20th Century Archive
Trios from Our Homelands” – REBECCA CLARKE: Piano Trio; ARNO BABAJANIAN: Piano Trio; FRANK MARTIN: Trio on Pop Irish Melodies – Lincoln Trio – Cedille
We got a duplicate of this, so here is a second review opinion on the same recent CD. “Trios from Our Homelands” – REBECCA CLARKE: Piano Trio; ARNO BABAJANIAN: Piano Trio in f-sharp; FRANK MARTIN: Trio on Popular Irish Melodies – Lincoln Trio – Cedille CDR 9000 165, 64:15 ****: Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) narrowly lost […]
American Dreams – St. Helens String Quartet – Composers: KEN BENSHOOF, JANICE GITECK, PETER SCHICKELE, BERN HERBOLSHEIMER – Navona
A fine collection of American String Quartet music.
HAVERGAL BRIAN: Symphonies 6, 28, 29, and 31—New Russia State Sym. Orch. /Alexander Walker — Naxos
A brief survey of the large symphonic output of an eclectic English composer.
The Bad Plus – Inevitable Western [TrackList follows] – OKeh/Sony Music Masterworks
The Bad Plus abounds as a boundary-breaking jazz band.
PHILIPPE GAUBERT: “On a Clear Morning” = Fantasie; Troisieme Sonata; Trois Aquarelles; Sonata in A; Nocturne et Allegro Schezando; DEBUSSY: Syrinx – Immanuel Davis, flute/ Käthe Jarka, cello/ Timothy Lovelace, p. – MSR Classics
Gaubert was once the most famous flute player in the world, and his compositions, while not top drawer in all instances, reflect his talent.
HERMANN SUTER: Symphony in D Minor; WERNER WEHRLI: ‘Chilbizite’ for Orchestra – Aargauer Sym. Orch./ Douglas Bostock – Musiques Suisses
A pair of Swiss Late Romantic composers; music that deserves to be heard.
* “Profanes et Sacrées” – 20th Century French Chamber Music – Boston Symphony Chamber Players – BSO Classics
******* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH *******
Stokowski conducts 20th Century Music = SCHOENBERG: Verklaerte Nacht; BARTOK: Sonata for Two Pianos; GOULD: Dance Variations – Soloists/SF Sym. – Pristine
The death of Arnold Schoenberg in 1951 motivated Leopold Stokowski to record the expanded string sextet Verklaerte Nacht 3 September 1952.
Mewton-Wood plays Twentieth Century Piano Concertos = BLISS: Piano Concerto; STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Piano; SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Harry Sevenstern, trumpet/ Utrecht Sym./Residentie Orch./Concert Hall Sym./Walter Goehr – British Music Soc.I
In gorgeous sound restoration, the entire production represents a milestone of its kind.