New York Archive
Walter Damrosch = GLUCK: Airs de Ballet; BACH: Gavotte in D; SAINT-SAENS: Ballet Divertissement from “Henry VIII”; FAURE: Pavane; MOSZKOWSKI: Perpetual Motion; PIERNE: Entrance of the Little Fauns; RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite; BEETHOVEN: Funeral March from “Eroica” Sym. – Walter Damrosch, piano & cond. – Pristine Audio
Musician and educator Walter Damrosch has the majority of his electrical recordings from 1927 and 1930 restored masterfully in this Pristine collection.
Saucy: dig it and dig in!
BRITTEN: Winter Words; Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Six Folk Song Arrangements – Nicholas Phan, tenor/ Myra Huang, p. – Avie
Top of the world, ma. A Winter Words winner, and the other music easily match it.
Burrell mines familiar ground with his usual style and elegance.
Clever programming, excellent production values, and above all sensational singing make for a album destined for many desert island lists.
Top notch playing and a fine sense of the stylistic changes needed to cover these works make for a very worthwhile set.
DVOŘÁK: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major; SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life” – Tokyo String Q. – Harmonia mundi
The Dvořák is a little low-key at the start, but the playing heats up, and the Tokyo give the Smetana a passionate reading.
Mordecai Shehori New York Concerts, Vol. 7 = CLEMENTI: Sonata in F-sharp Minor; TCHAIKOVSKY: “Grande Sonate” in G Major; KHACHATURIAN: Vocalise; LISZT: Polonaise from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”; BACH: Adagio; MOSZKOWSKI: Etude in F Major; CHOPIN: Mazurka in G Minor; Polonaise in A-flat Major “Heroic” – Mordecai Shehori, p. – Cembal d’amour
Selected from recital programs at Weill Hall and the 92nd St. Y in NYC, 1979-90.
A documentary of interest to those not dyed-in-the-wool Stones fans.
On his third outing, drummer Antonio Sanchez goes from mythology to the Middle East and from midnight tales to family life.
Two more great releases from the nation’s premiere composers’ orchestra.
An excellent presentation of some great songs of several generations.
Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass (TrackList follows] – Tara Hugo, sop./ Christian Rutledge & Trevor Gureckis, p./ Megan Gould, Luke Cissell & Claudia Chopek, violins/ Karen Waltuch, viola/ Noah Hoffeld, cello/ Logan Coale, doublebass/ Alex Sopp, flute/ Hideaki Aomari, clarinet/ Alicia Lee, bass clarinet/ Ashley Jackson, harp/ Freddie Stevenson & Danielle Schwob, guitars – Orange Mountain Music
One of the best discs of the year, guaranteed to warm your heart and soothe your soul.
“Eternal Echoes – Songs and Dances for the Soul” – Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, tenor/ Itzhak Perlman, v./ch. orch. and klezmer ens./Russell Ger – Sony Classical
A beautiful array of traditional Jewish music that ought to appeal to all.
Award-winning TV drama still has a huge impact.
This intimate portrayal of acoustic blues sparkles in hi-resolution.
Unreleased Don Cherry and Paul Bley, plus Sun Ra? It’s all part of a comprehensive package devoted to saxophonist Pharoah Sanders’ early years.
His newest release is homage to his New York jazz roots.
The seller on this disc remains the phenomenal Ein Heldenleben.
A fascinating documentary on Ken Kesey’s wild band of proto-hippies and their psychedelic explorations.
DVD release of Les Paul is sensational.
CRAIG MADDEN MORRIS: “Dreams” = Violin Concerto; Piano Trio; Dream Songs; Cello Rhapsody; Tropical Dances – Ravello
Pleasant enough chamber music might require more listening.