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Gergiev Shostakovich Symphony 9 Violin Concerto 1

April 30, 2015 | MDT Mail Order

Gergiev Shostakovich Symphony 9 Violin Concerto 1

New release and Mariinsky offer. The Mariinskys Shostakovich cycle has been an internationally acclaimed project, conducted by the foremost interpreter of our time. Symphony No 9 is a deeply powerful composition in which Shostakovich unmasked the truth behind the ideology and pomp of officialdom. The powers of the day saw this symphony as a calculated […]

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Paul McCreesh Handel L Allegro

April 14, 2015 | MDT Mail Order

Paul McCreesh Handel L Allegro

Following in their series of Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine award-winning recordings, the Gabrielis’ first Handel recording in over a decade is particularly special – recreating in painstaking detail the very first performance of ‘L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato’, given in 1740, with additional instrumental repertoire including a Handel organ concerto and two concerti […]

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Philippe Herreweghe Dvorak Requiem

April 10, 2015 | MDT Mail Order

Philippe Herreweghe Dvorak Requiem

The Collegium Vocale Gent, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Philippe Herreweghe join forces once again for a monument of the sacred choral repertoire: Antonín Dvorák’s Requiem, Op. 89. This work, dating from 1890, is one of those that marked a new phase in the composer’s musical creation, in which he recognized himself ‘as much a […]

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Sir Mark Elder Donizetti Les Martyrs Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

April 1, 2015 | MDT Mail Order

Sir Mark Elder Donizetti Les Martyrs Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

A tragic tale of Christian martyrdom, Les Martyrs began its life as Poliuto, Donizetti’s Italian opera which – due to its religious content – was banned before its Naples premiere. Greatly angered by the Italian censors’ decision, Donizetti moved to Paris in the hope of conquering the Opéra de Paris and securing his status as […]

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Pavel Haas Smetana String Quartets

April 1, 2015 | MDT Mail Order

Pavel Haas Smetana String Quartets

The long-awaited follow up to the Pavel Haas Quartet’s Gramophone Award winning Schubert album in 2014, which itself followed the Gramophone Recording of the Year Award for the Dvorak album in 2011. The Pavel Haas Quartet have now put all their energy to the service of the music of Bedřich Smetana. Even though his chamber […]

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