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HYP202006B - Hyperion sampler - June 2020 Vol. 2
HYP202006B

Hyperion sampler - June 2020 Vol. 2

Download-only sampler 12 June 2020 ReleaseThis album is not yet available for download
Label: Hyperion
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: 12 June 2020
Total duration: 30 minutes 23 seconds
 
The brooding, troubled presence of the two Shostakovich Violin Concertos casts a long shadow over post-War musical history, their formidable technical and emotional reach a real test of any soloist's mettle. These accounts from Alina Ibragimova are simply astonishing, while her accompanists—Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov'—bring their own unique sensibility to this music. Mandatory listening, and a thrilling Record of the Month for June. More great string playing comes from Lawrence Power in Sir James MacMillan's Symphony No 4 & Viola Concerto, works which demonstrate that there is still plenty of life in these most traditional of musical forms when a composer has profoundly important things to say. Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Philharmonic are in complete command of both scores.

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Garrick Ohlsson and the Takács Quartet present an inspired and unexpected coupling of the Elgar & Beach Piano Quintets: two early twentieth-century masterpieces written at the height of their composers' powers here receiving performances which have never been bettered. Reflection and remembrance are threaded movingly throughout Parry Songs of farewell & works by Stanford, Gray & Wood, a programme of music mostly dating from World War I. This is a choral tradition to which the voices of Westminster Abbey Choir bring a natural, idiomatic authority, especially when conducted by James O'Donnell.

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Elizabeth Sombart joins once more with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a second release in her Beethoven Piano Concertos series on Signum, here the angst-ridden No 3 in C minor and No 4 in G major, a work altogether more elysian. Pierre Vallet conducts.

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The seventh instalment in Llŷr Williams's traversal of Schubert Piano Music on Signum Classics launches impressively with the mammoth 'Unfinished' Sonata in C major. In its completion by William Bolcom, this work from 1825 is here accompanied by several other posthumous publications rather smaller in scale and the delightful set of German Dances.

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David Goode triumphantly concludes his Signum Classics cycle of The Complete Bach Organ Works, this fourteenth instalment from the Metzler console of Trinity College Cambridge comprising the life-affirming third book of the Clavierübung. The Ural Philharmonic and conductor Alexey Bogorad make a second appearance on the label with the Cello Concerto and Concerto for turntables No 1 by Gabriel Prokofiev, two works every bit as contrasting as their titles might suggest.

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The brooding, troubled presence of the two Shostakovich Violin Concertos casts a long shadow over post-War musical history, their formidable technical and emotional reach a real test of any soloist's mettle. These accounts from Alina Ibragimova are simply astonishing, while her accompanists—Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov'—bring their own unique sensibility to this music. Mandatory listening, and a thrilling Record of the Month for June. More great string playing comes from Lawrence Power in Sir James MacMillan's Symphony No 4 & Viola Concerto, works which demonstrate that there is still plenty of life in these most traditional of musical forms when a composer has profoundly important things to say. Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Philharmonic are in complete command of both scores.

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Garrick Ohlsson and the Takács Quartet present an inspired and unexpected coupling of the Elgar & Beach Piano Quintets: two early twentieth-century masterpieces written at the height of their composers' powers here receiving performances which have never been bettered. Reflection and remembrance are threaded movingly throughout Parry Songs of farewell & works by Stanford, Gray & Wood, a programme of music mostly dating from World War I. This is a choral tradition to which the voices of Westminster Abbey Choir bring a natural, idiomatic authority, especially when conducted by James O'Donnell.

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Signum Classics logo

Elizabeth Sombart joins once more with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a second release in her Beethoven Piano Concertos series on Signum, here the angst-ridden No 3 in C minor and No 4 in G major, a work altogether more elysian. Pierre Vallet conducts.

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The seventh instalment in Llŷr Williams's traversal of Schubert Piano Music on Signum Classics launches impressively with the mammoth 'Unfinished' Sonata in C major. In its completion by William Bolcom, this work from 1825 is here accompanied by several other posthumous publications rather smaller in scale and the delightful set of German Dances.

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David Goode triumphantly concludes his Signum Classics cycle of The Complete Bach Organ Works, this fourteenth instalment from the Metzler console of Trinity College Cambridge comprising the life-affirming third book of the Clavierübung. The Ural Philharmonic and conductor Alexey Bogorad make a second appearance on the label with the Cello Concerto and Concerto for turntables No 1 by Gabriel Prokofiev, two works every bit as contrasting as their titles might suggest.

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Das grüblerische, sorgenvolle Auftreten der beiden Violinkonzerte von Schostakowitsch wirft einen langen Schatten auf die Musikgeschichte der Nachkriegszeit und die außergewöhnliche technische und emotionale Reichweite der Musik stellt alle Solisten gründlich auf die Probe. Diese Interpretationen von Alina Ibragimova sind erstaunlich und ihre Begleiter—Vladimir Jurowski und das Staatliche Akademische Sinfonieorchester Russlands „E. F. Swetlanow“—bringen ihr eigenes, spezifisches Empfindungsvermögen ein. Eine packende CD des Monats im Juni, unbedingt hörenswert. Weitere großartige Streichermusik kommt von Lawrence Power mit Sir James MacMillans Sinfonie Nr. 4 & Bratschenkonzert—Werke, die demonstrieren, dass diese traditionellen musikalischen Formen durchaus noch lebenskräftig sind, wenn ein Komponist Tiefgründiges zu vermitteln hat. Martyn Brabbins und das BBC Philharmonic erweisen sich einmal mehr als souveräne Interpreten.

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Garrick Ohlsson und das Takács Quartet legen eine inspirierte und unerwartete Kombination der Klavierquintette von Elgar und Beach vor: zwei Meisterwerke des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, welche ihre Urheber jeweils auf der Höhe ihres musikalischen Schaffens komponierten und welche hier in unübertroffenen Aufführungen erklingen. Besinnung und Andenken ziehen sich durch die Songs of farewell von Parry & Werke von Stanford, Gray & Wood, ein musikalisches Programm, das zum größten Teil während des Ersten Weltkriegs entstanden ist und das sich in eine Chortradition einreiht, zu der die Stimmen des Westminster Abbey Choir mit ihrem natürlichen und idiomatischen Ausdruck, insbesondere unter der Leitung von James O’Donnell, perfekt passen.

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Elizabeth Sombart legt zusammen mit dem Royal Philharmonic Orchestra eine zweite Veröffentlichung in ihrem Aufnahmezyklus der Klavierkonzerte von Beethoven bei Signum vor—hier erklingen das angsterfüllte 3. Konzert in c-Moll und das eher elysische 4. Konzert; die Leitung hat Pierre Vallet.

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Die siebte Folge in Llŷr Williams’ Durchquerung der Klaviermusik von Schubert bei Signum Classics beginnt in eindrucksvoller Weise mit der riesigen „Reliquie“ von 1825, der unvollendeten Sonate C-Dur. Er bietet sie hier in der Vollendung von William Bolcom dar und kombiniert sie mit weiteren posthum veröffentlichten, kleineren Werken sowie den reizvollen Deutschen Tänzen.

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David Goode bringt seinen Zyklus der Sämtlichen Orgelwerke Bachs bei Signum Classics zu einem triumphalen Abschluss. Er spielt wiederum die Metzler-Orgel des Trinity College, Cambridge und dieses 14. Album umfasst den lebensbejahenden dritten Teil der Clavier-Übung. Das Philharmonische Orchester des Urals und der Dirigent Alexey Bogorad präsentieren ihr zweites Album bei dem Label: das Cellokonzert und Konzert für Plattenspieler Nr. 1 von Gabriel Prokofiev sind zwei so gegensätzliche Werke, wie ihre Titel vermuten lassen.

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