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last updated: 03/12/2014

Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927)
Chamber Music

Bartek Niziol, violin
Denis Severin, violoncello
Tatiana Korsunskaya, piano

MDG 903 1872-6


Luise 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.

Classica Brasiliana

Anette Maiburg – flute
Filippa Gojo – voice
Rafael Aguirre – guitar
Marcelo Rosário – guitar
Gabriel Rosário – mandoline
Wlodzimierz Gula – double bass
Roland Peil – percussion

MDG 910 1874-6


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.

Cuban Symphonic Music

Works by Caturla, Farinas, Gonzalez Mantici, Lopez-Gavilan del Rosario und Nieto

Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba
Enrique Pérez Mesa

MDG 601 1873-2


Cuba 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.

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Piano Quartet op. 47

Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)
Piano Quintet op. 48

Mozart Klavierquartett
Klaus Schilde, piano
Gottfried Langenstein, horn

MDG 615 0673-2


This re-release 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.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

Organ Works (with varied repeats)

Yuval Rabin, Orgel

Ferdinand-Stieffell-Organ Endingen

MDG 906 1875-5


Carl 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!