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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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For our debut broadcast of season 10 we are very proud to bring to you our initial concert of this year's Verdi Opera Series. All performances of this series are performed and recorded by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice. All performances will be conducted by Salvatore Malano. Nabucco (short Nebuchadnezzar) is in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Solera. The libretto is based on the Biblical story and the 1836 play performed at La Scala in Milan on 9 March 1842. Nabucco is the opera which is considered to have permanently established Verdi's reputation as a composer. He commented that "this is the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star. The opera follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered, and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. The historical events are used as background for a romantic and political plot. The best-known number from the opera is the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves," "Fly, thought, on golden wings," a chorus which is regularly given an encore in many opera houses when performed today. This performance was recording using the new CMD Digital Orchestral Recording System. Order this as a digital download or on CDs below: Select Format and Shipping Method Digital Download $5.99 USD CDs and Shipping to US $19.99 USD CDs and International Shipping $29.99 USD
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Sandy takes the helm of Classical Music Discoveries and creates her own 5-Star Playlist. The result? PHENOMENAL! Order Sandy's 5-Star Playlist below for only $1.99 (USD) This is a digital download only.
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Welcome to our 12 edition of Play My Music where musicians and organizations from around the world submit their music to us to be heard by our listeners spanning the entire globe. We start off with a very familiar voice to our listeners, tenor Ernest Revell sing Enrico Toselli's "Rimpianto" which is also subtitled "Seranata", Op. 6, No. 1. To learn more about Mr. Revell, please visit his website at ErnestRevell.com or just click on the hyperlink that says "Ernest Revell" below his photo appearing during his performance. Mr. Revell is accompanied by David Maiullo, piano and Anthony Bevilacqua, violin.     Concert Pianist Cristian Monti is new to our show and lives in Lucca, Italy. He will be playing 2 pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach for us. First we will hear "Partita No. 6, BWV 830" the "Allemande" and then we will hear the "Allemande" from "Partita No.3, BWV 827" To learn more about Cristian, just click on the hyperlink appearing under his photo that says "Cristian Monti" during his performances.   To complete this edition of "Play My Music" we will hear a new recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 by the CMD Philharmonic of Italy. Order the recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 below: Choose Format and Shipping Option Digital Download $1.99 USD CD with Shipping to USA $9.99 USD CD with International Shipping $19.99 USD
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In 1972, a now long forgotten private Italian record company planned to record every piece of Renaissance music that was available.  This was a very ambitious project spurred by the popularity of Renaissance music in the 70's. This 20 edition set of 4 records per set was to be produced at the rate of 1 new edition every 6 months. The first set was recorded and completed in 1973 and released to record stores and all existing record clubs of the day. Sales were not as expected and the record company decided to terminate the project as their losses were staggering and ultimately sent the company into bankruptcy never to see the light of day again. However, the recordings for the 2nd set of records had already been completed and was shelved. This missing 2nd edition was discovered in 1993. Now this long lost and never heard 2nd edition is available to our listeners through Classical Music Discoveries. Thus, in this month's edition of "The Lost Recordings" we bring to you the 2nd complete edition of the Renaissance recordings which can be ordered online at "ClassicalRecordings.co" We're sure you will agree with us, that these beautiful recordings deserve to be heard over and over again. Now, we are proud to present to the world, the Lost Renaissance Recordings. Order the CDs or Digital Download of this recording below. Select format and Shipping Option Digital Download $5.99 USD CDs with Shipping to USA $19.99 USD CDs with International Shipping $29.99 USD
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Welcome to La Musica Chamber Music Hour sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida. In this month's 8th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour we are proud to bring to you a concert that was performed on April 10, 2011. Works performed in this concert are: Mozart's "Quintet for Horn and Strings in E-flat minor, K. 407  Dick Hyman's "Quintet 2 + 3 = 25"  Schubert's "Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100" Musicians in this concert are: John Zirbel - french horn  Ruth Lenz, Anne Schoenholtz and Pamela Frank - violins  Bruno Giuranna and Daniel Avshalomov - violas  Erick Kim and Julie Albers - cello  Dick Hyman and Derek Han - piano Click below to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries and support our mission to broadcast beautiful classical music to the entire world.
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The HMS Pinafore or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by WS Gilbert. It opened at the Opera Comique in London, England on May 25, 1878 and ran for 571 performances This political comedy of the times, even though this was often time disclaimed by Gilbert and Sullivan, points out the fact that the British Lord of the Navy, WH Smith, was a politician and had neither military nor nautical experience. Also Pinafore comments on the caste system in effect in 1871. Strangely enough, there is a bit of politics involving this recording. This out of print recording was made by London Records in their new Phase 4 system in 1966. The recording was produced on LP and Reel-to-Reel and was promoted as involving the listener in a live audio experience as if they were there in the theater. The recording was superb except for one thing - the dialogue was overcome by the onstage action and couldn't be understood at all. A remix of the recording was done to correct this oversight, however by the time the remix was completed, the excited executives at London had already released the original recording to the public. The recording promptly did a nose dive and the production was pulled from retailer's shelves, never to be seen again. Thus it is with great pleasure we bring to you the never before heard remix of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore performed by the D'oyly Carte Opera Company. Order this never-before-released remix below: Choose format and shipping Digital Download $5.99 USD CDs and USA Shipping $19.99 USD CDs and International Shipping $29.99 USD
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Internationally famous concert pianist Beth Levin is no stranger to our listeners. Beth, a child prodigy, made her professional debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 12. Her professional career has continually grown and expanded throughout the years. Beth has been praised as "a pianist of rare qualities and the highest professional caliber." We are sure you will find, like we do, that Beth is one of the rare true masters of the piano in the world. An avid supporter of Classical Music Discoveries, in this week's show, Beth debuts her latest CD "A Single Breath" where she performs Beethoven's last 3 piano sonatas. To learn more about Beth, please visit her website at www.BethLevinPiano.com or just click on the hyperlink appearing below her photos at anytime during the show. Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries.
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Last month Ken produced a show featuring music from his Itunes 5-Star Playlist. This show proved to be so surprisingly popular with all of our listeners that Ken thought he'd put together another show.  So, by popular demand, here is Ken's 5-Star Classical Playlist #2. The name of each piece being played will appear below the displayed picture. When you click on the name of the piece, you will be taken over to our CD Store where you can purchase this and many other great recordings. As with last time, this edition of Ken's 5-Star Classical Playlist will be available only as a digital download for $1.99. Purchase and download the music below:
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For this month's Southwest Symphony Hour we bring to you several favorites by Tchaikovsky. Even though Tchaikovsky's life may be open to debate as his biography has changed over the years, his love of music and melody is unmistakable. We also want to remind you that you can purchase season tickets for the Southwest Symphony's upcoming season right now! Just visit their website at SouthwestSymphony.co to purchase tickets now! You can also just click on the hyperlink at any time during this show to visit their website. Just click on the link that says "SWSO Tickets". Now we are pleased to bring to you some of the most beautiful melodies in the world composed by Tchaikovsky. Order Season Tickets for the Southwest Symphony by clicking HERE.
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Brian Thornton is a musician of many interests. As a cellist and conductor, he has performed in hundreds of venues across the world. Brian has also premiered 100 new works of music either as a soloist or in chamber ensembles. Brian especially enjoys taking part in concerts that benefit special causes. His days are spent with his wife and 2 daughters. His evenings are spent performing with the Cleveland Orchestra where he has been in the cello section for 17 years. However, Brians greatest "special interest" has been teaching the world about his most loved teacher, Lev Aronson.  Lev was a world-renowned cellist of his time until his career was abruptly interrupted by World War II. In the Riga Ghetto and in German concentration camps Aronson is forced to reshape his own identity in order to survive. He loses his lover but marries a young dancer who helps him rebuild his life as a musician. In the camps, he "think-sings" the concertos he knows from memory, establishing a sense of time and patience that gives him the strength to survive. After the war, saved by the Soviets, he became the principal cellist in the Dallas symphony and again, establishes himself as a renowned teacher of the cello. Now out of love for his former teacher, Brian paints a moving portrait of a Jewish musician who transcended his own personal losses to transmit the culture of musical Europe to a generation of Americans. Ken has a very interesting interview with Brian and we will also play several selections from Brian's new CD entitled "Lev's Story." During this broadcast, just click on the hyperlink says "Lev's Story" and you will be taken to Brian's website where you can learn more about Lev Aronson and purchase Brian's latest CD "Lev's Story." Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries and show your support of classical music throughout the entire world.
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