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Paul DESSAU (1894-1979)
Chamber Music Ensemble Avantgarde rec. 2019 MDG 613 2158-2 [78:38]
All the music on this disc is engaging and interesting, being an excellent introduction to the small-scale music of Paul Dessau.
Gordon GETTY (b.1933)
Christian Elsner (tenor) Etienne Dupuis (baritone)
Orchestra Gulbenkian/Lawrence Foster rec. 2011 PENTATONE PTC5186451 SACD [67.00]
Excellent performances all around and a splendid recording do justice to an atmospheric but dramatically flawed opera.
Marcel MIHALOVICI (1898-1985) Piano Music
Matthew Rubenstein (piano)
rec. 2018 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0376 [73:52] [JW]
Not easy music, but well worth the effort.
Lynne PLOWMAN (b.1969) The Beachcomber Michael Bennett (tenor)
Sandrine Charon, Lucy Wakeford (harp)
Jinny Shaw (oboe d’amore)
Joanna Lam (piano)
O Duo (percussion)
rec. 2002-19 PRIMA FACIE PFCD135 [46.30] [PCG]
Evocative and attractive music.
Mieczysław WEINBERG (1919-1995) Complete Sonatas for Violin
& Piano Milan Pala (violin)
Ladislav Fanzowitz (piano)
rec. 2019 PAVLIK RECORDS PA 0183-2131 [76:02 + 67:19] [SG]
These potently imaginative scores constitute an ideal starting point for newcomers to Weinberg’s music.
Heaven full of Stars Martin Ford (organ)
Vasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse
rec. 2019 NAXOS 8.574179 [81:33] [JQ]
A fine celebration of the Vasari Singers’ first forty years.
Ich bin die Auferstehung Buxtehude &
his Copenhagen Connections Jakob Bloch Jespersen (bass-baritone)
Concerto Copenhagen/Lars Ulrik Mortensen rec. 2018 DACAPO SACD 6.220651 [66:44]
An unusual but appealing collection.
Works by Bach, Biber, Froberger, Schmelzer &
Bernhard Damien Guillon (alto)
Café Zimmermann rec. 2019 ALPHA 626 [96:06] [JV]
The performances have the intensity this repertoire requires to have its full impact.
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Pachulski - Piano Works (and Chamber) 3
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