MONDONVILLE: Trio Sonatas – Johannes Pramsohler/ Ens. Diderot – Audax
MONDONVILLE: Trio Sonatas Op. 2 – Johannes Pramsohler/ Ensemble Diderot – Audax 13707, 67:22 (11/8/16) ****: World premier chamber music from the twilight era of the French Baroque led by researcher/performer Johannes Pramsohler. (Johannes Pramsohler- violin/ Roldan Bernabe – violin/ Kristen Huebner – transverse flute/ Gulrim Choi – baroque cello/ Philippe Grisvard – harpsichord) Johannes […]
BEETHOVEN: Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello = Matt Haimovitz, cello / Christopher O’Reilly, fortepiano – PENTATONE (2 SACDs)
Sensitive, even soulful, playing by Haimovitz and crisp articulation of the piano part on a mellifluous Broadwood of Beethoven’s day.
Distant Light = BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; VASKS: Concerto for Violin and Strings “Distant Light” – Renaud Capucon, violin/ Chamber Orch. of Europe – Erato
Violinist Capucon juxtaposes two composers separated by 300 years but whose spirits “bring calm, revitalize, and give hope.”
ZELENKA: Six Chamber Sonatas, Volume One = Crystal Records ZELENKA: Volume Two: Sonatas 4, 5 & 6 – Crystal Records
Beautiful music and music-making. Original-instrument die-hards, beware; but the rest of us need not hesitate.
“Handel’s Memories” – A Selection from Grand Concertos Op. 6 – Al Ayre Espanol/ Eduardo Lopez Banzo, cond. & harpsichord – Challenge (2 discs)
The performances of these fine examples of the baroque concerto grosso are rich and sprightly.
MARIN MARAIS: Pieces de Viole from Five Books, 1686, 1701, 1711, 1717, 1725 – Jordi Savall, basse de viole etc. – Alia Vox
An absolute requirement for anyone who is a fan of this composer—it doesn’t get any better, and the newly minted surround sound is fantastic.