Monthly Archive: January 2016
An abundance of unique improvisational music by a profusion of guitarists.
Five Bach violin concertos realized by Ibragimova and Arcangelo make a spectacular assemblage.
Wonderful contemporary music of svelte attraction and lyrical propensity.
An edgy style with undertones of fantasy.
Volume 5 of the Fritz Brun survey – three virtuosic keyboard combinations with orchestra.
********* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ********* Under the Wing of the Rock – Music by BRITTEN, BEAMISH, KRAGGERUD, NORDHEIM AND THOMMESSEN – 2L
Infrequently heard music beautifully recorded.
Well-played music for synthesizer and strong ensemble beautifully recorded.
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Another Coen Bros. masterpiece with the Criterion treatment.
JANACEK: Orch. Music Vol. 1 – Sinfonietta; Capriccio; The Cunning Little Vixen – The Bergen Philharmonic/ Edward Gardener – Jean Efflam Bavouzet, p. – Chandos
Three pieces from Janácek’s late period, in excellent hi-res surround.
HAYDN: Sinfonia concertante; MOZART: Oboe Concerto; Bassoon Concerto – Var. performers/Arcangelo/ Jonathan Cohen – Hyperion
The sound is clear, well-balanced and warm.
Terrific vinyl sonics as well as performance. 45 rpm!
Ken Fowser shines in his first release as recording leader…
GRANADOS: Piano Quintet; TURINA: Piano Quintet; Calliope – Javier Perianes, p./ Cuarteto Quiroga – Harmonia mundi
Perianes and company perform two captivating, often overlooked, piano quintets from Spain.
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A well-rounded effort for Joey D. …
An overlooked gem of free improvisation with subtle overtones.
An inventive trio tribute to the pioneering Sam Rivers. Joseph Daley – The Tuba Trio Chronicles [TrackList follows] – Joda Music (Catghaut Arts) 004, 69:52 [1/1/16] ****: (Warren Smith – drums, MPI [Multiple Percussion Instrument] (tracks 1, 5, 7), bass marimba (track 2), timpani (tracks 2, 4-5), bass drum (tracks 3-4), gongs (tracks 3-5), Chinese […]
Cherkassky’s appearances in Germany in the 1950s confirm his status as a master colorist. Shura Cherkassky, piano = HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 34 in e minor; CHOPIN: Ballade No. 1 in g minor, Op. 23; Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 51; Fantasie-Impromptu in c-sharp minor, Op. 66; Scherzo No. 1 in b minor, […]
Rather Feldman-esque works are a pleasant surprise.
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Winn the performer has been around awhile, but if you don’t know the composer you only have half the story. JAMES WINN: Variations on a Theme of Bartok; Masque for Oboe, Cello, and Piano; Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio – Dmitri Atapine, cello/ Rong-Huey Liu, oboe/ Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, v./ James Winn, p. – MSR Classics […]