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WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Symphony No. 5 "Western Hemisphere;" Symphony No. 4; Poem for Orch. – Fort Smith Symphony/ John Jeter – Naxos ARTHUR FOOTE: Francesca da Rimini; Air & Gavotte; Four Character Pieces; Suite in E Major – Seattle Sym./Schwarz – Naxos

July 6, 2010
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WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Symphony No. 5 "Western Hemisphere;" Symphony No. 4 "Autochthonous;" Poem for Orchestra (1944) – Fort Smith Symphony/ John Jeter – Naxos 8.559603, 56:24 ****: ARTHUR FOOTE: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 24; Air & Gavotte from Serenade, Op. 25; Four Character Pieces after the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Op. 48; Suite in E…

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Rapport – Vocal Chamber Works = BRENDAN MCCONVILLE: La Pioggia nel Pineto; EPSTEIN: 3 Sonnets; HENDRIK HOFMEYR: Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire; NORMAN MATTHEWS: Rossetti Songs; EDWARD FICKLIN: Context Songs; DEL TREDICI: New Year’s Eve – Ensemble – Navona

July 6, 2010
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Rapport – Vocal Chamber Works = BRENDAN MCCONVILLE: La Pioggia nel Pineto; PAUL A. EPSTEIN: 3 Sonnets; HENDRIK HOFMEYR: Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire; NORMAN MATTHEWS: Rossetti Songs; EDWARD FICKLIN: Context Songs; DAVID DEL TREDICI: New Year’s Eve – Melissa Manseau, soprano/ Krista River, mezzo-soprano/ Peggo Hodes, soprano/ Melanie Mitrano, soprano/Paul Dykstra, piano/ Hannah…

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J.S. BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II (2000/2010)

July 6, 2010
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J.S. BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II (2000/2010) Performed by four pianists: Andrei Gavrilov, Joanna McGregor, Nikolai Demidenko, Angela Hewitt – at four different venues Directors: Karen Whiteside, Peter Mumford Studio: BBC Wales/EuroArts 2050308 (2 DVDs) [6/29/10] (Distr. by Naxos) Video: 16:9 color Audio: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1, DD 5.1 No region code…

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Audio News for July 6, 2010

July 5, 2010
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HDMI to be Replaced Soon by HDBaseT – Many of us are just getting used to the pros and cons of the HDMI cable standard for the wired distribution of both video and audio content, but it looks like soon that single-cable solution will be obsolete – replaced by a new technology for whole-home distribution…

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The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

July 5, 2010
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The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stereo-only SACD UDSACD 2043, 39:00 ****: (Tom Johnston – guitar, vocals; Patrick Simmons – guitar, vocals; Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – guitar & steel guitar; Michael McDonad – keyboards, vocals; Tiran Porter – bass, vocals; John Hartman – drums; Keith Knudsen –…

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JEAN SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor Op. 47; Tapiola – tone poem – Tossy Spivakovsky, violin/ London Symphony Orch./ Tauno Hannikainen – (Dual Disc from 35mm master – CD + DualDisc of DVD-A/DVD-Video, 2 or 3-channel) Everest/Classic

July 5, 2010
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JEAN SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor Op. 47; Tapiola – tone poem Op. 112 – Tossy Spivakovsky, violin/ London Symphony Orchestra/ Tauno Hannikainen – Dual Disc from 35mm master – CD + DualDisc of DVD-A/DVD-Video, 2 or 3-channel, Everest/Classic Records HDAD 2030 [Distr. by Naxos], 46.5 min. ****: Sibelius’ one and…

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BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”; Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3 – Viktoria Mullova, violin/Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano – Onyx

July 5, 2010
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BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”; Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3 – Viktoria Mullova, violin/Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano – Onyx 4050, 54:34 [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] ****: In deference to something like “authentic instruments,” Viktoria Mullova and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout have resorted to an 1822…

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Andreas Haefliger: Perspectives 4 = JANACEK: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street”; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major “Waldstein”; Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major; BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor – Andreas Haefliger, p. – Avie

July 5, 2010
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Andreas Haefliger: Perspectives 4 = JANACEK: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street”; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”; Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78; BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2 – Andreas Haefliger, piano – Avie AV 2173, 78:32 [www.fortedistribution.com] ****: Pianist Andreas…

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RACHMANINOV: Aleko (complete opera) – Sergey Murzaev (Aleko)/ Evgeny Akimov (Young Gypsy)/ Gennady Bezzubenkov (Father of Zemfira)/ Svetla Vassileva (Zemfira)/Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino/ BBC Philharmonic/ Gianandrea Noseda – Chandos

July 5, 2010
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RACHMANINOV: Aleko (complete opera) – Sergey Murzaev (Aleko)/ Evgeny Akimov (Young Gypsy)/ Gennady Bezzubenkov (Father of Zemfira)/ Svetla Vassileva (Zemfira)/ Nadezhda Vassileva (Old Gypsy Woman)/Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino/ BBC Philharmonic/ Gianandrea Noseda, conductor – Chandos 10583, 50:55 [Distr. by Naxos] *****: Aleko was written by the teenaged Rachmaninov as a graduation exercise, taking…

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CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor; Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor; Prelude in C-sharp Minor; Scherzo No. 4 in E Major; Nocturne in F Major; Fantasie in F Minor; Waltz in C-sharp Minor – Nikolai Lugansky, piano – Onyx

July 4, 2010
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CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58; Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66; Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45; Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54; Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1; Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 49; Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2 – Nikolai Lugansky,…

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