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ABRAMIAN, E.: 24 Preludes (Ayrapetyan)
The composer, pianist and teacher Eduard Aslanovich Abramian was one of the most significant and respected figures in the development of modern Armenian music. Drawing on features of Armenian folklore, Abramian’s impressive 24 Preludes do not follow a highly structured tonal scheme...
Abramian: 24 Preludes No. 19 in G Sharp more >>
Max Reger: Violin Concerto / Chaconne
Being "one of the last giants of music" as Hindemith described Reger, his works are still unnecessarily seldom featured in concert programs today. This release invites to listen to a captivating performance of Reger's Violin Concerto, a hugely charming big romantic work with broad sentimental gestures.
Max Reger: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 101 - II. Largo con gran espressione more >>
Beethoven – Complete Works for violoncello & piano
Beethoven's works for cello and piano were written between 1796 and 1815. He in effect created the sonata for cello with an independent piano part in his op.5, intended for Jean-Louis Duport and dedicated to Frederick William II of Prussia...
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: II. Scherzo. Allegro molto more >>
Dvorák – Symphony No. 6 / American Suite op. 98b
While Dvorák's Sixth Symphony is clearly inspired by the Symphony no.2 of his friend and champion Johannes Brahms, its middle movements persuasively reinterpret the Slavonic tradition.
Dvorák: Suite in A Major 'American Suite', Op. 98b, B. 190: IV. Andante more >>
Mozart – String Quartets dedicated to Haydn
The sincerest form of flattery. When he dedicated a set of six quartets to Haydn in 1785, Mozart was acknowledging the latter's supremacy in this difficult genre, admitting that they had cost him 'a long and laborious study'.
Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E Flat Major, K.428/421b: IV. Allegro vivace more >>
Robert Schumann: Variationen & Fantasiestucke / Andreas Staier
This third volume of Andreas Staier's series devoted to the piano music of Robert Schumann begins with his first published composition, the 'Abegg' Variations op.1, and ends with his very last work, posthumously published 'Geistervariationen'.
Schumann: Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Finale alla Fantasia - Vivace more >>
Vivaldi: Concerti per Flauto-recorder Concertos
Despite complaints at its 'universal invasion', the violin was not the most frequently played instrument in the early 18th century: that distinction belongs to the recorder, simple, practical, and easy to handle, with marked pastoral connotations.
Vivaldi: Concerto 'La pastorella' in D major per flauto, oboe, violino, fagotto e basso continuo, RV 95: I. Allegro more >>
J. S. Bach: Kothener Trauermusik BWV 244a / Pygmalion / Raphael Pichon
When Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen died in 1728, his former Kapellmeister had not forgotten the five brilliant years he had spent in the prince's service. He dedicated to his memory a mourning cantata almost entirely based on the music of two major works of the mid-1720s, the Trauer-Ode and the St Matthew Passion.
J.S. Bach: Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a - XII. Mit Freuden sei die Welt verlassen (Aria) more >>