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Friday May 29th
Philip GLASS (b. 1937)
The Fall of the House of Usher

Jonas Hacker (tenor) Madison Leonard (soprano) Inscape Chamber O/Joseph Li rec. 2017
[49.19 + 33.29] [PCG]

Interesting, but not without problems.
Piers HELLAWELL (b. 1956)
Up By The Roots
Huw Watkins, William Howard (piano) Fidelio Trio, Ulster O/Paul Watkins (cello) rec. 2018/19
[77.14] [GH]

Some very fine music, though not everything is successful.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Le nozze di Figaro: Overture & aria, Serenata Notturna
Joaquin TURINA (1882-1949)
Canto a Sevilla
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) Residentie O den Haag/Antal Doráti rec. 1951
[44:26] [BRa]

A unique but short-measure encounter with Antal Doráti and Victoria de los Angeles.
Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Dmitry Korchak (tenor) Leo Nucci (baritone) Nino Machaidze (mezzo) O & Ch Arena di Verona/Daniel Oren rec. 2017
 [162 mins] [CC]

Worth seeing but it is not one I will return to with much regularity.
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Piano Sonata No. 20, Impromptus
Irina Chukovskaya (piano) rec. 2018
DUX 1618
[68:28] [DD]

Forceful renditions of ever-inspired music.
Ronald STEVENSON (1928–2015)
Piano Music Vol. 3
Christopher Guild (piano) rec. 2018
[70:22] [SSi]

A very pleasing disc.
Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)
L’Eleganza Capricciosa

Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà/Stefan Plewniak (violin) rec. 2017
[56:39] [CRo]

Performances on a par with the best historically informed exponents of this repertoire.
Johann Wilhelm WILMS (1772-1847)
Piano Quartets
Valentin Klavier Qt rec. 2018
CPO 555 247-2
[60:21] [SV]

Beautiful quartets done full justice.
Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)
The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection
Benny Goodman (clarinet) Robert Casadesus (piano) Nathan Milstein (violin) New York P-SO
SONY 19075988382
[6 CDs: 414 mins] [JW]

A finely produced and concentrated focus on Barbirolli’s New York shellac years.
Véronique Gens (soprano)
I Giardini rec. 2019
[61.41] [MC]

A captivating prospect.

The Symphonies of Anton Bruckner Revisited by John Quinn and Patrick Waller

More Obscure Favorites by Andrew Hartman

Recalling John Addison’s Trumpet Concerto by John France

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