“The Songs of Brahms Vol. 5” = Die schöne Magelone – Christopher Maltman, bar./ Graham Johnson, p. – Hyperion
Sans all the verbiage, this music-only rendition of Brahms’s only cycle provides much satisfaction.
WOLF: Spanisches Liederbuch; Italienisches Liederbuch = Birgid Steinberger, sop./ Wolfgang Holzmair, bar./ Michaela Selinger, mezzo-sop./ Russell Ryan, piano/ Georg Beckmann, piano – Bridge (3 CDs)
This collection is an important addition to the Wolf canon, and if you don’t know these works you should make an effort to acquire it.
“Winter Songs and other vocal works” = ROBERT PATERSON: Captcha; Winter Songs; Eating Variations; Thursday; Batter’s Box – Jesse Blumberg, bar./ Blair McMillen, p./ David Neal, bass-bar./ Robert Gardner, bar./ Nancy Allen Lundy, sop./ Dimitri Pittas, tenor/ American Modern Ensemble – American Modern Recordings
Subtle and intricate musical settings that truly define the words “art songs”.
Priest, Unrated 3D Blu-ray (2011)
A smashing 3D visual treat for fans of this type of genre action movie, but the plot needs work.