Bairstow, Harris & Stanford: Choral Works – Westminster Abbey Choir — Hyperion
English to the core—if you know and love it, don’t hesitate.
TAVERNER: Mater Christi Sanctissima; Missa Mater Christi sanctissima; Mass ‘The Western Wynde’ – Westminster Abbey Choir/ James O’Donnell – Hyperion
Wonderful readings of two standards. TAVERNER: Mater Christi Sanctissima; Missa Mater Christi sanctissima; Mass ‘The Western Wynde’ – Westminster Abbey Choir/ James O’Donnell – Hyperion CDA68147, 58:36 [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] *****: John Taverner was one of those transitional composers who straddled the fence from Catholicism to Protestantism, but unlike his confrere William Byrd, his […]
D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. IV [Books 9, 10 & 11 – 1754] – Carlo Grante, p. – Music&Arts (5 CDs)
One of the best of the piano versions of the Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas. DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol. IV [Books 9, 10 & 11 – all 1754] – Carlo Grante, playing a historic Bosendorfer Imperial piano – Music & Arts CD-1293 (5 CDs) [Distr. by Naxos] [7/8/16] ****: This is a continuation of the […]
SIR HUBERT PARRY: I was Glad & other choral works – Westminster Abbey Choir / Onyx Brass / Daniel Cook (organ) / James O’Donnell – Hyperion (CD or hi-res download)
English Cathedral choral and organ music from Westminster Abbey in very fine hi-res sound.
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.
TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA: Salve regina; Missa De Beata Maria Virgine; Missa Surge propera; PALESTRINA: Surge, propera amica mea, et veni – Westminster Cath. Choir/ Martin Baker – Hyperion
A real barn burner of Renaissance music, performed to perfection by the Westminster Choir.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4; The Nutcracker Ballet: Scenes from Act I – Pittsburgh Sym. Orch./William Steinberg/Royal Philharmonic /Artur Rodzinski – HDTT
HDTT restores in vivid sound two Tchaikovsky classics by two fine apostles of the Master, Steinberg and Rodzinski.