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“Behind the Lines” [TrackList follows] – Anna Prohaska, sop./ Eric Schneider, p. – DGG “Behind the Lines” [TrackList follows] – Anna Prohaska, sop./ Eric Schneider, p. – DGG
Published on August 27, 2014

Bold and gutsy, this latest outing from Prohaska sets a new bar.


MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e; JOHN ADAMS: Violin Concerto – Chad Hoopes, v./ MDR Leipzig Radio Sym. Orch./ Kristjan Jarvi – Naïve MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e; JOHN ADAMS: Violin Concerto – Chad Hoopes, v./ MDR Leipzig Radio Sym. Orch./ Kristjan Jarvi – Naïve
Published on August 26, 2014

Hang on to your seat! At nearly four minutes faster than most Mendelssohn recordings, Hoopes is in a hurry. Adams is magnificent.


PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 1 in f; Violin Sonata No. 2  in D; Five Melodies – Alina Ibragimova, v./ Steven Osborne, p. – Hyperion PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 1 in f; Violin Sonata No. 2 in D; Five Melodies – Alina Ibragimova, v./ Steven Osborne, p. – Hyperion
Published on August 25, 2014

Essential Russian music that responds well to the homegrown treatment.


PHILIP GLASS: Symphony No. 1 “Low” – Sinfonieorchester Basel/Dennis Russell Davies – Orange Mt. PHILIP GLASS: Symphony No. 1 “Low” – Sinfonieorchester Basel/Dennis Russell Davies – Orange Mt.
Published on August 20, 2014

Vibrant new recording of this important early work.


Leon Fleisher – All the Things You Are [TrackList follows] = Bridge Leon Fleisher – All the Things You Are [TrackList follows] = Bridge
Published on August 20, 2014

Keyboard veteran Leon Fleisher returns with a mostly left-hand-only recital; often paying homage to his own repute.


SCHULHOFF: Concertos [TrackList follows] – Deutsches Symphonie-Orch. Berlin/ Roland Kluttig – Capriccio SCHULHOFF: Concertos [TrackList follows] – Deutsches Symphonie-Orch. Berlin/ Roland Kluttig – Capriccio
Published on August 19, 2014

It looks like the time for this Dadaist/revolutionary/ jazz enthusiast composer has finally arrived.




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