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Articles from Vol. 96, No. 1166, September 15

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'20Th Century Organ Masterworks': Hindemith Three Sonatas
'20th Century Organ Masterworks' Hindemith Three Sonatas Part Pari intervallo. Trivium Shostakovich Passacaglia Heiller Tanz-Toccata lain Quinn org Guild (F) GMCD7807 (62' * DDD) Played on the organ of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA According...
'A Courtly Garland': Biber Sonatas a 5-No 4
'A Courtly Garland' Biber Sonatas a 5--No 4; No 10 Corelli Sonata a 4 in D Fantini Balletto detto il Lunati. Corrente detta dell'Elce. Sonatas--No 1 (detta del Colloreto); No 2 (detta del Gonzaga) Finger Sonata in C Frescobaldi Canzona prima. Canzona...
'Adagietto': JS Bach Concerto
'Adagietto' JS Bach Concerto, BWV974--Adagio (arr Maisky) (a). Concerto, BWV1056--Largo (arr Franko) (a) Brahms Piano Quartet No 3, Op 60- Andante (b) Grieg Peer Gynt, Op 23--Soiveig's Song (arr Goltermann) (a) Mahler Symphony No 5--Adagietto (arr...
Ades: JS Bach: Chopin: Ades Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face JS Bach English Suite No 2
Ades * JS Bach * Chopin Ades Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face JS Bach English Suite No 2, BWV807 Chopin Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante, Op 22. Barcarolle, Op 60. Berceuse, Op 57 Ashley Fripp pf Willowhayne (F) WHR053 (65' * DDD)...
Aho: Two Wind Quintets
Aho Two Wind Quintets Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet BIS (F) [SACD] BIS2176 (55' * DDD/DSD) Kalevi Aho likes nothing more than a compositional problem to solve, as witness his 28 concertos, many for unlikely instruments. The challenge...
'And So It Goes': 'Songs of Folk and Lore'
'And so it goes' 'Songs of Folk and Lore' D Baker Old Lady Rose (a) Burns Ae fond kiss (arr Mealor) Dubinsky We rise again (a) RW Henderson The Maggie Hunter (a) Healey Danse, Mon Moin, Danse! (a) Holst Six Choral Folk Songs--I love my love Joel And...
An Important Rachmaninov Discovery on Marston
Rachmaninov refused to allow his live performances to be recorded or broadcast; the recordings we have of him were all made under tightly controlled studio conditions. So the discovery of a recording of the great composer and pianist playing through...
Antheil: 'Specter'
Antheil 'Specter' Sonatina for Violin and Piano. Violin Concerto. Valses from Specter of the Rose (arr Gebauer) Duo Odeon Sono Luminus (F) DSL92222 (62' * DDD) Antheil composed his Sonatina and Violin Concerto for Werner Gebauer,...
ARTISTS & Their INSTRUMENTS: Gawain Glenton on His Newly Made Cornett
"The instruments we used on our new recording of music from the court of James I were made by an Italian maker who lives in Tuscany called Paolo Fanciullacci. He's working with us to arrive at closer copies of actual historic instruments. It's tended...
Bartok: Brahms: Bartok Divertimento, Sz113
Bartok * Brahms Bartok Divertimento, Sz113 Brahms String Quintet No 2, Op 111 Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Candida Thompson Channel Classics (F) CCS37518 (55' * DDD) The Amsterdam Sinfonietta's latest release reverts to the concept of their Brahms/Schoenberg...
Bartok: Violin Concertos-No 1, Sz36; No 2, Sz112
Bartok Violin Concertos--No 1, Sz36; No 2, Sz112 Benjamin Schmid vn Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra / Tibor Boganyi Gramola (F) 99138 (57' * DDD) Every encounter I've so far had with Benjamin Schmid's playing has proved enjoyable. An all-round musician...
Bartoli's New Label to Champion Next Generation
The mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is marking 30 years on the Decca label with the launch of a new project to nurture the next generation of singing stars. 'Mentored by Bartoli' is a new sub-label (produced by the Cecilia Bartoli Music Foundation)...
Beethoven: Mozart: Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds
Beethoven * Mozart Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op 16 Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds, K452 Ensemble Dialoghi Harmonia Mundi (F) HMM90 5296 (5V * DDD) Mozart once pronounced the Quintet for piano and wind instruments his...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas-No 10, Op 14 No 2
Beethoven Piano Sonatas--No 10, Op 14 No 2; No 14, 'Moonlight', Op 27 No 2. Allegretto--Wo053; Wo056. Andante, Wo0211. Seven Bagatelles, Op 33. Presto, Wo052. Variations on an Original Theme, Wo080 Pavel Kolesnikov pf Hyperion (F) CDA68237 (76' * DDD)...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas-No 3
Beethoven Piano Sonatas--No 3, Op 2 No 3; No 9, Op 14 No 1; No 23, 'Appassionata', Op 57; No 32, Op 111. Six Bagatelles, Op 126. Variations on an Original Theme, Wo080 Jan BartoS pf Supraphon (B) (2) SU4252-2 (128' * DDD) This is the Czech pianist...
Beethoven: 'Resound, Vol 6'
Beethoven 'Resound, Vol 6' Piano (Violin) Concerto, Op 61a (a). Symphony No 8, Op 93 (a) Gottlieb Wallisch fp Vienna Academy Orchestra / Martin Haselbock Alpha (F) ALPHA477 (63' * DDD) Recorded live at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, November...
Beethoven: Three Piano Trios, Op 1
Beethoven Three Piano Trios, Op 1 Trio Goya Chandos Chaconne (F) (two discs for the price of one) CHAN0822 (96' * DDD) Beethoven took tremendous care with his Op 1, striving to present himself to a wider public in the best possible light....
Beethoven: Trios-'Gassenhauer'
Beethoven Trios--'Gassenhauer', Op 11; Op 38 (after Septet, Op 20) Paul Meyer cl Claudio Bohorquez vc Eric Le Sage pf Alpha (F) ALPHA405 (58' * DDD) Beethoven's Septet of 1799-1800 was one of his early successes, I leading to a number...
Berg
Berg [DVD][BR] Wozzeck Matthias Goerne bar Wozzeck Asmik Grigorlan sop Marie John Daszak ten Drum Major Mauro Peter ten Andres Gerhard Siegel ten Captain...
Bernstein: Symphony No 2, 'The Age of Anxiety'
Bernstein Symphony No 2, 'The Age of Anxiety' Krystian Zimerman pf Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle DG (F) 483 5539GH; (F) [LP] 483 5540GH (40' * DDD) Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, June 13-16, 2018 A few words of introduction...
BOX-SET Round-Up: Rob Cowan Offers a Personal Round-Up of Some Striking CD Box-Set Bargains
The thrill of journeying through Beethoven's symphony cycle enjoys fresh impetus with Gunter Wand's late 1980s NDR Symphony Orchestra (today's NDR Elbphilharmonie) cycle, now reissued as a bargain by RCA Red Seal. So much to savour here, the recurring...
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45 (arr Farrington) Natasha Schnur sop Matt Sullivan bar Yale Schola Cantorum / David Hill Hyperion (F) DA68242 (66' * DDD * T/t) Despite being widely performed since its publication in 2010, the chamber-scaled arrangement...
Brahms: Four Symphonies
Brahms [G] Four Symphonies Berlin Staatskapelle / Daniel Barenboim DG (B)(4) 483 5251 (179' * DDD) What a difference an orchestra makes: an orchestra, mind you, I that has been nurtured and honed for the best part of a quarter of a century...
Brahms's Haydn Variations, Op 56a: Paavo Jarvi Turns His Conductor's Eye on Brahms's Score in Conversation with James Jolly
For those of us of a certain age, Brahms's Haydn Variations was often the work to fill the last side on an LP set--side 4 of Ein deutsches Requiem, perhaps. More recorded than performed, it presents its fair share of challenges. 'I find this work and...
Busoni: Piano Concerto, Op 39 K247
Busoni [G] Piano Concerto, Op 39 K247 Pietro Scarpini pf Bavarian Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Kubelik First Hand (F) FHR64 (70' * ADD) Broadcast performance from the Herkulessaal, Munich, November 25, 1966 Although I'd hesitate to...
Busoni's Transcription of Bach's Chaconne
That this solo piano piece is physically demanding is undisputed, but It also requires a high level of artistry. Jed Distler surveys a vast discography and discovers-and rediscovers-some remarkable interpretations JS Bach's employment at the Cothen...
Celebrating Four Decades of Design: Marantz's New SACD Player Marks an Important Milestone for the Company
Working for the same company for four decades is something of an achievement but that's what Marantz is marking with its latest SACD player/DAC and amplifier combination: the KI-Ruby series (1). The SA-KI Ruby and PM-KI Ruby models, which will sell...
Chesnokov: Teach Me Thy Statutes
Chesnokov Teach Me Thy Statutes PaTRAM Institute Male Choir / Vladimir Gorbik Reference Recordings (F)[SACD] FR727SACD (67' * DDD/DSD * T/t) In 1920 Pavel Chesnokov was appointed Professor at the Moscow Conservatory, teaching choral techniques....
Chopin: Grieg: Schumann: Chopin Cello Sonata
Chopin * Grieg * Schumann Chopin Cello Sonata, Op 65 Grieg Cello Sonata, Op 36 Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke, Op 73 Inbal Segev vc Juho Pohjonen pf Avie (F) AV2389 (70' * DDD) Chamber music acoustics can be a very personal thing. There's a tendency...
Classic Italian Opera Sets: Warner Classics Mines Its Enviable Archive for Some Real Gems, Finds Richard Fairman
With so few opera recordings being made relative to when the record industry was at its height, what legacy are we leaving for the future? Although DVDs of live performances from the opera-house have created a new stream of material, there will be...
Classics RECONSIDERED: Jed Distler and Harriet Smith Revisit Michelangeli's Timeless Recording of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G with the Philharmonia under Ettore Gracis
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli pf Philharmonia Orchestra / Ettore Gracis Warner Classics Here is marvellous piano playing in both concertos, something to listen to again and again with increasing appreciation and astonishment....
Dean
Dean [DVD][BR][G] Hamlet Allan Clayton ten Hamlet Barbara Hannigan sop Ophelia Sarah Connolly mez Gertrude Rod Gilfry bar ...
'Debussy ... et le Jazz': 'Preludes for a Quartet'
'Debussy ... et le jazz' 'Preludes for a Quartet' Debussy Bruyeres (transcr Brunier). Des pas sur la neige (transcr Brunier). La fille aux cheveux de lin (transcr Debussy Qt). Minstrels (transcr Brunier/Vieillefon). Les sixtierces alternees (transcr...
Debussy: 'Harmonie Du Soir'
Debussy [G] 'Harmonie du soir' L'ame evaporee (a). Les Angelus (a). Beau soir (a). La Belle aux bois dormant (a). Cinq Poemes de Charles Baudelaire (a). Les cloches (a). Chansons de Bilitis (a). Dans le jardin (a). Fetes galantes Book 1 (a); Book 2...
Debussy: Ravel: Satie: 'Nightfall'
Debussy * Rave I * Satie 'Nightfall' Debussy Reverie. Suite bergamasque Ravel Gaspard de la nuit. Pavane pour une infante defunte Satie Gnossiennes--No 1; No 3. Gymnopedie No1 Alice Sara Ott pf DG (F) 483 5187 (66' * DDD) The merger of light and...
Debussy : Satie: Debussy Preludes
Debussy * Satie Debussy Preludes, Book 1 Satie Six Gnossiennes. Trois Gymnopedies FazilSay pf Warner Classics (F) 9029 57056-7 (66' * DDD) Given Fazil Say's proclivities for interpretative monkeyshines, I'm happy to report that the pianist...
'Decades': 'A Century of Song
'Decades' [G] 'A Century of Song, Vol 3-1830-1840' Alabiev I see your image. Why are you singing, O beautiful damsel Berlioz Je crois en vous Dargomizhsky Wedding--Fantasy Lachner Die Bergstimme. Das Fischermadchen. Ihr Bildnis C Loewe An meinem Herzen....
Defining the Discographic Self: Defining the Discographic Self
Defining the Discographic Self Desert Island Discs in Context Edited by Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook and Stephen Cottrell Proceedings of the British Academy 211 Oxford University Press, HB, 400pp, 80 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-0-197-26617-5 If you...
Dickinson: 'Translations-Early Chamber Works'
Dickinson 'Translations--Early Chamber Works' Four Duos (a). Fantasy (b). Freda's Biues (c). Lullaby for Clarinet and Piano (b). Sonatina for Recorder and Piano (d). Sonatina for Solo Bassoon (e). Threnody (f). Translations (g). The Unicorns--Lullaby...
Drew Petersen: Barber Piano Sonata
Drew Petersen Barber Piano Sonata, Op 26 Carter Piano Sonata Griffes Three Fantasy Pieces, Op 6 Ives Piano Sonata No 2, 'Concord'--The Alcotts Zaimont Attars Drew Petersen pf Steinway & Sons (F) STNS30095 (74' * DDD) If the American pianist...
Dussek: Piano Concertos
Dussek Piano Concertos--Op 3; Op 14; Op 49 Ulster Orchestra / Howard Shelley pf Hyperion (F) CDA68211 (74' * DDD) Howard Shelley's new recording with the Ulster Orchestra of three of Jan Ladislav Dussek's concertos is a sequel to their...
Dvorak's String Quartet in F, 'American (1893)
Do you have a favourite piece of music and want to explore further? Our monthly feature suggests some musical journeys that venture beyond the most familiar works, with some recommended versions. This month Richard Bratby's point of departure is ......
'Early Departures': JS Bach Concerto
'Early Departures' JS Bach Concerto, BWV974--Adagio Dumitrescu Seven Preludes. Preludes--in B minor; in C sharp minor Janaeek In the Mists Lipatti Little Suite--Prelude. Nocturne (on a Moldavian Theme). Nocturne, Op 6. Sonata Romantica Matei Varga...
Eisler: 'Lieder, Vol 3-Songs in American Exile 1938-1948'
Eisler 'Lieder, Vol 3-Songs in American Exile 1938-1948' Hollywooder Liederbuch. Elegie 1939. In Sturmesnacht. Lied einer deutschen Mutter. Spruch 1939. Uber die Dauer des Exils-I; II Holger Falk dar Steffen Schleiermacher pf Dabringhaus und Grimm...
Faure: 'Integrale De L'oeuvre Pour Piano
Faure 'Integrale de l'oeuvre pour piano, Vol 4' Barcarolles--No 7, Op 90; No 8, Op 96; No 9, Op 101; No 10, Op 104 No 2; No 11, Op 105; No 12, Op 106; No 13, Op 116. Impromptus--No 4, Op 91; No 5, Op 102. Nocturnes--No 10, Op 99; No 11, Op 104 No 1;...
First Performers of Debussy
When reviewing the admirable 'Debussy: The Complete Works' from Warner Classics (4/18), I expressed regret that there was no 'historical' facility to accommodate Roger Desormiere's wonderful wartime recording of Pelleas et Melisande (with Irene Joachim...
FROM WHERE IS IT: A Documentary on the Met Reminds Edward Seckerson Why Leontyne Price Was a Force to Be Reckoned With
I recently spent two blissful hours at my local Curzon cinema watching a brilliant documentary entitled The Opera House. No prizes for guessing which opera house might regard itself as indomitably singular or indeed which might have the chutzpah to...
Fuchs: Piano Concerto, 'Spiritualist'
Fuchs Piano Concerto, 'Spiritualist' (a). Poems of Life (b). Glacier (Electric Guitar Concerto) (c). Rush (Alto Saxophone Concerto) (d) (b) Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen counterten (b) Tim Hugh vc (b) Christine Pendrill cor ang (a) Jeffrey Biegel pf (c) DJ...
Gal: Shostakovich: Gal Piano Trio
Gal * Shostakovich [G] Gal Piano Trio, Op 18. Variations on a Viennese 'Heurigen' Melody, Op 9 Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2, Op 67 Briggs Piano Trio Avie (F) AV2390 (63' * DDD) The Hans Gal revival--on disc, at least--continues apace. With the symphonies,...
Gernsheim: Cello Sonatas-No 1
Gernsheim Cello Sonatas--No 1, Op 12; No 2, Op 79; No 3, Op 87. Andante, Op 64b. Elohenu Alexander Hulshoff vc Oliver Triendl pf CPO (F) CP0555 054-2 (70' * DDD) 'This composer, who was never given to writing for writing's sake, must not be regarded...
GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice
Martin Cullingford's pick of the finest recordings from this month's reviews A superb triumph for Opera Rara, a label whose championship of (often neglected) operas--by brilliant performers and in studio conditions can't be commended highly enough....
Gramophone Recording of the Month
Richard Osborne welcomes an outstanding recording of Rossini's Semiramide, with the classy cast and orchestra responding superbly to Mark Elder's inspired direction [G] Rossini Semiramide Albina Shagimuratova sop Semiramide Daniela Barcellona...
Haydn: Symphonies-No 88
Haydn [DVD] [BR] Symphonies--No 88 (a); No 92, 'Oxford' [b]; No 94, 'Surprise' (c). Sinfonia concertante (d) (d) Walter Lehmayer ob (d) Michael Werba bn (d) Rainer Kuchl vn (d) Franz Bartolomey vc Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein C...
Hindemith: Das Marienleben, Op 27
Hindemith Das Marienleben, Op 27 Juliane Banse sop Martin Helmchen pf Alpha (F) ALPHA398 (71' * DDD * T/t) The discography of Hindemith's great song-cycle setting Rainer Maria Rilke, Das Marienleben, is complicated by the fact that it exists in...
Hurd: 'Choral Music, Vol 2
Hurd 'Choral Music, Vol 2, and Complete Solo Songs' Carmina amoris (a). A Choral Cantata (b). The Day's Alarm (c). Four Early Songs (c). Music's Praise (d). The Night Swans (a). The Phoenix and the Turtle (e). The Ride by Night (c). A Song for St Cecilia...
JN Howard: Kernis: B Tovey
JN Howard * Kernis * B Tovey JN Howard Violin Concerto (a) Kernis Violin Concerto (b) B Tovey Stream of Limelight (c) James Ehnes vn (c) Andrew Armstrong pf (a) Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Cristian Macelaru; (b) Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Ludovic...
Jofre: Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon
Jofre Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon (a). Before the Curtains. Como el agua. Sweet Dreams Michael Guttman vn JP Jofre bandoneon (a) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra JP Jofre (F) 8 88295 79436-7 (30' * DDD) As far as composer Juan Pablo Jofre...
Joined-Up Thinking
With so many well-known hi-fi names becoming part of ever-larger groups, how does this affect the way we view them? One company thinks it has the answer You learn a lot when you attend press events for major brands. Not the products being launched,...
Josef Hassid: Tully Potter Memorialises the Brilliant Polish Violinist Who Suffered Family Tragedy as a Child and at an Early Age Succumbed to a Severe Mental Disorder Which Led to His Untimely Death
The catastrophic loss of a young musician is always traumatic, but the case of violinist Josef Hassid is so extreme, so full of 'What if ...?' moments, that I feel his loss keenly. Extravagant claims of incipient greatness were made for the teenaged...
JS Bach: 'Six Evolutions'
JS Bach [G] 'Six Evolutions' Six Solo Cello Suites, BWV1007-1012 Yo-Yo Ma vc Sony Classical (B) (2) 19075 85465-2 (134' * DDD) Regular readers of Gramophone will surely know that there are numerous exceptional recordings of Bach's six...
JS Bach: Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas
JS Bach Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas, BWV1001-1006 Thomas Bowes vn Navona (M) (2) NV6159 (164' * DDD) Thomas Bowes's rough-hewn, deeply human new recording of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas is at every level a reflection on how large a...
Keilberth Remembered
Elsewhere in this issue (Box-Set Roundup on page 131) I offer unqualified praise for DG's 'Max Reger Orchestral Edition', some of the repertoire duplicated in sets from Warner Classics: initially, 'Reger: The Centenary Collection' (2016), and now 'Joseph...
Kevin Whately: The Actor on His Journey from Folk to Classical, Courtesy of His Daughter Kitty and John Thaw
Music was always in the house when I was growing up in the North East of England. My dad had a gramophone, and he'd play lots of folk music, like Owen Brannigan singing folk songs accompanied by Gerald Moore. My mum's collection was more classical--one...
Korngold: Nielsen: Korngold Violin Concerto, Op 35
Korngold * Nielsen [G] Korngold Violin Concerto, Op 35 Nielsen Violin Concerto Jiyoon Lee vn Odense Symphony Orchestra / Kristiina Poska Orchid (F) ORC100079 (65' * DDD) Jiyoon Lee won joint first prize at the 2016 Carl Nielsen Violin Competition,...
Lachner
Lachner Catharina Cornaro Kristiane Kaiser sop Catharina Cornaro Daniel Kirch ten Marco Venero Mauro Peter ten Jakob II Simon Pauly bar Andrea Cornaro Christian Tscheleblew...
Lachner: Symphony No 3, Op 41
Lachner Symphony No 3, Op 41. Festouverture Evergreen Symphony Orchestra / Gemot Schmalfuss CPO (F) CP0555 081-2 (60' * DDD) Franz Lachner (1803-90) is probably best remembered for his important position in the musical life of Munich, where he ran...
L Couperin: Nouvelles Suites De Clavecin
L Couperin Nouvelles Suites de clavecin Christophe Rousset hpd Harmonia Mundi (F) (two discs for the price of one) HMM90 2501/2 (147'* DDD) If you already have Christophe Rousset's fine two-disc set of harpsichord pieces by Louis Couperin...
Liebermann: 'Piano Music
Liebermann 'Piano Music, Vol 3' Piano Sonata No 3, Op 82. Two Impromptus, Op 131. Nocturnes--No 8, Op 85; No 9, Op 97; No 10, Op 99; No 11, Op 112. Variations on a Theme of Schubert, Op 100 David Korevaar pf MSR (F) MS1688 (68' * DDD) A teacher/broadcaster...
Lindpaintner
Lindpaintner Il vespro siciliano Matija Melo bar Carlo d'Anjou Cesar Arrieta ten Alphonse Drouet Danilo Formaggia ten II Conte di Fondi Silvia Dalla Benetta...
Liszt: Abschied, S251
Liszt Abschied, S251. Ballade No 1, 'Le chant du croise', S170. Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H, S260. Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este, S163 No 4. Mephisto Waltz No 1, 'Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke', S514. Valses oubliees, S215. Variations on...
Liszt: Piano Concertos-No 1, S124
Liszt Piano Concertos--No 1, S124; No 2, Op 125. Totentanz, S126 Beatrice Berrut pf Czech National Symphony Orchestra / Julien Masmondet Aparte (F) AP180 (56' * DDD) This interesting new recording of Liszt concertante works with the Czech National...
Lourie: Cinq Preludes Fragiles
Lourie [G] Cinq Preludes fragiles, Op 1. Valse. Deux Estampes, Op 2. Intermezzo. Petite suite. Gigue. Nocturne. Lullaby Christian Erny pf Ars Produktion (F) JS. ARS38 248 (54' * DDD/DSD) Although Arthur Vincent Lourie was a key figure among Russian...
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2, 'Lobgesang', Op 52
Mendelssohn Symphony No 2, 'Lobgesang', Op 52 Anna Lucia Richter, Esther Dierkess ops Robin Tritschler ten WDR Radio Choir; NDR Choir and Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanover / Andrew Manze Pentatone (F)[SACD] PTC5186 639 (64' * DDD/DSD * T/t) Recorded...
Mozart
Mozart Bastien und Bastlenne (a). Grabmusik, K42 (b) (b) Alessandro Fisher ten Bastien Anna Lucia Richter sop (b) Der Engel/(a) Bastienne (b) Darren Jeffery bass-bar Colas (a) Jacques Imbrailo bar...
Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito
Mozart La clemenza di Tito Rolando Villazon ten Tito Marina Rebeka mez Vitellia Joyce DiDonato mez Sesto Tara Erraught mez Annio Regula Muhlemann sop Servilia Adam Plachetka bass Publlo...
Mozart: Piano Quartets-No 1
Mozart Piano Quartets--No 1, K478 (a); No 2, K493 (b) Michael Barenboim vn Yulla Deyneka va Kian Soltani vc Daniel Barenboim pf DG (F) 483 5255GH (67' * DDD) Recorded live at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, (b) March & (a) May 2017 Daniel Barenboim...
Music of Contrasts on Delphian
softLOUD: music for acoustic & electric guitars Sean Shibe Royal Philharmonic Society Award-WINNER Sean Shibe makes his second outing on Delphian with a programme of radical contrasts that showcases virtuosity at both extremes. The gentle beauty...
Mussorgsky: Prokofiev: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky * Prokofiev Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr Gorchakov) (a) Prokofiev Cinderella, Op 87--excs (b) Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra / Miguel Harth-Bedoya FWSO Live (F) FWSOL5 (71' * DDD) Recorded live at the Nancy Lee and Perry R Bass...
Neeme Jarvi: Record Maker: Rob Cowan Welcomes Two Sets by Our Irrepressible Lifetime Achievement Award-Winner
Neeme Jarvi and Chandos will forever be associated, in my mind at least, with the excitement surrounding the early days of CD as a revolutionary sound carrier, Jarvi the tireless enthusiast for all manner of compelling repertoire, much of it extremely...
NEW RELEASES INDEX: The Latest Releases on CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-Ray and Download
NEW RELEASES INDEX The latest releases on CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray and download Key. (F) Full price 10 [pounds sterling] and over (M) Medium price 7.76 [pounds sterling]-9.99 [pounds sterling] (B) Budget price 6.25 [pounds sterling]-7.75 [pounds sterling]...
'Nocturnal': Anonymous the English Nightingale
'Nocturnal' Anonymous The English Nightingale (a). The Flowers of the Forest (a). Remember me at Evening (a) Bacheler Pavan Britten Nocturnal, after John Dowland, Op 70 Byrd Lullaby E Collard Go from my window. Hugh Aston's Ground Danyel Mrs Anne Grene...
OBITUARIES: An English Organist and Conductor, and a Russian Mezzo-Soprano
DONALD HUNT Organist and conductor Born July 26, 1930 Died August 4, 2018 Dr Donald Hunt OBE, for 20 years Master of Choristers and Organist at Worcester Cathedral, has died; he was 88. He was closely associated with the Three Choirs Festival...
Paganini: Centone Di Sonate-No 2
Paganini [G] Centone di sonate--No 2; No 6; No 7; No 12; No 14. Sonata, Op 3 No 4. Sonata concertata Fabio Biondi vn Giangiacomo Pinardi gtr Glossa (F) GCD923410 (67' * DDD) Given that this album has taken up permanent residence beside my stereo...
Park: Above the Stars My Saviour Dwells
Park Above the stars my Saviour dwells. Ave maris Stella. Beati quorum via. Caelos ascendit hodie. For the Fallen. I wonder as I wander. Judas mercator pessimus. Justorum animae. The Lord's Prayer. Phos hilaron. The spirit breathes (a). Trinity Fauxbourdons....
Part: Darf Ich
Part Darf ich (a). Fratres (a). Passacaglia (a). Spiegel im Spiegel (b). Tabula rasa (c) Viktoria Mullova, (c) Florian Donderer vns (b) Liam Dunachie pf (ac) Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Jarvi Onyx (F) ONYX4201 (59' * DDD) Immutable,...
Pascal Dusapin: Richard Whitehouse Profiles the Frenchman Who Has Carved out an Independent Creative Role among His Contemporaries
The history of French music over the post-war era has been one of coming to terms with the implications of modernism; refashioning the past in the process of embracing the future. The Messiaen-Boulez lineage is central to this, but other lines of evolution...
'Piano Nocturnes:' Chopin Nocturnes-No 8, Op 27 No 2
'Piano Nocturnes' Chopin Nocturnes--No 8, Op 27 No 2; No 16, Op 55 No 2 Debussy Nocturne, L89 Field Nocturnes--No 5, H37; No 10, H54 Grieg Nocturne, Op 54 No 4 P Hammond Is Im Bo Agus Eiriu (Nocturne) Liebermann Nocturne No 2, Op 31 Liszt Les cloches...
Puccini
Puccini [DVD][BR] La fanciulla del West Emily Magee sop Minnie Roberto Aronica ten Dick Johnson Claudio Sgura bar Jack Ranee Bruno Lazzaretti ten Nick John Paul Huckle bass ...
Quad Artera Solus: It's a Long Way from Classic Quad' but This Slick All-in-One System Sees the Company's Traditional Values Brought Up to Date to Impressive Effect
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