Daniel François Esprit AUBER (1782-1871)
Le Maçon - Walter Anton Dotzer (tenor),
Franz Fuchs (baritone),
Tonkünstler-O Niederösterreich/Kurt Tenner rec. 1950
Performances are very acceptable, and the orchestra is particularly well rehearsed.
Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893)
La nonne sanglante -
Michael Spyres (tenor) Vannina Santoni (soprano)
Accentus Chamber Ch,
Insula O/Laurence Equilbey rec. 2018 NAXOS NBD0097V Blu-ray [143 mins]
[PCG] Let us welcome a chance to hear this rarity.
Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907) Complete Symphonic Works
WDR SO/Eivind Aadland
rec. 2009-14 AUDITE 21.439 SACD [5 discs: 327:16]
[NB] Beautiful music, well played but ultimately uncompetitive.
Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition Aram KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978) Spartacus - Royal Liverpool PO/Vasily Petrenko rec. 2019
Don’t judge the book by its cover – some fascinating Russian music, gloriously played.
The deeper the blue…
Works by Vaughan Williams, Hesketh, Dutilleux and Ravel - Janet Sung (violin), Simon Callaghan (piano), Britten Sinfonia / Jac van Steen rec. 2018
SOMM RECORDINGS SOMMCD275
An unusual but highly successful programme.
A Fearful Fairy Tale Helena Basilova (piano)
Basilova proves a thoughtful and sensitive guide.
Voice Works by Beach, Clarke & Farrenc - Neave Trio
rec. 2019 CHANDOS CHAN20139 [72:04] [SG]
Three trios, each displaying a unique voice and distinct style.
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Wien
- Vienna PO/羋醡 Fischer rec. 2019 SONY 19075950412 [77:57]
[GF] Kaufmann even in less than mint condition is still worth a listen.
Nowell Synge We Bothe Al And Som Gothic Voices
rec. 2018 LINN CKD591 [77.10] [GH] Enough here to enjoy and some very fine singing indeed.
CRYSTAL RECORDS CD961
An organ and trumpet duo which has inspired five original and distinctive pieces by contemporary American composers.
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