BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony
8 - Berlin PO/Karl Böhm rec. 1969 TESTAMENT
[SG] A visionary
interpretation of rhetorical eloquence.
Songs from Seven
Decades - Andrea Meláth (mezzo
soprano) Tünde Szabóki (soprano) István Dominkó
(piano) rec. 2015 HUNGAROTON [JW] A wide variety of styles from
across the decades.
GRANADOS (1867-1916) Chamber
Music with Piano - Trio Rodin rec. 2013 ĆVEA [SB] A worthwhile calling-card with
some attractive music.
GRIEG (1843-1907) Peer Gynt Suites,
Norwegian Dances - English Ch O/Raymond Leppard
rec. 1975 PENTATONE SACD
[GPJ] A fitting memento of a fine
musical partnership from the 1970s.
OF THE MONTH
HESKETH (b. 1968) Through Magic
Casements, Horae, Notte Oscura, Japanese Miniatures
- Clare Hammond (piano) rec. 2015 BIS
SACD [DC] Awards
await this remarkable release.
SATIE (1866-1925) Complete
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Some very fine performances but can’t
be regarded as in the top-flight due to the
choice of tempos in the famous pieces.
SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) Preludes
& Fugues - Craig Sheppard (piano) rec. 2015
ROMÉO RECORDS [JW] He is a clear-eyed exponent,
and his approach here is hugely impressive.
The Story of Le
Sacre du Printemps - Rotterdam
PO/Valery Gergiev rec. 1999 ARTHAUS
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Contrafacta Anonima Frottolisti re. 2014
Interesting repertoire which sheds light
on a less well-known aspect of renaissance music.
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Kessels rec. 2015 OPUS ARTE DVD [RMay] Intriguing subject matter
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