Symphony No. 1, Cloud and Sunshine - Malmö
Opera O/Christopher Fifield rec. 2003 STERLING [JW] Cliffe can certainly stand proudly in
the tradition of late nineteenth-century British
GOUÉ (1904-1946) Piano
Works Vol. 2 - Diane Andersen (piano)
AZUR CLASSICAL [SG] It has been gratifying to encounter
this rarely performed music.
(1851-1931) Symphony No. 2, Souvenirs, Istar - Royal Scottish
Ntl O/Jean-Luc Tingaud rec. 2015 NAXOS [DJB] For those new to d’Indy’s music, this is an excellent place to start.
František JIRÁNEK (1698-1778) Concertos
Collegium Marianum/Jana Semerádová
rec. 2016 SUPRAPHON [JW] This series hasn’t seemed like faltering at any stage and I’m glad to say
it hasn’t done so here.
Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
Il Sesto Libro de Madrigali -
Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
rec. 1992 ARCANA [SSi] This enjoyable recording deals with Monteverdi’s music on the theme of loss. I find it easy to recommend.
Niccolò PAGANINI (1782-1840)
Complete Works for Violin/Viola, Cello
& Guitar -
Nils-Erik Sparf (violin/viola) Andreas Brantelid (cello) David Härenstam (guitar)
rec. 2016 PROPRIUS [GF] This music may be a bit off the beaten track but it is charming and well worth anyone’s acquaintance, and also eminently well executed.
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- Nina Stemme, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ch &
O Teatro alla Scala Milano/Riccardo Chailly
DECCA Blu-ray [DBi] Puccini's final opera
with Berio's well judged completion.
A top recommendation.
STRAUSS (1864-1949) Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier
suites - Pittsburgh SO/Manfred
Honeck rec. 2016 REFERENCE RECORDINGS
SACD [NB] An impressive disc.
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949)
Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben -
NHK SO/Paavo Järvi
rec. 2015 RCA [MB] A sensational Don Juan but a Heldenleben that only
occasionally reaches the heights.
Munch The Complete New York
Philharmonic Recordings - P-SO New York rec. 1947/48 PRISTINE AUDIO
enjoyable set which includes some useful additions
to the Munch discography.
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