MOSZKOWSKI: From Foreign Lands – Rediscovered Orchestral Works – SF Ballet Orch./ Martin West – Reference Recordings
A delightful set of rediscovered orchestral works of Moszkowski. MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI: From Foreign Lands – Rediscovered Orchestral Works [TrackList follows] – San Francisco Ballet Orch./ Martin West – Reference Recordings HDCD RR-138, 72:45 [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Although Moszkowski composed an opera, ballet, three orchestral suites, a symphony, songs, concertos, and chamber music, if this […]
SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto in d minor; Piano Trio No. 3 in g minor, Op. 110 – Isabelle Faust, violin/ Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, Alexander Melnikov, p./ Freiburger Barockorchester/ Pablo Heras-Casado – Harmonia mundi (CD + DVD)
The Faust-Queyvas-Melnikov trio embarks on a Schumann project that embraces the concertos and piano trios.
The concept is good, but the visuals don’t make it easy to watch.
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major; Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major; Piano Sonata in b – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Moscow Philharmonic/ Kirill Kondrashin – Doron
The essential Liszt staples by Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow, potent alternatives to his commercial concerto records issued by Philips.
Evgeny Svetlanov = BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major; DEBUSSY: La Mer; CHAUSSON: Poeme de l’amour et de la mer; “La Mort de l’amour – Le Temps des lilas” – Janet Baker, mezzo-sop./ London Sym. Orch. – ICA Classics
Evgeny Svetlanov in London brings his patented, energetic style to bear on non-Russian works he clearly leads with refined fervor.
Two convincing performances of the Rachmaninov piano sonatas, which receive their finest and most pearly realization since those by Alexis Weissenberg almost a generation ago.
An astounding concert that surpassed even the “Symphony of a Thousand” subtitle for Mahler’s odd choral-symphonic creation.
LISZT: From the Cradle to the Grave; Three Funeral Odes; Two Episodes from Lenau’s Faust – BBC Scottish Sym. Orch./ Glasgow Singers/Ilan Volkov – Hyperion
A darker mortality-conscious Liszt provided in rich tones from conductor Ilan Volkov, including the Lenau’s Faust episodes presented as the composer preferred.
LISZT arr. LEÓ WEINER: Sonata in B Minor; WEINER: Preludio, Notturno e Scherzo diabolico; Passacaglia; Toy Soldiers – North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Miskolc / László Kovács – Hungaroton Classic
If you want to hear what Leó Weiner the composer has to offer, this is a good place to turn, but. . . .
London performers conducted by Leonard Slatkin