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outstandingSelected recordings are highlighted with the accolade IRR OUTSTANDING. The identification of such recordings has been made by individual reviewers. The selected release is illustrated in the review with a reproduction of the sleeve and the IRR OUTSTANDING logo.

 

 

   

Outstanding in the January 2015 edition

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Mahler DVD
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor.
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly.
Accentus Music ACC20284/also available on Blu-ray ACC10284 (1 hour 14 minutes). Includes discussion with Riccardo Chailly and Reinhold Kubik (30 minutes). Subtitles in Chinese/English/German/Korean. Website www.accentus.com. NTSC. 16:9. DVD 9. Region 0. PCM Stereo. Dolby Digital 5.1. DTS 5.1. Video Director Henning Kastein. Video Producer Paul Smaczny. Audio Producer Sebastian Braun. DVD Producer Günter Atteln. Dates Live performances at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, on February 21st and 22nd, 2013.

 

 

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Mahler DVD
Symphony No. 9 in D.
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly.
Accentus Music ACC20299/also available on Blu-ray ACC10299 (1 hour 26 minutes). Includes discussion with Riccardo Chailly and Henry-Louis de la Grange (29 minutes). Subtitles in Chinese/English/German/Korean. NTSC. 16:9. DVD 9. Region 0. PCM Stereo. Dolby Digital 5.1. DTS 5.1. Video Director Ute Feudel. Video Producer Paul Smaczny. Audio Producer Sebastian Braun. DVD Producer Günter Atteln. Dates Live performances at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, on September 6th-8th, 2013.

 

 

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Mozart New
Horn Concertosa – No. 1 in D, K412/K386b; No. 2 in E flat, K417; No. 3 in E flat, K447; No. 4 in E flat, K495. Horn Quintet in E flat, K407/K386cb.
Pip Eastop (natural horn); bEroica Quartet (Peter Hanson, violin; Vicci Wardman, Ian Rathbone, violas; David Watkin, cello);aThe Hanover Band/Anthony Halstead.
Hyperion CDA68097 (full price, 1 hour 13 minutes). Website www.hyperion-records.co.uk. Producer/Engineer Adrian Hunter. Producer Anthony Halstead. Dates bFebruary 18th, 2011, aOctober 15th-18th, 2013.

 

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Ravel New
Orchestral Works, Volume 2.
Une barque sur l’océan. Fanfare pour L´éventail de Jeanne. Ma mère l’oye. Menuet antique. Pavane pour une infante défunte. Shéhérazade.
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR/ Stéphane Denève.
Hänssler Classic CD93.325 (full price, 1 hour 6 minutes). Website www.haenssler-classic.de. Producer Andreas Priemer. Engineer Martin Vögele. Dates September 9th-13th, 2013, January 16th-17th and July 30th, 2014.

 

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Schubert New
Symphonies – No. 2 in B flata, D125; No. 6 in C, D589b.
Sinfonieorchester Basel/Dennis Russell Davies.
Sinfonieorchester Basel SOB07 (full price,59 minutes). Website www.solo-musica.de. Producer Andreas Werner. Engineer Jakob Handel. Dates Live performances at the Stadt-casino, Basel, on aAugust 28th-29th and bNovember 12th-14th, 2013

 

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Sculthorpe New CD/Blu-ray Audio
String Quartets – No. 12, ‘From Ubirr’a; No. 14, ‘Quamby’b; No. 16a; No. 18b.
Stephen Kent (didgeridoos); Del Sol String Quartet (Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki, violins; Charlton Lee, viola; Kathryn Bates, cello).
Sono Luminus DSL92181 (medium price, two CDs and one Blu-ray Audio, 1 hour 22 minutes). Website www.sonoluminus.com. Producer Dan Mercurio. Engineer Daniel Shores. Dates aJune 24th and 25th, 2013, bApril 21st and 22nd, 2014.

 

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J. S. Bach New
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV690. Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV691. Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV706. Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV728. English Suites – No. 2 in A minor, BWV807; No. 6 in D minor, BWV811. Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV944 – Fantasia. Italian Concerto in F, BWV971.
Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord).
Mirare MIR251 (full price, 1 hour 14 minutes). Website www.mirare.fr. Producer Nicolas Bartholomée. Engineer Céline Grangey. Dates January and April 2014.

 

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Mendelssohn New
Lieder ohne Worte – E, Op. 19b No. 1; A minor, Op. 19b No. 6; F sharp minor, Op. 30 No. 6; A flat, Op. 38 No. 6; Op. 53: No. 1 in A flat; No. 3 in G minor; A minor, Op. 62 No. 5; Op. 67: No. 1 in E flat; No. 2 in F sharp minor; No. 3 in B flat; No. 6 in E; D, Op. 85 No. 4; Op. 102: No. 1 in E minor; No. 4 in G minor; No. 6 in C. Rondo capriccioso in E, Op. 14. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1. Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op. 54. Variations in E flat, Op. 82.
Javier Perianes (piano).
Harmonia Mundi HMC902195 (full price, 1 hour 17 minutes). Website www.harmonia mundi.com. Producer Martin Sauer. Engineer René Möller. Date April 2013.

 

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Moulinié New
Meslanges pour la Chapelle d’un Prince. Cantate Domino. Caro mea vere est cibus. Dum esset rex. Ecce video. Ego flos campi. Flores apparuerunt. Lauda Sion salvatorem. Litanies de la Vierge. Magi videntes stellam. Ne reminiscaris Domine. O bone Jesu (two versions). O dulce nomen. O salutaris hostia. Veni sponsa mea. Boësset Jesu nostra redemptio. Popule meus quid fecit tibi/Pie Jesu. de Chancy Allemandes – C; G. Constantin La Pacifique.
Ensemble Correspondances/Sébastien Daucé (harpsichord/organ).
Harmonia Mundi HMC902194 (full price, 1 hour 6 minutes). Latin texts and English/French translations included. Website www.harmoniamundi.com. Producer Alban Moraud. Engineer Clément Ruffini. Date February 2014.

 

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Vivaldi Pietà. New
Gloria in D, RV589 – Dominus Deus. Salve regina in G minor, RV618. Stabat mater in F minor, RV621. Clarae stellae, scintillate, RV625. Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV629. Filiae maestae Jerusalem, RV638. Concerto for Strings in C minor, RV120.
Ensemble Artaserse/Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor).
Erato 2564 62581-0 (full price, 1 hour 19 minutes). Latin texts and English/ French/ German translations included. Website www.warnerclassics.com. Producer Étienne Collard. Engineer Michel Pierre. Dates March 20th-28th, 2014.

 

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Fede e Amor New
Caldara Joaz – Così a fiume. Morte e sepoltura di Christo – Languire, morire. Casati Salve regina. Conti Il David perseguitato da Saul – Fuggo d’una in altra selva. La Distruzione d’Haj – Se potesse la mia mente. Fux Jesu Christo nell’orto – Dal limbo già ti chiama. Sonate a 3 – E68; K365; K379. Porsile Il Trionfo di Giuditta – La sovrana eterna mente. Tůma Sonata a 4. Ziani Alma redemptoris mater.
Alex Potter (countertenor); Ensemble La Fontaine.
Ramée RAM1304 (full price, 1 hour 20 minutes). Italian/Latin texts and English/French translations included. Website www.outhere-music.com. Producer/Engineer Rainer Arndt. Date October 2012.

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