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Classical Picks of the Week - August 29, 2001

 

Jason Serinus

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Welcome to a new feature of our website. Each week, we will suggest two new classical releases whose musical and sonic potential merits your consideration. Whenever possible, website and distributor  information will also be included.

MOZART: QUARTETS K. 499 & K. 589 ▪ QUATUOR MOSAIQUES ▪  NAIVE ASTREE E 8834

Distributed by Harmonia Mundi: http://www.harmoniamundi.com

Two of Mozart's great, final string quartets, performed on period instruments by an esteemed Quartet. Expect refined musicianship, clear sound, and enormous pleasure.


RESPIGHI: BELKIS, QUEEN OF SHEBA; DANCE OF THE GNOMES; THE PINES OF ROME ▪  EIJI OUE ▪  MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA ▪ REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-95CD



Available from Reference Recordings: 1-800-336-8866, http://www.referencerecordings.com

Release Date: September 4

Another Prof. Johnson HDCD 24-bit disc, undoubtedly stunning in its impact. A few years back, Sony gave Maazel's colorful The Pines of Rome the two-mike treatment. Let's see which recording is more successful.
 

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