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Tuesday November 26th
168 reviews completed so far this month
Sir Stephen Cleobury, conductor & organist
31 December 1948 – 22 November 2019
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Death in Venice
- John Daszak, Leigh Melrose, Tomasz Borczyk,
O & Ch Teatro Real, Madrid/Alejo Pérez rec. 2014 NAXOS DVD 2.110577 [155 mins]
Musically sound, fascinating view on the staging of Britten’s final operatic masterpiece.
(1876-1909) Complete Piano Music
- Piotr Banasik (piano) rec. 2019 DUX 1579 [60:03]
[WK] Worth acquiring both for its insight into the evolution of one of Poland’s greatest composers.
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
Symphony, Theme & Variations, Straussiana
Sinfonia of London/John Wilson rec. 2019 CHANDOS CHSA5220 SACD [59.17]
[IL] I hope that John Wilson will record more Korngold for Chandos.
(1923-1984) Complete Piano Works
- Ratimir Martinovic (piano)
rec. 2018-2019 GRAND PIANO GP829-30 [71:24 + 76:16] [RB] Precision and ardent abandon; no half measures.
Luys de NARVAEZ (c.1500-c.1550)
Los Libros del Delphin - Xavier Diaz-Latorre (vilhuela)
rec. 2017 PASSACAILLE PAS1049 [70.04]
[GH] A disc of much variety.
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Symphony No. 10
- Bayerischen Rundfunks SO/Mariss Jansons rec.
2010 BR KLASSIK 900185 [53.48]
Daniel Meylan (organ) EDITIONS HORTUS 173 [71:58] [BW] An attractive selection of French Christmas organ works.
Rosl Schmid (piano) German
Radio Recordingsrec. 1940-51 MELOCLASSIC MC1048 [77:42]
[JW] Lucid, thoughtful, undemonstrative but affecting when needed.
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