Rodney BENNETT (1936-2012) Orchestral
Works Vol. 2 - BBC Scottish SO/John Wilson
rec. 2017 CHANDOS CHSA5212 SACD
[69.25] The Glory and the Dream
- Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Ch/Paul
Spicer, Nicholas Morris (organ) rec. 2017 SOMM
C…LESTE SOMMCD0184 [62.43] [MC] Bennett’s
music is well served by both these new releases.
Luigi DALLAPICCOLA (1904-1975)
Il Prigioniero -
Graz Opera Ch & PO/Dirk Kaftan
rec. 2017 OEHMS CLASSICS OC970 [47:31] [SB]
A good new version of Dallapiccola’s breakthrough work, but not the best there is.
Frideric HANDEL (1685-1751)
Acis and Galatea - Dame Joan Sutherland
(soprano) Sir Peter Pears (tenor) St Anthony
Singers, Philomusica London/Sir Adrian Boult
rec. 1959-61 PRISTINE PACO149
[67.15 + 76.55] [PCG] A doubly valuable reissue.
Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Das Marienleben -
Juliane Banse (soprano)
Martin Helmchen (piano)
rec. 2017 ALPHA CLASSICS 398 [70:47] [SSi]
A wonderful performance of one of the most important works of the 1920s.
PĘKIEL (? - c1666)
Masses & motets
- Aldona Bartnik (soprano) Matthew Venner (alto)/Andrzej
Kosendiak rec. 2015 CD ACCORD ACD222-2
[66:18] [JV] Fine music, and the performances
are first class.
SHERWOOD (1866–1939) Concerto
for Violin and Cello Frederic
COWEN (1852–1935) Symphony
No.5 - Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) Joseph
Spooner (cello) BBC Concert O/John Andrews rec.
2017 EM RECORDS EMRCD047 [77:49]
[RB] EM Records have done extremely well
here with two very substantial gaps filled with
the sort of affirmative imaginative style we
have become accustomed to from this label.
Mieczyslaw WEINBERG (1919-1996) Piano
Sonatas - Elisaveta Blumina (piano) rec. 2016 CPO 555104-2
[65:32] [SA] Blumina meets whatever challenges the composer presents with insightful playing that makes listening a joy.
Mozart in London
The Mozartists/Ian Page
[77:24 + 67:06]
A most enjoyable set, placing Mozart’s earliest music in context of the
London which he visited aged eight.
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