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BARTOK: Kossuth – Symphonic Poem; Two Portraits; Suite No. 1 – Michael Ludwig, violin/ Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos BARTOK: Kossuth – Symphonic Poem; Two Portraits; Suite No. 1 – Michael Ludwig, violin/ Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
Published on September 12, 2014

JoAnn Falletta and her Buffalo Philharmonic find bravura vehicles in the scores of young Bartok, which showcase everyone in glowing colors.


“25 Premieres for 25 Years” [TrackList follows] – The New York Virtuoso Singers/ Harold Rosenbaum – Soundbrush (2 CDs) “25 Premieres for 25 Years” [TrackList follows] – The New York Virtuoso Singers/ Harold Rosenbaum – Soundbrush (2 CDs)
Published on September 06, 2014

A well-deserved self-tribute to a chorus known for bringing the modern musical world to light.


WEINBERG: Symphony No. 21, Kaddish & Polish Tunes – The Siberian Sym. Orch./ Dmitry Vasilyev – Toccata Classics WEINBERG: Symphony No. 21, Kaddish & Polish Tunes – The Siberian Sym. Orch./ Dmitry Vasilyev – Toccata Classics
Published on September 06, 2014

A noteworthy Weinberg Symphony and a fine recording.


PETER WARLOCK: Choral Music – Rachel Haworth, organ/ The Carice Singers/ George Parris – Naxos PETER WARLOCK: Choral Music – Rachel Haworth, organ/ The Carice Singers/ George Parris – Naxos
Published on September 06, 2014

A fine sampler of the Warwick choral muse.


HANDEL: The Triumph of Time & Truth – Soloists/ Ludus Baroque/ Richard Neville-Trowle – Delphian (2 CDs) HANDEL: The Triumph of Time & Truth – Soloists/ Ludus Baroque/ Richard Neville-Trowle – Delphian (2 CDs)
Published on September 04, 2014

Handel’s last thoughts on his earliest thoughts prove quite amenable and exciting.


SAINT-SAENS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F; Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor – Aquinas Piano Trio – Guild SAINT-SAENS: Piano Trio No. 1 in F; Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor – Aquinas Piano Trio – Guild
Published on August 31, 2014

Two exceptionally vibrant readings of the Saint-Saens Piano Trios should give any lover of Gallic chamber music a delicious hour.


“Love Duets” – Ailyn Perez, sop./ Stephen Costello, tenor/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Patrick Summers – Warner Music “Love Duets” – Ailyn Perez, sop./ Stephen Costello, tenor/ BBC Sym. Orch./ Patrick Summers – Warner Music
Published on August 31, 2014

The awaited debut of the two young Americans together makes a good, if not perfect, impression.




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