Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Clavierübung Part III - James Johnstone
(organ) rec. 2012 METRONOME [MR] Much intelligent stylistic
thought is evident here, but doesn’t solve
the problems of presenting the Clavierübung
BRAHMS (1833-1897) &
Max REGER (1873-1916) Clarinet
Quintets - Sharon Kam (clarinet) Isabelle van
Keulen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé (violins) Volker
Jacobsen (viola) Gustav Rivinius (cello) rec.
2014/15 BERLIN CLASSICS [BR] An excellent, and surprisingly
Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
'Study' Symphony - Philharmonie Festiva/Gerd Schaller rec. 2015 HÄNSSLER PROFIL [RMo] More intriguing than memorable, especially for the Bruckner completist.
Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) A Village Romeo and Juliet - John Wakefield (tenor) Elsie Morison (soprano)
Sadler’s Wells Ch & O/Meredith Davies rec. 1962 PRISTINE AUDIO [PCG] A real sense of magic in this performance which is most attractive.
Aram KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978) & Einojuhani RAUTAVAARA (b. 1928) Flute Concertos - Sharon Bezaly (flute) Sao Paulo SO/Enrique Diemecke; Lahti SO/Dima Slobodeniouk rec. 2010/14 BIS [BBu] The Khachaturian is more engaging than the two versions of Rautavaara’s ‘Dance of the Winds’.
Leopold KOŽELUCH (1747-1818) Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. 6 - Kemp English (fortepiano)
rec. 2012 GRAND PIANO [PRB] This musical snapshot of Koželuch’s ongoing development in terms of his piano sonatas would again grace any collection.
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The Complete Symphonies - State Academic SO/Evgeny Svetlanov rec. 1967 MELODIYA [RB] Vivid, risk-taking music-making. Svetlanov in the 1960s is no perpetrator of Stepford Wives-style risk-averse Tchaikovsky.
‘La Cetra’ concertos -
Gianpiero Zanocco (violin), L'Arte
dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo (baroque
violin) rec. 2014
BRILLIANT CLASSICS [MC] A fine recording, which bears
comparison with the best alternatives
aire se serena Music from
the Courts and Cathedrals of 16th-Century Spain
- Seldom Sene rec. 2015 BRILLIANT CLASSICS
[JV] A disc to treasure.
Music for Cello & Orchestra
Works by Braga Santos Costa, Freitas Branco &
Lopes-Graça - Bruno Borralhinho (cello), Gulbenkian
Neves rec. 2015 NAXOS [JF] A thought-provoking CD of unfamiliar
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