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SUK: About Mother – Suite; CHAUSSON: Four Dances; REGER: From My Diary – Paul Orgel, piano – MSR SUK: About Mother – Suite; CHAUSSON: Four Dances; REGER: From My Diary – Paul Orgel, piano – MSR
Published on July 20, 2015

Orgel delivers a perfect disc for the keyboard collector of new and often challenging works.


BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor; SCHUMANN: Humoreske in B-flat Major – Margaryta Golovko, p. – Blue Griffin BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor; SCHUMANN: Humoreske in B-flat Major – Margaryta Golovko, p. – Blue Griffin
Published on July 20, 2015

Emergent pianist Margaryta Golovko adds her name to the catalogue of Schumann and Brahms acolytes.


RACHMANINOV: 24 Preludes = Dmitri Levkovich, p. – Piano Classics RACHMANINOV: 24 Preludes = Dmitri Levkovich, p. – Piano Classics
Published on July 18, 2015

Virtuoso Dmitri Levkovich renders a most convincing set of Rachmaninov Preludes, masterly in poise, poetry, and drama.


JOAN TOWER: Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance—Cho-Liang Lin, v./ Nashville Sym./Giancarlo Guerrero—Naxos JOAN TOWER: Violin Concerto; Stroke; Chamber Dance—Cho-Liang Lin, v./ Nashville Sym./Giancarlo Guerrero—Naxos
Published on July 16, 2015

New orchestral music from Joan Tower is colorful, exciting and well-crafted.


“Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia” – The Monks of Norcia – Decca “Benedicta: Marian Chant from Norcia” – The Monks of Norcia – Decca
Published on July 15, 2015

More Monks? Yes, but unlike many before, these are actually worth hearing.


IBERT: Le Chavalier errant; Les Amours de Jupiter – Orch. Nat. de Lorraine/ Jacques Mercier – Timpani IBERT: Le Chavalier errant; Les Amours de Jupiter – Orch. Nat. de Lorraine/ Jacques Mercier – Timpani
Published on July 12, 2015

Two delightful and little-known Ibert ballet scores.


GRIEG: Piano Concerto in a minor; SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Vadym Kholodenko, p./ The Norwegian Radio Orch./ Miguel Harth-Bedoya – Harmonia mundi GRIEG: Piano Concerto in a minor; SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Vadym Kholodenko, p./ The Norwegian Radio Orch./ Miguel Harth-Bedoya – Harmonia mundi
Published on July 12, 2015

The virtuoso and the poet meet happily in these two Romantic piano concertos, deftly performed by Vadym Kholodenko.


GLIERE & JONGEN: Harp Concertos; RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez – Anneleen Lenaerts, harp/ Brussels Philharmonic/ Michel Tabachnik – Klara GLIERE & JONGEN: Harp Concertos; RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez – Anneleen Lenaerts, harp/ Brussels Philharmonic/ Michel Tabachnik – Klara
Published on July 12, 2015

The elegant young harpist Lenaerts presents, with conductor Tabachnik, three silken vehicles for the instrument, colorful and well-recorded.




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