PENTATONE in the spotlight Oct 28 by Franklin van Liempt in News

In the year 2000 PENTATONE already had the revolutionary vision that the 5-channel surround sound will gradually replace today’s stereo sound. Continuously realizing their vision, this week they add another three new recordings of highest quality to their already impressive catalogue. It is time to put PENTATONE in the spotlight!

10% discount code: PENTATONE
valid on All DSD Albums from PENTATONE Records (through Nov. 6, 2016)

Together for the first time in the recording studio, the sisters Mari Kodama and Momo Kodama are on scintillating form in these lively arrangements of music from Tchaikovsky’s ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker. Conceived on a grand scale, Tchaikovsky’s colourful, often passionate scores for ballets abound with graceful melodies, arresting harmonies and exuberant orchestrations. “Our challenge was to use just two pianos … to bring the same sense of scale”, the sisters explain. ” With just two pianos the atmosphere is more intimate, it brings a different quality to the music.”

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Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo

Nutcracker, Op. 71
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Swan Lake, Op. 20

Mari Kodama piano
Momo Kodama piano

DSD 64fs
Stereo, Multi

 

 

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The achingly beautiful, haunting lyricism of early Rachmaninov and the soaring effusiveness of late Prokofiev are glowingly brought to life by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov. Composed during troubled periods in the composers’ lives, the cello sonatas are life-affirming works. “Both Rachmaninov and Prokofiev have their own very personal and individual language” says Moser, “but they are at the same time deeply rooted in the epic Russian tradition.”

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Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Works for Cello and Piano

Prokofiev – Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 119
Rachmaninov – Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 19

Johannes Moser cello
Andrei Korobeinikov piano

DSD 64fs
Stereo, Multi

 

 

 

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Marcel Tyberg was an accomplished Viennese composer, conductor and pianist. Unfortunately, due to the conditions of World War II, Tyberg, only 1/16th Jewish, was sent to his death and his musical career was prematurely extinguished. One night in 1943 Marcel entrusted his compositions to a friend — including the two Masses. Only a few days later, Marcel was captured and brought to Auschwitz. His music,kept by friends, ended up in Buffalo, NY where the Buffalo Philharmonic began uncovering his symphonies in 2008.

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Tyberg: Masses

Dakota Chorale
Brian A. Schmidt
Christopher Jacobson
organ

DSD 64fs
Stereo, Multi

 

 

 

 

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10% discount code: PENTATONE
valid on All DSD Albums from PENTATONE Records (through Nov. 6, 2016)
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Franklin van Liempt

Franklin van Liempt

Franklin is currently Head of Marketing & Promotion at NativeDSD Music and Label Manager at Channel Classics Records. He is covering for Floor van der Holst, who is on maternity leave at the moment.

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