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- Rafaëlle Cohen, Jasmine Roy,
Bob Baker, Ch & O L’Opéra Toulon/Larry
Blank rec. 2018 BELAIR CLASSIQUES
BAC158 DVD [122:00] [JQ] A
classic case of the production getting in the
way of an otherwise enjoyable performance.
Nicolas CHÉDEVILLE (1705-1782)
Les Saisons Amusantes -
Ens Danguy/Tobie Miller rec. 2018 RICERCAR RIC398 [51:45]
[JV] The perfect disc to cheer you up on a dull day.
Domenico CIMAROSA (1749-1801)
L’impresario in angustie - Carlo Torriani (bass) Camilla Antonini (mezzo)
O Bruno Maderna di Forlì/Aldo Savagno rec. 2017 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95746 [77:06]
[MMB] Collectors of opera of this period will find this a good addition to their collection.
Gavin GREENAWAY (b.1964)
Gavin Greenaway (piano & synths)
rec. 2018 TENUTO TNRCD2 [43.21] [IL]
A truly delightful solo outing from a composer best known for his film work.
MOYZES (1906-1984) Symphonies Nos 7 & 8 -
Slovak RSO/Ladislav Slovák rec. 1990/94 NAXOS 8.573653
Two symphonies by a composer at the peak of his powers, though let down
somewhat by the sound.
- Jodie Devos (soprano) Adèle Charvet (mezzo)
Münchner Rundfunk O/Laurent Campellone rec.
2018 ALPHA CLASSICS 437 [60.57]
[MC] A must for lovers of French Romantic
operetta and opera repertoire.
Sir Arthur SULLIVAN (1842-1900)
The Light of the World - Natalya Romaniw (soprano) Ben McAteer
BBC Symphony Ch & Concert O/John Andrews rec. 2017 DUTTON EPOCH 2CDLX7356 SACD [2 discs: 146.19]
[MW] A ground-breaking and special performance of superb music.
Eymar (piano) César FRANCK (1822-1890)
Piano Quintet, Prélude, Choral et Fugue - Quatuor
Loewenguth rec. 1953/55 FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR115 [54:34] Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Nocturnes, Impromptus, Cello Sonata
No. 2 - André Navarra (cello) Annie d'Arco
(piano) rec. 1949/57 FORGOTTEN RECORDS
[52:04] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Preludes
rec. 1957 FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR254 [59:05] [SG]
A pianist worth getting to know.
A Recorded Legacy
rec. 1961-1970s NIMBUS NI8820-25
[6 CDs: 419:02] [JW] A splendid and devoted
will come Choral rarities
from the Grand Duchy of Finland - Helsinki Chamber
Ch/Nils Schweckendiek rec. 2017 BIS
BIS-2442 [53:11] [GF] Marvellous
performances of an interesting survey of Finnish
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