TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1; RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Natasha Paremski, p./ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Fabien Gabel/ Royal Philharmonic Orch. – RPO
Affectionate and thoughtfully lyrical renderings of two Russian staples mark Paremski’s appearances in Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4; The Nutcracker Ballet: Scenes from Act I – Pittsburgh Sym. Orch./William Steinberg/Royal Philharmonic /Artur Rodzinski – HDTT
HDTT restores in vivid sound two Tchaikovsky classics by two fine apostles of the Master, Steinberg and Rodzinski.
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute; Symphony No. 36 in C major K. 425, “Linz”; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major K. 543 – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / James Lockhart – Royal Philharmonic Masterworks
These fine performances won’t replace classic ones but would make real sense as up-to-date supplements to your Mozart collection.