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Friday May 20th
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Herbert Blomstedt rec. 2021 PENTATONE PTC5186852 [80:38]
Interpretations and playing of great distinction.
Umberto GIORDANO (1867-1948) Siberia Sonya Yoncheva (soprano) Giorgi Sturua (tenor)
O e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Gianandrea Noseda rec. 2021 DYNAMIC CDS7928.02 [51:11 + 43:43]
Those who enjoy the verismo tradition and rarely recorded operas should savour
Edward GREGSON (b. 1945)
Chamber Music Alison Teale (cor anglais)
Rob Buckland (alto saxophone)
Navarra String Quartet
rec. 2021 NAXOS 8.574223 [67:04] [JF]
Five premiere recordings reveal great depth, vision and technical assurance.
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) La Resurrezione Sophie Bevan, Lucy Crowe (soprano) Iestyn Davies (countertenor),
The English Concert/Harry Bickett
rec. 2021 LINN CKD675 [64:48+52:30] [RMo]
A faithful, atmospheric recreation of Handel’s youthful showpiece, compromised by some indifferent singing.
Fernando PALATÍN (1852-1927) Violin Virtuoso Rafael Muñoz Torrero (violin)
Julio Moguer (piano) rec. 2020 IBS CLASSICAL IBS222021 [68:13]
An attractive exploration of the art of a little-remembered virtuoso of the violin.
Dora PEJAČEVIĆ (1885-1923) Piano Concerto, Symphony Peter Donohoe (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo rec. 2021 CHANDOS CHSA5299 SACD [70:57]
A sweepingly impressive symphony overshadows a less individual concerto.
David YARDLEY(b. 1978) The Lost Codex of Avalon David Yardley (alto), The Song Company,
Sydney Chamber Choir, Pastance TALISMAN [57:30] [MP]
Enjoyably performed Medieval pastiche that will especially appeal to the re-enactment crowd.
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