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CD Cover Jakub Jan Ryba - Stabat Mater Classification: CD of the Month Label: Nibiru CD Number:01622231 Price:£12.54

Comment:A real discovery by the composer known for decades by his Old Czech Christmas Mass. Jakub Jan Ryba's Stabat Mater dates from 1805. It was not published until 2015! This is its World Premiere recording. You might think it sounds like early Beethoven!

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CD Cover Zelenka Psalmi Vespertini I Classification: Nibiru-Zelenka Label: Nibiru CD Number:01612231 Price:£12.54

Comment:Soprano, Lenka Cafourkova, David Erler, alto, Tobias Hunger, tenor, Lisandro Abadie, bass, Zelenka composed this extraordinary work in 1725 as part of a cycle of 33 compositions for Vespers. This is the World Premeire recording of Psalmi Vespertina I.

Reviews:
"… the lively and sympathetic accunts give much pleasure with responsive instrumental support of varying colours, texture and size." BBC Music Magazine, July 2016.

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CD Cover Zelanka Psalmi Vespertini II Classification: Nibiru-Zelenka Label: Nibiru CD Number:01632231 Price:£12.54

Comment:Gabriela Eibenova, Lenka Cafourkova, soprano, Filippo Mineccia, alto, Tobias Hunger, Marian Krejcik, bass, Jiri Miroslav Prochazka, bass are the soloists. Five of the Psalmi are World Premiere recordings. Adam Viktora directs his Zelanka experts!

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CD Cover Bach Harpsichord Concertos Classification: Supraphon Archive Label: Supraphon CD Number:SU 4222-2 Price:£14.99

Comment:As the tanks rolled by Prague's Rudolfinum in the summer of 1968 these wonderful concertos were being recorded by Zuzana Ruzickova and Vaclav Neumann, two great Czech musicians. No period instruments, just feelings for the music and style!

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CD Cover Superheroes Classification: New Label: Hev-Het Tune CD Number:EH 0055-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Wicked Heads are - Jacek Billinski, composer and guitars, Kasia Miernik, vocals, piano and keyboards, Wojtek Statkiewicz, drums and Mariusz Wroblewski, bass. If not in name, all your imagined Superheroes are here in a fun celebration of their music!

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CD Cover Eastern Currents Classification: New Label: Romeo Records CD Number:7320 Price:£12.54

Comment:Ensemble 365 are-Sara Paar, Mary Hubbell, sopranos, Alice Jones, flute, Karen Rostron, violin, Marta Bedkowska-Reilly, cello, Mirna Lekic, piano. Eastern Currents is a journey through Contemporary Asian music from Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran and more.

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CD Cover Frank Martin Music For Winds Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1602 Price:£12.54

Comment:Here's a game changing disc. It you've previously thought of Frank Martin (1890-1974) as a serious, dull, central European composer, this selection of his wind music will disperse that forever. Light and tuneful, Martin is accorded an amazing recording!

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CD Cover Daybreak in the Fields the piano music of Andrew Downes Classification: New Label: EM Records CD Number:EMR CD040 Price:£19.99

Comment:A wonderful selection of piano music, composed in a manner that draws its listeners closer to what is being said, by Andrew Downes. They range over his composing career, from Sonata No. 1 dating from 1976, to Seven Postludes of 2015.

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CD Cover Kari Sal - Betesda Classification: New Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0153-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Kari Sal sings her own haunting songs with Verneri Pohjola, trumpet, Adam Baldych, violin, Michal Zaborski, viola, Piotr Checki, tenor sax, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, piano, Michal Kapczuk, bass and Krzysztof Szmanda, drums. Sounds where Poland and Iceland meet!

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CD Cover Vertigo Quintet Classification: New Label: Amplion CD Number:AMP05001 Price:£12.54

Comment:Vertigo Quintet are - Marcel Barta, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Oskar Torok, trumpet, Vojtech Prochazkja, piano, Rastislav Uhrik, bass and Daniel Soltis, drums. Ten original numbers in Contemporary Bebop mode!

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