van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) The Nine Symphonies - Berlin PO/Sir Simon Rattle
rec. 2015 BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER RECORDINGS CD/Blu-rays [JQ] Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker
in Beethoven: a formidable achievement.
Alban BERG (1885-1935)
Violin Concerto Joseph JOACHIM (1831-1907) Hebrew Melodies
Robert FUCHS (1847-1927) Fantasy pieces Ludwig
van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Romance 2 - Pinchas Zukerman (violin,
viola) Marc Neikrug (piano) London PO/Zubin Mehta rec. 1992/95 BIDDULPH
[SG] Long overdue, these compelling
and captivating recordings are making a welcome belated appearance.
(1925-2011) Momento - Bozzini Qt rec. 2014 COLLECTION
QB [DC] An inspiring release.
(1859-1924) Cello Concertos 1 & 2, Irish Rhapsody - Mark
Kosower (cello) Ulster O/JoAnn Falletta rec. 2015 NAXOS [BSt] Concertos that should be better known, and very acceptable
indeed at budget price.
Jacques-Martin HOTTETERRE (1674-1763) Complete Chamber Music Vol. 2
rec. 2011-13 CPO [JV] An hour of high-class entertainment.
Ludwig MINKUS (1826-1917)
- Ballet & O Teatro Alla Scala/Alexander Titov
rec. 2014 C MAJOR Blu-ray [RMay]
A disappointment. Serious drawbacks in the performance and the way it was filmed.
Camille SAINT-SA╦NS (1835-1921) Cello Concerto 1
Frank MARTIN (1890-1974)
Ballade ╔douard LALO (1823-1892) Cello Concerto -
Wen-Sinn Yang (cello)
Gie▀en PO/Michael Hofstetter
rec. 2014/15 OEHMS CLASSICS [DHu] Live performances, more energetic than refined, but it’s good to see Frank Martin being programmed.
SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Violin Sonatas & Rare Chamber
Works - Sasha Rozhdestvensky (violin) Jeremy Menuhin, Mookie Menuhin (piano) Ilona Domnich (soprano) Alexandra
Sherman (mezzo) rec. 2015 FIRST HAND RECORDS [RK] An unconventional but alluring set of major and minor
Shostakovich works, played with elan.
Hulot (violin) Works by Bach, Locatelli, Paganini & Tanguy
- rec. 2015 FORGOTTEN RECORDS [JW] This is a pleasing souvenir of a youthful talent.
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Songs by Schubert, Mahler, Berg & Britten -
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rec. 2014 CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD098 [59:49] [GPJ] A truly outstanding disc from this talented young duo.
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