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BACH: Keyboard Concertos = Concerto in D Minor; Concerto in D Major; Concerto in F Minor; Concerto in G Minor – Lucia Micallef, pianoforte/ European Union Ch. Orch./ Brian Schembri – Divine Art BACH: Keyboard Concertos = Concerto in D Minor; Concerto in D Major; Concerto in F Minor; Concerto in G Minor – Lucia Micallef, pianoforte/ European Union Ch. Orch./ Brian Schembri – Divine Art
Published on April 13, 2015

Spirited and alert renditions of Bach keyboard concertos, likely the first in a survey of the complete oeuvre.


PAINE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 = Symphony No. 2, “In the Spring”; Oedipus Tyrannus – Prelude; Poseidon and Amphitrite – An Ocean Fantasy – Ulster Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos PAINE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 = Symphony No. 2, “In the Spring”; Oedipus Tyrannus – Prelude; Poseidon and Amphitrite – An Ocean Fantasy – Ulster Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
Published on April 11, 2015

JoAnn Falletta’s survey of John Knowles Paine’s orchestral works includes the genial Second Symphony and the premier recording of his last orchestral work.


“The Ground Beneath Our Feet” = Works of REICH, BACH, STRAVINSKY, JACOBSEN/AGHAEI, THE KNIGHTS – The Knights – Warner Classics “The Ground Beneath Our Feet” = Works of REICH, BACH, STRAVINSKY, JACOBSEN/AGHAEI, THE KNIGHTS – The Knights – Warner Classics
Published on April 11, 2015

One of the most eclectic and entertaining collections I have heard.


“Wild Exotic Dances” = Works of JAMES SCOTT BALENTINE – Robert Walzel, clar. – Albany “Wild Exotic Dances” = Works of JAMES SCOTT BALENTINE – Robert Walzel, clar. – Albany
Published on April 11, 2015

Really catchy pieces performed quite well.


SCRIABIN: Complete Poemes – Garrick Ohlsson, piano – Hyperion SCRIABIN: Complete Poemes – Garrick Ohlsson, piano – Hyperion
Published on April 07, 2015

Garrick Ohlsson traces out, chronologically, Scriabin’s evolution as a “poet” in music, a journey darkly erotic and boldly illuminating.



“Hymns to Saint Cecilia” – Felicity Lott, sop./ Choir of Royal Holloway/ Rupert Gough – Hyperion “Hymns to Saint Cecilia” – Felicity Lott, sop./ Choir of Royal Holloway/ Rupert Gough – Hyperion
Published on April 05, 2015

A Cecilian smorgasbord of excellent music from two centuries.


“Music for a Queen” = ANGELO MICHELE BARTOLOTTI: Passacaglie in G; Suite in C; Folia in g; Suite in d; Suite in D – Fredrik Bock, Baroque guitar – LAWO “Music for a Queen” = ANGELO MICHELE BARTOLOTTI: Passacaglie in G; Suite in C; Folia in g; Suite in d; Suite in D – Fredrik Bock, Baroque guitar – LAWO
Published on April 01, 2015

Not the greatest master of all things guitar, but this composer more than deserves a careful and considered hearing.




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