Monthly Archive: September 2011
Another masterful assemblage of David Nadien spectaculars, each ravishing, fastidious, and eminently musical in the manner that emulates Nadien’s contemporary, Jascha Heifetz.
Surround Sound—The Holy Grail of Home Entertainment?; Passive 3D Kit Introduced; Free conversion of DSD/SACD Files; Festival of New Music by Composers Age 40 and Under
GRIEG: Complete Sym. Works, Vol. II = Two Elegiac Melodies; Holberg Suite; Two Melodies; Three Nordic Melodies – WDR Sinfonieorchester Koeln/ Eivind Aadland – Audite
Volume two of the Grieg symphonic works devotes itself to the string ensemble, particularly those folk-spirited dances and songs rife with rustic energies.
"Reflections" — Works of CASTANOS, O'LEARY, GARDNER, RING, YI – Concorde Contemp. Music Ens. – Navona
Exciting Irish ensemble provides this collection of fascinating new works.
BERLIOZ: Beatrice and Benedict Ov.; Harold in Italy; PAGANINI: Sonata per la Gran Viola – David Aaron Carpenter, viola/ Helsinki Philharmonic /Vladimir Ashkenazy – Ondine
A disc that ingeniously connects compositions that were the result of the interaction between two great Romantics: Berlioz and Paganini.
VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasilieras Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 5; Fantasia; Concerto for Guitar and Orch.; Momoprecoce Fantasy; String Quartet No. 6 – various perf. – EMI (2 CDs)
EMI assembles an essential compilation of the Villa-Lobos oeuvre, spirited and infinitely rich in national and “learned” colors.
This silent classic caused Ingmar Bergman to want to make movies and also influenced Jean Cocteau.
A soul/funk swinger that deserves a second chance.
Much higher artistic quality than a B-grade horror flick.
Born in one of the most northerly cities in the world and played an orchestra from the same area.
Burning Gums: urban jazz which doesn’t hurt.
Interesting scores somewhat similar to Khachaturian ballet music.
The first all-orchestral classical work by the former Beatle.
Latest Surround Technology Sets New Standards; Classical Music News; Three Brands to Offer Deep-Bass in Their Soundbars
Jake Schepps, banjo – An Evening in the Village – The Music of BELA BARTOK – Fine Mighty RecordsMichel Tirabosco, panflute & Denis Fedorov, accordion – Printemps (Works of BACH & VIVALDI) – Gallo
Reimaginings of familiar works of three classical composers on unexpected instruments.
This album would be good for those interested in improvisation at its best.
Kim’s interpretation presents a Beethoven interpreter of taste and imaginative fancy.
Volume I of the Aarland Grieg cycle of symphonic works resonates with authenticity and power, a real addition to a much-familiar landscape.
Something for everybody in this wonderful eclectic collection!
An amazing CD—physically, historically and musically.
Can’t believe I watched this the same night as Dumbo.
A youthful virtuoso proves himself a master colorist in Gallic and Swiss repertory that shares a penchant for diaphanous textures and rhythmic complexity.