NEW RE­LEASES ON WARNER CLASSICS AND ERATO

BBC Music Magazine - - Letters -

ALEXAN­DRE THARAUD BEETHOVEN

Alexan­dre Tharaud records Beethoven’s last three sonatas, Nos. 30, 31 & 32, com­posed 1820–22 and con­sid­ered amongst some of the most dif­fi­cult works in the reper­toire.

THE LEEDS

THE OF­FI­CIAL AL­BUM

Warner Classics and the Leeds In­ter­na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion in a ma­jor new part­ner­ship to bring the best of the out­stand­ing pi­anis­tic tal­ent of ‘The Leeds’ to au­di­ences around the world.

JEAN RON­DEAU SCARLATTI

Jean Ron­deau turns to Domenico Scarlatti and some 20 of the of­ten-daz­zling sonatas that the Neapoli­tan com­poser wrote dur­ing his years at the royal court in Madrid.

HELEN MERCIER CY­PRIEN KATSARIS

Brahms pi­ano works for four hands cap­tur­ing the im­pro­visatory char­ac­ter of the Gypsy spirit in the Hun­gar­ian Dances cou­pled with the Vi­en­nese el­e­gance in the Waltzes.

JAKUB JÓZEF OR­LIN­SKI AN­IMA SACRA

The de­but al­bum from the ris­ingstar coun­tertenor fea­tur­ing what are be­lieved to be world premiere record­ings of eight Baroque arias, no­tably by com­posers of the Neapoli­tan school.

SERGIU CELIBIDACHE THE MU­NICH YEARS

This 49-CD box cel­e­brates the ex­tra­or­di­nary legacy of his col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Müncher Phil­har­moniker por­tray­ing the ex­cite­ment and at­mos­phere of their live per­for­mances.

IAN BOSTRIDGE AN­TO­NIO PAP­PANO

Mark­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I,

Ian Bostridge and An­to­nio Pap­pano present a programme of songs of­fer­ing his­tor­i­cal and po­etic per­spec­tives on this mo­men­tous event.

JOYCE DIDONATO BELLINI: NORMA

Sir David Mcvicar’s 2017 Metropoli­tan Opera pro­duc­tion of Vin­cenzo Bellini’s Norma, star­ring Son­dra Rad­vanovsky, Joseph Calleja, and Joyce Didonato.

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