Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Complete Symphonies
Danish Ntl Concert Ch,
Danish CO/羋醡 Fischer rec. 2016-19 NAXOS 8.505251 [5 CDs: 328:56]
[ST] Not perfect, but certainly a talking point.
(1908-1992) Le Tombeau resplendissant, Les
Offrandes oubli閑s, Un sourire, L'Ascension -
Tonhalle-O Z黵ich/Paavo J鋜vi rec. 2019 ALPHA CLASSICS 548
A collection of Messiaen’s shorter orchestral works in fine performances which would make an admirable introduction to the composer.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
- Youth Symphonies, Contredanses - Freiburger Barockorchester/Gottfried von der Goltz rec. 2019
APARTÉ AP215 [64:38] [BW] A very enjoyable
release; no masterpieces, but youthful Mozart enticingly presented.
Ignacy Jan PADEREWSKI (1860-1941)
& Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano Concertos - Claire Huangci (piano), Deutsche Radio Philharmonie/Shiyeon Sung rec. 2018
BERLIN CLASSICS 0301096BC
This account of the Chopin First is not to be missed, and even if you’re not a fan of the Paderewski Concerto, you’ll have to admire Huangci’s thrilling performance.
Giovanni Pierluigi da PALESTRINA (1525/6-1594) Lamentations Book 2
Cinquecento rec. 2018 HYPERION CDA68284 [72:11]
Offers the best of worlds in Palestrina’s immersive Lamentations.
Josef Gabriel RHEINBERGER (1839-1901)
Symphony No. 1 - Liechtenstein SO/Florian Krump鯿k
rec. 2019 ARS PRODUKTION ARS38284 SACD [49:50] [NB] An enjoyable discovery for those of Romantic disposition.
Like to the Lark Maria Forsström (mezzo-soprano), Jennifer Pike (violin), Swedish Chamber Ch/Simon Phipps rec. 2019
CHANDOS CHSA5255 SACD
A highly approachable disc, with a lovely alternative version of The Lark Ascending.
The Soldier: From Severn to Somme
Christopher Maltman (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano) rec. 2018
SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD592
An outstanding release, rewarding in every way.
Sung Hee Park (soprano)
Birds and Love - Yuki Koyama (flute), Jean-Pierre Ferey (piano) rec. 2017
A different programme might suit better.
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