“Dragon” – Works for alto sax & sax quartet – Albany / DANIEL SMITH: Jazz Suite for Bassoon – Summit
A nice classical-jazz couple of CDs featuring bassoon & sax. “Dragon” – Works for alto sax & sax quartet [TrackList follows] – William Perconti, alto sax/ Alloy Sax Quartet – Albany TROY1440, 49:25 ****: DANIEL SMITH: “Jazz Suite for Bassoon” [TrackList follows] – Daniel Smith, bassoon/ Bruce Boardman & Steve Grey, p./others/ The Caravaggio Ensemble […]
Simple Gifts – Chamber pieces of GOTTSCHALK, DVORAK, BARBER, O’CONNOR, COPLAND & FOSTER – The Social Orch. for Ensemble – CMS Live
As “authentic” a Shaker experience in the classics as it gets. Simple Gifts – The Chamber Music of Lincoln Center at Shaker Village = GOTTSCHALK: The Union – Concert Paraphrase on National Airs for Piano, Op. 48; DVORAK: Sonatina in G Major for V. and P., Op. 100; BARBER: Souvenirs for Piano Four Hands, Op. […]
DVORAK: String Quartets = String Quartet No. 12 in F Major “American”; String Quartet No. 14 in A flat Major; Tercet in C Major – Zemlinsky Quartet – Praga Digitals
Dvorak well-played and realistically recorded.
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Orion Weiss = BACH: French Overture in b, BWV 831; SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp, Op. 53; MOZART: Variations on “Salve tu, Domine” by Paisiello, K. 398; ELLIOTT CARTER: Piano Sonata – Orion Weiss, piano – Yarlung
A winner on all fronts, this debut disc displays the talents of Weiss with admirable breadth.
A comedy about butter-sculpting in Iowa.
A masterful documentary covering a half-century tenure of a brilliant band leader.
The hilarious adventures of a naive insurance salesman from the sticks attending a convention in the “big city.”