Classical Music


Some recent new releases of note



West Side Story Suite and other music.

David Zinman conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Joshua Bell in the West Side Story Suite and other music of Leonard Bernstein.  The recording includes a new arrangement by John Corigliano of the song “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide.  Released June 19, 2001.  Available from



Mahler:  Symphony No. 5

Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander.

Released in United States April 24, 2001.

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French Arias

Roberto Alagna

Some well-known tenor arias, and some rarities.  Opera arias by Massenet, Cherubini, Halévy, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, Gluck, Bizet, et al.

Released in United States April 10, 2001.

Judith Malafronte wrote of this CD in Opera News of June 2001:

The Paris-born Sicilian tenor makes an important statement with his first French recital album, and the great variety of musical styles elicits emotions and expressive nuances that may surprise many listeners.  In addition to his known merits—the command of recitative, passionate and introspective characterization, along with the ability to draw us in—he reveals clear, elegant tone and control of dynamics and timbre, especially on top.

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German countertenor Andreas Scholl has made a new recording called Wayfaring Stranger consisting of seventeen English-language folk songs.  It was released in the United States on November 13, 2001.  Available from





February 2002 new releases



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