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Christmas Day Special

Andrew McGregor presents a special edition, rounding up new releases from composers celebrating their anniversary in 2010. Including Pergolesi, Barber, Mahler, Schumann and Chopin.

Andrew McGregor introduces a special Christmas Day edition of CD Review, rounding up some of the year's new releases from composers celebrating their anniversary in 2010, with extracts from:

PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina in C minor; Violin Concerto
Rachel Harnisch, Julia Kleiter (soprano), Sara Mingardo (contralto) / Giuliano Carmignola (violin) / Orchestra Mozart / Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Archiv 477 8077 (CD)

MAHLER: Symphony No.4
Sarah Fox (soprano) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Charles Mackerras
Signum Classics SIGCD 219 (CD)

CHOPIN: Polonaise-Fantaisie Op.61; 2 Nocturnes Op.62; Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise Op.22; 12 Etudes Op.10
Nelson Goerner, piano
Wigmore Hall Live WHLive 0039 (CD)

“Barber conducts Barber”
BARBER: Symphony No.2; Cello Concerto; Medea Suite
Zara Nelsova (cello) / New Symphony Orchestra of London / Samuel Barber (conductor)
Naxos 8.111358 (CD)

BERNSTEIN: Serenade; BLOCH: Baal Shem; BARBER: Violin Concerto
Vadim Gluzman (violin) / Sao Paolo SO / John Neschling (conductor)
BIS-SACD-1662 (Hybrid SACD)

CHOPIN: Mazurkas etc.
Cedric Tiberghien (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902073 (CD)

SCHUBERT: Symphony No.4 “Tragic”; MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
Hilde Rossel-Majdan (mezzo-soprano) / Waldemar Kmentt (tenor) / Vienna Philharmonic / Rafael Kubelik (conductor)
Orfeo C 820 102 B (2 CDs)

SCHUMANN: Symphonies Nos.1-4
Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie / Frank Beermann (conductor)
CPO 777 536-2 disc 2 (2 Hybrid SACDs)

PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater; Flute Concerto in G; Sinfonia in F; Salve Regina in F minor
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) / Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) / Florilegium
Channel Classics CCS SA 29810 (Hybrid SACD)

PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina in C minor etc.
Anna Prohaska (soprano) / Bernarda Fink (alto) / Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902072 (CD)

SOLOMON plays works by Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Chopin and Brahms
Solomon (piano)
Audite 23.422 (2 CDs)

MAHLER: “The People’s Edition” – Symphonies Nos. 1-10
Various artists incl.: Vienna Philharmonic / Berlin Philharmonic / Chicago SO / Bavarian RSO / Leonard Bernstein / Claudio Abbado / Rafael Kubelik / Zubin Mehta / Georg Solti / Herbert von Karajan / Riccardo Chailly / Carlo Maria Giulini
DGG 477 9260 (13 CDs)

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