Cellist Inbal Segev makes her Avie debut in three Romantic staples that allow her and pianist Pohjonen to shine.
Sir Thomas Beecham, Vol. 1 = Symphonic Works by GRIEG; BRAHMS; BERLIOZ – Symphony of the Air – Yves St-Laurent Studio
The Toscanini Memorial as led by Sir Thomas Beecham returns to us with blazing intensity and passionate fervor.
A truly elegant “hour” of Romantic cello music comes to us via two instrumentalists in spirited kinship. CHOPIN: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65; SCHUMANN: 3 Fantasiestuecke, Op. 73; GRIEG: Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36 – Inbal Segev, cello/ Juho Pohjonen, piano – Avie AV2389, 70:13 (7/20/18) [Distr. by Naxos] *****: This […]
The neo-Romantic piano music of Josef Suk has an ardent acolyte in Jonathan Plowright. SUK: Spring – Suite, Op. 22a; Summer Impressions, Op. 22b; Piano Pieces, Op. 7; Moods, Op. 10 – Jonathan Plowright, piano – Hyperion CDA68198, 76:38 (6/29/18) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi/PIAS] ****: Like most auditors of Czech music after Smetana and Dvorak, […]
“Lifelines” = GRIEG: Violin Sonata No. 1; LISZT: Two Elegies; FRANCK: Violin Sonata– Lea Birringer, violin / Esther Birringer, piano – Rubicon
An intelligent program and fine performances make this an attractive proposition even in a highly competitive field. “Lifelines” = GRIEG: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8; LISZT: Two Elegies; FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major – Lea Birringer, violin / Esther Birringer, piano – Rubicon RCD1007, 60:52 (2/216/18) ****: While the Grieg […]
GRIEG: Peer Gynt; SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 & No. 7 – Dresden Phil. Orch./ Concertgebouw Orch. of Amsterdam/ Hilversum Radio Phil. Orch./ Paul van Kempen – Pristine
GRIEG: Peer Gynt: Suites Nos. 1 and 2; SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82; Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105 – Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra (Grieg)/ Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam (Op. 82)/ Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (Op. 105)/ Paul van Kempen – Pristine PASC 514, 72:43 [www.pristineclasscal.com] ****: Paul van Kempen […]
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto; GRIEG Lyric Pieces; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsodies; Polonaise – Nelson Freire, piano/ Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin/ Adam Fischer – Audite
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 22; Grieg: 5 Lyric Pieces; LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in e minor; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major; Polonaise No. 2 in E Major – Nelson Freire, piano/ Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin/ Adam Fischer – Audite 95.742, 55:08 (8/11/17) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Vintage recordings […]
Ole Edvard Antonsen [trumpet] & Wolfgang Plagge [piano] – “Furatus” = Music by GRIEG, KOSAKU YAMADA, SHOSTAKOVICH, TVEITT and NIELSEN – audio-only Blu-ray & SACD
Music for trumpet and piano in sparkling sound. Ole Edvard Antonsen [trumpet] & Wolfgang Plagge [piano] – “Furatus” = Music by GRIEG, KOSAKU YAMADA, SHOSTAKOVICH, TVEITT and NIELSEN – Pure Audio Blu-ray – 5.1 surround + stereo + mShuttle /+ SACD multichannel and stereo – 2L-130, 53:10 ea. (2 discs) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: Recorded […]
The virtuoso of classical works on the banjo. Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art [TrackList follows] – John Bullard, banjo – self TrackList: SCHUMANN: Three Romances for Oboe MARCELLO: Concerto in d TELEMANN: Partita No. 5 in e HANDEL: Trio Sonata in g, Op. 2 No. 8 BACH: Fugue, Sonata No. 1 BACH: Jesu, Joy […]
Conductor Aadland concludes his cycle of Edvard Grieg in colorful style, emphasizing both familiar orchestral and rare vocal works. GRIEG: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. V = Music to Henrik’s Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Op. 23: At the Wedding; Dance of the Mountain King’s Daughter; Six Orchestral Songs; Two Lyric Pieces, Op. 68; The Mountain Thrall, Op. […]
Two octets of impressive scale receive intimately ardent renditions in these 2011 performances. SVENDSEN: String Octet in A Major, Op. 3; BRUCH: String Octet in B-flat Major, Op. posth. – Tharice Virtuosi – Claves 50-1207, 67:38 (6/8/12) [Distr. by Albany] ****: Given the current amount of attention allotted to violinist and pedagogue Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), […]
James Brawn in Recital, Vol. 2 – “The Time Traveller and His Muse” = Works of SCARLATTI, BACH,MOZART, BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, CHOPIN, LISZT, GRIEG, BRAHMS, SCRIABIN, RACHMANINOFF, PROKOFIEV & GERSHWIN – MSR Classics (2 CDs)
Volume 2 continues the fine pianism found in Brawn’s first go round.
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in a minor; MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor; SCHUMANN: Carnaval – Ania Dorfmann, p./ Robin Hood Dell Orch. of Philadelphia/ Erich Leinsdorf – Pristine Audio
Russian pianist Ania Dorfmann enjoys a partial “resurrection” of her otherwise neglected legacy in a Pristine remastering.
MOSZKOWSKI: Piano Concerto in E Major; GRIEG: Piano Concerto – Joseph Moog, p. / Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken Kaiserlautern/ Nicholas Milton – Onyx
Joseph Moog extends his virtuosic credentials in two Romantic piano concertos; the Moszkowski guarantees his capacity for fireworks.
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in a minor; SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Vadym Kholodenko, p./ The Norwegian Radio Orch./ Miguel Harth-Bedoya – Harmonia mundi
The virtuoso and the poet meet happily in these two Romantic piano concertos, deftly performed by Vadym Kholodenko.
GRIEG: Piano Concerto; 12 Lyric Pieces – Javier Perianes, p./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Sakari Oramo – Harmonia mundi
The Perianes collection of Grieg, his Concerto and selected Lyric Pieces, assembles a magical color ensemble.
Pianist Boris Giltburg finds refreshing bravura and poetry in three of Schumann’s most often realized suites of miniatures.
MOZART & GRIEG Piano Concertos – Andreas Domjanic, p. /Württembergische Philharmonic of Reutlingen /Johannes Klumpp – ARS
A brilliant piano performance wrapped in a lovely 5.1 recording.
The second video from the alternative classical concert pianist.
NIELSEN: Sym. No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”; Sym. No. 1 – New York Philharmonic/ Alan Gilbert – DaCapo
Fine reading of these important, somewhat rare masterpieces.
Felix Salmond, cello = Works of BEETHOVEN, BRUCH, ST.-SAENS, GLAZUNOV, BRIDGE, GRIEG & Trad. – Pristine Audio
Pristine restores much of the electrical recording legacy of Felix Salmond, Britain’s extraordinary cellist.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor; GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A Minor – Stewart Goodyear, p./ Czech Nat. Sym./ Stanislav Bogunia – Steinway & Sons
The classic combination of Romantic piano concertos has a new, inspired champion.