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      January 30, 2011

      New Release of the Week: Music@Menlo Live 2010 – “Maps and Legends”
      Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, #2, Summer (10:36)
      Ani Kavafian, violin; Chamber Ensemble
      Music@Menlo Live 2010 “Maps and Legends” (8 CDs)

      Brahms: String Sextet #2 in G major, Op. 36 (40:40)
      Erin Keefe & Jorja Fleezanis, violins; Lily Francis & John Largess, violas; Ralph Kirschbaum & David Finckel, cellos
      Music@Menlo Live 2010 “Maps and Legends” (8 CDs)

      Barber: Four Songs, Op. 13: Sure on This Shining Night (2:28); Nocturne (3:49)
      Sasha Cooke, soprano; Wu Han, piano
      Music@Menlo Live 2010 “Maps and Legends” (8 CDs)

      Foss: For Aaron (13:49)
      Boston Symphony Chamber Players
      BSO Classics 1005

      Villa-Lobos, arr. Amaral: String Quartet #5 (15:52)
      Brazilian Guitar Quartet
      Delos DE-3409

      The Plácido Domingo Story:
      Wagner: Die Meistersinger: Morgenlich leuchtend in rosigem Schein (7:39)
      (with Deutsche Oper Chorus & Orchestra/Eugen Jochum)
      Penella: El gato montés: ¿Hasta cuándo? (4:54)
      (with Verónica Villarroel, soprano; Madrid Symphony Orchestra/Miguel Roa)
      Puccini: Turandot: Nessun dorma! (3:25)
      (with Vienna Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan)
      Deutsche Grammophon 477 9333 (3 CDs)

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      January 23, 2011

      New Release of the Week
      Mozart: Violin Concerto #4 in D major, K. 218 (22:29)
      Julia Fischer, violin; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra/Yakov Kreizberg
      PentaTone PTC 5186 453 (3 CDs & 1 DVD) “Mozart: The Violin Concertos”

      Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K. 511 (10:33)
      Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
      Harmonia Mundi HMU-907498 “Mozart: Keyboard Music, Volume 2”

      Purcell: King Arthur: Chacony (3:37); Fairest isle (4:55); Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, Come, ye sons of art: Sound the trumpet (3:02)
      Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Accademia Bizantina
      Decca 478 2262 “O Solitude”

      Bernstein, arr. Stern: Four Moments from Candide (16:21)
      William Terwilliger, violin; Andrew Cooperstock, piano
      Naxos 8.559643

      Kurt Westerberg: Winter Light (7:36)
      Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra/Juozas Domarkas
      Southport S-SSD 0130 “Uncertain Light”

      Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 (33:25)
      Mitsuko Uchida, piano
      Decca B0015089-02

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      January 16, 2011

      Pierné: Ramuntcho: Suite #2 (14:56)
      BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena
      Chandos CHAN-10633

      Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor (35:28)
      Khatia Buniatishvili, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Marija Nemanytė, violin; Maxim Rysanov, viola; Giedrė Kirvanauskaitė, cello
      ECM Records 476 3912

      Rossini: Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa (9:27); Cujus animam gementem (6:16); Quis est homo (6:20)
      Anna Netrebko, soprano; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, bass; Santa Cecilia National Academy Chorus & Orchestra/Antonio Pappano
      EMI Classics 40529-2

      Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (7:14)
      Charlie Siem, violin; Caroline Jaya-Ratnam, piano
      Warner Classics 67804-7

      Daugherty: Route 66 (6:56)
      Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop
      Naxos 8.559613

      New Release of the Week
      Montero: Sin Aire (Improvisation) (3:46)
      Nazareth: Four Dances (10:26)
      Gabriela Montero, piano
      EMI Classics 41144-2 “Solatino”

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      January 9, 2011

      Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Psalm 147 (Lauda, Jerusalem) (4:07); Sonata sopra Santa Maria (6:52); Hymn, Ave maris stella (7:45)
      Apollo’s Singers; Apollo’s Fire/Jeanette Sorrell
      Avie AV-2206 (2 CDs)

      Mozart: Piano Concerto #25 in C major, K. 503 (31:11)
      David Fray, piano; Philharmonia Orchestra/Jaap van Zweden
      Virgin Classics 641964-0

      Mahler: Symphony #5: Adagietto (11:17)
      New Century Chamber Orchestra/Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
      NSS Music

      Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Rheinlegendchen (3:19); Verlorne Müh’! (3:05); Trost im Unglück (2:24); Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (4:14)
      Thomas Hampson, baritone; Vienna Virtuosos
      Deutsche Grammophon 477 9289

      Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116, alternating with
      Schoenberg: 6 kleinen Klavierstücken, Op. 19 (28:36)
      Shai Wosner, piano
      Onyx Classics 4055

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      January 2, 2011

      BEST CLASSICAL RECORDINGS OF 2010

      Verdi: Messa da Requiem: Dies irae (2:26); Tuba mirum (1:58)
      Vocal Soloists; Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Riccardo Muti
      CSO Resound 901 1008 (2 CDs)

      Stravinsky: Pulcinella: Finale (10:28)
      Vocal Soloists; Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez
      CSO Resound 901 918

      Ravel: Piano Concerto in G: Movement I (8:30)
      Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Cleveland Orchestra/Pierre Boulez
      Deutsche Grammophon B0014764-02

      Dvořák: String Quartet #10 in E-flat major, Op. 51: Finale (7:08)
      Emerson String Quartet
      Deutsche Grammophon B0014106-02 (3 CDs) “Old World – New World”

      Chopin: Piosnka litewska (Lithuanian Song) (2:19); Smutna rzeka (Troubled Waters) (3:01); Moja pieszczotka (My Enchantress) (2:05)
      Aleksandra Kurzak, soprano; Mariusz Kwiecień, baritone
      Fryderyk Chopin Institute NIFCCD-016

      Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79, #1 (9:01)
      Murray Perahia, piano
      Sony Classical 88697-79469-2

      Moncayo: Huapango (8:18)
      Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas/Alondra de la Parra
      Sony Classical 88697-75555-2 (2 CDs) “Mi Alma Mexicana – My Mexican Soul”

      Golijov: La Pasión según San Marcos: Eucaristía (3:52); Demos Gracias (5:14)Jessica Rivera, soprano; Schola Cantorum de Venezuela; Orquesta La Pasión/María Guinand
      Deutsche Grammophon B0014008-00 (2 CDs)

      Shostakovich: Symphony #10 in E minor, Op. 93: Movement II (4:09)
      Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
      Naxos 8.572461

      Rachmaninoff: Cello & Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: Finale (10:34)
      Wendy Warner, cello; Irina Nuzova, piano
      Cedille Records 90000 120 “Russian Music for Cello & Piano”

      Debussy: Beau soir (2:19)
      Anne Akiko Meyers, v; Emmanuel Ceysson, h
      E-One Entertainment 7780 “Seasons…dreams”

      Wagner: Lohengrin: Mein lieber Schwan! (5:04)
      Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
      Decca B0014132-02

      Puccini: La bohème: Che gelida manina (5:00)
      Vittorio Grigolo, tenor; Teatro Regio di Parma Orchestra/Pier Giorgio Morandi
      Sony Classical 88697-75257-2 “The Italian Tenor”

      Verdi: I vespri siciliani: Bolero (3:58)
      Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano; Philharmonia of Russia/Constantine Orbelian
      Delos DE-3404

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