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Classical Music Discoveries
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 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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For comments about this show, please email:Ken Hedgecock - ken@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com Welcome to the concluding concert in our very highly successful Moscow Philharmonic Series. We would like to express our gratitude to Christina Botnari and the Russian Music Society for making this series possible. In this final concert of this series, Yuri Botnari conducts the Moscow Philharmonic, as they perform Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Symphony No. 5.  Be sure to order this and other fine recordings by the Russian Music Society at www.RussianMusicSociety.com Now we present Yuri Botnari as he conducts the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Symphony No. 5 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 CompanyCristina Botnari  Russian Music Society 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: Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5  
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For comments about this show, please email:Ken Hedgecock - ken@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com Welcome to this month's edition of the Southwest Symphony Hour. This month we are pleased to bring to you and outrageously fun concert featuring the Southwest Symphony Orchestra performing with the Side Street Strutters. In 1983 a group of talented musicians attending Arizona State University formed a musical ensemble whose artistic focus centered around the musical traditions of early New Orleans jazz. Now, over 25 years later, the same core members are still together and have expanded their musical palette to include over a half-century of jazz styles from early New Orleans Dixieland and blues to big band swing and popular standards. The Strutters have presented formal concerts, symphony pops performances and student outreach programs in fifty states, seven European countries, Canada and Mexico. Their superb musicianship and award-winning orchestrations have earned them national and international acclaim: NEA awarded fellowships and grants; California Arts Council and Northwest On Tour Roster Artists; First Place Honors, Breda International Jazz Competition, Holland; National radio and television appearances; International Association of Jazz Educators Outstanding Musicianship Award; appearances at dozens of European and U.S. jazz festivals, and a guest presidential performance -- all this, in addition to their regular performances at California's Disneyland. In concert, The Side Street Strutters weave a delicate tapestry of lush ballads, whimsical novelty selections, and powerful, challenging arrangements which showcase the individual artistry of each performer. Together, this energetic and entertaining septet brilliantly captures the essential charm and vibrant energy of Jazz -- America's musical heritage. This month's concert was performed on May 9, 2014 and recorded live at the Cox Auditorium on the Dixie State University campus in St. George, Utah. We wish to express our gratitude to the Side Street Strutters for allowing us to record and broadcast their concert with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Recordings of this concert are available for purchase at www.SouthwestSymphony.co For more information about the Side Street Strutters and to purchase additional recordings of their band, please visit their website at www.SideStreetStrutters.com   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 Company 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    
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Ken Hedgecock - ken@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com Welcome to this month's edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour presented by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida. In this month's edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour we will be pleased to hear: Beethoven's String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, #3 Dvorak's String Quartet in G minor, Op. 9, #3 Walton's Piano Quartet in G minor   Musicians are: Laura Zarina, Bruno Giuranna, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han, Massimo Quarta, Jennifer Frautschi, Rebecca Albers, Scott Faukner and Federico Agostini For more information on next year's performances, please visit their website at: www.LaMusicaFestival.org This month's concert was performed on April 6, 2014 and recorded live at the 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 Company 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    
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Welcome to another episode of our very popular French Composer series. In this month's broadcast French pianist Patrick Le Junter will perform works by Henri Duparc, Rene de Castera, Joseph Ermend Donnal and works by the pianist himself. For details on the works, please scroll down to the bottom of the Title Page for complete information. The music for this broadcast is available on Itunes or Amazon.   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 Company 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 Henri DuparcFeuilles volantes, Op. 1 (5 movements) Rene De CasteraSerenataBerceuseValse lente Joseph Ermend BonnalMenuet tristeSoir aux AbatillesChansons d'Agnoutine (6 movements) Patrick Le JunterMelodieClownsGestes plaintifsValseDanse populaireVariations pour petites mainsEtudes (3 movements) 
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