Very close to the Barber song album I have been waiting for.
Category: Classical CD Reviews
“Terres d’Espagne” – Music of FRANCISCO CORREA DE ARAUXO, MANOEL RODRIGUES COELHO, PEETER CORNET and ABRAHAM CAN DEN KERCKHOVEN – Damien Colomb on the historic organ of Lorris in Gâtinas – Editions Hortus 081, 70:12 [Distr. by Allegro] ****: Recordings of classical organ music need to have something going for them to be attractive to […]
Contemporary natural horn? It’s not an oxymoron.
There’s drama aplenty here, and the singing, especially of the chorus, is fine. But there’s an overall roughness to the production that keeps this recording out of the top ranks.
VIVALDI: Cello Concertos (selection) – Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello/ Akademie fuer Alte Musik/ Georg Kallweit – HM
The ever-fertile imagination of Vivaldi in cello concertos has an excellent proponent in Queyras and his fiery group, Academy for Ancient Music.
A fine introduction to Henze’s music for an instrument the composer clearly favors.
Engaging music plus beautiful playing and recording add up to a feast for lovers of all things string.
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Nouveaux concerts – Bruce Haynes, hautboy/Arthur Hass, harpsichord/ Susie Napper, viola da gamba – Atma
Charming music charmingly and capably played.
These mid-twentieth century masterworks deserve to be heard more.
A useful addendum to the more often recorded choral music of Howells.
Some excellent sound engineering and one of the country’s best music spaces!
The Verdehr Trio – American Images Vol. 4 – Works of LORENZ, PUTS, THOMAS, HOIBY, FREUND – Crystal The Verdehr Trio – American Images Vol. 5 – Works of BROUWER, SIERRA, WOLFGANG, WALLACE – Crystal
Two more volumes of terrific music in this groundbreaking series!
Fluent and infectiously flamboyant, these performances of Mozart’s burgeoning concerto-style prove Angela Hewitt a Mozartean of the first order.
BACEWICZ: Violin Concertos 2, 4, and 5 – Joanna Kurkowicz, v./ Polish Radio Symphony Orch./ Lukasz Borowicz – Chandos
Good to have these three concertos; all of Bacewicz’s seven such are good.
Quirky, entertaining pieces for saxophone played wonderfully!
Do you want another Schubert Ninth? It comes with the package; luckily the performance is a good one, making this a palatable introduction to Gál’s symphonies.
Two genuine surprises in melody and invention from a Romantic who receives too little due for his innate gifts, performed with affecting conviction in 2001.
"Reflections" — Works of CASTANOS, O'LEARY, GARDNER, RING, YI – Concorde Contemp. Music Ens. – Navona
Exciting Irish ensemble provides this collection of fascinating new works.
BERLIOZ: Beatrice and Benedict Ov.; Harold in Italy; PAGANINI: Sonata per la Gran Viola – David Aaron Carpenter, viola/ Helsinki Philharmonic /Vladimir Ashkenazy – Ondine
A disc that ingeniously connects compositions that were the result of the interaction between two great Romantics: Berlioz and Paganini.
The first all-orchestral classical work by the former Beatle.
Jake Schepps, banjo – An Evening in the Village – The Music of BELA BARTOK – Fine Mighty RecordsMichel Tirabosco, panflute & Denis Fedorov, accordion – Printemps (Works of BACH & VIVALDI) – Gallo
Reimaginings of familiar works of three classical composers on unexpected instruments.
Kim’s interpretation presents a Beethoven interpreter of taste and imaginative fancy.