Latest Release News from Pentatone

Forte Distribution, PentaTone’s new US distributor, recently released in the USA ‘Russian Violin Concertos‘, the long awaited debut SACD of Julia Fischer. Recorded in Moscow in May 2004, the album features the Khachaturian Violin Concerto, Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, and Glazunov’s Violin Concerto. Ms. Fischer is accompanied by the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Yakov Kreizberg. The album will be an “Editor’s Choice” in the January 05 issue of ‘Gramophone’. Julia Fischer will also be featured in the “One To Watch” section of the same issue of ‘Gramophone’.

As one of today’s greatest talents, Julia Fischer performs with orchestras throughout the world. Earlier this year Ms. Fischer toured Germany with the Academy of St. Martin in the Field, conducted by Neville Marriner. In October she was on tour with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Germany and Switzerland and she has just completed a United States tour with the Dresdner Philharmonie conducted by Rafael Frьbeck de Burgos. For more information about Julia Fischer:

Other recent PentaTone Releases:

The following new PentaTone multi-channel (DSD) recordings have recently been released on hybrid SACD by Forte in the USA:

  • The Fascinating George Gershwin’ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (PTC-5186021)
  • Corelli: Concerti Grossi’ New Dutch Academy (PTC-5186031)
  • Wagner: Preludes and Overtures’ Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yakov Kreizberg (PTC-5186041)
  • Beethoven Sonatas: Moonlight, Pathetique and No 4’ Mari Kodama (PTC-5186023)
  • Taneyev: At the Reading of a Psalm (Cantata No.2 Op. 36)’ St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir, the Boys Choir of the Glinka Choral College and soloists, conducted by Mikhail Pletnev (PTC-5186038)
  • Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Dance Suite Op. 60, Prelude for string sextet Op. 85, Duet Concertino’ Paavo Jдrvi/Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie (PTC 5186 060)

The following titles were released on multi-channel hybrid SACD in PentaTone’s series of Remastered Quadro Recordings:

  • Works for Hobo and Flute’ (by various composers) Heinz Holliger and Aurиle Nicolet, accompanied by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eliahu Inbal and I Musici (PTC-5186129)
  • Vivaldi: Violin Concertos’ Salvatore Accardo, accompanied by I Musici (PTC-5186130)
  • Schumann/Schubert: Lieder’ Elly Ameling, accompanied by Dalton Baldwin (PTC-5186131)
  • Schubert: Lieder’ Elly Ameling accompanied by Dalton Baldwin (PentaTone 5186 132)
  • Mozart/Schubert: Opera and Concert Arias’ Elly Ameling, accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra and the Rotterdamn Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart (PTC-5186132)
  • Mozart: Youth Symphonies, Volume 2’ Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner (PTC-5186113)
  • Brahms/Vieuxtemps: Works for Violin, Piano, and Horn Trio’ Arthur Grumieux and friends (PTC-5186155)
  • Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies performed by the Gewandhaus Orchestra’ Kurt Masur (PTC-5186159)
  • East meets West’ Les Percussions de Strasbourg (PTC 5186 156)

PentaTone will continue to release new multi channel (DSD) recordings on hybrid SACD as well as further items in its Series of Remastered Quadraphonic recordings in the course of 2005. Approximately 20 releases are foreseen in 2005. More detailed release plans will be published shortly.