Monthly Archive: August 2018
Tesla Quartet – RAVEL: String Quartet; HAYDN: String Quartet Op. 54; STRAVINSKY: Concertino for String Quartet – Orchid Classics
The debut album by the Tesla Quartet pays homage to their namesake by crisply realizing works of harmony and invention.
The Music Treasury presents Serge Koussevitzky, composer/conductor/publisher.
Bracing new music from those bold jazz innovators from Norway.
This is a stunning vinyl upgrade of a remarkable jazz piano album.
Iconic cool jazz quartet shines on re-mastered vinyl!
Rudolf Serkin: Early and Unpublished Recordings = Works by BEETHOVEN; BUSONI; SCHUMANN – Pristine Audio
Mark Obert-Thorn restores previously unpublished, vital Rudolf Serkin performances to the active catalogue.
Génisson and his American colleague catch the spirit of these contrasting works.
Underrated soul singer gets a well-deserved new look in a vinyl upgrade.
Emotional and inspiring choral music loving recorded and expertly performed.
Brahem’s long awaited reunion with Dave Holland, plus new collaborations with Jack DeJohnette and Django Bates.
Pianist Federico Colli inaugurates his Scarlatti cycle with 16 sonatas that combine harmony, invention, and elegance.
Precocious concerti and the usual sterling advocacy from Howard Shelley.
This week, The Music Treasury continues its review of composer/conductor/pianist/educator Leonard Bernstein. The show can be heard on KSZU in the Bay Area, from 19:00 – 21:00; it can be heard concurrently on the ‘Net from its host station, kzsu.stanford.edu. Leonard Bernstein, Part 2 Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) would have celebrated his 100th birthday, Saturday, August 25. This […]
Contemporary percussion music wrapped in an exquisite recording!
The Hans Rosbaud revival begins with his Wagner recordings, 1955-1959, much in the Toscanini tradition.
Not your typical blend of classical, blues, jazz, et al… The NPO Ensembls (Meg Okura, violin; Sam Newsome saxophone; Jean-Michel Pilc, keyboards) in “Live A The Stone” takes us on a wonderful journey through a stream of rich interweaving improvisations!
Sir Thomas Beecham: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Live in the Royal Festival Hall, 1954-1959 = Symphonic Works by HAYDN; BOCCHERINI; MENDELSSOHN; MOZART; BEETHOVEN; BRAHMS; WAGNER; LISZT – ICA Classics
ICA restores a series of Beecham broadcasts and performances that testify to his artistic discipline and “mercurial” spirit.
Charpentier is better known for his sacred than his theater works, but this opera is a very satisfying little entertainment.
Minor Major – Oslo String Quartet – Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11; Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 – 2L
2L can always be counted on for exceptional audiophile pleasing fidelity, and they always seem to get the music right in terms of performance and selection.
An inextricable connection to love
A feast for the violin and chamber music lover from a premier chamber music festival!
Two outstanding issues cover all the bases in these fabulous works!