Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897) Piano Concerto
No. 1 Franz LISZT (1811–1886) Trois odes funčbres
Sándor Falvai (piano)
Hungarian National PO/Zoltán Kocsis
rec. 2016 CELESTIAL HARMONIES [JWe]
A brilliant recording of the Brahms and the much more rarely played Liszt, and a fitting tribute to Zoltán Kocsis.
BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin
Concerto Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974)
Le bœuf sur le toit - René Benedetti (violin)
O Ntl RTF/Désiré-Émile
Inghelbrecht rec. 1958-1961 FORGOTTEN
BRAHMS Violin Concerto,
No. 2 - Jacob Krachmalnick (violin) Boston
SO/Charles Munch rec. 1960 FORGOTTEN
RECORDS [SG] Two
new names to add to the list.
Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904)
Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Othello - London PO/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA [DM]
A sensible yoking together of concerts recorded eight years apart; they
demonstrate just how special Nézet-Séguin’s relationship with the LPO
HAAS (1899-1944) Song Cycles -
Anita Watson (soprano) Anna Starushkevych (mezzo)
Nicky Spence (tenor) James Platt (bass) Navarra
Qt, Lada Valešová (piano/director) rec.
2015-2016 RESONUS [JW] A well selected disc, with two
of Haas’ most attractive cycles and a
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Barbara HELLER (b. 1936)
Verdi Qt, Susanne Stoodt (violin) Katharina Deserno (cello) Gesa Lücker (piano)
rec. 2015/16 WERGO [SSi]
This is a super disc, one which introduced me to the music of Barbara Heller, and left me longing for more.
HOLST (1874-1934) Chamber works
- Ens Arabesques rec. 2016 FARAO CLASSICS
[MC] A welcome and
rewarding addition to the catalogue.
LEVINA (1906-1976) Piano Concertos
Nos 1 & 2 - Maria Lettberg (piano) RSO Berlin/Ariane
Matiakh rec. 2016 CAPRICCIO [SA] This is a disc that must be
MATTHEWS (b.1943) Piano
Trios - Leonore Piano Trio rec. 2016 TOCCATA CLASSICS
[GH] All in all
this is music worth getting inside. A disc to
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Violin Concerto
No. 2 Pyotr Il'yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Violin Concerto
Linus Roth (violin) London SO/Thomas Sanderling
rec. 2016 CHALLENGE CLASSICS SACD [NB]
Strongly individual performances supported by excellent recording and documentation.
WILLIAMS (1873-1958) The Solent, Fantasia, Suite, The
Lark Ascending - Jennifer Pike (violin) Sina Kloke (piano) CO New
York/Salvatore Di Vittorio rec. 2015 NAXOS [DJB]
A somewhat awkward mix, though the presence of the Suite may convince some to purchase.
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