Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Symphonie Fantastique
La Chambre Philharmonique/Emmanuel Krivine
rec. 2014 ALPHA DVD Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink
rec. 1979 ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD [MG] Krivine for a well-oiled stylishness and precision, Haitink for more evident emotion and excitement.
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony No. 1
Gewandhaus O/Franz Konwitschny
rec. 1962 BERLIN CLASSICS [RWM] A great performance without great sound.
Ernst Helmuth FLAMMER (b. 1949) String Quartets Nos 4
& 5 -
rec. 2016 NEOS SACD [SSi] A good bold CD of contemporary string quartets, but not for the faint-hearted.
IVES (1874-1954) Orchestral Set
No.2, Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 - Jean-Efflam
Bavouzet (piano) Melbourne SO & Ch/Sir Andrew
Davis rec. 2014-2016 CHANDOS SACD [SB] Convincing
performances of some of Ives’s most ambitious
KODÁLY (1882-1967) Duo, Serenade Ernő DOHNÁNYI
(1877-1960) Serenade - Simon Smith,
Clare Hayes (violins) Paul Silverthorne (viola)
Katherine Jenkinson (cello) rec. 2013 RESONUS
CLASSICS [OL] Very
English readings of very Hungarian music.
OF THE MONTH
Armide - Marie-Adeline Henry, Antonio Figueroa,
Ch Chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyrique/Christophe
Rousset rec. 2015 APARTE [ST] Another feather in Rousset’s
cap, but also a very welcome addition to our
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
L’heure espagnole Emmanuel CHABRIER (1841-1894)
España - Munich RSO/Asher Fisch
rec. 2016 BR KLASSIK [MC] No reason to hesitate with
this impressive live recording.
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
The World of George Malcolm rec. 1959-69 ELOQUENCE [JW] Malcolm’s broad repertoire brought to the fore in a captivating
selection of items.
de Peyer (clarinet) Works by Weber,
Schmitt, Debussy, Horovitz, Benjamin & Martinu
- Cyril Preedy (piano) rec. 1960 ELOQUENCE
tribute to a great clarinettist.
upon the Rood rec.
2016 DELPHIAN In Praise of Saint Columba Ch Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey
Webber rec. 2013 DELPHIAN [JQ] Two fascinating and complementary programmes
of music from the Celtic age and our own time,
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