Monthly Archive: December 2018
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!
Carl Orff/Carmina Burana – Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis – Telarc Records/Concord Music Group
A new vinyl release of a 1981 recording of Carmina Burana is up to the task.
A finely-crafted jazz tribute to Joni Mitchell.
Volume 3 of Korevaar’s traversal maintains the high standards already set.
Cannonball Adderley, live in Seattle…
Performaned on Buxtehude’s Organs by Harald Vogel, Buxtehude’s Early Organ Works.
The 1953 Mahler First under Jascha Horenstein has its own epic merits, and it bears many moments of ravishing style.
More reports from this year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest… Nola!
Cellist Inbal Segev makes her Avie debut in three Romantic staples that allow her and pianist Pohjonen to shine.
Disc 2 in what one hopes will be a long and inventive series.
The Music Treasury will feature “rarities” by conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, a distinctive and so significant figure in this past century. The show airs from 19:00 to 21:00 PST on Stanford’s KZSU, with concurrent streaming online from kzsu.stanford.edu. As always, the show is hosted by Dr Gary Lemco. Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961): Rarities [From Wikipedia] […]
A worth reissue of some incredible choral music.
Three CDs equal one complete musical tour de force.
Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators – The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Diggin’ Bones – Asynchronous
Organ jazz and a jazz soundtrack with a difference.