Richard ALLAIN (b. 1965) Choral Music
Ch of Merton College Oxford/Benjamin Nicholas rec. 2017 DELPHIAN DCD34207 [64:08][JQ] A collection of eminently approachable and very worthwhile music in excellent performances.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No.3
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Horn Concerto No.1 -
William Caballero (horn)
Pittsburgh SO/Manfred Honeck
rec. 2012/17 REFERENCE RECORDINGS FR-728 SACD [65:17] [NB] All in all, another triumph for this magnificent musical, creative and technical team.
BRONSART von SCHELLENDORFF (1830-1913)
& Anton URSPRUCH (1850-1907)
Piano Concertos - Emmanuel Despax (piano) BBC
Scottish SO/Eugene Tzigane rec. 2017 HYPERION
CDA68229 [75:25] [EJW] Recommended
with enthusiasm, especially for the Bronsart.
OF THE MONTH
Nouvelles suites de clavecin - Christophe
Rousset (harpsichord) rec. 2018 HARMONIA
MUNDI HMM902501.02 [79:12 + 67:22]
[SG] This release stands tall and would grace
any Baroque collection.
Arnold ROSNER (1945–2013) Orchestral Music
Vol. 2 -
London PO/Nick Palmer rec. 2017 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0465 [72:09]
[RB] Incessant persistence, cool limpidity, gaunt, statuesque and imposing.
Poul RUDERS (b. 1949)
Occam’s Razor -
David Starobin (guitar)
rec. 2007-18 BRIDGE 9500 [52:28] [SSi] David Starobin is the backbone of this recording, which proves to be an important and entertaining addition to the growing catalogue of Poul Ruders music on disc.
Robert SCHUMANN (1801-1856) Piano Concerto
Norbert BURGM‹LLER (1810-1836) Symphony No. 2 -
Colibrž Ens/Alexander Lonquich (piano) rec. 2017 ODRADEK ODRCD355 [63:04]
[DJB] Even putting the substantial sound issues aside, the Schumann is simply up against too much competition, but the BurgmŁller has definite appeal.
SHERWOOD (1866–1939) Double
Concerto Frederic Hymen COWEN (1852–1935)
Symphony No.5 - Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
Joseph Spooner (cello) BBC Concert O/John Andrews
rec. 2016 EM RECORDS EMRCD047 [77:49]
[JW] This is a really excellent and exploratory
release in every way.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Lark Ascending, Fantasia on Greensleeves,
Job - David Juritz (violin) Philharmonia
O/Barry Wordsworth, Consort of London/Robert
Haydon Clark rec. 1990/1 ALTO ALC1384
[66:38] [RB] A very fine Job with
many rewarding pages and details that will reach
out to gratify the listener.
OF THE MONTH
if the mesh of words were broken
Lieder in the late 20th century and beyond - Clare Lesser (soprano) David Lesser (piano)
rec. 2016/17 M…TIER MSV28567
[63:13] [JF] An outstanding CD,
brilliantly performed by both artists.
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