Ronald Stevenson, composer
6 March 1928 – 28 March 2015
BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto 4 & cadenzas - Jerome Lowenthal (piano) rec.
2007 LP CLASSICS [GA] The concerto
recording is fine, but it is the collection of cadenzas that give this
disc its special appeal.
Arthur BENJAMIN (1893-1960)
E.J. MOERAN (1894-1950) Violin Concerto Arnold BAX (1833-1953)
William WALTON (1902-1983)
Cello Concerto - Derek Collier, Alfredo Campoli, André Gertler (violin),
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) Sir Malcolm Sargent
LYRITA RECORD EDITION [DC] Uniquely valuable historic BBC recordings.
OF THE MONTH Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931)
Symphonies 2 & 6 -
Royal Stockholm PO/Sakari Oramo
rec. 2014 4
BIS SACD [DM] A feisty, unfettered Second and a benchmark Sixth; a triumph for all concerned.
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
String Quartet 2 Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Three Pieces, Concertino Jerome KERN (1885-1945) Arrangements - Gordon String Qt rec. 1942-53 FORGOTTEN RECORDS [JW] I’ve always enjoyed the playing of the Gordon Quartet.
Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Songs - Viktoriya Dodoka (soprano), Iola Shelley (piano) ATOLL [RWe] Dodoka sounds born to these songs.
SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Fantaisie - David Fray, Jacques
Rouvier (piano) rec. 2014 ERATO [ST] Fray takes another step forwards as a poet of the piano
and establishing him as a serious voice in the Schubertian world.
TELEMANN (1681-1767) Quatuors Parisiens - Les
Ombres rec. 2013 MIRARE [JV] Those who
don't need a complete recording of the Paris Quartets should
seriously consider this disc.
VIVALDI (1678-1741) Le quattro stagioni, Concerto
for 4 violins, Violin concerto - Australian CO/Richard
Tognetti (violin) rec. 2014 BIS SACD [DC] One to treasure.
Piotr Beczala (tenor) Slavic Opera
Arias - Polish Radio SO/Łukasz
Borowicz rec. 2009 ORFEO [MC] A wonderful
talent ... Opera lovers will surely savour this collection.
Easter from King's
Ch King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleoburyry
KING’S COLLEGE DVD [JQ] A DVD that marks the Easter season very well despite rather safe programme planning.
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