Manchester Gamba Book
Berger (viola da gamba) rec. 2011
NAXOS 8.572863-64 [79:12 + 80:02] [JF]
sad, melancholic and reflective.
Musical Journey - Venice
NAXOS 2.110306 [57.02]
is more to Venice than St. Marks, as a trip to some of the islands will
confirm, particularly in the case of Murano and its glass-making.
New Venetian Coronation 1595
Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh rec. 2012
SIGNUM SIGCD287 [73:55] [MS]
highly engaging significantly updated reprise of the landmark recording
in 1990; hard to imagine anyone remaining unmoved.
OF THE MONTH Nordic
Violin Favorites Works by Olsen, Atterberg, Stenhammar,
Bull, Halvorsen, Sibelius & Sinding
Henning Kraggerud (violin) Dalasinfoniettan/Bjarte Engeset rec. 2011
8.572827 [74:48] [DMcC]
fabulous recording features lesser known violin repertoire played with
a keen advocacy.
Argentinas Piano music of Argentina
Mirian Conti (piano) rec. 2012
STEINWAY 30010 [72:42][SA]
music does not begin and end with the tango or Ástor Piazzola.
from a Journey Works by Psathas, Harris, Body & Norris
Richard Nunns (Māori folk instruments) New Zealand Str Qt
ATOLL ACD118 [58:48] [Byz]
top form, exuding confidence, perspicacity, elegance and empathy.
For A Thousand Tongues To Sing 18th Century Gallery Hymns
Prior and The Carnival Band, The Mellstock Band
REGIS RRC 1338 [62:20] [JW]
that one must have some interest in eighteenth century hymn singing,
this is clearly a specialist acquisition.
Karina Gauvin, Ruth Rosique, Venice Baroque O/Markellos Chryssicos rec.
NAÏVE V 5295 [65:57 + 57:18] [JV]
a few reservations, opera-lovers - and in particular the curious ones
- shouldn't miss this release.
profound, the sublime ... and the frivolous!
The Denner Ensemble rec. 2010 DDD
DENNER ENSEMBLE 2011 [58:57] [JV]
impressive debut of The Denner Ensemble.
- Brass Band Music of the American Civil War
Coates Brass Band/Douglas F Hedwig rec. 2011
MSR CLASSICS MS1422 [58:28] [JS]
a specialist disc.
Reich - Phase
3058124 [80:00] [DBi]
key minimalist musician is shown in an irritating main documentary but
two excellent bonuses.
Hilary Hahn (violin) Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann), (prepared piano)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4790303 [52:00] [DC]
in concept, the result is an accessible and admirable success.
OF THE MONTH
Levingston (piano) rec. 2005/9
SONO LUMINUS DSL-92148 [56:13] [BR]
holds us spellbound with poetic, even sublime playing in a recital which
takes us from 1828 to 2004.
Sutherland - A Portrait rec. 1959/60
REGIS RRC3013 [3 CDs: 172:31] [RH]
any standards these recordings are amazing.
Swingle Singers Anthology
VIRGIN CLASSICS 9669562 [4 CDs: 218:32] [EM-L]
magic has worn rather thin.
Art of Roman Totenberg (violin)
WQXR Qt, Dean Sanders, Shizue Sano (piano) rec. 1943-96 ARBITER 159
[76:05 + 76:12] [JW]
memory is perpetuated so lovingly here.
kirkon urut (The
organ of Ylistaro Church)
Kalevi Kiviniemi (organ) rec. 2002; reworked for SACD release June 2012.
FUGA-9340/MKSACD-60 [55:08] [DM]
very unusual issue, thoughtfully played and beautifully recorded.
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2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R] [Part
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