ARNELL (1917-2009) & Stanley
BATE (1911-1959) Violin Sonatas - Patrick
Wastnage (violin) Elizabeth Dunn (piano) rec.
[64:57] [JW] These are all premiere commercial
recordings and as such are warmly welcomed.
OF THE MONTHMason
BATES (b. 1977) The (R)evolution
of Steve Jobs - Kelly Markgraf, Edward
Parks (baritone) Sasha Cooke (mezzo) The Santa
Fe Opera O/Michael Christie rec. 2017 PENTATONE
SACD PTC5186690 [47:34 + 46:41] [RHa]
Thrillingly recorded, Mason Bates’s
and Mark Campbell’s imaginative and coherent
opera is a must-hear.
BERSA (1873-1934) Complete
Piano Music Vol. 1 - Goran Filipec
(piano) rec. 2016 GRAND PIANO GP767
[56:12] [RB] Stormy headlong romanticism
and pensively cooling fragility.
BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony
No. 8 - Royal Danish O/Hartmut Haenchen
rec. 2017 GENUIN GEN18622 [69:20]
[RMo] I cannot get excited about a recording
which evinces so little cognisance of the mystery
and transcendence inherent in the music.
Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916) Goyescas, Ochos valses poéticos -
Xiayin Wang (piano), rec. 2017 CHANDOS CHAN10995 [70:00] [CSe]
Wang’s power and virtuosity conjure both the yearning of late-nineteenth-century Romanticism and the gorgeous colours, textures, scents and sentiments of Spain.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1956-1791) Piano Concerto No. 23; Symphonies Nos 35
& 41 ‘Jupiter’ -
Michal Roll (piano), London Mozart Players/Harry Blech, rec. 1973/74 HERITAGE HTGCD209 [75:39]
A very timely reminder of a truly committed conductor.
Sergei PROKOFIEV(1891-1953) Romeo and Juliet -
Baltimore SO/Marin Alsop, rec. 2015 NAXOS 8.573534-35 [2 CDs: 144:14]
Alsop’s Romeo and Juliet ranks with the best.
Trains of Thought
Works by Cuong, Françaix, Poulenc, Rossini & Shostakovich -
Poulenc Trio, rec. 2016 DELOSDE3543 [58:31]
[MR] Immense musical fun from an ensemble who bring so much life that one’s only reaction is to want to hear more of it.
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