MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e; JOHN ADAMS: Violin Concerto – Chad Hoopes, v./ MDR Leipzig Radio Sym. Orch./ Kristjan Jarvi – Naïve
Hang on to your seat! At nearly four minutes faster than most Mendelssohn recordings, Hoopes is in a hurry. Adams is magnificent.
For July EuroArts will donate three of their 14-hour-plus Classical Archive Collector’s Editions highlighting Ensembles, courtesy of Naxos Distributors. The videos were originally made from 1956 thru 1975 and are in black & white and color. Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Franck, Prokofiev, and Schubert are performed by some of the legendary soloists and […]
Karajan and His Soloists I = Works of Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Leimer – Warner Classics set (8 CDs)
Warner revives a major portion of the Herbert von Karajan EMI legacy in vivid, remastered sound.
BERLIOZ: Romeo et Juliette Symphony – Prague Festival Orch. and Choir and Soloists/ Carlos Paita – Lodia Music Int. (2 CDs)
An inflamed, virtually “anonymous” performance by Carlos Paita of Berlioz’s most ravishing score, this 1978 incarnation may prove a Romantic’s dream-version.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 31; SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat; CHOPIN: Nocturne in c# – Menahem Pressler, p. – BIS
Pressler’s perfect pianism makes this a requirement for anyone who cares one iota about this music.
SCHÜTZ: Psalmen Davids – Dorothee Mields & Marie Louise Werneburg, sop./ David Erler, alto/ Georg Poplutz & Tobias Mathger, tenors/ Dresden Ch. Choir/ Dresden Baroque Orch./ Hans-Christoph Rademann – Carus
Volume 8 of the Carus Schutz project resounds with one of its best recordings yet.
KORNGOLD: Much Ado About Nothing (complete incidental music) – U. of North Carolina School of the Arts Drama Soloists and Sym. Orch./ John Mauceri – Toccata Classics
Even if not perfect, this is an important and entertaining performance molded by veteran man of the theater John Mauceri.
MAHLER: Complete Symphonies 1 – 10; etc. – Royal Concertgebouw Orch. (various conductors), Blu-ray (2013, 11 discs)
This is a quite amazing collection of all the Mahler symphonies, including Deryck Cooke’s revision of No. 10.
“Limelight” in my estimation would be an excellent recruiting album for future students to TCU.