ARTYOMOV (b.1940) In Memoriam,
Lamentations, Pietŕ, Tristia - Academic SO
Moscow State Philharmonic/Dmitri Kitaenko rec.
1986-94 DIVINE ART DDA25175
[71:28] [EJW] The music is, at times, challenging
and requires work from the listener.
BEACH (1867-1944) & Ethel SMYTH
(1858-1944) Violin Sonatas Clara SCHUMANN (1819-1896) Romances
Tasmin Little (violin) John Lenehan (piano) rec. 2018 CHANDOS
CHAN20030 [71:27] [SSi] This will certainly be a front runner in my deliberations for my choice for Recording of the Year.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Mass in C,
Leonore Overture No. 3 - Bavarian RSO & Ch/Mariss Jansons
rec. 2018 BR KLASSIK 900170 [58:37] [MC]
Lucid and buoyant with no shortage of drama.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Piano Quartet
No. 1 Sir Hubert PARRY (1848-1918) Elegy -
Gälve SO/Jaime Martin rec. 2017 ONDINE ODE1314-2 [53:13] [JQ] First class performances of two very different musical homages to Brahms.
DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Violin
Concerto, Sonatina Wolfgang Amadeus
MOZART (1756-1791) Violin Concerto
No. 3 - Vása Příhoda (violin) Maria Bergmann
(piano) Radio-SO Stuttgart SWR/Hans Müller-Kray
rec. 1951-1956 SWR CLASSIC SWR19072CD
[76:18] [JW] For those who don’t own
these recordings, they are very much worth your
Gottfried von EINEM (1918-1996)
Concerto for Orchestra, Hunyadi László, Nachtstück,
Serenade - Berlin RSO/Johannes Kalitzke
rec. 2018 CAPRICCIO C5357 [60:00] [SG]
A standout disc offering generous rewards.
Venezia 1607 - L'EsaEns,
Baschenis Ens/Sergio Chierici rec. 2013 TACTUS
TC561309 [64:02] [JV] A missed opportunity.
Sir Michael TIPPETT (1905-1998) Symphonies Nos
3 & 4 -
BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins rec. 2018 HYPERION CDA68231/2 [57:49 + 62:48]
[JF] Fine performances of works that have been somewhat neglected of recent.
The Oscillating Revenge of the Background Instruments ORBI rec. 2017/18
BIS BIS2297 [72:53] [RHa] Great fun and some superb musicianship –
this will be the only album this year to combine
the likes of Dutch death metal, Kurt Weill,
Muse, and Emil Tabakov.
Stokowski (conductor) Wartime NBC Premičres -
Eduard Steuermann (piano) NBC SO rec. 1942-44
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC536 [64:52+72:03]
[JW] For Stokowski adherents, this is pretty
much a mandatory purchase.
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