A list of Thomas Rajna’s Amarantha Records CDs

The story of how I found pianist Thomas Rajna’s label Amarantha is recounted here. Here’s a list:

AR 011-2 Thomas Rajna Amarantha – Opera in seven scenes, Stop All The Clocks (Auden), Four Early Songs, Three Hebrew Choruses. Soloists from the Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School, Cape Town PO, Christopher Dowdeswell. Brad Liebl (baritone), Andrea Catzel (soprano), Thomas Rajna (piano). St. George’s Singers, Barry Smith

AR 013 Thomas Rajna Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra (Robert Pickup, National SO, Richard Cock), Cantilenas and Interludes (Cape Town SO, David Tidboald), Suite for Violin and Harp (Alexander Trostiansky, Anna Verkholantseva)

AR 014 Thomas Rajna Piano Concerto No. 1 (Rajna, SABC SO, Edgar Cree), Preludes for piano: Capriccio (Rajna)



AR 015 Thomas Rajna Video Games (National SO, Richard Cock), Divertimento Piccolo (Cape Town SO, Omri Hadari), Movements for Strings (Transvaal Chamber Orchestra, Richard Cock), Serenade for Wind Percussion and Piano (Studio Chamber Ensemble, Terence Kern)

AR 016 Granados Goyescas Thomas Rajna (also CD reissued by CRD 3301, barcode 5015155330129 or 708093330126)


AR 017 Thomas Rajna Piano Concerto No. 2 (Rajna), Harp Concerto (Moya Wright), National SO, Allan Stehenson



AR 126 Thomas Rajna String Quartet No. 2 (2012) Amici Quartet



Not numbered Thomas Rajna Violin Concerto. Susanne Martens, Stellenbosch University SO, Corvin Matei world premiere



Not numbered Stravinsky: Four Studies, Serenade in A, Piano Rag Music, Sonata, Tango, Circus Polka, from Saga Classics (also reissued by Emergo Classics, 3391, barcode 016861339128)

AR 901-2 Liszt Douze Etudes op. 1 (1826), Etudes d’exécution transcendante (1851), Rhapsodie Espagnole (1863), Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (1848)


AR 903 Scriabin Twelve Studies op. 8, Piano Sonata No. 6 op. 62, Poème tragique op. 34


AR 904 Bach Concertos BWV 1056, BWV 1053, BWV 1052, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. SACM Chamber Orchestra, soloist and conductor Thomas Rajna




AR 905-906 Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus




AR 907 Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 (Cape Town SO, Charles Vanderzand), Schumann Piano Concerto (BBC PO, Nicholas Cleobury)



AR 908 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 (Cape Town SO, Brian Priestman), Barber Piano Concerto (Cape Town SO, Victor Yampolsky)



AR 909 Bartok Piano Concerto No. 2 (Cape Town SO, Louis Frémaux), Piano Concerto No. 3 (BBC Northern Orchestra, George Hurst), Stravinsky Capriccio (National SO of SABC, Louis Lane)


AR 0510 Thomas Rajna Valley Song – opera in 11 scenes. World premier performance, Spier Summer Arts Festival and Cape Town Opera


AR 062 Thomas Rajna The Creation A Negro Sermon for chorus and orchestra



If interested, “All inquiries: Amarantha Records, trajna@telkomsa.net, Tel/fax +27 21 671 3937 (international), Address 10 Wyndover Rd. Claremont, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa


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