MAX REGER: Comp. Works for Clarinet & Piano – Robert Oberaigner, clar./Michael Schöch, p. – MD&G Scenes
Another nice addition to the growing Reger renaissance. MAX REGER “Complete works for Clarinet and Piano” = MAX REGER: Sonata No.1 in A-flat major, Op.49/1; Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 49/2; Sonata in B-flat major, Op.107; Tarantella; Album Leaf – Robert Oberaigner, clarinet/Michael Schöch, p. – MD&G Scene MDG 903 1963-6, 79:33 (8/05/16) […]
“Venice, The Golden Age” – Oboe Concerti by VIVALDI, PORTA, MARCELLO and others – Xenia Löffler, oboe /Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin – Harmonia mundi
The very best Italian baroque oboe concertos.
Hans Richter-Haaser = MOZART: Piano Sonata in D Major; Piano Sonata in F Major/Rondo ; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major; HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 59 – Hans Richter-Haaser, p. – MeloClassic
The often under-rated Hans Richter-Hasser offers a classical recital of taste, power, and persuasive colors.
GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS: Habe deine Lust an dem Herrn (Motets II) – Sirventes Berlin/ Stefan Schuck – Carus
Homilius—despite the rather staid name—has a lot of fire in him that demands to be heard in our time. He’s one of the late Baroque’s best.
Fritz Reiner conducts RICHARD STRAUSS = Also Sprach Zarathustra; Burleske in D Minor; Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks – Byron Janis, p./ Chicago Sym. Orch./ NBC Symphony (Till) – Pristine Audio
Pristine Classics adds its own Reiner survey of Richard Strauss to a variety of sources.
SCHÜTZ: Psalmen Davids – Dorothee Mields & Marie Louise Werneburg, sop./ David Erler, alto/ Georg Poplutz & Tobias Mathger, tenors/ Dresden Ch. Choir/ Dresden Baroque Orch./ Hans-Christoph Rademann – Carus
Volume 8 of the Carus Schutz project resounds with one of its best recordings yet.
WAGNER: Tannhäuser (complete opera, Dresden version) – Soloists/ Berlin Radio Choir/ Berlin Radio Sym. Orch./ Marek Janowski – Pentatone Classics (3 discs)
With the next project the glorious Ring cycle, Janowski completes the canon with admirable fortitude and commendable intelligence.
HEINRICH SCHUTZ: Musikalische Exequien; Das ist je gewisslich; Gesang der drei Männer im feurigen Ofen; Das Wort ward Fleisch; Canticum Simeonis; Canticum Sineonis; Works of SCHEIN & HAKE – MD&G
MD&G releases another disc dedicated to Schutz, this time a little more subdued in nature.
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto; C. SCHUMANN: Three Romances – Lisa Batiashvili, violin/ Alice Sara Ott, p./ Staatskapelle Dresden/ Christian Thielemann – DGG
Lovely performances of two Romantic works, large and small – but another half hour of music would be even more attractive.
GEORGY CATOIRE: Piano Concerto; PERCY SHERWOOD: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major – Hiroaki Takenouchi, p./ Royal Scottish Nat. Orch./ Martin Yates – Dutton Epoch
Romanticism served two ways—an enjoyable stroll far off the beaten path.
ZELENKA: Sonata V in F; Sonata III in B-flat; Sonata VI in C; Andante from Symphony a 8 Concertanti in a – Monica Huggett, v./ Ensemble Marsyas – Linn
Terrific music by a composer who deserves a lot of attention, in great sound—even though the record company seems to want to disguise that fact.
Van Kempen conducts BEETHOVEN: Creatures of Prometheus: Overture and Ballet Music No. 8; Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 5 – Dresden Philharmonic Orch./ Paul van Kempen – Pristine
Paul van Kempen’s Beethoven efforts from 1940-1941 receive glorious, even glamorous restoration that releases the visceral power of his musical vision.