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Franz Ignaz BECK (1734-1809) L’isle déserte Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Samantha Gaul (soprano), La Stagione Frankfurt/Michael Schneider rec. 2019
CPO 555 336-2 [55:39] [DC]
Much more than just a historical rarity.
Philippe GAUBERT (1879-1941)
Miniatures Various performers rec. 2019-2021
CALLIOPE CAL2189 [76:27] [SG]
Music that combines impressionism, mellifluous lyricism and graceful refinement.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Arrangements for Piano Duet
Vol. 6 Eckerle Piano Duo
rec. 2019 NAXOS8.572882 [60:26] [JWe]
Wonderful playing here, shedding new light on the original versions of these works.
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Der Rosenkavalier Dame Kiri te Kanawa (soprano), Aage Haugland
(bass), Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus/Sir Georg Solti rec. 1985
OPUS ARTE OA1341D DVD [197 mins] [PCG]
Sir Georg and Dame Kiri make this archival video essential viewing.
Adriatic Voyage Seventeenth-century music from Venice to Dalmatia The Marian Consort/Rory McCleery,
The Illyria Consort/Bojan Čičič rec. 2020 DELPHIAN DCD34260 [58:26]
Fine performances by all concerned, but a lack of variety in
the music itself left me rather cold.
Ivry Gitlis (violin) In memoriam "inédits et introuvables" rec. 1937-2010
RHINE CLASSICS RH-019 [9 CDs: 661:19] [JW]
compendious and valuable Gitlis box, and a fitting memorial and
Gregorian Chant: World-Famous Recordings
Choir of the Carmelite Priory, London; Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice and Saint-Maur, Clervaux rec. 1959/61
ALTO ALC1436 [77:10] [MS]
Two monastic choirs perform two collections of plainchant in quite different styles.
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