Handel Cantatas on Glossa
We recently acquired the first 6 volumes in a wonderful series of Handel’s Italian cantatas on the Spanish Glossa label. These early works were written between 1706 and 1710 and contain a wealth of musical material that the composer would draw on later for his operas. Fabio Bonizzoni leads La Risonanza with vocal soloists including Roberta Invernizzi, Romina Basso, Yetzabel Arias Fernández, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Nuria Rial, Emanuela Galli, Raffaella Milanesi and Salvo Vitale.
Find them here: Loeb Music Library CD 37786-37791.
Ken Vandermark… Resonance
A new jazz arrival is this 10-CD box set of composed and improvised music by Ken Vandermark and musicians he assembled in Poland along with Not-Two Records owner Marek Winiarski. A rich array of compositions for full ten-piece band and various small group configurations, this box highlights sets and concerts recorded in Krakow during a 6 day period in November of 2007.
Find it here: Loeb Music Library AC 36775.
Levine… 40 Years at the Met!
We just received the Met’s 21-DVD collection celebrating the career of James Levine with eleven complete operas and three concert programs recorded from 1978 to 2003. Some highlights of the set include a powerful performance of Wozzeck with Katarina Dalayman and Falk Struckmann (DVD 1753), Renata Scotto in Don Carlo and in all three Il Trittico operas (DVD 1761 and DVD 1756), and Astrid Varnay’s last appearance at the Met in Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (DVD 1762).
Find them here: Loeb Music Library DVD 1752-1763.
The Neos label…
In the past few months the library has acquired a number of new recordings of contemporary music on the Munich-based Neos label. These include quartets by Helmut Lachenmann (CD 37847), Wolfgang Rihm’s Vigilia (CD 37811), and CDs featuring the works of York Höller, David Philip Hefti, Jörg Widmann, Dieter Schnebel, and Georg Friedrich Haas.
Find them here: recordings on the Neos label.