Monthly Archive: August 2017

JANACEK: Lord, Have Mercy on Us; Diary of One Who Disappeared; Glagolitic Mass –  Czech Philharmonic Choir/ Czech Philharmonic/ Vaclav Neumann – Praga Digitals

JANACEK: Lord, Have Mercy on Us; Diary of One Who Disappeared; Glagolitic Mass –  Czech Philharmonic Choir/ Czech Philharmonic/ Vaclav Neumann – Praga Digitals

JANACEK: Lord, Have Mercy on Us; Diary of One Who Disappeared; Glagolitic Mass – Jadwiga Wysoczanska, soprano/ Marie Mrazova, alto/ Beno Blachut, tenor/ Dalibor Jedlicka, bass/ Petr Sovadina, organ/Brass Section of the Prague Symphony Orchestra/ Jiri Pinkas (Lord)/ Miroslav Frydlewicz, tenor/ Vera Soukupova, alto/Soloists of the Pavel Kuehn Chamber Chorus/ Radoslav Kvapil, piano (Diary)/ Gabriela […]

Fabien Sevitzky Vol. 2 = Symphonic Works by GLAZUNOV; DUBENSKY; CESANA; GERSHWIN – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Fabien Sevitzky – Pristine 

Fabien Sevitzky Vol. 2 = Symphonic Works by GLAZUNOV; DUBENSKY; CESANA; GERSHWIN – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Fabien Sevitzky – Pristine 

Fabien Sevitzky Indianapolis Symphony, Vol. 2 = GLAZUNOV: From the Middle Ages, Suite Op. 79; DUBENSKY: Fugue for 18 Violins; Stephen Foster: Theme, Variations and Finale; CESANA: Negro Heaven; GERSHWIN (arr. Bennett): Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Fabien Sevitzky – Pristine Audio PASC 509, 69:09 [www.prisitneclassical.com] ****: Fabien Sevitzky’s […]

SZYMON LAKS: Chamber Music – ARC Ensemble – Chandos

SZYMON LAKS: Chamber Music – ARC Ensemble – Chandos

SZYMON LAKS: Chamber Music—Divertimento—Wind Concertino—Passacaille—String Quartet No. 4—Piano Quintet—Sonatina—ARC Ensemble—Chandos CHAN 10983, 83:04, ****: A Holocaust survivor’s vibrant neoclassical chamber music emerges from the shadows. There have been a lot of recordings of Jewish composers who perished in the Holocaust of World War II in the last twenty-five years. Much less attention has been paid […]

Philippe MANOURY: The Book of Keyboards – Third Coast Percussion – New Focus

Philippe MANOURY: The Book of Keyboards – Third Coast Percussion – New Focus

Philippe MANOURY: The Book of Keyboards (works for percussion ensemble) – Third Coast Percussion – New Focus, 49:48 (8/417) ***: New works of distinction for various vibraphone, marimba and sixxen ensembles, not so far distant from the world of Iannis Xenakis. (Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Owen Clayton, Peter Martin, David Skidmore, Ross Karre, Gregory Beyer) […]

Olivier MESSIAEN, “20th Anniversary Edition” – A Comprehensive Collection of the Works of Olivier Messiaen – Warner  Classics, 25 CDs

Olivier MESSIAEN, “20th Anniversary Edition” – A Comprehensive Collection of the Works of Olivier Messiaen – Warner  Classics, 25 CDs

Olivier MESSIAEN, “20th Anniversary Edition” – A Comprehensive Collection of the Works of Olivier Messiaen – Warner  Classics, 25 CDs [Performance credits below] (4/15/17) ****: Warner Classics has released an exceptional and comprehensive assemblage of Olivier Messiaen’s significant musical corpus. To honor this special release from Warner Classics, and the impact Messiaen has had on […]

Procol Harum – A Salty Dog – Regal Zonophone

Procol Harum – A Salty Dog – Regal Zonophone

Procol Harum – A Salty Dog – Regal Zonophone/A&M (1969)/Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (1969) Limited Edition UDSACD2192 stereo-only SACD, 40:18 ****1/2: This is a stunning re-mastering of classic Procol Harum! (Gary Booker – piano, three-stringed guitar, celeste, bells harmonica, recorder, word, vocals and orchestral arrangement (Salty Dog, All This And More); Matthew Fisher – producer, […]

Oscar Pettiford – Nonet/Big Band/Sextet – 1955-1958 – New York City – Uptown Records

Oscar Pettiford – Nonet/Big Band/Sextet – 1955-1958 – New York City – Uptown Records

Oscar Pettiford – Nonet/Big Band/Sextet – 1955-1958 – New York City – Uptown Records UPCD27 86/27.87 – 2CD  78:40/79:32 – ***1/2 Of historical significance – Oscar Pettiford – 1955-1958 Live Broadcasts in NYC … (Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello; Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles, Ray Copeland, Art Farmer, Joe Wilder – trumpets; Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland […]

SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto; GRIEG Lyric Pieces; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsodies; Polonaise – Nelson Freire, piano/ Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin/ Adam Fischer – Audite 

SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto; GRIEG Lyric Pieces; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsodies; Polonaise – Nelson Freire, piano/ Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin/ Adam Fischer – Audite 

SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 22; Grieg: 5 Lyric Pieces; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in e minor; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major; Polonaise No. 2 in E Major – Nelson Freire, piano/ Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin/ Adam Fischer – Audite 95.742, 55:08 (8/11/17) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Vintage recordings […]

Streams and Podcasts for 26 August 2018

Streams and Podcasts for 26 August 2018

This week, The Music Treasury will focus on the artistry of Wanda Landowska.  Among other things, Landowska played a significant role in revitalizing interest in the harpsichord.  This evening’s show will include works by Bach, Scarlatti, as well as Poulenc, who composed a concerto for her. The show can be heard on Sunday, 27 August […]

Angelo Maria FIORE: Complete cello sonatas & 17th c. Italian Operas – Elinor Frey (baroque cello) – Passacaille

Angelo Maria FIORE: Complete cello sonatas & 17th c. Italian Operas – Elinor Frey (baroque cello) – Passacaille

Angelo Maria FIORE: Complete cello sonatas & 17th c. Italian Operas – Elinor Frey (baroque cello) – Passacaille 1026, 74:38, (5/1/17) ****: Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments. (Elinor Frey; baroque cello / Lorenzo Ghielmi; harpsichord / Suzie LeBlanc; soprano / Esteban La […]

BACH: French Suites —Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano—Decca

BACH: French Suites —Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano—Decca

Vladimir Ashkenazy—BACH: French Suites—Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano—Decca 483-2150—82:52 ***1/2 Vladimir Ashkenazy is a name with which I’ve been familiar for many years. As a former resident of Cleveland, where he was for many years the guest conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, I had the opportunity to see him lead that orchestra. And despite turning 80 this […]

Entrez, le Diable! = Baroque Cello Sonatas by LANZETTI; BERTEAU; MARTIN; BARRIERE – Juliana Soltis, Baroque cello/ Adalha MacAdam-Somer, viola da gamba/ Lucas Harris, theorbo/ Justin Murphy-Mancini, harpsichord – Acis

Entrez, le Diable! = Baroque Cello Sonatas by LANZETTI; BERTEAU; MARTIN; BARRIERE – Juliana Soltis, Baroque cello/ Adalha MacAdam-Somer, viola da gamba/ Lucas Harris, theorbo/ Justin Murphy-Mancini, harpsichord – Acis

Entrez, le Diable! = LANZETTI: Sonata in e minor, Op. 1, No. 8; BERTEAU: Sonata in G Major, Op. 1, No. 3; MARTIN: Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 4; BARRIERE: Sonata in D Major, Book 1, No. 4; Sonata in d minor, Book 3, No. 5 – Juliana Soltis, Baroque cello/ Adalha MacAdam-Somer, […]

Yelena ECKEMOFF Quintet: In the Shadow of a Cloud – L & H

Yelena ECKEMOFF Quintet: In the Shadow of a Cloud – L & H

Yelena ECKEMOFF Quintet: In the Shadow of a Cloud – L & H 25, 96:00, (8/4/17) ***: ECM-sound alike composer and pianist Yelena Eckemoff’s  tone poems arranged for a quintet. (Yelena Eckemoff; composer and piano; Chris Potter; saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Adam Rogers; guitar; Drew Gress; bass; Gerald Cleaver; drums) The profound but irascible German […]

Dave Stryker – Strykin’ Ahead – Strikezone 

Dave Stryker – Strykin’ Ahead – Strikezone 

Dave Stryker – Strykin’ Ahead – Strikezone Records 8815 59:39****: A stylish endeavour ( Dave Stryker – guitar; Steve Nelson – vibes; Jared Gold – organ; McClenty Hunter – drums ) The configuration of an organ, guitar, drums jazz trio seems to have been around since God was a boy. However adding vibes to the […]

Serebrier conducts GRANADOS = Works by GRANADOS; TOLDRA; MALATS; CHAPI; MORERA; MONASTERIO; ALBENIZ; GRIGNON – Concerto Malaga String Orchestra/ Jose Serebrier – Somm Celeste

Serebrier conducts GRANADOS = Works by GRANADOS; TOLDRA; MALATS; CHAPI; MORERA; MONASTERIO; ALBENIZ; GRIGNON – Concerto Malaga String Orchestra/ Jose Serebrier – Somm Celeste

Serebrier conducts GRANADOS = GRANADOS: Andaluza; Oroental; Pequena Romanza for String Quartet; El Himno de los Muertos; Intermezzo from Goyesca; TARREGA:  Recuerdos de la Alhambra; Gran Vals; TOLDRA: Nocturna; MALATS: Serenata; CHAPI: Nocturno; MORERA: Desolacio; MONASTERIO: Andante Religioso for Strings; ALBENIZ: Tango, Op. 165, No. 2; Mallorca, Op. 202; GRIGNON: Lento Expresivo for String Orchestra […]

Albert ROUSSEL: Symphonies, Suites – Paul Paray/ Leonard Bernstein/Andre Cluytens/Herbert von Karajan – Praga Digitals 

Albert ROUSSEL: Symphonies, Suites – Paul Paray/ Leonard Bernstein/Andre Cluytens/Herbert von Karajan – Praga Digitals 

Albert ROUSSEL: Suite in F; Symphony No. 3; Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2; Symphonie No. 4 – Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Paul Paray/New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein/Orchestre de la Societe du Conservatoire de Paris/Andre Cluytens/Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan – Praga Digitals PRD 350 138, 79:59, (9/08/17) ****: A fine compilation of this somewhat obscure composer’s best. Albert […]

The Who – Isle Of Wight 2004 (Blu-ray + 2 CDs) – 2017

The Who – Isle Of Wight 2004 (Blu-ray + 2 CDs) – 2017

The Who – Isle Of Wight 2004 (Blu-ray + 2 CDs) – 2017 The Who reclaim their rock throne. Cast: Pete Townsend – guitar, vocals; Roger Daltrey – vocals; Simon Townsend – guitar, vocals; Pino Palladino – bass; Zak Starkey – drums; John “Rabbit” Bundrick – keyboards Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment EVB335649 Director: Matt Askem […]