John Luther ADAMS (b. 1953) Ilimaq
Glenn Kotche (drum kit and percussion)
CANTALOUPE MUSIC CD/DVD [DC]
A magnificent edifice.
Jiří Antonín BENDA (1722-1795) Sonatas, Sonatinas and Songs -
Edita KeglerovŠ (harpsichord) Ivana Bilej BroukovŠ (soprano) Helena ZemanovŠ (violin) Hana FlekovŠ (cello) Marek Štryncl (cello) rec. 2013/14
A beautifully performed and recorded disc of music which certainly deserves a wider audience.
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Messiah
- Bavarian Radio Ch, B'Rock/Peter Dijkstra rec. 2014
BR KLASSIK [JQ]
An enjoyable live recording of Messiah.
Benedetto MARCELLO (1686 - 1739) Psalms
Voces8; Les Inventions/Barnaby Smith, Patrick Ayrton rec. 2012
SIGNUM CLASSICS [JV]
The performances are little short of ideal.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
& Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Clarinet Quintets -
Anthony McGill (clarinet) Pacifica Qt rec. 2013
CEDILLE RECORDS [MC]
Eminently satisfying and a credit to all concerned.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Fantasia; Variations on Ah vous dirai-je Maman Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonata 14, Bagatelles Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Chorale preludes -
Jill Crossland (piano) rec. 2010
DIVINE ART [OL]
I will not stack this disc too far away from the player.
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Piano Concertos Florent SCHMITT (1870-1958) J’entends dans le lointain
Vincent Larderet (piano) OSE SO/Daniel Kawka rec. 2015
ARS PRODUKTION SACD [SG]
Superb realizations in demonstration sound. Worth the money for the Schmitt alone.
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Macbeth
Giuseppe Altomare, Dimitra Theodossiou, Giorgio Giuseppini, Piemonte PO/Giuseppe Sabbatini rec. 2013
DYNAMIC Blu-ray [PCG]
Only those in search of novelty at all costs should feel the need to investigate this.
Karl WEIGL (1881-1949) Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto -
Florian KrumpŲck (piano) David FrŁhwirth (violin) Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock/Manfred Hermann Lehner, Florian KrumpŲck rec. 2013
Some deeply moving passages here where Weigl appears to seem uninhibited and psychologically at peace.
American Intersections Music by
Adams, Barber, Bolcom, Copland & Rzewski -
Nina Schumann and Luis Magalh„es (pianos) rec. 2014
TWOPIANISTS RECORDS [BR]
An assembly of mostly fun American repertoire, in good if not great performances.
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