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Sebastian BACHGoldberg Variations Nicholas Angelich (piano) rec. 2011 VIRGIN CLASSICS
you feel that there is too much subtlety in Bach interpretation these
days, Angelich might just be for you.
Sebastian BACHSt. John Passion
Peter Schreier (tenor) Olaf Bär (baritone) Marjana Lipovšek
(mezzo) Roberta Alexander (soprano) Robert Holl (bass) Leipzig Rundfunkchor,
Staatskapelle Dresden/Peter Schreier rec. 1988 NEWTON CLASSICS
KAISERPassion Music Capella
Orlandi Bremen/Thomas Ihlenfeldt rec. 2009 CPO
un-dramatic interpretations are particularly unfitting
PEJAČEVICSymphony, Phantasie Concertante
Volker Banfield (piano) Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz/Ari
Rasilainen rec. 2008 CPO
Symphony is a pleasing discovery if not totally compelling while the
Phantasie Concertante is hyper-romantic fun.
SCHUBERTPiano Sonatas 4 & 13, Wandererfantasie
Eldar Nebolsin (piano) rec. 2009 NAXOS
worth considering, especially at the price.
RACHMANINOV Piano Pieces Sergei Rachmaninov
(piano) rec. 1929/40 ST-LAURENT STUDIO
have effortlessly outstripped RCA.
by Sterndale Bennett & Howells & a reading of Tennyson's Maud Stephen Roberts (baritone) Terence Allbright
(piano) Gabriel Woolf (reader) PRELUDE RECORDS
failed to impress.
Fünf Bruchstücke, Elegie Jörg Widmann (clarinet) Heinz Holliger
(piano) Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken/Christoph Poppen rec.
ECM NEW SERIES
superb release is the best introduction possible to Widmann’s hugely
Golden Age of Light MusicConfetti
rec. 1949-59 GUILD LIGHT MUSIC
ingeniously compiled selection, giving as ever great value for money.
VirtuosoWorks by Tartini, Bach, Wieniawski & Franck
Ray Chen (violin) Noreen Polera (piano) rec. 2010 SONY
this disc is a powerful argument that Chen is on his way to becoming
the virtuoso the cover says he is!
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