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Piotr Szewczyk, solo violin – “Violin Futura” – Navona (2 discs)

Piotr Szewczyk, solo violin – “Violin Futura” – Navona (2 discs)

Piotr Szewczyk, “Violin Futura”, Thirty-three commissioned works from composers around the world [TrackList follows] – Piotr Szewczyk, solo violin – Navona NV6028 [Distr. by Parma], TT: 101:22, (two CDs) (2/12/16) ***: 
Very impressive violin work in a cutting-edge but nearly exhausting collection.
 Nearly exhausting is this modern solo violin collection both for the incredible talent […]

BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano –  [Tracklist follows] – Steven Isserlis, cello/ Robert Levin, fortepiano – Hyperion (2 discs):
BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano – [TrackList follows] – Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello/ Alexander Melinkov, piano – Harmonia mundi (2 discs):

BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano – [Tracklist follows] – Steven Isserlis, cello/ Robert Levin, fortepiano – Hyperion (2 discs):
BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano – [TrackList follows] – Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello/ Alexander Melinkov, piano – Harmonia mundi (2 discs):

By any and all standards, the Isserlis/Levin disc is a very special release. Queyras and Melnikov, using a modern piano, offer fine readings as well but aren’t in quite the same league.

BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano –  [Tracklist follows] – Steven Isserlis, cello/ Robert Levin, fortepiano – Hyperion (2 discs):
BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano – [TrackList follows] – Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello/ Alexander Melinkov, piano – Harmonia mundi (2 discs):

BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano – [Tracklist follows] – Steven Isserlis, cello/ Robert Levin, fortepiano – Hyperion (2 discs): BEETHOVEN: Complete works for violoncello and piano – [TrackList follows] – Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello/ Alexander Melinkov, piano – Harmonia mundi (2 discs):

By any and all standards, the Isserlis/Levin disc is a very special release. Queyras and Melnikov, using a modern piano, offer fine readings as well but aren’t in quite the same league.

“Leclair & His Rivals” = LOUIS-GABRIEL GUILLEMAIN: Sonata No. IV in A Major; JEAN-BAPTISTE CARDONNE: Sonata No. III; JEAN-PIERRE GUIGNON: Sonata in C minor; JACQUES DUPHLY: Pieces de Clavecin: Ouverture; La de Mary; Chaconne; JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR: Sonata No. XII – Leila Schayegh, Baroque violin/ Jörg Halubek, harpsichord – Pan Classics

“Leclair & His Rivals” = LOUIS-GABRIEL GUILLEMAIN: Sonata No. IV in A Major; JEAN-BAPTISTE CARDONNE: Sonata No. III; JEAN-PIERRE GUIGNON: Sonata in C minor; JACQUES DUPHLY: Pieces de Clavecin: Ouverture; La de Mary; Chaconne; JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR: Sonata No. XII – Leila Schayegh, Baroque violin/ Jörg Halubek, harpsichord – Pan Classics

Maybe the title’s a little misleading, but this is nonetheless a stylish and stylishly-played recital.