JOSEF SUK: Fantasy for Violin and Orch.; Pohádk; Fantastické Scherzo – Michael Ludwig, violin / Buffalo Philharmonic Orch. /JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
Only Naxos’ price is in the budget category; the performance and recording, like Suk’s wonderful music itself, are world class.
Julia Fischer – Poeme = Works of RESPIGHI; SUK; CHAUSSON; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Julia Fischer, violin/Orch. Philharmonique de Monte Carlo/Yakov Kreizberg – Decca
Violin virtuoso Julia Fischer brings some refreshed new repertory to the usual stable of bravura showpieces for her chosen instrument.
SCHUMANN: Piano Music = Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 11; Kreisleriana, Op. 16; LISZT: Apres Une Lecture de Dante – Helene Grimaud – Regis
Early inscriptions by Helene Grimaud testify to a passionately gifted disciple of Romantic music.
One of the five RVG Remasters to be released Feb. 6
Charming tale for children told in handsome artwork
A traditional rock jam of mostly originals a la The Allman Bros.