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BAX (1883-1953) Nympholept, Sonatas, Hungarian Dances,
The Happy Forest - Natalia Williams-Wandoch
(piano) rec. 2018 USK RECORDINGS USK1236CD
[59:00] [NB] An excellent debut recital.
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Billy Budd
- Jacques Imbrailo, Toby Spence, Ch & O Teatro Real Madrid/Ivor Bolton rec. 2017 BEL AIR CLASSIQUES BAC554 Blu-ray [175 mins] [RC] A most compelling account of one of the great operas of the 20th century.
Andrew DOWNES (b. 1950)
Chamber works - Rupert Marshall Luck (violin, viola),
Duncan Honeybourne (piano) rec. 2017 EM RECORDS EMRCD056 [67:20] [SSi] A lovely disc, which will be enjoyed greatly by all followers of English music.
Carlo MENOTTI (1911-2007) The
Medium, The Telephone - Julija Samsonova-Khayet
(mezzo) Lorenzo Grante (baritone) Elizabeth
Hertzberg (soprano) O Filarmonica Italiana/Flavio
Emilio Scogna rec. 2018 BRILLIANT CLASSICS
95361 [65:13 + 24:58] [NH] A number
of caveats, but it’s been very good to
hear some Menotti again.
Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
- Pietro Scarpini (piano) rec. 1953-75 RHINE
CLASSICS RH-014 [65:28 + 72:30] [SG]
Buried treasures revealed.
Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concertos 1-4, Paganini Rhapsody - Sergei Rachmaninov (piano) Philadelphia O/Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy rec. 1929-41 PRISTINE AUDIO PASC544 [2 CDs: 137:25] [EJW] An astonishing remastering of these legendary recordings.
Fro bin ich dein
Musical treasures from 16th century Basel - Ensemble Canti B rec. 2015 COVIELLO CLASSICS COV91708 [59:32] [JV] A very entertaining disc with a mixture of familiar and little-known pieces.
Güher & Süher Pekinel (pianos) Treasures ARTHAUS
MUSIK Blu-ray/DVD/CD 109366 [13 discs:
1034 mins] [RC] A most welcome tribute to
two rare talents who have few if any peers in
Salut d’amour Sueye Park (violin),
Love Derwinger (piano) rec. 2017 BIS BIS-2382 SACD [58:43] [GF] Totally convincing.
Olivia De Prato (violin) Samson
Young, Missy Mazzoli (electronics) NEW
FOCUS RECORDINGS FCR193 [45:08] [JW]
A fearless and sensitive performer of cutting-edge
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