Jason Serinus

Aida

AIDA, narrated by Leontyne Price, London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf conducts (RCA Red Seal) This CD, encased in a fold-out jacket containing illustrations from the… Continue reading

 

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MICHEL GODARD"Sous les Votes, le Serpent . . . "(M.A. Recordings)This fascinating, impossible to classify recording spotlights the serpent, a valveless instrument that dates from… Continue reading

 

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JOHN FITZ ROGERS/MICHAEL NICOLELLA Transit(Gale)One thing is for certain: This recording will engender strong reactions. Some listeners will nod their heads in agreement with the… Continue reading

 

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VARIOUS ARTISTSOpera Obsession!: Opera D/Oro's Greatest Hits(OPD-1001) available from www.allegro.comThe specially priced Opera Obsession!: Opera D/Oro's Greatest Hits includes 19 live, frequently outstanding excerpts from… Continue reading

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MURRAY PERAHIA AND THE ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN INTHE FIELDSBach Keyboard Concertos 3, 5, 6, 8 (Sony)Following up his magnificent recording of the Goldberg Variations,… Continue reading

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YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet(Sony)World music? Crossover? Forget the categories! This recording, which began with ethnomusicologists spending… Continue reading

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EMILY MITCHELL & FRIENDS FEATURING ARTURO DELMONI Mozart Variations (John Marks Records)This disc opens with harpist Emily Mitchell's captivating 28-minute harp arrangement of Mozart's string… Continue reading

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JOSEPH SILVERSTEINBach: Music for Solo Violin(Image Recordings)To celebrate his 70th birthday, Joseph Silverstein, principal guest conductor of Seattle's Northwest Chamber Orchestra, offers Bach's complete music… Continue reading

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Franz Schubert: Fantasie in C Major for Piano, D760. (Wanderer- Fantasie, with Schumann's Fantasie in C Major, op. 17, and Kinderszenen, op. 15). Clifford Curzon,… Continue reading

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Composers Collaborative: Solo Flights (CRI)What an opportunity for exploration! Feast your ears on close to 75 minutes of mostly "new" piano music in wildly varying… Continue reading

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Arvo Part

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Leonard Bernstein: A White-House Cantata London Sym- phony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon); Bernstein conducts Bernstein: Serenade, Songfest (Deutsche Grammophon) As if in response to election-year issues,… Continue reading

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Paul Jacobs, Piano: The Legendary Busoni Recordings (Arbiter) Paul Jacobs (1930-1983) focused much of his life on his birthplace, New York City. One of the… Continue reading

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José Cura

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Geminiani: Concerti Grossi. The Academy of Ancient Music. Andrew Manze, director. (HMU, 2 CDs). Releasedto coincide with the Academy of Ancient Music's 16-city US tour—they… Continue reading

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THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE/ CHRISTOPH POPPEN J.S. Bach's Moriumur (ECM)In 1994, Professor Helga Thoene published an article theorizing that a veritable theology in numbers and notes… Continue reading

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ENCORE! THE BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA. Keith Lockhart, conductor. (RCA Victor).Cutie-pie Keith Lockhart herein presents his favorite recordings from five years as Papa Pops. Everything's in… Continue reading

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MUSICA PACIFICAChamber Cantatas and Trio Sonatas by Telemann (Dorian)Here's a delightful disc of baroque music from Musica Pacifica. Some of North America's finest early music… Continue reading

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Copland the Populist: San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas (RCA).In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Aaron Copland, Michael Tilson… Continue reading

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Rhymes with Silver: Music by Lou Harrison (New Albion) Born in 1917, Lou Harrison was a mere 80 when Rhymes with Silver, a commission for… Continue reading

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