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Street Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
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April 2015 New Releases

Marc-André Hamelin is not just a wizard of the keyboard. Although the Montreal native made his mark with the virtuoso repertoire of the Romantic period, Hamelin has also proven his skills in the subtlest music of the Classical period, releasing three highly acclaimed volumes of sonatas by Haydn. Now he turns his attention to Mozart with a specially priced double disc of Mozart Piano Sonatas, offering further proof that he is one of the finest musicians of our time. But that is only one of two thrilling new additions to Hamelin’s discography. He has also teamed up with the world-famous Takács Quartet for an album of chamber music by Shostakovich, featuring the composer’s powerful Piano Quintet. Continuing in the chamber music vein, pianist Andreas Staier joins forces once again with clarinetist Lorenzo Coppola for a recording of sonatas by Brahms, cellist Ophélie Gaillard plays an album of Latin-inspired works, and tenor Mark Padmore teams up with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout for a recording of songs by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. Anglophiles will rejoice over Nicholas Daniel’s album of English oboe concertos by Vaughan Williams and MacMillan and Stephen Layton’s new collection of choral music by Leighton with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.  Non-classical releases this month are highlighted by the Jazz Village début of Push Up, a band that blurs the lines between jazz, funk and rock