Iván Fischer wins German award for Mahler disc & praise for new Bruckner

Iván Fischer's recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra has won the German Toblacher Komponierhäuschen 2014 for the best Mahler recording of 2014! Fischer's July release of Bruckner. Symphony No. 7 is also receiving acclaim.

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The Praise Continues for Innovative Delphian Label

Ludus Baroque's recording of Handel's The Triumph of Time and Truth has been named this month's Gramophone Editor's Choice! The magazine calls it "Ludus Baroque’s most valuable Handel recording so far" which "confirms that this unclassifiable, peculiar work is well worth revisiting."

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Cumbia All Stars revive the Cumbia Peruana with "Tigres en Fuga"

The new release Tigres en Fuga reunites former members of some of the legendary bands of the chichi phenomenon. After 40 years, they are living legends of the music, originators from the dawn of Cumbia who nursed the flame and reinvigorated it for the new album, available now on World Village.

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Chucho Valdés Tours the US: SFJAZZ, Jazz at Lincoln Center & more

Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés brings the music of Border-Free and much more on his US tour this summer and fall. Valdés and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Messengers kick off the tour next week on July 30 with a special performance with Bebel Gilberto at the Ravinia Festival in Highland, IL. 

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Coming in August: Maria João Pires

On her début release for Onyx, the great pianist Maria João Pires performs two Beethoven concertos she has played often, but never before recorded. After giving concerts in Stockholm last October, she went directly into the studio with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and this remarkable recording is the result. These are performances of such passion, poetry and drama - Beethoven as he should sound, just as if you are hearing these great concertos for the first time. In the booklet, Pires has provided a personal note on her approach to these works.