2011

  1. PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS

    PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS

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    No. 25 in C, K503, with Horst Stein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (performed live 15 June 1978) and No. 22 in Eb, K482, with George Szell conducting the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (performed live 19 & 20 Dec. 1959). K503: first release; K482: first time on CD. Extensive notes on the music and on these performances by Badura-Skoda. Booklet includes his CD discography. A co-production with the VPO and ORF1 [Austrian Radio]. ADD, 65:59. UPC # 0-17685-12542-3.


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    PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS CHOPIN

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    Pianist, scholar and pedagogue Paul Badura-Skoda may best be known to the music loving public at large as an exponent of the Viennese classics. In fact, Badura-Skoda’s lengthy career covers far more musical ground than he is usually given credit for, from his awesome teenage prowess as an accordion virtuoso to the flamenco-inspired flair he brought to Frank Martin’s Fantasie, a work written especially for Badura-Skoda. In January 2005, we heard Badura-Skoda in an intimate, semi-private recital in New York, where the 77-year-old pianist covered a wide repertoire range with consummate authority and still-impressive technical command, notably in a shimmering, intense performance of Ravel’s Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit. A selection of Chopin short pieces proved no less idiomatic, and served to remind us this composer also has preoccupied Badura-Skoda for a long time. Chopin also figures in the pianist’s uncommonly large and wide-ranging discography of more than 200 releases, including the present 1971-5 studio recordings, all but one piece being released now for the first time.

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  3. BEECHAM IN TORONTO--PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED CONCERTS FROM 1960

    BEECHAM IN TORONTO--PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED CONCERTS FROM 1960

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    Sir Thomas Beecham cond. CBC Symphony Orchestra Toronto, 3 & 7 April, 1960: Haydn - Symphonies, No. 102 in Bb & No. 94 in G, "Surprise"; Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504, "Prague"; Handel/Beecham - Love in Bath Ballet Suite; R. Strauss - Love Scene from Feuersnot, Op. 50; Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73; Beecham cond. Toronto Symphony Orchestra 5 April, 1960, CBC Television Broadcast [audio portion only]: "Lollipops": works by Suppe, Sibelius, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, and Rossini, introduced by Sir Thomas; interviews with Leon Goossens & Neville Cardus. BONUS CD: Beecham cond. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Live - 25 Dec. 1958 BBC broadcast: Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in X, K. 385, "Haffner"; Live - 4 Nov. 1959 BBC broadcast: Wagner: Meistersinger - Prelude to Act I & Delius: North Country Sketches; Live - 25 Oct. 1959 BBC Broadcast: Lalo - Symphony in g. Audio restoration (2011) by Lani Spahr [discs 1-3] & Kit Higginson [disc 4]. ADD. Timings: CD 1 - 72:00; CD 2 - 69:11; CD 3 - 69:56; CD 4- 76:26. Special offer: 4 CDs priced as 3. UPC# 017685-125522.


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  4. BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

    BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

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    New Blues compositions and arrangements by Allen Lowe, featuring jazz greats Roswell Rudd, Marc Ribot, Matthew Shipp, and Lewis Porter. Extensive notes by Lowe, with a booklet essay by Francis Davis. 3 CDs, 76:39, 77:42 and 79:03 [DDD, 2011]


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