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Gramophone Magazine Awards Issue 2017 Re-issue of the Month

Grigory Sokolov has gained an almost mythical status amongst music-lovers and pianophiles throughout the world. He is considered by many today to be the world's greatest living pianist. Ever since his first recital in Leningrad. He has amazed everyone again and again with the enormous breadth of his repertoire and his huge, almost physical musical strength. Grigory Sokolov was largely unknown in the West, however, until the late 1980's, but is now rightfully regarded as a giant of the piano. Sokolov's concerts are anticipated with eagerness where ever he travels. He's not been outside of Europe for several years now, preferring to tour Europe. His programmes change twice a year, Sokolov mining the music he plays for every jewel before he feels ready to consider a new work. Sokolov prefers his CD's to be recorded live is not surprising, since he likes to capture the sacred moments of a real, live concert and avoid the sterile atmosphere of a studio. Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 (known as the Große Sonate für das Hammerklavier, or more simply as the Hammerklavier) is a piano sonata widely viewed as one of the most important works of the composer's third period and among the greatest piano sonatas. Completed in 1818, it is often considered to be Beethoven's most technically challenging piano composition and one of the most demanding solo works in the classical piano repertoire.

Composers

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Works

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'
Publication date: 2016-07-15
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Kirsty Hopkins (soprano), Charles MacDougall (tenor), Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor), Daniel Moult (organ), Benjamin Bevan (baritone), Sophie Bevan (soprano)
London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham

Composers

Arne, Thomas (1710-78)
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Hebden, John (c.1712-65)
Moult, Daniel (b.1973)

Works

Arne: Colin and Phoebe 'A Pastoral': Be still O ye winds and attentive ye Swains
Handel: The Advice Mortals wisely learn to measure
Handel: Acis and Galatea
Handel: Acis and Galatea: Sinfonia
Handel: As steals the morn (from L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato)
Handel: Dead March from Saul
Handel: Hush, ye pretty warbling quire (from Acis and Galatea)
Handel: Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, HWV290, Op. 4 No. 2
Handel: The Melancholy Nymph from The What d'ye Call it? (1715)
Handel: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains (from Acis and Galatea)
Hebden: Concerto No. 1 in A major
Moult: Organ improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel
Publication date: 2016-03-04
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Debussy's music reveals characteristics that justifiably move it into the proximity of Impressionist painting, as it produces moving paintings, landscapes of sound, and soundscapes in the narrowest sense of the word that can draw the listener into the middle of the picture.

Maurice Ravel's String Quartet, completed in 1903, had to be and was compared with Debussy's quartet. At the same time, it can be seen here how Ravel's musical diction - based on Debussy's - prepared the way for French Modernism.

Like only a few of his colleagues, the Briton Thomas Adès, born in 1971, is capable of fusing traditional elements from music history, including obvious references to existing compositions, with modern sound production, into an individual style appealing directly to the listener.

Composers

Adès, Thomas (b.1971)
Debussy, Claude Achille (1862-1918)
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Works

Adès: Arcadiana
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Ravel: String Quartet in F major
Publication date: 2015-03-30
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Gramophone Magazine November 2014 Editor's Choice

Alessio Bax returns to disc on Signum with two masterworks of Beethoven's piano repertoire, as well as a new arrangement from 'Die Ruinen von Athen'.

Pianist Alessio Bax creates “a ravishing listening experience” (Gramophone) with his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations, and dazzling facility. First Prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu international piano competitions - and a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient - he has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras.

Composers

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Works

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'
Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113
Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens: Chorus of Dervishes
Beethoven: Turkish March (from The Ruins of Athens)
Publication date: 2014-09-15
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The latest release by the Signum Quartett showcases music written during the 20th century.

Berg, Bartók and Schnittke all took different approaches in their quest to further the development of the string quartet and this makes for an interesting and varied programme.

Composers

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)
Berg, Alban (1885-1935)
Schnittke, Alfred (1934-98)

Works

Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, Sz 85
Berg: String Quartet, Op. 3
Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3
Publication date: 2013-04-29
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This is the second release on Capriccio by the Signum Quartett. After the success of their first recording, a disc of String Quartets by Ludwig Thuille (C5049), they return with Quartet Movements which have all found their way into concert schedules worldwide.

Featuring Quartet Movements by Anton von Webern, Hugo Wolf, Giocomo Puccini and Charles Ives amongst others, the Signum Quartett give dynamic and fresh performances.

Composers

Ives, Charles (1874-1954)
Orff, Carl (1895-1982)
Puccini, Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria (1858-1924)
Rihm, Wolfgang (b.1952)
Schubert, Franz Peter (1797-1828)
Webern, Anton (1883-1945)
Wolf, Hugo (1860-1903)

Works

Ives, C: Scherzo
Orff: Quartet Movement, Op. 22
Puccini: Crisantemi
Rihm: String Quartet No. 9 'Quartettsatz'
Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C minor (fragment), D703 'Quartettsatz'
Webern: Langsamer Satz, (slow movement), Op. post. (1905)
Wolf, H: Italian Serenade in G major
Publication date: 2012-02-27
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The Argentinian horn player Nury Guarnaschelli has played in many well known orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic. She is accompanied by the successful young talented Signum Quartet whose debut album of quartets by Thuille (CAP 5049) was well received.

Nury Guarnaschelli (horn)
Signum Quartet

Composers

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Hauff, William Gottlieb (1754-1812)
Haydn, (Johann) Michaël (1737-1806)
Hoffmeister, Franz Anton (1754-1812)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91)

Works

Beethoven: Sextet for Horn and Strings in E flat major, Op. 81b
Hauff: Horn Quintet in E flat
Haydn, M: Romance in A flat major for horn & string quartet (after Mozart)
Hoffmeister: Horn Quintet in E flat major
Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat, K407
Publication date: 2011-09-19
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Thuille worked as a composer and teacher of the Münchner Schule, one of the leading musical centres of Europe at the turn of the 20th century. He was a friend of Richard Strauss and their friendship is well documented in Strauss' letters. These two string quartets were written when Thuille was a student. This CD casts a new light on a forgotten composer.

Composers

Thuille, Ludwig (1861-1907)

Works

Thuille: String Quartet No. 1 in A major
Thuille: String Quartet No. 2 in G major (unfinished)
Publication date: 2010-08-16

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