BACH: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f; HAYDN: Piano Con. in D; MENDELSSOHN: Piano Con. in a – Joshua Pierce, p./ Slovak Nat. Sym. Orch./ Kirk Trevor – MSR Classics
Fine, persuasive pianism from a well-known source. BACH: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056; HAYDN: Piano Concerto in D, Hob. XVIII; MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto in a – Joshua Pierce, p./ Slovak National Sym. Orch./ Kirk Trevor – MSR Classics 1496, 62:44 [Distr. by Albany] ****: It comes as no surprise to me that […]
REINHARD KEISER: St. Mark Passion – Soloists/ Ens. Jacques Moderne/ Gli Incogniti/ Joel Suhubiette – Mirare
The St. Mark Passion we wish Bach had written. REINHARD KEISER: St. Mark Passion (Bergmann Ed.) –Jan Kobow (Evangelist)/ Thomas E. Bauer (Jesus)/ Ens. Jacques Moderne/ Gli Incogniti/ Joel Suhubiette – Mirare MIR 254, 77 min. [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] ****: It was the castle chapel at Weimar at Good Friday in 1712 or 1713 […]
Beautifully crafted performances of some introspective works. BACH: Schubler and Leipzig Chorales; Canonic Variations – Kare Nordstoga, organ – LAWO Classics multichannel SACD LWC1056 (2 discs), TT: 210:53 [Distr. by Naxos] ****: The Canonic Variations on “From heaven above to earth I come” is not a long work, nor is it the most torrential the […]
Romantic Trios for Oboe, Viola, and Piano by SCHUMANN, LOEFFLER, KLUGHARDT & KAHN – Ensemble Schumann – MSR Classics
Warm and invigorating performances of little known music that will delight on many levels.
BACH: English Suite No. 3 in G Minor; English Suite No. 1 in A Major; English Suite No. 5 in E Minor – Piotr Anderszewski, p. – Warner Classics
Intelligent and fluid virtuosity marks this installment of Anderszewski’s survey of the Bach English Suites.
Concerto I = MOZART: Two Piano Concerto in E-flat; LISZT: Concerto Pathetique for Two Pianos; BARTOK: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orch. – GrauSchumacher Piano Duo/ Franz Schindlbeck, Jan Schlichte, percussion/ German Sym. Orch. Berlin/ Ruben Gazarian – Neos
A solid and well-done series of readings all in one convenient package.
BACH: Cantatas Vol. 18 = “Watch ye, pray ye, watch and pray”; “Now is to us salvation come”; “King of heaven, ever welcome” – La Petite Bande/ Sigiswald Kuijken – Accent
This series goes from strength to strength, despite the miniscule vocal forces.
Early Bach in a resonant recording with two top performers.
Ohlsson’s second volume of Liszt – like his first – extends his sense of the composer as monolithic and intimate at once, the sheer fusion of extremes indicative of Liszt’s Romantic ethos.
LISZT: Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H; Les Cloches de Geneve; Grosses Konzertsolo; Gianes de Woronince – Ballade Ukraine; Apres un lecture du Dante; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 “Le Carnaval de Pesth”; La Lugubre Gondoloa No. 1 – Misha Dacic, p. – Piano Classics
A pianist in the Gyorgy Cziffra tradition of virtuoso, volcanic Liszt, pianist Misha Dacic celebrates the Liszt bi-centennial in the grand style.
FRANZ LIZST: Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo; Totentanz; other works – Beethoven Orch. Bonn/ Stefan Blunier – MD&G
Works from two distinct periods of Liszt’s life but on a common theme. If you have a liking for Liszt, this should please.