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Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Prelude and Fugue in E flat, Op. 99 No. 3 (1894) [6.21] Fantasie in E flat (1857) [5.22] Improvisation Op. 150 No. 1 (1916) [9.42] Improvisation Op. 150 No. 7 (1917) [3.37] Elévation ou Communion [6.47] Bénédiction nuptiale, Op. 9 [7.37] Fantasie, Op. 101 [13.01] Joachim Dorfmüller, (Johannes Klais organ, 1980) rec. Cathedral, Altenberg, Germany, 1985. Notes in Deutsch, English, Français. CAPRICCIO SACD71 046 [52.38]
Prelude and Fugue in Eb, Op. 99 No. 3 (1894) [8.25] Fantasie in E flat (1857) [6.44] Seven Improvisations, Op. 150 (1917) [41.59] Rhapsodies (3) on Breton Melodies, Op. 7: No. 3 (1866) [8.42] Symphony No. 3 in c, Op. 78: Adagio (1886) [10.47] (arr. Emile Bernard) Robert Delcamp (Stahlhuth/Jahn organ at Saint-Martin’s Church) rec. Dudelange, Luxembourg, 4 June 2003 Notes in English and Deutsch. Full organ specification. NAXOS 8.557285 [76.37] [PSh]

If you love great organ sound as an end in itself, these are both great recordings, but beware: the music is disappointing. ... see Full Review

Pablo SARASATE (1844-1908) Music for violin and piano - Volume 1 Danzas Españolas: 1. Malagueña Op. 21 No. 1 (1875) [4:10]; 2. Habanera Op. 21 No. 2 [4:47]; 3. Romanza Andaluza Op. 22 No. 1 [4:58]; 4. Jota Navarra Op. 22 No. 2 [5:22]; 5. Playera Op. 23 No. 1 [4:20]; 6. Zapateado Op. 23 No. 2 [3:45]; 7. Vito Op. 26 No. 1 [6:31]; 8. Habanera Op. 26 No. 2 [4:54] Capricho Vasco Op. 24 [6:52] Jota Aragonesa Op. 27 [5:13] Serenata Andaluza Op. 28 [6:48] Balada Op. 31 [10:23] Tianwa Yang (violin), Markus Hadulla (piano) rec. 27-31 May 2004, Clara Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen, Germany NAXOS 8.557767 [68:03] [TB]

In music whose rhythmic nature is so very important, these performers communicate strongly in articulating the essential personality of the composer. ... see Full Review

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D 759 Unfinished (1822) [29:24] Symphony No. 9 in C, D 944 The Great (1828) [52:53] NDR Sinfonieorchester/Günter Wand Picture Format: 16:9/4:3 Sound Format: LPCM stereo Region Code: NTSC All rec. Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Musik- und Kongresshalle, Lübeck, Germany, 20 August 1995 TDK DVD DVWW-COWAND6 [85:00] [DC]

These are extremely fine and beautifully recorded performances, and deserve pride of place in anyone’s Schubert shelf. ... see Full Review

Franz Peter SCHUBERT (1797-1828) String Quartets Vol. 2 String Quartet No. 13 in A minor Rosamunde, Op.29/1, D804 (1824) [35:19] String Quartet No. 11 in E major, Op.125/2, D353 (1816) [20:43] Mandelring Quartett: (Sebastian Schmidt (violin); Nanette Schmidt (violin); Roland Glassl (viola); Bernhard Schmidt (cello)) rec. 24-27 May 2004, Klingenmünster, Germany. AUDITE 92.524 SACD [56:06] [MC]

An adequate security of ensemble and pleasing timbre but lacking in vigour and exuberance. I would look elsewhere for alternative accounts of these two scores. ... see Full Review

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Impromptus, D. 935 (1827) [36:33] Sonata in B-flat, D.960 (1828) [37.36] Inon Barnatan (piano) rec. New York, Sept. 2005 BRIDGE 9197 [74:52] [JL]

A young Israeli pianist produces Schubert playing of astonishing maturity and distinction. A stunning CD debut refreshingly free of pianistic conceit. ... see Full Review

Franz SCHUBERT (1797–1828) Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D. 929, Op. 100 (1827) [51:41] Sonatensatz in B flat major, D. 28 (1812) [9:49] Kungsbacka Piano Trio rec. St George’s Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol, 3-4 June 2003 NAXOS 8.555700 [61:29] [GF]

A well played and well recorded version which has an intensity and freshness all of its own. ... see Full Review

Carlos de SEIXAS (1704-1742) Harpsichord Sonatas - Volume 1 No.36 in E minor [8:13]; No.19 in D major [3:46]; No.18 in C minor [5:30]; No.34 in E major [3:46]; No.44 in F minor [3:18]; No.43 in F minor [3:47]; No.24 in D minor [1:57]; No.27 in D minor [4:54]; No.42 in F minor [4:02]; No.37 in E minor [3:22]; No.57 in A major [9:22]; No.10 in C major [15:16]; No.50 in G minor [3:50] Débora Halász (harpsichord) rec. 22-24 April 2003, Festsaal des Reitstadels, Neumarkt, Germany NAXOS 8.557459 [71:02] [DB]

Subtle and impressive performances in what promises to be an exciting series . ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975) Symphony No.13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar" Op. 113 (1962) (Babi Yar. Adagio [16:13]; Humour. Allegretto [8:19]; In the Store. Adagio [12:12]; Fears. Largo [12:11]; A Career. Allegretto [12:42]) Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass) Netherlands Radio Choir Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra/Mark Wigglesworth rec. April 2005, Music Centre for Dutch Radio and Television, Studio MCO5, Hilversum BIS-SACD-1543 [62:22]

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
Symphony No.13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar" Op. 113 (1962) (Babi Yar. Adagio [16:03]; Humour. Allegretto [8:07]; In the Store. Adagio [12:43]; Fears. Largo [11:43]; A Career. Allegretto [13:06]) Taras Shtonda (bass) Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno Beethoven Orchester Bonn/Roman Kofman rec. 28-30 November 2005, Heilig Kreuz-Kirche Bad Godesberg MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG 937 1205-6 [61:51] [GF]

Two extremely well-played and thrilling SACD versions of this deeply fascinating symphony. The BIS recording wins on points thanks to the impressive sound quality and the singing. ... see Full Review

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphonies: No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10a (1925) [27:47]; No. 15 in A, Op. 141b (1972) [46:15] Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Oleg Caetani rec. Live, Auditorium di Milano, Italy, aMarch 2004; bJune 2006. DDD ARTS SACD 47706-8 [74:05] [CC]

There is much to admire here, to be fair, and Arts‘ labelling of the recording as ‘audiophile’ is to be taken seriously, but the live provenance means there are too many little slips to enable these performances to be ones to live with. ... see Full Review

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Symphony No 8 in C minor, op. 65 (1943) [58:46] Festive Overture, op. 96 (1954) [5:56] Russian Festival Orchestra/Vakhtang Jordania rec. January 2003, Bolshoi Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (Sym. 8).  September 1999, Radio Palace Hall, Moscow, Russia (Festive Overture). ANGELOK1 CD-9932 [64:02][BB]

If this is to be the beginning of a cycle, it’s not off to a very promising start.  We need better interpretations of this music for the twenty-first century. ... see Full Review

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor, op.99 (1948) [37:03] Violin Sonata, op.134 (1969) [30:19] Leila Josefowicz (violin) City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo John Novacek (piano) rec. 11, 13 January 2006, Symphony Hall, Birmingham (Concerto); 25-26 March 2006, The American Academy of Arts and Letters (Sonata) WARNER CLASSICS 2564 62997-2 [67:22][SA]

This is a fine coupling and no-one should hesitate in buying it. If both concertos are required then, for me at least, Daniel Hope’s disc is the obvious choice. ... see Full Review

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor Op 77 (Op 99) (1947-48) [40:22] Sonata for Violin & Piano Op 134 (1968) [31:30] Ruth Palmer (Violin) Philharmonia Orchestra Benjamin Wallfisch (Conductor) Alexei Grynyuk (piano) Rec. 23 & 24 March 2006 at Henry Wood Hall, London (Concerto) and 6 & 7 May 2006, The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (Sonata) DVD A People's Music [30:48] A film by Tim Meara QUARTZ QTZ2045 [71:52] CD+DVD [DC]

Very fine, recording and performances both stunning.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 (1934) [30:03]; Pieces for Cello and Piano (1949-1953) – The Clockwork Doll (arr. Sapozhnikov and Kirkor) [0:53]; Hurdy-Gurdy (arr. Atovmian) [0:44]; Sad Song (arr. Kalianov) [1:52]; Lullaby (arr. Kalianov) [1:22]; Spring Waltz (arr. Atovmian) [1:46]; Nocturne (arr. Atovmian) [3:06]; Moderato [2:13]; Gigue from ‘Hamlet’ (arr. Chelkauskas) [1:41] Alfred SCHNITTKE (1934-1998) Madrigal In Memoriam Oleg Kagan for Solo Cello (1991) [8:22]. Klingende Buchstaben (1988) [4:17]; Cello Sonata No. 1 (1978) [21:57] Alban Gerhardt (cello); Steven Osborne (piano). rec. Wigmore Hall, London, 26-28 August 2005. DDD HYPERION CDA67534 [78:50] [CC]

I cannot recommend this disc enough. True, it is full-price, but I bet you will play it many more times than a multitude of super-budgets. Superb. ... see Full Review

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 (1940) [31:14] Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924) Quintet for Piano and Strings in D minor, Op. 89 (1906) [30:41] James Dick (piano) Eusia Quartet: Kazuhiro Takagi and Janne Tateno (violins); Yukiko Ogura (viola); Adrien Zitoun (cello) rec. 11-12 March 2005 (Shostakovich); 6-7 April 2006 (Fauré); Festival Concert Hall, Festival Hill, Round Top, Texas. ROUND TOP RTR 013 [61:55][KS]

A recording worthy of pride of place in any collection ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Jean SIBELIUS (1864-1957)  A Film in Two Parts: The Early Years [52:31]; Maturity and Silence [50:34] Elisabeth Söderström (soprano); Boris Belkin (violin) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor) Recorded 1984
Cameraman: David Findlay, Editor: Peter Heelas, Writer and Director: Christopher Nupen. NTSC All regions Includes bonus film Allegro molto The Christopher Nupen Films  ALLEGRO FILMS 05CN [103:05] [AO]

A true collector’s item, a poetic and imaginative essay on Sibelius and on the nature of artistic creation. ... see Full Review

Robert SIMPSON (1921-1997) The Complete Symphonies Various Orchstras Vernon Handley/Matthew Taylor HYPERION CDS44191-7 [7 CDs: 73:03 + 74:50 + 70:59 + 60:06 + 67:54 + 54:38 + 54:55] [RB]

This set is the way to acquire the Simpson symphonies. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Richard STRAUSS (1864 – 1949) Salome (1905) Birgit Nilsson (soprano) – Salome; Gerhard Stolze (tenor) – Herod; Grace Hoffman (mezzo) – Herodias; Eberhard Wächter (baritone) – Jokanaan; Waldemar Kmentt (tenor) – Narraboth; Josephine Veasey (mezzo) – Page to Herodias; Paul Kuen (tenor) – First Jew); Stefan Schwer (tenor) – Second Jew; Kurt Equiluz (tenor) – Third Jew; Aron Gestner (tenor) – Fourth Jew; Max Proebstl (bass) – Fifth Jew; Tom Krause (baritone) – First Nazarene; Nigel Douglas (tenor) – Second Nazarene; Zenon Kosnowski (bass) – First Soldier; Heinz Holecek (bass) – Second Soldier; Theodor Kirschbichler (bass) – Cappadocian; Liselotte Mailk (soprano) – Slave Wiener Philharmoniker/Georg Solti publ. 1962. No recording dates and venue given. John Hunt’s discography in Birgit Nilsson’s autobiography says Vienna, October 1961 DECCA 475 7528 [53:52 + 45:34] [GF]

For the raw animal thrill of Solti’s conducting, the overblown recording and, most of all, Nilsson’s unsurpassed singing of the title role this is a recording that should be in every respectable CD collection. ... see Full Review

Tadeusz SZELIGOWSKI (1896-1963) Wind Quintet (1953) [18:03] Grażyna BACEWICZ (1909-1969) Wind Quintet (1932) [10:53]; Incrustations for horn and chamber ensemble (1965) [15:47] (World Premiere Recording) Wojcieh KILAR (b.1932) Wind Quintet (1952) [15:58] Cracow Philharmonic Wind Quintet: rec. 3-4 June 1999, Austrian Consulate, Cracow, Poland ACTE PRÉALABLE AP0044 [61:43] [DB]

A varied — and variable — programme, very well played and recorded. ... see Full Review

Toru TAKEMITSU (1930-1996) Corona (London version) (1962) [22.34]; Far Away (1973) [7.15]; Piano Distance (1961) [4.31]; Undisturbed Rest (1952) [6.53] Roger Woodward (piano) rec. London, 4 May 1973. ADD EXPLORE EXP 0016 [41:26] [AOz]

This is beautiful, atmospheric music, expertly played, that will reward you if you’re prepared to "enter the garden" of its sound-world. ... see Full Review

John TAVENER (b. 1944) The Protecting Veil (1987) [37:42] Last Sleep of the Virgin (1992) [22:19] France Springuel (cello) I Fiamminghi, The Orchestra of Flanders/Rudolf Werthen rec. Onze Lieve Vrouw, Presentatiekerk.Gent, Belgium, 15-18 September 1997 TELARC CD-80487 [60:07]

Highly recommended for its shimmering beauty. ... see Full Review

Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The Queen of Spades (La Dama di Picche, 1890: sung in Italian) David Poleri (tenor) Hermann; Sena Jurinac (soprano) Lisa; Mario Petri (baritone) Tomsky; Ettore Bastianini (baritone) Yeletsky; Gianna Pederzini (mezzo) Countess; Rina Corsi (mezzo) Pauline/Dafni; Anronio Orsi (soprano) Masha; Valiano Natali (baritone) Chekalinsky; Silvio Majonica (bass) Surin; Chorus and Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Arthur Rodzinsky rec. live, Florence, Italy, 26 December 1952. ADD ANDROMEDA ANDRCD 5058 [65:15 + 63:09] [CC]

If you are only just getting to know Queen of Spades, this is not the place to start! ... see Full Review

Telemann: The Virtuoso Godfather Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Concerto à Flauto traverso, Viola di gamba, Fagotto e Cembalo TWV 43:C2 [9:09] Georg Philip KRESS (1719-1779) Trio à Flauto traversieur, Viola d’amour col Basso Continuo [7:18] Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Arioso per il cembalo e violono [6:32] Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Sonata à Flauto traverso, due Viole di gamba et Cembalo TWV 43:G12 [14:58] Fünfzehnte und Sechzehnte Lection des Getreuen Music-Meisters, 1728. Viola di Gamba, senza Cembalo TWV 40:1 [10:37] Georg Philip KRESS (1719-1779) Trio à Flauto traverso, Viola di gamba e Cembalo [7:35] Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788) Fantasia sopra Jesu meines Lebens Leben [6:44] Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767) Sonata à 4. Flauto traverso, due Viole di gamba et Cembalo TWV 43:G10 [10:37] Charivari Agréable: Rachel Moss (baroque flute); Susanne Heinrich (quinton, bass viols); Reiko Ichise (bass viol); Kah-Ming Ng (harpsichord, chamber organ) rec. St. Andrew’s Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, 19-21 May 2005 SIGNUM SIGCD086 [73:31] [GPu]

An excellent collection, which offers both delightful listening and thought-provoking programming … see Full Review

Dimitri TIOMKIN (1894-1979) Red River - film score (1948) Score restoration by John Morgan Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Choir/William Stromberg rec. Mosfilm Studio, Moscow, February-March, 2002 NAXOS 8.557699 [64:10] [JW]

Reservations aside, all praise to the Moscow forces for their powerful commitment to this score and its ebullient realisation in this performance. ... see Full Review

Václav TOMÁŠEK (1774-1850) Piano Concertos: No. 1 in C, Op. 18a (c.1803-05) [24:08]; No. 2 in E flat, Op. 20b (c.1803-05) [27:11] Jan Simon (piano) Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/Vladimír Válek rec. Czech Radio Studio No. 1, Prague, a21-23 March 2005, b23-25 March, 5 April 2006. DDD SUPRAPHON SU 3819-2 [53:33] [CC]

A classy issue, and a very valuable one in repertoire terms at that. We need to hear more Tomášek. ... see Full Review

BARGAIN OF THE MONTH Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) An Introduction to Ralph Vaughan WilliamsOverture to The Wasps from the 'Aristophanic Suite' (1909) * [10:16] Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' - arranged by Ralph Greaves (d. 1966) (1934) † [4:34] The Lark Ascending - Romance for Violin and Orchestra (1921) ‡ [15:36] A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (1913) § [47:41] Michael Davis (violin) London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley * London Symphony Orchestra/Bryden Thomson †‡§ rec. dates and venues not supplied but made 1980s and 1990s CHANDOS INTRO CHAN 2028 [78:09] [DH]

Thomson’s mighty London risks creating a following. This is a magnificent performance which impresses more with each hearing ... see Full Review

Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Parsifal (1865-82) Amfortas – Falk Struckmann (bass-baritone) Titurel – Ain Anger (bass) Gurnemanz – Franz-Josef Selig (bass) Parsifal – Plácido Domingo (tenor) Klingsor – Wolfgang Bankl (bass) Kundry – Waltraud Meier (mezzo) Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera/Christian Thielemann rec. ‘live’ at the Vienna Opera, June 2005 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 6006 [4 CDs: 59:13 + 39:30 + 69:19 + 74:30] [TH]

Worth it to bask in Thielemann and the VPO’s sumptuous orchestral radiance ... see Full Review

Walton Conducts Walton William WALTON (1902-1983) Portsmouth Point Overture (1924-25) [6:18] Siesta (1926) [5:42] Music for Children (1940) [13:18] Suite- The Quest (1943, arr. Tausky 1961) [13:44] Sinfonia Concertante for Orchestra with Piano obbligato (1926-7, rev. 1943) [19:58] Scapino, A Comedy Overture (1940, rev. 1950) [8:43] Capriccio Burlesco (1968) [7:25] cPeter Katin (piano). aLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir William Walton bcLondon Symphony Orchestra/Sir William Walton No recording info. ADD LYRITA RECORDED EDITION SRCD224 [75:23] [OW]

Good, if not outstanding, performances from Walton’s later years; a useful supplement to EMI’s classic Walton recordings, but these works are better served elsewhere. ... see Full Review

Silvius Leopold WEISS (1687-1750) Lute Sonatas Volume 7 Sonata no.15 in B flat major [24:45] Sonata no.48 in F sharp minor [35:20] Robert Barto (baroque lute) rec. The Green Room, Offord Hall, Aurora, Ontario, 1-4 February 2005 NAXOS 8.557806 [60:05] [GPu]

A disc for all lovers of the lute, full of superb music and brilliantly played … see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Charles-Marie WIDOR (1844-1937) Organ Symphony No.5, Op.42, No.1 (1879) [40:50] Organ Symphony No.6, Op.42, No.2 (1879) [37:54] Colin Walsh (organ) rec. Lincoln Cathedral, 19-21 September, 2005. GUILD GMCD 7305 [79:16] [JF]

I am so impressed by this CD that I would have to recommend it to anyone who wishes to explore this unbelievably exciting and equally beautiful music. ... see Full Review

Healey WILLAN (1880–1968) In the heavenly kingdom (1924) [8.45] Hymn – St. Osmund (1927) [3.20] Sun of Righteousness [3.22] How they so softly rest (1917) [3.48] Hymn – Anthem on “Ye watchers and ye holy ones” [4.35] Missa Brevis no. XI “Missa Sancti Johannis Baptistae” [7.10] I looked, and behold a white cloud (1907) [7.16] (1) Preserve us, O Lord (1928 –1937) [1.44] O King all glorious (1928 – 1937) [2.44] Hymn – Anthem on “Picardy” [5.06] Christ hath a garden (1940) [3.33] Hymn – Anthem on “O quanta qualia” [8.45] O how glorious (1924) [1.35] O praise the Lord (1963) [7.50] Rise up, my love, my fair one (1928 –1937)  [8.45] Joseph Schnurr (tenor) (1) Matthew Larkin (organ) Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison rec. 19-21 November 2004, St. John’s Church, Elora, Canada NAXOS 8.557734 [67.07] [RH]

Willan’s music is not well represented in the catalogue and the Elora Festival Singers enable us to listen to this music in clean, shapely, musical performances. ... see Full Review

Grace WILLIAMS (1906-1977) Balladsa (1968) [17:12] Fairest of Starsb (1973) [14:09] Symphony No. 2c (1956) [37:51] bJanet Price (soprano); acBBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra/Vernon Handley; bLondon Symphony Orchestra/Sir Charles Groves. rec. acBBC Studio One, Llandaff, 24-25 March 1979 (originally released on BBC Artium REGL381); bAbbey Road Studios, London, 22 November 1973 (originally HMV ASD3006). ADD LYRITA RECORDED EDITION SRCD327 [73:23] [OW]

An unjustly neglected composer is given welcome exposure on this fascinating and well performed disc. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) Eichendorff-Lieder: Der Musikant, Verschweigene Liebe, Das Standchen, Nachtzauber, Seemans Abschied Mörike-Lieder: Der Genesene an die Hoffnung, Der Knabe und das Immlein, Begegnung, Verboirgenheit, Nimmersatte Liebe, Im Frühling, Auf ein Wanderung, Um Mitternacht, Auf ein altes Bild, Gebet, An den Schlaf, An die Geliebte, Lied eines Verliebten, Peregrina 1 and 2, Der Jager, Abschied. Goethe-Lieder: Gutmann und Gutweib, Ganymede Ian Bostridge (tenor), Anthony Pappano (piano) rec. 26 -29 April 2005, LSO St Luke’s, London EMI CLASSICS 3 42256 2 [71:37] [AOz]

An excellent and highly individual approach to Wolf by an interpreter who really understands Wolf’s special sensibility and breathes life into the music. ... see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942) Lyrische Symphonie Op. 18 (1922) Matthias Goerne (baritone); Christine Schäfer (soprano) Orchestre National de Paris/Christoph Eschenbach rec. Paris, June 2005. SACD CAPRICCIO 71 081 [51:47] [AO]

The performances and insights are so profound that this recording will stand the test of time. It will be the touchstone for decades to come, like a "lamp held on high, in order to light (our) way" as the text suggests. ... see Full Review

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