Gramophone 2016

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}
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© 2016 Chandos Records | CHAN 241-55
Classical / Orchestral

In the 2015 / 2016 season, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrates a proud 125-year history of bringing the best in classical music performances to audiences right across Scotland and beyond. Marking its recording relationship with the Orchestra, Chandos has compiled a two-disc set (at the price of one CD) of the finest of thirty years of recordings that have shaped the reputation of the Orchestra as well as the label. The RSNO has amassed a tremendous discography on Chandos over the years, including great recording series devoted to works by Dvorak, Elgar, and Prokofiev. Now on SACD, its releases continue to receive high praise.
Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}

Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}
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© 2016 Linn Records | CKD 522
Classical / Opera / Romantic / Musical Comedy

The Scottish Opera's live concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore was given at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, and the one-night-only show was well received by both the audience and critics. Featuring a charismatic cast including John Mark Ainsley as Sir Joseph Porter, Elizabeth Watts as Josephine, Andrew Foster-Williams as Captain Corcoran, Toby Spence as Ralph Rackstraw, Hilary Summers as Buttercup, and comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor as the Narrator, the production was especially noteworthy for conductor Richard Egarr's historically informed approach to the music.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 15, 2017
Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Patrizia Ciofi - Meyerbeer Dinorah (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 11, 2017
Patrizia Ciofi - Meyerbeer Dinorah (2016)

Patrizia Ciofi - Meyerbeer Dinorah
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 133:52 min | 575 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2016

Following our successful release of Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera Vasco da Gama , a production awarded the Echo Prize for the Best Editorial Achievement of 2015, CPO are now present another opera by the same composer. Here Meyerbeer, late in his life, succeeds in producing playful, poetic, and humorously ironic evocations of the world of romantic spirits and fairies. Meyerbeer's setting of the story focusing on the lovers Dinorah and Hoël, separated under mysterious circumstances during a pilgrimage and then happily reunited, mixes lyrical, folkloric, and comical elements lending the music a subtle colour palette all of its own.
Sophia Jaffe, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Marcus Bosch - Reznicek: Orchestral Works (2016)

Sophia Jaffe, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Marcus Bosch - Reznicek: Orchestral Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:59 min | 337 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

The musical chameleon Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek is one of the late German Romantic composers, whose multifaceted style makes him difficult to classify. Prior to the inauguration of CPO's grand edition of Reznicek's major works a few years ago, he was known to classical music fans solely as the composer of the Donna Diana Overture. In the meantime things have changed: on our many Reznicek releases listeners can experience for themselves all the Stunts seriously intended ones, mind you performed by this master of metamorphosis.
Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Parry: 12 Sets of English Lyrics, Vol. 1 (2016)

Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Parry: 12 Sets of English Lyrics, Vol. 1
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:48 min | 274 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

This month's new release from SOMM brings exciting news for all lovers of English Song! At long last, Hubert Parry's complete Twelve Sets of English Lyrics are now available, beginning with Volume I. The twelve sets, which also include other songs by Parry, are spread over three volumes which will be released at six-monthly intervals. This has been a close and enjoyable collaboration between SOMM, the excellent pianist Andrew West and Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams, three charismatic singers at the top of their profession, all sharing the same fondness for the expressive lyricism and eloquence inherent in Parry's songs.
Emma Johnson, Michael Thompson & Philip Gibbon - Emma Johnson & Friends (2016)

Emma Johnson, Michael Thompson & Philip Gibbon - Emma Johnson & Friends
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:32 min | 310 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Since winning, at the age of seventeen, the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and the Young Artists Auditions in New York, clarinettist Emma Johnson has been one of the UK's biggest selling classical artists. Since her first recording of the Mozart Concerto when she was 18, she has sold almost half a million discs worldwide.
Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Ulf Schirmer - Lehár: Giuditta (2016)

Christiane Libor, Laura Scherwitzl, Nikolaï Schukoff, Ralf Simon, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Ulf Schirmer - Lehár: Giuditta (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 142:25 min | 758
Label: CPO | Tracks: 42 | Rls.date: 2017

As in other later works by Lehár, Giuditta eliminates the happy ending otherwise typical of the entertaining genre of the operetta: here Lehár and his librettists endeavoured to weave elements of the grand opera into the operetta. In 1910 the composer himself had predicted 'that between the opera and the operetta, as far as artistic quality is concerned, there will soon be no more dividing wall.' In Giuditta, in keeping with the occasion, the Lehár melody wears orchestral attire that is splendid and almost pompous.

Office for Mac 2016 New Features  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Oct. 20, 2017
Office for Mac 2016 New Features

Office for Mac 2016 New Features
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John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)
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Ancient Classical, Early Music, Celtic | Label: Delphian | # DCD34183 | 01:06:42

People of Celtic culture all over ancient Europe were fascinated by lip reed instruments, and made great horns and trumpets in many forms including the carnyx, a two-metre-long bronze trumpet surmounted by a stylised animal head. One of these was found at Deskford, Scotland, in 1816 and reconstructed in the early 1990s; it is joined here by the magnificent Tintignac carnyx, discovered in southern France in 2004 and reconstructed specially for the current project. A new reconstruction has also been made of the Loughnashade horn from Ireland, with its exquisite decorated bell disc. Recent developments in music archaeology have vastly increased our knowledge and understanding of both the physical construction of these instruments and their likely playing techniques. John Kenny has specialised in their performance for a quarter of a century, and his newly created music explores the voices of these instruments in solo, duo and ensemble textures, drawing upon Celtic mythical characters, echoes of ancient ritual in modern society, and impressions of real places in Ireland, Scotland and France.