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Orfeo ed Euridice explained complete with music examples Purchase the music (without talk) at: Orfeo ed Euridice Explained (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAl…
 
Il Tenore is the first recording of opera arias from tenor Freddie De Tommaso following his chart-topping debut album. Il Tenore celebrates some of the greatest hits by Puccini and Bizet, including "Nessun dorma," "E lucevan le stelle," and the "Flower Song" from Carmen. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Il Tenore (classicalsavings.com) Your pu…
 
Poor Clares of Arundel's Summer Meditation Mix Purchase the music (without talk) at: Summer Meditation Mix (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFes…
 
The album’s central piece, Requiem for the Enslaved, with text by Marco Pavé, was commissioned by Georgetown University, where Simon is currently Assistant Professor of Composition, following a decision by its student body in 2020. A majority voted to establish a reparations fund to be paid to descendants of 272 enslaved people who were sold for $1…
 
Demofoonte is a dramma per musica or opera in 3 acts by composer Christoph Willibald Gluck. The work uses an Italian language libretto by Pietro Metastasio. The opera premiered on 6 January 1743 at the Teatro Regio Ducale in Milan. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Gluck: Demofoonte (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show…
 
The groundbreaking Lorelei Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Beth Willer, releases Antigone: The Writings of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement by the acclaimed composer James Kallembach. The album features Ensemble sopranos Sarah Brailey, Rebecca Myers Hoke, Jessica Beebe, and Arwen Myers, mezzo-sopranos Christina English and Sophie Michau…
 
CORAZÓN, the second album of highly-decorated American cellist John-Henry Crawford. Crawford again joins forces with pianist Victor Santiago Asunción, and on three tracks with guitarist JIJI, performs a survey of Latin American music that includes works by Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Guastavino, Manuel Ponce, Egberto Gismonti, and Astor…
 
Crimes of the Future (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Purchase the music (without talk) at: Howard Shore - Crimes of the Future (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassic…
 
A decade on from the release of his mesmerizing Recomposed album, trailblazing composer Max Richter returns to the sound world of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Recorded with violinist Elena Urioste and the musicians of Chineke! Orchestra, The New Four Seasons sees Richter create a new version of his Recomposed score for period instruments – using gut str…
 
Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson…
 
Iphigénie en Tauride was first performed on 18 May 1779 by the Paris Opéra at the second Salle du Palais-Royal and was a great success. Some think that the head of the Paris Opéra, Devismes, had attempted to stoke up the rivalry between Gluck and Niccolò Piccinni, an Italian composer also resident in the French capital, by asking them both to set a…
 
After his critically-acclaimed and award-winning lieder albums with pianists Jan Lisiecki and Seong-Jin Cho, baritone Matthias Goerne concludes his DG lieder trilogy with DG exclusive artist Daniil Trifonov. With this album, Goerne explores the art song from a metaphysical perspective, and in these visionary meditations by Brahms, Wolf, Berg, Schum…
 
Welcome to ALAN’s Fantasy-themed on a future companionship between Human and Inanimate, inspired by an evolving landscape of companionship in society, driven by a confluence of two forces, longevity and loneliness on the one hand, and disruptive new technologies on the other. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Alan's Fantasy (classicalsavings.co…
 
Time For Three, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Xian Zhang Purchase the music (without talk) at: Letter for the Future (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaM…
 
Renowned composer/pianist Akira Kosemura's new EP is a collaborative project with acclaimed fashion house Takahiromiyashita. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Pause (almost equal to) Play (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and…
 
John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma renew their celebrated, decades-long collaboration and friendship with A Gathering of Friends. The album is comprised of two acclaimed concert works the composer wrote for the cellist, plus selections from his film scores for Schindler’s List, Lincoln, and Munich. Featuring Williams himself conducting the New York Philhar…
 
Byrn Terfel's 2011 recital with pianist Llyr Williams. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Bryn Terfel - The Verbier Recital (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMus…
 
Purchase the music (without talk) at: Sopranista (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonici…
 
Heinz Holliger’s “dream opera” Lunea (2017), subtitled Lenau-Szenen in 23 Lebensblättern [Lenau scenes in 23 leaves from a life], with a libretto by Händl Klaus, is the Swiss composer’s most complex piece of music theatre to date. It is also a work that continues the sequence of biographical ‘portraits’ delineated in Holliger’s remarkable recording…
 
According to an introduction by Ray Bradbury to a CD of a re-recording of the film score by William Stromberg conducting the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Bradbury had suggested Bernard Herrmann to Truffaut. Bradbury had visited the set of Torn Curtain, meeting Alfred Hitchcock and Herrmann. When Truffaut contacted Bradbury for a conference about his …
 
During the First Crusade, Armide ensnares her enemy the Christian knight Renaud with her magic spells. The moment she raises her dagger to kill him, she finds herself falling in love with him. She casts a spell to make him love her in return. Upon returning to her castle, she cannot bear that Renaud's love is only the work of enchantment. She calls…
 
A large organ, brass, and drums play powerful and complicated works. What could be better? E Power Biggs would be proud! Purchase the music (without talk) at: Live from Vienna (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedge…
 
Late Bloomers by Roman Nagel Purchase the music (without talk) at: Roman Nagel: Late Bloomers (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGra…
 
Music for Growing Flowers by Erland Cooper Purchase the music (without talk) at: Erland Cooper: Music for Growing Flowers (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAli…
 
Violin Concerto No. 2 Theme from "The Long Goodbye" Han Solo and the Princess Marion's Theme Purchase the music (without talk) at: John Williams: Violin Concerto No. 2 (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #Cl…
 
Violinist Itamar Zorman releases a new album Violin Odyssey. Born out of Zorman’s 2020 live-streamed video series Hidden Gems, while the world was locked down and live concerts were stalled, the album is a virtual voyage around the world that yielded the discovery of much lesser-known and rarely played works for violin. From this musical treasure t…
 
Sofiane Pamart, the Piano King, presents Letter, his new album. After Planet, his first successful solo opus, Sofiane Pamartcomposed and wrote 18 songs that he affectionately dedicates to its listeners. Letter, or his letter of love and thanks to his audience. This album was mainly composed in Asia. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Sofiane Pam…
 
Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Mozart bring out the Italian spirit in their compositions. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Musa Italiana (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepC…
 
Pianist/Composer Chad Lawson invites all of us to sit down, relax for the next 15 minutes and think of the people in our lives that are irreplaceable. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Irreplaceable (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music F…
 
Lambert takes a positive spin on the future. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Lambert: Open (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @CMDHedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMD…
 
Fragments, a new annual invitation from Deutsche Grammophon for twelve leading electronic artists to respond to a single composer. From ambient music to conceptual art, minimalism to rock, Satie’s music made its mark. Pièces Froides: II. Danses De Travers (Rework)5:32 Gymnopédie No. 3 (Rework)5:36 Gnossienne No. 1 (Nostalgia Remix)5:41 Efantillages…
 
Rameau's first attempt at comic opera, the plot concerns an ugly water nymph who believes that Jupiter, the king of the gods, is in love with her. The work was initially called a ballet bouffon, though it was later styled a comédie lyrique, putting it in the same category as Rameau's Les Paladins. It was written for the celebrations of the wedding …
 
Ólafur Arnalds is an artist that plays comfortably, but innovatively, in the space between classical and electronic. As the first modern classical composer to be nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Recording Grammy, the trailblazing artist has released the live audio from his popular Sunrise Session. First recorded in 2020, the session embraced…
 
This unique conductor/daughter and violinist/mother collaboration are particularly fitting as Still cherished family and his music are deeply personal. Known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers,” Still hoped “that my music may serve a purpose larger than mere music. If it will help in some way to bring about better interracial understanding in …
 
Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra is a 25-minute concerto for orchestra &animated film that flies through the instruments of the orchestra to explore the age-old connection between creativity and technology. PhilharmoniaFantastique is a collaboration between composer and DJ Mason Bates, Oscar-winning director and sound designer …
 
8 hours of music by Richard Strauss. Conducted by Andris Nelsons Tracklisting: Dance of the Seven Veils Four Symphonic Interludes from "Intermezzo" Der Rosenkavalier - Concert Suite for Orchestra Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Don Juan Burlesque Don Quixote Also sprach Zarathustra An Alpine Symphony Macbeth Death and Transfiguration A Hero's Life…
 
8 hours of music by Richard Strauss. Conducted by Andris Nelsons Tracklisting: Symphonic Fantasy from "The Woman Without a Shadow" Aus Italien Festival Prelude for Organ and Orchestra Purchase the music (without talk) at: Strauss (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica In…
 
8 hours of music by Richard Strauss. Conducted by Andris Nelsons Tracklisting: Dance of the Seven Veils Four Symphonic Interludes from "Intermezzo" Der Rosenkavalier - Concert Suite for Orchestra Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Don Juan Burlesque Don Quixote Also sprach Zarathustra An Alpine Symphony Macbeth Death and Transfiguration A Hero's Life…
 
8 hours of music by Richard Strauss. Conducted by Andris Nelsons Tracklisting: Dance of the Seven Veils Four Symphonic Interludes from "Intermezzo" Der Rosenkavalier - Concert Suite for Orchestra Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Don Juan Burlesque Don Quixote Also sprach Zarathustra An Alpine Symphony Macbeth Death and Transfiguration A Hero's Life…
 
8 hours of music by Richard Strauss. Conducted by Andris Nelsons Tracklisting: Dance of the Seven Veils Four Symphonic Interludes from "Intermezzo" Der Rosenkavalier - Concert Suite for Orchestra Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Don Juan Burlesque Don Quixote Also sprach Zarathustra An Alpine Symphony Macbeth Death and Transfiguration A Hero's Life…
 
Featuring Music by 13 Women Composers, with a selection of Pieces Specially Written for Her, plus works by Hildegard of Bingen, Beyoncé, Hildur Gudnaðóttir, Anna Meredith, and more. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Mari Samuelsen (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musi…
 
The complete out-of-print score to Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain." The unused score caused the breakup of Hitchcock and Herrmann. Purchase the music (without talk) at: Herrmann: Torn Curtain (the Unused Score) (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support our show! Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Musi…
 
Castor et Pollux (Castor and Pollux) is an opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau, first performed on 24 October 1737 by the Académie royale de musique at its theatre in the Palais-Royal in Paris. The librettist was Pierre-Joseph-Justin Bernard, whose reputation as a salon poet it made. This was the third opera by Rameau and his second in the form of the tr…
 
Mari Samuelsen’s latest Deutsche Grammophon album explores the phenomenon on which so much of life on earth depends. Lys–Norwegian for “Light”–presents music by thirteen female composers, from Hildegard of Bingen to Hildur Guðnadóttir, combining specially commissioned works with new arrangements of existing pieces. The fourteen tracks are woven tog…
 
Mỹ Lai centers on Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson, the U.S. Army helicopter pilot who intervened in the U.S. Army massacre of over 500 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians – nearly half of them children – in the hamlet of Mỹ Lai on March 16, 1968. Appalled by what he saw, Thompson interceded by reporting the incident, landing his helicopter between the…
 
Freddie De Tommaso is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and won First Prize, the Plácido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 2018 Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona. He was a member of the Young Singer Academy at the Salzburg Festival in 2018 and went on to join the studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper f…
 
The distinguished New York-based composer-pianist Bruce Wolosoff synthesizes traditional tonal idioms with lifelong enthusiasms for jazz, blues, and rock music, creating a distinct musical language that speaks to the heart, but is unmistakably contemporary. His soaring, soulful melodies are strikingly suited to the cello, “in some ways my favorite …
 
Japanese flutist and model Cocomi will release her debut album de l’amour, featuring renowned musicians including David Garrett, Miloš, and Ray Chen. Cocomi selected ten classical masterpieces that she loves for her debut album de l’amour, including Massenet’s ‘Méditation’ from Thaïs, Fauré’s ‘Sicilienne’, and Gounod’s ‘Ave Maria’, which were arran…
 
Symphony No. 86 in D major (1786) Symphony No. 87 in A major (1786) Symphony No. 88 in G major (1787) Symphony No. 89 in F major (1787) Symphony No. 90 in C major (1788) Sylvia Wagner - conductor CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase the music (without talk) at: Haydn: Symphonies 86 - 90 (classicalsavings.com) Your purchase helps to support o…
 
Hippolyte et Aricie (Hippolytus and Aricia) was the first opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau. It was premiered to great controversy by the Académie Royale de Musique at its theatre in the Palais-Royal in Paris on October 1, 1733. The French libretto, by Abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, is based on Racine's tragedy Phèdre. The opera takes the traditional for…
 
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