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PACD96045 - Katherine Hoover - String Quartets and Trio Richter Live in the 1950s Vol. 6 PACD 96042-4colorado quartet late beethoven richter in liepzig Janos Starker: The Road to Cello Playing +

Parnassus charged into the overcrowded classical CD market in 1996. As many CDs as the market offers, there are still some needs that we thought weren’t being met. So far we have offered:

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PACD 96009/10 Eugene Drucker - Bach: Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas Eugene Drucker – Bach: Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas

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PACD96009/10 is a two CD set featuring a founding member of the world-famous Emerson String Quartet. Remastered for this, the first US release of a set originally available in a very limited edition in the UK. This edition contain extensive analytical notes from the artist himself. More details.

PACD 97008 Janos Starker: The Road To Cello Playing + Janos Starker: The Road To Cello Playing +

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PACD97008 is a collection of works for unaccompanied cello played by the great master cellist Janos Starker. This disc includes the complete “Road to Cello Playing” a collection of etudes previously issued only on LP, supplemented with concert works by Hindemith, Cassado, and Bernhard Heiden, taken from a broadcast and never before published. More details.

PACD 96012 Danielle Woerner Sings Luening and Starer Danielle Woerner Sings Luening and Starer “She Walks In Beauty”

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PACD96012 – Danielle Woerner coached Otto Luening’s songs with the composer, and has performed Robert Starer’s songs with the composer at the piano. This CD offers 77 minutes of music by these two composers, newly recorded, with some of the Hudson Valley’s finest musicians as collaborators and including Starer at the piano, his first commercial recording in nearly 50 years. More details

PACD 96015/16 Gregorian Chant: The Early Interpreters Gregorian Chant: The Early Interpreters

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PACD96015/16 – More than 2½ hours of chants recorded from 1928 to 1936 in a variety of locations. Most items have never been published before and all are new to CD. Extensive liner notes and texts. More details.

PACD 96019 Night Skies: The Music of Katherine Hoover Night Skies: The Music of Katherine Hoover


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PACD 96031 – Katherine Hoover is one of America’s finest and most successful composers, with performances throughout the U.S. and Europe and nearly two dozen recordings of her music. Yet there has never been an entire LP or CD devoted to her music until now. This disc offers more than an hour of newly-recorded orchestral woks, most done under the composer’s supervision. Hoover’s accessible yet stimulating music will appeal to any music-lover whose taste travel as far into the 20th century as the music of Bartók, one of Hoover’s favourites. More details.

PACD 96031 Kokopeli: Katherine Hoover Plays Kokopeli: Katherine Hoover Plays

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PACD96031 – Demonstrating her abilities both as flutist and composer, this CD features Katherine Hoover’s title composition as well as her Masks and Winter Spirits. Also includes the “London Diversions” program. Featuring collaborations with Stoddard Lincoln, Don Bailey, Scott Dunn and Victoria Drake. More details.

PACD 96020 Carole Bogard Sings Baroque Cantatas and Arias Carole Bogard Sings Baroque Cantatas and Arias

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PACD96020 – Carole Bogard was one of the most widely acclaimed American singers of Baroque (and contemporary!) music. Our first reissue from her Cambridge label recordings includes more than 70 minutes of superb Bach, A. Scarlatti, and Handel. More details.

Carole Bogard: American Songs Carole Bogard: American Songs

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PACD96021/22 – Parnassus is pleased to present a superb collection of American songs, half of them previously unpublished, and in two cases accompanied by the composers. Groups of songs by John Duke and Richard Cumming feature the composers as pianists also David del Tredici makes a rare appearance as a performer. This 2 CD set includes much more and extensive notes and texts. More details

PACD 96036/37 Carole Bogard: A Century of French Songs Carole Bogard: French Songs

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PACD96036/37 – Showing her versatility, Carole Bogard moves beyond the Baroque and demonstrates her exquisite command of french chanson. This 2 CD set includes extensive notes and tests. More details.

PACD 96023 Prokofiev and Stravinsky - Composers Conduct Prokofiev and Stravinsky – Composers Conduct

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PACD96023 – Prokofiev’s only recording as a conductor has been reissued several times in incomplete or poor-sounding transfers. The clarity of this complete transfer will come as a revelation. Stravinsky’s only Mexican recording is his rarest, never before reissued. More details.

PACD 96026 The Stuyvesant Quartet Plays 20th Century Quartets The Stuyvesant Quartet Plays 20th Century Quartets

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PACD 96026 – The Suyvesant String Quartet was one of the outstanding American chamber ensembles of the 1940s and ’50s. This disc is its first appearance on CD. The live performance of the Quincy Porter Quartet has never been published before. More details.

Arthur Grumiaux: The Boston Recordings Arthur Grumiaux: The Boston Recordings

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PACD96028 – These were Arthur Grumiaux’s first LP recordings, made at the time of his first U.S. tour in 1951-2. They reveal a dynamic young artist, even more outgoing and vital than on his superb later LPs. These early Boston recordings are great rarities in their original editions and have never before been reissued. More details.

PACD 96030 Kipnis/Kushner - Piano, 4 Hands Kipnis/Kushner – Piano, 4 Hands

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PACD96030 – Parnassus Records is proud to offer the debut recording of the Igor Kipnis-Karen Kushner duo, in an extended program of music for piano four hands recorded at concerts and studio broadcasts. More details.

Handel - Tamerlano Handel – Tamerlano

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PACD96039/40 – The first recording ever made of Handel’s opera Tamerlano, a nearly-complete version highly acclaimed by critics, is now reissued on the Parnassus label. The three-disc set, running nearly four hours in length, is being offered with complete libretto for the price of two discs. More details.

Tom McDermott - All The Keys And Then Some Tom McDermott – All The Keys And Then Some

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PACD96041 – Including 38 tracks and clocking in at 72 minutes, the disc is comprised of two suites. “All the Keys” is a cycle of 24 pieces for solo piano in the all the major and minor keys and has elements of klezmer, tango, boogie-woogie, rag, New Orleans R&B, Chopinesque waltz, Brazilian choro and forms not so easily described. “Some Friends of Mine” is a set of 14 portraits of friends from New Orleans and St. Louis, composed for piano or Kurzweil synthesizer. Items from this CD are featured in the HBO TV series “Treme”


PACD 96045 Katherine Hoover: String Music
Katherine Hoover: String Quartets and Trio

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PACD 96045 Parnassus Records presents with great pride our third CD release of music of Katherine Hoover. Her String Quartets are recent works. The First Quartet was inspired by Native American music and includes a quote from a Hopi lullaby. The Second Quartet, subtitled “The Knot,” deals with the untangling of musical knots. Both Quartets were written for, and premiered by, what Hoover calls “the fabulous Colorado Quartet.” The Trio, composed in 1978, was dedicated to the memory of a friend. It was recorded that year for the Leonarda label, and here receives its first CD issue.

Katherine Hoover Piano Works PACD 96050 Piano Music of Katherine Hoover

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PACD 96050 Music of Katherine Hoover has been widely performed and recorded on more than two dozen CDs, including three previous CDs on the Parnassus label. Hoover is particularly popular among flutists, since she has written prolifically for her own instrument. However, Hoover’s piano music is less well known, and the current CD represents the first recording devoted entirely to her piano works. The music on the disc is all first recordings, performed under the composer’s supervision by Mirian Conti. More details.

PACD 96051/2  The Lost Art of Jacob Lateiner The Lost Art of Jacob Lateiner

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PACD 96051/2 Jacob Lateiner was one of the great pianists of the 20th century. This set of two of his live recitals will justify that statement to music lovers not familiar with his playing. More details.


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