Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Stolen Moments -
Rikke Sandberg (piano) rec. 2018 DANACORD DACOCD835 [70:48] [JF] Some superb playing here.
BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony
No.3 - Musikkollegium Winterthur/Thomas
Zehetmair rec. 2018 MDG SACD 901 2090-6
[50.56] [DBi] A worthwhile demonstration
of small scale Bruckner but dispatched too quickly
by the conductor.
DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Prélude à l’après-midi
d’un faune, Jeux, Nocturnes - Coro &
O ciudad Granada/Héctor Eliel Márquez, Les Siècles/François-Xavier
Roth rec. 2018 HARMONIA MUNDI HMM905291
[51:06] [JQ] An attractive Debussy package.
Eugene GOOSSENS (1893-1962)
The Apocalypse - Sydney
Philharmonia Ch & SO/Myer Fredman
rec. 1982 LYRITA SRCD371 [78:29] [JW] Your only viable chance to hear this tension-filled work.
Christoph GRAUPNER (1683-1760)
Das Leiden Jesu - Passion Cantatas II - Solistenensemble Ex Tempore; Mannheimer Hofkapelle/Florian Heyerick
rec. 2017 CPO 555 170-2 [79:19] [JV] A further step in the process of discovering Graupner's sacred music.
HOLST (1874-1934) The
Planets George BUTTERWORTH (1885-1916)
A Shropshire Lad Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
on Christmas Carols - NBC SO/Leopold
Stokowski rec. 1943-44 PRISTINE AUDIO
PASC546 [71:28] [JW] Pristine’s
Stokowski series keeps up the good work with
this well-programmed trio of recordings.
Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)
King Arthur - Sophie Junker (soprano), Zsuzsi Tóth (soprano), Caroline
Vox Luminis/Lionel Meunier
rec. 2018 ALPHA CLASSICS 430 [57:41 + 40:18]
Perhaps a little buttoned-up, but if you can’t bear theatrical mucking about this could be the version for you.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Humoreske; Davidsbündlertänze; Geister-Variationen -
Gabriele Carcano (piano) rec. 2018 RUBICON CLASSICS RCD1022 [77:44]
(1840-1893) Les Saisons Modest
MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Pictures
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rec. 2018 CHANDOS CHAN10991
[75:46] [RBe] This performance is worthy
of standing alongside that of Richter’s.
VERDI (1813-1901) Macbeth
- Roberto Frontali (baritone) Anna Pirozzi (soprano)
Ch & O Teatro Massimo/Gabriele
Ferro rec. 2017 NAXOS Blu-Ray
NBD0077V  [RJF] A few
idiosyncrasies of staging apart, this is as
vibrantly sung and performed a Macbeth
as one is likely to see these days.
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