* BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem – Christiane Libor, sop./ Thomas E. Bauer, bar./ Warsaw Philharmonic Orch. and Choir/ Antoni Wit – Naxos Pure Audio Blu-ray
************* MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH ************
A milestone in recorded art for this work, and audio fans in particular will have to have it.
Four CDs from NYC’s Smoke featuring David Hazeltine, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, and Harold Mabern [Details below]
Where there is Smoke, there is high quality jazz…
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5 in D Major; Symphony No. 8 in D Minor – Hallé Orchestra/ Sir Mark Elder – Hallé
Sir Mark Elder realizes the D Major and D Minor Symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams with refined grandeur—played for pomp, breadth, and glory.
Piano Music of Gene Gutchë = Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; C Minor Fugue; Utilitarian Fugue; Theme and Variations – Matthew McCright, p. – Centaur
A once-noted but little-recorded composer gets his due, sort of.
ROSSINI: Complete Overtures Vol. 1 [TrackList follows] – Prague Sinfonia Orch. & Philharmonic Choir/ Christian Benda – Naxos (audio-only Blu-ray)
An unusually lengthy and hi-res collection of 15 exciting Rossini Overtures.