Summer 2011 New Release Information from Regis Records

Please find attached (and outlined below) details of the Summer Releases from Regis Records. If you would like a review copy of any titles, please respond before 22nd August 2011 and they will be sent out a few days after then. The PDF attachment features the front cover visuals.

 

Rachmaninov Piano Music performed by John Lill

RRC1331 [Bar code 5055031313310] UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Piano Sonata No. 2, Variations on a theme of Corelli, Six Moments Musicaux

Critically acclaimed performances, given by one of the UK’s most highly regarded pianists.

‘Lill at his finest’ Classical CD of Piano Sonata No. 2

 

Baroque Masterpieces for Harpsichord from Trevor Pinnock

RRC1332 [Bar code 5055031313327] UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Trevor Pinnock, a global figure in the early music movement for more than thirty years, gives critically acclaimed performances of keyboard music by Scarlatti, Rameau, Greene, Arne and Handel.

‘The playing is first rate and the recording outstanding in its presence and clarity. There are few better anthologies of Scarlatti in the catalogue.’ Penguin Guide of Scarlatti

‘Pinnock chose a mellow instrument here, making his stylish, crisply rhythmic performances even more attractive. Excellent recording.’ Penguin Guide of Rameau

 

16th Century Music For Viols

RRC1333 [Bar code 5055031313334] UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Two of the UK’s finest early music ensembles (Fretwork & Rose Consort of Viols) give performances of Tallis, Dowland, Tye, Parsons, Preston, Ferrobosco, Byrd and Bull. Repertoire includes Dowland’s Lachrimae and the complete consort music of Thomas Tallis.

‘Precisely balanced, warm-sounding……… on splendid form’. Gramophone

‘Fretwork play together beautifully’ Gramophone

 

The Songs Of England featuring John Potter; Lucie Skeaping; Jo Freya; The Broadside Band

RRC1337 [Bar code 5055031313372] UK Dealer Price – £2.70

A collection of traditional songs from England, including many of England’s ‘national songs’ performed on original instruments. Repertoire includes Greensleeves, The British Grenadiers, Tom Bowling, Home, Sweet Home and many more.

“Unadulterated magic, not a disappointing track” Folk Roots

“A delightful record” The Gramophone

 

Ravel Piano Music played by Jean Yves Thibaudet

RRC1339 [Bar code 5055031313396] UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Highly acclaimed performances of Ravel’s solo piano music (Jeux d’eau, Sonatine, Tombeau de Couperin) by one of the world ‘s most popular pianists. The Piano Concerto in G performed by Helene Grimaud, with the RPO and Lopez-Cobos, provides accomplished bonus material. The Thibaudet performances have not been commercially available since the1990s.

 

Music For Viola Da Gamba

RRC1346 [Bar code 5055031313464] UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Wieland Kuijken, one of the world’s foremost exponents of the viola da gamba, gives a recital which showcases its versatility. Repertoire includes works by Carl Friedrich Abel, Diego Ortiz, Johannes Schenck, Georg Philipp Telemann, Christopher Simpson and Tobias Hume.

 

English Violin Sonatas performed by Susanne Stanzeleit Gusztáv Fenyò

RRC1376 [Bar code 5055031313761 UK Dealer Price – £2.70

Susan Stanzeleit plays violin sonatas by Thomas Dunhill, Charles Villiers Stanford and Granville Bantock (No.3), released at super budget price. Essential listening for lovers of British music.

‘Suzanne Stanzeleit …. give(s) characterful and committed performances.’ BBC Music Magazine

 

Children’s Nursery Rhymes & Singing Games

FRC6143 [Bar code 5055031361434] UK Dealer Price – £2.20

A collection of popular and less well-known nursery rhymes and children’s games, licensed from Saydisc, which is notable for its high level of musicianship. As opposed to much competing product, this disc is performed on ‘real’ instruments.

‘An excellent, wholesome & meticulous production’ English Dance & Song

‘This splendid record’ The Daily Telegraph

 

English Song

HTGCD224 [Bar code 5013993888598] UK Dealer Price – £5.40

Peter Pears’ voice was undoubtedly one of the finest and most distinctive of the twentieth century and here he collaborates with Julian Bream and Benjamin Britten in performances of English song. Repertoire includes works by Ford, Morley, Rosseter, Dowland, Pilkington, Campian, Bridge, Butterworth, Ireland, Moeran, Warlock, Holst, Berkeley, Oldham and Britten.

 

Bliss Conducts Bliss

HTGCD220 [Bar code 5013993888390] UK Dealer Price – £5.40

Checkmate Suite; Miracle in the Gorbals Suite; Things to Come Suite; Theme and Cadenza for Violin and Orchestra; Welcome the Queen

London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Arthur Bliss

The first release in a composer-conductor series from Heritage focuses on the film and ballet music of Sir Arthur Bliss. These definitive recordings are a ‘must buy’ for lovers of British music.

 

Walton Conducts Walton

HTGCD223 [Bar code 5013993888499] UK Dealer Price – £5.40

Facade Suites 1&2; Troilus and Cressida (scenes)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir William Walton; Troilus – Richard Lewis (tenor); Cressida – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano); Evadne – Monica Sinclair (contralto); Three Watchmen – Geoffrey Walls (tenor),

John Hauxvell (baritone), Lewis Thomas (tenor)

Walton‘s own interpretations of the Facade Suites and operatic scenes from Troilus and Cressida provide unique insight into these works. The latter features the incomparable singing of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Richard Lewis. Both performances showcase Walton’s considerable talents as a conductor. Essential listening for lovers of British music.

Regis Records Summer 2011 Presenter (1.1 MiB)

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