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Articles from Vol. 92, No. 1115, October 15

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'A 20th-Century Recital'
'A 20th-Century Recital' Ben-Haim Three Songs Without Words Britten Temporal Variations Dorati Duo concertante Haas Suite, Op 17 Hindemith Oboe Sonata Alexei Ogrintchouk ob Leonid Ogrintchouk pf BIS (F) [SACD] BIS2023 (65' * DDD/DSD) [ILLUSTRATION...
A Hungarian Master: Though He Died at 48, Fricsay Left an Impressive Recorded Legacy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Critic Tully Potter, in an interesting tribute that accompanies this marvellous centenary celebration, draws a parallel between Ferenc Fricsay and Carlos Kleiber, citing 'the way he illuminated the score from within', the...
Albeniz: 'Piano Music, Vol 5'
Albeniz 'Piano Music, Vol 5' Siete Estudios en los tonos naturales mayores. Les saisons. Rapsodia cubana. Suite antigua No 1. Piano Sonata No 1--Scherzo. Dos Mazurcas de salon. L'automne (valse) Juan Jose Mudarra Gamiz pf Naxos (B) 8 573293 (71' *...
Andrew Motion: The Former Poet Laureate on Collaborating with Composers and the Fascinating Relationship between Words and Music
Laurels and Donkeys, my loosely cohering series of poems about 20th-century Western wars, was published in 2011. One of the poems from that collection, An Equal Voice, is a collection of utterances by victims of shell shock, most of which were collected...
A Parallel Story: A Mixed Bag from Abbado's Years of Recording for CBS and Sony
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Claudio Abbado--'Call me Claudio' is the title of Julia Spinola's essay in the booklet of this well-packaged box with original sleeves--may have attained international fame with a concert of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony...
Attention-Grabbing Hi-Fi Headphones from Focal: These Chunky Headphones Designed for Studio Use Have Much to Offer the Music Enthusiast
French loudspeaker company Focal may be best known for its domestic products, from the excellent Chorus 700 series via the flax-coned Aria range to the massive Utopia models (if you can call a 2m-tall, 260kg speaker like the Grande Utopia a domestic...
Baadsvik * C Lindberg * Ness: Baadsvik Tuba Concerto C Lindberg Tuba Concerto, 'Panda in Love' Ness Bogey Thresher
Baadsvik * C Lindberg * Ness Baadsvik Tuba Concerto C Lindberg Tuba Concerto, 'Panda in Love' Ness Bogey Thresher Oystein Baadsvik tuba Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Lindberg BIS (F) [SACD] BIS2005 (69' * DDD/DSD) [ILLUSTRATION...
Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest
Barry [G] The Importance of Being Earnest Barbara Hannigan sop Cecily Cardew Peter Tantsits ten John (Jack) Worthing Joshua Bloom bar Algernon Moncrieff Katalin Karolyi mez Gwendolen Fairfax Hilary Summers contr ...
Bax: Four Orchestral Pieces. Overture, Elegy and Rondo
Bax Four Orchestral Pieces. Overture, Elegy and Rondo. Phantasy (a) (a) Philip Dukes va BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis Chandos (F) CHAN10829 (73' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Composed in Rathgar, Dublin, and powerfully...
Beethoven * Cherubini: Beethoven Overture 'Leonore No 1', Op 138. Ah! Perfido, Op 65 Cherubini Symphony. Medee-Vous Voyez De Vos Fils
Beethoven * Cherubini Beethoven Overture 'Leonore No 1', Op 138. Ah! perfido, Op 65 (a) Cherubini Symphony. Medee--Vous voyez de vos fils (a) (a) Maria Bengtsson sop Lausanne Chamber Orchestra / Bertrand de Billy Dabringhaus und Grimm...
Beethoven: 'Complete Fortepiano Concertos'
Beethoven [R] 'Complete Fortepiano Concertos' Piano Concertos--No 1, Op 15 (a); No 2, Op 19 (a); No 3, Op 37 (b); No 4, Op 58 (c); No 5, 'Emperor', Op 73 (c); Op 61a (after the Violin Concerto) (b) Ensemble Cristofori / Arthur Schoonderwoerd fp Alpha...
Beethoven: Piano Concertos-No 3, Op 37; No 4, Op 58
Beethoven [G] Piano Concertos--No 3, Op 37; No 4, Op 58 Maria Joao Pires pf Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding Onyx (M) ONYX4125 (72' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Even with a never-ending stream of Beethoven piano...
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas: Jed Distler Listens to Two Complete Sonata Cycles-Melodie Zhao's Brand-New Traversal and a Reissue from Michael Levinas
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With recordings of all 24 Chopin Etudes and Liszt's 12 Transcendental Etudes under her belt, Melodie Zhao, who turned 20 on September 7, now becomes the youngest pianist to tackle all 32 Beethoven sonatas on disc, a project...
'Beyond the Eastern Wind'
'Beyond the Eastern Wind' Dadap Alleluja Gorecki Totus tuus, Op 60 Janea Versets on 'Hilf, Herr, melnes Lebens' Part Bogoroditse Djevo. Da pacem Domine. Magnificat. Summa Schnittke Three Sacred Hymns Vasks Te Deum for organ Collegium Vocale / Michael...
Blackford * Saint-Saens: Blackford the Great Animal Orchestra: Symphony for Orchestra and Wild Soundscapes Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals (Orch Blackford)
Blackford * Saint-Saens Blackford The Great Animal Orchestra: Symphony for Orchestra and Wild Soundscapes Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals (orch Blackford) BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Martyn Brabbins Nimbus Alliance (F) NI6274 (75'...
Brahms: 'The Songs of Johannes Brahms, Vol 5'
Brahms 'The Songs of Johannes Brahms, Vol 5' Funfzehn Romanzen aus 'Die schone Magelone', Op 33 Christopher Maltman bar Graham Johnson pf Hyperion (F) CDJ33125 (57' * DDD * T/t) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Magelone Romances--an anthology...
Bruckner: Symphony No 8 (1890 Version, Ed Haas)
Bruckner Symphony No 8 (1890 version, ed Haas) Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra / Mario Venzago CPO (F) CP0777 691-2 (75' * DDD) Recorded live, October 29, 2011 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A recent live performance of Bruckner's longer and...
Buxtehude: 'Opera Omnia XIX-Vocal Works, Vol 9: Sacred Concertos, Arias and Cantatas'
Buxtehude 'Opera omnia XIX--Vocal Works, Vol 9: Sacred Concertos, Arias and Cantatas' Was frag ich nach der Welt, BuxWV104. Salve, Jesu, Patris gnate unigenite, BuxWV94. Welt, packe dich, BuxWV106. Was mich auf dieser Welt betrubt, BuxWV105. Pange...
'Chants Nostalgiques'
'Chants nostalgiques' Brediceanu Baga Doamne luna-n nor (a) Dima De ce nu-mi vii (O, komm zu mir) (a) Godowsky Alt-Wien Kreisler/Rachmaninov Liebesfreud. Liebesleid Schubert Der Neugierige, D795 No 6 (a). Schubert/Liszt Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774...
Chopin: 'Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra'
Chopin 'Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra' Piano Concertos--No 1, Op 11; No 2, Op 21. Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante, Op 22. Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op 13. Krakowiak, Op 14. Variations on Mozart's 'La ci darem la mano', Op 2 Oleg...
Cilea: L'arlesiana
Cilea L'arlesiana Iano Tamar sop Rosa Mamai Giuseppe Filianoti ten Federico Mirela Bunoaica sop Vivetta Francesco Landolfi bar Baldassare Juano Orozco bar Metifio Jin Seok Lee bass ...
Classics Reconsidered: Richard Fairman and Hugo Shirley Find as Much to Applaud as to Take Issue with in the Classic 1976 la Traviata from Carlos Kleiber with Cotrubas, Domingo and Milnes
Verdi La traviata Sols incl lleana Cotrubas sop Placido Domingo ten Sherrill Milnes bar Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich / Carlos Kleiber DG (B)(2) 4151322; (M)(3)(DVD) 477 0772 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Cotrubas's peculiarly...
'Concerto'
'Concerto' 'Venice: The Golden Age' A Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor G Porta Sinfonia Rom Concerto, 'L'Olimpiade' Tessarini La stravaganza, Op 4--Overture Vivaldi Concertos--RV134; RV364/RVAnh18; RV450; 'per Sua Altezza Reale di Sassonia', RV576...
Continental Polyphony: Fabrice Fitch Re-Listens to a Selection of Recordings of Renaissance Music from Some Fine Foreign Vocal Ensembles
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The native choral tradition is such a dominant voice within Great Britain that it tends to crowd out even the finest vocal ensembles from abroad, not least those devoted to Renaissance polyphony. This is a pity, because it...
Decca's Most Wanted Recitals: Mike Ashman Listens to a Selection of Imported Vocal and Operatic Discs That Delve into the Archive and Deliver Some Genuine Rarities and Surprises
There's something both incongruous and wonderful about early 1950s recordings from old Vienna--not to mention from old Paris, London and New York-being resurrected and remastered in Mexico City. Whatever collectors' moans there have been in the past...
Discovering Music Digitally: Whether You're Young or Old, a Musical Novice or a Connoisseur, There Are a Growing Number of Apps to Enhance Your Learning and Appreciation of Music
We now spend on average 11.3 hours a week at home on the internet, according to the 2013 Oxford Internet Survey. That's quite a lot of time to be glued to a screen. And if you're anything like me, an embarrassingly large proportion of that time is...
Donizetti: L'elisir D'amore
Donizetti [DVD] [Br] L'elisir d'amore Miah Persson sop Adina Rolando Villazon ten Nemorino Roman Trekel bar Belcore lldebrando D'Arcangelo bass-bar Dulcamara Regula Miihlemann sop ...
Dove: All You Who Sleep Tonight
Dove [G] All You Who Sleep Tonight (a). Ariel (b). Cut My Shadow (c). Out of Winter (d) (b) Claire Booth sop (ac) Patrida Bardon mez (d) Nicky Spence ten (acd) Andrew Matthews-Owen pf Naxos (B) 8 573080 (71 * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If you...
Dvorak * Janacek * Suk: Dvorak Nocturne, Op 40 B48a. Romantic Pieces, Op 75 B150 Janacek Violin Sonata. Allegro. Dumka. Romance Suk Four Pieces, Op 17
Dvorak * Janacek * Suk Dvorak Nocturne, Op 40 B48a. Romantic Pieces, Op 75 B150 Janacek Violin Sonata. Allegro. Dumka. Romance Suk Four Pieces, Op 17 Jennifer Pike vn Tom Poster pf Chandos (F) CHAN10827 (70' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
'El Sistema at Salzburg Festival'
'El Sistema at Salzburg Festival' [DVD] [Br] Bernstein West Side Story--Mambo Gershwin Cuban Overture Ginastera Estancia--Suite, Op 8a Mahler Symphony No 1 J Strauss II Radetzky March, Op 228 National Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela / Sir...
Enescu: Isis. Symphony No 5
Enescu Isis. Symphony No 5 (a) (a) Marius Vlad ten NDR Choir; German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Saarbrucken & Kaiserslautern / Peter Ruzicka CPO (F) CP0777 823-2 (61' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Karol Szymanowski is the obvious...
'Escape to Paradise'
'Escape to Paradise' 'The Hollywood Album' Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sea Murmurs Eisler The Secret Marriage Haymann Ein blonder Traum--Irgendwo auf der Welt Hupfeld Casablanca--As time goes by Jurmann/Kaper Ich will dich Liebe lehren--Tranen in der Geige...
Faure: Requiem, Op 48-Complete (Ed Rigaudiere)
Faure Requiem, Op 48--complete (ed Rigaudiere) (a); Offertoire (ed Rutter) (b). Cantique de Jean Racine (c). Messe basse (c) (a) Tom Pickard treb (ab) Gerald Finley bar Choir of King's College, Cambridge; (ab) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment...
'Fermate Il Passo'
'Fermate il passo' 'Tracing the Origins of Opera' Anonymous Voi che passate. Se a mi che t'amo tanto doni morte. Se per colpa del vostro altlero sdegno. Variations on Zezzo's 'Staralla ben cussi?'. Haime, perche m'hal privo. Hor che'l del e la terra....
Franzson: The Negotiation of Context
Franzson The Negotiation of Context Yarn | Wire Wergo (F) WER7313-2 (47' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A title with a message, a message worth pondering. Negotiating context is what good composers aspire to and what complacent composers...
'French Cello Sonatas, Vol 2'
'French Cello Sonatas, Vol 2' Faure Berceuse, Op 16. Elegie, Op 24. Romance, Op 69. Trois Romances sans paroles. Op 17 Franck Cello (Violin) Sonata Saint-Saens Cello Sonata No 2, Op 123 Julian Steckel VC Paul Rivinius pf AVI-MusiC (F) AVI8553314 (75'...
From Russia with Love
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Vasily Petrenko looks set to galvanise the Oslo Philharmonic much as he did the RLPO. Geoffrey Norris meets the conductor with a big heart and even bigger plans You could call it the Petrenko Effect. Empirically proven,...
G Jackson: Airplane Cantata
G Jackson Airplane Cantata (a). Choral Symphony. Ruchlll Linn. The Voice of the Bard. Winter Heavens BBC Singers / David Hill, (a) James Morgan with (a) Rex Lawson pianola Signum (F) SIGCD381 (69' * DDD * T) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Goldenthal
Goldenthal Double Bass Sonata (a) 3. Brass Quintet No 2 (b). Three Pieces for Solo Plano (c). String Quartet No 1, The Stone Cutters' (d) (d) Tom Chiu, (d) Conrad Harris vns (d) Liuh-Wen Ting va (d) Mariel Roberts VC (a)Tim Cobb db (a) Stephen Gosling,...
Gramophone Editor's Choice: Martin Cullingford's Pick of the Finest Recordings from This Month's Reviews
If his Beethoven sonata debut disc for Sony caught the music world's attention, this set of Bach Partitas will confirm Igor Levit as a pianist of hugely impressive ability and musicianship. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos...
Gramophone Talks to ... Hannah Addario-Berry: On Recording Stephen Brown's Folk- and Rock-Infused Solo Cello Suites
The first suite, Takakkaw Falls, was originally written for flute ... I've known Stephen since he was my pre-college theory teacher, and I'd always thought It would be wonderful If he wrote something for solo cello. Back in 2003, I was home In Victoria,...
'Grist'
'Grist' Chatzigiannis Broken Mirrors Cornford Flute Feed Dibley Organ Grinder Whitty Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?. Has the world changed or have I changed? Jos Zwaanenburg fl Metier (F) MSV28542 (75' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION...
Guitar Gatherings: William Yeoman Bends His Ears towards Recent Recordings Made by Guitars in the Hands of Two and Four Players at Once
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Chopin once said there is nothing more beautiful than a guitar --save perhaps two. Here, I'm almost moved to say there is nothing more beautiful than an album of guitar duets--save perhaps four. Not only is the playing of...
Heggie: Out of Darkness: An Opera of Survival
Heggie Out of Darkness: An Opera of Survival Caitlin Lynch sop Sarah Larsen mez Morgan Smith bar Music of Remembrance / Mina Miller Naxos American Classics (B) 8 559770 (79' * DDD * T) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Any artistic endeavour...
'Hidden Treasures of Italy'
'Hidden Treasures of Italy' Lidarti Violin Concerto in C AM Montanari Concerto grosso in A Nardini Violin Concerto, Op 1 No 2 Razetti Violin Concerto in F minor Sirmen Violin Concerto, Op 3 No 3 Arion Baroque Orchestra / Stefano Montanari vn early-music.com...
Hindemith: 'Music for Viola'
Hindemith 'Music for Viola' Solo Viola Sonatas--Op 11 No 5; Op 25 No 1. Viola Sonata, Op 11 No 4 (a). Trauermusik (b) Jitka Hosprova va (a) Jitka Cechova pf (b) Prague Chamber Orchestra Supraphon (F) SU4147-2 (81 * DDD) Hindemith 'Sonatas for Viola...
Hodgkinson: 'Onsets'
Hodgkinson 'Onsets' Ici-bas (a). Ulaaraar (b). Amhas/Nirriti (c). Jo-Ha-Kyu (d). Attaot (e). (b) Ioan Marius Lacraru, (b) Cornelia Petroiu vas (b) Theodor Iancu, (b) Andrei Kivu vcs (b) Ion Ghita, (b) Cirian Ghita dbs (e) Gustavo Aguilar, (e) Petru...
Isaac * Josquin * Ycart: 'Miserere Mei Deus-Music for Passiontide around 1500' Isaac Proprium De Sancta Cruce Josquin Miserere Mei Deus Ycart Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae
Isaac * Josquin * Ycart [R] 'Miserere mei Deus--Music for Passiontide around 1500' Isaac Proprium de Sancta Cruce Josquin Miserere mei Deus Ycart Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae Ensemble Officium / Wilfried Rombach Christophorus...
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass
Janacek [G] Glagolitic Mass (a). The Eternal Gospel (b) (a) Andrea Dankova, (b) Alzbeta Polackova sops "Jana Sykorova contr (a) TomaS Juhas, (b) Pavel Cernoch tens (a) Jozef Benci bass Prague Philharmonic Choir; Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra / Tomas...
Janacek * Schubert: Janacek String Quartet No 1, 'The Kreutzer Sonata' Schubert String Quartet No 14, 'Death and the Maiden', D810
Janacek * Schubert Janacek String Quartet No 1, 'The Kreutzer Sonata' Schubert String Quartet No 14, 'Death and the Maiden', D810 Debussy Quartet Evidence (F) EVCD001 (57' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There seems little to link Schubert's...
Janacek's Glagolitic Mass: Conductor Tomas Netopil Talks to Hannah Nepil about Finding the True Spirit of Janacek
Here I am sitting in a floating restaurant on Prague's River Vltava, singing a Moravian folksong with the conductor Tomas Netopil and Supraphon's Chief Executive Producer Matous Vlcinsky. Halfway through, we forget the words. Netopil frowns and reaches...
JS Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV1080
JS Bach Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV1080. Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein, BWV668 (a) Angela Hewitt pf Hyperion (B) (2) CDA67980 (90' * DDD) JS Bach Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV1080 Zhu Xiao-Mei pf Accentus (F) ACC30308 (73' * DDD) ...
Lassus: 'Biographie Musicale, Vol 3'
Lassus 'Biographie musicale, Vol 3' Anime mea liquefacta est. Anna mihl dilecta. Aus meiner Sunden tiefe. Beau le cristal beau l'albastre et l'Ivoyre. Bestia curvafia. Ego sum pauper. Eight Duets. Evehor Invidia pressus. Ich armer Mann, lo ho plu tempo....
Levering
Levering Furies (a). II mare dentro (b). Drinking Songs (c). Partite sopra ciaccona (d). Parallel Universe (b) (c) Krista River mez (c) Franziska Huh, (c) Amanda Romano hps (cd) Donald Berman, (cd) John McDonald pfs (c) Scott Wheeler cond (b) Boston...
M-A Charpentier: CDs: Canticum Ad Beatam Vlrginem Mariam
M-A Charpentier [R] [DVD] CDs: Canticum ad Beatam Vlrginem Mariam (a). Missa Assumpte est Maria, H11a (b). Concert pour quatre parties de violes, H545. Nuit, H416 (b) DVD: Messes et motets pour la Vierge (c) La Capella Reial de Catalunya; Le Concert...
Mahler's Symphony No 7
Three recordings that came before Gustavo Dudamel's--and how Gramophone rated them JUNE 1966 Mahler Symphony No 7 New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein CBS [LP] SBRG72427/8 (two 12in * 64s 6d) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Mahler: Symphonies-No 9; No 10-Adagio
Mahler Symphonies--No 9; No 10--Adagio Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra / Markus Stenz Oehms (F) [SACD] OC654(102' * DDD/DSD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A recap may be in order. In Edward Seckerson's criticism of the 'forensic exposition' of...
Mahler: Symphony No 7
Mahler Symphony No 7 Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela / Gustavo Dudamel DG (F) 4791700GH (79' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] More than the other Mahler symphonies, No 7 lends itself to many diverse viewpoints, whether as...
'Meditation'
'Meditation' Adam O Holy Night Allegri Miserere mei, Deus Bizet Agnus Dei Caccini Ave Maria Gomez Ave Maria Gounod Repentir (O Divine Redeemer). St Cecilia Mass--Sanctus Mascagni Ave Maria. Regina coeli laetare Mozart Vesperae solennes de Confessore,...
Medtner * Rachmaninov: Medtner Piano Sonata, 'Sonata Romantica'
Medtner * Rachmaninov [G] Medtner Plano Sonata, 'Sonata romantica', Op 53 No 1. Two Skazki (Fairy Tales), Op 20 Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No 2, Op 36 (ed Osborne). Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42 Steven Osborne pf Hyperion (F) CDA67936 (72'...
Mendelssohn: 'Complete Symphonies, Vol 2'
Mendelssohn 'Complete Symphonies, Vol 2' Symphonies--No 1, Op 11; No 3, 'Scottish', Op 56 Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend Challenge Classics (F) [SACD] 9L CC72641 (70' * DDD/DSD) Mendelssohn 'Mendelssohn In...
Mercadante: I Briganti
Mercadante I briganti Bruno Pratico bass Massimiliano Maxim Mironov ten Ermano Vittorio Prato bass Corrado Petya Ivanova sop Amelia Rosita Fiocco mez ...
M Gorecki * Lukaszewski: M Gorecki Concerto-Notturno. Divertimento Lukaszewski Lenten Music. Sinfonietta. Symphony of Providence-Adagietto
M Gorecki * Lukaszewski M Gorecki Concerto-Notturno (a). Divertimento tukaszewski Lenten Music. Sinfonietta. Symphony of Providence--Adagietto (a) Tomasz Tomaszewski vn Baltic Neopolis Orchestra Dux (F) DUX0855 (63' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION...
Michael Nyman: A Prolific Composer, Nyman Is Perhaps Best Known for His Distinctive Film Scores Mixing the Old and New
For over four decades Michael Nyman, who turned 70 this year, has occupied a unique position in the contemporary music scene. Where many composers' success has remained limited, Nyman's music has managed to connect beyond the margins of modernism to...
'Mosaic'
'Mosaic' 'Australian Guitar Concertos' Bracanin Guitar Concerto (a) Charlton Mosaic (b) Edwards Arafura Dances (c) Sculthorpe Nourlangie (c) Karin Schaupp gtr (a) Queensland Symphony Orchestra / Ronald Spiegelman; (bc) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra...
Moulinie: 'Meslanges Pour la Chapelle D'un Prince'
Moulinie [G] 'Meslanges pour la chapelle d un prince' Moulinie O bone Jesu (two versions). Lauda Sion salvatorem. Caro mea vere est cibus. Cantate Domino. Magi videntes stellam. O dulce nomen. Ecce video. Ne reminiscaris Domine. Ego flos campi. Dum...
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail
Mozart [DVD] [Br] Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Desiree Rancatore sop Konstanze Rebecca Nelsen sop Blonde Javier Camarena ten Belmonte Thomas Ebenstein ten Pedrillo Kurt Rydl...
Mozart: Piano Concertos-No 17, K453; No 24, K491
Mozart Piano Concertos (a)--No 17, K453; No 24, K491. Piano Sonatas (b)--No 4, K282; No 5, K283; No 8, K310; No 11, K331--Rondo alla turca. March No 1, K408 (b). Konzertstuck, K33b (b). Allegro, K1c (b) Lang Lang pf (a) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...
Mozart * Schubert * Stravinsky: Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K448 Schubert Variations on an Original Theme, D813 Stravinsky the Rite of Spring
Mozart * Schubert * Stravinsky Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K448 (a) Schubert Variations on an Original Theme, D813 (b) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (a) Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim (b) pf/ (a) pfs DG (F) 479 3922GH (75' * DDD)...
Music-And More: Nowadays Universities Offer Far More Than Just Traditional Music Degrees
Birmingham Conservatoire Among the courses on offer is a Masters In Performance and Pedagogy (MMus), programmes for pianists hoping to specialise in collaborative performance or as opera repetiteurs (AdvPgDip), and undergraduate and postgraduate...
Music from Armenia: Jeremy Nicholas Discovers That There's Far More to the Former Soviet Republic's Music Than Khachaturian and His 'Sabre Dance'
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Asked to name an Armenian composer, the only one to spring readily to most people's minds is Aram Khachaturian (1903-78). You might be forgiven for asking 'Are there any others?' Well, yes. Wikipedia lists 79 of them from...
'My Beloved's Voice'
'My Beloved's Voice' 'Sacred Songs of Love' Bairstow I sat down under his shadow Brumel Sicut lilium Casals Nigra sum Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi Durufle Ubi caritas Finzi My lovely one Grieg How fair is thy face Hadley My beloved spake Muhly Set...
NAD D 3020: Innovative Digital Amplifier Builds on Classic Foundations
Perhaps I have a vested interest in finding out how the novel NAD D 3020 performs--after all, I first owned an amplifier with a similar designation the better part of 3 5 years ago. It was my first 'serious' amplifier, bought with the proceeds of almost...
Neoclassical Music in America
Neoclassical Music in America Voices of Clarity and Restraint By R James Tobin Rowman and Littlefield, HB, 300pp, 34.95 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-0-8108-8439-7 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This is a generous book dealing with a group of...
New Music from Denmark: Richard Whitehouse Takes the Pulse of Denmark's Contemporary Music Scene through Four Discs of New Writing
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Although Finland has latterly made the running in terms of new music, the Danish scene has long been one of strength in diversity--confirmed by the four discs under consideration. Only recently has the music of Axel Borup-Jorgensen...
Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music
Nikolay Myaskovsky The Conscience of Russian Music By Gregor Tassie Rowman and Littlefield, HB, 438pp, 51.95 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-1-4422-3132-0 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gregor Tassie nears his conclusion he writes that 'Above...
Part: Peace upon You, Jerusalem
Part [G] Peace upon you, Jerusalem. Morning star. The woman with the alabaster box. The deer's cry. Virgencita. Solfeggio. Zwei Beter. Tribute to Caesar. Summa. Kanon Pokajanen--Memento. Alleluia-Tropus. Da pacem. Domine Polyphony / Stephen Layton...
Part's Da Pacem, Domine
Three recordings that came before Stephen Layton's, and how Gramophone rated them NOVEMBER 2005 Part Da pacem. Domine Hilliard Ensemble/Andrey Boreyko ECM New Series (F) 476 3048 (43' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In Da pacem,...
Passion Fused with a Love of Things Italian
Walton's Violin Concerto, inspired by his infatuation with Italy, has been subject to many interpretations on record. After lengthy listening, Jeremy Dibble finds much to admire in them--but how do they compare to the version by the composer and the...
'Perla Barocca'
'Perla Barocca' [G] Bertali Chlaconna Castello Sonata seconda Cima Sonata a due (Milan, 1610) GB Fontana Sonata seconda Frescobaldi Toccata prima. Toccata per Splnettlna e Violino A Gabrieli Ricercar del primo tono Leonarda Sonata duodecima B Marini...
Playlists: Explore Music Via Our Themed Listening Suggestions-And Why Not Create Your Own, Too?
Streaming is changing the way we listen to music. While building a library based around repertoire, era or artist will remain at the heart of the way Gramophone readers buy recordings, streaming offers an easy and fascinating way to explore music,...
Power to the Schoolchildren: Martin Cullingford Visits Saffron Hall, a Stunning Concert Venue at the Heart of a State School
Flicking through the brochure for Saffron Hall, a 730-seat concert venue entering its second season, you might expect to find it prominently perched above a civic square, the centre of a city's cultural scene, abutting smart restaurants, galleries...
Rachmaninov * Dohnanyi * R Strauss: Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song, Op 25
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Radu Lupu: Geraint Lewis Appreciates a Fastidious Perfectionist Whose Rare Visits to the Studio and the Concert Hall Excite His International Army of Pianophile Admirers
Could there be a greater living pianist than Radu Lupu? Even if you factor in the varied claims of Argerich or Ashkenazy, Pires or Pollini and so on, Lupu must surely remain primus inter pares at the very least: a figure who commands universal awe...
Rameau: Hippolyteet Aricie
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Recording of the Month: Stephen Plaistow Welcomes a Distinctive Addition to the Bach Keyboard Partitas' Discography
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Reinterpreting the Old to Make Something New: Audio Companies Are Increasingly Finding Rich Inspiration from the Old-Fashioned' Designs of the Past
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Revelations from Melo Classic: Historic Radio Performances in a Second Batch from the German Label
A second visit to the world of Melo Classic historicals has if anything proved even more revelatory than the first. What's more, the label has upped its game in terms of presentation (regular CD-size card cases rather than ungainly DVD boxes) and annotation,...
Revueltas * Trigos: Revueltas la Noche De Los Mayas (Arr Hindemith) Trigos Guitar Concerto No 2, 'Hispano'
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R Strauss: Elektra
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'Sacred Love'
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Schubert: Piano Sonatas-No 4, D537; No 7, D568; No 9, D575; No 13, D664; No 14, D784; No 16, D845; No 17, D850; No 18, D894; No 19, D958; No 20, D959; No 21, D960
Schubert Piano Sonatas--No 4, D537; No 7, D568; No 9, D575; No 13, D664; No 14, D784; No 16, D845; No 17, D850; No 18, D894; No 19, D958; No 20, D959; No 21, D960 Daniel Barenboim pf DG (B) (5) 479 2783GH5 (5h 52' * DDD) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Schumann: 'Complete Symphonic Works, Vol 2'
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Schutz Choral Works: Fabrice Fitch Greets the Latest Instalments in Carus's Complete Schutz Cycle and a New Ensemble's Recording of the Composer's Madrigals
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Carus's complete Schutz edition continues with the History of the Resurrection, composed in the early 1620s, well before the three surviving Passion settings. Unlike these, it has a continuo part and obbligato instruments,...
'Serenissima'
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Shostakovich: Symphony No 13, 'Babiy Yar', Op 113
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Spontini: La Fuga in Maschera
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Strauss Family: E Strauss Die Biene (Polka Francaise), Op 54
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Studying for Grown-Ups: It's Never Too Late to Enrol on a Music Course-It May Even Lead to a New Career
There are many reasons for taking an evening class in music. Perhaps it's for pleasure and personal growth, or perhaps life has taken you down another path and you hanker after a career change. But studying full-time is a huge personal and financial...
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