AUBER (1782-1871) Overtures
Vol. 1 - O de Cannes/Wolfgang Dörner
rec. 2015 NAXOS [GF] You are advised to savour these overtures
Sir Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989)
Batter My Heart Three-Person’d God, Magnificat
English CO/Norman Del Mar,
BBC Northern O & Singers, London SO/Lennox Berkeley.
LYRITA [JQ] Highly desirable.
John IRELAND (1879-1962) &
E.J. MOERAN (1892-1950)
Carice Singers/George Parris,
David Owen Norris (piano)
NAXOS [JF] Inspired singing.
Bohuslav MARTINŮ (1890-1959) Julietta - Frankfurt Opera and Museum O/Sebastian Weigle rec. 2014 OEHMS CLASSICS [PCG] Not the urgently needed substitute in modern sound for the 1964
Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) All-Night Vigil - West German Radio Ch/Nicolas Fink rec. 2013 CARUS [WH] Beautifully sung and recorded, this Vigil might be too disciplined and restrained for some.
Richard WAGNER (1813-1883)
Tristan und Isolde -
Ramon Vinay (tenor), Birgit Nilsson (soprano),
Metropolitan Opera Ch & O/Karl Böhm
PRISTINE AUDIO [RMo] A highly desirable memento of a great occasion.
Works by Arnold, Carr, Elgar, Jenkins, Lewis & Shearman -
Chamber Ensemble London/Peter Fisher
HERITAGE [JWh] A valuable collection of
Dancer on a Tightrope Works by Bacewicz, Cage, Gubaidulina, Hindemith, Prokofiev & Schnittke -
Bartosz Woroch (violin) Mei Yi Foo (piano) rec. 2015 CHAMPS HILL RECORDS [JW] For the adventurous listener with performances that are stylistically apt and technically imposing.
Herbert von Karajan:
Maestro for the Screen rec. 1967/68 C MAJOR DVD [IL] A tribute to a monumental ego.
The Story of Stravinsky's
Le Sacre du Printemps
A film by Peter Rump rec. 1999 ARTHAUS MUSIK Blu-ray [RWe] This 1999 film feels dated, and its main value now is in seeing and hearing Gergiev’s close and enduring relationship with a great masterpiece.
Bach in Brazil
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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