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Wednesday September 18th
79 reviews completed so far this month

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Symphony No. 9; Carnival Overture - RSO Stuttgart des SWR/Sir Roger Norrington rec. 2008 SWR MUSIC SWR19515CD [52:56] [MG] Norrington’s unusually cool reading illuminates Dvořák’s skill in the scoring and dovetailing of melodies.

César FRANCK (1822-1890) & Johannes BRAHMS (1833-97) Violin Sonatas - Fumiaki Miura (violin), Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano) rec.  2017-18 AVEX CLASSICS AVCL25991 [56:02] [SG] This is the duo’s debut album, and I sincerely hope it will be the start of many recording collaborations.

Sir Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924) Overture in the style of a tragedy, Verdun, Fairy Day, A Song of Agincourt - Ulster O/Howard Shelley rec. 2018 HYPERION CDA68283 [65:32] [JQ] Excellent performances of long-neglected but worthwhile music by Stanford.

Ronald STEVENSON (1928-2015) Piano works Vol. 2 - Kenneth Hamilton (piano) PRIMA FACIE PFCD107 [73:55] [JF] Wonderful performances.

Janine Andrade, Jeanne Gautier (violin) Legendary French Violinists - Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Franz Konwitschny, SW German Radio O, O Reichssenders Frankfurt/Hans Rosbaud rec. 1937-1959 MELOCLASSIC MC2038 [74:43] [JW] Admirers will want to add this disc to their shelves.

Ars longa  Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo) rec. 2018 LINN CKD603 [75:34] [GPu] This conclusively affirms both the quality of the best music written for the theorbo in the seventeenth century and the instrument’s modern potential.

NEW & RECENT ARTICLES

[New] Soprano Angela Gheorghiu in conversation with Michael Cookson

“Untouchable” and ”Most Recommendable” Opera Recordings - a very personal guide by Ralph Moore

Second Thoughts and Short Reviews: Summer 2019/2 by Brian Wilson, Johan van Veen and Simon Thompson

What is the meaning behind the Castellucci production of Salome? - an interpretation by Len Mullenger

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