An epic collection of Guillou’s Organ compositions in stunning 5.1 sound
Category: Classical CD Reviews
Nicolai Malko conducts STRAVINSKY: Symphony; Violin Concerto; Symphony of Psalms; Firebird Suite – Yves St-Laurent
The historic 1959 performance by Nicolai Malko of Igor Stravinsky’s works.
Refined and introspective reading of the last three Beethoven Piano Sonatas with both a studio version and a DVD live version filmed in a ruined house.
Sergio Fiorentino Live in Taiwan = Piano works of Beethoven, Bach, Scriabin and others – Rhine Classics
This restored recital from Taiwan’s Novel Hall captures the Fiorentino at the peak of his form in splendid sound
Neo-jazz of the highest order.
Choral music that celebrates religious faith and the beauty of nature
The Finckel/Han duo celebrates the influence of Mstislav Rostropovich in a series of works that bridge the centuries.
John Bruce Yeh on clarinet gives wonderful voice to music by Stephenson!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A worth reissue of some incredible choral music.
A gorgeous album in typically gorgeous 2L sound.
Elegant and passionate Tchaikovsky chamber music from the Meccore String Quartet and gifted guests.