Filipe Martinez, piano </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Dominique Beaulieu, piano/conductor ​</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p537/Mozart%3A_Concerto_for_3_Pianos_and_Piano_Concerto_No._8.html" target="_blank"> Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Jan 25, 2018
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp minor
6052
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12596936.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Symphony No. 10 by Gustav Mahler was written in the summer of 1910, and was his final composition. At the time of Mahler's death the composition was substantially complete in the form of a continuous draft, but not fully elaborated or orchestrated, and thus not performable. Only the first movement is regarded as reasonably complete and performable as Mahler intended. Perhaps as a reflection of the inner turmoil he was undergoing at the time (Mahler knew he had a failing heart and his wife had been unfaithful), the 10th Symphony is arguably his most dissonant work. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra ​<br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Purchase now at <a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p535/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._10_in_F-sharp_minor.html" target="_blank">ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Jan 23, 2018
14089 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 6 and Serenade No. 6
2600
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12586374.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 238 Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239 Dominique Beaulieu - conductor and pianist CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p534/Mozart%3A_Serenade_No._6_for_Orchestra_in_D_major_K._239_and_Piano_Concerto_No._6_in_B-flat_major%2C_K._238.html
Jan 18, 2018
14088 Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major
5852
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12586189.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Gustav Mahler's last completed symphony and his most emotional work. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p533/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._9_in_D_Major.html
Jan 17, 2018
14086 Scott Joplin: Treemonisha
6016
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12582728.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Scott Joplin's 2nd and final opera. This landmark first ever recording of this opera will surprise you! Listed as a "ragtime opera" this description couldn't be further from the truth. This is more in line with a Gilbert and Sullivan production and includes an excellent morality story and also some "pre-blues" numbers. Performed by the Houston Grand Opera Company. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p531/Scott_Joplin%3A_Treemonisha.html
Jan 15, 2018
14085 Lost Stravinsky
5012
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12579097.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Riccardo Chailly makes his debut recording with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with the first ever recording of Stravinsky’s ‘Chant Funèbre’ (Funeral Song), a piece everyone believed lost forever. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p530/Stravinsky%3A_Funeral_Chant%2C_Fireworks%2C_The_Faun_and_the_Sherpherdess%2C_The_Rite_of_Spring.html
Jan 13, 2018
14084 Joana Filipe Martinez Plays Scott Joplin
3091
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12577903.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Joana has played the rags of Scott Joplin since she was 5 years old and has the complete library of Scott Joplin Rags committed to memory. This broadcast features 10 rags from her new CMD release: The Complete Rags of Scott Joplin Purchase now, for only $2.99, at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p529/The_Complete_Rags_of_Scott_Joplin.html
Jan 12, 2018
14083 Brahms: Hungarian Dances 1-21
3847
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12575037.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869. ​ They vary from about a minute to five minutes in length. They are among Brahms's most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him. Each dance has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. Brahms originally wrote the version for piano four hands and later arranged the first 10 dances for solo piano. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra ​Sylvia Wagner, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p528/Brahms%3A_Hungarian_Dances_1-21.html
Jan 11, 2018
14082 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #49
4940
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478 Rossini: Sonata a quattro No. 5 in E-flat Schoenberg: Transfigured Night, Op. 4 For more information on La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit their website at: http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
Jan 10, 2018
14080 Salieri: Les Danaïdes
7308
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12570753.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Les Danaïdes is an opera by Antonio Salieri, in 5 acts: more specifically, it is a tragédie lyrique. The opera was set to a libretto by François-Louis Gand Le Bland Du Roullet and Louis-Théodore de Tschudi, who in turn adapted the work of Ranieri de' Calzabigi (without permission). Calzabigi originally wrote the libretto of Les Danaïdes for Christoph Willibald Gluck, but the aged composer, who had just experienced a stroke, was unable to meet the Opéra's schedule and so asked Salieri to take it over. ​ The plot of the opera is based on Greek tragedy and revolves around the deeds of the mythological characters Danaus and Hypermnestra. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic and Chorus of Orleans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p526/Salieri%3A_Les_Dana%C3%AFdes.html
Jan 09, 2018
14079 R Strauss: Salome
7537
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12567254.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer. The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its "Dance of the Seven Veils". The final scene is frequently heard as a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos. Producer, Director and Conductor - Joana Filipe Martinez CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona
Jan 06, 2018
14078 Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72
7532
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12564463.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Fidelio (originally titled Leonore, oder Der Triumph der ehelichen Liebe; English: Leonore, or The Triumph of Marital Love), Op. 72, is Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera. The German libretto was originally prepared by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, with the work premiering at Vienna's Theater an der Wien on 20 November 1805. The following year, Stephan von Breuning helped shorten the work from three acts to two. After further work on the libretto by Georg Friedrich Treitschke, a final version was performed at the Kärntnertortheater on 23 May 1814. By convention, both of the first two versions are referred to as Leonore. Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin
Jan 04, 2018
14077 Piano Sonata Celebration
8373
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12562392.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />CMD Conductors Joana Filipe Martinez and Dominique Beaulieu perform: Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight" Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
Jan 03, 2018
14068 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
4732
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12534470.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is the final complete symphony by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. The symphony is one of the best-known works in common practice music. It is widely viewed by critics as one of Beethoven's greatest works, the pinnacle of musical Classicism, and one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon. The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony). The words are sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the "Ode to Joy", a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by the composer. In the 2010s, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world. In 2001, Beethoven's original, hand-written manuscript of the score, held by the Berlin State Library, was added to the United Nations Memory of the World Programme Heritage list, becoming the first musical score so honoured. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p220/Digital_Download_-_Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._9_in_D_minor%2C_Op._125_%22Choral%22.html
Dec 31, 2017
14076 Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
2222
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12551789.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1812. Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F. ​ The Eighth Symphony is generally light-hearted, though not lightweight, and in many places cheerfully loud, with many accented notes. Various passages in the symphony are heard by some listeners to be musical jokes. As with various other Beethoven works such as the Opus 27 piano sonatas, the symphony deviates from Classical tradition in making the last movement the weightiest of the four. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra ​Conducted by Sylvia Wagner Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p522/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._8_in_F_Major%2C_Op._93.html
Jan 02, 2018
14075 Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A Major, Op. 92 and Wellington's Victory, Op. 91
4161
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12550567.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries. At its première, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony. Wellington's Victory, or, the Battle of Vitoria, Op. 91, is a minor 15-minute-long orchestral work composed by Ludwig van Beethoven to commemorate the Duke of Wellington's victory over Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria in Spain on 21 June 1813. It is known sometimes as "The Battle Symphony" or "The Battle of Vitoria", and was dedicated to the Prince Regent, later King George IV. Composition stretched from August to first week of October 1813, and the piece proved to be a substantial moneymaker for Beethoven. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Sylvia Wagner, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p521/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No_7_in_A_Major%2C_Op._92_and_Wellington%27s_Victory%2C_Op._91.html
Jan 01, 2018
14074 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op 68 "Pastoral"
2953
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12549299.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, is a symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, and completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works containing explicitly programmatic content, the symphony was first performed in the Theater an der Wien on 22 December 1808 in a four-hour concert. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin, Orchestra ​Sylvia Wagner, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p520/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._6_in_F_Major%2C_Op_68_%22Pastoral%22.html
Dec 30, 2017
14073 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op 67
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12547276.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 67, was written between 1804–1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music, and one of the most frequently played symphonies. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time". The symphony consists of four movements. The first movement is Allegro con brio; the second movement is Andante con moto; the third movement is a Scherzo Allegro; the fourth movement is Allegro. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra ​Conducted by Sylvia Wagner Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p519/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._5_in_C_minor%2C_Op_67.html
Dec 29, 2017
14072 Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
2547
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12547124.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in the summer of 1806. It was premièred in March 1807 at a private concert at the home of Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz. ​CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra ​Sylvia Wagner, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p518/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._4_in_B-flat_Major%2C_Op._60.html
Dec 28, 2017
14071 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
3621
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12546312.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, (also Italian Sinfonia Eroica, Heroic Symphony) is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle-period. ​ Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work is grounded in the Classical symphonic tradition while also stretching boundaries of form, length, harmony, and perceived emotional content. It has therefore widely been considered an important landmark in the transition between the Classical period and the Romantic era. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin ​Sylvia Wagner, conductor Order now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p517/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._3_in_E-flat_Major%2C_Op._55_%22Eroica%22.html
Dec 27, 2017
14070 Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op 36
2536
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12540725.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, is a symphony in four movements written by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1801 and 1802. The work is dedicated to Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky. Performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Dominique Beaulieu, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p516/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._2_in_D_Major%2C_Op._36.html
Dec 26, 2017
14069 Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
2026
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12540445.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21, was dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, an early patron of the composer. The piece was published in 1801 by Hoffmeister & Kühnel of Leipzig. It is not known exactly when Beethoven finished writing this work, but sketches of the finale were found to be from 1795. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p515/Beethoven%3A_Symphony_No._1_in_C_Major%2C_Op._21.html
Dec 25, 2017
14066 The Glory of Christmas
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11111130.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A dramatization of the Nativity with familiar beloved Christmas carols lovingly and beautifully rearranged. This production will become a staple for your Christmas tradition. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p103/The_Glory_of_Christmas.html Please note: Since this broadcast deals exclusively with the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, this broadcast may be offensive to some people. If you believe this topic may offend you, then please, don't listen!
Dec 23, 2017
14065 Fritz, the Reindeer
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11090379.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Back by popular demand is our entirely family created story of Fritz, the Reindeer. This has become a holiday classic here at Classical Music Discoveries enjoyed by families the world over. An original story by Ken Hedgecock. The character was created by his son Daniel. Music and dramatization performed by friends and the Hedgecock family. This sweet story of a bumbling reindeer and his bullied keeper, Candy Cane, has become a worldwide holiday classic. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p106/Fritz%2C_the_Reindeer.html
Dec 22, 2017
14064 Tchaikovsky: Snow Maiden, Op. 12
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12530693.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tchaikovsky's incidental music to the play "Snow Maiden" Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p514/Tchaikovsky%3A_The_Snow_Maiden%2C_Op._12.html
Dec 21, 2017
14063 Sandy's Favorite Christmas Music 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11869670.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our broadcast of "Sandy's Favorite Christmas Music" has been a favorite of our listeners for years. Now we are proud to present a follow-up broadcast which we are sure will also become a favorite of our listeners year after year. Songs in this broadcast are: 1. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing 2. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 3. What is This Lovely Fragrance? 4. 12 Days of Christmas 5. It's Christmas Time 6. Pine Cones and Holly Berries 7. The Christmas Wish 8. How Far is It To Bethlehem? 9. O Holy Night 10. There is Faint Music 11. Where Are You Christmas? 12. Caroling, Caroling 13. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 14. A Christmas to Remember 15. Sleigh Ride Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p214/Sandy%27s_Favorite_Christmas_Music_2.html
Dec 20, 2017
14062 Sandy's Favorite Christmas Music 1
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11111727.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />CMD Hostess Sandy Hedgecock plays her favorite Christmas music. Tracks are: 1. I'll Be Home for Christmas 2. Merry Christmas Darling 3. The Peace Carol 4. Somewhere in My Memory 5. The Best Gift 6. The Secret of Christmas 7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 8. The Innkeeper (Let Him In) 9. Candlelight Carol 10. Shepherd's Pipe Carol 11. A Song and a Christmas Tree 12. I Saw Three Ships 13. When Christmas Comes to Town 14. Come, Dear Children 15. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p101/Sandy%27s_Favorite_Christmas_Music.html
Dec 19, 2017
14058 Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12520896.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer.[1] It was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at NBC studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, where it was broadcast live on television from that venue as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p510/Menotti%3A_Amahl_and_the_Night_Visitors.html
Dec 13, 2017
14054 Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12498667.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck's sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". It is much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, one of the most famous being the "Abendsegen" ("Evening Benediction") from act 2. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on "Hansel and Gretel". After several revisions, the musical sketches and the songs were turned into a full-scale opera. Humperdinck composed Hansel and Gretel in Frankfurt in 1891 and 1892. The opera was first performed in Hoftheater in Weimar on 23 December 1893, conducted by Richard Strauss. It has been associated with Christmas since its earliest performances and today it is still most often performed at Christmas time. Jennifer Larmore Rebecca Evans Jane Henschel Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor Philharmonic Orchestra ​Sung in English Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p508/Humperdinck%3A_Hansel_and_Gretel.html
Dec 06, 2017
14042 Warmer in the Winter
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12493392.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our favorite NEW Christmas album of 2017. Lindsey Stirling's first Christmas album "Warmer in the Winter" Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Christmas C'mon Carol of the Bells Angels We Have Heard on High I Saw Three Ships Let It Snow Warmer in the Winter What Child Is This? All I Want For Christmas Time To Fall in Love Jingle Bell Rock Silent Night This album is available now at Itunes, Amazon and ClassicalRecordings.co at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p506/Warmer_in_the_Winter.html
Dec 02, 2017
14051 Dickens: A Christmas Carol
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12490753.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol as acted by the CMD Players of London
Dec 01, 2017
14047 Christmas Music for Newspaper Carriers
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12486876.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our most requested Christmas broadcast returns! "Christmas Music for Newspaper Carriers" helps newspaper carriers everywhere relieve the enormous tension and stress put on them during the holiday season (non-carriers have NO idea!). Newspaper customers, PLEASE tip your carriers generously at this time of year. They can sure use the help! Thank you. Purchase this show for only $1 at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p119/13201_Christmas_Music_for_Newspaper_Carriers.html
Nov 27, 2017
14045 Prokofiev Violin Concerti 1 and 2
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12483546.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 19 Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 Sergei Prokofiev Diana Semenova, violin Sylvia Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p499/Prokofiev%3A_Violin_Concerti_1_and_2.html
Nov 23, 2017
14044 Mahler Symphony No. 8
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12480803.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the "Symphony of a Thousand", although the work is normally presented with far fewer than a thousand performers and the composer did not sanction that name. The work was composed in a single inspired burst, at Maiernigg in southern Austria in the summer of 1906. The last of Mahler's works that was premiered in his lifetime, the symphony was a critical and popular success when he conducted the Munich Philharmonic in its first performance, in Munich, on 12 September 1910. Performed by: CMD German Opera Company of Berlin CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean CMD Boy's Choir of Vienna Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p498/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._8_%22Symphony_of_a_Thousand%22.html
Nov 25, 2017
14043 Mozart Violin Concerti 4 and 5
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12481555.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218 Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 Performed and conducted by Dominique Beaulieu ​CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p497/Mozart_Violin_Concerti_4_and_5.html
Nov 22, 2017
14041 Mozart Violin Concerti 2 and 3
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12470353.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211 ​​Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, "Straßburg", K. 216 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor and violin soloist CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p495/Mozart_Violin_Concerti_2_and_3.html
Nov 18, 2017
14038 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #48
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Francaix: String Trio Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2 Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 For more information on La Musica's 2018 Season, please visit: http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
Nov 11, 2017
14037 Mozart Age 18 Finale
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12461992.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The final works composed by Mozart when he was 18 years old. Mozart: Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat Major, K. 207 Dominique Beaulieu, violin soloist and conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orlean Piano Sonata No. 6 in D, K. 284 ​Joana Filipe Martinez, pianist Purchase the digital download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p493/Mozart_-_Age_18_Finale.html
Nov 10, 2017
14036 Music to Deliver Newspapers 1
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12453645.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our #1 show from Season 12. 4 hours of soundtrack, pop, old vocals and classical music to keep newspaper carriers alert while delivering their morning papers.
Nov 09, 2017
14035 Verdi: Macbeth
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12453589.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi's tenth opera and first given on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Almost twenty years later, Macbeth was revised and expanded in a French version and given in Paris on 19 April 1865. After the success of Attila in 1846, by which time the composer had become well established, Macbeth came before the great successes of 1850 to 1853 (Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata) which propelled him into universal fame. As sources, Shakespeare's plays provided Verdi with lifelong inspiration: some, such as an adaption of King Lear (as Re Lear) were never realized, but he wrote his two final operas using Othello as the basis for Otello (1887) and The Merry Wives of Windsor as the basis for Falstaff (1893). The first version of Macbeth was completed during the time which Verdi described as his "galley years" which ranged over a period 16 years, and one which saw the composer produce 22 operas. By the standards of the subject matter of almost all Italian operas during the first fifty years of the 19th century, Macbeth was highly unusual. The 1847 version was very successful and it was presented widely. Pleased with his opera and with its reception, Verdi wrote to Antonio Barezzi, his former father-in-law and long-time supporter about two weeks after the premiere: “ I have long intended to dedicate an opera to you, who have been father, benefactor, and friend to me. It was a duty I should have fulfilled sooner if imperious circumstances had not prevented me. Now, I send you Macbeth which I prize above all my other operas, and therefore deem worthier to present to you. ” The 1865 revision, produced in a French translation and with several additions was first given on 19 April of that year. It was less successful, and the opera largely faded from public view until the mid-20th century revivals. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p492/Verdi%3A_Macbeth.html
Nov 08, 2017
14032 R Strauss: Feuersnot, Op. 50
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12447062.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Feuersnot (Need for (or lack of) fire), Op. 50, is a Singgedicht (sung poem) or opera in one act by Richard Strauss. The German libretto was written by Ernst von Wolzogen, based on J. Ketel's report "Das erloschene Feuer zu Audenaerde". It was Strauss' second opera. Thematically, the opera has been interpreted as a parody of Richard Wagner's idea of "redemption through love", with the character of Kunrad representing Strauss himself. The conceptual framework for the opera stems from the Nietzschean perspective that had inspired Strauss in his tone poems Till Eulenspiegel and Also sprach Zarathustra. Strauss and von Wolzogen shared the view that the source of inspiration was material not transcendental: in Feuersnot it is "redemption through sex" which relights the creative fire. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Order now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p489/R_Strauss%3A_Feuersnot%2C_Op._50.html
Nov 04, 2017
14031 R Strauss: Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12445491.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony), Op. 53, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. The work is a musical reflection of the secure domestic life so valued by the composer himself and, as such, harmoniously conveys daily events and family life. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p488/R_Strauss%3A_Symphonia_Domestica.html
Nov 03, 2017
14030 Mozart: Il re pastore, K. 208
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12439844.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Metastasio, edited by Giambattista Varesco. It is an opera seria. The opera was first performed on 23 April 1775 in Salzburg, at the Palace of the Archbishop Count Hieronymus von Colloredo. In 1775 the opera was commissioned for a visit by the Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, the youngest son of Empress Maria Theresa, to Salzburg. Mozart spent six weeks working on the opera. It consists of two acts and runs for approximately 107 minutes. Metastasio wrote the libretto in 1751, basing it on a work by Torquato Tasso called Aminta. The libretto was picked up when Mozart (just 19 at the time) and his father saw a performance of it set to music composed by Felice Giardini – Mozart's version, however was two acts rather than Giardini's three, and has a few substantial changes. Each act lasts for around an hour in performance. The Salzburg court chaplain Varesco was largely responsible for this editing of Metastasio's libretto. It is often referred to not as an opera, but as a serenata, a type of dramatic cantata. The appearance of a quartet of lovers (Aminta and Elisa, Agenore and Tamiri) of somewhat dubious fidelity automatically puts a modern audience in mind of Così fan tutte. The principal psychological theme of the opera is, however, the demands of love against the demands of kingship, as Aminta, the shepherd-king, tussles with his conscience, and in this Il re pastore is closer in theme to Idomeneo than any other of Mozart's operas. Indeed, Idomeneo was the next completed opera that Mozart wrote after Il re pastore, after his six-year-long break from the stage. Furthermore, the theme of qualities for kingship appears in another opera, La clemenza di Tito, his last one. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris in Orlean France Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p487/Mozart%3A_Il_re_pastore%2C_K._208.html
Nov 02, 2017
14028 Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12434042.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Requiem in D minor, K. 626, is a requiem mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart composed part of the Requiem in Vienna in late 1791, but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December the same year. A completed version dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who commissioned the piece for a Requiem service to commemorate the anniversary of his wife's death on 14 February. Syliva Wagner, conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p485/Mozart%3A_Requiem_in_D_minor%2C_K._626.html
Oct 31, 2017
14027 Verdi: Messa da Requiem
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12433945.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary of Manzoni's death. The work was at one time called the Manzoni Requiem. It is rarely performed in liturgy, but rather in concert form of around 85–90 minutes in length. Musicologist David Rosen calls it 'probably the most frequently performed major choral work composed since the compilation of Mozart's Requiem' Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p484/Verdi%3A_Messa_da_Requiem.html
Oct 30, 2017
14026 Salieri: Requiem in C minor
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12320961.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Salieri was committed to medical care and suffered dementia for the last year and a half of his life. He died in Vienna on 7 May 1825, aged 74 and was buried in the Matzleinsdorfer Friedhof on 10 May. At his memorial service on 22 June 1825 his own Requiem in C minor – composed in 1804 – was performed for the first time. His remains were later transferred to the Zentralfriedhof. His monument is adorned by a poem written by Joseph Weigl, one of his pupils: Rest in peace! Uncovered by dust Eternity shall bloom for you. Rest in peace! In eternal harmonies Your spirit now is set free. It expressed itself in enchanting notes, Now it is floating to everlasting beauty. Performed by the CMD Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris. Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Purchase this rare recording now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p433/Salieri%3A_Requiem_in_C_minor.html
Oct 29, 2017
14025 Mahler: Symphony No. 7
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12425171.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Symphony No. 7 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1904–05, with repeated revisions to the scoring. It is sometimes referred to by the title Song of the Night (German: Lied der Nacht), which Mahler never knew (and certainly would be unlikely to have sanctioned). Although the symphony is often described as being in the key of E minor, its tonal scheme is more complicated. The symphony's first movement moves from B minor (introduction) to E minor, and the work ends with a rondo finale in C major. Thus, as Dika Newlin has pointed out, "in this symphony Mahler returns to the ideal of 'progressive tonality' which he had abandoned in the Sixth". The complexity of the work's tonal scheme was analysed in terms of "interlocking structures" by Graham George. Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock CMD German Opera Company of Berlin
Oct 28, 2017
14024 Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts - Requiem, Op. 5
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12421618.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Grande Messe des morts (or Requiem), Op. 5, by Hector Berlioz was composed in 1837. The Grande Messe des Morts is one of Berlioz's best-known works, with a tremendous orchestration of woodwind and brass instruments, including four antiphonal off-stage brass ensembles placed at the corners of the concert stage. The work derives its text from the traditional Latin Requiem Mass. ​ Dominique Beaulieu, conductor ​CMD Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris
Oct 27, 2017
14023 Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12420531.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The War Requiem, Op. 66, is a large-scale, non-liturgical setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962. The War Requiem was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original fourteenth-century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid. The traditional Latin texts are interspersed, in telling juxtaposition, with settings of poems by Wilfred Owen, written in World War I. ​The work is scored for soprano, tenor and baritone soloists, chorus, boys' choir, organ, and two orchestras (a full orchestra and a chamber orchestra). The chamber orchestra accompanies the intimate settings of the English poetry, while soprano, choirs and orchestra are used for the Latin sections; all forces are combined in the conclusion. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin ​Sylvia Wagner, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p480/Benjamin_Britten%3A_War_Requiem%2C_Op._66.html
Oct 26, 2017
14022 Franz von Suppé: Requiem in D minor
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12418547.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Requiem in D minor (1855) is for soli, choir and orchestra. Despite his success in the operetta world, Suppé repeatedly strove to leave his mark in other, completely different, musical domains. We can see this especially in his sacred works, many of which he composed in his later years. The Requiem in D minor can be regarded as the apotheosis of his sacred oeuvre. He dedicated the work to his friend and mentor Franz Pokorny, who directed several theaters simultaneously (in Vienna, Baden, Oedenburg and Pressburg). In 1855, five years after Pokorny's death, Suppé completed the Requiem and had it performed in November of the same year at a commemorative mass in honor of his friend held at Vienna's Piarist Church. Although the work was performed several times over the next years and drew great acclaim from the public, it gradually became caught in the crossfire of the critics. The branded the Requiem "Italian style" as too operetta-like, and felt that the character of the piece was too cheerful and lacking in seriousness. Performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Conducted by Sylvia Wagner Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p479/Franz_von_Supp%C3%A9%3A_Requiem_in_D_minor.html
Oct 25, 2017
14021 Durante: Requiem in C minor
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12414890.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The most popular requiem of the 18th century. CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Performed and recorded at ​Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orléans Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p478/Durante%3A_Requiem_in_C_minor.html
Oct 24, 2017
14019 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 47
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Arinsky: String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 35 Rossini: Duo for Cello and Double Bass Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Visit La Musica International Chamber Music Festival at: http://www.LaMusicaFestival.org
Oct 22, 2017
14018 Brahms: A German Requiem
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12403198.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op. 45 (German: ''Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift'') by Johannes Brahms, is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 and 1868. It comprises seven movements, which together last 65 to 80 minutes, making this work Brahms's longest composition. A German Requiem is sacred but non-liturgical, and unlike a long tradition of the Latin Requiem, A German Requiem, as its title states, is a Requiem in the German language. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin ​Conducted by Sylvia Wagner Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p476/Brahms%3A_A_German_Requiem%2C_to_Words_of_the_Holy_Scriptures%2C_Op._45.html
Oct 21, 2017
14017 Rutter: Requiem
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12400719.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />John Rutter's Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem with added psalms and biblical verses in English, completed in 1985. It is scored for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra or chamber ensemble. ​ Five of its seven movements are based on text from the Latin Requiem Mass, while the second movement is a setting of "Out of the deep" (Psalm 130) and the sixth movement is an anthem The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) which Rutter had earlier written. The first movement combines the Introit and Kyrie, the third is Pie Jesu, with soprano solo. The central movement is a lively Sanctus, followed by Agnus Dei and finally Lux aeterna. In the Agnus Dei and Lux aeterna, Rutter combines the liturgical Latin text with English biblical verses. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor ​CMD Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p475/Rutter%3A_Requiem.html
Oct 20, 2017
14016 Durufle: Requiem
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12398974.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The SATB choir and organ version of Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, Op. 9 was published in 1948 by the French firm Durand. It had been commissioned six years earlier under the collaborationist Vichy regime, but Duruflé was still working on it in 1944 when the regime collapsed and in fact did not complete it until the year of publication. The composer dedicated the Requiem to the memory of his father. ​ The work is for SATB choir with brief mezzo-soprano and baritone solos. It exists in versions for organ alone; for organ with string orchestra and optional trumpets, harp and timpani; and for organ and full orchestra. ​ At the time of commission, Duruflé was working on an organ suite using themes from Gregorian chants. He incorporated his sketches for that work into the Requiem, which uses numerous themes from the Gregorian "Mass for the Dead." Nearly all the thematic material in the work comes from chant. CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris Dominique Beaulieu, conductor Purchase this recording now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p474/Durufle%3A_Requiem%2C_Op._9.html
Oct 19, 2017
14015 Gabriel Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12397100.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. The choral-orchestral setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. Fauré's reasons for composing the work are unclear, but do not appear to have had anything to do with the death of his parents in the mid-1880s. He composed the work in the late 1880s and revised it in the 1890s, finishing it in 1900. ​ In seven movements, the work is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ. Different from typical Requiem settings, the full sequence Dies irae is omitted, replaced by its section Pie Jesu. The final movement In Paradisum is based on a text that is not part of the liturgy of the funeral mass but of the burial. ​ Fauré wrote of the work, "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest." ​ The piece premiered in its first version in 1888 in La Madeleine in Paris for a funeral mass. A performance takes about 35 minutes. This performance is by the CMD Paris Chorus and Philharmonic. Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p473/Faure%3A_Requiem_in_D_minor%2C_Op._48.html
Oct 18, 2017
14013 Victoria: Requiem Mass, 1605
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12393698.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tomás Luis de Victoria’s requiem mass for six voices, written in 1603 and published in 1605, is an absolute masterpiece from the Renaissance Period. It is one of a handful of large-scale works which enjoys mainstream appeal in the 21st century. For many, it represents what Renaissance polyphony is, what it sounds and feels like, and how expressive it can be. This work is heard best in a darkened room while you relax and let the music flow over and through you. This performance is by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Chorus and is produced and conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez. This recording is available now at ClassicalRecordings.co Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p471/Victoria%3A_Requiem_Mass.html
Oct 16, 2017
14012 Miklós Rózsa: Ben-Hur Complete Restored Soundtrack
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12391675.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tadlow Music is proud to announce the release of the classic film music event of the decade – a special collector’s edition of one of the greatest film scores of all time – Ben-Hur composed by Miklós Rózsa. The complete 157-minute score, including previously unreleased music, has been re-recorded in stunning and dynamic 24-Bit 96kHz digital sound, performed by the award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Nic Raine and produced by label founder James Fitzpatrick. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p470/Mikl%C3%B3s_R%C3%B3zsa%3A_Ben-Hur_Complete_Restored_Soundtrack.html
Oct 14, 2017
14011 R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12390000.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40 is a tone poem by Richard Strauss. The work was completed in 1898. It was his eighth work in the genre, and exceeded any of its predecessors in its orchestral demands. Generally agreed to be autobiographical in nature, despite contradictory statements on the matter by the composer, the work contains more than thirty quotations from Strauss's earlier works, including Also sprach Zarathustra, Till Eulenspiegel, and Death and Transfiguration. ​ Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p469/R_Strauss%3A_Ein_Heldenleben.html
Oct 13, 2017
14010 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12388226.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three parts by Maurice Ravel described as a choreographic symphony. The story concerns the love between the goat herd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé. ​ Ravel began work on the score in 1909. It was premiered on June 8, 1912. At almost an hour long, Daphnis et Chloé is Ravel's longest work. In spite of the ballet's duration, four discernable leitmotifs give musical unity to the score. The music, some of the composer's most passionate, is widely regarded as some of Ravel's best, with extraordinarily lush harmonies typical of the impressionist movement in music. Even during the composer's lifetime, contemporary commentators described this ballet as his masterpiece for orchestra. When the complete work is performed live, it is more often performed in concerts than in staged productions. Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p468/Ravel%3A_Daphnis_et_Chlo%C3%A9.html
Oct 12, 2017
14009 Mozart - Working at the Webers
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12382392.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200 Tantum ergo in D, K. 197 Sparrow Mass in C Major, K. 220 Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p467/Mozart_-_Working_at_the_Webers.html
Oct 11, 2017
14007 Mozart - Stolen Opera
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12375603.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />“The Pretend Garden-Girl” is an Italian opera and was mentally copied from Mozart’s hearing of the 1774 opera of the same name by Pasquale Anfossi which Mozart heard while at the Weber’s in Munich. This amazing mental feat of hearing an entire opera, only one time, then improving and copying the entire opera to paper as his own opera, shows just how brilliant Mozart’s natural music talent was. Also, amazingly, the opera was written to paper, parts and scores in less than a week and was performed for the first time on January 13, 1775. There is no doubt that the entire Weber family helped Mozart with the copying. The story follows Count Belfiore and the Marchioness Violante Onesti (or the Violent but Honest Marchioness), who were lovers before Belfiore stabbed Violante in a fit of rage. The story begins with the revived Violante and her servant Roberto disguised as "Sandrina" and "Nardo," and quietly working in the mansion of the town Podestà. Violante discovers that Belfiore has become engaged to Arminda, the niece of the Podestà, and when Belfiore confesses his lingering love for Violante, Arminda jealously conspires to abduct the other woman. When Violante is found, she and Belfiore lose their minds and believe themselves to be Greek gods. When they regain their senses Violante forgives the Count and they fly to each other's arms. Arminda returns to Cavalier Ramiro, her spurned suitor, and Roberto finds love with Serpetta, another servant of the Podestà. This performance is by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and is conducted by Dominique Beaulieu. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p465/Mozart%3A_The_Pretend_Garden-Girl.html
Oct 09, 2017
14006 R Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12368115.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The misadventures of the Knight of the Woeful Countenance as only Richard Strauss could illustrate through music. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Purchase this digital download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p464/R_Strauss%3A_Don_Quixote%2C_Op._35.html
Oct 07, 2017
14005 Verdi: Nabucco (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12364830.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Nabucco is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The libretto is based on biblical stories from the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Daniel and the 1836 play by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornue, although Antonio Cortese's ballet adaptation of the play (with its necessary simplifications), given at La Scala in 1836, was a more important source for Solera than the play itself. Under its original name of Nabucodonosor, the opera was first performed at La Scala in Milan on 9 March 1842. Nabucco is the opera which is considered to have permanently established Verdi's reputation as a composer. He commented that "this is the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star". It follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco (in English, Nebuchadnezzar II). The historical events are used as background for a romantic and political plot. The best-known number from the opera is the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves", Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate / "Fly, thought, on golden wings", a chorus which is regularly given an encore in many opera houses when performed today. CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by CMD Recordings Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p463/Verdi%3A_Nabucco.html
Oct 06, 2017
14004 Mozart - Runaway
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12363178.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Sonata No. 1 in C Major, K. 279 Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280 Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major, K. 281 Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 282 Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283 Joana Filipe Martinez, piano Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p462/Mozart_-_Runaway.html
Oct 05, 2017
14002 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 25
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12357855.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The World's Most Difficult Piano Concertos Prokofiev: PIano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 25 Joana Filipe Martinez, soloist and conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Facebook Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p460/Prokofiev%3A_Piano_Concerto_No._3_in_C%2C_Op._25.html
Oct 03, 2017
14001 R Strauss: Guntram
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12362605.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: small;">Set in medieval Germany, the triangular Wagnerian-style story of love and redemption is about the minstrel Guntram, the evil Duke Robert and his saintly wife Freihild. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: small;">Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona. This project was funded by Martinez Estates. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p459/R_Strauss%3A_Guntram%2C_Op._25.html" target="_blank">Click HERE to purchase this digital download for $5.99</a><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p459/R_Strauss%3A_Guntram%2C_Op._25.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Oct 02, 2017
1336 Wagner: Parsifal (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12180698.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The final opera in our Wagner Opera Series, sponsored by Flowers.FM Parsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival and his quest for the Holy Grail. Wagner first conceived the work in April 1857 but did not finish it until twenty-five years later. It was Wagner's last completed opera and in composing it he took advantage of the particular acoustics of his Bayreuth Festival. Parsifal was first produced at the second Bayreuth Festival in 1882. The Bayreuth Festival maintained a monopoly on Parsifal productions until 1903, when the opera was performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Wagner described Parsifal not as an opera, but as "A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage.” At Bayreuth a tradition has arisen that there be no applause after the first act of the opera. This performance is by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin and conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p395/Wagner%3A_Parsifal.html
Sep 30, 2017
1349 R Strauss: Eulenspiegel and Zarathustra
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12353985.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 <br />Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez ​<br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p458/R_Strauss%3A_Eulenspiegel_and_Zarathustra.html" target="_blank"> Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co</a></span></p>
Sep 29, 2017
1333 Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12131995.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a music drama in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four and a half hours. It was first performed at the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich, on June 21, 1868. The conductor at the premiere was Hans von Bülow. The story is set in Nuremberg in the mid-16th century. At the time, Nuremberg was a free imperial city and one of the centers of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. The story revolves around the city's guild of Master Singers, an association of amateur poets and musicians who were primarily master craftsmen of various trades. The master singers had developed a craftsman like approach to music-making, with an intricate system of rules for composing and performing songs. The work draws much of its atmosphere from its depiction of the Nuremberg of the era and the traditions of the master-singer guild. One of the main characters, the cobbler-poet Hans Sachs, is based on a historical figure, Hans Sachs, the most famous of the master singers. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg occupies a unique place in Wagner's oeuvre. It is the only comedy among his mature operas, and is also unusual among his works in being set in a historically well-defined time and place rather than in a mythical or legendary setting. It is the only mature Wagner opera based on an entirely original story, devised by Wagner himself, and in which no supernatural or magical powers or events are in evidence. It incorporates all of the operatic conventions that Wagner had railed against in his essays on the theory of opera: rhymed verse, arias, choruses, a quintet, and even a ballet. This performance by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin and conducted by Dominique Beaulieu. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p377/Wagner%3A_Die_Meistersinger_von_N%C3%BCrnberg.html
Sep 28, 2017
1328 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12061013.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”, an opera in 3 acts based on a libretto by the composer, was composed between 1857 and 1859. The opera’s premiere was at the National Theater in Munich on June 10, 1865. Wagner referred to the work not as an opera, but as an “action.” This opera is widely considered as one of Wagner’s peaks as the opera makes unprecedented use of chromaticism, tonality, orchestral color and harmonic suspension. This opera, or action, was enormously influential among Western classical composers such as Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, Benjamin Britten, Max Steiner and many others. “Tristan and Isolde” continues to be the driving influence for almost all of today’s composers in classical music. Wagner’s libretto also heavily influenced symbolist poets of the 19th and 20th centuries. Due to it’s influence, “Tristan and Isolde” is considered the greatest work by Wagner ever composed. This “action” also, interestingly enough carries somewhat of a morbid history with it. The original premiere had to be postponed until the lead soprano recovered from a hoarseness. The original tenor, who sang the role of Tristan died after the 4th performance, prompting speculation that the part was too stressful to sing. This “stress” also claimed the lives of conductors Felix Motti in 1911 and Joseph Keilberth in 1968. Both conductors died while conducting the 2nd act of the opera. Also noteworthy is that for many years, it was traditional that the roles of Tristan and Isolde were only sung by husband and wife teams. This performance, conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock and performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin, is available now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p358/Wagner%3A_Tristan_und_Isolde.html
Sep 26, 2017
1348 R Strauss: Macbeth - Death and Transfiguration
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12350548.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Macbeth, Op. 23 Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor ​CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p455/R_Strauss%3A_Macbeth_-_Death_and_Transfiguration.html
Sep 25, 2017
1347 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 46
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rossini: Sonata for String Quartet, No. 1 in G Major Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke Trio" Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 For more information on La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit their website at: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
Sep 23, 2017
Wagner: Götterdämmerung (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12002804.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Götterdämmerung or Twilight of the Gods, WWV 86D, is the last in Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August 17, 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring. The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world. However, as with the rest of the Ring, Wagner's account diverges significantly from his Old Norse sources. This performance by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p352/Wagner%3A_G%C3%B6tterd%C3%A4mmerung.html
Sep 22, 2017
1320 Wagner: Siegfried (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11927207.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Siegfried, WWV 86C, is the third of the four music dramas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 16 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The Ring cycle. Complete opera CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Dominique Beaulieu, conductor Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p327/Wagner%3A_Siegfried.html
Sep 20, 2017
1316 Wagner: Die Walküre (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11892403.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, is a music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer. It is the second of the four works that form Wagner's cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The story of Die Walküre is based on the Norse mythology told in the Volsunga Saga and the Poetic Edda. In Norse mythology, a valkyrie is one in a group of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Die Walküre's best-known excerpt is the "Ride of the Valkyries". It received its premiere at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in Munich on 26 June 1870. Wagner originally intended the work to be premiered as part of the entire cycle, but was forced to allow the performance at the insistence of his patron King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It was first presented as part of the complete cycle on 14 August 1876 at Wagner's Bayreuth Festival. The work made its United States premiere at the Academy of Music in New York on 2 April 1877. This performance is conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez and is performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p133/Wagner%3A_Die_Walk%C3%BCre.html
Sep 18, 2017
1310 Wagner: Das Rheingold (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11845289.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Das Rheingold, WWV 86A, is the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, or in English, 'The Ring of the Nibelung'. Das Rheingold premiered at the National Theatre Munich on 22 September 1869, with August Kindermann in the role of Wotan, Heinrich Vogl as Loge, and Karl Fischer as Alberich. Wagner wanted this work to premiere as part of the entire cycle, but was forced to allow the performance at the insistence of his patron King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The work was first performed as part of the complete cycle on 13 August 1876, in the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. While praised, it is not as widely acclaimed as the other three works in the Ring Cycle. Performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p77/Wagner%3A_Das_Rheingold.html
Sep 16, 2017
1203 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12345472.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rimsky-Korsakov's best known work. An excellent example of outstanding orchestration and melody. This work is a MUST for every classical music library. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p451/Rimsky-Korsakov%3A_Scheherazade.html
Sep 15, 2017
1201 Verdi: Il Corsaro (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12344254.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A rebroadcast from Season 12. Pirates, intrigue and a harem for good measure. This rarely performed masterpiece is a must for any true fan of Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice. Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p450/Verdi%3A_Il_Corsaro.html
Sep 14, 2017
1306 Wagner: Lohengrin (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11753901.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Lohengrin, WWV 75, is a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850. The story of the eponymous character is taken from medieval German romance, notably the Parzival of Wolfram von Eschenbach and its sequel, Lohengrin, written by a different author, itself inspired by the epic of Garin le Loherain. It is part of the Knight of the Swan tradition. The opera has inspired other works of art. King Ludwig II of Bavaria named his fairy-tale castle "New Swan Castle", or "Neuschwanstein", after the Swan Knight. It was King Ludwig's patronage that later gave Wagner the means and opportunity to compose, build a theatre for, and stage his epic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung. The most popular and recognizable part of the opera is the Bridal Chorus, better known as "Here Comes the Bride", often played as a processional at weddings in the West. This broadcast is made possible by Flowers.FM. Please utilize Flowers.FM for all of your floral needs. CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p173/1306_Wagner%3A_Lohengrin.html
Sep 13, 2017
1305 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11729461.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Fantastic Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, Opus 14, is one of the landmark programmed works of the early Romantic era. Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelic drugs because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature. Also the symphony suggests that Hector Berlioz composed at least a portion of it under the influence of opium. According to Bernstein, “Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip and you wind up screaming at your own funeral.” This work first interested Ken when he was 15 years old. Ken liked the erratic nature of the rhythms and the offbeat syncopated passages. He also loved Berlioz’s description of what music should be like when he appeared in court to defend his compositions. Berlioz testified that music was meant to be felt and not just heard. Ken is sure many of today’s rock and roll musicians can also agree with Berlioz. So here is Fantastic Symphony, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz as performed by the CMD German Opera Orchestra of Berlin and conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p75/Berlioz%3A_Symphonie_Fantastique.html
Sep 12, 2017
1301 Wagner: Tannhäuser (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11702114.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Tannhäuser (full title Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg - Tannhäuser and the Minstrel's Contest at the Wartburg) is an 1845 opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on two German legends; Tannhäuser, the legendary medieval German Minnesänger and poet, and the tale of the Wartburg Song Contest. The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner's mature work. Performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Conducted by Dominque Beaulieu Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p74/Wagner%3A_Tannhauser.html
Sep 09, 2017
13212 Richard Strauss: Don Juan and Korngold: Sea Hawk
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12342515.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 <br />Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk (complete restored version) </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Joana Filipe Martinez - Producer and Conductor <br />CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p448/Strauss%3A_Don_Juan%2C_Op._20_and_Korngold%3A_The_Sea_Hawk_%28restored_version%29.html" target="_blank"> Purchase HERE</a></span></p>
Sep 08, 2017
1346 Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12340272.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The World's Most Difficult Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1 Joana Filipe Martinez, solo piano and producer Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra
Sep 07, 2017
1253 Wagner: Flying Dutchman (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11643870.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Flying Dutchman (German: Der fliegende Holländer), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography Mein Leben that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea crossing he made from Riga to London in July and August 1839. In his 1843 Autobiographic Sketch, Wagner acknowledged he had taken the story from Heinrich Heine's retelling of the legend in his 1833 satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski (Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski).[1] The central theme is redemption through love. Wagner conducted the premiere at the Semper Oper in Dresden in 1843. This work shows early attempts at operatic styles that would characterise his later music dramas. In Der fliegende Holländer Wagner uses a number of leitmotifs (literally, "leading motifs") associated with the characters and themes. The leitmotifs are all introduced in the overture, which begins with a well-known ocean or storm motif before moving into the Dutchman and Senta motifs. Wagner originally wrote the work to be performed without intermission – an example of his efforts to break with tradition – and, while today's opera houses sometimes still follow this directive, it is also performed in a three-act version. Kenneth Hedgecock conducts the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p85/Wagner%3A_The_Flying_Dutchman.html
Sep 06, 2017
1249 Wagner: Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11538876.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The opera is set in Rome and is based on the life of Cola di Rienzi (1313–1354), a late medieval Italian populist figure who succeeds in outwitting and then defeating the nobles and their followers and in raising the power of the people. Magnanimous at first, he is forced by events to crush the nobles' rebellion against the people's power, but popular opinion changes and even the Church, which had urged him to assert himself, turns against him. In the end the populace burns the Capitol, in which Rienzi and a few adherents have made a last stand. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Berlin Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p84/Wagner%3A_Rienzi%2C_the_Last_of_the_Tribunes.html
Sep 02, 2017
13212 R Strauss: Aus Italien, Op. 16
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12333540.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Aus Italien (From Italy), Op. 16, is a tone poem for full orchestra composed by Richard Strauss in 1886 when he was 22 years old. It was inspired by the composer's visit to Italy (encouraged by Johannes Brahms) in the summer of the same year, where he travelled to Rome, Bologna, Naples, Sorrento, Salerno, and Capri. He began to sketch the work while still on the journey. The full score of the work, Strauss's first tone poem, was completed in Munich on September 12, 1886. The work is named by the composer as "Symphonic Fantasy", and is dedicated to his mentor Hans von Bülow. It is the only work by Richard Strauss for which he himself wrote a specific program. The entire work takes over forty minutes to perform. Strauss incorporated the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà" into the symphony's fourth part "Scenes from Neapolitan Life", thinking it was a traditional Italian folk song, when it was in fact a piece written by Luigi Denza in 1880. Denza filed a lawsuit against Strauss and eventually won. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p444/R_Strauss%3A_Aus_Italien%2C_Op._16.html
Sep 01, 2017
1114 Verdi: Attila (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12331951.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Attila is an opera in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the 1809 play Attila, König der Hunnen (Attila, King of the Huns) by Zacharias Werner. The opera received its first performance at La Fenice in Venice on 17 March 1846. Ezio's act 2 aria of heroic resolution È gettata la mia sorte ("My lot is cast, I am prepared for any warfare") is a fine example of a characteristic Verdian genre, and it achieved fame in its own time with audiences in the context of the adoption of a liberal constitution by Ferdinand II. Other contemporary comment praised the work as suitable for the "political education of the people", while, in contrast, others criticised the opera as "Teutonic" in nature. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p123/Verdi%3A_Attila.html
Aug 30, 2017
1345 Mahler Symphony 6
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12329181.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Symphony No. 6 in A minor by Gustav Mahler is a symphony in four movements, composed in 1903 and 1904 (revised 1906; scoring repeatedly revised). Mahler conducted the work's first performance at the Saalbau concert hall in Essen on May 27, 1906. It is sometimes referred to by the nickname Tragische ("Tragic"). Mahler composed the symphony at what was apparently an exceptionally happy time in his life, as he had married Alma Schindler in 1902, and during the course of the work's composition his second daughter was born. This contrasts with the tragic, even nihilistic, ending of No. 6. Both Alban Berg and Anton Webern praised the work when they first heard it. Berg expressed his opinion of the stature of this symphony in a 1908 letter to Webern: "Es gibt doch nur eine VI. trotz der Pastorale." (There is only one Sixth, despite the Pastoral.) Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p440/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._6_%22Tragic%22.html
Aug 23, 2017
R Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12328952.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />An Alpine Symphony (Eine Alpensinfonie), Op. 64, is a tone poem written by German composer Richard Strauss in 1915. Though labelled as a symphony by the composer, this piece forgoes the conventions of the traditional multi-movement symphony and consists of twenty-two continuous sections of music. The story of An Alpine Symphony depicts the experiences of eleven hours (from daybreak just before dawn to the following nightfall) spent climbing an Alpine mountain. An Alpine Symphony is one of Strauss's largest non-operatic works in terms of performing forces: the score calls for about 125 players in total. Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor ​CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Order now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p439/R_Strauss%3A_An_Alpine_Symphony.html
Aug 25, 2017
1110 Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12326975.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Simon Boccanegra is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez, whose play El trovador had been the basis for Verdi's 1853 opera, Il trovatore. Simon Boccanegra was first performed at Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 12 March 1857. Given the complications of the original plot and the generally poor popular response - although the critical one was more encouraging - the opera dropped out of favour after 1866. Finally, 23 years later, Verdi's publisher persuaded the composer to revise the opera, with text changes to be prepared by Arrigo Boito, the librettist who aspired to work with the aging composer on a project which eventually became a new opera, Otello, but to which Verdi had not totally committed at that time. The revised version of Simon Boccanegra, with the now-famous Council Chamber scene, was first performed at La Scala in Milan on 24 March 1881. It is this version which is the one frequently performed today. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p95/Verdi%3A_Simon_Boccanegra.html
Aug 23, 2017
1102 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #20 (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12322396.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rebroadcast from Oct. 9, 2014 of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida. For information, please visit: www.LaMusicaFestival.org In this episode we will hear: Francaix: String Trio Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 1 Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97
Aug 20, 2017
1105 Verdi: Luisa Miller
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_10064305.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Luisa Miller is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) by the German dramatist Friedrich von Schiller. Verdi's initial idea for a new opera - for which he had a contract going back over several years - was rejected by the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He attempted to negotiate his way out of this obligation and, when that failed, Cammarano came up with the idea of adapting the Schiller play with which Verdi was familiar. The process was set in motion, with Verdi still living and working on initial ideas from Paris, where he had been living for almost two years before moving back to his home town of Busseto in the summer of 1849. It was from there that he wrote the music and traveled to Naples for rehearsals; the first performance, was given on 8 December 1849. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Recorded by Classical Music Discoveries ​ This was Verdi's 15th opera and it is regarded as beginning the composer's "middle period". Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p94/_Verdi%3A_Luisa_Miller.html
Aug 16, 2017
1343 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12289166.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rachmaninoff composed the concerto in the peaceful setting of his family's country estate, Ivanovka, completing it on September 23, 1909. Contemporary with this work are his First Piano Sonata and his tone poem The Isle of the Dead. The concerto is respected, even feared, by many pianists. Josef Hofmann, the pianist to whom the work is dedicated, never publicly performed it, saying that it "wasn't for" him. Gary Graffman lamented he had not learned this concerto as a student, when he was "still too young to know fear". Due to time constraints, Rachmaninoff could not practice the piece while in Russia. Instead, he practiced it on a silent keyboard that he brought with him while en route to the United States. The concerto was first performed on November 28, 1909 by Rachmaninoff himself with the now-defunct New York Symphony Society with Walter Damrosch conducting, at the New Theater (later rechristened the Century Theater). It received a second performance under Gustav Mahler several weeks later, an "experience Rachmaninoff treasured." Joana Filipe Martinez, piano Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris
Aug 12, 2017
1344 Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12308742.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Violin Concerto was commissioned by Blair Fairchild, an American composer, diplomat, and the patron of the young Polish violinist Samuel Dushkin. Willy Strecker of B. Schotts Söhne, Stravinsky's music publisher at the time (and also a friend of Dushkin's), asked Stravinsky to compose a concerto for Dushkin. Though Stravinsky was reluctant, citing unfamiliarity with the instrument, Strecker assured the composer that Dushkin would consult about technical matters (White 1979, 368). Stravinsky noted in his autobiography that Dushkin's availability for such advice was a factor in his undertaking the Violin Concerto (Stravinsky 1962, 165) He also sought the opinion of composer and violist Paul Hindemith, who allayed Stravinsky's fears, suggesting that his unfamiliarity with the instrument might help him come up with new possibilities. Stravinsky met with Dushkin at Strecker's residence in Wiesbaden and decided to go ahead. Diana Semenova, violin Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p429/Stravinsky%3A_Violin_Concerto_in_D.html
Aug 11, 2017
1101 Verdi: A Masked Ball (English) - Rebroadcast
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_9986231.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Our most popular broadcast in our 13 year history! This performance was heard over 500 million times in China alone its very first month in October of 2015. Now own this astounding performance on CD. Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and conducted by Antonio Rossi. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p120/Verdi%3A_A_Masked_Ball.html
Aug 09, 2017
13144 Mozart Minuets Composed at Age 17
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12304291.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Minuets composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 17 6 Minuets, K. 164 16 Minuets, K. 176 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor ​CMD Philharmonic of Paris Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p428/Mozart_Minuets_at_Age_17.html
Aug 08, 2017
1244 Wagner: Das Liebesverbot (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12292812.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Das Liebesverbot (The Ban on Love, WWV 38), is an early opera in two acts by Richard Wagner, with the libretto written by the composer after Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Described as a Große komische Oper, it was composed in 1834, and Wagner conducted the premiere in 1836 at Magdeburg. Poorly attended and with a lead singer who forgot the words and had to improvise, it was a resounding flop and its second performance had to be cancelled after a fist-fight between the prima donna's husband and the lead tenor broke out backstage before the curtain had even risen; only three people were in the audience. It was never performed again in Wagner's lifetime. Wagner's second opera, and his first to be performed, has many signs of an early work: the style is modelled closely on contemporary French and Italian comic opera. It is also referred to as the forgotten comedy, in that only two of Wagner's works are comedies, the other being Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Aug 05, 2017
1226 Puccini: Il trittico (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11267408.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Il Trittico, or The Triptych, is the title of a collection of three one-act operas consisting of Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. The operas were composed around 1904 and each opera was originally planned to reflect one part of Dante’s Divine Comedy. However, only Gianni Schicchi is based on Dante’s epic poem. Puccini intended for all 3 operas should be performed as a set, however, it is very common today for only one or two operas to be performed together and sometimes only one opera will be performed with another one-act opera by another composer. This recording, by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice is now available at our online store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co.
Aug 04, 2017
13119 Mozart Piano Concertos 1-4 (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12292697.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />We wanted to rebroadcast this show since it was mentioned in "13143 Basking in the Light." We thought many of you would want to revisit this. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began learning how to compose piano and harpsichord concertos when he was 11 years old. Unlike his studies of the art of opera composition by other composers, his father, Leopold, handled young Mozart’s education of the complex structural problems of composing in the piano concerto form. Piano concertos 1 through 4 were probably devised by Leopold as a compositional teaching method for Wolfgang. Though these works were long considered to be original, we now know that the concertos are actually orchestrations of sonatas by various German composers. Each sonata was re-imagined by Mozart into the form of a complete piano concerto. To support this theory, Leopold excluded the first four concertos from his 1768 list of Wolfgang’s early compositions suggesting that Leopold may not have considered them true compositions by his son. Also, the autographs of the four works show them to be joint projects by father and son and concerto number 4 is mainly in Leopold’s hand.
Aug 03, 2017
13143 Mozart Basking in the Light
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12288759.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />While Mozart was basking in the light of his first successful opera, Lucio Silla, he composed 4 of his finest works as a 17-year-old in rapid succession. Piano Concerto No 5 in D, K. 175 String Quintet No. 1 in B-flat, K. 174 Symphony No. 24 in B-flat, K. 182 Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 Featuring: Joana Filipe Martinez, piano Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p424/Mozart_Basking_in_the_Light.html
Aug 01, 2017
1342 The World's Most Difficult Piano Sonatas
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12283655.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Joana Filipe Martinez performs the world's most difficult piano sonatas. 1. Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 2. Beethoven: Hammerklavier 3. Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor 4. Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p422/The_World%27s_Most_Difficult_Piano_Sonatas.html
Jul 29, 2017
1340 Mahler: Symphony No. 5
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12252299.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Another landmark recording under the baton of Kenneth Hedgecock, the greatest and yet, the almost completely unknown conductor of Gustav Mahler. Hear Symphony No. 5 in its truest form with absolutely NO apologies for having too much brass in the symphony. You may have heard Mahler's 5th Symphony before, but never like this! Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p412/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._5.html
Jul 13, 2017
1202 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 30 (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_10946414.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />This rebroadcast of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival features music by Brahms, Murphy and Villa-Lobos.
Jul 08, 2017
1239 Wagner: Die Feen (rebroadcast)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_11420771.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />A rebroadcast of Wagner's first opera! Enter the magical world of fairies. While other fairies amuse themselves in a fairy garden, Zemina and Farzana discuss how their mistress Ada, a half-fairy, has renounced her immortality to spend her life with Arindal, the mortal whom she loves. The fairy-king has set a condition which Farzana believes that Arindal will not fulfil even with the help of the magician Groma. Nevertheless, they get the other fairies and spirits to pledge their help in separating Ada from the mortal. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p79/Wagner%3A_Die_Feen.html
Jul 01, 2017
Mahler: Symphonies 3 and 4
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12217513.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mahler’s 3rd and 4th Symphonies together comprise his longest symphony. Separately the 3rd remains his longest symphony and the 4th his shortest symphony. The 3rd symphony is also the longest symphony in the orchestral repertoire which is also the 10th most popular symphony according to the BBC Music Magazine. The 3rd symphony consists of 6 movements and describes, to Mahler, what each part of nature tells him of God. Part 1 of the symphony, which consists of the 1st movement, is described as Pan Awakening, Summer Marching In and What the Mountains Tell Me of God. Part 2, which consists of movements 2 through 6, are described as: What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me of God What the Animals in the Forest Tell Me of God What Man Tells Me of God What the Angels Tell Me of God and What Love Tells Me of God Part 3 of the symphony, “Heavenly Life,” was removed from the 3rd Symphony and was expanded into his 4th Symphony. This allowed expansion on the idea of what life in Heaven was like and also in order to prevent making Symphony No. 3 too long. However, in an effort to re-create Mahler’s original intent, Classical Music Discoveries has put the symphonies together as one complete symphony and has divided the symphony into its original 3 parts, or acts, so to speak. This performance is by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin and conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p407/Mahler%3A_Symphonies_3_and_4.html
Jun 22, 2017
1338 La Musica #45
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12207741.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In our 45th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour, we will be pleased to hear: String Trio in B-flat Major by Franz Schubert String Quintet in A Major by Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio in G minor by Smetana Musicians are: Federico Agostini and Cecilia Ziano - violins Hsin-Yun Huang, Bruno Giuranna - violas JeongHyoun Lee, Antonio Meneses - cellos Derek Han - piano This concert was recorded live on April 9, 2017. We wish to thank the staff and musicians from La Musica International Chamber Music Festival for allowing us to broadcast this concert to our international audience. Order now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p403/1338_La_Musica_Chamber_Music_Hour_%2345.html
Jun 17, 2017
1335 Mahler: 2nd Symphony "Resurrection"
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12152099.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The greatest event for all mankind is yet to happen. That event will be the resurrection of the dead. Every human being, that has ever lived, will have their eternal spirit united with an eternal and perfected body, never to be parted again. The righteous will be resurrected first with the unrighteous being resurrected lastly after the millennium. The 2nd symphony, or the Resurrection Symphony, of Gustav Mahler envisions man’s death, remembrance of his life and questioning if there is life after death, and culminates with the glorious event of the resurrection of all mankind. Our performance, by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin, conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock is fully orchestrated as follows: 4 flutes and 4 piccolos 4 oboes and 2 English horns 3 clarinets and a bass clarinet 3 E-flat clarinets 4 bassoons and contra-bassoon 10 french horns 10 trumpets 4 trombones Tuba 7 timpani 5 snare drums 2 bass drums 2 pairs of cymbals 2 triangles Glockenspiel 3 untuned bells Rute 2 tam-tams Pipe organ Soprano solo Alto solo Mixed chorus of 255 voices 2 harps And 175 strings You can purchase this digital recording at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p385/Mahler%3A_Symphony_No._2_%22Resurrection%22.html
May 20, 2017
1334 La Musica Chamber Music Hour #44
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12136723.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In our 44th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour, we will be pleased to hear: Keyboard Quartet in G Major, WB 66 by Johann Christian Bach Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23 by Antonin Dvorak Musicians are: Cecilia Ziano, Federico Agostini and Claudio Cruz - violins Daniel Avshalomov, Bruno Giuranna - violas JeongHyoun Lee, Antonio Meneses - cellos Derek Han - piano This concert was recorded live on April 6, 2017. We wish to thank the staff and musicians from La Musica International Chamber Music Festival for allowing us to broadcast this concert to our international audience.
May 13, 2017
13130 Mozart - The Freemason Works
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12105072.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Becoming a Freemason was very important to Mozart. He was admitted as an apprentice on December 14, 1784. He was promoted to a journeyman Mason on January 7, 1785 and he became a master Mason shortly thereafter. Many of the lodges had many composers as members and since young Mozart was widely considered the best composer of them all, he was freely admitted and welcomed in all the lodges throughout Europe. Mozart’s position within the Masonic movement sided on the rationalist, Enlightenment-inspired membership, as opposed to those members oriented with the mystical occult. They believed that the conventional social rank was not coincident with the nobility of spirit, but that people of the lowly class could be noble in spirit just as nobly born could be mean-spirited. This view appears in Mozart’s operas; for example, in “The Marriage of Figaro”, the low-born Figaro is the hero and the noble Count is the villain. The Freemasons used music in their ceremonies as they believed that “the purpose of music in the Masonic ceremonies is to spread good thoughts and unity among the members” so that they could “be united in the idea of innocence and joy.” Available now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p371/Mozart_-_The_Freemason_Works.html
Apr 26, 2017
1330 La Musica Chamber Music Hour 43
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12088752.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The 31st season of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival was another smashing success. However, don’t be dismayed, over the next several months we will revisit the music of these concerts. In this broadcast we will play for you the opening concert from April 3, 2017. You will hear: Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio in D minor, No. 1, Op. 49 Webern’s “Langsamer Satz for String Quartet” Richard Strauss’ “Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13” Musicians are: Federico Agostini, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han, Claudio Cruz, Cecilia Ziano, JeongHyoun Lee and Bruno Giuranna
Apr 15, 2017
13206 JS Bach: Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12084145.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 was composed in Leipzig and first performed on April 1, 1725. The first version of the work was called a cantata and later was upgraded to an oratorio when it was revised 10 years later in 1735. The work was originally based on another secular cantata by Bach which is a lost work, although the libretto still survives. Picander, the author of the cantata, is also the likely author of the oratorio. Unlike the Christmas Oratorio, the Easter Oratorio has no narrator, but has 4 characters assigned to the 4 voice parts. Simon Peter (tenor) and John the Apostle (bass) appear in the first duet and are hurrying to Jesus’ tomb. Finding the tomb empty, they meet Mary Magdalene (alto) and the “other Mary”, Mary Jacobe (soprano). The mixed choir appears only in the final movement and in some versions of the work, partly in the beginning duet. The performance by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, a mixed chorus, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, english horn, bassoon, 2 recorders, transverse flute, 2 violins, viola and continuo. This performance is available in our online music store - http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p364/J.S._Bach%3A_Easter_Oratorio%2C_BWV_249.html
Apr 13, 2017
13126 Mozart - The Milan Period
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12055356.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As we near the end of the Mozart’s tour of Italy, we find the Mozart family concluding their tour in Milan Italy. Here the 15-year-old Mozart would compose his last symphonies in the city of Milan and also, one of his most emotional symphonies, which we will play in next week’s broadcast. However, now we will play Symphony in C Major or Symphony 46. This 4-movement symphony is scored for 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings. Bassoons and a harpsichord could also be used, if available, to reinforce the bass line and to act as a continuo. The authenticity of the symphony is uncertain as the autograph page was destroyed in World War 2. Symphony 13 in F Major is also in 4 movements. The 2nd movement is scored for strings alone. The 3rd movement is a minuet and may have been composed earlier and inserted into the symphony. It is noteworthy that the minuet is entirely in Leopold’s hand. Symphony 13 is the last conventional symphony written by Wolfgang. Beginning with Symphony 14, which we will cover next week, Wolfgang begins to leave the traditional classical period style behind and begins to evolve music into the very early romantic era, a truly astounding feat for a young teenager of 15. This symphony is scored for strings, 2 oboes, 2 horns, bassoon and continuo. Divertimento 1, while the title is in the hand of Leopold, this previously considered lost work, is scored for 2 clarinets, 2 horns or wind ensemble and strings and is widely considered to be a work composed exclusively by Wolfgang. In this work, we find one of the earliest uses of the clarinet by Wolfgang. The clarinet was not a standard instrument in the classical period orchestra, however, from this point on, Wolfgang would employ the use of clarinets whenever they were available. Thank you for listening to these closing works of Mozart’s Milan period. These works are performed by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris under the direction of Dominique Beaulieu. This recording is available now in our online store ClassicalRecordings.co Order this CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p357/Mozart_-_The_Milan_Period.html
Mar 31, 2017
1326 Wiltrud Weber Global Acoustic Project
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12046448.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Wiltrud Weber is an international vocal phenomenon. Singing in no less than nine languages, her unique, classically-trained style fuses operatic grandeur with unforgettably rich and colorful interpretations of jazz, folk and world music. Weber’s distinctive soprano voice has been called “haunting” and “soaring”—and her capacity to connect with an audience guarantees Wiltrud’s performances are unforgettable, transformational experiences. The winner of the coveted Karl Erb Stiftung music scholarship, Weber studied classical singing and piano at the Freiburg and the Frankfurt Music School before performing as solo soprano in oratorios, song recitals and operas throughout Germany with high-profile ensembles and orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlin Symphonic Orchestra. Purchase this CD here: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p337/Wiltrud_Weber_-_Global_Acoustic_Project.html
Mar 25, 2017
13125 Mozart: The 17 Church Sonatas
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/29/6f/khedgecock/1400x1400_12023900.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Mozart composed 17 Church Sonatas between 1772 and 1780. These church sonatas are short single-movement pieces that were performed during a celebration of the Mass between the Epistle and the Gospel. Three of the sonatas include more orchestral scorings including oboes, horns, trumpets and timpani. However, the more common sonatas were scored for 2 violins and a continuo. All the sonatas were commissioned by the Archbishop of Salzburg and were meant to go with specific religious mass settings. Mozart was very important to the Archbishop, so important in fact, that after Mozart left Salzburg, there was a mandate that the congregation sing hymns in place of the church sonata. Thus, the Archbishop did not commission a new composer after the departure of young Mozart. Today, these 17 church sonatas are very often overlooked as not important to the Mozart musical catalog. However, here at Classical Music Discoveries, we would like to differ from the consensus concerning the church sonatas. We will play all 17 sonatas in order of composition, and we hope that our listeners will pay very close attention to these works as they give many hints as to what will come in future compositions by Mozart. We believe that Mozart used these sonatas to explore musical ideas that he would develop and use in future compositions. So, we believe that the Church Sonatas were an important musical sketchbook to Mozart. These sonatas are performed by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris and this recording is available now at ClassicalRecordings.co Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p356/Mozart%3A_The_17_Church_Sonatas.html
Mar 22, 2017