Dizzy Gillespie & Friends – Concert Of The Century – Justin Time
Dizzy Gillespie & Friends – Concert Of The Century – Justin Time Just 259-2, 60:12 ****: A singular aggregation in top-flight form. (Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet/ Ray Brown – bass/ Milt Jackson – vibes/ Hank Jones – piano/ James Moody – tenor sax & flute/ Philly Joe Jones – drums) For a time after World […]
Marian Anderson – Let Freedom Ring = Works of DONIZETTI, SCHUBERT, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT SIBELIUS & Others –
Musical and social history are well served by this historic restoration devoted to the art of Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson – Let Freedom Ring = TRAD: “America”; DONIZETTI: “Fia dunque vero…O mio Fernando” from La Favorita; SCHUBERT: Ave Maria; “Gospel Train”; “Trampin’”; BRAHMS: “Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,” Op. 105, No. 2; “Von ewiger Liebe,” […]
MAX REGER: The Complete Organ Works – Martin Schmeding, organ – Cybele 17 SACD set
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 […]
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Vol. IV = BACH: Chaconne in D Minor; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 3; SCHUMANN: Faschingsschwank aus Wien; BRAHMS: Paganini Variations – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano – Praga Digitals
Restored performances of vintage Michelangeli in German repertory cast a new, decisive sheen on an already brilliant legacy.
Ahmad Jamal feat. Yusef Lateef – Live At The Olympia, June 27, 2012 – Jazz Village (2 CDs + DVD)
An historic concert featuring two of the top names in jazz, in both CD and video form.
Lucerne Festival – Claudio Abbado = SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2; WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll – Vienna Philharmonic Orch. (Schubert)/ Ch. Orch. of Europe/ Claudio Abbado – Audite
Newly-released Abbado performances from Lucerne provide pedestrian Schubert but exhilarated readings of Beethoven and Wagner.
WALTON: Cello Concerto; KHACHATURIAN: Cello Concerto – Erling Bloemdal Bengtsson, cello/ Iceland Sym. Orch./ Zuohuang Chen (Walton)/ Damain Iorio – Danacord
Two impressively mounted cello concertos performed by Danish virtuoso Bengtsson attest to his easy virtuosity in diverse styles.
Editorial for December 2013
Naxos Distributors are offering three 50-CD legacy boxed sets of recordings from three of their labels this month as our drawing/ giveaway. They are from the Teldec, Erato and Das Alte Werke classical labels and have been painstakingly compiled to represent some of their most highly-regarded recordings. They are beautifully packaged with complete notes and […]
Things to Come, Blu-ray (1936/2013)
A historic first British big-budget sci-fi feature, but it doesn’t hold up so well anymore.
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird; Symphony in C; The Wedding; L’Histoire du Soldat; Three Pieces for String Quartet; Concertino for String Quartet; Three Songs of Shakespeare – var. Czech ens. – Praga Digitals
Solid performances in a somewhat eclectic collection.
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1; Haydn Variations – North German Radio Sym., Hamburg/ Wilhelm Furtwaengler – Tahra
A 1951 mono recording on SACD? Absolutely. If they can do it for countless historic jazz recordings, why not Furtwaengler recordings?
Goossens in Cincinnati, Volume 1 = GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1; DELIUS: Walk to the Paradise Garden; STRAVINSKY: Le Chant du Rossignol; CHABRIER: Marche Joyeuse; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 – Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Sir Eugene Goosens – Historic Rec.
Transfers a series of Goossens’ marvelously vivid, often emotionally pungent, recordings in this first volume of performances, 1945-1946.