Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
October 3, 1923 – 21 February 2017
Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959)
Cello suites Luigi DALLAPICCOLA (1904-1975)
Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio
György LIGETI (1923-2006)
sonata - Natalie Clein (cello) rec. 2015 HYPERION [DBi] A lovely disc of 20th century music for solo cello.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
(1824-1896) Symphony No. 7 - Vienna SO/Yakov Kreizberg rec.
2004 PENTATONE SACD
Bruckner Sevenths don’t come much better than this; one for the desert
(1874-1934) At the Boar's Head Ralph VAUGHAN
WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Riders to the Sea - Warsaw
Chamber Opera Sinfonietta/Łukasz Borowicz rec. 2016 DUX [NB] Decent performances but they don’t seriously challenge the existing versions.
Pierre de MANCHICOURT (c.1510-1564) Sacred works - Ch of St. Luke in the Fields, New York/David Shuler rec. 2016 MSR CLASSICS [GH] Music that has been much overlooked, presented here in often moving performances.
William MATHIAS (1934-1992) Choral works - St. Albans Abbey Girls Ch, Lay Clerks of St Albans Cathedral Ch/Tom Winpenny rec. 2015 NAXOS [JQ] A fine collection of music by William Mathias, expertly performed.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) String Quartets Nos
1 & 3 - Heath Qt
rec. 2015 HARMONIA MUNDI [ST]
The performance is outstandingly assured, and speaks of artists who have already attained a remarkable degree of maturity.
Daniel Behle (vocals) Mein Hamburg
- Schnyder Trio
rec. 2015/16 BERLIN CLASSICS [GF] A wonderful disc that all admirers of Daniel Behle and of good singing should allow themselves to own.
Lachen und Weinen Songs by Hindemith, Schubert & Weill - Katja Stuber (soprano) Boris Kusnezow (piano)
rec. 2014 CONDITURA [SG] A varied programme that works well.
Mandala 3 Works by
LeFanu & Lumsdaine - Gemini/Ian Mitchell
rec. 1995/2015 MÉTIER [JF] A fascinating release, exploring the work of two of Britain’s leading
Les Sirènes Female Chamber Ch/Andrew Nunn ALBION RECORDS [JQ] A thoroughly attractive disc in every respect from a superb choir.
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