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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concertos 3 & 4 - Maria João Pires
(piano) Swedish Radio SO/Daniel Harding rec. 2013 ONYX [JQ] This
contains many pleasures.
Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) The Apostles - Alison Hargan (soprano) Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo)
David Rendall (tenor) Bryn Terfel (baritone)
London SO & Ch/Richard Hickox rec. 1990 CHANDOS [PCG] Terfel
as Peter for Hickox is quite simply streets
ahead of his competition.
GRUNDMAN (b.1961) A Mortuis
Resurgere - Susana Cordón (soprano)
Brodsky Qt rec. 2013 CHANDOS
SACD [JW] At
54 minutes this needs to be listened to with
a sympathetic ear.
Peter MAXWELL DAVIES (b. 1934) Strathclyde Concertos 9 & 10, Carolísima - Scottish
CO/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies rec. 1996 NAXOS [JWh] Maxwell
Davies at his approachable best.
RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894) Piano Quartets
- Leslie Howard (piano) Rita Manning (violin)
Morgan Goff (viola) Justin Pearson (cello) rec.
2013 HYPERION [JW] Splendid performances
– sensitive, energised and with fine ensemble.
van VEEN (b. 1969) Piano Music
- Jeroen van Veen, Sandra van Veen (piano) Frank
Steijens (carillon) rec. 2011-2014 BRILLIANT
CLASSICS [JW] If
you like your minimalism mellifluous …
Gitlis (violin) Portrait rec. 1967-95 DECCA [SG] Always
a maverick but his playing keeps you on the
edge of your seat.
Praise of Saint Columba The Sound World of the Celtic Church - Ch Gonville & Caius College,
Cambridge/Geoffrey Wheeler rec. 2013 DELPHIAN [GH] A
generously filled and decidedly ambitious disc.
Music prepared and performed immaculately and
with imagination and recorded in a lovely and
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