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PIERNE: Piano Trio in C Minor; Faure: Piano Trio in D Minor – Trio Wanderer – Harmonia mundi PIERNE: Piano Trio in C Minor; Faure: Piano Trio in D Minor – Trio Wanderer – Harmonia mundi
Published on November 09, 2014

Trio Wanderer brilliantly realize two piano trios from the late French Romantic period, contemporaries in the best sense.


“Fantasies, Fairytales & Nightmares” = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, MEDTNER, SHOSTAKOVICH, PROKOFIEV, LIGETI – Ana Gogova, p. – Blue Griffin “Fantasies, Fairytales & Nightmares” = Works of BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, MEDTNER, SHOSTAKOVICH, PROKOFIEV, LIGETI – Ana Gogova, p. – Blue Griffin
Published on November 01, 2014

Ani Gogova’s recital displays her mastery over many styles, essentially Romantic, here in dark colors.


“Prelude Cocktail” = Preludes by BACH, DEBUSSY, SHOSTAKOVITCH and others [TrackList follows] – self “Prelude Cocktail” = Preludes by BACH, DEBUSSY, SHOSTAKOVITCH and others [TrackList follows] – self
Published on October 31, 2014

Preludes, from Bach to the 21st century, are toasted by a fine marimba-flute duo.


BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor & No. 4 in G Major – Mario Joao Pires, p./ Swedish Radio Sym. Orch./ Daniel Harding – Onyx BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor & No. 4 in G Major – Mario Joao Pires, p./ Swedish Radio Sym. Orch./ Daniel Harding – Onyx
Published on October 28, 2014

The lovely, often grandly lit performances of these two Beethoven concertos celebrate the memory of Claudio Abbado.


CLEMENTI: Piano Concerto in C Major; Minuetto pastorale in D Major; Symphony in B-flat Major; Symphony No. 2 in D Major – Bruno Canino, piano/ Orch. Sinfonica di Roma/ Francesco La Vecchia – Naxos CLEMENTI: Piano Concerto in C Major; Minuetto pastorale in D Major; Symphony in B-flat Major; Symphony No. 2 in D Major – Bruno Canino, piano/ Orch. Sinfonica di Roma/ Francesco La Vecchia – Naxos
Published on October 26, 2014

We enjoy the music of the yet-maturing Muzio Clementi in this affectionate assemblage of youthful works.



Lang Lang – The MOZART Album – Lang Lang, piano – Sony Classical (2 CDs) Lang Lang – The MOZART Album – Lang Lang, piano – Sony Classical (2 CDs)
Published on October 24, 2014

These superb performances by Lang Lang are unfortunately clouded by substandard sound on Disc 2.




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