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February 28, 2010

Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 in E minor, Op. 11 (41:08)
Rafał Blechacz, p; Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Jerzy Semkow
DG 477 8088 "Chopin: The Piano Concertos"

Godowsky: Profil (Chopin) (3:50)
Balakirev: Impromptu on the Themes of Two Preludes by Chopin (4:58)
Jonathan Plowright, p
Hyperion CDA-67803 "Hommage à Chopin"

Maija Einfelde: Cycle of Fricis Bārda Poems (12:35)
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/Stephen Layton
Hyperion CDA-67747 "Baltic Exchange"

Biber: Battalia in D major (8:49)
Baroque Band/Garry Clarke
Cedille CDR 90000 116

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (19:26)
Gautier Capuçon, vc; Mariinsky Theater Orch/Valery Gergiev
Virgin Classics 694486-0

Busoni: Variations on a Prelude of Chopin in C minor (10:49)
Jonathan Plowright, p
Hyperion CDA-67803 "Hommage à Chopin"

February 21, 2010

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (20:58)
Royal Liverpool Phil Orch/Vasily Petrenko
Avie AV-2188

Rachmaninoff: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37: Gladsome Light (3:12); Lord, Now Lettest Thou (3:14); Rejoice, O Virgin (3:10); The Six Psalms (2:28); Praise the Name of the Lord (2:13)
Chicago Chorale/Bruce Tammen
Chicago Chorale CD

Ravel: String Quartet in F major (29:30)
Dante Quartet
Hyperion CDA-67759

Leclair: Viol Sonata in D major, Book III/Sonata VIII (13:46)
Tina Chancey, pardessus de viole; Susie Napper, basse de viole; Webb Wiggins, harpsichord
Golden Apple Recordings "The Versatile Viol II"

Debussy: Petite Suite (11:38)
Pascal & Ami Rogé, pianos
Onyx 4047 "Wedding Cake"

Trad Irish: Haste to the Wedding (1:36); The Last Rose of Summer (5:28); Medley of Reels (3:05)
John O'Conor, piano; Irish Chamber Orch/Mitch Farber
Warren Schatz Classics PER-CD-14 "Irish Classics"

February 14, 2010

Spohr: Clarinet Concerto #2 in E-flat major, Op. 57 (25:59)
Jon Manasse, cl; Seattle Sym/Gerard Schwarz
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907516

Byrd: Siderum rector (2:40)
Mundy: In midst of woods/The blackbird (3:08)
Anon: Goddesses (2:53); La Bounette (2:29)
Piffaro Renaissance Band
Navona Records NV-5823 "Waytes: English Music for a Renaissance Band"

Sheppard: Te Deum (15:14)
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU-807509 "Media vita"

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (22:14)
Denis Matsuev, p; Mariinsky Orch/Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky MAR-0505

Bruce Adolphe: Couple (16:30)
David Finckel, vc; Wu Han, p
ArtistLed 11001-2

Vivaldi: Aria, Quell' usignolo from Farnace (7:50)
Vivica Genaux, ms; Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi
Virgin Classics 694573 "Pyrotechnics: Vivaldi Opera Arias"

February 7, 2010

Schumann: Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15 (19:12)
Leif Ove Andsnes, p
EMI Classics 98360-2 "Pictures Reframed"

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50 (5:21)
Bellini: Ah, non credea mirarti from La Sonnambula (4:11)
Chopin: Mazurka, Op. 67/4 (3:19); Nocturne, Op. 9/2 (4:20)
Ophélie Gaillard, vc; Royal Phil Orch/Timothy Redmond
Aparté AP-001 "Dreams"

Delalande: Excerpts from De Profundis (13:05)
Deller Consort; Vienna Chamber Choir; Vienna State Opera Orch/Alfred Deller
Vanguard MC-197 (6 CDs) "French & Italian Discoveries: 1200-1700"

Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2 in E minor, Op. 27 (54:05)
Detroit Sym Orch/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.572458

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