Yearly Archive: 2018
A release that is filled with strong musical impressions
Wilhelm Furtwängler: SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” – Berlin Philharmonic – Pristine Audio
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique” – Tibor de Machula, cello/ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Wilhelm Furtwaengler – Pristine Audio PASC 545, 71:33 [www.pristineclassical.com] ****: Andrew Rose and Pristine resuscitate two appearances by Wilhelm Furtwaengler with “his wife,” the Berlin Philharmonic, the first from […]
A masterful collection of unexpected modern rock covers.
Refined and introspective reading of the last three Beethoven Piano Sonatas with both a studio version and a DVD live version filmed in a ruined house.
Sergio Fiorentino Live in Taiwan = Piano works of Beethoven, Bach, Scriabin and others – Rhine Classics
This restored recital from Taiwan’s Novel Hall captures the Fiorentino at the peak of his form in splendid sound
Neo-jazz of the highest order.
Choral music that celebrates religious faith and the beauty of nature
An enigmatic but compelling use of oddly chosen anthems performed in the spirit of Dutch Free Jazz.
The Finckel/Han duo celebrates the influence of Mstislav Rostropovich in a series of works that bridge the centuries.
John Bruce Yeh on clarinet gives wonderful voice to music by Stephenson!
This album reveals an uncluttered attitude to modern jazz creativity
Honoring a righteous man…
A delicious re-issue on vinyl with crisp and untempered sound
Tenor sax and strings equals spontaneous music.
Re-mastered SACD of a seminal Rolling Stones album sounds great!
Vilde Frang plays BARTOK: Violin Concerto; ENESCU: Octet for Strings – Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Warner Classics
The impassioned music of two contemporaries has stunning realization by Vilde Frang and her select group of musical collaborators.
SAINT-SAENS: La foi; Organ Symphony – Paul Jacobs, organ/ Utah Symphony Orchestra/ Thierry Fischer – Hyperion
Warm and exotic, the music of Saint-Saens has an illuminated presence from Utah, including a “new” score.
Howard McGhee is a link in the trumpet chain from Dizzy Gillespie to Fats Navarro to Clifford Brown
An incredible collection of music and musicians centered on the theme of compassion.
An excellent celebratory album.
RACHMANINOV plays RACHMANINOV = The Four Piano Concertos & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Philadelphia Orchestra – Pristine
The four Rachmaninov concertos and Rhapsody could hardly be more “authentic” than those presented by the composer in lustrous remastering.
A good beginning makes a good end!