Sir Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006)
Concerto for Two Violins Peter SEABOURNE (b.1960)
This a song for you alone
Kurt ATTERBERG (1887-1974)
Suite No. 3
- Irina Borissova, Agnes Langer (violin); Dmitry Khaklain (viola)
Mainzer Virtuosi/Anne Shih
SHEVA [JF] Short measure and not exactly light-hearted. Committed and sparky performances.
Niccolò JOMMELLI (1714-1774)
The Jommelli Album - Filippo Mineccia (counter-tenor) Nereydas/Javier Ulises Illán rec. 2014 PAN CLASSICS [GF] No lover of baroque opera should miss this.
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Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Fantasy, Geistervariationen Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata No. 14 - Piotr Anderszewski (piano) rec. 2006/16 WARNER CLASSICS [MC] Some remarkable pianism in a recital of very special quality.
Giacomo SELLITTO (1701-1763)
Gennaro MANNA (1715-1779)
Lectio VIII Defunctorum
Aniello SANTANGELO (?-1771)
Sinfonia - Abchordis Ens
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI [JV]
If you enjoy Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, you will like Sellitto's as
For The Fallen Choral works by Elgar & Bax -
Hallé Ch & O/Sir Mark Elder rec. 2014/16 HALLÉ [JQ] If this is the conclusion of Sir Mark Elder’s Elgar cycle it has finished on a very high note.
French Saxophone Quartets
Works by Bozza, Desenclos, Dubois, Françaix,
Pierné & Schmitt - Kenari Qt
NAXOS [SB] An attractive disc of varied music, mostly but not all light and witty.
OF THE MONTH
Llibre Vermell de Montserrat - La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI/Jordi Savall rec. 2013 ALIA VOX SACD/DVD [ST] I felt like an enriched, more enlightened person after listening to
Luthers Lieder Athesinus Consort Berlin/Klaus-Martin Bresgott; Kammerchor Stuttgart, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Stuttgart
CO/Frieder Bernius rec. 1996/2016 CARUS [CRo] There is much here to fascinate and enjoy in a survey of Luther’s musical influence in Germany.
Nachtmusique Monica Theiss-Eröd (soprano) Valentina Kutzarova (mezzo) Adrian Eröd (bass) Calamus Consort rec. 2016 GRAMOLA [MMB] Almost like travelling back in time to the musical evenings that were
popular in the residences of noble families in the 18th Century.
Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano)
1989 Herodes Atticus Odeon Recital rec.
1989 FIRST HAND RECORDS [SA]
There is an intimacy which makes it sound as if she is playing for you alone.
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