Classical CD Reviews


Shen Lu: Watercolor = PEIXUN: Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake; RAVEL: Miroirs; RACHMANINOV: Etudes Tableaux; DUN: Eight Memories in Watercolor – Shen Lu, p. – Steinway & Sons Shen Lu: Watercolor = PEIXUN: Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake; RAVEL: Miroirs; RACHMANINOV: Etudes Tableaux; DUN: Eight Memories in Watercolor – Shen Lu, p. – Steinway & Sons
Published on August 25, 2015

Chinese virtuoso Shen Lu offers a series of watercolors cut from Hunan and Western sensibilities.


Sol Gabetta: Prayer = Works of BLOCH, SHOSTAKOVICH, CASALS – Sony Classical Sol Gabetta: Prayer = Works of BLOCH, SHOSTAKOVICH, CASALS – Sony Classical
Published on August 24, 2015

Cellist Sol Gabetta and friends pay their musical homage to peace through works which arose from a Jewish spirit of prayer and devotion.


“Momentum 21 – New Music for a New Century” = Works of  JAMES AIKMAN, DEREK BERME; FOUMAI, THEOFANIDIS – Albany “Momentum 21 – New Music for a New Century” = Works of JAMES AIKMAN, DEREK BERME; FOUMAI, THEOFANIDIS – Albany
Published on August 24, 2015

Momentum will hold your interest with these great new works.


PROKOFIEV: Sym. No. 4 in C Major; Sym. No. 5 in B-flat Major; Dreams – Bournemouth Sym. Orch./ Kirill Karabits (Vol. 3) – Onyx PROKOFIEV: Sym. No. 4 in C Major; Sym. No. 5 in B-flat Major; Dreams – Bournemouth Sym. Orch./ Kirill Karabits (Vol. 3) – Onyx
Published on August 19, 2015

Karabits survey presents lyrically wistful renditions of the original C Major Fourth Symphony and the ever-potent Fifth Symphony.


SHOSTAKOVICH: Passacaglia from the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Symphony No. 10 in e minor – Boston Sym. Orch. / Andris Nelsons – DGG SHOSTAKOVICH: Passacaglia from the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Symphony No. 10 in e minor – Boston Sym. Orch. / Andris Nelsons – DGG
Published on August 19, 2015

A stirring performance of the 10th Symphony with a recording to match.


MOSZKOWSKI: Piano Concerto in E Major; GRIEG: Piano Concerto – Joseph Moog, p. / Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken Kaiserlautern/ Nicholas Milton – Onyx MOSZKOWSKI: Piano Concerto in E Major; GRIEG: Piano Concerto – Joseph Moog, p. / Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken Kaiserlautern/ Nicholas Milton – Onyx
Published on August 17, 2015

Joseph Moog extends his virtuosic credentials in two Romantic piano concertos; the Moszkowski guarantees his capacity for fireworks.


PIERRE SCHROEDER: Voyage – Karolina Rojahn, piano/var. instrumentalists/John Page – Navona PIERRE SCHROEDER: Voyage – Karolina Rojahn, piano/var. instrumentalists/John Page – Navona
Published on August 16, 2015

Pleasant, uncomplicated and somewhat “new age”-like.




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