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Friday April 16th
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Well-Tempered Consort I
Phantasm rec. 2019
LINN RECORDS CKD618
Revelatory performances uncover yet more treasures in Bach’s
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Beethoven Odyssey BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis rec. 1962-85
ELOQUENCE 484 1728 [12 CDs: 7:50:03] [DC]
Revel in the “rough-hewn power and a lucidity of thought” of Sir Colin Davis’s London Beethoven recordings.
JohannesBRAHMS (1833-1897) | Symphony No. 4, Variations and Fugue on a Theme
by Handel Cleveland O/Vladimir Ashkenazy rec. 1992 DECCA436 853-2 [70:30] [DD]
consummate version of Brahms’ epic final
Symphony with a surprising and substantial
Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941)
Complete Music for Piano Peter Jacobs (piano)
rec. 1990/91 CONTINUUM CCD1016 [3CDs: 229:20]
Well-crafted music in compelling performances.
Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 9
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) Yo-Yo Ma (cello) West-Eastern Divan O/Daniel Barenboim (piano)
rec. 2019 UNITEL 803608 DVD [112 mins]
A video recording of a concert that really is something very special.
Sam HAYDEN (b.1968) Becomings Ian Pace (piano)
rec. 2020 MÉTIER MSV28611 [46:46 + 42:45] [JW]
Powerful contrasts in the work of a leading British modernist.
Jean-Paul-Égide MARTINI (1741-1816) Requiem pour Louis XVI Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé Niquet rec. 2019 CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES SPECTACLES CVS022 [61:25]
Niquet obviously enjoyed the large noise he was allowed to produce.
Joseph WÖLFL (1773–1812)
Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3, Concerto da Camera Nataša Veljkovic (piano)
Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim/Johannes Moesus
rec. 2016 CPO 555 149-2 [70:34] [RB]
Two piano concertos freshly brought out and delivered with sleight, conviction and splendour.
A Celebration of Conductor and Composer Stephen Wilkinson
BBC Northern Singers, William Byrd Singers/Stephen Wilkinson PRIMA FACIEPFCD147 [61:00]
This very fine disc of moving and accomplished choral music deserves every success.
Confessions of a Music Critic
by Christopher Morley publ. 2021 Brewin Books [JQ]
An entertaining book, but it’s something of a missed opportunity.
NEW from Acte Prealable AP0482 René Boisdeffre -
AP0493 Jazzowe Stany Moniuszki
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