BYRD, BULL & GIBBONS: Parthenia – Alina Rotaru, harpsichord – Sono Luminus DSL-92208, 52:52 (10/28/16) ****: Three Tudor masters assembled in first printed keyboard collection to honor a royal wedding. We first met Alina Rotaru on her debut recording dedicated to Johann Froberger back in 2012. That recording was a skillful investigation of the French […]
BYRD: “The Three Masses”; Ave verum corpus – Choir of Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker – Hyperion
Three Byrd masses without parody movements.
A solid Mahler Sixth Symphony with fine sonics.
The Phoenix Rising = Works of BYRD, MORLEY, TALLIS, GIBBONS, WHITE, TAVERNER – Stile Antico – Harmonia mundi
Another winner from Stile Antico, this time probing the riches of the Tudor Church Music Project.
MAX BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy; Violin Concerto No. 1; Romance for Violin and Orchestra – Guy Braunstein: violin, Bamberger Sym./ Ion Marin – Tudor
A nice performance marred by a rather lukewarm recording.
A Mahler 7 that gets it all just about right.
WEBER: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor; Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major; Concertino for Clarinet and Orch. – Karl-Heinz Steffens, clarinet / Bamberg Sym./ Radoslaw Szulc – Tudor
Fine performances of these classics in outstanding SACD sound.
BRAHMS: Haydn-Variations; Serenade No. 1 for Large Orchestra in D Major; Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10 – Bamberger Symphony/ Robin Ticciati – Tudor/BR Klassick
BRAHMS: Haydn-Variations Op. 56a; Serenade No. 1 for Large Orchestra in D Major, Op. 11; Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10 – Bamberger Symphony/ Robin Ticciati – Tudor/BR Klassick 7183, 68:44 [Distr. by Naxos] ****: An excellent Brahms SACD with the Bavarian State Philharmonic and their young conductor Ticciati, but up against rather stern […]
LEOS JANACEK: Sinfonietta for Orchestra; Taras Bulba (Rhapsody for Orchestra); Suite from the Opera “The Cunning Vixen” (arr. Jilek) – Bamberger Symphony/Jonathan Nott – Tudor
A fine collection of the very distinctive orchestral music of Janacek.