Ebonit Saxophone Quartet – The Last Words of Christ – REGER/HAYDN/WEBERN/SIBELIUS/SHOSTAKOVICH – Challenge Classics multichannel SACD CC72701, 53:13 (2/3/16) ****: (Simone Muller, soprano saxophone/ Dineke Nauta, alto saxophone/ Johannes Pfeuffer, tenor saophone/ Paulina Marta Kulesza, baritone saxophone/ Claron McFadden, voice) A nearly successful attempt at solemnity. In 1786 a work by Joseph Haydn premiered in […]
REGER: Organ Works performed by Christoph Schoener (TrackList follows) MD&G 949 1919-6 multichannel SACD with 2+2+2 option (see below) TT: 63:43 (10/30/15) [Distr. by E1] ****: Recording and performance should please audiophiles as well as organ fans. Christoph Schoener is the organist in this fine collection of organ works by Max Reger. Reger, who died […]
MAX REGER: Music for Clarinet and Piano = Albumblatt; Sonata; Sonata in F-sharp minor; Sonata in B-flat major; Tarantella – Alan R. Kay, clar./Jon Klibonoff, p. – Bridge
MAX REGER: Music for Clarinet and Piano = Albumblatt; Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 49, No. 2; Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 49. No. 1; Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 107; Tarantella – Alan R. Kay, clarinet/Jon Klibonoff, p. – Bridge 9461, 71:58 (4/04/16) ****: Very rewarding performances of some lesser known works. There has been […]
REGER: String Quartet in E-flat Major; Violin Sonata in f-sharp minor: Allegretto; Suite in Old Style – Bonus Tracks: Clarinet Quintet in A Major: Vivace; String Quartet in E-flat Major: Quasi presto – Busch-Quartet – Testament
Guild restores the happy collaboration of violinist Adolf Busch and his colleagues in the music of Max Reger.
Orgel delivers a perfect disc for the keyboard collector of new and often challenging works.
“BRAHMS and REGER: Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano” – Guy Yehuda, clar./Ralph Votapek, p. – Blue Griffin (2 CDs)
Wonderful pairing of these masterworks played with sensitivity.
(Piano for Four Hands) = REGER: Sechs Walzer; SCHULHOFF: Ironien; SHERWOOD: Sonata in Blue; DEBUSSY: Ballade; MENDELSSOHN: Andante und Allegro vivace assai – Mathias Veit & Henning Lucius, piano – Telos Music
The brilliant variety of Romantic and post-Romantic four-hand music has a colorful exposition here from Veit and Lucius.
“Heavy Sleep” = Works of BACH, ANDRES, KURTAG, SILOTI, REGER – Bruce Levingston, piano – Sono Luminus
Very restful throughout; thought-provoking and moody.
“Bach Crossings” = Bach Transcriptions for Piano Four Hands by KURTAG, GLEICHAUF, and REGER – Stephanie Ho & Saar Ahuvia, pianos – New Focus
Delightfully anachronistic and idiomatically ear-pleasing all at once.
Feuermann = BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major; SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor; BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor; REGER: Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major – Emanuel Feuermann, c./ Myra Hess, p. (Beethoven)/ Gerald Moore, p. (Schubert) – Pristine Audio
Pristine and Mark Obert-Thorn assemble a broad chamber music program by the inimitable master cellist Emanuel Feuermann, whose premature death Toscanini called “murder.”
REGER: Mozart Variations & other works – Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic & other orchestras – Guild (2 CDs)
Guild resurrects rare wartime inscriptions of the music of Max Reger, inscribed by devoted disciples of his Romantic and contrapuntal art.
Felix Hell Plays the Rieger-Kloss Organ – Works of BACH, BUXTEHUDE, GIGOUT, DUPRE, WIDOR, BOELLMANN & REGER – MSR Classics
An interesting program from the top-flight organist.
HERMANN GOETZ: Piano Concerto in B flat major; JÓZEF WIENIASKI: Piano Concerto in g – Hamish Milne, p./ BBC Scottish Sym. Orch./ Michal Dworzynski – Hyperion MAX REGER: Piano Concerto in f; R. STRAUSS: Burleske in D minor – Marc-André Hamelin, p./ Radio Sym. Orch. Berlin/ Ilan Volkov – Hyperion
Two more fine entries in the huge Romantic Piano Concerto series of CDs from Hyperion.
Restored concerts by Fritz Busch expand his recorded legacy and enlighten us as to the power of Hindemith and Lars-Erik Larsson.
Intellectual and digital fortitude prevail in these classic performances from Marlboro, but the music will find few adherents beyond experimenters and connoisseurs.
BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor; REGER: Clarinet Quintet – Valery Gorokholinsky, clarinet/ New Russian Quartet – Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Two ingratiating chamber works for clarinet quintet, but one may well be a “variation” of the other.
Fritz Busch = Works of BRAHMS; BEETHOVEN; MOZART; REGER – Wuertembergischen Landes-Th./Dresden St. Orch./Danish Radio Sym. Orch. – Guild
The earliest recordings of conductor Fritz Busch, as well as some of his last concert appearances, testify to a past master of his craft.