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Image Haydn 2032, Vol. 9 - L'Addio
Totalfemma i Musikrevyn i P2!
”Il Giardino Armonico och dirigenten Giovanni Antonini plockar fram både mörker och sprittande glädje hos Joseph Haydn”


This ninth volume of the Haydn2032 series focuses on the composer’s psychological subtlety in its focus on a central work: his Symphony no.45, known as the ‘Abschieds-Symphonie’ (‘Farewell’ Symphony), composed in 1772. It is said to have got its nickname from a symbolic message Haydn conveyed to Prince Esterházy when he and his orchestra were required to stay longer than planned in the Prince’s summer residence. On the occasion of the symphony’s first performance, Haydn had arranged for the musicians to leave their places one by one during the final Adagio. The day after the concert, all the musicians were able to return to their families and bid farewell to the Prince, who had obviously taken the point of this poetic request for ‘liberation’ expressed in music. The programme is completed by Symphonies nos. 15 and 35 and a cantata sung by Sandrine Piau, the heart-rending ‘Berenice, che fai?’ on a text by Metastasio that was a real ‘hit’ of the eighteenth century, set by some forty composers.

169 kr
Image Emil Jonason plays Lindström + Mozart
Toppbetyg i Musikrevyn och högt betyg 4 (av 5) i Dagens Nyheter!
"Här finns en lekfullhet som nästan är oförskämt charmerande.../ Att han inte bara är en briljant klarinettist utan också är något alldeles extra när det gäller förnyelse av solokadensen som form ..." (Martin Nyström, DN)


Emil Jonason - clarinet, basset clarinet
Helsingborgs Symphony Orchestra
Stefan Solyom - dirigent

Emil Jonason has been described in the Swedish, European and American press as "The Yngwie Malmsteen of the clarinet", "Has the aura of a Rockstar", "Raises the bar for what you can expect from a clarinet" and as "A magician who uses his instrument that breaks classical norms like a silver bullet ”. He has played as a soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Musica Vitae, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Weimar Staatskapelle, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in the USA, Symphony Orchestra Vlaanderen and many more in Sweden and abroad.

In 2019, Emil won the Kaleidoscope International Vocal and Instrumental Competition in Los Angeles, USA. From over 1,600 applicants from all over the world, Emil was chosen to play Emmy Lindström's clarinet concerto “At the Hills of Hampstead Heath” at the finals, and emerged victorious. He was the only clarinetist, and Emmy's concerto was the only contemporary piece of music selected for the finals.

Emil also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, and at the Music and Opera Academy, at Mälardalen University in Västerås.

The music on this CD aims to celebrate the very heart of the modern clarinet, ranging from its birth with Mozart’s concerto from 1791, all the way to Lindström’s further exploring of the instrument’s emotional, expressive and versatile range. Emmy and Emil are married for more than ten years, and she has written several pieces for him: the clarinet concerto being the most recent, and “Song About Em” being the very first from 2006.

The clarinet concerto “At the Hills of Hampstead Heath” was commissioned by four Swedish orchestras and had its premiere together with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in 2017. The concert was broadcasted live on Swedish Radio, it has been highly praised in the press and Emil has performed it more than ten times throughout Sweden and Finland. In 2021 Emil will perform a brand new version of the piece together with the string orchestra Musica Vitae in Växjö, Sweden.

The hyper-romantic “Song About Em” for clarinet and strings was written as an encore to Emil’s performances of the Mozart concerto. “Em” symbolises the common letters of their names.


159 kr
Image Concierto de Aranjuez
Högsta betyg 5 (av 5) i Dagens Nyheter!
”Här finns utsökta klassiker, av Rodrigo, de Falla och Albeniz, men det är de båda nykomponerade gitarrkonserterna av spanjoren Francisco Coll och britten Pete Harden, där orkestern är Norrbotten NEO, som verkligen sätter den spanska tonen på spel och får den att flamma med överraskande nyanser.” (Martin Nyström, DN)


Inspired by Miles Davis’s legendary album Sketches of Spain, this project intends to conjure up Spain ‘as if through a prism - as a concept rather than a place’. Guitarist Jacob Kellermann and conductor Christian Karlsen worked with hyped young composers Francisco Coll and Pete Harden, who have each contributed a concertante work for guitar and ensemble. With Turia, Coll has returned to his roots – the dried-out river that once flowed through his (and Rodrigo’s) hometown Valencia. He has described it as his most ‘flamenco-colored’ work so far, intended to ‘evoke the light and the respective shadows’ of Spain. Turiais followed by two classics of Spanish music: Manuel de Falla’s Homenaje for solo guitar and Evocaciónby Isaac Albéniz, here in Karlsen’s atmospheric arrangement for ensemble. The last word on the album goes to British composer Pete Harden. His affinity to jazz and non-classical tradition shine through Solace and Shimmer, which is based on the same chords that underpins Rodrigo’s Adagio. Kellermann enjoys strong support by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (in Conciertode Aranjuez) and the seven members of Norrbotten NEO.

169 kr
Image Georg Gulyás Plays Barrios
Högt betyg i Hifi & Musik! ”Gitarristen Georg Gulyás som sedan länge är verksam i Sverige har nu med bravur, ömhet och kärlek spelat in 13 av Barrios härliga stycken.” (Stig Jacobsson, Hifi & Musik)


New CD with guitarist Georg Gulyás!

After Georg Gulyás’ critically lauded recordings of the collected works for guitar by Bach and Britten at Proprius/Naxos, this internationally acclaimed guitarist now returns to the Latin American guitar repertoire with a brand new CD dedicated to the Paraguayan composer Augustín Barrios. Recording producer is Torbjörn Samuelsson who continues the higly praised sound work that characterize Gulyàs’ previous records.

159 kr
Image Jag har funderat på en sak




Det har varit ett händelserikt år för Amanda Ginsburg. Skivbolaget Ladybird fick snabbt upp ögonen för henne och en första singel ”Havsmelodi", släpptes i våren 2017. Efter att ha blivit nominerad till Årets Nykomling av P2 Jazzkatten kom hon i höstas (2017) ut med ännu en singel, ”Flykten från vardagen” som gästades av Nils Landgren. Den 2 februari 2018 släpps debutalbumet ”Jag har funderat på en sak”.

”Jag låter min musik frodas i den nordiska melankolins tonspråk. Där vill jag varsamt förvalta arvet efter några av de mest älskade namnen inom svensk jazz och visa. Musiken hedrar en tradition men tar den in i en samtid med de infallsvinklar en 90-talist upptäcker i sig själv och andra.”
Amanda Ginsburg

Medverkande:
Amanda Ginsburg - sång
Filip Ekestubbe - piano och dragspel
Ludvig Eriksson - kontrabas
Ludwig Gustavsson - trummor
Joel Karlsson - basklarinett, tenorsaxofon



159 kr
Image Violin Sonata; Dix Melodies; Piano Trio
Högsta betyg 5 (av 5) i Dagens Nyheter!
”Suveräna insatser från Tobias Ringborg, Kristina Winiarski och Peter Friis-Johansson, och Sofie Asplunds lätta sopran och fina diktion är perfekta för Helena Munktells svensk-franska praliner" (Sofia Nyblom, DN)


This is the first ever album devoted to the chamber music of Helena Munktell, one of the earliest female composers in Sweden. The daughter of an industrialist, Munktell received private lessons in piano and song from an early age, but soon also training in music theory and composition. In 1877 she visited Paris, where two of her sisters lived, and during the next thirty-odd years the city would be a second home to her. Here she studied with composers such as Benjamin Godard and Vincent d’Indy, and became a member of Société Nationale de Musique (SNM), an organization promoting French music and providing opportunities for young composers to have their works performed. A selection of Munktell’s songs had been performed, in Swedish, at a Society concert in 1892 and in 1900 they were heard again, but now in the French versions released the same year by the reputed musical publisher Alphonse Leduc. The Dix Mélodies are finely crafted musical scenes displaying a wide expressive range and variety of moods. Five years later another SNM concert saw the first performance of Munktell’s Violin Sonata in E flat major, by none other than the renowned Romanian violinist George Enescu. Franck’s famous A major Sonata, which Munktell knew well, served as an important source of inspiration in regards to the cyclic form and harmonic writing. The sonata soon appeared in print, now from E. Demets, another French music publisher. The third work on this album is a small-scale piano trio, probably an early work and possibly composed for performance at one of the musical salons at the Munktell family home in Stockholm.

169 kr
Image String Quartets, Op. 76 Nos. 4-6
On a previous album, the Chiaroscuro Quartet has recorded the first half of Joseph Haydn’s Op. 76, including No. 3, the celebrated ‘Emperor’ quartet. The release has won great acclaim, with the critic in Gramophone writing: ‘The Chiaroscuros' account of the remaining three Op 76 quartets can't come soon enough.’ Well, here it is – a album which like its predecessor spans a wealth of moods and atmospheres: from the magical sunrise of the opening of 76/4 to the manic minuet and boisterous finale of 76/6, a movement without a tune worth the name but utterly engrossing even so. The Chiaroscuro Quartet was formed in 2005 by the violinists Alina Ibragimova (Russia) and Pablo Hernan Benedi (Spain), the Swedish violist Emilie Hornlund and cellist Claire Thirion from France. Performing music of the Classical period on gut strings this highly international ensemble has a unique sound – described in The Observer as ‘a shock to the ears of the best kind’.

169 kr
Image Russian Orthodox Choral Music (6CD)
During the past century Russian Orthodox vocal music has experienced two periods of rebirth. The first, which began in the last years of the 19th century, consisted of a return to the popular sources of religious chant in the znamenny chant tradition passed down from its origins in ancient Byzantine chant and maintained by churches and choirs across Russia until the 17th century, when rulers such as Catherine the Great began to look westwards for cultural identity. Composers such as Kastalsky, Chesnokov and Grechaninov repudiated the Italian and French influences which had shaped the work of Classical and Romantic-era composers such as the Sacred Concertos of Bortniansky. repudiated the Italian and French influences which had shaped the work of Classical and Romantic-era composers such as the Sacred Concertos of Bortniansky. This renaissance was foreshadowed by Tchaikovsky’s setting of the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom in 1878 – in its time a controversial work, rejected by the Church – and reached its zenith with the two sacred cycles by Rachmaninoff: another setting of the Liturgy and then his religious masterpiece, the Vespers (All Night Vigil) of 1915. Once more suppressed by the 1917 Revolution, an authentic strain of Russian sacred music had to wait until the era of glasnost in the late 1980s and early 90s Rybin Male Choir could once more be formed to sing and record the repertoire that is their country’s musical inheritance, and most of these recordings date from the early 90s, first released on the ‘Saison Russe’ imprint for its renewal. Ensembles such as the of the Chant du Monde label, long unavailable and now reissued here for the first time.

132 kr (189 kr)
Image Symphonies 46,22,47
For this second volume in the Haydn 2032 project, the complete recording of his symphonies, Giovanni Antonini has chosen to put forward the Symphony Der Philosoph. He associates with it a symphony by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, eldest son of the Kantor of Leipzig, who is generally considered the most gifted of his sons. Different reasons brought these two great composers the originality and sometimes eccentricity that characterize their works, one suffering from the fame of his father, the other from his own genius. Whereas Haydn's symphonies differentiate themselves by form, orchestration and keys, W. F. Bach's begins in the styleof a Baroque overture, gradually turning into a tempestuous piece and perhaps already reflecting the transition from a 'Golden Age' to the more tormented world that will follow the Age of Enlightenment.


159 kr
Image Haydn 2032, Vol. 3
The Joseph Haydn Foundation of Basel is already looking ahead to the 300th anniversary of Haydn’s birth which will take place in 2032. They have joined forces with the Alpha Classics label for the magnanimous project of recording all of Haydn’s 107 symphonies. Under the artistic direction of Giovanni Antonini, this is the third volume in the project. The two previous installments received numerous awards and critical acclaim, including winning the Echo Klassik Prize for “Best Recording of the Year,” in 2015. Giovanni Antonini views the music of Haydn as “a kalaeidoscope of human emotions.” He has chosen to approach these works thematically rather than chronologically. For this volume, soprano Francesca Aspromonte joins Antonini’s ensemble for the recording of a number of arias.

159 kr
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