CORIGLIANO (b.1938) Symphony No. 1
Michael TORKE (b.1961) Bright
Blue Music Aaron COPLAND (1900-1990)
Appalachian Spring - Ntl Orch Inst PO/David
Alan Miller rec. 2015 NAXOS [NB] A pretty remarkable achievement,
especially in the Corigliano, for a group of
young players who had been together for barely
a month and by that measure alone well-worth
hearing and applauding.
ELGAR (1857-1934) Symphony
No. 1, In the South - O Accademia Nazionale
Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano rec. 2012-2013
ICA CLASSICS [GPJ] Characteristically thrilling live
performances from Pappano of these two Elgar
Louis-Ferdinand HÉROLD (1791-1833) Piano Concertos - Angéline Pondepeyre (piano); WRD Rundfunkorchester Köln/Conrad van Alphen
rec. 2010 ET’CETERA [DJB] Appalling production values and cost reduce the desirability of this reissue.
LIEUWEN (b.1953) Concertos -
Slovak Ntl SO/Franz Anton Krager; Texas Music
Fest O/Franz Anton Krager rec. 2010-13 MSR
CLASSICS [JF] The
composer could not have wished for better advocates
for his music that the present soloists, orchestra
POOLE (c1629-1692) Sonata, Divisions
& Dances - Transports Publics rec. 2014
MUSICA FICTA [JV] Lovers of consort music shouldn't
hesitate to add this disc to their collection.
RÓŻYCKI (1883-1953) &
Ignacy FRIEDMAN (1882-1948)
Piano Quintets - Jonathan Plowright (piano)
Szymanowski Qt rec. 2015 HYPERION [BSt] Both works get good performances
and recorded sound, but that by Friedman is
rather more rewarding than that by
SATIE (1866-1925) Socrate - Barbara Hannigan (soprano)
Reinbert de Leeuw (piano) rec. 2015 WINTER
& WINTER [50:51] [DC] Highly
(1660-1725) La Gloria di Primavera
- Philharmonia Baroque Ch & O/Nicholas McGegan - rec. 2015 PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE BD-A
[BW] Small reservations apart, well worth having.
und Isolde - Stephen Gould,
Evelyn Herlitzius, Ch & O
Bayreuther Festspiele/Christian Thielemann rec.
2015 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON Blu-ray [ST] I
hold this film in special affection because
it reminds me of my year at the Festival, but
I understand how it might polarise viewers.
Christiane Karg (soprano) Portrait - Burkhard Kehring, Malcolm Martineau
(piano) Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen BERLIN
A perfect introduction to the art of one of
the best present-day sopranos.
world premiere of John Joubert's opera Jane Eyre will be held, as a
concert performance, at Ruddock Hall, Birmingham on October 25. It will be
recorded by Somm Records.
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