Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Chaconne
Ferruccio BUSONI (1866-1924)
Fantasia after Bach, Fantasia contrappuntistica
- Lukasz Kwiatkowski
(piano) rec. 2014 DUX 0934 [58:53]
[SB] If you are a fan
of these works you will want to hear this disc.
van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony
9 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) Lucerne Fest Ch, Philharmonia
O/Wilhelm Furtwängler rec. 1954 AUDITE
80.461 LP [2 LPs: 76:32] [SG] Furtwängler’s
finest Ninth in stunning sound. A must for vinyl
BRAHMS (1833-1897) Complete Symphonies
- Bavarian RSO/Mariss Jansons rec.
2006-12 BR KLASSIK 900140 [3
CDs: 167:04] [DC] Could
be more competitive price-wise, but still excellent.
BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony
9 - Philharmonia O/Christoph von Dohnányi
rec. 2014 SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD431
[61:26] [DC] Maybe
not a giant-killer, but definitely a keeper.
Piano Works Vol. III
- David Wilde (piano) rec.
2013-15 DELPHIAN DCD34159 [64:36] [BR]
I have to urge any Chopin enthusiast to listen
to this. There is nothing else like it.
MONTEVERDI (1567-1643) Hor
chel ciel e la terra, Lamento della ninfa, Il
combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda Marco
MARAZZOLI (c.1605-1662) La Fiera
di Farfa - Le Poème Harmonique/Vincent
Dumestre rec. 2009 ALPHA CLASSICS 306
[71.31] [DBi] A really
enjoyable disc containing superb performances
somewhat hampered by the failure to print the
sung text in the booklet.
REGER (1873-1916) Chamber works
- Adolf Busch (violin) Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Philipp Dreisbach (clarinet) Busch Qt, Wendling
Qt rec. 1929-51 GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD2412
[74:01] [JW] Another
very recommendable release from Guild’s
intelligently programmed Busch series.
OF THE MONTH
Piano Works Vol. 3
- Novelletten, Davidsbündlertänze, Abegg Variations,
Geistervariationen - Imogen Cooper (piano) rec.
2014 CHANDOS CHAN10874 [75:51]
[SSi] Great feeling
SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Jedermann,
Two Serious Melodies, In memoriam - Cathedralis Aboensis
Ch, Turku PO/Leif Segerstam rec. 2014 NAXOS
8.573340 [72:50] [LW]
Segerstam excels in his Sibelius series on Naxos
with death-haunted works.
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) Autograph WARNER
CLASSICS 2564 619047 [8 CDs: c.620:00 + 1 DVD:
56:48] [RMo] Devotees of Gheorghiu’s art will not hesitate to acquire this tribute to her, especially given its bargain price.
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