Leo Blech – Overtures and Dances = Works of MOZART, WEBER, CHERUBINI, AUBER, BRAHMS, GRIEG – London Sym. Orch. – Pristine
The Blech experience with the LSO from HMV in 1931 comes back to us in blazing, seamless sound and nothing less than brilliant execution.
Nothing less than revelatory.
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.
Invitation to the 19th Century: Character Pieces of WEBER, BEETHOVEN, and SCHUBERT – Findlay Cockrell, p.
These three composers helped establish musical Romanticism as we know it.
Pfitzner Conducts Overtures = by MOZART; WEBER; MENDELSSOHN; LORTZING; & LANNER – Berlin State Opera Orch./ Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Pfitzner – Pristine
The usually severe anti-modernist Pfitzner reveals several new strings in his musical harp, a persona that charms in as well executes his chosen repertory with fierce acumen.
Josef Krips Edition, Vol. 2 = WEBER: Overture to Oberon; SCHUBERT: Symphony No./ 9 in C Major, D. 944 “The Great” – Orchestre National de la RTF/Josef Krips- Cascavelle
Two Krips collaborations in Paris confirm his total mastery of the Romantic sensibility, his ability to “convert” his ensemble to a Viennese sound.
Mordecai Shehori – The Celebrated New York Concerts, Vol. 5 = Works of BEETHOVEN, WEBER, SCHUBERT, CHOPIN, SCHUMANN & LISZT – Mordecai Shehori, piano – Cembal d'amour
Pianist and producer Mordecai Shehori consolidates pieces recorded by him in concert 1976-1984, from both Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.
Arthur Fiedler = Works of WAGNER; WEBER; DVORAK; MENDELSSOHN – Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler – Historic-Recordings
Fiedler had a catholic knowledge of main-stream repertory, and he had the musical means to inspire uniformly smooth performances from his players.
Arrau with Szell Live from Carnegie Hall = Works of BEETHOVEN; CHOPIN; R. STRAUSS; WEBER; LISZT- Arrau, p./NY Phil./George Szell – West Hill Radio
A series of superheated musical moments, each informed by the intellectual and digital bravado Arrau could produce, especially when accompanied by an expert orchestral interpreter on the scale of a George Szell.
MOSCHELES and FETIS: “Methode des Methodes”: 20 Etudes de Perfectionnement = Works of MOSCHELES, THALBERG, LISZT, MENDELSSOHN, ROSENHAIN, DOEHLER, WOLFF, HENSELT, BENEDICT, MEREAUX, TAUBERT – Mordecai Shehori, p. – Cembal d'amour
Mordecai Shehori revives a seminal study in the Romantic keyboard aesthetic, as challenging as it is illustrative of the lost art of legato playing.