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Leonard Elschenbroich, Netherlands Philharmonic, A
Kabalevsky & Prokofiev
ONYX4122

Elschenbroich's debut on ONYX of sonatas by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich received critical acclaim around the world and made the Top 10 UK Chart for several weeks. Here he can be heard in Kabalevsky's impressive 2nd Cello Concerto, and Prokofiev's Cello Sonata with shorter works by both composers for cello and piano. Release November 2014


Midori
Bach; Partitas & Sonatas for solo violin
ONYX4123

For her second ONYX recording, Midori turns to arguably the greatest music in the violin repertoire - J.S Bach's Partitas & Sonatas for solo violin. For release in spring 2015 on 2CDs


Florian Boesch & Malcolm Martineau
Schubert; Schwanengesang
ONYX4131

The final instalment of Boesch & Martineau's critically acclaimed Schubert series for ONYX. This new release contains not only the composer's masterful final set of 13 songs to words by Rellstab and Heine, but also 5 Goethe settings from 1815 to 1821


Augustin Dumay & Louis Lortie
Brahms The Three Violin Sonatas
ONYX4133

Dumay and Lortie return to the studio for their second ONYX recital CD. The first was the highly praised disc of sonatas by Franck & Strauss. The 3 Brahms violin sonatas with the 10 by Beethoven form the backbone of the 19th century sonata repertoire for these instruments. iI would like the 3rd movement to accompany me to the hereafter' said Clara Schumann of the 1st sonata. The 3rd sonata is Brahms at his most impressive, forward looking, passionate and turbulent with a wonderful slow movement. It is perhaps the ultimate example in the long tradition of 'Grand Sonatas' of the 19th century . Released in October 2014


Shai Wosner
The Schubert Effect - Schubert Sonata D959, Moment
ONYX4136

'Here time becomes space' Gurnamanz, Parsifal; Richard Wagner. There is hardly any feature of Schubert's music that is more contentious - and yet more fundamental - than its sense of time. Its expansiveness, the 'Heavenly length' the term Schumann used to describe Schubert's 9th Symphony. has often been misunderstood by those who otherwise find his music deeply moving. Even Dvořák, a great admirer, lovingly wrote that Schubert simply "doesn't know when to stop". Perhaps the reason for this reaction is that in the heart of Schubert's sense of time - an inseparable part of what makes his music so profoundly expressive - lies a certain duality, a kind of a Schubert Effect. For his 2nd disc of Schubert for ONYX, Wosner has recorded D959, one of the last sonatas, and the D780 Moment Musicaux. Mazzoli's Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos. Written in 2007, the work is inspired by the fate of the eponymous early 20th-century Swiss adventurer who abandoned aristocratic life for a nomadic existence in North Africa and died in a flash flood at age 27. Piercing her fading consciousness like memories from her former life are fragments of Schubert's sonata. Released November 2014


Kirill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Prokofiev Symphonies 1&2 , Sinfonietta, Autumn Ske
ONYX4139

The first CD in the cycle of all 7 Prokofiev Symphonies from the BSO and Karabits received nothing but praise from the critics - BBC Music magazine and Gramophone Editors choice , Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph CD of the week, 5 stars in the Guardian, and CD of the week on BBC Radio 3s CD Review! So Volume 2 will be eagerly awaited by all. The popular 1st symphony is coupled with the modernist 2nd for contrast. Also on this CD are the early Sinfonietta and Autumn Sketch chart the composers journey towards symphonic maturity and sophistication. released in November 2014