|Another instalment in Uchida's much-admired and Grammy-Award-winning Mozart piano concerto series with the Cleveland Orchestra. more info||On 13th July 2014 Carlo Bergonzi 'Prince of Tenors', is 90 years old. Decca is already honouring this occasion in grand catalogue style with a special 17CD commemorative box - The Verdi Tenor - which includes all his best-known Verdi recordings. But for those who would prefer to enjoy Bergonzi at his best in a more compact compilation format, this re-issue of the successful 2-CD set The Sublime Voice, is the perfect aperitif for discovering and celebrating this great voice. more info|
|Ingolf Wunder presents two of the greatest hits in the repertoire: Chopin's and Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concertos - live from St. Petersburg's 2012 'White Nights' Festival. more info||Recorded in Prague at the Domovina Studio, January 2014, and at the Martinu Hall, Academy of Music, February 2014. On her previous album, Monologue (SU40492), Jitka Hosprova presented to listeners the most distinct gems of modern Czech music for solo viola. Her new CD is dedicated to Paul Hindemith - a composer who essentially contributed to the emancipation of the viola in the previous century. The artist wrote all his viola works within twenty years or so and upon ceasing to give concerts as a solo violist abandoned composing for the instrument for good. The pieces featured on the present album also bear witness to Hindemith's journey from reverberations of Romanticism and Impressionism to attaining his own singular musical language, which is already evident in Sonata op.25. The celebrated Trauermusik came to life in London within a mere six hours and on the evening of that very day in January 1936 was broadcast live - with Hindemith as a soloist - by the BBC in honour of the deceased King George V. As delivered by the technically brilliant Jitka Hosprova, Hindemith's music is emotionally rich, profound and colourful, as is the viola itself. A homage to the previous century's King of the Viola, as paid by Jitka Hosprova. more info|
Alicia de Larrocha
La Nuova Musica
Choir of Kings College
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