Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Symphonies, Piano Concertos & Serenades -
Géza Anda (piano) SWR O Baden-Baden/Hans Rosbaud rec. 1950-62 SWR CLASSIC SWR19069CD [6 CDs: 407 mins]
[JW] Rosbaud raises extra-musical interpretative questions worth pondering.
Leon KIRCHNER (1919-2009)
Sinfonia, Toccata, Music for Orchestra, Orchestra Piece, The Forbidden -
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose rec. 2008-17
BMOP SOUND 1060 SACD
This is one of the most compelling recordings of modern music I've ever come across.
Eduard LASSEN (1830-1904),
Ludwig Philipp SCHARWENKA (1847-1917) &
Rued LANGGAARD (1893-1952) Violin Concertos - Linus Roth (violin),
BBC Scottish SO/Antony Hermus rec. 2018
Artistry that flickers, surges and pursues a legato path.
Wolfgang RIHM (b. 1952) Music for Violin
& Orchestra Vols 1 & 2 -
Tianwa Yang (violin)
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz/Christoph-Mathias Mueller rec.
2016 NAXOS 8.573812/667 [52:05 + 76:24] [SB] Those wanting to explore the contemporary German master would do well to start here.
Kurt SANDER (b. 1969)
The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom - Protodeacon Vadim Gan (bass), PaTRAM Institute Singers/Peter Jermihov rec. 2017
REFERENCE RECORDINGS FRESH! FR-731
[59:25 + 30:41] [JQ]
An impressive and moving composition receives a recording which is excellent in every way.
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphonies
Nos 4-6 -
Leningrad PO/Yevgeny Mravinsky
rec. 1960 ALTO ALC1603 [67:22 + 59:36] [GPJ] Simply some of the finest Tchaikovsky performances ever recorded; firmly controlled, yet brimming with passion and drama.
Hallelujah Europäischer Kammerchor/Michael Reif,
Stephen Görg (piano) rec. 2018 CARUS 2.104/99 [43.38] [GH]
Interesting repertoire, but very short measure.
Benjamin Schmid (violin)
My Favourite Paganini - Lisa Smirnova, Ariane Haering (piano) rec. 2001, 2013
Marvellous playing throughout and every lover of violin playing should hear it.
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