Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Mass
in B minor - Trinity
College Ch Cambridge, O Age of Enlightenment/Stephen
Layton rec. 2017 HYPERION CDA68181/2
[53:22 + 54:21] [JQ] One of the freshest
and most enjoyable recordings of the B minor
Mass I’ve heard for quite some time.
Zoltán KODÁLY (1882-1967)
String Quartet No. 2 Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937)
String Quartet No. 1 Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959) Piano Quintet No.
Walden String Qt,
Johana Harris (piano)
rec. 1951/55 FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR1213 [70:44] [SG]
Rarely programmed chamber works in compelling performances.
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
& Georges ONSLOW (1784-1853) Viola Sonatas Johann KALLIWODA (1801-1866)
Six Nocturnes -
Hiyoli Togawa (viola) Lilit Grigoryan (piano)
rec. 2016 NAXOS 8.573730 [76:02] [RHa] Rare and worthwile viola repertoire superbly played and vividly recorded; the Mendelssohn is worth the price of the disc alone.
Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840)
Chamber works -
Roberto & Anna Noferini (violins) Andrea Noferini (cello) Giulio Tampalini (guitar)
rec. 2016/17 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95031 [54:34] [JWh] Some issues with intonation and recording make this mainly recommendable on the basis of its price and the rarity of some of the works.
Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)
Funeral Sentences -
Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe rec. 1993 HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901462 [67:43]
[RMo] The one for those who want to hear these works recorded in a “period aware” fashion.
Othmar SCHOECK (1886-1957)
Suite, Sommernacht -
Christoph Croisé (cello) I TEMPI CO/Gevorg Gharabekyan
rec. 2017 GENUIN GEN18497 [71:47] [MC] Lovers of late-Romantic music need not hesitate.
Kammersymphonie No.1 Alexander ZEMLINSKY
(1871-1942) 6 Gesänge Ferruccio BUSONI (1866-1924)
Berceuse Élégiaque - Zoryana
Kushpler (mezzo) Linos Ens rec. 2011 CAPRICCIO
C5138 [47:50] [JF] An important
historical document, but with some caveats.
SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No.
8 - Brandenburg SO/Peter Gülke
rec. 2017 MDG 9012053-6
SACD [61:08] [DC] Admirable and
Beethovenian, but what makes this stand out
from the crowd?
VERDI (1813 – 1901)
- Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone) Nadine Sierra
(soprano) Kaunas State Ch & City SO/Constantin
Orbelian rec. 2016 DELOS DE3522
[59:28 + 67:36] [GF] A worthy memorial to
the art of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, but it is more
de Guerre Violin Sonatas by
Elgar, Fairchild & Gaubert - Ambroise Aubrun (violin) Steven
Vanhauwaert (piano) rec. 2017 HORTUS
726 [71:15] [JW] With good documentation and thoughtful performances,
the success of this disc is only limited by
the unsympathetic recording quality.
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