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      March 26, 2017

      Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G minor, K 183 (24:52)

      Camerata Chicago / Drostan Hall

      Founded in 2003, Camerata Chicago is a chamber orchestra equally at home in intimate settings as well as in larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse chamber orchestral repertoire. This recording of Mozart’s Symphonies No’s 25 and 40 was recorded on April 29, 2016.

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      March 25, 2017

      Brian Knowles: A Fond Farewell (7:45)

      Craig Ogden, guitar; Orchestra of Opera North / David Angus

      Craig Ogden is one of the great guitarists of our time. His new album is devoted to the music of Belfast-born composer Brian Knowles, whose Guitar Concerto is infused with Spanish traditional music and atmosphere. The program also features other works with guitar: Poco Rondo, Eight Songs setting Shakespeare, and A Fond Farewell.

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      March 24, 2017

      Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 6 in A major, Op 30 No 1 (23:33)

      James Ehnes, violin; Andrew Armstrong, piano

      One their latest album, the duo of old friends James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong turn to Beethoven and two A major sonatas with very different moods. The 9th, ‘Kreutzer’ sonata, is a huge work, heroic and turbulent in character – a kind of concerto for violin and piano. By contrast, the 6th sonata is a serene, introspective work of great beauty which has tended to be overlooked by its more outward-looking siblings.

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      March 23, 2017

      Albéniz, arr. Labeyrie: Suite española: Excerpts (13:44)

      Brass United

      Brass United is an ensemble of five prominent players from different geographical and cultural backgrounds. Their close friendship over the years has been nurtured by the desire to bring a large audience to the very best in music for brass. ‘Pitch Black’ is Brass United’s debut recording, and it presents a wide variety of new pieces and arrangements for brass quintet.

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      March 22, 2017

      Rachmaninoff: Serenade, Op 3, No 5 (2:55); Romance, Op 6, No 1 (4:44); Hungarian Dance, Op 6, No 2 (5:11)

      Annelle Gregory, violin; Alexander Sinchuk, piano

      This disc presents all of Rachmaninoff’s compositions for violin and piano, as well as transcriptions by violin legends including Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz. Annelle Gregory is the first prize winner and the audience choice award of the 2017 National Sphinx Competition. Alexander Sinchuk won First Prize at the Rachmaninoff International Competition (Moscow).

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      March 21, 2017

      Bach: St John’s Passion, BWV 245: Excerpts

      Apollo Singers, Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell

      This recording of Bach’s St John Passion, is the result of Jeannette Sorrell’s visionary concept of a dramatic production which was presented in seven acclaimed performances in March 2016. Leading her Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire, the Apollo Singers and a stellar cast of soloists, Sorrell’s vision brings immediacy and clarity to Bach’s dramatic setting of the Passion story.

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      March 20, 2017

      Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 9 in E minor (33:33)

      Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

      The projected cycle of Vaughan Williams’ complete symphonies started by the late Richard Hickox has left a precious heritage in the discography of the composer. Now, conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, another great authority in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis, takes on the challenge of completing the series with idiomatic interpretations of two masterpieces: the final Symphony (No 9) and the ballet Job.

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      March 19, 2017

      Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil, Op 37: Excerpts

      Gloriae Dei Cantores / Peter Jermihov

      Beginning in 2014, director Richard Pugsley, the Gloriae Dei Cantores choir and conductor Peter Jermihov began preparing extensively to record this choral masterpiece by Rachmaninoff. The group is known for their extensive commitment to the vision of the composer and the expression of the text through the music. Rachmaninoff, although not an avid church goer, was, unquestionably, a pious Orthodox Christian. The spiritual and cultural roots of sacred music were ingrained into his consciousness.

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      March 18, 2017

      Berkeley: Four Pieces for Guitar (9:37)

      Roberto Moronn Pérez, guitar

      Following two successful albums featuring Spanish and French composers, Roberto Noronn Pérez performs selected works form the Andrés Segovia Archive. The genesis for this unique project is a collection of pieces recovered in May 2001 at Segovia’s home in Spain. These pieces were dedicated to Segovia or commissioned by him, involving composers from eight countries.

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      March 17, 2017

      Chopin: Preludes, Op 18: No’s 1 – 12 (14:59)

      Julien Brocal, piano

      French pianist Julien Brocal says of his debut recording, “This project devoted to Chopin’s repertoire was obvious to me. I was very familiar with this repertory during my adolescence thanks to my teacher Erik Berchot, who transmitted to me his deep passion for this composer, and it is to Chopin that I owe my desire and my enthusiasm to share his music and his message.”

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