David Wilde plays CHOPIN, Vol. 2 – 2 Nocturnes; Polonaise in A-flat Major; Piano Sonata No. 2; Nocturne in E-flat Major; Prelude in D-flat Major; Fantasie in F Minor – David Wilde, p. – Delphian
A powerful Chopin recital, “in memoriam,” marks David Wilde’s recital in honor of his late wife.
A bit on the bright side sound-wise, but the brightness of the performances cannot be suppressed.
HANDEL: The Triumph of Time & Truth – Soloists/ Ludus Baroque/ Richard Neville-Trowle – Delphian (2 CDs)
Handel’s last thoughts on his earliest thoughts prove quite amenable and exciting.
RACHMANINOV: Songs – Evelina Dobraceva & Ekaterina Siurina, sop./ Justina Gringyte, mezzo-sop./ Daniil Shtoda, tenor/ Andrei Bondarenko, bar./ Rodion Pogossov, bar./ Alexander Vinogradov, bass/ Iain Burnside, p. 8 – Delphian (3 CDs)
A gorgeous collection of nearly all of the composer’s songs rendered with clarity and fervent beauty.
This superb disc is a wonderful representation of the French Harpsichord School, played with sophistication, emotion, and mastery.
The Choral Sea: New music for soprano saxophone and piano = GABRIEL JACKSON: The Choral Sea; GRAHAM FITKIN: Gate; Glass; NIKKI ILES: Alma Venus; MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE: Two Memorials; GAVIN BRYARS: Allegrasco – Sue McKenzie, sax/ Ingrid Sawers, p. – Delphian
Marvelous playing by two consummate artists, and the compositions are terrific.
GORECKI: Choral Music = Euntes ibant et flebant; Lobgesang; Totus Tuus; Salve, Sidus, Polonorum; Amen – Nat. Youth Choir of Great Britain / Mike Brewer – Delphian
A wondrous disc all around, spotlighting music that deserves the widest exposure.
GABRIEL JACKSON: “Beyond the Stars,” Sacred Choral Works Volume II – Choir of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh/ Duncan Ferguson/ Nicholas Wearne, organ – Delphian
Another essential disc from one of the most popular composers of the day.
Provides a fascinating window on seventeenth century music and musical practice.