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Songs of Olden Times: Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs – Heinavanker – Harmonia mundi Songs of Olden Times: Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs – Heinavanker – Harmonia mundi
Published on June 20, 2014

Music you probably never knew existed.


JOHN IRELAND: Songbook, Vol. 1 – Mark Stone, bar./ Sholto Kynoch, piano – Stone Records JOHN IRELAND: Songbook, Vol. 1 – Mark Stone, bar./ Sholto Kynoch, piano – Stone Records
Published on June 19, 2014

How many Ireland song discs do you need? This is the first of four, and it is a fine one.


PATRICIA VAN NESS: Requiem; The Voice of the Tenth Muse – Ruth Cunningham, sop./ Sanford Sylvan, tenor/ Coro Allegro/ David Hodgkins – Navona PATRICIA VAN NESS: Requiem; The Voice of the Tenth Muse – Ruth Cunningham, sop./ Sanford Sylvan, tenor/ Coro Allegro/ David Hodgkins – Navona
Published on June 19, 2014

A Requiem fully worth the name, with an interesting coupling that will appeal to more specialized tastes.


PAUL BEN-HAIM: Joram – Katharina Persicke, sop./ Carsten Suss, tenor/ Bernd Valentin, bar./ Miklos Sebestyen, bass/ Munich Motet Choir/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Hayko Siemens – Helicon Classics PAUL BEN-HAIM: Joram – Katharina Persicke, sop./ Carsten Suss, tenor/ Bernd Valentin, bar./ Miklos Sebestyen, bass/ Munich Motet Choir/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Hayko Siemens – Helicon Classics
Published on June 15, 2014

An historical recording—Ben Haim’s last work before he left Germany, the one he felt was his greatest.


SCHUBERT: The Late Piano Sonatas = Sonata in A Minor; Sonata in C Minor; Sonata in A Major; Sonata in B-flat Major –  Paul Lewis, p. – Harmonia mundi (2 CDs) SCHUBERT: The Late Piano Sonatas = Sonata in A Minor; Sonata in C Minor; Sonata in A Major; Sonata in B-flat Major – Paul Lewis, p. – Harmonia mundi (2 CDs)
Published on June 12, 2014

Though recorded some twelve years apart, Paul Lewis remains consistent in his nobly introspective vision of the late Schubert sonatas.


HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-flat Major; BEETHOVEN: 11 Bagatelles; SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 21 – Gilbert Kalish, p. – Bridge HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-flat Major; BEETHOVEN: 11 Bagatelles; SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 21 – Gilbert Kalish, p. – Bridge
Published on June 10, 2014

In a stirring memorial to his late wife Diane, pianist Gilbert Kalish performs glowing pieces by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert.




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