harmonia mundi Archive
RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead; Symphony No. 1 – London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vladimir Jurowski – LPO
LPO’s recent offering is an excellent rendering of two significant works by Rachmaninoff!
The always interesting Michael Tippitt and a premier recording
Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko shines on these piano concertos!
Two divergent visions of Romantic Piano Music, through Paul Lewis’ gifted hands…
Mahler’s 3rd warmly celebrates the music and its premiere venue with authority and luminous taste
BERLIOZ: Harold in Italie; Les Nuits d’ete – Les Siecles/ Stephane Gegout/ Tabea Zimmermann/ Francois-Xavier Roth – Harmonia mundi
A breath of fresh air in these two defining works by Berlioz!
Stile Antico is radiant in their rendering of this Sacred and Secular Choral Music!
A wonderful new voice on the British choral scene
Brahms favorite genre for solo piano are rendered in this new release by Garrick Ohlsson.
SAINT-SAENS: La foi; Organ Symphony – Paul Jacobs, organ/ Utah Symphony Orchestra/ Thierry Fischer – Hyperion
Warm and exotic, the music of Saint-Saens has an illuminated presence from Utah, including a “new” score.
Steven Isserlis Plays Chopin, Schubert, Franchomme – Steven Isserlis, cello/ Denes Varjon, piano – Hyperion
A combination of scholarly authenticity and persuasive passions, this Isserlis recital of Chopin and Schubert testifies to a labor of love.
In their debut recording, this series of unfamiliar Liszt thoughts and imaginative fragments will long fascinate the Liszt connoisseur.
Martyn Brabbins and his selected principals delivers a powerfully mounted Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams.
HUME, GIBBONS, DOWLAND – Poetical Humors: Les Inattendus – Vincent Lhermet/ Marianne Muller – Harmonia Mundi
Surprising arrangements of 17th century English chamber music for viola da gamba and accordion duo with a couple of world premier contemporary works to stretch the ears.
An outstanding finish to a wonderful series from Clare College, Cambridge
The reduced-forces version of the Brahms A German Requiem conveys its solemn, lyrical intimacy.
The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 77 — works by SCHELLENDORF, URSPRUCH – Emmanuel Despax, piano – Hyperion
Pianist Emmanuel Despax contributes to the Romantic Piano Concerto series with two rarities, each idiosyncratic of its composer.
MOZART: Violin Concerto Nos. 4 & 5 – London Symphony Orchestra/ Nikolaj Znaider, violin and conductor – LSO
Gentle, persuasively fluent virtuosity marks the Znaider readings of Mozart two last violin concertos.
This is a valuable compendium of Franck’s organ music, including works that will be new to most. While perhaps the interpretations of the greatest pieces may not rival the best versions available, it is a very worthwhile collection for any library.
Vivaldi’s Cello Sonatas—Baroque chamber works of intimacy and finesse played to perfection!
Beautiful performances of masterly music.