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Classical Music Discoveries
Proudly Sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida and the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in St. George, Utah
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Welcome to the 18th edition of La Music Chamber Music Hour brought to you by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida.  For complete information about La Musica, please visit their website at www.LaMusicaFestival.org.  Their 2015 season begins in April and it isn't too early to reserve seats for this coming season. For this month's edition La Musica will perform for us:  Popper: Requiem for 3 Cellos and Piano, Op. 66 Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 Musicians performing in this month's edition are:  Julie Albers Dmitri Atapine Bruno Giurann Derek Han Antonio Meneses Cynthia Phelps Massimo Quarta Laura Zarina We would like to thank Festival Director Sally Faron and Artistic Directors Bruno Giuranna and Derek Han for making this series possible. Now we are proud to present to you the 4th concert of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival which was performed and recorded live on April 13, 2014 at the historic Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota Florida. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyEK is EIKAwake and Dream What Lies in Your Journey?  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on August 20, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Falstaff is an opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. The work premiered on 9 February 1893 at La Scala, Milan. Verdi wrote Falstaff, which was the last of his twenty-eight operas, as he was approaching the age of eighty. It was his second comedy, and his third work based on a Shakespeare play, following Macbeth and Otello. The plot revolves around the thwarted, sometimes farcical, efforts of the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, to seduce two married women for mercenary reasons. Boito persuaded Verdi out of retirement to compose the opera, which took the collaborators three years from mid-1889 to complete. Although the prospect of a new opera from Verdi aroused immense interest in Italy and round the world, Falstaff did not prove to be as popular as earlier works in the composer's canon. After the initial performances in Italy, other European countries and the US, the work was neglected until the conductor Arturo Toscanini insisted on its revival at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Some felt that the piece suffered from a lack of the full-blooded melodies of the best of Verdi's previous operas, a view strongly contradicted by Toscanini. Verdi made numerous changes to the music after the first performance and editors have found difficulty in agreeing on a definitive score. The work was first recorded in 1932, and has subsequently received many studio recordings and live recordings.  The most recent recording is by the CMD Grand Opera Company in Venice and is available at Classical Music Discoveries.   Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyEK is EIKAwake and Dream What Lies in Your Journey?  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on August 20, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Song List Act 1 - scene 1 Act 1 - scene 2 Act 2 - scene 1 Act 2 - scene 2 Act 3 - scene 1 Act 3 - scene 2
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The music of John Phillip Sousa has been enjoyed by millions of people for generations and his works are regularly performed by bands the world over. To help Classical Music Discoveries raise funds for Season 11, we have put together a collection of 25 of the most spectacular Sousa marches. Each march was performed by the US Navy band specifically for Classical Music Discoveries. You can listen to a sample below. So here's the deal: Donate ANY amount to Classical Music Discoveries ($1 minimum) and you will be immediately taken over to another web page so you can download these AMAZING marches as a thank you for your donation of any amount. The marches that have been recorded by Classical Music Discoveries and are available to you are: The Washington Post, Semper Fideles, Liberty Bell, The Thunderer, The Invincible Eagle, Gladiator, Riders for the Flag, The Black Horse Troop, El Capitan, Manhattan Beach, The Diplomat, National Fensibles, Jack Tar, King Cotton, Hands Across the Sea, Crusaders, Gallant 7th, Bride-Elect, High School Cadets, Picadore, Golden Jubilee, Our Flirtation, Hail to the Spirit of Liberty, Beau Ideal and Star and Stripes Forever. Click HERE to listen to a complete sample. Please help us to keep broadcasting by donating at least $1 today! Thank You!
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Its always bittersweet when the final concert of the season arrives.  Sweet because of all the memories of the wonderful concerts we have experienced this season and bitter because its all coming to an end. For the final concert of this season, the Southwest Symphony again organizes at the outdoor OC Tanner Amphitheater to kick off the OC Tanner Summer Concert Series.  In this concert, the orchestra performs some favorite numbers from their concert season, pays tribute to our nation's veterans and again highlights the wonderful St George Dance Company. As usual, the orchestra is conducted by Maestro Gary Caldwell and for your information, the director of the St George Dance Company is Summer Belnap Robertson.  You can find out more information about their dance company at www.SaintGeorgeDance.com We will list the music performed below on our show's title page of this concert and also  the videos of the dances, performed during this concert, will be available for viewing. To learn more about the orchestra and to order tickets for next season, please visit their website at: www.SouthwestSymphony.co Now we are proud to present to you the final Southwest Symphony concert of this season Pops Under the Stars Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyEK is EIKAwake and Dream What Lies in Your Journey?  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on August 20, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Song List A Tribute to Henry Mancini Cole Porter Salute A Salute to the Big Bands Summertime Duke Ellington Medley American Jazz Suite (Derek Thomas, trumpet) Armed Forces Salute Fanfare for the Common Man Soarin' Suite of Old American Dances America the Beautiful
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Welcome to our 15th edition of our very popular series Play My Music where we feature artists from around the world. To get things started off with a real bang, first we will hear from a favorite of our listeners everywhere, tenor Ernest Revell.  Mr. Revell will start things off with a rousing rendition of "Funiculi Funicula."  To learn more about Mr. Revell, be sure to visit his website at: www.ErnestRevell.com or just click on the hyperlink listed below. Barbara Bertoldi is another listener favorite.  Her ensemble Ensemble degli Affetti is a favorite with our listeners all over the world.  This time, Barbara has put together some of her own songs to create a children's CD called Bestiario per Violoncello.  On this CD Barbara has created songs about a frog, her neighbors, the change of seasons, her uncle and much more.  A VERY personal CD about her life, friends, family and her surroundings in Trento Italy.  Now we will play for you the first 2 tracks from this CD.   First We will hear about a frog.  Barbara writes that this song is about a frog located on a lake where people like to swim.  The people who swim in the lake enjoy great music.  But the frog, is just a frog.  He cannot enjoy the wonderful music the swimmers play as they enjoy the cool waters of the lake. Next we will hear a song about Barbara's crazy neighbors called "I vicini di casa" World famous pianist Sofja Gulbadamova has been featured on our show many times over the years.  Later this season we will play an entire solo concert by Sofja.  But now, just to preview what is coming up, we will play for you Sofja's live performance of Gabriel Faure's "Ballade, Op. 19" Jackie Evancho has been another wonderful supporter of our show.  This week she debuts a new track entitled "The Rains of Castamere" which is available now on Itunes. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyCollagesEk is Eik Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on August 20, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com   Featured Artist Websites Ernest Revell Barbara Bertoldi Sofja Gulbadamova Jackie Evancho
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Hampson Sisler is one of the most prolific American classical composers living today. His first works were published at age nineteen starting with the H.W.Gray Co. and going on, with time, to Jos. Fischer & Co., Belwin Mills, World Library, Laurendale and Morning Star. He has written more than one hundred works for solo instruments, organ, voice, choir and orchestra. His works have been performed in his native United States as well as Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Israel, Philippines, Portugal, Russia and the Ukraine, etc. The majority of his orchestral works have been recorded on the MSR Classics label. We are proud to announce Hampson Sisler's newest CD "Trans-Cultural Bonding" is now available. Just visit his website at: www.BVArtistsInternational.com/Hampson_Sisler.html or just click on the hyperlink below.
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EK IS EIK, the debut Big Round Records release for critically acclaimed Dutch composer and harpist Anne Vanschothorst, features works for contemporary classical harp with a distinctly jazz twist. By way of solo harp pairing with instruments such as the trumpet, viola da gamba, percussion, and bass, Vanschothorst's music mirrors her passion for experimentation and eclecticism. The album features trumpeter Saskia Laroo, gambist Ernst Stolz, bassist Thijs de Melker, percussionist Arthur Bont and Bob van Luijt ,digi-orchestration alongside the composer herself. Recorded in her home studio, the harp was recorded separately with the rest of the instruments being overdubbed, giving each artist the opportunity to create their own musical narrative while reacting to Vanschothorst's harp. EK IS EIK is distributed via NAXOS. Or visit the bigroundrecords.com website for your favorite musicstore.
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The Symphony No. 4 in G Major by Gustav Mahler was written in 1899 and 1900, though it incorporates a song originally written in 1892. The song, "Das himmlische Leben" or "The Heavenly Life", presents a child's vision of Heaven. It is sung by a boy soprano in the work's fourth and last movement. Although typically described as being in the key of G major, the symphony employs a progressive tonal scheme. Mahler's first four symphonies are often referred to as the "Wunderhorn" symphonies because many of their themes originate in earlier songs by Mahler on texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth's Magic Horn). The fourth symphony is built around a single song, "Das himmlische Leben". It is prefigured in various ways in the first three movements and sung in its entirety by a solo soprano in the fourth movement. Mahler composed "Das himmlische Leben" as a free-standing piece in 1892. The title is Mahler's own: in the Wunderhorn collection the poem is called "Der Himmel hängt voll Geigen" (an idiomatic expression akin to "there's not a cloud in the sky"). Several years later Mahler considered using the song in the fifth and seventh movement, the finale, of his Third symphony. While motifs from "Das himmlische Leben" are found in the Third symphony, Mahler eventually decided not to include it in that work and, instead, made the song the goal and source of his Fourth Symphony. The Fourth Symphony thus presents a thematic fulfilment of the musical world of the Third, which is part of the larger tetralogy of the first four symphonies, as Mahler described them to Natalie Bauer-Lechner. Early plans in which the Symphony was projected as a six-movement work included another Wunderhorn song, "Das irdische Leben" ("Earthly Life") as a somber pendant to "Das himmlische Leben," offering a tableau of childhood starvation in juxtaposition to heavenly abundance, but Mahler later decided on a simpler structure for the score. Today, the solo is usually sung by a female soprano or preferrably an alto.  However for our version we wanted the solo to be performed by a male soprano so the young soloist's voice could truly give a youth's vision of what heaven is like. You can purchase this symphony for only $1.99 at our online music store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co or just click on the "Buy Now" link below. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyCollagesEk is Eik Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on August 20, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com    
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For this month's edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour we present to you the 5th concert of this season's La Musica International Chamber Music Festival.  This concert was performed and recorded live on April 16th at the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota Florida. Performed works are:   Mozart's "Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581" Bartok's "Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano" Dvorak's "Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87"   Musicians are:   Massimo Quarta Laura Zarina Bruno Giuranna Julie Albers Jose Franch-Baillester Cynthia Phelps Derek Han   To learn more about La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and to explore their upcoming 2015 season, please visit their website at www.LaMusicaFestival.org, or just click on their link below on our title page.     Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyA Sunny DayCollages Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on June 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist: Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87  
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For this edition of the Verdi Opera Series we are proud to present to you Otello as performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice.  You can purchase the complete performance of this opera below by clicking on the "Buy Now" button for only $1.99.  Or, just visit our store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. It was Verdi's penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on 5 February 1887. With the composer's reluctance to write anything new after the success of Aida in 1871 and his retreat into retirement, it took his Milan publisher Giulio Ricordi the next ten years, first to persuade him to write anything, then to encourage the revision of Verdi's 1857 Simon Boccanegra by introducing Boito as librettist, and finally to begin the arduous process of persuading and cajoling Verdi to see Boito's completed libretto for Otello in July/August 1881. By that time no music had yet been written, and the composer did not guarantee that any would be written. Purchase the complete opera as performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice for only $1.99 USD. Just click on the "Buy Now" button below to purchase and immediately download. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreViolettes by Becky A FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyA Sunny Day Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on June 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist: Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4  
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