AUBER (1782-1871) Ouvertures
et ballets rares - Gothenburg
Opera O/B. Tommy Andersson rec. 2000 STERLING
[RMay] An enjoyable
romp through some unfamiliar but tuneful works.
BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Romeo et
Juliette - Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano)
Kenneth Tarver (tenor) Evgeny Nikitin (bass-baritone)
Guildhall School Singers, London SO & Ch/Valery
Gergiev rec. 2013 LSO LIVE [RK] More energy than grace
in a recording unlikely to dislodge old favourites.
GOETZ (1840-1876) Piano Concertos
Nos 1 & 2, Spring Overture - Davide Cabassi
(piano) Magdeburg PO/Kimbo Ishii rec. 2014 NAXOS
[BSt] Given the
price, I think this Naxos disc is now the front
runner for this music.
des Prés (c.1440–1521)
Missa Di dadi, Missa Une mousse de
Biscaye - The Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips
Another fine success in The Tallis Scholars’
wonderful Josquin series.
SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) & Ernest
CHAUSSON (1855-1899) Piano Quartets - Schubert Ens rec.
2016 CHANDOS [IL] Very rewarding in every sense.
SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Piano
Sonatas Vol. 3 - Vladimir Feltsman
(piano) rec. 2015 NIMBUS ALLIANCE[RMo] The latest instalment in Feltsman’s
Schubert cycle lives up to the high standard
of its predecessors and is warmly recommended.
OF THE MONTH
SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Cello Concerto,
Piano Trio No. 1 - Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Isabelle Faust (violin) Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano)
Freiburger Barock O/Pablo Heras-Casado rec.
2014 HARMONIA MUNDI [ST] Among the most important of
recent recordings of the composer's music.
SCOTT (1879-1970) Dawn
and Twilightt: The First & Last Violin
Sonatas: The First & Last Violin
Sonatas - Andrew Kirkman (violin) Clipper
Erickson (piano) rec. 2013 AFFETTO RECORDS
[RB] Style-apt playing
and warm, up-close sound in these examples of
constant efflorescence and tropically curvaceous
Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741) Cello Sonatas - Marco Ceccato (cello); Accademia Ottoboni
rec. 2013 ALPHA [BW] Alpha now have two very worthwhile selections of these sonatas in their inexpensive Collection series.
- Capella de Ministrers, Musica Reservata Barcelona/Carles
Magraner rec. 2015 CAPELLA DE MINISTRERS
world premiere of John Joubert's opera Jane Eyre will be held, as a
concert performance, at Ruddock Hall, Birmingham on October 25. It will be
recorded by Somm Records.
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