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Danacord reissues Anton Rubinstein Cello Sonatas

The Anton Rubinstein cello sonatas were originally released by Danacord as a DMM LP. Direct metal mastering ensured a high level of sonic accuracy. When this recording was released in 1986, it was the last word in analog high fidelity. Also included with this reissue...

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Johann Stamitz Op. 3 Symphonies a mixed bag

Naxos has released two numbered volumes of Stamitz symphonies. This doesn't seem to be part of that set. Rather, it focuses on Johann Stamitz' Op. 3, a compilation of works written over a six-year period. If I had to place them stylistically, I'd say they represent a...

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Early Telemann cantatas still show great skill

This release features three Georg Philipp Telemann works for countertenor. More precisely, it presents three early works by Telemman (for countertenor). Not that I could hear much difference. Telemann in his twenties was already a skilled composer. There are no...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalFilmScore Week 4

or February 2020, the #ClassicsaDay team chose film music as its theme. What exactly is the intersection of classical and film music? Share your answers with a post on Twitter or Facebook, with a link to musical examples. Some film composers began in the classical...

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Early Beethoven cantatas hint at greatness

The Emporer is dead, long live the Emporer. In 1790 a nineteen-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven was commissioned to write two cantatas. The first was an elegy for Emperor Joseph II. The second for Leopold II, who inherited the throne. Maestro Leif Segerstam presents both...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalFilmScore Week 3

For February 2020, the #ClassicsaDay team chose film music as its theme. What exactly is the intersection of classical and film music? Share your answers with a post on Twitter or Facebook, with a link to musical examples. Some film composers began in the classical...

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