Vilde Frang: Homage = Violin Music by RIES; SCHUMANN; WIENIAWSKI; GLUCK; SCHUBERT; POLDOWSKI; DEBUSSY; SCRIABIN; KREISLER; DVORAK; PROKOFIEV; ALBENIZ; PONCE; BAZZINI; MENDELSSOHN – Vilde Frang / Jose Gallardo – Warner
Vilde Frang: Homage = RIES: La capricciosa; SCHUMANN: Widmung; WIENIAWSKI: “Obertass” Mazurka; Caprice in E-flat; GLUCK: Melodie; SCHUBERT: Ballet Music from “Rosamunde”; POLDOWSKI: Tango; DEBUSSY: La plus que lente; SCRIABIN: Etude, Op. 8, No. 10; KREISLER: Gypsy Caprice; Rondino; DVORAK: Slavonic Dance in e minor; PROKOFIEV: Masks; ALBENIZ: Sevilla; PONCE: Estrellita; BAZZINI: Calabrese, OP. 34, […]
BEECKE: Piano Concerto in F Major; Piano Concerto in D Major; Andante – Natasa Veljkovic, piano/ Bavarian Chamber Orchestra of Bad Brueckenau/ Johannes Moesus – CPO
A rare journey into a gifted, neglected talent, a contemporary of Mozart with his own power of expression. BEECKE: Piano Concertos = Piano Concerto in F Major BEEV 108; Piano Concerto in D Major, BEEV 100; Concerto in D Major, BEEV 102: Andante – Natasa Veljkovic, piano/ Bavarian Chamber Orchestra of Bad Brueckenau/ Johannes Moesus […]
Mordecai Shehori – The Celebrated New York Concerts, Vol. 10 = SCHUBERT: Impromptu in f, D, No. 1; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in b; Mazurka in c-sharp; PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Girls with Lillies, The Montagues and the Capulets, Suggestion Diabolique; SHEHORI: Lament – In Memory of 9/11/2001 Victims; GLUCK: Melodie from Orfeo – Mordecai Shehori, p. – Cembal d’amour
The tenth of the Shehori New York recitals gives us a composite of gorgeously-rendered works. Mordecai Shehori – The Celebrated New York Concerts, Vol. 10 = SCHUBERT: Impromptu in f, D. 935, No. 1; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in b, Op. 58; Mazurka in c-sharp, Op. 30, No. 4; PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet, Op. […]
“Latino Ladino – Songs of Exile & Passion From Spain” – Ensemble Barrocade/ Ensemble NAYA – Naxos 8.2, 66:54 (7-8-16) *****: Unusual folkish music and poetry of Sephardic and other cultures of the 17th century. Extraordinary stuff here, achingly personal and exquisitely lyrical. It’s music and poetry of numerous persecuted and exiled minority cultures that […]
Egon Petri – The Complete Columbia and Electrola Solo and Concerto Recordings, 1929-1951 = Works oF BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS, BUSONI, FRANCK, CHOPIN, LISZT, SCHUBERT, GLUCK, TCHAIKOVSKY – APR (7 CDS)
Mark Obert-Thorn re-assembles the Egon Petri legacy.
Revolution – Flute Concertos – Emanuel Pahud – Composers: FRANÇOIS DEVIENNE, LOUIS GIANELLA, CHRISTOPH W. GLUCK, IGNACE JOSEPH PLEYEL (TrackList follows) – Basel Chamber Orchestra/ Giovanni Antonini – Warner Classics
A fine thematic collection of flute music from the time of the French Revolution.
Guiomar Novaes: The Complete Published 78-rpm Recordings, 1919-1927; 1940-1947 [TrackList follows] – APR (2 CDs)
The collection of 78 rpm recordings by Guiomar Novaes stands as her finest display of an extraordinary gift to music.
The second video from the alternative classical concert pianist.
A beautifully captivating film of Gluck’s most famous work in its original guise.
“Gerard Souzay” (“Most-Wanted Recitals” series) = Baroque arias by GLUCK, HANDEL, LULLY, MONTEVERDI, RAMEAU – Decca
A rarity arrives again newly digitized. Souzay is generally great, but is this one of his best?
Rita Gorr Sings French Opera = Rita Gorr, sop./ Orch. du Theatre National de l’Opera/ Orch. de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire/ Andre Cluytens/ Georges Pretre – Guild
Belgian soprano Rita Gorr brings a powerful luster to six staples of the French operatic repertory.
Walter Damrosch = GLUCK: Airs de Ballet; BACH: Gavotte in D; SAINT-SAENS: Ballet Divertissement from “Henry VIII”; FAURE: Pavane; MOSZKOWSKI: Perpetual Motion; PIERNE: Entrance of the Little Fauns; RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite; BEETHOVEN: Funeral March from “Eroica” Sym. – Walter Damrosch, piano & cond. – Pristine Audio
Musician and educator Walter Damrosch has the majority of his electrical recordings from 1927 and 1930 restored masterfully in this Pristine collection.
“Opera Breve” = Works of FALLA, TCHAIKOVSKY, DONIZETTI, GLUCK, ROSSINI, R. STRAUSS, GERSHWIN, SAINT-SAENS, HUMPERDINCK, RAFF for violin & piano – Quint & Maisky – Avanti Classic
Violin virtuoso Philippe Quint pays tribute to the personalities and teaches who nurtured his fine talent, here accompanied in appreciative ardor by pianist Lily Maisky.
Odd settings, but excellent singing. And it’s nice to have both operas in one set.
Constance Keene, piano = RACHMANINOFF : Corelli Variations; MACDOWELL: Six Fancies; Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, “Keltic”; To a Wild Rose; CHOPIN: 4 Ballades; GLUCK: Melody from Orfeo; CHASINS: Rush Hour in Hong Kong – Constance Keene, p. – KASP
A recital by virtuoso Constance Keene from Houston, 1995 reminds us that she once substituted in concert for Vladimir Horowitz, and justly so.
Arias for Anna De Amicis = Arias by Niccolò JOMMELLI (Armida abbandonata); MOZART (Lucio Silla); GLUCK (Orfeo ed Euridice); Giovanni Battista BORGHI (Il trionfo di Clelia); Josef MYSLIVEČEK (Romolo ed Ersilia); JC BACH (Zanaida); Pasquale CAFARO (Antigono) – Teodora Gheorghiu, sop./ Les Talents Lyriques/ Christophe Rousset – Aparte
Sparkling fireworks and impassioned technique mark this disc of music dedicated to the memory of Anna De Amicis.
Devilish works of GLUCK, LOCATELLI, BOCCHERINI & 2 BACHS played with flaming gusto