Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750), Wilhelm Friedmann BACH (1710-1784)
& Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Works for 2
harpsichords - Harpsichorduo rec. 2016 DUX 1337 [58:11]
[DC] Nice recording, but not a world-changing release.
Louis DUREY (1888-1979) Durey Rediscovered - William Burden (tenor) Sidney Outlaw, Jesse Blumberg (baritone) Adriana Zabala (mezzo) Jocelyn Dueck (piano) NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS FCR184 [66:36] [RB] Concise, lyrical and tuneful songs: a patrimony revealed and one that further enriches the French mélodie genre.
Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Lyric Pieces (selection) Janina Fialkowska (piano) rec. 2014 ATMA ACD22696 [64:50] [RB] Ideally strong on poetry and charm and sparing when it comes to drama.
Gian Francesco MALIPIERO (1882-1973) Piano Works
Sabrina Alberti (piano) rec. 2013 TACTUS TC881302 [65:00]
[RB] Nothing bland … everything gently accessible.
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) Night on Bald Mountain,
Songs & Dances of Death -
Agunda Kulaeva (mezzo)
Vladislav Sulimsky (bass-baritone)
Gürzenich O Köln/Dmitri Kitayenko rec. 2015 OEHMS OC459 [74:56]
[JQ] A good Alexander Nevsky but Abbado’s
recording still takes some beating.
Emil TABAKOV (b. 1947) Complete Symphonies Vol. 2 - Alexander Zemtsov (viola) Bulgarian Ntl Radio SO/Emil Tabakov rec. 2009/14 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0410 [73:50] [SG] Definitely worth a punt.
Pyotr Il'yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) The Complete Ballets - Bergen PO/Neeme Järvi rec. 2012/13 CHANDOS CHSA5204(5) [5 SACDs: 394:26] [RMay] Of particular appeal, perhaps, to those who prefer to listen to – rather than watch – ballet.
George TSONTAKIS (b. 1951)
Anasa, True Colours, Unforgettable -
David Karkauer (clarinet)
Eric Berlin (trumpet)
Luosha Fang, Eunice Kim (violins)
Albany SO/David Alan Miller
rec. 2011-13 NAXOS 8.559826 [63.12] [GH] A valuable window into the music of George Tsontakis.
Episodi Works by
Vasks, Cowell, Shchedrin & Schoenfield - AdAstra Piano Trio rec. 2016 CD ACCORD ACD231-2 [65:55]
[RK] This diverse program of recent chamber music classics presents provocative yet accessible music, played with panache.
Walter Gieseking (piano)
The 1950s Solo Studio Recordings APR 7402 [4 CDs: 280:05] [JW] An admirable package.
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