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December 27, 2009 - Best of 2009

Mahler: II from Symphony #1 in D major (8:34)
Chicago Sym Orch/Bernard Haitink
CSO Resound 901 904

Ravel: Finale from Daphnis et Chloé (9:59)
Chicago Sym Orch & Cho/Bernard Haitink
CSO Resound 901 906

Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe (1:45); Abendempfindung an Laura (6:23)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, ms; Peter Serkin, p
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907500 "Recital at Ravinia"

Mozart: Overture (6:28); March of the Priests (2:28) from The Magic Flute
Norwegian National Opera Orch/Rinaldo Alessandrini
NaÔve OP-30479 "Mozart Overtures"

Beethoven: Finale from Piano Concerto #4 in G, Op. 58 (9:56)
Richard Goode, p; Budapest Festival Orch/IvŠn Fischer
Nonesuch 480508-2 (3 CDs) "Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos"

Zandonai: Ier dalla fabbrica a Triana from Conchita (2:41)
Cilea: O mia cuna from Gloria (3:23)
Puccini: Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso from La rondine (3:00)
Renée Fleming, s; Giuseppe Verdi Cho & Orch/Marco Armiliato
Decca B0013279-02 "Verismo"

Rautavaara: I from Symphony #7, Angel of Light (12:06)
Helsinki Phil Orch/Leif Segerstam
Ondine ODE 1145-2Q (4 CDs) "Rautavaara: The 8 Symphonies"

Palestrina: Osculetur me (3:24)
Victoria: Vidi speciosam (6:39)
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU-807489 "Song of Songs"

Handel: II-IV from Organ Concerto in D minor, Op. 7/4 (10:10)
Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr, o
Harmonia Mundi HMU-807447.48 (2 CDs) "Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 7"

Miyagi: Haru No Umi (Sea in Spring) (5:15)
Arlen: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2:47)
Anne Akiko Meyers, v; Akira Eguchi, p
Koch KIC-CD-7762 "Smile"

December 20, 2009

Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs of the Four SeasonsWinter (14:49)
City of London Choir; Bournemouth Sym Orch/Hilary Davan Wetton
Naxos 8.572102 "In Terra Pax"

Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons, Op. 8/4 in F minor (8:48)
English Chamber Orch/Nigel Kennedy, v
EMI 42738-2 (CD & DVD)

Debussy: Préludes, Book I: Des pas sur la neige (3:52); Minstrels (2:26); La fille aux cheveux de lin (2:17); La Cathédrale engloutie (5:25)
Ivan Ilić, p
Paraty 108.105

Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (35:05)
Theatre of Voices & Ars Nova Copenhagen/Paul Hillier
Harmonia Mundi HMU-807496

Lefebvre: Suite for Wind Quintet, Op. 57 (11:20)
Borealis Wind Quintet
MSR Classics MS-1250 "Borealis en Salon"

Trad: Of the Fatherís heart begotten (3:09)
Guerrero: Pastores loquebantur (2:53)
Trad: Ninna nanna di Gesý bambino (2:49)
Reger: Mariš Wiegenlied (2:04)
Grayston Ives: Sweet was the Song (3:24)
Warlock: Benedicamus Domino (1:24)
Magdalen College Choir/Bill Ives; Martin Ford, o
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907495 "Carols by Candlelight"

December 13, 2009

Brahms: Piano Trio #3 in C minor, Op. 101 (21:00)
Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio
E1 Entertainment KIC-CD-7721 (2 CDs) "The Brahms Trios: Volume 2"

Corrette: Sinfonia V from Les Six Symphonies de NoŽl (14:06)
La Fantasia/Rien Voskuilen
Brilliant Classics 93538

Manning: The Carol Singers' Carol (3:17); Mirabile Dictu (3:20); The Advent Carol (3:48); We Believe (3:23) from The Manchester Carols
The Manchester Carollers; Northern Chamber Orch/Richard Tanner
Naxos 8.572469

Berlin, arr. Andrews: White Christmas (3:44)
Northern Lights Orch/Petri Juutilainen
Warren Schatz Classics WS-5 "What If Mozart Wrote 'White Christmas'"

Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" (30:46)
Vadim Gluzman, v; S„o Paulo Sym Orch/John Neschlung

Schubert: Moments musicaux, D. 780: #1 in C major (6:49); #2 in Ab major (7:37); #3 in F minor (2:09)
David Fray, p
Virgin Classics 694489-0

December 6, 2009

Palestrina: Pulchra es amica mea (4:57)
Desprez: In te Domine speravi (1:12)
Sandrin: Doulce mémoire (2:27)
Capriccio Stravagante
Paradizo PA-0008 "Antico – Moderno"

Rachmaninoff: III from Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (12:29)
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire, p's
G 477 8570 "Live at the Salzburg Festival"

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (34:29)
BBC Sym Orch/Yevgeny Svetlanov
BBC Music 4259-2

Donizetti: Il dolce suono (Mad Scene) from Lucia di Lammermoor (18:50)
Natalie Dessay, s; Franck Ferrari, t; Matthew Rose, b; Concerto KŲln/Evelino Pidò
Virgin Classics 699469-0 "Mad Scenes"

Fleck/Hussain/Meyer: The Melody of Rhythm Triple Concerto (27:56)
Béla Fleck, banjo; Zakir Hussain, tabla; Edgar Meyer, db; Detroit Sym Orch/Leonard Slatkin
E1 Entertainment KOC-CD-2024 "The Melody of Rhythm"

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