Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Opening Notes: August 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.

David Kirkland Garner
Dark Holler: VI. Dark Holler
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant
New Focus - FCR191 
Connor Chee
Navajo Vocable No. 9
Emanuele Arciuli
Gabriel Fauré
Pavane (arr. for cello and guitar)
Rupert Boyd; Laura Metcalf
Sono Luminus - DSL-92217
Vincent Persichetti
Harpsichord Sonata No. 1: I. Andante
Christopher D. Lewis
Naxos - 8.559843
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 26, "Les adieux": I. Das Lebewohl
Olga Pashchenko
Alpha - ALPHA365
Gustav Mahler
Songs of a Wayfarer: No. 1. Wenn mein...
Alice Coote; Netherlands Phil.; Marc Albrecht
Pentatone - PTC5186576
Frederick Delius
Songs of Sunset: No. 8. They are not long...
Yaniv d'Or; Dan Deutsch
Naxos - 8.573780
Tigran Mansuryan
And One Evening
Mariam Sarkissian; Musica Viva Chamber Orch.
Brilliant - BC95489
Dmitry Shostakovich
Viborg District, "Maxim Trilogy No 3": Waltz
Peter Dixon; BBC Philharmonic; Vassily Sinaisky
Chandos - CHAN10023
Nino Rota
Piano Concerto in C Major: III. Allegro
Massimo Palumbo; Virtuosi Italiani; Marco Boni
Chandos - CHAN9681
Michael Kurek
The Sea Knows
The Vanderbilt Strings
Navona - NV6111
Erik Satie (arr. Hans Abrahamsen)
3 Gymnopedies: No. 1. Lent et douloureux
Ensemble MidtVest
Dacapo - 8.226091
Amanda Harberg
Viola Concerto: II. Aria
B. Deubner; Southern Arizona Sym.; L. Lerner
Naxos - 8.559840
Emil Tabakov
Viola Concerto: III. Presto
Alexander Zemtsov; Bulgarian NRS; Emil Tabakov
Toccata - TOCC0410

Johanna Doderer
In Breath of Time
Édua Amarilla Zádory
Genuin - GEN17473
Bright Sheng
Northern Lights: IV. quarter note = 144-152
Julian Schwarz; Marika Bournaki
Naxos - 8.579014

Pauline Viardot-Garcia
Violin Sonatina in A Minor: III. Allegro finale
Reto Kuppel; Wolfgang Manz
Naxos - 8.559821
Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto: II. Allegro moderato
A. Ogrintchouk; Royal Concertgebouw; A. Nelsons
BIS - BIS-2163

Reinhold Glière
Symphony No. 3: III. At the Court of Vladimir...
BBC Philharmonic; Edward Downes
Chandos - CHAN9041
László Lajtha
Symphony No. 7, "Revolution": III. Agité
Pécs Symphony; Nicolás Pasquet
Naxos - 8.573647
Benjamin Britten
Nocturnal After John Downland: IX. Slow and quiet
Sean Shibe
Delphian - DCD34193
W.A. Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 6: I. Allegro
William Youn
Oehms Classics - OC1857

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9: II. Molto vivace
Bavarian Radio Chorus & Sym.; Mariss Jansons
BR-Klassik - 900156
Antonín Dvorák
Symphony No. 9: III. Scherzo
Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei
Signum - SIGCD515

Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a new release playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 2 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!

August 2017 - Featured Playlist: Leading Ladies II

It’s one of the most notorious glass ceilings in all of the arts—until Marin Alsop was hired as music director of the Baltimore Symphony in 2007, no woman had ever held that position in a major American orchestra. You read that right: 2007. Even crazier, she had another first in 2013 when she became the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms, a prestigious annual event in the U.K. with a tradition extending back to 1895.

As Alsop stated in her 2013 Proms speech, it’s shocking that at this point in history there are still so many firsts left for women to attain, even in the traditionally male-dominated world of classical music. But just as more women are shattering misconceptions of what a composer should look like, so too are more women taking up the baton to challenge antiquated notions on the podium.

We anticipate a future where there are no more firsts for women in music, and when any glass ceiling is a relic of history. But until that day when “maestro” is fully embraced as a gender-neutral term, we’ll keep celebrating the accomplishments of more Leading Ladies.

To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Playlist of the Month 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.

1. Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah": II. Profanation
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Naxos - 8.559790
Marin Alsop, conductor
2. Matthew Hindson
Violin Concerto No. 1, "Australian Postcards": III. Grand Final Day
Lara St. John, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ancalagon - ANC133
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
3. Duke Ellington
Three Black Kings: No. 3. Martin Luther King
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos - 8.559737
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
4. Ethel Smyth
Serenade in D Major: II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Allegro molto
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos - CHAN9449
Odaline de la Martinez, conductor

5. Gustav Holst
St Paul's Suite: IV. Finale, "The Dargason"
English Chamber Orchestra
Lyrita - SRCD336
Imogen Holst, conductor
6. Michael Abels
Delights and Dances
Harlem Quartet; Chicago Sinfonietta
Cedille - CDR90000-141
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
7. Aram Khachaturian
Masquerade Suite: I. Waltz
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Melodiya - MELCD1002146
Veronika Dudarova, conductor
8. Traditional
Dance of the Snake
Wong On-yuen, erhu; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Polo - 8.225802
Yip Wing-sie, conductor

9. Alberto Ginastera
Estancia, Scene 5: Danza Final: Malambo
London Symphony Orchestra
Naxos - 8.570999
Gisele Ben-Dor, conductor
10. Arturo Márquez
Danzón No. 2
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Sony Classical - 884977638905
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
11. Osvaldo Golijov
St Mark Passion: XIX. Agonia
Schola Cantorum de Caracas; Alberto Grau Cantonia; Passion Orchestra
Haenssler Classics - CD98.404
Maria Guinand, conductor
12. Jean-Féry Rebel
Les éléments, "Simphonie nouvelle": I. Le cahos
L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
CPO - 777914-2
Michi Gaigg, conductor

13. Joseph Haydn
Mass No. 14, "Harmoniemesse": Gloria: Gratias agimus tibi
Trinity Church Choir, New York; REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Naxos - 8.572126
Jane Glover, conductor
14. Antonio Vivaldi
The 4 Seasons, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto
Iona Brown, violin; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra
Haenssler Classics - CD98.107
Iona Brown, conductor
15. W. A. Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 21, "Elvira Madigan": II. Andante
Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Cleveland Orchestra
Decca - 00028947835400
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor
16. G. F. Handel
Dixit Dominus: De torrente in via bibet
Natalie Dessay, Karine Deshayes, sopranos; Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Toby Spence, tenor; Laurent Naouri, baritone; Le Concert d'Astree
Warner - 825646974610
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
17. Giuseppe Verdi
Aroldo, Act I: Ciel! Ch'io respiri
Montserrat Caballé, soprano; New York Opera Orchestra
RCA - 886972144023
Eve Queler, conductor
18. Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 1: III. Scherzo: Schnell
Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Oehms Classics - OC633
Simone Young, conductor
19. Hans Rott
Symphony in E Major: III. Frisch und lebhaft
Mainz Philharmonic State Orchestra
Acousense - ACO-20104
Catherine Rückwardt, conductor
20. Sergey Rachmaninov
3 Russian Songs: No. 3. My cheeks, so white, so rosy!
Latvian State Choir; Nordic Symphony Orchestra
Warner - 825646199266
Anu Tali, conductor

21. Jón Leifs
Fine 1, "Farewell to Earthly Life"
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
BIS - BIS-CD-1050
Anne Manson, conductor
22. Kaija Saariaho
Circle Map: I. Morning Wind
Arshia Cont, reciter; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
RCO - RCO14001
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
23. Augusta Read Thomas
Jubilee: III. reverie: prayer for a departed friend
Juilliard Orchestra
Nimbus - NI6263
Xian Zhang, conductor
24. Michael Daugherty
Time Machine: II. Future
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos - 8.559613
Marin Alsop, conductor
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Laura Jackson, conductor 

Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 2 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!