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A superb 90th birthday recording

A top recommendation.

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Tchaikovsky Sibelius


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Thursday May 25th
207 reviews completed so far this month

Eyvind ALNAES (1872-1932) Symphony, Piano Concerto - Hĺvard Gimse (piano) Oslo PO/Elvind Aadland rec. 2016 LAWO CLASSICS [GH] For any one searching for an Alnaes disc to add to their library, I can see no reason why this disc could not make a natural starting point.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) & Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Choral Music -  Carice Singers/George Parris rec. 2016 NAXOS [RB] A stunning disc in every aspect.

Felix DRAESEKE (1835-1913) Quintets, Scene for violin & piano - Soloists Ens Berlin, Breuninger Qt rec. 2009 CPO [SG] Music too good to miss.

César FRANCK (1822-1890) Violin Sonata Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Romance Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937) Violin Sonata, Romance, Notturno e Tarantella - Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano) rec. 2016 CHANDOS [SB] I greatly enjoyed this recital.

Salomone ROSSI (c1570-c1630) The Songs of Solomon - Profeti della Quinta rec. 2008 PAN CLASSICS [JV] An interesting and enjoyable disc.

Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) The Collection rec. 1964-2002 WARNER CLASSICS A Portrait rec. 1983-2013 RICERCAR [SSi] The question which of these box sets to go for is answered simply: both. Each of them offer a fine collection of Telemann’s music in excellent performances.

French Piano Concertos Works by Boulanger, Françaix, Poulenc, Ravel & Tailleferre - Florian Uhlig (piano) Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern/Pablo González rec. 2015 SWR MUSIC [LW] A curate’s egg, but recommended to those who want these particular works.

Martin Luther and Music Bach-Chor Siegen, Johann Rosenmüller-Ens/Ulrich Stötzel rec. 2011 CPO [ST] The performances are good, but the historical documentation leaves much to be desired, so the disc can’t be wholeheartedly recommended.

Poems & Pictures Works by Ravel, Schubert & Mussorgsky - Leticia Gómez-Tagle (piano) ARS PRODUKTION SACD [GPJ] Thoughtful yet fully realised performances of two of the greatest and most challenging masterpieces for the piano, played by this brilliant Mexican artist.

Silence On Joue - Take 2 La Pieta/Angele Dubeau (violin) rec. 2016 ANALEKTA [BMC] An interesting collection of music taken from film scores, arranged for a string ensemble.


[New] National Discography updates by Mike Herman
British Symphonies
French Symphonies
Previous updates
British & Commonwealth Concertos
British Orchestral Works

[New] Second Thoughts and Short Reviews: Spring 2017-2 by Brian Wilson & Dan Morgan

[New] Forgotten Artists: Carlo Vidusso by Chris Howell

Listening Report April 2017 by John Quinn


English Music Festival 2017 programme

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