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Erberk Eryilmaz - Dances of the Yogurt Maker

American based Turkish composer, Erberk Eryilmaz (b. 1989) reinvents the string quartet on this amazing disc.  His six selections, all recent compositions, are rooted in Turkish Folk themes, wrapped in contemporary styles echoing Jazz, Classical and ...

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MSR Classics

CD No

MS 1785

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MSR Classics,  present British pianist James Brawn’s Odyssey through all Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which he is recording in Potton Hall, Suffolk, England.  Newly released Volume 6 features rarely heard Sonata 4, in E-flat Major, Sonata 11 in B-flat Major and Sonata 12 in A-flat Major.   

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Bela Keler - Son of the Homeland

Bela Keler

The Czechoslovak Chamber Duo are Pavel Burdych, violin and Zuzana Beresova, piano.  Bela Keler (1820 - 1882) held numerous musical positions in the Austro - Hungarian Empire.  The music he composed is evocative of that period. His Memory of Bardejov (Track 1) contains a dance theme composed by Keler, made famous by Brahms. 

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CD No: HV 0219-2-331

Label: Hevhetia

Format: CD

John Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

John Cage

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John Cage's (1912 - 1992) still very Contemporary Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano premiered in 1949.  Inside his prepared piano are screws, nails, rubber and other objects.  Nora Skuta studied this masterwork with John Cage during a visit he made to Slovakia.  Listen to Nora's introduction.  Recorded in SACD Surround Sound.  

 

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CD No: HV 0011-2-131

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Format: SACD

Jan Cikker - On Life - Symphonic Triptych

Jan Cikker

Jan Cikker (1911 - 1989), one of the most important 20th century Slovakian composers, wrote these symphonic poems during the Second World War.  They express pastoral sensations and the brutality that surrounded Cikker during these years.  This recording may be the only way to hear a complete performance of an important work.  

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CD No: PA 0187-2-131

Label: Pavlik Records

Format: CD