Battista BASSANI (1647/1650?-1716)
- Ens Les Nations/Maria Luisa Baldassari Rec.
2014 TACTUS [JV] A musically attractive oratorio
which receives an overall convincing interpretation.
MASSENET (1842 – 1912)
- Annick Massis (soprano) O & Ch Opéra Royal de Wallonie,
Liège/Patrick Davin rec. 2014 DYNAMIC
one trying this should be seriously
Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
- Quatuor Cambini-Paris rec. 2013-2014 AMBROISIE
Cambini-Paris accounts are all very fine, and
different enough from those of the Quatuor Mosaïque
to make a valuable supplement to that long established
OF THE MONTH
Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Violin
Concertos - Isabelle Faust (violin) Il
Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini rec.
MUNDI [ST] It brings all that is best about period
Cotter NIXON (1842–1907)
Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 1 - Ana Török
(violin) Kodály PO/Paul Mann rec. 2016
TOCCATA CLASSICS [JQ] A fascinating very early British symphonic
poem receives a fine first recording.
RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano
Concerto No.2, Preludes Pyotr Ilyich
TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Piano
Concerto No.1 - Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Leningrad PO/Kurt Sanderling, Yevgeni Mravinsky
rec. 1958/59 MINUET [RMo] I cannot see any great case
for desiring this.
Arrau (piano) The Complete RCA Victor &
Columbia Album Collection rec. 1941-52
SONY CLASSICAL [JW] This well transferred set
will prove attractive.
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)
In War and Peace
Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev
rec. 2016 ERATO [BW] Very minor reservations apart, this is a stunningly good recording.
Aldo Ferraresi (violin)
Art of Violin 1
RHINE CLASSICS [JW] This new box does
Ferraresi’s memory proud.
Hélène Grimaud (piano)
Water - Works by Berio, Takemitsu, Faure, Liszt, Albeniz
& Sawnhey - Nitin
Sawhney (keyboard, guitar) rec. 2014/15 DEUTSCHE
GRAMMOPHON [CC] A
rewarding ‘concept’ recital by Grimaud,
with interesting contributions from Nitin Sawhney.
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