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New Releases, Part III, week 2 of 2 Purchase Now 

We return to our New Releases series for a second week, due to a vast abundance of new albums from orchestras, chamber groups, and opera companies around the world.  These beautiful new albums prove beyond a doubt that classical music is alive and kicking.

 
Program 1

Mozart: Piano Concerto #18 In B Flat, K 456 
ll. Andante Un Poco Sostenuto 
lll. Allegro Vivace 
Cleveland Orchestra/Uchida, conductor and soloist
Decca 002130402
19:28
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Shostakovich: Symphony #10 In E Minor, Op. 93 -
l. Moderato 
ll. Allegro 
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons
DG  002352702
30:00
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Program 2

Shostakovich: Symphony #10 In E Minor, Op. 93 
II. Allegro; III. Allegretto; IV. Andante, Allegro 
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons, c.
DG002352702
26:35, (excerpt 00:45)
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Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70  
I. Allegro maestoso; III. Scherzo  
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/José Serebrier, c.
Warner Classics 550580
18:10 
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Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 852-0  
Prelude #7 In E Flat; Fugue #7 In E Flat, 
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, pn.
3:32 (0:54, excerpt)
DG 002119902
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Program 3

Claude Debussy: 
Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections in the water)
Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain) 
Frederic Chiu, pn.
Distant Voices: Yamaha Entertain Group Online
8:11

Claude Debussy: Pagodes 
Gao Ping: Nostalgia 
Frederic Chiu, pn.
Distant Voices: Yamaha Entertain Group Online
8:55 

Gao Ping: Katyusha, Homage to D. Shostakovich 
Frederic Chiu, pn.
Distant Voices: Yamaha Entertain Group Online
1:58

Ravel: Trio in A Minor, M. 67
II. Pantoum - Assez vif
Trio Solisti
Bridge 9440
4:06
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Poulenc: Sonata for oboe and piano
I. Elegie. Paisiblement
Liang Wang, ob. Pascal Rogé, pn.
Urlicht 5986
5:22
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Poulenc: Élégie for horn and piano
Un poco presto e con sentimento 
Howard Wall, hn Pascal Rogé, pn
Urlicht 5986
10:47
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Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano 
II. Romanza. Très calme 
III. Allegro con fuoco. Très animé 
Pascal Moraguès, cl. Pascal Rogé, pn
Urlicht 5986
8:02
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Program 4

Palestrina : Veni Creator Spiritus
The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers
Coro 16124
5:10 (excerpt)
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Bach: Keyboard Partita #1 In B Flat, BWV 825 
I. Praeludium; II. Allemande; III. Courante 
Igor Levit, pn.
Sony 307630 
8:19
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Henryk Górecki: Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40 
I. Allegro Molto; II. Vivace 
Concerto Köln/ Mahan Esfahani, pn.
Archiv Produktion (Dg)  002301402
8:30 
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 
No.16 In G, Op.31 No.1 1. Allegro vivace 
No.18 In E Flat, Op.31 No.3, "The Hunt"; 2. Scherzo 
DG 002235102 
Maurizio Pollini, pn.
10:28 
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Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28
3. in G Major
15. in D Flat Major ("Raindrop") 
28. in D Minor
Yundi LI, pn.
DG 002375502 
7:54
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J.S. Bach: Matthew Passion; “Erbarme Dich” 
Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra/ Radoslaw Szule, c.
Batiashvili, vl. François Leleux, oboe d’amore
DG 002133702
6:48
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Program 5

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9, Op. 59, No. 3 “Rasumovsky”
I. Allegro molto; V. Allegro molto 
Cypress String Quartet
Avie 2318
5:58 
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Gabriel Faure: Sonata for Violin and Piano 
I. Allegro molto 
Itzhak Perlman, vn.  Emanuel Ax, pn.
DG 002361102 
9:54
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Toru Takemitsu: And Then I Knew `Twas Wind 
Tre Voci- Kashkashian, vla.; Piccinini, fl.; Sivan Magen, hp.
ECM 002167702 
15:05
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Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor, Op. 115 - 
1. Allegro
Pacifica Quartet; Anthony McGill, cl.
Cedille Records 147
13:01
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John Corigliano: Lullaby For Natalie
London Symphony Orchestra/ Leonard Slatkin, c. 
Anne Akiko Meyers, vn.
eOne 7791
5:17
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