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Image Catalogue d'Oiseaux (3 SACD)
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Aimards indspilning er præcis, storslået, klar og alligevel i besiddelse af den mystiske dybde, der kendetegner al Olivier Messiaens musik og gør selv et hyper-naturalistisk værk som ’Catalogue d’Oiseaux’ til en metafysisk oplevelse
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A fascinating work, the demands it makes on performer and listener both great but rewarding, is brilliantly explored by a pianist, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, with a deep knowledge by the music of Messiaen Gramophone

Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard kicks off his exclusive engagement to PENTATONE with a recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux (1956-1958). The pianist had intimate ties to the composer himself and his wife, Yvonne Loriod, for whom Messiaen wrote the Catalogue. Praised by The Guardian as “one of the best Messiaen interpreters around,“ this is Aimard’s first recording of Messiaen’s most extensive, demanding and colourful piano composition. The luxurious CD box set contains an accompanying bonus DVD, on which Aimard shares his vast knowledge of and love for Messiaen’s work from behind the piano. Due to its radical naturalism, the Catalogue d’Oiseaux is exceptional within the repertoire for solo piano. It is the grand hymn to nature from a man who never ceased to marvel at the stupefying beauty of landscapes or the magic of bird song. With his Catalogue, Messiaen tried – in his own words – “to render exactly the typical birdsong of a region, surrounded by its neighbours from the same habitat, as well as the form of song at different hours of the day and night,” suggesting an almost scientific approach to his subjects. The idea of ‘reproduction’ may have been central to Messiaen’s conception of the Catalogue d’Oiseaux, but in the finished work we hear a great composer at work, a master of innovative structures who finds an astonishing range of piano sonorities. In a world that is increasingly being destructed by man, Aimard views this cycle as “a musical refuge that resonates with an audience ever more concerned, expanded and affected.”

kr. 399,95
Image Haitink: Portrait (10 CD)
BERNARD HAITINK – PORTRAIT BEETHOVEN | BRUCKNER | HAYDN | MAHLER To mark the 90th birthday of the eminent conductor Bernard Haitink, this representative portrait – a box set containing a total of eleven CDs – is being released by BR-KLASSIK. These exceptional live recordings document the long-standing and intensive collaboration between the Dutch conductor, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. For six decades now, ever since he first conducted a Munich subscription concert in 1958, Bernard Haitink has repeatedly conducted the city’s orchestras - sometimes in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz, sometimes in the Philharmonie im Gasteig. The orchestras’ musicians and singers are just as happy to work with him as the Bayerischer Rundfunk’s sound engineers – a tribute to Bernard Haitink by his long-time recording manager Wolfram Gaul can be found in the accompanying booklet. The CD box set provides an excellent overview of their collaboration on masterpieces of the First Viennese School as well as German-Austrian Late Romanticism: outstanding compositions by Beethoven, Bruckner, Haydn and Mahler. The box includes complete recordings of Beethoven's "Missa solemnis" (CD 1, recorded in 2014), Bruckner's Symphonies Nos. 5 (CD 2, 2010) and 6 (CD 3, 2017), Haydn's oratorios "The Seasons" (CDs 4 and 5, 1997) and "The Creation" (CDs 6 and 7, 2013) and Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 3 (CDs 8 and 9, 2016), No. 4 (CD 10, 2005) and No. 9 (CD 11, 2011). Numerous renowned vocal soloists (including Julia Banse in Mahler's Symphony No. 4 or Alan Titus, as Simon in Haydn's "Seasons") and the Augsburg Domsingknaben (in Mahler's Symphony No. 3) all perform under Haitink's direction, together with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. The CD box set is a must for anyone eager to gain an overall impression of the work of the conductor Bernard Haitink and also of his many years of collaboration with the ensembles of the Bayerischer Rundfunk. This well-chosen selection of excellent recordings contains masterpieces of the Classical and Romantic repertoires, in the genres of oratorio and symphony. • Representative examples of Bernard Haitink's long-standing collaboration with the Bavarian Radio Choir and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks • Complete recordings of Beethoven's "Missa solemnis", Haydn's "Seasons" and "Creation", Bruckner's Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6, as well as Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 and 9 • Recordings of Munich concerts given between 1997 and 2017 in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz and the Philharmonie im Gasteig • The Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Bernard Haitink perform together with numerous renowned vocal soloists CHOR & SYMPHONIEORCHESTER DES BAYERISCHEN RUNDFUNKS BERNARD HAITINK, conductor

kr. 530,00
Image Last Piano Sonatas (D958-960) (2CD)
OTHERWORLDY AND HIGHLY EXPRESSIVE
Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi interprets Schubert’s last three piano
sonatas (D958-D960) on his PENTATONE debut album, after years of engagement with these extraordinary works. These sonatas continue to fascinate pianists and listeners until this very day. They are arguably among the most existential music ever written for the piano, full of beauty and sadness, celebrating life and at the same time anticipating the composer’s untimely death. Even if Schubert was barely thirty years old when he wrote these works, they reveal the otherworldly and detached nature of what is often described as “late style”, while the music remains highly expressive and personal.

kr. 189,95
Image Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (9 CD)
Bruckner's symphonies form the backbone of Late Romantic symphonic music. Indeed, he can be said to have reinvented the symphony – something that not even Liszt or Wagner had dared to do in the wake of the groundbreaking masterpieces by Beethoven that until then had ranked as the climax and end-point of the genre. It was Bruckner and, somewhat later, Brahms who sought and found new methods of reviving the symphonic genre and developing it further. In this regard, Bruckner's approach was entirely new. From the outset, he relied on the sound of the large orchestra, and rather than mixing the individual groups of instruments he tended to either separate them from each other or couple them together like organ registers (with which, as an organist, he was very familiar). Terraced dynamics, that is, the immediate juxtaposition of piano and forte without transition, was also something Bruckner derived from the organ. As a church musician, he had close contact with these and other elements of Baroque music, and they flowed into his symphonies. As far as dramaturgical development was concerned, he tended to favour Schubert; indeed, it was the organic continuation and alternating interconnection of themes Bruckner had learned from Schubert that also explains the unprecedented performance length of his symphonies. Bruckner's Nine Symphonies are a constant in the repertoire of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, as in those of all major orchestras. The special feature of the 9 CD box being presented here by BR KLASSIK is that the recordings are conducted by not only one but a total of four conductors closely associated with the orchestra, all of them proven international Bruckner experts. More than in any other compilation, common features in interpretation (also due to the same orchestra) as well as fascinating differences due to the various interpretive approaches of the respective conductors can all be detected. In these recordings it also becomes clear what brilliant contributions Herbert Blomstedt, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons and Lorin Maazel have made over the decades to Bruckner’s symphonic oeuvre. • Bruckner's Nine Symphonies in live recordings made between 1999 and 2017 in the Philharmonie in Munich's Gasteig and in the Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein (No. 7) • The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks plays under proven Bruckner experts Herbert Blomstedt (No. 9), Bernard Haitink (Nos. 5 and 6), Mariss Jansons (Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 8) and Lorin Maazel ( Nos. 1 and 2) • First ever CD release of the 2009 recording of Symphony No. 9 under Herbert Blomstedt • The recordings of Symphonies Nos. 3 and four under Mariss Jansons have not been commercially available so far

kr. 530,00
Image The Creation (2 CD)
"This fine recording moves effortlessly between pastoral intimacy and titanic grandeur, with everything in between."
BBC Music Magazine


Haydn’s stupendous, joyous and uplifting oratorio Die Schöpfung (The Creation) is thrillingly brought to life in this recording with Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducting the Houston Symphony, with the Houston Symphony Chorus and the acclaimed operatic soloists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose. With its startling dramatic gestures, bold orchestral colours and sublimely beautiful word painting, Haydn’s astonishing depiction of the Genesis creation story remains his supreme masterpiece and one of the best-loved works in the entire choral repertoire. In a vivid series of tableaux, from the creation of light to Adam and Eve’s love duet, Haydn brings to life the birds, beasts and angels which all rejoice in soaring, life-affirming music.

kr. 299,00
Image Matthew Passion (3 CD)
The Dunedin Consort, under the direction of John Butt, cemented its reputation as outstanding Bach interpreters with this 2008 recording of the Matthew Passion. A critical success, the recording received multiple five star reviews and was named ‘Disc of the Month’ by Gramophone, ‘Building A Library: First Choice’ by BBC Radio 3’s ‘Record Review’ and one of the ‘5 Essential Works by Bach’ by BBC Music Magazine. What makes this recording unique is that Dunedin Consort presents the Matthew Passion with Bach’s final revisions of scoring, as performed around 1742 (its most familiar form is the 1736 version). John Butt and the Dunedin Consort recreate the instrumentation and vocal scoring that Bach employed to deliver a unique and historically informed recording; most striking is the use of eight principal voices (four in each of the two choirs). Matthew Passion, one of Bach’s most celebrated choral masterpieces, is an emotional and challenging musical experience delivered with style and insight by the Dunedin Consort.

kr. 239,95
Image Der Fliegende Holländer (2 SACD)
Albert Dohmen (Der Holländer)
Ricarda Merbeth (Senta)
Matti Salminen (Daland)
Robert Dean Smith (Erik)
Silvia Hablowetz (Mary)
Steve Davislim (Steuermann)

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski

Launching a new complete Wagner cycle comprising all Wagner's 10 major operas, these were all recorded over a period of 4 years in the Philharmonie in Berlin and all use the same forces of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and Chor. Conducted by Marek Janowski and performed by a top line up of soloists, this is unique recording feat in a complete Wagner series.



kr. 369,75
Image 7CD-BOX: Bach & Sons
On the occasion of C.P.E. Bachs birthday, Zig-Zag Territoires brings together, in a 7-CD set, the principal recordings from its catalogue devoted to chamber works and concertos by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and his father, Johann Sebastian.By the father, we can hear, in particular, the Sonatas for violin and harpsichord, the Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, the Violin Concertos... The son is represented by the Trio Sonatas for two equal flutes and continuo and the Sonatas for violin and pianoforte.



kr. 279,95
Image 4SACD-BOX: Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Albert Dohmen (Hans Sachs)
Robert Dean Smith (Walther von Stolzing)
Edith Haller (Eva)
Dietrich Henschel (Sixtus Beckmesser)
Peter Sonn (David)
Michelle Breedt (Magdalene)
Georg Zeppenfeld (Veit Pogner)
Matti Salminen (Night Watchman)
Tuomas Pursio (Fritz Kothner)
Michael Smallwood (Kunz Vogelsang)
Sebastian Noack (Konrad Nachtigall)
Jörg Schörner (Balthasar Zorn)

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski

We are delighted to announce the second release in the Complete Wagner Edition. It is a unique project with all Wagner's operas being performed by the same forces. The first release, Flying Dutchman (PTC5186400) was a Gramophone Editor's Choice.


kr. 425,00
Image The Time of Monteverdi (8CD)
8 CD + BOOK

Works By
Agostini - Bassano - Bovicelli - Buonamente - Caccini - Capuana - Carissimi - Grandi - Cavalieri Cavalli -
Cazzati - Cima - Fantini - Farina - Frescobaldi - Gabrieli - Kapsberger - Landi - Legrenzi Luzzaschi - Malvezzi - Marazzoli - Marini - Mazzocchi - Merula - Monteverdi - Peri - Picchi Piccinini - Rossi - Salaverde - Sances - Terzi - Trombetti - Uccellini

Performers
A Sei Voci (Bernard Fabre-Garrus) - Accademia Strumentale Italiana - Akadêmia (Françoise Lasserre) Capella Sancti Michaelis (Erik Van Nevel) - Cappella Mediterranea (Leonardo García Alarcón) Choeur De Chambre De Namur ( Jean Tubéry & Leonardo García Alarcón) - Clematis (Stéphanie De Failly) Concerto Italiano (Rinaldo Alessandrini) - Concerto Palatino - Concerto Soave Doulce Mémoire (Denis Raisin Dadre) -
Ensemble Aurora (Enrico Gatti) - L'achéron (François Joubert-Caillet) La Fenice ( Jean Tubéry) - La Venexiana - La Villanella Basel - Les Arts Florissants (William Christie) Le Miroir De Musique - Le Poême Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre) - Mare Nostrum (Andrea De Carlo) Odhecaton (Paolo Da Col) - Romanesca - Scherzi Musicali (Nicolas Achten) Taverner Consort, Choir & Players (Andrew Parrott)

Soloists
Jean - Marc Aymes - Omas Dunford - John Elwes - Mariana Flores - Bernard Foccroulle Ellen Hargis - Siebe Henstra - Marco Horvat - Roberta Invernizzi - Maria Cristina Kiehr Henri Ledroit - Gustav Leonhardt - Nigel North - Anna Reinhold

The successor to Music in Europe at the time of the Renaissance, this second volume in our History of Early Music is devoted to the music of the first part of the Baroque period in Italy, from the Florentine Camerata and the first operas to the heirs of Monteverdi; it was at that time that the freedom of structure characteristic of the beginning of the 17th century began to give way to the first traces of formalism.

This period covers almost an entire century, beginning with the performances of La Pellegrina mounted in Florence in 1589 and ending with the final operas of Francesco Cavalli in the early 1670s. The sacred and the profane mingled and met during this period, which also saw the birth of accompanied monody, opera and oratorio, virtuoso performance and the sonata; it is precisely this same mix that we see in the Nativity by Caravaggio that appears on the cover of this set. The musical expression of this Baroque aesthetic is the subject of Jérome Lejeune's accompanying dissertation.


kr. 469,95
Image 4SACD-BOX: Die Walküre
Tomasz Konieczny (Wotan)
Iris Vermillion (Fricka)
Robert Dean Smith (Siegmund)
Melanie Diener (Sieglinde)
Timo Riihonen (Hunding)
Petra Lang (Brünnhilde)
Anja Fidelia Ulrich (Gerhilde)
Fionnuala McCarthy (Ortlinde)
Heike Wessels (Waltraute)
Kismara Pessatti (Schwertleite)
Carola Höhn (Helmwige)
Wilke te Brummelstroete (Siegrune)
Nicole Piccolomini (Grimgerde)
Renate Spingler (Roßweiße)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski

This is the 8th release in PentaTone's successful Wagner Edition and the 2nd one in the Wagner Year. Das Rheingold is the second release of the cycle: "Der Ring des Nibelungen." The last 2 "Ring recordings" will follow in the course of 2013. All the previous releases in the cycle have received overwhelming critical acclaim. Last month our Parsifal recording won a BBC Music Magazine award for technical excellence. The jury report said: "....unquestionable the finest modern version on disc".




kr. 425,00
Image Der Freischütz (2CD)
Maestro Marek Janowski leads a sensational cast — including star vocalists Lise Davidsen and Andreas Schager — on this new recording of Der Freischütz, the German Romantic opera par excellence. In the years after its 1821 premiere, the catchy melodies, picturesque charm and spooky scenes of Der Freischütz thrilled audiences throughout Europe. Janowski’s inspired reading lifts out the symphonic qualities of Carl Maria von Weber’s masterpiece, and makes clear why colleagues such as Hector Berlioz and Richard Wagner raved about the work. The excellent cast consists of Lise Davidsen (Agathe), Andreas Schager (Max), Sofia Fomina (Ännchen), Alan Held (Kaspar), Markus Eiche (Ottokar) and Franz-Josef Selig (Eremit). Janowski conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and MDR Radio Choir. For this recording, the original spoken dialogues have been replaced by short narrations, written by Katharina Wagner and Daniel Weber and recited by Corinna Kirchhoff and Peter Simonischeck. Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography, including complete recordings of Bruckner’s symphonies and Wagner’s mature operas. Frankfurt Radio Symphony has also released multiple albums on PENTATONE, including a recording of Richard Strauss’s Salome (2017).

kr. 239,95
Image Symphonies Nos. 4 & 10 (2CD)
The spirit of Gustav Mahler looms over the pages of Shostakovich’s turbulent, sprawling and enigmatic Symphony No. 4, a work so uncompromising that for many years he suppressed its performance, fearing public censure. Mixing bombast with banality, savagery with sarcasm, this baffling yet profound work is also one of his most startlingly original. It’s paired with his ever popular Symphony No. 10, a brooding and lyrical masterpiece which is said to contain a musical portrait of Joseph Stalin in the impetuous second movement and in whose third and fourth movements Shostakovich artfully weaves a musical motif based on his own name which emerges resplendent in the spirited finale. This triumphant release (under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev) is the latest in a series of recordings for PENTATONE by the Russian National Orchestra. Their Shostakovich cycle (also on PENTATONE) was widely acclaimed as “the most exciting cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies to be put down on disc, and easily the best recorded.” (SACD.net). The Symphony No. 7, conducted Paavo Järvi, won the Diapason d’Or de l’annee 2015 and was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best SS recording. The spirit of Gustav Mahler looms over the pages of Shostakovich’s turbulent, sprawling and enigmatic Symphony No. 4, a work so uncompromising that for many years he suppressed its performance, fearing public censure. Mixing bombast with banality, savagery with sarcasm, this baffling yet profound work is also one of his most startlingly original. It’s paired with his ever popular Symphony No. 10, a brooding and lyrical masterpiece which is said to contain a musical portrait of Joseph Stalin in the impetuous second movement and in whose third and fourth movements Shostakovich artfully weaves a musical motif based on his own name which emerges resplendent in the spirited finale. This triumphant release (under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev) is the latest in a series of recordings for PENTATONE by the Russian National Orchestra. Their Shostakovich cycle (also on PENTATONE) was widely acclaimed as “the most exciting cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies to be put down on disc, and easily the best recorded.” (SACD.net). The Symphony No. 7, conducted Paavo Järvi, won the Diapason d’Or de l’annee 2015 and was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best SS recording. The spirit of Gustav Mahler looms over the pages of Shostakovich’s turbulent, sprawling and enigmatic Symphony No. 4, a work so uncompromising that for many years he suppressed its performance, fearing public censure. Mixing bombast with banality, savagery with sarcasm, this baffling yet profound work is also one of his most startlingly original. It’s paired with his ever popular Symphony No. 10, a brooding and lyrical masterpiece which is said to contain a musical portrait of Joseph Stalin in the impetuous second movement and in whose third and fourth movements Shostakovich artfully weaves a musical motif based on his own name which emerges resplendent in the spirited finale. This triumphant release (under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev) is the latest in a series of recordings for PENTATONE by the Russian National Orchestra. Their Shostakovich cycle (also on PENTATONE) was widely acclaimed as “the most exciting cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies to be put down on disc, and easily the best recorded.” (SACD.net). The Symphony No. 7, conducted Paavo Järvi, won the Diapason d’Or de l’annee 2015 and was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best SS recording.

kr. 299,00
Image 3CD-BOX: Siegfried
Der Wanderer/Wotan: Tomasz Konieczny, Baritone
Siegfried: Stephen Gould, Tenor
Brünnhilde: Violeta Urmana, Soprano
Erda: Anna Larsson, Alto
Fafner: Matti Salminen, Bass
Alberich: Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Baritone
Mime: Christian Elsner, Tenor
Stimme eines Waldvogels: Sophie Klußmann, Soprano

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski

This is the 9th release in PentaTone's successful Wagner Edition and the third release of the cycle: "Der Ring des Nibelungen. The last "Ring recording" (Götterdämmerung) will follow in November2013. The PentaTone Edition is attracting a lot of (positive) media attention. It is becoming THE Wagner Edition of the 21st century. In April our recording of Parsifal won a BBC Music Magazine Award for technical excellence. This comes after an Editor's Choice for Flying Dutchman and Lohengrin (Gramophone), a "Recording of the Month" for Parsifal (BBC Music Magazine) a "Opera Choice of the Month" for Meistersinger and Lohengrin (BBC Music Magazine) and 3 x CD of the week for one of the albums in the Sunday Times .


kr. 455,00
Image 11CD-BOX: Symphonies Nos. 0-9
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Lorin Maazel, conductor

In a spectacular concert cycle from January to March 1999, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Lorin Maazel played the complete symphonies of Bruckner in Munich's Philharmonie in the Gasteig. Maazel had at his disposal an ensemble with a long, impressive Bruckner tradition dating back to Eugen Jochum. The founding father and first Chief Conductor of the orchestra ranks as one of the most significant Bruckner conductors in the interpretive history of these works.

The chronological compactness of the recording process, which guaranteed a unified artistic signature is the outstanding feature of this compete recording vis-à-vis many of the versions from the competition.

An occupation with Bruckner's complete works is an overwhelming experience for today's listeners. With an enthralling effect the series develops from the stylistic variety of the early symphonies all the way to the ultimate clarity of the musical language in the unfinished Ninth Symphony.

Complete Bruckner recording made by an orchestra with an outstanding Bruckner tradition.

The chronological compactness of two months guarantees a unified artistic signature.

The only complete Bruckner recording with Lorin Maazel.






kr. 569,95
Image Well Tempered Clavier (3CD)
kr. 119,95
Image Trio Sonatas (3CD)
For the 300th anniversary of C. P. E. Bachs birth, Alpha proposes discovering the work of one of the Cantors sons from an original angle: that of the Alexis Kossenkos flute. In this boxed set, Alpha has brought together the complete Flute Concertos as well as the marvellous Trio Sonatas, masterpieces that allow for discovering Carl Philipp Emanuels close connection with the traverso, and also perceiving Alexis Kossenkos strong ties with this brilliant composer.Collection Black Box


kr. 289,95
Image 3CD-BOX: Louis XIV - Musiques du Roi-Soleil
On the occasion of the tricentennial of the death of the Sun King, Alpha Classics, boasting a rich catalogue of benchmark Baroque recordings and a collection in partnership with the Château de Versailles, is celebrating A reign full of music. More than any other sovereign of his time, Louis XIV (1638-1715) loved the arts and was responsible for their exceptional development. All disciplines were the object of royal attention, thanks to both the considerable means that the monarch devoted to them and to the structuring of each of the Beaux Arts in an academy. The result was a fantastic harvest of masterpieces, a unique period when most of the disciplines joined forces to work on flagship projects, with unprecedented international repercussions. The artistic France of Louis XIV set the tone for all of Europe.


kr. 299,95
Image Philippe Herreweghe: A Conversation with Camille D
In a series of interviews with Camille De Rijck, Philippe Herreweghe sums up his musical trajectory by offering the reader his reflections, intermingling musical and personal considerations. A selection of archive illustrations to delight the eyes and an updated biography complete the contents of the book, which is published in four languages (English, French, German and Dutch). A five-disc compilation of extracts chosen and discussed by the conductor himself provides an musical counterpoint to the text. The selection enables you to explore a whole life through the finest works of such composers as Lassus, Schein, Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Dvorák and Stravinsky. Thanks to the longstanding close collaboration between Philippe Herreweghe and his favourite ensembles – Collegium Vocale Gent, the Orchestre des ChampsÉlysées and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic – this anthology of his most remarkable interpretations is also an opportunity to experience at leisure the extraordinary palette of colours and timbres that he invariably succeeds in obtaining from them, and transports us to the very heart of the Flemish conductor’s inner world. This magnificent object is released to mark Philippe Herreweghe’s seventieth birthday!

kr. 319,95
Image Music in Europe at the Time of the Renaissance (8C
AY LUNA, CANTUS CÖLLN, CAPILLA FLAMENCA,
CAPPELLA AMSTERDAM, CAPPELLA MEDITERRANEA,
CAPPELLA PRATENSIS,
CHOEUR DE CHAMBRE DE NAMUR, CLEMATIS,
COLLEGIUM VOCALE GENT, DAEDALUS,
DELLER CONSORT, DOULCE MÉMOIRE,
ENSEMBLE CÉLADON,
ENSEMBLE CLÉMENT JANEQUIN, ENSEMBLE LEONES,
ENSEMBLE MARE NOSTRUM, ENSEMBLE VOCAL
EUROPÉEN DE LA CHAPELLE ROYALE,
FLANDERS RECORDER QUARTET,
HUELGAS ENSEMBLE, LA CACCIA, LA COLOMBINA,
LA FENICE, LA MORRA, LE CONCERT SPIRITUEL,
LE MIROIR DE MUSIQUE, LUDUS MODALIS,
MEZZALUNA, ODHECATON, RICERCAR CONSORT,
ROMANESQUE, SYNTGAMA AMICI,
THE CHOIR OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, VOX LUMINIS

LÉON BERBEN, PASCALE BOQUET, JAMES BOWMAN,
DELPHINE COLLOT, CLARA COUTOULY, IMKE DAVID,
ALFRED DELLER , HANNELORE DEVAERE,
VINCENT DUMESTRE, THOMAS DUNFORD,
JEAN FERRARD, BERNARD FOCCROULLE,
SUSAN HAMILTON, SIEBE HENSTRA,
ROLF LISLEVAND, WIM MAESEELE,
PHILIPPE MALFEYT, FRÉDÉRIC MARTIN, CARLES MAS,
GUY PENSON, CHRISTINA PLUHAR ,
LIUWE TAMMINGA, JEAN TUBÉRY,
JAN VAN OUTRYVE, SERGIO VARTOLO,
JORIS VERDIN

Jérôme Lejeune continues his History of Music series with this boxed set devoted to the Renaissance. The next volume in the series after Flemish Polyphony (RIC 102), this set explores the music of the 16th century from Josquin Desprez to Roland de Lassus. After all of the various turnings that music took during the Middle Ages, the music of the Renaissance seems to be a first step towards a common European musical style. Josquin Desprez's example was followed by every composer in every part of Europe and in every musical genre, including the Mass setting, the motet and all of the various new types of solo song. Instrumental music was also to develop considerably from the beginning of the 16th century onwards. The musical excerpts that we have chosen include works by the most important composers of France, Italy, Germany, England, Spain and the Netherlands active during the 16th century. This boxed set is released in collaboration with the Château d'Écouen (Musée national de la Renaissance) in connection with the exhibition devoted to Renaissance music that will open there in September 2013.




kr. 530,00
Image A Baroque Christmas (3CD)
VOX LUMINIS (Lionel MEUNIER), RICERCAR CONSORT(Philippe PIERLOT), LA FENICE ( Jean TUBERY), CHOEUR DE CHAMBRE DE NAMUR (Leonardo GARCIA ALARCON / Bruno BOTERF) and others

The celebration of the Nativity has always been a source of inspiration for composers. The different elements of the evangelical narrative evoke numerous images: tender feelings before the Baby Jesus; the gentleness of his mother, the Virgin Mary; the procession of the three Wise Men; the angelic choirs in Heaven; and these shepherds gathered in the manger. All that appears in the musical repertoire linked to this holiday, as well as the presence of colourful instrumentations and themes connected to folk traditions. This set, released by Ricercar, brings together all these elements, drawn from the repertoires of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.


kr. 279,95
Image A Schubert Journey (8 CD)
Welsh pianist Llyr Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence and the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. The complete 8 album collection of Llyr Williams’ Schubert series – previously released as individual digital volumes over 2019 to 2020. These recordings were made following a critically-lauded recital series at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama by Williams. Together they showcase the detailed examination given by Williams to these pieces, which is “warm, yet detailed” (Piano International). The accompanying booklet includes background notes on each piece, as well as an essay by US composer William Bolcom on his completion of Schubert’s unfinished Sonata in C major, D. 840. “These precious five minutes alone are worth a whole string of concerts” (Le Devoir) “ease into melting loveliness” (Classical Source) “Remarkable artistry and authority” (The Guardian)

kr. 660,00
Image Beethoven Unbound (12 CD)
A stunning 12-CD box set, Beethoven Unbound, will be released to mark the completion of Llyr Williams’ monumental Beethoven cycle at Wigmore Hall and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) – recorded live at Wigmore Hall over three years and nine recitals. As well as the complete piano sonatas, the box set also features other works including the 32 Variations in C minor, Eroica Variations, Opus 126 Bagatelles and the Diabelli Variations, a total of almost 14 hours of music. This is Williams’ fourth album on Signum Classics. Beethoven Unbound is presented in a beautiful hinged box with extensive notes by Mischa Donat, and personal notes by Williams and the album’s award-winning producer Judith Sherman, with whom Williams worked previously on his Wagner without Words release. Williams comments on the box set and the partnership with Sherman: “Rather than adopt the chronological approach, I have arranged the works roughly in the order that I played them in the concerts, and each CD has been devised as a mini-recital programme. This has sometimes allowed for creativity in putting the pieces together. Working with Judy on this project has been a joy and a privilege. It was sad to reach the end – but at least we still have a Schubert cycle to look forward to!” Williams has developed a reputation as one of the finest exponents of Beethoven, since giving his first Beethoven cycle in Perth in 2010, and winning a South Bank Sky Arts Award in 2012 for an epic two-week marathon in Edinburgh. The Guardian said of one of his RWCMD cycle recitals in 2016: “Williams’ already considerable stature as a Beethoven interpreter seems to grow with every performance” (Rian Evans, 25 March 2016) and The Independent commented on a Wigmore recital: “Williams treats it [the keyboard] as an extension of his body, and with the three Opus 10 sonatas plus the Diabelli Variations he took us onto an altogether higher plane” (Michael Church, 12 October 2016). 2017 saw the conclusion not only of the solo series at Wigmore Hall and the RWCMD, but also of a complete concerto cycle with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

kr. 385,50
Image The Complete Organ Works (16 CD)
David Goode performs the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on the renowned Metzler Söhne organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, in a new a set spanning 16 albums and over 17 hours and 40 minutes of music. overing the multiplicity of genres and stylistic influences that typified Bach’s organ music, the set includes complete recordings of the L, Nand SübChorales, the Cüband Oüc, the six Sonatas and many preludes, toccatas, fugues, fantasisas, chorales and partitas. The accompanying 136-page booklet includes background information on each work by organist George Parsons, along with an introduction to the set by David Goode. As well as a tracklisting the booklet includes indexes to the works by BWV number and alphabetical order. “This series is notable for the flair, clarity and spontaneity that Goode brings to this timeless music” (Gramophone)

kr. 1.560,00
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