Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin - Julia Fischer (violin)
rec. 2004 PENTATONE PTC5186682 SACD [73:08 + 76:52] [DC] Fancy a little SACD royalty?
Anton BRUCKNER (1824–1896) Symphony No. 6 - Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernard Haitink rec. 2017 BR KLASSIK 900147 [55:15] [MC] This is a performance of the Sixth that can stand comparison with the finest recordings in the catalogue.
OF THE MONTH
Charles IVES (1874-1954) Concord Sonata,
Violin Sonata No. 4 - Joonas Ahonen (piano) Pekka Kuusisto (violin, viola) Sharon Bezaly (flute) rec. 2016 BIS BIS-2249 SACD [58:51] [RHa] Brilliant young Finn’s revelatory Concord in superb sound. Unmissable.
David Hackbridge JOHNSON (b. 1963) Orchestral Works Vol. 1 - Royal Liverpool PO/Paul Mann rec. 2016 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0393 [68:09] [NB] For the listener seeking the unusual and unknown this is a rewarding disc.
Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Litanies - Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) St. Anthony
Singers, Boyd Neel O/Anthony Lewis rec. 1954
ELOQUENCE 482 5041 [70:12]
Scenes & Arias
by Haydn & Mozart - Jennifer Vyvyan
(soprano) Haydn O/Harry Newstone, London PO/Peter
Maag rec. 1956-1958 ELOQUENCE 482 5049
[63:01] [HPR] Exciting
and flawless performances of Classical masterpieces
by Jennifer Vyvyan.
Dance Suites &
Sonatas - Eco dell'Anima:
Jeanne Johnson (violin) Brent Wissick (viola
da gamba) Peter Marshall (harpsichord) rec.
2010 CENTAUR CRC3430
[76:56] [JV] An important release, for historical
and musical reasons.
STRAUSS (1864-1949) Ein
und Verklärung - Gothenburg SO/Kent
Nagano rec. 2016 FARAO CLASSICS B108092
[70:43] [SG] The performances compete favourably
with the very best in the catalogue.
TOGNI (1922-1993) Works
for Flute - Roberto Fabbriciani (flute)
rec. 1980-2016 NAXOS 8.573731
[53:02] [RWe] I enjoyed getting to know this
elusive music, and suspect many an adventurous
collector will do the same.
Cantelli In New York Vol. 2 Wilhelm Backhaus, Walter Gieseking (piano) New York PSO/Guido Cantelli rec. 1951/56 PRISTINE AUDIO PASC510 [71:46 + 71:50] [GPJ] More memorable recordings of Cantelli’s work brought to us by Pristine. His Don Juan in particular is sensational.
Olga Peretyatko (soprano) Russian
Light - Arias by Glinka,
Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky &
Shostakovich - Ural
PO/Dmitry Liss rec. 2016 SONY
88985352232 [54:52] [GF] Highly
attractive programme and classy singing!
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