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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6580 on: October 11, 2017, 12:37:13 PM »
I do think this......is strange because the implication is that no living composer except John Williams and Philip Glass sells. True, on a certain scale! But we're talking about a European art house label here; Aulis Sallinen is extremely well-known among the kind of people who buy Ondine CDs. On Naxos Music Library I count 28 CD titles that begin with "Sallinen:", which for a living composer is quite extensive. (Compare to say 22 for Saariaho [counting a reissue twice] or 14 for Adès.)

Why is it strange to suggest that almost no living composer sells well? Do you really think that record company or shop bean counters place living composers in a separate category?

"He sells well for a living composer" is damning with faint praise.
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« Reply #6581 on: October 11, 2017, 06:32:41 PM »



Steven Osborne's release of almost exactly the same repertoire was just released on the same label.  Since I will listen to Steven, I may just have to listen to Stephen.
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« Reply #6582 on: October 11, 2017, 07:41:14 PM »
Coming in December:

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« Reply #6583 on: October 12, 2017, 06:54:28 AM »
I’m not sure this has been mentioned yet:

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« Reply #6584 on: October 12, 2017, 08:30:03 AM »
The latest from Graindelavoix - madrigals by Cipriano de Rore

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6585 on: October 13, 2017, 06:08:22 AM »
Kapustin - complete cello chamber works - on Brilliant.


https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/8363768--kapustin-complete-music-for-cello-and-piano

Interesting, I think - those works that can be heard on you-tube are quite lyrical and beautiful.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6586 on: October 13, 2017, 06:28:06 AM »
First batch of DECEMBER listings





CD 1: New York Lights, Fantasy Sonata, Three Dance Portraits, Spring Dances
CD 2: 12 Etudes, Night Pieces, Conversations with Andre, Estela Rag, Night Meditations
CD 3: Seven Romantic Pieces, The Brooklyn Dodge, Variations on a Theme by George Rochberg, Dream Music No. 1, Ballade



Liszt - Sonata in B minor
Beethoven/Liszt - Liederkreis from An die ferne Geliebte
Schumann - Fantasie Op. 17

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Re: New Releases
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Something unexpected and irresistible.

Also, two new LvB Concerto cycles are on the way, one from Jean Francois Heisser and one from Oliver Schynder, the latter's apparently part of a Beethoven project that hopefully ends up like FFG's Beethoven project.

And Gianluca Cascioli has a new LvB sonata disc coming out with Op 106 on it.  I'm pretty sure I am required to buy that one.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6588 on: October 13, 2017, 12:08:47 PM »
Coming up in November:



Never heard of this guy (the pianist). 16.99€

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6589 on: October 13, 2017, 12:20:49 PM »
Coming up in November:



Never heard of this guy (the pianist). 16.99€


His website is awful.  A quick search revealed one LvB (106)/Berg CD from the turn of the century, and one live recording of Opp 106 and 109.  I don't know if the recording of 106 is the same for both discs, or if one of the recordings (assuming they are different) will be in this new cycle, which I had not see until this post.  I know my next optical disc cycle.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6590 on: October 13, 2017, 01:20:59 PM »





What a dreadful pose/setup by the photographer.
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« Reply #6591 on: October 13, 2017, 04:06:13 PM »
Kapustin - complete cello chamber works - on Brilliant.


https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/8363768--kapustin-complete-music-for-cello-and-piano

Interesting, I think - those works that can be heard on you-tube are quite lyrical and beautiful.

Awesome! I've sampled a couple of Kapustin's cello/piano works on YouTube - really enjoyable stuff. I also love his Cello Concerto no. 2, which proves that the cello can be jazzy 8)

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6592 on: October 13, 2017, 04:12:29 PM »


This looks like it should be a great release - the Leighton and Jacob VCs have not been recorded before, to my knowledge.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6593 on: October 13, 2017, 05:18:13 PM »
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« Reply #6594 on: October 13, 2017, 05:32:45 PM »
Dare I even ask what this is? ???

Yes, because I was about to!
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6595 on: October 13, 2017, 06:45:55 PM »
Elvis das Schaf is apparently a German kid's music character. There's a companion CD.

My guess is these are introductions to opera produced for kids.

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« Reply #6596 on: October 13, 2017, 07:14:51 PM »
Elvis das Schaf is apparently a German kid's music character. There's a companion CD.

My guess is these are introductions to opera produced for kids.

Ah, so. Thanks, Jeffrey!

I was imagining the Queen of the Night's aria sung in a King of Rock'n'Roll voice ... :o :D
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« Reply #6597 on: October 13, 2017, 07:29:11 PM »
A-ha. Yes, they are described as "Opera radio plays" for children.
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« Reply #6598 on: October 14, 2017, 04:21:59 AM »
I can attest that the Queen of the Night's second aria is very popular with kids. Both of my daughters tried to warble it when they were young. The elder one, now 32 still erupts in bouts of coloratura from time to time.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6599 on: October 14, 2017, 06:06:21 AM »
Awesome! I've sampled a couple of Kapustin's cello/piano works on YouTube - really enjoyable stuff. I also love his Cello Concerto no. 2, which proves that the cello can be jazzy 8)

Yes, checking out possible other recordings, I found out about that work, but haven´t heard it yet. It´s for cello and strings.

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