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STRAVINSKY: CHANT FUNÈBRE · THE FIREBIRD / SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 12 ‘THE YEAR OF 1917’

ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CORNELIUS MEISTER

C5352 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053523

The both hailed from Russia, and they were contemporaries. But their biographies could hardly have been more different: Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. The one was an urbane dandy, and the other an introverted melancholic. Both were deeply rooted in the music of their homeland, Stravinsky in the wealth of myths and folk customs of past centuries, and Shostakovich directly in the historical events that shook Russia to its very core and frequently gave rise to existential fears. Cornelius Meister, just awarded as "Conductor of the year" by the german classical music award Opus, knows again how to handle these different colours of sounds and shows them in an most transparent way. The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra has been his best disposed partner for these recordings.

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ERWIN SCHULHOFF (1894-1942)

Symphonies 2 + 5 · Piano Concerto · Concerto Doppio · String Quartets Solo Piano Music
JAQUES ZOON · FRANK-IMMO ZICHNER · MARGARETE BABINSKY · PETERSEN QUARTETT · LEIPZIGER STREICHQUARTETT · SYMPHONIEORCHESTER DES BAYERISCHEN RUNDFUNKS - JAMES CONLON · DEUTSCHES SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER BERLIN - ROLAND KLUTTIG

6CD-Set · C7297 PC: 06 UPC: 845221072975

CD 1              
Symphony No. 2(1932) · Suite for chamber orchestra (1921)
Symphony No. 5 (1938/39) 
CD 2              
Concerto Doppio for flute and piano (1927)
Concerto for piano and small orchestra, Op. 43 (1923)
Concerto for string quartet and wind ensemble
Ludwig van Beethoven / arr. Erwin Schulhoff: Rondo a capriccio op. 129 
CD 3             
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Five pieces for string quartet (1923)
String Quartet No. 2 (1925)
CD 4             
String Quartet in G major, Op. 25 (1918)
Duo for violin and cello (1925)
Sonata for violin solo
String Sextet (1924)                                                                                                                  
CD 5             
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1924) · Five Burlesques, Op. 23
Piano Sonata No. 3 (1927) ·  Five Grotesques Op. 21
CD 6             
Six Ironies, Op. 34 · Five Picturesque's Op. 31 · Jazz Improvisations
As an internationally successful pianist and composer, Erwin Schulhoff was one of the most important Czech artists in the first half of the 20thcentury. For the last twentyfive years, his works are being rediscovered, and it goes to show that without him, a facet of the music of the 20th century would be missing. Not only did he abhor mainstream, but, like a sponge, he absorbed all musical currents of his time, and thus becoming a polystylist. For the first time now available in a 6 CD-Box  you'll find this enormous diversity of his musically work.
The early piano pieces and string quartets, the symphonies and finally his Jazz Improvisations shows how tricky he played with the different genres and trends of his time.

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WALTER BRAUNFELS

Fantastical Apparitions Of A Theme by Hector Berlioz, Op. 25 (1914-1917) Sinfonia brevis, op. 69
DEUTSCHE STAATSPHILHARMONIE RHEINLAND-PFALZ · GREGOR BÜHL

C5354 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053547

Walter Braunfels is a composer whose music died twice: Once when the Nazis declared his music “degenerate art”. Then again when post-war Germany had little use for the various schools of tonal music; when the arbiters of taste considered any form of romantic music – almost the whole pre-war aesthetic – to be tainted. This 7threlease of Capriccio’s Braunfels Edition shows again his large range of colorful music and focus this time on his early great Orchestral work Fantastical Apparitions Of a Theme by Hector Berlioz, Op. 25 (1914-1917) – the first complete recording of this amazing composition, compiled with his last orchestral work, the Sinfonia brevis op. 69(1948).

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ASTOR PIAZZOLLA - MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES

LUCIANA MANCINI · DANIEL BONILLA TORRES · JOHANNES MERTES
Lothar Hensel · BEETHOVEN ORCHESTER BONN · CHRISTOPHER SPRENGER

C5305 PC: 22 UPC: 845221053059

‘María de Buenos Aires brought me inner peace, a partial serenity that has changed my way of approaching music. I reached the zenith of my musical life at the time. (Astor Piazzolla)
Piazzolla himself equated María to the tango and its historical ups and downs; and this is probably also the primary aid to understanding the reception of the contents of the piece. Next to that, there is also a musical diction that is entirely unique in the second half of the 20thcentury, indeed in the New Music scene as a whole. ‘I learnt something: to be patient, to be self-critical, to co-ordinate reflection with passion. Now I am told: ‘That is a different Piazzolla’, but that is not the case. I am the same man, but I have reached a synthesis’. (Astor Piazzolla)
 

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CONCERTO KÖLN

VIVALDI · MUSIC OF THE BACH SONS · MUSICA NAPOLETANA · FRANCESCO DURANTE · LA PRISE DE LA BASTILLE · SINFONIAS ESPAÑOLAS · GAETANO BRUNETTI · JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS · FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH GOSSEC · WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Concerto Köln - Werner Ehrhardt

10CD-Set · C7305 PC: 07 UPC: 845221073057

CD 1: ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerti: "La Tempesta di Mare" · "Concerto funébre" · "La Notte"
CD 2: MUSIK DER BACH-SÖHNE / MUSIC OF THE BACH SONS
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach  · Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach  · Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach 
CD 3: MUSICA NAPOLETANA
Domenico Scarlatti · Leonardo Leo · Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 
CD 4: FRANCESCO DURANTEConcerti for Strings                                                                            
CD 5: LA PRISE DE LA BASTILLE
Jean-Baptiste 'Citoyen' Davaux  · Carl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
François Martin · François-Joseph Gossec
CD 6: SINFONIAS ESPAÑOLAS
Francisco Javier Moreno  · Jose Pons · José Nonó · Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga 
CD 7GAETANO BRUNETTISinfonien · Symphonies
CD 8: JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS: Sinfonien · Symphonies
CD 9: FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH GOSSECSinfonien · Symphonies
CD 10: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Betulia liberata (Overture) · Clarinet Concerto
Symphonies Nos. 29 & 35 "Haffner"
 Aufnahmen / Recordings: 1989 – 2003

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WIENER SÄNGERKNABEN VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR

Handel: Messiah (complete) · Haydn: The Creation (complete) · Mozart: Coronation Mass · Requiem · Bach: Cantata · Bruckner: Motets / Bonus-CD / Christmas Songs
MAX EMANUEL CENCIC · DEREK LEE RAGIN · GOTTHOLD SCHWARZ · Academy Of London · Symphonieorchester der Wiener Volksoper · Peter Marschik


7CD-Box · C7317 PC: 06 UPC: 845221073170

CD 1 + 2                
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)DER MESSIAS · MESSIAH HWV 56 (Complete Recording)
CD 3 + 4                
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)DIE SCHÖPFUNG · THE CREATION Hob. XXI:2 (Complete Recording)
CD 5                       
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
MESSE C-DUR KV 317 "KRÖNUNGSMESSE"
MASS IN C MAJOR K 317 "CORONATION MASS"
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
KANTATE / CANTATA BWV 21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis"
CD 6                       
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
REQUIEM KV 626 · AVE VERUM CORPUS KV 618
ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1791): MOTETTEN · MOTETS
BONUS-CD        
WEIHNACHTSLIEDER · CHRISTMAS SONGS
MAX EMANUEL CENCIC, Knabensopran / Boysoprano
CHARLES HUMPHRIES, Countertenor
DEREK LEE RAGIN, Altus / alto
CHRISTIAN BAUER, IVAN SHARPE, MICHAEL KNAPP, Tenor
GOTTHOLD SCHWARZ, ERNST JANKOWITSCH, ROBERT TORDAY, Bass / bass
WIENERNGERKNABEN · VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR · CHORUS VIENNENSIS
ACADEMY OF LONDON · SYMPHONIEORCHESTER DER WIENER VOLKSOPER
STUTTGARTER PHILHARMONIKER
PETER MARSCHIK (Dirigent / conductor)
                   

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Karl Weigl

Violin Sonata No. 2 · 2 pieces for cello · 2 pieces for violin · Piano Trio
David Frühwirth · Benedict Kloeckner · Florian Krumpöck

C5318 PC: 21 21845221053189

Somewhere between the first and second decade of the “short” 20th century, the great Viennese musical tradition of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, and Mahler supposedly crashed into the limits of tonality and came to a halt. Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg composed anew, now according to what was supposed to be the “historically inevitable” system of atonality. Karl Weigl went on to write marvelously traditional music. Schoenberg wrote in 1938 that “I always considered Dr. Weigl one of the best composers of the old school; one of those who continued the glittering Viennese tradition.” And that is what we hear in abundance in Weigl’s output throughout the genres: His symphonies , his songs , his concertos , his string quartets , and the chamber works for piano, cello, and violin in various combinations.

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GOTTFRIED VON EINEM

Concerto for orchestra, Op. 4 · Hunyady László, op. 59 · Serenade for Double String Orchestra, Op. 10 · Nightpiece for orchestra, Op. 29
RUNDFUNK-SINFONIEORCHESTER BERLIN · JOHANNES KALITZKE

C5357 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053578

Gottfried von Einem was one of those great composer personalities that played a major role in rebuilding the waste of the Austrian music scene after 1945, following the devasting cultural policies of Austrofascism, which were above all hostile to modern trends, and even more so those of the Nazis. We owe Einem not least his rescue of the note material of many works by banned colleagues from destruction. Catchy thematic and melodic ideas, sharply accentuated rhythm, strong gestural and dance-like energy and a pronounced feeling for differentiated timbres determined Gottfried von Einem’s musical diction at an early age, features he retained throughout his life.
 

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Gottfried von Einem DER PROZESS THE TRIAL

Live from Salzburg Festival
Laurenz Schmeckenbecher Schneider · Woldt · Eerens · ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra · HK Gruber

C5358 PC: 22 UPC: 845221053585

The Austrian composer Gottfried von Einem got to know the mechanism of this process himself, and it was ultimately thanks to some good fortune that he did not become one of the countless victims of the Nazi system of injustice.
He was one of those great composer personalities that played a major role in rebuilding the waste of the Austrian music scene after 1945, following the devasting cultural policies of Austrofascism, which were above all hostile to modern trends, and even more so those of the Nazis. Catchy thematic and melodic ideas, sharply accentuated rhythm, strong gestural and dance-like vigour and a pronounced feeling for differentiated timbre characterized von Einem’s highly personal musical diction, which can also be discerned in the opera Der Prozess. Einem-pupil, composer and conductor HK Gruber made an amazing, by audience and press enthusiastic celebtrated concertant performance during the Salzburg Festival 2018 which is documented on this recording. 
 

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Zara Levina

Piano Sonatas · Violin Sonata · Poeme for Viola Canzonetta for cello Hebrew Rhapsody
Lettberg · Revich · Adrion · Riemke · Tchemberdji

C5356 PC: 21 UPC: 845221053561

After the great success and Grammy nominated Album of The Piano Concertosby russian composer Zara Levina (Capriccio C5269), this recording focus now on different types of chamber Music compositions by the same composer. Again, the Riga-born pianist Maria Lettberg plays the leading part on this recording and shows the high creativity of the unjustified forgotten composer.
 

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