Six Evolutions: Bach Cello Suites

Yo-Yo Ma will release SIX EVOLUTIONS – BACH: CELLO SUITES (Sony Classical), his third and final recording of these works, on August 17, 2018.

Bach’s Cello Suites have been my constant musical companions,” Ma says of the music. “For almost six decades, they have given me sustenance, comfort, and joy during times of stress, celebration, and loss. What power does this music possess that even today, after three hundred years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times?”

 

Yo-Yo Ma is more convinced than ever of the suites’ ability to create shared meaning that extends far beyond the here and now. The suites’ collective vision – at once divergent and coherent, empathic and objective – reminds us of all that connects us despite an increasingly discordant public conversation.

 

Bach and his Cello Suites entered Yo-Yo Ma's life when he was four, when he learned the first measure of the ‘Prélude’ to Suite No. 1 under his father's instruction, and these works have been a through-line in his life. His Grammy Award-winning, first complete recording of the suites, was made in his late twenties. His second, INSPIRED BY BACH, was released in his early forties and recorded alongside a multi-genre, collaborative exploration of the works. Both previous recordings of the Cello Suites, also on Sony Classical, became landmarks in the history of classical discography, as well as milestones in Ma’s musical life. SIX EVOLUTIONS begins a new chapter in the cellist’s 58-year relationship with this music.

 

“Now that I’m in my sixties,” Ma says, “I realize that my sense of time has changed, both in life and in music, at once expanded and compressed. Music, like all of culture, helps us to understand our environment, each other, and ourselves. Culture helps us to imagine a better future. Culture helps turn ‘them’ into ‘us.’ And these things have never been more important."

 

The August release of SIX EVOLUTIONS also signals the beginning of a two-year, six-continent journey in which Yo-Yo Ma will devote himself to Bach’s music, playing all six Cello Suites in single sittings in familiar and unlikely locations.

 

Ma wants to share Bach’s music with an exceptionally large and diverse audience, in celebration of culture’s role in society. Accompanying each performance will be events that seek to put culture in action by bringing people and organizations together to address pressing social issues. Ma believes that at a time of rapid change, culture must play a central role in shaping our future.


TRACKLISTING CD1

1. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - I. Prélude

2. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - II. Allemande

3. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - III. Courante

4. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - IV. Sarabande

5. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - V. Menuets I & II

6. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - VI. Gigue

7. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - I. Prélude

8. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - II. Allemande

9. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - III. Courante

10. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - IV. Sarabande

11. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - V. Menuets I & II

12. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - VI. Gigue

13. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 - I. Prélude

14. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 - II. Allemande

15. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 - III. Courante

16. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 - IV. Sarabande

17. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 - V. Bourrées I & II

18. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 - VI. Gigue

 

TRACKLISTING CD2

1. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 - I. Prélude

2. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 - II. Allemande

3. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 - III. Courante

4. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 - IV. Sarabande

5. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 - V. Bourrées I & II

6. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010 - VI. Gigue

7. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - I. Prélude

8. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - II. Allemande

9. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - III. Courante

10. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - IV. Sarabande

11. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - V. Gavottes I & II

12. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 - VI. Gigue

13. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - I. Prélude

14. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - II. Allemande

15. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - III. Courante

16. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - IV. Sarabande

17. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - V. Gavottes I & II

18. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 - VI. Gigue

 

The Essential Joshua Bell (2CD)

The Essential Joshua Bell (2CD)

by Joshua Bell
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CD 1

1 Tchaikovsky: Danse russe from Swan Lake, Op. 20 (Act III)

2 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace from Concerto In E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64

3 Chopin: Nocturne

4 Puccini: O mio babbino caro (From "Gianni Schicchi")

5 Goldmark: III.  Moderato - Allegretto from Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28

6 Debussy: Beau soir

7 Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

8 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: May Breezes from Songs without Words, Op. 62, No. 1

9 Massenet: Elegie: O doux printemps d'autrefois

10 Paganini: The Carnival of Venice

11 Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1

Beethoven: III. Rondo. Allegro from Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61


CD2

1 Gershwin: I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso from Three Preludes

2 Gershwin: Nice Work If You Can Get It

3 G. Gershwin; I Gershwin: I Got Rhythm

4 Hess : Ladies in Lavender

5 Corigliano: The Red Violin

6 Corigliano: Pope's Concert

7 Corigliano: Coitus Musicalis; Victoria's Departure

8 Bernstein; Corigliano: Make Our Garden Grow from Candide

9 Bernstein: Excerpt from West Side Story Suite

10 Bernstein: New York, New York from On the Town

11 Hess : Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

12 Meyer: Short Trip Home

13 Meyer: BT

14 Meyer; Bush; Marshall: Death by Triple Fiddle

15 Chopin; Meyer; Fleck: Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 6, No. 1

16 G. Gershwin; I, Gershwin: Love Is Here To Stay

A Life in Music (2CD)

Jose Carreras A Life in Music (2CD)

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A Life in Music (2CD)

by Jose Carreras
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ABOUT THE ALBUM

CD 1: 
This CD presents the program of the world tour. With "Je te veux" by Erik Satie, "The impossible Dream" from the musical "The Man of La Mancha", "Libiamo, libiamo ne´lieti calici" from Verdi's "La Traviata", "Some enchanted Evening" from the musical "South Pacific".

CD 2: 
This CD presents a "Best of" of José Carreras's best known opera roles: Tosca, Turandot, Werther, Carmen and others including the famous "Nessun Dorma" and "Non piangere Liù" from Puccini's "Turandot".

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

José Carreras is a Catalan tenor from Barcelona who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini. Born in Barcelona, he made his debut on the operatic stage at 11 as Trujamán in Manuel de Falla's El retablo de Maese Pedro and went on to a career that encompassed over 60 roles, performed in the world's leading opera houses and in numerous recordings.

He gained fame with a wider audience as one of the Three Tenors along with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in a series of mass concerts that began in 1990.


TRACKLISTING:


CD 1

1 M.P. Costa: Era de Maggio

2 Edvard Grieg: T'estimo (I Love Thee)

3 Franz Schubert: Ave Maria

4 Erik Satie: Je te veux

5 M. Leigh: The Man of La Mancha - The impossible Dream

6.Di Lazzaro: Chitarra Rom

7. Vincenzo Acampora: Vierno

8. Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata - Libiamo, libiamo ne' lieti calici

9. Leoncavallo: Mattinata

10. Elgar: In The Dawn

11. Nardella: Che t’aggia di

12. Bellini: Fenesta Che Lucive

13 Leoncavallo: Sérénade Napolitaine

14 C. Cesarini: Firenze sogna

15 Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II: South Pacific - Some Enchanted Evening

16. Denza: Torna!

17. Johannes Brahms: Guten Abend, gut Nacht


CD 2

1 Giacomo Puccini: Turandot – Nessun Dorma

2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave Verum

3 Giacomo Puccini: Tosca - Dammi i colori ... Recondita armonia

4 Giacomo Puccini: Tosca - E lucevan le stelle

5 Giacomo Puccini: Turandot - Non piangere Liù

6 Umberto Giordano, Luigi Illica: Andrea Chénier - Senza musa. Colpito qui m'avete ov'io

7 Umberto Giordano, Luigi Illica: Andrea Chénier - "Come un bel dì di maggio"

8 Franz Schubert: Mille Cherubini

9 Jules Massenet: Werther - Mais vous ne savez rien de moi

10 Jules Massenet: Werther - Rêve! Extase!

11 Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Tu qui, Santuzza?

12 Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - La tua Santuzza

13 Georges Bizet: Carmen - C'est toi?  C'est moi

14 Georges Bizet: Carmen - Mais moi, Carmen, je t'aime encore

 

Howard Shore: Two Concerti

Lang Lang & Sophie Shao Howard Shore: Two Concerti

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Howard Shore: Two Concerti

by Lang Lang & Sophie Shao
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World-renowned for his many award-winning film scores including “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”, Howard Shore’s latest album “Two Concerti” shows that his immense compositional talents light up not only the cinema screen but the classical concert stage as well. Released on February 17, the album presents two specially commissioned works dedicated to the music of Frédéric Chopin - the piano concerto Ruin & Memory - performed by renowned pianist Lang Lang; and the cello concerto Mythic Gardens performed by award-winning cellist Sophie Shao.

 

Ruin & Memory – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was written in celebration of Chopin’s 200th anniversary and recorded live at its world premiere at the 2010 Beijing Music Festival – whose Arts Foundation commissioned the work. Composed specifically for Lang Lang, Ruin & Memory is Shore’s musical reflection of Chopin’s time and the life he led. About the work Shore explains “The title captures a bit of Chopin’s life, about where he came from and the world he lived in, and what happened when that world was no longer there. The piece is really a love affair with the piano, the intimacy, the tactile perception of that instrument.”

 

For the companion piece Mythic Gardens – Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra was commissioned for Sophie Shao by the American Symphony Orchestra. Shore took his inspiration from the architecture of three classic Italian gardens: Cimbrone, Medici and Visconti Borromeo Litta. The composer elucidates on his various muses “Growing up in Canada, I spent many summers in Northern Ontario. The surrounding natural beauty of the area was and remains a great inspiration. I believe that it is through this love of nature that I was able to connect so well to Tolkien’s work. The natural world influences the form of my compositions when writing for the concert stage as well. However, it is the incredible musicians themselves, such as Sophie Shao and Lang Lang, whose artistry is always at the center of my creativity when composing.”

 

Howard Shore is one of today’s most prolific and accomplished composers - his compositions are performed in concert halls around the world by the most prestigious orchestras and his numerous film scores are heard in cinemas across the globe. His scores for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit" series have garnered him three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, as well as numerous critic’s and festival Awards. Other film scores include “Maps to the Stars”, “The Fly”, “Dead Ringers”, and “Crash” - all by the director David Cronenberg - and six films by Martin Scorsese. His off-screen accomplishments include: an opera of “The Fly” that premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, A song cycle “A Palace Upon the Ruins” featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, and “Fanfare” for the Wanamaker Organ and Brass in Philadelphia. http://www.howardshore.com/

 

Chinese pianist Lang Lang is one of the world’s most prolific and highest-profile performing and recording artists. His spectacular career has taken him from his home town of Shenyang in China to the world’s largest stages including performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. He performs for Presidents, Grammy Award Show audiences and sold-out concert halls alike. He is passionate about bringing classical music to wider audiences and launched the Lang Lang International Music Foundation to cultivate tomorrow’s top pianists and champion classical music education and growing young audiences.  http://langlang.com/

American cellist Sophie Shao is winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions in recent years. She gave the UK premier of Mythic Gardens with the BBC Concert Orchestra and her passionate performances have been noted as “eloquent, powerful” (The New York Times) and “deeply satisfying.” (The Washington Post). http://www.sophieshao.com/


TRACKLISTING

PERFORMED BY LANG LANG
1. Ruin & Memory - I. Andante Nobile
2. Ruin & Memory - II. Largo
3. Ruin & Memory - III. Prestissimo

PERFORMED BY SOPHIE SHAO
4. Mythic Gardens - I. Cimbrone (Moderato)
5. Mythic Gardens - II. Medici (Largo)
6. Mythic Gardens - III. Visconti Borromeo Litta (Presto)


 

Dolce Vita (CD)

Jonas Kaufmann Dolce Vita (CD)

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Dolce Vita (CD)

by Jonas Kaufmann
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Italy! Like nowhere else on earth – the sunshine and sea salt, the smell of citrus and coffee, a flirtatious glance, an incomparable song drawn deep from the heart. Italy and its immortal music have a magical pull on people like no other culture – and Jonas Kaufmann feels this particularly keenly. The new album Dolce vita is his tribute to this culture, this way of life that has conceived one immortal melody after the other for the tenor voice and influenced him so much. Now Sony Classical is proud to present this special collection of timeless Italian songs – sung by “The world’s greatest tenor” (The Daily Telegraph).

 

Jonas Kaufmann has had a special bond with Italy since his youth. Growing up in Germany’s most southern city – Munich, locally known as “the most northern city of Italy” – meant that holidays in Italy were just a car ride away for him and his family. Since spending these childhood holidays playing with local bambini, Jonas Kaufmann has absorbed much more than just the Italian language: long familiar with Italy’s ways, its southern temperament, its love of good food, and its fashion and flair, Jonas feels very much at home in this adopted culture. Naturally, much of the magic and authority that Jonas brings to the opera stage stems from his passion and understanding of this Mediterranean land and its music.

 

But the opera stage is not the only place where the magic of an Italian tenor melody is to be found. Many wondrous songs were written so perfectly for great tenor voices throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, such as Mattinata, which was dedicated to Enrico Caruso; Non ti scordar di me, which was first sung by Beniamino Gigli in the 1935 movie of the same title; and Parlami d’amore, Mariù, written for the future film director Vittorio De Sica to sing in the comedy Gli uomini, che mascalzoni. The passion and beauty of Italian melody can also be heard in such Neapolitan hits as Torna a Surriento, Core ’ngrato and Passione. Even some of today’s pop songs display the unmistakable stamp of italianità, as for example in Un amore così grande, which was first sung and recorded by Mario Del Monaco in 1976, or in Lucio Dalla’s Caruso and Romano Musumarra’s Il canto, written expressly for Luciano Pavarotti.

 

Now Jonas presents his own personal homage to a culture where the influence and beauty of opera are felt far beyond the walls of the opera houses. Jonas recorded the album in Palermo with conductor Asher Fisch and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, who bring their innate Italian flair to this music. Jonas will present the songs live in concert later this season. 


TRACKLISTING

1. Caruso

2. Mattinata

3. Parla più piano (The Godfather theme)

4. Passione

5. Un'amore così grande

6. Il canto

7. Voglio vivere così

8. Core 'ngrato

9. Ti voglio tanto bene 

10. Non ti scordar

11. Fenesta ca lucive

12. Musica proibita

13. Parlami d'amore Mariù

14. Torna a Surriento

15. Volare

16. Rondine

17. Con te partirò (Time to say Goodbye)

18. Il Libro dell’Amore (Book of love)  

Dolce Vita (DVD)

Jonas Kaufmann Dolce Vita (DVD)

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Dolce Vita (DVD)

by Jonas Kaufmann
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In support of the album release comes the accompanying DVD “Dolce Vita” with a 60-minute live concert from Turino’s beautiful Teatro Carignano, as well as a 60-minute documentary-style film.

 

In the documentary "My Italy" Jonas presents a personal reflection on his life-long connection to Italy – a tribute to the land and culture that nurtured his love of music and has produced winning melodies for the tenor voice like no other. It also shows rare childhood footage.

TRACKLIST

A LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE

1. Caruso (Lucio Dalla)

2. Passione (Ernesto Tagliaferri, Nicola Valente, Libero Bovio)

3. Parla più piano (Nino Rota, Gianni Boncompagni)

4. Torna a Surriento (Ernesto de Curtis, Giambattista de Curtis)

5. Musica proibita (Stanislao Gastaldon)

6. Ti voglio tanto bene (Ernesto de Curtis, Domenico Furnò)

7. Fenesta ca lucive (Guillaume Louis Cottrau)

8. Rondine al nido (Vincenzo de Crescenzo, Luigi Sica)

9. Il canto (Romano Musumarra, Luca Barbarossa)

10. Core ’ngrato (Salvatore Cardillo, Riccardo Cordiferro)

11. Voglio vivere così (Giovanni d’Anzi, Tito Manlio)

12. Mattinata (Ruggero Leoncavallo)

 

60-minute live concert, recorded in June 2016 live at Teatro Carignano - Torino, Italy

 

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

RAI National Symphony Orchestra Torino

Jochen Rieder, conductor

 

MY ITALY - A TV Documentary

Presented by Jonas Kaufmann

60-minute documentary-style TV film presented by Jonas exploring his life-long connection to Italy and its culture, interspersed with songs taken from the live Turino concert. Presented in German with English subtitles.

 

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Glass

Amy Dickson Glass

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Glass

by Amy Dickson
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ABOUT THE ALBUM

1: Exploration of Glass’s music by classical saxophonist, Amy Dickson

 

This album continues Amy Dickson’s in-depth exploration of the works of leading contemporary composer, Philip Glass, who celebrates his 80th birthday in January 2017.

 

Amy Dickson’s fascination with Philip Glass’s music began 10 years ago when she discovered Glass’s Violin Concerto. After many hours transcribing the work for the saxophone and learning circular breathing in order to master the work, Amy recorded the Concerto on soprano saxophone in 2008 and this recording has been remastered for this release.

 

Last year, Amy set herself a further challenge - one more difficult than the original - to transcribe Glass’s Violin Sonata.

 

She has also recorded two pieces from the film ‘The Hours’, which have been arranged for saxophone and piano especially for this album.

 

2: Philip Glass’s 80th birthday:

 

The album will be released in the week that Philip Glass turns 80. Coincidentally, 2017 also marks the 30th birthday of the Violin Concerto (which was written as a memorial to Glass’s father), and 15 years since the release of ‘The Hours’.

 

It is also Amy Dickson’s 10th anniversary as a Sony artist, during which time she has released 7 albums.

 

For the Glass Violin Sonata and ‘The Hours’, Amy Dickson is joined by her long-term duo partner, pianist Catherine Milledge, with whom she recorded her first album, ‘Smile’.

 

3: BBC Music Magazine Review of the Glass Concerto:

 

“Amy Dickson’s arrangement for soprano saxophone actually works better than the original (which isn’t too surprising: Glass said he wrote the work for his own sound, not that of the violin). The fast passages sound crisper; the bubbling arpeggios and long slow notes have new varied textures thanks to the saxophone’s reedy depth; the insistent solo interjections in the finale now pierce the orchestra; and occasional violin-specific techniques, such as multiple stopping, are translated with no musical loss. It’s helped by a fine, clear recording (with the best percussion sound of any) with well-focussed wind lines, and the punchiest, best-driven brass power in the nicely-near-chaotic finale”.

 

4: Circular Breathing: 

 

In order to play Glass’s violin music on the soprano saxophone, Amy taught herself to circular breathe, a technique used by players of some wind instruments to produce a continuous tone without interruption. This led to a fascination with breathing techniques and the effect that they can have on health and well-being.

 

In an effort to help others learn to breathe better, Amy Dickson has established a schools’ campaign, ‘Take A Breath’ in association with the UK charity ‘Children and the Arts’. ‘Take A Breath’ aims to teach primary school children how to breathe well so as to be better equipped to deal with stress and anxiety. Initially tested in 2016, the campaign will be presented in schools throughout the UK from January 2017.

 

 Amy has also given a lecture on breathing techniques to students of the Royal College of Music, London.


TRACKLISTING

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano (Arr. for Saxophone and Orchestra) - Movement I

2. Sonata for Violin and Piano (Arr. for Saxophone and Orchestra) - Movement II

3. Sonata for Violin and Piano (Arr. for Saxophone and Orchestra) - Movement III

4. Morning Passages (From "The Hours")

5. Escape! (from "The Hours")

6. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Arr. for Saxophone and Orchestra - I. Crotchet = 104

7. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Arr. for Saxophone and Orchestra - II. Crotchet = 108

8. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Arr. for Saxophone and Orchestra - III. Crotchet = 150

 

MAHLER: DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

Jonas Kaufmann MAHLER: DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

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MAHLER: DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

by Jonas Kaufmann
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Has there ever been a performance of Mahler’s Song of the Earth in which both solo parts were sung by the same vocalist? Probably not, or at least not involving any of the great singers of the last 100 years. And certainly not on any of the 120 or so available recordings. The work, which was posthumously premiered in Munich in 1911, was described by Mahler as a “symphony for tenor, alto (or baritone) and orchestra”. It follows that two soloists have featured in every recording to date: either tenor and baritone or tenor and alto/mezzo soprano.

 

Jonas Kaufmann is the first soloist to be heard singing both parts. The recording will be released by Sony Classical on April 7.

 

The three tenor songs alone pose quite a challenge, particularly the opening “Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde” (Drinking Song of Earth’s Misery). What inspired Jonas Kaufmann to take on the three lower-pitched songs too?

 

“During performances I’ve often wondered why one needs two singers for these six songs. Of course, there are powerful contrasts between the songs and also clear differences in terms of their vocal tessitura. In spite of this, I was attracted by the idea of framing these six songs – despite all their differences – within a single overarching structure extending from the first song to the last. Also, I’m so fond of the songs for lower voice that during performances I get very jealous when listening to my baritone or mezzo colleagues, especially with regard to the final song, ‘Der Abschied’. So I’ve always toyed with the idea of one day singing all six songs.”

 

This idea took shape in June last year: in the tradition-steeped Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, where a number of outstanding Mahler performances have taken place, Jonas Kaufmann joined the Vienna Philharmonic under Jonathan Nott in a performance of Song of the Earth that was subsequently broadcast live.

 

“We can report that this experiment went far beyond the risky test phase and, in the end, became a complete work of art in itself,” according to an article in the Kurier newspaper after the performance. “Such an experiment would normally be considered pretentious but is absolutely logical in the case of Kaufmann, who is thus able to showcase the splendour of his baritone as well as the radiant upper reaches of his range. Besides the enormous amount of energy that went into the performance, which is commendable in itself, the concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Jonathan Nott proved to be a memorable experience of music and lyricism. Even the second song ‘Der Einsame im Herbst’ (The Solitary One in Autumn), which is written for baritone, was sung so touchingly by Jonas Kaufmann that the audience gave gentle applause between the verses. Drawing on brilliant cantilenas, excellent diction and intonation and exemplary phrasing, Kaufmann gave his own original account of the entire work.”

 

What Jonas Kaufmann found most intriguing in the project was the final song, which is the most poignant of them all. This composition by Mahler was influenced by the loss of his daughter Maria Anna, who died of diphtheria at four years of age. This tragedy was compounded when Mahler was forced to resign as director of the Vienna Opera and, not long afterwards, was diagnosed with a severe heart condition. Against this backdrop it is clear why this final song bears the title “Abschied” (Farewell) and contains a funeral march. But Kaufmann sees it as more than just an expression of sorrow and pain:

 

The final passage, with its harps and celesta and its repetition of the word ‘ewig’ (forever), has something redemptive about it: angels are bearing the soul to Paradise. To that extent I hear consolation and hope here. True, I also sense a certain melancholy but basically I feel relaxed, reassured and liberated after the final notes of ‘Der Abschied’.

TRACKLISTING

1. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

2. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde -  II. Der Einsame im Herbst

3. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - III. Von der Jugend

4. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - IV. Von der Schönheit

5. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - V. Der Trunkene im Frühling

6. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - VI. Der Abschied

 

L'Opera (2LP)

Jonas Kaufmann L'Opera (2LP)

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L'Opera (2LP)

by Jonas Kaufmann
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Jonas Kaufmann pays homage to a magnificent era of opera that defined musical splendor and elegance, in his new album of 19th-century French opera arias and duets. His selection of music for tenor spans this momentous period, starting with “Rachel, quand du Seigneur” from Halévy’s La Juive (1835), through two of Bizet’s greatest works, “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” from Carmen (1875) and “Au fond du temple saint” from Les Pêcheurs de perles (1863), by way of Gounod’s “Ah! lève-toi, soleil!” from Roméo et Juliette (1867) and ending with the latest aria “Pourquoi me réveiller” from Massenet’s masterpiece Werther (1892). Plus many more along the way.

 

“The French operatic repertory is very close to my heart,” says Kaufmann. “This fascinating music reflects a unique period in European culture. I didn’t want to choose only highlights for this album but also works and roles that have been key experiences for me. Wilhelm Meister in Mignon, for example, was my first major French role – I sang it in Toulouse in 2001. Carmen and Werther helped to open doors for me. The fact that I sang my first Werther at the Paris Opéra of all places, as a German surrounded by a French ensemble, was undoubtedly rather risky, but I had some excellent guides to help me: répétiteurs, colleagues, conductors and, not least, the recordings of the legendary French tenor Georges Thill.”

 

What can be heard on Jonas Kaufmann’s new album is the musical heritage of a time when Paris, newly created by Georges Eugène Haussmann, became the center of the modern world in the 19th century. At that time the opera houses of Paris were the places to “see and be seen”. Their large, luxurious foyers offered fabulous opportunities for the public to gather and socialize. Their opera productions presented the audience with unheard-of exotic locations and staged spectacles beyond compare – the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive reportedly involved more than a dozen horses on stage!  At that time, the Parisian opera also fostered a creative exchange between German and French cultures. German composers such as Meyerbeer and Offenbach flocked to Paris and developed their international careers from there. Likewise, French composers were deeply influenced by German literary works – basing operas such as Massenet’s Werther and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust on “best-sellers”; Kaufmann has selected scenes from both works for his new album. Often new operas would travel to German opera houses and beyond, after a successful run at the Paris Opéra.

 

This Franco-German connection is particularly appealing for Kaufmann: “Offenbach’s Hoffmann is, I think, an ideal symbiosis between German profundity and French imagination. And Jules Massenet captured the psychological depths of Goethe’s Werther with so many shades and hues that it’s beyond reproach. So in this respect I feel fully at home in it.”

 

This recording was made with Kaufmann’s award-winning “hometown” orchestra The Bavarian State Orchestra based in Munich, with whom he performs year-round, conducted by Bertrand de Billy who is an expert in the selected repertoire. Baritone Ludovic Tézier is Kaufmann’s duet partner in “Au fond du temple saint” from Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva joins Kaufmann for two scenes from Massenet’s Manon.

 

Jonas recently was in Sydney performing with Opera Australia in Wagner’s Parsifal at the Sydney Opera House.


TRACKLISTING

LP1 Side 1

1. GOUNOD · ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - “L’amour! … Ah! lève-toi, soleil!”

2 JULES MASSENET · WERTHER - “Traduire… Ah! bien souvent … Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?”

3 AMBROISE THOMAS · MIGNON - “Elle ne croyait pas, dans sa candeur naïve”

4 GEORGES BIZET · CARMEN - “Je le veux! Carmen, tu m’entendras! … La fleur que tu m’avais jetée”

 

LP1 Side B

1 GEORGES BIZET · LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES - “C’est toi, toi qu’enfin je revois! … Au fond du temple saint”

2 ÉDOUARD LALO · LE ROI D’YS - “Puisqu’on ne peut fléchir … Vainement, ma bien-aimée”

3 JACQUES OFFENBACH · LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN - “Ô Dieu, de quelle ivresse”

4 GIACOMO MEYERBEER · L’AFRICAINE - “Pays merveilleux! … Ô paradis”

 

LP 2 Side A

1 JULES MASSENET · MANON - “Enfin, Manon, nous voilà seuls ensemble! … En fermant les yeux, je vois là-bas”

2 JULES MASSENET · MANON - “Toi! Vous! … N’est-ce plus ma main que cette main presse”

3 JULES MASSENET · LE CID - “Ah! tout est bien fini! … Ô souverain, ô juge, ô père”

 

LP 2 Side B

1 FROMENTAL HALÉVY · LA JUIVE - “Rachel, quand du Seigneur”

2 HECTOR BERLIOZ · LA DAMNATION DE FAUST - “Merci, doux crépuscule!”

3 HECTOR BERLIOZ · LES TROYENS - “Inutiles regrets! Je dois quitter Carthage!”

 

L'Opera (CD)

Jonas Kaufmann L'Opera (CD)

$19.99

L'Opera (CD)

by Jonas Kaufmann
$19.99

Jonas Kaufmann pays homage to a magnificent era of opera that defined musical splendor and elegance, in his new album of 19th-century French opera arias and duets. His selection of music for tenor spans this momentous period, starting with “Rachel, quand du Seigneur” from Halévy’s La Juive (1835), through two of Bizet’s greatest works, “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” from Carmen (1875) and “Au fond du temple saint” from Les Pêcheurs de perles (1863), by way of Gounod’s “Ah! lève-toi, soleil!” from Roméo et Juliette (1867) and ending with the latest aria “Pourquoi me réveiller” from Massenet’s masterpiece Werther (1892). Plus many more along the way.

 

“The French operatic repertory is very close to my heart,” says Kaufmann. “This fascinating music reflects a unique period in European culture. I didn’t want to choose only highlights for this album but also works and roles that have been key experiences for me. Wilhelm Meister in Mignon, for example, was my first major French role – I sang it in Toulouse in 2001. Carmen and Werther helped to open doors for me. The fact that I sang my first Werther at the Paris Opéra of all places, as a German surrounded by a French ensemble, was undoubtedly rather risky, but I had some excellent guides to help me: répétiteurs, colleagues, conductors and, not least, the recordings of the legendary French tenor Georges Thill.”

 

What can be heard on Jonas Kaufmann’s new album is the musical heritage of a time when Paris, newly created by Georges Eugène Haussmann, became the center of the modern world in the 19th century. At that time the opera houses of Paris were the places to “see and be seen”. Their large, luxurious foyers offered fabulous opportunities for the public to gather and socialize. Their opera productions presented the audience with unheard-of exotic locations and staged spectacles beyond compare – the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive reportedly involved more than a dozen horses on stage!  At that time, the Parisian opera also fostered a creative exchange between German and French cultures. German composers such as Meyerbeer and Offenbach flocked to Paris and developed their international careers from there. Likewise, French composers were deeply influenced by German literary works – basing operas such as Massenet’s Werther and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust on “best-sellers”; Kaufmann has selected scenes from both works for his new album. Often new operas would travel to German opera houses and beyond, after a successful run at the Paris Opéra.

 

This Franco-German connection is particularly appealing for Kaufmann: “Offenbach’s Hoffmann is, I think, an ideal symbiosis between German profundity and French imagination. And Jules Massenet captured the psychological depths of Goethe’s Werther with so many shades and hues that it’s beyond reproach. So in this respect I feel fully at home in it.”

 

This recording was made with Kaufmann’s award-winning “hometown” orchestra The Bavarian State Orchestra based in Munich, with whom he performs year-round, conducted by Bertrand de Billy who is an expert in the selected repertoire. Baritone Ludovic Tézier is Kaufmann’s duet partner in “Au fond du temple saint” from Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva joins Kaufmann for two scenes from Massenet’s Manon.

 

Jonas recently was in Sydney performing with Opera Australia in Wagner’s Parsifal at the Sydney Opera House.


TRACKLISTING

1. GOUNOD · ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - “L’amour! … Ah! lève-toi, soleil!”

2 JULES MASSENET · WERTHER - “Traduire… Ah! bien souvent … Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?”

3 AMBROISE THOMAS · MIGNON - “Elle ne croyait pas, dans sa candeur naïve”

4 GEORGES BIZET · CARMEN - “Je le veux! Carmen, tu m’entendras! … La fleur que tu m’avais jetée”

5 GEORGES BIZET · LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES - “C’est toi, toi qu’enfin je revois! … Au fond du temple saint”

6 ÉDOUARD LALO · LE ROI D’YS - “Puisqu’on ne peut fléchir … Vainement, ma bien-aimée”

7 JACQUES OFFENBACH · LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN - “Ô Dieu, de quelle ivresse”

8 GIACOMO MEYERBEER · L’AFRICAINE - “Pays merveilleux! … Ô paradis”

9 JULES MASSENET · MANON - “Enfin, Manon, nous voilà seuls ensemble! … En fermant les yeux, je vois là-bas”

10 JULES MASSENET · MANON - “Toi! Vous! … N’est-ce plus ma main que cette main presse”

11 JULES MASSENET · LE CID - “Ah! tout est bien fini! … Ô souverain, ô juge, ô père”

12 FROMENTAL HALÉVY · LA JUIVE - “Rachel, quand du Seigneur”

13 HECTOR BERLIOZ · LA DAMNATION DE FAUST - “Merci, doux crépuscule!”

14 HECTOR BERLIOZ · LES TROYENS - “Inutiles regrets! Je dois quitter Carthage!”

 

SCORE (CD)

2Cellos SCORE (CD)

$14.99

SCORE (CD)

by 2Cellos
$14.99

2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available on March 17, 2017.

 

Bringing 2CELLOS’ game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television, Score finds Croatian cellists Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser exploring a more traditional sound-world. Joining them here – to provide the ideal aural backdrop to their virtuosity – is the London Symphony Orchestra, with conductor/arranger Robin Smith at the helm. Šulić and Hauser also co-produced Score with Nick Patrick (Elvis Presley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russell Watson, Il Divo, Plácido Domingo).

 

Themes that drove some of the biggest blockbusters in film and television history are featured in fresh new treatments – including an arrangement of Ramin Djawadi’s melodies that score Game of Thrones, Oscar-winning themes from James Horner’s Titanic (“My Heart Will Go On”), John Williams’ Schindler’s List and Vangelis’s Chariots of Fire, as well as “For the Love of a Princess” from Braveheart (also by Horner); “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (introduced in the film by Enya); and the inspiring “Now We Are Free” from Gladiator, by the film’s composer Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt.

 

The vocal beauty of the cello’s sound is also a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes, which include the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; Ennio Morricone’s beautiful themes for Cinema Paradiso and Malena; Nino Rota’s love theme for The Godfather; Francis Lai’s Oscar-winning theme from Love Story; Hans Zimmer’s theme from Rain Man; and Stanley Myers’ haunting “Cantilena” heard in The Deer Hunter.

 

The 2CELLOS Sydney concert at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra last December was recorded and will be played on Foxtel ARTS on March 31st at 7.30pm. 

 

TRACKLISTING

1. Game of Thrones Medley (Game of Thrones)

2. May it Be (Lord of the Rings)

3. For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)

4. Love Story (Love Story)

5. Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso)

6. Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

7. Love Theme from The Godfather (The Godfather)

8. My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)

9. Rain Man Theme (Rain Man)

10. Cavatina (Deer Hunter)

11. Malena (Malena)

12. Schindler’s List Main Theme (Schindler’s List)

13. Titles from Chariots of Fire (Chariots of Fire)

14. Now We are Free (Gladiator)

Romance

Lang Lang Romance

$9.99

Romance

by Lang Lang
$9.99

Romance showcases Lang Lang’s innate yet sophisticated feeling for nuance and reflection. Carefully selected from his Sony Classical discography, the selections achieve a fulfilling programmatic unity through subtle contrasts in mood and style. The slow, yearning repeated note themes of Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 and Chopin’s “Aeolian Harp” Etude naturally lead into Hans Zimmer’s captivating main soundtrack theme from the film Gladiator. Similarly, the juxtaposition of Chopin’s C-sharp minor Nocturne, Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 and the Adagio from Beethoven’s Sonata op. 2 no. 3 and Bach’s Air on the G String illuminates the common ground between four proudly individual composers. Romance casts fresh light on Lang Lang’s lyrical gifts, revealing the artist behind the phenomenon.

TRACKLISTING

1. Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, S. 541 / 3

2. Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: III. Air, "On the G String" (Arr. for Piano)

3. Chopin - Nocturne Op. Posth., KK IVa, No. 16 (20a), in C-Sharp Minor

4. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker, Op. 71: No. 14, Pas de deux, Var. II "Danse de la Fée Dragée"

5. Chopin - Études, Op. 25: No. 1 in A-Flat Major

6. Zimmer - Gladiator Rhapsody (From "Gladiator")

7. Bach - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: X. Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Choral)

8. Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Op. 37a: VI. June: Barcarolle

9. Frédéric Chopin - Études, Op. 25: No. 5 in E Minor

10. Liszt / Schubert - Ave Maria, S. 558/12

11. Chopin - Etude, Op. 10, No. 3

12. Liszt - Romance "O pourquoi donc" in E Minor, S. 169

13. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2: II. Adagio

14. Chopin - Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

15. Dudley - Poldark Prelude

16. Liszt - Consolation No. 3 in D-Flat Major, S. 172

17. Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Op. 37a: I. January: At the Fireside

 

NEUJAHRSKONZERT 2018 / NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2018 (BLU-RAY)

Riccardo Muti & Vienna Philharmonic NEUJAHRSKONZERT 2018 / NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2018 (BLU-RAY)

$24.99

NEUJAHRSKONZERT 2018 / NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2018 (BLU-RAY)

by Riccardo Muti & Vienna Philharmonic
$24.99

Few concerts can claim to generate such tremendous international interest as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Under the baton of the world’s leading conductors, the Vienna Philharmonic rings in the New Year with a gala concert from the magnificent setting of the Golden Hall in Vienna’s Musikverein. The event is broadcast to over 90 countries all over the world and watched by more than 50 million viewers.

 

In 2018 Riccardo Muti will conduct the prestigious New Year’s concert for the 5th time (1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004). Together with Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti is one of the most engaged New Year's Concert conductors since the era of Lorin Maazel. The conductor’s close artistic relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra celebrates 47 years, 500 concerts and dates back to 1971. In 2011, this exceptional bond was awarded with the Honorary Membership in the Vienna Philharmonic.

REPERTOIRE: FULL TRACKLISTING TBC

Johann Strauß II: Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugsmarsch

The Gypsy Baron: Entrance March

 

Josef Strauß: Wiener Fresken op. 249*
Viennese Frescoes

 

Johann Strauß II: Brautschau op. 417*
Bridal Parade

 

Johann Strauß II: Leichtes Blut op. 319
Light of Heart

 

Johann Strauß I: Marienwalzer op. 212*
Maria Waltz

 

Johann Strauß I: Wilhelm Tell Galopp op. 29b*

 

Franz von Suppé: Boccaccio Overture*

 

Johann Strauß II: Myrthenblüten op. 395*
Myrtle Flowers

 

REPERTOIRE: FULL TRACKLISTING TBC

Alphons Czibulka: Stephanie-Gavotte op. 312*

 

Johann Strauß II: Freikugeln op. 326
Magic Bullets

 

Johann Strauß II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325
Tales from the Vienna Woods

 

Johann Strauß II: Festmarsch op. 452
Festival March

 

Johann Strauß II: Stadt und Land op. 322
Town and Country

 

Johann Strauß II: Un ballo in maschera op. 272
Ein Maskenball · A Masked Ball

 

Johann Strauß II: Rosen aus dem Süden op. 388
Roses from the South

 

Josef Strauß: Eingesendet op. 240
Letter to the Editor

 

NEUJAHRSKONZERT 2018 / NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2018 (2CD)

Riccardo Muti & Vienna Philharmonic NEUJAHRSKONZERT 2018 / NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2018 (2CD)

$19.99

NEUJAHRSKONZERT 2018 / NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2018 (2CD)

by Riccardo Muti & Vienna Philharmonic
$19.99

Few concerts can claim to generate such tremendous international interest as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Under the baton of the world’s leading conductors, the Vienna Philharmonic rings in the New Year with a gala concert from the magnificent setting of the Golden Hall in Vienna’s Musikverein. The event is broadcast to over 90 countries all over the world and watched by more than 50 million viewers.

 

In 2018 Riccardo Muti will conduct the prestigious New Year’s concert for the 5th time (1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004). Together with Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti is one of the most engaged New Year's Concert conductors since the era of Lorin Maazel. The conductor’s close artistic relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra celebrates 47 years, 500 concerts and dates back to 1971. In 2011, this exceptional bond was awarded with the Honorary Membership in the Vienna Philharmonic.

REPERTOIRE: FULL TRACKLISTING TBC

Johann Strauß II: Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugsmarsch

The Gypsy Baron: Entrance March

 

Josef Strauß: Wiener Fresken op. 249*
Viennese Frescoes

 

Johann Strauß II: Brautschau op. 417*
Bridal Parade

 

Johann Strauß II: Leichtes Blut op. 319
Light of Heart

 

Johann Strauß I: Marienwalzer op. 212*
Maria Waltz

 

Johann Strauß I: Wilhelm Tell Galopp op. 29b*

 

Franz von Suppé: Boccaccio Overture*

 

Johann Strauß II: Myrthenblüten op. 395*
Myrtle Flowers

 

REPERTOIRE: FULL TRACKLISTING TBC

Alphons Czibulka: Stephanie-Gavotte op. 312*

 

Johann Strauß II: Freikugeln op. 326
Magic Bullets

 

Johann Strauß II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325
Tales from the Vienna Woods

 

Johann Strauß II: Festmarsch op. 452
Festival March

 

Johann Strauß II: Stadt und Land op. 322
Town and Country

 

Johann Strauß II: Un ballo in maschera op. 272
Ein Maskenball · A Masked Ball

 

Johann Strauß II: Rosen aus dem Süden op. 388
Roses from the South

 

Josef Strauß: Eingesendet op. 240
Letter to the Editor

 

Charles Munch Conducts Berlioz (10CD)

Charles Munch Conducts Berlioz (10CD)

by Charles Munch
$49.99

The new release brings together the complete RCA Berlioz recordings of Charles Munch Conducting the Boston Symphony, including both the mono and stereo versions of the Fantastic Symphony and Romeo and Juliet as well as the hard-to-find Summer Nights with Victoria de los Angeles. Discographiesneatly articulated the special Munch-Berlioz affinity: "This Alsatian-born conductor's mercurial temperament was uniquely suited to the composer's stark, abrupt changes of affect, which juxtaposes passages of febrile intensity with others of simple, aching lyricism. Berlioz's brilliantly orchestrated palette of Berlioz's brilliant orchestral palette ... Yet Munch's most singular asset can be heard in his Berlioz phrase ... as collectors already know, he always was at his best in Berlioz TRACKLIST, and no doubt these performances will continue to take place in the


future.

CD1

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17

1 Part I, Fights - Tumult - Prince's intervention

2 Part I, Old sleeping hatreds

3 Part I, First transports that no one forgets!

4 Part I, Soon Romeo's pale daydream

5 Part II, Romeo alone

6 Part II, Sadness

7 Part II, Far Sounds of Concert and Ball

8 Part II, Big party at Capulets

9 Part II, Serene Night

10 Part II, Love Scene

11 Part II, Scherzo - The Queen Mab

 

CD2

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17

1 Part III, Juliet's Funeral Convoy

2 Part III, Romeo at the tomb of Capulets

3 Part III, Summoning - Juliet's Awakening

4 Part III, delusional joy

5 Part III, Last anxieties and death of the two lovers

6 Part III, What! Romeo back!

7                   Part III, Je vais dévoiler le mystère

8                   Part III, Pauvres enfants que je pleure

9                   Part III, Jurez donc par l'auguste symbole

 

Les nuits d'été, Op. 7

10                 I. Villanelle

11                 II. Le spectre de la rose

12                 III. Sur les lagunes

13                 IV. L'absence

14                 V. Au cimetière (Clair de lune)

15                 VI. L'ile inconnue

 

16                 Les troyens, H. 133: Chasse royale et orage

 

CD3

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24

1                   Part I, Le vieil hiver

2                   Part I, Les bergers laissent

3                   Part I, Mais d'un éclat guerrier

4                   Part I, March hongroise: (Rákóczy March)

5                   Part II, Sans regrets j'ai quitté

6                   Part II, Christ vient de ressusciter!

7                   Part II, Hélas! doux chants du ciel

8                   Part II, O pure émotion!

9                   Part II, A boire encor!

10                 Part II, Oh! qui'il fait bon

11                 Part II, Certain rat

12                 Part II, Amen. Amen

13                 Part II, Vrai Dieu, messieurs

14                 Part II, Une puce gentille - Chanson de Méphistophélés

15                 Part II, Assez! fuyons ces lieux

16                 Part II, Voici des roses

17                 Part II, Dors, heureux Faust, dors!

18                 Part II, Ballet of the Sylphes

19                 Part II, Margarita!

20                 Part II, Villes entourées

21                 Part III, La retraite

22                 Part III, Merci, doux crépuscule!

23                 Part III, Je l'entends!

24                 Part III, Que l'air est étouffant!

25                 Part III, Autrefois un roi de Thulé  - The King of Thule

26                 Part III, Esprit des flammes

 

CD4

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24

1                   Part III, Menuet des follets

2                   Part III, "Maintenant" - "Devant la maison"

3                   Part III, Grands dieux

4                   Part III, Allons, il est trop tard!

5                   Part IV, D'amour l'ardente flamme

6                   Part IV, Au son des trompettes

7                   Part IV, Nature immense (Invocation à la Nature)

8                   Part IV, A la voûte azurée

9                   Part IV, Dans mon coeur retentit (La course à l'abîme)

10                 Part IV, Has! Irimiru Karabrao!

11                 Epilogue, Alors l'enfer se tut

12                 Epilogue, Laus! Hosanna!

 

13                 Béatrice et Bénédict, H. 138: Overture

14                 Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21, H. 101

15                 Benvenuto Cellini, H. 76: Overture

 

CD5

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part I

1                   Dans la crèche

2                   Qui vient?

3                   Toujours ce rêve!

4                   Seigneur!

5                   Les sages de Judée

6                   La voix dit vrai, seigneur

7                   Eh bien!

8                   O mon cher fils

9                   Joseph! Marie!

10                 Overture

 

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part II

11                 Il s'en va loin de la terre (L'adieu des bergers à la Sainte Famille)

12                 Les Pèlerins étant venus

 

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part III

13                 Depuis trois jours

14                 Dans cette ville immense

15                 Entrez, entrez, pauvres hébreux

16                 Sur vos traits fatigués

 

CD6

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part III

1                   Trio pour deux flûtes et harpe

2                   Vous pleurez, jeune mère

3                   Ce fut ainsi que par un infidèle

 

Harold en Italie, Op. 16

4                   I. Harold aux montagnes

5                   II. Marche des pèlerins

6                   III. Sérénade

7                   IV. Orgie des brigands

 

8                   Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9, H. 95

 

CD7

Requiem, Op. 5

1                   Requiem et Kyrie

2                   Dies irae

3                   Quid sum miser

4                  Rex tremendae

5                   Quaerens me

6                   Lacrymosa

7                   Offertorium

8                   Hostias

 

CD8

Requiem, Op. 5

1                   Sanctus

2                   Agnus Dei

 

Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

3                   I. Reveries: Passions

4                   II. A Ball

5                   III. Scene in the Country

6                   IV. March to the Scaffold

7                   V. Dream of the Witches' Sabbath

 

CD9

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

1                   Part I, Combats - Tumulte - Intervention du Prince

2                   Part I, D'anciennes haines endormies

3                   Part I, Premiers transports que nul n'oublie

4                   Part I, Bientôt de Roméo la pâle rêverie

5                   Part II, Roméo seul

6                   Part II, Tristesse

7                   Part II, Bruits lointains de concert et de bal

8                   Part II, Grande fête chez les Capulet

9                   Part II, Nuit sereine - Le jardin de Capulet, silencieux et désert

10                 Part II, Scéne d'amour

11                 Part II, La reine Mab, ou la Fée des songes

12                 Part III, Jetez des fleurs pour la vierge expirée

13                 Part III, Roméo au tombeau des Capulets

14                 Part III, Invocation

15                 Part III, Réveil de Juliette - Joie délirante, désespoir - Dernières angoisses et mort des deux amants

 

CD10

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

1                   Part III, Quoi! Roméo retour!

2                   Part III, Je vais dévoiler le mystère

3                   Part III, Pauvres enfants que je pleure

4                   Part III, Jurez donc par l'auguste symbole

 

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

5                   I. Rêveries -  Passions

6                   II. Un Bal

7 III. Scene in the fields

IV. March to torture

9 V. Dream of a Sabbath Night

 

10 Beatrice and Benedict, H 138: Overture

John Williams Plays Bach (4CD)

John Williams Plays Bach (4CD)

by John Williams
$29.99

The famous Bach recordings of two outstanding instrumentalists are also featured in this new release. Describing the 1982 recording of the Solo Suites by, arguably, the world’s favourite cellist, the Penguin Guide wrote that Yo-Yo Ma’s playing “has a characteristic rhythmic freedom and favours the widest range of dynamic. The improvisatory effect is seemingly spontaneous and these performances are very compelling indeed, for Ma seems right inside every bar of the music. The first-class recording is very real and natural.” This Grammy-winning cycle forms the heart of Sony’s new 6-CD Yo-Yo Ma reissue, which also has the American cellist performing Bach’s three Viola da Gamba Sonatas with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper; transcriptions of Bach chorales and orchestral works plus cello concertos by Boccherini in collaboration with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; and, for good measure, concertos and other works by Boccherini and Johann Christian Bach with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under Pinchas Zukerman. The Australian guitarist John Williams has long been universally recognized as “a true master”, to quote the Guardian. The centrepiece of Sony’s new reissue of his Bach recordings is formed by the Suites for solo lute. Also contained on these 4 CDs are Williams’s inspired transcriptions of the E major Violin Concerto (with the English Chamber Orchestra), preludes and fugues, chorales and movements from various suites. “John Williams is a superb technician,” wrote MusicWeb International, “and justifiably deserves the accolades heaped on him during his long career. His rendition of these works is most authoritative and executed with admirable fluidity.”


TRACKLIST

CD1

Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 (Arr. J. Williams for Guitar)

1                  I. Passaggio - Presto

2                  II. Allemande

3                  III. Courante

4                  IV. Sarabande

5                  V. Bourrée

6                  VI. Gigue

 

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998

7                  I. Prelude

8                  II. Fugue

9                  III. Allegro

 

Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997

10                I. Preludio

11                II. Fuga

12                III. Sarabande

13                IV. Gigue

14                V. Double

 

CD2

Lute Suite in G Minor, BWV 995 (Arr. J. Williams for Guitar)

1                  I. Prelude - Presto

2                  II. Allemande

3                  III. Courante

4                  IV. Sarabande

5                  V. Gavottes I & II

6                  VI. Gigue

 

Lute Suite No. 4 in E Major, BWV 1006a

7                  I. Prélude

8                  II. Loure

9                  III. Gavotte en Rondeau

10                IV. Menuetts I & II

11                V. Bourrée

12                VI. Gigue

 

13                Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999 (Arr. J. Williams for Guitar)

14                Fugue in G Minor, BWV 1000 (Arr. J. Williams for Guitar)

 

CD3

Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042 (Arranged by John Williams for Guitar and Orchestra)

1                  I. Allegro

2                  II. Adagio

3                  III. Allegro assai

 

4                  Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: III. Andante (Arranged by John Williams for Guitar)

5                  Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (Transcribed for Guitar by John Williams)

 

Lute Suite No. 4 in E Major, BWV 1004

6                  I. Prelude

7                  II. Loure

8                  III. Gavotte

9                  IV & V: Menuetts I and II

10                VI. Bourrée

11                VII. Gigue

 

12                Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude (Transcribed for Guitar by John Williams)

13                Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Bourrée I & II (Transcribed for Guitar by John Williams)

 

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998

14                I. Präludium

15                II. Fuge

16                III. Allegro

 

CD4

1                  Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: I. Chorale (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

2                  Fugue in G Major, BWV 577 "Gigue" (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

3                  Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

 

Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530 (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

4                  I. Vivace

5                  II. Lento

6                  III. Allegro

 

7                  Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971: I. - (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

8                  Pastorale in F Major, BWV 590: III. Adagio (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

9                  Trio in G Major, BWV 1027/4a (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

10                French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817: I. Allemande (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

11                English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807: VI. Bourrée II (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ)

12                English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808: Gavotte I & II (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ by John Williams)

13                French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: VII. Gigue (Transcribed for Guitar and Organ by John Williams)

 

David Zinman Conducts Mahler Symphonies (15CD)

In recent decades, the outstanding American conductor David Zinman has elevated Zurich’s venerable Tonhalle Orchestra into one of the world’s elite ensembles. Their complete set of the Beethoven symphonies has achieved benchmark status, and the complete Zinman/Tonhalle Mahler cycle, reissued here, has also been widely acclaimed. “This is not Mahler for head bangers or hifi freaks,” wrote MusicWeb International, “although this set is definitely in the ‘demonstration’ class – because Zinman never loses sight of the music’s architecture, of the balance between Mahler at his most intimate and at his most extrovert.” Reviewing the Third Symphony, ClassicsToday declared: “This is pretty sensational … Zinman reveals himself here as a fearless Mahlerian who stands with the best.”

Claudio Abbado Conducts Mozart (5CD)

Claudio Abbado Conducts Mozart (5CD)

by Claudio Abbado
$34.99

Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic once again defy the inexorable progress of period performance in exhilarating accounts of Mozart using modern instruments,” opined Gramophone. The new 5-CD reissue of these recordings from the early 1990s includes several favourite symphonies, the Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, the Masonic Funeral Music, a serenade and divertimento as well as the C minor Mass, of which “Abbado’s performance is wide-ranging, delivering most satisfyingly on every aspect of this hugely varied score. He has an impressively unified team at his disposal, with a superb quartet of singers: in fact Bonney and Auger are as well matched as you could reasonably expect to find in the impossibly demanding Domine Deus duet” (Music-Web International).

TRACKLIST

CD 1

 

1                    March No. 1 in D Major, K. 335 (320a)

 

Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K. 320 "Posthorn"

2                    I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con spirito

3                    II. Menuetto - Allegretto - Trio

4                    III. Concertante - Andante grazioso

5                   IV. Rondeau - Allegro ma non troppo

6                    V. Andantino

7                    VI. Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II

8                    VII. Finale - Presto

 

9                    March No. 2 in D Major, K. 335 (320a)

 

Divertimento No. 11 in D Major, K. 251, "Nannerl Septet"

10                   I. Molto allegro

11                   II. Menuetto - Trio

12                   III. Andantino

13                   IV. Menuetto - Tema con variazioni

14                   V. Rondeau - Allegro assai

15                   VI. Marcia alla francese

 

CD 2

Symphony No. 23 in D Major, K. 181

1                    I. Allegro spiritoso

2                    II. Andantino grazioso

3                    III. Presto assai

 

Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364

4                    I. Allegro maestoso

5                    II. Andante

6                    III. Presto

 

Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 "Linz"

7                    I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso

8                    II. Andante

9                    III. Menuetto - Trio

10                   IV. Presto

 

CD 3

Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200

1                    I. Allegro spirituoso

2                    II. Andante

3                    III. Minuetto. Allegro

4                    IV. Presto

 

Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201

5                    I. Allegro moderato

6                    II. Andante

7                    III. Menuetto

8                    IV. Allegro con spirito

 

Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner"

9                    I. Allegro con spirito

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuetto

12                   IV. Finale. Presto

 

CD 4

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 "Paris"

1                    I. Allegro assai

2                    II. Andantino

3                    III. Allegro

4                    II. Andante (1st Version)

 

5                    Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477

 

Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183

6                    I. Allegro con brio

7                    II. Andante

8                    III. Menuetto - Trio

9                    IV. Allegro

 

Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K. 320 "Posthorn"

10                   I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con spirito

11                   V. Andantino

12                   VII. Finale. Presto

 

CD 5

Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 (417a)

1                    I. Kyrie - Andante Moderato

2                    II. Gloria - Allegro vivace

3                    II. Gloria - Laudamus te - Allegro aperto

4                    II. Gloria - Gratias agimus tibe - Adagio

5                    II. Gloria - Domine - Allegro moderato

6                    II. Gloria - Qui tollis - Largo

7                    II. Gloria - Quoniam - Allegro

8                    II. Gloria - Jesu Christe - Adagio

9                    III. Credo - Cum sancto spiritu

10                   III. Credo - Allegro maestoso

11                   III. Credo - Et incarnatus est

12                   IV. Sanctus

13                   V. Benedictus - Allegro comodo

 

Pierre Monteux - The Complete RCA Stereo Recordings (8CD)

No great conductor was more versatile than Pierre Monteux, whose RCA stereo recordings are collected in Sony’s new reissue. This legendary Frenchman made his name in Paris collaborating with Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel and premiering many of their greatest works, including Petrushka – included here in his peerless 1959 Boston Symphony recording. Monteux was equally at home in French, Russian and German repertoire. Among the numerous other treasures in this new 8-CD set are his unsurpassed recordings of the Franck D minor with the Chicago Symphony; his versions of Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies (“the beautiful playing of theBoston Symphony and Monteux’s refusal to get hysterical remain all of a piece” – ClassicsToday); the first CD release of Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration from 1960 (“The maître’s last word from San Francisco is a particularly eloquent illustration of how well a French conductor can play German music” – High Fidelity); as well as his complete Rome Opera recording of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (“With the noble Orfeo of the great Risë Stevens, and the masterful, sublime conducting by the peerless Pierre Monteux, this is an Orfeo for the ages” – Fanfare).

TRACKLISTING
CD 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 (Remastered)

1      I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima

2      II. Andantino in modo di canzone                

3      III. Scherzo - Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro     

4      IV. Finale - Allegro con fuoco

 

CD 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

1      I. Andante - Allegro con anima

2      II. Andante cantabile

3      III. Valse - Allegro moderato

4      IV. Finale - Andante maestoso

 

CD 3

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" (Remastered)

1      I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo

2      II. Allegro con grazia

3      III. Presto - Allegro molto vivace

4      IV. Finale - Adagio lamentoso

 

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (Remastered) - Scene I - The Shrovetide Fair

5      Vivace

6      The Magic Trick

7      Russian Dance

 

8            Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (Remastered) - Scene II - Petrushka's Room

 

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (Remastered) - Scene III - The Moor's Room

9     Feroce stringendo

10      Dance of the Ballerina

 

11          Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (Remastered) - Scene III: Waltz - The Ballerina and the Moor

 

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (Remastered) Scene IV - The Shrovetide Fair

12      Con moto

13      The Wet Nurses' Dance

14      The Peasant and the Bear

15      The Jovial Merchant with Two Gypsy Girls

16      Dance of the Coachmen and the Grooms

17      The Masqueraders

18      The Fight - The Moor and Petrushka

19      Death of Petrushka

20      Petrushka's Ghost

 

 

CD 4

César Franck: Symphony in D Minor, FWV 48 (Remastered)

1      I. Lento - Allegro ma non troppo

2      II. Allegretto

3      III. Finale - Allegro non troppo

    

4            Leo Délibes: Coppélia (Remastered) - Prélude et Mazurka

5            Claude Debussy: La mer, L. 109 (Remastered) - I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer

 

Camille Saint-Saëns: Havanaise in E Major, Op. 83 (Remastered)

6      Allegretto lusinghiero

7      Allegro

8      Allegro non troppo

 

CD 5

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Remastered)

1      I. Largo

2      II. Allegro molto agitato

3      III. Meno mosso, ma sempre alla breve

4      IV. Moderato

 

5            Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103 (Remastered)

 

CD6

Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77

1                    I. Allegro non troppo

2                    II. Adagio

3                    III. Allegro giocoso

 

Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor (Remastered)

4                    I. Allegro con fermezza

5                    II. Andante sostenuto

6                    III. Allegro vivace

 

CD7

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck;Ranieri de' Calzabigi: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 - Act I

1      Overture

2      Coro: "Ah! Se intorno a quest'urna funesta"

3      Recitativo: "Amici, quel lamento"

4      Pantomime

5      Coro: "Ah! Se intorno a quest'urna funesta" (cont.)

6      Recitativo: "Restar vogl'io da sol fra l'ombre oscure"

7      Aria: "Chiamo il mio ben così"

8      Recitativo: "Euridice, Euridice!"

9      Aria: "Cerco il mio ben così"

10      Recitativo: "Euridice, Euridice"

11      Aria: "Cerco il mio ben così" (cont.)

12      Rectitativo: "O Num! Barbari Num!"

13      Recitativo: "Amore assisterà l'infelice consorte"

14      Aria: "Se il dolce suon de la tua lira"

15      Scena: "Ciel! Rivederla potrò!"

16      Aria: "Gli sguardi trattieni"

17      Recitativo: "Che disse! Che ascoltai! Dunque Euridice vivrà"

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck;Ranieri de' Calzabigi: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 - Act II - Scene I

18      Orchestral Introduction

19      Coro: "Chi mai dell'Erebo"

20      Dance of a Fury

21      Coro: "Chi mai dell'Erebo" (cont.)

22      Deh! Placatevi con me

23      Coro: "Misero giovane!"

24      Aria: "Mille pene, ombre sdegnose"

25      Coro: "Ah! Quale incognito"

26      Aria: "Men tiranne, ah! Voi sareste"

27      Coro: "Ah! Quale incognito" (cont.)

28      Dance of the Furies

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck;Ranieri de' Calzabigi: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 - Act II - Scene II

29      Dance of the Blessed Spirits

30      Air

31      Questo asilo di placide calme

32      Arioso: "Che puro ciel! Che chiaro sol!"

33      Coro: "Vieni a' regni del riposo"

34      Dance of the Heroes

35      Recitativo: "O voi, ombre felici"

36      Coro: "Torna, o bella, al tuo consorte"

 

CD 8

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck;Ranieri de' Calzabigi: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 - Act III

1      Recitativo: "Ah vieni, Euridice, dietro me"

2      Duetto: "Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte"

3      Recitativo: "Qual vita è questa mai"

4      Aria: "Che fiero momento!"

5      Aria: "Avvezza al contento"

6      Aria: "Che fiero momento!" (cont.)

7      Recitativo: "Ecco novel tormento!"

8      Aria: "Che farò senza Euridice?"

9      Recitativo: "Ma finisca, e per sempre"

10      Non più! Che fai?

11      Divo Amore, son tue pene

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck;Ranieri de' Calzabigi: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 - Ballet

12      Gracieux

13      Gavotte

14      Air vif

15      Menuet

16      Maestoso

17      Très lentement

18      Chaconne

19      Trionfi Amore

 

Tafelmusik Plays Haydn Symphony (7CD)

The Toronto-based period-instrument ensemble Tafelmusik “has built in its special field a reputation as solid as those of the New York or Berlin philharmonics,” declared The Washington Post, while the New York Times praised its “impeccable discipline and luminous [and] expressive sensibility”. This 7-CD reissue of their Haydn recordings collects a wide range of symphonies, from his Sturm und Drang period (Nos. 41–65), the grand “Paris” Symphonies, (Nos. 82–87) and the three no less miraculous works that followed them (Nos. 88–90). “Tafelmusik under Bruno Weil offers an account of these trail-blazing masterworks that’s as near definitive as you can get ***** (BBC Music Magazine); “They were born to play Haydn” (Classic CD); “The Sony Tafelmusik recordings set new standards in this repertoire” (Penguin Guide).

TRACKLIST

CD1

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, Hob. I:41

1                    I. Allegro con spirito

2                    II. Un poco andante

3                    III. Menuet

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 42 in D Major, Hob. I:42

5                    I. Moderato e maestoso

6                    II. Andantino e cantabile

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto - Trio

8                    IV. Finale. Scherzando e presto

Symphony No. 43 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:43 "Mercury"

9                    I. Allegro

10                   II. Adagio

11                   III. Menuet - Trio

12                   IV. Allegro

 

CD 2

Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, Hob. I:44 "Mourning"

1                    I. Allegro con brio

2                    II. Menuet and Trio

3                    III. Adagio

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 51 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:51

5                    I. Vivace

6                    II. Adagio

7                    III. Menuetto

8                    IV. Finale. Allegro

Symphony No. 52 in C Minor, Hob. I:52

9                    I. Allegro assai con brio

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuetto. Allegretto

12                   IV. Finale. Presto

 

CD 3

Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob. I:45 "Farewell"

1                    I. Allegro assai

2                    II. Adagio

3                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 46 in B Major, Hob. I:46

5                    I. Vivace

6                    II. Poco adagio

7                    III. Menuet

8                    IV. Finale. Presto e scherzando

Symphony No. 47 in G Major, Hob. I:47

9                    I. Allegro

10                   II. Un poco adagio, cantabile

11                   III. Menuet - Trio

12                   IV. Finale. Presto assai

 

CD4

Symphony No. 50 in C Major, Hob. I:50

1                    I. Adagio e maestoso - Allegro di molto

2                    II. Andante moderato

3                    III. Menuet - Trio

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 64 in A Major, Hob. I:64 "Tempora mutantur"

5                    I. Allegro con spirito

6                    II. Largo

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto

8                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 65 in A Major, Hob. I:65

9                    I. Vivace e con spirito

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuetto

12                   IV. Finale. Presto

 

CD5

Symphony No. 82 in C Major, Hob. I:82 "L'ours"

1                    I. Vivace assai

2                    II. Allegretto

3                    III. Menuet - Trio

4                    IV. Finale. Vivace

Symphony No. 83 in G Minor, Hob. I:83 "La poule"

5                    I. Allegro spiritoso

6                    II. Andante

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto - Trio

8                    IV. Finale. Vivace

Symphony No. 84 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:84

9                    I. Largo - Allegro

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuet. Allegretto - Trio

12                   IV. Finale. Vivace

 

CD6

Symphony No. 85 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:85 "La reine"

1                    I. Adagio - Vivace

2                    II. Romance. Allegretto

3                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 86 in D Major, Hob. I:86

5                    I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso

6                    II. Capriccio. Largo

7                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto

8                    IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito

Symphony No. 87 in A Major, Hob. I:87

9                    I. Vivace

10                   II. Adagio

11                   III. Menuet

12                   IV. Finale. Vivace

 

CD7

Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob. I:88

1                    I. Adagio - Allegro

2                    II. Largo

3                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto

4                    IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito

Symphony No. 89 in F Major, Hob. I:89

5                    I. Vivace

6                    II. Andante con moto

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto

8                    IV. Finale. Vivace assai

Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob. I:90

9                    I. Adagio - Allegro assai

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuet

12                   IV. Finale. Allegro assai

 

VERDI: OTELLO (BLU RAY)

Jonas Kaufmann VERDI: OTELLO (BLU RAY)

$29.99

VERDI: OTELLO (BLU RAY)

by Jonas Kaufmann
$29.99

In support of the album release comes the accompanying Blu-Ray “Dolce Vita” with a 60-minute live concert from Turino’s beautiful Teatro Carignano, as well as a 60-minute documentary-style film.

 

In the documentary "My Italy" Jonas presents a personal reflection on his life-long connection to Italy – a tribute to the land and culture that nurtured his love of music and has produced winning melodies for the tenor voice like no other. It also shows rare childhood footage.

TRACKLIST

A LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE

1. Caruso (Lucio Dalla)

2. Passione (Ernesto Tagliaferri, Nicola Valente, Libero Bovio)

3. Parla più piano (Nino Rota, Gianni Boncompagni)

4. Torna a Surriento (Ernesto de Curtis, Giambattista de Curtis)

5. Musica proibita (Stanislao Gastaldon)

6. Ti voglio tanto bene (Ernesto de Curtis, Domenico Furnò)

7. Fenesta ca lucive (Guillaume Louis Cottrau)

8. Rondine al nido (Vincenzo de Crescenzo, Luigi Sica)

9. Il canto (Romano Musumarra, Luca Barbarossa)

10. Core ’ngrato (Salvatore Cardillo, Riccardo Cordiferro)

11. Voglio vivere così (Giovanni d’Anzi, Tito Manlio)

12. Mattinata (Ruggero Leoncavallo)

 

60-minute live concert, recorded in June 2016 live at Teatro Carignano - Torino, Italy

 

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

RAI National Symphony Orchestra Torino

Jochen Rieder, conductor

 

MY ITALY - A TV Documentary

Presented by Jonas Kaufmann

60-minute documentary-style TV film presented by Jonas exploring his life-long connection to Italy and its culture, interspersed with songs taken from the live Turino concert. Presented in German with English subtitles.

 

Timing – 2:00:08

 

VERDI: OTELLO (DVD)

Jonas Kaufmann VERDI: OTELLO (DVD)

$29.99

VERDI: OTELLO (DVD)

by Jonas Kaufmann
$29.99

In support of the album release comes the accompanying DVD “Dolce Vita” with a 60-minute live concert from Turino’s beautiful Teatro Carignano, as well as a 60-minute documentary-style film.

 

In the documentary "My Italy" Jonas presents a personal reflection on his life-long connection to Italy – a tribute to the land and culture that nurtured his love of music and has produced winning melodies for the tenor voice like no other. It also shows rare childhood footage.

TRACKLIST

A LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE

1. Caruso (Lucio Dalla)

2. Passione (Ernesto Tagliaferri, Nicola Valente, Libero Bovio)

3. Parla più piano (Nino Rota, Gianni Boncompagni)

4. Torna a Surriento (Ernesto de Curtis, Giambattista de Curtis)

5. Musica proibita (Stanislao Gastaldon)

6. Ti voglio tanto bene (Ernesto de Curtis, Domenico Furnò)

7. Fenesta ca lucive (Guillaume Louis Cottrau)

8. Rondine al nido (Vincenzo de Crescenzo, Luigi Sica)

9. Il canto (Romano Musumarra, Luca Barbarossa)

10. Core ’ngrato (Salvatore Cardillo, Riccardo Cordiferro)

11. Voglio vivere così (Giovanni d’Anzi, Tito Manlio)

12. Mattinata (Ruggero Leoncavallo)

 

60-minute live concert, recorded in June 2016 live at Teatro Carignano - Torino, Italy

 

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

RAI National Symphony Orchestra Torino

Jochen Rieder, conductor

 

MY ITALY - A TV Documentary

Presented by Jonas Kaufmann

60-minute documentary-style TV film presented by Jonas exploring his life-long connection to Italy and its culture, interspersed with songs taken from the live Turino concert. Presented in German with English subtitles.

 

Timing – 2:00:08