Lee Ritenour,guitar and Dave Grusin, piano
Beautiful melodies by Bach, Bartok, Villa-Lobos, Mompou and Segovia with a contemporary edge
Their chamber orchestra and tracks with soprano Renne Fleming, Gil Shaham, violinist and
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello.
Two contemporary Jazz giants display their classical training.
GLUCK:Iphigenia in Tauris Martin Pearlman and The Boston Baroque Ensemble with their performance of the Greek tragedy (fp, Paris,1779)
Soprano, Christine Goerke and Baritone, Rodney Gilfrey. On period instruments, 2 discs with commentary by Pearlman. (31 AUG 2000)
O Magnum Mysterium Robert Shaw Singers
Telarc presents a compilation featuring four previously unreleased tracks recorded by the late Robert Shaw in 1989.
After retiring as the Music Direcrtor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1988 he founded the Robert Shaw Choral Institute and
lead summer fesivals in southern France and Greenville SC. In these select arenas he found some of the finest singers
in the country for these a cappella recordings. Shaw made his final recordings for Telarc in late 1998 just before his death.
Hear them in this recording with several other selections taken from previously released material making a beautiful
compilation. O Magnum
Mysterium (13 AUG 2000)
Simply Baroque II
Yo-Yo Ma, cello;
Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
BACH; BOCCHERINI - SONY CLASSICAL
(10 AUG 2000)
Composed by Zbigniew PREISNER, Ten Easy Pieces For Piano performed by Leszek Mozdzer, piano.
We auditioned the CD and found it to be relaxing and lush keyboard music.
Many may be familiar with Preisner's scores for Kieslowski films. 10 Easy Pieces is something different following his work A Requiem for a Friend. This CD captures pianistic simplicity, and is a must for any fan.
(10 AUG 2000)
Dolora Zajick: The Art of the Dramatic Soprano with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Rosekrans, cond.
Dramatic Verdi Mezzo, Dolora Zajick has sung the composer's three most popular roles all over the world. This is her first solo CD, although she has sung starring roles on several recordings of complete operas.
This recording features popular arias from Cavalleria, Don Carlo, Macbeth and others. Born in Oregon and raised in Nevada she has degrees from University of Nevada. Debut with San Francisco Opera.
MET Opera 1999-2000 season.
MOZART: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chorus, soloists.
Sir Charles Mackerras and a fine cast bring a unique perspective to Mozart's tale of love and adventure in the seraglio.
Audio from a BBC filmed presentation in association with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts.
Sir Charles fifth Moxart opera recording for Telarc, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus. Singers include
Turkish coloratura soprano Yelda Kodalli, tenor Paul Groves of The MET NYC.
(13 AUG 2000)
J S Bach ~ Trio Sonatas
by Shawn Leopard and John Paul.
LYRICHORD. Debut recording with two gut-stringed harpsichords.
Delightful and satisfying Bach by two harpsichord transcription specialists.
(30 JUL 2000)
Chinese Baroque Players VIVALDI: FOUR SEASONS
~ Performed on traditional Chinese instruments.
. Arranged and conducted by Choo Boon Chong. Played on ERHU and PIPA
for a great listening experience of The Four Seasons.
Recorded in a country home in Tai Po, China with unique sound.
(29 JUL 2000)
CELLO ~ Barry Phillips, cello. GOURD MUSIC.
Traditional and contemporary cello solos, duos and trios from Europe,
Asia and North America to create a lstening experience spanning centuries,
continents and instruments from 1300 to 2000.
29 JUL 2000)
Out of the BlueMusica Intavolata
Trio from Israel plays music of Telemann, JC Bach, Andrew Parcham and Francesco Mancini. The album title song by Musica Intavolata concludes the CD. Drora Bruck, recorder, Miri Singer, harpsichrd and Isidoro Roitman, archlute have performed all over Europe.
Fantasie Variations on Tales of Love
This new CD by pianist Daniel Abrams
... is a treat for all who love both opera
and piano. Abrams took the classical musical world by storm when he made his
New York City debut at Town Hall back in the late 50's. Abrams started writing "Fantasie Variations on Tristan
und Isolde" (the featured work on his new CD) following a dream in which
Wagner came and spoke three words to him. This is not a transcription. The
music is, however, based on themes and motifs from the opera and written in
the style of the composer. Also on
the CD is Fantasia on "Der Freischutz" and Chaconne on Dido's Lament from
"Dido and Aeneas."
(29 JUL 2000)