Monthly Archive: December 2011
MONTEVERDI: Arie e Lamenti; Madrigali Guerrieriet Amorosi – Montserrat Figueras, sop./ Ton Koopman, harpsichord & organ/ Andrew Lawrence-King, harp/ La Capella Reial de Catalunya/ Jordi Savall – Alia Vox Heritage
There isn’t a one of this series that I can think of that is not deservedly being put back into circulation.
MOERAN: Symphony in G Minor; IRELAND: Piano Concerto in E-flat – Eileen Joyce, piano/ Halle Orchestra/ Leslie Heward – Dutton
Leslie Heward receives little notice these days, due to his dying of severe asthma and tuberculosis as he neared his prime.
PHILIPPE ROGIER: Missa Inclita stirps Jesse; Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae; JACOBUS CLEMENS: Motet; ANTONIO DE CABEZON: Cancion Francesca glosada; Ave Maris stella – Magnificat/ His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts/ Philip Cave – Linn
Anyone wishing for a little background info on Philippe Rogier can look to my previous review of the second disc in Linn’s admirable Rogier series by these same forces.
To be one of the 12 AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who will receive the 4-CD “Sacred Music in the Renaissance” Vol. 3 boxed set from Gimell Records, you will only need to register this month using our simple non-intrusive email-secure form. These recordings from the famed Tallis Scholars won universal critical acclaim when they were first released. Both masterworks […]
The third volume of Linn’s Rogier series continues unabated.
“French Album No. 1” RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major – Guarneri String Quartet – Lancia Media Factory vinyl
Perfect performance and recording of a classic quartet on vinyl which a decade ago was also on a surround DVD-A.
Scientists Resurrect Damaged Analog Audio Discs Via Photography; Inexpensive Adapter Brings DTS Surround to Computer Headphones; Optimism at Annual CEDIA Meeting; High Ultrasonic Noise on SACDs a Myth
ROBERT PATERSON: The Book of Goddesses; Freya's Tears; Embracing the Wind – MAYA trio/Clockwise duo/American Modern Ens. – American Modern
These goddesses worth meditating over.
Relatively early inscriptions by Charles Munch on his “native soil” of French music reveal an ardent and sympathetic interpreter.
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 – Mindru Katz, piano/ Jerusalem Sym. Orch./ Gary Bertini (Mozart)/ Mendi Rodan – Cembal d’amour
Israeli virtuoso Mindru Katz delivers two powerhouse renditions of Mozart and Beethoven concerto staples.
Gil Evans and his Orchestra – New Bottle Old Wine (1958) – World-Pacific/Pure Pleasure LP Gil Evans Orchestra – Great Jazz Standards (1959) Capitol/Blue Note/ Pure Pleasure LP
Two fine late-’50s Gil Evans sessions on highest-quality vinyl.
"Evan Shinners: @BACH" = Partita No. 1; 2 Toccatas; French Suite 5; Keyboard Concerto in d minor – New Cull Records
If Busoni were drunk, he might embrace this kid Shinners, who plays Bach for the fun of it and does not apologize.
The homogeneity of lightness and balanced phraseology sets a high mark for No. 18.
A new fusion influence.
Turkish virtuoso Idel Biret performs a world premier from her countryman Adman Saygun as well as a premier from Frenchman Jean Francaix.
THX and Optometry College Set Up One-Person 3D Theater; Alan Greenspan Failed to Predict That Home Taping Would “Kill Music”
Portlandia, Blu-ray (2011) Season 1 – 6 episodes – of the new IFC cable comedy Cast: Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Kyle Maclachlan, Steve Buscemi, Aimee Mann, Selma Blair Studio: IFC/VSC BR01838-0 [12/6/11] Video: 16:9 1080i HD Audio: English PCM stereo Extras: Blooper reel, Extended scenes, Deleted scenes, Armisen speaks to OES high school grads, 2 […]
CLASSICAL, Incl. HI-RES, CLASSICAL REISSUE & VINYL LEE ACTOR: Concerto for Alto Sax and Orch. – Debra Richtmeyer, alto sax/Slovak Nat. Sym. Orch./Kirk Trevor; Dance Rhapsody; Celebration Ov. – Slovak Nat. Sym. Orch./Trevor (Con. for Horn & Orch.) – Navona NV5848 JOHN ADAMS: Son of Chamber Symphony, String Quartet – St. Lawrence String Q. – […]
‘Child’s Play’ – Clarinetist Kelly Johnson plays works of PARKER, DAVID, ROGERS, DESPIC & MANDAT – Potenza Music
Another terrific collection of clarinet discoveries!
Intimate and idyllic pieces from “a natural American Romantic” composer, eager to express his sentiments in unabashedly conventional melodic terms.
Original music in the new jazz style.
Coltrane, Monk, and Kirk DVDs highlight the Jazz Icons Series 5 box set, the latter two in color.