William BYRD (1539/40–1623) The Three Masses - Westminster
Cathedral Ch/Martin Baker rec. 2013 HYPERION [BW] One of the
best recordings of this wonderful music.
Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto 1,
Piano Sonata 3 -
Guiomar Novaes (piano)
Bamberg SO/Ionel Perlea
rec. 1952/57 FORGOTTEN RECORDS [SG] Chopin playing of impeccable refinement.
Marco DALL’AQUILA (c.1480-1538) Music for Lute - Sandro Volta (six-course lute)
rec. 2013 BRILLIANT CLASSICS [GH] Not
an overlooked master but the music is pleasing and the performances
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Piano Quartet 2, Clarinet Trio, Trois romances sans paroles - Kungsbacka Piano Trio,
Philip Dukes (viola) Richard Hosford (clarinet) rec. 2013 NAXOS [IL] Another beguiling album of Fauré
Dmitri KABALEVSKY (1904-1987) Piano Pieces for Children Young and Old -
A Recital of Concert Pieces
Kirsten Johnson (piano)
rec. 2014 NIMBUS ALLIANCE [SA] Johnson plays everything in a committed way that shows her love for the music.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin sonatas -
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Clara Haskil (piano)
rec. 1956 MELOCLASSIC [JW] This splendidly preserved recital takes its rightful place in the pantheon of authoritative and sensitive live performances.
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Quixote Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959) Violin Concerto -
Josef Szigeti (violin)
Philharmonic SO New York,
London PO/Sir Thomas Beecham
rec. 1932/39 PRISTINE AUDIO [JQ] The première recording of Don Quixote in a good new transfer coupled with a real Beecham rarity.
James Brawn in Recital 1 Works by Bach/Busoni, Liszt, Mussorgsky & Rachmaninov
rec. 2012 MSR [BR] An important
pianist, but not exactly a mandatory recital.
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