• John Nelson & Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne: Mozart Requiem K. 626, Ave verum corpus K. 618 & Exsultate, jubilate K. 165

    This is the first recording of a new edition of the Mozart Requiem prepared by Michael Ostrzyga (Barenreiter). The performance features an international line-up of soloists from France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. The inclusion of Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and the Exsultate, jubilate represents excellent value.
  • Moné Hattori: Waxman-Shostakovich

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    Born in Tokyo in 1999, Moné Hattori comes from a musical family. After studies in Japan with Aguri Suzuki, Yasuko Ohtani, and Akiko Tatsumi, she made her concerto debut aged eight, and enrolled in Zakhar Bron’s prestigious Academy in Interlaken, Switzerland. Her debut recording featuring Franz Waxman’s virtuoso showpiece Carmen-Fantasie is technically brilliant as well as being a rarity on record.
  • The Legend of Butterfly Lovers

    Legend of Butterfly Lovers

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    Susanne Hou’s father Bo Zhi (Alexander) Hou was the top violinist at the Shanghai Conservatory at the time this concerto was written, going on to lead major orchestras in China before and during the Cultural Revolution. Mr Hou was asked to make the world premiere recording of The Butterfly Lover’s Concerto but, due to sensitive political and societal circumstances, he ultimately left the country without having had the opportunity to make the recording. He therefore now passes the torch of his legacy in China, and his unfulfilled destiny of recording The Butterfly Lovers Concerto, to his daughter Susanne Hou.
  • Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty

    Vladimir Jurowski: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty

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    Jurowski's interpretation is based on his view that Acts 1 & 2 inhabit a Romantic sound world and then between Act 2 & 3, the sound changes completely becoming drier with much sharper outlines. He has said that if it were not for Tchaikovsky's untimely death, he would have developed a similar style of composition to Stravinsky between 1917 and 1928, around the time of Pulcinella. The Sleeping Beauty recorded here is performed complete. This release includes notes by David Nice and an interview with Jurowski about his interpretation.
  • Antonio Pappano

    Antonio Pappano: Schumann Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

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    ICA Classics is proud to present the first recordings of Pappano conducting two of Schumann’s most popular symphonies, No.2 in C major op.61 and No.4 in D minor op.120. Symphony No.2 was sketched out in 1845 but its completion was greatly prolonged by nervous exhaustion which some years later was to decline into mental instability. This personal struggle evokes Beethoven, while the tremendous energy in the work recalls Schubert. Symphony No.4 was composed in 1841 but revised in 1851 (the version heard here) and consists of four continuous movements, an innovation at the time.
  • Antonio Pappano

    Antonio Pappano: Elgar Symphony No. 1 & In the South

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    Elgar Symphony No.1 in A flat major op.55 & Concert Overture ‘In the South’ op.50 with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Recorded live in the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, 21, 23 & 24 January 2012 (Op.55) & 18 March 2013 (Op.50).
  • Hartmut Haenchen (2 CDs)

    Hartmut Haenchen

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    Mahler Symphony No.1 Symphony No.8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ National Choir of the Ukraine ‘Dumka’ Ukrainian Radio Choir Dresden Philharmonic Children’s Choir Dresdner Kapellknaben Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

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