Piano Concerto 2 - Edward Kilenyi (piano)
SO RIAS Berlin/Jonel Perlea
rec. 1955 FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR 936
[45:09] [SG] This Brahms
recording fleshes out the meagre recorded CD legacy of an almost
(1807-1874) Capriccios, Duos - Nicola Bulfone
(clarinet) Marco Giani (clarinet) rec. 2005/12 NAXOS
8.573133-34 [78:19 + 77:08] [LJ] Daring, outgoing and always
utterly attentive to the character of this elegant bel canto music.
(1810-1849) Piano Concertos 1 & 2 - Ingrid
Fliter (piano) Scottish CO/Jun Märkl rec. 2013 LINN
CKD 455 SACD [73.21] [PCG]
Excellent performances in modern sound.
(1862-1918) Estampes, Images Books I &
II, Études - Craig Sheppard (piano) rec. 2013 ROMÉO
RECORDS 7299/7300 [42:19 + 49:16] [JW] Captivating,
musically honest and interpretatively elevated performances, ones that
Debussians will want to hear.
OF THE MONTH Franz LISZT
(1811-1886) Années de pèlerinage
(complete) - Sinae Lee (piano)
NIMBUS NI6202 [3 CDs: 160:43] [JWh] A truly phenomenal recording.
(1839-1881) Sorochyntsi Fair, Night
on the Bare Mountain Alexander
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances - Latko
Koroshetz, Bogdana Stritar, Slovenian Ntl Opera Ch & O/Samo
Hubad rec. 1955 PRISTINE AUDIO PACO053
[60:46 + 54:14] Sorochinsti Fair - Hermann Kuklin, Svetlana
Zalizniak, Ch & O Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and sBallet
Theatre of Russia/Evgeny Brazhnik.
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94865 [73:19 +
27:34] [DCh] Reasonable
alternatives for anyone not too fussed about understanding what they
are listening to.
Osmo Tapio RÄIHÄLÄ
(b. 1964) Peat, Smoke and
Seaweed Storm - Jukka Harhu (french horn)
Matilda Kärkkäinen (piano) Finnish Radio SO/Sakari Oramo, Dima
Slobodeniouk rec. 2005/12 ALBA ABCD 367 SACD
[65:10] [DC] Substantial and well worth exploring.
(1585-1672) Psalms of David -
Dorothee Mields (soprano) Dresden Chamber Ch & Baroque
O/Hans-Christoph Rademann rec. 2012 CARUS SACD 83.255
[65:48 + 75:35] [JW] The work’s sonic amplitude and grandeur
convincingly put across.
TELEMANN (1681 - 1767) Harmonischer
Gottes-Dienst Vols 1 & 5 - Bergen Barokk rec.
September 2005/08 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0037/0102
[66:54 & 59:41] [JV] I
am very happy with these discs which shed light on the many qualities
of this compelling collection of cantatas.
Strike the Viol
- Philippe Pierlot, Rainer Zipperling (viola da gamba) Giovanna Pessi
(harp) rec. 2009 FLORA 1409 [67:14] [JV]
You won't hear such excellent viol playing that often.
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