Monthly Archive: October 2018
Virtuoso pianist breathes new life into traditional Neapolitan songs.
Tenor sax and bass clarinet times two.
SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 & No. 5 in F Major – Bertrand Chamayou/ Orchestra National de France – Erato
Pianist Bertrand Chamayou reveals a convincing penchant for the large and salon works of Camille Saint-Saëns.
70’s era jazz trombonist gets a slick vinyl upgrade!
Don’t let the “crossover” designation fool you—this is good stuff!
A creative and skilful guitarist
Electronic music representing one man’s clash with cancer.
Art Pepper – Unreleased Art Pepper, Vol. 10: Toronto – Widow’s Taste APM 18001 – 3 CD: 60:36, 50:48, 63:05 – 1977 ****: Street Date: 11/2/18 (Art Pepper – alto sax; Bernie Senensky – piano; Gene Perla or Dave Piltch – bass; Terry Clarke – drums) I have enjoyed the nine volumes of previously recorded Art […]
“Humoresques” = Piano works by DVORAK; REGER; RACHMANINOFF; SCHUMANN – Daria Rabotkina – MSR Classics
A delightful collection with a unified thematic concept.
Eudora presents two outstanding releases of guitar renditions of music by Bach, Brouwer, Piazzolla and others. Performing artists—Hu Bin and Ricardo Gallén.
The Music Treasury illuminates the career of George Szell
Pristine quite literally resurrects a 1941 Beethoven Ninth with Leopold Stokowski, a performance rife with historical import.
Varied and repetitive short works from the minimalistic mind of Philip Glass
ECM releases inspirational recording of 2006 Keith Jarrett concert!
The extraordinary, virtuoso breadth of Wilhelm Backhaus comes to us in restored glory, 1925-1937.
An excellent 3 CD set, a compendium of Ben Sidran’s works over the years…
An outstanding finish to a wonderful series from Clare College, Cambridge
Rudolph Serkin’s career high lighted on The Music Treasury, hosted by Dr Gary Lemco.
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3; DVORAK: New World Symphony – The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Leopold Stokowski/Artur Rodzinski – Pristine Audio
Leopold Stokowski’s “golden age” Brahms and Dvorak enjoy vivid restoration, courtesy of Mark Obert-Thorn.
A new bold voice on the tenor saxophone
The Glorious Violin — Music@Menlo Live! We are featuring a superb collection from the Music@Menlo series, featuring the violin in all its glory! This 8 CD box set features a broad range of ensembles—solo violin, string duos, quartets, quintets, and even one octet and other chamber ensembles. The composers date back from early Italian/Baroque through the […]
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto; DVORAK: Violin Concerto – Nathan Milstein, violin/ Swiss Festival Orchestra – Audite
Nathan Milstein confirms his repute for absolute mastery in two classic concertos, live from Lucerne.