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Cello For Relaxation

Cello For Relaxation Lowest new price: $5.40
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Model: 2026039

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Agnus Dei: Music of Inner Harmony

Agnus Dei: Music of Inner Harmony Lowest new price: $5.41
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Brand: RHIP2
Model: 2113647

This is a collection of choral repertoire spanning 400 years including Agnus Dei, the choral setting of Barber's Adagio for Strings, and the world premiere of a new choral arrangement of the Nimrod movement from Elgar's Enigma Variations.

Beyond this recording's new age packaging and title is a splendid sampling of some of the world's finest choral music, sung by one of the world's outstanding choirs. This "anthology of sacred choral music" spans 400 years and includes such masterpieces as Allegri's Miserere, Bach's "Jesu, joy of man's desiring," and Barber's exquisite Agnus Dei, which is the composer's choral setting of his famous Adagio for Strings. Along the way we also hear Mozart's sublime "Ave verum corpus," Elgar's "Lux aeterna," and the Kyrie from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli. There has been a choir at England's New College, Oxford, since the year 1379, and this impressive line of experience shows in the intelligent, unfaltering, and finely polished performances by today's ensemble of 16 boys and 12 adults. --David Vernier

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Bach: The Art of Fugue / Musical Offering

Bach: The Art of Fugue / Musical Offering Lowest new price: $11.99
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Bach: The Art Of Fugue

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Model: 1993787

Bach, J S: 1. The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 2. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV547 3. Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV525 4. Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564 5. Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV530 6. Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565


  • "This is majestic playing, of a work that is austere but extraordinarily powerful, and gathers huge momentum under Walcha. There are also five other great works here, and the sound is most natural." --BBC Music Magazine
  • "One of the century's greatest interpreters of the organ music of J. S. Bach with an intuitive grasp of the composer's mind and intentions that never failed him" --The Guardian

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Bach: Mass in B minor

Bach: Mass in B minor Lowest new price: $12.08
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Model: 2022960

Robert Shaw's reading of the B Minor Mass is, in one sense at least, just what one would expect: sober and purposeful, beautifully shaped (Shaw is a master architect), it centers on the chorus. Like all of Shaw's choruses, the Atlanta group has that trademark richness of body and blend, and it sings with utter unanimity as though it were one great voice. Shaw opts for marginally broader tempos than those found in most period-instrument performances but is nowhere near as glacial as some interpreters. Yet oddly enough, the approach seems more idealized, and less passionate and expressive, than one might expect from a conductor famous for giving his singers adrenaline rushes. Proof again that one should expect the unexpected from Shaw, as well as the expected. It's part of his fascination. --Ted Libbey

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50 Most Loved Piano Classics [3 CD]

50 Most Loved Piano Classics [3 CD] Lowest new price: $16.52
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Model: 2032294

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 30-AUG-2005

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Christmas With Leontyne Price

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Leontyne Price's heavenly soprano lights up 13 holiday favorites on this wonderful 1961 album recorded in Vienna: Silent Night; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; O Tannenbaum; Ave Maria; O Holy Night; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; It Came upon a Midnight Clear , and more!

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Albinoni: Adagio / Pachelbel: Canon

Albinoni: Adagio / Pachelbel: Canon Lowest new price: $8.83
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Bach: Goldberg Variations

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Listen to the music first! Perahia's booklet essay is a dry musicological treatise concerned with technical aspects of Bach's music. His performance, on the other hand, is filled with life and excitement. The kind of overt virtuosity heard in some of these variations has been a rarity in Perahia's recordings, but it shows how wide a range he intends to cover in his playing of this masterpiece. Unlike Glenn Gould, who is most listeners' touchstone for piano performances of the Goldbergs, Perahia takes Bach's necessary repeats and uses them as occasions for adventure, varying not only the emphases, but also the actual notes. This kind of embellishment in repeats was expected in Bach's time, but it's rare in ours. Also, taking the repeats doubles the length of the piece, making it a larger and more affecting experience--as long as the performer manages to keep those repeats alive, which Perahia certainly does. His playing of the famous 25th variation is deeply affecting without the faintest trace of sentimentality. The way he varies Bach's moods from moment to moment is extremely effective. This is, in short, one of the great recordings of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations. With Vladimir Feltsman's similarly revelatory performance currently out of the catalogs, Perahia's is probably the best piano version available. It's also one of his best recordings. --Leslie Gerber

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Sacred Cello

Sacred Cello Lowest new price: $8.42
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Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson is best known for his award winning string arrangements and energetic performances with artists such as Jon Schmidt, Peter Breinholt, Paul Cardall and many more. Now, in his personal album debut, Steven Sharp Nelson delivers a powerful, yet reverent interpretation of various inspirational cello pieces. Relax and enjoy his performances of The Water is Wide with Peter Breinholt, Claire Delune with Jon Schmidt, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring with Paul Cardall, Beautiful Savior with David Tolk, along with other beautiful solo performances such as O Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown, Be Still My Soul, Bach's Suite for Cello, God Be With You Till We Meet Again and more. Sharp's CD is produced by and features arrangements by Paul Cardall.

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