Divine Art Archive
BACH: Keyboard Concertos = Concerto in D Minor; Concerto in D Major; Concerto in F Minor; Concerto in G Minor – Lucia Micallef, pianoforte/ European Union Ch. Orch./ Brian Schembri – Divine Art
Spirited and alert renditions of Bach keyboard concertos, likely the first in a survey of the complete oeuvre.
Jill Crossland, piano = MOZART: Fantasia in D Minor; Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je maman,”; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, “Moonlight”; Six Bagatelles; BACH (arr. Busoni): 3 Chorale Preludes – Joyce Crossland, p. – Divine Art
British pianist Jill Crossland offers a strong recital in the German-Austrian tradition, her Fazioli instrument providing a supple bridge between the salon and the concert hall.
Stephen Beville in Karlsruhe = CHOPIN: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major; BOULEZ: Douze Notations; BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 32; Sonata No. 26; SCHUMANN: Fantasie in C Major – Stephen Beville, p. – Divine Art (2 CDs)
This ambitious recital by a young British virtuoso captures him in both studio and concert performances.
The berries and the laurels to Peter Katin’s assembled renditions of Chopin, extending some thirty years.
“Delicias: Spanish Delights for Piano Duo” = Works of CHABRIER, GRANADOS, LECUONA, CHAMINADE, TARREGA & Others – Goldsteon & Clemmow – Divine Art
A very, very enjoyable musical tour of Spain (by way of France and Russia).
BRAHMS: 7 Fantasien; 3 Intermezzi; 2 Rhapsodies; Variations and Fugue on Theme of Handel – Peter Katin, p. – Divine Art
Katin recorded these Brahms solo piano works in Norway in 1990.
“Venice in Mexico: Baroque Concertos by FACCO and VIVALDI” – Soloists / The Mexican Baroque Orch. / Miguel Lawrence – Divine Art
It’s nice to have the Facco concertos served up at mid-price, but overall, you’ll be better off turning elsewhere for these works.
“Rhythms & Blues – American Piano Music” – Jocelyn Swigger, piano – Con Brio “The Jazz Age, for Piano Duo” – Goldstone & Clemmow, duo-pianos – Divine Art
A pair of delightful CDs of piano music with various degrees of a jazz edge.
A little-known composer who deserves a lot more renown is here represented in excellent performances.