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Fall Recordings: A Somewhat Incomplete (but Still Pretty Good) List: November 2013

October 31, 2013

BRIDGE Franz Schreker: Die Gezeichneten LA Opera Orchestra & Chorus, James Conlon
  Telemann: Double Concertos Rebel; Jörg-Michael Schwarz
  Paul Lansky: Notes To Self David Starobin, guitar, Mari Yoshinaga, percussion; Mihae Lee, piano; Real Quiet; Odense Symphony Orchestra, Justin Brown
  Fleur De Valeur: A Medieval Bouquet Trefoil (Drew Minter; Mark Rimple, Marcia Young)
  Webern, Wolpe, and Feldman Aleck Karis, piano
CHANDOS Arthur Sullivan: The Beauty Stone BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rory MaCDonald, soloists Elin Manahan Thomas, Toby Spence, Rebecca Evans, Alan Opie, Stephen Gadd, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Madeleine Shaw, David Stout, Richard Suart, Olivia Gomez, Sarah Maxted, Llio Evans
  Adams: Harmonielehre, Doctor Atomic Symphony Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian
  Bartók: Four Pieces for Orchestra, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Miraculous Mandarin Suite Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner
  E. J. Moeran, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Holst, Elgar: British Works for Violin and Orchestra BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis, Tasmin Little (violin)
  Ferando Sor, Rimsky-Korsakov, Albéniz, Ian Krouse: Spanish Music for Four Guitars Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
CHACONNE John Sheppard: Choral Works Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
DECCA Decca Sound: The Analogue Years Various artists
  Bach: Violin Concertos Janine Jansen
DEUTSCHE GRAMOPHONE Wagner: Parsifal (DVD) Dresden Staatskapelle, Christian Thielemann, Schuster, Botha, Koch, Milling
  Poulenc: Stabat Mater, Gloria, Litanies à la Vierge noire Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Järvi, Patricia Petibon (soprano)Dvorák: Violin Concerto etc. Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck, Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)Albrecht Mayer Christmas Album. Albrecht Mayer (oboe), The King’s Singers
ERATO Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Julia Lehzneva (soprano)
  Schubert, Debussy, Britten and Schumann: Arpeggione Gautier Capuçon (cello) Frank Braley (piano)
HARMONIA MUNDI Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Op.50; Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 Op.32 Trio Wanderer
  Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Op.50; Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 Op.32 Trio Wanderer
  Music of Chopin & Debussy: Les Sons et les Parfums Javier Perianes (piano)
  Mozart, Gluck & Traetta: Che puro ciel: The Rise of Classical Opera Bejun Mehta (counter-tenor), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
  Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Ten Blake Songs; Warlock: The Curlew; Dove The End Mark Padmore (tenor), Members of the Britten Sinfonia
  Estonian folk hymns and runic songs: Songs of Olden Times Heinavanker
  Harmonia Mundi: 14th International Van Cliburn Competition Recordings
  Gold Medal Vadym Kholodenko
  Silver Medal Beatrice Rana
  Crystal Award Sean Chen
  Harmonia Mundi: Portrait (8-CD box)
  Brahms Portrait: Piano Concerto No.1; Violin Concerto; Symphony No.4; Ein deutsches Requiem; Haydn Variations; Sextet Op.16; Piano Quartet Op.25; Piano Quintet Op.34; Clarinet Quintet Op.115; Horn Trio; Violin Sonata No.1; Fantasies Op.116; Ballades; Hungarian Dances; Lieder; Zigeunerlieder Various Artists
  Mozart Portrait: Così fan tutte; Requiem; Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41; Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24; Piano Sonatas; Grand Partita Serenade; Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Clarinet Quintet; Hunt Quartet Various Artists
  Handel Portrait: Giulio Cesare; Water Musick; Messiah; Concerti Grossi Op.3; Dixit Dominus; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne Various Artists
HYPERION Bach: Christmas Oratorio Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton
  Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3 Takács Quartet
  Busoni: Late Piano Music Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
  Gounod: The Complete Works for Pedal Piano & Orchestra Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley, Roberto Prosseda (pedal piano)
  Hindemith: Piano Sonatas Markus Becker (piano)
  Hindemith: Violin Sonatas Tanja Becker-Bender (violin), Péter Nagy (piano)
  Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur and other music for Whitsuntide Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker
  Schubert: Octet The Gaudier Ensemble
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Julian Anderson: Fantasias, The Crazed Moon, The Discovery of Heaven London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Ryan Wigglesworth
NAÏVE French melodies and chansons: Douce France Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
  Hindemith: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sonata for Viola and Piano, Sonata for Solo Viola HR-Sinfonieorchester, Parvo Järvi, Antoine Tamestit (viola), Markus Hadulla (piano)
  Schubert: String Quintet Quatuor Diotima, Anne Gastinel (cello)
  Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Violins Il Pomo d’Oro, Riccardo Minasi, Dmitry Sinkovsky (violins)
  Ravel & Debussy Orchestra de Chambre de Paris, Thomas Zehetmair
  Caccini: L’Euridice  Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini
ONYX Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin Florian Boesch (baritone)
  Schubert: String Quintet Kuss Quartet, Malcolm Martineau (piano)
SDG  Beethoven: Missa Solemnis Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner
SIGNUM CLASSICS Remembrance Jesus College Cambridge
  Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Phiharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel
  Piano Man James Rhodes (piano)
  Paul Mealor  Rodolfus Choir
  Stravinsky: Petrushka, etc. for Four Hands Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung (pianos)
  Steve Goss: Piano Concerto Emmanual Despax
  Mozart: Horn Concertos Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Montgomery
  Michael Berkeley, John McCabe: String Quintets Carducci String Quartet, Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
SONY CLASSICAL Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas  Igor Levit (piano)
  Mozart: March in D Major K. 335, Serenade in D Major K. 320 Vienna Concentus Musicus, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
WARNER CLASSICS Piazzolla, Handel, Shankar and Bartok: Music for Flute and Guitar Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Christian Rivet (guitar)
  Mozart Arias Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Speranza Scappucci, Marina Rebeka (soprano)
  The John Wilson Orchestra at the Movies—The Bonus Tracks  
  Angels Sing—Christmas in Ireland (CD and DVD) Libera, Robert Prizeman

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