Fanfare Cincinnati Albums


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Fanfare Cincinnati Albums


Fanfare Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra has a rich recording history dating back to 1917. In 2011, the CSO released the inaugural album on its new label, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Media, which was renamed Fanfare Cincinnati in December of 2011. The CSO has partnered with Naxos of America, Inc. to manufacture and distribute recordings. Below is a list of available recordings under the new label. Since 1980, the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras have sold 10 million recordings worldwide on the Telarc label, which announced it would stop making new recordings of orchestras in 2009. Telarc continues to manufacture and distribute its extensive catalogue of over 140 Cincinnati recordings including three Grammy winners. These recordings are available in the Bravo Shop, in stores or via popular download sites such as iTunes and Amazon.com.

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Over the years, the CSO has built a reputation as one the world’s foremost orchestras and a champion of new music. Cincinnati has been home to the American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Mahler, Ravel and Bartók, the hosted the world premiere of Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait. The CSO has commissioned works that have since become mainstays of the classical repertoire, including Copland’s iconic Fanfare for the Common Man. Today, the Orchestra continues to commission new works and to program an impressive array of music.

Beginning in July 2013, as part of the CSO’s new partnership with the World Piano Competition, the competition’s Artist Division winner will have the distinct honor of performing with the world-renowned CSO, as well as the unique opportunity to record a solo piano album using Univeristy of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music’s state of the art recording facilities and engineers in the school’s Division of Electronic Media. The recording will be released on the Fanfare Cincinnati label, globally distributed by Naxos. The CSO’s participation as the official orchestra for the Competition was made possible by generous support from Anne and George H. Musekamp, Sue and Bill Friedlander, Christine and Tom Neyer, Sr., Trish and Rick Bryan, and Vicky and Rick Reynolds.

Available Recordings

Carnival of the Animals
John Morris Russell, conductor

"Carnival of the Animals is the latest release from the Cincinnati Pops and features the celebrated title track by Camille Saint-Saens with a delightful new orchestration by Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell that showcases the extraordinary artistry of the acclaimed ensemble. The 93rd Cincinnati Pops album also features the world premiere recording of “Waiting for Wings,” a musical adaptation of Lois Ehlert’s immensely popular children’s book composed by Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt. The album will be released on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s recording label, Fanfare Cincinnati, and will be available NOV 11, 2014. 

Available in person at the Bravo Shop. Available in stores nationwide and via iTunes and Amazon starting November 11, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hallowed Ground
Featuring Dr. Maya Angelou
Louis Langrée, conductor

As Louis Langrée’s first commercial recording as Music Director,Hallowed Ground commemorates his inaugural concert with Dr. Maya Angelou and the groundbreaking new collaboration with Cincinnati’s premier new music festival, MusicNOW. In conceiving his inaugural season as Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Louis Langrée wanted to celebrate the Orchestra’s rich tradition of excellence and its legacy of introducing the world to new works. One of the pieces selected for his inaugural weekend in November 2013, and captured live for this release, was Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, which received its world premiere performance by the CSO at Music Hall in 1942. November of 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and those powerful words resonate today, especially delivered by legendary author, poet, activist and humanitarian Dr. Maya Angelou. 

Available in person at the Bravo Shop. Available in stores nationwide and via iTunes and Amazon starting September 9, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superheroes!

Superheroes!, the latest release from John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops, showcases some of Hollywood’s grandest musical scores from recent blockbusters such as The AvengersThe Dark KnightIron Man 2X-Men: The Last StandThorSpider-Man andCaptain America, and also features themes from television and film classics including The Adventures of SupermanWonder WomanThe Incredible HulkBatmanSuper Friends and more. This action-packed collection, with a special “appearance” by Adam West, pays tribute to the heroes of our imagination and celebrates the wonderful creativity of Hollywood’s most accomplished and acclaimed composers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Glass, Cello Concerto No. 2 “Naqoyqatsi” (2013)
Orange Mountain Music

Matt Haimovitz, cello
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

While serving as one of the CSO’s Creative Directors for the 2011-12 season, Philip Glass composed his Second Cello Concerto, commissioned by the Orchestra. The CSO performed the work’s World Premiere in March 2012 with soloist Matt Haimovitz and conductor Dennis Russell Davies. The premiere was a smashing success, receiving several standing ovations from audiences and critical acclaim. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Home for the Holidays (2012)

Holiday Greetings from the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra! HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is an exceptionally diverse collection of Yuletide classics—including "Deck the Halls," "O Holy Night" with powerhouse tenor Rodrick Dixon, and New York Voices' jazzy twist on "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," alongside Gounod's "Ave Maria" and "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," which cleverly combines Edward Elgar's "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations with text from an 1897 editorial in the New York Sun, narrated by Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell and expressing the child-like wonderment we all feel during the holiday season. This disc is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the inaugural season of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Baltic Portraits is the 18th CSO recording with Paavo Järvi. It is taken from live recordings between 2002 and 2011, and reflects Maestro Järvi’s Estonian origins. The recording was made possible by a generous gift from Mary Ellyn and John Hutton. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Over the years, the CSO has built a reputation as one the world’s foremost orchestras and a champion of new music. The CSO has been home to the American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Mahler, Ravel and Bartók, and has commissioned works that have since become mainstays of the classical repertoire, including Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. Today, the Orchestra continues to commission new works and to program an impressive array of music.

American Portraits is the 17th CSO recording with Music Director Paavo Järvi, and is part of the year-long celebration of Maestro Järvi’s triumphant, ten-year tenure as music director. The release features works by American composers Jennifer Higdon, Charles Coleman, Carter Pann, Jonathan Bailey Holland and Kevin Puts, and is made possible by a generous gift from Farah and John Palmer.