Tuesday 21 July 2015
Press release: PENTATONE’s July releases, from golden repertoire to an unexpected treasure.
Baarn, The Netherlands, 20 July 2015. PENTATONE, the classical music label specializing in high-end surround sound recordings, is proud to release two outstanding albums.
PENTATONE is excited to present a recording of Alexander Scriabin’s Symphony No. 1 and The Poem of Ecstasy this month. This absolutely beautiful yet relatively unknown repertoire is performed by the sublime Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev. We are very happy to see that raving reviews of this album are piling up. The Telegraph called it: “…an outstanding tribute to Skryabin in his centenary year”. And MusicWeb International, who proclaimed the disc recording of the month, exclaimed: “...Goodness, what stupendous playing and exemplary sonics.”
And that is not all. This July, another bud is opening up in the colorful and steadily growing bouquet of PENTATONE’s REMASTERED CLASSICS series: A 1979 recording of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra and his Concerto madrigal for 2 Guitars and Orchestra, combined in one album with a 1977 recording of Fantasia para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra. The soloists are master guitarists Narciso Yepes and Godelieve Monden. Conductor Garcia Navarro leads the Philharmonia and English Chamber Orchestras. Enjoy these highlights of guitar repertoire performed by legendary musicians.
First recorded between April and June and 1977, this quadraphonic recording has never been released as a multi-channel recording. After more than three decades, PENTATONE now releases it for the first time fully remastered and in surround sound.
PENTATONE is a Dutch classical music label specialising in high-end, multichannel surround sound recordings. It was founded in 2001 by three former Philips Classics executives. PENTATONE’s catalogue includes performances by conductors Kent Nagano, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Paavo Järvi, Charles Dutoit, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, and Lawrence Foster; artists Joyce DiDonato, Arabella Steinbacher, Johannes Moser, Jake Heggie, Mari Kodama, Nareh Arghamanyan, Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen; and orchestras such as the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Doriet Kulek, PR Manager
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