Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Opening Notes: February 2017 - New Release Playlist

We've sifted through all the new releases for this month, and we're highlighting our favorites. Some of these are obscure works that may be unknown to you, while others are fresh takes on standard repertoire. If you're like us and are constantly craving something new to enjoy, take a spin through these tracks to get a taste of what is now available to you in NML. And if you hear something you love, click on the cover art in the player window to be taken directly to the full album!

To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Opening Notes folder under the Themed Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.

Dmitry Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Allegro
Boris Giltburg; Royal Liverpool Phil; V. Petrenko
Naxos - 8.573666
Bedřich Smetana
Má vlast: No. 2 Vltava
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša
Tudor - TUDOR7196
Jean Sibelius (arr. Einojuhani Rautavaara)
In the Stream of Life: No. 7 Svarta rosor
Gerald Finley; Bergen Phil; Edward Gardner
Atlanta Symphony - ASO1008
Marn Palmeri
Misa a Buenos Aires, "Misatango": Sanctus
Cuarteto Rotterdam; Sächsisches Vokalensemble
CPO - 555092-2
Joan Lluís Moraleda
Tirant lo Blanc: II. Desfeta i mort del gran turc
Barcelona Symphonic Band; Salvador Brotons
Naxos - 8.573547
Myroslav Skoryk
Natalya & Olga Pasichnyk; Christian Svarfvar
BIS - BIS-2222
Franz Schubert
Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang
Avie - AV2368
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 7: II. Allegretto
Armida Quartet
CAvi-music - CAvi8553368
J.S. Bach
Lute Partita in E Major: I. Preludio
Johannes Monno
Haenssler Classics - HC16085
George Frederick Pinto
Violin Sonata No. 1: I. Allegro moderato
Kenji Fujimura; Elizabeth Sellars
Toccata - TOCC0366
Franz Krommer
Symphony No. 3: IV. Finale: Allegro
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Howard Griffiths
CPO - 555099-2
Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé, Part III: Danse générale
Spirito; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Naxos - 8.573545
David Monrad Johansen
Den Store Freden, Act I: Prelude: Allegro moderato
T.J. Boen; B. Royer; A. Brauner; S. Yoshida
Simax - PSC1334
Hans Bruderl
Canadian Guitar Quartet
ATMA Classique - ACD22750

Max Richter
Infra 3
Jeroen van Veen
Brilliant - BC95390
Robert Paterson
Moon Trio: III. Blue Moon
Claremont Trio
American Modern Ensemble - AMR1046

Adam Schoenberg
American Symphony: III. Rondo
Kansas City Symphony; Michael Stern
Reference - RR-139SACD
Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah": II. Profanation
Baltimore Symphony; Marin Alsop
Naxos - 8.559790

Charles O'Brien
Suite Humoristique: I. Marche fantastique
Liepaja Symphony Orchestra; Paul Mann
Toccata - TOCC0299
Alban Berg
Wozzeck, Act II: Was die Steine gnzen?
Houston Symphony; Hans Graf
Naxos - 8.660390-91
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang: No. 4. Ständchen
Ian Bostridge; Xuefei Yang
Globe Music - GM-001
Francis Poulenc
Mass in G Major: Gloria
The Sixteen; Harry Christophers
Coro - COR16149

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, "Choral" - II. Molto vivace
Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton
Colorado Symphony Association - CSACD-001
Alexander Arutiunian
3 Musical Pictures: No. 2. Ararat Valley Evening
Hayk Melikyan
Grand Piano - GP718

Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a new release playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.9 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that has become available to you just this month. Let it kickstart discovery!

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