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BACH: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6 – Concerto Köln – Berlin Classics (2 CDs) BACH: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6 – Concerto Köln – Berlin Classics (2 CDs)
Published on December 21, 2014

Infectious new performances by Concerto Köln worth hearing.


MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 12 in A & No. 23 in A – Marianna Shirinyan, p./ Odense Sym. Orch./ Scott Yoo – Bridge MOZART: Piano Concertos No. 12 in A & No. 23 in A – Marianna Shirinyan, p./ Odense Sym. Orch./ Scott Yoo – Bridge
Published on December 19, 2014

Every facet of this recording is simply outstanding. We need much, much more from this source.


D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 = 19 Sonatas – Orion Weiss, piano – Naxos D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 = 19 Sonatas – Orion Weiss, piano – Naxos
Published on December 18, 2014

Orion Weiss performs brilliant and imaginative Scarlatti sonatas with their lyrical as well as virtuoso capacities in mind.


SCHUBERT: Winterreise – Matthias Goerne, bari./ Christoph Eschenbach, p. – Harmonia mundi SCHUBERT: Winterreise – Matthias Goerne, bari./ Christoph Eschenbach, p. – Harmonia mundi
Published on December 17, 2014

Goerne hovers around the sublime in this last Schubert issue.


Pieces of the World: Music for Cello by SCHUBERT, ROSSINI, TCHAIKOVSKY & others [TrackList follows] – Marta Bagratuni – cello and voice, and others. – Blue Griffin Pieces of the World: Music for Cello by SCHUBERT, ROSSINI, TCHAIKOVSKY & others [TrackList follows] – Marta Bagratuni – cello and voice, and others. – Blue Griffin
Published on December 17, 2014

An interesting exploration of the cello repertoire over 300 years and 13 composers.


LULLY: Amadis (complete opera) – soloists/ Choeur de Chambre de Namur/ Les Talens Lyriques/ Christophe Rousset – Aparte (3 CDs) LULLY: Amadis (complete opera) – soloists/ Choeur de Chambre de Namur/ Les Talens Lyriques/ Christophe Rousset – Aparte (3 CDs)
Published on December 16, 2014

Amadis may not be a highlight of the Lully catalog, but still represents a significant effort on the part of the composer.


Yoonie Han, p. – Love and Longing = Short pieces of GLUCK, SCHUBERT, PROKOFIEV, GRANADOS, HAHN, WIPRUD & WAGNER – Steinway & Sons Yoonie Han, p. – Love and Longing = Short pieces of GLUCK, SCHUBERT, PROKOFIEV, GRANADOS, HAHN, WIPRUD & WAGNER – Steinway & Sons
Published on December 16, 2014

Pianist Yoonie Han provides us an extended love-scene through thirteen pieces that celebrate love’s pleasures and pains.


HOVHANESS: Piano Works [TrackList follows] – Alessandra Pompili (piano) –  Dynamic HOVHANESS: Piano Works [TrackList follows] – Alessandra Pompili (piano) – Dynamic
Published on December 15, 2014

Some first-ever Hovhaness tracks and some fine transcriptions.


MICHAEL G. CUNNINGHAM: “Paragonia” [Tracklist follows] – Navona MICHAEL G. CUNNINGHAM: “Paragonia” [Tracklist follows] – Navona
Published on December 10, 2014

An interesting collection of his works (except the Schubert one).




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