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Image Fantasies, Rhapsodies & Daydreams
Spectacular virtuoso playing, bravura passagework and show-stopping melodies are balanced with wistful lyricism and sublime tone painting in this irresistible program of perennial favorites, played with elan by the violinist Arabella Steinbacher. "Great violinists like Heifetz, Kresler, menuhin...played virtuosic pieces in their concerts," recalled Steinbacher in a recent interview. She lamented that such pieces are infrequently played owing to the perception that "...this kind of repertoire is 'not serious enough' which I find is really a pity and also not true." In a change of pace, the album also features the work which has topped Classic FM's listeners' "Hall of Fame" for the last three years running: the much-loved and achingly lyrical The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams completed it following the horrors of the First World War. For this recording Arabella Steinbacher plays the "Booth" Stradivari from 1716, a generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

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Image Violin Concertos
This release arguably features the two greatest concertos ever written for the violin: performed by one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation,together with one of the finest orchestras,and under the baton of one of the world's foremost conductors.This recording of Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn violin concertos bears witness to the eminence of the collaboration between violinist Arabella Steinbacher, conductor Charles Dutoit and PENTATONE's Orchestra of the Season January-June 2015, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the result thereof.After waiting for a long time to record these concertos with the perfect collaboration,Arabella Steinbacher didn't waste any chance to shine with heart-felt enthusiasm and bravura in this recording.Her performance produced such a pure, yet fierce sound that it allowed the music to speak in an immediate, translucent way. Recorded in September 2014 in the magnificent Victoria Hall, Geneva, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande were totally at home with the repertoires and performed with great confidence;they were led by Dutoit, who was vivid, rhythmic and clear in his direction. The vigorous playing results in a vibrant sound that is captured perfectly in this multi-channel SACD recording.


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Image Violin Concertos 3, 4 & 5
Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Festival Strings Lucerne, Daniel Dodds

Arabella Steinbacher is one of the fastest-rising stars in the world of music today. This young performer is already being hailed as one of the truly great violinists of our times, acclaimed by The New York Times for playing with 'balanced lyricism and fire'.

At the age of 8, Ms Steinbacher was already performing her first violin concerto by the composer. And since then, the work has reappeared throughout her successful career like a leitmotiv. Yet her performance has never appeared on a CD, Following repeated requests from concert audiences, it is now finally 'Zeit Fur Mozart' (= time for Mozart): the fulfilment of a long-cherished wish, not only for Arabella, but also for her many followers. For all those aficionados who want to enjoy Mozart's most playful melodies, this is sure to be a case of 'love at first listen'.


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Image Shuffle, Play, Listen
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Christopher O'Riley, piano

This is the fourth issue of the PENTATONE OXINGALE series. An out of the box double SACD album with works for cello and piano, performed by cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley, including a booklet containing an interview by way of liner notes. One of the discs contains classical music and the other contains pop music, arranged for cello and piano by Christopher O'Riley.

Which brings the interviewer in the booklet to the following question: "...continuing on this idea of polyvalence, like it or not, people and fans are going to be focusing on this aspect of it."

Matt Haimovitz: "Well, we've been discussing this for months, actually. When we're in concert we go between Stravinsky and Radiohead, and then John McLaughlin and then some Bach and Ravel. But for us it's part of the same trajectory, and it fits seamlessly and naturally in a program. For me, a classical listener will be interested in Radiohead or any of the tunes we're playing on the pop side. I think what we're doing has a sincerity to it. We're getting to the spirit of it. We're translating it in a very different way than the original, and I think they would appreciate that there are some complex things going on contrapuntally, harmonically and lyrically. There's a richness there."

Listen to this highly original album and discover the richness Matt Haimovitz is talking about.


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Image TROIKA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Som lyttere er vi med på første række - I øjenhøjde med de to musikere og den kunstneriske skabelsesproces."
Magasinet Klassisk maj 2018


Acclaimed for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire – the endlessly inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley returns to explore music of the Slavic soul. Anchored by the cello sonatas of the iconic triumvirate of Russian composers –Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich – and inspired by the subversive irony of Shostakovich’s Sonata, TROIKA also delves into more recently-written, unexpected, and popular works. Whether subtle or blatantly rebellious, each work potently reveals the strength of the artistic voice in the face of political repression in mother Russia.

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Image Arpeggione Sonata / String Quintet
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Itamar Golan, piano

Miró Quartet

The fifth album to be released in the PENTATONE Oxingale series since PENTATONE and Oxingale Records joined forces in February 2015 combines two great masterpieces of Franz Schubert - the Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D. 821 and the String Quintet in C Major, D956.

Schubert wrote the sonata D. 821 for the arpeggione, a six stringed instrument similar to the viola da gamba, invented in 1723 and falling into oblivion not much more than a decade later. With the Arpeggione no longer around the sonata is usually played on the cello or viola. In this 2001 performance Grammy-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz is joined by renowned pianist and chamber musician Itamar Golan. Finished only a few months before his untimely death in November 1828, Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, set for the rather unusual combination of string quartet plus a second cello, received its first public performance in 1850 and was published only in 1853. Nowadays generally considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire, it is hard to imagine that the Quintet remained unheard for such a long time.

On this album it can be heard in a 2003 performance by Matt Haimovitz and the Miró Quartet.

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Image Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2CD)
Bach's astonishing and unsurpassed works for solo violin are glowingly realised in award-winning performances by Julia Fisher in this re-issue from PENTATONE. Bach's remarkable Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are revered for their boundless inventiveness, technical ingenuity and emotional depth. With their brilliant preludes, stately dances and complex four-part fugues, the demands on the performer are enormous - from rapid scale passages, double stopping and arpeggios, to the skill and concentration required to create the illusion of separately moving and interweaving voices.

The set is full of surprises. Sonata No. 3 contains a colossal fugue of increasing complexity and difficulty (and at over 350 bars, one of his longest). Partita No. 3 is one of Bach's sunniest works, with the virtuoso Prelude and the charming Gavotte being regularly performed as encore pieces. Most famous of all is the legendary Chaconne from Partita No. 2, a kaleidoscopic series of variations as deeply felt and cathartic as anything Bach wrote and an incontestable milestone in classical music. Julia Fischer's recording for PENTATONE was showered with praise upon its first release in 2005. "Classic accounts by Milstein and Grumiaux have been usurped by this extraordinarily gifted newcomer" enthused BBC Music Magazine.

"Her mastery is beyond question," affirmed Gramophone magazine "her ability to trace a smooth, even line a source of pleasure itself." It also achieved the rare distinction of garnering three of France's most prestigious awards: the Diapason d'Or from Diapason; the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique; and the highest rating from Classica-Repertoire. Julia Fischer's extensive recordings for PENTATONE have earned major recognition and awards. This reissue is launched simultaneously with an exquisitely designed LP edition. Julia Fischer plays on an Italian violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, dating from 1742.

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Image Violin Concerto (Re-release)
The entirety of Tchaikovsky's repertoire for solo violin was written during a period of amazing turbulence between 1875 and 1878. The most notable product of this anguish was his Violin Concerto in D, a work that swings widely between extremes as wide as Russian gypsy music and Western European-influenced Romanticism. Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D provides the backbone for the album and Julia Fischer brings these works to life.

kr. 84,75 (kr. 169,50)
Image Overtures, Preludes & Orchestral Excerpts


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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 .


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Image 4SACD-BOX: Parsifal
Evgeny Nikitin (Amfortas)
Christian Elsner (Parsifal)
Franz-Josef Selig (Gurnemanz)
Michelle DeYoung (Kundry/Stimme aus der Hohe)
Dimitry Ivaschenko (Titurel)
Eike Wilm Schulte (Klingsor)

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski

This is the third release of the very successful Wagner Edition. The first release, Flying Dutchman (PTC5186400) was an Editor's Choice in the Gramophone. The second, Die Meistersinger, (PTC5186402) was the BBC Music Magazine Opera Choice of the Month in February. "It is a phenomenal achievement of Marek Janowski to have welded his immense forces into such a virtually flawless unity."


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Image Period
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Image Peter and the Wolf
kr. 84,75 (kr. 169,50)
Image Orchestral Dances
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Image Symphony No. 5 / Four Sea Interludes
The Oregon Symphony
Carlos Kalmar




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Image Masses
Marcel Tyberg was an accomplished Viennese composer, conductor and pianist. Unfortunately, due to the conditions of World War II, Tyberg, only 1/16th Jewish, was sent to his death and his musical career was prematurely extinguished. When Marcel Tyberg was murdered at Auschwitz, his music was lost with him. Until now. Anticipating the Nazi movement in his region in 1943, Marcel gathered his friends in secret to share hi smusic one last time. One friend recalled, "There was a childlike joy and tenderness in him taht is only seen in great souls shortly before their return home. The tears ran down my cheeks. We all had the feeling that he will not be with us much longer." That night Marcel entrusted his compositions to a friend - including the two Masses, his only sacred manuscripts that exist today. Only a few days later, Marcel was captured in a night raid by the Nazi Gestapo and later counted among the millions murdered at Auschwitz. His music was kept by friends and eventually ended up in Buffalo, NY where the Buffalo Philharmonic began uncovering his symphonies in 2008. Tyberg's Masses reverberate the joy of a devout man and brilliant musician. Their late-Romantic structure and harmonic composition resemble other masters like Mahler and Bruckner, and their symphonic breadth encompass a vast range of human emotion. From the intimate iterations of "Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus" in both Mass settings, to the roaring organ solo in the "Sanctus" of the Messe di fascile in F major, to the painfully beautiful soprano solo in the "Agnus Dei" of the Mass in G major.

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Image Christmas
Winchester Cathedral Choir
Martin Neary

The sacred space of Winchester Cathedral has echoed to music every day for almost a thousand years, inspiring worshippers and visitors alike. Winchester Cathedral is home to a Cathedral Choir which, under the leadership of Martin Neary, was internationally regarded as one of the great choirs of England. He was Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral from 1972 to 1988, and Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey from 1988 to 1998.

As the organist at Westminster Abbey, he was the musical director of the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, for which he was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the New Year Honours List in 1998.

Philips Classics recorded Christmas Carols in its series of Quadraphonic Recordings with the Winchester Cathedral Choir directed by Martin Neary in 1973. PentaTone has digitally re-mastered the recording using DSD technology and is now releasing this best seller in the RQR series in superb surround sound.


kr. 84,75 (kr. 169,50)
Image Creating Timeless Classics
This timeless collection is pretty much every piece you would expect to be included, and then some. A good variety of music to please every palate, from an inimitable and incredibly precise performance by Julia Fischer to Mari Kodama's solo piano whose splendid movement allows you to experience the full glory of Beethoven's music.

But that's no surprise, since PENTATONE has some of the finest interpreters in its catalogue to draw from and over 150 surround-sound albums- each and every one a top-quality DSD recording.

This compilation can be enjoyed by both the curious beginner and classical aficionado. Includes music by Robert Schumann; Tchaikovsky; JS Bach; Corelli; Mendelssohn; Beethoven; Korngold; Rachmaninov


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Image Stay In Tune With Pentatone
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Image 4SACD-BOX: Götterdämmerung
Lance Ryan
Petra Lang
Matti Salminen
Markus Brück
Edith Haller
Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Marina Prudenskaya

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski, conductor


This is the last release in PentaTone's successful Wagner Edition and the 4th release of the cycle: "Der Ring des Nibelungen".

The 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). Parsifal was recently nominated for a Gramophone award.


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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.


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Image Ruslan und Ludmilla (3CD)
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Image Der Zigeunerbaron
Nikolai Schukoff, Heinz Zednik, Renate Pitscheider and others.
NDR Radiophilharmonie / Larry Foster

Johann Strauss Jr. is the most prominent member of the famous musical Strauss family and with more than 500 dance compositions to his name, became known as ‘The Waltz King’. While conducting the world première of his operetta Der Zigeunerbaron at the Theater an der Wien on 24 October 1885, Strauss junior lived one of, if not the biggest, stage successes of his career. Der Zigeunerbaron received 87 successive performances, which made it even more successful than Die Fledermaus and during the composer’s lifetime alone, the operetta was performed in more than 140 theaters.

Originally Strauss intended to perform the 3 act operetta, on a libretto by Ignaz Schnitzer, at the Vienna Court Opera, rather than the Theater an der Wien. Even though this didn’t work out for contractual reasons, it may be seen as a reflection of the composer’s ambition to outgrow the dance hall. Der Zigeunerbaron clearly is a much more dramatic piece than Die Fledermaus and is by many considered to be a comic opera, instead of a genuine operetta. Johann Strauss junior forever stayed The Waltz King, but Der Zigeunerbaron became a success until present day. With the release of this 2-SACD album, now to be enjoyed in a splendid May 2015 recording by the NDR Radiophilharmonie and the NDR Chor conducted by Lawrence Foster.

kr. 159,98 (kr. 319,95)
Image It's a Wonderful Life
Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer knew before they ever wrote a note or a line of It’s a Wonderful Life that there are challenges in adapting a treasured classic for the operatic stage. After all, Heggie and Scheer’s hit 2010 opera Moby-Dick raised the same challenges: how could they remain faithful to the source material and still create something new, which emphasized the story’s innate operatic qualities?

For It’s a Wonderful Life, Heggie and Scheer responded by keeping the basic plot and characters from the beloved Frank Capra film version but changing the perspective. But in a departure from the film, all the action takes place from Clara’s perspective and in her realm. Seventy mirrored doors represent portals in time and space, which Clara uses to piece together the events of George’s life in an effort to understand what has brought him to this moment of despair.

Critics said the “feel good” work (Opera Warhorses) “dispels any notion that you may have about expecting the opera to duplicate the film [and has a] crazy-quilt score that may be Heggie’s most delightful concoction” (Theater Jones). As the Houston Chronicle critic summed up, “George Bailey would be proud.”

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Image Here/After
Music: Jake Heggie
Poetry: Gene Scheer

All of the pieces try to give voice to people no longer on the planet -- artists like Camille Claudel, Francis Poulenc, Wanda Landowska, Pierre Bernac, Paul Eluard -- also to people lost in the 9/11 attacks -- also voices to artworks by painters and sculptors no longer alive --- So HERE_AFTER gives a nice double play to the idea of the spiritual hereafter; that these voices are here even after the sources are gone; that we can "hear" them after they are gone


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Image Dream of Gerontius / Symphony No 1
Peter Auty (tenor),
Michelle Breedt (mezzo soprano),
John Hancock (baritone)
Collegium Vocale Gent

Royal Flemish Philharmonic,
Edo de Waart


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Image In memoriam Yakov Kreizberg
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor

Kreizberg died last year at the age of only 51 and made many recordings for PentaTone. All of Julia Fischer's concerto recordings were accompanied by him. Many of the tracks featured in this In Memoriam collection come from award winning albums and include works by Dvorak, Debussy, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian.


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Image Piano Sonatas (2 SACD)
Mari Kodama, piano


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Image Treemonisha
The seeds were planted in the early 1970s when Deutsche Grammophon realised what amazing results could be achieved by recording on multi-channel tapes, using either four or eight channels. Yet, due to a few restrictions, they never fully blossomed. Flaws in the playback equipment meant that music connoisseurs were prevented from enjoying these recordings in the way that artists, producers, engineers and other professionals intended, even though recording technology was already way ahead of its time.Now - over a quarter of a century later - thanks to the arrival of the multichannel Super Audio CD (SACD), there is finally a system available which permits these precious recordings to be released in the quality they deserved back then.This release is an outstanding version of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha. Not only because this recording - which was orchestrated by the American composer and jazz musician, Gunther Schuller, in 1975 for the Houston Grand Opera - probably comes the closest to Joplin's original intention, but also because the recording's crisp and bright sound can now be cherished on 2 SACDs, complete with a full libretto in English.Joplin's uniquely beautiful and dearly inspiring score is a buoyant blend of ragtime, vaudeville and grand opera, with lots of dancing, a big portion for the chorus, and arias and ensembles of stunning beauty. The composition has an inherently American tone and it was definitely created by a true entertainer. It is 'a landmark set', as Christopher Cook put it in a review in BBC Music Magazine (August 2005).


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Image La Damnation de Faust
The seeds were planted in the early 1970s when Deutsche Grammophon realised what amazing results could be achieved by recording the multi-channel tapes, with either four or eight channels. Yet, due to a few restrictions, they never fully blossomed. Flaws in the playback equipment meant that music connoisseurs were prevented from enjoying these recordings in the way that artists, producers, engineers and other professionals intended, even though recording technology was already way ahead of its time.Now ? over a quarter of a century later ? and thanks to the arrival of the multi-channel Super Audio CD, there is finally a system available which permits these precious recordings to be released in the quality they deserved back then.Digitally re-mastered on 2 SACDs, this PENTATONE release also features a complete libretto both in French and English.The re-mastering and re-release on SACD bears witness to a perfect blend of the past and present, just as Hector Berlioz combined it in La damnation de Faust. He told the story in a fascinatingly modern manner ? so modern, that we are able to translate for our ears the extreme paradoxes of drinking song and fugue, rides to hell and heavenly apotheosis, prayer and march, into colourful, dramatic images and let our imaginations run wild.Recorded with a solid team of performers such as Edith Mathis (soprano), Stuart Burrows (tenor), Donald McIntyre (bass), Thomas Paul (bass), Judith Dickinson (solo in Dans le ciel), Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Boy Choir, together with Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa, this recording lets us relish in their prime performance of orchestral playing and singing.


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Image Orbit - Music for Solo Cell
Matt Haimovitz, cello

Orbit, a three-disc compilation of music for solo cello, all composed between 1945 and 2014 and performed by world renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz, is the second release in the PENTATONE OXINGALE SERIES. In this series PENATONE joins forces with Grammy Award-winning OXINGALE RECORDS, a trailblazing artist's label since 2000 which is equally committed to revelatory interpretations of the canonic repertoire as to riveting performances of works by recent and living composers.

Alongside his earlier 3-disc compilation on Deutche Grammophon, Orbit establishes Matt Haimovitz as one of the most prolific exponents of solo cello music in our time.

The album documents Matt Haimovitz's musical journey since the turn of the millennium, together with his partner in life and music, composer Luna Pearl Woolf. It contains nearly all of the solo contemporary works that were initially released on OXINGALE RECORDS as five thematic albums Anthem (2003), Goulash! (2005), After Reading Shakespeare (2007), Figment (2009) and Matteo (2011), as well as two newly recorded tracks: Philip Glass's "Orbit" and a new arrangement by Luna Pearl Woolf of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter". More than twenty composers are represented in this set, fifteen of them still living, and ten works are recorded for the very first time.

This impressive solo cello odyssey offers the listener a fascinating kaleidoscope of musical influences from the past sixty years, encountering a variety of composers who range in musical style from vanguards Elliott Carter and Philip Glass to young, rock 'n roll-influenced American composers, to the Italian avant-garde of Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino: a true 20th century Tower of Babel.


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Image Works for Violin
Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen now need no introduction. Their first volume of the works of Schubert was an overnight success. The unique feature on this CD is Julia's performance as a pianist in Fantaisie in F minor D 940 Op.103, a four hand piece. She has performed in live concerts as a pianist but this is her recording debut.


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Image Brandenburg Concertos
Pinchas Zukerman , Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach


The seeds were planted in the early 1970s when Deutsche Grammophon realised what amazing results could be achieved by recording the multi-channel tapes, with either four or eight channels. Yet, due to a few restrictions, they never fully blossomed. Flaws in the playback equipment meant that music connoisseurs were prevented from enjoying these recordings in the way that artists, producers, engineers and other professionals intended, even though recording technology was already way ahead of its time.

Now – over a quarter of a century later – thanks to the arrival of the multi-channel Super Audio CD, there is finally a system available which permits these precious recordings to be released in the quality they already deserved back then.

As a result of PENTATONE’s labour of love re-recording and remastering this release, we get to experience their pulsating rhythms, instrumental vitality and successful blend of the solo concerto with group concerto, which make them a true milestone in the history of the concerto. The variety and uniqueness of their orchestrations also enable them to stand virtually alone in the entire sphere of baroque music. In them, Bach succeeded in marrying the greatest joy of music making with such learned forms as the fugue.

Now on SACD, you can indulge in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046–1051 in the intended sound quality as when they were recorded.

kr. 117,50 (kr. 235,00)
Image The Canterville Ghost
“While my Usher House turns Poe upside down, the libretto for The Canterville Ghost follows Wilde’s short story pretty closely.” So says Gordon Getty about his second Gothic-themed one-act opera, based on the popular short story by Oscar Wilde. The opera serves as the perfect comic foil to the more sinister and disturbing tale of the previous opera, which was loosely based on Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. The Canterville Ghost was first performed in 2015 at Leipzig Opera, with Matthias Foremny conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra and an international cast of singers. This premiere recording invites us to witness again the delightful culture clash of the Old World invaded by modern Americans, set in a haunted mansion in Victorian England. The unhappy ghost of Sir Simon, who for centuries has tormented the mansion’s inhabitants, is no match for the new pragmatic owners. Sir Simon attempts to scare them away, but finds himself teased and terrorized by the stalwart Otis family instead. He ultimately finds peace and redemption with the help of young Virginia Otis. Getty’s libretto and music serve up the perfect balance of humor and humanity required to bring the much-loved story to life. The theme of the opera is a perfect fit for PENTATONE’s American Opera Series, mirroring how European opera has been transformed by “modern Americans” into something new, while honoring the traditions of its origins. The American Opera Series seeks to highlight the rich and varied examples of how this imported art form has evolved in America. “Wilde’s finest poetry is in his prose, and his finest prose is in his children’s stories. Most are dark. Sacrifice and heartbreak are the themes. The Canterville Ghost looks at the sunnier side. Virginia’s sacrifice, and the ghost’s heartbreak, reach the endings we hoped. Wilde was never in better form. Not many writers could have sent up the stolid Otises or the indignant Sir Simon so richly while leaving us in on their side throughout. The Canterville Ghost is romantic comedy, though with heartbreak and redemption along the way. The dos and don’ts of romantic comedy are pretty much eternal. Wilde has given us one, in short story form, of unique beauty and genius. We laugh and cry, and are enriched. I added music, and some words, with the same intention.”

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Image Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8
PENTATONE’s third release from Rafael Kubelik’s acclaimed Beethoven cycle of symphonies in its Remastered Classics series is his commanding reading of the sixth, seventh and eighth symphonies performed by the Orchestre de Paris, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Sometimes known as the “hymn to humour”, the genial eighth symphony sits as an intriguing gem between the imposing seventh and stupendous ninth symphonies. In a performance described as “light-footed and bristling with energy” (AllMusic), Kubelik captures the work’s essentially irreverent spirit with vibrant and colourful playing from the Cleveland Orchestra. Rafael Kubelik recorded his cycle of Beethoven symphonies in the 1970s for Deutsche Grammophon, each with a different orchestra, earning widespread praise. Although recorded in multi-channel sound, these unmissable performances have previously been available only in the conventional two-channel stereo format. Using state of the art technology which avoids the need for re-mixing, PENTATONE’s engineers have remastered the original studio tapes to bring the performances to life as originally intended: in compelling and pristine multi-channel sound. Other releases from PENTATONE in the Kubelik Beethoven cycle are the Symphonies 1 & 4 (with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) and Symphonies 2 & 5 (with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra).

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Image Serenade
Thomas Hampson's acclaimed portrayals of iconic roles in French operatic works have spanned the duration of his singular international career. A longtime champion of French repertoire, he has starred in the title roles of Chausson's Le roi Arthus at Opéra National de Paris; Massenet's Werther (baritone version) at The Metropolitan Opera and Théâtre National du Châtelet; Massenet's Thaïs (Athanaël) at Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Metropolitan Opera; Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Four Villains) at the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden; and Thomas' Hamlet at the Théâtre National du Châtelet. He has also performed in Massenet's Manon (Lescaut), Gounod's Faust (Valentin), Berlioz' Les Troyens (Chorèbe), and Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias (Gendarme). Additionally, Hampson has been featured on critically lauded recordings of Faust, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Thaïs, and Werther. Mr. Hampson carries the title of Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Republic of France.

With "Serenade," his first album exclusively dedicated to French song, Mr. Hampson brings his passion for works by French opera composers to the PENTATONE label. Curated with the French Literature scholar Sylvain Fort and in a first collaboration with the Polish pianist Maciej Pikulski, the track listing includes romantic and introspective as well as humorous selections by Bizet, Chabrier, Chausson, Gounod, Magnard, Massenet, and Saint-Saëns, featuring texts written by some of France's most revered writers including Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine, Rosemonde Gérard, and others.

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Image Violin Sonatas
A stunning recital of romantic sonatas from Arabella Steinbacher, whose recent disc of Mozart Violin Concertos was a Gramophone Editors Choice. Violinist Arabella Steinbacher and pianist Robert Kulek continue their great collaboration with a new PENTATONE release, the recording of César Francks Sonata for Piano and Violin in A, which joins Richard Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18. While Francks violin sonata is epic in character, Strauss work is full of jovial energy, hope and anticipation. This fusion of elements brilliantly demonstrates the synergy between Steinbacher and Kulek, something we have witnessed during their recital performances over the past few years. Needless to say, both artists possess superb technique. Steinbacher demonstrates her delicate yet fiery touch, most notably in the robust Franck score, while Kulek plays with resolute intonation, steadfast tempo, and broad dynamics. Steinbacher maintains her performance as an equal partner without dominating her counterpart.


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Image L'Arlesienne Suites / Masques et bergamasques
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Kazuki Yamada

This is the first album of a series of three which feature ballet/theatre/dance music. The first one comprises music by French composers amongst them the very popular Arlésienne suites by George Bizet in performances by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande which has a long standing reputation for its performances of French music.


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Image Sacred Songs of Life & Love
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Image The Barber of Neville
Jaime Martin, flute
Andrew Marriner, clarinet
Gustavo Nunez, bassoon

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner

Howard Blake is a living composer best known for his film scores (a.o. Snowman). This album features new classical compositions by Howard Blake, all world premiere recordings.


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Image Ein Heldenleben & Macbeth
The celebrated young Colombian maestro Andres Orozco-Estrada continues his critically acclaimed series of recordings for Pentatone with this release of the evocative tone poems Macbeth and Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss, performed here with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. These gripping works, with their intricate scoring and compelling narratives, are orchestral tours de force, demonstrating Strauss's gift for filling a huge orchestral canvas with vivd and exquisite details while maintaining a sense of drama. And they are stunningly brought to life in this recording with Pentatone's state of the art multi-channel surround sound. Strauss's brooding tone poem Macbeth is a psychological portait of the main protagonists in the play, the insecure and vacillating Macbeth and his wife, the ambitious but deranged Lady Macbeth. Strauss's often highly charged score suggests the mounting horror and dread of the ill-fated couple and their domestic unease, the work ending on a sombre ntoe following their deaths and the triumphal march of Macduff. In Strauss's striking and florid masterpiece Ein Heldenleben, there's little doubt who the real hero is but Strauss himself. While he was roundly mocked at the time for his audacity, there's also little doubt that this bold and dramatic tone poem is no mere cornucopia of orchestral effects - it's a life-affirming work which ends not in a triumphal blaze, but in a mood of quiet resignation.

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Image Symphonic Variations & Slavonic Rhapsodies
"...Hru°ša has the measure of both works' charm, their geniality, their flow. In both he segues naturally between boisterousness and melancholy yearning. There is a warm glow to his sound, a pride in the music's lyricism that non-Czechs would find hard to match..."
Gramophone januar 2017


This release is the third of Pentatone's three-album series where Jakub Hruša conducts the pKF-Prague Philharmonia in an all Dvorák program of appealing orchestral works comprising the evergreen favorite Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 coupled with the lesser-known Slavonic Rhapsodies, Op. 45. This album builds on the critical success of his earlier releases in the series. Dvorak's unfailing gift for appealing melodies, potent rhythms and colorful orchestration are put on full display.

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Image Symphony No. 4
Mahlers Symphony No. 4 portrays another side of the composer, different to the one hitherto seen by the general public. No major battles are fought in this symphony; rather, it is a portrayal of a childlike vision of life and a better world in the Hereafter. Mahlers Dutch friend and colleague, Alphons Diepenbrock, may well have provided the most fitting description of the nature of this symphony and its position within Mahlers oeuvre: [...] in his Symphony No. 4, he exclusively praises the sensations of the soul, severed from all earthly ties, from various angles either as childish yet unearthly merriment, or as the highest ecstasy attained by mystics in bygone years during the contemplation of the divine. However, one should not search for irony here. The work is like a beautiful dream, an indispensable link in the series of Mahlers nine symphonies that speak sufficiently of harsh reality, and that, according to some, will one day be considered the monumental musical oeuvre of the present day. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra lives up to its reputation for its brilliant Mahler performances and surpasses all expectations under the baton of conductor Marc Albrecht. And Elizabeth Watts performance in the final movement is surely one not to be missed. The chemistry between Watts and the orchestra is utterly pervasive. With a voice described by International Record Review as one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation, Watts sweeps the listener off their feet with this sunny, accessible symphony from Mahler. The perfect combination of immaculate performance with impeccable PENTATONE sound quality can only result in a magical musical experience.


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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 28 & 29 (Hammerklavier)
Mari Kodama, piano


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Image Little Match Girl (The)
Nikolai Schukoff, Tenor (Poor Peter)
Melody Moore, Soprano (Joan and the Bells)
Lester Lynch, Baritone (Joan and the Bells)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Chorus Masters: Jörn Hinnerk Andresen and Robert Blank Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Conducted by Asher Fisch and Ulf Schirmer

As is often the case in the vocal compositions of distinguished American composer Gordon Getty, many of the pieces collected in The Little Match Girl are based on, or inspired by, poetry from the nineteenth and earlytwentieth centuries. This SACD starts with "A prayer for my daughter" for chorus and orchestra, based on the poem by William Butler Yeats which is, according to Getty, "...one of the most admired works by one of the most admired poets of the age". It is followed by "Poor Peter" for tenor, chorus and orchestra, with lyrics by Getty himself inspired by Poe and again Yeats. Then follows the titular "The little match girl"; the heartbreaking fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, put to music more or less word-for-word in a challenging setting for the orchestra and particularly the chorus. The disc concludes with "Joan and the bells", Getty's own narrative of the trial of Joan of Arc, about which he said, "It was the genius of Shaw that inverted this safe literary tradition and brought out the spunky teenager in Joan. Jean Anouilh went farther, in The Lark, and gave her the simplicity of preadolescence. Joan and the Bells owes much to these masters, particularly Anouilh, and takes the same poetic license. It is a tale of a child's faith in an age without childhood, of a valour undeflected, and of the redemption these qualities commend."

The disc comes with a booklet containing the complete lyrics to all the pieces as well as personal comments about the music by the composer himself, which enriches the listening experience.

This recording by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks was conducted by Asher Fisch and Ulf Schirmer respectively. It features magnificent soloists such as tenor Nikolai Schukoff ("Poor Peter"),soprano Melody Moore ("Joan and the Bells") and baritone Lester Lynch ("Joan and the Bells").


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Image December Celebration
Lisa Delan, soprano
Lester Lynch, baritone

Volti Chorus; Musicians of the New Century Chamber Orchestra / Dawn Harms

December holds in its hands many worlds of celebration as the month unfolds with Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas and the eve of the New Year. Over the centuries a great deal of music has marked this time of year, but very little has been added to the canon in recent decades. Gordon Getty inspired us with his composition of delightful new Christmas carols to invite a group of American composers to celebrate the season in music. The result is a rich and tuneful recording of new holiday classics for you to share with your friends and families. We hope that you enjoy this festive and joyous music throughout the season and for many years to come.


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Image Overtures
Prague Philharmonia / Jakub Hrusa

For a large part, thanks to the effort of Johannes Brahms, who introduced him to his publisher Simrock, Czech composer Antonín Dvorák developed into a composer with an international reputation. Don't we all know his Slavonic Dances, his Symphonies or his chamber music, such as the Dumky Trio or the American string quartet? This album reveals some of the more hidden treasures of Dvorák's repertoire, namely his overtures, of which he wrote no less than thirteen. In the booklet to the album they are described as follows: All five overtures on this recording are richly and vividly scored, employing palettes of instruments broader on average than those found in Dvorák's mature symphonies and sometimes calling for special effects. For their orchestral colour but also their rich expression of poetic content, as well as their purely musical invention and structural mastery, these overtures constitute gems of special brilliance in the treasury of Dvorák's compositional bequest.The PKF - Prague Philharmonia recorded this album in January 2015 at the Forum Karlin in Prague under the baton of their 2009-2015 Music Director and Chief Conductor Jakub Hrusa.


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Image Piano Quartet, Op. 25 (version for orchestra)
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Marc Albrecht

Composer Arnold Schönberg considered it vitally important to study the techniques of other composers in order to thus penetrate more deeply into the true content of their music and he believed the best way to do this was by arranging the original compositions. And thus between May and September 1937, Schönberg penned an orchestral version of the Piano Quartet in G minor by Johannes Brahms. His first reason was personal: "I like the piece." But the other two were more of a practical nature. "It is seldom played. It is always very badly played, because the better the pianist, the louder he plays, and you hear nothing from the strings. I wanted for once to hear everything, and this I have achieved."

In this regard, conductor Marc Albrecht and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra prevail, with individual instruments and sections coming forward in carefully drawn sections. It is a fun Quartet, and one that is brilliantly played by Albrecht and the orchestra. Furthermore, Albrecht's style suits the composition, with its grand, impressive gestures and vivid colour to the music. When asked why he is so enthusiastic about the composition Marc Albrecht replies, "Schönberg's contributions made it a true orchestral work: American with a Schönberg-like sound. It is a fantastic trip through an insanely good piece."

Recorded at the orchestra's impressive residence the NedPhO-Koepel, formerly the Majella church this album also features Schönberg's own work, Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene (which translates as 'Accompaniment to a cinematic scene'). Although the work reflected the customs of silent movies, Schönberg's original score could not be used for film as it was not possible to adapt the music to the length of the scenes. The première was held in Frankfurt in 1930, without an accompanying film, and led by conductor Hans Rosbaud. Schönberg's idea was not fulfilled until 1973, when three films by Jean-Marie Straub, Jan W. Morthenson and Luc Ferrari respectively were made to accompany the score.


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Image Phenomenon
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Image Piano Sonatas Op. 2
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