BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra; PISTON: Sym. No. 3 – Boston Sym. Orch./ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio
Two Koussevitzky commissions have their day in the sun here, in performances vibrantly restored by Andrew Rose. BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra; PISTON: Symphony No. 3 in C – Boston Sym. Orch./ Serge Koussevitzky – Pristine Audio PASC 463, 67:34 [avail. in various formats from www.pristineclassical.com] ****: Conductor Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951) commissioned the 1943 Bartok […]
DVORAK: Piano Concerto in g minor; SCHUBERT: Fantasy for Piano in C Major, “Wanderer” – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Bavarian State Orch./ Carlos Kleiber – Warner Classics
Classic renditions by Richter of Dvorak and Schubert constitute “required listening” for anyone who appreciates this keyboard titan.
Great Comedy Overtures of HEROLD, NICOLAI, WOLF-FERRARI, THOMAS, REZNICEK & Others – Royal Scottish National Orch./Lance Friedel – Naxos
A sweetly affectionate collection of light opera overtures showcases a young American conductor and his responsive RSNO players.
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring; Symphony of Psalms – SWR Sym. Orch. of Baden-Baden and Freiburg; Choir and Orch. of the French Nat. Radio Orch./ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Pristine has a coup in this reissue of classic readings of Stravinsky by Jascha Horenstein, a true evening of exemplary musicianship.
“Transcriptions for Clarinet Choir” = Music by VERDI, DVORAK, BACH, et al. (TrackList follows) – Orch. Mediterranea di Clarinetti/ Gianluca Campagnolo – Amadeus Arte
Mostly very nice arrangements played quite well.
Vintage Mozart from the youthful firebrand Argerich, here dazzling in one of the Mozart concertos she never recorded commercially.