Monthly Archive: February 2019
An exploration of Russian music, now in a setting for band… solid performance, excellent music!
A thoughtful, technically alert evening of Brahms, in Nada Loufti’s fourth release of his piano works
Jason Hwang’s latest album continues to challenge… with delights!
A great advent of recordings of Haydn Sonatas!
Saxophonist releases an outstanding jazz album!
Avant-gardist aces find new geometries, inscrutable lines of power, cryptic messages.
MARTINU: Complete Music for Violin and Orchestra – Matousek (vln) / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/ Hogwood – Hyperion
Outstanding performances by violinist Bohuslav Matousek of the brilliant orchestra music of Martinu.
Mahler’s 3rd warmly celebrates the music and its premiere venue with authority and luminous taste
150th Celebration of Berlioz Works!
Mordecai’s brilliant renderings of Liszt etudes
Organ trio shines on their new release.
BERLIOZ: Harold in Italie; Les Nuits d’ete – Les Siecles/ Stephane Gegout/ Tabea Zimmermann/ Francois-Xavier Roth – Harmonia mundi
A breath of fresh air in these two defining works by Berlioz!
BACH: St. Mark Passion, BWV 247 – Bell’arte Salzburg/ Cantorey St. Catharinen/ Andreas Fischer – MDG
Here we go again, as the temptation for speculation is too strong.
Anna Fedorova: Four Fantasies = Piano Works by Scriabin, Chopin, Schumann, Beethoven – Channel Classics
Anna Fedorova explores the imaginative creations of four composers
Three consummate professionals with an appreciation of shared striving
A major new talent to follow in orchestral jazz…
TCHAIKOVSKY: “Pathetique” Symphony; Francesca da Rimini – Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique”; Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 – Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio PASC 550, 72:16 [www.pristineclassical.com] ****: If memory serves, Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) made only one commercial recording of the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor (1930), on shellac discs (RCA M […]
This week, The Music Treasury will spotlight the extraordinary career of Hungarian violinist Tibor Varga. His multi-faceted career includes: a concertizing soloist; a strong champion of 20th century works by Bartok, Berg, Webern, Schoenberg; founding of a music school of distinction, with a long list of stellar graduates; formation of orchestral ensembles, festivals, and violin competitions; […]
Perhaps the finest solo bass recording produced on Manfred Eicher’s ECM label which invented the genre a generation ago.
Bristling avant-garde music with an original tonal palette by New York the reed player and his sparkling rhythm mates.
Exciting live duel piano jazz concert celebrates Monk and all things North Carolina~
From Iceland — Contemporary soundscapes, best experienced on a multichannel system or headphones