birthday of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on December 8, 2019.
Renate Eggbrecht has recorded all 3 violin Sonatas
Voice by György Kurtág
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Jehan ALAIN (1911-1940)
Organ Works Thomas Monnet (organ) HORTUS 180 [60:39] [MR]
Magnificently recorded and very well played; shame about the booklet.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Piano Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 4, Triple Concerto Inon Barnatan (piano)
Stefan Jackiw (violin), Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
PENTATONE PTC5186817 [74.56 + 70.40] [CRa]
The Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields makes its first foray into the complete Beethoven piano concertos with the classy Inon Barnatan.
Natanael BERG (1879-1957)
Symphony No. 4, Piano Concerto, Birgitta Suite Jacob Moskopvicz (piano)
Royal Stockholm PO/Per Borin,
Swedish RSO/Stig Westerberg, Goran W. Nilson rec. 1976-91 STERLING CDS1019-2 [75:15]
It gives me pleasure to bring this unusual CD to your attention.
André Ernest Modeste GRÉTRY (1741-1813) Raoul Barbe-Bleue Matthieu Lécroart (bass) Chantal Santon-Jeffrey (soprano)
François Rougier (tenor)
O Nord/Mike Fentross
rec. 2018 APARTÉ AP214 [2 CDs: 87:01] [MP]
An outstanding presentation of Grétry’s long-unperformed gothically-comic opera.
(1913-1994) Symphonies Nos 2 & 3 Finnish Radio SO/Hannu Lintu rec. 2018 ONDINEODE1332-5SACD [61:40]
Splendid performances of these now well-established symphonies.
Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Turandot Rebeka Lokar, Jorge de Léon,
Erika Grimaldi, Ch & O Teatro Regio Torino/Gianandrea Noseda
rec. 2018 C MAJORDVD 748108 [115
A fascinating staging of Puccini’s final opera, well sung and performed without Alfano’s completion.
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) Les Indes Gallantes Claron McFadden,
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Les Arts Florissants/William Christie rec. 1990 HARMONIA MUNDI HAX8901367.69 [3 CDs: 193:07]
A necessary addition to any
collection of French baroque music.
Ryuichi SAKAMOTO (b. 1952) For Mr Lawrence Jeroen van Veen (piano) rec. 2019 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95389 [5 CDs: 344:05]
An enjoyable exploration of most aspects of Sakamoto’s music.
Richard STÖHR (1874-1967)
Chamber Music Vol. 4 Conor Nelson (flute)
Mary Siciliano (piano)
Velda Kelly, Priscilla Johnson, Judith Teasdle (violin)
Susan Schreiber (viola)
Stefan Koch (cello) rec. 2014-19 TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0536 [66:39]
Lyrically generous, well-proportioned and backward looking.
Krzysztof Penderecki, composer
23 November 1933 – 29 March 2020
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