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Michael Nyman - The Piano - The Composer's Cut Series - Vol. 3I

Michael Nyman - The Piano - The Composer's Cut Series -  Vol. 3I
ID: MNRCD107
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Music composed and performed by Michael Nyman
"The purpose of the Composer's Cut series is to present music from my soundtracks in a state of continuous evolution. As I transferred particular cues from film to concert hall both musical structures changed and performance styles developed, enabling the music, perhaps, to realise its true potential. So these recordings represent the Michael Nyman Band's state-of-performance as of spring 2005." - MN August 2005

Michael Nyman's score for Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano is one of the most successful film soundtracks of all time. The film itself won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 1993 and went on to win several Oscars at the 1994 Academy Awards. Holly Hunter's role as Ada the film's central role was that of an elective mute who chose to communicate via her playing. If having the music feature so prominently in a film was unusual, for the music to additionally convey the dialogue of the main character is unique. The soundtrack of the film went on to become a multi million seller. Perhaps surprisingly for music with such strong ties to its original source many of the pieces from The Piano were subsequently used in a variety of other settings in film, television and advertising making it some of the most performed/frequently heard orchestral music of the last twenty years.

The concert suite for The Piano as performed by The Michael Nyman Band also became a staple of the band's concert repertoire and has been performed all over the world with the composer taking the roles of pianist and conductor. It is this expanded form of the soundtrack that Nyman chose to record as his own definitive edition in Abbey Road studios in April 2005. The piano pieces again form a dialogue, though here the dialogue is purely musical between pianist and orchestra rather having the piano pieces act as speech substitute as they did in the film. The resulting album is a wonderful example of film music transformed to a distinctive stand alone concert work.
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Michael Nyman - The Piano Sings

Michael Nyman - The Piano Sings
ID: MNRCD103
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The Piano Sings features music originally recorded for film soundtracks from 1993 to 2003 including Gattaca, Wonderland, The Diary of Anne Frank, End of the Affair, The Claim, Man with a Movie Camera and The Piano. With their more familiar band and orchestral settings removed, the pieces return to a point echoing their origins. Nyman commented "all of my music starts out as piano music - much of it in song form, so the opportunity to get back to that essence appealed to me, hence the decision to make the album". The album deliberately focuses on the lyrical side of Nyman's piano laying, hence the title.

The Piano Sings presents Michael Nyman's most intimate recording to date, neatly encapsulating the qualities that have made his compositions loved by millions of listeners around the world. While the composer's piano playing is a central element of his touring band and a familiar sound to the many people who've bought & loved his albums, this is the first time he has devoted a complete recording to solo piano.

While the term "classical crossover" has become akin to a swear word in some quarters, Nyman's music has displayed an ability to reach a mass audience and cross over in the best sense - with no compromise expected on behalf of composer or listener.

The Piano Sings is the ideal album for both his large fanbase and the more occasional classical music buyer.
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Valentina Igoshina Plays Chopin

Valentina Igoshina Plays Chopin
ID: TPCD160
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

This specially recorded recital features the beautiful young Russian pianist, Valentina Igoshina performing much of the music contained in Tony Palmer’s classic film: The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka - The Mystery of Chopin.
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Destination Paris - LENDVAI STRING TRIO

Destination Paris - LENDVAI STRING TRIO
ID: 5060192780079
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: String instruments

This is the debut recording of an ensemble which is already in great demand around Europe. “Throughout, the fluidity of their phrasing and the way that they balanced the work’s classical elegance and its emotional complexity were compelling.” The Strad
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Virtuoso: Neil Smith, guitar

Virtuoso: Neil Smith, guitar
ID: SS002
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar

Another welcome reissue from Neil Smith, one of Britain's finest classical guitarists. He plays guitar music by Niccolo Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor and Isaac Albéniz, introducing in these performances a number of his own improvisations, a lost feature of the romantic era.
Paganini was the greatest of violin virtuosi but he was also a master guitarist and composer for the guitar. The Grand Sonata has three movements: a bold Allegro Risoluto then an exquisite Romanza and finally a set of variations marked Andantino Variato.
Giuliani’s Variations Op 107 are taken on a theme by Handel, known generally as ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’. Fernando Sor’s Les Adieux is just one of a number of pieces reflecting on losses during his lifetime. Albéniz’s Cadiz has the jaunty air of a seaport whereas Torre Bermeja reflects on the images of the great crimson towers of The Alhambra in Granada as multitudes of notes imitate the Moorish decor.
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Neil Smith - La Danza: Spanish Guitar Classics

Neil Smith - La Danza: Spanish Guitar Classics
ID: SS001
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar Music

Neil Smith, one of Britain's finest classical guitarists, performs Spanish Guitar classics by Gaspar Sanz, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados.
Neil Smith has given concerts in over 40 nations making over two thousand appearances in total. He has toured under some of the finest conductors including the late Sir Alexander Gibson and Sir Simon Rattle and the finest orchestras including the RSNO, RLPO, CBSO, BBC Ulster, City of London Sinfonia, the English String Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. His debut in the USA received a standing ovation and led to several return trips, coast to coast. Recent tours have included Japan, Arabia, Russia, Scandinavia, Holland, Portugal and Spain where he has also given masterclasses, a rare honour for an Englishman.
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Carl Herring: Burnt Sienna - Pieces for Guitar

Carl Herring: Burnt Sienna - Pieces for Guitar
ID: JCL512
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar

Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2003 Carl Herring has been in increasing demand as one of the finest and most versatile guitarists. This recording features two of his own compositions plus personal favourites.

Bhupinder Singh Chaggar - * Tabla Demi Garcia Sabat - †Cajon ‡ Tinaja
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Rachmaninov & Fotopoulos - Works for Piano: Costas Fotopoulos, piano

Rachmaninov & Fotopoulos - Works for Piano: Costas Fotopoulos, piano
ID: JCL514
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The debut album from acclaimed pianist Costas Fotopoulos pulls no punches with virtuoso performances of the Twentieth Century's master composer, Sergei Rachmaninov. Fotopoulos, displaying stunning technique and a complete understanding of the repertoire, sets a new standard for the Twenty-First Century.

Costas Fotopoulos
As a talented and committed performer, Costas has for many years now worked as an improvising silent film pianist, accompanying silent films at festivals and screenings throughout the UK, Europe and North America.
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Virtuoso Oboe Music by Antonio Pasculli - Ch.Redgat, oboe and S. Robbings, piano

Virtuoso Oboe Music by Antonio Pasculli - Ch.Redgat, oboe and S. Robbings, piano
ID: CC2006
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The CD booklet contains a 2,000-word essay by Christopher Redgate on the music and life of Antonino Pasculli in English, Italian and German. The photos include two of Pasculli and one of his Triébert oboe.


Antonino Pasculli was born in 1842. The great violin virtuoso Paganini had died two years previously (also an Italian, a performer and a composer) and Franz Liszt was touring Europe as a dazzling virtuoso. Some have likened Pasculli to Paganini and perhaps for good reason; he must at least have known the reputation of these two giants.

But there were others. The concept of the performer/composer was very common in both the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of them wrote music for their own use, and often specifically to display their techniques. There were many fine oboist/composers during this period - Casimir Lalliet (1837-92) and Stanislas Verroust (1814-63) to name but two. What sets the music of Antonino Pasculli apart, however, is the extreme technical demands he makes upon the oboist (I know of nothing else from the 19th century repertoire to compare with the challenges he poses), and the creative ways in which he uses his chosen material. copyright Christopher Redgate 2003
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Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos

Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos
ID: CC2005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

Recorded between 1925 and 1947

The CD booklet contains an essay (in English, French and German) about Goossens and his art by Melvin Harris which has recieved much praise - "Melvin Harris' excellently supportive booklet note" (Classical Music Web); "Melvin Harris, author of the excellent insert note" (Gramophone). There are photographs from Goossens' early and middle life, including some not seen before.


Of Léon Goossens it was once said: "There is perhaps only one other musician who can so etherialise his instrument. One thinks of Casals and his cello."

But it was not always so. In his early days Léon Goossens was dissatisfied with the models he was expected to emulate. His first teacher was Charles Reynolds, the renowned lead oboist of the Hallé Orchestra. Great though he was at teaching breath control and practice passages, his tone and phrasing held no magic for his young pupil. Etherealisation was absent from a tone that was broad, without vibrato and, as Léon put it, "bullish". Indeed, to mute his instrument, Reynolds used to hang a robust pocket handkerchief over his music stand and project into it!

Later studies at London's Royal College of Music brought no real inspiration, for the oboe professor there was William Malsch, a kindly man, but an unlovely player. He was dropped from the Queen's Hall Orchestra since his tone set Sir Henry Wood's teeth on edge. An American critic agreed, when he wrote "His tone bites like sulphuric acid".

The great breakthrough came when Léon heard the Belgian oboist Henri De Busscher play at the Queen's Hall. De Busscher's playing was delicate and expressive, with a marvellous singing quality about it. His long, sensitive phrases were a marvel. His cameo-like tone was endowed with a warm vibrato. This was the inspiration that Léon had yearned for. Night after night he listened out for De Busscher's solos, then went back to his room to emulate and aim for the same subtle and singing control over his oboe. He was an eager and gifted pupil, so much so that when De Busscher left for New York, Henry Wood chose the 16-year-old Goossens to take his place. copyright Melvin Harris, 2002
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