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Monday March 30th
Nadia BOULANGER (1887-1979) & Lili BOULANGER (1893-1918)
Clairières

Nicholas Phan (tenor) Myra Huang (piano) rec. 2019
AVIE AV2414
[53:17] [NB]

The music is important but the style of singing suggests a try-before-you-buy approach.
Alma DEUTSCHER (b. 2005)
From My Book of Melodies

Alma Deutscher (piano) rec. 2019
SONY CLASSICAL 19075990192
[50:36] [MBu]

Confirms her undoubtedly rightful footing in the serious, contemporary classical music world.
Samuil FEINBERG (1890-1962)
Piano Sonatas No. 1-6
Marc-André Hamelin (piano) rec. 2018
HYPERION CDA68233
[74:33] [JW]

Hamelin powerfully resolves all the technical complications and dramatic conflicts embedded in these intense works.
Poul RUDERS (b. 1949)
Piano Concerto No. 3, Cembal d’amore, Kafkapriccio
Anne-Marie McDermott (piano) Odense SO/Benjamin Shwartz, Andreas Delfs rec. 2016/18
BRIDGE 9531
[59:34] [RHa]

Credit to Bridge for annotating Ruders’ every move.
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Symphony No. 3
Francis POULENC (1899-1963)
Organ Concerto
Iveta Apkalna (organ) Bavarian RSO/Mariss Jansons rec. 2019
BR KLASSIK 900178
[60.47] [MC]

Iveta Apkalna performs with sparkle and resolve.
Eric WHITACRE (b. 1970)
Marimba Quartets
Joby Burgess, Sam Wilson (marimba & vibraphone), Calum Huggan, Rob Farrer (marimba) rec. 2019
SIGNUM RECORDS
SIGCD625 [21:29] [SA] If you are a marimba fan you will love this sumptuous sounding disc.
Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942)
Der Traumgörge

Pamela Coburn, Janis Martin (soprano), Josef Protschka (tenor), Hartmut Welker (baritone), Frankfurt RSO/Gerd Albrecht rec. 1987
CAPRICCIO C5395
[48:19 + 62:39] [PCG]

A reissue of a well performed Zemlinsky rarity but with woefully lacking documentation.

Escales

Sinfonia of London/John Wilson rec. 2019
CHANDOS CHSA5252 SACD
[79:05] [SB]

A delightful collection and a real winner.
Royal Brass Music
Maurice André & Jean Pirot (trumpets), Thurston Dart (director), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord continuo), Ensemble Orchestral de L’Oiseau Lyrique/Pierre Colombo rec. 1956/58
ELOQUENCE 4828527
[73:29] [RMas]

A pleasant listening experience.
Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland
by Árni Heimir Ingólfsson
publ. 2019
Indiana University Press
[DBi]

Of importance because there is so little else published on Leifs.
Piano Trio Discography: Robert Schumann
 
Jennifer Bate, organist
11 November 1944 – 25 March 2020
Gerard Schurmann, composer
19 January 1924 – 24 March 2020
Krzysztof Penderecki, composer
23 November 1933 – 29 March 2020
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