Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphonies Nos 1 &
Bergen PO/Edward Gardner rec. 2018 CHANDOS CHSA5236 SACD [81:25]
Rugged and tender values combined in magnificently recorded performances of old favourites which should tempt new listeners.
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
Samson - Joshua Ellicott (tenor) Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Tiffin Boys’ Ch, Dunedin Consort/John Butt rec. 2018 LINN CKD599 [3 CDs: 204:14]
[ST] The best Handel oratorio I’ve heard in years.
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
& Clara SCHUMANN (1819-1896) Piano Trios - Mannes-Gimpel-Silva Trio rec. 1951/53
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR1601
The recordings of a long-forgotten ensemble resurrected.
Fritz VOLBACH (1861-1940)
Symphony, Es waren zwei Königskinder - Münster SO/Golo Berg rec. 2019
CPO 777 886-2
Accomplished and dedicated performances that carry conviction.
Richard WAGNER (1813-1883)
Siegfried Act III -
Lise Lindstrom (soprano) Stefan Vinke (tenor)
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie/Pietari Inkinen rec. 2018 SWR MUSIC SWR19078CD [59:12]
[ECH] An enjoyable if bereft dramatic performance.
Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826)
Chamber music for flute - Kazunori Seo (flute), Makoto Ueno (piano), Shohei Uwamori (cello) rec. 2017
Even if not all the flute pieces on this disc are authentic Weber, there is certainly much to like about them.
Christmas at St George’s Windsor
Luke Bond (organ), Ch St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle/James Vivian rec. 2018
A magical celebration of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, sung with great sensitivity.
Trio └ Cordes Franšais Vol. 1: Mozart rec. 1966-77
DOREMI DHR8091-4 [4 CDs: 296:00] [JW] A most enjoyable survey of this outstanding trio’s work.
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