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Vyacheslav Artyomov – Master of Percussion

Vyacheslav Artyomov has developed his own musical language. It isn't so much about scales and chords as it is timbres and sound clouds. In other words, the perfect aesthetic for percussion ensembles. This release features two works commissioned by the Mark Pekarsky...

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Friedrich Schneider Symphony No. 16 reincarnated

Funny how things work. Johann Sebastian Bach was organist at St. Thomaskirk, Leipzig. A prolific composer, his music is known throughout the world. Friedrich Schneider held the same post in 1812. A prolific composer, his music is virtually unknown. Schneider's catalog...

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Raphel Wallfisch brings home exiled concertos

This release marks the beginning of a new series from CPO. Cello Concertos from Exile features works by Jewish composers forced to flee Nazi Germany. This first release includes works by Fanz Rezeinstein and Berthold Goldschmidt, who both found refuge in the UK. It's...

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Józef Elsner String Quartets Worth Exploring

Józef Elsner was one of the most important composers in early 19th Century Poland. He wrote 38 operas, eight symphonies, over 70 masses, and oratorios, dozens of chamber works, and more. Yet he's remembered for one thing: he was Fredrick Chopin's piano teacher. This...

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