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Friday May 29th
Philip GLASS (b. 1937) The Fall of the House of Usher Jonas Hacker (tenor) Madison Leonard (soprano)
Inscape Chamber O/Joseph Li rec. 2017 ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OMM0138 [49.19 + 33.29]
Interesting, but not without problems.
Piers HELLAWELL (b. 1956)
Up By The Roots Huw Watkins, William Howard (piano)
Ulster O/Paul Watkins (cello) rec. 2018/19 DELPHIAN DCD34223 [77.14]
Some very fine music, though not everything is successful.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Le nozze di Figaro:
Overture & aria, Serenata Notturna Joaquin TURINA (1882-1949) Canto a Sevilla Victoria de los
Angeles (soprano) Residentie O den Haag/Antal Doráti
rec. 1951 ANTAL DORÁTI LIVE ADL278 [44:26]
A unique but short-measure encounter with Antal Doráti and Victoria de los Angeles.
Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868) Il barbiere di Siviglia Dmitry Korchak (tenor) Leo Nucci (baritone)
Nino Machaidze (mezzo) O & Ch Arena di Verona/Daniel Oren
rec. 2017 BELAIR CLASSIQUES DVD BAC169 [162 mins]
Worth seeing but it is not one I will return to with much regularity.
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Piano Sonata No. 20,
Impromptus Irina Chukovskaya (piano) rec. 2018 DUX 1618 [68:28] [DD]
Forceful renditions of ever-inspired music.
Ronald STEVENSON (1928–2015) Piano Music Vol.
3 Christopher Guild (piano) rec. 2018 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0403 [70:22]
A very pleasing disc.
Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) L’Eleganza Capricciosa Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà/Stefan Plewniak (violin) rec. 2017 ËVOE RECORDS EVOE007 [56:39] [CRo]
Performances on a par with the best historically informed exponents of this repertoire.
Johann Wilhelm WILMS (1772-1847) Piano Quartets
Valentin Klavier Qt rec. 2018 CPO 555 247-2 [60:21]
Beautiful quartets done full justice.
Sir John Barbirolli (conductor) The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection Benny Goodman (clarinet) Robert Casadesus (piano) Nathan Milstein (violin)
New York P-SO SONY 19075988382 [6 CDs: 414 mins] [JW]
A finely produced and concentrated focus on Barbirolli’s New York shellac years.
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