2011

  1. VISIONS. Visionary Piano Works by Busoni, Bloch, Finnissy & Flynn. Carlo Grante, piano.

    VISIONS. Visionary Piano Works by Busoni, Bloch, Finnissy & Flynn. Carlo Grante, piano.

    $29.90


    CD 1: (67:30) Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Drei Albumblätter (1917, 1921) 9:35 George Flynn (b. 1937) Glimpses of Our Inner Lives* (2000-01). CD 2: (53:06) Michael Finnissy (b. 1946): Bachsche Nachdichtungen* (2000); Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Indianisches Tagebuch, Erstes Buch (1915); Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Visions and Prophecies (1936) 11:50. *World premiere recordings, with lengthy program notes by the composers. (DDD) UPC# 0-17685-12472-3


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    PAUL BADURA-SKODA PLAYS CHOPIN

    $14.95

    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. KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN

    KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN

    $59.80

    CD-1252(5) KLEMPERER PLAYS BEETHOVEN: Symphonies (all) & selected overtures; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer. Public performances - Vienna Festival, May/June 1960. CD 1: (1:17) Symphony No.1 in D, Op.21 (7.6.1960) & No.3 in Eb, Op.55 "Eroica" (29.5.1960). CD 2: (1:15) Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 (29.5.1960) & No.7 in A, Op.92 (2.6.1960). CD 3: (1:18) Symphony No.4 in Bb, Op.60 (31.5.1960) & No.8 in F, Op.93 (4.6.1960); "Egmont" Overt. Op.84 (31.5.1960), "Prometheus" Overt. Op.43 (2.6.1960). CD 4: (1:19) Symphony No.5 in c, Op.67 (31.5.1960), No.6 in F major Op.68 "Pastorale" (2.6.1960). CD 5: (1:19) Symphony No.9 in d Op.125 with Wilma Lipp (Soprano) Ursula Boese, (Contralto) Fritz Wunderlich, (Tenor) Franz Crass, (Bs), Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (7.6.1960) & "Coriolan" Overt. Op.62 (4.6.1960). Originally released 19.03.1996 on Music & Arts CD-886/890 (5 CDs), (deleted). Newly restored from the best surviving sources by Aaron Z. Snyder (2011), and with a new note by Colin Anderson. 5 CDs priced as 4. UPC # 0-17685-12522-5 Learn More
  4. BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

    BLUES AND THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH

    Regular Price: $44.85

    Special Price: $26.85


    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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