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First released in 2010, JUPITER DUO showcases music for cello/piano duo, solo piano, and for solo cello by Alla Elana Cohen. She and cellist Sebastian Baverstam make up Jupiter Duo, and have performed together for many years since Baverstam was 12 years old. They perform Cohen’s highly expressive music with an unbridled intensity, and have a reputation for having a close musical connection. 24Apr18 - fixed overdubbing error Purchase CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p582/Jupiter_Duo_-_The_Music_of_Alla_Elana_Cohen_%28CD%29.html Purchase Digital Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p583/Jupiter_Duo_-_The_Music_of_Alla_Elana_Cohen_%28Digital_Download%29.html
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Composer/arranger/lyricist Joanna Estelle presents EMERGENCE: a compilation of works produced under her personal philosophy that “quality music uplifts humankind.” The album includes a generous list of collaborators: John Gordon Armstrong (arranger), Laurence Ewashko (baritone), Morgan Strickland, Susan Elizabeth Brown and Laura Dziubaniuk (soprano), Brandon Wilkie and Roland Gjernes (cello), Frédéric Lacroix (piano), and two choral ensembles, Ewashko Singers and Capital Chamber Choir. CD Purchase: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p580/Emergence_-_Joanna_Estelle_%28CD%29.html Digital Download: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p581/Emergence_-_Joanna_Estelle_%28Digital_Download%29.html
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Flutist Lindsey Goodman presents her second album, RETURNING TO HEIGHTS UNSEEN, the follow up studio recording to 2016’s FOLLOWING HER REACH THROUGH THE SKY. Goodman is a budding composer’s dream -- interpreting new music with impeccable style and tenacity. Goodman grasps the listeners attention right away with Roger Dannenberg’s “Separation Logic” for flute and live computer processing (2013). In this futuristic work it is the listener’s responsibility to determine what is real and what is imagined as his ears are fed short melodic phrases that have been electronically manipulated. Every sound is crucial--even the echoes of the instrument’s keys clasping against their pads. It’s this sort of electronic genius that allows Goodman to play a duet with herself in the second track, David Stock’s “A Wedding Prayer” for 2 flutes (2004), stark and striking. In Tony Zilincik’s “I Asked You” for solo flute and mixed media, Goodman competes with samples of spoken text and percussion riffs in “Everything I Love.” “I Play Music” boasts a similar challenge, but without percussion and with the addition of the atmospheric pads of a modern synthesizer and the sound of ocean waves. The flute melody is a native chant of sorts and its meditative nature immediately sends all other sounds to the background. Goodman demonstrates dexterous lip-trills that rival the wing speed of a hummingbird. Elainie Lillios’s “Sleep’s Undulating Tide” for flute in C and live, interactive electroacoustics (2016) seems to be a continuation of the previous Zilincik track, until the entrance of a ghostly mezzo-soprano voice--the flutist’s herself. The listener is immediately transported into a dark tunnel or cave, and can hear, but not see, many unidentifiable creatures of the night. Next is Linda Kernohan’s “Demon:Daemon,” a performance art piece in which the flutist is both musician and actor as she is seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. Randall Woolf’s The Line of Purples for flute and pre-recorded electronics (2015) is the least harmonically experimental of the works so far, but perhaps the most complex to categorize. It begins as a popular rock anthem but journeys into a classical chamber work and then back again. Roger Zahab’s “Suspicion of Nakedness,” is perhaps a reference to the shameful moment after the Fall in the Garden of Eden when God asks Adam and Eve “who told you you were naked”? The awkwardness is felt through the tentative phrases of the flute melody interspersed with unsure pauses and rhythmic anxiety and hurriedness. This work ends abruptly to give way for Judith Shatin’s “For the Fallen” for amplified flute and electronics (2017). Here the listener must decide who is fallen--Adam and Eve? A young soldier? Or the listener herself? Here Goodman offers the entire spectrum of possible flute sounds and colors though an electronic backdrop of dark chimes, pipes, gongs, and cymbals. ? This masterfully mixed album is a must-have for any new music or electronic music savant. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p578/Lindsey_Goodman_-_Returning_to_Heights_Unseen_-_New_Music_for_Flute_%28CD%29.html
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14135 The First Symphonies 12 Grechaninov: Symphony No. 1 in B minor, Op. 6 Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra Conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p577/The_First_Symphonies_12.html
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APRIL 9, 2018 OPERA HOUSE CONCERT Program I Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti Glazunov, String Quintet in A major, Op. 39 Ruth Lenz, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti, Christine Lee Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb major, Op. 100, D.929 Claudio Cruz, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han
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In this broadcast we preview the April 18, 2018 concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Bernstein, Piano Trio Federico Agostini, Christine Lee, Derek Han Brahms, Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano in Eb major, Op. 40 (viola version) Ruth Lenz, Daniel Palmizio, Derek Han Schubert, String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, D.956 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Erica Piccotti, Antonio Meneses ~ James P. Roque, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Corporate Season Sponsor ~ Herald-Tribune Media Group, Media Season Sponsor Order tickets now at: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/index.php/festival/concerts
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Halvorsen: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Grieg: Symphony in C minor Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
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Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Combining slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music, the opera's theme is the competition between high and low art for the public's attention. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain
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Zvonimir Nagy’s Angelus is a singular journey into a meditative state. Like the commemoration of annunciation, Nagy’s album features music for thoughtful contemplation, using solo organ to create delicate space for inner exploration throughout the life of the album. Themes of spiritual reflection are evident in most of the tracks. Inspired by Philippians 4:13, “Prayer" features a melody that is moody, melancholic, and mournful, a plea for forgiveness. Later on, in the back half of the album, the seven movements of the “Preludes for a Prayer" embrace the ambience created by Nagy’s solo organ performance. Angelus is Nagy’s foray into a unique blend of post-minimalism and traditional. The composer finds inspiration in both ends of the spectrum. The tender droning melodies ring in the eponymous track evoking ease and a soothing mood. In stark contrast, the five movements of “Litanies of the Soul" generate augmented power, creating the yin and yang of disturbing and recreating peace. While the album promotes the theme of internal investigation, the performance is by no means stream-of-consciousness. Despite its free-flowing feel, each composition is meticulously written. Rather than being a reactionary performance, the movements in Angelus feel like chapters in a document. Each one captures the shifts in dynamic and repetitive melodies that builds the complexity with each passing second until the explosion of the last movement arrives. Then, just as quietly as Angelus was born, the finale rings into a moment of closure and then ceases, completed.
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Program III Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House Paganini, Terzetto Concertante in D major, MS 114 Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee, Jason Vieaux Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet in F major, Op. 143 Jason Vieaux, Ruth Lenz, Claudio Cruz, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han ~ James P. Roque, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Corporate Season Sponsor ~ Herald-Tribune Media Group, Media Season Sponsor Single concert price: $40.00 Order now at: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/index.php/festival/concerts
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