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Raffle: Cécile McLorin Salvant CD

CD CoverMack Avenue Records is offering a chance to win Cécile McLorin Salvant’s new album. We’ll also have a few signed booklets for those purchasing For One to Love.

For One to Love (Mack Avenue Records, $17.98) is just as wonderful Ms. Salvant connects dramatically on epic versions of  “The Trolley Song” and “Something’s Coming,” shines a light on “Wives and Lovers,” and once again pays tribute to early songsters, with Bessie Smith’s “What’s the Matter Now?” and Blanche Calloway’s “Growlin’ Dan.” She includes another French song, “Le Mal de Vivre,” and five originals on the many moods of romance.

NOTE: Ms. Salvant is coming back to 6th and I Synagogue this Saturday, October 3, for two shows, presented by Washington Performing Arts.

To enter the raffle, please email , with CECILE in the subject heading.



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Banda de los Muertos, Banda de los Muertos (Barbès Records, $12.98) – Banda—Mexican brass band music which originated in the state of Sinaloa in the late 19th-century—mixes rancheras, boleros and German polkas. Banda de los Muertos includes some of New York’s finest jazz players—founders Oscar Noriega (clarinet) and  Jacob Garchik (sousaphone), plus Brian Drye (trombone), Chris Speed (clarinet) and Jim Black (drums)—playing traditional banda with passion and commitment. If you’re in Park Slope, Brooklyn, catch their monthly gig at Barbès.

Julia Holter, Have You in My Wilderness (Domino, $13.98) – Composer, singer, and pianist Julia Holter’s fourth album features her piano-driven original pop songs, with backing instruments in subtle arrangements, some with an added string section.


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Anthony de Mare, Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From the Piano (ECM Records, 3 CDs, $43.98) – Pianist Antony de Mare commissioned over thirty composers to adapt a Stephen Sondheim song.  Composer from across many genres (classical, jazz, film, indie) and generations wrote works spanning a wide range of approaches—fantasias, variations, re-imaginings. In Sondheim’s own words, “some of them are approaching it from a melodic point of view, some from a rhythmic, and some from just a general ambience.”

You can hear Steve Reich’s take on “Finishing the Hat,” Fred Hersch’s “No One Is Alone, Frederic Rzewski’s “I’m Still Here,” among others. A few of the other composers: William Bolcom, Annie Gosfield, Nico Muhly, Tania Leon, Jake Heggie, and Wynton Marsalis.

Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields (Cantaloupe Music, $16.99) – Composer Julia Wolfe won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Anthracite Fields, played by the six members of Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Julian Wachner. In her own words, her “aim is to honor the people who persevered and endured in the Pennsylvania Anthracite coal region during a time the industry fueled the nation…” Ms Wolfe’s texts are taken from “oral histories and interviews, local rhymes, a coal advertisement, geological descriptions, a mining accident index…and an impassioned speech by John L. Lewis.”

Schumann: Piano Concerto & Piano Trio No. 2 (Harmonia Mundi, CD & DVD, $18.98) – Volume 2 of a wonderful “period instrument” Schumann Concerto and Trio project by pianist Alexander Melnikov, violinist Isabelle Faust, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, and the Freiburger Barockorchester, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.

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Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming, Berg Wellesz (Decca, $16.98)— Soprano Renée Fleming joins the Emersons in Viennese music from the 1920s and ’30s: Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite (with its final movement, Largo desolato, played in the original version and the alternate version with soprano),  Egon Wellesz’s Sonnets for Elizabeth Barrett Browning Op. 52, and Eric Zeisl’s Komm, süsser Tod.

Leon Fleisher, Four Hands (Sony Classical, $12.98) – Leon Fleisher  and Katherine Jacobson play songs and arrangements for piano four hands by Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, and William Bolcom. In conjunction with Four Hands, there is a reissue of  Mr. Fleisher’s “comeback” album, Two Hands (Sony Classical, $12.98), from 2004, on which he played as per the title—after many of years of debilitating hand problems that forced him to play left-hand only pieces.

Arvo Pärt: Musica Selecta (ECM Records, 2 CDs, $25.98) – This is a 2-CD compilation, put together by ECM chief Manfred Eicher, to celebrate Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday year. Ever since the 1984 release Tabula Rasa on ECM, featuring Gidon Kremer and Keith Jarrett, the label has been associated with Pärt, releasing over 10 albums of his music.