New Release Information from Regis Records (December 2011)

Please find attached (and outlined below) details of the December Releases from Regis Records.

If you would like a review copy of any titles, please respond before 17th November and they will be sent out a few days after then. The PDF attachment features the front cover visuals and detailed tracklistings – and by popular demand, recording dates.

 

Lennox Berkeley Chamber Works

RRC1380 [Bar code 5055031313808]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Regis presents a brand new recording of the chamber works of Lennox Berkeley including two world premieres. Regis has had a long association with oboist Sarah Francis (there are six existing recordings in the catalogue) and is delighted to collaborate with her in this project. Sarah discovered the manuscripts for the new works in the Royal College of Music library and they are presented here with other works for similar forces. Extensive liner notes are provided by Berkeley’s biographer, Peter Dickinson. Released at Super-budget price.

 

Mozart Piano Sonatas 15-18

Maria João Pires

RRC1382 [Bar code 5055031313822]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Beautiful performances of Mozart’s late piano sonatas by the world renowned Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires. The recordings originally appeared on the Denon label in the 1970s and are now available from Regis at super-budget price.

‘Pires has always been something of a Mozart specialist, and her playing is tasteful and cleanly articulated, the lyrical melodies sensitively shaped, the passage work fluent and even. Nothing she does is ever harsh or graceless.’ Gramophone

 

British Light Music

RRC1381 [Bar code 5055031313815]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

A popular selection of British Light Music including the theme music for the Archers, Dick Barton Special Agent, In Town Tonight, Top of the Form, Desert Island Discs and works by Eric Coates (Television March,

Knightsbridge March etc.) and Percy Grainger (Country Garden, Londonderry Air). Released at Super-budget price.

 

Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin

Dietrich FischerDieskau and Gerald Moore

RRC1383 [Bar code 5055031313839]

UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Fischer-Dieskau’s first recording of Die Schöne Mullerin with Gerald Moore displays the singer in his youthful prime. He recorded the work several times again but without the same level of spontaneity

which is the hallmark of this reading. A ‘must buy’ for lovers of both Fischer Dieskau and lieder singing. Released at Super-budget price.

‘Fischer-Dieskau lives the part of the young miller intensely from the first note he sings to the last… He gives an impression of utter spontaneity, as if not a note had been written down, but as if

everyone was being created there and then: a wonderful instance of art concealing art.’ Gramophone

 

Schubert Chamber Works

Busch Chamber Ensembles with Rudolf Serkin

RRC3012 [Bar code 5055031330126] 3CD

UK Dealer Price – £5.25

A 3 CD set of definitive recordings of Schubert’s chamber music played by the Busch Quartet, digitally re-mastered and available at super-budget price.

‘A classic and indispensable set, and given the quality of the musical wisdom the Busch possess, this is in a class of its own.’ Gramophone

 

W. H. Auden reads W. H. Auden

FRC6145 [Bar code 5055031361458]

UK Dealer Price – £2.20

Following the highly successful Betjeman and T.S. Eliot releases (FRC 6138 and FRC 6129 respectively), Regis presents another disc of poetry, W.H. Auden reads W.H. Auden. The recordings were made in New

York and London between 1953 and 1960 and feature some of his most popular poems. The Regis compilation consists of 27 tracks, over 75 minutes of poetry at super-budget price.

 

The Voices & Noises of Peter Ustinov

FRC6144 [Bar code 5055031361441]

UK Dealer Price – £2.20

Peter Ustinov was perhaps the most entertaining raconteur in living memory. His ironic take on motor racing, The Grand Prix of Gibraltar, is featured in this Regis release which also includes his comic

collaborations with Anthony Hopkins, Mock Mozart and Phoney Folklore. A ‘must buy’ for Ustinov fans. Super-budget price.

Winter 2011 Press Release (Final) (500.9 KiB)

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