Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Overture in the French Style, French Suite No. 1,
Sinfonias - Diana Boyle (piano) rec. 2018
DIVINE ART DDA25190
[36:53 + 47:35] [JF]
There is a coolness about her interpretation that allows the music to speak without hindrance of any sort.
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Requiem Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Figure humaine
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Trois Chansons - Ens Aedes, Les Siècles/Mathieu
Romano rec. 2018 APARTÉ AP201 [59:21] [MR] An outstanding and unusual performance of the Fauré Requiem which probably gets closer to the spirit of the work than any other currently available.
César FRANCK (1822-1890)
Piano works - Michael Korstick (piano) rec. 2013/17
Superb playing of Cortot’s intriguing transcription of Franck’s violin sonata for solo piano together with Franck’s two major piano works.
Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983)
An English Mass; Cello Concerto - Guy Johnston (cello), Stephen Cleobury (organ), Britten Sinfonia, King’s College Ch/Stephen
Cleobury, Ben Parry, Christopher Seaman rec. 2018/19 KING’S COLLEGE
[48:58 + 54:39]
[BW] My first choice for Howells’ An English Mass and the Cello Concerto; it
should boost appreciation of Howells’ music.
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Les Siècles/François-Xavier Roth rec. 2018 HARMONIA MUNDI HMM905299 [57:04]
[JQ] Ear-opening Mahler from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Complete Piano Trios -
Horszowski Trio rec. 2017 AVIE RECORDS AV2405 [57:30 + 45:33]
Can hold its own in distinguished company.
Ivry Gitlis (violin)
The Early Years - Birth of a Legend rec. 1949-63
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[77:45 + 73:58] [SG]
A highly individual player, some would term a maverick, noted for his bold interpretive choices.
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria Binchois Consort/Andrew Kirkman rec. 2018
Another winner for the Binchois Consort.
Richard D’Oyly Carte
by Paul Seeley pub. 2018 ROUTLEDGE [RJW] Seeley’s easy style provides a ‘good read’ and uncovers fascinating detail.
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