OF THE MONTH
Piano works - Mark Bebbington (piano) rec. 2003
SOMM SOMMCD0172 [66.56] [IL]
This collection of very colourful
and evocative piano music is heartily recommended.
Pascal DUSAPIN (b.1955)
String Quartets Nos 6 & 7 -
Arditti Qt rec. 2014 AEON AECD1753 [56:53]
[RHa] Contrasting but linked recent string quartets from the leading French exponent of the genre in committed performances from the Ardittis.
Gordon GETTY (b.1933)
The Canterville Ghost -
Matthew Trevińo (bass) Alexandra Hutton (soprano) Oper Leipzig, Gewandhaus O/Matthias Foremny
rec. 2015 PENTATONE PTC5186541 SACD [62.08] [PCG] The problems inherent in turning Wilde’s story into an opera have, unfortunately, not really been solved.
Vincent LOURIÉ (1891-1966)
Solo Piano Works
- Moritz Ernst (piano) rec. 2013-2016 CAPRICCIO
C5281 [3 CDs: 219:45] [DC] A generous
collection of superb music.
NOVÁK (1870-1949) In the Tatra Mountains, Lady Godiva, Eternal Longing - Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta rec.
2016 NAXOS 8.573683 [52:47]
[RB] Sound and sympathetic performances,
eloquently recorded and uniting two of Novák's
strongest tone poems.
Music for the Theatre - Helsingborg Concert Hall Ch & SO/Arvo Volmer
rec. 2001 STERLING CDS1045-2
[62:43] [RB] Unknown imaginative music heard
in a breathtakingly deep soundstage. Stunning.
Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring -
Sydney SO/David Robertson
rec. 2008-16 ABC CLASSICS 481 4954 [50:25 + 75:48] [NB] Solidly competent versions that fail to compete consistently with the very best.
Project Hungarica Miklós RÓZSA (1907-1995)
Violin sonatas Zoltan KODÁLY (1882-1967) Duo -
Szymon Krzeszowiec, Bartłomiej Nizioł (violins) Adam Krzeszowiec (cello)
rec. 2011-14 CD ACCORD ACD226-2 [59:32] [SA] Both soloists here are excellent in their expressive renditions.
& RECENT ARTICLES
[New] Second Thoughts and
Short Reviews: Summer 2017 Part 2 by Brian Wilson and Dan Morgan
George Frederick Bristow –
America’s First Great Classical Composer by Andrew Hartman
An interview with
Bournemouth SO chief executive Dougie Scarfe by Ian Lace
Some Recent Eloquence
Releases: Summer 2017 by Brian Wilson
National Discography updates by Mike Herman: Russian, Soviet & Post-Soviet Concertos
We have a new advertiser -
Records - running a trial month. I have shown their recent recommended
recordings chosen by MusicWeb reviewers as well as a complete listing of
reviews. There is a counter on the page. I would like to see at least 30,000
hits, so please click on the link – Len.
For over 20 years MusicWeb International has never operated a PayWall. We can keep it free if you can be persuaded to make a donation. As an inducement we are giving away CDs for donations of Ł15
(Ł20 outside the EU) or more. Click the Donate button top right for more details.
Monday: Other reviews (nostalgia, books, other music) ~ Friday: Articles.
reviews posted weekly
Live performance reviews posted daily at Seen
Shopping on-line? Help us by doing
it through the MusicWeb
|ArkivMusic has more than 10,000 titles in its ArkivCD reissue program. These are
recordings that have previously been out of print or otherwise
MusicWeb - The International Web Site - Founder:
Len Mullenger [UK], Founding Editor: Rob Barnett [UK], Regular Reviewers
(April 2016): Steve Arloff [UK], Stephen Barber [UK], Terry Barfoot [UK], David
Barker [New Zealand], Rob Barnett [UK], Nick Barnard [UK], Dave Billinge [UK],
Philip Borg-Wheeler [UK], Marc Bridle [UK], Colin Clarke [UK], Dominy Clements
[Netherlands], Michael Cookson [UK], Hubert Culot [Belgium], Robert Farr [UK],
Göran Forsling [Sweden], John France [UK], Paul C Godfrey [UK], Stephen Greenbank
[UK], Michael Greenhalgh [UK], Nigel Harris [UK], William Hedley [France], Gary
Higginson [UK], Christopher Howell [Italy], Des Hutchinson [Australia], Neil Horner
[UK], Richard Kraus [USA], William Kreindler [USA], Ian Lace [UK], Oleg Ledeniov
[USA], Jens Laursen [USA], Em Marshall-Luck [UK], Bruce McCollum [USA], Rob
Maynard [UK], Ralph Moore [UK], Dan Morgan [UK], Margarida Mota-Bull [UK], Gwyn
Parry-Jones [UK], Tully Potter [UK], Glyn Pursglove [UK], John Quinn [UK], Brian
Reinhart [USA], Marc Rochester [UK], Curtis Rogers [UK], Stuart Sillitoe [UK],
Bob Stevenson [UK], Simon Thompson [UK], Steve Vasta [USA], Johan van Veen [Netherlands],
Raymond Walker [UK], Jonathan Welsh [UK], Roy Westbrook [UK], John Whitmore [UK],
Michael Wilkinson [UK], Brian Wilson [UK], Jonathan Woolf [UK] Leslie Wright [USA].
A complete list of contributors can be seen here
Any opinions expressed in reviews
or articles on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily
represent the views of the site owner, Len Mullenger or the Editors. Reviewers
and authors retain copyright in their work unless it has been paid for or
commissioned by the site owner.
MusicWeb International is a registered Trade Mark 2265784; MCPS/PRS
Online Exploitation Licence LE000498.
Discs for review may be sent to:
MusicWeb International, 95 Arnold Avenue, Coventry, CV3 5ND, UK.
Ph. 07913 999009 (M)
MusicWeb Visitor Loyalty
In 12 months
96,000 visitors visited MusicWeb more than 200 times
in addition another
56,000 visited more than 100 times
63,000 more than 50 times (approx once a week)
67,000 more than 25 times
59,000 more than 15 times
60,000 more than 10 times (approx once a month)