Monthly Archive: November 2018
Brass Roots: Music for Percussion, Harp, and Piano – The Los Angeles Brass Quintet and Percussion Ensemble – Crystal Records
A stand out disc of brass and percussion
Martyn Brabbins and his selected principals delivers a powerfully mounted Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams.
Mark Obert-Thorn restores in his first volume of Brailowsky Chopin a series of fluent and dramatic performances by a true acolyte of the composer.
What is Mudang Rock? The new fusion and much more.
This quartet has recorded the gold standard of Thelonious Monk’s music
The Music Treasury airs from 19:00 to 21:00 PST, from the Stanford University at KZSU, and streams on the ‘Net at kzsu.stanford.edu. This week, the host Gary Lemco will feature pianist Dmitry Paperno, the Russian pianist of last century. Notes from a Moscow Pianist: Dmitry Paperno Pianist, teacher and writer, Kiev-born Dmitry Paperno (b.1929) received […]
Live concert and second ECM offering by minimalistic and ethereal guitar led trio.
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka: 1911 Original Version; Jeu de Cartes – Mariinsky Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev – Mariinsky SACD
Classic Stravinsky ballets performed in classic style from Gergiev archives with his responsive Mariinsky ensemble.
A tranquil Schubertiad featuring lieder and nocturnes arranged for cello and guitar.
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Le Coq d’or – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vasily Petrenko – Onyx
The fertile Russian imagination has a full arsenal of effects at its disposal in two classic scores led by Vasily Petrenko.
Fans of Eric Dolphy, rejoice…
A multifaceted musician at home in many genres .
Experimental jazz iconoclast gets a fresh vinyl look!
The Vivaldi Project, Vol. 2 = The Classical String Trio, works by J.C. BACH, CAMIONI, HAYDN, and others – MSR
The relatively neglected delights of the Baroque string trio enjoy sober but fervent realization by The Vivaldi Project.
Conductor Hans Rosbaud orchestral legacy is highlighted on “The Music Treasury”
The Telegraph Quartet album, “Into the Light”, shines a light of clarity on to works by Kirchner, Webern, Britten.
Vinyl reissue of Pat Metheny Group 1982 album is stellar!
Symbiotic communication from the Francisco Mela Quartet…
Music as therapy…
Kenny Werner makes elegant and stellar music.
The Backhaus pre-War Beethoven piano sonatas reveal a fleet, thoughtful interpreter of power and persuasion.
HUME, GIBBONS, DOWLAND – Poetical Humors: Les Inattendus – Vincent Lhermet/ Marianne Muller – Harmonia Mundi
Surprising arrangements of 17th century English chamber music for viola da gamba and accordion duo with a couple of world premier contemporary works to stretch the ears.