Classical CD Reviews


“A Harvest Home” – Cantus – Cantus “A Harvest Home” – Cantus – Cantus
Published on December 21, 2014

A warm fire with music that kindles warm hearts—what more could you want.


HANDEL: Jephtha (complete opera) – Soloists/ The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro (3 CDs) HANDEL: Jephtha (complete opera) – Soloists/ The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro (3 CDs)
Published on December 21, 2014

A worthy effort, but not quite up to the classic Gardiner version on Philips.


“Christ the Saviour Cathedral Moscow: New Liturgical Chant of the Russian Orthodox Church” [TrackList follows] – Moscow Patriarch Choir/ Tolkachev – Christophorus “Christ the Saviour Cathedral Moscow: New Liturgical Chant of the Russian Orthodox Church” [TrackList follows] – Moscow Patriarch Choir/ Tolkachev – Christophorus
Published on December 21, 2014

A most surprising release—knocking the cobwebs off the antiquities. “Christ the Saviour Cathedral Moscow: New Liturgical Chant of the Russian Orthodox Church”


SCHULHOFF: Suite Dansante en jazz; 11 Inventions; Sonata No. 3; Partita for Clavier – Michal Tal, p. – Centaur SCHULHOFF: Suite Dansante en jazz; 11 Inventions; Sonata No. 3; Partita for Clavier – Michal Tal, p. – Centaur
Published on December 21, 2014

The “Lost Generation” composer Edwin Schulhoff finds conscientious readings of his piano music from Israeli artist Michal Tal.


BACH: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6 – Concerto Köln – Berlin Classics (2 CDs) BACH: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6 – Concerto Köln – Berlin Classics (2 CDs)
Published on December 21, 2014

Infectious new performances by Concerto Köln worth hearing.


MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 12 in A & No. 23 in A – Marianna Shirinyan, p./ Odense Sym. Orch./ Scott Yoo – Bridge MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 12 in A & No. 23 in A – Marianna Shirinyan, p./ Odense Sym. Orch./ Scott Yoo – Bridge
Published on December 19, 2014

Every facet of this recording is simply outstanding. We need much, much more from this source.


D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 = 19 Sonatas – Orion Weiss, piano – Naxos D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 = 19 Sonatas – Orion Weiss, piano – Naxos
Published on December 18, 2014

Orion Weiss performs brilliant and imaginative Scarlatti sonatas with their lyrical as well as virtuoso capacities in mind.


SCHUBERT: Winterreise – Matthias Goerne, bari./ Christoph Eschenbach, p. – Harmonia mundi SCHUBERT: Winterreise – Matthias Goerne, bari./ Christoph Eschenbach, p. – Harmonia mundi
Published on December 17, 2014

Goerne hovers around the sublime in this last Schubert issue.




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