Arcangelo CORELLI (1653-1713) Sonatas da chiesa, Op. 1 & 3 -
Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk rec. 2011/12 LINN [GH] The players understand every strain of these simple, direct but perfect ideas.
Zdeněk FIBICH (1850-1900) Orchestral Works Vol. 3 -
Czech Ntl SO/Marek Štilec rec. 2013 NAXOS [RB] All who are already friends of Ma Vlast and the Dvorak late tone-poems will want to hear this and can expect to find new friends.
Tobias HUME (d.1645) Captain Tobias Hume - A Scottish Soldier - Concerto Caledonia/David McGuinness rec. 2012 DELPHIAN [JV] This is a most delightful disc which will give any listener about an hour of first-class musical entertainment.
Sergei RACHMANINOV (1875-1943) Preludes; Piano Sonatas 1 & 2; Transcriptions -
Sergio Fiorentino (piano) rec. 1962-95 PIANO CLASSICS [SG] Admirers of great pianism will want this.
Arnold SCHOENBERG (1874-1951) Complete Piano Works -
Pina Napolitano (piano) rec. 2011 ODRADEK [GM] Effectively conveys the expressive and romantic force of Schoenberg’s music but there are equally recommendable alternatives.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Cello concerto, Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Romanzen, Phantasiestücke, Adagio und Allegro -
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) John York (piano)
Südwestdeutsches CO Pforzheim/Niklas Willén
rec. 2013/14 NIMBUS [BW] Lyrical and intimate performances, commended to all except those who like the Cello Concerto to sound more intense.
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Heimliche Aufforderung - Christiane Karg (soprano) Felix Klieser (horn) Malcolm Martineau (piano) rec. 2013 BERLIN CLASSICS [JQ] A delightful disc and a fine tribute to Strauss on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Excerpts from Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker - Royal Liverpool PO/Vasily Petrenko rec. 2005-07 AVIE [SV] This earns a mixed grade.
Amy WOODFORDE-FINDEN (1860-1919) Oriental Song Cycles -
Michael Halliwell (baritone), David Miller (piano)
rec. 2013 TOCCATA CLASSICS [NB] Refined and sanitised for the delicate palate of the Edwardian Salon.
Saxophone Cinema -
Selmer Saxharmonic/Milan Turković MDG [JW] I enjoyed much of this fun and engaging disc.
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