Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
Il Borgomastro di Saardam - Giorgio Caoduro (baritone)
Ch & O Donizetti Opera/Roberto Rizzi Brignoli rec. 2017
Admirers of Irina Dubrovskaya should jump at the opportunity to have her in a scrumptious role like this.
Friedrich CERHA (b. 1926) Chamber
works - Swiss Chamber Soloists rec. 2015 CLAVES 50-1816
[55:06] [RB] Dissonant and inventive, angular fury and disillusion, witchery and buzzing strangeness.
François FRANCŒUR (1698-1787)
Violin sonatas - Kreeta-Maria Kentala (violin),
Lauri Pulakka (cello),
Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord) rec. 2018
[63:38 + 60:34] [SSi]
This set is an excellent introduction to Francœur's music, especially as it is performed with such panache.
Domenico GABRIELLI (c.1659-1690) Ricercari for solo cello, Sonatas Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660-1725) Sonatas - Guadalupe López Iñiguez (baroque cello),
Marrku Luolajan-Mikkola (baroque cello),
Olli Hyyrynen (baroque guitar, archlute),
Lauri Honkavirta (harpsichord) rec. 2017
ALBA ABCD412 SACD
Fascinating very early music for solo and accompanied cello.
Stuart GREENBAUM (b. 1966) The Thin Blue Line
Ken Murray (guitar)
rec. 2016/17 ABC CLASSICS 4816971 [55.07] Return Journey
Konrad Olszewsli (piano)
rec. 2016/17 ABC CLASSICS 4816973 [63.33] [GH]
Greenbaum is fortunate that friends, who are also the dedicatees, have recorded his music so sympathetically.
Edward LODER (1809-1865)
Raymond & Agnes - Majella Cullagh (soprano) Mark Milhofer
(tenor) Retrospect Opera Ch,
Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Richard Bonynge
rec. 2017 RETROSPECT OPERA RO005 [72:44 + 75:52]
[JF] I believe that it would make a stunning addition to the repertoire of one of the great opera companies.
Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767)
Sacred Arias - GSO Consort/Gudrun Sidonie Otto (soprano) rec. 2015
CPO 555 091-2
Gudrun Sidonie Otto has done us a great favour by turning her attention to this highly interesting and musically compelling aria collection.
Even Such is Time Works by Finzi, Leighton,
Howells & Walton -
Ch of Christ's College, Cambridge/David Rowland
rec. 2017 REGENT REGCD511 [71:55] [JQ]
The Christ’s College choir can be proud of their achievements in this recital.
Ivan Moravec (piano) Concertos
by Grieg, Prokofiev & Ravel - ,
Czech PO/Yuri Simonov, Karel Ančerl,
Prague SO/Miklós Erdélyi rec. 1967-84
Three fine live performances to delight Moravec admirers and to entice those new to him.
The Solitary Cello
Works by Kodály, Dutilleux & Britten -
Oren Shevlin (cello) rec. 2000 CLAUDIO RECORDS CC5046-2 [64.07]
Polished performances, truthfully recorded, which provide a fine introduction to these works.
Famous Father Girl
by Jamie Bernstein publ. 2018 Harper Collins [JQ]
A book that all those interested in the phenomenon that was Leonard Bernstein should read.
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