SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 & No. 5 in F Major – Bertrand Chamayou/ Orchestra National de France – Erato
Pianist Bertrand Chamayou reveals a convincing penchant for the large and salon works of Camille Saint-Saëns.
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor; Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major “Egyptian” – Muza Rubackyte, p./ Lithuanian Nat. Philharmonic Orch./ Hans-Martin Schneidt (Op. 22)/ Alain Paris – Doron
Lithuanian virtuoso Muza Rubacktye perfectly realizes two of the Saint-Saens concertos with effortless panache and stunning virtuosity.
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: Follow, Poet – Kate Lindsay, mezzo/Paul Muldoon, spoken word/Ensemble LPR/ Evan Rogister – DGG
Deeply moving work from this bright young composer.
Sun Ra = Reflections in Blue; Hours After; Mayan Temples, A Tribute to Stuff Smith – Black Saint/Soul Note/Cam Jazz (4 CDs)
1986 thru 1992 recordings of the unique Sun Ra, made in Italy.
The Lotus Pond: Exotic Oboe Sounds – Music of ABEL-RAHIM, TANN, QUAN, SOULAGE, LIMBACK, VERCOE – Cynthia Green Libby, oboe/ Wei-Hn Su, p., /Susanna Reichling & Scott Cameron, percussion/ Peter Collins, p./ Jeremy Chesman, harp – MSR Classics
Soothing oboe sounds from six lesser-known composers.
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