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“The Songs of Brahms Vol. 5” = Die schöne Magelone – Christopher Maltman, bar./ Graham Johnson, p. – Hyperion “The Songs of Brahms Vol. 5” = Die schöne Magelone – Christopher Maltman, bar./ Graham Johnson, p. – Hyperion
Published on September 16, 2014

Sans all the verbiage, this music-only rendition of Brahms’s only cycle provides much satisfaction.


VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending – Soloists/ Atlanta Sym. Orch. & Chorus/ Robert Spano – ASO Media (2 CDs) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending – Soloists/ Atlanta Sym. Orch. & Chorus/ Robert Spano – ASO Media (2 CDs)
Published on September 16, 2014

Vibrant, vivid, and soaring accounts of three indispensable works.


TCHAIKOVSKY: The Seasons; Six Morceaux – Pavel Kolesnikov, piano – Hyperion TCHAIKOVSKY: The Seasons; Six Morceaux – Pavel Kolesnikov, piano – Hyperion
Published on September 15, 2014

Pavel Kolesnikov well communicates his fond affection for Tchaikovsky’s piano music, salon works that delight and charm at every turn.


LOUSSIER: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; PADEREWSKI: Violin Sonata (Iwicki, Hauer)  Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orch./ Kostecki – Naxos LOUSSIER: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; PADEREWSKI: Violin Sonata (Iwicki, Hauer) Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orch./ Kostecki – Naxos
Published on September 14, 2014

Two exhilarating works by Loussier in a superb recording.




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