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Leticia Gómez-Tagle (piano)

Scherber Symphony 2

Respighi Piano Music

Gloria Dei Cantores
All Night Vigil

Whispering Mozart

absolutely essential release

The best recording I will hear all year

Long awaited recordings

Absolutely enthralling

Left me longing for more

A superb 90th birthday recording

A top recommendation.

Superb advocacy

Tchaikovsky Sibelius


Complete ballet

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Friday June 23rd
185 reviews completed so far this month

Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Symphonie Fantastique - La Chambre Philharmonique/Emmanuel Krivine rec. 2014 ALPHA DVD Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink rec. 1979 ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD [MG] Krivine for a well-oiled stylishness and precision, Haitink for more evident emotion and excitement.

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 1 - Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Franz Konwitschny rec. 1962 BERLIN CLASSICS [RWM] A great performance without great sound.

Ernst Helmuth FLAMMER (b. 1949) String Quartets Nos 4 & 5 - Jade Qt rec. 2016 NEOS SACD [SSi] A good bold CD of contemporary string quartets, but not for the faint-hearted.

Charles IVES (1874-1954) Orchestral Set No.2, Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) Melbourne SO & Ch/Sir Andrew Davis rec. 2014-2016 CHANDOS SACD [SB] Convincing performances of some of Ives’s most ambitious works.

Zoltán KODÁLY (1882-1967) Duo, Serenade Ernő DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960) Serenade - Simon Smith, Clare Hayes (violins) Paul Silverthorne (viola) Katherine Jenkinson (cello) rec. 2013 RESONUS CLASSICS [OL] Very English readings of very Hungarian music.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687) Armide - Marie-Adeline Henry, Antonio Figueroa, Ch Chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyrique/Christophe Rousset rec. 2015 APARTE [ST] Another feather in Rousset’s cap, but also a very welcome addition to our musical knowledge.

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) L’heure espagnole Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894) España - Munich RSO/Asher Fisch rec. 2016 BR KLASSIK [MC] No reason to hesitate with this impressive live recording.

George Malcolm (harpsichord) The World of George Malcolm rec. 1959-69 ELOQUENCE [JW] Malcolm’s broad repertoire brought to the fore in a captivating selection of items.

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Works by Weber, Schmitt, Debussy, Horovitz, Benjamin & Martinu - Cyril Preedy (piano) rec. 1960 ELOQUENCE [JW] Just tribute to a great clarinettist.

Set upon the Rood rec. 2016 DELPHIAN In Praise of Saint Columba Ch Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber rec. 2013 DELPHIAN [JQ] Two fascinating and complementary programmes of music from the Celtic age and our own time, expertly performed.


[New] National Discography updates by Mike Herman: American Symphonies ~ Asian Symphonies

[New] Discovering Richard Rodney Bennett’s Calendar by John France

Piano Trio Survey: Joseph Haydn Discography & Review Index by David Barker


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