JOSEPH HAYDN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 31, 33, 47 & 59 – Enrique Bagaria, p. – Eudora multichannel SACD-1601 (4/1/16) *****: (Enrique Bagaria – piano) A buoyant Haydn recital acts as a corrective to dampened spirits. As strife and gloom stalk the land, I find myself retreating into an ever-smaller enclosure until I realize that it […]
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19; Violin Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 35; Solo Sonata in D Major, Op. 115 – Vadim Gluzman, v./ Estonian Nat. Sym. Orch./ Neeme Jarvi – BIS
Strong collaborations and incisive sound editing give us fine interpretations of Prokofiev’s major violin works. PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19; Violin Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 35; Solo Sonata in D Major, Op. 115 – Vadim Gluzman, v./ Estonian Nat. Sym. Orch./ Neeme Jarvi – BIS multichannel SACD-2142, 60:21 […]
GRANADOS: Piano Quintet; TURINA: Piano Quintet; Calliope – Javier Perianes, p./ Cuarteto Quiroga – Harmonia mundi
Perianes and company perform two captivating, often overlooked, piano quintets from Spain.
An unusual and flowery introduction to an age often neglected on record.
A well-groomed and intelligently-rendered Requiem of fine provenance.
BOCCHERINI: String Quartet in G Major; MOZART: String Quartet No. 17; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 15 – Quartetto Italiano – ICA Classics
ICA proffers the appearance of Quartetto Italiano at Britain’s Royal Festival Hall, an evening of brilliant and profound music-making of the first order.
Again—four years later—another Mahagonny production offers the other side of the coin during this time of Christmas cheer.
Sonically spectacular, the C Major Quintet deserves a place on the audiophile shelf for any lover of pre-Classical ingenuity.
Dimitri Vassilakis’s remarkably assured pianism may be the best reason to sample this disc.
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