Wholenote Review - July/August 2009

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Janacek: Sinfonietta / Taras Bulba
Label: TUDOR Catalog: T7135   Format: SACD HYBRID
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Nestled near the remote eastern border of Bavaria, Bamberg is the home of an orchestra founded in 1946 from the post-war remnants of the former German Philhar...
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps
Label: TUDOR Catalog: T7145   Format: SACD HYBRID
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Nestled near the remote eastern border of Bavaria, Bamberg is the home of an orchestra founded in 1946 from the post-war remnants of the former German Philha...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Label: TUDOR Catalog: T7151   Format: SACD HYBRID
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Nestled near the remote eastern border of Bavaria, Bamberg is the home of an orchestra founded in 1946 from the post-war remnants of the former German Philhar...
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Furtwangler : Complete Rias Recordings (13 Cds)
Label: AUDITE Catalog: AUD21403   Format: CD
Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler. Yehudi Menuhin,violin; Gerhard Taschner, violin
CD 1: Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’ & No. 5 25-05-1947
CD 2: Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Midsummer Night's Dream 28-09-1947 Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Y. Menuhin) 28-0...
Last one in Canada!
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
More than half a century has passed since the death of Wilhelm Furtwangler who was, as the saying goes, a legend in his...

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Bernarda Fink: Virgin's Lament  
Label: L'OISEAU-LYRE Catalog: 4781466   Format: CD
Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini
1. Sonata à 4 al Santo Sepolcro, for 2 violins, viola & continuo in E flat major, RV 130 4:49 Composed by Antonio Vivaldi Performed by Il Giardino Armonico 2. Il pianto di Maria (Giunta l...
Gramophone Editor's Choice - September 2009
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Bernarda Fink is a singer of extraordinary measure and a brilliant match for two rare settings of the Virgin...
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Louis-philippe Marsolais: L'heritage Beethoven
Label: ATMA Catalog: ACD22592   Format: CD
Louis-Philippe Marsolais: horn / David Jalbert: piano
Beethoven: Sonate en fa majeur, op.17
Czerny: Andante poloacca, op. posth.
Ries: Sonate en fa majeur, op.34
Moshceles: Theme varie du Feullet d'Album de ...
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
The French horn probably isn't the first instrument that springs to mind when you think of solo sonatas with keyboard accompaniment, but this fascinating CD ...
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Ann Southam: Simple Lines Of Enquiry / Egoyan
Label: CMC Catalog: CMCCD14609   Format: CD
Eve Egoyan: piano
Ann Southam: Simple Lines of Enquiry
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Unlike Southam’s other piano cycles where we are presented with pieces of contrasting textures, dynamics and tempi, this evocative set encompasses variatio...
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Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um / Legacy Edition
Label: LEGACY Catalog: 886974801023   Format: CD
Charles Mingus / Jimmy Knepper / John Handy / Booker Ervin / Horace Parlan / Dannie Richmond
CD 1: 1. Better Git It In Your Soul 2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 3. Boogie Stop Shuffle 4. Self-Portrait In Three Colors ...
Equally adept at playing the bass and composing, Charles Mingus is arguably the most forward-looking of each over the last long while. His grasp of harmony and orchestration put him alongside more...
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Sultans Of String: Yalla Yalla!
Label: CHRIS MCKHOOL Catalog: 7502094232   Format: CD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Produced by six-sting violinist Chris McKhool, the Sultans of String also features Kevin Laliberté and Eddie Paton on a host of guitars, Drew Birston on bass...
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Tony Palmer: Menuhin - A Family Portrait
Label: UNIVERSAL Catalog: TPDVD120   Format: DVD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
This is an outstanding film about Yehudi Menuhin, his career, and most significantly his family and their dominating matriarch, Yehudi’s mother. Originally ...
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Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (tennstedt)
Label: LPO Catalog: LPO0038   Format: CD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Klaus Tennstedt (1926-1998) was a conductor who emerged from East Germany in 1971 and soon achieved international acclaim. His North American debut was in Tor...
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Music Transfigured: Remembering Ferenc Fricsay
Label: MEDICI ARTS Catalog: 3078528   Format: DVD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Ferenc Fricsay (1914-1963) was well on his way to becoming a major conductor of international stature. Born in Budapest, he studied at the Franz Liszt Academy...
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Art Of Time Ensemble: Black Flowers Featuring Sar
Label: UNI Catalog: PHERCD1008   Format: CD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
The Art of Time Ensemble has come out with an absolute stunner of an album. “Black Flowers” is a project spearheaded by piano virtuoso Andrew Burashko, fe...
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Dave Brubeck: Time Out (50th Anniversary)
Label: LEGACY Catalog: 886973985229   Format: CD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Three of the most important contributors to jazz in the late ‘50s are highlighted in a series of recent double album re-issues. This was a very fruitful era...
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Miles Davis: Sketches Of Spain (legacy Edition)
Label: LEGACY Catalog: 886974394921   Format: CD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Three of the most important contributors to jazz in the late ‘50s are highlighted in a series of recent double album re-issues. This was a very fruitful era...
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Verdi: Messa Da Requiem / Maazel
Label: MEDICI ARTS Catalog: 2072438   Format: DVD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
In 2007 for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Toscanini’s death Lorin Maazel, his erstwhile protégé, gave a series of concerts in Italy. The fo...
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Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen
Label: MEDICI ARTS Catalog: 3078388   Format: DVD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
A mere 30 years ago Leos Janáček’s operas were virtually unknown in the West, but today there is hardly a reputable opera company that hasn’t performed ...
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Concours Molinari 2005/2006 - Winner's Concert
Label: ATMA Catalog: ACD22368   Format: CD
Wholenote Dsicoveries - July 2009
This CD features the winners of the Molinari’s third international composition competition. The competition has become a biennial staple on the Montreal sce...
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Diana Krall: Live In Rio
Label: EAGLE VISION Catalog: 302739   Format: DVD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
When I first heard that Diana Krall had released a DVD of a concert in Rio de Janeiro, I marvelled at the chutzpah it takes for a girl from Nanaimo, B.C. to p...
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Saint-lubin: Works For Violin Vol. 1
Label: NAXOS Catalog: 8572019   Format: CD
Anastasia Khitruk - Violin, Elizaveta Kopelman - Piano
Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 49: I. Allegro moderato 2. Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 49: II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 3. Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 49: III. Molto cantabile 4. Grand Duo Concer...
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Although born in Italy, the now-forgotten 19th century violin virtuoso and composer Leon de Saint-Lubin spent virtually all of his life in Austria and Germany...
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Purcell: Fantasias Pour Violes
Label: ATMA Catalog: ACD22591   Format: CD
Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Henry Purcell composed his fifteen Fantasias and In nomines just after becoming the organist at Westminster Abbey. Composed for consorts of three to seven vio...
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