Mel Martin Archive

Grigori Frid: Clarinet Sonatas – John Finucane, Elisaveta Blumina – MDG Multi-channel SACD 

Grigori Frid: Clarinet Sonatas – John Finucane, Elisaveta Blumina – MDG Multi-channel SACD 

Russian sonatas by Grigori Frid in stunning surround sound Grigori Frid: Clarinet Sonatas – John Finucane (clarinet), Elisaveta Blumina (piano) (6/8/18)  MDG Multi-channel SACD Catalogue No: MDG9032069 TT: 57:16 ****: Gregori Frid is not a well known name in classical composing, but he was a unique voice and I’m thrilled to see more of his […]

Bausznern: Chamber music, Vol 2 – Berolina Ensemble, Maria Bengtsson (soprano) – MDG

Bausznern: Chamber music, Vol 2 – Berolina Ensemble, Maria Bengtsson (soprano) – MDG

A little known composer in some very fine recordings make this trip worthwhile Bausznern: Chamber music, Vol 2 – Berolina Ensemble – Waldemar von Bausznern: Quintet for Piano, Violin, Clarinet, Horn & Cello, 8 Kammergesange for Soprano, String Quartet, Flute & Clarinet, String Trio -Maria Bengtsson (soprano) Berolina Ensemble – MDG Scene 948 2071-6 Multichannel […]

ANTHEIL: Specter – performed by  Duo Odeon – Music of George Antheil – Sono Luminus 

ANTHEIL: Specter – performed by  Duo Odeon – Music of George Antheil – Sono Luminus 

A good collection of Antheil’s music, played with passion and precision Antheil: Specter – performed by  Duo Odeon – Music of George Antheil – Sono Luminus Audio CD DSL-92222 (6-22-18) TT: 61:59 George Antheil (1900-1959) was an American composer—born in Trenton, New Jersey—who began his professional career in Europe, where he was friends with, among […]

Reason & Reverence: Works for Orchestra – Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra / Petr Vronský – Navona

Reason & Reverence: Works for Orchestra – Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra / Petr Vronský – Navona

An excellent collection of contemporary collection of music around the theme of reverence and growth Reason & Reverence: Works for Orchestra – Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra / Petr Vronský Navona Records NV6166  (6/8/2018) ****: What a refreshingly good listen this disc from Navona is. The album starts splendidly with Christopher Keyes’ An Inescapable Entanglement. It has […]

NOTHING PROVED – New works for viols, voice and electronics – Parthenia Viol Consort – MSR Classics 

NOTHING PROVED – New works for viols, voice and electronics – Parthenia Viol Consort – MSR Classics 

A fascinating collection of music by women composers. A feast for the mind and the ear! NOTHING PROVED – New works for viols, voice and electronics – Music by Hildegard Von Bingen, Kristin Norderval, Tawnie Olson, Frances White – PARTHENIA (viol consort)/ Beverly Au, bass viol/ Lawrence Lipnik, tenor viol/ Rosamund Morley, treble viol/ Lisa […]