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Musikrevyn (p2)

Toppnoteringar från Naxosdirect

Musikrevyn diskuterar och recenserar klassisk musik (CD-revyn har ändrat namn till Musikrevyn).

Sveriges Radio (P2): Varje vecka leder programledaren Johan Korssell en kunnig och framförallt musikälskande panel i diskussioner kring nyutgivna inspelningar; samtal och associationer som leder till betygsättningar och rekommendationer. CD-revyn bistår också med Vägvisaren, som visar vägen till de bästa inspelningarna av den klassiska repertoarens standardverk eller de bästa inspelningarna med framstående artister/ensembler.

Våra vägvisare Lars Sjöberg, Per Feltzin och Sara Norling turas om att via sina rekommendationer successivt bygga upp ett gediget välklingande musikbibliotek av det mest omistliga inom den klassiska musiken. Självklart är CD-revyns lyssnare välkomna att föreslå verk och artister/ensembler i vägvisarens väg, som bör finnas med i en klassisk skivsamling.

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Image Clarinet Concertos
Veckans första toppnotering
(5 februari - 2017)!


"Venzago skapar fin balans mellan solist och orkester"
Musikrevyn

CARL NIELSEN – W A MOZART
Klarinettkonserter
Julian Bliss, klarinett
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mario Venzago, dirigent

159 kr
Image Farinelli
Veckans andra toppnotering
(29 januari - 2017)!


"Ann Hallenberg med total kontroll"
Musikrevyn

FARINELLI
Ett porträtt – Live i Bergen
Ann Hallenberg, mezzosopran
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, dirigent

159 kr
Image A Fauré Recital, Vol. 1
Veckans första toppnotering
(29 januari - 2017)!


"Louis Lortie serverar en må bra-skiva med lysande och färgrikt spel"
Musikrevyn

GABRIEL FAURÉ
Après un reve – A Fauré recital
Louis Lortie, piano

159 kr
Image Pastorale de Noël
Veckans toppnotering tillika TOTALFEMMA
(22 januari - 2017)!


"Ensemble Correspondances drabbar och berör"
Musikrevyn

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
Pastorale de Noël, Grandes Antiennes O de l’Avent
Ensemble Correspondances
Sébastien Daucé, dirigent

159 kr
Image String Quartets & Piano Quintet
Veckans första toppnotering och första TOTALFEMMA
(25 december - 2016)!


"Belcea-kvartetten är i nuet och på topp"
CD-Revyn

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Stråkkvartetter, Pianokvintett
Belcea-kvartetten
Till Fellner, piano

299 kr
Image Volume 1
Veckans andra toppnotering!
(27 nov - 2016)


"Maier visar sin bredd."
CD-Revyn

AMANDA MAIER
Violinkonsert, Pianokvartett, Svenska melodier och danser
Gregory Maytan, violin, Ann-Sofi Klingberg, piano m.fl.
Helsingborgs symfoniorkester
Andreas Stoehr, dirigent

159 kr
Image Néère
Veckans toppnotering!
(13 nov - 2016)


"Gens har otroligt vacker timbre."
CD-Revyn

NÉÈRE
Sånger av Reynaldo Hahn, Duparc och Chausson
Véronique Gens, sopran
Susan Manoff, piano

159 kr
Image Violin Concertos

CD-REVYN 10 ÅR: Isabelle Faust har gjort årtiondets bästa skiva! (30 okt - 2016)

Årtiondets bästa skiva är utsedd! Priset går till Isabelle Faust för hennes inspelning av Beethoven och Alban Bergs violinkonserter.

När CD-revyn nu firar tio år passar vi också på att utse decenniets allra bästa skiva.

Vinnaren är en inspelning av Beethoven och Alban Bergs violinkonserter med Isabelle Faust och Orchestra Mozart under ledning av Claudio Abbado. Skivan är inspelad på Harmonia Mundi och utsågs av CD-revyn även till årets bästa år 2012.

149 kr
Image Lachrimae Or Seven Tears
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma!
(23 okt - 2016)


"Phantasm bringar tårar av glädje!"
CD-Revyn

JOHN DOWLAND
Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Ensemble Phantasm
Elizabeth Kenny, luta

159 kr
Image String Quartets
Veckans toppnotering!
(16 okt - 2016)


"Högoktanig Bacewicz med bra nerv."
CD-Revyn

GRAZYNA BACEWICZ
De sju stråkkvartetterna
Schlesiska stråkkvartetten (Silesian Quartet)
Chandos 10904 (2 CD)

159 kr
Image Symphonies, Vol. 1
Veckans första toppnotering!
(9 okt - 2016)


"Manze är fantastisk!"
CD-Revyn

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Symfonier nr 2 och 8
Kungliga filharmonikerna, Liverpool
Andrew Manze, dirigent


127 kr (159 kr)
Image String Quartets, Op. 50 Nos. 1-6
Veckans andra toppnotering!
(9 okt - 2016)


"The London Haydn Quartet gör skäl för sitt namn."
CD-Revyn

JOSEPH HAYDN
Stråkkvartetter op 50
The London Haydn Quartet

159 kr
Image Rubáiyát / Balada / Canto V
Veckans toppnotering tillika TOTALFEMMA!
(2 okt - 2016)


"Rautavaaras musik vinner för varje lyssning."
CD-Revyn

EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA
Rubáiyát, Into the heart of Light, Balada, Fyra sånger ur operan Rasputin
Gerald Finley, baryton
Helsingfors filharmoniker
John Storgårds, dirigent

159 kr
Image Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6
Veckans toppnotering
(18 sep - 2016)


"Nørgårds symfonier med häftiga klanger"
CD-Revyn

PER NØRGÅRD
Symfonier nr 2 och 6
Oslos filharmoniker
John Storgårds, dirigent

159 kr
Image Violin Sonatas & Pieces
Veckans toppnotering
(11 sep)


"Systrarna Skride spelar gudomligt och systerligt"
CD-Revyn

GRIEG – NIELSEN – SIBELIUS – STENHAMMAR
Violinsonater
Baiba Skride, violin
Lauma Skride, piano

189 kr
Image Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3
Veckans toppnotering
(4 sep)


"Party-öppnare med Händel på speed"
CD-Revyn

G F HÄNDEL
Water Music
Akademin för tidig musik, Berlin

149 kr
Image Elijah
Veckans toppnotering
(29 maj)


"Fina solister och imponerande jämn körklang"
CD-Revyn

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Elias
Marlis Petersen m.fl, RIAS Kammarkör
Akademin för tidig musik, Berlin
Hans Christoph Rademann, dirigent


249 kr
Image Symphony No. 4 / Concerto for Orchestra
Veckans toppnotering
(15 maj)


"Tre väl valda exempel ur Lutoslawskis produktion"
CD-Revyn

WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI
Konsert för orkester, Liten svit, Symfoni nr 4
Nordtyska radions symfoniorkester
Krzysztof Urbanski, dirigent

159 kr
Image Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Veckans toppnotering
(8 maj)


"Ärligt och välskrivet under engagerat ledarskap"
CD-Revyn

ERLAND VON KOCH
Symfoni nr 3, Sinfonia Seria (Symfoni nr 4), Impulsi, Nordiskt Capriccio
Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
Per Hammarström, dirigent

159 kr
Image Motets
Veckans toppnotering
(17 april)


"Ytterst homogent med renhet och värme"
CD-Revyn

BRAHMS – BRUCKNER
Motetter
Tenebrae Choir
Nigel Short, dirigent


159 kr
Image Baroque Splendor - Missa Salisburgensis
Veckans toppnotering
(10 april)


"De höga förväntningarna infrias"
CD-Revyn

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER
Baroque Splendor
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hespèrion XXI, Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, dirigent

159 kr
Image Cello Concertos (SACD)
Veckans toppnotering
(27 mars)


"En personlig Stradivarius-cello med härlig klang"
CD-Revyn

DVORAK – MARTINU
Cellokonserter
Christian Poltéra, cello
Tyska symfoniorkestern, Berlin
Thomas Dausgaard, dirigent

159 kr
Image YSAYE: Sonatas for Solo Violin
Veckans första toppnotering och första totalfemma (6 mars)

"Med överlägsen teknik och väldig upptäckarglädje"
CD-Revyn

EUGÈNE YSAYE
Sex soloviolinsonater op 27
Alina Ibragimova, violin

159 kr
Image VIVALDI: Il teatro alla moda
Veckans andra toppnotering och andra totalfemma (6 mars)

"Den enda Vivaldi-utgåva man behöver"
CD-Revyn

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Teatro Alla Moda, Violinkonserter
Amandine Beyer, violin, Gli Incogniti

159 kr
Image Sirens (SACD)
Veckans toppnotering
(28 feb)


"Hillborgs Sirens - Ljudskulpturer som får fantasin att flöda"
CD-Revyn

ANDERS HILLBORG
Sirens, Cold heat, Beast sampler, O dessa ögon
Eric Ericsons kammarkör, Radiokören, Kungliga filharmonikerna, Stockholm
Sakari Oramo, David Zinman & Esa-Pekka Salonen, dirigenter


159 kr
Image Rheingold (Das)
Veckans toppnotering
(31 jan)


"Örats teater och bra inkörsport till Ringen"
CD-Revyn

RICHARD WAGNER
Rhenguldet
Michael Volle, m.fl.
Bayerska radions symfoniorkester
Simon Rattle, dirigent

298 kr
Image Symphony No. 2
FEM Radioapparater
(13 dec)


"Gardner serverar skimrande mystisk orkesterton"
CD-Revyn

WILLIAM WALTON
Improvisationer över ett Impromptu av Benjamin Britten, Cellokonsert, Symfoni nr 2
Paul Watkins, cello
BBC symfoniorkester
Edward Gardner, dirigent

159 kr
Image Le Quattro Stagioni
Veckans toppnotering
(29 nov)


"Sinkovsky är en helt fabulös musiker!"
CD-Revyn

SINKOVSKY PLAYS AND SINGS VIVALDI
De fyra årstiderna, Cessate omai cessate, kantat
Dmitri Sinkovsky, violin, countertenor och dirigent
La Voce Strumentale

159 kr
Image The Dreams of Gerontius
FEM Radioapparater
(29 nov)


"Edward Elgar berör verkligen"
CD-Revyn

EDWARD ELGAR
Gerontius dröm, Sea Pictures
Sarah Connolly, Stuart Skelton, David Soar
BBC:s symfoniorkester och kör
Andrew Davis, dirigent

318 kr
Image Motetten
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma
(8 nov)


"Panelens jubel över Bach-familjen!"
CD-Revyn

BACH
Motetter av Johann, Johann Christoph och Johann Michael Bach
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, dirigent

289 kr
Image Sonatas and Partitas
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma
(25 okt)


"Gil Shaham SPELAR verkligen!"
CD-Revyn

J S BACH
Sonater och partitor för soloviolin BWV 1001-1006
Gil Shaham, violin

289 kr
Image String Quartets
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma
(11 okt)


"Zemlinskys kvartetter läggs samman och blir till en enhet"
CD-Revyn

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY
Stråkkvartetterna
Brodsky-kvartetten

259 kr
Image Cello Concertos
Veckans toppnotering (4 okt)

"Isserlis i en strålande uppvisning!"
CD-Revyn

SERGEJ PROKOFJEV – DMITRI SJOSTAKOVITJ
Cellokonserter
Steven Isserlis, cello, Hessiska radions symfoniorkester, Frankfurt
Paavo Järvi, dirigent


159 kr
Image Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) / Sinfonietta
Veckans toppnotering (27 sep)

"John Storgårds tar ut svängarna"
CD-Revyn

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY
Sjöjungfrun, Sinfonietta
Helsingfors stadsorkester
John Storgårds, dirigent


159 kr
Image Symphonies
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma! (20 sep)

"Extremt medryckande när Upplysningstidens orkester spelar C P E Bach"
CD-Revyn

C P E BACH
Symfonier
Upplysningstidens orkester
Rebecca Miller, dirigent


159 kr
Image Works for Two Pianos
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma! (6 sep)

"Högoktanigt spel med Bizjak Piano Duo"
CD-Revyn

BIZJAK PIANO DUO
Musik av Martinu, Poulenc, Sjostakovitj och Stravinsky
Lidija & Sanja Bizjak, pianon
Stuttgarts filharmoniker
Radoslaw Szulc, dirigent

127 kr (159 kr)
Image Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher
Veckans toppnotering (30 aug)

"Skådespelarna tar udden av musiken, men man blir ändå lycklig!"
CD-Revyn

ARTHUR HONEGGER
Jeanne d’Arc på bålet
Marion Cotillard, tal m.fl.
Lieder Camera Choir, Madrigal Choir m.fl
Barcelonas symfoniorkester, Kataloniens nationalorkester
Marc Soustrot, dirigent


159 kr
Image Symphony No. 1
Veckans toppnotering (24 maj)

"Exemplariskt framfört orkesterprakt"
CD-Revyn

EDWARD ELGAR
Symfoni nr 1, Cockaigne
Liverpools filharmoniska orkester
Vasily Petrenko, dirigent

127 kr (159 kr)
Image Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7
Veckans toppnotering (17 maj)

"Med omsorg och kärlek, men lite ljummen"
CD-Revyn

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symfonier nr 6 och 7
Concertgebouw-orkestern
Mariss Jansons, dirigent

239 kr
Image Violin Sonatas
Veckans första toppnotering (10 maj)

"Musikanterna har kul! Vi ser fram emot nästa volym"
CD-Revyn

CARL NIELSEN
Verk för violin (vol 1)
Violinsonater op 9 o 35, Två romanser, Fem stycken för piano op 3
Cecilia Zilliacus, violin
Bengt Forsberg, piano

159 kr
Image Violin Concerto
Veckans andra toppnotering (10 maj)

"Formen faller i violinkonserten men trion får högt betyg "
CD-Revyn

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Violinkonsert – Pianotrio nr 3
Isabelle Faust, violin
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Alexander Melnikov, piano
Freiburgs barockorkester
Pablo Heras-Casado, dirigent

159 kr
Image Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
Veckans toppnotering tillika totalfemma (3 maj)

"Cirkeln sluts med väldigt fina belysningar av verken"
CD-Revyn

CARL NIELSEN
Symfonier nr 5 och 6
New Yorks filharmoniker
Alan Gilbert, dirigent


159 kr
Image Symphony No. 5 (SACD)
Veckans första toppnotering (19 april)

"Dirigentens mekande med rubaton ger personlig touch"
CD-Revyn

SERGEJ PROKOFJEV
Symfoni nr 5, Skytisk svit
Bergens filharmoniker
Andrew Litton, dirigent

159 kr
Image Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra
Veckans andra toppnotering (19 april)

"Blåsinstrumenten känns lite bleka och felplacerade"
CD-Revyn

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Konsert för piano och blåsorkester, Capriccio, Movements, Petrusjka
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
São Paulos symfoniorkester
Yan Pascal Tortelier, dirigent

159 kr
Image Piano Trios
Veckans toppnotering (12 april)!

"Kammarmusik i världsklass!"
CD-Revyn

FAURÉ – PIERNÉ
Pianotrior
Wanderer-trion



149 kr
Image Die Rosenkranz-Sonaten
Veckans toppnotering (29 mars)!

"Gillar det kärva angreppssättet"
CD-Revyn

HEINRICH I F BIBER
Rosenkranssonater
Gunar Letzbor, violin och ledare
Ars Antiqua, Österrike

Arcana (Återutgivning)

289 kr
Image Sinfonia / Calmo / Ritirata Notturna di Madrid
Veckans toppnotering och totalfemma (15 mars)!

"En otroligt häftig ljudupplevelse!"
CD-Revyn

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano

Ondine continues its exciting releases focusing on 20th century masterpieces together with conductor Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. After successful Ligeti (ODE 1213-2; Gramophone Editor's Choice) and Messiaen (ODE 1251-5) recordings a new album is released which is dedicated to orchestral works by the pioneer of Italian modernism, Luciano Berio (1925-2003).

159 kr
Image Symphony in C / The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Veckans första toppnotering (22 februari)

"Bra, men saknar poesin i symfonin"
CD-Revyn

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Jean-LucTingaud

Paul Dukas is famed for his brilliant, meticulously scored symphonic scherzo The Sorcerer's Apprentice, first performed in 1897, which almost immediately entered the international repertoire. It was subsequently the focus of a ballet and later Walt Disney's film Fantasia. Magical scoring is also a feature of La péri, a poème dansé of great imaginative verve. The delightful, colourful Symphony in C was composed mid-way between these works. For this recording, manuscript sources for the three works were consulted, including the hitherto private proofs of the first edition of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, ensuring rigorously faithful performances.



79 kr
Image Kothener Trauermusik
Veckans andra toppnotering (22 februari)

"Bach-Highlight i galopp-tempo!"
CD-Revyn

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. Although the score is lost, the wordbook and other sources of information have now made it possible to reconstruct the work. In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Raphaël Pichon invites us on an exciting musical treasure hunt.



149 kr
Image Piano Concerto
Veckans toppnotering (15 februari)

"Ett rungande HURRA för denna skiva! "
CD-Revyn

MENDELSSOHN – SCHUMANN
Hebriderna, Symfoni nr 3, ”Den skotska” – Pianokonsert a-moll
Londons Symfoniorkester
Maria João Pires, piano
John Eliot Gardiner, dirigent


159 kr
Image String Quartets (SACD)
Veckans toppnotering (8 februari)

"Bland det bästa i kvartettväg med en underbar ljudbild! "
CD-Revyn

WILHELM STENHAMMAR
Stråkkvartetter (Vol 3)
Stenhammarkvartetten

159 kr
Image Vespro della beata Vergine
Veckans ena toppnotering (25 JAN 2015)

"Verket håller för alla genrer"
CD-Revyn

How to describe the summit of sacred music, which seals the connection between Renaissance polyphony and the splendid virtuoso baroque opulence? A masterpiece of startling modernity? Published three years after L'Orfeo, written in a ten years work, Vespro della beata Vergine is a rainbow of colors and daring, a range of styles and staff, a true personal testimony to the genius of Monteverdi which inspired the whole of Europe. Placed at the head of the Cappella Mediterranea and the Chamber Choir of Namur, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon breathes with a rare vitality, an intense feeling both intense and tender, with fervor and finesse. While entering the 1610 Vespers in the Liturgy, it highlights the dazzling and daring essence of it.
This set of 2 discs was recorded Ambronay to celebrate the opening of the Festival 2013.



239 kr
Image Neeme Järvi conducts Massenet
Veckans andra toppnotering (25 JAN 2015)

"Det gör ont när musiken tar slut"
CD-Revyn

Massenet: Fantaisie etc.

Jules Massenet has long been associated primarily with opera, while his orchestral works have gone unappreciated. This collection of overtures, ballet music, and concert pieces, each with its own unique orchestral colour, showcases Massenet's orchestral writing at its finest. The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by its Music and Artistic Director, Neeme Järvi.

From the opening diminished seventh chord of the concert work Ouverture de 'Phèdre' it is clear that we are in a world of high drama. Commissioned in 1874 for performance in Paris, it is based on Racine's play of the same name.

Written in the same year, but in complete contrast, is the Scènes pittoresques, full of a grace and elegance that is often reminiscent of Tchaikovsky. The 'Suite de ballet' from Le Cid evokes yet another sound world, one of exotic colours and exuberant celebration, its seven movements featuring dance music from different regions of Spain.

Also featured on this album are a number of works involving a solo cello, performed here by Truls Mørk, one of the pre-eminent cellists of our time. He shines a light on Massenet's little-known Fantaisie for cello and orchestra, a fine piece rarely heard on disc or in the concert hall.

Massenet: Orchestral Works - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi

Jules Massenet has long been associated primarily with opera, while his orchestral works have gone unappreciated. This collection of overtures, ballet music, and concert pieces, each with its own unique orchestral colour, showcases Massenet's orchestral writing at its finest. The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by its Music and Artistic Director, Neeme Järvi.

From the opening diminished seventh chord of the Ouverture de 'Phèdre' it is clear that we are in a world of high drama. Commissioned in 1874 for performance in Paris, it is based on Racine's play. Written in the same year, but in complete contrast, is the Scènes pittoresques, full of a grace and elegance that often recall Tchaikovsky. The 'Suite de ballet' from Le Cid evokes yet another soundworld, one of exotic colours and exuberant celebration, its seven movements featuring dance music from different regions of Spain.

Also featured on this download are a number of works involving a solo cello, performed here by Truls Mørk, one of the pre-eminent cellists of our time. He shines a light on Massenet's little-known Fantaisie for cello and orchestra, a fine piece rarely heard on disc or in the concert hall.



149 kr
Image 3CD-BOX: Complete Symphonies (& Three Late Fragmen
Veckans ena toppnotering (18 JAN 2015)!

"Storgårds lanserar egna visioner"
CD-Revyn

The Finnish maestro John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, presents his first recording on Chandos, a complete symphonic cycle of his nation's greatest musical export, Jean Sibelius.

The triumphant premieres of Symphonies Nos 1 and 2, with their big tunes and great romantic sweep, established the international reputation of Sibelius as a symphonist, some audiences even considering him Beethoven's natural successor. The symphonies that followed chart Sibelius's development as one of the most individual composers of the early twentieth century. Each symphony has its unique approach, whether it be the classicism of the Third, the brooding modernism of the Fourth, or the icy stillness of the Sixth, so evocative of the Finnish landscape. The Symphony No. 7 in C major represents Sibelius's greatest achievement in the symphonic form. In it he compresses the grand emotional sweep of a symphony into one startlingly original movement lasting little over twenty minutes.

Illness prevented Sibelius from completing any major works in the last thirty years of his life. Manuscripts show, however, that he never stopped composing. Recorded here are three orchestral fragments prepared by Timo Virtanen from late sketches thought to be for Sibelius's legendary 'lost' 8th Symphony, destroyed by the composer in 1945. They offer a fascinating glimpse into the composer's creative imagination during a time when impaired health inhibited Sibelius from realising his rich musical visions.



298 kr
Image DELAD ANDRA PLATS: Works for String Orchestra

ÅRETS SKIVA 2014 – RESULTATET!
(enligt CD-Revyn)


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Camerata Nordica / Terje Tønnesen
*Catherine Bullock, viola

'Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house', Benjamin Britten once said: 'Slowly you see more details of the house - the colour of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows.' The comparison is interesting, not least because certain defining qualities of Britten's music - brilliance and wit, clarity and luminosity - might easily be taken to be the results of a more direct and intuitive creational process. It is also slightly surprising, coming from a composer who had been strikingly precocious in his youth - the apparent ease with which Britten as a young boy wrote a large amount of music brings Mendelssohn or Mozart to mind. This collection of works for string orchestra combines two of Britten's first master-pieces, Simple Symphony and the Frank Bridge Variations, with the even earlier Elegy for Strings - recorded here for the first time - and Two Portraits, composed between the ages of 14-16. The second of the Portraits is actually a self-portrait, with a solo part for the viola - Britten's own instrument - here performed by Catherine Bullock, who is also the soloist in the composer's Lachrymae. Subtitled 'reflections on a song of John Dowland', this piece is a later one, originally composed for viola and piano in 1950, but Britten returned to it shortly before his death in 1976, recasting it for solo viola and small string orchestra. Directed by the Norwegian violinist Terje Tønnesen, the Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica performs this programme with an engaging directness and striking virtuosity - qualities which no doubt contributed to the team being entrusted by the Britten-Pears Foundation with making the world première recording of the Elegy, as well as giving its first public performance during the 2013 BBC Proms.



159 kr
Image DELAD ANDRA PLATS: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

ÅRETS SKIVA 2014 – RESULTATET!
(enligt CD-Revyn)


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Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Philharmonic

"Ruthless but innocent - like a child playing with dynamite." Thus wrote the Danish press at the first performance of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 1 in 1894. This acclaimed recording cycle by the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert shows Denmark's national composer as one of the wildest and most dynamic composers of early modernism. On this CD, Nielsen's impressive symphonic debut work is combined with the epoch-making Fourth Symphony, "The Inextinguishable," written in the midst of the First World War and during a stormy period in the composer's private life.

"A thrilling demonstration of a sensibility balanced between Romantic and Modernist ... An occasion to celebrate for Nielsen lovers everywhere." The New York Times



159 kr
Image STRAUSS: Polkor, valser m. m.
Veckans första toppnotering (14 december)!

"Med denna musik i blodet!"
CD-Revyn

JOHANN STRAUSS
Polkor, valser m. m.
Wiens symfoniker
Manfred Honeck, dirigent
Wiener Symphoniker

159 kr
Image Winterreise
Veckans andra toppnotering (14 december)!

"En underbar sångare – men gitarren klarar inte pianots svärta"
CD-Revyn

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Winterreise
Jakob Högström, baryton
Duo Dialog (Dan Larsson, klarinett, Magnus Grönlund, gitarr)

There are tons of recordings of Franz Schubert's fantastic song cycle "Winterreise", but probably no-one in this setting! Baritone Jakob Högström is accompanied by Duo Dialog - Dan Larsson, clarinet and Magnus Grönlund, guitar. Discover new dimensions of this song cycle in Duo Dialog's own arrangements!



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Flute Concertos
Veckans toppnotering och totalfemma (30 november)!

"Panelen bara älskar – en vitamininjektion"
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'The music of Antonio Vivaldi radiates vital energy, celebrates affective states at their most intimate, artfully mimics natural phenomena, and tells stories full of blazing colours, heady fragrances, humour, imagination, exuberance, tenderness, and melancholy. It is a joy, a challenge and a privilege for me, after many Vivaldian experiences on the concert platform, to present this music on record. Fortunately for us, Vivaldi left us a magnificent repertory not only for violin, but also for the recorder. In addition to using it in many other musical genres, he called on the 'flauto' as a soloist in different timbral groupings and instrumental combinations in some twenty concertos, and raised the instrument and its expression to a new dimension. I would like to present the concerti per flauto in their original scoring for wind and orchestra, a brilliant ensemble concerto (concerto con molti stromenti) and an effervescent flautino concerto as I think they were conceived and may have sounded three hundred years ago. But I also wanted to try something new, and so I arranged for the flauto, a late work of Vivaldi, the Violin Concerto RV 375, which represents the new galant, singing style, no longer designed for the clear articulation of the recorder. Some arpeggios have been modified by analogy with the typical idiom of the maestro s writing for recorder, and the upward transposition of a fourth makes the work sound warm and ethereal in the key of E flat major. Here the solo diva illuminates all the rich invention that is implied and expressed in Vivaldi s late style. What hidden treasures for the recorder lie hidden in these late works; what a pity that Vivaldi himself did not want to bring them out; but how lucky we are that the music of the Prete Rosso has so much to offer us! Grazie, Signor Vivaldi!' Maurice Steger



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Image Piano Concertos Nos 3 and 4
Veckans toppnotering (9 november)!

"Pires spelar med en skönhet man sällan skådat"
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Maria João Pires, piano
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding

Her first release for the label is of two Beethoven concertos she has played often, but never before recorded. After giving concerts in Stockholm last October, she went directly into the studio with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.



127 kr (159 kr)
Image Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto
Veckans toppnotering (2 november)!

"En symfoni man blir lycklig av"
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WILLIAM WALTON
Symfoni nr 1 och Violinkonsert
Tasmin Little, violin
BBC Symfoniorkester
Edward Gardner, dirigent

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Image Cello Concertos (SACD)
Veckans toppnotering (26 oktober)!

"Förnämligt spelat av Christian Poltéra"
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Paul Hindemith and William Walton enjoyed a long friendship, and just a few months before Hindemith's death in 1963 Walton celebrated the association with his orchestral Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, based on the principal theme of the slow movement of Hindemith's Cello Concerto.Both works are expansive three-movement pieces, employing large forces - Walton's concerto memorably includes a vibraphone, while Hindemith in his Finale gives the celesta an important role. As a contrast to these two powerful mid-century scores, Christian Poltéra also performs solo works by the two composers. He is supported by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), widely acclaimed for its recordings of the music of Villa-Lobos, and for a performance (conducted by Frank Shipway) of Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, which was nominated for a 2014 BBC Music Magazine Award.



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Image Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
Veckans toppnotering och totalfemma (19 oktober)!

"New York-filharmonikerna har det perfekta Nielsen-soundet"
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Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Philharmonic

"Ruthless but innocent - like a child playing with dynamite." Thus wrote the Danish press at the first performance of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 1 in 1894. This acclaimed recording cycle by the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert shows Denmark's national composer as one of the wildest and most dynamic composers of early modernism. On this CD, Nielsen's impressive symphonic debut work is combined with the epoch-making Fourth Symphony, "The Inextinguishable," written in the midst of the First World War and during a stormy period in the composer's private life.

"A thrilling demonstration of a sensibility balanced between Romantic and Modernist ... An occasion to celebrate for Nielsen lovers everywhere." The New York Times



159 kr
Image Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Okon Fuoko Suite
Veckans toppnotering (12 oktober)!

"Symfoniker på egna ben"
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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
JOHN STORGÅRDS, conductor


This new release completes Ondine's recording cycle of Leevi Madetoja's (1887-1947) symphonies. The disc features his Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3, and an orchestral suite drawn from the Asian influenced ballet pantomime Okon Fuoko.

Leevi Madetoja, a contemporary of Jean Sibelius, found a voice for himself where the elegiac nature of the landscape and folk songs of his native province of Ostrobothnia merged with a French elegance. Madetoja's First Symphony, premiered in 1916, reflects influences from Tchaikovsky and Sibelius but is a remarkably original achievement for a first venture into the genre.

Madetoja's Third Symphony found its genesis in France, where the composer travelled with his wife in spring 1925. In comparison to the first two symphonies, it has been considered more restrained and subtle, but also more nuanced, richer in content and more ambiguous in expression.

Madetoja reveals a surprisingly modern aspect of himself as a composer in his orchestral suite from the ballet pantomime Okon Fuoko. The work, with clear affinities to Ravel and Prokofiev, demonstrate that new international trends in the 1920s did not pass Madetoja without leaving traces.

John Storgårds, one of Finland's exceptional artists, has taken the classical music world by storm in recent decades. Since 2008, Storgårds has been Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012. The latest release of works by Rautavaara (ODE 1178-2), featuring Truls Mørk, Collin Currie, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds, received a Gramophone Award in 2012.

This recording completes Ondine's cycle of all the three symphonies by Madetoja with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of John Storgårds. The first release, containing the recording of Symphony No. 2, was released in January 2013.



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Image Six Romances / Scottish Ballad / Michelangelo Suit
Veckans toppnotering (5 oktober)!

"Lycka att få äga denna inspelning"
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GERALD FINLEY, bass-baritone
HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
THOMAS SANDERLING

Gerald Finley's debut-album on Ondine is devoted to the music Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). It includes premiere recordings of orchestral versions of wartime works Six Romances on Verses by English Poets and the Scottish Ballad. The Six Romances was previously known only as a version for chamber orchestra arranged by the composer. However, the composer's original version for full orchestra was just recently discovered and is included here as a premiere recording.

Also included is a premiere recording of a very late Shostakovich masterpiece: the orchestral version of Suite on Poems by Michelangelo - sung for the first time in the original Italian. The work, composed in 1975, was one of the last pieces completed by Shostakovich.

Grammy-award winning Canadian baritone Gerald Finley has become one of the leading singers and dramatic interpreters of his generation, with award-winning performances and recordings on CD and DVD with major labels and performing at the world's major opera and concert venues in a wide variety of repertoire.

On this recording the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Thomas Sanderling, friend of the composer and a Shostakovich expert who has conducted award-winning Shostakovich premiere recordings. Sanderling was also personally involved in the process of the discovery of the versions included in this recording and conducted their premiere performances in connection to this recording.

ClassicsToday 10/10 rating
'Finley inhabits these songs completely and confidently, captivating and sometimes unnerving us with his affinity for the particulars of sound and language' - ClassicsToday.com

...Finley applies his consummate technical facility and unfailing interpretive instincts to elucidate each text in its special musical context...Finley inhabits these songs completely and confidently, captivating and sometimes unnerving us with his affinity for the particulars of sound and language.

This is one of those recordings that affirms its value not only by presenting something truly new and important from something familiar, but by doing it in such a way that it invites you to listen and then compels you to come back, not for a voice, or a tune, or a message, but to be moved by the whole experience of a great performance of timeless music.

- By David Vernier © 2014 ClassicsToday.com



159 kr
Image Symphony No. 14
Veckans toppnotering och totalfemma (28 september)!

"Det sista Sjostakovitj behövde göra"
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At its première in June 1969 Shostakovich described his Symphony No. 14, in effect a symphonic song cycle, 'a fight for the liberation of humanity...a great protest against death, a reminder to live one's life honestly, decently, nobly...' Originally intending to write an oratorio, Shostakovich set eleven poems on the theme of mortality, and in particular early or unjust death, for two solo singers accompanied by strings and percussion. This is the penultimate release in Vasily Petrenko's internationally acclaimed symphonic cycle.

The Sunday Times Album of the Week

ClassicsToday 10/10 rating
'sensational performance' - ClassicsToday.com

5 star rating!
'No previous recording of the 14th Symphony lays greater claim to beauty.' - Sinfini Music




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Image Symphony No. 3 (Ilya Muromets)
Veckans toppnotering (21 september)!

"Orkestermusik lämplig för filmduken?"
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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta

"The Glière Symphony No. 3 has always been a piece that shimmered on my horizon - a cult piece, in a way, renowned as the composer's towering masterpiece but rarely played in concert. As long as a Mahler symphony and enormous in its instrumental requirements, it was a work that people spoke about reverently but almost never heard live. The recording was an adventure that changed our orchestra, strengthened us, and became an artistic benchmark for our musicians. We revelled in the gorgeous landscape of the Symphony - from mysterious bass murmurings to crushing walls of brass fortissimo to breathtaking impressionistic renderings of forests and birds. We performed and recorded this massive work uncut to preserve Glière's extraordinary architecture. This work is a cathedral in sound that unfolds in breathtaking swashes of colour, poetry and monumental climaxes." - JoAnn Falletta

Classics Today 10/10 rating
'the finest version yet recorded of Glière's epic Third Symphony, "Il'ya Muromets"' - ClassicsToday.com

'highly dramatic and extremely colorful character' - Pizzicato




89 kr
Image Magnificat
Veckans toppnotering (14 september)!

"Snabbt och rockigt Bach-son-tempo!"
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The achievements of a lifetime.

On 9 April 1786, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach conducted a charity concert in Hamburg featuring three of his finest and most representative works: the Symphony Wq 183/1 (1780), the Magnificat written in 1749 in the hope of succeeding his father as Kantor in Leipzig, and finally the stupendous Heilig (1776) for double choir, of which he wrote: 'It will be my swansong of this kind, and will serve to ensure that I shall not soon be forgotten after my death.' He was right: 300 years after his birth, this CD with the same programme proves as much.



149 kr
Image Der Wanderer
Veckans toppnotering (7 september)!

"En mjuk och egaliserad barytonröst, men pianisten kör lite eget race..."
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Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles were shortlisted for a BBC Music Magazine award for their first Hyperion album (Loewe Songs and Ballads). Boesch's warm, sensuously attractive baritone voice, first-rate diction and remarkable acting ability were enthusiastically praised. Now the duo turn to a selection of Schubert's Lieder from the dark heart of the repertoire.




149 kr
Image Cello Concertos
Veckans toppnotering (31 augusti)!

"Nästan jämförbar med Rostropovitj"
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TRULS MØRK, cello

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
VASILY PETRENKO, conductor

This exciting new release with Truls Mørk and Vasily Petrenko continues Ondine's successful series of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) recordings.

The recording includes Shostakovich cello concertos, which are among the composer's best-known works, performed by one of the most respected and prestigious contemporary cellists, Truls Mørk, together with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko.

Shostakovich's virtuosic cello concertos were written for Mstislav Rostropovich during some of the composer's most fruitful years in the 1950s and 1960s. Besides dashing virtuosity the concertos include also substantial symphonic elements: the second cello concerto was originally intended as a symphony by the composer but later evolved into a concerto.

This recording is the first release of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under their artistic director Vasily Petrenko, a star conductor of the younger generation, who has recently also recorded an ongoing and award-winning recording cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies.



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