Bruno Walter Rarities, Vol. 2 = Works of BERLIOZ, HANDEL, WAGNER, MOZART, WEBER – Pristine Audio
Mark Obert-Thorn adds more rare Bruno Walter recordings to supplement his three earlier installments. Bruno Walter Rarities, Vol. 2 = BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in b, Op. 6, No. 12; WAGNER: Parsifal: Act I Transformation Music; A Siegfried Idyll; MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492 – Overture; Serenade No. […]
“Viva Italia: Sacred Music in 17th Century Rome” – Duke Vespers Ens., Mallarmé Ch. Players, Washington Cornett & Sackbut Ens./ Brian Schmidt – MSR Classics
“Viva Italia: Sacred Music in 17th Century Rome” – GIOVANNI FELICE SANCES: Missa Sancta Maria Magdalenae and music by CARISSIMI, CHARPENTIER, PALESTRINA & VICTORIA – Duke Vespers Ens., Mallarmé Ch. Players, Washington Cornett & Sackbut Ens./ Brian Schmidt – MSR Classics MS 1580, 58:28 (4/13/16) *****: A terrific concert of vocal music from Rome. Recorded […]
BRUCKNER: Sym. No. 9 arr. for 2 Pianos & Mass No. 3 – HDTT audio-only Blu-rays
Two newly-recorded Bruckner items in hi-res surround on Blu-ray. ANTON BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in d arr. for Two Pianos – Till Alexander Korber & Reinhold Puri-Jobi, pianos – HDTT 4-channel 24/192 (2015) DTS-HD MA audio-only Blu-ray ****: ANTON BRUCKNER: Mass No. 3 in f – Cynthia Clayton sop./ Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo/ Joseph Evans, tenor/ […]
BARTOK: Kossuth – Symphonic Poem; Two Portraits; Suite No. 1 – Michael Ludwig, violin/ Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
JoAnn Falletta and her Buffalo Philharmonic find bravura vehicles in the scores of young Bartok, which showcase everyone in glowing colors.
Gozaran – Time Passing, Blu-ray (2013)
A beautiful but sad documentary on a conductor’s unsuccessful return to Iran to lead the Tehran Symphony.
MOZART: Symphonies Vol. 2 = No. 6 in F; No. 7 in D; No. 8 in D; No. 7a in G, KV 45a; No. 55 in B-flat, KV 45b – Danish Nat. Ch. Orch./ Adam Fischer – DaCapo
The earliest of the symphonies so far, and they are a delight.
GEORG MUFFAT: Armonico Tributo; Florilegium Primum – Ars Antiqua Austria/ Gunar Letzbor – Pan Classics (2 CDs)
Muffat’s music is music worth hearing, and a familiarity with this French Baroque composer has many rewards.
BELA BARTOK: Kossuth; Concerto for Orchestra; Romanian Folk Dances – ORF Radio Sym. Orch. Vienna/ Cornelius Meister – RSO/CPO
Not the top SACD version the Concerto for Orchestra, but an interesting release anyway.
Music for Two Organs – The Viennese Habsburg Court of the 17th Century [TrackList follows] – David Blunden & Johannes Strobl, Bossart organs of Abbey Church of Muri/chorus on some tracks – Audite
Actually music for one or two organs plus a small choir singing Gregorian chant on some tracks.
PANDOLFI MEALLI: Violin Sonatas of 1660 – Mark Fewer, v./ Myron Lutzke, c./ Kenneth Slowik, harpsichord – Friends of Music
Listen while you can—there’s not much to go on with this impressive composer.
BRAHMS: Complete Piano and Violin – Daniel Gaede, violin / Xuesu Liu, piano – Tacet
This disc is certainly a contender in the Brahms violin sonata sweepstakes.