CHOPIN: Works [TrackList follows] – David Fray, p. – Erato LC 02822, 68:32 (2/3/17) *****: A carefully-designed Chopin recital weighted towards crepuscular reverie. As midnight approached and the crowd sorted itself into the right kind of people receptive to genius, Chopin, (according to the famous account by Berlioz), would make his way to the piano. […]
FOSS: “Piece’s of Genius” – three chamber works – NY New Music Ensemble / Jean Kopperud, clar./ Stephen Gosling, p./ Linda Quan & Deborah Wang, violins/ Lois Martin, viola/ Christopher Finckel, cello – Albany Troy CD 1644, 62:17 (10/1/16) ***1/2: A fine survey of Foss chamber music covering a quarter century of composition. It was […]
A fascinating story of a famous writer’s struggles to get his books published. Genius (2016) Cast: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce Director: Michael Grandage Studio: Summit/ Lionsgate (9/6/16) Video: 2.39:1 for 16:9 screens, color Audio: English DD 5.1 Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish Extras: “Genesis of Genius,” “Painting a Portrait […]
Two great additions to the Xanadu Master Edition catalog – Joe Farrell & Kenny Barron. Joe Farrell – Skate Board Park – Xanadu/Elemental Music 906078 – 1979 – 39:55 – ****: (Joe Farrell – tenor sax; Chick Corea – acoustic & electric piano; Bob Magnusson – bass; Lawrence Marable – drums) Although veteran multi-reed jazz […]
Joey Alexander – My Favourite Things – Motéma MTA-CD-171, 58:30 ****1/2: An impressively-gifted pianist with a captivating understanding of the music well-beyond his years. (Joey Alexander – piano all tracks; Larry Grenadier – bass; Ulysses Owens, Jr. – drums tracks 1,2,4; Larry Grenadier – bass track 3; Russell Hall – bass; Sammy Miller – drums […]
Benno Moiseiwitsch = in piano music of BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, MUSSORGSKY, RACHMANINOV & CHOPIN + radio interviews – Testament (3 CDs)
The “George Sanders of the keyboard,” Benno Moiseiwitsch, reveals his colossal gifts in previously unpublished performances and interviews.
How does the Tokyo String Quartet handle these works? With utmost aplomb, guided by an uncanny degree of inspirational talent.
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A mono SACD reissue of some of his songs from the 50s.