Recreation

New Titles Audio and Video February 2015 (arrived in January 2015)

CDs

Classical

Amorosi pensieri : songs for the Habsburg court, Philippe de Monte, Jean Guyot, Jacobus Vaet, Jacob Regnart.
This release takes its title from its opening track, an Italian madrigal by Philippe de Monte. Only seven of the album's 25 tracks, however, are in Italian; the majority are in French, with some German songs at the end.
Concerto : Venice: the golden age, Vivaldi, Porta, Marcello.
Xenia Loffler, oboe, and George Kallweit, violin.
Bach, Joshua Bell.
Violinist Joshua Bell and Academy of St, Martin in the Fields.
Alessio Bax plays Beethoven., Beethoven
Die Geschopfe des Prometheus, Beethoven.
Armonia Atenea (on period instruments) and conductor George Petrou, recorded in Athens.
Piano concertos 3 & 4, Beethoven.
Maria Joao Pires, piano, and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Rosenkranz-Sonaten = Mystery sonatas, H.I.F. Biber.
Biber’s Mystery Sonatas are a set of 16 virtuosic violin sonatas which serve as a unique masterpiece of the Baroque repertoire. Each sonata features one of the fifteen rosary mysteries that surround the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Features Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin.
Semiramide : la signora regale, Anna Bonitatibus.
Italian mezzo's highly impressive performance of Rossini and others.
Motherland, Khatia Buniatishvili.
Buniatishvili has developed something of a reputation for edge-of-the-seat virtuoso risk taking. This CD is the absolute antithesis of that: a selection of short pieces evoking atmospheres of longing, sorrow and nostalgia ... these are performances that get under your skin said BBC Music Magazine.
Murray Perahia plays Chopin., Chopin
Murray Perahia, winner of the 2010 BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Category Award, is one of the most highly praised pianists in the world today. His poetic phrasing, command of sonorities and supreme virtuosity are perfect for the technical finesse and romantic musicality required by Chopin's compositions.
Images ; Preludes II, Debussy.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano.
Stella di Napoli., Joyce DiDonato
Impressive work from Joyce DiDonato
All you who sleep tonight, Jonathan Dove.
Jonathan Dove is one of Britain’s most resourceful and versatile contemporary composers, whose affinity for vocal setting is especially striking. From the operatic canvas of his acclaimed Flight to his song cycles, his acutely perceptive approach to texts is unmistakable.
Stabat mater, Herbert Howells.
Benjamin Hulett, tenor, and Alison Hill, soprano, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Mister Paganini., Fritz Kreisler; Paganini
Laurent Korcia, violin and Haruko Ueda, piano.
Mendelssohn in Birmingham. Vol. 2., Mendelssohn
Edward Gardner conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra recorded in 2013 and 2014.
Vespri solenni per la Festa di San Marco, Claudio Monteverdi.
Recorded in Basilica Santa Barbara, Italy.
Meslanges : pour la chapelle d'un Prince, Etienne Moulinie.
The miscellany contains 36 pieces such as motets, litanies, canticles and other ‘Christian subjects’, and the composer’s preface expressed his wish to ‘purify music and make it wholly chaste’. Sébastien Daucé configures Ensemble Correspondances approximately along the lines of the Duke of Orléans’ musical establishment in its prime for this enthralling selection of short five-part motets.
Piano concertos 19, K459 & 18, K456, Mozart.
Mitsuko Uchida, piano, & Cleveland Orchestra.
Preussische Quartette 4-6, Benton 334-336, Ignaz Pleyel.
Pleyel Quartett Koln recorded in 2009.
String quartets. Vol. 2, Ferdinand Ries.
Schuppanzigh Quartett.
Stations : symphony no. 4, Anthony Richie.
Based on a live performance at Wigram Air Force Base, February 2014.
Nachtviolen : Lieder, Schubert.
Christian Gerhaler, baritone; Gerold Huber, piano.
Extase : etudes for piano, Alexander Scriabin.
Michele Gurdel, piano.
Confidences galantes, Robert de Visee.
Works by de Visee, Couperin and Lully.
A royal trio : arias, Handel, Bononcini & Ariosti.
Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor, and La Nuova Musica.

COUNTRY

Pain killer, Little Big Town.
Man against machine, Garth Brooks.
Down at the Club : Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA, 1988, Steve Earle & the Dukes.
A reasonable amount of trouble, Jesse Winchester.

EASY LISTENING

Folk routes : the first two albums, Peter, Paul and Mary.
Never, never, never, Shirley Bassey.
Something else, Shirley Bassey.
My dream duets, Barry Manilow.
Tem, Temuera Morrison.
Best so far, Mark Vincent.

JAZZ

Original jazz classics, The Modern Jazz Quartet.
The art of conversation, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland.
In my solitude : live at Grace Cathedral, Branford Marsalis.
Masterpieces : best of the GRP years, Lee Ritenour.

POPULAR

Four : the ultimate edition, One Direction.
Live by the words, Justice Crew.
Live in London, Judith Durham.
Madness, money and music, Sheena Easton.
Things I've done, Karise Eden.
Brutal romantic, Brooke Fraser.
Live : her greatest performances, Whitney Houston.
Love in the future, John Legend.
The best of the Island years, John Martyn.
Beautiful, Jessica Mauboy.
Live in Manchester, Don McLean.
Never been better, Olly Murs.
Beautiful guitars, Mark Nevin.
The blue room, Madeleine Peyroux.
All that I am, Ruby Turner.
Feels so good, Dionne Warwick.

ROCK

Abandon ship, Knife Party.
Chattanooga choo choo, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Fumes, Lily & Madeleine.
Ghost stories : live 2014, Coldplay.
Lessons in love : the collection, Level 42.
Live at the Powerstation, Devilskin.
Quicksand, Black River Drive.
Seeds, TV on the Radio.
Songs from the big chair, Tears for Fears.
Sonic highways, Foo Fighters.
Reckless, Bryan Adams.
The new classic, Iggy Azalea.
It's a pleasure, Baxter Dury.
Listen, David Guetta.
Europa, Holly Johnson.
Globalization, Pitbull.
Weatherhouse, Philip Selway.
The hollow tree, Tyson Smith.
Boulders, Roy Wood.
On the road again, Roy Wood.

WORLD

Maori a-capella, Whiri Tu Aka.
Mina Ripia, an artist and producer had a dream to create a Maori a-capella body of work. The group is WHIRI TU AKA. In 2012 mini Ripiia decided to approach four talented, beautiful, and powerful women to join her to create WHIRI TU AKA. They are Gaynor Rikihana, Kirsten Te Rito, Betty-Anne Monga, Lisa Tomlins and herself.

DVDs

COMEDY

The IT crowd. Version 4.0 : the complete fourth series, Written & directed by Graham Linehan.

FILM

47 Ronin, Directed by Carl Rinsch.
Batman, Directed by Tim Burton.
Begin again, Written and directed by John Carney.
Felony, Directed by Matthew Saville.
Joseph of Nazareth, Directed by Raffaele Mertes.
Micmacs a tire-larigot, Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Million dollar arm, Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Mindscape, Directed by Jorge Dorado.
Summer in February, Directed by Christopher Menaul.
The dark horse, Written and directed by James Napier Robertson.
The hundred-foot journey, Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

MUSIC

Ladies & gentlemen ... : live in concert, Sole Mio.

Non-fiction

Sacred wonders of Britain.
Our big blue backyard : New Zealand's oceans and marine reserves, Natural History New Zealand.
Richard Hammond builds a planet.
60 years of Holden.
The Mini : a celebration of a classic British icon.
2014 Australian Muscle Car Masters.

TV SERIES

Return to Cranford, Directed by Simon Curtis.
Death comes to Pemberley, Directed by Daniel Percival.

Talking Books

ADVENTURE

The removers : a Matt Helm novel, Donald Hamilton.
The silencers : a Matt Helm novel [MP3 CD], Donald Hamilton.
The double tap, Stephen Leather.
The execution, Dick Wolf.
The execution [MP3 CD], Dick Wolf.

FICTION

It must have been the mistletoe, Judy Astley.
The Christmas surprise, Jenny Colgan.
The generation game, Sophie Duffy.
Upstairs at the party, Linda Grant.
Saving Grace, Jane Green.
These days are ours, Michelle Haimoff.
One big damn puzzler, John Harding.
Everland, Rebecca Hunt.
J, Howard Jacobson.
What Milo saw, Virginia Macgregor.
What Milo saw [MP3 CD], Virginia Macgregor.
The giant, O'Brien, Hilary Mantel.
Us, David Nicholls.
The dog, Joseph O'Neill.
Shark, Will Self.
Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead.
The obituary writer, Lauren St John.
Shifting colours, Fiona Sussman.
Shifting colours [MP3 CD], Fiona Sussman.
Talk to me, Jules Wake.
History of the rain, Niall Williams.

HISTORICAL

Rome's fallen eagle, Robert Fabbri.
The goddess and the thief, Essie Fox.
The towers of Samarcand, James Heneage.
The surfacing, Cormac James.
Treason's daughter, Antonia Senior.
Treason's daughter [MP3 CD], Antonia Senior.

HORROR

Grendel's lair, Paul Finch.

MYSTERY

The dead pass, Colin Bateman.
The discourtesy of death, William Brodrick.
The far cry, Fredric Brown.
Watch me, James Carol.
Death in Elysium, Judith Cutler.
The secret place, Tana French.
The Baklava Club, Jason Goodwin.
Venom, A.W. Gray.
The devil's workshop, Alex Grecian.
Safari, Parnell Hall.
The spirit and the skull, J.M. Hayes.
Death of the demon, Anne Holt.
Moriarty [MP3 CD], Anthony Horowitz.
Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz.
Stay alive, Simon Kernick.
The drop [MP3 CD], Dennis Lehane.
The drop, Dennis Lehane.
Don't stand so close, Luana Lewis.
The moon pool, Sophie Littlefield.
The skeleton road, Val McDermid.
An act of kindness : a Hakim & Arnold mystery, Barbara Nadel.
Cross my heart, James Patterson.
Cross my heart [MP3 CD], James Patterson.
Savage magic, Lloyd Shepherd.
A night too dark, Dana Stabenow.
Denial of murder, Peter Turnbull.
Denial of murder [MP3 CD], Peter Turnbull.

Non-fiction

Kim Philby, Tim Milne.
The etymologicon, Mark Forsyth.
Meadowland : the private life of an English field, John Lewis-Stempel.
The man who couldn't stop : OCD, and the true story of a life lost in thought, David Adam.
Encounter, Milan Kundera.
Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies and three battles, Bernard Cornwell.
If this is a man ; &, The truce, Primo Levi
Henry V : leadership, strategy, conflict, Marcus Cowper.
The return of George Washington, 1783-1789, Edward Larson.

ROMANCE

Tempted by her innocent kiss, Maya Banks.
Sugar and spice, Angela Britnell.
She's having the boss's baby, Kate Carlisle.
The wedding proposal, Sue Moorcroft.
A match for Sister Maggy, Betty Neels.
Sapphire in the sand, Patricia Robins.

SAGA

For a father's pride, Dianne Allen.
For a father's pride [MP3 CD], Dianne Allen.
A tapestry of dreams, Jessica Blair.
When I was young, Mary Fitzgerald.
A family Christmas [MP3 CD], Katie Flynn.
A family Christmas, Katie Flynn.
The beekeeper's daughter, Santa Montefiore.
The wayward wife [MP3 CD], Jessica Stirling.
The wayward wife, Jessica Stirling.
Every mother's son, Val Wood.
Every mother's son [MP3 CD], Val Wood.