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Monday April 21st
165 reviews completed so far this month

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) String Quartets Vol. 6 - Leipzig String Qt rec. 2013 MDG [AL] Performances that are polished and enjoyable but still leave me wanting more.

Johann Martin Friedrich NISLE (1780-1873) Octet; Septet; Quintet - Consortium Classicum rec. 2009 CPO [PB] Most enjoyable. CPO are to be congratulated for giving music-lovers a fresh name to pursue.

Joseph-Guy ROPARTZ (1864-1955) Complete Sonatas Vol. 1 - Nicolas Dautricourt (violin) Juliette Hurel (flute) Raphaël Pidoux (cello) François Kerdoncuff (piano) rec. 2012/2013 TIMPANI [SG] Three sonatas from a composer who deserves better recognition. Well worth exploring.

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Winterreise - Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Helmut Deutsch (piano) rec. 2013 SONY CLASSICAL [JQ] One of the most acclaimed of today’s voices in Winterreise.

Pyotr Il'yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The Tempest; Piano Concerto 1 - Joyce Yang (piano) Odense SO/Alexander Lazarev rec. 2011/2013 BRIDGE [RMo] Fine live performances from a supposedly provincial source.

Sir William WALTON (1902-1983) Symphony 1; Violin Concerto - Tasmin Little (violin) BBC SO/Edward Gardner rec. 2013/2014 CHANDOS SACD [BW] Performances that vie with the very best in both works.

The American Album Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904) String Quartet 12 Charles Tomlinson GRIFFES (1884-1920) Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes Kevin PUTS (1972-) Lento assai Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) String Quartet - Cypress String Qt rec. 2011/12 AVIE [SV] Appealing and makes this a good programme for "listening through".

Amore e morte dell'amore - Duets by Monteverdi, Marcello, Lotti, Scarlatti, Durante and Handel - Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) Sonia Prina (contralto) Ensemble Claudiana/Luca Pianca rec. 2012 NAÏVE [JV] Fine music, great singing.

Adolf Busch The Berlin Recordings 1921-29 GUILD HISTORICAL [JW] An important acquisition for the violin-fancier, commended for its comprehensiveness and its generosity.

Medieval Chant / Tallis Lamentations - Tenebrae Consort/Nigel Short rec. 2013 BENE ARTE [GH] Beautiful and captivating music, superbly sung . uplifting at any time of the year.


[New] Forgotten artists: Otto Ackermann by Christopher Howell

[New] David Dubery: Observations - a new recording by John France

[New] Download News 2014/5 by Albert Lam & Brian Wilson

[New] National discography update: Finnish & Baltic symphonies by Mike Herman

Music for Holy Week and Easter From Outhere and other independent labels by Brian Wilson

Decoding John Cage by Frank Manheim

Forgotten Artists Some Updates by Christopher Howell

MWI Recommends - Tchaikovsky piano concerto 1 & Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade.


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