Telarc Announces Plans for 2005 Classical Music SACD Releases

Telarc International has announced plans to release 11 Classical Music SACDs in the coming year. During 2005, Telarc plans to release a new SACD Sampler of their Classical Music as well as 10 newly recorded Classical Music Super Audio CDs. In the case of the latter releases, Telarc is slated to issue the discs on both SACD and CD formats, and in most cases on the same date – making them so called “day and date” releases. Here’s the list of the 2005 Classical Music SACD Releases from Telarc with a description of each disc provided by the label.

January 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Releases

Mozart: Flute Concertos and “Jupiter” Symphony
Boston Baroque with Martin Pearlman, Conductor and Jacques Zoon, Flutist

“The premier period instrument ensemble, Boston Baroque and Martin Pearlman are back with Mozart’s Flute Concertos featuring Jacques Zoon, performing on period flute for the first time on record. This beautiful recording also features Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. Zoon’s fluid technique mirrors the superior playing of the Boston Baroque. The album is the followup to Boston Baroque’s 2004 recording of Bach’s Orchestral Suites, which garnered the Editor’s Choice Award at Gramophone.”

Telarc SACD Sampler 4 – Classical

“Featured on this SACD sampler is a wonderful collection of works from various 2004 and early ’05 classical recordings including Bach’s Overture from Suite No. 4 in D major from Boston Baroque’s recording of Bach – The Complete Orchestral Suites, “Lacrymosa” from Berlioz’ Requiem from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under the direction of Robert Spano and Nielsen’s “Adagio non troppo” from Symphony No. 5 from Jarvi & CSO’s Stravinsky/Nielsen recording.”

February 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Release

Four + 4
Turtle Island String Quartet with Ying Quartet

“A meeting of great minds is the best way to describe the Turtle Island String Quartet and the Ying Quartet’s Four + 4. This collaboration is a marriage made in heaven, a great crossover for both the traditional classical audience as well as the jazz connoisseur and beyond. Four + 4, TISQ’s debut recording for Telarc, features several original tunes penned by members of both ensembles as well as a gorgeous interpretation of the Beatles’ great ballad “Because.”

March 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Release

Debussy: Nocturnes, La Mer, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Paavo Jarvi, Conductor

“Maestro Jarvi and the CSO bring to life the music of the Debussy. This collection of several of the composer’s most well-known works will be a wonderful edition to any novice or new listener’s collection. Debussy’s music comes alive on the SACD and creates beautiful lyrical swirls throughout the listener’s space.”

April 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Release

Miklos Rozsa’s Three Choral Suites
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Erich Kunzel, Conductor

“Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops take on Miklos Rуzsa, one of the 20th Century’s greatest film composers and three-time Academy Award winner, in this world premiere recording. Kunzel and the Pops bring Rуzsa’s Three Choral Suites to life on this massive recording featuring the magnificent Mormon Tabernacle choir. This was Rуzsa’s final project before his death in 1995, with sixty minutes of music based on the scores of “Quo Vadis?” “Ben Hur” and “King of Kings.”

May 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Release

Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Songs of a Wayfarer
Philharmonia Orchestra with Benjamin Zander, Conductor

“Continuing with the ongoing success of the Mahler cycle, Benjamin Zander delivers another stellar performance of Mahler’s 1” Symphony. Recorded as it was originally written by Mahler, Zander includes the controversial “Blumine” movement as the 2nd movement in the symphony, therefore giving listeners the unique opportunity to hear the work in its original five-movement version. Also included is a gorgeous interpretation of the Songs of a Wayfarer by the acclaimed baritone Christopher Maltman.”

July 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Release

Chausson: Le roi Arthus (King Arthur)
BBC Symphony & Chorus with Leon Botstein, Conductor

“Scholar and conductor Leon Botstein tackles another unusual work with Ernest Chausson’s opera Le roi Arthus. The opera occupied a large part of Chausson’s life and is said to be a bearer of his most intimate thoughts on life. Chausson came to music late and then died prematurely in a bicycle accident, but he left behind a formidable body of work in all genres.”

August 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Release

Mozart: Requiem & work tbd
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus with Donald Runnicles, Conductor

“One of the most recognizable pieces, Mozart’s Requiem, is a perfect candidate for Surround. Runnicles returns to the podium after success with other large works including Orff’s Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The featured soloists on the Requiem include soprano Christine Brewer, alto Ruxandra Donose, tenor Gregory Kunde and bass Eric Owens.”

September 2005 – Telarc Classical Music SACD Releases

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” & Martinu: Symphony No. 2
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Paavo Jaarvi, Conductor

“From the New World” was Dvorak’s first work that was started and finished in America. After his appointment as professor of composition at New York’s National Conservatory, Dvorak felt the pressure to compose something that was “distinctly American.” So began his interest in the music of black America and the North American Indians. Even though Bohuslav Martinu spent a considerable amount of his creative time away from his native Czechoslovakia, he is regarded, after Janacek, as the most substantial Czech composer of the 20th century.”

Hanson: Symphony No. 2, Merry Mount Suite, Bold Island
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with Erich Kunzel, conductor

“American composer Howard Hanson, known for his dedication to American music, was director of the New England Conservatory for forty years and founded the Institute for American Music at Eastman in 1964. Hanson refashioned his only opera, “Merry Mount,” the story of witchcraft and sexual obsession among Puritan settlers in 17th-century New England, into an orchestral suite in 1938. Influenced by Grieg and Sibelius, Hanson was considered a Neo-Romantic composer, mostly due to the success of his 2nd Symphony.”

Del Tredici: Paul Revere’s Ride, Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls, Theofanidis: World Premiere TBA
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus with Robert Spano, Conductor

“Following in the pattern of recording new American music mixed with classical warhorses, Robert Spano is back with two world premieres David Del Tredici’s Paul Revere’s Ride and an un-named work by Christopher Theofanidis (Winner of 2003 Masterprize competition for composition for Rainbow Body) coupled with John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.”

Non-Classical Music SACD Releases from Telarc
We haven’t yet received information from Telarc on their plans for Jazz, Blues, Country and Crossover Music releases in Super Audio CD during 2005. When that information arrives, we will share it with you here.