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JOHN HARBISON: String Trio; Four Songs of Solitude; Songs America Loves to Sing – Camerata Pacifica – Harmonia mundi JOHN HARBISON: String Trio; Four Songs of Solitude; Songs America Loves to Sing – Camerata Pacifica – Harmonia mundi
Published on May 15, 2015

Very pleasant works from this great American composer you should know.


“Seascapes” – Janice Weber, piano [TrackList follows] – Sono Luminus “Seascapes” – Janice Weber, piano [TrackList follows] – Sono Luminus
Published on May 15, 2015

A ‘seaworthy’ disc of little-heard impressions of the ocean on the piano.


Great Comedy Overtures of HEROLD, NICOLAI, WOLF-FERRARI, THOMAS, REZNICEK & Others – Royal Scottish National Orch./Lance Friedel – Naxos Great Comedy Overtures of HEROLD, NICOLAI, WOLF-FERRARI, THOMAS, REZNICEK & Others – Royal Scottish National Orch./Lance Friedel – Naxos
Published on May 14, 2015

A sweetly affectionate collection of light opera overtures showcases a young American conductor and his responsive RSNO players.


MESSIAEN: Des Canyons Aux Ètoiles – London Philharmonic Orch./Christoph Eschenbach – London Philharmonic MESSIAEN: Des Canyons Aux Ètoiles – London Philharmonic Orch./Christoph Eschenbach – London Philharmonic
Published on May 14, 2015

Brilliant new recording of one of Messiaen’s masterworks.


GRIEG: Piano Concerto; 12 Lyric Pieces – Javier Perianes, p./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Sakari Oramo – Harmonia mundi GRIEG: Piano Concerto; 12 Lyric Pieces – Javier Perianes, p./ BBC Sym. Orch./ Sakari Oramo – Harmonia mundi
Published on May 13, 2015

The Perianes collection of Grieg, his Concerto and selected Lyric Pieces, assembles a magical color ensemble.


HANDEL: Joshua – Soloists/ NDR Choir/ Göttingen Festival Orch./ Laurence Cummings – Accent ACC (2 CDs) HANDEL: Joshua – Soloists/ NDR Choir/ Göttingen Festival Orch./ Laurence Cummings – Accent ACC (2 CDs)
Published on May 13, 2015

Only six recordings of Joshua are available at this time, so this one is more than welcome.


ZAE MUNN: “They Were Mysterious Guests” = Timothy McAllister, sax/ ensemble – Navona ZAE MUNN: “They Were Mysterious Guests” = Timothy McAllister, sax/ ensemble – Navona
Published on May 13, 2015

Sometimes a wild ride but a brilliant showcase for McAllister’s talents!


BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk. 2: Preludes and Fugues, 1-12 – Mordecai Shehori, p. – Cembal d’amour BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk. 2: Preludes and Fugues, 1-12 – Mordecai Shehori, p. – Cembal d’amour
Published on May 09, 2015

Mordecai Shehori’s latest installment of Bach WTC Book II confirms his thoroughly “singing” approach to this most rigorous of keyboard studies.


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.




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