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These Visions - Lunar Saxophone Quartet

These Visions - Lunar Saxophone Quartet
ID: SIGCD233
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Saxophone

Formed in 2002, the award winning Lunar Saxophone Quartet has developed a reputation for their commitment to composer/performer collaborations, leading to dozens of commissions from a variety of different composers. Performances have spanned a wide range of occasions, from Bryn Terfel's 'Faenol Festival' and the Welsh BBC Proms, to live broadcasts on BBC TV and Radio.

This new disc features a programme of newly commissioned works by some of Wales's youngest and most gifted composers together with those of more established figures.
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Dance - The Smith Quartet

Dance - The Smith Quartet
ID: SIGCD236
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Dance Music

The Smith Quartet return on Signum with a new album of commissions and world premiere recordings, all centered on the theme of ‘Dance’. The featured programme is a veritable ‘whos-who’ of contemporary composition, including works from Michael Nyman, Graham Fitkin, Jon Lord, Michael Finnissy and Django Bates.
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Ragtime & Blue - Elena Kats-Chernin

Ragtime & Blue - Elena Kats-Chernin
ID: SIGCD058
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

Signum Classics are proud to release Elena Kats-Chernin debut disc on Signum Classics, Ragtime & Blue

Elena Kats-Chernin is a composer who defies categorisation and is probably best summed up as a force of nature. Her prodigious imagination has produced a vast body of work, unparalleled in range, drawing from all the musical traditions of the past and present. A virtuosic pianist and improviser, her compositions flow from her like a fountain.

This CD is drawn from the small works she often writes for her own enjoyment - a cornucopia of rags, blues and heart-melting melodies. These small vessels of fine feelings offer an intimate view into the composer’s heart.

Jazzy piano rags and melancholic musings, with duos for piano and violin of energy romance and charm, with echoes from Debussy to Shostakovich.
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Time for Marimba - Daniella Ganeva

Time for Marimba - Daniella Ganeva
ID: SIGCD057
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental

Signum Classics are proud to release Daniella Ganeva's debut disc on Signum Classics - Time for Marimba.

The marimba has its origins in Africa and by way of South America, it has developed into the modern western instrument we know today. Since the second world war it has developed a certain pre-eminence amongst the percussion resources from which contemporary composers can draw. Milhaud’s 1947 Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone, one of the first works to demand of the player the now familiar four hammer technique, is a pivotal work in this respect.

Japan has a strong drumming tradition but other indigenous percussion instruments are limited to bells, cymbals and rattles of various sorts. The 1868 establishment of constitutional monarchy under the Meiji restoration opened up the country to the outside world, including that of western art music. Yet in the very post-war period which has seen the marimba’s ascendance, Japanese composers have tended to look away from the west and towards their traditional music and its instruments for their inspiration and means of expression.

This disc explores the 20th century Japanese repertoire for marimba including music by five pre-eminent post-war composers.

Additional percussion: Gary Kettel, Graham Instrall, Graham Cole, Gillian McDonagh; Simon Haram
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Brahms and Schumann - John Lill, piano

Brahms and Schumann - John Lill, piano
ID: SIGCD075
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Much loved pianist, John Lill, plays touchstones of the 19th century romantic piano tradition. Lill is at his sparkling best in this wonderful repertoire.

Lill's concert career spans over fifty years and has taken him to over fifty countries, both as a recitalist and a soloist with the world's greatest orchestras. His busy concert schedule continues to take him up and down the breadth of the country from Scotland to the South Coast and also to Europe and beyond, including performances of these recorded works.

Lill was awarded the CBE for his services to music in the 2005 New Year's Honours List.
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Philip Glass - Complete String Quartets -The Smith Quartet

Philip Glass - Complete String Quartets -The Smith Quartet
ID: SIGCD117
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Quartet

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The Division Flute - Emma Murphy

The Division Flute - Emma Murphy
ID: SIGCD125
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Historical Instruments

Described by the London music publisher as "Very Improvei ng and Delightful to all lovers of that instrument" The First Part of the Division Flute was originally issued for the Baroque treble recorder in 1705.

Murphy's love of the recorder inspired her to record some of the best known recorder music, as well as some of the most neglected, from a collection that has never been fully recorded before. A fantastic disc of musicians at the forefront of early music today.
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Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 - Britten Cello Symphony - Jamie Walton

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 - Britten Cello Symphony -  Jamie Walton
ID: SIGCD137
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Cello Collection
Subcollection: Cello

Jamie Walton's latest venture with the Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Alexander Briger, covers two more-contemporary Cello works; Shostakovichʼs Cello Concerto No. 2, and Britten's Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Jamie Walton is quickly gaining international recognition for his work, being compared to Cello legends Rostropovich and Tortelier.

The Elgar society wrote about Jamie's last disc

“I really cannot praise this performance too highly. For faithfulness to the text, interpretative musicality, accuracy, ensemble and warmth and beauty of tone, Walton cannot be beaten.”

This new disc promises to be every bit as good.
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Cadence Ensemble - Expressia - Tangos and Fantasies

Cadence Ensemble - Expressia - Tangos and Fantasies
ID: SIGCD140
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

The New release from one of Armenia’s leading and most popular music groups.

Following their prior success this year with their first release of Expressia - Armenian Fantasy, Cadence Ensemble expand their recording ventures to Expressia - Tangos and Fantasies.

This new release explores the Tango at its best including works from some of the great Tango writers including Astor Piazzolla and fellow Armenian Narine Zarifian. With innovative arrangements of works by Carlos Gardel, Hector Stampioni and the Fantasy on Themes of Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin.
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Goyescas - Enrique Granados - Ana-Maria Vera, piano

Goyescas - Enrique Granados - Ana-Maria Vera, piano
ID: SIGCD146
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Ana-Maria Vera, a former child prodigy has performed as a soloist with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she recently made her debut at London's Royal Festival Hall. Reviewers have called her sound 'luminous' likening it to 'pure aural silk', remarking on her 'dazzling pianistic virtuosity' and 'penetrating sensitivity'.

Granados' Goyescas are a true cornerstone of modern piano repertoire, expressing the composer's interpretative improvisational style in a work inspired by 18th Century Spanish artist Francisco Goya.
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