Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
(1770-1827) Symphonies 1 & 2 - O Wiener Akademie/Martin
Haselböck rec. 2014 ALPHA [BR] Very good
Beethoven performances by an excellent period-instrument orchestra,
undermined by absurd booklet notes.
(1810-1849) Barabino Chopin Vol. 4 - Adolfo Barabino (piano)
London SO/Lee Reynolds rec. 2014 CLAUDIO DVD-A [DBi] Lovely sensitive performances beautifully recorded. A
FITZENHAGEN (1848-1890) Cello Concertos Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY
(1840-1893) Variations on a Rococo Theme - Alban Gerhardt
(cello) Deutsches SO Berlin/Stefan Blunier rec. 2013 HYPERION [MC] Those interested in virtually
forgotten late-Romantics might well want to explore. The music is superbly
Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Trios
Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Quartets - Barthold
Kuijken (transverse flute), Piet Kuijken (fortepiano), Wieland Kuijken
(cello), Ewald Demeyere (harpsichord), Ann Cnop (viola) rec.2014 ACCENT [JV] Even
if you have good recordings of these works in your collection there
is every reason to add this set.
SCHÖNBERG (1874-1951) Pelleas und Melisande; Violin Concerto
- Kolja Blacher (violin)
Gürzenich O Köln/Markus Stenz OEHMS CLASSICS [DC] Don't be put off by Mr Schönberg - he was a fun guy, really
Phyllis TATE (1911-1987)
The Lodger -
Owen Brannigan (bass), Johanna Peters (mezzo),
BBC Northern Singers & O/Sir Charles Groves
Of considerable interest as a piece of its period.
Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The
Queen of Spades - Misha Didyk (tenor)
Tatiana Serjan (soprano) Larissa Diadkova (contralto) Bavarian RSO &
Ch/Mariss Jansons rec. 2014 BR KLASSIK
[ST] A worthy memento
of what must have been some very engaging concerts.
WOLF (1735-1792) String Quartets - Pleyel Qt Köln rec.
2012 CPO [DC] Surprisingly inventive
– you can’t go wrong with E.W. Wolf.
Musik Works for alto saxophone and piano - Duo Disecheis
rec. 2013 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94874 [ST] Never
less than classy ... probably most of interest to specialists.
of Film Music Hollywood Blockbusters 1960s-1980s -
London PO/John Mauceri rec. 2013 LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
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worth hearing; a fair recording, too [DM] John Mauceri and the LPO
treat us to great night at the movies [JQ].
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