ALFVÉN (1872-1960) Cantatas Vol.
2 - Malmo Opera O
& Ch/Arvo Volmer rec. 2003 STERLING
and, for the most part, well-recorded, this
is warmly recommended to all lovers
of Scandinavian music or Romantic choral music
BARTÓK (1882-1945) Romanian Folk Dances,
Bagatelles, Improvisations on Hungarian
Peasant Songs, Mikrokosmos - Cédric
Tiberghien (piano) rec. 2015 HYPERION
recorded … beautifully played.
Vincenzo BELLINI (1801-1835)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Joyce DiDonato (mezzo) Olga Kulchynska (soprano)
Zürich Opera Ch, Philharmonia Zürich/Fabio Luisi rec. 2015 ACCENTUS MUSIC DVD [ST] We don’t have a “pleasant surprise” award, but if we had I’d bestow it here.
GOUÉ (1904-1946) Chamber
Music Vol. 3 - Elmira Darvarova, Kristi
Helberg (violin) Ronald Carbone, David Cerutti
(viola) Samuel Magill, Wendy Sutter (cello)
Damien Top (tenor) Linda Hall (piano) rec. 2012
All concerned do full justice to these attractive
Maria NANINO (1544-1607)
Music for 4, 5 and
8 Voices - Gruppo Vocale Ŕrsi
& Tčsi/Tony Corradini rec. 2015 TOCCATA
CLASSICS [JV] The
first disc entirely devoted to the music of
Nanino - lovers of renaissance music should
ROSSINI (1792-1868) Il Viaggio A Rheims -
Alessandra Marianelli (soprano) Bruno Praticň (bass) Virtuoso
Brunensis/Antonino Fogliani rec. 2014 NAXOS [GF] An attractive recording, well worth the modest outlay.
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Complete String Quartets
- Brodsky Qt
rec. 2016 CHANDOS [DC] A rare treat.
Duo Sessions Works by
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Julia Fischer (violin) Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)
rec. 2014 ORFEO [LW] A superbly performed programme of 20th century duos for violin and cello.
Refuge from the Flames The Savonarola Legacy
rec. 2015 HARMONIA MUNDI [JQ] A second imaginative and stimulating programme from ORA, expertly performed.
German Organ Music from the Late Romantic
Period Gerhard Weinberger (organ)
rec. 2015 TYXART CLASSICS [MR] Heavyweight and obscure German
romanticism alleviated by a lovely organ, outstanding
playing and an excellent recording.
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