ASO's Latest Releases Receive Over 250,000 Downloads

The American Symphony Orchestra has announced the latest collection of online-only live recordings to join its catalogue, which quite recently passed the milestone of more than a quarter of a million streams and downloads sold. The latest batch, now on general release, consists of recordings from the 2014 Bard Music Festival with its focus on "Schubert and his World".

All conducted by the ASO's music director Leon Botstein, they include rarely-heard works by Schubert himself, such as his opera Die Verschrorenen ("The Conspirators" - loosely based on the Greek comedy Lysistrata), and a connected piece, Suppe's opera Franz Schubert (a great hit in its time, telling the story of the writing of Die schone Mullerin). Some of these works have only received a handful of recordings, if any at all.

Reviewing the Bard performance of Die Verschworenen, the New York Times wrote, "impressive...a vibrant concert performance of ...Schubert's lightweight yet beguiling one-act singspiel."

Writing recently for Gramophone, Maestro Botstein commented on the new opportunities afforded by the digital revolution and his ASO live performances that, "We now truly have a store of guides to the repertoire and of performances caught as they actually happen...it's a huge and important role and it's very exciting."

The complete list of new recordings and principal soloists comprises:-

Franz Schubert
Overture from Der vierjährige Posten, D190

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D200

Franz Schubert
Orchestrated Lieder
Rebecca Ringle
Andrew Schroeder

Franz Schubert/Johannes Brahms
Three Lieder
Andrew Schroeder

Franz Schubert
Die Verschworenen, D787
Camille Zamora
Nathan Stark
Nicholas Phan
Deanna Breiwick
Matthew Tuell

Franz von Suppé
Franz Schubert, operetta in one act
Paul Appleby
Nathan Stark
Deanna Breiwick
Camille Zamora
Marc Molomot
Steven Moore

Franz Schubert
Mirjams Siegesgesang, D942
Sarah Shafer

Franz Schubert
Mass in E-flat Major, D950
Sarah Shafer
Rebecca Ringle
Paul Appleby
Andrew Garlans



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