Johann Christoph ALTNICKOL (1720-1759)
& Johann Christoph Friedrich BACH (1732-1795) Motets -
Kammerchor Stuttgart/Frieder Bernius, Sonntraud Engels-Benz rec. 2018 HÄNSSLER CLASSIC HC18014 [56:17]
[JV] If you like choral music, this disc is a must have.
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
The Well-Tempered Clavier
Samuel Feinberg (piano) rec. 1958-1961 RUSSIAN RCD16231 [4 CDs: 221:154]
Engaging and thought-provoking.
Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Après une lecture du Dante -
Joseph Moog (piano) rec. 2018 ONYX 4195 [63:44] [SG] Moog has a real affinity for Liszt, and I hope he will make a return journey in the future.
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 1
Minnesota O/Osmo Vänskä rec. 2018 BIS BIS2346 SACD [55:51]
If you like your Mahler straight, bleached of emotional excess, you
couldn’t find it better played or recorded.
Francis POULENC (1899-1963)
Stabat Mater Alfred DESENCLOS (1912-1971)
Messe de Requiem -
Marion Tassou (soprano)
François Saint-Yves (organ)
Brussels PO/Hervé Niquet rec. 2018/19 EVIL PENGUIN EPRC0032 [60:08]
A highly desirable disc which offers magnificent performances of two wonderful and very different French choral works.
Julius RÖNTGEN (1865-1932) Piano Concertos Nos 3,
6 & 7 -
Oliver Triendl (piano)
Kristiansand SO/Hermann Bäumer rec. 2017 CPO 555 055-2 [70:16] [RB] Smiling emotions rather than thunderclouds and storms.
Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia - Riccardo Stracciari (baritone) Mercedes Capsir (soprano)
Ch & O La Scala, Milan/Lorenzo Molajoli rec. 1927-1929 PRISTINE AUDIO PACO161 [64:49 + 60:59]
[PSt] Essentially of historical interest, but there are things to enjoy, especially from Borgioli.
Avet TERTERIAN (1929-1994)
Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 - Tigran Aleksanyan, Vahe Hovanesian,
Bournemouth SO/Kirill Karabits rec. 2019 CHANDOS CHSA5241 SACD [58:56]
[RHa] An unmissable disc of unsettling symphonies by an inscrutable, singular and important Armenian figure.
“B” Like Britain
Works by Bax, Britten, Bowen & Bennett -
Ludmilla Berlinskaya, Arthur Ancelle (pianos)
rec. 2018 MELODIYA MELCD1002565 [59:43] [NB]
A strong Record of the Year contender.
Alfred Deller (countertenor)
Works by Buxtehude, Milano, Campion & Purcell
rec. 1953/55 ELOQUENCE 484 0518 [72:21] [JW]
Faithful restorations of historically important LPs.
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