Classical CD Reviews


FIBICH: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 = Othello; Zaboj, Slavoj, and Ludek; Toman and the Wood Nymph; The Tempest; Spring – Czech National Sym. Orch./ Marek Stilec – Naxos FIBICH: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 = Othello; Zaboj, Slavoj, and Ludek; Toman and the Wood Nymph; The Tempest; Spring – Czech National Sym. Orch./ Marek Stilec – Naxos
Published on July 27, 2014

The orchestral music of Fibich follows Liszt and Smetana in his own terms, often poignant and powerful.


FRANCK: Piano Works [TrackList follows] – Jorg Demus, piano – Piano Classics FRANCK: Piano Works [TrackList follows] – Jorg Demus, piano – Piano Classics
Published on July 27, 2014

Jorg Demus plays a rare anthology of Cesar Franck, well beyond the usual cluster of three masterpieces.


ROREM: Piano Album 1 = Piano Album I; Six Friends – Carolyn Enger, p. – Naxos ROREM: Piano Album 1 = Piano Album I; Six Friends – Carolyn Enger, p. – Naxos
Published on July 23, 2014

A Ned Rorem amalgam of love-letters and Christmas songs, these pieces provide an intimate salon experience.


SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor; 4 Preludes; 2 Impromptus; 3 Morceaux; 2 Poemes; Piano Sonata No. 10; 6 Preludes; 2 Poemes; 3 Etudes – Pervez Mody, p. – Thorofon SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor; 4 Preludes; 2 Impromptus; 3 Morceaux; 2 Poemes; Piano Sonata No. 10; 6 Preludes; 2 Poemes; 3 Etudes – Pervez Mody, p. – Thorofon
Published on July 23, 2014

An audacious collection of music by the “inspired” Alexander Scriabin, including some rare repertory, brilliantly executed.


EARL WILD – The Complete Transcriptions and Original Piano Works = Giovanni Doria Miglietta, piano – Piano Classics EARL WILD – The Complete Transcriptions and Original Piano Works = Giovanni Doria Miglietta, piano – Piano Classics
Published on July 22, 2014

A young Italian piano virtuoso meets Earl Wild on his home ground of classics, jazz and Gershwin and they shake talented hands.


Distant Light = BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; VASKS: Concerto for Violin and Strings “Distant Light” – Renaud Capucon, violin/ Chamber Orch. of Europe – Erato Distant Light = BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; VASKS: Concerto for Violin and Strings “Distant Light” – Renaud Capucon, violin/ Chamber Orch. of Europe – Erato
Published on July 20, 2014

Violinist Capucon juxtaposes two composers separated by 300 years but whose spirits “bring calm, revitalize, and give hope.”




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