Monthly Archive: September 2018
A rich visit into the choral music of Medieval Music of England.
MOZART: Violin Concerto Nos. 4 & 5 – London Symphony Orchestra/ Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor – LSO
Gentle, persuasively fluent virtuosity marks the Znaider readings of Mozart two last violin concertos.
Transplanting the legacy of Alan Lomax into the jazz lexicon.
Stokowski: Wartime NBC Performances = Works by COPLAND; MOHAUPT; LAVALLE; HANSON; AMFITHEATROF; ANTHEIL; SCHOENBERG – Pristine Audio
Stokowski and the NBC Symphony between 1942 and 1944 deliver to the world a series of world premieres.
Scandinavian-inspired jazz from a Denver trumpeter.
A quartet from the ‘other’ side of jazz/improvised music.
Tord Gustavsen trio adds Bach, and traditional Norwegian folk tunes to their modal repertoire to good effect.
The third time proves the charm for the ever-intrepid Yo-Yo Ma!
A singer with a warm and charming voice
Horenstein conducts PROKOFIEV = Symphony Nos. 1 & 5; Suites – Concerts Colonne Orchestra Paris – Pristine Audio
Pristine restores the vivid 1954 Vox performances by Jascha Horenstein of music by Prokofiev, now imbued with new life.
The Music Treasury presenting Violinist Aldo Ferraresi.
Will Ackerman – FLOW – LMB Music 11006, 50:33 ****1/2: With three instruments and bona fide gravitas as instrumentalists, Flow is a group of established solo artists who have joined together to share a specific musical vision. Will Ackerman, Windham Hill founder and producer may be the most recognized member of Flow (whose spelling is […]
Hans Rosbaud appears before his Baden-Baden orchestra in spirited, vibrant renditions of two Tchaikovsky symphonies.
“Teach Me Thy Statutes” = CHESNOKOV: Music from the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy – Vladimir Gorbik – Reference Recordings
Stunning music in vibrant and nearly-perfect surround sound.
Whispering Fragrances — a window into the world of contemporary composer Stephen Yip, with instruments ranging from solo violin to chamber ensembles with saxophone, bassoon, strings, piano, guzheng…
Bringing ‘fusion’ into the modern era.
Louis Lortie and conductor Gardner present us dazzling intensely athletic accounts of the three Saint-Saëns concertos, brilliant and scintillating.
The Golden Age—Ray Chen plays works by Kreisler, Bruch, Debussy, Gershwin, Scott, and others. Ray Chen (violin), Julien Quentin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Robert Trevino; Made in Berlin (quartet)—Decca 483-3852—53:26, *****: The promise of music from the “Golden Age” of violinists—namely by the likes of violinists such as Kreisler, Heifetz, and Joachim and composers […]
The music of Leos Janacek makes a sensational impression under the guidance of Jiri Belohlavek.
Carlo Grante “grants” us a generous selection of Schubert’s piano works, resonant and spirited.
This week’s show of The Music Treasury will feature works of conductor Sir Hamilton Harty, from the first half of the last century. The show will air from 19:00 to 21:00 on Sunday, 16 September, and will be hosted as always by Dr Gary Lemco. The show may be heard from its host station, KZSU, or […]
The Early 20th = IVES: Concord Sonata, and works by NIELSEN, ENESCU; SCHOENBERG – Andrew Rangell, piano. Steinway and Sons
Andrew Rangell’s performance of these early 20th century works (the Ives is a masterpiece) captures the essence of their romantic yet revolutionary roots.