GLIERE & JONGEN: Harp Concertos; RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez – Anneleen Lenaerts, harp/ Brussels Philharmonic/ Michel Tabachnik – Klara
The elegant young harpist Lenaerts presents, with conductor Tabachnik, three silken vehicles for the instrument, colorful and well-recorded.
Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophone, Vol. I [TrackList follows] = DGG, 45 CDs
The 45-CD Fricsay Edition celebrates the complete mastery of a conductor over his chosen ensembles, in repertory of vast proportions.
GLIERE: Symphony No. 3 “Il’ya Muromets” – Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
May be the best available version of this colorful widescreen late romantic epic, certainly sonically.
GLIÈRE: Eight Pieces for Violin and Viola; BRUCH: Eight Pieces for Violin, Viola, and Piano – Anton Miller, violin/ Rita Porfiris, viola/ David Westfall, p. – Miller-Porfiris Duo
Works by two Romantic masters, one very characteristic of its composer (Bruch), the other something of a surprise.
GLIERE: Piano Works = Six morceaux; Five Preludes; Trois morceaux; Trois Mazurkas; Eight Easy Pieces; Six pieces; Trois morceaux; 10 Sketches – Corinna Simon, p. – Delta
A series of pleasant and often passionate surprises from Reinhold Gliere’s keyboard legacy, a treasure chest no more to be neglected.
“Fantasies & Impromptus” – Music of PIERNE; SPOHR; SAINT-SAENS; FAURE; VERDALLE; SNOER; ROUSSEL & GLIERE – Lavina Meijer, harp – Channel Cl.
This includes the world premiere recordings of two totally forgotten composers for the harp – Snoer and Verdalle.
GLIERE: Symphony No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 42 “Ilya Murometz”; The Red Poppy Ballet, Op. 70–6 Dances – Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Hermann Scherchen – Historic-Recordings
A potent restoration of the 1957 epic Symphony No. 3 by Gliere, one that audiophiles can relish without apology for its age.