Friday, November 09, 2007

Gift Selections

ClassicallyHip Holiday Gift Selections 2007
By John Nasukaluk Clare

Ten great selections for you and your loved ones for the holiday season! Tell 'em ClassicallyHip sent you!

10. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a
Live From The Lugano Festival - Martha Argerich And Friends
EMI Classics #76871
(Also killer chamber music by Shostakovich, Schumann, Prokofiev and Schubert!)

9. Higdon: Impressions
Cypress String Quartet
Naxos #8559298
(Also a Piano Trio & another great quartet!)

8. Harbison: The most often used chords
David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra
Albany #390
(Also the 3rd Symphony & Flute Concerto)

7. Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Jennifer Frautschi, Robert Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra
Naxos #8557508
(Also The Rite of Spring & Symphonies of Wind Instruments)

6. A Christmas Treasure
Julie Andrews/Andre Previn
RCA #67971

5. Stucky: Etudes (Recorder Concerto)
Michala Petri, Lan Shui, Danish National Radio Symphony
DaCapo #6220531
(also concerti by Joan Albert Amargós & Daniel Börtz)

4. Rachmaninov: Variations on a theme by Corelli
Hélène Grimaud
Teldec #84376
(Also the 2nd Piano Concerto & Etudes-Tableux)

3. Joyce DiDonato: Pasion!
Julius Drake, piano
Eloquentia #608

2. Elliott Carter: String Quartets 1-4
Arditti String Quartet
Etcetera Records #2507
(also Elegy)

1. JS Bach: Partita #2
Janine Jansen, violin
Decca #000990502
(also 2 & 3 Part Inventions)

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