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Antonin Reichenauer - Requiem

Antonin Reichenauer (c. 1694-1730) a Prague based composer, well known in his time, but now virtually forgotten.  Conductor Marek Stryncl presents a selection of his religious works that show Reichenauer to be a composer of striking ...







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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.   


Beethoven and Schumann Violin Concertos

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Two very familiar concertos, sounding very different.  For this recording each concerto uses a reduced orchestra: 14 players in the Beethoven and 15 in the Schumann.  Milan Pala has composed new cadenzas for the first and third movements of the Beethoven.  The second is composed by Jean Guillou.

Price: £12.54

CD No: PA 0188-2-132

Label: Pavlik Records

Format: CD

Eniko Ginzery - Contemporary Music for Cimbalom

Hans Joachim Hespos

The cimbalom may evoke the sound of an Hungarian Folk band, or, Kodaly's Hary Janos.  That is not the sound here, as Eniko Ginzery explores where the cimbalom can go when presented with a group of composers keen to exploit the possibilities of this ancient instrument.

Price: £10.54

CD No: HV 0054-2-331


Format: CD

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.  

Price: £12.54

CD No: PA 0187-2-131

Label: Pavlik Records

Format: CD