(1887-1974) Symphonies 2 & 8 - Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi
rec. 2013 CHANDOS SACD [JQ] I’m
convinced by Järvi’s performance of the Eighth, less so the Second.
Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Complete
Organ Music Vol. 1 - Stefano Molardi
(organ) rec. 2013 BRILLIANT CLASSICS [JV]
There is very little here that I really enjoyed.
BLISS (1891-1975) Piano
Music Vol. 2 - Mark Bebbington (piano)
rec. 2011 SOMM [JW] Appealing, full
of engaging, thoughtful musicianship and plenty
OF THE MONTH
Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Piano Concerto Moritz MOSZKOWSKI
(1854-1925) Piano Concerto - Joseph Moog (piano) Deutsche Radio Phil Saarbrücken
Kaiserslautern/Nicholas Milton rec. 2014 ONYX [SG] Terrific music-making. Definitely a winner.
de LALANDE (1657-1726) Symphonies pour les Soupers
du Roy - Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg/Jürgen Groß rec. 2013
CHALLENGE CLASSICS [JV] This disc offers
an interesting approach to Lalande's symphonies.
LEGRAND (b. 1932) & Jacques DEMY (1931-1990)
Les Parapluies de
Cherbourg - Marie Oppert, Vincent
Niclo, Natalie Dessay, O Ntl d’Ile-de-France/Michel
Legrand rec. 2014 ERATO DVD [IL] Retro
- convincing and moving.
(1860-1911) Symphonies 5 & 6 - Frankfurt Radio SO/Paavo
Järvi rec.2011/13 C MAJOR Blu-ray [JQ]
Collectors who are following Paavo Järvi’s Mahler cycle can invest
(1835-1921) Symphony 3, Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, La
muse et le poète - Noah Geller (violin) Mark Gibbs
(cello) Jan Kraybill (organ) Kansas City Symphony/Michael Stern rec.
2013 REFERENCE RECORDINGS [MC] This
beautifully produced release is a pleasure to own.
Argerich & Friends Live from
Lugano 2014 rec. 2014 WARNER
Bit of a mixed bag, but at its best still maintains
the Lugano magic.
Lost Works by Say, Tyzen,
Julian, Qigang, Xioahan & Xilin - Chen Sa
(piano) Taipei Chinese O/Chung Yiu-Kwong rec.
2013 BIS SACD [PCG] Chen Sa spins
a marvellous atmosphere throughout and is beautifully
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