Theme and Variations Archive

BRAHMS: Theme and Variations, Op. 18b; Ballades, Op. 10; 7 Fantaises, Op. 116 – Denis Kozhukhin, piano – Pentatone

BRAHMS: Theme and Variations, Op. 18b; Ballades, Op. 10; 7 Fantaises, Op. 116 – Denis Kozhukhin, piano – Pentatone

A distinguished set of Brahms works by Denis Kozhukhin affords us passion and poetry, at once. BRAHMS: Ballades & Fantasies = Theme and Variations, Op. 18b; Ballades, Op. 10; 7 Fantaises, Op. 116 – Denis Kozhukhin, piano – Pentatone SACD PTC 5186 568, 57:01 (3/31/17) ****: Denis Kozhukhin (b. 1986) proves himself a passionate devotee […]

MICHAEL TORKE: Concerto for Orchestra; Oracle; Bliss; Iphigenia – Ecstatic

MICHAEL TORKE: Concerto for Orchestra; Oracle; Bliss; Iphigenia – Ecstatic

MICHAEL TORKE: Concerto for Orchestra – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch./Vasily Petrenko; Oracle – Quad City Sym. Orch./Mark Russell Smith; Bliss – U. of Kansas Wind Ens./Paul W. Popiel; Iphigenia – Camerata NY/Richard Owen – Ecstatic ER092261, 63:42 [Distr. by Naxos] (11/13/15) ***: Four fairly large-scale and energetic works from this American original. I have always […]