DVORAK: Sym. No. 9; MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition – Bavarian Radio Sym. /Mariss Jansons, Blu-ray (2016)
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9; MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition – Bavarian Radio Sym. Orch. /Mariss Jansons Studio: Belvedere [4/1/16] (Distr. by Naxos) Video: HD 1.77:1 for 16:9 screens, color Audio: DTS-HD 5.0, PCM Stereo Region Region free. (note: Amazon lists this as Region B, but the disc is region free) Length: 83 minutes Audio: **** Video **** […]
Leopold Stokowski – All-American Youth Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Their Rarest 78 rpm Recordings, 1940-1946 – Music & Arts (3 CDs)
An extensive compilation that well completes Leopold Stokowski’s work with two decidedly “patriotic” ensembles, 1940-1946.
A Bach transcription for string orchestra that satisfies.
“Music for Brass & Organ” = J.S. BACH, BUXTEHUDE, CAMPRA, G. GABRIELI, HOVHANESS, HUMPERDINCK, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, SCHUMANN, R. STRAUSS – Thompson Brass Quartet, Barbara Bruns, organ – MSR
Organ and Brass Music in a fresh and pleasant program.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Chamber Music – Kinsky Trio Prague/Pražák Quartet/various performers – Praga Digitals
Absolutely charming music in terrific performance.
BACH: Suite in E Major; Suite in A Minor; Christ lag in Todesbanden; Ciaccona from Partita for Solo Violin – Ismo Eskelinen, guitar – Alba
A perfect disc for when you want to explore the more intimate side of Bach’s art.
“Opera Breve” = Works of FALLA, TCHAIKOVSKY, DONIZETTI, GLUCK, ROSSINI, R. STRAUSS, GERSHWIN, SAINT-SAENS, HUMPERDINCK, RAFF for violin & piano – Quint & Maisky – Avanti Classic
Violin virtuoso Philippe Quint pays tribute to the personalities and teaches who nurtured his fine talent, here accompanied in appreciative ardor by pianist Lily Maisky.
“Carnaval” = SCHUMANN: Carnaval & Kinderszenen (adapted by Chris Colettti and Brandon Ridenour) – Canadian Brass – Opening Day
Sunday in the Park with Robert.
BACH: Concertos = Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042; Concerto in D Major, BWV 1053; Vioiln Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041; Concerto in C Minor, BWV 1060 – Viktoria Mullova, v./ Accademia Bizantina/ Ottavio Dantone – Onyx
The collaborative efforts of Mullova and Dantone rework some Bach staples, so that new wine may be poured with gusto into old bottles.
J. S. BACH: Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in D Minor; C. P. E. BACH: Con. for Organ in G Major; JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH (attrib.): Con. for Piano – Pieter-Jan Belder, keyboards and cond. / Musica Amphion – Quintone
A good idea very well executed.
The transcription for pipe organ is almost like a new work.
Finely played, sumptuously recorded music that really has no place on the organ.