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Adolphe ADAM (1803-1856) Giselle
Natalia Osipova, Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House O/Boris Gruzin rec. 2014
OPUS ARTE DVD [RMay]
This now joins that Bolshoi version at the very top of the list.
Margaret Ruthven LANG (1867-1972) Choral music
Crane School of Music rec. 2012
From mystical sacred music to Irish limericks, an interesting maverick composer is rediscovered.
Francesco Onofrio MANFREDINI (1684-1762) Sinfonie da chiesa -
Capricornus Consort Basel/Peter Barczi rec. 2013
This collection includes lots of good stuff.
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) Premier livre de pièces de clavecin
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) rec. 2014
Utter refinement and strong in character.
Bright SHENG (b.1955) The Song and Dance of Tears; Colours of Crimson; The Blazing Mirage
- Hong Kong Philharmonic/Bright Sheng rec. 2013
A successful combination of Chinese melodies and the classical tradition. Deserves to achieve wide recognition.
Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) The Firebird
Suite Arnold SCHÖNBERG (1874-1951) A Survivor from Warsaw
Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Night on the Bare Mountain
European Community Youth O/Claudio Abbado rec. 1979/94
Occasional balance problems and intrusive audience noise but still emphatically worth hearing for Abbado’s glorious musicality.
Henry VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881)
Viola sonata Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974) Quatre Visages César FRANCK (1822-1890)
Violin sonata -
Peijun Xu (viola) Paul Rivinius (piano) rec. 2014
Accomplished playing throughout this desirable recital.
Russian Chamber Music for Wind Instruments - Vol. 2
Works by Balakirev, Glazunov, Glinka & Ippolitov-Ivanov -
This highly desirable Melodiya reissue should prove fascinating for chamber music lovers in general not just those with a particular interest in Russian music.
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