Les Vents Francais: New CD "Moderniste"

Warner Classics has released a further album of Les Vents Francais with music by Philippe Hersant and Thierry Escaich.

Edin Karamazov at Hulencourt Festival

On 4 May Edin Karamazov gives a lute recital at Hulencourt Festival in Genappe, Belgiuum, performing music by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Zamboni and Alessandro Piccinini.

Tonu Kaljuste conducts Norrlands Opera

Tonu Kaljuste conducts Orchestra and Choir of the Norrlandsopera in Umea on 16 May featuring Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No.1 op. 9, Brahms: Five Songs op. 104, Alma Mahler/Staffan Storm: Five Songs, Brahms: Schicksalslied and Schönberg: Kol Nidre.

New recording of Rachmaninov's "All-night Vigil" under Kaspars Putniņš

Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš and the Netherlands Radio Choir have recorded Rachmaninov’s "All-Night Vigil" op. 37 for BIS Records: "A wonderful legato is unfold,

elegant, ruled lines, added by a closed vertical quality: it is impressive how compact and safe chordal effects are set…The recording is very compelling, especially in the elegant ability to fine difference (www.klassik.com, Matthias Lange, 31.05.2014).

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Fabrice Bollon: New CD release

A concert performance of Francesco Cilea’s opera L’Arlesiana with Fabrice Bollon and the Freiburg Philharmonic has been released by cpo records: "The eruptive, French music of Puccini’s contemporary develops a maximum of suggestive power by the Music Director of Freiburg, Fabrice Bollon. Bollon elicits a passion and Italianità of the orchestra playing with a high quality and conciseness and prominently set up in all sections. The interpretation is especially touching at its lyrical and pastoral character (Badische Zeitung, Alexander Dick, 26.04.2014).

Huge success with Ferran Cruixent's percussion concerto Focs d’Artifici

Peter Sadlo has won huge plaudits for his interpretation of Ferran Cruixent’s percussion concerto Focs d’Artifici with several orchestras, lately with the Staatsorchester

Darmstadt: "The 'Magic Fountain' in the middle movement gives the soloist the opportunity to prove his sensitivity. With much more energy the drum fire in the third movement starts, whose hot rhythms refer to a Catalan festival. Peter Sadlo’s increase in tempo is intoxicating until the work in the end concludes in a bell ringing apotheosis" wrote the Darmstädter Echo.

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Mozart's Requiem in Paris and Aix-en-Provence

Laurence Equilbey conducted Mozart’s Requiem with her Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus in Paris (Salle Pleyel) and Aix-en-Provence: "The magnificent evening was a consecration for conductor in complete osmosis

with her musicians… As though transcended, Laurence Equilbey opts for frank tempi and builds an architecture that delivers with fervour and humility the highly spiritual nature of this score"(ResMusica 11.02.2014). In 2015 Naïve Records releases the recording of the Mozart Requiem with Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus as their first CD.

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