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Articles from Vol. 91, No. 1101, September 15

'Arias for Caffarelli'
'Arias for Caffarelli' Cafaro L'lpermestra--Rendimi piu sereno Hasse Siroe--Fra l'orror della tempesta; Ebbi da te la vita Leo Demofoonte--Misero pargoletto; Sperai vicino il lido Manna Lucio Vero--Cara ti lascio, addio. Lucio Papiro--Odo il suono...
Bach's the Art of Fugue: Three Chamber Versions of Bach's Contrapuntal Compendium, and How Gramophone Rated Them
JUNE 1992 JS Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 Juilliard Quartet Sony Classical (F) (2) CD45937 (90' * DDD) From an expressive standpoint this is very much a 20th-century performance but one in which vibrato, portamento and the like are kept...
Bartok: Violin Concertos-No 1, Sz36
Bartok [G] [G*] Violin Concertos--No 1, Sz36; No 2, Sz112 Isabelle Faust vn Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding Harmonia Mundi [C] HMC90 2146 (58' * DDD) Faust extends her Bartok discography with the concertos Fancy...
Beethoven: 'A Single Breath: Beethoven's Last Three Piano Sonatas'
Beethoven 'A Single Breath: Beethoven's Last Three Piano Sonatas' Piano Sonatas--No 30, Op 109; No 31, Op 110; No 32, Op 111 Beth Levin pf Navona (F) NV5908 (67' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Brooklyn-based pianist takes on Beethoven's...
Beethoven: Trios-'Gassenhauer'
Beethoven Trios--'Gassenhauer', Op 11; Wo037. Serenade, Op 25 Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group LAWO Classics (F) ** LAW01034 (69' * DDD) Beethoven's woodwind trios from principals of the Oslo Phil Not quite the surgery without anaesthetic...
Bingham: Wells Service
Bingham [G] [G*] Wells Service. Harvest. Missa brevis, 'Awake my soul'. The Shepherd. Ave verum corpus. Jesum quaeritis Nazarenum. Corpus Christi Carol. Christmas Past. Epiphany. Edington Service. God be in my head. Our faith is a light Wells...
Boulez's Complete Works
Complete? Well, almost. Philip Clark evaluates the collected DG recordings of a towering figure in the music of our time So by whose definition is this 13-CD anthology 'complete'? The front cover may proudly trumpet 'Pierre Boulez: Oeuvres Completes'...
Brahms * C Schumann: Brahms Symphonies-No 2, Op 73
Brahms * C Schumann 'Beloved Brahms' Brahms Symphonies (a)--No 2, Op 73; No 4, Op 98 C Schumann Am Strandef Ich stand in dunklen Traumen (c). Der Abendstern (c). Die stille Lotusblume (c). Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen (c). Liebst du um...
Brahms: Piano Concertos-No 1, Op 15a
Brahms Piano Concertos--No 1, Op 15a; No 2, Op 83b Helene Grimaud pf (a) Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; (b) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra /Andris Nelsons DG (B) (2) 479 1058GH2 (101' * DDD) Recorded live at the 'Herkulessaal, Munich,...
Brahms's Piano Concertos: Three Older Recordings of the Concertos, and How Gramophone Rated Them
MARCH 1930 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 Arthur Rubinstein pf London Symphony Orchestra / Albert Coates HMV @ D1746/50 (five 12in * 32s 6d) The soloist's rhythmic light-footedness, which makes him so brilliant an expositor of much contemporary...
Brahms: Violin Sonatas-No 1
Brahms Violin Sonatas--No 1, Op 78; No 2, Op 100; No 3, Op 108 Sergey Khachatryan vn Lusine Khachatryan pf Naive (F) V5314 C75' * DDD) Khachatryan siblings with the three Brahms sonatas The Armenian brother-and-sister team give passionate,...
Britten: Three Cello Suites
Britten Three Cello Suites Jamie Walton vc Signum (F) SIGCD336 C6V * DDD) Britten Three Cello Suites Antoine Pierlot vc Transart Live (F) TR169 (72' * DDD) Britten's Suites for Rostropovich from cellists Walton and Pierlot ...
Bruckner: Mass No 3
Bruckner Mass No 3 Lenneke Ruiten sop Iris Vermillion mez Shawn Mathey ten Franz Josef Selig bass Berlin Radio Choir; Suisse Romande Orchestra / Marek Janowski Pentatone (F) ** PTC5186 501 (62' * DDD/DSD) The 'Great Mass' from Halsey's...
Bruckner: Symphonies-No 3 (Third Version, 1889)
Bruckner Symphonies--No 3 (third version, 1889); No 6 Berne Symphony Orchestra / Mario Venzago CPO (F) (2) CP0777 690-2 (105' * DDD) Venzago's multi-orchestra symphony cycle continues Mario Venzago is a Bruckner revisionist, a man who...
Bruckner: Symphony No 2 (1877 Version, Ed Carragan)
Bruckner Symphony No 2 (1877 version, ed Carragan) Suisse Romande Orchestra / Marek Janowski Pentatone (F) *** PTC5186 448 (55' * DDD/DSD) Penultimate disc in Janowski's SRO Bruckner symphony cycle Marek Janowski's choice of the 'final'...
Bruckner: Symphony No 6
Bruckner Symphony No 6 (ed Nowak, 1952) Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Jaap van Zweden Challenge Classics (F) ** CC72552 (56' * DDD) Bruckner Symphony No 6 (ed Haas, 1935) Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra / Yannick Nezet-Seguin...
Bruckner: Symphony No O
Bruckner Symphony No O Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Simone Young Oehms (F) *** OC685 (50' * DDD) Recorded live at the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, May 20-21, 2012 Young's Hamburg Bruckner cycle takes in the D minor Don't be deceived...
Celebrating the Awards and the Art of Recording
If awards are to be worth anything, those bestowing the accolades must be able to proclaim proudly that they offer to the wider world an account of the very best. We're confident that we do. The various stages of critical listening, which draw on the...
Corelli: Trio Sonatas-Op 2
Corelli Trio Sonatas--Op 2; Op 4 Avison Ensemble Linn (M) (2) *** CKD413 (15V * DDD/DSD) Third instalment of the Avison's Corelli sonatas series The Avison Ensemble continue their stunning Corelli anniversary recording project with two...
'Down by the Sea'
'Down by the Sea' A Collection of British Folk Songs' Andrew All things are quite silent Bairstow The Oak and the Ash Bingham The Orphan Girl Burke Fare thee well Byrt Among the leaves so green, O Campbell Blow the wind southerly Campkin A Lover...
'Early Birds'
'Early Birds' Music by Caix d'Hervelois, F Couperin, Daquin, Van Eyck, Graupner, Handel, Hasse, Linley, Schwartzkopff, Telemann, Torri and Quignard Simon Borutzki rec Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus Klanglogo/Rondeau Production (F) KL1503 (66' * DDD)...
Early Music: Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players Win Again-23 Years On
Winner 'A New Venetian Coronation 1595' While the music of Giovanni Gabrieli and his uncle Andrea is always welcome in the catalogue, there are very few recordings that put it in its full liturgical context in this way--not just with works by...
Emerging Triumphant from the Flames
It was shunned at its premiere but Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto --wildly radical for its time--is now championed by countless performers. Geoffrey Norris discusses his selection of the best available recordings It's a chilly December evening...
Gershwin * Rachmaninov: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin * Rachmaninov Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2, Op 18 Denis Matsuev pf New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Alan Gilbert RCA Red Seal (F) 88765 49260-2 (49' * DDD) Tchaikovsky Competition winner in New...
'Ghirlanda Sacra'
'Ghirlanda Sacra' Motets by Arigoni, Barbarino, Berti, Bondioli, Bruni, Capriolo, Castello, Finetti, Freddi, Gallerano, Grandi, Martinengo, Massiccio, Milanuzzi, Monteverdi, Napolitano, Obizzi, Picchi, Pozzo, Priuli, Rovetta, Scorzuto, Stella and...
Godowsky: Piano Music
Godowsky 'Piano Music, Vol 11' Six Pieces for Both Hands (Concert Album). Marchen. Suite for the Left Hand Alone. Prelude and Fugue for the Left Hand Alone. Moto perpetuo. Symphonic Metamorphoses of the Schatz-Walzer (J Strauss II) Konstantin Scherbakov...
Gramophone 'Reviewers'
Coming from a background that embraced a wide spectrum of musical participation--church music, choirs, orchestras, chamber music, accompanying and playing the organ I owe much to Gramophone for opening up and sustaining my interest in the world of...
Guan Xia: Earth Requiem
Guan Xia Earth Requiem Yao Hong sop Liu Shan mez Jin Yongzhe ten Sun Li bar He Wangjin Qiang fl Shen Fanxiu org China National Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Michel Plasson Virgin Classics (F) 934119-2 (64' * DDD) Plasson conducts 'the...
Handel: 'Oratorio Arias'
Handel 'Oratorio Arias' Acis and Galatea, HWV49--Overture; I rage, I melt, I burn; 0 ruddier than the cherry; Whither, Fairest, art thou running (a); Cease to beauty. Alexander's Feast, HWV75--Overture; Revenge, Timotheus cries. Judas Maccabaeus,...
Haydn: Six String Quartets
Haydn Six String Quartets, Op 33 London Haydn Quartet Hyperion (F) (two CDs for the price of one) CDA67955 (134' * DDD) Op 33 on gut strings and from contemporary editions The London Haydn Quartet reach the landmark Op 33 in their...
Haydn: Symphonies-No 25
Haydn Symphonies--No 25; No 36; No 43, 'Mercury' Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Fey Hanssler Classic (F) CD98 012 (63' * DDD) Twentieth disc in Fey's Heidelberg Haydn odyssey Thomas Fey can always be relied upon to do something...
Helene Grimaud: The French Pianist Talks to Jed Distler about Getting to Know Brahms's Second Concerto
Although Brahms's music has long figured in Helene Grimaud's career, the Second Concerto is relatively new to her repertoire --and it was not love at first sight. 'For me the First Concerto was a revelation when I first heard the recording with Arrau...
Hindemith: 'Complete Viola Works
Hindemith [G][G*] 'Complete Viola Works, Vol 1: Viola & Orchestra' Der Schwanendreher. Kammermusik No 5, Op 36 No 4. Konzertmusik, Op 48a (first version). Trauermusik Tabea Zimmermann va Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Hans...
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
JS Bach [G] [G*] Brandenburg Concertos, BWV1046-51 Dunedin Consort/John Butt Linn (M) (2) ***. CKD430 (93' * DDD/DSD) Dunedin minus the voices for Butt's Bach Brandenburgs Expertly stylish recordings of the six concertos Bach presented...
JS Bach: 'Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year, Vol 16'
JS Bach 'Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year, Vol 16' Cantatas--No 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe; No 129--Gelobet sei der Herr; No 173--Erhohtes Fleisch und Blut; No 184, Erwunschtes Freudenlicht Gerlinde Samann sop Petra Noskaiova...
JS Bach: 'Organ Works
JS Bach [G][G*][C] 'Organ Works, Vol 2' Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr--BWV662; BWV663; BWV664. Passacaglia, BWV582. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV564. Toccatas and Fugues BWV540; BWV565. Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV739 Robert Quinney...
'Kreek's Notebook'
'Kreek's Notebook' Korvits Kreegi vihik (Kreek's Notebook). The night is darkening round me Maskats Lacrimosa. Lugums naktij (Prayer to the Night) Plakidis In memoriam. Fatamorgana (Mirage) Choir of Royal Holloway; Britten Sinfonia / Rupert Gough...
Lifetime Achievement: Picking Up Segovia's Mantle, the Guitarist Inspired the Leading Composers of His Day to Write for His Instrument
Winner Julian Bream The recipient of Gramophone's Lifetime Achievement Award should have achieved more than success and longevity. Many achieve that, but few receive the accolade. The recipient should, through a lifetime devoted to performing,...
Ligeti * Barber: Barber String Quartet
Ligeti Barber Barber String Quartet, Op 11--Molto adagio Ligeti String Quartets--No 1, 'Metamorphoses nocturnes'; No 2 Keller Quartet ECM New Series (F) 481 0026 (5V * DDD) Budapest-based quartet 'bridges musical worlds' Paul Griffiths's...
Liszt: Fruhlingsglaube (Schubert)
Liszt Fruhlingsglaube (Schubert), S557c. Friihlingsnacht (Schumann). S568. Reminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S418. Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz), S470. Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) Liebestod, S447 (arr Moszkowski/O'Riley) Christopher O'Riley...
Liszt's Don Juan Fantasy: Three Pianists Who Came before Christopher O'Riley, and How Gramophone Rated Them
OCTOBER 1954 Liszt Don Juan Fantasy Shura Cherkassky pf HMV @ ALP1154 (12in' * 36s 5 1/2d) As an exhibition of keyboard mechanics, Shura Cherkassky's performance is formidable. But as music-making--that is another matter! His performance...
Marantz NA-11S1: Much-Delayed High-End Network Player Was Worth the Wait
We should be getting used to extended lead-times in the consumer electronics world: such is the level of competition between brands that products are sometimes revealed by over-enthusiastic sales teams before they're actually ready for market. The...
Mendelssohn: String Quintets-No 1
Mendelssohn String Quintets--No 1, Op 18; No 2, Op 87 Leipzig Quartet with Barbara Buntrock va Dabringhaus und Grimm (F) MDG3071806-2 (57' * DDD) Leipzig Quartet add a viola and I move to Mendelssohn for five The Leipzig Quartet have...
Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable
Meyerbeer DVD *** Robert le diable Bryan Hymel ten Robert John Relyea bass-bar Bertram Marina Poplavskaya sop Alice Patrizia Ciofi sop Isabelle Jean-Francois Borras...
Monteverdi: 'Heaven and Earth'
Monteverdi 'Heaven and Earth' Madrigals--Book 5; Cruda Amarilli; Book 6: A Dio, Florida bella; Lamento d'Arianna, 'Lasciatemi morire'; Book 7: Chiome d'oro; Interrotte speranze; O come sei gentile; Ohime, dov'e il mio ben; Book 8; Hor che 'I...
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Mozart DVD *** Don Giovanni Bo Skovhus bar Don Giovanni Marlis Petersen sop Donna Anna Kristine Opolais sop Donna Elvira Kerstin Avemo sop Zerlina Colin Balzer ten Don Ottavio Kyle Ketelsen bar ...
Mozart: Symphonies-No 39
Mozart Symphonies--No 39, K543; No 40, K550; No 41, 'Jupiter', K551 Champs-Elysees Orchestra / Philippe Herreweghe PHI (M) (2) LPH011 (98' * DDD) Herreweghe's orchestra with the last three symphonies Strings--violins separated--are a...
'Night Sessions'
'Night Sessions' Improvisations on medieval poetry, plus Attaingnant Prelude Bernartde Ventadorn First Triage Dalza Recercar Solage Fumeux fume The Dowland Project ECM New Series (F) 476 5968 (72' * DDD) The Dowland Project's spontaneous nocturnal...
Nino Machaidze: 'Arias & Scenes'
Nino Machaidze 'Arias & Scenes' Bizet Les pecheurs de perles--Me voila seule dans la nuit Massenet Manon--Toil Vous! ... N'est-ce plus ma main (a). Thai's--Ah! je suis seule enfin ... Dis-mois que je suis belle Puccini La bohhme--Quando m'en...
'Nordic Spring': Atterberg Suite
'Nordic Spring' Atterberg Suite, Op 19 No 3 (a) Braein Serenade (b) Grieg Holberg Suite, Op 40 Nielsen Little Suite, Op 1 Sibelius Valse triste, Op 44 Svendsen Romance, Op 26c (ab) Lars Anders Tomter va Norwegian Chamber Orchestra / Terje...
'Nova'
'Nova' Chan Daughter's Lullaby Engebretson Two Duos Ivanova Aftertouch CJ Kim 9 Years LM Lewis Three Etudes P Schroeder Metaphors A Sternfeld-Dunn Alto Saxophone Sonata Szewczyk Apparitions Courtney Huffman sop Phillip Schroeder narr/bass gtr Michael...
'Oblivion': Bernstein West Side Story-Somewhere
'Oblivion' Bernstein West Side Story--Somewhere (a) Brahms Hungarian Dance No 6 Dinicu Hor di Mars (The Clock) Enescu Rhapsodie roumaine Godard Berceuse (b) Janoska Musette pour Fritz (Hommage a Fritz Kreisler) Kreisler Caprice viennois. Marche...
Opera: Sir Antonio Pappano's New Rendering of This Triptych Produces a World-Beating Combination of Virtues
WINNER Puccini Il trittico Once DVDs had been rolled into this year's contenders for the Opera award, there was a good chance this disc would win. It has everything a prize-winning DVD of Puccini's Il trittico could need--an interesting and emotionally...
Parry: String Quartet No 3
Parry String Quartet No 3. String Quintet (a) Bridge Quartet with (a) Robert Gibbs va EM Records (F) EMRCD016 (63' * DDD) First time on disc for important early Parry chamber works It is not before time that both these substantial Parry...
Prokofiev: The Gambler
Prokofiev DVD *** The Gambler Vladimir Galuzin ten Alexei Tatiana Pavlovskaya sop Polina Sergei Aleksashkin bass General Larisa Dyadkova mez Babulenka Nikolai Gassiev ten Marquis Nadezhda...
Rautavaara: Missa a Cappella
Rautavaara Missa a cappella. Psalm of Invocation. Evening Hymn. Missa duodecanonica. Ave Maria, gratia plena. Canticum Mariae Virginis. Our Joyful'st Feast. Die erste Elegie Latvian Radio Choir / Sigvards Klava Ondine (F) ODE1223-2 (64' *...
Recording of the Month: Malcolm Riley Welcomes Pappanos Compelling Advocacy of Verdi's Late Choral Works
[G] Verdi 'Sacred Verdi' Quattro Pezzi sacri. Ave Maria (1880)(a). Messa per Rossini--Libera me (a) (a) Maria Agresta sop Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome / Sir Antonio Pappano Warner Classics...
Recording of the Year: Concerto: Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays a Thrilling Sequence of Concertos by Hungarian Composers from Three Generations
Winner Bartok Violin Concerto No 2 Ligeti Violin Concerto Eotvos seven If history really is 'one damn thing after another', as the historian Arnold Toynbee wearily put it, this disc of violin concertos by Bela Bartok, Gyorgy Ligeti and Peter...
Respighi: Complete Orchestral Music
Respighi 'Complete Orchestral Music, Vol 3' Canto gregoriano (a). Toccata (b). Adagio con variazioni (c). Sinfonia drammatica. Fantasia slava (d) (a) Vadim Berezovsky vn (c) Andrea Noferini vc (c) Chiara Bertoglio, (d) Desiree Scuccuglia pfs Rome...
Returning to Mercury: Antal Dorati Is the Most Prolific Conductor Featured in a Second Box of Delights
An overriding reaction to the first of the Mercury Living Presence box-sets (5/12) was the need for a second. Happily, Vol 2 gathers together, in one chunky cube, a further 55 highly collectable CDs. There's one attractive new arrival (actually a 'bonus'...
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Rossini Petite Messe solennelle Simon Bucher pf Andreas Grasle harm Kirchheim Vocal Consort / Tonu Kaljuste Carus (F) CARUS83 406 (79' * DDD * T/t) Rossini's Mass with the eight voices it demands More than 40 years have passed...
Rossini: Semiramide
Rossini Semiramide Alex Penda sop Semiramide Marianna Pizzolato contr Arsace Lorenzo Regazzo bass Assur John Osborn ten Idreno Marija Jokovic sop Azema Andrea Mastroni bass ...
'Royal Recorder Concertos'
'Royal Recorder Concertos' 'Music from the Court of King Frederik IV' Anonymous The Princess's Suite (arr Prochaska) JG Graun Double Concerto, WilG3 Graupner Ouverture, GWV447. Concerto, GWV323 Scheibe Concerto a quattro Schickhardt...
SACD Failed to Set the World Alight --Could DSD Downloads Succeed? There Seems to Be a Growing Audiophile Enthusiasm for DSD Audio Files, but Does the Format Have Any Hope beyond a Few Enthusiasts, or Will It Just Cause More Confusion?
Getting on for a decade and a half ago, a new audio format was introduced that was said to offer a bright new future way beyond the CDs we'd already been using since the early 1980s. Super Audio CD, jointly developed by Sony and Philips, brought not...
Sakamoto: 'Three'
Sakamoto 'Three' Happy End. The Last Emperor. Bibo No Aozora. High Heels. Seven Samurai. A Flower is not a Flower. Still Life in A. Nostalgia. Tango. Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence. Ichimei (Harakiri--Death of a Samurai). Tamago 2004. Parolibre...
'Salzburg Festival 2012: Opening Concert'
'Salzburg Festival 2012: Opening Concert' [G][G*]DVD *** Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death (a) Prokofiev Symphony No 5, Op 100 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms (b) (a) Sergei Semishkur bar (b) Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna Philharmonic...
Schubert: String Quartets-No 12
Schubert String Quartets--No 12, 'Quartettsatz', D703; No 15, D887 Wihan Quartet Nimbus Alliance (F) NI6221 (62' * DDD) Second disc in the Wihan's Schubert quartet series The Wihan Quartet are long-established fixtures on the quartet...
Schubert: Winterreise, D911
Schubert Winterreise, D911 Kurt Moll bass Cord Garben pf Orfeo (F) CO42 831A (82' * DDD) Recorded 1982. From C042 831H (1/86) Schubert DVD *** (G) (G*) Winterreise, D911 Christoph Pregardien ten Michael Gees pf Challenge Classics...
'Sempre Libera'
'Sempre libera' G Charpentier Louise--Depuis le jour Donizetti La fille du regiment--C'en est done fait ... Par le rang et par l'opulence ... Salut a la France. Lucia di Lammermoor--Regnava nel silenzio ... Quando rapito in estasi Massenet Manon--Je...
'Sounds, Sweet Airs and the Art of Longing'
'Sounds, Sweet Airs and the Art of Longing' Corbetta Prelude Dowland Mr Dowland's Midnight Lanier No more shall meads be deck'd with flow'rs (Love's Constancy). Weep no more H Lawes Bid me but live. Sweet stay awhile. Slide soft, you silver floods....
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (a). Le chant du rossignol Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra / Michel Tabachnik BPR (F) BPR004 (53' * DDD) (a) Recorded live at the Cite de la Musique, Paris, February 26,2009 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring....
The Musical Work of Nadia Boulanger
The Musical Work of Nadia Boulanger Performing Past and Future Between the Wars By Jeanice Brooks Cambridge University Press, HB, 304pp, 55 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-1-107-00914-1 The first thing to be said about this book is that it...
The Subtle Power of Understatement
Just as Reger rarely receives his due as one of the early-20th century's true musical masters, the German pianist Gerhard Oppitz has yet to enjoy the level of recognition that he surely deserves, at least here in the UK. A Kempff pupil who has inherited...
'Toscanini the Maestro'
'Toscanini the Maestro' (R) DVD A film by Peter Rosen RCA Red Seal (F) DVD 88765 43713-9 (98' * NTSC * 4:3 * DD stereo * 0 * s) From 82876 58242-9 (7/04) Reissue for Rosen's Toscanmi documentary Peter Rosen's 1985 film, scripted by...
Tyberg: Symphony No 2
Tyberg Symphony No 2 (a). Piano Sonata No 2 (b) (b) Fabio Bidini pf (a) Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta Naxos (s) 8 572822 (75' * DDD) Second disc in Falletta's Tyberg rehabilitation project Marcel Tyberg was a victim...
Van Cliburn: Bryce Morrison Pays Tribute to the American Pianist Whose Early Fame Worked against Him, but Who Continues to Be Remembered for His Distinctive Playing Captured on Disc
Van Cliburn became iconic for several reasons. Vitally, there was his legendary triumph, aged 23, in the inaugural 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition. His playing (most notably in the Russian Romantic repertoire) mesmerised both audience and jury (which...
Verdi: Alzira-Da Gusman, Su Fragil Barca
Verdi Alzira--Da Gusman, su fragil barca ... Nell'astro che piu fulgido. Aroldo--Ah! Dagli scanni eterei ... Ah, dal sen di quella tomba. Attila--Allor che i forti corrono ... Da te questo or m'e concesso. La Battaglia di Legnano--Quante volte come...
Verdi: 'The Verdi Album'
Verdi 'The Verdi Album' Aida--Se quel guerrier io fossi ... Celeste Aida. Un ballo in maschera--Di tu se feddele; Forse la soglia attinse ... Ma se m'e forza perderi. Don Carlo--E lui! desso, l'infante ... Dio, che nell'alma infondere (a). La forza...
Vocal: Jonas Kaufmann's Celebration of Wagner 200 Is a Concert Event in Its Own Right
WINNER Wagner Arias The German tenor has already recorded half a dozen recital discs but this celebration of Wagner 200 may be his most rounded outing to date. The programme catches his voice at a carefully paced stage of transition towards larger,...
Wagner: Das Liebesverbot
Wagner Das Liebesverbot Michael Nagy bar Friedrich Peter Bronder ten Luzio Charles Reid ten Claudio Simon Bode ten Antonio Franz Mayer ten Angelo Christiane Libor sop ...
Wagner: 'Wagner in Switzerland'
Wagner 'Wagner in Switzerland' Der fliegende Hollander--Overture; Die Frist ist uma. Das Rheingold--Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Augea. Die Walkure--The Ride of the Valkyries; Leb wohl, du kuhnes herrliches Kind (a). Gotterdammerung--Sunrise and...
What We Really Do
What We Really Do By Peter Phillips The Musical Times Publications, PB, 344pp, 27.25 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-0-954-57772-8 The running gag here concerns Allegri's Miserere, the only piece later than their normal time-slot that the Tallis...
Wolf: 'The Complete Songs, Vol 5'
Wolf 'The Complete Songs, Vol 5' Liederstrauss (b). Vier Gedichte nach Heine, Shakespeare und Lord Byron (bc). Drei Gedichte von Reinick (b). Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt (c). Es war ein alter Konig (c). Ernst ist der Fruhling (a). Madchen...
Young Artist of the Year: Still in His Teens, Lisiecki Is a Young Pianist with a Musical Voice That Belies His Age
Winner Jan Lisiecki Sponsored by EFG International The 18-year-old Polish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki made his debut this summer at the BBC Proms in Schumann's Piano Concerto; his partners were Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Sir Antonio...
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