John Luther ADAMS (b. 1953) Four Thousand Holes Michael PISARO (b. 1961) Floating, drifting - Ian Pace (piano),
Simon Limbrick (percussion) rec. 2017
LOUTH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SOCIETY LCMS1701
Well performed, but the Pisaro is interminable.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Violin Concerto Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Violin Concerto - Janine Andrade (violin),
Hamburg Pro Musica/Hans-Jürgen Walther rec. c. 1959
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR1370
Two valuable documents making a welcome comeback to the catalogue in superb restorations, though I do have strong reservations regarding the Tchaikovsky.
David DIAMOND (1915–2005)
Symphony No. 6, Rounds, Romeo & Juliet -
Indiana University CO & PO/Arthur Fagen
rec. 2016/17 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS 8.559842 [65:00] [RB]
Music and readings that are telling, tough, thoughtful, emotionally fleet and powerfully recorded.
Duarte LOBO (c1565-1646)
Missa Vox clamantis Tomás Luis de VICTORIA (c1548-1611)
Missa Semile est regnum caelorum Sebastián de VIVANCO (c1551-1622) Magnificat - Truro Cathedral Ch/Christopher Gray, Luke Bond (organ)
If you love choral music of the Renaissance, this is a disc you should not miss.
Amanda MAIER (1853-1894) Preludes Julius RÖNTGEN (1855-1932)
Julklapp! & Neckens Polska Amanda MAIER & Julius RÖNTGEN Zwiegespräche - Bengt Forsberg (piano, organ), Hanna Aberg (voice), Cecilia
DB PRODUCTIONS DBCD185
An excellent addition to the growing discography of this married couple.
Johann Melchior MOLTER (1696-1765) Sinfonias & Cantatas
- Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano)
Reuss CO/Werner Ehrhardt rec. 2015 CPO 5550282 [72:27]
[CRo] A welcome addition to the
slender discography of Molter’s output.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756–1791) Piano Quartets
Kuijken Piano Qt rec. 2016 CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72758 SACD [66.34]
[RBe] Intensely musical performances.
Gráinne MULVEY (b. 1966)
Aeolus Christopher FOX (b.1955) untouch
rec. 2017 METIER MDS29006 [24:20] [JF] Something different, but still enjoyable.
Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Elégie - A Heart in Exile - Lucy Parham (piano), Henry Goodman (narrator)
[56:16 + 48:47] [RWe]
A fascinating exploration of the mighty Russian’s eventful life, strong opinions and superb piano music.
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphonies Nos
5 & 6 -
Royal Liverpool PO/Andrew Manze rec. 2017 ONYX 4184 [70:12]
Those who collect Manze’s Vaughan Williams cycle can hardly go wrong, even if other performances of either symphony are more satisfying.
by Tony Scotland
Shelf Lives [JF]
An attractive short read, which will appeal particularly to those with an enthusiasm for Lennox Berkeley.
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