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Leticia Gómez-Tagle (piano)

Scherber Symphony 2

Respighi Piano Music

Gloria Dei Cantores
All Night Vigil

Whispering Mozart

absolutely essential release

The best recording I will hear all year

Long awaited recordings

Absolutely enthralling

Left me longing for more

A superb 90th birthday recording

A top recommendation.

Superb advocacy

Tchaikovsky Sibelius


Complete ballet

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Tuesday June 27th
205 reviews completed so far this month

Thomas ARNE (1710-1778), Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) & Johann Christian BACH (1735-1782) Harpsichord Concertos - George Malcolm (harpsichord) ASMF/Neville Marriner rec. 1967-68 ELOQUENCE [JW] Another thoughtfully compiled tribute to Malcolm, Marriner and the ASMF.

Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) & Sir Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Choral works - The Carice Singers/George Parris rec. 2016 NAXOS [JF] A wonderful CD of choral music.

Claude DELVINCOURT (1888-1954) Piano Works Vol. 1 - Diane Andersen (piano) rec. 2015-2016 AZUR CLASSICAL [SG] These deliciously melodic pieces offer plenty to enjoy.

Henri DUTILLEUX (1916-2013) Musique de chambre - Magali Mosnier (flute) Nora Cismondi (oboe) Sébastien Vichard (piano) Alexis Descharmes (cello) rec. 2016 LABEL-HÉRISSON [LW] An ideal starting point for anyone curious about Dutilleux’s remarkable chamber works.

Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687) Persée 1770 - Mathias Vidal, Hélène Guilmette, Ch & O Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé Niquet rec. 2016 ALPHA 967 [SSi] A wonderful, enjoyable performance, even if not so much a Lully opera as an adaptation.

Witold MALISZEWSKI (1873-1939) String Quartets Nos 1 & 3 - Four Strings Qt, Artur Cimirro (piano) rec. 2015-2017 ACTE PRELABLE [JWe] A distinctive and interesting voice which deserves to be heard more frequently.

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Piano Sonatas Vol. 4 - William Youn (piano) rec. 2016 OEHMS CLASSICS [YJH] Mozart playing which should attract both newcomers and veterans of Mozart’s piano sonata alike.

Wilhelm PETERSON-BERGER (1867-1942) Arnljot - Erland Hagegård (baritone) Karin Langebo (soprano) Stockholm PO & Male Ch/Okko Kamu rec. 1973 STERLING [WK] Until such time as a complete CD recording is available this disc is a worthy substitute.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Concertos - Akademie Alte Musik Berlin rec. 2016 HARMONIA MUNDI [MC] One of the finest albums of Baroque music I have encountered for some time.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Plays & Operas For The Radio Works by Haas, Hindemith, Gronostay, Weill, Grosz & Sutermeister - O & Ch Staatsoperette Dresden/Ernst Theis rec. 2007-2011 CPO [NB] Both historically important and fascinating, enjoyable listening. A candidate for Recording of the Year.


[New] Malcolm Lipkin - An obituary by Paul Conway

[New] National Discography updates by Mike Herman: American Symphonies ~ Asian Symphonies

[New] Discovering Richard Rodney Bennett’s Calendar by John France

Piano Trio Survey: Joseph Haydn Discography & Review Index by David Barker


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