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Classical Music Discoveries
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I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade) is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi, which was "very much a child of its age; a grand historical novel with a patriotic slant". Its first performance was given at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 11 February 1843. Verdi dedicated the score to Maria Luigia, the Habsburg Duchess of Parma, who died a few weeks after the premiere. In 1847, the opera was significantly revised to become Verdi's first grand opera for performances in French at the Salle Le Peletier of the Paris Opera under the title of Jérusalem. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Bach On Bach - new book and website Sarantos - releases a new song This new recording is performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Paris and has been recorded/mixed by Classical Music Discoveries. This is available as a digital download for only $1.99
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Classical Music Discoveries is proud to present this 8-part series on Hampson Sisler which will detail his life and his music. To learn more about Hampson, just click on the hyperlink below at anytime during this broadcast.  If your player doesn't display our hyperlinks you can visit his website at BVArtistsInternational.com In this month's 7th edition of the Hampson Sisler series, we feature Hampson's CD entitled "Trans-Cultural Bonding." From this CD we will hear "Cantata for Living." The movements heard are: New Year, New Day Interactions Outcomes Commemorations Filitations Maturity If you wish to order this or any of Hampson's CD's, just click on the links listed below.  If your player does not support hyperlinks, just visit Hampson's website at BVArtistsInternational.com Below are the links to purchase any of Hampson's recordings, used on this show, from MSR Classics: PHOENIX FOREVER http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1389   TRANS-CULTURAL BONDING http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1518   MILESTONES http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1414   THE SECOND COMING http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1489   CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN HOLIDAYS http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1369   CLASSICS, ECLECTIC http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1312   SONGS OF THE SAGES http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1262   THE COSMIC DIVIDE http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1229 Hampson Sisler is represented world-wide by BV Artists International. CDs and Performance copies of Hampson's music are available at BVArtistsInternational.com/Hampson_Sisler.html 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 OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Play My MusicOur next edition of Play My Music broadcasts in August 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.comAll submissions are due by August 1, 2015  
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Welcome to our 18th edition of Play My Music where artists from all over the world submit their music to us for broadcasting. First we begin David W. Solomons.  David has been composing since 1969, concentrating on lyrical tonal music and experimenting in various modes.  To learn more about David, please visit his website at www.dwsolo.com We will hear 3 works by David, first we will hear "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis", this will be followed by "Chinese New Year for String Quartet" and then we will hear "Variations on Ke Arona." ViolettesbyBecky.com, A Music Gifts Company, holds an annual youth music contest for ages 10 thru 18 with scores and recording submitted online. Volunteer judges are esteemed music professionals, who review the students' entries not only for prize placement, but with an aim to provide encouraging constructive comments. The competition is divided into 2 categories, Composition and Songwriter, each with a junior and senior division. We are proud to play for you 2 compositions by this year's winner Antonia Bentel.  First we will hear "Alluvion" and this will be followed by "Trench Coat." In Alluvion, I set out to explore the way the ebb and flow of sounds, like tides or waves, can carry a kind of aural sediment with them in each rhythmic cycle.  As this piece washes towards and then away from the listener, it gradually deposits thickening layers of character and meaning, like the slow accumulation of sand on the shore. As it progresses, the piece builds upon and tumbles over itself, then rolls over and withdraws back into the main body again. In the end, the waves of the music recede peacefully and calmly, leaving behind a sedimentary memory. Program Notes for Trench Coat. So much in a young person's life is bathed in light. Clear, reassuring light that makes life understandable. But where there is light, there are frequently shadows. The shadows shape the light and define its limits.  Not necessarily threatening or creepy, shadows nevertheless make it hard to see or understand what they cloak.  In order to understand what they contain, one has to patiently peer into them, until one's eyes and mind adjust. It is a solitary and, at times, lonely process. To learn more about this annual music contest, please visit: www.ViolettesbyBecky.com Greek tenor Dino Kalyvas is a favorite with our listeners.  To learn more about Dino, please visit his Facebook site.  The link is listed below or just do a search on Facebook for Dino Kalyvas.  Now we will be pleased to hear "Torna a Surriento." American opera tenor Ernest Revell is another favorite with our listeners.  Having started singing later in life, Ernest is in great demand.  To learn more about Ernest, please visit his website at: www.ErnestRevell.com We will now be pleased to hear 2 performances by Ernest.  First we will hear "Mama Mia Che" and then we will conclude this broadcast with "Parlami Damore Mariu." Links for this show: David W. Solomon - www.dwsolo.com Violettes by Becky - www.violettesbybecky.com Dino Kalyvas - Facebook Site Ernest Revell - www.ernestrevell.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 (continued)
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Grammy nominated artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America's most talented and accomplished violinists.  It is impossible to escape the magic of her artistry as she performs with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Known as "America's violinist" Jenny is a Billboard No. 1 performer and recording artist.  A graduate of both the Curtis Institute of Music and Julliard, Jenny is a favorite performer in southern Utah and never disappoints her fans. This concert, conducted by SWSO Maestro Gary Caldwell, features 3 types of music: film, inspirational and rock music.  This wide scope of music is easily handled by the symphony and Jenny, which shows the musical artistry of both the soloist and orchestra in glistening perfection. We are truly grateful to Jenny Oaks Baker for giving CMD permission to record and broadcast this concert. To learn more about Jenny, and to purchase her many recordings, please visit her website at www.JennyOaksBaker.com.  To learn more about the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, please visit their website at: www.SouthwestSymphony.co We are pleased to bring to our listeners all over the world, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra featuring the talents of Jenny Oaks Baker, America's Violinist. Playlist: Music from Frozen Suite from Far and Away Over the Rainbow Gabriel's Oboe A Whole New World God Help the Outcasts Mary Poppins Fantasia America the Beautiful Finlandia All Creatures of Our God and King The Doors on Tour Liverpool Suite Everybody Hurts Kashmir Vivaldi Amazing Grace 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 OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My MusicOur next edition of Play My Music broadcasts in August 2015.To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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King for a Day is an operatic melodrama in two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto written in 1818 by Felice Romani.  "King for a Day" was given its premiere performance at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan on 5 September 1840. After the success of his first opera, Oberto in 1839, Verdi received a commission from La Scala impresario Merelli to write three more operas. King for a Day was first of the three, but he wrote the piece during a period when first his children and then his wife died and its failure in 1840 caused the young composer to almost abandon opera. It was not until he was enticed to write the music for the existing libretto of what became Nabucco that Verdi restarted his career. 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 OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My MusicOur next edition of Play My Music broadcasts in August 2015.To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Our broadcasts featuring the Dixie State University Symphony Band have become one of our most popular shows with our international listeners. This season's concluding April 24th concert, under the direction of Gary Caldwell, features the DSU Symphony Band performing: "God's Country" by Gallante "Light Calvary Overture" by Suppe "Armenian Dances" by Reed "Overture to Candide" by Bernstein "Suite of Old American Dances" by Bennett "Silverado" by Broughton "Raiders March" by Williams 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 OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My MusicOur next edition of Play My Music broadcasts in July 2015.To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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In this month’s edition of “Classical Essentials”, made possible by a generous donation by Dennis Loeffel, we bring to you a stunning performance of Shostakovich’s masterpiece, Symphony No. 5 in D minor. Op. 47 This work was composed between April and July 1937 and was first performed on November 21, 1937, by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky. The premiere was a huge success and received a standing ovation that lasted over half an hour. The next day, Melodiya recorded the Leningrad Philharmonic performing the 5th in an empty concert hall. After a full day of recording, Melodiya wrapped the session and this recording was never heard of again. We assume there were some politics at play that prevented this recording from being heard, but to this day, no one seems to recall what the reason for not allowing this recording to be heard was. Now jump ahead to June of 2014 and one of the producers from Melodiya, sends this recording to Classical Music Discoveries and asks us to digitize the recording and broadcast it to our audience. So after 78 long years, we are proud to present to you the premiere recording of this masterpiece.
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Mozart: String Quintet in B flat Major, K. 174 Musicians: Claudio Cruz, Federico Agostini, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Avshalomov, Julie Albers The 2015 season of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival is now in full swing! Be sure to go online and order your tickets now! Visit www.LaMusicaFestival.org to order.
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On April 3, 2015 the Southwest Symphony presented their annual Youth Concerto concert. This year’s concert was truly exceptional and we feel was one of the best youth concerts we have heard for many years. Works performed are: Grieg: The Last Spring Orchestration by William Rhoden, conductor Mozart: Concerto No. 19 for Piano and Orchestra, K. 459 - 1. Allegro Caleb Leavitt, piano David: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra - 3. Vivace Miriam Wagstaff, viola Abe: Prism Rhapsody Colby Horton, marimba Chaminade: Concertino for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, Op 107 Christine Nix, flute Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 - 1. Allegro Whisper Sariah Saltzman, violin Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 - 3. Presto Rylee Dalton, violin
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Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad", was written in 1939--40. Initially dedicated to the life and deeds of Vladimir Lenin, Shostakovich decided instead to dedicate the symphony to the city of Leningrad on its completion in December 1941. The work remains one of Shostakovich's best-known compositions. The piece soon became very popular in both the Soviet Union and the West as a symbol of resistance to Nazi totalitarianism and militarism. It is still regarded as the major musical testament of the estimated 25 million Soviet citizens who lost their lives in World War II. The symphony is played frequently at the Leningrad Cemetery, where half a million victims of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad are buried. As a condemnation of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the work is particularly representative of the political responsibilities that Shostakovich felt he had for the state, regardless of the conflicts and criticisms he faced throughout his career with Soviet censors and Joseph Stalin. This lost recording was submitted to Classical Music Discoveries by a previous producer of Melodiya in 2014. This performance by the Leningrad Radio Orchestra was meant to serve as the national premier of this work. However the Leningrad Radio Orchestra had barely survived the war and conductor Karl Eliasberg had conducted the orchestra a little bit to the disliking of the Soviet government. So this recording was scrapped in favor of a less severe recording completed a month later. Thus this recording, has never been heard outside of the Leningrad Radio Orchestra and the staff at Melodiya. This original analog recording, newly digitized by Classical Music Discoveries, is now available from our online store for only $1.99 as a digital download. To order this unique never-before-heard recording, just visit our store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co 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 OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My MusicOur next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on April 22, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com  
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