Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony in F minor 'Studiensinfonie' - Philharmoniker Hamburg/Simone Young rec. 2013
OEHMS CLASSICS SACD [JQ]
By no means the finished Brucknerian article but a valuable part of this fine Bruckner cycle.
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Images Books 1 & 2; Preludes Book 2 -
Marc-André Hamelin (piano) rec. 2011/2012
A very fine recording.
Paul DUKAS (1865-1935) The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; La péri - Fanfare and Poème Dansé; Symphony -
RTÉ National SO/Jean-Luc Tingaud rec. 2013
A fine addition to the estimable Dukas discography.
Jón LEIFS (1899-1968) Scherzo concreto; Quintet; Variazioni pastorale; Elegies
- Thórunn Gudmundsdóttir (mezzo) Rut Ingólfsdóttir (violin) Reykjavík CO/Bernhardur Wilkinson rec. 2002/05
Elegies is a remarkable and intensely powerful work that should be heard. A fascinating disc.
Leonardo LEO (1694-1744) Recorder Sonatas -
Tommaso Rossi (recorder) Ensemble Barocco di Napoli rec. 2013
Recorder aficionados will love this disc.
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901) Requiem -
Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano) Marina Prudenskaya (mezzo) Saimir Pirgu (tenor) Orlin Anastassov (bass) Bavarian RSO
& Ch/Mariss Jansons rec. 2013
ARTHAUS Blu-ray [ST]
This is now the one to go for.
Christiane Roncaglio (soprano) André Bayer (guitar) Cristian Peix (piano) rec. 2011
Full of the colourful, carefree spirit of Brazil.
Alfred Cortot The Piano Works - Jacques Thibaud (violin) Pablo Casals (cello) rec. 1926-1949
Readers with an interest in piano and chamber music days gone-by should derive a lot of pleasure from this box which in some shops retails at about £1 per disc.
Yvonne Kenny (soprano) Simple Gifts -
Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski rec. 1993
ABC CLASSICS [RF]
This wide-ranging and enjoyable collection of songs from a much-loved singer who graced many performances and recordings makes an excellent addition to any collection.
Pressler (piano) A 90th Birthday Celebration - Benjamin Berlioz
(double-bass) Quatuor Ebène rec. 2013 ERATO CD & DVD [SG]
Chamber music enthusiasts will surely find a place for this memorable release on their shelves.
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