van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphonies
Nos 3, 5 & 7 Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Symphony No. 5 - Vienna PO, Israel PO/Sir
Georg Solti rec. 1958/9 DECCA ELOQUENCE
4806596 [78:11 + 69:25] [JWh] This
is highly recommended.
FAURÉ (1845-1924)/André MESSAGER (1853-1920)
Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville Johann
Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)/Giovanni Battista
PERGOLESI (1710-1736) Psalm 51 - Mädchenchor Hannover/Gudrun Schröfel rec.
2015/16 RONDEAU ROP6119 [53:46]
[MR] Two works, four composers and performances
which elevate this music beyond mere historical
OF THE MONTH
Complete String Quartets
- Amar Qt
rec. 2009/10 NAXOS 8.503290
[3 CDs: 203:15] [SSi] A recording
which Hindemith’s string quartets have
waited for and deserved. The Amar Quartet effortlessly
prove that there is a lot more than counterpoint
to this composer’s music.
LISZT (1811-1886) 15
Songs - Timothy Fallon (tenor)
Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano) rec. 2015 BIS
BIS-2272 SACD [65:56] [GF] The
interest in Liszt’s songs is apparently
on the increase this disc should win many new
admirers of them.
MONTEVERDI (1567-1643) I 7
Peccati Capitali - Cappella Mediterranea/Leonardo
García Alarcón rec. ALPHA 249
[72:24] [DC] Superb all round - Monteverdi
in a glittering new garment.
PETERSON-BERGER (1867-1942) Symphonies
Nos 1 & 5 - Royal Opera O/Leif Segerstam
rec. 1997 STERLING CDS-1006-2
[72:48] [WK] Great feeling for this music.
SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) 24 Preludes
& Fugues - Craig Sheppard (piano) rec. 2015
ROMÉO RECORDS 7315-16 [63:34
+ 78:01] [JQ] A rewarding and very fine
Garifullina (soprano) Songs &
Arias - ORF Radio-SO Wien/Cornelius Meister,
Osipov State Russian Folk O/Vitaly Gnutov rec.
2015/2016 DECCA 478 8305 [58.53]
[MC] A ravishingly sung album of soprano
songs and arias.
Kentner (piano) Works by
Balakirev, Liszt & Lyapunov rec. 1939-1949 APR 6020 [70:41
+ 72:19] [JW] Fine examples of Louis Kentner
at his considerable peak.
Wunderlich (tenor) Radio Recordings
- Ch Bayerischen Rundfunks & Münchner Rundfunk
O/Kurt Eichhorn, Siegfried Köhler, Willy Mattes,
Hans Moltkau, Meinhard von Zallinger rec. 1959-66
BR KLASSIK 900315 LP [45.49]
[DBi] An excellent new LP of what might be
called 'The One Tenor'.
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