Aureole etc.




Golden Age singers

Nimbus on-line




Faure songs
Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano);

  Founder: Len Mullenger
Classical Editor: Rob Barnett


There are currently : visitors online reading classical reviews. Powered by Online Count.
Some items
to consider

 


Congratulations!
It's a future King!

Complete Mozart Edition
Mozart complete edition

Vaughan Williams Symphonies 5 & 8 £11

Weiner, Klepper, Bloch, Schulhoff £12 post free


Available again


Would you like a hyperlinked weekly summary of the CDs we have reviewed?
Enter your email address below, then hit enter/return on your keyboard.
You can unsubscribe yourself at any time.
 
Powered by groups.yahoo.com
Sample: See what you will get



Gerard Hoffnung CDs

Advertising on
Musicweb


Donate and get a free CD

New Releases

Naxos Classical

Hyperion

Musicweb sells the following labels
Acte Préalable
Alto
Arcodiva
CDAccord
Cameo Classics
Centaur
Hallé
Hortus
Lyrita
Nimbus
Northern Flowers
Redcliffe
Sheva
Talent
Toccata Classics


Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing
sample
Alphabetical Listing

PART 7
Misc. M-Z

Detailed listing (last five days)]
[Part 1 New]  
[Part 2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L][Part 7 Misc M-Z]
[Recommended recordings]

 

 

Anne Sofie von Otter George Frideric HANDEL (1685–1759) Where shall I fly (Hercules) (1745) [5.24]; Piangero (Giulio Cesare) (1724) [6.23]; Where’er you walk (Semele) (1744) [4.03] Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567–1643) O Rosetta, che rosetta (Scherzi Musicali) (1607) [1.48]; La violetta (Scherzi Musicali) (1607) [3.47]; Lamento (Arianna) (1608) [3.47] Johan Helmich ROMAN (1694–1758) O Herre Gud Guds Lamb (Agnus Dei) (Then Svenska Messan) (1752) [3.28] Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681–1767) Trauer-Music eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels (1737) [15.07] Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble rec. 28 February 28–2 March 1983, St. Gertrud Church, Stockholm. DDD PROPRIUS PRCD 9008C [47.00][RH]

Essential listening for those who have followed von Otter’s career. If you’ve got her later recordings then you’ll definitely want this her first disc ... see Full Review

Pas de Trois Bernard van BEURDEN (b.1933) Pas de trois [10:18] Jindrich FELD (b.1925) Trio Giocoso [12:00] David FROOM (b.1951) Arirang Variations (2004) [10:57] Perry GOLDSTEIN (b.1952) Noir (1999) [14:11] Don FREUND (b.1947) Louder than Words [17:24] Kenneth Tse (saxophones) Benjamin Coelho (bassoon) Alan Huckleberry (piano) rec. University of Iowa, Clapp Recital Hall, May 2005 CRYSTAL RECORDS CD358 [65:00] [JW]

A versatile trio playing enjoyable material by living composers ... see Full Review

The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740. Volume One: The Dawn of the Virtuoso Francesco NAVARA (fl.1695-1699) Sinfonia/Sonata à 5 in C [5:37] COMPOSER X (fl.ca.1695) Laudate pueri Dominum: à voce sola et 5 strumenti, RV Anh.30 [19:21] Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690) 3 Balletti e Correnti à 5, from Op.16 (1691) Balletto II in G [0:42] Corrente II in G [1:23] Ballatto IV in E [1:52] Corrente IV in E [1:06] Balletto VI in F [1:57] Corrente VI in F [0:34] Francesco NAVARA (fl.1695-1699) Sinfonia/Sonata à 5 in A (1697) [5:43] Tomaso ALBINONI (1671-1751) Concerto IV in G, Op. 2/8 (1700) [5:24] Giuseppe VALENTINI (c.1680-c.1760) Concerto XI à 6, con quattro violini obligati, Op.7 (1710) [17:32] * Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Concerto III, con violino solo obligato in G, Op.3, RV310 (1711) [6:46] Concerto X, con quattro violini e violoncello obligato, Op.3, RV 580 (1711) [9:00] La Serenissima: Adrian Chandler (violin, director); Sarah Moffatt, Simon Kodurand, Jane Gordon, George Crawford, Emilia Benjamin (violin); Peter Collyer (alto viola); Alfonso Leal, Katherine McGillivray (tenor viola); Gareth Deats (violoncello); Peter McCarthy (double bass); Eligio Quinteiro (theorbo, baroque guitar); Robert Howarth (harpsichord, organ); Mhairi Lawson (soprano) rec. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Salehurst, East Sussex, February 27-March 1 2006; * Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, June 25, 2006 AVIE AV 2106 [77:51] [GPu]

An exciting mix of familiar and unfamiliar. Essential listening for all with an interest in Venetian baroque. Prepare to be instructed and moved. And delighted … see Full Review

Hermann Scherchen - de Purcell à Varèse Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No. 5 D485 (1816) [26:52] Symphony No. 6 D589 (1822) [31:28] Henry PURCELL (1659-1695) The Fairy Queen (extracts) (1692) [11:13] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1759-1795) Symphony No. 29 K201 (1774) [23:02] Edgar VARÈSE (1883-1965) Déserts (1954) [27:32] Vienna Symphony Orchestra, recorded 1950 (Schubert Symphony 5) Vienna State Opera Orchestra, recorded 1951 (Schubert Symphony 6) RTF Radio Symphony Orchestra, live recording 1954 (Purcell and Mozart) Orchestre National de France, world premiere 2 December 1954 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées de Paris (Varèse) TAHRA 599-600 [59:02 + 62:17][JW]

Scherchen the exploratory analyst as much as the Viennese inheritor.  ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Elisabeth SchumannAria Recordings 1926–1938 Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791) 1.  Exsultate jubilate, K 165: Alleluia [2:24]; 2.  Il re pastore: L’amerò, sarò costante [4:24]; Le nozze di Figaro: 3.  Non so più [3:27]; 4.  Venite, inginocchiatevi [3:13]; 5.  Voi che sapete [3:43]; 6. Deh vieni, non tardar [3:49]; Don Giovanni: 7. Batti, batti, o bel Masetto [3:45]; 8. Vedrai carino [3:24] Johann STRAUSS II (1825–1899) Die Fledermaus: 9. Mein Herr Marquis [3:24]; 10. Spiel’ ich die Unschuld vom Lande [3:24] Carl ZELLER (1842–1898) Der Vogelhändler: 11. Wie mein Ahn’l zwanzig Jahr [3:23]; 12. Wie mein Ahn’l zwanzig Jahr ’Nightingale Song’ [3:30]; Der Obersteiger: 13. Sei nicht bös’ [3:28] Carl Michael ZIEHRER (1843–1922) Der Landstreicher: 14. Sei gepriesen du lauschige Nacht [3:11]; Der Fremdenführer: 15. O Wien, mein liebes Wien [3:12] Heinrich BERTÉ (1858–1924) Das Dreimädelhaus: 16. Was macht glücklich [3:29] Richard HEUBERGER (1850–1914) Der Opernball: 17. Im chambre separée [2:45] Fritz KREISLER (1875–1962) Sissy: 18. Ich glaub’ das Glück [3:40] Josef STRAUSS (1827–1870) 19. Spährenklänge [3:38] Ralph BENATZKY (1884–1957) 20. Ich muss wieder einmal in Grinzing sein [3:24] Rudolf SIECZYNSKI (1879–1952) 21. Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume [3:25] Elisabeth Schumann (soprano) Orchestra/Georg Byng (1, 2, 5, 7, 8); Lawrance Collingwood (3, 4, 6, 12, 13, 18); Carl Alwin (9); Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Carl Alwin (10, 11); Orchestra/Walter Goehr (14-17, 20, 21); Leo Rosenek rec. 19 May 1926 (1, 5, 7); 7 June 1926 (2, 8); 1 February, 1927 (3, 4); 4 February, 1927 (6); 11 November 1927 (9); 6 September 1929 (10, 11); 17 February 1930 (12, 13); 23 June 1934 (19); 20 November 1935 (18); 25 November 1936 (16, 21); 11 March 1937 (14, 15); 8 June 1938 (20); 11 June 1938 (17). ADD NAXOS 8.111100 [72:12] [GF]

Grading the singing greats for loveliness and charm Elisabeth Schumann inevitably occupies the top position. This disc shows her at her most lovely. ... see Full Review

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Recitals Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) 1. Ave Maria [4.50]; 2. Die Forelle [2.22]; 3. Auf dem Wasser zu singen [3.29]; 4. Ungeduld [2.58]; 5. Der Musensohn [2.18]; 6. Was bedeutet die Bewegung [5.19] Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) 7. Feldeinsamkeit [3.45]; 8. Therese [1.57]; 9. Der Tod das ist die kuhle Nacht [3.13]; 10. Wiegenlied [1.53]; 11. Von ewiger Liebe [4.45]; 12. Wie Melodien zieht es mir [2.40]; 13. In stiller Nacht [3.11]; 14. Da unten in Tale [2.12]; 15. Meine Liebe is grun [1.43]; 16. Liebestreu [2.23]; 17. Vergebliches Standchen [1.52] Jean Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) 18. Dein Gesang, Nachtigall [6.29] Richard LEVERIDGE (1670-1758) 19. Sprach der alte Schafer [2.20] Michael ARNE (1740-1786) 20. Die Maid mit dem lieblichen Sinn [2.40] Giovanni Battista SAMMARTINI (1698-1775) 21. Weisse Schafchen [2.50] Cristoph Willibald GLUCK (1714-1787) 22. Einem Bach der fliesst [2.22] Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) 23. Wohl tauscht ihr Vogelein [1.47]; 24. Die Verschweigung [3.01] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 25. Das Geheimnis [1.52] Franz SCHUBERT 26. An den Fruhling [2.08] Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) 27. Volksliedchen [1.14] Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) piano: Giorgio Favoretto (1-6), Edwin Fischer (7-17) Michael Raucheisen (18-27) rec. Rome, 16 February 1952 (1-6), Rome, 21 February 1954 (7-17), Berlin, 7 October 1944 (18-27) ADD mono ARCHIPEL DESERT ISLAND COLLECTION ARPCD0295 [77.45]
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Lieder Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) 1. An Chloe [2.16] 2. Die Alte [4.27] 3. Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhlinge [1.58] 4. Abendempfindung [5.15] 5. Die Zauberer [2.02] Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 6. Wonne der Wehmut [2.43] Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) 7. Der Musensohn [2.00] 8. Seligkeit [2.21] 9. Die Forelle [2.08] 10. Litanei [5.25] 11. Ungeduld [2.50] 12. Gretchen am Spinnrade [3.22] Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) 13. Der Nussbaum [3.04] 14. Auftrage [2.17] Trad arr Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) 15. Da unten im Tale [2.19] 16. Och Mod’t ich well en Ding han! [1.41] 17. Vergebliches Standchen [1.38] Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) 18. Her gesagt bleibt’s nicht dabei [1.56] 19. Schlechtes Wetter [2.11] Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) 20. Wiegenlied (im Sommer) [3.12]; 21. Mausfallen-Spruchlein [1.06] 22. Schlafendes Jesuskind [3.25] 23. Epiphanias [4.29] 24. Was soll der Zorn mein Schatz [2.01] 25. Herr was tragt der Boden hier [2.54] 26. Wie glanzt der helle Mond [3.43] 27. Lebewohl [2.19] Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) piano: Walter Gieseking (1-3, rec 1954) Gerald Moore (4-6, 10, 11, 13-21, rec 1954) Edwin Fischer (7, 12, rec 1953) Karl Hudez (8, 9, rec 1946) Wilhelm Furtwangler (22-27, rec 1953) REGIS RRC1268 [75.15] [RMO]

Schwarzkopf in her early days – truly an eye opener … see Full Review

Sounds of Venice John CAGE (1912-1992) Sounds of Venice (1959) version 1 [3:49] Stefan LIENENKAMPER (b.1963) Mind the Gap… (2004)  [9:19] Alexander RASKATOV (b.1953) Stykhyra (2002) [10:58] Violeta DINESCU (b.1953) Ismaïl si Trunavitu (2003) [8:05] Bernd FRANKE (b.1959) Half-way house - SOLO XFACH (für Joseph Beuys) (2003) [19:47] Eckart BEINKE (b.1956) 68 - part one (2000) [11:24] John CAGE Sounds of Venice (1959) version 2 [3:49] Duo Conradi-Gehlen: Stefan Conradi & Bernd Gehlen. Rec. March 21-24, 2005 at Sendesaal Radio Bremen ANTES EDITION BMCD31.9224 [68:55] [DC]

Some tracks will ‘grab’ you more than others, but there is always something for the receptive mind to absorb and digest. ... see Full Review

Strange Imaginary Animals Jennifer HIGDON (b.1962) Zaka (2003) [12:50] Gordon FITZELL (b.1968) violence (2001) [9:46] Steven MACKEY Indigenous Instruments (1989) [17:34] David M. GORDON Friction Systems (2002; rev. 2005) [14:37] Gordon FITZELL evanescence (2006) [11:18] Dennis DESANTIS (b.1973) strange imaginary remix (2006) [5:33] eighth blackbird (Matt Albert (violin and viola); Molly Alicia Barth (flutes); Matthew Duvall (percussion); Lisa Kaplan (piano); Michael J. Maccaferri (clarinets); Nicholas Photinos (cello)) rec. Ball State University, 15-18 August 2005. DDD CEDILLE CDR 90000 094 [72:00] [DC]

I give it the modern-music ‘feel-good’ factor award  ... see Full Review

Trumpet Concertos Alexandra PAKHMUTOVA (b.1929) Concerto for Trumpet in B-flat (1955) [13:07] Eric EWAZEN (b.1954) Concerto for Trumpet and Strings (1990) [18:00] Anthony PLOG (b.1947) Concerto No.2 for Trumpet and Orchestra (1995) [27:59] John Holt (trumpet) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kirk Trevor rec. 24-28 November 2005, concert studio no.1 of Slovak Radio. DDD CRYSTAL RECORDS CD765 [59:29] [DC]

Some surprising and high class music and music-making. ... see Full Review

Twenty Great Pianists Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982) DE FALLA Ritual Fire Dance [3:22] Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1870-1941) PADEREWSKI Minuet [3:44] Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) SCHUBERT Marche Militaire No.1 [4:09] Sergei Rachmaninov ((1873-1943) RACHMANINOV Prelude in C Sharp Minor [3:36] Alfred Cortot (1877-1962) CHOPIN Waltz No.7 [2:54] Egon Petri (1881-1962) SCHUBERT arr.LISZT Erlkönig [4:33] Myra Hess (1890-1965) BACH Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring [3:11] Guiomar Novaes (1895-1979) CHOPIN Nocturne No.20 [3:20] Walter Gieseking (1895-1956) DEBUSSY Clair de Lune [4:48] Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991) SCHUMANN Arabesque [5:56] Simon Barere (1896-1951) LISZT Liebestraum No.3 [4:08] Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) FAURÉ Impromptu No.5 [1:58] Claudio Arrau (1903-1991) LISZT Theme & Variations [4 :12] Rudolf Serkin (1903-1991) BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.8 “ Pathétique” (2nd. Movement Adagio cantabile) [5:30] Vladimir Horowitz (1904-1989) HOROWITZ Variations on a theme from Bizet’s “Carmen” [3:36] Moura Lympany (1915-2005) RACHMANINOV Prelude No.6 [2:14] Shura Cherkassky (1911-1995) PROKOFIEV Suggestion Diabolique [2:30] Emil Gilels (1916-1985) RACHMANINOV Daisies [2:20] Alicia de Larrocha (b.1923) GRANADOS Andaluza (Playera) [4 :15] Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No.1 (Finale) [4:06] rec. Original Mono recordings 1919-1954. ADD LIVING ERA CLASSICS AJC 8563 [77:15][SA]

All in all these are remarkable aural documents and a must have for all piano music lovers. ... see Full Review

Viennafest Johann STRAUSS Sr (1804-1849) Radetsky March [3.13] Johann STRAUSS Jr (1825-1899) Overture to The Gypsy Baron [7.27]; Jager Polka (Hunstman Polka) [2.50]; Frühlingsstimmen Walzer (Voices of Spring Waltzes – Tracy Dahl, soprano [5.41]; Nachtigall Polka (Nightingale Polka) [3.26]; Studenten Polka (Students’ Polka) [2.53] Franz LEHÁR (1870-1948) Gold and Silver Waltzes [6.34] Johann STRAUSS Jr Im Sturmschritt Polka Schnell (At the double, fast polka) [2.52] Eduard STRAUSS (1835-1916) Mit Dampf Polka Schnell (At full steam, fast polka) [2.11] Franz LEHÁR Ballsirenen Walzer (Siren of the dances waltzes) from The Merry Widow [6.38] Emmerich KALMAN (1882-1953) Overture to Countess Maritza [4.13] Josef LANNER (1801-1843) Hofball-Tanze Walzer (Court Ball Waltzes [5.36] Oscar STRAUS (1870-1954) Walzertraume (Waltz Dreams) [6.45] Robert STOLZ (1880-1975) Zwei Herzen in Dreiviertelakt (Two hearts in three-quarter time) [2.42] Johann STRAUSS Jr Overture to Die Fledermaus [8.20] Rudolf SIECZYNSKI (1877-1952) Wien, Wien nur du allein (Vienna, City of my dreams) [4.33] Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel rec. Cincinnati, Ohio, February 2000. DDD TELARC CD80547 [77.24] [RMO]

Kunzel conducts with his usual panache – this album’s worth a twirl or two… see Full Review

Hyunah Yu - arias by Bach and Mozart Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750) Cantata BWV 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen [6:36]¹ Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791) Zaide, K 344/336b: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben [6:30]; Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen [4:52]; Trostlos schluchzet Philomele [7:15] Johann Sebastian BACH Wedding Cantata BWV 202, excerpts: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten [7:50]¹ ; Drum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnügen [0:45]; Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen [2:56]² ; Und dieses ist das Glücke [0:54]; Sich üben im Lieben [4:50]¹ Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden [4:06] Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino [3:25] Johann Sebastian BACH St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Er hat uns allen wohlgetan [1:11]; 13. Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben [5:11]³ Cantata BWV 151: Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kommt [11:54]³ Hyunah Yu (soprano) Vladislav Borovka (oboe solo)¹; Jan Fišer (violin solo); Jirí Sevčik (flute solo)³ Prague Philharmonia/Shuntaro Sato rec. 16–19 June 2006, CNSOP Hostivař Studios, Prague and 29 June, 2006 at Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon EMI CLASSICS DEBUT 0946 3 68255 2 6 [68:22] [GF]

A new well equipped lyrical soprano making her recording debut in a way that promises great things in the future ... see Full Review

BOOK REVIEWS

CageTalk Dialogues with & about John Cage Edited by Peter Dickinson University of Rochester Press ISBN 1-58046-237-5 RRP £20 hardback 265pp. [DC]

If you are anything like me you will find yourself being educated and cheered up at the same time. ... see Full Review

GRIEG: Music, Landscape and Norwegian identity Daniel M Grimley 2006 240 pp THE BOYDELL PRESS ISBN 1 84383 210 0 (hardcover) £50 [AOz]

We need books like this, particularly in an increasingly non-analytical society, to keep us focused on why music matters. ... see Full Review

 


Detailed listing (last five days)]
[Part 1 New]  
[Part 2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L] [Part 7 Misc M-Z]
[Recommended recordings]

 



Untitled Document


Reviews from previous months
Join the mailing list and receive a hyperlinked weekly update on the discs reviewed. details
We welcome feedback on our reviews. Please use the Bulletin Board
Please paste in the first line of your comments the URL of the review to which you refer.