Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II -
Samuil Feinberg (piano)
rec. 1958-61 PRISTINE AUDIO [DC] Timeless magic preserved – and essential for all WTC collectors.
van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano
Sonatas Vol. 2 -James Brawn
(piano) rec. 2012 MSR CLASSICS [DD] A top
class disc of Beethoven sonatas in excellent
sound. Great value.
Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Symphonies 1 & 2,
Serenade for Strings, Introduction & Allegro - London PO/Sir Georg Solti,
ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner, English CO/Benjamin
Britten rec. 1968-75 DECCA [JQ] Solti,
for all his impetuousness and volatility, offers
an intriguing and often stimulating take on
Elgar’s symphonies and his recordings
are well worth hearing.
SKORYK (b. 1938) Diptych, Violin
Concerto 7, Cello Concerto, Carpathian Concerto - Nazary Pilatyuk (violin) Valery
Kazakov (cello) Odessa PO/Hobart Earle rec.
2013 NAXOS [RB] Folk-melodic Ukrainian
in a brilliant meeting with more sober Western
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphony 9 - London
PO/Sir Adrian Boult rec. 1958 EVEREST [RMo] The
perfect balance between drama and lyricism.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH L’heure Rose Hélène Guilmette (soprano) Martin Dubé (piano) rec. 2013 ANALEKTA [GPJ] An inspiration to any young female composers; wonderful music, sung with total artistic commitment by this exceptional young Canadian soprano.
Stories Jenny Lin (piano)
rec. 2014 HÄNSSLER CLASSIC [BR] A just
about ideal collection of nocturnes and night-music,
from Chopin to Turina and Glinka.
for Mahler in the Absence of Words New York Piano Qt rec. 2012 URLICHT
AUDIOVISUAL [SV] Diverse
styles projected with understanding and finesse.
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