Notes for February 2013
Number of items in this month's catalogue: 3USPS rates have skyrocketed for International mail. For decades, the U.S. has had the cheapest air mail rates in the first world. Now it's going to be about as expensive as it is for almost everyone else. Unfortunately, for the first time this also applies to Canada where the cost of sending a one pound box (i.e. 3 CDs) has gone from $5.75 to $10.55, so Canada has been moved to "International" under the Delivery and Handling charges printed on the back page of this catalogue. For domestic customers, note that I've had to raise the price of a 3 CD shipment by one dollar to $7.50. Of course, you can choose Media Mail for this size package and still pay $5.50. Media Mail rates are still just affordable enough that I don't need to raise that charge yet.
February 2013 Catalogue
Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers, Volume 5RODION SHCHEDRIN (b.1932): Sonata No. 2 (Ekaterina Mechetina [piano]), ALEXANDER TCHAIKOVSKY (b.1946): Sonata No. 2, Op. 85 (Vyacheslav Gryaznov [piano]), VLADIMIR RYABOV (b.1950): 6 Bagatelles, Op. 46, NIKITA MNDOYANTS (b.1989): Variations on a Theme by Paganini (Nikita Mndoyants [piano]).
Songs to Poems of Emily DickinsonLEE HOIBY (1926-2011): The Shining Place, AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Nature, the gentlest mother, When they come back, Sleep is supposed to be, Heart, we will forget him, The world feels dusty, I felt a funeral in my brain, The Chariot, Why do they shut me out of heaven?, Going to Heaven!, JOHN DUKE (1899-1984): Bee! I'm expecting you!, ARTHUR FARWELL (1872-1952): The Butterfly, Aristocracy, I'm nobody! Who are you?, Wild Nights!, The Sabbath, ERNST BACON (1898-1990): To make a prairie, It's all I have to bring, And this of all my hopes, LORI LAITMAN (b.1955): I gained it so, RICHARD PEARSON-THOMAS (b.1957): I never saw a moor, SCOTT GENDEL (b.1977): Bring me the sunset, Wild Nights!.
Husum Festival 2011EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Mother's Sorrow, Op. 52/1, ALF HURUM (1882-1972): Miniature, Op. 5/2, SVERRE BERGH (1915-1980): Norwegian Dance, Op. 35/3, JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): Impromptu, Op. 5/5 (Håvard Gimse), LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Nocturne, Op. 35/3, GASPAR CASSADÓ (1897-1966): Habanera (Artur Pizarro), ANATOLY ALEXANDROV (1888-1982): Nocturne, Op. 3/1, KONSTANTIN EIGES (1875-1950): Skazka, Op. 12/2 (Jonathan Powell), LEONID SABANEYEV (1881-1968): Prelude, Op. 10/5, BERT KAEMPFERT (1923-1980): Strangers in the Night (arr. Frédéric Meinders [b.1946]) (Marc-André Hamelin), YORK BOWEN (1884-1961): Moderato e serioso from Piano Sonata No. 6, Prelude in B Flat Minor, Op. 102 (Danny Driver), BORIS TCHAIKOVSKY (1925-1996): Sonatina (Olga Solovieva), JOHN FIELD (1782-1837): Nocturne No. 8 in E Minor, ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Variations on a Nocturne by Chopin, HANS VON BÜLOW (1830-1894): Dante's Sonnet, Op. 22 (transcr. Liszt), Intermezzo scherzoso, Op. 21/9 (Nadejda Vlaeva), RICCARDO PICK-MANGIAGALLI (1882-1949): La Danse d'Olaf (Roland Pöntinen), SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): O, Cease Thy Singing (transcr. Earl Wild [1915-2010]), OTTO SCHULHOFF (1889-1958): Valse viennoise, Op. 22 (Daniel Berman).