Harp Music of Debussy, Charriere, Thomas, d’Almivare and Blank [TrackList follows] – Duo-harpists Geneviève Chevallier and Christine Fleischmann – VDE-Gallo (Gall)
Lovely assortment by Swiss harp duo Chevallier and Fleischmann.
“L’Harmonium de LEMMENS et de GUILMANT” = GUILMANT: 9 short works; Fourth Sonata Op. 61; LEMMENS: Invocation; Nocturne; Berceuse; Reverie; Walpurgis Night – Joris Verdin, Mustel harmoniums – Gallo“L’Harmonium Francais” – BIZET: 3 pieces; BERLIOZ: Serenade agreste a la Madone; ROSSINI: Prelude religieux; LEFEBURE-WELY: Six Versets in Major and Minor; BOELLMANN: Three Offertories; GUILMANT: Scherzo; Prayer & berceuse; MOUQUET: Suite Symphonique in A-flat Major; MUSTEL: Scenes et Airs de Ballets – Jordis Verdin, Debain & Mustel harmoniums – Ricercar
A now-unusual instrument which was extremely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ursula Bagdasarjanz, violin – “Sept Poesies pour Violon et Piano“ = BAGDASARJANZ: Berceuse; Dracula; Gipsy-Romance; Caprice; Reverie; Joie de vivre; Introduction et petite Valse des Alpes; MOZART: Sonata in B-flat Major: Allegro moderato; HANDEL: Sonata in f Major; NARDINI: Sonata in D Major: Adagio; PAGANINI: Sonata – Ursala Bagsarajanz, violin/ Milanie Di Christino, violin (Bagdasarjanz “Poesies”)/ Fernande Kaesar, Bruno F. Saladin, Luciano Sgrizzi, Raluca Stirbat, pianists – Gallo
The last of the Gallo edition given to violin virtuoso Bagdasarjanz allows us to savor her gifts as stylish performer and gifted composer in her own right.
SCHOECK: Violin Concerto “Quasi una fantasia”; GLAZUNOV: Violin Concerto in A Minor – Ursala Bagdasarjanz, v./ Radiochestra Lugano/ Francesco d’Avalos /Leopoldo Casella – Gallo
Another installment from Gallo’s Bagdasarjanz project pairs two late Romantic concertos; the infrequent Schoeck Concerto doesn’t match the inspiration of the Glazunov.
SCHOECK: Variation Sonata for Violin and Piano; Violin Sonata in D Major; Violin Sonata in E Major – Ursula Bagdasarjanz, violin/ Gisela Schoeck, p. – Gallo
Volume two of the survey of Othmar Schoeck’s violin works enjoys the artful collaboration of two well matched musicians, including violinist Bagdasarjanz and the composer’s daughter at the keyboard.
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“A due Organi” – Works of VIVALDI, GABRIELI, GUSSAGO, GROSSI DA VIADANA, PASQUINI, HANDEL, TERRENI, ROSSINI & RUTTER – Rodolfo Bellatti & Nicola Cittadin – Gallo Organ Duets – Works of MOZART, LANGLAIS, CARLETON, MENDELSSOHN, TOMKINS, LEIGHTON & JOHNSTONE – Charles Harrison & David Leigh – Guild
Programs performed on two organs and organ duets.
Jake Schepps, banjo – An Evening in the Village – The Music of BELA BARTOK – Fine Mighty RecordsMichel Tirabosco, panflute & Denis Fedorov, accordion – Printemps (Works of BACH & VIVALDI) – Gallo
Reimaginings of familiar works of three classical composers on unexpected instruments.
I almost shrugged this one off, and what a mistake it would have been!
Both these albums feature works of musical fusion. Both have their attractions as well as drawbacks; the recorded sound is an issue for me.