Wildly dramatic and lyrical chamber music from an American original.
Probably Jim Hall’s best album, now in glorious remastered vinyl sonics.
Event at The Los Angeles Jazz Institute – Music for Lighthousekeeping – May 21-24, 2015 – Sheraton Gateway Hotel – Los Angeles, Ca. – 27 concerts, rare films and panel discussions
“Nurturing the garden” – An all-star live tribute to Howard Rumsey & the Lighthouse…
BERG BY ARRANGEMENT – Music for Strings: Lyric Suite, Piano Sonata, Kanon, Early Pieces—NFM Leopoldinum Ch. Orch./ Ernst Kovacic—Toccata Classics
String orchestra arrangements of Berg’s Music emphasize the romanticism of the Second Viennese School.
JONGEN: Violin Concerto in b; Adagio symphonique; Fantasia; LAZZARI: Rapsodie in e – Philippe Graffin, violin/ Royal Flemish Philharmonic/ Martyn Brabbins (Vol. 18 of series) – Hyperion
An almost unknown work by a composer known for another work, plus an unknown composer.
“The Call of Wisdom” = WILL TODD: The Lord is My Shepherd; Stay With Me, Lord; The Call of Wisdom; Man Unkind; My Lord Has Come; That We May Love Again; Vidi Speciosam; Among Angels; You Have Seen the House Built; I Sing Because… – Tenebrae/ English Ch. Orch./ Nigel Short – Signum
A composer that will kindle sparks in the hearts of many, if not all.
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat; Piano Concerto No. 24 in c – Angela Hewitt, p./ NAC Orch. / Hannu Lintu – Hyperion
Hewitt’s accessible Mozart doesn’t temper the easy-going antics of No. 22 or disguise the tempestuous meanderings of No. 24.
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major; Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major; Violin Sonata No. 22 – Ray Chen, violin/ Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orch./Christoph Eschenbach, p. & cond. – Sony
Ray Chen transcends his ‘virtuoso’ status with these elegantly stylized versions of two Mozart concertos and one of his sonatas.
This classic story is given a brilliant operatic treatment.
GORDON GETTY: Plump Jack (concert version) – Christopher Robertson, bass-baritone (Henry IV/Pistol) /Nikolai Schukoff, tenor (Hal) /Melody Moore, soprano (Boy/Clarence) /Nathaniel Webster, baritone (Bardolph/Chief Justice) /Lester Lynch, baritone (Falstaff) / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks /Münchner Rundfunkorchester /Ulf Schirmer – PentaTone
There are very good things in this opera even if it doesn’t add up to a fully engaging experience.