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      May 22, 2017

      Bach: Two-Part Inventions, BWV 772-786: Excerpts

      Karin Kei Nagano, piano

      Analekta presents the second album by young pianist Karin Kei Nagano, daughter of conductor Kent Nagano and pianist Mari Kodama. Bach’s magnificent Inventions and Sinfonias embody melodic dialogues in a wide range of styles and continue to inspire and challenge today’s pianists three centuries after their creation.

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      May 21, 2017

      Graun: Rodelinda: Sinfonia (2:47); L’Orfeo: Il mar s’inalza e freme (6:02)

      Julia Lezhneva, soprano; Concerto Köln / Mikhail Antonenko

      Soprano Julia Lezhneva sings 11 world-premiere recordings of opera arias by German composer Carl Heinrich Graun – an important composer in his time, but virtually unknown today. Lezhneva spent days in a Berlin library unearthing these arias and brings them to light on this new recording with Concerto Köln, one of Germany’s finest period instrument orchestras.

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      May 20, 2017

      Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 in A major, K 488 (27:47)

      Grigory Sokolov, piano; Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Trevor Pinnock

      Composed of unreleased audio and film recordings, this album and documentary package is an intimate portrait of Grigory Sokolov. It features two live concerto recordings: Mozart K 488, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Trevor Pinnock (Salzburg, 2005) and Rachmaninoff’s Third with the BBC Philharmonic under Yan Pascal Tortelier (London, 1995). Dedicated to his late wife, Inna Sokolova, the documentary features rare footage from the reclusive artist’s private archives.

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      May 19, 2017

      Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (19:56)

      Stewart Goodyear, piano

      Stewart Goodyear is one of Canada’s foremost pianists. About his new album, Goodyear writes, “Ravel was a long time coming. I first heard Bolero and wore out that album. Then, I was just inspired to listen to every single piece that Ravel wrote … every piece that he wrote for piano, it felt adventurous, revolutionary. I was seduced, inspired, sometimes frightened, but I couldn’t let go of Ravel and I had to do this album.”

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      May 18, 2017

      Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (22:49)

      Rudolf Koelman, violin; Winterthur Collegium / Douglas Boyd

      Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman regularly performs worldwide as a soloist with internationally renowned orchestras. He teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts and is frequently invited as a juror and guest professor at competitions and master courses. Koelman is featured in live performances of Prokofiev’s two Violin Concertos.

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      May 17, 2017

      Andrew Bergeron: Folias Variations (9:26)

      Folias Duo

      This program of original compositions and arrangements by flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron points to their passion for tango, classical music, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. In the album’s booklet, Maret features an essay of pinhole photos taken with homemade cameras that document the husband and wife duo’s travels and creative process.

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      May 16, 2017

      Grainger: Willow Willow (3:34); Early One Morning (2:54); One More Day, My John (2:14); Country Gardens (1:51)

      Claire Booth, soprano & piano; Christopher Glynn, piano

      Soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn have spent decades delving into Grainger’s folk music output. Their latest survey offers a variety of transcriptions of songs found in collections from the British Isles as well as discoveries Grainger heard as he roamed throughout the field.

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      May 15, 2017

      Schubert: Rondo in A major, D 951 (12:30)

      Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov, fortepiano

      For Franz Schubert and his friends, four-hand piano music was a natural part of convivial evenings. Andreas Staier and Alexander Melnikov explore some of that wide-ranging music on the fortepiano, including the Fantasy in F minor, one of the tragic masterpieces of Schubert’s last year.

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      May 14, 2017

      Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria (2:41)
      Kathryn Stott, piano
      Bach: Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012: Sarabande (4:29)
      Bach: Wachet auf (3:48)
      Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman

      CBS/Sony Classical has been accompanying cellist Yo-Yo Ma for decades on his journey through the unsurpassed works written for his instrument by J.S. Bach. Ma’s explorations have also taken him beyond the cello’s core repertoire to enterprising collaborations with Baroque specialist Ton Koopman. This compilation presents important landmarks taken from Ma’s journey.

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      May 13, 2017

      Beethoven: Piano Trio in G major, Op 121a, Kakadu (17:26)

      Hamlet Piano Trio

      The Hamlet Piano Trio has recorded three works by Beethoven on period instruments, including a beautiful 1815 Salvatore Lagrassa piano. The group says, “The peculiar effect of using the historic instruments is how one suddenly has a new dialect in a language that one felt relatively at home in. This opens up new expressions and creates a different sound world.”

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