Francesco CILEA (1866-1950) L’Arlesiana
Dmitry Golovnin, Annunziata Vestri, Stefano Antonucci, O Filarmonica Marchigiana/Francesco Cilluffo rec. 2013
DYNAMIC DVD 37688 [105:00] [RF]
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Henri DUTILLEUX (1916-2013) Le Loup; Trois Sonnets de Jean Cassou; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Mélodies; Trois Tableaux symphoniques
Vincent Le Texier (baritone) O Ntl des Pays de la Loire/Pascal Rophé rec. 2015
BIS BIS-1651 SACD [74:20] [HC]
A splendid selection of early works by Dutilleux … a must indeed.
Leopold GODOWSKY (1870-1938) Passacaglia; Transcriptions; Four Poems -
Emanuele Delucchi (piano) rec. 2015
PIANO CLASSICS PCL0096 [64:30] [BR]
A persuasive case for Godowsky not just as a physical skills test, but as a composer.
Alfred HILL (1869–1960) String Quartets
Vol. 6 -
Dominion String Qt rec. 2014
NAXOS 8.573416 [64:34] [WK]
The series is complete. Music that is intimate, warmhearted, rather folkish, here well recorded and performed with skill and commitment.
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Symphony 1 -
Finnish RSO/Hannu Lintu rec. 2014
ONDINE ODE1264-5 SACD [62:33] [LW]
Lintu and his Finnish orchestra have much to offer in a masterly account of Mahler’s First Symphony.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Mass, Meistermusik -
La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, O des Champs-Élysées/Philippe Herreweghe rec. 1991
HARMONIA MUNDI HMG501393 [60:19] [ST]
This could just be a top choice.
Sir Michael TIPPETT (1905-1998) The Knot Garden; Symphony 4 -
Raimund Herincx, Yvonne Minton, Jill Gomez, Covent Garden O/Sir Colin Davis, Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti rec. 1973/79
DECCA PRESTO CD 475 056-2 [69.00 + 42.39] [PCG]
Antonio Janigro (cello/director) Works for String Orchestra - Zagreb Soloists
AUDITE 95.639 [79:06] [SG]
A release that showcases the diversity of this illustrious ensemble.
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) You Mean the World to Me
- Berlin RSO/Jochen Rieder rec. 2014
SONY CLASSICAL 88843 087712 [65:14] [MC]
A most captivating album … eminently melodic music. The lighter side of Jonas Kaufmann will win him new admirers.
Treasures of the German Baroque
Radio Antiqua et al. rec. 2015
AMBRONAY AMY305 [59:28] [DC]
Unusual and enriching programme of 18th century rarities.
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