Notes for July 2013
Number of items in this month's catalogue: 5The end of a long-established independent distributor: After almost 47 years, Qualiton Imports has closed its doors. Its founder, Otto Quittner, died at the end of 2011 and his family has decided, under pressure of intense competition from other distributors leading to the loss of many of their important labels, as well as the continuing drop in classical sales all over the country, to wind things up as of the end of July (their last new release month was May). Most of their labels have found new distributors but it will take a month or two for back-catalogue stock to be fully available and for new releases to be offered. Thus, we have a slightly short catalogue this month due to the unavailability of around 25 labels. Things should pick up considerably next month.
July 2013 Catalogue
Hebrew MelodiesJOSEPH ACHRON (1886-1943): Hebrew Melody, Op. 33, 2 Hebrew Pieces, Op. 35, LEO ZEITLIN (1884-1930): Eli Zion (transcr. Achron), JOSEF BONIME (1891-1959): Danse hébraïque, JOHN WILLIAMS (b.1932): 3 Pieces from "Schindler's List", AVNER DORMAN (b.1975): Nigunim (Violin Sonata No. 3), ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959): Baal Shem.
Cortot Piano ArrangementsCÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1990): Violin Sonata in A, GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924): Dolly Suite, Op. 56, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, Largo from Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056, JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4, FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849): Largo from Cello Sonata, Op. 65, FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Heidenröslein, D 257.
Brazilian SongsANTÔNIO CARLOS JOBIM (1927-1994): Chega de Saudade, Samba de uma Nota só, Garota de Ipanema, Samba do Avião, Corcovado, Eu sei que eu vou te amar, Fotografia, Desafinado, HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959): Modinha, Novelozinho de Linha, Epigramma, Solidão, From Forest of the Amazon: Canção do Amor, Cair da Tarde, Veleiro, CLÁUDIO SANTORO (1919-1989): Ouve o silêncio, Acalanto da Rosa, Amor que partiu, WALDEMAR HENRIQUE DA COSTA PEREIRA (1905-1995): Tamba-tajá, Minha Terra, Uirapuru, ARY BARROSO (1903-1964): Aquarela do Brasil, BADEN POWELL DE AQUINO (1937-2000): Canto do Xangô, RONALDO MIRANDA (b.1948): Retrato, ANTÓNIO CARLOS GOMES BELCHIOR (b.1946): Como nossos Pais.
Bliss conducts BlissARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975): The Beatitudes for Soprano, Tenor, Chorus and Orchestra (Jennifer Vyvyan [soprano], Richard Lewis [tenor], The Festival Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra. May 25, 1962), Introduction and Allegro and A Colour Symphony, Op. 24 (London Symphony Orchestra. November 23-24, 1955), Suite from Things to Come (LSO. June 17, 1957. Stereo), Pastoral "Lie strewn the white flocks" (Nancy Evans [mezzo], Gareth Morris [flute], Henry Taylor [timpani], BBC Chorus, Jacques String Orchestra; Reginald Jacques. Jan 10, 1951), March: The Phoenix (in honour of France) (Philharmonia Orchestra; Constant Lambert. March 29, 1946).