Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
10 January 1935 – 10 November 2019
John ADAMS (b. 1947)
Common Tones in Simple Time, Harmonielehre, Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Montréal
SO/Kent Nagano rec. 2017
DECCA 483 4938
An excellent John Adams album.
(b. 1977) Children of Adam
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Dona Nobis Pacem
- Richmond SO & Ch/Steven Smith rec. 2017/18 REFERENCE
RECORDINGS FRESH! FR-732 [61:17] [EJW] A somewhat bland piece by Bates coupled with a committed performance of a Vaughan Williams’ classic.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Choral works -
Nicolai Kr黦el (piano)
German Youth Chamber Ch/Florian Benfer
rec. 2019 CARUS 83.502 [57:55] [GPJ] A delightful and important issue, timed to coincide with the publication of a new edition of Beethoven’s choral works.
DVOŘ罧 (1841-1904) String Quartet No. 12,
Piano Quintet - Joyce Yang (piano) Alexander String Qt rec. 2017/18
FOGHORN CLASSICS FCL2020 [66:22] [NB] I'm not sure when I got more pure pleasure from a disc in recent times.
Karl Amadeus HARTMANN (1905-1963)
String Quartets No. 1-2 Anton WEBERN (1883-1945) Langsamer Satz - Airis String Quartet rec. 2018
CD ACCORD ACD245-2
I cannot recommend this disc too highly.
JOSQUIN des Pr閟 (c. 1440–1521)
Missa Mater Patris Noel BAULDEWEYN (fl 1509-1513)
Missa Da pacem
The Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips GIMELL CDGIM052 [72:30]
A mandatory and self-recommending purchase for everyone who has been following the series.
Giuseppe PORSILE (1680-1750)
Cantatas - Stefanie True (soprano), La Cicala Baroque Ensemble/Inês d’Avena (recorder) rec. 2019
Rewarding Baroque exploration beyond the usual names.
Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
The Nutcracker – Royal Ballet, ROH Covent Garden O/Barry Wordsworth
rec. 2018 OPUS ARTE Blu-Ray OABD7259D [126mins]
A superb performance is badly let down in Blu-ray format by technical issues.
Her Voice Piano
by Beach, Clarke & Farrenc - Neave Trio rec. 2019
Instrumental finesse and a fine sense of colour.
Vladimir Sofronitsky (piano) Works by Beethoven, Schumann,
Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev rec. 1952 RUSSIAN COMPACT DISC RCD16289
[60:37] [RMas] A mixed bag from Sofronitsky.
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