Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788)
Organ Sonatas - Iain Quinn (organ) rec. 2014
Bright and cheerful organ music from Bach’s
second son given spring-like freshness and vitality
by Quinn’s delightfully articulate fingers.
Ignaz Franz BIBER (1644-1704) Rosary
Sonatas - Alice Piérot (violin) Les Veilleurs
de Nuit rec. 2002 ALPHA [RK] Listeners who enjoy
a more fevered approach should look elsewhere,
but many will find satisfaction in her even-tempered
take on this music.
COUPERIN (1668-1733) L'Apothéose
de Lully, Leçons de Ténèbres - Katherine
Watson, Anna Dennis (sopranos) Arcangelo/Jonathan
Cohen (harpsichord) rec. 2013/14 HYPERION
[SSi] An excellent
recording of the chamber version of the L'Apothéose
de Lully, with a recording of the Leçons de
Ténèbres, which whilst it may not be my favourite,
is very good.
GOSSEC (1773-1829) Symphonies -
Andrea Keller (violin) Martin Sandhoff (flute)
Concerto Köln/Werner Ehrhardt rec. 2003 CAPRICCIO
music and lively music-making drawing on an
amiable personality able to mine serene dignity
and regal grace.
- Die Singphoniker rec. 2014 CPO [JV] Like the first
Lassus disc of the Singphoniker, this new release
deserves a positive reception.
MAHLER (1879-1964)Lieder und GesängePatrizia MONTANARO (b. 1956)
Canto di Penelope - Catharina Kroeger (soprano)
Monica Lonero (piano) rec. 2014 BRILLIANT
CLASSICS [GF] Good
to have Alma Mahler’s songs available
at an affordable price.
RACHMANINOFF (1873-1973) Piano
Concertos Nos 2 & 3 - Khatia Buniatishvili
(piano) Czech PO/Paavo Järvi rec. 2016 SONY
[NB] This disc
was less challenging or remarkable than I had
Decades - A Century of Song
Vol. 2: 1820-1830 -
John Mark Ainsley(tenor) Sarah Connolly (mezzo)
Christopher Maltman (baritone) Malcolm Martineau
(piano) rec. 2015/16 VIVAT [JQ] The second instalment in a perceptively
assembled and uncommonly interesting survey
of art songs.
Harnoncourt - Opera Collection Ludwig
van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Fidelio
Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826)
Der Freischütz Robert SCHUMANN
(1810-1856) Genoveva - O &
Ch Zurich Opera House rec.
1999-2008 ARTHAUS MUSIK Blu-ray
[ST] All told this makes for
an economical way of collecting these three
productions, and you could have far worse unifying
figures than Harnoncourt.
OF THE MONTHCamilla Tilling (soprano)Loves me … loves me not
Musica Saeculorum/Philipp von Steinaecker rec. 2015 BIS SACD
One of the finest albums of its kind and
has my highest possible endorsement.
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