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New Ground - Seven World Premiere Recordings

New Ground - Seven World Premiere Recordings
ID: CC2003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The CD booklet contains (in English, French and German) a description of each piece, a biography and photo of each composer, and the libretto of Fox Woman.

Xas-Orion was conceived by Paul Goodey and Michael Oliva as a duo for oboe and electronics organised in 33 triggered events. Both parts are organised around the note 'B' which forms a core, rather than a tonal centre. The distinction between the the two sound worlds of oboe and electronics is deliberately blurred.

New Ground (by David Sutton-Anderson) is a set of linked variations on Purcell's keyboard piece 'A New Ground' heard at the outset.

Ostrich on the Plain (by Graham Fitkin) was written in 1985. There were two starting points: first, the manipulation of speed using metric modulation, and second, the sheer effort in playing the oboe.

At the Still Point of the Turning World... (by Edwin Roxburgh) has the sound of the oboe fed through a system of six delays, ranging from 4.2 to 60 seconds, plus filtering and modulation. The whole system is controlled by a graphic score.

Into the Light (by Michael Oliva) is a piece in the Romantic tradition of the tone poem. It takes the form of a journey from death (cor anglais) into a supposed afterlife (oboe) in which the piano plays the role of a sort of 'pulse giver'.

Diptych (Abstractions IV) by Timothy Salter has two movements, the first marked 'with feverish energy' and the second 'reflective yet with intensity; restless, agitated'. The mood at the end of the first movement is carried over into the cor anglais soliloquy that opens the second.

Fox Woman(music by Cecilia McDowall, words by Christie Dickason) uses the oboe in a way that exploits not only its elegance and subtlety, but also its potential for brutality. This range suggests the Japanes myths of fox spirits, dangerous shape-shifters which often took the form of beautiful women.
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Othmar Schoeck - Choral Music

Othmar Schoeck  - Choral Music
ID: CLAVES502701
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Premiere Recording

This year marks the 50th anniversary of othmar Schoeck’s death. While the flame of his memory continues to burn brightly, there are also still a number of areas, particularly with regard to a discography of his works, that still remain in shadows. Conscious of these lacunae, Claves records (with seven Schoeck recordings in its catalogue) and the othmar Schoeck Society in Zurich (from whom this recording originated) actively have promoted interest in Schoeck’s unique and colorful music. His choral music has never been the subject of a recording anthology; what better “anniversary” present than to offer these 14 choral works to a larger audience in the form of this CD, recorded testimony to the talents to the Swiss composer in compositions for both smaller and larger formations. The performance was entrusted to one of the most prestigious German houses, the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk from Leipzig, which enjoys a distinguished reputation not only for its choral ensemble but also for its symphonic orchestra. Direction was shared by Mario Venzago, one of Switzerland’s most brilliant conductors, and Howard Arman, the titular director of the MDR Rundfunkchor.
Mario Venzago, conductor (tracks 1 - 7)
Howard Arman, conductor (tracks 8 - 14)

MDD-Rundfunkchor (Middle German Radio Chorus)
MDR-Sinfonieorchester (Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Middle German Radio Chorus Leipzig
16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Frank Martin - Le Conte de Cendrillon: Takacs-Nagy

Frank Martin - Le Conte de Cendrillon: Takacs-Nagy
ID: CLAVES501202
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Ballet Music

Alexandra Hewson, Clémence Tilquin, David Hernandez Anfruns, Varduhi Khachatryan, Orchestre de la Haute école de musique de Genève - Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor
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Max d Ollone - Orchestral Music - Kaplan - Thiollier - Obc - Foster

Max d Ollone - Orchestral Music - Kaplan - Thiollier - Obc - Foster
ID: CLAVES502301
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Orchestra

This compact disc features the premiere recordings of the most important works for orchestra by Max d’Ollone: «Le Ménétrier» (the village fiddler), Lamento and the Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra Like his teacher Jules Massenet, d’Ollone was particularly fascinated by the human voice, and for this reason he is primarily remembered as a composer of operas, sacred and secular cantatas and countless songs.
Although Max d’Ollone wrote relatively little orchestral music and although this repertoire was written in a limited period of time (almost exclusively before 1914), his symphonic music is characterized by a very high artistic and compositional quality. His orchestral music is richly lyrical, emotionally expressive and technically impeccable.
The three-movement structure of «Le Ménétrier» with a solo violin part is very reminiscent of a concerto, a purely instrumental form, but d’Ollone described it as a «symphonic poem in three parts with a solo violin». Lamento is a meticulously orchestrated work. One is carried away by the beauty of its melodic lines and their emotional force. The delicate harmonies, at times unexpected and yet always elegant and smooth, contribute to the sense of movement toward a profound serenity. The Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra is forceful and majestic, at times reminiscent of Saint-Saëns. The monumental, grandiloquent finale masterfully accentuates the emotional power of this composition. This recording is rounded off by a chamber music work, the Andante and Scherzo for Three Cellos a short composition that offers clear demonstration of the evolution of the composer’s musical language.

Orchestra Simfonica De Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra)
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Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst - Ingolf Turban - Giovanni Bria

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst - Ingolf Turban - Giovanni Bria
ID: CLAVES509613
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Premiere Recording
Subcollection: Piano

16.00 eur Temporarily out of stock


ID: ERP7814
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: World Premiere Recording

World premiére at the Estonian National Opera on May 11th, 2012. Released in November 2014!
"A human being - this is the future!" (Amadeo Modigliani)

Total time 2:07:03
Format of screen 16 : 9, PAL, Region All
Subtitles and booklet in Estonian and English

Thomas Edur’s ballet in two acts to the music by Tauno Aints

Libretto − Irina Müllerson, Thomas Edur
Conductor − Risto Joost
Concept of set design − Thomas Edur, Liina Keevallik
Designer − Liina Keevallik
Lighting designer − Tiit Urvik

Amedeo Modigliani, artist - Anatoly Arhangelsky
Jeanne Hébuterne, his wife - Alena Shkatula
Leopold Zborowski, an art dealer - Sergey Upkin
Artist friends of Modigliani - Jonathan Hanks, Andrus Laur
Berthe Weill, owner of a gallery - Triinu Leppik-Upkin
Florist - Heidi Kopti
Helpers of the florist - Svetlana Danilova, Abigail Sheppard
Harlots - Ksenia Bespalova, Shira Ezuz, Ingrid Gilden, Urve-Ly Voogand
An innkeeper - Maigret Peetson
Violinist - Daniel Kirspuu
Vision - Sanna Kondas
Policemen - Alexander Nuttall, Giuseppe Martino
Art school teacher - Vitaly Nikolayev
Model - David Horn
Doctor - William Simmons
Portraits / Nudes - Nadezhda Antipenko, Marianne Bassing, Svetlana Danilova, Darja Günter, Triinu Leppik-Upkin, Anastassia Savela, Ksenia Seletskaya
Citizens - Chiara Annunziato, Irina Fyodorova, Maia Gontsharenko, David Horn, Charlotte Ingleson, Mihhail Yekimov, Kaire Kasetalu, Seili Loorits-Kämbre, Vadim Myagkov, Michele Pellegrini, Anton Rzhanov, William Simmons

Estonian National Ballet, Estonian National Opera Orchestra
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IVAR HALLSTRÖM - Den Bergtagna (Opera ).

IVAR HALLSTRÖM - Den Bergtagna (Opera ).
ID: CDO1001-2-2
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: World Premiere Recording
Subcollection: Opera

Soloists: Karl-Robert Lindgren (Bass), Bengt Krantz (Voice), Lars Billengren (Tenor),
Berit Lindholm (Soprano), Hillevi Martinpelto (Soprano), Lars Tibell (Tenor), Helge Lannerbäck (Baritone), Monica Sjöholm (Soprano)

A truly great romantic opera. Although written in this small country, it reflects the same kind of grandness found in the works of other operatic composers in this era.
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Eduard Brendler - Ryno - The Knight Errant -Opera

Eduard Brendler - Ryno - The Knight Errant -Opera
ID: CDO1031-2-2
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: World Premiere Recording
Subcollection: Opera

Perhaps the first real Swedish opera from the nineteenth Century. Quite a Mozart inspired work showing true craftsmanship. Completed by Prince Oscar, after the death of the composer.

Ryno - The First Swedish Romantic Opera
Frans Fredric Eduard Brendler was born in Dresden in 1800 and moved to Sweden the following year when his father Johann Frans was appointed flautist with the Court Orchestra. The young Eduard received flute lessons from his father, but did not at first devote himself professionally to music: he was employed as a book-keeper by Jacob Dubbe on the island of Gotland and, upon his return to Stockholm in 1823, referred to himself as a businessman.

That same year he joined the Orchestra of Harmoniska sällskapet (the Harmonic Society) and also appeared as a flute soloist. The following year be was named as an honorary member of the Society.
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Steve Dobrogosz - My Rose, A Shakespeare Oratorio - World Premiere Recording

Steve Dobrogosz - My Rose, A Shakespeare Oratorio - World Premiere Recording
ID: ACDHJ037-2
CDs: 2
Type: SACD
Collection: World Premiere Recording
Subcollection: Choir

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see
So long lives this and this gives life to thee

The Opus Project Choir Foundation first discovered the music of Steve Dobrogosz, an American composer living in Sweden, in 2007. That year the choir performed his two best known works, the Mass and the Requiem, which audiences enthusiastically received. While he was attending this project (called “Opus 1”) in Leeuwarden, the choir suggested that he write a much larger work, an oratorio. When he returned to Sweden, he became inspired by the beautiful, timeless texts of William Shakespeare. Thus came My Rose into existence, a two hour long work that was composed in the space of only 4 days. The oratorio contains various musical styles, classical, jazz and musical theatre, mixed together with a touch of romance and a pinch of humor.

CD1 - 4 - Barbara van Lint, soprano
7 - Cindy Oudshoorn, alto / Martijn Sanders, bass
9 - Rein Kolpa, tenor
CD2 - 2 - Cindy Oudshoorn, alto
4 - Martijn Sanders, bass
7 - Barbara van Lint, soprano / Rein Kolpa, tenor

Jos Boerland sound engineer
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Carlson: Anna Karenina - An Opera in two acts

Carlson: Anna Karenina - An Opera in two acts
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

An Opera in two acts by David Carlson. Libretto by Colin Graham
World Premiere Recording

Synopsis: Anna Karenina
Prolog, Moscow, December. Anna visits her brother Stiva and his wife Dolly, hoping to save their marriage. A man falls under the train. When Anna meets Vronsky, she is so disturbed by the accident that she hardly notices him. He's very taken with her. 1.1 Stiva's house. Anna persuades Dolly to forgive Stiva's infidelity. 1.2 The ball at Betsy's, St. Petersburg, New Year, 1875. Levin proposes to Kitty and is refused because she is infatuated with Vronsky. Anna is compromised by Vronsky's too-obvious attentions. She is affected by his declarations but resists him. Karenin notices others' reactions. 1.3 At Karenin's. Karenin insists that Anna make an effort to preserve appearances for the sake of society. Trying to persuade her to open her heart to him, he discovers that it is locked against him. 2.1 - 2 Stiva's home, next spring/Levin's house in the country. Dolly, comforting Kitty, tries to persuade her that Vronsky is not worthy of her. She also asks about Kitty's feelings for Levin. Even the feeling of life reborn in the spring is not enough to comfort Levin. Stiva visits and gives him news of Kitty and of Vronsky's dangerous infatuation with Anna. 2.3 Karenin's country house. Anna reveals to Vronsky that she is to bear his child. He tries to persuade her to leave her husband, but she refuses because the Russian divorce laws would cause her to lose her son Seriosha. 3.1 A box at the races that afternoon. Vronsky suffers a severe accident. Karenin insists that the distraught Anna comport herself properly. She informs him that she cannot bear the sight of him and that she loves Vronsky. 3.2 Karenin's study some days later, night. Karenin cannot decide what to do. While hoping to preserve his marriage to Anna, who, he tries to persuade himself, is evil and corrupt, he must at all costs preserve his reputation. He writes to her insisting that she return to him and continue as before: He will not consider a divorce. 3.3 Anna, incensed, realizes that she must choose between her lover and her son. She tells Vronsky of her recurring death-dream, connected with the accident at the station. He is unable to comfort her, and she suspects him of selfishness when he again urges her to go away with him. She goes to Karenin and tells him she cannot continue as before, but begs him to let her have her son. Consumed with rage and disgust, he refuses.
4.1 The Admiralty Gardens, St. Petersburg, early autumn. Levin cannot reconcile the problems and ironies of life and longs for death. Dolly insists that he come to meet Kitty at their house. Stiva learns with horror from Karenin of his impending divorce and begs him to talk to Dolly. Yashvin tries to persuade Vronsky to give up Anna for the sake of his career. He refuses. 4.2 A supper party at the Oblonskys'. Levin and Kitty meet for the first time since Betsy's ball and are both very moved. Karenin is angered by the general conversation concerning unfaithful wives and luckless husbands, and Dolly is unable to persuade him to forgive. Levin and Kitty declare their love for each other during a game of solitaire. "Not time to die yet!" exclaims a delighted Stiva. 4.3 Anna's bedroom that night. Karenin returns home to find Anna near death after a miscarriage. He is reconciled to Vronsky at her bedside and promises forgiveness. 5.1 Levin's house six months later. Although Levin is now happily married to Kitty, who is pregnant, he remains dissatisfied with what he regards as a useless and unproductive life, exemplified by news from Dolly that Anna, now recovered, has left Karenin for Vronsky and that Seriosha is being looked after by his aunt Lydia. 5.2 Letters. Anna writes to Karenin asking to be allowed to see Seriosha one last time, on his birthday. Lydia urges Karenin to forbid this. He does so, against his better judgment. 5.3 Seriosha's bedroom two days later. Anna forces her way into her son's bedroom. Since he had been told she was dead, he is overjoyed to see her. He does not realize that this is the last time he will see his mother, but he is distraught when Anna has to leave. 6.1 Anna's apartments at a hotel that evening. Anna, now addicted to opiates, is at the end of her tether: She doubts Vronsky's fidelity. Death is always on her mind: She is like a train hurtling to destruction. Dolly and Stiva are appalled at her condition when they bring Levin to meet her. Levin is much struck with this beautiful, sad woman and her situation. She asks him to tell Kitty not to forgive her, for to be able to do so, Kitty would have to suffer what Anna has herself suffered. When left alone with Vronsky, her jealousy leads to a schismatic quarrel. Vronsky leaves to visit his mother, and Anna is certain that he is in fact leaving her forever. She contemplates an overdose of morphia and then decides to follow Vronsky to the station to beg his forgiveness. 6.2 At the station. Everything passes like a dream. Anna has missed Vronsky and waits to follow him on the next train. She reviews her situation and the tortured life before her: She realizes, as if a light had suddenly illumined her soul, that death would release her from the pain and responsibility of life. When the train comes into the station, she throws herself beneath it. 6.3 Levin's country estate months later, in spring. In the aftermath of Anna's death, Levin cannot come to terms with the irony of life. Through the wisdom of his old nurse, he at last understands the reason for living: To live, love, and be loved; not to judge or envy others, nor to bewail their suffering; life is everything in itself. His blind eyes have been opened. -Colin Graham
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