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CD171: NOSTALGIQUE. Ann Mason Stockton, Harp. Felix Slatkin, conductor. Harl McDonald: Suite "From Childhood" for Harp and Orchestra; Andre Caplet: Conte Fantastique (after Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Mask of the Red Death”); Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concertino for Harp, String Quartet, and Three Clarinets; Russell Woollen: Lento for Harp Solo; Lalo Schifrin: Continuum; Albert Roussel: Impromptu. Marvelous recordings from the 1960s conducted by the legendary Felix Slatkin (founder of the Hollywood String Quartet) with soloist Ann Mason Stockton, probably the most recorded studio harpist in Hollywood.  UPC 009414717122 ORDER NOW

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McDonald: From Childhood  Mvt. 1   Mvt. 2   Mvt. 3     Caplet: Conte Fantastique     Woollen:  Lento     Schifrin:  Continuum     Roussell:  Impromptu     Castelnuovo-Tedesco:  Concertino  Mvt. 1   Mvt. 2   Mvt. 3

CD431: THE BRASS AND THE BAND. Chicago Chamber Brass & Dallas Wind Symphony, Howard Dunn, conductor. Gordon Jacob: Music for a Festival: Alexander Arutiunian: Concerto for Trumpet; Mozart: Concert-Rondo for Horn; Edward Llewellyn: My Regards (trombone & band); Herbert L. Clarke: The Bride of the Waves (tuba & band); Eugene Bozza: Rustiques (trumpet & band). “...recording and performances are brilliant.” American Record Guide UPC 009414743121  ORDER NOW

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Jacob Music for a Festival:  Mvt 1 (Intrada)  Mvt 2 (Overture)  Mvt 3 (Round)  Mvt 4 (Air)  Mvt 5 (Interlude)  Mvt 6
(March)  Mvt 7 (Saraband)  Mvt 8 (Scherzo)  Mvt 9 (Madrigal)  Mvt 10(Minuet & Trio)  Mvt 11(Finale)    Arutiunian: Concerto for Trumpet    Mozart: Concert Rondo for Horn    Llewellyn: My Regards    Clarke: Bride of the Waves    Bozza: Rustiques

 

CD461-3: SOUSA MARCHES, played by the Sousa Band. Three CD set. This is priced as 3 CDs. List price $50.85. With the purchase of this set, you may have any other CD in the Crystal catalog for FREE.These are all the recordings of Sousa marches ever made by the Sousa Band. They were made from 1897-1930 and have been processed with the Cedar System. (digital) to remove much of the surface noise (to remove all noise would destroy some of the sound of the band, which is true and clear.). Restoration Engineer was Seth Winner.  There are 60 different marches with the Stars and Stripes performed 4 times, once with Sousa conducting.  “This is it – the one indispensible historical release John Philip Sousa enthusiasts have been waiting for.”  (Fanfare Magazine)

Conductors include John Philip Sousa (7 marches), Arthur Pryor, Herbert L. Clarke, Walter B. Rogers, Henry Higgins, Rosario Bourdon, Joseph Pasternack, Nathaniel Shilkret, and Edwin G. Clarke. These are the Sousa Marches played by the Sousa Band the way Sousa intended them.  For more details and some sound samples, click here.   ORDER NOW

CD501: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOVE, AND TEARS by John Biggs; Songs of Love and Parting by Ernest Gold; Coplas by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Jonathan Mack, tenor; Crystal Chamber Orchestra, David Amos conducting (Biggs); Marni Nixon, soprano; Vienna Voksoper Orchestra, Ernest Gold conducting (Gold, Tedesco). "First-rate perforrmances."  Biggs has "remarkably beautiful melody, ravishing melancholy." Fanfare  UPC 009414750129 ORDER NOW

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Biggs Songs of Laughter, Love, and Tears:
  Prologue   When Thou Sigh'st   Patter of the Animals   Interlude   Annabel Lee    The Curious Affection    I Shall Have A Sweetheart   Epilogue    Gold: Songs of Love and Parting:   Gifts   Shall I Compare Thee   A Red, Red Rose   Peace    Parting  Time Does not Bring Relief   Music, When Soft Voices Die    Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Coplas   Señor Alcade Mayor    Manojito de alfiteres   Gitano, pouque vas preso?    En medio de la mar hay   Un estudiante tunante   Hermosa blanca azucena   Cuando el juez me demando   Un rosal hace una rosa    La mujer qu' engaña un hombre   Te pintar_(r) un cantar    Dentro de mi pecho hay

CD508: ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.  Paul Creston: Chant of 1942 & Suite for Strings; Hovhaness: Celestial Fantasy & Armenian Rhapsody No. 2; Dello Joio: Air for Strings; Persichetti: Introit for Strings; Chajes: Israeli Melodies. David Amos, conducting. "Celestial Fantasy is a small masterpiece." High Fidelity UPC 009414750822 ORDER NOW

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Creston: 1942
    Suite for Strings  Mvt 1(Prelude)  Mvt 2(Badinage)  Mvt 3(Cantilena)  Mvt 4(Cumulus)    Hovhaness: Celestial Fantasy    Dello Joio: Air for Strings    Chajes: Israeli Melodies  Song of the Well   Song of the Pioneers   Song of the Night   Song of the Desert   Song of the Canaan   Song of Galilee     Persichetti: Introit     Hovhaness: Armenian Rhapsody No.2

CD510: PREMIERES OF OLD AND NEW.   Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, op. 47 (trans. horn & orch); Karl Matys: Concertstucke for Horn & Orchestra, op. 24, no. 2; Allessandro Stradella: Aria (Horn, Orch.); Johann  Reichardt: Das Bild der Rose; Richard Diciedue: Concerto in F for Horn & Orchestra; Peter Tchaikovsky: Autumn Song, op. 37A; C.D. Lorenz: Abendgesang; Alexander Glazunov: Chant du Menestral, op. 71. Meir Rimon, horn; Members of the Israel Philharmonic, David Amos, conducting.
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Bruch: Kol Nidrei   
Matys Concertstucke, op. 24, no. 2:  Mvt. 1(Allegro\Andante)  Mvt 2(Allegro)    Stradella: Aria    Reichardt: Das Bild der Rose    Diciedue: Concerto in F  Allegro/Doloroso  Rondo  Tchaikovsky: Autumn Song    Lorenz: Abendgesang    Glazunov: Chant du Menestral

CD511: HAYDN and MENDELSSOHN Double Concertos for Violin, Piano, and String Orchestra. Sidney Weiss, violin; Jeanne Weiss, piano; with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Sidney Weiss is concertmaster with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "...both works are intimate but lovely, and the Weiss team superb." Audio Magazine UPC 009414751126 ORDER NOW

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Mendelssohn Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Allegro molto)   Haydn Concerto: Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Largo)  Mvt 3 (Allegro)

CD512: TREASURES FOR HORN AND TRUMPET. Gregory Hustis, Horn; Richard Giangiulio, Trumpet; Eric Barr, Oboe; Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Ronald Neal, Music Director. Leopold Mozart: Concerto in D for Horn & Orchestra; Johann Hertel: Concerto a 6 for Trumpet, Oboe, Strings, & Continuo; Saint-Saens: Romances for Horn, op. 36 & 67; John Eccles: Symphony for Mercury; Beethoven: Sextet for Two Horns and Strings; Grimm-Freres: Two Waltzes and a March. “...right, stylish performances..." Los Angeles Times  UPC 009414751225 ORDER NOW

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Leopold Mozart, Concerto in D:  Mvt 1 (Allegro moderato)  Mvt 2 (Menuet)  Mvt 3 (Andante)
   Mvt 4 (Allegro)    Hertel, Concerto a 6: Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Arioso)  Mvt 3 (Allegro)    Saint-Saens: Romance, op. 36   Romance, op. 37    Eccles: Symphony for Mercury  Majestic  Allegro  Slow  Brisk    Beethoven: Sextet for Two Horns  Allegro con brio  Adagio  Rondo Allegro   Grimm-Freres:  Waltz 1  Waltz 2  March

CD513: DANCES, MOODS, AND ROMANCES.  Meir Rimon, Horn. Israel Philharmonic, David Amos, conductor. Saint-Saens: Romance;  Glazunov: Serenade No. 2; Scriabin: Romance; Graziani: Variations on a Theme of Haydn; Laszlo Rooth: Variations on a Sephardic-Jewish Romance, and Quiet Monday; Eddie Halpern: The Nigun of Rabbi Ytzhak; Zorman: Moods; Sinigaglia: Romanza; Zorman: Memories of an Old Yemenite Tune; Kogan: Hassidic Rhapsody and Tfila. "...a highly successful disc." Fanfare UPC 009414751324 ORDER NOW

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Saint-Saens: Romance    Glazunov: Serenade    Scriabin: Romance    Kogan: Hassidic Rhapsody    Tfila    Rooth: Variations    Quiet Monday    Halpern: Rabbi Ytzhak    Graziani: Variations    Zorman: Moods    Memories    Sinigaglia: Romanza

CD635: YIZHAK SCHOTTEN, VIOLA.  Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae, op. 48, for Viola and String Orchestra; Alan Shulman: Theme and Variations for Viola and Orchestra; Franz Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione; Marin Marais: Five Old French Dances. With Katherine Collier, piano; Edward Parmentier, harpsichord; Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg, conductor. Schotten, formerly with Boston Symphony & principal with Houston Symphony is presently Professor at University of Michigan. "...extremely expressive musician." Toronto Whig-Standard Magazine UPC 009414763525 ORDER NOW

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Marais Five Dances:
  Rondeau L’Agreable    La Provencale   La Musette   La Matelotte   Le Basque     Schubert: Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)   Mvt 2(Adagio-Allegretto)     Britten: Lachrymae     Shulman: Theme and Variations


CD721: PAMELA PECHA, OBOE. Allessandro Marcello: Oboe Concerto in C Minor; Domenico Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto in C (adapted by Arthur Benjamin); J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, all with the Janacek Chamber Orchestra, plus the following oboe and organ pieces: Rheinberger: Andante Pastorale and Rhapsodie; Alexander Guilmant: Cantilene Pastorale; Jan Koetsier: Partita; Johann Ludwig Krebs: Fantasie; and Hermann Schroeder: Drei Dialoge. With Karel Paukert, organ.Pamela Pecha is the former assistant principal oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra. Karel Paukert is Curator of Musical Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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Marcello Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Presto)    Cimarosa Concerto:  Mvt 1(Intro)   Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Siciliana)  Mvt 4(Allegro giusto)    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2  Allegro  Andante  Allegro assai    Guilmant: Cantilene Pastorale    Koetsier: Partita  Mvt 1(Liberamente)  Mvt 2(Larghetto)  Mvt 3(Vivace)  Mvt 4(Largo)  Mvt 5(Andante sostenuto)    Hirtenlied: Andante Pastorale    Rheinberger: Rhapsodie    Krebs: Fantasia    Schroeder: Dialoge  Mvt 1(Moderato)  Mvt 2(Andante sostenuto)  Mvt 3(Poco vivo)

CD745: THE VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, Vol. 5. Alexander Arutiunian, Suite; Thomas Christian David, Triple Concerto (with the Tonkünstler Orchestra); Peter Sculthorpe, Dream Tracks; Peter Schickele, Serenade for Three. 'The breadth of these commissions is amazing. I recommend this CD highly.” Fanfare UPC 009414774521 ORDER NOW

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Arutiunian Suite:
  Mvt 1(Lento)   Mvt 2(Allegretto)   Mvt 3(Adagio)   Mvt 4(Allegro non troppo)    Sculthorpe: Dream Tracks    Schikele: Serenade  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    David: Triple Concerto  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3


CD748: TRIPLE CONCERTOS by David Ott and William Wallace. The Verdehr Trio with Solisti di Praga, Leon Gregorian, conductor; and the Janacek Philharmonic, Jack Bowman, conductor.  UPC 009414774828ORDER NOW

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Ott Triple Concerto:  Mvt 1(Andante)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegro)    Wallace Triple Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Allegro)

CD749: TRIO WITH ORCHESTRA. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: Triple Concerto; Thomas Christian David: Carmen Suite and Sinfonia Concertante.  The Verdehr Trio with Solisti di Praga, Leon Gregorian, conductor; Janacek Philharmonic, Jack Bowman, conductor; and the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, Kenneth G. Bloomquist, conductor. UPC 009414774927 ORDER NOW

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Skrowaczewski Triple Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Misterioso)   Mvt 2(Aria)   Mvt 3(Presto)   Mvt 4(Adagio)   Mvt 5(Finale)    David: Carmen  Mvt 1(Intro: Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Lento Assai)   Mvt 4(Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 5(Moderato)    David: Sinfonia  Mvt 1(Adagio-Allegro)   Mvt 2(Intermezzo)   Mvt 3(Presto)

CD760: TRUMPETER EMERITUS, Armando Ghitalla. Hummel: Concerto in E; Molter: Concerto in D; Michael Haydn: Concerto in C, plus Concertino in Eb by Albrechtsberger, and the anonymous Suite in D. A legend in the trumpet world, for years solo trumpet with the Boston Symphony, Ghitalla made these recordings in his prime. They were the first-ever recordings of these works. Conducted by Pierre Monteux, Harold Farberman, & John Moriarty with members of the Boston Symphony and the Copenhagen Chamber Orchestra. "All are splendid performances. What makes them so outstanding is Ghitalla’s sense of elegant style. This is a collection of worthy repertory, played as if by the Archangel Gabriel himself. Highly recommended." InTune Mag.  
UPC 009414776020
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Hummel Concerto in E:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro con spirito)   Mvt 2 (Andante)   Mvt. 3 (Rondo)   Albrechtsberger Concertino in Eb  Mvt 1 (Moderato)  Mvt 2 (Minuetto)  Mvt 3(Larghetto)  Mvt 4(Vivace)   Molter: Concerto in D  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3   Anon: Suite in D  Mvt 1(Overture)  Mvt 2(Rigaudons 1 & 2)  Mvt 3(Aria)  Mvt 4(Anglaise 1 & 2)  Mvt 4(Saraband)  Mvt 5(Hornpipes 1 & 2)  Mvt 6(Minuets 1 & 2)  Mvt 7(Gigue)   M. Haydn: Concerto in C  Mvt 1(Adagio)  Mvt 2(Allegro molto)

CD765: TRUMPET CONCERTOS.  John Holt, Trumpet; Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, Conductor. ALEXANDRA PAKHMUTOVA: Concerto for Trumpet in Bb; ERIC EWAZEN: Concerto for Trumpet and Strings; ANTHONY PLOG: Concerto No. 2 for Trumpet and Orchestra.
John Holt
is principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and trumpet professor at the University of North Texas. His first three CDs received unanimous critical acclaim, with Gramophone Magazine saying “Holt plays with perfect technique and intonation, altering his sound to suit..challenging works.”
Pakhmutova’s works are imbued with the spirit of Russian life, folk tunes, and impressions of the country. Ewazen, faculty member at The Juilliard School, has written many works for brass and is the recipient of numerous composition awards and prizes. Plog, frequently recorded trumpet player and composer, is a music professor in Freiburg, Germany. UPC 009414776525 ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and details.

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Pakhmutova: Concerto for Trumpet in Bb
    Ewazen: Concerto for Trumpet and Strings: Allegro moderato   Scherzo   Elegia   Allegro agitato    Plog:  Concerto No. 2:   Allegro moderato   Adagio, with freedom   Lento; Allegro moderato

CD767: FRENCH TRUMPET CONCERTOS.  John Holt, Trumpet.  With the Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, Conductor.  Henri Tomasi, Concerto pour Trompette et Orchestre; Robert Planel, Concerto pour Trompette et Orchestre à cordes; Andr_(c) Jolivet, IIe Concerto pour Trompette; and Alfred Desenclos, Incantation, Thr_(r)ne et Danse.
“Another winner for Crystal Records…all four [works] are entertaining and worth hearing. Indeed, I’ve been playing this recording compulsively since acquiring it a little more than a week ago…His playing leaves behind the mechanical issues of the trumpet and achieves the distinction of vocalism. It is as if he is singing through the trumpet, producing a big, warm sound when that is wanted, a subtle thinner sound when that is called for, all with the inflections of a master singer. There is a sense of relaxed confidence even in the most virtuosic passages, but also a sense of excitement and joy in the pure pleasure of playing these enchanting works.” Leonard Link, on the web, April 2007.
John Holt is principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and trumpet professor at the University of North Texas. His first four CDs on Crystal received unanimous acclaim, with Gramophone Magazine describing him as “an elegant, sensitive artist.” The four concertos herein are a feast for the sensibilities: lyrical or dramatically expressive; rhythmically or harmonically nodding to the popularity of jazz; reflective of modern chamber music and symphonic music first heard in Paris in the 1920s; or expressing new ideologies. UPC 009414776723
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Tomasi Concerto:  Mvt. 1
    Mvt. 2   Mvt 3    Planel Concerto:  Mvt.1   Mvt. 2   Mvt. 3    Jolivet Concerto:  Mvt.1   Mvt.2   Mvt.3    Desenclos:  Incantation   Thr_(r)ne   Danse

CD769: TRUMPET PANOPLY, JOHN HOLT, Trumpet. Concertos for Trumpet and Orchestra by Arutiunian, Hummel, Tartini. Also Richard Peaslee: Nightsongs. John Holt, Trumpets and Flugelhorn; with UNT Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Anshel Brusilow & Clay Couturiaux, conductors; and Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor. UPC 009414776921. ORDER NOW    Click here for more information.

John Holt is principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and trumpet professor at the University of North Texas. His first six CDs received unanimous critical acclaim, with Gramophone Magazine describing him as “an elegant, sensitive artist with perfect technique and intonation.” The three concertos herein are standards for the trumpet and the Peaslee is a wonderful 20th-century work featuring flugelhorn.

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Arutiunian   Concerto
    Hummel   Concerto in E flat Major   Allegro con spirito   Andante   Rondo    Tartini   Concerto   Grandioso   Andante   Allegro Grazioso    Peaslee   Nightsongs   (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)


CD773: GREGORY HUSTIS, HORN. With the Dallas Philharmonia, Paul Clifford Phillips, Conductor. Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra; James Beckel: The Glass Bead Game; Simon Sargon: Questings.

Gregory Hustis has been principal horn with the Dallas Symphony for 29 years. He also has been featured guest artist with many other orchestras and music festivals, and is the artistic director of the Music in the Mountains festival in Durango, Colorado. One of his previous CDs was called "one of the finest recitals I have ever heard" by Robert McColley in Fanfare Magazine.
UPC 009414777324
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Ewazen: Concerto  Mvmt 1  Mvmt 2  Mvmt 3    Beckel: The Glass Bead Game:  The Call and Awakening   Father Jacobus   Magister Ludi Coronation and Death    Sargon: Concerto:  Concertato   Pastorale   Burlesque/Finale

 

CD801: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS  Symphony No.11: All Men Are Brothers, Prayer of St. Gregory, Armenian Rhapsody No.1, Tzaikerk. Royal Philharmonic, Alan Hovhaness conducting, and Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Gold conducting. UPC 009414780126 ORDER NOW

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Symphony No. 11
      Armenian Rhapsody      Prayer of St. Gregory      Tzaikerk

CD802: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS, Vol. 2.   St. Vartan Symphony, "Artik" Concerto for Horn & Orchestra. National Philharmonic of London, Alan  Hovhaness conducting, and members of the Israel Philharmonic, David Amos conducting. Meir Rimon, horn. UPC 009414780225 ORDER NOW

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St. Vartan Symphony:
  Part One    Part Two    Artik

 

CD803: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS, Vol. 3.   Majnun Symphony (Symphony No. 24). National Philharmonic of London, Alan Hovhaness conducting;  John Alldis Choir; Martyn Hill, tenor; John Wilbraham, solo trumpet; Sidney Sax, solo violin.  UPC 009414780324 ORDER NOW

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Magnum:
  Part One    Part Two


CD804: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS, Vol. 4.  Symphony Etchmiadzin, Armenian Rhapsody No. 3,  Mountains and Rivers Without End,  Fra Angelico.   Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alan Hovhaness.   UPC 009414780423 ORDER NOW

Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear approximately one minute of the movement shown. Symphony Etchmiadzin:  Mvt 1 (Andante)  Mvt 2 (Pavana)  Mvt 3 (Introduzione)  Armenian Rhapsody No. 3      Mountains and Rivers    Fra Angelico


CD805: ALAN HOVHANESS, Vol 5.  Symphony No. 19 "Vishnu",  Requiem and Resurrection. Sevan Philharmonic and the North Jersey Wind Symphony. Alan Hovhaness, conductor. These recordings used on the television show "Cosmos" with Carl Sagan.
UPC 009414780522
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Requiem    Vishnu

 

CD806: ALAN HOVHANESS, Vol. 6.  Lady of Light & Avak, The Healer. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Hovhaness conducting, with Patricia Clark, soprano; Leslie Fyson, baritone; and The Ambrosian Singers. Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Gold conducting with Marni Nixon, soprano; Thomas Stevens, trumpet. UPC 009414780621 ORDER NOW

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Lady of Light      Avak the Healer:  Mvt 1(overture)   Mvt 2(Dawn)   Mvt 3(He Strikes the Bells)   Mvt 4(Processional)   Mvt 5(Strangeness)   Mvt 6(He Touches the Bro


CD807: ALAN HOVHANESS, Vol. 7.  Odysseus Symphony (Symphony No. 25), Celestial Gate (Symphony No. 6), Prayer of St. Gregory. Polyphonia Orchestra; Alan Hovhaness, conductor. UPC 009414780720 ORDER NOW

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Odysseus:
  Part One   Part Two      Celestial Gate     Prayer of St. Gregory


CD808: ALAN HOVHANESS, Vol. 8. Magnificat (for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra): Louisville Orchestra, University of Louisville Chorus with Audrey Nossaman, soprano; Elizabeth Johnson, contralto; Thomas East, tenor; Richard Dales, baritone; and Saturn: Kate Hurney, soprano; Lawrence Sobel, clarinet; Martin Berkovsky, piano. UPC 009414780829 ORDER NOW

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Magnificat:
  Mvt 1(Celestial Fanfare)   Mvt 2(Magnificat)    Mvt 3(Et Exsultavit)   Mvt 4(Quia Respexit)   Mvt 5(Omnes Generationes)    Quia Fecit Mihi Magna  Et Misericordia  Fecit Potentiam   Esurientes Implevit Bonis  Suscepit Israel  Sicut Locutus Est  Gloria Patri    Saturn:  Prelude   Titan, Moon of Saturn    Orb Mysterious   Saturn, Celestial Globe   O Lost Note   My Hymm   Giant Globe   Vision of Saturn   On Wings of a Soundless Note   What is Universe?   Intermezzo   Harp of Saturn

CD810: ALAN HOVHANESS,  And God Created Great Whales (for orchestra with actual whale "songs"), Anahid, Elibris, Alleluia and Fugue,  Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra. Philharmonia Orchestra, David Amos conductor. A best-seller! UPC 009414781024 ORDER NOW


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Great Whales
     Concerto No. 8:  Mvt 1(Andante)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Andante)   Mvt 4(Allegro Molto)   Mvt 5(Andante)     Elibris    Alleluia and Fugue     Anahid



CD811: HOVHANESS TREASURES.  Alan Hovhaness' favorite works: Symphony No.49 "Christmas Symphony", Symphony No. 31, Celestial Canticle, O Joy at the Dawn of Spring, Starry Night. Hinako Fujihara, soprano; Scott Goff, flute; Gerard Schwarz and Alan Hovhaness, conductors; Northwest Sinfonia. UPC 009414781123 ORDER NOW

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Symphony No. 31:
  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Presto) Mvt 3(Lento)  Mvt 4(Fuga Presto)  Mvt 5(Allegro)  Mvt 6(Andante)  Mvt 7(Fuga)     Starry Night    Celestial Canticle:  Mvt 1(Prelude)  Mvt 2(The Lord Reigneth)  Mvt 3(Under the Shadow)  Mvt 4(Alleluia)     Dawn of Spring     Christmas Symphony:  Mvt 1(Celestial Prophecy)  Mvt 2(The Angel)  Mvt 3(Pastoral)  Mvt 4(The Star)

CD945: DOUBLE CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN AND CLARINET by William Wallace, Dinos Constantinides, and James Niblock. Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, Conductor; Slovak Radio Orchestra, Jiri Tomasek, Conductor.

This is the 15th CD in the Verdehr Trio’s recordings of works they have commissioned, mostly for the trio combination of violin, clarinet, and piano. This CD features the violin and clarinet. Strad Magazine called their series "Remarkable collection by a remarkable ensemble" and the American Record Guide said "Brilliant in every department." The Verdehrs teach at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. UPC 009414794529  ORDER NOW   Click here for CD cover photo and details about the Verdehr Trio.

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Wallace Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Allegro vivace)    Constantinides Concerto of Psalms: Mvt 1(From the Heart)  Mvt 2(Eternal Song)  Mvt 3(Paean)    Niblock Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Allegro)

GCD101: HENRY CHARLES LITOLFF. Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in D Minor, op. 102. Gerald Robbins, piano; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra, Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor. "...enormously pleasing....the fires burn fiercely. The famous Scherzo is the second movement...breathlessly Mendelssohnian in pace. Robbins burns up the keyboard with velocity and brachial power...a voice of true eloquence." Fanfare UPC 009414810120 ORDER NOW   (Currently out of print.)


GCD102: CARL REINECKE, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F# minor, and Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, op. 120. Gerald Robbins, piano; Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra with Edouard Van Remoortel conducting. “...rich in melodic invention and variety, beautifully scored...astonishingly prescient of Tchaikovsky. Robbins’ technican prowess is phenomenal.” Fanfare UPC 009414810229 ORDER NOW



GCD103: ANTON RUBINSTEIN, Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb, op. 94. Adrian Ruiz, Piano; Nürmberg Symphony Orchestra with Zsolt Deaky conducting. "...much inspired piano writing...true genius [Rubinstein], aided by Ruiz' formidable technique and assured poetic sensitivity." American Record Guide UPC 009414810328 ORDER NOW



GCD104: SERGE PROKOFIEV, Piano Concertos 2 and 3. Jorge Bolet, Piano; Nürmberg Symphony with Ainslee Cox conducting. Bolet, winner of the Naumburg Prize and former head of the piano department at Curtis Institute, is "one of the most brilliant modern virtuosos." Baker's Biographical Dictionary. "...dexterous highlighting of contrapuntal details...impeccable grace...playing notable for its energy." Fanfare 
UPC 009414810427
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GCD105: HERMANN GOETZ, The Complete Orchestral Works. Symphony in F Major; Spring Overture; Overture to "The Taming of the Shrew"; Overture to "Francesca da Rimini." Monte-Carlo Opera Orchestra with Van Remoortel conducting. "...faultlessly crafted, melodically attractive, effectively orchestrated... beautifully harmonized...overflowing with melodic invention." Fanfare UPC 009414810526 ORDER NOW

 

GCD106: GIOVANNI SGAMBATI (1841?1914), Piano Concerto in G Minor, op. 15. Jorge Bolet, piano; Nürmberg Symphony Orchestra with Ainslee Cox conducting. JOSEPH RHEINBERGER (1839?1901), Piano Concerto in Ab, Op. 94. Adrian Ruiz, piano; Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra with Zsolt Deàky conducting. "Two of the great piano concertos of the mid-Romantic age. A rich feast of heroic and expressive music."  Fanfare 
UPC
  009414810625

 

GCD111: FRANZ BERWALD, Piano Concerto in D Major; Theme and Variations in G Minor; Rondeau-Bagatelle in Bb; Presto feroce; Duo in D Major for Violin and Piano.   With Greta Erikson, Piano; Josef Grünfarb, Violin; Swedish Radio Orchestra, Stig Westerberg, Conductor.  UPC 009414811127   ORDER NOW

 



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