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Eric Whitacre?s dedication to the beauty of sound, paired with exquisite texts, results in a poetic combination that creates a unique sonic experience. These works are existential choral moments, beautifully crafted, and harmonized to express a compressed moment in time. Such sublime sonorities transcend descriptions such Philip Glass: String Quartets Nos. 1-4 Although Philip Glass came late to the string quartet, his contribution to the genre has since become a significant one . This disc features his first four quartets, ranging from the uncharacteristic yet fascinating sound-world of his first, through the compact dimensions of his subsequent two works (themselves derived from theatre and film scores), to the more expansive manner of his Fourth Quartet that makes allusions to the formidable string quartet heritage . Naxos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 ARC Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Ars Musici . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 ATMA Classique . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Audite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Azica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 BR Klassik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Carl Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 CD Accord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Chandos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Concerto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 cpo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

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PG 3 as ?warm?, ?glistening? or ?shimmering?, although these features of his choral works do suggest affinities with the sound worlds of Arvo Pärt or John Tavener, for instance. However, Whitacre?s fluid lines and blossoming harmonies give his music its own highly personal and irresistible magic. ein Heldenleben, im Sommerwind The newest album from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, considered one of the world?s greatest Strauss ensembles, features Ein Heldenleben (A Hero?s Life) whose US premiere it gave in 1900 . The CSO pours out a lush interpretation of Richard Strauss?s large and complex tone poem in their newest live recording; Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink leads with restraint and allows the strings and woodwinds to sing . In the famous Battle Scene, the brass and percussion roar, while concertmaster Robert Chen plays his violin solos depicting Strauss?s wife with tender beauty . Webern?s early tone poem Im Sommerwind is indebted to Strauss?s rhapsodic romanticism, overflowing with spacious melodies . Chambers: Old Burying Ground Evan Chambers brings to life the epitaphs etched in stone so many years ago in Jaffery, New Hampshire in his first release on Dorian Sono Luminus . The Old Burying Ground is performed to perfection by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra . PG 33 CSO Resound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Delos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Dorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 haenssler CLASSIC . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Idil Biret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 innova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 LPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Michael Nyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Naïve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Navona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Oehms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Ondine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Opus Arte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 PG

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PG 2 New to the Naxos of America Orchid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 PentaTone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Profil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 SDG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Urtext . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Arthaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Bel Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 C Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 EuroArts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Opus Arte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Accomplished actor John Malkovich stars in this stageplay for a Baroque-Orchestra, two Sopranos and one actor. It is based on the real-life story of Jack Unterweger, a convicted murderer, acclaimed imprisoned poet, pardoned and celebrated author and journalist who was suspected of killing a number of prostitutes in Vienna, Graz, Prague and Los Angeles. An amazing and dark tale ending in Jack?s eventual suicide. Haydn: 12 London Symphonies The twelve ?London? Symphonies were recognized virtually from the start as the crowning achievement in Haydn?s incomparably rich, diverse, and groundbreaking life?s work as a symphonic composer . Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre present a critically acclaimed and compelling performance of these beloved works . ?[This is] the musicologically enlightened set the world has been waiting for . . . sets new standards in this repertoire .? - David Stearns Cd accord The CD ACCORD MUSIC EDITION record company was established in 1995 with the intention of creating a Polish phonographic label of the highest artistic quality both in terms of recording and editorial content . CD Accord?s catalog presents music from the Renaissance to premiere recordings of contemporary works & composers, with domination of Polish music and Polish artists . DISTRIBUTOR FOR

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Michael Nyman & Motion Trio: acoustic accordions June 2010 heralds the release of an extraordinary collaboration between Poland?s foremost celebrated, accordion trio, The Motion Trio and Britain?s finest and most prolific classical composer, Michael Nyman . As one critic put it, ?Nyman?s music is so wonderful it even sounds good on the accordion .? Family of Distributed Labels Orchid Classics An enterprising British based classical label, Orchid Classics was founded in 2005 by violinist Matthew Trusler, with the goal of producing artistfocused recordings of the highest quality and artistic interest . ?Trusler is an apostle of commercial savvy in the arts . . . And now Trusler?s own record label, Orchid, shows the way for classical artists after the giant companies? economic turbulence . . . . . . the Orchid label holds plenty of surprises yet .? (Time Out, Dec 2006) PG

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PG 52 2L ? Ambroisie ? American Classics ? Andante ? ARC ? Ars Musici ? Artek ? Arthaus Musik ? ATMA Classique ? Audite ? Azica ? BelAir Classiques ? Big Round ? BR Klassik ? Cambria ? Canary Classics ? Capriccio ? Carl Davis ? CBC ? CD Accord ? Cedille ? Centrediscs ? Champs Hill ? Chandos ? Christopher Nupen Films ? C Major ? Concerto ? CPO ? CSO Resound ? Dacapo ? Delos ? Divox ? Dorian ? Early- Music.com ? ERM Media ? EuroArts ? First Edition ? Genuin ? Glyndebourne ? haenssler CLASSIC ? Ideale Audience ? Innova ? Jazz Icons ? Juxtapositions ? Klavier ? KZ Musik ? Labor ? Little Amadeus ? Longhorn ? LPO ? Marco Polo ? Medici Arts ? Michael Nyman ? Milken Archive ? Naïve Classique ? Navona Records ? Naxos ? Naxos Audiobooks ? Naxos Film Music Classics ? Naxos World ? NCA ? New Amsterdam ? Nonclassical ? North/South ? Nuova Era ? Obsidian ? Oehms ? OKTAV ? Ondine ? Opus Arte ? Orchid Classics ? Outsider Pictures ? PentaTone ? Phoenix Edition ? Profil ? Ravello ? SDG ? Storyville Films ? TDK ? Telos ? Tudor ? Urtext ? Vienna Philharmonic ? Wind Band Classics

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