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  • Messe und andere Vokalwerke Hindemith, Paul (Komp) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart (Ensemble) / Creed, Marcus

    Messe und andere Vokalwerke

    Apparebit repentina dies, Lieder nach alten Texten op.33

    Compact Disc

    December 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of Paul Hindemith's death, but this is not the only reason for the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart to turn Hindemith's choral works. His works continue to impress with diverse expressions and moods...

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  • Schumann - Charakterstücke I Schumann, Robert (Komp) / Uhlig, Florian (Klavier)

    Schumann - Charakterstücke I (Volume 3)

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    hänssler CLASSIC is proud to release the third volume in what will be the only true COMPLETE recording of Schumann's music for piano solo. As was the case in the two previous installments, this program is arranged "thematically" and...

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  • Dmitry Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 9 & 15 Shostakovich, Dmitry (Komp) / Boreyko, Andrey (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfonieorc

    Dmitry Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 9 & 15

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    Prior to becoming Principle Guest Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko served as chief conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra from 2004- 2009, and he is currently engaged in the same position with the...

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  • The 12 London Symphonies Haydn, Joseph (Komp) / Norrington, Roger (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfonieorcheste

    The 12 London Symphonies

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    For Sir Roger Norrington, these recordings represented a very special accomplishment: "Every symphony by Joseph Haydn is worth knowing. After hearing one, you will want to sing the tunes and dance to the rhythms or laugh out loud at one of...

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  • Psalms - Complete Recording Ives, Charles (Komp) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart (Chor) / Creed, Marcus (Dirig

    Psalms - Complete Recording

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    Today Charles Ives is remembered as the wildly experimental composer, who was by day a successful insurance executive, composing his visionary scores in near total neglect. The truth of the matter was that Ives was active as a practical...

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  • Les Ballets Russes Vol. 3 Debussy, Claude (Komp) / Schmitt, Florent (Komp) / Stravinsky, Igor (Komp) / Cam

    Les Ballets Russes Vol. 3

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    This 3rd release in the Ballets russes series includes two of the most popular scores ever commissioned for the dance in the 20th century - Debussy's "Prelude a l'après-midi d'un faune" and Stravinsky's "Petruschka. " Also included is...

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  • Koechlin Offrande musicale op. 187, Les Bandar-log op. 176 Koechlin, Charles (Komp) / Holliger, Heinz (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfonieorches

    Koechlin Offrande musicale op. 187, Les Bandar-log op. 176

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    Koechlin's mastery in the treatment of the orchestra - the colors, mixtures, sounds and flavors, which he draws from the many instruments, are legendary. This CD presents two of his late works, including his expansive tribute to the Cantor...

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  • The Complete Works For Orchestra Messiaen, Olivier (Komp) / Cambreling, Sylvain (Dirigent) / SWR Sinfonieorcheste

    The Complete Works For Orchestra

    Compact Disc

    On the occasion of 100th birthday of Olivier Messiaen, the Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg des SWR have prepared a sumptuous 8-CD-Box set. It is the first time that Messiaen's complex orchestral scores have been performed by a...

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  • Piano Works Vol. 1 Koechlin, Charles (Komp) / Korstick, Michael (Klavier)

    Piano Works Vol. 1

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    As the recent recordings from Hänssler CLASSIC have demonstrated, Charles Koechlin was one of the 20th century's greatest orchestral composers. That Koechlin's unique style was also exhibited in his many works for piano, has until recently...

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  • Goldberg Mine Variations Tiensuu, Jukka (Komp) / Bach, Johann Sebastian (Komp) / Patkovic, Denis (Musiker

    Goldberg Mine Variations

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    For more than 250 years the "Goldberg Variations" have not only represented one of the high points of western musical culture but have been universally regarded as one of the most strenuous tests of keyboard musicians' skill. Accordion...

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  • Psalms - Complete Recording Ives, Charles (Komp) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart (Chor) / Creed, Marcus (Dirig

    Psalms - Complete Recording

    Compact Disc

    Today Charles Ives is remembered as the wildly experimental composer, who was by day a successful insurance executive, composing his visionary scores in near total neglect. The truth of the matter was that Ives was active as a practical...

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  • Mass in E Minor & Motets - SACD Bruckner, Anton (Komp) / Creed, Marcus (Dirigent) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

    Mass in E Minor & Motets - SACD

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    The phenomenal choir of the Southwest German Radio, the Vokalensemble Stuttgart, shows here that their expertise is in no way limited to the ear-stretching demands of the Avant Garde, but they are equally at home with the glorious...

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  • String Quartets op. 55,1-3 Haydn, Joseph (Komp) / Meta4 (Ensemble)

    String Quartets op. 55,1-3

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    At last!! An exciting new string quartet from Finland: META4!! For years, the musical world has enjoyed the exciting musical visions of a generation of Finnish conductors and pianists, and now, from the Land of Sibelius comes a new sound...

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  • Let Freedom Swing Akiyoshi, Toshiko (Dirigent) / SWR Big Band (Ensemble)

    Let Freedom Swing

    Doppel-CD

    The signature features of Toshiko Akiyoshi's compositional style are unmistakable. First of all, there is the rootedness in bebop, secondly the amalgamation of big band jazz with Japanese elements of music and thirdly the ingenious use of...

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  • Les Ballets Russes Vol. 1 Stravinsky, Igor (Komp) / SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg (Orches

    Les Ballets Russes Vol. 1

    Le Sacre du printemps, Jeux, La Pèri

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    The Ballets Russes was established in 1909 by the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev. The Ballets Russes created a sensation in Western Europe because of the great vitality and creativity of Russian ballet compared to what was current in...

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  • Leopold Stokowski conducts Blacher, Prokofjew, Egk, Milhaud, Wagner, Mussorgskij Stokowski, Leopold (Dirigent) / SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg (

    Leopold Stokowski conducts Blacher, Prokofjew, Egk, Milhaud, Wagner, Mussorgskij

    Doppel-CD

    When the 72 year-old Leopold Stokowski came to the Southwest German Radio in 1954, he was already a living legend. Together with Toscanini and Koussevitzky he helped to define American musical life in the first half of the 20th century....

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  • Essential Symphonies Vol. I Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Komp) / Norrington, Roger (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfo

    Essential Symphonies Vol. I

    Nos. 1, 25, 41 Jupiter

    Compact Disc

    "These Mozart symphonies were recorded in two weeks at the European Music Festival Stuttgart in September 2006. More than 20 Mozart symphonies, ranging from his earliest to his last ten, were chosen to represent the superb range of his...

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  • Gurrelieder - 2 SACDs Schönberg, Arnold (Komp) / Gielen, Michael (Dirigent) / Smith, Robert Dean (Teno

    Gurrelieder - 2 SACDs

    Doppel-CD

    brilliant sound - SACD recording

    This recording of the Gurrelieder is being released in celebration of Michel Gielen's 80th birthday (July 20, 2007) and is - also - an homage to a great musician and human being. Gielen has this summing...

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  • Brahms and his Contemporaries Vol. II Strauss, Richard (Komp) / Herzogenberg, Heinrich von (Komp) / Brahms, Johannes (

    Brahms and his Contemporaries Vol. II

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    The young rising star of the cello, Johannes Moser is not by any means content to limit his repertoire to the standard Romantic "war horses." His previous critically acclaimed releases exhibit not only his wonderful talent but an...

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  • Cello Sonatas Weinberg, Mieczyslaw (Komp) / Tschaikowsky, Boris (Komp) / Shostakovich, Dmitry

    Cello Sonatas

    Cello Sonaten

    Compact Disc

    Awarded with the Echo Classic 2007.

    Composed in 1934, almost concurrent the Congress of Soviet Writers declaration of "Socialist Realism" as the only acceptable mode for Soviet artistic production, the Cello Sonata gives proof of...

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  • Violin Sonatas Weinberg, Moisse (Komp) / Shostakovich, Dmitry (Komp) / Nemtsov, Jascha (Klavier

    Violin Sonatas

    Compact Disc

    The present program is a continuation of Jascha Nemtsov’s exploration of the music of Shostakovich and his Jewish circle of friends featuring a trio of Violin Sonatas. The tragedy of Mieczys³aw Weinberg sadly continues posthumously, as his...

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  • Complete Choral Works Kurtàg, György (Komp) / Creed, Marcus (Dirigent) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart (

    Complete Choral Works

    Wolrd Premiere

    Compact Disc

    The three works for vocal ensembles recorded here are examples of an extreme form of vocal chamber music - an instrumental music for singers. Despite brevity these three choral works also captivate both through the unique sonic landscape...

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  • Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz I Suite & Concert for Orchestra Bartók, Béla (Komp) / Gielen, Michael (Dirigent) / SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-B

    Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz I Suite & Concert for Orchestra

    Compact Disc

    While Bartók was often neglected and misunderstood during his lifetime, his music emerged as some of the most influential works of art of the 20th century – and continues to influence and inspire artists in the new century. The current...

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  • Strauss, Nono, Wagner Wagner, Richard (Komp) / Strauss, Richard (Komp) / Nono, Luigi (Komp) / Mahler,

    Strauss, Nono, Wagner

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    This recording presents three different, utterly contrasting responses to the quest for expression and the solution to the old problem of how to merge text and music into a unity. The common theme linking these compositions, "The Passion...

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  • Four Pieces for Orchestra op. 12 & Concert for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 Bartók, Béla (Komp) / Gielen, Michael (Dirigent) / Ostertag, Christian (Solist)

    Four Pieces for Orchestra op. 12 & Concert for Violin and Orchestra No. 1

    Music for Strings, Percussions and Celesta

    Compact Disc

    "Michael Gielen's reading of Four Pieces for Orchestra is notably different from those of Pierre Boulez, Leon Botstein, and David Robertson. Whereas they emphasize the beauties of Bartók's orchestration, Gielen probes deeply, uncovering...

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  • Musique chorale française Ravel, Maurice (Komp) / Messiaen, Olivier (Komp) / Jolivet, André (Komp) / Debus

    Musique chorale française

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    Claude Debussy, Marice Ravel and André Jolivet each wrote one composition for unaccompanied chorus. Olivier Messiaen produced two. While his motet of 1937 „O Sacrum Convivium“ brings the mystifying static sound heard in his organ works of...

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  • Symphony No. 6 Mahler, Gustav (Komp) / Berg, Alban (Komp) / Schubert, Franz (Komp) / Gielen, Mi

    Symphony No. 6

    Three Pieces for Orchestra op.6; Andante B minor D 936 A No. 2

    Doppel-CD

    A shatter interpretation of Mahler's tragic Sixth Symphony is complimented by a stunning and cohesive reading of Berg's problematic Three Pieces for orchestra and a thoughtful benediction in the form of Schubert's melancholy Andante in b...

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  • Choral Works Nono, Luigi (Komp) / Huber, Rupert (Dirigent) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart (Ens

    Choral Works

    Cori di Didone; Da un diario italiano; Das atmende Klarsein

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    Few composers have exercised as vigorous a political conscience as did the late Luigi Nono. Beginning his career as a dedicated 12-tone composer (and Schoenberg's son-in-law), Nono consciously sought to revolutionize both music and society...

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  • Symphony No. 7 Bruckner, Anton (Komp) / Sanderling, Kurt (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchest

    Symphony No. 7

    E-Dur / E Major

    Compact Disc

    "A congenial Bruckner conductor and a first-rate musical dramaturge", the Stuttgarter Zeitung wrote after the performance of the 7th symphony with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester des SWR under the direction of Kurt Sanderling.

    Young...

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  • Symphony No. 3 D Minor Mahler, Gustav (Komp) / Schubert, Franz (Komp) / Webern, Anton (Komp) / Gielen,

    Symphony No. 3 D Minor

    "Rosamunde" D 797; Six Pieces for Orchestra op. 6

    Doppel-CD

    “The simple fact that the listener is taken seriously as a spiritual partner [in these works] compels me to deem the performance of this music absolutely necessary.” Quote Michael Gielen. Following the enthusiastic critical acclaim of...

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  • Romances and Ballads, op. 67, 69, 75, 91, 145, 146 Schumann, Robert (Komp) / Huber, Rupert (Dirigent) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

    Romances and Ballads, op. 67, 69, 75, 91, 145, 146

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    200 years after his birth, much of the music of Robert Schumann remains to be discovered. For apart from a few songs, piano works and concertos, the four symphonies, and a handful of chamber works, his music is hardly known today to the...

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