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Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Trio Sonatas & Flute Concertos
- Alexis Kossenko (transverse flute) Arte dei Suonatori,
Les Ambassadeurs rec. 2005/14 ALPHA 821
[3 CDs: 2144:39] [JV] This set is definitely one of the
best productions of music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to have been
Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Köthener Trauermusik - Sabine
Devieilhe (soprano) Damien Guillon (counter-tenor) Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
Christian Immler (bass) Ens Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon rec. 2014 HARMONIA
MUNDI HMC902211 [73:53] [JQ] A notable parody score by Bach
in a fine performance.
10 Sonatas in 4 Parts
- The King’s Consort rec. 2013 VIVAT MUSIC FOUNDATION
VIVAT106 [53:20] [DC]
Top of a not very big pile.
RACHMANINOV (1875-1943) Piano
Concerto 2, Symphony
3 - Cyril Smith (piano) London SO, Liverpool
PO, BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent rec. 1931-1953 GUILD
HISTORIC GHCD 2423 [76:38] [SG]
Recordings from more than six decades ago that
deserve to be heard.
SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856)
- Peter Schreier (tenor) Norman Shetler (piano)
rec. 1972-74 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94694
[4 CDs: 256:24] [GF]
A cultural achievement and at budget price.
Seize the opportunity.
OF THE MONTH
Wilhelm STENHAMMAR (1871-1927)
Piano Sonata 4 Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Valse
triste, Impromptus, Finlandia - Cassandra
Wyss (piano) rec.
2014 CAPRICCIO C5229 [76:14] [SSi] An excellent follow-up
to Wyss's earlier Stenhammar disc.
TCHAIKOVSKY (1925-1996) Piano Quintet, The War Suite -
Olga Solovieva (piano) Maxim Anisimov (clarinet) Vanbrugh Qt rec. 2012/13
NAXOS 8.573207 [66.47] [MC] A most accessible and agreeable
way of exploring the music of Boris Tchaikovsky.
and His Circle Paul Guinery
(piano) rec. 2011 STONE RECORDS 5060192780130
[72:25] [EML] An extremely
interesting, well-put-together disc; highly
A Musical Dedication - Christoph Denoth (guitar) rec.
2012 SIGNUM SIGCD404 [71:46] [JW] Thoughtful playing,
although ultimately lacking in those qualities that elevate the music’s
- La Signora Regale Arias and Scenes
from Porpora to Rossini - Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo)
Accademia degli Astrusi, La Stagione Armonica/Federico
Ferri rec. 2013 DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 88725479862
[44:14 + 53:21] [BW] Raises
Anna Bonitatibus even higher in my estimation.
& RECENT ARTICLES
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MWI Recommends - Prokofiev
symphony 5 & Tchaikovsky violin concerto.
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