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/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image002.pngCD171: 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   BUY 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

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image004.pngCD431: 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   BUY 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

 

CD450 scan for coverCD450: HERBERT L. CLARKE, CORNET SOLOIST OF THE SOUSA BAND. Complete collection of original double-sided recordings made 1900-1922 by Herbert L. Clarke, the most-acclaimed cornetist of all time. Over 75 minutes of music now on CD. Includes Carnival of Venice, Bride of the Waves, Sounds from the Hudson, Caprice Brilliante, Ah Cupid, Rondo Caprice, Showers of Gold, Stars in a Velvety Sky, Killarney, La Veta `Caprice, Perhaps Loveís Dream, Aloha Oe, Southern Cross, The Holy City, Once Upon a Time, Russian Fantasy, The Palms, Berceuse, Twilight Dreams, Love's Old Sweet Song, Macushla. UPC 009414745026    BUY NOW

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Bride of the Waves(rec. 1904)
   Holy City(1900)   Sounds from the Hudson(1909)   Killarney(1901) Caprice Brilliante(1908)   Love's Dream(1901) Carnival of Venice(1909)   Ah Cupid(1909)   Bride of the Waves(1908)   Once Upon A Time(1909)   Rondo Caprice(1909)   Aloha Oe(1914) Russian Fantasie(1909)   the Palms(1916)   La Veta Caprice(1909)  Berceuse(1916) Valse Brilliante(1909)   Twilight Dreams(1917)Southern Cross(1912)   Love's Old Sweet Song(1917)    Showers of Gold(1912)    Macushla(1917) The Debutante(1908)    Killarney(1917) Carnival of Venice(1922)    Stars in a Velvety Sky(1922)

 

 CD451: ARTHUR PRYOR, TROMBONE SOLOIST WITH THE SOUSA BAND. Recordings originally made between 1901 and 1911. Over 74 minutes digitally remastered from 78 rpm records. Includes Blue Bells of Scotland, Intermezzo, Forever, We Won't Go Home Until Morning, Stay In your Own Back Yard, Parisian Melodies, Message of the Violet from “Prince of Pilsen,” Little Nell, Cujus Animam from “Stabat Mater,” My Old Kentucky Home, The Patriot Polka, Inflammatus from “Stabat Mater,” Love's Enchantment, The Holy City, One Sweetly Solemn Thought, Congo Love Song from “Nancy Brown,” Non e Ver, Love Thoughts Waltz, The Low Back'd Car,  Navajo, Dearie from “Sergeant Brue,” Celeste Aida from “Aida,” Come Down from the Big Fig Tree, Oh, Dry Those Tears, Pagliacci Selection, Love Me and World is Mine, Polka Fantastic UPC 009414745125    BUY NOW 

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Blue Bells of Scotland    Intermezzo    We Won't Go Home    Stay in Your Own Backyard    Parisian Melodies   Prince of Pilsen: Message Of The Violet   Little Nell    Stabat Mater: Cujus Animam    My Old Kentucky Home    The Patriot-Polka    Stabat Mater: Inflammatus    Love's Enchantment    The Holy City    One Sweetly Solemn Thought    Nancy Brown: Congo Love Song    Non e Ver    Love Thoughts Waltz    The Low Back'dCar    Navajo    Sergeant Brue: Dearie    Aida: Celeste Aida    Come Down From the Big Fig Tree    Oh, Those Dry Tears    Pagliacci Selection    Love Me And The World Is Mine    Fantastic Polka

 

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image006.jpgCD461-3: 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 indispensable 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.   BUY NOW 


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image008.pngCD501: 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    BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image010.pngCD508: 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    BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image012.jpgCD510: PREMIERES OF OLD AND NEW.   Meir Rimon, Horn; Members of the Israel Philharmonic, David Amos, conducting. 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. 
UPC 009414751027    BUY NOW

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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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image014.pngCD511: 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 was concertmaster with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the time of this recording. Previously he was concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony and the Orchestre National de l’Opera de Monte Carlo."...both works are intimate but lovely, and the Weiss team superb." Audio Magazine UPC 009414751126    BUY 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)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image016.pngCD512: 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    BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image018.pngCD513: 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    BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image020.pngCD635: 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    BUY 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



/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image022.pngCD721: 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. 
UPC 009414772121    BUY NOW


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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)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image024.pngCD745: 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    BUY NOW     Click here for information about  the  Verdehr Trio CDs.

 

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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



/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image026.pngCD748: 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 009414774828   BUY NOW   Click here for information about the  Verdehr Trio CDs.

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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)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image028.pngCD749: 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   BUY NOW      Click here for information about the  Verdehr Trio CDs.

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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)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image030.pngCD760: 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. HaydnConcerto in C  Mvt 1(Adagio)  Mvt 2(Allegro molto)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image032.pngCD765: 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
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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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image034.pngCD767: 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; André Jolivet, Concerto No. 2 pour Trompette; and Alfred Desenclos, Incantation, Thréne 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image036.pngCD769: 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.   BUY NOW    

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.  Click here for more information about John Holt.

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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)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image038.pngCD773: 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 was principal horn with the Dallas Symphony for over 30 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


 

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image040.pngCD801: 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   BUY NOW

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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image042.pngCD802: 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   BUYNOW

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St. Vartan Symphony:
  Part One    Part Two    Artik

 

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image044.pngCD803: 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    BUY NOW

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Magnum:
  Part One    Part Two


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image046.pngCD804: 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   BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image048.pngCD805: 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 

 

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image050.pngCD806: 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    BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image052.pngCD807: 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    BUY NOW

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



/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image054.pngCD808: 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    BUY 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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image056.pngCD810: 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    BUY 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




/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image058.jpgCD811: 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    BUY 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) 


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image060.pngCD945: 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  BUY 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)

 

CD973– DOUBLE CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN AND CLARINET; Walter 009414797322Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet.  UPC 009414797322   BUY NOW     

Richard Mills, Duo Concertante (Taipei Symphony, Richard Mills conducting): Stephen Chatman, Concerto for Clarinet, Violin, and Orchestra (Las Cruces Symphony, Lonnie Klein conducting); Paul Chihara, Love Music: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra (Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor conducting); Thomas Christian David, Sonate fr Klarinette und Violine  (Duo-Sonate Nr. 2)

Walter Verdehr and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr have become legends for their 225 commissions and thousands of concerts with the Verdehr Trio. This CD shows some of their remarkable performances together as a Duo.  Click here for details about the Verdehr Trio.

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 new works. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” – Fanfare. “The quality of the results is astonishly high.” – Strad Magazine.

CD973 Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)
Mills  Duo Concertante   I. Lento-Allegro   II. Lento calmo   III. Presto    Chatman  Concerto for Clarinet, Violin, and Orchestra  I. The shapes arise!   II. Sound your voice!   III. With love, with love   IV. Joy! Joy! All over joy    Chihara  Love Music: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra  I. Moderato, con fantasia   II. Moderato cantabile   III. Allegro furioso    David  Sonate fűr Klarinette und Violine  I. Preludium   II. March and Variations


CF889-scan-for-iTunesCF889: HOVHANESS, The Historic Moscow Recordings. Martin Berkofsky, Piano; Globalis Symphony Orchestra, Konstantin Krimets, Conductor. 
Alan Hovhaness, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (World Premiere) – Martin Berkofsky and Atakan Sari, pianists; Lousadzak, Concerto for Piano and Strings – Martin Berkofsky, piano; Prayer of St. Gregory – Andrei Ikov, trumpet; Mihr for two pianos – Martin Berkofsky and Atakan Sari, pianos; Ko-ola-u for two pianos – Marton Berkofsky and Sergei Podobedov, pianos; Vijag for two pianos – Martin Berkofsky and Sergei Podobedov, pianos. 
      The orchestra works were recorded in Moscow. The CD is a tribute to thrilling and unique composer Alan Hovhaness. It is on the Cristofori label, an independent label, exclusively distributed by Crystal Records. UPC 009414788924. 
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Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button) Spoken Introduction    The Prayer of St. Gregory    Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra   Andante   Largo   Moderato    Mihr    Ko-ola-u    Vijag    Lousadzak Concerto for Piano and Strings



/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image062.jpgGCD101: 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  (Currently out of print.)



/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image064.jpgGCD102: 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    BUY NOW




/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image066.jpgGCD103: 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   BUY NOW




/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image068.jpgGCD104: 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
    (Currently out of print.)


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image070.jpgGCD105: 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    BUY NOW

 

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image072.jpgGCD106: 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   BUY NOW

 

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/image074.pngGCD111: 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     BUY NOW 




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