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Wednesday January 28th
183 reviews completed so far this month

Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Trio Sonatas & Flute Concertos - Alexis Kossenko (transverse flute) Arte dei Suonatori, Les Ambassadeurs rec. 2005/14 ALPHA 821 [3 CDs: 2144:39] [JV] This set is definitely one of the best productions of music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to have been released recently.

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Köthener Trauermusik - Sabine Devieilhe (soprano) Damien Guillon (counter-tenor) Thomas Hobbs (tenor) Christian Immler (bass) Ens Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon rec. 2014 HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902211 [73:53] [JQ] A notable parody score by Bach in a fine performance.

Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) 10 Sonatas in 4 Parts - The King’s Consort rec. 2013 VIVAT MUSIC FOUNDATION VIVAT106 [53:20] [DC] Top of a not very big pile.

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1875-1943) Piano Concerto 2, Symphony 3 - Cyril Smith (piano) London SO, Liverpool PO, BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent rec. 1931-1953 GUILD HISTORIC GHCD 2423 [76:38] [SG] Recordings from more than six decades ago that deserve to be heard.

Robert SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856) Lieder - Peter Schreier (tenor) Norman Shetler (piano) rec. 1972-74 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94694 [4 CDs: 256:24] [GF] A cultural achievement and at budget price. Seize the opportunity.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Wilhelm STENHAMMAR (1871-1927) Piano Sonata 4 Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Valse triste, Impromptus, Finlandia - Cassandra Wyss (piano) rec. 2014 CAPRICCIO C5229 [76:14] [SSi] An excellent follow-up to Wyss's earlier Stenhammar disc.

Boris TCHAIKOVSKY (1925-1996) Piano Quintet, The War Suite - Olga Solovieva (piano) Maxim Anisimov (clarinet) Vanbrugh Qt rec. 2012/13 NAXOS 8.573207 [66.47] [MC] A most accessible and agreeable way of exploring the music of Boris Tchaikovsky.

Delius and His Circle Paul Guinery (piano) rec. 2011 STONE RECORDS 5060192780130 [72:25] [EML] An extremely interesting, well-put-together disc; highly enjoyable.

Homages A Musical Dedication - Christoph Denoth (guitar) rec. 2012 SIGNUM SIGCD404 [71:46] [JW] Thoughtful playing, although ultimately lacking in those qualities that elevate the music’s descriptive qualities.

Semiramide - La Signora Regale Arias and Scenes from Porpora to Rossini - Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo) Accademia degli Astrusi, La Stagione Armonica/Federico Ferri rec. 2013 DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 88725479862 [44:14 + 53:21] [BW] Raises Anna Bonitatibus even higher in my estimation.

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