MOZART: Piano Concertos K. 413, 414 & 415 – Kristian Bezuidenhout/ Freiburger Barockorchestra – Harmonia mundi 902218, 69:31 (9/16/16) ****: (Kristian Bezuidenhout; fortepiano/ Gottfriend von der Goltz, violin and director) Three bonhomous concertos which represent Mozart’s bid to win over the Vienna audience, played on period instruments. The three concertos under review here, K. 413-415, […]
Wildly dramatic and lyrical chamber music from an American original.
PROKOFIEFF: Romeo and Juliet – Complete Ballet – Sym. Orch. of the State Academic Bolshoi Th./ Gennady Rozhdestvensky – Pristine Audio
The restoration of Rozhdestvensky’s complete 1959 version of Prokofiev’s brilliant ballet score is cause for general dancing.
Die Glorreichen Sieben – Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World (A Tribute to Neil Young) [TrackList follows] – Boomslang
An outsider jazz tribute to Neil Young.
PIOTR MOSS: Chagall for Strings = String Quartet No. 4, “Chagall”; Le lien entre les jours; Dedication – Jadwiga Rappe, mezzo/ Opium String Q. – Accord
An outstanding release of some challenging but very rewarding music.
BRAHMS: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major; String Sextet No. 2 in G Major – Prazak Q./ Petr Homan, viola/ Vladimir Fortin, cello – Praga Digitals
Immaculately polished renditions of the Brahms sextets by the Prazak Quartet and friends make this an indispensable chamber music addition.
“In my music I’m trying to play the truth of what I am.” – Charles Mingus.
FAURE: Theme et Variations in C-sharp Minor; Valse-Caprice No. 1 in A; Valse-Caprice No. 2 in D-flat Major; Nocturne No. 5 in B-flat Major; Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major; Nocturne No. 13 in B Minor; Ballade – Angela Hewitt, piano – Hyperion
Angel Hewitt celebrates her life-long devotion to Faure’s solo piano music, offering a selection from the composer’s various period of development.
A strange take on themes of Debussy played on the pipe organ.