Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – Works of MENDELSSOHN, BERLIOZ, WEBER, WAGNER, & R. STRAUSS – Pristine Audio
The earliest Bruno Walter records reveal a committed Romantic conductor in music in the German tradition. Bruno Walter – The Complete Columbia Acoustic Recordings – WEBER: Overture to Der Freischuetz; MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61; BERLIOZ: Menuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24; WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde: […]
The complete organ works of Reger on 16 binaural SACDs plus an interview. MAX REGER: The Complete Organ Works [TrackList follows] – Martin Schmeding, at 13 different historic Sauer & Walcker organs, Dom zu Berlin, Wiesbaden & elsewhere – 17 multichannel (binaural stereo channels) SACDs in gold-stamped collectors’ box – Vol. 17 is interview of […]
A fascinating Gothic silent by one of the leading German directors. Destiny (Fritz Lang), Blu-ray (1921/2016) Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernard Goetzke Studio: Decla-Bioscop (Weimar Republic)/Blackhawk Films/ Flicker Alley FA-MD3 036 Video: 4:3+ for 16:9 screens, B&W 1080p HD Audio: English titles by Ulrich Ruedel Music: Orig. score played by Mont […]
A Gothic romance masterpiece from Guillermo del Toro, set in the early 20th century. Crimson Peak, Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Hessican Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam Director: Guillermo del Toro Studio: Universal Home Entertainment 61163118 (2/9/16) [2 discs] Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 1080p HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 7.1, DTS Headphone 2.0, English […]
A brief survey of the large symphonic output of an eclectic English composer.
“Fantasies, Fairytales & Nightmares” = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, MEDTNER, SHOSTAKOVICH, PROKOFIEV, LIGETI – Ana Gogova, p. – Blue Griffin
Ani Gogova’s recital displays her mastery over many styles, essentially Romantic, here in dark colors.
HAVERGAL BRIAN: Symphony No. 1 in D minor “The Gothic” – Honor Sheppard/Shirley Minty/Ronald Dowd/Roger Stalman/ 6 Choirs/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Adrian Boult – Testament (2 CDs)
Brian – the epitome of the neglected composer – who turned out 32 symphonies with almost no performances or attention.