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The evocative Spanish word for blue, is the title of the contemplative cello concerto by Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov. It forms the centerpiece of this album by Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights. Today's most celebrated cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, joins The Knights for the concerto and for Dvorak's poignant Song To The Moon.
2Cellos apply their signature style to some of the most iconic music in movie and TV history, including My Heart Will Go On, Moon River, the main theme from Schindler's List and a medley from Game of Thrones.
Members of the Brodsky Quartet collaborate with internationally acclaimed flautist Lisa Friend in an album of key works of the flute repertoire: Mozart's flute quartets. The flute quartets of Mozart are central to the classical flute repertoire - and deservedly so: the composer's characteristic charm, wit, beauty, and elegance are in evidence throughout.
Conductor Riccardo Chailly will start a new chapter in January 2017 as Music Director of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, one of the world's great opera houses. This album celebrates three centuries of music first performed at the legendary opera house, and features works by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and many others.
After kick-starting his career with acclaimed performances of both Chopin Piano Concertos, Jan Lisiecki now completes Chopin's orchestral repertoire by performing the composer's lesser-known works for piano and orchestra, including Rondo a la Krakowiak.
Halevy's masterpiece had to wait until 1974 for its first studio recording - not complete, but containing most of the important scenes. The tenor was Richard Tucker, heard in the last recording before his untimely death, still singing heroically. The stellar cast also includes two of the outstanding sopranos of the period, Martina Arroyo in the title role and Anna Moffo. This is its first release on CD.
For her second Warner Classics release, named a Gramophone Editor's Choice, young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turns to a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire and a composer she has described as her first love, Johann Sebastian Bach.
With Philippe Jaroussky's new album, the French countertenor realizes a long-held dream: to portray the mythic Orpheus, divine musician who ventures into the underworld to retrieve his beloved wife Eurydice from the clutches of death, in his many guises, an inspiration for the very first opera and beyond.
Specially commissioned in celebration of Chopin's music, legendary Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore creates a pair of concerti: Ruin & Memory and Mythic Gardens. They are performed by Lang Lang and Sophie Shao.
This critically accliamed recording from pianist Piotr Anderszewski features Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 14 and Schumann's Ghost Variations.
Seven extraordinary composers were asked to respond to one of the cantatas of Dieterich Buxtehude's 1680 oratorio, Membra Jesu Nostri: The Limbs of Jesus. Performed by The Crossing and the International Contemporary Ensemble the resulting pieces are diverse and uniquely personal yet together create a whole body of work that has an uncanny logic and leaves a powerful impression.