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100th birthday of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on December 8, 2019.
Renate Eggbrecht has recorded all 3 violin Sonatas

 


More Preludes to Chopin
Kenneth Hamilton (piano)


Gloriæ Dei Cantores


 

Recordings of the Month

May


Beethoven Piano Concertos


Stradal Transcriptions


LOSY Note d’oro


Scarlatti Sonatas Vol 2

 

April

Feinberg Piano Sonatas


Schoenberg Violin Concerto


Early Keyboard


Nun Danket Alle Gott
Now Everyone Thanks God

 

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Monday June 15th

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Complete String Quartets
Kuss Qt rec. 2019
RUBICON RCD1045
[8 CDs: 523:19] [SG]

Thrilling performances, not to be missed.

Luciano BERIO (1925-2003)
Coro, Cries of London
Norwegian Soloists’ Ch, Norwegian Radio O/Grete Pedersen rec. 2018/19
BIS BIS-2391 SACD
[73:26] [LW]

A major achievement in Berio choral music.

Sir James MacMILLAN (b. 1959)

The Sun Danced
, Symphony No. 5
The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia/Harry Christophers rec. 2019
CORO COR16179
[78:54] [JQ]

This symphony is a new work of great importance and great conviction, and has been stunningly realised here.
Joseph MAYSEDER (1789-1863)
Piano Trios
Raimund Lissy (violin), Maria Grün (cello), Srebra Gelleva (piano) rec. 2018/19
GRAMOLA 99197
[64:12] [SSi]

A great starting point to get to know Joseph Mayseder.
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Piano Concerto No. 3
Sir Arthur BLISS (1891-1975)
Piano Concerto
Gina Bachauer (piano), NYPO/Dimitri Mitropoulos rec. 1956/60
FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR1686
[66:27] [JW]

Try to hear these coruscating performances.
Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
Music for Violin and Piano
Bruno Monteiro (violin) Jo鉶 Paulo Santos (piano) rec. 2019
ET’CETERA KTC1682
 [75:13] [SB]

Gentle and tender performances of most of Stravinsky’s music for violin and piano.
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)
La forza del destino

Maria Callas (soprano) Richard Tucker (tenor) Ch & O La Scala/Tullio Serafin rec. 1954
PRISTINE AUDIO PACO172
[3 CDs: 165:00] [MP]

Wonderfully updated sound shines a fresh light on the Callas legend but the others don’t quite match her achievement.
Giovanni Battista VITALI (1632-1692)
Sonate da camera
Italico Splendore rec. 2016
TACTUS TC632202
[64:43] [JV]

As dance music these 'sonatas' are very good entertainment, helped by the engaging and lively playing.
Anna Kavalerova (piano)
Themes and Variations
rec. 2019
SOLO MUSICA SM324
[57:42] [DD]

A very impressive themed debut.
Ji Hyung Park (guitar)
Works by Scarlatti, Albeniz, Brouwer, Takemitsu & Castelnuovo-Tedesco
rec. 2019
NAXOS 8.574140
[71:42] [ZT]

A formidable talent.
Youri Egorov: His Complete Original Diary - Italy 1976
Wim de Haan (ed.)
Private Release
[SG]

A fascinating snapshot of an important episode in a great pianist's life.

Rosemarie Wright - an obituary by Duncan Honeybourne

Verdi’s La forza del destino - A survey by Ralph Moore

Looking at Alan Rawsthorne's Pierrette by John France

Piano Trio Discography: U-Z Composers ~ A note from the compiler

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