Superbudget £5.99 or less
Medium £8-10.99 Full
Polkas and Americana
Cincinnati Pops O/Erich Kunzel rec. 1988?
ALTO ALC1108 [73:34]
bargain-priced yet plush gallimaufry of the lighter Americana works
Mayer performs French oboe music by Fauré, Saint-Saëns,
Pierné, Pierne & Satie
Albrecht Mayer (oboe) Karina Wisniewska (piano) rec. 2000
TUDOR 7067 [74:07]
is a shame that this unhackneyed collection of French music for oboe
and piano has been overlooked.
Villazón (tenor) Bolívar Soloists/Efraín Oscher, rec. 2010
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 9234 [65:54]
interesting disc and much of the repertoire is infectious.
Piano Collection, Volume X-XX
Jeroen van Veen & Friends rec. 2008-10
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9171 [11 CDs]
equivalent of Dr. Who’s ‘Tardis’ - much bigger
from the inside.
Songs by Dvorák , Kricka, Martinu & Bartok
Eva Garajová (mezzo) Marian Lapšanský (piano) rec. 2010
ARCODIVA UP 0128-2 131 [67:59]
is good to have these songs sung as authentically as here.
me refuse pas
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (alto) Le jeune choeur de Paris, Ntl O de France/Fabien
Gabel rec. 2010
NAÏVE V5201 [78.00]
fine disc notable not only for some very fine singing but also for an
intelligent and well put together programme.
OF THE MONTH North
German Organ Music Vol. 1 Music by Tunder, Peter Hasse,
Buxtehude, Schiefferdecker, Bach & Bruhns
Martin Rost (organ) rec. 2010
MUSIKPRODUKTION DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM MDG 320 1624-2 [65:52]
impressive portrait of one of Europe's most glorious historical organs.
to South – Music from the Americas
Duo Trekel-Tröster rec. 2010
THOROFON CTH 2571 [59:15]
much-needed sunshine on an otherwise grey, late December afternoon.
OF THE MONTH Organ
Fireworks Vol. 14
Christopher Herrick (Melbourne Town Hall grand organ) rec. 2009
HYPERION CDA67758 [72:16]
very successful fireworks display.
Art of Gregor Piatigorsky
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA6032 [6 CDs + DVD: 494:10]
of the cellist must have this box.
Hubert Rutkowski (pno) rec. 2009
NAXOS 8.572344 [78:50]
you fancy hearing Chopin’s compositional lineage distilled through four
of his favourite pupils, there can be no better way to do it than here.
Transcriptions for Violin and Piano
Philippe Graffin (violin) Pascal Devoyon (piano) Catherine Beynon (harp)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55353 [77:06]
valuable and excellently performed collection of transcriptions and
Christina Placilla (viola) Hector Landa (piano) rec. 2008
CENTAUR CRC 3045 [64:43]
recorded, this is an attractive disc, and will appeal to viola-fanciers
looking for some off-beat material.
Richter in the 1950s - Vol. 6
Sviatoslav Richter (piano) rec. 1949/52
PARNASSUS PACD96025 [71:06]
before issued performances.
Music for Cello and Piano Works by Miaskovsky, Scriabin,
Schnittke, Prokofiev & Rachmaninoff
Wendy Warner (cello) Irina Nuzova (pno) rec. 2008
ÇEDILLE CDR90000 120 [68:55]
fine recital with the players very properly having their own view about
- Sacred Songs
Juan Diego Flórez (tenor) Ch & O del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Michele
Mariotti rec. 2010
DECCA 478 2254 [67.00]
elegant and stylish recital from an accomplished and confident artist.
Schotten’s Tribute to Lionel Tertis and William Primrose
Yizhak Schotten (viola) Katherine Collier (piano) rec. 2009/10
CRYSTAL RECORDS CD630 [59:40]
is a well-judged and executed dual tribute, finely recorded and annotated.
Volume 1 - Gott! Welch dunkel hier! The
earliest postwar Dresden recordings
HÄNSSLER PROFIL PH10007 [3 CDs: 241:39 + ]
performances of some considerable rarity presented in a superbly documented
Matej Freml, Patrick Vacík (guitar) rec.2009,
ARCO DIVA UP0137 2131 [48:26]
promising guitar-duo, worth hearing by all who are fond of that combination.
Ian Bostridge (tenor) The English Concert/Bernard Labadie rec. 2009/10
CLASSICS 6268642 [66.39]
point of the disc is to explore the range of music written for these
three tenors and as such it works admirably.
OF THE MONTH Popular Trumpet
Maurice Murphy (trumpet) Consort of London/Robert Haydon Clark
REGIS RRC 1325 [55:16]
is without peer.
Mozart, Neruda & Hummel
Gábor Tarkövi (trumpet) Bamberger Symphoniker/Karl-Heinz Steffens rec.
attractive trumpet concertos but the disc is hampered by short playing
Bevan (soprano) Young Musicians SO/James Blair rec. live, 2009
YMSO [76:02] [BBr]
is a very pleasant disk.
Michael Collins (clarinet) Piers Lane (piano) rec. 2009
CHANDOS CHAN10615 [73:52]
I feel that the virtuosity eclipses other aspects of the music, but
for the most part this is an exciting ride.
Wunderlich Live on Stage
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 9109 [74.20]
Fritz Wunderlich collection, but with the added and worthwhile difference
of live performance of items not otherwise readily available.
to This by Alex Ross; Hardcover, 366 pages, £13
Estate 978-0-00-731906-0 [KM]
fresh voice that writes about all kinds of music, including classical
for alphabetical listings by composer:
1 New] [Part
2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R] [Part
[Part 6 Misc A-L] [Part
7 Misc M-Z]
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