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2011 Das Marienleben Buy Now
Price: $20 Victoria, British Columbia Hindemith's original version of Rainer Maria Rilke's Das Marienleben. In 1978, Glenn Gould, with his typical unequivocating prose, had this to say about the work: "I firmly believe that Das Marienleben in its original form is the greatest song cycle ever written."
Other performers on the recording:
Susan Young
1. Freundliche Vision, Schlagende Herzen, and Heimliche Aufforderung - Strauss
2. Nacht und Träume, Die Junge Nonne, and Das Zügenglöcklein - Schubert
3. Unbewegte laue Luft, Botschaft, and Die Mainacht - Brahms
4. Ihr Glocken von Marling, In Liebeslust, J'ai perdu ma force et ma vie, and O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst - Liszt
5. Harmonie du soir, Clair de lune, La chevelure, Le faune, Colloque sentimental, and Ballade des femmes de Paris - Debussy
6. Un bel dì (Madama Butterfly) - Giacomo Puccini
7. Johnny - Benjamin Britten
2011 10th Anniversary Celebration Buy Now
Price: $20 Victoria, British Columbia A live concert recording made on the 10th anniversary of Bruce Vogt's first collaborative recital with soprano Susan Young. Includes songs by Strauss, Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, Puccini, and Britten.
Other performers on the recording:
Susan Young
1. Deuxième année: Italie
2. Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este I: Thrénodie
3. Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
4. Sursum corda
2011 Bruce Vogt plays Franz Liszt: The Years of Pilgrimage, Volume 1 Buy Now
Price: $20 Langley Community Music School, Langley, BC Bruce Vogt's newest recording, a collection of the solo piano music of Franz Liszt, released in honour of the bicentenary of this composer (1811-2011).
1. Davidsbündlertänze Opus 6
2. Fantasie in C Major Opus 17
2005 Bruce Vogt: Schumann Buy Now
Price: $20.00 The grand piano on this recording was manufactured by the London Erard factory in 1864, and represents the standard of the piano-building art in the mid-nineteenth century. The instrument was restored by Marinus J. Van Prattenburg, who is highly respected worldwide as a restorer of historical pianos and whose workshop is in Peachland, British Columbia.
1. Schumann: Sonata in A Minor Opus 105
2. Mozart: Six Variations in G Minor K. 360
3. Laszlo Weiner: Sonata for Viola and Piano
4. Franck: Sonata in A Major
2003 Centre of Harmony: Music for Viola and Piano Buy Now
Price: $20.00 Bruce and Yumiko have been performing together since 1996 in Canada and Japan. In 1998, they were awarded the prestigious Kyoto Baroque Hall Award of Excellence and a substantial cash prize for the best concert of the year.
Other performers on the recording:
Yumiko Yamamoto
1. Brume
2. A Poor Young Shepherd
3. Circonspection
4. Impression Fausse
5. L’Heure Exquise
6. Dans une Musette
7. Sérénade
8. Berceuse d’Armorique
9. Nocturne (des Cantilènes)
10. La Passante
11. Pannyre aux talons d’or
12. Soir
13. Dimanche d’Avril
14. Crépuscule du Soir Mystique
15. Effet de Neige
16. Dansons la Gigue!
17. L’Attente
18. Bruxelles
19. Spleen
20. Sur l’Herbe
21. Cortège
22. Cythère
23. Fantoches
24. Le Faune
25. Mandoline
26. A Clymème
27. Colombine
28. En Sourdine
2003 Poldowski: Songs Buy Now
Price: $20.00 Poldowski was born Irène Régine Wieniawska in Brussels, May 16, 1879. At the age of 22, she married British Baronet Sir Aubrey Dean Paul. She published, first in France and later in England, under the pseudonym "Poldowski" (an obvious combination of her husband's and her father's last names). In her songwriting, Poldowski adheres to basic principles, long-established in the German tradition, requiring that the music preserve the natural flow and inflection of the spoken language, that it illuminate the meaning of the text, and that the piano be an expressive partner, equal with the voice. That much is expected. It is usual in any well-written song, to find interdependence in the two parts, mood colour in the piano motives and harmonies, as well as sensitive handling of declamation and melody. Beyond that, Poldowski proves again and again that she is an artist of the highest order through attention to the details of expression.
Other performers on the recording:
Susan Young
1. Flor Peeters: Sonata Opus 51
2. Jean Coulthard: Fanfare Sonata
3. Harold Shapero: Sonata
4. Meyer Kupferman: Infinities Twenty-Two
1996 The Trumpet Comes of Age: 1940-1980
Record Label: Crystal Records (CD669) Victoria, British Columbia The works in this collection are representative of the strength and variety of music for trumpet which evolved between 1940 and 1980.
Other performers on the recording:
Louis Ranger
David Flello
Christopher Lane
David Michaux
1. Rebecca Clarke: Sonata (1919)
2. Arnold Bax: Legend (1929)
3. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Romance for Viola and Piano
4. Jean Coulthard: Sonata Rhapsody (1962)
1994 A Portrait of the Viola Buy Now
Record Label: CBC Records (MVCD1072) Price: $20.00 Years after switching from the violin to the viola, British virtuoso Lionel Tertis (1876-1975) recalled, "Everybody seemed to be up in arms at my daring to play solos on the viola. They declared it was never meant to be, and never could be a solo instrument. I was made to feel almost that I was doing something criminal." Thanks to an obstinate group of performers and composers who shared Tertis's determination, the viola came into its own during the twentieth century. This recording is a stunning collaboration between two renowned chamber musicians.
Other performers on the recording:
Steven Dann
1. Debussy: Six Epigraphes Antiques
2. Mozart: Sonata in F Major K. 376
3. Handel: Sonata in G Minor Opus 10 No. 1
4. Brahms: Sonata in D Major Opus 78
1994 Poetic License Buy Now
Record Label: Titanic Records (Ti-216) Price: $20.00 This recording consists of transcriptions for flute and piano of music originally written for various instruments and groupings. Bruce Vogt writes: "Ultimately transcription as always had a simple and important function for performers: it has allowed them to play things they otherwise could not. This recording is very much undertaken in the spirit of this gloriously self-serving tradition. All in all, a good measure of success of any transcription is the extent to which it achieves a sense of naturalness with the instruments involved, both individually and in combination." As a duo, Lanny Pollet and Bruce Vogt have been performing and touring together for over ten years, playing music ranging from contemporary and standard repertoire to their own transcriptions.
Other performers on the recording:
Lanny Pollet
1. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
2. Après une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata
3. Mephisto-Walzer #4, Bagatelle sans tonalité
4. 2 Csardas
5. Sospiri!
6. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude
1990 Bruce Vogt plays Franz Liszt: Volume Two
1. Valse oubliée
2. Reminiscences de Norma
3. Sposalizio
4. Variationen über das Motiv von Bach
5. Elegie: Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth
1988 Bruce Vogt plays Franz Liszt: Volume One