The Tempest Archive
“Les Elements: Tempests, Storms, and Marine Festivals” = Music of LOCKE, MARAIS, RAMEAU, REBEL, TELEMANN & others – Jordi Savall – Alia Vox (2 discs)
A highly effective and illuminating concept album of thrilling dimensions. “Les Elements: Tempests, Storms, and Marine Festivals” = LOCKE: Music from The Tempest; MARAIS: Suite No. 4 “Airs pour les Matelots & les Tritons”; RAMEAU: Air pour les Zephirs (from Les Indes Galantes); Orage et air pour Boree (from Les Indes galantes); Tonnerre (from Hippolyte […]
SIBELIUS: Historic Recordings and Rarities, 1928-1945 – feat. Boult, Beecham, Koussevitzky etc. – Warner Classics (7 CDs)
For his 150th birthday, Sibelius has his classic inscriptions restored for a grand pageant by many of his favored interpreters. SIBELIUS: Historic Recordings and Rarities, 1928-1945 = The Seven Symphonies; Karelia Suite; Andante festive; Pohjola’s Daughter; Belshazzar’s Feast; Tapiola; Night Ride and Sunrise; The Oceanides; Romance in C Major; The Bard; The Tempest; Pelleas and […]
Nicolai Golovanov conducts TCHAIKOVSKY = Moscouw Cantata; Voyevoda; Overture Solennelle, The Tempest – Praga Digitals mono
Selected music of Peter Tchaikovsky finds an illustrious interpreter in Nicolai Golovanov, whose original inscriptions gain a new, vivid life in these Praga restorations.
FIBICH: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 = Othello; Zaboj, Slavoj, and Ludek; Toman and the Wood Nymph; The Tempest; Spring – Czech National Sym. Orch./ Marek Stilec – Naxos
The orchestral music of Fibich follows Liszt and Smetana in his own terms, often poignant and powerful.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor; The Tempest – Joyce Yang, piano/ Odense Sym. Orch./ Alexander Lazarev – Bridge
Pianist Yang and conductor Lazarev, two kindred spirits, collaborate in refreshed and often exciting realizations of the passionate Russian.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas No. 23 “Appassionata,” No. 17 “The Tempest” and No. 18 – Svjatoslav Richter, piano – Praga DigitalsSCHUBERT: Piano Sonatas Nos. 17 and 16 – Svjatoslav Richter, p. – Praga Digitals
More limited edition Svjatoslav Richter Beethoven and Schubert in superlative hi-res mono sound.
Spanish piano virtuoso Perianes casts brilliant lights upon four Beethoven sonatas whose motor elements prove as compelling as their lyrical and dramatic energies.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Souvenir de Florence; The Tempest–Symphonic Fantasy – Mstislav Rostropovich, cello/Leningrad Philharmonic Orch./ Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Borodin String Q./ USSR Sym./ Evgeny Svetlanov – Regis
A Tchaikovsky reissue of anomalous but lovely works, brilliantly performed in each case and sonically splendid.