Virgin Classics Archive
HANDEL: The Triumph of Time & Truth – Soloists/ Ludus Baroque/ Richard Neville-Trowle – Delphian (2 CDs)
Handel’s last thoughts on his earliest thoughts prove quite amenable and exciting.
David Fray Records Mozart (2011)
Terrific pianism on display here, but as a filmed experience it really doesn’t offer a lot of illumination.
BACH: Partita No. 2 in C Minor; Toccata in C Miunor; Partita No. 6 in E Minor – David Fray, p. – Virgin Classics
Solid technique and exuberant temperament complement each other in Fray’s new realization of Bach’s challenging partitas and virtuoso toccata.
Drama Queens – Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-sop./ Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis – Virgin Classics
Drama doesn’t begin to explain the multifaceted characteristics of these oh-so-human and oh-so-removed opera queens.
DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune – Natalie Dessay, sop./ Philippe Cassard, p./ Karine Deshayes, mezzo-sop./ le juene chœur de paris/ Catherine Michel, harp – Virgin Classics
Dessay and Debussy? In recital? Nothing more need to be said…
Los Pájaros Perdidos (“The Lost Birds”): The South American Project – Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor/ L’Arpeggiata/ Christina Pluhar – Virgin
The performances are seductive and the sound is of audiophile quality.
R. STRAUSS: 17 Lieder; Brentano Lieder, Op. 68 – Diana Damrau, soprano/Munich Philharmonic /Christian Thielemann – Virgin Classics
In the tradition of Schwarzkopf and Elisabeth Schumann, soprano Damrau renders a diaphanous visionary recital of the Strauss orchestral songs.