folk song Archive
Accardo and Masur combine for splendid work in pillars of the violin concerto repertory. BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61; BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g, Op. 26 – Salvatore Accardo, violin/ Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/ Kurt Masur – Pentatone RQR multichannel (4.0) SACD PTC 5186 237, 71:22 (10/21/16) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Italian […]
Jasper Hoiby, doublebass – Fellow Creatures – Edition EDN1075, 55:11 (7/15/16) *****: (Jasper Hoiby – bass, composer/ Mark Lockheart – saxophones/ Laura Jurd – trumpet/ Will Barry – piano/ Corrie Dick – drums) Vital new music from a Danish bassist and composer that features group interaction at the highest level. As I look out the […]
Splendid ensemble graces these realizations of the Saint-Saens piano trios, music both melodically and polyphonically engaging.
BRITTEN: Winter Words; Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Six Folk Song Arrangements – Nicholas Phan, tenor/ Myra Huang, p. – Avie
Top of the world, ma. A Winter Words winner, and the other music easily match it.
KALINNIKOV: “Symphonic Works” = Symphonies Nos. 1 in g minor & 2 in A Major; Intermezzi Nos. 1 in A Major & 2 in G Major; Serenade for Strings; Nymphs; Bylina Overture; The Cedar and the Palm; “Suite;” Incidental Music to “Tsar Boris” – USSR State Academic Sym. Orch./ Evgeny Svetlanov – Melodiya (3 CDs)
A most worthwhile collection of orchestral works by this rather obscure Russian composer.
An appealing outing by some highly sympathetic players.
Indie artist showcases a songwriting talent with a special voice.
Cruel Sister is another arch work, of similar intensity and invention as Wolfe’s series of string quartets released several years back.
2-CD set homage to the founder of the Hungarian violin school