JANÁCEK: Orchestral Suites – Prague Radio Sym. Orch. / Tomas Netopil – Supraphon SU4194-2, 52:00 (10/14/16) [Distr. by Naxos] ***: Janácek’s opera melodies reborn as orchestral suites. We know the music of Janácek best perhaps for his Sinfonietta. But the talented Czech composer was most often writing operas, and in truth, he didn’t leave us […]
The youthful Louis Schwizgebel imparts poetry and virile motion to these two Schubert sonatas. SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 19 in c, D. 958; Piano Sonata No. 16 in a, D. 845 – Louis Schwizgebel, p. – Aparte AP133, 70:00 (10/7/16) [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] ****: Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel (b. 1987) sports a Romantic temperament, […]
“Epifania” = JUKKA TIENSSU: Sulci; ERKKI SALMENHAARA: Canzonetta; HELEN TULVE: L’ombre derriere toi; PETERIS VASKS: Epifania; USKO MERILAINEN: Summer Concerto, “Geasseija Niehku” = Ostrobothnian Ch. Orch./ Juha Kangas – Alba
A showcase for four world premiere recordings from the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1; RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Natasha Paremski, p./ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Fabien Gabel/ Royal Philharmonic Orch. – RPO
Affectionate and thoughtfully lyrical renderings of two Russian staples mark Paremski’s appearances in Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
GLAZUNOV: String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, “Slavonic”; Idyll; String Quartet No. 4 in A Minor – Zemlinsky Q./ Christoph Ess, horn – Praga
The Zemlinsky Quartet reinvigorates the Glazunov chamber music legacy with three melodious works that warrant more familiarity.
Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben; Schubert: Lieder for Gretchen, Ellen U Suleika