First Hand Archive
SHOSTAKOVICH: The Two Violin Sonatas & Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, v., /Jeremy Menuhin & Mookie Lee-Menuhin p./ Ilona Domnich, sop./ Alexandra Sherman, mezzo – First Hand
Outlasting the unfinished: Shostakovich’s First Sonata for Violin and Piano (1945) with rarely heard chamber arrangements. SHOSTAKOVICH: The Two Violin Sonatas & Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, v., /Jeremy Menuhin & Mookie Lee-Menuhin p./ Ilona Domnich, sop./ Alexandra Sherman, mezzo – First Hand CD 37, K&A Productions, 69:46 (1/1/16) ****: Newly-discovered works from beloved […]
Shura Cherkassky = Recital with works of MOZART, LISZT, GRIEG, PABST, SCRIABIN, STRAVINSKY – First Hand Records
A newly discovered tape of a Shura Cherkassky recital from 1971 reveals the fiery master of piano colors in top form, riveting in works familiar and unfamiliar to his legacy.
PFITZNER: Cello Concerto No. 2; JOHN MAYER: Prabhanda; Six Ragamalas – Rohan de Saram, cello/ Druvi de Saram, p./ John Mayer, tanpura/ Netherlands Radio Orch./ Bohumil Gregor – First Hand Records
Pfitzner was in many ways a reactionary, following in the footsteps of Brahms, not Wagner.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4; SCRIABIN: Reverie; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 “Classical” – Philharmonia Orch./ Thomas Schippers (Tchaikovsky)/ Sir Eugene Goossens (Scriabin)/ The Pro Arte Orch./ Goossens – First Hand Records
A triad of cracker-jack performances of Russian fare by British ensembles, of which the Scriabin Reverie stands out for its burgeoning eroticism.
A beloved entertainer still connects with her fans.