Groundbreaking recording unearths new scholarship. Including the 2nd-ever recording of the Double Concerto with winds, brass, and timpani as Mendelssohn wrote and intended! Violinist Ilya Kaler (the only person ever to garnish 1st prizes in the Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, AND Paganini Competitions), rising-star award-winning pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite, and world renowned conductor (and clarinetist) Jonathan Cohler join forces with the outstanding Budapest Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra in riveting performances showcased in the crystal clear, dynamic audiophile engineering of Ongaku Records. The in-depth, 28-page booklet leads us on an engrossing journey through time.
This digital single features rising star Rasa Vitkauskaite in a “high-voltage performance... a veritable explosion of fierce energy... life-enhancing and full of joie de vivre” (Fanfare).
The world's leading clarinet-piano duo of Jonathan Cohler and Rasa Vitkauskaite brings us a riveting traversal of the music of Latin America for clarinet and piano featuring works by Carlos Guastavino, Arturo Marquez, Paquito D'Rivera, and Alberto Ginastera.
The debut concerto CD of rising star Rasa Vitkauskaite featuring two of the greatest of all piano concertos: Mozart's Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 and Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37!
Virtuoso clarinetist and conductor Jonathan Cohler brings us the second in his "plays and conducts" series featuring a well-chosen selection of some of the greatest works by Mozart in his last 10 years. Including the Clarinet Concerto played on basset clarinet in original style alongside the Symphony No. 35 in D Major and the overtures of Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute all in brand new editions by Cohler, this CD features virtuoso playing all around by both Cohler and the up-and-coming Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra. An absolute must-have for all Mozart lovers.
This digital single features a scintillating performance by Rasa Vitkauskaite of Weber's bravura show piece Polonaise brillante, S. 367 with the renowned Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
Groundbreaking new audiophile recording by virtuoso clarinetist conductor Jonathan Cohler that follows Weber's original scores based on the most recent research. Hear the Weber Concertino and clarinet concertos as Weber wrote them! And enjoy the audiophile quality sound of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra under Cohler playing from Weber's actual score that from which he premiered Oberon just weeks before he died.
American Tribute celebrates 70 years of American musical life. Jonathan Cohler and Rasa Vitkauskaite, today’s leading clarinet-piano duo, have been hailed around the globe. This CD is dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
In her brilliant debut solo CD, award-winning Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite demonstrates an uncanny depth and breadth of musical understanding coupled with outstanding technique and consummate pianism.
David Alpher: American Reflections
Jonathan Cohler, clarinet
; Maureen Gallagher, viola
; Robert Honeysucker, baritone
; Myron Lutzke, cello
; Robert Lynam, string bass
; Martha Moor, harp ; Jean Newton, harpsichord
; Ken Radnofsky, saxophone