Luis Carlos FIGUEROA (b. 1923)
String Quartet -
Wilson Casallas (piano) Bryan Muñoz (flute)
Conservatorio Ntl Colombia SO/Guerassim Voronkov,
TOCCATA CLASSICS Toccata Classics introduces yet another interesting unknown; the Suite is a real standout [DJB] Toccata are always up for the challenge of the unfamiliar. Are you? This is attractive music that is well worth your ear-time [RB].
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GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Works for Piano and
Orchestra - Jeffrey Siegel (piano) Saint Louis SO/Leonard Slatkin rec.
1974 BRILLIANT CLASSICS [JWh]
A classic Vox recording and an incredible bargain.
(b. 1948) Works for ensemble - Ars Nostra Ens rec. 2012 NORTH/SOUTH
Syncretic or not, this is a
(1659-1695) Dido and Aeneas - Vivica Genaux (soprano)
Henk Neven (baritone) Accentus, O Opéra Harmonique Rouen Haute-Normandie/Vincent Dumestre
rec. 2014 ALPHA DVD [CC]
Altogether a most
fascinating DVD, superbly performed.
(1835-1921) Symphony 3, Danse macabre, Cyprès
et Lauriers, - Vincent Warnier (organ) O Ntl de Lyon/Leonard
Slatkin rec. 2013/14 NAXOS [MC]
agreeable release that promised a lot more than it delivered.
Mátyás SEIBER (1905-1960) Ulysses, Elegy,
Three Fragments - Alexander Young (tenor) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Peter Pears
(narrator) London SO/David Atherton, London PO, Melos Ens/Mátyás Seiber rec.
1960/72 LYRITA [JS]
Should reawaken interest in a great but sadly short-lived composer ... excellent performances and no need to apologise for the sound.
Best of British
Piano Works by Bridge, Lambert & Reizenstein - Peter
Jacobs, John McCabe, Philip Martin (pianos) rec. 1989/91 CONTINUUM
“Best of British” and proud
of it too.
Devy Erlih (violin) Sonatas by Bach, Beethoven & Ravel and
works by de Falla, Sarasate & Tartini -
Maurice Bureau (piano)
A fine addition to Erlih’s regrettably small current discography.
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