June 2016

Mozart: Concerto for Flute & Harp + Serenata Notturna - Now released

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Overture to »Don Giovanni«
Ouvertüre zur Oper »Don Giovanni«

Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K.299
Konzert für Flöte, Harfe und Orchester C-Dur KV 299
Serenade No.6 in D major, K.239 »Serenata Notturna«
Serenade No.6 »Serenade Notturna« in D-Dur KV 239 für Streicher & Pauken


Andreas Haas, flute • Johanna Reithmayer, harp
COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor


Live Recording from Kölner Philharmonie in January 2006

CD JPK 00 15 00 DDD
Remastered in HD 24bit/ 48khz

Listen to the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Volker Hartung performing the Overture from Wolfgang Mozart's Opera 'Don Giovanni' - and his delightful double concerto for Flute, Harp and orchestra. Concluded by the wonderful serenade for string quartet, timpani and string orchestra 'Serenata Notturna', this album is a musical journey into the joyful and enlightened period of the Rokoko with its cultural splendor and grandeur.

Maurice Ravel & Manuel de Falla - Nights in Gardens of Spain - New Album released!




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NIGHTS IN SPANISH GARDENS
Georges Bizet
Carmen-Suite no.1 for Orchestra (arr. by Arturo Toscanini)
Carmen-Suite Nr.1 für Orchester Suite de l' Opéra »Carmen« no.1 pour orchestre

Manuel de Falla

»El Amor Brujo - Love is Magic« for mezzo soprano and orchestra
»Liebeszauber« für Mezzo-Sopran und Orchester
»L’Amour sorcier« pour mezzo-soprano et orchestre
»Nights in Gardens of Spain« for Piano and Orchestra
»Nächte in Spanischen Gärten« für Klavier und Orchester
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Nuits dans les Jardins Espagnols« pour piano et orchestre

Maurice Ravel
Boléro

Filippo Faes, Piano • Dora Brockmann, Mezzo Soprano
COLOGNE NEW PHILHARMONIC
VOLKER HARTUNG, conductor

CD JPK 00 45 71 DDD

Remastered in HD 24bit/ 48khz

This Album celebrates the Magic of the Spanish South set to mesmerizing Music by Maurice Ravel, Georges Bizet and Manuel de Falla. De Falla' s wonderful impressions 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain' for piano and orchestra evoke the feelings of the composer when he visited the Arabian Palaces in Andalusia, in Granada and Cordoba. Italian pianist Filippo Faes gives a delightful and most sensitive performance. De Fallas ballet score 'El amor brujo (Love, the Magician)', sang by the great mezzo-soprano Dora Brockmann is distinctively Andalusian in character with the songs in the Andalusian Spanish dialect of the Gypsies. The music contains moments of remarkable beauty and originality. The Carmen Suites are two suites of orchestral music drawn from the music of Georges Bizet's 1875 famous opera 'Carmen'. This recording provides a selection of the best pieces from both suites. Bolero, is Ravel's most famous musical composition and was originally written as a ballet score, but is now usually played as a concert piece. The composition was a sensational success when it was premiered at the Paris Opéra in 1928 and has become world-famous since then. This album contains the slowest, yet powerful rendition of this work on record by Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maurice Ravel's Bolero, Georges Bizet's Carmen Suite, Manuel de Falla's Ballet 'El amor brujo' and his piano concerto 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain ' - these late romantic masterworks are presented here in a fabulous recording by Volker Hartung and his Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra. Italian pianist Filippo Faes gives one of the greatest readings on record of de Falla's impressions of Andalusia. A great album not to be missed - remastered in 24bit/ 48khz and presented in fantastic sound.