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Classical Music Discoveries
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September 30, 2018 12:23 PM PDT

La traviata (The Fallen Woman) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice.

Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice

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September 27, 2018 11:00 PM PDT

With QUADRANTS, Navona Records shines a spotlight on the modern string quartet — melding old with new, combining traditional forms with contemporary influences, and presenting expressive, emotional works that both make and break the mold.

QUADRANTS Vol 2, performed by Boston’s acclaimed Pedroia String Quartet, features compositions by Paul Osterfield, David T. Bridges, Fred DeSena, L Peter Deutsch, Katherine Price, and Marvin Lamb. Discover how each composer reveals utterly different, yet intrinsically beautiful sound from this most traditional instrumentation.

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September 27, 2018 02:04 PM PDT

Our "Music to Deliver Newspapers By" has been one of our most popular shows now, for over 2 years.

So, we thought we would do another edition.

"Classical Newspapers" contains 5 hours of classical music that has been requested to be played by our Happy Listeners.

Happy Newspaper Delivery!

Note: the show contains 63 tracks. Download all 100 tracks and the PDF file identifying each track at:
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September 26, 2018 11:00 PM PDT

“Byron Janis Live: On Tour” (Janis Eleven Enterprises), a collection of previously unissued live performances of pieces by Chopin, Haydn and Liszt that were recorded between 1979 and 1999, also includes solo-piano arrangements of several of Mr. Janis’ songs, thus reminding us that he is also a highly accomplished popular songwriter.

Sonata E Flat Major Hob. XVI:49 (Allegro) Ÿ Haydn Ÿ Paris, France 1982
Sonata E Flat Major Hob. XVI:49 (Adagio Cantabile) Ÿ Haydn Ÿ Paris, France 1982
Sonata E Flat Major Hob. XVI:49 (Tempo di Menuet) Ÿ Haydn Ÿ Paris, France 1982
Polonaise Ÿ Chopin Ÿ Havana, Cuba 1999
Mazurka F Minor (Posthumous) Ÿ Chopin Ÿ Havana, Cuba 1999
Nocturne D Flat Op. 27 No. 2 Ÿ Chopin Ÿ Warsaw, Poland 1979
Waltz A Flat Major Op. 34 No.1 Ÿ Chopin Ÿ Toulon, France 1989
Sonata B Minor Third Movement (Largo) Op. 58 No. 3 Ÿ Chopin Ÿ Knoxville, TN 1982
Waltz G Flat Major (Posthumous) Ÿ Chopin Ÿ New York, NY 1982
Waltz G Flat Major Op. 70 No. 1 Ÿ Chopin Ÿ New York, NY 1982
Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 Ÿ Liszt Ÿ Brussels, Belgium 1988
Paraphrase on Verdi’s Opera, Rigoletto Ÿ Liszt Ÿ Madrid, Spain 1981
You Are More Ÿ Byron Janis Ÿ Abbey, Bethlehem, CT 1988
David’s Star – A Song for Israel Ÿ Byron Janis Ÿ Abbey, Bethlehem, CT 1988
Like Any Man Ÿ Byron Janis Ÿ Abbey, Bethlehem, CT 1988
“By and Cy – More Paganini Variations” Ÿ Byron Janis and Cy Coleman* Ÿ NY, NY 1978

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September 25, 2018 04:19 PM PDT

ART FOR TWO
ARTHUR GOTTSCHALK

MARIO CIACCIO alto & tenor saxophone
SAURO BERTI clarinet & bass clarinet
NAOMI FUJIYA piano
ECCHER SCHOOL OF MUSIC VOCAL ENSEMBLE

How can something as intimate as a musical moment shared between two people open up the door to endless possibilities? Discover the answer in ART FOR TWO, a collection of works by acclaimed composer Arthur Gottschalk and performed by Italian woodwind extraordinaires Sauro Berti and Mario Ciaccio, accompanied by the skilled hands of pianist Naomi Fujiya. In each piece, the performers call listeners into the moment as they traverse art music inspired by sources from traditional Jewish hymns to Frank Zappa.

The melodies of Berti and Ciaccio will carry listeners to some interesting and unexpected places. Italian bass clarinetist Sauro Berti has performed at major festivals from China to Mexico, and his command of the woodwind has earned him credit with the most notable orchestras in Italy and beyond. His counterpart, the award-winning saxophonist Mario Ciaccio, adds smooth flair -- together, the two mesmerizingly work off of each other as the strains of their instruments sing together as one.

In the first piece, Benny, Zoot, and Teddy, one can almost hear witty banter back and forth between the instruments. Two best friends strolling through a lively city scene as they converse immediately comes to mind. The album’s concluding piece, Shalom, also features the two instruments in conversation, but this time with a different message. They are joined by a full choir to deliver a final word: “shalom,” a Hebrew word meaning “peace.” This message, balanced with the exchange of the woodwinds, sends listeners on their way, enriched with having joined the musicians on this journey.

In ART FOR TWO, each track brings listeners into a different shared conversation and experience. Enjoy the intimate dialogue between two musicians, and between the performer and you, the listener, as each song tells you a new, fascinating story.

For more information, track listing, credits, biographies and YouTube videos, please visit:
http://navonarecords.com/epk/artfortwo/index.html

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September 24, 2018 04:16 PM PDT

Montreal-based ethno-classical Duo Beija-Flor explores the Spanish and Portuguese influence on classical music with COSTAS, their vibrant debut for Big Round Records. Charles Hobson (guitar) and Marie-Noëlle Choquette (flute) form a highly expressive, versatile duo that is a force to be reckoned with.

The twenty-two tracks on COSTAS appear to be bite-sized, but not only do they span a vast repertoire, they also pack a powerful punch individually. When Astor Piazzolla's only non-tango piece (Escualo) is contrasted with traditional Spanish folk songs (Siete Canciones Españolas) and motion picture soundtracks (Summer Garden Suite), it's not far-fetched to call this selection eclectic. All the more astounding, then, is Duo Beija-Flor's ability to tie this diverse program together, making it sound as if these pieces had always gone hand in hand.

Occasionally, experimental elements are allowed in and incorporated into the flow of the album, such as the temporary, modernist dissonance in Boulevard San Jorge or the jazz harmonies in Havana Street Parade. And naturally, mirroring the dualist nature of the set-up, contrasts abound, not only in instrumental timbre and dynamics, but also in the music's character: Thus, the cheerful sweetness of Pé de Moleque and Quebra Quiexo (both aptly performed according to their title referencing Brazilian candy) is abruptly cut short by two dramatic fados pondering nothing less than the value of life.

COSTAS attractively meanders between the light-footed and the profound, and the album's finale, Four Sephardic Songs, forms a majestic and evocative conclusion to an hour of music that is as vivacious, colorful and multi-faceted as the performing duo itself.

For more information, track listings, credits, notes, biography and YouTube videos please visit:
http://bigroundrecords.com/epk/costas/

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September 22, 2018 11:00 PM PDT

Kamyar Mohajer’s PICTURES OF THE HIDDEN honors the composer’s “four Grand Masters:" Johann Sebastian Bach, Persian poet Hafez, and his parents. In this album, Mohajer shares his artistic upbringing by combining his roots in Persian modality with his love of Western classical music.

The eponymous piece, a set of five songs for voice and piano, feature the works of the Persian poet Hafez. In the multi-tiered composition, Mohajer draws from childhood memories of his mother’s singing. Used with Hafez’s poetry, which adores a superior spirit called “Beloved,” Pictures of the Hidden reaches towards a higher meaning, honoring the perfection of an all-powerful Spirit. Each song, sung in Persian by soprano Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghma, brings a motherly passion to the depth of Hafez’s poetry. With Karolina Rojahn on piano, the composer combines the story-like motifs and counterpoint of Bach-inspired piano composition with the brilliant virtuosity of Shehabi-Yaghma. In Reng, Mohajer shares the conventions of his native music. The dance , for instance, is built on a syncopated 6/8 rhythm characteristic of Persian dances throughout history. The dance signals a release, a giving up of self to the joy of music and movement. The album concludes with a stunning performance by the acclaimed Alexander String Quartet, who communicate the contrasting feelings of melancholic longing and swift energy - a task perfect for strings and their ability to produce sound across the dynamic spectrum.

Though the album is Mohajer’s debut, PICTURES OF THE HIDDEN is more than just an artistic expression of self. Rather, the album celebrates the past figures who shaped his present context, and demonstrates how art can leave humanity in a better place for having experienced it.

For track listings, credits, poems, notes, biography and YouTube links, please visit:
http://navonarecords.com/epk/picturesofhidden/index.html

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September 21, 2018 11:00 PM PDT

Arnold Schoenberg's masterpieces that Jean Sibelius protested against and the direction they were taking music.
Transfigured Night, Op 4
5 Pieces for Orchestra Op. 16

Dominique Beaulieu conducts the CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans

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September 21, 2018 03:06 PM PDT

Pamela Coats - Paris mon Amour

From the end of the 19th century through today, Paris has been named the "Capital of the Arts". For many composers "the city of lights" was not only a place of creative exchange and inspiration but also a place of adventurous "Joie de vivre“.

In the CD "Paris mon Amour/Paris, my love", the clarinet-piano duo Coats-Stefanescu presents composers, that in their time, had their finger on the pulse of innovation and development of culture and music in France as well as Europe.

This CD filled with thrilling, melancholic and sensuous chamber music from the "city of the arts and love", will delight and enchant all audiences.

1 - Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 167
Allegro
Allegro Animato
Lento
Molto Allegro

2 - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano

3 - Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 100
Trés Rude
Lent
Trés Rude

4 - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, FP. 184
Allegro Tristamente
Romanza
Allegro con Fuoco

5 - Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
Arabesque for Clarinet and Piano

CD is Available at:
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Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/paris-mon-amour/id1267249647

September 19, 2018 11:00 PM PDT

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