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VECKANS TOPPLISTA!

De bäst säljande albumen på NaxosDirect just nu!
1. Then Svenska Messan
2. Nature Boy
3. Into the Night
4. The Art of Fugue (2CD)
5. Times of Transition
6. Phantom Listeners (The)
7. Visions of a Century
8. Rake's Progress (The)
9. Orchestral Works
10. Petrus de Dacia (3CD)
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Image Then Svenska Messan
Toppbetyg i Musikrevyn!
”Ett ljudbad att kliva ned i som man blir både glad och varm i själen av. Det spelas på liten sättning – men låter mycket!” (Musikrevyn i P2)

Högt betyg 4 (av 5) i DN!
”Mycket har hänt med hur man får liv i barockmusik, såväl vokalt som instrumentalt, vilket Göteborg Baroque med eftertryck ger prov på. Det bubblar, fräser, viner och bär iväg med en oemotståndlig rytmisk lätthet och klanglig lyster i alla de tretton satserna.” (Martin Nyström, Dagens Nyheter)



Göteborg Baroque is pleased to announce the release of Johan Helmich Roman’s Then Svenska Messan, one of the most significant and beloved works in Swedish music history. Roman was a pioneer who was far ahead of his time, and today we see him as the founder of our modern musical culture. Göteborg Baroque has received accolades for its rigorous study and expressive presentation of older music in a way that makes it engaging for an audience today. With this recording, we are proud to be able to introduce this important work to an international audience.


159 kr
Image Nature Boy
40 years ago my international career started for real when I got a call from the musical mastermind Thad Jones, asking me to join his new big band project ”Ball of Fire” in Milan, Italy.
Guess if I said yes!
Since then I have walked winding musical paths and I still do.
As the pandemic started to spread, I got stranded at home in Skillinge Sweden from 13 March 2020.
Many many months later, I can present something I’ve never done before, a solo performance. Only me, myself and my trombone in a beautiful-sounding church not far away from where I live with my wife Beatrice, Ingelstorp Kyrka.
I do not really know exactly when the idea got stuck in my head but I guess around Christmas 2020. Having spent a strange but personally wonderful year being at home, I suggested a solo recording to my wife, and she thought it was a great idea.
I called the priest in the church, named Maria, and she immediately said ”Yes, go for it. I will see to it that the church is heated and ready for you”.
The first time was almost a shock. Such a beautiful sound, making the tone of my trombone just fly through time and space. Beatrice and I looked at each other in silence, knowing that this can become something special.
I picked a wide range of songs and hymns for these occasions and it felt very special to be able to record it in a wonderful room with only one person in the audience, the one I love the most.
All the songs have a special meaning to me, whether they are songs I sang in church as a child or just picked them up on the way. One is even written by one of my ancestors, Israel Kolmodin.
They present a side of me that is always there, but not always to be seen. I hope you like it.
Love,
Nils


169 kr
Image Into the Night
A fascinating thing about jazz is the wonderful things which can arise through force of circumstance rather than as the result of planning.
The drummer scheduled to appear in a trio with Jan Lundgren at the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival had to cancel because of the pandemic, which forced Lundgren to rethink the gig. The pianist – who is also artistic director of the festival – quickly realised that things could also work without a drummer. Serendipitously, the name of Emile Parisien came to his mind...and a new trio was born. The three musicians had never played together in this configuration before; so, after a single day of rehearsals, the band took to the Festival's main stage on 1 August 2020. Their performance was quite brilliant.

Jan Lundgren is one of those pioneers who gave European jazz its distinct identity and freed it from American jazz. The Ystad-based pianist combines virtuosity, an acute sense of tonal colour, awareness of form from European classical music, and his own folk music tradition. For him, to make music where many different genres coalesce is both inevitable and natural.

Lars Danielsson’s bass playing is unmistakably melodic and lyrical, and he is also one of just a handful of bassists who stand out both as creative composers and as distinguished band leaders. Technical brilliance, out-standing musical imagination and an almost telepathic understanding of his fellow musicians...his presence is ideal in this trio.

And finally soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien, who found his way into this band practically out of nowhere. The vivacious Frenchman lives jazz with body and soul, and his honesty and authenticity ring true in every note he plays. Parisien is a visionary of jazz, aware of its legacy, but always looking forward in an innovative way.

This unique performance leaves the listener begging for more. Having started this new venture so auspiciously, Jan, Lars and Emile are surely going to want to aim even higher.

169 kr
Image The Art of Fugue (2CD)
The Italian pianist Filippo Gorini took advantage of the world health crisis to immerse himself in The Art of Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach’s unfinished mystical masterpiece: ‘The view that it should be seen solely as a theoretical marvel is misguided: as the counterpoints and canons evolve in formal complexity, so does their emotional tension, until the heartbreaking mystery of the unfinished Fuga XIV’, says the young pianist, winner of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust prize in 2020, whose first two albums for Alpha have been very well received (Diapason d’Or, 5 Stars in BBC Music Magazine etc.). In parallel with the release of the disc, Filippo Gorini will launch a website (www.TheArtOfFugueExplored.com), with a documentary series featuring conversations with personalities, films about Bach’s work and more. The young pianist has even gone so far as to write poems and haikus about the work: ‘We pray in trepidation, / When the blessed night is here...’

229 kr
Image Times of Transition
The three cello concertos on this disc illustrate that fertile period in the second half of the 18th century when features of the Baroque were gradually replaced by the so-called galant style. Foremost amongst the composers inaugurating this change was Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach chose Concerto in A major is a perfect example of the passionate and dramatic range that marked him out as a pivotal figure of his time. Haydn’s Concerto in C major modulates between older and newer styles, whereas his Concerto in D major is a Classical masterpiece, and a worthy companion to his greatest symphonies. For this recording Brantelid plays on an Emil Hjort, Copenhagen 1887 with gut strings.

89 kr
Image Phantom Listeners (The)
Hesketh-Harvey, Kit, narrator
McCaldin, Clare, mezzo-soprano
Easton, Madeleine, violin
Bradley, Sarah-Jane, viola
Vukotic, Bozidar, cello
Griffiths, Ben, double bass
Wilson, Christian, piano
Vass, George, Conductor

Of Georgian/Russian and Greek/Austrian parentage, British composer Lydia Kakabadse has a number of music theatre, vocal, choral and chamber works to her credit. The Arabian Rhapsody Suite for string quartet is characterized by vibrant rhythms and melodies of the Middle East while Russian Tableaux, also for string quartet, is a bitter-sweet tribute to the landscape, history and culture of Russia. Set to texts by the 19th-century poet Thomas Hood, The Song of the Shirt tells the story of the pitiful existence of a poor seamstress. The Mermaid is based on the composer's own fairy tale and the haunting musical drama The Phantom Listeners was inspired by Walter de la Mare's poetry.



79 kr
Image Visions of a Century
Toppbetyg i Dagens Nyheter och Hifi & Musik!
”Parets spel är ingenting annat än offensivt förälskat.” (Martin Nyström, DN)

”Vilken underbara skiva! Vilka fantastiska verk! Vilka superba musiker! Det är inte precis ofta spelade verk, men som de framförs här inser man att de borde vara det.” (Stig Jacobsson, Hifi & Musik)



After the award-winning album "Fanny & Felix" (dBCD191), Malin Broman and Simon Crawford-Phillips now invite you to a nostalgic journey 100 years back in time: music that was written for violin/viola and piano in 1918-1921, with one foot in late romanticism and impressionism, and the other in more modernistic forms of expression. Broman and Crawford-Phillips prove once again that they are one of the tightest chamber music constellations in Sweden. Malin Broman and Simon Crawford-Philips regularly perform as a duo. Both are extremely devoted to chamber music, and their individual musicalities blend together seamlessly, as is evidenced in this recording.

159 kr
Image Rake's Progress (The)
Anne Trulove
Miah Persson

Tom Rakewell
Topi Lehtipuu

Father Trulove
Clive Bayley

Nick Shadow
Matthew Rose

Mother Goose
Susan Gorton

Baba the Turk
Elena Manistina

Sellem
Graham Clark

The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski

Director - John Cox

In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

In 2010, this revival under Glyndebourne's Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, captured the opera's neo-classical spirit and its juxtaposition of whimsy, cynicism and compassion, prompting the Financial Times to call it, ''as enjoyable a performance of Stravinsky's opera as any that has come along".

Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House, 18 & 19 December, 2010

Extra features:
Documentary includes interview with David Hockney
Introduction to the Rakes's Progress

Running time 150 mins
Region Code All regions
Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Menu languages EN
Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES




299 kr
Image Orchestral Works
Toppbetyg, fem fyrar i GP!
"Symfonikerna triumferar med kvinnliga kompositörer" (Göteborgs-Posten)

Stark 4:a till Göteborgssymfonikerna!
”Musik vänd mot gryningen i öster, med en ton som bärs av en intensivt glödande poetisk mystik.” (Martin Nyström, DN)

Toppbetyg i Hifi & Musik
”En verklig pärla med stor orkestermusik av tre banbrytande damer.” (Stig Jacobsson, Hifi & Musik)




Three world premiere recordings: Aulin, Moberg & Andrée.
Valborg Aulin was a skilled pianist and chamber musician who studied composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Stockholm and for celebrities such as Nils W Gade in Copenhagen and Jules Massenet in Paris. It was there that she wrote the “Parisian paintings” in 1886, impressions from her stay in the French metropolis, which sadly were never performed during her lifetime. The music depicts the busy street life, festivities at Trocadero, a ballroom scene and the quiet of the night. This is a major find, which this recording aptly proves.
The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Johannes Gustavsson also perform two other works, never recorded before: Sunrise, an orchestral suite by Ida Moberg (1859-1947) and Symphony No. 1 by Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929).
Finnish-Swedish Ida Moberg was the singer who, after four years of study at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, returned to Helsinki and studied composition for Sibelius, amongst others. Her music is coloured by spiritual and anthroposophical ideas. The orchestral suite Sunrise from 1909 has, for example, subtitles such as Activities, and Silence, keen and sensitive reflections on human existence.
It’s a joy to present the very first recording of Elfrida Andrée’s Symphony No. 1, over 150 years since it was completed in 1868, when she was 27 years old. Elfrida Andrée (1860-1928) was a pioneering musician, conductor and composer. She is well known for her chamber and organ music, in fact she was the first woman in Europe appointed to cathedral organist, in Gothenburg. Her first symphony is a romantic work born out of its time, with many seeds of things to come.


159 kr
Image Petrus de Dacia (3CD)
Petrus de Dacia was performed for the last time in the romantic St. Nicolai church ruin in Visby on the 10 August 1990, and under the trademark "Ruinspelet" was the Gotlandic summer vacation's musical highpoint for thousands of visitors from all over the world, for over 50 years. Even though the composer, conductor and director Friedrich Mehler, purely on a confessional basis, avoided the operatic label on his artistic life's works, it can now, 30 years after the originator's death and 753 performances, surely be considered the most performed Swedish opera of all time.

229 kr
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