Classical CD Reviews


MOZART: Adagios & Fugues After J.S. Bach = Akademie fuer Alte Musik Berlin – Harmonia mundi MOZART: Adagios & Fugues After J.S. Bach = Akademie fuer Alte Musik Berlin – Harmonia mundi
Published on April 14, 2014

Mozart’s contrapuntal studies of J.S. Bach receive intensely rigorous, austere, and stylized treatment from Akademie fuer Alte Musik Berlin.



“Mordecai Shehori plays Dances and Visions” = Works of LULLY, DEBUSSY, RACHMANINOV, CHOPIN, SAINT-SAENS – Cembal d’amour “Mordecai Shehori plays Dances and Visions” = Works of LULLY, DEBUSSY, RACHMANINOV, CHOPIN, SAINT-SAENS – Cembal d’amour
Published on April 12, 2014

Mordecai Shehori explores music that extends over several centuries with a Romantic’s passion for color, taste, and naturally poetic bravura.


SCHUBERT: Der Wanderer – Florian Boesch, bar./ Roger Vignoles, piano – Hyperion SCHUBERT: Der Wanderer – Florian Boesch, bar./ Roger Vignoles, piano – Hyperion
Published on April 09, 2014

Boesch scores a real winner here, perhaps his finest solo outing to date.


KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto in D Minor; SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 7; String Quartet No. 8 – James Ehnes, v./ Melbourne Sym. Orch./ Mark Wigglesworth/ Ehnes Quartet – Onyx KHACHATURIAN: Violin Concerto in D Minor; SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 7; String Quartet No. 8 – James Ehnes, v./ Melbourne Sym. Orch./ Mark Wigglesworth/ Ehnes Quartet – Onyx
Published on April 09, 2014

James Ehnes indulges both his virtuosic temperament and his passion for soulful chamber music in this rare fusion of Khachaturian and Shostakovich.




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