40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos 40th Anniversary Celebration

June 2, 2013

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As part of their 40th year anniversary Delos Music is offering a 3 CD set of 40 tracks for $16.99 with an additional thirteen encore selections available as a separate digital download through their website www.delosmusic.com for $11.99 in July 2013.

Beginning in 1973 with an LP recording of the Scarlatti Sonatas performed by brilliant Harpsichordist Malcolm Hamilton who Sir John Barbirolli was quoted as saying that “Malcolm is doubtless Bach’s twenty first child” is still available as a 2 for 1 on Delos CD 1001 but not included in the celebration release.

The program on the release is as varied as the Delos catalog has been over the last 40 years with a specific program or theme for each of the three CD’s. Number one concentrates on orchestral material, number two are great soloists performing arias, and the final CD is made up of soloists. From the VRR recordings of the recording engineer John Eargle to the fine recordings of James DePriest it is all included in this nearly four hour compilation of material which leaves no stone unturned. I hope you’ll enjoy this release as much as I do. It might just encourage you to explore the world of Delos.

CD1

1… Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96 (5:59)

2… Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95

3… Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1 (1:32)

4… Khachaturian: Spartacus (8:46)

5… Korngold: The Sea Hawk (7:59)

6… Hanson: Fantasy-Variations on a Theme of Youth (11:42)

7… Copland: Lincoln Portrait (14:26)

8… Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory (4:47)

9…  Hovhaness: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (13:48)

CD2

1… Cilea: Adriana Acerbua (4:07)

2… LeonCavallo: Pagliacci (5:38)

3… Verdi: ll Trovatore (5:41)

4… Verdi: ll Trovatore (7:50)

5… Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (7:56)

6… Villa-Lobos: Forest of the Amazon (3:38)

7… Handel: Rinaldo (4:01)

8… Arensky: Raffaello (10:43)

9… Pakhmutova: Tenderness (2:54)

10. Copland: Pastorale (2:27)

11. Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (2:40)

12. Abel: The Dream Gallery (11:39)

13. Feel the Spirit (2:37)

14. Going to Chicago Blues (Rushing and Basie) (4:51)

CD3

1… Prokofiev: March in B-flat major (2:10)

2… Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (1:01)

3… Back Violin Sonata 3 (2:32)

4… Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (7:56)

5… Griffes: Roman Sketches (3:41)

6… Miao Mountain Morning (3:53)

7… Albeniz: Iberia (4:50)

8… Ravel:Rapsodie espagnole (6:00)

9… Debussy: Sonata for Flute (4:33)

10… Durufle: Requiem (3:27)

11… Rachmaninoff: Vespers (3:47)

12… Rachmaninoff: Vocalise (3:47)

13… Bunch: String Circle (4:26)

14… Kodaly: Sonata for Cello (10:37)

15… Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin (4:50)

16… Piazzolla: Oblivion (3:51)

17… El Diablo Suelto: Fernandez (4:16)

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