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Friday August 18th
136 reviews completed so far this month

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Mario CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968) Piano works - Mark Bebbington (piano) rec. 2003 SOMM SOMMCD0172 [66.56] [IL] This collection of very colourful and evocative piano music is heartily recommended.

Pascal DUSAPIN (b.1955) String Quartets Nos 6 & 7 - Arditti Qt rec. 2014 AEON AECD1753 [56:53] [RHa] Contrasting but linked recent string quartets from the leading French exponent of the genre in committed performances from the Ardittis.

Gordon GETTY (b.1933) The Canterville Ghost - Matthew Trevińo (bass) Alexandra Hutton (soprano) Oper Leipzig, Gewandhaus O/Matthias Foremny rec. 2015 PENTATONE PTC5186541 SACD [62.08] [PCG] The problems inherent in turning Wilde’s story into an opera have, unfortunately, not really been solved.

Arthur Vincent LOURIÉ (1891-1966) Solo Piano Works - Moritz Ernst (piano) rec. 2013-2016 CAPRICCIO C5281 [3 CDs: 219:45] [DC] A generous collection of superb music.

Vítězslav NOVÁK (1870-1949) In the Tatra Mountains, Lady Godiva, Eternal Longing - Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta rec. 2016 NAXOS 8.573683 [52:47] [RB] Sound and sympathetic performances, eloquently recorded and uniting two of Novák's strongest tone poems.

Wilhelm STENHAMMAR (1871-1927) Music for the Theatre - Helsingborg Concert Hall Ch & SO/Arvo Volmer rec. 2001 STERLING CDS1045-2 [62:43] [RB] Unknown imaginative music heard in a breathtakingly deep soundstage. Stunning.

Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring - Sydney SO/David Robertson rec. 2008-16 ABC CLASSICS 481 4954 [50:25 + 75:48] [NB] Solidly competent versions that fail to compete consistently with the very best.

Project Hungarica Miklós RÓZSA (1907-1995) Violin sonatas Zoltan KODÁLY (1882-1967) Duo - Szymon Krzeszowiec, Bartłomiej Nizioł (violins) Adam Krzeszowiec (cello) rec. 2011-14 CD ACCORD ACD226-2 [59:32] [SA] Both soloists here are excellent in their expressive renditions.

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