van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Complete
Music for Piano Trio - The Florestan
Trio rec. 2002-04 HYPERION Trio Wanderer rec. 2010-11 HARMONIA
In the market for
a full Beethoven trio set? Both of these will
delight, but the Florestans win out.
ELLIS (b.1933) Orchestral Works
- Manchester Sinf/Richard Howarth; Northern
Ch O/Nicholas Ward; RNCM SO/Edward Downes; Manchester
Camerata/Frank Cliff rec. 1973-2013 DIVINE
ART [BW] Very
approachable music but never facile.
OF THE MONTH
NIELSEN (1865-1931) Symphonies
5 & 6 - New York PO/Alan Gilbert rec.
2014 DACAPO SACD [JL]
Landmark performances ... awe-inspiring.
PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Cello Sonata
Dmitry KABALEVSKY (1904-1987) Cello
Concerto 2 - Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) Alexei
Grynyuk, Petr Limonov (pianos) Netherlands PO/Andrew
Litton rec. 2012/14 ONYX [MC] Beautifully
played, splendidly recorded - a magnetic performance
of Kabalevsky’s Second Cello Concerto.
A real find.
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) The Tsar's
Bride - Evgeny Nesterenko
(bass) Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano) Ch & O Bolshoi Theatre/Fuat
Mansurov rec. 1973 MELODIYA [RMo]
If you are buying your first “The Tsar’s
Bride”, this is the obvious first choice,
as long as you can cope with the issue of a
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)
Complete HMV Solo Recordings 1950-1961
DANACORD [JW] The restorations
sound very sympathetic and the booklet notes
rightly salute this outstanding musician.
et Tragédie - Vol. 1 Works
by Lully, Marais & Rebel - Tempesta di Mare/Gwyn Roberts; Richard Stone
rec. 2014 CHANDOS CHACONNE [DC] Superb, but safe and secure as
a royal palace.
Passion - Resurrection German
Baroque Sacred Music rec. 1982-2007 RICERCAR [JV] Those
who have little of the music on offer here in
their collection should take this production
Chamber Music by British Women
- Diana Ambache (piano) Anthony Robb (flute)
Jeremy Polmear (oboe, cor anglais) Neyire Ashworth
(clarinet, bass clarinet) Julie Andrews (bassoon)
David Juritz (violin) Louise Williams (viola)
Rebecca Knight (cello) rec. 2014 AMBACHE
OF THE MONTH
and Peace in Baroque Europe Hesperion XXI, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella
Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall rec. 1996-2014
ALIA VOX SACD [ST] An incredibly
impressive achievement, both as a curated festival
of culture and as a humanitarian.
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