Yearly Archive: 2018
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.
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.
A gorgeous album in typically gorgeous 2L sound.
Guitarist Metheny’s impressive debut album gets an excellent 180-gram vinyl upgrade.
A novel approach to showcase Portland jazz talent…
This band brings out the lyricism and stylish symmetry of Tadd Dameron’s writing.
Elegant and passionate Tchaikovsky chamber music from the Meccore String Quartet and gifted guests.
Sir Thomas Beecham, Vol. 1 = Symphonic Works by GRIEG; BRAHMS; BERLIOZ – Symphony of the Air – Yves St-Laurent Studio
The Toscanini Memorial as led by Sir Thomas Beecham returns to us with blazing intensity and passionate fervor.
A new vinyl reissue of the 1986 Nutcracker Soundtrack is worthy of this historic ballet.
Todd Crow pays distinctive and sensitive homage to Chopin’s most ambitious form devoted to the music of his native Poland.
An abundance of piano trio excellence topped by dazzling flute playing on a session which balances Latin, Middle Eastern and mainstream jazz idioms.
1968…a monumental year for the country, and even more so for Stax Records…