Olivo e Pasquale
- Bruno Taddia, Filippo Morace, O Teatro alla Scala, Coro Donizetti Opera/Federico
Maria Sardelli rec. 2016 DYNAMIC DVD [RK] Donizetti
enthusiasts will find this recording to be a
lively and enjoyable performance of a virtually
unknown work from the Master’s second
tier. As such it should be celebrated and cherished.
Paul JUON (1872-1940) Rhapsodische Symphonie, Sinfonietta Capricciosa - Bamberg
SO/Graeme Jenkins rec. 2015 CPO [RB] Unlikely to conquer your respect and affection at first but attractive and even magical episodes draw you back to explore and deepen your pleasure.
Pierre RATEZ (1851-1934) Chamber
Music Vols 1 & 2 - Ewa Murawska
(flute) Marcin Murawski (viola) Hanna Holeska
(piano) rec. 2015-2016 ACTE PRÉALABLE
[EJW] Attractive music from a little-known
composer, though none of it is especially cerebral
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No.1; Theme and Variations;
Five Fragments; Scherzos - Luxembourg PO/Gustavo Gimeno rec. 2016. PENTATONE SACD
[DM] Gimeno makes amends for a dull symphony with some terrific fillers;
caveats aside, this could be the start of a most rewarding partnership.
SORO (1884-1954) Tres aires
chilenos, Sinfonía romántica - Chile SO/José
Louis Domínguez rec. 2015 NAXOS [MW] Exciting repertoire in outstanding
Sir William WALTON (1902-1983) Façade - Carole Boyd, Zeb Soames (reciters) ensemble/John Wilson rec. 2015 ORCHID CLASSICS [PCG] Something of an also-ran.
the Ending of the Day Music
for Choral Evening Prayer - Exon
Singers/Richard Wilberforce Jonathan Vaughn
(organ) rec. 2016 RUBICON CLASSICS [JQ] A fine way for the Exon Singers
to mark their first five decades.
Quartet Choreography: The Soundtrack Kreutzer Qt rec. 2007/8 MÉTIER [SB] Modernist string quartets which all make unusual physical and visual demands.
- Musique à Sanssouci Dorothee
Oberlinger (recorder) Axel Wolf (lute) Ensemble
1700 rec. 2016 DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI
aficionados won't hesitate to add this
disc to their collection, but you don't
need to be one of them to really enjoy it.
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