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WEINBERG: Symphony No. 21, Kaddish & Polish Tunes – The Siberian Sym. Orch./ Dmitry Vasilyev – Toccata Classics WEINBERG: Symphony No. 21, Kaddish & Polish Tunes – The Siberian Sym. Orch./ Dmitry Vasilyev – Toccata Classics
Published on September 06, 2014

A noteworthy Weinberg Symphony and a fine recording.


PETER WARLOCK: Choral Music – Rachel Haworth, organ/ The Carice Singers/ George Parris – Naxos PETER WARLOCK: Choral Music – Rachel Haworth, organ/ The Carice Singers/ George Parris – Naxos
Published on September 06, 2014

A fine sampler of the Warwick choral muse.


HANDEL: The Triumph of Time & Truth – Soloists/ Ludus Baroque/ Richard Neville-Trowle – Delphian (2 CDs) HANDEL: The Triumph of Time & Truth – Soloists/ Ludus Baroque/ Richard Neville-Trowle – Delphian (2 CDs)
Published on September 04, 2014

Handel’s last thoughts on his earliest thoughts prove quite amenable and exciting.


SAINT-SAENS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F; Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor – Aquinas Piano Trio – Guild SAINT-SAENS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F; Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor – Aquinas Piano Trio – Guild
Published on August 31, 2014

Two exceptionally vibrant readings of the Saint-Saens Piano Trios should give any lover of Gallic chamber music a delicious hour.


“Love Duets” – Ailyn Perez, sop./ Stephen Costello, tenor/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Patrick Summers – Warner Music “Love Duets” – Ailyn Perez, sop./ Stephen Costello, tenor/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Patrick Summers – Warner Music
Published on August 31, 2014

The awaited debut of the two young Americans together makes a good, if not perfect, impression.


BYRD: “The Three Masses”; Ave verum corpus – Choir of Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker – Hyperion BYRD: “The Three Masses”; Ave verum corpus – Choir of Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker – Hyperion
Published on August 31, 2014

Three Byrd masses without parody movements.


SCHUMANN: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. II = Symphony No. 2 in C Major; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Rhenish” – WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne/ Heinz Holliger – Audite SCHUMANN: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. II = Symphony No. 2 in C Major; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Rhenish” – WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne/ Heinz Holliger – Audite
Published on August 31, 2014

Tasteful and enthusiastic, these readings of Schumann by Heinz Holliger capture an esprit entirely appropriate to the occasion.


HINDEMITH: Hérodiade – Inscape* – Sono Luminus HINDEMITH: Hérodiade – Inscape* – Sono Luminus
Published on August 29, 2014

A vastly underrated score is given a worthy performance.




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