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Monday January 18th
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Secular Vocal Quartets with Piano Vol. 2 Norddeutscher Figuralchor/Jorg Straube
rec. 2014/15 MDG 9471920-6 SACD [65:41] [RWe]
An excellent survey of this surprisingly varied repertoire.
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Piano Quartets No. 1-2 etc. Fauré Quartett rec. 2020
BERLIN CLASSICS 0301422BC [72:57] [SSi]
The disc marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ensemble.
FAURÉ (1845-1924) &
BRAHMS (1833-1897) Piano Trios Franz SCHUBERT
(1797-1828) Notturno Trio Isimsiz rec. 2019 RUBICON
RCD1048 [67:51] [DD]
An enjoyable collection.
Joseph LAUBER (1864-1952) Symphonies Nos
1 & 2 Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn/Kaspar Zehnder
rec. 2020 SCHWEIZER FONOGRAMM [73:45] [JW]
Lauber shows himself to be a highly competent symphonist in these
two early examples.
David MATTHEWS (b. 1943) Symphony No. 8, Toward Sunrise, Sinfonia, A Vision of the Sea BBC Philharmonic/Jac van Steen
rec. 2017 SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD647 [67:47] [JQ]
This splendid disc is a notable addition to David Matthews’ discography.
Józef WIENIAWSKI (1837-1912) Piano Works Volume 5 Agnieszka Schulz-Brzyska (piano) rec. 2020
ACTE PRÉALABLE AP0474 [62:42] [RCh]
An appealing addition to Józef Wieniawski's growing discography.
casalQuartett (ensemble) Beethovens Welt 1799-1851: Der Revolutionär und seine Rivalen rec. 2017-2019
SOLO MUSICA SM283 [5 CDs: 311:52] [RMo]
This programme elegantly and judiciously educates us in the development of the form.
In the Age of Debussy Music by Lili Boulanger, Debussy, Dukas, Caplet and Fauré Ransom Wilson (flute), François Dumont (piano) rec. 2019
NIMBUS NI6407 [64:50] [JF]
An innovative take on Debussy.
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (viola) ReVIOLAtion Musicby Druzhinin, Weinberg, Vieuxtemps and Bacewicz rec. 2017
NAXOS 8.551432 [50:58] [PBW]
Deserves a warm welcome, both for choice of repertoire and for the classy performances.
Smoke Encrypted Whispers Poetry by Samuel Wagan Watson
with incidental music Ron Haddrick (reader) Southern Cross Soloists rec. 2011/12 MELBA RECORDINGS MR301140 [79:57]
An imaginatively conceived presentation of musical miniatures
linking a moving sequence of poems from a pioneering and powerful indigenous voice.
NEW from Acte Prealable AP0480 Żeleński -
Roguski - Recently Discovered Works
AP0481 René de Boisdeffre - Songs 1
AP0488-89 Carl Maria von Weber - Complete Piano Sonatas AP0490 Swan
Hennessy - Viola and Piano Works
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