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SCRIABIN: Oeuvres mystiques pour piano = Jean-Pierre Armengaud, piano – Bayard Musique SCRIABIN: Oeuvres mystiques pour piano = Jean-Pierre Armengaud, piano – Bayard Musique
Published on June 04, 2015

A classic reading of late Scriabin by Armengaud embraces the intentionally mystical, erotic, and demonic impulses in this ever-fascinating composer.


C.P.E. BACH: Die Letzten Leiden des Erlösers (The Last Sufferings of the Savior) -Soloists/ Ch. Orch. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach/ RIAS Ch. Choir/ Hartmut Haenchen – Berlin Classics (2 CDs) C.P.E. BACH: Die Letzten Leiden des Erlösers (The Last Sufferings of the Savior) -Soloists/ Ch. Orch. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach/ RIAS Ch. Choir/ Hartmut Haenchen – Berlin Classics (2 CDs)
Published on June 02, 2015

C.P.E. Bach’s oratorio-in-all-but-name builds in color and intensity as it progresses in this performance – sympathetic, beautifully-played and well-sung.


The Art of BACH = Arr. by Kurtag – Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, pianos/ Augustin Hadelich, violin – Steinway & Sons The Art of BACH = Arr. by Kurtag – Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, pianos/ Augustin Hadelich, violin – Steinway & Sons
Published on May 30, 2015

Piano duo Anderson & Roe compress the “total” Bach experience into a dazzling and devotional selection of the Master’s musical styles.


DUKAS: L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice); La Péri: Fanfare; La Péri: Poème dansé; Symphony in C Major – RTÉ National Sym. Orch./ Jean-Luc Tingaud – Naxos DUKAS: L’apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice); La Péri: Fanfare; La Péri: Poème dansé; Symphony in C Major – RTÉ National Sym. Orch./ Jean-Luc Tingaud – Naxos
Published on May 30, 2015

Tingaud has his Irish band sounding verrry French, and Naxos’ crystalline sonics are some of the best from this source.


HINDEMITH: Piano Sonatas 1 – 3; Suite “1922” – David Korevaar, p. – MSR Classics HINDEMITH: Piano Sonatas 1 – 3; Suite “1922” – David Korevaar, p. – MSR Classics
Published on May 29, 2015

Ecstatic Hindemith worth every penny.


FAURE: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A, Op. 13; SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in a, Op. 105; BARTOK: Violin Sonata No. 2, SZ 76 – Jade Duo – MSR Classics FAURE: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A, Op. 13; SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in a, Op. 105; BARTOK: Violin Sonata No. 2, SZ 76 – Jade Duo – MSR Classics
Published on May 28, 2015

It shouldn’t work at all, coupling these composers together, but the results are amazing.




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