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Articles from Vol. 90, April

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A Balancing Act: Rebecca Schmid Talks to Violinist Lisa Batiashvili about Performing Brahms's Violin Concerto
Lisa Batiashvili invites me to her dressing room at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, an appropriate venue to discuss Brahms's Violin Concerto, as it was here, in the original building, that Joachim premiered the work under Brahms's baton in 1879. Providing...
Albrecht Conducts Elektra Live at the Netherlands Opera
R Strauss Elektra Evelyn Herlitzius sop Elektra Michaela Schuster mez Klytemnestra Camilla Nylund sop Chrysothemis Hubert Delamboye ten Aegisthus Gerd Grochowski bar Orestes Tonkunstkoor Amsterdam; Netherlands Philharmonic...
Alistair McGowan: The Impersonator and Comic, Best Known for His Wicked David Beckham, on His Love of Music, Playing the Piano and Singing Opera
My interest in classical music started early because my parents were big listeners. They introduced me to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf--and to Grieg. My father loved Peer Gynt, so one of my early memories was listening...
All the Symphonies from the RCO and Different Directors
Mahler Symphonies--No 1 (a); No 2 (b); No 3 (c); No 4 (d); No 5 (e); No 6 (f); No 7 (g); No 8 (h); No 9 (i); No 10 (compl Cooke) (j). Totenfeier (k). Das Lied von der Erde (l) (h) Christine Brewer, (h) Maria Espada, (b) Ricarda Merbeth, (h) Camilla...
A Polish Passion, Setting Brockes's Famous Text
Freislich Passio Christi Georg Poplutz ten Evangelist Marek Rzepka bass Jesus Julia Kirchner, Ingrida Gapova, Joanna Szczucka sops Franz Vitzthum counterten Virgil Hartinger, Daniel Oleksy tens Ekkehard Abele bass Goldberg Baroque Ensemble/Andrzej...
A Quartet for Verdi Year with Other Italians for Company
'Italian Journey' Boccherini String Quartet, Op 2 No 6 Respighi String Quartet Puccini Cristantemi Verdi String Quartet Cremona Quartet Klanglogo (F) KL1400 (71' * DDD) It is very appealing to be taken on a tour of Italy through Respighi,...
A Sunday in the Life of York Minster's Choir
'An Ebor Epiphany' Anonymous O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness Briggs Infant holy Dove The Three Kings Dyson Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D Howells Collegium Regale--Te Deum laudamus E Monk Venite Moore Lord, when the wise men came...
A Symphony and a Concerto from the Pen of Pianist Say
Say Istanbul Symphony (a). Concerto for Ney and Orchestra, 'Hezarfen' (b) Burcu Karadag ney (a) Hakan Gungor kanun Aykut Koselerli perc Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra/(a) Gurer Aykal, (b) Dan Ettinger Naive (M) (2) (CD + DVD)...
Azzolini's Third Concerto Disc for Naive's Vivaldi Series
Vivaldi 'Concerti per fagotto, Vol 3' Bassoon Concertos--RV474; RV475; RV480; RV485; RV494; RV502 Sergio Azzolini bn L'Aura Soave Cremona Naive (F) OP30539 (70' * DDD) In his booklet-note for this third volume of bassoon concertos, Sergio...
Bach and Telemann Arranged for Bassoon and Viola
JS Bach * Telemann JS Bach Concertos--for Bassoon, Viola and Strings, after BWV1060; for Bassoon, Strings and Continuo, after BWV1059; for Viola, Strings and Continuo, after BWV169, 49 & 1053 Telemann Viola Concerto, TWV51:G9. Double Concerto,...
Bach to Previn from Tetzlaff Pupil Smietana
JS Bach * GGould Part * Previn JS Bach Solo Violin Partita No 2, BWV1004 G Gould Bassoon Sonata (a) Part Spiegel im Spiegel (a) Previn Two Little Serenades (a) Alicja Smietana vn -Evelyne Berezovsky pf Solo Musica (F) SM176 (58' * DDD)...
Baltic-Inspired 21st-Century Music from Eighth Blackbird
Broening like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. Dark Wood. Traces--(i); (ii). Trembling Air. Nocturne/Doubles. Arioso/Doubles. Changing Light Eighth Blackbird Bridge (F) BRIDGE9384 (69' * DDD) If music is essentially a...
Barenboim's Romantic on Screen from the Philharmonie
Bruckner Symphony No 4, 'Romantic' (1878/80 version) Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim Accentus (F) DVD ACC20217; (F) ACC10217 (70' * NTSC * 16:9 * 1080i * DTS-HD MA, DTS5.1 & PCM stereo * 0). Recorded live at the Philharmonie,...
Barley's Centenary Britten Tribute to Preview His Tour
Britten 'Around Britten' Britten Solo Cello Suite No 3, Op 87. Concord. Since she whom I loved (both arr Barley) Barley Improvisation Bryars Tre Laude dolce Tavener Chant. Threnos Traditional Greensleeves. Oliver Cromwell. The...
Batiashvili in the Brahms and Clara Schumann's Romances
Brahms * C Schumann [G] [G] Brahms Violin Concerto, Op 77 (a) C Schumann Three Romances (b) Lisa Batiashvili vn (b) AliceSara Ott pf (a) Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann DG (F) 479 0086GH (48' * DDD) Even before Lisa Batiashvili...
Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten A Life in the 20th Century By Paul Kildea Allen Lane, HB, 688pp, 30[pounds sterling] * ISBN 978-1-846-14232-1 Benjamin Britten A Life for Music By Neil Powell Hutchinson, HB, 512pp, 25[pounds sterling] * ISBN 978-0-091-93123-0...
Bocelli Stars in Gounod's Romeo from Genoa
Gounod Romeo et Juliette Andrea Bocelli ten Romeo Maite Alberola sop Juliette Andrea Mastroni bass Frere Laurent Alessandro Luongo bar Mercutio Annalisa Stroppa mez Stephano Marzio Giossi bar ...
Brahms ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op 45 (a) Schutz Selig sind die Toten (b). Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (b) (a) Katharine Fuge sop (a) Matthew Brook bar Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot...
Brahms Symphony No 4. Geistliches Lied, Op 30
Brahms Symphony No 4. Geistliches Lied, Op 30. Fest- und Gedenkspruche, Op 109 Bach Cantata No 150, 'Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich'--Meine Augen sehen stets zu dem Herrn; Meine Tage in den Leinden Beethoven Coriolan, Op 62 Gabrieli Sanctus and...
Canadian Violinist Records the Elgar with Her Husband
Elgar Violin Concerto, Op 61 (a). Salut d'amour, Op 12 (b). Offertoire, Op11 (b) Catherine Manoukian vn (a) Staatskapelle Weimar/ Stefan Solyom (b) pf Berlin Classics (F) 0300429BC (58' * DDD) Recorded live, June 2011 This was...
Cantatas, Vol 10: Potsdam/Wittenberg'
Cantatas, Vol 10: Potsdam/Wittenberg' Cantatas Nos 5, 48, 56, 79, 80, 90 & 192 Joanne Lunn sop William Towers counterten James Gilchrist ten Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner Soli Deo...
'Cantatas, Vol 11: Genoa/Greenwich'
'Cantatas, Vol 11: Genoa/Greenwich' Cantatas No 38, 49, 98, 109, 162, 180& 188 Joanne Lunn, Magdalena Kozena sops Sara Mingardo contr William Towers counterten Paul Agnew, Christoph Genz tens Gotthold Schwarz, Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi...
'Cantatas, Vol 12: Tooting/Winchester'
'Cantatas, Vol 12: Tooting/Winchester' Cantatas Nos 52, 55, 60, 89, 115, 139, 140 & 163 Susan Hamilton, Gillian Keith, Joanne Lunn sops Hilary Summers contr Robin Tyson counterten James Gilchrist, William Kendall tens Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi...
'Cantatas, Vol 17: Berlin'
'Cantatas, Vol 17: Berlin' Cantatas Nos 16, 41, 58, 143, 153 & 171 Ruth Holton sop Lucy Ballard, Sally Bruce-Payne contrs Charles Humphries counterten James Gilchrist ten Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/ Sir John...
'Cantatas, Vol 19: Greenwich/Romsey'
'Cantatas, Vol 19: Greenwich/Romsey' Cantatas Nos 3,13,14,26,81 & 155. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227 Joanne Lunn, Katharine Fuge sops William Towers, Richard Wyn Roberts countertens Julian Podger, Paul Agnew tens Gerald Finley, Peter Harvey...
'Cantatas, Vol 20: Naarden/Southwell'
'Cantatas, Vol 20: Naarden/Southwell' Cantatas Nos 18, 84, 92, 126, 144 & 181 Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith, Miah Persson sops Wilkete Brummelstroete contr Robin Tyson counterten James Gilchrist, James Oxley tens Jonathan Brown,...
'Cantatas, Vol 21: Cambridge/Walpole St Peter'
'Cantatas, Vol 21: Cambridge/Walpole St Peter' Cantatas Nos 1, 22, 23, 54, 127, 159 & 182 Ruth Holton, Malin Hartelius sops Claudia Schubert, Nathalie Stutzmann contrs James Gilchrist, James Oxley tens Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi Choir;...
'Cantatas, Vol 22: Eisenach'
'Cantatas, Vol 22: Eisenach' Cantatas Nos 4, 6, 31, 66, 134 & 145 Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith sops Daniel Taylor counterten James Gilchrist ten Stephen Varcoe bass Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/ Sir John Eliot Gardiner...
'Cantatas, Vol 23: Arnstadt/Echternach'
'Cantatas, Vol 23: Arnstadt/Echternach' Cantatas--Nos 42, 67, 85, 104, 112, 150 & 158 Gillian Keith, Katharine Fuge sops Daniel Taylor, William Towers countertens Charles Daniels, Norbert Meyn tens Stephen Varcoe bass Monteverdi Choir; English...
'Cantatas, Vol 25: Dresden/Sherborne'
'Cantatas, Vol 25: Dresden/Sherborne' Cantatas Nos 44, 86, 87, 97, 150 & 183 JC Bach Furchte dich nicht Katharine Fuge, Joanne Lunn sops Robin Tyson, Daniel Taylor countertens Steve Davislim, Paul Agnew tens Stephan Loges, Panajotislconomou...
'Cantatas Vol 26: Long Melford'
'Cantatas Vol 26: Long Melford' Cantatas Nos 34, 59, 68, 74, 172-74 Lisa Larsson sop Nathalie Stutzmann contr Derek Lee Ragin counterten Christoph Genz ten Panajotis Iconomou bass Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner...
'Cantatas, Vol 2: Paris/Zurich'
'Cantatas, Vol 2: Paris/Zurich' Cantatas Nos 2,10,21,76 & 135. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, BWV1044 Schutz Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes, SWV386 (a) Lisa Larsson, Katharine Fuge sops Daniel Taylor, Robin Tyson altos...
'Cantatas, Vol 3: Tewkesbury/Muhlhausen'
'Cantatas, Vol 3: Tewkesbury/Muhlhausen' Cantatas Nos 24, 71, 88, 93, 131, 177 & 185 Joanne Lunn sop Magdalena Kozena mez Nathalie Stutzmann contr William Towers counterten Paul Agnew, Kobie van Rensburg tens Peter Harvey, Nicolas Test basses...
'Cantatas, Vol 4: Ansbach/Haddington'
'Cantatas, Vol 4: Ansbach/Haddington' Cantatas Nos 9, 107, 170, 186 & 187 Kuhnau/Bach Der Gerechte kommt umf Katharine Fuge, Joanne Lunn sops Michael Chance, Richard Wyn Roberts countertens James Gilchrist, Kobie van Rensburg tens Stephan...
'Cantatas, Vol 5: Rendsburg/Braunschweig'
'Cantatas, Vol 5: Rendsburg/Braunschweig' Cantatas Nos 45, 46, 101, 102, 136 & 178 Joanne Lunn sop Daniel Taylor, Robin Tyson countertens Christoph Genz ten Gotthold Schwarz, Brindley Sherratt basses Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/...
'Cantatas Vol 6: Kothen/Frankfurt'
'Cantatas Vol 6: Kothen/Frankfurt' Cantatas No 33, 35, 69a, 77, 137 & 164, Katharine Fuge, Gillian Keith sops Nathalie Stutzmann contr RobinTyson counterten Christoph Genz ten Peter Harvey, Jonathan Brown basses Monteverdi Choir; English...
Cantatas, Vol 7: Ambronay/Bremen'
Cantatas, Vol 7: Ambronay/Bremen' Cantatas Nos 17, 19, 25, 50, 78, 130 & 149 Malin Harteliussop Robin Tyson, Richard Wyn Roberts countertens James Gilchrist ten Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/ Sir John Eliot...
'Cantatas, Vol 9: Lund/Leipzig'
'Cantatas, Vol 9: Lund/Leipzig' Cantatas Nos 47, 96, 114, 116, 148 & 169. Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226. Vor deinen Thron ich hiermit, BWV668 Katharine Fuge sop Frances Bourne, Nathalie Stutzmann contrs Charles Humphries,...
Cantatas, Volume 14: New York'
Cantatas, Volume 14: New York' Cantatas No 40, 91, 110 & 121 Joanne Lunn, Katharine Fuge sops William Towers, Robin Tyson countertens James Gilchrist ten Peter Harvey bass Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner...
Cantatas, Volume 24: Altenburg/Warwick'
Cantatas, Volume 24: Altenburg/Warwick' Cantatas Nos 12, 103, 108, 117, 146 & 166 Brigitte Geller sop William Towers, Robin Tyson countertens James Gilchrist, Mark Padmore tens Julian Clarkson, Stephen Varcoe basses Monteverdi Choir; English...
Catalan Composers Explored by London Conductor Martin
Garreta * Toldra Garreta Violin Concerto Toldra Suite Santiago Juan vn Barcelona Symphony Orchestra/Jaime Marti Trito (F) TD0093 (68' * DDD) The Catalan composer Juli Garreta (1875-1925) had already made a name for himself as a master...
Celebrating 90 Years of Gramophone
1923. For those who embraced the new, they were exciting times. The closing months of the previous year had seen the first BBC broadcasts and the publication of TS Eliot's The Waste Land. Well, here now was April and it was a joyous month: a royal...
Chailly Celebrations: Antony Craig Travels to Leipzig to Hear Riccardo Chailly Mark His 60th Birthday with Music by Mahler and Grieg
The snow was thick on the ground when I arrived in Leipzig -they say it had hardly stopped for a month and it certainly didn't while I was there -but maybe that just added an extra frisson. For my heart almost missed a beat when, braving the sub-zero...
Chase in English Music for Viola and Orchestra
Bax * R Harvey * T Holland * Vaughan Williams Bax Phantasy (a) R Harvey Reflections (b) T Holland Ellingham Marshes (a) Vaughan Williams Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra (a) Roger Chase va BBC Concert Orchestra/ (a) Stephen Bell; (b) Richard...
Chilcott Conducts His Own Music with Polish Singers
Chilcott The Dove and the Olive Leaf. Furusato. Happy the Man. The Heart-in-Waiting. Jesus, Springing. Lulajze, Jezuniu. Nova! Nova!. Our Father (The Bread of Life). Pilgrim Jesus. Remember Me. The Rose in the Middle of Winter. The Seeds of Stars....
Christina Pluhar: The Founder of L'Arpeggiata Describes Recording 'Mediterraneo' at the Enchanting Salle Byzantine in Paris's Palais Behague
My sound engineer Mireille Faure and Iare just beginning the process of cutting the edits of our new album 'Mediterraneo'. Mireille has set up asmall, private studio in her little house in aromantic suburb of Paris and here we will spend many weeks...
Come Ye Sons of Art-Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary. Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Come ye sons of art-Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary. Funeral Music for Queen Mary. Felicity Lott sop Charles Brett, John Williams countertens Thomas Allen bass Equale Brass Ensemble; Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner Warner...
Constantin Silvestri: The Centenary of the Romanian Conductor's Birth Falls in May. Jon Tolansky Sums Up the Career of an Inspirational Fanatic Who Worked Wonders with the Bournemouth SO
'I believe it will be one of the worst concerts of my life as there is only enough time to explain a quarter of what I want to.' When Constantin Silvestri wrote these words in a letter to a friend in January 1957, he had just conducted his first concert...
Czech Ensemble Record the Complete Trios of Martinu
Martinu 'Piano Trios (Complete)' Piano Trios--No 1, 'Cinq Pieces breves', H193; No 2, H327; No 3, H332. Bergerettes, H275 Arbor Trio Naxos (S) 8 572251 (75' * DDD) Given the paucity of modern repertoire for piano trio, it is no surprise...
Das Paradies Und Die Peri
Das Paradies und die Peri, Op 50 (a). Requiem fur Mignon, Op. 98b (b). Nachlied, Op 108c (a) Barbara Bonney, (a) Alexandra Coku sops (a) Bemarda Fink contr (a) Neill Archer, (a) Christoph Pregardien tens (a) Gerald Finley, (b) William Dazeley bars...
Dausgaard's Chamber Symphony Project Moves to Brahms as ICA Issues Tennstedt
Brahms Symphony No 1, Op 68. Liebeslieder Waltzes-Op 52 Nos 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 11; Op 65 No 9. Hungarian Marches, WoO1--Nos 1, 3 & 10 Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard BIS (F) BIS1756 (65' * DDD/DSD) Brahms Symphony...
Debut Concerto Disc from BBC New Generation Artist Hadland
Mozart Piano Concertos--No 21, K467; No 22, K482 Christian Ihle Hadland pf Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Arvid Engegard Simax (F) PSC1323 (59' * DDD) For his concerto debut disc, the fast-rising young Norwegian pianist has alighted on...
Debut Disc for the Korean Rothschild Prize-Winner
Wieniawski * Conus * Vieuxtemps Conus Violin Concerto, Op 1 Vieuxtemps Fantasia appassionata, Op 35 Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 1, Op 14 Soo-Hyun Park vn Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra/Nicholas Milton Onyx (M) ONYX4109...
Debut on Disc for London' Trained US Soprano Fredrick
Barber * Copland * Gershwin Barber Capricorn Concerto, Op 21. Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op 24 (a) Copland Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson (a). Quiet City Gershwin Porgy and Bess--Summertime (a) (a) April Fredrick sop Orchestraofthe Swan/David...
Die Jahreszeiten (the Seasons)
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) Barbara Bonney sop Anthony Rolfe Johnson ten Andreas Schmidt bar Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner Archiv Produktion 431 818-2AH2 (137 * DDD * T/t) or in The John Eliot Gardiner Collection...
Die Lustige Witwe (the Merry Widow)
Die lustige Witwe (The merry widow) Cheryl Studer sop Hanna Boje Skovhus bar Danilo Bryn Terfel bass-bar Zeta Rainer Trost ten Camille Barbara Bonney sop Valencienne Uwe Peper ten Raoul Karl-Magnus Fredriksson bar Cascada Heinz Zednik ten Njegus...
Dmitri Hvorostovsky Revisits Songs and Dances with Piano
'In this Moonlit Nig' Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death Taneyev Ten Romances, Op 17--No 5, Not the wind from on high; No 9, Anxiously beats the heart; No 10, The world sleeps. Ten Romances, Op 26-No 6, Stalactites; No 9, Minuet. Winter Journey,...
Download-Only Choral Works from the Icelandic Composer
Hallgrimsson Rura, rura barni (Sleep, sleep now darling). Myrtuskogur. Niunda Stund (Ninth Hour). Endurkoma (Return). Sonhenda LXXVIII (Sonnet 78). Your Image. Lofio Guo i hans helgidomi (Praise the Lord in his hallowed house) Schola Cantorum Reykjavik/...
Dresden Tannhauser Extends Janowski's Wagner Cycle
Wagner Tannhauser Robert Dean Smith ten Tannhauser Nina Stemme sop Elisabeth Christian Gerhaher bar Wolfram Marina Prudenskaya mez Venus Albert Dohmen bass Hermann Peter Sonn ten ...
Dutch Choir Take on the Vocal Music of Arvo Part
Part Wallfahrtslied. Orient and Occident. Nunc dimittis. Fratres. Te Deum Gordan Nikolitch vn Netherlands Chamber Choir and Orchestra/Risto Joost Globe (F) GLO5252 (63' * DDD) This is an absolutely outstanding release, bringing together...
Dvorak from the Cypress Including the Cypresses
Dvorak String Quartet No 13, Op 106 B192. Cypresses, B152 Cypress Quartet Avie (F) AV2275 (69' * DDD) Playing Dvorak well seems to be par for the course these days, whereas playing him beautifully isn't. The young Cypress String Quartet--who...
Eastman Winds Celebrate 60 Years with Stravinsky
Stravinsky The Soldier's Tale (a). Octet (b) (a) Jan Opalach narr (a) Eastman Virtuosi; (b) Eastman Wind Ensemble/Mark Scatter day Avie (F) AV2277 (61'* DDD) Particularly in the sparely scored works of his so-called neo-classical period,...
Ebene Quartet Put Their Mark on Mendelssohn and His Sister
Mendelssohn * Fanny Mendelssohn Mendelssohn String Quartets--No 2, Op 13; No 6, Op 80 Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet Ebene Quartet Virgin Classics (F) 464546-2 (77' * DDD) This disc abounds in the kind of full-on playing and lively...
Eighty-Minute Cosmic Cycle from Swansea-Born Composer
Barrett Dark Matter Deborah Kayser sop Carl Rosman cls Daryl Buckley elec gtr Richard Barrett elecs Elision; Cikada/Christian Eggen NMC (F) NMCD183 (80' * DDD) Recorded live at Scene 4, Kunsthogskole, Oslo National Academy of the...
Elgar from Alumni of Ralph Allwood's Eton Choral Courses
Elgar 'Go, song of mine--Part-Songs and Choral Works' Three Motets, Op 2. Three Part-Songs, Op 18--No 2, Love; No 3, My love dwelt in a northern land. Four Choral Songs, Op 53. Five Part-Songs, Opp 71-73. As torrents in summer. Give unto the Lord,...
Eric Ericson
Conductor Born October 26, 1918 Died February 16, 2013 With the death of Eric Ericson the world has lost a giant of choral training and discipline. Ericson's effectively 'new' view of choral sound had a huge impact on performance practice...
Ernst Krenek: Philip Clark Is Impressed by the Czech-Austrian-American's Piano Sonatas but Perplexed by His Symphonic Output
Chronology go hang. I totally get Stanislav Khristenko's decision to open his disc of Ernst Krenek s solo piano music with the Second Piano Sonata. Written in 1928, this three-movement work is like a file-index system of everything we've ever been...
First Complete Recording of Rosenboom's Eight-Piece Cycle
Rosenboom 'In the Beginning' Amy Tatum fl Claire Chenette, Jennifer Johnson obs Andrew Leonard cl Maciej Flis, Briana Lehman bns Allen Fogle hn Marissa Benedict, Daniel Rosenboom tpts Steven Suminsky, Mike Svoboda tbns Doug Tornquist...
Fortunio
Fortunio Thierry Dran ten Fortunio Colette Alliot-Lugaz sop Jacqueline Gilles Cachemaille bar Clavaroche Francis Dudziak ten Landry Michel Trempont bar Maitre Andre Patrick Rocca bar Maitre Subtil Rene Schirrer bar Guillaume Michel Fockenoy ten...
Fourth Mozart Concerto Disc from Fortepianist Brautigam
Mozart PianoConcertos- No 17, K453; No 26, 'Coronation', K537 Ronald Brautigam fp Cologne Academy/Michael Alexander Willens BIS (F) BIS1944 (55' * DDD/DSD) Brautigam's sinuous reading of K453, which makes much of Mozart's long, lolloping...
From Home Recording to Music Afloat: A Real Mixture of New Products This Month, from a Studio in Your Pocket to Hi- Fi for Superyachts
Sometimes we're so busy listening to music we don't think about the recording process. However, for those who perform in choirs or other ensembles, it can be tempting to consider how easily one might make a permanent record of what are otherwise performances...
Gaillard Plays Bach on an Experimental Instrument
JS Bach 'Arias with Piccolo Cello' Cantata No 6--Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ. Cantata No 41--Woferne du den edlen Frieden. Cantata No 49--Ich bin herrlich, ich bin schon. Cantata No 53 (attrib GM Hoffmann)--Schlage doch gewunschte Stunde....
Gramophone Reviewers
Musical awareness dawned when young, with my father Guy being conductor of the newly founded BBC Scottish Orchestra. There were musician friends at school, where I started learning the oboe; then I found myself giving gramophone recitals in the Army...
Guth's Zurich Staging of Ariane on Screen from Barcelona
Dukas Ariane et Barbe-Bleue Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet sop Ariane Patricia Bardon mez Nurse Jose van Dam bass-bar Barbe-Bleu Gemma Coma-Alabert mez Selysette Beatriz Jimenez sop Ygraine Elena Copons sop Melisande Salome Haller sop Bellangere Pierpaolo...
Herrick in Mariager for His Latest Buxtehude Volume
Buxtehude 'The Complete Organ Works, Vol 5' Canzonetta, BuxWV171.Chorale Fantasias--Gelobet seistdu, Jesu Christ, BuxWV188;Ich dank dir, lieber Herr, BuxWV194; Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV204. Chorale Preludes-Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt,...
Hirsch of Brandeis University Offers Vingt Regards Selection
Messiaen Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus--Regard du Pere; Regard de la Vierge; Regard de l'esprit de joie; Premiere communion de la Vierge; Regard des anges; Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jesus; Je dors, mais mon coeur veille Evan Hirsch pf MSR Classics...
Holten Concludes His Tour of Delius's International Works
Delius Koanga--excs (a). Appalachia (b). Sea Drift (c) (a) Henriette Bonde-Hansen sop (abc) Johan Reuter, (a) Simon Duus bars (bc) Aarhus Cathedral Choir; Aarhus Symphony (bc) Choir and Orchestra/Bo Holten Danacord (F) DACOCD732 (78' * DDD *...
Holten Conducts French-Accented Dane Olsen
Olsen Variations symphoniques, Op 27. Piano Concerto, Op 31 (a). Au fond de la nuit (a) Christina Bjorkoe pf Odense Symphony Orchestra/Bo Holten Dacapo (F) 8 226038 (59' * DDD) If not the greatest of 20th-century Danish composers--Nielsen,...
Idomeneo
Idomeneo Anthony Rolfe Johnson ten Idomeneo Anne Sofie von Otter mez Idamante Sylvia McNair sop Ilia Hillevi Martinpelto sop Elettra Nigel Robson ten Arbace Glenn Winslade ten High Priest Cornelius Hauptrnann bass Oracle Monteverdi Choir; English...
Jephtha
Jephtha Lynne Dawson, Ruth Holton sops Anne Sofie von Otter mez Michael Chance counterten Nigel Robson ten Stephen Varcoe bar Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner with Alastair Rosshpd Paul Nicholson org Philips (M)...
John Eliot Gardiner Talks to Alan Blyth-January 1975
John Eliot Gardiner, one of our more adventurous and inquiring young conductors, has done as much as anyone to spur on the Monteverdi revival (his recording of the Vespers has been a classical bestseller, according to Decca) and is now turning his...
John Eliot Gardiner Talks to Carolyn Nott-May 1979
Eighteen months ago, John Eliot Gardiner formed the English Baroque Soloists, a group of players skilled in the art of playing on original instruments, for a performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea which he gave, first at Innsbruck in August 1977....
Kaija Saariaho: Guy Rickards Champions Finland's Great Spectralist Composer
Kaija Saariaho (b1952 in Helsinki) is one of the foremost women composers on the planet and one of the leading creative figures of her generation of either gender; a truly original artist with a very distinctive musical style and personal voice, developed...
Karl Amadeus Hartmann: A Man of Integrity Who, at His Own Expense, Championed the Music of Others, Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Now Gets the Promotional Treatment He Deserves from Philip Clark
Were you to draw a line through Austro-German music that began with Mahler and ended at Stockhausen--a line that ran rings around all the stylistic tributaries and tensions, a line flexible enough to recognise that Schoenberg was writing Pierrot lunaire...
King Arthur
King Arthur Jennifer Smith, Gillian Fischer, Elisabeth Priday, Gill Ross sops Ashley Stafford alto Paul Elliott ten Stephen Varcoe bar Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner Warner Classics h 2564 698420-6 (an Erato recording)....
Kirill Karabits Champions the Music of His Late Father
Karabits * Silvestrov Karabits Concertos for Orchestra--No 1, 'Musical Gift to Kiev'; No 2; No 3, 'Lamentations' Silvestrov Elegie. Abschiedsserenade Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits Naxos (S) 8 572633 (59' * DDD) Ivan...
Korngold Goes Viral: It Took a While for Korngold's Violin Concerto to Enter the Repertoire, but Now It Has Arrived There Are Dozens of Recordings to Enjoy, as David Gutman Discovers
'Although relatively neglected these days, during his lifetime the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) was extraordinarily popular.' That is what it says in Philippe Mougeot's booklet note for violinist Renaud Capucon's Virgin Classics release....
Kreutzer's Opera Revived, Recorded and Contextualised
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With so many Naim streaming products, it could be easy to forget that the company still makes CD players. It does: its two-box CD5SI is one of the very best you can buy--as one might hope, given a 13,250 [pounds sterling] price tag--and is one of four...
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