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BARBER(1910-1981)An American Romantic Conspirare/Craig Hella Johnson rec. 2011 HARMONIA MUNDI
worth a look if you’re interested in choral music.
STRAUSS (1864-1949) Tod und Verklärung
Ferruccio BUSONI (1866-1924) Berceuse élégiaque,
Tanzwalzer Philh-SO of New York/Guido Cantelli rec. 1954
PRISTINE AUDIO [JQ]Another
release of live performances that show us what an exceptional talent
was Guido Cantelli.
Suite bergamasque, Arabesques Angela Hewitt (piano)
rec. 2011 HYPERION [WH]An
outstanding Debussy recital, intelligently planned and superbly played.
Robin MILFORD (1903-1959) Mass for Five Voices Christine
Rice (mezzo) Mark Stone (baritone) Guy Johnston (cello) Tristan Mitchard
(organ) The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford/David Crown rec. 2011
STONE RECORDS [JQ]A
decent Duruflé Requiem with an enterprising coupling.
Jacob FROBERGER(1616-1667)Suites and
Toccatas Alina Rotaru (harpsichord) rec. 2011 CARPE DIEM
rewards are endless.
Kiera Duffy (soprano) Marco Panuccio (tenor) Daniel Schmutzhard (baritone)
MDR SO & Ch/Kristjan Järvi rec. 2012 SONY CLASSICAL
anti-climax in every sense; one for the sale bins.
Benedetto PLATTI(1697-1763)Sonatas Rüdiger Lotter (violin) Sebastian Hess (cello) Florian Birsak
(fortepiano) rec. 2010 OEHMS CLASSICS [JV]An
eloquent dialogue between the three instruments.
WEINBERG(1919-1996)Rhapsody on Moldavian
Themes, Symphony 6 Glinka Choral College
Boys' Choir/Vasily Grachev St Petersburg State SO/Vladimir Lande rec.
2010 NAXOS [Byz]This
must be the new first choice for Weinberg 6.
OF THE MONTHGolden
Jubilee!Works by Casken, Dove & MacMillan
Kerry Beaumont (organ) HERALD [Byz]Masterly,
confident, expressive, technically brilliant, making the most of this
organ's amazing capabilities.
OF THE MONTH The
Guerra Manuscript Vol. 217th century secular Spanish
vocal music Juan Sancho (tenor) Ars Atlántica (Eligio
Luis Quinteiro (guitar) Manuel Vilas (harp) rec. 2009 NAXOS
disc full of gems.
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