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Classical Music Discoveries
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September 08, 2017 02:45 PM PDT

Welcome to Classical Music Discoveries' Season 14!

Our show is made possible by our sponsor - La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida.

Without our sponsor, advertisers and listeners like you, our show would not be possible.

We are proud to be the number one classical music broadcaster in the world and we also produce more new classical music recordings than any company in the world.

Below you will find over 100 shows that are currently available for you to listen to online. Just scroll down to a show you would like to listen to and then just click on "play" to listen to your selection.

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October 20, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op. 45 (German: ''Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift'') by Johannes Brahms, is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 and 1868. It comprises seven movements, which together last 65 to 80 minutes, making this work Brahms's longest composition. A German Requiem is sacred but non-liturgical, and unlike a long tradition of the Latin Requiem, A German Requiem, as its title states, is a Requiem in the German language.

CMD German Opera Company of Berlin
​Conducted by Sylvia Wagner

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http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p476/Brahms%3A_A_German_Requiem%2C_to_Words_of_the_Holy_Scriptures%2C_Op._45.html

October 19, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

John Rutter's Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem with added psalms and biblical verses in English, completed in 1985. It is scored for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra or chamber ensemble.

Five of its seven movements are based on text from the Latin Requiem Mass, while the second movement is a setting of "Out of the deep" (Psalm 130) and the sixth movement is an anthem The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) which Rutter had earlier written. The first movement combines the Introit and Kyrie, the third is Pie Jesu, with soprano solo. The central movement is a lively Sanctus, followed by Agnus Dei and finally Lux aeterna. In the Agnus Dei and Lux aeterna, Rutter combines the liturgical Latin text with English biblical verses.

Dominique Beaulieu, conductor
​CMD Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris

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October 18, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

The SATB choir and organ version of Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, Op. 9 was published in 1948 by the French firm Durand. It had been commissioned six years earlier under the collaborationist Vichy regime, but Duruflé was still working on it in 1944 when the regime collapsed and in fact did not complete it until the year of publication. The composer dedicated the Requiem to the memory of his father.

The work is for SATB choir with brief mezzo-soprano and baritone solos. It exists in versions for organ alone; for organ with string orchestra and optional trumpets, harp and timpani; and for organ and full orchestra.

At the time of commission, Duruflé was working on an organ suite using themes from Gregorian chants. He incorporated his sketches for that work into the Requiem, which uses numerous themes from the Gregorian "Mass for the Dead." Nearly all the thematic material in the work comes from chant.

CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of Paris
Dominique Beaulieu, conductor

Purchase this recording now at:
http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p474/Durufle%3A_Requiem%2C_Op._9.html

October 17, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. The choral-orchestral setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. Fauré's reasons for composing the work are unclear, but do not appear to have had anything to do with the death of his parents in the mid-1880s. He composed the work in the late 1880s and revised it in the 1890s, finishing it in 1900.

In seven movements, the work is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ. Different from typical Requiem settings, the full sequence Dies irae is omitted, replaced by its section Pie Jesu. The final movement In Paradisum is based on a text that is not part of the liturgy of the funeral mass but of the burial.

Fauré wrote of the work, "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest."

The piece premiered in its first version in 1888 in La Madeleine in Paris for a funeral mass. A performance takes about 35 minutes.

This performance is by the CMD Paris Chorus and Philharmonic.
Conducted by Dominique Beaulieu

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http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p473/Faure%3A_Requiem_in_D_minor%2C_Op._48.html

October 16, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Composer Steve Rouse constructs unique and indelible sound worlds on his album MORPHIC RESONANCE, his first release with PARMA Recordings. The album is a revue of Rouse’s chamber music from the last two decades and beyond, and the works featured on MORPHIC RESONANCE demonstrate Rouse’s powerful gifts to create compelling and idiosyncratic musical statements.

Purchase now at:
http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p472/Steve_Rouse%3A_Morphic_Resonance.html

October 15, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Tomás Luis de Victoria’s requiem mass for six voices, written in 1603 and published in 1605, is an absolute masterpiece from the Renaissance Period.
It is one of a handful of large-scale works which enjoys mainstream appeal in the 21st century. For many, it represents what Renaissance polyphony is, what it sounds and feels like, and how expressive it can be.

This work is heard best in a darkened room while you relax and let the music flow over and through you.

This performance is by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Chorus and is produced and conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez.

This recording is available now at ClassicalRecordings.co
Purchase now at:
http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p471/Victoria%3A_Requiem_Mass.html

October 13, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Tadlow Music is proud to announce the release of the classic film music event of the decade – a special collector’s edition of one of the greatest film scores of all time – Ben-Hur composed by Miklós Rózsa. The complete 157-minute score, including previously unreleased music, has been re-recorded in stunning and dynamic 24-Bit 96kHz digital sound, performed by the award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Nic Raine and produced by label founder James Fitzpatrick.

Purchase now at:
http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p470/Mikl%C3%B3s_R%C3%B3zsa%3A_Ben-Hur_Complete_Restored_Soundtrack.html

October 12, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40 is a tone poem by Richard Strauss. The work was completed in 1898. It was his eighth work in the genre, and exceeded any of its predecessors in its orchestral demands. Generally agreed to be autobiographical in nature, despite contradictory statements on the matter by the composer, the work contains more than thirty quotations from Strauss's earlier works, including Also sprach Zarathustra, Till Eulenspiegel, and Death and Transfiguration.

Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez
CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain

Purchase now at:
http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p469/R_Strauss%3A_Ein_Heldenleben.html

October 11, 2017 11:00 PM PDT

Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three parts by Maurice Ravel described as a choreographic symphony. The story concerns the love between the goat herd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé.

Ravel began work on the score in 1909. It was premiered on June 8, 1912.
At almost an hour long, Daphnis et Chloé is Ravel's longest work. In spite of the ballet's duration, four discernable leitmotifs give musical unity to the score. The music, some of the composer's most passionate, is widely regarded as some of Ravel's best, with extraordinarily lush harmonies typical of the impressionist movement in music. Even during the composer's lifetime, contemporary commentators described this ballet as his masterpiece for orchestra. When the complete work is performed live, it is more often performed in concerts than in staged productions.

Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez
CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona

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