2018

NEW ALBUM RELEASED: Dvorak Cello Concerto; String Serenade, Nocturne op.40

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Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Cello Concerto in B minor op.104 *
Cellokonzert h-moll op.104 • Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre in si mineur op.104r

Serenade for Strings in E major Op.22 **
Serenade für Streicher E-Dur op.22 • Sérénade pour cordes en mi majeur op.22

Nocturne for Strings in B major Op.40 ***
Nocturne für Streichorchester H-Dur op.40 • Nocturne pour cordes en Si majeur op.40

Guido Schiefen, cello*

COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor

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Recording: Kölner Philharmonie, Germany *, Tonhalle Dusseldorf **, Basilika St. Mary's in the Capitol, Cologne***
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The great German Cellist Guido Schiefen shines in this splendid interpretation of Anton Dvorak's Cello Concerto together with Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra - recorded at Cologne’s splendid „Philharmonie“ and presented in gorgeous 24bit/48kHz HD-Sound.
Also included in this album is a brilliant reading of Dvorak’s Serenade for strings and his wonderful Nocturne in B major Op.40.

NEW ALBUM: TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto with Filippo Faes

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Pjotr Ilyitch TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor op.23*
Klavierkonzert Nr.1 in b-Moll op. 23 • Concerto pour piano nº1 en si bémol mineur

Nutcracker suite, Op. 71a - Flower Waltz
Nussknacker-Suite op. 71a - Blumenwalzer; Casse Noisette Suite op. 71a - Valse des Fleurs

Italian Capriccio Op. 45
Capriccio Italien op. 45 • Capriccio Italien op. 45

Filippo Faes, piano
COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor
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Italian pianist Filippo Faes presents a lyrical interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s piano concert. Instead of the usual bravura showpiece style of the First Concerto the soloist and Volker Hartung honor Tchaikovsky as lyricist and perform this work based on the way this masterpiece was apparently performed in his lifetime. Together they favor a sweetly lyrical approach, more leisurely tempos, in an elegant, yet brilliant manner. Recorded in the lush acoustics of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, they strive to maintain long phrasings at all costs, thereby bringing out the vocal and operatic qualities in Tchaikovsky’s music.

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NEW ALBUM RELEASED: Charlie CHAPLIN, Modern Times


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Charlie CHAPLIN (1898-1977)
Music from the Motion Picture »MODERN TIMES« (1936)
Musik aus dem Film „ Moderne Zeiten“
Musique du film „Les Temps modernes“


George GERSHWIN (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue« for piano and orchestra (1924)
Rhapsody in Blue für Klavier und Orchester
Rhapsody in Blue, (1924), rhapsodie de concert pour orchestre jazz, piano et orchestre

Three Preludes (1926), No.1 Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Three Preludes, für Klavier, Nr.1 Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Trois préludes pour piano (1926), no.1 - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

An American in Paris (1928)
Ein Amerikaner in Paris für Orchester
Un Américain à Paris (1928), un poème tonique avec des effets sonores réalistes

Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990)
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1961)

Symphonische Tänze aus „West Side Story“
Danses symphoniques de West Side Story

Filippo Faes, piano

COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor


Everybody knows Charlie Chaplin as the greatest comedian and director of the cinema.It might be less known, that he composed his film music himself and even conducted it in the studio. But in his youth, Chaplin played the cello, and he was an excellent musician.
Presented here is the adorable music to his masterpiece »Modern Times«, his silent film comedy from 1936, in which the film genius satirizes the excesses of the industrial age - and for the first time - raises his voice in the famous 'Titina nonsense song'.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein Volker Hartung is presenting his recording of the New-York Musical »West Side Story«. The show was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and plays in a downtown Manhattan setting. In 1961 Bernstein prepared a suite from it, titled „Symphonic Dances from West Side Story“. This suite is one of the most dazzling showpieces in the entire symphonic repertory.

Also included in this album celebrating the magic of New York are works of George Gershwin:
His masterpieces of Symphonic Jazz: „Rhapsody in Blue“ for piano and orchestra from 1924 and »An American in Paris«. Italian pianist Filippo Faes gives an admirable example of his great art, accompanied by Volker Hartung conducting his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gershwin himself wrote about his works: „I understand it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of this fast-paced melting pot called America, as our Blues, our crazy city New-York“

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NEW ALBUM RELEASED: CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 with Natasa Majer

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Frédéric CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11
Klavierkonzert Nr.1 in e-Moll op.11 • Concerto pour piano nº 1 en mi mineur

Natasa Majer, piano

COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor

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recorded at Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany
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Frederic Chopin composed his wonderful E minor Piano Concerto in Paris, when he was 20 years old. For the first performance he was accompanied by a string quartet, before orchestrating it for grand orchestra and piano. On this album Slovenian pianist Natasha Majer and conductor Volker Hartung recreate this original version using a string orchestra setting consisting of players by the Cologne New Philharmonic.
The result is a beautifully balanced sound in a fascinating interpretation, recorded in the great acoustics of Hamburg’s Laeisz Concert Hall in Germany.

Grandiose review by Jerry Dubins

Jerry Dubins, music critic from „Fanfare Magazine“ in USA has written a fabulous and legendary review about the new 2-set album of Johannes Brahms’s piano concertos with Italian pianist Filippo Faes and the Cologne New Philharmonic under the direction of Volker Hartung
Here is the link:

http://fanfarearchive.com/ntbm/articles/faes-dubins.html


Fanfare

NEW RELEASE: Scheherazade

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Nicolaj RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)

Scheherazade op. 35, Symphonic Poem from „1001 Nights“
Scheherazade op. 35 Symphonische Suite aus „1001 Nacht“
Shéhérazade op. 35, poème symphonique d’après les contes des „Mille et une nuits“

„Flight of the Bumblebee“ for Flute and Orchestra
„Der Hummelflug“ aus der Oper „Das Märchen vom Zaren Saltan“ für Flöte and Orchester
„Le Vol de Bourdon“ de l’opéra „Le Conte du tsar Saltan“ pour flute et orchestre

„Flight of the Bumblebee“ for Violin and Orchestra
„Der Hummelflug“ aus der Oper „Das Märchen vom Zaren Saltan“ für Violine und Orchester
„Le Vol de Bourdon“ de l’opéra „Le Conte du tsar Saltan“ pour violon et orchestre



COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor

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Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra made a beautiful recording at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Rimsky-Korsakoff's Symphonic Suite Sheherazade' from 1001 Nights'.
He conducted the fabulous orchestra with Concertmaster Stefan Filas enchanting with his famous violin solo, which represented the narrator princess, and cellist Guido Schiefen gave the prince with his mesmerizing playing.
In the wind section, a number of Coryphaei presented their solos: Michael Schubert, 1st flute; Frank Struck, 1st Horn, Miltos Mumulides, 1st clarinet, Detlev Klestil, bassoon and Georg Bongartz, solo oboe.
In addition flutist Michael Schubert and Lika Yakupova deliver two high-speed versions of Rimsky’s „Flight of the Bumblebee“.

NEW RELEASE: Vivaldi Baroque Concertos for flute, violin & cello

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In this second album with Antonio Vivaldi's Baroque Concerts, the fabulous soloists of the Cologne New Philharmonic and Volker Hartung celebrate the magic of Venice in the Eighteenth Century.
You can listen to some of the most beautiful works for solo violin, cello, flute and orchestra from different creative periods of the great Italian composer:


Concerto for flute and strings in G minor ‘La Notte’ (op. 10 No. 2, RV 439)
Konzert für Flöte und Streicher in g-moll „Die Nacht“ (op. 10 N2. 2, RV 439)

Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Konzert für 2 Violoncelli, Streicher und Basso Continuo in g-moll, RV 531

Violin Concerto in E major, RV 271 „L’Amoroso“
Violinkonzert a-moll, RV 271 „Amoroso“

CONCERTOS FOR PICCOLO FLUTE
DIE KONZERTE FÜR PICCOLOFLÖTE UND STREICHORCHESTER
Concerto for Piccolo flute in C major, RV 443 • Concerto in A minor RV 445 Konzert für Piccoloflöte in C-Dur RV 443 • Konzert a-moll RV 445

L'ESTRO ARMONICO
Concerto for 2 violins, strings and basse continuo in A minor op. 3 no.8, RV 523
Konzert für 2 Violinen und Streichorchester a-moll op. 3, Nr. 8, RV 523

Dejan Gavric, flute • Pavel Ulanicki & Cathy Stewart, cello • Davide Toso, violin
Michael Schubert, piccolo flute • Davide Toso & Stefan Filas, violin


COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor

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Brahms: Symphony No.2 & String Sextet Op.18

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JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Symphony No.2 in D major op.73
Sinfonie Nr.2 D-Dur op.73
Symphonie No.2 en ré majeur op.73

String Sextet No.1 in B flat major op.18
Streichsextet Nr.1 B-Dur op.18
Sextuor pour cordes en si bémol majeur op.18


COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor

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On a beautiful day, amid elegantly dressed bystanders, Johannes Brahms is waiting at Vienna’s Northwest-Railway Station for the Steam Train to leave on a journey to Berlin, Leipzig or Hanover, where he will give concerts with some of his works. One would love to be among the crowd, just to feel the flair of these great times…
Since its world premiere in Vienna on December 30, 1877, with Hans Richter conducting, the Second Symphony has become one of Brahms´ most popular works, a bright and buoyant piece, full of sunshine and good cheer.
Listen to Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic’s brilliant performance of this masterpiece recorded at Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Germany.
The String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major was composed in 1860 by Johannes Brahms and premiered in Hanover by an ensemble led by his friend Joseph Joachim. The sextet is scored for two violins, two violas, and two cellos. The Chamber ensemble of the Cologne New Philharmonic, including Volker Hartung at the Viola performed this work at the great acoustics of Cologne’s 11th-century Romanesque church St. Mary's in the Capitol.
Here is the beautiful recording!


It is available in 24-bit/48 kHz HD-Audio Sound.

Gioachino Rossini: Overtures, Variations for Clarinet & Serenade for Flute and Strings

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Gioachino ROSSINI

Overture from "William Tell"
Ouvertüre zur Oper „Wilhelm Tell“
Ouverture de l’ opéra „Guillaume Tell“

Overture from "The Italian in Alger"
Ouvertüre zur Oper „Die Italienerin in Algier“
Ouverture „L’ Italienne en Algers“


Overture from „The Barber of Seville“
Ouverture zur Oper „Der Barbier von Sevilla“
Ouverture „Le barbier de Seville“

Overture from "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella)
Ouverture zur Oper „La Cenerentola“ (Aschenputtel)
Ouverture de l’ opéra „La Cenerentola“ (Cendrillon)

Variations for Clarinet and Small Orchestra
Variationen für Klarinette und kleines Orchester
Variations pour clarinette et petite orchestre


Serenade for Flute and Strings
Serenade für Flöte und Streicher Nr. 3 C-Dur
Serenade pour flûte et cordes

Sonata for Strings in C Major
Sonate für Streicher Nr. 3 in C-Dur
Sonate pour cordes no. 3 en do majeur


Miltos Mumulides, clarinet • Dejan Gavric, flute

COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor


The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Hartung are celebrating the genius of Gioachino Rossini, the most celebrated Opera Composer of all times.
His music sounds as Champagne sparkles!
Besides overtures to his famous operas Barber of Seville, The Italian in Alger, La Cenerentola and William Tell, this album contains instrumental works from his earliest days: Rossini wrote his sonatas for strings when he was just 12 years old. On this album Serbian flute virtuoso Dejan Gavric performs one of these joyful pieces together with the fabulous strings of the Cologne New Philharmonic.
With 18 years Rossini composed „Variations for Clarinet and small orchestra“. This work sounds like a coloratura aria for the clarinet and gives the soloist great opportunity to prove his virtuosic talents, as Greek clarinetist Miltos Mumulides shows brilliantly!

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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola, Symphony No.41 "Jupiter"


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Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major K. 364
Sinfonia Concertante für Violine, Viola und Orchester in Es-Dur KV 364
Symphonie concertante pour violon, alto et orchestre en mi bémol K 364


Davide Toso, violin • Christian Euler, viola


Symphony No. 41 in C Major K. 551 „Jupiter“
Sinfonie Nr.41 in C-Dur KV 551 „Jupiter“
Symphonie No.41 en do majeur K 551 „ Jupiter“

COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor



On this album soloists Davide Toso and Christian Euler are featured with superb playing in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterwork, the Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin, viola and orchestra. In addition Volker Hartung conducts his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra in a stellar performance of Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony.


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Edvard Grieg: Peer-Gynt Suite, Piano Concerto & Holberg Suite


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Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

Peer Gynt Suite Nr.1 op.46 & & Nr.2 op.55
Suite aus ‘Peer Gynt’ Nr.1 op.46 & Nr.2 op.55 •
‘Peer Gynt’ Suite Orchestrale n° 1 op.46 & n° 2 op.55

Piano Concert in A minor op.16
Klavierkonzert a-moll op.16
Concerto pour piano et orchestre en la mineur op.16

Suite ‘From Holberg’s Time’ for String Orchestra op.40
Holberg-Suite ‘Aus alter Zeit’ für Streichorchester op.40
Suite ‘Holberg‘ pour cordes op.40

Wang Hai Jie, piano
COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor



On this album Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra are presented in magical performances of Norvegian Composer Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, his Piano Concerto in A Minor with Chinese soloist Wang Hei Jie as well as the Suite »From Holberg's Time« for String Orchestra.


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