Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
String Quintets -
Mandelring Qt, Roland Glassl (viola)
rec. 2016 AUDITE [MC] These masterclass performances of the String Quintets from Mandelring Quartett with Roland Glassl bear comparison with the finest accounts.
David GORTON (b.1978)
Variations on Dowland - Longbow/Peter Sheppard Skærved; Stefan Östersjö (guitar)
A recording of two halves, well worth considering for the more
approachable of them.
Armas JÄRNEFELT (1869-1958) Orchestral works - Gävle SO/Hannu Koivula rec. 1996 STERLING [RB] A cleverly balanced cross-section of Järnefelt's orchestral music.
Robert KAHN (1865-1951)
Works for Violin & Piano -
Elina Vähälä (violin)
Oliver Triendl (piano)
rec. 2012 CPO [JW] Attractive works in good performances.
Michael KIMBER (b. 1945) Music for viola Vols. 4 & 6 - Marcin Murawski (viola) Boczniewicz Sisters (vocals) Mariusz Siejko
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Florent SCHMITT (1870-1958) Complete Works for Piano Duet
& Duo - Invencia Piano Duo
rec. 2010-12 GRAND PIANO [SSi] This is a wonderful set, one in which The Invencia Piano Duo deserves our
gratitude for their research, dedication and performance.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Piano Sonata
Nikolai MEDTNER (1880-1951) Sonata-Ballada -
Risa Iwai (piano) rec. 2016 SHEVA [SB] An interesting choice of works for a debut recital.
(1813-1883) Die Walküre - Matthias
Goerne (baritone) Petra Lang (soprano) Hong Kong PO/Jaap van Zweden rec.
2016 NAXOS [GF] Your first Walküre? Look no further. A jaded collector? Then you will find this a valuable addition to your collection.
Beneath The Northern Star The Rise of English Polyphony 1270-1430 - Orlando Consort rec. 2015 HYPERION [GH] Trusted performers in this repertoire, but there are some reservations.
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