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last updated: 06/12/2018

 

J.S. Bach (1685-17506)

Markus-Passion BWV 247
reconstructed by Andreas Fischer

Bell'arte Salzburg
Cantorey St. Catharinen

Andreas Fischer

MDG 902 2104-6 (2 SACDs)

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It is one of the tragic losses of music history that not a single note of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Mark Passion is of certain transmission. Attempts to reconstruct it have usually not advanced beyond the halfway point, but Andreas Fischer has now carried this task through to completion. This version of the St. Mark Passion consists exclusively of music by Bach - which is perhaps why it creates an especially authentic impression in this performance with his St. Catharinen - Cantorey of Hamburg.

 

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Late Piano Works Vol. 2

Jin Ju, piano

MDG 947 2088-6

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For her Chopin debut on MDG Jin Ju was awarded the highest honors from the top authorities: the jury of the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin. It is only every five years that these guardians of the Chopin legacy come together to distinguish a mere four extraordinary recordings. Now this Chinese pianist blessed with a special interpretive sense celebrates her induction into this illustrious circle with a continuation and a rarity - and invites you to join her!

Jean Guillou (*1930)

Organ Works Vol. 1

Pictures at an exhibition (Mussorgsky)

Zuzana Ferjencíková, Organ

MDG 906 2089-6

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Sensational organ transcriptions have made Jean Guillou famous far beyond his native France. His command not only of organ playing but also of the piano and composition is demonstrated by the absolutely boundless technical and intellectual demands posed by his oeuvre. In Zuzana Ferjen?iková Guillou now has found more than just a worthy heir: the first volume in our series featuring Guillou's organ works includes a recording premiere and reveals the profound emotional affinity uniting these two exceptional artists.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Symphony No. 5
arr. for piano 4 hands by Otto Singer

Piano Duo Trenkner / Speidel

MDG 930 2070-6

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A beginning could not be lonelier and more desolate: only a single trumpet opens the "Funeral March" at the beginning of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5. What is gripping already in the orchestral version is shockingly exposed in Otto Singer's arrangement for piano four hands. With this recording premiere the Evelinde Trenkner-Sontraud Speidel Piano Duo reaches a new high point in its long discography, this time with a performance that is very moving emotionally.

Karl Klingler (1879-1971)

Violin Concerto, Viola Sonata

Ulf Hoelscher, violin
Symphonieorchester des BR
Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, conductor

Karl Klingler, viola
Michael Raucheisen, piano

MDG 642 2103-2

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The Klingler Quartet was regarded as the best string quartet of its times and as the rightful heir to the legendary Joachim Quartet. Karl Klingler, the musician who gave his name to the quartet, had studied with the Brahms friend Joseph Joachim and had joined his teacher's quartet as a young violist. MDG's sleuths have now found two remarkable historical documents in the archives of the Bavarian Radio that show us Klingler as a composer and as an interpreter: his Violin Concerto with Ulf Hoelscher and the Berlin Philharmonic under Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach and the Viola Sonata performed by the composer himself along with Michael Raucheisen at the piano.




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