Max BRUCH (1838-1920)
Violin Concertos 2 & 3 -
Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
London SO/Richard Hickox
Part of the Chandos tribute to their much-loved violinist.
GOTTSCHALK (1829-1869) Solo Piano Music - Steven
Mayer (piano) rec. 2014 NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS [DM] Lacklustre performances and sound; Mayer’s Gottschalk
is no match for the best in the catalogue.
(b. 1959) St Luke Passion -
Netherlands Radio PO & Ch/Markus Stenz rec.2014 CHALLENGE CLASSICS
SACD [DBi] An impressive new passion setting
recorded at the world premiere performance.
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VERDI (1813-1901) Messa da Requiem - Anja Harteros
(soprano) Daniela Barcellona (mezzo) Wookyung Kim (tenor) Georg Zeppenfeld
(bass) Munich PO & Ch/Lorin
Maazel rec. 2014 SONY CLASSICAL [MC] Awe-inspiring.
(1678-1741) Concerti per violino IV 'L'imperatore'
- Il Pomo d'Oro/Riccardo Minasi (violin) rec. 2011 NA¤VE
[JV] Minasi's performances lack the
expressivity even Vivaldi's music requires.
with the Shepherds Works by
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music for life, not just for Christmas.
OF THE MONTH
Wicks (violin) Five Decades of Treasured Performances
rec. 1946/95 MUSIC & ARTS [SG] This rewarding release constitutes a valuable addition to the slender
discography of this notable artist.
Beyond Black and White by Roger Woodward. Publ. 2014
ABC Books [JW]
This Janus-faced musician, a mediator between the past and the present, will still have much to say, and find much to play.
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