Joseph Bodin DE BOISMORTIER (1682
-1765) Music for flute, viola da gamba & b.c. - Umbra
Lucis Ens rec. 2017 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95754 [62:35] [JV]
First-class entertainment, but the choice of instruments is debatable.
Gabriel DUPONT (1878-1914)
Les Heures dolentes; Jour d’Été; Le Chant de la Destinée - Royal PO Liège/Patrick Davin
rec. 2018 FUGA LIBERA FUG751 [57:59] [JW] Intensity, poignancy and vehemence.
Mikhail IPPOLITOV-IVANOV (1859-1935) Symphony No. 1,
Turkish Fragments -
Singapore SO/Choo Hoey rec. 1984 NAXOS 8.573508 [55:50] [SV]
Music unmistakably in the Russian romantic tradition, played with empathy and enthusiasm.
Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928)
The Cunning Little Vixen - Louise Adler, Jenny Carltstedt,
Frankfurt Opera & Museum O & Ch/Johannes Debus, Markus Ehmann rec. 2016 OEHMS CLASSICS OC982 [60:02 + 30:38]
A new Cunning Little Vixen to challenge Mackerras, but not supplant it.
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Das Lied von der Erde
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Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Düsseldorf SO/Adam Fischer rec. 2018 AVI MUSIC 8553407 [61.33] [PCG]
A recording of Das Lied which bears comparison with the very best of its highly distinguished competition.
Alan RICHARDSON (1904-1978)
Piano Music - Martin Jones (piano) rec. 2017/18 LYRITA SRCD381 [72:18]
An introduction to a sadly forgotten figure whose agreeably crafted piano music may well appeal to British music aficionados.
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A true winner.
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