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(US) ArkivMusic Storewide Sale (ends in 3 days)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 02, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

“The ArkivMusic 10th Anniversary Storewide Sale ends in just 3 more days! Take part in the celebration and save yourself a bundle. We are also extending this weekend's Weekend Specials an extra day, so make sure to place your orders before our Storewide Sale ends on Monday at midnight ET!”

(US) Fall Opera Sale at ArkivMusic

Contributed by Admin on Oct 12, 2012

(From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter 10 Oct 2012)

“Do you thrive on drama, spectacle, and glorious voices like Bartoli, Kaufmann, Fleming, and Flórez? Then get ready for ArkivMusic's Fall Opera Sale, with every complete opera on sale -- DVD and Blu-ray, too! Plus, we have a select group of specially priced vocal recitals. If you can't afford the orchestra seats, our large selection of clearance opera CDs and clearance vocal recitals offers plenty of great music at tremendous discounts. Plus, we have over 100 clearance opera DVDs & Blu-rays at our best prices ever -- up to 75% off!…”

(UK) The Sixteen New "Palestrina series" CD Release (5 Oct 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012

(From the latest The Sixteen Newsletter)

“This week saw the release of the second disc in our award-winning Palestrina series. Each disc is based on a theme: the first on the theme of the Assumption and this new disc on the theme of the nativity. Alongside the festive motet and mass, Hodie Christus natus est, is Palestrina’s motet O magnum mysterium, some of his settings of the Song of Songs and his Magnificat Quinti toni

(UK) Gramophone Awards 2012

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2012
“Once again, the classical record industry has delivered! A constant stream of recordings continues unabated that bears witness to the creativity, imagination, flair, tenacity, style and prodigious talent of musicians, A&R directors and labels’ creative and editorial teams the world over…

(CA) Celebrating Glenn Gould's 80th Birthday

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2012
“ With September 25th, 2012 marking the 80th Birthday of Glenn Gould, there has been a flurry of new editions being released. Gould single-handedly turned the classical piano world on its side, and created a niche for himself as a recording artist, and also as a musical thinker and lecturer. …

(US) ArkivMusic "EMI Classics Encores" Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 17, 2012

(From a recent ArkivMusic newsletter)

For those of you who value EMI recodings, “ArkivMusic has a tremendous deal on a select group of classic recordings reissued in the EMI Classics Encore series. CDs from Neville Marriner, Sviatoslav Richter, Klaus Tennstedt, Kathleen Battle, Kiri Te Kanawa, and more are now available at just 5 for $20!

(US) ArkivMusic August Sale

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2012
“August brings an especially large group of independent labels on sale, including two with distinctive reputations in their home countries. Delos, often referred to as "the Great American Label," is a pioneer in the digital recording process and a champion of American artists and composers. Atma Classique has quickly become a dominant standard-bearer for Canada's recording industry. Yet neither label limits its focus. Delos has developed a growing relationship with Russian artists, and Atma constantly expands its musical horizons in intriguing ways. …”

(SE) eClassical CD Release: "In The Dark: Platinum Consort"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 03, 2012
“The Platinum Consort, with their director Scott Inglis-Kidger, make their debut recording on Resonus with a programme of music both for and inspired by the Tenebrae tradition. Featuring some of the most powerful and poignant choral music to come from the western world, the Platinum Consort present a survey of works from the sixteenth century to the present day - including James MacMillan's stunning Miserere and Tenebrae settings by the consort's  …”

(UK) Hyperion New Releases for July 2012

Contributed by Admin on Jul 01, 2012
Hyperion has released the titles available as of the month of July 2012. There may be one early music title of interest to you.

(SE) eClassical 24-bit Friday Releases

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

For those of you who are interested in downloading your early music titles, you may want to consider registering to the eClassical newsletter. There have recently been a push to offer more titles in 24-bit quality recording throughout the music distribution industry of which available through the eClassical webstore. In addition, eClassical offers their 24-bit Friday weekly release specials as an additional incentive to its newsletter customers.

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Gifts For Father’s Day (11 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 21, 2012

(A previously recorded programme celebrating Father’s day.)

“Even though Father’s Day is a recent invention, we thought it would be fun to explore early music by drawing inspiration from popular gifts ideas for good ‘ol Dad. …”

(CA) News Release: "Beethoven For All" and Concert Event (22 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012

(From a recent newsletter)

11 JUNE 2012 (TORONTO, ON)Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is delighted to announce the June 19 release of Beethoven For All, a two-CD compendium of some of the composer’s best known and beloved works. Comprised of selections from the symphonies, piano sonatas and piano concertos, all works are performed and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, whom The Times has described as, “…one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.

In keeping with the spirit of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is comprised of musicians from a variety of Mideast countries, the Canadian release of Beethoven For All is accompanied by a celebratory concert comprised of Canadian musicians from all corners. UMC, Decca, Classical 96, L’Atelier Grigorian and Lippert Music have banded together to sponsor a search for 12-15 musicians, amateur or semi-professional, any age and any instrument, to perform a selection by Beethoven. …

(US) Ariama Article: "Front Runners For The Best of the Year" by Craig Zeichner (12 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2012
“I recently moved offices and some of the fun of moving was sorting through the recordings I’ve accumulated since the beginning of the year. Boxes and boxes of CDs found their way to my new office space and out of this treasure trove I selected some of the very best for our mid-year wrap-up. These recordings are the front-runners for our end-of-year Ariama’s Acclaimed feature. …

(BE) Outhere Spring 2012 Newsletter

Contributed by Admin on Jun 06, 2012

(From the latest Outhere newsletter.)

A lot of interesting news in this most recent instalment of Outhere’s Spring newsletter. There are quite a few early music titles, of note:

Homage to Gustav Leonhardt
Over the past ten years Alpha had the honour of working with the great Gustav Leonhardt. Here we present in their entirety five recordings that have had a strong musical impact. The booklet includes the original liner notes, along with a gallery of hitherto unpublished photos of this unforgettable man and musician. …”

(US) Harmonia Early Music: Marcel Pérès: Musician, Musicologist, Medievalist (by Laura Osterlund Posted 3 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 05, 2012
“A look at the work of Marcel Pérès, an introduction to the viola da gamba, and a featured release highlighting some of the earliest music for the cello. “

(CA) June Newsletter: Early June New Releases!

Contributed by Admin on Jun 04, 2012

Early June New Releases!

The start of June brings with it some great new releases from a wide variety of labels. Two releases of note come on the Glossa label; A release of Vivaldi arias by Robert Invernizzi, and Paolo Pandolfo playing gamba works of De Machy. Also on Glossa is a new recording of Montevrdi's Il Ritorno D'Ulisse in Patria. On the Coro label, there is a new collaboration between The Sixteen and the Hilliard Ensemble of Manuscripts from the British Library, and is not to be missed! Keeping in the theme of choral music, there is a new release on the Phaia label of Tudor Church Music, and on the Signum Label of a new work; Patrick Hawes' Lazarus Requiem. Two early music releases of note are on the Alpha label, Works by Carissimi, Mazzocchi, and Rossi, and on the Christophorus label, Baroque Suites for Guitar.  …”

(CA) ATMA Newsletter (29 may 2012): New Releases

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012

(From the latest ATMA newsletter) 

Two new releases that may be of interest to you from ATMA Classique: “Les goûts accordésEsteban La Rotta, theorbo and “Nouveaux «Brandebourgeois»Montréal Baroque

(UK) Hyperion Newsletter (25 may 2012): June 2012 Releases

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012

(From the latest Hyperion newsletter)

Hyperion's Record of the Month for June 2012 sees the long-awaited third release in Marc-André Hamelin's Haydn Piano Sonatas series … Our long-standing relationship with St Paul's Cathedral Choir is re-vivified as new director of music Andrew Carwood leads captivating performances of the Mozart Missa solemnis & other works with a host of distinguished soloists. Contrasting Renaissance delights come from The Brabant Ensemble and Stephen Rice in the enlightening Mouton Missa Tu es Petrus & other works which includes the complete eight-part motets, and in Arias for Guadagni, Iestyn Davies' imaginative homage to his eponymous eighteenth-century predecessor and the wondrous vocal showpieces he inspired from the likes of Handel and Gluck; Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen provide glorious accompaniment. …”

(SE) eClassical Newsletter (25 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2012

(From the latest eClassical newsletter)

“We are happy to be able to report a break-through in our negotiations with different labels, enabling us to provide you with more high-resolution content from labels already here, as well as from a number of labels new to eClassical.

(SE) eClassical New 24-bit Releases

Contributed by Admin on May 21, 2012
For those of you seeking high quality early music downloads, you may want to browse the “New 24-bit Releases” pages at eClassica. Additionally, if you subscribe to their newsletter, you will also get weekly notices of great deals on downloads. Of note this week on their “New 24-bit Releases”:“C.P.E. Bach - The Solo Keyboard Music 25”; “Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 12”; “C.P.E. Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Volume 24” … and more.

(US) Harmonia Mundi New Releases (10 mar 2012 Newsletter)

Contributed by Admin on May 19, 2012

Harmonia Mundi Newsletter of March 10, 2012 reminds us to surf to their website and to take stock of their latest releases. 

Leading off the month on Harmonia Mundi is Richard Egarr's new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (p.5), Egarr's keep scholarship and musical joie3-de-vivre are present in equal measure in a set that is sure to win the hearts of critics everywhere. ... Philippe Herreweghe returns to the music of JS Bach with Jesu, deine Passion, a new disc of cantatas (p.3). ... New from The Tallis Scholars is a disc of masses by Josquin for Gimell (p.14) ..."

(UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012
“ … The Dunedin Consort's highly anticipated new recording of ‘Esther’ is the third recording in its hugely successful Handel series. The Consort has set the bar high for this Handel performance with a Gramophone Award in 2007 for ‘Messiah' and a BBC Radio 3 ‘Building a Library' First Choice accolade for ‘Acis and Galatea'. For Esther, director John Butt has reunited his award-winning team of soloists, Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook and Thomas Hobbs, plus well-known guest soloists Robin Blaze and James Gilchrist. …

(US) Latest Releases (08 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 08, 2012

From the latest ArkivMusic newsletter, new early music titles available on their site: 

Gesulado: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali / Hilliard Ensemble
Bottesini: Capriccio Di Bravura / Stotijn, Thompson, Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Castello, Fontana: Sonate Concertate In Stil Modern / John Holloway
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Andreas Staier

(BE) Outhere April Newsletter (01 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2012
This month’s newsletter may be of interest to some of you.“Outhere gives you 20% off the latest Zig Zag Territoires release: J.S.Bach by Damien Guillon and the Banquet Céleste.Offer available until the 15th of May 2012; Johann Christoph Pepusch “Concertos And Overtures For London” by The Harmonious Society Of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen.”

(SE) eClassical: Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 12 (Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano)

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012

Available in FLAC 24, FLAC16 and MP3 for purchase download. This brand New Release is sold at the same price for FLAC 24 as FLAC 16 and MP3 during a limited time. 

“In March 1783, the readers of Cramer’s Magazin der Musik could read about a certain ‘Louis van Betthoven’, a ‘boy … of most promising talent’, whose first published work was being advertised as 'nine variations for the pianoforte, written by him on a march, engraved at Mannheim.’ The piece in question was the Dressler Variations, WoO 63, and it marked not only the beginning of an illustrious career, but also the start of Ludwig van Beethoven's lifelong involvement with variation form, culminating almost forty years later in the monumental Diabelli Variations for solo piano, and – in another field – the third movement of his Ninth symphony. …

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