October New Releases
Hello Friends!! After a few technical difficulties, our five New Releases for October have finally been released!
We start out with a wonderful collection of Christmas favorites from the Choir of King’s College, one of the finest choirs in England with a history dating to 1453. Favorite tunes include O Come All Ye Faithful, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Away In A Manger, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
Georges Bizet did not see much acclaim in his own lifetime, but his opera Carmen has become one of the most beloved and memorable works of the nineteenth century. This album presents the orchestral suites from that opera, as well as his spectacular Symphony in C, which should be much better known as it is a masterpiece, and his joyful suite Jeus d’Enfants.
We issued Volume VI of our popular series Baroque Bohemia & Beyond, featuring the first-ever recordings of rare Czech chamber works. This volume features works by the composers Christoph Schimpke, Leopold Florian Gassmann, and Vojtech Jirovec. These composers laid the musical foundation which would be built upon by the great Czech and Austrian composers of the Classical and Romantic eras.
The epic symphony ‘Ilya Muromets’ by Russian composer Reinhold Gliere tells the tale of a medieval Kievan hero, and is a tragically overlooked piece of twentieth century Russian/Soviet music. The important music blog MusicWeb International has just given this album an excellent review, which you can read by clicking this text. The symphony is perhaps Gliere’s finest work, combining the modernist and nationalist strains in Russian/Soviet music, and giving a great amounbt of room to expand his themes. The symphony is about ninety minutes in length, and is joined on this two-disc set by Gliere’s Cello Concerto, which is less modernist in its themes but very pleasing and well written.
Lastly, we have an outstanding collection of nineteen classic film themes from many of the greatest Epics and Westerns, an album that is a must-have for movie-lovers as well as music-lovers. This set includes orchestral themes from films?including The Godfather, 2001, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, and many more! An outstanding value, on CD and mp3 download.
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