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“Duende” – D. SCARLATTI Harpsichord Sonatas; “Pandora’s Box” Sampler of Skip Sempé & Capriccio Stravagante [TrackList follows] – Skip Sempé  & Olivier Fortin, harpsichords/ Capriccio Stravagante – Paradizo (2 CDs) “Duende” – D. SCARLATTI Harpsichord Sonatas; “Pandora’s Box” Sampler of Skip Sempé & Capriccio Stravagante [TrackList follows] – Skip Sempé & Olivier Fortin, harpsichords/ Capriccio Stravagante – Paradizo (2 CDs)
Published on March 21, 2014

A wonderful sampler of Skip Sempé’s work with Capriccio Stavagante as well as a prime collection of Scarlatti Sonatas for Harpsichord.


DVORAK: Cello Concerto in B Minor & other works for cello & piano – Alisa Weilerstein, cello/ Anna Polonsky, p./ Czech Philharmonic Orch,/ Jiri Belohlavek – Decca DVORAK: Cello Concerto in B Minor & other works for cello & piano – Alisa Weilerstein, cello/ Anna Polonsky, p./ Czech Philharmonic Orch,/ Jiri Belohlavek – Decca
Published on March 18, 2014

American cello virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein brings her ardent charisma to the beguiling music of Dvorak.


DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”; Heroic Song – Bavarian Radio Sym. Orch./ Andris Nelsons – BR Klassik DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”; Heroic Song – Bavarian Radio Sym. Orch./ Andris Nelsons – BR Klassik
Published on March 17, 2014

Impressive energy and color vitality mark these readings of late Dvorak from a conductor who seems to bear a star on his brow.


MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, “Lobgesang” – soloists/Bavarian Radio Orch./Pablo Heras-Casado – Harmonia mundi MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, “Lobgesang” – soloists/Bavarian Radio Orch./Pablo Heras-Casado – Harmonia mundi
Published on March 16, 2014

Mendelssohn’s exalted hymn to Gutenberg and the German Reformation receives an illuminated reading from Heras-Casado.


Scottish Chamber Orchestra 40th Anniversary = WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; SIBELIUS: The Tempest Suite No. 2; MOZART: Symphony No. 41  “Jupiter” – Linn Scottish Chamber Orchestra 40th Anniversary = WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll; SIBELIUS: The Tempest Suite No. 2; MOZART: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” – Linn
Published on March 14, 2014

The musical salute to the 40th Anniversary of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra assembles three glowing performances from master musicians.




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