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Avi Avital, mandolin – VIVALDI works – with Venice Baroque Orch. – DGG Avi Avital, mandolin – VIVALDI works – with Venice Baroque Orch. – DGG
Published on May 04, 2015

Mostly Vivaldi and some other items displaying the sound of the classical mandolin.


MOZART: Piano Sonatas – Marc-Andre Hamelin, p. – Hyperion (2 CDS) MOZART: Piano Sonatas – Marc-Andre Hamelin, p. – Hyperion (2 CDS)
Published on May 04, 2015

Elegantly and intelligently mounted, this compilation of nine Mozart sonatas and selected solo works showcases Hamelin’s pearly musicianship.


“The Flaming Fire: Mary Queen of Scots & Her World”  [TrackList follows] – Parthenia/ Ryland Angel, tenor and countertenor/ Dongsok Shin, virginal – MSR “The Flaming Fire: Mary Queen of Scots & Her World” [TrackList follows] – Parthenia/ Ryland Angel, tenor and countertenor/ Dongsok Shin, virginal – MSR
Published on May 03, 2015

A fine and fascinating examination of a period not always covered in its complexities.


MOZART: Cosi fan tutte (complete opera) – Simone Kermes (Fiordiligi)/ Malena Ernman (Dorabella)/ Christopher Maltman (Guglielmo)/ MusicAeterna/ Teodor Currentzis – Sony Classical MOZART: Cosi fan tutte (complete opera) – Simone Kermes (Fiordiligi)/ Malena Ernman (Dorabella)/ Christopher Maltman (Guglielmo)/ MusicAeterna/ Teodor Currentzis – Sony Classical
Published on May 03, 2015

Enfant terrible Currentzis makes waves yet again in a performance of great value. But is he taking himself—and Mozart—too seriously?


Roberto Moronn Pérez, guitar – Andrés Segovia Archive Vol. II (French Composers) – Fresh! Reference Recordings Roberto Moronn Pérez, guitar – Andrés Segovia Archive Vol. II (French Composers) – Fresh! Reference Recordings
Published on May 01, 2015

Pérez’ second album of guitar music written for Andrés Segovia – this time from French composers.


MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major; Piano Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major; Piano No. 18 in D Major – Menahem Pressler, p. – La Dolce Volta MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major; Piano Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major; Piano No. 18 in D Major – Menahem Pressler, p. – La Dolce Volta
Published on May 01, 2015

Keyboard veteran Menahem Pressler turns to a complete Mozart cycle as a labor of love.


PETER GORDON: Symphony 5 – Foom Records PETER GORDON: Symphony 5 – Foom Records
Published on May 01, 2015

A true musical pioneer expands boundaries.


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – New Renaissance (TrackList follows) – LAGQ Records Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – New Renaissance (TrackList follows) – LAGQ Records
Published on April 24, 2015

A new disc for aficianados of guitar quartets.




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