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Tuesday July 26th
167 reviews completed so far this month

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Piano Trios 3 & 4 - Busch Trio rec. 2015 ALPHA [CSe] Fine performances, somewhat let down by the recording balance.

Hans GÁL (1890-1987) Piano Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Piano Concerto 22 - Sarah Beth Briggs (piano/conductor) Royal Northern Sinf/Kenneth Woods/Bradley Creswick rec. 2016 AVIE [BSt] Top class playing in both Gal and Mozart.

Philip GLASS (b. 1937) Glassworlds Vol. 4: The Hours, Notes on a Scandal, Music in Fifths - Nicolas Horvath (piano) rec. 2014 GRAND PIANO [DJB] If you like the lyrical side of Philip Glass, this should appeal.

Henrik HELLSTENIUS (b.1963) Like Objects in a Dark Room, In Memoriam Řrjan MATRE (b.1979) Violin Concerto, preSage - Peter Herresthal (violin) Stavanger SO/Rolf Gupta rec. 2014/15 BIS SACD [RB] Pointillist and testing rather than long-limbed and neo-romantic.

HILDEGARD of Bingen (1098 -1179) O Eterne Deus - Karen R. Clark (director/contralto) Shira Kammen (vielle/ medieval harp) Vajra Voices rec. 2015 MUSIC & ARTS [MW] Belongs with the very best Hildegard collections.

Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983) Cello Concerto, 2 Pieces for Small Orchestra Ronald CORP (b. 1951) Cello Concerto - Alice Neary (cello) Royal Scottish Ntl O/Ronald Corp rec. 2014 DUTTON EPOCH [JQ] Self-recommending to all Howells enthusiasts with Ronald Corp’s concerto as a most welcome bonus.

Moritz MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925) Piano Concerto Adolf SCHULZ-EVLER (1852-1905) Russian Rhapsody - Ludmil Angelov (piano) Rzeszow PO/Vladimir Kiradjiev rec. 2015 HYPERION [JWe] Will certainly be played over and over again.

Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Cantatas - New Philharmonia O & Ch, St Petersburg/Aleksander Titov rec. 1997 CUGATE CLASSICS [RB] All three Soviet cantatas here decently documented and ardently performed and recorded.

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Lieder - Florian Boesch (baritone) Malcolm Martineau (piano) rec. 2015 ONYX [RMo] I enjoyed much of this recital despite some concerns.

Georg TELEMANN (1681-1767) The Grand Concertos for Mixed Instruments Vol. 3 - La Stagione Frankfurt/Michael Schneider rec. 2013/14 CPO [MR] A very satisfying listening experience.

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