GAVIN BRYARS: The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs – Prism Quartet/The Crossing/Donald McNally – ECM New Series
Music that sounds both ancient and modern and beautiful throughout. GAVIN BRYARS: The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs – Prism Quartet/The Crossing/Donald McNally – ECM New Series ECM2405, 50:58 [Distr. by Naxos] (11/18/16) 50:58 ****: I have always found Gavin Bryars’ music to be beautiful, mysterious, unique; sometimes a bit disturbing – but always worth […]
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor – Seoul Philharmonic Orch./ Myung- Whun Chung – DGG
Conductor Chung extends his ongoing Mahler cycle to embrace a powerful reading of the Fifth Symphony.
XTC – Skylarking [Corrected Polarity Edition] [TrackList follows] – Panegyric/Ape House/Virgin
XTC’s most popular album as it was intended to be heard and seen.
“Flute and Piano Masterworks” = SCHUBERT: Introduction and Var. on “Trockne Blumen,”; CARL REINECKE: Sonata for flute and piano; PROKOFIEV: Sonata for flute and piano in D Major – Paul Fried, flute /Bryan Pezzone, p. – Golden Tone
Fine performances of the Schubert and Reinecke let down by an unattractive recording.
KORPIJAAKKO: Nebula: Concerto for guitar and strings; The Spaceship of Dreams: Song cycle on poems of Rakel Liehu; Kimberley: Sonata – Petri Kumela, guitar / Tiina Penttinen, mezzo-sop./ Ostrobothnian Ch. Orch. /Juha Kangas – Alba
If you enjoy the contemporary classical guitar, and even if you just enjoy contemporary music, this album has its appeals.
Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass (TrackList follows] – Tara Hugo, sop./ Christian Rutledge & Trevor Gureckis, p./ Megan Gould, Luke Cissell & Claudia Chopek, violins/ Karen Waltuch, viola/ Noah Hoffeld, cello/ Logan Coale, doublebass/ Alex Sopp, flute/ Hideaki Aomari, clarinet/ Alicia Lee, bass clarinet/ Ashley Jackson, harp/ Freddie Stevenson & Danielle Schwob, guitars – Orange Mountain Music
One of the best discs of the year, guaranteed to warm your heart and soothe your soul.
Elly Ameling singes Schubert & Schumann song cycles
Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben; Schubert: Lieder for Gretchen, Ellen U Suleika