Martyred Virgins A Gregorian memorial to female
victims of violence
Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnus/Stan Hollaardt rec. 2011
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94314 [72.31] [GH]
and appropriate and gentle and reflective.
Masters Vol. 2
ABLAZE RECORDS AR00007 [60:21] [Byz]
second heterogeneous collection from Ablaze.
Becky Billock (piano)
Self-released [62:48] [BR]
adventurous recital of eight interesting composer, played by a ninth;
for those keen to explore music from 1892 to 2010.
Musical Journey Night Music Vol. 1
NAXOS 2.110549 [55.27]
of objectives again.
Musical Journey South Tyrol
of the better of this series with plenty here to ravish both the eye
and the ear.
In and On the Air Works by Franck, Bach & Villa-Lobos
Rockmore (theremin) Nadia Reisenberg (piano) Erick Friedman (violin)
Cellos of the Violoncello Soc. rec. 1979
ROMÉO RECORDS 7286 [76:12] [JW]
something of an oddball … I enjoyed it though.
OF THE MONTH New
Chamber Choir/Simon Phipps rec. 2011
MUSICA REDIVIVA MRSACD103
magnificent collection of modern Swedish choral music.
Elzbieta Karas-Krasztel (piano) rec. 1995
DUX 0795 [64:37] [BR]
encyclopedia of the mazurka, from Chopin to Zulawski, with many delights
RICERCAR RIC 102 [8 CDs: 624:16] [KM]
attractive set with a fine selection of Flemish polyphonic music from
eclectic compilation of new compositions from mostly little-known composers.
Some gems, some duds, this disc is for those interested in new music.
un plaisir - Songs and tientos by Antonio de Cabezón
and his contemporaries
Véronique Musson-Gonneaud (renaissance double harp) rec. 2010
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94351 [45:02] [JV]
harp is a good alternative for the keyboard in this Spanish repertoire.
by Wolf, Puccini, Orff, Rihm, Ives, Schubert & Webern
Signum Qt rec. 2011
CAPRICCIO C5064 [56:30] [Byz]
Signum play with passion and intelligence, as well as terrific attention
to detail and each other.
Cross Benefit Concert 1944
New York P-SO, NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini rec. 1944/45
IMMORTAL PERFORRMANCES IPCD 1014-2 [59:25 + 76:32] [JW]
effective restoration of this two-disc offering.
Yundi (piano) China NCPA Concert Hall O/Chen Zuohuang rec. 2011
EMI CLASSICS 0886582 [62:11] [RMay]
we expect the candelabra next?
Richter in the 1950s - Vol. 7 Ludwig
van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Rondos, Variations, Sonatas
12 & 27, Diabelli Variations
PARNASSUS PACD 96046-47 [62:53 + 62:04] [JW]
exclusive focus on Beethoven nourishes Richter’s early discography significantly.
Schäfer Arias by Strauss, Handel, Bellini, Verdi & Messiaen
Schäfer (soprano) Deutsches SO Berlin/Julien Salemkour rec. 2011
CLASSICS 88697 913992 [66:37] [MC]
is in magnificent form … fascinating.
Schuricht Studio Recordings 1941-42 César
FRANCK (1822-1890) Le Chasseur maudit
Riccardo ZANDONAI (1883-1944) Serenata Medioevale
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Symphonia Domestica
Berlin State O, O of La Scala Milan
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC320 [77:44] [JW]
unusual Berlin and Milan recordings fit quite well together and have
been splendidly transferred.
Mary Carewe (voice) Philip Mayers (piano) rec. 2007-10
ORCHID CLASSICS ORC1000021 [72.49] [GH]
enjoyment … considerable fun.
of Hope Johann Sebastian BACH
(1685-1750) Singet dem Herrn Benjamin BRITTEN
(1913-1976) Rejoice in the Lamb Leonard
BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Chichester Psalms Stephen
PAULUS (b. 1949) A Dream of Time
Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Bach Festival O/Greg Funfgeld rec. 2011
ANALEKTA AN29983 [62:16] [WH]
good things, and some not so good, in this collection from a big American
Temirkanov at the BBC Proms
Hector BERLIOZ (1803-1869) Le
Corsaire Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY
(1840-1893) Manfred Symphony
St Petersburg PO/Yuri Temirkanov rec. 1992
ICA CLASSICS ICAD5065
indispensable record of a memorable night.
is the Day Music on Royal Occasions
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) Andrew Lucas (organ) The Cambridge Singers;
Aurora O/John Rutter rec. 2012
COLLEGIUM COLCD 136 [75:21] [JQ]
very good and well-conceived musical celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s
Tombeau de Debussy
Michiels (piano) rec. 2011
FUGA LIBERA FUG590 [77:42] [SA]
is an excellent advocate of this music. He plays with obvious love and
thy Musicke to thy Hart Tudor and Jacobean music
for private devotion
Stile Antico/Fretwork rec. 2011
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 807554 [64:45] [JQ]
release offers a most interesting perspective on the sacred vocal music
of the period and exemplary performances.
Wand Edition - Vol. 20
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Piano Concerto 1 Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition
Jorge Bolet (piano) NDR SO/Günter Wand rec. 1982/5
PROFIL EDITION PH09029 [69:03] [MC]
documents of Wand’s special talent.
Great Violinist Endre Wolf The complete Danish Tono recordings
DANACORD DACOCD 714-715 [76:56 + 79:07] [JW]
Tono transfers are just the thing.
Idea Was Good
- The story of Benjamin Britten’s War
Requiem By Michael Foster 142pp Published 2012
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL BOOKS [JQ]
a piece of scholarship and a labour of love. An indispensable read.
REVIEW The Curse of the Gothic
A film by Randall Wood and Veronica Fury [DJB]
outstanding documentary of one man’s seemingly unachievable dream.
portable headphone DAC by High Resolution Technologies [DM]
well screwed together and it excels where it matters - with its sound.
- 1939) Finck Album
Kelli Uustani; Pirjo Levandi (sopranos); Mart Sander (baritone) Bel
Etage Theatre Orchestra/Mart Sander rec. 2007, No texts
DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS DDV 62402 [67.54] [JF]
Captures the Edwardian mood and spirit.
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