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  • 2Cellos 2Cellos Quick View

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    2Cellos

    Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to Pop and Rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC. Their debut album is a thrilling collection of chart-topping Rock and Pop songs performed in their signature style.


    2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson's ''Smooth Criminal'' took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour. The song charted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2CELLOS' debut album in the Top 100.


    In addition to many sold out solo tours (US, Japan, Europe) and collaborations with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael, the duo have also appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor and many others. Together with the Chinese classical superstar pianist Lang Lang, they appeared at the CCTV New Year's Gala for more than 1 billion viewers.

    1. Where The Streets Have No Name
    2. Misirlou (Theme From Pulp Fiction)
    3. Use Somebody
    4. Smooth Criminal
    5. Fragile
    6. The Resistance
    7. Hurt
    8. Welcome To The Jungle
    9. Human Nature
    10. Viva La Vida
    11. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    12. With Or Without You
    2Cellos
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  • Plays The Music Of John Williams Plays The Music Of John Williams Quick View

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    Plays The Music Of John Williams

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    PVC Protective Sleeve

    Includes 4-Page Booklet

    15th Anniversary

    Unique Collaboration Between John Williams And Yo-yo Ma

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!

    Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams is a 2002 album of John Williams compositions performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles.

    For an instrument with such rich expressive powers, the cello has long suffered from a shortage of great concertos. Leave it to John Williams, the composer best known for his popular, emotionally charged scores to Star Wars, ET, and many other blockbuster movies, to ride to the rescue with a new Cello Concerto, an intense, expressive, and rhythmically vital offering tailor-made for Yo-Yo Ma's dexterous touch.

    Like the composer's Violin Concerto, this one is imbued with impressionistic textures and colors, but there's also a hard-driving, modern edge. Call it 21st-century Ravel. Williams wrote the concerto with Ma in mind, and it's a test of even Ma's formidable technique. It also boasts powerful orchestral writing, especially for the percussion and brass.

    Three other premieres are included on the album as well. The Elegy for Cello and Orchestra is a lyrical and atmospheric tone poem, with shades of FaurÉ at every turn of phrase. The expressionistic Three Pieces for Solo Cello, though, seem more akin to Benjamin Britten's solo cello suites in their abstract, concentrated intensity. Heartwood is another tender and sensitive reverie. It gradually builds in strength but ends as it began, with a whisper of tranquil serenity.

    Ma's virtuosity is dazzling, and his engagement with the music is typically deep. He makes clear that Williams's music isn't just for the movies; indeed, with his new concerto, Williams has done the cello a great service.

    Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. A 4-page booklet with an extensive story written by John Williams is included.

    LP 1
    1. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
    - I. Theme and Cadenza
    - II. Blues
    - III. Scherzo
    - IV. Song
    2. Elegy for Cello And Orchestra


    LP 2
    1. Three Pieces for Solo Cello
    - I. Rosewood
    - II. Pickin'
    - III. the Long Way North
    2. Heartwood

    Yo-Yo Ma
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  • Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (Awaiting Repress) Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (Awaiting Repress)

    Includes 3 Bonus Tracks Never Before Available


    Take four cellos, mix with a quartet of Finnish classical-music students who possess a note-for-note knowledge of metal giants Metallica, and beat gently. Viola! You have a truly stirring album that provides tangible evidence of the dramatic passages and intricate arrangements that classical music and heavy metal share.


    On Enter Sandman and Creeping Death, the exquisite playing of the cellists intensifies the darkness and emotion of Metallica. In the process the strength and versatility of the group's songwriting is given more credence.


    Perhaps the most remarkable element of the album is the faithfulness that's shown to the original songs, right down to faultlessly following the vocal melodies. With Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, Apocalyptica have proved that the universal language of good music is unbound by genre. Here is a clever concept brilliantly realized.


    --Steffan Chirazi

    1. Enter Sandman
    2. Master Of Puppets
    3. Harvester Of Sorrow
    4. The Unforgiven
    5. Sad But True
    6. Creeping Death
    7. Wherever I May Roam
    8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    9. Battery (Bonus Track)
    10. Nothing Else Matters (Bonus Track)
    11. Seek And Destroy (Bonus Track)
    Apocalyptica
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  • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Speakers Corner) Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Speakers Corner)

    The world of music expects something special from the dedicatees of major compositions, especially when the honoured person himself performs the work either on stage or in the recording studio. Among such personages is Mstislav Rostropovich, the great maestro of the cello, who studied and successfully collaborated with Dmitri Shostakovich while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory and who later gave the premiere performances of his Cello Concertos.



    The Cello Concerto No. 2 from 1966 was composed around the same time as the highly emotional choral Symphonies Nos. 13 and 14 and displays a similar character of gloom and grim drama. The soloist presents the dark theme out of the depths and soon enters into brighter regions full of aggressive layers of sound. A wild conflict between soloist and orchestra follows, whereby the forced gaiety of the cello rages.
    As a contrast, the soloist is in perfect harmony with the piano in Glazunov's Chant du MÉnestrel. Supported by warm chords, Rostropovich lets his instrument soar to the heights in a cultivated and thoughtful fashion and proves once again that he is truly a great interpreter of Russian music.




    Recording: August 1975 at Boston Symphony Hall by Hans-Peter Schweigmann

    Production: Thomas Mowrey




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2
    Alexander Glazounov: Chant du Menestrel - Mstislav Rostropovich and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa
    Dmitri Shostakovitch
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  • Cello Concertos Cello Concertos Quick View

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    Cello Concertos

    The greatest cellist of modern time -- well, who could argue with a statement like that? After all, Mstislav Rostropovich is a supreme virtuoso, a charismatic performer, and a sublime interpreter and virtually every one of his recordings is as good as it gets for the repertoire. The key word, of course, is virtually: while Rostropovich's Dvorák concerto with Karajan, his Beethoven sonatas with Richter, his Brahms sonatas with Serkin, and above all his Shostakovich sonata with Shostakovich are definitive, can one say the same of his Boccherini, Vivaldi, and Tartini concertos with Paul Sacher? Or could one say that Rostropovich does not so much play the music of the great Italian Baroque composers as overwhelm it, that his virtuosity, his charisma, and his interpretations are more than the music can bear and that the listener is left not with fond memories of the music but instead with the overpowering impression of an unstoppable musical personality having his way with the music. The results are initially awe-inspiring but may ultimately prove to some to be empty. Accompanied -- the more appropriate word might be enabled -- by Sacher and the Collegium Musicum ZÜrich, the greatest cellist of modern times came, saw, and conquered the finest cello concertos of Baroque times. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to the listener.

    - All Music Guide


    Musicians:

    Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

    Side 1:
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Concerto for Violoncello and Strings No. 2 in D major
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro


    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in C major (P. 31)
    4. Allego
    5. Largo
    6. Allegro


    Side 2:
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Concerto for Violoncello and Strings in A major
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegro assai


    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in G Major (P. 120)
    4. Allegro
    5. Largo
    6. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi
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  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 Quick View

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    Dvorak: Cello Concerto & Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1

    This key recording is being released on double LP as part of the celebration of Rostropovich - Cellist of the Century.
    LP 1
    1. Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro
    2. Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: II. Adagio ma non troppo


    LP 2
    1. Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: III. Finale (Allegro moderato)
    2. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: Allegro non troppo
    3. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: Allegretto con moto
    4. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: Allegro non troppo

    Mstislav Rostropovich
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  • Janos Starker Dvorak Cello Concerto (Pre-Order) Janos Starker Dvorak Cello Concerto (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Janos Starker Dvorak Cello Concerto (Pre-Order)


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!


    Renowned cellist Janos Starker is joined by The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati for this 1962 recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto alongside Bruch's Kol Nidrei.


    Features:

    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    Musicians:

    Janos Starker, cello

    The London Symphony Orchestra

    Antal Dorati, conductor


    Recorded July 1962 at Wembley Town Hall, London.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Antonin Dvorak - Violoncello Concerto
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio Ma Non troppo
    3. Final (Alelgro Moderato)
    Max Bruch
    4.Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
    Antal Dorati & The London Symphony Orchestra
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  • Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano and Cello (Speakers Corner) Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano and Cello (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano and Cello (Speakers Corner)

    Possessing a complete recording of Beethoven's Cello Sonatas gives far more satisfaction than merely having the set to fill the shelves. On the one hand it offers one the opportunity to compare Beethoven's art of composition at various stages in his life. And on the other hand one can already recognise in the early Opus 5 how he breaks with the traditional sonata in which the solo instrument merely provides an accompaniment and treats the two instruments as equal partners in the creation of the movements.



    Richter and Rostropovich devote themselves to their task with verve and freshness. The two early works are marked by the rich and full sound of the cello and an elegantly performed piano part, while the two Russian musicians foster a contemplative, introverted style in the A major Sonata. This respectful approach also lends itself well to the C major Sonata where the free, fantasia-like character with wide-ranging shading is shown off to advantage. Beethoven's break with the traditional sonata-form layout is carried to extremes in the D major Sonata, where the cello ignores the powerful theme on the piano in the first movement. The work's brittleness is effectively revealed by the two musicians in the transition from the sensitive Adagio to the austere, freely worked final Fugato, while their resolute and analytical approach to the work and technical prowess on their instruments is highly rewarding.



    Musicians:



    • Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

    • Sviatoslav Richter (piano)



    Recording: June 1962 at RosenhÜgel Studios, Vienna, and July 1961 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, by C.R. Fine

    Production: Harold Lawrence



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 1 in F, Op. 5 No. 1

    2. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No.2
    3. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 3 in A, op. 69
    4. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 4 in C, op. 102 No. 1
    5. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 5 in D, op. 102 No. 2
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    $69.99
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  • Britten / Schumann - Cello Sonata (Speakers Corner) Britten / Schumann - Cello Sonata (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Britten / Schumann - Cello Sonata (Speakers Corner)

    The cello has always been held in high esteem for its warm, noble timbre and range of expression. So it is no wonder that numerous solo pieces have been written for the instrument. In this recording, the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, together with the great Benjamin Britten at the piano, have left the accustomed pathway to perform three less well-known - but nevertheless excellent - works from the 19th and 20th century.



    Robert Schumann's FÜnf StÜcke im Volkston allows the cellist to bring out the whole beauty of his instrument. Well-paced tempi, a crystal-clear tone, and an exquisitely precise piano part emphasize the unique character of this music - a work which points the way towards modern times.



    The mysterious tonal and harmonic world of the Impressionists is evoked by Debussy's Sonata for Piano and Cello. Written in the aftermath of the First World War, it reflects human tragedy and a feeling of oppression and anxiety.



    Britten's Cello Sonata was tailormade for Rostropovich and dedicated to the great cellist. The two musicians, both of them technical perfectionists, provide an inspired performance - beginning with the thrilling dialogue of the very first bars, via a lyrical elegy, right up to the gripping Finale in 6/8 time. To sum it up: top marks for music, tonal quality and choice of repertoire.





    Musicians:



    • Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

    • Benjamin Britten (piano)






    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Mstislav Rostropovich
    $34.99
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  • Brahms - Sonata for Cello and Piano (Speakers Corner) Brahms - Sonata for Cello and Piano (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Brahms - Sonata for Cello and Piano (Speakers Corner)

    The original pressing just doesn't hold a candle to this re-issue! Lovingly re-mastered from the original Mercury Living Presence analog tapes, Speakers Corner has done an astounding job on this album. Hear Starkers bold and natural cello and Seboks piano reproduced with perfect clarity and tonality. The performances are exceptional; lively and heartfelt. The sound quality is purely first rate. Outstanding music, impeccably performed, and the sound quality is the best youll hear! It just doesnt get better than this!



    Brahms' Cello and Piano Sonatas could well be described as 'romantic expression dressed in classical garb,' filled as they are with the same musical philosophy that is to be found in many of his instrumental works. Although 21 years lay between the two compositions, Brahms remained true to the formal musical language of the Viennese masters, and this brought him and other composers of his time the reproach of imitating Beethoven.



    The unmistakable personal style of Brahms is reflected in the sweeping first movement which is in the manner of a serious song and calls for sensitive but by no means feeble bowing. Starker's wiry, austere playing keeps a check on any excessive emotion and instead brings the music to life in great detail.



    Musicians:



    • Janos Starker (cello)

    • Gyorgy Sebok (piano)




    Recording: June 1964 at Watford Town Hall, London, by C.R.Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Harold Lawrence




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, op. 38

    2. Allegro Non Troppo

    3. Allegretto Quasi Minuetto

    4. Allegro


    5. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, op. 99

    6. Allegro Vivace

    7. Adagio Affetuoso

    8. Allegro Passionato

    9. Allegro Molto

    Johannes Brahms
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner)

    Anyone who takes an interest in Schubert's late works will sooner or later come across clichÉ-like interpretations of his music that have been associated with a foreboding of his early death. Robert Schumann on the other hand was more objective when he looked at the score of Schubert's two great Piano Trios: he characterised that in E flat major as effectual, masculine and dramatic, and the sister work in B flat major as languishing, feminine and lyrical. Both masterpieces have in common highly varied movements, which must be approached with great insight, a deeply felt sustained lyricism, and a courageous approach as regards the bold themes. That this recording with the Beaux Arts Trio has taken on a benchmark status might well lie in the fact that the three musicians amalgamate romantic fire with analytical aplomb which results in Schubert pure. With their non-stop ebb and flow of melodies, wonderfully indulgent sound colouring and a fiery tour de force through the miraculously winding harmonic paths, the Beaux Arts Trio prove themselves to be among the very best of all Schubert interpreters.



    Having taken their final bow at a concert in Leipzig in September 2009 after 54 years, the time is certainly ripe for an audiophile re-release of this superb recording.





    Recording: February 1966





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Piano Trio In B Flat Major Sonata
    2. Piano Trio In E Flat Major Notturno
    3. Piano Trio In B Flat Major OP. 99
    4. Piano Trio In E Flat Major OP. 100
    Franz Schubert
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Schumann and Lalo - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Schumann and Lalo - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schumann and Lalo - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner)

    Schumann rapidly composed his Cello Concerto in only two weeks during an extremely productive creative phase. Its first performance was quite another story. Although the piece was written first and foremost for this beautiful instrument, so Schumann, no cellist showed any desire to perform the work in concert. Initially the cellist Robert Bockmhl from Frankfurt had shown interest in the piece, but then declined to play it after Schumann had refused to comply with his wishes for certain changes. This led to the unfortunate fact that Schumann did not live to see the work's premiere. Things went quite differently with Edouard Lalo, who described himself as a self-taught composer; an excellent cellist himself, Lalo could be sure that his work would be heard in the concert hall.



    Both works are connected by the pioneering attempt to establish the cello as a solo instrument in concert life in the 19th century. Right from the fifth bar of the Schumann concerto Janos Starker is able to display his mastership in the expansive main theme. He enjoys to the full the opportunities to explore the instrument's range of tone and expression, and this he does with clarity and a full tone. In the Lalo too he demonstrates his absolute virtuosity: in the lyrical passages he delights us with a melting cantabile, in the Saltarello finale he demonstrates his perspicacity and fills the triumphant writing with elegance and tonal resonance. Luckily this music has found its way to one of today's most outstanding cellists.




    Recording: July 1962 at Watford Town Hall, United Kingdom, by C. Robert Fine

    Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine and Harold Lawrence




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Robert Schumann: Concerto for cello and orchestra in A minor, op. 129
    2. Édouard Lalo: Concerto for cello and orchestra in D minor
    Janos Starker
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  • Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure) Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure)

    Oscar Pettiford became a major influence on a number of jazz artists along with fellow bassists Jimmy Blanton and Charles Mingus. This album titles as Volume 2 or Another One, Pettiford's third album as a leader for the Bethlehem label, was recorded in 1955. This exceptional date features the horns of Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal, Bob Brookmeyer, Gigi Gryce, and Jerome Richardson. Highlights include the Pettiford-penned Bohemia After Dark, named after the club in Greenwich Village and acknowledged as a jazz standard, Stardust, featuring Pettiford's poetic bass faintly accompanied by pianist Don Abney, and Minor Seventh Heaven, with Pettiford switching to cello. This is not just a bebop date; Pettiford had the range to incorporate influences like Duke Ellington and calypso, creating a full, lyrical band sound that matched his bass playing. Pettiford's legacy was cut short after he passed away suddenly in 1958 in Copenhagen at the age of 37.

    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (trumpet)

    • Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)

    • Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, clarinet)

    • Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute)

    • Don Abney (piano)

    • Oscar Pettiford (bass. cello)

    • Osie Johnson (drums)



    Recording: August 1955 in New York City



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Kamman's A-Comin
    2. Minor 7th Heaven
    3. Stardust
    4. Bohemia After Dark
    5. Oscalypso
    6. Scorpio
    7. Titoro
    8. Don't Squawk
    9. Another One
    Oscar Pettiford
    $34.99
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  • Nostalgia Suite Nostalgia Suite Quick View

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    Nostalgia Suite

    The Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet made two albums for the A & M label in 1971 and 1973, The group's name presented a puzzle to some people. It seemed to connote four celli. In fact it was a chamber group built around the sound of one cello, that of the brilliant Edgar Lustgarten, and featuring the virtuosic piano of Kellaway, the powerful and sensitive bass of Chuck Domanico, and the rich, coloristic percussion of Emil Richards. Roger wrote all the group's music.


    ''The idea,'' Roger says, ''was for it to be a marriage of wood - cello, marimba, bass, and piano. Also, I wanted to prove that a band of that instrumentation had the flexibility to do anything. And I was afraid the drums would fill up the spaces between the instruments, which is why we didn't have a drummer.''


    But throughout the life of the Cello Quartet, Roger maintained a second group, a trio, whose purpose was (among other things) hard swinging. Roger was actually somewhat afraid of putting the two concepts together, but in time he began to feel a need to do so. And at this point, drummer and percussionist Joe Porcaro became a member of the group, thereby transforming it into the Cello Quintet. Joe is, in addition to being a fine jazz drummer, a symphony percussionist. He and Emil Richards are both natives of Hartford, Conn., and in fact went to high school together. Joe played with the Hartford Symphony. It is this background Roger feels, that makes him so sensitive to the purposes and textures of the Cello Quartet - pardon, Quintet. ''If the drummer can't hear the cello'', Roger said, ''then he's playing too loud. And Joe is simply perfect for this group.''


    Porcaro, in fact, does one of the most difficult things a drummer can be called on to do: he swings quietly. It is a natural physiological tendency of a drummer (or any instrumentalist, for that matter) to push when he is involved in the high energy of swinging. Any musician knows that it is harder to play softly than loud. But I think it is particularly difficult for a jazz drummer to put out an excited and exciting pulse softly. Certainly few drummers can do it. Joe is one who can. ''Another thing,'' Roger says. ''Joe works beautifully with Emil, and this gives Emil more freedom to play melodic instruments, such as chimes. And Joe's abilities as a percussionist mean that at times we can have two percussion players.''


    ''The album represents only one aspect of why the drums were added. I've been interested in a maximum of versatility, and in a way the Nostalgia Suite was written to show the possibilities of swinging with the cello.''


    ''At this point in my life, when I?ve had 25 years or so of involvement with the pop market as well as with jazz and classical music, seeing so many of my colleagues beating their brains out trying to get a hit single, it almost seems novel that I've been able to hold onto my roots. I've dealt with the AM singles market too, but I've never forgotten where I came from, and that?s what the Nostalgia Suite is about.''


    ''There is no other piece in our repertoire like it, It is an entity unto itself. It is essentially a bebop piece, and it may come as a surprise to people who are familiar with the other albums. But it should not be considered the new sound of the group. I just wanted to hear bebop by the Cello Quartet.''


    ''As a matter of fact, we first did it with the Quartet, without drums, at Shelly's Manne Hole. Shelly couldn?t stand it. He'd grab a stick and start playing on Emil's cymbals. He kept saying, 'Man, this piece needs drums.' I began to think that perhaps he was right. Joe Porcaro was the logical choice, because he could, as an excellent percussionist, enable us to continue doing the mellow sounds of the group.''


    ''This album could be thought of, then, as an extension of the previous albums, a broadening out. The way I think about the group and the people in it is that we can do any kid of music from Jelly Roll Morton to Ravi Shankar to Luciano Berio.''


    ''I have never thought of the Cello Quartet and now the Quintet as a jazz or a classical band. It is its own band.''

    1. Ungh!
    2. Won't You Come and Feed Me
    3. The Escalator As Applied To Anti-War
    4. He Bluezd While She, In All Her Blessed Blather...Blushed
    5. May I Interest You In A Little Recreation While You Sleep? They Whispered
    6. Let's Cook It Right
    Roger Kellaway Cello Quintet
    $49.99
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    1,000 Years

    The new record began with the same surprise turn that started Corin Tucker's career back in 1991, ended Sleater-Kinney's 11-year year run in 2006 and inspired the punk-feminist rocker to redefine herself as a stay-at-home mom. It was early 2009, and Tucker was performing at a benefit show in her hometown of Portland, OR airing out a couple of new songs. Another benefit, and another pair of unheard tunes, followed a few weeks later. The reaction from friends, fans and perfect strangers was unanimous. Cue the wrenching rhythms and hard-angle melodies, the slashing guitars and wildly passionate vocals of 1,000 Years. Only now the hard edges come nestled in lush weaves of acoustic guitars, keyboards,interlocking percussion, even cellos and violins, which places 1,000 Years deep into Tucker's creative headwaters, another addition to her 20-year catalog of restless songs for restless spirits.
    1. 1,000 Years
    2. Half a World Away

    3. It's Always Summer

    4. Handed Love
    5. Doubt
    6. Dragon
    7. Riley
    8. Pulling Pieces
    9. Thrift Store Coats
    10. Big Goodbye
    11. Miles Away
    Corin Tucker Band, The
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  • Cult Cult Quick View

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    Cult

    Finnish cello-based heavy rockers Apocalyptica want to be remembered as the band that brought balls back to heavy metal and the band that did so in a unique way. Since its inception, the band has been mining the classical form and structure, coming up with something totally unpredictable and utterly unforgettable. Twenty years into an inimitable and formidable career, they are still reinventing themselves and finding new sources of inspiration. That's not easy to do!


    Originally released in 2001, Cult was a landmark album for Apocalyptica, showing off their compositional skills as they incorporated original material into their blend of Metallica covers, classical reinterpretations, and stunning cello acrobatics.

    1. Path
    2. Struggle
    3. Romance
    4. Pray!
    5. In Memoriam
    6. Hyperventilation
    7. Beyond Time
    8. Hope
    9. Kaamos
    10. Coma
    11. Hall of the Mountain King
    12. Until It Sleeps
    13. Fight Fire with Fire
    14. Path
    Apocalyptica
    $27.99
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    Jazz Composers Workshop #2

    Originally released as two 10" albums called Jazzical Moods, Jazz Composers' Workshop #2, was the result of one of Mingus' famed Jazz Workshop sessions, held in December 1954 and featuring Thad Jones (trumpet), John LaPorta (clarinet, alto sax) Teo Macero (tenor / baritone sax), Jackson Wiley (cello), and Clem DeRosa (drums). Mingus intended the Workshop as an outlet for young jazz composers, who might otherwise not be given the opportunity to record their own material, including Mingus' own compositions which, along with one composition by Teo Macero, are given center stage here. This LP, also features Mingus' debut on piano.


    1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    2. Four Hands
    3. The Spur Of The Moment / Echonitus
    4. Stormy Weather
    5. Minor Intrusion
    6. Abstractions
    7. Thrice Upon A Theme
    Charles Mingus
    $32.99
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  • Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (Awaiting Repress) Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (Awaiting Repress)

    150 Gram Vinyl


    Five years ago on May 6th, 2008 we released Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow. It was a different record for us. We had been invited to play at the Riceboy Sleeps art exhibit after party. It would be our first live show. Since it would just be the two of us performing we had to write material specific to the event. Of course it was intimidating because both Jonsi Birgisson from Sigur Rós and the gentle natured, multitalented Alex Somers would be sitting in the audience just a few feet away from us. Nothing to worry about though, they were absolute sweethearts. Jonsi toasted us in the middle of the set, which helped soothe our nerves, and you could sense their genuine appreciation for our performance. (On a personal note, my favorite memory was when Jonsi sang to me while we were just sitting around and talking about creating loops and soundscapes.)


    Andrew and I came back home and decided to create a record out of the music we had written for the after party. There were no beats on the record, just pure ambience and a few cellos added to sweeten things up. We finished recording and Jonsi and Alex asked if Riceboy Sleeps could create the artwork after we asked them for permission to use the title, Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow. So here we are now with a remastered version and and a gorgeous vinyl release. Why? When we brought the original recordings to the mastering session the title track had been bounced down at the wrong sample rate so it wasn't in an actual key. It was between two keys. When we performed it live we would play it in the proper key and it just sounded better to us. So we approached Taylor Deupree and asked him to do a new mix of the title track and remaster the whole record. The record now sounds like it's in 3D and the title track is now true to our original vision. So rich and warm. As for the vinyl Well a lot of you have been asking for vinyl from us so this is kind of a test to see how it goes. But the main reason is the artwork. Vinyl sized artwork by Riceboy Sleeps. It's gorgeous and it's just nice to be able to hold it in your hands. Not to mention the warm sound of vinyl. This is a unique recording within the Hammock catalog. Unique in the way it was created, in it's sonic texture and artwork.

    -Hammock

    1. Gold Star Mothers
    2. City In The Dust On My Window
    3. This Kind of Life Keeps Breaking Your Heart
    4. Mono No Aware
    5. Three Sisters
    6. Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow
    7. Elm
    8. Razorback Drug Town
    9. Eighty-Four Thousand Hymns
    10. We Will Say Goodbye To Everyone
    11. All Of Your Children Are Addicts
    Hammock
    $25.99
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  • Duo (Schumann, Debussy, Shostakovich, Brahms) Duo (Schumann, Debussy, Shostakovich, Brahms) Quick View

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    Duo (Schumann, Debussy, Shostakovich, Brahms)

    Two of today's most passionate and inspirational artists join forces in the recital programme that brought audiences to their feet at the Menuhin Festival in
    Gstaad in Summer 2011. The chemistry between HÉlène Grimaud and Sol Gabetta left critics and audiences nothing short of euphoric and this first duo
    recording captures the revelatory magic of their collaboration.


    This is the first time, that either artist has embarked on a dedicated duo recording project and it goes far beyond a traditional musical collaboration. Based
    on a rare understanding on many levels - musical, emotional and personal, this fresh and strong encounter does not even raise the question of who
    accompanies whom. Finding new musical insights in familiar work, HÉlène and Sol present masterpieces in new light.


    The album reprises the same programme the duo performed in Gstaad: Robert Schumann's FantasiestÜcke, Claude Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Johannes Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor and Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Cello and Piano.


    "Grimaud doesn't sound like most pianists: she is a reinventor of phrasings, a taker of chances Her albums aren't merely proficient tours through the
    repertoire; they are highly personal explorations that can stand out among dozens of rival performances. Her strongly interpretive playing has made her
    a favorite among many conductors and reviewers." (The New Yorker). HÉlène's recordings have been best-sellers on the Yellow Label with more than 800.000 units sold altogether to date.


    Like Grimaud, in addition to performing traditional repertoire with the world's great orchestras, Sol Gabetta is a champion of new works and a passionate
    musical collaborator. Argentine-French of Russian origin, Sol is a best-selling, chart-storming artist, who is regarded as one of the great cellists of our day,
    impressing with her intriguing, full-bodied approach and a charismatic, conquering personality.

    LP 1
    1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
    2. Lebhaft, leicht
    3. Rasch und mit Feuer
    4. Prologue (lent)
    5. SÉrÉnade (ModÉrÉment animÉ)
    6. Finale (AnimÉ)


    LP 2
    1. Allegro non troppo
    2. Allegretto quasi minuetto
    3. Allegro - Più presto
    4. Allegro non troppo
    5. Allegro
    6. Largo
    7. Allegro

    Grimaud / Gabetta
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    Blow Up

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI


    Mastered By Kevin Gray


    Mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Blow Up is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.


    Isao Suzuki's Blow-Up is virtuosity and class all rolled up into one. A great combination of upbeat blues and mellow grooves! The album was awarded Jazz of Japan Award and the Jazz Disk Award of Swing Journal in 1973.


    Musicians:

    Isao Suzuki - bass & cello

    Kunihiko Sugano - piano & Fender-piano

    George Otsuka - drums

    Takashi Mizuhashi - bass

    LP 1
    1. Aqua Marine
    2. Everything Happens To Me
    3. Blow Up


    LP 2
    1. Like It Is
    2. I Can't Get Started
    3. Low Flight

    Isao Suzuki
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  • Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa Quick View

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    Tabula Rasa

    The Berlin based Estonian Arvo PÄrt is one of the most important composers of the post-war era. His postmodern style is equally inspired by traditional as by new methods and has earned him the reputation of being a visionary.


    Tabula Rasa stands as one of his most widely-performed compositions, as well as a fine example of his mature style. At once reverent, bleak and timeless, rich with otherwordly harmonies, Tabula Rasa aptly displays exactly why Arvo PÄrt is regarded as one of the most exceptional composers of the late 20th century.


    This 2LP set from Vinyl Passion includes: Tabula Rasa - Concerto for 2 Violins, Prepared Piano and String Orchestra (1971); Symphony No. 1 'Poliphonic' (1964); Collage On The Theme B-A-C-H (1964); and Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. To Mstislav Rostropovich (1966).

    LP1:
    Tabula Rasa: Concerto for 2 Violins, Prepared Piano and String Orchestra (1971)
    1. Ludus
    2. Silentium


    LP2
    Symphony No. 1 'Poliphonic' (1964)
    1. Kanons
    2. Prelude and Fugue
    Collage On The Theme B-A-C-H (1964)
    3. Toccata
    4. Sarabande
    5. Ricercar
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. To Mstislav Rostropovich (1966)
    6. Maestoso
    7. Largo
    8. Allegro

    Arvo Part
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    Aventine (Awaiting Repress)

    'Aventine' is the second studio album from Agnes Obel. It is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album 'Philharmonics' (2010), which has sold 450,000 copies across Europe, achieving Platinum status in France and Belgium, five times Platinum in her native Denmark, where Agnes picked up five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011.


    Originally from Copenhagen, Agnes has lived in Berlin since 2006, where 'Aventine' was recorded at her Chalk Wood Studios between January and May this year. Like 'Philharmonics', the new album was written, arranged, and produced by Agnes, who provides piano and vocals. Anne M_ller, who has also played with Nils Frahm, adds cello, with Mika Posen of Timber Timbre playing the violin and viola on 'The Curse', 'Pass Them By' and 'Fivefold'. Robert Kondorossi of Budzillus plays guitar on 'Pass Them By'.


    While touring 'Philharmonics' I kept on getting all these ideas for recording, and I wanted to explore the cello and other string instruments says Agnes of 'Aventine'. I recorded everything quite closely, miking everything closely in a small room, with voices here, the piano here - everything is close to you. So it's sparse, but by varying the dynamic range of the songs I could create almost soundscapes. I was able to make something feel big with just these few instruments.

    1. Chord Left
    2. Fuel to Fire
    3. Dorian
    4. Aventine
    5. Run Cried the Crawling
    6. Tokka
    7. The Curse
    8. Pass Them By
    9.Words Are Dead
    10. Fivefold
    11. Smoke & Mirrors
    Agnes Obel
    $22.99
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    Dan Dyer Direct-To-Disc Volume 4

    Dan Dyer returns with two more volumes of the most incredible sounding, airy, textured recordings you could possibly find in the year 2011. This guy has original after original after original all killer, killer songs. Four volumes (combining his previous two D2D's with these latest two) feels more like scratching the surface than scraping the bottom of the barrel. Dyer is most definitely prolific.


    And talented...unbelievably talented. His voice conjures thoughts of Al Green, Stevie Wonder or Sly Stone. His songwriting is deeply introspective and serious.


    Dyer, who now lives in Austin, Texas, adds guitar and keyboards to his singing and is joined on these recordings by drums and backing vocals (Michael Hale) along with bass alternating with cello (Mark Williams).


    Previous to his APO direct-to-disc recordings, Dyers released records for Fat Caddy Records and for a Lenny Kravitz-run Warner Bros. imprint called Roxie Records.

    1. Sorry, Baby
    2. Words In My Head
    3. Where I'm Going
    4. Happier Than Ever
    5. Runnin' For Your Life
    6. Anne-Marie
    Dan Dyer
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    Dan Dyer Direct-To-Disc Volume 3

    Dan Dyer returns with two more volumes of the most incredible sounding, airy, textured recordings you could possibly find in the year 2011. This guy has original after original after original all killer, killer songs. Four volumes (combining his previous two D2D's with these latest two) feels more like scratching the surface than scraping the bottom of the barrel. Dyer is most definitely prolific.


    And talented...unbelievably talented. His voice conjures thoughts of Al Green, Stevie Wonder or Sly Stone. His songwriting is deeply introspective and serious.


    Dyer, who now lives in Austin, Texas, adds guitar and keyboards to his singing and is joined on these recordings by drums and backing vocals (Michael Hale) along with bass alternating with cello (Mark Williams).


    Previous to his APO direct-to-disc recordings, Dyers released records for Fat Caddy Records and for a Lenny Kravitz-run Warner Bros. imprint called Roxie Records.

    1. Two Caribou
    2. I Emerged A Man
    3. High Horse
    4. On The Side
    5. World Is Tumbling Down
    Dan Dyer
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