Fritz BRUN (1878-1959)
Symphonischer Prolog - Moscow SO/Adriano
GUILD [RB] Discursive late-romantic stuff, well recorded and annotated.
OF THE MONTH
GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Rhapsody
in Blue, Piano Concerto, Variations
on ‘I Got Rhythm’, Preludes
- Mark Bebbington (piano) Royal PO/Leon Botstein
rec. 2015 SOMM [IL] A fresh, breezy penetrating
look at three Gershwin works for piano and orchestra.
Il’yich KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978)
Symphony 2, Lermontov Suite - Russian
PO/Dimitri Yablonsky rec. 2006 NAXOS
[MW] A fine recording
of an interesting, if not essential, symphony.
LINDBERG (b. 1958)
Al largo, Cello Concerto 2, Era
- Anssi Karttunen (cello) Finnish RSO/Hannu
Lintu rec. 2015 ONDINE SACD [HC] Another superb all-Lindberg
release from Ondine.
REGER (1873-1916) Complete Music
for Clarinet & Piano - Claudio Conti (clarinet)
Roberta Bambace (piano) rec. 2015 BRILLIANT
CLASSICS [SSi] A good
disc offering some wonderful music; sadly marred
by an overly bright piano sound.
SCHARWENKA (1847-1917) Violin Sonatas,
Suite - Natalia Prishepenko
(violin) Oliver Triendl (piano) rec. 2015 TYXART
[BSt] Another engaging
and approachable composer whose music is served
extremely well on this disc.
A Century of Song: Vol.
1: 1810-1820 - Michael Schade (tenor)
Lorna Anderson, Sylvia Schwartz (sopranos) Ann
Murray (mezzo) Florian Boesch (bass) Malcolm
Martineau (piano) rec. 2014/15 VIVAT
[JQ] The first excellent
release in what is likely to be an important
and rewarding series.
souffles et de machines Works
by Tremblay, Rabelo, Hamel & Edwards - Quasar
Saxophone Qt rec. 2015 COLLECTION QB
new works for saxophones and electronics.
String Quartet in Sweden A Cavalcade
of Its History rec. 1916-1964
CAPRICE [JW] A perfect route to chart the history
of the Swedish string quartet on disc between
the 1930s and early 60s.
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