Two terrific film portraits of musical genius Daniil Trifonov.
Poldi Mildner, piano = SCHUBERT: Fantasie in C, “Wanderer”; CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2, “Funeral March”; LISZT: Sonata in B Minor; DEBUSSY: Estampes – Poldi Mildner, p. – MeloClassic
MeloClassic scores another triumph of historical keyboard restoration with an artist we must reckon among the formerly unsung titans of her art.
Supraphon’s generous tribute to Polish violin virtuoso Ida Haendel restores her Prague recordings and appearances, many of them superlative readings.
SERENA WANG – Dances of the Dolls [TrackList follows] – Serena Wang, piano – Channel Classics of China
A pleasant collection of music that is not a benchmark in sound or performance.
BRITTEN: Var. on a Theme of Frank Bridge; Lachrymae; Elegy for Strings; Simple Symphony; 2 Portraits – Camerata Nordica/ Terje Tønnesen – BIS
Well-played Britten with a world premier selection.
Documentary on 23 year old ukulele virtuoso is revelatory.
A child prodigy shows promise.