Le Beau (1850-1927)
Denis Severin, violoncello
Tatiana Korsunskaya, piano
Adolpha Le Beau was a celebrated pianist who scored successes with
compositions of her own, prevailing against all the feelings of resentment
working against women composers during the middle of the nineteenth
century. The three young musicians Bartek Niziol, Denis Severin, and
Tatiana Korsunskaya have dedicated themselves to the chamber music
of this composer who is practically forgotten today in what is a thrilling
debut making us eager to hear more.
Filippa Gojo voice
Rafael Aguirre guitar
Marcelo Rosário guitar
Gabriel Rosário mandoline
Wlodzimierz Gula double bass
Roland Peil percussion
Great verve, big sound, authenticity: in her "Classica"
series the flutist Anette Maiburg has outstanding personalities from
world music join forces with classical musicians of the first rank.
This time the music of Brazil is the special focus. The guitarists
Marcelo Rosário and Rafael Aguirre, Gabriel Rosário
on the mandolin, and the singer Filippa Gojo share the spotlight,
with Wlodzimierz Gula on the bass and the percussionist Roland Peil
in supporting roles. The SACD scores its triumph in 2+2+2 recording
technique and offers the appropriate playing field for colorful display,
high animation, and fine artistry.
Works by Caturla,
Farinas, Gonzalez Mantici, Lopez-Gavilan del Rosario und Nieto
Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba
Enrique Pérez Mesa
is music. Our first association here may be with the Buena Vista Social
Club from the famous film by Wim Wenders, but Cuban music holds many
other treasures in store. The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de
Cuba, performing under its principal conductor Enrique Pérez
Mesa, now for the first time on MDG surveys the incredible variety
of the Cuban music tradition, which originated long before the colonial
period and above all in the nineteenth century and early twentieth
century combined European influences, Caribbean joy of life, and and
Afro-American ingredients to form a fascinating and unique idiom.
Piano Quartet op. 47
Piano Quintet op. 48
Klaus Schilde, piano
Gottfried Langenstein, horn
combines the unfamiliar and the well known: the recording premiere
of Felix Draeseke's Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello,
and Horn op. 48 and one of the central works of the chamber repertoire,
namely Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet op. 47.
Draeseke's Piano Quartet in B flat major reveals his mastery in
the field of motivic elaboration and veneration for the New German
school. This great chamber work's expressive melodies and colorful
harmonies make it a genuine romantic showpiece. And the tone color
of the horn lends it that extraspecial touch.
Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
(with varied repeats)
Philipp Emanuel Bach was the pioneer of an epochal change. For the
two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the most influential son
of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, Yuval Rabin has taken on a very
special project. This Israeli organist who exhaustively studied Bach's
instructions for the treatment of repetitions in his doctoral dissertation
now puts his findings to the practical test. Fascinating indeed -
how "the true manner of playing the clavier," on the basis
of a mere repetition, even in our quick-paced times makes for a most
highly entertaining experience!